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  • Top Five Libtard fails of 2015

    02/05/2016 8:38:54 AM PST · by mkleesma · 2 replies ^ | 12/27/2015 | Paul Joseph Watson
    2015 was when social justice warriors and the regressive left went 'full retard'.
  • Tom Watson declines PGA of America Hall of Fame invite over (Ted) Bishop handling

    10/06/2015 6:12:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 29, 2015 | Ryan Ballengee
    <p>It was Bishop who surprisingly extended the captaincy for the 2014 matches to Watson, who remains the last American captain to win the biennial matches in Europe back in 1993.</p> <p>While I was very flattered by PGA President (Derek) Sprague’s honoring me to be inducted into PGA Hall of Fame, I couldn’t accept in good conscience because of how the PGA mishandled the firing of my friend and immediate past president of the PGA, Ted Bishop..</p>
  • The Martian

    09/29/2015 1:07:58 PM PDT · by Textide · 98 replies
    self | 09/29/2015 | Textide
    FReepers, I can't recommend this one enough. This book is phenomenal. Here's an effort at a short summary: In the near future, an astronaut is presumed dead and left behind on Mars during a dust storm. Turns out he pulled through and has to figure out how to survive. NASA has several missions planned over the coming years so he meticulously plans and executes his survival with the hopes that the future missions take place. What struck me was that he didn't feel sorry for himself. He conducted himself as a man and even had contempt for fate. He wasn't...
  • Judge Rules Sea Shepherd Wrongfully Sank Crippled ‘Whale Wars’ Vessel

    09/27/2015 2:15:44 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 15 replies
    Ecorazzi ^ | September 25, 2015 | MICHAEL DESTRIES
    The unfortunate drama surrounding the collision and sinking of the Ady Gil has finally reached a conclusion. An arbitrator last week ruled that the Sea Shepherd acted “wrongful” in their decision to scuttle the ship and not allow for proper salvage efforts. The trimaran, named for its benefactor and owner Ady Gil, a Hollywood TV businessman and animal activist, famously collided on January 7th, 2010 with a Japanese whaling vessel. The event, captured on film for Animal Planet’s “Whale Wars” reality series, drew international attention for both the conservation organization and its anti-whaling mission. While the Ady Gil was disabled...
  • Sea Shepherd to Pay Millions to Whale Killers

    06/10/2015 4:00:36 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 187 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 9, 2015 | Taylor Hill
    Sea Shepherd Conservation Society agreed to pay $2.55 million to Japan's Institute of Cetacean Research on Monday as part of a settlement to resolve a long-standing legal battle over the anti-whaling group’s tactics against Japanese whaling ships in the Antarctic. The settlement came the same day the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Sea Shepherd’s appeal of a federal court’s finding that the group was in contempt of a court order to stay clear of Japanese whaling ships. The activist group’s tactics at sea include throwing smoke bombs at Japanese whaling ships and using metal-reinforced ropes to damage propellers and...
  • NFL Player Benjamin Watson says "Jesus" on CNN

    11/30/2014 5:01:31 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 21 replies
    New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson, whose Facebook post on the Ferguson riots went viral last week, appeared on CNN to discuss his feelings about the rioting and the Michael Brown shooting. Watson spoke with CNN’s Brooke Baldwin on Friday and read parts of his emotional Facebook post during the interview. “Sometimes I feel like it’s us against them. Sometimes I feel like I’m just as prejudiced as the people I point fingers at and that’s not right,” he read. “How can I look at white skin and make assumptions and not want assumptions made about me? That’s not...
  • Andrew Klavan: Just Say No To Feminism (video)

