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  • Wuhan scientists and US researchers planned to create a new coronavirus in 2018: Consortium led by Brit Peter Daszak asked DARPA to fund research

    10/05/2021 7:32:20 PM PDT · by algore · 48 replies
    US and Chinese scientists were planning to create a new coronavirus before the pandemic erupted, leaked proposals show. Last month, a grant application submitted to the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) revealed that an international team of scientists had planned to mix genetic data of similar strains to create a new virus. The grant application was made in 2018 and leaked to Drastic, the pandemic origins analysis group. 'We will compile sequence/RNAseq data from a panel of closely related strains and compare full length genomes, scanning for unique SNPs representing sequencing errors. 'Consensus candidate genomes will be synthesised...
  • WATCH: Larry Elder Shuts Down Columnist Who Compared Him to David Duke

    08/18/2021 11:56:49 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/18/2021 | Joel B Pollack
    Conservative talk radio host Larry Elder, who is a Republican candidate for governor in the upcoming California recall, shut down a question from a Los Angeles Times columnist who recently compared him to white supremacist David Duke. Elder, born and raised in Compton, is African American and would be the state’s first black governor. The columnist, Jean Guerrero, claimed in July that Elder had sanitized Duke’s racist ideas for “the Trump era’s most toxic figures and ideas.”
  • Rand Paul’s wife bought stock in COVID treatment firm in February 2020

    08/12/2021 8:27:53 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 77 replies
    NY Post ^ | 08/12/2021 | Will Feuer
    Sen. Rand Paul revealed Wednesday in a disclosure that was more than a year overdue that his wife in February 2020 bought up to $15,000 worth of shares in Gilead, a biotech company that brought to market the first drug designed to treat COVID-19. Paul’s mandatory filing with the Senate shows that his wife purchased between $1,000 and $15,000 worth of Gilead stock on Feb. 26, 2020. Gilead’s antiviral drug remdesivir became the first COVID-19 specific treatment to win an emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration less that three months after the purchase in May 2020.
  • 1966 death of heiress' employee under renewed scrutiny

    08/05/2021 11:24:23 AM PDT · by billorites · 46 replies ^ | August 5, 2021
    When Doris Duke, a fabulously wealthy tobacco and power company heiress, ran over and killed a longtime employee and confidant at her Newport, Rhode Island, mansion in 1966, police took her at her word that it was an accident. But the story of the killing at Duke’s Rough Point estate, which has resonated in the seaside tourist mecca, is being challenged by a witness — the paperboy. Bob Walker, a Marine Corps veteran, says he was there the day Duke killed 42-year-old Eduardo Tirella, driving into him twice with a 2-ton station wagon as he screamed below it. Peter Lance,...
  • Meghan Markle 'furious' over father's legal bid to see grandchildren: 'Sensitive ground'

    08/02/2021 12:19:19 PM PDT · by Cronos · 52 replies
    Dailly Express ^ | 30 July 2021 | Laura Callaghan
    MEGHAN Markle will be "furious" if her estranged father publicly humiliates her by taking her to court for the right to see his grandchildren Archie and Lilibet, a relationship expert has claimed. ...The Duchess' father, 77, is threatening to sue his daughter and son-in-law, whom he has yet to meet, for the right to meet his grandchildren. Speaking at his home in Rosarito, he told Fox News: “I will be petitioning the California courts for the right to see my grandchildren in the very near future." Reports have suggested such action could be the “final nail in the coffin” for...
  • Prince Harry Just Responded to Rumors He’s Releasing Another Tell-All After the Queen Dies

    07/28/2021 3:15:15 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 68 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 7/28/2021 | Jason Pham
    The truth comes out. Prince Harry responded to rumors he’s releasing another book after the Queen’s death. The Duke of Sussex confirmed in July that he’s publishing a tell-all with Penguin Random House in late 2022. “I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become,” he said in a statement. “I’ve worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and my hope is that in telling my story — the highs and lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned — I can help show that no matter where we come from,...
  • Legendary Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski to retire after 2021-22 season, per report

