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  •  THAT is a key point !!!! (4+ / 0-)
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    means are the ends, eru, ozsea1, wenchacha

    When looking at this process.

    Public-private partnership
    Another way of saying - we have to let the corporations have their way. (My cynicism from working on ALEC so much coming out).

    Thanks for bringing that up - an excellent point.

    •  I was deeply disappointed (3+ / 0-)
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      MNDem999, means are the ends, ozsea1

      as were a lot of other breast cancer activists.  NAS was one of the few bastions of unbiased scientific study left in the federal government.   To see this happen under a Dem president was doubly disappointing.  This is the kind of thing that Bush II engaged in.

      Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

      by Betty Pinson on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 07:19:36 AM PST

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    •  Here's a link (3+ / 0-)
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      MNDem999, means are the ends, ozsea1

      to the report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM)

      Link

      To their credit, they made sure to publicize the fact that Komen funded this "study", but it never should have been allowed.  IOM was capable of doing this analysis on their own, without help from Komen.

      Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

      by Betty Pinson on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 07:28:52 AM PST

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      •  Funders don't call the shots for reputable (0+ / 0-)

        organizations & researchers when it is disclosed and the funder has no control over design or publication.

        I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... *I'm asking you to believe in yours.* Barack Obama

        by samddobermann on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 05:03:25 AM PST

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