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  • Inventive Orangutans Make Hook Tools to Retrieve Food

    11/12/2018 2:57:12 PM PST · by ETL · 1 replies ^ | News Staff / Source | Nov 12, 2018
    Orangutans are among the most intelligent primates. They have human-like long-term memory, routinely use a variety of sophisticated tools in the wild and construct elaborate sleeping nests each night from foliage and branches. ..." “The hook-bending task has become a benchmark paradigm to test tool innovation abilities in comparative psychology,” said co-author Dr. Alice Auersperg, a scientist at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna.“Considering the speed of their hook innovation, it seems that orangutans actively invented a solution to this problem rather than applying routined behaviors.”“In the study, we confronted Sumatran orangutans (Pongo abelii) with a vertical tube containing...
  • Barbara McCarthy: 'I love America - but its attitude to guns is terrifying' (hurl alert)

    11/12/2018 2:50:53 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 6 replies
    Irish Independent ^ | November 12th 2018 | Barbara McCarthy
    When I was in a liquor store not far from Thousand Oaks, California, a few months back, a guy came up to the counter with his shirt half over his head and what I perceived as a gun protruding underneath it. I'm slightly (insanely) paranoid, so I ran out with my daughter in her pram, leaving my purchases on the counter, and legged it across the street. My daughter was wondering why we didn't get her apple juice, and I was vexed I didn't have my Mexican beers after my ordeal. You can't but be jumpy. There are up to...
  • Men burnt alive by mob after false WhatsApp messages accuse them of child kidnap [Mexico]

    11/12/2018 2:49:07 PM PST · by Red Badger ^ | 11/12/2018 | ByChris kitching
    WARNING - DISTRESSING CONTENT: The men were dragged out of a jail cell and killed as hundreds cheered Two innocent men were dragged out of a jail cell and burned alive by a cheering mob as rumours of child abductors spread rapidly on WhatsApp. The message talked of a "plague of child kidnappers" and three children, aged four, eight and 14, had been found murdered. It claimed the criminals were involved in organ trafficking, as the children were found with their abdomens sliced open and their organs removed. But the two men - an uncle and his nephew - who...
  • Snipes Snapped

    11/12/2018 2:46:38 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 5 replies
    Quod Verum ^ | 12 Nov 2018 | Saul Montes-Bradley
    Brenda Snipes, idiocy and how to destroy the electoral system Many of us remember the absurdities of the 2000 election. Yes, the one the Democrats refused to accept. That one with pregnant chads, hanging chads, Seances with Ouija Boards to determine the "intentions" of voters and endless recounts. At the time, the Broward Co. Supervisor of Elections was a nice old lady, Jane Carroll, who had led the office for 32 years and who, as she resigned as the umpteenth recount was about to begin, became the last Republican to head that office (and the only Republican member of the...
  • 1,282 out of 1,762 New Votes That Magically Appeared This Weekend in Georgia Went to Stacey Abrams

    11/12/2018 2:41:33 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    GP ^ | 11/12/18 | Jim Hoft
    The Georgia Democrat Party announced on SATURDAY that a handful of Georgia counties have suddenly discovered THOUSANDS of new votes that need to be counted. The Georgia Democrats say the new stash included absentee, early and election day votes. Democrats in Georgia mysteriously discovered 5,569 votes of which 4,804 were for Stacey Adams. They are going to steal the Georgia election too. On Monday the Georgia Democrat Party announced that another 1,282 out of 1,762 votes went to Stacey Abrams on Monday. Shocker: 1,282 out of 1,762 New Votes That Magically Appeared This Weekend in Georgia Went to Stacey Abrams...
  • Michelle Obama: Melania Trump never reached out to me for advice

    11/12/2018 2:40:45 PM PST · by kevcol · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 12, 2018 | Caitlin Yilek
    Michelle Obama said first lady Melania Trump has never reached out to her for advice, even after Obama extended an invitation as her predecessor Laura Bush did. . . "Mrs. Trump is a strong and independent woman who has been navigating her role as First Lady in her own way. When she needs advice on any issue, she seeks it from her professional team within the White House," Trump's communications director Stephanie Grisham told the Washington Examiner.
  • Michelle Obama says Melania Trump has never reached out to her for advice