    10/23/2014 12:15:13 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies ^ | 10-23-2014 | Andrew Klavan
    I’m Andrew Klavan and this is the Revolting Truth. film actress and all-around svelte cutie-pie Emma Watson recently delivered a speech to the United Nations on the subject of feminism. The speech won universal praise from all who heard it, except the Iranian ambassador who said he was disappointed because he was hoping he’d get to stone Hermione. Miss Watson’s speech launched the He-for-She campaign, during which the hot little English tomato will be calling on men to begin joining the ranks of feminists. Many men agreed immediately and could be seen outside the UN losing their senses of...
  • Emma Watson Delivers Passionate UN Speech On Gender Equality

    09/22/2014 2:28:32 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    ETOnline ^ | September 21, 2014
    Emma Watson is taking the fight for feminism to the frontlines, delivering a powerful message to the men of the world to take up the struggle for gender equality. Watson, who was appointed to the role of the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador earlier this year, delivered a speech on the floor of the UN to launch the new HeForShe initiative, which advocates for total equality without the use of negative rhetoric and for getting men to join the political and social battle. "We want to end gender inequality," Watson told the assembly. "And to do this, we need everyone involved…...
  • IBM's Watson: Designed to Learn Like a Human

    03/19/2014 9:45:36 AM PDT · by fishtank · 21 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D.
    IBM's Watson: Designed to Learn Like a Human by Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. * On March 5, 2014, the IBM supercomputer "Watson" became a pioneer virtual chef, inadvertently showcasing the remarkably superior hardware and software found between our ears. This intelligent machine, named after IBM founder Thomas J. Watson, produced recipes based on a series of algorithms that cross-referenced data on flavor compounds to people's likes and dislikes. "The supercomputer made its debut as a chef at a Las Vegas tech conference last week, and so far has produced gourmet, fusion fare like a Swiss-Thai asparagus quiche, an Austrian...
  • DEA agent killed in Colombia during apparent robbery attempt

    06/21/2013 10:11:55 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 10 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06/21/13
    A DEA agent has died in an apparent robbery attempt in Colombia, U.S. Ambassador Michael McKinley said Friday. Colombian authorities said the American agent was stabbed four times.
  • Parolee Accused Of Murder Escaped 6 Times, Released, Placed On Low Supervision (Colorado)

    04/26/2013 7:01:35 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    CBS4 ^ | April 25, 2013 | Brian Maass
    Warren Watson, a Colorado prison parolee who fled from parole and confessed to a murder in Lakewood, had a long history of such escapes but had still been placed on a comparatively low level of supervision by Colorado’s Division of Parole. ... a series of missteps, miscommunications and questionable judgments in the Watson case, much like in the case of parolee Evan Ebel, who is suspected of murdering Colorado’s Corrections Director and a young father while Ebel was on parole. The parole department is examining its handling of the Ebel case. Internal Colorado parole records now show that the Colorado...
  • IBM Watson providing superior cancer treatment plans

    02/09/2013 5:13:56 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 27 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | Feb 8, 2013 | Brian Wang
    The IBM Watson system gained fame by beating human contestants on the television quiz show Jeopardy! almost two years ago. Since that time, Watson has evolved from a first-of-a-kind status, to a commercial cognitive computing system gaining a 240 percent improvement in system performance, and a reduction in the system’s physical requirements by 75 percent and can now be run on a single Power 750 server. IBM Watson trained in medicine to leverage 1.5 million patient records and 2 million pages of cancer research IBM Watson has ingested more than 600,000 pieces of medical evidence, two million pages of text...
  • PGA Golfer Bubba Watson Lets His Light Shine (another Christian role model athlete)

    04/08/2012 7:54:39 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 23 replies
    charismanews ^ | 4-2-2012
    NOTE: for those who didn't follow it, Watson won the Masters today. ====================================================== There’s something different about Bubba Watson. And he doesn’t care if you know it. The PGA golfer, who ranked 18th in the latest World Golf Rankings, realizes he’s not like most famous athletes. In fact, he welcomes it. “People always ask ‘Why is Bubba different?’” said Watson during a phone interview from Scottsdale, Ariz. “They’re just trying to figure it out.” Watson’s identity is not wrapped up in his freakishly long drives from his lanky 6-foot-3, 180-pound left-handed swing—he leads the Tour with a 315-yard average. Rather,...
  • Anti-whalers launch kamikaze operation (Sea Shepherd pumps up next season's show)

