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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-29-09 04:27 PM
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74. And when you examine the role of bought out government agencies
Edited on Wed Apr-29-09 04:27 PM by truedelphi
And bought out scientists, you don't even need people to be asleep.

Most DU'ers are not aware that the person at the EPA who wanted to have lead put out of gasoline mix was about to be fired (circa 1980) when the MacArthur Foundation gave him a genius award. His pink slip paperwork was actaully sitting at someone else's desk, awaiting a few signatures.

Then they couldn't fire him, as it would look weird for the EPA to fire someone that had just gotten a "genius" award. SO he was kept in the agency, and the EPA ended up taking lead out of the gasoline mixture, just as his research had shown needed to be done.

There are dozens of these types of stories out there.
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