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  • Softer Side of Space Science: Cotton Experiments Will Head to Orbit

    04/28/2018 2:44:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    Space.com ^ | April 27, 2018 07:29am ET | Jasmin Malik Chua |
    One of the concepts, helmed by Upstream, a California-based public benefit corporation, will employ a customizable and scalable "machine learning platform" to monitor and analyze ISS remote sensory imagery relating to cotton agriculture in real time. Doing so will allow the firm to expand the capabilities of its "Best Management Practice Assessment and Real-Time Monitoring" platform, which Upstream said will help reduce the water footprint of Target's manufacturing supply chain. Another project, led by Christopher Saski, director of the Genomics and Computational Biology Laboratory at Clemson University in South Carolina, seeks to use genetic sequencing to examine the gene expression...
  • Scientists discover hybrid swarm in global mega-pest

    04/06/2018 11:27:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    phys.org ^ | 04-06-2018 | CSIRO
    Globalisation and increased movement between countries and continents means movement of agricultural pests is becoming more common. Global trade means global pests. Credit: CSIRO __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ CSIRO scientists have confirmed the hybridisation of two of the world's major pest species, into a new and improved mega-pest. One of the pests, the cotton bollworm, is widespread in Africa, Asia and Europe and causes damage to over 100 crops, including corn, cotton, tomato and soybean. The damage and controlling the pest costs billions of dollars a year. It is extremely mobile and has developed resistance to all pesticides used against it. The other...
  • U.S. lawmakers want China's Confucius Institutes to register as foreign agents

    03/22/2018 11:37:35 PM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 22 Mar 2018 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three U.S. Republican lawmakers said on Wednesday they wanted China’s Confucius Institute cultural centers in the United States to register as foreign agents, and to require all U.S. universities to disclose major gifts from foreign sources. Run by the Chinese government, the Confucius Institutes offer language and cultural programs at more than 100 U.S. colleges and universities. They have been criticized as an attempt by Beijing to influence U.S. higher education. Senators Marco Rubio and Tom Cotton, and Representative Joe Wilson introduced the “Foreign Influence Transparency Act,” which would require the institutes to register under the Foreign...
  • Sen. Tom Cotton [R-AR] Statement on Russia's Arrest of Alexei Navalny

    01/30/2018 9:53:33 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 42 replies
    Senate.gov ^ | Jan 28, 2018 | Tom Cotton
    "Vladimir Putin has once again thrown Alexei Navalny in jail because he is afraid of his own people - and what they would do if they were free. Every time he imprisons an opposition leader, it only shows the world just how corrupt and oppressive his regime truly is."
  • ‘Might as Well Roll It Straight Into the Trash Can’: Tom Cotton Shoots Down Expansive ‘Gang of Six’

    01/17/2018 8:32:43 AM PST · by Cheerio · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Jan 2018 | John Binder
    FULL TITLE:‘Might as Well Roll It Straight Into the Trash Can’: Tom Cotton Shoots Down Expansive ‘Gang of Six’ DACA Amnesty The “Gang of Six” amnesty for millions of illegal aliens shielded from deportation by the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program should be rolled “straight into the trash can,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) says. On Wednesday, a group of six pro-amnesty Senators will roll out their expansive immigration amnesty plan that would not only give a pathway to U.S. citizenship beginning with 3.5 million DACA and DACA-eligible illegal aliens but also give amnesty to the parents...
  • Hopes Dim for DACA Deal as Lawmakers Battle Over Trump’s Immigration Remarks

    01/14/2018 5:36:54 PM PST · by Innovative · 44 replies
    NY Times ^ | Jan. 14, 2018 | THOMAS KAPLAN and NOAH WEILAND
    The senator, David Perdue of Georgia, said Mr. Trump “did not use that word,” and he accused another participant in the White House meeting, Senator Richard J. Durbin, Democrat of Illinois, of a “gross misrepresentation” of what the president had said at the session. He and another Republican senator at the meeting, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, had previously said they did “not recall the president saying these comments specifically.” But by Sunday, their recollections appeared to have sharpened, and Mr. Cotton joined Mr. Perdue in disputing Mr. Durbin’s account. But in Congress, the battle took on an increasingly personal dimension...
  • Tom Cotton Backs Up Roy Moore: ‘We Shouldn’t Have Trial by Newspaper’

