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  • Ronnie Earle, Travis Co. (TX) DA, Dances Naked With Other Men While Beating Cooked Chickens

    10/06/2007 4:13:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 145 replies · 4,065+ views
    Red State ^ | October 6, 2007
    No, I'm NOT being metaphorical nor am I kidding. If I wasn't having so much fun laughing at Ronnie Earle, I might even wish that it weren't true. Evidently Travis County DA Ronnie Earle - who is once again back in the running for most politically-driven DA in the nation now that Mike Nifong has been disbarred - is involved in this New Age, "re-discover your masculinity" cult called the ManKind Project. That's according to the liberal Houston Press. And boy does this outfit sound scary. Forty men at a time strip down and do tribal dances and beat cooked...
  • Anthrax Case Linked to Drumming Circle, New Hampshire Officials Say

    12/30/2009 11:13:57 AM PST · by La Lydia · 62 replies · 2,177+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 30, 2009 | Amy Goodnough
    BOSTON — A New Hampshire woman who is critically ill with gastrointestinal anthrax most likely swallowed spores while participating in a community drumming circle, state health officials said Tuesday...The woman was among some 60 people who attended the drumming session on Dec. 4 at the United Campus Ministry near the University of New Hampshire in Durham...Investigators found traces of anthrax on two African drums and an electrical outlet in the room where the event took place, Dr. Talbot said, and are theorizing that the woman swallowed spores that were aerosolized by the drumming. The state has not identified the woman...
  • Percussionists couldn't drum murders away in New Orleans (FOLLOW UP)

    01/05/2004 3:53:31 PM PST · by ownZero · 3 replies · 159+ views
    The Times Picayune ^ | Saturday January 03, 2004 | Leslie Williams
    <p>Master percussionists drummed for most of December in Congo Square, in schools, in public housing complexes and at neighborhood centers, calling out for one week of peace -- a moratorium on murders in New Orleans from December 25 through the last second of 2003.</p>
  • Master drummers sound call for 7-day murder moratorium

    12/04/2003 4:55:31 PM PST · by ownZero · 10 replies · 175+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | Wednesday December 03, 2003 | Leslie Williams
    <p>Listen.</p> <p>The ambitious volunteer project by 10 master percussionists and others will take the drum call to schools, public housing complexes, auditoriums, Armstrong Park and other venues.</p> <p>"It's an African tradition in which the drummer plays the talking drums, using drums as a means of communication. On a spiritual level we're calling on the ancestors to help us in this work," said Luther Gray, leader and percussionist for Bamboula 2000, a band whose West African-influenced music is inspired by the memory of Congo Square, now a part of Armstrong Park, where slaves danced and played African music on Sundays in the 1800s.</p>