Thursday, 29 June 2017


Via Boing Boing comes a very timely and tangible example of how dangerously destructive Dear Leader’s minions can be with his top environmental officer swayed by industry to rollback regulations that prohibited use of a pesticide that was originally developed during World War II for chemical warfare.
Despite the fact that dozens of scientific trials have demonstrated that the substance causes brain damage in young children and would drive hundreds of precarious species to extinction, the EPA administrator took the recommendations of the company’s corporate directors (who have brought us such delights as napalm, dioxins and leaky breast implants, but since they donated a million dollars to Agent Orange’s inauguration, everything’s OK) under advisement and reversed prevailing regulations. If the going-rate for influence is such a paltry sum, I wonder that there’s not more fawning, flattery and vying for attention.