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  • 44 People Shot in Rahm Emanuel’s Bloody Chicago; CBS Ignores

    04/27/2014 11:48:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 22, 2014 | 16:00 | Scott Whitlock
    Forty-four people were shot over the last three days in a bloody epidemic sweeping Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago. Yet CBS has, thus far, ignored the crime wave. In contrast, ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS This Morning on Tuesday both briefly covered the violence in the city run by Barack Obama’s former chief of staff. […] Even though CBS allowed no time for tragic news out of Chicago, the network’s morning show devoted four minutes to a possible maple syrup shortage. …
  • AWFUL. Obama Compares Egyptian Bloodbath to the United States (Video)

    08/15/2013 6:32:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Gateway Pundi ^ | 8/15/13 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama issued a statement today on the bloodbath in Egypt. Over 400 people have been killed, Christian churches have been torched, and thousands were injured in clashes between the Muslim Brotherhood and the military government. Obama compared the Egyptian bloodbath with Sharia-supporting thugs to the United States. “Countries that are transitioned out of a military government towards a democratic government and it did not always go in a straight line and the process went smooth. Um. There are going to be false starts. There will be difficult days. America’s democratic journey took us through some mighty struggles to perfect...
  • Special Fireside for Disaffected Swedish LDS Saints

    07/21/2013 3:31:29 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 23 replies
    Mormon Stories ^ | November 28, 2010 | Elder Marlin K. Jensen (LDS Church Historian) and Richard E. Turley Jr
    This is a transcript from a meeting between Mormon church historians and some rather intelligent "disaffected Swedish LDS Saints." Once you get past the greetings and enter the question and answer phase, it basically transforms into a bloodbath for the official "church historians." Quite embarrassing and breathtaking for the LDS. One of the interesting things that came out from this exchange was, unlike most LDS, the Mormon defenders from the LDS History department admitted that Joseph Smith was guilty of polyandry. (Marrying women still married to righteous Mormon men.) Their response was not a response, but basically saying that "times...
  • Brazilian referee quartered and beheaded by fans after killing a player

    07/06/2013 12:34:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 05:43 EST, 6 July 2013 | Rik Sharma
    One man has been arrested on suspicion of decapitating a referee at an amateur football match in Brazil. The referee was supposedly quartered and then had his head cut off before it was stuck on a stake. This shocking act of violence was in retaliation after he “stabbed” one of the players on the pitch in the Pius XII stadium, Maranhao. …
  • Gosnell Trial Witness: Baby Abortion Survivor Was “Swimming” in Toilet “Trying to Get Out”

    04/18/2013 5:26:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 18, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    On the last day of testimony before the prosecution rests in the murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, a former worker at Gosnell’s clinic testified that she saw one late-term baby who survived an abortion “swimming” in a toilet and “trying to get out.” Kareema Cross, a “medical assistant” who worked at Gosnell’s Women’s Medical Society clinic for four-and-a-half years, testified in a Philadelphia court today, telling of the horrors of babies who survived abortions only to have their necks snipped with scissors. “Did you ever see those babies move?” asked Prosecutor Joanne Pescatore. “Yes, once in the toilet,” said...
  • The GOP’s horrible California nightmare

    11/07/2012 1:30:44 PM PST · by Freedom_Is_Not_Free · 49 replies
    http://www.salon.com ^ | Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012 | By Andrew Leonard
    Republicans are having a bad day. But it’s going to get a lot worse when they look beyond the White House and U.S. Senate and fully absorb what just happened in California. The future of American politics — a majority-minority coalition handing complete political power over all branches of government to Democrats — is written here for anyone to see, in big, bold, rainbow colored letters. California, reports the San Francisco Chronicle, may have delivered the most unexpected news in a night full of surprises: California Democrats appear to have picked up a supermajority in both houses of the state...
  • The Obama Administration Is Setting up a Bloodbath in Egypt

    07/09/2012 3:56:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/9/12 | David P. Goldman
    Egypt has enough foreign exchange on hand to cover six weeks’ of its imports (US$7.8 billion in liquid reserves, against a $5.5 billion monthly import bill). It would have run out of cash in June except for emergency loans from Saudi Arabia, which backs the Egyptian military but abhors the Muslim Brotherhood, whose candidate Mohammed Morsi won Egypt’s presidential election last month. Total reserves are listed at $15 billion, but this includes gold, International Monetary Fund (IMF) drawing rights and other non-liquid items. The economic context is necessary to make sense of Egypt’s politics: it points to an important conclusion,...
  • What would have happened, if Gabby's assistants had guns and knew how to use them?

