“Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering students have demonstrated a practical way to embed a patients own adult stem cells in the surgical thread that doctors use to repair serious orthopedic injuries such as ruptured tendons. The goal, the students said, is to enhance healing and reduce the likelihood of re-injury without changing the surgical procedure itself.”
“A world-renowned clinic that President Obama held up as an example of good medicine said Monday that the American people would be “losers” under the House’s health care proposal, joining the growing chorus of critics the Obama administration is trying to fend off as the debate intensifies from Capitol Hill to Main Street.”
“If you look at Alzheimer’s, it’s not the plaques and tangles that correlate best with dementia; it’s the loss of synapses - connections between neurons,” Blurton-Jones said. “The neural stem cells were helping the brain form new synapses and nursing the injured neurons back to health.”
“Peter R. Orszag, the White House budget director, asked whether he was prepared to say that no taxpayer money will go to pay for abortions, answered: I am not prepared to say explicitly that right now. Its obviously a controversial issue, and its one of the questions that is playing out in this debate.
“The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia in conjunction with several other ally groups, late last week demanded that officials at the Rappahannock Regional Jail immediately cease censoring religious material sent to prisoners.”
As the health care debate heats up it is hard to get straightforward, understandable information on the nuts and bolts of how Obamacare will operate. Big picture, no trees, no weeds. Thats what we need. Well, there was an extremely powerful eight minute interview on Mark Levins radio show last Friday (July 17, 2009) that you must listen to. (We make it easy to do so below.)
Mark Levin interviewed Betsy McCaughey, adjunct fellow at the Hudson Institute and the chairman and founder of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths, about the Obama Administrations health care plan. She clearly and frighteningly describes provisions of the current House bill that will reduce care for the elderly and compel all programs to provide regimented, HMO-style care for the rest of us. (FYI, McCaughey served also as the Lt. Governor of New York from Jan. 1995 to Dec. 1998.)
If you would like to listen we are going to provide two ways to do so. First, you can click here and listen or listen below to the eight minute interview using the Family Research Council website:
We want to heartily thank The Mark Levin Show for most graciously giving FRC permission to play the audio from our website.
You can listen or download the entire Friday, July 17, 2009 program from Mark Levins website this is his Audio webpage. Once on the Audio page, do the following: 1) click on 07/17 The Mark Levin Show; and, 2) start the player at 8 minutes, 45 seconds.
I believe this audio will sharpen your focus on the key features of the health bill.
TONYPERKINS: Well, there is no shortage of problems with the Obama administrations bill on healthcare reform. From the massive cost to the accelerated timetable, I mean this thing is being pushed through. And this is a massive change in public policy and it is vastly expensive. And consider, this is probably about 16% or 17% of the nations economy and were talking about changing this overnight. And another concern for many Americans is the fact that this issue, if it goes through as it is presently proposed, taxpayers will be forced to fund abortion in this country for the first time in over three decades. And one of the Senators thats been leading the charge on this to make sure that Americans are not brought into the process of funding abortion is Senator Orin Hatch of Utah, who introduced an amendment last week to keep abortion out. His amendment was defeated by one vote but, he continues to bring attention to this issue and other aspects of healthcare reform. And he joins me now by phone from Capitol Hill. Senator, thanks for joining us.
SENATORHATCH: Well, it is nice to be with you. This is a crucial time for our country because what they are trying to do on healthcare.
TONYPERKINS: Not only that but you have been involved in the hearings for the Supreme Court nominee Sonya Sotomayor. I mean, you have been running back and forth. I mean they are intent on getting something out on this healthcare, are they not?
SENATORHATCH: Well, they are. You know, they are talking about a bill in the House that will be well over a trillion dollars. Well, frankly, when you get rid of the budget gimmicks, it is one and a half trillion to two trillion dollars additional on top of the two and a half trillion dollars were already spending on healthcare in this country. And they dont seem to care about how much it is going to cost. Its just awful. And they use budget gimmicks to try to get the…, theyre trying to pretend that the costs are really lower. But theyre not lower.
Youve doubtless read that the atheizers are in a snit again. They are kicking up dust and dashing into court. They dont want In God We Trust to be engraved over the entrance to the new Capitol Visitor Center. These grinches are always trying to steal Christmas. Maybe the atheizers need to pay more attention to what happened on the Moon.
Forty years ago, Americans and most of the rest of the world were transfixed by the sight of men landing on the Moon. U.S. astronauts had bravely gone where no men had gone before. It took bravery, too. At the last minute, the supremely skilled Neil Armstrong had to adjust the landing site. He put the lunar lander down with just seconds of fuel to spare. As he descended the ladder and became the first man to set foot on an alien world, he memorably said: Thats a small step for man, a giant leap for mankind.
