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Gruppenreisen polen

Ole Store Restaurant - 4 hours 52 min ago

Polen ist ausgesprochen vielfältig. Erholen Sie gegenseitig an jener herrlichen polnischen Ostseeküste oder aber in welchen Masuren, dem Land jener tausend Seen, erleben Selbige die sorgfältig restaurierten Altstädte von Danzig, Warschau, Breslau und Krakau, wandern Jene in welchen Bergen jener Hohen Tatra oder durchstreifen Sie welche Wälder dieses Riesengebirges. Gruppenreisen polen - Hierbei finden Jene für jede Gruppenreise dies Richtige. Gelangen Sie via uns entsprechend Polen!

Categories: Businesses

Najlepsze gry pc

Ole Store Restaurant - 5 hours 12 min ago

Najkorzystniejsze Gry I Najwyższe Rozczarowania 2014 Roku kalendarzowym
Elsword Online owe dynamiczna produkcja reprezentująca darmowe najlepsze bitwy online - podaje rewelacyjną grafikę 2D, inspirowaną mangą tudzież anime oraz mocną dawkę czystej adrenaliny. Na końcu każdego spośród etapów czeka na nas świetnie zbrojny potężny boss, oraz podróż do niego okazuje się usiana nie tylko potyczkami spośród szeregiem potworów - w trakcie zabawy rozwiązujemy bowiem wiele zwyczajnych zagadek logicznych, jakie w ogromnej mnogości polegają przede wszystkim na przeniesieniu lub przesunięciu wybranych obiektów.

Zobacz spolszczenie
Jest, że Sackboy istnieje po prostu skazany na sukces i nie lubi próżni - w momencie, w jakim seria LittleBigPlanet zapoczątkowała zjadać własny epizod, on powraca w glorii i chwale na tabletach oraz smartfonach.

W potyczce można było wkomponować się w Diabła Tasmańskiego Karuzela, Kaczora Tasiora, Królika Kinia czy Kota Sylwka Juniora, z jakich każdy charakteryzował się odmiennymi umiejętnościami przydatnymi w pokonywaniu spodziewanych poziomów gry.

Udogodnienia - choć istotnie widoczne - nie zmieniają w ważki sposób rozgrywki w tryb dla pojedynczego gracza (nie grałem jeszcze w multiplayer wersji na PS4, więc na ów temat się nie wypowiem).

Gdy Joel i Bill natykają się na reszty ostatecznego wyjścia przesianego przez Franka, byłego partnera drugiego spośród bohaterów, scena gromi w gracza spośród łamiącą serce energią, którą oryginalna odsłona gry tylko zalecała.
Najlepsze Darmowe Bitwy Online Na Wyspagier. pl
Nie sposób ukryć, że kończący się właśnie rok kalendarzowy nie był nader udany, a bodaj jeśli chodzi batalii wideo. Gry planszowe to kategoria znacząca naszego sklepu, albowiem to od nich zaczął się projekt stworzenia tego pomysłu, dopiero później w naszym asortymencie znalazły się gry karciane, potyczki imprezowe a na samym końcu batalii dla dzieci.

Z rzadka spotykana do tej pory na urządzeniach mobilnych spora, szczegółowa trójwymiarowa szata graficzna w sposób znaczący uprzyjemnia zabawę, polegającą na łączeniu ze sobą trójwymiarowych kształtów takim sposobem, aby rzucały na ścianę cień w odpowiednim kształcie.

Spośród jednej stron maci szybkie niemieckie myśliwce oraz silne bombowce, z drugiej wolniejsze, ale wiele z większym natężeniem zwrotne pezetelki, pobudzane na polach około Warszawy przez artylerię przeciwlotniczą i posiadające szanse na odnowienie na polowych lotniskach.

Gra co prawda egzystowała już wcześniej dostępna na iOS-a, ale w powyższym tygodniu pojawiła się i w wersji na system Android Owe klasyczna i poniekąd już nieco modna platformówka z konsol i komputerów osobnych.

Poszerzamy naszą propozycję gry edukacyjne a logiczne dla jednostek, aby Państwa top3, 4, 5, sześciu letnie a nawet natomiast starsze pociechy zdołały się rozwijać tudzież spędzać czas inaczej aniżeli przed ekranem telewizora czy komputera.

