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  • Ancient rhinos roamed the Yukon

    11/02/2019 11:13:13 AM PDT · by Openurmind · 19 replies
    Science Daily ^ | Oct 31, 2019 | University of Colorado
    In 1973, a teacher named Joan Hodgins took her students on a hike near Whitehorse in Canada's Yukon Territory. In the process, she made history for this chilly region. While exploring the tailings left behind by a now-defunct copper mine, Hodgins and her students stumbled across a few fragments of fossils -- bits and pieces of what seemed to be teeth alongside pieces of bone. The ancient fragments of teeth were so small and in such bad shape that "most paleontologists may not have picked them up," said Jaelyn Eberle, a curator of fossil vertebrates at the University of Colorado...
  • Thank you Jeff Flack, you IDIOT!

    11/29/2018 3:37:36 PM PST · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 10 replies
    Fox Snooze | self
    A lot of times I leave TV on just to keep the pets from getting too lonely but if I am not careful my DVR will change to Fox News. Therefore, I get a little exposure even though I've sworn off TV news. I highly recommend it. But just catching bits and pieces, let's hope the Senate will be a bit more pro-Trump in the new session. This media hounds should be charged with treason IMHO. And OK, we lost the House. Thanks, RHINO's! 45 PUBBIES suffering from PTSD, that is post-traumatic PRESS syndrome, choose NOT to run fearing the...
  • Prehistoric art hints at lost Indian civilisation

    10/01/2018 4:59:19 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | Monday, October 1, 2018 | unattributed
    The rock carvings -- known as petroglyphs -- have been discovered in their thousands atop hillocks in the Konkan region of western Maharashtra. Mostly discovered in the Ratnagiri and Rajapur areas, a majority of the images etched on the rocky, flat hilltops remained unnoticed for thousands of years... animals, birds, human figures and geometrical designs are all depicted. The way the petroglyphs have been drawn, and their similarity to those found in other parts of the world, have led experts to believe that they were created in prehistoric times and are possibly among the oldest ever discovered. "Our first deduction...
  • Poachers strike at EUROPEAN zoo: Rhinoceros is shot dead in France by killers who hack off [tr]

    03/07/2017 7:47:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 7, 2017 | Peter Allen
    Poachers have broken into a zoo near Paris and shot a rhinoceros dead before stealing his hugely valuable horn, police revealed today. In the first case of its kind ever in Europe, the four-year-old was found dead in Thoiry, west of the French capital. The raid happened late on Monday night, and it was not until 9am today that zoo keepers made the horrifying discovery.
  • The Circle Is Unbroken

    12/18/2015 6:25:10 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-18-2015 | MOTUS
    Well I see I had my days mixed up; the Wons aren’t blowing out of town till today. I guess Barry wanted to hang around to celebrate his complete co-opting of the Republican party. co-option: 1. The process by which a group subsumes or assimilates a smaller or weaker group with related interests; or, similarly, the process by which one group gains converts from another group by attempting to replicate the aspects that they find appealing without adopting the full program or ideal. 2.The capacity of intracellular parasites to use host-cell proteins to complete their vital cycle. Viruses use this...
  • I want my country back

    09/18/2015 5:17:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/18/15 | John Porter
    It would be so refreshing to hear President Barack Obama tell the truth, both about the way things really are and what that means to us. But rest assured, this will never happen. For Obama practices only deception, by telling us what he wants us to think and what he wants us to think it means. This man, I believe, considers the American people to be stupid; unable to think unless he directs the thinking process for us. It is intentional deceit on his part. Those who are familiar with Islamic Sharia Law understand the very significant role that the...
  • Texas hunter shoots endangered Namibian rhino for $350,000

    05/24/2015 7:17:35 AM PDT · by boycott · 98 replies ^ | 5-20-15
    Windhoek (AFP) - A US hunter who paid $350,000 to kill a black rhinoceros in Namibia successfully shot the animal on Monday, saying that his actions would help protect the critically-endangered species. Corey Knowlton, from Texas, downed the rhino with a high-powered rifle after a three-day hunt through the bush with government officials on hand to ensure he killed the correct animal. Knowlton, 36, won the right to shoot the rhino at an auction in Dallas in early 2014 -- attracting fierce criticism from many conservationists and even some death threats. He took a CNN camera crew on the hunt...
  • "Race Card". Political scientist about the riots in Ferguson

