The Ground Zero Imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf: Is He a “Truther”, does he blame the U.S. Government for 9-11?

Mosque imam’s associate calls WTC attacks an ‘inside job’

A founding member of an organization run by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the driving force behind the planned mosque near Ground Zero, claims that the 9/11 attacks were an “inside job” and that Muslims have been made scapegoats, The Post has learned.

Faiz Khan — who has preached at least twice at the former Burlington Coat Factory building, the site of the proposed mosque — was for years Rauf’s partner in the American Society for the Advancement of Muslims, which is dedicated to promoting a better understanding of Islam.

Khan also serves on the advisory board of Muslims for 9/11 Truth and is a founder of the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth, known as MUJCA.

RUSHDIE IN MOSQUE’S CORNER

Smoke Billows From WTC as People Cling To The Outside Of The Structure, Trying to Escape The Deadly Flames - Before Falling To Their Deaths Below

On MUJCA’s Web site, Khan wrote that “the inescapable fact [is] that 9/11 was an inside job.”

“The prime factor for the success of the criminal mission known as 9/11 did not come from the quarter known as ‘militant Islam,’ although the phenomenon known as ‘militant Islamic networks’ may have played a partial role, or even a less than partial role — perhaps the role of patsy and scapegoat,” he wrote in documents uncovered by the Investigative Project on Terrorism.

Khan was listed as one of three directors of the American Society for the Advancement of Muslims in its 1997 incorporation papers, when it went by the name of the American Sufi Muslim Association.

ASMA and Rauf’s Cordoba Initiative are spearheading the drive to create a $100 million Islamic cultural center and mosque near Ground Zero.

Fire Spreads Through WTC Tower As People Flee For Their Lifes ... The People In The Foreground Are 7 Blocks From Ground Zero ... The Planned Mosque Is 6 Blocks Closer

In an e-mail exchange with The Post, Khan said he ended his affiliation with the ASMA in “2002 and 2003,” although that claim is contradicted by a record of him speaking at a 2006 ASMA conference in Copenhagen, where his bio listed him as a board member.

When The Post asked Khan who he thought was responsible for 9/11, he initially declined comment, but later said in an e-mail: “I am certain of a few things . . . The towers and WTC 7 could not have collapsed without controlled demolition place from the ‘inside.’ “

Ray Locker, managing director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, said: “For someone who claims he wants the mosque project near Ground Zero to help build bridges and heal the wounds from 9/11, it’s odd that one of Feisal Rauf’s fellow bridge builders is someone who thinks the attacks that killed more than 3,000 people were an ‘inside job’ by the US government.”

Khan told a group of 9/11 deniers at a 2006 Chicago summit called “Revealing the Truth/Reclaiming Our Future” that “the most logical explanation” for 9/11 is that the hijackers were working for corporate America and that the heroin trade creates “billions of dollars” that are laundered by “Citicorp and Procter & Gamble.”

Rauf’s spokesman didn’t return calls for comment.

http://newyorkpost.com/p/news/local/imam_pal_is_nut_gPPtzFWEtyaUlE3u4P4ckI#ixzz0zSZF1t69

Second Plane Strikes WTC - The Black Building In The Foreground Was 1 Block From The WTC - The Same Distance As The Proposed Mosque is From Ground Zero

 

SECURE BORDERS: Obama Administration – Fails To Address Home Grown Terrorist Issue, Reports 9-11 Commission Authors

Report: US must deal with domestic radical problem

WASHINGTON – The U.S. was slow to take seriously the threat posed by homegrown radicals and the government has failed to put systems in place to deal with the growing phenomenon, according to a new report compiled by the former heads of the Sept. 11 Commission.

The report says U.S. authorities failed to realize that Somali-American youths traveling from Minnesota to Mogadishu in 2008 to join extremists was not an isolated issue. Instead, the movement was one among several instances of a broader, more diverse threat that has surfaced across the country.

“Our long-held belief that homegrown terrorism couldn’t happen here has thus created a situation where we are today stumbling blindly through the legal, operational and organizational minefield of countering terrorist radicalization and recruitment occurring in the United States,” said the report, which was obtained by The Associated Press.

As a result, there is still no federal agency specifically charged with identifying radicalization or working to prevent terrorist recruitment of U.S. citizens and residents, said the report, slated to be released Friday by the Washington-based Bipartisan Policy Center’s National Security Preparedness Group.

The group, headed by former 9-11 commission leaders Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton, laid out a detailed description of domestic terror incidents ranging from the Fort Hood, Texas, shooting spree and the attempted Christmas Day airliner attack in late 2009 to last May’s botched truck bombing in New York’s Times Square.

Over the past year, terrorism experts and government officials have warned of the threat posed by homegrown radicals, saying terror recruits who go abroad could return to the U.S. to carry out attacks.

But the U.S., the group said, should have learned earlier from Britain’s experience. Prior to the 2005 London suicide bombings, the British believed that Muslims there were better integrated, educated and wealthier than their counterparts elsewhere.

Similarly, the U.S. believed that its melting pot of nationalities and religions would protect it from internal radical strife, the report said.

The terrorists, said the report, may have discovered America’s “Achilles’ heel in that we currently have no strategy to counter the type of threat posed by homegrown terrorists and other radicalized recruits.”

The report also points to an “Americanization” of the leadership of al-Qaida and its allied groups, noting that radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who had links with suspects in the failed Times Square bombing and the Fort Hood shootings, grew up in New Mexico. And Chicagoan David Headley played a role in scoping the targets for the Lashkar-e-Taiba attacks on Mumbai in late 2008 that killed more than 160.

Abroad, Al-Qaida, its affiliates and other extremist groups have splintered and spread, seeking safe havens in undergoverned areas of Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and places in North and East Africa. That diversified threat has intensified as militants reach out to potential recruits through the Internet.

Assessing future threats, the report lists potential future domestic targets, including passenger jets, western or American hotel chains, Jewish or Israeli sites and U.S. soldiers, even at their own bases in America.

