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  • Republican candidates court voters in Sun City West

    Sun City West was the hub of GOP politics Saturday when 28 candidates attended a forum sponsored by the Arrowhead Republican Women. The event at the Briarwood Country Club covered regional legislative races in Districts 21 and 22 on up to statewide races, including the contest for governor that attracted six candidates. (SNIP) Christine Jones said she decided to run because she was tired of politics as usual in Arizona. “When you love something, you want it to thrive, to prosper,” she said. “I’m running because I believe we can make Arizona the brightest star in the union.” District 26...
  • How Adolf Hitler Prevented 'Subject Races' from Possessing Arms

    10/28/2013 4:36:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/28/13 | AWR Hawkins
    During a speech in 1942, Adolf Hitler said, "The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to posses arms." In other words, Jews and others whom Hitler wanted to wipe from the earth first had to be separated from their guns. This was not new position for Hitler. Rather, it was something he had put into practice from the moment he came into office. When Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933, he seized gun registration information that had been compiled by Germany's previous government under the premise that the information would not...
  • East Asian Physical Traits Linked to 35,000-Year-Old Mutation

    02/15/2013 1:33:40 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 47 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 14, 2013 | NICHOLAS WADE
    Gaining a deep insight into human evolution, researchers have identified a mutation in a critical human gene as the source of several distinctive traits that make East Asians different from other races. Researchers have identified a mutation in a gene that confers several distinct traits to East Asians, including thicker hair. The traits — thicker hair shafts, more sweat glands, characteristically identified teeth and smaller breasts — are the result of a gene mutation that occurred about 35,000 years ago, the researchers have concluded. snip The first of those sites to be studied contains the gene known as EDAR. Africans...
  • Why Ashley Judd's Breakup Is Bad News for Mitch McConnell

    Actress Ashley Judd and Indy Car driver Dario Franchitti are ending their marriage after 11 years, and, yes, the news impacts Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Judd is weighing whether to jump into politics and challenge McConnell in Kentucky in 2014. She was in Washington for the inauguration and attended an event at EMILY's List, the group that backs pro-choice Democratic women running for governor or Congress. Judd even carpooled with Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, who demonstrated she knows how to win in a red state after defeating the self-injurious Todd Akin.
  • Question for any RACES Hams out there (Vanity)

    11/18/2011 2:35:59 PM PST · by NewHampshireDuo · 8 replies
    Vanity | Self
    Like many other ham operators, I have been involved in the RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service) aspect of the hobby for some time. RACES teams generally work with county emergency management agencies and support emergency communications. All of this, of course, rolls up to our corrupt FEMA/DHS bureaucracy and a lot of the ham physical resources are supported by FEMA grant money, strings attached. While the head is rotten, many of the local agencies are pretty good to work with while some aren't. I am seeing a number of hams expressing discontent with, or curtailing their level of activity...
  • Prayer Request! Two co-workers and their families injured at the Reno air races! [Update #19]

    09/17/2011 9:01:25 AM PDT · by MarkL · 18 replies · 1+ views
    9/17/2011 | Me
    Hi All, This is my first request of this type, so please bear with me. A few minutes ago, I learned that two of my co-workers and their families were attending the Air Races in Reno, and while details are few and far between, it seems that they were among the seriously injured. May I please request that you offer up a prayer, or just think good thoughts, about Brian, Bill, and their families, as well as all the others who died or were injured at the Air Races. Thanks for your time. Mark
  • ‘Back when we were Negroes’

    09/05/2011 5:31:13 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 59 replies · 1+ views
    macon.com ^ | July 31, 2011 | Charles E. Richardson
    There was a time until the early 1960s when the terms to describe those of African decent, like me -- African-American or Black or Afro-American -- were almost unheard of. I remember a distinct conversation with a friend discussing descriptive terms for ourselves in 1963 or ’64. The term “black” was just coming into vogue and he didn’t like it one bit. “Call me a Negro,” he said, “but don’t call me black.” Now, the word “Negro” (publications used a lower case “n”) has almost become a pejorative, so I was a little surprised when my pastor, the Rev. Willie...
  • Latest Results For 9 UNDECIDED US HOUSE RACES GOP+63

