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January 26th, 2012, 09:19 AM
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Okla. senator wants ban on human fetuses in food - Yahoo! News

Not to sound crass, but when I first read this my first reaction was laughter.

What the heck? The best part: A Republican state senator from Oklahoma City introduced a bill Tuesday that would ban the use of aborted human fetuses in food, despite conceding that he's unaware of any company using such a practice

Ummmm, ok?

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January 26th, 2012, 09:48 AM
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My first thought... Doesn't this dumbazz have anything better to do?
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January 26th, 2012, 10:07 AM
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He's a moron and I can't believe people elect these morons into office.
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I think we need to clear our Congress, start all over again, keep them to 2 terms and they can only be between 35 and 55. These 70 year olds are so out of touch, they are simultaneously running the country into the ground and making the country stupider by the day.
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January 26th, 2012, 10:26 AM
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Sounds like someone is bucking for some free publicity with religious extremists. Must be a reelection year for him.
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January 26th, 2012, 10:39 AM
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I think we need to clear our Congress, start all over again, keep them to 2 terms and they can only be between 35 and 55. These 70 year olds are so out of touch, they are simultaneously running the country into the ground and making the country stupider by the day.
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January 26th, 2012, 11:53 AM
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I think we need to clear our Congress, start all over again, keep them to 2 terms and they can only be between 35 and 55. These 70 year olds are so out of touch, they are simultaneously running the country into the ground and making the country stupider by the day.
I disagree with the age limits and think that the statement of people being out of touch because they are 70 is stereotyping. The problem is not because someone is over the age of 55. Its with the people who vote the nut cases of any age into office. I do agree with term limits though.
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January 26th, 2012, 12:05 PM
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I did a quick google and found this
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2...tuses-in-food/
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Shortey may be acting on claims that the San Diego-based company Semonyx used proteins derived from human embryonic kidney cells to test artificial sweeteners, NPR reported. The cell line, known as HEK 293, was created from a human embryo in 1970 and has become a staple in biochemistry labs around the world.
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I disagree with the age limits and think that the statement of people being out of touch because they are 70 is stereotyping. The problem is not because someone is over the age of 55. Its with the people who vote the nut cases of any age into office. I do agree with term limits though.
Did you watch the State of the Union address? The age of the people in that room frightened me. Its worrying to think that 400 senior citizens are in charge of the country and it's future. People of that age range are generally (not all of them) worried about the present, not the future. They are worried about now, not 20 years from now when they might not be around anymore. We need people running our country who are up to date on technology (SOPA and PIPA anyone?), people who are worried about the middle class and our children, people who think like 30 year olds worried about paying for tuition, health care, paying for their mortgage, etc.

Maybe it is stereotyping on some level but the reality is that most people in their 60s, 70s, 80s, aren't as up to date on technology as people half their age. They grew up in a different era where things were done differently. Think how far this country has come in even 20 years - do you really think that all of those people understand technology at the same level that someone who is 35 or 40 does? There are currently 62 Senators over the age of 60. More than half of the Senate is over 60. There are 313 Representatives over the age of 52, again, more than half.

There needs to be new blood in Congress... we need to get the old stuffy politicians who believe in doing things the old fashioned way out so that our country can actually get things done. Democrats are too worried about never agreeing with a Republican and vice versa, regardless of the issue - they just don't want to agree with the other guy. Congress in a grid lock doesn't affect any of the millionaires sitting pretty getting big money from lobbyists, it affects us - the tax payers who stupidly voted their worthless butts into office. And rather than get any actual work done that would make a **** bit of difference, they waste our money coming up with bills like this one. If I don't do my job, I get fired. They aren't doing their jobs, I think they should suffer the same fate. Clean Congress out and lets see if we can actually save this country before it crumbles to pieces around Washington DC. Either that or everybody better start preparing for the economic collapse of this country - because without a change - its coming like a freight train that can't be stopped.
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January 26th, 2012, 01:37 PM
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Maybe it is stereotyping on some level but the reality is that most people in their 60s, 70s, 80s, aren't as up to date on technology as people half their age. They grew up in a different era where things were done differently. Think how far this country has come in even 20 years - do you really think that all of those people understand technology at the same level that someone who is 35 or 40 does? There are currently 62 Senators over the age of 60. More than half of the Senate is over 60. There are 313 Representatives over the age of 52, again, more than half.

