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#1154233 Jun 21, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
AP eats crow over its article about a mass grave at a Catholic Orphanage.
"In addition, in the June 3 story, the AP quoted a researcher who said she believed that most of the remains of children who died there were interred in a disused septic tank; the researcher has since clarified that without excavation and forensic analysis it is impossible to know how many sets of remains the tank contains, if any."
http://americamagazine.org/content/all-things...
Eats crow?? WTF??

And you speak of others hyperbole. HAHAHAHAHAHA

Typical Lowblow stupidity.
NuculurNUTsurpri Zed

Palm Coast, FL

#1154234 Jun 21, 2014
FAKE Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
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Everything I post makes me and everyone else Yawn..
Not Surprized! LOL
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1154235 Jun 21, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
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Poor, poor, little woodenhead thinks hyperbole works.
Nay, it doesn't.
lol! Yes it does son!

Your opinion would let you see it!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1154236 Jun 21, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL, let's recap
Flack posts that four scientist disagree with Obama
You--post an article written by a journalist full of hyperbole
I--point out the comments challenge some of his claims
you--character assissination of those who disagree with the Obama rhetoric
I--Sonic, you have not discredited what was said by those challenging the data. You are using copy and paste as a crutch.
You--this post. Pure nonsense.
lol!

Thank you for your opinions again son.... as usual!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1154237 Jun 21, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
Poor, poor, little woodenhead thinks hyperbole works.
Nay, it doesn't.
Your opinion wouldn't let you see it!

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1154238 Jun 21, 2014
Evolution depends on rare chance events,'molecular time travel' experiments show
Jun 19, 2014 by Kevin Jiang
Evolution depends on rare chance events,'molecular time travel' experiments show
Chance events may profoundly shape history. What if Franz Ferdinand's driver had not taken a wrong turn, bringing the Duke face to face with his assassin? Would World War I still have been fought? Would Hitler have risen to power decades later?
Historians can only speculate on what might have been, but a team of evolutionary biologists studying ancient proteins has turned speculation into experiment. They resurrected an ancient ancestor of an important human protein as it existed hundreds of millions of years ago and then used biochemical methods to generate and characterize a huge number of alternative histories that could have ensued from that ancient starting point.
Tracing these alternative evolutionary paths, the researchers discovered that the protein – the cellular receptor for the stress hormone cortisol – could not have evolved its modern-day function unless two extremely unlikely mutations happened to evolve first. These "permissive" mutations had no effect on the protein's function, but without them the protein could not tolerate the later mutations that caused it to evolve its sensitivity to cortisol. In screening thousands of alternative histories, the researchers found no alternative permissive mutations that could have allowed the protein's modern-day form to evolve. The researchers describe their findings June 16, online in Nature.
"This very important protein exists only because of a twist of fate," said study senior author Joe Thornton, PhD, professor of ecology & evolution and human genetics at the University of Chicago. "If our results are general – and we think they probably are – then many of our body's systems work as they do because of very unlikely chance events that happened in our deep evolutionary past," he added.
Thornton specializes in ancestral protein reconstruction, a technique that uses gene sequencing and computational methods to travel backwards through the evolutionary tree and infer the likely sequences of proteins as they existed in the deep past. Through biochemical methods, these ancient proteins can be synthesized and introduced into living organisms to study their function.
Thornton and others have previously shown that the evolution of modern-day proteins required permissive mutations in the past. But no one had ever investigated whether there were many or few other possible permissive mutations that could have happened, so it remained unknown how unlikely it is that evolution discovered a permissive pathway to the modern function.

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#1154239 Jun 21, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
Too funny
Advertising fail from Sonasoft--
"If the IRS uses Sonasoft products to backup their servers why wouldn't you choose them?"
And that is funny how??

They didn't say it was used to back up their e-mail system. DUH

What do you think is contained in the IRS servers?? The tax returns of millions of Americans over many years, you idiot.

Another epic fail on Lowblow's part!!

Keep posting stupidity, you're right back to your old ways of being the thread asshat.
Jay

