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  • Pensioner dragged off his scooter before being kicked and bitten to death… by DONKEYS

    05/20/2013 7:40:20 PM PDT · by MarkBsnr · 102 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 20 May 2013
    A Hungarian pensioner was dragged off his mobility scooter and mauled to death by a pair of killer donkeys. Sandor Horvath, 65, was bitten and trampled on so much that when his body was found it was believed had been torn apart by wolves. Mr Horvath, was chased and pulled off the scooter at a farm in Magyarszecsod where he was visiting his farmer friend. His mutilated remains were found by the farm owner who called the police, believing his friend had been attacked by wild dogs. But a postmortem revealed the bites and markings had come from the donkeys....
  • Senate defeats bill to place conditions on US aid

    09/22/2012 11:17:27 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 11 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 9/22/2012 | AP Staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has defeated a bill that would have conditioned foreign aid on a country's cooperation in investigating attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities. The bill also would have denied aid to Pakistan unless that country releases Dr. Shakil Afridi. Pakistan arrested the doctor, who allegedly helped the United States track down Osama bin Laden by running a fake vaccination program for the CIA to collect DNA. The objective was to verify bin Laden's presence at the compound where the al-Qaida leader was later killed. Afridi was convicted of high treason and sentenced to 33 years in prison....
  • Three-toed horses reveal the secret of the Tibetan Plateau uplift

    04/29/2012 3:17:02 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | Tuesday, April 24, 2012 | Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology
    The Tibetan Plateau has gradually risen since the Indian plate collided with the Eurasian plate at about 55 Ma. Regardless of the debates over the rising process and elevation of the plateau, there is no doubt that the Himalayas have appeared as a mountain range since the Miocene, with the appearance of vegetation vertical zones following thereafter. Open grasslands per se have no direct relationship to elevation, because they can have different elevations in different regions of the world, having a distribution near the sea level to the extreme high plateaus. On the other hand, the southern margin of the...
  • [From 1995] A Stone-Age Horse Still Roams a Tibetan Plateau

    03/30/2012 7:17:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    nyt ^ | November 12, 1995 | MARLISE SIMONS
    Deep in Tibet... the explorers came upon the first of the enigmatic creatures. They saw one, and then three of them grazing in the open forest. Soon, to their astonishment, a whole herd of the unusual horses appeared. "They looked completely archaic, like the horses in prehistoric cave paintings," said Michel Peissel, a French ethnologist and the expedition leader. "We thought it was just a freak, then we saw they were all alike." A team of French and British explorers, who have just returned here from a six-week expedition in Tibet, say they believe that they found an ancient breed...
  • Ancient DNA identifies donkey ancestors, people who domesticated them

    07/28/2010 11:21:12 AM PDT · by decimon · 18 replies · 5+ views
    University of Florida ^ | July 28, 2010 | Unknown
    Genetic investigators say the partnership between people and the ancestors of today's donkeys was sealed not by monarchs trying to establish kingdoms, but by mobile, pastoral people who had to recruit animals to help them survive the harsh Saharan landscape in northern Africa more than 5,000 years ago. The findings, reported today by an international research team in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, paint a surprising picture of what small, isolated groups of people were able to accomplish when confronted with unpredictable storms and expanding desert. "It says those early people were quite innovative, more so than many people...
  • Ancient Royal Horse Unearthed in Iran

    04/29/2011 12:58:02 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Discovery News ^ | Fri Apr 29, 2011 01:46 PM ET | Analysis by Jennifer Viegas
    Remains of the oldest known Caspian horse, otherwise referred to as the "Kings' horse" due to its popularity among royals the world over, have been unearthed in northern Iran, according to CAIS. The more than 3,000-year-old remains were found at an Iranian site named Gohar-Tappeh. In ancient times, royals often chose Caspian horses to ride them into battle and/or to pull their chariots. During more recent history, individuals such as Price Philip of England have popularized the Caspian, which is the oldest breed of horse in the world still in existence. The Shah of Iran gifted such a horse to...
  • Zebra or horse? A ‘zorse’, of course!

