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  • Teens kill endangered birds, setting back conservation efforts 10 years

    07/11/2017 11:48:51 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 35 replies ^ | 5 July 2017 | Brittany Lyte
    That gruesome sight in December 2015 soon became a crime scene, one that eventually implicated six students and recent graduates of a prestigious Honolulu prep school whose alumni include former president Barack Obama. While on a camping trip the night before the hiker’s arrival, authorities alleged, the boys and young men had hiked to the Ka’ena Point Natural Area Reserve and mercilessly slaughtered at least 15 Laysan albatrosses, federally protected birds that have been the focus of a 26-year-long conservation effort. Nearly a dozen of their eggs were crushed; six other eggs failed to hatch due to the death of...
  • Secret stash of Moon artifacts found hidden in Neil Armstrong's closet

    02/08/2015 6:07:13 AM PST · by Kartographer · 93 replies
    Sploid ^ | 2/7/15 | Jesus Diaz
    After Neil Armstrong's death, his widow, Carol, discovered a white cloth bag in a closet, containing what were obviously either flight or space related artifacts. She contacted Allan Needell, curator of the Apollo collection at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, and provided photographs of the items. Needell, who immediately realized that the bag—known to the astronauts as the Purse - and its contents could be hardware from the Apollo 11 mission, asked the authors for support in identifying and documenting the flight history and purpose of these artifacts. After some research it became apparent that the purse and...
  • Michael Brown’s Family Battle In A Parking Lot Over Merchandise Peddling

    10/27/2014 5:21:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    News One For Black America ^ | Ruth Manuel-Logan
    The family members of slain St. Louis youth Michael Brown (pictured), who was senselessly gunned down this past summer by police officer Darren Wilson, were allegedly involved in a violent scuffle over merchandise related to the boy’s murder, according to Fox 2 Now. Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden (pictured), has made it clear that she does not approve of any profits or political actions related to her son’s death. On Saturday evening, McSpadden reportedly stumbled upon her son’s grandmother, Pearlie Gordon, and his cousin, Tony Petty, allegedly hawking T-shirts in the parking lot of a BBQ eatery not far from where...
  • Ferguson Police Break Up Ugly Brawl Involving Michael Brown's Mother, Grandmother and Cousin

    10/24/2014 3:11:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 24, 2014 | M. Catharine Evans
    A 911 call went out Saturday in Ferguson, Missouri where Michael Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden was allegedly involved in a violent brawl with her dead son’s grandmother and cousin. According to a Fox affiliate, the fight started a few blocks from the street where Brown was shot and killed on August 9. The altercation allegedly ensued from a dispute about who had the right to sell Mike Brown merchandise. From Fox2Now: Police sources tell us Brown`s Grandmother, Pearlie Gordon, along with Brown`s Cousin Tony Petty, were selling t-shirts and other Michael Brown merchandise. A police report describes a car pulling...
  • Michael Brown-Linked Brawl Sparks Probe (Mom's posse vs. Grandma's people over souvenir merchandise)

    10/23/2014 6:08:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | October 23, 2014 | Joe Harris
    FERGUSON, Mo. (CN) - Police are investigating an assault allegedly involving Michael Brown's mother that happened Saturday. The incident happened at about 8:15 p.m. in the parking lot of a barbeque restaurant, just blocks where Brown was killed. KTVI-TV reported that Brown's grandmother Pearlie Gordon was selling T-shirts and other Michael Brown merchandise with Brown's cousin Tony Petty. A car pulled up and several people got out, including Brown's mother, Lesley McSpadden, according to a police report. A witness described McSpadden yelling: "You can't sell this [expletive]." One of the relatives who was selling the merchandise is said to have...
  • "Memorial Day" movie-Film Salutes Our Men in Uniform

    05/28/2012 6:18:59 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies ^ | 5-28-12 | TurboZamboni
    Originally titled "Souvenirs" and filmed in 2010-2011 by a Minnesota-based production company, the movie alternates between the fictional stories of U.S. Army Lt. Bud Vogel, an 82nd Airborne Division "All-American" soldier fighting in World War II Holland, and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kyle Vogel, a Minnesota Army National Guard "Red Bull" soldier fighting in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The narrative is driven by a front-porch conversation between grandson and grandfather that takes place on a summer day, after the 13-year-old boy finds a G.I. footlocker full of memorabilia.
  • Live Coverage: Memorial Service for Victims of Arizona Shooting Rampage to Begin at 8 p.m. ET

    01/12/2011 4:54:38 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 396 replies
    FoxNews ^ | January 12, 2011 | FoxNews
    LIVE at 8 PM EST LINK to FoxNews
  • As Obama's popularity drops, so do sales of his merchandise

