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  • Motorist sentenced to prison for killing Barnesville road worker

    05/16/2018 12:39:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    This Week Community News ^ | May 16, 2018 | STAFF REPORT / GateHouse Ohio Media
    COLUMBUS — A motorist accused of striking and killing a road construction worker from Barnesville while driving on Interstate 70 in Franklin County last year was sentenced to five years in prison after entering an Alford plea to aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle while under the influence. Edward Torres, 31, of South Solon, was sentenced to five years on the aggravated vehicular homicide charge and 180 days on the OVI charge with the sentences to be served concurrently for a total of five years in prison. Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Charles Schneider also suspended Torres’ driver’s...
  • What Does the Future Hold for New York City’s Columbus Statue? (The Left is Playing a Longer Game)

    02/01/2018 7:51:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/01/2018 | Jennifer C. Braceras
    It looks like Christopher Columbus can stay put. For now. Earlier this month, New York City’s Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers announced that the 76-foot monument to Columbus can remain at the traffic circle at the southwest corner of Central Park, despite protests from groups claiming to speak for Native Americans. For both Italian Americans, who view Columbus as a symbol of ethnic pride, and Latinos, whose culture was born from the Spanish colonization ushered in by Columbus, the decision comes as a relief. But the commission’s report is not all good news. A close review reveals...
  • Mexican cops find enough fentanyl to kill more than one million people stuffed into back [tr]

    01/26/2018 12:33:21 PM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 26, 2018 | Staff
    Mexican police found a multi-drug shipment that included an astonishing 100 pounds (45.5 kilograms) of the synthetic opioid fentanyl in a vehicle near the city of Ensenada in Baja California, officials said Thursday. Fentanyl can be fatal in doses of just a few milligrams. To put the size of the haul in perspective, a seizure last year of 4.5 pounds (2 kilograms) of fentanyl in Columbus, Ohio, was said by prosecutors to be enough to potentially kill the entire population of the city of 860,000 people.
  • Serial rapist not happy with 77-year prison sentence

    01/04/2018 8:46:12 PM PST · by Simon Green · 51 replies
    A 25-year-old serial rapist, whose victims included a 16-year-old girl, got mouthy Thursday after a Franklin County judge sentenced him to 77 years in prison. Kaquawn Lane, formerly of Gahanna, refused to sign a form confirming that he would register as a sex offender every 90 days after his release from prison. “I’ll never get out,” he told Common Pleas Judge Stephen L. McIntosh. “Why would I need to sign the registration? I will never get out. I’ll never get out ... I will die in prison.” “You deserve it,” a family member of one of his victims said...
  • Notre Dame Students Want to Rid School of Christopher Columbus Murals

    12/06/2017 6:21:46 PM PST · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/5/17 | Chris Perez
    The Fighting Irish have a bone to pick with Christopher Columbus. Notre Dame students are calling for the removal of 12 iconic murals, which honor the famous explorer and have been on campus since 1884. The students have reportedly teamed up with alumni, faculty and staff in an effort to get rid of the 19th Century paintings. “In this era of political divisiveness and a renewed rise of dangerous nationalism, it is time for Notre Dame to remove its own version of a Confederate monument,” the group wrote in an open letter last week that was published in the school...
  • 19-year-old proposes adding a major interstate in Columbus. Councilors support the idea.

    11/22/2017 1:09:40 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer ^ | October 25, 2017 | Alva James-Johnson
    Imagine a major interstate running through Columbus, spurring economic development, prosperity and connecting military installations along the way. That’s the scenario that 19-year-old Frank Lumpkin IV presented to Columbus Council Tuesday, while making a pitch for Columbus to be connected to a major interstate that will run from Meridian, Texas, to Augusta. Lumpkin, a 2017 Columbus High School graduate now enrolled at the University of Georgia, said I-14 Texas already has been designated by Congress and is currently being built in segments. The first 25-mile stretch officially opened on January 26, 2017 near Killeen, Texas and Fort Hood. If built...
  • Trump condemns effort to remove Christopher Columbus statues: 'It's heritage'

