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  • Research shows not only the fittest survive

    03/27/2011 12:09:25 PM PDT · by decimon · 63 replies
    University of Exeter ^ | March 27, 2011 | Unknown
    Darwin's notion that only the fittest survive has been called into question by new research published today (27 March 2011) in Nature. A collaboration between the Universities of Exeter and Bath in the UK, with a group from San Diego State University in the US, challenges our current understanding of evolution by showing that biodiversity may evolve where previously thought impossible. The work represents a new approach to studying evolution that may eventually lead to a better understanding of the diversity of bacteria that cause human diseases. Conventional wisdom has it that for any given niche there should be a...
  • Governor Walker's office confirms prank Koch call

    02/24/2011 11:11:03 AM PST · by spunkets · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 24, 2011 | Greg Sargent
    "12:09 p.m.: Another key exchange: FAKE KOCH: What we were thinking about the crowds was, planting some troublemakers. WALKER: We thought about that. My only gut reaction to that would be, right now, the lawmakers I talk to have just completely had it with them. The public is not really fond of this. The teachers union did some polling and focus groups... "
  • Husband puts his wife on terrorist watch list (ST Valentine's Day special)

    02/14/2011 11:17:13 AM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 9 replies
    The National ^ | 2/5/11 | James Langton
    An immigration officer who wanted to get rid of his wife added her name to a terrorist watch list to prevent her from flying home. The man illegally accessed government databases in the United Kingdom to list his spouse as someone whose presence in the country was "not conducive to the public good". As a result the woman was blocked from entering the UK for three years after leaving to visit her family in Pakistan. When the husband applied for promotion, a routine security check on his family revealed the deception. A spokesman for Britain's Home Office said the officer...
  • 100 People Sickened After Attending Party At Playboy Mansion

    02/14/2011 2:49:11 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 24 replies
    KTLA ^ | February 12, 2011 | Staff
    The iconic bachelor pad is under investigation by the L.A. Co. Dept. of Public Health after 100 guests reportedly came down with a mysterious illness HOLMBY HILLS (KTLA) -- Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion is being investigated by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health after 100 people reported becoming sick after attending a fundraiser and party there earlier this month. The guests were attending an event on Feb. 3 as part of the annual DOMAINfest Global conference. The 3-day conference took place at the Fairmont Hotel in Santa Monica. On the second night, there was a party at the...
  • Michelle Claims Obama Quit Smoking 'Over a Year Ago'... Hmmm

    02/10/2011 6:22:00 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | February 10, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    And they said he had a short fuse before- lookout staffers Not so sure I'm buying it, but Michelle Obama is suddenly making the dubious claim that Barry kicked his smoking habit and has not had a smoke in more than a year's time. The unambiguous statement came in the midst of a lunch/interview with select reporters assembled to mark the first anniversary yesterday for her "Let's Move" anti-childhood obesity campaign. As Mrs. Obama's session with her press corps touched upon various topics, the First Wookie was asked if Obama quit smoking, she said, "Yes he has, yes he has. Very...
  • Jim Webb (D-VA) not seeking re-election

    02/09/2011 2:35:01 PM PST · by 84rules · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | Feb. 9, 2011 | Michael D. Shear
    In a statement, Mr. Webb said that he had “decided to return to the private sector, where I have spent most of my professional life, and will not seek ...
  • Olbermann Has New TV Job

    02/09/2011 9:14:34 AM PST · by Tribune7 · 28 replies
    Former MSNBC personality Keith Olbermann has been named chief news officer on Current-TV, the cable network started by Al Gore. Olbermann will host a nightly "news" and commentary show according to the network's websitewhere he "will lead" the programming slate. "Nothing is more vital to a free America than a free media, and nothing is more vital to my concept of a free media than news produced independently of corporate interference," said Olbermann in statement. Olbermann's compensation will include equity in Current Media, the corporate owners of Current-TV
  • Sen. John McCain will not back Sarah Palin for president

