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Old 05-13-2017, 04:41 PM
 
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Sam Clovis is a former talk show host.

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The USDA’s research section studies everything from climate change to nutrition. Under the 2008 Farm Bill, its leader is supposed to serve as the agency’s “chief scientist” and be chosen “from among distinguished scientists with specialized or significant experience in agricultural research, education, and economics.”
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Clovis has a B.S. in political science from the U.S. Air Force Academy, an MBA from Golden State University and a doctorate in public administration from the University of Alabama. The University of Alabama canceled the program the year after Clovis graduated, but an old course catalogue provided by the university does not indicate the program required any science courses.
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Catherine Woteki, who served as undersecretary for research, education and economics in the Obama administration, compared the move to appointing someone without a medical background to lead the National Institutes of Health. The USDA post includes overseeing scientific integrity within the agency.

“This position is the chief scientist of the Department of Agriculture. It should be a person who evaluates the scientific body of evidence and moves appropriately from there,” she said in an interview.
https://www.propublica.org/article/t...ot-a-scientist

Who was the Reagan cabinet member who stated that "trees cause pollution?"
The war on science continues.
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Old 05-13-2017, 04:46 PM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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So what? Democrats are always quoting "Bill Nye the Science Guy" and he isn't a scientist either.
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Old 05-13-2017, 04:47 PM
 
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Whats it matter? Get rid of the FDA please.
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Old 05-13-2017, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Originally Posted by Bureaucat View Post
Sam Clovis is a former talk show host.







https://www.propublica.org/article/t...ot-a-scientist

Who was the Reagan cabinet member who stated that "trees cause pollution?"
The war on science continues.
This is also true of the Department of Energy not to mention the EPA director who also chooses to ignore science.


It actually was Reagan that made the statement regarding trees causing pollution, his secretary of Interior James Watt was also not tree friendly and a mirror image of Pruitt.
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Old 05-13-2017, 05:00 PM
 
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Sam Clovis is a former talk show host.

https://www.propublica.org/article/t...ot-a-scientist

Who was the Reagan cabinet member who stated that "trees cause pollution?"
The war on science continues.
It's an administrative position.
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Old 05-13-2017, 05:26 PM
 
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So? A woman who was never a lawyer sits on the Supreme Court.
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Old 05-13-2017, 05:49 PM
 
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Whats it matter? Get rid of the FDA please.
But who will swarm Amish farms with armed agents for selling fresh milk as they've done for over 300 years?

I won't be able to sleep at night in this nightmare scenario. Let's double their budget!
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Old 05-13-2017, 06:35 PM
 
Location: SDL/PDX/RDU
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So what? Democrats are always quoting "Bill Nye the Science Guy" and he isn't a scientist either.
I'm thinking a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Cornell and a stint at Boeing designing and inventing parts for the 747 is closer to what most folks consider science than a degree in Public Admin at 'Bama in a program that no longer exists. But that's just me...
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Old 05-13-2017, 06:43 PM
 
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Sam Clovis is a former talk show host.







https://www.propublica.org/article/t...ot-a-scientist

Who was the Reagan cabinet member who stated that "trees cause pollution?"
The war on science continues.
what you guys are forgetting is that these people are being installed as DIRECTORS of these agencies, and not as scientists. they dont need to be a scientist because they are not doing science things, they are doing management things.
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Old 05-13-2017, 06:59 PM
 
Location: SDL/PDX/RDU
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what you guys are forgetting is that these people are being installed as DIRECTORS of these agencies, and not as scientists. they dont need to be a scientist because they are not doing science things, they are doing management things.
Ahh... like managing scientists. I guess the guy that runs McDonald's really shouldn't be expected to know how to cook a burger either...
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