United States

#1154240 Jun 21, 2014
Bud wrote:
<quoted text>
George Soros's MEDIA MATTERS? The same billionaire George Soros that funds Occupiers and dominates the SEIU workers? The same George Soros who spends mega dollars on Obama and other dems....The same George Soros whose dad worked with the third reich during WWII and had his son George confiscate Hungarian Jews personal property but has yet to be tried for his crimes.
LMAO
Don't do it....libs hate facts.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1154241 Jun 21, 2014
To answer this question, Thornton and co-author Michael Harms, PhD, of the University of Oregon focused on the glucocorticoid receptor (GR), a key protein in the endocrine system that regulates development and stress responses in response to the hormone cortisol. They resurrected the gene for ancestral GR as it existed around 450 million years ago, before it evolved its capacity to specifically recognize cortisol. They included a handful of mutations that occurred slightly later that allowed the protein to evolve its cortisol recognition, but they left out the permissive mutations, rendering the protein nonfunctional.
Thornton and Harms then created millions of copies of this genetic template, using a method that introduced random mutations into every new copy, thus mimicking the variation that evolution could have produced in the protein under alternative scenarios. To identify permissive mutations in these "might-have-been" pathways, they engineered yeast cells that could grow only if they contained a functional GR and then introduced their "library" of mutated versions of ancestral GR into them. If any of the mutations were permissive, they would restore the GR's function and allow the yeast to grow when exposed to cortisol.
Thornton and Harms tested many thousands of variants but found none that restored the function of GR other than the historical mutations that occurred in actuality. "Among the huge numbers of alternate possible histories, there were no other permissive mutations that could have opened an evolutionary path to the modern-day GR," Thornton said.
By studying the effects of mutations on the ancient protein's physical architecture, Harms and Thornton also showed why permissive mutations are so rare. To exert a permissive effect, a mutation had to stabilize a specific portion of the protein – the same part destabilized by the function-switching mutations – without stabilizing other regions or otherwise disrupting the structure. Very few mutations, they showed, can satisfy all these narrow constraints.
"These results show that contingency—the influence of chance events on the way evolution unfolds—is built into the atomic structure of molecules," said Irene Eckstrand, Ph.D., of the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of General Medical Sciences, which provided substantial funding for the research. "If the results hold true for other systems, this will be a highly significant contribution to our understanding of exactly how proteins can evolve new functions—a process that accounts for the diversity of life and the origins of genetic variation."
While most prior discussions of historical contingency in evolution have focused on external events such as asteroid impacts, mass extinctions, climate change, Thornton and Harms showed that the intrinsic complexity of proteins as physical objects also makes evolution depend profoundly on low-probability chance events.
"It's very exciting to have been able to directly study alternative ancient histories," Thornton said. "If evolutionary history could be relaunched from ancestral starting points, we would almost certainly end up with a radically different biology from the one we have now. Unpredictable genetic events are constantly opening paths to some evolutionary outcomes and closing the paths to others, all within the biochemical systems of our cells.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1154242 Jun 21, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL, let's recap
Flack posts that four scientist disagree with Obama
You--post an article written by a journalist full of hyperbole
I--point out the comments challenge some of his claims
you--character assissination of those who disagree with the Obama rhetoric
I--Sonic, you have not discredited what was said by those challenging the data. You are using copy and paste as a crutch.
You--this post. Pure nonsense.
It wasn't just 4 scientists. It was 4 former heads of the EPA.

“Stop Child Soliders”

Since: Apr 14

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#1154243 Jun 21, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Your opinion wouldn't let you see it!
Fools who pull a comment out of a quote made by someone else deserves mocking.

Since: Sep 10

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#1154244 Jun 21, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
Palestinians are celebrating the kidnapping of 3 children, but the world pretends Israelis building houses is the obstacle to peace.
The world is a lot smarter than the nitwit from Nebraska. The Presbyterians just divested their holdings of some companies in Israel.

Another ignorant opinion??

No source, which means Lowblow just made it up.

Typical of the lying POS she is.

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""The largest U.S. Presbyterian church narrowly voted Friday to divest from three multinational corporations that it said supply Israel with products that promote violence in occupied Palestinian territories.

The divestment, vehemently opposed by many of the nation's prominent Jewish organizations, and hailed by many pro-Palestinian activists, passed by seven votes after hours of tense and complex debate. It means the Presbyterian Church (USA) will sell its shares of Motorola Solutions, Caterpillar and Hewlett Packard, worth about $21 million.""
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1154245 Jun 21, 2014
Bud wrote:
<quoted text>
George Soros's MEDIA MATTERS? The same billionaire George Soros that funds Occupiers and dominates the SEIU workers? The same George Soros who spends mega dollars on Obama and other dems....The same George Soros whose dad worked with the third reich during WWII and had his son George confiscate Hungarian Jews personal property but has yet to be tried for his crimes.
LMAO
so who owns FOX?

Murdoch of Fox News Admits Manipulating the News for Agenda



agenda? no wonder FOX is always mad at the MSM.

and would you agree that Murdoch is nothing more than a rich Joseph Goebbels? Agenda indeed. i bet Hitler would've been a global warming denier.

“Stop Child Soliders”

Since: Apr 14

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#1154246 Jun 21, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
And that is funny how??
They didn't say it was used to back up their e-mail system. DUH
What do you think is contained in the IRS servers?? The tax returns of millions of Americans over many years, you idiot.
Another epic fail on Lowblow's part!!
Keep posting stupidity, you're right back to your old ways of being the thread asshat.
LOL, oh my gosh, another Leftie-- who has no clue what is happening in the news-- spouting off.

Too funny.

