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    12/18/2014 1:31:40 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 48 replies ^ | 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.
  • Obama Wrote Secret Letter to Iran’s Khamenei About Fighting Islamic State

    11/06/2014 10:51:17 AM PST · by Dave346 · 24 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 6, 2014 12:34 p.m. ET | Jay Solomon And Carol E. Lee
    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama secretly wrote Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in the middle of last month and described a shared interest in fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, according to people briefed on the correspondence. Mr. Obama stressed to Mr. Khamenei that any cooperation on Islamic State was largely contingent on Iran reaching a comprehensive agreement with global powers on the future of Tehran’s nuclear program by a Nov. 24 diplomatic deadline, the same people say. The October letter marked at least the fourth time Mr. Obama has written Iran’s most powerful political and religious leader since...
  • Source says reported letter from Obama to Ayatollah ‘f***s up everything'

    11/06/2014 7:38:35 PM PST · by Dave346 · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 06, 2014
    <p>President Obama reportedly penned a secret letter to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei last month discussing their shared interest in fighting the Islamic State -- a development one congressional source told Fox News "f***s up everything."</p> <p>The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that, according to people briefed on the letter, Obama wrote to Khamenei in the middle of last month and stressed that any cooperation on dealing with the Islamic State, or ISIS, was tied to Iran striking a deal over its nuclear program. The U.S., Iran and other negotiators are facing a Nov. 24 deadline for such a deal.</p>
  • Belgium Detains Iraqi Man in Toxic Letters Case

    06/05/2003 1:02:10 PM PDT · by Shermy · 17 replies · 208+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 5, 2003
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian prosecutors said on Thursday they had detained a man of Iraqi nationality after a series of letters containing a nerve gas ingredient were sent to the prime minister's office and the U.S. and British embassies. A spokeswoman for the federal prosecutor's office told a news conference the 45-year-old man was arrested late on Wednesday in the western Belgian town of Deinze. Two postal workers were taken to hospital after being exposed to the chemicals in the letters at mail depots. No one else was hurt by the 10 letters sent to a variety of targets, including...
  • THREE STAFF TAKEN ILL (Russia alert - Moscow)

    02/10/2004 2:02:44 PM PST · by gdyniawitawa · 7 replies · 168+ views
    sky news ^ | Last Updated: 17:56 UK, Tuesday February 10, 2004
    THREE STAFF TAKEN ILL Police are checking one of BP's offices in Moscow after three female workers fell ill when they opened a bag of letters. Officers in the Russian capital said the employees "got sore throats, their eyes watered and one of them got red spots on her skin". A police spokesman added: "They packed the letters back in the bag and called emergency workers and chemical experts, who are now studying the letters." Russia's Emergencies Ministry said it had sent experts to BP's oil trading office. It was not clear what caused the employees to feel ill. But...
  • Texas actress first accuses husband, but she's arrested in ricin case

    06/07/2013 6:04:21 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/7/2013 | Michael Martinez. Susan Candiotti and Carol Cratty
    (CNN) -- A Texas actress in a troubled marriage was arrested and charged Friday in connection with ricin-tainted letters that were mailed last month to President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, authorities said. Shannon Richardson, 35, also known as Shannon Rogers and Shannon Guess, initially told the FBI that her husband, Nathaniel, sent the ricin-laced letters, but a polygraph exam found her to be "deceptive" on the matter, court papers said. Investigators found that her computer storage devices contained the text of threatening letters sent to the president, but the couple's computer records show her husband...
  • The Hillary Letters Hillary Clinton, Saul Alinksy correspondence revealed

    09/21/2014 7:28:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 82 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9/21/14 | Alana Goodman
    Previously unpublished correspondence between Hillary Clinton and the late left-wing organizer Saul Alinsky reveal new details about her relationship with the controversial Chicago activist and shed light on her early ideological development. Clinton met with Alinsky several times in 1968 while writing a Wellesley college thesis about his theory of community organizing. Clinton’s relationship with Alinsky, and her support for his philosophy, continued for several years after she entered Yale law school in 1969, two letters obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show. The letters obtained by the Free Beacon are part of the archives for the Industrial Areas Foundation,...
  • 10 Letters to President Obama from Conservative Kids

