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  • Did the Scandinavians beat Columbus to America twice?

    10/22/2003 6:39:07 AM PDT · by mhking · 58 replies · 366+ views
    STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Archeologists have already established that Viking explorers beat Christopher Columbus to America by about 500 years, but experts in Sweden now hope to determine whether another group of Scandinavians landed in the New World in 1362, 130 years before Columbus. A 90-kilo (200-pound) rune stone, a block of stone featuring symbolic engravings common during the Viking era, has been sent from the United States to Sweden's Museum of National Antiquities to establish whether it really dates from 1362, as its markings claim, or is just a hoax. If confirmed as an authentic relic, the so-called Kensington stone...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood in American Schools

    11/29/2014 1:46:27 PM PST · by RetiredArmy · 83 replies
    Barbwire.com ^ | November 28, 2014 | Tim Brown
    The Muslim Brotherhood in American Schools "I am waging a Bloodless Revolution in America's Public Schools..." - Shabbir Mansuri (Founder and Director of the Council on Islamic Education) . Brigitte Gabriel spoke earlier this year at First Conservative Baptist Church and informed the people there that the Muslim Brotherhood is in the process of infiltrating American public schools, just as they have the United States federal government. Gabriel, author of two New York Times Best Sellers, Because They Hate and They Must Be Stopped, and founder of Act for America, said that she is passionate about the subject because it...
  • Rising Turkish Menace: U.S. and NATO Ally Wants Islamic Advance in Latin America

    11/25/2014 8:01:53 AM PST · by juliosevero · 27 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Rising Turkish Menace: U.S. and NATO Ally Wants Islamic Advance in Latin America By Julio Severo The president of Turkey has re-written history by claiming Muslim explorers, not Christopher Columbus, discovered America. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Recep Tayyip Erdogan, chief of America’s NATO ally, said November 15 that Islamic sailors found the New World in 1178. He said, “Muslims discovered America in 1178, not Christopher Columbus.” Turkey is the only Islamic nation in the NATO. His theory — which is supported only by Islamic historians — came to light in a televised speech during an Istanbul summit of...
  • Turkey to Teach Muslim Discovery of America in Schools

    11/21/2014 8:56:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/21/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The USSR claimed to have invented absolutely everything. Soviet children were taught that everything from the locomotive to the airplane had been invented in Russia. Muslims can’t seem to stop jumping headlong into the same xenophobic delusional propaganda. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday hit back at ridicule of his claim that Islamic explorers discovered the Americas three centuries before Columbus, accusing his Muslim critics of lacking “self-confidence”.In an aggressive rebuttal of the criticism heaped in some quarters on his comments, Erdogan also suggested that the purported “discovery” of the Americas by Muslims should be taught in schools.“A big...
  • The True Story of How Muhammad Discovered America

    11/17/2014 6:29:01 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-17-2014 | MOTUS
    actual photo h/t Blazing Cat FurIn eleven hundred and seventy eight Muhammad sailed through the Hormuz strait.He had three ships that left from Persia; Heading out and sailing further Than anyone had sailed before To land upon America’s shore. MOTUS, 2014And that, my friends, is the legend of how Muslims discovered America, 300 years before Columbus. And that’s great news, just in time for Thanksgiving! It means Western Imperialism is off the hook for stealing and raping the Indians’ land, brutally killing Native Americans with long guns and small pox and introducing everything from racism, sexism, anti-gay bigotry, and the class...
  • Turkey's Erdogan: Muslims discovered Americas

    11/17/2014 12:41:00 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 16, 2014 | Associated Press (AP)
    ISTANBUL – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is claiming that Muslim sailors reached the Americas more than 300 years before explorer Christopher Columbus. Speaking Saturday at a gathering of Muslim leaders from Latin America, Erdogan said that contact between Islam and Latin America dates to the 12th century. "It is alleged that the American continent was discovered by Columbus in 1492," Erdogan said. "In fact, Muslim sailors reached the American continent 314 years before Columbus, in 1178."
  • Erdogan: Muslims Discovered America

    11/15/2014 2:30:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 105 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/11/14 | Gil Ronen
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that the Americas were discovered by Muslims in the 12th century, nearly three centuries before Genoese explorer Christopher Columbus claimed the discovery in the name of Spain. "Contacts between Latin America and Islam date back to the 12th century. Muslims discovered America in 1178, not Christopher Columbus," the president said in a televised speech during an Istanbul summit of Muslim leaders from Latin America. "Muslim sailors arrived in America from 1178. Columbus mentioned the existence of a mosque on a hill on the Cuban coast," Erdogan said. Erdogan said that Ankara was even...
  • Archeology: Evidence scant for ancient Muslims in America

