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  • Live Thread Democrat Debate on PBS (keep your enemies close)

    02/11/2016 6:05:32 PM PST · by Yaelle · 264 replies
    PBS ^ | 02/11/16 | Self
    Anyone have strong enough stomach and information junkie brain to dare watch with me?
  • Top U.S. Intelligence Official Calls Gene Editing a WMD Threat

    02/10/2016 7:11:39 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 11 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | 02/09/2016 | Antonio Regalado
    Top U.S. Intelligence Official Calls Gene Editing a WMD Threat https://www.technologyreview.com/s/600774/top-us-intelligence-official-calls-gene-editing-a-wmd-threat/ Gene Editing Top U.S. Intelligence Official Calls Gene Editing a WMD Threat     Top U.S. Intelligence Official Calls Gene Editing a WMD Threat     We Have the Technology to Destroy All Zika Mosquitoes     Gene-Editing Company Editas’s Ambitions Rest on Shaky Foundations     U.K. Approves Genetic Editing of Healthy Human Embryos     Immune System Offers Major Clue to Schizophrenia Biomedicine Top U.S. Intelligence Official Calls Gene Editing a WMD Threat Easy to use. Hard to control. The intelligence community now sees CRISPR as a threat to national safety.    ...
  • Hoary old Bill (Clinton) making liberals sweat (poor old codger alert)

    02/09/2016 4:59:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 8, 2016 | Russ Vaughn
    Brit Hume, speaking on FOX News, noted that Bill Clinton is now an elderly man - a thought that I'll wager has been going through many American minds since last Monday night, when Hillary gave her post-caucus acceptance...er, victory speech in Iowa. [Snip] The visage that Bill wore for much of that harangue was truly revealing - more like something you'd see in a nursing home day room than on a presidential campaign stage. His head drooped, and his mouth frequently gaped open in what almost appeared to be a slack-eyed but leering old geezer smile directed towards his partner's...
  • What voters know about Hillary Clinton: She's a crook

    02/05/2016 6:43:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 4, 2016 | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
    This has not been a good week for Hillary Clinton. She prevailed over Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Iowa Democratic presidential caucuses by less than four tenths of one percent of all votes cast, after having led him in polls in Iowa at one time by 40 percentage points. In her statement to supporters, standing in front of her gaunt and listless looking husband, she was not able to mouth the word "victory" or any of its standard variants. She could barely hide her contempt for the Iowa Democrats who disserted her. Sanders isn't even a Democrat. According to official...
  • Hitler had son with French teen

    02/17/2012 12:13:28 PM PST · by bkopto · 74 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | Feb 17, 2012 | Peter Allen
    Jean-Marie Loret, who died in 1985 aged 67, never met his father, but went on to fight Nazi forces during the Second World War. His extraordinary story has now been backed up by a range of compelling evidence, both in France and in Germany, which is published in the latest edition of Paris's Le Point magazine. Hitler is said to have had an affair with Mr Loret's mother, Charlotte Lobjoie, 16, as he took a break from the trenches in June 1917. Although he was fighting the French near Seboncourt, in the northern Picardy region, Hitler made his way to...
  • Did Hitler Have a Secret Son? Evidence Supports Alleged Sons Claims

    02/21/2012 8:32:58 PM PST · by lbryce · 20 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | February 21, 2012 | Candace Smith
    Until his death in 1985, Jean-Marie Loret believed that he was the only son of Adolf Hitler. There is now renewed attention to evidence from France and Germany that apparently lends some credence to his claim. Loret collected information from two studies; one conducted by the University of Heidelberg in 1981 and another conducted by a handwriting analyst that showed Lorets blood type and handwriting, respectively, were similar to the Nazi Germany dictator who died childless in 1945 at age 56. The evidence is inconclusive but Lorets story itself was riveting enough to warrant some investigation. The French newspaper Le...
  • THE SINS OF THEIR FATHERS Tanya Gold talks to the descendants of Nazis who have embraced Judaism