    01/15/2011 7:53:21 AM PST · by syriacus · 45 replies
    Would there have been fewer victims? Was there an opportunity to stop the shooter?
  • Will Redistricting Be a Bloodbath for Democrats? (Most GOP states since 1928)

    11/04/2010 9:43:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/04/10 | HUMA KHAN
    Will Redistricting Be a Bloodbath for Democrats?Republicans See Historic Victories; Gain Control of At Least 19 Democratic-Held State Legislatures By HUMA KHAN Nov. 4, 2010 Republicans gained a historic edge over Democrats in state legislature elections that will have national implications for years to come. State legislatures in 44 states are responsible for one of the most important political processes: drawing district boundaries for the U.S. House of Representatives. In a process that usually triggers partisan bickering, the reigning party usually has the upper hand, especially if the governor is also from the same party and cannot veto the legislature's...
  • Obama to take responsibility for voter frustration (Barf Alert)

    11/03/2010 9:14:08 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 32 replies
    AP ^ | 11/3/10 | Julie Pace
    President Barack Obama will assume some responsibility for voters' frustrations that boiled up in elections that cost Democrats dearly. A person familiar with the president's thinking says Obama at a White House news conference Wednesday won't be defiant, and will address the message sent by voters. The White House sees that message as a call for lawmakers to put partisanship aside and solve the problems facing the country. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to speak ahead of the president. Republicans scored sweeping victories in Tuesday's midterm elections to take a commanding majority in the House...
  • Dems real fear of Senate wipeout!! (CNN, of all places...)

    10/30/2010 12:11:57 AM PDT · by Factfinder · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | October 29, 2010 | Ed Henry
    The point that many people seem to be missing in the Florida Senate saga is that this whole mess actually has very little to do with Rep. Kendrick Meek or the Sunshine State -- it's all about a much broader fear among senior Democrats that they may be about to lose control of the chamber.SNIP The real story is how bad the broader electoral map has gotten for Democrats heading into the final weekend of this midterm election: Top Democratic officials privately say they believe they are going to lose the House, but as they survey the country they are...
  • A Democratic Bloodbath in Ohio?

    09/17/2010 8:09:59 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 36 replies
    The Atlantic Monthly ^ | 09/16/10 | Marc Ambinder
    With the past few days given over to Democratic triumphalism, the reality is that the big picture remains roughly the same for Democrats. In Ohio, it's getting so bad for Democrats that the Democratic Governors Association, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee are actively weighing their level of commitment.Public and private polling from the state suggests that Democrats will lose the governor's mansion, currently held by Ted Strickland, the Senate race (for an open seat that was held by a Republican), and at least four House races (OH 01, OH 15, OH 13, OH 16)....
  • Ancient boy's skeleton sparks evolution debate (In Kenya)

    02/06/2007 5:54:32 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 607 replies · 6,894+ views
    CNN ^ | February 6, 2007 | Staff
    Deep in the dusty, unlit corridors of Kenya's national museum, locked away in a plain-looking cabinet, is one of mankind's oldest relics: Turkana Boy, as he is known, the most complete skeleton of a prehistoric human ever found. But his first public display later this year is at the heart of a growing storm -- one pitting scientists against Kenya's powerful and popular evangelical Christian movement. The debate over evolution vs. creationism -- once largely confined to the United States -- has arrived in a country known as the cradle of mankind. "I did not evolve from Turkana Boy or...
  • Dem Perriello Down By 23 Points (Polling Bloodbath in R+5 district)

    07/20/2010 8:23:21 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 39 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com ^ | July 20, 2010 | By Sean Trende
    Not a typo. I've been harping on my 1994-is-roughly-the-median-result for Republicans this cycle theme for most of the year. The latest SurveyUSA poll of Virginia's Fifth Congressional is more than consistent with this theory. SurveyUSA shows Republican Rob Hurt leading Freshman Democrat Tom Perriello by an astonishing 58%-35% margin. Now, Perriello was something of a surprise winner in 2008, and it was assumed that he'd have a tough race. But his district is "only" R+5, Obama almost carried it, and it is much more heavily Democratic at the local level. There are 41 Democrats in districts with more Republican PVIs....
  • Why So Few Gospels? Inquiring Muslims Want To Know!