    11/08/2014 10:50:08 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 60 replies
    Columbus Post-Dispatch ^ | Saturday November 1, 2014 | Bradley Lepper
    Francaviglia does not dispute that Muslims could have beaten Columbus to the New World. They certainly possessed the technological expertise to have done so; but, so far, there is no reliable evidence that they did. There are, however, very good reasons for thinking that they didn't. Arab maps were the best in the world, but none of the existing early maps demonstrates any knowledge of the Americas. Arabs also were prolific writers. Francaviglia thinks it’s virtually impossible that Arab explorers discovered the Americas and made no mention of the fact. Why then is the supposed pre-Columbian Muslim discovery of America...
  • Erdogan says Muslims, not Columbus, discovered Americas

    11/15/2014 9:45:20 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 78 replies
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that the Americas were discovered by Muslims in the 12th century, nearly three centuries before Christopher Columbus set foot there. "Contacts between Latin America and Islam date back to the 12th century. Muslims discovered America in 1178, not Christopher Columbus," the conservative president said in a televised speech during an Istanbul summit of Muslim leaders from Latin America. "Muslim sailors arrived in America from 1178. Columbus mentioned the existence of a mosque on a hill on the Cuban coast," Erdogan said.
  • Greenfield: Goodbye Columbus, Goodbye America

    10/14/2013 4:48:41 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 25 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, October 13, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, October 13, 2013 Goodbye Columbus, Goodbye America Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Columbus may have outfoxed the Spanish court and his rivals, but he is falling victim to the court of political correctness. The explorer who discovered America has become controversial because the very idea of America has become controversial. There are counter-historical claims put forward by Muslim and Chinese scholars claiming that they discovered America first. And there are mobs of fake indigenous activists on every campus to whom the old Italian is as much of a villain as the bearded Uncle Sam. Columbus...
  • US Textbooks: Muslims Discovered America

    01/22/2011 10:42:23 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 64 replies · 2+ views
    “This is a very disturbing video about how our high school students are being brainwashed by Moslems in favor of Islam because our textbook publishers, school principals and teachers do not have the knowledge about Islam to know what is true and what is false. The textbooks are loaded with false positive statements about Islam and false negative statements about Christianity and Judaism.”
  • Columbus Trying to Recruit the Chinese Emperor to Liberate Jerusalem and Stumbled on America

    07/08/2009 5:44:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies · 585+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 7-8-09
    Egyptian Writer Muhammad Ibrahim Mabrouk: Columbus Was Trying to Recruit the Chinese Emperor to the Liberation of Jerusalem When He Stumbled Upon America Following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian writer Muhammad Ibrahim Mabrouk, which aired on Al-Majd TV on April 27, 2009.To view this clip on MEMRI TV, visit http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/2167.htm. "Columbus Wanted to Liberate Jerusalem From the Muslims"Interviewer: "American society was not born and did not grow in the United States. It is a mixed society - a society of immigrants, of different nationalities. How can it be claimed that this society in its entirety was melted down...
  • (Hussein's) Likely Intel Pick: Muslims Were Here First ( Say what! )

    02/28/2009 11:39:48 AM PST · by kellynla · 41 replies · 1,640+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | February 25, 2009 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV, Israel – The Obama administration's reported pick for a top intelligence post once peddled a book to U.S. public schools that falsely claims Muslims inhabited North America far before European explorers. The book, funded by Saudi Arabia, also contains widely inaccurate anti-Israel Arab propaganda. Charles "Chas" Freeman, the U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia during the first Gulf War, is slated to head the National Intelligence Council, according to multiple reports. Yesterday, it came to light Freeman has financial ties to the infamous bin Laden family – including dealings he defended after Sept. 11, 2001. Freeman served as president...
  • China map lays claim to Americas ( China Won't Stop at Taiwan?)

