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  • US Federal Grand Jury Indicts ‘Flash Crash’ Trader

    09/04/2015 11:58:35 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed
    Bulletin Leader ^ | 9-4-2015 | Sam Kerry
    US federal prosecutors are seeking the extradition of London-based day trader Navinder Singh Sarao on charges of market manipulation that they say triggered the May 6, 2010, “flash crash” in which the Dow lost 10 percent of its value in a matter of minutes. Attorneys for Sarao could not be immediately reached outside of London business hours. The 22-count indictment details Sarao’s conduct between 2009 and 2014, charging him with fraud and market manipulation. The US levied the same allegations against Sarao in a criminal complaint earlier this year. This, the filing says, “would aid Sarao in implementing his scheme”....
  • [VANITY] Critical point by Mr. Jeeves re: RAT Vote Fraud and Donald Trump (Mittens would Agree)

    09/04/2015 11:49:31 AM PDT · by txhurl · 3 replies
    www.freerepublic,com ^ | Sept 4 2015 | Self, quoting Mr. Jeeves
    It's funny - I never found the average Californian to be a jerk at all. They are either politically indifferent or just have no clue how their voting choices affect their economy and quality of life. The vote fraud machine is so polished and perfected in California that many, many local elections "won" by conservatives or even moderates end up going to the Leftists with nobody actually realizing what has happened. Democrats are trying to take this machine national, and had some success doing so in battleground states last time. The machine can sometimes be circumvented, however, when confronted with...
  • 17th Century Scottish Soldiers Identified from Mass Graves [Battle of Dunbar]

    09/04/2015 11:37:14 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Wednesday, September 2, 2015 | Durham University/Scottish Soldiers Project
    In November 2013, during construction of a new café for the University's Palace Green Library, on the City's UNESCO World Heritage Site, human remains were uncovered by Durham University archaeologists who were present throughout the building work. The jumbled skeletons of at least 17 and up to 28 individuals were subsequently excavated from two burial pits (a 29th individual was not exhumed). Since then the researchers have been carrying out a wide range of tests to establish their identities. Experts initially considered that most of the evidence was consistent with the bodies being those of the Scottish soldiers but could...
  • 6 officers to be tried separately in death of Freddie Gray

    09/04/2015 11:24:14 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    cbs 58 ^ | 9-2-2015 | Brian Pepoon
    A Baltimore judge has refused to dismiss charges against six police officers accused in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who died a week after suffering a critical spinal injury while in custody. Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams also ruled Wednesday that the six officers were be tried separately. Defense lawyers had argued for separate trials for each of the six because not all of the evidence applies to each defendant and they argued they do not want jurors prejudiced against their clients based on evidence that was brought into the trial against another defendant, CBS News Justice Reporter...
  • Mesolithic site on Skye to be investigated

    09/04/2015 11:18:54 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | 2 September 2015 | unattributed
    Excavations of a Mesolithic site on Skye could give new insights into the lives of some of the island's earliest residents. Archaeologists believe the location above Staffin Bay has the remains of a house that could be 8,000 years old. Mesolithic flints have previously been found in an area of eroded grazing land near the site. Archaeologists will work with Staffin Community Trust and volunteers in making small excavations. The University of the Highlands and Islands' Archaeology Institute will lead the investigation. Archaeologist Dan Lee said the dig at the site of "important prehistoric occupation" had "huge potential". Staffin Community...
  • A week after heatwave, snow falls in Bavaria

    09/04/2015 11:17:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 04 Sep 2015 15:33 GMT+02:00
    It might seem like summer was only last week in Germany—and that’s because it was. With blazing sunshine and temperatures topping 30°C over the weekend, the onset of winter couldn’t have been further from most Germans’ minds. But in the Bavarian Alps, autumn has been skipped out altogether. At Zugspitze—Germany’s highest peak, at 2,962 meters—seven centimeters of snow have already fallen, reports the Münchner Merkur. …
  • Here Are the Ancient Sites ISIS Has Damaged and Destroyed

