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  • Monsanto Slammed for ‘Fraudulent’ EU Patent on Non-GMO Tomatoes

    06/26/2014 7:00:29 AM PDT · by Renfield · 27 replies
    Representatives of the international coalition No Patents on Seeds! from France, Germany and Spain have filed an opposition against a European patent held by Monsanto on conventionally bred tomatoes (EP1812575). The patent claims tomatoes with a natural resistance to a fungal disease called botrytis. The original tomatoes used for this patent came from the international gene bank in Gatersleben, Germany. It was already known that these plants had the desired resistance and they were simply crossed with other tomato plants. Monsanto then produced a cleverly worded patent in order to create the impression that genetic engineering had been used to...
  • Wide racial gap exists on speed of Boston-area commutes

    11/25/2012 7:14:51 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 65 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 24, 2012 | Eric Moskowitz
    At the end of a recent community meeting on the state transportation system, a grandmotherly woman with a lyrical Caribbean accent strode up to the top transportation official in Massachusetts, dispensing with pleasantries. “Let me tell you something,” she told Transportation Secretary Richard A. Davey. “I am so upset with Number 28.”
  • St. Louis Cardinals Besmirch MLB

    10/28/2011 10:33:34 PM PDT · by BigJohn44 · 142 replies
    October 28, 2011--The St. Louis Cardinals have won the world series in an improbable, luck-filled and quirky convergence of events. For example, the number of dribblers Lance Berkman hit that rolled like bocci balls through the infield was exceeded only by the dribbles in Tony LaRussa's depends. Okay, let's allow these Cardinal fan cretins a little superficial happiness for once. It has probably been years since some of these fat losers have even cracked a smile. But the real story of the 2011 world series is that the all time villan of MLB, Tony LaRussa,a piece of human garbage and...
  • Group wants to retire the Electoral College - Targeting Gov. Rick Perry

    10/14/2011 7:39:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    radio Iowa ^ | October 14, 2011 | Dar Danielson
    The national spokesperson for group that seeking to take the selection of the president out of the hands of the Electoral College says the movement is gaining steam. Tom Golisano of the “National Popular Vote Initiative” was in Des Moines Thursday talking about the effort. The group needs states that have 270 — or half of the electoral college votes — to approve the change to make it happen. “There’s a lot of enthusiasm around our position now, it’s more a feeling of when and no if it’s going to happen,” Golisano. He says 10 or 11 states have signed...
  • Osama bin Laden's death: The millennials have a moment [barf alert!]

    05/14/2011 7:41:02 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Slimes ^ | May 15, 2011 | Craig Fehrman
    The millennials' reaction to Osama bin Laden's death is characterized by a generational narcissism and a generational need to be part of history, especially when it's easy... students at Yale University... headed to the quad to celebrate. They chanted "U-S-A!" and "Yes we did!"; they waved American flags, blasted vuvuzelas, took pictures with their arms raised or wrapped around one another. They bellowed "The Star-Spangled Banner," along with stadium standbys like "We Are the Champions" and "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye." A couple of students circled the crowd on a moped. If you hadn't known better, you would...
  • Why the BCS is so bad!!

    01/06/2011 7:15:42 PM PST · by Benchim · 30 replies ^ | Jan 04, 2011 @ 05:50 PM | Brad Kester
    The Bowl Championship Series is the worst thing ever to happen to college football. If anything, the BCS destroys a chance for quality teams to face off every year. I like bowls. I enjoy all of the games. I enjoy watching Southern Mississippi’s offense every December. I enjoy seeing some of the smaller FBS schools, like San Diego State, Nevada and Troy get some national exposure. But I hate the BCS. It destroys rivalries, burns its chance to create new rivalries and alienates teams from getting into the national title hunt.
  • Boston Globe Blockbuster: Coakley volunteers say Brown backers stole yard signs

