Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

9 October - i Google

All Things Considered - NPR
Uganda's Leader: 26 Years In Power, No Plans To Quit



American Water Intelligence Project

Umm Al-Hayman WWTP
Jamnagar WWTP



BBC\

  • Quantum pioneers win Nobel prize
    The 2012 Nobel physics prize goes to two scientists for controlling single particles to yield a picture of the world at the most fundamental level.
  • Baumgartner eyes skydive record
    The Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner will try to become the first human to break the sound barrier unaided by a vehicle when he jumps out of a balloon high over the New Mexico desert.
  • Microsoft makes gesture bracelet
    Microsoft is working on a wrist-worn sensor that can detect a wide range of hand gestures, allowing new ways to control smartphones and video games.
  • Probe into golden eagle shooting
    The Scottish SPCA appeals for information after a golden eagle was found close to death after being shot near the Southern Upland Way.
  • US team aim to make human sperm
    US researchers say they will redouble their efforts to create human sperm from stem cells following the success of a Japanese study involving mice.
  • Stem cell experts win Nobel prize
    Two pioneers of stem cell research have shared the Nobel prize for medicine or physiology, for experiments 40 years apart.

Blog of Rights - ACLU

This Week in Civil Liberties (10/05/2012)
Victory: No More Shackles on Pregnant Prisoners






CNET


Microsoft gets handy with wrist-mounted Digits system









CNN



Sandusky gets no less than 30 years, no more than 60
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. Sandusky is 68 and is not eligible for...  




Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives



More equitable compensation needed for vulnerable workers


Carbon Farmers of Australia

Fancy less talk and more action? Enter the 2012 Carbon Farming Gathering!


Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Transportation Associate


Circle of Blue water news

The Stream, October 9: Water Stops Flowing to Tamil Nadu, India
Federal Water Tap, October 8: The Army Corps of Engineers’ Tattered Empire






Commentators


Steve Richards: Ed and Ed won't split – they know there's too much at stake
Natalie Bennett: This free-for-all won't solve the housing crisis






Common Dreams


Half the Sky
Hope, Anger, and Courage: NYPD Arrests Veterans For Honoring the Dead









Daily Bell



Green Shoots Withering?
VIDEO: Was Obama Debate Failure a Ploy?






Deepwater Horizon




( Norris could be quoting Revelations to say that. But when he says the Climate Treaty is a waypoint to creating a One World Government - the New World Order publicly referred to in the speeches of Bush Sr. - I nod in agreement. But - it could as well promote a self imposed Sanction against those collecting levies to be forwarded to the United Nations .... and consequent economic collapse for those countries due to trading market price disadvantage.   )

Democracy Now!


As Texas Pipeline Blockade Continues, Activists Challenge First U.S. Tar Sands Strip Mine in Utah



Discovery News


Supreme Court Tries Race Admission: DNews Nugget
A white, female student sued a Texas university for denial of admission. Her case is now being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.  
Sandusky Gets 30 Years Jail: DNews Nugget









EPA Radiation News



EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for Diaz Chemical Superfund Site; $12 Million Spent to Date


EPA Water Science News

2012 Beach Grants






Food and Water Watch


Prop 37 Countdown: The Other Debate This Week
President Obama: Don’t Let Industry Convince You That GE Salmon Is Safe









food consumer



Prostate Cancer News: Gamma-, delta-, but not alpha-tocopherol prevent prostate cancer
Kilwins Sugar Free (S/F) Peanut Butter Fudge Recalled









ForceChange



Stop Predatory Federal Student Loans
Demand Justice for Police Killing of 18-Year-Old Gilbert Thomas Collar












FreakOut Nation




Hilarious Obama ad zings Mitt over Big Bird remark, “Romney taking on our enemies no matter where they nest”
Educators for Obama compare the candidates















Guardian UK
Romney gains four-point lead over Obama





Republican candidate makes especially dramatic gains with female voters after strong performance in first debateThe storm clouds gathering over...  
Zetas leader 'killed in shootout'












Hayride








Inside Facebook



Farmville 2, Instagram, Zuma Blitz, Subway Surfers and more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by MAU




Lifehacker



How to Turn Your Phone Into a Mind-Reading Personal Assistant [Video]




