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  • Protesters removed from Cambridge City Hall doors

    08/31/2016 10:19:55 AM PDT · by matt04 · 10 replies
    Cambridge police removed four people who identified themselves as members of Black Lives Matter/Cambridge from the front door of City Hall, where they had chained themselves early Wednesday. Two protesters, both women, used U-shaped bike locks to connect themselves to the door handles of the building around 6 a.m. The women were also linked to two other protestors, both men, with plastic tubing wrapped in red duct tape. Police cleared the protesters around 9:30 a.m. by removing the door handles. Police then slid a tarp-like material underneath the demonstrators and pulled them away from the entryway. Police surrounded the protestors...
  • Spin Of The Year (Possibly the most heretical seminary in the US is going out of business)

    07/23/2016 4:16:43 PM PDT · by NRx · 100 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 07-21-2016 | Rod Dreher
    The Very Rev. Katherine Ragsdale, lesbian cleric and then president and dean of Episcopal Divinity School, delivers 2009 'abortion is a blessing' address (National Organization for Women/Flickr) Via the Episcopal News Service, a press release revealing that the ultramegaliberal Episcopal Divinity School is winding things down: Episcopal Divinity School will cease to grant degrees at the end of the upcoming academic year, the seminary’s board of trustees decided July 21 on a 11-4 vote. During the next year, the board will explore options for EDS’s future, some of which were suggested by a specially convened Futures Task Force to...
  • Gore Vidal Writes About Gates Arrest; Lapses Into Incoherence

    07/29/2009 8:22:15 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies · 932+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 29, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Perhaps it is time to recall William Shatner to the Tonight Show in order to read alound, accompanied by bongos, leftwing novelist Gore Vidal's incoherent screed about the Henry Louis Gates arrest. Even Grampa Abe ranting aloud while spinning around on the church floor in "The Simpsons Movie" made more sense than Vidal. Perhaps it could be explained by one too many Ketel Ones but here is his seemingly endless essay from Truthdig which starts out from a far left position and then quickly plunges into utter incoherence: For those of us who had hoped that the Obama administration would...
  • 'Beer summit' distracts Obama from health care (Oh My, the Poor President)

    07/30/2009 5:34:03 AM PDT · by blueyon · 56 replies · 1,620+ views
    My Way ^ | 7/30/09 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama must once again hit the pause button in his drive to overhaul health care to revisit the racially charged issue that stole the spotlight from his top legislative priority - the arrest of his Harvard professor friend. Obama, Cambridge, Mass., police Sgt. James Crowley and Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., will meet at the White House on Thursday, each one drinking his favorite beer, in a public attempt to move past the emotional event.
  • Video Unearthed Henry Gates Rant In 1996 Against "Racist White Institutions" (Video)

    07/26/2009 12:20:10 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 25 replies · 199+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 7/26/09 | talkradio03
    Gates in 1996 says affirmative action needed because of white racism, says without it they could never compete against "white girls and white boys"...., and tops it off with "trying to end the one ni**er syndrome." hopefully this story will get out....
  • Prof. Gates' Unconstitutional Arrest: There's a First Amendment right to be rude to a cop.

    07/30/2009 6:36:55 AM PDT · by Captain Kirk · 250 replies · 4,344+ views
    Forbes ^ | July 28, 2009 | Harvey Silverglate
    The now-infamous Gates story has gone through the familiar media spin-cycle: incident, reaction, response, so on and so forth. Drowned out of this echo chamber has been an all-too-important (and legally controlling) aspect: the imbroglio between Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Cambridge Police Sgt. James Crowley has more to do with the limits (or breadth) of the First Amendment than with race and social class. The issue is not how nasty the discourse between the two might have been, but whether what Professor Gates said--assuming, for argument's sake, the officer's version of events as fact--could by any stretch...
  • Gates Arrest Not About Race But Free Speech

    07/23/2009 4:46:52 PM PDT · by parsifal · 120 replies · 2,154+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 19, 1997 | Deborah Sontag and Dan Barry
    After dropping her young daughter with a baby sitter, Taquana Harris rushed to her hostess job at the fashionable Bowery Bar one night last February, her leopard-print evening gown sweeping elegantly through the dark, icy streets of the East Village. Then a strange woman crudely grabbed her by the arm and demanded to know what she had done with the drugs. Within seconds, Ms. Harris recalled, she found herself pinned to the steel grating of a bodega by two plainclothes officers engaged in a neighborhood drug sweep.
  • Racist e-mail should zap cop off Boston PD

