I’m a chimp, you’re a chimp, wouldn’t you like to be a chimp too? After you listen to this story on NPR’s Fresh Air, your answer most likely will be No.
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In 1973, an infant chimpanzee was taken from his mother’s arms and sent to live with a human family as part of a Columbia University psychology experiment.
The goal of the project was to see if the animal, named Nim Chimpsky, could be conditioned to communicate with humans if he was raised like a human child in a human household. He learned some very basic words in American Sign Language, but Nim continued to act like a chimp — he bit the children in the house and didn’t understand how to behave like a human child. It was decided that the family could no longer care for Nim, and he was shuffled from caretaker to caretaker for several years.
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Handpicked News: Ireland to Elect Gay President, Hunger Strike, 2nd Annual Day in Gay America, Homophobic Joke…
Ireland to Elect Gay President? Irish Independent senator and presidential candidate David Norris, who happens to be gay, comes out ahead in the nation’s latest polls. The election is not until October, and Norris has not yet secured his party’s nomination, but many Irish are already leaning towards the 67-year-old gay rights activist and James Joyce scholar. Norris won the support of 25% of likely Irish voters, four points ahead of the second most popular candidate. Norris gets much of his support from Dubliners, as well as those aged 35-49.
Save the Date: The 2nd Annual Day in Gay America Last year tons of you sent your photos, sharing your lives from every corner of America, which
we then featured in our August 2010 issue. The response was terrific, and we’re putting together a big LGBT photo album again for 2011. So get your cameras charged and ready, because we want to see what happens in your lives from dawn to late at night all over America on Friday, August 12, 2011. We want to see every aspect of gay life, from the mundane to the insane, from the glamorous to the gritty, whether you’re on an adventure or experiencing a quiet moment of solace.
Iowa Gay Group: Homophobic Joke No Laughing Matter
An Iowa gay rights group has launched a petition demanding that antigay activist Bob Vander Plaats apologize for an incident, captured on video, that shows him enjoying a derogatory joke about gay people. Leaders of One Iowa told Des Moines TV stationKCCI that they had collected 1,000 signatures on the petition in less than 24 hours. “The bullying tactics of Bob Vander Plaats and the Family Leader have gone too far,” said Troy Price, One Iowa executive director. “The overwhelming response we have seen shows just how Vander Plaats’s actions have hurt loving, committed couples and their families across the state. This type of language has no place in the conversation about marriage. Bob Vander Plaats must apologize to the thousands of Iowans he has offended with his actions.”
Hunger Strike Puts Focus On Calif. Prison Conditions A three-week hunger strike by prisoners in California further highlighted perceived problems with the state’s huge prison system. This protest was chiefly driven by demands for an end to long-term solitary confinement. And while prison officials have shown some willingness to compromise, advocates for prison reform say there are much wider problems to address — many of them related to the way the gang system pervades the prisons. (Note: Officials with the state’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation say inmates have started eating again after some of their demands were met. Advocates for prisoners say they can’t confirm that the strike has actually ended.)
The Agony Of The Heat The eastern U.S. felt the full, blazing brunt Thursday of a heat wave that began in the Plains and has strained tempers and electricity grids from Tulsa to Boston amid record temperatures and stifling humidity. “So far this month we’ve seen more than 1,000 record highs set across the country,” National Weather Service spokesman Chris Vaccaro told NPR. “This is going to be one of the more significant heat waves in the last five years.”
This is totally FAB! I can say that, I’m gay (did you know?)
A group of glitter-wielding “barbarians” showed up this morning at one of Marcus Bachmann’s Christian counseling clinics and asked for his special form of help.
“We came to see Marcus. We need to be disciplined,” members of the group told a woman who met them in the lobby. But she wasn’t amused, not even by their barbaric headbands and leopard-print outfits.
“I’m sorry, but I do need to ask you to leave,” the woman answers in a video clip of the protest. “This is a private business.”
If you never lettered in any sport in high school, you are only half the loser your dad told you, you were. You can now by one of these awesome Stadium jackets and role play high school jock with your boyfriend or girlfriend. AB
Unionmade’s Seals Stadium jacket, manufactured by SF locals Golden Bear, draws its name from the minor league baseball team that played at 16th Street and Portrero Avenue from 1931 through 1959. The San Francisco Seals, of the Pacific Coast League, are inspiration for the garment, which features a traditional snap button closure and 100% cotton shell. A solid choice for evenings at the ballpark, or for just kicking about when the evening temperatures dip. (Selectism)
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Speechless is our section where we present something to you without a side, a kind of show and tell. We were brought right with the, “i you have nothing nice to say don’t say anything at all.” Get my drift. Enjoy, hate or laugh! Here at Accidental Bear we are trying to stay away from hate, but geez, it’s hard sometimes. Somehow it make perfect sense that these pieces of “art” are made in Tokyo.
Well out there sneakers from Diet Butcher Slim Skin. These leopard prints will truly fascinate some while being rejected by the mass. That is the f’ing point right? “This season Tokyo’s Diet Butcher Slim Skin have added a zip to the back of their high top, allowing them to give it a more traditional boot shape and a taller silhouette. The sneaker still retains the chunky streetwear styling, although the first thing you notice here is the leopard print sections on the upper.” Oki-ni has them. (via Selectism)