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« Reply #9120 on: Sep 15th, 2013, 09:54am »

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Dating of Beads Sets New Timeline for Early Humans

Sep. 13, 2013 — An international team of researchers led by Oxford University have new dating evidence indicating when the earliest fully modern humans arrived in the Near East, the region known as the Middle East today. They have obtained the radiocarbon dates of marine shell beads found at Ksar Akil, a key archaeological site in Lebanon, which allowed them to calculate that the oldest human fossil from the same sequence of archaeological layers is 42,400-41,700 years old. This is significant because the age of the earliest fossils, directly and indirectly dated, of modern humans found in Europe is roughly similar. This latest discovery throws up intriguing new possibilities about the routes taken by the earliest modern humans out of Africa, says the study published online by the journal PLOS ONE.

The research team radiocarbon dated 20 marine shells from the top 15 metres of archaeological layers at Ksar Akil, north of Beirut. The shells were perforated, which indicates they were used as beads for body or clothes decoration by modern humans. Neanderthals, who were living in the same region before them, were not making such beads. The study confirms that the shell beads are only linked to the parts of the sequence assigned to modern humans and shows that through direct radiocarbon dating they are between 41,000-35,000 years old.

The Middle East has always been regarded as a key region in prehistory for scholars speculating on the routes taken by early humans out of Africa because it lies at the crossroads of three continents -- Africa, Asia and Europe. It was widely believed that at some point after 45,000 years ago early modern humans arrived in Europe, taking routes out of Africa through the Near East, and, from there, along the Mediterranean rim or along the River Danube. However, this dating evidence suggests populations of early modern humans arrived in Europe and the Near East at roughly the same time, sparking a new debate about where the first populations of early humans travelled from in their expansion towards Europe and which alternative routes they may have taken.

In Ksar Akil, the Lebanese rockshelter, several human remains were found in the original excavations made 75 years ago. Unfortunately since then, the most complete skeleton of a young girl, thought to be about 7-9 years of age buried at the back of the rock shelter, has been lost. Lost also are the fragments of a second individual, found next to the buried girl. However, the team was able to calculate the age of the lost fossil at 40,800-39,200 years ago, taking into account its location in the sequence of archaeological layers in relation to the marine shell beads.

Another fossil of a recently rediscovered fragment of the upper jaw of a woman, now located in a museum in Beirut, had insufficient collagen to be dated by radiocarbon methods. A method using statistical modelling was used to date by association the jaw fragment at 42,400-41,700 years old.

Ksar Akil is one of the most important Palaeolithic sites in Eurasia. It consists of a 23 metre deep sequence of archaeological layers that lay undisturbed for thousands of years until a team of American Jesuit priests excavated the rockshelter in 1937-38, and again after the end of the WWII, in 1947-48. The cave layers were found to contain the human fossils and hundreds of shell beads, as well as thousands of stone tools and broken bones of hunted and consumed animals.

Study lead author Dr Katerina Douka, from the School of Archaeology at the University of Oxford, said: 'This is a region where scholars have been expecting to find early evidence of anatomically and behaviourally modern humans, like us, leaving Africa and directly replacing Eurasian Neanderthal populations that lived there for more than 150,000 years. The human fossils at Ksar Akil appear to be of a similar age to fossils in other European contexts. It is possible that instead of the Near East being the single point of origin for modern humans heading for Europe, they may also have used other routes too. A maritime route across Mediterranean has been proposed although evidence is scarce. A wealth of archaeological data now pinpoints the plains of Central Asia as a particularly important but relatively unknown region which requires further investigation.'

The earliest European modern fossil, from Romania, dates to between 42,000-38,000 years before the present time, and specialists have estimated the age of Kent's Cavern maxilla from southern England, between 44,000-41,000 years, and that of two milk teeth in southern Italy, at 45,000-43,000 years old. The new dating evidence from Ksar Akil is largely comparable to these ages, if not slightly younger.

The work was led by Dr Katerina Douka of Oxford University, along with Professor Robert Hedges and Professor Tom Higham (Oxford); American Palaeolithic archaeologist Dr Christopher Bergman from URS Corporation, Cincinnati; and Frank P Wesselingh from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, The Netherlands.

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« Reply #9121 on: Sep 15th, 2013, 1:24pm »

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« Reply #9122 on: Sep 15th, 2013, 1:41pm »

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A CLASSIC!...YEAH...I'M GUESSING THE SUB-TEXT SHOULD HAVE READ ..."COMRADE...WE SHOULD'VE HAVE GOTTEN ALL OF GEORGIA....WE DON'T LIKE CERTAIN ROCK N ROLL GROUPS...WE MUST MAINTAIN WARM WATER PORTS...(GEORGIA/SYRIA)...HOW DARE YOU SLICE UP THE MIDDLE EAST'S PETRO/NAT-GAS DOLLARS/RUBLES WITHOUT OUR GETTING RECIPROCITY....AND...ALL.THE WASTED VODKA POURED IN PROTEST...COMPLETE BLASPHEMY!"...

