Going public: A reader complains

Donald Trump is the Sid Vicious of Presidents. Can barely play the bass, all show, will probably OD.

I’ve kept a low profile and will continue, but when someone responds to a blog post about USDA food safety scientists being muzzled, and says I should stick to food safety, I will use my pulpit to say something.

We have a paper that has been years in the making, has been peer-reviewed, accepted and will be published in April, that talks all about going pubic.

But I’m not about to break my ban on press release before publication.

Pete Townsend’s Rough Boys was his response to Sid, The Sex Pistols and punk. Neil Young’s Into the Black was his response.

Punk went nowhere. Rock will last.

If you can’t see the link between popular culture, and the kid making minimum wage serving your lunch, then you must really believe in faith-based food safety. Praise the Lord and pass the guacamole — or ammo.

Saw Neil on this tour in 1991 in Toronto.

Took Chapman to a Neil concert in the 2000s. It’s what responsible graduate student advisors do.

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You should probably stick to writing about Food Safety.

On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 7:16 PM Doug Powell <[email protected]> wrote:

Summary:

For the many who have asked, barfblog.com is on hiatus while I chill and focus on other things.

But some things deserve a wide audience.

Buzzfeed reports the U.S. Department of Agriculture has banned scientists and other employees in its main research division from publicly sharing everything from the summaries of scientific papers to USDA-branded tweets as …

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http://barfblog.com/2017/01/the-chill-started-in-kansas-i-live-in-australia-usda-scientists-have-been-put-on-lockdown-under-trump/

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