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  • Why King Richard Did Not March on Jerusalem

    07/24/2016 11:19:58 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 7/22/16 | Andrew Latham
    When we look back on the Third Crusade (1189-1192) it is all but impossible not to be struck by how close King Richard and the Christian host came to decisively defeating Saladin and re-taking Jerusalem. Twice during the campaign—in January 1192 and again in July 1192—the crusaders advanced to within a dozen or so miles of the Holy City, only to withdraw without making a serious effort to besiege it. In this brief essay, I will attempt to explain the strategic decision to abandon the first advance on Jerusalem in 1191/2. From Acre to Bayt NubaDuring the summer and autumn...
  • The Royal Forests (by Tom McClintock)

    01/07/2011 2:59:54 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 56 replies
    Tom McClintock Congressional website ^ | 7 January 2011 | Tom McClintock
    During the despotic eras of Norman and Plantagenet England, the Crown declared one third of the land area of Southern England to be the royal forest, the exclusive preserve of the monarch, his forestry officials and his favored aristocrats. The people of Britain were forbidden access to and enjoyment of these forests under harsh penalties. This exclusionary system became so despised by the people that in 1215, five clauses of the Magna Carta were devoted to redress of grievances that are hauntingly similar to those that are now flooding my office. The Royal Forests House Chamber, Washington, D.C. January...
  • Daley to apologize for parking meter problems (A new 75-year deal with private operator)

    08/25/2009 6:40:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies · 1,576+ views
    Pantagraph ^ | 8/25/09
    Daley to apologize for parking meter problemsPosted: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 11:15 am Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says the city "totally screwed up" the implementation of a $1.15 billion lease of city parking meters to a private operator. That's according to a copy the Chicago Sun-Times obtained of a Daley speech prepared for an appearance Tuesday. The Sun-Times reports that Daley says the deal was necessary because of the city's fiscal situation. The 75-year deal approved in December quadrupled parking rates in some neighborhoods, causing a citizen outcry. Aldermen complain meters charge incorrect rates or post outdated fee information. They...
  • Firm With Links to Gov. Selected for Big Project (NM-Richardson)

    12/23/2006 5:04:00 PM PST · by CedarDave · 1 replies · 267+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | December 23, 2006 | Raam Wong
    SANTA FE— A development company associated with businessman Gerald Peters has been selected to design and build a new state Department of Transportation headquarters, Rail Runner commuter train station, hotel and other amenities on Cerrillos Road. SCS Development submitted the winning bid, allowing it to enter exclusive contract negotiations to redevelop the 25 acres where the Transportation Department has its headquarters at Cerrillos and Cordova, south of downtown. SCS is headed by Santa Fe Properties Development Co., which is associated with Peters, the Santa Fe art dealer, developer and friend of Gov. Bill Richardson. "It's just the beginning of a...
  • Race fears spark St. George ban (Muslim criminals against English flag)

    10/04/2005 9:54:28 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 60 replies · 4,354+ views
    cnn ^ | October 4, 2005
    British prison officers who wore a St. George's Cross tie-pin have been ticked off by the jails watchdog over concerns about the symbol's racist connotations. The pins showing the English flag -- which has often raised hackles due to its connection with the Crusades of the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries -- could be "misconstrued," Chief Inspector of Prisons Anne Owers said in a section on race in a report on a jail in the northern English city of Wakefield. The banner of St. George, the red cross of a martyr on a white background, was adopted for the uniform...
  • Has He Snarled His Last? Arlen Specter's personality helps make him vulnerable ....

    04/26/2004 11:32:28 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 6 replies · 159+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Monday, April 26, 2004 12:01 a.m. EDT | John Fund
    PHILADELPHIA--A 24-year incumbent U.S. senator shouldn't have trouble winning the nomination of his own party. But Arlen Specter is struggling to win tomorrow's GOP primary against Rep. Pat Toomey, a conservative who says that unlike Mr. Specter he "belongs to the Republican wing of the Republican Party." Mr. Specter's problems aren't merely his haphazard support for President Bush's agenda or his liberal stands on many issues. The clout he has in Congress brings home a lot of dollars for Pennsylvania, but along with them come innumerable stories that he intimidates and bullies opponents and allies alike.....