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  • American 'killed in India by endangered Andamans tribe'

    11/21/2018 5:21:10 PM PST · by waterhill · 93 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/22/18 | BBC
    An American man has been killed by an endangered tribe in India's Andaman and Nicobar islands. Fishermen who took the man to North Sentinel island say tribespeople shot him with arrows and left his body on the beach. He has been identified as John Allen Chau, a 27 year old from Alabama. Contact with the endangered Andaman tribes living in isolation from the world is illegal because of the risks to them from outside disease. Estimates say the Sentinelese, who are totally cut off from civilisation, number only between 50 and 150.
  • Archaeologists explore a rural field in Kansas, and a lost city emerges

    08/20/2018 6:00:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 19, 2018 | David Kelly
    Of all the places to discover a lost city, this pleasing little community seems an unlikely candidate. There are no vine-covered temples or impenetrable jungles here — just an old-fashioned downtown, a drug store that serves up root beer floats and rambling houses along shady brick lanes. Yet there’s always been something — something just below the surface.
  • A Human Zoo on the World's Most Dangerous Island?

    08/07/2018 11:56:02 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/17/2017 | Jim Dobson (updated)
    Located far into the Bay of Bengal in the Indian Ocean, North Sentinel Island is one of the most isolated places on earth. Approximately the size of Manhattan, this remote island is home to the Sentinelese tribe, the most dangerous tribe in the world. The North Sentinel island made headlines in 2006 after the tribe murdered two fishermen who had illegally approached the island. After the incident, a 3-mile zone has been imposed around the island, and the Sentinelese have since kept a low profile. The Indian government, who previously tried to establish a relationship with the tribe, have since...
  • Awkward! Rick Ross interrupts Barack Obama's White House speech about keeping kids out of trouble w

    04/18/2016 8:04:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 18, 2016 | James Wilkinson
    An attempt by President Obama to promote his 'My Brother's Keeper' initiative, which aims to keep youths of color out of trouble, came to a farcical end when rapper Rick Ross's ankle bracelet - which he received on a kidnapping and assault charge - went off. Obama had invited a bevy of hip-hop heavyweights, including Niki Minaj, Common, Busta Rhymes, Pusha T and DJ Khaled, to the meeting at the White House Friday. But none of them - least of all Ross himself - expected the ankle bracelet to interrupt the president, according to TMZ.
  • Protests turn violent in Haiti capital for second day

    01/20/2016 1:19:11 AM PST · by csvset · 10 replies
    France24 ^ | 20 january 2016 | News Wire
    For a second straight day, opposition protesters erected burning roadblocks and shattered windows in a section of Haiti's capital on Tuesday to press for new elections less than a week before a January 24 presidential and legislative runoff. A few thousand people joined the demonstration in downtown Port-au-Prince, marching through narrow streets and occasionally chanting: "The revolution has started, get your gun ready." Young men threw rocks, smashing windshields and the windows of a bank. They also overturned vendors' stalls to block law enforcement vehicles. Associated Press journalists saw one injured protester with what appeared to be a bullet wound....
  • Why some LAUSD teachers are balking at a new approach to discipline problems

    11/11/2015 2:13:35 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 7, 2015 | Teresa Watanabe and Howard Blume
    In a South Los Angeles classroom, a boy hassles a girl. The teacher moves him to the back of the room, where he scowls, makes a paper airplane and repeatedly throws it against the wall. Two other boys wander around the class and then nearly come to blows. "Don't you talk about my sister," one says to the other. The teacher steps between them. When she tries to regain order, another boy tells her: "Screw you." It's another day of disruption on this campus in the Los Angeles Unified School District, which has been nationally hailed by the White House...
  • Ancient arrowheads reveal the gory practices of Maya 'life force' rituals.

