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  • Judge: Northside ISD CANNOT Expel Student for Rejecting RFID Tracking Chip

    11/23/2012 6:15:04 PM PST · by brityank · 41 replies
    1200 - WOAI News/Radio ^ | Thursday, November 22, 2012 | Jim Forsyth
    Judge: Northside ISD CANNOT Expel Student for Rejecting RFID Tracking Chip says district's tracking program 'violates fundamental Constitutional Rights' A judge in Texas has barred a school district from expelling a student because she refused to wear a Radio Frequency Identification chip as part of an effort by the school to track students and make sure they attend class, 1200 WOAI news has learned. "This is a national issue," John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute, a free market advocacy from which filed the lawsuit, told 1200 WOAI news. "Do we want to live in a surveillance state where everybody...
  • The C of E [Church of England] Must 'Reflect the Values of the Nation'

    11/23/2012 6:07:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    The Way Out There ^ | 11/23/12 | Fr. Levi
    The transcript for a debate which took place in the British parliament yesterday makes for sobering reading. The debate took place in the wake of the vote by the General Synod of the Church of England not to pass the measure which would have brought in women bishops. One of the remarks made by Sir Tony Baldry, the Second Church Estates Commissioner is particularly noteworthy. He said: As a consequence of the decision by the General Synod, the Church of England no longer looks like a national Church; it simply looks like a sect, like any other sect. If it...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes for Our Troops - 24 Nov 2012

    11/23/2012 6:04:01 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 450 replies
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  • Scythian warriors show genetic blending between Europeans and Asians

    11/23/2012 6:00:06 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Past Horizons Archaeology ^ | November 2012 | Universitat Auonoma de Barcelona
    Evidence of the potential genetic blending between Europeans and Asians has been discovered by a team of researchers led by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) within the remains of Scythian warriors living over 2,000 years ago in the Altai region of Mongolia. The Scythians were already documented as the first large Eurasian culture, but were believed to be the product of migration from Europe. The researchers now suggest that the genetic blending is actually a result of the expansion of Scythian culture over the mountains. Studies on ancient mitochondrial DNA of this region suggest that the Altai Mountains played...
  • Rare Fossil Points to Toxic Oceans in Devonian Period

    11/23/2012 5:37:08 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Sci-News ^ | Friday, November 16th, 2012 | Natali Anderson
    A well-preserved crab-like fossil that was found by scientists from Curtin University, Australia, has provided evidence of a toxic ocean environment in the Devonian Period, potentially responsible for the mass extinction 380 million years ago. A study, published in the journal Geology, shows that hydrogen sulphide dependant organisms -- known as Chlorobi -- and sulphate-reducing bacteria had preserved the shell and the muscles of the crab-like creature. "The research presents organic geochemistry as a new tool for paleontologists, enabling them to identify invertebrate fossils and reconstruct their environments from a molecular point of view," explained lead author Ines Melendez, a...
  • Egypt's Islamist Coup: Muslim Brotherhood's man claims more power than Mubarak had

    11/23/2012 5:34:24 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/23/112 | WSJ Editorial Board
    The Egyptian revolution took another bad turn Thursday, as President Mohamed Morsi gave himself dictatorial powers over the legislature and courts. The world has feared that the Muslim Brotherhood would favor one-man, one-vote, once, and the Morsi coup is an ominous sign. "The people wanted me to be the guardian of these steps in this phase," Reuters quoted Mr. Morsi as saying on Friday. "I don't like and don't want—and there is no need—to use exceptional measures. But those who are trying to gnaw the bones of the nation" must be "held accountable." Mr. Morsi says his diktat will merely...
  • Protests greet shoppers at Walmarts nationwide

    11/23/2012 5:18:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    yahoo ^ | 11.23.2012 | SARAH SKIDMORE
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Wal-Mart workers and supporters marched in protest at a number of stores nationwide Thursday and Friday, blasting the wages, benefits and treatment of employees of the world's largest retailer. The efforts seemed to do little to keep shoppers away though — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it was its best Black Friday ever. In Paramount, Calif., authorities arrested a small group of protesters Friday outside a Walmart. Elizabeth Brennan of Warehouse Workers United said nine people, including three employees, were arrested shortly after 12 noon for blocking the street outside the store in Paramount. At one point,...
  • Jeb Bush in 2016? Not Too Early for Chatter

    11/23/2012 5:16:22 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 185 replies
    New York Times ^ | Nov 25 2012 | JIM RUTENBERG and JEFF ZELENY
    CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Now that the Obama and Romney campaigns have closed their headquarters in Chicago and Boston, the attention of the political world is shifting to an office suite tucked behind the colonnades of the Biltmore Hotel complex here. The suite is where former Gov. Jeb Bush manages his consulting business, his education foundation and, now, the (very) early decision-making process for a possible presidential run in 2016.
  • The Moment Peace In The Middle East Can Become A Possibility

    11/23/2012 5:00:17 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-23-12 | The Looking Spoon
    If America knew more about this and less about Snooki...
  • Fantasy v. Reality (The Fight For Israel's Reputation)

    11/23/2012 4:58:51 PM PST · by OddLane · 5 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | November 23, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    One of the chief distinctions between the anti-Israel rally and the slightly smaller, yet equally exuberant, pro-Israel counter-demonstration held in Times Square this weekend was the sentiments expressed by the participants. While the former vocalized their antipathy towards Israel and the United States and demanded ordinary Israelis be punished-through measures such as the BDS movement-and spent most of their time anathematizing Jews in the most historically inaccurate way possible, the latter concentrated mostly upon messages of solidarity with Israel.
  • Fetuses Yawn in the Womb, 4D Scans Suggest

