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  • 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...
  • Roman Souvenir Of (Hadrian's) Wall Found

    09/30/2003 1:58:50 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 956+ views
    BBC ^ | 9-30-2003
    Roman souvenir of wall found The bronze pan has the names of Roman forts on it A unique Roman "souvenir" of the building of Hadrian's Wall has been discovered. The bronze pan, dating from the second century AD, when the Romans built the dividing wall across the north of England, was found in the Staffordshire moorlands. Archaeologists are excited because the names of four forts located at the western end of Hadrian's Wall - Bowes, Drumburgh, Stanwix and Castlesteads - are engraved on the vessel. The discovery was being made public at the Institute of Archaeology in London by the...
  • ***CAPTION TIME*** (Terrorist Souvenir Shoppe)

    08/11/2002 6:43:09 PM PDT · by Alouette · 49 replies · 262+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Aug. 9, 2002 | AP Photo
  • Saddam painting removed from Benning museum floor (Army bows to PC crowd)

    08/14/2003 10:06:05 AM PDT · by pabianice · 7 replies · 246+ views
    Navy Times ^ | 8/18/03
    <p>A portrait of Saddam Hussein covered in glass on the floor of the National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning, Ga., will be removed and put in storage.</p> <p>FORT BENNING, Ga. — Visitors to the National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning no longer will be able to trample on the face of Saddam Hussein. A large oil painting of the deposed Iraqi leader has been moved from the museum’s display floor.</p>
  • CIA 'loots' villa where Saddam's sons died

    08/09/2003 1:10:26 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 33 replies · 287+ views
    The Independent on Sunday (U.K.) ^ | 08/10/03 | Cécile Hennion
    The four-storey house in Mosul where Saddam Hussein's sons, Uday and Qusay, made their last stand has been demolished to prevent it being made into a shrine by Iraqis nostalgic for their father's rule. But before the bulldozers moved in, the site was picked over by American souvenir hunters.Four armed CIA men in plain clothes were prowling through the rubble in Mosul's Chalalat Street last week. One, a bald man with an automatic rifle slung over his shoulders who said he was from Colorado, admitted he was collecting souvenirs for himself and his colleagues. He and other armed Americans were...
  • Saddam painting removed from Benning museum floor

    08/08/2003 6:27:05 PM PDT · by easonc52 · 7 replies · 165+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 07, 2003
    <p>I thought it should stay there on the floor, you know, for people to walk on and insult with, but...</p>
  • Saddam's portrait is now a doormat

    08/07/2003 3:26:26 AM PDT · by kattracks · 4 replies · 190+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8/07/03 | AP
    <p>FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) — At the National Infantry Museum here, one of its most prized portraits lies flat on the floor, covered by glass, so visitors can walk on it.</p> <p>Museum director Frank Hanner thought that would be the most appropriate way to display a large oil painting of Saddam Hussein brought home by U.S. troops from Iraq.</p>
  • I got a letter from Iraq (vanity)

    08/05/2003 12:02:11 PM PDT · by Charlie OK · 19 replies · 169+ views
    myself | 8/5/03 | me
    My wife called me and told me I had a nice long letter from my best friend who is with the 101st in Mosul. I havent had a chance to read, so I gave her permission to. She said that he mentioned putting some Saddam dollars in there for me, but they werent in there. Furthermore, the envelope had been opened then taped back shut.Is that pretty standard practice? Why would they care if a soldier was sending stuff like this back to the states?
  • Marines bring home statuesque souvenir

    06/04/2003 2:47:20 PM PDT · by dfc62 · 22 replies · 253+ views
    Marines from Somerset have brought home an unusual souvenir of their time in Iraq - an eight-foot statue of Saddam Hussein. The men of Taunton-based 40 Commando found the two-tonne sculpture while they were fighting in a town near Basra. And when they left the country they decided to bring it home with them. The solid brass creation - similar to one torn down by US forces in Baghdad, symbolising the end of Saddam's reign - now has a new home in the officers' mess. 'Humorous curio' The toppling of a statue of Saddam symbolised the end of his reign...
  • U.S.: Media Members Tried to Ship Goods

    04/23/2003 12:48:31 PM PDT · by kattracks · 9 replies · 270+ views
    AP | 4/23/03 | CURT ANDERSON
    U.S.: Media Members Tried to Ship Goods By CURT ANDERSON .c The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Several members of the media and a U.S. serviceman have been caught attempting to ship Iraqi paintings, weapons and other war souvenirs to America, U.S. authorities said Wednesday. At least 15 paintings, gold-plated firearms, ornamental knives, bonds and other items have been seized at airports in Washington, Boston and London in the last week, according to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection. Items seized in the military case were flown to Fort Stewart, Ga. ``These seizures should serve as a warning to...
  • Reporter's souvenirs seized

    04/23/2003 9:23:52 AM PDT · by mabelkitty · 19 replies · 255+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | April 23, 2003 | Globe Staff
    US Customs officials confiscated a large painting that a Boston Herald reporter, Jules Crittenden, brought back as a souvenir from the war in Iraq, but the artwork is not valuable enough to merit prosecution, a law enforcement official said yesterday.
  • Air Force, Central Command set war trophy policy

