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  • Woman Crashes Her Funeral in Australia, Terrifying Husband Who Allegedly Paid to Have Her Killed

    02/05/2016 1:41:16 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    ktla ^ | 02/05/2016
    Noela Rukundo was visiting her native country of Burundi in January 2015 for her stepmother’s funeral when she was kidnapped, the mother of eight recently said, according to the Washington Post.... The Washington Post reported Kalala paid the kidnappers $7,000 in Australian dollars (about $5,000 in U.S. dollars) in the murder-for-hire plot, but the kidnappers did not believe in killing women. Instead, they kept the cash and set Rukundo free. They also gave her evidence to incriminate Kalala. Five days later, Rukundo stepped out of a car at her own funeral and approached her husband. "Surprise! I'm still alive!" she...
  • Watch: Hundreds of armed Hamas terrorists march in Jerusalem

    01/07/2016 4:02:37 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/1/16 | Ari Yashar
    Hundreds of masked and armed terrorists from Hamas's Al-Qassam Brigades "military wing" took part in a terrorist funeral attended by thousands in Jerusalem earlier this week, in an alarming show of force. The multitude of terrorists fired in the air with automatic assault rifles, and waved knives and machetes in a spectacle common in Gaza, but as rare as it is shocking in the capital. Video from the incident - which took place in the northeastern Shuafat neighborhood just roughly 100 meters from the French Hill neighborhood and near Hebrew University - was exposed by Channel 10 on Thursday night,...
  • WASPs not being allowed burial at Arlington

    01/03/2016 1:57:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 3, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Another one of those “clean out the basket” stories from while I was away comes to us from the hallowed ground of Arlington National Cemetery. There was a quiet change made to the guidelines for interment there roughly one year ago which impacts a small but rightfully vocal group of citizens and their families. It involves the few remaining members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (or WASPs) from World War II. It seems that the Army is no longer accepting the remains of the female pilots for burial alongside the Honored Dead who rest there. (Fox News) The ashes...
  • The Air Force will no longer fire three volley salutes at veteran funerals

    12/25/2015 1:37:09 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 24, 2015 | Fox News
    When a veteran or member of the armed forces dies, he or she is entitled to a ceremony that includes the presentation of a U.S. flag to a family member and a bugler blowing Taps. Most of the time, there is a three-volley rifle salute if requested by family members. But now, if the deceased served in the Air Force, the three-volley salute is not an option because the Air Force can no longer support riflemen for funeral services for veteran retirees. [....] “To me, without the 21-gun salute, it just does not make it complete a proper military burial,”...
  • Obama Not Scheduled to Attend San Bernardino Funerals

    12/11/2015 7:27:58 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 77 replies
    President Barack Obama is not scheduled to attend any of the funerals for the victims of the San Bernardino terror attack nine days ago, Breitbart News has learned. He has yet to visit the town in the wake of the deadliest terror attack since 9/11. The White House did not return a request for comment about the president’s schedule. It is unknown to the public whether he will attend any funerals, the first of which took place on Thursday for victim Yvette Velasco. Two were scheduled for Friday morning, which Obama appears to be missing as well.
  • Over 1,000 turn out for unclaimed veteran's funeral

    11/17/2015 3:04:19 PM PST · by PROCON · 20 replies
    wthr.com ^ | Nov. 17, 2015 | Mary Milz
    INDIANAPOLIS - Over 1,000 well-wishers have turned out for the funeral of a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who died with no family to plan his final arrangements. There was an overflow crowd at the Lawrence United Methodist Church Tuesday morning for the funeral of Billy Aldridge. He died last month at the age of 80 at a local nursing home. When WTHR shared Mr. Aldridge's story on our Facebook page, the response was overwhelming, with thousands of Facebook fans sharing the post and commenting. Legacy Funeral Home asked the public to help give him a dignified funeral. Turnout is...
  • High school students volunteer as pallbearers for homeless veterans

    11/01/2015 7:31:33 PM PST · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    fox6now.com ^ | october 31, 2015
    Some Michigan high school students are redefining the term "extracurricular activity." In addition to club meetings, band practices and football games, University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy teens are also signing up to serve as pallbearers for homeless veterans. Six students recently volunteered to be pallbearers for three dead homeless veterans. Senior Joshua Gonzales is one of the student leaders who helped develop the program. He said this new opportunity for students is "meant to help dignify and respect the human being." The students' initial plan was to carry the caskets for homeless individuals, said the Rev. Karl...
  • Obama IS NOT WELCOME to Come Grandstand at the Funerals of Shooting Victims (VIDEO)

