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  • First Human Embryos Edited in U.S.

    08/01/2017 5:44:16 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 10 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | July 26, 2017 | Steve Connor
    The first known attempt at creating genetically modified human embryos in the United States has been carried out by a team of researchers in Portland, Oregon, MIT Technology Review has learned.
  • What things are getting better these days?

    09/12/2015 10:57:16 AM PDT · by MNDude · 39 replies
    It seems like everywhere we look things are getting worse. Christian values are being replaced by values of the secular world. The American flag is being replaced by the rainbow flag. Europe is getting overrun with Muslim migrants and USA is getting overrun with third World immigrants. Fewer and fewer American young know what right the Constitution guarantees, and few care. It seems hard to find things that might actually be getting better. In your opinion, in what areas in the world and the USA are things getting better?
  • Obama: The County Is Better Off, People Just Don’t Feel It

    09/28/2014 10:04:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9/28/14 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    President Obama firmly believes the United States is better off now than when he took office, even though the American people cannot “feel” it. During an interview with 60 Minutes’ Steve Kroft, Obama said, “the country is definitely better off than when I came into office.” “When I came into office, our economy was in crisis,” Obama said. The president then cited lower unemployment, private sector job growth, and deficit cuts as evidence of his administration’s success. “I can put my record against any leader around the world in terms of digging ourselves out of a terrible, almost unprecedented financial...
  • UNBELIEVABLE!… Obama: We’re Better Country Than One Where 14,000 Lose Health Insurance Each Day

    12/03/2013 10:15:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/3/13 | Jim Hoft
    Unreal! Barack Obama opened up his Obamacare press conference today with this unbelievable line: “We believe we’re a better country than a country where we allow every day 14,000 Americans to lose their health care coverage.” From today’s latest O-Care speech:
  • Hillary Clinton has more tests, 'is much better'

    02/04/2013 12:55:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/4/13 | ap
    (AP) Hillary Clinton has more tests, 'is much better' NEW YORK Her husband says former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has undergone more medical tests but is "doing much better." Former President Bill Clinton made the remarks Monday to New York Congressman Peter King. The two spoke in front of a journalist outside the funeral of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch (kahch). Bill Clinton said his wife had five hours of tests on Sunday and was told to "take it easy for another month." He said if her progress continues, "she'll be completely recovered."
  • The bad arithmetic of Bill Clinton’s Democrat-Republican ‘job score’

    09/06/2012 8:29:59 AM PDT · by lasereye · 20 replies
    AEI ^ | September 6, 2012 | James Pethokoukis
    Math is hard. Just ask Bill Clinton. Here’s one of the more memorable lines from his Democratic National Convention address: “What new ideas did we bring to Washington? I always give a one-word answer: Arithmetic.” But Clinton’s speech last night really didn’t add up. Take this Clinton claim: Well, since 1961, for 52 years now, the Republicans have held the White House 28 years, the Democrats 24. In those 52 years, our private economy has produced 66 million private- sector jobs. So what’s the job score? Republicans: twenty-four million. Democrats: forty-two. Why would we analyze the effectiveness of economic approaches...
  • The Question Nobody Wants to Answer

    09/05/2012 5:23:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/05/2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    You have to feel a little sorry for Team Obama as they squirm to explain why the question "Are you better off now than you were four years ago?" is so unfair. After all, there is only one way to answer it and retain any credibility. Which is why Maryland's Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley, when asked, responded, No, we're not. Within 24 hours, he reversed himself, by all accounts because the Obama campaign forced him to. I haven't checked the video to see if he was blinking T-O-R-T-U-R-E in Morse code as he did so. The idea that presidents "run"...
  • Are You Better Off Than You Were at the End of the Bush Administration? A Data-Based Assessment

