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Obama names strong science team
AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/20/08 | Maxim Kniazkov

Posted on 12/20/2008 9:33:13 AM PST by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US president-elect Barack Obama on Saturday signaled climate change and genetic research will be among his top priorities when he takes office as he named four key members of his administration.

"It's time we once again put science at the top of our agenda and worked to restore America's place as the world leader in science and technology," said Obama in a weekly radio address.

Leading his list of nominees is John Holdren, who would become director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and co-chairman of the president's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

The professor of environmental policy at Harvard University led the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, an international organization of prominent scientists that won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995.

Holdren is no stranger to Washington, having served as President Bill Clinton's science and technology adviser in the 1990s.

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Nor did Obama openly comment on earlier attempts by some Bush administration officials to downplay the importance of global warming.

But in what seemed to be a clear reference to these controversies, he warned of the danger of twisting facts to suit political purposes.

"It's about ensuring that facts and evidence are never twisted or obscured by politics or ideology," the future president noted. "It's about listening to what our scientists have to say, even when it's inconvenient -- especially when it's inconvenient."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: agenda; bho2008; bhoenvironment; bhoscience; climatecycles; clintonistas; holdren; johnholdren; obama; obamaregime; obamatransitionfile; science; strong; team
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1 posted on 12/20/2008 9:33:14 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Well it looks like he is going to be every bit as bad as we imagined.


2 posted on 12/20/2008 9:34:50 AM PST by yarddog
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To: NormsRevenge

Is the AFP the DNC? This news coverage is a joke.


3 posted on 12/20/2008 9:35:33 AM PST by MoonMullins
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama is a sick person and will lead us to destruction.


4 posted on 12/20/2008 9:35:49 AM PST by dforest (Is there any good idea out there that Obama doesn't lay claim to anymore?)
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To: NormsRevenge
climate change and genetic research will be among his top priorities

A hoax to control the people and eugenics.

5 posted on 12/20/2008 9:36:54 AM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin - Everything that is Sweetness and Light! WE STAND WITH HER!)
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To: NormsRevenge
He's got a global warming lunatic in charge of science, a museum curator in charge of the navy, and the leader of one of our worst school systems in charge of education.

He's not getting the best and brightest. He's picking ideologues who are itching to take us down the wrong path -- at top speed.

6 posted on 12/20/2008 9:36:58 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: NormsRevenge

This is all starting to feel like a bad science fiction movie.


7 posted on 12/20/2008 9:37:10 AM PST by Allegra ( Back in Iraq...how did that vacation go by so quickly??)
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To: ClearCase_guy
He's got a global warming lunatic in charge of science, a museum curator in charge of the navy, and the leader of one of our worst school systems in charge of education. He's not getting the best and brightest. He's picking ideologues who are itching to take us down the wrong path -- at top speed.

This is so, so true. We can always hope for an asteroid impact, I guess.
8 posted on 12/20/2008 9:38:09 AM PST by aruanan
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To: Allegra

How’s it going in the IZ?


9 posted on 12/20/2008 9:39:03 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( Sarah Palin is America's Margaret Thatcher; Obama is America's George Galloway.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"It's time we once again put science at the top of our agenda and worked to restore America's place as the world leader in science and technology," said Obama in a weekly radio address.

So is that why he's looking to kill the space program?

10 posted on 12/20/2008 9:39:04 AM PST by Joiseydude (Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel,)
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To: Allegra
The advantage is that Obama's "science team" members are so far removed from any real science they won't be able to tell the difference between scams and legitimate proposals.

That right there will lead them to be involved in scandals of enormous proportions right before the 2012 elections.

Or, maybe as early as 2010 just in time for Congressional elections.

11 posted on 12/20/2008 9:41:35 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Allegra

I hear ya, we need to find the pod farm and destroy it.


12 posted on 12/20/2008 9:41:35 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed)
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To: NormsRevenge

Is this “Pravda” or “Izvestia”? Propaganda masquerading as news. What kind of yahoo believes this fawning, orgasmic coverage of lower cabinet appointments?


13 posted on 12/20/2008 9:41:43 AM PST by HondaCRF450
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To: NormsRevenge

We live in dark times.


14 posted on 12/20/2008 9:41:48 AM PST by big'ol_freeper (Gen. George S. Patton to Michael Moore... American Carol: "I really like slapping you.")
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To: MoonMullins

I hear ya.

I’m trying to do a no AP article posting day. sorry. :-}


15 posted on 12/20/2008 9:42:33 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed)
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To: yarddog
"Well it looks like he is going to be every bit as bad as we imagined."

Did you ever think otherwise?

Bart.

