"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

July 19, 2006

So Bush vetoed the SCREA. BFD. The Federal government supplies only a fraction of the funding for SCR as it is, so this just means that it will be somewhat harder to appropriate funding for this type of research. California anticipated this a couple of years ago and passed its own funding for multi-billion dollar support of SCR. Other non-federal entities can do the same if they so choose.

SCR is not dead, people are not going to necessarily lose their lives over this (although if you listen to the extremists, you'd think otherwise). The medical promise of SCR is going to (continue to) motivate public and private (corporate) funding anyway, so let's concentrate on the moral failings of the Bush Administration as manifested by this veto, rather than the probably minor financial ramifications, okay?

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