    03/27/2014 4:26:47 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-27-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • U.S. Museum to Exhibit Bertrand Russell's 'Be Nice to Hitler' Letter

    02/23/2014 11:15:29 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Feb. 20, 2014
    Museum of Tolerance buys British Nobel Prize-winning philosopher's letter in which he said the British should invite Adolf Hitler to dinner rather than fight.The Los-Angeles-based Museum of Tolerance has acquired a 1937 letter written by Bertrand Russell in which the Nobel Prize-winning philosopher says if the Nazi army invades his native England the British should invite Adolf Hitler to dinner rather than fight. The museum, part of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, announced Wednesday that it paid $4,000 for the letter at a London auction last month. "If the Germans succeed in sending an invading army to England we should do...
  • Teens defend ‘fail factory’ high school in error-filled letters

    02/23/2014 5:18:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 83 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/23/14 | Susan Edelman
    These kids should learn write from wrong. Earlier this month, The Post exposed a scheme at Manhattan’s Murry Bergtraum HS for Business Careers in which failing students could get full credit without attending class, but instead watch video lessons and take tests online. One social-studies teacher had a roster of 475 students in all grades and subjects. Red-faced administrators encouraged a student letter-writing campaign to attack The Post and defend its “blended learning” program. Eighteen kids e-mailed to argue that their alma mater got a bad rap. Almost every letter was filled with spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.
  • Dem Rep. Sent Three Threatening Letters to Conservative Activist Using Committee Letterhead (Video)

    02/06/2014 10:20:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/62014 | Jim Hoft
    This afternoon True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht filed an ethics complaint against Rep. Elijah Cummings alleging the Congressmen intimidated her and and her group. Rep. Elijah Cummings on three separate occasions sent letters from the House Oversight and Government Reform, stating that he had concerns and felt it necessary to open an investigation on True the Vote. The Congressman also smeared True the Vote in several cable news interviews in 2012. In the hearing today, Cummings accused True the Vote of racism saying that they were trying to suppress the vote. Catherine Engelbrecht was on with Megyn Kelly tonight:...
  • Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Security Will Be Beefed Up...

    04/21/2013 4:11:43 PM PDT · by Cindy · 44 replies ^ | 10:10AM BST 16 Apr 2013 | By Telegraph Sport, and agencies
    SNIPPET: "Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics security will be beefed up following Boston Marathon explosions, officials say Russian sports officials said they will beef up security at forthcoming sports events and the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games in the wake of deadly explosions at Boston's marathon that killed three people, and injured over 140 others." "Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics security will be beefed up following Boston Marathon explosions, officials say" SNIPPET: "The World Athletics Championship takes place in Moscow on Aug 10-18, and the event is seen as a dress rehearsal for the 2014 Winter Games in the Black Sea resort...
  • Wife gives her husband's new fiancee an incredible Christmas surprise...2 years after she died

    12/21/2013 9:13:54 PM PST · by rawhide · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12-21-13 | By Ashley Collman
    'I love you whoever you are': Wife gives her husband's new fiancee an incredible Christmas surprise with an emotional seal of approval... two years after she DIEDBrenda Schmitz died of ovarian cancer two years ago. She was a wife and mother to four boys One month before her death, she wrote a letter to be sent to a local radio station when her husband fell in love again For the past 20 years KSTZ has been granting listeners wishes, and Schmitz was a fan of holiday program The letter asks for her husband David's new fiancee to be treated to...
  • Obama acknowledges swapping letters with new Iranian president… Details revealed…

    09/15/2013 7:45:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/15/13 | Reza Kahlili
    President Obama acknowledged in an ABC interview Sunday that he has been exchanging letters with Iranian President Hassan Rowhani. Obama told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that he has communicated with Iran’s leaders in “indirect ways.” “Have you reached out personally to the new president?” Stephanopoulos asked. “I have,” Obama replied, “and– and he’s reached out to me. We haven’t spoken– directly. But–” 1 inShare 3 President Obama acknowledged in an ABC interview Sunday that he has been exchanging letters with Iranian President Hassan Rowhani. Obama told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that he has communicated with Iran’s leaders in “indirect ways.” “Have you...
  • IRS higher-ups requested info on conservative groups, letters show (Hussein's revenge?)

