*******suprememastertv****/ - ENLIGHTENING ENETRTAINMENT - "A Delicate Balance -the Truth" with Filmmaker Aaron Scheibner - P2/2. Episode: 881, Air Date: 11 - February - 2009.
1996 LAWS DENY NONCITIZENS BASIC RIGHTS
A longtime legal U.S. resident is deported for shoplifting. A young mother, married to a U.S. citizen, is jailed for a bureaucratic snafu ten years ago. These are the stories that prove due process is disappearing. The punishment needs to fit the crime.
Enforcing national security while preserving civil liberties is a delicate balancing act and it's one that the U.S. Government is consistently failing to do. The laws expand the grounds of deportation, subjecting long-term immigrants to mandatory detention and automatic deportation for relatively insignificant crimes such as shoplifting. And because these laws are being applied retroactively, many immigrants have been expelled for first offenses and youthful indiscretions that occurred, in some cases, many decades ago.
The assault on due process and civil liberties for noncitizens continues. For more information, go to www.aila****.
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Added: September 12, 2007
a young girl is faced with making a life changing choice that will caise her fate to hang between the delicate balance between good and evil
The Berlin School Executive MBA class of participants recalls the words of Jean-Marie Dru, President & CEO, TBWA, as he describes to them the delicate balance required to make changes in a company. Luiz Sanches, Creative Director of AlmapBBDO listens in and tries to take careful notes.
Frogs Forever? ... only if we leap in to save them. There's a global crisis facing amphibians -- frogs, toads and salamanders -- they're vanishing before our very eyes.
Bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) are native to the eastern North America, from Canada as far south as Florida, but they're invading British Columbia, where the Vancouver Aquarium is located. They were introduced here in the early 1900s by people wanting to farm them for their legs.
As you can see, they'll eat just about anything that will fit into their mouth. They can easily tip the delicate balance of nature in places where they are not naturally found.
Ironically this widely introduced species is disappearing in Ontario, Canada -- part of its natural range.
See these frogs in person at the Vancouver Aquarium
It's a global crisis
We could lose up to one-half of the world's 6,000 known amphibian species in our lifetime, resulting in the single largest mass extinction since the disappearance of the dinosaurs.
We're losing them to habitat destruction, pollution that includes household chemicals and pesticides, climate change, and over-harvesting for food, but the most deadly cause is a disease called the chytrid fungus.
It's a crisis that has sparked the Vancouver Aquarium to take action.
"Frogs Forever?" a new exhibit at the Aquarium trains the spotlight on the plight of the world's frogs, with tips on how we can help save them.
It's part of the global initiative to save frogs launched by Amphibian Ark (a coalition of research and conservation groups that include zoo and aquariums), which has declared 2008 The Year of the Frog.
This 25 year old Pond Exploration Submarine Sinks on 2 different occasions, requiring rescue missions by Jeff and I.
This is a 25 year old Nikko Submarine. It takes a lot of delicate balancing to get the buoyancy just right.
I tried to use the underwater sub-cam, but the ZipLoc bag wasn't all the way closed, so my Aiptek Pocket Cam X was ruined. Hope you enjoyed this, though.
Stay tuned for more fun from Mr. Herbert's Science class and thanks kindly for watching.
There are many environmental concerns facing the Great Barrier Reef. In this video, we detail two of these concerns - global warming (covered quicker than you've ever seen it covered before) and what runoff from unsustainable farming practices (and flooding) can do to the reef. We're not picking on farmers or government here. Jonathan's dad grew up on a farm (and is presently a contractor for the US government), and Carrie grew up on a 5,000 acre farm.
We're acutely aware of the challenges farmers face and the risks they take, just to provide for their families. (Not to mention farmers provide the food for the world.) We're not picking on government either. Australia's government and other organizations are doing a great job in working to achieve the delicate balance necessary to help businesses grow, while also creating solutions which protect the fragile environment around the reef. We made this video to help people understand that one of the challenges facing the great barrier reef is farming runoff, and that there aren't simple or quick answers, but working together, we can make the world a stronger, safer and better place to be.
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Artistry isn’t something that can be measured. Samsung believes that artistry is the result of a delicate balance between high-end design and cutting-edge technology. Take a look at the latest Samsung T240HD LCD TV many features. Both functional and beautiful, this HDTV has all the high-quality features to provide you a spectacular viewing experience. First, you’ll love having full 1080p resolution right at home. Second, with a fast 5ms response time, any kind of blurring or distortion is out the window – or, rather, off the screen. More so, 1000:1 contrast ratio provides sharp imagery, and with a 24-inch widescreen display, no angles will be cut off as you sit back and enjoy watching shows in their full glory.
There are precious few spots on the globe where wind, water and land combine to provide flawless conditions for kiteboarding. The Squamish Spit at the mouth of the Squamish River is one of those places with warm wind, sunshine, and great times!
While surrounding lakes make for good practice areas, those seeking the delicate balance necessary for high performance days need look no further than the Squamish Spit.
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From Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away) and featuring an incredible voice cast, including Cate Blanchett, Liam Neeson, Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Frankie Jonas and Noah Cyrus, Ponyo is a magical adventure the whole family won’t want to miss. Ponyo is a mischievous and adventurous little goldfish who meets Sosuke, a five-year-old boy who lives by the sea with his mother. Sosuke gently cares for Ponyo and quickly wins her heart. Magically transforming herself into a little girl, Ponyo embarks on a series of adventures with her new friend. But Ponyo’s desire to be human upsets the delicate balance of nature and triggers a gigantic storm. Only Ponyo’s mother, a beautiful sea goddess, can restore nature’s balance – and perhaps make Ponyo’s dreams come true.
