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  • (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....
  • Feds pay Columbus Police to set up roadblock checkpoints in broad daylight

    08/02/2013 5:30:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | 8/2/13 | NBC4
    Daylight checkpoints
  • Man faces disorderly conduct charges for blocking Dillard's walkway, cursing at Peachtree Mall sec

    06/17/2013 5:18:46 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Ledger-Enquirer (Columbus, Georgia) ^ | June 17, 2013 | Tiffany Stevens
    Man faces disorderly conduct charges for blocking Dillard's walkway, cursing at Peachtree Mall security A man faced disorderly conduct charges during a Recorder's Court hearing Monday after he allegedly refused to stop blocking a walkway to Dillard's at the Peachtree Mall ... When the security officer called for help to detain [the perp] and charge him with disorderly conduct, he allegedly tried to run but was unable to because his sagging pants hindered his mobility ...
  • The Stagnant Mediterranean

    06/06/2013 4:37:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 6, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    From the heights of Gibraltar you can see Africa about nine miles to the south and gaze eastward on the seemingly endless Mediterranean that stretches 1,500 miles to Asia beyond. The Romans called it Mare Nostrum, "our sea," and these deep blue waters allowed Rome to unite Asia, Africa, and Europe for half a millennium under a single prosperous, globalized civilization. But the Mediterranean has not always proved to be history's incubator of great civilizations -- Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, Florentine, and Venetian. Sometimes the ancient "Pillars of Hercules" at Gibraltar's narrow mouth of the Mediterranean marked not so much...
  • Ponce De Leon Never Searched for the Fountain of Youth

    05/25/2013 5:47:56 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    Smithsonian magazine ^ | June 2013 | Matthew Shaer
    The real story goes something like this: In 1511, messy political squabbling forced Ponce to surrender the governorship of Puerto Rico, an appointment he had held since 1509. As a consolation prize, King Ferdinand offered him Bimini, assuming the stalwart conquistador could finance an expedition and actually find it. J. Michael Francis, a historian at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg who has spent decades studying the Spanish colonies in the Americas , says no mention of a Fountain of Youth occurs in any known documents from Ponce’s lifetime, including contracts and other official correspondence with the Crown. In...
  • Catholic teachers’ union backs diocese in firing of homosexual teacher

    05/15/2013 7:16:33 AM PDT · by topher · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 5-14-2013 | Kirsten Andersen
    COLUMBUS, May 14, 2013 (LifeSiteNews) – The Central Ohio Association of Catholic Educators (COACE) is backing the diocese in its decision to fire a homosexual teacher, according to a letter sent to the teacher. Gym instructor Carla Hale, 57, was fired from her job at Bishop Watterson Catholic High School last month after an anonymous parent wrote to the Diocese of Columbus to complain that in an obituary for Hale’s mother, Hale was listed as a surviving family member together with her longtime lesbian partner, Julie.
  • Furor over gay teacher’s firing may pit city of Columbus against Roman Catholic diocese

    04/24/2013 7:34:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 04/24/2013 | KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
    COLUMBUS, OH, April 22, 2013 (LifeSiteNews) – The firing of a teacher at Bishop Watterson Catholic High School after it was learned she was involved in a long-term homosexual relationship may pit the Catholic diocese against a Columbus city ordinance barring employers from discriminating based on sexuality. Gym instructor Carla Hale, 57, was fired last week after an anonymous parent wrote the Diocese of Columbus to complain because in an obituary for Hale’s mother, Hale was listed as a survivor alongside her longtime lesbian partner, Julie. Hale signed a morality clause as part of her contract, affirming that “Catholic school...
  • Twinkies Back on Shelves by Summer 2013

    04/23/2013 7:28:35 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    Twinkies may be back on the shelves in a couple months! As every sane person knows, our beloved Twinkies went out of production a few months ago because of a dispute between Hostess Brands, Inc. and the bakery unions that crafted the sweet snack. Hostess Brands LLC, a new company under new management in Columbus, GA, announced that it will re-open the state of the art bakery: The Company will initially add 200 jobs to the local economy and plans to create a total of more than 300 jobs in the community within the next several years. The baking facility,...
  • WVKO-AM 1580 is changing formats again! (Another liberal talker gone)