    10/03/2011 4:41:12 AM PDT · by tlb · 36 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | October 03, 2011 | Tamara McLean
    RADICAL anti-whaling operation Sea Shepherd is promising dramatic attacks against Japanese whalers in coming months, with volunteers warning they're prepared to die for the cause. The group has announced "Operation Divine Wind" against the Japanese whalers, who plan to begin their annual hunt in the Southern Ocean in December. Sea Shepherd leader Paul Watson promised on the group's Facebook page a "very dramatic and adventurous three months beginning in December". The Sea Shepherd has become increasingly successful in recent years at disrupting the Japanese fleet. Angered by the campaign, which reduced the catch, the Japanese government has injected $US27 million...
  • Albemarle Removes Sherlock Holmes Book From Reading List

    08/29/2011 6:50:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    The Daily Progess ^ | AARON RICHARDSON
    The Albemarle County School Board voted Thursday night to remove Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “A Study in Scarlet” from sixth-grade reading lists. A parent of a Henley Middle School student originally challenged the book in May on the grounds that it is derogatory toward Mormons. Thursday’s vote was the culmination of the work of a committee commissioned to study the book and two discussions by board members. Board member Diantha McKiel, of the Jack Jouett District, said it was important to note that the school system has a history of reconsidering books. “Sometimes we have declared books age inappropriate, sometimes...
  • Rebecca Watson: "Stop Sexualizing Me!"

    07/10/2011 2:35:05 PM PDT · by Salman · 19 replies
    The Other McCain (conservative blog) ^ | July 7, 2011 | Robert Stacy McCain
    This was originally going to be titled, “Agreeing With Richard Dawkins,” because one of the world’s most notorious Darwinists has offended feminists by telling them that there are worse things than being propositioned in a hotel elevator. But then I saw the video in which the atheist chick at the epicenter of this controversy made the complaint that prompted Dawkins’ rebuke and said, “Oh, hell.” This gets funny, so keep reading. Hat-tip to Ann Althouse, and thanks to commenter Joe for pointing it out.
  • R.I. House Minority Leader Watson, R-East Greenwich, charged with DUI (Booze & Weed )

    05/01/2011 10:52:25 AM PDT · by csvset · 20 replies
    Projo,com ^ | April 26, 2011 | Katherine Gregg
    PROVIDENCE — House Republican Leader Robert Watson, the trenchant and bitingly acerbic leader of the tiny GOP bloc in the overwhelmingly Democratic House of Representatives in Rhode Island, is facing charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana possession after a random stop by Connecticut police as he was driving his pickup truck through a checkpoint in East Haven, Conn., Friday night. A police report said his eyes were “extremely glassy and bloodshot,” his speech slurred, and he had difficulty performing a series of sobriety tests. After handcuffing Watson and placing him under arrest, the arresting police officer...
  • Next for Jeopardy! Winner: Dr. Watson, I Presume? (Medical diagnosis next for Supercomputer)

    02/17/2011 12:46:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Time ^ | 02/17/2011 | Michelle Castillo
    After conquering puny humans Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter and winning a total of $77,147 over three days and two full games on Jeopardy!, IBM's know-it-all new supercomputer is going to med school. On Wednesday, IBM, along with Nuance Communications Inc. and the Columbia University and University of Maryland medical schools, announced that they are developing Watson as a diagnostic tool that can help doctors identify diseases and recommend treatments. They hope to begin lab tests as early as next year, with real world testing later in 2012. "What makes Watson unique is that it can rip through massive amounts...
  • Heeeeeere's Watson! (Computer plays Jeopardy)

    02/14/2011 2:42:05 PM PST · by HeartlandOfAmerica · 24 replies
    Jeopardy! | 02/14/11 | Self
    Watson's just about to appear on Jeopardy for all interested!
  • Julian Assange wined and dined at US Embassy

