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  • 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...
  • Abbas’ Vision of an Ethnically Cleansed Palestinian State

    08/12/2011 4:20:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Commentary ^ | 8/12/11 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    A delegation of Democratic members of Congress met with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas yesterday and received a blunt message about his vision for the state he hopes to lead. If he gets the independent Palestinian he says he wants, it will have no Jewish settlements. This demand for an ethnically cleansed Palestine would mean the forced removal of all Jews living in the territories. Since he is calling for that state to exist in all of the territory of the West Bank, Gaza and the part of Jerusalem that was illegally occupied by Jordan from 1949 to 1967, that
  • A cloudy vision of U.S. spaceflight (Lost in Space .. The Obama Years)

    07/19/2011 3:52:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 7/19/11 | Ralph Vartabedian and W.J. Hennigan
    When the orbiter Atlantis lands at Kennedy Space Center on Thursday, ending the 30-year-old space shuttle program, NASA will have its sights set on the next big exploration mission: sending astronauts to an asteroid in about 15 years. But the path to that goal remains poorly defined, jeopardized by a bleak budget outlook and a weak political consensus. It has left a deep angst that U.S. leadership in space flight is in rapid decline and the very ability to fly humans off the Earth is at risk. "I'm very disappointed about where we are today," said Robert L. Crippen, who...
  • Vision [from 2005--Hard Times ahead]

    05/27/2011 1:35:49 PM PDT · by Quix · 21 replies · 1+ views
    email via Meri Ford | August 2005 | Delta V.
    Vision: I saw a "cut out" of the US, lying flat, "sandwiched" between two pieces of plastic wrap. The wrap was sealed at the ends. Then, I saw a forefinger lift the top layer of plastic wrap, breaking the seal at the edge in a small place. Over and over I saw that finger lift the edge of the top layer of plastic wrap at various places on the edges of the "cut out" of the US. Where the edge of the wrap was lifted, it left an opening between the layers. Those were places where the country was not...
  • Obama: Republicans push vision of "shrunken America"

    04/27/2011 9:43:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/27/11 | Matt Spetalnick - Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Wednesday accused Republicans of using their cost-cutting proposals to push a vision of a "shrunken America" as he sought to rally supporters on a re-election fundraising drive in New York. At a trio of events aimed at rekindling the enthusiasm of his 2008 presidential campaign, Obama touted his economic policies and budget plan and urged Republicans to engage in a "serious debate" on tackling the nation's debt and deficits. But even as he tried to reconnect with his party's base, he acknowledged that many Americans remained frustrated by tough economic conditions and...
  • Obama, Searching for a Vision (Is the Left unhappy)

    04/09/2011 4:27:35 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 9,2011 | PETER BAKER
    WASHINGTON — When President Obama emerged from spending talks last Thursday night, he went before cameras to insist that an agreement was needed to avoid a government shutdown that he warned would damage the country. What he did not do was make a public case for what should be in the agreement itself. During a week of budget brinkmanship, the president who signed the largest stimulus spending program in American history largely left it to his Senate allies to respond to the sharp clarity of the Republican austerity message rather than outline a clear vision of what the role of...
  • Why Can't We Do Big Things Anymore?

    12/17/2010 3:10:05 PM PST · by giant sable · 105 replies ^ | December 16, 2010 | Michael S, Malone & Tom Hayes
    The recent quick fade of the Deficit Commission was the latest reminder that America no longer seems to have the stomach for big challenges. There was a time – was it just a generation ago? – when Americans were legendary for doing vast, seemingly superhuman, projects: the Interstate Highway System, the Apollo Missions, Hoover Dam, the Manhattan Project, the Normandy invasion, the Empire State Building, Social Security. What happened?
  • Lab made cornea offers new hope for restored vision

    08/25/2010 12:11:36 PM PDT · by decimon · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | August 25, 2010 | Pamela Rutherford
    Corneas made in the laboratory have successfully restored the sight of 10 Swedish patients with significant vision loss.Produced entirely from synthetic collagen, the implants offer the tantalising possibility for a replacement to human donor tissues. The custom-made corneas work by prompting regeneration of the nerves and cells in the eye. This is the first time vision has been restored in this way. > The patients all recovered their sight as well as if they had received human donor corneas. In some respects, recovery of the eye was better than when compared to a human graft. "Nerve regeneration was faster in...
  • Blind Dog Plays Catch (Video)

    07/17/2010 4:28:15 PM PDT · by Tina Grazier · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Check out this very cute video of a Visually Impaired Dog Wearing Glasses & Playing Fetch
  • Remarks by President Obama and President Medvedev of Russia at the U.S.-Russia Business Summit