    11/12/2018 2:31:51 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies
    Michelle Obama says Melania Trump has never reached out to her for advice By Emily Heil November 12 at 5:19 PM When it comes to being the first lady, Melania Trump has apparently decided against the phone-a-friend option. Michelle Obama said the current FLOTUS has not reached out to her for advice, thankyouverymuch. During an interview that aired Sunday with ABC’s Robin Roberts, pegged to Obama’s forthcoming memoir “Becoming,” Roberts noted that Laura Bush had told her successor that she was there for her if she needed. “If you need any help, I’m a phone call away,” Bush told Obama,...
  • Trump effect: Food stamp usage lowest in a decade after two years of POTUS economy

    11/12/2018 2:29:15 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 4 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 11/12/18 | USA Features
    Winning: The number of Americans on supplemental food assistance fell dramatically during POTUS Donald Trump’s first two years in office and is now at its lower level since 2009. According to Department of Agriculture which manages the food benefits, 38,845,997 Americans participated in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as of the end of July. That’s the lowest number since 38,184,306 people were on SNAP in 2009, Breitbart reported. Moreover, the total number of households on SNAP fell below 20 million to 19.5 million, the lowest since 2010.
  • This Election Nonsense is Actually Terrible for Human Rights

    11/12/2018 2:28:43 PM PST · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 1 replies
    What is really discouraging is that after two years of the Democrats holding their hands over their hearts say: "In addition to the one side." What is really discouraging is that after two years of the Democrats holding their hands over their hearts say: "In addition to the violation of the spirit of the United States, what really bothers us is HOW THIS LOOKS TO OTHER NATIONS"... This vote incompetence really DOES make it look bad, not just for the US but for Democracy itself. How hard is it picture some tin-hatted dictator saying: "Look, taking the peoples votes isn't...
  • [Vanity] Hillary Jennings Bryan!!!!!

    11/12/2018 2:28:26 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    Let her lose one more time just for the fun of it!! To paraphrase William Howard Taft in 1908, "You can vote for Hillary any time. Vote for Trump this year!!"
  • Rep. Jason Lewis blames House GOP defeat on John McCain

    11/12/2018 2:19:35 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/12/18 | Felicia Sonmez
    Rep. Jason Lewis (R-Minn.), who lost his seat in last week’s midterm elections, is coming under fire for a Wall Street Journal op-ed in which he blames Republicans’ defeat at the ballot box on the late senator John McCain (R-Ariz.). In the piece, titled “Who Lost the House? John McCain,” Lewis makes a novel argument: that McCain’s famous thumbs-down vote last year against a “skinny” repeal of the Affordable Care Act doomed Republicans by making it more difficult for them to counter Democratic claims that GOP lawmakers would do away with protections for those with preexisting conditions. The catch, of...
  • Lutheran Pastor Defends 'Ethically Sourced Porn,' Wants to Remove 'Shame' From Industry

    11/12/2018 2:18:29 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    The Christian ^ | 11/07/18 | Michael Gryboski
    Lutheran pastor and author Nadia Bolz-Weber has argued that there should be no shame in consuming pornography, especially if it is "ethically sourced." In a recent interview with the New Jersey-based LGBT publication Out In Jersey, Bolz-Weber discussed her upcoming new book on the issue of sexual ethics and the church. In discussing pornography, Bolz-Weber explained that while she recognizes that there are "issues of justice and exploitation within the porn industry," she still does not believe that the "consumption of pornography should be shamed." "There is ethically sourced porn. There are people who say it's sexual immorality, but if...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EST,November 12-16,2018,WOR AM

    11/12/2018 2:17:12 PM PST · by Biggirl
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | November 12, 2018 | Sean Hannity
    Good Afternoon And WELCOME!
  • Broward Judge Denies Rick Scott’s Latest Demand, But Agrees Armed Deputies Are Needed at Election HQ

    11/12/2018 2:09:00 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Law and Crime ^ | 2:42 pm, November 12th, 2018 | Matt Naham
    A Broward Circuit Court judge has denied Florida governor and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rick Scott‘s injunction request, which asked for the judge to “impound and secure” voting machines and ballots at the Broward Election office as the winds of recount controversy swirl. The Senate race between Scott and Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson was too close to call. Scott had argued that machines should be impounded when they are not being used for recounts. Judge Jack Tuter notably shut down that request because he hasn’t seen evidence that would require him to grant it. “I don’t think I have...
  • Here's what happens if Palm Beach County can't count its votes by Thursday

