The New York Post's front page Thursday featured a photo of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack while using a partial quote by U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar. Some of Omar's Democratic colleagues, including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley, have defended Omar, who is Somali-American and wears a hijab. Thursday's cover of the New York Post featured a partial quote from Omar, "some people did something" on Sept. 11 and showed a photo of the Twin Towers after the planes hit. The main headline read: "Here's your something ... 2,977 people dead by terrorism."On March 23, Omar said at a Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) banquet that the organization was formed after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to protect civil rights. "Far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen, and frankly, I'm tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it," Omar said at the event. "CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that … [Read more...] about New York Post cover features Ilhan Omar quote and 9/11 terror attack
Useful quotes and sayings
I'm away right now, and haven't had time to prepare new stuff. So, here's something from the archives again: by which I mean, something written in 2006. It's still pretty interesting (in my humble opinion), but I would definitely do some things differently were I to re-write it today [gliding sifaka below from Demes et al. (1991): read on]. Mention 'flying primate' and most zoologists will think you're referring to the well known, controversial theory of John Pettigrew of the University of Queensland. And if that sentence sounds familiar, it's because I used it previously to introduce a post all about Pettigrew's controversial theory that megabats are not close relatives of microbats, but are instead close relatives of us primates. As reviewed in that post, currently the data does not favour the idea that the two bat groups evolved independently, and the 'flying primate' theory has not won widespread acceptance. The term 'flying primate' might be better attached however to another … [Read more...] about Literally, flying lemurs (and not dermopterans)
ISRAELI STAR He was one of Isreal's most successful - and most controversial - authors One of Israel’s most esteemed novelist, Amos Oz, has died. But what caused the man’s death, and what were the wordsmith’s most memorable quotes? Here’s the lowdown… What was Amos Oz’s cause of death? The author passed away from cancer in December 2018, at the age of 79. The sad news was announced by his daughter, historian Fania Oz-Salzberger. What books did he write? Of his impressive 18-book collection, perhaps his most famous work was his 2002 autobiographical work A Tale of Love and Darkness. The piece became a worldwide bestseller and was adapted for the big screen in 2015, directed by and starring Natalie Portman. Oz’s first book, Where The Jackals Howl, was completed by the time he was 26, and received critical acclaim in Israel. DEVIL DOG Young kids pulled 'out-of-control' husky off babysitter before cops shot it dead migrant … [Read more...] about What was Amos Oz’s cause of death, what books did he write and what are his best quotes?
NEW Year's Day is here and after much celebrating it's time to let 2019 really begin. From inspiring quotes and unusual traditions to Snapchat's new feature, here are some last-minute things to help you celebrate New Year's Day in style. What inspirational New Year's quotes are there? If you're looking forward to a fresh start, there's no better way to kick off 2018 than by ruminating on some inspirational words of wisdom. Here are a few of our favourite quotes: TS Eliot: For last year's words belong to last year's language And next year's words await another voice. Oprah Winfrey: Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. Alfred Tennyson: Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, "It will be happier." Neil Gaiman: Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever. William Shakespeare: Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. CS … [Read more...] about New Year 2019 quotes and traditions and how to use Snapchat’s Year End Story 2018 feature
Monday, December 24, 2018 by: Ethan Huff Tags: bitcoin, blockchain, Bubble, bubble market, Collapse, crash, crypto, cryptocurrency, deception, economics, fiance, Glitch, Nouriel Roubini, Price, risk, Roubini, scam, Senate, Wall Street (Natural News) A prominent economist who many people refer to as “Dr. Doom” is predicting that the price of Bitcoin is headed straight down to zero in the not-too-distant future. Nouriel Roubini, chairman of Roubini Macro Associates, believes that the popular digital cryptocurrency has been wildly overhyped since its onset, and now represents what he recently described as the “biggest bubble in human history.” Back in February, Roubini tweeted about the then-dramatic price slide of Bitcoin, which at the time was crashing below $6,000 per “coin” after reaching all-time-highs above $20,000 per coin. As of this writing, Bitcoin is now hovering just below $4,000 per coin – and will very soon, contends Roubini, … [Read more...] about Noted financial guru Roubini says Bitcoin is the “biggest bubble in human history” and will crash to ZERO