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  • Boston high schoolers plan mass walk-out to protest Trump

    12/03/2016 10:45:36 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 115 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | December 3, 3016 | J.D. Capelouto
    “Donald J. Trump will be the next president of the United States and we have the right to protest and stand together against the inexcusable statements he has made about, and the harmful policies he promises to enact against, immigrants, Muslims, black Americans, the disabled, the LGBTQ+ community and women,” organizers wrote in a description for a Facebook event.
  • Solving a Mystery Behind the Deadly ‘Tsunami of Molasses’ of 1919

    11/26/2016 8:17:37 AM PST · by sparklite2 · 43 replies
    NYT ^ | NOV. 26, 2016 | ERIN McCANN
    “A dull muffled roar gave but an instant’s warning before the top of the tank was blown into the air,” The New York Times wrote in 1919. “Two million gallons of molasses rushed over the streets and converted into a sticky mass the wreckage of several small buildings which had been smashed by the force of the explosion.”
  • CORRECTED: CNN, RCN Deny Reports of Porn Airing on Channel in Boston

    11/25/2016 3:30:58 PM PST · by mdittmar · 28 replies
    Variety ^ | November 25, 2016 | | Variety Staff
    This story was updated at 2:07 p.m. PT and again at 2:35 p.m. PT to reflect new information; see correction below.CNN and cable operator RCN are denying reports that 30 minutes of pornography aired on the channel designated for CNN in the Boston area on Thursday night.According to online reports, subscribers of RCN cable in the Boston area were surprised to find hard-core porn airing on CNN’s channel around 11 p.m. ET Thursday, when CNN was slated to air a rerun of the Anthony Bourdain culinary travelogue series “Parts Unknown.”CNN initially issued a statement pegging RCN as the culprit and...
  • Porn accidentally airs instead of CNN in Boston for 30 minutes

    11/25/2016 11:42:42 AM PST · by nickedknack · 87 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 25, 2016 | Blanche Johnson
    CNN viewers were in for a surprise Thursday night when about 30 minutes of pornography aired. Boston-area viewers thought they were tuning into “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” but instead they found hardcore porn was being broadcasted.
  • Two Boston police officers dragged by car

    11/23/2016 6:13:37 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 12 replies
    WPRI 12 Eyewitness News ^ | November 23 | Erica Ponte
    BOSTON, Mass (WPRI) — The search is on for a driver, accused of a hit-and-run that injured police officers. According to Boston Police Superintendent Randall Halstead, police were responding to a report of a person with a gun at around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, when they spotted a car that matched one of the three possible descriptions given. When approaching the car, the driver took off, dragging two officers and nearly hitting two others.
  • Man Admits Lying About ‘Trump Country Lynching’ Hate Crime Report

    11/19/2016 2:55:14 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 18, 2016 | Warner Todd Huston
    An African-American man in Malden, Massachusetts has now admitted that he fabricated a hate crime report when he claimed two white men accosted him, saying the U.S. is now “Trump country,” and threatened to lynch him. A man in the suburb north of Boston told police on Tuesday that he was accosted by two white men after getting off a Boston mass transit bus near Broadway Square in Malden. The complainant, who has remained unidentified, said the men used racial slurs and warned him he would soon be lynched because the U.S. is now “Trump country.” The man said he...
  • Boston’s Catholic Mayor Vows to Fight for Abortion Access

    11/17/2016 6:54:50 PM PST · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    Mayor Martin Walsh of Boston, Massachusetts, has vowed to keep abortion clinics open in the city, even if President-elect Donald Trump succeeds with pro-life initiatives. Walsh said that if the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision is overturned, and the issue of legal abortion is again governed by the states, the city of Boston should probably have more abortion providers, to ensure that the procedure is available to women traveling from other states where abortion is banned. “That is something I am sure we will be focusing on as we move forward,” he said. Although President-elect Trump has never suggested...
  • Boston Public Schools offering counseling for students after election

