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  • Wisconsin Education Officials Want Students to Wear ‘White Privilege’ Wristbands

    03/12/2013 7:41:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 3/12/13 | Kyle Olson
    Wisconsin Education Officials Want Students to Wear ‘White Privilege’ Wristbands The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction runs several programs that heavily emphasize racial issues in public schools, has been finding. Some feel that one of those programs – an Americorps operation called VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) – may go a bit overboard by encouraging white students to wear a white wristband "as a reminder about your (white) privilege.” Geared towards high school students, the program “seeks to build capacity in schools and districts serving low-income families to develop an effective, sustainable, research-based program of family-school-community partnerships,” according...
  • Committee To Consider Reflective Tape On Buggies

    01/25/2012 5:43:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies · 3+ views
    FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Senate Transportation Committee will consider a bill on Wednesday that would allow slow-moving vehicles without motors to use reflective tape for safety purposes rather than the slow-moving vehicle signs. The bill by Sen. Ken Winters, a Murray Republican, and other senators, would also provide an alternative lighting system. The committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. On Tuesday, two state representatives, Johnny Bell, a Glasgow Democrat, and Ron Crimm, a Louisville Republican, spoke in favor of a similar measure in the House Transportation Committee. Crimm also has a bill that would allow use of lanterns on the...
  • Feds: Triangle terrorist tried to have witnesses killed

    01/25/2012 3:25:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies · 1+ views ^ | 1/25/12 | staff
    Raleigh, N.C. — One of the men involved in a Johnston County terrorist cell that authorities said plotted attacks on a Marine base in Virginia and foreign targets tried to have witnesses in his trial last fall killed, according to federal records unsealed Monday. Hysen Sherifi was found guilty after a month-long trial of conspiring to provide material support to terrorism and conspiring to carry out attacks overseas, two counts of firearms possession and conspiring to kill federal officers or employees. He was sentenced two weeks ago to 45 years in prison. Federal authorities said Sherifi tried to hire someone...
  • Amish men refuse to pay fine, cite religious beliefs

    10/11/2011 5:57:37 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 87 replies · 2+ views ^ | 10 Oct 2011 | Julie Collins
    GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. — Local Amish men say they aren't budging when it comes to state law. Four of the men appeared in a Graves County courtroom Monday for refusing to pay fines for not displaying a reflective triangle on their buggies. State law requires slow-moving vehicles to display the bright orange-red symbol. In August, eight men, including the four in court Monday, spent time in jail for refusing to pay the fines. The men said they're refusing to pay because the triangle is in direct violation of their religious
  • Teenager 'helped fiancé beat his ex-girlfriend to death with shovel'

    07/17/2011 5:57:55 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 59 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 16, 2011 | Fiona Roberts
    A Mormon teenager will stand trial for allegedly helping her lover to kill his 16-year-old ex-girlfriend, a judge has ruled. Toni Fratto, 19, and Kody Patten, 18, are accused of hitting Micaela Costanzo over the head with a shovel, cutting her throat and then burying her body in a shallow grave just outside West Wendover, Nevada. Prosecutors claim the couple, who were planning to get married, murdered Micaela because she had been texting Patten asking to get back together with him. After the killing the pair drove to a nearby swimming pool to 'clean up' - and then went to...
  • FBI Opens Investigation Into Three Shootings in Northern Virginia

    10/26/2010 1:29:15 PM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 11 replies
    FBI (Press Release) ^ | 10/26/2010 | FBI
    The FBI announced today that it has opened an investigation into three shootings that have occurred in Northern Virginia since October 17, 2010. Investigative evidence has confirmed that shots fired at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia, and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, involved a single weapon. Ballistics testing is underway for an overnight shooting that took place on October 25 or October 26 at the Marine Corps Recruiting Station in Chantilly, Virginia. The incident at the National Museum of the Marine Corps took place during the early morning hours on October 17, 2010. A similar...
  • Lt. Col. Lakin Waives Article 32 Hearing

    06/10/2010 8:00:43 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 45 replies · 803+ views
    the Post & Email ^ | 6/10/2010 | Sharon Rondeau
  • Iraqi Police Enforce Rule of Law in Former ‘Triangle of Death’

