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  • GOP Senators Alert Barr To Allegations That Mueller Team Misrepresented Emails

    04/04/2019 1:43:32 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-4-2019 | Catherine Herridge, Andrew O'Reilly
    Shortly before Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed his report on the Russia investigation last month, Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., alerted Attorney General Bill Barr to what they described as the "selective" use of emails in Mueller court filings -- as well as potential “improper political influence, misconduct, and mismanagement” in the FBI's original Russia probe. In a March 8 letter, Grassley and Graham referred Barr to a letter sent to Mueller in late 2017 that alleged his investigators had cherry-picked details from emails to include in court documents, urging him to review the materials. They also...
  • All humans are descended from just TWO people and a catastrophic event almost wiped out ALL species

    11/28/2018 9:53:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/27/2018 | Leigh McManus
    All humans are descended from just TWO people and a catastrophic event almost wiped out ALL species 100,000 years ago, scientists claim Genetic 'bar codes' of five million animals from different species were surveyedThe research deduced that humans and animals sprang from single pair This happened after a catastrophic event a long time after the last ice age All modern humans descended from a solitary pair who lived 100,000 to 200,000 years ago, scientists say.Scientists surveyed the genetic 'bar codes' of five million animals - including humans - from 100,000 different species and deduced that we sprang from a...
  • FBI Docs Detail Weiner Laptop/Hillary Clinton Email Find Shortly Before 2016 Election

    10/17/2018 3:39:47 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | October 17, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Shortened title. Full title: JUDICIAL WATCH: FBI Docs Detail Weiner Laptop/Hillary Clinton Email Find Shortly Before 2016 Election Once again Judicial Watch is doing the heavy lifting. Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch announced Wednesday it received 45 FBI documents that confirm a significant portion of the over 340,000 emails found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop were between then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aide Huma Abedin.
  • Massive Genetic Study Reveals 90 Percent Of Earth’s Animals Appeared At The Same Time

    06/10/2018 2:20:23 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 232 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 30 May 2018, | Nicole Arce
    Landmark new research that involves analyzing millions of DNA barcodes has debunked much about what we know today about the evolution of species. In a massive genetic study, senior research associate at the Program for the Human Environment at Rockefeller University Mark Stoeckle and University of Basel geneticist David Thaler discovered that virtually 90 percent of all animals on Earth appeared at right around the same time. More specifically, they found out that 9 out of 10 animal species on the planet came to being at the same time as humans did some 100,000 to 200,000 years ago. "This conclusion...
  • Belief in Reincarnation Tied to Memory Errors

    04/06/2007 7:52:24 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 53 replies · 1,169+ views ^ | 04/06/07 | Melinda Wenner
    People who believe they have lived past lives as, say, Indian princesses or battlefield commanders are more likely to make certain types of memory errors, according to a new study. The propensity to make these mistakes could, in part, explain why people cling to implausible reincarnation claims in the first place. Researchers recruited people who, after undergoing hypnotic therapy, had come to believe that they had past lives. Subjects were asked to read aloud a list of 40 non-famous names, and then, after a two-hour wait, told that they were going to see a list consisting of three types of...
  • Merkel: Britain can’t cherry-pick Brexit terms

    06/28/2016 2:53:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 115 replies ^ | 28 Jun 2016 16:25 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that the EU could survive a Brexit and warned Britain the union would not tolerate “cherry-picking” in upcoming negotiations on their future relations. “The EU is strong enough to withstand Britain’s withdrawal,” she told the German parliament ahead of a crisis summit of the 28 member states in Brussels. […] “We will ensure there are no negotiations based on the principle of cherry-picking,” she said to applause. “There must be and will be a noticeable difference between whether a country wants to be a member of the European Union family or not.” She added:...
  • Thanks to Plants, We Will Never Find a Planet Like Earth

    02/08/2012 6:01:06 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Scientific American ^ | 2/1/12 | Mark Fischetti
    Earth's flora is responsible for the glaciers and rivers that have created this planet's distinctive landscapeAstronomers are finding lots of exoplanets that are orbiting stars like the sun, significantly raising the odds that we will find a similar world. But if we do, the chance that the surface of that planet will look like ours is very small, thanks to an unlikely culprit: plants. We all know how Earth's landscape came about, right? Oceans and land masses formed, mountains rose, and precipitation washed over its surface; rivers weathered bare rock to create soil and plants took root. Well, new research...
  • Intel Analysts: We Were Forced Out for Telling the Truth About Obama’s ISIS War

