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  • Explaining Sharia Part Seven: The terrible results of Muslim arranged cousin marriages

    06/16/2014 10:07:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 24 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/16/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Among the more subtle and less recognized dangers of allowing hoards of Muslims to surge into America are the problems caused by Muslim arranged “cousin” marriages. Experts estimate that nearly half of the world’s Muslims are products of inbreeding brought about by the persistent Islamic practice of 1st cousins marrying 1st cousins. In Pakistan the estimate is that 70% of the population are born of marriages between first cousins and as many as 30% of Turks are as well. Statistical research reveals that in every single North African Muslim country at least one third of its population are products of...
  • Copenhagen Zoo met with online rage after putting down healthy giraffe to stop inbreeding

    02/11/2014 6:46:34 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 29 replies
    FOX News ^ | 2/10/2014
    Copenhagen Zoo killed a 2-year-old giraffe and fed its remains to lions as visitors watched, ignoring a petition signed by thousands and offers from other zoos and a private individual to save the animal. Marius, a healthy male, was put down Sunday using a bolt pistol, said zoo spokesman Tobias Stenbaek Bro. Visitors, including children, were invited to watch while the giraffe was then skinned and fed to the lions. Marius' plight triggered a wave of online protests and renewed debate about the conditions of zoo animals. Before the giraffe was killed, an online petition to save it had received...
  • Why inbreeding is bad

    12/13/2013 6:52:07 PM PST · by Theoria · 30 replies
    The Unz Review ^ | 13 Dec 2013 | Razib Khan
    A shocking case of a family of ~40 in rural Australia, the “Colts” (it’s a pseudonym), which has engaged in several generations of first degree incest has surfaced. You can read the summary in the press. But the Australian government has released a report on the case. I haven’t read most of it because the snippets I have stumbled upon are very disturbing. But, I was curious as to the characterization of the 12 children who were removed by social services. In particular, only one, Cindy, had parents who were unrelated. Note how different she is: Cindy Colt (5), Rhonda...
  • First Farmers Were Also Inbred

    06/21/2013 7:02:40 AM PDT · by Renfield · 24 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | 6-19-2013 | Michael Balter
    Humans have been mating with their relatives for at least 10,000 years. That's the conclusion of a new study, which finds the earliest known evidence of deliberate inbreeding—including missing teeth—among farmers who lived in what is today southern Jordan. Although inbreeding over long periods can lead to a rise in genetic defects, the team concludes that it may have helped prehistoric peoples make the transition from hunting and gathering to village life. Researchers agree that the best evidence for family ties is DNA. For example, ancient DNA from a group of Neandertal skeletons found in a Spanish cave showed that...
  • ABC, CBS and CNN top executives all have siblings or spouses working directly for Obama

    05/12/2013 10:57:43 AM PDT · by DManA · 51 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | 5/12/2013 | Doug Ross
    You knew the mainstream media was biased, but this is incredible. It was revealed today that CBS News President David Rhodes' brother is Obama Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, who was instrumental in rewriting the Benghazi talking points. But it gets worse. It is now learned that ABC President Ben Sherwood's sister, Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, is a Special Assistant to Barack Obama on national security affairs. But even this isn't it! CNN's deputy bureau chief, Virginia Moseley, is the wife of Tom Nides, who until February was Hillary Clinton's deputy.
  • Inbreeding Common in Early Humans, Deformed Skull Suggests

    03/18/2013 9:14:27 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 29 replies
    livescience ^ | 18 March 2013 | Tanya Lewis
    Inbreeding may have been a common practice among early human ancestors, fossils show. The evidence comes from fragments of an approximately 100,000-year-old human skull unearthed at a site called Xujiayao, located in the Nihewan Basin of northern China. The skull's owner appears to have had a now-rare congenital deformity that probably arose through inbreeding . The fossil, now dubbed Xujiayao 11, is just one of many examples of ancient human remains that display rare or unknown congenital abnormalities, according to the researchers. "These populations were probably relatively isolated, very small and, as a consequence, fairly inbred," study leader Erik Trinkhaus,...
  • Muslim Inbreeding: Impacts on intelligence, sanity, health and society .

