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  • NY Touts Economic Boom with South African Photo

    02/20/2018 6:20:50 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies
    © 1999-2018 Charter Communications ^ | February 20, 2018 @7:37 PM
    A New York economic development agency report meant to show the state's growth was illustrated with an 8-year-old photo showing construction cranes in South Africa.... The photo, showing seven towering heavy-lift cranes being used to build a stadium in Cape Town for the 2010 soccer World Cup, is a cropped version of one owned by Getty Images, available for licensing on its website for up to $575.... The gaffe comes as Gov. Andrew Cuomo's economic development programs face questions over their effectiveness. Cuomo, a Democrat, said the programs have brought hundreds of thousands of jobs to the state. Critics, though,...
  • Researchers confirming AIDS passed to humans from chimps in Central Africa So Much For Bill Cosby

    01/17/2002 12:38:00 PM PST · by Outraged At FLA · 103 replies · 412+ views
    MSNBC ^ | MSNBC
    Here is some of what is posted on the page: Jan. 17 — The chimpanzee version of the AIDS virus appears to be extremely rare in wild chimps, which suggests the apes evolved a way to deal with the killer virus generations ago, researchers said on Thursday. The study also confirmed earlier theories that AIDS passed to humans from chimps in Central Africa, they said SCIENTISTS HAVE long known nonhuman primates carry their own version of the AIDS virus. But so far, it has been found only in captive chimpanzees. No one knows how prevalent or geographically or genetically diverse ...
  • With Blackface and Monkey Suit, Chinese Gala on Africa Causes Uproar

    02/16/2018 7:42:20 PM PST · by blueplum · 52 replies
    NYTimes via msn ^ | 16 Feb 2018 | JANE PERLEZ
    BEIJING — A lavish four-hour Lunar New Year show televised to millions across China on Thursday night set off a flood of indignation with its caricatures featuring blackface and African men in animal suits. The gala, televised by China’s state broadcaster, featured a well-known Chinese actress as an African woman with exaggerated buttocks, a large chest and a face painted black. Carrying a platter of fruit on her head, she was accompanied by an African man dressed as a monkey. {snip}The skit was set in Kenya, home to a new Chinese-built railroad between the capital, Nairobi, and the coastal town...
  • Part 1: Two Thousand Years in African Christian History - Andrew Walls

    02/16/2018 7:51:12 AM PST · by fishtank · 5 replies
    Dallas Theological Seminary ^ | Published on May 31, 2012 | Andrew Walls
    Dr. Andrew Walls, missionary to Sierra Leone and Nigeria and now professor at the University of Edinburgh, teaches on the history of Christianity in Africa.
  • Israeli universities refuse to host African infiltrators

    02/11/2018 11:37:46 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/2/18 | Shimon Cohen
    Israeli universities rejected a request to grant refuge to employment-seeking African infiltrators, Channel 20 reported. The idea was proposed by Yoel Marshak, who served as the Kibbutz Movement's activities coordinator until a few years ago. Marshak told Arutz Sheva that "the police are forbidden from entering [universities.] We will ask embassies to host them for a few days. During those days, we will negotiate with the Israeli government. If we don't negotiate now, we'll be negotiating then, in desperation." "There is an international agreement that police do not enter a university campus without permission from the university's management. We will...
  • Israel begins handing out deportation notices to African migrants

    02/07/2018 1:36:27 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 12 replies
    Israel’s Population and Immigration Authority on Sunday began serving deportation notices to Eritrean and Sudanese migrants and asylum seekers, telling them that they would be sent to an unnamed African country that enjoys a relatively “stable government.” “This is a country that has developed tremendously over the last decade and has absorbed thousands of returning residents as well as migrants from various African countries,” read the deportation notice, issued to hundreds of migrants as they stood in line at the Interior Ministry offices in Bnei Brak to renews their visas on Sunday. “In recent years, this country has shown the...
  • Rare dinosaur discovery in EGYPT could signal more finds

    02/06/2018 9:05:27 AM PST · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    AP ^ | 02/06/2018 | Staff
    MANSOURA, Egypt (AP) — A skeleton has been unearthed in Egypt’s Western Desert, whose ancient sands have long helped preserve remains, but unlike most finds this one isn’t a mummy — it’s a dinosaur. Researchers from Mansoura University in the country’s Nile Delta discovered the new species of long-necked herbivore, which is around the size of a city bus, and it could be just the tip of the sand dune for other desert dinosaur discoveries. “As in any ecosystem, if we went to the jungle we’ll find a lion and a giraffe. So we found the giraffe, where’s the lion?”...
  • Fact-Check: Yes, George Soros-Funded Groups Are Behind Campaign Opposing Israel’s Deportation...