Categories: Businesses

gta 5 pobierz

Ole Store Restaurant - 6 hours 46 min ago


Super gra Grand Theft Auto V PC. Wejdźcie w skórę Michaela, Franklina natomiast Trevora, trzech zupełnie bogatych złodziei, którzy postawią całość na jedną kartę i przeprowadzą partię zuchwałych ataków, które mogą zestawić ich do końca życia. Już teraz GTA 5 pobierz i grajże teraz z nami!

Categories: Businesses

Dinner with Dr. Arjun Makhijani in Red Wing

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:24pm

After listening to his testimony today before Minnesota’s Senate Environment and Energy Committee…

Video (weird write up, omitted the most important witness!!!), see 10:06:

*Lifting Moratorium on New Nuclear Power Plants

Arjun Makhijani – Minnesota Senate E and E Committee 03-03-2015

… we got another dose when Dr. Makhijani graced us with his presence at Fiesta Mexicana, with tales of Nuclear Waste Confidence that lit up every burn-up and zircaloy cladding wonk around the tables!  It’s really depressing stuff, so it was better to discuss this dreadful and so unbelievable nuclear situation in a dedicated misery-loves-company group.

In his testimony, he’d brought up the dangers of moving forward with nuclear plans where there is “Construction Work in Progress” for utilities to recoup funds spent on construction long before it is in-service, if ever, as is happening with the Vogtle plant.  So I took a stroll through our statutes, long familiar with our 2005 Construction Work in Progress give-away to Xcel on transmission, and found that, sure enough, it is an option for Minnesota utilities:

Minn. Stat. 216B.16, Subd. 6a. Construction work in progress.

To the extent that construction work in progress is included in the rate base, the commission shall determine in its discretion whether and to what extent the income used in determining the actual return on the public utility property shall include an allowance for funds used during construction, considering the following factors:

(1) the magnitude of the construction work in progress as a percentage of the net investment rate base;

(2) the impact on cash flow and the utility’s capital costs;

(3) the effect on consumer rates;

(4) whether it confers a present benefit upon an identifiable class or classes of customers; and

(5) whether it is of a short-term nature or will be imminently useful in the provision of utility service.

Xcel did finally come out and admitted their support for removal of the nuclear moratorium.  When considered in light of their e21_Initiative_Phase_I_Report_2014, there’s a trajectory that I see, and wish I didn’t: Xcel could build a new nuclear plant on the ratepayers dime and sell it on the market using their new transmission that we’re paying for, making Minnesota an electricity exporter!

Tonight, we discussed the Nuclear Waste Confidence decision, which is a “No-Confidence” decision, the word “confidence” has been removed from NRC lexicon.  Well, there is that other meaning of “confidence” to consider…

So on that happy note, I’ll have mango margaroodie dreams about the Pt. Beach cask explosion and the current task of changing the seals on those 20 year old TN-40 casks!

Categories: Citizens

Little Geochemist

Blowing and Drifting - Christopher Tassava - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:21pm

Vivi, my little scientist, today received her Scholastic book order: eight rocks and a little book of experiments to do with them. She’s fascinated. We did a few of the experiments, and will do more after getting some supplies (do people really keep Epsom salts on hand?), but the best thing we did tonight was to start growing crystals on a "popcorn rock" submerged in white vinegar. We should start start seeing aragonite crystals within a few days, but we were impressed by the bubbling and cloud of matter rising up from the rock. Geochemistry for the win!

Categories: Citizens

The Paradoxical Glories of Yellow; Poem “Juicy”

Winona Media (Leslie Schultz) - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:42pm

Lately, I have been preoccupied by the color yellow in all its shades and names: butter, champagne, dandelion, sulphur, oat straw, yolk (cooked, whole, and broken), cut honeycomb, pollen, sandstone, dune, parchment, lamplight, amber, topaz, cream, ocher, gold, marigold, wheat, lemon, hay, neon, lemon and lemonade, corn and cornsilk.

Yellow and I have an unquiet relationship, oscillating between attraction and repulsion.  It isn’t a color that has ever been flattering for me to wear–it makes me look rather sickly–but one grey February, about ten years ago, I was drawn to a swingy, yellow coat of bouclé wool at a vintage shop. It had three textured yellow buttons the size of silver dollars. Every where I went, people noticed. I felt I carried the sun with me.