    06/02/2021 10:28:16 AM PDT · by ScubaDiver · 47 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 06/02/2021 | Adam Silverstein
    Legendary Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski will retire following the upcoming 2021-22 college basketball season, according to Stadium's Jeff Goodman. Krzyzewski, who turned 74 in February and is famously known as "Coach K," has led the Duke to five NCAA Tournament victories, 12 Final Four appearances and 27 combined ACC titles in tournament and regular-season competition since taking over the program ahead of the 1980-81 season.
  • "Taps" w/Lyrics- Daniel Butterfield and John Wayne (spoken word)

    05/28/2021 9:55:06 AM PDT · by Sparky1776 · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 5, 2016 | HistoricusJoe
    From the 1973 album "America, why I Love Her" this is the story, as told by John Wayne, of how the tattoo "taps" was written in 1862 following the "Seven Days Battle" in Virginia.
  • Former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke heaps praise on Rep. Ilhan Omar

    05/05/2021 9:30:35 PM PDT · by TBP · 81 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 7, 2019 | Victor Morton
    Rep. Ilhan Omar, Minnesota Democrat, has an ally of a new stripe in the furor over her use of anti-Semitic tropes regarding Israel and its American supporters — David Duke. In a Thursday podcast at his site, the former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard spoke out strongly in favor of the Muslim Congresswoman who has accused Jewish lawmakers of dual loyalty, attributed support for Israel to foreign money, and said Israel has “hypnotized” the world. “By defiance to Z.O.G. Ilhan Omar is NOW the most important Member of the US Congress!” Mr. Duke wrote on his site, using the acronym...
  • George Floyd’s toxicology report pinned to Black History Month display at Duke

    03/26/2021 12:40:49 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 55 replies
    Ny ^ | 3/26/21 | Gabrielle Fonrogue
    George Floyd’s toxicology report pinned to Black History Month display at Duke Duke University is investigating how a printout of George Floyd’s toxicology report, with comments insinuating his death was related to drugs, ended up pinned to a Black History Month bulletin board display on campus, according to the school and reports. The flier was found Saturday pinned to a display honoring black victims of police violence and was inscribed with handwritten remarks in pink pen that said: “Mix of drugs presents in difficulty breathing! Overdose? Good Man? Use of fake currency is a felony!”
  • Electronics-free DraBot dragonfly signals environmental disruptions

    03/25/2021 11:53:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies ^ | MARCH 25, 2021 | by Duke University School of Nursing
    With the ability to sense changes in pH, temperature and oil, this completely soft robot dubbed "DraBot" could be the prototype for future environmental sentinels. Credit: Vardhman Kumar ================================================================= Engineers at Duke University have developed an electronics-free, entirely soft robot shaped like a dragonfly that can skim across water and react to environmental conditions such as pH, temperature or the presence of oil. The proof-of-principle demonstration could be the precursor to more advanced, autonomous, long-range environmental sentinels for monitoring a wide range of potential telltale signs of problems. The soft robot is described online March 25 in the journal Advanced...
  • Mike Krzyzewski sounds off on 'insurrection' at Capitol: 'They need to be prosecuted'

    01/11/2021 8:28:08 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 73 replies
    yahoo ^ | January 9, 2021 | JACK BAER
    The sight of supporters of President Trump storming the US Capitol have sparked horror and outrage across the sports world, but hit especially hard for a West Point graduate watching from home. Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski launched into an extended tirade about the riot at the Capitol. Alternating between saddened, perplexed and outraged, he discussed Wednesday’s events, the COVID-19 pandemic and current political situation: The sorriest day — I’m 73 years old — outside of 9/11, shootings at schools where kids have gotten shot and killed. And by the way, I know everyone went under desks and that at...
  • An Open Letter to Duke President Price about Anti-Racism

