A 2012 study, published in the journal Naturwissenschaften, suggested that the presence of bitter and nutritionally-poor chamomile and yarrow residue on the plaque of 50,000-year-old Neanderthal teeth hints at plants being consumed for medicinal purposes. Ayla of Mamutoi rides again
But anthropologists reporting in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews have put forward a different theory. They suggest instead that the plant compounds could be from the part-digested stomach contents of hunted animals.
This is a practice still carried out by many cultures, including Australian Aborigines, who eat the stomach contents of kangaroo, and Greenland Inuit who consume the stomachs of reindeer as a delicacy.
Haggis is a savoury pudding containing sheep's pluck (heart, liver and lungs); minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and traditionally encased in the animal's stomach and simmered for approximately three hours. Most modern commercial haggis is prepared in a sausage casing rather than an actual stomach. wiki
Can't say I've enjoyed this savory delicacy--probably won't.
There is a difference between Haggis and what's in that Burrito at Stop-n-Rob?
One is made of bits of animal which as little as 100 years ago were craved but now are considered disgusting, wrapped in a casing which if you knew what it was you wouldn't touch it, and the other is Haggis.
[An Nahar] One of Mauritania's main opposition parties announced on Monday it was pulling out of the west African nation's November 23 elections despite an earlier pledge to take part.
The left-leaning Union of the Forces of Progress (UFP) - part of a coalition of opposition parties - said the boycott would thwart the "sham election" being planned by President Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz.
The move means that, of the 11 parties which make up the Coordination of Democratic Opposition, just the Islamist group Tewassoul has agreed to take part in the polls, arguing that its participation would be a "form of struggle against the dictatorship".
Mauritania has already had to postpone the parliamentary and local elections originally planned for October after the coalition said it would "boycott this electoral masquerade" in a bid to cause the vote to fail.
Following independence from La Belle France and the ensuing one-party government of Moktar Ould Daddah, deposed in 1978, Mauritania had a series of military rulers until its first multi-party election in 1992.
Abdel Aziz seized power in a 2008 coup and was elected a year later, but the opposition has never accepted his rule as legitimate and demanded he make way for a neutral leader to administer the vote.
Posted by: Fred ||
10/22/2013 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Arab Spring
[An Nahar] African leaders meeting in Chad agreed Monday to boost the powers of a peacekeeping force in the strife-torn Central African Republic, saying the troops must "immediately disarm and drive out" foreign armed groups. "Heads of state and government demand that the MISCA force deploy throughout the Central African Republic, disarm and drive out all foreign armed elements without delay," the leaders of the 10-nation ECCAS regional grouping said in a statement.
Soddy Arabia ...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face... came under fire again Monday over human rights When they're defined by the state or an NGO they don't mean much... abuses, including the death penalty and discrimination against women, days after refusing a seat on the United Nations ...an idea whose time has gone... Security Council. Diplomats at a U.N. review of Saudi Arabia's human rights record condemned the oil-rich kingdom's failure to abolish a system requiring women to seek permission from male relatives to do basic things such as leave the country, and also criticized a continued ban on driving for women.
Saudi Arabia should "put an end to the system of male guardianship for adult women," the representative for Switzerland ...home of the Helvetians, famous for cheese, watches, yodeling, and William Tell... said, echoing a recommendation made by many of the 104 states that took part in the Universal Periodic Review of the country before the U.N. Human Rights Council.
The review came days after Saudi Arabia rejected a seat on the U.N. Security Council, saying the diplomatic body had failed in its responsibility towards the Arab world.
Bandar bin Mohammad al-Aiban, who heads Saudi Arabia's Human Rights Commission and led the country's delegation in Geneva, said the country had made progress since its first such review in 2009. He said Saudi Arabia had for instance allocated a minimum of 20 percent of seats on its Shura Council -- an advisory body that can propose law changes to the king -- to women.
"Tangible progress has been achieved on a daily basis," he said.
But rights activists disagreed.
"Many countries have problematic records, but Saudi Arabia stands out for its extraordinary high levels of repression and its failure to carry out its promises to the Human Rights Council," Joe Stork, Human Rights Watch ... dedicated to bitching about human rights violations around the world... deputy director for the Middle East, said in a statement.
"Saudi Arabia's previous promises to the U.N. have been proven to be nothing but hot air," said Philip Luther of Amnesia Amnesty International, condemning an increase in the arbitrary detention of activists.