    07/31/2009 4:53:25 AM PDT · by suspects · 39 replies · 1,342+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | July 31, 2009 | Michael Graham
    We’ve finally found the cop Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has been looking for. Boston Police Officer Justin Barrett, the overachieving 36-year-old with two years on the force, was caught engaged in the kind of uber-stupidity we’ve come to expect from drunken teenage pop stars, not police officers. If you missed the Herald story yesterday, Barrett is the Boston cop who sent an electronic message to The Boston Globe - then forwarded it to his fellow National Guardsmen - calling the Harvard professor a “banana-eating jungle monkey.” He also said the paper’s reporting was “jungle monkey gibberish,” and wanted to “ax”...
  • Boston Globe Scrubs Henry Louis Gates Arrest Report From Website

    07/23/2009 4:49:28 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 71 replies · 4,652+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 23, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    A little tip for anyone who gets stopped by a police officer for a possible traffic violation. Be polite. Very polite. Even if you think you were wrongly stopped, do not under any circumstances start yelling at the police officer. Follow this advice and your chances of being given a traffic ticket, instead of just a warning, go way down. The same applies for any encounter with a police officer because the surest way to get yourself arrested is to act act arrogantly and aggressively when questioned. Whatever you do, do not act like the arrestee in the Henry Louis...
  • Klein:Gates lawyer was young Obama’s mentor. Radical black activist tied to Black Panthers

    07/30/2009 7:58:48 PM PDT · by penelopesire · 40 replies · 1,873+ views
    The Real Barack Obama ^ | July 24, 2009 | Procrustes
    "Aaron Klein, Jerusalem bureau chief for World Net Daily, writes today: The lawyer of Henry Louis Gates Jr., the Harvard professor at the center of the current national race controversy, was a mentor of both Barack and Michelle Obama and served on the president’s black advisory council.
  • Gates 911 caller: Um, why am I a racist for reporting a possible crime in progress?

    07/29/2009 5:21:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies · 1,121+ views
    Hotair ^ | 7/29/2009 | Allahpundit
    She saw two guys she didn’t know, one of whom was black, breaking into a house so she decided to err on the side of caution and call the cops. Ergo, racism. As it turns out, she didn’t identify either Gates or his cab driver as black in the actual call to police, a fact the media paid some attention to after the tape was released as possibly exonerating her of any malign intent. But as a lefty friend said to me today, what would it prove if she had ID’d them by race? That’s a standard detail given in...
  • Another Commie Skeleton In Chairman Obama's Closet

    10/05/2012 11:15:53 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 40 replies
    Alan Levy, Sales Rep of Middling Worth By Day, Right Wing Avenger By Night | 10/5/12 | Alan Levy
    Recently, The Daily Caller released an unedited video of America's First Foreign Born President, Barack Hussein Obama, giving a speech (in what Ann Coulter accurately calls his "Malcolm X voice") at Hampton College in 2007. In this video, the future Chairman Obama yapped about a lot of things, from accusing the US government of letting black folks suffer during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to how wonderful Jew hater Jeremiah Wright is. In short, it was a glimpse into the evil and hatred that makes up the former Barry Soetoro. Now, for most Conservatives, much of what was revealed wasn't...
  • Henry Gates Jr. Tells Geraldo "I Don't Think He (Obama) Regrets" Remarks on His Arrest - Video

    08/23/2009 4:17:58 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 514+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 23, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Geraldo Rivera interviewing Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Martha's Vineyard where he is vacationing. Gates said the whole controversy surrounding his arrest was about "racial profiling." It had nothing to do with racial profiling! The police went to his home to protect his home! They were called to his home! They were not cruising around profiling anyone. Gates says Sgt. Crowley, who arrested him, is "reading his book" and "sent him a fan letter" the other day. He also said he does not think President Obama regrets his remarks on his arrest, apparently referring...
  • Gates says it's time to 'move on' from his arrest (gathered legal team, contemplating lawsuit)

    07/25/2009 2:10:55 PM PDT · by Dubya · 257 replies · 6,203+ views
    A P ^ | RUSSELL CONTRERAS
    Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. says he is ready to move on from his arrest by a white police officer, hoping to use the encounter to improve fairness in the criminal justice system and saying "in the end, this is not about me at all."
  • NEW VIDEO: Gates Says He Likes Crowley, Jokes About Arrest

