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  • Thompson says he aims to bring country back to roots

    10/02/2007 8:04:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 135 replies · 886+ views
    The Marshalltown Times-Republican ^ | October 02, 2007 | Ryan Brinks
    Though America got where it is today by following a pattern of freedom and prosperity followed, Americans at a present political crossroads may be in danger of choosing instead a path that leads to inevitable demise, said Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson Monday in Marshalltown. Thompson, however, advocated adhering to the country’s foundational principles and doing what is right. “How often, when you do the right thing, it turns out to be good politics too?” he said to a full room at the Tremont on Main. At the core of his campaign, Thompson said he stands behind a federalism based...
  • Where Do The Finns Come From?

    09/26/2007 10:49:43 AM PDT · by blam · 104 replies · 2,636+ views
    Sydaby ^ | Christian Carpelan
    WHERE DO FINNS COME FROM? Not long ago, cytogenetic experts stirred up a controversy with their "ground-breaking" findings on the origins of the Finnish and Sami peoples. Cytogenetics is by no means a new tool in bioanthropological research, however. As early as the 1960s and '70s, Finnish researchers made the significant discovery that one quarter of the Finns' genetic stock is Siberian, and three quarters is European in origin. The Samis, however, are of different genetic stock: a mixture of distinctly western, but also eastern elements. If we examine the genetic links between the peoples of Europe, the Samis form...
  • To Africa, For Culture and Credits

    09/23/2007 7:03:30 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 2 replies · 189+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 23, 2007 | Karin Brulliard
    U.S.-Born Students Are Going Back to Their Family Roots As the first day of school approached this month, Brian Agugoesi, 13, packed his bags with pens..He also included Honeycomb cereal, which is impossible to get at his school, and tablets to fend off malaria...The Randallstown, Md., boy was packing for his second year at Grundtvig International Secondary School in...Nigeria, an institution that, according to its Web site, boasts a water borehole and "network of tarred roads" on a 10-hectare campus... Brian's parents, Rita and Charles Agugoesi, chuckled at that story on the recent eve of Brian's flight to Lagos. It...
  • African diaspora wants reparations for slavery

    08/28/2007 4:20:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies · 1,725+ views
    SABC News ^ | August 28, 2007 | Thami Dickson
    European and American countries that enslaved African people and scattered them in the African Diaspora should pay reparations for their slave crimes. This came out at the historic African Union (AU) conference in the Caribbean Island of Barbados, set to tackle the integration of the African Diaspora and the continent. Leading scholars, ambassadors and government ministers from Africa and beyond are examining economic relations and the responsibility of the slave masters in undoing the slave trade damage they inflicted on Africa and her Diaspora. With song and the beating of drums, the African people in the Diaspora of the Caribbean...
  • New Book Claims Merlin Had Scottish Roots

    08/27/2007 6:40:48 PM PDT · by blam · 46 replies · 1,022+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-28-2007 | David Sapsted
    New book claims Merlin had Scottish roots By David Sapsted Last Updated: 1:52am BST 28/08/2007 Merlin the magician - hirsute confidant of King Arthur and the architect of Camelot - was, in fact, Scottish, according to a new book. The English, Welsh and French have laid claim to Merlin the magician Not only Scottish but, to be precise, hailing from Ardery Street, just off the Dumbarton Road, in the Partick area of Glasgow. While the English, Welsh and even the French have laid claim to the wizard with the peaked hat for centuries, this is the first time that anyone...
  • TV Icon Remains True to Military Roots

    06/11/2007 4:14:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 814+ views
    LOS ANGELES, June 11, 2007 – One of TV’s biggest names, Don Bellisario -- creator of “Magnum PI,” “JAG” and, most recently, “NCIS” -- credits his own Marine Corps experience with giving him the background he needed to break into the television industry. Actor Mark Harmon (right) joins other cast members on the “NCIS” set during the “Vanished” episode, in which a Marine Cobra helicopter is found abandoned in the middle of a mysterious crop circle in a Virginia cornfield. Don Bellisario, who created the program, said Defense Department support adds realism to the production. Photo by Danny Feld/CBS/Paramount,...
  • Richardson highlights Hispanic roots in formal campaign launch

