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  • Letter sickens 11 in hazmat situation at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

    02/27/2018 3:31:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 27, 2018 | Victor Morton
    Almost a dozen people have been injured at a Washington-area military base as a result of a letter that contained a hazardous substance, according to local first-responders. Hazmat crews rushed to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and were trying to identify the substance Tuesday afternoon, according to the Fort Myer Fire Department’s Twitter account.
  • Grassley, Graham Send Batch of Letters Related to Potential Political Influence on FBI

    01/27/2018 1:46:15 PM PST · by bryan999 · 7 replies
    Jan 26, 2018 WASHINGTON – As part of their ongoing oversight efforts to ensure that the FBI’s law enforcement activities are free of improper political influence, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) yesterday sent six letters seeking information and documents regarding Christopher Steele’s work on behalf of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary for America. The letters seek information and documents relating to those political organizations’ knowledge of and involvement in Mr. Steele’s work and his reported interactions with the FBI while he was working on behalf of...
  • Letters from young Obama show a man trying to find his way

    10/18/2017 10:27:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 19, 2017 12:03 AM EDT | Jesse J. Holland
    A young Barack Obama questioned his place in the world and his racial identity, agonized over whether he’d make enough money as a community organizer, and lamented his incompatibility with his ex-girlfriend in 30 pages of letters he wrote to her that are now being archived by Emory University in Atlanta. The nine full letters, sent by Obama to his college girlfriend, Alexandra McNear, are being made public to researchers through Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library. The university has had the letters since 2014 but could only make them public now, officials said. Written...
  • 2017 Pulitzer Prizes

    04/10/2017 12:52:44 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 11 replies
    Pulitzer.org ^ | 4/10/'17 | Pulitzer.org
    Click on the link to read this year's list of winners (exactly what you'd expect).
  • Turkey censors letter in Kurdish saying it is ‘unknown language’

    02/25/2017 3:46:43 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    KOM News ^ | 25 February 2017 | none stated
    A letter written in Kurdish by a prisoner in Turkey’s southeastern Elazig prison has been censored by prison authorities for being in an “unknown language.”The letter, written by political prisoner Murat Akkurt to his brother, who is being held in Bitlis prison, was censored and prevented from being sent by prison authorities for being in the Kurdish language, reported Dihaber.The incident is the latest in a string of similar acts of censorship by the government. Signs in the Kurdish language were removed by state appointed trustees following the dismissal of Kurdish Democratic Regions Party (DBP) mayors following Turkey’s coup attempt.The Kurdish...
  • John Paul Letters Show 'Intense' Friendship With Married Woman

    02/15/2016 12:34:39 PM PST · by Aliska · 30 replies
    Newser ^ | February 15, 2016 | Jenn Gidman
    Photos and more than 350 "intense" letters from Pope John Paul II to a married woman he corresponded with for more than three decades have been found at the National Library of Poland, Deutsche Welle reports, via a BBC documentary. The notes and images—often showing the pontiff, who was made a saint in 2014, in casual wear—reveal a friendship between himself and American philosopher Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka that included holidays spent together and an intimate relationship that historians are trying to figure out. "Here is one of the handful of transcendentally great figures in public life in the 20th century, the...
  • British teacher brainwashes school children into writing letters of support to Syrian jihadis

    12/19/2015 8:11:20 PM PST · by Ray76 · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Sep 12, 2015 | Euan McLelland
    A teacher working in a British classroom had pupils send handwritten letters to 'hero' Syrian terrorists. The pupils were forced to write in both English and Arabic, opening each of their notes: 'To our brothers in...' The teacher's Twitter page also features sickening images of beheading victims.
  • Jihadis send LETTERS to EU civilians ordering them to convert or die

