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  • Erosion at New York's Hart Island graveyard unearths human bones

    04/26/2018 3:53:51 AM PDT · by BBell · 2 replies ^ | 4/25/18 | GREG GULBRANSEN
    NEW YORK -- Hart Island, a massive burial ground near the Bronx borough of New York City, is eroding, unearthing human bones along the shoreline, CBS New York station WCBS-TV reports. Advocates said the city hasn't done anything – until now. "Skeletal remains are literally just coming out of the earth," Melinda Hunt of the Hart Island Project told WCBS. On Monday, 174 exposed bones were recovered from the Hart Island cemetery. It's a giant potter's field on an island where the East River meets the Long Island Sound. More than a million unclaimed New Yorkers with no family or...
  • Vanity - Comey book drops from #1 to #3 on Amazon within a week.

    04/26/2018 12:39:38 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 9 replies
    Looks like James Comey's fifteen minutes of fame have now disappeared and, openly morphed into fifty years of shame. His book has dropped in just about a week in release from #1 to #3 on Without listing the ABCs of the Comey "criminal" escapades, the chickens, it appears have come home to roost. I hear the birds (FBI Agents) are singing loud and clear, for all Americans to hear. Dropping dime on Comey, McCabe. Obama, Clinton, Holder Lynch Clapper, Brennan, etc. is now in full "vogue" fashion. I guess the old saying that "whatever goes around, comes around" still...
  • EPIC - Clinton China Service Previously Stolen by Bill and Hillary,

    04/25/2018 6:59:09 PM PDT · by Ouderkirk · 33 replies
    COnservative Treehouse. ^ | April 25, 2018 | Sundance
    Twitter handle IWillRedPillYou did a little digging on the more nuanced aspects from last night’s State Dinner, held by President Trump and Melania Trump to honor French President Macron and Brigitte Macron, and discovered a hilarious detail: Get this: The China (dinette set) Trump Ordered Used Tuesday Night for the Macron Dinner? Same China Bill and Hillary Clinton STOLE from the White House and Were Forced to Return (Dead Serious – Trump = Master Troll)
  • Dozens of Roman graves found under York hotel swimming pool

    04/25/2018 5:59:12 PM PDT · by BBell · 19 replies ^ | 4/24/18 | Dan Bea
    MORE than 70 Roman skeletons were discovered on the site of a former hotel in York. The grade two listed building, formerly the Newington Hotel in Mount Vale Drive, overlooks Knavesmire and has been stripped back by developers to create seven new family houses. During the renovation of the Georgian building, developers were surprised to find human remains, and the York Archaeological Trust were called in to assist with the recovery. Developer John Reeves said the development had retained most of its original Georgian features, but the scheme had also involved some "interesting" elements. He said: "The refurb has not...
  • Caretaker Wally Scott Smith says goodbye to Martin Place Cenotaph after 78 years (war memorial)

    04/25/2018 5:10:55 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 8 replies
    Nine Netwok (Australia) ^ | 25th April 2018
    When Wally Scott Smith was rejected from the army due to medical reasons, he served his country as the caretaker of the Martin Place Cenotaph in Sydney. Now, an astonishing 78 years later, the chief cenotaph attendant is retiring at the age of 96. This morning, there was a standing ovation at the city’s dawn service as the Last Post signalled his final day on the job. Wally enlisted for the war effort in 1937 to follow his father’s footsteps into the army. But a week later he found he had cancer and eventually had 12 inches of his bowel...
  • A-10 returns as a single-ship demonstration (2018 Airshows!)

