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  • World's first bionic eye to give millions the chance of seeing again <tr>

    10/31/2016 3:54:34 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies ^ | Ben Spencer Medical Correspondent For The Daily Mail
    Scientists are on the brink of restoring sight to the blind by sending moving images directly to the brain. In a world-first, surgeons have implanted a visual stimulator chip in the brain of a 30-year-old woman. The patient, who has been totally blind for seven years, saw coloured flashes, lines and spots when signals were sent to her brain from a computer. Her doctors are now planning to send footage from a tiny video camera to the brain, which could provide the world’s first bionic eye and restore sight to millions. The technology bypasses the eyes, meaning it has the...
  • Trump Speech in Charlotte: A Vision For Urban Renewal…

    10/27/2016 7:12:07 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 12 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | Oct 27, 2016 | Sundance
    Donald Trump delivered a powerful speech in Charlotte North Carolina highlighting a new vision for economic revitalization and American urban renewal. If you missed it, you should really watch or read it.
  • Secretary Clinton and The Special Contact Lens – Permanent Double Vision…

    09/30/2016 5:44:38 PM PDT · by BAW · 35 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9-30-2016 | Sundance
    We have been waiting patiently, for over two years, for a moment, a very specific moment, when it was possible to confirm previous suspicions. Today is that day. What outlines below is clear and convincing evidence the 2012 health event of Hillary Clinton resulted in a permanent compromise to Hillary Clinton’s vision. What is outlined below is why some seemingly innocuous notations can reconcile. We’ll also explain why the Clinton team cannot reveal the reality. Back in October of 2012 the Hillary Clinton health story began around a cold, which became a flu, which became a slip and fall, which...
  • Hollande, Merkel urge clear vision for addressing Europe's weaknesses

    09/15/2016 10:40:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 9/15/16 | Richard Loug and Michelle Martin
    PARIS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that it was crucial an upcoming European Union summit, the first since Britain voted to leave the bloc, addressed the EU's weaknesses with a plan for reforms. Britain's Brexit vote sent shockwaves through the European Unions long deemed by many voters to be overly bureaucratic and unresponsive to their concerns, while energizing the continent's anti-immigration, eurosceptic parties. "It is now about applying an agenda for Bratislava that makes clear we are determined to react together to the weaknesses, to the tasks we face," Merkel told...
  • Hillary's 'Vision' Problem

    05/31/2016 8:43:46 PM PDT · by catnipman · 21 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | 5/31/2016 | Peter Roff
    Donald Trump has a vision for the future of America. Clinton doesn't, and that spells trouble come November. ... The chance New York real estate developer Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States has gone from impossible to improbable to likely in the relative blink of an eye. ... The ground she's lost thus far will be very hard for her to get back. Meanwhile, those on the right who are encouraging Trump to change his message and style are doing him no favors. Right now it's all working well enough for him as people are...
  • ‘She’s Pretty!’ Blind Son Sees Mom For First Time

    04/30/2016 11:40:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KFOR ^ | APRIL 30, 2016 | Dallas Franklin
    It was an unforgettable moment for the mother and son. Chris Ward's eye muscles never fully developed, making it impossible for him to see clearly, WDBJ reports. "It's been an inspiration to me because he's never complained about it," Marquita Hackley said about her son's condition. In the past, doctors told the 12-year-old's mother there was nothing they could do to help her son. Recently, Chris and his mother traveled to Washington, D.C. to test out a relatively new technology called eSight. Using special glasses, Chris saw his mother for the first time. "Well when I saw my mom for...
  • Google Patents Device That You Inject Into Your Eyeball

    04/30/2016 8:35:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    The device, Forbes reports, is designed to help the focusing of light onto the retina, resulting in the correction of poor vision. It will contain its own storage, radio and lens and will apparently be powered wirelessly from an energy harvesting antenna. Presumably, you won't need aerials sticking out of your eyeballs. Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
  • Donald Trump Warned About Condition of Brussels Before Terrorist Attack (Churchill of Our Time)

