Feds Spend $432,000 Studying Gay Sex Apps

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  1. BethSucks

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    They should have just interviewed Howard.

    Feds spent $432,000 studying gay hookup apps
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has spent nearly a half a million dollars studying gay hookup apps such as Grindr.

    The government awarded $432,000 to Columbia University to interview gay men who use GPS dating apps and determine whether it increases their likelihood of engaging in risky sexual behavior.

    “Smartphone technologies have provided a new venue for sexual partnering among men who have sex with men (MSM),” the grant for the project states. “Indeed, there are a rapidly growing number of smartphone applications designed to facilitate sexual partnering among MSM.”

    The project argues that dating apps that use the Global Positioning System, or GPS, has “accelerated” the rate that gay men can find sexual partners, compared to online.

    “Furthermore, given the expediency with which men are able to arrange sexual encounters using these applications, there is cause to question if, when, and how sexual negotiation and serostatus disclosure occurs,” the grant said. “The overall study goal is to understand how sexual risk behaviors among MSM may be facilitated by the nature of GPS-enabled smartphone applications, the way they are used, and the process by which sexual partnering occurs via smartphone applications.”
     
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    Divorce Chicken Big Fun VIP

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    "Global positioning system" hehe
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    SomerSky Obsessed with what I hate Banned User

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    instead of taxing the rich, can't we give the middle class a tax break by eliminating moronic spending like this? just sayin.
     
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    yes. but the middle class still shouldnt pay a higher % than any upper class
     
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    JameGumb We're all out of toner!

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    "Gary, this guy who runs Grindr, we got to get him in here."
     
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    Bosch76 2016 Politics POTY Gold

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    A single useless jet for the air force would cover about 7,000 things like this.
     
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    Murcielago Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast

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    They don't, you can't conflate income tax and capital gains tax to make a spurious point.
     
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    JameGumb We're all out of toner!

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    Of course a mo like you would want to cut anything EXCEPT gay dating app studies.
     
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    some do. i can, but i dont have to.
    why pretend certain people and industries dont get special tax breaks that others dont.
    why pretend certain wealthy dont have lobbyist to alter the code in their favor, and smallbiz n middle class dont.
    why pretend the tax code is 1 page and everyone just pays whatever the bracket % is



    PS: im not arguing wealthy should pay a higher % than anyone else, i just dont think they should pay a lower one
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    So jets cost $3 billion now?
     
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    this really is a huge waste of cash

    people use the internet to fuck--that's been rather obvious for some fucking time now
     
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    Thikken Vaney What's everyone looking at? VIP Gold

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    Submarines do.

    We spent the 80's and 90's cutting up attack class subs for disposal. (When I say "we" I mean myself and many coworkers) See those things that look like cans? They are reactor compartments cut and separated from the fore and aft sections of subs. Each one is a former sub. By the time we were done, that entire plat was filled.


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    For scale...

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    can the govt figure out why I get wood watching Toddlers and Tiaras?
     
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    i'd like to volunteer for when they study the lesbian side of dating apps
     
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    Hopefully Artie's Liver did close research and will get the AIDS from it
     
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    :facepalm:
     
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    What is there to study? "When you use grinder to fag it up, do you think it's risky?"
    "Yes, but I'm a guy with a hard on." Case closed. Shouldn't cost more than $10.
     
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    I remember when CV's cost just $1B!

    If we had a normal sized military they say we wouldn't have any budget deficits going all the way back to Vietnam.