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  • 37 Pi Delta Psi fraternity brothers charged in death - Freshman died during frat ritual 2 years ago

    09/15/2015 3:35:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    ABC / CNN ^ | September 15, 2015 | Haimy Assefa
    Thirty-seven fraternity brothers have been charged in connection with the 2013 hazing death of a New York City college student, according to police. [Snip] Five of the students and Pi Delta Psi fraternity are charged with murder, involuntary manslaughter, and aggravated assault, among others charges, said Pocono Mountain Regional Police. The 32 others in the group are facing charges ranging from aggravated assault to criminal conspiracy.
  • Teenager falls from 100ft cliff, survives, then is bitten by snake

    07/22/2015 12:32:32 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Telegraph ^ | July 22, 2015
    A teenager has survived after falling 100ft off a cliff then being bitten by a venomous snake at the bottom. Brock Leach, 14, tumbled over a cliff edge and bounced off outcroppings and rocks during his descent - before landing on a ledge. But as he tried to clamber to safety before the tide came in Brock suddenly felt a sharp pain in the hand he'd been using to help pull himself along. He was horrified to discover he had been bitten by an adder - the only native venomous snake in the UK. The fall was witnessed by his...
  • Hillary Clinton's brothers could cause major problems for her presidential campaign

    05/16/2015 8:44:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Business Insider via MSN ^ | 5/16/15 | Colin Campbell
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's two brothers, Tony and Hugh Rodham, could be a problem for her presidential campaign. Over the years, the pair have been at the center of multiple controversies for their business dealings and Republicans are already using them to attack Clinton. One aide for a rival 2016 campaign aide told Business Insider Clinton's brothers will definitely cause issues for her White House bid. "Will they be a problem? Yes. They underscore everything that people fear and hate about the Clintons," the aide said. "They're essentially the id of Bill and Hillary Clinton. A bunch of...
  • Did Jesus Have Fleshly Half-Brothers?

    03/26/2015 5:03:18 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 296 replies
    Apologetics Press ^ | 2003 | Dave Miller, Ph.D.
    ">Did Jesus Have Fleshly Half-Brothers? by  Dave Miller, Ph.D. The usual word in the Greek language for “brother” is adelphos. It possesses the same latitude of application that the English word possesses. Hence, it can refer to a person who shares the same religion (a spiritual brother). It can refer to a person who shares the same citizenship—a fellow countryman. It can refer to an intimate friend or neighbor. All of these uses are self-evident, and do not encroach upon the literal use of the term. By far the most prominent use of the term is the literal sense—a blood...
  • GOP created a nativist monster: How radical wingnuts seized the party

    07/01/2014 10:10:48 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 36 replies
    Salon ^ | Heather Digby Parton
    Politico ran an interesting article last Friday about the apparent stall of momentum on immigration reform that was assumed to be on the way to a reasonable compromise just a few months ago. It begins, naturally, with an assault on the liberal immigration reform groups for speaking out of turn and making the president angry with their incessant demands. He’s quoted as saying “If you take the pressure off of them and put it on me, you’ll guarantee that there is no legislation.” Evidently he actually believed that the Republicans would respond to pressure from Hispanic rights groups. (One might...
  • Exclusive: SunTrust Cuts Business Ties with Benham Brothers After Conservative Views Attacked

    05/16/2014 10:49:43 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller via The Drudge Report ^ | May 16, 2014 | Alex Pappas
    First they lost their television show. Now the Benham brothers say they are losing their business. SunTrust Banks is cutting ties with would-be reality stars David and Jason Benham after liberal activists attacked them for their conservative views on abortion and gay marriage, The Daily Caller has learned. In a statement provided first to TheDC on Friday, the Benham brothers confirmed that SunTrust Banks has pulled all of its listed properties with the Benham brothers’ bank-owned property business, which includes several franchisees across four states. The move comes just a week after HGTV announced it was canceling a planned home...
  • The Koch Brothers Give to Democrats Too

