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Thursday, September 08, 2011

Human ancestors interbred with related species

Human ancestors interbred with related species:

Our ancestors bred with other species in the Homo genus, according to a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences1. The authors say that up to 2% of the genomes of some modern African populations may originally come from a closely related species.

Palaeontologists have long wondered whether modern humans came from a single, genetically isolated population of hominins or whether we are a genetic mix of various hominin species.

Last year, an analysis comparing the Neanderthal genome sequence to that of modern H. sapiens showed that some interbreeding did take place between the two species in Europe some time between 80 and 30,000 years ago and that, to a certain extent, Neanderthals 'live on' in the genes of modern humans2.....

(Excerpt) Read more at nature.com ...

The Duty to Retreat for Cops

The Duty to Retreat for Cops:

Various Chiefs of Police and other law enforcement representatives have gone on a public tour with the Governor proclaiming how important the “Duty to Retreat” is to New Hampshire’s self defense law as it applies to honest citizens under RSA 627:4. Given that they feel that way, we propose adding it to the self defense requirements for law enforcement found under RSA 627:5.

(Note that this applies only to a law enforcement officer's self defense, not to making an arrest.)

We have taken the exact language that they support and just modified it to fit law enforcement. Here is how it reads:

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Napolitano says 'lots of chatter' as 9-11 nears

Napolitano says 'lots of chatter' as 9-11 nears:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said there is "a lot of chatter" around the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but there is no information about a specific threat.

Napolitano told reporters Thursday that "in the intel world there is lots of chatter and we are taking it very seriously."

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The left's coming race war

The left's coming race war:

Although they speak to the desperation of liberal leaders (particularly those in Washington), the gargantuan lies and incendiary invective being purveyed by lawmakers like Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., also represent a dangerous abandonment of moral restraint on the part of the left and a genuine threat to domestic tranquility in the short term.

On Aug. 20, Waters, a black congresswoman, told a town-hall meeting that "the tea party can go straight to hell" after thoroughly lambasting the grass-roots group. Last week, Rep. Carson, who is also a prominent member of the Congressional Black Caucus, told a similar gathering that some in Congress and the tea-party movement would love to see blacks "hanging on a tree."

Grossly overstating elements of racism has been boilerplate fare among liberals and black activists for many years, but what's occurring done now is being criticized as beyond irresponsible, even by certain liberal pundits.

But is it?

Some have said that words such as those of Waters and Carson border on the rhetoric of those who would like to start a race war. I don't think it borders on this at all; I believe it is in fact the rhetoric of those who would like to start a race war. As such, it is much more maliciousness than irresponsibility....

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Prison Planet.com � Newly Published Audio Provides Real-Time View of 9/11 Attacks

Prison Planet.com � Newly Published Audio Provides Real-Time View of 9/11 Attacks:

“The whole building just came apart,” he said.

That moment is part of a newly published chronicle of the civil and military aviation responses to the hijackings that originally had been prepared by investigators for the 9/11 Commission, but never completed or released.

Threaded into vivid narratives covering each of the four airliners, the multimedia document contains 114 recordings of air traffic controllers, military aviation officers, airline and fighter jet pilots, as well as two of the hijackers, stretching across two hours of the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.

Though some of the audio has emerged over the years, mainly through public hearings and a federal criminal trial, the report provides a rare 360-degree view of events that were unfolding at high speed across the Northeast in the skies and on the ground. This week, the complete document, with recordings, is being published for the first time by theRutgers Law Review, and selections of it are available online at nytimes.com.

Full article here

Union Members TAKE HOSTAGES, Threaten Cops, Somehow Avoid Arrest

Union Members TAKE HOSTAGES, Threaten Cops, Somehow Avoid Arrest:

“Verum is Latin for truth, as in truth serum.

Union Members Take Hostages, Threaten Cops, Somehow Avoid Arrest
John on September 8, 2011 at 8:41 am

So, here’s what Obama’s new army of union thugs does in its spare time when not attending rallies:


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Obama Pic at Ft Hood Memorial - email and a vanity ~ "The Crotch Salute Returns"

Obama Pic at Ft Hood Memorial - email and a vanity
Unknown email ^ | Sept8, 2011 | DJMacWoW


Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2011 3:12:39 PM by DJ MacWoW
the Ft. Hood Memorial Service...

The Crotch Salute Returns





I am sorry folks, but is this the jerk that was elected President of our country? You know, the United States of America .

I do believe that saluting the flag goes with that, as does respecting and honoring the service members who have died.