    02/05/2018 7:35:52 PM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Breitbart Jerusalem ^ | 2/5/18 | Aaron Klein
    Organizations financed by billionaire George Soros, a champion of open border policies, have been leading the opposition here to Israel’s decision to enforce its law by seeking to deport illegal African migrant infiltrators.Israel on Sunday announced it will begin issuing deportation notices to men without children who arrived illegally from Eritrea and Sudan largely seeking work. The move is the first stage of an Israeli government plan to enact a Knesset-approved Infiltrator’s Bill, which allows the country to forcibly deport illegal infiltrators, with exceptions for children, the elderly, parents of dependent minors, those with refugee applications pending and victims of slavery...
  • Cash or custody: Israel kicks off deportation of African migrants

    02/05/2018 8:59:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 5, 2018 | Maayan Lubell and Elana Ringler
    Israel has started handing out notices to 20,000 male African migrants giving them two months to leave the country or risk being thrown in jail. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government is offering the migrants, most of whom are from Sudan and Eritrea, $3,500 and a plane ticket to what it says is a safe destination in another country in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Soros denies he is behind anti-deportation protests

    02/04/2018 4:27:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/2/18 | Tzvi Lev
    American Jewish billionaire George Soros denied accusations by Prime Minister Netanyahu blaming him for financing protests against Israel's planned deportation of African migrants. On Sunday, Netanyahu alleged that Soros was behind the series of anti-deportation protests at a cabinet meeting. "George Soros is also funding the protests,” Netanyahu said, telling ministers that former US President Obama "deported two million infiltrators and they didn’t say anything". Netanyahu then shared a link to an article by the conservative Hebrew-language website Mida on his Facebook page which claimed that a Soros-linked organization has raised more than NIS 600,000 to stop the deportations. "This...
  • Swedish Politician Who Fought for Equality and Open Borders Is Beheaded in Congo

    02/03/2018 9:59:33 AM PST · by dennisw · 126 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 2 3 18 | Jim Hoft
    Zaida Catalan was a Swedish Green Party politician who believed in open borders. Zaida was pro-immigration and supported migrant rights. She was the former leader of the Young Greens of Sweden. In March of 2017 Zaida Catalan was beheaded in Congo. Diversity Macht Frei reported: Zaida Catalán (6 October 1980 – March 2017) was a Swedish politician who was a member of the Green Party and leader of the Young Greens of Sweden between 2001 and 2005. She was known for her work in animal rights, equality and the sex purchase law (which she supported). Equality is one of the...
  • Driver opens fire on African migrants in Italian city of Macerata

    02/03/2018 7:16:21 AM PST · by Drew68 · 50 replies
    Guardian ^ | Feb 03, 2018 | Damien Gayle
    A man has opened fire on pedestrians in the Italian city of Macerata, injuring several African migrants in an attack that police said appeared to be racially motivated. Local media reported that at least six migrants, five men and a woman, had been shot by a man driving and firing from his car window. Police told residents to stay out of the way and avoid open places before announcing that a man had been arrested. The state broadcaster, Rai, said the suspect was a 28-year-old white Italian man from Macerata. Police later published a photo of him, with an Italian...
  • Zimbabwe to Offer White Farmers 99-Year Land Leases

    02/02/2018 5:29:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 1, 2018 | John Hayward
    In a hopeful sign for post-Mugabe Zimbabwe, his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa has decided to stop seizing land from white farmers, offering them 99-year leases on their property instead.
  • Stone tools in India suggest earlier human exit from Africa

