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  • Ted Cruz Cartoon Is Pulled by Washington Post

    12/23/2015 9:16:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/23/2015 | By DANIEL VICTOR
    The Washington Post pulled a cartoon from its site on Tuesday that depicted Senator Ted Cruz's young daughters as monkeys. Mr. Cruz, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, angrily denounced the cartoon in a fund-raising email that sought to bring in $1 million. The illustration, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Ann Telnaes, was replaced late Tuesday by a note from Fred Hiatt, The Post's editorial page editor. "It's generally been the policy of our editorial section to leave children out of it," Mr. Hiatt wrote. "I failed to look at this cartoon before it was published. I understand why...
  • Willie Geist Calls Out MSM Bias in 'Disgusting' WaPo Cartoon Mocking Cruz Kids

    12/23/2015 5:03:12 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 47 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    There was surprising consensus on today's Morning Joe concerning the Washington Post cartoon that depicted Ted Cruz as an organ grinder and his youngs girls as monkeys. From Mika Brzezinski to Joe Scarborough to Harold Ford, Jr., there was universal condemnation of Ann Telnaes' foul image. Willie Geist said it best: "people look for moments of bias in the media. Here's one right here. You can't be selectively offended by cartoons. If that had been a Democrat, or God forbid the President of the United States, they would have lit the house on fire. There would have been wall-to-wall coverage...
  • Washington Post cartoon smears Cruz’s little girls as monkeys

    12/23/2015 4:17:14 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 42 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/23/15 | Judi McLeodi
    Yes, Caroline and Catherine, there really is a Santa Claus, but not over at the Grinch-like Washington Post It would seem that if you’re already a president, your children are off bounds to the smears of yellow journalism. But if you are only running for Republican candidacy to represent the party in an upcoming presidential race, your little ones can be depicted as ‘trained monkeys’. It’s Christmas time for children everywhere other than at the Washington Post where the seven and four year old daughters of Senator Ted Cruz were fair game for cartoonist Ann Telnaes until public disapproval stepped...
  • WaPo removes cartoon showing Cruz daughters as monkeys

    12/22/2015 8:29:04 PM PST · by PROCON · 57 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Dec. 22, 2015 | T. Becket Adams
    UPDATE 12.22.15: The Washington Post removed the cartoon late Tuesday evening, and issued an apology explaining that they did not review Telnaes' work prior to publishing. "It's generally been the policy of our editorial section to leave children out of it," Post editor Fred Hiatt said in a statement. "I failed to look at this cartoon before it was published. I understand why Ann thought an exception to the policy was warranted in this case, but I do not agree."
  • See How Cruz’s Children Were Depicted in WaPo Cartoon, You’ll Understand Why He’s Not Happy

    12/22/2015 6:16:38 PM PST · by Wilderness Conservative · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/22/15
    Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz slammed the Washington Post Tuesday for publishing a cartoon appearing to depict his children as monkeys. Ann Telnaes, a Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, argued that because the Texas senator had used his children as “political props” in a recent Christmas parody infomercial they were “fair game.” A representative for the Post could not be reached for comment in time for publication by TheBlaze. UPDATE, 8:40 p.m. ET: The Washington Post retracted the cartoon and replaced it with an editor’s note from Fred Hiatt. It reads: It’s generally been the policy of our editorial section to...
  • Ted Cruz GOES OFF On Washington Post After Cartoonist Depicts His Kids As Monkeys

    12/22/2015 4:55:20 PM PST · by VinL · 62 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/22/15 | Chuck Ross
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz slammed The Washington Post on Tuesday after the paper depicted his two young daughters as monkeys in an editorial cartoon. In an article accompanying her drawing, Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Ann Telnaes wrote that while it is an "unspoken rule in editorial cartooning that a politician’s children are off-limits," she felt that Cruz's daughters, Caroline and Catherine, were "fair game" because the Republican presidential candidate used them in a Christmas parody video Ted Cruz uses his kids as political props https://t.co/gKT8Jhjm17 pic.twitter.com/GNfoP4batF — Ann Telnaes (@AnnTelnaes) December 22, 2015 Cruz responded, urging Telnaes to attack him...
  • Red Rose Tea chimps (Burgh Thing?)

