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  • On Straining out Gnats and Swallowing Camels, as Seen in a Persistent Biblical Debate

    02/24/2016 8:28:50 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-23-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On Straining out Gnats and Swallowing Camels, as Seen in a Persistent Biblical Debate Msgr. Charles Pope • February 23, 2016 • The teaching contained in the Gospel for yesterday (Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Lent) is one that is easy to miss by overanalyzing the details. Catholics are frequently questioned about the passage: Jesus says, "Call no man on earth your father." That one line spurs a battle! On one side, Evangelicals stand poised to rebuke the Catholic practice of calling priests "Father," and on the other are Catholics ready to defend the practice.Yes, before the sentence...
  • Chaos-riddled Sweden imports camels to give Somali Muslim migrants work and "promote integration"

    02/22/2017 10:52:49 PM PST · by KittyKares · 54 replies
    Geller Report ^ | February 22, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    According to the governments thinking, not only will it give Muslim migrants work, the hope is that automotive companies like Volvo will use the camels in their advertisements in Sweden. Marketing genius, eh? The government thinks that tourists might come to Sweden to pet the camels and that there will be fashion shows. Camel products will be sold. I kid you not. And selling of camel milk which is said to help autism, which is completely untrue. Camel milk does not cure autism.
  • The Long, Slow Trek To Get Americans To Eat Camel Meat

    02/02/2017 3:13:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    NPR ^ | February 2, 2017 | Erica Berry
    The first time Somali-American chef Jamal Hashi put camel meat on his menu in Minneapolis, it didn't go well. He tried grinding it into a burger and using chunks of it in a spicy stew, but no matter, the texture was bad and the sales were worse. "It was like chewing on a patty of rubber bands," he said of the burger. At its best, camel meat tastes much like lean beef. But certain cuts can be tough, and if the meat comes from an old camel, it can also taste gamey. Hashi had used a shoulder cut, and neither...
  • Camel Carnage: 60 year old killed in collision

    05/30/2016 1:17:12 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/5/16 | Eliana Royzen
    A fatal road accident claimed the life of a 60 year old woman in southern Israel Sunday night. The female driver was killed instantly when her vehicle collided with three camels. MDA paramedics stated that they arrived on the scene to find the vehicle crushed, with the female driver pinned inside and showing no vital signs. Due to the severity of her injuries, she was declared dead at the scene. The camels had been wandering unattended and disrupting traffic prior to the accident. Police are currently searching for the camel owners, who could potentially be found liable for the incident....
  • Tied in heat all day, angry camel severs owners head

    05/23/2016 7:29:08 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 59 replies
    The Times of India ^ | May 23, 2016 | Vimal Bhatia
    JAISALMER: Left in the heat with its legs tied all day, a camel attacked its owner and severed his head in anger in Rajasthan's Barmer district on Saturday. About 25 villagers struggled for 6 hours to calm the animal down. Urjaram of Mangta village was entertaining guests at his house on Saturday night when he suddenly realised that his camel had been out in the heat all day with its legs tied. He was attacked when he tried to untie the annoyed animal. "The animal lifted him by the neck and threw him on to the ground, chewed the body...
  • Prized Racing Camels Bred for Success

    05/01/2016 2:37:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Tapei Times ^ | Mon, May 02, 2016
    Deep in the Qatari desert, Musharif spends his afternoons swimming in a large pool that doubles as a Jacuzzi, just one of the perks of being a racing camel. It is for his muscles, it is good for the speed, shouts one of Musharifs handlers, pointing at the water as the calm three-year-old animal is led by a rope along the length of the pool at the Tharb camel hospital. SNIP In a region where camel racing is big business, Tharbs work is increasingly important, and the first camels bred at the center are already racing in Qatar. Tibary admitted...
  • Divorce Me and Go to Your Camels: Wife to Hubby