    CURRENT GOP 240 DEM 187 (GOP+61) 8 UNDECIDED based on reading 8 articles (one for each race)--see links below and full details in my comment PREDICTION GOP 243 DEM 192 GOP +64 vs last Congress WA-2 http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2013366051_apwahouse2nddistrict1stld.html VA-11 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/05/AR2010110506548.html CA-11 http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_16537059?nclick_check=1 NY-25 http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2010/11/how_the_west_was_won_by_ann_ma.html IL-8 http://dailyherald.com/article/20101106/news/711079971// NY-1 http://www.realclearpolitics.com/news/ap/politics/2010/Nov/06/error_in_tally_upends_ny_congressional_election.html
  • Massive Pro-Life Blowout in US Governor Races

    11/04/2010 11:54:56 AM PDT · by topher · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | November 3, 2010 | By Peter J. Smith
    Wednesday November 3, 2010 Massive Pro-Life Blowout in US Governor Races By Peter J. SmithUNITED STATES, November 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life candidates made a massive sweep of U.S. governor’s races on Tuesday’s midterm elections, capitalizing on the GOP wave.Pro-life-endorsed candidates have so far picked up 12 governorships, and retained control of 9 governorships. At least three races involving pro-life candidates are undecided.The 13 pro-life pick-ups (winner in bold):Alabama – Robert Bentley (R) 58 percent vs. Ron Sparks (D) 42 percent. Florida - Rick Scott (R) 49 percent vs. Alex Sink (D) 48 percent.Iowa: Terry Branstadt (R) 53 percent...
  • Pro-Life Women Win, 23 Abortion Opponents Win Key Races

    11/03/2010 9:48:51 AM PDT · by julieee · 2 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | November 3, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-Life Women Win, 23 Abortion Opponents Win Key Races Washington, DC -- Proving that women candidates don't have the be abortion supporters to win in states both red or blue, pro-life women won 23 victories in contests for key Senate and House seats and in gubernatorial races. http://LifeNews.com/nat-6820
  • Blogcritics Magazine - Predictions for every US Senate race

    10/28/2010 8:27:19 PM PDT · by rob88888 · 13 replies
    Blogcritics Magazine ^ | 10/28/2010 | RJ Elliott
    A total of 37 Senate seats are up for grabs this year. The current composition of the US Senate is 59 Democrats (two of whom are actually independents who caucus with the Dems) and 41 Republicans. What follows are my predictions for each Senate race.
  • Western races may hold key to Senate control

    08/31/2010 11:24:44 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 4 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | Aug 31, 2010 | Susan Ferrechio
    While only a few political strategists are predicting a Republican takeover of the Senate in November, Democrats may, in fact, lose the Senate if they cannot win several key races in the West, where incumbents such as Washington's Patty Murray are fighting for their political lives against surprisingly strong GOP challengers. Pollsters and political experts rate the Washington Senate race a tossup, which is hardly good news for Murray as she seeks a fourth term. Other Democrats west of the Mississippi are also in difficult battles. In California, incumbent Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer is in a statistical tie with her...
  • Raising the Ceiling of the House Projections

    08/24/2010 6:55:08 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 5 replies
    National 'Review Online ^ | 8.23.2010 | Jim Geraghty
    Patrick Ruffini wants a new update on the overall outlook for the House. I had a list of 99 back in May. A few races have been added since then (Bob Etheridge had not grabbed anyone by the neck back then), and the outlook has shifted a bit. You can see my May categorization here. I’ve scrapped the NFL-team comparison and just gone with a simpler explanation, while retaining that reassuring and memorable Department of Homeland Security color-coded chart theme.
  • Republican Governors Association Has Biggest Fundraising Quarter Ever