Until the day I put it on and felt like Big Bird!  I no longer own that coat, but I do hope it makes someone else happy.

In the Feng Shui baqua, the nine-square grid used in the Chinese art of placement, the central square, the one that stands for health, is yellow. Certainly in this grey time of year, the merest ray of yellow sunlight makes me understand the poetry of this traditional assignment. And yet, yellow also can indicate ill-health or age. Think of jaundice, yellowing of white linens or lace, yellowed ivory, teeth, or pages.

(Above, Mr. Robert Nichols, the archivist at the American Swedish Institute, is holding open a nineteenth-century diary to show Julia.)

Given yellow’s central position in the spectrum of visible light, it makes sense that, in addition to its pure form, it slides easily into the realms of tan, white, green, and orange.

Whether natural or artificial, yellow commands attention–from daffodils, sunflowers, autumn leaves, and sunlight to highlighters, Post-It Notes, school buses, police tape, traffic signs and road lines. On this snowy day, I appreciate the chance to share these favorite photographs starring YELLOW  as well as a poem inspired by a photo with contrasting natural and artificial hues.

Juicy

After Labor Day, at the tail end of summer,
a yearly festival transforms
Bridge Square, that triangular wedge
of green that marks the heart of town.
For two days it becomes a warren
of food carts, bingo tents, even
a beer garden whose sour smell
mingles with corn dogs, tortillas, spun sugar.

Now, nearly tripping on the thick, black cables
snaking over the crosswalk, I stop,
longing suddenly for lemonade.
I pay
the man in the black shirt.
He takes dimpled fruit, pointed at both ends
like petite footballs, the shape
of things to come, certain as frost.

While he squeezes and gazes
at the river sliding past, my own gaze wanders.
I rock on my heels, am jolted
by yellow shafts, long fluorescent tubes
on the cart’s black ceiling, colliding,
in my eye, with a vertical column
of waxy lemons clustered in tiered baskets.

Two lines of yellow converge –
the tip of an arrow,
the zig of lightening – all
on a clear day, signifying (perhaps)
danger, direction, or simply illumination,
the thrill that can rush upon the heart
from a simple shift in perspective.

The man in the black shirt
hands me a paper cup, tips his black cap.
As I lean in to receive it,
the yellow lines diverge.
Behind me the queue surges.
I turn
toward the bridge, walk to the middle,
sip sweetness released from a wheel
of luminous pulp bound by bitter peel.

Leslie Schultz

Wishing you well, 

Categories: Citizens

Beyond the Open Mic 3/3/15

KYMN Radio - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:30pm

Don McGee and Victor Summa

Beyond the open mic is intended to open dialogue about the process and the processors in City Hall; Elected Officials, City Staff, citizen and others.  Your hosts are Donovan McGee and Victor Summa. Opinions expressed are solely those of the hosts and not necessarily those of KYMN.  To contact Victor or Don you can email them at beyondtheopenmic@gmail.com

Click below to listen to the show:

 BTOM 3-3-15

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Program gives students hands-on experience in international consulting

St. Olaf College - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 3:49pm

This year’s Norway Innovation Scholars are (from left) Camille Morley ’15, Janna Jansen ’15, Sarah Elder ’15, and Joe Briesemeister ’16.

As part of a program that gives St. Olaf College students hands-on experience in international consulting, four Oles spent Interim working with a Norwegian cardiac device company in Oslo.

Modeled after the Mayo Innovation Scholars Program, the Norway Innovation Scholars Program enables students to spend four weeks performing a market analysis, evaluating intellectual property issues, and creating strategic development plans in an international business setting.

This year’s scholars — Sarah Elder ‘15, Janna Jansen ‘15, Joe Briesemeister ‘16, and Camille Morley ‘15 — come from a wide range of academic interests and majors, including chemistry, economics, nursing, mathematics, and business, but were brought together by their collective interest in health care innovation and business.

