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A nice post from The Conscious Earth serves as a reminder that oftentimes, activists are working for the common good rather than personal gain. Take David Suzuki. When Liberal party leadership candidate Stéphane Dion borrowed, um, liberally from Suzuki’s research for his environmental platform, Suzuki was pleased, saying, “the whole point of conducting and publishing this research is to get people to actually use it.” Meanwhile, conservative commentators couldn’t get on Dion for “plagiarism” fast enough, completely missing the point.

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