Speakers at a major science meeting being held in Canada said communication of vital research on health and environment issues is being suppressed.
But one Canadian government department approached by the BBC said it held the communication of science as a priority.
Prof Thomas Pedersen, a senior scientist at the University of Victoria, said he believed there was a political motive in some cases.
“The Prime Minister (Stephen Harper) is keen to keep control of the message, I think to ensure that the government won’t be embarrassed by scientific findings of its scientists that run counter to sound environmental stewardship,” he said.
“I suspect the federal government would prefer that its scientists don’t discuss research that points out just how serious the climate change challenge is.”
“Mitt Romney could lose his home state of Michigan. He keeps shooting himself in the foot! He wrote an op-ed in the Detroit newspaper reminding them that he opposed the automobile bailout — and then he kicked off his Wisconsin ‘Fuck Cheese’ tour.”—BILL MAHER, Real Time (via inothernews)
I saw a man in her face yelling at her and so as I approached I heard the guy saying, ‘Are you slow? Do you not know how to count? You’re holding up all these people in the line?’” Then Thurmond said that French got even more aggressive, in the middle of the store.
"He was like, ‘What, are you guys on welfare?’" Thurmond said. "I’m like, ‘Look, if you’re that impatient, sir, get out and get in another line.’ And he went back to verbally assaulting and harassing my wife."…That’s when French pulled out a gun. "He took a couple steps back and I’m looking at him and he’s fumbling and he pulls out a gun, and I’m like, ‘Whoa!’"
No one was hurt, but Thurmond was the only one arrested — for misdemeanor battery for shoving an officer. Thurmond didn’t even know the man was with law enforcement.
Hey Ruckuss. Was wondering why you placed Byron on that list of your favorite authors. Was it because of 'Don Juan'?
No, my favorite poems by Lord Byron are She Walks in Beauty, Darkness, Farewell to the Muse, Thy Days Are Done, The Destruction of Sennacherib, When We Two Parted and others that I’m sure I’ve forgotten. I can’t even remember reading his Don Juan.
The Nashville Scene’s Jeff Woods reports that a bill that would ban teaching Tennessee grade schoolers about homosexuality has made it out of a state House subcommittee Wednesday and will now go before the full legislature.
The “Don’t Say Gay” bill would ban any instruction not related to “natural human reproduction science” until the ninth grade in Tennessee public schools.