The State of California announced yesterday that they have already sold $250 Mil. of bonds to individual (41%) and institutional investors (59%). These monies are towards $3 Billion over ten years for the manipulation and destruction of human life. (California's Proposition 71 in 2004 passed allowing for tax-payer funding of human embryonic stem cell "research". This "research" will kill humans at early stages of development. Their body parts will be used for "research.")
Check out the "MarketWatch" story (Stem-cell bond sales take off in California by Kristen Grencher, October 4, 2007) with the "appropriately placed" advertisement (that can not be removed) when the story mentions "religious" and other objections to this "effort."
Here's the link: link to MarketWatch. Let me know if you have any success in removing the advertisement.
Here's the covered-up portion of the text:
Scientists believe stem cells, which have the potential to become any kind of cell in the body, may hold the keys for treating or even curing a number of diseases such as diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Many say stem cells derived from embryos offer the greatest benefit because they are the most malleable or "pluripotent."
The pursuit of embryonic-stem-cell research has been a political flashpoint in recent years. Some religious groups object to it, saying it destroys human life. Many medical experts say those embryos would otherwise be discarded by couples who decide to donate their extra embryos after they have successful in vitro fertilization.
President Bush twice vetoed legislation that would have allowed the use of federal funds for embryonic-stem-cell research. As a result, researchers have been restricted to using adult stem cells and a small number of existing embryonic-stem-cell lines, which many say has put them at an educational and competitive disadvantage.
Update Saturday October 6, 2007:
He [Christoph Cardinal Schönborn in his book Chance or Purpose? Creation, Evolution, and a Rational Faith (2007)] notes that "the alternative 'evolution or creationism' is too simplistic", that what is really at stake "behind the debate about creation and evolution" is "the great question, decisive for our future, of basic ethical guidelines capable of underpinning a high-technology civilization and its capabilities, which threaten our very existence. It is a matter of whether science can be combined with a sustainable responsibility for creation. For science, understood correctly, is a practical application of the first divine commandment to men: 'Subdue the earth.'" The truth of that remark is evident when considering stories such as this one out of California, which describes how that state's "stem cell research initiative" is being funded by billions of dollar's of public funds.