Does this pompous ass believe he is above that gesture? If not a salute, how about a hand over the heart like the other guy? He can shower us all with flowery words (via teleprompter) and dazzle us with his B.S, but actions speak louder. He has no idea about patriotism or respect.


EVERYONE needs to see this Pic!
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Napolitano Defends Department After Questions Over DHS At GOP Debate

Napolitano Defends Department After Questions Over DHS At GOP Debate:

The U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security defended her department Thursday after a series of attacks at last night's Republican presidential debate, though she insisted she did not want to "get involved" in the politics of a debate.

"Part of this is just trying to find things to talk about, I suspect," Napolitano said of Republicans' comments the night before. "But I think that in its eighth year now, the Department of Homeland Security continues to improve [and] coalesce out of the 22 different agencies that it was made of. ... It's the kind of department you have to build the plane while you fly it, and I think it really has begun to gel in important ways."

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Rep. Bachmann fills vacuum, announces rebuttal to president's jobs speech

Rep. Bachmann fills vacuum, announces rebuttal to president's jobs speech:

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), struggling to maintain visibility as a Republican presidential candidate, will rebut President Obama's jobs speech to Congress on Thursday, her congressional office said.

Bachmann's remarks are scheduled for 8:30 p.m. in a House television studio, but will be timed to follow Obama, who is expected to propose about $300 billion in measures to bolster hiring in what the administration has dubbed the "American Jobs Act."

There is no formal Republican response to Obama's speech, a void Bachmann appears poised to fill as she works to keep her name in the national discussion.

When Obama delivered his State of the Union address in January, Bachmann offered her own fiery response on behalf of the Tea Party movement, complete with chart, that aired live on CNN. But an apparent miscommunication over which camera was carrying the response on television led her to appear to be gazing off screen - a mix-up quickly seized upon by late-night comedians and Bachmann detractors.

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Prison Planet.com � Pictures Show Perry Physically Intimidating Ron Paul

Prison Planet.com � Pictures Show Perry Physically Intimidating Ron Paul:

Alex Jones Comment: Ron Paul’s campaign needs to make a public statement on this incident. Perry’s thuggish behavior is identical to how he confronted me in a Mexican restaurant several years ago.

Pictures taken during a commercial break in last night’s GOP debate at the Reagan Presidential Library document how Texas Governor Rick Perry attempted to physically intimidate Congressman Ron Paul, prompting Paul’s security to intervene.

Photographs published by the AP and Reuters show a stern looking Perry holding Paul’s wrist and waving a finger in his face.

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Reports by Fox News and International Business Times state that during the break Perry “walked up to Paul’s podium, physically grabbed Paul’s wrist, and pointed at Paul’s face with his other hand.”

A third man, said to be Paul’s security guard, is seen approaching the podium in the picture.................

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FEDS CONVERGE ON HOME

FEDS CONVERGE ON HOME:

Federal agents searched a Lake Havasu City home Wednesday but released no details as to why.

Neighbors reported watching at least nine unmarked vehicles arrive at 3005 Maverick Dr. around 6 a.m. There was one Lake Havasu City police cruiser on scene. The unmarked cars, trucks and SUVs had Arizona, Utah or Nevada license plates. Many of them were still at the home by 4:30 p.m. Today’s News-Herald witnessed federal agents wearing ICE uniforms entering and exiting the home. None of the agents would comment on the matter and directed media inquiries to federal administration.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Virginia Kice said no details would be released.

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Remember when Obama buzzed the NYC skyline? (vanity)

Remember when Obama buzzed the NYC skyline? (vanity):

I just wanted to remind everyone the callousness of Obama's treatment of Americans, particularly those who had lived through or were affected by the events of 9/11 as we near its tenth anniversary.

Flying Air Force One so close to NYC's skyline caused mass panic and renewed pain for so many and it's incredible that so callous and thoughtless an act went unpunished, if only in the estimation of the man early in his adminsistration by the majority of Americans.

The act was horrifyingly stupid and to this day I don't believe we know who was on Air Force One. The callousness of the act coupled with secrecy shouldn't sit well with anyone who possesses even an ounce of intelligence and self-respect................

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Veteran, 82, Shoots Pair Who Tried to Break in His Home (and faces attempted murder charges)

Veteran, 82, Shoots Pair Who Tried to Break in His Home (and faces attempted murder charges):

BOSTON -- An 82-year-old Korean War veteran who shot and wounded two homeless people who tried to break into his Revere home Wednesday faced charges in court.

