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  • Kenyan monkeys make 'lewd signs' at women

    10/24/2007 1:44:05 PM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 13 replies · 149+ views ^ | 10/24/2007 | Fox News
    <p>Who's a cheeky monkey? A troop of monkeys has been making "lewd signs" at women and children trying to harvest crops south of Nairobi, and the farmers feel so harassed that Kenya’s Wildlife Service is sending in animal-control teams to confront the animals.</p>
  • Monkeys Kill Delhi Deputy Mayor

    10/21/2007 2:50:20 PM PDT · by blam · 81 replies · 230+ views
    BBC ^ | 10-21-2007
    Monkeys kill Delhi deputy mayor Delhi has long struggled to cope with the marauding monkeys The deputy mayor of the Indian capital Delhi died on Sunday after being attacked by a horde of wild monkeys. SS Bajwa suffered serious head injuries when he fell from the first-floor terrace of his home on Saturday morning trying to fight off the monkeys. The city has long struggled to counter its plague of monkeys, which invade government complexes and temples, snatch food and scare passers-by. The High Court demanded the city find an answer to the problem last year. Solution elusiveOne approach has...
  • Kenyan Monkeys Make 'Lewd Signs' At Women

    08/24/2007 5:59:34 PM PDT · by blam · 53 replies · 1,289+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-24-2007 | Nick Wadhams
    Kenyan monkeys make 'lewd signs' at women By Nick Wadhams in Nairobi Last Updated: 3:10pm BST 24/08/2007 A troop of monkeys has been making "lewd signs" at women and children trying to harvest crops south of Nairobi, and the farmers feel so harassed that Kenya’s Wildlife Service is sending in animal-control teams to confront the animals. The creatures apparently have no respect for women The monkeys in the Kabete area even earned a mention in parliament last month when the local MP Paul Muite said his constituents feared the monkeys would sexually harass them. "Can the minister deploy game rangers...
  • "Sexist" Monkeys cause misery for village

    08/24/2007 8:11:57 AM PDT · by OldCorps · 20 replies · 952+ views
    BBC via Drudge ^ | 8/24/2007 | Juliet Njeri
    local MP Paul Muite urged the Kenyan Wildlife Service to help contain their aggressive behaviour. Mr Muite caused laughter when he told parliament that the monkeys had taken to harassing and mocking women in a village. They estimate there are close to 300 monkeys invading the farms at dawn. They eat the village's maize, potatoes, beans and other crops. And because women are primarily responsible for the farms, they have borne the brunt of the problem, as they try to guard their crops. The monkeys grab their breasts, and gesture at us while pointing at their private parts They say...
  • Monkey misery for Kenyan women villagers

    08/24/2007 7:06:41 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies · 942+ views
    BBC ^ | August 24, 2007 | Juliet Njeri
    A troop of vervet monkeys is giving Kenyan villagers long days and sleepless nights, destroying crops and causing a food crisis. Earlier this month, local MP Paul Muite urged the Kenyan Wildlife Service to help contain their aggressive behaviour. But Mr Muite caused laughter when he told parliament that the monkeys had taken to harassing and mocking women in a village. But this is exactly what the women in the village of Nachu, just south-west of Kikuyu, are complaining about.
  • Malaysia to export monkeys for research (And dinner!)

    08/18/2007 5:59:52 PM PDT · by Renfield · 1 replies · 106+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | 8-17-07
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia has defended its decision to allow the export of macaque monkeys for meat and scientific research purposes, saying it will help curb their booming population in cities where they attack people and raid homes for food. "We are talking about keeping a figure (of macaques) that is sustainable ... that will not cause problems to the people," Natural Resources and Environment Minister Azmi Khalid told reporters Friday. The government quietly lifted a decades-old ban on the export of macaques two months ago. Since then, Azmi said, he has received complaints that it is cruel to...
  • America Supports You: Group’s Monkeys Minister to Troops