    07/01/2010 8:43:25 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 07/01/2010 | Eric Kleefeld
    The Republican Governors Association has announced a very strong fundraising quarter, taking in $19 million from April through June -- their largest fundraising quarter ever -- with $40 million in cash on hand for this year's statehouse races. From the RGA's press release: "The RGA's previous largest fundraising quarter occurred in the 4th quarter of 2009, when it raised $11.9 million. This quarter RGA raised $18.9 million. The RGA's former mid-year fundraising record was $15.1 million. RGA is at $28 million this year - almost double the earlier record. In 2006, the last comparable election year, the RGA raised $28...
  • Five Governor's Races Could Indicate GOP Success In 2012

    06/20/2010 8:38:06 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 20, 2010 | Chris Cillizza
    Five Governor's Races Could Indicate GOP Success In 2012 By Chris Cillizza June 21, 2010 The roots of a Republican political renaissance in 2012 lie in the Rust Belt. That swath of manufacturing- based states in the Midwest -- Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan -- with tentacles that reach as far east as Pennsylvania, has been the epicenter of the economic difficulties in the country over the past few years. Each state is hosting a competitive gubernatorial race this fall. Republicans argue that a clean sweep (or close to it) would immediately change the electoral calculus heading into the nationwide redistricting...
  • Census estimates show Hispanic births, multiracial people adding to minority gains, diversity

    06/10/2010 2:29:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies · 513+ views
    AP ^ | HOPE YEN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's minority population is steadily rising and now makes up 35 percent of the United States, advancing an unmistakable trend that could make minorities the new American majority by midcentury. As white baby boomers age past their childbearing years, younger Hispanic parents are having children — and driving U.S. population growth. "The aging of baby boomers beyond young middle age will have profound impacts on our labor force, housing market, schools and generational divisions on issues such as Social Security and Medicare," said William H. Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution. "The engine of growth...
  • Hoekstra Is Only Above-Average GOP U.S. Rep. on 'Pro-Growth' Congressional Scorecard

    05/20/2010 8:55:36 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies · 110+ views
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/20/2010 | Ken Braun
    In the free-market Club for Growth's just-released 2009 Congressional Scorecard, the average score for Michigan's Republican members of Congress is more than a dozen percentage points below the average score of 82.7 percent posted by all GOP members in Congress. U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Holland, scored 85 percent. His score is the best from Michigan and the only one to exceed the Republican national average. This is the fifth year in a row that Hoekstra has exceeded the GOP national average, going back to 2005, the first year that the Club's scorecard was tabulated. If Hoekstra's score is removed from...
  • Grass Roots v. MI GOP Establishment: Echoes of 1992 in Stupak Seat Race

    04/15/2010 6:43:43 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies · 195+ views
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/15/2010 | Jack McHugh
    n 1992, incumbent Republican Congressman Bob Davis chose not to run for re-election in the Michigan 1st District because he was one of the top five politicians implicated in the House “check kiting“ scandal. Davis had represented the district covering the northern Lower Peninsula and the entire Upper Peninsula since 1978. Poor decisions made then by a state Republican establishment alienated many of the district's grass roots "true believers," opening the door for a former one-term Democrat state Representative, who won and went on to an 18-year Congressional career. Fast forward to 2010: The 1st District seat has once again...
  • THE TABLE OF NATIONS (GENEALOGY OF MANKIND) AND THE ORIGIN OF RACES (HISTORY OF MAN)

    02/12/2010 10:48:23 PM PST · by bogusname · 27 replies · 1,085+ views
    Sound Christian.com ^ | Feb. 2010 | Tim Osterholm
    The history of the races of mankind is a fascinating subject. Biologically, a race is generally thought of as a variety, or subspecies, within a given species. All the races are a part of the human race. We have made the term race to apply to skin color, but the dictionary defines race as "a class or kind of individuals with common characteristics, interests, appearances, or habits as if derived from a common ancestor." Where did we come from? The answers have always been with us, as presented in the original Table of Nations. What you are about to read...
  • Poll shows only 40 percent would vote to send Hare back to Congress