    01/14/2006 7:34:00 AM PST · by Candor7 · 98 replies · 1,814+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | Friday, 13 January 2006, 13:23 GMT | BBC NEWS (general staff)
    China map lays claim to Americas The map clearly shows the Americas and Africa A map due to be unveiled in Beijing and London next week may lend weight to a theory a Chinese admiral discovered America before Christopher Columbus. The map, which shows North and South America, apparently states that it is a 1763 copy of another map made in 1418. If true, it could imply Chinese mariners discovered and mapped America decades before Columbus' 1492 arrival. The map, which is being dated to check it was made in 1763, faces a lot of scepticism from experts. Chinese characters...
  • Muslim Re-Education - coming soon to an elementary school near you

    10/20/2004 1:42:10 AM PDT · by kattracks · 72 replies · 2,960+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 10/20/04 | Alexis Amory
    Coming soon to an elementary school near you: mandatory indoctrination in Islamic customs and practices. According to The Kansas City Star, third-, fourth- and fifth-graders in Herndon, Virginia, are to be given lessons in the three Rs: Reading, ‘Riting, and Ramadan. During this instruction, public school children will play act being Muslims, and, perhaps unwittingly, convert to Islam. Pupils from a nearby Muslim school will visit classes in the town’s public schools to educate their counterparts in Islam. They will be accompanied by something called “a multicultural trainer” named Afeefa Syeed. In Herndon, during this month of Ramadan (which began Friday),...
  • PBS Previews: 1421: the year China discovered America?

    07/21/2004 10:00:24 AM PDT · by SteveH · 46 replies · 1,632+ views
    1421: THE YEAR CHINA DISCOVERED AMERICA? 1421: THE YEAR CHINA DISCOVERED AMERICA?, airing on PBS Wednesday, July 21, investigates a theory that could turn the conventional view of world history on its head: the startling possibility that a daring Chinese admiral, commanding the largest wooden armada ever built, reached America 71 years before Columbus. The documentary examines the mystery surrounding China's legendary Zheng He and the spectacular Ming fleet of treasure junks he commanded in the early 15th century. The special provides a history of the known journeys of Zheng He's fleet and an account of new information uncovered by...
  • The Muslims who discovered America

    10/10/2002 10:40:55 PM PDT · by swarthyguy · 79 replies · 8,365+ views
    WND ^ | 10.11.2002 | Joseph Farah
    In anticipation of Columbus Day, I've been educating myself on the Muslims who discovered America. You mean you didn't know that Muslims were in America before Columbus? You didn't know Muslim navigators took Columbus by the hand and led him to a little island in the Bahamas known as Guanahani, a settlement of Islamic Mandinkas from Africa? You hadn't heard about the Muslims from both Spain and West Africa who sailed to America at least five centuries before Columbus? Yes, this is the new uni-cultural rage with the U.S. Muslim community. There are seminars in major cities and mosques all...
  • Your children may learn that Muslims discovered America

    04/16/2004 7:29:42 AM PDT · by veronica · 63 replies · 413+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 4-16-04 | Ed Lasky
    Your children may learn that Muslims discovered AmericaApril 16th, 2004 A Native American tribe has forced distributors of an Arab studies guide for American teachers to remove an inaccurate and absurd passage that Muslim explorers preceded Columbus to North America, and eventually became Algonquin chiefs named Abdul-Rahim and Abdallah Ibn Malik! The Middle East Policy Council, a Washington advocacy group that promotes this curriculum to school districts in 155 U.S. cities have apparently been somewhat unresponsive and dismissive of complaints. Ridiculous as this example is, it is illustrative of a far more disturbing development: the placement of propaganda in our schools by...
  • NATO ally's president: Muslims discovered America

    Some historians and political observers were surprised over the weekend when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, chief of America’s NATO ally, said Muslims discovered the Americas more than 300 years before Christopher Columbus. But the Islamic leader was doing nothing more than stating publicly what Islamic historians have said, including some who believe Native Americans who spoke Arabic greeted Muslim adventurers hundreds of years before the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria sailed. Among those reporting Erdogan’s statement was the BBC, which noted his AK Party “is rooted in political Islam.” Erdogan said, “Muslim sailors arrived in America in 1178,” but...
  • Police training gone awry results in three-cruiser crash, tear gas at school

    11/17/2014 7:37:16 PM PST · by Altariel · 27 replies
    Columbus police will review their recruit-training procedures after a tumultuous morning in which three cruisers were wrecked in a chain-reaction crash, and tear gas carried by wind to an elementary school irritated the throats and eyes of several children and a pregnant, asthmatic teacher.No serious injuries were reported in either the crash on N. Hague Avenue or the later incident at Sullivant Elementary School in Franklinton.The Police Division promised a full accounting of both incidents, which did not appear to be the fault of any of the 35 recruits who are set to graduate next month.Police said the cruisers involved...
  • People Are Now Apparently Faking Ebola To Get Faster Medical Treatment