    11/29/2014 4:50:38 AM PST · by wetphoenix · 18 replies
    AiF ^ | 18:46 11/27/2014 | Natalia Kozhina
    Political analyst Dmitry Drobnitsky told what fate awaits city Ferguson after the riots and who is trying to benefit on the death of Michael Brown. November 24th jury indemnify police Darren Wilson, who in August has shot 18-year-old African-American Michael Brown. Acquittal sparked massive protests and riots. The family of the deceased, as well as thousands of protesters, convinced that the slaying was racially motivated entirely and wasn't investigated properly. Is it possible to re-examine the case which is already closed, asked political analyst Dmitry Drobnitsky. Natalia Kozhina, Dmitry, in your opinion, what are the real sources of...
  • Got an Email from the Republican Party chastising me for not giving.

    10/16/2014 5:32:18 PM PDT · by DH · 57 replies
    Email | 10/16/2014 | Unknown
    From:'' David, I'm really disappointed — and worried. I've been counting on your support to end Harry Reid's disastrous control of the U.S. Senate on November 4th. Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Ben Carson, Mike Lee, and John McCain have all taken the time to contact you and ask for your support — but unless my information is wrong we haven't heard from you. We've got less than 20 days until Election Day — I'm not sure what else to do. Are you sure you really want to see Barack Obama's Harry Reid-ruled rubberstamp majority in the Senate continue for two...
  • Matthew Dowd Rejects Obamacare as Reason for Jolly Election Victory

    03/16/2014 6:31:22 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 16, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    "It is becoming clear to me -- not that it needs to be any more clear -- that the Republican establishment does not want to run against Obamacare." And as if to prove that Rush is right, Republican consultant Matthew Dowd on This Week With George Stephanopoulos rejected Obamacare as the reason for the victory of David Jolly over Alex Sink in last week's special congressional election in Florida. On Friday, Rush Limbaugh spoke extensively on his broadcast about how establishment Republicans want to downplay Obamacare as an issue in both the recent election as well in the congressional elections...
  • Record number of rhinos killed in South Africa in 2013

    09/23/2013 11:20:11 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 23 September 2013 | Adam Vaughan
    Total of 688 rhino deaths passes last year's record, with three months of the year still to goNearly 700 rhinos have been killed in South Africa in 2013, making it the bloodiest year yet for rhino poaching. Last year, a record 668 rhinos were poached for their horns, but that figure has already been eclipsed with the deaths of 688 rhinos with three months left of the year, figures from the South African government show. There are around 18,000 white and 4,000 black rhinos in the country. The dramatic growth in rhino poaching in South Africa, up from just 13...
  • University Team Helps Capture African Rhino Poachers

    06/22/2013 11:23:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Diamondback Online ^ | Thursday, June 20, 2013 | Katelyn Newman
    The University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies’ Terrapin One drone is meant to let South African poachers know what “fear the turtle” is all about. On May 26, during the drone’s first night flight, it aided in capturing a group of poachers spotted threatening a mother rhinoceros and her calf. The project — which programs the movements of the drone, loaned to the team by Denver-based manufacturer Falcon UAV — is the creation of Tom Snitch, a member of the Board of Visitors of UMIACS, and institute scientists. Based on the data they gathered during test flights in...
  • 4 rhinoceros heads stolen from museum warehouse

    04/20/2013 4:32:44 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 7 replies
    upi ^ | April 20, 2013
    DUBLIN, Ireland, - An Irish National Museum official says four rhinoceros heads stolen from a museum warehouse are probably headed to the Chinese medicine trade. Nigel Monaghan, a museum keeper, told the Irish Independent the heads were put in storage last year because of a rash of thefts from museums elsewhere in Europe. The Collections Resource Center in Swords, a Dublin suburb, was robbed Wednesday night by three masked men who overpowered and tied up a security guard. "We took a decision a couple of years ago, largely on garda [police] advice and also from monitoring the traffic internationally, following...
  • Rep Bridenstein's and Rep. Heulskamp's Letter to Boehner & Cantor Regarding Continuing Resolution