    12/13/2010 6:26:23 AM PST · by FS11 · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12-13-10 | Andrew Gilligan
    To the United States, Julian Assange may now be Public Enemy Number One. Some American politicians have even called for his execution. But less than a year ago, the founder of WikiLeaks was officially entertained at a US Embassy cocktail party by one of the very diplomats whose secrets he would soon spill to the world. Mr Assange's site had already published dozens of leaks embarrassing to the US, including secret Guantanamo Bay detainee handling manuals and the full emails of Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate. The US State Department condemned the manuals' publication as "a criminal act."
  • Anti-whaling activist says Sea Shepherd sank its own ship

    10/07/2010 9:23:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies
    AFP ^ | Oct 7, 2010
    A former Sea Shepherd activist on Thursday accused the militant conservation group of deliberately sinking one of its own ships as a publicity stunt after a collision with a Japanese whaler. New Zealander Pete Bethune labelled Sea Shepherd's leadership "morally bankrupt" for allegedly ordering the hi-tech trimaran "Ady Gil" to be scuttled after it collided with a Japanese whaler last January in the Southern Ocean. Bethune, the Ady Gil's captain, said Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson ordered the ship's sinking to "garner sympathy with the public and to create better TV" in the publicity battle against Japan's Antarctic whaling program....
  • MI6 'halted bid to arrest bin Laden'

    11/09/2002 6:34:08 PM PST · by ds2000 · 4 replies · 123+ views
    Startling revelations by French intelligence experts back David Shayler's alleged 'fantasy'about Gadaffi plot Martin Bright, home affairs editor Sunday November 10, 2002 The Observer British intelligence paid large sums of money to an al-Qaeda cell in Libya in a doomed attempt to assassinate Colonel Gadaffi in 1996 and thwarted early attempts to bring Osama bin Laden to justice. The latest claims of MI6 involvement with Libya's fearsome Islamic Fighting Group, which is connected to one of bin Laden's trusted lieutenants, will be embarrassing to the Government, which described similar claims by renegade MI5 officer David Shayler as 'pure fantasy'. The...
  • New IBM supercomputer, AI ability

    06/17/2010 8:42:15 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 6 replies · 539+ views
    This is the quintessential sort of clue you hear on the TV game show “Jeopardy!” It’s witty (the clue’s category is “Postcards From the Edge”), demands a large store of trivia and requires contestants to make confident, split-second decisions. This particular clue appeared in a mock version of the game in December, held in Hawthorne, N.Y. at one of I.B.M.’s research labs. Two contestants — Dorothy Gilmartin, a health teacher with her hair tied back in a ponytail, and Alison Kolani, a copy editor — furrowed their brows in concentration. Who would be the first to answer?
  • A transformed Watson carries Turnberry magic to opening round at Augusta

    04/09/2010 2:24:18 AM PDT · by ICAB9USA · 63 replies · 855+ views ^ | 4/9/10 | Joe Posnanski
    AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tom Watson finally seems at peace. Over the years, I have probably written more than 100,000 words about Watson — the good fortune of being a sportswriter in Kansas City for a long time. I have chased him from golf course to golf course. I have seen him overjoyed and grumpy and most places in between. Anyway, I never thought of him being at peace before. No, there was always a certain restlessness about Watson. I always thought it had something to do with the strange arc of his brilliant career. Watson was a late bloomer —...
  • A Secret Keeper - And breaker

    03/27/2010 11:24:39 AM PDT · by magellan · 19 replies · 748+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 25 March 2010 | Gabriel Schoenfeld
    President Obama has nominated Solomon B. Watson IV to be general counsel of the Army. Mr. Watson would be coming to this slot after spending 32 years at the New York Times, including a stint as its senior vice president and chief legal officer. Near the end of Mr. Watson's tenure, the paper published a series of stories compromising two highly classified counterterrorism programs. One, in December 2005, offered crucial details of the National Security Agency's Terrorist Surveillance Program, designed to track al Qaeda communications into and out of the United States. Another, in June 2006, disclosed a secret program...
  • Sea Shepherd Receives an additional €1 Million Euros from the Dutch National Postcode Lottery

