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  • SCIENCE HERO: DR. ALEXANDER LANGMUIR (why is MICHAEL FUMENTO celebrating this eugenisist scumbag?)

    07/31/2008 11:10:30 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 37 replies · 179+ views
    My Hero ^ | Michael Fumento
    It's part of American folk lore: The man who saves the day and rides off into the sunset without anybody knowing his name. Sometimes he doesn't even leave a silver bullet. Dr. Alexander Langmuir, the father of infectious disease epidemiology, was such a man. "He had an absolutely profound impact on saving lives," said Alan Summer, Dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health and a former student of Langmuir's. "If one wants to include important roles he played, the people he trained and what they've gone on to do, a figure in the millions (of...
  • Michael Fumento: Fat Chance

    08/29/2007 9:27:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 498+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 8/29/2007 | Michael Fumento
    "To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals." So observed Benjamin Franklin centuries ago. But Franklin didn't comment on whether food intake restriction worked by keeping people thin or by making them thin. Indeed, it's become a mantra of the "size acceptance" groups that there's no scientific evidence that losing weight increases longevity. And it's been true -- until now. Sure, a mass of published studies show that thinner is better in terms of overall health and longevity. This is notwithstanding the occasional report like Katherine Flegal's in 2005 that encouraged the Center for Consumer Freedom, the notorious food and beverage...
  • Adult Stem Cells Wars

    03/04/2007 3:35:01 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies · 226+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 03.01.07 | Michael Fumento
    "Religious Right Cited False Report to Combat Embryonic Stem Cell Legislation." So reads the lede of a thread (an Internet posting followed by commentaries) of a group called "DEFCON: Campaign to Defend the Constitution." Translation: DEFCON hates the religious right and anything the religious right likes. If the religious right liked ice cream, DEFCON would hate it. So DEFCON hates alternatives to embryonic stem cells no matter how valuable those alternatives are in treating and curing human disease.  In this case, if anybody took DEFCON seriously it could be sued for libel. The paper in question, presented by Catherine Verfaillie...
  • Code of Silence [by MSM on Adult Stem Cells]

    02/09/2007 7:42:48 AM PST · by aculeus · 5 replies · 485+ views
    Daily Standard via fumento.com ^ | February 8, 2007 | By Michael Fumento
    Another source of useful stem cells has been found – and the media and the cloning crowd are trying keep it quiet. While the Democratic-controlled House voted 253-174 to expand federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research, it fell far short of the 290 votes needed to override a virtually guaranteed presidential veto. A tragedy for victims of everything from Alzheimer's to warts? Not at all. Each year there are stunning breakthroughs with adult stem cells, and 2007 has already brought its first. Adult stem cells cure and treat more 70 diseases and are involved in almost 1,300 human clinical trials....
  • With Stem Cells, Frist Backs a Loser

    08/04/2005 11:45:45 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 25 replies · 707+ views
    townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2005 | Michael Fumento
    The space shuttle program would seem to have nothing to do Sen. Majority Leader Bill Frist’s call for dramatically expanded federal aid for embryonic stem cell research, but there are striking parallels..... ......Yet if the shuttle has had little use, ESCs so far have had none. They’ve never been tested on humans. And like the shuttle, there are far superior alternatives. Culled from numerous body tissues, these are generally called “adult stem cells.” Yet ASCs are routinely downplayed or ignored precisely because ESCs, like the shuttle, are of little value to the human race but are tremendously valuable for individual...
  • Science's Stem Cell Scam

    07/20/2006 4:55:28 AM PDT · by 13Sisters76 · 36 replies · 959+ views
    Townhall ^ | July 19, 2006 | Michael Fumento
    Science’s Stem Cell Scam By Michael Fumento Thursday, July 20, 2006 Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) receive tremendous media attention, with oft-repeated claims that they have the potential to cure virtually every disease known. Yet there are spoilsports, self included, who point out that they have yet to even make it into a human clinical trial. This is even as alternatives – adult stem cells (ASCs) from numerous places in the body as well as umbilical cord blood and placenta – are curing diseases here and now and have been doing so for decades. And that makes ESC advocates very, very...
  • Embryonic Stem Cell Hucksters Exploit Paralysis Victims

