Excuse me for Suspecting Oct 20, 2020 5:24:44 GMT -5
Post by Radrook Admin on Oct 20, 2020 5:24:44 GMT -5
Excuse me for Suspecting
Just recently I watched a video about how NASA was provided with billions of dollars and claimed to spend it all on projects that could easily have been done with just millions as Elon Musk is doing with his starship project. Please excuse me for my suspicion but usually when such a thing happens either individually or at an organizational level, there is almost always embezzlement of funds taking place.
You know, the usage of funds for something other than the purpose for which they were provided. Like what? Well, like giving gifts to a spouse, buying a property such as houses, cars, clothing, or going on expensive vacations, of giving exorbitantly priced gifts. In short, anything that might chance to catch the embezzler's fancy.
This type of dishonesty is nothing unusual since it has been around ever since selfishness has existed as part of human nature. In this case, patriotism is shunted aside easily in preference to self-gain. After all, how van a human being be expect to be trusted with BILLIONs of dollars and expected to use it to send humans to circle the earth in orbit in a little capsule only to have them splashdown in the ocean a few days later when that money can be pocketed and used for more personally important matters.
No, it isn't easy if only one individual in authority is involved in the theft. But if several in key positions can coordinate their efforts this can easily be done making it seem as if money is indeed being used for the reasons it was provided. Even better. if the government providing the funds cooperates by turning a blind eye, if it is given a share then easier yet.
After all, it happens with the military where toilet seats are purchased for 500 dollars and hammers for 275 dollars each. So why not with NASA?
Far fetched? Consider this:
NASA ex-employee admits embezzlement
Elizabeth Ann Osborne, 52, pleaded guilty to embezzling $157,384.21 from NASA, where she worked for 31 years, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
An investigation showed Osborne used her NASA-issued credit card for fraudulent purchases from January 2001 to November 2005. Purchases were made at Best Buy, Sears, and more than $51,000 was spent at Wal-Mart, according to court documents.
Guilty plea to making $157,000 in fraudulent credit-card purchases