    08/03/2008 5:19:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 210+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Daniel Blottenberger, USA
    CAMP VICTORY — Coalition forces once named the predominantly Sunni area in central Iraq, consisting of the cities of Yusuifiyah, Mahmudiyah, Iskandariyah and Latifiyah, the “Triangle of Death.” The troop surge initiated in 2007 neutralized much of the area enabling Iraqi Security Forces to take a leading role in the securing the region. An uprising there in March raised concerns and directed attention to the Iraqi Security Forces operating in that area; Coalition forces feared the ISF would struggle to maintain rule of law in the communities. “We got word that special group members were going to be coming down...

    08/09/2007 6:51:33 AM PDT · by oaster · 23 replies · 800+ views
    Oak Island Treasure ^ | August 8th 2007 | Keith Ranville
    Oak Island News Release NEW READING OF MYSTERIOUS OAK ISLAND INSCRIPTION Theory points to possible connection with nearby Birch Island FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HALIFAX, Nova Scotia: Wednesday, July 12th, 2006 - - For the past two centuries, the tunnels of Nova Scotia’s Oak Island have piqued the imagination of historians and treasure hunters alike. Now, a new theory by First Nations researcher Keith Ranville may add fresh speculation to the mystery. Based on a unique reading of an inscription once found in the “Money Pit,” Mr. Ranville believes that the answer to the riddle may be found on nearby Birch...
  • 'Love triangle' pilot leaves Nasa

    05/27/2007 12:56:35 AM PDT · by csvset · 25 replies · 999+ views
    BBC ^ | 26 May 2007 | BBC
    The space shuttle pilot involved in a love triangle that led to a bizarre show-down between a female astronaut and her rival is to leave Nasa. William Oefelein, 42, has been reassigned to the navy, his original corps, the US space agency said. Astronaut Lisa Nowak, who had an affair with him, is awaiting trial on charges of attempted kidnapping and assault. In February she drove across five states to confront her love rival and pepper-sprayed her car. On her 1,600km (1,000 mile) journey from Texas to Florida, Capt Nowak wore a wig, as well as a nappy so...
  • In the Triangle of Death: Buena grad gives insight into a soldier's life in Iraq

    08/22/2006 10:09:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 425+ views
    MUSAYYIB, Iraq—Fighting insurgents with tanks and guns is only half the battle for Sierra Vista native Capt. Irvin Oliver. As a Company Commander in the 2nd Brigade of 4th Infantry Division, Oliver learned that in Iraq it requires more than bullets to defeat insurgents. On July 22, during a routine patrol in Musayyib, Oliver’s soldiers came under fire. The fight lasted an afternoon and escalated to point where most of his battalion was called in. When the fight was over, 33 insurgents were killed. U.S. soldiers received only minor injuries. Oliver, 32, was assigned Musayyib as his company’s area of...
  • Operation Iron Triangle Nets Suspects, Weapons

    05/23/2006 5:47:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 239+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Ryan Matson
    td> U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Vincent Adler, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, looks down into a well he is about to search for weapons and explosives during Operation Iron Triangle, in Iraq, May 10, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ryan Matson   Operation Iron Triangle Photos Part 1 Part 2 Operation Iron Triangle Nets Suspects, Weapons U.S. soldiers link up with an Iraqi army unit in an operation that leads to the capture of five high-value suspects, as well as several weapons caches. By U.S. Army Sgt. Ryan Matson 101st Combat Aviation Brigade OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, May...
  • Operation Iron Triangle shuts down insurgent training camp

    05/15/2006 4:57:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 356+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Spc. Cassandra Groce
    TIKRIT, Iraq (Army News Service, May 15, 2006) – Iraqi army and U.S. Soldiers raided a suspected insurgent training camp during Operation Iron Triangle near Lake Thar Thar, southwest of Tikrit May 9. Nearly 200 Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Iraqi Army Division, and approximately 230 Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team air assaulted from CH-47 Chinook and UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters into the suspected camp after intelligence sources pin-pointed the location as being the Muthana Chemical Complex. The 150-square kilometer complex was a chemical production facility that was closed by the United Nations after...
  • City pilot's disappearance started Triangle legend (Bermuda Triangle)