    08/30/2015 10:35:58 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 51 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prVRwXAWFeA ^ | Published on February 11, 2013 | MrAlcue You Tube account
    Another late night/early morning whimsical post concerning music and a memorable TV commercial. Here's the link to the 1960's Red Rose song, very catchy.
  • How hedge-fund geniuses got beaten by monkeys again

    06/26/2015 5:39:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 06/25/2015 | Brett Arends
    The average hedge fund has produced a worse investment performance in the first half of this year than a portfolio consisting of a savings account at your local bank and a random collection of stocks picked by a blindfolded monkey. Stop me if youve heard this one before. According to the benchmark HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index, tracked by Hedge Fund Research Inc., the average hedge fund has earned its investors just 2.4% so far this year net of fees. By contrast, the average stock in the MSCI World index of the developed countries equity markets is up 7.7%. Hedge-fund...
  • Nobody can resist petting a litter of wriggly puppies... not even this MONKEY

    03/30/2015 10:44:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    The only thing cuter than a litter of puppies may be a little monkey going gaga over a bunch of newborn pups. A video of a capuchin monkey after its introduced to a gaggle of black and white puppies that have yet to even open their eyes proves it. Like any human pet lover, the monkey immediately goes in for a big hug. He then pets the pups just like a kid who's just gotten his first dog. Minus a brief moment where the monkey appears to search one of the dog's fur for parasites, its reaction is indiscernible from...
  • New monkey species discovered in the Amazon rainforest

    03/04/2015 8:56:19 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 03-04-2015 | by Sarah Rakowski & by Fauna & Flora International
    Scientists have discovered a new species of titi monkey in Brazil, according to a recent paper published in scientific journal Papis Avulsos de Zoologia. Titis are new world monkeys found across South America. These tree-dwelling primates have long, soft fur and live in small family groups consisting of a monogamous pair and their offspring. Rather touchingly, they are often observed sitting or sleeping with their tails entwined. In 2011, researcher Julio Csar Dalponte spotted an unusual looking titi monkey on the east bank of the Roosevelt River, whose colouration did not match any known species. Intrigued, a team of...
  • Twists, turns, eventually lead to promising Ebola vaccine

    02/09/2015 6:57:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 9, 2015 | Lauran Neergaard (Associated Press)
    WASHINGTON (AP) It took 16 years of twists and turns. Over and over, Dr. Nancy Sullivan thought she was close to an Ebola vaccine, only to see the next experiment fail. A case of resuscitation more than once, is how the National Institutes of Health researcher describes the journey.
  • Monkeying Around? Govt Reportedly Spending $3.9M to Study Drunken Primates

    09/13/2014 6:17:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Sep. 12, 2014 5:12PM
    Is the government monkeying around on your dime? The National Institutes of Health is reportedly spending $3.9 million over five years to study the effects of excessive drinking on monkeys.
  • 'Promising' Ebola vaccine to go into trials - and it could be available by the end of the year

    08/28/2014 11:07:23 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 August 2014 | Jenny Hope for the Daily Mail
    Britons are to be the first in the world to test a new vaccine against the deadly ebola virus. Altogether 60 healthy volunteers will be given the vaccine next month in a trial led by Oxford University scientists. If the vaccine performs as well in humans as in monkeys, the trial will be extended to 80 people in The Gambia and in Mali. The entire trial programme is being fast-tracked subject to ethical approval with the intention of using the vaccine in people at high risk in West Africa early next year. Latest figures show that more than...
  • Monkeys Are Better Stockpickers Than You'd Think: Dart-throwing primates demolish S&P 500 returns

    06/20/2014 6:46:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Barron's ^ | 06/20/2014 | By JACK HOUGH
    "A blindfolded monkey throwing darts at a newspaper's financial pages could select a portfolio that would do just as well as one carefully selected by experts," Burton Malkiel famously argued in his classic 1973 book, A Random Walk Down Wall Street. Malkiel may have given too little credit to monkeys. Start with the record: U.S. large-company mutual funds have routinely failed to beat the Standard & Poor's 500 index since S&P began keeping score in 2002. Over the past five years, for example, 73% of active funds have fallen short of that benchmark. Today's fund families may appear well-stocked with...
  • The most painful speech ever [Democrat Tries to be funny, Epic Fail]

    02/07/2014 7:30:31 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/6/14 | Rachel Bade
    ....It was supposed to be a comedy an annual ritual where a member of Congress entertains a wonky crowd of journalists, lawmakers, and all variety of political insiders with jokes you wouldnt mind repeating to your mother. But more people were wincing than laughing.
  • Democrat Compares Republicans to Monkeys Typing Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi!

