Archiv für 17. Mai 2007

Man darf natürlich nicht den Fernsehsender FOX fragen, der bei der Debatte der republikanischen Kandidaten am 15.05.07 ab 21.00 Uhr Ortszeit so ziemlich alles in seiner Macht Stehende getan hat, um Ron Paul während dieser Debatte zu diskreditieren und auszubooten – bis hin zu klar manipulierter Zuschauerabstimmung. Wahrscheinlich würde man ihn am liebsten gar nicht mehr einladen, aber das geht schlecht, wenn er solche Zustimmung beim amerikanischen Wähler hat.

Fox limitierte die Zuschauerabstimmung vorsorglich auf drei Stunden, bot auch kein Internet-Voting an, sondern nur SMS-Voting, und versuchte ständig, Ron Pauls dennoch unverkennbaren Erfolg kleinzureden.
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Blair launches policy imported from US to intervene during pregnancy to head off antisocial behaviour

Lucy Ward, social affairs correspondent
Wednesday May 16, 2007
The Guardian

Women can be identified for help just 16 weeks after conceiving. Photograph: Getty Images

Unborn babies judged to be at most risk of social exclusion and turning to criminality are to be targeted in a controversial new scheme to be promoted by Downing Street today.In an effort to intervene as early as possible in troubled families, first-time mothers identified just 16 weeks after conception will be given intensive weekly support from midwives and health visitors until the unborn child reaches two years old.

Unveiling the findings of a Downing Street review, Tony Blair will make clear the government is prepared to single out babies still in the womb to break cycles of deprivation and behaviour.

Unborn babies targeted in crackdown on criminality

Blair launches policy imported from US to intervene during pregnancy to head off antisocial behaviour

He will also acknowledge that the state must do more to help a minority of families and will stress that the support they need cannot come through the promotion of marriageIn an attempt to draw a clear division between Labour and the Conservatives Mr Blair will say that making marriage the primary focus of family policy will be ineffective and could lead to discrimination against children whose parents have split up or died.

The Nurse Family Partnership programme is the most striking attempt yet to pre-empt problems.

Downing Street will outline today how a £7m pilot scheme has already begun to recruit the first of 1,000 families in 10 areas in England.

Supporters of the policy say the risk of stigmatising unborn infants as potential future victims or troublemakers is outweighed by the advantages of helping poor families build on the aspirations they have for their children. (mehr …)

Hybrid embryos get go-ahead

Veröffentlicht: 17. Mai 2007 von infowars in Eugenik, Menschenrecht, Nachrichten

David Batty
Thursday May 17, 2007
Guardian Unlimited

The government has announced a U-turn on its ban on the creation of human-animal embryos and has now proposed allowing them to be used to develop new treatments for incurable diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.The proposal in a new draft fertility bill published today would allow scientists to create three different types of hybrid embryos. (mehr …)

Growing Number of Scientists Convert to Skeptics After Reviewing New Research 

Marc Morano
US Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works
Wednesday May 16, 2007

Note: the following is taken from a pdf file and therefore some of the text looks strange in places. A link is provided to the original file should this cause problems.

Following the U.S. Senate’s vote today on a global warming measure (see today’s AP article: Senate Defeats Climate Change Measure,) it is an opportune time to examine the recent and quite remarkable momentum shift taking place in climate science. Many former believers in catastrophic man-made global warming have recently reversed themselves and are now climate skeptics. The names included below are just a sampling of the prominent scientists who have spoken out recently to oppose former Vice President Al Gore, the United Nations, and the media driven “consensus” on man-made global warming. (mehr …)