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  • Wag the dog: When left vs. right matters

    11/05/2013 10:43:28 AM PST · by bigbob · 4 replies
    Science News ^ | 11-1-13 | Bethany Brookshire
    Most of us see a wagging dog’s tail and think it’s got to be a good sign. Wagging = welcome, right? Especially if it’s the kind of wag that’s knocking over small items. But it turns out that not all wags are equal, and some are a lot more welcoming than others. When I walked into my college biology course freshman year, we started out with a discussion of symmetry. Most animal are built with some symmetry, either radial or bilateral — radial like a starfish, bilateral like a human. Symmetry means things, like health or attractiveness. But it turns...
  • Richland florist sues state for violating her religious freedom

    05/17/2013 9:13:22 PM PDT · by Rabin · 6 replies
    tri-cityherald ^ | May 16, 2013 | without attribute
    Richland — A Richland florist countersued the Washington attorney general (WAG), Thursday after he WAG filed a lawsuit against her for refusing to provide flower arrangements for a same-sex (male on male) marriage. Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal ministry that advocates for religious rights, filed the suit in Benton County Superior Court on behalf of Barronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene’s Flowers. ''Barronelle believes, as the Bible teaches, that marriage is defined by God as a union of man and woman,” The lawsuit argues (State Attorney General Bob Ferguson).. lawsuit filed (without any citizen complaint), on behalf of the state...
  • Nigeria bombs Islamists, U.S. sounds alarm

    05/17/2013 4:21:26 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 60 replies
    Reurters via Yahoo! News ^ | May 17, 2013 | Lanre Ola
    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigerian warplanes struck militant camps in the northeast on Friday in a major push against an Islamist insurgency, drawing a sharp warning from the United States to respect human rights and not harm civilians.
  • Bin Laden Dead Already

    05/03/2011 12:46:31 AM PDT · by rambo316 · 63 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 12/26/2001 | staff
    Usama bin Laden has died a peaceful death due to an untreated lung complication, the Pakistan Observer reported, citing a Taliban leader who allegedly attended the funeral of the Al Qaeda leader. "The Coalition troops are engaged in a mad search operation but they would never be able to fulfill their cherished goal of getting Usama alive or dead," the source said. Bin Laden, according to the source, was suffering from a serious lung complication and succumbed to the disease in mid-December, in the vicinity of the Tora Bora mountains. The source claimed that bin Laden was laid to rest...
  • Dogs' Behaviour - It's All In The Wag

    03/23/2007 6:35:38 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 1,168+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-24-2007 | Roger Highfield
    Dogs' behaviour - it's all in the wag By Roger Highfield, Science Editor Last Updated: 12:28am GMT 24/03/2007 Dogs wag their tails to the right when they see something familiar, such as their owner, and to the left when confronted with something they want to run away from, it was revealed yesterday. The bias is subtle, requiring video analysis to spot, and not obvious enough for you to tell whether the next dog you meet is going to lick your face or turn tail. But, researchers suggest, the study of wagging could be used in animal welfare to help vets...
  • NEWS ON THE NEWS

    09/18/2004 11:12:52 AM PDT · by forest · 12 replies · 898+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #317 ^ | 9-19-04 | Doug Fiedor
    Before the real news, there's a little interesting background news we should take care of. This comes from the "Be careful who you blame department," because everything is not always exactly as it looks. We've been hoodwinked. Yeah, you, me, all of us. It appears to me that there is a major scam afoot. It's kind of funny, in a sick sort of way; but it is a flimflam nonetheless. First, we know that Dan Rather and his cohorts at CBS have a major bias. Among other things, they "fixed" a certain "60 Minutes" program many years ago to pump...
  • WAG THE DOG WIGGLES THROUGH THE TIMELINE: A FREEPER REVISITS THIS TIMELY WEBSITE

    07/24/2004 4:31:50 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 18 replies · 2,172+ views
    Downloaded from Waybackmachine | Action Works.com
    Due to the 9/11 commission telling [people that there was no WAG THE DOG scandal, I think it is time we re-printed what a Freeper compiled several years ago. I downloaded the pages off of Wayback Machine.
  • Clinton's Feckless Anti-terrorism: Don't Forget that Clinton DID "Wag the Dog"!

    03/28/2004 6:32:22 AM PST · by WL-law · 10 replies · 280+ views
    self | 03-28-04 | WL-Law
    In the various critiques of Richard Clarke testimony before the 9-11 commission, one fact that has been insufficiently challenged is the truth-or-falsity of the claim that Cinton's one instance of retaliation against Bin Laden was an instance of "wag the dog".Clarke posits that Clinton's failure to pursue Bin Laden was caused by the "unfortunate" misperception that, because of Clinton's Lewinsky problems, that his actions (cruise-bombing the Afghan camps and Sudan aspirin factory) were intended as distractions. Clarke infers, therefore, that this was a 'false' critique of Clinton, and caused the Clinton administration to back off of its retaliation plans. And...
  • 10 Tails That Wage The Modern Dog (Origin Of Dogs?)

    02/13/2004 8:11:55 PM PST · by blam · 27 replies · 573+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-14-2004 | Tim Radford
    10 tails that wag the modern dog Tim Radford in Seattle learns how and Fido sprang from a wolf Saturday February 14, 2004 The Guardian (UK) Within five years researchers will have completed the evolutionary tree of man's best friend, from a wolf in eastern Asia about 15,000 years ago to more than 300 breeds today. The genetic sequence of a dog - a poodle - was completed in 2003. Now a combination of pedigree data, veterinary expertise, genetics and historical records could demonstrate the link the chihuahua and border collie, great dane and German shepherd. Deborah Lynch of the...