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The Forever Dog — Dog breeds were created by human beings. The village dog created itself

January 30, 2012 Leave a comment

While a postdoc at Cornell University a few years ago, Adam Boyko became curious about the little-studied village vagrants. Though dogs were first domesticated 20,000 to 15,000 years ago, most breeds go back only a few hundred years.

Perhaps village dog DNA might shed light on the long, early history of domestication, when canines were hanging around humans yet not under our domain. But how to get samples?As it happened, around the same time Boyko’s brother Ryan had married, and he and wife Corin were looking for a cheap honeymoon off the beaten track. The three Boykos decided to merge their two quests.

Adam — now at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine — obtained a grant, then enlisted Ryan and Corin to spend their honeymoon traveling around Egypt, Uganda, and Namibia, befriending villagers and local vets.

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Is the Tea Party Losing Its Grip on the GOP?

January 30, 2012 4 comments

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Newt Gingrich‘s fast Florida fade is the latest indication that the Tea Party is losing its grip on the GOP, with the establishment poised to triumph once again.An official endorsement Saturday night from last year’s Tea Party standout, Herman Cain; an all-but-official backing from longtime Tea Party darling Sarah Palin; and the support of an increasing number of Tea Party officials around the country have not lifted Gingrich back over Mitt Romney in the Florida polls.

That weakened clout has been accompanied by the Republican establishment’s full-throttle charge at Gingrich’s past — to great effect with the primary here just one day away.It’s a stunning twist of fate for the GOP, which just 18 months ago was mired in intraparty battles that gave rise to the grass-roots movement, and which had been desperately seeking anyone but Mitt Romney in the presidential race to satisfy its hard-right turn. Still, if Romney wins here on Tuesday and goes on to clinch the nomination in the coming weeks or months, it may not settle the question of whether he has quieted the Tea Party faithful heading toward the general election.Its various favorites have failed to take hold.

Michele Bachmann was ultimately not seen as credible, Cain was forced out of the race over charges of sexual harassment, and Rick Perry couldn’t pass muster through the debates.Though Gingrich has embraced the Tea Party — and many of its leaders have hugged him back — he doesn’t fit the movement’s mold.

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(“According to preliminary reports, Judge Malihi issued a default judgment against Obama and will recommend to the Georgia Secretary of State that Obama’s name not appear on the Georgia ballot starting with the March 6th Georgia Democratic primary.”) ~ Dishonest Republicans, Gutless Conservative Media & the Collapse of a Corrupt Political System – PE

January 30, 2012 12 comments

…..Barack Hussein Obama is a Constitutionally illegal President. He does not meet the natural born citizen eligibility requirement outlined in Article II, Section I, Clause 5 of the Constitution and the binding Supreme Court precedent Minor v. Happersett 1874, which defines natural born as a US citizen born of citizen parents at the time of the child’s birth.

Link, at naturalborncitizen.wordpress.comIn addition, Obama has committed felonies by forging his birth documents and his Selective Service registration and using a Social Security Number not issued to him. Link, at scribd.comBecause Obama, whose father was Kenyan, is not a natural born citizen and, therefore, has never been eligible for the Presidency, a lawsuit was filed against him by ordinary American citizens and heard on January 26, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia by administrative judge Michael Malihi.

Links A, B, C, D at GulagBound.comNeither Barack Obama nor his attorneys appeared at the hearing.

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Jan Brewer Didn’t Roll Over In Her Obama Photo-Op

January 30, 2012 5 comments

The now-famous picture of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer shaking her finger at President Obama is both appropriate and deserved. In America, we don’t have rulers entitled to the deference and obsequiousness other countries show to their kings; our elected officials are ordinary citizens whom we are free to criticize.

Obama apparently took offense at the way Gov. Brewer described her meeting with the president in the Oval Office. She said he had been “condescending,” “patronizing” and just wanted to lecture her, instead of showing any willingness to hear Arizona’s concerns about border problems. He also didn’t answer the governor’s five letters.

Her description sounds authentic because that’s exactly how he treated her when they met on the tarmac as he was campaigning for re-election. The background of this meeting is the insulting way Obama is treating Arizona by suing that state for trying to enforce laws against illegal aliens, withdrawing National Guardsmen from the Mexican border, initiating a civil rights investigation of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the scandal of the “Fast and Furious” gun-sale operation.

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State of the Union Speech Analysis | ATLAH Media Network

January 30, 2012 2 comments

State of the Union Speech Analysis

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(EXCERPT) ~ savethemales.ca – Financial Advice From Christ

January 30, 2012 2 comments

MORE ADVICE FROM CHRIST FINANCIAL -

24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.

25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?

26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

27Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?

28 So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin;

29 And yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

31 Therefore do not worry, saying, “What shall we eat?’ or “What shall we drink?’ or “What shall we wear?’

32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

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Obama attorney knows eligibility hearing was disaster for the president | Western Journalism.com

January 30, 2012 7 comments
English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the...

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Though we’ll not know the outcome of the Georgia hearing regarding ballot eligibility for the nation’s number 1 undocumented worker until the first part of February, Barack Obama’s high-powered attorney apparently suffered an attack of rapid, shallow breathing just before the courtroom drama was about to unfold.

One day prior to the scheduled hearing before Administrative Judge Michael Malihi, Obama attorney Michael Jablonski addressed both a letter to Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp AND an email, directed to the Secretary via one of the court’s hearing officers, asking Kemp to cancel the hearing.

Georgia law allows “any elector who is eligible to vote for a candidate” to file an objection to that candidate’s inclusion on the State ballot. (1)

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