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Evelyn O'Neil, 45, and Joseph Ross, 46, tried to break into the Calumet Street home of Charles Dicino, but the pair ran away after Dicino called police, according to the Lynn Daily Item.

Read more: http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/29117606/detail.html#ixzz1XNSvsYgc

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One more time: FR's God-given Life & Liberty constitutional conservative activism agenda!!

One more time: FR's God-given Life & Liberty constitutional conservative activism agenda!!:

One more time:

As a conservative site, Free Republic is pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-Constitution, pro-Bill of Rights, pro-gun, pro-limited government, pro-private property rights, pro-limited taxes, pro-capitalism, pro-national defense, pro-freedom, and-pro America. We oppose all forms of liberalism, socialism, fascism, pacifism, totalitarianism, anarchism, government enforced atheism, abortionism, feminism, homosexualism, racism, wacko environmentalism, judicial activism, etc. We also oppose the United Nations or any other world government body that may attempt to impose its will or rule over our sovereign nation and sovereign people. We believe in defending our BORDERS, our constitution and our national sovereignty.

Free Republic is private property. It is not a government project, nor is it funded by government or taxpayer money. We are not a publicly owned entity nor are we an IRS tax-free non-profit organization. We pay all applicable taxes on our income. We are not connected to or funded by any political party, news agency, or any other entity. We sell no merchandise, product or service, and we offer no subscriptions or paid memberships. We accept no paid advertising or promotions. We are funded solely by donations (non tax deductible gifts) from our readers and participants...............

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Frosty Wooldridge -- Immigration's Onslaught: Human Resistance and Constraints

Frosty Wooldridge -- Immigration's Onslaught: Human Resistance and Constraints:

“The continued expansion is depleting fossil fuels, it is reducing the numbers of native species of plants, animals, and microbes throughout the U.S., many of which are vital to agricultural production processes, such as pollination, and essential for a quality environment,” Pimentel said. “Converting land to development and highways takes away valuable cropland acreage. For example, in California 240,000 acres of farmland was lost during last year to development.”

Pimentel added, “Highway construction also destroys many thousands of acres of natural habitat for survival of native species. Nearly four million miles of highways cover our land. The area being blacktopped each year is 1.3 million acres (an area equal to the State of Delaware). No species lives under the blacktop. Rapid, unabated population growth, including legal and illegal immigration, stresses our school systems. Some schools have three times the number of students that they can handle with the available teachers and support staff................................................

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Chuck Baldwin -- More on Government Gunrunners

Chuck Baldwin -- More on Government Gunrunners:

“While the cartels shoot up half of Mexico, and terrorize the other half, it seems they’ve been getting a helping hand from those geniuses in Washington, whose ‘law enforcement’ agencies knowingly allowed sophisticated firearms to be smuggled across the border, into Mexico.

As BATF special agent John Dodson told the House Oversight Committee:

“‘This is not a matter of some weapons that had gotten away from us or allowing a few to walk so that we could follow them to a much larger significant target. Allowing loads of weapons that we knew to be destined for criminals was the plan. This was the mandate.

“‘ATF is supposed to be the guardians--the sheep dogs that protect against the wolves that prey upon us--especially along our southern border.

But rather than meet the wolf head on, we sharpened his teeth, added number to his claws, all the while we sat idly by watching, tracking, and noting as he became a more efficient and effective predator.’............................................

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Dave Daubenmire -- Is The Gospel Illegal in America?

Dave Daubenmire -- Is The Gospel Illegal in America?:

Most things don’t matter until they happen to you.

That is what is going on in America. Every once in a while you might see a report of some police-misconduct, but, for the most part, it doesn’t bother you because your experiences with the police have been good ones.

The media is complicit with this cover-up. They have created an atmosphere in America where everyone is considered guilty until proven innocent. We read reports in the news and are convinced that it is an “isolated incident”…just a rogue cop…and it doesn’t affect me anyway…

But it does affect you. You just don’t know it because it hasn’t happened to you …yet.

Have you ever noticed that the media loves to call those who minister on the streets “protestors?” They never call the pro-aborts…or the sodomites…or the Muslims…”protestors.” No, they are “fighting for freedom.” Only Christians and Tea Party folks “protest”…everyone else “raises awareness.”...........................

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Congressman Allen West says 9/11 lessons unlearned, sees threat from radical Islam

Congressman Allen West says 9/11 lessons unlearned, sees threat from radical Islam:

Congressman Allen West said Wednesday the nation hasn't learned the lessons from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks largely because political correctness is hobbling political leaders from confronting the threat he sees from Islamic extremists.

