September 16th, 2014
07:04 PM ET

Assessing America's alternative energy future

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The crisis in Iraq and Syria, fueled by oil. The crisis in Ukraine, greatly complicated by natural gas. So what if we lived in a world that was powered by something other than these hydrocarbons we are so dependent on. That's a world that Vinod Khosla is betting on, quite literally. Khosla was the founding CEO of Sun Microsystems. He now runs his own firm, Khosla Ventures, and is the 352nd richest person in America, according to Forbes. In recent years, most of his energy has gone into finding promising alternate energy technologies, and investing in them.

Watch the video for the interview for his take on the future of alternative energy.

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  1. Philip

    The future of energy is this: Stem cells replace crude oil petrochemicals in the making of pharmacy products. Only about 5% of crude is used for making gasoline and diesel fuels for transportation.
    With trillions of dollars worth of pharmacy drugs purchases each year, and with stem cells being uses to make them rather than crude oil as is the case now, look for the price of gasoline to drop to around 28 cents per gallon once stem cells are approved.

    September 16, 2014 at 7:19 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      Not likely in our lifetime, with the stubborn opposition against stem cell research.

      September 16, 2014 at 7:59 pm | Reply
      • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

        We must unbind stem-cell research and fund it massively for the benefit of mankind.
        Not to promote stem-cell technology defines immorality.

        September 16, 2014 at 10:34 pm |
      • Philip

        Exactly, Joey. It is stupid to use billions of barrels of crude oil to make pharmacy products with so many millions of dead fetus available each year for stem cell harvesting.
        Really. Thanks to legalized abortions, the price of gasoline and diesel fuel will soon be around 28 cents per gallon.

        September 16, 2014 at 10:57 pm |
      • banasy©

        JIF,
        I agree completely.

        In late 2007, scientists identified conditions that would allow some specialized adult human cells to be reprogrammed genetically to assume a stem cell-like state. These stem cells are called induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). IPSCs are adult cells that have been genetically reprogrammed to an embryonic stem cell–like state by being forced to express genes and factors important for maintaining the defining properties of embryonic stem cells. Although these cells meet the defining criteria for pluripotent stem cells, it is not known if iPSCs and embryonic stem cells differ in clinically significant ways. Mouse iPSCs were first reported in 2006, and human iPSCs were first reported in late 2007. Mouse iPSCs demonstrate important characteristics of pluripotent stem cells, including expressing stem cell markers, forming tumors containing cells from all three germ layers, and being able to contribute to many different tissues when injected into mouse embryos at a very early stage in development. Human iPSCs also express stem cell markers and are capable of generating cells characteristic of all three germ layers.

        Although additional research is needed, iPSCs are already useful tools for drug development and modeling of diseases, and scientists hope to use them in transplantation medicine.

        http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/pages/faqs.aspx

        September 17, 2014 at 12:29 am |
      • Philip

        Stubborn opposition put up against fetus stem cells being utilized, @banasy. Opposition put up by American rat Wang "Christian" moral majority that makes up less than 2% of world population. A very small obstacle to fetal stem cells being used to replace petrochemicals currently being wasted on the making of Rx drugs that over 70 million US citizens are currently addicted to.

        September 17, 2014 at 9:43 am |
      • banasy©

        Research in America is hampered by people who conflate stem cell research with abortion, I should have stated.
        In other words, by people who do not understand what the research is about, or cannot understand that necrotic tissue isn't the source of the stem cells. Because it's necrotic, you see.

        September 17, 2014 at 10:41 am |
      • Philip

        The opposition to using stem cells of dead human fetuses is minuscule, at best. The vast majority see dead human fetuses as simple clumps of fleshy material and so have no problem with using dead human fetuses rather than simply throwing them in the trash as was the case even before Roe v Wade.

        September 17, 2014 at 12:20 pm |
      • banasy©

        Then why is it opposed, Philip?

        I'll repeat this: people who do not understand what the research is about, or cannot understand that necrotic tissue isn’t the source of the stem cells. Because it’s necrotic, you see.

        September 17, 2014 at 12:31 pm |
  2. Thomas

    Why not have less children , think and act responsibly , mindfully sustainably ?

    Why do the majority of environmentally sound thinkers living in Northern California and not Southern California ?

