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May 07, 2009

Mission creep at the CDC

In an otherwise unremarkable article about cell phone usage, I found this:

...The crossover occurred in the last half of 2008, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with a nearly 3 percentage point jump in wireless-only households in the second half of 2008. The CDC released the new data on American cell phone usage Wednesday...

...The jump in wireless-only households is the largest six-month increase the center has recorded since it began collecting the data in 2003, said Stephen J. Blumberg, a CDC health scientist and the author of the study...

The CDC is starting to look like the commerce clause in the US Constitution - bent, folded, spindled, and mutilated.

If Obama and Congress want to save a few bucks, maybe they should look into getting the CDC back on target and leave this sort of "study" to outfits like Gartner, and all the various pollsters.

It was bad enough with all the faked up firearms shit they wasted money on - even those could quasi-understood if you put your tin foil hat on, took a big gulp of left wing KookAid, and squinted your eyes a bit after gobbling 10 hits of blotter acid.

But, <cough> <cough> cell phone usage? Please...


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posted by Purp at 06:50 AM

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