    06/18/2007 4:43:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 281+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, June 18, 2007 – In Chelsea, Ala., offering servicemembers and their families encouragement is just plain monkey business. Beth VanSickle, founder of Sock Monkey Ministries, Inc., is joined by some of her creations before they ship out to provide hope and encouragement to deployed servicemembers. Sock Monkey Ministries volunteers create each monkey by hand, making it as unique as the message of support it carries. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Since February 2005, Sock Monkey Ministries, Inc. has been letting servicemembers know they’re not forgotten with handmade sock monkeys. Each monkey wears a yellow ribbon...
  • Fate of true camembert in doubt

    06/07/2007 12:16:50 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 24 replies · 656+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/7/2007 | Henry Samuel in Lessay
    Traditional camembert is in danger of dying out after two of the French cheese's biggest producers ended the 200-year-old custom of making it with "raw" milk. Premium camembert - the oozing, pungent variety - is made from unpasteurised, unsterilised lait cru, mainly from Normandy cows. But Lactalis, the world's biggest cheese maker, and the Isigny-Sainte-Mère cheese co-operative have now begun to use micro-filtered milk instead, arguing it is a necessary step to meet modern food safety requirements. ‘Raw’ milk being stirred as camembert is made The pair have become the first French cheese producers to give up the Normandy camembert...
  • Protests Against Surrender Monkeys Reid & Pelosi

    05/18/2007 7:02:23 AM PDT · by Lady J USA 1981 · 6 replies · 1,238+ views
    Protests Against Surrender Monkeys Reid & Pelosi Hundreds turn out for "Surrender is Not an Option" coordinated rallies (San Francisco, Las Vegas, Carson City). The rallies featured "Surrender Monkeys" mocking the defeat-retreat-surrender efforts of Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: Video of San Francisco Event - WITH MONKEYS! - HERE Video of Las Vegas Event - WITH MONKEY! - HERE Pictures from the Las Vegas Rally - HERE Reid Staff Closes Door in Face of Protestors - VIDEO HERE Report from Carson City Event - HERE! San Francisco Chronicle story - HERE CBS - San...
  • Hope for sex-boost slimming pill

    04/30/2007 6:37:44 AM PDT · by bedolido · 37 replies · 534+ views ^ | 04-30-2007 | staff writer
    Scientists are developing a pill which could boost women's libido and reduce their appetite. The hormone-releasing pill has so far only been given to female monkeys and shrews who displayed more mating behaviour and ate less. Around 40% of women are said to experience low libido at some point
  • America Supports You: Groups’ Monkeys Carry Encouragement to Troops (Sock-Monkeys that Is)

    04/19/2007 8:58:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 367+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, April 19, 2007 – About 1,000 sock monkeys are preparing to deploy to the Middle East with the mission of reminding servicemembers that the American public still supports them. A member of the Marine Corps League holds one of the few and the proud sock monkeys created by the Sock Monkey Ministries. The sock monkeys, all hand made by the Alabama-based group and its volunteers, are meant to let servicemembers serving overseas know that they’re not forgotten. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “I feel that sometimes our soldiers kind of get forgotten,” Beth VanSickle, the...
  • (BBC:) Should apes have human rights?

    03/29/2007 9:08:36 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 49 replies · 411+ views ^ | 03/29/2007 | Tom Geoghegan
    Should apes have human rights? By Tom Geoghegan BBC News Magazine Apes and humans have common ancestors but should they have the same rights? An international movement to give them "personhood" is gathering pace. What would Aristotle make of it? More than 2,000 years after the Greek philosopher declared Mother Nature had made all animals for the sake of man, there are moves to put the relationship on a more equal footing. Judges in Austria are considering whether a British woman, Paula Stibbe, should become legal guardian of a chimpanzee called Hiasl which was abducted from its family tribe in...
  • Tooth Decay Analysis Supports 'Out Of Africa' Theory Of Human Evolution