    04/04/2016 5:43:20 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 15 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 4/4/16 | Shane Harris
    The growing scandal over cooked ISIS intelligence just got much worse. Now, analysts are saying they’re being forced out for not toeing the Obama administration’s line on the war. Two senior intelligence analysts at U.S. Central Command say the military has forced them out of their jobs because of their skeptical reporting on U.S.-backed rebel groups in Syria, three sources with knowledge of their claim told The Daily Beast. It’s the first known instance of possible reprisals against CENTCOM personnel after analysts accused their bosses of manipulating intelligence reports about the U.S.-led campaign against ISIS in order to paint a...
  • America 1956 vs. America 2016

    04/06/2016 9:00:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 133 replies
    Director Blue ^ | April 6, 2016 | Michael Snyder
    Is America a better place today than it was back in 1956? Of course many Americans living right now couldn’t even imagine a world without cell phones, Facebook or cable television, but was life really so bad back then? 60 years ago, families would actually spend time on their front porches and people would actually have dinner with their neighbors. 60 years ago, cars were still cars, football was still football and it still meant something to be an American. In our country today, it is considered odd to greet someone as they are walking down the street, and if...
  • Justice Watch: Judge Zabel Perfect Fit For High-Profile Gay Marriage Ban Case

    07/26/2014 6:22:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Daily Business Review ^ | 2/21/14 | John Pacenti
    Attorneys familiar with the judge assigned to a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay marriages say she is perfectly suited for the controversial case challenging a constitutional amendment passed by voters in 2008.... Attorney Michael Gongora, the first openly gay member of the Miami Beach City Commission, said six couples challenging the state law on constitutional grounds could do far worse than Zabel on this hot-button issue. "Judge Zabel is a good judge for this case," said Gongora, a partner with Becker & Poliakoff in Coral Gables.
  • GOP Rep.: White House ‘Hand-Selected’ Benghazi E-Mails

    05/16/2013 7:42:45 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    GOP Rep.: White House ‘Hand-Selected’ Benghazi E-Mails By Andrew Johnson May 16, 2013 10:03 AM Representative Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) said the White House e-mails about Benghazi that were released last night were “hand-selected” to leave out other important documents. “I know absolutely, for total certainty, this is just but a small smidgeon of what they have,” Chaffetz said. There are 25,000-pages worth of documents, he said, but the White House released only100 total pages. “The White House has hand-selected these,” he added.
  • Ten Neo-Confederate Myths

    03/10/2013 8:19:44 AM PDT · by BroJoeK · 902 replies
    March 9, 2013 | vanity
    Ten Neo-Confederate Myths (+one) "Secession was not all about slavery." In fact, a study of the earliest secessionists documents shows, when they bother to give reasons at all, their only major concern was to protect the institution of slavery. For example, four seceding states issued "Declarations of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify Secession from the Federal Union". These documents use words like "slavery" and "institution" over 100 times, words like "tax" and "tariff" only once (re: a tax on slaves), "usurpation" once (re: slavery in territories), "oppression" once (re: potential future restrictions on slavery). So secession wasn't just...
  • What did the Early Church believe about the authority of Scripture? (sola Scriptura)

    02/08/2011 11:08:38 AM PST · by Gamecock · 209 replies
    Christian Answers ^ | William Webster
    The sixteenth century Reformation was responsible for restoring to the Church the principle of sola Scriptura, a principle that had been operative within the Church from the very beginning of the post apostolic age.Initially the apostles taught orally, but with the close of the apostolic age, all special revelation that God wanted preserved for man was codified in the written Scriptures. Sola Scriptura is the teaching, founded on the Scriptures themselves, that there is only one special revelation from God that man possesses today, the written Scriptures or the Bible. Consequently the Scriptures are materially sufficient and are by their...
  • To Denmark, From Russia, With Lies (CRU's Tree Ring Circus)

    12/18/2009 4:32:00 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies · 1,698+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | December 18, 2009 | IBD Editorial Staff
    Global Warming: Russian analysts accuse Britain's Meteorological Office of cherry-picking Russian temperature data to "hide the decline" in global temperatures. Is Copenhagen rooted in a single tree in Siberia? Michael Mann, a Penn State meteorologist, wrote in Friday's Washington Post that "stolen" e-mails from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit still don't alter the evidence for climate change. Mann, a creator of the discredited hockey-stick graph used in reports from the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to show man-made warming, attacks climate skeptics, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, saying they "confuse the public." Chutzpah has been...
  • Cherries ripe, ready in Leona Valley

