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  • Amazon jaguar shot dead after Olympic torch ceremony

    06/21/2016 3:37:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    reuters ^ | 06/21/2016
    A jaguar featured at an Olympic torch ceremony was shot dead by a soldier shortly after the event in the Brazilian Amazon city of Manaus as the animal escaped from its handlers, an army statement said. The jaguar was killed on Monday at a zoo attached to a military training center when a soldier fired a single pistol shot after the animal, despite being tranquilized, approached the soldier, the army said. “We made a mistake in permitting the Olympic torch, a symbol of peace and unity, to be exhibited alongside a chained wild animal. This image goes against our beliefs...
  • Exclusive Video: Veteran Forcibly Dragged from Air Force Ceremony for Mentioning God

    06/20/2016 6:09:18 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 43 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 20 Jun 2016 | Breitbart News
    When a veteran started offering traditional remarks at a military flag-folding ceremony, several uniformed airmen assaulted him, dragging him out of the room because his remarks mentioned God. Now First Liberty Institute lawyers representing retired Senior Master Sergeant Oscar Rodriguez are demanding that the U.S. Air Force apologize and punish those responsible or face a federal civil-rights lawsuit. For countless years, service members have given the “flag-folding speech” at military and civic events, including retirement ceremonies. Traditionally, this speech explains the colors, symbols, and history of the flag. The flag-folding speech also contains several religious references, including, “Let us pray...
  • Bizarre, Satanic Opening Ceremony for Swiss Tunnel

    06/09/2016 7:31:53 PM PDT · by Prince of Desmond · 18 replies
    WND ^ | 6/6/16 | Leo Hohmann
    Legions of blank-faced workers marching in lockstep, a bare-breasted woman dressed as a fallen angel suspended from the ceiling, dancers in their underwear simulating homosexual acts on a metal cart, robed Satanist-type figures bearing goat skulls, dancers in grass costumes worshipping a goat-headed man who "dies" and is resurrected. Is this some sort of bizarre witches' sabbat out in the woods? A Satanic black mass in the depths of an abandoned cemetery? No, it's the opening ceremony of the historic Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland, attended by some of the most powerful leaders in Europe, including Chancellor Angela Merkel of...
  • Photo: Bernie Sanders Caught Napping at Memorial Day Ceremony

    05/30/2016 6:51:02 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 84 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 30th 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    A fellow Democrat posted a snapshot of Sen. (I-VT) apparently nodding off during a Memorial Day ceremony in the Presidio military cemetery in San Francisco on Monday. Zoe Dunning, a gay rights activist, veteran, supporter, and high-ranking member of the San Francisco Democratic Party, posted the photograph to Facebook, with the following message: Attending the Memorial Day Ceremony honoring the over 1 million Americans who have lost their lives serving our country, and watching fall asleep during it. There is nothing I can really add here. #imwithher
  • Wedding ceremony *vanity*

    12/27/2015 10:00:17 AM PST · by gettinolder · 31 replies
    12/27/15 | self
    I've been asked by my son and daughter-in-law to be to perform their wedding ceremony. Any advice or any regrets or "wish I would have..." would be appreciated (primarily looking for non-clergy, but clergy advice welcome) I'll do an online search for a format but looking for personal stories. Already have Marriage Commission license for the legality. This will not be a large event.
  • Jewish leader trapped and arrested inside Auschwitz

    01/29/2015 1:15:43 PM PST · by windcliff · 19 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 1-29-15 | Jessica Winch
    Jewish community leader trapped inside Auschwitz concentration camp after getting locked in while filming a television show on the 70th anniversary of its liberation. The head of Rome’s Jewish community found himself locked into Auschwitz on Tuesday night and then arrested when he tried to escape. Riccardo Pacifici was doing a television interview after the ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the camp’s liberation, when he realised the camp’s gates had been closed. Mr Pacifici was locked in with Jewish community spokesman Fabio Perugia, the television host and two technicians. Mr Pacifici, whose grandparents died in the camp, spent...
  • Man crushed to death by giant crucifix dedicated to Pope (To be Canonised Sunday)

