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  • Redskins Boycott: 76 Media Outlets and Journalists Oppose Name of Washington NFL Team

    10/31/2013 7:07:25 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 143 replies
    The Wrap ^ | October 30, 2013 @ 5:42 pm | Sara Morrison
    Redskins Boycott: 76 Media Outlets and Journalists Oppose Name of Washington NFL Team By Sara Morrison San Francisco Chronicle, Slate, Rachel Maddow, Peter King and Bill Simmons among those boycotting the name, according to new study At least 76 media outlets and journalists are boycotting the name of Washington D.C.-based football team considered by many to be a racial slur, according to a Pew study released on Wednesday. Rachel Maddow, Peter King and Bill Simmons were among the 12 journalists who have publicly announced a boycott of the name, while 12 media outlets, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Slate and...
  • Braveheart letter to Pope returns to Scotland

    01/16/2012 1:49:00 PM PST · by NYer · 48 replies
    cna ^ | January 13, 2012 | David Kerr
    William Wallace of Scotland's name (center) written in Latin: Edinburgh, Scotland, Jan 13, 2012 / 03:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A 14th-century letter asking Pope Boniface VIII to look favorably upon the Scottish patriot Sir William Wallace during his visit to Rome has been returned to Scotland. “This document is an enigma,” said George MacKenzie, head of National Records of Scotland at the unveiling ceremony in Edinburgh on Jan. 12. “It’s a letter from the French king to his officials at the Vatican mentioning Wallace, but we don't know what his business was with the Pope. What we do know is...
  • Most Inaccurate Historical Movies (Name films with the most glaring lack of historical accuracy)

    09/24/2011 4:19:32 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 348 replies · 1+ views
    self | September 24, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    I am a huge history buff so and enjoy watching movies about events in the past. However, many of these movies really irk me because they are incredibly inaccurate as to the historical facts. Here is a sampling of movies that have bugged me due to their historical inaccuracies: 1. Battle of the Bulge: So just how inaccurate was this 1965 movie? So inaccurate that former President Eisenhower who was Supreme Commander of the Allies in Europe denounced this film in a press conference. To watch this movie you would think that some Boston detective was able to predict all...
  • ‘Braveheart’ Screenwriter Randall Wallace at National Prayer Breakfast (wonderful)

    02/05/2011 1:35:06 PM PST · by STARWISE · 15 replies
    "Wow, maybe there is hope for Hollywood. 'Braveheart' screenwriter and 'Secretariat' director Randall Wallace with a beautifully delivered address on the power and importance of prayer." VIDEO: Randall Wallace-National Prayer Breakfast
  • Allen West declares victory over incumbent Congressman Ron Klein

    11/03/2010 5:01:36 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 90 replies · 1+ views
    Palm Beach Daily News ^ | 11/03/2010 | Michele Dargan
    Republican Allen West's win over incumbent U.S. Rep. Ron Klein by 7,000 votes in Broward County assured him of the win, Palm Beach County Democratic Party Chairman Mark Siegel said Tuesday night....frpa
  • Glasgow Airport Hero Launches Political Bid

    09/25/2009 7:47:50 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 4 replies · 350+ views
    Sky News ^ | September 25, 2009
    A Scottish baggage handler who became a hero after he tackled the Glasgow airport bombers is hoping to break into politics. John Smeaton will stand as an independent candidate for the Parliamentary seat vacated by the former Speaker of the House of Commons Michael Martin in the wake of the MPs' expenses row. The Glaswegian airport worker was hailed a hero in June 2007 after he grappled with the attackers and helped rescue victims during a cigarette break...He gained fame for his colourful descriptions when asked about the incident by TV reporters and warned off would-be terrorists with the unforgettable...
  • Request for Picture of Lebanese Protest Babe with Bravehart Quote

    03/28/2009 12:02:22 AM PDT · by Harpo Speaks · 6 replies · 1,074+ views
    VANITY ^ | 3/27/09 | Harpo Speaks
    I'm looking for the picture from 2005 of a Lebanese woman protesting a political assassination of a Lebanese leader by Syria. She carried a sign that quotes Mel Gibson's Bravehart that said "The can take our lives, but they can never take our freedom." Instapundit called her a "protest babe" and the pix was popular for a few days and floated around the web. I've found old links to the photo that go back to Yahoo news, but of course they no longer post the picture because it is too old. A Freerepublic post that might refresh you memory is...
  • Hadrian's wall boosted economy for ancient Britons, archaeologists discover

