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Huntington's disease will be challenged....

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Tue Apr 21, 2015 at 01:12 PM PDT

where I have been

by diverdonreed

For the past year or so I have been writing a book, called STEM CELL BATTLES: Proposition 71 and Beyond.

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Imagine being trapped on your rooftop in the middle of a raging flood. Now imagine things get worse, as poisonous snakes come slithering out of the water, onto your roof...

North Dakota's Amendment One, the new "personhood" amendment, has similar unexpected surprises....

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Does the Iowa Senate race affect you?  Only if you or someone you love has diabetes, blindness, or Alzheimer's disease.

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Why would an author write a book that is guaranteed not to make her a dime?

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The California stem cell program has awarded $14.3 million to Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc., to help bring its stem cell treatment closer to paralyzed people-- people like my son Roman Reed, who is on the ballot today, running for State Senator!

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First, for those who may have wondered why I have not blogged much of late, two reasons: 1. I am contracted to produce a book on the stem cell struggle and it is a major effort; 2. I have been negotiating a personal battle with cancer--surgery done, radiation yet to come...

Now, onto the big news!

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Question: When is it right to vote against a good man?

Answer: When he is out of touch with his constituents, and when there is another good man to replace him.

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Question: When is it right to vote against a good man?

Answer: When he is out of touch with his constituents, and when there is another good man to replace him.

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When you vote for a Senator, you are not just selecting a member of a party, or supporting a set of political beliefs; you are choosing someone whose entire life has prepared them for this day.

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BROWN VETOES PARALYSIS   RESEARCH BILL

By Don C. Reed

Unfortunately, Governor Jerry Brown has just vetoed Assembly Bill 714, (Wieckowski, D-Fremont) which would have restored one million dollars to the Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Act.

A mistake was made. The Governor has an avalanche of bills to decide, and he is only human.

But it was unquestionably an error.

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In the next 30 days, Governor Jerry Brown will decide whether California's glorious paralysis research program will be revived--i.e. put the money back in-- or not.

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