    05/28/2013 4:14:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | Lisa Myers, Rich Gardella, Talesha Reynolds
    Additional scrutiny of conservative organizations’ activities by the IRS did not solely originate in the agency’s Cincinnati office, with requests for information coming from other offices and often bearing the signatures of higher-ups at the agency, according to attorneys representing some of the targeted groups. At least one letter requesting information about one of the groups bears the signature of Lois Lerner, the suspended director of the IRS Exempt Organizations department in Washington. Jay Sekulow, an attorney representing 27 conservative political advocacy organizations that applied to the Internal Revenue Service for tax-exempt status, provided some of the letters to NBC...
  • Arrest in Rincin Case: DEMOCRATIC ACTIVIST (+ Low-Grade Elvis Impersonator!) Paul-Kevin Curtis

    04/18/2013 3:40:22 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 27 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 April 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Won't be needing that Lexus in the can, son In news that shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone outside the snake-fascinated Hopenchange cult, the suspect now in FBI custody for sending letters laced with poison to Republican  Sen Roger Wicker (+ Richard Shelby/Obama) has been named as one 'Paul-Kevin Curtis' (why do psychopaths always use three names?), a Democratic activist and budget rock/country star impersonator, among other things. Seems the 45-y.o. Mississippi resident (when he's not busy with terrorist acts) has been performing a schlock act out of Tupelo, MS called 'Tribute to the Stars' while also claiming to be a...
  • Letters reveal friendship between Presidents Clinton and Nixon

    02/14/2013 8:30:18 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 27 replies
    CBS ^ | February 14, 2013
    (CBS News) Just weeks after the 100th anniversary of President Richard Nixon's birth, a new exhibit at his presidential library is raising eyebrows. It contains newly declassified documents that reveal Nixon's correspondence with President Bill Clinton, and a surprisingly warm relationship between the two. The correspondence includes a personal, handwritten letter from Nixon congratulating Clinton on surviving a tough primary and general election to win the White House. That letter was the beginning of an unlikely union between the former Republican president and the newly elected Democratic chief executive.
  • Inside Osama Bin Laden's Letters: Assassinate Obama, Promote The 'Utterly Unprepared' Biden

    05/03/2012 7:09:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/03/2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    Daily Mail The U.S. Army's Combating Terrorism Center posted an explosive report early this morning that contains what are the last letters Osama bin Laden wrote before the raid that killed him a year ago.  The biggest bombshell is this: He wanted to target planes that Barack Obama and Gen. David Petraeus to promote the "utterly unprepared" Joe Biden to the office of presidency.From the letter bin Laden authored, the mission was of "anticipating and spotting the visits of Obama or Petraeus to Afghanistan or Pakistan to target the aircraft of either one of them." They are not to target...
  • Mooch Spews Major BS: “Every Night In The White House I See Barack Up Late Poring Over Your

    03/28/2012 11:43:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 3/28/12 | zip
    You think the Obamabots are dumb enough to believe this? I say, yes. From: Michelle Obama ( Subject: Up late Date: March 28, 2012 1:06:18 PM EDT Drew – Every night in the White House, I see Barack up late poring over briefings, reading your letters, and writing notes to people he’s met. He’s doing that for you — working hard every day to make sure we can finish what we all started together. This week, I need you to have his back.
  • Seized Laptop Shows Chavez-Rebel Ties

    03/05/2008 1:24:41 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 24 replies · 578+ views
    AP via brietbart ^ | Mar 5, 2008 | FRANK BAJAK
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - A single laptop can reveal much, and so it is with the digital treasure chest that Colombian commandos found in the jungle quarters of slain rebel leader Raul Reyes. Files in the computer seized in Saturday's raid into Ecuador that claimed the lives of Reyes and 23 of his comrades offer an intimate portrait of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's desire to undermine Colombia's U.S.-allied government. If authentic, the documents show that sympathies Chavez first aired publicly in January grew out of a relationship that dates back more than a decade. But Chavez is not one of...
  • Obama And FARC