    05/21/2007 10:01:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 405+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/21/07 | Nedra Pickler - ap
    New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson's strategy for winning the Democratic presidential nomination against better funded and more famous rivals includes a focus on his Hispanic roots and leadership of a Western state. That explains why he chose to officially launch his presidential campaign Monday in California, a state with newfound prominence in the 2008 campaign. Richardson is hoping changes to the primary calendar that give new clout to several states with large Hispanic populations can increase his chances of victory. Among those new powerhouses are Nevada, Florida and California, the most delegate-rich state which will hold a primary Feb. 5....
  • Genetic Roots Of Manic Depression Revealed

    05/07/2007 7:38:30 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 831+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-7-2007 | Roger Highfield
    Genetic roots of manic depression revealed By Roger Highfield, Science Editor Last Updated: 2:24am BST 08/05/2007 The genetic roots of bipolar disorder - manic depression - have been revealed by the first scan of the entire human genetic code, revealing a new target for treatments. Bipolar disorder affects one person in every 100 inducing mood changes from extremes of depression to irritation, elation and mania. However, the likelihood of developing the disorder, which usually occurs in young adults, depends in part on the combined, small effects of variations in many different genes in the brain, none of which is powerful...
  • Early Humans Dug For Food, Study Suggests

    05/02/2007 5:47:23 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 486+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5-1-2007 | Ker Than
    Early Humans Dug for Food, Study Suggests Ker Than Staff Writer Tue May 1, 9:25 PM ET Early humans might have turned to plant roots and underground storage organs when fruit was scarce, a new study suggests. A 1999 analysis of teeth belonging to two species of hominids, Australopithecus aferensis and Paranthropus robustus, living 2 million years ago found chemical evidence that one-third of their diet consisted of grasses and sedges, or the meat of animals that ate such plants. The finding puzzled some scientists because the hominids had flat, thickly enameled molars best suited for chewing hard, brittle...
  • Video: the Custer legacy to US military history

    04/29/2007 10:18:18 AM PDT · by drzz · 3 replies · 650+ views
    Video ^ | 04/29/07 | drzz
    Here again, with the right link - the other was not right. The Custer legacy - Custer division in World War II, the 7th cavalry in Ia Drang and Baghdad, Custer's Civil War veterans... It's an American legacy.
  • Going back to [his] Roots (TV "Roots" sort of long).

    03/24/2007 1:10:58 AM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 67 replies · 1,411+ views
    BBC ^ | Saturday, March 24, 2007
    It's 30 years since the TV drama Roots first screened. The show had a profound impact on black people in the US and UK, recalls Kwame Kwei-Armah, right, who spoke to others about their memories of the programme.Thirty years ago I was an 11-year-old growing up in West London. One evening I sat down with my family to watch a new television programme called Roots. It was a moment that changed my life. By the end of the series I had told my mother that I would one day trace my heritage back to Africa and reclaim an ancestral...
  • Ancient DNA (Cheddar Man, Otzi, Etc)

    01/07/2007 5:11:17 PM PST · by blam · 59 replies · 4,697+ views
    To see the DNA results of some of the ancient people click here. You'll have to scan around to find this exact page but it contains many links of interest. A compilation of DNA haplotypes extracted from ancient remains Cheddar ManIn 1903, skeletal remains were found in a cave in Cheddar, England. The remains of a 23 year-old man, who was killed by a blow to the face, were discovered to be at least 9,000 years old. Ninety-four years after the discovery of "Cheddar Man", scientists were able to extract mitochondrial DNA from his tooth cavity. Name Haplo Haplotype Cheddar...
  • Roots Of Human Family Tree Are Shallow

    07/01/2006 4:12:22 PM PDT · by blam · 154 replies · 2,733+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7-1-2006 | Matt Clenson
    Roots of Human Family Tree Are ShallowRoots of the Human Family Tree Are Remarkably Shallow - All Alive Today Share 1 Common Ancestor By MATT CRENSON AP National Writer Jul 1, 2006 (AP)— Whoever it was probably lived a few thousand years ago, somewhere in East Asia Taiwan, Malaysia and Siberia all are likely locations. He or she did nothing more remarkable than be born, live, have children and die. Yet this was the ancestor of every person now living on Earth the last person in history whose family tree branches out to touch all 6.5 billion people on the...