    10/17/2017 6:04:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/17/17 | Gabby Morrongiello
    President Trump on Tuesday criticized the removal of statues depicting historical figures as an attack on U.S. heritage, in a high-profile speech to conservative donors and policymakers at the Heritage Foundation.Weeks after leaders in several U.S. cities ordered the removal of various Confederate memorials and monuments, Trump on Tuesday condemned renewed efforts to eliminate statues of famed Genoese explorer Christopher Columbus. "We believe we should preserve our history, not tear it down," he said. "Now, they are trying to destroy statues of Christopher Columbus. What's next? It has to be stopped; it's heritage."Vandals spilled fake blood over a statue commemorating...
  • Here’s What “Indigenous Peoples” Did to People They Didn’t Like… It’s Graphic

    10/12/2017 2:58:32 PM PDT · by plain talk · 90 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | October 9, 2017 | Ben Marquis
    The indigenous peoples who populated the New World prior to the arrival of Europeans were arguably even worse than the hated white men who eventually conquered them, in terms of civility and wanton violence toward their enemies. Indeed, far from things like slavery and genocide being introduced to the continent by Columbus and his successors, such acts of atrocity were already occurring widely among the various warring tribes of natives, who routinely enslaved, tortured, ritualistically slaughtered and even feasted upon their defeated enemies. That’s right — many indigenous peoples practiced cannibalism upon those they had conquered and oppressed. Is that...
  • Taboo Truths About the Comanche

    10/11/2017 4:32:24 PM PDT · by SJackson · 84 replies
    Frotpagemagazine ^ | October 11, 2017 | Danusha V. Goska
    Were Native Americans really kinder, gentler and more spiritual? I used to, on some level, accept the popular notion that Native Americans were more spiritual and in tune with nature than European Americans, and that it was European Americans who brought war, sexism, and environmental degradation to an otherwise innocent, peaceful and Edenic Native America. As a kid I bought slim paperbacks from the Scholastic Book Club that taught me that Native Americans planted dead fish in their agricultural fields in order to fertilize them. I learned that North American Indians didn't have the wheel, bronze, iron, or steel, or...
  • Antifa’s Call for Nationwide ‘Deface Columbus Day’ is a Spectacular Flop Ignored by the Media

    10/11/2017 2:28:27 PM PDT · by tjd1454 · 26 replies
    Project Real News ^ | October 11, 2017 | ProjectRealNews - Staff
    In the run-up to Columbus Day, the violent, far-left organization Antifa announced a coordinated “call to action” to vandalize and damage monuments dedicated to the Spanish explorer. The protests were intended to steal the media spotlight away from celebrations honoring Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the New World and the founding of arguably the greatest nation in the history of the world. In a communiqué threateningly titled “It’s Going Down,” the militant group stated: “The battles lines have been drawn and white supremacists are on notice. White nationalist statues are crumbling all over the US as our collective revolutionary power is...
  • Getting upset about Columbus Day is peak Antifa absurdity

    10/10/2017 7:47:40 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    Washington ^ | Oct 9, 2017 | Nicole Russell
    Getting upset about Columbus Day is peak Antifa absurdity by Nicole Russell | Oct 9, 2017, 11:23 AM If you like Starbucks, Google, Facebook or your freedom not to like them (why wouldn't you?) you can thank Christopher Columbus, explorer, navigator -- and, in 2017's political arena, rabble-rouser. In other words, Monday is Columbus Day: Are you ready to be offended? In honor of the day an adventurous but flawed man trekked all the way to the New World with a crew of men on a few ships, social justice warriors, and even Antifa, are gearing up to protest --...
  • Christopher Columbus has a few bones to pick himself

    10/10/2017 6:34:14 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 7 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 10/10 | Peter lucas
    Flying from Rome to Boston on Alitalia on Columbus Day, I fell asleep and dreamed that Christopher Columbus was seated beside me. He had the window seat. “What did I do wrong?” he asked in my dream. “Why do people hate me?” “I’m not sure,” I said. “How did I go from a hero to a bum?”
  • Columbus, the West, and the Myth of the Noble Savage

    10/09/2017 5:44:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | October 9, 2017 | Jack Kerwick
    Well, it’s Christopher Columbus Day again. And this, of course, means that it is but another occasion for leftists everywhere to repudiate their own civilization. For a few decades now, the 15th century European explorer’s face has been held up as that of Western civilization, i.e. the face of all that is evil in the world. Columbus is the proverbial poster child for the White, Christian, Heterosexual Male, i.e. the contemporary left’s version of Public Enemy Number One. Columbus Day assumes a new significance this year, however, for monuments to Columbus are no longer alone in being targeted for destruction...
  • The Association "Goodbye Columbus" 1983