    12/09/2017 6:08:36 PM PST · by Paladin2 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Dec 2017 | Matthew Boyle
    n the interview published on Saturday, Cotton compared the frivolous allegations against Moore to the frivolous allegations that came out against President Donald Trump before his landslide victory over Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton. Cotton said the voters would decide the veracity of the claims just like they deemed Trump to not be guilty last year, and that the news media should not determine whether or not people are guilty.
  • Tom Cotton Backs Up Roy Moore: ‘We Shouldn’t Have Trial by Newspaper’

    12/09/2017 4:21:04 PM PST · by x1stcav · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/9/17 | Matthew Boyle
    MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) backed up GOP candidate Judge Roy Moore in an interview with the Associated Press as allegations against Moore crumble amid revelations of forgery. In the interview published on Saturday, Cotton compared the frivolous allegations against Moore to the frivolous allegations that came out against President Donald Trump before his landslide victory over Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton. Cotton said the voters would decide the veracity of the claims just like they deemed Trump to not be guilty last year, and that the news media should not determine whether or not people are guilty.
  • White House Envisions Tillerson Ouster From State Dept., to Be Replaced by Pompeo, Within Weeks

    11/30/2017 6:50:16 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/30/2017 | Baker and Haberman
    The White House has developed a plan to force out Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, whose relationship with President Trump has been strained, and replace him with Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director, within the next several weeks, senior administration officials said on Thursday. Mr. Pompeo would be replaced at the C.I.A. by Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas who has been a key ally of the president on national security matters, according to the White House plan. Mr. Cotton has signaled that he would accept the job if offered, said the officials, who insisted on anonymity to discuss...
  • Immigration in the National Interest

    11/03/2017 3:59:08 PM PDT · by Baynative · 17 replies
    Iprimis -Hillsdale College Monthly ^ | Oct 2017 | Tom Cotton
    Tom Cotton was elected to the U.S. Senate from Arkansas in 2014, following one term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He serves on the Senate Banking Committee, the Senate Intelligence Committee, and the Senate Armed Services Committee. A graduate of Harvard College, he studied government at the Claremont Graduate School and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2002. In 2005, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, rose to 1st Lieutenant, and served deployments in Iraq with the 101st Airborne and in Afghanistan with a Provincial Reconstruction Team. His military decorations include the...
  • The Reverend Jackson Compares NFL Players to Cotton Ball Pickers

    10/24/2017 1:31:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 24, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Some headlines: “NFL Losing Viewers at Alarming Rate But Faces Limits on its Response.” Colin Kaepernick just went out and hired a publisher. Hillary Clinton’s publisher just gave Kaepernick a book deal. I have some prospective titles but I better keep ’em to myself. (interruption) It doesn’t matter if he doesn’t know how to write. Ghostwriters and what have you. This is half the thing. Now if he gets a Fox News gig, he will have achieved a career objective of many young conservatives. I’m teasing, folks. I’m just teasing here. In kinda one of these giddy moods today....
  • MSNBC Guest: Trump Wants Blacks 'Kneeling in the Cotton Fields Again'

    09/26/2017 8:01:10 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 94 replies
    MRC Newbusters ^ | 09/26/2017 | Jack Coleman
    What a shock it truly wasn't that one of the most warped recent examples of Trump Derangement Syndrome would be heard on a cable show hosted by Al Sharpton. Former Chicago Bulls player Craig Hodges, author of "Long Shot: The Struggles and Triumphs of an NBA Freedom Fighter," appeared on Sharpton's PoliticsNation yesterday to talk about President Trump's criticism of NFL athletes for kneeling during the national anthem to protest perceived racial injustices. What Hodges said about the president was over the top even by the inelegant standards of MSNBC's weekend programming: SHARPTON: "Let me show you this tweet he...
  • People Are Calling For A Total Ban On Cotton Because — You Guessed It — Racism

    09/19/2017 5:46:55 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 151 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Jena Greene
    A woman in Texas berated Hobby Lobby last week for selling cotton as a decorative home accessory. This decor is WRONG on SO many levels. There is nothing decorative about raw cotton... A commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves. A little sensitivity goes a long way.PLEASE REMOVE THIS "decor".Daniell Rider posted her complaint to the craft store’s Facebook page: There is nothing decorative about raw cotton. A commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves. A little sensitivity goes a long way. PLEASE REMOVE this decor. The post received close to 15,000 shares and...
  • Hobby Lobby’s ‘offensive’ decoration has gone bonkers viral — 33k Facebook reactions and counting