    09/04/2015 11:09:42 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    National Geographic ^ | September 01, 2015 | Andrew Curry
    [Syria] Palmyra [Syria] Mar Elian Monastery [Syria] Apamea [Syria] Dura-europos [Syria] Mari [Iraq] Hatra [Iraq] Nineveh [Iraq] Mosul Museum And Libraries [Iraq] Nimrud [Iraq] Khorsabad [Iraq] Mar Behnam Monastery [Iraq] Mosque Of The Prophet Yunus [Iraq] Imam Dur Mausoleum
  • Meet Trump’s feisty head of security who smacked, booted and restrained the haters

    09/04/2015 11:09:38 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    ny daily news ^ | 9-4-2015 | RACHELLE BLIDNER
    Donald Trump's head of security is a former NYPD detective with a penchant for getting physical with the billionaire's adversaries — including WWE’s Vince McMahon and Univision anchor Jorge Ramos. Keith Schiller, the Donald’s bodyguard of 16 years, smacked a Latino demonstrator after snatching his “Trump: Make America Racist Again” banner outside a Manhattan news conference Thursday. The protester had jumped Schiller from behind, Trump's campaign told the New York Times. Though the campaign threatened to file charges, no one has filed a complaint, the NYPD said. While a bodyguard's job is to protect his client at any cost —...
  • New strategy in search for Fox Lake murder suspects

    09/04/2015 10:58:15 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    abc 7 Chicago ^ | 9-4-2015 | Diane Pathieu
    Lake County authorities said they have a new strategy in their search for three suspects in the fatal shooting of a Fox Lake police officer. They will explain the new strategy in a press conference at 12:30 p.m. Friday. On Friday, authorities announced a 24-hour staffed tip-line has been established to efficiently process the large number of leads as they investigate Lt. Joe Gliniewicz's shooting death. The phone number is 1-800-Call-FBI. A website has also been established, where anyone can submit tips, as well as photos or video: www.fbi.gov/foxlake. Motorola Solutions has also pledged a $50,000 reward for any tip...
  • Most Folks Missing the BIG PICTURE About Trump Declaring KY County Clerk Must Obey Law

    09/04/2015 10:57:14 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 71 replies
    Self | September 4, 2015 | PJ-Comix
    I can't believe that so many folks here are missing the BIG PICTURE concerning Donald Trump declaring that the Kentucky county clerk must obey the law on gay marriage. You want to know what the BIG PICTURE IS? Okay here it is: Right now MANY sanctuary cities are disobeying the immigration laws. By now claiming that the Kentucky clerk must obey the law, Trump now has the moral authority to later (or even now) claim that the sanctuary cities MUST obey the immigration laws. Oh, the officials in those cities refuse to obey the law? Good! Then they can join...
  • Thinking About the Unthinkable: An Israel-Iran Nuclear War

    09/04/2015 10:56:52 AM PDT · by Ghost of SVR4 · 45 replies
    AmericanThinker ^ | August 23, 2015 | John Bosma
    ...Israel needs to impart a powerful, disorganizing shock to the Iranian regime that accomplishes realistic military objectives: digging out its expensive underground enrichment plants, destroying its Arak plutonium reactor and maybe Bushehr in the bargain, killing its bomb and missile professionals, scientists and technicians, IRGC bases, its oil production sites, oil export terminals and the leaders of the regime where they can be found. ...its initial strike must move very fast and be conclusive within 1-2 hours, like the Israeli air attack opening the 1967 Six-Day War. The goal is to so stun the regime that Israel controls the first...
  • Birth Rights: CITIZENSHIP AND THE CONSTITUTION