    01/17/2010 5:13:29 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 80 replies · 2,564+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/17/10 | Travis Andersen
    Recent polls indicate that Republican US Senate hopeful Scott Brown has stolen a bit of Democratic nominee Martha Coakley's thunder. Now Coakley volunteers are accusing Brown supporters of stealing her campaign signs, too. About a dozen Coakley lawn signs disappeared in Wellesley and Needham last week, according to police reports.
  • Muslims Criticize Producers of Seattle Police Training Program

    05/26/2009 11:05:18 AM PDT · by Islaminaction · 16 replies · 512+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | May 26Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    Another day....another complaint by Muslims. Recently over a dozen US Islamic organizations have made it clear that they do not care for how the authorities handle the threat of Islamic terrorism. American Muslims have now added a Seattle police training program to their list of complaints.
  • Larry King Tonight (HELP ME PLEASE)

    10/09/2008 9:29:10 PM PDT · by Hildy · 34 replies · 1,158+ views
    Larry King LIve | Hildy
    He has three Repulican women about Sarah Palin so I turn it on expecting some feel good stuff. Two of the women HATE Sarah Palin, one is vile in her insistance that Palin leave the ticket. Almost HYSTERICAL. Bay Buchanon the lone supporter. It is anti-McCain/Palin 24/7 on TV. For those of you who followed the Reagan campaign years, (I was in college and didn't follow politics like I do now) was it like this? The hatred is so over the top..the bias so incredibly evident. HELP ME!
  • Why Don't You Shut Up!

    10/08/2008 9:57:20 AM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 214 replies · 2,855+ views
    Oct. 8, 2008 | Cinnamon Girl
    You know who you are. You're the one posting stupid comments about what a loser Johnny is. You're the one getting on the political chat shows and telling everyone that you think Obama is super great and that he's going to win! Yeay! And your supposed to be a conservative. Why don't you shut up! I'm talking to all the whiners who piled on and joined the Chris Matthews bandwagon and declared Johnny an old man and a big dull loser. He did fine last night. He was the boss on foreign policy. He's never been a dazzling public speaker...
  • Chief grandma tells it how it is: Reflections on 13 indigenous grandmothers' visit to Rome

    08/22/2008 8:24:47 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 15 replies · 459+ views
    Indian Country Today ^ | August 22, 2008 | Rob Capriccioso
    GRANTS PASS, Ore. - When Agnes Baker Pilgrim, who turns 84 in September, wakes up each day, she said she's usually grinning. ''People would think I'm nuts if they saw me early in the morning,'' said Baker Pilgrim, who's believed to be the oldest living member of the Takelma Indian Tribe. ''I wake up with a big smile ... because I got another day. I give so many thanks because the Creator gave me another day!'' As the moderator of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, Baker Pilgrim returned in late July from a trip to Rome to try...
  • How Long Do We Have?

    07/29/2006 10:50:06 AM PDT · by oneolcop · 35 replies · 728+ views
    Via email | July 27, 2006 | Unknown
    How Long Do We Have? About the time our original 13 states adopted their new constitution, in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior: "A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most...
  • I've given up on trying to teach anyone here anything (They gave Socrates hemlock, now this guy.)

    02/12/2006 7:39:47 AM PST · by a true thinker · 336 replies · 7,739+ views
    There's no helping you. This site is now just a diversion -- like a train wreck. This site is inherently for and about raving egomaniacs, and Jim's site policies -- which amount to excluding reality and actual dialogue in favor of political/militaristic pornography -- is conducive to cognitive dissonance, which at the times your worldview is threatened leads you into psychotic breaks (on the political cognitive plane, that is, and just maybe in other realms too). Not to mention that your baseline politics is based in mythology about American demographics, science, economics, ethics etc. You spoonfeed each other in the...
  • Rush is losing his credibility ( again )

