Monthly Archives: October 2012
Alegerile prezidentiale din Statele Unite au intrat in linie dreapta si, desi cele mai multe surse il dau favorit pe actualul presedinte, democratul Barack Obama, lupta inca e deschisa si se concentreaza pe voturile din statele indecise. Asa numitele “swing states”, statele indecise sunt acele state americane unde niciun candidat sau partid nu si-a asigurat voturile si unde, drept urmare, se concentreaza campania electorala. De optiunea acestor state depinde, practic, rezultatul alegerilor. Daca, de exemplu, California este in mod traditional un stat care voteaza cu un candidat democrat, iar Texasul – cu unul republican, in unele state lupta este foarte stransa si candidatii se bat pentru fiecare vot al indecisilor... Citeste mai mult
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NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio (AP) — Starting a two-day bus tour of Ohio’s small towns and cities, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan told voters Saturday that President Barack Obama hasn’t made the case he deserves a second term.
Ryan planned stops at a factory and a bakery, a couple of high schools and a dairy on his first day of this campaign swing through Ohio, a state that has become the lynchpin of Republican Mitt Romney’s presidential bid. Romney and Ryan appeared together on Friday night at a high school sports field, and Ryan planned to be in the state alone until Monday, trying to connect with working class voters the GOP needs if it is to deny Obama a second term on Nov. 6. Read more
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While waiting today for the librarian of the Bible Society to bring me some books, I could not resist the temptation to go and have a look at the English translation of Elena Ceaușescu’s doctoral dissertation.
Elena Ceaușescu, the semiliterate wife of the former Romanian dictator Nicolae Caușescu, seems to have managed to fool a lot of people for a long time. And not just ordinary people, but the ones working in the field where, so the word goes, you are not supposed to believe something without carefully weighing the evidence.
Her doctoral dissertation, Stereospecific Polymerization of Isoprene, was published by Pergamon Press (an Oxford-base publisher at that time, now an Elsevir imprint).
Even more amazing (or scandalous) is the fact that the English edition is prefaced by none other than a Nobel prize winner for chemistry: Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin.
I wonder how much of what Hodgking writes in the…
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Mitt Romney no longer trails Barack Obama in the Pew Research Center’s presidential election polling. By about three-to-one, voters say Romney did a better job than Obama in the Oct. 3 debate, and the Republican is now better regarded on most personal dimensions and on most issues than he was in September… Pew Research poll