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I'd vote for Amy Carter over Clinton's kid anyday

Since DU is having some kind of fantasy football crap.

Amy Carter later became known for her political activism, participating in a number of sit-ins and protests during the 1980s and early 1990s, aimed at changing U.S. foreign policy towards South African apartheid and Central America.[6] Along with activist Abbie Hoffman and 13 others, she was arrested during a 1986 demonstration at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for protesting CIA recruitment there.

She was acquitted of all charges in a well-publicized trial in Northampton, Massachusetts. Attorney Leonard Weinglass, who defended Abbie Hoffman in the Chicago Seven trial in the 1960s, utilized the necessity defense, successfully arguing that CIA involvement in Central America and other hotspots were equivalent to trespassing in a burning building.[8] This occurred during Carter's sophomore year at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She was eventually dismissed from Brown for academic reasons and declined an opportunity to return.[9]

She is a member of the board of counselors of the Carter Center that advocates human rights and diplomacy as established by her father.[6]
Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Fri Aug 17, 2012, 08:07 AM (86 replies)

Mothra is real - Photo of the Fukushima radiation mutation.

Radiation from Japan's leaking Fukushima nuclear plant has caused mutations in some butterflies and damaged the local environment, though humans seem relatively unaffected, researchers say.
The mutations - including dented eyes and stunted wings - are the first evidence the radiation following last year's tsunami has caused genetic changes in living organisms.

The catastrophic meltdowns in three reactors of Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant after it was damaged by the earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011 prompted a public backlash against nuclear power, and forced the government to reassess resource-scarce Japan's entire energy strategy.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/fukushima-radiation-causes-insect-mutations-researchers-20120817-24cy2.html#ixzz23nqzTQGY

I'm sure humans will not be affected.... cough, cough, wink, wink.

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Fri Aug 17, 2012, 07:47 AM (8 replies)

The 'Ice Man' Ötzi has a higher % of Neanderthal genes

Another example is the proportion of Neandertal ancestry. Initially, the proportion of ancestry from Neandertals in living people was argued to be between 1 and 4 percent [3]. That was a model-based estimate that was the best possible under the assumption that Africans have no Neandertal ancestry. We now have a lot more human comparisons, which would make possible a more precise estimate of the mean. I hesitate to provide a new estimate, because we have shown that some Africans have substantial evidence of Neandertal similarity, which throws the baseline for any estimate into question. How much Neandertal ancestry is present in living people must depend on a more complex model of mixture among later populations. The result will still be small (probably less than 6 percent) but understanding this proportion will help us to evaluate when and where Neandertal genes flowed into our populations.

Here's a third example. I haven't written about here yet, but I have been lecturing about it quite widely over the past few months. Earlier this year, the genome of Ötzi the Tyrolean Iceman was reported by Andreas Keller and colleagues [4]. Aaron Sams and I downloaded the data and have been carrying out several different kinds of comparisons. A picture:

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Fri Aug 17, 2012, 04:07 AM (8 replies)

Mars Curiosity Team is not impressed- not photoshopped ...LOL

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Fri Aug 17, 2012, 03:52 AM (15 replies)

Neil Young1971 ...Old Man .. BBC live ...good quality audio/ visual

Now we are like you are

We are still here
Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Fri Aug 10, 2012, 06:22 PM (15 replies)

Richard Dawkins on Romney's Sheik blunder

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Thu Aug 9, 2012, 06:48 AM (0 replies)

I'm a Romney Girl....Look out Obama girl..LOL

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Wed Aug 8, 2012, 10:24 AM (18 replies)

American Family Association: Kidnap children to save them from gay parents

The American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer has sunk to a new, disturbing low with his anti-gay statements. In two separate tweets last night, he called for an “Underground Railroad to deliver innocent children from same-sex households.” In one tweet he was referring to the sad story of Lisa Miller, who, after declaring herself ex-gay, kidnapped her daughter away to Central America to prevent her former partner from having any custody. (She is still being tracked by federal agents as a fugitive of the law.)

In the other tweet, Fischer referred to the testimony of a individual named Robert Oscar Lopez, who blames all of his social problems on being raised by his mom and her lesbian partner. Here’s a sampling:
Inside, however, I was confused. When your home life is so drastically different from everyone around you, in a fundamental way striking at basic physical relations, you grow up weird. I have no mental health disorders or biological conditions. I just grew up in a house so unusual that I was destined to exist as a social outcast.[...]

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Wed Aug 8, 2012, 09:26 AM (3 replies)

Possible Egyptian pyramids found using Google Earth

One of the complex sites contains a distinct, four-sided, truncated, pyramidal shape that is approximately 140 feet in width. This site contains three smaller mounds in a very clear formation, similar to the diagonal alignment of the Giza Plateau pyramids.

The second possible site contains four mounds with a larger, triangular-shaped plateau. The two larger mounds at this site are approximately 250 feet in width, with two smaller mounds approximately 100 feet in width. This site complex is arranged in a very clear formation with the large plateau, or butte, nearby in a triangular shape with a width of approximately 600 feet.

The sites have been documented and discovered by satellite archaeology researcher Angela Micol of Maiden, North Carolina. Angela has been conducting satellite archaeology research for over ten years, searching for ancient sites from space using Google Earth. Angela is a UNC Charlotte alumnus and has studied archaeology since childhood. Google Earth has allowed her to document many possible archaeological sites, including a potential underwater city off the coast of the Yucatan peninsula that has sparked the interest of scientists, researchers and archaeologists. Angela is also a board member of the APEX Institute, founded by archaeologist William Donato, who is pioneering underwater archaeological research in the Bahamas. Angela has been assisted by Don J. Long, fellow APEX researcher and colleague.


There is an interesting site I found that lists other anomalies found with google earth.

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Wed Aug 8, 2012, 05:00 AM (8 replies)

Romney: The “sheik temple” and the “sheik people.”

Mitt Romney mistakenly confused the words “Sikh” and “sheik” at a fundraiser here Tuesday night when he offered his condolences to the victims of last weekend’s shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee correctly spoke of the Sikh religion earlier in the day when he observed a moment of silence at a campaign event in Illinois. But at the Iowa fundraiser, he instead talked about the “sheik temple” and the “sheik people.” Sheik is an Arabic honorific, whereas Sikh is a religion with roots in South Asia.


The Moron Religion and the Moron Temple in Utah....opps, sorry about that.
Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Wed Aug 8, 2012, 04:08 AM (58 replies)
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