    03/08/2008 12:06:38 AM PST · by yoe · 1 replies · 442+ views
    IBD ^ | March 7, 2008 | Editor
    Terrorism: The March 1 death strike by the Colombian army against FARC warlord Raul Reyes broke open a trove of contacts in his computer. So why did the name of Barack Obama turn up there?Admittedly, it pales compared with other material from the dead thug's computer — such as FARC efforts to obtain uranium or Hugo Chavez's $300 million support. But the little Obama reference within the 15 FARC letters released by the Colombian government signals a disturbing pattern of contacts with rogue actors. It's not the first time, and Obama has yet to distance himself. In a Feb. 28...
  • Letters to Obama from Americans becoming a book

    02/15/2011 2:29:26 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    Letters to Obama from Americans becoming a book 3:23pm EST WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama may have inadvertently stolen an author's thunder on Tuesday when he told the country that someone is working on a book about the 10 letters from regular Americans that he reads every night. Obama has been receiving a folder full of the letters every day of his presidency, chosen from the thousands that the White House Correspondence Office receives every day. The letters reflect the viewpoints from Americans concerned enough about various issues -- or problems in their own lives -- that they take...
  • 13 letters with white substance sent to metro businesses (MN)

    01/07/2011 3:57:22 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 1 replies ^ | 1/7/11 | Vince Tuss
    The FBI is investigating 13 threatening letters with a white powder and sent to Twin Cities stores. The letters went to eight Home Depots around the metro area and five Renewal By Andersen businesses, the FBI said in a statement released late Friday. The substance in 12 letters, analyzed by the Minnesota Department of Health, has been identified as sodium bicarbonate, or baking soda, and is not dangerous, according to the FBI. The last letter won't be analyzed until early next week. The first letter was received Dec. 31 and the last on Thursday, according to the FBI. The return...
  • Denis Dutton, RIP (Arts & Letters Daily Editor)

    12/30/2010 5:14:02 PM PST · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 7 replies · 59+ views ^ | December 29, 2010 | Stephen Metcalf
    Arts & Letters' founder/editor/curator was Denis Dutton, who died on Tuesday from cancer at the age of 66. He was the scion of the Dutton publishing family, a Californian who had moved to New Zealand to be a professor of philosophy and aesthetics at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch.* I traded e-mails with Denis, then joined him for lunch when he next passed through Manhattan. He was unlike anyone I'd ever met. Denis was a very sly, very funny, supereducated, and widely allusive lunch companion. . . . . . Still, it was not tough to discern, even if...
  • Romeo Romeo? Juliet inspires letters from the lovesick

    05/23/2010 11:12:45 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 7 replies · 466+ views
    BBC News ^ | May 23rd, 2010 | Staff writer
    Inspired by the love story Romeo and Juliet, people actually write to 'Juliet', asking for advice on their love lives. The letters have now inspired a Hollywood film. Duncan Kennedy went to Verona to see how the Italian city responds to these pleas for help.
  • Grand Jury Indicts Two Men for Mailing Hoax Anthrax Letters

    04/29/2010 2:54:55 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 182+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Grand Jury Indicts Two Men for Mailing Hoax Anthrax Letters BIRMINGHAM—A federal grand jury today indicted two men in connection with a series of hoax anthrax letters that were mailed in Alabama this month and in March, U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, U.S. Postal Inspector Frank Dyer and Federal Protective Service Threat Management Branch Chief Curtis Huston announced. The first 15 counts of the 24-count indictment charge CLIFTON LAMAR “CLIFF” DODD, 38, of Lincoln, with mailing 15 hoax letters between March 6 and April 5 that contained a threat in the form of...
  • Letter Writing Campaign For Phoebe

    04/12/2010 6:08:54 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 7 replies · 268+ views
    Mind Of Niuhuru | April 12 2010 | Niuhuru
    Why don't we start a letter writing campaign to the court to encourage them to give solid, real sentences to these monsters and not give them a slap on the wrist? By doing that we'll ensure that justice is done.
  • 2010 Pulitzer Prize winners announced (my title)

    04/12/2010 12:32:54 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 41 replies · 1,827+ views ^ | 4/12/'10 | Zionist Conspirator
    Click on the link to see the list of winners. No surprises (WaPo won a bag full as usual), though Hank Williams received a posthumous citation.
  • For a look outside presidential bubble, Obama reads 10 personal letters each day