    10/21/2015 3:54:49 PM PDT · by GreyFriar · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21 October 2015 | Sarah Griffiths
    Traces of blood discovered on ancient arrowheads in Guatemala prove the Maya took part in bloody ceremonies to communicate with their gods. Bloodletting ceremonies involved piercing the earlobes, tongues and even genitals of willing participants and using the spilled blood to 'feed' their deities. The arrows were collected from five sites in the central American region, including a temple at Zacpetén where it's thought bloodletting ceremonies took place around 500 years ago.
  • Woman, T at odds after fight

    08/30/2015 6:18:51 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 30, 2015 | Chris Villani
    A pregnant Dorchester woman says she has been too afraid to go outside since getting into a fight with an MBTA bus driver who she said swore at her when she couldn’t pay the fare. A cellphone video posted online that went viral captured the fracas after Husniya Anderson, 32, threw a drink at the 13-year veteran driver who had asked her to get off the bus because she didn’t have enough money for the fare. The video then appears to show the driver attacking Anderson outside the bus as she holds on to her 3-year-old daughter in an effort...
  • Here’s how the IRS lost emails from key witness Lois Lerner (media in full coverup mode)

    06/17/2014 8:50:25 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 45 replies
    On Friday, the Internal Revenue Service informed Congressional investigators that it could not recover two years of emails from Lois Lerner, the former head of the agency's tax-exempt status department. Lerner has been at the center of the investigation into how and why the IRS applied additional scrutiny to the tax-exempt applications of Tea Party-affiliated organizations.
  • The "Arab Spring" is Nothing But a Delusion, A Mirage in the Desert Wilderness of The Modern World

    09/25/2013 9:38:24 PM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    The "Arab Spring" is Nothing But a Delusion, A Mirage in the Desert Wilderness of The Modern World When will people realize that the words "Arab Spring" constitute absolutely nothing, means absolutely nothing, in terms of a genuine political movement or strategy? The phrase means nothing because it is about nothing, about nothing that constitutes a genuine ability to progress, as a people, as a society, in form of self-government, about anything that characterizes a definable, real world objective or political goal. The term "Arab Spring" goes only as far as that of mere poetic neologisms, a phenomena perpetuated by...
  • Stupid Liberal Meme of the Day

    08/10/2012 7:04:40 AM PDT · by mnehring · 38 replies
    Vanity, Facebook
    This is the latest meme being posted by liberals and idiots (but I repeat myself) on Facebook. What is funny are the comments by liberals on this image. Here is one example.
  • Incredible Video Of A Tribe Meeting White People For The First Time

    06/25/2011 8:11:55 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies
    TBI ^ | 6-24-2011 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    Incredible Video Of A Tribe Meeting White People For The First Time Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry Jun. 24, 2011, 6:37 AM This 15 minute video is from 1976 and shows a tribe in Papua New Guinea encountering white people for the first time. The reactions going from fear to wonder to curiosity to joy are incredible to behold. Watch:(Click to the site to view the video)(snip)
  • Christmas with a primitive

    12/26/2010 5:50:47 AM PST · by franksolich · 10 replies · 1+ views
    conservativecave ^ | December 26, 2010 | franksolich
    When I got to the neighbor's house for Christmas dinner today, the neighbor was out, looking after the cattle, but his wife was in the kitchen, sitting at the table, going through a large bag of transparent tan-colored pharmaceutical bottles, taking out their contents and carefully putting a pill each into different compartments of two plastic boxes (which looked as if fishing-tackle boxes). Auntie had arrived under the cover of darkness the previous night, but was still sleeping. I looked at a couple of bottles, paid for by the hard-pressed taxpayers of Missouri, but being unfamiliar with pharmaceutical drugs, saw...
  • runners-up for Top Ten DUmmies (primitives) of 2009

    12/19/2009 3:02:49 PM PST · by franksolich · 3 replies · 519+ views
    conservativecave ^ | December 19, 2009 | franksolich
    A very Merry Christmas to decent and civilized people all over the world, but stockings full of coal and sticks to the primitives who almost, but didn't quite, cut it in 2009. The voting for TOP PRIMITIVE OF 2009 didn't seem to go hardly the way I had predicted, but then and again, I've never had much success as a predictor, especially in elections. When looking at the list of the nearly-wons among the primitives, one is reminded that in the 1700s in England (or perhaps it was during the 1800s in France), that an admiral (in England; or perhaps...
  • nominations solicited for the Top Primitives (DUmmies) of 2009