    09/06/2012 9:34:46 AM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 39 replies
    www.rightsidenews.com ^ | 8/10/2010 | Nicolai Sennels
    Massive inbreeding within the Muslim culture during the last 1.400 years may have done catastrophic damage to their gene pool. The consequences of intermarriage between first cousins often have serious impact on the offspring's intelligence, sanity, health and on their surroundings The most famous example of inbreeding is in ancient Egypt, where several Pharaonic dynasties collapsed after a couple of hundred years. In order to keep wealth and power within the family, the Pharaohs often married their own sister or half-sister and after a handful of generations the offspring were mentally and physically unfit to rule. Another historical example is...
  • Letters released..reveal how Queen Victoria's loathing for her son, the future Edward VII

    08/11/2012 7:03:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 10, 2012 | Jane Ridley
    Perhaps no Prince of Wales in history has been less trusted — or more spied upon — than the boy everyone knew as Bertie. When he attended a military summer camp, at age 19, the future King Edward VII was surrounded by minders: two stern Grenadier officers, a colonel and a general. He even had to share a general’s quarters. Happily, however, they had not thought to lock Bertie’s bedroom window. So, one night, the heir to the throne wriggled out, made a beeline for the camp prostitute — one Nellie Clifden — and triumphantly lost his virginity.
  • Mystery mountain man to Utah cabin owners, Get off my mountain

    02/23/2012 8:55:21 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2012 | AP
    He's eluded authorities for more than five years, a mountain man who roams the wilderness of southern Utah, breaking into remote cabins in winter, living in luxury off hot food, alcohol and coffee before stealing provisions and vanishing into the woods. Investigators have clawed for clues, scouring cabins for fingerprints that match no one and chasing reports of brief encounters only to come up short, always a step behind the mysterious recluse. They've found abandoned camps, dozens of guns, high-end outdoor gear stolen from the homes and trash strewn around the forest floor. But the man authorities say is armed...
  • 3-Year-Old Shoots 5-Year-Old, Kansas Man Arrested

    12/24/2011 4:43:12 PM PST · by eccentric · 30 replies
    KAKE News ^ | Friday, December 23, 2011 | KAKE News
    A Wichita man has been arrested in connection with the death of a 5-year-old child. Police say the boy was shot and killed in Lakewood, Colorado by a 3-year-old. Lakewood police say officers were called to an apartment complex Friday morning to investigate a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found the 5-year-old suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. The boy was taken to a local hospital where he later died. Police say a 3-year-old friend whose family was visiting from Kansas accidentally shot the 5-year-old. The circumstances of the shooting have not been released. Officials...
  • Lawyer For Accused Killer Levi Aron Says Inbreeding Partially To Blame For Crime

    12/23/2011 6:16:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 12/21/11
    Lawyer For Accused Killer Levi Aron Says Inbreeding Partially To Blame For CrimeDecember 21, 2011 11:59 PM NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The lawyer for accused killer Levi Aron ignited controversy Wednesday with statements he made at a pre-trial hearing, suggesting inbreeding may have played a role in the gruesome crime. Defense attorney Howard Greenberg said the actions of his client, who was charged in the murder of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky earlier this year, could, in part, be blamed on inbreeding. “Everybody knows when blood relations have offspring there can be genetic defects,” Greenberg said, adding that “it’s something that needs...
  • Russia's failed Mars probe will come crashing down to Earth next month, space agency says

    12/16/2011 5:22:01 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    ap ^ | December 16, 2011 | Vladimir Isachenkov
    A Russian spacecraft bound for a moon of Mars and stuck in Earth's orbit will come crashing back next month, but its toxic fuel and radioactive material on board will pose no danger of contamination, the Russian space agency said Friday. ... The failed mission was the latest in a series of recent Russian launch failures that have raised concerns about the condition of the country's space industries. Officials have blamed the failures on obsolete equipment and an aging workforce.
  • The Fix Is In: Washington's Planned Social Contract Destruction

    07/24/2011 4:25:11 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    TMO ^ | 7-24-2011 | Stephen Lendman
    The Fix Is In: Washington's Planned Social Contract Destruction Politics / US Politics Jul 24, 2011 - 06:17 AM By: Stephen Lendman The criminal class in Washington is bipartisan, united against working household interests. In fact, lawmakers yield on virtually everything big money wants, notably when banks and other corporate favorites are affected. Last December, Obama capitulated to Republicans, rigging a deal for up to $1 trillion dollars in handouts, mostly to corporate giants and America's wealthy with working households almost entirely left out. They still are, enduring a protracted Main Street depression, stiff-armed by Obama-led bipartisan crooks. In fact,...
  • Muslim Inbreeding: Impacts on intelligence, sanity, health and society .