    11/18/2005 4:11:07 AM PST · by CAWats · 3 replies · 567+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | 11/18/05 | CAWats
    WASHINGTON - The disappearance of Flight 19, a Navy mission that began the myth of the Bermuda Triangle, is still unexplained but not forgotten 60 years later. The 27 Navy airmen who disappeared somewhere off Florida's coast on Dec. 5, 1945, were honored in a House resolution Thursday. Rep. Clay Shaw, R-Fla., said he hoped the gesture would help bring closure for surviving families. What actually happened is the question that has befuddled, entertained and tormented both skeptics and believers in the Bermuda Triangle, a stretch of ocean between Puerto Rico, Bermuda and Miami that many believe is an area...
  • Vladimir Putin Justifies His Trust in Islam Karimov [Barf! ...very anti-American speech.]

    06/29/2005 11:45:29 PM PDT · by familyop · 16 replies · 527+ views
    Kommersant ^ | 30JUN05 | Aleksandr Gabuev
    All day yesterday, Russian officials and President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, who was in Moscow, talked about what actually happened in Andijan. Karimov was convinced that the events in Andijan were the West's revenge on Uzbekistan for its independent foreign policy. According to the Russian leadership, they were the machinations of international terrorism. At the end, the leaders of Russia and Uzbekistan agreed that, in any case, Karimov's actions merited strong approval and support. Islam Karimov decided to tell the press the whole truth about the Andijan shootings and hastened to what he called the “big, weighty points”. Since the...
  • Judaism Expert:Mainline Christians Slowly Realizing Modern Israel's Importance(why not Jewish libs?)

    05/31/2005 8:49:37 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 357+ views
    A Jewish scholar says that over the past half-century, Christian churches have been undergoing a remarkable theological revolution in their attitude towards Judaism and their relationship with the Jewish people. Moshe Auman, who served 35 years in Israel's foreign ministry, devoted the last four years of that time largely to extensive study of Jewish-Christian and Israeli-Christian relations. He feels many of the so-called "mainline" Protestant churches have had trouble coming to grips with the rebirth of the Israeli nation over 50 years ago. By looking closely at the Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Lutheran, and Methodist denominations, Auman says, one finds that these...
  • Death of a Marine - (this one will give you chills of pride in America.......also genuine grief)

    05/30/2005 4:04:17 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 15 replies · 998+ views
    Long lists of soldiers killed in wartime can have great emotional power, as anyone who has been to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington can attest. However dignified and moving, though, in the end such a listing can really describe them only as a group: They wore the uniform and died in the service of their country. But who they were individually, how they served, what they left behind — that is more than a catalogue of names can convey. So here is the story behind just one of the names ''Nightline" will enumerate on Memorial Day: Sergeant Rafael Peralta...
  • 'Funding Evil': A Worldwide Criminal Enterprise - (superb column by Alan Caruba)

    03/24/2005 3:33:06 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 640+ views
    I don’t know when it first dawned on me that the study of history was the study of a worldwide criminal enterprise, but a look back at just the last century reveals that the Nazis had it in mind to control and loot all of Europe, while the Empire of Japan sought to do the same with China and Pacific Basin nations. If you go back in history, Pax Romana, imposed by the Roman Empire was, in essence, a huge extortion scheme in which the conquered nations paid Rome to “protect” them and provide some good roads. If you come...
  • Bush to woo Triangle on Social Security plan (Raleigh visit 2/10)

    02/09/2005 7:08:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies · 632+ views
    Bush to woo Triangle on plan Published: Feb 9, 2005 President Bush speaks at an event at the U.S. Department of Commerce today in Washington. AP Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais By VALERIE BAUERLEIN, Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON -- President Bush is coming to Raleigh on Thursday and bringing along U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole as an example of the rare politician who won office while pledging to change Social Security. Bush visited five states in two days last week to discuss his plan to allow younger workers to invest part of their payroll taxes in private savings accounts. He continues his...
  • Tigers Bite Back, Killing 18 Riau Villagers