    The Environment , the biggest issue in our lives ,

    Water , Air , Food

    September 16, 2014 at 7:49 pm | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

      One really does not need food to live.
      He who is of the purest mind, and who knows the exaltation of the spirit, can attain subsistence through water and air, if he finds a Perfect Master.

      September 16, 2014 at 10:02 pm | Reply
      • banasy©

        You're cracking me up, JIF.

        September 17, 2014 at 12:53 am |
      • rupert

        I don't think joey was joking.
        I interpreted his wording to mean
        1. Have a pure mind
        2. Do not indulge in food
        3. Drink water not other stuff
        4. Be in touch with your soul
        Perfect master? Don't know this part. Maybe use Perfect Master mix for the best darn mix drinks u can make

        September 17, 2014 at 4:39 am |
      • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

        Well now, @ rupert, that's also known as an Ascended Master.
        If you can find one of those, you're in business.

        September 17, 2014 at 4:53 am |
      • stuart

        @rupert. No on the "perfect master." I interpreted joey's grey writing style to mean that the "perfect master" would be religion. This is an important ingredient in the holistic approach to find life's fulfilment. (Auto spell. Coooool)

        September 17, 2014 at 4:54 am |
      • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

        My writing is grey?
        Sfumato, maybe.
        My romp on the Ubervegan was based on an actual job definition.

        September 17, 2014 at 5:08 am |
      • stuart

        Grey is good. U said a long time ago that u prefer to write that way. Obvious reasons

        September 17, 2014 at 5:21 am |
    • Philip

      Why not waste less food, Thomas. We have legalized abortions controlling population growth. Now we need a way to convince America's nationwide obesity epidemic to stop wasting 40% of all food.
      FOOD is the single largest contributor to US landfills and city dumps. There are hardly any dead fetus found at dumps since Roe v Wade.

      September 16, 2014 at 11:01 pm | Reply
  3. Vinod Khosla is awesome

    Just love this dude! He is so freakin' smart. If only we could learn to listen to some of the super-achieving foreigners, in our very own country, that could potentially guide us, and lead us not into temptation, and deliver us all from evil.... our just might be the kingdom to admire, once again.....

    September 16, 2014 at 8:08 pm | Reply
    • rupert

      Smart? Thank u.
      I did pass college algebra

      September 17, 2014 at 4:33 am | Reply
      • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

        Didn't you get a "C?"
        Finally?

        September 17, 2014 at 5:31 am |
      • rupert

        Yes. But I passed

        September 17, 2014 at 8:38 am |
  4. Ferhat Balkan

    That's the world that the GOP can't live with Fareed. In fact, the GOP's favorite solution is expanding the Keystone Pipeline and expanding offshore drilling. In other words, more fossil fuels is their answer to solving our energy problems. On the other hand, any rational environmentalist or scientist will tell you that alternative energy is the way to the future and a cleaner environment. Unfortunately, large oil & coal corporations will either by off, or vote down any sort of alternative energy that poses a threat to their business.

    September 16, 2014 at 9:44 pm | Reply
    • Philip

      Ferhat. The Keystone Pipeline must go through. Otherwise, after NATO forces invade and occupy Venezuela, our southern refineries will have plenty of crude oil to replace lost imports from Venezuela's nationalises oil corporation...called "CITGO" by Americans.
      While the US has NEVER been dependant on Middle Eastern oil we HAVE been dependent on Venezuelan crude. At one time, about 41% of US crude imports came from Venezuela. Currently, about 12% of US crude imports come from Venezuela. The KeystoneXL will replace that 12% as NATO forces bomb-down Venezuela's infrastructure same as was done to Iraq. So, don't say it can't happen. It already has.

      September 17, 2014 at 7:58 am | Reply
      • stuart

        Keystone? Not a bad beer.

        September 17, 2014 at 9:01 am |
      • Sean Bond

        Philip, I find you to be very naïve and irresponsible about your statements on Keystone XL. Your position alone proves your ignorance on this topic. The only other explanation would be that you work either for one of the oil companies or for a company that would benefit from the construction of Keystone XL. If the Canadian Tar Sands were destine solely for American consumption, and people wanted jobs, then the smartest move would be to build a new super refinery on the eastern plains of Montana perhaps near Colstrip; then refine that dirty tar into usable crude and pipe it through normal pipelines across America. But isn’t it curious that this high pressure pipeline moving that highly corrosive bitumen is going all the way to the Gulf of Mexico? Let us look at the REAL Facts, and by the way, I’ve been researching this project for over three years, so it’s safe to say I just might know what I’m talking about.

