aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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bush administration on science
Posted by dav at 2004 February 19 09:50 AM
File under: News

This news broke yesterday:

Scientists Accuse White House of Distorting Facts:

The Bush administration has deliberately and systematically distorted scientific fact in the service of policy goals on the environment, health, biomedical research and nuclear weaponry at home and abroad, a group of about 60 influential scientists, including 20 Nobel laureates, said in a statement issued today.

This seems like important news: not only has the administration lied about WMD, but they're also systematically lying to the American public about scientific information (pertaining to health, environment, etc). Yet 24 hours after I first saw the report (on Canadian newsite Globe and Mail) I still see no mention of it on the front pages of CNN, Washington Post or (of course) Fox "News".

Here's a nice scenario; the U.S. education system has been crippled for decades, mass-media journalism has been replaced by shills for the military-entertainment complex and now we're being fed false science. Reality is being changed before our very eyes. My friend Christopher says that if you drop a frog into a pot of boiling water it jumps out, but if you drop a frog in a pot of cool water then heat it to a boil, the frog sits there complacently until it dies.

Our pot is boiling.


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