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  • Ex-Ambassador Joseph Wilson’s ‘Embarrassing’ Emails To Hillary

    10/03/2015 3:45:45 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson caused “embarrassment” to a company he consulted for by lobbying then-Sec. of State Hillary Clinton in an email he sent through her longtime friend and ally, Sidney Blumenthal, according to court documents obtained by The Daily Caller. The company, Symbion Power, made the claim in response to a lawsuit filed in New Mexico last week by Wilson, who served as ambassador to Gabon and Săo Tomé and Príncipe during the Bill Clinton administration. Wilson claims that Symbion and its co-founders, Paul Hinks and Lord Richard Westbury, engaged in fraud, breach of contract and civil conspiracy...
  • Did Italy Just Assassinate Libya's Migrant Smuggling Kingpin?

    09/27/2015 1:08:44 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 36 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 09.26.15 | Barbie Latza Nadeau
    ROME – For months, humanitarian aid workers and Europe’s leaders have been wringing their hands about how to stop the human traffickers who are responsible for the deluge of migrants and refugees making the dangerous crossing from Libyan ports to European shores. There has been talk of everything from destroying smugglers ships to infiltrating the traffickers’ networks, but apparently a more basic plan was also in the works. On Saturday morning Salah Al-Maskhout, a former henchman for Muammar Gaddafi thought to be the mastermind behind the main Mediterranean trafficking ring operating in the seas between North Africa and Europe, was...
  • Ted Cruz threatens to kill Ayatollah after Pope warns against violent fundamentalism

    09/25/2015 1:35:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Death and Taxes ^ | September 25, 2015 | Drew Salisbury
    On the day after Pope Francis spoke to Congress about the dangers of violent extremism in the name of religious fundamentalism, presidential candidate Ted Cruz, appearing at a Values Voter summit, threatened to murder Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The Texas senator vowed that, if elected, he would “rip to shreds” the Iranian agreement deal recently passed through Congress, and kill the country’s leader if it didn’t give up its nuclear ambitions. “If the Ayatollah doesn’t understand that, we may have to help introduce him to the 72 virgins,” Cruz said to wild cheers from the audience of conservative Christians. The...
  • Bono: Solar Fields, Sexist Poverty and a Modern Marshall Plan

    09/22/2015 1:04:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Medium ^ | September 22, 2015 | Bono
    If you are allergic to fanfare you’d better bolt your doors and shutter your windows on September 25, because there is going to be a lot of it that day in the vicinity of the United Nations, when world leaders ratify the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. This is a genuinely big deal, of large consequence — let’s hope — especially for the poorest people on the planet, but you will be forgiven if some of you are rolling your eyes, or yawning, or worse. At a time when Europe and the rest of the world are flailing in response to the massive refugee...
  • Nigeria: Larger Population Than All of Europe?

    09/20/2015 4:49:32 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 27 replies
    Globalist ^ | 18 September 2015
    1. Nigeria’s current population of 182 million is only one-quarter the size of Europe’s 738 million people. 2. By 2100, Nigeria’s population of 752 million by itself will exceed that of Europe’s 48 countries by about 107 million. 3. The growth in Nigeria’s population over the rest of this century alone — at 570 million — exceeds the combined populations of Europe’s thirteen largest countries 4. They are Russia, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Netherlands, Belgium, Greece and the Czech Republic.
  • Multimillion-dollar UN corruption case uncovered

    03/18/2010 2:49:55 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 9 replies · 517+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | Mar 18, 2010 | JOHN HEILPRIN
    UNITED NATIONS – The deal looked simple enough: U.S. military equipment suppliers bribed an African defense minister's salesmen to secure part of a $15 million gig to outfit a presidential guard. But the salesmen were actually FBI agents. And the operation resulted in what U.S. authorities in January called their biggest foreign bribery sting to date, netting 16 indictments and 22 arrests of small arms and military equipment makers. At the center of the U.S. case is Richard Bistrong, a former Florida executive who first surfaced in a series of cases of bribes and bid-rigging for multimillion-dollar U.N. peacekeeping contracts....
  • Obama Administration Slams Conservative School As Not A Real College