    06/13/2010 6:41:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 72 replies · 1,348+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | 6/12/2010 | Jimmy Akin
    A correspondent writes: I’m just in need of a helping hand from you, because I’m in the middle of a debate with a muslim friend. While we’re in the middle of discussion, he happen to addressed me with a question that blew me away, because I don’t have any idea on how I could tackle his question. This is what he said, “Could you also tell me that there are hundreds of Gospels, then how come only four made it through the New Testament?” I know that the “Books or Gospels” contained in the New Testament are all inspired by...
  • Black Wednesday in Juarez: 20 Murders in one day.

    04/28/2010 10:20:57 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 8 replies · 588+ views
    (Article in Spanish) My translation: The first violent incident of this day was discovered outside the Aristos Bar in the Historic Center of the city. Eight people were found dead there. None have been identified but it is believed that five were minors. The second incident occurred in the streets of the Bellavista township, where two men and a woman they were accompanying were attacked in their turn. The victims, identified as José Ángel Torres Ávila and Iván Gabriel Rodríguez Torres, both about 30 years old, and Ana Lourdes Sánchez, 31, were found dead in their sand colored 1996 Cadillac...
  • In Washington, There Will Be Blood

    12/31/2009 6:37:34 PM PST · by freespirited · 34 replies · 1,932+ views
    Forbes ^ | 12/30/09 | Dan Gerstein
    There Will Be Blood (White House Edition) ... My sense is that there will be a few minor departures in the first half of 2010 but that the president will wait until after the mid-terms to make major changes. One likely scenario: Democratic majorities in Congress shrink dramatically in November, Obama decides to lower the partisan temperature and replaces Rahm Emanuel with someone better positioned to cut deals with Republicans (in the mold of Tom Daschle). Cabinet Unmaking The safest bet I will make here is which Cabinet secretary will be first to go... Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner was the...
  • Obama's Fury At Baghdad Bloodbath ["I Strongly Condemn These Outrageous Attacks"]

    10/25/2009 7:45:04 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 45 replies · 1,382+ views
    BBC News ^ | October 25th 2009
    Obama's Fury At Baghdad Bloodbath The ministry of justice was one of the targets US President Barack Obama has led international condemnation of Sunday's double suicide bomb attack in Baghdad that killed at least 132 people. Mr Obama branded the attacks - the worst in more than two years in Iraq - "hateful and destructive". UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband said they were a "terrible reminder of the threat from violent extremism". The blasts hit the ministry of justice and a provincial government office near the heavily fortified Green Zone. Gabriel Gatehouse, BBC News, Baghdad Sunday's blasts present a problem...
  • Maybe religion is the answer claims atheist scientist (This guy would make a great Art Bell guest)

    09/06/2009 11:31:09 PM PDT · by blueglass · 6 replies · 503+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 9-7-09 | Richard Alleyne
    Lord May, the president of the British Science Association, said religion may have helped protect human society from itself in the past and it may be needed again. “A supernatural punisher maybe part of the solution.” He said in the past a belief in a god, or gods, that punish the unrighteous may have been part of the mechanism of evolution that maintains co-operation in a dog-eat-dog world. Having a god as the ultimate punisher was possibly a logical step for a society to take, he added. "Given that punishment is a useful mechanism, how much more effective it would...
  • The FOXP2 gene supports Neandertals being fully human

    08/25/2009 6:36:39 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 78 replies · 1,695+ views
    Journal of Creation ^ | Peter Borger and Royal Truman
    The FOXP2 gene supports Neandertals being fully human --snip to conclusion-- In addition to morphological and physiological evidence for the vocal tract, including the modern hyoid bone,[5] molecular biology is now providing support that Neandertals were fully equipped for speaking complex languages. The FOXP2 genes found in Neandertals therefore show that they were Homo sapiens. These findings are entirely in accord with the creationist’s stance that Neandertals were fully human (post-Flood) inhabitants of Europe and Asia.
  • "Mummified" Dinosaur Discovered In Montana (pics included)