    03/22/2016 10:59:17 AM PDT · by xzins · 245 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | March 22, 2016 | Michael Cantrell
    While the big news of the day is obviously the awful terror attack in Belgium, something GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump recently said about the city of Brussels is resurfacing, and I have to admit, it’s a bit startling. From Right Wing News: Bomba attacks terrorized the capital of Belgium this morning, and it’s become reminder to some of the comments Trump has made about Brussels in the the recent past. Comments labelling Brussels as a jihadist “hellhole” …it is those comments that had him criticized, but look what’s happening now… Video at: Go to :48 of the video...
  • Eye Lenses Regenerated Using Infants' Own Stem Cells

    03/22/2016 10:45:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Live Science ^ | 03/14/2016 | by Charles Q. Choi, Live Science Contributor
    Stem cells could help treat people with cataracts and even some who are blind by regenerating eye tissue and replacing flawed lenses, according to new experiments in children and rabbits. In order for people to see properly, both the lens of the eye and the cornea — the layer of tissue that covers the eye in front of the lens — must be transparent. Current treatments for people who have clouding in the lens or cornea involve artificial implants or donor transplants, respectively, but these surgical procedures can be risky, researchers said. In the new research, scientists performed minimally invasive...
  • Vision restored in rabbits following stem cell transplantation

    03/22/2016 10:43:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 03/22/2016
    Date: March 9, 2016 Source: Cardiff University, Osaka University Summary: Scientists have demonstrated a method for generating several key types of eye tissue from human stem cells in a way that mirrors whole eye development. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Scientists have demonstrated a method for generating several key types of eye tissue from human stem cells in a way that mirrors whole eye development. When transplanted to an animal model of corneal blindness, these tissues are shown to repair the front of the eye and restore vision, which scientists say could pave the way for human clinical trials of anterior eye transplantation to...
  • Adult Stem Cells Cure Blindness and May Provided Excellent Treatment for Cataracts

    03/12/2016 7:15:44 PM PST · by kathsua · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | Mar 10, 2016 | Wesley Smith
    If this human breakthrough had occurred with embryonic stem cells, the front page stories would have screamed around the world. But it was adult stem cells and so the reporting was muted. You see, the media still–after all these years–tend to judge the newsworthiness of a story based on whether a breakthrough is embryonic. The story is sensational, nonetheless. Adult stem cells have cured blindness and may provide a splendid treatment for cataracts. From the Telegraph story: Cataracts can be cured by using a patient’s own stem cells to regrow a ‘living lens’ in their eye, restoring sight in just...
  • A blind woman has regained sight following a controversial stem cell treatment

    03/01/2016 3:32:54 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 24 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 29 FEB 2016 | BEC CREW
    Essentially, the 'traditional route' of lab-to-animals-to-clinical-trials takes too long, Weiss says, so he figured out how to game the system and start testing his new treatment on his own terms. The catch is that stem cells aren’t classified as a drug - they’re extracted from a patient's body, go through very little processing, and are used on that same patient, so Weiss was able to bypass FDA approval to register his NIH trials. He did need approval and oversight from an ethics review panel, and got his from the International Cellular Medicine Society, an independent, pro-stem cell therapy group based...
  • Trump Winning Over Black Women, says Herman Cain

    02/12/2016 1:18:21 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 27 replies
    According to Cain, the Trump phenomenon can be summed up in three words: "Leadership, fighter and winner." Cain, the former Republican presidential candidate, says the "Trump phenomenon" is so powerful that black women are leaving the Democratic Party to support Trump, a current Republican presidential candidate. Cain might not be that far off base, at least according to political consultant Frank Luntz, who told the online Politico page recently that Trump has a good chance of winning the black vote should he win the Republican nomination. "If he were the Republican nominee, he would get the highest percentage of black...
  • Bacteria Have Ability to 'See,' Eye-Opening Study Finds

    02/10/2016 2:59:33 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies ^ | Feb 9 2016 | Maggie Fox
    Bacteria can see, using their entire one-celled selves as a tiny camera lens to focus light, researchers reported Tuesday. The ability goes beyond just a vague sense of where the light is, and allows the one-celled organisms to find just the right spot, the team reported in the journal eLife. "The idea that bacteria can see their world in basically the same way that we do is pretty exciting," said Conrad Mullineaux of the University of Freiburg in Germany and Queen Mary University of London.
  • A Churchill-like Moment