“I am very interested in small businesses and the unique organizational challenges they face. I also have a strong interest in the health care industry,” says Morley, who has previously interned for the U.S. Commercial Service and the Northfield Enterprise Center. “This program allowed me to explore research- and consulting-based work and also gave me a good perspective on living and working internationally.”

Throughout the month, students conducted biotechnology market research and completed a case study for Cardiaccs, a small medical device company in Oslo.

“I feel as though our recommendations and conclusions may ultimately be valued more by a small company with limited resources as opposed to a large entity,” says Briesemeister, who also participated in the Mayo Innovation Scholars Program. “I’m glad that our work has the potential to directly influence the company’s decisions.”

While in Oslo, the students collaborated at NLA University College, a private Christian college in the city.

“We read a lot of articles from scientific databases and spent a lot of time getting a sense for the medical device market — size, products, prices, etc. Since most corporate information is kept private, we had to get creative to find this kind of information,” says Elder, a chemistry major with an interest in intellectual property.

Each afternoon the students met with their on-campus advisors, Associate Professor of Biology Kevin Crisp and Associate Director of Entrepreneurship Roberto Zayas, over Skype to discuss the day’s work.

They were also guided by a Norwegian advisor, Professor Magne Supphellen of both the Norwegian School of Economics and the Hauge School of Management. As one of the leading brand management and marketing experts in Norway, Supphellen helped the students through the marketing and management aspects of their project.

When they weren’t researching their product’s place in the market or reading up on regulations, the students were out exploring Oslo, immersing themselves in Norwegian culture and forming relationships with Norwegian students.

“I loved exploring different neighborhoods and spending time with the Norwegians we met,” says Jansen, a senior nursing major interested in health care innovation. “One of my favorite nights was one of our last. We invited all the Norwegian students we had met to our apartment for food, including delicious Norwegian chocolate. It was a great night celebrating the new friendships we made over the past month.”

 

Categories: Colleges

Игры Спанч Боб

Ole Store Restaurant - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 3:45pm


Порою тянет просто развлечься, отдалиться от проблем или хлопот, в таком вам направят онлайн флеш игрушки Спанч Боб. И в пользу очень небольших друзей у нас сыщется компьютерная игра, она выйдет супер интересной и от коей нельзя получится уйти. Что уж говорить об прочих геймерах, посетивших все эти странички.
Например в одной из них вам можно всего лишь погулять в Бикини Боттоме, набирая разные нужные сокровища, а в другой соревноваться со своими друзьями на скорость также сосредоточенность.
Наши казуальные игры будут увлекательны как мальчишкам так и девушкам, тут имеется возможность играть точно без платы денег, без левых регистраций, которые отбирают ваше промежуток времени.
Здесь наша команда позаботились отыскать именно только лучшие, отборные бесплатные игры вместе с Спанч Бобом онлайн igryspanch.ru.
В определенных играх неизменчивый противник Губки Боба - Plankton пытается помешать выполнить еще одну задачку и тебе непременно необходимо его одолеть. В отдельной игрушке исход может зависеть только через каждого вашего желания выиграть. Тихий товарищ Спанча – улитка Герри ожидает вашей собственной помощи в битве против медуз ради вкусного сладкого угощения. Лучший товарищ Патрик желает работать в нашем Красти Крабс и еще Патрику в свою очередь не помешала бы твоя собственная подмога. А что чего стоит сама игрушка, в которой Губка борется с zombie и еще охраняет ввереный ему лично настоящий пиратсий корабль и еще Patrik абсолютно не отступает и также борется до окончания, сколь хватит у вас сил.
Все детки да и старшие интересно смогут провести свое время, Губка Боб ждет вас в гости.

Categories: Businesses

Schools for Equity in Education looking to close cost burden between districts

Northfield News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 3:34pm
Editor’s note: This is the final part of a four-part series on the 2015 Schools for Equity in Education 2015 Legislative Platform, which the Northfield School District backs.
Categories: Local News

Rice County Jail sees more inmates in 2014; trend continues in early 2015

Northfield News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 2:41pm
The Rice County Jail has seen an uptick in the number of inmates it houses, and county staff believe it may rise further.
Categories: Local News

Northfield Senior Center sees progress in renovation efforts

Northfield News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:39pm
With the times and philosophies on the best and most efficient methods in staying fit constantly evolving, the Northfield Senior Center finds itself perpetually trying to be ahead of the curve on thos
Categories: Local News