    12/14/2012 12:45:47 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 8 replies
    radiodiscussions ^ | 12/14/12 | gabigley1
    (Columbus OH) It was announced on WVKO-AM this morning, that as of midnight tomorrow, the format on WVKO-AM will be changing. The LMA for the station will ending at that time and the station won't be Progressive Talk anymore. Thanks to Gary Richards for bringing back the format to Columbus radio for one more go around. That said, Mr. Richards said last year he wanted to buy the station outright so this is a disappointment to me. My guess is the new lease holders will take the station to a Urban Gospel format. Just a guess on my part.
  • Timeline appears to conflict with agent’s testimony in Reese case

    12/04/2012 4:38:46 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 2 December, 2012 | David Codrea
    Revelations by the Albuquerque Journal that ties existed between a Columbus, N.M., gun trafficking conspiracy and the Fast and Furious gunwalking operation highlight a disconnect with pretrial testimony given by an ATF agent in yet a third case, that of the Reese family, a tip received this morning by Gun Rights Examiner from a source close to the case suggests. “Federal prosecutors have sought to distance the Columbus gun smuggling case,” reporter Mike Gallagher revealed in a story filed last Thursday. “But reports obtained by the Journal show that in April 2010, federal agents were aware that the leader of...
  • Talk Station 98.9 The Answer to debut in Columbus, OH

    11/01/2012 12:42:14 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 9 replies
    The Answer ^ | 11/1/12 | 98.9 The Answer
    We know in Columbus radio you have many choices and we appreciate the fact that you gave us a chance. We created 98.9 FM The Answer so you can have your own radio station that cares about the city we serve. On November 1, 2012, we created 98.9 FM The Answer. This is why we exist. Weekday Schedule: 6-9am Bill Bennett 9a-12p Mike Gallagher 12-3p Dennis Prager 3-6p Michael Medved 6-9p Hugh Hewitt 9p-12a Dennis Miller 12-3a Lars Larson
  • Pizza Party Politics in Columbus

    10/29/2012 9:46:53 PM PDT · by staytrue · 22 replies
    WTTE TV Fox-28, columbus ohio ^ | Monday, October 29 2012, 08:05 PM EDT | Mike Kallmeyer
    COLUMBUS -- Ohio Republicans claim some Democratic groups are influencing students to vote for President Obama by offering free pizza. Last week, Ohio GOP Chairman Robert Bennett filed a complaint with the Franklin County Elections Board. He claims the group 'Buckeyes for Obama' held a party at the Ohio Union on the Ohio State University campus, offered the 50 attendees free pizza, then took them to an early voting center in Columbus. GOP Spokesman Matt Henderson says that's illegal, "The Obama campaign has an obligation to follow the rules, and when this is happening on a mass scale, that can...
  • 6 Ridiculous Lies You Believe About the Founding of America

    10/23/2012 6:57:26 AM PDT · by Renfield · 70 replies
    Frontiers of Anthropology ^ | 5-15-2012 | Jack O'Brien, Elford Alley
    When it comes to the birth of America, most of us are working from a stew of elementary school history lessons, Westerns and vague Thanksgiving mythology. And while it's not surprising those sources might biff a couple details, what's shocking is how much less interesting the version we learned was. It turns out our teachers, Hollywood and whoever we got our Thanksgiving mythology from (Big Turkey?) all made America's origin story far more boring than it actually was for some very disturbing reasons. For instance ...
  • The Discovery Of America By Christopher Columbus (painting by Dali)

    10/08/2012 5:54:22 PM PDT · by annalex · 42 replies
    The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus Salvador Dalí 1959 oil on canvas 410 cm × 284 cm (161.4 in × 111.8 in) Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida Dalí completed his tenth masterwork, The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus, in 1959. This work, which is almost 14 feet tall, is an ambitious homage to Dalí's Spain, combining Spanish history, religion, art and myth. This painting was commissioned for Huntington Hartford's Gallery of Modern Art on Columbus Circle in New York. At that time, some Catalan historians claimed that Columbus was actually from Catalonia, not Italy. From that...
  • “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue…”