    11/24/2008 3:51:39 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies · 798+ views
    Telegraph ^ | Saturday, November 22, 2008 | Patrick Sawer
    The 73-mile long Roman wall, built in AD 122 to defend the Roman Empire from hostile Celtic tribes, created a thriving economy to serve the occupying army, according to aerial surveys. Farmers, traders, craftsmen, labourers and prostitutes seized the occasion to make money from the presence of hundreds of Roman troops... The research carried out by English Heritage has revealed over 2,700 previously unrecorded historic features, including prehistoric burial mounds and first century farmsteads, medieval sheep farms, 19th century lead mines and even a WWII gun battery, sited along the 15 foot high wall which stretched from Wallsend on the...
  • Hold! Hold!

    02/01/2008 5:38:50 AM PST · by Bear_Slayer · 80 replies · 80+ views
    2/1/08 | bear_slayer
    I'm reminded of Brave Heart where the ragged, put-together army of Wallace is in rank on the battelfield with spears (as long as a man :-) ), buried in the overgrowth, waiting for the british cavalry to over-run them. Wallace is shouting, "Hold! Hold!" until that last moment before the british can turn back no longer . . . and then they pull up the spears and the cavalry is impaled upon them. So it is with the RINO republican party. For too long they have been offering RINO politicians and their RINO policy. And many have threatened to vote...
  • Operation William Wallace clears Abu Tina

    08/10/2007 3:49:43 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 9 replies · 578+ views
    Multi-National Corps – Iraq ^ | August 10, 2007 | Multi-National Corps – Iraq Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
    DIYALA RIVER VALLEY, Iraq – Building upon recent success in the Diyala River Valley, Iraqi and Coalition Soldiers conducted Operation William Wallace, Aug. 8, to destroy al-Qaeda elements in the Abu Tina area. Conducting an early-morning air assault, the 2nd Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division, partnered with Soldiers from Troop B, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, attached to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, cleared the village; resulting in four terrorists killed, two suspected terrorists detained and a weapons cache discovered.“This mission is important because while it provides a secure environment for the citizens of Abu Tina, it also...
  • Kosovo breakaway could raise Scot Nats' hopes

    04/05/2007 1:20:38 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 24 replies · 834+ views
    The breakaway British region of Scotland could be among the beneficiaries of this week's expected UN recommendation that Kosovo be granted provisional independence from Serbia, leading in time to full sovereign status. If the plan backed by the US, Britain and Germany is formally accepted by the UN security council, it will be taken as an important international legal precedent by would-be separatist movements from Georgia to Moldova to Chechnya, and possibly also the Scottish National party. ... Kosovo has been part of Serbia since the Middle Ages. By comparison, the Act of Union binding Scotland and England dates back...
  • 98 Percent Of All Domestically Eradicated Marijuana Is "Ditchweed," DEA Admits

    09/10/2006 10:57:05 AM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 198 replies · 4,064+ views
    98 Percent Of All Domestically Eradicated Marijuana Is "Ditchweed," DEA Admits September 7, 2006 - Washington, DC, USA Washington, DC: More than 98 percent of all of the marijuana plants seized by law enforcement in the United States is feral hemp not cultivated cannabis, according to newly released data by the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program and the Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics. According to the data, available online at: http://www.albany.edu/sourcebook/pdf/t4382005.pdf, of the estimated 223 million marijuana plants destroyed by law enforcement in 2005, approximately 219 million were classified as "ditchweed," a term the agency uses to...
  • Mel Gives Cops Hell (alleged anti-semitic slurs)

    07/29/2006 10:39:11 AM PDT · by dogbyte12 · 237 replies · 5,397+ views
    Mel Gibson LOS ANGELES - A blitzed Mel Gibson launched into an obscenity-laced tirade when he was busted on suspicion of drunken driving early yesterday, threatening an officer and making anti-Semitic and sexually abusive remarks, according to a police report. The "Passion of the Christ" director repeatedly said, "My life is f----d," according to the report by Los Angeles County Deputy James Mee, which was obtained by TMZ.com. The celebrity news Web site posted excerpts of the handwritten report. Gibson, 50, was pulled over for speeding at 3:10 a.m. on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, Calif., cops said. The...
  • Braveheart Killing 'Topped Bill At Fair'