Documentary to show 'State' of substance abuse and recovery among youth

Northfield News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:00pm
In an effort to shed light on the still prevalent issue of substance abuse among Northfield-area youth, as well as to show that help is available and that recovery is possible, Arcadia Charter School
Categories: Local News

Staged reading of new play, "Duck," aims for audience to ask larger questions

Northfield News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:00pm
With a staged reading of her new play “Duck,” local playwright Christine Kallman says that her end goal is not to tell the audience what to think, but to raise questions and create an opportunity for
Categories: Local News

GALLERY: Northfield's Beyond the Yellow Ribbon kicks off with community event

Northfield News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:56am
Word is spreading about Northfield’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon initiative.
Categories: Local News

Today’s news update -Poisonings from Detergent Packets on the Rise, Kloubuchar Cosponsors Legislation for Children’s Safety; Red Cross Month in March; Renewable Energy Standard

KYMN Radio - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:20am

Poisonings from Detergent Packets on the Rise, Kloubuchar Cosponsors Legislation for Children’s Safety

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar cosponsored legislation to address safety concerns and protect children exposed to detergent packets. According to a recent report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, detergent packets – which often come in flashy, candy-like colors and designs – can pose a serious poisoning risk to young children; between 2012 and 2013, over 17,000 children were exposed to these pods nationwide. The Minnesota Poison Control System has reported that there were 49 detergent packet related cases in 2012, 349 cases in 2013, 352 cases in 2014, and 42 cases so far this year. A 2014 incident landed one Minnesota toddler in intensive care for over a week.

Red Cross Month in March

The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to become everyday heroes by giving blood in celebration of Red Cross Month this March. Red Cross Blood Donation opportunities will be available March 16 through the 31st. It doesn’t take a cape or superpowers to be a hero. By donating blood, eligible donors can help save the lives of patients in need. Those who are unable to give blood can support blood donations by organizing a blood drive, and volunteering to assist with Red Cross activities. For more information visit redcrossblood.org.

Renewable Energy Standard

Since 2007 Minnesota has become a leader in renewable energy. The state is currently on track to reach 25% renewable energy by 2025. A new bill introduced by Senator Dahle would raise that to 40% by 2030. Dahle states, “With the price of wind and solar going down, it is the right time to pass the bill.” Dahle carried a similar bill in years past, however never reached the Senate Committee. With more news and data available around renewable energy Dahle says, “We are hopeful we can keep the discussion going”. Listen to the full interview with Senator Dahle at kymnradio.net

Click below to listen to FULL newscast:

http://kymnradio.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Tuesday-News.mp3


Listen for news updates on-air at 6, 7, 8, Noon, 3 and 5

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Senate Energy Committee Webcast 12 noon!

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:02am

Here’s Dr. Arjun Makhijani’s Powerpoint from this afternoon:

Arjun Makhijani draft slides for Minnesota Senate E and E Committee 03-03-2015

12 noon!  Nuclear Senate bills!  Tune in to the Senate Webcast – Environment and Energy Committee

Flash Media
Windows Media – Closed captioned 

12 p.m. – Live Senate Environment and Energy Committee

Agenda:
S.F. 306 (Kiffmeyer) Nuclear power plant certificate of need issuance prohibition elimination (for discussion only and consideration for possible inclusion in omnibus energy bill).
S.F. 536 (Anderson, B.) Monticello new nuclear-powered electric generating unit construction authorization (for discussion only and consideration for possible inclusion in omnibus energy bill).

Categories: Citizens

3-2 Rice County court log

Northfield News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:40am
Here are the Rice County court dispositions for March 2.
Categories: Local News

