Tuesday, December 06, 2005

would you like to be paid to figure out how to end the war?

Yes? What's it worth to you?

Well, according to this site, it's worth One Billion US dollars.


Wow, not bad.
What's it called?
IRAQ: Strategic City Stabilization Initiative (SCSI)
(begin geek joke) And I thought that SCSI stood for small computer system interface (end geek joke)

What exactly do they want?

"The United States Agency for International Development is seeking applications for an Assistance Agreement from qualified sources to design and implement a social and economic stabilization program impacting ten Strategic Cities, identified by the United States Government as critical to the defeat of the Insurgency in Iraq. The number of Strategic Cities may expand or contract over time. USAID plans to provide approximately $1,020,000,000 over two years to meet the objectives of the Program. An additional option year may be considered amounting to $300 million at the discretion of USAID. Funds are not yet available for this program."

No funds yet?
Well, fuck that.
And here I thought I had a great idea for one, now I'm not going to tell.

BTW, I may be joking, but this grant is most certainly not made up. It's for real. Which is scary in itself..

5 comments:

blog Portland said...

OK, give me the billion dollars. I'll take half of it and change it into pennies, then drop the pennies from 30,000ft onto Iraq. That should handle the nasty insurgent problems.

jessica said...

lol. nice! all of a sudden "pennies from heaven" has a whole new meaning :)

jessica said...

btw, if you aren't particularly hip on standards or lounge music, here are some lyrics:
Every time it rains it rains
Pennies from heaven.
Don't you know each cloud contains
Pennies from heaven.
You'll find yor fortune falling
All over this town.
Be sure that your umbrella is upside down.
Trade them for a package of sunshine and flowers.
If you want the things you love
You must have showers.
So when you hear it thunder
Don't run under that tree.
There'll be pennies from heaven for you and me...

Mike V. said...

You're old.

jessica said...

lol! yea, it's usually sounds better on a gramophone sonny