Re: Leeches (Re: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))

2 Nov 1995 03:42:40 GMT (Kevin D. Quitt) wrote:
>James Rogers <jfr> wrote:
>> (Kevin D. Quitt) wrote:
>>>Rusty Rae <Rustyra@!> wrote:
>>>> Your post
>>>>will be sent to my senator along with a plea that jpl is abusing their
>>>>privileges when they post on taxpayers' time and on taxpayers'
>>>Who's your senator? I want to include follow-up information about morons
>>>on the internet.
>>This is Rusty's standard tactic: try lame intimidation when you can't rebut.
>Do you think anyone should tell her that JPL is a private organization,
>wholly owned by a private college (CalTech), and not a government entity?
>Nah, why confuse her with the facts?

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is a government-owned/contractor-operated,
Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC). JPL procurements are
California Institute of Technology (Caltech) contracts, not government-direct

Potential contractors should contact Caltech/JPL and familiarize themselves with the
terms under which JPL contracts are awarded.

Hot off the web. It sez, ". . .a government-owned/contractor-operated, Federally
Funded. . ." i.e., paid for by the citizens who read your posts, which are written on a
computer bought by us (or at least your e-mail privileges were paid for by us). I am one
citizen who does not approve of such waste of my tax dollars.


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