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  • Left-wing Dutch vegan who moved to Switzerland is denied a Swiss passport because she is too [tr]

    01/10/2017 9:55:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 10, 2017 | Kelly McLaughlin
    A left-wing Dutch vegan who campaigned against cowbells in the Swiss village where she lives has had a request for a Swiss passport thrown out after annoying the locals. Nancy Holten, who was born in the Netherlands but moved to Switzerland at the age of eight, is a fluent speaker of Swiss German and has children who are Swiss nationals.
  • Notre Dame gets new bells for her 850th birthday

    03/26/2013 8:41:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    History Blog ^ | March 26, 2013
    Notre Dame de Paris, the Gothic cathedral that is one of the most famous churches in the world, turns 850 years old this year and has gotten a new set of nine bells for a birthday present. The new bells range in size from 767 kilos (1691 lbs) to 1.91 tons. They were blessed in a ceremony at the cathedral on February 2nd (see this YouTube for the full ceremony; the top comment lists the times they were rung), but since they were lined up in the nave, their rings were only heard individually when their clappers were struck against...
  • Berkeley students seek Christmas ban on Salvation Army bell ringers

    12/06/2012 1:39:43 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 34 replies
    CampusReform.org ^ | Dec 06, 2012 | Oliver Darcy
    The student government at the University of California-Berkeley (CAL) passed a resolution last month that would ban Salvation Army bell ringers and their iconic red kettles from campus this Christmas because of the Christian organization’s alleged bias against homosexuality. UC Berkeley is "reviewing" whether or not they will prohibit the Salvation Army from operating on campus this Christmas, after students passed a resolution condemning the charity. The resolution, cleared on November 14, accuses the charity of openly discriminating against gay individuals. “Salvation Army church services, including charity services, are available only to people ‘who accept and abide by the Salvation...
  • Woman Calls Cops On Salvation Army Workers For Ringing Bells

    11/22/2012 12:55:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    cbs ^ | 11.22.2012 | cbs
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (CBS Connecticut) – For some, the idea of Christmas coming early is anything but welcome. Local shop owner Sarah Hamilton-Parker, tired after years tolling bells sounded by Salvation Army workers for hours on end during the holiday season, took matters into her own hands by reaching out to local authorities to complain about the noise. “I listen to this for 200 hours a year,” Hamilton-Parker told the Portsmouth Herald. “This is my fourth year and I can’t take it anymore. I’m so sick of it.”
  • Exclusive: Bell's Critical Race Theory Promoted in Public Schools

    03/19/2012 4:19:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 3/19/12 | Kyle Olson
    A radical organization known as the Pacific Educational Group (PEG) is actively promoting Derrick Bell’s Critical Race Theory in public elementary and high schools nationwide, with an intense focus on what PEG calls “Systemic Racism.” With the approval of the Obama administration, and under the guise of closing achievement gaps between black and white students, PEG is promoting teaching methods that discourage “black and brown” students from conforming to an inherently “white” -- and therefore racist -- curriculum. PEG also encourages teachers to conform to the presumed cultural backgrounds of students, rather than focusing on norms of assessment and accountability....
  • White House: No Comment on Derrick A. Bell's 2010 Visits

    03/08/2012 4:46:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3/8/12 | Dan Riehl
    Via Lachlan Markay at Heritage, we learn a Derrick A. Bell visited the Obama White House twice in 2010. The White House did not return a request for comment. The visits were on 1/29/2010, a Friday and 1/31/2010, a Sunday. For now, a web search of news reports did not turn up why Bell may have been in Washington that particular weekend. Heritage could not independently confirm that the Derrick A. Bell listed is the same individual who spoke at the rally. The White House did not return a request for comment.
  • Revealed: Derrick Bell's HBO Sci-Fi Blaxploitation Flick