    09/18/2015 4:13:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 18, 2015 | Blake Neff, Reporter
    An Obama administration representative took a shot at a well-known conservative college Thursday, saying the school wasn’t included on its much-heralded new “College Scorecard” because it isn’t a real two-to-four year college. Hillsdale College, a 1,500-student liberal arts college in Michigan, is ranked by U.S. News and World Reports as the 67th-best national liberal arts college in the country. The college is well-known for the conservative identity of its student body and its focus on a core curriculum that emphasizes Judeo-Christian tradition and the U.S. Constitution. It’s also known for its refusal to accept any federal funding (including federal student...
  • Burkina Faso presidential guard detains cabinet - military sources (Coup)

    09/16/2015 11:49:26 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    Reuters Africa ^ | 9-16-2015 | Reuters Africa
    Soldiers from Burkina Faso's powerful presidential guard interrupted a cabinet meeting on Wednesday and detained the ministers, the prime minister and interim President Michel Kafando, military sources said. The move came two days after a commission charged with drafting reforms for Burkina Faso's transitional government proposed dismantling the elite unit. The presidential guard, known as the RSP, was a key pillar of President Blaise Compaore's regime before he was toppled by demonstrations in October after 27 years in power. "It is the whole of the government, including the prime minister and the president, taken by a group of soldiers from...
  • Exclusive: Small Town America Transformed By Somali Migrants

    09/14/2015 12:39:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 55 replies
    Family security Matters ^ | July 16,2010 | by PAUL L. WILLIAMS, PHD
    This problem is crystallized by the present situation is Lewiston, Maine, where African Muslims, many from the Bantu tribe, began arriving in 2001 at the rate of 100 a month. Mohammed Maye, the president of the African Community and Refugee Center in Clarkston, Georgia posted a map of Lewiston on the wall of his office. “Go to Maine,” he advised the Somali immigrants. Abdullahi Abdullahi, the president of the Somali Community Development Organization in Clarkston, upheld this advice by telling his fellow countrymen that, unlike Georgia, Maine has terribly cold winters, but “the welfare system is better.” Lewiston, indeed, was...
  • Homo naledi: New species of human ancestor discovered in South Africa

    09/10/2015 5:12:13 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 40 replies ^ | September 10, 2015 | David McKenzie and Hamilton Wende
    Rising Star Cave, South Africa (CNN)When an amateur caver and university geologist arrived at Lee Berger's house one night in late 2013 with a fragment of a fossil jawbone in hand, they broke out the beers and called National Geographic. Berger, a professor at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, had unearthed some major finds before. But he knew he had something big on his hands. What he didn't know at the time is that it would shake up our understanding of the progress of human evolution and even pose new questions about our identity. Two years...
  • New Species of Human Relative Discovered in South African Cave (Homo Naledi)

    09/10/2015 6:00:52 AM PDT · by blam · 34 replies
    September 10, 2015 JOHANNESBURG—The discovery of a new species of human relative was announced today (Sept. 10) by the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University), the National Geographic Society and the South African Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation (DST/NRF). Besides shedding light on the origins and diversity of our genus, the new species, Homo naledi, appears to have intentionally deposited bodies of its dead in a remote cave chamber, a behaviour previously thought limited to humans. The finds are described in two papers published in the scientific journal eLife and reported in the cover story of the October...
  • Has Obama Widened the Racial Divide? (47% think Obama driven the races further apart)

    09/08/2015 10:25:23 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    Americans hoped the election of the first black president in 2008 would help heal the racial division that has plagued this country for much of its history, but nearly half of voters think just the opposite has occurred. Only 20% of Likely U.S. Voters believe President Obama has brought Americans of different races closer together, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Forty-seven percent (47%) think Obama has driven those of different races further apart instead. Twenty-seven percent (27%) say his words and actions have had no major impact either way. (To see survey question wording, click here.)...
  • Inside the abandoned City of Libraries