xadwar

Ole Store Restaurant - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:24am

Nabycie nowej torebki to dla każdej kobiety
przyjemna chwila. Chyba, że szukamy czegoś
szczególnego, a w takim wypadku,
będziemy mieć kłopot z
odnalezieniem stricte tego czego
potrzebujemy. Rozpocznijmy
poszukiwania odpowiedniej torebki w sklepach
markowych, w których wybór jest
dość spory. W tego rodzaju sieciówkach,
znajdują się najmodniejsze torebki w danym sezonie.
Najczęściej są one zrobione z
tkaniny, ale także ze skaju.
Bywa od czasu do czasu, że torebki w markowych
sklepach zrobione są ze skóry
naturalnej. JeśliKiedy} szukamy czegoś
wyprodukowanego z naturalnej skóry,
powinniśmy zajrzeć do sklepów
sprzedających galanterię skórzaną. Sporo z
nich proponuje w sprzedaży również
portfele. Jeśli jednak
również w tego typu sklepach nic nie
znalazłyśmy, to czas zajrzeć do .
Wstukajmy w wyszukiwarkęprzeglądarkę} sklep z torebkami, a
z pewnością Niszczenie dokumentów w wynikach wyszukiwania
pokaże nam się dużo sklepów,
oferujących torebki. Przez sieć zdecydowanie
szybciej odnaleźć można
dokładnie taki produkt jaki chcemy.
Wszystko dzięki tak zwanym tagom wyrobów.

Categories: Businesses

Three-parent IVF: scientific progress or “designer babies?”

Manitou Messenger - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:18am

My twin and I were born via in-vitro fertilization (IVF), a process of fertilization that manually combines an egg and sperm in a laboratory dish and then transfers the embryo to the uterus. That was the only way for my parents to have children, and it was a process that ultimately allowed me to sit down and write this article. That being said, when I found out about the new legislation in the United Kingdom, I could not pass up the opportunity to express my viewpoint.

In short, the U.K. recently passed legislation that allowed scientists to use the DNA of three donors in order to create babies: sperm from one donor, an egg from another and mitochondria (structures in a cell’s nucleus that produce valuable energy) from a third, which  involves altering a human egg or embryo before transferring it into the mother. This process prevents children from inheriting fatal mitochondrial diseases from their mothers. The U.K. is now the first country in the world to allow for the creation of genetically modified embryos, which critics claim will eventually lead to creating “designer babies” in the future.

For individuals with severe mitochondrial diseases, this development gives hope that their children can live a life free of the pain and suffering they experience. This is truly a life-saving process, yet it differs from the traditional in-vitro process that the world has been coming to terms with the past two decades. In my case, the point of in-vitro was simply for the sake of life, for the hope that my parents could create a family of their own. For my parents there was about a 30 percent chance that the in-vitro process would actually work, and for some reason or another they ended up with twins. As grateful as I am for in-vitro fertilization, I find it hard to come to a decision on whether or not this new step in the process is beneficial.

Many critics have expressed the fear that this new three-donor process could possibly lead to further genetic modification, a concern I also share. I find it hard to go against a process that gave me life, yet at some point I believe a line has to be drawn. I do believe that a step such as three-donor IVF could be the beginning of a landslide of potential pushes to allow for further genetic alteration. As I stated before, “traditional” IVF is simply for the sake of creating life, and even with the technology we have, the process does not always succeed in creating babies. At this point, IVF seems like the furthest we should go, and to throw genetic modification on top of it crosses that line. On the one hand, I feel for the parents who don’t wish to see their children experience pain, yet on the other I see consequences that loom down the road. Perhaps this is just a step in an evolution that is uniquely human, a process that will help our species move into an age of technology. Is it important to protect the health of suffering children, or are we passing a scientific boundary?

To go against these developments makes me feel like a snake that is biting its own tail. I am grateful for the advances that allowed for me to live in this world, yet I still believe that there is a line that can be crossed and that nature has its limits. But then again, maybe if humans can perform processes such as three-donor IVF, it is simply part of nature. We are nature’s creatures, and all of our actions are simply actions that nature has allowed us to perform. Either way, I cannot see a clear answer to any of these questions despite my personal relationship to IVF developments. During these times, I turn to a famous quote by one of my favorite fictional characters, Mewtwo: “I see now that the circumstances of one’s birth are irrelevant; it is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are.”

Maybe this isn’t a question about what is too far or what negative outcomes might arise, but rather a question about what life is and how our species should value a life free from pain and suffering.

Cole Hatzky ’18 (hatzky1@stolaf.edu) is from Iowa City, Iowa. He majors in English.

Graphic Credit: ERIN KNADLER/MANITOU MESSENGER

Categories: Colleges

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