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  • Ancient dialect extinct after last speaker dies

    02/05/2010 7:30:14 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 41 replies · 824+ views
    Yahoo News/Reuters ^ | Feb 5, 2010 | Sanjib Kumar Roy
    PORT BLAIR, India (Reuters) One of the world's oldest dialects, which traces its origins to tens of thousands of years ago, has become extinct after the last person to speak it died on a remote Indian island. Boa Sr, the 85-year-old last speaker of "Bo," was the oldest member of the Great Andamanese tribe, R.C. Kar, deputy director of Tribal Health in Andaman, told Reuters on Friday. She died last week in Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which were hit by a devastating tsunami in 2004. "With the death of Boa Sr and the extinction...
  • Ancient tribal language becomes extinct as last speaker dies

    02/05/2010 1:17:19 AM PST · by cold start · 34 replies · 1,308+ views
    Guardian.co.uk ^ | 4 Feb 2010 | Jonathan Watts
    Death of Boa Sr, last person fluent in the Bo language of the Andaman Islands, breaks link with 65,000-year-old culture The last speaker of an ancient tribal language has died in the Andaman Islands, breaking a 65,000-year link to one of the world's oldest cultures. Boa Sr, who lived through the 2004 tsunami, the Japanese occupation and diseases brought by British settlers, was the last native of the island chain who was fluent in Bo. Taking its name from a now-extinct tribe, Bo is one of the 10 Great Andamanese languages, which are thought to date back to pre-Neolithic human...
  • Kavanaugh accuser seeks additional day to decide on testimony

    09/21/2018 7:12:47 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 97 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/21/18 | Jordain Carney
    Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, are asking the Judiciary Committee for an additional day to make a decision about testifying. Debra Katz, a lawyer for Ford, sent a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee staff on Friday night calling the 10 p.m. timeline set by Chairman Chuck Grassley's (R-Iowa) staff "arbitrary" and an "aggressive and artificial" deadline. "Its sole purpose is to bully Dr. Ford and deprive her of the ability to make a considered decision that has life-altering implications for her and her family. She has already been forced...
  • Neil Heywood death: Bo Xilai's son 'escorted from his home near Harvard university by US officials'

    04/13/2012 4:32:27 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 04/13/12 | Raf Sanchez, Boston, Jon Swaine in Washington and Matthew Holehouse
    Neil Heywood death: Bo Xilai's son 'escorted from his home near Harvard university by US officials' The son of the Chinese power couple embroiled in the scandal over British businessman Neil Heywood's death was escorted from his home by US officials, as experts said he could obtain asylum in America. By Raf Sanchez, Boston, Jon Swaine in Washington and Matthew Holehouse 10:00PM BST 13 Apr 2012 Bo Guagua, the Harrow- and Oxford-educated son of Bo Xilai, was slipped out of his luxury flat near Harvard University late on Thursday night, in a pre-arranged pick-up by law-enforcement officers. Wearing a dark...
  • Wheres Bo? [Obamas forgotten dog] [vanity]

    01/24/2017 12:55:36 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 76 replies
    Vanity | 01/24/2017 | cc
    Was he just a prop to be exploited for photo-ops by an uncaring politician owner? Sure looks that way the great animal lover Obama didnt take Bo with him to Palm Springs, and now the Obamas have jetted off to the Caribbean for x weeks, with not the slightest hint that Obama misses Bo, or even remembers him. Theres not even any suggestion that Bo will move to Chicago with them. Poor dog Bo is a nice animal, and deserves an owner who actually cares not just to be kicked to the curb as soon as his...
  • China: Bo Xilai is down, but not out yet

    05/31/2012 7:12:51 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies
    China Post ^ | 05/31/12 | David Kan Ting
    Bo Xilai is down, but not out yet Thursday, May 31, 2012 By David Kan Ting, Special to The China Post The oft-quoted Chinese saying, “people's eyes are snow-brilliant,” (人民的眼睛是雪亮的) has a ring of truth, after all. The adage, attributable to Chairman Mao Zedong, asserts that the eyes of people are piercing and sharp, able to see the difference between right and wrong, and to penetrate the smoke and mirrors of the reactionaries and counterrevolutionaries. The chairman seems to have got it right again this time as mainland China is rocked by scandal after scandal. Time magazine called the country...
  • Fearful Final Hours for Briton in China