    09/02/2015 4:02:19 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1st September 2015 | Michael Huniewicz
    'The desert city of Chinguetti, sinking ever-deeper under the sands of the Sahara, is the last place in the world you would expect to find a library. Yet this crumbling outpost in the west-African country of Mauritania is home to around 6,000 rare books and manuscripts, including some of the oldest Koranic texts in existence which date back to the 9th Century. It was once the prosperous and bustling trade centre of several 'trans-Sahara' trade routes. Traders from all over Europe, north-Africa and the Levant would stop in Chinguetti before moving on to sub-Saharan Africa. There, they would rub shoulders...
  • LAW & ORDER WATCH: This is the first country to BAN Islam, Mosques Demolished…Check What Happened

    08/30/2015 8:55:50 AM PDT · by lbryce · 47 replies
    Conservative Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | AM
    The African nation of Angola has reportedly become the first country to ban Islam and Muslims, reports On Islam. Concerning the ban, Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos said Sunday: “this is the final end of Islamic influence in our country.” Angola’s ban was first announced when Angolan Minister of Culture, Rosa Cruz e Silva said: “the process of legalization of Islam has not been approved by the Ministry of Justice and Human rights, their mosques would be closed until further notice.” Silva reportedly said the ban was necessary since Islam is “contradictory to the customs of Angola culture and...
  • Zimbabweans Will Miss my Bob, Says Grace Mugabe

    08/28/2015 5:25:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace, has warned Zimbabweans that they will miss the veteran leader when he is gone. “It will come a day that Mugabe will not be there and people will regret, missing his leadership,” Grace said Thursday while addressing supporters at Murombedzi, in the president’s Zvimba home district. Mugabe turned 91 this year and, according to opposition MDC-T spokesman Obert Gutu, is “clearly not in the best state of both physical and mental health”. But the ruling Zanu PF party appears unwilling to contemplate life without him and has already nominated the nanogenarian as its candidate for...
  • South African Regime Embraces Chinese Communism, New World Order

    08/28/2015 7:43:31 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 35 replies
    The New American ^ | 8/27/2015 | Alex Newman
    After more than two decades of peddling disinformation and lies about its real agenda, the regime ruling South Africa, an alliance of the Communist Party (SACP) and the African National Congress (ANC), is finally dropping the mask. In a stunning policy document produced by the ANC's National General Council, the late Communist Party leader Nelson Mandela's successors praised Communist China's brutal dictatorship as a “guiding lodestar of our own struggle” toward government centralization and what the document celebrated as a “post-Western” “new world order.” The shocking document, which has been totally ignored in the Western press, also praises the regime...
  • Cecil the Lion Killer Costume Severed Head Included

    08/25/2015 10:17:20 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    The best "so bad it's good" Halloween costume contest is over ... because now you can dress up this year as Dr. Walter Palmer ... the dentist who killed beloved lion Cecil. The costume retails for $59.99 and includes a severed lion's head, a smock and gloves with fake blood spatter, and some dentist tools for the front pocket.
  • Lion Kills Safari Guide in Same Zimbabwe Park Where Cecil Lived

    08/25/2015 10:09:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    Quinn Swales was taking a group of tourists on a walking safari in Hwange National Park on Monday morning when a lion suddenly charged, the company he was working for said. “Quinn did everything he could to successfully protect his guests and ensure their safety,” the company, Camp Hwange, said on its Facebook page, adding that no other members of the group were hurt. Swales, 40, died the morning of the attack from the injuries he suffered, it said.
  • Safari guide mauled to death by charging lion as he protected his guests [Cecil cover pic on FB]