    10/17/2014 11:38:30 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 27 replies
    HUffington Post ^ | 37 mins ago | Cavan Sieczkowski
    The Ebola hoaxes have begun. Authorities in Columbus, Ohio, received a call around 9 p.m. Thursday, according to NBC's WCMH, claiming a local woman was suffering from Ebola-like symptoms. ABC's WSYX reported it was also claimed the woman had recently traveled to West Africa, where the Ebola outbreak has lead to almost 9,000 cases and 4,500 deaths.
  • Obama’s Columbus Day Proclamation: History ‘Marred’ with ‘Violence, Disease, and Deprivation

    10/13/2014 1:32:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 10/13/14 | Penny Starr
    In a presidential action issued on Friday, proclaiming Oct. 13 as Columbus Day, President Barack Obama noted that a “new history” launched by Italian explorer Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the new world included the history of American Indians, which he said is “marred with long and shameful chapters of violence, disease, and deprivation.” “In a new world, a history was written,” said Obama’s proclamation, required by a 1934 Congressional Joint Resolution. “It tells the story of an idea – that all women and men are created equal – and a people´s struggle to fulfill it. “And it is a history...
  • Thank God For Columbus!

    originally posted in Oct 2010Should we or shouldn’t we celebrate Columbus day? Every year the debate rages around this time whether the expansion of European civilization into the western hemisphere was a positive or negative development in human history. Of course Columbus himself was a complex figure, and there is much to love or hate about him depending on one’s point of view. The leftward side of the debate points out Columbus’s greed, ambition, pride and at times cruelty. And yet on the other side , one must admire the bravery, tenacity, and Columbus’ willingness to venture at great risk....
  • Give Seattle Back to the Indians

    10/12/2014 10:35:59 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 56 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 13, 2014 | Editorial
    If the people of Seattle hate Christopher Columbus so much, they should take steps to reverse his “crimes,” starting with their own city. Last Monday the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a resolution declaring the second Monday of October Indigenous People’s Day.... Socialist councilmember Kshama Sawant, indigenous to Pune, India, was more forthcoming about the measure’s explicitly anti-Columbus content. She said they pressed for having Indigenous People’s Day on the same day as Columbus Day to draw attention to the fact that the Genoan explorer “played such a pivotal role in the worst genocide humankind has ever known.” She scoffed...
  • Seattle Says Goodbye to 'Columbus Day'

    10/12/2014 9:09:00 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 59 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Oct. 11, 2014 | Susan Berry
    The Seattle City Council has voted unanimously to celebrate “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” on the same day as Columbus Day, the federally recognized holiday, reports the Associated Press (AP). According to the AP report, the resolution that passed on Monday declares “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” the second Monday of October and intends to honor the contributions and culture of Native Americans and the indigenous community in Seattle. Supporters of the action said it will recognize the rich history of people who have inhabited the area for hundreds of years. "This action will allow us to bring into current present day our valuable...
  • Is It Time To Say Goodbye To Columbus Day? (video)[Renamed As "Indigenous People's Day"]

    10/11/2014 10:04:40 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 54 replies
    CBSNews ^ | October 11, 2014
    Is It Time To Say Goodbye To Columbus Day? OCTOBER 11, 2014. Historian Kenneth C. Davis joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss the controversial holiday that some Americans want to rename Indigenous People's Day
  • Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

    10/06/2014 11:46:32 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 26 replies
    time ^ | 10-6-2014 | Nolan Feeney
    Columbus Day will now be known as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Seattle. The Seattle City Council on Monday unanimously approved the re-designation, which acknowledges that Native Americans were living in North America well before Christopher Columbus “discovered America” in the 15th century, Reuters reports. The change, which will go into effect before the Oct. 13 holiday this year, marks the second major city in the U.S. to officially re-designate the day, after Minneapolis’ vote in April.
  • Did Marco Polo "Discover" America?