    12/08/2015 8:46:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | December 8, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    LONDON -- Wisdom can often be found in unexpected places. During debate in the House of Commons on whether Britain should join the U.S. and Russia in bombing ISIS targets in Syria, Hilary Benn, the shadow foreign secretary of the liberal Labour Party, delivered a speech that approached Winston Churchill in its vision: "And we are here faced by fascists. Not just their calculated brutality, but their belief that they are superior to every single one of us in this chamber tonight, and all of the people that we represent. They hold us in contempt. They hold our values in...
  • Once More With 'the Vision Thing'

    11/05/2015 7:49:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | November 5, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    "Where there is no vision, the people perish..." (Proverbs 29:18, KJV)It was George H.W. Bush who reportedly dismissed an idea from a friend that he should spend time at Camp David thinking about what he might do should he become president. According to a January 26, 1987 article in Time magazine, Bush is said to have dismissed the suggestion with this line: "Oh, the vision thing."Now comes the new speaker of the House, Rep. Paul Ryan, who is not only embracing the "vision thing," but is accusing his fellow Republicans of not having any vision at all.Appearing last weekend on...

    10/28/2015 1:35:22 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 101 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 28,2015 | PAM KEY
    117 Wednesday, presumptive Speaker of the House Congressman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)58% vowed things will be different under his leadership. Ryan said, “This begins a new day in the House of Representatives. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)37% served with humility and distinction and we owe him a debt of gratitude. But tomorrow we are turning the page. We are not going to have a House that looked like it looks the last few years. We are going to move forward. We are going to unify. Our party has lost its vision and we are going to replace it with a vision....
  • Washington's Vision

    10/13/2015 4:36:53 PM PDT · by amorphous · 11 replies
    USHistory.Org ^ | National Tribune, 1880 | told by a gentleman named Anthony Sherman
    This afternoon, as I was sitting at this table engaged in preparing a dispatch, something seemed to disturb me. Looking up, I beheld standing opposite me a singularly beautiful female. So astonished was I, for I had given strict orders not to be disturbed, that it was some moments before I found language to inquire the cause of her presence. A second, a third and even a fourth time did I repeat my question, but received no answer from my mysterious visitor except a slight raising of her eyes. By this time I felt strange sensations spreading through me. I...
  • 55 Conservative Leaders Release Vision For New Congressional Leadership Letter

    10/02/2015 2:37:13 PM PDT · by BAW · 7 replies
    Citizens United ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | Press Release
    Today, 55 conservative leaders from across America signed the open letter entitled “Vision For New Conservative Leadership.” 10 things Americans Want from New Congressional Leadership: 1. We want a conservative vision and strategy for a prosperous future that frames a contrast with the failed progressive, liberal policies of President Obama and the Left. We want strategies that include passionate, effective messaging for getting important legislation inserted into must-pass bills, using outside allies and all possible resources. 2. We want a unified, more effective messaging strategy that moves members and allies to go on offense together over the biggest threats to...
  • Black Elk Speaks

    09/02/2015 4:54:50 PM PDT · by TradicalRC · 21 replies
    First Things ^ | 9/2/2015 | Matthew Milliner
    Secular historians may snicker at early Christians who insisted Virgil’s Fourth Eclogue was a vision of the Messiah, but the case for interpreting Black Elk’s vision that way is not so easy to dismiss. Raymond DeMallie, founder and director of the American Indian Studies Research Institute, has delved into the transcripts of what Black Elk originally divulged to Neihardt. DeMallie’s definitive study shows the association with Jesus in this culminating passage to be unavoidable. Black Elk also said that the transfiguring figure he saw had “holes in the palms of his hands.” In addition, Black Elk flatly asserted to Neihardt,...
  • Can you “pass” this “vision” test?

    08/22/2015 11:45:49 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 32 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-22-15 | The Looking Spoon
    This is actually indicative of nothing, I'm just using it as a way to make a statement. If you really can't see it then click the image for the reveal.
  • Why do kittens have vertical pupils?

