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Norvell

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Subj: Re: Upper Krust, a few words...
Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 at 12:28:09 pm EST (Viewed 149 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Upper Krust, a few words...
Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 at 10:29:17 am EST (Viewed 145 times)



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      To add to your drain the swamp point. He has also placed those with major conflicts of interest at places like HHS, the EPA and so on. Many scientific advisory boards are places were those with the most friendly pro-business views are allowed to serve but anybody else is frowned on.

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        It is an utter mockery of the system and what it was supposed to be.



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    The systematic dismantling of government protections in favor of corporate interests is the most underrated scandal of the Trump Era (is this what his supporters wanted??). Mulvaney is going to do to the CFPB what Scott Pruitt has done to the EPA.



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    But at this point, we're getting into political ideology. Some people 'legitimately' believe that the free market should be able to loot the environment, and that banks should be able to engage in predatory business practices -- that the consumer and environmental agencies should just be quiet or be dismantled.


While true, they also have to ignore the past or the scientific data available to do it. If one wants to be ideological when assigning policy to deal with a thing. Fine. It is a different matter when the problem is ignored outright.

Or those with no experience or who are far outside the scientific understanding are involved. Like the toxocologist from Texas picked to lead the EPA scientific advisory group.

He pretty much does not think that any toxin really is a problem for air standardss for various reasons that make little sense. Including people do not go outside much anyway.


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    Too bad this discussion can't be had, or is greatly overshadowed by Trump's daily antics of racism, bigotry, and bombastic lie-sprees. It's almost as if he's creating a distraction while government is being dismantled.


I do not think it is that intentional. I mean any conservative republican was going to go after the EPA and various scientific institutions. They just were as a course of ideology at this point.

To say nothing of Trump's sympathies to the anti-vaccine crew and other things. Tom Price was very controversial. As he prescribed to a group of a physicians that cared more about free markets informing medicine than about science and medical research doing it.

The fact that we have to debate that there is or is not a problem is ridiculous.






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