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  • Le Pen Says as French President She Would Ban All Religious Symbols, Including Kippot

    10/19/2016 5:52:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front Party, vowed that if she is elected the country’s president she would ban all public displays of religious symbols and clothing, including kippot. Le Pen made the statement during an interview on Sunday with France’s BFM-TV. She is expected to seek the country’s presidency in 2017. She heads the third-largest party in France. Le Pen is seeking to broaden an existing law, called the headscarf ban, that does not allow conspicuous displays of religious symbols in public schools to include all public areas. She called the ban a struggle against...
  • Hillary Throws Hand Symbol During Raucous Rally with Elizabeth Warren

    06/27/2016 12:42:08 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 159 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 27, 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton threw up a hand symbol after Sen. Elizabeth Warren chanted her name to rally Democratic voters in Ohio today. “Here’s what it boils down to,” Warren said. “Hillary has brains, she has guts, she has thick skin and steady hands, but most of all, she has a good heart and that’s what America needs, and that’s why I’m with her. Clinton stood behind a teleprompter and applauded Warren’s speech while smiling and nodding in approval. As the crowd cheered, Warren shouted, “Are you with her? Are you with her?” before punching the sky and...
  • Catholic cardinal calls on Christians to wear their crosses every day

    04/07/2012 9:46:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4-7-12 | Damien Pearse
    Head of the Scottish Catholic church, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, says symbol shows you 'live by Christ's standards in daily life' Britain's most senior Catholic cleric has called on Christians to wear a cross every day as "a symbol of their beliefs" and to combat the marginalisation of religion in modern society. The plea by Cardinal Keith O'Brien, head of the Catholic church in Scotland, to be made in his Easter sermon, comes as the Anglican archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, appealed for more people to attend church this Sunday – even if they are "a bit vague" about religion....
  • 'Talibuns'? Hot Cross Buns With Islamic ‘Halal’ Symbol Spark Debate

    04/06/2012 10:18:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 4/6/12 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( – Should Christians be upset if the packaging of their “hot cross buns” traditionally eaten at Easter carries the Islamic halal food certification symbol? This question has triggered an animated debate in South Africa in the run-up to Easter, both online and in the media. Protests by some Christians prompted the retailer to agree to offer two packaging options. One will carry the halal symbol and be labeled “spiced buns” while the other will omit the symbol and be labeled “hot cross buns,” according to a statement from the Woolworths supermarket chain. The statement, sent to South African media...
  • Winds Knock Down National Christmas Tree

    02/19/2011 10:47:17 AM PST · by advance_copy · 59 replies
    NBC 4 TV ^ | 2/19/2011 | Tim Persinko
    The high winds that have been wreaking havoc around the D.C. region this weekend have toppled a national symbol. The nation's Christmas Tree, a live evergreen which has stood on the Ellipse since 1978, was toppled by gusting winds on Saturday. The 42-foot tall Colorado blue spruce has been lit through five different presidencies in its time on the Ellipse. The tree was specially selected by National Park Service horticulturalists, who, searching the country for the healthiest tree with the right proportions, discovered this one in York, Pennsylvania. Now the tree is laying on its side behind the White House.
  • Supporters of 'RoboCop' Statue in Detroit Raise More Than $50K

    02/17/2011 9:42:21 AM PST · by winstonwolf33 · 29 replies ^ | February 17, 2011 | Staff
    Despite the Detroit mayor's apparent disinterest in erecting a "RoboCop" statue, supporters of the idea have exceeded their fundraising goal of $50,000 -- hoping their plans to honor the legendary cyborg will become a reality. The story of "RoboCop," a hero officer killed in a shootout and brought back to life as a half-mechanized crime fighter in Detroit, is a 1987 cult classic. The push to construct a statue honoring the superhero began when Detroit Mayor Dave Bing took to the Internet to solicit ideas for the city's revival. Someone then posted the idea on Twitter, but Bing didn't seem...
  • Swastika: Symbol of the Sun, Not Nazi Terror?