    03/22/2014 2:31:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 3/22/14 | Heather Ginsberg
    **SNIP** The KochPAC gave almost $200,000 to Democratic candidates and committees, including just most recently in 2010. This included a $30,000 donation to the DSCC. But isn’t it funny how top Democrats like Harry Reid harp on how the Kochs are ruining politics and complain about their partisan allegiances? Since 2000 KochPAC has given more than $1.4 million to Democratic candidates, leadership PACs and committees. Who’s partisan now? Now, this is not to say that the Kochs haven’t been a huge part of funding Republican ideas, but it must be awfully frustrating for them to have people constantly criticizing them....
  • Defense: Marathon suspect's remark humorous

    03/06/2014 9:35:33 AM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 3/6/2014
    BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say a remark he made to his sister during a prison visit was meant to be funny and wasn't incriminating, as prosecutors have suggested. In court documents filed Wednesday, Tsarnaev's lawyers responded to a claim by prosecutors that Tsarnaev made a remark "to his detriment" while his sister was visiting him. The remark was overheard by an FBI agent who was in the room monitoring the visit because of special prison restrictions placed on Tsarnaev. Neither side has revealed what Tsarnaev said, but are arguing over whether to lift...
  • Obama To Launch ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Initiative For Young Men Of Color

    02/12/2014 7:51:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 66 replies
    newsone.com ^ | 2/11/14 | D.L. Chandler
    President Barack Obama (pictured) has been aggressively pushing an agenda that strengthens the core of the nation via education, job creation, and supporting middle class families. Now the administration will turn its aim to improve the lives of young men of color via an initiative titled “My Brother’s Keeper.” Although the President has shied away from race matters in the past, there has been an undeniable shift in focus from the White House regarding the plight of young people of color who have been disproportionately slammed by poverty, lack of opportunity, and unfair prison sentences. According to a Washington Post...
  • LA:What If HomeOwner Who Shot Nola Teen Had Been Black?

    08/04/2013 6:32:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    capblackhood.blogspot.com ^ | July, 2013 | Cap Black
    Cap Black The Hood Conservative Anti Crime Activist Organizer Brothers Against Crime http://capblackhood.blogspot.com/2013/07/brothers-against-crime-flyer.html New Orleans   Press Release   Times Picayune article: Unarmed teen shot inside homeowner's fenced yard, but not breaking into home, NOPD warrant says http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/07/marigny_homeowner_shooting.html   Below is my post about this on nola.com:   "He would steal -- he was a professional thief, sure," David Coulter said. "But he would never pick up a gun, not in a million years. He was too scared to aim a gun at the grass, let alone aim it at a person. No way. Before he'll ever pick up...
  • Connecticut Senate passes bill writing Wright Brothers out of history

    06/05/2013 10:11:10 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 164 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6-5-2013 | Jeremy A. Kaplan
    Are they righting a wrong or wronging the Wrights? The Connecticut Senate passed a bill Tuesday evening that would delete the Wright brothers from history, explicitly stripping recognition for the first powered flight from Orville and Wilbur and assigning it to someone else. “The Governor shall proclaim a date certain in each year as Powered Flight Day to honor the first powered flight by [the Wright brothers] Gustave Whitehead and to commemorate the Connecticut aviation and aerospace industry,” reads House Bill No. 6671, which now sits on the governor’s desk awaiting passage into law. "There’s no question that the Wright...
  • Koch brothers want to make your newspaper their megaphone

    05/01/2013 9:02:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 81 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 5/1/13 | David Horsey
    The people of Los Angeles would be up in arms if some out-of-town billionaires tried to buy the Dodgers and institute a rule that only right-handers could play on the team. Petitions would be signed, protests would be organized and politicians would rise up to condemn the sale. It would be nice if there were a similar outcry at the prospect of the Koch brothers buying the Los Angeles Times. After all, as exciting as it may be for a city to have a major league sports team, a good newspaper is a far more valuable asset.
  • The Tsarnaev brothers were double agents who decoyed US into terror trap

    04/20/2013 7:21:15 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 109 replies
    DEBKA ^ | April 20, 2013 | DEBKA
    The conclusion reached by DEBKAfile’s counterterrorism and intelligence sources is that the brothers were double agents, hired by US and Saudi intelligence to penetrate the Wahhabi jihadist networks which, helped by Saudi financial institutions, had spread across the restive Russian Caucasian. Instead, the two former Chechens betrayed their mission and went secretly over to the radical Islamist networks.
  • Which city will the Obama goons trash first?