    09/04/2015 10:49:16 AM PDT · by WilliamofCarmichael · 3 replies
    constitutioncenter.org ^ | January, 2011 | Linda R. Monk, J.D.
    A great brief history leading to the 14th Amendment including comments from the members of Congress at the time. But unfortunately "the intent of the Citizenship Clause was somewhat mixed, leaving the Supreme Court to determine its construction." However.."The Supreme Court has not directly addressed the question of whether the children of illegal immigrants are eligible for birthright citizenship under the Fourteenth Amendment. In INS v. Rios-Pineda (1985), the Court said in dicta, or language not directly part of the holding in the case, that children born in the United States to illegal immigrants are citizens. 47 The Court did...
  • N.C. State study: Southern dialect is a language barrier in college

    09/04/2015 10:29:23 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 54 replies
    wach fox 57 ^ | 9-4-2015 | JOHN LE, WLOS
    In the idyllic setting of Warren Wilson College, many feel close to Appalachian roots. But according to a study, some students in the South feel alienated from college because of how they speak. "They are continuously stereotyped and seen as not being intelligent because of the way that they're speaking," says Julie Shepherd-Powell, a cultural anthropologist who teaches Appalachian studies. North Carolina State University researchers did an in-depth study of how rural Appalachian dialect can impact the college experience. They concluded that sometimes the result is a language barrier. "So, a lot of students, as the study indicates, do not...
  • Vehicular Fatalities vs Fatal Firearms Accidents in the U.S. 1965-2013

    09/04/2015 10:11:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 9/4/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    There have been some misleading comparisons of "vehicle deaths" and "firearm deaths". The misleading characteristic is to compared vehicle deaths, which are mainly unintentional, with deaths associated with firearms, which are mainly intentional and not accidental. The correct comparison with fatal vehicle crashes would be to fatal firearm accidents. The claim has been made that vehicles have been highly regulated, and that is why the number of fatalities have been reduced, while firearms have not been regulated.
  • Audience member falls asleep during Jeb Bush stump speech

    09/04/2015 10:04:53 AM PDT · by maggief · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 3, 2015
    An audience member at a Jeb Bush campaign event appears to have fallen asleep during the speech.
  • Hunters Killing Albino Children For Limbs [Multi-Culturalism At Work!]

    09/04/2015 9:46:56 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    CBSNews ^ | August 27, 2015
    Hunters Killing Albino Children For Limbs AUGUST 27, 2015, Hunters in Tanzania have been targeting children to maim or kill them for their limbs, believing they possess supernatural power. Elissa Montanti, founder of Global Medical Relief Fund, spoke about her organization's efforts to stop the predators.
  • Okamoto condoms: objects of desire for Chinese tourists in Japan

    09/04/2015 9:34:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    cnbc ^ | Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 9:24 PM ET | Leo Lewis
    Okamoto share price spike has been driven by China: specifically the 2.8 million Chinese that have visited Japan so far in 2015 and overtaken South Koreans and Taiwanese as the biggest contingent of inbound tourists. Chinese trust in domestic condom brands is low, and foreign brands, of which Okamoto is among the most famous, are faked on an immense scale. Buying the famous Okamoto 0.03 condoms (named for their thickness in millimetres) in Japan, say the Chinese shoppers who throng Tokyo's drug stores, guarantees they are getting the real thing. Chinese spending in Japan has been so lavish that a...
  • Donald Trump Lashes Out At ‘Third-Rate Radio Announcer’ Hugh Hewitt

    09/04/2015 8:53:24 AM PDT · by Stalwart · 49 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sep 4, 2015 | JON S
    A one-minute excerpt from MSNBC, where Trump calls in and makes his "third-rate" comment. Skip past the first 30 seconds to hear Trump speak.
  • Judge Orders Kim Davis To Jail- But His Order Was Against the Law

    09/04/2015 8:46:27 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 36 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 9/4/2015 | Tim Brown
    On Thursday, a federal judge, who has no jurisdiction in the matter of Kentucky law regarding marriage, ordered Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis to be jailed for contempt of court for refusing to issue marriage licenses to sodomites. RT reports: The Kentucky county clerk citing religious reasons for refusing to issue marriage licenses was jailed for contempt of court. Kim Davis was taken into custody by US Marshals, after defying orders from a federal judge to issue licenses to same-sex couples. US District Judge David Bunning ordered Davis detained, saying a fine would not be enough to force her compliance....
  • Do Clinton’s email troubles worsen as aide invokes Fifth?

