Sunday, March 07, 2004
::: Cannot Say It Better Than Robert Kennedy, Jr. :::
The Junk Science of George W. Bush
These are just some of the copious notes I penned on the
printed article ... Granny calls this free-range note taking.
... suppression of science by Bush Admin
... sometimes they just order up their own science
... more than 60 scientists released a statement Feb 18, accusing Bush of distorting science
... W. H. is purging, censoring and blacklisting scientists and engineers whose work threatens his corporate paymasters or challenges his ideological policy of racial anti-environmental agenda.
... flat-earthers in the Bush admin distort science for political ends
... rescue workers have respiratory problems one year later after Bush had EPA give the OK on NY air at ground zero
... UC Davis study found asbestos particulates higher levels than ever seen before
... report on bacteria found in air surrounding industrial style hog farms ... was making people sick
... James Zahn, microbiologist (he should count himself lucky ... most microbiologist have been found dead) slated to speak Apr 2002 conf ... family farm advocates + environ and civic leaders in Clear Lake ... he is the one who discovered the bacteria at hog farms listed above.
... super-bugs (billions) traveling across property lines endangering health of neighbors and their herds
... Zahn called and cancelled his appearance on day of conf under orders from Ag dept in DC
... Kennedy later uncovered fax trail proving order was prompted by lobbyists from Nat Pork Producers
... Zahn said his supervisor at USDA under pressure from Hog Industry and supervisor ordered him not to make public appearances
... bush's best known case of suppression is in global warming
... bush admin ... first instinct ... suppress, discredit or alter facts it does not like.
... done to a dozen major gov studies ... most well known is report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
... Halliburton = one of worst offenders - uses hydraulic fracturing to extract gas and oil
... gee ... yuck = injecting benzene into underground formations ... could contaminate ground water
... Waxman on their case ... said EPA changed based industry feedback ... BAD
... EPA changed report after talking to Congress to say benzene levels ok
... WOW, bush and EPA = evildooers ... sat on report on mercury study for nine months exposing catastrophic impact on children's health finally released in Feb, 2003.
... causes IQ loss = permanent ... neruro damage and grim inventory of other diseases in unborns
This is only on page 2 ... this report is horrifying ... PLEASE read it for yourselves.
Bush admin IS MANIPULATING SCIENCE FOR POLITICS IN THE WORST KIND OF WAY.
FROM SUPPRESSION TO DISCREDITING SCIENTISTS OR ALTERATION OF FACTS ...
THEY ARE FIRING SCIENTISTS WHO WON'T COOPERATE, HIRING CORPORATE LACKEYS
FROM THE INDUSTRY BEING INVESTIGATED TO DO THEIR OWN TESTS.
Links to more evidence:
More Junk Science
NIH Stem Cell Director: Fewer Viable Lines Than Stated by Administration
Distorting Health Care
Letter to HHS
The State of Science at the National Institutes of Health
Letter to HHS re Hit List at NIH
Sender of List Revealed in Letter to HHS
HHS Responds to First Letter
Waxman back to HHS
Experts React to the Administration's Interference with Science
Scientific Organization Defend Peer-Reviewed Research
EPA - Under Political Pressure
This is a process that could go on all the rest of the evening ...
except for one of the two things that usually shuts me down.
The need for FOOD or attention to my neglected CATS.
Granny = support of beef industry tonight.