    11/10/2016 8:24:49 PM PST · by Coleus · 20 replies
    boston.com ^ | 11.09.16 | Meagan McGinnes
    Boston Public Schools are offering counseling and advice to students after Tuesday’s unexpected presidential election result.Superintendent Tommy Chang wrote an open letter to the school community Wednesday offering resources for students, their families, and staff who may be concerned after Republican Donald Trump’s victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.“The coming days and weeks may be challenging for many, and celebratory for others,” Chang wrote. “As educators, we should use this opportunity as a teachable moment to have conversations with our students about the democratic process, how we can resolve differences and conflicts, and how we can address diverse and sometimes conflicting ideology.  We need...
  • Boston boo-birds flip on Wanda Sykes after anti-Trump rant

    11/13/2016 3:28:07 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 71 replies
    Boston Herald Radio ^ | Sunday, November 13, 2016 | Arthur Pollock, Owen Boss
    Famed comedian Wanda Sykes gave the TD Garden crowd the middle finger as she walked off the stage last night after her rant about President-elect Donald Trump was met by a chorus of boos from some of the thousands who turned out for the 22nd annual Comics Come Home fundraiser.
  • Walsh reaching out to Hub immigrants after Trump win

    11/11/2016 7:54:34 PM PST · by mythenjoseph · 14 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 11/11.2016 | ChrisVillani
    Mayor Martin J. Walsh says his office is reaching out to the city's immigrant community and promising a zero tolerance policy for any harassment or bullying in wake of President elect Donald J. trumps surprise election day victory.
  • Boston graffiti urges violence on Trump backers

    11/06/2016 7:33:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 6, 2016
    A "Kill Your Local Trump Supporter" graffiti was spray-painted in white letters 20 feet long on School of the Museum of Fine Arts property on St. Alphonsus Street. It's unclear when the graffiti first appeared on the side of a gray building in Mission Hill that houses studio and exhibition space for the school. The message faced the parking lot of an adjacent building, and was visible from a sidewalk. It was painted over late this morning.
  • Great Italian food in the Boston West Roxbury area.

    10/26/2016 5:06:23 PM PDT · by The_Republic_Of_Maine · 109 replies
    10-26-2016 | Self
    Well, I just found out that my dad is sending me to Boston for a while. Don't know if I'm going to be there a week or whether longer. Now, I am open to suggestions for really great Italian restaurants. I'll be leaving next Monday.
  • Teens Steal Over $13K In iPhones From Natick Apple Store In ‘Flash Mob’ Robbery (Boston)

    10/21/2016 9:24:22 AM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    boston.cbslocal.com ^ | Oct. 20, 2016
    NATICK (CBS) — A group of thieves stole over $13,000 in iPhones from the Apple store in the Natick Mall in a “flash mob” robbery. Natick Police Lt. Cara Rossi said a group of seven teens were only in the store for less than one minute, but were able to steal 19 phones. In the video below, the thieves can be seen cutting the security cords that tethered the iPhones to their displays all at the same time.
  • Donald Trump target of unethical media

    10/20/2016 7:17:40 AM PDT · by andrewschneider · 47 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/20/16 | Adriana Cohen
    Donald Trump entered last night’s final debate leading a campaign branded by bigotry and thuggery. That’s how Democrats have attempted to tarnish Trump and his supporters throughout the campaign cycle with a big assist from unethical media who plays along deceptively to keep their Democrat friends in power — at any cost.
  • Boston Red Sox Legend Curt Schilling Says He'll Run Against Elizabeth Warren for US Senate

    10/18/2016 9:10:22 AM PDT · by drewh · 49 replies
    CBS ^ | 1 hour ago | Dayn Perry
    The former major league pitcher has had political aspirations for some time Curt Schilling, who pitched for parts of 20 seasons in the major leagues and won 216 career games, has announced his intention to run for U.S. Senate against Democrat Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts. Here's what Schilling said on Tuesday: Schilling, 49, self-identifies as a conservative, and has established himself as a controversial political gadfly since retiring from baseball in 2007. Schilling previously said he would run for president in 2020 or 2024. As for Warren, 67, she's in her first term in the Senate. In 2012, she defeated...
  • Investigators find Molotov cocktail, bottles with flamable liquid in burned student's apartment