    10/11/2002 1:04:43 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 219 replies · 6,076+ views
    "Mummified" Dinosaur Discovered In Montana Hillary Mayell for National Geographic News October 10, 2002 Leonardo, a mummified, 77-million-year-old duck-billed dinosaur was only about three or four years old when he died, but he's proving to be a bonanza for paleontologists today. His fossilized skeleton is covered in soft tissue—skin, scales, muscle, foot pads—and even his last meal is in his stomach. An onsite restoration drawing of how "Leonardo" may have looked before burial based on observations and measurements of the specimen. The drawing was done by paleolife artist Greg Wenzel. Art copyright Judith River Dinosaur Institute "For paleontologists, if...
  • An Amazing Fossil Find

    03/27/2009 4:23:03 PM PDT · by Ron Jeremy · 25 replies · 1,468+ views
    WND ^ | yesterday | Farah
    2009 Scientists are baffled by the latest fossil find. It's an octopus they claim is 95 million years old. And, guess what? It looks just like a modern-day octopus – complete with eight legs, rows of suckers and even traces of ink. In all that time, it seems, the octopus hasn't evolved – not one tiny bit. What's rare about this find is that octopuses are almost all muscle and skin. When an octopus dies, it quickly decays and liquefies into the oozy slime from which evolutionary scientists claim life began. After just a few days, there's nothing left at...
  • Stunning New Evidence of a Higher Ancient Sea Level

    02/25/2009 8:17:44 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 126 replies · 2,584+ views
    ICR ^ | February 25, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Stunning New Evidence of a Higher Ancient Sea Level by Brian Thomas, M.S.* According to the record in Genesis, there was a time when the entire surface of the earth was inundated with water. This possibility has been ridiculed because of questions regarding the origin and destination of all the extra water that supposedly would have been required to accomplish this.1 But newly described fossils of marine creatures found in a rock quarry in Bermuda indicate that ancient sea levels used to be 70 feet higher than they are today, which presents a puzzle to standard geological thinking.2 Geologist Paul...
  • The Muslim Butchers murdered this pious one too, in cold blood

    11/28/2008 9:05:11 AM PST · by PRePublic · 12 replies · 1,059+ views
    JJ ^ | No 28, 2008
    Chabad rabbi and wife reportedly killed | Jewish Journal Nov 27, 2008 ... ... Lights remained off at the Chabad House, and Indian commandos appeared ... http://www.jewishjournal.com/thegodblog/item/chabad_rabbi_and_wife_reportedly_killed_20081127/
  • Ancient Birds Flew On All Fours

    09/22/2006 6:27:23 AM PDT · by Tokra · 181 replies · 2,650+ views
    eurekalert ^ | Spet. 22, 2006 | Nick Longrich
    The earliest known ancestor of modern-day birds took to the skies by gliding from trees using primitive feathered wings on their arms and legs, according to new research by a University of Calgary paleontologist. In a paper published in the journal Paleobiology, Department of Biological Sciences PhD student Nick Longrich challenges the idea that birds began flying by taking off from the ground while running and shows that the dinosaur-like bird Archaeopteryx soared using wing-like feathers on all of its limbs. "The discussions about the origins of avian flight have been dominated by the so-called 'ground up' and 'trees down'...
  • Mercury’s Magnetic Field is Young!