    04/12/2012 11:31:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | 04/12/12 | JEREMY PAGE
    Fearful Final Hours for Briton in China The day before his death in the fog-shrouded Chinese city of Chongqing, Neil Heywood sensed that something was amiss. The British businessman had been summoned on short notice to a meeting in Chongqing in early November with representatives of the family of Bo Xilai, the local Communist Party chief, according to an account by a friend whom Mr. Heywood contacted at the time. Mr. Heywood told the friend he was "in trouble." After he flew to Chongqing, he tried to telephone his usual contacts but couldn't get through to any of them, according...
  • Obama brings two fuel-guzzling planes to serve as Air Force One in Argentina

    03/24/2016 9:40:44 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 21 replies
    Wash Times ^ | 3/24/16 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama brought along a second, smaller Air Force One for his family to enjoy a day of sightseeing in Argentina on Thursday. After dancing the tango at a state dinner in Buenos Aires Wednesday night, the president and first lady Michelle Obama took their daughters aboard the government plane colloquially known as baby Air Force One Thursday to fly to the scenic town of Bariloche in southern Argentina. Its a Boeing 757 used when traveling to places where the runway is too short for the primary Air Force One. The larger Air Force One, a 747-200, was parked alongside...
  • Man who allegedly went to DC to kidnap Obamas’ dog arrested

    01/08/2016 3:48:10 PM PST · by windcliff · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1-8-16 | Jessica Gresko
    WASHINGTON — Officials in Washington say they've arrested a North Dakota man who allegedly traveled to the nation's capital to kidnap a dog belonging to President Barack Obama. D.C. Superior Court documents say Secret Service agents interviewed Scott D. Stockert of Dickinson, North Dakota, at a Washington hotel after receiving information that he was on his way to the capital to kidnap a 'pet' owned by the first family. A court document says that Secret Service agents interviewed Stockert on Wednesday after they received information from a Secret Service office in Minnesota that Stockert 'was on his way to Washington,...
  • Second Grader Buckles Under Pressure From White House

    03/06/2015 1:00:09 PM PST · by Biggirl · 78 replies
    http://freebeacon.com/ ^ | March 6, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    After a second grader complained to First Lady Michelle Obama that she ruined Taco Tuesday with her healthy lunch rules, Trip Klibert has accepted the White Houses consolation: Bo and Sunny trading cards and a note from Mrs. Obama that said youll get used to it.
  • Five Ways to Spot a Problem Employee

    08/13/2014 7:11:30 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 16 replies
    Salary.Com for Business ^ | 13 August 2014 | No Byline
    Find Them Before They Spoil the Bunch As a business owner and/or manager, you work hard and spend a considerable amount of time and money on hiring the right people. Prior experience, references and whether or not the person will fit into your company's culture are all things that must be carefully examined. If you're thorough and do your homework, chances are the person will likely work out. But what happens six months, a year, or 5 years down the road when things take a turn for the worse? Employeesespecially those on the fast trackwork hard to stand out and...
  • This White House Photo is Just Begging for a Caption

    07/16/2014 6:22:55 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 59 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | July 16, 2014
  • Obama Isn't Laughing, He's Mocking

    07/11/2014 5:34:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Last night I must admit, and I sometimes worry about this, but I don't watch cable news much anymore. There are a lot of reasons for it. I remember I used to be habitually -- well, not addicted, but I made appointments every Sunday to watch the Sunday morning shows. And after a while I stopped, I lost interest. And the reason I lost interest is I stopped learning things. It didn't matter who the guests were, what they were going to say was predictable. So there was no anticipation for what might be said, what might...
  • CNN: Choomer in chief passes on puff in Denver

    07/09/2014 8:09:44 AM PDT · by maggief · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | July 9, 2014 | Ed Payne and Gabe LaMonica
    CNN) -- "Do you want to hit this?" a man asked President Barack Obama in a bar in Denver Tuesday night. The president laughed but didn't indulge. It wasn't the only time Obama was offered weed on his night out. That's apparently what happens in Colorado, which recently legalized recreational marijuana. The man posted the exchange on Instagram for the world to see. Obama has admitted to smoking pot as a young man. He was an active member of the "Choom Gang" in high school, which perfected all sorts of techniques for getting high.
  • Obama To Overrule Supreme Court? President Considers "Mitigating" Obamacare Ruling