    12/18/2009 5:23:53 PM PST · by sinanju · 14 replies · 881+ views
    Guardian.co.uk ^ | Wednesday, 6 August 2008 | Tanya Gold
    Today, he believes Germany is doomed. "People there don't get married, and if they do they have one child," he says. "But the Turks and the other foreigners have many children. So it is a question of time that Germany will no longer be German." Why does he think this has happened? "I think it is a punishment for the Holocaust," he says, matter-of-factly. "Germany will leave the stage of history, no doubt about it." But the Jews, by contrast, will never die. This is a neat irony of history that he loves. "All the great cultures have left the...
  • Getting to know the Hitlers (relatives alive in NY)

    01/21/2002 1:45:52 PM PST · by Sir Gawain · 33 replies · 2+ views
    Getting to know the Hitlers (Filed: 20/01/2002) FOR more than 50 years, the relatives of Adolf Hitler have hidden under false names in Long Island, New York. They have not spoken publicly since the Second World War. In a revelatory new book to be launched this week, they break their silence. David Gardner tells their story. The faint lilt of German folk music floated through the open window of the dark-wood alpine bungalow as I walked down the short path to the front door. The property straddled two small roads on a forested private estate nestling into one of the ...
  • Nazi's relative turns Israel lover [Goering Kin Becomes a Jew]

    01/20/2006 12:37:32 PM PST · by Alouette · 48 replies · 1,667+ views
    YNet News ^ | Jan. 20, 2006 | Eyal Marcus
    Matias Goering is a direct descendant of Hitler's right-hand man and the commander of the Nazi air force. He also keeps Shabbat, wears a kippa, and identifies with the Greater Israel vision of West Bank settlers If Field Marshall Hermann Goering, commander of the Nazi Air Force and Hitler's right-hand man, knew how his descendant Matias Goering was living today, he'd surely roll over in his grave. Matias Goering , a distant relative of the senior Nazi (his great grandfather was Goering's grandfather's brother) wears a kippa and keeps kosher, observes Shabbat and wears an orange anti-disengagement bracelet reading 'Jews...
  • I am so happy that my husband could be here with me Clinton says at Iowa rally

    01/30/2016 7:24:03 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 42 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 30, 2016 | Francesca Chambers
    'I am so happy that my husband could be here with me,' Clinton says at Iowa rally where she's joined by Bill - and says it is 'perversely flattering' that Republicans are obsessed with tanking her candidacy Hillary and Bill Clinton joined forces in Iowa tonight for the first time since she began deploying him to campaign for her this year 'He knows a little bit about this job I'm competing for, and he will be, if I am so fortunate to become your next president, he'll be a really good adviser' Of the GOP's attack ads on her, Clinton...
  • It’s Still Bill Clinton, but the Old Magic Seems Missing

    01/28/2016 8:39:06 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 41 replies
    NYTimes ^ | PATRICK HEALY
    Bill Clinton came to the vote-rich city of Mason City on Wednesday night and recounted his wife's life experiences, recited her policy ideas, and ripped into the Republicans a bit. But what Mr. Clinton used to do so well -- and what Hillary Clinton needs, only days before the Iowa caucuses on Monday -- was nowhere to be found: a polished, piercing critique of an opponent, in this case Bernie Sanders. At an event in Las Vegas last week, Mr. Clinton, 69, looked smaller and his voice seemed weaker than in past campaigns, and people had to strain to hear...
  • Universal Genetic Code? No!

    01/22/2016 10:45:28 AM PST · by fishtank · 4 replies
    Jay L. Wile ^ | Jan. 18, 2016 | Jay L. Wile
    Universal Genetic Code? No! The basic process by which proteins are made in a cell. (click for credit) The basic process by which proteins are made in a cell. (click for credit) I am still reading Shadow of Oz by Dr. Wayne Rossiter, and I definitely plan to post a review of it when I am finished. However, I wanted to write a separate blog post about one point that he makes in Chapter 6, which is entitled “Biological Evolution.” He says: To date, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), which houses all published DNA sequences (as well as...
  • Genetic Gap Widens Between Humans and Chimps