    02/03/2013 3:07:37 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 41 replies
    02-03-2012 | Me
    Super Bowl- Anyone have any thoughts on which city will be trashed and burned first nd/or how many shoe and TV stores will be looted and trashed afetr the game? I'm guessing Baltimore win or lose!
  • Two brothers found dead inside Va. Beach restaurant

    01/08/2013 4:13:20 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | Janaury 8, 2013 | Cindy Clayton and Margaret Matray
    Two brothers were found dead Tuesday morning inside a restaurant where one of them worked in the Parkway Plaza Shopping Center near Lynnhaven Mall. A delivery driver who arrived at the Rally’s fast food restaurant at 845 Lynnhaven Pkwy. about 2:10 a.m. found one of the men and called police to report a gunshot wound, said Officer Tonya Borman, a police spokeswoman. Officers discovered the second man when they arrived on the scene.
  • Inside The Koch Empire: How The Brothers Plan To Reshape America

    12/06/2012 9:45:54 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12-5 | Daniel Fisher
    "We get threats from people in Congress, and this is pushed out and becomes part of the culture: That we are evil so we need to be destroyed." - Charles Koch A man who, by FORBES’ careful measure, is one of the 50 most powerful people in the world, one of the 20 wealthiest–and one of the dozen most vilified–is perpetually in a position to reflect. But given it’s Charles Koch’s 77th birthday, the calendar demands it. Especially with the presidential election that Charles has called “the mother of all wars” less than a week away, and with Koch Industries,...
  • Brothers accused of murder in fatal shooting of Fort Lauderdale man

    11/23/2012 7:35:04 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | November 21, 2012 | Erika Pesantes
    Sydney Green's last moments were captured on surveillance video when two men rushed toward him and shot him to death during an altercation, Fort Lauderdale police said. Brothers Tyrone Shaw, 31, and Corey Haygood, 22, are each charged with first-degree murder and were ordered held without bail during their first appearance court hearings Wednesday. Fort Lauderdale and Lauderhill police and the FBI Violent Crime Fugitive Task Force tracked the pair down in Lauderhill and arrested them late Tuesday.
  • Monks' once-flourishing business ends

    11/26/2011 11:17:01 AM PST · by Daffynition · 87 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via KansasCityStar ^ | Nov. 23, 2011 | ANNYSA JOHNSON
    They were dubbed the Millionaire Monks, a small monastic community in rural Wisconsin feted around the world for its wildly successful Internet business selling laser printer inks and toners. As recently as 2009, the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Spring Bank was projecting annual sales of $3.5 million for its for-profit business, LaserMonks Inc. And their prior and chief executive officer, Father Bernard McCoy, was talking expansion - of both the company and the abbey. Today, the monks' 15,000-square-foot home on 500 acres in Sparta, Wis., is all but empty. They sold off their belongings - everything from furniture...
  • Obama: I Am My Brother’s Keeper – But Not My Actual Brother

    04/02/2012 1:52:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/2/12 | Ben Shapiro
    In a campaign speech on Friday in Vermont, as reported by CNSNews.com, President Obama ripped into “you’re-on-your-own-economics” and actually suggested that hard work and personal responsibility were not supreme Biblical values. Instead, he suggested, “Hard work, personal responsibility – those are values. But looking out for one another. That’s a value. The idea that we’re all in this together. I am my brother’s keeper. I am my sister’s keeper. That’s a value.” Apparently, being his brother’s keeper does not actually mean his brother’s keeper – President Obama’s half-brother lives on less than a dollar per month. “I have seen two...
  • Sons of God - "Angel Food for Thought"

