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  • King James Bible anniversary marked by Queen

    11/17/2011 7:03:02 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 28 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | November 17, 2011 | By Associated Press
    Queen Elizabeth II attended a ceremony at London's Westminster Abbey Wednesday to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, often considered the most influential book ever printed in the English language. It came about when King James I summoned a conference at Hampton Court Palace near London in 1604, hoping to thrash out differences between Church of England bishops and Puritans. Failing to make progress on other issues, Puritan leader John Reynolds proposed a new translation which emerged in 1611
  • Happy 236th Birthday Marines!

    11/10/2011 8:42:47 AM PST · by sean327 · 6 replies
    10 Nov 2011 | Me
    Happy birthday to all my fellow Marines past and present. The eagle born to those who pledged their lives and sacred honor, was smiled upon by God and freed from chains and iron collar. He is held aloft on unity and by history revered; for preserving peace through strength his wings now reach across two hundred years. But for each of those and one year more, God has smiled upon The Corps, from the Barbary Coast to the Eastern Sand, by sword, by gun, or by bare hand. So it's been, and shall be weighed: though many are born, few...
  • Broadcast television is 75 years old today

    11/02/2011 11:11:49 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 62 replies
    The Register ^ | 2 November 2011 | Caleb Cox
    Television celebrates a monumental anniversary today: it has been exactly 75 years since the first public service broadcast was transmitted. On 2 November 1936, the BBC began filling the airwaves, broadcasting from its Alexandra Palace facility in North London. The one station started with just two hours of programming a day. Folk at home tuned in with their Marconi TV sets and saw some the likes of actress Adele Dixon's rendition of Magic Rays of Light, pictured above. These days, broadcast telly seems to barely get a look in, what with viewers increasingly watch programmes when they, not the broadcaster,...
  • Well, it's been a great 10 years....

    09/17/2011 5:06:02 PM PDT · by Politicalmom · 117 replies
    9-17-11 | Me
    since I joined up, and I'm hoping there will be another 10 great years in the future. :)
  • 9/11: We Will Never, EVER Forget It!

    09/10/2011 5:26:39 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | September 10, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Pay no mind to what ill-advised dhimmis  at the Washington Post might tell you...the New Media Right will always remember. Tribute, links, and 9/11 slideshow at Reaganite Republican May God Bless the fallen as well as those they left behind~
  • US White House’s 9/11 Anniversary Guidelines Ask Officials to "Minimize References to Al Qaeda"

    08/30/2011 11:52:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 8/30/11 | Pamela Geller
    Yesterday, I posted on the fierce whitewash and propagandizing of the tenth anniversary of 911: 911 Whitewashing the War: "Never Forget" Morphs into "Forget it" The leftist/Islamic machine is in full throttle now, with the White House strong-arming officials to omit who and why we were attacked. The White House has issued guidelines detailing what the White House has deemed the important themes that must be discussed, as well as the tone the 9/11 observances should take. the document states that officials should “minimize references to Al Qaeda.” Within the text, Osama bin Laden’s death is the reason given for...
  • Michael Bloomberg: Anatomy Of A Coward

    08/26/2011 1:37:09 PM PDT · by Stoutcat · 14 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 08-26-11 | Gerry Ashley
    Remember when we used to hear horror stories about how organized prayer was banned at public events held in communist countries like the former Soviet Union? Well, welcome to 21st Century Amerika, comerades, courtesy of NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg! It should bring great comfort to those terrorists who played a role in creating the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City that Mayor Michael Bloomberg has banned the participation of all religious groups in the 10-year anniversary memorial services held at ground zero. He’s also barring political speeches. A spokesman for the mayor said, “The...
  • Germany marks 50 years since Berlin Wall.