    01/21/2016 11:19:36 AM PST · by fishtank · 21 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 1-21-2016 | Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D. *
    Genetic Gap Widens Between Humans and Chimps by Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D. * Increasingly, orphan genes defy evolution and support the Genesis account of creation. These genes are unique sets of coding sequences specific to particular creatures. This is a big problem for evolutionary ideas to explain. In a recent research report, scientists describe a new set of 1,307 orphan genes that are completely different between humans and chimpanzees.1
  • Top Ten Giant Discoveries in North America [Genesis 6, Luke 17]

    01/20/2016 12:10:34 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 27 replies
    Ancient Origins ^ | 1/18/2016 | Hugh Newman
    The Iroquois, the Osage, the Tuscaroras, the Hurons, the Omahas, and many other North American Indians all speak of giant men who once lived and roamed in the territories of their forefathers. All over what is now the U.S. are traditions of these ancient giants. Over 1000 accounts of seven-foot and taller skeletons have reportedly been unearthed from ancient burial sites over a two-hundred-year period in North America. Newspaper accounts, town and county histories, letters, scientific journals, diaries, photos and Smithsonian ethnology reports have carefully documented this. These skeletons have been reported from coast to coast with strange anatomic anomalies...
  • English DNA one third Anglo-Saxon

    01/20/2016 7:49:52 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 53 replies
    BBC ^ | 1/20/15 | Paul Rincon
    The present-day English owe about a third of their ancestry to the Anglo-Saxons, according to a new study. Scientists sequenced genomes from 10 skeletons unearthed in eastern England and dating from the Iron Age through to the Anglo-Saxon period. Many of the Anglo-Saxon samples appeared closer to modern Dutch and Danish people than the Iron Age Britons did. The results appear in Nature Communications journal. According to historical accounts and archaeology, the Anglo-Saxons migrated to Britain from continental Europe from the 5th Century AD. They brought with them a new culture, social structure and language. Genetic studies have tackled the...
  • Illegal immigrant 'screamed "you have treated me like a dog" before...strangling American artist

    01/14/2016 10:42:14 AM PST · by Red Badger · 69 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 12:58 EST, 14 January 2016 | By Jake Wallis Simons In Florence, Italy
    An illegal immigrant has confessed to killing American artist Ashley Olsen in her Italian apartment, who was punched and strangling her with a USB cord in a jealous 'drug-fueled' frenzy. Cheik Tidiane Diaw, 25, told officers he strangled Olsen after the pair had sex when she told him he had to leave because her boyfriend was coming back. The Senegalese man was caught because of DNA evidence from a used condom and cigarette found in the toilet - which he had tried to flush away unsuccessfully. Italian police said they had to swoop on him quickly because they feared he...
  • Unexpected Results From DNA Tests

    01/13/2016 1:40:00 PM PST · by Little Bill · 222 replies
    Self | January 12, 2016 | Self
    I am wondering if any FReepers had unexpected results when they did a DNA test during a family History search. In my case I was looking for an oppressed history of serfdom and general nastiness from Norman Overlords during the Middle Ages, just preparing for an Obama America. To my surprise I discovered we were Normans, in the Staple, Merchants, and in general capitalists, until God and Religion brought us unto this Blessed Shore to continue in the same trades. So in this election year of the usual Freeper cage fights I thought to step outside the blood and gore...
  • Clinton and Podesta Warn Bernie Sanders – Don’t Bring Up Bill Clinton’s (tr) History….

    01/11/2016 9:29:31 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 25 replies
    Podesta and ClintonWashington DC – A top aide for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Monday ripped attacks on Bill Clinton’s past infidelity by GOP rival Donald Trump, saying Trump has gone “in the gutter.” Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta also issued a warning to Clinton’s Democratic rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to stay away from the topic. “I hope he’s not going there,” Podesta said of Sanders during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” after the host noted it seems “there’s some piling on here” by Sanders. “He said that he’s going to run a positive campaign,...
  • Bill Clinton on Meeting Hillary: I Kept "Ogling Her" Until She Introduced Herself (video)