    05/23/2010 10:09:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies · 1,043+ views
    inn ^ | 5/23/10 | Hana Levi Julian
    The Nazi swastika is apparently not considered illegal in the Lithuanian city of Klaipeda, despite former assumptions that the symbol was not to be displayed nationwide, a common legislative ruling in Eastern Europe. A local court has ruled the sign is a centuries-old symbol that depicts the sun. The judge in the case, which lasted three months, justified his ruling by adding that the symbol is found on numerous historic artifacts.
  • Obama's Nuclear Summit Logo Looks Oddly Similar

    04/14/2010 11:01:34 AM PDT · by PennsylvaniaMom · 15 replies · 1,368+ views
    Weasel Zippers Blog ^ | 4/14/10 | Weasel Zippers
    Weasel Zippers, scouring the bowels of the internet once again, so we don't have to, came up this amazing photo trilogy. Hmmmmm....what does this remind any of???
  • Palin used surveyor symbols, not crosshairs

    03/29/2010 6:48:15 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 49 replies · 1,449+ views
    C4P/Examiner ^ | 29 MARCH 2010 | C4P
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  • Coffin’s Emblem Defies Certainty

    01/27/2010 10:03:20 AM PST · by Palter · 9 replies · 729+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 26 Jan 2010 | SEWELL CHAN
    When the remains of hundreds of colonial-era Africans were uncovered during a building excavation in Lower Manhattan in 1991, one coffin in particular stood out. Nailed into its wooden lid were iron tacks, 51 of which formed an enigmatic, heart-shaped design. The pattern was soon identified as the sankofa — a symbol printed on funereal garments in West Africa — and it captured the imagination of scholars, preservationists and designers. Ultimately, it was embraced by many African-Americans as a remarkable example of the survival of African customs in the face of violent subjugation in early America. The sankofa was widely...
  • May I Suggest a New Symbol For the DNC?

    11/18/2009 7:36:29 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 33 replies · 2,121+ views
    11/18/09 | Reaganesque
    What with the Left's obsession with "tea-bagger" references and calling Sarah Palin a "MILF" or "TWILF," perhaps it is time for the DNC to dump the Donkey symbol and go with this symbol. They giggle uncontrollably when someone says something that they consider to be dirty. Beyond swear words and sexual innuendo, their vocabularies are very, very limited. They live in their own little world where they and only they are smart while at the same time worshiping MTV and mindless pop culture. They view everyone who does not live in their little world to be losers and worse. Beavis...
  • Is Obama's face on U.S. flag illegal ?

    10/14/2009 6:09:14 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 22 replies · 803+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 14, 2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    At least 20 American flags with the stars removed from the blue field and President Barack Obama's face inserted are still available on numerous eBay auctions – but, according to a state code, the listings may violate the law. WND found three auctions for dozens of defaced flags on the auction site – all located in the state of Washington and within one hour of one another: Castle Rock, Vancouver and Longview. The listings were posted by ucandoit45, mekaitlyn-2008 and jaysterd. The U.S. flag code does not specify penalties for desecration or misuse of the United States flag, but each...
  • 'O,' say can you see Obama's face on U.S. flag?

    10/12/2009 7:07:52 PM PDT · by Man50D · 36 replies · 1,784+ views ^ | October 12, 2009
    A seller on eBay was offering American flags with the stars removed from the blue field and President Barack Obama's face inserted, and bloggers were outraged, promising to track them down. "To whoever is currently manufacturing and selling those flags..... I will personally and legally hunt each of you down for the sole purpose of making citizens arrests and prosecuting each and every one of you to the fullest extend of the law under U.S. Code pertaining to the flag of the United States of America," wrote one participant in a forum at Atlas Shrugs, where blogger Pamela Gellar posted...
  • Will Media Help Sell the New Obama American Flag?