    04/21/2003 1:56:49 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 26 replies · 277+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | 04/21/03 | Master Sgt. Scott Elliott
    04/21/03 - WASHINGTON -- Servicemembers deployed supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom may be tempted to bring home souvenirs of their war experience, but Air Force legal officials are urging them to think twice. Depending on the item, bringing home a "war trophy" could lead to court-martial, said Lt. Col. Karen L. Manos, legal staff officer in the Air Force's operations law division at the Pentagon. Air Force Joint Instruction 31-217, "Control and Registration of War Trophies and War Trophy Firearms," has been in effect since the Vietnam era, Manos said. The instruction specifies what a servicemember must do to legally bring...
  • US Retailers Hawk Iraq War-Related Items On The Web

    04/21/2003 7:33:26 AM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 1 replies · 220+ views
    WSJ ^ | 4/21/03 | Elizabeth Weinstein
    US Retailers Hawk Iraq War-Related Items On The Web By Elizabeth Weinstein SADDAM HUSSEIN may be missing in action, but he's alive and well as an Internet collectible. And he isn't alone. Marketers are hawking a wide range of war-related items on the Web. Here's a sample: Product: Bad Day in Baghdad Hot Sauce Price: $5.95 Seller:, Baltimore, Md. Sales pitch: "A high potency hot sauce made with a heaping dose of habanero peppers that will clean out the innards of any two-bit dictator. If the weapons inspectors find this one then they'll know Saddam was up to something...
  • Mementos From the Iraq War: Baghdad Hot Sauce, and More(Baghdad Bob Alert)

    04/21/2003 8:22:16 AM PDT · by WaveThatFlag · 1 replies · 150+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Monday, April 21, 2003 | ELIZABETH WEINSTEIN
    <p>Seller:, Baltimore, Md.</p> <p>Sales pitch: "A high potency hot sauce made with a heaping dose of habanero peppers that will clean out the innards of any two-bit dictator. If the weapons inspectors find this one then they'll know Saddam was up to something lethal. Try this one and kiss your camel goodbye!"</p>
  • Saddam is history but souvenirs flourish

    04/20/2003 9:40:00 PM PDT · by chasio649 · 1 replies · 174+ views
    LA Times ^ | 4/20/2003 | Roy Rivenburg
    <p>For souvenir hunters, the next best thing to looting one of Saddam Hussein's palaces is scrounging for war curios on the Internet.</p> <p>The list of trinkets ranges from Bomb Saddam hot sauce and Iraqi Road ice cream to Hussein pinatas and "Shock and Awe" underwear.</p>
  • Iraqi Freedom - Rock merchants lighten up tense times

    04/16/2003 10:21:55 PM PDT · by Spruce · 3 replies · 268+ views
    Defend America ^ | 04/15/2003 | Louis A. Arana-Barradas
    OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM -- The rock merchants at Bashur Airfield in northern Iraq are (from left) Staff Sgts. Cliff Oney and Todd Jackson and Senior Airman Luke Novak. They started "selling" rocks to passing aircrews as a way to let off steam from their jobs on the flightline. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Keith Reed) | High-res version of this photoRock merchants lighten up tense timesby Louis A. Arana-BarradasAir Force Print News04/15/03 - OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM -- When aircraft fly into Bashur Airfield in northern Iraq, some aircrews jump out of their plane to pick up a...
  • U.S. troops seize Iraqi trophies

    04/14/2003 7:02:29 AM PDT · by kattracks · 8 replies · 192+ views
    Reuters | 4/14/03 | Matthew Green
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Staff Sergeant Nathan Braswell hopes a flag he found in a captured Iraqi base will earn him a tidy sum when he sells it on the Internet. Like many fellow U.S. Marines, Braswell grabbed the trophy as American forces advanced on Baghdad. Unlike the souvenir-hunting majority, he doesn't plan to keep it. "I got the flag that was in the commanding general's building. It's very large. It's in great condition," said Braswell, 24, who picked up the Iraqi national colours on the eastern outskirts of the city. "I'm going to put the flag on eBay," he said,...
  • Marines Ordered to Dump Iraq War Booty

    04/11/2003 1:02:03 PM PDT · by kattracks · 110 replies · 626+ views
    AP | 4/11/03 | RAVI NESSMAN
    Marines Ordered to Dump Iraq War Booty By RAVI NESSMAN .c The Associated Press BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Since they arrived, U.S. Marines have been doing their own kind of looting - grabbing Iraqi pistols, rifles, uniforms and pictures of Saddam Hussein. On Friday, they were ordered to dump what they took or lose their rank. ``You did not conquer ... this country. Get off your high horse,'' Lt. Col. Michael Belcher told his officers. ``You took some thugs and ran them out.'' The commander of the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, reminded his soldiers that the Iraqi people allowed U.S.-led...
  • Bill Would Allow Vets to Keep Their Battlefield Guns

    08/28/2002 3:23:12 AM PDT · by kattracks · 60 replies · 392+ views ^ | 8/28/02 | Jim Burns
    ( - Current federal law threatens veterans with possible prison terms and hefty fines if they keep the machine guns they used during their war service prior to 1968. But two congressmen are trying to change the law and a leading veterans' group says it's about time. U.S. Reps. Chris Cannon (R-Utah) and Jim Gibbons (R-Nev.) have introduced legislation that would allow veterans to keep the machine guns they brought home as souvenirs following their service in America's military. Cannon the legislation would give veterans 90 days in which to register their firearms with the Treasury Department. But there...