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Obama to unveil $100M initiative to map human brain
CBS News ^ | April 2, 2013

Posted on 04/02/2013 6:57:47 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

President Barack Obama is proposing a new investment into research to map the human brain in hopes of unlocking some of its mysteries, a senior administration official says.

The president planned to propose a $100 million investment for next year during remarks Tuesday morning, the White House said.

Obama mentioned the idea in his State of the Union address, comparing the potential to the Human Genome Project that mapped DNA.

"Every dollar we invested to map the human genome returned $140 to our economy. Every dollar," Obama said in the address to Congress in February. "Today, our scientists are mapping the human brain to unlock the answers to Alzheimer's."

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2outta22; airball0bama; obamabrain; shootingblanks; thegreatpretender
I suppose he's starting with Joe Biden?
1 posted on 04/02/2013 6:57:47 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

To paraphrase China’s opinion today on Apple:

B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, is arrogant, does not care about Americans, and needs more supervision.


2 posted on 04/02/2013 6:58:46 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

He is certifiably mad when it comes to money.


3 posted on 04/02/2013 6:59:12 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

LOLOL! A good start to an otherwise gloomy news morning...

At least I’ll go off to work smiling... :-)


4 posted on 04/02/2013 7:00:13 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

stopped clock, twice a day and all that....I’d say making this investment is a no-brainer...


5 posted on 04/02/2013 7:01:59 AM PDT by Homer1
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I suppose he’s starting with Joe Biden?

Sort of. They have to catch the mouse first.


6 posted on 04/02/2013 7:04:59 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I wonder how many jobs this research will generate?


7 posted on 04/02/2013 7:07:51 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

To map Obama’s brain would only cost a dollar. Unless you have a coupon.


8 posted on 04/02/2013 7:10:26 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

For a man with no money, this guy spends like a drunken sailor. No toilet found can’t be stuffed with cash, but pay the bills?!


9 posted on 04/02/2013 7:11:01 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“Every dollar we invested to map the human genome returned $140 to our economy. Every dollar,”

Evidence?


10 posted on 04/02/2013 7:11:25 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“Every dollar we invested to map the human genome returned $140 to our economy. Every dollar,”

Then, why are we broke?


11 posted on 04/02/2013 7:12:49 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Huskrrrr

“Every dollar we invested to map the human genome returned $140 to our economy. Every dollar,”

Celera Genomics, a private company, was the first to map the human genome. While NIH was a close second, there was no need for a government genome project.


12 posted on 04/02/2013 7:14:37 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Fishing for success that makes the government seem the benevolent provider of all that is good.....

It’s a fabian thing....not many understand.


13 posted on 04/02/2013 7:16:56 AM PDT by petro45acp (It's a fabian thing.....how do you boil a frog? How's that water feelin right about now?)
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To: Homer1
I’d say making this investment is a no-brainer...


14 posted on 04/02/2013 7:17:03 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Already done.


15 posted on 04/02/2013 7:18:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’m sure they will find that “homosexual gene”. Would not be surprised if they found a gene saying some people tend towards violence. Those people need their guns taken from them. And they all happen to be people on the right. In fact they might have to put these people in camps to protect the public.

I know this sounds extreme, but look at what the left are doing. Who would have thought we’d be this close to same sex marriage. Once that door is open, people will be shocked at other perversions to come. People against a “born alive” bill? That can’t be. They want to kill babies who survive an abortion? Look at how quickly people are turning from what is right to agreeing with things we know are wrong. Our children are being taught, no intimidated into believing that evil is good and good is evil.

Evil has been unleashed. I think things will be getting worse by the day, unless God does something.


16 posted on 04/02/2013 7:19:21 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
This has already been done...
17 posted on 04/02/2013 7:21:19 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Huskrrrr
Celera Genomics, a private company, was the first to map the human genome. While NIH was a close second, there was no need for a government genome project.

Yeah... I read the abstract on that. It was very repetitive and boring.


18 posted on 04/02/2013 7:23:30 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Linda Frances
unless God does something.

I think we are capable of doing that ourselves.

19 posted on 04/02/2013 7:27:23 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I suppose he's starting with Joe Biden?

Waste of time. Biden sold his brain to Satan, right after he sold his soul to the Evil One.

Oh dear. Am I being too harsh? If so...oops and sorry.

20 posted on 04/02/2013 7:32:53 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Anyone who honestly believes this regime will use that money to produce a brain map, needs one. Follow. The. Money.


21 posted on 04/02/2013 7:33:41 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: UCANSEE2

Good one!


22 posted on 04/02/2013 7:34:29 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: dfwgator
Your brain maps are right on.

Cave women were the gatherers, that is, forever seeking, looking, shifting stuff, weighing options, examining, tsk-tsking, looking at other gatherers for comparison, joining up with the other more successful gatherers. You get my drift.

Men hunted: look for FOOD, chase it, kill it, bring it home to cave. VERY simple.

There was a comedian, a long time ago, who did the routine for that. Hahaha, very funny. Man shopping for shirt: look for shirt, find shirt, kill shirt (Shirt dead now.), bring it home.

23 posted on 04/02/2013 7:38:49 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Linda Frances
I’m sure they will find that “homosexual gene”. Would not be surprised if they found a gene saying some people tend towards violence. Those people need their guns taken from them. And they all happen to be people on the right. In fact they might have to put these people in camps to protect the public.

The Left would LOVE to find the sexual preference gene.
This country's Left has lobbied RELENTLESSLY for the "gay" gene discovery. SOMEthing, ANYthing to validate homosexuality. American and other first world scientists have LABORED to find the mythical gay gene. DOESN'T exist.

