If you don’t have a problem with the GOP silencing Warren for quoting a civil rights activist, you need to wake up. If you don’t have a problem with Betsy devos unqualified ass paying her way to the top, you need to wake up. If you don’t have a problem with the White House covering phone calls between trump and Putin, you need to wake up. If you don’t have a problem with trump not getting along with other world leaders, you need to wake up. If you don’t have a problem with the silencing of government scientists, you need to wake up. If you don’t have a problem with white supremacists working within trump’s administration, YOU. NEED. TO. WAKE. UP…..fascism and corruption is everywhere and we can’t have people’s heads in their asses like this,,….we gotta be aware of this shit so we know what to do incase it gets too far
In the week since President Donald Trump took the oath of office, scientists have taken to social media en masse, decrying the new administration’s plan to dismantle climate regulations, reports that the administration has censored government scientists’ speech and the coining of the term “alternative facts.”
But Michael Eisen, a geneticist at the University of California, Berkeley, thinks that the situation requires more drastic action. So on 25 January, he announced on Twitter that he will run for US Senate in 2018.
Eisen, who is best known as an advocate for free access to scientific publications and as co-founder of the Public Library of Science (PLoS) journals, may have a viable path to elected office. Dianne Feinstein, the 83-year-old senator from his state, California, has indicated that she might not run for re-election in 2018.
Nature caught up with Eisen to ask him about his plans. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.
The US Department of Agriculture has banned scientists and other employees in its main research division from publicly sharing everything from the summaries of scientific papers to USDA-branded tweets as it starts to adjust to life under the Trump administration, BuzzFeed News has learned.
It’s important to distinguish two lines of resistance to Trump:
1. Resistance to Trump’s regressiveness: repealing Obamacare, turning Medicare into vouchers (that will leave many elderly worse off) and Medicaid into state block grants (depriving the poor of health care); attacking Social Security; giving huge tax breaks to the wealthy and to large corporations; eviscerating environmental laws, regulations and treaties; defunding Planned Parenthood; putting people in charge of departments who are intent on doing the opposite of what the departments are set up to do (DeVos at Education, Puzder at Labor; Pruitt at EPA); putting a right-winger on the Supreme Court; and so on.
2. Resistance to Trump’s tyranny: repeatedly telling big lies; demeaning government scientists and intelligence officials; undermining the freedom and independence of the press; threatening critics; creating “registries” of Muslim-Americans and a religious test for entering the United States; cozying up to foreign dictators; blaming economic stresses on immigrants and fomenting public bias and even violence against them; attributing acts of domestic violence to “enemies within,” and using such events as excuses to beef up internal security and limit civil liberties; creating a personal security force rather than a security detail accountable to the public; and personally profiting from public office.
Both resistances are critical. But the second has nothing to do with partisanship or the age-old fight between Republicans and Democrats over the reach or role of government.
Resistance to tyranny must not be seen in partisan terms. We need Republicans to join in resistance to Trump’s tyranny. Conservative Republicans have traditionally been vigilant against tyranny, and they must be invited to the cause and become part of the coalition.
Canadian scientists – who were muzzled for nearly a decade by the country’s previous Conservative government – have been making contact with their counterparts in the US to offer their support and solidarity amid mounting fears that Donald Trump’s presidency will seek to suppress climate science.
Scientific libraries were closed, programmes suffered drastic cutbacks while federal scientists were banned from talking to media on topics that ranged from snowflakes to salmon and even a 13,000-year-old flood.
“It was a dramatic departure from past practices,” said Robert MacDonald, who has worked as a federal government scientist for nearly 30 years.
In the early 1900s, a group of U.S. government scientists started a private dinner club, in which they only ate poisonous food. They documented their illnesses in order to convince Congress to pass food safety laws. They were called “The Poison Squad.” source
Exhibit Four is a photograph of a Guaymi Indian woman whose name is being kept secret. If she is alive today, she is well into middle age. Diagnosed with leukemia in 1991, she sought treatment in a hospital in PAnama City. While there, samples of her blood were drawn and her cell line was “immortalized” and stored in the United States, without her knowledge or consent. Two American scientists, listing themselves as “inventors” of her cell line, applied for its patent in 1993 and placed her cell line on sale at the American Type Culture Collection for $136. They did so on behalf of the Center for Disease Control because of the cell line’s commercial promise and because the government encourages scientists to patent anything of interest.
Laurelyn Whitt: Science, Colonialism, and Indigenous Peoples, The Cultural Politics of Law and Knowledge
I knew this day would come. I may not be an official, government supported scientist but you’ll never keep me quiet! I’ll fight tooth and nail for the virtue of empirical science! Denying climate change is a selfish and idiotic notion concerned with only short term profits and complacency which will result in irreparable damage to our planet and ecosystem! I didn’t work for the past 30 years protecting this dimension to see a couple of fat, greedy slime balls punching my home down the toilet for a little extra padding in their pockets.