    08/25/2008 7:26:38 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 356 replies · 677+ views
    Creation on the Web ^ | August 26, 2008 | Dr. Russell Humphreys
    Once again, a NASA space probe is supporting the 6,000-year biblical age of the solar system. On 14 January 2008, the Messenger spacecraft flew by the innermost planet of the solar system, Mercury. It was the first of several close encounters before Messenger finally settles into a steady orbit around Mercury in 2011.1 As it passed, it made quick measurements of Mercury’s magnetic field and transmitted them successfully back to Earth. On 4 July 2008, the Messenger team reported the magnetic results from the first flyby.2 As I mentioned on the CMI website earlier,3,4 I have been eagerly awaiting the...
  • Footprints In The Ash (Human-Mexico-40,000-YA)

    05/31/2008 12:25:17 PM PDT · by blam · 80 replies · 407+ views
    Science News ^ | 5-29-2008 | Sid Perkins
    Footprints in the ash By Sid PerkinsMay 29th, 2008Humans may have been walking around what is now central Mexico 40,000 years ago HUMAN PRINTSFootprints (one left) left in volcanic ash that fell in central Mexico’s Valsequillo Basin about 40,000 years could be evidence that humans have inhabited the Americas far longer than previously confirmed. Laser scans of the prints (right) confirm their human origins, the researchers report today at the American Geophysical Union meeting. Footprints left in volcanic ash that fell in central Mexico’s Valsequillo Basin about 40,000 years ago are evidence that humans have inhabited the Americas far longer...
  • Oldest Embryo Fossil Found

    05/28/2008 12:11:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 243+ views
    LiveScience.com on Yahoo ^ | 5/28/08 | Jeanna Bryner
    An armored fish was about to become a mom some 380 million years ago. Though the primitive fish perished, its fossilized remains remarkably reveal an embryo and umbilical cord inside the soon-to-be mother's body. The discovery marks the oldest evidence of an animal giving live birth, pushing the known record of such reproduction back by some 200 million years. It also supports the idea that internal fertilization in vertebrates (animals with backbones) originated in a group of primitive fish. "When I first saw the embryo inside the mother fish, my jaw dropped," said researcher John Long, a paleontologist at Museum...
  • GOP Loses Congressional Election, Faces Bloodbath in Nov.

    05/14/2008 12:06:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 79 replies · 87+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | May 14, 2008 | Newsmax Staff
    On Tuesday night, Republicans lost a Republican congressional district in a special election in Mississippi. Party insiders fear the loss may be just another sign of a coming bloodbath for congressional Republicans this November. Democrat Travis Childers’ victory over Republican Greg Davis in Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District yesterday dealt the GOP its third straight loss of a solid Republican district to insurgent Democrats in this year’s special elections. With nearly all precincts reporting, Prentiss County Chancery Clerk Childers held a 54 percent to 46 percent lead over Southaven Mayor Davis. The seat was vacated by Republican Roger Wicker when he...
  • Tests Confirm T. Rex Kinship With Birds

    04/24/2008 11:04:30 PM PDT · by Soliton · 41 replies · 176+ views
    NYT ^ | April 25, 2008 | JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
    In the first analysis of proteins extracted from dinosaur bones, scientists say they have established more firmly than ever that the closest living relatives of the mighty predator Tyrannosaurus rex are modern birds.
  • Misreporting Kosovo

    02/18/2008 6:39:05 AM PST · by Red Badger · 22 replies · 203+ views
    www.thetrumpet.com ^ | 12/13/2007 | Brad Macdonald
    How the mainstream press has missed the single most important angle to what’s happening in Kosovo. On back-to-back days in December 1991, the New York Times published two separate articles highlighting Germany’s alarming and audacious decision to recognize and legitimize the efforts of Slovenia and Croatia to break away from Yugoslavia. Both articles (you can read them here and here) are refreshingly honest and hold little back in their analysis of Germany’s seminal role in the violent fragmentation of Yugoslavia. In this article, Paul Lewis cites European diplomats who warned that Germany’s decision to support Croatia and Slovenia, despite opposition...
  • CA: The bills come due - Overspending set stage for budget bloodbath

    11/07/2007 7:54:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 89+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 11/7/07 | Editorial
    For the sixth time since the mid-1980s, an economic slowdown has left the state facing a decline in revenue over the previous fiscal year. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's decision to order agencies to draft 2008-09 budgets with 10 percent cuts is a harbinger of a grim era likely to last until the housing slump and lending-debt crisis abate. We're already being told this bad news was inevitable in a state that relies so heavily on volatile personal income taxes. Don't believe it. If not for the grossly irresponsible budgets of recent years, the coming era would be mildly unpleasant, not grim....
  • The man who died half a million years ago

