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  • Education or espionage? A Chinese student takes his homework home to China

    06/25/2020 10:36:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    NBC News ^ | 06/25/2020 | By Cynthia McFadden, Aliza Nadi and Courtney McGee
    SHENZHEN, China — Meet the man dubbed China's Elon Musk, Ruopeng Liu. Like Musk, he's working on sending people into space, and has already sent them flying. He's the man behind jet-powered surfboards, and is a multi-billionaire at just 35 years old. "We call ourselves the future studio," said Liu during an NBC News visit to his company's headquarters here. "We design the future." But is he guilty of stealing the intellectual property of a famous American scientist? Dr. David Smith of Duke University is one of the world's experts on something called "metamaterials." Liu, who says he had long...
  • Disputed Hydroxychloroquine Study Published in Lancet Brings Scientific Scrutiny to Surgisphere, the Company Behind the Study

    05/31/2020 9:38:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    The Scientist ^ | 05/30/2020 | Catherine Offord
    "Scientists have raised questions about the dataset published in The Lancet last week that triggered the suspension of clinical trials around the world—and about Surgisphere Corporation, the company behind the study. " Surgisphere Corporation, the company that supplied data for a controversial study on the health risks of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 patients published in The Lancet last week (May 22), has found itself in the spotlight after researchers raised questions about the dataset. The Lancet study, which lists Surgisphere founder and CEO Sapan Desai as one of four coauthors, reported harmful effects tied to the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine among patients...
  • Scientists discover area of brain where pain could be 'turned off'

    05/23/2020 6:25:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    sciencetimes.com ^ | 5/19/2020 | Staff
    A study conducted by researchers from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, have found that the amygdala in mice's brain can significantly control their sense of pain. According to Fan Wang, the lead author of the study and the Morris N. Broad Distinguished Professor of neurobiology in the School of Medicine, recent studies have determined parts of the brain that could 'turn on' pain signals, but this was the first time they were able to pinpoint where pain could be 'turned off.' The researchers also discovered that general anesthesia also stimulates a specific subgroup of inhibitory neurons in the central...
  • FORMER VIRGINIA BLACK-FACERS STILL DON’T GET CIVIL RIGHTS

    05/05/2020 12:25:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    Powerline ^ | MAY 5, 2020 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Herring still doesn’t have much appreciation for civil rights. He’s defending Virginia social distancing policies that led to the pastor of a Virginia church being cited for holding a church service. There were sixteen people in the church sanctuary, which seats 225. The congregation in question serves, among others, recovering drug addicts and former prostitutes. The church sought legal relief. The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division filed a statement of interest, arguing that the Virginia polices at issue may constitute a violation of the constitutional right to the free exercise of religion. Herring’s office responded with this imbecilic statement:...
  • KKK-Blackface Governor Ralph Northam Repeals Virginia Voter ID Laws, Expands Early Voting Programs

    04/13/2020 12:26:41 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    GP ^ | Cristina Laila
    KKK-Blackface Governor Ralph Northam (D) on Monday signed sweeping legislation repealing voter ID laws and expanded early voting programs. “Voting is a fundamental right, and these new laws strengthen our democracy by making it easier to cast a ballot, not harder,” said Governor Northam in a statement. “No matter who you are or where you live in Virginia, your voice deserves to be heard. I’m proud to sign these bills into law.” Northam signed legislation allowing early voting 45 days prior to an election without even stating an excuse. Voters used to have to provide a reason for absentee voting from an approved...
  • Gov. Northam signs Virginia Values Act, providing anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people

    04/11/2020 2:19:38 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 40 replies
    https://www.wric.com ^ | Updated: Apr 11, 2020 / 04:50 PM EDT | by: Tyler Thrasher
    RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Governor Ralph Northam put pen to paper in making Virginia the first state in the South to enact comprehensive protections for the LGBTQ community. Today, Governor Northam announced he has signed the Virginia Values Act, protecting the LGBTQ community against discrimination in housing, employment, public spaces, and credit applications. “This legislation sends a strong, clear message—Virginia is a place where all people are welcome to live, work, visit, and raise a family,” said Governor Northam. “We are building an inclusive Commonwealth where there is opportunity for everyone, and everyone is treated fairly. No longer will LGBTQ...
  • Dear Colleges, Please Let Grades Mean Something