    03/05/2013 9:53:29 PM PST · by Freedom56v2 · 25 replies
    Congressman Bridenstein's Webpage ~ Letter to Boehner and Cantor ^ | 03/01/13 | Rep. Jim Bridenstein-R OK & Tim Heulskamp-R KS
    Dear Speaker Boehner and Leader Cantor: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) remains broadly unpopular across America. More and more Americans are now feeling its impact–from job losses and part-time downgrades, to insurance policy changes and violations of religious liberties, to state budget strains from Medicaid expansions. And Americans didn’t like these impacts. Most Americans still believe that healthcare should be controlled by patients and doctors, not by the government. Therefore, we should re-start efforts to repeal ObamaCare in its entirety this year, next year, and until we are successful. However, in the meantime, there is more we...
  • Prehistoric rhino reveals secrets

    12/08/2012 2:19:44 PM PST · by Renfield · 34 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12-6-2012 | Matt Walker
    The preserved body of a woolly rhinoceros has revealed new insights into how this now extinct giant animal once lived. The woolly rhino was once one of the most abundant large mammals living in Eurasia, but only a handful of preserved carcasses have been found. Now an analysis of a female woolly rhino found preserved in Siberia reveals that the animal was a herbivore that grazed mainly on cereals, and was similar in size to today's Javan rhino. However, it was slow to reproduce, had a short stubby tail and ears, and was likely driven to extinction in part due...
  • Republican Mayor's pro-same-sex-marriage ad to air during GOP convention

    08/25/2012 4:00:15 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 33 replies
    CNN Political Ticker Blog ^ | Aug 25 2012 | Dana Davidsen
    (CNN) – The Republican mayor of San Diego has announced plans to air an ad advocating for same-sex marriage rights during next week's Republican National Convention in Tampa. The spot, titled "Family and Freedom," comes after the Republican Party developed its official plank on gay marriage, which pushes for a federal constitutional amendment banning same-sex couples from marriage. The platform is expected to be officially confirmed at the convention next week. The Human Rights Campaign and Freedom to Marry said they will run the spot from Monday through Thursday next week in a $30,000 television ad buy in the Tampa...
  • Bureaucratic Bungling Finished Rhino Species

    06/15/2012 10:52:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, June 14, 2012
    New book details last efforts to save the animal By Reuters Published Thursday, June 14, 2012 There was a narrow window of opportunity to save Africa's northern white rhinos from extinction but bureaucratic ineptitude slammed it shut and the species has now almost certainly vanished from the wild. The last-ditch effort to save the animal in its final Congolese refuge is detailed in a new book, "The Last Rhinos," by South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony, who died of a heart attack in early March just weeks before it was published. Anthony, who famously rescued the animals of the Baghdad zoo...
  • Africa's Western Black Rhino Declared Extinct

    11/10/2011 5:08:13 PM PST · by americanophile · 18 replies
    VOA ^ | 11/10/11 | Lisa Schlein
    The International Union for the Conservation of Nature is officially declaring the western black rhino of Africa extinct. In its latest assessment of the situation, the IUCN says two other sub-species of rhinoceros also are close to extinction. Despite the action of conservation programs, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature warns many sub-species of rhinos may soon be a thing of the past. The deputy director of IUCN’s Global Species program, Jean-Christophe Vie, tells VOA poaching is the main threat to the survival of the rhinoceros. “People just shooting them to take their horn. So, that is it,"...
  • SAfrica rangers kill more poachers this year

    02/11/2011 12:01:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/11/11 | Donna Bryson - ap
    JOHANNESBURG – Park rangers in South Africa are cracking down, hard and with lethal force, on rhinoceros poaching. Nine alleged poachers have already been killed this year by rangers, twice as many as in all of 2010. The sharp increase in the number of poacher deaths has gone hand-in-hand with an uptick in the number of killings by poachers of rhinos for their horns, which fetch top dollar in Asia where they're prized for their purported medicinal powers.
  • Disfigured But Alive: Zim Cuts Horns to Save Rhinos

    10/28/2010 3:52:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New Zimbabwe ^ | 10/28/2010
    THE roaring chainsaw sends fingernail-like shards flying into the baking Zimbabwean bush as it slices through the slumped black rhino's foot-long horn. The critically endangered female loses her spikes in just seconds, after being darted from a helicopter. A few minutes later, she leaps up and escapes -- disfigured but alive -- in a dramatic attempt to deter the poachers who have unleashed a bloodbath on southern Africa's rhinos. "De-horning reduces the reward for the poacher," said Raoul du Toit of the Lowveld Rhino Trust which operates in Zimbabwe's arid southeast. "Poaching is a balance between reward and risk. It...