    03/30/2006 5:20:21 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 11 replies · 439+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 31 March 2006 | Michael Fumento
    There's bad news and there's more bad news for paralysis victims hoping that some variety of stem cell will soon help them walk again. Adult stem cell paralysis treatment has just suffered a major setback, on the one hand. On the other, these victims are being mercilessly exploited by those desperate to convince us that embryonic stem cells (ESCs) -- yet to be tested in a human -- are a miracle cure desperately needing massive infusions of taxpayer funds. There have been many claims of improvements for quadriplegics using adult stem cells -- those found throughout the human body as...
  • CBS's Stem Cell Shenanigans

    03/05/2006 11:48:59 PM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies · 846+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | Mar 06, 2006 | Michael Fumento
    A year ago I wrote an article titled: “Why the Media Miss the Stem Cell Story.” It discussed the almost total disregard of adult stem cells (ASCs) and the glorification of “miraculous” human embryonic stem cells (ESCs) -- notwithstanding that the adult ones treat over 80 human diseases while embryonics haven’t even made it to human testing. For a wonderful example of this triumph of hype and politics over reality, look no further than two CBS News 60 Minutes segments that aired towards the end of February. One was “Scientist Hopes for Stem Cell Success” hosted by Ed Bradley (who...
  • How the conservative columnist witch hunt burned me

    01/19/2006 8:18:48 AM PST · by Our man in washington · 5 replies · 1,058+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 1/19/2006 | Michael Fumento
    ....Javers then took it upon himself to establish, right then, a completely new set of rules regarding columnists disclosure of the receipt of corporate money. All previous standards were null and void...
  • Dems Attack Conservative Think Tanks

    01/18/2006 1:19:06 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies · 817+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | Jan 18, 2006 | Bruce Bartlett
    With no real issues to promote, Democrats are putting all their eggs into the basket of corruption to restore their political fortunes. They and their friends in the mainstream media are working overtime to connect everyone and everything on the right side of the political spectrum to disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who has pleaded guilty to multiple felonies. One channel that Democrats and liberals are working is tying conservative think tanks to the Abramoff scandal. They know that these think tanks have been one of the most effective forces in Washington over the last 30 years in advancing a...
  • Adult Stem Cells Provide New Life for Livers

    11/19/2005 2:11:42 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies · 1,086+ views
    Adult Stem Cells Provide New Life for Livers By Michael Fumento Scripps Howard News Service, October 20, 2005 Copyright 2005 Scripps Howard News Service I have frequently written on the gulf between the "PROMISE" of embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and the REALITY of therapy from adult stem cells (ASCs) – those already in our bodies and umbilical cord blood. ESCs get publicity; ASCs get results. The latest example: ASCs are now rebuilding human livers.  This is a healthy liver . . .   Until now, the only hope for persons with irreversible liver failure from such diseases as cirrhosis, which...
  • Fuss and Feathers

    11/14/2005 9:11:07 AM PST · by Semper Paratus · 9 replies · 430+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/21/2005 | Michael Fumento
    "THE INDICATION IS THAT we will see a return of the 1918 flu virus that is the most virulent form of flu," warns America's top health official. "In 1918, half a million people died. The projections are that this virus will kill one million Americans . . . " A quotation ripped from today's papers about an impending "bird flu" pandemic? No, the year was 1976 and the prediction of a deadly "swine flu" overshot the mark by 999,999 deaths (although dozens did die from the vaccine campaign). That's something to remember amid the current alarms. Another is that we've...
  • Public Health or Brockovich Wealth?

    09/29/2005 11:29:06 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 14 replies · 649+ views
    townhall.com ^ | Sep 29, 2005 | Michael Fumento
    The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has just announced it’s giving its highest honor to Los Angeles paralegal Erin Brockovich, best known for her virtual beatification in the allegedly “based on a true story” film of the same name. Julia Roberts portrayed her as having the mouth of a hooker but a heart of gold. Yet the Hollywood Brockovich is bunk, and this is not Harvard’s finest hour. -snip- The California Cancer Registry showed no excess cancer in Hinkley compared to surrounding counties, despite the claim of Brockovich and her law firm that they suffered terribly high rates from...
  • Will Schwarzenegger Terminate California's Prosperity (Golden State Committing UberGreenicide Alert)