    01/26/2016 11:19:57 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, January 25, 2016
    Says he did not keep his promise to take her to Turkey A Saudi woman in her 20s took her ageing husband to court for a divorce, saying he did not keep his word to take her abroad for their honeymoon so he could stay with his camels, a newspaper reported on Monday. The woman told the judge in the Gulf Kingdom that her husband, in his 70s, promised before marriage to take her to Turkey for their honeymoon but that he lied to her. 'Instead of going to Turkey, he went to the farm and stayed with his...
  • The long walk

    11/03/2015 12:36:29 PM PST · by Twotone · 4 replies
    Corvallis Gazette-Times ^ | Nov. 3, 2015 | Bennett Hall
    A lot of people like to plan something big to commemorate their 40th birthday. Pat Dysart decided to go for a walk. Across Australia. With 15 camels and a bunch of people she'd never met before.
  • Man Offers 100 Camels to Marry MBC Announcer

    09/09/2015 3:15:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, September 08, 2015
    Would-be groom says he is waiting for her responseA Sudanese man is offering 100 camels to marry a young Jordanian announcer at the Saudi-owned TV channel Middle East Broadcasting Company (MBC). Abu Al Tayeb Othman said he has saved money to buy a few camels and breed them at home over the past 10 years to fulfill his dream and marry Ula Faris, one of the prettiest female newscasters in regional TV channels. The Saudi 'Sada' newspaper said Othman visited its offices in the Gulf Kingdom this week and asked for publishing his offer to marry the announcer. He...
  • MERS virus kills 19 in week in Saudi Arabia: Ministry

    08/27/2015 12:47:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    indianexpress ^ | August 27, 2015
    Deaths from the MERS coronavirus have surged in Saudi Arabia ahead of the hajj pilgrimage, with 19 fatalities recorded in a week, according to health ministry statistics. A total of 502 people died in the kingdom since the virus first appeared in 2012, according to updated figures posted on the ministrys website, including 19, all Saudis, since last Thursday. The number of MERS infections has also surged to 1,171 cases, the website said. A surge in infections forced health authorities to shut the emergency ward at a main hospital in Riyadh last week, after at least 46 people, including medical...
  • Saudi MERS infections soar ahead of hajj pilgrimage

    08/20/2015 11:20:17 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 20 replies
    AFP ^ | August 20, 2015 | No Attribution
    Riyadh (AFP) - MERS coronavirus infections have soared in Saudi Arabia ahead of the hajj pilgrimage, killing three people and forcing a Riyadh hospital to close its emergency ward, officials and newspapers said Thursday. Its symptoms can include fever, coughing and shortness of breath. There are no approved vaccines against MERS, which is believed to originate in camels.
  • Whatever Happened to the Wild Camels of the American West?

    08/09/2015 9:18:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    The Smithsonian ^ | 8-6-15 | Chris Heller
    Initially seen as the Army's answer to how to settle the frontier, the camels eventually became a literal beast of burden, with no home on the range. In the 1880s, a wild menace haunted the Arizona territory. It was known as the Red Ghost, and its legend grew as it roamed the high country. It trampled a woman to death in 1883. It was rumored to stand 30 feet tall. A cowboy once tried to rope the Ghost, but it turned and charged his mount, nearly killing them both. One man chased it, then claimed it disappeared right before his...
  • WHO: To Avoid MERS, Dont Drink Camel Urine

    06/26/2015 11:12:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 6/28 | ELIAS GROLL
    Six people have died, 87 have been infected, and some 1,800 schools and kindergartens have temporarily shut their doors amid an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in South Korea. Its likely the most significant outbreak of the disease outside the Middle East, and over the weekend, the World Health Organization released details on new cases of the disease in South Korea. It also issued a surprising piece of advice for individuals seeking to avoid infection: Drink neither raw camel milk nor camel urine. Thats perhaps not as strange as it sounds. While the exact transmission mechanisms remain unclear, it...
  • When Did Humans Come to the Americas?