    06/15/2009 12:39:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies · 659+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | June 14, 2009 | RICH BREAULT
    LEONA VALLEY - It's time to get pickin'. The cherry season in Leona Valley is in full swing this weekend with nearly 20 U-pick ranches opening their orchards. The cherry season is expected to extend through the end of June or until orchards are picked clean. Most orchards will open at 8 a.m. today. "I believe nearly all of us has a decent crop," said Chuck Fluharty. "Hardly anyone got froze out this year. I know we're better off than we were last year. Windy Ridge features three varieties of cherries - Bing, Rainier and Black Tartarians. Other varieties grown...
  • It's cherry-pickin' time

    06/04/2007 11:48:23 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies · 324+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Monday, June 4, 2007. | JAMES RUFUS KOREN
    LEONA VALLEY - The cherries are ripe, the orchards are open and the locals will be celebrating on Saturday. The 35th annual Leona Valley Cherry Festival, which starts at 11 a.m. with a parade through town, will feature a craft show, plenty of food and, of course, hand-picked cherries from the community's local orchards. "The orchards will be open, so you can go and stuff yourself with cherries," parade organizer Jim Bonn said. This year's theme is "Cherry Trees and Bumble Bees," an homage to longtime Leona Valley resident and orchard owner "Big John" Mayfield, who died in December. Mayfield...
  • NY Times Ignores Consequences of Iraq Withdrawal

    02/05/2007 4:09:39 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 5 replies · 445+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    There's no denying that the recently-released National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq is anything but rosy. But the key question is 'where do we go from here?' The answer, for every one of the Dem presidential contenders, is 'home,' at varying rates of speed. In editorializing on the NIE report, don't you think, then, that it would have been appropriate for the New York Times to mention what the report foresaw as the result of a hasty withdrawal? But the Times had better things to do with its ink, spending most of its editorial spinning the recent military success in Najaf...
  • Plan would dump Colorado's winner-take-all vote in Nov.

    07/31/2004 6:04:04 AM PDT · by mondoman · 95 replies · 6,332+ views
    The Rocky Mountain News ^ | 7/31/04 | John J. Sanko
    Colorado could become the first state to scrap its winner-take-all system of casting electoral college votes for president and replace it with one based on a percentage of the popular vote. Supporters of the Make Your Vote Count campaign filed petitions containing more than 130,000 names Friday with state election officials. "And close to 20 percent of them (the signatures) are from Republicans," said Democratic political consultant Rick Ridder, campaign spokesman. "We see this as a multi-partisan effort." The measure would go into effect immediately for this year's presidential battle if voters approve. Had it been in effect here four...
  • ZOT!! Difference between "I'm sure" and "I think"

    07/29/2004 12:35:57 PM PDT · by epistimes · 114 replies · 1,909+ views
    Enter Waxman ^ | July 29, 2004 | Bill Oreilly patronizer
    Bush lied: * Bush allowed the neocons to create the Office of Special Plans to circumvent normal intelligence vetting procedures, * he asked only for info the backed his views and thus is guilty of cherry-picking data, * he distorted CIA reports in public speeches by removing caveats and disagreements between government agencies, * he used false logic ("we know he had em cause he used em"), * he jumped the gun several times after the invasion, saying we had "found WMD", and * he allowed Cheney to continue to make statements that were being contradicted by the CIA....
  • The Money Trail (Minority set aside goes wrong)

    11/20/2002 9:18:54 AM PST · by staytrue · 7 replies · 228+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | November 17, 2002 | Sun Staff
    July 1995 Maryland pension system decides to use more minority money managers. Fall 1996 Nathan A. Chapman Jr. buys Minority Equity Trust, a fund invested in by a collection of minority-owned firms. One MET client is state pension system. December 1996 Chapman, as new MET owner, signs contract with pension system to manage some of its money. January 1997 Chapman signs contract with Alan B. Bond making Bond a manager in MET. Gives Bond $10 million in pension money to invest. January 1998 Chapman gets additional $40 million in pension money; gives $5 million of that to Bond to invest....