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  • Judicial Watch: Obama NSC Advisor Susan Rice’s Unmasking Material is at Obama Library

    06/19/2017 4:50:08 PM PDT · by GregNH · 85 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 06/19/2017 | UNKNOWN
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that the National Security Council (NSC) on May 23, 2017, informed it by letter that the materials regarding the unmasking by Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice of “the identities of any U.S. citizens associated with the Trump presidential campaign or transition team” have been removed to the Obama Library. The NSC will not fulfill an April 4 Judicial Watch request for records regarding information relating to people “who were identified pursuant to intelligence collection activities.” The agency also informed Judicial Watch that it would not turn over communications with any Intelligence Community...
  • Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library is opening in New York, courtesy of 'The Daily Show'

    06/16/2017 5:30:20 AM PDT · by bgill · 2 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 13, 2017 | Michael Schaub
    "I know words. I have the best words,” Donald Trump famously declared in 2015, when he was still a long-shot presidential candidate. Now, thanks to Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," those words will be on display at the new Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library. As befitting a form limited to 140 characters, the library will exist only for a weekend. The pop-up library in Manhattan will open Friday and close Sunday, Deadline reports. But according to the show, it’s not the form, but the content: "The library will be so tremendous that the public is going to get tired...
  • Turkey: Historic Armenian Church in Kayseri to be Turned into a Library

    03/07/2017 12:54:16 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    Armenian Weekly ^ | March 6, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    The Turkish newspaper Hurriyet recently reported that the historic Surp Asdvadzadzin (Mother Mary/Meryem Ana) Armenian church in the city of Kayseri will be turned into a library and “book café.” According to the report, the project has a budget of six-million Turkish liras.The exterior of the Surp Asdvadzadzin Armenian church in Kayseri “The church became deserted years ago as there was no longer an Armenian congregation,” according to Hurriyet. The church was then used as an exhibition center, a municipal police station, and a sports center.The 2015 Human Rights Violations Report by Turkey’s Association of Protestant Churches stated: “The Istanbul...
  • Long Overdue: Why Public Libraries are Finally Eliminating the Late-Return Jine.

    03/06/2017 8:32:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Slate ^ | February 2017 | Ruth Graham
    In 1906, a reporter for the Detroit Free Press described a scene that had become all too common at the city’s public libraries. A child hands an overdue book to a stern librarian perched behind a desk, and with a “sinister expression,” the librarian demands payment of a late fine. In some cases, the child grumbles and pays the penny or two. But in others—often at the city’s smaller, poorer library branches—the offender cannot pay, and his borrowing privileges are revoked. “Scarcely a day passes but it does not leave its record of tears and sighs and vain regrets in...
  • Swedish Library Bans Factual Book on Immigration, Says Contents are ‘Contrary to Human Rights’

    02/21/2017 8:54:13 AM PST · by davikkm · 18 replies
    breitbart ^ | VIRGINIA HALE
    A library in Sweden’s capital is refusing to stock Kurdish economist Tino Sanandaji’s “sincere and evidence-driven analysis” of the country’s immigration policy because the book ‘supports racism’. An examination into the results of mass migration to Sweden over recent decades, ‘Mass Challenge’ was topping Sweden’s book charts within days of its release earlier this month. Sanandaji’s analysis of the nation’s large-scale importation of people from the third world, the resulting social problems and the effects on Sweden’s economy, is based on facts sourced from Statistics Sweden, the National Crime Prevention Council, the National Board of Health and other mainstream and...
  • Veterans’ group Chicago suspects being ‘muscled’ by city out of facility near proposed Obama library

    12/06/2016 1:25:38 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 15, 2016 | Joseph Weber
    Veterans’ group in Chicago suspects being ‘muscled’ by city out of facility near proposed Obama library By Joseph Weber Published May 15, 2016 FoxNews.com A charity group that helps homeless military veterans on Chicago’s South Side says the city is trying to take control of the meager facility to make way for the restaurants, shops and other commercial venues that would complement the proposed Obama presidential library and museum. Group leaders said the RTW Veterans Center is the last privately-owned property on a stretch of S. King Boulevard near the proposed Washington Park site for the Barack Obama Presidential Center...
  • KARK 4: shooting at Clinton Library parking lot

