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  • 3 million-year-old toddler could climb trees, study says

    07/08/2018 5:20:41 PM PDT · by ETL · 47 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | July 6, 2018 | Kimberly Hickok
    More than 3 million years ago, our adult human ancestors were walking on two feet and didn't have the option of a fashionable baby sling to carry their kids around in. Instead, Australopithecus afarensis toddlers had a special grasping toe that helped them hold on to their mothers and escape into the trees, reports a study published July 4 in Science Advances. The evidence comes from DIK-1-1 — a relatively complete 3.3 million-year-old skeleton of a 2.5- to 3-year-old female Australopithecus afarensisdiscovered in Dikika, Ethiopia. The skeleton, nicknamed Selam — after the word for peace in Ethiopia's official language of...
  • Ethiopia 'accepts peace deal' to end Eritrea border war

    06/06/2018 6:11:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 5 June 2018 | Staff
    Ethiopia's governing coalition has announced it will fully accept and implement the peace deal that ended its border war with Eritrea. It says it will accept the outcome of a 2002 border commission ruling, which awarded disputed territories, including the town of Badme, to Eritrea. This will end a dispute with Eritrea that sparked Africa's deadliest border war in 1998. Tens of thousands of people were killed in two years of fighting. The two sides have remained on a war footing as Ethiopia had, until now, refused to accept the ruling of the border commission, which was set up as...
  • Is This The Worst Scandal In Minnesota History?

    05/15/2018 6:24:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Center of the American Expiriment ^ | May 14, 2018 | John Hinderaker
    It is certainly a contender. Fox 9 television uncovers a far-reaching scandal: last year, more than $100 million in cash left the Twin Cities airport in carry-on luggage, bound for the Middle East and Africa: This story begins at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, where mysterious suitcases filled with cash have become a common carry-on. On the morning of March 15, Fox 9 chased a tip about a man who was leaving the country. Sources said he took a carry-on bag through security that was packed with $1 million in cash. Travelers can do that, as long as they fill out...
  • House Democrats chide Netanyahu over deportation of infiltrators

    04/24/2018 7:10:25 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva 7 ^ | 24/04/18 14:45 | JTA
    Jewish Democratic lawmakers criticize Netanyahu over nixing of deal with UN to avoid mass deportations of African infiltrators from Israel. “We were dismayed to hear that the agreement had been suspended, then canceled, leaving the Sudanese and Eritrean asylum seekers in limbo, with no clear next step,” said the letter sent Monday and initiated by four of the top Jewish lawmakers. Netanyahu said he would revert to his earlier plan to send the approximately 38,000 Sudanese and Eritrean / Ethiopian infiltrators to an unnamed African country, believed to be Uganda.
  • Large Crack In East African Rift Is Splitting The Continent In Two

    03/31/2018 9:51:13 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 77 replies
    I4U News ^ | 03/31/18 | Hira Bashir
    A large crack that has suddenly appeared in Kenya’s Rift Valley is evidence that Africa will eventually break apart. The crack already stretches several miles and continues to grow, but it does not go all the way across the surface. If it does, it will split the continent into two. The crack has caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and also accelerating seismic activity in the area, leading researchers to believe that something dramatic could happen in the future. “The Great Rift splits Africa into two plates. With what is happening we have established one plate which is...
  • Ethiopia 27 million years ago had higher rainfall, warmer soil

    10/22/2009 3:06:22 PM PDT · by decimon · 27 replies · 845+ views
    Southern Methodist University ^ | October 22, 2009 | Unknown
    Thirty million years ago, before Ethiopia's mountainous highlands split and the Great Rift Valley formed, the tropical zone had warmer soil temperatures, higher rainfall and different atmospheric circulation patterns than it does today, according to new research of fossil soils found in the central African nation. Neil J. Tabor, associate professor of Earth Sciences at SMU and an expert in sedimentology and isotope geochemistry, calculated past climate using oxygen and hydrogen isotopes in minerals from fossil soils discovered in the highlands of northwest Ethiopia. The highlands represent the bulk of the mountains on the African continent. Tabor's research supplies a...
  • AFRICA is giving nothing to anyone outside Africa -- apart from AIDS and new diseases

