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  • CrowdStrike: a Conspiracy Wrapped in a Conspiracy Inside a Conspiracy

    11/29/2019 5:17:25 AM PST · by Openurmind · 111 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | Nov 29, 2019 | Oleg Atbashian
    In the last few days, media talking heads have been saying the word "CrowdStrike" a lot, defining it as a wild conspiracy theory originating in Moscow. They were joined by Chris Wallace at Fox News, who informed us that president Trump and his ill-informed fans believe in a crazy idea that the DNC wasn't hacked by the Russians but by some Ukrainian group named CrowdStrike that stole the DNC server and brought it to Ukraine , and that it was Ukraine that meddled in our 2016 election and not Russia. A crazy idea indeed. Except that neither Trump nor his...
  • Ancient DNA Reveals Neandertals With Red Hair, Fair Complexions

    10/28/2007 4:03:27 PM PDT · by Lessismore · 49 replies · 1,372+ views
    Science Magazine ^ | 2007-10-26 | Elizabeth Culotta
    What would it have been like to meet a Neandertal? Researchers have hypothesized answers for decades, seeking to put flesh on ancient bones. But fossils are silent on many traits, from hair and skin color to speech and personality. Personality will have to wait, but in a paper published online in Science this week (www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/1147417), an international team announces that it has extracted a pigmentation gene, mc1r, from the bones of two Neandertals. The researchers conclude that at least some Neandertals had pale skin and red hair, similar to some of the Homo sapiens who today inhabit their European homeland....
  • European Neanderthals had ginger hair and freckles [ and Type O blood ]

    12/30/2008 8:17:45 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 76 replies · 11,968+ views
    Telegraph ^ | December 29, 2008 | Edward Owen
    The gene known as MC1R suggests the Neanderthals had fair skin and even freckles like redheads. After analysing the fossil bones found in a cave in north-west Spain, the experts concluded they had human blood group "O" and were genetically more likely to be fair skinned, perhaps even with freckles, have red or ginger hair and could talk... The report, published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, concludes that: "These results suggest the genetic change responsible for the O blood group in humans predates the human and Neanderthal divergence" but came "after humans separated from their common ancestor ... chimpanzees." ...One gene...
  • Democratic congressman says Mulvaney "co-signed the President's confession"

    10/17/2019 12:13:29 PM PDT · by Blogger · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/17/19 | Sam Fossum and Manu Raju
    Rep. Eric Swalwell, a Democrat on the Intelligence and Judiciary committees, reacted to acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney's remarks that aid to Ukraine was in fact tied to President Trump’s wish for an investigation into the 2016 election. "He co-signed the President's confession, I guess," he told reporters as he left the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility at Capitol Hill. Swalwell reiterated that Trump still deserves a fair process even though he believes the President has confessed. "We have a confession from the President," Swalwell said. "When a suspect confesses you can reduce the number of witnesses you...
  • President Trump, You Are No JFK

    08/25/2018 7:16:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 184 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    “JFK had a legendary love life.  Did one of his affairs connect him with the mob?” (CNN, promoting its Kennedy family hagiography, March 31, 2018.)“Legendary” –whether morally-neutral or complimentary or both-- is not exactly the terminology CNN is employing with regard to President Trump’s “love life.”  Consensual and discreet adulterous affairs distant (both time-wise and geographically) from the White House do not qualify a “love life” as “legendary” with CNN. But apparently, feeding amyl-nitrate poppers to a starstruck 19 year-old, taking her virginity in the very White House bed and directing her to fellate a 50-year old friend while watching does. Or...
  • Left-Wing Politicians Wage War on Plastic

    07/03/2018 12:04:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 2, 2018 | Taylor Chaffetz
    After a ban on non-biodegradable utensils went into effect over the weekend in Seattle, local officials are advising food service businesses to “[s]top using plastic straws and plastic utensils.”An ordinance pending before the New York City Council would make that city’s food service businesses the next front line in liberal politicians’ war on plastic straws.For the last two months, the New York City Council has deliberated over a bill that would make it a civil offense for any food service provider in the city to offer customers straws or stirrers “made of plastic or any other non-biodegradable material.” If passed,...
  • Jesus wasn't white: he was a brown-skinned, Middle Eastern Jew. Here's why that matters