    12/15/2015 9:13:41 AM PST · by DFG · 65 replies
    Express UK ^ | 12/15/2015 | NICK GUTTERIDGE
    CRAZED Islamic State (ISIS) jihadis have sent letters to European civilians ordering them to convert to Islam within three days or face being DECAPITATED in their own homes. Bloodthirsty Daesh Islamists posted notes through the doors of dozens of random neighbours in several cities across Sweden, including the capital Stockholm, threatening to murder "non-believers" in a terrifying campaign of violence. Sweden is now on lockdown after the chilling letters pledged to behead innocent civilians and then "bomb your rotten corpses afterwards".
  • Suspect and A Setback In Al-Qaeda Anthrax Case - Scientist With Ties To Group Goes Free

    10/31/2006 2:52:25 PM PST · by RDTF · 19 replies · 1,031+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 31, 2006 | Joby Warrick
    In December 2001, as the investigation into the U.S. anthrax attacks was gathering steam, coalition soldiers in Afghanistan uncovered what appeared to be an important clue: a trail of documents chronicling an attempt by al-Qaeda to create its own anthrax weapon. The documents told of a singular mission by a scientist named Abdur Rauf, an obscure, middle-aged Pakistani with alleged al-Qaeda sympathies and an advanced degree in microbiology. Using his membership in a prestigious scientific organization to gain access, Rauf traveled through Europe on a quest, officials say, to obtain both anthrax spores and the equipment needed to turn them...
  • Bin Laden’s deputy behind the Red Mosque bloodbath

    07/14/2007 7:10:32 PM PDT · by Dog · 42 replies · 1,565+ views
    timesonline.co.uk ^ | July 15 2007 | Dean Nelson, Islamabad and Ghulam Hasnain
    AL-QAEDA’S leadership secretly directed the Islamic militants whose armed revolt at the Red Mosque in Islamabad ended last week with more than 100 deaths after it was stormed by the Pakistan army. According to senior intelligence officials, the troops who finally took control discovered letters from Osama Bin Laden’s deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri. They were written to Abdul Rashid Ghazi and Abdul Aziz, the brothers who ran the mosque and adjacent madrasah. Government sources said up to 18 foreign fighters � including Uzbeks, Egyptians and several Afghans � had arrived weeks before the final shootout and set up firing ranges to...
  • Someone cutsd "LUECKE" into woods north of Buescher State Park near Smithville, TX

    10/15/2015 4:04:59 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 21 replies
    Internet ^ | 15 October 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Was looking at the area on fire between Bastrop, TX and Smithville, TX and saw this: Click here to see huge letters cut on someone's land.
  • Politics: HAZMAT crews at Senator Carl Levin's office in Saginaw Michigan - building evacuated

    04/17/2013 9:20:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    caintv ^ | ROBERT LAURIE
    We've just received word that the former Delphi Tower in Saginaw Michigan has been evacuated, and that it's being treated as a HAZMAT situation. Police, Fire, and HAZMAT crews are on the scene. The building houses the Saginaw offices of US Senator Carl Levin. Little else is known, but we were contacted by one evacuee who told us that "Levin got a suspicious letter in the mail." Given the two recent Ricin-tainted letters received in D.C., we assume they're taking no chances. More as it develops.
  • Senators: Obama administration hiding secret Iran deal letters

    08/19/2015 8:07:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/19/15 | Adam Kredo
    Two leading U.S. senators are calling on the Obama administration to release secret letters to foreign governments assuring them that they will not be legally penalized for doing business with the Iranian government, according to a copy of a letter sent Wednesday to the State Department and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Sens. Mark Kirk (R., Ill.) and Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) disclosed in the letter to the State Department that U.S. lawmakers have been shown copies of several letters sent by the Obama administration to the Chinese, German, French, and British governments assuring them that companies doing business
  • FBI Investigating Suspicious Letters to Many Oregon Sheriffs

    07/28/2015 12:24:59 PM PDT · by Twotone · 3 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 27, 2015 | M. Alex Johnson
    Haz-mat teams and federal investigators responded across Oregon on Monday after numerous sheriffs received suspicious mail, some of it delivering an unknown substance, authorities told NBC News.
  • Obama Writes Personal Letters to 46 Felons; No Contact with Kathryn Steinle’s Family