    02/06/2014 9:33:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 61 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/62014 | Jim Hoft
    Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) delivered the keynote speech yesterday at the Washington Press Club Foundation. The far left politician compared Republicans to monkeys and gave a shout out to Nancy Pelosi and all my sisters in the libido caucus. The Politico reported: Washingtonians sit through terrible speeches all the time: dry rules hearings, partisan floor lectures and, lets face it, even the State of the Union some years. So it was a bad day for Rep. Donna Edwards Thursday, when Washingtonians gathered at coffee pots and in lunch rooms across town and deemed her performance at the Washington Press Club...
  • What Pet Friendly Hotels Dont Want You to Know

    01/16/2014 10:21:29 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Pet 360 ^ | unknown | Carol Bryant
    Ive traveled the country with dogs for over 20 years, so I can honestly say I have slept in some not so swift rooms and some that have been oh-so-divine. Pet friendly, however, is not always what its cracked up to be, and if youve had a less-than-stellar experience at a supposed pet friendly establishment, you are nodding in agreement. How many of you, when calling a hotel or facility to ask if they are pet friendly ask something like this: Hi. Can you tell me if you allow pets? How many of you ask, Hello, are you pet welcoming?...
  • On the Story of the Tower of Babel and What it Says to Us Today

    11/07/2011 1:02:13 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | November 7, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In our Parish Sunday School classes I have asked that we read basic Bible Stories and discuss them, along with the rest of the curriculum. There is nothing like an old Bible story to teach fundamental points. For my part I teach the parents while their children are in class. Today we discussed the story of the Tower of Babel (Gen 11). It is a story that has much to teach us, especially in this modern and proud world.I’d like to ponder one particular aspect here on the blog, the issue of technology, and how it relates to modern times...
  • 'Humans evolved after a female chimpanzee mated with a pig

    11/30/2013 3:12:24 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 223 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09:45 GMT, 30 November 2013 | By DAMIEN GAYLE
    The human species began as the hybrid offspring of a male pig and a female chimpanzee, a leading geneticist has suggested. The startling claim has been made by Eugene McCarthy, of the University of Georgia, who is also one of the worlds leading authorities on hybridisation in animals. He points out that while humans have many features in common with chimps, we also have a large number of distinguishing characteristics not found in any other primates. Dr McCarthy says these divergent characteristics are most likely the result of a hybrid origin at some point far back in human evolutionary history....
  • Deputies Find Abducted Nebraska Monkeys in Florida

    09/24/2013 4:06:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 20, 2013 | Barbara Hijek
    These twin brothers must have gone so ape over a pair of monkeys that they're now accused of swiping them from a Nebraska home and bringing them to Florida. On Monday, a woman from Nebraska contacted her local deputies to report that two of her apes were AWOL, reports the Lee County Sheriff's Office. The woman reportedly had an inkling that two 20-year-old twin brothers -- Michael and Jacob Ruehlman -- had something to do with the pilfered primates, a pair of Gibbons monkeys. A two states law investigation traced the abducted apes, along with the twins, to Fort Myers,...
  • (Commie-Soviet Mad Science) The Man Who Tried to Make Human-Ape Hybrids

    06/14/2013 8:37:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    IO9 ^ | June 14, 2013 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    The man who tried to make human-ape hybrids Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov was a gifted scientist, a dedicated conservationist, and a practical, grounded man who expanded everyone's understanding of animal husbandry. He also, for years, tried to make human-ape hybrids. The post-revolution USSR was a nation that wanted to wholly embrace new technology and progressive science while reinforcing traditional nationalistic pride. It's no wonder that Ilya Ivanovic Ivanov fit right in. He was a biologist who wanted to split his talents evenly between innovation and preservation. Ivanov got a lot of Soviet and international support because he'd been doing useful work...
  • Canadian jihadists disturbing video shows fanaticism of rebels who may have inspired Boston bomber