    12/04/2009 9:04:12 AM PST · by franksolich · 5 replies · 406+ views
    conservativecave ^ | December 4, 2009 | franksolich
    I've been working on the top stories about Skins's island for 2009, with that scheduled for release some time the week of December 20-26, when it's a slow day here because of the Christmas holiday. However, there's something else that's needed, for the following week, the week of December 27-January 2, when it's a slow day here because of the New Year's holiday. Nominations now being solicited for the TOP PRIMITIVES OF 2009 nominations close at midnight (central time; 11:00 p.m. mountain time) December 11, 2009 The number of top primitives will be limited only by the number of nominations...
  • DU for decent and civilized people, 2010 short edition

    11/28/2009 2:57:13 PM PST · by franksolich · 11 replies · 754+ views
    conservativecave ^ | November 28, 2009 | franksolich
    Welcome to the new DU for....., replacing an older edition that first came out in 2008. Given the increasing popularity of P-J Comix's most excellent DUmmie FUnnies, the Best/Worst of DU forum on conservativeunderground, and the DUmpster and DUmping Ground here at conservativecave, it is important that such a guide to watching the DUmmies in DUmmieland be up-to-date in time for the coming mid-term elections. One supposes the first question is, why bother watching the DUmmies, as compared with watching paint dry or changing the air in the tires on the automobile? There are several good reasons for watching the...
  • Thanksgiving dinner with a primitive

    11/27/2009 12:36:24 PM PST · by franksolich · 23 replies · 1,733+ views ^ | November 27, 2009 | franksolich
    Oh my. The other week, the neighbor, who lives six miles up the road, stopped by and invited me to two Thanksgiving dinners; one on Thanksgiving Day itself, the other the day after. He was obviously hoping I would attend both of them--after all, there's not many people in this area of the Sandhills of Nebraska--but I got the sense he really wanted me to come today (Friday), if I wasn't willing to do the Thanksgiving Day thing, too. Well, no, I wasn't willing to do the Thanksgiving Day thing, but I was curious about this day-after-Thanksgiving event, and so...
  • Animal slaughter for the World Cup?

    10/25/2009 8:51:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies · 747+ views
    Reuters ^ | Oct 23,2009 | Alison Raymond
    South African traditional leaders plan to perform ritual animal slaughters to bless stadiums for the 2010 World Cup tournament ahead of the start of the showcase event next June, they said on Friday. Zolani Mkiva, chairman of the Makhonya Royal Trust, a grouping responsible for co-ordinating cultural activities, said the tournament, the first to be held in Africa, needed to be blessed in true "African style." "We must have a cultural ceremony of some sort, where we are going to slaughter a beast (cow)," said Mkiva. South Africa is set to host the World Cup -- the world's most watched...
  • Three men sentenced to life in prison in Dunbar rape case (text can be graphic)

    10/14/2009 7:54:27 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies · 3,279+ views
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | October 13, 2009 | Missy Diaz
    WEST PALM BEACH - Citing the depravity of the gang rape and torture of a mother and her son, 12, in the Dunbar Village Apartments, Circuit Judge Krista Marx on Tuesday sentenced three of the four men involved to life in prison. It was the only appropriate disposition, the judge said. The standing-room-only crowd gasped in disbelief. As deputies led the men from the courtroom, a scuffle ensued between defendant Tommy Poindexter and an officer. A woman in the crowd began screaming, setting off more yelling.
  • freeloading

    05/24/2009 2:54:11 PM PDT · by franksolich · 23 replies · 1,086+ views
    conservativecave ^ | May 24, 2009 | franksolich
    The truck stop is located way out in the middle of nowhere, with several dozens of acres of ground--the gasoline pumps are about a block away from the front door--and since those times I work, I work alone, it's nothing but coyotes and franksolich out there most of the time. Anyway, I had seen a primitive bonfire about how the primitives greedily freeload, taking handfuls, bagfuls, of packets of ketchup and mustard, from fast-food places, rather than buying a bottle of ketchup and a bottle of mustard at the grocery store for home use. Which should surprise no one not...