    05/08/2006 9:46:31 PM PDT · by TBP · 12 replies · 511+ views
    Came to me via email
    Where It All Began The very thing which is now called the Christian religion existed among the ancients also, nor was it wanting]rom the inception if the human race until the coming if Christ in the flesh, at which point the true religion which was already in existence began to be called Christian. -ST. AUGUSTINE, Retractiones THIS ASTOUNDING STATEMENT by St. Augustine, one of the most brilliant thinkers in the earliest centuries of the Church, utterly refutes the traditional view that Christianity, though of obvious Jewish roots, virtually fell from the skies as a radically new, unique, all- surpassing religion...
  • The Metaphysics of Conservatism

    01/14/2006 4:02:45 AM PST · by WaterDragon · 15 replies · 588+ views
    TCS Daily ^ | January 12, 2006 | Edward Feser
    Richard M. Weaver’s Ideas Have Consequences, published in 1948, was among the founding documents of contemporary conservatism. The title phrase has become something of a cliché, and overuse has stripped it of the interesting meaning it once had. Nowadays most people assume that what Weaver was saying was that how we think is bound to affect how we act, and that the intellectual trends that prevail in a society will determine its moral and political character. To be sure, that was part of his meaning, but if that were all he had in mind his message would have been a...
  • Farm fresh Marine: After leaving his Amish roots, the Corps opened up a bright new world

    01/13/2006 5:34:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 20 replies · 1,673+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 13, 2006 | Lance Cpl. Dorian Gardner
    MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO (Jan. 13, 2006) -- The Marine Corps is a cornucopia of people. It's an array of black, white, brown, red and yellow, and its varied folk practice a plethora of religions. In the last year, two recruits, who happen to be brothers, came separately from perhaps the Corps' most uncommon origin - the Amish Order. "It's a very small world within the Amish community," said Pvt. Abner A. Miller, Platoon 1152. "Usually it's a 20-mile circle. We go as far as the horse and buggy take us." Miller grew up in a sheltered environment....
  • Study Traces Egyptians' Stone-Age Roots

    12/20/2005 10:27:54 AM PST · by blam · 32 replies · 928+ views
    World Science ^ | 12-17-2005
    Study traces Egyptians’ stone-age roots Dec. 17, 2005 Special to World Science Some 64 centuries ago, a prehistoric people of obscure origins farmed an area along Egypt’s Nile River. Barely out of the Stone Age, they produced simple but well-made pottery, jewelry and stone tools, and carefully buried their dead with ritual objects in apparent preparation for an afterlife. These items often included doll-like female figurines with exaggerated sexual features, thought to possibly symbolize rebirth. Details from a tomb painting from Hierakonpolis, from prehistoric Egypt's Naqada culture. A new study suggests the Naqada people, the earlier Badarians and the later...
  • The Roots Of Civilization Trace Back To ... Roots

    09/19/2005 3:25:13 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 775+ views
    Eureka Alert ^ | 9-19-2005 | Mark Cassutt
    Contact: Mark Cassutt 612-624-8038 University of Minnesota The roots of civilization trace back to ... roots MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL- About five to seven million years ago, when the lineage of humans and chimpanzees split, edible root plants similar to rutabagas and turnips may have been one of the reasons. According to research by anthropologists Greg Laden of the University of Minnesota and Richard Wrangham of Harvard University, the presence of fleshy underground storage organs like roots and tubers must have sustained our ancestors who left the rain forest to colonize the savannah. They have published their research in...
  • 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...
  • The Nazi connection to Islamic terrorism - (excellent history!)