Bottom line: God created Adam and EVE, not Adam and stEVE.

Homo (and bi) sexuality is a choice. Sorry, but it is.

24 posted on 04/02/2013 7:47:16 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: American in Israel
For a man with no money, this guy spends like a drunken sailor Democrat.

Fixed it.

25 posted on 04/02/2013 7:56:58 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Biden has a brain????


26 posted on 04/02/2013 8:04:07 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Seriously, why is the “GOVERNMENT” doing this? Private enterprise should be doing this....oh, maybe there are some crony capitalists involved????


27 posted on 04/02/2013 8:04:54 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
The president planned to propose a $100 million investment for next year

....into a start-up coincidentally run by one of his campaign donors, which will go belly up in a year a la Solyndra. The donor will be rich, employees will be jobless, part of the $100 million will find its way back to Obama's "organization", and NO ONE will be jailed.

Wash, rinse, repeat.

28 posted on 04/02/2013 8:09:44 AM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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29 posted on 04/02/2013 8:09:53 AM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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To: goodnesswins

30 posted on 04/02/2013 8:11:06 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

There’s nothing but a flashing”Vacancy”sign between”Lunch-Box Joe’s”ears!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


31 posted on 04/02/2013 8:14:58 AM PDT by bandleader
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32 posted on 04/02/2013 8:30:48 AM PDT by SC DOC
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33 posted on 04/02/2013 8:35:45 AM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

What part of “we are broke” does the Kenyan Kid not understand?


34 posted on 04/02/2013 8:36:04 AM PDT by RobO1125 (Conservatives have a diversity of ideas, not simply colors)
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To: UCANSEE2

unless God does something.

I think we are capable of doing that ourselves.


I was thinking of Jesus return. I pray we are all humbling ourselves and praying.


35 posted on 04/02/2013 8:45:01 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

do they just pukll figueres out of htin kair? Ev ery dollar that went to dna project generated 140 dollars? If it is that great an ivnestment, then by golly let’s put all our resources itno medical studies and b y golly we’ll have a balanced budget in just a yeaR OR SO- My goodness what an investment- heck- I’ll invest my own money to get a return like that

Where are the figures that show that 1 dolalr invested gained 140 dollars? They are pulling htese figures out of their butt to justify MORE reckless spendign hwil Americans STILL are without jobs to the tune of millions of people- Seniors are havign ot make touch choices between food or heat of medicines because htey CAN NOT AFFORD the cost ofl ivign increase that the govebnrment denies occured on our dearl eader’s watch

Where the hell is the GOP calling BS on his claims?


36 posted on 04/02/2013 8:48:28 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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I thought all spending outlays have to originate from the House?

Leni

37 posted on 04/02/2013 8:55:37 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Lady Jag
There is no there there.


38 posted on 04/02/2013 9:48:01 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: PowderMonkey
Anyone who honestly believes this regime will use that money to produce a brain map, needs one. Follow. The. Money.

They might do it if they could implant things in kids to stimulate or quiet down certain kinds of reactions. Maybe even surgery to keep the drones productive without having any urges to rebel.

I know for sure he isn't interested in protecting us from Alzheimer's unless he thinks he'll get it. He wants to just give us a pill.

39 posted on 04/02/2013 10:01:34 AM PDT by Sal (Pres and DOS watched our people get raped + murdered in REAL TIME-did nothing and don't care!)
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To: Daffynition
You got THAT right!

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40 posted on 04/02/2013 10:20:24 AM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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41 posted on 04/02/2013 10:21:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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I remember that the 90’s were supposed to be “the decade of the brain” in terms of NIH funded research. It didn’t happen. That actually was the decade the genome was sequenced.

Now they are trying to do it again which I think is a valuable goal.

But with the way things are going and how incredibly minimal understandings of the brain are discussed and applied, I think they want to be able to identify thought crimes by some sort of brain imaging.


42 posted on 04/02/2013 1:02:29 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: ifinnegan

So, how will this evil administration do this great brain research? They need brains and brain tissue first ...and they can’t go taking them out of live people.

So, how will they find these brains? Guess all these folks killed off by the death panels will provide the material needed — older folks with dementia and alzheimers will be easy first targets.

Call me paranoid, but I am suspicious of anything and everything this administration puts forth. If anything, it’s another crony capitalism money laundering deal.


43 posted on 04/02/2013 9:26:04 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The country is going BANKRUPT, but the U.S. government has $100 million to spend on a ‘Brain Initiative’?

Not only does Obama want to emulate and imitate the amazing neuro-surgeon Dr. Ben Carson, but I’m wondering if federal funds to Johns Hopkins University & Medical Center are going to ‘dry up’ now because of this administration initiative.

Dr. Jose Delgado of Yale University (a Spaniard) was able to successfully implant and control the brain waves of bulls by electromagnetic waves. Could this happen here too?

Jose Delgado bio:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Manuel_Rodriguez_Delgado


44 posted on 04/03/2013 2:57:17 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: PowderMonkey

If you’re going to develop an invention for mind control you’d have to map the brain. Obviously 0 doesn’t need to; he’s already figured that out.


45 posted on 04/03/2013 3:06:16 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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46 posted on 04/03/2013 3:09:27 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Drugs and partitioning of who is sane vs govt sanction. Gee, how could that ever happen?


47 posted on 04/03/2013 3:14:13 AM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: Linda Frances

> Evil has been unleashed. I think things will be getting worse by the day, unless God does something.

God wrote the script. 0’s going to get body slammed. It’s not a question of if. It’s when. I’m predicting next year, big time when they find out 0dumbo’s new tax has risen quite a bit more than he said it would.


48 posted on 04/03/2013 3:16:59 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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