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    #16
    Rush promotes the impression that people who oppose the research have little or no compassion.

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      #17
      why does he wanna sit there an say he didn't throw his arms around and mimic michael? he's a big lyin twit of a human being, imo.

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        #18
        He's an obese drug addicted a$$hole of the first order, who sits in a booth all day long popping vicodins and viagra, smearing anybody opposed to his worldly point of view...yeah, that about sums up ole rush baby He hasn't a clue about the real world, not a one.
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          #19
          BIG Pharma is BIG Beneficiary of Evangelical Opposition to Stem Cell Research

          Originally posted by rdf
          He's an obese drug addicted a$$hole of the first order, who sits in a booth all day long popping vicodins and viagra, smearing anybody opposed to his worldly point of view...yeah, that about sums up ole rush baby He hasn't a clue about the real world, not a one.
          Yeah, totally with you on that!

          Let's inject some real life considerations here:
          The Far Right Evangelicals' opposition to stem cell research hugely benefits Big Pharma which produces the drugs Michael J. Fox uses and the drugs Rush abuses.

          And I know stem cell research could actually benefit Big Pharma by shortening the time for drug testing etc: drugs could be tested on ESC created liver cells instead of on LIFE human beings........, but if Big Pharma really saw huge benefits in this THEY would be the ones funding stem cell research commercials instead of the scattered advocates who currently do.

          There would be a HUGE and ORGANIZED ASTRO-TURF push for ESCR, rather than the REAL grassroots push we are having to work with to get ESCR federally funded.

          Here is a Press Release from someone who shares my view on this, and I am glad Big Pharma is being exposed as the BIG Beneficiary of the Evanagelical opposition to embryonic stem cell research:

          With stem cells on the political agenda again, author Steven A. Zecola puts the focus on the true beneficiaries of the government's current stem cell policy, namely "Big Pharma".

          Hilton Head Island, SC (PRWEB via PRWeb) November 1, 2006 -- With stem cells on the political agenda again, author Steven A. Zecola puts the focus on the true beneficiaries of the government's current stem cell policy, namely "Big Pharma". While Rush Limbaugh and the Religious Right dominate the headlines, the pharmaceutical companies are quietly reaping the benefits of reduced competition from potential cures from stem cell research. Yet, as Zecola explains, the arguments against stem cell research cannot withstand scrutiny and are simply being exploited by the Administration for other reasons.

          . The abominable HR 810 bill intended to legalize the killing of innocent human embryos and pay for it with taxpayers' dollars would thrill HITLER.... It is my sincerest prayer that those who fail to repent of such evil burn in hell and for the good of the nation, the sooner the better! God wrote in stone, For example, Evangelicals believe that the sole authority in religion is the Bible. In this vain, the Southern Baptist Convention said in its first resolution against early-stage stem cell research in 1999 that the "Bible teaches that...protectable (sic) human life begins at fertilization." However, in reality, the Bible does not address this issue.

          More recently, the Southern Baptist Convention removed this statement from its 2nd resolution on stem cell research. Nevertheless, it continues to oppose early-stage stem cell research despite the fact that its "sole authority" doesn't address when a human life begins (other than in Genesis, which refers to God breathing life into a person's nostrils).

          Without Biblical support, certain Christian religious organizations are now attempting to stake out a scientific basis for their position on early-stage stem cell research. For example, Ryan Anderson, in First Things published by the Institute on Religion and Public Life says:

          "Human embryos, as a matter of scientific fact, are human beings at a very early stage of development. For one to deny this basic biological truth isn't simply to be wrong, but to be unreasonable. The science is clear. While sperm and egg are both genetically and functionally parts of the adult parents, when a sperm fertilizes an egg and the respective pronuclei fuse; a genetically and functionally new, distinct, and unique human organism comes into existence. This embryonic human being possesses all of the internal resources necessary to guide him through further stages of development".

          Mr. Ryan does not provide his scientific credentials, nor is he even listed on the website of one of two organizations he references as an employer.