And it also warns that it is no longer wise to believe that American extremists will not resort to suicide bombings. As an example they point to Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, who has been charged with killing 13 people and wounding 32 in last year’s shootings at Fort Hood, saying he had written about suicide operations in e-mails, and that his attack appeared to be one.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700064357/Report-US-must-deal-with-domestic-radical-problem.html?s_cid=rss-5

McAuleys World:

First we must secure our borders … Then Prsident Obama could always schedule a “beer summit” with the Countries enemies …. or maybe he can schedule a “beer sunnit” with America’s original domestic terrorists, those like Bill Ayers who have already participated in random, violent and lethal attacks on American facilities, motivated by hatred and blind rage …. then again, President Obama has had lots of “beer summits” with Ayers … while Ayers helped him plan his early political campaigns ….

“Ayers, born in 1944, was raised in a Chicago suburb. He became active in the anti-war leftist group, Students for a Democratic Society, while he was a student at the University of Michigan in the mid- 1960s. In 1969, Ayers helped lead a group that splintered off from SDS, Weatherman (known as the Weathermen). The group set off a number of bombs against U.S. targets in the early 1970s, earning it the label of “domestic terrorist organization” from the FBI.”

Notable Attacks:

  • 1970: Bombing of New York City Police Headquarters
  • 1971: Bombing of U.S. Capitol Building
  • 1972: Bombing of Pentagon
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    http://terrorism.about.com/od/groupsleader1/p/Bill_Ayers.htm

    Bill Ayers 1968 Police Photo

    On the SDS, Communism and Anarcho-Communists: An internal battle of SDS ideology. http://www.lewrockwell.com/rothbard/rothbard122.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Rudd

    “in March 1970 following the Greenwich Village townhouse explosion, an incident in which three members of the organization died when an explosive device, intended for a servicemen’s ball, detonated prematurely. Among the dead were Terry Robbins, Diana Oughton, and Ted Gold … and according to some Weatherman members like Bill Ayers, build an underground revolutionary movement. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Rudd

    The new organization was intent on overthrowing the government through violent actions. Spreading communism was a priority for the members of Weather, as when Rudd told other members of SDS, “ Don’t be timid about telling people we’re Communist. Don’t deny it, be proud of it.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Rudd

    Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) was founded by Aryeh Neier (Director of the socialist League for Industrial Democracy) in 1960. Its principles were elaborated by Tom Hayden in the Port Huron Statement of 1962, which adopted the position of “anti-anti-Communism,” refusing to support the West in the Cold War. What began as a movement to involve the largest possible number of American students in the democratic processes had become by 1969, as a contemporaneous FBI memo summarizes, “an organization totally dedicated to the destruction of American society…In the span of seven years, the SDS had evolved into a hard line Marxist-Leninist-Maoist organization dedicated to the destruction of Western democratic traditions and ideals.”

    Several prominent SDS members organized Progressives for Obama in March of 2008. Among the organizers are Carl Davidson, Mark Rudd, and Todd Gitlin; while several Klonsky family members are represented, Mike Klonsky is conspicuously absent from the signers. http://www.conservapedia.com/Students_for_a_Democratic_Society

    SDS was an important subject within the Soviet directed and funded Communist Party USA (CPUSA) in early 1968.

    By 1974 Maoism had supplanted the Soviet ideological doctrine guiding many New Left groups willing to use violence to achieve socialist revolution. In Prairie Fire, Ayers, Dohrn and Jeff Jones identified the WUO primary strategy on the side of Maoist thought in the following way,

    The Chinese Revolution is a wonderful development in the advance of humanity. Mao Tse-tung and the Chinese Communist Party have made many important breakthroughs in developing revolutionary strategy in the semi-feudal, semi-colonial world. The thought common to Mao and Ho Chi-minh – that the central revolutionary force of our time is the oppressed nations and peoples of the world leading the liberation struggle against imperialism – is the guiding strategic principle of this era.”

    http://www.conservapedia.com/Students_for_a_Democratic_Society

     

    Mao Zedong: Mao remains a controversial figure to this day, with a contentious and ever-evolving legacy. He is officially held in high regard in China as a great revolutionary, political strategist, military mastermind, and savior of the nation. Conversely, Mao’s social-political programs, such as the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution, are blamed for costing millions of lives, causing severe famine and damage to the culture, society and economy of China. Mao’s policies and political purges from 1949 to 1976 are widely believed to have caused the deaths of between 40 to 70 million people. Since Deng Xiaoping assumed power in 1978, many Maoist policies have been abandoned in favour of economic reforms.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mao_Zedong

    Mao was killing between 40 to 70 million of his own people at precisely the time AYERS and SDS adopted Ma0ist’s ideology …

    Mao as a supporter of human right’s policies … Mao as a supporter of civil rights …. what a crock!   

    Obama Administration Appeals Federal Judge’s Stem Cell Ruling

     

    UC Irvine Medical Research Building

    McAuley’s World Comments In Blue- the MSM newspaper cites provided are current

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Promising medical research is in disarray as scientists await an appeal by the Obama administration of a judge’s ruling that undercuts taxpayer-funded research using human embryonic stem cells.

    “Yet despite the high hopes for embryonic stem cells, progress has been slow — so far there are no treatments with the cells. All along, though, scientists wondered if they could sidestep the ethical debate by creating embryonic stem cells without the embryos.”

    The Justice Department said Tuesday it will appeal later this week a federal judge’s order temporarily halting such research money, a block that scientists and patient advocates said could irreparably set back the hunt for needed new treatments.

    Read the rest of the article and comments before you decide if this is a “truthful” claim or more “political rhetoric” from the Obama Administration …

    “The present ruling, if it stands, will be major blow to the hopes of many patients and their families,” said Dr. Peter Donovan, a stem cell researcher at the University of California, Irvine.

    Would you like to venture a guess as to how Dr. Donovan spends his “stem cell research money” …

    Opponents of the research hailed the ruling, saying such federally supported studies are prohibited by law because human embryos are destroyed in order to extract the stem cells.