    04/13/2009 3:27:05 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 21 replies · 1,587+ views
    Creation Magazine ^ | David Catchpoole
    Examples of zebra-horse hybrids abound, but few are as stunningly eye-catching as ‘Eclyse’ pictured here.[1,2] While most other zorses have stripes across their entire body, Eclyse looks like she’s had her face and rear flank painted by a very clever artist. But the markings are real, and she’s become a major attraction at a safari park in the German town of Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock. Her mother, Eclipse, had spent a short time at a ranch in Italy, where she shared a paddock with other horses, as well as a zebra called Ulysses. On her return to Germany, Eclipse surprised her keepers...
  • Horses First Domesticated In Kazakhstan

    10/21/2006 5:13:17 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 606+ views
    Discovery Channel ^ | 10-20-2006 | Larry O'Hanlon
    Horses First Domesticated in Kazakhstan? Larry O'Hanlon, Discovery NewsBotai Village Oct. 20, 2006 —New evidence from soil inside the remains of a 5,600-year-old corral indicates that the ancient Botai people of Kazakhstan were among the earliest to domesticate horses. But equine romantics might be disappointed to learn that the Botai probably ate and milked their horses as often as they rode them. The corrals are part of an archeological site in northern Kazakhstan known as Krasnyi Yar, once a large village occupied by the Copper-Age Botai, said Sandra Olsen, curator at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, Penn....
  • New Insight Into Horse Evolution

    07/03/2005 2:03:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies · 1,384+ views
    BBC ^ | Saturday, 2 July, 2005 | Helen Briggs
    Genetic evidence is shedding new light on the origins of horses in the New World, during a particularly hazy period in their evolution. As the Great Ice Age came to an end, some 11,000 years ago, North America was thought to be home to as many as 50 species and subspecies of horse. But studies of ancient DNA tell a rather different story, suggesting the horses belonged to just two species. These are the stilt-legged horses, now extinct, and the caballines. The caballines are thought to be the ancestors of today's domestic horse. "It looks like, as far as we...
  • Scientists To Start DNA Analysis Of Ancient Horse Skeletons

    01/10/2005 3:07:32 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies · 1,002+ views
    Scientists to start DNA analysis of ancient horse skeletons www.chinaview.cn 2005-01-10 15:19:28 XI'AN, Jan. 10 (Xinhuanet) -- Chinese and British scientists are planning for the DNA analysis of 12 horse skeletons unearthed from the burial ground of a prominent duke who lived more than 2,500 years ago in northwestern Shaanxi Province. Archeologists with Beijing University and Cambridge University have used a professional database to process data collected from the skeletons, including the size and weight of the skulls, spinalcolumns and limbs. A Cambridge laboratory will be entrusted to carry out the DNA analysis, after the State Administration of Cultural Heritage...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood and the Egyptian Crisis

    02/03/2011 10:36:42 AM PST · by richardtavor · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs ^ | February 2nd, 2011 | Dore Gold
    • Will the Obama administration's policy toward Egypt be based on a perception that the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood would be extremely dangerous? Or have they taken the position - voiced in parts of the U.S. foreign policy establishment - that the Brotherhood has become moderate and can be talked to? Initial administration reactions indicate that it does not rule out Muslim Brotherhood participation in a future Egyptian coalition government. • Since January 28, the Muslim Brotherhood's involvement has become more prominent, with its support of Mohamed ElBaradei to lead the opposition forces against the government. In the streets...
  • Owners abandon donkeys as feed cost raises

    09/13/2011 7:17:32 AM PDT · by semaj · 43 replies
    United Press International ^ | 12 Sept 2011 | UPI
    Texas donkey owners have resorted to abandoning the animals as a record-breaking drought shows few signs of ending, officials say.
  • Pompeii's Mystery Horse Is a Donkey

    11/03/2010 8:28:09 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Softpedia ^ | Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 | Smaranda Biliuti
    Back in 2004, when academics unearthed skeletons found at a house in the ancient Roman town that was covered in ashes in 79 AD, they thought it belonged to an extinct breed of horse... What happened really was that there seems to have been a mix-up in the lab, which led to horse DNA being combined with donkey DNA, creating an artificial hybrid that actually never existed. Six years ago, the skeletons of equids having belonged to a rich Roman household in Pompeii were analyzed. There were found in the stables of a probably wealthy politician, and all five of...
  • Democratic National Committee gets new logo, slogan [ “Change That Matters.” ........]

