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Christian Schmidt
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Music at its finest: Let's start with a childrens' song and see what can be done with it ... 
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Think about that!
WASHINGTON -- In the event of a government shutdown, hundreds of thousands of federal workers would be furloughed, not knowing if or when they'd get paid. Their paychecks would ultimately depend upon the benevolence of a fractious Congress, which decides whether to pass legislation retroactively paying workers for their lost time.
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Do you believe that all people are born free and equal, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity?  I do. 
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The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) (Pub.L. 104–199, 110 Stat. 2419, enacted September 21, 1996, 1 U.S.C. § 7 and 28 U.S.C. § 1738C) is unconstitutional as a deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment.
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The ruling can be accessed from the revised URL  http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-307_6j37.pdf.

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Senators from the Democratic Party rejected:

Substitute for Background Check Proposal http://politics.nytimes.com/congress/votes/113/senate/1/98 

Concealed Carry Reciprocity Proposal http://politics.nytimes.com/congress/votes/113/senate/1/100 

Proposal On Veterans Gun Ownership Rights http://politics.nytimes.com/congress/votes/113/senate/1/102
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In the oral arguments exchanged at The U.S. Supreme Court, there was an apparent absence of a powerful argument lawyers could have used to further strengthen the arguments in favor of Edith Windsor's case:

Apparently, the government and Edith Windsor agree that DOMA is unconstitutional.  The government, however, enforces this statute.

On Page 7 (see the PDF version of the transcript), Justice Scalia points out:
"[...] I mean, the Government comes in and says "I agree" -- or if there was 
jurisdiction, why did the Court ever have to get to the merits?

 If you have a, let's say, a lawsuit on an -on an indebtedness and the alleged debtor comes in and says, yeah, I owe them money, but I'm just not gonna pay it, which is the equivalent of the Government saying, yeah, it's unconstitutional but I'm going to enforce it anyway.

 What would happen in that -- in that indebtedness suit is that the court would enter judgment and say, if you agree that you owe it, by God, you 
should pay it. And there would be a judgment right there without any consideration of the merits, right? Why didn't that happen here? [...]"

Does this mean that Justice Scalia basically begged Edith Windsor's lawyers to argue that the government simply abused its power?
supremecourtus.gov is the official web site for the Supreme Court of the United States. This site is a source for information about the Supreme Court Cases, Oral Arguments, Opinions, Orders, Dockets, ...
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As stated in the release, "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System, the first implanted device to treat adult patients with advanced retinitis pigmentosa (RP). The device, which includes a small video camera, transmitter mounted on a pair of eyeglasses, video processing unit (VPU) and an implanted retinal prosthesis (artificial retina), replaces the function of degenerated cells in the retina (a membrane inside the eye) and may improve a patient’s ability to perceive images and movement. The VPU transforms images from the video camera into electronic data that is wirelessly transmitted to the retinal prosthesis. [...]"  
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System, the first implanted device to treat adult patients with advanced retinitis pigmentosa (RP). The device, whi...
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The environment of the current U.S. Government shutdown provides "dreamland for foreign intelligence services to recruit." Isn't this a compelling reason to end the shutdown first and deal with political differences later ? 

http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/02/20788300-top-official-warns-shutdown-is-dreamland-for-foreign-intel-services?lite
With 70 percent of National Security Agency employees currently furloughed because of the government shutdown, top intelligence officials warned Congress Wednesday that the ongoing funding lapse could be putting national security at risk.   
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To all who know to whom this memorial is dedicated:  I had a blast of a time here, learned a lot, enjoyed a truly first-class cuisine and the hospitality of new friends.  It's about time I start to learn a new language.
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A beautiful video of perception of beauty.
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"The reality is often not what we think it is."
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Section II.C.2.f.c in the revised National Science Foundation Grant Propsal Guide states that papers are only part of the list of "products" to be named in the Biographical Sketch.

"[...] Each product must include full citation information including (where applicable and practicable) names of all authors, date of publication or release, title, title of enclosing work such as journal or book, volume, issue, pages, website and Uniform Resource Locator (URL) or other Persistent Identifier." 
NSF 13-1 January 2013. Chapter II - Proposal Preparation Instructions. Each proposing organization that is new to NSF or has not had an active NSF assistance award within the previous five years shoul...
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  • University of Rostock
    Chemistry, 1989 - 1994
  • University of Rostock
    Biochemistry, 1995 - 1999
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