Monthly Archives: April 2015

$102,619 Federal Study: Male Owl Monkeys Are the Main Providers of Infant Care | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – The National Science Foundation has awarded $102,619 in taxpayer funds to Yale University to study why male owl monkeys are the main providers of infant care – “transporting, sharing food and grooming the infant more than the mother.” “Few aspects of human and non-human primate behavior are so intriguing as the intensive care of infants by fathers, and nowhere among primates is paternal care more extensive than among owl monkeys,” the grant stated.

Source: $102,619 Federal Study: Male Owl Monkeys Are the Main Providers of Infant Care | CNS News

Baltimore Police: Gangs Enter Partnership to ‘Take-Out’ Officers « CBS DC

WASHINGTON — The Baltimore Police Department says they have received a credible threat that numerous gangs have entered into a partnership to “take-out” law enforcement officers. According to the department, they have received credible information that various gangs including the Black Guerilla Family, Bloods and Crips have entered into the partnership.

Source: Baltimore Police: Gangs Enter Partnership to ‘Take-Out’ Officers « CBS DC

Baltimore Police: Gangs Enter Partnership to ‘Take-Out’ Officers « CBS DC

WASHINGTON — The Baltimore Police Department says they have received a credible threat that numerous gangs have entered into a partnership to “take-out” law enforcement officers.According to the department, they have received credible information that various gangs including the Black Guerilla Family, Bloods and Crips have entered into the partnership.

Source: Baltimore Police: Gangs Enter Partnership to ‘Take-Out’ Officers « CBS DC

Clinton Foundation Put On Charity ‘Watch List’ | The Daily Caller

The Clinton Foundation has joined Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network on a list of naughty nonprofits maintained by Charity Navigator, a prominent charity monitor. The Clinton Foundation was put on Charity Navigator’s “watch list” last month, The New York Post reported on Sunday. The foundation has come under intense scrutiny of late amid revelations it received millions of dollars in donations from foreign governments while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state. Money also flowed to the foundation from companies and businessmen who benefited from their relationship to the Clintons. Furthermore, analysis of the foundation’s tax forms showed it spends a relatively small percentage of its income on charitable activity.

Source: Clinton Foundation Put On Charity ‘Watch List’ | The Daily Caller

New Book, ‘Clinton Cash,’ Questions Foreign Donations to Foundation – NYTimes.com

The book, a copy of which was obtained by The New York Times, asserts that foreign entities who made payments to the Clinton Foundation and to Mr. Clinton through high speaking fees received favors from Mrs. Clinton’s State Department in return.

“We will see a pattern of financial transactions involving the Clintons that occurred contemporaneous with favorable U.S. policy decisions benefiting those providing the funds,” Mr. Schweizer writes.

via New Book, ‘Clinton Cash,’ Questions Foreign Donations to Foundation – NYTimes.com.

Feds Spent $410,265 Studying ‘Satisfaction’ Levels of Young Gay Men’s First Time | Washington Free Beacon

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has spent over $400,000 studying the satisfaction levels of the first sexual experiences of young gay men.

The four-year study, being conducted by Johns Hopkins University, is examining the “meaning and function” of first “penetrative same-sex sexual experiences.”

via Feds Spent $410,265 Studying ‘Satisfaction’ Levels of Young Gay Men’s First Time | Washington Free Beacon.

Hillary Has More Facebook Fans In Baghdad Than Any US City

Hillary Clinton’s Facebook pages have an unexpected fan base. At least 7 percent of Clinton’s Facebook fans list their hometown as Baghdad, way more than any other city in the world, including in the United States.

Vocativ’s exclusive analysis of Clinton’s Facebook fan statistics yielded a number of surprises. Despite her reputation as an urban Democrat favored by liberal elites, Iraqis and southerners are more likely to be a Facebook fan of Hillary than people living on America’s coasts. And the Democratic candidate for president has one of her largest followings in the great red-state of Texas.

via Hillary Has More Facebook Fans In Baghdad Than Any US City.

Iran sends navy vessels near Yemen amid airstrikes

Iran dispatched a naval destroyer and another vessel Wednesday to waters near Yemen as the United States quickened weapons supply to the Saudi-led coalition striking rebels there, underlining how foreign powers are deepening their involvement in the conflict.Iran’s English-language state broadcaster Press TV quoted Rear Adm. Habibollah Sayyari as saying the ships would be part of an anti-piracy campaign "safeguarding naval routes for vessels in the region."The maneuver comes amid an intense Saudi-led Gulf Arab air campaign targeting the Yemeni rebels, known as Houthis, who come from a Shiite sect. Critics say Shiite power Iran backs the Houthis, though both the Islamic Republic and the rebels deny any direct military assistance.

via News from The Associated Press.

Obama: Expecting Iran to Recognize Israel Under Nuclear Deal a ‘Misjudgment’ | CNS News

Requiring Iran to recognize Israel as part of a comprehensive nuclear agreement would be a “fundamental misjudgment,” President Obama said on Monday, adding that the U.S. cannot depend on the nature of the regime in Tehran changing.“The notion that we would condition Iran not getting nuclear weapons in a verifiable deal on Iran recognizing Israel is really akin to saying that we won’t sign a deal unless the nature of the Iranian regime completely transforms,” he said in an interview with NPR.“And that is, I think, a fundamental misjudgment,” he added. “I want to return to this point: We want Iran not to have nuclear weapons precisely because we can’t bank on the nature of the regime changing. That’s exactly why we dont want to have nuclear weapons. If suddenly Iran transformed itself to Germany or Sweden or France then there would be a different set of conversations about their nuclear infrastructure.”

via Obama: Expecting Iran to Recognize Israel Under Nuclear Deal a ‘Misjudgment’ | CNS News.