has been spent on vacation--some working.
See International Herald Trribune--8 Aug.
I am glad he takes so much time off-just imagine what he could do if he worked.
The justification for genetic engineering, biotechnology, and stem cell research is that we need to save lives and/or improve the quality of life, especially in the poor nations. This is 100% B*** S***. It's all about making $$$ in the developed world and continuing to give the shaft to the third world. We could take a fraction of the money and energy put into genetic engineering and use it to provide clean drinking water and sewage treatment facilities throughout the world, and we would improve people's lives 100 fold over beyond what the most optimistic predictions for what ge technology may someday provide.
Well excuuuuuzzze me, taco! The poll's all yours pal. I think C is realistic, and basically what the scientific community is asking for. It's not like no one is in favor of this option, although I agree some kind of B policy is going to emerge.
But personally, I don't think we really need any of this kind of research. We don't need to fool around with nature. The risks outweigh the rewards, IMHO. People tend to think that prolonging human life a few more years or preventing a few more deaths is somehow some kind of great achievement that is worth any cost, and worth risking permanent damage to the planet, and genetic code, IMHO. We have practically reached the end of evolution when we conquer all diseases and everybody lives. This isn't necessarily a good thing for the human race or the planet in general.
Do you know why Algore lost the black, or people of color, vote? Ans....He promised them all jobs.
I don't think the government should get too involved in the stem cell issue. If it has the potential to help someone without hurting anyone else, then I'm in favor of stem cell research. I depart with the Republicans getting into peoples private decisions, as long as they're legal. I am a pro-choice Republican.
life on this planet has always been a life and death game of one ups-manship. This includes/requires reproductive ingenuity and self defense against parasitic invaders. For thousands of years "Gods will" has been the final answer. Well it's time for a change, He's had 2000 years to get it right(not that we've been entirely co-operative)and I don't see things going our way with out it (stem cell research).
I didn't offer C as an answer because it's totally unrealistic... If there's research it's some sort of B but there could be more or less extreme restrictions attached to this... thanks for your participation but it's my poll, pal...
About the authors: Cristina L. Borenstein and Lana Taamar are both recently off the campaign trail where they served as receptionists for the Pennsylvania chapter of Gore For President, Inc., and have co-written the eBook Gore Got Gored. Together they publish the The Pennsylvania Court Observer which has a circulation of 5.
Dr. Lovenstein lives in a mobile home in Scranton, Pennsylvania with his long time companion Patricia F. Dilliams. When the two are not publishing reports for their Lovenstein Institute, they run an internet business www.collegedegreesforsale.com
Blithering idiot understates it. Read below:
If late night TV comedy is an indicator, then there has never been as widespread a perception that a president is not intellectually qualified for the position he holds as there is with President GW Bush.
In a report published Monday, the Lovenstein Institute of Scranton, Pennsylvania detailed its findings of a four month study of the intelligence quotient of President George W. Bush. Since 1973, the Lovenstein Institute has published its research to the education community on each new president, which includes the famous "IQ" report among others. According to statements in the report, there have been twelve presidents over the past 50 years, from F. D. Roosevelt to G. W. Bush who were all rated based on scholarly achievements, writings that they alone produced without aid of staff, their ability to speak with clarity, and several other psychological factors which were then scored in the Swanson/Crain system of intelligence ranking.
The study determined the following IQs of each president as accurate to within five percentage points:
147 Franklin D. Roosevelt (D)
132 Harry Truman (D)
122 Dwight D. Eisenhower (R)
174 John F. Kennedy (D)
126 Lyndon B. Johnson (D)
155 Richard M. Nixon (R)
121 Gerald Ford (R)
175 James E. Carter (D)
105 Ronald Reagan (R)
098 George HW Bush (R)
182 William J. Clinton (D)
091 George W. Bush (R)
The six Republican presidents of the past 50 years had an average IQ of 115.5, with President Nixon having the highest IQ, at 155. President G. W. Bush was rated the lowest of all the Republicans with an IQ of 91.
The six Democrat presidents had IQs with an average of 156, with President Clinton having the highest IQ, at 182. President Lyndon B Johnson was rated the lowest of all the Democrats with an IQ of 126.No president other than Carter (D) has released his actual IQ, 176. Among comments made concerning the specific testing of President GW Bush, his low ratings were due to his apparent difficulty to command the English language in public statements, his limited use of vocabulary (6,500 words for Bush versus an average of 11,000 words for other presidents), his lack of scholarly achievements other than a basic MBA, and an absence of any body of work which could be studied on an intellectual basis. The complete
report documents the methods and procedures used to arrive at these ratings, including depth of sentence structure and voice stress confidence analysis.
"All the Presidents prior to George W. Bush had a least one book under their belt, and most had written several white papers during their education or early careers. Not so with President Bush," Dr. Lovenstein said. "He has no published works or writings, so in many ways that made it more difficult to arrive at an assessment. We had to rely more heavily on transcripts of his unscripted public speaking."
The Lovenstein Institute of Scranton Pennsylvania think tank includes high caliber historians, psychiatrists, sociologists, scientists in human behavior, and psychologists. Among their ranks are Dr. Werner R. Lovenstein, world-renowned sociologist, and Professor Patricia F. Dilliams, a world-respected psychiatrist. This study was commissioned on February 13, 2001 and released on July 9, 2001 to subscribing member universities and organizations within the education community.
Nevertheless, No ONE Idiot should have the power to make such decisions. I find it anathema that that blithering simpleton (Busch) has any say so in my well-being. He has proven himself to the contrary so far.