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Fri Apr 26, 2019, 11:04 AM

Trump administration dumping long time independent advisory group the Jasons.

A secretive group of scientists who advise the U.S. government on everything from spy satellites to nuclear weapons is scrambling to find a sponsor after the Defense Department abruptly ended its contract late last month.
The group, known as the Jasons, will run out of money at the end of April.

The Pentagon says that the group's advice is no longer needed, but independent experts say it has never been more relevant and worry the department is throwing away a valuable resource.

Russell Hemley, the head of the Jasons, says that other government agencies still want advice and that the Jasons are determined to give it.

Late Thursday, it appeared that another government agency might be willing to take on the group. The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration posted a solicitation saying it intends to take over the contract for the group. That could happen in a matter of months, and it is unclear how the Mitre Corp., which manages the Jasons, would fund the group in the interim.

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dhill926 Apr 2019 #1
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anarch Apr 2019 #3
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Response to Pepsidog (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 11:09 AM

1. god forbid we use intelligence...

said the least intelligent administration ever...jesus...

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 11:12 AM

2. He wants to shut down any agency who can expose him criminal actions.

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Response to Pepsidog (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 11:44 AM

3. "We don't need advice from a bunch of goddamned eggheads!" the imposter shouted...

"always with the 'that will weaken the U.S.'s position' this and 'that will only benefit the Russian oligarchs at the expense of American taxpayers' that, and all this nonsense about 'sustainability,' whatever that is...tell them they're fired!"

And the piece-by-piece dismantling of U.S. global power continues apace....

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Response to Pepsidog (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 11:49 AM

4. The current book, LOSING EARTH, has interesting information on the Jasons.

They were involved in early intense efforts to get the US government to focus on Climate Change, back in the 70s and 80.

The book is a fascinating and infuriating history.



https://www.amazon.com/Losing-Earth-History-Nathaniel-Rich/dp/0374191336/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1DMA9CLUU5DRF&keywords=losing+earth&qid=1556297313&s=books&sprefix=Losing%2Caps%2C139&sr=1-1

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Response to enough (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 01:32 PM

5. Independent thinkers, a contradiction in terms with regards to Trump and company

Thanks for the link

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