    05/02/2013 9:53:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    National Post ^ | 5/1/2013 | Stewart Bell
    For seven minutes, five Dagestan rebels spoke into a video camera about killing infidels and how the good deeds they were doing would absolve them of 700 sins committed during their lifetimes. Filmed by a Canadian jihadist fighter before he was killed by Russian security forces, the video offers a disturbing glimpse of the fanaticism of the rebels who may have inspired Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev does not appear in the footage, which was obtained by the National Post. But it was recorded and narrated by William Plotnikov, a Canadian whose alleged links to Tsarnaev are now under...
  • MISSING LINK between HUMANS and MONKEYS FOUND

    04/09/2013 10:10:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    The Register ^ | 04/09/2013 | By Jasper Hamill
    Scientists claim to have identified the missing link between human speech and monkey chatter. Researchers analysed the distinctive "lip-smacking" sounds made by wild gelada baboons of the Ethopian highlands and found striking similarities to human speech. Their noises are so human-like that Thore Bergman, an assistant professor with the University of Michigan, thought he heard people talking while he was hanging out with the creatures. "I would find myself frequently looking over my shoulder to see who was talking to me, but it was just the geladas," he said. "It was unnerving to have primate vocalizations sound so much...
  • Ebola may go airborne

    11/16/2012 5:15:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Science News ^ | November 15, 2012 | Tina Hesman Saey
    The Ebola virus can spread through the air from pigs to macaques, a new study suggests. Transmission of the virus which causes an often fatal hemorrhagic fever in people and primates was thought to require direct contact with body fluids from an infected animal or person. But in the new study, published online November 15 in Scientific Reports, piglets infected with Ebola passed the virus to macaques housed in the same room even though the animals never touched. The evidence that the virus got from a pig to a monkey through a respiratory route is good, says Glenn...
  • Yorkshire housewife 'raised by monkeys in jungle'

    10/21/2012 3:43:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    The story of a Yorkshire housewife who spent five years in her childhood living with a colony of capuchin monkeys in Colombia is to be told for the first time in a book and planned television documentary. Marina Chapman learnt to catch birds and rabbits with her bare hands after being abandoned in the jungle by kidnappers, it was reported. The Tarzan-like episode was brought to an end when she was discovered by hunters but by her ordeal continued when she was sold to a brothel in the city of Cucuta, and groomed for prostitution. She escaped and spent years...
  • Lab tech parties with escaped monkeys

    08/23/2012 4:13:55 AM PDT · by Renfield · 35 replies
    clickorlando.com ^ | 8-22-2012
    A Georgia Health Sciences University lab tech was recently discovered in a campus locker room engaging in unusual behavior. Authorities said 32-year-old Coley Mitchell was jailed after he was found intoxicated with his pants down in a locker room in the Sanders Research and Education Building while two lab monkeys were found roaming free, outside their cages, the Augusta Chronicle reported. Mitchell was booked into Richmond County jail on charges of public intoxication. The monkeys were examined and found to be unharmed.
  • Real party animal: Lab tech found drunk with his pants down as monkeys run loose: police

    08/21/2012 3:11:51 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 53 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | August 21, 2012 | Anthony Bartkewicz
    No animals were harmed during Coley Mitchells one-man party in a science lab locker room. Two monkeys were out of their cages when cops found Mitchell at Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta last week, WJBF-TV reported, but veterinarians said they were fine. Mitchell, however, was intoxicated and sitting in a chair with his pants down, according to a police report. Cops said he was uncooperative and aggressive when they asked him to zip up and leave the lab. The 32-year-old technician was charged with public drunkenness and booked into Richmond County Jail.
  • Monkey doesn't appreciate your devious tactics

    Monkey maybe a Occupy Wall Street protester
  • Barack Obama and family go snorkelling in Hawaii

    12/28/2011 2:42:35 PM PST · by mdittmar · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | December 28, 2011 | The Telegraph
    President Barack Obama and his family spent a warm and sunny afternoon at one of the most popular snorkelling spots on the island of Oahu, where they released four green sea turtles into the water.
  • VIDEO: Drunk Man Attacked By Zoo Monkeys

