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  • Field Cameras Catch Deer Eating Birds—Wait, Why Do Deer Eat Birds?

    05/09/2017 9:10:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 76 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 4 March, 2015 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    Deer aren’t the slim, graceful vegans we thought they were. Scientists using field cameras have caught deer preying on nestling song birds. And it’s not just deer. Herbivores the world over may be supplementing their diets. When researchers in North Dakota set up “nest cams” over the nests of song birds, they expected to see a lot of nestlings and eggs get taken by ground squirrels, foxes, and badgers. Squirrels hit thirteen nests, but other meat-eaters made a poor showing. Foxes and weasels only took one nest each. Know what fearsome animal out-did either of those two sleek, resourceful predators?...
  • If You Know How a Cow Feels, Will You Eat Less Meat?

    07/12/2013 7:29:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 07/11/2013 | By Anne C. Mulkern and ClimateWire
    STANFORD, Calif. -- Inside a lab on the Stanford University campus here, students experienced what it might feel like to be a cow. They donned a virtual reality helmet and walked on hands and feet while in a virtual mirror they saw themselves as bovine. As the animal was jabbed with an electrical prod, a lab worker poked a volunteer's side with a sticklike device. The ground shook to simulate the prod's vibrations. The cow at the end was led toward a slaughterhouse. Participants then recorded what they ate for the next week. The study sought to uncover whether temporarily...
  • (Cannibal Islamist "Freedom Fighter") Syrian Rebel Bites Heart of Dead Soldier: Video

    05/13/2013 7:02:48 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    NYT ^ | May 13, 2013 | REUTERS
    Syrian Rebel Bites Heart of Dead Soldier: Video BEIRUT (Reuters) - A video of a Syrian rebel commander cutting the heart out of a soldier and biting into is emblematic of a civil war that has rapidly descended into sectarian hatred and revenge killings, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. The New York-based group said an amateur video posted on the Internet on Sunday shows Abu Sakkar, a founder of the rebel Farouq Brigade who is well known to journalists as an insurgent from Homs, cutting into the torso of a dead soldier. The video has caused outrage among both...
  • Are all telephone calls recorded and accessible to the US government?

    05/04/2013 4:17:38 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 62 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 4, 2013 | Glenn Greenwald
    CLEMENTE: “No, there is a way. We certainly have ways in national security investigations to find out exactly what was said in that conversation. It’s not necessarily something that the FBI is going to want to present in court, but it may help lead the investigation and/or lead to questioning of her. We certainly can find that out. BURNETT: “So they can actually get that? People are saying, look, that is incredible. CLEMENTE: “No, welcome to America. All of that stuff is being captured as we speak whether we know it or like it or not.” >Snip< “All of that...
  • NYT Ethicist A Contest: Tell Us Why It’s Ethical to Eat Meat

    03/20/2012 3:36:14 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 108 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 20, 2012 | By ARIEL KAMINER
    Ethically speaking, vegetables get all the glory. In recent years, vegetarians — and to an even greater degree vegans, their hard-core inner circle — have dominated the discussion about the ethics of eating. From the philosopher Peter Singer, whose 1975 volume “Animal Liberation” galvanized an international movement, to the novelist Jonathan Safran Foer, who wrote the 2009 best seller “Eating Animals,” those who forswear meat have made the case that what we eat is a crucial ethical decision. To be just, they say, we must put down our cheeseburgers and join their ranks.
  • Homeland Security moves forward with 'pre-crime' detection (Big Government™ is watching you)

    10/07/2011 8:18:33 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 80 replies
    CNET ^ | 2011-10-07 | Declan McCullagh
    An internal U.S. Department of Homeland Security document indicates that a controversial program designed to predict whether a person will commit a crime is already being tested on some members of the public voluntarily, CNET has learned. If this sounds a bit like the Tom Cruise movie called "Minority Report," or the CBS drama "Person of Interest," it is. But where "Minority Report" author Philip K. Dick enlisted psychics to predict crimes, DHS is betting on algorithms: it's building a "prototype screening facility" that it hopes will use factors such as ethnicity, gender, breathing, and heart rate to "detect cues...
  • WINDOW CLEANING CHEMICAL INJECTED INTO FAST FOOD HAMBURGER MEAT