    02/08/2012 6:53:37 AM PST · by hawkins · 7 replies
    Church of Christ Articles ^ | 2/08/2012 | Travis Main
    Oh the joy of being called sons of God! Man has this special title given by believing in Christ and being born by the will of God (John 1:12-13). The Bible uses different terms both in the Hebrew and Greek for the word “son” or “sons”. One particular Hebrew word, “bane”, designated by Strong’s Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries “H1121” appears 4924 times in the Old Testament. It is translated in many ways, the majority of which are not “son or sons”. Consider these few: children (Genesis 3:16), old (Genesis 5:32), one born (Genesis 15:3), people (Genesis 29:1), colts (Genesis 32:15),...
  • Brothers Arrested, Pilot Hurt After Fight On Plane At MIA

    07/28/2011 8:28:07 AM PDT · by rawhide · 40 replies
    MIAMI -- Two brothers were arrested after police said they attacked a pilot at Miami International Airport on Wednesday night. American Airlines Flight 1755 was about to take off from MIA to San Francisco International Airport when a flight attendant noticed that passenger Jonathan Baez, 27, was not wearing his seat belt. She tried to wake him up, but he was unresponsive so she called the pilot. The pilot then decided to turn the plane around and head back to the gate. Once at the gate, the pilot and flight attendant both tried to wake Baez. He finally woke up...
  • These little boys need votes - plz *vote* & BUMP

    06/18/2011 10:56:40 AM PDT · by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL · 6 replies
    Ashka Salon & Spa website ^ | 18 Jun 2011 | Me
    CAST YOUR VOTE for the recipient of our 2nd Annual GIVE BACK WEEK taking place September 12-17, 2011! Our goal is to raise $15,000 by way of a silent auction, a donation from Ashka and a Beauty-A-Thon all taking place that week. The following causes have been recommended by our Team Members and we need your help in determining the recipient! Scroll down to view the candidates for this year. Voting can be done at the bottom of this page and will close June 20, 2011.
  • Did Mary Have Other Children?

    06/13/2011 3:57:07 PM PDT · by HarleyD · 1,025 replies
    One of the more controversial teachings of the Catholic church deals with the perpetual virginity of Mary. This doctrine maintains that Mary remained a virgin after the birth of Jesus and that biblical references suggesting Jesus had siblings are really references to cousins (Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 510). As the veneration of Mary increased throughout the centuries, the vehicle of Sacred Tradition became the means of promoting new doctrines not explicitly taught in the Bible. The virginity of Mary is clearly taught in scripture when describing the birth of Jesus. But is the doctrine of her continued virginity...
  • Raid that got bin Laden was culmination of years of work, sr. admin officials say

    05/01/2011 11:30:46 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 33 replies
    http://washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 05/02/11 | Philip Klein
    Apparently, the key to the whole operation was finding and tracking Bin Laden’s most trusted courier, a process that took years — and involved info given by Guantanamo detainees: Sunday afternoon’s raid by U.S. forces that killed Osama bin Laden was the “culmination of years of careful and highly advanced intelligence work,” senior administration officials said in a conference call, describing the genesis of an operation that sounded like it was right out of a “Mission Impossible” movie. Some time after Sept. 11, detainees held by the U.S. told interrogators about a man believed to work as a courier for...
  • What the Muslim Brothers Want

    02/10/2011 8:59:50 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    ny times ^ | 2/10/11 | essam el-errian
    THE Egyptian people have spoken, and we have spoken emphatically. In two weeks of peaceful demonstrations we have persistently demanded liberation and democracy. It was groups of brave, sincere Egyptians who initiated this moment of historical opportunity on Jan. 25, and the Muslim Brotherhood is committed to joining the national effort toward reform and progress. In more than eight decades of activism, the Muslim Brotherhood has consistently promoted an agenda of gradual reform. Our principles, clearly stated since the inception of the movement in 1928, affirm an unequivocal position against violence. For the past 30 years we have posed, peacefully,...
  • 2 Brothers Will Rule In Wincosin (GOP Brothers To Lead WI House And Senate Alert)