    07/24/2005 7:35:46 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 57 replies · 5,845+ views
    Chuck Morse's latest book, "The Nazi Connection to Islamic Terrorism, Adolf Hitler and Haj Amin al-Husseini," provides the clearest, most incisive history of how Islamo-fascism and Jihad terrorism have become the dominant political philosophy in the Arab world. It is the untold story of how Nazism took root in the Islamic world through the untiring efforts of the mufti of Jerusalem, whose aim it was to destroy the Jews in Palestine. Morse writes: The Nazi Holocaust appears to have kicked into high gear on Nov. 25, 1941, during a Berlin meeting between the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini...
  • 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
  • A.N.S.W.E.R.'s response to Bush: Hit the Streets September 24! [Treason & Sedition]

    06/29/2005 5:23:41 AM PDT · by upchuck · 69 replies · 2,757+ views
    email | June 28, 2005 | ANSWER
    A.N.S .W.E.R.'s response to Bush:Hit the Streets September 24!Recognizing that the people of the United States have turned dramat ically against the war and occupation of Iraq, Bush went on national televi sion tonight to defend his imperial foreign policy. He repea tedly invoked September 11 as a pretext for the criminal and illegal war ag ainst Iraq. Bush took to the airwaves tonight because the antiwar m ovement is growing in strength. Our power poses a major poli tical obstacle to the continuation of the war and occupation. Now Bush has taken on the additional role of Recruiter-in-Chi ef, urging young people to sign up for military...
  • Moms tell recruiters: ‘Leave My Child Alone!’

    07/02/2005 6:08:14 AM PDT · by Alia · 253 replies · 4,596+ views
    People's Weekly World ^ | 06-30-05 | Tim Wheeler
    WASHINGTON — Megan Watson, leader of Mainstream Moms, is so angry at military recruiters for invading schools to sign up unwary youth for combat in Iraq that she and her group launched an online movement, “” “They offer these trinkets to lure our children to enlist,” Watson said in a phone interview from her home in Bolinas, Calif. “This is very aggressive, demographic targeting to have conversations with our kids that should not be happening.” All branches of the military are falling short of recruiting goals as parents say, in effect, “Hell no! My kids won’t go!” Watson blasted the...
  • Man discovers his royal roots

    07/05/2005 7:19:55 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 25 replies · 1,692+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 7-5-05 | MEGGEN LINDSAY
    Marty Johnson first met his mom and dad in a park in Nebraska. He was 4. He had no idea he was getting a family when the nuns brought him there from his home, a foster farm in Iowa. And so he began his life, always slightly the outsider, and always slightly curious about his past. "I'd never seen anyone who looks like me," he said. Nearly four decades later, Johnson, 41, recalls being similarly unprepared to meet his biological parents. He knows that's hardly an unusual sentiment for a child of adoption. But how his story unfolds — what...
  • The everyday people who make this country great - (greatness in America's spiritual foundations!)

    07/04/2005 10:26:16 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 330+ views
    July 4th is more than a time to celebrate America’s birthday by grilling hot dogs and buying on credit. It is an opportunity to reflect upon the deeds of our founding fathers and to consider the means by which we might continue to guard those essential freedoms that we associate with happiness. Over two centuries ago, these men sacrificed their lives, their families, their homes to create conditions by which every American has a chance to better himself, to determine his own fate, to pursue happiness on his own terms, and most importantly, or simply to be left alone. In...
  • The Genographic Project (Have Your DNA Checked, Find Your Roots)

    06/15/2005 11:34:14 AM PDT · by blam · 233 replies · 8,195+ views
    The Genographic ProjectPublic participation, including yours, is critical to the Genographic Project's success. Here's how you can get involved: Purchasing a Public Participation Kit will fund important research around the world—and open the door to the ancient past of your own genetic background. With a simple and painless cheek swab you can sample your own DNA. You'll submit the sample through our secure, private, and completely anonymous system, then log on to the project Web site to track your personal results online. This is not a genealogy test and you won't learn about your great grandparents. You will learn,...
  • Nation's Christian Roots Attacked-(lib "Interfaith Alliance" protesting our Christian heritage!)

