I got to get me some research grants

Check this out for complete and utter waste.

[quote]National has questioned how a student scooped $96,000 in research funding to study the everyday lives of bogans including their practices of "moshing" and "headbanging".

Tertiary Education Minister Michael Cullen says this type of research is a "great investment" which is "underpinning our transformation into a knowledge economy."

National MP Paul Hutchison pointed out that money for the study was made while government funding for agricultural science had dropped from $63 million in 2004 to $50m in 2005/06.

Dr Hutchison questioned whether the study was the best use of scarce research resources.

"It's not credible that this type of research will improve our economy," he said.

"Our research dollars are already stretched."[/quote]

FFS sake…. "A great investment underpinning our transformation into a knowledge economy"!!!!!!

Cullen has gone mad.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.