Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The Madness of Stephen Harper and the Insane War on Science
In my last post I looked at Stephen Harper's Great War on Canada.
And because it's such a vast subject and such a long nightmare, it raised a lot of disturbing questions.
Like is he the Axis or the Essence of Evil? Or is he just CRAZY?
So I'm really grateful that when it comes to his Great War on Science, it's a lot simpler.
It is totally insane.
Casting an eye over the latest contract demands by Canada’s federally employed scientists and researchers, it’s tempting to check the calendar. Is this 2015 – or 1615?
The 55,000 members of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada are demanding provisions that would allow scientists to — wait for it! — speak openly about their work, publish results without fear of censorship and travel abroad to collaborate with peers.
And since he has been muzzling scientists, or terrorizing them, he is without a doubt monstrously evil...
A survey from Environics Research last year found that 91 per cent of government scientists feel they cannot share their expertise with the media without facing censure from their bosses.
And since he's threatening our lives.
As Katie Gibbs of Evidence for Democracy said: “Current media policies could prevent taxpayer-funded scientists from sharing their expertise with the public on important issues from drug safety to climate change.”
Threatening to demolish our temples of knowledge.
The researchers’ union points out that under current plans, more than $2.6 billion and 7,500 positions will be eliminated by 2017 from the top 10 science-based departments and agencies. Meanwhile, some departmental science libraries have been shuttered, with their contents sometimes ending up in dumpsters.
And offending our democracy, in a never-ending and deranged manner.
He is a MADMAN...
And the only real question is how soon can we defeat him?
And make all all our lives safer and more Canadian.
By sending him at last to the place he belongs...
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