Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2009-02-21T00:00:00-05:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad NIH Seeks Greater Minority Role in Science, Health Research,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e88240838970d 2009-02-21T00:00:00-05:00 2009-02-21T00:00:00-05:00 The recruitment of health and science professionals from "underrepresented minority groups" will be the goal of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) outreach campaign that could roll out by August. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at NIH seeks to outsource a media campaign designed to "target... Steve Peacock Feds Plan to Build National ' Teacher Training ' Site,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e882406ae970d 2007-08-22T00:00:00-04:00 2007-08-22T00:00:00-04:00 Teacher accountability and professional development are among the many target areas that the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, hypothetically, seeks to strengthen. Despite claims that the Act oversteps constitutional boundaries --arguably interfering with state and local control of education policy -- the federal government continues to exhibit leadership in... Steve Peacock U.S. Needs Uganda ' s Help -- Write Now, Before It ' s Too Late!,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e88240585970d 2007-06-01T00:00:00-04:00 2007-06-01T00:00:00-04:00 Exhortations to the Oblivious recently reported on the astounding prospect of Washington, D.C., leading international efforts to rid the world of governmental corruption, with Uganda being the latest recipient of our beneficence and, um, ethical leadership [If you have just vomited or laughed so abruptly that mucus accidentally flew out... Steve Peacock Old McDonald Had A.... Tax Bill to Pay for Overseas Farm Subsidies,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e8824056f970d 2007-05-21T00:00:00-04:00 2007-05-21T00:00:00-04:00 Family owned U.S. farms continue to face seemingly insurmountable obstacles in the face of globalization -- so the federal government is stepping in to help farmers... in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan. In order to accomplish this task, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has boosted the value... Steve Peacock Help Wanted,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e88240402970d 2006-12-01T00:00:00-05:00 2006-12-01T00:00:00-05:00 Tired of your desk job? Ready to retire your cast-iron spatula at Burger Slop? Looking for travel and adventure? Well, Exhortations to the Oblivious has got an idea for you! Don't thank me, however. All gratitude goes to the Pentagon! The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency launched a recruitment campaign earlier... Steve Peacock