    08/02/2009 7:57:57 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 55 replies · 1,576+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 2, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Henry Louis Gates Jr. said Sgt. Crowley looked "so relieved" when he shook his hand, and the two were able to find humor in the media frenzy unleashed by his arrest. Gates said he and Crowley discussed meeting again privately -- either going to lunch or taking in a Boston Red Sox or Celtics game -- or having their two families go out to dinner together. "I offered to get his kids into Harvard if he doesn't arrest me again," he said, drawing loud laughter from the audience.
  • Racial Equality Long Way Off, Say Speakers Led by Skip Gates

    08/28/2009 4:06:52 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 29 replies · 1,347+ views
    Vinyard Gazette ^ | 8/21/2009 | LAUREN MARTIN
    Nodding to Professor Henry Louis (Skip) Gates Jr. at his Whaling Church panel discussion Achieving Equality in the Age of Obama last night, Princeton professor Melissa Harris-Lacewell shook her head and said: ”If you had told me this time last year, when we were all pretty emotionally up and excited, even though George W. Bush was still our President, that we would actually feel worse a year later, when Barack Obama was our President, about questions of race in America, I would have told you you were lying.” Yet Mr. Gates acknowledged his part in bringing down the mood nationwide...
  • The Reverse Racism In The Gates Incident

    07/25/2009 11:10:32 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 32 replies · 1,367+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-25-09 | Curt
    Back from my little vacation and I see lots of new info pertaining to the Gates incident. The latest and greatest being Dan Riehl and Joseph Culligan of Web of Deception digging into the charity Gates started and runs. Apparently the guy has taken in over 200 grand in donations and has banked the majority of it. The money he has given out has been to his buddies at Harvard. The Boston Globe wrote this about the charity: Public records indicate that the charity, domiciled in Gates's Cambridge home, has been dormant since its inception. Jill Butterworth, a spokeswoman for...
  • Boston police officer Justin Barrett called Gates a "jungle monkey" in [alleged] e-mail-UNCONFIRMED

    07/29/2009 1:07:27 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 39 replies · 2,605+ views
    BNO/Twitter ^ | July 29, 2009 | BNO Breaking News
    <p>From the BNO Newsroom.</p> <p>BOSTON (BNO NEWS) -- Boston police officer Justin Barrett, 36-years-old, has been put on administrative leave after he used offensive language when referring to Harvard professor Henry Gates in an e-mail, who has been at the center of a controversial arrest last week.</p>
  • Are we ready for the 'United States of Everybody?'

    06/14/2016 5:17:23 AM PDT · by luke1825
    Lowell Sun ^ | June 13 | Peter Lucas
    What if Columbus was Jewish? Would the politically correct Cambridge City Council still have voted unanimously to change Christopher Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day? Maybe, but maybe not. Could a purge of fellow Italian born explorer Amerigo Vespucci be next?
  • SJC sides with teens in global warming fight State not fulfilling its obligations

    05/18/2016 12:03:36 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    bostonherald. ^ | Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | Bob McGovern
    Four Massachusetts teens who say they were sick of watching the state drag its feet on global warming went to court — and yesterday came away with a historic victory that could have lasting effects for decades. The Supreme Judicial Court has sided with Olivia Gieger and Shamus Miller of Wellesley High School, and Isabel Kain and James Coakley of Boston Latin School — high school kids who sued the Department of Environmental Protection. The court agreed with them that the state has failed to fulfill its legal obligation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “It’s so surreal. I always 
believed...
  • Mathematicians And 'The Man Who Knew Infinity'

    04/30/2016 8:09:39 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 74 replies
    Inside Science ^ | 29 Apr, 2016 | Ramin Skibba
    (Inside Science) – In 1914, an unknown Indian man boarded a ship and traveled across the world to Cambridge University in England, where he could finally follow his passion for mathematics. In the few short years between his arrival and untimely death, he filled notebooks with formulas and discovered theorems, some of which still influence the work of mathematicians and scientists today. The new biopic, "The Man Who Knew Infinity," which opens in U.S. theaters beginning Friday, April 29, chronicles the life of Srinivasa Ramanujan. A self-taught Indian mathematician from the city then called Madras (now Chennai), Ramanujan struggled to...
  • Just 2.5% of DNA turns mice into men