    06/25/2010 3:42:17 AM PDT · by Cindy · 19 replies ^ | June 24, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Speeches & Remarks The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 24, 2010 Remarks by President Obama and President Medvedev of Russia at the U.S.-Russia Business Summit U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 3:08 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, good afternoon, everybody. It is a pleasure to be here with my friend and partner, President Medvedev, and I want to thank him again for his leadership, especially his vision for an innovative Russia that’s modernizing its economy, including deeper economic ties between our...
  • The Vision of George Washington

    05/21/2010 9:13:09 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 4 replies · 259+ views
    The National Tribune ^ | December, 1880 | Wesley Bradshaw
    Son of the Republic, Look and Learn ~ A Vision of George Washington ~ "The Birth, the progress and the destiny of the United States" The father of our country, George Washington, was a man of prayer. Many of us have read of how he went to the thicket many times to pray during the winter his army was at Valley Forge. However, little publicity has been give to the vision and prophecy he received at that time. The account of this vision was given in 1859 by an old soldier. He gave it to a writer, Wesley Bradshaw, who...
  • Tea Party Vision

    04/18/2010 4:30:19 PM PDT · by tedw · 4 replies · 316+ views ^ | 4/18/2010 | Ted Wegener Link to speech
  • Health Care and Vision Correction

    03/25/2010 7:58:30 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 7 replies · 397+ views ^ | 03/25/2010 | Mark Roberts
    Having problems seeing either at a distance or close up? Is the newsprint getting fuzzier, or is the computer screen more blurry than it used to be? Are you having issues seeing vehicles coming at you in the opposite lane or really unable to clearly see the traffic signs? It may be time for you to get to the optometrist or opthalmologist depending upon your vision condition. If you already are wearing some type of vision correction such as contact lenses or eyeglasses, maybe it's time to go back for a followup exam to find out if you need help...
  • Nothing above Joe's nose? Paterno has eye surgery (83 years young)

    02/12/2010 6:55:25 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 8 replies · 501+ views
    Allentown Morning Call ^ | 02/12/2010 | Mark Wogenrich
    Joe Paterno doesn't need glasses anymore. What will he get rid of next? The rolled-up pants? The Penn State football coach underwent eye surgery last month and said he no longer needs to wear his iconic, thick-lensed glasses. But Paterno, 83, told the Web site Thursday that he had auxiliary pair made because he feels awkward without them
  • Giving America a Vision Implant—Crayfish, Neurochemicals and the Future of Your Civilization

    The Great Recession of 2008 and 2009 could be a turning point in history. It could be the event that shocks us into a new vision of ourselves, our past, our future, our mission, and our destiny. Or it could be the prelude to a long decline. Will that turning point be for better or for worse? Will it be a new beginning, a new opportunity to see what we've achieve with brand new eyes and to build on our foundations brilliantly? Or will it be the end? The beginning of the Chinese Century? The answer depends on something that...
  • A Glimpse into the Future

    11/07/2009 2:05:28 PM PST · by Ari Bussel · 2 replies · 441+ views
    A Glimpse into the Future By Norma Zager “Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parent, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers” Socrates(470-399 B.C.) Despite the constant egregious flow of rhetoric from our obnoxious politicians, the voice of reason occasionally emerges like a small flower through the weeds in surprising places. Last evening in my university classroom, I was taken by the fresh bloom emerging through the dense grass of our all-too-common uncivil social discourse. Although narcissistic politicians would have us all believe the American people condone their vision for future generations, I was quite hopeful to hear the...
  • The Nobel Peace Delusion and the True Prince of Peace

    10/10/2009 6:23:45 AM PDT · by kindred · 3 replies · 522+ views
    To the surprise of the majority of Americans and the entire world, on 10/9/09 U.S. President Barak H. Obama was chosen to receive this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. It is no secret to any who follow politics or world events on the Right that the Nobel Peace Prize Foundation is an elitist, secular liberal body with a secular liberal utopian vision for the world and pushes a godless leftist agenda (Isaiah 30:1). The past recipients of this Award undoubtedy reveal this organization’s leftist leanings. All one has to do is to listen to President Obama’s acceptance speech today to understand...
  • Without a Vision, the People Perish

    07/21/2009 4:55:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 2,301+ views ^ | July 21, 2009 | Rebecca Hagelin
    These timeless words from the Bible have inspired mankind throughout the ages, reminding us of the necessity to think about the future and our role in it. As a parent, it's easy to forget the vision part as we are caught up in the "tyranny of the urgent" and the day-to-day challenges of raising children. Many overwhelmed parents institute a bunch of rules and routines to help get through each day. But don't mistake having a list of "dos" and "don'ts" for parenting - it's more like policing. Having rules without telling our children what they mean in context of...
  • Has God ever given you better vision (eye sight)?