    09/27/2014 8:41:05 PM PDT · by Theoria · 29 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | Oct 2014 | Ariel Sabar
    For a guy who claimed to spend 17 years in China as a confidant of Kublai Khan, Marco Polo left a surprisingly skimpy paper trail. No Asian sources mention the footloose Italian. The only record of his 13th-century odyssey through the Far East is the hot air of his own Travels, which was actually an “as told to” penned by a writer of romances. But a set of 14 parchments, now collected and exhaustively studied for the first time, give us a raft of new stories about Polo’s journeys and something notably missing from his own account: maps. If genuine,...
  • Decoding Columbus’ map

    09/19/2014 7:48:44 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 September 2014 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    In 1491, German cartographer Henricus Martellus created a map of the world that would help Christopher Columbus navigate the Atlantic. Today, the map holds secrets about what Europeans in the 15th Century knew about geography. But unfortunately much of its historic text has faded. But now a team of researchers in the US is using a technique called multispectral imaging to uncover the hidden information that Columbus had at his fingertips. In 1491, cartographer Henricus Martellus created a map of the world that would help Christopher Columbus navigate the Atlantic. Today, it holds secrets into what 15th Century Europeans knew...
  • Council postpones vote on Columbus Day renaming [Seattle]

    09/02/2014 6:57:27 PM PDT · by ppaul · 28 replies
    KING 5 News ^ | 09/02/2014 | Michael Konopasek
    SEATTLE– The vote to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day in Seattle has been postponed so the Mayor and other elected officials can hold a signing ceremony next month to mark the change. Columbus Day has been celebrated throughout the United States for decades, but the Human Rights Commission pushed for the name change. The proposal is being sponsored by council members Bruce Harrell and Kshama Sawant...
  • One Person Tested For The Deadly Ebola Virus In Columbus

    08/05/2014 9:31:28 AM PDT · by Raebie · 73 replies
    WBNS ^ | August 5, 2014 | 10TV Web Staff
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus Public Health confirms a person is undergoing testing and has been quarantined for the deadly Ebola virus. A spokesperson says they’re working with the CDC to learn the preliminary results of those tests. CPH says the person recently traveled to West Africa, where an outbreak has left nearly 900 people dead. The virus can be transmitted through close contact with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected animals. According to the CDC, symptoms include sudden onset of fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat. This is followed by vomiting, diarrhea, rash,...
  • (Foul Language alert) Just Your Average Feminist from Burger King Attacks Pro-Lifers

    07/14/2014 7:54:49 PM PDT · by Coleus · 56 replies
    An obviously very educated and intelligent feminist in a Burger King outfit demonstrated her superior grasp of morality by trashing anti-abortion signs and launching into a classic frothing-at-the-mouth diatribe exposition of everything wrong with those who consider themselves to be pro-life. You Tube
  • So to Speak: Catholic museum is small, but it rates tops

    07/14/2014 8:58:44 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Dispatch ^ | July 13, 2014 | Joe Blundo
    The top-rated tourist attraction in Columbus is not our highly regarded zoo. It’s an obscure museum of religious artifacts.So says TripAdvisor, the influential travel website (www.tripadvisor.com) that uses consumer reviews to compile rankings.In fact, you won’t find the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium anywhere on the TripAdvisor list of 70 or so Columbus destinations.Why? It’s in Powell. By TripAdvisor’s organizational principles, the zoo isn’t a Columbus attraction. (TripAdvisor’s Columbus site, however, has articles on the zoo.)In a way, I’m happy about the situation because, although the zoo doesn’t need TripAdvisor’s help to attract tourists, the Jubilee Museum does. And it deserves...
  • Spanish documents suggest Irish arrived in America before Columbus

    05/14/2014 10:36:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Irish Central ^ | May 13, 2014 04:12 AM | Kerry O’Shea
    While Christopher Columbus is generally credited with having discovered America in 1492, a 1521 Spanish report provides inklings of evidence that there were, in fact, Irish people settled in America prior to Columbus’ journey. […] In 1520, Peter Martyr d’Anghiera, a historian and professor, was appointed by Carlos V to be chronicler for the new Council of the Indies. Though Martyr died in 1526, his report, founded on several weeks of interviews, was published posthumously in a book named De Orbe Novo (About the New World). […] While interviewing Spanish colonists, Martyr took note of their vicious treatment of Chicora...
  • Queens startup to grow by 400, move to Ohio (bye NYC; hello Columbus)

    05/13/2014 5:18:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Crain’s ^ | May 13, 2014 1:24 p.m. | Thornton McEnery
    One Queens-based e-commerce startup is poised to grow aggressively over the next few years, and has found just the place to do it: Ohio. Gwynnie Bee, a subscription service for the lease and sale of plus-size women’s apparel, reportedly plans to add 400 new positions over the next few years at a new 100,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility on the outskirts of Columbus. The company’s executive and marketing operations will remain in New York City, where Gwynnie Bee will still be officially headquartered, but the 42 warehouse and distribution workers at the company’s current Long Island City warehouse will be...
  • Has the ship [Santa Maria] Columbus discovered the New World in been found?