    10/05/2007 4:25:03 AM PDT · by Renfield · 52 replies · 618+ views
    Boxgrove The man who died half a million years ago In a gravel pit at Boxgrove, just outside Chichester, the remains of a man have been discovered, half a million years old. Only a shin bone and two teeth were discovered, but his position, under thick layers of gravel show that he is the oldest 'man' so far discovered in Britain. The Boxgrove quarry The discovery was made in a gravel quarry. The gravel was laid down in a later Ice Age on top of a chalk bed, which is visible in the upper squares. Originally a stream flowed from...
  • Getting Vietnam Right

    08/30/2007 8:26:30 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 53 replies · 1,068+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | Aug. 30, 2007 | Mark Moyar
    In the past week, the criticisms swirling around the President's VFW speech have provided much less insight into the President or the speech than into the critics. Rather than address the speech's central issue -- the 1975 debate over the ramifications of abandoning Vietnam -- these individuals have tried to push their own views on Iraq by mentioning other aspects of Vietnam. Emblematic of the attackers was Senator John Kerry, who said that the President's comparison of Vietnam with Iraq was "irresponsible" and "ignorant of the realities of both of those wars." Kerry explained that in Iraq, as in Vietnam,...
  • Great ape find forces rethink on man's evolution

    08/23/2007 7:38:19 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 569 replies · 9,448+ views
    The Guardian ^ | August 23, 2007 | Ian Sample
    The discovery of a new species of great ape that roamed Africa 10m years ago has forced scientists to rethink the earliest steps of human evolution. Fossil hunters working along the Afar rift in central Ethiopia unearthed remnants of teeth they claim belonged to the primitive ape, a previously unknown species of gorilla they named Chororapithecus abyssinicus. The finding, if confirmed, will redraw the evolutionary tree of primates, suggesting that humans and chimpanzees must have split from their gorilla-like ancestors 3m years earlier than thought. Geneticists have previously put the date at which the human and chimpanzee lineage split from...
  • Famous fossil Lucy leaves Ethiopia (on a U.S. tour)

    08/06/2007 7:10:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 58 replies · 3,296+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/6/07 | Anita Powell - ap
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - After 3.2 million years in East Africa, one of the world's most famous set of fossils was quietly flown out of Ethiopia overnight for a U.S. tour that some experts say is a dangerous gamble with an irreplaceable relic. Although the fossil known as Lucy had been expected to leave the Ethiopian Natural History Museum this month, some in the nation's capital were surprised the departure took place under cover of darkness with no fanfare Sunday. "This is a national treasure," said Kine Arega, a 29-year-old attorney in Addis Ababa. "How come the public has no...
  • Leave Iraq and Brace for a Bigger Bloodbath

    07/07/2007 9:54:38 PM PDT · by gpapa · 20 replies · 917+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 8, 2007 | Natan Sharansky
    Iraqis call Ali Hassan al-Majeed "Chemical Ali," and few wept when the notorious former general received five death sentences last month for ordering the use of nerve agents against his government's Kurdish citizens in the late 1980s. His trial came as a reckoning and a reminder -- summoning up the horrors of Saddam Hussein's rule even as it underscored the way today's heated Iraq debates in Washington have left the key issue of human rights on the sidelines. People of goodwill can certainly disagree over how to handle Iraq, but human rights should be part of any responsible calculus. Unfortunately,...
  • Majority of Republicans Doubt Theory of Evolution

    06/11/2007 2:09:09 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 335 replies · 5,127+ views
    Gallup News Service ^ | 11 June 2007 | Frank Newport
    PRINCETON, NJ -- The majority of Republicans in the United States do not believe the theory of evolution is true and do not believe that humans evolved over millions of years from less advanced forms of life. This suggests that when three Republican presidential candidates at a May debate stated they did not believe in evolution, they were generally in sync with the bulk of the rank-and-file Republicans whose nomination they are seeking to obtain. Independents and Democrats are more likely than Republicans to believe in the theory of evolution. But even among non-Republicans there appears to be a significant...
  • Israeli researchers: 'Lucy' is not direct ancestor of humans

