first_imgAndre Powell, left, and Sharon Black are two of the leading activists in the People’s Power Assembly and Workers World Party in Baltimore. Both are running in this fall’s election as revolutionaries and socialists. They have been organizing support for the Black Lives Matter movement for the past two years. Powell is running for mayor of Baltimore and Black for City Council president. The two plan to use their campaigns to promote the BLM movement and to demand that Baltimore put people’s ­interests before those of banks and big business.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgBEIJING (AP) — A Tibetan shopkeeper convicted of inciting separatism based on his comments in a New York Times documentary has been released after serving a five-year prison sentence. Tashi Wangchuk’s release Friday was reported by the writers group PEN America and the International Campaign for Tibet. There was no official comment and his lawyer did not answer calls to his cellphone. Tashi was detained in 2016 after his comments appeared complaining about the erosion of Tibetan culture and language in the tightly secured region. PEN America said Tashi never received a fair trial and was a victim of a “broader campaign of Chinese authorities cracking down on ethnic minority rights.”last_img read more

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!LOS ANGELES – Even for someone who prides himself on staying consistent with his day-to-day routine, Quinn Cook admitted that preparation can only do so much to ensure success. Stability helps, too.In related news, Cook scored 18 points while going 8-of-13 from the field in 21 minutes in the Warriors’ 108-90 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday. Earlier …last_img read more

first_imgRaySean Scott Jr. said he’s playing stress-free basketball.If that means averaging 24 points and north of 7 rebounds a game — like the Florida Gulf Coast senior-transfer did for Humboldt State men’s basketball through its season-opening games over the weekend — the ‘Jacks and head coach Steve Kinder will want to keep the 6-foot-7 forward in the same state of mind as the season continues.Scott Jr. led all scorers with 33 points in Humboldt’s opening-day 102-91 loss on the road in San Diego …last_img read more