    01/07/2016 12:05:01 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 55 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 7, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    At a campaign event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Thursday afternoon Bill Clinton touted Hillary Clinton's leadership by telling how she was the one who approached him after he "ogled" her for days. Clinton said when first saw Hillary Rodham he thought, "boy, that's an interesting woman." "I'll give you an idea of this early leadership," Clinton prepared the crowd. "I saw Hillary in a class that I am embarrassed to tell you I attended infrequently in law school. And I saw her, and I thought, boy, that's an interesting woman." Clinton said he was hesitant to talk to her at...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Preferred Title for Bill? ‘First Mate’ or ‘First Dude’

    01/06/2016 6:43:45 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 62 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/5/2016 | Laura Meckler
    Faced with a sea of raised hands, Democrat Hillary Clinton often struggles out loud trying to decide who to call on. At a town hall meeting on Tuesday in Sioux City, Iowa, she knew right away. "I gotta call on you," she told a young man near the front. Turning to the audience, she said, "He has a T-shirt that says, 'Bill Clinton for First Lady.'" "You know," the former first lady said, "I'm sort of more partial to First Mate or First Dude." The voter went on to ask a question about the criminal justice system It wasn’t the...
  • Bill Clinton, the Subdued Spouse, Makes His Campaign Debut

    01/05/2016 1:54:12 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 4, 2016 | By PATRICK HEALY
    EXETER, N.H. — Eight years after aggressively defending his wife during her first presidential campaign, Bill Clinton was unusually understated and subdued on Monday during his first solo swing back in New Hampshire for Hillary Clinton, restraining himself even in the face of taunts from Donald J. Trump. Sticking mostly to descriptions of Mrs. Clinton’s policy positions and biography, the former president made only glancing references to her opponents, saying that some were “kind of scary” but not naming names. He also suggested that he would not thrive politically today because he was not “mad at anybody,” an implicit jab...
  • Like old times, Bill Clinton joins the campaign trail in New Hampshire

    01/05/2016 1:45:30 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 5, 2015 | By Michael A. Memoli
    Bill Clinton's political muscle memory took him down a well-worn path Monday in New Hampshire: the rally in Nashua, the lunchtime mingle in Manchester and the afternoon town hall in Exeter. Like the snow flurries on one of the coldest days of winter so far, Clinton's Arkansas twang was so familiar in the hamlets of the Granite State that it seemed to signal that the time to pick a president is near again. Asked about the repeated assertions by Republican front-runner Donald Trump that Clinton's history of sexual indiscretions was "fair game" in the campaign, he demurred. "There's always a...
  • Bumpers and Grinders: Dale Bumpers ... Mark Steyn

    01/05/2016 10:14:11 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 18 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 5 Jan 2016 | Mark Steyn
    Dale Bumpers, former Arkansas Governor and Senator, lived a long life, most of it spent in "public service". But it is strangely apt that he should have died as his protégé Bill Clinton's serial abuse of women should be back in the news. Until Trump came along, Republicans had steered clear of Clinton's sexual pathologies for the entire millennium thus far, following the mordant advice of my own senator, Bob Smith. ("He's won. He always wins. Let's move on.") If one had to date precisely the moment when it became clear that Clinton had won against multiple accusations any of...
  • The Virgin Birth: Where Science Meets Scripture PUTTING JESUS TO THE DNA TEST

    01/04/2016 9:38:32 AM PST · by SweetAkitoRose · 33 replies
    New Oxford Review ^ | December 2015 | Maria Hsia Chang
    A 2013 Harris Poll found that while sixty-eight percent of American adults believe that Jesus is God, or the Son of God, only fifty-seven percent believe in the virgin birth. Disbelief in Jesus being born of a virgin, which is a fundamental tenet of Christianity, in turn implies a belief that the author of the Gospel According to Luke lied when he wrote: The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph…. The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found...
  • This is my response to a man who wanted to know why I asked the questions as rudely as I did

