CLICK HERE FOR " A SAD DAY FOR MEDICAL SCIENTIFIC STUDY"!
READ ALL ABOUT IT, PRESIDENTIAL VETO POWER IS USED BY THE NON-THINKING, UNKNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT SCIENCE OR SCIENTIFIC METHODS, THE ONE AND ONLY, GEORGE (WILLY-NILLY) BUSH the 43rd president of The United States of America. Yes folks, our Pres, with the stroke of a pen said... NO, TO MEDICAL RESEARCH TO HELP THE SICK, INJURED AND DYING!
Please go to the crooksandliars website or click the picture above to watch Jon Stewart sprinkle some reality on the outlandish decision by Bush to outlaw federal funds to help bring about cures for the suffering masses. thinkingblue
PS: Message to President W. Bush:
Hey George, you have already told us you don't give a damn about poor people. Now you are, in a sense, fustigating the sick and dying as well. I guess, like Adolf, you would just like to use euthanasia rather than find cures for those deemed "life unworthy of life" ... Please read below, Nazi Euthanasia...
Oops, I forgot, you do not read... HOW SO VERY SAD FOR YOU (AND US)...
TOO LATE TO TELL BUSH (IN REAL TIME) TO SIGN THE MEDICAL RESEARCH ACT BUT CLICK HERE AND MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD ANYHOW... I did below. Thinkingblue
Dear Mr. Bush, Although, I know this plea comes too late for you to THINK and not just react to your base's unknowledgeable, unenlightened, religious desires. I still wish to make my comments known to you. You have already told us you don't care about poor people (remember Katrina). Now you are, in a sense, fustigating the sick and dying as well. You say, you worship LIFE, but in vetoing a bill that would help people to live without pain and suffering, your actions diverge with your WORSHIP OF LIFE position. Thank you,PS, I wonder how many of the wounded troops in Iraq, further embryonic stem cell research would have helped...? I guess that thought never crossed your mind either!
In October of 1939 amid the turmoil of the outbreak of war Hitler ordered widespread "mercy killing" of the sick and disabled.
Code named "Aktion T 4," the Nazi euthanasia program to eliminate "life unworthy of life" at first focused on newborns and very young children. Midwives and doctors were required to register children up to age three who showed symptoms of mental retardation, physical deformity, or other symptoms included on a questionnaire from the Reich Health Ministry.
A decision on whether to allow the child to live was then made by three medical experts solely on the basis of the questionnaire, without any examination and without reading any medical records.Bush vetoes stem cell bill, to scientists' dismay
Each expert placed a + mark in red pencil or - mark in blue pencil under the term "treatment" on a special form. A red plus mark meant a decision to kill the child. A blue minus sign meant meant a decision against killing. Three plus symbols resulted in a euthanasia warrant being issued and the transfer of the child to a 'Children's Specialty Department' for death by injection or gradual starvation. IF YOU CAN BEAR TO READ MORE OF THE DEPLORABLE SAD TRUTH ABOUT THIS DARK ERA IN HISTORY - CLICK HERE
13:28 20 July 2006 NewScientist.com news service - Roxanne Khamsi
President George W Bush has kept his promise to veto a bill supporting stem cell research, much to the dismay of scientists across the country and prominent
members of his own Republican party.
The bill, which would have loosened restrictions on federal funding for stem cell research, had just received approval from the Senate by a vote of 63 to 37 (see Senate passes stem cell Act, but Bush may veto it) on Tuesday.
Following Bush's announcement of a veto, the issue went back to the US House of Representatives. But with 235 to 193 votes in favour of overturning the veto, the House’s vote still fell short of the two-thirds majority needed.
US scientists have argued that the lack of federal funding for studies on new types of stem cells has hindered the development of potentially life-saving therapies. Stem cell research is considered by experts as promising for the
treatment of illnesses such as Parkinson's disease and diabetes.
The bill, which received initial approval from the House of Representatives in 2005, would have permitted federal researchers to harvest embryonic stem cells from surplus embryos created during in-vitro fertilisation (IVF)
"The veto is illogical, since the additional embryos generated from IVF treatment would be destroyed regardless," says Azim Surani at the Gordon
Institute in Cambridge, UK. "This destruction is morally indefensible if they
can be used to give hope to people with debilitating diseases."
Rules introduced by Bush in 2001 limited federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research to just 22 cell lines isolated before early August of that year, many of which have been tainted by mouse material (see
US stem cells tainted by mouse material). US researchers working on newer stem cell lines must secure private funding to do so.
