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Rick Perry pushed bill that could benefit stem cell doctor's firm (not embryonic stem cell research)
msnbc ^ | 9/2/2011 | Michael Isikoff

Posted on 09/02/2011 4:45:05 AM PDT by tobyhill

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who recently underwent an experimental injection of his own adult stem cells to relieve back pain, pushed a bill through the Legislature in June that paves the way for a company co-owned by his doctor to become the first state-approved "bank" to store and cultivate such cells for medical treatment, according to internal emails and corporate records obtained by NBC News.

The measure, which was adopted without any public hearings, could prove a financial bonanza for Celltex Therapeutics Corp. — a Houston company headed by Stanley Jones, the surgeon who injected the cells into Perry, and David G. Eller, the former chairman of the board of Texas A&M University and a longtime political donor to Perry who says he has served as a "strategic" adviser for his presidential run, according to industry officials and scientific researchers who have closely followed the issue.

Perry's role in pushing the stem cell bank bill, at the same time he was receiving injections of stem cells, illustrates two aspects of his record that are drawing increasing attention as he pursues the presidency: his enthusiasm for ideas that are sometimes outside the scientific mainstream and what critics view as his willingness to use the levers of state government to benefit friends and political benefactors.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: adultstemcells; celltextherapeutics; davideller; davidgeller; eller; healthcare; medicine; perry; rickperry; stanleyjones; stemcells

1 posted on 09/02/2011 4:45:07 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
Unions under Obama Financial Bonanza, Green Companies same , GE pay no income taxes. Have Warren Buffet call for higher taxes while his company thinks they are tax too much.
2 posted on 09/02/2011 4:49:37 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: tobyhill
sounds like a a “stimulus” for “jobs” for a company that personally proved itself effective at what it offers

what a novelty

my oh my the professional DNC opposition researchers are throwing everything they can at Governor Perry, hoping something will stick, trying to peel off conservatives one special interest issue at a time

He is getting Palinized

It is laughable

3 posted on 09/02/2011 4:50:35 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: Al B.; onyx; sarah fan UK; Brices Crossroads; rintense; Diogenesis; The Bronze Titan; ...

Aye carumba!


4 posted on 09/02/2011 4:54:19 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: silverleaf

This story is from their “top” investigative reporter and if this is the best they can come up with then it’s about to be President Perry.


5 posted on 09/02/2011 4:54:45 AM PDT by tobyhill (A Democrat that doesn't lie would be a lie)
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To: silverleaf

Its not going to work


6 posted on 09/02/2011 4:55:08 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who wonÂ’t leave.)
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To: tobyhill

Where are MSNBC’s investigations into Obama’s campaign contributors? We’re still waiting for full disclosure of all those “small online contributors” who gave to his ‘08 campaign.


7 posted on 09/02/2011 5:08:09 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: tobyhill
One would hope not, but I've been telling the Perbots that the big issues that will knock down Perry in the Republican primaries are actually issues that are attractive to Democrats ~ and are difficult for them to run against.

Here we have a situation where the embryonic stem cell people in the MSM have been so careful to NEVER differentiate between ESCs and ASCs they are reduced to saying just "stem cells" ~ to which their conditioned reading public simply says "so what!".

There's a similar problem with the illegal aliens and payoffs to big name contributors ~ Democrats love both!

This is why it is vital that Conservatives fully check out this Perry guy in every respect ~ particularly those areas that the other Democrats find so endearing.

If Rick wants to apologize I'm sure we can find plenty of crushed glass for him to crawl through (metaphorically of course) and if he's half the guy the Perbots say he is he'll be willing to talk about it openly.

His performance yesterday with Mark Levin was pitiful ~ Mark threw him softballs and Rick addressed the issues in the lowest key possible.

8 posted on 09/02/2011 5:08:13 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: tobyhill

Source = msnbc

‘Nuff said...


9 posted on 09/02/2011 5:13:30 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: muawiyah
He's probably short of being the desired conservative but we here in Texas have seen his economic policies that actually work and will probably be the most electable, closest to conservative we can get.
10 posted on 09/02/2011 5:15:14 AM PDT by tobyhill (A Democrat that doesn't lie would be a lie)
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To: tobyhill

If Texas is not sufficiently Conservative to support a real Conservative, you need to attend to that problem first.


