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  • All fossil fuels must be cut to avoid global warming, (two) scientists say

    02/21/2012 4:38:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies · 2+ views
    Canada ^ | 2/21/12 | Mike De Souza
    All fossil fuels must be cut to avoid global warming, scientists sayBy Mike De Souza, Postmedia News February 21, 2012 6:10 PM OTTAWA — Two Canadian climate change scientists from the University of Victoria say the public reaction to their recently published commentary has missed their key message: that all forms of fossil fuels, including the oilsands and coal, must be regulated for the world to avoid dangerous global warming. "Much of the way this has been reported is (through) a type of view that oilsands are good and coal is bad," said climate scientist Neil Swart, who co-authored the...
  • Meat-eating Dinosaur From Argentina Had Bird-like Breathing System

    09/30/2008 9:49:28 AM PDT · by Soliton · 20 replies · 581+ views
    Science Daily ^ | Sep. 30, 2008
    The remains of a 30-foot-long predatory dinosaur discovered along the banks of Argentina's Rio Colorado is helping to unravel how birds evolved their unusual breathing system. University of Michigan paleontologist Jeffrey Wilson was part of the team that made the discovery, to be published Sept. 29 in the online journal Public Library of Science ONE and announced at a news conference in Mendoza, Argentina. The discovery of this dinosaur builds on decades of paleontological research indicating that birds evolved from dinosaurs. Birds have a breathing system that is unique among land animals. Instead of lungs that expand, birds have a...
  • New four-winged feathered dinosaur?

    01/28/2003 1:54:40 PM PST · by ZGuy · 17 replies · 1,528+ views
    AIG ^ | 1/28/03 | Jonathan Sarfati
    Papers have been flapping with new headlines about the latest in a long line of alleged dinosaur ancestors of birds. This one is claimed to be a sensational dinosaur with feathers on its hind legs, thus four ‘wings’.1 This was named Microraptor gui—the name is derived from words meaning ‘little plunderer of Gu’ after the paleontologist Gu Zhiwei. Like so many of the alleged feathered dinosaurs, it comes from Liaoning province of northeastern China. It was about 3 feet (1 meter) long from its head to the tip of its long tail, but its body was only about the size...
  • Feathered ancestor of T. rex unearthed [Transitional species]

    10/06/2004 2:08:54 PM PDT · by PatrickHenry · 114 replies · 2,445+ views
    Nature Magazine ^ | 06 October 2004 | Zeeya Merali
    Ancestors of the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex were clothed in delicate feathers, a fossil discovered in China suggests. The find may come as a surprise to people used to images of Tyrannosaurus as a scaly monster. But many palaeontologists have been predicting just such a find ever since the first evidence of a dinosaur with a feathery coat came from the same site in Liaoning in 1995. The 130 million-year-old fossil is the oldest member recorded from the tyrannosauroid family, and the first in the group with a feather-like covering. The discovery of its skull and other fragments is reported today...
  • Follow The Money: McCain to Pick Mitt Romney As Running Mate

    07/01/2008 4:56:30 PM PDT · by Plutarch · 426 replies · 275+ views
    Co-ed Magazine ^ | July 1, 2008 | Andrew
    Sen. John McCain will choose businessman and former Massachusetts Governor, Mitt Romney as Vice President, in his bid for the White House this November, a source closely connected with the McCain campaign, who asked to remain anonymous, told us earlier this afternoon.Though others were close in the running, the choice ultimately came down to the money–not the man. According to our source, the campaign narrowed their Vice Presidential options to Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney, the two most successful opponents of McCain in the bid for the Republican nomination. But despite Huckabee’s sway with far Right conservatives and evangelical voters,...
  • Schwarzenegger: Illegal immigrants not to blame for budget mess

    03/26/2008 12:34:42 PM PDT · by ElkGroveDan · 100 replies · 1,822+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Wednesday, March 26, 2008 | Kevin Yamamura
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, responding to the mother of a Republican state legislator, said Wednesday it would be a "big mistake" to blame illegal immigrants for the state's looming $8 billion budget problem. The Republican governor was in San Luis Obispo to pitch his budget proposal to local officials and business leaders when he was asked by Diane Blakeslee, mother of Assemblyman Sam Blakeslee, R-San Luis Obispo, how the state should handle fiscal burdens created by illegal immigrants. "There is, you know, always a time like this where you start pointing the finger at various different elements of what creates the...
  • Recognizing the True Church