    08/09/2015 9:31:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies ^ | Aug. 10, 2015
    Pupils' shape and size can reveal whether your kitten is a hunter or the hunted, research shows, Zee News reports. The study also said that species with pupils that are vertical slits are more likely to be ambush predators that are active both day and night. "For species that are active both night and day, like domestic cats, slit pupils provide the dynamic range needed to help them see in dim light yet not get blinded by the midday sun," said lead researcher Martin Banks, professor of optometry at University of California-Berkeley. The vertical slits of domestic cats and...
  • Teach children outside to save their vision, say scientists

    04/24/2015 6:40:27 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 23 Apr 2015 | Sarah Knapton
    Science News Teach children outside to save their vision, say scientists By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor 5:35PM BST 23 Apr 2015 Children should be allowed to study outside to stop them becoming short-sighted, a new study suggests. Researchers believe that youngsters are spending so long inside for lessons that it is damaging their eyesight. In China, pupils are already being taught in huge translucent boxes to try and halt their vision decline after a study found that 80 per cent of children in Beijing were short-sighted. Around 40 per cent of Britons suffer from myopia, or short-sightedness, with experts warning...
  • Revolutionary lens restores complete vision to ageing eyes

    12/22/2014 4:06:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | December 22, 2014 | Sarah Knapton, Science Editor
    New implant improves vision for older people struggling with cataracts, astigmatism, or long and short-sightedness. For many people getting older brings a catalogue of vision problems which make everyday tasks like reading and driving a major challenge. But a new lens implant which mimics the working of a youthful eye is giving sight back to people struggling with cataracts, astigmatism, or long and short-sightedness. It is the first lens that corrects for all types of vision problems at once and can be inserted in just a simple operation. It works at any distance and in any light condition, acting more...
  • The Manchild and The Enmity Between The Seeds...Rev 12 pt 7

    And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for...
  • Microsoft's CEO Gave Us The Clearest Vision For The Company We've Had In Years

    11/10/2014 8:50:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/10/2014 | Steve Kovach
    Over the last few years, it’s been tough to pinpoint what Microsoft’s focus is. In 2012, then-CEO Steve Ballmer wrote an open letter to shareholders labeling Microsoft as a “devices and services” company. It was a signal that Microsoft would not only make the software that people use, but the devices that software runs on. That’s a very Apple-like philosophy, but one that hasn’t paid off for Microsoft as we’ve seen with its Surface line of tablets and acquisition of Nokia. The narrative shifted when Satya Nadella took over as CEO in April. Hardware took a backseat to what he...
  • I Beg to Differ (What is Medjugorje?)

    12/02/2013 1:42:55 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 11 replies
    Medjugorje ^ | 12/02/2013 | Medjugorje
    Our Lady Queen of Peace of Medjugorje’s December 2, 2013 Apparition and Message Given through Mirjana on the Day for Nonbelievers The following is the message Our Lady gave through Mirjana during her apparition: “Dear children, with a motherly love and a motherly patience I am looking at your ceaseless wandering and how lost you are. That is why I am with you. I desire to help you to first find and come to know yourself, so that, then, you would be able to recognize and to admit everything that does not permit you to get to know the love...
  • Stealth coating based on squid skin could make soldiers invisible to night vision

    09/21/2013 1:54:51 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 9/10/13 | Richard Gray
    Camouflaged clothing that mimics squid skin is being developed to hide soldiers from night vision equipment.Most camouflage materials used to disguise soldiers and vehicles during the day show up easily when viewed through night vision goggles and infrared cameras. This is because leaves and other foliage reflect infrared light in a different way to other fabrics and materials. However, scientists at the University of California Irvine have created a new “stealth” coating that can change the way it reflects infrared light on command. The films, which are around 100,000 times thinner than a human hair, can be switched on and...
  • Boffins build telescopic contact lenses to battle blindness

    07/09/2013 1:35:43 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    The Register ^ | 2nd July 2013 | Iain Thomson in San Francisco,
    But you'll still need to wear glasses An international research team has built a set of contact lenses designed to help those of us getting on a bit in years, which can magnify vision up to x2.8 and be worn all day. As the body ages, the central part of the retina can decay, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in the increasingly elderly Western world. The contact lens developed by the team uses refracting mirrors to increase the magnification to the cornea, which when coupled with a set of LCD spectacles, can correct failing...
  • Republicans Must Have Vision to Help All Americans

