Solid Quote On Obama’s Visit

Here’s how much of a shit I give about the President of the United States: I completely forgot that he was coming [to my college] even though there were cops and barricades everywhere when I walked around campus at 10 AM. It finally struck me when I was trekking back to my flat at 12 only to find Huntington lined with crazies.

Anyway here is a good quote that I read on wbur.org:

“Nice of him to use our money to fly around the country just to support a candidate… How can anyone support this type of government? Remember – they work for us.”

OBOMA!

Nonpartisan budget and security monitors report in Government Executive that the “administration’s request for $538 billion for the Defense Department in fiscal 2010 and its stated intention to maintain a high level of funding in the coming years put the president on track to spend more on defense, in real dollars, than any other president has in one term of office since World War II. And that’s not counting the additional $130 billion the administration is requesting to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan next year, with even more war spending slated for future years.”

– Noam Chomsky on Barack Obama, “War, Peace, and Obama’s Nobel”

Full article here http://www.chomsky.info/articles/20091105.htm

Chris

Obama Approves Embryonic Cells

Washington Post
The Obama administration has begun approving new lines of human embryonic stem cells that are eligible for federally funded experiments, opening the way for millions of taxpayer dollars to be used to conduct research that was put off-limits by President George W. Bush.

Launching a dramatic expansion of government support for one of the most promising but most contentious fields of biomedical research, the National Institutes of Health on Wednesday authorized the first 13 lines of cells under the administration’s policy and was poised to approve 20 more Friday.

“This is the first down payment on what is going to be a much longer list that will empower the scientific community to explore the potential of embryonic stem cell research,” said NIH Director Francis S. Collins. “Today’s announcement is the first wave.”

What can embryonic stem cells do that adult stem cells can’t?