    08/25/2015 1:15:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | August 24, 2015 | Jane Flanagan In Cape Town and Thomas Burrows
    ~~Heroic Safari guide mauled to death by charging lion as he protected his guests in the same Zimbabwean park where Cecil was illegally hunted~~ A Safari guide has been mauled to death and hailed a hero as he tried to protect his group from a charging lion. Quinn Swales was killed by the big cat in the same Zimbabwean park where Cecil the lion was illegally hunted by an American dentist last month. The 40-year-old was tracking lions with a tour party during a dawn safari when they were suddenly targeted by the large male. According to statement from the...
  • NOBLE HOUSE [Charismatic Caucus]

    08/18/2015 2:18:36 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    I AM moving you into Michael's Domain , Your life will never be the same , For from Glory to Glory I will bring you to see, The Truth of My Majesty, So hold onto My virtue for here we go, Straight through Zion's gates and onto the show, Where truly myriads of Angels you shall see, And the fullness of My glory, For few are the eyes that look into, My glory that not even Moses then knew, But now even He you shall find there, Sitting beside Me in his chair, Yet I have reserved a place for...
  • New claims of peacekeeper sexual abuse in C. Africa ( United Nations )

    08/19/2015 10:15:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    AFP ^ | 8-19-2015
    United Nations officials have received new disturbing allegations that peacekeepers in the Central African Republic sexually abused three young women -- the latest claims targeting the scandal-tainted UN mission. UN spokeswoman Vannina Maestracci told reporters on Wednesday that the events took place in recent weeks.. These new allegations concern a report that three young females were raped by three members of a MINUSCA military contingent.. One of the alleged victims is a minor. Maestracci declined to name the nationality of the troops, but sources said they were from the Democratic Republic of Congo. ... UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon last week...
  • African Soldiers Overtake 250 Muslim Terrorists, And Slaughter All Of Them Without Exception

    08/16/2015 8:35:26 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 65 replies
    Christian Daily ^ | 8/15/15 | PATRICK LEE
    Cameroonian and Chadian forces say they have killed over 250 Boko Haram militants. On Wednesday, forces from Cameroon said they killed about 50 militants in a battle at a border town between Cameroon and Nigeria. Boko Haram has been attacking northern Nigeria and had started to affect towns in Cameroon. Wednesday, Boko Haram militants fought with Cameroonian troops in the town of Fotokol. Cameroonian officials say that at least 50 militants and six soldiers were killed in the fight. Armed forces in Chad reported to have killed at least 200 Boko Haram militants on Tuesday. State media as well as...
  • If America Goes Down the Toilet: I'm Blaming Lame Pastors

    08/16/2015 4:33:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies ^ | August 16, 2015 | Doug Giles
    Our country is in a crap sling of gastronomical proportions. I was going to say astronomical but this thing is more gassy than it is interplanetary. You wanna know how messed up weÂ’ve become? Well, for one, Kim Kardashian has 43 million followers on Instagram just waiting for her to post a pic of her ample ass-ets. Secondly, social media dipsticks think Cecil The LionÂ’s plight was/is more important than Planned Parenthood's dealing aborted baby body parts. Thirdly, there are actually people in this country, who call themselves Americans, whoÂ’re contemplating making Hillary Clinton president. Look, as far as IÂ’m...
  • Obama / Clinton Arab Spring — A Betrayal of Europe and The West

    08/15/2015 9:56:44 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-15-15 | James Raider
    The Obama Administration’s support of the Muslim Brotherhood revolutionaries in the Middle East, beginning with deposing Mubarak in Egypt then spreading destabilization to Tunisia, Libya and Syria, ignited an out-of-control fire that has consumed practically all of North Africa and the Middle East.   The inferno still rages and is imposing irreversible consequences on the West. The Obama Administration backed revolutionaries who were bent on imposing Sharia law and eradicating what were twistedly deemed enemies of Allah.  There were no moderate revolutionaries in the Middle East, and yet, Obama and Clinton were determined to ignite chaos, perhaps believing that somewhere down...
  • Obama’s Progressivism Requires A Zionistrein Democratic Party