    09/17/2017 8:44:53 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 138 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/17/17 | Sarah Taylor
    Daniell Rider, a Hobby Lobby consumer, found a decoration at one of their stores so offensive, she shared the image on Facebook requesting that they remove the decor from their shelves. What was it? Rider on Thursday shared a photo of a shelf with glass bottles containing what appear to be replicas of raw cotton plants. She captioned the photo, “This decor is WRONG on SO many levels. There is nothing decorative about raw cotton… A commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves.” “A little sensitivity goes a long way,” she added. “PLEASE REMOVE THIS ‘decor.'” What...
  • Lipscomb University president offers apology over ‘offensive’ centerpiece

    09/16/2017 5:45:24 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 111 replies
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The president of Lipscomb University has issued an apology after a centerpiece in his home was deemed offensive by students. According to a Facebook post, President Randy Lowry invited African-American students to his home for dinner to discuss their experience at the university. In an email to the Lipscomb community, Lowry said several of the students shared their concern about “material used for centerpieces which contained stalks of cotton.” “The content of the centerpieces was offensive, and I could have handled the situation with more sensitivity. I sincerely apologize for the discomfort, anger or disappointment we...
  • Wal*Mart Cotton Making me Itch [aw!m vanity]

    09/07/2017 4:08:44 PM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 56 replies
    I love Wal*Mart, but I hate a lot of their cotton clothing, especially if it comes from India. Is it just me? Makes me itch right away, a lingering itch. And today I tried on some cotton clothes from Pakistan --same problem.
  • Republicans Make Moves for 2020 as Trump Doubts Grow

    08/05/2017 11:20:43 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 70 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 5, 2017 | JONATHAN MARTIN and ALEXANDER BURNS
    Senators Tom Cotton and Ben Sasse have already been to Iowa this year, Gov. John Kasich is eyeing a return visit to New Hampshire, and Mike Pence’s schedule is so full of political events that Republicans joke that he is acting more like a second-term vice president hoping to clear the field than a No. 2 sworn in a little over six months ago. President Trump’s first term is ostensibly just warming up, but luminaries in his own party have begun what amounts to a shadow campaign for 2020 — as if the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue weren’t...
  • Persistence Always Pays

    06/19/2017 9:52:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/19/17 | Jimmy Reed
    Thinning Cotton, Growing up on the Mississippi Delta When I was a boy, my father worried that I was unlikely to go far in life until I overcame my stubborn nature, and whenever he tried to convince me of that, I stubbornly persisted the he was confusing stubbornness with persistence. One day, after putting up with my hard-headedness as long as he intended to, he said, “Junior, since you work with Jaybird every day, I’ll ask him about all this persistence you profess to have.” Early the next morning, my boyhood best friend and mentor Jaybird took his work crew...
  • Sen. Cotton and AG Sessions Mock Russian Conspiracy Theory, Destroy Media Narrative!

    06/13/2017 3:19:10 PM PDT · by nodwam · 28 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 06/13/2017 | Richard Saunders
    Senator Cotton ripped his colleagues and the press for their Russian Conspiracy theories, saying "We have now heard from six of the eight Democrats on this committee and to my knowledge I don't think a single one of them asked that question. They've gone down lots of other rabbit trails not that question, maybe that is because Jim Comey said last week as he said to Donald Trump that on three times he assured him he was not under investigation. Maybe it's because multiple Democrats on this committee have stated they have seen no evidence thus far after six months...
  • NYT Offers Totally Inadequate Defense Of Story Comey Says Is False

    06/10/2017 4:18:17 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/09/2017 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    There’s something odd about the explanation The New York Times offered for standing by a blockbuster report that former FBI Director James Comey characterized as “almost entirely wrong” in testimony before Congress Thursday. “Would it be fair to characterize that story as almost entirely wrong?” Republican Sen. Tom Cotton asked Comey during the hearing. “Yes,” Comey replied. And at another point in the hearing he said of the report, “in the main it was not true.” The paper of record reported Feb. 14 that U.S. intelligence officials had intercepted repeated communications between the Trump campaign and senior Russian intelligence officials...