    09/04/2015 8:22:25 AM PDT · by Signalman · 28 replies
    McClatchey ^ | 9/4/2015 | Greg Gordon
    Disclosures that the aide who set up Hillary Clinton’s private email server has refused to cooperate with investigators on Fifth Amendment grounds mark an ominous new turn for the Democratic presidential frontrunner as she fights allegations she mishandled classified information while secretary of state. One former Republican U.S. attorney predicted Thursday that the development will compel the Justice Department to set aside the FBI’s limited inquiry into whether Clinton’s emails breached national security, empanel a federal grand jury and conduct a criminal investigation. “Obviously, if he’s not going to cooperate, all of these people who were on her email are...
  • Would A President Trump Only Serve One Term?

    09/04/2015 8:15:23 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/4/2015 | Jamie Weinstein
    Donald Trump has lots to say. The Daily Caller conducted an extensive interview with the billionaire real estate tycoon and presidential frontrunner Wednesday on a wide array of topics. In part one of our interview, Trump discussed Ben Carson and Ted Cruz, among other topics. In part two he discussed whether flag burning should be illegal, his views on abortion and whether he would actually live in the White House if elected. In part three of our interview below, Trump opens up about a wide range of topics — from his daughter’s conversion to Judaism, to what his high school...
  • The Alamo Enters a New Era: ‘Preserve, Repair and Improve’

    09/04/2015 7:53:28 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 33 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 09/03/2015 | by Rob Milford
    A major plant to repair and restore the Alamo was announced by Land Commissioner George P. Bush (R) San Antonio on Wednesday. In a front page story in the San Antonio Express-News, they quote State Sen. José Menéndez (D-San Antonio) saying the area has long needed millions dollars for repairs, preservation, and upgrades, along with aesthetic enhancements ... The changes to the historic site are being called “dramatic” and will commence within months, ... It would be easy to characterize recent years changes in control of the historic Texas icon as the most dramatic in the Alamo’s history since 1836....
  • Video shows fight between girls at Cypress Lakes High School

    09/04/2015 7:25:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    click2houston.com ^ | Sep 03 2015 | click2houston.com
    Video shows fight between girls at Cypress Lakes High School
  • Trump is right not taking on the Kim Davis Issue

    09/04/2015 7:10:11 AM PDT · by theoldmarine · 154 replies
    Vanity | 9/3/2015 | Dr. James Schulze, D.Min. (PEARUSA)
    Donald Trump is taking a lot of heat from people who would like to see him support the dear lady, Kim Davis, in Kentucky. Those same people, if they think about it are asking him to commit political suicide. Trump is right, for now. Sorry. Everyone, and I include myself, is disappointed, but not surprised that 4 liberal justices and one who has always been sympathetic to the 'queer class' decided that homosexuals are a minority and deserve the protection of law and equal rights. They have also ruled that the crucial parts of the 'Defense of Marriage Act' are...
  • Assault rifle with Bible verse to repel Muslim terrorists unveiled in Apopka

    09/04/2015 7:01:41 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 28 replies
    orlandosentinel ^ | 9/2/2015 | Henry Pierson Curtis
    A gun business in Apopka is drawing fire from Muslims. Spike's Tactical is marketing an assault rifle it claims was "designed to never be used by Muslim terrorists." The AR-15 assault rifle is laser-etched on one side with a Knights Templar Long Cross – a symbol of the Christian Crusades to reclaim the Holy Land from Muslims – and Psalm 144:1 on the other side: "Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle." The company's spokesman, former Navy SEAL Ben "Mookie" Thomas said he came up with the idea and believes no...
  • Caption Time