    05/12/2014 6:44:30 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 37 replies
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 12 May 2014 | MARK PRIGG
    The ship that led Christopher Columbus' mission to discover America has been found after 500 years, it has been claimed. A recent expedition has left experts 'confident' a wreck found off the north coast of Haiti is the the Santa Maria. The 58foot ship was the flagship of the expectation, but its final whereabouts have never been known - until now. The Santa María was belived to be a 58 ft (17.7 m) long boat, described as 'very little larger than 100 toneladas' (About 100 tons, or tuns). It was used as the flagship for the expedition, along with the...
  • Columbus Day renamed 'Indigenous Peoples Day' in Minneapolis

    04/30/2014 6:32:34 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 36 replies
    AOL.com ^ | 28 April 2014
    Christopher Columbus might have sailed the ocean blue in 1492, but he will no longer have a holiday in his name in Minneapolis. "The Minneapolis City Council voted to, as some would say, set the record straight. Their unanimous vote renames Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day." A Minneapolis state representative says the new name is an effort to honor Native American culture. "This would be a day to celebrate our survival as a culturally distinct people despite 500 years of disease, warfare, massacre, displacement and forced assimilation." This change got a lot of people fired up on social media,...
  • Christians Protest 'Jesus Is Muslim' Billboards in Ohio; Call Ads 'Attempt to Lure Uninformed

    03/28/2014 2:25:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/28/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Controversial billboards in Columbus, Ohio, reading "Jesus is Muslim" and "Mohammed is in the Bible" are drawing protests from local Christians who say Muslims are "hijacking" the name of Jesus. "Although we support the Islamic community's right to free speech, as well as their right to post messages on billboards, we do not support the hijacking of the name of Jesus Christ in their attempt to lure uninformed Christians into their religion," Coach Dave Daubenmire of Pass the Salt Ministries said in a statement Thursday. Daubenmire is hosting a prayer vigil on Saturday alongside the Rev. Rusty Thomas of Operation...
  • Boy points finger like gun, gets suspended

    03/04/2014 9:45:09 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 49 replies
    dispatch.com ^ | March 4, 2014 | Bill Bush
    A Columbus principal suspended a student for three days last week after the child pointed a "lookalike firearm” at another student in class and pretended to shoot. The boy’s age? 10. The “level 2 lookalike firearm” cited in his suspension letter? His finger. “I was just playing around,” said Nathan Entingh, a fifth-grader at Devonshire Alternative Elementary School in a far northern section of the district. “People play around like this a lot at my school.” Other kids have been caught playing pretend gun games on the playground at Devonshire and weren’t suspended, Nathan said. Devonshire Principal Patricia Price has...
  • Boy Suspended for Pointing Finger Like Gun

    03/04/2014 8:26:45 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 6,608 replies
    Newser ^ | 3/4/14 | Kate Seamons
    America's kids have been suspended for pretending that pencils were guns, but an Ohio school may have topped that. A 10-year-old student at a Columbus elementary school was handed a three-day suspension for making a finger gun and pretending to shoot a classmate. The suspension letter more formally referred to his weapon as a "level 2 lookalike firearm," reports the Columbus Dispatch. Devonshire Alternative Elementary School's principal says students have been frequently told not to play pretend gun games, with a district rep saying kids were warned consequences would follow. Those consequences hit hard last week for fifth-grader Nathan Entingh,...
  • Columbus Police Officer Fatally Shoots Family Dog

    02/19/2014 6:18:42 AM PST · by Altariel · 61 replies
    ABC 6 ^ | February 17, 2014 | James Jackson/Kelsey Mallahan
    Updated: Monday, February 17 2014, 08:02 PM EST WEST COLUMBUS (James Jackson/Kelsey Mallahan) -- A family’s dog was fatally shot Sunday by police officers after they were called to the home because a moving truck was blocking traffic. Brittnay Bergman and Dustin Ramsey just moved into the house on South Wayne Ave. They said when officers came to their door, their three to four-year-old Boxer, Delilah, ran out of the house. "She jumped off the porch, growled at him. Put herself in the corner of our fence and greenhouse," Ramsey said. Ramsey said that's when the officer grabbed his weapon....
  • OH:Homeowner Fires Gun At Suspect During Home Invasion