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Do you have a source that backs up that most politicians over 55/60 are not up to date on technology?
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Do you have a source that backs up that most politicians over 55/60 are not up to date on technology?
Didn't say politicians, I said people. Through my experiences and my husband's experiences (as an IT professional), there is a clear gap in the understanding of technology between people our age and people his parents' age. Cannot find any studies that show comparisons of people our age vs their age.
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Did you watch the State of the Union address? The age of the people in that room frightened me. Its worrying to think that 400 senior citizens are in charge of the country and it's future. People of that age range are generally (not all of them) worried about the present, not the future. They are worried about now, not 20 years from now when they might not be around anymore. We need people running our country who are up to date on technology (SOPA and PIPA anyone?), people who are worried about the middle class and our children, people who think like 30 year olds worried about paying for tuition, health care, paying for their mortgage, etc.
About age when it comes to the internet(SOPA and PIPA), Debbie Wasserman Shultz is 45 yrs. old and supports it(I think she co sponsored it). Ron Paul is 76 and is against it.
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About age when it comes to the internet(SOPA and PIPA), Debbie Wasserman Shultz is 45 yrs. old and supports it(I think she co sponsored it). Ron Paul is 76 and is against it.
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Wow. All I can say is wow. It's good to know someone is crusading on the behalf of all dead fetuses....

What is wrong with this guy? Where the hell would a food processing company get a fetus?
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While I like the idea of term limits, if you start putting age restrictions on who can run you are going to greatly deplete the pool. With a stricter term limit you are basically saying- you will have this job for 2 years max, which means people between the age of 35-50 will have to quit a job in order to do it then become unemployed after two years. Most interested in politics wait till they are closer to retirement age, so they can serve with a lifetime of experience and also not have to worry about being unemployed.


As for the idiot congressman in OK- he is a prime example of legislators wasting tax payer dollars for idiotic personal vendettas.
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January 26th, 2012, 02:41 PM
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Baby IS the other other white meat. I guess this senator got his information from Fat Bas****.
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January 26th, 2012, 04:05 PM
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This comment made me laugh out loud. I may have even snorted.

Well, there goes McDonalds new McBaby sandwich
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Did you watch the State of the Union address? The age of the people in that room frightened me. Its worrying to think that 400 senior citizens are in charge of the country and it's future. People of that age range are generally (not all of them) worried about the present, not the future. They are worried about now, not 20 years from now when they might not be around anymore. We need people running our country who are up to date on technology (SOPA and PIPA anyone?), people who are worried about the middle class and our children, people who think like 30 year olds worried about paying for tuition, health care, paying for their mortgage, etc.

Maybe it is stereotyping on some level but the reality is that most people in their 60s, 70s, 80s, aren't as up to date on technology as people half their age. They grew up in a different era where things were done differently. Think how far this country has come in even 20 years - do you really think that all of those people understand technology at the same level that someone who is 35 or 40 does? There are currently 62 Senators over the age of 60. More than half of the Senate is over 60. There are 313 Representatives over the age of 52, again, more than half.

There needs to be new blood in Congress... we need to get the old stuffy politicians who believe in doing things the old fashioned way out so that our country can actually get things done. Democrats are too worried about never agreeing with a Republican and vice versa, regardless of the issue - they just don't want to agree with the other guy. Congress in a grid lock doesn't affect any of the millionaires sitting pretty getting big money from lobbyists, it affects us - the tax payers who stupidly voted their worthless butts into office. And rather than get any actual work done that would make a **** bit of difference, they waste our money coming up with bills like this one. If I don't do my job, I get fired. They aren't doing their jobs, I think they should suffer the same fate. Clean Congress out and lets see if we can actually save this country before it crumbles to pieces around Washington DC. Either that or everybody better start preparing for the economic collapse of this country - because without a change - its coming like a freight train that can't be stopped.
I disagree that ageism is the answer. I do agree with term limits, but I don't know what all the stuff you posted has to do with anything. A) this is a state senator, not a us senator. B) he is a freshman senator. And C) he is 29 years old. So none of that is relevant.


As for the bill, I think this guy only has his own inerests at heart. What about the people who are on a strict fetus only diet?
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