    01/13/2005 6:00:17 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 12 replies · 2,417+ views ^ | Jan. 10, 2005 | Staff
    Laksamana.Net - Sumatran tigers, on the brink of extinction due to poaching and rampant illegal logging, killed 18 people in and around a conservation forest in Riau province last year, an official said Monday (10/1/05). The attacks took place in the 150,000-acre Senepis Tiger Conservation Area and in outlying villages, said John Kenedie, head of Riau’s Nature Conservation Office. "In 2004 alone, 18 villagers were killed. Over the past five years, there have been 40 locals who had fallen prey of the Sumatran tigers," he was quoted as saying by state news agency Antara. He said the endangered tigers often...
  • Collapsing the Triangle of Death

    11/29/2004 6:15:49 AM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 9 replies · 1,001+ views
    National Review Online ^ | Nov. 29, 2004 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    "Operating in an environment that more closely resembles the American Wild West of the 19th century than the tightly packed urban centers of Samarra and Fallujah, has forced some units to re-tool their battle plan. That's not a problem for tactically flexible U.S. and British forces, and they are training Iraqi security forces to be equally adaptable."
  • Sunni Triangle Doubts Saddam's Capture

    12/17/2003 7:37:11 AM PST · by TexKat · 30 replies · 192+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12/17/03 | HAMZA HENDAWI
    FALLUJAH, Iraq - In this restive city and across Iraq's Sunni heartland, many Saddam loyalists refuse to believe that a disheveled and bearded man in U.S. captivity is their ousted leader, whose 23-year rule boosted their position as the country's political elite. Saddam Hussein's capture Saturday touched off a wave of clashes between insurgents and U.S. troops and their Iraqi allies in Fallujah, Samarra, Tikrit and Mosul. The cities straddle areas dominated by Sunni Arabs, who had held the reins of power over the country's Shiite Muslim majority until the Iraqi leader was ousted in the U.S.-led war. The attacks...
  • The Pink Triangle Wedge? (gay marriage to split black votes from dems)

    08/06/2003 7:25:52 AM PDT · by visagoth · 53 replies · 1,467+ views
    Fraters Liberatas ^ | 7/5/2003 | The Elder
    Tuesday, August 05, 2003 The Pink Triangle Wedge? In the 2000 election only 10% of African-American voters pulled the lever (or punched the chad) for Bush. Obviously these are dismal numbers which the Bush team would certainly love to improve upon come 2004. The recent brouhaha over gay marriage may be the issue they use to try to chip away at what has become a Democratic stranglehold on the black vote. A Gallup Poll conducted on July 25-27 shows that support for legalized homosexual relations among blacks has dropped to 35%. While most African-Americans have embraced the broad positions of...
  • Woman convicted in beating death [media censors fact murder was related to Lesbian triangle]

    05/10/2003 10:18:38 PM PDT · by Polycarp · 149 replies · 585+ views
    Centre Daily Times ^ | May. 10, 2003 | Judy Lin
    Woman convicted in beating death Posted on Sat, May. 10, 2003 By Judy Lin The Associated Press HOLLIDAYSBURG - A woman convicted in the baseball-bat beating death of another woman was sentenced to life in prison on Friday, despite a prosecutor's arguments that she deserved death because the killing amounted to torture. The Blair County jury deliberated less than an hour before returning with the sentence for Marie Louis Seilhamer, 21. Seilhamer's attorneys got the leniency they argued for, saying the defendant had no criminal record, was only 19 when the killing occurred and, most importantly, was under the influence...
  • Police say man killed wife, 3 children, girlfriend, then self

    02/16/2003 8:55:22 AM PST · by buffyt · 16 replies · 432+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Peggy O'Hare and Robert Crowe
    Police Standoff in NW Harris County. Yet another Love Triange Gone Bad in Texas....An eight-hour standoff that began with the shooting of a Houston police officer ended with a horrifying discovery early Saturday when detectives found six bodies, including those of three children, in a north Harris County home. The man who lives at the home, in the upscale Charlestown Colony subdivision near Texas 6 and West Little York, fatally shot his wife, three young daughters and a girlfriend before turning the gun on himself, sheriff's detectives said. Authorities believe the women and children had been dead since Monday, and...