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  • 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 Ladens 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 Steinles 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 Franciscos 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 victims 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-Qaedas terrorist missions. Iraqi ministers have spent the week protesting Baghdads 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 Saddams 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 Iraqs 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 Dont 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 Irans Khamenei About Fighting Islamic State

    11/06/2014 10:51:17 AM PST · by Dave346 · 25 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 6, 2014 12:34 p.m. ET | Jay Solomon And Carol E. Lee
    WASHINGTONPresident Barack Obama secretly wrote Irans 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 Tehrans 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 Irans 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 · 34 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. Clintons 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 Manhattans 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
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | 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 ABCs George Stephanopoulos that he has communicated with Irans leaders in indirect ways. Have you reached out personally to the new president? Stephanopoulos asked. I have, Obama replied, and and hes reached out to me. We havent 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 ABCs George Stephanopoulos that he has communicated with Irans 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 agencys 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 asurpriseto 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 usethree 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. DavidPetraeus 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 (info@barackobama.com) 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 hes met. Hes 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
    StarTribune.com ^ | 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
    slate.com ^ | 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 BIRMINGHAMA 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
    Pulitzer.org ^ | 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
    Im 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 MAGAZINE.com ^ | 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 newspapers 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...