11 posted on 09/02/2011 5:16:57 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: tobyhill
Has Perry released his health records? If not, could be some HIPAA privacy rule breaking here.
12 posted on 09/02/2011 5:24:40 AM PDT by DejaJude (Obama - in over his head and above his pay grade.)
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To: tobyhill

Perry always on all sides of every issue.


13 posted on 09/02/2011 5:30:44 AM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: SumProVita

“Source = msnbc

‘Nuff said...”

AGREED


14 posted on 09/02/2011 5:33:05 AM PDT by kitkat (Obama, rope and chains)
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To: tobyhill

By accepting only adult stem cells, Perry has just slapped Abortion facilities in the face. I’ll vote for him. (Unless, of course, Sarah runs.)


15 posted on 09/02/2011 5:41:18 AM PDT by kitkat (Obama, rope and chains)
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To: tobyhill

Too many politicians are inherently crooked and corrupt and have a singular mission to make cronies and donors rich, and they need exposed regardless of their Party.

The press/media once served a major role in keeping government honest. Since the role of news and media have been consolidated that role has been blurred and watered down. They need to replace reality TV and crime TV (i.e. Nancy Grace types) with major effort to expose political corruption. If they are crooked they need exposed.


16 posted on 09/02/2011 6:01:59 AM PDT by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: tobyhill

Where are all these hot-shot journalists when it comes time to look up Obama’s past?

Their bias is shining like the sun.


17 posted on 09/02/2011 6:07:33 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: muawiyah
His performance yesterday with Mark Levin was pitiful

He was on Laura Ingram last week and for every question she asked he went into canned campaign rhetoric. Toward the end she told him his answers are "boring."

I have heard a lot of the interviews on her show and his was right at the bottom.

If he does that in a debate he isn't going to do well at all.

.

18 posted on 09/02/2011 6:36:41 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Fake Palin undercover paulnut ping list for anything Perry?


19 posted on 09/02/2011 6:42:29 AM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: org.whodat
Perry always on all sides of every issue.

Since these were his own adult stem cells taken from his own body fat, how does this conflict with any previous stance?

If anything, it shows there is less need than others claim for embryonic stem cells.

20 posted on 09/02/2011 6:50:48 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: dusttoyou
Paulnut? Hardly. I've taken down a bunch of senior "Paulnuts" myself here and have the posts to prove it.

Perry's corrupt, and surrounds himself with similarly corrupt people. He's also slightly to the right of Romney but far to the left of Palin.

The truth is out.

21 posted on 09/02/2011 7:13:18 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: tobyhill

I don’t care if a beneficial bill also benefited him.


22 posted on 09/02/2011 7:20:48 AM PDT by Socon-Econ (Socon-Econ)
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To: TLI
Laura wants some sparkle I am sure.

Isn't it a bit too soon in the campaign for a candidate to already have nothing but canned talking points.

23 posted on 09/02/2011 9:04:09 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: TLI
The Ingraham interview was not his best moment. He was boring. However, he did indicate he wasn't ready to fully talk about China policy but it's what she decided to pursue.

I thought he was sharper with Levin. He was crystal clear on the federal DREAM act (opposes outright, called it amnesty more than once) and expanded on why he continues to support Texas' in-state tuition policy. The rest was pretty routine.

I've noticed talk radio is more combative than in 2000 when W ran. It's probably for the best.

24 posted on 09/02/2011 2:26:03 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: muawiyah
Isn't it a bit too soon in the campaign for a candidate to already have nothing but canned talking points.

Have you missed Michele Bachmann for the past two months? We have her talking points memorized:

"Titanium spine," "one-term president," "5 children and 23 foster kids," "repeal ObamaCare," "disaffected Democrats, independents, people who've never been political a day in their life", "tax litigation attorney," "college of William & Mary," "education reform" as a state senator, the story of her Republican grandmother being right about who would pay for entitlements ...

There's necessarily going to be a little of it but she's taken it to a new level and it's nearly all biographical.

25 posted on 09/02/2011 2:41:31 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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