West, a Republican who represents Broward and Palm Beach counties, made his comments at a Washington, D.C., event at which he hosted the screening of a conservative Christian group's film "Sacrificed Survivors: The Untold Story of the Ground Zero Mega Mosque."

"My fear is that maybe we could end up forgetting what happened on 9/11 because of certain things like political correctness or this desire to be a multicultural America. But in being a multicultural America, we must never forget the fundamental principles and values that made us great," West said.

"Have we really learned a lesson from 9/11? I don't think we have. I think we are so anxious with this fast food type of mentality that we can quickly move beyond something that were not willing to sit back and really assess what is really happening in and around us," he said.

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THE INDIANA CONNECTION ~ By Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D. � ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL)

THE INDIANA CONNECTION ~ By Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D. � ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984 ~ (BLOG & EMAIL):

About the same time, the New York City Board of Education was adopting “The Gary Plan,” named for the “innovative” educational system of Gary, Indiana, introduced by William Wirt of that city, who had been hired by the New York City Board of Education as an “expert” educational consultant. Judge John Hylan successfully ran for mayor of New York City opposing this plan, stating on March 26, 1922:

“One of my first acts as Mayor was to pitch out, bag and baggage, from the educational system of our city the Rockefeller agents and the Gary plan of education to fit the children for the mill and factory.”

On April 11, 1933, Rockefeller Foundation president Max Mason assured foundation trustees that in their program, “the Social Sciences will concern themselves with ................

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Navy fires another commanding officer, the 18th this year

Navy fires another commanding officer, the 18th this year:

The Navy has fired another commanding officer, the 18th this year, surpassing last year’s mark of 17 with slightly less than four months left to go.

Cmdr. Mark Olson of USS The Sullivans was relieved of his command due to a loss of confidence in his abilities following an Admiral’s Mast on Wednesday, according to a Navy news release.

Vice Adm. Daniel Holloway, commander of U.S. 2nd Fleet, made the decision after close examination of an incident that occurred Aug. 17 during a gunnery exercise in the Cherry Point Operating Area range, the release said.

Navy officials said inert rounds landed close to a civilian fishing vessel, which was mistaken for a towed target the ship was instructed to engage. The vessel and crew of the fishing vessel were unharmed.

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nothing reminds me of the old soviet union more than "freerepublic"

nothing reminds me of the old soviet union more than "freerepublic":

nothing reminds me of the old soviet union more than "freerepublic"


Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2011 11:10:05 PM by Hillary's Folly

This site is broken when people like me are blocked for stating the obvious. What is the obvious? ask me privately because the "free" "republic" will keep us from discussin it in the "forum"

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Rush Limbaugh Schools Us On Moderates

Rush Limbaugh Schools Us On Moderates:

Rush Limbaugh Schools Us On Moderates: Moderation Is Not A Substantive Belief, Moderation Is A Tactic. Moderates Exist To Be SEEN As Something Rather Than Existing To BE Something.

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Influence of Obama's brother Abongo felt in Washington


President Obama's half-brother, who runs a foundation that collects funds in the United States, was able to get approval of a tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service in an unheard-of time period of only a month, records reveal.

Barack Obama's half-brother Abongo Malik Obama, also known as "Roy" Obama, appears to have received the sudden IRS approval to operate as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization in only 30 days. The result was made retroactive for three years.

The Barack H. Obama Foundation, which runs out of a commercial mail drop in Arlington, Va., has solicited tax-deductible contributions on the Internet since 2008.

But it first submitted an application for its tax exemption in May and was granted the status in June, according to records.

Abongo Malik Obama continues to serve as the founder and president of the Barack H. Obama Foundation, which, since it was set up in 2008, has asked for tax-deductible contributions on the Internet, listing addresses and telephone numbers both in the U.S. and Kenya, but without disclosing the group lacked an IRS determination letter.

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United 93: "It was Clear That We Would... Take the Aircraft Down"

United 93: "It was Clear That We Would... Take the Aircraft Down":

Major Heather Penney recounts the drama in the skies after District of Columbia Air National Guard pilots scrambled to intercept incoming hostile planes.

She describes why F-16’s initially took off from Andrews Air Force Base unarmed – and what she was prepared to do to bring down a plane piloted by terrorists.....................

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Today's Toons 9/8/11

Today's Toons 9/8/11: Today's Toons 9/8/11
GOP Briefing Room ^ | 9/8/11 | pookie18

Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2011 6:41:23 AM by pookie18

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