    10/06/2015 7:13:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/05/15 | Jim Hoft
    David Jacques, publisher of the Roseburg Beacon, told Bill OReilly on Monday that the people of Roseburg would not welcome Barack Obama if he came to town to politicize the funerals of the Umpqua College shooting victims. Madman Chris Harper-Mercer murdered eight students and a teacher last week in a shooting spree on campus. David Jacques and community leaders do not want Obama to come grandstand at the funerals: Well I think the president will not be welcomed into the community. And that is not just my opinion. We talked to dozens upon dozens of citizens, some family members of...
  • Gov. Jindal's threat to have Westboro members who disrupt funeral arrested sparks legal debate

    07/28/2015 6:49:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    KSLA News ^ | 07/28/2015 | By Fred Childers
    SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal gave a stern warning to Westboro Baptist Church members who had reportedly threatened to protest the funerals of the Lafayette movie theater victims. Let me be very clear, if they come here to Louisiana and they try to disrupt those funerals, we're going to lock them up, said Jindal. The funerals for Mayci Breaux and Jillian Johnson were held on Monday. Before that, Jindal issued an executive order asking police to enforce a Louisiana State law that protects against disturbing the peace at funerals. But, it did not have to be enforced...
  • Walker Cancels Campaign Events to Attend Funeral of Marine Killed in Chattanooga

    07/24/2015 6:08:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Breitbart Big Government, ^ | 7/24/15 | Sarah Rumpf
    Republican Presidential candidate Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) has cancelled his campaign events scheduled for tomorrow in order to attend the funeral of one of the five service members killed in the Chattanooga, Tennessee shooting, Breitbart News has learned. Marine Sgt. Carson Holmquist, 25, a native of Wisconsin, was killed on July 16th when a gunman opened fire at a Chattanooga Naval Reserve support center. According to Fox 6 Milwaukee, Holmquist was born in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, and graduated from Grantsburg High School. Holmquist joined the United States Marine Corps in 2009, and his service included deployments in Afghanistan and
  • Obama's Amazing Disgrace of a Eulogy

    06/28/2015 7:15:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 28, 2015 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Fresh off a victory lap in the Rose Garden where the #LOVEWINS president narcissistically defined agreeing with him as love, President Obama segued from LGBTQ rights into racial rancor and Biblical misrepresentation during a eulogy where he also defined Gods grace as agreeing with him. Taking to the pulpit at slain Charleston Emanuel A.M.E. Churchs pastor and state Senator Clementa Pinckneys going-home celebration, Barack Can you say Amen Obama assumed a black-preacher cadence and began the eulogy by Giving all praise and honor to [a] God whose Word the president normally revises with as much liberality as he does the...
  • Watch President Barack Obama Sing Amazing Grace at Clementa Pinckneys Funeral

    06/27/2015 6:22:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 06/26/2015 | By NATALIE ANDREWS
    CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO...
  • Obama to Deliver Eulogy for Slain S.C. Pastor Clementa Pinckney

    06/23/2015 8:10:38 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 54 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6-22-2015 | M. Alex Johnson and Kristin Donnelly
    President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, one of nine people killed in last week's shootings at a Charleston, South Carolina, church, the White House said Monday. Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will all attend funeral services Friday for Pinckney, a state senator and pastor of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, one of the oldest and most influential African-American churches in the U.S. Pinckney and eight other people were shot to death last week at a Wednesday night Bible study session.
  • Beau Biden's Funeral

    06/06/2015 8:42:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 125 replies
    June 6, 2015
    I am watching Beau Biden's funeral service on Fox News and it looked like that 0bama went up front to receive Communion. Did anyone else see this? I hope I am wrong
  • Slain cop promoted to detective as thousands mourn at his funeral

    05/09/2015 8:53:45 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 050815 | By Lorena Mongelli, Larry Celona and Laura ItalianoMay
    <p>Their agony was seared on their faces and into a citys heart.</p> <p>The father, mother and sister of NYPD Officer Brian Moore sobbed throughout his funeral Mass on Friday, bereft of all but his heroic memory and a shiny new detectives shield posthumously awarded.</p>
  • Concerns about Cremation: Some Very Strange Practices Are Emerging