LobeLog



Israeli Officials Acknowledge that Iran is Using Enriched Uranium for Medical Purposes




memeorandum



Debate Prep with Joe (Patrick Caldwell/American Prospect)
Sesame Street Liberalism (William Kristol/Weekly Standard)












Steve Munro




Metrolinx Dumps TTC as LRT Partner (Maybe)


NPR

Debate Heats Up About Contentious Bird Flu Research
Risks Of Global Economic Slowdown Are 'Alarmingly High,' IMF Warns






NRC


12-109: NRC Invites Nominations for the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards
IV-12-042: NRC Receives Response to Confirmatory Action Letter, Action Plan for San Onofre Unit Proposed NRC Review to Take Months









New Scientist



Smartphone app controls everything in your smart home



News 24
SA needs R35bn power boost - lobbyist


South Africa needs to spend R35bn to maintain neglected distribution networks, or risk further backlogs, a lobby group has warned.  



Obama Conspiracy Theories


Hawaii State Senate candidate files birther lawsuits



Open Channel
Deadly crossing: Death toll rises among those desperate for the American Dream


In a rural Texas county, an increasing number of illegal immigrants are dying before they can complete the journey to what they hoped would be a...  
Profiles of terror suspects being sent from UK to face US trials






Open Secrets


Hot Race for Wisconsin Senate Seat: Tammy Baldwin v. Tommy Thompson
The October Surprise: Majority of Outside Spending Likely to Come in Final Month









Outlook Blogs



The DLF-Vadra Questions



paper.li



Paper.li: New Responsive Design Paper View
You asked for it, so we coded it! Today we're excited to announce the deployment of the new Paper.li "responsive design" paper view.Back in the...  
The Paper.li Community: Sharing and Inspiring









PECAN Group



Houston Man Receives Visit from FBI after Photographing Weather



Payvand Iran news


Photos: Iranian Football Team's Practice Session



Pesticide Action Network


GE’s dirty little secret
Atrazine & birth defects, another link









Philippines News







Political MoJo | Mother Jones



We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for October 9, 2012
Would An Obama Win Hurt Campaign Finance Reform?









Politics Security Secrecy



U.S. Foreign Assistance to Pakistan, and More from CRS | Secrecy ...
Rwanda must investigate unlawful detention and torture by military ...












Psychology Today








Science



Revealed: Early Bronze Age carvings suggest Stonehenge was a huge prehistoric art gallery
Britain's Sir John Gurdon wins Nobel prize in medicine for his pioneering work in cloning and stem cells












Science Daily









Scientific American




Could Wheat Feed Africa?




Shaleshock Media



Effective Planning Tools | Albany Law School 9-28-12



Star Online


Witness tells court he pleaded with Kelantan prince to seek acting Sultan’s permission
Penang second bridge to ease congestion on first bridge by up to 30%









Statesman



Round Rock police save motorcyclist’s life




TED



Playlist: 6 beautiful talks by data artists
Rise of a gangsta nerd: Fellows Friday with Hakeem Oluseyi












Techdirt




Innocence Of Muslims Actress Now Argues That The Movie Violates Her Copyright
Congress: Fear Chinese Networking Companies! But Ignore That China Makes All Our Networking Equipment!









This Week in Science



Plant Anti-Insect Armaments



Trend.Az
Azerbaijani TuranBank increases capital


The State Committee for Securities registered the issue prospectus of ordinary registered book-entry shares of Turanbank totaling 6.197 million manat,  
Iraq has potential to play key role in world oil supply, says IEA









USA Today



Sandusky sentenced in Penn State sex scandal
Spinal tap patients worry about fungal meningitis









Unexplained Mysteries



Man dies after cockroach eating contest












Web MD
Weight Watchers Gets Thumbs Up in Study




Commercial weight loss programs may offer as good if not better weight loss results than those led by a health professional, according to a new study.  
Alzheimer's Drug Slows Memory Decline









Weird



QVC presenter faints on live TV as co-host just keeps on selling



 White House


Statement by NSC Spokesperson Tommy Vietor on Extension of NATO Secretary General Rasmussen's Tenure
AACTE, MCEC Join Dr. Jill Biden to Celebrate Milestone for Joining Forces Commitment ‘Operation Educate the Educators’
More than 100 colleges and universities have signed on to the Joining Forces commitment that will help prepare educators to lead classrooms and develop school cultures that are more responsive to the social, emotional and academic needs of children in military families. 
To learn more about “Operation Educate the Educators,” visit www.aacte.org or www.militarychild.org.
( Having come from what you might say was an Ex military family I have a WTF moment )
Remarks by the First Lady at a Campaign Event -- Seattle, WA


