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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   Georgia governor emphasizes he would oppose stem cell research, indoor plumbing, dentistry, fancy book learnin'   (ajc.com) divider line
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2009-03-13 10:11:06 PM  
yeah. that joke never gets old.
 
2009-03-13 10:19:08 PM  
It would also prohibiatchimera experimentation - crossing human genetic material with that of animals.

It's a tragic day for furries.
 
2009-03-13 10:52:49 PM  

smooshie: It's a tragic day for furries.


Best filter ownage in a long, long time.

Prohibiatchimera you too, buddy!
 
2009-03-13 11:01:21 PM  
Spamzilla: yeah. that joke never gets old.

No, it doesn't. When you have someone say something like this:

"I think we can solve some of the tougher issues without sacrificing human embryos," Perdue said

It demonstrates a fundamental lack of understanding of the subject and brings to mind people who believed matches were the work of the devil because they smelled of sulfur.
 
2009-03-13 11:27:34 PM  
What a lovely human being. I hope this precious person never sees a family member of his experience a debilitating illness that could have been cured by science.

Praise the Lord
 
2009-03-13 11:34:28 PM  
Speaking of a lack of understanding the subject; a key word missing from the headline above is the word "embryonic", presumably because that makes the headline funny.

Governor Perdue's policy is regarding embryonic stem cell research ONLY. It's not like we're criminalizing it like, say, Michigan. But they're a bunch of inbred, snake-handling rednecks up there, right?
 
2009-03-13 11:38:46 PM  

Spamzilla: It's not like we're criminalizing it like, say, Michigan. But they're a bunch of inbred, snake-handling rednecks up there, right?


Have you been to Michigan?

/i keed, i keed
//sort of
 
2009-03-13 11:42:35 PM  

Spamzilla: But they're a bunch of inbred, snake-handling rednecks up there, right?


Nope; pretty much too cold for snakes.
 
2009-03-13 11:50:57 PM  
I've always wondered about people who do not support certain type of stem cell research. If they get a disease in the future that has been cured by the research they opposed to they go for it?
 
2009-03-14 12:47:40 AM  
I kind of wonder if they found the cure for all death in stem cells, would these people take it?
 
2009-03-14 01:00:18 AM  
The guy is a real peach.
 
2009-03-14 01:02:13 AM  

smooshie: It would also prohibiatchimera experimentation - crossing human genetic material with that of animals.

It's a tragic day for furries.


Someday there'll be catgirls, and you'll be sorry that you mocked their existence.

/although you won't rue it persay
 
2009-03-14 01:02:23 AM  
Why aren't we funding this?!
 
2009-03-14 01:02:30 AM  
Can we stop saying "embryo", which conjures up a vaguely anthropomorphic bug-eyed thing sucking a thumb and call it what it is: blastocyst

It isn't human life if it can be wiped off a counter top with a tissue.
 
2009-03-14 01:04:07 AM  

Etchy333: I kind of wonder if they found the cure for all death in stem cells, would these people take it?


No, because they would redefine their deaths to be the "rapture".
 
2009-03-14 01:05:52 AM  
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Boo!
 
2009-03-14 01:10:18 AM  

sinanju: Can we stop saying "embryo", which conjures up a vaguely anthropomorphic bug-eyed thing sucking a thumb and call it what it is: blastocyst

It isn't human life if it can be wiped off a counter top with a tissue.


THIS

And you know right now, or at least very soon, there will be a woman somewhere in the world having her period and out will come the blastocyst that never got settled in the womb.

/oh noes! she's flushing life down the toilet!
 
2009-03-14 01:11:53 AM  
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approves of these shenanigans
 
2009-03-14 01:12:38 AM  
The republicans would be against air if their string pullers told them to be against it.
 
2009-03-14 01:14:28 AM  
ftfa: It would not prohibit work on existing embryonic stem cell lines, or new lines from out of state.

Yeah this bill is pretty much like the goggles.
 
2009-03-14 01:17:01 AM  

Dirty Hot Linker: ftfa: It would not prohibit work on existing embryonic stem cell lines, or new lines from out of state.

Yeah this bill is pretty much like the goggles.


Exactly. How many research facilities are there that create ESC lines in Georgia?
 
2009-03-14 01:17:31 AM  

Pope George Ringo: Boo!


Nice.
 
2009-03-14 01:18:52 AM  
The other thing the Republicans conveniently forget to mention is that there is still a law saying that you can't create embryos for research, you can only use the leftovers from infertile couples.

And as for the adoption argument, we've got enough kids running around without parents, how about you adopt them first and then maybe we consider that angle.
 
2009-03-14 01:27:15 AM  

Spamzilla: Governor Perdue's policy is regarding embryonic stem cell research ONLY. It's not like we're criminalizing it like, say, Michigan. But they're a bunch of inbred, snake-handling rednecks up there, right?