    09/04/2015 6:35:01 AM PDT · by don-o · 33 replies
    September 4, 2015
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, September4, 2015 - Salebrosity

    09/04/2015 6:34:38 AM PDT · by tioga · 32 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | FRiday | tioga
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of “Word for the Day”. SalebrosityNoun Roughness or ruggedness. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-) Practice makes perfect.....post on.... Review Threads: Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!) Review Thread Two: Word...
  • Report: Half of schools cut cafeteria staff as kids abandon Obama menus

    09/04/2015 6:10:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Sept. 3, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    President and first lady Michelle Obama's bid to cut kid obesity through new demands for more costly but healthier food is financially crushing the nation's school cafeterias, forcing staff cuts, boosting waste and killing plans to buy new equipment, according to an industry association. A new survey from the School Nutrition Association reported that 70 percent of the nation's lunch programs have been financially "harmed" by the new low-salt, low-sugar menus and that a stunning 93 percent report fewer students buying the chow. "Meeting these mandates has harmed the financial health of nearly 70 percent of school meal programs surveyed,...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    09/04/2015 5:55:01 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 44 replies
    14 Obnoxious Things We Can Finally Stop Doing Now That Summer's Over Thanks for everything, Summer. Don't come back for another 12 months, m'kay?1. Being punched in the face by sunlight at 5 am. Dear Sun. Some of us would like to sleep in until 7. K-thx.  2. Worrying about whether there may or may not be a visible hair on your legs. Bring on jeans, leggings, and never, ever having to bandage bloody nicks.  3. Feeling like you have to do something EVERY SECOND OF EVERY WEEKEND. Sometimes I just want to sit in my dark, den of a...
  • Why Donald Trump is gaining momentum

    09/04/2015 4:25:02 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 16 replies
    FayObserver.com ^ | Friday, September 4, 2015
    Last Saturday's editorial cartoon by David Horsey portrayed Donald Trump as a Neanderthal and those who generally support him as fellow ignorant cave dwellers. Also in the cartoon, two members of the elite class stand off to the side explaining how gauche it is for anyone to go against the benevolent leadership of the select few. How dare the great unwashed defy the rising tide of utopian statism? The only thing missing from the cartoon is GOP leadership standing around in an oblivious fog. Horsey is consistent. He remains a clueless liberal. http://www.fayobserver.com/opinion/local_columns/why-donald-trump-is-gaining-momentum/article_99744439-d28e-5e57-8a19-5fbc074d4e4b.html
  • DONALD TRUMP AND KIM DAVIS: NO SWEAT, THEY BOTH EXPOSE THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT: BUNNING'S NEAT TRICK

    09/04/2015 4:19:50 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 41 replies
    9/4/2015 | Self
    (EDITORIAL NOTE: A POST I MADE AROUND 5AM THIS MORNING LAYS OUT THE NEAT TRICK JUDGE DAVID BUNNING APPEARS TO BE PULLING TO AVOID MARTYRDOM FOR KIM DAVIS. I MENTION IT BRIEFLY AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST BUT I WAS LOGGED OFF FREE REPUBLIC AFTER 5AM SO THE POST COULD BE REMOVED FROM THE FRONTPAGE NEWS SECTION) There have been some on Free Republic asking about Donald Trump's view of Rowan County, Kentucky Chief Kim Davis's act of civil disobedience over gay marriage. Whatever, I think what counts is that both of them in their own way expose the...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Milky Way with Airglow Australis

    09/04/2015 2:02:50 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    NASA ^ | September 04, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: After sunset on September 1, an exceptionally intense, reddish airglow flooded this Chilean winter night skyscape. Above a sea of clouds and flanking the celestial Milky Way, the airglow seems to ripple and flow across the northern horizon in atmospheric waves. Originating at an altitude similar to aurorae, the luminous airglow is instead due to chemiluminescence, the production of light through chemical excitation. Commonly captured with a greenish tinge by sensitive digital cameras, this reddish airglow emission is from OH molecules and oxygen atoms at extremely low densities and has often been present in southern hemisphere nights during the...
  • JUDGE BUNNING'S SCENARIO ON KIM DAVIS PLAYS OUT THIS MORNING...THE ALTERNATE SCENARIO....

