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tomreedtoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-19-09 12:15 PM
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15. I'm sorry. I always doubt "Popular Mechanics" articles like this.
I had a youth of magazines like "Popular Mechanics" that were full of wonders, based upon recent discoveries. Remember DMSO, and how it was supposed to provide cures for all kinds of common diseases? Remember the flying cars, the backyard hovercraft, the American highways with high speeds that would make the Autobahn look like a parking lot by comparison?

When you get it in drug stores, at a price people can afford, then you can disturb my sleep. Not until.
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  -Blind to be cured with stem cells deminks  Apr-19-09 10:39 AM   #0 
  - Maybe Jesus was a stem cell  Oregone   Apr-19-09 10:41 AM   #1 
  - At one point we all were  stray cat   Apr-19-09 10:49 AM   #2 
  - I'm not sure whose post I love the most, yours or who you replied to.  KittyWampus   Apr-19-09 11:44 AM   #12 
  - The Iraqis we've been bombing were stemcells once, too. Someone remind the fundies. n/t  Ian David   Apr-19-09 08:45 PM   #77 
  - wonderful. One less "jusus" thrown in the garbage at a fertility clinic.  JohnWxy   Apr-19-09 01:19 PM   #27 
  - That is INCREDIBLE NEWS!!! That will change so many lives! nt  MADem   Apr-19-09 10:54 AM   #3 
  - you are so right!  CountAllVotes   Apr-19-09 11:14 AM   #4 
  - I forgot to recommend--I just did. I hope more people see this. It's BIG.  MADem   Apr-19-09 11:27 AM   #5 
  - it is a great/wonderful development!!  CountAllVotes   Apr-19-09 11:37 AM   #8 
  - This breakthrough occurred in the UK so.. No, BUT  AtheistCrusader   Apr-19-09 09:08 PM   #79 
     - my husband has access to the UK for medical care  CountAllVotes   Apr-19-09 10:35 PM   #84 
        - I wish you both the best.  AtheistCrusader   Apr-20-09 03:50 PM   #102 
  - Amen to that. AMD took my father's life.  Dangerously Amused   Apr-19-09 12:29 PM   #18 
  - I'm praying with you and for your husband  goclark   Apr-19-09 08:20 PM   #72 
     - thank you so much!  CountAllVotes   Apr-20-09 11:00 AM   #97 
        - I am a care giver for my Mom and I don't drive at night  goclark   Apr-21-09 10:33 AM   #104 
  - my mom went through hell with a bad cornea. this is so wonderful.  roguevalley   Apr-19-09 04:18 PM   #44 
  - YES!!! Imagine the new music from Stevie Wonder after he's cured!!  drgonzosghost   Apr-19-09 11:34 AM   #6 
  - it couldn't cure all blindness though.  ginnyinWI   Apr-19-09 11:41 AM   #9 
  - it couldn't cure all blindness though.  AlbertCat   Apr-19-09 12:26 PM   #17 
     - If it could only cure all blindness  Best_man23   Apr-19-09 02:09 PM   #34 
     - Maybe we could use stem cells to grow Ninjas assassins  TheEuclideanOne   Apr-19-09 02:39 PM   #42 
     - Yep. I say they should be told they can't get the treatment, then  NoSheep   Apr-19-09 05:32 PM   #52 
     - Can I quote you?  NoSheep   Apr-19-09 05:29 PM   #51 
  - First thing Stevie will do is look in the mirror, look at his handlers, and say "You BASTARDS!!!!"  MADem   Apr-19-09 11:43 AM   #11 
  - Stevie does not have Macular Degeneration. I do and you get it when you get older.  bkkyosemite   Apr-19-09 01:41 PM   #32 
  - Won't cure Stevie Wonder, unfortunately...  Clear Blue Sky   Apr-19-09 05:40 PM   #53 
  - Stevie's innervision sees more that most of us ever will... Signed, sealed and delivered!  FailureToCommunicate   Apr-19-09 07:54 PM   #68 
