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  • Polynesians, Native Americans made contact before European arrival, genetic study finds

    07/08/2020 9:31:46 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 52 replies
    phys.org ^ | July 8, 2020 | Stanford University Medical Center
    Through deep genetic analyses, Stanford Medicine scientists and their collaborators have found conclusive scientific evidence of contact between ancient Polynesians and Native Americans from the region that is now Colombia—something that's been hotly contested in the historic and archaeological world for decades. (snip) Before the study brought scientific evidence to the debate, the idea that Native Americans and Polynesians had crossed paths originated from a complex—both in its structure and origins—carbohydrate: the sweet potato. It turns out the sweet potato, which was originally domesticated in South and Central America, has also been known to grow in one other place prior...
  • UK trade minister Truss says NHS will not be put up for sale: The Telegraph

    07/28/2019 10:12:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 28, 2019 11:31 PM | Bhargav Acharya
    Britain’s trade minister Liz Truss has said the National Health Service (NHS) would not be put up for sale, as she prepares to discuss a free-trade deal with the U.S. in the next few weeks. “My main priority now will be agreeing a free-trade deal with the U.S., building on the successful phone call between the Prime Minister and President Trump,” she wrote in a Telegraph column late on Sunday. …
  • China's Xi Jinping Brings In More Than $64 Billion In Belt And Road Deal

    04/28/2019 2:31:24 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    NDTV ^ | April 27, 2019 | Reuters and NDTV Staff
    Data from Refinitiv shows the total value of projects in the scheme stands at $3.67 trillion, spanning countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, Oceania and South America. Initiative to recreate the old Silk Road is to deliver green and high-quality development. BEIJING: President Xi Jinping on Saturday hailed deals worth more than $64 billion signed during China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) this week as he sought to reassure skeptics the project will deliver sustainable growth for all involved. Xi said market principles will apply in all Belt and Road cooperation projects and that his signature initiative to recreate the old Silk...
  • Amazon's creepy plan to put a camera and microphone in every BEDROOM with launch of [tr]

    01/16/2018 9:21:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 58 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 16, 2018 | Phoebe Weston
    Amazon wants to put a camera and microphone in your bedroom with the UK launch of its latest Echo home device. The camera on the £119.99 ($129) Echo Spot, which doubles up as a 'smart alarm', will probably be facing directly at the user's bed. The device, which is already available in the US has such sophisticated microphones it can hear people talking from across the room - even if music is playing.
  • Trump wins 9 delegates in Northern Mariana Islands

    03/15/2016 5:00:55 AM PDT · by euram · 69 replies
    Politico ^ | March 15 2016 | Eliza Collins
    Trump took home 73 percent of the vote and will win all nine delegates, according to Jason Osborne, who was the executive director of the local Republican Party.
  • West Warns Russia Not To Disrupt Kiev Polls & America To Not Mess w/ Black Panthers Outside Polls

    05/16/2014 7:41:20 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 26 replies
    5/16/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    The WH has issued a stern warning that Russia must not interfere with the May 25th Ukrainian elections, and has also issued some breaking news: Americans must not mess with Black Panthers standing outside polling booths, if this were to occur in the future. They, nor anyone else, are saying that this will occur in the future, they are just 'sayin...Ever-impartial Obama and Eric Holder just want to remind people of this. /s The WH has also said that they are all-knowing, would never mess with elections as pertaining to Tea Partiers organizing for elections, know what is best for...
  • White House petition calls for merger of United States, Australia, to form 'Ameristralia'

    05/12/2013 3:32:14 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 53 replies
    Newsvine.com ^ | May 11, 2013 | danj loromaes
    AUSTRALIA and the US will merge to form one super nation called Ameristralia. Sound like a gag? Maybe not. A petition has been created on the official White House website calling for the Obama Administration to join "America and Australia to form Ameristralia". The "We the People" section on the whitehouse.gov website was launched in 2011 to allow the public, in accordance with the First Amendment of the US Constitution, to petition the US government on issues deemed important.
  • Senate committee approves bill to repeal Defense of Marriage Act

