NOAA: Surfing the Channels While Riding the Waves
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Under Senator Rand Paul, the Senate Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight issued a waste report looking at NOAA's ship Fairweather and its television subscription. The report looks at the fact that the Fairweather ship has a 300 channel satellite subscription, and that everyone on the ship has personal access to this television subscription. The report finds that the average American household only has 189 channels, and that the only satellite subscription that carries 300 channels is Dish's biggest channel package, so the Fairweather's television situation is superfluous.