This is a story of greed and cupidity. And its a bit of an experiment. Most of this story takes place off-site, so to speak. I direct your attention to the following:http://thinkprogress.org/. (You’ll have to scrolls down as updates, etc. arrive on a fluid site, look for the Votive Candles of Moloch (smokestacks rampant))
(Warning! Those of you who, despite gentle guidance, still trod the paths of political error, be advised that Think Progress is a decidedly lefty site. Proceed “Shields Up” and at your own risk.)
As it is, it is a collection of links around a theme of corporate subversion of the scientific and political debate as to global warming (the number 2 threat to the Republic!). The participant must (probably) play linky hop-scotch to connect the dots. And the discussion is likely to follow several tracks. I’m basing these comments on the presumption that the story is true in general and probably true in specifics, but welcome any opinions.
Secondly would be the question as to what the fuck these people can be thinking? Do they seriously operate from the premise that their corporate health is more important than…than…everything!?? What doth it profit a man to gain the whole world if all you can do is move to the Himalayas or tread water!
I mean, if it would benefit your company to convince people that copper bracelets would cure flatulence and you started looking for some science to give your claims some weight… And you had a hard time finding somebody reputable? Wouldn’t that cause you to rethink your position?
As well as offering a good homestyle pittin’ to this Pat Michaels guy, who we won’t officially designate a Slide Rule Ho until someone arises to defend him, or none do.
Enough for starters, see what develops. Freak freely!