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« Reply #9123 on: Sep 15th, 2013, 6:20pm »

on Sep 15th, 2013, 1:41pm, ZETAR wrote:
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A CLASSIC!...YEAH...I'M GUESSING THE SUB-TEXT SHOULD HAVE READ ..."COMRADE...WE SHOULD'VE HAVE GOTTEN ALL OF GEORGIA....WE DON'T LIKE CERTAIN ROCK N ROLL GROUPS...WE MUST MAINTAIN WARM WATER PORTS...(GEORGIA/SYRIA)...HOW DARE YOU SLICE UP THE MIDDLE EAST'S PETRO/NAT-GAS DOLLARS/RUBLES WITHOUT OUR GETTING RECIPROCITY....AND...ALL.THE WASTED VODKA POURED IN PROTEST...COMPLETE BLASPHEMY!"...

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« Reply #9124 on: Sep 15th, 2013, 7:07pm »

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« Reply #9125 on: Sep 15th, 2013, 9:06pm »

HE (VLAD) IS NOT MARLON BRANDO...BUT CERTAINLY ONE OF THE "WILD ONES"...RATHER THAN BEING ONE OF THE..."MILD ONES"...THAT SAID...ANY AND ALL STATEMENTS BY ME ARE DONE WITH RESPECT TO THE OFFICE/INSTITUTION ...IN LIEU OF THE CONFLICT CONCERNING..."POLICY".

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« Reply #9126 on: Sep 15th, 2013, 9:54pm »

on Sep 15th, 2013, 7:07pm, WingsofCrystal wrote:
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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/14/armed-epa-agents-in-alaska-shed-light-on-70-fed-agencies-with-armed-divisions/?intcmp=latestnews
Armed EPA raid in Alaska sheds light on 70 fed agencies with armed divisions
The recent uproar over armed EPA agents descending on a tiny Alaska mining town is shedding light on the fact that 40 federal agencies – including nearly a dozen typically not associated with law enforcement -- have armed divisions.

The agencies employ about 120,000 full-time officers authorized to carry guns and make arrests, according to a June 2012 Justice Department report.

Though most Americans know agents within the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Federal Bureau of Prisons carry guns, agencies such as the Library of Congress and Federal Reserve Board employing armed officers might come as a surprise.

The incident that sparked the renewed interest and concern occurred in late August when a team of armed federal and state officials descended on the tiny Alaska gold mining town of Chicken, Alaska.

The Environmental Protection Agency, whose armed agents in full body armor participated, acknowledged taking part in the Alaska Environmental Crimes Task Force investigation, which it said was conducted to look for possible violations of the Clean Water Act.

However, EPA officials denied the operation was a “raid” and didn't address speculation about whether it was connected to possible human and drug trafficking.

“Imagine coming up to your diggings, only to see agents swarming over it like ants, wearing full body armor, with jackets that say "POLICE" emblazoned on them, and all packing side arms,” gold miner C.R. Hammond told the Alaska Dispatch.

The other federal agencies participating in the operation were the FBI, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Coast Guard, the National Oceanic and the Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Park Service.

The FBI, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Park Service are among 24 federal agencies employing more than 250 full-time armed officers with arrest authority, according the federal report, which is based on the 2008 Census of Federal Law Enforcement Officers.

The other 16 agencies have less than 250 officers and include NOAA as well as the Library of Congress, the Federal Reserve Board and the National Institutes of Health.

The number of federal department with armed personnel climbs to 73 when adding in the 33 offices of inspector general, the government watchdogs for agencies as large as the Postal Service to the Government Printing Office, whose IG has only five full-time officers.

The EPA defended its use of armed officers, after the Alaska incident.

"Environmental law enforcement, like other forms of law enforcement, always involves the potential for physical, even armed, confrontation," the agency said.

But Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell has already ordered an investigation, saying "This level of intrusion and intimidation of Alaskans is absolutely unacceptable."

In addition, Alaska Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Republican, and Mark Begich, Democrat, have inquired about the incident.

Murkowski said purported concerns about rampant drug and human trafficking in the area sounded “wholly concocted” to her.

“This seems to have been a heavy-handed and heavy-armor approach. Why was it so confrontational? The EPA really didn’t have any good answers for this,” she told the newspaper.