    10/08/2012 4:11:00 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 36 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-08-12 | Wordsmith
    "In fourteen hundred ninety-two/ Columbus sailed the ocean blue. "He had three ships and left from Spain/ He sailed through sunshine, wind and rain." -- Source Unknown I'm old enough to remember a time when Christopher Columbus Day was a national holiday that was widely celebrated rather than shamefully downplayed and derided. Columbus has become the symbolic white devil harbinger of all that is evil about America's founding: genocide and manifest destiny imperialism; slavery and racism; annihilation and exploitation of peaceful, "noble savages" living in harmony with the environment. President Obama seems to echo the sentiments of multiculturalist leftists...
  • Just Like the original Columbus Day, Boatloads of Gold Arrive From Across the Pond.

    10/08/2012 9:11:29 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-8-2012 | MOTUS
    It’s the federal holiday previously known as Columbus Day, so there’s not much going on around town. Because Big Guy and Elizabeth Warren are charter members of the First Peoples anti-colonialist coalition, we’ve decided to follow Brown University’s lead and rename the second Monday in October “Fall Holiday.” We don’t have anything planned for the event, butt Lady M will be sporting her annual “Fall Holiday” costume anyway. “We’re all Fauxcahontos now”In case you were wondering, the fundraisers were a huge success yesterday. First a private soiree at Jeffrey Katzenberg’s house for a dozen of our biggest bundlers (who shall...
  • Improving attendance..

    09/08/2012 3:47:10 PM PDT · by pickrell · 12 replies
    Columbus Dispatch | 08 Septem 2012 | Ron Pickrell
    On 15-Jun-2012, a story appeared in the Columbus Dispatch, exposing an ongoing investigation from the State Auditor's office into corruption in the Columbus Public Schools. It seems that a creative way had been discovered to improve dramatically the alarming truancy rate in the Columbus school system. School officials found that by altering attendance records, they could stem the loss of state funding dollars by simply "adjusting" students' attendance data. What they were talking about was not a matter of simply fixing the problems of a few cronies' children. In fact, dogged research by a real auditor, who had been "warned...
  • Pelosi, Beatty tour to defend health-care reform (clinging to Commiecare™)

    08/17/2012 6:29:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Dispatch ^ | 8/17/12 | Emily Wilkins
    Pelosi, Beatty tour to defend health-care reformBy Emily Wilkins The Columbus Dispatch Friday August 17, 2012 6:09 AM Nancy Pelosi ripped criticism of the federal health-care law by GOP presidential ticket Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan as “not true” during an appearance yesterday in Columbus. The U.S. House minority leader defended the Affordable Care Act at a panel she attended with Joyce Beatty, Democratic candidate for Ohio’s 3rd Congressional District. Ryan, who spoke at Ohio’s Miami University this week, said President Barack Obama had “raided” the Medicare budget and taken $716 billion to fund the Affordable Care Act. “The Ryan...
  • Police officer killed victim of break-in

    07/22/2012 9:32:41 PM PDT · by Altariel · 83 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | July 20, 2012 | Allison Manning
    Maybe if the police officer had arrived just a minute later, the young man would still be alive. That’s what the friends and family of Destin Thomas say, after Columbus police confirmed yesterday that it was one of their own officers who shot and killed Thomas while responding to a 911 call he had made on Tuesday morning. Police gave few details yesterday about what happened between the 21-year-old Thomas and Officer William Kaufman, a 17-year veteran, citing the ongoing investigation. They said that Kaufman shot Thomas twice, in his hip and chest. Thomas died at the scene. “The fact...
  • Delusion guided accused shooter of soldiers at Little Rock recruiting center (Muslim Muhammud)

    07/23/2011 6:26:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Commercial Appeal ^ | 7/23/11 | Kristina Goetz
    Delusion guided accused shooter of soldiers at Little Rock recruiting centerPsychiatrist says reality was lost on Muhammad By Kristina Goetz Memphis Commercial Appeal Posted July 23, 2011 at midnight LITTLE ROCK -- The star defense witness in the capital murder trial of Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad said Friday that the defendant believes he is persecuted because he's Muslim and that his actions are more important than they really are -- all because he suffers from a delusional disorder. "Saying you're an operative of a major terrorist organization is grandiose," said Dr. Shawn Agharkar, a psychiatrist who examined Muhammad three times in...
  • What Killed Lenin? Poison Called Possibility