    04/04/2020 9:12:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 4, 2020 | Paulina Enck
    Millions of college students will be closing out the semester from home, with online courses replacing in-person offerings. Due to the abrupt change, many schools are acknowledging the disruption, and associated changes in students’ circumstances, may lead to a decrease in academic performance unrelated to effort or intelligence, and are therefore instituting grading policies that provide appropriate understanding for the bizarre situation. Many universities, including Georgetown, Duke, University of Pennsylvania, have extended the deadline for taking a class pass/fail until either the last day of classes or even a week after report cards are released. However, many student groups are...
  • John Bolton accuses White House of 'censorship' over forthcoming memoir

    02/17/2020 5:56:48 PM PST · by kevcol · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 17, 2020 | Rob Crilly
    Speaking onstage to Peter Feaver, professor of political science at Duke, Bolton, by his own admission, “ducked” questions about his instructions from Trump. He said the administration’s prepublication review meant that he could not discuss details for fear of legal action. “I say things in the manuscript about what he said to me. I hope they become public someday,” he said. “He tweets, but I can’t talk about it. How fair is that?”
  • As Iowa and New Hampshire contests near and Dems debate on TV tonight, open warfare breaking out between Sanders and Warren

    01/14/2020 7:27:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/14/2020 | Thomas Lifson
    We may finally get a Democrat debate tonight that isn't deathly boring for a change.  Elizabeth Warren, facing declining poll numbers, is attacking Bernie Sanders with the claim that in a private meeting 13 months ago, he told her that a woman could not win the presidency.  M.J Lee of CNN broke the story yesterday: The stakes were high when Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren met at Warren's apartment in Washington, DC, one evening in December 2018. The longtime friends knew that they could soon be running against each other for president. The two agreed that if they ultimately faced each other as presidential candidates, they should...
  • Blue State Blues: Trump Is the Most ‘Progressive’ President Ever for Blacks, Gays, Jews

    02/22/2019 5:49:11 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Feb 20195 | Joel E. Pollack
    President Donald Trump has achieved more concrete progress for blacks, gays, and Jews than any other American president.That claim is sure to be disputed, if not mocked, by those for whom grievance and identity politics are a profession or a psychological crutch.Yet it remains true — and was thrown into sharp relief this week, as the Jussie Smollett case turned from one of the most horrific attacks in recent memory to the worst hate crime hoax in history.There are two reasons the media, Hollywood, and the Democratic political elite believed Smollett’s claims.First, he belongs to several victim categories: black, gay,...
  • Harris To Campaign For Va. Dem Behind Controversial Abortion Bill

    10/25/2019 5:04:17 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 5 replies
    freebeacon ^ | OCTOBER 24, 2019 | Graham Piro
    Presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) will campaign for the co-sponsor of Virginia's controversial abortion bill this weekend. The Harris campaign announced on Thursday that the senator will attend events in northern Virginia. Harris will be on hand to launch voter canvassing operations for state delegate Kathy Tran, who co-sponsored and presented a radical abortion bill that would have permitted unrestricted abortion through the third trimester of pregnancy. Harris's national press secretary Ian Sams tweeted the news and mentioned Tran's Twitter account alongside Dan Helmer's, who is running in Virginia's 40th district. Ian Sams @KamalaHarris to campaign for Virginia...
  • CNN’s Van Jones compares Jussie Smollett to Jackie Robinson: ‘This is the fall of an icon’

    02/21/2019 10:09:23 AM PST · by ETL · 123 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Feb 21, 2019 | Brian Flood | Fox News
    Moments after Chicago cops laid out their case against Smollett, the CNN pundit made the eyebrow-raising comparison during a conversation with anchor Kate Bolduan. “This is the fall of an icon and I don’t think people understand how important he has been in the black community. ‘Empire’ as a show, to have him as a beloved character, I think did a great deal to knock back homophobia in the black community,” Jones said. “The fact that he has been celebrated and you see homophobia in the black community through his eyes on the show, this is a Jackie Robinson against...
  • Feds cite Islam focus in review of Duke-UNC language grant

