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I'm tired of Sarah. So no Sarah postings from this Fairbanks, Palaska blog.
McCain doesn't support Community Choice Act
Members of the Atlantis Community CIL and Denver ADAPT met with the Republican presumptive presidential candidate John McCain at a Town Hall Meeting today. Six members of ADAPT, including teenagers from the Summer Youth Program, sat in the front of the auditorium to listen to McCain's policies for his administration. When he took comments from the audience he handed the microphone to Dawn Russell. She explained the legislation called the Community Choice Act and asked him why he was not signed on. Mr. McCain stated he would not support the legislation. He then offered several poor reasons for his decision and ended by saying we would have to let the voters decide that one. Having recaptured the microphone, he did state he supported the ADA, but had no interest in hearing that the ADA was entirely different from the CCA.
ADAPT encourages you to attend McCain's campaign events and continue to challenge him to support the CCA! Show him disability rights supporters across the USA believe in real choice, believe in CCA and believe he needs to do the same. CCA supports family values, it supports putting control in the hands of the individual instead of Government, it supports states' ability to use limited Medicaid funds for community services which people prefer and which are more cost effective. These are all consistent with Republican values, as well as consistent with American values.
Presumptive Presidential Candidate Barak Obama has signed on as a co-sponsor to the bill already.
Distributed to CIL list at the request of Marsha Katz, Montana ADAPT
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Biogen Idec Lobbying Efforts
I pay about $1,800 a month for Avonex. Here's one way Biogen spent $1.2 million, paying lobbying firms.
Pharmaceuticals spent $226,999,560 on lobbying last year.
All I can say is F*CK Them!
Bush threatens veto on stem cell research bill - May 20, 2005
President Bush on Friday threatened to veto a bill expanding public funding for embryonic stem cell research that could make it to his desk by early next week.
"I made [it] very clear to the Congress that the use of federal money, taxpayers' money, to promote science which destroys life in order to save life, I'm against that," Bush told reporters. "Therefore if the bill does that, I will veto it."
It would mark the first veto of Bush's presidency.
When I first moved to Alaska 26 years ago a popular t-shirt read "Science is Politics" At that time it applied to the manipulation of science to justify shooting wolves from planes with machine guns, the issues now extend way beyond wolves to global warming, stem cell research, ANWR.... Let's get the politics out of science so individuals can form their own informed decisions.
House Bill to Ease Stem Cell Curbs Gains Momentum
Emboldened advocates of lifting current limits on embryonic stem cell research appear within reach of a breakthrough victory in the House as early as next week, a vote that would put fresh pressure on the Senate and White House to funnel significant federal money into the emerging field.
The Swift Report: White House Exploring 'Rapture' Contingency Plans
The White House is reportedly exploring contingency plans in the event that President Bush and other prominent Christians are 'raptured.' But succession plans are complicated by Vice President Dick Cheney's poor health and the fact that Representative Tom DeLay, like President Bush, will be summoned to heaven along with millions of other Christians.
Move to Alaska quick, Uncle Ted may soon be President Ted.
Stem Cell Research and politics
I'm not going to get into politics much on this site and I'm not a one issue kind of guy, but here is the candidates positions on stem cell research.
Sorry, guess you need to check out your own facts, 'cause these guys don't.