    03/17/2007 5:08:24 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 992+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-16-2007 | New York University
    Source: New York University Date: March 16, 2007 Tooth Decay Analysis Supports 'Out Of Africa' Theory Of Human Evolution Science Daily — A New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) research team has found the first oral bacterial evidence supporting the dispersal of modern Homo sapiens out of Africa to Asia. The team, led by Page Caufield, a professor of cariology and comprehensive care at NYUCD, discovered that Streptoccocus mutans, a bacterium associated with dental caries, has evolved along with its human hosts in a clear line that can be traced back to a single common ancestor who lived in...
  • Stressed Singaporeans crack down on thieving monkeys

    02/19/2007 7:30:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 709+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/19/07re | Gillian Murdoch
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - With monitor lizards, snakes, and bats prowling their parks, residents of tropical Singapore are no strangers to the occasional animal ambush. But it's not the iguanas or squirrels that have locals up in arms -- it's the monkeys. Gangs of long-tailed macaque monkeys have been causing havoc in housing estates bordering nature reserves; stealing food and brawling on the streets. "They roam the estate in groups of up to 20 &- rampaging the estate and turning over dustbins," one irate local wrote to the national paper in October. "They enter the house, open cupboards, steal food and...
  • Archaeologists find Akhenaten-era tomb (as a result of Dutch team excavation in the Sakkara area)

    02/14/2007 1:01:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 475+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/14/07 | Reuters
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Dutch archaeologists have discovered the tomb of the Pharaoh Akhenaten's seal bearer, decorated with paintings including scenes of monkeys picking and eating fruit, Egyptian antiquities officials said on Wednesday. The tomb belonged to the official named Ptahemwi and was discovered during a Dutch team's excavation in the Sakkara area, the burial ground for the city of Memphis, the state news agency MENA said, quoting chief antiquities official Zahi Hawass. Akhenaten, the 18th-dynasty pharaoh who ruled Egypt from 1379 to 1362 BC, abandoned most of the old gods and tried to imposed a monotheistic religion based on worship...
  • Zoo Pays Feng Shui Expert to Aid Monkeys

    02/14/2007 1:40:27 PM PST · by verum ago · 24 replies · 478+ views
    AP ^ | 2/13/07
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Zoo paid $4,500 to an expert in the ancient Chinese art of feng shui to ensure three endangered golden monkeys on loan from China can have a strong life force. Consulting the feng shui expert was part of the cost for a $7.4 million enclosure for the golden monkeys debuting at the zoo later his year. Feng shui focuses on balance in design to promote health and happiness. Feng shui is in demand among high-end architects and interior designers, but Beverly Hills-based feng shui expert Simona Mainini said the Los Angeles Zoo's effort...
  • No cheesy surrender for the Americans(Friday France Bash)

    09/08/2006 7:54:14 AM PDT · by isaiah55version11_0 · 11 replies · 696+ views
    JWR ^ | Sept. 8, 2006 | Wesley Pruden
    The only flaw in France, a wise man once said, is the people who live there. This is harsh, and unkind to hundreds, maybe thousands of nice Frenchmen, but the men elected to govern France invariably succeed in living up to Marianne's speckled reputation.
  • Senator apologises over 'monkey' slur

    08/15/2006 6:05:43 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 276 replies · 4,692+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 16 August 2006
    A LEADING US Republican Senator has sparked a furore for his use of a pejorative term to refer to an Asian man of Indian descent, a US newspaper has reported. The Washington Post reported that Senator George Allen, who is running for re-election to his Senate seat representing the southern state of Virginia, has apologised for what his opponent's campaign said were demeaning and insensitive comments. In remarks on Friday at campaign rally in Virginia, Senator Allen reportedly referred to the Indian-American man - a volunteer with the Senate campaign of his Democratic opponent - as a "macaca". Macaca is...
  • Black boys given monkey roles in UK school play

    06/23/2006 9:42:36 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 72 replies · 2,673+ views
    Kerala ^ | 23 June, 2006
    London: Charges of racial discrimination came to the fore again in Britain, this time in Bristol, when an angry black mother withdrew her son from a school play in which he was made to play the role of a monkey. Lorraine Rees locked horns with the Ashley Down Infant School in Bristol, accusing its administrators of being "culturally insensitive" towards her son and another boy, both aged seven.. Rees, 39, and a black musician, said her son, Myles, and another boy had told the organisers of the play that they wanted to play the role of hunters in the production,...
  • Report clears Lance Armstrong on (French) doping allegations