    07/15/2015 6:56:39 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/13/15 | Joel B. Pollak
    Nearly two weeks after 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle was murdered on San Francisco’s Pier 14 by an illegal alien and convicted felon who was released from prison earlier this year, President Barack Obama has failed to contact the victim’s family or mention her in public. Yet Obama took the time to write (and release) 46 personal letters this month to felons imprisoned for non-violent drug offenses whose sentences he has commuted. Like the 46 felons to whom Obama wrote, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez had served time for non-violent offenses, some of them drug-related. After his arrest, Lopez-Sanchez, who had been deported five...
  • New Letters Added to the Genetic Alphabet

    07/14/2015 2:46:11 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    Quanta Magazine ^ | 7/10/15 | Emily Singer
    New Letters Added to the Genetic Alphabet Scientists hope that new genetic letters, created in the lab, will endow DNA with new powers. Olena Shmahalo/Quanta MagazineThe two new letters are named P and Z, and fit seamlessly into existing DNA. By: Emily SingerJuly 10, 2015 Comments (14) DNA stores our genetic code in an elegant double helix. But some argue that this elegance is overrated. “DNA as a molecule has many things wrong with it,” said Steven Benner, an organic chemist at the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution in Florida.Nearly 30 years ago, Benner sketched out better versions of both...
  • Hijacker "Given Anthrax Flask By Iraqi Agent"

    10/27/2001 10:27:09 PM PDT · by Fulbright · 30 replies · 821+ views
    London Times ^ | 10/27/01 | Daniel McGrory
    INTELLIGENCE agents from Prague to Swansea are uncovering a trail of clues that point to President Saddam Hussein of Iraq having a hand in al-Qaeda’s terrorist missions. Iraqi ministers have spent the week protesting Baghdad’s innocence to the United Nations, but will not say why some of its diplomats who met Mohammed Atta, one of the suspected September 11 hijackers, disappeared from their European posts after that date. Nor will Baghdad explain why Saddam’s agents were spotted at various times this year with Atta in Germany, Spain, Italy and the Czech Republic. Many in the Pentagon are sure Saddam ...
  • Teacher fired for forcing students to write letters to imprisoned cop killer, Mumia Abu-Jamal

    05/15/2015 9:23:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 05/15/2015 | Victor Medina
    Orange County (New Jersey) school board officials voted Wednesday to terminate the employment of a third grade teacher who had her students write "get well" letters to a convicted cop killer. According to NJ.com, Marilyn Zuniga, a third grade teacher at Forest Street Elementary School in Orange, was suspended last month after she had her students write the letters of encouragement to Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is currently serving a life sentence for killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981. Marilyn Zuniga's employment was terminated as part of a larger personnel restructuring agenda. By including Zuniga's termination in a larger...
  • The JRTN Movement and Iraq’s Next Insurgency

    03/28/2015 4:05:03 PM PDT · by piasa · 4 replies
    Combatting Terrorism Center at West Point ^ | July 1, 2011 | Michael Knights
    The stabilization of Iraq has become wedged on a plateau, beyond which further improvement will be a slow process. According to incident metrics compiled by Olive Group, the average monthly number of insurgent attacks between January and June 2011 was 380.[1] The incident count in January was 376, indicating that incident levels remained roughly stable in the first half of 2011. One reason behind this stability is the ongoing virulence of northern and central Iraqi insurgents operating within Sunni Arab communities. Five predominately Sunni provinces and western Baghdad were responsible for an average of 68.5% of national incidents each month...
  • BOEHNER FACES JUDGEMENT DAY: QUARTER MILLION LETTERS from Livid Americans(truncated)

    12/18/2014 1:31:40 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 48 replies
    overpassesforamerica.com ^ | Dec 18,2014 | Mr Americana
    It took only about 48 hours after the launch of a “Don’t be Yellow: Dump Boehner Now Campaign” to allow constituents to encourage their members of Congress to reject Ohio Rep. John Boehner as speaker for more than 250,000 letters to be ordered on their way. “It appears this campaign will generate millions of letters by the time Boehner reconvenes the House,” said WND CEO Joseph Farah, who started the effort.