    02/02/2014 6:51:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    10tv.com ^ | 30 January, 2014 | NA
    Keith Dennis was walking home when he was approached by two men. One of the suspects held a knife to Dennis’ back and demanded money. “I thought I was going to die, to tell you the truth, because the knife was 10 inches long,” said Dennis. The men followed him home. Dennis had a friend sleeping upstairs who sensed something was wrong. He came down and fired shots at the men.
  • NM:More Fast and Furious Scandal Allegations

    01/08/2014 1:30:18 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    When this case first appeared, at the height of the first exposure of  the Fast and Furious scandal, it was highlighted as an example of smuggling to the Mexican cartels that was *not* a part of the operation.    It might or might not be significant that the BATFE agent quoted in the article is William Newell, who had a significant role in Fast and Furious, and whose testimony before congress became infamous. Now, one of the victims of the prosecution is able to tell a bit of his story.   He was never allowed bail from the time he was...
  • How Richard Nixon and Rodney King Changed my Party Loyalty

    10/19/2013 10:35:41 PM PDT · by lee martell · 53 replies
    October 20 2013 | Lee Martell
    I grew up in a blue collar, Democratic family. We have been Democratic on both sides of the family, at least since the beginning of the 20th century. I never questioned what decisions my party representatives made as a very young man, say 18 years old. I presumed (wrongly) that these elected officials would always do what was right. I also accepted as indisputable fact that , well of course the Republicans were always, always in the wrong. The republicans were greedy and 'keeping us down'. You can imagine my surprise when, as a college freshman in 1975, I heard...
  • This Week’s Penumbral Lunar Eclipse and the Astronomy of Columbus

    10/14/2013 2:33:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | October 14, 2013 | David Dickinson on
    In Columbus’s day, the Moon was often used to get a rough fix of a ship’s longitude at sea. Columbus was especially intrigued with the idea of using lunar eclipses to determine longitude. If you can note the position of the Moon in the sky from one location versus a known longitude during an event— such as first contact of the Moon with the Earth’s umbra during an eclipse —you can gauge your relative longitude east or west of the point. The sky moves 15 degrees, or one hour of right ascension overhead as we rotate under it. One of...
  • Spiritual Foundation of Christopher Columbus

    10/14/2013 8:28:50 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | Dave Stotts
    In honor of Columbus Day, enjoy this clip from Drive Thru History.
  • Columbus police HQ evacuated after emergency call

    09/24/2013 6:36:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 24, 2013 9:23 PM EDT
    A Columbus Fire Department official says firefighters and police have not found any visual evidence of an explosion at the city’s police headquarters. Battalion Chief Patrick Ferguson says emergency responders are still at the scene in downtown Columbus. …
  • Explosion Reported At Columbus Police Headquarters; Homeland Security Officials On Scene

    09/24/2013 6:03:20 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 26 replies
    http://www.10tv.com ^ | September 24, 2013 | Staff
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus Division of Fire is investigating a report of an explosion at Columbus Police headquarters in Downtown Columbus. A loud noise was heard inside the building in the 100 block of Marconi Boulevard around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police asked people inside the building to evacuate by the stairs. Police and fire crews were going building by building checking for the source. Columbus fire officials said there were no reports of injuries. Columbus police dispatchers said the noise was heard on the second floor where a deli is located. Dispatchers said it did not start a fire.
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...
  • Ohio State Univ Muslim Student Association President arrested in Egypt

    08/28/2013 12:49:58 PM PDT · by opentalk · 17 replies
    creeping sharia ^ | August 28, 2013
    Will he be deported from Egypt and allowed to re-enter the U.S.? via Egypt arrests US citizen son of Brotherhood figure | THE DAILY STAR. CAIRO: Security officials say the son of an outspoken Muslim Brotherhood figure has been detained. Mohamed Soltan’s family says he is a U.S. citizen and does not know his whereabouts. An active supporter of the Islamist group online, the 25-year-old had posted pictures of his arm after it was shot when security forces cleared out two Brotherhood sit-ins Aug. 14. The Ohio State University graduate is the son of outspoken Muslim Brotherhood figure Salah Soltan....