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  • Orange County [California] boy, 8, dies day after becoming Honorary Marine

    08/01/2016 2:03:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    kabc ^ | 08/01/2016
    Wyatt Gillette suffered from Aicardi-Goutierres Syndrome Type 1-(Trex 1 mutation), a rare condition that caused him multiple medical problems, including seizures and complete kidney failure. His father, 29-year-old Jeremiah Gillette, is a Marine drill instructor and said he wanted to see his son become an Honorary Marine. As Wyatt fought for his life, his father turned to fellow Marines on social media, asking for prayers. What he got was an outpouring of support, and a petition was started to make Wyatt an Honorary Marine. The U.S. Marine Corps. granted Wyatt's request, an honor only bestowed on a select few people...
  • French city grants honorary citizenship to murderer of Israeli minister

    03/10/2013 10:33:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 3/10/13 | Pamela Geller
    On the eve of the anniversary of the slaughter of Jewish children and a Rabbi at a Jewish Day School in France by a devout Muslim comes this pro-annihilationist move by the repulsive and notoriously anti-semetic French. More proof that dog and pony shows are utterly meaningless and invariably provide cover and sanction for jihadists. French city grants honorary citizenship to murderer of Israeli minister by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdi, PMW Terrorist Majdi Al-Rimawi was sentenced to life imprisonment plus 80 years for participating in the planning and murder of Israeli Minister Rechavam Zeevi in 2001. A few...
  • Pelosi edits honorary resolution...on Pelosi

    02/25/2011 7:54:49 AM PST · by La Lydia · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | February 25, 2011
    The Democratic National Committee wanted to honor Nancy Pelosi Thursday -- but its praise wasn't good enough for the House minority leader. When the DNC's Resolutions Committee brought up a resolution commemorating Pelosi's years as speaker of the House, Pelosi's daughter sought to alter the proposal at her mother's behest, adding some of the accomplishments that the elder Pelosi felt the committee had overlooked. "I have some friendly amendments," said Christine Pelosi, a political strategist, at the committee's session during the DNC Winter Meeting Thursday. She is a member of the committee. "You think I'm kidding," Christine Pelosi added, to...
  • Obama nominee heralded despite 'honorary' titles

    07/06/2010 9:13:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    washington times ^ | 7/6/10 | Jim McElhatton
    When the White House announced Dr. Donald Berwick as President Obama's choice to lead the $800 billion Medicare and Medicaid agency in April, officials hailed his long list of credentials, including current roles as a professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. "He is also a pediatrician, adjunct staff in the Department of Medicine at Boston's Children's Hospital ..." the White House announcement of the nomination of Dr. Berwick to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) states. But Dr. Berwick hasn't seen a patient in years. And the two Harvard professor positions...
  • algore poll -Should the U of M give Al Gore an honorary doctorate?

    02/22/2007 12:41:49 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 17 replies · 433+ views
    MPLS star & sickle ^ | 2-22-07 | star & sickle
    Instant poll: Should the U of M give Al Gore an honorary doctorate? University President Robert Bruininks said recently that two of the colleges were working to award a degree to the former vice president. Yes. He's done important work to save the environment No. He's a master of junk science Don't know
  • [Sick cult diary] Child Murderer awarded honorary "palestinian" citizenship

    03/15/2006 6:30:28 AM PST · by Actuality · 6 replies · 444+ views
    "Societies measure their heroes in different ways. Some societies honor athletes or performers. Others celebrate caregivers and humanitarian workers. The Palestinians, on the other hand, have consistently chosen to honor murderers as their national icons. "
  • Prince Andrew Honors U.S. Navy Captain (OBE)

    02/01/2006 3:22:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 607+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Jan 31, 2006 | Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class (AW/SW) Carolla Bennett
    MANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) -- England’s Prince Andrew awarded Capt. John Peterson the Honorary Order of the British Empire (OBE) during an investiture ceremony Jan. 25 at the British Embassy in Manama, Bahrain. Peterson, chief of staff for Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, was given the prestigious award for his leadership of coalition forces, which included a large number of Royal Navy sailors and marines, in the campaign to secure Iraqi oil assets during the onset of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Prince Andrew, who is the Duke of York, knight commander and aide-de-camp to Queen Elizabeth II, congratulated Peterson...
  • Hillary Clinton receives honorary degree, presidential 'charge' (CAPTION-N-PUKE!)

    05/14/2005 4:00:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies · 1,296+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/14/05 | CHARLES ODUM
    Hillary Clinton receives honorary degree, presidential 'charge' CHARLES ODUM Associated Press Posted on Sat, May. 14, 2005 Democratic U.S. Sen. and former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton applauds the just graduated women from Agnes Scott College as she joins them for a group photo after the graduation ceremony at the school in Decatur, Ga., Saturday, May 14, 2005. Clinton was on hand to deliver the commencement speech and accept an honorary degree from the all women's college. (AP Photo/John Amis) DECATUR, Ga. - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday told Agnes Scott College graduates that all women must "decide what...
  • Kofi's break - (Annan being honored by U.Penn; commencement speaker; Dr. of Law degree)

    05/07/2005 11:01:01 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 383+ views
    Kofi Annan is not a crook. Or, to be more precise, the United Nations Secretary-General has not been convicted of criminal activity. If that's so, however, Mr. Annan has to be the most negligent and incompetent manager ever to lead a major international organization. Yet through the cloud that hangs over Mr. Annan, a ray of sunshine has found its way to him. Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, that prestigious Ivy League seat of learning, has invited Mr. Annan to serve as this year's commencement speaker. And that's not all: In what can only be seen as...
  • Albright to deliver Duke [University]'s commencement address

    04/09/2004 9:37:42 AM PDT · by alancarp · 24 replies · 177+ views
    AP Newswires ^ | 4/9/2004 | AP
    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will deliver Duke University's commencement address and also is one of four people who will receive honorary degrees from Duke [on May 9th], school officials said. [snip]... Albright, who also served as Clinton's national security adviser, now is a principal in The Albright Group LLC, a global strategy firm that she founded in Washington, D.C.
  • Britain to bestow an honorary knighthood on Alan Greenspan

    08/06/2002 1:57:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies · 250+ views
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) --  He won't get to call himself "Sir Alan" but Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan -- often known as the second most powerful man in the United States -- will get another title: knight.</p> <p>Queen Elizabeth II has approved an honorary knighthood for Greenspan's "outstanding contribution to global economic stability," the British Treasury announced Tuesday. A copy of the release was distributed in Washington.</p>