    02/05/2014 1:09:50 PM PST · by BelleAl · 95 replies
    ATLANTA — Friends say a Georgia Tech graduate student is in critical condition after an apartment fire off 10th Street in midtown. Atlanta police told Channel 2’s Erica Byfield that Saamar Akhshabi was burned from an incendiary device in the incident. WSBTV.com reported the explosion as breaking news Tuesday just after 8:30 p.m. When investigators arrived on scene they found the international student with severe burns to his hands, arms and chest.
  • Two-year-old shot in car seat in Roxbury (Boston)

    10/15/2016 8:23:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | October 15, 2016 | Alexandra Koktsidis and John Hilliard
    A 2-year-old girl in a car seat was shot Saturday, police said, after a man riding a motor scooter misfired in an attempt to hit her father as he stood outside of the vehicle on a Roxbury street. And for the fourth time in 10 days, Roxbury residents watched as police searched for clues in another shooting in their neighborhood. The girl, who was shot in the hand and leg and is expected to survive, was the second child among those victims, after a 9-year-old was injured last Sunday.
  • A tale of two police ambushes

    10/13/2016 9:12:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/13/2016 | Rick Moran
    Two Boston police officers were gunned down by a suspect armed with an assault rifle and wearing body armor. The officers are in critical condition while 9 other officers were injured in a firefight that resulted in the death of the suspect. The circumstances of the ambush are eerily similar to the murder of two Palm Springs police officers last week. This is the fruit of Black Lives Matter rhetoric which suggests police are terrorists and out to murder black men. Some members of BLM haven't been shy about advocating violence against officers. It is this sort of incendiary rhetoric...
  • Boston officers remain in critical condition (info on suspect)

    10/13/2016 7:13:38 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 28 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/13/16 | Laura Crimaldi and John Element
    Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans said the two officers wounded in a shootout in East Boston Wednesday night are out of surgery, but remain in extremely critical condition. (snip) The commissioner identified the suspect as Kirk Figueroa, 33. A Ford Crown Victoria with the name of a website, Elite Policing.org, was towed from the scene by police Thursday morning. (Note: Figeroa was killed.) On the website, a man who identifies himself as Kirk Figueroa describes himself as a former member of a US Army Reserves military police unit who works as a bounty hunter in California, is trained in...
  • 2 Boston police officers wounded in shooting, suspect dead (1 LEO life threatening injuries)

    10/12/2016 10:52:37 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 4 replies
    Fox News & AP ^ | October 12 | Staff
    Two Boston police officers were wounded in a shooting late Wednesday and the suspect was dead. The shooting occurred in the East Boston neighborhood at around 10:50 p.m. while officers were responding to reports of someone with a gun, police said.
  • Carmen's union president, 6 workers arrested in MBTA 'cash room' protest

    10/06/2016 10:44:24 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    ABC News WCVB.com ^ | October 6. 2016 | Unattributed
    <p>BOSTON —Seven members of a union representing Boston-area transit workers, including its president, were arrested early Thursday while protesting plans to privatize the system's cash handling system.</p> <p>The arrests occurred after picketers assembled outside the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's so-called "money room" to prevent workers and armored cars from entering the facility in the city's Charlestown section.</p>
  • Five banks sued in U.S. for rigging $9 trillion agency bond market

    05/20/2016 5:49:11 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 18 May 2016 | Jonathan Stempel
    Five major banks and four traders were sued on Wednesday in a private U.S. lawsuit claiming they conspired to rig prices worldwide in a more than $9 trillion market for bonds issued by government-linked organizations and agencies. Bank of America Corp (BAC.N), Credit Agricole SA (CAGR.PA), Credit Suisse Group AG (CSGN.S), Deutsche Bank AG (DBKGn.DE) and Nomura Holdings Inc (8604.T) were accused of secretly agreeing to widen the "bid-ask" spreads they quoted customers of supranational, sub-sovereign and agency (SSA) bonds. The lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court by the Boston Retirement System said the collusion dates to at least 2005,...
  • 6 people stabbed in after-hours Theater District incident (Boston)

    09/25/2016 2:27:49 AM PDT · by maggief · 64 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | September 25, 2016 | Aimee Ortiz and Sean Smyth
    Six people have been stabbed in an attack on Tremont Street in Boston’s Theater District early Sunday, local media said. Police told media one suspect is still at large, while they may have apprehended a second one. One victim was critically injured and is in emergency surgery, according to the Boston Globe. Boston Police Superintendent Bernard O’Rourke said police have identified a suspect. Emerson College sent an alert to its students stating that two suspects were at large.
  • Mass. High Court Says Black Men May Have Legitimate Reason To Flee Police