    06/02/2002 5:01:26 PM PDT · by scripter · 30 replies · 634+ views
    NewScientist.com ^ | May 30, 2002 | Andy Coghlan
    Mice and men share about 97.5 per cent of their working DNA, just one per cent less than chimps and humans. The new estimate is based on the comparison of mouse chromosome 16 with human DNA. Previous estimates had suggested mouse-human differences as high as 15 per cent. The new work suggests that neither genome has changed much since we shared a common ancestor 100 million years ago. "The differences are going to be few rather than many," says Richard Mural of Celera Genomics, the Maryland company that compared the mouse chromosome with human DNA. "Perhaps 100 million years separating...
  • City Council Tables Resolution to Rename Columbus Day

    02/03/2016 6:31:19 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    The Harvard Crimson ^ | February 2, 2016 | Joshua J. Florence and Samuel Vasquez
    The Cambridge City Council again did not vote on a resolution last Monday to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day for the third time this year. Despite what the resolution’s proponents claim is strong public support, the legislation is on hold while councillors negotiate how best to change the holiday name and still honor Italian Americans, many of whom see the day as a celebration of their heritage. Councillor Nadeem A. Mazen, who is leading the charge for the name change, said he anticipates the process will continue to play out over the next few months while councillors try...
  • What the Unearthed 1995 Video Tells Us about Obama

    04/16/2015 9:39:36 PM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 16, 2015 | Jack Cashill
    A professionally shot video of Barack Obama from 1995 has recently surfaced. Shot at the Cambridge, Mass. Public Library, the video captures a skinny, youthful Obama promoting his then newly released memoir, Dreams from My Father. In this hour-long presentation, Obama openly talks about his relationship with his mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, a Communist and pornographer. Perhaps more importantly, Obama gives us a much clearer picture of who he was in 1995, on the cusp of his political career, than we had seen before. Some observations: The Obama of 1995 was not a very good speaker. He had a halting...
  • Justice Kennedy: Christians with convictions resigned under Hitler and they should today too

    10/29/2015 10:34:54 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 135 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/29/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, October 29, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy told a Harvard Law School audience that government employees with religious convictions about marriage should resign. The Ronald Reagan appointee said on Wednesday that if a public official has a moral objection to homosexuality, he must either follow the law or quit public service. The judge's comment came in answer to a question a student asked about government officials who disagree with the Supreme Court's decisions on gay marriage, or abortion, and if those citizens have the constitutional right to act according to their sincerely held moral...
  • Obituary - David Willcocks - Choirmaster

    09/20/2015 11:52:21 AM PDT · by tellw · 13 replies
    Choirmaster who redefined the sound of British choral music and once played the piano under heavy shell fire in Normandy Sir David Willcocks, who has died aged 95, was the most influential choirmaster of his generation, spending 17 years as director of music at King’s College, Cambridge, and 38 years in charge of the Bach Choir. He was a man of immense courage in both musical and military fields, earning an immediate MC during his war service in Normandy. Throughout his long career Willcocks was at the centre of British choral music, moulding voices and raising standards. He injected it...
  • Man With Metal Detector Finds Roman-Era Grave

    09/02/2015 10:47:11 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    LiveScience via Discovery News ^ | April 17, 2015 | Laura Geggel
    A man in England went exploring with a metal detector and made the discovery of a lifetime: an exquisitely preserved Roman-era grave filled with artifacts, including bronze jugs, mosaic glassware, coins and hobnails from a pair of shoes, all dating to about A.D. 200. The grave likely belonged to a wealthy individual, said Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews, the archaeology and outreach officer for the North Hertfordshire District Council. Once Fitzpatrick-Matthews and his colleagues located the grave, they also found evidence of a nearby building, likely a shrine or temple, attached to a villa. The man with the metal detector, Phil Kirk, found...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Tech company which maintained Hillary's secret server was sued for 'illegally accessing'

    08/14/2015 1:04:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | August 13, 2015 | Daniel Bates
    EXCLUSIVE: Tech company which maintained Hillary's secret server was sued for 'illegally accessing' database and 'stealing White House military advisers' phone numbers' The Internet company used by Hillary Clinton to maintain her private server was sued for stealing dozens of phone lines including some which were used by the White House. Platte River Networks is said to have illegally accessed the master database for all US phone numbers. It also seized 390 lines in a move that created chaos across the US government. Among the phone numbers which the company took - which all suddenly stopped working - were lines...
  • Tech company which maintained Hillary's secret server was sued for 'illegally accessing' database

