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  • ‘Checking privilege in the animal kingdom’: Biologists investigate animal ‘inequality’

    06/21/2022 12:28:00 PM PDT · by ChipMarne · 79 replies
    The College Fix ^ | June 21, 2022 | Daniel Nuccio
    ANALYSIS: Increasingly, scholars and the media link so-called animal privilege with economic and sociological terms such as inequality and intergenerational wealth “Squirrel privilege is real.” “Checking Privilege in the Animal Kingdom.” “Even Hermit Crabs Have Wealth Inequality.” These headlines hail from Salon and The New York Times, respectively, and represent a growing trend among scholars and the media to tackle animal “inequality” — and also argue humans can learn important lessons about income inequality and privilege from such studies. “Inequality is a threat to our social fabric, but it’s not just a human problem,” argued the World Economic Forum in...
  • Obama 'Regulatory Czar' has Secret Animal-Rights Agenda, Says Consumer Group

    01/15/2009 5:47:16 AM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies · 1,735+ views
    PR Web ^ | 1/15/2009
    Washington, D.C. (Vocus/PRWEB ) January 15, 2009 -- The nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom said today that Cass Sunstein, the Harvard University Law School professor tapped by President-elect Obama to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, has a secret aim to push a radical animal-rights agenda in the White House. Sunstein supports outlawing sport hunting, giving animals the legal right to file lawsuits, and using government regulations to phase out meat consumption. In a 2007 speech at Harvard University, Sunstein argued in favor of entirely "eliminating current practices such as … meat eating." He also proposed: "We ought...
  • BIDEN’S AMERICA: Man Attacked, Assaulted and Car Stolen While Getting Gas in Philadelphia in Broad Daylight (VIDEO)

    06/18/2022 6:46:37 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 44 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 18, 2022 | Jim Hoft
    James Woods shared a video of a man getting gas while three men suddenly attack him and beat him and then steal his car. This occurred while he was getting gas during the day.
  • New video shows Texas school shooter Salvador Ramos holding bag of dead cats

    05/30/2022 7:51:50 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 46 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 30, 2022 | Jack Morphet, MaryAnn Martinez and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    Disturbing new video obtained by The Post shows demented Robb Elementary School shooter Salvador Ramos grinning as he holds up a bag of blood-soaked dead cats. The deranged 18-year-old gunman is seen smiling in the undated footage while sitting in the passenger seat of a pal’s car — holding up a clear plastic bag with at least two bloodied cats visible inside. [cut] The sicko was previously rumored to have had a fascination with dead cats and had threatened to kidnap, kill and rape girls who shunned him online. “The shooter was known for hurting cats,” said David Trevino Jr.,...
  • Luke Guzelis: The worst, most dangerous, most destructive invasive species? Meow

    05/18/2022 11:47:50 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 102 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | May 17, 2022 | Luke Guzelis
    Many news stories stress that our ecosystems are under assault by Burmese pythons and Asian carp. This leads people to conclude that it is the less charismatic fauna such as reptiles and fish that are the most threatening of invasive species. Proposed amendments to the Lacey Act that the U.S. House passed Feb. 4 seem to perpetuate this narrative, with a proposed ban on all exotic animal species moving across state lines. (The 122-year-old Lacey Act bans trafficking in illegally taken fish, wildlife, and plants.) But one animal that the International Union for Conservation of Nature considers among the world’s...
  • New Analysis Shows Chephalopod Genomes Are Even Weirder Than You'd Expect

    05/06/2022 10:08:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    https://www.sciencealert.com ^ | MAY 06, 2022 | TESSA KOUMOUNDOUROS
    width =65% The California two-spot octopus displaying its blue eyespot. (Judit Pungor/UC Berkeley) Squishy cephalopods never cease to amaze with their clever features, including brained arms, color-shifting camouflage, escape artistry, and puzzle-solving skills. New analyses of squid, octopus, and cuttlefish (coleoid) genetics reveal their genomes are just as deliciously weird as the animals themselves. The cephalopod genome "is incredibly churned up," says developmental biologist Caroline Albertin, who led one of two new studies identifying strange twists in these cephalopods' genetic histories. In a massive effort, Albertin and colleagues sequenced three soft-bodied cephalopod genomes: the California two-spot octopus (Octopus bimaculoides) –...
  • USPS stops deliveries to California neighborhood after repeated attacks on mail carriers: Report

    04/11/2022 6:03:42 AM PDT · by vespa300 · 90 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 4/11/2022 | Danielle Wallace
    The United States Postal Service has suspended services in one neighborhood in Santa Monica, California because of repeated attacks on mail carriers since January, according to a report.
  • Pizza Shop Owner Louis Suljovic Stabbed After Trying to Help Asian Woman Being Attacked: "I Would Still Do it Tomorrow"