        1) Who owns most of the rights to the Canadian Tar Sands? China.
        2) And who is building a new fleet of super tankers meant to go through the widened Panama Canal due to open in 2015? China.
        3) Who is in discussion with the Nicaraguan Government to build a new larger canal that will take even larger tankers? China.
        4) Who loaned the US Government, then under Republican power, much of the money for the Iraq war, therefore holding the Republican Party accountable for that favor? China.
        5) Which Political Party is pushing for the building of the Keystone XL Pipeline so that China can get their tar sand to the Gulf to load on Chinese Super Tankers? The Republicans

        The Keystone XL Pipeline is for one reason and one reason only, to get Chinese Tar Sand to Chinese Super Tankers waiting in the Gulf. To think that the Keystone XL Pipeline is to get Chinese Owned Tar Sands to the USA so that US Consumers can have cheaper prices at the pump is not only ludicrous, but it is the epitome of ignorance.

        Perhaps you just might want to research things a bit better before you make your arrogant and ignorant statements on a subject you clearly no nothing about or because you are driven by a financial incentive to do so.

        September 17, 2014 at 1:33 pm |
      • thank you, Sean Bond!

        A very very knowledgeable and wise comment on here from Sean Bond! Thank you Sir! yes indeed, the Keystone XL pipeline sounds like a sick joke, when you could refine all that "tar" right up there in Montana, so that you could deliver gasoline and diesel to the US and Canada, for our consumption........... so why pump it ALL THE WAY to Louisiana?????????? Just to load up tankers???????? Yes, it has "China" (and the wider Panama Canal) written all over it........... so sad that Republicans are so easily bought out.......... one more reason to never ever vote for ANY Republican............. in any way, shape or form............ they have truly sunk to becoming our modern day scourge............ a plague that can bring us down for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!

        September 17, 2014 at 7:50 pm |
  5. iralarry

    We'll wasn't that nice to hear someone support Obama's funding do alternative energy esp with regard to Solyndra.

    September 16, 2014 at 9:50 pm | Reply
    • he is much smarter than that...

      I listened to the entire interview. Vinod Khosla is way smarter than that! He can place his billions behind (for example) 20 start ups, and if even 19 of them fail, he still makes incredible money from the one that succeeds! That is what venture capitalists do. Vinod is knowledgeable enough and smart enough to know the math and the science behind risk mitigation..... unlike ignoramuses like you....... Thank God President Obama funded alternative energy research........... Solyndra was just poorly managed, could not compete with China, and fizzled into embezzlement....... shame on them....... they are one of the 19 losers that Vinod talks about.......... and Obama had nothing to do with the sicko cheaters within Solyndra........ you are the racist nutcase that wants to throw mud at our President every chance you can grab at............ I bet you also watch Fox News 24×7........... loser..............

      September 16, 2014 at 10:10 pm | Reply
  6. Philip

    N. America sits atop the largest known reserves of natural gas on planet earth. The problem is current and former political leaders in bed with western oil corporations.
    Since 1972 America has had the technology to run our cars and trucks on clean burning natural gas by simply have not been allowed to. Once pharmacy products are made from aborted fetus stem cells instead of petrochemicals, there will be no need for alternatives to oil and natural gas.

    September 16, 2014 at 11:07 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      Embryonic stem cells used in research do not come from aborted fetuses.

      http://www.cirm.ca.gov/our-progress/myths-and-misconceptions-about-stem-cell-research

      September 17, 2014 at 1:05 am | Reply
      • Philip

        " Embryonic stem cells used in research do not come from aborted fetuses...YET, rather.
        There have been approximately 70 million legalised abortions in the USA alone. Countless hundreds of millions of abortions around the world. It would be stupid not to harvest fetus stem cells and make pharmacy products out of them rather than using so many billions of barrels of crude oil that could otherwise be used for making energy rather than simply making drugs for drug addicts.