    09/12/2010 8:49:16 AM PDT · by tlb · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 12, 2010 | Rick Rojas
    Souvenir vendors in Washington say once-thriving sales of the garish merchandise fawning over the president are nowhere near what they were. In Union Station, the souvenir shop once dubbed the Obama Store because of its mostly Obama-related selection has closed. "That moment in history is gone," said Molly Andolina, a professor of political science at DePaul University, in the president's adopted home town of Chicago. "You're going to only see the enthusiasts" continue to buy, she said. Using merchandise sales as a measure of public opinion is anything but definitive. The downward trend in sales could simply mean that the...
  • 'Souvenirs' bringing Minnesota's Red Bull Infantry to the screen

    07/26/2010 5:32:40 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 4 replies · 1+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 7-26-10 | Tad Vezner
    Brig. Gen. David Elicerio made the trip down to Mankato on Saturday to count a few helicopters and Humvees. But he wasn't going to mention whether he liked a new movie being filmed there, called "Souvenirs." "I've been told I have no opinion of this movie," said Elicerio, who commanded 2,600 members of the Minnesota National Guard's Red Bull Infantry through their now-renowned 22-month deployment in Iraq, which lasted from September 2005 to July 2007. It was the longest stretch in Iraq for any U.S. unit since the war there began. In fact, with regard to war movies in general:...
  • 'Moon rock' in Dutch museum is just petrified wood (oops)

    08/27/2009 12:47:29 PM PDT · by Liberty Valance · 29 replies · 1,218+ views
    McAllen Monitor ^ | August 27, 2009 | The Associated Press
    AMSTERDAM (AP) -- It's not green cheese, but it might as well be. The Dutch national museum said Thursday that one of its prized possessions, a rock supposedly brought back from the moon by U.S. astronauts, is just a piece of petrified wood. Rijksmuseum spokeswoman Xandra van Gelder, who oversaw the investigation that proved the piece was a fake, said the museum will keep it anyway as a curiosity. "It's a good story, with some questions that are still unanswered," she said. "We can laugh about it." The museum acquired the rock after the death of former Prime Minister Willem...
  • G-8 leaders to receive symbolic gold coins (NWO Alert)

    07/08/2009 12:10:05 PM PDT · by ZombieSniper · 48 replies · 1,852+ views
    ROME – World leaders attending the Group of Eight summit opening Wednesday in Italy will each be presented with a gift from the past and one for the future. Handmade books portraying works by Neoclassical sculptor Antonio Canova, as well as gold coins representing an imaginary future world currency will be given to the participants at the opening of the three-day summit...
  • Hussein’s Gun May Go on Display at Bush Library

    07/08/2009 12:27:03 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 23 replies · 1,633+ views
    ny slimes ^ | 7-5-09 | DON VAN NATTA Jr.
    Many American presidents have kept prized possessions within reach during their White House years. Franklin D. Roosevelt cherished a 19th century ship model of the U.S.S. Constitution. One of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s favorite gifts was an engraved Steuben glass bowl from his cabinet. And sitting on John F. Kennedy’s desk in the Oval Office was a paperweight made from a coconut shell he had carved with a distress message after his PT-109 was sunk during World War II.
  • Killer Souvenirs Being Sold for Profit (Sen. Cornyn has introduced a bill to end this.)

    06/20/2009 6:35:51 AM PDT · by kellynla · 10 replies · 782+ views
    The Pottstown Mercury ^ | June 17, 2009 | Carl Hessler Jr
    NORRISTOWN — When Wendy Lavin discovered that jail cell writings from her daughter's killer were for sale on the Internet, she was horrified. "I was disgusted. I felt sick to my stomach," said Lavin, whose 20-year-old daughter, Jennifer Louise Still, was stabbed to death by serial killer John Charles Eichinger in 1999. "I could not believe that after everything I had been through with the murder and trial, it was like it was happening all over again. I could not believe that something so horrific was going on and I wasn't aware of it." Lavin discovered the Web site when...
  • Saddam memorabilia on sale in Baghdad

    02/22/2004 11:48:26 AM PST · by Pikamax · 1 replies · 309+ views
    Iraqpress ^ | 02/23/04 | Iraqpress
    Saddam memorabilia on sale in Baghdad Baghdad, Iraq Press, February 23, 2004 – Iraqis know a lot about the fabulous palaces the former leader Saddam Hussein built for himself and his family. But they have little knowledge about his personal belongings. Saddam Hussein was rumored to have had hundreds of expensive hats of different shapes and sizes. His suits, coats, shoes and shirts were said to be of the most expensive type Italian, French or British boutiques offered. A collection of these items is now for sale in the al-Amil District in Baghdad. The organizer and owner of the memorabilia...
  • Soldier Kicked off Flight After Baggage Screeners Find Inert Land Mine in His Luggage