Diplomats hailed some progress, including Saudi Arabia's decision to join several international human rights conventions and steps to combat corruption, but expressed deep concern over Saudi Arabia's continued use of the death penalty, including for crimes committed by minors. The country needs to "end the practice of executing children," the Norwegian representative insisted, as others demanded a moratorium and eventual abolition of all death sentences.
The kingdom has executed 69 people so far this year, according to an Agence La Belle France Presse count.
Diplomats also urged Saudi Arabia to do more to protect migrant workers. Because of a system barring them from switching employers without permission, migrants often find themselves vulnerable to abuses including forced labor.
A report based on Monday's review is scheduled to be published Wednesday and adopted Friday.
Forget the Vitter amendment. Rand Paul wants to make sure that Congress cant ever again write laws with provisions specific to lawmakers.
The Kentucky freshman Republican has introduced a constitutional amendment that would preclude senators and representatives from passing laws that dont apply equally to U.S. citizens and Congress, the executive branch and the Supreme Court. The amendment is aimed squarely at Obamacare provisions specific to members of Congress and their staffs that became a central point of contention during the government shutdown. A traitor to his class!
This shouldn't require an amendment. But then, Congress is not known for being moral.
Posted by: Deacon Blues ||
10/22/2013 19:25 Comments ||
The Fed will after China opens fire agz Japan + PHIL, etal. in East Asia, + the Bammer Admin claims that the US can't intervene because it can no longer econ afford to.
The bad US-World Econ, Sequester, Shutdown, + post-Shutdown, etc. new threats is the PCorrect-Deniable cover story - WHEN THE US MAINSTREAM = VOTERS FIND OUT THAT THE ABOVESAME WERE INTENTIONAL OR PRE-PLANNED TO OCCUR, + PART OF A LT, ANTI-US, OWG-NWO GLOBALIST AGENDA THATS WHEN THE CIVIL WAR = "SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION" WILL BEGIN.
People can forgive a honest or sincere mistake - they won't forgive a wilful, calculated lie or deception that results in deliberate + protractive mass suffering + confusion.
...strange how the 'equal before the law' thingy somehow doesn't apply when it comes to that situation isn't it? And here I thought that redistribution thingy was also about outcome rather than opportunity.
[Pak Daily Times] Iranian security force handed over 38 Pak nationals to Levies force on Pak-Iran border in Taftan area of Chaghi district. Levies force informed on Monday that these Pak nationals had been placed in durance vile Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please! by Iranian security force because they were living there without valid travelling documents. The Levies force have handed over these deportees to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for further interrogation after completing initial investigation.
The High Court of Justice on Monday rejected by a tally of 5-2 a petition against the state's unilateral decision on Israel's natural gas export policy.
The petition, signed by a number of MKs, including opposition leader Shelly Yacimovich and Reuven Rivlin (Likud Baytenu) called for gas export policy to be determined by the Knesset. Translation "gimme a taste".
[Ynet] Qatar has agreed to provide $150 million in debt relief to the Paleostinian Authority, US Secretary of State John F. I was in Vietnam, you know Kerry Former Senator-for-Life from Massachussetts, self-defined war hero, speaker of French, owner of a lucky hat, conqueror of Cambodia, and current Secretary of State... said in Gay Paree after talks with Qatari Foreign Minister Khaled al-Attiyah.
[Pak Daily Times] Prosecutors at Cambodia's Khmer Rouge court on Monday demanded the maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment for two former top regime leaders on trial for crimes against humanity.
"Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea, 87, and ex-head of state Khieu Samphan, 82, are accused of playing a leading role in the "Killing Fields" atrocities in the late 1970s that left up to two million people dead.
Prosecutor Chea Leang said life in prison was "the only punishment that they deserve".
"On behalf of the Cambodian people and the international community we ask you for justice -- justice for the victims who perished and justice for the victims who survived today who had to live through such a vicious and cruel regime under the leadership of these two accused and other leaders," she added. The two defendants are the most senior surviving Khmer Rouge cadres.
Led by Pol Pot, who died in 1998, the communist regime wiped out a quarter of Cambodia's population through starvation, overwork and execution between 1975-79 in a bid to forge an agrarian utopia. The kingdom's UN-backed court is moving closer to a verdict in the complex trial, which has been split into a series of smaller trials.
Posted by: Fred ||
10/22/2013 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Commies
The Reds marched everyone out of the evil, capitalist cities, commerce and manufacturing centers at gunpoint. Social Justice was achieved, private ownership of anything other than your shirt and trouser was forbidden. Everyone enjoyed free housing, food, and medical care. Political dissent was handled quickly and effectively.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.