    That is a correct statement … it is a fact … many of the studies are prohbitied by Federal Law … 

    In the meantime, laboratories around the country struggled to determine which experiments aimed at fighting spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s disease and other ailments will have to stop until the court fight is over. Medical researchers value stem cells because they are master cells that can turn into any tissue of the body.

    Now I wonder why the author of the article stopped short of explaining what type of “stem cell research” is currently being conducted … at this point in the article you might think that “all stem cell research” has been affected … 

    The National Institutes of Health (A Division of the Federal Health Department) told anxious researchers that if they’ve already received money this year — $131 million in total — they may keep doing their stem cell work but that no new money can be given out.

    Gee, does this mean that all “stem cell” research will be affected .. the article states that “no new money can be given out” … and this statement is, simply, a lie …

    That means 22 projects due to get yearly checks in September, another $54 million worth, “will be stopped in their tracks,” NIH Director Francis Collins said. Dozens more proposals for new research won’t get a hearing.

    So, I guess “stem cell research” will come to a screeching halt … correct?  Well no it won’t … and that is what is wrong with this blantantly false and hysterical political nonsense passing itself off as a journalistic report on what should be the scientific examination of “stem cell research” in America  … Instead we have a politically motivated group of lies being presented as “fact” when, in fact, the issue at hand is the distribution of Federal Funds, pursuant to a Federal Law. Funds to be used for “stem cell” research … just not the research supporting the “scientists” and the “labs” who are being “told” by the Federal Judge that they too, must abide by our Federal Laws … the laws passed by Congress.    

    “This decision has just poured sand into the engine of discovery,” Collins said.

    Oh really, has it?

    However, the ruling drew praise from the Alliance Defense Fund, a group of Christian attorneys who helped with the lawsuit filed by two researchers against the administration rules.

    Two researchers or two “scientists”? …  “against the adminstration rules”  or were they “requesting complaince with Federal Law”? … Oh … so this was a Christian vs. Non- -Christian thing, not a science thing …. what would you think if you found out that this isn’t a Christian vs. Non-Christian thing … but a science and medicine and ethics thing … that the complaints here are about the appropriate allocation of federal money, Congress’ right to direct federal funding, political supporters and special interest groups … please read on … 

    “The American people should not be forced to pay for experiments — prohibited by federal law — that destroy human life,” said Steven H. Aden, the group’s senior legal counsel. “The court is simply enforcing an existing law passed by Congress that prevents Americans from paying another penny for needless research on human embryos.

    Monday’s court ruling is broader than first thought because it would prohibit even the more restricted stem cell research allowed for the past decade under President George W. Bush, according to the White House and scientists.

    and why might that be, if the claim being presented is true … and in case you haven’t noticed … I’m calling into question the “truthfulness” and the “veracity” of this article and it’s author … There are a significant number of Attorneys and Scientists that would strongly dispute that the Judge’s decision  has resulted in any changes from the policies of prior Administrations .. in fact they would argue it, the “Court decision”, simply reverses the Obama Administration’s actions and returns us to where we were prior to Obama’s attempt to circumvent the law passed by Congress …

    And how quickly any appeal could go through may determine how much is lost permanently.

    University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Research Building

    “These cells are notoriously finicky and you have to take care of them every day,” said Dr. Jonathan Moreno, a medical ethicist at the University of Pennsylvania. “You can’t just lock up a lab and walk away for two weeks and come back and everything’s fine.”

    And do you, the non scientists, really think that is likely …. all “embryonic stem cells” come from one of 75 original donors … the cells are “recreated” or “reproduced” over and over … this is simply a case of “hysterical alarmism” … rush, rush, rush … don’t stop to determine the facts or discuss them rationally … something more important than science or medicine is at stakemy research funding might get cut because I’m just to damn stubborn to direct my research elsewhere. Dr. Moreno you should disassociate your name from the term “medical ethicist” … that or we need to redefine the term “ethics”.

    U of M Medical Center

    If it takes “months to settle the legal wrangling, then we will just end our work,” said Dr. Sean Morrison, director of the University of Michigan Center for Stem Cell Biology, whose lab is studying embryonic stem cells in hopes of reversing a serious intestinal birth defect.

    Well Dr Morrison, I’m willing to call your bluff … why don’t you just shut off the lights in your lab at the U of M and go home now … I dare you too … and in 6 months you can read about your colleagues who continue their research but refocus their efforts on other avenues and endeavors … go ahead doctor and don’t let the door of the lab hit you in the ass on the way out …  and doctor you do understand that the Judge’s ruling only applies to Federal Funds – you know monery from the American Taxpayer … you can conduct all the research you want as long as you use private funding … The U of M Research Center is larger than most cities doctor .. I’ll just bet you’ll end your research … Doctor, did you stomp off and slam your bedroom door as a child?    

    Already, one leading stem cell researcher shifted gears: At Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard University researcher

    Children's Hospital Boston

     Dr. George Daley told his team to assume it can’t use any of millions of dollars in government grant money to nurture the embryonic stem cells growing in his lab but must keep those cells alive by using equipment bought with private funds.

    Kudos doctor… and Dr. Daley isn’t alone as you will read below … and Dr. Dailey will shift his research efforts into “other areas” of stem cell research … areas that will continue to be funded with Federal dollars … and he will also seek out “private funds” to continue his existing work …

    President Barack Obama last year expanded federally funded stem cell research beyond what had been allowed by Bush.

    By Bush? The “law” controlling “stem cell research” was passed by Congress … What a strange President Obama is, he likes to ignore the fact that Congress, not the Executive Branch, legislates under our form of Government … that the Constitution gives the “power of the purse” to the Congress not the President.

    But in a surprise to scientists, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth on Monday temporarily blocked such government-funded research, ruling that a pending lawsuit against the Obama policy was likely to succeed in its argument that the research violates the intent of a 1996 law prohibiting use of taxpayer dollars in work that destroys a human embryo.