    07/03/2009 12:54:16 PM PDT · by free_life · 19 replies · 798+ views
    Has anyone experienced this or heard of God giving someone much better eyesight where everything becomes much clearer temporarily? I am talking about physical eyesight. I mentioned this has happened to me many times at a ministry meeting this week and one person said it has happened to him once after a dream he believes was from God. I have experienced this after dreams, during fellowship with God, while in the Word of God, approximately 20 to 40 times in the last 25 years. Everything becomes clearer, crystal clear instantly. You can just see a lot better. My normal eyesight...
  • How Close is Too Close For Offshore Drilling?

    06/18/2009 3:46:57 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 53 replies · 2,443+ views
    WOKV ^ | June 11th | Jared Halpern
    Congress is debating a bill that would open up oil and natural gas platforms just ten miles from portions of Florida's Gulf and Atlantic coasts. It's putting pressure on state lawmakers to decide how close is too close to search for new energy sources. As it stands, oil and natural gas exploration is limited to dozens of miles away from Florida's beaches and some in the state worry that allowing access just ten miles away, in Federal waters, puts Florida at risk environmentally without any of the financial windfalls.
  • Stem Cells Cultured On Contact Lens Restore Sight In Patients With Blinding Corneal Disease

    06/06/2009 3:51:53 AM PDT · by Post5203 · 36 replies · 2,531+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | June 5, 2009 | Adapted from materials provided by University of New South Wales
    In a world-first breakthrough, University of New South Wales (UNSW) medical researchers have used stem cells cultured on a simple contact lens to restore sight to sufferers of blinding corneal disease. Sight was significantly improved within weeks of the procedure, which is simple, inexpensive and requires a minimal hospital stay. The research team from UNSW’s School of Medical Sciences harvested stem cells from patients’ own eyes to rehabilitate the damaged cornea. The stem cells were cultured on a common therapeutic contact lens which was then placed onto the damaged cornea for 10 days, during which the cells were able to...
  • Positive outlook improves your vision, claim scientists

    06/04/2009 11:03:31 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 12 replies · 388+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | June 4, 2009 | Richard Alleyne
    People with a sunny outlook absorb more visual information from the outside world, proving that a positive attitude really can improve performance. Brain scans of volunteers shown a series of images found a good mood helped them see more while those who were down in the dumps suffered from tunnel vision. It is the first direct evidence showing how our mood literally changes the way our visual system filters our experience. Volunteers were shown a series of images designed to generate a good, bad or neutral mood while undergoing scans to examine how their brain responded. Professor Adam Anderson, psychologist...
  • At Least 22 Lose Vision After Free Surgery

    02/11/2009 6:15:37 AM PST · by Melissa 24 · 22 replies · 898+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 11, 2009 | Associated Press
    LUCKNOW, India — At least 22 elderly people in northern India have lost vision in one or both of their eyes after undergoing free cataract surgery at a state-owned clinic, a government official said Wednesday. Health Minister Anant Kumar Singh said initial reports suggested they may have gone blind from infections caused by contaminated eye drops used during surgery. The case marks the second time in three months that mass blindness has been reported after free government surgeries in the impoverished state of Uttar Pradesh. Nine people went blind after treatment in December.
  • Adult Stem cell patch restores vision

    04/18/2007 4:39:08 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies · 2,166+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/18/07 | LifeSiteNews
    MELBOURNE, April 18, 2007 ( - A man's vision has been restored by a corneal patch grown from adult stem cells by a team at the University of Melbourne's Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) and the Bernard O'Brien Institute of Microsurgery (BOBIM). The patch, which replicates the cornea, was cultivated from a single stem cell from a donor eye and was transplanted to the surface of the man's eyes. The research team was led by Dr Mark Daniell (CERA) and Dr Erik Thompson (BOBIM). The process, known as a limbal stem cell transplant, is thought to be the first...
  • Bright Lights, Not-So-Big Pupils

    01/01/2009 12:24:34 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 3 replies · 259+ views
    Phys Org ^ | December 31st, 2008
    A team of Johns Hopkins neuroscientists has worked out how some newly discovered light sensors in the eye detect light and communicate with the brain. The report appears online this week in Nature. These light sensors are a small number of nerve cells in the retina that contain melanopsin molecules. Unlike conventional light-sensing cells in the retina—rods and cones—melanopsin-containing cells are not used for seeing images; instead, they monitor light levels to adjust the body's clock and control constriction of the pupils in the eye, among other functions.
  • Researchers' vision: restoring sight through artificial retinas

    12/31/2008 11:05:46 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 4 replies · 361+ views
    McClatchy ^ | December 29, 2008 | Robert S. Boyd
    WASHINGTON — Scientists are testing artificial retinas that they hope can restore partial sight to people who've lost their vision to the most common causes of blindness.