    04/16/2007 8:51:39 AM PDT · by bedolido · 47 replies · 1,775+ views
    jpost.com ^ | 4-16-2007 | JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
    Tel Aviv University anthropologists say they have disproven the theory that "Lucy" - the world-famous 3.2-million-year-old Australopithecus afarensis skeleton found in Ethiopia 33 years ago - is the last ancestor common to humans and another branch of the great apes family known as the "Robust hominids." The jaw bone of Lucy and the jaw bone of Australopithecus afarensis.
  • Hugh Hewitt vs. Richard Land on Guiliani: TOUGH CALL

    02/16/2007 7:11:02 AM PST · by Valin · 70 replies · 902+ views
    Townhall ^ | 2/16/07 | Kevin Mccullough / Hugh Hewitt
    As I often do I checked Hugh's page first thing this morning. I saw his post where he takes a fellow Salem Colleague Dr. Richard Land to task for his observations on the possibility of a Guiliani general election candidacy. Hugh believes that it is an impossibility that social conservatives would sit out a general election match-up that featured Rudy Guiliani. Dr. Land disagrees. Hugh believes that his experiences speaking in front of audiences and conducting surveys of the audience is giving him a better barometer of the assessment on the ground than Land's perspective as an activist. I've seen...
  • Research discovers oldest bee, evolutionary link

    10/26/2006 3:17:58 PM PDT · by Boxen · 66 replies · 1,591+ views
    Eurekalert ^ | 25-Oct-2006 | David Stauth
    CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered the oldest bee ever known, a 100 million year old specimen preserved in almost lifelike form in amber, and an important link to help explain the rapid expansion of flowering plants during that distant period. The findings and their evolutionary significance are outlined in an article to be published this week in the journal Science. The specimen, at least 35-45 million years older than any other known bee fossil, has given rise to a newly-named family called Melittosphecidae – insects that share some of the features of both bees and...
  • Flood Made Britain An Island 'In 24 Hours'

    09/24/2006 6:00:46 PM PDT · by blam · 328 replies · 6,146+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-25-2006 | Tim Hall
    Flood made Britain into an island 'in 24 hours' By Tim Hall (Filed: 25/09/2006) Britain may have become an island after a Biblical-style flood split it from Europe in less than 24 hours, according to new geological research. The flood would have taken place between 400,000 and 200,000 years ago, sweeping away hills between Britain and what is now France. The theory could rewrite British prehistory, as current text-books teach that Britain - once a peninsula of continental Europe - split from the great land mass after a long process of erosion and rises in sea levels. However, surveys of...
  • 'Lucy's baby' found in Ethiopia

    09/20/2006 10:26:20 AM PDT · by aculeus · 141 replies · 14,581+ views
    BBC News on line ^ | September 20, 2006 | Unsigned
    The 3.3-million-year-old fossilised remains of a human-like child have been unearthed in Ethiopia's Dikika region. The female bones are from the species Australopithecus afarensis , which is popularly known from the adult skeleton nicknamed "Lucy". Scientists are thrilled with the find, reported in the journal Nature. They believe the near-complete remains offer a remarkable opportunity to study growth and development in an important extinct human ancestor. The skeleton was first identified in 2000, locked inside a block of sandstone. It has taken five years of painstaking work to free the bones. "The Dikika fossil is now revealing many secrets about...
  • Neanderthals Matured Faster Than Modern Man -Study

    04/28/2004 12:57:48 PM PDT · by Junior · 90 replies · 709+ views
    Science - Reuters ^ | 2004-04-28 | Patricia Reaney
    LONDON (Reuters) - Neanderthals may conjure up images of an uncivilized, brutish species but they were surprisingly early developers, researchers said Wednesday. Although Neanderthals disappeared from Europe about 30,000 years ago, scientists at the French research institute CRNS in Paris have uncovered new details about them by studying teeth fossils. The findings, reported in the science journal Nature, suggest Neanderthals reached adulthood by the age of 15 -- about three years before early modern humans -- probably ate a high calorie diet and were a distinct species from modern humans. "Neanderthals, despite having a large brain, were characterized by a...
  • Water Worlds: Astronomer Predicts Many Earth-Like Planets