    03/31/2010 3:28:00 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 30 replies · 858+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | March 31, 2010 | Eli Saslow
    The black binder arrived at the White House residence just before 8 p.m., and President Obama took it upstairs to begin his nightly reading. The briefing book was dated Jan. 8, 2010, but it looked like the same package delivered every night, with printouts of speeches, policy recommendations and scheduling notes. Near the back was a purple folder, which Obama often flips to first. "MEMORANDUM TO THE PRESIDENT," read a sheet clipped to the folder. "Per your request, we have attached 10 pieces of unvetted correspondence addressed to you." Inside, Obama found crinkled notebook pages, smudged ink, cursive handwriting and...
  • Letters to the Editor

    03/29/2010 10:23:10 AM PDT · by msrngtp2002 · 10 replies · 867+ views
    Times Observer ^ | 3/29/2010 | Pete Westover
    I‘m glad national health finally passed...
  • Somalis Leaving U.S. for Jihad

    12/12/2008 3:57:22 AM PST · by Cindy · 157 replies · 3,859+ views
    PAJAMAS MEDIA via FRONTPAGE ^ | December 12, 2008 | Patrick Poole
    Pajamas Media | Friday, December 12, 2008 The funeral for Shirwa Ahmed last week in Burnsville, Minnesota, punctuated a growing national security threat metastasizing inside the U.S. — one Homeland Security and law enforcement authorities have quickly taken note of. Ahmed, who killed himself in a suicide bombing attack in Somalia in October, is just one of up to 40 men from the Twin Cities area who have disappeared and are feared to have returned to their homeland for training with the al-Shabaab terrorist group to wage jihad. The FBI is investigating similar disappearances in other major Somali communities in...
  • Another type of socialized medicine

    03/21/2010 9:02:49 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 10 replies · 313+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 3-21-10 | Socialist Steve
    The effort by Republicans to sue the government for requiring everyone to have health insurance is based on flawed logic. The sponsor of the bill claims that requiring citizens to carry health insurance is like forcing everyone to buy a car. This comparison is false based on how each decision affects other people. If I choose not to have an automobile, that decision affects only me and my immediate family members. However, if I choose not to buy health insurance, and I have a serious illness or injury, guess who pays when I show up at the emergency room —...
  • VIDEO: Obama: Half The Letters I Receive Call Me An "Idiot"

    03/10/2010 6:18:09 PM PST · by ianschwartz · 38 replies · 963+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 10, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    "I will tell you, that my staff is very even-handed, because about half of these letters call me an idiot!"
  • Obama has suspicious number of letter-writing fans named 'Ellie Light'

    01/23/2010 5:24:45 PM PST · by Enchante · 49 replies · 2,708+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | January 22, 2010 | Sabrina Eaton
    Ellie Light sure gets around. In recent weeks, Light has published virtually identical “Letters to the Editor” in support of President Barack Obama in more than a dozen newspapers.Every letter claimed a different residence for Light that happened to be in the newspaper’s circulation area.
  • This Day In History January 16,1776 John Hancock letter to George Washington

    01/16/2010 4:48:14 PM PST · by mdittmar · 12 replies · 398+ views
    various | January 16,2010 | John Hancock
    Jany. 16 [1776] Your letters of the 25 and 30 of December & 4th of January have been duly received and laid before Congress.By the enclosed resolutions you will perceive that the Congress, in providing for the defence of Canada, have directed that two batallions be formed out of the troops now serving there. This they did in testimony of their approbation of the services of those brave men, apprehending at the same time, that it would be agreeable both to the officers and men to have the honor of defending a country which their valour had rescued from slavery....
  • Thomas Jefferson - Letter of July 12, 1816

    01/08/2010 6:22:18 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 26 replies · 917+ views
    I recommend you read the entire letter -- about five pages -- at its source. I am not among those who fear the people. They, and not the rich, are our dependence for continued freedom. And to preserve their independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts, as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our...
  • George Washington letter smashes auction record

    12/05/2009 3:46:33 PM PST · by FromLori · 49 replies · 1,684+ views
    BBC ^ | 12/5/09
    A letter written by the first US President, George Washington, has sold at auction for $3.2m (£1.9m). The sale, at Christie's in New York, was a record for a letter written by Washington. The four-page letter was written in 1787 to the president's nephew, Bushrod Washington, and urges adoption of the country's new constitution. A partially written poem by Edgar Allan Poe sold for $830,500 - a record for a 19th Century literary manuscript. 'Power of the people' Christie's said the Washington letter had been owned by descendants of Bushrod Washington for more than 100 years. The buyer was not...
  • 1787 Washington letter sells for $3.2 million

