Archive for September 16th, 2021

September 16th, 2021 - 10:50 pm § in Science

When was clothing invented?

Archaeologists have found evidence — in the form of bone tools and scrape marks on animal bones — of early Africans making clothing from animal skins 120,000 years ago, the Guardian reports (see story here, and/or study here). Taken together, the tools and scrape marks suggest those anci[...]

September 16th, 2021 - 10:09 pm § in Politics

Have GOP candidates quit crying wolf about elections?

Something is happening. Larry Elder conceded the California recall election, referred to Gavin Newsom as “Governor,” told his crowd he “lost,” and implored them to “be gracious in defeat” (read story here). In the Virginia governor’s race, the GOP candidate [...]

September 16th, 2021 - 12:24 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Elections shouldn’t be run by partisan hacks

     “Swing state by swing state, former President Donald Trump is trying to get people who tried to overturn the 2020 election chosen to be in charge of the 2024 election,” CNN says (read story here).      “Trump’s … endorsement of state Rep. Mark Finchem for Ari[...]

September 16th, 2021 - 1:40 am § in Environment, Misc.

Don’t pet the cows

Northumberland, just below the Scottish border, is largely undeveloped moorland; and in an enclosed park at a historic castle famous for its alleged ghosts (read about it here), there lives a herd of wild cattle. Numbering about 90, the Chillingham cattle are born free, and live free. They’re [...]

September 16th, 2021 - 12:13 am § in Biden, China, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Politics

Should General Milley be fired?

General Mark Milley (bio here), as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is America’s highest-ranking military officer. Following revelations that, after the attack by Trump supporters on the U.S. Capitol, he twice called China’s top general “to assure him Trump did not have plans[...]