    05/02/2005 4:14:11 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 77 replies · 1,306+ views
    A left-leaning group called the Interfaith Alliance is protesting the influence of Christianity in U.S. history. A liberal action group has challenged the views of a well-known conservative who points in detail to the influence Christianity has had on U.S. history. David Barton, founder of Wallbuilders, regularly gives tours of the U.S. Capitol to spotlight the faith-based underpinnings of key moments in American history. But the Interfaith Alliance—a group from the religious left—recently objected to a Barton excursion, accusing him of revising history. The tour in question was for Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, but the alliance didn't complain to...
  • DNA Shows Celtic Hero Somerled's Viking Roots

    04/26/2005 10:52:12 AM PDT · by blam · 54 replies · 1,569+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 4-26-2005 | Ian Johnson
    DNA shows Celtic hero Somerled's Viking roots IAN JOHNSTON SCIENCE CORRESPONDENT A HISTORIC Celtic hero credited with driving the Vikings out of western Scotland was actually descended from a Norseman, according to research by a leading DNA expert. According to traditional genealogies, Somerled, who is said to have died in 1164 after ousting the Vikings from Argyll, Kintyre and the Western Isles, was descended from an ancient royal line going back to when the Scots were living in Ireland. But Bryan Sykes, an Oxford University professor of human genetics who set up a company called Oxford Ancestors to research people’s...
  • Why Europe Deserves to Die - (James Atticus Bowden's newest editorial)

    04/25/2005 12:09:57 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 40 replies · 1,714+ views
    When Pope Benedict XVI was Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger he told Europe to recover its Christian roots “if it truly wants to survive.” Amen from an arch-Protestant whose ancestors included refugees who fled Catholic persecution for freedom in Virginia. The new Pope is a scholar who sees history unfolding into the future. We agree. Europe will be Islamic and subject to Islamist Totalitarianism by 2100, unless Europeans turn to faith and family. If Europe fails to live for faith and family, succumbing further to Socialist Human Secular Totalitarianism, then European culture deserves to die under Islamic culture. Many Europeans hope that...
  • Snide jokes aside, I stand firm on my Southern roots

    02/15/2005 8:06:28 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 326 replies · 4,375+ views
    Journal and Courier Online ^ | 14-feb-2005 | Brown
    When I was an intern learning my chops at Scripps Howard News Service in Washington, D.C., in the summer of 2000, I had already been greatly disillusioned by the complications that simply opening my mouth created. I had come, young and determined, to Franklin College in Indiana two years before from a tiny southern town at the bottom of the Bluegrass State. When I arrived in Indiana, I found the so-called Hoosier Hospitality severely lacking, and traveling to the nation's capital had afforded me no relief. There, as in Indiana, my culture was the source of cruel jokes, unfair assumptions...
  • The Mustache on the Left-(fascism & communism same evil; liberal name-calling)

    01/09/2005 4:42:46 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 644+ views
    As a Bush re-election later this year looks increasingly likely, some left-wingers worry that Howard Dean is too risky a candidate to put up against a popular President. There is, of course, the obvious comparison to McGovern and the fear that a true believer may inevitably be a sure loser. There is also the worry that Dean may not in fact be so true a believer in the first place: he did support Newt Gingrich's Medicare reforms, after all, and has been a little too cozy with gun rights advocates; might he not betray the Left in order to appeal...
  • Majority Rule…Destroyed by Minority Fools

    12/08/2004 6:42:44 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 21 replies · 669+ views
    There’s a reason that our forefathers were wise enough to declare that this Republic’s future and fortune be decided by the majority of Americans rather than any of the individual groups of minorities. This was a new nation then, filled with the rejects, the hopeful, the wounded, the ambitious from many lands, and it was important that we come together and start thinking like a united and unique country. For anything to be accomplished in this great experiment called America, people were going to have to be capable of coming to a consensus, regardless of their roots, and voting accordingly....