    01/27/2013 9:08:44 PM PST · by Theoria · 35 replies
    Smithsonian Mag ^ | Feb 2013 | Guy Gugliotta
    Recent scientific findings date their arrival earlier than ever thought, sparking hot debate among archaeologists For much of its length, the slow-moving Aucilla River in northern Florida flows underground, tunneling through bedrock limestone. But here and there it surfaces, and preserved in those inky ponds lie secrets of the first Americans.For years adventurous divers had hunted fossils and artifacts in the sinkholes of the Aucilla about an hour east of Tallahassee. They found stone arrowheads and the bones of extinct mammals such as mammoth, mastodon and the American ice age horse.Then, in the 1980s, archaeologists from the Florida Museum of...
  • [WHO suggests Muslims to refrain from drinking camel urine] Middle East coronavirus

    06/29/2014 12:09:20 PM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 39 replies
    WHO ^ | 06/16/2014
    THe World Health Organisation suggests on a recent outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Saudi Arabia (among other things): Food hygiene practices should be observed. People should avoid drinking raw camel milk or camel urine, or eating meat that has not been properly cooked.
  • Camels Confirmed as MERS Virus Source in Humans

    06/05/2014 9:31:45 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 13 replies
    healthmsx news ^ | 06-05-2014 | unknown
    Saudi Arabian doctors say they've identified camels as one source of MERS infections in humans. The scientists report they matched genetic samples from the virus that killed a Saudi man last November to virus samples present in one of nine camels that he owned. (snip) The health risk from MERS to the American public is low, U.S. officials have said, because the virus is only passed through close contact.
  • Hump Day Camel Party Cancelled at College Over Fear of Offending Middle East

    06/01/2014 3:52:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 16, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    Students at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota cancelled a Hump Day party last week featuring a live camel following complaints that the event could be viewed as offensive to Middle Eastern cultures. The campus Residence Hall Association nixed its own event after several students began organizing a protest on Facebook. The protest had received more than 100 RSVPs before it was deleted Wednesday, according to aThursday report in Campus Reform. The episode has since triggered a social-media backlash against campus political correctness, with critics expressing incredulity over the idea that a camel is somehow culturally insensitive or racist....
  • The Scary Reason Saudi Farmers Are Kissing Camels

    05/31/2014 5:14:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May | Adam Taylor
    MERS is very scary. This week, while avoiding the term global health emergency, the World Health Organization announced that the deadly viral infection was both serious and urgent. So far, there have been 571 confirmed cases of MERS; 171 of those people died from the disease. There's one place, however, where the mood about MERS isn't scaring everyone. It's also the place where the infection was first reported in 2012 and where almost 500 recorded cases have been found so far: Saudi Arabia. And the skepticism about the virus has taken a strange turn in Saudi Arabia, where people have...
  • Three Camels Sold For Dh14m in Saudi (US $3.9M)

    05/31/2014 4:25:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    A well-known Saudi farmer sold three of his camels for SR14.2 million (Dh14 million) to buyers from the Gulf kingdom and neighbouring Kuwait. The first two camels were sold for SR6million each while the third fetched nearly SR2.2 million, Sabq newspaper reported. The paper said the deal in the northwestern town of Hail was one of the largest camel transactions in Saudi Arabia despite fears the desert animals could be the cause of Coronavirus that has killed hundreds of people in the kingdom.
  • Deep question: Is a Hump Day camel racist?

    05/16/2014 10:57:11 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 66 replies
    Students at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota have cancelled an event to celebrate the end of the year after complaints that bringing a camel on campus could offend those of Middle Eastern cultures. The Hump Day event, put on by the Residence Hall Association (RHA), was supposed to be a petting zoo type of atmosphere in which students could hang out and take photos with a live camel. According to Aaron Macke, the groups advisor, the camel is owned by a local vendor and trained for special events. But the event was subsequently cancelled after students took to...