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Geez she’s a twat… and she and her supporters think she’s sensible and smart enough to be running the country? Bush was one thing, but Bachmann seems to take it to another level.

In her latest faux pas during the Republican presidential debate she stated that the HPV vaccine was dangerous and could lead to mental retardation… *Sigh*! Where do these people get this from? What scientific evidence have they been privy to that the rest of us have clearly missed out on?

Medical practitioners were definitely not going to take this lying on their backs and quickly countered Bachmann’s baseless claims the following day.

The American Academy of Pediatrics would like to correct false statements made in the Republican presidential campaign that HPV vaccine is dangerous and can cause mental retardation. There is absolutely no scientific validity to this statement. Since the vaccine has been introduced, more than 35 million doses have been administered, and it has an excellent safety record.

If it really did cause mental retardation, perhaps that would explain certain aspects of her mental health…

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My wonderful girlfriend just showed me this nice mini-doco on Ron Paul and his policies and I thought I’d share it. Though I may not agree with his beliefs, I am more than a big fan of what he stands for and has stood for without wavering for the past 30 or more years. The one politician with integrity and doesn’t pander to anyone…

So to all the Americans reading this who will be voting at the next presidential election, if you want your country to be saved Ron Paul is who you should be voting for. If you want a president who actually respects and follows the constitution and upholds the ideals of your founding fathers, he’s the man you should be voting for. Otherwise it’s a fairly grim outlook.

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This was a quote from another disappointed viewer of last night’s Republican Presidential Candidates debate:
Listening to GOP Presidential candidates talk about science is like listening to children talk about sex: They know it exists, they have strong opinions about what it might mean, but they don’t have a clue what it’s actually about.
See more here at The Daily Dish

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I’d been watching a fair few Ron Paul clips on YouTube tonight to learn a bit more about his policies. I’m finding more and more respect for the man. Definitely hope he does well this year. Anyway, someone’s put together a superhero-esque movie trailer video for him, have a watch.

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Bob Katter’s Australian Party has shown that it will no longer accept any candidates who support gay marriage of who don’t uphold “Christian values”.

MP Bob Katter

Following the recent merging of the Queensland Party and Katter’s Australian Party candidates now have to subscribe to no less than 21 core values and principles. Within the core values is a statement saying marriage should only be between a man and a woman, and that the Australian society and government should be based on Christian values.

“There’s 21 core values and principles in this party and if the candidates don’t agree to those then there’s no point in them joining with a party that they fundamentally disagree with,” Queensland Party’s leader Mr McLindon has stated.

One former Queensland Party candidate James has already been turned by Katter’s Australian Party following the merger after asking for clarification on its stance on gay marriage, abortion and surrogacy.

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Jon Huntsman vs Rick Perry

In response to some incredibly stupid comments by Texas Governor and presidential candidate for the Republicans Rick Perry, Jon Huntsman has made his stance on such matters very clear.

Rick Perry said recently in relation to climate change policy that:

“I don’t think from my perspective that I want to be engaged in spending that much money on still a scientific theory that has not been proven, and that form my perspective is more and more being put into question.”

Just goes to show how much Rick perry really understands scientific ‘theories’… Electricity is a theory. Perhaps the US shouldn’t spend billions of dollars a year on their power infrastructure and instead just pray that it works… Don’t you love these guys? If there’s a single person with any form of scientific background who an opinion not in complete parallel with the general scientific world on a specific theory, that somehow suggests it’s inadequacy. There’s a 99% of scientists agree that climate change is a real issue that is occurring and needs to be addressed. But simply because that 1% exists, that somehow gives these people support to cut it down, calling it a mere “theory” that is not “proven”.

There’re somewhere near 1000+ articles that have been published on climate change, all evidence supporting the ‘mere theory’. Yet there is no a single peer reviewed scientific article to the contrary. What more evidence do you require? When did 1% of scientists’ personal opinions on a matter become evidence?

The same goes for the theory of evolution in the eyes of the religious. It will remain just a ‘theory’ until every fossil of every animal that has ever existed is laid out in front of the religious for them to see. Until then, if there is a single gap this is tantamount to evolution having nothing at all to substantiate itself… Yet you have “faith” there is a God, that requires not a single skerrick of evidence. Where’s the consistency? You require very little for your own personal beliefs, yet so so so much more for the beliefs/facts of others to be accepted.

Anyway, back to Jon Huntsman, the presidential candidate for the Republicans from Utah. He tweeted in response to Rick Perry’s comments:


When interviewed recently about this recent tweet, Jon said:

The minute that the Republican Party becomes the party – the anti-science party, we have a huge problem.  We lose a whole lot of people who would otherwise allow us to win the election in 2012.  When we take a position that isn’t willing to embrace evolution, when we take a position that basically runs counter to what 98 of 100 climate scientists have said, what the National Academy of Science – Sciences has said about what is causing climate change and man’s contribution to it, I think we find ourselves on the wrong side of science, and, therefore, in a losing position.

The Republican Party has to remember that we’re drawing from traditions that go back as far as Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, President Eisenhower, Nixon, Reagan and Bush.  And we’ve got a lot of traditions to draw upon.  But I can’t remember a time in our history where we actually were willing to shun science and become a – a party that – that was antithetical to science. I’m not sure that’s good for our future and it’s not a winning formula.

Wow… This guys was raised as a Mormon, and I believe he still practices the faith, and yet even he is compelled to take a realistic approach to climate change by weight scientific evidence. And on top of that he accepts evolution to be true?

If only we could create a Jon Huntsman & Ron Paul hybrid, to raise and run for president. Maybe the US would stand a chance!? And while we’re making the world a better place, Jon Huntsman if you ever read this please give Australian Liberal Party leader Tony Abbott a phone call and school him on science.

See this video for the full interview:

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