    03/29/2022 3:37:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    CBS New York ^ | MARCH 29, 2022 | Kevin Rincon
    A father and his son are being called heroes after stopping a woman from being robbed outside of their pizzeria in Queens. They were stabbed, and are now recovering at the hospital. CBS2's Kevin Rincon heard from Louie Suljovic, the owner of the pizza shop. Suljovic told Rincon he was working inside on Saturday when he heard a woman crying out for help. That's when he stepped in to help without hesitation, along with his father. "I would still do it tomorrow, even in the state I am in now," he said. "Enough is enough. People have to start taking...
  • Survivor describes deadly MS-13 ambush after LI woman allegedly lured teens

    03/22/2022 4:39:10 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | 03/21/2022 | Kevin Sheehan, Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    The sole survivor of a deadly Long Island massacre by the notorious MS-13 gang described in court Monday how he ran for his life as one of the machete-wielding thugs shouted, “Hack him!” Elmer Alexander Arteaga Ruiz, 22, delivered his chilling testimony as he came face to face with Leniz Escobar — the steely-eyed defendant dubbed the “Little Devil” ---SNIP--- “They were just high-school kids,” she said. “They were trying to look tough and get attention. The members of MS-13 saw these pictures on social media and saw these pictures as a deep sign of disrespect, enough to justify death.
  • Florida middle schoolers arrested for beating white students in racially-motivated attack: Police say the charges have been upgraded due to the racial nature of the crime

    03/11/2022 5:43:06 AM PST · by Red Badger · 49 replies
    https://www.foxnews.com ^ | Published March 10, 2022 9:54pm EST | By Andrew Mark Miller
    A group of Florida middle school students found themselves under arrest after allegedly beating up a group of white students based solely on their skin color. Authorities in Broward County, Florida confirmed to Fox News they arrested and charged five students of Lyons Creek Middle School for allegedly attacking four other students in a racially-inspired attack near the school. The alleged crime took place at the Coconut Creek Recreation Center on the 4400 block of Sol Press Blvd in Coconut Creek, Florida. Coconut Creek Police arrest reports state that the students who were attacked were white and the students who...
  • Illegal Alien MS-13 Gang Members, Freed into U.S., Stabbed Boy to Death

    02/18/2022 1:18:49 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    breitbart ^ | 17 Feb 2022 | JOHN BINDER
    Four MS-13 Gang members have been sentenced for the murder of a teenage boy in Lynn, Massachusetts. Illegal aliens Jonathan Tercero Yanes and Henri Salvador Gutierrez, both from El Salvador, were sentenced this week with their fellow MS-13 Gang members Erick Lopez Flores and Djavier Duggins for murdering a teenage boy. On July 30, 2018, the gang members lured the boy into a Lynn playground where they pretended to be friends with him. In a wooded area in the park, the gang members surrounded the boy and stabbed him to death with knives. They then left the boy’s body in...
  • Propaganda and Fear Turns Free People into Bugs

    02/07/2022 4:15:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2022 | Will Alexander
    Democrats and leftists are using propaganda and fear about COVID, climate change, cancel culture, crime, and color so effectively that many no longer need new laws, mandates, or threats to fall in line. They’re being trained like elephants and fleas to act like processionary caterpillars. Elephants can grow to 13 feet tall, weigh up to seven tons, and their trunks alone are packed with 40,000 muscles (the human body has 600). But if you train an elephant early enough, it can be conditioned to believe that a flimsy rope tied around its leg to a stake in the ground is...
  • Owl wing design reduces aircraft, wind turbine noise pollution

    01/18/2022 8:35:41 AM PST · by Scarlett156 · 69 replies
    Phys Org ^ | 18 January 2022 | American Institute of Physics
    Trailing-edge noise is the dominant source of sound from aeronautical and turbine engines like those in airplanes, drones, and wind turbines. Suppressing this noise pollution is a major environmental goal for some urban areas. In Physics of Fluids, researchers from Xi'an Jiaotong University used the characteristics of owl wings to inform airfoil design and significantly reduce the trailing-edge noise. "Nocturnal owls produce about 18 decibels less noise than other birds at similar flight speeds due to their unique wing configuration," said author Xiaomin Liu. "Moreover, when the owl catches prey, the shape of the wings is also constantly changing, so...
  • What Fauci Said About Aids Early That Is Similar To Covid-19