    01/07/2010 7:51:38 AM PST · by bilhosty · 10 replies · 342+ views
    We Are Illinois blog ^ | 11/30/2009 | Bob Gough
    A poll of registered voters in Illinois' 17th Congressional District shows about 40 percent of those surveyed would vote to re-elect Congressman Phil Hare (D-Rock Island) if the election were held today. The poll, commissioned by QuincyNews.org, was conducted by We Ask America on November 22 between 4:30 PM - 6:30. In all, 15,000 random residential phone numbers of registered voters in the 17th Congressional District were dialed, resulting in 1,278 people taking the poll. The numbers dialed were randomly selected.
  • Take A Look At Metro Detroit's Races

    11/04/2009 2:54:58 AM PST · by Son House · 11 replies · 864+ views
    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/21516255/detail.html ^ | November 4, 2009 | Click On Detroit
    DETROIT -- In metro Detroit, voters were asked to decide on everything ranging from mayor, council members, taxes and liquor license terms. Below is a breakdown of the most watched races. Macomb County: 12 cities and one township had elections. Six cities had mayoral matchups: Sterling Heights elected Richard Notte, Mount Clemens elected Barb Dempsey, Centerline elected David Hanselman, New Baltimore elected Thomas Goldenbogen, Roseville elected John Chirkun and Memphis elected Daniel Weaver. Countywide, voters decided on two issues. Residents voted in favor of a an executive-style government similar to those in Oakland and Wayne. Macomb County voters overwhelmingly approved...
  • Charles Darwin, Abolitionist

    02/01/2009 2:48:48 PM PST · by EveningStar · 30 replies · 1,128+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 29, 2009 | Christopher Benfey
    ...Two arresting new books, timed to co­incide with Darwin’s 200th birthday, make the case that his epochal achievement in Victorian England can best be under­stood in relation to events — involving neither tortoises nor finches — on the other side of the Atlantic. Both books confront the touchy subject of Darwin and race head on; both conclude that Darwin, despite the pernicious spread of “social Darwinism” (the notion, popularized by Herbert Spencer, that human society progresses through the “survival of the fittest”), was no racist...
  • Dawson’s Whites-Only Country Club Past Gets GOP Attention

    11/27/2008 7:41:41 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 60 replies · 1,351+ views
    The Charleston City Paper ^ | November 27, 2008 | Greg Hambrick
    Just as soon as South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Katon Dawson announces that he’s running to chair the national party, a story is disseminated by his opponents (note: fellow Republicans) referring to his recent membership in a whites-only country club. Dawson left the club in August, days before he first suggested that he might be looking to the national stage. As usual, the story says more about backwards South Carolina than it does about Dawson. My absolute favorite part is where the reporter and some pundits do a little guessing on the reason for his separation from the club. “It’s...
  • The Emerging Minority (Barack and Hispanics)

    03/01/2008 2:19:04 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 9 replies · 333+ views
    New York Times ^ | 2 March 2008 | JAMES TRAUB
    It comes as no surprise that black voters prefer Obama or that women prefer Clinton. But why have Hispanic voters chosen Clinton by about the same margin that women have? The two candidates have similar positions on immigration, poverty, English-language teaching... Or do identity politics, in fact, work the other way around? Sergio Bendixen, provoked a furor in late January when he told an interviewer that “the Hispanic voter . . . has not shown a lot of willingness or affinity to support black candidates.” Television commentators treated the claim as accepted wisdom and thus a serious impediment to Obama’s...
  • White Genetically Weaker Than Blacks, Study Finds

    02/22/2008 11:13:54 AM PST · by Sopater · 135 replies · 1,570+ views
    Fox News ^ | Friday, February 22, 2008
    White Americans are both genetically weaker and less diverse than their black compatriots, a Cornell University-led study finds. Researchers analyzed the genetic makeup of 20 Americans of European ancestry and 15 African-Americans. The Europeans showed much less variation among 10,000 tested genes than did the Africans, which was expected, but also that Europeans had many more possibly harmful mutations than did African, which was not.
  • 'Race ... will have to be resolved,' civil rights leader says of election

    02/20/2008 4:20:48 AM PST · by Salena Zito · 21 replies · 173+ views
    Tribune-Review ^ | salena zito
    'Race ... will have to be resolved,' civil rights leader says of election By Salena Zito TRIBUNE-REVIEW Wednesday, February 20, 2008 Black people who say Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama "is not black enough" likely are talking about his race-neutral campaign and not skin color, veteran civil rights leader Ron Daniels said Tuesday.
  • Hillary Clinton: The Asian-American choice [75% of Asian Dems voted for Hillary]

