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Stem-Cell Research Booming

The lamestream media told you:
Congress finally passed urgent stem-cell legislation that scientists say has potential to cure every horrible disease plaguing humanity. President Bush vetoed the much needed bill the next day.

Critics say his strong moral and religious beliefs are interfering with logic and much needed advances in science, and will seek to override his veto, but observers say they don't have the votes for an override.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
Stem-cell research is not threatened at all by the President's action.

The only thing President Bush vetoed is spending even more money on stem-cell research than the federal government is already spending. Labs nationwide have been getting federal tax money for five years, to investigate this embryonic field.

The taxpayer-funded work is in direct competition with private firms that must raise their own capital in the race to develop lucrative new cures for various ailments.

Globally, a sprint for stem-cell cure-alls proceeds at lightning pace, meaning the President's veto will simply put federally funded leeches at a disadvantage to domestic and international competitors.

Privately, U.S. research firms were delighted at the veto which, though viewed by the lamestream media as a reactionary moralistic slap at science, merely leveled the playing field for profit-dependent drug makers and others who have few limitations on the work they can do. Government researchers labor under strict limits on what they're allowed to do, which the dead bill would not have changed.

Some observers believe communist China is in the front of the pack, since their use of aborted fetuses raises few concerns in a country that largely believes life starts at birth, not conception. South Korea and Great Britain have also made great strides in this nascent field.

Religious leaders who have led their followers to believe the veto will save lives and end ghoulish procedures have been completely misled by the lamestream media on the issues, the effect of the killed bill, the current state of domestic research, and global nature of the science.

The biggest effect of the veto is to save taxpayers significant sums of money, for programs not authorized by the Constitution anyway, though observers say that was probably not the President's primary motivation.

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