    07/13/2005 10:48:58 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 395+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 07/14/05 | Michael Fumento
    Arnold, how could you? You were the GOP’s great gubernatorial hope. Sure, you had no political experience, were “squishy” on social issues, and had married into America’s foremost Democratic family. But you were going to terminate the state’s financial problems. How could you mandate a global warming program that will leave your people drowning in red ink long after you’ve said, “Hasta la vista, baby!” Bypassing the legislature, Schwarzenegger last month signed an executive order mandating drastic cuts in so-called greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. "The debate is over," Schwarzenegger wrote July 3 in a...
  • The Stem Cell Cover-Up By Michael Fumento

    05/26/2004 5:51:06 PM PDT · by Coleus · 66 replies · 16,467+ views
    Insight Magazine | May 24, 2004 | Michael Fumento
    The Stem Cell Cover-Up Posted May 24, 2004 By Michael Fumento Activists such as Christopher Reeve have it backward when they say that restrictions on funding for embryonic stem-cell research will prevent him from walking again. Stem-cell research constitutes one of the most exciting areas in medical science. It promises to prevent, ameliorate and cure diseases for which there are now few if any treatments. Far easier is listing what stem cells don't have the potential to do, but here are a few of the wonders in progress: More than 30 anticancer uses for stem cells have been tested on...
  • Why is HIV So Prevalent in Africa?

    04/29/2005 10:08:42 PM PDT · by David Lane · 33 replies · 6,092+ views
    fumento.com ^ | April 2005 | Michael Fumento
    Why is HIV So Prevalent in Africa? By Michael Fumento Tech Central Station, April 15, 2005 Copyright 2005 Tech Central Station Massive airdrops of condoms won't stop African AIDS.   Ninety-nine percent of AIDS and HIV cases in Africa come from sexual transmission, and virtually all is heterosexual. So says the World Health Organization, with other agencies toeing the line. Some massive condom airdrops accompanied by a persuasive propaganda campaign would practically make the epidemic vanish overnight. Or would it? A determined renegade group of three scientists has fought for years – with little success – to get out...
  • Beginning of the End for Embryonic Stem Cell Research?

    02/12/2005 9:32:12 PM PST · by Coleus · 16 replies · 1,649+ views
    Michael Fumento.com ^ | 02.11.05 | Michael Fumento
    Beginning of the End for Embryonic Stem Cell Research? By Michael Fumento Tech Central Station, February 11, 2005Copyright 2005 Tech Central Station Supporters of expanded federal funding for embryonic stem cell research were disappointed by President Bush's State of the Union Address, which indicated no softening of restrictions. Instead, he said he’d work to “ensure that human embryos are not created for experimentation.” But those who truly believe ESC research will bring medical breakthroughs have naught to fear. For there’s a far more promising approach, likelier to produce more benefits and much sooner.We're being flooded with exciting new developments from...
  • BRING BACK DDT (Michelle Malkin showcases articles from four thoughtful advocates)

    01/08/2005 10:39:34 AM PST · by Stoat · 37 replies · 1,189+ views
    Michelle Malkin's Blog ^ | January 8, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    BRING BACK DDT  By Michelle Malkin   ·   January 08, 2005 11:02 AM  Bravo for New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, who calls today for DDT to be sprayed in malaria-ravaged countries. Here's the intro: If the U.S. wants to help people in tsunami-hit countries like Sri Lanka and Indonesia - not to mention other poor countries in Africa - there's one step that would cost us nothing and would save hundreds of thousands of lives. It would be to allow DDT in malaria-ravaged countries.I'm thrilled that we're pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into the relief effort, but the...
  • The Adult Answer: Moving beyond the embryonic-stem-cell debate.

    12/20/2004 8:57:28 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 20 replies · 805+ views
    National Review Online ^ | December 20, 2004 | Michael Fumento
    Among the magazines even die-hard right-wingers should occasionally read are the neo-liberal publications The New Republic and The Washington Monthly. They often contain thoughtful articles with stimulating, fresh thinking (including material by decidedly non-neolib me). Alas, that makes it all the worse when they publish something moldier than a slab of Roquefort cheese — as they did with their combined attack on adult stem cells (ASCs). Unlike the official Democratic-party line (as expressed in Ron Reagan's convention speech and Kerry's non-response to a question in the second presidential debate), these magazines do not pretend that ASCs don't even exist....
  • Is the Oil Spigot Running Dry?