    06/30/2014 12:12:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 77 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6/30/14 | Tyler Durden
    Having had his omnipotence chipped away at last week, President Obama has - seemingly - been pushed too far by the Supreme Court's decision on contraception and Obamacare this morning: The White House stated... SUPREME COURT DECISION ON CONTRACEPTION COVERAGE JEOPARDIZES HEALTH OF WOMEN EMPLOYED BY THESE COMPANIESWILL WORK WITH CONGRESS TO MAKE SURE WOMEN AFFECTED BY RULING WILL HAVE SAME ACCESS TO CONTRACEPTIONWILL CONSIDER WHETHER PRESIDENT CAN ACT ON HIS OWN TO MITIGATE EFFECT OF SUPREME COURT RULING Totalitarian? You decide... One wonders if the phrase "do you know who I am?" was uttered this morning?As The Hill adds,...
  • Obama: Republicans Don't Do Anything But Call Me Names! [VIDEO]

    06/27/2014 1:51:19 PM PDT · by absentee · 58 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6/27/2014 | Caleb Howe
    And also he's pretty sure they got a bigger piece of cake. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnxgfQXq5Aw Barack Obama in a speech on Friday took an innovative step forward in policy discussion and blamed someone else for all of his troubles. Speaking on addressing the concerns of voters, the President claimed the administration would have gotten away with it, if it weren't for those damn Republicans. "The only holdout standing in he way of change for tens of millions of Americans are some Republicans in congress," Obama told an enthusiastic Minneapolis crowd. "I just want to be real blunt. If you watch the news,...
  • IRS: Shame and Loathing on the Media Trail

    06/26/2014 1:17:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 25,2014 | Roger L Simon
    Obama is beside the point. They dont even like Obama anymore. Nothing could be more obvious. Almost nobody does. But they wont say so in public because that would mean that they would be revealed as fools who believed the most banal tripe imaginable. It would also mean admitting Barack Obama never really existed, that they invented him. He was their projection. Barack Obama is the creation of the New York Times, et al. Without them he would never have happened and they know it. So the media are left in an untenable position. If you say Barack Obama is...
  • Obamas Performance At West Point

    06/05/2014 2:40:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2014 | Cliff May
    As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama promised to bring us together and, on foreign policy, he may be making belated progress. Last week, he gave the commencement address at West Point, turning an occasion to congratulate the cadets for their hard work and thank them for their future service into an opportunity to congratulate and thank himself. The news here is not that his remarks brought criticism from his usual critics, but that this time even many knee-jerk cheerleaders could not get their joints jumping. The first sentence of the lead news story on Page One of The New York...
  • John McCain Flip Flops On Sgt. Bergdahl Swap. Are You Surprised?

    06/05/2014 8:19:33 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 51 replies
    Crooks and Liars ^ | 06/04/2014 | John Amato
    Senator John McCain, the most booked Sunday talk show guest of all time originally supported the Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap in February, but now he's suddenly leading the charge against it. Senator John McCain, the most booked Sunday talk show guest has a big problem when it comes to the Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap that President Obama signed off on. Originally he was all for the trade of prisoners back in February, but if you listen to him now, it's like that never ever happened. Scarce properly called him out over it by saying: The craven politics of...
  • You Dont Want to Miss This Leaked Video of the President Working Out

    06/04/2014 1:05:59 PM PDT · by lbryce · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 4 , 2014 | Zack Noble
    You Dont Want to Miss This Leaked Video of the President Working Out There's also a video of him working out. President Barack Obama has answered the age-old question: Do you even lift, bro? Obamas 30-minute workout routine was caught on camera in the gym of the Polish hotel the president is occupying during his visit to Eastern Europe. Officials are apparently unsure how the pictures and video were taken. Local photographer Marek Kwiatkowski told the Daily Mail: I know the gym, it isnt possible to snap these shots from outside, they must have had someone on the inside or...