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on 28 June 2012 01:00:00 AM. © They gave us a republic... - Front Page
By BG & YD
- The phrase you're looking for is "Karma's a bitch" Also -- she has red hair and PMS. Greyston Garcia, the 26-year-old man who was acquitted of murder under Floridas "Stand Your Ground" law(lessness) in March after chasing down the man who stole the radio out of his car and stabbing him in the chest after the thief turned and swung a bag of stolen radios at him was shot to death Tuesday night after he was caught in the crossfire as two gangs were shooting at one another. If he had gone to jail, where you belong if you chase someone down and kill them with a knife over a fucking radio, he would still be alive.
- We're sure the mean-spirited, authoritarian assholes consider this a feature and not a bug. "Papers, Please" anti-immigrant laws are affecting female immigrants more than males, and in states where such laws are on the books, the police have taken to setting up roadblocks and checkpoints near schools and hospitals so they can snare women as they take their children to school and for doctor's appointments. Shit like this makes us wish Karma was more active about dispensing her special kind of justice.
- It's nice when the good guys win a round. A top Democratic aide that is familiar with the transportation bill, speaking on condition of anonymity, of course, says that the final version left out the veto-bait Keystone pipeline end-run.
- The human family is broader, older, and more interesting than freakazoids imagine. "An early relative of humans chewed on bark and leaves, according to fossil evidence. Analysis of food trapped in the teeth of the two-million-year-old "southern ape" suggests it existed on a unique diet of forest fruits and other woodland plants.The study, in Nature, gives an insight into the evolution of what could have been a direct human ancestor.Other early African contemporaries had a diet suggesting a grassland habitat.The first fossils of Australopithecus sediba, discovered in South Africa in 2008, were hailed as a remarkable discovery. Teeth from two individuals were analysed in the latest research, focussing on patterns of dental wear, carbon isotope data and plant fragments from dental tartar.The evidence suggests the ape-like creature ate leaves, fruit, bark, wood and other forest vegetation.Dr Amanda Henry of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, led the research."We've for the first time been able to put together three quite different methods for reconstructing diet and gotten one cohesive picture of the diet of this ancient species and that picture is really quite different from what we've seen in other hominins (human ancestors)," she said."That's exciting, we're seeing a lot more variation among these species than we'd expected." "
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