    11/06/2004 1:22:47 PM PST · by forest · 9 replies · 1,217+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #324 ^ | 11-7-04 | Doug Fiedor
    Truthfully, I really wasn't gloating these past few days. Probably they caught me smiling and laughing a bit, though. Yeah, I had to go into the city (90% liberal) and visit with the Democrats. Couldn't resist. I wanted to actually see the sad faces for myself, up close and live. Local Democrats have been a glum lot these past few days. Many are still grumbling. On Capitol Hill, Democrats were whining like Valley Girls at a sorority party that ran out of wine, pointing fingers at their leaders and talking about making war against the Republicans. Liberal Hill-Rats must have...
  • Update: More KerryEdwards yard signs being taken down by homeowners!

    10/26/2004 3:25:22 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 7 replies · 818+ views
    One last update from our grass roots movement to inform America about the real John Kerry. We have a volunteer who is a 30 year veteran of the Marine Corps out in the Los Angeles area going door-to-door through out his neighborhood delivering the flyer from and so far he has collected just about every KerryEdwards yard sign at the homeowner's request. From another veteran in Oregon, "I've printed out 1,000's of the flyers that you sent to me and have been distributing it all over the place around here. It works! Thanks!!!"

    10/19/2004 9:09:58 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 21 replies · 876+ views
    Look Inside Kerry's Mind and You Find a "False Personality" Written by Joan Swirsky Wednesday, October 20, 2004 There's a term to explain why the clearly haughty and self-important John Kerry repeatedly calls George Bush "arrogant." In psychology, it’s called projection: attributing to others what, in fact, perfectly describes the person hurling the insult. Similarly, there’s a term to explain why Kerry, a lifelong pacifist after his four-month foray in Vietnam, is now trying to convince the public that he would fight the war against terrorism more effectively than President Bush. It’s called self-delusion. Another term explains why Kerry has...
  • Senate hopeful finds common ground with South Asians

    09/22/2004 1:04:27 AM PDT · by JustPiper · 7 replies · 235+ views ^ | 9-21-04 | Indo-Asian News Service-oakbrook,il
    Barack Obama, the Senate hopeful who has become a political star after his speech at the Democratic convention, says South Asian Americans and "we share the same values". "We are in a good position, thanks to the support from the South Asian community," he said adding, "We share the same set of values." "We have made tremendous strides politically in the last 18 months," he said. "There was a time when many people said, 'He (Obama) has no organisation, no money and we cannot even pronounce his name'." Obama was addressing a select group of South Asian American community and...
  • The roots of enviro-hysteria (Yep, we're DOOMED!)

    06/02/2004 7:07:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 185+ views
    National Post ^ | 6/02/04 | Peter Foster
    The roots of enviro-hysteria Peter Foster Financial Post June 2, 2004 Some of the environmentally concerned are not happy with The Day After Tomorrow. They worry that the Mother of all Disaster Movies, in which the Earth's climate shifts into a new Ice Age over a long weekend, will feed skepticism about global warming. As an antidote, the mediasphere is about to be hit with a shower of new and recycled disaster books. I learned all this in last Sunday's New York Times. Recently, we have been treated to yet another of the Times's bouts of editorial soul-searching, this time...
  • 'Roots: The Heritage Game' is Released; Learn About Black History