    12/05/2009 3:32:35 PM PST · by BGHater · 18 replies · 671+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 04 Dec 2009 | Michael E. Ruane
    An impassioned letter penned by George Washington in 1787 about the strengths of the newly written U.S. Constitution was sold at auction in New York on Friday for a record price of $3.2 million. Christie's had estimated that the letter, written from Mount Vernon, could fetch up to $2.5 million at auction, but some experts doubted it would bring that much in the poor economy. The previous auction record for a Washington document was set in 2002, when one of his military reports fetched $834,500, the auction house said. The letter's "hammer" price Friday was $2.8 million, but the buyer's...
  • Postal Service to resume North Pole Santa letters

    11/21/2009 3:15:49 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 26 replies · 1,592+ views
    hosted ^ | Nov 21 | RACHEL D'ORO
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Wide-eyed children around the world will be hearing from Santa's "elves" at the North Pole after all. During Christmas seasons for decades, these dedicated elves responded to thousands of letters addressed to "Santa Claus, North Pole." All that was ending with a U.S. Postal Service decision to discontinue the program based in the small Alaskan town amid privacy concerns. The elves from Santa's Mailbag vowed to fight the decision, while North Pole residents voiced outrage. A reversal of the Postal Service move was announced Friday. "We never wanted to spoil people's Christmas," said agency spokesman Ernie...
  • Santa Silenced (Letters to Santa Program canceled by US Government -- Mayor Outraged)

    11/20/2009 7:20:14 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies · 949+ views
    WSAV TV ^ | 11/20/2009
    The mayor of North Pole, Alaska is calling a recent postal service decision an assault on Christmas. For years, the U.S. Postal Service has delivered thousands of letters to Santa Claus in North Pole, Alaska. Now, in the interest of efficiency and security, the post office has changed its policy. It will no longer deliver letters to Santa here, and requests for a North Pole postmark will be filled through its Anchorage office. The decision has angered many residents, most notably the owner of the area’s primary attraction, the Santa Claus house.
  • No more letters from North Pole? Ho ho oh no!

    11/19/2009 12:51:41 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 12 replies · 754+ views
    PMSnbc ^ | 11-19-09 | ap
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Starry-eyed children writing letters to the jolly man at the North Pole this holiday season likely won't get a response from Santa Claus or his helpers. The U.S. Postal Service is dropping a popular national program begun in 1954 in the small Alaska town of North Pole, where volunteers open and respond to thousands of letters addressed to Santa each year. Replies come with North Pole postmarks. Last year, a postal worker in Maryland recognized an Operation Santa volunteer there as a registered sex offender.
  • 6-year-old girl’s notes to family live on after her

    10/29/2009 1:22:10 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 18 replies · 991+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Oct. 28, 2009 | By Mike Celizic
    To say that “Notes Left Behind” is a book about a 6-year-old girl who died is accurate, but woefully inadequate. By filling her family’s house with hidden messages of love and hope, Elena Desserich continues to celebrate life long after she succumbed to pediatric brain cancer.
  • Australia: Islamic cleric harasses families of soldiers killed in Afghanistan with...

    10/23/2009 1:52:09 AM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies · 1,211+ views
    (AAP) via JIHAD ^ | October 22, 2009 3:43 PM | Posted by Robert
    "Australia: Islamic cleric harasses families of soldiers killed in Afghanistan with haranguing phone calls and letters" SNIPPET: "Mr Sher's father Felix received a phone call and letters, allegedly from self-styled Muslim cleric Sheikh Haron, just before his son's funeral." SNIPPET: "Other Australian families of men killed in Afghanistan have allegedly received similar letters in the past two years. On Tuesday Sheikh Haron was charged with seven counts of "using a postal service or similar service to menace, harass, or cause offence". He was granted bail to appear in court on November 10. [...]"
  • Vincent Van Gogh's letters

    10/07/2009 5:22:38 PM PDT · by Dysart · 17 replies · 601+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 10-06-09
    902 surviving letters by Vincent van Gogh are to be published for the first time this week. Mostly written to the artist's brother Theo, the letters offer personal insights which give lie to the idea that van Gogh was a "reckless and unreflective genius". * ABOVE: letter by Vincent van Gogh to his brother Theo, Arles, c. 21 November 1888 Translated extract from the letter: "What you write about the Dutchmen interests me greatly. I hope one day to get to know both of them personally. How old are they? I dare to believe that in the final reckoning they’ll...
  • What did Thomas Jefferson write to William Wilberforce about?