"The stated reason for President Bush's objection to embryonic stem cell research is that 'murder is wrong'," explains Graeme Laurie at the University of Edinburgh, UK. "Why then, does he not intervene to regulate or ban stem cell research carried out with private funds and which is happening across the United States?"
Stem Cells - Learn more about the promise and the controversy in our cutting edge
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Join thinkingblue in protesting this veto ...
Dear Fellow American,
Today George Bush chose political posturing over human life, denying hope to
millions of Americans, their families and loved ones who are affected by
He used his first-ever veto to stop the discovery of new cures for diseases like juvenile diabetes, leukemia, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and many others. More than 70% of Americans from every walk of life -- whether in the faith community, the science lab, the hospital or at the bedside of a sick relative -- and majorities in both chambers of Congress disagree, but that didn't stop him.
The bill he vetoed wasn't a sweeping change -- it was a small, practical measure that would have made a big difference for medical research based on
sound science. But the consequences are sweeping: the proposed law would have
allowed research on excess embryos generated during processes like fertility
treatments -- embryos that would otherwise simply be
Now is the time to speak out. Send a message to your representatives letting them know that you support cure discovery now:http://www.democrats.org/curediscovery
If George Bush truly believed his rhetoric about stem cells, he would do something about the processes that create the excess embryos in the first place. But he won't. They will continue to go unused (his spokesman limply calls it a "tragedy"), and cures will continue to be beyond our reach.
Bush may not be willing to choose cure discovery over his right-wing base, but the vast majority of Americans support cure research.
Even after his veto, Democrats in Congress will continue to keep the pressure on to get more votes. If Republicans refuse to join the cause and override
Bush's veto, it will have to be decided at the ballot box in November. Democrats
will continue to fight to keep this hope for the discovery of new cures alive.
The Congress and the rest of the country are paying attention right now, and
we have to seize this moment to build the coalition of support for cure
discovery. Please add your name to the list of supporters and we'll send your
message to your representatives:
Congressional Democrats on Bush's cruel choice
As everyone expected, George W. Bush yesterday took the path even more toward the Religious Right and away from science and enlightenment when he vetoed the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act, which had just passed the Senate on Tuesday after passage in the House of Representatives in 2005.
The bill, H.R. 810, went immediately back to the House, where a vote of 235 to 193, fell 51 short of the two-thirds majority required to override Bush's rejection of the bill that would have expanded embryonic stem-cell research and given hope to millions of Americans suffering life-threatening and crippling illnesses.
"If this bill were to become law, American taxpayers for the first time in our history would be compelled to fund the deliberate destruction of human embryos," said Bush. "Crossing this line would be a grave mistake and would
needlessly encourage a conflict between science and ethics that can only do
damage to both and harm our nation as a whole."
I guess to this president, stem cell research is bad for our society, but it's just fine to have taxpayers fund the killing of tens of thousands of Iraqi citizens for no reason whatsoever.
Here's some reactions from Congressional Democrats:
Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
“I am extremely disappointed in the president’s veto and will do everything I can to make sure this groundbreaking research proposal still becomes law. Only one of the bills we passed Tuesday delivers real promise for a cure to millions of Americans. Yet this is the bill the president vetoed. The federal government should not stand in the way of a cure for some of the most debilitating diseases faced by Americans today.”
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
“President Bush may have vetoed the stem cell bill today, but he has not vetoed the hopes of millions of Americans. Those families who wake up every morning to face another day with a deadly disease or a disability will not forget this decision by the President to stand in the way of sound science and medical research.
“President Bush’s first veto makes him the first president in the history of the United States to restrict medical research and the efforts of science to reduce suffering from disease and disability. Many of us in Congress, along with the vast majority of American families, will continue to fight until the promise of stem cell research is fully realized.”
Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)
“I will mince no words about the President’s action. This veto is a shameful display of cruelty and hypocrisy. It is cruel, because it denies hope to millions of Americans who suffer from Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, ALS, juvenile diabetes, cancer, spinal-cord injuries, and many other diseases and debilitating conditions. Most of all, though, it is simply sad.
“HR 810 would have expanded federal funding to pursue this research. But with
a stroke of his pen today, the President vetoed this bill and vetoed the hopes
of millions of suffering Americans.
“There is an election in November, and we need to know where every candidate stands on embryonic stem cell research. Because we intend to reintroduce this bill in the next Congress. And we intend to prevail.”