    05/31/2006 6:08:14 AM PDT · by 12B · 29 replies · 823+ views
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - Independent Dutch investigators cleared Lance Armstrong of doping in the 1999 Tour de France on Wednesday, and blamed anti-doping authorities for misconduct in dealing with the Austin, Texas, cyclist. More.....
  • Chimp Virus Is Linked to H.I.V.

    05/25/2006 9:40:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 64 replies · 2,394+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 26, 2006 | LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN
    By studying chimpanzee droppings in remote African jungles, scientists reported yesterday, they have found direct evidence of a missing link between a chimpanzee virus and the one that causes human AIDS. Scientists have long suspected that chimpanzees are the source of the human AIDS pandemic because at least one subspecies carries a simian immune deficiency virus closely related to H.I.V., the virus that causes AIDS. But because the simian virus, known as S.I.V.cpz, was identified in chimpanzees in captivity, researchers could not be sure that the same simian virus existed among these apes in the wild. It does, the team...
  • Nigerian Monkeys Drop Hints on Language Origin

    05/23/2006 4:32:06 PM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies · 625+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 23, 2006 | NICHOLAS WADE
    Researchers taping calls of the putty-nosed monkey in the forests of Nigeria may have come a small step closer to understanding the origins of human language. The researchers have heard the monkeys string two alarm calls into a combined sound with a different meaning, as if forming a word, Kate Arnold and Klaus Zuberbühler report in the current issue of Nature. Monkeys are known to have specific alarm calls for different predators. Vervet monkeys have one call for eagles, another for snakes and a third for leopards. But this seems a far cry from language because the vervets do not...
  • Drunk Monkeys Mirror People (Drunk Monkeys!!!)

    05/09/2006 11:01:08 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 11 replies · 1,242+ views
    Discovery Channel ^ | 5/9/2006 | Jennifer Viegas
    May 9, 2006—Monkeys drink more alcohol when housed alone, and some like to end a long day in the lab with a boozy cocktail, according to a new analysis of alcohol consumption among members of a rhesus macaque social group. These and other observed behaviors strongly correspond with human patterns of alcohol use. Researchers attribute a predisposition to alcohol abuse in some monkeys and people to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. In the study subjects, "blood alcohol levels often exceeded the .08 percent level, which is the legal limit for most states in the U.S.," said Scott Chen,...
  • Vatican's Evolutionists

    01/21/2006 7:53:08 PM PST · by Marianland · 33 replies · 991+ views ^ | 01/20/2006 | Rafael Brom
    Vatican's Evolutionists By Rafael Brom Catholics should wonder why Vatican constanly issuing a stout defence of Charles Darwin's Fraudulent Communist Religion "Theory of Evolution". Now we have Vatican's high ranked Cardinal claiming that the Genesis description of how God created the universe and Darwin's theory of evolution were "perfectly compatible" if the Bible were read correctly. Looks like that 150 million martyrs who were tortured and killed by communists since 1917 in the name of "Theory of Evolution" did not read their Bible correctly. I am sure that Vatican's Evolutionists will one day declare St. Peter as the First Communist...
  • German defense minister hopeful of diplomatic solution on Iran

    01/21/2006 4:32:37 PM PST · by familyop · 15 replies · 332+ views
    Germany's defense minister said in an interview released Saturday that he is hopeful of a diplomatic solution to the impasse over Iran's nuclear program, but argued that "all options" should remain open. Asked by the Bild am Sonntag weekly whether the threat of a military solution should remain in place, Franz Josef Jung was quoted as saying: "Yes, we need all options." "But absolutely everything must first be tried to reach a good result by diplomatic means," Jung added. "I am confident that there will be a diplomatic solution in the case of Iran." Germany, France and Britain have led...