    Well, I doubt it was a surprise to the “Scientists” who filed the suit asking the Judge to enforce the Federal Law. The Federal Judge ruled that an Obama “Executive Order” expanding funding for the research violated the “law passed by Congress in 1996” …  If Obama would like to “change the law” he must do so according to our Constitution … by having the existing law amended by Congress … in addition, the new “Executive Order” Obama signed after “Obamacare” was passed, would prohibit this additional “funding stream” …  yes, a very strange Administration …

    That law, called the Dickey-Wicker amendment, was written several years before scientists began growing batches, or lines, of stem cells culled from embryos, and Obama and the two previous administrations had made a distinction between it and stem cell research.

    What a strange statement … they are “culled from embryos” because they are “embryonic stem cells”.  Prior Administrations acknowledged the “scientific fact” that stem cells can be produced without using “embryos”. This statement certainly tips the Obama Adminstration’s hand in the upcoming Federal Court Appeal .. they will, apparently, argue that “embryonic stem cell research” doesn’t involve “embryos”, that the stem cells are only “culled from the embryos” …. are you sick and tired of the lies and double talk? Below you’ll see why the “distinction” is made, scientifically and medically…  

     
     

    Two month old embryo

    Culling embryonic stem cells does kill a days-old embryo, so doing that must be funded with private money. But once the cells are culled, they can reproduce in lab dishes indefinitely. Hence, government policies said using taxpayer dollars to work with the already created batches of cells are OK.

    So the Federal Judge’s ruling allows research on the existing “embryonic stem cell lines” and on “forced” or “induced” adult stem cells while continuing the prohibition on public funding that would result in the destruction of additional human embryos .. Just as Congress mandated in the 1996 law …

    Bush consequently allowed taxpayer-funded research on 21 (existing) stem cell lines. Obama expanded — up to 75 so far — the number that could be used if the woman or couple who donated an embryo did so voluntarily and were told of other options, such as donating that embryo to another infertile woman.

    Congress twice passed legislation specifically calling for tax-funded stem cell research, legislation that Bush vetoed. Some Democrats said Tuesday they’ll try the legislation again.

    One might think that the legislation that passed authorized funding for “embryonic’ stem cell research” … but read the paragragh above again … the word “embryonic” is missing, isn’t it … I wonder why?

    The lawsuit was filed by two scientists who argued that Obama’s expansion jeopardized their ability to win government funding for research using adult stem cellsones that have already matured to create specific types of tissues — because it will mean extra competition.

    http://www.nola.com/newsflash/index.ssf/story/obama-appeals-stem-cell-ruling-some-work/7dae24e47f3644f2aa455e864cb8d5ee   

     
     

    Embryonic Stem Cells

    Finally, in the closing sentence, the author, who is so shamelessly spinning for the Obama Adminstration, darts up to the truth before dashing away again … The suit, filed by two scientists, was a suit which asked the Federal Court to “force” the Obama Administration and the various ‘Research Labs” competing for Federal Funds to conduct “stem cell research” while abiding by the Federal funding law. Yes, the law passed by Congress. 

    Obviously, the author is not only a “political hack” but is completely ignorant of what a “forced” or “induced” adult stem cell is … the editor that allowed the following to be published should be placed on leave,

    for research using adult stem cellsones that have already matured”.

    So “adult stem cells” are “stem cells that have “matured” and “embryonic stem cells” are what, “baby stem cells”?  If it were not so ignorant and sad it would be funny … but these are the experts the MSM are using to feed you the Obama line … the Obama spin …     

    The articles cited below, from the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times (very liberal publications) appeared in today’s on-line editions of each paper ….

    Embryos are not required to obtain “stem cells” – there are two types of stem cells currently being researched, “embryonic” and “adult” …    

     
     

    Human Multipotent Cord Blood Unrestricted Somatic Stem Cells

    Google: Induced pluripotency, Induced pluripotent cells, adult stem cells or iPS cells … or … forced pluripotent cells

     

    “iPSCs were first produced in 2006 from mouse cells and in 2007 from human cells.”

    “to obtain pluripotent stem cells, which are important in research and potentially have therapeutic uses, without the controversial use of embryos. They may also be less prone to immune rejection than embryonic stem cells because of the fact that they are derived entirely from the patient.”

    The scientific team that wrote the last quote correctly notes that the issue of whether pluripotent cells (stem cells), whether their source is adult stem cells or embryonic stem cells, will actually do what is hoped, has yet to be decided … the article above implies, inappropriately, a much greater degree of certainty than actually exists …

    Google NYT Stem Cell Biology and Its Complications – “Yet despite the high hopes for embryonic stem cells, progress has been slow — so far there are no available treatments using the cells. All along, though, scientists wondered if they could sidestep the ethical debate by creating embryonic stem cells without the embryos. Every cell has the same DNA. A heart cell is different from a liver cell because it uses different genes. But all the genes to make a liver cell, or any other cell, are there in the cell. The liver genes are masked in a heart cell and vice versa. Why can’t scientists find a way to unmask all of a cell’s genes and turn it directly into a stem cell without using an embryo? 

     
     

    A few years ago, two groups of researchers — one led by Dr. Thomson — did just that. They discovered that all they had to do was add four genes and a cell would reprogram itself back to its original state when it was a stem cell in an embryo. (an embryo-less, embryonic stem cell – not a “mature stem cell”).  

