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Old 10-21-2006, 12:40 PM   #1
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New political ad by Michael J. Fox

Have you guys seen this ad?

Watch it on YouTube.

I found it devastating.
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Old 10-21-2006, 12:43 PM   #2
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Damn.

That oughta make people think a little.
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How much has changed in a short space of years.

p.s isnt he canadian ?
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He is a naturalized US citizen.
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Wow. That's powerful.
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It's so painful to watch him like that...
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I cant believe people on youtube are making fun of this , actually yes i can
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It brought tears to my eyes.
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I love him. I recommend his book Lucky Man to everyone, it is excellent

Unfortunately some people are so set in their ways about stem cell research that even an ad like that wouldn't faze them Of course it would be inhuman not to feel a certain way about that ad, but still...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-...h_b_32225.html
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I can't open up the vid, it says "loading" but never plays.

This appears to be emotional manipulation at it's finest.

A few quotes from viewers on YouTube articulate the finer points of the argument:


"You want misleading? I'll give you this: The whole argument is whether the US GOVERNMENT should fund this research. PERIOD. Your tax dollars. Private firms will continue to do this important research, and will likely be much more succesful than the GOVERNMENT could ever be. The private sector is where the best & brightest people are in this country, not the government. It's the far left that needs to wake up on this one."

"be fair here-- keep in mind us right-wingers are all for adult stem-cells, which have a long resume of documented cures, and against embryonic, which have yet to be tested on humans (because the lab rats keep dying whenever they get ESC treatments) "

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There is already stem cell research going on everywhere. The real question is, do taxpayers pay for it or do companies do the work on their own with their own money. Fox is being used or is using misinformation - adult stem cells are working and so are cells from umbilical cords-it's a non-issue meant to stir up feelings. The real facts would be nice for once.
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As a diabetic who would love the have a cure, I sympathize with M.J. Fox but here are the facts. 1) Private donations to help fund embryonic stem cell research is perfectly legal. 2) There have been NO success with EMBRYONIC stem cells. 3) There have been multiple successes with ADULT stem cells.
And the celebrities and politicians are hiding the truth about the issue because... ?
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This appears to be emotional manipulation at it's finest.

Interesting given your Hoyt thread.
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It's not emotional manipulation, it's reality. Actually it isn't even reality, because I have seen him in far worse condition that that. Maybe you should live just one day in his shoes diamond and see what it would be like.
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actually by framing the argument claiming there is a cure out there from embryonic stem cells, when it's hasn't been proven, is manipulation.

and then calling ppl who seek reasonable and responsible proof of embryonic stem cell research success, and labeling them as incompassionate is wreckless.

all the while the GOP supports :
adult stem cell research
and cells from umbilicords with a proven track record that
Code:
CURE DIESEASES
one side omits half the truth while labeling the other side with vicious names when upon close examination their whole argument collaspes.

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I can't open up the vid, it says "loading" but never plays.

This appears to be emotional manipulation at it's finest.





Right, like Republicans never manipulate the public. Can we say "Vote for Bush or you and your children will DIE in a devestating TERRORIST ATTACK!"?

That aside, this video is heartbreaking and everyone should see it. Really makes you think.
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