Wednesday, October 15, 2008

AND STILL MORE

Not all Republicans, but all Nobel Prize winners:

"An Open Letter to the American People

This year's presidential election is among the most significant in our nation's history. The country urgently needs a visionary leader who can ensure the future of our traditional strengths in science and technology and who can harness those strengths to address many of our greatest problems: energy, disease, climate change, security, and economic competitiveness.We are convinced that Senator Barack Obama is such a leader, and we urge you to join us in supporting him.

During the administration of George W. Bush, vital parts of our country's scientific enterprise have been damaged by stagnant or declining federal support. The government's scientific advisory process has been distorted by political considerations. As a result, our once dominant position in the scientific world has been shaken and our prosperity has been placed at risk. We have lost time critical for the development of new ways to provide energy, treat disease, reverse climate change, strengthen our security, and improve our economy.

We have watched Senator Obama's approach to these issues with admiration. We especially applaud his emphasis during the campaign on the power of science and technology to enhance our nation's competitiveness. In particular, we support the measures he plans to take – through new initiatives in education and training, expanded research funding, an unbiased process for obtaining scientific advice, and an appropriate balance of basic and applied research – to meet the nation's and the world's most urgent needs.

Senator Obama understands that Presidential leadership and federal investments in science and technology are crucial elements in successful governance of the world's leading country. We hope you will join us as we work together to ensure his election in November.

Signed,

Alexei Arikosov
Physics
2003

Roger Guillemin
Medicine
1977

Peter Agre
Chemistry
2003

John L. Hall
Physics
2005

Sidney Altman
Chemistry
1989

Leland H. Hartwell
Medicine
2001

Philip W. Anderson
Physics
1977

Dudley Herschbach
Chemistry
1986

Richard Axel
Medicine
2004

Roald Hoffmann
Chemistry
1981

David Baltimore
Medicine
1975

H. Robert Horvitz
Medicine
2002

Baruj Benacerraf
Medicine
1980

Louis Ignarro
Medicine
1998

Paul Berg
Chemistry
1980

Eric R. Kandel
Medicine
2000

J. Michael Bishop
Medicine
1989

Walter Kohn
Chemistry
1998

N. Bloembergen
Physics
1981

Roger Kornberg
Chemistry
2006

Michael S. Brown
Medicine
1985

Leon M. Lederman
Physics
1988

Linda B. Buck
Medicine
2004

Craig C. Mello
Medicine
2006

Mario R. Capecchi
Medicine
2007

Yoichiro Nambu
Physics
2008

Martin Chalfie
Chemistry
2008

Marshall Nirenberg
Medicine
1968

Stanley Cohen
Medicine
1986

Douglas D. Osheroff
Physics
1996

Leon Cooper
Physics
1972

Stanley B. Prusiner
Medicine
1997

James W. Cronin
Physics
1980

Norman F. Ramsey
Physics
1989

Robert F. Curl
Chemistry
1996

Robert Richardson
Physics
1996

Johann Diesenhofer
Chemistry
1988

Burton Richter
Physics
1976

John B. Fenn
Chemistry
2002

Sherwood Rowland
Chemistry
1995

Edmond H. Fischer
Medicine
1992

Oliver Smithies
Medicine
2007

Val Fitch
Physics
1980

Richard R Schrock
Chemistry
2005

Jerome I. Friedman
Physics
1990

Joseph H. Taylor Jr.
Physics
1993

Murray Gell-Man
Physics
1969

E. Donnall Thomas
Medicine
1990

Riccardo Giacconi
Physics
2002

Charles H. Townes
Physics
1964

Walter Gilbert
Chemistry
1980

Roger Tsien
Chemistry
2008

Alfred G. Gilman
Medicine
1994

Daniel C.Tsui
Physics
1998

Donald A. Glaser
Physics
1960

Harold Varmus
Medicine
1989

Sheldon L. Glashow
Physics
1979

James D. Watson
Medicine
1962

Joseph Goldstein
Medicine
1985

Eric Wieschaus
Medicine
1995

Paul Greengard
Medicine
2000

Frank Wilczek
Physics
2004

David Gross
Physics
2004

Robert W. Wilson
Physics
1978

Robert H. Grubbs
Chemistry
2005"

4 comments:

John M. Lally said...

I thought I might post a partisan comment before jim got here:

Report: McCain Transition Head Helped Saddam's Lobbying Effort

By Zachary Roth - October 14, 2008, 3:30PM

Wiliam Timmons, the veteran Washington lobbyist tapped to lead John McCain's transition team was involved in an effort on behalf of Saddam Hussein's government to ease international sanctions against Iraq, according to a report by Murray Waas in The Huffington Post.

The two lobbyists with whom Timmons teamed in the early 90s, Samir Vincent and Tongsun Park, both either pleaded guilty to, or were convicted of, charges that they had acted as unregistered agents of Saddam's government.

Park has a long history of involvement with covert schemes to influence international events. In 1976, he was charged with attempting to bribe members of Congress to win their support for keeping U.S. troops in Vietnam.

This isn't the first time that Timmons has had his name in the news for the wrong reasons since being announced as McCain's transition chief. Last month, Bloomberg reported that he had lobbied on behalf of Freddie Mac, a company that McCain has blamed for helping to cause the current financial crisis.

Timmons' Washington lobby firm, Timmons and Co., founded in the 1970's, helped develop the model on which today's lobbying culture is based.

JIm said...

Conservatives Win In Canada!!

Canada suffered many years under Liberal Governments but, lately has seen the light. Hopefully, some of that light will drift south.

"With nearly all the returns in, Canada's election agency reported on its Web site that the Conservatives had won or was leading in races for 143 of Parliament's 308 seats, an improvement over the 127 seats the party had in the previous Parliament."

Note; The Nobel Selection commitee has degenerated into an anti American , anti democracy, pro socialism , pro global warming hysteria group. I suspect Krugman was selected more for his anti Bush statements than for his writings on Globalization.

JIm said...

Politics is a family profit center for Six Pack Joe Biden.

Biden routes campaign cash to family, their firms
Discloses $2 million in business arrangements

JIm said...

Global Warming update for the genus Nobel signers.

Alaska glaciers grew this year, thanks to colder weather
By Craig Medred | Anchorage Daily News
Two hundred years of glacial shrinkage in Alaska, and then came the winter and summer of 2007-2008.
Unusually large amounts of winter snow were followed by unusually chill temperatures in June, July and August.






Monday, October 13, 2008

Weekend cold set new record lows
Pendleton breaks 118-year-old record

The East Oregonian

Monday, October 13, 2008