        September 17, 2014 at 7:26 am |
      • banasy©

        Given the opposition to even basic stem cell research, the chances of the world running out of fossil fuels will happen quicker than the technology to regenerate necrotic tissue into viable stem cells to use in those pharmacy products, as you suggest.

        September 17, 2014 at 10:50 am |
      • Philip

        Opposition to stem cells being used to make pharmacy products comes from less than 2% of the world's population: The Rat Wang "moral majority" of "Christian" fundamentalists. The Focus on the Family crew trying desperately to keep dysfunctional families together.

        September 17, 2014 at 11:03 am |
      • banasy©

        Yes, it's being blocked by people who are ignorant enough to think stem cell research = abortions.

        September 17, 2014 at 11:12 am |
  7. rupert

    That's right fanasy. They come from the stork.

    September 17, 2014 at 4:20 am | Reply
  8. stuart

    Be quiet rupert. Banasy is serious

    September 17, 2014 at 5:02 am | Reply
  9. rupert

    U be quiet stuart. I'm searching for an ascended master. 6th dimension.still choosing the appropriate color

    September 17, 2014 at 5:05 am | Reply
  10. rupert

    Yes. Stem research should be allowed. I am for it so I agree with everybody

    September 17, 2014 at 5:17 am | Reply
  11. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    I'm serious, too, about stem cells.
    An MD told me that she was bored with her work, and thought she could contribute meaningfully in stem-cell research.
    I asked why she didn't go into that.
    "There's not enough funding," she said.

    September 17, 2014 at 5:19 am | Reply
  12. Philip

    There is no energy shortage. The problem is too much crude oil is used for making pharmacy products rather than fuels. Once mind altering drugs are made of stem cells rather than petrochemicals, the price of crude oil will rapidly decline.
    Now you know exactly why there has been very little invested in alternative energies like wind, solar, or hydrothermal. There is simply no genuine need to find alternatives to crude oil and natural gas.

    September 17, 2014 at 7:17 am | Reply
  13. Philip

    Joey's "perfect Master" is a One World State Religion that will come out of the ashes of combined world governments exposing the world's organized religions for being the money-hungry / tax dodging / lying azz boy raping / sabre rattling war mongers that they all are.
    Once organized religions are outlawed, this world won't be so bad.

    September 17, 2014 at 7:35 am | Reply
  14. Philip

    There is no need to waste so many million dead fetus each year. We should start grinding them up and feeding dead fetus to hogs and at least get some pork and bacon out of them until stem cell research makes meds out of them.
    We could even soak dead fetus in diesel fuel to make fireplace starter logs. No reason to go on wasting millions of dead fetus.

    September 17, 2014 at 8:07 am | Reply
    • rupert

      Ewwww. Gross

      September 17, 2014 at 8:43 am | Reply
      • Philip

        Pro-choice advocates all agree; that is NOT a dead human. That is a ball of flesh. And so there is nothing grotesque about feeding dead fetus to pigs in the minds of pro-choice advocates.

        September 17, 2014 at 9:33 am |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

      Philip,
      About how much per gallon would that be, directly ground?

      September 17, 2014 at 9:40 am | Reply
      • Philip

        No matter, Joey. The more we use dead human fetuses to feed pigs and harvest stem cells from the more the savings will be.

        September 17, 2014 at 9:55 am |
  15. Philip

    Imagine how much corn we could save by feeding dead fetus to pigs!

    September 17, 2014 at 8:13 am | Reply
  16. rupert

    Then we could have more popcorn too. Maybe with so much corn around the country, cinemark could bring down the outrages price of popcorn at the movies.

    September 17, 2014 at 8:47 am | Reply
    • Philip

      Get a clue. Most of that movie popcorn ends up on theater floors and into the trash. Same as 40% of all food in the USA ends up; in the trash.
      Did you know that there really ISN'T any water shortage? That 25% of US potable water is used for processing foods that get thrown away, not eaten?

      September 17, 2014 at 10:00 am | Reply
  17. krissy from Florida

    Philip u are bad

    September 17, 2014 at 8:50 am | Reply
  18. ranasy@

    Yes philip. U are very bad man

    September 17, 2014 at 8:51 am | Reply
  19. Philip

    Fortunately, this is not about me. 🙂 It's about America's abundant alternative energies: Millions of dead fetuses, clean burning and overly abundant natural gas, and refined hemp oil. Henry Ford was a hemp farmer, whose first car ran off of refined hemp oil, btw.

