government research

smithsonianmag.com
Canadian Scientists Explain Exactly How Their Government Silenced Science
It wasn’t just climate research. Rock snot, sharks and polar bears: All were off-limits during the Harper administration
By Joshua Rapp Learn

“A survivor’s guide to being a muzzled scientist.”  

Get a personal e-mail address, start your own blog and make sure there are multiple copies of your datasets. “Get anonymous, get online. Let people know what’s going on,“ Rennie says. “Folks that are in academia, that have tenure, that have a bit more job security and have more of an ability to speak their mind can help those in the public service that are challenged with these situations.”

“Disservice is too mild a word” to describe the effect of this muzzling, says Steven Campana, a shark scientist who spent 32 years working for Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans:

 “It’s a cheat for the taxpaying public because it’s the taxpaying public that is funding this government research. When that research leads to very positive things, or even if it’s negative, the people that paid for it deserve to hear about it.”

Source: Smithsonian Magazine

The first account of the Ningen that gained any attention was a post on the Japanese forum website 2Channel. The poster claimed to have been working on a “government whale research vessel” and claimed to see the creature swimming in the ocean. Though, it was so large, the crew of the ship originally thought it was a foreign submarine. 

nytimes.com
Climate Change Conversations Are Targeted in Questionnaire to Energy Department

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump’s transition team has circulated an unusual 74-point questionnaire at the Department of Energy that requests the names of all employees and contractors who have attended climate change policy conferences, as well as emails and documents associated with the conferences.

In question after question, the document peppers Energy Department managers with pointed queries about climate science research, clean energy programs and the employees who work for those programs. More broadly, the questionnaire hints at a significant shift of emphasis at the agency toward nuclear power, and a push to commercialize the research of the Energy Department’s laboratories, long considered the crown jewels of federal science.

Energy Department employees, who shared the questionnaire with The New York Times and spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, described the questionnaire as worrying. Mr. Trump has just tapped Scott Pruitt, the attorney general of Oklahoma and a climate change denialist, to head the Environmental Protection Agency, and the president-elect has made it clear he intends to roll back eight years of regulatory efforts by President Obama that aimed to control planet-warming emissions.

The questionnaire “suggests the Trump administration plans a witch hunt for civil servants who’ve simply been doing their jobs,” Robert Weissman, president of the watchdog group Public Citizen, said in a statement. “Democrats and Republicans alike should unite to condemn any action that intimidates, threatens or retaliates against civil servants for lawfully doing their jobs.” VIA

Basically, Trump is looking to extract climate science and research out of the DOE.

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The Ningen is a strange humanoid creature that is often seen in Antarctic waters by Japanese government operated whale research ships. The creature is commonly reported as being 20 to 30 meters long and completely white; typically they are a human-shape with arms and legs that are easily seen which caused them to get their name. Its skin is usually described as smooth and sometimes blubbery. Ningens are mostly sighted at night. Many people try to dismiss the Ningen as a deformed whale or a large ray. Some even say it could be an alien being as many UFOs are found in Antarctica. The people that have witnessed them, however, claim that these beings are definitely alive considering they were first thought to be submarines before getting closer to them.

anonymous asked:

If I have a double Major in Psychology and Criminology what can I do with them?

The most obvious thing is probably a criminal/forensic psychologist. Here’s a link with more info about the job - salary, training, location, etc.

It might be more beneficial to get a Master’s in one than to double major in both. You should look into graduate programs to see if it’s something you would be interested in. You would definitely make more money with an advanced degree.

Here are a few other options:

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The Riddler: Riddle me this: what belongs to you, but others use it more than you do?

Amanda Waller: Your name.

The Riddler: Huh…? You’ve heard that one.

Amanda Waller: No, I have Google–like the rest of the world.

-”Batman: Assault on Arkham”

Theory About Eri

Maybe it’s just me, but with the I’ve been loving the idea of quirk suppressing bullets. The thing is though, if they were a thing then it would definitely be something the Police Force would be using… or at least the government would be researching it.

So because Overhaul is the one that we see having them, plus it not being used in something like a machine gun means they’re valuable and hard to come by.

I think Eri has an ability similar to Aizawa’s, but it probably manifests differently. Considering the bandages and the Overhaul’s ‘clinical’ motif/feel, he’s definitely using her blood or DNA to make the bullets and get the advantage in the upcoming villain power struggle.

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Paris de l'Orient, Naissance et extension de la concession française à Shanghai, de 1849 à 1946 edited by Amaury Hamon

An edition documenting the birth and extension of the french concession in Shanghai during the two last centuries. Using sources from government archives, litterature and research through libraries, it shows how Shanghai have been affected by its immigration: the economy, the politics, the transport, the locals the wars.

Text written in french.

Printed in black and white on Munken Paper 100gr and Cyclus recycled paper 300gr (cover). Font in Use: Theinhardt designed by François Rappo. 66 pages.

