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Re : RE: Massacre of Scientists



Thomas R Holtz wrote :
(1) An aside for our non-U.S. list members: just in case you didn't know the
details, Americans pay separate taxes to support a federal budget (which
supports the activities of the national federal government) and a state
budget (which supports the activities of the various agencies in each of the
50 states).  So a given museum might be a federal one (the Smithsonian), a
state-supported one (or even a muncipally supported one), a fully private
one (like the AMNH), or sometimes some combination thereof.
Same kind of things around here (on a smaller scale, though)
You get taxes for the country, for the region, for the department, and some of 
it goes to Europe..So, some museums are national, regional, or municipal
Jean-Michel