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  • Girl Traces US Presidents' Family Tree, All Related But One

    04/02/2011 5:17:39 PM PDT · by Germanicus Cretorian · 101 replies · 1+ views ^ | Aug 2 2010 | Carrie Hodgin
    Paso Robles, CA -- Their political party lines maybe different but one thing United States presidents could share is their family line. A young girl in California has put together a Presidential Family Tree. Twelve-year-old BridgeAnne d'Avignon found that all the presidents but one are related to King John of England through a common ancestor. "They are all cousins and all grandsons of John Lackland," BridgeAnne told KCOY News. The girl searched more than a half million names for months. She started with George Washington, then traced both the male and female family lines to make the connection. KCOY reports...
  • Who polluted Robin Hood?

    11/23/2014 10:50:37 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 32 replies
    Robin Hood was not a jacobin nor a socialist, robbing from the rich and giving to the poor. But here, I will highlight where he was transformed into one. The title of the book is: "Robin Hood: A Collection of All the Ancient Poems, Songs, and Ballads, Now Extant Relative to that Celebrated English Outlaw ; to which are Prefixed Historical Anecdotes of His Life", authored by Joseph Ritson, who was sympathetic to Jacobinism. This book was first printed in 1795. This book is a collection of his works, which means that he was spreading this filth around in who...
  • Blind luck helps archer make one-in-a-million Robin Hood shot[Blind Archer]

    03/29/2008 4:12:30 PM PDT · by BGHater · 25 replies · 1,452+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 27 Mar 2008 | Telegraph
    An archer has achieved a one-in-a-million feat of marksmanship after splitting one arrow with another. What makes the shot even more remarkable is that Tilly Trotter is blind. The 74-year-old grandmother pulled off the shot, known among archers as a "Robin Hood", at a practice session of the Wellington Bowmen in Somerset. Mrs Trotter, who has been an archer for two years at the invitation of granddaughter Charlotte, said: "The second arrow made such a noise going into the back of previous arrow I thought I had hit the ceiling or done some expensive damage. "Then I heard people jumping...
  • Brown’s overhaul of California school finances sparks infighting over details (redistribution)

    12/08/2013 5:24:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 8, 2013 | Dan Walters
    <p>Gov. Jerry Brown’s landmark overhaul of public schools’ finances was aimed at their most vexing issue – chronically low academic achievements among poor or “English-learner” students.</p> <p>Not only would more money be spent – billions more, in fact, thanks to a tax increase – but state aid would be “weighted” toward districts with large numbers of targeted kids.</p>
  • City sues ‘Robin Hood’ group over parking meter payments

    05/14/2013 8:27:28 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 58 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 14MAY2013 | Mike Krumboltz
    The city of Keene, New Hampshire, is suing a group of do-gooders for allegedly topping off parking meters of strangers. The group, which calls itself "Robin Hood and his Merry Men," likes to leave notes on the windshields of cars that are in danger of getting a ticket due to an expired meter, according to the Union Leader.
  • Anonymous gives Philadelphia the middle finger

    09/24/2012 4:36:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/24/2012 | Josh Peterson
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania recently caught the attention of the hacktivist collective Anonymous when the city government targeted a businessman’s attempt to clean up downtown trash. The city owns a vacant lot overrun with weeds and debris, adjacent to Ori Feibush’s coffeeshop. After years of battling with the city over the eyesore, Feibush took it upon himself to clean it up. He spent at least $20,000 of his own money to remove 40 tons of trash and renovate the property — a project Anonymous claims would have cost Philadelphia taxpayers $1.5 million. The city is threatening Feibush with legal action for trespassing...
  • If A Quake Doesn't Sink Hollywood, We Will

    07/13/2012 12:34:13 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 22 replies Blog ^ | July 1st, 2012 | PsykoPundit
    Hollywood won't remake The Fountainhead. They'll remake Robin Hood over again until the message sinks in. This is the problem. Liberal patriarchs allocating their resources. Monopolizing a medium. Unworthy of continued existence. Let's end the business. No more talk of revolutionizing it. We don't need them anymore. Our dollars only strengthen them. We're all nuts. We must be. For thinking that they have an agenda. Every message, every virtue, every scene – meant to indoctrinate and to normalize an idea into the status quo. Like ironing wrinkles in, not out. The cloth of our minds, stained. Any doubt about Hollywood's...
  • A Good Story Never Told