What in hell are you talking about? Michigan approved constitutional protections (new window) for stem cell research in November.
 
2009-03-14 01:28:02 AM  
Yes!! America is great!!!, except for the South.
 
2009-03-14 01:31:35 AM  
Tell ya what Sonny, why not use the money to buy stem cells instead? You don't have to get them from human embryos-an umbilical cord after a birth holds billions of them and they get tossed out with the rest of the trash. Knowing what they can do, you could sell them at a massive profit to people who need them later.

Nah, that just makes too much sense even if you could make money.
 
2009-03-14 01:32:54 AM  
Intellectual consistence is not this guys forte.

How can it be okay to create embryos for infertility but not to help the sick? Either way your playing god and destroying embryos.
 
2009-03-14 01:33:08 AM  
FTA: Perdue spoke in favor of a bill passed by the state Senate Thursday that would prohibit the creation of an in-vitro human embryo in Georgia for any purpose other than to treat infertility.

What exactly does the Governor think happens to unused fertilized embryos? So it's OK to destroy them but not OK to use them to advance medicine?
 
2009-03-14 01:36:17 AM  

Somacandra: Spamzilla: Governor Perdue's policy is regarding embryonic stem cell research ONLY. It's not like we're criminalizing it like, say, Michigan. But they're a bunch of inbred, snake-handling rednecks up there, right?

What in hell are you talking about? Michigan approved constitutional protections (new window) for stem cell research in November.


We also approved weed, on a medicinal level or something (and I guess there's a way to apply to the state government to be a farmer of said crop). So the state is going to hell, but we're mellow and drunk as it happens.

smooshie: It would also prohibiatchimera experimentation - crossing human genetic material with that of animals.

It's a tragic day for furries.


I'm sure the other furries on Fark won't appreciate this, but I would love this. I want a tail. Is that wrong of me?
 
2009-03-14 01:36:20 AM  

brainiac-dumdum: Intellectual consistence is not this guys forte.

How can it be okay to create embryos for infertility but not to help the sick? Either way your playing god and destroying embryos.


It's the religious rights agenda: create more people.
 
2009-03-14 01:37:15 AM  
I have to learn to except the apostrophe.
 
2009-03-14 01:40:04 AM  
Intellectual consistence is not this guys forte.

Agreed, the lack of any intelligent Republican leaders is completely amazing, I do not see the GOP lasting another 4 years and the sooner they are gone the better off we will all be.

How can it be okay to create embryos for infertility but not to help the sick? Either way your playing god and destroying embryos.

Fail on epic levels, embryos are NOT, repeat are NOT babies and the sooner those that are not in the scientific community realize this fact the better. You can freeze and thaw embryos but you can not freeze and thaw a human. Check and mate.
 
2009-03-14 01:41:22 AM  
If its any consolation to the governor, I'm against Dentistry and fancy book learnin' too.
 
2009-03-14 01:43:51 AM  
FTA: It would also prohibiatchimera experimentation - crossing human genetic material with that of animals.

This reminds me of that "human-animal hybrids" nonsense in the SOTU a couple of years ago
 
2009-03-14 01:47:27 AM  
Ringshadow: We also approved weed, on a medicinal level or something (and I guess there's a way to apply to the state government to be a farmer of said crop).

Seriously?

*begins packing*

I'll live in farkin' Detroit if they'll let me grow dope.
 
2009-03-14 01:58:33 AM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: It's the religious rights agenda: create more people.


...and to keep those people as stupid (cutting funding for education, replacing science with "science," placing limits on what can be "morally" taught in schools), afraid (first it was the Reds, now it's turrists), obnoxiously self-righteous, and vocal as possible.
 
2009-03-14 02:00:18 AM  
Time for a 'Georgia' tag?
 
2009-03-14 02:07:34 AM  
Before people start in with the whole "Adult stem cells are as good as Embryonic now so it doesn't matter" thing, I want to repost this that I typed up in another thread:

Here's the pro's and cons:

Embryonic Stem Cells:
PROS:

Able to isolate and culture much much more Pluripotent stem cells (somatic). Can be maintained in vitro by far the longest and remain mostly in S stage synthesizing DNA.

Embryonic stem cells have the highest amount of plasticity and it's possible to cultivate huge supplies of them due to their clonogenic nature and large supplies of telomerase.

Summary: They are easier to get, they are easier to maintain, and they are able to differentiate into a higher variety of "purposed" cells, massively increasing their clinical research potential.

CONS:
The Controvery.
Clinical uses are limited at this stage due to immunosuppression resulting from foreign cell implantation.
Potential tumorigenic problems.

