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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 02:39 PM
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YES!
Obama to lift ban on stem cell research soon
Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:30pm GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will soon issue an executive order lifting an eight-year ban embryonic stem cell research imposed by his predecessor, President George W. Bush, a senior adviser said on Sunday.

"We're going to be doing something on that soon, I think. The president is considering that right now," Obama adviser David Axelrod said on "Fox News Sunday."

In 2001, Bush limited federal funding for stem cell research only to human embryonic stem cell lines that already existed. It was a gesture to his conservative Christian supporters who regard embryonic stem cell research as destroying potential life, because the cells must be extracted from human embryos.

Embryonic stem cells are the most basic human cells which can develop into any type of cell in the body.

Scientists believe the research could eventually produce cures for a variety of diseases, including Parkinson's disease, diabetes, heart disease and spinal cord injuries.

Obama vowed to reverse Bush's ban during his presidential campaign and in his inaugural address last month promised to return science to its proper place in the United States.

The rest: http://uk.reuters.com/article/UKNews1/idUKTRE51E15B2009...
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 02:43 PM
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1. science lives...it lives....
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 02:45 PM
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2. I'm too busy sobbing over Obama's betrayal to read this.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 02:48 PM
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4. ?
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 02:59 PM
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6. A recurring sarcasm-joke of mine.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 03:04 PM
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8. Thank God
I thought I was going to have to kill you. ;)
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 03:05 PM
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9. :) Can search for me + "betrayal" in GD for more.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 03:07 PM
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12. Yay!
I love treasure hunts. :P
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 07:13 PM
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26. I know - I live day to day, wallowing in the injustice
and worrying about the future of our party....











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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 02:45 PM
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3. Remember that weird address Bush gave back in '01 from the Pig Ranch?
Edited on Sun Feb-15-09 02:47 PM by stevedeshazer
It was in August 2001. Bush looked completely out of place at a desk in the Crawford "Western White House" vacation palace.

That's when I really knew he was just a nut in the pockets of the Radical Right.

edit to add link: http://edition.cnn.com/2001/ALLPOLITICS/08/09/bush.tran...
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yellerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 02:54 PM
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5. Great news!
K&R! :kick:
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 02:59 PM
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7. I lost a friend and America lost an amazing Scientific researcher
Edited on Sun Feb-15-09 02:59 PM by midnight
because of this ban on ESC. I don't know if she will come back because wonderful opportunities outside of the U.S. have presented themselves. It is a huge loss for us, and I wonder how many other good scientist we lost during this reign of ignorance.
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 03:05 PM
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10. The argument against it was bullshit. One embryo.
Edited on Sun Feb-15-09 03:06 PM by Gregorian
Just a single embryo can serve as the basis for many years of treatments.

As if life were important to them at all. Killing in the name of George was no problem.

Man this is some seriously good news.

Hey, it's like America is joining the world. What a novel concept.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 03:06 PM
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11. Very good news!
:hug:
:grouphug:
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bluesmail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 03:34 PM
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13. Let the science begin. This angers me (the ban) to no end. BigPharma
:party:
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 03:37 PM
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14. I wonder how many thousands (millions?) died waiting for this?!?
Yeah for Pres Obama and the American public!

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GentryDixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 03:48 PM
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16. My sister, Sweet Jeannie. She died of diabetes.
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Lifelong Protester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 03:53 PM
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18. I am sorry for your loss
diabetes runs in my family too, although we in my generation have been careful with our health in hopes of it skipping us (most of our relatives had 'adult onset' type)

I also gave you a heart and now realize it is the same one you already had! Sorry, I should have been paying attention.
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GentryDixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 03:58 PM
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20. Thank you for the heart and your heart!
I worry about the disease for my grandson. Perhaps we will see this horrid disease conquered.

I am all out of hearts to give out. :-(
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-16-09 07:30 PM
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34. I am so sorry :(
The last eight years have been a travesty and an unavoidable one!
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 03:38 PM
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15. BTW Look at you flaunting all those hearts!
HEART FLAUNTER!
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4 t 4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 03:55 PM
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19. I'll say it again , I love Obama
he just keeps moving ever so slowly to doing what is best for this country and the planet. He really is like you and me. I want to believe that so don't try and ruin it for me. I have faith in this man Big Time. Maybe one of the first times I have truly had faith in my life. Notice he keeps doing things that the big rotten media doesn't pick up on right away. Love him.
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-16-09 07:28 PM
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33. I agree with you lol
I was actually trying to give Pitt the business about all his hearts LOL
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 03:51 PM
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17. K&R (nt)
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 04:01 PM
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21. YES indeed, my dear Will!
About fucking time!

I am so relieved to hear this, so soon. I knew he would get to it, but somehow I thought it might take a bit longer...


K&R

:fistbump:
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 04:05 PM
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22. Thank GOD. It's about damn time. My baby sister has RA, and has already been through...
...three major joint replacement surgeries. Deals with unspeakable pain every day, not to mention the side effects of the drugs she's on.

It's another auto-immune (like MS), and I know they're hoping for some application with those. Time to get going on it.
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 04:19 PM
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23. So my short story wasn't as naive as I thought
Still a little naive but not so much now.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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4 t 4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 04:28 PM
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24. The amount of people this might help in
the very near future is unsurmountable. * should be ashamed of himself.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 07:08 PM
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25. .
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trayfoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 07:15 PM
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27. Thank the GOOD LORD!!!!! It is WAY past time!
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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 07:35 PM
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28. Very good news, indeed
Glad to see a return to sensible and solid policy. Look forward to the advances that will be made.
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-15-09 07:39 PM
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29. FUCK ! ...... Even in the dreadful condition we are in ...
I feel the darkness lifting ....

I can let go of emotional 'muscles' that have been taut for nearly a decade ....

I can breathe again ...

Whew .... finally .... reason prevails ... even if not perfectly ...

Good to see you Willy ....


:toast:
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GeorgeGist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-16-09 08:54 AM
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30. Good for him,
if only would lift his destructive ban on critical economic thinking.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-16-09 08:58 AM
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31. Sanity! Too late for this ID diabetic, I'm afraid, but maybe someone else can be helped. nt
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ProdigalJunkMail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-16-09 09:02 AM
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32. while I am glad to see this change
the title on the article is completely misleading as there never was a ban on stem-cell research. This is just as disgusting as right-wing reporting word choice that ticks people off so much.

sP
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