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Ambassador Rips Media For Coverage Of Israel-Gaza Conflict

MIAMI (CBS Miami) — The Israeli ambassador to the United States is claiming that the “media is not connecting the dots” to Hamas following a story of 15 Palestinians killed when a United Nations school they sought shelter in was shelled.

Appearing on CNN Thursday evening, Ron Dermer chastised the network for not including in their coverage about how Hamas was using schools to hide rockets.

“It would be a disservice to your viewers for a reporter from Gaza not to mention that in the last week we had two different UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) schools where we had actually rockets found in the schools and handed over to Hamas,” Dermer said.

He then added: “Do you not think that it’s relevant to report on CNN that the secretary-general of the United Nations yesterday warned against the use of U.N. schools and shelter for rocket missile deposits of Hamas?”

 

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Obama signs act to protect LGBT federal contractors

Obama signs act to protect LGBT federal contractors

President Obama signed an executive order Monday protecting gay and transgender federal contractors from discrimination, the latest in his effort to act on Democratic-supported issues he says are being ignored by the Republican-led House. “It doesn’t make much sense, but today in America millions of our fellow citizens wake up and go to work with the awareness that they could… Read more →

Oren: Hamas media strategy relies on deaths of civilians

Oren: Hamas media strategy relies on deaths of civilians

Editor’s note: Michael B. Oren, a CNN Middle East analyst, is the Abba Eban chair in international diplomacy at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel, and an ambassador-in-residence at the Atlantic Council. He was formerly Israel’s ambassador to the United States. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. (CNN) – The displacement, injury, and death of civilians… Read more →

Australian judge says incest may no longer be a taboo

Australian judge says incest may no longer be a taboo

A judge in Australia has been criticised after saying incest may no longer be a taboo and that the community may now accept consensual sex between adult siblings. Judge Garry Neilson, from the district court in the state of New South Wales, likened incest to homosexuality, which was once regarded as criminal and “unnatural” but is now widely accepted. He… Read more →

ACLU: Religious Orgs Should Have to Comply with LGBT Anti-Discrimination Act Too

ACLU: Religious Orgs Should Have to Comply with LGBT Anti-Discrimination Act Too

The ACLU has turned against the Employee Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), designed in part to protect the LGBT community from workplace discrimination. Along with several LGBT organizations, the ACLU now argues that religious organizations, small businesses, and the military—which are exempted in the law—must also be required to comply. The ACLU and four LGBT organizations released a joint statement Tuesday arguing that ENDA’s exemptions give… Read more →

Will US cyborgs be the next to deploy?

A new cyborg – part machine and part biological muscle – has taken its first steps.

University of Illinois researchers, in a report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, say their tiny new creature is the first robot that uses live muscle for power. The researchers, with funding from the National Science Foundation,  have created a muscle-powered biological machine that can be controlled with an electric current.

It could lead to a new generation of biological robots, or “biobots.”

Researchers around the world have been hoping to use this type of technology for a range of applications, from building military robots to designing replacement organs.

Military robots have been on the U.S. military’s table for a while. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been pioneering robot research for many years, and Gen. Robert Cone, commander of the Army Training and Doctrine Command, announced in January that he was tasked with considering the reduction of brigade combat teams from 4,000 to 3,000 soldiers – and replacing the human personnel with robots.

But humanoid robots, like humans, are very complicated, and they remain elusive for now. The advances needed to build ones that can go to war are vast: They require human dexterity and movement control, not to mention quantum computing that can achieve human “intelligence.”

Some researchers believe the solution will be to combine the machine with living tissue to create Terminator-style cyborgs. It’s still the stuff of science fiction, but the tiny biobots could be a key step forward.

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Human stem cells successfully transplanted into pigs

Human stem cells successfully transplanted into pigs

Scientists have successfully transplanted human stem cells into pigs that were especially genetically modified for the purpose. Once implanted, the cells thrived, leading the researchers to believe they are one step closer to finding treatments for a number of incapacitating human diseases. One of the major hurdles in stem cell research is the rejection of transplanted cells by the hosts…. Read more →

War On Women: California Democrats Kill Bill To Outlaw Sex-Selection Abortions

War On Women: California Democrats Kill Bill To Outlaw Sex-Selection Abortions

On Tuesday, thirteen Democrats on the California State Assembly Health Committee voted down a bill that would have outlawed the practice of sex selection through abortion. The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (AB 2336) ran into opposition by all of the Democrats on the committee, who saw the bill as a prelude to broader abortion restrictions, according to a report from LifeNews.com. Instead, Democrats introduced a… Read more →

Media Blacks Out Warren Buffett’s Billion-Dollar Pro-Abortion Efforts

Media Blacks Out Warren Buffett’s Billion-Dollar Pro-Abortion Efforts

Tuesday, Fox News opinion writer Dan Gainor outlined Warren Buffett’s long-time, extensive support of abortion providers and advocacy organizations, giving over $1.2 billion to abortion groups since 2001 and placing a fervent abortion activist at the head of his own charity. Despite Buffett’s billion-dollar efforts to promote abortion, however, the media has almost entirely blacked out the story. Gainor claims that from… Read more →

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