    12/30/2010 12:48:38 PM PST · by New Jersey Realist · 68 replies · 108+ views
    Right Side News ^ | 11 August 2010 | Nicolai Sennels
    Massive inbreeding within the Muslim culture during the last 1.400 years may have done catastrophic damage to their gene pool. The consequences of intermarriage between first cousins often have serious impact on the offspring's intelligence, sanity, health and on their surroundings The most famous example of inbreeding is in ancient Egypt, where several Pharaonic dynasties collapsed after a couple of hundred years. In order to keep wealth and power within the family, the Pharaohs often married their own sister or half-sister and after a handful of generations the offspring were mentally and physically unfit to rule. Another historical example is...
  • Darwin Dynasty Cursed By Inbreeding

    05/04/2010 11:39:26 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 24 replies · 860+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Tue May 4, 2010 | Zoё Macintosh
    Charles Darwin's family suffered from the deleterious effects of inbreeding, suggests a new study that serves as ironic punctuation to the evolutionary theorist's life work.
  • Scientists: Incest Doomed European Royal Dynasty

    04/23/2009 3:32:46 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 111 replies · 3,776+ views
    FOX News ^ | April 16, 2009 | Andrea Thompson
    The powerful Habsburg dynasty that ruled Spain for nearly 200 years came to an abrupt end in 1700 with the death of King Charles II, who left no heirs to the throne. The termination of that royal lineage may be the result of frequent inbreeding of the line, which may have left Charles II ill and infertile, a new study suggests. .... Historical data show that "in order to keep their heritage in their own hands, the Spanish Habsburgs began to intermarry more and more frequently among themselves," the authors of the new study wrote. Records show that the Spanish...
  • Pedigree Dogs Exposed --- Documentary - BBC

    02/12/2009 11:18:17 AM PST · by Terriergal · 23 replies · 1,000+ views
    Pedigree Dogs Exposed Documentary - BBC Narrator: "and there's the rub -- the problems of dogs (like this champion neapolitan mastiff) are all too obvious to outsiders, but within the breed, they are blind to them. David Hancock -- dog historian "We have allowed some breeds to become too heavy, some too short-faced, some too heavy-coated, some too short-legged, others too short-lived, all in the pursuit of cosmetic points, not sound anatomical points."
  • 'Kissing cousins can have healthy kids'

    06/06/2008 1:48:30 PM PDT · by Bushwacker777 · 19 replies · 499+ views
    The Times of India ^ | June 5, 2008
    "MELBOURNE: The belief that babies born to first-cousins will suffer from some kind of deformities is all a myth, say researchers in Australia. "
  • Forbidden Fruit (Inbreeding among FLDS cult)

    04/22/2008 9:49:56 PM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 93 replies · 3,758+ views
    Phoenix New Times ^ | December 29, 2005 | John Dougherty
    Fifteen years ago, a strange-looking child suffering from severe physical maladies and acute retardation was brought into the office of Dr. Theodore Tarby. The pediatric neurologist regularly deals with a wide range of serious childhood diseases as a doctor with the state-funded Children's Rehabilitative Services in Phoenix. Tarby says he quickly realized he was dealing with a very unusual condition that he could not diagnose. He prepared urine samples and sent them to the University of Colorado Science Center's Dr. Steve Goodman, a professor of pediatrics who runs a laboratory that detects rare genetic diseases. Goodman soon made a startling...
  • Minister warns of ‘inbred’ Muslims

    02/11/2008 12:11:54 PM PST · by XR7 · 36 replies · 178+ views
    The Times ^ | 2/11/2008 | Dipesh Gadher, Christopher Morgan and Jonathan Oliver
    A government minister has warned that inbreeding among immigrants is causing a surge in birth defects - comments likely to spark a new row over the place of Muslims in British society. Phil Woolas, an environment minister, said the culture of arranged marriages between first cousins was the “elephant in the room”. Woolas, a former race relations minister, said: “If you have a child with your cousin the likelihood is there’ll be a genetic problem.” The minister, whose views were supported by medical experts this weekend, said: “The issue we need to debate is first cousin marriages, whereby a lot...
  • Minister warns of ‘inbred’ Muslims

    02/09/2008 7:09:50 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 38 replies · 369+ views
    Timesonline,co.uk ^ | February 10, 2008 | Dipesh Gadher, Christopher Morgan and Jonathan Oliver
    A government minister has warned that inbreeding among immigrants is causing a surge in birth defects - comments likely to spark a new row over the place of Muslims in British society. Phil Woolas, an environment minister, said the culture of arranged marriages between first cousins was the “elephant in the room”. Woolas, a former race relations minister, said: “If you have a child with your cousin the likelihood is there’ll be a genetic problem.” The minister, whose views were supported by medical experts this weekend, said: “The issue we need to debate is first cousin marriages, whereby a lot...
  • Daughter Of Fred Phelps, Westboro Baptist Church Founder, In Court Today (Child Abuse)