    02/07/2011 9:38:01 AM PST · by mandaladon · 100 replies
    The Daily Column ^ | 4 feb 2011
    Arizona U.S. Senator John McCain says he will not be backing any of the potential Republican presidential candidates as they look to defeat President Barack Obama in the 2012 election. “I think I’m staying out of this for the first time in many years,” Mr. McCain told Politico on Thursday. The comment comes as Mr. McCain returned from a one on one meeting with President Obama at the White House. The Arizona Republican said he viewed the meeting as a sign of increasing bipartisanship on Capitol Hill, adding that his meeting with the president was “cordial” and that Mr. Obama...
  • The first time I've ever seriously considered that Chelsea Clinton's real father is...*vanity*

    02/03/2011 3:28:51 PM PST · by cycle of discernment · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Hillary's old flame--Web Hubbell. Are you kidding me? The resemblance is stunning! Look at Chelsea in this pic today: look at this: the big lips come from? Not Bill...,r:9,s:0
  • Perry Leads White in Trade Group Poll (Palin destroys Obama in Texas)

    02/02/2011 5:59:59 PM PST · by unseen1 · 12 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 2/2/2011 | Ross Ramsey
    It shows Perry with a 15-point advantage in the Houston media market, tied in Dallas and ahead in every other geographic area except for Austin and the border. Is it a national thing? Maybe: The poll has Sarah Palin beating Barack Obama among Texas voters in a hypothetical matchup with a result that looks a lot like the Guv's race: 51-36. (White's a point above Obama; Perry's three points behind Palin.)
  • Cyclone Yasi strikes North Queensland

    02/02/2011 1:19:34 PM PST · by jimt · 10 replies ^ | 2/2/11 | Patrick Barkham/Adam Gabbatt
    The residents of North Queensland are assessing the damage after cyclone Yasi, the largest tropical storm to strike Australia since Europeans first settled there, created winds of 186mph and waves more than 9m high. As meteorologists predicted, it was midnight when the destructive core of the category five cyclone crossed the coast at Mission Beach, a small resort where two World Heritage sites meet, 30 miles south of the town of Innisfail. Thousands of the 400,000 people living in the path of the 300-mile wide cyclone spent a sleepless night in hot and crowded emergency evacuation centres set up in...
  • Chinese air force drill looks awfully similar to ‘Top Gun’

    01/31/2011 11:27:41 AM PST · by driftdiver · 30 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan 31, 2011 | Joe Pompeo
    On Jan. 23, China's state broadcaster, CCTV, ran a story about an air force training exercise that contained some suspicious footage. Around the segment's one minute 12 seconds mark (see above), as the China-U.S.-oriented blog Ministry of Tofu pointed out, "the way a target was hit by the air-to-air missile fired by a J-10 fighter aircraft and exploded looks almost identical to a cinema scene from the Hollywood film Top Gun." Viewers were led to believe that what they were seeing was a live fire exercise. But according to Ministry of Tofu: "A net user who went by the name...
  • Teacher caught having sex with 16-year-old boy from her school

    01/31/2011 1:39:48 PM PST · by TheThirdRuffian · 156 replies
    MailOnline [UK] ^ | January 31, 2011 | Paul Thompson
    A teacher who advises colleagues on how to avoid affairs with students was caught having sex with a teenager in the back of her car. Courtney Bowles was found by a police officer naked lying on top of the boy, who was also completely naked, from her school in Colorado. A partly consumed bottle of vodka was also found in the car with the couple Read more:

    01/30/2011 5:30:18 PM PST · by radpolis · 12 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 01-30-2011 | US Government
    Cuban authorities have banned Michael Moore’s documentary, “Sicko,” as being subversive. Although the film’s intent is to discredit the U.S. healthcare system by highlighting the excellence of the Cuban system, he said the regime knows the film is a myth and does not want to risk a popular backlash by showing to Cubans facilities that are clearly not available to the vast majority of them. When the FSHP showed Sicko to a group of XXXXXXXXXXXX, some became so disturbed at the blatant misrepresentation of healthcare in Cuba that they left the room.
  • Report: Mubarak's sons, wife head to London

