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.
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.
(“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
…..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.
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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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.
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)
GUNNY G: Re OFFICERS OATH TO SERVE THE NATION…
All well and good, but I see no mention regarding the words, “enemies foreign and domestic,” mentioned here…???
A General Patton family relative, and a known anti-communist, all the ins and outs of this case have never been well known to the American public…???
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Did Larry McDonald Survive
The ‘Shootdown’ Of KAL 007?
From Dick Eastman
THE CONSTITUTION – WHAT IT IS AND IS NOT
…..I continue to hear that the constitution will save us. Not the Bible mind you, but a constitution of and by men. It is as if the constitution – and the constitution alone – is the basis for the moral principles that directs the affairs of men.
This is simply a goofy and specious contention. The constitution never saved anyone and it never will. As a matter of fact it will not save this nation or preserve it from the ultimate destruction that now breathes down our necks. God is not bound by the constitution and unless my power of observation is entirely faulty neither are those who govern this nation, though they ought to be.
I do believe that the constitution as it was contemplated and written by the founders was – a past tense application here – a quite marvelous and venerable document. Some very enlightened and remarkable men constructed the framework of the foundation upon which our government was supposed to rest.
The process wasn’t completed until the Bill of Rights was poured into the skeletal structure to cement the whole into a solid base upon which the blocks of regulatory laws were to be laid. The demolition of the whole began almost immediately upon its completion.
Almost immediately, and with rabid intensity, totalitarian-minded loose constructionists applied the wrecking ball to the constitution and never relented in its incremental destruction. As the number of these nationalist revolutionaries increased so the dismantling of the constitution increased. Today it is safe to say that strict construction advocators no longer exist.
The entirety of the laws that direct the affairs of government are predicated upon subjective – mostly capricious – judicial decrees. Our laws are no longer grounded in the constitution they are rather the evolutionary bastards of political correctness, nationalistic zeal, and socialist doctrine.
The constitution is now exactly as George W. Bush opined during one of his numerous emperor-like moments.
At some point in the past, the American ethos was centered on suspicion of government –whether liberal, conservative, or otherwise. For most of America’s first two centuries, Americans were taxed less, regulated less, and left more alone by their government than any other people in the world. These conditions resulted in an explosion of innovation, wealth, and culture unsurpassed at any time in human history.
As that trend seems to have reversed, Americans look to their past to try to establish where we have gone wrong and what we can do to solve our problems. Increasingly, some Americans point to the U.S. Constitution and our abandonment of its “limits on government” as the reason for our downfall. It is generally argued by “strict constitutionalists” that the purpose of the U.S. Constitution was to limit the power of the government. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Don’t get me wrong. If our government were limited to the powers granted it in that document, the United States of America would be far freer, far more prosperous, and likely not facing any of the monumental problems that it is facing now. However, that does not change the facts about why the Constitutional Convention was called or why the Constitution itself was
Last year I wrote an article titled “I’m Fed Up With Constitution Worship!” Since that time it seems, I hear more and more every day about “getting back to the constitution,” mainly from “conservatives” and those of the Tea Party persuasion. I always wonder not only have any of these people ever read and studied the constitution, but also do they even understand why it was secretly drafted in the first place?
All indications show that they aren’t at all familiar with the enabling power of that document to create a strong central governing system that reduced severely the sovereignty of the states.
I have this contrarian view not because I am cynical or pessimistic, but because I have thoroughly studied this set of rules or “law of the land,” and found them to be antagonist to individual liberty and state’s rights, and sympathetic to big government. When one compares the constitution that was replaced, The Articles of Confederation, there is little doubt of this truth. Lysander Spooner said this:
Says federal agency “traps” Americans into going along with police state
GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul slammed the TSA during a CNN interview Sunday night, refusing to back down a week after the incident involving the detainment of Senator Rand Paul by the federal agency in Nashville.
Speaking with Candy Crowley on CNN’s “State of the Union”, Paul dubbed the TSA a “bureaucratic monster” that “totally voids the concept of the fourth amendment.”
“They trap us into it,” Paul told Crowley. “There’s no way you can travel if you don’t do it. So I’ve said, you know, when you look at some of these pictures of probing groin areas and breast areas and all this, and old women having to take their clothes off, if we as a people are so complacent that we can look at that and say, oh, that’s OK, they’re making us safe.”
