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The Pig Book

Author : Citizens Against Government Waste
ISBN : 9781466853140
Genre : Political Science
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The federal government wastes your tax dollars worse than a drunken sailor on shore leave. The 1984 Grace Commission uncovered that the Department of Defense spent $640 for a toilet seat and $436 for a hammer. Twenty years later things weren't much better. In 2004, Congress spent a record-breaking $22.9 billion dollars of your money on 10,656 of their pork-barrel projects. The war on terror has a lot to do with the record $413 billion in deficit spending, but it's also the result of pork over the last 18 years the likes of: - $50 million for an indoor rain forest in Iowa - $102 million to study screwworms which were long ago eradicated from American soil - $273,000 to combat goth culture in Missouri - $2.2 million to renovate the North Pole (Lucky for Santa!) - $50,000 for a tattoo removal program in California - $1 million for ornamental fish research Funny in some instances and jaw-droppingly stupid and wasteful in others, The Pig Book proves one thing about Capitol Hill: pork is king!

Social Science

Author : David C. Colander
ISBN : 9781317344155
Genre : Social Science
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Social Science, 15/e, approaches social science from a common-sense perspective, rather than from a conventional social science angle. Readers will see how seemingly diverse disciplines intermingle – anthropology and economics, for example. In the end, students will be able to approach social issues with unbiased problem-solving skills.

Lessons Not Learned

Author : Roger Thompson
ISBN : 9781612514123
Genre : History
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Despite its reputation as the most impressive naval force in the world, the U.S. Navy is in trouble, according to the author of this book, and systemic weaknesses could be its undoing. Here, military sociologist Roger Thompson provides a compelling, often scathing, assessment of the U.S. Navy and its learning disabilities and then presents a convincing argument for reform. Thompson points to the U.S. Navy's "up or out" promotion system, massive personnel turnover, inexperienced crews, and drug and alcohol abuse as problems that make it difficult for the Navy to build cohesive, well-trained fighting units. In a review of the Navy's recent history, he finds that its ships, submarines, and aircraft are often outperformed in competitions and exercises with other navies—and its failures are either denied altogether or perfunctorily excused. Diesel submarines—so quiet that they are rarely detected until it's too late to prevent an attack—routinely surpass expensive U.S. nuclear subs and put U.S. aircraft carriers in danger. American naval pilots, whose weapons are often improperly tested, are frequently bested by military pilots from other countries. Because the U.S. Navy doesn't have enough surface ships to protect its capital ships, American carrier strike groups now use Canadian ships as escorts. Shortcomings like these, Thompson argues, undermine the Navy's potential and should be cause for national concern. In presenting a side of the U.S. Navy that's rarely discussed, this book spells out lessons the Navy must learn if it is going to succeed in an era of asymmetrical warfare—of David-versus-Goliath conflicts. In his conclusion, the author puts forth a twelve-step program that calls on the U.S. Navy to rethink its naval strategy, to lose some weight, and to focus on the fundamentals.

Adventures In Porkland

Author : Brian Kelly
ISBN : 0679406565
Genre : Political Science
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Describes examples of government waste, looks at how pet projects are added to appropriation bills, and suggests ways to reduce the deficit

Getting America Right

Author : Edwin J. Feulner
ISBN : 0307336921
Genre : Political Science
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Two leading political philosophers explore America's failure to uphold conservative values and its impact on every citizen, reflecting on the benefits of such conservative principles as limited government and spending, indivdual freedom of choice, fiscal responsibility, and free markets and calling for a return to America's core principles of democracy and accountability. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

H R 5229 Fundamental Competitiveness Act Of 1992 And H R 5230 American Technology And Competitiveness Act Of 1992

Author : United States
ISBN : PSU:000020345952
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131838679
Genre : Law
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Power Transmission Design

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924074633227
Genre : Power transmission
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The Corporate Board

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ISBN : NWU:35556022883599
Genre : Corporations
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Books In Print

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ISBN : UOM:39015062097749
Genre : American literature
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

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