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
"Imagine: the first veto of this President is for a bill that has the miraculous power to cure. The Latin translation of veto means, 'I forbid.' President Bush has said today: 'I forbid allowing the best and brightest minds to pursue the science that they believe has the most promise and potential to cure. I forbid bringing embryonic stem cell research under NIH, ensuring the strict controls and stringent ethical guidelines that only NIH can impose. I forbid giving our scientists the opportunities they need to ensure our nation remains pre-eminent in science.'
Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA)
"Mr. President, we are here to say that as long as there is a need for the hope and help that stem cell research can bring, it will never be forgotten. As long as restrictions based on a narrow ideology block progress to new cures, this issue will never be closed.
"Mr. President, you can veto a bill, but you can't veto hope. We will be back again and again and again until we end the cruel restrictions on lifesaving
research that are denying hope to millions of American patients and their
Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)
"With his veto, President Bush chose politics over people.
"The Scopes trial took place in 1925. Sadly, President Bush’s veto today shows that we haven’t progressed much since then. The United States cannot enter the 21st Century believing the Earth is flat. We need to celebrate science in this nation – not reject it.
"With a stroke of a pen today, President Bush undermined common sense. The President proved he is captive to ideologues and extremists in his political party. What the President did today was not compassionate, nor even conservative. It was an extreme action and history will hold him accountable.”
Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO)
“I am extremely disappointed that President Bush has issued his first veto on
H.R. 810. With his veto, the President has destroyed the hope of millions of
Americans who are suffering from diseases like Parkinson’s and diabetes that
could be cured by stem cell research.
“H.R. 810 would have corrected the President’s short-sighted policy by allowing this important research to move forward under ethical constraints. This research holds so much promise to solving diseases that affect more than 110 million Americans. Vetoing this bill is one of the greatest mistakes of his Presidency.
“This research has the support of more than 70% of Americans and the President will suffer the political consequences for vetoing H.R. 810. I promise to keep fighting to expand stem cell research. This important legislation will become law; it’s only a matter of when.”
AM - Thursday, 20 July , 2006 08:18:00
Reporter: Michael Rowland
PETER CAVE: US President George Bush has struck down legislation that increases federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
It's the first time Mr Bush has used his veto power since taking office six-and-a-half years ago.
The President's move flies in the face of overwhelming public support for expanded stem cell research and even puts him at odds with some senior members of his own Republican Party.
Washington Correspondent Michael Rowland reports.
MICHAEL ROWLAND: Since taking his seat in the Oval Office, President Bush has
threatened to use his expansive veto powers nearly 150 times.
But he's always backed away, preferring instead to work out his differences
with the Republican-dominated Congress on issues ranging from campaign finance
to the use of torture.
But for a man who wears his deeply held religious convictions on his sleeve,
embryonic stem cell research is something that's simply non-negotiable.
So when the Senate passed a Bill expanding federal funding for an activity Mr
Bush sees as tantamount to murder, the President finally uncapped his veto
GEORGE BUSH: This Bill would support the taking of innocent human life in the
hope of finding medical benefits for others. It crosses a moral boundary that
our decent society needs to respect, so I vetoed it.
(Sound of applause)
MICHAEL ROWLAND: In vetoing the legislation Mr Bush is going against the
wishes of more than two-thirds of Americans, who opinion polls show support
expanded stem cell research.
He's also at odds with some of the most conservative and pro-life members of
his own Republican Party, such as Utah Senator Orrin Hatch.
ORRIN HATCH: I believe that by using these embryos for medical research we are
in fact promoting life. In fact, I believe we are aiding the living, which is
one of the most pro-life positions you can take.
MICHAEL ROWLAND: The President's move has frustrated medical researchers, who
say existing stem cell lines are insufficient to advance studies into possible
cures for diseases like cancer and diabetes.
Actor Michael J. Fox, visibly shaking from the effects of Parkinson's disease,
says it's a missed opportunity.
MICHAEL J FOX: I find it frustrating that the President will use his first
veto of his time in office to thwart this research. It just seems a shame to me.
MICHAEL ROWLAND: Striking down the Bill will clearly please the powerful
religious right, but it runs the risk of upsetting another influential
conservative. Nancy Reagan, the widow of former President Ronald Reagan, is
one of the fiercest advocates of increased stem cell use.
Mrs Reagan believes the expanded research will find help find a cure for the
Alzheimer's disease that killed her husband.
Republican Senator Arlen Specter, a cancer survivor who backed the
legislation, says Mr Bush will now have to deal with the consequences of his
ARLEN SPECTER: And I think he may get another personal call from... or he may
get a personal call from Mrs Reagan.
MICHAEL ROWLAND: There are some things that even Presidents fear.
In Washington this is Michael Rowland reporting for AM.
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