16 posted on 12/20/2008 9:43:01 AM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: big'ol_freeper
0bama is going to be a real Puppet on a string.
17 posted on 12/20/2008 9:43:10 AM PST by unkus
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To: big'ol_freeper

We live in dark times.

That would explain why its getting so darn cold of late.


18 posted on 12/20/2008 9:43:35 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed)
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To: NormsRevenge
It's about ensuring that facts and evidence are never twisted or obscured by politics or ideology," the future president noted

Rhetorical gibberish.

19 posted on 12/20/2008 9:43:35 AM PST by RightWhale (We were so young two years ago and the DJIA was 12,000)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Bump


20 posted on 12/20/2008 9:43:36 AM PST by BenLurkin (Mornie utulie. Mornie alantie.)
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To: Joiseydude

The whole statement is absurd, we are the science and technology leader of the world. We’ve been that way for a long time, and unless Zero is more successful at destroying us than he can even hope for, we’ll continue to be.


21 posted on 12/20/2008 9:44:18 AM PST by eclecticEel (In short, I want Obama given the same respect and deference that Democrats have given George Bush)
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To: RightWhale
At best we have elected a Pontificater in Chief.

Commander suggests leader, he is neither.

22 posted on 12/20/2008 9:45:22 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( Sarah Palin is America's Margaret Thatcher; Obama is America's George Galloway.)
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To: HondaCRF450
But in what seemed to be a clear reference to these controversies, he warned of the danger of twisting facts to suit political purposes. "It's about ensuring that facts and evidence are never twisted or obscured by politics or ideology," the future president noted. "It's about listening to what our scientists have to say, even when it's inconvenient -- especially when it's inconvenient."

Oh, ya sure. Nothing political going on here... move along now...

23 posted on 12/20/2008 9:45:24 AM PST by HondaCRF450
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To: NormsRevenge

Any “so-called” scientist who believes in global warming is not a real scientist. Obama is a snake oil salesman.


24 posted on 12/20/2008 9:46:33 AM PST by freedom1st
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To: freedom1st

The snake oil salesman club called, stop trying to associate them with Obama. You may ruin their image.


25 posted on 12/20/2008 9:48:57 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed)
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To: eclecticEel

“What kind of yahoo believes this fawning, orgasmic coverage of lower cabinet appointments?”

My in-laws that’s who. They’re complete morons. And they started Thanksgiving dinner by thanking God for the new pres... Needless to say it was THE worst Thanksgiving of my life. And I will never speak to them again.


26 posted on 12/20/2008 9:49:34 AM PST by bicyclerepair (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)
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To: yarddog

27 posted on 12/20/2008 9:49:43 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
"At best we have elected a Pontificater in Chief."

And at worst?

Don't include me in the we.

28 posted on 12/20/2008 9:49:44 AM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I don’t call it a strong science team when they are guided by politics and superstition.


29 posted on 12/20/2008 9:51:37 AM PST by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I happen to know both of these guys. They are both accomplished, sincere, intelligent individuals. They are also wholly committed ideologues who will not pay the slightest attention to any idea or any data that questions the Warmist’s party line. Our only hope is that neither of them has shown any particular talent for working successfully in the “real world,” so their worst proposals may die abed.

We can also hope that the increasingly evident global cooling trend will cause the voting public to laugh out loud at their more radical proposals. (We cannot realistically hope that the reality of global cooling will cause them to moderate those proposals.)


30 posted on 12/20/2008 9:52:11 AM PST by troglodyte (troglodyte)
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To: NormsRevenge
he warned of the danger of twisting facts to suit political purposes. "It's about ensuring that facts and evidence are never twisted or obscured by politics or ideology," the future president noted. "It's about listening to what our scientists have to say, even when it's inconvenient -- especially when it's inconvenient."

Lying through is teeth. Lying, sniveling, pompous Usurper.

31 posted on 12/20/2008 9:52:25 AM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin - Everything that is Sweetness and Light! I stand with her!)
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To: NormsRevenge
"It's about ensuring that facts and evidence are never twisted or obscured by politics or ideology,"

Like saying colder temps are because of global warming?

32 posted on 12/20/2008 9:52:38 AM PST by SouthTexas (And a Blessed Christmas to all!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Obama names strong science team

I would agree that there is a rather strong smell of agenda about this team.

33 posted on 12/20/2008 9:53:50 AM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
How’s it going in the IZ?

I just got back here in the wee hours of this morning (via Rhino) and am jet-lagged. My body-clock is soooo confused. LOL

It's quiet for now and it's COLD!

See ya when you get here!