    08/11/2020 7:43:34 AM PDT · by karpov · 5 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | August 11, 2020 | John Staddon
    Dear President Price: On June 17, you published a 1,400-word “Statement to the Community Regarding Anti-Racism.” The document contains many expressions of concern, fully in tune with the current national mood about the evils of racism and the problems of the African American community. Nevertheless, the measures proposed, and the assumptions made, in this document raise troubling questions: First, I say a word about the assumptions behind your statement; second, about the actions you propose to take. Assumptions (Quotes are all from the Statement.) How widespread is racism? You say: “Those of us who are not subject to the daily...
  • Zion Williamson Lawsuit an L for Duke and College Hoops: Unchecked

    05/11/2020 2:57:04 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 19 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | May 11, 2020 | Robin Lundberg
    The lawsuit against Zion Williamson is an L for Duke and yet another one for major college hoops. Let’s be real, hardly anyone cares if Zion received anything from Duke. But on the other end, there are plenty of people who are probably salivating at crushing the Blue Devils, if only so they can rub it in Coach K’s face to say he isn’t as pristine as his reputation.
  • 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...
  • Free Expression at Duke: What Do Freshmen Blue Devils Think?

    01/20/2020 5:48:43 AM PST · by karpov · 11 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | January 20, 2020 | Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill
    As director of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Campus Free Expression Project, I am always eager to get beyond the DC beltway to learn how students understand free expression on their particular campus. So, to return to Duke University, my alma mater, was particularly welcome. Duke has a legacy of defending the expression of controversial views. In 1903, the school set a new standard in defending faculty academic freedom when the trustees voted to reject history professor John Bassett’s offer to resign after his praise of Booker T. Washington sparked controversy for the school—this only three years after Leland Stanford’s widow...
  • Trump admin could pull Federal funding for Duke-UNC program over alleged pro-Islam bias

    09/25/2019 7:53:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/25/2019 | Samuel Smith
    The Trump administration has threatened to withdraw federal funding to a joint Duke University-University of North Carolina Middle East studies program over concerns it has misused federal funding and displayed a pro-Islam bias.The Department of Education sent a letter late last month warning the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East studies that it appears to be failing to meet requirements for a National Resource Center grant for foreign language and culture programs.The department accused the consortium of lacking balance by offering “very few, if any,” programs focused on the historical discrimination faced by religious minorities in the Middle East."[T]here is a...
  • Greta Van Susteren is back

    08/11/2019 5:04:55 AM PDT · by Pollard · 53 replies
    Full Court Greta ^ | 8/9/2019 | Greta
    Coming in September Find you local channel on her website Full Court Press is a national, weekly news show helmed by lawyer and veteran anchor, Greta Van Susteren. Greta has spent more than 20 years in news, digging for facts and searching for solutions to issues that affect us all. Full Court Press will continue in this tradition while adding a new facet: taking an up-close look at how national laws and policies impact local communities and individuals. We will spotlight groups across the country and strive to understand the full impact of inside the Beltway politics on the average...
  • Ginsburg defends Kavanaugh, Gorsuch as 'very decent, very smart individuals'

    07/25/2019 11:04:38 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 24 2019 | Gregg Re
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Wednesday night defended Associate Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch as "very decent" and "very smart" individuals after one of her former law clerks suggested that new nominees lack personal decency. Ginsburg's comments turned heads on social media, given the contentious and bitterly personal confirmation hearings last year that Kavanaugh said "destroyed" his family. At an hourlong question-and-answer session, Duke Law professor Neil Siegel lamented that "nominees for the Supreme Court are not chosen primarily anymore for independence, legal ability, personal decency, and I wonder if that’s a loss for all of us."
  • The End of Being a Duke Professor and What It Means for the Future of Higher Education

    04/22/2019 5:23:04 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 65 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | April 22, 2019 | Evan Charney
    The end of the spring semester marks the 20th anniversary of my professorship at Duke, first as an assistant professor and then as an associate professor of the practice at the Sanford School of Public Policy. During this time, I regularly taught the required ethics class for all undergraduate public policy majors. I won multiple teaching awards, consistently received scores on student teaching evaluations above the school average and, in a Duke Chronicle poll of undergraduates, was ranked as one of the three most popular professors at Duke University for several years. Therefore, I was blindsided last April when informed...