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  •  Rather than admit you were wrong (0+ / 0-)

    You just spew ongoing insults.


    Springing off the example to which I directed you, please provide evidence that the work of the University Consortium, paid for by industry, did not move the science of DNAPL fate, transport, and remediation ahead significantly; providing substantial improvement in how we deal with these complex problems.

    I'll make it easy for you: you can't.  Because it has helped. Tremendously.

    I'm sure it's intellectually easy for you to simply smear by association.   It's a very popular past time among some self-declared "environmentalists" around here.

    Yep. Guilt by association.  Easy peasy. Joe McCarthy, at least, thought so.  

    •  Ernest... where were the insults (2+ / 0-)
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      Granted, I referenced work that is personally familiar to me and did not followup on your reference. But, that is hardly "spewing ongoing insults." Some/many universities are in fact captured by industries and it does no one any good to pretend otherwise. And, it should be apparent that if I were gunning for a fight with you... I would have picked your reference apart. But, I did not do that.

      Furthermore, none of my comments have been made with ill intention toward you. In fact, I acknowledged that your technicalities added to the discussion.

      I realize this was a difficult diary for you because the flames came out down the thread... but that wasn't my intention. So, ixnay on the McCarthy mudslinging. It's beneath you.

      A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit.

      by bronte17 on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 01:50:50 PM PDT

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      •  An over-reaction (1+ / 0-)
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        I get tired of being accused of being the bad guy because I happen to understand that these things are not as simple and black and white as some seem to think, and that the reality may be that evil industry sometimes (perhaps grudgingly) does the right thing.

        I was springing off of your "white knight" comment and more directly off the "follow the money" comment, because I interpreted "follow the money" to be shorthand for "dismiss everything anyone who has ever worked for or accepted money from industry has ever done."

        Which is more or less the apparent opinion of some folks around here.

        Since I evidently was wrong with that interpretation, I apologize.

        And I misunderstood your comment carried over from your original comment title (hence my "opaque" statement). I thought you might be dismissing stuff such as facts and well-supported science as "technicalities," but I wasn't quite sure what you meant.

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