    08/13/2011 2:01:36 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 08/13/11 | BBC
    Addressing the ceremony on Bernauer Street, famously divided by the Wall and now site of a memorial, Mayor Wowereit said the capital was remembering the "saddest day in its recent history". "It is our common responsibility to keep alive the memories and pass them on to the next generation, to maintain freedom and democracy and to do everything so that such injustices may never happen again," he said. At a ceremony at a former crossing-point, President Wulff said the wall had been "an expression of fear" of those who created it.
  • The 10th anniversary of 9/11 is upon us in a month

    08/06/2011 10:28:57 PM PDT · by Strk321 · 4 replies
    IIRC, I was asleep through most of that morning and woke up around 11:30 or so to have family members tell me what happened. I think both towers were already collapsed by that point. I guess the 9/11 anniversary has displaced earlier events like Pearl Harbor in the mind of Americans since anyone who remembers the latter would have to be in their 70s at least. Seems to me that you have these disasters every 20-25 years or so. PH, JFK assassination, Challenger disaster, 9/11, etc.
  • Sarah Palin–Two Years on the Road Less Traveled

    07/03/2011 8:38:41 AM PDT · by curth · 46 replies
    C4P ^ | July 03 2011 - 10:00 AM | Whitney Pitcher
    Today marks the two year anniversary of Governor Palin’s resignation.This bulk of this post was originally posted in July of 2010 a year following Governor Palin stepping aside from the Governor’s office. Additional commentary is included following the blocked quote portion. It is July 3th, 2010. Governor Palin is in Wasilla with her family, having just returned from a fishing trip in Dillingham. She has just been informed that a fortieth frivolous ethics complaint has been filed against her for talking with reporters at an Anchorage 5K race about her best selling book that had been released just in the...
  • Communist Party embraces 90th birthday, but not all Chinese do

    07/01/2011 9:05:29 AM PDT · by americanophile · 8 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 1, 2011 | By Bo Gu, NBC News
    "GREAT JOURNEY. GREAT PRACTICE. GREAT SPIRIT. LONG LIVE THE GREAT COMMUNIST PARTY OF CHINA!" Eulogizing slogans, Party flags, celebration posters, flowers and plants, mass “red song” sing-a-longs, security guards with red armbands patrolling the streets, revolutionary movies and intensive TV news coverage. You can't escape the chance of being reminded every second that today is the 90th birthday of the Communist Party of China. I believe that like me, many other Chinese people have been feeling nauseous lately by the seemingly endless bombardment of Party propaganda. It’s like someone who keeps telling you “I’m great, you have to love me,...
  • Ronald Reagan dies at 93

    06/05/2011 1:51:36 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 47 replies · 2+ views
    CNN ^ | June 5, 2004 | RRPL
    Former President Ronald Reagan died Saturday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 93. Reagan led a conservative revolution that set the economic and cultural tone of the 1980s, hastened the end of the Cold War and revitalized the Republican Party. He suffered from Alzheimer's disease since at least late 1994. At least two of his children and his wife, Nancy, were at his bedside, according to the former president's Los Angeles office.Ron Reagan Jr. and Patty Davis -- children from his current marriage to Nancy Davis Reagan -- were with him at his home in the Bel Air...
  • Rep. Weiner To Wolf Blitzer: ‘I Hope My Marriage Survives Our First Anniversary’

    06/01/2011 3:17:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 6/01/11 | Matt Schneider
    Rep. Weiner To Wolf Blitzer: ‘I Hope My Marriage Survives Our First Anniversary’by Matt Schneider | 5:09 pm, June 1st, 2011 Earlier today Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner spoke with Luke Russert on MSNBC, and now Weiner continued his round of interviews with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. However, it remains up for debate whether Weiner’s interviews are adding fuel to the fire or helping him to extinguish the controversy. Weiner reiterated his belief that his whole Twitter ordeal was nothing more than a prank and is definitely not a federal case. He attempted to laugh it off, saying “when you’re named Weiner,...
  • Osama bin Laden dead: al-Qaeda 'planning to attack trains on 9/11 anniversary'