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/25/health/research/25cell.html

     

     
     

    Neural stem cells dividing

    Google LA Times – Scientists Rush To Use Stem Cell Money  – “researchers who were counting on an infusion of NIH funds in the next few months are now “in great jeopardy,” … the jeopardy maybe to the “scientific integrity” of the research if  “funding” rather than “cures” is the goal …

    From the same LA Times article, “At UCLA’s Broad Stem Cell Research Center, Jerome Zack just got his grant renewed Aug. 1. That means he has almost a year left to study how “embryonic” stem cells grow into blood and immune system cells. [So I guess, Dr Zack won’t be turning the lights off in his lab and going home … maybe Dr Morrison can update his resume … but if I were Dr Zack, I’d be very hestitant to take him on … something about ethics and veracity …] 

    Instead, he is thinking of diverting some of his last $250,000 in federal funds to start new experiments on induced pluripotent stem cells (adult stem cells), which behave almost exactly like embryonic stem cells but aren’t made from embryos and are therefore unaffected by Monday’s court ruling.

    http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-stem-cells-20100825,0,5608492.story

    Google – Dictionary com; Embryonic (Definition: the young of a mammal, in the early stages of development within the womb, in humans up to the end of the second month. Compare fetus.

    So in summary, how many ways is the article above and the Obama Adminstration Appeal misleading or outright untruthful…

    1). The Judge’s ruling does not block any of the “stem cell research” being completed on so called “adult stem cells” or induced pluripotent stem cells.

     2). The Judge’s ruling does not block research being conducted on money already awarded and received .. even when that research violates the provisions of the Federal Law governing the distribution of those funds … that will need to await a completion of a trial on the merits … how disappointing … that funding should never have been disbursed in the first place

    3). The Judge’s ruling does not affect research that is being completed in a manner which is “compliant” with the controlling Federal Law … whether the research is being done with the use of so called “adult stem cells” or “embryonic stem cells” that had been previously “culled” and were anticipated in the funding provisions of the 1996 Federal Law. 

    The real question should be why the Obama Administration and the NIH have chosen to violate the funding provisions of the applicable Federal Law passed by Congress and why the Obama Administration and the NIH continue to favor “embryonic stem cell research” when the most recent scientific advances have demonstrated that “forced” or “induced” adult stem cells provide numerous medical advantages in the areas of cell rejection and cell immunity while eliminating the “ethical questions” involved in “harvesting” new embryonic stem cells … something that Congress has precluded from Federal funding. 

     
     

    Stem cells that have differentiated into neurons

    The real issue is, apparently, politics and Obama’s special interest groups, the real issues are moving away from medicine, science and “cures” … and moving towards “special interests” and “political diversions” …

    What a shame that the American public is subjected to the political hysteria being created by this author on behalf of the Obama Administration …  rather than a rationale explanation of the “resource allocation” and scientific and medical advantages of the various means of producing “pluripotent cells” … the issue is not “pluripotent cells” or “stem cells” the issue is how we obtain them … whether you cull them from an embryo and kill the embryo in the process or whether to reproduce the cell from exisitng lines or whether you create a new cell by inducing the “stem” or “pluripotent cells” form an “adult cell”, you end up with the same building block … a new “pluripotent cell”.

     

    The following is from the Los Angeles Times article … I offer it as an alternate explanation of what the Federal Court suit was really about … there are 10’s of thousands of researchers investigating the potential of stem cells … Congress has passed legislation and devised a means of allocating funds to the competing parties … The Obama Adminstration, using the NIH, has attempted to improperly re-allocate the available resources to Obama’s political supporters …
     
    “The two researchers who brought the case argued that their ability to secure NIH funding for their work with adult stem cells is hampered because they have to compete with researchers seeking money to work on embryonic stem cells. But Collins (NIH Director) said that this argument made no sense because funding for stem cell projects is not a zero-sum game. All 50,000 applications received by the agency each year are in competition with one another, with no set amount devoted to stem cells. In the current fiscal year, he noted, the NIH has allocated $137 million for human embryonic stem cell research and significantly more — $388 million — for other types of stem cell research. One of the plaintiffs in the case, James L. Sherley of the Boston Biomedical Research Institute, got $425,500 of that, according to NIH records.”
     
    Whether the “funding” is a zero sum game is a secondary matter. Whether the funding conforms with Congressional directives and mandates is of primary importance –  Based on these stated numbers it seems highly unlikely that “stem cell research” will come to a screaching halt – $388 million dollars of “stem cell funding” is completely unaffected and has nothing to do with “culling and killing embryos” though some of the $388 million funding will involve “induced embryonic stem cells” or those created from adult cells – of the remaining $137 million, any funding already dispersed is unaffected, of the remaining money yet to be “dispersed” only those funds involved with the “destruction” of new embryos will be withheld under the Judge’s ruling …
     
    The issue is one of competent medical research being pursued in a manner that is consistent with the funding limitations set by Congress … all of the rest is just another political diverson being manufactured by the Obama Administration… 
     

     

    Update: 09/28/2010

    Court OKs US-funded stem cell research for now

    WASHINGTON – An appeals court ruled Tuesday that government funding of embryonic stem cell research can continue for now.

    The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington granted the Obama administration’s request to allow the funding from the National Institutes of Health while it appeals a judge’s order blocking the research.

    The administration had argued that stopping the research while the case proceeds would irreparably harm scientific progress toward potentially lifesaving medical treatment.

    U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth had blocked President Barack Obama’s research funding guidelines because he said it’s likely they violate the law against federal funding of embryo destruction.

    A three-judge panel of the appeals court issued an unusually quick decision, a day after hearing arguments over whether the funding could continue while it considers the case. The court also said it would expedite the case.

    Researchers hope one day to use stem cells in ways that cure spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s disease and other ailments. Opponents say the research is a form of abortion because human embryos must be destroyed to obtain the stem cells.

    A 1996 law prohibits the use of taxpayer dollars in work that harms an embryo, so batches have been culled using private money. But those batches can reproduce in lab dishes indefinitely, and Obama administration issued rules permitting taxpayer dollars to be used in work with the already created batches.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100928/ap_on_sc/us_stem_cells

    Lessons to Learn from the H1N1 scare – The United Nations – WHO / CDC Manipulate Reporting –

    Reposted from June 20, 2009 with a statistical  update from August 17, 2010  

    Have you read an article like this …..