    09/23/2016 1:23:57 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 17 replies
    WBUR Boston ^ | September 20, 2016 | By Zeninjor Enwemeka
    Black men who try to avoid an encounter with Boston police by fleeing may have a legitimate reason to do so — and should not be deemed suspicious — according to a ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Warren was arrested on Dec. 18, 2011, by police who were investigating a break-in in Roxbury. Police had been given a description of the suspects as three black men — one wearing a “red hoodie,” one wearing a “black hoodie” and the other wearing “dark clothing.” An officer later spotted Warren and another man (both wearing dark clothing) walking near a...
  • Obama: Eid Al-Adha Shows How Islam Can “Unite Us Under The Banners Of Fellowship And Love”

    09/13/2016 3:22:04 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 74 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | September 13, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Yes, indeed. Just look at Fort Hood, and Boston, and Chattanooga, Garland, San Bernardino, Orlando, as well as Paris, Brussels, Nice, etc. etc. etc. Of course, Obama would insist that these had nothing to do with Islam: all the evidence that refutes his politically correct fantasies is waved away. The national conversation that needs to be had about how jihadis use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and supemacism is once again kicked down the road.
  • 46 songbirds fall from sky in Boston

    09/08/2016 9:55:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 9, 2016 12:13 AM EDT
    Health officials in Massachusetts are trying to figure out what caused a large flock of birds to fall out of the sky and onto a Boston street. NECN reports 46 songbirds were found Thursday in the city’s Dorchester neighborhood. Some of the grackles were found dead, while others were just sick. …
  • Boston’s Labor Day (Mayor Walsh’s administration forcing private firms to use union shops?)

    09/05/2016 5:33:22 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    City Journal ^ | September 4, 2016 | By Steven Malanga
    Martin J. Walsh’s union background figured prominently in his successful 2013 campaign to become mayor of Boston. The union-leader-turned-politician raised millions of dollars from labor and promised “to make Boston a place where dreams come true for every child and every person.” A rising figure in the Democratic Party, Walsh claimed in his speech at the party’s July convention that he stood “as a living example of Hillary Clinton’s vision for an America where everyone gets a fair shot.” Now, however, Bostonians are wondering whether Walsh and his administration may have been working hardest to make their city a place...
  • Obama Solves America's Terrorist Shortage

    08/29/2016 3:08:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 29,2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    America's terrorist shortage may be reaching an end. If Orlando didn't satisfy you and San Bernardino left you wanting more. If you thought, why can't we have more Boston Marathon bombings, Obama has your back, and your front and any other directions that a pressure cooker full of nails can hit you from. This week the land of Washington, Jefferson and Mohammed Atta will reach a new milestone by taking in Syrian refugee number 10,000. It’s unknown if the TSA will shower him with balloons and confetti once he passes the gate while clutching a Koran and a copy of...
  • 1902 Fannie Farmer opens cooking school

    08/23/2016 8:50:50 AM PDT · by Jolla · 32 replies
    History Channel ^ | 8/23/2016 | History today
    On this day in 1902, pioneering cookbook author Fannie Farmer, who changed the way Americans prepare food by advocating the use of standardized measurements in recipes, opens Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery in Boston. In addition to teaching women about cooking, Farmer later educated medical professionals about the importance of proper nutrition for the sick.
  • Special Report: Nearly 4,000 students homeless as Boston crisis deepens

    08/15/2016 4:42:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 15, 2016 | Kathleen McKiernan
    After a three-day stint in Lynn, the family moved on to the emergency room of Boston Children’s Hospital, where they tried to blend in among the waiting patients and hospital staff. “We went to go sleep at Boston Children’s Hospital,” Nicole said. “It was so embarrassing.” “We sat down in the emergency room and didn’t say anything. I told my mom I felt embarrassed,” Jose said. “My mom went to the receptionist and talked to a social worker. They gave us a fake checkup and gave us two rooms to sleep in for only one night.” The next day, Children’s...
  • Red Sox scrap 'racially insensitive' David Ortiz bobbleheads