34 posted on 12/20/2008 9:55:45 AM PST by Allegra ( Back in Iraq...how did that vacation go by so quickly??)
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To: NormsRevenge
... US president-elect Barack Obama on Saturday signaled climate change ...

Here we go.

35 posted on 12/20/2008 9:56:22 AM PST by LiberConservative (Stop climate change!!!!)
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To: yarddog

“Well it looks like he is going to be every bit as bad as we imagined.”

YEP! This is no strong *science* team, but rather a cruel joke.


36 posted on 12/20/2008 9:57:25 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: NormsRevenge

Could you imagine a headline like that accompanying a conservative appointment?


37 posted on 12/20/2008 10:01:11 AM PST by Luke21
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To: muawiyah

“That right there will lead them to be involved in scandals of enormous proportions right before the 2012 elections.

Or, maybe as early as 2010 just in time for Congressional elections.”

You still believe in elections? They’ll just cheat.


38 posted on 12/20/2008 10:02:26 AM PST by Luke21
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To: NormsRevenge
Names strong science team? If by strong you mean, smelly, odorous.
39 posted on 12/20/2008 10:03:15 AM PST by Kadanne (Truth and integrity in America, where did it all go?)
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To: NormsRevenge

1/20/2013


40 posted on 12/20/2008 10:03:15 AM PST by hdbc (i)
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To: Migraine

Krauthammer was absolutely correct, he named half his team to keep state and defense on auto pilot while he spends his time changing every aspect of our domestic way of life.


41 posted on 12/20/2008 10:05:28 AM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Arizona Carolyn
US will be destroyed from within.
42 posted on 12/20/2008 10:08:05 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( Sarah Palin is America's Margaret Thatcher; Obama is America's George Galloway.)
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To: NormsRevenge
the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, an international organization of prominent scientists that won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995.

This is bad I want scientists that win science not political prizes...

43 posted on 12/20/2008 10:20:34 AM PST by tophat9000 (We are "O" so f---ed)
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To: troglodyte

I know John Holdren well. He is intelligent, well-educated, and highly accomplished. He is also the ultimate watermelon. He’s constantly talking environmental protection but inside he’s redder than a monkey’s ass.

Fans of the late, great Julian Simon will remember Holdren as sharing (with infamous population hysteric Paul Erlich) the losing end of the famous wager Simon made with the neo-Malthusians regarding trends in resource scarcity. It is no surprise that the Bamboozler has welcomed Uncle Ho aboard and it bodes ill for liberty.

Holdren’s big thing is that he wants greenhouse gas emissions credits to be distributed to the world’s national governments on a per capita basis. Thus whenever you take a hot shower or crack open a cold beer you would have to pay some utterly impoverished and unproductive jihadi’s dictator for the privilege.

When Holdren was at Cal some of the students took to calling him Uncle Ho (think Ho Chi Minh). We are going to hear a lot from and about this guy. I’m going to be calling him Uncle Ho.


44 posted on 12/20/2008 10:20:54 AM PST by rogue yam
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To: NormsRevenge
Hey, where is the BARF ALERT?

I was reading the American Rifleman (NRA mag for those who don't know). Here is a quote from Valerie Jarret co-chair of his holiness’ transition team

Obama is prepared to really take power and begin to rule from day one.

RULE???? what a pile of fascist $h!t the Obamanation truly is.

45 posted on 12/20/2008 10:21:57 AM PST by Vaquero ( "an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: rollo tomasi
Let just call him Tiberius
46 posted on 12/20/2008 10:22:57 AM PST by tophat9000 (We are "O" so f---ed)
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To: NormsRevenge; All
"It's time we once again put science at the top of our agenda and worked to restore America's place as the world leader in science and technology"

This is Orwellian.

First look at the bias in the Yahoo title "Obama names strong science team"
Really, what's with the word "strong"? Why not just Obama names Science team? No media bias? Give me a break.

Then there is Obama's statement about restoring America's as the world leader in Science and Technology. Where is the criticism? Restore? Where did we go? Boy talk about scientific and technological illiteracy, it starts with Obama himself. That's what's so scary.
47 posted on 12/20/2008 10:28:42 AM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: NormsRevenge

The left will own science now. Baby killers and warming kooks rule.


48 posted on 12/20/2008 10:29:02 AM PST by pallis
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To: NormsRevenge

Man made global warming is Voodoo science.


49 posted on 12/20/2008 10:29:31 AM PST by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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To: truthguy
"It's time we once again put science at the top of our agenda and worked to restore America's place as the world leader in science and technology"

We are the world leader in science and technology but of course liberals would never admit it in particular if there is a Republican President.

50 posted on 12/20/2008 10:32:37 AM PST by jveritas (God Bless President Bush and our brave troops)
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