    11/26/2010 11:27:12 PM PST · by goldstategop · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/26/2010 | Monica Davey
    The State Capitol here will undergo one of the most marked shifts in the nation after this month’s election, from Democratic dominance to Republican control. But another remarkable change is coming: Representative Jeff Fitzgerald was picked to be the next speaker of Wisconsin’s State Assembly, and Senator Scott Fitzgerald was chosen as majority leader of the State Senate, creating a rare fraternal alignment, experts say, for any state in recent memory. While all sorts of relatives have served at various times in state legislatures (including husband-and-wife teams, siblings and, after this election, a mother-and-son duo among New Hampshire’s lawmakers), the...
  • The Week 10 Packer Brothers Podcast is Out! (Bye Week)

    11/17/2010 4:31:52 PM PST · by PackerBoy · 1 replies
    Packer Brothers Podcast ^ | 11/17/2010 | Packer Brothers
    If you are a true GREEN BAY PACKERS FAN, you just might enjoy: THE PACKER BROTHERS PODCAST! The Packer Brothers Podcast? It's high-energy, passion, and love for the Green Bay Packers – with a dash of humor. Snoozin' during the bye week and dreamin' of the final goodbye to Old Number 4 ... With the first nine games in their rear view mirror and the resurgent Pack at 6-3, the Packer Brothers grade out the season so far: offense, defense, special teams, coaching--nothing escapes their comedic and withering analysis. Your hosts, Packer Pete and Lambeau Jack, also look at...
  • Consecrated Life Is Of Benefit To The Whole Church [Catholic Caucus]

    11/06/2010 7:56:39 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    EWTN.com/VIS ^ | 5-November-2010 | Vatican Information Service
    5-November-2010 -- Vatican Information Service Consecrated Life Is Of Benefit To The Whole Church VATICAN CITY, 5 NOV 2010 (VIS) - At midday today in the Vatican the Holy Father received prelates from the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (Region south 2), who have just completed their "ad limina" visit. Speaking of consecrated people, the Pope suggested that "they 'can be compared to a plant with many branches which sinks its roots into the Gospel and brings forth abundant fruit in every season of the Church's life'. Because charity is the first fruit of the Holy Spirit and...
  • Packer Brothers Podcast Episode 8 is out!

    11/04/2010 4:13:06 PM PDT · by PackerBoy · 3 replies
    Packer Brothers Podcast ^ | 11/04/2010 | Packer Brothers
    If you are a true GREEN BAY PACKERS FAN, you just might enjoy: THE PACKER BROTHERS PODCAST! The Packer Brothers Podcast? It's high-energy, passion, and love for the Green Bay Packers – with a dash of humor. Your hosts, Packer Pete and Lambeau Jack, discuss last Sunday’s amazing shut-out of the New York J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets! in the New Meadowlands – where the emaciated Packers suffered even more injuries to key players. Crazily enough, the Packer Brothers each predicted a Packer's win against one of the best teams in the NFL, in that team's home stadium, and with...
  • Miami teens, lifelong friends, accused in killing each other's brother

    10/06/2010 9:58:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | October 6, 2010 | Jennifer Lebovich
    MIAMI — As kids, Jamarco Stafford and James Adams shot hoops on the worn basketball courts of an Overtown housing project. Lifelong friends, they attended the same Head Start program, and helped win football games for the Overtown Rattlers — Stafford sporting number 88, Adams wearing 50. Some nights, Adams slept at Stafford's house. Now the teens, both 17, spend their nights in detention cells, facing murder charges for killing each other's brother.
  • A Brother's Ultimate Sacrifice-A Story of Faith Amidst Suffering (Ryan and Chad Arnold)

    08/21/2010 7:39:36 PM PDT · by nmh · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News Opinion ^ | 8/21/10 | Rev. Bill Shuler
    In Denver, Colorado two brothers embraced before going into surgery for a liver transplant. Ryan Arnold, age 34, was donating a part of his healthy liver so that his older brother Chad Arnold, who had an incurable liver disease, could live. This type of surgery is rare and not without risk. After what seemed to be a successful surgery complications arose. Within four days, the donor Ryan Arnold died while his brother Chad lived. Ryan and Chad’s father fought back tears as he broke the news to Chad with the simple words, “I have some bad news. Ryan’s gone but...
  • Face of Defense: Brothers Manage Fitness Operations