    10/09/2017 12:45:08 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 19 replies
    This old song dug out of the archives only due to the fact the radicals are attempting to remove COLUMBUS from our history in the hopes he will soon be forgotten. Rewrite the song with the words "Goodbye Indigenous people"?
  • Bill de Blasio Booed At NYC Columbus Day Parade

    10/09/2017 11:59:09 AM PDT · by Hadean · 30 replies ^ | Oct. 09, 2017 | Noah Manskar
    The rain-soaked crowd demanded that the city's statue of Christopher Columbus stay put. MIDTOWN MANHATTAN, NY — It rained on Bill de Blasio's parade Monday — in more ways than one. Crowds along Fifth Avenue showered the mayor with boos during the rain-soaked Columbus Day parade, demanding that the city not touch the landmark statue of the holiday's namesake at Columbus Circle. De Blasio, a Democrat, has offered repeated assurances that the statue isn't going anywhere for now. A commission he appointed is reviewing the monument and others around the city that could be removed because they're symbols of oppression....
  • The Intellectual Roots of the War against Columbus

    10/09/2017 9:37:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | October 9, 2017 | Jennifer C. Braceras
    Bashing Christopher Columbus has long been de rigueur among the liberal elite. Today, it has infiltrated our nation’s classrooms and poisons our public discourse. You know the mantra: Columbus was a greedy and egomaniacal villain who brought slavery, disease, “genocide,” and ecological ruin to a previously undisturbed land. Rather than honor this legacy of “hate,” the argument goes, Americans should celebrate the peaceful indigenous peoples who populated this hemisphere long before their lands were stolen by European explorers. The war against Columbus is cloaked in the lexicon of “diversity” and the rhetoric of “inclusion.” But what many of its foot...
  • Indigenous Peoples Day? Italians say stick with Columbus

    10/09/2017 9:18:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 9, 2017 | Deepti Hajela and Dake Kang
    Is it time to say arrivederci to Christopher Columbus? A movement to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day has gained momentum in some parts of the U.S., with Los Angeles in August becoming the biggest city yet to decide to stop honoring the Italian explorer and instead recognize victims of colonialism. Austin, Texas, followed suit Thursday. It joined cities including San Francisco, Seattle and Denver, which had previously booted Columbus in favor of Indigenous Peoples Day. But the gesture to recognize indigenous people rather than the man who opened the Americas to European domination also has...
  • Columbus descendant pens op-ed defending Columbus legacy

    10/09/2017 8:01:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 10/09/2017 | BY REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    A descendant of Christopher Columbus penned an op-ed published Monday defending Columbus's legacy. In the op-ed published in USA Today — titled "Hey America, my ancestor didn't cause your failings" — Christopher Columbus XX wrote that history has some "truly evil people," but his ancestor is "not one of them." "Most often, history is not made up of perfect people and evil ones, but of complex people who must be understood in context," he wrote. "What is happening at the hands of Columbus’ detractors is political, not historical. As his direct descendant and namesake, I should know." "What is happening...
  • Chicago Man Arrested For Vandalizing Christopher Columbus Statue

    10/09/2017 7:04:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 8, 2017 | Justin Caruso
    Three men reportedly vandalized a statue of Christopher Columbus in Chicago Saturday. According to the Chicago Tribune, a bystander saw three males vandalizing the European explorer’s effigy, causing them to flee. However, “one tumbled off his bike and was held by the witness until Monroe District police officers got there and placed the 30-year-old under arrest, police said.” Columbus Day is set to be celebrated on Monday, and many leftists see the holiday as offensive. Some left-wing “antifascist” activists have decided to deface statues of Christopher Columbus this weekend to protest his holiday. It is unclear if these men were...
  • "Memoirs of a Pine Tree" by Henry Livingston, 1792 - fictional account of Europeans coming to NY

    10/09/2017 5:51:15 AM PDT · by mairdie · 8 replies
    New-York Magazine, or Literary Repository ^ | March, 1792 | Henry Livingston
    MEMOIRS OF A PINE TREE I arose from the cone of my parent pine on the 23d day of May, 1452, and found myself on the island Manhaddan, which is laved on one side by the majestic Hudson, and on the other by the rapid stream of the Haspedoc: before it lay an extensive bay, variegated with islands, and bounded by a coast waving in verdure, and gently undulated, excepting where the irresistible Hudson had forced itself a passage, through which old ocean gleamed. Here, nature alone gave her law. The hills were clothed with loftiest oaks, and the vales...