    11/18/2003 8:17:38 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 11 replies · 253+ views
    'Roots: The Heritage Game' is Released; Learn About Black History 11/18/03 11:00:00 AM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: City Desk, Education Reporter Contact: Susan Rutherford, 866-539-0073 KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 18 /U.S. Newswire/ -- What do Don Barksdale, Tiger Woods, and Michael Jordan all have in common? They are all incredible sportsmen. What if you add Chuck Cooper, Robert L. Johnson, and Chamique Holdsclaw to the assortment? All are African-American and each has made a tremendous contribution to American history. Now is the time everyone should know their names and others' without having to research the little known, but significant people on the...
  • African-Americans Offered Gene Breakthrough To Trace Roots

    09/23/2003 12:19:43 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 386+ views
    Ananova ^ | 9-23-2003
    African-Americans offered gene breakthrough to trace roots A US company is offering to trace black people's family bloodlines to specific geographic areas on the African continent. African Ancestry, with its growing databank of African DNA samples, offers two types of DNA tests and has compiled a DNA database of 10,000 people representing 85 ethnic groups from Africa. Each of those groups have tell-tale genetic markers not found in other people. Those markers were passed on generationally and appear in African Americans' cells today. The company's most common test tracks mitochondrial DNA, a mysterious strand of genetic material found outside the...
  • A Baghdad 'Roots' Story

    07/25/2003 8:56:41 AM PDT · by bedolido · 5 replies · 208+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 07/25/03 | Jim Hoagland
    BAGHDAD -- Sleeping in a billion-dollar palace is not what it used to be in the land of Nebuchadnezzar and Nineveh. American GIs snore away on standard-issue cots in the dim antechambers, once-glittering reception halls and interrogation rooms of the personal citadels of Saddam Hussein, which become barracks when the blast furnace of the July sun shuts down and midnight temperatures plunge to the high 90s. My home for a visit here was in fact a castle: Hussein's Abu Ghraib palace, where the blend of megalomaniacal opulence and horror that was the dictator's essence still hangs in the air. Had...
  • Into Africa, a place of oppression and pain

    07/10/2003 1:14:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies · 195+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | July 9, 2003 | bill Maxwell
    The eyes of the world are temporarily on Africa because George W. Bush is making his first trip (five days) there. The issues of HIV/AIDS, despotism, inhumanity and corruption on the continent are in the spotlight. For me, an African-American, one of the most important recent trends related to Africa is the courage of a growing number of prominent blacks in the United States to publicly criticize African heads of state. I am especially pleased that black organizations, such as the TransAfrica Forum and Howard University's Africa Action, have sent formal complaints to several African leaders, including Presidents Robert Mugabe...
  • Family Tree: Teaching Children Their Heritage (Parenting Week)

    06/18/2003 5:59:13 AM PDT · by RockBassCreek · 9 replies · 594+ views ^ | Jun 13
    And that leads Good Morning America's parenting contributor Ann Pleshette Murphy to her second Murphy's Law: Thou Shalt Give Them Roots. Albert Dehart Washington III, who also goes by DD Washington, is learning from Albert Dehart Washington I, a grandfather who is wisely following Murphy's edict. Freed Slave Gave Family Name "My family originated in Dinwoodie County in Virginia and we can trace the family back to 1808," Washington told his grandson. "My great-great grandfather? Well, he was a slave, and he changed his name to Washington after he was freed." Connecting with their family's past not only helps children...
  • Two dead in Iraq have roots in S. Bay (Sunnyvale/San Jose)

    04/03/2003 9:33:52 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 168+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 4/3/03 | Crystal Carreon and Putsata Reang
    <p>Two Marines who had spent their childhoods in the South Bay were killed earlier this week when the helicopter they were riding in crashed in southern Iraq during a support mission.</p> <p>Sgt. Michael Vernon Lalush, 23, formerly of Sunnyvale, and Capt. Aaron J. Contreras, 31, who was born in San Jose, were both assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169 when their UH-1N Huey helicopter went down Sunday in an apparent accident at a forward supply and refueling site. No enemy fire was involved, the Department of Defense said.</p>
  • Female Circumcision Tradition Has Deep Roots