    11/10/2011 2:34:39 PM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 10, 2011 | MATT ANDERSON
    WASHINGTON D.C., November 10, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a narrow vote Thursday morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would grant federal recognition to homosexual “marriages.” The bill, titled the “Respect for Marriage Act,” passed the Democrat controlled committee by a 10-8 vote, with the members of the committee voting along party lines. The “Respect for Marriage Act” was introduced in the Senate in March by Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) with the goal of repealing the “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA). DOMA asserts that states where homosexual “marriages” are not currently recognized are not required to recognize same-sex...
  • Tracking Left wing funding of NPR

    01/02/2010 5:41:39 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 40 replies · 3,045+ views
    As you start to read all this, you'll laugh at how incestuous it all gets. Let's start with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which as I've noted in the past is tied in with the Soros foundation. Together, the two worked on something called The Project on Death in America.(PDIA) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2341083/posts And speaking of Mr Soros, he himself(his foundations) have given directly to NPR. Compared to some of the other numbers I'm seeing, it's a small amount of $250,000. But it doesn't matter. Soros money is soros money in my book. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2396058/posts Additional information about RWJF can be found here....
  • Orwell's 1984 is 25 Years Late, but It's Here

    08/15/2009 8:04:01 AM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 7 replies · 936+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 15 Aug 09 | EC
    Phil Elmore had a great opinion piece in WND today where he pointed out the similarities between George Orwell's 1984 and today. We don't just read about the tyrannical, controlling, manipulatively mendacious society Orwell portrayed in 1984- we get to live in it.
  • Our Road to Oceania: Orwell was on to something.

    08/13/2009 9:26:54 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 21 replies · 929+ views
    nationalreview.com ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    In George Orwell’s allegorical novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, the picture of “Big Brother” appears constantly in the adoring media. Perceived enemies are everywhere — supposedly plotting to undo the benevolent egalitarianism of Big Brother. Citizens assemble each morning to scream hatred for two minutes at pictures of the supposed public traitor Emmanuel Goldstein. The “Ministry of Truth” swears that the former official Goldstein is responsible for everything that goes wrong in Oceania. In Orwell’s Oceania, there is a compliant media that offers “Newspeak” — recycled government bulletins from the Ministry of Truth. “Doublethink” means you can believe at the same time...
  • Oceania Visible On Horizon 25 Years Later

    08/13/2009 6:09:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 1,117+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 13, 2009 | VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
    In George Orwell's allegorical novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four," the picture of "Big Brother" appears constantly in the adoring media. Perceived enemies are everywhere — supposedly plotting to undo the benevolent egalitarianism of Big Brother. Citizens assemble each morning to scream hatred for two minutes at pictures of the supposed public traitor Emmanuel Goldstein. The "Ministry of Truth" swears that the former official Goldstein is responsible for everything that goes wrong in Oceania. In Orwell's Oceania, there is a compliant media that offers "Newspeak" — recycled government bulletins from the Ministry of Truth. "Doublethink" means you can believe at the same time...
  • Our Road to Oceania

    08/13/2009 6:18:10 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 19 replies · 1,057+ views
    National Review ^ | 8/13/2009 | Victor Davis Hanson
    In George Orwell’s allegorical novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, the picture of “Big Brother” appears constantly in the adoring media. Perceived enemies are everywhere — supposedly plotting to undo the benevolent egalitarianism of Big Brother. Citizens assemble each morning to scream hatred for two minutes at pictures of the supposed public traitor Emmanuel Goldstein. The “Ministry of Truth” swears that the former official Goldstein is responsible for everything that goes wrong in Oceania. In Orwell’s Oceania, there is a compliant media that offers “Newspeak” — recycled government bulletins from the Ministry of Truth. “Doublethink” means you can believe at the same time...
  • Human greed takes lion's share of solar energy (we can't do ANYTHING right!)