    US swine flu cases now exceed 21,000; 87 deaths

    ATLANTA – The national count of swine flu cases has risen to 21,449 cases and the number of deaths have nearly doubled to 87.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the number of confirmed and probable cases Friday morning. The tally is up from the last week’s count of 18,000 cases and 44 deaths

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090619/ap_on_sc/us_med_swine_flu_4

    The United States is a Country of 300,000,000 plus (300 Million plus) people. The percent of the population that has contracted the much hyped Swine Flu stands at .00007 %, or in other words, 1 person in every 10,700 has contracted the flu since the Government inspired “panic”, complete with school and business closings, started 4 months ago.

    The odds are much better that you’ll be struck by lightning, at some point in your lifetime, than of catching the Swine Flu. (The odds of being struck by lightning, assumming you live to be 80, is 1 in 5000 – http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/medical.htm ). 

    It is estimated that 100 individuals a year die from bee stings in the U.S. (http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/bee-and-wasp-stings) , over 8,000 people are bitten by poisonous snakes each year. http://www.whmentors.org/saf/snakes.html .

    On average, 15 children die every day due to preventable accidental injury in the US. http://www.usa.safekids.org/tier3_cd.cfm?content_item_id=24791&folder_id=300 . During the time period when the US has experienced 87 flu related deaths mentioned in this article, 1800 children have died in preventable accidents.

    Relief agencies estimate that 10,000 displaced people are dying from disease and malnutrition every month in Dafur’s refuge camps. A condition that has existed since 2003.  http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2008-03-28-2046054389_x.htm  

    While the flu related deaths, like any death, are regrettable, I don’t understand the continued hype. Is it possible the Government is trying to create a distraction from the real crisis, like the US ecomony? Is the CDC and WHO acting out of a “self serving” interests … we need to follow the money … who is manufacturing the vacinations? 

    McAuleys World Update: Single response directed to the 26 irate Obama supporters to send the same response to this blog today: 1) Reference the sited article before you make the ridiculous claim that the stats that I sited are out of date –  what a miserably weak responce – the Associated Press report is dated Friday June 19, 2009 – yesterday. The statistics, quoted in the article as coming from the CDC, are obviously correct and current. 2) You are all Political Science majors correct –  because it is obvious none of you are handy with math.

    Maybe it’s an Obama thing? His math is fuzzy too.

    All 26 claim, incorrectly, that the death toll associated with the swine flu in the U.S. is now 150. As if the alleged increase from 88 to 150 would suggest some sort of statistical significance in evalauting the Swine Flu as a national threat. While the deaths are a tragedy for the families that are directly involved, from the perspective of a national medical emergency, the Swine Flu is a non-event. The school and business closings have been unnecessary and wasteful. Even assuming  15o deaths associated with the Swine Flu, 150 is something less than one person out every 2 million (2,000,000). Let me help you out with your math …… heard the term “a shot in a million”, dying from the swine flu is twice as rare. 

    Thanks for the comments anyway …… do you all work in the same “blogging office”? Is there a supervisor that writes your responses for you? It simply isn’t statistically possible to receive 26 responses, all claiming Friday’s stats from the CDC, are out of date, without sometype of coordinated activity taking place.

    Update 08/17/2010

    Chicken Little over swine flu: Learning from the H1N1 scare

    Last year’s scare over a potential H1N1 flu epidemic was a bust, the WHO now indicates. With reports of another scare over a “superbug” supposedly from India, officials and media need to act with caution and restraint without stoking fears.

    Some media outlets are making much of reports that Westerners seeking low-cost medical treatment in India might have returned carrying a drug-resistant bacterial infection. But that news should be seen in light of another, less noticed news item this week: As a potential pandemic, the H1N1 flu virus was a bust.

    The World Health Organization (WHO) says H1N1, also known as swine flu, is not eradicated, but it has lost its “superbug” status, becoming just another flu variant among many.

    Fourteen months ago dire predictions swirled through the news media about the possible effects of H1N1. Hundreds of thousands of deaths were possible, and perhaps 40 percent of the US work force could be affected, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated. (The CDC had already declared the H1N1 public health emergency over by June 23.)

    Nothing remotely close to those predictions came about. The WHO estimates the number of deaths from H1N1 in 2009 at 18,500, [world wide] though it says that number is almost surely underreported. Still, it is a figure far lower than the hundreds of thousands of deaths worldwide attributed to other strains of influenza every year. Why did the pandemic fizzle? “Pure good luck,” WHO Director-General Margaret Chan says, that it didn’t mutate into a more troublesome form.

    European governments and medical groups have criticized the way the WHO handled the H1N1 outbreak, saying it caused unnecessary expense, including stockpiling of unneeded drugs, and undue public alarm.

    Dr. Chan has defended the organization’s actions, pointing out that from the start the WHO had termed H1N1 as “a pandemic of moderate severity” from which ”most people” would recover – many without receiving any medical treatment.

    But is that the impression that was left on most people?

    “The number of victims of H1N1 fell far short of even the more conservative predictions by the WHO,” said an investigative article in BMJ (British Medical Journal) in June. The authors’ “investigation has revealed damaging issues. If these are not addressed, H1N1 may yet claim its biggest victim – the credibility of the WHO and the trust in the global public health system.”

    Questions have also been raised about the secret “emergency committee” that guided the WHO’s policies on H1N1.

    This week the WHO released the names of the emergency committee, several of whom had ties to drug manufacturers as advisers or received support for their research from the industry.

    Fighting an infectious disease is a serious matter. Public health organizations and governments can face tough calls in trying to pass along sensible information about possible health problems. They must share helpful information without creating undue panic or alarm. Chan suggested that “perhaps we need more flexibility in our future pandemic planning.” In the future the organization might offer “a best-case, an intermediate-case, and a worst-case scenario … to allow flexibility and adjustment as we track the evolution of the pandemic.”

    The news media bear a responsibility, too, in not sensationalizing a public health story in order to grab reader attention. But today formal news organizations are less the “gatekeepers” of such news than ever before. People share their own versions of what’s happening via social media: e-mails, Facebook, Twitter, and the like. Chan acknowledged as much, noting that “we need to adapt the way we do communication, and learn how to work with social media and social networks.”