  - Obama loves................  pauldg0   Apr-19-09 10:00 PM   #82 
  - REC. I wonder if stem cells can be used to cure Right Wingers  old mark   Apr-19-09 11:36 AM   #7 
  - but they're little babies! the bible says so!  FLAprogressive   Apr-19-09 11:42 AM   #10 
  - Recommended. My mother went blind from wet MD about 10 years ago.  Bozita   Apr-19-09 11:53 AM   #13 
  - Fantastic. And just the tip of the iceberg, one hopes.  Auggie   Apr-19-09 12:06 PM   #14 
  - I'm sorry. I always doubt "Popular Mechanics" articles like this.  tomreedtoon   Apr-19-09 12:15 PM   #15 
  - Remember when those two guys made the thing that could fly in the air?  Zuiderelle   Apr-19-09 01:03 PM   #23 
     - That was done by practical inventors, not Pop Mechanics writers.  tomreedtoon   Apr-19-09 01:25 PM   #29 
     - I'm in the field  TZ   Apr-19-09 02:13 PM   #36 
     - The article is false, and it won't be practical for decades.  tomreedtoon   Apr-19-09 07:24 PM   #67 
        - Wow dude, wet blanket much?  AtheistCrusader   Apr-19-09 09:15 PM   #80 
        - You are young. You will learn. You can NEVER wet blanket enough.  tomreedtoon   Apr-20-09 01:20 PM   #100 
           - I used to be a staunch pessimist.  AtheistCrusader   Apr-20-09 03:44 PM   #101 
        - You didn't read the article, I see. Or you have challenges understanding what you do read.  MADem   Apr-20-09 02:12 AM   #87 
        - Uhm  kenfrequed   Apr-20-09 11:21 AM   #98 
     - Where are you getting Pop Mechanics writers from this?  Zuiderelle   Apr-19-09 02:37 PM   #41 
        - Who do you think wrote the original article about The Cure?  tomreedtoon   Apr-19-09 07:21 PM   #66 
           - Adrian Thrills?  Compline   Apr-20-09 07:43 PM   #103 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-19-09 06:39 PM   #62 
        - spammer alert.  sellitman   Apr-19-09 06:56 PM   #64 
  - Don't worry, Pfizer will figure out a way to make it hugely expensive /nt  Dumak   Apr-19-09 12:18 PM   #16 
  - Considering that Pfizer doesn't patent treatments, probably not  Patiod   Apr-19-09 01:53 PM   #33 
  - This is wonderful news!  SkyDaddy7   Apr-19-09 12:30 PM   #19 
  - I am glad you are a bit better  CountAllVotes   Apr-19-09 12:42 PM   #21 
  - Thank-you!  SkyDaddy7   Apr-19-09 01:16 PM   #26 
     - you are very welcome  CountAllVotes   Apr-19-09 10:32 PM   #83 
  - About that socialism...  moggie   Apr-19-09 06:04 PM   #60 
  - No need to apologize, whatsoever.  pengillian101   Apr-19-09 08:44 PM   #76 
  - This is wonderful news!  Raksha   Apr-19-09 12:38 PM   #20 
  - Hooray for muthafuggin' SCIENCE!!!  Jester Messiah   Apr-19-09 01:03 PM   #22 
  - Dupe  dborlando   Apr-19-09 01:13 PM   #24 
  - fanatastic. RECOMMENDED.  JohnWxy   Apr-19-09 01:16 PM   #25 
  - No wonder George was against stem call research,  Downwinder   Apr-19-09 01:24 PM   #28 
  - God damn Bush  MindMatter   Apr-19-09 01:26 PM   #30 
  - My thoughts exactly.  kenfrequed   Apr-20-09 11:25 AM   #99 
  - If that fucker starts to lose his eyesight as the result of macular degeneration,  bullwinkle428   Apr-21-09 10:47 AM   #106 
  - They're doing the same thing for deaf people  FunkyLeprechaun   Apr-19-09 01:31 PM   #31 
  - Why let the pharmas have this? Why not keep it pure w/gov funding? rec'd  williesgirl   Apr-19-09 02:13 PM   #35 
  - Ummm the pharma developed this because  TZ   Apr-19-09 02:17 PM   #38 
  - How many people suffered this thanks to Bush?  Joe Bacon   Apr-19-09 02:16 PM   #37 
  - If this does work and works in the long term  sakabatou   Apr-19-09 02:18 PM   #39 