    04/16/2018 9:06:05 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 53 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/16/18 | Kevin Myers
    Ed. Alan Cooperman writes: --Give a starving African a drink, he will thank you and steal whatever else you brought along. --Turn your back and he will take his machete to your neck, white colonialist. --You HAVE and everything he's been told is that's because YOU and YOUR KIND stole it from him and his tribe... And YES, Mr. Cooperman has been there and seen the over-populated, progressive wasteland which Africa has become, thanks to the self-serving munificence of the global, bleeding-heart left. Read the excerpts below from an article by Kevin Meyers which appeared in “The Irish Independent.” Hat...
  • A New Paleolithic Revolution

    09/06/2007 2:17:33 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 497+ views
    Minerva ^ | 9-6-2007
    A New Paleolithic Revolution Image Caption: The ‘Rangki Papa’ (‘Father of all Rafts’) built using Palaeolithic technology and approaching the coast of Komodo, Bali, having succeeded in crossing from Sumbawa, 7 October 2004. The vessel travelled 36.4km in 9 hours 22 minutes Jerome M. Eisenberg, Ph.D. and Dr Sean KingsleyJuly/August 2007 For decades archaeologists have rightly respected the Neolithic period c. 8500 BC as a revolutionary era of the most profound change, when the wiring of mankind’s brain shifted from transient hunter-gathering to permanent settlement in farming communities. Hearths, temples, articulated burials, whistling ‘wheat’ fields and security replaced the...
  • Q Anon: (3/7/18) Continued from Monday's thread. FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    03/07/2018 12:11:23 AM PST · by ransomnote · 1,741 replies
    qanonmap.github.io ^ | 3/7/2018 | FReepers, Vanity
    This thread is a continuation of the prior Q Anon thread located here: http://freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3637271/posts I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. The current schedule is to post new threads Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. When I post each (new) thread, the prior thread is retired and all new posts occur on the newest thread. If you are new to Q Anon, the three links below provide overviews to help answer the questions, "Who is Q?" and "Why read Q drops?". Is Trump Staging a Counter-Coup? [Q explained?]> Note: The above thread has...
  • Where Is the Ark of the Covenant?

    02/21/2018 11:32:32 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 81 replies
    The Algemeiner via RealClearReligion ^ | 02/16/2018 | Pini Dunner
    Last month, if you were visiting Adis Ababa in Ethiopia, you would have witnessed an astonishing sight. Every January, the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church celebrates a festival called Timkat, during which their senior priests parade through the streets of Ethiopia’s capital. They carry a replica of the Ark of the Covenant, as onlookers drop to their knees in reverence. This obscure branch of Christianity has approximately 50 million adherents, most of whom live in Ethiopia. Aside for this sect’s curious affinity to the Hebrew Scriptures and Jewish practices — evident in their observance of kosher laws, separation of the sexes...
  • Ethiopia could be sitting on one of world's great untapped gold deposits

    01/24/2018 9:10:50 AM PST · by Red Badger · 73 replies
    phys.org ^ | January 24, 2018 | by Liam Bullock, The Conversation
    To the west of Ethiopia near the Sudanese border lies a place called the Asosa zone. This may be the location of the oldest gold mine in the world. Dating back some 6,000 years, it provided a key source of gold to the ancient Egyptian empire, whose great wealth was famous throughout the known world. It may even have supplied the Queen of Sheba with her lavish gifts of gold when she visited King Solomon of Israel almost 3,000 years ago. The excitement in this part of the world is more about the future, however. Some local inhabitants already make...
  • ‘Eye-bleeding fever’ outbreak CONFIRMED: Fears of PANDEMIC as disease hits SECOND country [Africa]

    01/16/2018 1:42:30 PM PST · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    www.dailystar.co.uk ^ | 01/15/2018 | By Henry Holloway
    HEALTH bosses have confirmed they are facing an outbreak of the “eye-bleeding fever” after four people died of the suspected disease in weeks. Uganda’s health ministry has today finally admitted it is facing the risk of a large-scale explosion of the viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF). VHF causes victims to suffer a burning fever before beginning to bleed from orifices including their eyes, anuses and mouths. It comes after a girl, nine, was reportedly killed by the infection Uganda, and three people died in neighbouring South Sudan of similar symptoms. Uganda health minster Sarah Opendi confirmed emergency response teams are now...
  • ‘Here is what my #s-hole looks like’: African countries and Haiti react to Trump’s remark