    04/01/2018 4:53:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 146 replies
    Australian Broadcast Company ^ | March 28, 2018 | Robyn J. Whitaker
    I grew up in a Christian home, where a photo of Jesus hung on my bedroom wall. I still have it. It is schmaltzy and rather tacky in that 1970s kind of way, but as a little girl I loved it. In this picture, Jesus looks kind and gentle, he gazes down at me lovingly. He is also light-haired, blue-eyed, and very white. The problem is, Jesus was not white.
  • Holocaust denier poised to claim GOP nomination in Illinois race for Congress

    02/04/2018 7:29:52 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 85 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 02-04-2018 | Frank Main
    Arthur Jones — an outspoken Holocaust denier, activist anti-Semite and white supremacist — is poised to become the Republican nominee for an Illinois congressional seat representing parts of Chicago and nearby suburbs. “Well first of all, I’m running for Congress not the chancellor of Germany. All right. To me the Holocaust is what I said it is: It’s an international extortion racket,” Jones told the Chicago Sun-Times. Indeed, Jones’ website for his latest congressional run includes a section titled “The ‘Holocaust Racket’” where he calls the genocide carried out by the German Nazi regime and collaborators in other nations “the...
  • As Trump Rages About Immigrants, They Go to the Ivy League

    12/24/2017 11:27:51 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 48 replies
    NY Times ^ | Dec 24, 2017 | TARIRO MZEZEWA
    Ten years ago, a family arrived in the Bronx from Yaoundé, Cameroon, not speaking a word of English. This Christmas, they are celebrating a feat that would be impressive for any family: Three of the family’s five daughters have been accepted to Ivy League universities. In a year in which our nativist president would have you believe that immigrants are, at best, a job-stealing drain and at worst, criminals, rapists and people with AIDS, these three remarkable sisters are worth paying attention to. Not just because they are inspiring — they are — but because they are far better ambassadors...
  • Trump slams FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for donations to wife's campaign

    12/23/2017 9:30:06 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 23, 2017 | Kelly Cohen
    President Trump slammed the FBI's deputy director for donations to his wife's Virginia state Senate campaign, roughly an hour after it was reported Andrew McCabe would retire in early 2018"How can FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, the man in charge, along with leakin’ James Comey, of the Phony Hillary Clinton investigation (including her 33,000 illegally deleted emails) be given $700,000 for wife’s campaign by Clinton Puppets during investigation?" Trump tweeted Saturday. Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump How can FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, the man in charge, along with leakin’ James Comey, of the Phony Hillary Clinton investigation (including her 33,000...
  • Do As I Do Not! (King James Bible Discussion)

    07/10/2017 2:23:50 PM PDT · by WhatNot · 74 replies
    Welcome! To The King James Bible Discussion Thread Where we don't change God's Word, His Word changes us.
  • Ben Shapiro: When the Enemy of Your Enemy Is — Your Enemy

    02/22/2017 10:40:52 AM PST · by EveningStar · 96 replies
    National Review ^ | February 22, 2017 | Ben Shapiro
    Ideas and values should matter more than tribal identity... Unfortunately, many conservatives have embraced this sort of binary thinking: If it angers the Left, it must be virtuous. Undoubtedly, that's a crude shorthand for political thinking. It means you never have to check the ideas of the speaker, you merely have to check how people respond to him. That's dangerous. It leads to supporting bad policies and bad men. The enemy of your enemy isn't always your friend. Sometimes he's your enemy. Sometimes he's just a dude sitting there minding his own business... The logic of "if he melts snowflakes,...
  • ACLU wins legal challenge against immigration ban: ‘Hope Trump enjoys losing’

    01/28/2017 8:03:18 PM PST · by Mariner · 102 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 28th, 2016 | Hunter Walker
    The American Civil Liberties Union announced Saturday evening that a federal court in New York had issued an emergency stay on President Trump’s executive order banning immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The court’s decision, which will affect people who have been detained in airports, came after the ACLU and other activist groups filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of two Iraqis who were held at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York as a result of the order. “I hope Trump enjoys losing. He’s going to lose so much we’re going to get sick and tired of...
  • Obama on Daily Show: If Trump Sets Up Muslim Registry, I Will 'Say Something'