Carbon is shown to be the only element, from the periodic table of elements, by which the complex molecules of life in this universe may be built. The carbon atom is a marvel in and of itself. Carbon is the sixth element on the periodic table and makes up two tenths of one percent of the earths crust. It is the backbone of which all life is built or can be built. It makes up 18% of the mass of our body. In its pure form it is recognized as soot, pencil lead or diamonds. Diamonds are the hardest substance known. Carbon fiber is the strongest fiber known. Carbon fiber is used in the construction of high performance airplanes, tennis rackets and bicycles, just to name a few. Man-made carbon-based molecules have allowed breakthroughs in low temperature super-conductors. Carbon-60 is a recent discovery, from the 1980's, called the buckyball. It is a molecule of sixty interlocking carbon atoms and is the roundest substance known in all molecular science. Graphene, which is a more recent discovery within the last decade, is a remarkably flat molecule made of carbon atoms arranged in hexagonal rings, and is the thinnest material possible, but graphene is also 10 times stronger than steel and it conducts electricity better than any other known material at room temperature. Carbon has the unique ability to form long chains of complex molecules that have a high degree of stability. Stable complex molecules are required to build sugars, to build DNA, to build RNA, to build amino acids, to build proteins, to build cells, and finally, to build all living organisms on earth. Substances formed around carbon far out-number all other substances combined. No other element comes close to forming the wide variety of stable compounds as does carbon. Yet if it were not for this unique ability to form complex molecules, life could not exist. Organic chemistry, the study of carbon compounds, and their profuse and intricate behavior, is a science in its own right.
The only element similar to carbon, which has the necessary atomic structure to form the macro (large) molecules needed for life, is silicon. Yet silicon, though having the correct atomic structure, is severely limited in its ability to make complex macro-molecules. Silicon-based molecules are comparatively unstable and sometimes highly reactive. Thus from this, and many other evidences against silicon, carbon is found to be the only element from which life in this universe may be built. Carbon and other "heavy" elements also provides one, of several, reasons why the universe must be as old and as large as it is. "Heavy" elements did not form in the Big Bang. Thus, they had to be synthesized in stars and exploded into space before they were available to form a planet on which carbon-based life could exist. Carbon is the first of the "heavy" elements that is exclusively formed in the interiors of stars. The delicate balance at which carbon is synthesized in stars is truly a work of art. Fred Hoyle (1915-2001), a famed astrophysicist, is the scientist who established the nucleo-synthesis of heavier elements as mathematically valid in 1946.
The Elements: Forged in Stars - video
Michael Denton - We Are Stardust - Uncanny Balance Of The Elements - Fred Hoyle Atheist to Deist/Theist - video
When Sir Fred discovered the stunning precision with which carbon is synthesized in stars he stated:
"A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a superintellect has monkeyed with physics, as well as chemistry and biology, and that there are no blind forces worth speaking about in nature. The numbers one calculates from the facts seem to me so overwhelming as to put this conclusion almost beyond question.”
When we look at water, the most common substance on earth and in our bodies, we find many odd characteristics that clearly appear to be designed. These oddities are absolutely essential for life. Some simple life can exist without the energy of sunlight, some simple life can exist without oxygen; but no life can exist without water. Water is called a universal solvent because it has the unique ability to dissolve a far wider range of substances than any other solvent. This "universal solvent" ability of water is essential for the cells of living organisms to process the wide range of substances necessary for life. Another oddity is water expands as it becomes ice, by an increase of about 9% in volume. Thus, water floats when it becomes a solid instead of sinking. This is an exceedingly rare ability. Yet if it were not for this fact, lakes and oceans would freeze from the bottom up. The earth would be a frozen wasteland, and human life would not be possible. Water also has the unusual ability to pull itself into very fine tubes and small spaces, defying gravity. This is called capillary action. This action is essential for the breakup of mineral bearing rocks into soil. Water pulls itself into tiny spaces on the surface of a rock and freezes; it expands and breaks the rock into tinier pieces, thus producing soil. Capillary action is essential for the movement of water through soil to the roots of plants. It is essential for the movement of water from the roots to the tops of the plants, even to the tops of the mighty redwood trees, and is also essential for the circulation of the blood in our own capillary blood vessels. Water's melting and boiling point are not where common sense would indicate they should be when we look at its molecular weight. The three sister compounds of water all behave as would be predicted by their molecular weight. Oddly, water just happens to have melting and boiling points that are of optimal biological utility. The other properties of water we measure, like its specific slipperiness (viscosity) and its ability to absorb and release more heat than any other natural substance, have to be as they are in order for life to be possible on earth. Even the oceans have to be the size they are, in order to stabilize the temperature of the earth, so human life may be possible. On and on through each characteristic we can possibly measure water with, it turns out to be required to be almost exactly as it is or complex life could not exist. No other liquid in the universe comes anywhere near matching water in its fitness for life. (Denton: Nature's Destiny)
The Role of Elements in Life Processes
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.
Intelligent Design - The Anthropic Hypothesis