    09/15/2010 1:27:01 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 123 replies
    Democratic National Committee gets new logo, slogan By: James Hohmann September 15, 2010 03:27 PM EDT Eager to bridge a daunting enthusiasm gap, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine recited a list of President Barack Obama’s accomplishments Wednesday to an auditorium packed with George Washington University College Democrats. It came as he unveiled a new web site, a new logo and a new slogan for his party: “Change That Matters.” As he went down a longer list, Kaine spoke passionately of how Democrats delivered an economic stimulus (he would only call it “the Recovery Act”) and “the Affordable Care Act”...
  • Donkeys Escape From Live Nativity Scene in Colorado

    12/25/2009 6:36:33 AM PST · by combat_boots · 11 replies · 592+ views
    AP ^ | Thursday, December 24, 2009 | UNK
    <p>PrintShareThisA living nativity scene in near the Colorado ski resort of Vail almost had to go without two crucial actors when two donkeys escaped.</p>
  • Two years in jail for donkey video

    11/13/2009 4:16:54 AM PST · by csvset · 5 replies · 515+ views
    France24 ^ | 12/11/2009 | Onnik Krikorian
    Two Azerbaijani bloggers were sentenced to jail on Wednesday. Charged with "hooliganism", the pair were arrested shortly after posting a satirical video online which mocked the government's alleged purchase of a dozen - suspiciously priced - 41,000 dollar donkeys from Germany. After already four months of detention, Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli are now beginning sentences of two years, and two years six months, respectively. They were charged for fighting with a pair of men in a cafe in Baku, something which they immediately reported to the police as an unprovoked attack, but which led to their arrest the same...
  • Afghanistan election run-off will be logistical nightmare (Some ballots delivered by donkeys)

    10/25/2009 6:35:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 434+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 10/20/09 | Ben Farmer
    Afghanistan election run-off will be logistical nightmareGrowing Taliban power, inaccessible terrain and non-existent infrastructure makes the Afghan run-off a huge logistical challenge. By Ben Farmer in Kabul Published: 9:22PM BST 20 Oct 2009 A fleet of 3,500 trucks will be needed to carry voting materials to the polling stations and 3,000 donkeys to get people to remote areas. Afghanistan's 94,000 soldiers and 84,000 police, backed by 100,000 Nato-led forces, will be on duty to protect polling stations, but hundreds more will be judged too dangerous to open. Around 6,500 polling stations were opened for the Aug 20 poll, but many...
  • President Obama backs millionaire's tax

    07/22/2009 6:32:20 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies · 604+ views
    politico.com ^ | July 22, 2009 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    President Barack Obama used a prime-time news conference Wednesday to urge Americans to get behind his flagging health care reform efforts in Congress, seeking to reassure an increasingly jittery public that the government can overhaul the system without jeopardizing the care most citizens currently receive. Obama endorsed a House committee’s plan to fund part of the new program by imposing a surtax on families making over $1 million a year – but insisted he would not support any bill that helped fund the $1 trillion plan with a tax on middle-class families. “To me, that meets my principles,” Obama said...
  • Reid, McConnell to preach unity Sunday

    01/02/2009 4:30:13 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 33 replies · 1,361+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-01-02 | John Bresnahan
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will be on different networks Sunday, but both will offer the same basic message — they need to work together for the good of the country and the success of President-elect Barack Obama.
  • Anybody know the story behind Palin's Donkey scarf? (vanity!)

    10/23/2008 12:48:21 PM PDT · by RonnieFan · 24 replies · 1,947+ views
    Jezebel ^ | 10-23-23 | me
    Several left-wing blogs are all atwitter about a picture of Sarah Palin from a rally in Reno, Nev., Oct. 21 which shows her wearing a red, white and blue scarf with what appears to be donkeys on it. Anyone know the story behind this? I did a Google search and gave up after 5 pages of left-wing sites commenting on it. Linked is one example from a site called Jezebel at http://jezebel.com/5067233/is-sarah-palin-making-an-ass-of-herself
  • THE BOTTOMLESS VICIOUS DISHONESTY OF DEMOCRATS [Dr. Jack Wheeler]