    06/28/2010 12:39:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    Face of Defense ^ | Master Sgt. Scott Sturkol, USAF
    SOUTHWEST ASIA, June 28, 2010 – If you walk into one of the fitness buildings for the 380th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron at an air base here and yell, "Sergeant Ramos," you'll probably get more than one person answering. Air Force Master Sgt. Greg Ramos, left, and Air Force Staff Sgt. Gavin Ramos work in the fitness center at an air base in Southwest Asia. Both sergeants are brothers who are deployed from the 154th Force Support Squadron of the Hawaii Air National Guard. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Scott Sturkol   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available....
  • Two (unemployed) brothers sign up for very long walk against corporate personhood

    05/23/2010 1:29:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 790+ views
    Time-Standard ^ | 5/16/10
    Two brothers sign up for very long walk against corporate personhoodThe Times-Standard Posted: 05/16/2010 01:21:11 AM PDT Brothers George “Laird” Monahan, 69, and Robin Monahan, 67, have a long walk ahead of them. After a visit in Humboldt County last week, the pair is setting off from San Francisco's Golden Gate Park today to walk across the country, expecting to arrive at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. sometime before Election Day. But this is far from a casual stroll, as the brothers are walking across the country to bring attention to the recent controversial U.S. Supreme Court ruling in...
  • Face of Defense: Brothers Serve Together in Afghanistan

    04/15/2010 5:53:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 273+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | 2nd Lt. Mark Lazane, USAF
    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan, April 15, 2010 – The “brotherhood” that exists among servicemembers is well known. Members of the military often talk about forming family-like bonds with their teammates while engaging in operations at home and abroad. Army Spc. Brandon Sitton, left, helps his brother, Army Pfc. Joshua Sitton, strap on a harness before a mission at Forward Operating Base Orgun, Afghanistan, April 12, 2010. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Demetrius Lester  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. For two provincial reconstruction team members here, that brotherhood runs deeper than any uniform or exercise. It literally is blood-deep....
  • A brotherly bond renewed in death.

    02/12/2010 8:57:22 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 17 replies · 562+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 2/12/10 | Vince Tuss
    Carl and Bill Larson spent more than 90 years together, most as bachelors raising horses on the family farm just outside Oklee, Minn. Separated for only three years during World War II, their brotherly bond was broken Nov. 11 when Bill, 98, died searching for his brother, who'd gone out the night before and not come home. Three months to the day after Bill's death and less than a week after his 96th birthday, Carl died Thursday, only hours after checking into a Thief River Falls nursing home, said neighbor and lifelong friend Don Stenberg. "My wife and I, we...
  • Bill and Carl Larson: Brothers, forever (Tissue Alert)

    11/19/2009 4:17:25 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 3 replies · 510+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 11/19/09 | Curt Brown
    For 90-plus years, Bill and Carl Larson had each other's back on their Oklee, Minn., farm. Then Carl wandered off one night, and Bill set out to find him. Except for the three years that Bill was fighting the Nazis and Carl was an Army medic in the Pacific, the Larson brothers had been side by side for more than 90 years. They grew up farming on the outskirts of Oklee, Minn., never married, and stayed on the family farm to raise prize-winning Belgian horses long after their two older brothers, Roswall and George, died decades ago. So when 95-year-old...
  • Student's beating death sparks outrage (Obama's community organizing really paying off)

    09/28/2009 3:39:12 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 53 replies · 2,039+ views
    msnbc ^ | 9/28/2009 | msnbc
    Three teenagers were charged Monday in the beating death of a 16-year-old Chicago honor roll student on his way home from school, a melee captured on a cell phone video that shows a group striking him with boards and kicking him as he lay on a sidewalk. The death of Derrion Albert, a sophomore at Christian Fenger Academy High School, on Thursday has reignited community outrage over chronic violence involving city students and is putting pressure on school and police officials to address gang problems that often are at the root of such violence. The Chicago public school system is...
  • How ‘The Big Lebowski’ became a cultural touchstone and the impetus for festivals across the country