    02/20/2010 5:13:31 PM PST · by at bay · 121 replies · 1,191+ views
    Sea Shepherd Society ^ | February 19, 2010 | Paul Watson
    Extra funds to support ongoing project to protect the Galapagos Marine Reserve On February 4th, 2010, at the Goed Geld Gala in Utrecht, the Netherlands, the Dutch National Postcode Lottery not only donated the annual amount of half a million Euros, they also handed over an additional check worth €1 million to Geert Vons, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s General Director of the Netherlands and Alex Cornelissen, Director of Operations, Galapagos. The extra funds will support Sea Shepherd’s ongoing efforts to protect the Galapagos, a UN World Heritage Site. Despite clear rules and legislation, commercial fisheries are still exploiting the legally...
  • Captain Watson Sets the Record Straight

    02/16/2010 8:41:56 AM PST · by at bay · 452 replies · 4,977+ views
    Sea Sheperd home page ^ | 2-01-2010 | Paul "Douche" Watson
    It has been two months since we began operations with Operation Waltzing Matilda. Two months ago, we began with three vessels. We now have two, having lost the Ady Gil when the Japanese whaler Shonan Maru No. 2 cut it in half and sank it on January 6th, 2010. During the last two months, the Steve Irwin has engaged the Shonan Maru No. 2 in numerous skirmishes and the Sea Shepherd ships Bob Barker and the Ady Gil engaged the main body of the whaling fleet, a day that disrupted the whaling activities and ended with the destruction of our...
  • Sea Shepherd Update: Valentine’s Day in the Southern Ocean

    02/14/2010 8:34:03 PM PST · by at bay · 32 replies · 653+ views
    Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ^ | February 14, 2010 | Paul Watson
    Sea Shepherd Update: Valentine’s Day in the Southern Ocean The crews of the Steve Irwin and the Bob Barker celebrated Valentine's Day by painting the Research sign on the side of the Nisshan Maru with red paint. The paint represented the blood of the whales, exposing the bogus nature of so-called research by the Japanese whaling vessels. The word "research" is in English and not Japanese, because the Japanese fully understand that the whaling is a commercial operation. It is only the West that the Japanese whalers are trying to fool. The Japanese whalers have not killed a whale for...
  • CA Rep. likely won't run for re-election (Diane Watson, D)

    02/10/2010 1:07:32 PM PST · by onemiddleamerican · 26 replies · 592+ views
    MSLSD ^ | February 10, 2010 2:02 PM | Domenico Montanaro
    Congresswoman Diane Watson will hold a news conference about her future plans tomorrow in Los Angeles, according to her press secretary Lois Hill Hale. Hill Hale wouldn't say explicitly that Watson would not seek reelection this fall to what's thought to be a safe Democratic seat, but she called tomorrow's news conference a "major announcement." Watson, 76, represents the 33rd congressional district located in Los Angeles. She would become the 14th Democrat to announce they will not run for reelection this fall. Watson has been a target of the right because she blamed race, in part, for opposition to health...
  • Rep. Diane Watson Admires Fidel Castro

    08/30/2009 9:22:33 PM PDT · by Phree Non-Phixion · 20 replies · 1,627+ views
    Common Sense 2020 ^ | 2009-08-29 | LukeAmerica2020
    Diane Watson is a racist Congressional Representative from California’s 33rd District, in Los Angeles. Just over a year ago, she chastised Ward Connerly for his having the nerve to wed a white woman. She’s telling us now that the only opponents of Barack Obama and his move to socialize America are those who object to socialism because, in her words, “[Barack is] the first President who looks like me.” In the same breath, she sings the praises of Marxist murderer Che Guevara and Marxist murderer Fidel Castro (who ousted Che). Hear it for yourself: Fact of the Day: Rep. Diane...
  • Rep. Diane Watson Admires Fidel Castro

