21 June 2007

Kansas sucks.

So two out of three vetoes used by Bush were against stem cells. Dissappointing, but not unexpected. Looking into the details of the bill, I found an interesting website - The Hinxton Group, which tracks countries' stem cell policies. 

Two of these images are of particular interest: (by the way, green is good)

Number of deaths for leading causes of death

bullet graphicHeart disease: 654,092

bullet graphicCancer: 550,270

bullet graphicStroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 150,147

bullet graphicChronic lower respiratory diseases: 123,884

bullet graphicAccidents (unintentional injuries): 108,694

bullet graphicDiabetes: 72,815

bullet graphicAlzheimer's disease: 65,829

bullet graphicInfluenza/Pneumonia: 61,472

bullet graphicNephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 42,762

bullet graphicSepticemia: 33,464

I've taken the liberty to bold those diseases that (definitely) have potential cures through stem cells.

These aren't.. lame economies you're going up against. Can you really afford to fall behind? 

*I should note, California has done awesomely. The rest of you- shame on you for being such idiots. 

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