    01/06/2010 11:59:01 AM PST · by Nodems2000 · 95 replies · 2,938+ views
    Natural News ^ | Mike Adams
    Window cleaning chemical injected into fast food hamburger meat Mike Adams Natural News Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 If you’re in the beef business, what do you do with all the extra cow parts and trimmings that have traditionally been sold off for use in pet food? You scrape them together into a pink mass, inject them with a chemical to kill the e.coli, and sell them to fast food restaurants to make into hamburgers. That’s what’s been happening all across the USA with beef sold to McDonald’s, Burger King, school lunches and other fast food restaurants, according to a New...
  • US government Internet traffic to be screened: report

    07/03/2009 12:09:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 573+ views
    breitbart ^ | 7/3/09 | ap
    The Obama administration is planning to use the National Security Agency to screen Internet traffic between government agencies and the private sector, the Washington Post reported Friday. The project was first initiated by the previous administration of president George W. Bush and was due to be set in motion in February. The aim is to protect the government computer network from attacks from outside, the Post said quoting Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
  • Giant feral pig shot on Pilbara cattle station (seen eating a cow)

    05/31/2009 8:13:48 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 114 replies · 5,837+ views
    Sunday Times (Western Australia) ^ | 31st May 2009 | Narelle Towie
    THIS giant feral pig was shot on a Pilbara cattle station after it was spotted eating a dead cow. The picture has been circulating on the internet alongside claims the boar was killed at various locations across Australia. It was written off as a hoax by many, including WA's Department of Environment and Conservation, and sparked much debate when published on website PerthNow. But The Sunday Times has confirmed that the pig was shot on a Pilbara cattle station near Newman, 1200km northeast of Perth. Sources close to the family of the man in the photo have confirmed he is...
  • Miniature carnivore dinosaurs roamed North America (the size of a small chicken)

    03/17/2009 2:16:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,585+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/17/09 | Jean-Louis Santini
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Meat-eating dinosaurs the size of a small chicken roamed areas of North America 75 million years ago, according to research by Canadian paleontologists. The mini-dinosaur, similar in appearance to the Velociraptor, is named Hesperonychus elizabethae and is the smallest carnivorous dinosaur known to have lived in North America. "Hesperonychus is currently the smallest dinosaur known from North America," said University of Calgary paleontologist Nick Longrich. "Its discovery just emphasizes how little we actually know, and it raises the possibility that there are even smaller ones out there." Longrich, together with University of Alberta paleontologist Philip Currie, are...
  • Right Wingnut Incitements to Violence Are Being Acted Upon THE FBI AND SECRET SERVICE NEED OUR HELP

    03/09/2009 10:16:59 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 217 replies · 8,010+ views
    A libtard blog ^ | March 9, 2009 | catherinemacivor.com
    Excerpts: As you all know, Skyewriter recently wrote about the dangerous incitement to violence and direct threats at Free Republic. I also posted and directed you to Skywriter’s blog. Skyewriter and I were deluged with gun bloggers and other right wingnuts (and just nuts) who denied that this was a direct threat. ~~snip~~ One week after Skywriter posted and I directed those on my blog to the post, the Daily Kos posted on the same topic. They detailed a thread in which the wingnuts were ranting, no doubt with white froth at the mouth, about our duly elected President who...
  • White House abandons YouTube

    03/03/2009 7:39:36 AM PST · by SLB · 11 replies · 589+ views
    Federal Computer Week ^ | March 2, 2009
    Also in the News: White House abandons YouTube Mar 02, 2009 Privacy complaints force a change in plans With complaints by privacy activists stacking up, the White House has quietly dropped YouTube as the supplier of embedded videos on the White House home page, according to CNET news. Instead, the Obama administration will use its own Flash-based solution. The decision came following growing criticism of Google-owned YouTube's use of tracking cookies. The White House counsel recently issued a waiver to the long-held no-cookie presumption of privacy for visitors to the White House Web site, a decision challenged by privacy groups...
  • Intelligence Court Rules Wiretapping Power Legal

    01/15/2009 9:51:26 AM PST · by fremont_steve · 52 replies · 3,022+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 15, 2009 | Eric Lichtblau
    WASHINGTON — A federal intelligence court, in a rare public opinion, is expected to issue a major ruling validating the power of the president and Congress to wiretap international phone calls and intercept e-mail messages without a court order, even when Americans’ private communications may be involved, according to a person with knowledge of the opinion.
  • Anticipating the First US CTO

