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Proud2BAmurkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-31-07 02:21 PM
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Top NASA ADMINISTRATOR draws guffaws of ridicule from top NASA CLIMATE EXPERTS
Looks like a paper pusher wants to cozy up with the Pissypants Administration.

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=3229696&page=...

Griffin's comments immediately drew stunned reaction from James Hansen, NASA's top climate scientist at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York.

"It's an incredibly arrogant and ignorant statement," Hansen told ABC News. "It indicates a complete ignorance of understanding the implications of climate change."

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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-31-07 02:27 PM
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1. Is the position of NASA Administrator a political appointment?
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-31-07 02:30 PM
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2. Yep- and of course the Dems not only confirmed him- but praised him
Date Released: Thursday, April 14, 2005
Source: House Science Committee, Democratic Membership

Last evening, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved the nomination of Dr. Michael Griffin to be Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

House Science Committee Ranking Member Rep. Bart Gordon (D-TN) and Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee Ranking Member Rep. Mark Udall (D-CO) today welcomed Dr. Griffin and look forward to his presence before the Committee in the near future.

"Fast action by the U.S. Senate to confirm Dr. Griffin is a testament to his exemplary qualifications," stated Rep. Gordon. "NASA is facing important challenges in the months and years ahead, and I look forward to working with Dr. Griffin to ensure that our nation remains preeminent in space and aeronautics."

"I am pleased that the Senate has speedily confirmed Dr. Griffin as the NASA Administrator," echoed Rep. Udall. "I am heartened by his confirmation hearing testimony in which he made it clear that he sees NASA as an agency that has important missions in science and aeronautics as well as in human space exploration. I also am encouraged by his willingness to revisit the Hubble servicing issue. I look forward to working with him."

http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=16638
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-31-07 02:36 PM
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4. Looks like my question and your answer could be combined and
sent to our illustrious leaders in Washington.

More proof that we have have been bought out.

I appreciate people who respond like this NASA exec did. Bravery and guts. A true patriot. Not everyone loses their voice.

Thanks for educating me.
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-31-07 02:32 PM
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3. Was Griffin a horse judge before Bush appointed him? n/t
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intaglio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-31-07 03:00 PM
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8. He may be mouthing the Administration line but
He is a well qualified an experienced NASA man check Wiki for his bio
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-31-07 03:31 PM
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11. So was Stephen L. Johnson at the EPA
Yet he was an advocate of CHEERS and other programs that test pesticides and other chemicals directly on humans- including children.

See, e.g.: http://www.peer.org/campaigns/publichealth/testing/abou...

http://www.commondreams.org/news2005/0616-26.htm

And the Dem "leadership" went ahead and "cheerfully" confirmed him, too.
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-31-07 02:38 PM
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5. If Hansen thought it was tough avoiding NASA censors before...
... it will be worse with the new boss.

This is yet another cynical appointment by the administration. It is so wearying being subject to these people's ignorance and hate of all things intellectual.
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Duppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-01-07 12:37 AM
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14. Griffin has been there awhile
Hansen has 'served' under him for awhile now, but Hansen has nothing to fear; he has some 'goods', believe me, along with a big set.

Griffin's statements were about asskissing for funding. It's difficult to imagine anyone with half a brain would makes those statements with any sincerity.

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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-31-07 02:40 PM
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6. Unfreakinbelieveable
Bushco poisons everything it touches. NASA has fallen. I wonder how long Hansen will stay at Goddard. I would suspect he will leave soon and go to a NGO or some other private thinktank.
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Proud2BAmurkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-31-07 08:46 PM
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13. Yup. Turned our most respected agency into shit
ugly
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-31-07 02:48 PM
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7. Don't worry. Be happy.
Edited on Thu May-31-07 02:48 PM by Gregorian
Just think, you can grow bananas in Alaska. Isn't that cool!

Like I said in another thread, these people are not going to suffer. They don't live in Bangladesh.

The world is having thinking pains. We've never had to think on a global level. Now we do. Or die.
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-31-07 03:09 PM
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9. Maybe the best climate is one where we all burn to death. Who's to say what climate is better than
another?
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-31-07 03:10 PM
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10. that's what happens when you put a political Party crony in charge of science.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-31-07 03:33 PM
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12. He's just boldly going where no brown-noser has gone before. nt


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