SOME SURPRISING INSIGHTS REGARDING THE US CONSTITUTION, BY NUMEROUS AUTHORS…
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Forty-Plus Minute Presentation by Thomas DiLorenzo !!!!!
If ya want the straight scoop on government and history, DiLorenzo is the one!
These are desperate times, with Barack Obama destroying the country, so it’s understandable. Believe me, no one wants to see him removed from office more than me – an office he is neither eligible nor worthy to hold.
Joseph de Maistre said back in the early 19th century that a nation gets the kind of leaders it deserves – certainly those nations where the people are permitted to do so.
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Listen to Ron Paul
Although Congress was back in session for scarcely more than a day last week, private citizens across the country managed to cause an uproar felt across Capitol Hill. The uproar took the form of hundreds of thousands of phone calls to both Senators and Representatives, urging them to oppose two draconian new bills that threaten the free and unbridled flow of information on the internet.
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What If Patriotism Means Abolishing the Government?
Andrew Napolitano on neo-America.
What if the Constitution No Longer Applied?
Hey RNC, get this through your big fat skulls:
I will never, ever vote for Mitt Romney… never
A month ago -when the Republican primary contest began to get ugly- it already seemed intra-party chasms that developed over this cycle would be taking some time to heal. We all still assumed that ‘anybody but Obama‘ would get us together in the end, though…yet no longer: there’s simply no dealing with the self-serving syndicate that’s re-written history and gang-raped Newt Gingrich just to stick us with some fake conservative scumbag. The TEA Party movement is on the verge of extinction if we fail to go on the offensive- and I mean now……
…..This isn’t the first time some so-called a conservative talk show host has attacked a candidate who would honor his oath of office. Michael Medved, another Salem Radio Network SRN talk show host who originates out of the liberal Seattle, Washington area, in 2004 had as his guest Constitutional Party candidate for president, Michael Anthony Peroutka, that he kicked around, interrupted and harassed for a segment or more. His chosen Vice President was Chuck Baldwin, a frequent contributor to NewsWithViews.According to its website, SRN is Number 1 for Christian and conservative views with over 190 hours of daily original programming and one of the fastest growing full-service radio networks in the U.S. with more than 2,000 radio stations, so why all the negativity from these so-called conservatives about a principled candidate like Ron Paul? Rush Limbaugh tends to be mean spirited too.
Rush, America’s gift to broadcasting, according to him anyway, helped President Clinton and the GOP controlled House under the leadership of House Speaker, Newt Gingrich, enact the North American Free Trade NAFTA in the mid 90’s and I haven’t heard one word about NAFTA in the debates.These talk show pundits don’t like Ron Paul’s foreign policies and they seem eager to go to war at the drop of the hat. Of course, Paul is the only candidate still in the running that has military service and gets more contributions from the military than any of the remaining three candidates. Paul doesn’t allow the Washington crowd or the SRN prideful twits to affect him one way or the other. He stays on course like a good captain of a ship. Obadiah, the shortest book in the Bible, says in V. 3 that people with prideful hearts are open to deception.The SRN website notes the leading conservative talk show hosts are Bill Bennett, Mike Gallagher, Hugh Hewitt, Michael Medved & Dennis Prager.
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Today’s Toons 1/30/12
The Right Reasons ^ | 1/30/12 | pookie18
Posted on Monday, January 30, 2012 6:09:23 AM by pookie18
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For the first time, this morning in Georgia, the question of Obama’s eligibility to serve, became official. No longer the stuff of speculation, no longer dismissible by liberals as something which will never be heard in court, Obama’s eligibility became a matter of an official court record.
Last week, I noted that Obama turned his back not just on Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer, but also on the laws of the State of Georgia. I closed my column, “Georgia Ballot Challenge: Obama Walks on By,” with the observation: “And most of the media has followed along right behind him.”
At the time, I had just witnessed an historic hearing that actually discussed the eligibility of the sitting president of the United States to run for a second term. The president had been subpoenaed to appear, and instead of his attorney respectfully following protocol to have that subpoena recalled, both Obama and his attorney, Michael Jablonski, simply failed to show up at all or offer any defense whatsoever.
Isn’t there a headline in there somewhere?