November 13, 2019

Black Issues in Philosophy: The 2019 Caribbean Philosophical Awards Winners

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by Lewis R. Gordon The Caribbean Philosophical Association is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the association’s awards for contributions to philosophical thought, literature, and mentorship: The Frantz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Catherine Walsh Frantz Fanon Outstanding Achievements Award Vijay Prashad Nicolás Guillén Lifetime Achievement Award Kamau Brathwaite Robin D.G. Kelley Stuart […]

Hurricane Michael makes landfall in Florida Panhandle

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By Dr. Jeff MastersFrom Weather Underground Update: Hurricane Michael made landfall at 2 pm EDT October 10, 2018 near Mexico Beach, FL with top sustained winds of 155 mph and a central pressure of 919 mb. This makes Michael the strongest landfalling mainland U.S. hurricane (by pressure) since Camille of 1969, which had a 900 […]

Judge sides with Trump on challenge to Mexico border wall

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From Newsmax A judge who was taunted by Donald Trump during the presidential campaign sided with the president Tuesday on a challenge to building a border wall with Mexico, removing what could have been a major obstacle to the signature campaign pledge. U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel rejected arguments by the state of California and […]

Inside the market for dead humans, where ‘donated’ bodies from low-income families sell for millions

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By Brian Grow and John Shiffman, Reuters From Business Insider Many dead bodies in the US are “donated” in exchange for free or cheap cremation, thus attracting low-income and desperate families to “donate” bodies. The bodies are often sold in an unregulated but almost completely legal market that experiments on the tissues. Funeral homes partner […]

Destinations of the week

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The 23 most relaxing vacation destinations in the world Part 3 By Madeline Diamond, INSIDER From Business Insider While the whole point of taking a vacation is to unwind, there are many resorts, retreats, and even entire cities known for their focus on health, wellness, and, of course, relaxation. Via Yoga offers yoga and surf-themed […]

Fossilized T-Rex skull to undergo neutron beams, high-energy x-rays exam

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From WN Researchers announced Tuesday they have produced the highest resolution scan ever done of the inner working of a fossilized tyrannosaur skull using neutron beams and high-energy X-rays, The Associated Press reported. By using these tools, the report said, scientists were given new clues that could be helpful to paleontologists in piecing together the […]

Fleas carrying the bubonic plague have been found in Arizona

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By Kevin Loria From Business Insider Health officials in two Arizona counties reported that fleas tested positive forYersinia pestis, the bacteria that causes the plague. Plague regularly appears in the American Southwest, where it often kills rodents like prairie dogs but occasionally infects people. There were two human cases of the plague in New Mexico […]

US: Man sues Burger King because hiring an alleged Taser and switchblade holding manager just isn’t cool

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By Ashlee Kiele From Consumerist Although there are few things worse than receiving a cold batch of onion rings, getting attacked by a Taser and switchblade wielding fast food manager probably ranks right up there. These events all led to a lawsuit filed against Burger King. According to the Courthouse News Service, a New Mexico man […]

Military Intel Confirms JW Reporting: Muslim terrorists entering U.S. via Mexico

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From Judicial Watch Corroborating what Judicial Watch uncovered years ago, a U.S. military intelligence report discloses that Muslim terrorists are being smuggled into the country through Mexico. The government calls them Special Interest Aliens (SIA) and Latin American smuggling networks are helping them cross the border, according to information obtained from a U.S. Southern Command […]

Missing treasure hunter remains found in New Mexico

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By Mary Hudetz and Susan Montoya Bryan Associated Press From Daily Democrat Authorities ID remains as those of missing treasure hunter ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A treasure hunter who disappeared this year while searching for an author’s cache of gold and jewels in the New Mexico wilderness was confirmed dead by authorities Tuesday after his remains […]