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  •  RFK Jr. at EPA (1+ / 0-)
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    would have been completely unacceptable. Left wing junk science is just as bad as right wing junk science.

    All my IP addresses have been banned from Redstate.com.

    by charliehall on Thu Apr 23, 2009 at 08:21:37 AM PDT

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    •  Okay Rush...go back to RedState (3+ / 0-)
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      people of good conscience to remain silent."
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      by FreeSociety on Thu Apr 23, 2009 at 08:53:29 AM PDT

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    •  what do you mean (1+ / 0-)
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      "left wing junk science?"  care to pony up some data to corroborate your talking point?

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      by dadanation on Thu Apr 23, 2009 at 10:04:09 AM PDT

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      •  this has actually been discussed here before (0+ / 0-)

        here's an article on RFKjr when he was being thrown around as a possible EPA candidate.

        he's been known to side with some... how do i put this lightly... non-scientific hippy-dippy-earth-mother-bullshit?... causes in his day.  the one that's highlighted deeply in that article is his tirade/crusade against vaccines, with no scientific basis for his perspective except some... well, again, hippy-dippy bullshit.

        i don't want no peace, gimme equal rights and justice.

        by keonhp on Thu Apr 23, 2009 at 10:13:56 AM PDT

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        •  Smears against RFK are just pro-Corporate fraud (2+ / 0-)
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          Nothing wrong with RFK:  Real issues

          And the "Hippies" ... were proven absolutely right about Vietnam, Nixon, Hoover, the CIA, etc.

          They were the ones who got it correct, and you pro-Authoritarian, pro-Corporate, Nixon-loving, Militaristic squares were the misguided fools.

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          people of good conscience to remain silent."
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          by FreeSociety on Thu Apr 23, 2009 at 11:17:46 AM PDT

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          •  i see. (0+ / 0-)

            And the "Hippies" ... were proven absolutely right about Vietnam, Nixon, Hoover, the CIA, etc.

            yes, yes they were, no argument there.  and while i may work for a corporation, i wouldn't really call myself pro-authoritarian, nixon-loving, or militaristic (maybe militant, but not militaristic).  the problem is that since then people calling themselves "hippies" have fighting for causes that really aren't helping.  would you care to tell me about "chemtrails?" what about how fluoride is really a government plot to poison people and doesn't help keep tooth enamel? maybe you'd like to discuss mercury and autism a little bit?  i'm pretty sure the only people i've heard exuberantly pushing those stories are exactly the hippy-dippy types i'm referring to.  there have been plenty of brilliant and influential hippies, i believe OPOL posted a good diary about it once, but it's pretty telling that none of them were from any time more current than 1980.

            i'll give you that i should have checked that site more thoroughly before i linked it (really? they had a link-through to NRO? damn i'm sloppy today) but it doesn't change the fact that RFKjr has jumped on things without sufficient scientific backing.  your link, from yesterday nonetheless, exhibits a much saner perspective than what i've heard from, again, hippy-dippy anti-vaccine types.

            to put this in some perspective, i was one of those birkenstock-wearing hacky-sack-playing, jumping-on-minor-issues hippies in high school.  the difference is i got tired of seeing people go to protests to have fun and listen to "crunchy jams."  i'm a fuckin marxist, and to me that means that the money that goes to organizing some hippy get together could have gone to passing real legislation to actually get things done.  you can have yr protests, hit me up for the riots.

            i don't want no peace, gimme equal rights and justice.

            by keonhp on Thu Apr 23, 2009 at 11:57:29 AM PDT

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          •  also, (1+ / 0-)
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            here's another article on huffpo which i kind of agree with some, but not all of.

            and here is jenny mccarthy and jim carrey's website where they only list scientific studies that support their perspective.  and here's a sentence from yr article by jim carrey that you linked to that i take significant issue with:

            The anecdotal evidence of millions of parents who've seen their totally normal kids regress into sickness and mental isolation after a trip to the pediatrician's office must be seriously considered.

            remember, the plural of anecdote is not data.

            i don't want no peace, gimme equal rights and justice.

            by keonhp on Thu Apr 23, 2009 at 12:24:06 PM PDT

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      •  Well, the vaccine thing was pretty bad. (1+ / 0-)
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        He clearly doesn't know what he's talking about, not that it relates to energy policy.  But still.  It's bad science.

        Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

        by pico on Thu Apr 23, 2009 at 12:42:49 PM PDT

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        •  his vaccine stuff is for shit, yes (1+ / 0-)
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          but i was kinda hoping the person who posted that comment would have at least had the decency to back up their claim.  absent any data, the comment reads as badly as a talking point remark as all get out.

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          by dadanation on Thu Apr 23, 2009 at 02:17:51 PM PDT

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