Saturday, April 19, 2014
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As Bill Clinton prepared for an August 1994 news conference in which he hoped to build public support for his struggling — and ultimately unsuccessful — health care overhaul, he told his advisers: "A lot of them want to know they can keep their own plan if they like it." Nearly two decades later, President Barack Obama sought to reassure Americans about his own plan, which won approval in Congress in 2010, by telling them, "If you like your plan you can keep it." More than 8 million people have signed up for health insurance under the "Obamacare" law; how the overhaul is perceived could become a deciding point for the fate of Obama   [READ MORE]
Earthquake Strikes Off Papua New Guinea
by Grab Media, a blinkx company
The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake struck late Saturday off Papua New Guinea's eastern coast with a preliminary magnitude of 7.5. The quake struck at 11:27 p.m. local time, 9:27 a.m. eastern and occurred at a depth of 19 miles. It was centered 47 miles southwest of Panguna, Papua New Guinea. After the quake, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, but then canceled it. Saturday's incident is the latest in a series of seismic events in the region over the week.   [READ MORE]
Is Havana Condom Shortage Overblown?
by Grab Media, a blinkx company
Despite published reports about a shortage of condoms in Cuba, a majority of Havana drugstores were carrying the prophylactics, according to NBC News. The Miami Herald published reports from Cuban bloggers noting a shortage of condoms in state-run pharmacies in some parts of Havana, though they said they were available at higher prices at shops that cater to foreign visitors. The Ministry of Health could not answer NBC News about supplies around the city. But calls made by NBC News around the city found about 19 of 27 pharmacies, over seventy percent, were carrying the prophylactics.   [READ MORE]
Ted Nelson wants to change the world and the way we see, access, and connect information. Nelson is a longtime life-logger, preserving decades of personal and professional interactions by wearing a recording device around his neck. Though it's an odd project for most of us to envision doing ourselves, it's something with which several computer visionaries are experimenting in order to explore the meaning of digital memory, archives, and lives.   [READ MORE]
Bleach blonde Amazonian goddess Betty helped Steven Belec propose to his longtime partner Will Wemer last night LIVE during her concert at Brighton Music Hall in Boston! The singer set the scene performing her classic hit, Somebody Loves You, pulled Steven up on stage, and the rest is proposal history! Belec said the moment was a blur - and I knew that our moment was to occur during the bridge of Somebody Loves You.   [READ MORE]
La impulsa un cohete Falcon 9, de la compaa SpaceX. Despeg de Cabo Caaveral, en Florida.Entre casi cinco toneladas de material de abastecimiento que Dragon lleva a la Estacin Espacial Internacional se incluye la esperanza de que los astronautas que residen en el puesto orbital puedan comer ensalada fresca. Lleva material para investigar el cultivo y desarrollo de plantas de semillero de lechuga romana roja en el interior de la nave. La cpsula mide 4,4 metros de altura y 3,66 metros de dimetro. Lleva en su bodega una cmara de cultivo de plantas denominada Experimento Veg-01 o Veggie, que podra ampliar la capacidad de produccin de alimentos en rbita. Pesa con su carga completa unas seis toneladas. Est diseada para transportar equipos, alimentos y tripulantes, y es por ahora la nica producida por el sector privado que puede volver a la Tierra para ser reutilizada. Lleva en su bodega una cmara de cultivo de plantas denominada Experimento Veg-01 o Veggie, que podra ampliar la capacidad de produccin de alimentos en rbita. sta es la tercera misin de abastecimientos que emprende la firma SpaceX desde que, en 2011, la agencia espacial estadounidense NASA dio fin a la era de los transbordadores que, por tres dcadas, ayudaron en la construccin de la EEI. El lanzamiento se haba programado se suspendi el lunes pasado cuando se descubri un escape de helio adentro del cohete durante las etapas finales de la cuenta atrs. Si el resto de la operacin funciona como se ha programado, el domingo los astronautas Rick Mastracchio y Steven Swanson, que residen en la EEI, capturarn la cpsula Dragon con el brazo robtico de 17 metros de longitud y la atracarn a babor de la EEI en el mdulo Harmony. La NASA enfoca ahora su atencin en las misiones de exploracin de larga duracin que requerirn la capacidad de los astronauta de cultivar los alimentos en sus travesas.   [READ MORE]
A powerful earthquake hits Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital and sending people running out into the street, although there were no early reports of major damage. Mana Rabiee reports.   [READ MORE]

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