This may be one of the funniest things I've seen in the last week:
Jesus the MONSTER TRUCK
Oh, yeah, baby! He's kickin' it, Lamb of God style! The Prince of Peace is back, and ready to rumble!
Standing Athwart History Yelling, "Yee-Haw!"
No one knows for sure whether pigs can survive without alpha-1-galactose. But if they can, the animals could be raised to supply hearts and kidneys for human transplants.
Scientists will have to test the process first by transplanting the pig organs into other animals, such as baboons. Another worry is whether the organs will carry pig viruses that could be harmful to people, especially if they spread from the organ recipient to others.[Emphasis added]
Bach said people should debate whether the risk, however remote, is worth taking.
"We live in a world of risk, and this is an additional risk," said Bach. "If the medical establishment imposes this on the public and there is a potential risk, I feel ethically we have to go to the public."
However, Cooper said the decision should be left to regulatory agencies, which have the expertise to wade through the highly technical arguments on both sides.
All pig cells carry a so-called retrovirus that is harmless to them, but no one knows what it might do to humans.
Scientists are working with a strain of pigs that cannot spread this virus to human cells. However, Bach said he is concerned about possible pig viruses that have not been discovered yet.
Cooper responded that scientists can only guard against viruses and other hazards that have been identified. "You deal with all the known problems, but if you worry about unknown problems you will never make any success in any branch of science."
"President Bush has announced a new scheme to turn Nevada into a nuclear burial ground."
Followed, of course, by clips of 'concerned experts' worried about terrorist attacks, transportation, leakage, and schedule slippage. Not a single positive comment on Yucca Mountain.
If you want to spin Yucca Mountain in a negative way, how about pointing out the waste and inefficiency of a government that will approve a site, spend tens of billions of dollars on it, then kill it for political reasons? Someone like Jeff Greenfield might make that point.
Oh yeah, CNN cancelled him. Or perhaps he was engulfed by the rapacious swelling ego of Aaron Brown.
The Yucca Mountain Website: Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository
Thank you, Dan and Steve. As you may now, this week the Canadian Olympic delegation lodged a protest over the judging of the pairs figure skating event.
That was a mistake.
In this professional journalist's opinion, this is a fight that cannot be won. The International Skating Union and the International Olympic Committtee have spent years dealing with this sort of situation; the Olympics are not called "the graveyard of protestors" without reason. People: take the silver. Be happy. The protest will end in a no-win situation: a quagmire, if you would, with endless resources tied up in --- I'm sorry, what was that? They did? Another gold? AWW, FOR HECK'S SAKE! Why can't my frickin' quagmire predictions be right JUST ONCE? I want the bad guys to be unassailable so that I won't feel so bad about never getting sex. DAGNABBIT! WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU GIGGLING ABOUT? YOU GUYS ARE SUCH JERKS!stomp stomp stomp SLAM!