    01/15/2022 12:29:46 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 01/15/21 | Truth Teller 2
    Here is 36 second video of Fauci in the early 1980s saying people in close contact of people with AIDS could get it. Fauci uses children as an example to sell it. https://youtu.be/094dNGdXr58 The sounds similar to how he is selling with COVID-19.Remeber back the first report given about AIDS was that it jumped speciesdue to a man eating a Monkey in Africa? Now recall Covid-19 was said to have jumped speciesdue to a person in China eating a Bat.So eating a monkey causes AIDS to jump species. Eating a Bat causes Covid-19 to jump species.Eating what will cause the...
  • Magawa, the landmine-sniffing hero rat, dies aged eight

    01/11/2022 10:38:08 AM PST · by Scarlett156 · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11 January 2022 | BBC News
    Magawa, the famous mine-clearing rat who was awarded a gold medal for his heroism, has died at the age of eight. In a five-year career, the rodent sniffed out over 100 landmines and other explosives in Cambodia. Magawa was the most successful rat trained by the Belgian charity Apopo to alert human handlers about the mines so they can be safely removed. The charity said the African giant pouch rat "passed away peacefully" at the weekend. It said Magawa was in good health and "spent most of last week playing with his usual enthusiasm". But by the weekend "he started...
  • Peacock Doesn't Leave Its Dead Partner's Side For Hours, Mourns It At Its Funeral

    01/07/2022 5:44:18 PM PST · by anthropocene_x · 37 replies
    ScoopWhoop ^ | 1/6/2022 | Meenu Kataria
    Not just humans, animals also feel the love, heartbreak and loss. And while they may not be able to express it with words, their actions speak. Recently, a peacock passed away following a long illness in the Nagaur district of Rajasthan. It was heartbreaking for locals to see its partner, a fellow peacock, sit by its side for hours. When the dead bird was taken for funeral, its partner followed the locals to the funeral site.
  • Millipedes 'as big as cars' once roamed Northern England, fossil find reveals

    12/20/2021 5:15:51 PM PST · by Scarlett156 · 42 replies
    Phys Org ^ | 20 December 2021 | University of Cambridge
    The largest-ever fossil of a giant millipede—as big as a car—has been found on a beach in the north of England. The fossil—the remains of a creature called Arthropleura—dates from the Carboniferous Period, about 326 million years ago, over 100 million years before the Age of Dinosaurs. The fossil reveals that Arthropleura was the largest-known invertebrate animal of all time, larger than the ancient sea scorpions that were the previous record holders. The specimen, found on a Northumberland beach about 40 miles north of Newcastle, is made up of multiple articulated exoskeleton segments, broadly similar in form to modern millipedes....
  • Kentucky animal shelter is overrun with displaced pets after deadly tornadoes ripped through the state

    12/15/2021 10:42:00 AM PST · by allen592 · 4 replies
    Mag Grand ^ | December 15, 2021 | TMG
    An animal shelter in Kentucky is overrun with dozen of displaced after deadly tornadoes left the state devastated, with dozens of scared pets without a home. The Board President of the Mayfield-Graves County Animal Shelter, David Spalding, described how the shelter was struggling to remain standing but now is tasked with welcoming dozens of animals until there is not enough room. Photos show the displaced animals being held in crates as they hope for their owners’ return. Workers and volunteers were seen getting dogs and cats ready for major transportation out of the Kentucky shelter as it expects to be...
  • Man busted for assault set free, allegedly beats two random NYC women – then cut loose again

    12/06/2021 9:17:38 PM PST · by grundle · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 6, 2021 | Joe Marino and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    A homeless man charged with beating a guy last year was dumped back on the street thanks to so-called bail reform, only to allegedly pummel two women in Upper West Side attacks Thursday — and be freed again. Darrell Johnson, 23, left one of his random female victims so brutally beaten that she suffered a “disfiguring laceration” to her face Last year, Johnson — who has more than a dozen arrests on his rap sheet — was hit with assault and harassment charges in the man’s beatdown. He allegedly punched his victim “about the face with a closed fist multiple...
  • The NIH isn't just torturing beagles: The things it's using your money to do to monkeys are equally stomach-churning

    10/26/2021 9:31:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/26/2021 | Andrea Widburg
    It's becoming increasingly easy to see that Anthony Fauci isn't just a power-mad bureaucrat, but also a malignant narcissist. Over the last two days, increasingly awful details have emerged about the beagles who suffered terribly thanks to experiments Fauci funded. Then, yesterday, word emerged that the entire NIH is good with torturing animals, for NIH has used hundreds of thousands in taxpayer dollars for cruel experiments on animals, all of them of seemingly dubious value.As is true for so many Americans, I am a dog-lover. I've had dogs for most of my life, and I value them tremendously. I also...