    11/14/2011 9:02:43 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    NEWSCORE ^ | November 14, 2011
    MYFOXNY.COM - A drunk man, who attempted to cool off by swimming over to a monkey enclosure at a Brazilian zoo, ended up being attacked and badly injured. Video showed Joao Leite dos Santos after he peeled off his shirt and climbing into the narrow moat between visitors and the spider monkeys.
  • China vows to punish posters of Internet rumors

    09/30/2011 9:42:01 PM PDT · by quantim · 7 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Sep 30, 11:43 PM EDT
    <p>BEIJING (AP) -- China is renewing threats to punish people who post falsehoods on the Internet as the government tries to rein in a medium that has become a source of lively debate and criticism.</p> <p>A spokesperson for the State Internet Information Office said in a statement released late Friday that Internet rumors were malignant tumors that harm social stability.</p>
  • More Signs China Is Going Bust

    09/29/2011 6:13:17 PM PDT · by blam · 54 replies
    TMO ^ | 9-29-2011 | Justice Litle
    More Signs China Is Going Bust Economics / China Economy Sep 29, 2011 - 12:04 PM By: Justice Litle While the world fixates on Europe, signs of a China crash are mounting behind the scenes. Imagine you run a business with 3,000 employees. Your factories churn out 20 million pairs of sunglasses per year -- the best-selling brand in China. You are a celebrated businessman in your region, with expanded interests in real estate and solar energy. Oh, and one more thing: You are flat broke. As it turns out, your company borrowed huge sums at high interest -- more...
  • Macaque Attacks Girl In Walmart Lot

    08/23/2011 10:15:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    KCRA ^ | August 18, 2011
    Family Awaits Tests For Hepatitis BFinding a monkey in a Walmart parking lot can be surprising, especially when it's jumpy. A family had just arrived for a family trip to Walmart when they spotted a monkey in the SUV they parked next to. "As we got out, Tayce, being 8 years old, wanted to see the monkey. So, she got out, looked up at the monkey, said, 'Hi,' and he gave the animal just enough slack to where it could jump out, grab her by her hair, and bite her on the forehead," Mike Weeks told KY3 News. The monkey's...
  • A Blustering China's in Trouble

    08/07/2011 11:03:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 7, 2011 | Mike Shedlock
    Comments abound on the significance of the S&P downgrade of US debt. Some think it will affect the stock market open on Monday. I don't, but if it does, I suggest it will last at most a day. In "On the S&P ratings move" Bruce Krasting said essentially the same thing on the lasting effect, however he expects "interesting market action come Sunday night as this news is digested." Moreover, if there is "interesting action" Sunday evening, it may not have anything to do with the rating cut at all. Rather, I suspect it will be in relation to the...
  • Experiment Creates Advertisements to Sell Food to Monkeys

    07/23/2011 5:15:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Popsci ^ | 06.27.2011 | Julie Beck
    It was only a matter of time before monkeys, like their hairless primate counterparts, became the target of advertising. Laurie Santos, a primatologist at Yale University who was included in PopScis Brilliant Ten in 2007, is partnering with advertising executives Keith Olwell and Elizabeth Kiehner to create an ad campaign aimed at brown capuchin monkeys. The team hopes to determine if the presence of advertising will change a monkeys preference between two similar foods. Santos monkeys have already demonstrated that they understand the concept of money, and behave similarly to humans when making economic decisions. The monkeys will have a...
  • Two Monkeys Wed Secretly in India

    07/11/2011 7:03:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Gather ^ | July 10, 2011
    Two monkeys wed this weekend but were forced to do so secretly in the middle of the forests of Rajasthan. It would not be surprising if this love story between Raju and Chinki (the monkeys) was adapted into a Bollywood moviethe material is certainly all there! The wedding was India's first involving monkeysprobably because it is illegal in India for monkeys to wed, hence, the secrecy. Ramesh Saini, owner of the "groom," Raju, found the monkey unconscious three years ago and nursed him back to health. The monkey attracted crowds of people whenever he went outside. Ramesh, who has no...
  • 2 convicted of cruelty to monkeys on Bourbon Street