first_imgWhen fossils have to be millions of years old, evolutionists can’t believe their eyes.A quip adapted from Chico Marx goes, “Who are you going to believe, me or your lyin’ eyes?” Because evolutionists lionize Darwin, their lyin’ eyes see evolution when there isn’t any, and see ten thousands, hundreds of thousands, and millions of years in fossils that cannot be that old. Normal people without the Charlie & Charlie* hangup might be surprised and delighted at these fossils, but are not as astonished or perplexed.*Lyell, DarwinYour lying eyes are telling you this frozen puppy is not 18,000 years old. © Sergey Fedorov/The Siberian TimesMeet the 18,000-year-old prehistoric puppy found frozen in Russia’s permafrost (South China Morning Post). Look at the photo in this article, and another in Live Science, and ask yourself if the frozen puppy really looks 18,000 years old. That’s the date that evolutionary scientists require for their ice age timeline, but look at it and ask if the dating is credible.A young pup that spent 18,000 years buried in Siberian permafrost looks remarkably lifelike and pettable — for a freeze-dried mummy. From its frozen tomb, the Ice Age canine’s body emerged in near-perfect condition, retaining even the pads and nails on its small feet and plenty of hair, down to its tiny eyelashes and delicate whiskers.You couldn’t keep Thanksgiving turkey in the freezer looking that fresh for a year. Whatever happened to this puppy flash-froze it quickly, along with many thousands of mammoths. The scientists looked for evolution in the genes, but found none: “Further tests, however, left the scientists with more questions than answers – they could not definitively tell whether it was a dog or a wolf.” New Scientist leaps from that failure into a wild speculation that it “may represent a common ancestor of both dogs and wolves.” Don’t let your eyes lie to you: evolution is a fact!95-million-year-old fossil reveals new group of pterosaurs (Phys.org). Here are more species of pterosaurs, reptiles with powered flight, but still no evolution: “Ancient flying reptiles known as pterosaurs were much more diverse than originally thought,” paleontologists from Brazil say in Tontological form, leading perceptive readers to ask, thought by whom?“Pterosaur specimens, the first vertebrates to achieve powered flight, are still quite rare in the African continent,” said Alexander Kellner of the Museu Nacional and professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. “Here we describe the best preserved material of this group of flying reptiles known from this continent so far, shedding new and much-needed light on the evolutionary history of these creatures.”There was some light shed, for sure, but not on “evolutionary history” – just on history, because there was no evolution. Extinction is not evolution. Powered flight takes intelligent design. Ask Boeing.World’s oldest comma shrimp was way ahead of the curve (Phys.org). Comma shrimp are shrimpy little crustaceans shaped like a comma. The “oldest” one ever found, said to be 90 million Darwin Years old, looks like – guess — a modern comma shrimp. Never ones to be shy about their insight, evolutionists at Yale conceal their astonishment with bravado:“We are amazed by how similar Eobodotria muisca is to today’s species,” said Yale paleontologist Javier Luque, lead author of the study. “There are eight families or main groups of living comma shrimp, and none of them have a confirmed fossil occurrence. This means we had no idea when modern comma shrimp evolved, until now.“Now they get it. The absence of evolution becomes evidence for evolution, just because an evolutionist says so. That’s B.A.D.Will someone please fire these clueless Darwinians so that we don’t have to keep listening to their claims of “shedding light on evolution”? The only light they see is the reflection of their imaginations on the inside of their eyeballs. The Epistle of Jude describes certain false teachers as “wild waves of the sea, casting up the foam of their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved forever.”(Visited 613 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgDefinitionBlindness is a lack of vision. It may also refer to a loss of vision that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses.Partial blindness means you have very limited vision.Complete blindness means you cannot see anything and do not see light. (Most people who use the term “blindness” mean complete blindness.)People with vision that is worse than 20/200 with glasses or contact lenses are considered legally blind in most states in the United States.Vision loss refers to the partial or complete loss of vision. This vision loss may happen suddenly or over a period of time.Some types of vision loss never lead to complete blindness.Alternative NamesLoss of vision; No light perception (NLP); Low vision; Vision loss and blindnessCommon CausesBlindness has many causes. In the United States, the leading causes are:Accidents or injuries to the surface of the eye (such as chemical burns or sports injuries)DiabetesGlaucomaMacular degenerationThe type of partial vision loss may differ, depending on the cause:With cataracts, vision may be cloudy or fuzzy, and bright light may cause glareWith diabetes, vision may be blurred, there may be shadows or missing areas of vision, and difficulty seeing at nightWith glaucoma, there may be tunnel vision and missing areas of visionWith macular degeneration, the side vision is normal but the central vision is slowly lostOther causes of vision loss include:Blocked blood vesselsComplications of premature birth (retrolental fibroplasia)Complications of eye surgeryLazy eyeOptic neuritisStrokeRetinitis pigmentosaTumors such as retinoblastoma and optic gliomaHome CareadvertisementWhen you have low vision, you may have trouble driving, reading, or doing small tasks such as sewing or making crafts. You can make changes in your home and routines that help you stay safe and independent. Many services will provide you with the training and support you need to live independently.Call your health care provider ifSudden vision loss is always an emergency, even if you have not completely lost all vision. You should never ignore loss of vision, thinking it will get better.Contact an ophthalmologist or go to the emergency room immediately. Most serious forms of vision loss are painless, and the absence of pain in no way diminishes the urgent need to get medical care. Many forms of vision loss only give you a short amount of time to be successfully treated.What to expect at your health care providers officeA complete and thorough eye examination will be performed. The treatment will depend on the cause of the vision loss.For long-term vision loss, see a low-vision specialist, who can help you learn to care for yourself and live a full life.ReferencesKraut JA. Vision rehabilitation. In: Tasman W, Jaeger EA, eds. Duanes Ophthalmology. On DVD-ROM, 1st ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2012:chap 46.Olitsky SE, Hug D, Smith LP. Disorders of Vision. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2011:chap 613.Yanoff M, Cameron D. Diseases of the visual system. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 431.Review Date:9/3/2012Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington; and Franklin W. Lusby, MD, Ophthalmologist, Lusby Vision Institute, La Jolla, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more