          What about Mr. Ryan's argument? It is pure sophistry. Mr. Ryan simply ignores that a necessary step for life to begin is that the embryo must first attach itself to the uterine wall. In other words, before it attaches to the uterine wall, the embryo only has the potential for life. It cannot be deemed to be alive because it will never become a human life.

          This basic principle of logic has been known worldwide from a time well before the United States came into existence. A simple analogy taught in undergraduate school follows:

          "Everyone is familiar with the concept of a necessary condition. For example, we all know that air is necessary for (human) life. Without air, there is no (human) life. Similarly, a microscope (or some other instrument) is necessary for human beings to see viruses. (Viruses are too small to be seen by the naked eye.)"
          Norman Swartz, Department of Philosophy; Simon Fraser University

          In a similar break with reality, James Dobson of Focus on the Family harkens early-stage stem cell research to Nazi experiments on the Jews. His followers are proud to follow in his misbegotten footsteps. For example, Gloria Poole writes:

          Hitlers in Skirts
          "This nation by the grace of God is not going down that path to Hitler Medicine where innocent people are killed for their wealth and stuck with a label "research". The abominable HR 810 bill intended to legalize the killing of innocent human embryos and pay for it with taxpayers' dollars would thrill HITLER.... It is my sincerest prayer that those who fail to repent of such evil burn in hell and for the good of the nation, the sooner the better! God wrote in stone, "Thou shalt not kill" and the US Senate & House of Representatives would do well to remember those words. They also would do well to remember the solemn warning of God in Exodus 9: 6, "whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed, for in the image of God made HE man."....

          Despite the vehemence, the Evangelicals have not laid out any supportable predicate for their position – either in the Bible or in a logical and coherent analysis of the facts. Therefore, the only real controversy on early-stage stem cell research is that it is accorded the status of a controversy at all.

          Zecola argues that history will show that President Bush simply used the trumped-up distractions of the Religious Right to protect the profit streams of companies in the $300 Billion a year pharmaceutical industry. The facts show that "Big Pharma" is the only real beneficiary of the President's veto of stem cell legislation. That is, any future cures of diseases from early-stage stem cell research will cut back on the need for drugs to treat that disease.

          Separating the winners from losers in the stem cell debate requires a comprehensive view of religion, science, business and government. Even Shakespeare would be intrigued to uncover the true motivations of the people behind this saga.

          Steven A. Zecola is an Adjunct Professor at Capitol College in Laurel, MD. He recently published the book "The Race to Cure Parkinson's Disease: How Science Will Defeat Evangelism". www.TheRaceToCureParkinsons.com

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            #20
            Maryland Republican Senate candidate Michael Steele is now "using" his sister, who has MS, in a deceptive commercial that says he supports stem cell research. It doesn't say that he is against embryonic stem cell research, which he is.
            Alan

            Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.

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              #21
              Help Michael J. Fox in Maryland TOMORROW!!!!

              Originally posted by alan
              Maryland Republican Senate candidate Michael Steele is now "using" his sister, who has MS, in a deceptive commercial that says he supports stem cell research. It doesn't say that he is against embryonic stem cell research, which he is.
              Michael J Fox needs our help in Maryland TOMORROW!!!


              If you know anyone in Bethesda, Maryland ...

              Ben Cardin, Maryland Democrat for Congress, running against Republican Michael Steele (remember the Meet the Press debate?) is holding a stem cell rally TOMORROW, THIS THURSDAY,
              Nov. 2, at 2 pm at the Holiday Inn in Bethesda, Maryland.

              There is a flyer attached to this email ... We are hoping for a large crowd, so anything you can do to ask people to come out would be greatly appreciated.

              The Holiday Inn Bethesda is about two blocks north of the nearby Friendship Heights Metro Station (across the street from Saks FIfth Avenue). Thank you!

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                #22
                Michael J Fox on Anderson Cooper 360 at 10 PM on CNN Tonite!

                Watch a special by Anderson Cooper on Michael J. Fox, TONITE at 10 PM on CNN!!!

