iSurgeon: Wow! Auto-pancreas transplant

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Look no hands: Robots perform delicate pancreas transplant in amazing world first

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Doctors have carried out the world’s first robotically-assisted pancreatic transplant on a mother-of-two in Italy.The team from Pisa Hospital performed the operation on a 43-year-old woman who had suffered from type one diabetes for 19 years and had already had a kidney transplant.Read more at current.com
 

START – The treaty to make the world safer

It is time for the Senate to ratify it!

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Treaty Makes America More Secure, Has Broad Support, and Is Urgently Needed

The New START Treaty Makes America More Secure. Significantly reducing – by nearly
700 – the limit on the number of strategic nuclear weapons that Russia can deploy;
allowing us to keep a close eye on the remaining ones; building stability, predictability,
and transparency for the two countries with 90 percent of the world’s nuclear weapons;
and strengthening America’s fight against nuclear weapons falling into the hands of
terrorists and rogue states.Read more at www.state.gov

 

Not your everyday bike race even in Northeast!

Rough, tumble and ET call home, your Avatar is calling you Halloween costumed bike race – fun.

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Photos from a costumed Cross Crusade

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This past weekend, the Cross Crusade headed to Astoria for a double-header of racing and Halloween fun. I wasn’t able to make it up there this year, but I wanted to share some of the hilarious costumes and scenes from the event.

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The Polar Bears: aka John Lennon’s Give Peace a Chance

Cool and timely!

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Wait A Minute! Do I Hear Bears Singing?

So I’m sitting here minding my own business this Sunday afternoon when suddenly I hear….Lennon? Yes. It was definitely Lennon. I looked up to see a team of polar bears, one wearing sunglasses, singing “Give Peace A Chance” on YouTube!  It was incredible. They were in tune and everything!

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Private Prison Profit Reason for Arizona Illegal Alien Law

The current Governor has really close ties to private prison companies. What better way to up profits than by putting more people in detention. As usual – follow the money and you will find the stink. Race bait voters so you can get money from filling up private jails that are paid with your tax dollars!

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Tucson Hearing Puts Spotlight on Private Prisons in Arizona

Tucson Hearing Puts Spotlight on Private Prisons in Arizona
From Mike Wilson of the Tohono O’odham Nation to Joe Glen of the Maricopa & Pima Juvenile Corrections Associations, the theme was the same: Companies such as Corrections Corporation of America, Management Training Corporation, and the GEO group consistently focus on profit over safety and rehabilitation of those who are incarcerated in their facilities.

Coming directly on the heels of the Tucson Hearing was a scathing report from National Public Radio exposing the influence that private prison corporations had in the development of Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB1070. Corrections Corporation of America, which holds contracts with the federal government to incarcerate immigrants, was a key player in creating a law that would increase the number of immigrants in detention, thus representing the potential for tremendous corporate profits. The report describes how a shadowy organization called ALEC provided opportunities for corporations to meet with state legislators to draft model legislation, which those legislators later took back to their states.Read more at bsnorrell.blogspot.com

 

Intel to California workers – who needs you! Opens biggest plant in Vietnam.

Shame and loyalty to California workers, voters, consumer – naw! Loyalty does not compute for Intel!

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Intel opens its biggest plant

Intel Chief Executive Paul Otellini speaks during a news conference in Taipei. — PHOTO: REUTERS

HANOI – US-BASED chip maker Intel on Friday opened in Vietnam US$1 billion (S$1.3 billion) assembly and test facility billed as the company’s biggest.

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Fear – the dark corner in this Afghan woman’s mind and heart

Let’s hope her brave poetry helps her and does not end up costing her, her life – as it could in her land.

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Whenever…

Whenever the door of my heart begins to open
Something closes it with fear.
Whenever I try to fly free and high
Something covers my wings before I can try.
Whenever it is time to speak up
Something seizes my words.
Whenever the past is about to be forgotten
Something reminds me of it over and over.
Whenever I can take a step forward
Something pulls me in reverse.
Whenever I can try a new endeavor
Something draws me back to the old.
Whenever I have a new idea
Something destroys it to the marrow.
Whenever my accomplishments blossom
Something keeps them captured.
Whenever more can be written
Something prevents me to continue.
Whenever I say enough is enough
Something says it will never be enough.
When will I find out what this
Something is?

by Meena Z.

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Oops! Covered up admission of Alaska Senate candidate lies uncovered

Not a good time for the truth to come out for him but maybe good for Alaska – but who knows; they may want to elect a good liar – it is their call.

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Revelations that Joe Miller altered files on colleagues’ computers put safe Republican seat in jeopardy

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Miller, in personnel files released late on Tuesday, admitted lying about the computer scandal.
In a memo at the time to his then boss, another lawyer, Rene Broker, Miller said: “I lied about accessing all of the computers. I then admitted about accessing the computers, but lied about what I was doing. Finally, I admitted what I did.”Read more at www.guardian.co.uk
 

Second Look Behind the Headlines

Culture War, Class War

Culture War is Class War disguised. The Wealthy Elite--the "Filthy Rich"--foment Culture War in society to distract and cover their real economic motives. Culture War, Class War explores the resulting cultural divide--how it was instigated and kept alive for fifty years in America by certain elite powers and how and why they choose to benefit while tearing families in two and keeping America paralyzed.

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