    09/04/2015 2:00:33 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 46 replies
    9/4/2015 | Self
    Gay couple plantiffs in the federal lawsuit against Rowan County, Kentucky Chief Clerk Kim Davis will walk into her office in a few hours and get their marriage licenses. News media have been reporting their plans overnight. My estimation of the unfolding of events goes like this. Judge David Bunning found out that five of Davis's clerks would obey his order yesterday so Bunning jailed Chief Clerk Kim Davis temporarily so the marriage licenses can be issued today. Then I expect Bunning to spring Davis from jail so she won't end up having some martyr status. I'm reminded of the...
  • Soviet Bombers and Scythian Mummies: The Archaeology Uncovered By Climate Change

    09/04/2015 2:00:03 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | August 26, 2015 | Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan
    In Poland, severe drought has revealed the remains of a Soviet fighter plane that went down in 1945. It’s far from the first (or last) archaeological site that climate change is revealing, in some cases for the first time in millennia. Melting glaciers, thawing permafrost, and historic droughts are all playing a part in some of the most remarkable archaeological discoveries of the last few years. It’s a bittersweet phenomenon—that, as our planet changes, new pieces of our past will be revealed while other will decay. In an AP story this week, we learn of two finds that have surfaced...
  • Roman Mosaic Conserved

    09/04/2015 1:54:16 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Archaeology ^ | Monday, August 31, 2015 | Archaeology in Bulgaria
    Conservators have completed work on a fourth-century A.D. mosaic that was discovered in the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Augusta Traiana in 2011, reports Archaeology in Bulgaria. The mosaic was discovered during rescue excavations, and once decorated a triclinium, or formal dining room. It depicts followers of the god Dionysus during a celebratory procession. On the right is Silenus, the tutor and companion of the god, who leads two dancing women. Local archaeologists describe the work as skillfully done, pointing to the subtle use of color and the depiction of shading in the clothing of the dancing women.The...
  • Study reveals human body has gone through four stages of evolution

    09/04/2015 1:49:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | Monday, August 31, 2015 | Binghamton University
    Research into 430,000-year-old fossils... A large international research team including Binghamton University anthropologist Rolf Quam studied the body size and shape in the human fossil collection from the site of the Sima de los Huesos in the Sierra de Atapuerca in northern Spain. Dated to around 430,000 years ago, this site preserves the largest collection of human fossils found to date anywhere in the world. The researchers found that the Atapuerca individuals were relatively tall, with wide, muscular bodies and less brain mass relative to body mass compared to Neanderthals. The Atapuerca humans shared many anatomical features with the later...
  • Today's Toons 9/4/15

    09/04/2015 1:22:35 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 9 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 9/4/15 | pookie18
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  • One more ancient civilisation found in Lake Issyk-Kul: could this be where St Matthew is buried?

    09/04/2015 12:40:45 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Siberian Times ^ | September 1, 2015 | Olga Gertcyk
    Siberian scientists make discovery of 2,500 year old Saka settlement in up to 23 metres of water in Kyrgyzstan. The new find at the lake is separate from the discovery in 2007 of the ruins of an ancient metropolis of roughly the same age and Scythian burial mounds under its waters... A piece of a large ceramic pot found in the lake has a stamp on it written in Armenian and Syrian scripts, which, if confirmed, gives credence to the theory that an Armenian monastery was on this site in Medieval times, it is claimed. An intriguing version is that...
  • Pottery brings to life the path of early Pacific people