    02/06/2008 12:24:42 PM PST · by charles m · 37 replies · 794+ views
    Salon ^ | 2/6/08 | Andrew Leonard
    At the big Oprah-headlined rally for Barack Obama in Los Angeles on Saturday, surprise guest Maria Shriver, California's First Lady, cited -- as one of a string of reasons why the state's Democrats should vote for the Senator from Illinois -- the fact that, like California, he was "diverse." In the wake of Super Tuesday, we've learned that such diversity doesn't necessarily include Latinos, especially those older than 30. But a self-congratulatory article in the India Express touting the influence of Indian-Americans in the Democratic primary process reveals even greater constraints on the appeal of Obama's diversity. In California, exit...
  • A Shift Toward Obama Is Seen Among Blacks

    01/20/2008 9:22:03 PM PST · by jdm · 27 replies · 113+ views
    Wash Post ^ | Jan. 21, 2008 | By Krissah Williams
    CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan. 20 -- Three months ago, beauty shop owner Shanaya Hammond was a somewhat reluctant supporter of Sen. Barack Obama. A campaign aide persuaded her to put two Obama posters in the window of her Passion Slice salon and she planned to vote for him, but, she allowed, "I won't be mad if Hillary wins." No more. She is all in for Obama now, having been convinced after the senator from Illinois won the Iowa Democratic caucuses that America is ready to vote for a black man for president. "I was like, okay, it's happening for us," said...
  • Obama: Is America Ready For a Black Government?

    12/23/2007 11:14:01 AM PST · by llevrok · 45 replies · 220+ views
    12/23/07 | me
    The tought crossed my mind today while watching the election centered news - If Obama wins, how will America respond to a Black govenment? What do I mean by that? When you look forward to a Hillary or Rudy or whom ever led government, you see a traditional colection of mostly white men, a scattering of white women and a black here and there. The Cabinet and inner circle - all the sameOne has to think with Obama's election, the inner circle will be largely black.It is natural. They are his associates. Will the Black community expect a large number...
  • Human Evolution Seems to Be Accelerating (Jews evolved from "financing!")

    12/11/2007 8:28:45 AM PST · by squireofgothos · 144 replies · 930+ views
    above-average intelligence in Ashkenazi Jews — those of northern European heritage — resulted from natural selection in medieval Europe, where they were pressured into jobs as financiers, traders, managers and tax collectors. Those who were smarter succeeded, grew wealthy and had bigger families to pass on their genes, they suggested. That evolution also is linked to genetic diseases such as Tay-Sachs and Gaucher in Jews. The new study was funded by the Department of Energy, the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Aging, the Unz Foundation, the University of Utah and the University of Wisconsin.
  • Russia: North Korean workers attacked near Moscow (skinheads with baseball bats)

    12/11/2007 6:05:31 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 437+ views
    Ria Novosti ^ | 12/11/07
    North Korean workers attacked near Moscow 11:25 | 11/ 12/ 2007 MOSCOW, December 11 (RIA Novosti) - A group of North Korean workers were attacked by local residents in Volokolamsk, in the Moscow Region, a police spokesman said on Tuesday. Up to 30 local residents armed with baseball bats attacked the trailers housing the workers on Tuesday. As a result of the assault, four of the Koreans were hospitalized with injuries. A total of four locals were subsequently detained by police in connection with the attack. There are some 10,000 North Korean workers in Russia. The majority of them are...
  • All Brains Are the Same Color

    12/10/2007 9:04:00 PM PST · by neverdem · 35 replies · 131+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 9, 2007 | RICHARD E. NISBETT
    JAMES WATSON, the 1962 Nobel laureate, recently asserted that he was “inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa” and its citizens because “all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours — whereas all the testing says not really.” Dr. Watson’s remarks created a huge stir because they implied that blacks were genetically inferior to whites, and the controversy resulted in his resignation as chancellor of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. But was he right? Is there a genetic difference between blacks and whites that condemns blacks in perpetuity to be less intelligent?...
  • Black CEOs: a Tiny Group Shrinks More