    01/11/2006 8:48:15 PM PST · by Tyche · 15 replies · 541+ views ^ | Jan 11, 2006 |
    A CITY police force is struggling to contain a marauding band of terrifying, glue-sniffing "gangster monkeys". Wild macaques have been stealing bags of glue from addicts, getting high and launching attacks in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The crazed beasts have been biting people and stealing laundry. Deputy governor of the city's Daun Penh district Pich Socheata, said: "We have to remove the nasty creatures from the city. They grab glue bags from street kids, climb up into the trees and sniff it up." Officials have so far "detained" 15 macaques.
  • College Republicans Behave Better Than Liberals

    12/09/2005 8:01:57 AM PST · by Lloyd227 · 55 replies · 2,086+ views
    The Daily Campus [UConn] ^ | 12/9/2005 | Benjamin Woodard
    College Republicans Behave Better Than Liberals Letter to the Editor By: Benjamin Woodard Issue date: 12/9/05 Section: Commentary I am going to say something I never thought I would say as a UConn student. I commend the College Republicans. Not for their viewpoints, not for their choice of a speaker, but for how they behaved on Monday night during Cindy Sheehan's talk compared to the shameful display Ann Coulter received at the hands of dissenters on Wednesday night. This is, of course, not to say that I am impressed with Coulter at all. I find her comments, especially those spoken...
  • President Addresses Troops at Osan Air Base in Osan, Korea

    11/19/2005 6:58:03 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 16 replies · 566+ views
    PRESIDENT: Thank you all. Thank you all very much. (Applause.) Please be seated -- unless you don't have a seat. (Laughter.) Laura and I are so honored to be here. We thought we'd stop by and feel the thunder and the fury of the Mustangs. (Applause.) Thanks for greeting us. It's a privilege to stand with the brave men and women of the 51st Fighter Wing and the 7th Air Force. (Applause.) Our citizens are safer because you're ready to fight tonight. (Applause.) You're serving the cause of liberty on distant frontiers, and I bring a message from home: Your...
  • Bush: We WIll Defeat Enemy in Iraq

    11/19/2005 4:45:39 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 28 replies · 661+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11-19-05 | Associated Press via Fox News
    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — With the debate over a military pullout growing increasingly bitter back home, President Bush said Saturday that he is determined to keep troops in Iraq until the mission is complete. "We will never back down and we will never give in and we will never expect less than complete victory," Bush said during a quick layover at this military installation that is home to the primary U.S. Air Force unit in Korea. "We will defeat the enemy in Iraq." The president, wearing a brown leather bomber jacket with a patch that said "Commander in...
  • New York Area Freepers: Meet for the Veterans' Day Parade 11 a.m., 41st and Fifth

    11/10/2005 9:09:30 AM PST · by firebrand · 41 replies · 1,748+ views
    November 10, 2005 | firebrand
    We will meet tomorrow, November 11, at the northeast corner of 41st Street and Fifth Avenue, right across from the lions. Time: 11 a.m.The parade starts at either 23rd Street, if you believe 311, or 26th Street, if you believe the antiwar site, and goes UP Fifth Avenue to either 57th or 56th. Bring signs if you like.
  • Monkeys have a knack for shopping

    11/08/2005 10:51:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 508+ views
    New Indian Express ^ | Tuesday November 8 2005
    NEW YORK: Monkeys can be savvy shoppers too, say US scientists who found simians to exhibit the human tendency of avoiding losses and for acquiring gains. Economist Keith Chen and psychologist Laurie Santos at Yale University studied capuchin monkeys, native to Central and South America, and found them rational like humans, the New Scientist reported. Using metal chips as money, Chen and Santos induced the monkeys into buying bits of apple or cucumber from humans. They seemed to know what they're doing, the scientists said. When they made apple cheaper than cucumber - offering more food for the same number...
  • The Disputation: The Attempt To Arrest Our Alliance With Evangelicals