Under the supervision of Robert Huber and Pierre Girardin, printed at Ecal, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2015.

Some government funded research company wants me to fill out a survey and has sent me $2 in the mail, and will send me an additional $5 after the survey is completed.

I’m getting paid $7

On Eleven's childhood, and Papa

Eleven, psychokinetic girl-child prodigy with the gravest darkest saddest eyes, was stolen from her mother when she was a baby.  Terry Ives christened her lost daughter ‘Jane’, in the government research facility where she was raised the girl was only ever referred to as a number (we spell out the number Eleven instead of using the digits 011 out of respect to El’s personhood).

We know from studies in child development that babies and children require the nurture and affection of adults or they turn out… well. If children do not acquire language before a certain age, they will remain unable to speak for the rest of their life. Their entire mental development can be stunted. If they are not loved, they are more likely to develop psychological and emotional problems.

So, Papa. How do you raise a child in isolation without turning her into a feral? Every science experiment needs a methodology. Did Dr Brenner volunteer to be her papa, or was his ascension to parenthood agreed upon by the board? Is Dr Brenner, in fact, Eleven’s biological papa? How did Dr Brenner raise his dear daughter?

I imagine it went something like this.

Dr Brenner hovers over Eleven’s sterile hospital cradle while she sleeps. He picks her up, and pats her back. He doesn’t do this often but he has to do it sometimes. She must be tended carefully, like a tomato patch. When she cries he shushes her and sings to her a nursery rhyme.

Dr Brenner makes sure Eleven knows, early on, that his love is conditional on her pliability. She must make Papa happy, which means letting him put the weird knobby wiry thing on her head, and sitting still when she’s told to. She must be silent. If she’s good he will bring her a picture book, and read to her for a little while. She must be easy to control, but she mustn’t be stupid or unable to communicate. She must want to please Papa. He brings the books, but he never leaves them for her to keep.

Dr Brenner brings her a picture book with little girls and boys in it. Eleven doesn’t know which is which until Papa points out that the ones with the long hair are girls and the ones with short hair are boys. “Am I a boy?”, Eleven asks Papa. He shakes his head. “No, you’re a little girl.” He smudges a finger against an illustration of a girl with long bright hair. “Isn’t she pretty?” He says it with a twinkle. She asks him if she can have hair like that, her voice hushed from disuse. Papa is silent. Then he says, in that tone she knows well by now, that if she does her best and makes papa happy, then yes, she can have hair like the pretty girls.

Dr Brenner still sings a nursery rhyme to her every night. When she has memorised it, they rig her up. It is her big day. He has already explained what she is to do. Go deep, and listen. Seek with your mind. Search for Papa’s voice and the nursery rhyme.

Dr Brenner takes her outside, sometimes. When she has made him happy. They never go beyond the fence, but he lets her sit on the grass and clutch at the flowers peeping at her with their curious eyes. She has seen squirrels and trees and clouds. Papa is always close by, and she is happy.

Eleven is six years old when it happens. She was cold and she would not stop fidgeting. She would not stop kicking. Papa turns away with patient disappointment in his eyes. “Will you behave or not?” He is cold. She cries and cries, and so he picks her up and takes her down a corridor she has never seen before. At first she is not scared. It is when they enter the dark room, and he sets her down and pulls the door shut behind him that she begins to scream.

Eleven doesn’t talk to anyone except Papa. The white coats talk at her and about her. They turn away when Papa carries her, limp and sweating, out of that corridor.

Eleven remembers the first time she saw someone die. He was trying to enter the compound while she was outside. He was shouting. A guard shot him in the head with the metal thing he always carried at his belt. She had thought it was a key. In her room that night, she makes the shape of it with her fingers and holds it to her temple.

Dr Brenner makes sure she knows how to read and write. He asks to her to describe what it is like when she listens with her mind. When she has written half a page he smiles and passes the document to a technician. A month later he brings her a soft toy. It is always like this. When she crumpled the coke can he brought her a blank sheet of paper and some crayons. There are so many tests these days. But there are no more nursery rhymes or picture books. They do not sit outside anymore.

Eleven gives and gives and gives. It is all she knows how to do. When Papa first tells her about the bath, she knows better now than to say she will not do it. Any request from Papa, she has long since realised, is not really a request at all. She speaks only when he expects her to. It is always like this. She dreams of clouds and trees beyond the fence. She loves and she fears.

The day Eleven touches the upside down she knows she has to escape. It is too close. It will come here. She senses it. From the dark between worlds it will come. Papa will be so upset to find her gone. She cries as she crawls through the storm drain, and for for the first time, there is no one to quiet her.

Let’s Talk

Government Inaction
Demonstration at the White House, Washington DC, June 1987

Let’s Talk Genocide Mr. President
20,000 Dead Americans
And You Want A Commission?