    11/05/2007 9:38:44 PM PST · by Professional · 12 replies · 276+ views
    Yahoo AP ^ | Monday November 5, 5:53 pm ET | By Ellen Simon, AP Business Writer
    AP Black CEOs: a Tiny Group Shrinks More Monday November 5, 5:53 pm ET By Ellen Simon, AP Business Writer Life at the Top Gets Lonelier for Black CEOs Who Remain After O'Neal, Parsons Departures NEW YORK (AP) -- It's getting lonelier at the top for black CEOs. Only four blacks will be left running Fortune 500 companies after Stan O'Neal's abrupt retirement from the top spot at Merrill Lynch & Co. last week and Time Warner Inc. Dick Parsons' announcement Monday that he will retire at the end of the year. That leaves Aylwin Lewis at Sears Holding Corp.,...
  • The Inconvenient Science of Racial DNA Profiling

    11/02/2007 1:13:45 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies · 325+ views
    LimbicNutrition Weblog ^ | October 5, 2007 | Melba Newsome
    On July 16, 2002, a survey crew from the Department of Transportation found Pam Kinamore's nude, decomposing body in the area along the banks of the Mississippi known as Whiskey Bay, just west of Baton Rouge. The police tested the DNA and quickly realized that they were dealing with a serial killer: the same man who had killed two other white, middle-class women in the area. The FBI, Louisiana State Police, Baton Rouge Police Department and sheriff's departments soon began a massive search. Based on an FBI profile and a confident eyewitness, the Multi-Agency Homicide Task Force futilely upended South...
  • Members of one Klan group plan to protest another in Cullman(Klan vs Klan)

    10/30/2007 3:01:41 PM PDT · by SubGeniusX · 44 replies · 181+ views
    WAFF 48 ^ | 10/30/08
    CULLMAN, Ala. -- Members of one Ku Klux Klan organization say they will assemble at the courthouse Nov. 10 to show their opposition to another Klan group that plans an anti-immigration rally there that day. Ken Mier, who described himself as an investigator for the Alabama Ku Klux Klan and the national office of the Ku Klux Klan LLC, said in an e-mail to The Cullman Times that his group is against the tactics of the National Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, which held an anti-immigration protest last month in Athens. "We are opposed to the ignorance and stupidity...
  • Human race will 'split into two different species'

    10/28/2007 7:11:09 AM PDT · by Bringbackthedraft · 59 replies · 188+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 26th October 2007 | NIALL FIRTH
    The human race will one day split into two separate species, an attractive, intelligent ruling elite and an underclass of dim-witted, ugly goblin-like creatures, according to a top scientist. 100,000 years into the future, sexual selection could mean that two distinct breeds of human will have developed.
  • Halle Berry Apologies For 'Jewish Nose' Gaffe

    10/25/2007 2:21:28 PM PDT · by blam · 142 replies · 314+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-25-2007 | Matthew Moore
    Halle Berry apologises for 'Jewish nose' gaffe By Matthew Moore Last Updated: 1:40pm BST 25/10/2007 Halle Berry, Hollywood's leading black actress, has been forced to apologise after making a joke about the size of Jewish people's noses on a US television chat show. The Oscar-winning star remarked that a digitally-altered photo of her face made her look like her "Jewish cousin", during an appearance on Jay Leno's Tonight Show. As Leno squirmed and the audience sat in embarrassed silence, Berry appeared to appreciate the gravity of her error. "Oh God, Have I just ruined my career?" she asked. The word...
  • A Genetic Manhattan Project?