    11/05/2007 7:42:37 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies · 1,237+ views
    StopTheACLU.com ^ | November 5, 2007 | StopTheACLU.com
    Daughter Of Fred Phelps, Westboro Baptist Church Founder, In Court Today by Susan @ 8:04 pm. Filed under ACLU, 1st Amendment, Child Exploitation, News, Fallen Heros Recently we saw Albert Snyder, father of Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, take the Westboro Baptist Church, which is no more than a cult disguising itself as a church, to court for disrupting the funeral of his hero Marine son with protests. Then we showed you that the father won his lawsuit and was awarded $11 million dollars in damages. You hear Phelps reaction to that news here and you can see all of Stop...
  • SF News Anchor: Dale Earnhardt Jr. "Should Marry His Stepmother"

    09/20/2007 12:49:16 AM PDT · by L.N. Smithee · 7 replies · 263+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | September 20, 2007 | L.N. Smithee
    A popular San Francisco news anchor inexplicably made a joke on a Wednesday evening newscast suggesting NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. “should marry his stepmother.” First, some background: Preceding the quip by KPIX news anchor Dana King was a flawed report from sports anchor Dennis O’Donnell about the unveiling of the stock car Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be racing with his new team next season. Dale Jr., son of the late NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Sr., is in his final season with Dale Earnhardt Inc., the racing team his father founded and left to Dale Jr.’s stepmother, Teresa Earnhardt. Dale...
  • The Radical Evil Of The Palestinian Arab Population

    08/07/2007 11:53:27 AM PDT · by Posting · 26 replies · 919+ views
    TownHall ^ | June 20, 2007
    The Radical Evil Of The Palestinian Arab PopulationBy Ben ShapiroWednesday, June 20, 2007The battle over the Palestinian Arab territory in the Gaza Strip is a battle between extremists and more radical extremists. Last week, the extremists, led by Holocaust denier and Fatah strongman Mahmoud Abbas, were ousted in a bloody coup by the radical extremists, Islamist terrorist group Hamas. Yet, instead of allowing Fatah and Hamas to slug it out, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice informed newly appointed Abbas frontman Prime Minister Salam Fayyad that America would resume aid to the Palestinian Authority. "I told the prime minister that we...
  • Brother and sister fight Germany's incest laws

    03/02/2007 6:31:06 PM PST · by DeerfieldObserver · 53 replies · 6,043+ views
    The Guardian ^ | February 27, 2007
    German brother and sister are challenging the law against incest so that they can continue their relationship free from the threat of imprisonment. Patrick Stübing, an unemployed locksmith, and his sister Susan have had four children together since starting a sexual relationship in 2000. Three of the children are in foster care, and two have unspecified disabilities. The couple, who live near Leipzig, grew up separately and only met many years later. Their supporters say they will fight until incest is no longer regarded as a criminal offence, arguing that the law is out of date. They say it harks...
  • Genetic defects rise with fad-driven inbreeding of dogs in Japan

    12/28/2006 5:37:10 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 109 replies · 1,901+ views
    Martin Fackler ^ | 12/27/06
    A breeder in Sakaide city on Shikoku, Japan, took this photo of one of his little dogs, which are in demand and expensive. ( Hidekazu Kawanabe ) Genetic defects rise with fad-driven inbreeding of dogs in Japan By Martin Fackler Wednesday, December 27, 2006 TOKYO Care for a Chihuahua with a blue hue? How about a teacup poodle so tiny it will fit into a purse — the canine equivalent of a bonsai? The Japanese sure do. Rare and unique dogs are highly prized here and can set buyers back more than ¥1 million, or about $8,400. But the...
  • Who's Whose Kid in Hollywood

    12/16/2006 10:21:50 AM PST · by bannie · 31 replies · 926+ views
    Self ^ | 15DEC06 | self
    On another thread the subject of neoptism of hollywoodies came up, and it seemed that it might be interesting to pool knowledge about who in Hollywood broke into the tight movie union because of their connections. Who's Whose Kid in Hollywood Nicholas Cage is Francis Ford Coppola's nephew. Anyone who saw him in Peggy Sue Got Married KNOWS he only got hired because of his uncle. He got to learn by being an apprentice in the trenches--that's a gift. Kate Hudson is Goldie Hawn's daughter.Gwennie Paltrow is the daughter of Bruce Paltrow and Blythe Danner.
  • Genetic disorders in the Arab world