    03/12/2013 11:35:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | March 12, 2013 | Rick Santorum
    Republicans don't care. Or at least that's the perception of us. President Barack Obama's convincing re-election in November despite a climate of high unemployment, stagnant economic growth and waning American influence around the globe has caused a great deal of soul-searching for the Republican Party. One of the conclusions some of us have come to is that our problem is not the message or the messengers but our own detachment from the needs of struggling working families and our lack of vision and policies that address them. I was struck reading a recent article in which our presidential nominee, after...
  • Excuse Me, Your Illogic Is Showing: Orwell’s Vision Emerges In California

    02/17/2013 5:28:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | February 17, 2013 | Austin Hill
    In the 1940’s and 50’s, famed Author George Orwell surmised that both the English language and civilized society were in decline. After a press conference held last week by Emeryville, California Police Chief Ken James, it’s easy to see a decline in both language and critical thinking skills in our country. And as Orwell thought, indeed civilized society may very well be in jeopardy. It happened on February 14th. Taking to the microphones and cameras in his suburban San Francisco community, Chief James stood at a podium with the requisite group of serious-looking, professionally dressed, pouty-faced people standing behind...
  • A ‘limitless’ vision: Obama lays out liberal agenda for second term

    01/21/2013 7:37:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/21/13 | Dave Boyer
    Forging into the latter half of his historic presidency, Barack Obama urged the nation at his second inauguration Monday to work together on a liberal agenda of America’s “limitless possibilities,” such as reversing climate change, advancing gay rights and strengthening the social safety net. On a chilly and overcast Monday, Mr. Obama laid out the broad themes for his second term, in which he is winding down the war in Afghanistan and is renewing his push for programs to help the middle class. While
  • If No One Goes With You, You Cannot Win

    11/29/2012 3:03:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | November 29, 2012 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    The passage in Ruth (1:16) highlights what it means to belong: "Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God my God." This was Ruth's response when her mother-in-law Naomi suggested she go back to her own people after the death of her husband (Naomi's son). But Ruth was determined to stay, to be with Naomi. In a broader context of groups and leaders, Ericka Anderson, author of the new book "Leading So People Will Follow," describes great business leaders we are drawn to follow. "We are drawn...
  • The real GOP Vision: It’s not a choice between “You’re on your own” and The Life of Julia

    11/19/2012 7:05:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/18/2012 | Katrina Trinko
    I’ll bet you $10,000 that this term doesn’t get a round of applause from focus groups of voters struggling in these hard economic times: “self-reliance.” Throughout this campaign, Barack Obama cleverly set himself up as the alternative to a straw man who thought everyone in America could make it on his own, with no help from anyone. “We’re told by our opponents that since government can’t do everything, it should do almost nothing,” Obama said at a Miami campaign event in October. “It’s sort of a ‘You’re on your own’ philosophy. If you don’t have health insurance, hope you don’t...
  • Vision Problems A Greater Risk For Veterans Following Brain Injury And Stress Disorder

    11/14/2012 5:45:07 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 4 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | Nov 13, 2012
    Vision Problems A Greater Risk For Veterans Following Brain Injury And Stress Disorder 13 Nov 2012 Many veterans of the United States armed forces who have traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder also have undiagnosed, chronic vision problems, according to two studies presented at the 116th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, jointly conducted this year with the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology. New Recognition of What Traumatic Brain Injury Can Mean for Veterans' Vision In a study conducted at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, in Washington, D.C., researchers found that vision problems in veterans with mild TBI...
  • An Artificial Retina With the Capacity to Restore Normal Vision

    08/17/2012 8:56:14 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | August 14, 2012
    Two researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have deciphered a mouse's retina's neural code and coupled this information to a novel prosthetic device to restore sight to blind mice. The researchers say they have also cracked the code for a monkey retina -- which is essentially identical to that of a human -- and hope to quickly design and test a device that blind humans can use.
  • Retinal prosthetic strategy with the capacity to restore normal vision