    02/06/2003 4:35:25 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 496+ views
    IOL ^ | 2-6-2003 | Coumba Sylla
    Female circumcision tradition has deep roots February 06 2003 at 05:53AM By Coumba Sylla In parts of Senegal, where female circumcision has been practised for centuries, campaigns like the one now before African leaders in Ethiopia to end the "silent tragedy" are brushed off as misinformation. African leaders and international organisations were taking part in a conference in the Ethiopian capital on Wednesday set to end with a call for zero- tolerance of the practice of female genital mutilation. "My parents did it, and, there is no question in my mind, I am going to continue the tradition," Cherif Koundoul,...
  • Chinese Roots: Skull May Complicate Human-Origins Debate

    01/02/2003 11:03:24 AM PST · by blam · 82 replies · 958+ views
    Science News ^ | 12-21/28-2002 | Bruce Bower
    Chinese Roots: Skull may complicate human-origins debate Bruce Bower In 1958, farm workers digging in a cave in southern China's Liujiang County discovered several human bones including a skull. Relying on its resemblance to securely dated human fossils in Japan, scientists assigned this Homo sapiens skull an age of 20,000 to 30,000 years. ASIAN CONNECTION. If southern China's Liujiang skull is really more than 100,000 years old, this modern Homo sapiens fossil will shake up theories of human evolution. W. Wang However, the Liujiang finds may be much older than that, according to a report in the December Journal of...
  • Archaeologists Unearth Tyre's Phoenician Roots

    11/02/2002 3:59:00 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 300+ views
    The Daily Star ^ | 11-2-2002
    Archaeologists unearth Tyre’s Phoenician rootsDig uncovers 12 burial jars Spanish archaeologists discovered a Phoenician cemetery containing 12 jars during excavations in Tyre on Friday, one of them reported. “We have discovered 12 earthenware jars of various sizes, filled with burned up bones and ashes at the southern entrance of Tyre,” Maria Eugenia Aubet told AFP. Aubet said her team “hopes to find gold jewelry under the ashes, which date back to between the ninth and 10th century before Christ.” “The Phoenicians used to bury their dead in jars along with their jewelry after incinerating their bodies,” she said. The team...
  • 'I have to die a man or live a coward' : the saga of Dr. Ossian Sweet (The origin of MI's old CCW)

    01/04/2002 11:35:35 AM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 21 replies · 977+ views
    Detroit News ^ | 2000 | Patricia Zacharias
    <p>"I have to die a man or live a coward." With these words, a mild-mannered black Detroit physician set in motion forces that would result in a dramatic milestone in America's civil rights movement, extending the notion that a man's home is his castle to blacks.</p>
  • The roots of the Catholics' scandal

    06/09/2002 10:08:15 AM PDT · by thinktwice · 33 replies · 186+ views
    The Ornage County Register ^ | 9 June 2002 | Steven Greenhut
    <p>By now, even the Roman Catholic Church's staunchest defenders must admit that the church's ongoing sex-abuse scandal is not a matter of a few aberrations, but represents a disturbing pattern that perhaps has involved hundreds of victims and priests.</p> <p>The church hierarchy remains in denial, with U.S. bishops proposing a new "zero tolerance" policy that would kick out priests who abuse children in the future, but would, unbelievably, offer a second chance to those who already molested a child.</p>
  • Conservatism and the Founding

    05/21/2002 5:44:16 PM PDT · by aconservaguy · 51 replies · 2,700+ views
    Imprimis (via "") ^ | July 1983 | Forrest McDonald
    How Conservatism Guided America's Founding Forrest McDonald Editor's Preview: It was not state weakness, but incipiently totalitarian behavior by unchecked state governments in the years after 1776, that set the stage for the Philadelphia Convention of 1787. National authority must be strengthened; but how? Liberty is secure in the United States today only because Washington, Hamilton, and their conservative allies bested radical ideologues like Jefferson and Madison in the ensuing struggle to shape the U.S. Constitution. Thus John Locke, philosophical father of the latter group, may be a less benign influence on history than is commonly supposed: millenial excesses from...