    03/07/2012 9:14:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 3/7/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    Derrick Bell, the man whose scholarship inspired Barack Obama, was the Jeremiah Wright of academia. And a Hollywood cult hero. Bell was one of the chief proponents of Critical Race Theory, a radical doctrine that holds that American legal institutions—including our civil rights laws—perpetuate white supremacy. Bell’s ideas were not only radical, but bizarre. After leaving Harvard (he resigned in 1992), he wrote a racialist, antisemitic fictional essay titled “The Space Traders,” which Ninth Circuit judge Alex Kozinski described in the New York Times with disgust: Imagine, if you will, that space aliens land in the United States and offer...
  • Jihad Bells from Bethlehem

    12/19/2011 7:17:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/23/10 | LatmaTV
    Jingle Bells Bethlehem style. Palestinian minister Fadiha with a special Christmas carol...
  • Alarm Bells - Radical Union Leader Appointed to Important Trade Post

    02/19/2011 9:30:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 2/19/11 | Trevor Loudon
    President Barack Obama has appointed a far left labor unionist to a security sensitive U.S. trade post. Bob King On February 16, 2011,  Obama  announced the appointment of United Auto Workers president Bob King to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. As U.S. trade positions and data are always  key targets of foreign intelligence services, one would think that appointments to such a body would be subject to thorough scrutiny. Either this was not done in King's case, or affiliation with far left organizations, is no longer considered any sort of danger to national security in today's Washington....
  • Largest Bell in the World at Cologne Cathedral is Silenced

    01/07/2011 8:00:51 AM PST · by 0beron · 24 replies · 1+ views
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 01/06/2011 | Tancred
    Largest free swinging bell in the world: Shortly before the Epiphany Mass the clapper of the 24 ton bell -- The "decke Pitter" is the German Peace Bell. Cologne (kath.net/KAP) Shock in the Cologne Cathedral: The bell known as "Decker Pitter" by the locals is silenced. On Thursday morning the clapper with a 3.24 Meter diameter and with a weight of 24 tons, the largest free swinging bell in the world, fell. The cause is still unknown. Possibly there was some material weakening in the structure connecting the clapper to the bell itself. No one was injured as the Cathedral...
  • University Silences Christmas Bells

    12/10/2010 10:32:31 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | 12/10/10 | Todd Starnes
    The clock tower at Southern Illinois University has played Christmas carols for nearly 15 years. But this year, someone complained – and that led university officials to briefly silence the holiday tradition until they could add a more diverse selection of music. “We got a complaint about not being inclusive in the music,” university chancellor Rita Cheng told Fox News Radio. She backed off comments she made to a local television station that claimed the music was indeed removed because it was “religious” and “offensive to non-Christians.” “No one really complained about it being religious,”
  • A ringing endorsement for Philadelphia church bells (Busybodys & atheists deeply saddened)

    10/05/2010 9:13:50 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 16 replies · 2+ views
    Philly.com ^ | 10/05/2010 | Marcia Gelbart
    City Council has spoken: The bell at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Manayunk most likely won't be silenced.... On Thursday, the full Council will consider the legislation, which would exempt churches and schools from Philadelphia's noise ordinance.... The church clamor began early last month when...the Rev. James A. Lyons, received a warning letter from the city Health Department. The letter....threatened the 179-year-old church with fines of up to $700 per day if the pealing bell was determined to be in violation of the city's 2006 noise law. At issue is the volume of the 7 a.m. bell...
  • Three Rings and You’re Out: Bishop Busted for Bells

    01/30/2010 5:27:09 AM PST · by LikeLight · 15 replies · 366+ views
    Is There a Lawyer in the Church? ^ | 1/29/2010 | Stephen Bloom
    Zero tolerance for church bells? Ring free zones? Instead of getting tough on dealers, Arizona prosecutors are going after pealers. It doesn't ring true, but it is. Here's the video report from Alliance Defense Fund: [video embed at source link] ADF is representing the bellringing Bishop in an appeal hearing of his criminal conviction and, in a separate civil case, is challenging the application of local noise ordinances to church bells.
  • Ground-breaking ceremony begins construction of bell tower at veterans’ cemetery in Sierra Vista