    08/09/2016 4:59:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    ESPN ^ | August 9, 2016 | Darren Rovell
    Boston Red Sox fans who attend Tuesday night's game against the New York Yankees will no longer receive David Ortiz bobbleheads. The team promised to distribute Ortiz bobbleheads to the first 15,000 fans entering Fenway Park before Boston's game against the Yankees, but Red Sox president Sam Kennedy said he elected to postpone the promotion after doing a quality check. "I thought the bobbleheads were an inaccurate portrayal of David," Kennedy said. "To go further, I thought the facial features were racially insensitive."
  • Woman Charged With Vandalizing Trump Sign, Nearly Running Over Resident

    08/07/2016 6:41:32 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 8/6/2016
    ANDOVER (CBS) – A woman was arrested after she allegedly vandalized a resident’s Donald Trump campaign sign and nearly ran over the homeowner as she tried to speed away. Andover Police said Susan Bryant of North Reading spray painted the Trump sign on Jenkins Road early Saturday morning. One side of the sign was painted with “Putin’s (expletive),” a reference to Trump’s purported relationship with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. On the other side, Bryant allegedly painted “Gold Star Fail!” When homeowner Art Gonsalves confronted Bryant, she allegedly drove off erratically, forcing the victim to run out of the way of her...
  • Bin Laden may have arranged family's US exit: FBI docs

    06/20/2007 3:18:30 PM PDT · by RDTF · 22 replies · 997+ views
    Breitbart via Drudge Report ^ | June 20, 2007 | AP
    Osama bin Laden may have chartered a plane that carried his family members and Saudi nationals out of the United States after the September 11, 2001 attacks, said FBI documents released Wednesday. The papers, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, were made public by Judicial Watch, a Washington-based group that investigates government corruption. One FBI document referred to a Ryan Air 727 airplane that departed Los Angeles International Airport on September 19, 2001, and was said to have carried Saudi nationals out of the United States. "The plane was chartered either by the Saudi Arabian royal family or Osama...
  • Powell partly faults Gates (He's back!!!)

    07/28/2009 5:31:20 PM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 25 replies · 772+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 28, 2009 06:35 PM | Foon Rhee
    General Colin Powell, one of the nation's most prominent African-American leaders, put some of the blame on Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. for the confrontation that has become a raging controversy. Asked in an interview airing on CNN's "Larry King Live" tonight whether Gates was wrong to confront Cambridge police Sergeant James Crowley before being arrested in his own home, Powell replied, "I'm saying that Skip, perhaps in this instance, might have waited a while, come outside, talked to the officer, and that might have been the end of it. "I think he should have reflected on whether or...
  • 'Jungle monkey' e-mail jeopardizes Boston officer's job

    07/29/2009 9:03:39 PM PDT · by freed0misntfree · 52 replies · 1,762+ views
    CNN ^ | 07/29/09
    CNN) -- A Boston, Massachusetts, police officer who sent a mass e-mail in which he referred to Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. as "banana-eating" and a "bumbling jungle monkey" has been placed on administrative leave and faces losing his job. Officer Justin Barrett, 36, who is also an active member of the National Guard, sent an e-mail to some fellow Guard members, as well as the Boston Globe, in which he vented his displeasure with a July 22 Globe column about Gates' controversial arrest. The columnist, Yvonne Abraham, supported Gates' actions, asking readers, "Would you stand for this kind...
  • Boston police officer Justin Barrett called Gates a "jungle monkey" in [alleged] e-mail-UNCONFIRMED

    07/29/2009 1:07:27 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 39 replies · 2,605+ views
    BNO/Twitter ^ | July 29, 2009 | BNO Breaking News
    <p>From the BNO Newsroom.</p> <p>BOSTON (BNO NEWS) -- Boston police officer Justin Barrett, 36-years-old, has been put on administrative leave after he used offensive language when referring to Harvard professor Henry Gates in an e-mail, who has been at the center of a controversial arrest last week.</p>
  • All-girl Ghostbusters remake criticized for racial stereotyping after white leads play [tr]