February 10, 1917 - Zionist Leader Chaim Weizmann Meets with British Leadership to Discuss Possible Jewish Settlement in Palestine
Pictured - Weizmann was born in White Russia in 1874. He became a biochemist with a PhD and moved to Britain in 1910, where he joined with Zionist groups. In 1949 he became the first president of Israel.
Chaim Weizmann was born in the Russian Empire and travelled to Germany and Switzerland for his studies as a biochemist. While abroad, Weizmann became politically active with Zionist groups that advocated for a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Moving to Manchester in 1910, Weizmann was soon elected as head of to the General Zionist Council.
Weizmann worked closely during the war with the British government as a scientist, a role that privileged him to know several key politicians, including David Lloyd George and Arthur Balfour. In December 1916, Lloyd George became Britain’s Prime Minister, and chose Balfour for his Foreign Secretary. In February, Weizmann met with them to discuss his Zionist goals in Palestine. The Ottoman Empire ruled the Jewish holy land, but renewed British offensives in the Near East looked to topple Ottoman rule in the coming years, promising a redrawn map of its territories. Weizmann’s influence helped bring about the Balfour Declaration in December 1917, which committed Britain to a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Despite Balfour and Lloyd George’s friendly enthusiasm for the project, the idea would became a political headache for the British Empire after the war, when conflicting promises to Arabs and Jews in the Middle East brewed resentment and struggle.
Don’t be so hard on others. Be as positive as you can, whilst showing them how much you enjoy your cruelty-free lifestyle. Focus your frustrations on governments, scientists and big businesses, the very ones who allow this cruelty towards animals and the environment to be acceptable, when research shows differently.
Okay so a little change on my ‘lab story’ (”That’s a dumb name” thanks.) mentioned here and here for reference. I said that everyone but the five experiments died. But.. what if that was not true ?
Now, Everyone in the underground lab died. But not everyone involved with the project was in the laboratory. Like there were scientists managing the lab from their safe workspaces in the city. It was still a secret from the general public (and the government too)
Once the scientists working from the city lose their connection from the underground lab, they cut all their ties, hide their archives and pretend it never happened. Either they assumed everyone down there died or they do some private searching for any survivors.
Anyway the only reason I’m thinking about this is because Dr. Tandon (who ?) He’s a geneticist, particularly one specializing in designing. But he was assigned to partake in a “secret project” where he contributed in the gene selection and engineering them so they’d grow into the “almost-advanced” humans they are today. He didn’t work on the organ harvesting, but he turned the other cheek.
He’s not the only scientist alive that knows of this (he’s one of the very few though), nor was he even one of the key leaders of the project, but he’s at least more relevant than them (He’s Advik’s dad, for starters.) If I feel like introducing more, I will, but don’t expect me to.
my mom is bitching about CNN blocking Kellyanne Conway (the bitch who invented the Bowling Green massacre) from appearing on their station and she’s saying it’s censorship just like the media blackout of the EPA was and like no it’s not CNN is a private company deciding what to do with their own screen time the media blackout was a government order to silence scientists from sharing facts with the public at all anywhere
also I can’t find a single source on her being banned from CNN
i know no one cares about gravedale high any more but i have AUs for this too
it’s a wildly dramatic storyline where schneider gets pressured into selling out the students to government scientists to cure their monster traits “for their own good”, and they’ve got to adjust to being normal humans. reggie is freezing cold all the time without his werewolf coat and vinnie can’t keep solid food down or salvage a regular sleep pattern
- contains a numbing liquid. Since the government’s scientists discovered Espers have elevated brain activity when using their powers, this chemical greatly (hypothetically) suppresses their ability to do so. A small dose renders an average person very dizzy. They use a slightly more amount of dosage for Espers, making them quite delirious. Once the chemical is out of their system, it’ll feel like they woke up from a dream, rendering the memories as unreliable.
- in order to get an Esper obey. Since the liquids numbs them, this’ll keep them awake just enough to obey any orders they give. No bombs though, can’t risk killing a precious subject.
- it looks small, but it actually has tentacles finer than hair that drills inside your skull and into your brain to attach itself. Removing it is quite painful, like you’re being electrified.
•Why the arms are restrained
- since they observed that Espers uses their hands when utilizing their powers, (they think) restraining them prevents them from doing so. Little did they know that these restraints are pointless when it comes to some Espers…
- looks simple, but if opened is actually very complex…
The AER takes approximately 50 minutes to put on, 45 at best. Scientists barely have any accurate knowledge about Espers, thus this restraint is useless when the Esper’s power level surpasses some degree.
(Credits to @just-harmonica. Superb coloring by the way. And I really liked that one post, that was the inspiration, since I’ve had that story in mind too. Maybe I’ll right a fic, but it’s not guaranteed. Sorry if it didn’t meet any of your expectations.)
Name: Kyanite Brief Bio: A former government scientist on Gemworld, she went into the private sector after becoming disillusioned of Gemworld politics. She is bitter and aloof, preferring to stay out of politics. Her gem gives her the special ability of hyper perception (but falls short of future visions).