Grey Thoughts
Stupid Media Quote on Stem Cells
Highlighting the breakthrough in turning skin cells into essentially embryonic stem cells, Time names it the top scientific breakthrough of 2007. Of course, in the rationalizing of still needing to kill humans for research comes the winner of the top stupid quote of 2007.
His and Yamanaka's work is still in its early stages, and it's unclear whether reprogrammed skin cells will turn out to be as useful as embryonic stem cells; for now, stem-cell experts agree that embryonic research must continue.

Newsflash, being as 'useful' as embryonic stem cells is just have to not be able to do anything useful. Compared to adult stem cells where over 70 therapies are currently helping humanity, embryonic stem cells are the vapourware of the medical world. Great for keeping researchers paid, but that is about it.
Breaking News - Evidence of Interstellar War
New Scientist has the scoop.
A jet of hot gas and high-energy particles is shooting out from the core of a galaxy called 3C321 and hitting a neighbour, a new study reveals.

Yay For Krudd
Now that Kevni Rudd has signed the Kyoto protocol, but refused to set emissions targets (and if someone can explain to me how those two things work together, I'd appreciate it), it's time to check out just how effective the protocol has been.

The Kyoto treaty was agreed upon in late 1997 and countries started signing and ratifying it in 1998. A list of countries and their carbon dioxide emissions due to consumption of fossil fuels is available from the U.S. government. If we look at that data and compare 2004 (latest year for which data is available) to 1997 (last year before the Kyoto treaty was signed), we find the following.

* Emissions worldwide increased 18.0%.
* Emissions from countries that signed the treaty increased 21.1%.
* Emissions from non-signers increased 10.0%.
* Emissions from the U.S. increased 6.6%.

Useful thing, this Kyoto Protocol....great idea Kevni
Climate Change Nonsense Consensus
It is easy to claim there is no debate when you don't let people who have a different opinion speak. Such is the case at the Bali International Climate Science Coalition. All contrary opinions and evidence are being suppressed, even when it has appeared in scientific journals.

The International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC) has been denied the opportunity to present at panel discussions, side events, and exhibits; its members were denied press credentials. The group consists of distinguished scientists from Africa, Australia, India, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The scientists, citing pivotal evidence on climate change published in peer-reviewed journals, have expressed their opposition to the UN's alarmist theory of anthropogenic global warming. As the debate on man-made global warming has been heating up, the UN has tried to freeze out the scientists and new evidence, summarily dismissing them with the claim "the science is settled."

It isn't is a power play. The stench is getting stronger.
Leftwing Inclusive Double Speak
Yesterday, I mentioned that many who complain about 'hate crimes' are just using double speak in order to push their own agenda. Today, another instance shows itself. 18 Democratic senators voted 'no' or abstained from a resolution honoring Christmas and the Christian faith. 17 of those same senators voted 'yes' for similar resolutions honoring Islam and Indian religions. (The 1 who didn't wasn't present for those votes).

Being inclusive is merely a propaganda tool for these people. Absolutely shameful.
Hate Crimes Against Christians
With all the talk of hate crimes against homosexuals and Muslims, no one seems to take note of hate crimes against Christians, which seem to be on the rise thanks to the deluded rantings of Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins. Hate crimes against Christians far outstrip any of the groups we normally hear about, but obviously, the people who scream about hate aren't really about getting rid of all hate crimes...just the ones they want to get rid of.

From the web writings of the shooter..."I'm coming for EVERYONE soon and I WILL be armed to the @#%$ teeth and I WILL shoot to kill. ...God, I can't wait till I can kill you people. Feel no remorse, no sense of shame, I don't care if I live or die in the shoot-out. All I want to do is kill and injure as many of you ... as I can especially Christians who are to blame for most of the problems in the world."
Kevin Rudd Breaks First Election Promise
No surprises there....
PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd last night did an about-face on deep cuts to greenhouse gas emissions, days after Australia's delegation backed the plan at the climate talks in Bali.

A government representative at the talks this week said Australia backed a 25-40 per cent cut on 1990 emission levels by 2020.

But after warnings it would lead to huge rises in electricity prices, Mr Rudd said the Government would not support the target.

The repudiation of the delegate's position represents the first stumble by the new Government's in its approach to climate change.

Mr Rudd said he supported a longer-term greenhouse emissions cut of 60 per cent of 2000 levels by 2050.

No government can implement the targets without being voted out or worse, expelled by a very angry population, due to the costs involved and the poverty it would cause.

Reality always has a way of dampening the unrealistic notions of the left wing moonbats....
The War is Twice as Popular as the US Congress
The War: 40%
US Congress: 20%

They need to pull out of congress now! Bring the politicians home! Cut their funding!

(HT: Instapundit)

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