    03/04/2016 7:00:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 4, 2016 | Hannah Parry
    t's the film fans have been waiting decades for. And today, the first trailer for the hotly-anticipated Ghostbusters re-boot was finally released. But while many praised the hilarious clip, showing Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones battling New York's supernatural nasties, some have complained that the film is falling back on racial stereotypes. That's because, while the white leads, McCarthy, Wiig and McKinnon, play brilliant engineers, professors and scientists, Jones' character is a simple NYC subway worker.
  • Busted Flat: All-Too-Normal Activity Dominates the 'Ghostbusters' Remake

    07/10/2016 7:45:19 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 55 replies
    ©2016 Village Voice, LLC. All rights reserved. ^ | SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2016 AT 9 A.M. | BY MELISSA ANDERSON
    What I watched for the next two hours was mostly a tragic underutilizing of four of this country's funniest women — Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon as the evil-ectoplasm battlers of the title, fighting to save a New York that is played primarily by Boston — combined with what felt like the world's longest laser-tag game. the main performers rarely get to display their individual idiosyncratic strengths. It's particularly dispiriting to hear McCarthy, one of the most floridly gifted verbal riffers in comedy, have to utter frat-brah catchphrases like "Let's do this." That kind of lifeless,...
  • Mayor Walsh: Huffington Post's slam of top prosecutor not payback from his staff

    07/07/2016 6:15:29 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 3 replies
    A Huffington Post article slamming U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz for prosecuting “the good guys” has raised questions over whether Mayor Martin J. Walsh is waging a PR counteroffensive against the feds after they indicted two top City Hall aides on extortion charges. Walsh’s chief of staff, Daniel A. Koh, formerly served as chief of staff to Huffington Post Editor Arianna Huffington and as general manager of Huffington Post Live before joining the mayor’s inner circle. Walsh told the Herald last night that he and his staff had no involvement in yesterday’s Huffington Post story titled, “This Federal Prosecutor Is...
  • Farming Invented Twice In Middle East, Genomes Study Reveals

    06/22/2016 11:55:17 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    Nature ^ | June 20, 2016 | Ewen Callaway
    Study of 44 ancient Middle Eastern genomes supports idea of independent farming revolutions in the Fertile Crescent. Two Middle Eastern populations independently developed farming and then spread the technology to Europe, Africa and Asia, according to the genomes of 44 people who lived thousands of years ago in present-day Armenia, Turkey, Israel, Jordan and Iran. ...the research supports archaeological evidence about the multiple origins of farming, and represents the first detailed look at the ancestry of the individuals behind one of the most important periods in human history — the Neolithic revolution. Some 11,000 years ago, humans living in the...
  • AP: Administration Freed Terror Suspect

    06/02/2004 3:11:19 PM PDT · by 11th Earl of Mar · 15 replies · 127+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 6/3/04
    AP: Administration Freed Terror Suspect By JOHN SOLOMON, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - Nabil al-Marabh was No. 27 on the FBI (news - web sites)'s list of terror suspects after Sept. 11. He trained in Afghanistan (news - web sites)'s militant camps, sent money to a roommate convicted in a foiled plot to bomb a hotel and boasted to an informant about plans to blow up a fuel truck inside a New York tunnel, FBI documents allege. The Bush administration set him free — to Syria — even though prosecutors had sought to bring criminal cases against him and judges...
  • Al-Qaida leader: 'grave consequences' for US if Boston bomber executed

    07/01/2016 3:38:17 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 75 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7/1/2016
    Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has warned the US of the “gravest consequences” if Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev or any other Muslim prisoner is executed. Tsarnaev, named in Zawahiri’s online video message, was sentenced to death by lethal injection last year for the 2013 bomb attack that killed three people and injured more than 260 others. Tsarnaev committed the bombing with his older brother, Tamerlan, who was killed in a shootout with police in the manhunt that followed it. “If the US administration kills our brother the hero Dzhokhar Tsarnaev or any Muslim,” Zawahri said in an online video, “[it]...
  • San Francisco seeks to ban pension fund from investing in gun industry

    06/28/2016 6:07:31 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 23 replies
    KTVU ^ | Jun 28 2016
    SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) -- The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a measure that would ban the city employee retirement system from investing in companies that participate in firearm and ammunition manufacturing. The resolution by the supervisors could have a ripple effect throughout the country as the debate about gun control grows in the wake of a mass shooting in Orlando two weeks ago at a gay nightclub that left 50 people dead and several others injured. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is trying to gather support nationwide by asking the mayors of both Boston and New York...
  • Hallowed Boston school rocked by racial controversy

