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Scientists Speak Out on Harm of Research Hiatus

Science & Tech  (tags: #shutdown, #shutscience, research, researchers, science )

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Having identified myself online as being a furloughed scientist, at least two people have offered to have me over for dinner. Even though they live too far away, I still appreciated the offer!"

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Gloria picchetti (304)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 4:58 am

Veerle D (153)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 5:19 am
This is a pity, but some science projects are even shut down outside of the current governmnent shutdown for sometimes similar political reasons. To me, science, politics (and big corporations) just are a bad mix, and not in the interest of truth.

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 11:07 am
The Tea party faction of the Republican Party which brought about this shutdown have no respect for science. They're the climate deniers, the "women can't get pregnant from legitimate rape" crowd that deny or lie about anything that doesn't fit with their agenda. So why would they care? Excellent article Judy, thank you.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 1:30 pm
Reopen the parks already. Remember the jokers who willingly participated in this shutdown next election time.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 8:00 pm
Teabaggers obviously belong in the compost heap of history. Thankfully this sort of nonsense can't happen in a Parliamentary system. The budget either passes or it doesn't. If not, there is a federal election.

Jason S (50)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 8:55 pm
Good posting, thanks

Robert Hardy (68)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 9:08 pm
Hurt us in so many different ways.

Kerrie G (116)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 3:34 am
Noted, thanks.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 3:58 am

Julie C (29)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 11:42 am
Basic research is even more important in today's rapidly changing knowledge society than ever. Public science is critical. As is education. As is public housing. As is food for those who can't afford it.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 4:40 pm
noted, thanks.

Rebecca D (30)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 7:46 pm
Noted thank you.

Judy C (97)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 9:39 pm
Thanks for the comments, everyone. Science and truth are sadly becoming casualties of our degenerating system. Corporations and Bankers' profits and perpetuation of the war machine and surveillance state come first. Science, education, health and human services, and such are left to fight for the remaining crumbs

Karen Chestney (112)
Monday October 14, 2013, 2:25 am
Thanks for this informative article. So sad ! So much loss! Research information...projects lost...people really hurt ! Livelihoods disrupted... so much more. What an awful consequence of a "Temper-tantrum" By a hand full of Haters who seem hell bent on destroying our Country ! They are not psychologically balanced in any sense of the term. 2014 is time for a BIG change---Vote for SANE people....VOTE DEM. & when possible VOTE DEM. WOMEN !!!! PLEASE !

Winnie A (179)
Monday October 14, 2013, 7:09 am

Freya H (357)
Monday October 14, 2013, 4:51 pm
Let's remember this absurdity come next November and vote out those Tea Potty ding-a-lings who not only hold this country's economy hostage but are frequently anti-science.
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