    09/14/2009 8:37:21 PM PDT · by Saije · 50 replies · 4,043+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 9/14/2009 | Joan Anderman
    So there’s this guy named the Dude, and some dudes break into his apartment and pee on his rug, so the Dude, an LA burnout whose real name is Jeffrey Lebowski, goes to find the other Jeffrey Lebowski, a rich guy the intruder dudes were actually looking for, so he can get him to replace the soiled rug, which totally tied the room together. That’s the basic premise of “The Big Lebowski,’’ the Coen Brothers’ 1998 stoner caper, which also involves bowling, nihilism, a kidnapping, and many, many White Russians - a cocktail whose parts combine more cogently than the...
  • ACORN Cracks Wide Open - (Apologies for Deja Vu) - 2008 Article

    09/10/2009 7:44:37 PM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 11 replies · 1,448+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 8-12-08 | Carl. F. Horowitz
    The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, is a network of nonprofit community groups formed nearly 40 years ago on the premise that banks, corporations and insurance companies, immersed in greed, have kept poor and predominantly minority neighborhoods desperate. Within the past couple months, however, its leaders have been engaged in the more mundane task of spinning a scandal that already has claimed its most visible leader. To longtime ACORN critics, it’s a case of belated just deserts. ***** At the center of this storm are ACORN co-founder and chief organizer Wade Rathke and his brother, Dale.
  • Fire Department Embraces Its Military ‘Brothers’

    09/08/2009 5:35:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 228+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2009 – An Air National Guardsman from Cambridge, Mass., knows first-hand the extent to which his co-workers in the city’s fire department support their military brethren. “They all [offer] whatever we need,” said Patrick Haggerty, a lieutenant with the fire department and a master sergeant who serves in fire protection in the Massachusetts Air National Guard. “If work needs to be done at home, … everyone’s like, ‘If any work needs to be done while you’re gone, let us know.’” That’s one of the reasons Haggerty, a 16-year veteran of the fire department, nominated his employer for...
  • Toll Brothers lost $472 million in Q3

    08/27/2009 4:11:59 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 4 replies · 445+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 27 August 2009
    HORSHAM, Pa., — Toll Brothers Inc. says it lost $472.3 million in its fiscal third quarter, as the luxury homebuilder took a large tax hit. But while Toll Brothers' results were worse than analysts expected, the company is seeing signs of improvement in the industry. The builder said Thursday it lost $2.93 a share in the three months ended July 31. That compares with a loss of $29.3 million, or 18 cents a share, the same period last year. Toll Brothers sold 792 homes with revenue totaling $461.4 million. Those results were down 36 percent and 42 percent, respectively, from...
  • Deployed service members run to remember

    08/17/2009 6:07:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 520+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Jason Hernandez, USMC
    8/17/2009 By Lance Cpl. Jason Hernandez, Multi National Force - West AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq — United States service members and civilians aboard Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, ran a half marathon in memory of Maj. Megan M. McClung, Aug. 15, 2009. More than 200 participants began running the 13.1 miles just before dawn. “This is my first marathon,” said Sgt. Stevie C. Hagler, the noncommissioned officer-in-charge of the II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group (Forward) Transition Team Supply office. “I figured, why wouldn’t I run for a cause as important as this?” McClung, who served as a public...
  • CA: Brothers in tiger attack arrested again

    08/06/2009 12:12:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 1,085+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 8/6/09 | Henry K. Lee
    SAN MATEO -- The two San Jose brothers who survived a Christmas Day 2007 tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo were arrested in San Mateo for misdemeanor violations after a traffic stop, the latest in a series of run-ins with the law, authorities said today. The brothers recently split what remained of a $900,000 settlement the zoo paid them in connection with the attack. Their arrests come two weeks after the older sibling, Kulbir Dhaliwal, 25, was booked on suspicion of felony cocaine possession after being stopped near San Jose State University. The latest incident happened Wednesday when a...
  • Face of Defense: Brothers Provide Support From Above