    05/07/2004 7:11:29 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 22 replies · 354+ views
    Scripps Howard News Service ^ | 5/6/04 | Michael Fumento
    In 1914, the U.S. Bureau of Mines predicted American oil reserves would last merely a decade. In both 1939 and 1951, the Interior Department estimated oil supply at only 13 years. "We could use up all of the proven reserves of oil in the entire world by the end of the next decade," declared Pres. Jimmy Carter gloomily in 1977. In fact, the earliest claim that we were running out of oil dates back to 1855 – four years before the first well was drilled! Still, with gasoline oil prices seemingly rocketing past the moon and towards Mars, and newly-published...
  • The Neolib Attack on Adult Stem Cells [Michael Fumento]

    11/21/2004 6:22:26 PM PST · by Coleus · 36 replies · 3,672+ views
    Michael Fumento ^ | 11.11.04 | Michael Fumento
    The Neolib Attack on Adult Stem Cells By Michael Fumento  November 11, 2004 The only beneficiaries of ESC therapy to date have been these guys, and precious few at that.   Among the magazines even die-hard right-wingers should sometimes read are the neo-liberal ones The New Republic and the Washington Monthly. They often contain thoughtful articles with stimulating fresh thinking. Alas that makes it all the worse when they publish something moldier than a slab of Roquefort cheese. So it is with their current combined attack on adult stem cell research, designed to support the alternative of embryonic stem cells....
  • “Saddam We Love You!” - What Germans are being told about the Iraq conflict.

    10/06/2003 6:06:42 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 71 replies · 936+ views
    National Review ^ | October 06, 2003 | Michael Fumento
    October 06, 2003, 8:49 a.m.“Saddam We Love You!”What Germans are being told about the Iraq conflict. By Michael Fumento Anybody who's been to Iraq lately knows that the gloom and despair in our major newspapers concerning the conflict is low-grade liverwurst. Yet as I recently discovered when I picked up a copy of the Financial Times Deutschland on a trip, our papers look like Pentagon propaganda compared to what the Germans are reading. Such reporting may go a long way towards explaining European opposition to our Iraqi efforts.While the entire first page of the "Agenda" section was devoted to...
  • The Media's Gay Mafia "Queers" the News

    07/06/2003 9:05:02 AM PDT · by mrustow · 96 replies · 2,663+ views
    Middle American News/A Different Drummer ^ | July, 2003 | Nicholas Stix
    In their quest to "queer" America, radical homosexual activists in the media destroy lives, as they manipulate the principle of privacy, and make war on traditional masculinity, sports, and even the truth. In late April, Sen. Rick Santorum (R, Pa.) got a taste of what awaits anyone who opposes the gay agenda. After explaining to Associated Press reporter Lara Jakes Jordan (who is married to Sen. John Kerry’s (D, Ma.) campaign manager, Jim Jordan) his opposition to any pro-gay laws or court rulings that might weaken the family, gay activists demanded that Santorum resign. But the Santorum case was only...
  • Big Food Fight [re: first tobacco, now food]

    06/24/2002 7:29:06 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 30 replies · 1,027+ views
    INSIGHT magazine ^ | June 2002 | John Berlau
    It was 1997, and the tobacco companies were on the ropes. Facing a rash of lawsuits from state attorneys general seeking billions of dollars in reimbursement for what they claimed were the Medicaid costs of smoking-related diseases, the companies were about to agree to an unprecedented settlement with the states. Under that settlement, the major tobacco companies would pay the states more than $200 billion, accept sweeping restrictions on cigarette advertising and pay $1.5 billion for an antismoking campaign. While very few editorialists had much sympathy for the tobacco companies, many wondered what kind of precedents these lawsuits would...
  • The Accutane Blame Game; Dissatisfying Answers

    05/11/2002 6:36:56 AM PDT · by TomB · 6 replies · 308+ views
    Michael Fumento via JunkScience.com ^ | 5/9/02 | Michael Fumento
    Is this a great country or what? Bad things that happen to us or to those around us are never our fault. Moreover, repeatedly it turns out that the responsible party is a huge corporation with deep pockets for suing! Consider the sad and bizarre case of 15-year-old Charles Bishop, who in January swiped a small plane from St. Petersburg, Florida and smashed it into the 28th floor of a building across the bay in Tampa. Found on his body was a note pledging allegiance to Osama bin Laden and praising the September 11 attacks. That was newsworthy enough, but...