    08/14/2015 10:00:44 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 8 replies ^ | 2015-10-13 | Ben Weingarten
    The progressive movement that has overtaken the Democratic Party gains its moral authority in a morally relativistic world in part based on its support of the “oppressed” over the “oppressor.” As Joshua Muravchik ably argues in his Making David Into Goliath, in this construct, Israel has morphed into the oppressor, swapping roles with the Muslim countries that have wished to destroy her from the time of her founding. The Leftist-Jihadist nexus of which Andy McCarthy writes, on display from elite college campuses to the president’s cabinet, is perhaps stronger than it has ever been. It believes in punishing the ultimate...
  • African Countries Say US Airline’s Trophy Ban Will Cause “The End of Conservation”

    08/11/2015 9:06:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 8 August, 2015 | Nick Leghorn
    Hunting in Africa is big business. The African countries depend on hunters, willing to pay extravagant tag fees to the government and spend many thousands of dollars in the local economy, to fund their conservation efforts that preserve and protect these beautiful animals from poachers and extinction. Earlier this week Delta, United, and American Airlines all announced that they will no longer allow the shipment of hunting trophies on their flights. While the reaction from Americans was one of support, the African governments who actually understand the situation are saying that this PR stunt might be single-handedly responsible for eliminating...
  • Shock Poll: Only 41% Of Democrats Want Congress To Approve Obama’s Iran Deal

    08/10/2015 10:41:32 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 10, 2015
    A new poll released on Monday shows that support for Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran continues to unravel. According to the poll from Monmouth University, only 41 percent of Democrats believe Congress should approve the president’s nuclear deal with the Iranian regime. The numbers only get worse among independents and Republicans. Overall, just 27 percent of those polled believe Congress should approve the controversial nuclear deal with Iran. A majority of Republicans (55 percent) and a plurality of independents (33 percent) believe Congress should reject the deal: The public is divided on how Congress should handle the recently negotiated agreement...
  • Cecil the lion's cub killed by rival male

    08/10/2015 9:15:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies ^ | 8/9/2015 | unknown
    One of Cecil the lion's cubs has reportedly been killed by a rival male who was trying to mate with his mother. Cecil, a 13-year-old lion who was beloved by visitors and park rangers at his home in Zimbabwe, was killed last month by an American dentist on a hunting trip. The death of one of Cecil's eight cubs has raised fears for his remaining offspring, which could also be targeted by the large predatory male lion.
  • THE OVERCOMER'S SHIELD [ Charismatic Caucus]

    08/06/2015 10:51:22 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    the Joshua Chronicles ^ | bible , Jedediah
    Deuteronomy passages are about to come True, My WORD spoken over you , My blessings to the righteous and pure in Heart, It is the first place I look and where I always start! For your Heart IS your Wellspring so it can not lie to Me, It always reveals the truth of who you are and will be, So let your Yes be Yes and your No remain No. Stand on My WORD and I will never let you go! But waiver in your belief That I AM the One and Only True God?! And you will live in...
  • Body Parts Scandal “Infuriates” President Obama!

    08/06/2015 8:43:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | August 6, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Finally, our distinguished president, our Nobel Peace Prize Laureate has spoken out about the infamous scandal of body parts being trafficked. “It is infuriating and I have no patience for it,” President Obama said in a strong show of righteous indignation. But wait, that was in response to a question about the killing of Albino people in Africa. Of course, he is absolutely right in his visceral reaction against trafficking in body parts for pagan ritual purposes in parts of Africa. And the young African leaders—to their great credit—asked the President to lend his moral authority to their effort to...
  • The South African white supremacist bootcamps which are training thousands of youths to fight blacks

    08/05/2015 11:27:17 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 46 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7 April 2015 | By SIMON TOMLINSON
    Deep in rural South Africa, a terrifying white supremacist movement is brainwashing teenagers to rise up in defiance of Nelson Mandela's hard-fought dream of a Rainbow Nation. The far-right Afrikaner Resistance Movement (AWB) is training thousands of youths in military-style bootcamps northwest of Johannesburg to fight for a separate white state. By day, they are pushed to their physical limits with assault courses and self-defence lessons, all the while being told of the danger from 'the millions of blacks trying to kill you'. Then by night, they are subjected to vile racist indoctrination which many hoped had disappeared from South...
  • In Zimbabwe, We Don’t Cry for Lions