    08/14/2012 10:46:25 AM PDT · by muawiyah · 12 replies
    pnas proceedings of the national academy of science ^ | august 13, 2012 | Sheila Nirenberg
    ..........Furthermore, the results show, using 9,800 optogenetically stimulated ganglion cell responses, that the combined effect of using the code and high-resolution stimulation is able to bring prosthetic capabilities into the realm of normal image representation.
  • Physical assault by McDonald's for wearing Digital Eye Glass

    07/17/2012 9:32:41 AM PDT · by taxcontrol · 25 replies
    Dr Steve Mann's blog ^ | July 16, 2012 | Steve Mann
    Digital Eye Glass I believe that Digital Eye Glass will ultimately replace glasses, and will help many people see better, and improve the quality of their lives through Augmediated Reality. Personal introduction I wear a computer vision system, and carry a letter from my family physician, as well as documentation on this system when I travel. I have worn a computer vision system of some kind for 34 years, and am the inventor of the technology that I wear and use in my day-to-day life. Although it has varied over the last 34 years, I have worn the present embodiment...
  • Fish fatty acid protects vision in seniors

    06/05/2012 5:00:44 AM PDT · by Ragnar54 · 6 replies
    UPI ^ | May 31, 2012
    Yves Sauve and his team at University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry discovered laboratory models fed DHA did not accumulate a toxic molecule at the back of the eyes. The toxin normally builds up in the retina with age and causes vision loss, Sauve said.
  • Mitt Romney not into ‘vision thing’

    05/28/2012 6:20:36 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 75 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/27/12 | By REID J. EPSTEIN and GINGER GIBSON
    The presumptive GOP nominee has some Republicans worried he lacks the “vision thing” that has hurt previous presidential candidates and haunted George H.W. Bush in his quest to succeed Ronald Reagan. Some GOP officials fear that their nominee for president has so far failed to articulate a clear and compelling plan for the country if he defeats President Barack Obama in November. Instead of framing his ideas in a positive and specific way — like some of his GOP primary challengers — they say Romney must stop solely running a defensive campaign that leaves voters without a clear idea of...
  • Newt in Autumn

    04/02/2012 9:21:33 AM PDT · by true believer forever · 26 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 30, 2012 | Robert Costa
    Haley understands why many politicos interpret Gingrich’s maneuvers as a retreat. Haley’s job, as he sees it, is to keep the campaign in survival mode until then — out of debt, in the news, and prepared for a floor debate. “We clearly have an opportunity to win,” Haley says. “Now, it’s clear from the delegate math that we have an almost impossible hurdle. But we also believe that Romney will have a very difficult time reaching the necessary 1,144 delegates he needs to be the nominee. If the Republican National Committee follows its rules regarding Florida and Arizona, Romney will...
  • Russia Plans Moon Base, Mars Network by 2030

    03/30/2012 11:25:19 PM PDT · by garjog · 12 replies
    Wired UK via KurzweilAINetwork ^ | March 14, 2012 | By Mark Brown
    By 2030, Russia will send robots to the Moon to collect samples. The program will be punctuated with a manned Moon landing — 60 years after Neil Armstrong’s Apollo mission. Payback, perhaps, for losing out on the major leg of the U.S. and Soviet space race. The optimistic program also lays out plans for active exploration of other planets in the solar system, and ideas for a follow-up to the International Space Station: The ISS is only funded until 2020.
  • Gingrich sticks to script despite tough odds in Saturday’s Louisiana primary

    03/24/2012 12:27:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 24, 2012 | Holly Bailey
    NEW ORLEANS--It was less a campaign speech and more a general studies lecture. Standing against the backdrop of a chalkboard and two massive charts featuring the periodic table, Newt Gingrich spent his final campaign event ahead of Saturday's Louisiana primary addressing a classroom full of Tulane University students. For nearly 45 minutes, the former House speaker talked at length about an array of somewhat unexpected subjects, including the Wright Brothers feud with the Smithsonian over the birth of modern aviation—an analogy he made to highlight private enterprise versus over-the-top government spending. He described himself as a "dreamer" and defended his...
  • The Vision (on TBN Jan 2012) (Re: attacks, Iran etc)