    11/12/2018 2:06:51 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 12, 2018 04:39 PM | Melissa Quinn
    A Florida election chief's warning that it will be "impossible" for Palm Beach County, Fla., to complete its recounts of three races is raising questions of what happens if the upcoming deadline to complete the new round of tallies is missed. All of Florida's 67 counties are re-counting their votes in the races for Senate, governor, and agriculture commissioner, and must report new totals by 3 p.m. Thursday. Palm Beach County, however, has said it won't be able to finish by then. “I will tell you that the secretary and the legislature and the governor have been extremely aware that...
  • satire:Hillary Clinton: 'The Only Crime I Ever Committed Was Stealing The Hearts Of The American Peo

    11/12/2018 2:05:14 PM PST · by OddLane · 30 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 11/12/18 | Babylon Bee
    In an interview over the weekend, Hillary Clinton continued to deny any wrongdoing in the various controversies she was involved with during her time as Secretary of State and the 2016 Democratic candidate, claiming her only crime was "stealing the hearts of the American people." The interviewer asked Clinton if she was guilty of any of the myriad accusations against her when she admitted to being "100% guilty" of being America's sweetheart. "If being an extremely likable person beloved by every true American is a crime, then lock me up!" she said, laughing. "I'm guilty on all counts! Put me...
  • Broward County Elections Officials Block View as Ballots are Bundled and Bagged in Davie, Fl...

    11/12/2018 2:04:24 PM PST · by Red Badger · 9 replies ^ | 11/12/2018 | by Jim Hoft
    ANOTHER SHOCKING VIDEO FROM BROWARD COUNTYÂ… A concerned citizen filmed Broward County Elections officials bundling and bagging votes at a Davie, Florida voting center. ** Several women are seen on the floor bundling the ballots and stuffing them into blue canvas zip bags. ** But once the women notice they are being filmed another elections official moves carts and makes a wall so the concerned citizen could not film what was going on. <This is a STUNNING VIDEO! So what are they hiding? New Video: Why did the #Broward Elections Department BLOCK VIEW of ballots being bundled inside the Davie,...
  • Yes, Florida Elections Have Had Their Moments, Like 200,000 Non-Citizens Possibly Voting In 2012

    11/12/2018 1:49:23 PM PST · by little jeremiah · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | Posted: Nov 12 | Matt Vespa
    The ballot counting in Florida elections is a shambles. The gubernatorial race is a shambles. The agricultural commissioner’s race is a shambles. And the Senate race is a shambles. We’re all heading for recounts in these races—and the two counties that keep chipping away at GOP vote totals, Broward and Palm Beach, are the most liberal in the state. They’ve violated state law by not posting regular updates on ballots left outstanding. A judge recently ruled that the counties violated public records laws—and the whole ballot counting process has been done in secret. So, yes, it’s right that Gov. Rick...
  • Professor sues university for being ‘punished’ after calling female transgender student ‘sir’

    11/12/2018 1:43:49 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/18 | Owen Daugherty
    A professor at a small public university in Ohio is suing officials at the school after he received a written rebuke for not addressing a transgender student using the preferred gender pronouns. Nicholas Meriwether, a philosophy professor at Shawnee State University, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court this month against university officials. The lawsuit asserts that university officials violated his constitutional rights by compelling him to speak in a way that contradicts his religious beliefs, according to NBC News. Meriwether is an evangelical Christian, and as such, felt that speaking to a transgender student in their preferred pronoun would...
  • What the Arizona Senate Race Tells Us About Our Culture

    11/12/2018 1:34:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush ^ | November 12, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: All right. It’s Politico which is saying that Kyrsten Sinema has beaten Martha McSally in Arizona, and the vote margin is 31,000, interestingly, which is the same margin that DeSantis is up over Gillum here, 31,000. That’s after, you know, some late arriving ballots and so forth. You know the governor of Arizona, Doug Ducey, won his race by 300,000 votes. They’re both Republican. So how do you explain Ducey getting 300,000 more votes or 270 thousand more votes than McSally or somewhere in there? Maybe 310,000, whatever it is. How do you explain this? And the vote totals...