Nuclear waste on beach draws lawsuit

P.S. By coincidence, in the LATimes this morning Hiltzik's column mentions his new book "Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention That Launched the Military-Industrial Complex." NYT Book Review: Just more reason for Ike's grave concern. We really need another Manhattan Project to deal with Global Warming ASAP, maybe, just maybe Janet Napolitano's UC call on scientists to embrace the role of public intellectual can make the right things happen to right the wrongs at last to overcome their failures with a sense of urgency.
— November 11, 2015 11:39 a.m.

Nuclear waste on beach draws lawsuit

Don, interesting thought, there is a 1996 book review on the life of Linus Pauling in the LATimes that I shall never forget about the culture of forced silence that still dominates UC professors and scholars today: "The Price of Doing Things His Own Way" One quote summarizes this hideous culture, in this case at UCSD: "Pauling's life demonstrates yet again that anyone who does not see things in an essentially establishment way will be marginalized, regardless of whatever else he or she has done." Pauling was marginalized because he "crusaded for liberal causes when it was very dangerous to do so, won two Nobel Prizes (in chemistry and peace)--the only person ever to win two unshared Nobels--and wound up as an embarrassment to the scientific establishment ---" This culture of tyranny is why we still fail to deal with global warming today, a consequence that is destroying quality of life for future generations, another reason Ike expressed his grave "power of money over scholars" concern in his 1961 Farewell address. It is hideously ironic that even Ike's grave concern was marginalized even though he was one of the leaders who saved the world from Nazi tryranny during WWII.
— November 11, 2015 2:46 a.m.

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