    08/30/2009 9:37:06 AM PDT · by Phree Non-Phixion · 31 replies · 1,614+ views
    Common Sense 2020 ^ | 2009-08-29 | LukeAmerica2020
    Diane Watson is a racist Congressional Representative from California’s 33rd District, in Los Angeles. Just over a year ago, she chastised Ward Connerly for his having the nerve to wed a white woman. She’s telling us now that the only opponents of Barack Obama and his move to socialize America are those who object to socialism because, in her words, “[Barack is] the first President who looks like me.” In the same breath, she sings the praises of Marxist murderer Che Guevara and Marxist murderer Fidel Castro (who ousted Che). Hear it for yourself: Fact of the Day: Rep. Diane...
  • MSNBC Anchor Ponders: Is &#8220;Socialist&#8221; The New N-Word?&#8221;

    The mind of a liberal who likes to play racial politics. you start to wonder whether in fact the word socialist is becoming a code word, whether or not socialist is becoming the new N-word for frankly for some angry upset birthers and others So typical. You disagree with Obama and his SOCIALIST....yes, socialist....policies and your once again a racist. The video: (H/T HotAirPundit) [VIDEO AT SITE] Whole transcript: Carlos Watson - Today I want to talk about a word that we're hearing more and more, and that's the word socialist. You hear it from a lot of conservatives these...
  • 59 Year-Old Tom Watson Leads British Open; Tiger Woods Misses Cut - Video 7/17/09

    07/17/2009 4:38:19 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 12 replies · 775+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 17, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is ESPN video with highlights from Round 2 of The British Open Golf Championship (overseas they call it The Open Championship) where the big story is 59 year-old Tom Watson is tied for the lead after two rounds at -5 under par. Watson began the day one shot behind at -5, and quickly made birdie on the 1st hole at Turnberry, Scotland. But he then bogeyed five of his next seven holes, including four straight. He stood at -1 on the 9th hole, and appeared to be on his way out of contention. But he made birdie there, sank...
  • Scuba diver accused of murdering wife by allowing her to drown during Great Barrier Reef honeymoon

    11/28/2008 4:08:08 PM PST · by BGHater · 65 replies · 3,052+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 Nov 2008 | Richard Shears
    An American scuba diver has been charged with murdering his wife by drowning her during their honeymoon at the Great Barrier Reef. The move allows authorities to begin the process of extraditing David Gabriel Watson, of Birmingham, Alabama, to face the charges in Australia. Watson's wife, Christina Watson, drowned on October 22, 2003, while the couple was diving at a shipwreck off Queensland's coast, eleven days after their wedding. The body of Tina Watson (circled) lies on the sea bed after her husband had swum to the surface The alleged murder only came to light after a photograph showing Mrs...
  • DPP says Watson murder charge 'wouldn't hold up' (man watched his wife drown and let her)

    06/09/2009 1:09:31 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies · 900+ views
    THERE was no reasonable prospect of proving a murder charge against American man Gabe Watson, the Director of Public Prosecutions said today. Tony Moynihan S.C. today said the decision to accept Watson’s plea of guilty to the manslaughter of his wife on a Queensland diving holiday "was made after a careful and thorough examination of the admissible evidence, and was not taken lightly", The Courier-Mail reported. Mr Moynihan said that "given the complex circumstantial nature of the case, Mr Watson’s admission that he breached his duty to render assistance to his wife ultimately meant there was no reasonable prospect of...
  • THOUGHTS-He Kills Wife on Honeymoon; the REAL Issue With Sotomayor

    06/07/2009 5:43:54 PM PDT · by Fishtalk · 4 replies · 456+ views
    Weekly Fish Thoughts ^ | 6/7/09 | Pat Fish
    We've got some serious thoughts on the fine, fine Watson fellow who killed his bride on their honeymoon, all in front of many witnesses! Guy got manslaughter, maybe he'll serve a year. Plus the coming tax on health care benefits, selling books in beauty shops and Sonia Sotomayor, what she REALLY needs if she's going to get nominated. It will surprise you. And speaking of getting away with crime, how about those Black Panthers being let loose for voter intimidation that would have any white person thrown in jail toot de sweet?
  • Carbon Regulation: One Scientist's Unscientific Dream?