    05/12/2005 10:56:00 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 2 replies · 509+ views
    The Forward ^ | 5/13/'05 | David Klinghoffer
    The lobbying scandal that may lead to the downfall of Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay — a conservative evangelical Christian purportedly sabotaged by his friendship with an Orthodox Jewish lobbyist, Jack Abramoff — is of interest for what it says about the value of honesty in the political and media elite. Abramoff is depicted as the epitome of the mendacious, greedy Washington influence peddler. Two Senate committees are investigating him, and he may go to prison — for breaking laws, the precise nature of which remains largely unclear.. Accounts of Abramoff's sins center upon reports that he wildly overcharged...
  • World has slim chance to stop flu pandemic

    09/20/2005 6:14:30 AM PDT · by Paloma_55 · 5 replies · 536+ views
    Breitbart News ^ | 9/20/2005 | Michael Perry
    NOUMEA, New Caledonia (Reuters) - The initial outbreak of what could explode into a bird flu pandemic may affect only a few people, but the world will have just weeks to contain the deadly virus before it spreads and kills millions. Chances of containment are limited because the potentially catastrophic infection may not be detected until it has already spread to several countries, like the SARS virus in 2003. Avian flu vaccines developed in advance will have little impact on the pandemic virus. It will take scientists four to six months to develop a vaccine that protects against the pandemic...
  • 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...
  • God Said It, That Settles It

    07/21/2005 1:44:44 PM PDT · by narby · 84 replies · 1,600+ views
    Reason Online ^ | 7/21/05 | Ronald Bailey
    Lynchburg, VA—Science and scripture cannot contradict one another, and if they appear to do so, then there is something wrong with the science. God created the world in six 24-hour days, according to Georgia Purdom, an assistant professor of biology at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Mount Vernon, OH. "It's what God said, and that's enough, and that's the way it has to be," said she. Purdom testified to the attendees of the 2005 Creation Mega-Conference that five years ago she "felt called to understand what I believe and why I believe it." --- clip ---
  • Agency helps turn Whiplash the monkey into an advertising icon

    07/21/2005 1:26:10 PM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 39 replies · 5,577+ views
    Monterey Herald (AP) ^ | 7/18/05 | Jeff Horwich
    MINNEAPOLIS - Whiplash is a 19-year-old Capuchin monkey from Texas. He saddles up on a border collie, wears a sombrero, and rides to the rescue bearing Mexican fast-food. Of course, there's a decent chance you already know this. For the Minneapolis-based Kerker ad agency, Whiplash is that holy grail of television advertising: A repeat character that clicks with the public. He's been a ticket to financial success and industry honors since Kerker cast him in his first commercial for them early last year. In the first ad, "The Burrito Incident," a man walks into a mailbox, dropping his burrito on...
  • UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses

    07/16/2005 6:52:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 40 replies · 2,139+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Jul 14 2005 | Aoife White UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses Aoife White Thu Jul 14, 9:38 PM ET BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP)--A U.N. panel created to recommend how the Internet should be run in the future has failed to reach consensus but did agree that no single country should dominate. The United States stated two weeks ago that it intended to maintain control over the computers that serve as the Internet's principal traffic cops. In a report released Thursday, the U.N. panel outlined four possible options for the future of Internet governance for world leaders to consider at a November "Information...
  • Red Alert... list of Left groups plan to surround the Whitehouse on Sept 24th

    07/14/2005 12:53:28 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 127 replies · 8,101+ views
    Here is the list so far for sponcers to this hate America fest: ANSWER Code Pink UFPJ NION Al Awda World Workers Party Ruckas Revolutionary Communist party ACORN Campus Antiwar Network International Socialist Org Greens Party Muslim Student Association CPUSA
  • Berlusconi protests over CIA ‘kidnap'