    07/08/2011 4:34:31 PM PDT · by loucon · 14 replies
    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2011/07/2_convicted_of_cruelty_to_monk.html ^ | Friday, July 08, 2011 | The Associated Press The Associated Press
    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says a Texas woman and a Florida man have been convicted of cruelty to monkeys they dressed as pirates and brought onto Bourbon Street nine days before Mardi Gras. State wildlife agents confiscated the monkeys Feb. 26 after watching them touch people as part of a street act.
  • Pavlov's Monkeys

    04/15/2011 10:02:34 AM PDT · by RightOnline · 13 replies · 1+ views
    email; author unknown | 4/15/11 | RightOnline
    If you start with a cage containing five monkeys and inside the cage, hang a banana on a string from the top and then you place a set of stairs under the banana, before long a monkey will go to the stairs and climb toward the banana. As soon as he touches the stairs, you spray all the other monkeys with cold water. After a while another monkey makes an attempt with same result ... all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to...
  • Trained Monkeys Proving Trusty Companions for Those in Need

    12/31/2010 6:34:42 AM PST · by Cardhu · 19 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | December 29th 2010 | Philip Bethge
    Specially-trained Capuchin monkeys in the US are helping physically disabled people with the housework by performing tasks such as removing garbage, fetching the telephone or switching on the microwave. The furry companions are also helping paraplegics cope with loneliness. It's her small hands that make Minnie especially useful. Hairy and slender, with slim fingers and black nails, the Capuchin monkey's hands are just right for twisting open a bottle of juice or fetching the telephone. And when Craig Cook's head itches, Minnie comes and scratches it until he feels better. "She is more human than you would think," Cook says....
  • Trained monkeys hired to protect athletes, visitors at Commonwealth Games

    09/28/2010 3:09:05 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 10 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | Sept. 28, 2010 | Chuck Schilken
    Organizers of this year's Commonwealth Games in New Delhi have had their share of problems, not the least of which are wild animals said to be infesting the stadiums and housing areas. Athletes and other visitors may take comfort in the fact that organizers have hired a well-trained team to keep the area safe ... although they may be slightly alarmed to learn that they are being protected by a team of monkeys. According to the UK's Daily Telegraph, a team of trained langur monkeys has been brought in to scare off wild animals, including wild dogs, snakes and other...
  • Animal Warfare: Could the Taliban Train Monkeys to Shoot?

    07/27/2010 1:05:02 PM PDT · by Cheesel · 28 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 7/27/10 | LiveScience
    A bizarre report of Taliban insurgents training monkeys and baboons to shoot at U.S. and NATO soldiers in Afghanistan seems unrealistic at best, according to an expert. The story that appeared this month in the Chinese People's Daily suggested that insurgents used a reward-and-punishment system to train macaques and baboons to target soldiers wearing U.S. military uniforms. The Taliban supposedly "taught monkeys how to use the Kalashnikov, Bren light machine gun and trench mortars," the People's Daily wrote.
  • Carnivorous Monkeys in Vietnam?

    04/11/2006 8:04:28 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies · 2,031+ views
    someone else | April 11 2006 | me
    A friend of mine didn't serve in Vietnam, but his brother did, and told him that there were monkeys who would gang up on and eat drunk guys staggering home. I find this a little hard to believe.
  • Planet of the apes: Monkeys taught to shoot Americans?

    07/12/2010 5:05:45 AM PDT · by drpix · 34 replies · 1+ views
    wnd.com ^ | 7/11/2010 | staff
    WASHINGTON Afghanistan's Taliban terrorists are training monkeys to shoot American soldiers with automatic weapons, according to British and Chinese media agencies. In the Taliban stronghold of Waziristan, journalists took pictures of some "monkey soldiers" holding AK-47s and Bren light machine guns. The official People's Daily in China explained the emergence of "monkey soldiers" as just another facet of "asymmetrical warfare." "The United States launched the war in Afghanistan using the world's most advanced weapons, such as highly-intelligent robots to detect bombs on roadsides and unmanned aerial vehicles to attack major Taliban targets," said the report. "In response, the Taliban...
  • Chimps kill each other for territory, study finds

