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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
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 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
    bbc.co.uk ^ | 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
    news.bbc.co.uk ^ | 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.....