    09/04/2012 8:21:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    EconBrowser ^ | 09/04/2012 | Menzie Chin
    Are You Better Off Than You Were at the End of the Bush Administration? A Data-Based Assessment I've heard a lot about the "four years ago" comparison. Four years ago, we were on the cusp of Don Luskin’s famous prediction (“... we're on the brink not of recession, but of accelerating prosperity.”), and Phill Gramm had two months earlier decried the ongoing “mental recession”. [0] It seems to me the more appropriate marker is the last election, in 2008Q4. We can then assess what the data tells us about 2012Q2 vis a vis 2008Q4. Aggregate Measures of Activity and Income...
  • Hong Kong Was Better Under the British

    02/23/2012 4:33:16 PM PST · by BfloGuy · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/23/2012 | Hugo Restall
    The Brits created a relatively uncorrupt and competent civil service to run the city day-to-day. "They take enormous satisfaction in minutes, protocol, proper channels, precedents," as Mr. Davies described them, "even in the red tape that binds up their files inside the neat cubby holes within their registries." Their slavish adherence to bureaucratic procedure helped create respect for the rule of law and prevented abuses of power. Above the civil servants sat the career-grade officials appointed from London. These nabobs were often arrogant, affecting a contempt for journalists and other "unhelpful" critics. But they did respond to public opinion as...
  • Gallup: Only in D.C. Do They Think Economy Is Getting Better

    08/15/2011 1:42:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/15/11 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - Only in Washington, D.C.—home of a federal government that has dramatically increased its spending as a share of the U.S. economy over the last three years—did a majority of the people say they believe the economy was getting better not worse in the first half of this year, according to a survey released today by Gallup. In not one state did more than 41 percent of those surveyed tell Gallup they believed the economy was getting better. From January through June, Gallup asked 87,634 American adults in all 50 states and the District of Columbia this question: “Right...
  • Carney: Obama a better leader for not proposing debt ceiling plan

    07/19/2011 6:38:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/19/11 | Neil Munro
    White House spokesman Jay Carney today argued that President Barack Obama is a better leader for not proposing a debt-ceiling plan that can be debated and voted on by elected legislators in the House of Representatives. “Leadership is not proposing a plan for the sake of having it voted up or down, and likely voted down,” he told ABC News’ Jake Tapper, who has spent a week fruitlessly pressing Carney to detail the administration’s budget proposals. Since the start of the debt-ceiling negotiations, the president has refused to develop a detailed plan that could be measured or criticized by voters,...
  • It Could Have Been Worse Is Not A Defense For Bad Policy

    09/16/2010 1:16:58 AM PDT · by tysonbam · 13 replies
    Rancor News ^ | September 16th, 2010 | Tyson Bam
    Politics and Proving Negatives It could have been worse. The stimulus saved us from another great depression, right? Unemployment wouldn't go over 8 percent, but when it did, it could have been worse. Second quarter growth in 2010 slowed to 1.6 percent, but it could have been worse. In July home sales dropped 27.2 percent, and for new homes it dropped 12.4 percent, but it could have been worse. The stimulus was going to create millions of jobs, but then it just saved millions of jobs, but it could have been worse. Does anyone else feel duped? This administration has...
  • ObamaCare: Unions Get Better Grandfathers

    06/14/2010 11:58:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 281+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 6/14/10 | David Hogberg and Sean Higgins
    ObamaCare appears to have one grandfathered standard for labor unions and another standard for everyone else. Unions that had a health plan under a collective bargaining agreement by March 23, 2010, can switch insurers as long as the collective bargaining deal is in effect and not forfeit the grandfathered exemptions from many ObamaCare provisions. But anyone else — large business, small business, individual — who switches carriers loses their grandfathered status.
  • Better Prosthetics Coming for Wounded Warriors

    04/22/2010 6:04:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 298+ views
    FORT DETRICK, Md., April 22, 2010 – From developing a new microprocessor-controlled prosthetic leg to a non-chafing socket device, the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center here is making big strides in advancing prosthetic science to improve wounded warriors’ quality of life. The center, tucked away at this western Maryland post, reaches out to a broad spectrum of researchers at universities, hospitals, and small businesses to promote next-generation, cutting-edge prosthetic technologies. “The objective is to help amputees and traumatically wounded servicemembers return to the highest level of functionality that they are capable of,” said Troy Turner, who manages the center’s...
  • 'Israel made world better’