    02/10/2006 3:58:47 PM PST · by haole · 51 replies · 1,031+ views
    self ^ | 10Feb, 2006 | self
    Rush is starting to lose it again. What is he losing? his "high moral high ground". Remember when the rushbo started calling anyone who wanted klintoon out of office "kooks". Rush stated that in late 1998: " we might as well let Klintoon finish out his term ( the 2nd one ), for what can he do in his last two years". Plenty, most of us thought. Why is rush givng up? shortly after this, Drudge broke the Monica story and things changed with rush. Most of us disagreed, and feared what klintoon could do in his last two years....
  • America’s Descent Into the Third World

    07/27/2005 6:21:50 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 636 replies · 9,366+ views
    Chronicles Magazine ^ | Monday, July 25, 2005 | Paul Craig Roberts
    The June payroll jobs report did not receive much attention due to the July 4 holiday, but the depressing 21st century job performance of the U.S. economy continues unabated. Only 144,000 private sector jobs were created, each one of which was in domestic services. Fifty-six thousand jobs were created in professional and business services, about half of which are in administrative and waste services. Thirty-eight thousand jobs were created in education and health services, almost all of which are in health care and social assistance. Nineteen thousand jobs were created in leisure and hospitality, almost all of which are waitresses...
  • The Jet's got screwed

    01/08/2005 8:33:23 PM PST · by MrArbitrage · 54 replies · 975+ views
    I'm from Pittsburgh, PA. I'm not a Jets fan or Chargers fan. But I am absolutely digusted with the bul%^&* officiating in that game. The Jets WON THAT GAME! For those officials to change the outcome of that game on that bull&%@# call on 4th down is disgracefull! They are worthy of being lynched - and I don't mean John Lynch. That arm to the head happened no doubt, but as to the intent - it is far to subjective. They both were falling and it COULD have been an accident. The Chargers did not deserve to win this game,...
  • Miami Police Use Taser To Subdue Wheelchair-Bound Man

    12/22/2004 2:19:07 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 48 replies · 878+ views
    WFTV ^ | 12-22-04 | AP
    MIAMI -- Miami police say they used a Taser stun gun to subdue a wheelchair-bound man who threatened them with scissors. Police say they responded to a domestic violence all at a home where the man got into an argument with his girlfriend, then threw a soda can at her 13-year-old daughter. Police say the man resisted officers and threatened them. The man's name was not released. He was taken to jail, but no charges were immediately filed. Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • Bush White House's Christ-less Christmas

    12/21/2004 10:45:31 AM PST · by CTpatriot · 79 replies · 3,041+ views ^ | 12/21/04 |
    Official commemorations emphasize Santa, Rudolph over Jesus in 2004 WASHINGTON – What's virtually missing from the White House commemoration of Christmas this year? Jesus. The little baby in the manger. The reason for the season. While President Bush was re-elected last month in an election victory many attributed to an outpouring of support by evangelical Christians impressed with his candid outspokenness about his faith, some Americans notice the White House website lacks even a single mention of Jesus, whose birth is celebrated by hundreds of millions worldwide Dec. 25. The official White House site proclaims this as the "Season of...

    11/21/2004 3:31:21 PM PST · by chicagolady · 24 replies · 819+ views
    HOME TOPICS PUBLICATIONS ^ | Nov 10, 2004 | Alexandra Jost
    HOME TOPICS PUBLICATIONS SPECIAL EVENTS NCLR NETWORK NCLR JOBS SUPPORT US ABOUT NCLR Contact: Lisa Navarrete Alexandra Jost (202) 785-1670FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov 10, 2004 NCLR WELCOMES NOMINATION OF GONZALES TO SERVE AS ATTORNEY GENERAL Washington, DC The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S., today welcomed President Bushs nomination of White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales to succeed John Ashcroft as Attorney General. If confirmed, Gonzales would be the first Hispanic ever to serve as Attorney General. “We are very encouraged by the Gonzales nomination. We previously criticized the...
  • Fox News: Specter will be Judiciary chairman.

    11/18/2004 12:35:19 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 264 replies · 5,077+ views
    Fox News