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  • Two in one technique for biological imaging

    05/01/2012 5:14:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 24 April 2012 | Rebecca Brodie
    A UK based team has combined two methods into a new technique to investigate cell-substrate interactions in biomedical research.The new technique, correlative light-ion microscopy (CLIM), combines both ion and fluorescence microscopy to obtain topographical and biochemical information for the same area of a sample.The idea for the technique came to Molly Stevens and her colleagues at Imperial College London, when they observed unknown structures while conducting characterisation tests on human tissue samples. 'We realised that there was no simple and efficient method to correlate structural and biochemical information at the micro and nanoscale. Therefore, the only way forward was to...
  • Matthews: "So Proud" Of Obama Addressing Troops In Afghanistan

    05/01/2012 5:12:09 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 51 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 1, 2012
    Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's "Hardball," raved about a speech President Obama made to American troops during his surprise visit to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. "I imagine being a soldier over there [and] this is what you want to hear," Matthews said, as if he was wearing military fatigues. Matthews also likened the leadership of President Obama to that of Henry V of England. "It was right out of Henry V actually, a touch of Barry, in this case, in the night for those soldiers risking their lives over there," Matthews said. "Well that's great stuff. I was so...
  • Argentina looking to absorb the million tons of bio-diesel Spain no longer will import

    05/01/2012 5:08:52 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 12 replies
    Merco Press ^ | May 1, 2012 | Merco Press
    Spain was Argentina’s main bio-diesel client having imported 995.599 tons in 2011 equivalent to 1.2 billion dollars, which is almost half the total revenue for the item, 2.3 billion. “Loosing overnight your main client is a problem, but hopefully there will be alternatives that could make the issue less painful”, said an industry source. Agriculture consultant Gustavo Lopez said that the immediate options are domestic consumption or exporting to other countries. “Since Spain will have to buy bio-diesel in other markets, probably France or Germany, Argentine exports could then be addressed to those markets” speculates Lopez. However the president of...
  • For The Truth About ObamaCare, Just Follow The Money

    05/01/2012 5:04:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 1, 2012
    ObamaCare: Yet another study — this one a survey of America's largest firms — shows why employers will drop health coverage for their workers once they do the math and see how much they can save. It's no longer news that President Obama isn't even close to keeping his promise to preserve the employer-paid health coverage enjoyed by tens of millions of Americans. But that fact bears repeating, especially since it keeps getting confirmed by new data. The latest piece of evidence comes from a confidential survey of Fortune 100 firms. It's a Republican report, produced by the House Ways...
  • For now, steak, and savoring life on the outside for freed Dewey (Exhonerated after 16 years)

    05/01/2012 4:56:59 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 14 replies
    Grand Junction Sentinel ^ | May 1, 012 | Paul Shockley
    How do you start rebuilding a life after 16 lost years? For starters, in the case of 51-year-old Robert Dwain Dewey, you eat well. “He said he wanted a filet mignon steak, first thing,” Donna Weston, 71, Dewey’s mother, said after a press conference Monday morning at the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. That cut-of-awesomeness meal will have to be restaurant variety, she said. Donna and her husband, Jim, packed up their RV Friday morning in Ridgecrest, Calif., for a 760-mile ride to Grand Junction, which was three days after getting the phone call of a lifetime. The one they’d prayed...
  • Does Elena Kagen have a $20 million commitment to destroying the American Republic?

    05/01/2012 4:52:27 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 158 replies
    Yahoo Answers ^ | 4/24/2012 | Alan M Gottlieb
    What would you say if you learned that a member of the highest court in the land has spent the last 30 years openly advocating for the destruction of the US Constitution and even went so far as to accept $20 million from Shariah Law proponents to accomplish her goal? That Supreme Court Justice is Elena Kagan. The year after Ronald Reagan entered the Oval Office with the goal of restoring America to greatness; Elena Kagan penned a telling and disturbing senior thesis titled "To the Final Conflict: Socialism in New York City, 1900-1933." In that body of work, Kagan...
  • Tester leads MT-Sen, GOP ahead in House race