    11/11/2008 9:21:29 AM PST · by Clint Williams · 3 replies · 230+ views
    Ecommerce Times ^ | 11/10/8 | Rob Enderle
    ...Picking the New US CTO Now, typically a spot like this would go to a big contributor or backer who would screw around for a couple of years before being replaced by someone else who wanted the title and responsibility. But I'm hoping Obama will break this trend and instead pick someone that could make a huge difference in how technology is used in this country. ... I ended up with four potential candidates: Al Gore, ...
  • Obama Voters Protest His Switch on Telecom Immunity

    07/02/2008 9:19:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 38 replies · 117+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 2, 2008 | JAMES RISEN
    WASHINGTON — Senator Barack Obama’s decision to support legislation granting legal immunity to telecommunications companies that cooperated with the Bush administration’s program of wiretapping without warrants has led to an intense backlash among some of his most ardent supporters. Thousands of them are now using the same grass-roots organizing tools previously mastered by the Obama campaign to organize a protest against his decision. In recent days, more than 7,000 Obama supporters have organized on a social networking site on Mr. Obama’s own campaign Web site. They are calling on Mr. Obama to reverse his decision to endorse legislation supported by...
  • Republicans Making Concessions on FISA Surveillance Rules

    05/24/2008 8:22:38 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 18 replies · 235+ views
    AP via Cybercast News Service ^ | May 23, 2008 | Pamela Hess
    Republicans Making Concessions on FISA Surveillance RulesBy Pamela Hess, Associated Press May 23, 2008 Washington (AP) - A months-long logjam over a new government surveillance bill may be coming to an end, with Republicans offering a compromise that would let people who think they were illegally spied on by the government have their day in court -- albeit a secret one. House and Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled their latest proposal aimed at resolving the roughly 40 civil lawsuits filed against telecommunications companies that allegedly cooperated in the so-called warrantless wiretapping program. The Republican proposal makes other concessions. It would:...
  • Big Brother database for phones and email

    05/20/2008 7:38:29 PM PDT · by grandpa jones · 17 replies · 171+ views
    Times On Line ^ | 5/20/08 | richard ford
    A massive government database holding details of every phone call, e-mail and time spent on the internet by the public is being planned as part of the fight against crime and terrorism. Internet service providers (ISPs) and telecoms companies would hand over the records to the Home Office under plans put forward by officials. The information would be held for at least 12 months and the police and security services would be able to access it if given permission from the courts. The proposal will raise further alarm about a “Big Brother” society, as it follows plans for vast databases...
  • Microsoft Helps Law Enforcement Get Around Encryption

    04/29/2008 9:31:07 PM PDT · by familyop · 7 replies · 133+ views
    IDG, PC World ^ | 29APR08 | Nancy Gohring, IDG News Service
    The growing use of encryption software -- like Microsoft's own BitLocker -- by cyber criminals has led Microsoft to develop a set of tools that law enforcement agents can use to get around the software, executives at the company said...Microsoft first released the toolset, called the Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor (COFEE)...Microsoft gives the software to agents for free.
  • Administration Set to Use New Spy Program in U.S.

    04/12/2008 12:03:08 PM PDT · by FreeInWV · 19 replies · 110+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 12, 2008 | Spencer S. Hsu
    The Bush administration said yesterday that it plans to start using the nation's most advanced spy technology for domestic purposes soon, rebuffing challenges by House Democrats over the idea's legal authority. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said his department will activate his department's new domestic satellite surveillance office in stages, starting as soon as possible with traditional scientific and homeland security activities -- such as tracking hurricane damage, monitoring climate change and creating terrain maps. Sophisticated overhead sensor data will be used for law enforcement once privacy and civil rights concerns are resolved, he said. The department has previously said...
  • Comcast: FCC lacks any authority to act on P2P blocking (i.e.: Comcast to FCC: 'Drop dead!')

    03/19/2008 2:04:55 PM PDT · by dickmc · 15 replies · 759+ views
    ars technia ^ | March 18, 2008 | Matthew Lasar
    The man who spoke for Comcast at Harvard last month has told the Federal Communications Commission that the agency has no legal power to stop the cable giant from engaging in what it calls "network management practices" (critics call it peer-to-peer traffic blocking). Comcast vice president David L. Cohen's latest filing with the Commission claims that regulators can do nothing even if they conclude that Comcast's behavior runs afoul of the FCC's Internet neutrality guidelines. "The congressional policy and agency practice of relying on the marketplace instead of regulation to maximize consumer welfare has been proven by experience (including the...