“"For Democrats and advocates, however, the FIRST Act represents a dangerous injection of politics into science and a direct assault on the much-cherished peer-review process by which grants are awarded."
This is why we HAVE to get out the Dem vote in 2014 -- or these evil, white, fossil-fuel, born again cavemen will bring us back to the stone age with their primitive beliefs in gods, curses, etc.”
There's more but why should I do your work for you, you lazy ass.”
esblofeld on Apr 30, 2014 at 17:22:25
“Yes, they exist. Did you create any, or are you doing the work of poachers and extraction concerns by ignorantly attacking the livelihoods of millions of conservation professionals? Because currently sanctuaries exist in overwhelmingly too few numbers to remotely shoulder the burden of research, education, and conservation provided by zoological facilities that function in part through profit motive.”
“Zoos suck! Elephants belong in areas where they can roam -- a sanctuary if not back in the "wild," if there's anything left of that on this godforsaken human-ruined planet.”
esblofeld on Apr 30, 2014 at 11:39:45
“Buy all means, finance, build, and manage an elephant sanctuary. What's that? Oh, you'd rather just whinge on the internet about a fantasy world that doesn't exist where there's a zero-sum game between happy poacher-free elephants and and a dystopian prison nightmare? Fantastic.”
“It also contains palm oil (Vitamin A Palmitate), which:
1. Destroys high conservation value rainforest;
2. Kills critically endangered who make the HCV forests home, like the orangutan;
3. Enslave the poor in atrocious palm oil plantation working conditions;
4. Exacerbates global warming.
Support the orangutans at redapes.org
Here's a response from Kraft from my inquiry. Not at all settling:
?Kraft Foods does not purchase crude palm oil, but buys fats derived from palm oil from specialised suppliers. Our suppliers source their palm oil predominantly from Malaysia and Indonesia. Kraft Foods buys less than 0.5% of worldwide production.
Kraft is aware of the ecological and social impacts of deforestation of tropical forests and shares the concern about the potential long-term consequences of this development.
This is why we encourage our palm oil suppliers to address these concerns and participate in the “Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)”. Roundtable members include the World Wildlife Fund, governments of palm oil producing countries, plantation
owners, traders, the food industry and our most important palm oil suppliers.
We support the goals and efforts of RSPO to develop guidelines promoting responsible palm oil production. We actively encourage our suppliers to pursue more effective enforcement according to the organisation’s sustainability principles and criteria. That is why, in principle, we also support the call for a moratorium, as it is substantively in line with the Roundtable’s principles regarding conversion of rainforests and peatland areas for palm oil."”
amellon on Apr 2, 2014 at 14:00:19
“We're going to support ourselves, 'in principle', out of a sustainable planet.”
“Look at the Republican priorities -- Repeal Obamacare which is helping some 10 million people who never had insurance before, and lowering prices for millions of others, yet they push through Citizens United, which only affects the upper 1% and corporations, pushing our "democratic republic" (ha!) ever close to an oligarchy. Don't even get me started on global warming, which will affect the Republicans' kid, grandkids and so on.
Unless you have no heart, soul or brain, how could anybody be a conservative in this day and age? It's certainly not the brand of reasonable conservatism of many of our (now deceased) fathers. Never thought I'd yearn for Nixon.”
“Jeez, could this get any worse? We have got to pass a constitutional amendment to gut Citizens United and the 5 pro-rich Republican justices. Thomas is the worst Supreme Court justice of the 20th-21st century. Unbelievable the chip that guy has on his shoulder. That's the best Bush Sr could do?”
“I heard it on Sirius XM. She came across as very unhinged and a horrible advocate for her cause. It was a lot of loud, brash, rash bullying, and wussy Hayes should have just given it back to her instead of being a relatively good sport.”