    10/24/2007 9:46:45 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 20 replies · 47,574+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 24 October, 2007 | .cnI redruM
    The successful efforts of the Human Genome Project rightfully stand amongst the greatest intellectual achievements of human history. The brilliance and diligence displayed in this research cannot be quantified or described in a way that does it all justice. However, the question now becomes what we actually do with the knowledge of the human genome? Given the previous history of human technology, the heroic industry and intelligence of the scientists who achieved this discovery will in no way guarantee that it won’t fall into the hands of evil despots or malicious haters. It becomes possible that human beings as we...
  • Race Linked To Happiness And Recovery From Negative Events

    10/21/2007 11:35:08 AM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 175+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 10-21-2007 | University of Virginia
    Race Linked To Happiness And Recovery From Negative Events ScienceDaily (Oct. 21, 2007) — Are you happy? Well don't try to be happier; you might become less happy. That is the gist of a multi-cultural study published recently in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. The study by University of Virginia psychology professor Shigehiro Oishi and colleagues at three other institutions found that, on average, European-Americans claim to be happy in general – more happy than Asian-Americans or Koreans or Japanese – but are more easily made less happy by negative events, and recover at a slower rate from...
  • Cold Spring Harbor Suspends Chancellor James Watson

    10/19/2007 1:20:11 AM PDT · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 70 replies · 306+ views
    Cold Spring Harbor ^ | October 18, 2007 | Cold Spring Harbor Board of Trustees
    Statement by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Board of Trustees and President Bruce Stillman, Ph.D. Regarding Dr. Watson’s Comments in The Sunday Times on October 14, 2007 Earlier this evening, the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Board of Trustees decided to suspend the administrative responsibilities of Chancellor James D. Watson, Ph.D., pending further deliberation by the Board. This action follows the Board’s public statement yesterday disagreeing with the comments attributed to Dr. Watson in the October 14, 2007 edition of The Sunday Times U.K.
  • Black People "less intelligent" Scientist Claims

    10/19/2007 1:52:48 AM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 121 replies · 369+ views
    TimesOnLine (UK) ^ | Oct. 17, '07 | staff
    One of the most respected scientists is embroiled in an extraordinary row after claiming that black people are less intelligent than white people. James Watson, a Nobel Prize winner for his part in discovering the structure of DNA, has provoked outrage with his comments. The 79 year old geneticist said he was "inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa" because "all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours - whereas the the testing says not really."
  • McCain: Senate should apologize for slavery

    10/18/2007 9:13:32 AM PDT · by freespirited · 143 replies · 210+ views
    Examiner ^ | 10/18/07 | Bill Sammon
    Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Wednesday the Senate should apologize for slavery and segregation, calling them “dark chapters in our history.” McCain said he would support a planned resolution by fellow Republican Sen. Sam Brownback, who is also seeking the presidency, to apologize for racist laws, some of which ended more than a century ago. “They were federal policies,” Brownback told the Boston Globe on Monday. “They were wrong. The only way for us to move forward . . . is at the end of the day acknowledging those, taking ownership for it, and asking for forgiveness.” McCain agreed...
  • (GEICO)'Cavemen' series gets a new criticism: It's racist

    07/26/2007 10:19:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 128 replies · 3,756+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | July 26, 2007 | GLENN GARVIN
    The producers of ABC's new sitcom Cavemen, based on a series of popular advertisements for the insurance company Geico, were ready to defend themselves against charges of rampant commercialism. But the charge that their show about put-upon Cro-Magnons in the modern world has racist undertones took them by surprise. ''I actually didn't know we would catch so much hell,'' Cavemen writer Joe Lawson ruefully told a room full of highly critical critics at a gathering of North American television writers here Wednesday. ``That's a pleasant surprise.'' Cavemen, which features shaggy Cro-Magnons trying to make their way through a hostile Homo...
  • Should dating sites allow screening by race?

