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Old 05-13-2017, 08:04 PM
 
Location: America's Kakistocracy
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Such appointments seem not to have been a problem over the past eight years. Why the change of heart now?
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Old 05-13-2017, 08:19 PM
 
Location: TUS/PDX
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Such appointments seem not to have been a problem over the past eight years. Why the change of heart now?
Examples?
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Old 05-13-2017, 08:26 PM
 
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Undersecretary of the USDA division over research, education, and economics? Quick the name the last three to hold this position and their credentials. Here's the actual language from the farm bill:

(b) CONFIRMATION REQUIRED
.—The Under Secretary shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, from among distinguished scientists with specialized training or significant experience in agricultural research, education, and economics.

I can only imagine the dire consequences of the wrong pick for this important administrative function.
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Old 05-13-2017, 08:28 PM
 
Location: America's Kakistocracy
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Examples?
I didn't see too many people crying when the former administration was appointing self-proclaimed revolutionaries into positions that were far removed from their "expertise."
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Old 05-13-2017, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Pyongjang
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Until recently these "scientists " were recommending we load up on carbs. As a result, we ended up with an obesity crisis. Maybe it's time for a different approach.

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Old 05-13-2017, 08:32 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Don't care. I like things being shaken up!
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Old 05-13-2017, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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All of Trump's picks have been home runs, this one will be also.
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Old 05-13-2017, 08:35 PM
 
Location: America's Kakistocracy
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Until recently these "scientists " were recommending we load up on carbs. As a result, we ended up with an obesity crisis. Maybe it's time for a different approach.
Hmmm. "Carbs" is about all I eat. I weigh 145 pounds (5'10" height). Calorie count and lifestyle are far more important. Carbs just happen to be the "middle-age white man" of the nutrition world right now. Give it a few years and they will no longer be demonized, much like salt has gone off from the demon list just recently. Have you heard? Salt is okay again. Carbs will be too in a couple of years. Then we will find a new demon to blame obesity on.
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Old 05-13-2017, 08:36 PM
 
Location: FL
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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.
Trump's expected pick for top scientist at USDA isn't a scientist

Are you really surprised?
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Old 05-13-2017, 08:42 PM
 
Location: FL
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So? A woman who was never a lawyer sits on the Supreme Court.
Which one?
https://www.supremecourt.gov/about/biographies.aspx
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