    01/30/2012 10:18:45 AM PST · by Quix · 81 replies · 2+ views
    PERRY STONE's website and email ^ | JAN 30 2012 | PERRY STONE
    On Tuesday night, January 24, I was host on the Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN). Our guests were Dr. Ron Phillips, Bishop Paul Zink and Damon Thompson. Each one brought a very significant right now message for the Body of Christ, especially the church in North America. During the final portion of the program, I was asked to minister and used the last 21 minutes to share with the global audience a vision the Lord gave me many years ago. While this vision has not yet occurred, it may hold a clue to a future conflict with Iran. My partners...
  • 'Matrix'-Style Effortless Learning? Vision Scientists Demonstrate Innovative Learning Method

    12/13/2011 10:08:12 AM PST · by Yollopoliuhqui · 15 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 12/12/11
    ScienceDaily (Dec. 12, 2011) — New research published December 8 in the journal Science suggests it may be possible to use brain technology to learn to play a piano, reduce mental stress or hit a curve ball with little or no conscious effort. It's the kind of thing seen in Hollywood's "Matrix" franchise. Experiments conducted at Boston University (BU) and ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan, recently demonstrated that through a person's visual cortex, researchers could use decoded functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to induce brain activity patterns to match a previously known target state and thereby improve performance...
  • Prayers for glasses ( Vanity )

    12/02/2011 12:15:26 PM PST · by simplesimon · 61 replies
    se | 12-2-11 | simplesimon
    I know the power of prayer so I humbly ask my fellow FReepers to pray that we find my son's glasses. You see, my 5 year old is legally blind in his left eye with his glasses. He has a whole slew of eye issues and late september had his 3rd eye surgery. We haven't been able to find his glasses in about a week and I'm getting pretty frantic. We're also awaiting word for winter lay-off's any day now. I almost expect hubby to come home with his lay off slip today. UGH. Our insurance only pays for one...
  • LDS Vision of the dead claimed as ‘revelation’ on Halloween, 1918 [The OTHER World Series: Vanity]

    10/31/2011 4:27:06 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 22 replies
    Colofornian | Oct. 31, 2011 | Colofornian
    Halloween, 1918. The then “prophet” of the Mormon church, Joseph F. Smith, submits a “vision” of the dead he has “to the counselors in the First Presidency, the Council of the Twelve, and the Patriarch, and by them unanimously accepted…”(Gospel Doctrine, 2:277, published by The First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1971) Joseph F. Smith, the nephew of Mormon founder Joseph Smith, had claimed that he saw “the hosts of the dead, both small and innumerable company of the spirits of the just” (Lds Doctrine & Covenants, 138:11-12) -- and these spirits were just...
  • On shooting from the rooftops: Who plays with rhetoric that reflects lunacy?

    09/24/2011 5:56:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 47 replies
    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ^ | 24 September, 2011 | Dan O'Neill
    “When all else fails … vote from the rooftops.” That’s how a T-shirt logo advertising Michael Dukes’ radio show reads. What can that statement, in blood-red lettering over a black background and paired with the image of an assault rifle, possibly mean except that people who aren’t satisfied with election results should use an assault rifle to take matters into their own hands. That they should climb to the top of a building and start killing people? It is, of course, a despicable logo. Most people, conservative to liberal, get that. Just this month, an AK47 owner blasted 11 folks...
  • New Space Woe: Blurry Vision

    09/23/2011 1:34:19 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 31 replies
    Discovery ^ | 9/22/11 | Irene Klotz
    A newly discovered affliction has some doctors wondering if astronauts traveling to Mars could be blind by the time they got there.A new study of astronauts shows that radiation and bone loss aren't the only health risks for long-duration stays in space. About one-third of the U.S. space station crew members return with impaired vision, a condition in which at least one case was permanent. The data has been slow in coming since astronauts can be disqualified from flying if they have serious ailments. "These are guys who really don't like to complain about physical issues because it may...
  • Where are America’s “Children of Issachar”?

    09/09/2011 9:05:25 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 3 replies
    Peacemaker's Institute ^ | Sept. 9, 2011 | Tom Hoefling
    And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment. – I Chronicles 12:32 (KJV), (written as David was given the administration of the nation of Israel). In America, the elections of 2012 are a transition election. Our country is in a transition period. God knows what it is we are transitioning to. Time will tell. But, before we examine that, let’s step back a century and a half: In the America of...