    12/20/2006 4:42:09 PM PST · by stfassisi · 22 replies · 605+ views
    Recognizing the True Church by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. There are two basic positions in the medley of world religions outside the Catholic Church. One group of religious bodies professes lineal descent from the society that Jesus Christ established during His stay on earth. These are all the churches of Christendom separated from the unity of Rome. Another and larger group has either no historical dependence on the teaching of Christ, or, as in Mohammedanism, the relation is negligible. And these are the countless Oriental and African cults whose origin is generally pre-Christian and in some cases, like the...
  • Recognizing the True Church

    12/04/2006 6:51:46 AM PST · by stfassisi · 5 replies · 360+ views
    Recognizing the True Church by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. There are two basic positions in the medley of world religions outside the Catholic Church. One group of religious bodies professes lineal descent from the society that Jesus Christ established during His stay on earth. These are all the churches of Christendom separated from the unity of Rome. Another and larger group has either no historical dependence on the teaching of Christ, or, as in Mohammedanism, the relation is negligible. And these are the countless Oriental and African cults whose origin is generally pre-Christian and in some cases, like the...
  • 52 Reasons To Stop Mowing (Zot a la Gallagher)

    07/25/2006 6:58:41 AM PDT · by fruitarian108 · 420 replies · 6,084+ views
    Fruitarian Network ^ | 1973 first version | Nonmowing Coalition
    52 REASONS NOT TO MOW 37 WAYS TO HELP TREES Please download with 100% cotton, rice, recycled, or scrap paper Ron Howard, director of A Beautiful Mind and many other films,made his first film at age 8.. an anti mowing film which showed the nature of mowers' attacks on lawns. Art Buchwald: People shouldn't be judged by the length of their grass. In 2003 through now, the world has seen floods, famine, fire, mudslides, hurricanes, tornados and other disasters created by the unprecedented destruction of trees around the world. Trees are nature's weather stabilizers. We need trillions of trees.. new...
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
    THESE ARE THE SENATORS WHO VOTED TO GIVE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL ALIENS REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL PARTY, THESE POLITICIANS NEED TO BE DEFEATED IN 2006, 2008 OR 2010, WHENEVER THEY NEXT COME UP FOR OFFICE. SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW; THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES NEEDS TO KNOW THIS INFORMATION -- THAT IS, UNLESS THEY DO NOT MIND SHARING THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY WITH FOREIGN WORKERS WHO NEVER PAID INTO IT AND AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE BEING LEFT OUT. Grouped by Home State Alabama: Alaska: Stevens (R-AK), Yea Arizona: McCain (R-AZ), Yea Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR),...
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctor’s guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..
  • White House Letter: Like it or not, Bush III is being primed to run

    05/28/2006 8:32:43 PM PDT · by Lunatic Fringe · 198 replies · 3,305+ views
    WASHINGTON Bush III? Or has the dynasty run its course? Those are the questions some Republicans are asking themselves as political talk bubbles up yet again about President George W. Bush's brother, Governor Jeb Bush of Florida, and his interest in the White House. The chief driver of the mini-buzz is the current occupant of the White House, who has said twice this month that his younger brother would make "a great president." No one is suggesting, the president included, that the younger Bush will run in 2008, and Governor Bush, whose second term is up at the end of...
  • Basque Country horses

    03/08/2006 11:24:47 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies · 421+ views
    Basque Research ^ | March 7, 2006 | Elhuyar Fundazioa
    417 animals were analysed in all: 147 pottokas, 163 Basque mountain ponies, 62 Jacas Navarras and 45 of the Burguete horse breed. Two of these breeds are heavy or given over to meat production (Jaca Navarra and Burguete); on the other hand, the other two are considered to be lightweight breeds... one can observe a gradient between the autochthonous breeds: the pottoka has had the least external influence and the Burguete breed the most... The results show that the four native breeds are related to each other; above all there are geographical relations: the pottoka with the Basque mountain pony...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Women like men who like cats