    09/20/2019 4:24:34 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 9 replies
    The Trump administration is threatening to cut funding for a Middle East studies program run by the University of North Carolina and Duke University, arguing that it's misusing a federal grant to advance "ideological priorities" and unfairly promote "the positive aspects of Islam" but not Christianity or Judaism.
  • Duke won’t recognize Young Life as a student organization because of its LGBTQ policy

    09/19/2019 6:27:05 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 21 replies
    News & Observer ^ | September 18, 2019 | Kate Murphy and Martha Quillin
    Duke University’s student government has declined to recognize a national Christian organization as an official student group because of its stance on LGBTQ issues. The student senate unanimously voted against Young Life last week, the Duke Chronicle reported. Young Life, with local chapters in Durham and Chapel Hill, aims to introduce teens to Christianity and help them grow in their faith. The group has a rule that bans LGBTQ individuals from leadership positions, according to the student newspaper. The Duke student senate said that violates the Student Organization Finance Committee’s rule that every Duke student group must include a nondiscrimination...
  • RACIST Al Sharpton's Racial, Homophobic Rants

    07/29/2019 5:08:20 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    BreitbartGeniusLives Youtube Channel ^ | Published on Mar 13, 2012
    Al Sharpton in reality is America's biggest racist
  • Charlottesville Mayor: Don't Worry, Jefferson Can Still Celebrate Birthday 'in Hell'

    07/20/2019 7:59:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 68 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/20/2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    Thomas Jefferson's birthday in mid-April is currently recognized as a city holiday in Charlottesville, VA. But if it was up to Mayor Nikuyah Walker, she'd change it to “Liberation and Freedom Day.” The alternative holiday, which she proposed at a city council meeting last month, would instead celebrate the emancipation of slaves in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Walker is one of several people advocating for the change because it's well known that Jefferson, the third president of the United States and drafter of the Constitution, was also a slave owner. Some citizens are up in arms over her suggestion, accusing...
  • You Sad, Blackface Man: Northam Tries To Shame VA

    07/12/2019 5:05:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    Who the hell does this guy think he is? Does he think that the Men in Black came in overnight and used their “neuralyzer” to wipe people’s memories? Bro, we remember that you admitted to doing blackface, we know you’re nickname was “Coonman” at the Virginia Military Institute, and we know your yearbook photo at Eastern Virginia Medical School has one person in blackface and another in full Ku Klux Klan regalia—all of these photos were personally submitted by you. No one forgot about this, you idiot. No one. And if you weren’t a Democrat, you would’ve been kicked to...
  • Could Democrats' support for federally mandated busing hurt their chances in 2020? (MSM nervous)

    07/01/2019 3:38:19 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07/01/2019 | Elizabeth Thomas
    After 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris attacked former Vice President Joe Biden during the first Democratic presidential debate for opposing busing in the 1970s, it sparked a larger conversation among candidates about whether the federal government should return to forced busing to integrate America's schools. “I support the busing,” Harris, D-Calif., said Sunday to reporters. “The schools of America are as segregated or more segregated today than when I was in elementary school. And we need to put every effort, including busing, into play to desegregate the schools.” Harris isn't the only 2020 presidential candidate to weigh in on...
  • The Northam Blackface Scandal Just Got Better: It Has Ensnared Kamala Harris [Virginia Governor]

    02/01/2019 4:05:22 PM PST · by an amused spectator · 53 replies
    Kammy's Twitter feed ^ | February 1, 2019 | Kamala Harris
    Here's a 2017 tweet from #HeelsUpHarris, the Senate slut who is #NotMyWhore:
  • Judge approves special prosecutor to investigate Jussie Smollett case

    06/21/2019 12:06:26 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 33 replies
    National review ^ | June 21, 2091 | Jack Crowe
    A Chicago judge appointed a special prosecutor on Friday to investigate Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s handling of the investigation into Jussie Smollett’s alleged hoax hate crime. Judge Michael Toomin said that Foxx’s unorthodox decision to drop all charges against Smollett absent an admission of guilt was within her authority, but suggested that her decision to hand the case over to her top deputy was improper. The special prosecutor may end up bringing charges against Smollett in connection with the staged hate crime, Toomin said. Former state appellate judge Sheila O’Brien petitioned for the appointment of a special prosecutor...