    08/05/2015 12:32:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/05/2015 | By GOODWELL NZOU
    Winston-Salem, N.C. — MY mind was absorbed by the biochemistry of gene editing when the text messages and Facebook posts distracted me. So sorry about Cecil. Did Cecil live near your place in Zimbabwe? Cecil who? I wondered. When I turned on the news and discovered that the messages were about a lion killed by an American dentist, the village boy inside me instinctively cheered: One lion fewer to menace families like mine. My excitement was doused when I realized that the lion killer was being painted as the villain. I faced the starkest cultural contradiction I’d experienced during my...
  • Obama: Killing Humans And Harvesting Their Organs Is An Atrocity That Must End

    08/05/2015 12:21:44 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 54 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 5, 2015 | Mollie Hemingway
    President Barack Obama told a group of young African leaders on Monday that harvesting organs from humans that are killed as part of an African ritual was “craziness” and a “cruel” tradition that needed to stop. He warned of dehumanizing marginal groups of humans and of the problems that arise when “you are not able to see someone else as a human being.” In a wide-ranging question and answer session with members of the Young African Leaders Initiative [YALI], a woman from Kenya said “Persons with albinism in Africa are being killed and their body parts harvested for ritual...
  • Zimbabwean To America: Enough About The Dumb Lion Already

    08/05/2015 9:24:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 8/5/2015 | Jim Treacher
    For reasons I still don’t understand, America has lost its damn mind about a dead lion. You see, recently some dentist from Minnesota went on a lion-hunting trip to Zimbabwe — which is apparently a thing — and he killed a lion that wasn’t in the designated hunting area. This is, of course, the most important thing in the world. People are freaking out. Americans whose only experience with lions comes from zoos and nature shows and Disney cartoons are calling for this dentist’s extradition and/or death. They’re hounding the guy. They’re wailing and gnashing their teeth. Hell, before last...
  • Nigerian Activist on Africa and Presidential Legacies: Bush Fought AIDS, Obama Promoted Homosexual…

    08/05/2015 10:00:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 4, 2015 | 6:33 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    President George W. Bush, rather than President Barack Obama, will be best remembered for a legacy of having helped the African people, a Nigerian civil rights activist and attorney said on Tuesday. “President Bush will really be remembered as the president who had the most impact on Africa of the last three presidents,” said Emmanuel Obege. “I think (there’s) no doubt about it.” […] “When President Bush visited Africa he launched an initiative—a presidential emergency program for AIDS relief, which was meant to help combat a major pandemic that was taking so many lives,” Obege said. “And for many of...
  • “Cecil” The Lion For President

    08/05/2015 6:04:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | August 5, 2015 | Bob Barr
    Until a few days ago, Dr. Walter Palmer was just a successful dentist from Minnesota who had a passion for trophy hunting; a highly regulated and extremely expensive sport. His most recent hunt took him to Zimbabwe, where he shot a male lion during a hunt with a licensed hunting guide. It was only when word of Palmer’s hunting success spread that the dentist discovered just how quickly and completely the Internet can be used to destroy a person. Overnight, Palmer’s prey, a lion dubbed “Cecil” by local Zimbabweans, became the latest Internet celebrity victim and Palmer the most recent...
  • "Abominable Evil": An African Perpective on Planned Parenthood

    08/04/2015 6:18:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 8/4/15 | Obianuju Ekeocha
    Don't get me wrong, I am proud of my cultural heritage which is indeed multi-faceted, rich and profound in many ways, but deep within the traditional practices of my ancestors were some really dark patches that hearing about them even at the tender age of 10 , I could classify these particular practices as primitive, inhumane, incompatible with civilized society. Thankfully, for almost a century now, there has been a new era ushered in with the heralds of the Gospel. For while the beautiful bulk of our cultural heritage has been preserved, my country (Nigeria) has worked hard to eradicate...
  • Empire State Building’s $1M Cecil the lion display outrages ‘Black Lives Matter’ supporters