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                  #23
                  I was asked if I would ever "exploit" my daughter for the gain of stem cell research. My response was I dont feel that it would be exploiting when I want the world to know what it is that I want everyone to understand. Seeing with your own eyes is more effective then words. The problem with Rush is, and those who criticize MJF is they dont care to know or understand what people go through. They want to live in their "perfect" little world, blind to it all.
                  I have a question and hope someone can answer it. If adult stem cells can do the same thing that embryonic can, so the republicans claim, then why isnt there a "cure" by now? Do they honestly think that we are refusing it that way because we want to complicate things more. I ask because I keep hearing from those against embryonic that adult stem cells will work. Well, if it works like they says it does than why isnt it working now for us. Show me, because if it is a fact then what the hell am I doing to my daughter by letting her sit in a wheelchair missing out on her childhood. She should be up running around by now then.
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                  Stay safe my son. See you around thanksgiving!

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by Robynbird569
                    I have a question and hope someone can answer it. If adult stem cells can do the same thing that embryonic can, so the republicans claim, then why isnt there a "cure" by now?
                    That question is illogical. You could just as easily ask why there isn't a cure based on embryonic stem cell research. It's not like there is no research being done around the world. So why aren't you wondering whether that is legitimate since we do not have a cure today?

                    The POTENTIAL benefits are many. You can't discount the possibility of a cure based on the lack of one today.

                    Show me
                    I'm not saying that adult stem cells are the same as embryonic stem cells, I just want to point out that evidence and proof are not the same, but it's wrong to dismiss the former just because it is not the latter. One leads to the other. Or not. As the case may be.

                    C.

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by Robynbird569
                      If adult stem cells can do the same thing that embryonic can, so the republicans claim, then why isnt there a "cure" by now?
                      Good question......I used that rhetorical question myself during my speech in Miami.

                      30 years of fully funded ASC research have taken place, yet hESC's were derived just 8 years ago with very lackluster funding since then because of the severe federal restrictions on it's funding........yet we STILL do not have a cure for paralysis from ASC's. We have yet to get started in earnest on the ESCR funding, so we simply don't know what is possible, but some accounts are definitely promising:
                      Novocell's pancreatic cells

                      Anyway we can all help by signing this petition:
                      Tell the Religious Right that America Supports Stem Cell Research!

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                        #26
                        Michael's Success: Stem Cell Research Most Popular Search on AOL!!!!

                        U.S. SENATE RACES

                        A Star Says He Finds Validation In Public Interest on Stem Cells




                        By Katherine Shaver
                        Washington Post Staff Writer
                        Friday, November 3, 2006; Page B04

                        He has been called a faker by conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh, and he withstands the gazes of hundreds of people as his lips tremble, a hand shakes or a foot jerks in a wild spasm.

                        But when Michael J. Fox recently discovered that "stem cells" is one of the most frequently searched terms on the Internet, he said he knew entering the political fray was worth it.

                        "My immediate goal in this time when there's a lot of garbage flying around is to actually have a real conversation about embryonic stem cells," the actor said yesterday during a 10-minute interview before a political rally at a Holiday Inn in Chevy Chase. "To turn on my computer in the morning and see on AOL that 'stem cells' is the second-most-popular search, it's just -- wow -- that's all I could have hoped for."



                        Buy This Photo


                        Michael J. Fox campaigned for Senate hopefuls Benjamin L. Cardin, right, in Chevy Chase and James Webb in Arlington. (By Michael Williamson -- The Washington Post)

                        'Michael J. Fox Stumps for Cardin','yes','/video/2006/11/02/VI2006110201339.html','News Channel 8/WJLA-TV 7')



                        Post Survey

                        This Washington Post poll was conducted by telephone October 22-26, 2006 among 1,003 randomly selected Maryland adults who reported they were currently registered to vote and absolutely certain to vote in the November 2006 election.



                        http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...110201591.html
                        Last edited by Faye; 4 Nov 2006, 1:18 PM.

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                          #27
                          "THANK YOU", Michael!!!