    04/24/2014 3:13:43 PM PDT · by equalator · 16 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 4-24-14 | Nick Squires
    An Italian man was crushed to death on Thursday by a giant crucifix dedicated to the late Pope John Paul II, just days before the Polish pontiff will be made a saint in a ceremony at the Vatican. In a bizarre coincidence, the 21-year-old man was reported to have been living in a street named after Pope John XXIII – who will also be canonised in the ceremony on Sunday, in an event that is unprecedented in the 2,000 year history of the Catholic Church. The man, named as Marco Gusmini, was posing for a photograph with a group of...
  • Michelle Obama booted from high school graduation lineup

    04/24/2014 12:06:03 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Associated Press and Meghan Keneally
    Michelle Obama has rescheduled a high school graduation speech after the students complained that her appearance would prevent many of their friends and relatives from attending the ceremony. The First Lady was scheduled to speak at a combined graduation ceremony for five high schools in Topeka, Kansas, on May 17 but will now be speaking at a different 'senior recognition day' ceremony the day before. 'Once we learned about the concerns of some students, we were eager to find a solution that enabled all of the students and their families to celebrate the special day,' said the First Lady's communications...
  • Costa Rican a celebrity after certified miracle

    04/19/2014 3:27:33 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 19, 2014 | JAVIER CORDOBA
    TRES RIOS, Costa Rica (AP) — On a warm spring day, Floribeth Mora was in her bed waiting to die from a seemingly inoperable brain aneurysm when her gaze fell upon a photograph of Pope John Paul II in a newspaper. "Stand up," Mora recalls the image of the pope saying to her. "Don't be afraid." Mora, her doctors and the Catholic Church say her aneurysm disappeared that day in a miracle that cleared the way for the late pope to be declared a saint on April 27 in a ceremony at the Vatican where Mora will be a guest...
  • PCU Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)Christening Ceremony (LIVE)

    11/09/2013 8:00:36 AM PST · by Dysart · 19 replies
    Navy Live ^ | 11-9-13
    Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of christening of the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford. Live video of the Nov. 9 ceremony is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. EST from the Huntington-Ingalls Industries Newport News shipyard, Newport News, Va.
  • Treasury Secretary Uses Naturalization Ceremony to Plug Immigration Bill

    07/04/2013 11:25:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 7/4/13 | JERYL BIER
    At a pre-Independence Day naturalization ceremony at the Treasury Department Wednesday, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew used about one-third of his address to a roomful of newly sworn-in citizens to criticize the America’s immigration system and plug the current immigration legislation. According to prepared remarks, he told these newest Americans that "too many immigrants do not get a fair shot at the American dream. Too often, they are forced to live and work in the shadows." After singling out the stories of some of the new citizens and what America held for them, Lew continued [emphasis added]: ...You see, immigration is...
  • 'They're Starting To Seriously Worry': Concern Growing About Low Turnout At Obama Inauguration

    01/06/2013 3:35:37 PM PST · by drewh · 120 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12:34 EST, 6 January 2013 | By Daily Mail Reporter and Associated Press
    Hotel rooms remain unbooked ahead of January 21 inauguration ceremony Organizers expecting much lower turnout than 2009 ceremony, when nearly 2 million people flocked to the National Mall Crowds may have flocked to the National Mall to see President Obama make history in 2009, but the team behind the president's 2013 inauguration bash later this month are bracing themselves for a ton of empty seats. The ceremony that Washington will stage in a few weeks won't be the historic affair it was in 2009, when nearly 2 million people flocked to the Capitol to watch Obama take the oath of...
  • Obama Attends Ceremony Marking Return Of Bodies Of U.S. Personnel Killed In Libya