    08/13/2015 4:00:19 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    Daily Mail.com ^ | August 13,2014 | By DANIEL BATES
    Platte River Networks was used by Clinton to maintain 'homebrew' server in her New York State house which held her State Department emails She handed over the server and a thumb drive this week to FBI after emails were found to contain 'above top secret' material Her White House campaign is said to be in 'panic' over the growing scandal which comes out of probe into US diplomats' deaths in Benghazi Daily Mail Online can reveal Denver, Colorado, based firm was sued for illegally accessing master database of US phone numbers It was also accused of causing chaos to White...
  • Three scientists investigating melting Arctic ice may have been assassinated, professor claims

    07/25/2015 12:27:05 PM PDT · by crusty old prospector · 68 replies
    The U. K. Telegraph ^ | July 25, 2015 | Robert Mendick
    A Cambridge Professor has made the astonishing claim that three scientists investigating the melting of Arctic ice may have been assassinated within the space of a few months. Professor Peter Wadhams said he feared being labelled a “looney” over his suspicion that the deaths of the scientists were more than just an ‘extraordinary’ coincidence. But he insisted the trio could have been murdered and hinted that the oil industry or else sinister government forces might be implicated. The three scientists he identified - Seymour Laxon and Katherine Giles, both climate change scientists at University College London, and Tim Boyd of...
  • Is Harvard racist? Asian-Americans claim unfair Harvard admission quotas

    05/16/2015 10:19:25 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 29 replies
    CSM ^ | May 16, 2015 | Jesse J. Holland
    Washington — An alliance of Asian American groups on Friday filed a federal complaint against HarvardUniversity, saying that school and other Ivy League institutions are using racial quotas to admit students other than high-scoring Asians. More than 60 Chinese, Indian, Korean and Pakistani groups came together for the complaint, which was filed with the civil rights offices at the Justice and Education departments. They are calling for an investigation and say these schools should stop using racial quotas or racial balancing in admission. "We are seeking equal treatment regardless of race," said Chunyan Li, a professor and civil rights activist,...
  • Republican rep explains how Obama incited race riots, starting with the ‘Beer Summit’

    05/10/2015 12:31:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Bizpac ^ | 5/10/15
    Iowa Rep. Steve King took President Obama to task Saturday, blaming him for the conditions that caused civil unrest in Baltimore and Ferguson. “President Obama has consistently driven wedges between people. And he perceives a difference on race, maybe on ethnicity, well yes on ethnicity, sexual orientation—wedge after wedge after wedge. I didn’t really imagine they were going to drive a wedge between the law and law-breakers,” King told reporters at the South Carolina Freedom Summit in Greenville. King cited the example of Obama’s “Beer Summit” early in his first term with Cambridge, Mass., police Sgt. James Crowley and Harvard...
  • Ghostly Faces and Invisible Verse Found in Medieval Text

    04/07/2015 7:04:57 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Live Science ^ | Jeanna Bryner,
    "The Black Book of Carmarthen," dating to 1250, contains texts from the ninth through 12th centuries, including some of the earliest references to Arthur and Merlin. "It's easy to think we know all we can know about a manuscript like the 'Black Book,' but to see these ghosts from the past brought back to life in front of our eyes has been incredibly exciting," Myriah Williams, a doctoral student at the University of Cambridge, said in a statement. "The drawings and verse that we're in the process of recovering demonstrate the value of giving these books another look." ... "The...
  • RFK, Jr. Uses the F-Word

    07/27/2004 10:39:55 AM PDT · by Southside_Chicago_Republican · 51 replies · 2,142+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 7/27/04 | Byron York
    Boston, Mass — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., son of the late senator and nephew of the late president, told an audience in Cambridge, Mass. Monday that President Bush has brought fascism to America. Kennedy appeared at a forum, "Books, Politics, and the Culture War," sponsored by the Harvard Book Store and the Progressive Book Club. A longtime environmentalist, he delivered an extended criticism of the Bush administration's environmental policies before alleging that the president has, in effect, created a fascist system of government in America. "I was taught that Communism leads to dictatorship and that capitalism leads to democracy," Kennedy...
  • Obama White House Partners with ISIS-Linked Group

    02/16/2015 4:19:15 AM PST · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    A Boston-based hub of terrorism associated with a top Islamic State propagandist and producer of hostage-beheading videos will receive the red carpet treatment at an anti-terrorism conference at the Obama White House this Wednesday.
  • Sarah Palin Accepts Invitation to Speak at Cambridge