    10/31/2016 6:37:11 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 80 replies
    KARK ^ | 10/31/16 | KARK
    #BREAKING: LRPD has confirmed they're working a shooting call in the Clinton Library parking lot. We have a crew on the way. Details to come...
  • More details released in North Austin library kidnapping arrest (TX)

    09/26/2016 4:45:01 PM PDT · by bgill · 7 replies
    keyetv.com ^ | Sept. 25, 2016 | CBS Austin
    A witness told police she heard screaming coming from the restroom and ran in to see what was wrong. The witness pulled on the first stall door, but it was locked. Through the crack of the door the witness saw Powell with his hand over the mouth of an 8-year-old female child, who was trying to get away. The witness screamed at Powell to let the child go but he would not, the affidavit says.
  • Browse free or die? New Hampshire library is at privacy fore[Tor]

    08/21/2016 7:58:03 PM PDT · by Theoria · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 26 June 2016 | Lynne Tuohy
    A small library in New Hampshire sits at the forefront of global efforts to promote privacy and fight government surveillance — to the consternation of law enforcement. The Kilton Public Library in Lebanon, a city of 13,000, last year became the nation's first library to use Tor, software that masks the location and identity of internet users, in a pilot project initiated by the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Library Freedom Project. Users the world over can — and do — have their searches randomly routed through the library. Computers that have Tor loaded on them bounce internet searches through a random pathway,...
  • What’s the oldest continuously operating library in the world? St. Catherine’s Monastery of Sinai

    07/13/2016 1:25:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Aletelial ^ | July 12, 2016 | Daniel Esparza
    Considered one of the oldest Christian monasteries in the world still in operation, the Monastery of Saint Catherine in Sinai is home to more than two centuries of history — and more than that of legend. Tradition claims, for example, that the main altar of the monastery is built on the spot where the Burning Bush first addressed Moses. But the monastery, declared a world heritage site by UNESCO, also holds other seats of honor. For example, it accommodates the oldest continuously operating active library in the world.From the day it was founded in the sixth century (between 548 and...
  • The Vatican Digital Library is Now Online. Here’s What You Need to Know

    07/11/2016 1:39:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    Epic Pew ^ | SHAUN MCAFEE
    First, some historyThe Vatican Library was established in 1475 and is one of the oldest libraries in the world, and also one of the biggest and most safely guarded. Currently, Vatican Library holds about 75000 codices, 85000 incunabula and about 1.1 million books. Apart from all these, there are around 400000 coins and medals, millions of  photographs, prints, drawings. The library stores a large collection starting from the pre-Christian era to the present day collection. Vatican Library  is a huge collection, consisting of many languages from the west to the east, and has added Mathematics, Science, Social Science and other important subjects. What it...
  • Unearthed: The Humble Origins Of World Diplomacy (Hittites)

    01/18/2003 2:51:58 PM PST · by blam · 41 replies · 847+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 1-19-2003 | David Keys
    Unearthed: the humble origins of world diplomacy By David Keys, Archaeology Correspondent 19 January 2003 Archaeologists have discovered evidence of an invasion of the Middle East by one of the world's first superpowers, which destroyed much of the region 33 centuries ago. Under the ruins of a 3,800-year-old royal palace in western Syria they have found part of an ancient diplomatic and administrative library, the most important archaeological discovery of its kind for more than 20 years. Accounts on clay tablets describe the region's conquest by one of the Bronze Age's superpowers, the Hittite Empire, in 1340BC. This helped to...
  • HOW STUPID ARE THESE TWO?... Married Architects Tapped to Design Obama Library and Museum

    07/01/2016 4:45:17 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 25 replies
    http://giveusliberty1776.blogspot.com/ ^ | 7/1/16 | giveusliberty1776
    The Obama Foundation has selected renowned husband-and-wife architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien to design the $500 million Obama Presidential Center in Chicago. COMMENT: Can you believe these fools said the following: "It is a joy, an honor, and a responsibility to create a place that reflects the optimism and integrity of the President and the First Lady." COMMENT: It looks like that will be an impossible challenge. The two grifters in the white house have ZERO integrity.
  • Man dressed as woman gropes girl at Mentor library, police say (video)