                          Both Claire McCaskill and The Missouri Amendment to Protect Embryonic Stem Cell Research win in Missouri!!!

                          Welcome on board Senator McCaskill!!!
                          Last edited by Faye; 8 Nov 2006, 9:40 AM.

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                            #28
                            Michael J. Fox Offers Hype Over Hope

                            Michael J. Fox Offers Hype Over Hope
                            by James P. Kelly
                            Posted Oct 31, 2006
                            In America it’s considered “politically incorrect” to speak indelicately of the disabled, hence the recent liberal outcry over Rush Limbaugh’s frank thoughts concerning political advertisements by actor Michael J. Fox. Like Mr. Fox, I too suffer spasms and twitches—from spinal cord injury rather than Parkinson’s disease. Like Mr. Fox my future depends on science. Like Mr. Limbaugh I am not politically correct.

                            As far as I’m concerned, Mr. Fox can do the Rumba to promote his social and political opinions. But the Fox advertisements go beyond worldviews. The embryonic stem cell hype that Fox presents as hope stands to affect the course of American politics, and with it the course of publicly funded science and the fates of countless human lives.

                            While praising Benjamin L. Cardin, Maryland’s Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, Fox proclaimed, “Stem cell research offers hope to millions of Americans with diseases like Diabetes, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.”

                            Four years ago Australian scientists blasted the notion that stem cells could treat or cure Alzheimer’s disease, explaining that it’s a “whole brain disease.” Peter Rathjen, head of Molecular Bio-sciences at the University of Adelaide, told the Australian, “It's bloody nonsense that stem cells might be able to cure Alzheimer's. We don't even know what causes it.” Other prominent Australian experts agreed, calling the hype “a bloody joke” and “outlandish”.

                            Two years ago, Michael Shelanski, co-director of an Alzheimer's Institute at Columbia University’s Medical Center, told Rick Weis of the Washington Post, “I think the chance of doing repairs to Alzheimer's brains by putting in stem cells is small.” Embryonic stem cell researcher Ron McKay of the National Institutes of Health likened the “story line” that stem cells offer hope for Alzheimer’s to telling “fairy tales.”

                            Michael J. Fox either doesn’t read the Post, or he forgot these reports and his advisers failed to remind him, or he likes to tell fairy tales and jokes concerning fatal diseases and crippling conditions.

                            Make no mistake, by “stem cell research” Fox refers to embryonic stem cells, since his preferred candidates in several states all support public funding of embryonic stem cell research without ethical or financial restrictions. Candidates opposed by Fox fully support adult stem cell and cord blood research, but keep their embryonic stem cell support within moral and ethical limits.

                            Before the upcoming elections, it’s crucial that American voters understand the nature of the ‘hope’ that Michael J. Fox is selling.

                            Square Pegs in Round Holes

                            Experts acknowledge that embryonic stem (ES) cells are unsafe for direct medical uses. In general their problems arise from a basic cause—ES cells are designed to function in embryos, not in adult (postnatal) tissues. Their genetic programming doesn’t work in adults; nor can they properly sense or respond to local signals in adult tissues. But since they’re programmed to grow, if they’re not rejected ES cells can grow out of control into clumps of random cells. These non-cancerous, but often fatal tumors are called teratomas.

                            http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=17770
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                              #29
                              I disagree with Mr. Kelly. You'll never know the full potential of the stem cells if you don't do research. Even if some things turn out to be false, others will turn out to be true.

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                                #30
                                Originally posted by Le Type Français
                                I disagree with Mr. Kelly. You'll never know the full potential of the stem cells if you don't do research. Even if some things turn out to be false, others will turn out to be true.
                                Nobody can be certain anything is hype.

                                Before we were able to do anything.......the possibility of doing so might have been considered hype too.

                                Examples abound:
                                heart transplants
                                eradication of polio
                                flying to the moon
                                etc.
                                even the inventor of anti-biotics was ridiculed at first......

                                If the scientific consensus is there, that ESCR holds enormous potential, then it makes no sense to ban federal funding.

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