    10/05/2007 7:52:09 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 37 replies · 764+ views
    Super Crunchers (book) | 2007 | Ian Ayres
    eHarmony allows clients to discriminate on the race of potential mates. Even though it's only acting on the wishes of its clients, matching services that discriminate by race may violate a statute dating back to the Civil War that prohibits race discrimination in contracting. Think about it. eHarmony is a for-profit company that takes $50 from black clients and refuses to treat them the same (match them with the same people) as some white clients. A restauraunt would be in a lot of trouble if it refused to seat Hispanic customers in a section where customers stated a preference to...
  • Alleged Attack Against 13-Year-Old Virginia Boy Caught on Tape

    09/24/2007 10:42:03 AM PDT · by Rhinoceros · 85 replies · 472+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, September 24, 2007 | Fox News
    <p>Police in Norfolk, Va., are investigating whether an alleged attack against a 13-year-old boy that witnesses caught on tape Saturday was racially motivated, WAVY-TV reported Monday. The tape shows the victim, Damien O'Rourke, who is white, being violently beaten by a group of African American teenagers. According to the report, Damie and his mother, Reesha Price, said the fight was unprovoked and believe Damien was attacked because he is white. Damien said he was attacked while going to meet friends to play football. Price told WAVY-TV that she found her badly beaten son just blocks from her home after receiving a phone call alerting her to the attack Saturday afternoon. The family had just recently moved to the Norfolk area, WAVY-TV reported. Damien said one of his alleged attackers was among a group of students at his school that mistreated him because he was the new kid. Price told WAVY-TV that she now fears her son is being targeted because of his race. Norfolk police reportedly told WAVY-TV that their gang unit will be investigating the case.</p>
  • Shock Video Shows ‘Racially Motivated’ Beating of White Teen

    09/24/2007 9:41:54 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 63 replies · 414+ views
    WAVY 10 ^ | 9/24/2007 | Briebart.TV
    See video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hej4UTITDQI Two stories have been filled on this and the second one contradicts the first(big surprise/s). Second one alleges that the fight is NOT racially motivated (Another big surprise/s). Both stories here. http://www.wavy.com/Global/story.asp?s=7117439
  • Outrage: Man Finds Racist Remarks On Cell Receipt

    09/22/2007 10:21:10 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies · 421+ views
    WCBSTV.COM ^ | 22 SEPTEMBER 2007 | AP
    Debate Rages On Over Use Of 'N-Word' In Society (CBS) PLAINFIELD, N.J. -- A New Jersey man is demanding action after paying for a cell phone, and finding a derogatory word with painful racial overtones printed on his store receipt. Nykii Southerland has been chatting it up as a T-Mobile customer for six years now, but he says he was at a loss for words Thursday after looking at his printed receipt from a US-1 Wireless store in Plainfield, N.J. “Instead of me looking at the price, I noticed a statement saying ‘good morning my n-----s @ US 1 holla...
  • Year of racial unrest in La. [Jena, Louisiana] town

    09/20/2007 9:57:37 PM PDT · by topher · 104 replies · 364+ views
    Los Angeles Times Newspaper ^ | September 15, 2007 | By Miguel Bustillo - LA Times Staff Reporter
    ... After the decision, black students at Jena High gathered under the tree in protest. Fights between blacks and whites broke out for days, and the principal ultimately called an assembly in which Dist. Atty. Walters, flanked by armed police, addressed the school. "With a stroke of my pen, I can make your lives disappear," Walters said. In a court hearing where an attorney tried to have Walters removed from the beating case on grounds that he was biased, Walters, who is white, admitted making the statement. But he denied that he had been looking at black students when he...
  • Beheaded at whim and worked to death: Japan's repugnant treatment of Allied PoWs

    09/18/2007 3:36:43 PM PDT · by Stoat · 139 replies · 1,615+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 17, 2007 | Max Hastings
    Beheaded at whim and worked to death: Japan's repugnant treatment of Allied PoWs22:59pm 18th September 2007 The sheer brutality of the battle for the Far East defies imagination. And in a new book, historian Max Hastings argues that Japanese intransigence made it far worse.  Yesterday, he explained why America had to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Here, in the final part of our exclusive serialisation, he reveals how the West was stunned when it emerged how cruelly their prisoners of war had suffered...As the men of the victorious British 14th Army advanced through Burma on the road to Mandalay...
  • 'White power' chanted during immigration discussion at school

    08/30/2007 7:12:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 236 replies · 6,081+ views
    KUSA TV | August 30, 2007 | Jeffrey Wolf and Nelson Garcia
    http://www.9news.com/news/top-article.aspx?storyid=76418 Unable to post due to copyright issues.