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Scientists have Gulf oil data confiscated by Homeland Security thugs

Saturday, October 16, 2010 16:53
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That’s right – you will hear it hear folks, right from the Scientists’ mouth. They had their data confiscated by thugs from Homeland Security because it was considered a matter of National Security. Now if they had agreed to sign non-disclosure agreements they could have continued, but as on of the Scientists states that she nor her students will sign any such agreement because it is not in the public’s interest to do so.

How far will America sink into the Casino Gulag vortex? With every passing day the USA becomes Scientific Dictatorship, reminiscent of the evil that was Nazi Germany in the 1930′s and 40′s.

There needs to be a revolution in the USA where the people restore it to the Democratic Republic that made all American`s proud. Right now it is nothing more than a cesspool of totalitarian corruption, and for that humanity`s conscience weeps!



You’re listening to SCIENCE FRIDAY, from NPR. I’m Ira Flatow.

Imagine that the Gulf of Mexico was a giant crime scene. You know that yellow crime-scene tape, imagine that it’s spread all over the Gulf and if you want to cross it, you can’t, without getting permission from the authorities who have roped it off.

So if you’re a scientist, and you want to investigate that giant oil plume 22 miles long that the scientists at Woods Hole now say exists, or if you want to measure how much oil has sunk to the bottom and may be affecting the wildlife there, you as an important, independent scientist, may not be allowed in.

The only information or the facts that are allowed to be collected belong to the parties involved. That’s BP and the U.S. government. And because both BP and the feds have a vital and monetary interest in the amount of oil still in the water and on the wetlands, you have to get past the lawyers first, before you can go on to public property and waterways.

And with billions of dollars at stake, the government and BP will head to court. The extent of the damage and how much spill should cost BP will be decided through the legal system. And as one of my guests writes in an editorial in the Washington Post, both sides will seek to use science in a legal context.

Much of the information obtained from research and monitoring will be tied up in the courts rather than being made publicly available and scrutinized.

So where does that leave science and scientists? Some say it leaves them locked out of doing independent research unless you want to sign an agreement to hand over all the data that you collect, and lose control of it.

Joining me now to talk about this are my guests. Linda Hooper-Bui is an associate professor at Louisiana State University Agricultural Center and at the LSU A&M. She joins us by phone from Baton Rouge. Thanks for talking with us today, Dr. Bui.

Dr. LINDA HOOPER-BUI (Associate Professor, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Louisiana State University A&M): Hello, how are you?

FLATOW: Hi there. Christopher D’Elia is professor and dean of the School of The Coast and Environment, also at Louisiana State University. He joins us today. Welcome to SCIENCE FRIDAY, Dr. D’Elia.

Dr. CHRISTOPHER D’ELIA (Professor, Dean, School of The Coast and Environment, Louisiana State University): Hi, Ira, how are you?

FLATOW: You’re I’m well, thank you. Cary Nelson is president of the American Association of University Professors. He’s based in Urbana-Champaign

, Illinois. He joins us from Maryland. Thanks for being with us today.


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  • Anonymous

    Why not do what the Business people do. Keep 2 sets of books, but both identical and give the Bastards one of the copies.

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