    September 17, 2014 at 9:12 am | Reply
    • banasy©

      I could find nowhere that states Henry Ford was a hemp farmer; do you have a link for this?
      His father was a farmer, but after his mother died, he wanted nothing to do with farming.
      As an aside, his supposed 1941 "hemp" car was made out of mostly soy.

      September 17, 2014 at 11:19 am | Reply
  20. Philip

    About 5 million babies ate born alive each year in the USA. These babies are not an alternative source of energy.
    There are about 1.5 million human fetuses aborted each year in the USA, with 10's of millions more dead fetuses around the world that ARE alternative fuels. We should at least burn dead fetuses for heat if nothing else.

    September 17, 2014 at 10:52 am | Reply
  21. palintwit

    Stem cell research can be used to clone the entire Palin family ! And Duck Dynasty ! And Honey Boo Boo !

    September 17, 2014 at 10:58 am | Reply
  22. Philip

    How was it that humans became dependant on crude oil to power our cars and trucks? Both Ford in the USA and Diesel in Europe designed their first engines to run off of abundant hemp oil. What caused them to redesign their engines so that they needed refined crude rather than hemp?

    September 17, 2014 at 11:18 am | Reply
    • palintwit

      And everybody used to light their lamps with whale oil. Maybe they should have designed their cars to run on whale oil as well. Moron.

      September 17, 2014 at 11:34 am | Reply
    • give us a break Philip!

      The first "Internal Combustion Engine" was invented by a German named Karl Benz, in Germany, and he ran it off of a derivative of Crude Oil, as did Rudoplh Diesel, also a German, when he invented the Diesel Engine, a few years later. The only difference is that the Diesel Engine is a high compression engine that runs without a spark plug. So, Philip, sad to say, you don't know everything, so quit trying to pose on these blogs here like you know everything..... silly kid.....

      September 17, 2014 at 11:37 am | Reply
      • Philip

        You left out the part about Henry Ford's first car running off of refined hemp oil with body panels made of hemp fiber.
        Why is it that AMERICANS use crude oil rather than hemp oil as intended by Henry Ford?
        Btw, many diesel engines use a form of spark plugs.

        September 17, 2014 at 11:56 am |
  23. Philip

    Hemp was demonized by the Rat Wang Moral Majority with financial backing of corporations like DuPont that found they could make synthetic hemp fiber out of refined crude oil. Nylon, for example, is synthetic hemp fiber.
    Big Bayer Aspirin Group also learned they could make synthetic aspirin (acetaminophen) by using petrochemicals to mimic natural aspirin found in the bark of the willow. And later, synthetic heroin (oxycontin). Bayer patented heroin in 1898, aspirin in 1899.
    Today, after decades of trial and error, all sorts of mind altering Rx pharmacy drugs are petrochemicals that mimic everything from heroin to cocaine. Of course Ritalin IS a petrochemical: methane laced with amphetamines. Meth amphetamine.
    The real reason we run our cars and trucks off of crude oil rather than hemp is that Big Pharmacy corporations need billions of barrels of crude oil to make mind altering drugs out of.

    September 17, 2014 at 12:05 pm | Reply
  24. Philip

    Rudolph Diesel invented a high compression engine that he designed to run off of refined hemp oil, not refined crude oil. Get a clue.

    http://www.crrh.org/cannabis/biodiesel.html

    September 17, 2014 at 12:12 pm | Reply
  25. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    I support a woman's choice 100% in regard to abortion.

    September 17, 2014 at 12:13 pm | Reply
    • Philip

      I support using dead human fetuses for something other than throwing them away.

      September 17, 2014 at 12:21 pm | Reply
      • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

        How about for Spam, Philip?

        September 17, 2014 at 12:36 pm |
      • banasy©

        And oh! We can use euthanized dogs and cats to burn as fuel, as well! After all, 2.7 million are euthanized every year. Why let a perfectly good source of heating material go to waste?

        And yes, I'm being sarcastic.

        September 17, 2014 at 12:50 pm |
      • Philip

        Pro-choice advocates approve of spam made of dead flesh, Joey. To pro-choice advocates, a dead fetus is nothing more than a pile of dead flesh.

        September 17, 2014 at 12:51 pm |
      • Philip

        Sarcastic? Even French eat dead horse pets, @banasy. And Americans realize that dead animals don't feel a thing when being eaten or burned. Except for Jesus freaks who think dead bodies are somehow still alive and so can feel the burning fire. But they are freaks. So can hardly expect more.

        September 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm |
      • banasy©

        Pro-choice advocates approve of spam made of dead flesh, Joey.
        Conversely, forced-birth advocates approve of letting the newborn die once it's through the birth canal. To the forced birth advocate, the birth is the only thing they approve of; after that, the newborn doesn't matter.

        Hyperbole is fun! Generalizing a trigger-issue is fun!

        Oh! I have another idea! How about we get the government to force those people who are forced-birth advocates to adopt the baby? That would be peachy-keen, wouldn't it? Win-win.

        September 17, 2014 at 1:14 pm |
      • Philip

        Am still looking for banasy's supposed "forced birth advocates". Still haven't found one commenting on this thread. Still wondering who you are talking too, @banasy.

        September 17, 2014 at 1:46 pm |
      • banasy©

        Am still waiting for the link that says pro-choice advocates and the SC think eating aborted fetuses is okay.

        September 17, 2014 at 1:51 pm |
    • banasy©

      I like to remind people that those wishing for the government to step in to force births can be the same government that can force abortions; these people should be careful what they ask for.

      September 17, 2014 at 12:36 pm | Reply
      • Philip

        Odd. I just reread this thread and didn't see anyone advocating for government to force live births, @banasy. Are you daydreaming again?

        September 17, 2014 at 12:54 pm |
      • banasy©

        Oh, I see. Only you are allowed to drive the conversation.

        September 17, 2014 at 1:11 pm |
      • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

        This is a liberal thread. When I express a conservative view here, it is usually opposed.
        Few come here to preach right-to-life sermons.

        September 17, 2014 at 1:16 pm |
      • Philip

        You were addressing " those that wish government enforced live births". Those aren't here. So who were you addressing? The cowboys or the Indians fighting between your own two ears?

        September 17, 2014 at 1:22 pm |
      • banasy©

        Philip, I am addressing the abortion issue; if you do not wish to converse about it, you should not have brought it up. Live births are the opposite of abortion.

        This isn't about me. Don't start insulting me.

        September 17, 2014 at 1:30 pm |
  26. Philip

    The abortion issue has been settled by the Supreme Court. Dead human fetuses are not alive and so are nothing more than balls of dead flesh. Suitable for what humans use dead meat for. Not cannibalism if you eat them, according to the SC and pro-choice advocates, at least.

    September 17, 2014 at 1:34 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      Not cannibalism if you eat them, according to the SC and pro-choice advocates, at least.

      Link it.

      September 17, 2014 at 1:44 pm | Reply
      • Philip

        Huh? Ask any pro-choice advocate. Aborted fetuses are not humans. How did you miss that?

        September 17, 2014 at 1:50 pm |
      • banasy©

        Your statement was Not cannibalism if you eat them, according to the SC and pro-choice advocates, at least.

        I asked you to link where the SC and pro-choice advocates said eating them is okay. Did you not understand the question?

        Really, you would have been magnificent write for Hitler's propaganda campaigns.

        September 17, 2014 at 1:58 pm |
      • Philip

        How to explain to @banasy that pro-choice advocates do not view aborted fetuses as being humans.
        Sheesh. Ask anyone. If it's flesh but it's not human flesh, you can eat it without being cannibal.
        Are you on meds, banasy? Seriously.

        September 17, 2014 at 3:04 pm |
      • banasy©

        I'm saying that aborted fetuses ≠ food, as you are asserting.

        You are arguing two different things here.
        Pro-choice advocates are not equating aborted fetuses with food. You are. And you further stated that the SC said aborted fetuses are food. I asked you to link that. You did not.

        I especially like your assertion that if it is non-human, it must be edible. You may want to re-think that one.

        Oh, and I take one medication to make up for my lack of a thyroid. Are you drunk? Seriously. Because anyone who makes up their own fact-free assertions that whole swaths of people, including the SC, think that aborted fetuses equate to food has got to be hitting the sauce pretty hard.