    There's a new American flag available on the Internet that has a picture of President Obama in the corner where the stars representing our fifty states normally reside. Given how our media have assisted in selling Obama paraphernalia since Inauguration Day, one has to wonder what their position will be on the attractive keepsake pictured right.
  • Religious Symbolism in the Great Seal of the United States

    08/20/2009 5:46:52 PM PDT · by betty boop · 23 replies · 1,667+ views
    self | August 20, 2009 | Jean F. Drew
    RELIGIOUS SYMBOLISM IN THE GREAT SEAL OF THE UNITED STATES The Great Seal of the United States of America is a cornerstone document in the foundation of the American Republic, created in 1782, midway between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitutional Convention. Its creation was entrusted to the brilliant classical scholar Charles Thomson (1729–1824), Founding Father, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and Secretary of the Continental Congress throughout its entire duration — the second-highest ranking office in the nation at that time, after only the President of the Congress. The Great Seal was approved by Congress on June...
  • A Flag of Conviction (Gadsden flag)

    08/12/2009 1:34:39 PM PDT · by seton89 · 14 replies · 1,511+ views
    The Claremont Institute ^ | May 31, 2002 | Matthew Robinson
    The coiled snake might seem a strange symbol today. But it was and is effective. No American who ever sees it forgets — and that's just the kind of message the revolutionaries wanted to send. For those early Americans, the rattlesnake had special significance. Like liberty, the rattler was found only in America. But that wasn't all. That wily serpent was usually just a harmless, humble creature. But aroused, angered, and prodded, first it warned with violent rattle then it struck with a deadly bite. Gadsden emphasized this by printing the legend "Don't Tread On Me" on his flag.
  • Calls for Red Cross symbol to be axed over links to the Crusades

    06/10/2009 12:35:12 PM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies · 1,175+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | June 10, 2009 | Michael Lea
    A Labour minister has sparked controversy by claiming that an alternative symbol is needed for the Red Cross because of the logo's supposed links to the Crusades. Foreign Office minister Chris Bryant said that the historic emblem risked undermining the work of the humanitarian organisation. His intervention came as MPs debated the adoption of the 'red crystal' - a diamond
  • Interesting State Symbols

    04/01/2009 2:49:55 PM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 6 replies · 444+ views
    Now That's Nifty ^ | 04 01 09 | Nick
    Interesting State Symbols So we have all heard of states having a state bird, a state flag, a state flower, even a state gemstone. But since those declarations are left up to the individual state, the categories can be as obscure as any state will allow them to be. Here are some of the stranger ones: State Beverages 19 states have declared milk as the official state beverage. How original. However, in addition to milk, Nebraska has Kool-Aid because the beverage was invented in its town of Hastings in 1927. Florida’s orange juice should come as no surprise, but what...
  • Emblems to Stamp Projects Funded by the Stimulus Package (More Nazi Symbolism)

    03/03/2009 6:57:20 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 59 replies · 1,616+ views
    ABC ^ | March 03, 2009 | Sunlen Miller
    Emblems to Stamp Projects Funded by the Stimulus Package March 03, 2009 2:09 PM ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports: Put a stamp on it -- that’s what the White House says. President Obama announced today that his administration will begin stamping an emblem on projects funded by the economic stimulus package so that people can easily recognize the effects of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. All projects will be stamped with the ARRA logo (short for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) and lists the website on the emblem. Aara_logo_2 In remarks at the Department of Transportation this...
  • Stimulus projects to feature new emblem

    03/03/2009 10:49:38 AM PST · by CedarDave · 63 replies · 1,814+ views
    The Washington Business Journal ^ | March 3, 2009 | Kent Hoover
    President Barack Obama unveiled a new emblem Tuesday that will be used on projects funded by the economic stimulus package. The emblem covers most of the basics of the $787 billion package — gears representing infrastructure, a red cross representing health care, a plant representing green technology — as well as flag-like stars and, the Web site that will track the progress of stimulus projects. A White House press release said the emblem “is a symbol of President Obama’s commitment to the American people to invest their tax dollars wisely to put Americans back to work.”