    02/27/2009 6:20:33 PM PST · by neverdem · 60 replies · 2,088+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 27, 2009 | Marc Sheppard
    There's an understandably growing unease about the likely prospect that the Obama administration will soon choose to regulate CO2 as a pollutant.  But that disquiet would likely turn quickly to rage if more people knew the truth about the scientific conclusions on which this unprecedented incursion on both industry and individual freedom was based.  You see, it appears that those conclusions weren't based on accepted scientific procedure at all, but were instead predetermined -- and perhaps by a single man. Our story unfolds just weeks after Barbara Boxer's pet cap-and-trade bill -- the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2008 --...
  • Color, Controversy and DNA

    06/02/2008 3:37:47 PM PDT · by paudio · 65 replies · 233+ views via ^ | June 2, 2008 | Henry Louis Gates Jr.
    A conversation between The Root Editor-in-Chief Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Nobel laureate and DNA pioneer James Watson about race and genetics, Jewish intelligence, blacks and basketball and Watson's African roots. --- HLG: Imagine if you were an African or an African-American intellectual. And it's 10 years from now. And you pick up The New York Times and some geneticist says, A) that intelligence is genetic, and B) the difference as measured on standardized tests between black people and white people, is traceable to a genetic basis. What would you, as a black intellectual, do, do you think? JW: I...
  • Rep. Watson hopeful on Iraq [Illinois state representative serves in Iraq]

    05/19/2008 3:01:29 PM PDT · by JCG · 1 replies · 64+ views
    Jacksonville [Illinois] Journal-Courier ^ | May 15, 2008 - 11:45PM | KATE RAMSAY
    Seven thousand miles away, state Rep. Jim Watson is performing duties that exemplify his seven years in the Illinois House.And it's that legislative experience that the Jacksonville Republican draws upon in helping build the provincial government in the Anbar Province of Iraq."I can download Illinois state bylaws, show it to the (provincial council) and show them what minutes mean, show them what a (legislative) session is," Marine Corp Staff Sgt. Watson said Thursday by telephone from his camp near Ramadi.Americans need to remember, he said, that the Iraqi people are starting from scratch in building a democratic country. Jim Watson...
  • Anti-sealing activists to appear in court ( Sea Shepherd )

    04/13/2008 9:40:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies · 332+ views
    CBC News ^ | April 13, 2008
    The captain and first officer of the anti-sealing ship the Farley Mowat were due to appear in court in Sydney, N.S., on Sunday, a day after their arrest off the west coast of Newfoundland. They have been charged with interfering with the seal hunt after a confrontation with a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker two weeks ago. Their vessel was boarded and seized Saturday in the Gulf of St. Lawrence by RCMP officers, working with officials from the federal Fisheries Department and the coast guard... Paul Watson of the international group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which owns the vessel, said its...
  • Hillary backed lab of donor (earmark for embattled Nobel-prize winning scientist James Watson)

    10/30/2007 4:24:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 121+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10/30/07 | Jim McElhatton
    Hillary backed lab of donorBy Jim McElhatton October 30, 2007 Lawmakers, including Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, have taken thousands in campaign cash from an embattled Nobel-prize winning scientist while earmarking federal money for his New York lab. Mrs. Clinton and Sen. Charles E. Schumer, also a New York Democrat, requested a $900,000 earmark in June for the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, where James D. Watson served as chancellor before resigning last week after apologizing for comments that suggested that people descending from Africa aren't as intelligent as those from Europe. Federal campaign filings show that Mr. Watson has donated more...
  • Controversial DNA scientist retires (DNA linked to IQ and race flap)

