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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:08 AM
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next to be silenced is U.S. Geological Survey by neo cons

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/bush_scientists


New publishing rules restrict scientists


The Bush administration is clamping down on scientists at the
U.S. Geological Survey, the latest agency subjected to controls on research that might go against official policy.

New rules require screening of all facts and interpretations by agency scientists who study everything from caribou mating to global warming. The rules apply to all scientific papers and other public documents, even minor reports or prepared talks, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

Top officials at the Interior Department's scientific arm say the rules only standardize what scientists must do to ensure the quality of their work and give a heads-up to the agency's public relations staff.

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The new requirements state that the USGS's communications office must be "alerted about information products containing high-visibility topics or topics of a policy-sensitive nature."

The agency's director, Mark Myers, and its communications office also must be told prior to any submission for publication "of findings or data that may be especially newsworthy, have an impact on government policy, or contradict previous public understanding to ensure that proper officials are notified and that communication strategies are developed."
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the killing of america


(I never knew scientiests were so whimpy to take this - yes I know they have written letters, etc. and yes I know many of them have been murdered, but....)

(we are just as whimpy as we haven't stopped the neo cons from doing whatever they want.)

sorry, feeling frustrated today
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:16 AM
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1. This story may or may not get many replies...
...but I figure I'll give it a kick. :kick:
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:19 AM
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2. Who is advising bush on these things
Who are the advisors to the bush administration, that are trying to scrap all the surveys, investigations and information gathering that these agencies collect. I thought the object of progress was investigation, compiling and comparing facts.

It seems that instead of progress and MOVING AMERICA forward as opposed to moving the fighting forward in Iraq, MOVING AMERICA forward should be just as important. But this administration is moving America backwards. They are doing everything they can to push us back into the middle ages. WHY...WILL SOMEONE EXPLAIN TO ME WHY...THEY ARE DOING THIS.
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demnan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:27 AM
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3. Look at Bush's donor list
Exxon Mobile is advising him.
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nashville_brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:34 AM
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5. it's the James Watt-ering of science -- we're all gonna be raptured soon anyway
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Mist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:31 AM
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4. Yet one more issue to be investigated by the new Congress. The list is long.....nt
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HuffleClaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:22 PM
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6. "topics of a policy-sensitive nature"
they must have invested in one hellaciously large rug to sweep all these unpleasant truths beneath.
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