But you won’t stand for it.
Later this week the House will vote on HR 1, a “continuing resolution” (CR) to fund the federal government for the remainder of FY 2011. HR 1 would cut NIH funding by $1.6 billion (5.2%) BELOW the current level – reducing the nation’s medical research budget to $29.4 billion! Everyone in the scientific community – researchers, trainees, lab personnel, etc. – must protest these short-sighted cuts. The cuts will slow the discovery of new treatments, lead to wasteful termination of projects, and ultimately cost some Americans their jobs. In addition, cutting the NIH budget will discourage young people from pursuing careers in science.
Please contact your Representative IMMEDIATELY to urge him/her to oppose the cuts to NIH and vote against HR 1.
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NASA’s Stardust-NExT mission took this image of comet Tempel 1 at 8:39 p.m. PST (11:39 p.m. EST) on Feb 14, 2011. The comet was first visited by NASA’s Deep Impact mission in 2005. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell
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South Dakota would make the killing of abortion providers legal.
A law under consideration in South Dakota would expand the definition of “justifiable homicide” to include killings that are intended to prevent harm to a fetus–a move that could make it legal to kill doctors who perform abortions. The Republican-backed legislation, House Bill 1171, has passed out of committee on a nine-to-three party-line vote, and is expected to face a floor vote in the state’s GOP-dominated House of Representatives soon.
“The bill in South Dakota is an invitation to murder abortion providers.”
The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Phil Jensen, a committed foe of abortion rights, alters the state’s legal definition of justifiable homicide by adding language stating that a homicide is permissible if committed by a person “while resisting an attempt to harm” that person’s unborn child or the unborn child of that person’s spouse, partner, parent, or child. If the bill passes, it could in theory allow a woman’s father, mother, son, daughter, or husband to kill anyone who tried to provide that woman an abortion–even if she wanted one.
Fucking Christians. Read more. If you are a Christian and you don’t believe that abortion providers should be shot dead legally in South Dakota then say something about it, please. Your silence is exactly the same as your guilt.
I did not get on the Tiger Hating bandwagon when it was revealed that he had a wife and 19 girlfriends. First, I’m sure they were all having a great time at some point. Second, I can see where his wife would be pissed off but she did marry a golfer after all. What else was she expecting???? Finally, there’s like a billion people in this world whose children just died or will soon die of some preventable disease and Tiger Woods, his wife and his girlfriends don’t have a problem like that, so boo hoo.
I was unfazed by the big maneno over the car crash. Again, “first world problems” of the rich and famous, especially golfers, do not impress me. It is a bit more annoying that he has golfed like a Third Rate Hack for the entire golf season, as well as the pre-season and post season.1 But since I could care less (or not) about golf, then, well, I couldn’t care less about that.
But now, Tiger Woods has gone to far. He spit on the green.
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