    08/04/2015 4:18:58 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 90 replies
    Washington Times ^ | AUgust 5, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    he Empire State Building’s projection of Cecil the lion and other endangered animals is being criticized for ignoring the “Black Lives Matter” movement. Along with Cecil, whose illegal killing sparked an international uproar, a snow leopard, tigers, lemurs and various snakes, birds and sea creatures were projected onto the building using 40 projectors, CNN reported.
  • Florida's African Connection

    08/04/2015 8:00:31 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 22 replies
    Florida Geological Survey ^ | Summer, 2015 | Jonathan D. AArthur
    Would it surprise you to learn that some of the deep basement rocks underlying Florida were once part of Africa? Florida’s geologic history has been traced back to the early Paleozoic Era, 540 – 251 million years ago (mya), largely through the study of rock samples obtained from oil test wells drilled in northern Florida and nearby Georgia and Alabama. In Florida, the top of the Paleozoic strata ranges from approximately 3,000 to 8,000 feet below land surface and they consist of igneous and metamorphic rocks overlain by sandstones and shales. The sedimentary basement strata were found to contain macrofossils...
  • In pictures: Calais migrant crisis sparks rival protests at UK port town

    Rival protests on the Calais migrant crisis were held on Saturday in the sleepy British port town of Folkestone, with some people welcoming the migrants while others demonstrated against their arrival. The cranking up of the loudspeakers was the cue they had been waiting for. With their Union Jack flags flapping in the breeze and their sound systems blaring out an instrumental version of “God Save the Queen,” a handful of anti-immigrant protesters charged a group of pro-migrant demonstrators who were gathering on the other side of a road leading to the Eurotunnel’s Folkestone terminal. Police push back a Britain...
  • Obama: Killing to Harvest Body Parts Is A ‘Foolish Tradition’—in Africa

    08/03/2015 12:33:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 3, 2015 | 2:34 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    President Barack Obama told a group of young African leaders on Monday that killing others to harvest body parts was a “foolish tradition.” At the Young African Leaders Initiative summit in Washington D.C., President Obama was asked about the killing of Albinos in Africa and the harvesting of their body parts for ritual purposes. “Persons with Albinism in Africa are being killed and their body parts harvested for ritual purposes,” a woman in the audience said. “My request to you is to raise this issue with heads of state of African countries to bring these atrocities to an end.” Obama...
  • Horrific injuries suffered by teenage girl attacked by gang of catcalling men ...

    08/01/2015 5:37:10 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 52 replies
    An 18-year-old girl has been left with horrific injuries after she was attacked by a gang of men for wearing a bikini. Jessica Byrnes-Laird from Haughton, Louisiana, stopped at a local convenience store on the way back from the beach with her boyfriend on Sunday. Surveillance footage shows the group of men then approached the car and started catcalling her. Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • The People of Zimbabwe Too Poor, Too Hungry to Care About Cecil the Lion

    08/03/2015 8:02:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/03/2015 | by Susan L.M. Goldberg
    The first question any logical person would pose upon hearing the Cecil the lion story should be along the lines of whether or not that lion meat (presuming it is edible) was used to feed the people of Zimbabwe. Too bad the story didn’t attract any logical people, those who might give two cents about the suffering of the people, not the animals of Africa. For Western, middle-class and celebrity animal-rights activists, it is simply easier to leave Africa to the Africans, many of whom don’t really get why killing a lion in a nation largely without running water is...
  • Ted Nugent: Jimmy Kimmel Should 'Get a Damn Life'

    08/02/2015 12:41:02 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 40 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 02 Aug 2015 01:37 PM | Greg Richter
    ...The dentist, Walter Palmer, has been in hiding since word of the kill was reported in the media last week. Nugent, appearing Sunday on "The Rita Cosby Show" on WABC in New York, said he is dubious of media reports that the lion was lured out of a sanctuary because of the number of untrue statements the media has made about him in the past. If he could talk to Palmer, Nugent said, "I would say I'm sorry that our society has become so dumbed down and so soul-less, as to threaten you and your family's lives, because you killed...
  • Animal psychic claims Cecil the lion has spoken to her and given instructions on how to deal...