WhoWhatWhy


Did Romney Cheat During Debate By Smuggling in Notes?
Documentaries We Like: Escape Fire
 
A Witchy Life
Question of the Week: Autumn Favorites
Hi all!  We’re now most definitely into the autumn, and at least on the East Coast, the fall weather has asserted itself.  I’m very...  
Clearing an Apartment
 
At the same time as more workplaces are responding to depression at a “remarkable” pace, some stigma still remains toward the mood disorder, with some Canadians saying they believe that people choose to be depressed, according to a new survey.
Outbreak Spurs Calls for New Controls - Wall Street Journal
As many as 13000 patients may have been exposed to fungal meningitis from tainted spinal steroid injections, authorities said Monday, as some lawmakers called for bringing certain specialized pharmacies under greater regulatory scrutiny.
Depression during pregnancy can put women between a rock and a hard place when it comes to choosing whether or not to take their anti-depressants. In a new study out of the University of British Columbia, researchers found that both maternal depression ...
Pharmacists can now give flu shots, renew most prescriptions, and prescribe drugs to help quit smoking, says Premier Dalton McGuinty. McGuinty announced Tuesday that the long-anticipated changes are effective immediately.
A drug prescribed to prevent nausea and vomiting in cancer and surgery patients may change the electrical activity of the heart, Health Canada warns. The 32 milligram intravenous dose of Zofran should be used, the regulator said Tuesday in announcing a ...
It may be possible to use a drug to prevent some of the lasting and crippling damage caused by a stroke, according to doctors in the US and Canada. A safety trial, published in the Lancet Neurology medical journal, suggested the chemical NA-1 was safe ...
A rare brain-eating amoeba is responsible for at least 10 deaths in the Pakistani city of Karachi in recent months, health officials believe. The source of the parasite is not yet known, but it is thought victims may have been exposed to it when using ...
"Gaby Scanlon" "liquid nitrogen cocktail" "Nitro Jagermeister cocktails" "Nitro Jagermeister" "Dr
BRIDGEWATER, NS -- A man accused of sexually assaulting and confining a 16-year-old boy in Nova Scotia sat quietly during a brief court appearance today. Additional charges were laid against David James Leblanc in Bridgewater.
Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky has been sentenced to a minimum of 30 years in prison after being convicted last June of 45 counts of child sexual abuse. Sandusky's sentence was handed down Tuesday morning after the disgraced former ...
Republicans were quick to claim bragging rights after Mitt Romney's aggressive performance in the first presidential debate on Wednesday, while Democrats struggled to explain President Barack Obama's often flat showing. Within minutes of the debate's ...
VICTORIA - The presidents of two BC Conservative Party constituency associations issued a formal call Tuesday morning for John Cummins to resign as leader. "Our letter is the result of a groundswell of (constituency association) presidents who did not ...
The body of the leader of a Mexican drug cartel, who was killed in a shootout with marines, has been stolen by an armed gang, state officials say. The corpse of Heriberto Lazcano, founder of the brutal Los Zetas gang, was being stored by the ...
By Kristie Pearce, The Windsor Star October 9, 2012 An Oakville woman has been charged with impaired driving causing the death of a Windsor woman, after police say she drove the wrong way on Highway 407 Saturday and struck a car head-on.
Launch preparations have begun for the first skydive from the edge of outer space, the ground crew for daredevil Felix Baumgartner reports. Shortly after 11 .m. Toronto time, the team declared the mission had resumed after a two-hour delay because of ...
Letter: Vito Rizzuto for mayor - Montreal Gazette
Re: “Now is not the time to remove Mayor Gérard Tremblay” (Henry Aubin, Oct. 6) Henry Aubin outlined several arguments as to why Mayor Trembl
At the same time as more workplaces are responding to depression at a “remarkable” pace, some stigma still remains toward the mood disorder, with some Canadians saying they believe that people choose to be depressed, according to a new survey.
BRIDGEWATER, NS - The only surviving suspect in the alleged kidnapping and rape of a Nova Scotia teenager appeared in court Tuesday morning to face new charges. David James Leblanc entered the courtroom looking haggard and weak, wearing bandages on his ...
A Calgary father and stepmother are looking to obtain legal counsel after being charged with second-degree murder in the death of a six-year-old girl. Spencer Jordan and Marie Magoon made a brief appearance in a Calgary courtroom Tuesday.