This is not the first time armed EPA guards have been accused of intimidating behavior.
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on Sep 15th, 2013, 9:06pm, ZETAR wrote:
HE (VLAD) IS NOT MARLON BRANDO...BUT CERTAINLY ONE OF THE "WILD ONES"...RATHER THAN BEING ONE OF THE..."MILD ONES"...THAT SAID...ANY AND ALL STATEMENTS BY ME ARE DONE WITH RESPECT TO THE OFFICE/INSTITUTION ...IN LIEU OF THE CONFLICT CONCERNING..."POLICY".

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« Reply #9129 on: Sep 16th, 2013, 09:23am »

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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/14/armed-epa-agents-in-alaska-shed-light-on-70-fed-agencies-with-armed-divisions/?intcmp=latestnews
Armed EPA raid in Alaska sheds light on 70 fed agencies with armed divisions
The recent uproar over armed EPA agents descending on a tiny Alaska mining town is shedding light on the fact that 40 federal agencies – including nearly a dozen typically not associated with law enforcement -- have armed divisions.

The agencies employ about 120,000 full-time officers authorized to carry guns and make arrests, according to a June 2012 Justice Department report.

Though most Americans know agents within the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Federal Bureau of Prisons carry guns, agencies such as the Library of Congress and Federal Reserve Board employing armed officers might come as a surprise...

This is not the first time armed EPA guards have been accused of intimidating behavior.


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« Reply #9131 on: Sep 16th, 2013, 09:29am »

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World’s Largest Collection Of Star Wars Memorabilia Has 300,000 Pieces

Star Wars fans can rejoice…and drool over this massive amount of Star Wars memorabilia. There are over 300,000 pieces in this collection, even though only 90,546 were officially audited and calculated. That was enough for Steve Sansweet to beat the previous world record by four times. If someone were to count, audit and calculate every one of these pieces, it would probably take years. You will find him in the 2014 Guinness Book of World Records which was just released.

You may have heard Steve Sansweet’s name before. His love for Star Wars began in 1977. He even worked for Lucasfilm from 1996 – 2011. George Lucas once called him the “ultimate fan.” He now displays his massive collection of Star Wars memorabilia in a 9,000 square foot non-profit museum on the outskirts of Petaluma, California called Rancho Obi-Wan. Steve even offers personalized tours for fans who want to see his collection first hand. The full tour lasts about 3 hours. Steve said:


“I’m delighted with the recognition from Guinness World Records, which for years has been the authority in these matters. We were really excited to work with the Guinness folks. Preparing the photo shoot set a record in my book for one of the most fun-filled days ever at the museum.”


Steve recently gave Mashable the full tour. If you click over on that Mashable link, you’ll see the gallery of 98 photos they posted (they said they took over 200 photos during the tour – but they only posted the best 98). If you want to see another impressive collection of Star Wars memorabilia, you can click over to Greatest Star Wars Collection In The World http://www.bitrebels.com/geek/greatest-star-wars-collection/

(although in my humble opinion, Steve’s collection is much better). If I’m ever near Petaluma, California, I’m definitely going to visit this place!






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Associated Press

Defense official: Several killed, up to 10 wounded

By ERIC TUCKER and BRETT ZONGKER
— Sep. 16 10:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Defense Department official says several people have been killed and as many as 10 have been wounded in a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the official was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

The official also says the shooter is "contained" but not yet in custody.

Earlier in the day, the U.S. Navy said it was searching for an active shooter at the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters, where about 3,000 people work.

The exact number of people killed and the conditions of those wounded was not immediately known.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/police-responding-reported-shooter-navy-yard

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« Reply #9133 on: Sep 16th, 2013, 09:36am »

From Twitter:

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I am in lockdown! Cant leave building! Active shooter accross the street from me at DC Navy Yard!

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September 16th, 2013, 08:07 GMT · By Raluca Anghel

UFO Spotted in Nebraska: Diamond-Shaped Object Caught on Live TV Cameras

A UFO sporting a diamond shape has been seen hovering over the town of Lincoln in Nebraska. The strange object was captured on camera by the towercam of a local TV station.

KLKN wrote that the incident took place on September 4, at around 6 a.m. The footage from Towercam 8 was analyzed by Channel 8 staff and relayed on the morning news by meteorologist Sean McMullen.

"I have never seen anything like this before. I even say that several times while I'm on air describing the object, because I want to let people know even I don't know what this is, so I can't exactly tell you what it is," McMullen describes.

A viewer confirmed spotting the UFO, as the object hovered in the sky for about 45 minutes. UFO enthusiast Scott Colborn informed the station that a UFO sighting had also been reported in Lee's Summit, Missouri, near Kansas City.







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