    05/01/2012 4:52:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    PPP's first three polls on the Montana Senate race found the same thing every time: a 2 point lead for Denny Rehberg. Over the last six months though there's been a shift and Jon Tester now leads Rehberg by a 48-43 margin. Tester's moved into the lead because of shifts with Democrats and independents. What was an 86-10 lead with Democrats is now 90-7. He's been able to consolidate his base some. And although he already led independents by a 46-41 margin he's pushed that advantage up further to 48-36. Montanans are closely divided in their feelings about Tester with...
  • Obama Abuses Bravery Of Others For Political Gain

    05/01/2012 4:49:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 1, 2012
    Leadership: If President Obama isn't careful, he might get injured slapping himself on the back for killing Osama bin Laden. Spiking the football in such an obviously political way is conduct unbecoming of a commander in chief. gjaclThe recent unseemly comments by Obama and his attempt to turn a successful military operation into a campaign stunt show a sad political desperation by our nation's leader. It's bad enough Obama takes credit for the Navy SEALs' achievement. But this time an Obama campaign video, "One Chance," suggests Mitt Romney wouldn't be man enough to do what Obama did. Or as the...
  • Mitt Romney Swiss bank account ad misses mark (No mention of Obama's UBS Swiss Banker Robert Wolf)

    05/01/2012 4:47:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Guardian ^ | 5/1/12 | Paul Harris
    Who With the official kick-off of President Barack Obama's re-election campaign this weekend in Ohio, it's clearly time to test out a few attack lines on Republican opponent Mitt Romney. Think of it as the start of a boxing match. In the blue corner, Team Obama is trotting out to the centre of the ring and throwing a few jabs just to see what sticks to Romney's square-cut chin. What This is a slick 30-second TV spot of a kind we are going to be seeing a lot of this year. As such, it has to pack a lot in...
  • Openly gay foreign-policy spokesman for Romney campaign resigns; Update: “He wasn’t under wraps”

    05/01/2012 4:45:34 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 18 replies
    HotAir ^ | 05/01/2012 | Allahpundit
    Jen Rubin suggests(also, says he was forced out by anti-gay conservatives) that he quit in frustration, because Romney was too afraid of social conservative disapproval to let him speak for the campaign right now even though the OBL anniversary has pushed foreign policy front and center in the campaign. True?
  • Nevada Senate: Heller (R) 51%, Berkley (D) 40%

    05/01/2012 4:44:07 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 1, 2012
    Incumbent Republican Senator Dean Heller has crossed the 50% mark of support against his likeliest Democratic challenger in his bid for election to his first full term in Nevada. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Nevada finds Heller picking up 51% of the vote against Congresswoman Shelley Berkley who draws 40% support. Just two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided.
  • White House says Afghanistan trip not political

    05/01/2012 4:42:54 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    White House says Afghanistan trip not political politicalmugshot Posted by CNN Political Unit Washington (CNN) – The White House strongly denied Tuesday that President Barack Obama's surprise trip to Afghanistan was executed for political motives, saying the visit was more than a year in the making. On a conference call with reporters, a senior administration official speaking from Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan was asked if the trip – made on the one-year anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden – was opening the president to charges of "craven politics." "I think what could not be clearer is...
  • Hi, I Killed Osama bin Laden and I Approve This Message

    05/01/2012 4:39:34 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 7 replies
    Hi, I Killed Osama bin Laden and I Approve This Message Can Barack Obama ride the OBL raid to victory in November? BY MICHAEL A. COHEN | MAY 1, 2012 If there is one attribute that the 2012 U.S. presidential campaign has brought us in great measure, aside from sweater vests and former pizza magnates with delusions of grandeur, it is false outrage. Whether it's Democrats up in arms over Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus comparing the "war on women" to a "war on caterpillars" or multimillionaire Ann Romney becoming a troubadour for stay-at-home moms against the slings and...
  • 100 blacks beat white couple, media bury attack

    05/01/2012 4:38:18 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 106 replies
    WND ^ | 1 May 2012 | Joe Kovacs
    There’s outrage in Norfolk, Va., today after a white couple was attacked by a group of 100 black teenagers, and the local newspaper did not report on the incident for two weeks, despite the victims being employees of the paper. Even today, the Virginian-Pilot did not cover the crime as news, but rather as an opinion piece by columnist Michelle Washington. “Wave after wave of young men surged forward to take turns punching and kicking their victim,” Washington wrote, describing the onslaught that began when Dave Forster and Marjon Rostami stopped at a red light while driving home from a...
  • Obama`s " Fundamental Change " Vs. KGB Defector Yuri Bezmenov`s KGB Revolution Method