    01/10/2004 9:00:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies · 169+ views
    AP ^ | Jan 10, 2004
    DENVER (AP) - A 24-year-old Army sergeant was removed from an American Airlines flight after an inert land mine was found in his checked baggage, the Transportation Safety Administration said. TSA screeners noticed the land mine Friday, pulled the bag from the luggage system at Denver International Airport and confiscated the mine, TSA spokesman Mike Fierberg said. No flights were delayed. The soldier, whose name was not released, could face civil penalties for trying to put a prohibited item aboard a flight, Fierberg said. No criminal charges would be filed, he said. The man was released by police, but the...
  • George Harrison's Estate Charges Doc with Souvenir-Hunting (sad story)

    01/07/2004 10:12:09 AM PST · by Hillary's Lovely Legs · 20 replies · 223+ views
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The estate of former Beatle George Harrison (news) filed a $10 million law suit on Tuesday against one of the last doctors to treat the late rock musician, claiming he violated patient confidentiality and misused his relationship to procure souvenirs. The suit filed in Brooklyn Federal Court claimed that Dr. Gilbert Lederman, director of radiation oncology at Staten Island University Hospital, a co-defendant in the suit, had coerced a failing Harrison to autograph his son's guitar and sign autographs for his two daughters. It also charged Lederman with using Harrison's treatment to gain publicity for himself...
  • Toppled Saddam statues reborn as memorial for U.S. soldiers

    12/24/2003 7:22:09 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 45 replies · 8,088+ views
    Killeen Daily Herald ^ | Dec. 23, 2003 | Spc. Benjamin R. Kibbey
    Toppled Saddam statues reborn as memorial for U.S. soldiers By Spc. Benjamin R. Kibbey4th Infantry Division Public Affairs TIKRIT, Iraq — When he was forced to fashion statues of Saddam Hussein on horseback, the Iraqi sculptor had no idea that someday he would melt them down to create a memorial for U.S. soldiers. The two statues, which adorned a gate at the palace complex that houses Fort Hood's 4th Infantry Division headquarters group, were removed with explosives in early July, said 1st Sgt. Mark Anderson with Headquarters and Headquarters Company. The Roseland, La., native has monitored the memorial project's progress...
  • Spider Hole War Trophy

    12/23/2003 12:21:04 PM PST · by jjw · 15 replies · 169+ views
    The Sun ^ | 12/23/2003 | NICK PARKER
    THE hole where Saddam Hussein was found is to be taken to America — as a monument to his capture. US military engineers plan to excavate a huge block of Iraqi soil containing the underground chamber. It might even be turned into a tourist attraction — with money raised going to relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq. Commanders want Saddam’s last hiding place to be displayed at the giant Fort Hood military base in Texas. It is home to the 4th Infantry Division, which seized Saddam on December 13. US Army spokesman Major Gordon Tate said yesterday in the toppled...
  • THE hole where Saddam Hussein was found is to be taken to America

    12/22/2003 7:14:59 PM PST · by Pikamax · 63 replies · 296+ views
    The Sun ^ | 12/23/03 | NICK PARKER
    From NICK PARKER Chief Foreign Correspondent, in Tikrit THE hole where Saddam Hussein was found is to be taken to America — as a monument to his capture. US military engineers plan to excavate a huge block of Iraqi soil containing the underground chamber. It might even be turned into a tourist attraction — with money raised going to relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq. Commanders want Saddam’s last hiding place to be displayed at the giant Fort Hood military base in Texas. It is home to the 4th Infantry Division, which seized Saddam on December 13. US Army spokesman...
  • Missile Launcher From Iraq Handed Over To Brooklyn Police

    11/10/2003 1:20:26 PM PST · by finnman69 · 10 replies · 139+ views
    ny1 ^ | 11/10/03
    Missile Launcher From Iraq Handed Over To Brooklyn Police NOVEMBER 10TH, 2003 A shoulder-fired missile from Iraq was turned over to police in Brooklyn Monday morning. A concerned passer-by saw some children playing with the launcher – which did not contain a missile – and took it to the 62nd Precinct station house. The bomb squad was called and determined the launcher was inoperable and did not present a danger. Police say an American soldier brought the weapon back from the war in Iraq and gave it to a friend, who ended up throwing it away. The children found it...