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Thu Oct 18, 2012, 11:18 AM

68 Nobel laureates strongly endorses President Barack Obama

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The Center for American Progress Action Fund today received an open letter co-signed by 68 Nobel laureates in physics, chemistry, and medicine. The letter strongly endorses President Barack Obama’s science policies. “America’s economic future,” the letter begins, “depends on our ability to continue America’s proud legacy of discovery and invention.”


In the letter the Nobel Prize-winning scientists contrast President Obama’s programs to train young Americans in science and technology, strengthen science-based decisionmaking in government, and increase investments in science and innovation while Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s budget proposal would slash these investments. Indeed, according to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) budget plan, which Gov. Romney endorsed, would invest fully one-quarter less in nondefense research and development compared to the president’s plan.

“The Nobelists’ commitment to a prosperous future built on innovation is in the finest spirit of the Founding Fathers and expresses a core American value,” said Jonathan D. Moreno, Editor-in-Chief of Science Progress Action and Senior Fellow at CAP Action. “In this time of economic recovery, we must keep our eye on the horizon by investing in the science, technology, education, and workforce we need to stay on the cutting edge and compete in a world economy where success is increasingly determined by our ability to out-invent and out-innovate our competitor nations.


http://www.americanprogressaction.org/issues/technology/news/2012/10/17/41914/68-nobel-prize-winning-scientists-endorse-obamas-science-policies/



'his opponent is mentioned in the letter plus the signatories.


the letter:
http://www.americanprogressaction.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Obama-Nobel-Endorsement-Letter1.pdf

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Ichingcarpenter Oct 2012 OP
SunSeeker Oct 2012 #1
Ichingcarpenter Oct 2012 #2
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porphyrian Oct 2012 #5
aint_no_life_nowhere Oct 2012 #6
Ichingcarpenter Oct 2012 #7

Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 11:26 AM

1. You don't see this story in the MSM.

But CNN pulls 7 sketchy economists out of its ass, four of which pick Obama, and that makes news.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 12:44 PM

2. New York Times is reporting this 4 hours after me

Mine came from the source, NYTs is next so maybe the TV news services will pick it up.


NYTs

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/18/nobel-laureates-endorse-obama/?ref=science

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 12:58 PM

4. That means you're more on the ball than the NYT!

And thanks for posting!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 12:53 PM

3. k

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 01:01 PM

5. . n/t

 

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 01:01 PM

6. Romney now looking for Nobel Laureates who denounce evolution,

global warming, and a round Earth orbiting the sun.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 01:08 PM

7. The Confederacy or repugulicans has its congressional majority

in the Committee for Science and Technology but
no scientists

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