    01/09/2005 5:29:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 396 replies · 8,153+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sunday, January 9, 2005 | Jane Ganahl
    It seems as if single men are discovering what single women have known since ancient Egyptian times: Cats are worthy of worship. At least unmarried British men say so, in a recent survey conducted by Cats Protection, a leading animal welfare society in the United Kingdom. And judging by the delirious worship that single men I know lavish on their kitties, I'd like to think American men -- those brave enough to stand up and be counted -- feel the same way.
  • why do you guys keep banning me? (Zot! Because we can) (Juwish modz totally rewl!)

    06/30/2004 10:19:24 AM PDT · by jj_fate · 65,595 replies · 239,374+ views
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    why do people keep banning me everytime I put up interesting articles? I work for a website I think some of you are familiar with called phantirath weekly world news and each time we put somthing up on FR no matter how conservative it is it keeps getting banned. Whats the matter with it?! Damn man what are you marxist socialists communists? I just got a call this mroning from a Juwish friend of mine who said that you banned an important article about Zionism and Noam Federman and about how we were to support israel. I thought you guys...
  • John Kerry: Self-Inventor

    08/04/2004 6:13:52 PM PDT · by USMCVIETVET · 3 replies · 741+ views
    August 02, 2004 JOHN KERRY, SELF-INVENTOR "Facts are stubborn things"--Alain René Le Sage John Kerry, our first true post-modern Presidential candidate, has created a narrative, call it the "prequel" to John Kerry, President. In this heroic story, our young John leaves his upper class childhood to go off fighting courageously in a war that his future rival for President avoided. John was a determined youth, dedicated to his country yet attuned to his future responsibility, so much so that he brought along a camera to record his battlefield exploits. In fact, in a brilliant post-modern gesture he may have actually...
  • Tenth Anniversary of Bobbitt Mutilation Brings New Answers (

    01/12/2004 10:05:18 PM PST · by Between the Lines · 17 replies · 289+ views
    After Abortion.Org ^ | January 9, 2004
    Ten years ago, on January 10, 1994, Lorena Bobbitt went on trial for the "malicious wounding" of her husband's manhood with an eight-inch kitchen knife. After an eleven day trial, she was acquitted on grounds of temporary insanity. On the tenth anniversary of this internationally watched trial, the Elliot Institute is releasing a special report on the case, entitled The John and Lorena Bobbitt Mystery, Unraveled that reveals surprising new information on the case. The 14,000-word report goes beyond the standard explanation of an abused wife striking back at her husband. This in-depth analysis offer a detailed account of why...
  • Whatever It Is, They’re Against It

    05/13/2003 1:58:06 PM PDT · by TBP · 11 replies · 887+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Wednesday, May 14, 2003 | David C. Stolinsky, M.D.
    Whatever It Is, They’re Against It David C. Stolinsky, M.D. Wednesday, May 14, 2003 I don't know what they have to say, It makes no difference anyway. Whatever it is, I'm against it. – Groucho Marx in “Horse Feathers” Total negativism is an appropriate attitude for Groucho’s zany version of a college president. His ridiculous dance in an academic robe still makes us laugh. But negativism is not an appropriate attitude for citizens of a republic. It is still less appropriate for leaders of a great nation. And it’s not at all amusing. When a small child learns he can...
  • Newsbrief: Study Says "Gateway Theory" is Bunk

    12/06/2002 11:26:51 AM PST · by Pahuanui · 31 replies · 273+ views
    DRCNet ^ | 12/02/02 | Rand Corp.
    The RAND Corporation's Drug Policy Research Center released a study Monday that casts grave doubt on the validity of the "gateway theory," the intuitive but unproven notion that the use of marijuana leads to the use of harder drugs. The "gateway theory" has guided US drug policy for a half-century and has been used by prohibitionists to justify imposing tough penalties for even the possession of small amounts of marijuana. In recent months, drug czar John Walters and others of his breed have seized on the "gateway theory" to campaign against relaxing marijuana laws in the states. While the RAND...