    01/08/2006 2:22:49 PM PST · by blam · 34 replies · 1,562+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 1-8-2006 | George Mair
    Braveheart killing 'topped bill at fair' GEORGE MAIR WILLIAM Wallace's execution was the opening attraction of a giant medieval carnival, according to research which sheds new light on the freedom fighter's death in August 1305. The killing of 'Braveheart' Wallace, during which he was hanged, drawn and quartered, is now believed to have marked the opening of Bartholomew Fair - the largest medieval market in England, held annually for centuries to commemorate St Bartholomew's Day on August 24. Tens of thousands flocked to Smithfield - the site of his execution - for the fortnight-long celebration, which featured vast cloth and...
  • Crowds mark death of Braveheart

    09/01/2005 7:37:16 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 1,006+ views
    Islington Gazette ^ | 8/31/05 | Islington Gazette
    CROWDS of more than 1,000 flocked to Smithfield to mark the 700th anniversary of the death of Scottish hero William Wallace - also known as Braveheart. The freedom fighter was hung, drawn and quartered outside the church of St Bartholomew the Great in 1305 after being betrayed by a Scottish knight in service to King Edward the First. His life story was famously given a Hollywood makeover by actor/director Mel Gibson in 1995 for the film Braveheart. But no national celebrations were planned to mark the 700th anniversary of his execution so author and historian David Ross, who wrote bestseller...
  • Scotland's "Braveheart" honored, 700 years on

    08/24/2005 3:10:49 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 28 replies · 608+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | Tues. Aug. 23, 2005 | Gideon Long
    By Gideon Long Tue Aug 23,11:52 AM ET LONDON (Reuters) - Seven hundred years to the day after Scottish hero William "Braveheart" Wallace was executed by his English foes, a historian has retraced his final journey to promote his dream of independence for Scotland. David Ross, who has written books on Wallace and other Scottish national heroes, strode from Westminster through the old City of London on Tuesday wearing a kilt and carrying a sword. Accompanied by around 100 supporters, many playing bagpipes and waving the blue-and-white Scottish flag, Ross ended his journey at Smithfield, where Wallace was butchered by...
  • 800,000 Pack Beirut For Opposition Rally (Anti-Syrian Protests)

    03/14/2005 7:14:22 AM PST · by MisterRepublican · 205 replies · 7,028+ views
    Yahoo! News Singapore ^ | March 14, 2005 | Agence France-Presse
    An emboldened Lebanese opposition mobilized more than 800,000 people to demand an end to Syrian military domination of Lebanon, hurling a potent challenge to the Syrian-backed government here. Beirut city official Mounib Nassereddine said the estimate of 800,000 did did not include demonstrators who were still arriving from all parts of the country ahead of the rally. Thousands of Lebanese had made their way throughout the morning to the capital by car, bus and boat, heading for Martyrs Square and the grave of former prime minister Rafiq Hariri, assassinated exactly one month ago in a bomb blast. Lebanese television aired...
  • Poll: 'Braveheart' Worst Ever Oscar Winner

    02/25/2005 9:55:45 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 440 replies · 6,413+ views
    Empire Magazine ^ | 2.25.05 | female first.uk
    Mel Gibson's film 'Braveheart' has been hailed as the worst film ever to win an Oscar.The action film about Scottish folklore legend William Wallace won the Academy Award in 1996-but now has topped an all time worst Oscar winning poll.Britain's Empire Magazine, who conducted an annual survey if tis readers said, 'This typical piece of bashing by Mel Gibson is just about the all time worst Best Picture. The writer might have merited praise for making 14th Century history relevant to audiences, but his dialogue has all the thudding subtlety of parody.' Meanwhile fellow Australian Russell Crowe's movie 'A Beautiful...
  • Christian men called to become 'warriors', not 'nice guys'

    01/28/2005 6:41:49 PM PST · by Lorianne · 92 replies · 6,211+ views
    The New Zealand Herald ^ | 26 January 2005 | Nigel Hunt
    LOS ANGELES - Movies like "Braveheart" and "Legends of the Fall" are on the viewing list for men in a growing Christian movement that calls for them to throw off their "nice guy" personas and emulate warriors. The book which inspired the movement, John Eldredge's "Wild at Heart," has already sold 1.5 million copies in English and been translated into 16 languages, most recently Korean. Eldredge believes many Christian men have become bored, "really nice guys" and invites them to rediscover passion by viewing their life's mission as having a battle to fight, an adventure to live and a beauty...
  • 'Braveheart' Becomes Role Model for Christian Men

    01/22/2005 3:53:22 PM PST · by wagglebee · 84 replies · 2,438+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1/22/05 | Nigel Hunt
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Movies like "Braveheart" and "Legends of the Fall" are on the viewing list for men in a growing Christian movement that calls for them to throw off their "nice guy" personas and emulate warriors. The book which inspired the movement, John Eldredge's "Wild at Heart," has already sold 1.5 million copies in English and been translated into 16 languages, most recently Korean. Eldredge believes many Christian men have become bored, "really nice guys" and invites them to rediscover passion by viewing their life's mission as having a battle to fight, an adventure to live and a...
  • Vote for "The Passion of the Christ" for People's Choice Award!!!