    09/04/2015 12:33:37 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    ABC AU ^ | Thursday, 3 September 2015 | Dani Cooper
    A 3000-year-old fragment of pottery has solved a mystery behind the movement of an ancient people of South East Asia into the Pacific. These ancient colonisers - known as Lapita - carried with them agricultural plants derived from mainland New Guinea. However, until now there has been no evidence of an early connection between the Lapita and indigenous New Guineans. Now, a new analysis of pottery pieces found at a site in the New Guinea Highlands reveals a connection dating back to the time before the Lapita moved into the remote Pacific... The Lapita people left Southeast Asia and entered...
  • Common origins of Neolithic farmers in Europe traced

    09/04/2015 12:28:33 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Thursday, September 03, 2015 | Spanish National Research Council
    Thanks to this newly sequenced genome, researchers have been able to determine that farmers from both the Mediterranean and inland routes are very homogeneous and clearly derive from a common ancestral population that, most likely, were the first farmers who entered Europe through Anatolia... Analysis of the genome from Cova Bonica has made it possible to determine the appearance of these pioneer farmers, who had light skin and dark eyes and hair. This contrasts with previous Mesolithic hunters who, as the man from La Braña in León (Spain)—recovered in 2014 by the same research team—has demonstrated, had blue eyes and...
  • Baylor May Face Legal Fallout from Rape Case

    09/04/2015 12:02:53 AM PDT · by ExyZ · 4 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | August 25, 2015 | Matthew Watkins
    Experts say Baylor could face legal challenges concerning how it investigated the case, and how it treated the football player and his victim afterward.
  • 3D printing revives bronze-age music

    09/03/2015 11:35:31 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Australian National University ^ | September 1, 2015 | unattributed
    An archaeologist has 3D-printed a replica of an iron-age artefact to revive a rich musical culture in ancient Ireland. Billy Ó Foghlú, from ANU College of Asia-Pacific, has found evidence that the artefact may have been a mouthpiece from an iron-age horn and not a spearbutt as previously thought. When Mr Ó Foghlú used the replica artefact as a mouthpiece, the ancient Irish horn had a richer, more velvety tone. "Suddenly the instrument came to life," said PhD student Mr Ó Foghlú. "These horns were not just hunting horns or noisemakers. They were very carefully constructed and repaired, they were...
  • Could mobile devices raise skin cancer risk

    09/03/2015 10:52:01 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 14 replies
    Yahoo! news (Reuters) ^ | September 3, 2015 | By Kathryn Doyle
    (Reuters Health) - Devices like tablets, smartphones and laptops can reflect ultraviolet light from the sun and may indirectly increase users' exposure to the cancer-causing wavelengths, according to a new study. “These devices are generally used for communication or entertainment, so it can be easy to overlook their reflective properties unless you happen to catch the glare off a screen,” said Mary E. Logue of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, who coauthored the research with Dr. Barrett J. Zlotoff. They wondered whether, like those old-fashioned tanning reflectors, personal electronics could also pose skin health risks, Logue told Reuters...
  • Is it Finally the End for Ray's Hell Burger in D.C.?

    09/03/2015 9:54:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Washington Business Journal ^ | Sep 2, 2015 | Rebecca Cooper
    Ray’s Hell Burger and Ray’s The Steaks owner Michael Landrum may finally be coming to the end of his lengthy battle with his landlord over a Hell Burger location that was planned to open at the CityVista building at Fifth and K streets NW. A company called 449 K Street LLC, of which Landrum is listed as the manager, filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition Thursday. The debts listed with the petition total just less than $2.5 million to just two creditors: $900,000 to CityVista LLC and $1.5 million to Landrum, who is listed at the address of Ray’s the...
  • Secret Anti-Immigration Blogger's Name Exposed