    01/04/2016 7:17:50 AM PST · by doug from upland · 59 replies
    facebook ^ | 1-3-16 | Katherine Prudhomme O'Brien
    This is my response to a man who wanted to know why I asked the questions as rudely as I did; Thank you for asking what I was so concerned with. I appreciate your interest. It all started when I saw Juanita Broaddrick give an hour long interview on Dateline NBC to Lisa Myers in 1999 where she said she was raped by Bill Clinton in 1978. You can find a video of it on Youtube. I believed her so when Al Gore was running for president, I asked him if he believed her too because I was shocked that...
  • Kirsten Powers: Bill Clinton ... Going to Become Problem for Hillary in Wake of Cosby Allegations

    01/04/2016 7:21:16 AM PST · by Rockitz · 40 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3 Jan 2016 | Jeff Poor
    On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” USA Today columnist Kirsten Powers explained why it was her view that former President Bill Clinton’s past being raised in this presidential campaign could be a problem for Hillary Clinton’s bid. According to Powers, the Bill Cosby situation shows that attitudes across the country have changed about allegations of rape and that could be problematic for Hillary Clinton’s bid. “I think that what was once referred to as Bill Clinton’s bimbo eruptions, which now sounds like something that people wouldn’t say today, are going to become problems for Hillary during the campaign,”...
  • Hillary Hauls Out Our Former Rapist-in-Chief

    01/01/2016 5:12:06 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Kenneth Eliasberg
    This week I was struck by two news items that were offered up to the public -- the first was that Bill Clinton was going to be more actively supporting Hillary's presidential run; the second that Bill Crosby was indicted for rape. I found the juxtaposition of these two "Bills" both amusing and ironic. A formerly revered comic and alleged rapist may be on his way to jail, and a formerly not-so-revered ex-president and alleged rapist is on his way to the campaign trail on behalf of his wife (the enabler of his various sexual predations). The disparate treatment being...
  • CNN's Camerota Shocked 14 Women Could Make Claims Against Bill Clinton

    12/31/2015 5:46:54 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 72 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "Is that right? Fourteen?" That's Alisyn Camerota, 1:21 into the video clip. The shock and surprise in the voice of the CNN host is stupendous! Yes, who could possibly imagine that, as CNN commentator Errol Louis stated, there are 14 women who could potentially make allegations of improprieties against Bill Clinton. If Camerota had consulted CNN's own files, she wouldn't be so shocked. The Starr report includes Monica Lewinsky's testimony that Clinton personally told her that "he had had hundreds of affairs" before the age of 40. And Dick Morris is on record saying Clinton had "hundreds of women" just...
  • Guest Speechless After Jesse Watters Asks: "Has Ex-President Bill Clinton Abused Women?"

    12/30/2015 1:30:57 PM PST · by presidio9 · 65 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 30, 2015
    Jesse Watters, guest-hosting "The O'Reilly Factor," asked Fox News contributor Leslie Marshall whether or not former President Bill Clinton has "abused" women but she was left speechless before she was able to give an answer. "I think your silence says a lot," Watters said. But Marshall shot back, "No. I wanted to be very clear because I wanted to think about Monica - although consensual, she was young. I wouldn't say abuse - taken advantage of? Yes. Abused? No." Watters listed off the facts, "Two women have accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault. Another woman sued Clinton for defamation because...
  • Hillary’s Server, Monica’s Blue Dress, and History

    12/30/2015 4:29:44 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 12-30-15 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    To those of us who have followed the ongoing Clinton Saga, which now reaches back almost twenty-five years, Hillary Rodham Clinton's computer server promises to become as historic as Monica Lewinsky's stained dress. That is to say, that her server may indeed become as significant to her presidential prospects as Monica's dress was to Bill's prospects for impeachment. It is now apparent to fact finders across the nation that some of Hillary's e-mails-thousands of which have been saved on her personal server-show that she lied to the American people as surely as Monica's dress proved that Bill lied to the...
  • Wasserman Schultz Warns Trump, Republicans: Attack Bill Clinton At Your Own "Peril"