    06/28/2016 6:04:46 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 25 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/28/2016
    The nation’s oldest public school – and the alma mater of five signers of the Declaration of Independence – is embroiled in a racial controversy that may be its biggest test in nearly 400 years. Boston Latin School, founded in 1635 and still one of America’s most prestigious high schools, has undergone an administrative shakeup, faces growing demands from community leaders and is the subject of a federal investigation. The controversy arose after two black students claimed on YouTube that racism courses through hallways and classrooms, and the administration turns a blind eye. “The fact that our administration failed to...
  • 72 Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation In Boston

    06/23/2016 5:03:52 PM PDT · by vannrox · 66 replies
    zero hedge ^ | Jun 20, 2016 1:33 PM | Tyler Durden
    It could never happen here, right? Boston – National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a Para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw. Speaking after the clash, the Massachusetts Governor declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement. The Governor blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the...
  • Court: Man can't be punished 'simply for being homeless' [Boston MA]

    06/23/2016 11:26:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 23, 2016 1:47 PM EDT | Denise Lavoie
    A homeless man convicted of criminal trespassing for taking shelter in privately owned buildings during harsh winter weather won a new trial Thursday when the state’s highest court ruled that he should have been allowed to argue it was his only way to protect himself from the cold. The Supreme Judicial Court found that the judge at David Magadini’s trial was wrong to deny a request to instruct the jury on a so-called necessity defense. Magadini wanted to use that defense to argue that his behavior was justified for a person trying to escape extreme temperatures. […] The owners of...
  • Climate change could be even worse for Boston than previously thought [IEEEEE!]

    The consequences of climate change on Boston are expected to be far more calamitous than previous studies have suggested, a new report commissioned by the city says. In the worst-case scenario, sea levels could rise more than 10 feet by the end of the century — nearly twice what was previously predicted — plunging about 30 percent of Boston under water. Temperatures in 2070 could exceed 90 degrees for 90 days a year, compared with an average of 11 days now. And changes in precipitation could mean a 50 percent decline in annual snowfall, punctuated by more frequent heavy storms...
  • Putin’s Russia is a poor, drunk soccer hooligan

    06/22/2016 9:54:15 AM PDT · by NRx · 123 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 06-22-2016 | Scott Gilmore
    Russia is not the country you think it is. Its economy is smaller than South Korea’s. Its people are poorer than Kazakhstan’s. It trails Finland in technology. And it has a smaller military budget than Saudi Arabia... ...Russia hosted the Olympics, punched Georgia in the nose, took back the Crimea, invaded Ukraine, flew bombers through NATO airspace, built military bases in the Arctic, and generally flexed and posed like an oiled, aged, but still buff, body builder. And we’ve been paying increasingly rapt attention, not noticing the geriatric walker hidden just off stage. A closer look is almost shocking. According...
  • You have come through the eye of the needle into Kingdom Come [Charismatic Caucus]

    06/21/2016 10:33:39 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    You have come through the eye of the needle into Kingdom Come , Zion lays before you blessed daughters and sons, So now the "real awakening begins", Truly you ARE worthy free from all sins, Look you are dressed in righteousness for you wear my gown, I have bestowed on you and a clean turban as your crown, Your feet shine at the mention of My WORD, For Now they Know it IS the Path of Righteousness they have heard, Holy ! Holy ! Holy ! Is the sound, That you hear now echoing all around, Voices that sound like...
  • Trump banner that caused unease for East Boston's Latinos replaced by Democrat's sign

    06/15/2016 5:02:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Boston Metro ^ | June 15, 2016 | Spencer Buell
    In the weeks following Donald Trump's victory in Massachusetts' Republican primary with 49 percent of the vote, signs supporting the bombastic New York real estate mogul caused unease in East Boston. For many in the heavily Latino area, it was especially unsettling when a large Trump banner with his name and campaign slogan – "Make America Great Again" – went up above the entryway to a neighborhood laundromat, the Soap Box on Meridan Street. Trump launched his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination last year with a tirade against illegal immigration, labeling Mexicans who entered the United States illegally "rapists'...