    12/13/2016 11:41:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    TV Line ^ | December 13, 2016 | Ryan Schwartz
    President Barack Obama doesn’t expect he’ll “suddenly just vanish” once Donald Trump takes office on Jan. 20. He also doesn’t expect to keep quiet if his successor’s administration impedes on the “core values” of the United States. Remarking on Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims, Obama on Monday’s The Daily Show told Trevor Noah that he will “have to say something” if Trump follows through on his campaign promise, or insists on a registry of all Muslims currently living the United States. “If I thought a Muslim registry was being set up that violates the Constitution, violates who we are, and...
  • An Open Letter to Jennifer Palmieri

    12/02/2016 7:39:59 PM PST · by pboyington · 23 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | December 2, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Reports of your heated exchange with President-Elect Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway at the Harvard post-election forum have been rampaging through the mainstream and alternate media like a five alarm fire for the last 24 hours. Apparently, during the forum, you accused Mr. Trump and Ms. Conway of ‘providing a platform for white supremacists’ during the election. I seriously doubt that the 62.6 million Americans who voted for Mr. Trump were all white supremacists. But, that’s how liberals operate. Anyone that doesn’t agree with your warped, Eurocrap vision for America is a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, an Islamophobe or...
  • Clinton: Americans don't jail our political opponents

    10/23/2016 8:16:16 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 88 replies
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton campaigned with her running mate, Senator Tim Kaine, in Pittsburgh on Saturday (October 22), the first time the two have campaigned together in weeks. Clinton took aim at Trump's threat to put her in jail if he's elected saying, "We don't do that in America. We actually have laws, and courts and an independent judiciary."
  • Trump threatened to jail Clinton if elected. These countries might do the same

    10/10/2016 1:12:15 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/10/2016 | Joshua Berlinger
    (CNN) — Donald Trump quipped during Sunday night's debate that if he were president, Hillary Clinton would be in jail. The comment caught many Americans off-guard. And it sounded disappointingly familiar to those living under authoritarian regimes. But Americans of all stripes consider the peaceful handover of power to political opponents one of the most demonstrable symbols of the country's healthy democracy. Here are some other leaders and countries that have jailed political opposition while in power. Vladimir Putin is often accused of jailing his political opponents. A prominent example: Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a former oligarch and Putin opponent, spent 10...
  • Is Trump the real beneficiary of a "rigged" system?

    04/21/2016 7:12:52 AM PDT · by erk · 24 replies
    Based on the raw vote and delegate counts at Real Clear Politics, consider the following: Raw vote %: Trump - 40% Cruz - 29% Delegate %: Trump - 49% Cruz - 32% Bump created by the "system" (delegate % divided by raw vote%): Trump - 22% Cruz - 10% Votes per delegate (how many votes did it take on average to get one delegate): Trump - 10,322 Cruz - 11,430
  • Millennials’ responsibility: Economic inequality and the American dream

    04/16/2016 11:41:19 AM PDT · by pabianice · 7 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 4/16/16 | Dombrowski
    From Occupy Wall Street to the Bernie Sanders campaign, Americans have embraced recent efforts to shed light on economic inequality. However, the success of economic reform lies in the hands of our generation, a generation CBS News referred to as “narcissistic praise hounds.” To millennials, the threat of terrorism always existed, the Internet always accompanied a research paper, and the Cold War was taught in history class, not lived. We are a generation ‘with the world at our fingertips,’ a generation that religiously watches “Friends” and uses social media multiple times a day. But, do we have access to the...
  • No, Ted Cruz Doesn’t Want Federal Regulation of Home Schooling

    02/11/2016 9:27:07 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 20 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | February 11, 2016 | Brian Sikma
    Contrary to what some bloggers (many of whom support Donald Trump’s presidential campaign) and the Internet rumor mill have been saying, Sen. Ted Cruz does not support federal regulation of home schooling.The source of the myth is Cruz’s co-sponsorship of S.306, a bill introduced during this session of Congress by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT). Some form of the bill has been introduced since 2000, but the measure has never been controversial until presidential campaign politics intervened. What the measure does is expand who can use Coverdell education savings accounts by clarifying that for the purpose of Coverdell expenses only, the...