    04/11/2008 6:34:23 PM PDT · by shield · 25 replies · 291+ views
    To The Point News ^ | April 11th, 2008 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
    It's not widely recognized that the Wall Street Journal is a left-wing rag, a propaganda organ for the Democrat Party no less than the New York Times. That's because people compare the editorials, not the news coverage. The WSJ is a schizophrenic, split-personality paper with a pro-America editorial page (yes, except for their open-borders nonsense), while that of the NYT's is so anti-American it is often outright treasonous. But if you focus on the front section news coverage, you'll see little difference between the two. A perfect example is this "news" story of April 7 in the WSJ:Democrats' Hopes for...
  • How Wild Asses Became Donkeys Of The Pharaohs

    03/10/2008 4:55:47 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 737+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 3-10-2008 | Andy Coghlan
    How wild asses became donkeys of the pharaohs 21:00 10 March 2008 NewScientist.com news service Andy Coghlan The ancient Egyptian state was built on the backs of tamed wild asses. Ten skeletons excavated from burial sites of the first Egyptian kings are the best evidence yet that modern-day donkeys emerged through domestication of African wild asses. The 5000-year-old bones also provide the earliest indications that asses were used for transport. The skeletons suggest that the smaller frames of today's donkeys hadn't yet evolved. Instead, the bones resemble those of modern-day Nubian and Somali wild asses, which are much larger than...
  • DEMOCRAT IOWA DEBATE-LIVE THREAD (Snow White Socialist and The Seven Mental Dwarves)

    12/13/2007 10:48:28 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 504 replies · 3,403+ views
    Me | 12-12-07 | TCRLAF
    Democrat Debate on CNN at 2PM Didn't see a thread posted for this yet!
  • Marijuana advocates want Ricky in Denver

    10/02/2007 8:26:04 PM PDT · by GOP_Raider · 10 replies · 141+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | 2 Oct 2007 | AP
    DENVER (AP) - A group that led a campaign to legalize marijuana possession in Denver is posting a billboard advertisement encouraging suspended running back Ricky Williams and the Broncos to get together. Williams applied for NFL reinstatement this week, his agent said. Williams has played in only 12 NFL games since the start of the 2004 season, but rushed for 3,225 yards in 2002-03. His current suspension began in April 2006 after he violated the league's drug policy for the fourth time. He tested positive for marijuana this April, again delaying his return. Williams remains under contract with Miami, where...
  • THE DEMS' KARMIC DILEMMA. Pay it Forward

    01/18/2007 12:01:26 PM PST · by Checkers · 7 replies · 1,178+ views
    tnr ^ | Post date 01.12.07 | Issue date 01.22.07 | Michael Crowley
    Hours after Nancy Pelosi was sworn in as House speaker last week, Democratic Representative Rahm Emanuel held a celebratory reception at Johnny's Half Shell, an upscale Capitol Hill restaurant. Having just overseen his party's victorious campaign as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (dccc), Emanuel resembled a mafia don who had taken down a rival family and was now receiving visitors (Harold Ickes, Paul Begala, James Carville) to kiss his ring. Filing into the restaurant along with the giddy Democrats, however, was a crowd with markedly longer faces. These were Republicans attending a reception for Arizona Senator Jon Kyl,...
  • Cutler replaces Plummer as Denver QB

    11/28/2006 8:44:57 AM PST · by Terpfen · 44 replies · 522+ views
    AP via ESPN ^ | November 28, 2006 | Unattributed
    DENVER -- Jay Cutler's been the Denver Broncos' starting quarterback all of one practice and he's already a rattled rookie. Cutler was playing it cool in his first interview at the podium when fellow rookies Brandon Marshall and Tony Scheffler began heckling him from the side. Cutler tried to keep from laughing and couldn't. "I'm excited," Cutler said. "And a little nervous." The Cutler Era has officially started. Coach Mike Shanahan ended the speculation Monday by elevating the rookie to starting quarterback for the rest of the year, sending Jake Plummer to the bench. "He's our future, he's our present,"...
  • Muslim Terrorists : A rush to suicide?