    10/25/2007 6:05:43 PM PDT · by ECM · 79 replies · 110+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | Thu Oct 25, 10:06 AM ET | AP
    James Watson, the Nobel laureate who sparked an international furor last week with comments about intelligence levels among blacks, has retired from his post at a prestigious research institution. ADVERTISEMENT Watson, 79, and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York announced his departure Thursday. Watson was chancellor of the institution, and his retirement was effective immediately.
  • DNA Pioneer James Watson Quits Lab Post Amid Controversy(Accused of Racism)

    10/25/2007 6:46:46 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 27 replies · 499+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 25 October 2007 | By GAUTAM NAIK
    James Watson said he will quit as chancellor of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory... ...Mr. Watson, who won the Nobel Prize in 1962 for co-discovering the structure of DNA, told the U.K.'s Sunday times that 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 all the testing says not really." Mr. Watson later apologized for the remarks.
  • 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...
  • James Watson: To question genetic intelligence is not racism

    10/22/2007 11:22:56 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 91 replies · 217+ views
    October 22, 2007 | James Watson
    <p>No excerpting because of copyright. The essay is at .</p>
  • James Watson Silenced, MLK Spins in Grave . . . and I Too Have a Dream

    10/22/2007 8:22:20 AM PDT · by Dukes Travels · 18 replies · 63+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | October 22, 2007 | Nancy Morgan
    Martin Luther King's “Dream” has fallen by the wayside. His dream of having blacks judged by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin is no closer to being realized than it was more than 40 years ago when he first articulated his vision of a color-free future. This is not, as current black leaders assert, because racism is alive and well in America. It is because the current politically correct orthodoxy has condemned any type of judgment. Any judgment is now off limits. (Unless you're one of the lucky few who does the judging.) Judging...
  • 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.
  • Nobel Scientist Condemned For 'Racist' Claims

    10/17/2007 10:20:53 AM PDT · by blam · 186 replies · 463+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-17-2007 | Stephen Adams
    Nobel scientist condemned for 'racist' claims By Stephen Adams Last Updated: 2:48pm BST 17/10/2007 Nobel Prize winning scientist Dr James Watson has been heavily criticised for making “racist” comments after he said Africans were not as intelligent as Europeans. Dr Watson is no stranger to controversy Dr Watson, who helped unravel the structure of DNA with Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins, was roundly condemned for saying 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 all the testing says not...
  • 'Black people are less intelligent than whites', claims DNA pioneer (James Watson)

    10/17/2007 1:36:52 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 459 replies · 3,325+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/17/07
    'Black people are less intelligent than whites', claims DNA pioneer One of the world's most eminent scientists is at the centre of a row after claiming black people are less intelligent than whites. James Watson, who won the Nobel Prize for his part in discovering the structure of DNA, has drawn condemnation for comments made ahead of his arrival in Britain tomorrow for a speaking tour. Dr Watson, who now runs one of America's leading scientific research institutions, made the controversial remarks in an interview in The Sunday Times. The 79-year-old geneticist said he was "inherently gloomy about the prospect...
  • Activist a 'pirate,' not eco-terrorist

    02/28/2007 12:16:19 PM PST · by Dane · 34 replies · 1,261+ views
    AP, Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | February 28, 2007 | Rod McGuirk
    Activist a 'pirate,' not eco-terrorist By ROD MCGUIRK ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER MELBOURNE, Australia -- Paul Watson flies the Jolly Roger from his ship and boasts of ramming more boats than any living seafarer, part of an anti-whaling crusade that even Greenpeace calls too radical. Watson and his group came under withering criticism this season, summer in the Antarctic, for tactics that some say put the lives of whales above the lives of people. A Japanese whaling ship caught fire after being chased and harassed by Watson's fleet, the ships and volunteers of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which not only...