    01/29/2011 9:07:41 AM PST · by robowombat · 13 replies
    YNET ^ | 01.29.11, 18:16 | Roee Nahmias
    Al-Jazeera: Mubarak's sons left Egypt. Intelligence Chief Suleiman appointed deputy president Drama grows in Egypt: President Hosni Mubarak's two sons arrived in London with their families, al-Jazeera reported Saturday, as the mayhem in Egypt continued rage out of control. The report is based on sources in London's Egyptian community. According to unconfirmed reports, Mubarak's wife, Suzanne, has also left to London, the Qatar- based network said. However, Egypt's television issued an official denial of the story and according to other reports Mubarak's family is still in Cairo. Egypt Upheavel Protesters return to Cairo's streets / Associated Press Anti-government protesters hit...
  • BREAKING: Israeli Embassy Staff Evacuated

    01/28/2011 8:05:12 PM PST · by Germanicus Cretorian · 88 replies
    some blog ^ | Jan 28 | Matthew Avitable
    CBS Radio news is now reporting that the staff of the Israeli Embassy have been evacuated. This is eerily similar to 1979. “The entire staff of the Israeli Embassy in Cairo has been evacuated by helicopters.”
  • 'Non-resident' Emanuel ineligible for mayor's race

    01/24/2011 3:56:58 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 18 replies
    WND ^ | January 23, 2011 | Jerome R. Corsi
    A ruling from an Illinois appellate court says Barack Obama's friend and former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, is not eligible to be mayor of Chicago. Today's ruling, ironically, comes just as Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie appears to be throwing in the towel on finding and making public Obama's long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate and the White House continues to stonewall questions about his eligibility. In a challenge brought by Chicago-based attorney Burt Odelson, the Illinois Appellate Court ruled that Emanuel's name must be taken off the Chicago mayoral ballot because he does not meet the residency requirements. "We conclude that...
  • Macy Gray Calls Israel “Disgusting,” Israelis Criticized for Being Offended

    01/24/2011 9:06:55 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 11 replies
    Accusations of bigotry are far too common, and tend to be unsubstantiated. Playing the race card has proven an effective way to avoid arguing the merits of ideas. That said, there is bigotry in the world, and it needs to be illuminated and condemned. One recent example comes from Max Blumenthal, described by NRB’s Matthew Vadum as “a soulless ultra-leftist propagandist who labors under the misapprehension that he is a journalist.” In a recent post on his website, Blumenthal condemns the Israeli response to an insult from singer Macy Gray. The Israeli media is filled with reports about Macy Gray...
  • Police: Fatal stabbing blamed on fart jokes

    01/21/2011 8:24:54 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies
    MSNBC/Associated Press ^ | Jan. 20, 2011
    BRISTOL, Conn. — A Connecticut man is being held on murder and assault charges after allegedly stabbing four people, one fatally, because partygoers were making fun of his flatulence.
  • DA: West Philadelphia Abortion Doc Killed Woman, 7 Infants

    01/19/2011 11:51:21 AM PST · by cookcounty · 100 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | January 19, 2011 | Inquirer Staff
    An abortion doctor has been arrested and charged with the murder of a patient and seven live infants whose spines were severed with scissors at a West Philadelphia clinic that has been described as a house of horrors, officials said today. District Attorney Seth Williams said the doctor, Kermit P. Gosnell, was charged following a grand jury investigation. Gosnell, 69, lost his medical license last year after health officials determined his clinic posed "a clear danger to the public." Gosnell was arrested this morning, officials said. He has maintained his innocence. The seven infants were born alive in the 6th,...