Adult Stem cells (derived from skin cells, intestinal lining, etc)

PROs:

No Controversy
Limited tumorigenic complications
Ideally (if produced from same host) no problems with immunosuppression.

CONS:

Much harder to produce in volumes necessary for research.
Are not known to exist for all cell types.
They do not grow well in vitro
They have limited growth potential due to their previous expenditure of telomeric extremities that are necessary for self renewal.

Summary:

Adult stem cells are much more expensive and time consuming to cultivate. They are hard to duplicate. They do *NOT* have all of the variability of embryonic stem cells, meaning there is research that currently CAN NOT be done with them that CAN be done using embryonic cells.
HOWEVER: They have a major plus in that they have a lesser potential for causing tumors and for avoiding the problem of immune rejection.

OVERALL SUMMARY: Adult stem cells are exciting and may eventually (read:years down the road) have all the versatility of embryonic stem cells. Right now they don't.

Since we have a large supply of embryonic stem cells from blastocytes that are only days old (and WILL NEVER BECOME A BABY..PERIOD) we should definitely be pursuing both avenues of research.
 
2009-03-14 02:09:01 AM  
Again, it comes down to choices in life.

Either your moral, immoral, or amoral.

1-38 have made their choices known.


/making none
//not my business
///not my state
////anybody from GA care to comment?
 
2009-03-14 02:11:58 AM  

cxjohn: Again, it comes down to choices in life.

Either your moral, immoral, or amoral.

1-38 have made their choices known.


/making none
//not my business
///not my state
////anybody from GA care to comment?


moral, immoral or amoral according to WHO?
 
2009-03-14 02:19:42 AM  

VwlssWndr: Britney Spear's Speculum: It's the religious rights agenda: create more people.

...and to keep those people as stupid (cutting funding for education, replacing science with "science," placing limits on what can be "morally" taught in schools), afraid (first it was the Reds, now it's turrists), obnoxiously self-righteous, and vocal as possible.

...in order to create more people.

Well, my work here is done.
 
2009-03-14 02:23:36 AM  
I can't believe I woke up my wife because I was laughing so hard at a thread about stem cell research.

Vive la Obdicut!

Vive la Pope George Ringo!

Vive la Fark!

Screw the trolls though, as always
 
2009-03-14 02:27:44 AM  

Fart_Machine: FTA: Perdue spoke in favor of a bill passed by the state Senate Thursday that would prohibit the creation of an in-vitro human embryo in Georgia for any purpose other than to treat infertility.

What exactly does the Governor think happens to unused fertilized embryos? So it's OK to destroy them but not OK to use them to advance medicine?


We don't need no water let the motherfarkers burn.
 
2009-03-14 02:28:25 AM  

Pope George Ringo: Boo!


I like the cut of your jib.
 
2009-03-14 02:28:52 AM  
This is the state that sends you to jail for "sodomy" with your own wife, right?
 
2009-03-14 02:29:13 AM  

Ringshadow: Somacandra: Spamzilla:

I'm sure the other furries on Fark won't appreciate this, but I would love this. I want a tail. Is that wrong of me?


A prehensile tail would be kinda cool...and rather useful too. And as primates, we've probably got leftover bits in our brains that controlled this sort of thing.

Hey, think of the marketing possibilites! You'd need new clothes to accomodate the new appendage.
They probably wouldn't be furry, since humans have shed most of their body hair over the eons...
so you'd need to have something like a tube sock to keep it warm when the weather's bad.
You're probably going to want to accessorize it, too.
Tail rings, maybe?
PROFIT!

/ Just thinking that while a cat's tail is an elegant thing, a prehensile tail would be so much more versatile.
// Don't give my cats prehensile tails, PLEASE
/// Or opposable thumbs...
 
2009-03-14 02:30:14 AM  

cxjohn: Again, it comes down to choices in life.

Either your moral, immoral, or amoral.

1-38 have made their choices known.


/making none
//not my business
///not my state
////anybody from GA care to comment?


Actually, you are kind of smarmy.
 
2009-03-14 02:31:05 AM  

Lenny_da_Hog: This is the state that sends you to jail for "sodomy" with your own wife, right?


And it isn't even about anal. WTF is that?
 
2009-03-14 02:39:14 AM  

cxjohn: Again, it comes down to choices in life.

Either your moral, immoral, or amoral.

1-38 have made their choices known.



Yeah, you're a real deep-thinker, aren't you. Jesus on a unicycle. You're serious.
 
2009-03-14 02:40:39 AM  

Marla Singer's Laundry: cxjohn: Again, it comes down to choices in life.

Either your moral, immoral, or amoral.

1-38 have made their choices known.

Yeah, you're a real deep-thinker, aren't you. Jesus on a unicycle. You're serious.


He is a moran. I do think he believes he is bright though. Sad.
 
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