    05/06/2012 8:59:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, May 6, 2012 | Alex Dominguez
    Stress, family medical history or possibly even poison led to the death of Vladimir Lenin, contradicting a popular theory that a sexually transmitted disease debilitated the Soviet Union’s founder, a UCLA neurologist said. Dr. Harry Vinters and Russian historian Lev Lurie reviewed Lenin’s records Friday for an annual University of Maryland School of Medicine conference that examines the deaths of famous figures. The conference is held yearly at the school, where researchers in the past have re-examined the diagnoses of figures including King Tut, Christopher Columbus, Simon Bolivar and Abraham Lincoln.
  • Medical Sleuths Discuss the Forensics of Death (Lenin, Lincoln, Custer, etc.)

    05/07/2012 1:52:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 6 | Manuel Roig-Franzia
    Death never dies here. It just keeps getting more interesting, more beguiling. More, well, alive. Alive in every cringe-worthy detail, in every clue about its causes, in every shard of evidence waiting to be spliced to another shard . . . and another shard until a picture starts to form, an image assembled from nuggets of information collected decades or centuries ago. Death, at least for the doctors and history buffs who gather each year at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, is the coolest of puzzles, leading them to the coolest of theories. Could Abraham Lincoln have been saved? (Yes.)...
  • New evidence suggests Cabot may have known of New World before voyage

    05/07/2012 11:58:05 AM PDT · by Theoria · 19 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | 29 April 2012 | Randy Boswell
    An Italian historian has unveiled a previously unknown document that sheds fresh light on explorer John Cabot’s discovery of Canada — a brief entry in a 516-year-old accounting ledger that shows Cabot had financial backing from a Florence-based bank in England and, most intriguingly, may have had prior knowledge of the distant land his famous 1497 voyage would put on the world map. The Italian-born Cabot is known to have sailed from England in search of the New World three times between 1496 and 1498. He is believed to have reached Newfoundland aboard the Matthew in 1497, but Cabot disappears...
  • Police offering firearms safety course(IN)

    04/03/2012 4:15:02 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    therepublic.com ^ | 3 April, 2012 | Staff
    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Gun owners can learn about safety and sharpen their shooting skills at a Citizens’ Firearms Safety Course offered by the Columbus Police Department. The course is a one-day class held at the police department’s shooting range. Sessions tentatively are scheduled for May 12 and Sept. 15. The course includes a half-day classroom lecture on basic safety, rules and guidelines, proper storage, maintenance, shooting fundamentals, shooting range safety and applicable Indiana law. Participants will apply the skills they learn at the police firing range. But the class is focused on safety — not shooting, said Detective Sgt. Tom...
  • How Columbus, Ohio Became The 'Test Market Capital' Of The U.S.

    11/02/2011 12:42:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 11/02/2011 | Karlee Weinmann and Aimee Groth
    Fast food companies love Columbus, Ohio. It's the perfect place to test products like the McDonald's McRib, and try out prototype Wendy's and Panera Bread restaurants. The city is located in the heart of the heartland after all, and companies believe its residents typify U.S. consumer behavior. For decades, its demographics have mirrored national numbers, though since it's the third-fastest growing metropolitan area in the Midwest, it's now more diversified than the nation overall. Even so, Columbus has held onto the "ideal test market" title for decades, and many businesses still choose to test there 1. It's a microcosm of...
  • Columbus' Arrival Linked to Carbon Dioxide Drop

    10/21/2011 11:02:39 AM PDT · by MoJoWork_n · 60 replies
    Science News ^ | November 5, 2011 | Devin Powell
    By sailing to the New World, Christopher Columbus and other explorers who followed him may have set off a chain of events that cooled Europe’s climate. The European conquest of the Americas decimated the people living there, leaving large areas of cleared land untended. Trees that filled in this territory pulled billions of tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, Stanford University geochemist Richard Nevle reported October 11 at the Geological Society of America annual meeting. Such carbon dioxide removal could have diminished the heat-trapping capacity of the atmosphere and cooled the climate, Nevil and his colleagues have previously reported....
  • Fun takes a holiday in Somerville