    08/17/2006 9:56:38 AM PDT · by afnamvet · 13 replies · 963+ views
    email ^ | unknown | unknown
    Everyone seems to be wondering why Muslim terrorists are so quick to commit suicide. Let's see now: No Jesus. No Wal-Mart. No television. No cheerleaders. No baseball. No football. No basketball. No hockey. No golf. No Internet. No tailgate parties. No Home Depot. No hot dogs. No burgers. More than one wife. (HELLO, ARE YOU CRAZY?) Rags for clothes and towels for hats. Constant wailing from the guy in the tower. No chocolate chip cookies. No Girl Scout cookies. No Christmas. You can't shave. Your wives can't shave. You can't shower to wash off the smell of donkey cooked over...
  • Dean and Pelosi - The Gums of August

    05/11/2006 5:15:02 PM PDT · by Covenantor · 4 replies · 383+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Tuesday, May 9, 2006 | John Burtis
    Dean and Pelosi - The Gums of August By John Burtis Tuesday, May 9, 2006 Rising from the windy plains like twin pillars of fire, braying with the ungodly howls of a brace of hell dogs, the twin slavering Hounds of the Tyndalos have laid bare their party’s plans for usurping governmental power and returning it to the proper and passionate elites. Ayuh, the left’s premier field commanders, Nancy Pelosi, the woman who would be Speaker at the moment of victory, and Howard Dean, who will return to the sodden comfort of his ordure peppered Green Mountain pastures, come victory...
  • Donkeys misbehavin' (Sex, Crime, and Corruption in the Democratic Party')

    04/13/2006 4:00:52 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 10 replies · 1,102+ views
    Town Hall ^ | Apr 13, 2006 | Monique E. Stuart
    It seems almost any crime can be excused or ignored if the perpetrator is a Democrat. A married Democrat mayor can be caught smoking crack cocaine with a prostitute and, even after he is convicted and sentenced to prison, manage to return to public office. A married Democratic senator who leaves a party with a single young woman and gets into a drunk-driving accident that kills her does not merely avoid jail time, but retains his Senate seat and indeed goes on to become one of the most powerful politicians in his party. Wholesale corruption, election fraud, kickbacks, bribery, espionage,...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....03-16-06....JohnHuang2's ~ My Two Cents

    03/15/2006 9:35:45 PM PST · by Billie · 235 replies · 1,394+ views
    JohnHuang2, Billie | JohnHuang2
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • Help For Ethiopia's Beasts of Burden

    08/13/2005 3:28:38 AM PDT · by Our_Man_In_Gough_Island · 3 replies · 229+ views
    BBC ^ | 11 August 2005 | Mohammed Adow
    The donkey is a highly valued animal in Ethiopia. They provide the transport that brings food and water to millions of peasants in the remotest parts of Ethiopia, where there are no roads or communications. With an estimated five million donkeys, Ethiopia is believed to have the second largest donkey population in the world, after China, which has more than 12 million. Because of poor treatment, Ethiopia's donkeys get sick frequently and to cater for the health of these vital animals, a hospital has been set up for them. The Donkey Sanctuary is in Debre-Zeit 45km (28 miles) east of...
  • BUSH MOTORCADE PASSES WAR PROTESTORS

    08/12/2005 1:14:01 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 93 replies · 2,091+ views
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 08/12/2005 | AP
    CRAWFORD, Texas - President Bush and his motorcade passed the growing camp of war protesters outside his ranch Friday without incident. As Bush passed on his way to and from a political fundraiser, law enforcement blocked two intersecting roads where the demonstrators have camped out all week. Officers required the group to stand behind yellow tape, but no one was asked to leave. The motorcade didn't stop. Cindy Sheehan, the California mother who started the vigil along the road leading to Bush's ranch, held a sign that read: "Why do you make time for donors and not for me?" It...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....08-11-05....Democrats enjoy Near-Life experience

    08/10/2005 9:27:25 PM PDT · by Aquamarine · 79 replies · 875+ views
    JohnHuang2; Aquamarine | JohnHuang2
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • Council enforces ass laws

    05/13/2005 12:49:10 PM PDT · by dead · 17 replies · 749+ views
    Sunday Times (South Africa) ^ | Thursday May 12, 2005 07:47 - (SA)
    LONDON - For more than a century, teams of donkeys have carried tourists down the beach at Blackpool, one of Britain’s top tourist destinations. But only now are they to get a compulsory lunch break. As part of a wide-ranging "employment rights" charter for donkeys, Blackpool council inspectors are to carry out spot-checks on the beach to ensure the animals get a statutory hour off to munch their hay. The 200 animals working at the coastal resort in northwest England ferry tourists along the beach throughout the summer. Under the new rules, donkeys must only work from 10:00 am to...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
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    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Kerry campaign won't surrender