    05/01/2012 4:36:43 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 6 replies ^ | May 01 2012 | Vanity
    Yuri Alexandrovich Bezmenov was a journalist for RIA Novosti and a former KGB informant from the Soviet Union who defected to Canada. Bezmenov explains the 4 basic principles of subverting a free country and converting it to totalitarianism. Although parts of the video are somewhat outdated, the essential element is the methods used to transform a country from freedom to tyranny : 1. Demoralize. . Demoralize the population through the education system. Inculcate marxist/leninist ideology into students in the classroom without being challenged or balanced with the writings of the Enlightenment,natural law, in/un alienable rights,etc. . . 2. Destabilization....
  • Oakland: Hundreds rally at Fruitvale BART station

    05/01/2012 4:33:46 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 8 replies ^ | 5/1/12 | Robert Salonga, Matthew Artz, Katy Murphy
    OAKLAND -- A May Day protest heated up in downtown Oakland Tuesday afternoon as protesters repeatedly scuffled with police in riot gear, who responded with tear gas and orders to clear the streets. As of mid-afternoon, at least five demonstrators had been arrested, and AC Transit announced detours for bus routes passing through downtown. Police declared an unlawful assembly on 14th Street, between Clay and Broadway, minutes later. While some remained downtown, others headed to the East Oakland Fruitvale neighborhood for a rally and march on the BART station made infamous by the shooting death of Oscar Grant III by...
  • Obama in Afghanistan, sees 'light on the horizon'

    05/01/2012 4:33:21 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 1, 2012
    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) -- On a swift, secretive trip to the war zone, President Barack Obama declared Tuesday night that after years of sacrifice the U.S. combat role in Afghanistan is winding down just as the war in Iraq has ended. "There's a light on the horizon," he told U.S. troops on the one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death. After signing an agreement with Afghan President Hamid Karzai setting post-war promises and expectations, Obama addressed Americans back home in the midst of his endeavor to win re-election as U.S. president and commander in chief.
  • Wowdy webels oust EPA prefect who talked of crucifying oil companies

    05/01/2012 4:28:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    IBD Edirorials ^ | May 1, 2012 | Andrew Malcom
    For the second time in recent weeks someone in the Obama administration has embarrassed the boss by providing a peek behind the aloof facade on how the Chicago pol really governs. And now Alfredo Al Armendariz has been banished. Actually, the chief regional administrator threw himself under the bus, presumably fueled by natural gas. He was in charge of District 6 enforcement encompassing Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana and Arkansas. He was caught on videotape (Scroll down for the video) addressing a Texas community's residents and likening the EPA's tough enforcement policy toward oil companies to the Romans' approach to...
  • Why do illegal immigrants have the right to an attorney? [vanity]

    05/01/2012 4:23:48 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 19 replies
    Just watched an episode of The First 48 (great show, btw), and the two suspects were Mexican nationals, aka illegal immigrants. The show did acknowledge both men are/were in the country illegally. The police got a surviving victim to identify the suspects in a photo line up. Then the police found them hiding out in rural west Texas and brought them in. Right off the bat they both asked for attorneys. Why do they have that right? And of course it's absurd that they get taxpayer-funded public defenders, but that's not really the issue. If they're not citizens, why do...
  • Hugo Chavez Returns To Cuba For 'Home Stretch' Of Cancer Treatment

    05/01/2012 4:21:54 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies ^ | May 1, 2012
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez left his native Venezuela for Cuba on Monday, announcing that he would undergo further cancer treatment. "We're in the home stretch," Chavez said of his radiation therapy treatment during a ceremony in which he signed a new labor law before boarding a plane bound for Havana. At the ceremony, Chavez called for Venezuela to withdraw from the Organization of American States' Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, a Washington-based body that he described as a platform for the U.S. to harm Venezuelan interests, CNN reported. Chavez said he would return after several days, and that he hoped...