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Embryonic Stem Cell Flop in California
OrthodoxNet ^ | 2/16/2010 | Raymond Arroyo

Posted on 02/16/2010 10:20:08 AM PST by ezfindit

Without so much as a press release, Embryonic Stem Cell research is being slowly defunded by the State of California. Remember Proposition 71, the California initiative that pledged $3 billion dollars of public funds to this dubious research? Back in 2004 voters in that state bet that embryonic stem cells held the key to untold cures and therapies.

Six years later, after destroying innumerable embryos and devaluing human life, they have nothing to show for their investment. Only adult stem cell research has shown any promise. By reprogramming adult stem cells, researchers have produced astounding results; curing everything from type 1 diabetes to spinal cord injuries.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; california; embryoniccells; escr; prolife; proposition71; stemcells; unborn
The mainstream media not saying a peep about this.
1 posted on 02/16/2010 10:20:08 AM PST by ezfindit
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To: ezfindit

Destruction of human life coverage is obviously not a top priority for the leftist and pro-death mainstream media.


2 posted on 02/16/2010 10:21:04 AM PST by ezfindit (ConservativeDatingSite.com - The Right Place for Conservative Singles)
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To: ezfindit

Arnold is a cretin. $3 billion to pacify the baby-killers and subsidize the death doctors. How’d that work out for ya?


3 posted on 02/16/2010 10:23:27 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

The state needs to end all these green job and bio job supports. The state was driven to bankruptcy by this type of spending.
They need to end their capntax drive, their sustainable energy mandates etc. The State is just not able to make good marketplace solutions and shouldn’t waste money on them. Especially now.


4 posted on 02/16/2010 10:26:59 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: ezfindit
Six years later, after destroying innumerable embryos and devaluing human life, they have nothing to show for their investment.

Unless that was the object. They are Marxists, after all.

5 posted on 02/16/2010 10:33:39 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Cicero

“Remember “

“Arnold is a cretin”

I’m not enamored of Arnold either but this was the people of California that did this.


6 posted on 02/16/2010 10:38:51 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Waste and fraud are synonymous with gov't spending)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Oops
“Remember “+ Prop 71

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Proposition_71_(2004)


7 posted on 02/16/2010 10:40:42 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Waste and fraud are synonymous with gov't spending)
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To: ezfindit

But the embyonic stem cell may yet help reduce climate change, solve the the mystery of backgound comic radiation and the evolution of the two thumbed glove.

They shouldn’t give up yeti.


8 posted on 02/16/2010 10:41:10 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Cicero

Even though I voted for the fool, this single act cinched it for me. When this act was announced, my wife and I looked at each other and wondered, “Where did he ever get the idea that the people who elected him wanted this?” Unfortunately, there weren’t any viable options at the time. As is too often the case, you have to hold your nose and vote for the candidate that will do the least amount of damage. In that case it was Arnold. :-(


9 posted on 02/16/2010 10:42:08 AM PST by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: ezfindit

While not using fetal stem cells, I would suspect that there is a future in using, or banking, “infantile” stem cells, taken from the umbilical cord after birth, for example, and continuing on from there.

Here’s the broad concept. There are many times in people’s lives when they have some invasive medical procedure or other. But typically when such things happen, the medical waste, including large numbers of their stem cells, are discarded as waste. So why not save it, or at least save the stem cells?

Different stem cells can often be adapted to grow into other cells, that might be the very best way to repair a person’s tissues years down the road. For example, saving a child’s baby teeth stem cells might provide a means for them to fight off cancer many years later.

Or when a child breaks a bone, which does happen, before the bone is set, why not bank some of their exposed bone marrow? Sure, if done regularly, it could delay the setting of the bone by some minutes, but it is not a quick procedure in any event, so would hardly even be inconvenient.

Any time a person gets general anesthetic, even to have their wisdom teeth removed, for example, take the opportunity to harvest some stem cells, hither and yon. Some from the stomach, the liver, etc.

Most of such banked stem cells will never be needed, but there is a good chance that some of them will be needed.


10 posted on 02/16/2010 10:44:46 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: D_Idaho
Unfortunately, there weren’t any viable options at the time.

Not true. Had the people actually voted their preference, McClintock would have one. Conservatives fell suckers for "he can win," again. Even one-on-one, McClintock would have beaten Bustamante.

11 posted on 02/16/2010 10:45:17 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Arnold changed direction and supported it. He campaigned for it.