    04/25/2018 10:46:09 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 22 replies
    Air Combat Command ^ | Jan 19, 2018 | Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier, 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
    DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- While all members of Davis-Monthan AFB have maintained our mission of sustaining attack airpower, a select group of Airmen have been preparing for an additional mission; demonstrating the capabilities of the A-10C Thunderbolt II. The A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team will perform demos for the first time in seven years for the 2018 air show season. The A-10 will be one of three single-ship aerial demonstration teams in Air Combat Command. “It’s humbling to be selected as the team to bring back the A-10 demo,” said Master Sgt. Derek Allen, A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration...
  • Golden casket containing heart of French queen consort Anne of Brittany rescued from thieves

    04/25/2018 10:08:05 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 5 replies ^ | April 25, 2018
    A priceless 16th-century casket containing the embalmed heart of a French queen consort has been found after it was snatched by thieves earlier this month. The theft of the 500g solid golden box containing Anne of Brittany's heart had fuelled fears the relic would be melted just for its weight in gold. The casket was taken along with other relics after robbers reportedly broke in through a window of the Thomas-Dobree museum in the western French city of Nantes. French police arrested two men who then led them to the buried haul on Saturday. Anne of Brittany was born in...
  • Vanity - Utah voters...No Mitt Romney for Senate...ever!!!

    04/25/2018 7:14:59 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 15 replies
    The Utah Republican Party state caucus wisely rejected Mitt Romney as their standard bearer for the now open U.S. Senate seat, for many good reasons. Paramount among those reasons is that Romney is naught but, a "Never Trumper" RINO, Establishment elitist. Last night in the Arizona, 8th Congressional District House seat special election, Trump supporter, Debbie Lesko defeated the Democrat candidate with a victory margin of six percent. Had she taken the anti-Trump, stance that Romney takes, owns and espouses, she would have lost that seat to the Democrat. She backed Trump, and she backed building the border wall, and...
  • Giant, Intact Egg of the Extinct Elephant Bird Found in Buffalo Museum

    04/25/2018 6:36:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies ^ | 04/24/2018 | By Brigit Katz
    Fewer than 40 such eggs are held in public collections today (The Buffalo Museum of Science, BSNS Q 257) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ hen humans first arrived on the island of Madagascar around 1500 years ago, they encountered an array of remarkable species that have since gone extinct: gorilla-sized lemurs, giant tortoises, tiny hippos and a huge, long-necked, flightless bird that lumbered through Madagascar’s forests and laid the largest eggs of any known vertebrate, including dinosaurs. The eggs of the Aepyornis, also known as the elephant bird, were a highly valuable food source for Madagascar’s human settlers. With a volume roughly equal to...
  • Galloping back in time with the Pony Express

    04/25/2018 6:34:01 AM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies
    BENSON — A group of men on horseback rode into the Benson Post Office late Saturday morning delivering saddlebags of mail. Nineteen riders, members of the Navajo County White Mountain Sheriff’s Posse Search and Rescue team, rode 235 miles from the Lakeside, Arizona, post office to Benson. The 48th annual White Mountain Pony Express Mail Ride started Wednesday morning after the horsemen were officially sworn in by a postmaster at Lakeside, with the group arriving in Benson around 11 a.m. Saturday. The commemorative ride is organized to recreate a glamorized era of Western history that lasted a mere 18 months...
  • Vanity - Debbie Lesko (R) easily defeats, Hiral Tipirneni (D) in the AZ8thCD election

    04/24/2018 8:17:09 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 133 replies
    Pubbies easily win House Special Electionover Democrat in Arizona 8th CD!!!

    04/24/2018 4:01:22 PM PDT · by BBell · 109 replies ^ | 4/17/18 | Mike Jones
    These stunning images reveal the remains of a century old sunken ship that has been preserved beneath freezing Lake Superior. The ship looks almost exactly the same as the day it sunk beneath waves in 1911.At 60 metres long and built in Leith, Scotland in 1897, ‘The Gunilda’ sunk after it struck some rocks and could not be saved. Now, these stunning images have been captured 107 years after the sinking when a small group of divers revisited the vessel. Becky Kagan Schott and her team dove an incredible 270 feet deep to reach the Gunilda and photograph her remains....
  • K-12: How Our Schools Make Monsters

