Monday, March 9, 2009

The "Change" Everyone Knew Was Coming

It has happened today.  A single man's directive to usher in more unethical and greedy science than actual research for actual, working cures.  The harbinger of death is no more evident than in this Administration's actions and the will of the Democratic Party.  The propaganda being spewed by the proponents and President Obama himself is misleading at the very least.  His saying that human cloning will never be allowed for "human reproduction" is laudable, but impossible to control with his executive order to allow embryonic stem cell research.  Proof of this is the successful use of the term "stem cell research" to include embryonic stem cell use and research and pinning those of us against only the embryonic stem cell industry as our being against all stem cell research.  That huge deception is going to bankrupt this country financially and morally, if we are not already.

As one can attest via today's stock market, those few, special interest companies mainly working in embryonic stem cell research have seen their stocks soar.  Not benefitting from this executive order are the companies who have been continuing their research and development in ADULT stem cell research.  They actually have cures and treatments in the pipeline.  No embryonic stem cell R&D has yet to show ANY, ANY success using embryonic stem cells.

Today, I would predicate, sets the path for further enslavement of our lower class, the market of purchasing women's eggs for use in research and thus more women put in harms way in exchange for financial gain (called enslavement folks), and billions and billions of taxpayer dollars to prove in ten years that still, as in the last ten years by California research companies, that embryonic stem cells cannot be harnessed or used for predictable treatments and cures.  Remember, Korea hailed great success, only for the announcement to be exposed as a fraud.  Same thing happened in Britain.  This research has been going on since the 1960s without one success.

President Obama today orated the same, tired "potential to cure diabetes, spinal cord injuries, Parkinsons Disease".  Note the use, after all these years, of the word "potential".  Yet, being shunned and ignored are the 60-70 treatments now being used by patients of adult stem cells to treat all manner of medical treatments.  The politicians, celebrities and research professionals have cast off these successes and avoided recognizing and praising them as it would hurt their agenda of promoting abortion and human cloning and the slippery slope we all know will lead to such atrocities as designer babies, the early detection and abortion of less than perfect, in the eyes of the vain, babies "who might be a problem".  None of us on this side of this argument have any problem whatsoever with the use of cord blood for stem cells, placenta for stem cells, rhino cells, skin cells and likely more I am not aware of.  Use of OUR OWN CELLS to heal us!

The bottom line here is that OUR cells cannot be PATENTED as a line of developed cells.  But grow a set of embryonic cells and the law says you can.  Thus the huge, highly funded propaganda campaigns to fund embryonic cells rather than let the market and actual scientific progress focus funds to the research that works.  This flies straight into the face of Healthcare reform to make healthcare more affordable and more accessible.  Rather than allow us to bank or have our own cells donated to heal each of us, our government is deciding it is better to put women's health at risk, insure fewer babies born, population decline and (if it even works) of near monopolization of cures so that like chemo drugs, stem cell treatments can be made expensive simply because so few companies are allowed to even manufacture these potential cures.

It just makes no sense other than greed and social engineering to fund embryonic stem cell research.  But then, I believe, the Liberal socialist agenda is to force the majority of Americans to accept the Liberal agenda of no morals, no God, no ethics and redistribution of wealth except as it concerns them.

Next - the "Freedom of Choice Act".  Choice to kill a baby at any point in its life just because he or she is unwanted.  And the Choice here is that Doctors will be required to comply with a patients request to abort the pregnancy at any time and not allowed to contact her parents if she is under age.  And no Pro Life consultation will be allowed if the clinic does not choose to allow such alternative 'choice'.

I'm still looking where the "Choice" is in the FOCA bill.

God Help Us!

Russ Wojtkiewicz

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Two steps forward, three steps back

Ok, ok, so I'm quoting lyrics from a Paula Abdul song.  It was a great video merging her dance and an animated wolf.

But, the dance is not unlike the Dow Jones Industrials.  All were hopeful that Wednesday's 150 point gain might harbinger the end of the stock market's downward free fall.  But of course, we learned today that it was not to be as we not only lost the gains of Wednesday but retreated all but another 150 points.  We're now flirting with a 6500 Dow.  Seems the current administration is not the only one who cannot deliver on promised plans and details.  China revealed it didn't have a stimulus plan for its own economy.  And we started holding a conference on how to reform healthcare in America.

This whole ordeal is so bad, New York stock brokers are cold calling us in the midwest with very low key introductions to ask if they can call us back when they have a line on some good investment opportunities.  Yes, I got one of these calls.  And I checked them out.  All true.  They are lining up new investors once they believe a bottom has occurred.

Interesting in this conversation, I mentioned I was looking for alternative energy companies that tailor to residential, not utility customers.  This broker stated that was going to be hot.  Well, aside from the line of bovine scantology he just fed me, I would hope he is right beyond our wildest dreams.

If you get a chance, check out the video sort of explaining the great new Smart Grid on the GE website

Sounds great, right?  Central control of all electrical outlets and appliances so less energy is used or demanded and therefore keeping costs down.  It will be joyous on that day in July or August as we who have home offices pleasantly work away on our computers and office equipment, maintaining a comfortable temperature in our home office.  Then, our UPS battery backup systems alert us that power has been lowered or cutoff.  We power down our equipment and notice that the air conditioner is not running.  Check the thermostat and it now says it is set to maintain 85º, we thinking for sure in the fact we had it set for 78º or 80º.  We check the breaker box for a tripped breaker.  All circuits are intact.  We get creative and dig out our AC meter.  No reading.  None.  No lights.  Ah, but I'm a trained engineer and have a multimeter (or several).  Hmm.  Outlet dead as a power outage in a December ice storm.  But not all circuits are out.   Freezer and Refrigerator are still in good working order.  Then, about 6pm, after about 3 hours of deciding to take in some sun and a beer on the deck since working was interrupted, the air conditioner kicks back on and sure enough, the UPS says it has line power again.

Thank you there Big Brother for keeping me from earning a living for 1/2 a day and making it harder to afford to pay for that electricity you are "saving".  And for saving our planet!  Bless you.

Cinch down the safety belts folks.  Its going to be a wild ride.  We just don't know when the checkered flag will wave and we can relax for awhile.....

But I promise, my solution is coming.  Humble as it will be and it is only one opinion.  But it starts with one idea being published.  Then talked about.  Perhaps even debated.  And who knows, perhaps an idea can then be perfected by other ideas and real change takes place.

I don't know about you, but this change ushered in by our new President seems intensely familiar.  Well, like climate change, any difference can be defined as change I suppose.  But like the current climate, Washington looks awful normal to me.

Russ Wojtkiewicz