In the latest video, Mr. Sotloff describes himself as “paying the price” for the Obama administration’s decision to strike ISIS targets in Iraq. The same masked fighter who appeared in the video of Mr. Foley’s beheading also appears beside Mr. Sotloff, asserting, “I’m back, Obama, and I’m back because of your arrogant foreign policy towards the Islamic State.”
if we don’t respect our environment it will turn on us.
The gravity of the world’s current extinction rate becomes clearer upon knowing what it was before people came along. A new estimate finds that species die off as much as 1,000 times more frequently nowadays than they used to. That’s 10 times worse than the old estimate of 100 times.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — It’s hard to comprehend how bad the current rate of species extinction around the world has become without knowing what it was before people came along. The newest estimate is that the pre-human rate was 10 times lower than scientists had thought, which means that the current level is 10 times worse.
Extinctions are about 1,000 times more frequent now than in the 60 million years before people came along. The explanation from lead author Jurriaan de Vos, a Brown University postdoctoral researcher, senior author Stuart Pimm, a Duke University professor, and their team appears online in the journal Conservation Biology.
“This reinforces the urgency to conserve what is left and to try to reduce our impacts,” said de Vos, who began the work while at the University of Zurich. “It was very, very different before humans entered the scene.”
Also worthy of note among Film’s problems: the mass migration of serious adult drama to Television.
The movie industry is facing a crisis: Seduced by mobile phones and video games, younger audiences are drifting away. This year, domestic box office, at $7.5 billion, is down more than 5 percent. But there is a possible future in which the industry rebounds.
Picture it: Ten years from now, some members of the family might watch Star Wars: Episode XII at a giant widescreen theater that makes current Imax houses look puny. With the latest interactive technology, their own faces could be projected into the crowd scenes, making them, literally, part of the action. Tomorrow’s “movies” could boast images so real, they’re more like “the feelies” Aldous Huxley imagined in Brave New World.
The mask is off, here is the ugly face of TCOT for all to see.
Note the popular technique of quoting “their” Blacks like Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell, Larry Elder, Mychal Massie, to get away with outright racism.
The KKK is a hate group, the attempt to disguise themselves as a religious rights group is laughable, but not really funny.
Carlos Enrique Londoño laughs at the Ku Klux Klan recruitment flier recently left on the driveway of his suburban New York home. It’s unlikely the group would accept him.
“I’m Colombian and dark-skinned,” said Londoño, a painter and construction worker who has lived in Hampton Bays on Long Island for 30 years.
The flier was tucked into a plastic bag along with a membership application, the address for the KKK national office in North Carolina, a list of beliefs and three Jolly Rancher candies.
KKK fliers covered a Texas neighborhood How he became a member of the KKK Mom defends son’s KKK costume
The packages appear to be part of a wider recruitment effort by the Klan across the country, Ryan Lenz, senior writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center, told CNN on Saturday.
You can dislike McCain and his “bomb Iran” ways all you like, but if you want to attack him do so with substance and truth, not false agitprop. He says enough foolish things that you shouldn’t need to lie about him. Don’t get caught up in forwarding this fraud either or you undermine yourself.
In a meeting Thursday with The Arizona Republic’s editorial board, McCain said a Hezbollah-controlled newspaper in Beirut was the first to make unfounded accusations about the men in the photo.
One of the men with McCain is Gen. Salim Idris, who at the time chief of staff of the Free Syrian Army’s Supreme Military Council. He was removed from the post in February. Another is Mouaz Moustafa, executive director of the Syrian Emergency Task Force, a Washington, D.C.-based group that encourages U.S. intervention on behalf of the moderate opposition and organized McCain’s visit. A third man who had been disputed in the past has since been identified “as one of the brigade commanders for the Free Syrian Army,” McCain said.
He was with the Northern Storm Brigade, a force affiliated with the Free Syrian Army that has battled ISIS, McCain’s office clarified.
aside: why will the spell checker accept “agitprop” but not “agitpropaganda?”
On Friday, CeeLo Green pleaded no contest to a felony count of providing Ecstasy to a woman in 2012. The unnamed woman accused the former The Voice judge of spiking her drink after meeting at a sushi restaurant. The woman stated that the next thing she realized she had awakened in a bedroom naked, with Green in the room. She stated that she had recordings of Green apologizing and making references to the Ecstasy that was used.
According to the Review Journal, prosecutors in the case rejected a rape charge but Green was hit with the felony drug charge instead. Green’s attorney, Blair Berk, stated that the sex was consensual, but that Green did supply the woman with the drug.
A Los Angeles judge sentenced Green to three years’ formal probation and 45 days’ community service. In addition to the sentence, Green has to undergo drug and alcohol counseling. His no-contest plea cannot be used against him if a civil case is filed against him.
Police sources have told TMZ that her story was flawed, primarily because she had been dating CeeLo for some time prior to the alleged incident, and also because she had previously been intimate with the singer.
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She obliged. How could she not? They knew where she lived. “If you don’t come back, we will rape your mother and make you watch,” they would say.
At night, she would come home and hide her soiled clothes at the back of her closet. When she finally found the courage to tell her mother, just shy of her 14th birthday, two police officers came to collect the clothes as evidence, half a dozen bags of them.
But a few days later, they called to say the bags had been lost.
“All of them?” she remembers asking. A check was mailed, 140 pounds, or $232, for loss of property, and the family was discouraged from pressing charges. It was the girl’s word against that of the men. The case was closed.
Lucy’s account of her experience is emblematic of what investigators say happened during a 16-year reign of terror and impunity in this poor northern English town of 257,000, where at least 1,400 children, some as young as 11, were groomed for sexual exploitation while the authorities looked the other way. One girl told investigators that gang rape was part of growing up in her neighborhood.
Would the FBI be involved if this where a non celebrity?
The FBI is leading the hunt for the hacker who stole naked photographs of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities, a bureau spokesman said Monday.
Images of the 24-year-old Oscar-winner began appearing on the website 4chan on Sunday night after the actress’s Apple iCloud account was apparently broken into.
Anonymous 4chan users claimed to have photographs of 100 women including the actresses Scarlett Johansson and Winona Ryder and the models Kate Upton and Cara Delevingne.
US military forces attacked the Islamic extremist al-Shabaab network in an operation in Somalia on Monday, the Pentagon said, in a strike a Somali official said targeted the group’s fugitive leader.
Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said the US was assessing the results and would provide more information when appropriate.
A senior Somali intelligence official said a US drone targeted al-Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane as he left a meeting of the group’s top leaders. Godane, also known as Mukhtar Abu Zubeyr, is the group’s spiritual leader under whose direction the Somali militants forged an alliance with al-Qaeda.
The Somali official said intelligence indicated Godane “might have been killed along with other militants.” The official said the attack took place in a forest near Sablale district, 105 miles south of Mogadishu, where al-Shabaab trains its fighters.