    12/01/2004 8:20:16 AM PST · by ConservativeGadfly · 18 replies · 957+ views
    People's Choice Awards ^ | December 1, 2004 | Unknown
    I have been notified by The People's Choice Awards that "THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST" has made the Top 5 List for their annual Awards show. Voting is happening now on line at www.PCAVOTE.com and will be open until December 13th. From the Top 5, they narrow down the list to the Top 3. The show airs in January.
  • A TIME FOR MANHOOD

    08/11/2004 10:35:07 AM PDT · by COURAGE · 23 replies · 1,059+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 11, 2004 | DUNCAN MAXWELL ANDERSON
    August 11, 2004 -- THIS November's election is about something everyone is thinking about, and almost no one is talking about. Words like "national security" are fig-leaves for the real subject: manhood. You might wonder why the recent Democratic convention was the gaudiest display of militarism and macho talk since the Berlin Olympics of 1936 — this, from the party that successfully ran a draft-dodger for president twice, and which won't fund a candidate who doesn't bow to the feminist abortion-god.
  • b>Crawford County man charged by ATF; court papers sealed</b><br>

    04/01/2004 10:19:16 AM PST · by Crawford Co Libertarian · 51 replies · 391+ views
    Erie (PA) Times-News ^ | 3/26/2004 | JOHN BARTLETT
    State police and federal agents blocked Williamson Road while searching the gun shop of Darrell Sivik. (JACK HANRAHAN/Erie Times-News) By JOHN BARTLETT john.bartlett@timesnews.com MEADVILLE: A Crawford County gun dealer known for his outspoken criticism of government power was arrested on firearm violations Thursday after heavily armed federal agents raided his West Mead home and adjacent business. Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives served a search warrant and took self-proclaimed "patriotic, Christian American" Darrell Sivik into custody at about 9 a.m. He was arraigned at about 4 p.m. in Erie before Federal Magistrate Susan Paradise Baxter....
  • It's Last Rites For Braveheart... At Last

    01/04/2004 12:39:41 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies · 360+ views
    Scotsman.com ^ | 1-4-2004 | Stuart McDonald
    It's last rites for Braveheart... at last STUART MacDONALD HE RESTS in the hearts and minds of Scots as an icon of the nation’s fighting spirit yet Braveheart legend William Wallace has never been granted a burial place fit for a national hero. But now, on the 700th anniversary of his gruesome death, Wallace is to finally get a permanent resting place at the Lanarkshire church where he is believed to have married his sweetheart. However, first there will be an extraordinary re-enactment of the last days of Wallace’s life which led up to his horrific death. Wallace author David...
  • British AS90: Awesome weapon enhanced for the desert

    03/21/2003 5:49:24 AM PST · by knighthawk · 14 replies · 487+ views
    icNewcastle ^ | March 21 2003
    The AS90 - used last night in Iraq - is one of the most awesome battlefield artillery guns in the world. When the self-propelled howitzer was introduced in 1993, the first new field gun for three decades, military experts said it would revolutionise the use of artillery in the theatre of war. With a 155mm gun and an automated loading system, the AS90 Braveheart can deliver a payload of a quarter of a ton on to a single target in less than 10 seconds. Resembling a tank, the gun is engine-driven and can be positioned anywhere on the battlefield and...
  • With a brave heart and pure soul (Mel Gibson)

    03/15/2003 7:20:51 AM PST · by ultima ratio · 12 replies · 610+ views
    Diocese Report ^ | March 15, 2003 | anonymous
    With a brave heart and pure soul March 15 2003 If conviction counts for anything, Mel Gibson's latest film project will be a success, but theologians and filmmakers are not so sure, reports Garry Maddox. Is Mel Gibson crazy or a visionary? That question has been buzzing around the film world since one of Hollywood's biggest stars announced his new directing project would be a graphic depiction of the last 12 hours of Jesus Christ's life. That's not so unusual, you might think, considering the Sydney-raised actor is a well-known Catholic. But the star of Mad Max, Braveheart and the...