    05/05/2011 6:34:57 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 05/05/11 | Jon Swaine, and Duncan Gardham
    Osama bin Laden dead: al-Qaeda 'planning to attack trains on 9/11 anniversary' Computer files seized during the raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout show al-Qaeda were planning a "spectacular" attack on trains in the US on September 11, 2011, the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. By Jon Swaine, and Duncan Gardham 11:42PM BST 05 May 2011 The terrorist network is thought to have been planning to tamper with tracks so that a train would be derailed while crossing a bridge or valley, potentially killing hundreds of passengers. The plan, developed in February last year, was disclosed by the US...
  • Warsaw Ghetto Uprising remembered at 68th anniversary

    04/20/2011 6:06:00 PM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Warsaw Business Journal ^ | 19th April 2011
    Tributes were paid in Poland's capital on Tuesday to those who took part in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising against the Nazis exactly 68 years ago. Wreaths were laid at Warsaw's Monument to the Ghetto Heroes by a number of top state officials, including the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Bogdan Zdrojewski, the Deputy Speaker of the Senate, Zbigniew Romaszewski, and Warsaw Mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz. Representatives from the embassies of Israel, the US and Germany were also in attendance, while the presidential advisor on historical policy, Thomas Nałęcz, laid a wreath on behalf of President Bronisław Komorowski. The Warsaw Ghetto...
  • Yuri Gagarin's space flight 50th anniversary: the view from Russia

    04/12/2011 9:23:37 AM PDT · by Borges · 7 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 04/12/11 | Tom Chivers
    As one of the proudest and most memorable moments in Russia's history, Yuri Gagarin's space flight, 50 years ago today, has been the subject of much discussion among the Russian media and its political leaders. But what are they saying about it? The Russian president has spoken of Gagarin's achievement in glowing terms. “I believe it was a truly revolutionary event, a highly symbolic one", he said during an interview with Chinese television. "It was a tremendous achievement of Soviet cosmonautics, which divided the world into ‘before’ and ‘after’ the flight, what has been termed the ‘space era’. A lot...
  • Old times not forgotten: Civil War at 150

    04/02/2011 7:53:41 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 210 replies
    hosted ^ | Apr 2 | CHRISTOPHER SULLIVAN
    A hush fell over the crowd filling the elegant hall in downtown Richmond, Va. The vote was about to be announced, and a young staffer of the Museum of the Confederacy balanced his laptop across his knees, poised to get out the news as soon as it was official. Who would be chosen "Person of the Year, 1861"? Five historians had made impassioned nominations, and the audience would now decide. Most anywhere else, the choice would be obvious. Who but Abraham Lincoln? But this was a vote in the capital of the rebellion that Lincoln put down, sponsored by a...
  • Video: Medal Of Honor Celebrates 150th Anniversary

    03/26/2011 8:07:34 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 1 replies
    Senior military and Pentagon officials and their families were on hand for the event at the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon.
  • To The Beauty of My Bride On Our 15th Anniversary

    03/08/2011 5:05:15 AM PST · by RGrizzle · 14 replies
    At the tender age of fifteen your beauty first serenaded me. Your pretty blue eyes, delicate lips, and soft flowing hair together created such sweet harmonies. Your precious smile cast an irresistible melody to my young heart. However, in the complacency of marriage your sweet song became muted to me. Selfish pride covered my ears. Indifference drowned out the melody that once made my heart dance. Emptiness might have been our fate except for a beauty whose stanzas were not yet complete. Unnoticed to me at first, your outward beauty had been augmented. A kind word without cause. Honor though...
  • Two Days...Two Anniversaries (Part 2)

    02/25/2011 8:13:15 PM PST · by MintyHippo1980
    The Joyful Nonconformist Blog ^ | 02/25/11 | Joyful Nonconformist
    First, I would like to offer an apology if this post is...well...more disjointed and nonsensical than usual. I had outpatient surgery this morning to put a titanium screw into my broken foot, and I'm writing under the handicap of residual sedation and Tylenol 3. Sorry! Or have fun with it! Whichever! But this actually serves as a case in point. Seventeen years ago today, my Best Buddy and one true love vowed to stick it out with me in sickness and in health...and recently we have really given that vow a workout! But I'm not going to use this space...