    11/19/2009 5:55:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 277+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — On May 30 next year, the sound of patriotic music will be the norm on grounds of the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery. It will be on Memorial Day 2010 when a 40-foot-tall carillon — a bell tower — will be dedicated. On Wednesday, a short groundbreaking ceremony took place to start the construction phase for the carillon. Every year, the national headquarters of AMVETS helps fund two carillons to be placed in cemeteries that are dedicated as final resting places for veterans. Members of the local AMVETS post are sponsors of the project and have been...
  • Court sentences bishop for ringing church bells (though songs played quieter than traffic)

    06/06/2009 6:58:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies · 1,000+ views
    wnd ^ | June 6, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    Ding, dong, the bells are dead – at least on weekdays. By court order, the electronic chimes that were rung each day by Cathedral of Christ the King Catholic Church in Phoenix, Ariz., are now confined to Sundays and special occasions, while the cathedral's leader, Bishop Rick Painter, faces potential jail time for playing the daily melodies. Responding to complaints that the electronic bells at the northern Phoenix church were rung too loud and too often, a municipal court gave Painter three years probation and a suspended 10-day jail sentence on charges of violating city noise ordinances. The judge further...
  • Danilov Bells ringing a new era

    03/26/2009 10:07:42 AM PDT · by pobeda1945 · 2 replies · 312+ views
    Russia Today ^ | 17, March, 2009,
    It's the sound people have been waiting to hear for decades. The famous Danilov Bells, which escaped the Communist era axe and returned from Harvard last year, have rung today at their original residence in Moscow. They were sold to the U.S. in the late 1920s and returned to Russia after 78 years of exile. And today, all 18 Danilov Bells have rung together for the first time. The Head of the Russian Church, Patriarch Kirill, and the capital’s Mayor, Yury Luzhkov, have been attending the ceremony. "The most important thing about the homecoming of the Danilov bells is that...
  • Italian priest fined $80,000 for church bells’ ‘noise pollution’

    09/05/2008 9:45:49 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 210+ views
    CNA ^ | September 5, 2008
    Rome, Sep 5, 2008 / 01:34 am (CNA).- An Italian priest has been ordered to pay more than eighty thousand dollars to a woman living near his church because she claims the bells were rung too loud and too long at “unsocial hours.”The judgment was handed down by a court in the town of Chiavari after retired university teacher Flora Leuzzi and others claimed the ringing of church bells created a form of noise pollution, the Guardian reports.Professor Leuzzi lives close to the Carmine church in Lavagna, which is near Genoa. She first voiced complaints about the bell ringing...
  • Bell's beer headed back to Chicago!

    08/01/2008 7:24:13 PM PDT · by Cletus.D.Yokel · 5 replies · 140+ views
    Trib ^ | 07/31/2008 | JKirk
    Bell's Brewery Inc. beers are headed back to the Windy City nearly two years after the company pulled its brands out of the Chicago market following a nasty dispute with a distributor.
  • After 300 years, bells could stop chiming_(newcomer residents complain of noise,?)

    07/29/2007 6:22:05 PM PDT · by Flavius · 57 replies · 1,494+ views
    upi ^ | 7/29/07 | upi
    RANFIELD, England, July 29 (UPI) -- Church bells in Cranfield, England, chimed every quarter hour for hundreds of years -- but the tradition was broken after some newcomers complained. New residents said chimes kept them awake at night, Britain's Mail on Sunday reported. The city council has issued a noise abatement regulation, to take effect next month, preventing the bells from ringing at night.
  • Harvard delegation pleased with sounding of new bells copied from St. Daniel’s belfry

    05/29/2007 8:58:19 AM PDT · by kawaii · 6 replies · 198+ views
    interfax ^ | 29 May 2007, 16:42 | interfax
    29 May 2007, 16:42 Harvard delegation pleased with sounding of new bells copied from St. Daniel’s monastery belfry Voronezh, May 29, Interfax - The delegation of Harvard University who visited the bell-casting plant to test the copies of St. Daniel’s monastery’s bells are pleased with the results of the test. ‘I liked the bells very much. I believe they are very beautiful’, the Harvard University senior bell-ringer Ben Rappoport said in an interview with the NTV. During the test, he examined every bell several times, tested its voice and recorded every sound to compare it later with the sounding of...