    06/22/2012 7:34:20 PM PDT · by Mackaywarrior · 4 replies
    6-22-12 | Self
    It is the way of Mankind to pass stories along through generations to teach future generations important lessons and morals that must never be forgotten. Although the story may change from time to time, the lesson does not change. However, what if people used the popularity of a story and subtly altered the meaning to meet their own agenda? What if these twisted stories began to be used to counter the original morals of the story completely? What if the original meaning of the story is as American as Johnny Tremain but the lesson is attacked by Americans themselves. One...
  • Robin Hood Activists Look to Make Fairy Tale a Reality

    06/22/2012 12:47:33 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 30 replies
    ABCNews ^ | June 19, 2012 | AMY BINGHAM
    When it comes to tax reform heroes, Warren Buffett, that self-made billionaire who pushes for higher taxes on millionaires, is so yesterday. The new champion of the progressive tax movement is a bit more mythical, a touch less law-abiding and frightfully more fashionable. Robin Hood, the fictional outlaw famous for stealing from the rich to give to the poor, has emerged as the face of a new tax movement, one that calls for a 50 cent sales tax on every $100 traded on Wall Street.
  • Socialism or fascism? Take your pick

    06/13/2012 1:14:03 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 3 replies
    George Bernard Shaw, a Fabian Society socialist, knew the flaw of his own people: “A socialist is somebody who doesn’t have anything, and is ready to divide it up equally among everybody.” Shaw said, before his death in 1950. Some folks, including this blogger, have accused President Barack Obama, of, shall we say, harboring socialist tendencies...
  • Robin Hood Was a Tea Partier

    03/25/2011 7:50:38 AM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 5 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | March 24, 2011 | Walter Hudson
    In a recent post covering a forthcoming London protest by UK Uncut dubbed the "March for the Alternative," NRB's Michelle Horstman introduced us to the Robin Hood Tax. It's pretty much what it sounds like, a proposal to seize wealth from banks and redistribute it to "fight poverty" and "tackle climate change." UK Uncut has garnered much attention as of late for its unconventional protest tactics, which is to say its willingness to use force to disrupt lawful trade. Obviously, the folks at UK Uncut and their allies regard themselves as modern day Merry Men. They are certainly willing to...
  • In Europe, iconic properties (Sherwood Forest) go on sale (blaming the "rich" for government's debt)

    01/26/2011 1:01:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 25, 2011 | Henry Chu
    Reporting from Mansfield, England — Here in the heart of Sherwood Forest, a real-life Robin Hood tale is unfolding, only in reverse. If the British government gets its way, large chunks of these woods where the Merry Men reputedly squared off against the sheriff of Nottingham may soon be up for sale. Officials want the money to help plug a gaping hole in the public purse. To outraged locals, it's a case of taking a common good from ordinary, hardworking taxpayers and giving it to rich developers and greedy corporations. Robin Hood, if he ever existed, would be terribly cross....
  • Uncovering Nottingham’s hidden medieval sandstone caves

    05/13/2010 1:06:08 PM PDT · by decimon · 10 replies · 642+ views
    University of Nottingham ^ | May 10, 2010 | Unknown
    The very latest laser technology combined with old fashioned pedal power is being used to provide a unique insight into the layout of Nottingham’s sandstone caves — where the city’s renowned medieval ale was brewed and, where legend has it, the country’s most famous outlaw Robin Hood was imprisoned. The Nottingham Caves Survey, being carried out by archaeologists from Trent & Peak Archaeology at The University of Nottingham, has already produced extraordinary, three dimensional, fly through, colour animation of caves that have been hidden from view for centuries. Below the grounds of Nottingham Castle and across the city there is...
  • 'Robin Hood's Escape Tunnel Found'

    08/16/2002 3:34:58 PM PDT · by blam · 51 replies · 819+ views
    Ananova ^ | 8-16-2002
    'Robin Hood's escape tunnel found' Experts believe they've found a tunnel that allowed Robin Hood to escape from the Sheriff of Nottingham. The secret passageway found under the Galleries of Justice museum in Nottingham is eight feet below street level. Archaeologists excavating 14th-century manmade caves beneath the museum stumbled upon it accidentally when they broke through a rotten wood floor. The museum's curator Louise Connell says the tunnel leads towards St Mary's Church, where ancient documents say Robin sought sanctuary from the Sheriff 's men. The Evening Post says it's believed he used the tunnel to escape from the church,...
  • Robin Hood's Prison? Sheriff's Dungeon Found At Nottingham Gaol