    12/29/2015 4:47:23 AM PST · by simpson96 · 112 replies
    Rea Clear Politics ^ | 12/27/2015 | Staff
    [video at link] "I think that Donald Trump or any candidate on the other side of the aisle would raise Bill Clinton as somehow a negative, to their peril. I think every poll I've ever seen shows that if President Clinton were a candidate tomorrow he'd be reelected. He presided at that time over the longest period of sustained prosperity up to that point. Finished his term very popular and continues to be one of the most admired elected officials, and former elected officials, and men in the world."
  • Trump Takes Aim At Bill Clinton's 'Women Abuse'

    12/28/2015 11:31:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Perhaps growing tired of targeting his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump has now set his sights on her husband. Trump seems intent on bringing former President Bill Clinton's womanizing ways back into the limelight as he begins to campaign on behalf of his wife. If Hillary thinks she can unleash her husband, with his terrible record of women abuse, while playing the women's card on me, she's wrong!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2015 Considering Hillary has often claimed to be a defender of women's rights, Does Trump have a right to bring up her husband's "sexism" to expose...
  • In Their Own Words: Why Bill's 'Bimbos' Fear a Hillary Presidency

    12/28/2015 10:03:40 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Aaron Klein
    As women's issues become part of the 2016 presidential race, it may be instructive to review recent statements made by some of Bill Clinton's alleged female victims regarding the ambitions of Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. Last week, Hillary accused Republican canddiate Donald Trump of having a "penchant for sexism" in an interview with the Des Moines Register in Iowa. The billionaire fired back on Twitter: "Be careful Hillary as you play the war on women or women being degraded card." Trump followed up with a second tweet, saying, "Hillary, when you complain about 'a penchant for sexism,' who are you...
  • Donald Trump Is Exactly Right About Bill Clinton

    12/28/2015 7:52:30 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 41 replies
    RedState ^ | streiff (Diary)
    Now, as polls show Clinton neck-in-neck with all her potential GOP challengers and that two-thirds of the nation thinks she is a crook and can't be trusted, she is calling on her "husband", former president Bill Clinton to campaign for her. This, naturally, has provided fodder for Donald Trump's twitter account. Hillary Clinton has announced that she is letting her husband out to campaign but HE'S DEMONSTRATED A PENCHANT FOR SEXISM, so inappropriate! -- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2015 He is absolutely right. Bill Clinton is a serial sexual predator. There is no other way to describe him....
  • Trump slams Bill Clinton for his 'terrible record of women abuse'

    12/28/2015 6:41:33 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 189 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/28/15 | Mark Hensch
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Monday that former President Bill Clinton has a "terrible record of women abuse." "If Hillary thinks she can unleash her husband, with his terrible record of women abuse, while playing the women's card on me, she's wrong!" he tweeted, citing Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton and her spouse. Trump's comments mark the latest escalation of his war of words with the Clinton family over gender and sexism. He previously accused Bill Clinton of having sexist tendencies last weekend after reports emerged that the former president plans on campaigning with his wife next year. "Hillary...
  • Lewinsky scandal ends as Clinton is disbarred (10/1/2001 Flashback)

    12/28/2015 6:45:07 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Guardian ^ | 10/1/2001 | Duncan Campbell
    he US supreme court yesterday issued an order disbarring former president Bill Clinton from practising law before the high court. The ruling is seen as marking the official end of the Monica Lewinsky scandal. The ruling struck a jarring note in the current mood of national unity. Mr Clinton has been praised for the supportive role he has been playing and the way he has thrown his political weight behind President George Bush. The court did not explain its reasons for the disbarment, although such a decision usually follows disbarment in a lower court. In April, Mr Clinton's Arkansas law...
  • Clinton Settles Jones Lawsuit With a Check for $850,000 (1/13/1999 Flashback)

    12/28/2015 6:50:13 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/13/1999 | NEIL A. LEWIS
    Just as the Senate is about to begin President Clinton's impeachment trial in earnest, Mr. Clinton sent $850,000 to Paula Corbin Jones today to settle the sexual misconduct lawsuit that started it all. Clinton Administration officials said a check for $850,000, the amount agreed to in November to settle the case, was being sent by overnight mail to Ms. Jones and her lawyers. The officials, who asked that their names not be used, said that a little more than half of the money, $475,000, came from an insurance policy against civil liability the President held with Chubb Group Insurance. Most,...
  • Sharpton Suggests OK for Hillary to Have Attacked Monica Lewinsky