12 posted on 02/16/2010 10:49:44 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Navy Patriot

That IS the whole point of EMBRYONIC stem cell research -

to devalue the embryo, the pre-born human, to assuage the consciences of those that have killed their babies in the womb.

Giving the embryos any sort of value as humans would be shining the light of truth and tweaking the consciences of the “had-aborts”.


13 posted on 02/16/2010 10:52:07 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: ezfindit
Researchers have been buying "fetal" cell tissue from abortionists for years. And heads and various body parts.

I wonder what the MSM would do if they knew the truth?

14 posted on 02/16/2010 10:55:31 AM PST by Slyfox
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To: MrB

Maybe I was a little understated in my sarcasm, I’ll try to do better.


15 posted on 02/16/2010 10:55:37 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Oldexpat
it seems to me that that is what those of us expected when we voted

no!

but the liberals prevailed so let me take this opportunity to say I told you so. and then they added insult to injury by giving away our rights to a portion of the from the patent rights, not that they were expected but that those patent rights were not theirs to giveaway!
16 posted on 02/16/2010 10:58:16 AM PST by mtnjimmi (“When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil.” Max Lerner)
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To: ezfindit; All

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2426986/posts


17 posted on 02/16/2010 11:08:28 AM PST by raptor22 (The truth will set us free)
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To: ezfindit

“Without so much as a press release, Embryonic Stem Cell research is being slowly defunded by the State of California. “

That’s because the federal govt is now funding it.


18 posted on 02/16/2010 11:23:03 AM PST by Kirkwood
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To: Carry_Okie

Sorry, but I disagree. Tom McClintock is a fine man and a true conservative but he had zero momentum going in to the election. My assessment of the situation led me to believe that Cruz Bustamante would have been elected and THAT would have been even more troubling.


19 posted on 02/16/2010 11:55:59 AM PST by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: D_Idaho
Tom McClintock is a fine man and a true conservative but he had zero momentum going in to the election.

Bald faced assertion. Here is the data:

Here is the last USA Today/CNN/GALLUP poll before the recall.

"6. If the choice were between Cruz Bustamante, the Democrat and Tom McClintock, the Republican, who would you be more likely to vote for: Cruz Bustamante or Tom McClintock?"

September 25-27
Registered Voters

McClintock 49%
Bustamante 42%

Probable Voters

McClintock 56%
Bustamante 37%

20 posted on 02/16/2010 12:12:48 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: D_Idaho; Carry_Okie

Will there be any humility here today? Tomorrow? Please let me know. I’ll light a candle to it.


21 posted on 02/16/2010 12:51:20 PM PST by Avoiding_Sulla (Yesterday's Left = today's status quo. Thus "CONSERVATIVE": a conflicted label for battling tyranny.)
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To: Avoiding_Sulla
I'd suggest not. It would be an explosive hazard.
22 posted on 02/16/2010 12:54:30 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: Carry_Okie

ROTFLMAO.

Okay, okay. I’ll taking your advice as an authority on pent-up humility and natural processes.


23 posted on 02/16/2010 1:11:07 PM PST by Avoiding_Sulla (Yesterday's Left = today's status quo. Thus "CONSERVATIVE": a conflicted label for battling tyranny.)
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To: Carry_Okie

ROTFLMAO.

Okay, okay. No candles! I’m taking your advice as an authority on pent-up humility and natural processes.


24 posted on 02/16/2010 1:12:13 PM PST by Avoiding_Sulla (Yesterday's Left = today's status quo. Thus "CONSERVATIVE": a conflicted label for battling tyranny.)
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To: Carry_Okie

I can’t argue with that. If the race was between Bustamante and McClintock, I would have voted for McClintock. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. Please refer to question number 4 in the survey you cited. In the REAL race, with all contenders listed, McClintock was polling at 16-18%.


25 posted on 02/16/2010 1:13:47 PM PST by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: D_Idaho

As long as you understand how much of a roll media played in foisting Arnold upon us. Because they will continue to do that. There was a full court press here to support the RINO by now banned FReepers. It will happen again whenever we FEAR to support the best man. The media and its paymasters will propagandize you again if you don’t learn from the current awful result.


26 posted on 02/16/2010 1:20:25 PM PST by Avoiding_Sulla (Yesterday's Left = today's status quo. Thus "CONSERVATIVE": a conflicted label for battling tyranny.)
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