    06/11/2016 10:23:44 AM PDT · by Morgana · 47 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | June 10, 2016 | Chanda Neely, cleveland.com
    MENTOR, Ohio — A man dressed as a woman groped a teenage girl at the Mentor Public Library. Police are still looking for the man involved in the May 29 incident, Mentor police Lt. Dan Molnar said Friday. The girl was not physically harmed. Surveillance cameras captured the man entering the library in the 8200 block of Mentor Avenue at 11:30 a.m. dressed in a black dress, wig and high heels. The man struck up a conversation with the 14-year-old girl, police said. The two joked about the man's attire before he touched the teen inappropriately, according to police reports.
  • No Punishment for Black Lives Matter Protesters Harrassing Dartmouth Students

    05/31/2016 5:01:55 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 31, 2016
    Dartmouth University’s Alumni Relations department has concluded that no student will be punished for the Black Lives Matter incident last year, where activists stormed a library on campus and hurled racial abuse at students. In November it was reported that a 150-person strong group of BLM protesters stormed the campus study space, screaming racially motivated chants such as, “F*** you, you filthy white f***s!”, “F*** you and your comfort!”, and “F*** you, you racist s***s!” One girl was even reported to have been pinned by protesters against a wall, who allegedly shouted “filthy white bitch” in her face. Vice Provost...
  • Bible Ranks No. 6 on List of Top 10 Most Challenged Books by American Library Association

    04/12/2016 3:13:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/12/2016 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The American Library Association has revealed that the Bible is among the books most often challenged and called to be banned in libraries. "You have people who feel that if a school library buys a copy of the Bible, it's a violation of church and state," said James LaRue, who directs the Office for Intellectual Freedom for the American Library Association, according to The Associated Press. "And sometimes there's a retaliatory action, where a religious group has objected to a book and a parent might respond by objecting to the Bible." Guidelines for the Office for Intellectual Freedom have clarified...
  • OverDrive Big Library Read for March: American Sniper by Chris Kyle

    03/18/2016 2:21:20 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 5 replies
    OverDrive The Big Library Read ^ | 3/17/2016 | OverDrive
    AMERICAN SNIPER SELECTED FOR BIG LIBRARY READ, THE WORLD’S LARGEST LIBRARY BOOK CLUB Memoir of U.S. Navy Seal, Chris Kyle, will be available as free eBook and audiobook plus a podcast interview with his widow CLEVELAND— March 17, 2016 – For a two week period, American Sniper will be available for millions of readers worldwide in the largest digital book club through libraries. Big Library Read, facilitated by OverDrive, is a program that connects readers around the world with the same eBook and audiobook at the same time. There will be no waitlists for this popular book. Starting March 17,...
  • THE MOST PRECIOUS CARGO FOR LIGHTHOUSES ACROSS AMERICA: A TRAVELING LIBRARY

    02/22/2016 1:43:06 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | February 22, 2016 | NATALIE ZARRELLI
    A postcard showing Gay Head Lighthouse, Martha's Vineyard. (Photo: Boston Public Library/flickr)From the vantage point of a 19th century lighthouse, a small, slow ship would appear every few months on the horizon. A woman, her husband and their children might look out at the glistening sea in anticipation from their tower: the shipment was finally here. They'd haul supplies from the boat; cleaning rags, paint, milk, and possibly the most awaited item: a thick wooden carrying case with brass hinges, filled with books.Portable lighthouse libraries, distributed across the United States in the 19th century, were a common but important part...
  • Keeping Government Entities on Track

    11/05/2015 11:25:55 AM PST · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/4/2015 | Anne Schieber
    With the right tools and the right people, sound government can be an achievable goal. Consider the case of the Traverse Area District Library. About 10 years ago, during the housing boom, the library was flush with cash. That sounds like a desirable problem, but it was not. “You get mission creep. It was no longer about books,” said resident George Galic, a retired business consultant who was so alarmed by the spending that he sought and received an appointment on the library board. For example, the library was considering a 10-year lease on a building to create a studio...
  • Gilroy Police Looking for Man Who Tore Up 40 Library Books

    09/18/2015 4:04:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Sep 17, 2015
    Gilroy police released surveillance images on Thursday of a man they tore up about 40 library books, causing more than $1,000 in damage. Authorities posted the images to Facebook. Police say the man they’re looking for damaged dozens of books at the Gilroy Library on West 6th Street. Authorities didn’t specify which titles were damaged. Anyone who has seen the man or can help identify him is encouraged to contact the Gilroy Police Department.