    10/03/2009 9:47:01 PM PDT · by ExGeeEye · 8 replies · 1,059+ views
    "Amazing Grace", film | me
    This is a Vanity. If it shows up in the wrong place, would some kindly soul remove it to a better place. I have recently seen the movie "Amazing Grace", with Ioan Gruffudd, about William Wilberforce and his efforts to end British participation in the slave trade. At one point, his friend, PM Pitt, tells him that one of the reasons he's having trouble is that it is rumored that WW was corresponding with Thomas Jefferson. Is it true? Does anyone know what they were writing about? Jefferson had slaves, and WW was against it.
  • Sen Grassley's Letter to FCC About Concerns About Mark Lloyd [Fairness Doctrine]

    09/07/2009 11:14:10 AM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 38 replies · 2,417+ views ^ | 09/07/09 | Sen Grassley
    PDF so I can't cut/paste. Grassley letter to Chairman of FCC about problems with Mark Lloyd. Now's the time to take out another czar.

    08/28/2009 2:53:48 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 40 replies · 3,135+ views
    FR archives ^ | 14.05. 1983 | Comrade Y.V. Andropov
    Sweetness and Light is forbidden, where they have the complete text of the letter, so, here's a repost from 2006. Text of KGB Letter on Senator Ted Kennedy Special Importance Committee on State Security of the USSR 14.05.1983 No. 1029 Ch/OV Moscow Regarding Senator Kennedy’s request to the General Secretary of the Communist Party Comrade Y.V. Andropov Comrade Y.V. Andropov On 9-10 May of this year, Senator Edward Kennedy’s close friend and trusted confidant J. Tunney was in Moscow. The senator charged Tunney to convey the following message, through confidential contacts, to the General Secretary of the Central Committee of...
  • Wow: Black cop in Gates arrest sends letter to Obama about being called an “Uncle Tom”;

    07/30/2009 6:43:27 PM PDT · by maccaca · 43 replies · 1,882+ views
    A black sergeant who was at the home of Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. when he was arrested says he’s been maligned as an “Uncle Tom” for supporting the actions of the white arresting officer. Cambridge Sgt. Leon Lashley gave a letter to Sgt. James Crowley to give to President Barack Obama during their so-called beer summit with Gates on Thursday night at the White House. In the letter, which was also sent to CNN, Lashley says Gates “may have caused grave and potentially irreparable harm to the struggle for racial harmony.”
  • House Dems Carry Islamists' Water

    07/29/2009 2:11:54 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 1,256+ views
    INVESTIGATIVE - IPT News ^ | July 28, 2009 | Steven Emerson
    Seven House Democrats have written Attorney General Eric Holder invoking a list of grievances from radical Islamist groups and asking that Holder meet with representatives from those groups to hear their concerns, the Investigative Project on Terrorism has learned. The grievances include the use of convicted felons as informants in mosques, alleged religious profiling of Somali Muslims in Minnesota and elsewhere and allegations that the FBI is working with foreign governments to question American citizens who are terror suspects. In the letter, the representatives said: "These concerns raise legitimate questions about due process, justice, and equal treatment under the law....
  • North Korea Tests Chemical and Biological Weapons on Children, Prisoners

    07/25/2009 10:00:17 PM PDT · by Flavius · 10 replies · 318+ views
    poligazette ^ | By: Michael van der Galien | July 24th, 2009 |
    Im was an officer in one of North Korea’s elite special forces. He fought for his government, even though it oppressed his people on a scale seldom seen before. Im’s superior had a 12-year old mentally challenged daughter. She was a good girl, but not very intelligent. She needed a lot of attention from her parents; a mother and a father she loved very much. There is no room for the mentally challenged in Kim Jong-Il’s North Korea, however. Im’s superior was told to hand his daughter over to the government. Because the officer knew what happens to such children...