    04/16/2010 12:08:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 341+ views ^ | 4/16/10 | JTA
    WASHINGTON – The Holocaust survivors who helped build Israel "made our world better," US Gen. David Petraeus said Thursday. "The men and women who walked or were carried out of the death camps, and their descendents, have enriched our world immeasurably in the sciences and in the arts, in literature and in philanthropy," said Petraeus, the key note speaker at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum commemoration in the Capitol Rotunda. "They have made extraordinary contributions in academia, in business, and in government. And, they have, of course, helped build a nation that stands as one of our great allies. The...
  • Countdown Ratings Declines Continue; Better Off Without Olbermann?

    03/30/2010 2:35:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies · 872+ views
    TV By The Numbers ^ | March 30, 2010 | by Bill Gorman
    The ratings declines for Countdown with Keith Olbermann continue. Year over year declines for the first 3 months of 2010 ranged from 40-45% in the cable news advertiser target adults 25-54 demo, and between 21-29% among average viewership.While it’s hard to completely attribute cause and effect to TV ratings, it’s interesting to note that Countdown had better ratings (and a less severe year to year ratings and viewership loss) during the month of March, when Keith wasn’t on the air (he was off from 2/24 until last night) than it did during February (and was approximately on par with...
  • Immune system of healthy adults may be better prepared than expected to fight 2009 H1N1 influenza

    11/16/2009 12:23:01 PM PST · by decimon · 9 replies · 560+ views
    WHAT: A new study shows that molecular similarities exist between the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus and other strains of seasonal H1N1 virus that have been circulating in the population since 1988. These results suggest that healthy adults may have a level of protective immune memory that can blunt the severity of infection caused by the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus. The study team was led by Bjoern Peters, Ph.D., and Alessandro Sette, Ph.D., of La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, Calif., grantees of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. The...
  • In Germany, A Better H1N1 Vaccine For Politicians?

    10/27/2009 12:37:31 PM PDT · by khnyny · 26 replies · 1,296+ views ^ | October 27, 2009 | Tristana Moore
    Critics are calling it a two-tier health system — one for the politically well-connected, another for the hoi polloi. As Germany launched its mass vaccination program against the H1N1 flu virus on Monday, the government found itself fending off accusations of favoritism by offering one vaccine believed to have fewer side effects to civil servants, politicians and soldiers, and another potentially riskier vaccine to everyone else. The government had hoped that Germans would rush to health clinics to receive vaccinations against the rapidly spreading disease, but the rising anger over the different doses may now cause many people to shy...
  • Major Step In Making Better Stem Cells From Adult Tissue

    10/19/2009 6:19:42 AM PDT · by Salman · 6 replies · 373+ views
    Science Daily ^ | Oct. 19, 2009 | Science Daily
    A team led by scientists from The Scripps Research Institute has developed a method that dramatically improves the efficiency of creating stem cells from human adult tissue, without the use of embryonic cells. The research makes great strides in addressing a major practical challenge in the development of stem-cell-based medicine. The findings were published in an advance, online issue of the journal Nature Methods on October 18, 2009. The new technique, which uses three small drug-like chemicals, is 200 times more efficient and twice as fast as conventional methods for transforming adult human cells into stem cells (in this case...
  • Geneticists call for better draft sequences

    10/11/2009 8:13:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 441+ views
    Nature News ^ | 8 October 2009 | Elie Dolgin
    Proposed rankings would classify genomes by completeness and quality.Scientists have proposed classifying genome sequences into six groups, based on their quality.A. Sumner / Science Photo Library Researchers who have mapped a species' genome need to be more explicit about the quality of their sequence, says an international team of genome researchers."People generating these sequences should discriminate a bit more between the products that they provide to the rest of the scientific community," says Patrick Chain of the Joint Genome Institute at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico who is first author of a policy paper on genomic standards...