    01/12/2015 3:56:33 AM PST · by Bratch · 28 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | January 11, 2014 | iizthatiiz
    Governor Sarah Palin has accepted an invitation to speak at Cambridge Union.  The invite is for Cambridge’s Lent termcard.  The event will be held on March the 2nd, during the Lent observance leading up to Easter Sunday.  2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the Cambridge Union Society. Reflecting on the varied fields of the revealed speakers, Amy Gregg, President of the Union for Lent 2015, commented: “I’m extremely pleased that we have begun our Bicentenary year with such a diverse range of prominent speakers. As ever, the Union strives to offer members the opportunity to engage with some of the world’s most significant and...
  • Black Lives Matter protesters march through Cambridge

    12/05/2014 9:57:18 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    WHDH ^ | December 5, 2014 | Anthony Miller
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (WHDH) - A march that started in Davis Square Friday afternoon as a response to the grand jury decision in the Eric Garner chokehold death ended on the Mass. Ave. Bridge after passing through several major intersections in Cambridge. The protest began on campus at Tufts University before heading into Davis Square, Porter Square and Harvard Square where protesters held die ins. The march continued to the Mass. Ave. Bridge crossing into Boston where officers stopped the group for nearly 30 minutes before letting them onto the bridge for their final die in.
  • Libyan army cadets sent home early after Cambridge sex assaults

    11/05/2014 3:17:31 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 November 2014 Last updated at 16:18 ET
    Libyan army cadets training in the UK are to be sent home early after two recruits admitted sexually assaulting women in Cambridge.
  • Pussy Riot Spends Night at Cambridge Police Department Following Harvard Talk

    09/17/2014 6:26:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | September 16, 2014 | Megan Johnson
    Russian feminist protest punk band Pussy Riot found themselves at the Cambridge Police Department Monday evening after 2008 Harvard School of Public Health graduate Roman Torgovitsky was arrested for trespassing. Torgovitsky asked a question during Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina’s appearance at the JFK Jr. Forum earlier that evening, where he openly admitted to being “illegally” on Harvard grounds after he had been arrested in May for an altercation with campus police.
  • According to Cambridge University, Meat Causes Global Warming

    09/06/2014 5:20:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/06/2014 | Paul Austin
    Researchers from Aberdeen and Cambridge Universities have just published a study (on August 31st) which states that greenhouse gases from food production will go up 80% if we continue to eat meat and dairy produce at today's levels.Of course global-warming activists (as well as academics) have said this kind of thing before. Take Doctor Pachauri. In 2008 Dr Pachauri told a Compassion in World Farming conference that everyone should give up eating meat. Why did he do that? Because he believed that the digestive methane given off by cattle (i.e. flatulence) contributed more to greenhouse gases than all the world's transport...
  • In Maryland, a Soviet-Style Punishment for a Novelist

    09/02/2014 8:35:52 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 32 replies
    A 23-year-old teacher at a Cambridge, Maryland, middle school has been placed on leave and—in the words of a local news report—"taken in for an emergency medical evaluation" for publishing, under a pseudonym, a novel about a school shooting. The novelist, Patrick McLaw, an eighth-grade language-arts teacher at the Mace's Lane Middle School, was placed on leave by the Dorchester County Board of Education, and is being investigated by the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office, according to news reports from Maryland's Eastern Shore. The novel, by the way, is set 900 years in the future. Sheriff Phillips told the newspaper that,...
  • Fifth-grade teacher charged in child pornography case

    04/18/2014 4:51:28 AM PDT · by massmike · 18 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | 04/18/2014 | Martin Finucane
    A fifth-grade teacher in Cambridge who is facing a charge of transportation of child pornography admitted to secretly videotaping children changing in and out of their clothes on more than one occasion, according to federal law enforcement officials. Josh A. Wairi, 27, of Somerville was charged today in federal court in Boston in a criminal complaint filed by a US postal inspector. In the affidavit, the inspector detailed a hunt for Wairi through cyberspace, kicked off by tips from America Online and Dropbox Inc. The search eventually led to Wairi’s Somerville apartment, where law enforcement officials executed a search warrant...
  • Something is rotten in the state of science: How did computer generated gibberish get published?