    10/14/2011 12:13:42 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 14, 2011 | Jessica Heslam
    A Somerville principal has opened fire on cherished American holidays, blasting legendary explorer Christopher Columbus for “atrocities” and saying “we need to be careful” about celebrating Thanksgiving in a scathing email to teachers — who are already under orders not to let the kids dress up for Halloween. “When we were young we might have been able to claim ignorance of the atrocities that Christopher Columbus committed against the indigenous peoples,” wrote Kennedy School Principal Anne Foley. “We can no longer do so. For many of us and our students celebrating this particular person is an insult and a slight...
  • Columbus blamed for Little Ice Age

    10/13/2011 2:17:57 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 118 replies
    ScienceNews ^ | 10-22-11 | Devin Powell
    Depopulation of Americas may have cooled climate MINNEAPOLIS — By sailing to the New World, Christopher Columbus and the other explorers who followed may have set off a chain of events that cooled Europe’s climate for centuries. The European conquest of the Americas decimated the people living there, leaving large areas of cleared land untended. Trees that filled in this territory pulled billions of tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, diminishing the heat-trapping capacity of the atmosphere and cooling climate, says Richard Nevle, a geochemist at Stanford University. “We have a massive reforestation event that’s sequestering carbon … coincident...
  • Three Spanish Ships and the Dawn of American Entrepreneurship

    10/12/2011 4:20:27 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | October 12, 2011 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    In the late Fifteenth Century, an Italian in a puffy shirt pitched a business plan. Again and again and again. Until finally somebody bit. What’s remarkable was not that this Italian wore a puffy shirt; it was the style in those days. And there was nothing strange about his pitching his investment ideas at the royal houses of Portugal, or Venice, or his hometown of Genoa. It wasn’t even that odd that he pitched his business plan to the king of England, and finally to the king and queen of Spain. All these monarchs heard investment ideas all the time....
  • Remembering Christopher Columbus: The Biggest Mass Murderer In History (puke)

    10/10/2011 3:46:14 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 57 replies
    Hip-Hop Wired ^ | October 11, 2010 | Ice Pick Slim
    KKKolumbus no hero: He's a murderer who caused the genocide of the Indigenous people! “It has been said of the Spanish Conquistadors, that first they fell on their knees, and then they fell on the aborigines.” Eric Williams - Columbus to Castro. Annually, on the 2nd Monday of each October, most of the United Snakes of Amerikkka celebrate the anniversary of when Cristoforo Colombo discovered that the planet wasn't as flat as all of Europe then thought.  At the same time, many so-called Indians across the U.S. publicly protest the holiday, demanding that it be renamed ‘Indigenous American Day'.
  • Firearms industry has a stranglehold on Congress and state legislatures

    06/24/2011 9:09:02 PM PDT · by OneLoyalAmerican · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/23/11 | Mayor Mikey B Coleman
    “Guns in Bars” sounds like the concept of a high-octane Hollywood film, kind of like “Snakes on a Plane.” Unfortunately, it is instead a new law in the State of Ohio. Issues involving firearms always stir up a great deal of passion in this country, and the degree to which the Second Amendment affords Americans the right to own any and all guns will probably always be debated. But you’d think there are some gun-related issues on which we could all agree. For example, I would expect that few level-headed people would advocate having loaded weapons in establishments that are...
  • Mayor pulls King plan

    05/17/2011 9:29:52 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    PITTSFIELD - Amid heavy opposition from hundreds of city residents, Mayor James M. Ruberto has dropped his plan to change Columbus Avenue to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Ruberto was seeking City Council approval for the name change, but Monday night he submitted a brief letter to the Committee on Public Works and Utilities asking the council subcommittee to send the matter back to him "for further community discussion and consideration." The five-member panel unanimously agreed with his request. "The petition ... has elicited an unfortunate amount of controversy, something which is not befitting this great man of social change,"...