    Perhaps some of these lessons can be applied to the “superbug” now being traced to India. The H1N1 pandemic that never was may provide a useful history lesson in that regard.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/the-monitors-view/2010/0813/Chicken-Little-over-swine-flu-Learning-from-the-H1N1-scare

    McAuleysworld Comments

    Another United Nations Group discredited for it’s self serving manipulation of scientific inquiry … an inquiry that netted a tremendous amount of money to “policy makers” whose decisions are made behind closed doors …. Move over UN IPCC (United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), you are clearly not alone ……… 

    Obama’s Immigration Speech: Policy or Politics

    I’ve listened to the speech three times now.

    It hasn’t gotten any better or more specific for that matter.

    How can the man who is the President of the Country, ignore the responsibilities he is sworn to uphold, while he race baits and divides this nation with his false claims.

    For months we waited for President Obama and his Administration to actually read the Arizona Law.

    We should have asked that the Administration read our existing immigration laws instead.

    The Country needs “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”.

    I don’t get it. What does that mean” Comprehensive Immigration Reform”.

    Our country has over 15,000 pages of immigration law. There are over half a million pages of Immigration Hearing Decisions and Immigration Appellate Decisions on the books.

    Back when they passed the last three “Comprehensive Immigration Reforms”, Congress actually read the laws they passed. In fact the laws were read and debated and went through the legislative process designed by our Founding Fathers and enumerated in the Constitution. The last three “Comprehensive Immigration Reforms” were not written behind closed doors in the dead of night and taken to a final vote before Congress had the chance to read and comment on the laws.

    When the President says, “We need to create a path to citizenship”, what the hell is he talking about?

    A path to citizenship? Doesn’t the Country already provide a “path to citizenship” for non citizens?

    When the President says, “We need a viable guest worker program”, what the hell is he talking about?

    Doesn’t the Country have a “Guest Worker Program”? How can this great Country not have a “Guest Worker Program”?

    Isn’t the President an Attorney?

    I seem to recall the MSM telling me the President was one of the smartest men in America. Wasn’t he a “lecturer” at a Law School, even if he wasn’t a Constitutional Law Professor as has been claimed.

    A Path to Citizenship

    The United States of America has had established rules for foreign born individuals to become citizens of this great country since the 1790’s.

    The United States adopted its Constitution in 1789 and passed the first immigration laws in 1790. http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/immigrationlaw/chapter1.html

    The United States has clearly defined laws and procedures for foreign born nationals to become U.S. citizens. Those laws and rules are created by the U.S. Congress.

    In this writer’s opinion the existing laws are quite detailed and have undergone several “Comprehensive Reforms”, the last such reform was completed in 1996. The one before that in 1986.

    Unfortunately, certain American cities (Sanctuary Cities), States and members of the Federal Government, including President Obama and his Executive Branch, refuse to enforce the laws enumerated in either of the last two “Comprehensive Reforms”.  

    http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/immigrationlaw/chapter1.html

    In 2009 over 1,000,000 foreign born nationals were granted the rights and privileges of being a U.S. Citizen. Over 1 million new citizens.  http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/statistics/publications/natz_fr_2009.pdf

    The existing path to citizenship for foreign born nations is a wide one, an average of 2,750 individuals are granted citizenship every day of every week, 12 months a year.

    In addition to the 1,000,000 new citizens created every year, the United States grants the rights and privileges of being an LPR (Legal Permanent Resident) to over 1,000,000 foreign born citizens every year.

    In 2009 the exact number was 1,130,818. One million, one hundred thirty thousand, eight hundred and eighteen foreign born nationals became “Legal Permanent Residents” in 2009.

    http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/statistics/publications/lpr_fr_2009.pdf

    Guest Worker Programs

    You’d think this great country would have a “guest worker program” wouldn’t you?

    I mean, how can a country as great as ours not have a “guest worker program”?

    The answer is, the United States has the largest “guest worker program” in the world. The United States allows more “foreign born” individuals to cross its borders to work than all other countries in the world combined.

    That is correct: If you take the total number of “guest workers” allowed by all other Countries in the world and add them together, the United States allows nearly twice as many “guest workers” into the USA, to work every year.

    In 2009 the United States allowed 36 million “guest workers” to enter the Country.

    http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/statistics/publications/ni_fr_2009.pdf

    The 36 million guest workers were part of the 160 million “non-immigrant admissions” allowed into our Country last year. http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/statistics/publications/ni_fr_2009.pdf

    A total of 160 million “non-immigrant admissions” into our Country, our Country only has 300 million citizens. For every 2 citizens the United States allowed 1 non-immigrant admisssion.  http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/statistics/publications/ni_fr_2009.pdf

    Securing the Border

    It is estimated that there are as many as 20,000,000  (20 million) illegal aliens currently living in the United States.

    Twice in our Countries immediate past we have written and passed “Comprehensive Immigration Reforms”, once in 1986 and again in 1996. Each time the “reform” was passed the bureaucrats in Washington promised to secure our borders. They have yet to secure the borders. Amnesty has been tried and it failed, failed because the Politicians refused to secure the borders. 

    Why do we have 20,000,000 (20 million) illegal aliens living in this Country? Because the Federal Government refuses to do its job, because the Federal Government has failed to crack down on and eliminate the illegal and unconstitutional “Sanctuary Cities” in our country.

    The illegal aliens in this Country have one thing in common, they have violated this nations laws by either entering this Country illegally or by overstaying the time granted them under a “legal stay”, a time period the illegal aliens promised to honor and obey.

    Congress and Immigration Quotas

    The United States Congress sets and establishes immigration quotas and limits. The process is a complicated one and involves an analysis of the Country’s need for new citizens, the number of available jobs, whether the Country is in a recession, depression or period of sustained growth. The Congress considers the cost of immigration to American taxpayers and the dangers to the Country’s security in setting quotas and the criteria for excluding individuals from entering the United States.

