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CPRIT has been notified by Governor
Perry, Lt. Governor Dewhurst and
Speaker Straus that the moratorium
on CPRIT’s grant award processes has been lifted.
Over the last ten months CPRIT has
taken purposeful strides to strengthen
agency governance and restore trust
in its commitment to the fight against
cancer in Texas. CPRIT appreciates
the confidence state leadership has
in the agency’s efforts – this action
marks a critical milestone for CPRIT.
We have been working hard in preparation
for this moment and are ready to move
forward with deliberate purpose,
accountability and transparency to
serve all Texans.
Staff will contact CPRIT grantees
affected by the moratorium to provide
additional information and next steps
per this announcement. On November 1, 2013, the CPRIT Oversight Committee
will discuss restarting all of CPRIT’s review
processes including resuming review of
applications that have been submitted
and the release of new requests for
IT IS A CORRUPT WORLD WE LIVE IN!
I hate it when people are right when they comment about how corrupt this world is. And this one friend has been right every time although in my deep soul I want to give credit to the the goodness of human beings. Speaking today, my friend asked me what I was doing. "writing for a new grant application for the NIH", I replied proudly. "you are wasting your time" he replied. "I was at NIH, most of the grant request are written with a beneficiary in mind". He recalled being called by his supervisor in the office, and being asked to write a grant request before the Request for Application (RFA) got released. In fact most RFA are specifically written to mach perfectly a known project. The public is let to believe that the RFA comes first. The public researcher is mislead and is used to fill the book, be included is the statistic for publicity stunt. The Public is used to show a large number of participants. The true winners are known in advance. They sometime participate to the writing of the RFA. The world is corrupt.
The NIH is not the only organization filled with politics, CPRIT was so bad they got caught.
At CPRIT, your chance of participating and winning was less then winning at the Powerball. RFA were written after consultation at MD Anderson first, and the other universities were following. In fact it was ridiculous to be far from Houston and Austin, and yet be aware of the fights between who came from what university. The fight is going to rekindle soon after the moratorium is lifted. Your chance to get a grant if you are a small independent business close to 1 percent. MD Anderson 50%, Baylor 20% followed by other Universities.
El Paso (4th city population wise) is in a hard predicament. Its leadership has been stolen by a smaller city. If you are a business from El Paso, your chance for research funding from CPRIT is 0.2%. A fictitious company from Houston got about 20 times the global funding given to El Paso as a whole. The company had even a bogus web site. Basically, you had to be blind to fund this thing! Who was behind such a fraud, I refuse to say. Suffice is to say that officials at the company were using golden furniture! No, it was bad! And of course they folded as soon as scrutiny came!
Now let's see what will come out of this bloody nose Texas tax-payers got.
What hurts is that you want to believe in the goodness of people. But the grant giving is so politically twisted that my friend is right. Why waste the time writing proposals when you know the game is tricked and skewed! But if you don't participate they win 100%, and the audits that will come will not find the normal to compare to. Yes, we agree to be vain participants because that's our role in this charade!
CPRIT DID HOLD A MEETING TODAY AS PROMISED
It is our understanding that this meeting was intended to wrap up paperwork with the winners of the last
round of CPRIT deliberations. The giving of money is however still under moratorium. I refuse to comment on the winners because it was the same old dance with the MD Anderson getting 42% of all contracts!
The meeting came under a lot of tension and uncertainty. With news that there won't be an annual meeting at CPRIT this year. With exclusion from the Texas budget in 2014 and 2015, CPRIT future is more than uncertain. The dance seems to wrap up despite everybody's belief in the reason for CPRIT.
The leadership at CPRIT has been so shaken that we are still waiting to see new initiatives to depict and profile a new CPRIT. The time would have been now to start a new posture and new direction. Wrapping up old deals without showing a new organization was an opportunity missed. Particularly when a new 1 Million Dollar contract is revealed to be just as fraudulently awarded as other previously described. If you give me time and again money, I just may find my way to $100,000 furniture. We are human after all!
NEW CPRIT PLEASE COME OUT OF THE SHADOW OF THE OLD CPRIT ! THE SENATORS ARE WATCHING, PLEASE CONVINCE THEM!