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Forum Post: Think Profit Driven Science Is A Good Thing? Here's The Company That Almost Killed . . . EVERYTHING!

Posted 2 years ago on March 16, 2012, 7:12 p.m. EST by GypsyKing (9727)
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[-] 1 points by shooz (26740) 2 years ago

GMO, aren't the only problem with unregulated corporate science.

After much denial, the proof is coming in for the great honey bee colony collapse syndrome.

I wonder if Monsanto is in there somewhere?

http://www.upi.com/Technology_News/2012/03/15/Insecticides-linked-to-honeybee-die-offs/UPI-96311331840460/?spt=mps&or=3

[-] 3 points by GypsyKing (9727) 2 years ago

Yeah, combined with "nanotechnology" I don't mean to be a fear monger, but be afraid, very afraid. Congress is providing no oversight of this stuff, absolutely none. You can thank the anti-government crowd for that, as well as most of the compounding failures of our society.

Anyone who thinks a country of 300,000,000 is not going to have a government is nuts. We WILL have a government. It's up to us to see that it's OUR government.

[-] 2 points by shooz (26740) 2 years ago

Big, medium, or small...It needs to be effective and responsive, and for we the voting public for the most part it is neither.

It is now and has been adapting to doing that for the "super citizen", to our dismissal as political beings.

[-] 2 points by GypsyKing (9727) 2 years ago

Well said.

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (9727) 2 years ago

Those who advocate smaller goverment might give the implications of this a bit of thought, at least the ones who haven't been brainwashed beyong the point of independent thought.

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) from Fort Walton Beach, FL 2 years ago

Don't get trapped in the 'small gov v big gov' b.s, I'm for shrinking the pentagon, and thats smaller government.

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (9727) 2 years ago

You are right; there are disinctions to be made here, of course. But on the whole governmet's function is to do the people's will, no matter how corrupted it becomes.

The abscence of government, in a general sense enables those with massive conglomerated wealth to do as they please, and if ending life on earth is one of the "externalities" (or negative side effects) of their opperations that they like to divert onto the citizenry then so be it, I GUESS . . . if that's what people really want.

My point is that I would rather see corruption forced out of government by a people's uprising, than government destroyed, and its function to protect the citizens from those inherently corrupted by the insane frenzy to seeking of profits at any cost, destroyed along with it.

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[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (9727) 2 years ago

Will Do, but three bottles of gunniss down and three to go. Tomorrow I plan to do a little better. I'll get back to you Sunday, probably afternoon. LOL!!!

[-] 1 points by shooz (26740) 2 years ago

I remember reading about this in Discover. Hard to believe it got that close to the environment.

If they are that good at genetics, they need to put a kill switch into every single one.

Something to make it susceptible to something cheap and easy to apply.

Or maybe just keep them all in clean labs, until we know more about them.

[-] 2 points by GypsyKing (9727) 2 years ago

I Can't see, particularly at our already advanced level of science, what possible further advances could justify the potential destruction of EVERYTHING. I think we must get a grip on these companies involved in potentialy catastrophic sciences.

[-] 1 points by shooz (26740) 2 years ago

You mean actual oversight and regulation?

Let the government in on "industrial secrets"?

I think we have to take away corporate personhood first.

Otherwise, it's an invasion of the privacy of the "privileged citizens", that corporations are.

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (9727) 2 years ago

Yes, I agree we must end corporate personhood, and this is a classic example of why. The mad scientists unregulated and watched over like hawks present the spector of Frankenstein's Monster in the here and now,

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 2 years ago

Wow. I heard recently that the H5N1 virus has been re-engineered to be easily transferred from person to person. It seems to me that all those mad scientist movies were on the money.

If that virus "escaped" there would not be enough beds for the dying, and those alive would wish they were dead.

Hmmm, they call it the Armageddon virus. Pretty freaky.

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/armageddon-virus-call-to-keep-killer-recipe-secret-20111221-1p4mz.html

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (9727) 2 years ago

Money has created madmen, and no one is at the helm. Scary, YOU BET!