    07/01/2005 4:00:10 PM PDT · by familyop · 8 replies · 587+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 01JUL05 | Adrian Michaels in Milan and Demetri Sevastopulo in Washington
    Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian prime minister, on Friday told the US to respect Italian sovereignty, as a diplomatic row with the US over an alleged CIA operation inside Italy escalated. Last week, an Italian magistrate issued arrest warrants for 13 Central Intelligence Agency operatives for allegedly kidnapping Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, an Egyptian cleric, in connection with an anti-terrorism investigation. Mr Berlusconi on Friday summoned Mel Sembler, the US ambassador to Rome, to a meeting over the incident. Mr Nasr also known as Abu Omar who was kidnapped in Milan in 2003 was allegedly flown to Egypt for interrogation, under...
  • NYT: Where the British May Reign but the Monkeys Rule - Gibralter is full of surprises and screams

    06/29/2005 9:05:29 AM PDT · by OESY · 2 replies · 657+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 28, 2005 | LIZETTE ALVAREZ
    Legend has it that as long as the Barbary apes roam the rock of Gibraltar, the territory will remain safely under British rule. The British have embraced this particular piece of folklore for centuries; not even Churchill, in the throes of World War II, dared to disregard it. In 1944, with British morale battered by the war and the Rock's monkey population dwindling, he took no chances. He ordered a shipment of Barbary macaques from Morocco.... Little did Churchill envision how big the monkey population would grow, nor the shenanigans that would come along with it. There are now nearly...
  • Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt

    06/17/2005 9:44:06 PM PDT · by MRMEAN · 1 replies · 453+ views
    The New York Times ^ | Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt
    Questions on the Debut Magazine Column Q. 1. Do you know why capuchin monkeys were used, instead of, say, chimps or gorillas? Was it size, ease of care or a behavioral factor? — jake3941 A. Ease of care was certainly a factor, since chimps and gorillas require much larger and more elaborate facilities. But from a scientific viewpoint, capuchins offer another advantage. Chimps and gorillas demonstrate a lot of social learning, acquiring skills and preferences from one another and also humans. So if they were to demonstrate money behavior similar to ours, it might well be a product of such...
  • Should people be depicted as animals?

    06/01/2005 9:21:23 AM PDT · by Alouette · 67 replies · 1,133+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 1, 2005 | Manfred Gerstenfeld
    Aesop and La Fontaine gave animals human traits to teach humanity lessons. In modern times, the use of animals as metaphors has not always been so innocent. Dehumanizing people by comparing them to insects or other animals with an ugly image has become highly reprehensible. The Nazis used such dehumanization techniques to lay the groundwork for the physical extermination of those labelled pests, in particular the Jews. Postwar Germany has made serious efforts to reeducate its population. It is thus particularly disturbing that some mainstream figures and organizations have begun to use images and semantics from the Nazi era, ignoring...
  • Algerians Furious at Shari`ah-Free Curricula (Muslim Monkeys Furious Again -- What's New?)

    05/22/2005 12:34:32 PM PDT · by Cornpone · 14 replies · 405+ views
    Islam Online (IOL) ^ | 22 May 2005 | Waleed Tulmasani, IOL Correspondent
    ALGIERS, May 22, 2005 ( & News Agencies) – The Algerian Ministry of Education’s decision to remove the Shari`ah and Islamic studies subjects from the high-school curriculum has sparked a backlash from both scholars and students alike, who accused the government of bowing to foreign pressures. “It is a crime against the Algerian people, their unity at a time when we are really in a dire need to learn more about Islam and its virtues,” Sheikh Abdul Rahman Shaiban, chief of Algeria ’s Muslim Scholars Association, told He warned that the government move is a preliminary step toward removing...
  • Chimpanzee's artwork on the block

    05/22/2005 12:32:42 PM PDT · by Sam Cree · 30 replies · 439+ views
    CNN ^ | Thursday, May 12, 2005 Posted: 5:40 AM EDT (0940 GMT) | AP
    LONDON, England (AP) -- Brightly colored paintings by Congo the chimpanzee are going on sale at a prestigious London auction house alongside works by Andy Warhol and Renoir. The collection of three tempera on paper paintings -- described as resembling abstract artworks -- are expected to fetch between $1,130 and $1,500 next month at Bonhams Modern and Contemporary sale.
  • New Monkey Species Discovered in East Africa