  - Irony  edc   Apr-19-09 02:24 PM   #40 
  - Of course those who disagree with using embryonic stem cells  SteveG   Apr-19-09 02:57 PM   #43 
  - Yes, the blind will remain blind. Poetic justice, no?  Dangerously Amused   Apr-19-09 04:20 PM   #45 
  - I knew a girl from grade school who went blind from  FourScore   Apr-19-09 04:31 PM   #46 
  - For the first time  loyalkydem   Apr-19-09 04:35 PM   #47 
  - Yup. Me too. I've got one eye gone and the other can go any time  NBachers   Apr-19-09 10:38 PM   #85 
  - We've been waiting for this. Our youngest son has Stargardt's disease  mnhtnbb   Apr-19-09 04:40 PM   #48 
  - Cool thing is  stop the bleeding   Apr-19-09 05:07 PM   #49 
  - Rightwingers MUST refuse it. If they have any principles.  mainer   Apr-19-09 05:24 PM   #50 
  - ironically they are already blind - and stem cells are of no use to that kind of blindness  tomm2thumbs   Apr-19-09 07:01 PM   #65 
  - Badda bing! nt  valerief   Apr-19-09 08:33 PM   #74 
  - That ooesn't bother me  loyalkydem   Apr-20-09 07:14 AM   #93 
  - Every single success story from this procedure will help crush the christian death cult's position  ACTION BASTARD   Apr-19-09 05:40 PM   #54 
  - so how did all that praying help the blind, fundies?  Dukkha   Apr-19-09 05:43 PM   #55 
  - When are they going to find a cure for Diabetes?  GentryDixon   Apr-19-09 05:46 PM   #56 
  - Britain? How is that possible? They're SOCIALISTS!!!  progressoid   Apr-19-09 05:48 PM   #57 
  - This is a travesty I tell you! A bloody outrage!  Lucky Luciano   Apr-19-09 05:51 PM   #58 
  - Every time I see  Life Long Dem   Apr-19-09 05:59 PM   #59 
  - Wow, that would be fabulous news! nt  JerseygirlCT   Apr-19-09 06:14 PM   #61 
  - Take that Laura Bush!!! You have been so wrong about EVERYTHING! nt  intheozone   Apr-19-09 06:49 PM   #63 
  - Amazing...absolutely amazing. Well we know that GW was satan. n/t  vaberella   Apr-19-09 07:59 PM   #69 
  - fantastic news, thanks for posting. rec'd. nt  inna   Apr-19-09 08:02 PM   #70 
  - This is great news  digidigido   Apr-19-09 08:11 PM   #71 
  - This is fabulous news. I hope the right wingers don't find a way to kill it. nt  valerief   Apr-19-09 08:32 PM   #73 
  - Side effects...  Ian David   Apr-19-09 08:43 PM   #75 
  - 73 posts, and I have to be the one to point out that it's  Igel   Apr-19-09 08:45 PM   #78 
  - Seventy EIGHT, not three. But that was noted in the first post, actually.  MADem   Apr-20-09 02:19 AM   #88 
  - Thanks for the information but we are still overjoyed  goclark   Apr-21-09 10:39 AM   #105 
  - Lets hope they can spead up the process. Wonderful news. Thanks for the post  rhysothink   Apr-19-09 09:46 PM   #81 
  - Oy, the blastocysts-are-human-beings crowd must be freaking out.  burning rain   Apr-19-09 11:43 PM   #86 
  - And what do the Rethugs say? That we're sacrificing precious 4-celled "babies" for health?  Arcana   Apr-20-09 02:43 AM   #89 
  - We'll see. (Pun accidental)  No Elephants   Apr-20-09 04:59 AM   #90 
  - It is so good to see the right wing religious fundamentalists get rebuffed by science. n/t  Optical.Catalyst   Apr-20-09 05:39 AM   #91 
  - My father and sisters were blinded by this disease, now I  Cairycat   Apr-20-09 06:40 AM   #92 
  - Will it cure Obam's blindness to Bush's crimes?  RedCloud   Apr-20-09 07:26 AM   #94 
  - Is everyone taking their vitamins?  mainer   Apr-20-09 08:14 AM   #95 
  - Just imagine being the prick that kept this away from Americans  4_TN_TITANS   Apr-20-09 10:19 AM   #96 

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