    09/12/2006 7:36:16 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 9 replies · 660+ views
    space.com ^ | 09/12/06 | Sara Goudarzi
    To most common terrestrial dwellers, there's no place like Earth. But new simulations show that many Earth-like planets might exist outside of our solar system. Through computer simulations scientists examined the formation and evolution of giant planet systems recently detected outside the Earth's solar system. Their results revealed that more than a third of them might contain planets that could potentially support life and could even be covered with deep oceans. The study focuses on a type of planetary system unlike our solar system that contains gas giants known as "hot Jupiters" orbiting extremely close to their parent stars—even closer...
  • Hunters Claim to Find 4-Winged Dinosaur

    01/22/2003 11:38:37 AM PST · by Dallas · 55 replies · 748+ views
    Fossil hunters in China have discovered what may be one of the weirdest prehistoric species ever seen -- a four-winged dinosaur that apparently glided from tree to tree. The 128-million-year-old animal -- called Microraptor gui, in honor of Chinese paleontologist Gu Zhiwei -- was about 2 1/2 feet long and had two sets of feathered wings, with one set on its forelimbs and the other on its hind legs. Exactly where the creature fits into the evolution of birds and dinosaurs is not clear. But researchers speculated that it developed around the same time as or even later than...
  • Rare Discovery: Fossilized Bone Marrow is 10 Million Years Old

    07/26/2006 9:11:18 AM PDT · by Sopater · 78 replies · 1,673+ views
    Live Science ^ | 24 July 2006 | LiveScience Staff Writer
    Scientists have extracted intact bone marrow from the fossilized remains of 10-million-year-old frogs and salamanders. The finding, detailed in the August issue of the journal Geology, is the first case of fossilized bone marrow ever to be discovered and only the second report of fossilized soft tissue. In June of 2005, scientists announced they had found preserved red blood cells from a Tyrannosaurus rex leg bone. "It pushes back the boundary for how far [soft tissue] fossilization can go," said study leader Maria McNamara of University College Dublin in Ireland. Why it matters Preserved soft tissue could provide insight into...
  • Probing Question: What happened before the Big Bang?

    08/04/2006 4:26:21 AM PDT · by PatrickHenry · 520 replies · 9,694+ views
    Pennsylvania State University ^ | 03 August 2006 | Barbara Kennedy
    The question of what happened before the Big Bang long has frustrated cosmologists, both amateur and professional. Though Einstein's theory of general relativity does an excellent job of describing the universe almost back to its beginning, near the Big Bang matter becomes so dense that relativity breaks down, says Penn State physicist Abhay Ashtekar. "Beyond that point, we need to apply quantum tools that were not available to Einstein." Now Ashtekar and two of his post-doctoral researchers, Tomasz Pawlowski and Parmpreet Singh, have done just that. Using a theory called loop quantum gravity, they have developed a mathematical model that...
  • Prehistoric Desert Town Found In Western Sahara (15,000 Years Old)

    08/20/2004 9:10:09 AM PDT · by blam · 132 replies · 4,193+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8-19-2004 | Reuters
    Prehistoric Desert Town Found in Western Sahara Thu Aug 19, 2004 01:52 PM ET RABAT (Reuters) - The remains of a prehistoric town believed to date back 15,000 years and belong to an ancient Berber civilization have been discovered in Western Sahara, Moroccan state media said on Thursday. A team of Moroccan scientists stumbled across the sand-covered ruins of the town Arghilas deep in the desert of the Morocco-administered territory. The remains of a place of worship, houses and a necropolis, as well as columns and rock engravings depicting animals, were found at the site near the town of Aousserd...
  • Reason to Believe : A leading geneticist argues that science can lead to faith

    07/09/2006 8:40:40 PM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 205 replies · 3,155+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 07/09/2006 | Scott Russell Sanders
    Reason to Believe A leading geneticist argues that science can lead to faith. Reviewed by Scott Russell Sanders THE LANGUAGE OF GOD A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief By Francis S. Collins Here we are, briefly, under the sun, one species among millions on a gorgeous planet in the remote provinces of the universe, our very existence a riddle. Of all the words we use to mask our ignorance, none has been more abused, none has given rise to more strife, none has rolled from the tongues of more charlatans than the name of God. Nor has any word been...