    07/05/2007 3:29:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies · 624+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | July 3, 2007 | Chee Chee Leung
    HUMANS are just one of the millions of species on Earth, but we use up almost a quarter of the sun's energy captured by plants - the most of any species. The human dominance of this natural resource is affecting other species, reducing the amount of energy available to them by almost 10 per cent, scientists report. Researchers said the findings showed humans were using "a remarkable share" of the earth's plant productivity "to meet the needs and wants of one species". They also warned that the increased use of biofuels - such as ethanol and canola - should be...
  • South Pacific is 'fattest region' (USA also on the list).

    02/25/2007 11:54:09 PM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 17 replies · 722+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, February 26, 2007 (in the UK). | Phil Mercer
    Junk food and lack of exercise are largely to blame A survey on obesity has shown that the South Pacific is the world's most overweight region. The tiny republic of Nauru is the fattest nation on earth. About 94% of its adult population is overweight. The WHO has warned that poor diet and a lack of exercise increase the risk of illness and premature death. Doctors say obesity can lead to heart disease and arthritis, and fat children are increasingly being condemned to a lifetime of ill health and disability. Junk food In a list of the world's 10...
  • Thoughts On My Vacation (Its A Necessity Not A Luxury Alert)

    01/15/2007 10:23:01 PM PST · by goldstategop · 34 replies · 918+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 01/16/2007 | Dennis Prager
    I am writing this week's column from Northern Australia and Papua New Guinea where I have been on a cruise ship lecturing to 75 listeners of my national radio show. Some thoughts: I have traveled outside of North America at least once a year for nearly 40 years. These travels have taken me to some 82 countries (yes, I admit to keeping count) and have taught me more about life than anything I learned up through Ivy League graduate school. That is why I so strongly advocate that high school graduates not go straight to college, but take a year...
  • 'Jihad Jack' conviction quashed

    08/19/2006 4:52:45 AM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 7 replies · 267+ views
    BBC ^ | August 19, 2006
    An appeal court in Australia has quashed the conviction of a man known as Jihad Jack, who was convicted of receiving funds from al-Qaeda. Muslim convert Joseph "Jack" Thomas was found guilty in February of accepting Aus$5,000 ($3,500) and a plane ticket from an al-Qaeda agent in Pakistan. The former taxi driver was sentenced to five years in prison in March. But the Victoria Court of Appeal ruled that some of the evidence used against him was not admissible at his trial. Mr Thomas had appealed on the grounds that his interview with Australian Federal Police (AFP) while under detention...
  • Tahi the kiwi gets a new leg

    05/09/2006 5:13:57 PM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 1 replies · 190+ views
    BBC ^ | May 9,2006 | Kim Griggs
    f you are a bird that does not fly, having two legs is pretty important. So when a wild kiwi lost one of his legs below the knee to a gin trap, a New Zealand zoo decided to help out this iconic native bird. "The bird gets around well enough (by hopping) but he won't be able to breed with one leg," says Gerry Whitehouse-Tedd, an animal training and conditioning specialist at Wellington Zoo where Tahi - Maori for "one" - lives. The zoo decided to see if it could fit a prosthetic leg to the North Island brown kiwi....
  • Australia mine rescuers delayed

    05/06/2006 11:37:20 PM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 3 replies · 328+ views
    BBC ^ | May 6, 2006
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  • Microphones in Lamp Posts to catch noisy neighbors (not satire)

    05/03/2005 7:04:42 AM PDT · by WoofDog123 · 49 replies · 1,059+ views
    Evening Standard ^ | 03MAY2005 | Mark Prigg
    Microphones in lamp posts to catch noisy neighbours By Mark Prigg, Science Correspondent, Evening Standard 3 May 2005 Noisy neighbours have become a scourge of modern life, resulting in stress, sleepless nights and even violence. Now Westminster Council hopes a new wireless microphone could help tackle the problem. It plans to attach the device to lamp posts outside houses, allowing inspectors to monitor sound levels. If neighbours make too much noise, council officials will “This could make a really big difference to cutting down on noise,” said Steve Harrison of Westminster Council. “At the moment the problem is that by...