    09/03/2015 9:32:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Local ^ | 02 Sep 2015
    'Julia Caesar', an anonymous right-wing blogger who has blasted Swedish journalists for writing an "epoch of lies" about the benefits of immigration, is herself a former reporter for Sweden's biggest broadsheet, Dagens Nyheter, according to a Swedish tabloid. The controversial writer, who has sought to keep her identity secret, has been causing a huge stir on social media since 2010. Her blog posts lay into mainstream politicians and what she describes as "the corrupt media" for promoting what she argues is an "epoch of lies" about immigration. They also praise the rise of the nationalist Sweden Democrat Party. "It simply...
  • Obama's Fish Tale: Spawned On By A Salmon

    09/03/2015 9:08:01 PM PDT · by W. · 27 replies
    NPR ^ | 9.3.2015 | Brakkton Booker
    It was supposed to be a routine photo op. During a historic trip to Alaska intended to call attention to climate change, President Obama got a bit of a surprise while at a fishing village at Kanakanak Beach. He was holding up a caught fish for the cameras when the salmon spawned on his shoes. It all started off so innocently. A local fisherwoman retrieved the salmon from a net in shallow water and handed it over to the leader of the free world. As soon as the president had the fish firmly in his grasp, nature took its course....
  • Arby's Fires Manager, Suspends Employee After Police Controversy

    09/03/2015 8:57:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    The CEO of Arby's Restaurant Group has offered free meals to all police officers in the Miami area following a controversial incident in South Florida. The incident involved an Arby's employee and a uniformed Pembroke Pines Police officer. The employee reportedly refused to serve the officer. The head of the chain issued an apology to the Pembroke Pines Police Department after the incident was reported The chain confirmed to NBC 6 the manager involved has been fired and the employee has been suspended indefinitely. According to the incident report, Sgt. Jennifer Martin said she was using the drive-thru when the...
  • Has a Law Been Broken by the Lady Clerk?

    09/03/2015 8:50:56 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 103 replies
    Sept 3,15 | hapnHal
    …………….the lady clerk (ELECTED OFFICE) in Kentucky sits in jail, and was offered freedom if she allowed assistant clerks to sign QUEER MARRIAGE LICENSES……….she refused once again. When she took office there was no legal QUEER MARRIAGES, The rules were changed by the SCOTUS, but they DO NOT WRITE LAW, they enforce, and clarify existing law. The federal QUEER MARRIAGE LAW is NOT A LEGALLY written law, by Congress, therefore it is Constitutionally not enforceable. She will now be eligible to file a huge lawsuit against the Judge who found her in contempt of court. She was duly PUBLICALLY ELECTED...
  • Pinecrest Homeowner Walks in on Burglary in Progress: Police

    09/03/2015 8:39:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 9/3 | Stephanie Bertini
    Police in Pinecrest are investigating after a homeowner walked in on suspects allegedly burglarizing his home. It happened just after 11 a.m. Thursday in the 13300 block of Southwest 83rd Court. The homeowner said the burglars broke into the home by smashing a master bedroom sliding glass door. "Someone's in my house right now," the homeowner said on his 911 call. Police arrived and set up a perimeter. Police personnel, who were assisted by county K-9 and aviation, canvassed the surrounding area to no avail. The homeowner told police one of the men fled the house in a red or...
  • Brian Wilson on the Beach Boys’ ‘Rivalry’ with the Beatles and Flying Solo

    09/03/2015 8:35:14 PM PDT · by z taxman · 53 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 4/04/2015 | Jeff Slate
    The Beach Boys frontman opens up about his new solo album No Pier Pressure and alleged ‘rivalry’ with The Beatles. “Rubber Soul inspired Pet Sounds, which inspired Sgt. Pepper’s and that inspired me to make Smile,” Brian Wilson tells me, recalling his 1960s game of one-upmanship with the Beach Boys’ so-called rivals The Beatles. “It wasn’t really a rivalry, though. I was jealous!” Wilson says with a hearty laugh. “It was really just mutual inspiration, I think. I would get to hear their records before they came out and I was totally blown away by Rubber Soul. And Sgt. Pepper’s?...