    07/29/2009 4:14:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 223+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Lance Cpl. Samuel Nasso, USAMC
    CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan, July 29, 2009 – Marine Corps Maj. Richard “Bart” Bartolomea says he feels at home serving with his brother, Bill, in an operational environment. Marine Corps Majs. William and Richard Bartolomea pose in front of an AH-1W Super Cobra, June 12, 2009. The brothers are deployed to Afghanistan. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samuel Nasso   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "It's awesome," he said. "I brought the board games, but haven't had the chance to break them out yet." The officer in charge of the Scan Eagle detachment from Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle...
  • Same time, same place: siblings dine together weekly in Iraq

    07/03/2009 6:13:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 807+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Jo Jones, USMC
    AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq — When Gunnery Sgt. Amber Beegle received orders to deploy to Iraq, she had no idea she would be working just a few miles away from her younger brother, Sgt. James Ihle, an aviation ordnance system technician with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26. “My brother informed me that he was also going to Iraq about two months before we left,” said Beegle. “I was really happy since he just finished his re-enlistment package, and I knew he wanted to deploy.” What the Ocala, Fla., natives couldn’t have predicted, however, was a surprise meeting at Marine...
  • Join Cindy McCain and Gary Sinise for a Memorial Day Screening of Brothers At War

    05/22/2009 7:20:01 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 12 replies · 1,314+ views
    http://brothersatwarmovie.com ^ | May 22,2009 | Jake Rademacher
      To view this email as a web page, go here.         Brothers At War continues to add new theaters and host special screenings thanks to all of our terrific supporters. Brothers At War will open in: 5/22/09 - Peoria, Ill. at the Peoria Cinema 125/29/09 - Carlisle, Pa. at the Carlisle Theatre6/5/09 - in Palm Springs, Calif. at the Camelot Theater 3 Additionally, one-night showings will also be held in Shreveport, La. and Oakdale, Minn. on May 28, 2009. On Memorial Day, May 25, please join Cindy McCain, Executive Producer Gary Sinise, Director Jake Rademacher,...
  • Russian Brothers Admit Killing, Cannibalizing Older Sibling

    04/17/2009 11:28:54 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 20 replies · 717+ views
    Two men have reportedly admitted killing their elder brother and eating parts of his body which they kept in the fridge for months. The pair, named only as Timur and Marat G, said they murdered their brother Rafis at their home in the central Russian city of Perm, according to newspaper Tvoi Den. Police grew suspicious when the brothers reported Rafis missing but were vague about his details. After raiding their house, officers are said to have found the victim's skeleton, which had been stripped bare and buried in the garden. Timur reportedly said he had fought and killed Rafis...
  • Face of Defense: Iraq Deployment Brings Brothers Closer

    03/06/2009 3:27:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 213+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Spc. Debralee Crankshaw, USA
    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq, March 6, 2009 – Iraq seems a lot closer to home for two brothers from New York who are lucky enough to be sent here at the same time. Robert Greene, a retired soldier, left, and his brother, Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Greene, have grown closer during their time together in Iraq. The brothers spend time together drinking coffee, having dinner and reminiscing about their childhood. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Debralee P. Crankshaw  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Greene, an operations noncommissioned officer in charge with the 10th...
  • Band of Brothers(4) Spend Christmas With Mom

    12/25/2008 9:41:10 AM PST · by freepersup · 10 replies · 769+ views
    abc news / Yahoo news ^ | 24 Dec., 2008 | Bob Woodruff
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  • Face of Defense: Soldiers Truly Are ‘Brothers in Arms’

    11/20/2008 3:43:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 244+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Spc. Curtis Riffle, USA
    CAMP TAJI, Iraq, Nov. 20, 2008 – Serving in the Army can be a long, difficult road. For many, the best way to survive is to embrace friends and coworkers along the way, and soldiers often consider their comrades as brothers and sisters. But two Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers are brothers in the literal sense. Army Capt. Lionel Macklin, left, a native of Ozark, Ala., swears in his younger brother, Army Sgt. Donnell Macklin, during a re-enlistment ceremony at Camp Taji, northwest of Baghdad, Nov. 7, 2008. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Guillermo Allen  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution...