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  • Anonymous

    Curious absence of right winger comments regarding the gummint funding of Jackson Labs.

    Especially because Jackson Labs specializes in the mass production of cloned mice used to advance methadone technologies.

    The mice even get a free ride to the facility. And back.

    • Anonymous

      Wow.  Simplistic. 

  • Anonymous

    A non-profit, huh.  And we’re going to pretend that they’re not getting corporate welfare?

    • Anonymous

       Your never happy are you.

    • luvGSD

       The difference being the word profit.

    • Anonymous

      I wouldn’t say a research grant given by the NIH to a University or Jackson is corporate welfare.  Taxpayers get something in return — basic research whose results are published and shared with the research community so that other researchers can build upon it and even so companies can perform applied research to bring drugs to market.  Basic biomedical research is risky with a long payoff (if there is a monetary payoff) and is never done by the private sector.

  • Anonymous

    Far fewer Federal dollars flow through Jackson Lab than, let’s say, Bath Iron Works, which was mentioned in the article.

  • Anonymous

    Could someone please explain why we could  spend 25 million dollars plus tax breaks  trying to keep a paper mill open whose owners were openly hostile to the state of Maine, used the bribery money to pay off debts in Georgia and destroyed machinery in the mill when they  left but we can’t come up with money to support the expansion of an industry that wants to stay in Maine.

    • luvGSD

       Kickbacks?

    • Anonymous

      answer: Baldacci

  • Anonymous

    The cures for cancer and other genetically based diseases aren’t likely going  to be found by someone dabbling around in their back yard frog pond. They are going to be found at places like Jackson Lab. Until Jackson personnel start embezzling or otherwise mis-allocating funds, especially gov’t funds, we should all be VERY supportive of Jackson Lab,  and as this excellent editorial suggests, the State of Maine should meet and learn from Jackson officials what a model of an important 21st century enterprise looks like.

    For more info: http://www.jax.org (no, I am not an employee of Jackson or Ellsworth, nor are any of my  family members or friends, like me, connected in any way with Jackson.)

  • Anonymous

    How could this be anything but good news?    If I had to nit-pick it would be with the City of Ellsworth and their disastrous  traffic plan that will have trouble handling the additional traffic that this will create.

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