    04/24/2018 3:08:54 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 17, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Lots of people who study K-12 education end up looking for a metaphor, a parallel, to explain the unnecessary stupidity of our public schools. Don't bother. Ayn Rand has run ahead and done the job. In 1970, Rand published a long [17k words] essay titled "The Comprachicos" (which roughly translates to the child-buyers). It lovingly examines a bit of history mentioned in a Victor Hugo novel. He wrote about vicious exploiters who mutilate and transform children into all sorts of freaks, dwarfs, gymnasts, and novelties. The techniques are analogous to those used by bonsai masters. You cut, twist, break, deprive...
  • God Bless the USA - Lee Greenwood - 20 Sep 2001 - Fox - WITH Chyron

    04/24/2018 1:20:35 PM PDT · by mairdie · 26 replies
    When I noticed someone downarrowed this patriotic video that Fox put up 9 days after 9/11, I was rather horrified. Played it and it still feels wonderful and uplifting to me. Hope it still gets to you, too. The Fox chyron is running underneath, reminding us what was happening that day. I just created a new Playlist for videos like this: Patriotic/Political Musical Tributes
  • Harper’s Weekly – April 24, 1858

    04/24/2018 5:02:51 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 2 replies
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  • Out of Africa: 90,000-Year-Old Human Finger Points to Much Earlier Migration

    04/23/2018 1:03:57 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 102 replies
    Researchers have directly dated the earliest-ever fossil from an anatomically modern human found outside of Africa and the Levant. This 90,000-year-old fossilized finger rewrites traditional theories of early migration, beating expectations by some 25,000 years. Homo sapiens, the team thinks, were exploring what was once the wet grassland of Saudi Arabia far earlier than previously thought. Humans may not have left Africa in one big wave, but in a series of trickles... Extensive testing at institutions around the world revealed not only was this the finger bone of a modern human, but it was also the oldest directly dated Homo...
  • Archaeologists find bust of Roman emperor in Egypt [Marcus Aurelius]

    04/23/2018 12:41:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | April 22, 2018 | Associated Press
    This undated photo released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, shows the head of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius that was found in the Temple of Kom Ombo, in Aswan, 585 miles (940 kilometers) south of Cairo, Egypt. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP)
  • Space mining set to produce world’s first TRILLIONAIRE in galactic gold rush

    04/23/2018 10:12:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 99 replies ^ | Published 22nd April 2018 | By Rachel O'Donoghue
    A galactic gold rush has been predicted for some time, with experts saying teams will race against each other to collect precious metals from space rocks. Earlier this year, physicist Michio Kaku described asteroids as “flying gold mine[s] in outer space” that could replenish any metal shortage on Earth. Examples of valuable asteroids include one rock measuring 3,000ft across that contains $5.4 trillion worth of platinum. And now it is predicted the first trillionaire will make their fortune in outer space. PRICELESS: One asteroid contains $5.4trillion worth of platinum __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: “The first trillionaire there will...
  • 10 Amazing Facial Reconstructions Of Ancient Skulls

    04/23/2018 10:06:59 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    Listverse ^ | August 18, 2016 | Jana Louise Smit
    Ancient bones can return a wealth of information to the modern researcher. But they can’t ever truly reveal the dead’s lost humanity. Only when the hollow sockets become the thoughtful eyes of a girl or healed fractures give a knight a handsome scar does time vanish as skeletons turn back into real human beings...#5 The French MummyLouis XVI was beheaded in 1793, and King Henry IV of France had his long-dead head removed, as revolutionaries desecrated as many royal tombs as they could find. Rediscovered in a private collection, the skull's face was digitally returned, and to the excitement of...
  • It's a boy: Kate, wife of UK's prince William, gives birth

    04/23/2018 5:37:31 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 59 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/23/2018 | multiple
    LONDON, April 23 (Reuters) - Kate, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to a boy on Monday at a hospital in London, the third child for the British royal couple. Kensington Palace said the baby was born at 1001 GMT and weighs 8 lbs 7oz. William was present for the birth at St Mary's Hospital in west London where their other two children, George and Charlotte, were also born, it added. "The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with...