    10/17/2007 2:33:00 PM PDT · by blam · 44 replies · 143+ views
    24 Hour Museum ^ | 10-17-2007 | Caroline lewis
    ROBIN HOOD'S PRISON? SHERIFF'S DUNGEON FOUND AT NOTTINGHAM GAOL By Caroline Lewis 17/10/2007 One of the above ground prison cells at the Galleries of Justice. © Galleries of Justice New evidence has been discovered that the medieval caves under Nottingham’s Galleries of Justice museum were once used by the Sheriff of Nottingham as a prison. The dark dungeon cells would have been in use when the Sheriff resided at the Shire Hall and County Gaol. “It is an exciting discovery,” said Tim Desmond, Chief Executive at the Galleries. “The cave has always been known as the ‘Sheriff’s Dungeon’, but until...
  • Robin Hood: A Conservative Hero

    05/24/2010 9:58:09 AM PDT · by ezfindit · 23 replies · 637+ views
    CDS and NewsReal ^ | 5/24/2010 | Michael van der Galien
    It’s popular these days for conservatives to criticize the defender of the poor and the oppressed, Robin Hood. Hood, they say, is nothing more than a socialist pretending to be a hero. He is, if you will, Karl Marx with a bow and couple of arrows. He steels from the wealthy and gives to the poor. It’s socialism in action, or so many contemporary conservative commentators argue. Although I understand it that conservatives automatically oppose all those who dare “redistribute wealth” (or appear to), they are sorely mistaken to do so with Hood. Dismissing him as a Marxist is ludicrous...
  • 'Robin Hood': The Original Tea Partier?

    05/21/2010 11:12:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies · 800+ views
    Worldnetdaily ^ | 05/21/2010 | Drew Zahn
    Take everything you know about Robin Hood "robbing the rich to give to the poor" – and all the socialist redistribution programs that might bring to mind – and throw it out the window. That's not the hero of this tale. Indeed, this reimagining of "Robin Hood" is an origins story that starts long before the robber roams Sherwood Forest (the film actually ends with Robin being declared an outlaw), in a time when Sir Robin Loxley joins the chorus of citizens waving a Medieval Gadsden flag at King John, demanding "liberty by law." That's right, Robin Hood, the original...
  • Robin Hood the Tea Partier

    05/16/2010 9:21:35 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 7 replies · 349+ views ^ | 05-17-10 | stolinsky
    Robin fought against an oppressive government that levied crushing taxes. The government was led by King John, a weak man who aspired to be a tyrant, but was not quite up to the job. He had the ruthlessness, but not the strength. He evoked fear and anger, but not loyalty or respect. Is the Times implying that President Obama in any way resembles King John? King John followed King Richard on the throne. Richard had spent much of his reign away at the Crusades, fighting to retake the Holy Land from warlike Muslims who had seized it from its former...
  • Russell Crowe snaps over "Irish" Robin Hood accent

    05/15/2010 2:29:37 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 50 replies · 2,206+ views
    reuters ^ | May 14, 2010
    Actor Russell Crowe stormed out of a BBC radio interview after suggestions that he had made the quintessentially British legend Robin Hood sound Irish in his latest movie. New Zealand-born Crowe, who was raised in Australia, has been the target of criticism in the British media for his accent in the "Robin Hood" action adventure movie which opened this week with its world premiere held at the Cannes film festival....
  • WaPo Film Critic Joins NYT in Finding 'Tea Party Like 1199' Theme in 'Robin Hood'

    05/14/2010 11:31:49 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 22 replies · 612+ views ^ | 05/14/2010 | Tim Graham
    Liberal newspapers think alike. In Friday's Washington Post, film critic Michael O'Sullivan seconded the emotion of New York Times critic A.O. Scott that there were "tea party" elements in the new Russell Crowe version of "Robin Hood." O'Sullivan also lamented there was "precious little of the socialist stuff" that's usually associated with the Hood legend's rob-and-redistribute routine. O'Sullivan began: Dark and polemic, Ridley Scott's "Robin Hood" is less about a band of merry men than a whole country of really angry ones. At times, it feels like a political attack ad paid for by the tea party movement, circa 1199....