    02/25/2014 6:54:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/25/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Evidence is accumulating that quality control is a serious issue in academic publishing, which is the key to career advancement for scientists and other scholars. In an age when appeals to "peer reviewed" "settled science" have become standard operating procedure in efforts to impose radical increases in government control over our lives, corruption in the mechanisms for reviewing  scientific publications has very real consequences for all of us. Nature magazine tells us: Publishers withdraw more than 120 gibberish papers. Richard Van Noorden writes: The publishers Springer and IEEE are removing more than 120 papers from their subscription services after...
  • Cambridge police: Mass Ave sucker puncher not.....

    02/18/2014 7:14:34 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 24 replies
    www.bostoncbslocal.com ^ | 2/17/14 | unknown
    CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – Cambridge police say the man wanted for sucker punching at least three people over the weekend is not part of a disturbing national trend known as the ‘knockout game.’ The series of unprovoked attacks happened in broad daylight Saturday afternoon between Massachusetts Avenue and Trowbridge Street. In this first incident, according to a Cambridge police report, a man told officers he was walking towards Central Square when the suspect walked “directly towards him.”
  • Three injured by serial 'sucker puncher' in spate of weekend attacks in Massachusetts

    02/17/2014 4:05:45 PM PST · by matt04 · 36 replies
    Police are searching for a man suspected of punching at least three people over the weekend in Cambridge, Massachussetts. One of the attacks was caught on a Massachusetts Avenue furniture store's video surveillance. The disturbing footage shows a tall man striding rapidly behind a couple on the sidewalk before coming level with them and punching the man in the side of the head. Both the man and woman were knocked to the ground by the punch. According to the Boston Herald, the suspect yelled, 'Oh, you think that's funny?' before punching the man, and kept walking without breaking stride after...
  • Bill de Blasio Eats Pizza With a Fork and Knife, Sometimes

    01/10/2014 6:27:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 73 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 1/10 | Joe Coscarelli
    The honeymoon is over: Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was seen using utensils to consume a slice during lunch today at Goodfellas Pizza on Staten Island, horrifying onlookers. Worse, he flip-flopped, switching back and forth between fork and hand. You know who else used a fork to eat New York City pizza? Sarah Palin. And Donald Trump. Together. The man has some things to learn about this city yet. Update: Mayor De Blasio blames Italy, as if this isn't America.
  • 16 hours in London-What to do?

    01/01/2014 1:24:59 PM PST · by killermosquito · 124 replies
    1/1/2014 | killermosquito
    I will be making a short business trip to Cambridge and London, England (Feb 5-7 Cambridge, Saturday, Feb 8 in London). Then a slightly longer stay in Sophia, Bulgaria (Feb 9-15). Freepers know everything. What should I do? What should I not do? Where should I eat? What places must I be sure to visit?
  • Obama lived with Kenyan uncle prior to law school, White House says (Obama lied, again)

    12/07/2013 3:13:11 PM PST · by tobyhill · 32 replies
    cnn ^ | 12/7/2013 | Dana Davidsen
    The White House clarified Thursday that President Barack Obama did live with his Kenyan uncle in Cambridge, Massachusetts for a "brief period of time" before attending Harvard Law School in the 1980s after previously saying there was no record of the two ever meeting. The clarification comes amid GOP criticism over the issue of Obama’s honesty and trustworthiness, two personal traits the president has taken a hit on in recent polls. Obama apologizes for health coverage cancellations due to Obamacare Onyango Okech Obama, President Obama's uncle, was granted permission Tuesday by a federal immigration judge to stay in the United...
  • University of Cambridge (UK) changes dress code so men can graduate in skirts

    08/29/2013 12:42:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2:54PM BST 29 Aug 2013 | (Agencies)
    The University of Cambridge has rewritten its graduation dress code after hundreds of years to allow men to graduate in skirts—and women in suits—following complaints from transgender students. Cambridge has always been known for its traditional outfit rules, which it has strictly enforced for centuries, but the university’s official rules on graduation dress will change in October to include no reference to gender. This means women will be allowed to graduate in suits, and men could wear skirts if they want to. …
  • Jeb Bush rips (public school advocate) Matt Damon for sending his kids to private school

    08/08/2013 6:21:26 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 27 replies
    The Hill (blogs) ^ | 8/7/2013 | Jonathan Easley
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Wednesday criticized actor Matt Damon, a vocal public-school advocate, for sending his children to private school. Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/twitter-room/other-news/316005-jeb-bush-rips-matt-damon-for-sending-his-kids-to-private-school#ixzz2bNpdcw7I Follow us: @thehill on Twitter | TheHill on Facebook