    09/14/2012 2:34:36 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 28 replies
    Wa Po ^ | 9/14/12 | David Nakamura and William Branigin
    President Obama vowed Friday that the United States “will never retreat from the world,” as he attended a ceremony at Joint Base Andrews to mark the repatriation of the bodies of four Americans killed this week in Libya. After the flag-draped caskets were carried by Marines from a military plane to waiting hearses in a hangar as a band played, Obama paid tribute to each of the four: J. Christopher Stevens, the ambassador to Libya; Sean Smith, a technology expert with the State Department; Tyrone Woods, a former Navy SEAL who protected U.S. diplomatic personnel since 2010; and Glen Doherty,...
  • Gabby's Gold Ceremony Question? vanity

    08/03/2012 1:09:35 AM PDT · by jdirt · 80 replies
    Aug 2, 2012 | jd
    Is it just me? I was watching the Olympics tonight in a restaurant. There was no sound. Gabby Douglas was receiving the Gold medal for her all-around performance in gymnastics. She did wonderful from what I saw. BUT when she received the Gold, she did not put her hand over her heart when they played the National Anthem. She was holding flowers in the middle of her body with her right hand and had her left hand behind her back.. I blew it off, kinda. But hubby saw it too and we both went into shock. I have never seen...
  • Live Olympic Ceremony Chat

    07/27/2012 5:06:06 PM PDT · by Nowhere Man · 25 replies
    Myself
    As I fire u my 1982 Zenith for the opening Ceremony, here goes....
  • Background on Military Naturalization Ceremony at the White House

    07/04/2012 5:19:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    White House ^ | 7/4/12 | Office of the Press Secretary
    WASHINGTON, DC - On July 4, 2012, President Obama will deliver remarks at a naturalization ceremony for active duty service members in the East Room of the White House. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas will present the countries of the candidates for naturalization and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will deliver the oath of allegiance. The audience will be composed of the service members and their families. Other Senior Administration Officials will also be speaking at naturalization ceremonies around the country, including Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis in New York, Small Business Administrator Karen Mills and...
  • Ceremony an example of ‘unity of purpose’

    09/12/2011 4:00:25 PM PDT · by SandRat
    SIERRA VISTA — On a clear and calm morning, a giant American flag, suspended from two extended fire engine ladders, fluttered in the breeze as those below gathered to remember that fateful day in 2001. With somber memories but a unity that binds all Americans, they gathered to pay homage to the men and women who lost their lives and continue to do so for the ideals that make this nation great. On Sept. 11, 2011, 10 years after the attacks that took nearly 3,000 lives, more than of 250 people gathered in Veterans’ Memorial Park for a short ceremony...
  • Leaders in tears: Clinton and Laura Bush weep amid emotional Bush tribute ...

    09/11/2011 8:43:09 AM PDT · by CitizenM · 67 replies
    Daily Mail OnLine ^ | 9/11/11 | Mark Duell
    George W. Bush has praised the 40 passengers and crew who fought back against their Flight 93 hijackers on 9/11 for carrying out what he described as one of the most courageous acts in U.S. history. The former president was at a ceremony on Saturday dedicating a memorial at the nation's newest national park in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, as the U.S. marks the 10th anniversary of the terror attacks.
  • Solemn and Sacred Transformations (A Catholic Wedding)

    08/21/2011 3:34:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    GKUPSIDEDOWN ^ | August 13, 2011 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    Some months ago I was down to take a wedding on a Saturday. The couple had been prepared by the deacon. The groom was from a nominally Catholic family, the girl was unbaptized. So the wedding party turned up for the rehearsal on the Friday and, as usual, people were in high spirits, but in this case there was some rolling of eyes and poor behavior from some of the non Catholics. I was told by one of the assistants that they were mocking the Catholic Church and making light of what was going on. So, as I conducted the...
  • White House Releases Official Picture of Bin Laden Burial

    05/11/2011 1:12:28 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 11, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    More news/views/tasteless humor at Reaganite Republican