So this just appeared in my inbox:
A tip from Science magazine:
As you may know, President Obama recently lifted a 17-year ban on federally funded research on gun violence. At 3pm EST Thursday, January 31, Science magazine will be running a live web chat called The Science of Gun Violence, addressing the future of this field of public health.
Our own Emily Underwood will moderate, and our guests will be Garen Wintemute, professor of emergency medicine at UC Davis, along with Jon Vernick and Shannon Frattaroli of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research.
We’d love it if you would consider highlighting the chat on your site and sharing it on Twitter or Facebook. It would be great to have you and readers participate.
You are also welcome to embed the chat on your site if you wish. Instructions for doing that are at the link: http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2013/01/live-chat-the-science-of-gun-vio.html?ref=hp
Please let me know if I can provide any other information, and thanks in advance for your help!
Oh dear. Let us just take a look at the names of the people attending. To lead off, we have Garen Wintemute, a bought-and-paid for anti-firearms "researcher" and fabulist who has never seen "gun control" he did not like, and then two relative unknowns from the Bloomberg (yes, that Bloomberg) funded Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, which, likewise, has never heard of a "gun control" policy it was not willing to enthusiastically endorse.
What "moderation" is necessary when all of your guests are singing kumbaya on one side of the fence?
My recommendation to my readers is to not waste your time, which should not be all that difficult, given this "live web chat" will be transpiring when most people with real jobs (i.e. "not paid anti-rights shills") will be… well… working. But now, at least, you will be aware of the impending deluge of "studies" that will show exactly what their "researchers" want them to.
One final thought: the government only "has" to fund something if no one else cares; that goes for art, "public projects", and "research studies". Given that Bloomberg is a multi-billionaire and the Joyce Foundation is, last anyone checked, still fairly flush, there is absolutely no reason to waste taxpayer money on things like this, especially considering the financial situation our country currently finds itself in. Oh, and as for why that funding was yanked to begin with? Read for yourself.