    11/23/2012 4:52:37 PM PST · by Salman · 9 replies
    Science Daily ^ | Nov. 21, 2012 | Science Daily
    ... While some researchers have suggested that fetuses yawn, others have disagreed and claim it is simple mouth opening. But the new research clearly distinguished 'yawning' from 'non-yawn mouth opening' based on the duration of mouth opening. The researchers did this by using the 4D video footage to closely examine all events where a mouth stretch occurred in the fetus. Using their newly developed criteria, the research team found that over half of the mouth openings observed in the study were classed as yawns. The study was carried out on eight female and seven male fetuses from 24 to 36...
  • CHAOS! Shoppers pushed, shoved during Black Friday rampage

    11/23/2012 4:52:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    WOAI ^ | 11.23.2012 | WOAI
    Is Black Friday out of control? MOULTRIE, Ga. - Shoppers mobbing stores to find the best Black Friday deals started on Thursday evening this year. Video posted online showed the scene at one store as shoppers rushed a display and grabbed at merchandise.
  • 'Islam Is Like Nazism': Top Sweden Democrat

    11/23/2012 4:45:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    The Local ^ | 22 Nov 12
    The Sweden Democrats' new justice policy spokesman, unveiled on Thursday as part of a reshuffle in the wake of a racist video scandal, has already made headlines for his comparison of Islamism to Nazism. “We’re presenting a new team today after what happened last week,” Jimmie Åkesson said at a press conference, referring to the scandal after the publication of a video showing three party members in a drunken and racist tirade from 2010. Åkesson presented Richard Jomshof, a former high school teacher who was previously the editor in chief for the Sweden Democrat paper SD–Kuriren, as the replacement for...
  • WMass Walmart stores picketed on Black Friday(by activists)

    11/23/2012 4:44:11 PM PST · by matt04 · 26 replies
    On the biggest shopping day of the year, some people here in western Massachusetts participated in one of the largest protests against Walmart, America’s largest retailer. At stores in Springfield, Ware, and Northampton, protestors chanted slogans like: “Walmart rich and rude… we don’t like your attitude.” As Black Friday shoppers walked in with their holiday gift shopping lists, they were given flyers from protesters. The local demonstrations were part of a larger nationwide rally for workers’ rights. In Northampton, the majority of those rallying were nearby residents and not store employees, though at other locations, employees joined the protests after...
  • Walmart protests draw crowds, shoppers largely unfazed

    11/23/2012 4:41:41 PM PST · by Arthurio · 12 replies
    By Emily Bryson York, Chicago Tribune reporter 3:52 pm, November 23, 2012 Dozens of local workers, and hundreds nationally, took advantage of Black Friday crowds and camera crews at major retailers like Walmart to call for wage increases. But there was little evidence that the chanting disrupted holiday shoppers. Steven Restivo, a spokesman for Wal-Mart Stores, said the chain had done its "best Black Friday event ever" despite protests organized by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union in Chicago and other cities. At a Walmart in Chicago's Chatham neighborhood on the south side, only one of the store's...
  • Macedonia's 'Indiana Jones' Won't Rest Until He Finds Alexander's Tomb

    11/23/2012 4:40:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Radio Free Europe ^ | November 20, 2012
    With his flowing white locks and extravagant manner, Macedonian archaeologist Pasko Kuzman has become something of a celebrity in his native country. Aside from some notable finds in his native Ohrid region, as head of the Cultural Heritage Protection Office he has had a major role in the Macedonian government's controversial, if not provocative, use of ancient historical figures to adorn the capital, Skopje. He's also seen as the force behind the latest beautification effort: the multimillion-dollar project called Skopje 2014. Most contentious is the massive bronze statue of Alexander the Great, erected in 2011. At the time, Greece objected...
  • What's your opinion on teaching children about sexual abuse?

    11/23/2012 4:39:28 PM PST · by Usagi_yo · 26 replies
    11/23/2012 | me
    This was a brief topic during my famalies Thanksgiving. Would like others opinions. My Neice has a little girl very close to 2 years of age. During the course of the day we learned that her day care center, an Episcopal Church with attached K-8 school has been teaching her some sort of "Sexual Abuse Awareness" to the children. I know nothing about it other than it seems to be teaching anatomicaly correct names and methods of coummincating that somebody has been touching her privates. Her mother knows this and supports it. It also includes teaching the parents profiles of...
  • Iowahawk says he might write a book? Yes, please!

    11/23/2012 4:39:23 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 23, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    As Twitchy readers are well aware, we have major love for the hilarious and irreverent Iowahawk. So, when we heard that he’s considering writing a book, we couldn’t help but feel thrills up our legs.
  • The James Bond Chronicles: Best of the Dalton-Brosnan-Craig Era

    11/23/2012 4:32:46 PM PST · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | by Lawrence Meyers
    Having now finished with the second Bond era (Roger Moore + Sean Connery’s return), it’s time to for the “best of” list. As with my first outing, and then my second, I’ve created The Bond Oscars, in which I acknowledge the standouts in various categories. I’m eager to hear your thoughts as well, so please comment early and often, and offer up some categories of your own.
  • Natural gas explosion rocks downtown Springfield

    11/23/2012 4:29:17 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 23, 2012 | Samantha Tatro
    A natural gas leak at a Springfield strip club late this afternoon has left two-and-a-half blocks of houses and stores in shambles, authorities said. The “whole city block went up due to a gas explosion,” Springfield police Sgt. John Delaney said.