    05/19/2005 7:07:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies · 1,100+ views
    National Geographic ^ | May 19, 2005 | John Roach
    Scientists have discovered a new monkey species in the mountains of East Africa. The new primate, known as the highland mangabey (Lophocebus kipunji), was identified by two independent research teams working in separate locations in southern Tanzania. The teams describe the species—a medium-size, long-tailed tree dweller—in tomorrow's issue of the academic journal Science. Fewer than a thousand highland mangabeys exist, researchers estimate. They say they expect that a formal census of the primate's population will land the species on the World Conservation Union's "critically endangered" list. Except for their furry off-white bellies and tails, highland mangabeys are covered in thick...
  • 'Honey monkeys' deployed to catch crooked code

    05/19/2005 4:39:29 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies · 621+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 5/19/05 | Will Knight
    In an attempt to pre-empt computer hackers, Microsoft is developing "virtual" PCs to scour the web for previously unseen attack code. At the software giant's Cybersecurity and Systems Management lab, based in Washington State, US, researchers are building a squad of the virtual PCs - created in software rather than hardware - to explore the darker corners of the world wide web. To any website they visit, the machines appear to be a normal home computer. But the PCs are seeking out code designed to attack a computer and will sound an alarm if any code is executed in contravention...
  • Nazi monkeys in WWll celebrations

    04/25/2005 3:34:33 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 16 replies · 598+ views
    annanova ^ | 4-25-05 | annanova staff
    A Russian circus plans to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War by having monkeys dressed as Nazis. Anatoly Marchevsky, director of the Yekaterinburg circus, said he had first wanted leopards to be the Nazis but that it was easier to design and fit costumes for monkeys. "You can't dress a horse like a Nazi. Leopards are carnivores and they fit ideally when it comes to representing aggressors. People see Nazis as beasts anyway," Marchevsky said. According to Mosnews, the wartime re-enactments will feature both people and animals. To mark the taking of the Reichstag,...
  • Some Thoughts on the Angolan Marburg Outbreak

    04/12/2005 5:17:38 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 16 replies · 543+ views
    04/12/05 | vanity
    Tuesday, April 12, 2005 SOME THOUGHTS ON THE ANGOLAN MARBURG OUTBREAK New information suggests the Marburg outbreak in Angola may have begun as early as October or November,2004 : simmering almost undetected until late March of 2005. Knowledgeable experts in the field of virology have suggested-because the initial cases all involved very young children-the infection itself might have been caused by childhood immunization shots,administered with improperly sterilized needles. The big problem with this hypothesis is the lack of patients infected with Marburg before the outbreak began.How did the needles (assuming they were re-used) become contaminated in the first place ?...
  • 1997 - Scientists grow monkeys from cloned embryos

    03/24/2005 5:24:12 AM PST · by Calpernia · 4 replies · 298+ views ^ | March 2, 1997
    1997PORTLAND, Oregon (CNN) -- Scientists have produced sibling rhesus monkeys from cloned embryos in the technology's closest application yet to a species related to humans. The monkeys were developed using cells from different embryos, so they are not genetically identical, said Don Wolf, senior scientist at the Oregon Regional Primate Research Center.
  • Monkeys on hunger strike, want onions (Addiction)

    03/19/2005 8:17:19 AM PST · by RobFromGa · 74 replies · 1,451+ views
    New kerala ^ | March 18, 2005 | UPI
    Monkeys on hunger strike, want onions [World News]: MOSCOW, March 18 : Monkeys went on a hunger strike in a Russian zoo because handlers were not satisfying an addiction for onions. The animals, housed in the village zoo at Bolsherechye in the Omsk region, refused to eat bananas, kiwis and papayas.Three hamadryads are said to be responsible for the protest action and other monkeys had to obey them, Novosti reported Friday. According to zoo researcher Svetlana Balavatskaya, monkeys took to onions in winter when zoo workers fed them to the monkeys to keep them from contracting flu from visitors. The...