    11/24/2006 9:24:43 AM PST · by AdmSmith · 121 replies · 4,074+ views
    British Medical Journal ^ | October 21, 2006 | Lihadh Al-Gazali, Hanan Hamamy, Shaikha Al-Arrayad
    Available data suggest that genetic and congenital disorders are more common in Arab countries than in industrialised countries; recessively inherited disorders account for a substantial proportion of physical and mental handicap. Several factors may contribute to the high prevalence of genetically determined disorders: High consanguinity rates 25-60% of all marriages are consanguineous, and the rate of first cousin marriages is high. In addition, isolated subpopulations with a high level of inbreeding exist. Furthermore, in many parts of the Arab world the society is still tribal. This has made the epidemiology of genetic disorders complicated, as many families and tribal groups...
  • A feet of imagination - A TV program tonight stoops low to showcase evolution

    03/18/2006 12:16:51 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 6 replies · 468+ views
    Answers in Genesis ^ | March 17, 2006 | Mark Looey
    No story related to human evolution has drawn as much press—and as much imagination—in recent times as the account of family members in Turkey (of Kurdish descent) who walk hunched over, using their hands as well as feet to ambulate. In fact, over a one-week period, more AiG supporters alerted us to this news item than any other we have ever received—by far. Initially some scientists thought this bizarre story might have been a hoax, but after studying this family for some time, a TV documentary crew and researchers have concluded that it is not (e.g., the siblings, they discovered,...
  • Prince Charles says global warming bigger threat than terrorism

    03/17/2006 2:19:09 PM PST · by freedom44 · 88 replies · 1,281+ views
    Malaysia Sun ^ | 3/17/06 | Malaysia Sun
    Prince Charles, addressing a small business group in London, called climate change a bigger danger than terrorism. The heir to the British throne urged business to take advantage of technology to become more energy efficient. He was speaking at a meeting of the Confederation of British Industry, The Scotsman reported. The prince quoted John Coomber, a director of an organization that assesses risk who called global warming the number one risk in the world, ahead of terrorism and demographic change. 'I think he has got a point,' Prince Charles said.
  • The risks of cousin marriage (Pakistanis in the UK)

    11/17/2005 8:11:12 AM PST · by dennisw · 55 replies · 1,863+ views
    bbc ^ | Wednesday, 16 November 2005, 13:45 GMT | Justin Rowlatt
    It is estimated that at least 55% of British Pakistanis are married to first cousins and the tradition is also common among some other South Asian communities and in some Middle Eastern countries. But there is a problem: marrying someone who is themselves a close family member carries a risk for children - a risk that lies within the code of life; within our genes. Communities that practice cousin marriage experience higher levels of some very rare but very serious illnesses - illnesses known as recessive genetic disorders. Open debate Now, one Labour MP is calling for an end to...
  • Newdow Wants To Change Entire Pledge Of Allegiance

    10/05/2005 4:54:09 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 70 replies · 1,980+ views
    KCRA ^ | 10/05/05 | KCRA
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A man who is fighting to get the words "under God" out of the Pledge of Allegiance was back in federal court Wednesday, making some surprising comments about the case. Although the hearing was a procedural matter with no key rulings, Michael Newdow said that if he is successful in having the words removed from the pledge at the U.S. Supreme Court level, it still wouldn't be enough. Newdow believes that it is time to get rid of the old Pledge of Allegiance altogether. He said that it's impractical to just change the pledge because children will...
  • Inbreeding and the Arab World's Pathologies

    08/25/2005 5:03:15 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 37 replies · 1,211+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 25, 2005 | P. David Hornik
    The lead article in the August issue of the Israel Medical Association Journal reports success in lowering infant mortality rates among Arabs in the Western Galilee. These rates being generally twice as high among Israeli Arabs as among Israeli Jews, by 2002 an Israeli health program launched in the late 1980s had lowered the rate among Western Galilee Arabs to about 1.5 that of the Jews in the area. The program found three main factors causing the high rates among the Arabs: infections, home births, and diseases resulting from inbreeding. About 40 percent of Muslim and Druze women and 70...
  • Braking News: We Trolls Need a Strategy to avoid getting ZOTTED!