        September 17, 2014 at 3:34 pm |
  27. Philip

    Lol. Joey? You are about as far away from being a conservative as is humanly possible. You advocate for the liberal destruction of 70 million living human fetuses. Hardly a conservative stance.

    September 17, 2014 at 1:39 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      Over 70% of abortions obtained in the US are by Christian women; if one thinks only liberal women get abortions, one is incorrect.
      It isn't a matter of who has a (D) or (R) on their voting ballot.

      September 17, 2014 at 1:49 pm | Reply
      • Philip

        Most Christian women are very liberal. Even liberally using mind altering drugs like Xanax on themselves and Ritalin on their little boys these days. Not like Christian women of old, that's for sure.

        September 17, 2014 at 1:53 pm |
      • banasy©

        So not only are most Christian women liberal, when they're not having mad abortions and eating Xanax like M&M's, they are dosing their male offspring only with Ritalin?

        September 17, 2014 at 2:06 pm |
      • banasy©

        This should have read only their male offspring.

        September 17, 2014 at 2:10 pm |
      • Philip

        About. 85% of US women claim to be Christian, @banasy. So little wonder that killers of live human fetuses hide behind buddy Jesus. Sort of like the hundreds of openly gay priests caught in the act of statutory raype do.

        September 17, 2014 at 2:30 pm |
      • banasy©

        So, if I understand you correctly, 85% of the women in this country are liberal?

        September 17, 2014 at 2:38 pm |
      • Philip

        No. Most single women and grandparents stuck raising grandchildren of their promiscuous daughters have little girls drugged straight-up with Prozac these days. Ritalin is the fav used on boys.

        September 17, 2014 at 2:39 pm |
      • Philip

        You seem to be confusing the word Liberal with words like Democrat, banasy. And the word Conservative with the word Christian.

        September 17, 2014 at 2:48 pm |
      • banasy©

        So my original statement that Over 70% of abortions obtained in the US are by Christian women; if one thinks only liberal women get abortions, one is incorrect. is, in fact, correct.

        September 17, 2014 at 2:49 pm |
      • banasy©

        No, Philip, I am obviously not, given my original 1:49 post.

        September 17, 2014 at 2:53 pm |
  28. chri§§y

    Lol @ rupert...you passed college algebra? You mean you passed by the doorway? Lol im just teasin you ok? I couldnt resist.

    September 17, 2014 at 1:57 pm | Reply
  29. chri§§y

    Dont you just love how MEN like to toss their opinion around about this topic @ banasy? When the truth of the matter a large number of them turn out to be a)deadbeat dads or b) abusive spouses and fathers or c) invisible! Not only that but the good Lord realized that given the fact MEN are the biggest babies with the slightest illness, they just could not survive having to birth a child much less morning sickness and stretch marks! Lol. I am not an advocate of abortion however i do respect others rights to make decisions that will impact their entire lives! And i would rather a woman who cannot raise a child in a fashion that a child deserves do what is necessary rather than see a child abused and neglected! And whats really surprising is ALL the indignant responses by these MEN who im willing to bet most fit the category i previously mentioned!

    September 17, 2014 at 3:10 pm | Reply
    • don't tar all with the same brush...

      my dear chrissy, please don't tar all of us men on this blog, with the same brush. I am a very good dad and husband. I am highly regarded as such, within my community, right here in the good ol' US of A. I love my 2 daughters immensely, and both me and my wife are doing an absolutely fabulous job in raising them......

      September 17, 2014 at 7:23 pm | Reply
  30. Philip

    According to the SC and pro-choice advocates, aborted fetuses were never humans. Link? Ask anyone. If you are eating flesh that is not the flesh of a human, you are not indulging in cannibalism. You are eating meat.
    Care for some Spam meat product made from the dead flesh of prospective citizens? 🙂

    September 17, 2014 at 3:12 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      Not what you asserted. You stated explicitly that Not cannibalism if you eat them, according to the SC and pro-choice advocates, at least. Link where the SC said eating aborted fetuses is okay.

      The only one advocating the eating of aborted fetuses is you.

      September 17, 2014 at 3:46 pm | Reply
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