    12/28/2015 5:26:17 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What's more sexist: Donald Trump saying "schlonged" to describe the way Hillary Clinton lost in 2008, or Hillary herself orchestrating a campaign to discredit and destroy women, including Monica Lewinsky, whose "bimbo eruptions" threatened Bill and Hillary's hold on power? According to Al Sharpton on today's Morning Joe, Trump's offense is the graver. Sharpton suggests that Hillary's attack on Monica Lewinsky should be understood as a woman "dealing with someone who was in an indiscretion with her husband." Sharpton thus paints a picture of poor Hillary, the wronged woman, fighting her rival for the affections of her husband. As Trump...
  • Dog has been man's best friend for 33,000 years, DNA study finds

    12/16/2015 6:04:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 15, 2015 | Staff
    Man's best friend came about after generations of wolves scavenged alongside humans more than 33,000 years ago in south east Asia, according to new research. Dogs became self-domesticated as they slowly evolved from wolves who joined humans in the hunt, according to the first study of dog genomes. And it shows that the first domesticated dogs came about 33,000 years ago and migrated to Europe, rather than descending from domesticated European wolves 10,000 years ago as had previously been thought.
  • The invincible tardigrade — already a weird animal — is full of DNA stolen from bacteria

    11/25/2015 9:32:36 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    wapo ^ | November 25 at 10:39 AM | Rachel Feltman
    The tiny animals - otherwise known as water bears - are famous for surviving in the vacuum of space, among other impossibly hostile environments. But they just got even weirder: According to research published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, tardigrades get a massive chunk of their DNA from other organisms. "Foreign" DNA is not a foreign concept to scientists. Through a process called horizontal gene transfer, any organism can theoretically swap genes with another. It happens among bacteria all the time, which is how antibiotic resistance spreads so quickly. But it's less common in more...
  • Stanford Researchers Urge Lifting of NIH Funding Restrictions on Chimeric Research [Luke 17]

    11/20/2015 9:26:58 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    Bioethics.com ^ | 11/05/2015 | Staff
    Citing the "tremendous potential" of research on human stem cells in nonhuman embryos, scientists and a bioethicist from the Stanford University School of Medicine have co-authored a letter urging the removal of funding restrictions imposed on such research last month by the National Institutes of Health. The researchers believe that work on what are called chimeric embryos is vital to advance our understanding of early human development, further our ability to accurately model devastating diseases and facilitate drug testing to ensure that potential therapies are safe and effective. "Currently, it is impossible to accurately recapitulate human development in vitro, and...
  • Chickens are evolving 15 TIMES faster than expected:

    10/27/2015 7:41:08 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 121 replies
    Dailymail.co.uk ^ | 27 October 2015 | By Sarah Griffiths for MailOnline
    Scientists discover the birds have developed two mutations in just 50 years Genes of White Plymouth Rock chickens mutated twice in 50 years Scientists previously thought rate of change in mitochondrial genomes was never faster than about two per cent per million years Mutations suggest rate of evolution in the chickens is 15 times faster Study goes against theory evolution can only be seen over long periods
  • Cops are asking Ancestry.com and 23andMe for their customers DNA

    10/20/2015 8:18:02 PM PDT · by Altariel · 34 replies
    When companies like Ancestry.com and 23andMe first invited people to send in their DNA for genealogy tracing and medical diagnostic tests, privacy advocates warned about the creation of giant genetic databases that might one day be used against participants by law enforcement. DNA, after all, can be a key to solving crimes. It has serious information about you and your family, genetic privacy advocate Jeremy Gruber told me back in 2010 when such services were just getting popular. Now, five years later, when 23andMe and Ancestry both have over a million customers, those warnings are looking prescient. Your relatives DNA...
  • Shroud Of Turin DNA Indicates Global Origins

    10/19/2015 6:18:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 19, 2015 | Lee Speigel
    There's a surprising new wrinkle in the story of the celebrated Shroud of Turin. A group of Italian researchers have found that the 14-foot-long garment -- believed by some to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, even though science has proven that's not the case -- contains DNA from plants found all over Earth.
  • Racisma consequence of evolution?