    03/18/2015 7:30:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 118 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-17-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Concerns about Cremation: Some Very Strange Practices Are Emerging By: Msgr. Charles PopeSome years ago, the Church gave wider permission for cremation and also lifted traditional restrictions on having cremated remains present in the church for funeral Masses. All of this is pastorally understandable. Very few if any people these days choose cremation for the reasons it had traditionally been forbidden, namely as a denial of the resurrection of the body. Generally the reasons chosen are economic, due to the increasingly high cost of traditional burial and the difficulty, especially in urban areas, of finding room for large cemeteries. The basic norms from the church...
  • Forget Coffins: These Pods Will Turn You Into A Tree When You Die

    04/20/2015 5:29:31 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 60 replies
    Forget coffins, these burial pods are the future. Capsula Mundi is an eco-friendly alternative to being buried in a coffin.
  • Honoring those almost forgotten. Vets laid to rest in local cemetery for GIs

    03/29/2015 9:50:09 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    SIERRA VISTA A small group of almost forgotten veterans were laid to rest during a short, simple ceremony Saturday. Fred Santana, the founder of the Missing in America Project, said those who were honored are like many who have been on the shelves in Americas funeral homes. The cremains were brought to Sierra Vista from Tucson. Santana came to the event from California to witness the latest group of soldiers, sailors and airmen 17 of them this trip to finally have a military-style burial. He said one time he helped recover 15 Civil War veterans and some...
  • Obama Gave Al Sharpton Memento From Mandela Funeral

    02/08/2015 4:55:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 2/08/15
    A report by The Wall Street Journal reveals that when Al Sharpton was unable to attend the funeral of South Africas Nelson Mandela, President Barack Obama brought him a memento, a copy of the funeral program, signed in the presidents hand, To Reverend Sharpton. A fellow warrior for justice! According to The Wall Street Journal, the copy hangs on the wall in Sharptons Manhattan office. The conservative website, the Blaze, comments that the memento is a testament to cozy bonds between Obama and Sharpton.
  • Col. M.N Rai's Funeral

    01/29/2015 2:31:17 PM PST · by Republic_Venom · 12 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 1/28/2015 | YouTube Video
    http://youtu.be/EjWsL3Pk-cE Daughter cries out father's regiment war cry at his funeral. Col. Was killed yesterday by a Muslim jihadist.
  • Suicide bomb at Afghan funeral for Taliban victims kills 16

    01/29/2015 7:49:59 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Thursday, January 29, 2015
    KABUL, Afghanistan A suicide bomber struck a funeral in Afghanistan for the victims of an earlier Taliban attack, killing 16 people and wounding 39, an Afghan official said. The attack took place in eastern Laghman province, according to the local governor's spokesman, Sarhadi Zwak. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing but the blame is likely to fall on the Taliban who have staged similar attacks in the past.
  • Obama will travel to Saudi Arabia for King Abdullah's funeral (by skipping Taj Mahal visit)

    01/24/2015 3:05:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 24, 2015 | Jessica Taylor
    President Obama will forego a visit to the Taj Mahal during his visit to India in order to travel to Saudi Arabia for King Abdullahs funeral, the White House announced early Saturday morning. Vice President Biden was initially scheduled to lead the U.S. delegation, but he will instead now remain in Washington and Obama will add the stop onto his return from India, where the president is embarking on a three-day trip to foster economic ties with the nation. President Obama and the First Lady will travel to Riyadh on Tuesday, January 27 in order to pay respects to King...
  • Church canceled lesbian womans funeral, family says (Denver CO)

    01/14/2015 11:05:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    KIRO-TV, CBS 7, Seattle ^ | 4:27 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 | Jay Strubberg
    Dozens gathered outside a Colorado church to protest Tuesday after a bereaved family said the pastor stopped a womans funeral when he found out she was a lesbian. According to KMGH, Denvers New Hope Ministries ended Vanessa Colliers funeral Saturday after the minister saw a video tribute that showed Collier kissing her significant other, which the family had refused to edit. [] The pastor who called off the funeral defended his actions to KCNC, saying he hadnt been aware of the video until right before the service, and that he gave the family the chance to edit it.
  • Obama won't attend Paris march

