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Front Page: Iran, Stem Cells, and Michigan

  • In what the White House is calling the "centerpiece" of President Bush's trip to the Middle East, a speech given in the United Arab Emirates, Bush called for united action against Iran. In the speech, Bush criticized Iran's secrecy surrounding its nuclear weapons capabilities and stated, "Iran is the world's leading state sponsor of terror." Bush then called for a joint effort to "confront this danger before it is too late."
  • A team of researchers at the University of Minnesota used cells from a baby rat and a dead rat's heart to grow a new beating heart. Researchers hope that this discovery will allow scientists to be able to grow a human heart using stem cells from human bone marrow with a cadaver heart as a template. Head researcher Dr. Doris A. Taylor said this “opens the door to this notion that you can make any organ: kidney, liver, lung, pancreas — you name it and we hope we can make it.”
  • Republican presidential hopefuls are in Michigan today, preparing for their primary tomorrow. For the Democrats, no delegates will be awarded. A reflection of current worries nationwide about the US economy, Michigan's high unemployment rate has been the centerpiece of the candidates' attention. John McCain said, "If I'm president of the United States I will not rest until Michigan is back . . . I will bring it back with your help."
Grandpa Grandpa 9 years
Deehamza: It is not just George Bush who wants to prevent Iran from going nuclear. France, Germany, England, every Middle Eastern country with the probable exception of Syria is deathly afraid of a nuclear armed Iran, and rightly so. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the Shiite equivalent of Osama bin Laden. He has a messianic vision of bringing on Armageddon and facilitating the arrival of the hidden Iman. He has already said that destroying Israel is worth any nuclear retaliation on Iran. His influence on the rest of the Middle East (which is mainly Sunni) would not be pleasant to say the least. Eastern Europe is so worried that they are allowing the U.S. to put in anti missal systems to protect Europe from a nuclear missal threat from Iran.
Deehamza Deehamza 9 years
Sorry for the double posts.
Deehamza Deehamza 9 years
Yes, you're right, we just see things differently. But I just wanted to add that your president is not acting very democratic with ordering anyone who's considered as a "threat" to get rid of their nuclear weapons. He's not the ruler of the world, he doesn't have that right.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
What is IRan's process for initiating a nuclear launch? Because in the Us, it involves more than one involves codes, keys, and sure prez Bush could say do it, but he can't actually do it. It is different in non-democratic countries. There is regualtion in America, and I think we have proven that we are not going to just use our nuclear weapons willy nilly. And, I thought Iran didn't have a nuclear weapons program? Doesn't that mean they dont' have any weapons anyway? Or do you know something I don't? Our pres doesn't think he is better than everyone else. He wants to protect our nation...that means if WE see Iran as a threat, it IS our RIGHT to say so. Sorry if you don't agree. That's your opnion. This is mine, and niether one of us is right or wrong. We just see things differently.
Deehamza Deehamza 9 years
CRAVINSUGAR... I'm Egyptian, I live in Egypt and have never lived anywhere else. And I believe that if Iran wants to use those nuclear weapons, it doesn't need permission and would have used it ages ago. I know that there are a lot of terrorists out there, but just because there are terrorists does not mean a whole country has to be stripped off of its weapons. Terrorists are everywhere, even in the United States. Did that make you strip off your nuclear weapons? No. Why is that? Clearly it's because Bush thinks he's better than everyone else.
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
I want to reiterate: -American cars (GM, Ford, Chrysler) are not lemons. Please support your country and buy American.
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
AMEN JOHN MCCAIN!!! PLEASE HELP MICHIGAN!!!! People won't stop b!tching and moaning about the US economy... take a look at this state. No one will buy American cars anymore (And don't you DARE give me any BS about them being poorly built, I come from a Ford family and we have had NO problems with any of our cars in the past 20 years!), highest unemployment rate in the country, people moving out by the thousands.... This state needs more help than any other state in the country. God Bless you Michigan, please turn around soon so I can come home!
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
Deehamzaa... Remember that yes we have nuclear weapons, but we do not have terrorist sects in control of those nuclear weapons...these countries are not democratic, and they are not dictators are in control, dictators who just might agree with the terrorist sects that exist within their borders.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
Look, I agree that Bush is not that good of a prez anymore, but when we first went to war, it was what we needed to do and I think his initial stance was correct. I also feel that all the nations that are against the misuse of nuclear weapons, and the nations that are fighting the same terrorism (that originates in the middle east) need to take a stand together to show that we will not back down.
KimmieChronicles KimmieChronicles 9 years
Did Bush forget that our "allies" in Pakistan already have nuclear weapons!!!! Before you know it, we'll be in yet another middle eastern war before he leaves office. He's absolutely right, the world needs to "confront this danger before it is too late"; confront the danger that is the Bush administration.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
I think it is cool about the rat heart, but it worries me. 1) Is anyone going to keep the medical community in check to make sure they don't start trying to grow humans? I feel like we are living in a sci-fi movie. While I think it would be great to be able to grow human organs for transplant patients that may not get one otherwise, i think it should stop there.
Deehamza Deehamza 9 years
I don't like the president's speech saying that Iran is "the world's leading state sponsor of terror." Is he planning on starting another war? And so what if they have nuclear weapons? Doesn't USA have nuclear weapons?
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