    12/01/2004 5:00:17 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 35 replies · 2,799+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | December 1, 2004
    Though Election Day was almost one month ago and Sen. John Kerry conceded the presidential race, his campaign is still not giving up in Ohio, the state which gave President Bush enough electoral votes for re-election. Kerry's campaign is looking to join a legal battle over the state's impending recount, and has asked an Ohio judge for permission to join two third-party candidates in the process.
  • Hollywood's 'Frigid 50' named

    11/22/2004 4:54:32 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 30 replies · 6,488+ views
    www.news.com.au ^ | 23 November 2004 | Aussie Dasher
    DIRECTOR Michael Moore, whose anti-Iraq war film Fahrenheit 9/11 touched off a firestorm of controversy, topped an annual list today of Hollywood's least-intriguing celebrities. The outspoken documentary-maker ranks No.1 on this year's Frigid 50 published by online movie magazine FilmThreat.com. The website, known for an anti-establishment take on the entertainment industry, said its list named the stars it found to be the "least-inspiring, least-intriguing people in Hollywood". Ranked No.2 was actress Halle Berry, who followed up her Oscar-winning turn in Monster's Ball with less critically lauded roles in such films as Gothica and Catwoman. "The Frigid 50 ice pack have...
  • Donkey Domestication Began In Africa

    06/18/2004 8:40:41 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 567+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 6-17-2004 | Jeff Hecht
    Donkey domestication began in Africa 19:00 17 June 04 NewScientist.com news service Genetic fingerprints indicate that wild African asses were the ancestors of domestic donkeys, making donkeys the only important domestic animal known to come from Africa. Animal domestication was a key development in human culture. Meat animals came first, with cattle, sheep, goats and pigs initially domesticated between 10,000 and 11,000 years ago. Animals useful for carrying loads and people, such as horses, donkeys and camels, came in a later wave about 5000 years ago, which enhanced trade and mobility. Donkeys were particularly important, being smaller, more durable and...
  • Algerian butchers in 'donkey scam'

    11/22/2003 9:49:38 AM PST · by Sabertooth · 5 replies · 361+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | November 22nd, 2003
    Algerian butchers in 'donkey scam' Saturday 22 November 2003, 16:31 Makka Time, 13:31 GMT Butchers allegedly sold more than 57,000kg of suspect meat  Related: Cairo food alert over dead donkeys Ten people, five of them butchers, have been arrested in Algeria for passing donkey meat off as beef during the holy month of Ramadan.The butchers, allegedly conspiring with four vets and the director of the El-Harrach abattoir in the eastern suburbs of Algiers, sold the meat in the form of minced steak and spicy sausages, Algerian radio reported on Saturday. Customers at markets in the city centre and the working...
  • Trojan donkeys

    11/22/2003 9:24:26 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 153+ views
    OC Register ^ | 11/22/03 | John F. Burns - NY Times
    <p>BAGHDAD, Iraq – Faced with a U.S. military crackdown using all the paraphernalia of high-tech warfare, Iraqi insurgents resorted Friday to the humblest of creatures and the simplest of transports to carry out what U.S. officers called "spectacular" strikes against heavily fortified targets in Baghdad.</p>
  • PETA's Peace Plan (Condemns Donkey-Bomb, No Opinion on Human Victims)

    02/05/2003 6:58:08 PM PST · by dagnabbit · 54 replies · 420+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 5, 2003 | Lloyd Grove
    PETA's Peace Plan "Your Excellency," PETA President Ingrid Newkirk wrote in the note faxed on Monday to Arafat's headquarters in Ramallah. "We have received many calls and letters from people shocked at the bombing. . . If you have the opportunity, will you please add to your burdens my request that you appeal to all those who listen to you to leave the animals out of this conflict?"... Yesterday we asked Newkirk if she considered asking Arafat to persuade those who listen to him to stop blowing up people as well. "It's not my business to inject myself into human...
  • Democrats Love 'The West Wing' (Cartoon)

    11/19/2002 1:33:01 PM PST · by GulliverSwift · 15 replies · 309+ views