    06/21/2010 6:34:12 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 31 replies
    World Science ^ | June 21, 2010 | staff
    Chimps, just like humans, kill each other for territory, researchers have found. Chimpanzees kill each other. They kill their neighbors. Up until now, we have not known why. Our observations indicate that they do so to expand their territories at the expense of their victims, said John Mitani of the University of Michigan, a member of the research group. The slayings usually are committed by small groups of males on patrol, said the scientists. But unlike in much human warfarewhere armies are sometimes willing to attack other, comparably sized armiesthe chimp killers specifically seek out lone or badly outnumbered victims...
  • Monkey Phobia Woman Savaged By Macaques

    06/18/2010 9:56:09 AM PDT · by MissTed · 110 replies · 1,545+ views
    Sky News ^ | 6/18/10 | Staff
    A British woman who went to a Thai nature resort to conquer her fear of monkeys has been savaged by a pack of macaques. Dee Darwell, 56, lost consciousness after the monkeys surrounded her and sank their teeth into her arms and body. Many of the primates remained hanging from her limbs as she lay collapsed with blood spurting from a "deep, deep hole" in her arm. She was eventually rescued by Thai boatmen and was taken to Bangkok Phuket Hospital. The horrific attack happened on Monkey Island near to the popular holiday island of Phuket in southern Thailand. "I...
  • Breakthrough in fight against fatal Ebola as new drug saves 100% of monkeys tested! (Praise God!)

    05/29/2010 4:21:54 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 29 replies · 708+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 10:57 PM on 29th May 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A gene silencing approach can save monkeys from high doses of the most lethal strain of Ebola virus in what researchers call the most viable route yet to treating the deadly and frightening infection. They used small interfering RNAs or siRNAs, a new technology being developed by a number of companies, to hold the virus at bay for a week until the immune system could take over. Tests in four rhesus monkeys showed that seven daily injections cured 100 per cent of them. U.S. government researchers and a small Canadian biotech company, Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, worked together to develop the new...
  • The Probability of Monkeys Typing Shakespeare

    05/20/2010 5:03:54 AM PDT · by mattstat · 19 replies · 447+ views
    How long would it take a monkey typing randomly to reproduce the completes works of William (great name, incidentally) Shakespeare? Once we know that, we can answer how long it would take a barrelful. If that is, we knew how many monkeys would fit in a standard barrel. In experiments conducted by your author, I can tell you the answer is eleven, but you have to press hard. A typewritten work is composed, of course, of words, and in between those words are spaces and the occasional punctuation. Separating the words are headings, themselves comprised of words and numbers. According...
  • Two arrested two over monkey meatballs

    04/28/2010 7:26:45 PM PDT · by mainsail that · 31 replies · 649+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4-27-2010 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Indonesian police have arrested a couple who made meatballs from the flesh of protected monkeys, an animal conservation group said on Wednesday. The pair poached dozens of rare Javan langurs, also known as silver-leaf monkeys, from Baluran National Park in the east of Java island, according to a statement released by Indonesia-based animal protection group ProFauna.
  • Man arrested at B.C. border with 'terrorist resources'

    11/13/2009 10:27:37 PM PST · by Cindy · 39 replies · 2,180+ views
    CTVBC.ctv.ca - THE CANADIAN PRESS ^ | Updated: Wed Nov. 11 2009 05:51:51 | n/a
    The Canadian Press VANCOUVER SNIPPET: "Khaled Nawaya, a flight instructor, was arrested by Canada Border Services agents when they found $800,000 in gold coins and other currency in his car and pockets on Oct. 6, as he crossed into Surrey, B.C., near Vancouver." SNIPPET: "He'd been living in the U.S. since he was 17 and had gained approval for permanent residency in Canada. Besides the gold, Canadian agents found a ring bearing the insignia of Hezbollah, which has been listed as a terrorist organization by the Canadian government since 2002. They also seized 9/11 conspiracy theory-themed DVDs and a...
  • NASA to Bomb Monkeys with Gamma Radiation

    11/14/2009 8:51:16 AM PST · by KevinDavis · 23 replies · 838+ views
    Gizmodo ^ | 11/13/09
    Dear NASA, I love you, but come on... Monkey radiation tests? What is this? The 50s? Are you going to resuscitate J. Edgar Hoover next? Didn't you guys see Matthew Broderick and Helen Hunt saving the monkeys in Project X? That's what NASA is planing to do: Use squirrel monkeys to test the possible effect of radiation in humans for long-term space missions. This is the first time the agency is going to test with monkeys since the days of the Mercury Project.