    01/12/2018 10:54:28 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 156 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 12, 2018 | By Paul Schemm and Eli Rosenberg
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — President Trump’s dismissal of Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as “s-hole countries” whose inhabitants are not desirable for U.S. immigration shocked people around the world and provoked swift condemnation. “The African Union Commission is frankly alarmed at statements by the president of the United States when referring to migrants of African countries and others in such contemptuous terms,” said Ebba Kalondo, the spokeswoman for the African Union. The reaction from the United Nations human rights spokesman, Rupert Colville, was uncharacteristically blunt. He described the remark as “racist.” In Haiti, people took to Twitter to share...
  • Nikki Haley Wins Tweet of the Year

    12/21/2017 4:39:24 AM PST · by simpson96 · 35 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 12/20/2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Nikki Haley, our U.N. ambassador, had the tweet of the year. Nikki Haley tweeted the following: “At the U.N. we’re always asked to do more & give more,” meaning America. The U.N., we, the United States. We’re always asked to do more and give more. “So, when we make a decision, at the will of the American ppl, abt where to locate OUR embassy, we don’t expect those we’ve helped to target us. On Thurs there’ll be a vote criticizing our choice. The U.S. will be taking names.” That is her tweet about the vote today at the U.N....
  • UN votes resoundingly to reject Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as capital

    12/21/2017 10:52:46 AM PST · by DFG · 163 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/21/2017
    The United Nations general assembly has delivered a stinging rebuke to Donald Trump, voting by a huge majority to reject his unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The vote came after a redoubling of threats by Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, who said that Washington would remember which countries “disrespected” America by voting against it. Despite the warning, 128 members voted on Thursday in favour of the resolution supporting the long-standing international consensus that the status of Jerusalem – which is claimed as a capital by both Israel and the Palestinians – can only be settled...
  • Nikki Haley warns UN: Americans don't want to 'pay for the privilege of being disrespected'

    12/21/2017 8:59:47 AM PST · by GonzoII · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 21, 2017 | Joel Gehrke
    World leaders rebuking the United States at the United Nations shouldn’t expect the American people any longer to “pay for the privilege of being disrespected,” U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley warned Thursday. “In the case of the United States, we are asked to pay more than any other nation for that dubious distinction,” Haley told the UN General Assembly. “We have an obligation to demand more for our investment. And if our investment fails, we have an obligation to spend our investment in more productive ways.”
  • Haley Vetoes Jerusalem Resolution; Slams Obama For Not Backing Israel a Year Ago

    12/18/2017 5:22:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 18, 2017 | 6:42 PM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    As U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley on Monday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution seeking to overturn President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, she also sharply criticized the Obama administration’s decision a year ago not to back Israel in the same forum, calling the implications of that move “a stain on America’s conscience.” Monday’s resolution was backed by all other 14 members of the council — the ten temporary members and permanent members Russia, China, Britain and France — but Haley declared that she was casting the sole dissenting vote “proudly.” “The fact that this veto...
  • HALEY WARNS US ‘TAKING NAMES’ OF UN OPPONENTS OF TRUMP'S JERUSALEM MOVE

    12/20/2017 7:08:46 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/20/2017 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    The United States has publicly warned United Nations member states not to support Thursday’s UN General Assembly resolution denouncing US President Donald Trump’s declaration that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. The text will also call for nations, including the US, not to relocate their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. To date, the US is the only country who said it will do so. The UN General Assembly is scheduled to hold a special emergency session to disavow Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem on Thursday at the request of Yemen, Turkey and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. The resolution is expected to...
  • Britain just betrayed America at the United Nations

    12/18/2017 5:05:55 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 91 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 18, 2017 | By Benny Avni
    Haley berated UN member states for their hypocrisy. On the one hand, she noted, they complained that Trump’s decision “prejudges” final-status issues. On the other, she said, they rely on the United Nations, despite being “disproportionally hostile” to Israel, to weigh in on all kinds of issues regarding Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking. Prior to the vote, knowing full well Haley would veto the proposed resolution, Rycroft and other envoys from American-allied countries worked behind the scenes to make sure the United States would stand alone in opposition. They watered down the language, weeded out explicit anti-American statements and dutifully anchored the text...
  • Haley warns US ‘taking names’ of UN opponents on Jerusalem move

    12/20/2017 6:28:46 AM PST · by simpson96 · 30 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/20/2017 | Tovah Lazaroff
    The United States has publicly warned United Nations member states not to support Thursday’s UN General Assembly resolution denouncing US President Donald Trump’s declaration that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. The text will also call for nations, including the US, not to relocate their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. To date, the US is the only country who said it will do so. The UN General Assembly is scheduled to hold a special emergency session to disavow Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem on Thursday at the request of Yemen, Turkey and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. The resolution is expected to...