    02/01/2018 8:17:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Phys Org ^ | January 31, 2018 | Malcolm Ritter
    Just a week after scientists reported evidence that our species left Africa earlier than we thought, another discovery is suggesting the date might be pushed back further. omo sapiens arose in Africa at least 300,000 years ago and left to colonize the globe. Scientists think there were several dispersals from Africa, not all equally successful. Last week's report of a human jaw showed some members of our species had reached Israel by 177,000 to 194,000 years ago. Now comes a discovery in India of stone tools, showing a style that has been associated elsewhere with our species. They were fashioned...
  • United Methodist Church Membership Passes 12.5 Million Worldwide; Continues to Shrink in US

    02/01/2018 9:39:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/01/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    The United Methodist Church is growing globally while declining in the United States, passing the 12.5 million-member mark, according to recently released statistics. Drawing from annual conference journals sent to the UMC General Council on Finance and Administration mostly from 2016, the UMC saw its numbers grow compared to five years earlier. The statistics were used to determine the number of delegates each annual conference will send to the 2020 UMC General Conference. Delegates for the denomination's 2020 legislative gathering will represent a diverse national background, according to the United Methodist News Service. "The 2020 General Conference in Minneapolis will...
  • The story behind the kente cloth worn by Black members of Congress at Trump’s SOTU

    01/31/2018 2:46:26 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 131 replies
    Grio ^ | 01/31/2018 | Natasha Alford
    Black members of Congress made sure they would be heard last night, even if President Donald Trump was doing all the talking. Members of the CBC (Congressional Black Caucus) wore brightly colored yellow, green, black and red kente cloth accents to President Trump’s first State of the Union address, as a sign of defiance against his “sh*thole* comments about African and Caribbean countries. “The whole idea was to show support for Africa, particularly after the President called Africa and Haiti s-holes,” said Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) in an exclusive interview with theGrio. “We thought it would be important for us...
  • Scientists discover 'the Holy Grail of dinosaurs' in Africa

    01/30/2018 7:25:25 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | January 30 at 3:32 PM | Amy B Wang
    Paleontologist Matthew Lamanna can still remember the day in 2014 when a colleague, Hesham Sallam, emailed him detailed pictures of fossils that had just been unearthed by his team in Egypt. From one photo, depicting the remains of a large lower jaw bone, Lamanna knew right away that Sallam had found a dinosaur. “No pun intended, my jaw did almost literally hit the floor when I saw that,” Lamanna, the principal dinosaur researcher at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, told The Washington Post. “When you stare at dinosaur bones for a lot of your life, you learn to recognize...
  • 75 political parties prepare to square up in Mugabe-less Zimbabwe election

    01/30/2018 8:35:01 PM PST · by aquila48 · 3 replies
    Times Live ^ | 30 January 2018 | JAMES THOMPSON
    There are 75 political parties registered to contest in the looming elections in Zimbabwe - up from 35 that existed prior to 2017. The so-called big league has the MDC alliance‚ made up of seven political parties whose leaders Morgan Tsvangirai‚ Tendai Biti and Professor Welshman Ncube were part of the original Movement for Democratic Change that split in 2005. They joined hands with relative minnows‚ Agrippa Mutambara of Zimbabwe People First and Jacob Ngarivhume's Transform Zimbabwe and Zanu Ndonga‚ led by Denford Musiyarira. They are what is called the "big tent"‚ and have engaged in talks to lure former...
  • Airbnb goes to war with Trump in prime time with State of the Union ad blasting 's***hole' [tr]

    01/30/2018 10:12:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 47 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 30, 2018 | David Martosko
    Airbnb has unveiled a new ad in advance of Tuesday's State of the Union address, calling for the United States to 'open doors, not build walls.' The ad throws subtle jabs at President Donald Trump for his recent comments about 's***hole' countries in the Third World. 'We heard there's been some expletive-filled interest in these beautiful destinations,' the ad begins, showing scenes from Haiti, El Salvador and Africa. 'We also know a few people who would love to show you around,' the ad says. 'Let's open doors, not build walls.'
  • The Truth about Immigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa

    01/29/2018 10:16:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/29/2018 | Steven Camarota
    President Trump’s alleged derogatory comments about some African countries have spiked interest in immigrants from those countries to the United States, and there is actually a good deal of data available on these individuals. Overall, immigrants from this part of the world are relatively well-educated, and most can be described as at least middle class. However, this population was much more educated decades ago. Back then they often came as students or to fill high-skill jobs. This produced a population that was small and much more educated than the native-born. But as the visa lottery, refugee resettlement, and family-based...