    The illegal aliens who have entered this Country have done so in an attempt to by-pass the Nation’s rules, regulations, quotas and screening procedures.

    It has been estimated that 40% of the illegal aliens currently in the Country have been convicted of a felony or are currently wanted on outstanding felony warrants in their Country of origin. These are individuals who would be denied entry into our Country under any form of “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” past, present or future.

    Comprehensive Reform – What about those waiting for legal admission

    There are an approximate 17,000,000 (17 million) people waiting for legal admission into the United States, 17 million who have completed the proper paper work, undergone the necessary screening and interviews, individuals who have conformed to our laws and regulations and are awaiting their turn to become American citizens. Exactly why is it they should be denied that opportunity or be asked to wait in line while “special consideration” is given to those who are here illegally?

    POLICY NOT POLITICS

    Mr. President secure the borders, today. Enforce our existing laws today.

    Congress has been empowered to set quotas for the number of new citizens and “guest workers” that allowed to enter this Country every year.

    If you’d like to suggest “new quotas” please do so, however, do the job you are sworn to do first, secure our borders.

    Mr. President we have two sets of aliens in this Country, those that have followed our laws and come to this Country legally and those that ignored and evaded our laws to get here illegally.

    Mr. President this Country is our home. Stop rewarding those who disrespect this home, those who refuse to honor the rules of the “house”. When you reward “bad behavior” you get more “bad behavior”. Enforce our laws, enforce the rules of the “house” and don’t change the rules to accommodate the individuals who ignored them in the first place.

    Mr. President we are a Country of laws, it is your job to enforce them. Do your job, Mr. President.  Quit trying to divide the Country for your political advantage and enforce the laws of this land.

    Mr. President, the “immigration system” is not what needs to be held accounable, Mr. President you are accountable, accountable for securing our borders.

    Additional Posts:

    The Arizona Law – Facts from Fiction: https://mcauleysworld.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/the-immigration-debate-arizonas-law-facts-from-fiction-are-you-tired-of-being-lied-to/  

    America’s Comprehensive Immigration Reform 1790 -2009: https://mcauleysworld.wordpress.com/2010/05/22/comprehensive-immigration-reform-the-history-of-immigration-reform-in-america-1790-to-2009/   

    The Immigration Debate: Broken Borders – A Video History – The New Slavery, Human Trafficking https://mcauleysworld.wordpress.com/2010/06/09/the-immigration-debate-a-video-history-broken-borders-human-trafficking/

    The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Sex Crimes & Illegal Immigration: https://mcauleysworld.wordpress.com/2009/03/22/the-dark-side-of-illegal-immigration-one-million-sex-crimes-committed-by-illegal-immigrants-in-the-united-states/

    Obama’s Dishonesty: Crack down on employers? ICE suspends ”workplace raids”: https://mcauleysworld.wordpress.com/2009/03/19/obama-administration-suspends-enforcement-of-work-place-raids-for-illegals/  

    Illegal Immigrants – Repeat Criminal Offenses:  https://mcauleysworld.wordpress.com/2009/03/22/illegals-immigrants-become-repeat-criminals-the-washington-times/

    Mexican Cartels Threaten Mexico’s Democracy – The Assassination of Rodolfo Torre: https://mcauleysworld.wordpress.com/2010/06/29/the-arizona-law-mexican-drug-cartels-threaten-mexican-democracy-leading-politician-assassinated-obamas-inaction-threatens-american-security/

    The Assassination of Rodolfo Torre: Mexico offers armored cars, security details for other candidates: The Assassination of Rodolfo Torre: Mexico offers armored cars, security details for other candidates

    U.S. Embassy Employees In Mexico Assassinated For Providing Travel Visas To Rival Drug Cartel

    Mexican Drug Cartel Kidnaps, Tortures And Murders 7 Police / Cartel Ambushes Bus – 12 Officers Killed

    Mexican Murder Suspect In U.S. Consulate Killings: US Consulate Infiltrated “The State Department, meanwhile, announced new travel restrictions Friday for U.S. government employees working away from the border in Mexico and Central America. As of July 15, they and their families are barred from crossing anywhere along Texas’ border, north or south, because of safety concerns. The U.S. government continues to urge Americans to exercise extreme caution or defer unnecessary travel to certain parts of Mexico.”

    Bloody Border: 21 Killed in Mexican Gang Battle Near Arizona

    Shots Fired from Mexico Hit El Paso,Texas City Hall

    Assistant Attorney General for the State of Chihuahua, Mexico Assassinated in Ciudad Juarez

     

    Obama’s Immigration Speech & Arziona’s Law: Mexican Drug Cartels Assassinate Leading Candidate In Governor’s Race

    Mexcian drug Cartels assassinated Rodolfo Torre as he rode in his ‘Campaign Caravan” … Mr. Torre was the leading candidate for Governor in this next Sunday’s scheduled election.

    Read the full story, which was posted two days ago, here:  https://mcauleysworld.wordpress.com/2010/06/29/the-arizona-law-mexican-drug-cartels-threaten-mexican-democracy-leading-politician-assassinated-obamas-inaction-threatens-american-security/

    Congress, The Deficit, Your 401K, Obama Care,The Gulf, Immigration, Taxes, Foreclosures and Unemployment: “I’m Mad As Hell And I’m Not Going To Take It Anymore”

    The movie is 1976’s  “Network”. The actor, Peter Finch, playing news anchor Howard Beal, won a posthumous Academy Award for Best Actor. 

    Yes, life imitates art.

    Peter Finch as Howard Beal - NETWORK - 1976

    Its not 1976 anymore, it is 2010 and today our window is the internet ………..  America ushered in a “Revolution” in 1980  …..

    see one of the architects of that revolution here: https://mcauleysworld.wordpress.com/2010/06/28/freedom-misery-tyranny-the-federal-deficit-professor-milton-friedman/

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