How grateful we can all be that political correctness had not yet risen up to demand that
he say a small step for a person, a giant leap for personkind. Or homo sapiens. Then, Armstrong and Aldrin planted an American flag and a plaque on the lunar surface. They are there still. The plaque reads:
Here Men from the Planet Earth
first set foot upon the Moon
July 1969 A.D.
We came in Peace for all Mankind.
Notice the date. Anno Domini. In the year of Our Lord.Buzz Aldrin was the Lunar Module pilot on that world-historic Apollo XIflight. Aldrin wanted to do something special to commemorate mans first descent onto the Moon.
NASAs nervous nellies were still smarting from atheist complaints of the previous December. Then, when Apollo 8 circled the Moon but did not land on it, the three astronautsFrank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders— read from the Book of Genesis. On Christmas Eve, their strong and reassuring voices came across the hundreds of thousands of miles of inky void.
Is global warming the gateway to global governance? Before you tune me out, those are not my words. They are the words of Al Gore, the guru of global warming.
Recently in a speech in the United Kingdom, the former Vice President praised Congress for passing the Waxman-Markey Cap and Trade bill, saying it was a step in the right direction. But he didnt stop there.
Mr. Gore went on to say, It is the awareness (of global warming) itself that will drive the change. One of the ways it will drive the change is global governance and global agreements.
His matter of fact candor belies repeated denials that embracing the proposed solutions to the global warming hype would lead to the loss of national sovereignty among other things. In the end, the effort to stop supposed global warming is about power, not people. Its a twisted view that says political power must be consolidated so that we can save the planet.
This reminds me of another group that consolidated their power to reach the heavens at the Tower of Babble. Whenever man thinks he can manage his own affairs without God, whether personally or through some form of global government or anything in between, confusion and disarray ensue just like at Babble.
For more about the global warming debate, click here to listen to the audio of our important panel discussion, Faith and Science in the Global Warming Debate. The experts on the panel were Dr. Calvin Beisner, Dr. Kenneth Chilton, Rev. Dr. Jim Ball, and Dr. Lowell Rusty Pritchard.
The Obama Administration is off to a lightning-fast start passing legislation on everything from financial system bailouts to corporate acquisitions. Despite criticism from many conservatives, the truth is that these bills are just modest first steps. We really wont see anything bold until the second Obama term, when the logic of the first-term ideas really takes hold. Heres a peek:
“The bishops of the Episcopal Church agreed Wednesday to a compromise measure that stops short of developing an official rite for same-sex unions, but gives latitude to bishops who wish to go ahead and bless such unions, particularly in states that have legalized such marriages.”
“The Christian Educators Association International (CEAI), represented by Orlando-based Liberty Counsel, has filed a motion to intervene in a religious liberty case brought by the ACLU against the Santa Rosa County School District. The case stems from allegations made by two Pace High School students that the district and specific school employees were promoting prayer and religion in school.”
“”The routine utilization of human embryonic stem cells for medicine is 20 to 30 years hence,” embryonic stem cell research advocate William Haseltine and then-chief executive officer of Human Genome Sciences ( HGSI - news - people ) told Agence France Presse in 2001. “The timeline to commercialization is so long that I simply would not invest,” he added.”
“The Obama administration’s lifting of Bush-era restrictions on federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research will result in a massive step forward in the long term, a Milwaukee-based researcher said today. But the rollout of the new guidelines has harmed research in the short term, he said.”
“Several California ACLU chapters backed up the Prevailing wisdom by saying: “If we were to enter a campaign in either 2010 or 2012 with the people of California where they are now on marriage for same-sex couples, we’d have a tougher time winning than we did in 2008.”
“Lawmakers, legal experts and advocates from both sides met Tuesday to discuss a proposal that would allow West Virginians to vote for a statewide constitutional amendment banning the recognition of same-sex marriages.”
“About 70,000 Mainers are expected to sign a petition calling for a statewide vote to repeal the state’s gay marriage law, and the fight to protect it isn’t exactly raging in the southern and more liberal tip of the state.”
” Grekos said he and his associates draw blood from a patient in Florida and then send it to a laboratory in Israel that produces what his company calls “regenocytes.” The company defines regenocyte as “a stem cell that has been activated to become a target organ.”
“These procedures work,” he told CNN, standing inside a hospital room at the Clinica Union Medica del Norte in Santiago. “And it’s substantiated by objective data that we are collecting.”