VICTORIA - The presidents of two BC Conservative Party constituency associations issued a formal call Tuesday morning for John Cummins to resign as leader. "Our letter is the result of a groundswell of (constituency association) presidents who did not ...
A woman nicknamed the Internet Black Widow for her ability to persuade grieving widowers to marry her is scheduled for a bail hearing in Sydney, NS, this morning as she aims to be released from custody while fighting an attempted murder charge.
A tour bus that left Toronto and crashed in New Jersey on the weekend was not authorized to be operating in the United States, CBC News has learned. The vehicle was operated by the Toronto-based AVM Max 2000 Charter Services Inc., a company that had ...
Toronto police are appealing for tips after three women were sexually assaulted in the city's west end over the Thanksgiving long weekend. At a news conference late Tuesday morning, Det. Sue Kernohan urged anyone with more information about the weekend ...
Winnipeg police said a 22-year-old suspect has been charged for the death of his brother. Shortly af
By Chloe Albanesius ZTE today insisted that its products are safe for US companies to use and denied that it was uncooperative with a recent congressional inquiry into its relationship with the Chinese government. "ZTE has set an unprecedented standard ...
More from AP ROSWELL, NM — A weather hold that threatened to cancel extreme athlete and skydiver Felix Baumgartner's death-defying, 37 kilometre free fall into the southeastern New Mexico desert was lifted Tuesday morning and crews began laying out his ...
US physicist David Wineland and France's Serge Haroche share the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics for doing what Mr. Wineland once described as a scientific parlour trick. What they did was apply one of the most successful theories in physics – quantum ...
| TORONTO (Reuters) - Shares of Research In Motion (RIMM.O) (RIM.TO) fell 3.5 percent on Tuesday after an analyst warned that the company's make-or-break line of new BlackBerry smartphones is unlikely to hit store shelves until March, weeks later than ...
By Jill Duffy The biggest concern I've heard from Apple users about the latest mobile operating system, iOS 6, is that the Maps app has completely changed. It used to be powered by Google, but Apple brought it in house, and unfortunately, ...
In its blog, the company suggests it is hoping to keep awareness of homelessness on people's minds outside of the traditional charitable giving times and it would like the game to be used as a tool to let people donate to Vancouver charities “on an ...
When the Kinect system was unleashed two years ago for the Xbox 360, there were promises that the camera-based, gesture-detecting gadget could turn users' bodies into paintbrushes, allow them to chat with a virtual lad named Milo, transform real-world ...
Iconia W510 priced right, could give Apple's new iPad run for its money in key area
Outbreak Spurs Calls for New Controls - Wall Street Journal
As many as 13000 patients may have been exposed to fungal meningitis from tainted spinal steroid injections, authorities said Monday, as some lawmakers called for bringing certain specialized pharmacies under greater regulatory scrutiny.
Depression during pregnancy can put women between a rock and a hard place when it comes to choosing whether or not to take their anti-depressants. In a new study out of the University of British Columbia, researchers found that both maternal depression ...
Pharmacists can now give flu shots, renew most prescriptions, and prescribe drugs to help quit smoking, says Premier Dalton McGuinty. McGuinty announced Tuesday that the long-anticipated changes are effective immediately.
It may be possible to use a drug to prevent some of the lasting and crippling damage caused by a stroke, according to doctors in the US and Canada. A safety trial, published in the Lancet Neurology medical journal, suggested the chemical NA-1 was safe ...
A rare brain-eating amoeba is responsible for at least 10 deaths in the Pakistani city of Karachi in recent months, health officials believe. The source of the parasite is not yet known, but it is thought victims may have been exposed to it when using ...
A drug prescribed to prevent nausea and vomiting in cancer and surgery patients may change the electrical activity of the heart, Health Canada warns. The 32 milligram intravenous dose of Zofran should be used, the regulator said Tuesday in announcing a ...
Wave of aging - Ottawa Citizen
By Bernie Blais, The Ottawa Citizen October 9, 2012 9:26 AM Helping to mark National Seniors Day on Oct. 1 were two recent studies reported in  
 
 
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