    10/13/2015 10:41:47 AM PDT · by 100American · 10 replies
    http://creation.com/ ^ | 7 April 2011 | Lita Cosner and Gary Bates
    A biblical worldviewthe true and historically-based answer to racism It is noteworthy that the abolitionist movement came out of a Christian worldview. The great British anti-slavery advocate, William Wilberforce, believed that all men were created equal and in the image of God. Even though the science of his day could not account for the similarity of all human beings (in fact, they were more likely to notice the differences), Wilberforce took a stand on the Bible. Yet this view would not be vindicated by science until many years after his death. This is a cautionary lesson for all Christians who...
  • Scientists: Genetically Modified Humans Can Fight Climate Change

    10/08/2015 5:10:25 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/08/15 | Patrick Wood
    The U.N.'s dream of Sustainable Development is precisely a Brave New World It was just a matter of time before Eugenics met Climate Change. Even if it sounds like science fiction and absurd speculation, the discussion is taking place now in scientific circles. In fact, this is the ultimate application of science to the human condition. For instance, designer babies might be genetically engineered to be smaller as adults: This would proportionally reduce their carbon footprint. Or genes might be inserted to improve night vision. That would allow nighttime lighting requirements to be reduced, thus saving boatloads of energy and...
  • Study: Eurasian Farmers Migrated to Africa 3,000 Years Ago

    10/08/2015 1:15:06 PM PDT · by Theoria · 10 replies
    AP ^ | 08 Oct 2015 | AP
    Scientists say they have extracted ancient DNA from the skull of a man buried in the highlands of Ethiopia 4,500 years ago that supports the theory that Eurasian farmers migrated into Africa some 3,000 years ago. This Stone Age resettlement had previously been theorized, but the rare find allowed scientists to see what DNA looked like well before the time the migration would have taken place. A comparison with modern populations around the world allowed them to see that the migrants left their genetic mark in the furthest corners of Africa. "This is the first ancient human genome found in...
  • Is Another Human Living Inside You?

    09/20/2015 1:43:08 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 31 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 September 2015 | David Robson
    Once upon a time, your origins were easy to understand. Your dad met your mum, they had some fun, and from a tiny fertilised egg you emerged kicking and screaming into the world. You are half your mum, half your dad and 100% yourself. Except, that simple tale has now become a lot more complicated. Besides your genes from parents, you are a mosaic of viruses, bacteria and potentially, other humans. Indeed, if you are a twin, you are particularly likely to be carrying bits of your sibling within your body and brain. Stranger still, they may be...
  • How to preserve fleeting digital information with DNA for future generations

    08/17/2015 4:40:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    One team has demonstrated that DNA they encapsulated can preserve information for at least 2,000 years, and they're now working on a filing system to make it easier to navigate. ... "A little after the discovery of the double helix architecture of DNA, people figured out that the coding language of nature is very similar to the binary language we use in computers," says Grass, who is with ETH Zurich. "On a hard drive, we use 0s and 1s to represent data, and in DNA, we have four nucleotides A, C, T and G." But DNA has two major advantages...
  • Ex-President Warren Harding's Love Child Confirmed Through DNA Testing

    08/13/2015 6:20:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/13/2015 | By JORDYN PHELPS
    After nearly 100 years of rumors and historical speculation, DNA testing has confirmed that President Warren Harding had a child out of wedlock his only biological child with mistress Nan Britton. Britton first came forward publically with the claim that her daughter, Elizabeth Ann, was Hardings daughter in a 1927 autobiography The Presidents Daughter. In her account, Britton detailed a steamy six-year-long affair with the 29th president, including one encounter in a White House closet, before his untimely death in 1923. At the time of its publishing, the book was met with public ridicule and widely discounted as...