“Stop Child Soliders”

Since: Apr 14

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#1154247 Jun 21, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
The world is a lot smarter than the nitwit from Nebraska. The Presbyterians just divested their holdings of some companies in Israel.
Another ignorant opinion??
No source, which means Lowblow just made it up.
Typical of the lying POS she is.
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""The largest U.S. Presbyterian church narrowly voted Friday to divest from three multinational corporations that it said supply Israel with products that promote violence in occupied Palestinian territories.
The divestment, vehemently opposed by many of the nation's prominent Jewish organizations, and hailed by many pro-Palestinian activists, passed by seven votes after hours of tense and complex debate. It means the Presbyterian Church (USA) will sell its shares of Motorola Solutions, Caterpillar and Hewlett Packard, worth about $21 million.""
Yea, you Progressives keep justifying the kidnapping of children by Palestine. That should be a winning position.

Get real, bud
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1154248 Jun 21, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
Fools who pull a comment out of a quote made by someone else deserves mocking.
You do it all the time son.

That's the one consistency you do have!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1154249 Jun 21, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL, let's recap
Flack posts that four scientist disagree with Obama
You--post an article written by a journalist full of hyperbole
I--point out the comments challenge some of his claims
you--character assissination of those who disagree with the Obama rhetoric
I--Sonic, you have not discredited what was said by those challenging the data. You are using copy and paste as a crutch.
You--this post. Pure nonsense.
disagree? after the EPA guy says that he's not going to comment on the science or the politics?

watch the video. you know, where context can't be ignored unless you're a shill being paid by Breitbart.

“Stop Child Soliders”

Since: Apr 14

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#1154250 Jun 21, 2014
Hey, if Mitt Romney's high school "noogies" incident was fair game, so is Hillary's law cases.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1154251 Jun 21, 2014
Researcher invents continuous, zero-toxic-emission system that converts nonrecycled plastics into crude oil
Jun 20, 2014 by Rob Matheson
Researcher invents continuous, zero-toxic-emission system that converts nonrecycled plastics into crude oil
Plastic is becoming a major problem worldwide: In 2012, the United States alone produced roughly 32 million tons of plastic waste, while only recycling about 9 percent of its plastic, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
This is because of the growing use of "nonrecycled" plastics, primarily made of polystyrene and polypropylene. Seeing little return value, recyclers toss these plastics into landfills, where they pile up and never decompose. As a result, landfill space is becoming a concern.
But now MIT spinout PK Clean, founded by Priyanka Bakaya MBA '11, aims to end the landfilling of plastic with a cost-effective system that breaks down nonrecycled plastics into oil, while reusing some of the gas it produces to operate.
"Plastic comes from oil to begin with, so it makes sense, instead of landfilling plastic, to convert it back to usable fuel," Bakaya says. "The goal is to end landfilled plastic waste forever—not just domestically, but also globally."
PK Clean's so-called "continuous" system—the first of its kind in the United States, according to Bakaya—runs on a process called catalytic depolymerization, where heat and a catalyst break down plastics into crude oil to sell to refineries.
About 70 to 80 percent of the product comes out as oil. Roughly 10 to 20 percent becomes hydrocarbon gas that heats the system, while the remainder is char residue.
Following a trial in Pune, India, PK Clean last year built and installed its first full-scale commercial plant in Salt Lake City, partnering with Rocky Mountain Recycling, Utah's largest recycler.
Operating continuously, the plant can convert up to 10 tons of plastic per day into 60 barrels of oil, with zero toxic emissions. Produced at around $35 per barrel, the oil is sold to a nearby refinery for around $100 per barrel.
After nearly a year of operations in Utah, PK Clean plans to partner with other recyclers across the nation. Eventually, Bakaya says the plan is to move to developing countries, "where plastic waste is even more of an issue."
Pushing the envelope in design
Plastics come in seven categories: Type 1 (such as water bottles and soda bottles) and type 2 (foggy plastics, such as milk cartons) are easily recycled. But types 3 through 7—including plastic foam, disposable utensils, plastic pipes, food-storage containers, and shampoo bottles—are either not easily recycled or unrecyclable.
To convert these plastics into oil, PK Clean first shreds them. The shreds are then entered into a reactor—which runs at about 400 degrees Celsius—where a catalyst helps degrade the plastics' long carbon chains. This produces a vapor that runs through a condenser, where it's made into oil.
Systems using similar processes have been around for years. But these have been too energy-inefficient and costly for recyclers to adopt. On the other hand, PK Clean's system, Bakaya says, costs a quarter the price of other systems to run, while producing greater yields.
"We had to push the envelope with the design and operating costs to make something that can be adopted and easily used," Bakaya says.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1154252 Jun 21, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> It wasn't just 4 scientists. It was 4 former heads of the EPA.
and they all agree that climate change is real and we should be addressing it, as the article i posted clearly states. as their own previous statements on this issue corroborate.

when you choose articles from less than reputable journalists, you will get crappy information.

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