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Dana interview with Senator Reid regarding NIH shutdown

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    I wanted to compliment you on your perceptive question about the children who were being denied clinical trials for their cancer. It was very revealing when it comes to the political implications of a universal public health plan and the conflicts with costly critical patient care. I wish you would explore the implications of this conflict further. And NEVER allow yourself to be intimidated by a "public servant". The fact that you asked the question deserves more respect than to have your intelligence questioned.
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    Excuse me, Senator Reid did not question your intelligence except in a left handed way. He called you reckless and irresponsible for backing him into a corner that led to a revealing response for which he would later have to apologize.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    I wasn't sure what point you were making, but I found the context of the interview in Politico.

    Politico: Much ado about NIH

    This is another example of how the right wing media will cherry pick and clip a portion of an interview to provide a misleading headline to feed the rage of their base.
  • Liberal
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    Fellow forum participants

    Stop ever believing that these people have the capacity to care for anyone other than themselves. They don't care about cancer patients, vets, the elderly, homeless, mentally ill and jobless. Things will change when we change. Why does it shock you so much?
  • Liberal Democrat
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    L.A. Citizen --

    It doesn't shock me in the least. I've been following them for years, and I use this website to call attention to their lies and misinformation...and selfish greed. Nothing that they do surprises me anymore. They are hopelessly married to that right wing ideology and incapable of critical thinking.
  • Liberal
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    Here's the deal.....if some whacked religious nut wants to believe that there's this Omni present invisible deity in the sky holding a score card, clearly he needs to be kept with the rest of his fellow brethren. How do we respond to that? These special people are allowed to have a voice in this country. That is scary.

    You can be put to death in this country, denied medical care, stripped of your civil liberties.....but the government allows people with outrageous imaginations to actually have a voice. They will protect your right to illusion rather then your right to representation. Until god goes away and citizens step away from the realm of fantasy there may be no hope for us.


    99% of every species that has ever lived is extinct. 100% of humanity will die,,,,,,I don't understand how life is somehow sacred or entitled. How does a species socially evolve with these issues still in question. life is short. That's it.
  • Liberal
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    When science finally mapped the human genome (our DNA) It took a super computer 7 years at 24 hours a day. Scientists were at awe finding that only 60,000 strands of DNA separated us from an earth worm.

    Now, an earth worm eats, sleeps, and shits. Earth Worms don't rob 7-11's, they don't war with other earth worms, they don't judge, steal, abuse their off spring, and definitely don't deny other earthworms an opportunity to an existence.

    QUESTION: ARE EARTHWORMS NOT DESERVING OF HEAVEN??

    Earthworms seem to be good citizens. As I make the comparison between the two species and apply my thoughts to what our species acts like.... I believe that LIFE is simple. Look at the way we treat our own species. Humans have the ability to change because we have the ability to foresee. (COGNITIONS). OUR SPECIES SEES AND YET IS BLIND AT THE SAME TIME. If we approached our social behavior, and sense of responsibility to the to the continuance of our species......we wouldn't act this way. We would help each other.

    In this forum I've been called a socialist, been told to move to China ( I don't like Chinese food) I've been accused of drinking a KOOL AID (still don't know what that means. I don't write well. I barely know how to type and use a computer. 10 years of prison set me back a little.

    I am a human, a citizen of the U.S. and happen to believe that people come first. If that makes me a "commie" I guess I'm a commie
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    I read the Byer article you referenced and again watched the clip. My support for Dana stands.
    Senator Ried was clear that he supported some employees at Nellis air force base (who would get paid for their furlough if Ried will allow the Republican funding bill for them to be approved by the senate) over those children waiting to undergo treatment at the NIH.
    Dana questioned his position.
    His position was not only clear, but he later realized he had stuck his foot in his mouth, judging from his attempt to crawfish out from under his remarks.
    Watch the event yourself before commenting based on an editorial rebuttal.