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Judge Blocks Federal Funding of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

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Posted on Aug 23, 2010
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Embryonic stem cells, such as these in this colony, are under scrutiny.

A tug of war is playing out in court between the Obama administration and U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth over the issue of embryonic stem cell research, and Lamberth appears to have prevailed in the latest round.

On Monday, the judge halted federal funding for the research, pointing to a certain Dickey-Wicker Amendment to back up his move, which the Justice Department was busy reviewing later in the day. Over to you, Team Obama.  —KA

CNN:

The Dickey-Wicker Amendment unambiguously prohibits the use of federal funds for all research in which a human embryo is destroyed,” Lamberth’s ruling said. “It is not limited to prohibit federal funding of only the ‘piece of research’ in which an embryo is destroyed. Thus, if ESC [embryonic stem cell] research is research in which an embryo is destroyed, the guidelines, by funding ESC research, violate the Dickey-Wicker Amendment.”

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By drbhelthi, August 24, 2010 at 10:06 am Link to this comment

Some folk would do well to review the available
information regarding the transfer of NAZI HQ from
Berlin to DC and Huntsville, 1945-1948. “Operation
Paper Clip”, and follow-ons through 1948, reveal the
inside story.  Perhaps also, the history of the
“GHWBushSr family” should be read.

Not only were identities for 300 German scientists
falsified, but for a total of about 2,000 NAZIs. Not
only did Werner von Braun escape the Trials of
Nuernburg. HUNDREDS of NAZIs were transplanted to
the USA and received financial support.

The NAZI “Angel of Death,” Josef Mengele, MD, was
included.  Fereted into the USA, his influence
induced chemotherapy,” coronary bypass surgery and
the organ transplant industry.  His heinous crimes
of WWII have more recently developed into embryonic
cell research.  This insult to humanity and creation
is not intended to improve anyone´s health. Rather,
it is fun and games for Satanists involved in
medical research. Any utility is coincidental,
although propaganda PR says it is good for us.
Right.
Like war in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc, etc.

Neither is “cancer research” useful, which has not
reduced the rate of death from “cancer,” since 1965,
which has increased.
 
The revelations of LTC Otto Skorzeny, Hitler´s last
bodyguard, are very revealing. He lived in the US,
1945 until his death, 1999.
http://www.proliberty.com/observer/20070405.htm

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By Lenny10M, August 24, 2010 at 4:27 am Link to this comment

How many billions of dollars and animals have been sacrificed in the pursuit of
cures, no one can know but it’s beyond the meager accomplishments these
organizations have reaped. As far as I know there is no known cure for any
disease, it seems to always come down to prevention or bandaging the symptoms.
This is definitely a sticky subject but I’m sure many a private venture could be
launched regardless how the public feels about it.

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By PatrickHenry, August 24, 2010 at 3:19 am Link to this comment

Maybe we should put this research under the DOD, the sanctity of human life never bothered them or any laws regarding it.

If this research is a promising field which can potentially save lives then we need our legislators to enact laws to facilitate its use.

We don’t need more legislation from the bench.

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By gerard, August 23, 2010 at 6:27 pm Link to this comment

This one is a sticky wicket for sure, especially since the record of science being able to control its inventions, ethically and practically speaking, is “toast” as evidenced by the A-bomb, cluster bombs, napalm, white phosphorous, etc.

Maybe if forced to do so, they can invent or
duplicate the fertilized human cell without killing a “potential human being” (so to speak) to do it.  The present preferred method itself is harmless enough but the implications are repulsive.

Still, many of us probably have a deep interest in seeing this discovery made—a granddaughter with childhood diabetes, perhaps, or a dear friend with a type of cancer that is on the list as “possibly curable” using stem cell therapy.

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By Shift, August 23, 2010 at 5:14 pm Link to this comment

Sounds like Obama got Wicky Dicked.  I guess laws do still count, at least for a while.  Life is a superior value, violate it at YOUR own risk.

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