    06/04/2005 6:56:12 PM PDT · by washington conservative · 260 replies · 5,302+ views
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  • Kissing Cousins

    04/05/2005 11:43:17 AM PDT · by soundandvision · 135 replies · 3,226+ views
    Centre Daily. com and AP ^ | Mon, Apr. 04, 2005 | DAN NEPHIN
    Prohibitions on cousin marriage mostly a U.S. phenomenon DAN NEPHIN Associated Press PITTSBURGH - It started out as the kind of childhood crush that often becomes family lore shared at reunions years later. Eventually though, first cousins Donald W. Andrews Sr. and Eleanore Amrhein realized they had a deeper love and wanted to marry. But they couldn't do it in their home state of Pennsylvania, or 23 other states that prohibit first cousins from marrying. Instead, they tied the knot last month in Maryland, and their nuptials highlighted a relationship that often draws scorn but advocates say is just misunderstood...
  • Massachusetts: Great State, but How Do You Explain Kennedy and Kerry?

    02/08/2005 7:46:08 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 24 replies · 804+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | FEBRUARY 8, 2005 | JB WILLIAMS
    The people of Massachusetts enjoy a beautiful landscape rich in history, some of our nation’s most prominent universities, and the fourth highest per capita income in the country. Yet they can’t come up with better representatives than John Kerry and Teddy Kennedy. How is this possible? One, the nation’s most prominent coward, the other called traitor by his band of brothers, our country's two most socialist senators, the two biggest national embarrassments of modern times, and both from Massachusetts. I’m afraid this does not look good for the people who keep electing them… I suspect that Senator Kennedy has garnered...
  • Kerry's Royal Blood

    08/16/2004 4:49:00 PM PDT · by KiloLima · 89 replies · 1,831+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8/16/04 | Kate Kelland
    After months of research into Kerry's ancestry, Burke's Peerage, experts on British aristocracy, reported Monday that the Vietnam war veteran is related to all the royal houses of Europe and can claim kinship with Czar Ivan "The Terrible," a previous Emperor of Byzantium and the Shahs of Persia. Burke's director Harold Brooks-Baker said Kerry had his mother, Rosemary Forbes, to thank for most of his royal connections. "Every maternal blood line of Kerry makes him more royal than any previous American president," Brooks-Baker said.
  • Prince Asks Scientists To Look Into "Grey Goo"

    06/05/2003 8:35:32 AM PDT · by white rose · 42 replies · 296+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 5/06/2003 | Roger Highfield
    Fears by the Prince of Wales that armies of microscopic robots could turn the face of the planet into an uninhabitable wasteland have prompted the nation's top scientists and engineers to launch an inquiry. Having attacked GM foods in the past, Prince Charles has more recently turned his attention to nanotechnology, the ability to manipulate matter at scales of billionths of a metre. Concerned by claims by environmentalists that swarms of rogue "nanomachines" could one day reduce all in their path to "grey goo", the prince has asked the Royal Society to help him to weigh up the risks. Yesterday,...
  • RFK Jr. has plenty of material for magazine gig

    11/13/2002 4:14:05 AM PST · by Leisler · 7 replies · 227+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, November 13, 2002 | Howie Carr
    by So Bobby Kennedy Jr. is going to become a celebrity magazine writer, and his first assignment is a 14,000-word defense of his cousin, tubby alcoholic layabout and now convicted murderer Michael Skakel. Can't wait to read it. After all, Bobby's a very distinguished lawyer. He passed the bar exam on his third try - that's seven fewer times than it took the Kennedy family's handpicked candidate for Barnstable County district attorney last week. Now Bobby sues pig farms, he endorses Hillary, he's against the Navy shelling of Vieques, not to mention he's a regular on the Kennedy-trial circuit, appearing...
  • State's $300G slogan just isn't going to Make It

    10/19/2002 5:27:52 AM PDT · by Leisler · 14 replies · 251+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | Friday, October 18, 2002 | Howie Carr
    Budget crisis? What state budget crisis? Now the commonwealth spends $300,000 on an advertising firm that comes up with a state slogan which isn't half as good as any of the joke slogans that we all came up with two months ago, and on top of that, it's half-plagiarized from an old slogan. The new slogan: ``Massachusetts . . . Make It Yours.'' The old slogan: ``Make It in Massachusetts.'' I'm telling you, Doris Kearns Goodwin and the late Stephen Ambrose got into trouble for much less obvious lifting of other people's work than that. When the ``Make It Yours''...