    08/02/2015 11:12:44 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 117 replies
    Despite the possibility that talking to Cecil would unveil clues about his death, the animal did not offer an explanation. ... Cecil supposedly told Anderson, who specializes in speaking to clients' deceased pets and charges $75 for a fifteen minute session with up to two animals, that he is now 'finer than ever'. He apparently said he is 'grander than before as no one can take our purity, our truth or our soul'. 'Be strong and speak for all the others who suffer needlessly to satisfy human greed. Bring Light and Love and we will rise above this'.
  • Cecil the lion and some inconvenient truths for North Americans raised on a Disney diet 1

    08/02/2015 12:29:43 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 123 replies
    Calgary Sun ^ | 08/02/2015 | Ian Robinson
    Walt Disney’s got a lot to answer for.I blame Bambi and all the anthropomorphic drivel that followed, like the Lion King.That unfortunate part of the culture, more than anything else, seems to “inform” the view of nature held by effete urbanites who rarely venture out of doors.So, let me weigh in on the Cecil the Lion controversy.It was just another animal — and the outrage generated by its death is unreasoned, sentimental nonsense.People who claim to “love” animals more than people are emotionally damaged individuals incapable of weathering the difficulty required in a real relationship with something that can talk...
  • Cecil the lion's cubs are being protected by his BROTHER

    08/01/2015 1:06:37 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 88 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 31 July 2015 | SIMON TOMLINSON and TOM WYKE
    The cubs fathered by Cecil the lion are being protected by his brother amid fears they will be killed by a male rival, researchers said today. The much-loved lion was killed by American dentist Walter Palmer earlier this month, sparking outrage around the world. After his death, there were fears his cubs would be killed by the next lion in the hierarchy so he could father his own offspring with the females in the pride. But a team at Oxford University's Wildlife Conservation Unit, which had been studying Cecil before he was shot dead, said the lion's brother had stepped...
  • Zimbabwe to U.S.: Extradite dentist over killing of Cecil the lion

    07/31/2015 1:35:31 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 141 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri July 31, 2015 | Faith Karimi, Michael Martinez and Laura Smith-Spark
    As outrage grows over the killing of Cecil the lion, Zimbabwe has called on the United States to extradite the American dentist who shot the prized big cat. Zimbabwe has started extradition proceedings and hopes the United States will cooperate, said Oppah Muchinguri, the African nation's environment minister. Walter Palmer "had a well-orchestrated agenda which would tarnish the image of Zimbabwe and further strain the relationship between Zimbabwe and the USA," Muchinguri said. Palmer, his professional hunter guide, and the owner of the land where the hunt took place are accused of an illegal hunt under the country's Parks and...
  • Obama Admin to Investigate Killing of Lion in Zimbabwe [semi-satire]

    07/31/2015 4:20:03 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 July 2015 | John Semmens
    Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Dan Ashe announced that his agency has opened an investigation of the "tragic killing" of Cecil the lion by American dentist Walter Palmer. Cecil was a major attraction at the Hwange National Park in Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. Palmer reportedly paid some locals $50,000 to lure the lion outside the park. Palmer then killed the lion with an arrow. Ashe characterized the killing as "a senseless act of cruelty against an innocent animal. It has shocked the world in a way that no other act has in recent memory. It is imperative that...

    07/31/2015 3:47:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 69 replies ^ | July 31, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    The Obama administration is moving to investigate the death of Cecil The Lion, in reaction to the online uproar over the news that the huge African cat was killed by an American dentist.