    01/10/2015 6:06:23 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 134 replies
    Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama will not join other world leaders at Sunday's Paris march in tribute to the victims of this week's Islamist attacks in France, a US official told AFP. Ever since the bloody shooting that killed 12 people at satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday -- followed by separate attacks that left five more people dead -- Obama has made repeated declarations in support of America's "oldest ally."
  • Bill de Blasio: Those cops turning their backs on me shouldnt be so disrespectful

    01/06/2015 8:52:15 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/06/15 | Dan Calabrese
    De Blasio has engaged in non-stop political action for his own benefit at the expense of the police The guy who has built is career largely by railing against the police, and by opposing much of what they do to control crime on the grounds that it is beastly and unfair to the citizens, is having a hard time understanding why cops would turn their backs on him - as they of course did, literally - at the funerals of Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. Bill de Blasio just finds the whole thing so disrespectful: They were disrespectful to...
  • (Police Commissioner) Bratton warns NYPD not to turn backs on mayor at cops funeral

    01/03/2015 3:53:22 AM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 2, 2015 | Larry Celona, Shawn Cohen and Danika Fears
    Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is so worried his cops will turn their backs to his boss, Mayor Bill de Blasio, at another NYPD funeral that he sent out a memo to shame them into good behavior, sources told The Post. A heros funeral is about grieving, not grievance, began the four-paragraph plea, which is being read at precinct roll calls ahead of slain Officer Wenjian Lius Sunday service. Bratton wont punish officers who choose to turn their backs to de Blasio which was done in droves at the funeral for fallen Officer Rafael Ramos but he pleaded with...
  • Bill de Blasio aides asked political allies to publicly slam NYPD officers for turning their backs

    12/31/2014 7:48:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/31/14 | Michael Zennie
    Bill de Blasio aides asked political allies to publicly slam NYPD officers for turning their backs to the mayor at funeral Bill de Blasio's lobbyists called top political allies and asked them to publicly slam the NYPD unions and cops for turning their backs on the New York mayor at a funeral for a slain officer, it has been revealed. DNA Info quotes two lawmakers who go calls from the de Blasio's aides asking them to speak out against the NYPD for its protest. 'City Hall wanted me to blast the Patrolmens Benevolent Association for turning their backs on him,'...
  • Polish family treasure an archaeological sensation in Sweden

    12/19/2014 11:36:36 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    PAP - Science and Scholarship in Poland ^ | May 12, 2014 | Daniel Zysk
    A small gold plate belonging to Polish family Sielscy from the Swedish Malmoe turned out to be an archaeological sensation. According to the researchers, it is probably a souvenir from the funeral of the Danish King Harald Bluetooth on the island of Wolin, dated to c. 986 AD. The discovery was made by 11 years old Maja Sielska, who diligently did her school homework about the Middle Ages. While looking through pictures of coins from this period in the textbook and on the Internet, the girl saw a plate with mysterious inscriptions similar to the one she had received from...
  • Viking 'ring fortress' discovered in Denmark

    09/08/2014 11:44:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 12:22PM BST 06 Sep 2014 | Andrew Marszal
    The fortress found on the Danish island of Zealand, around 30 miles south of Copenhagen, is the fifth circular fortress to be unearthed, and the first in over 60 years. This is great news, said Lasse Sonne, a Viking historian from the Saxo Institute at the University of Copenhagen. Although there were Vikings in other countries, these circular fortresses are unique to Denmark. Many have given up hope that there were many of them left. Like previously discovered ring fortresses, the Vall Borgring is thought to date back to the late tenth century and the reign of Harald Bluetooth, the...
  • Sweyn Forkbeard: England's forgotten Viking king

    12/30/2013 6:09:05 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 30 replies
    BBC News ^ | David McKenna
    On Christmas Day 1013, Danish ruler Sweyn Forkbeard was declared King of all England and the town of Gainsborough its capital. But why is so little known of the man who would be England's shortest-reigning king and the role he played in shaping the early history of the nation? For 20 years, Sweyn, a "murderous character" who deposed his father Harold Bluetooth, waged war on England. And exactly 1,000 years ago, with his son Canute by his side, a large-scale invasion finally proved decisive. It was a brutal time, which saw women burned alive, children impaled on lances and men...
  • Danish teenager makes rare Viking-era find with metal detector

    05/17/2013 4:30:09 PM PDT · by Doogle · 26 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 05/16/13 | AP via FOX
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark Danish museum officials say that an archaeological dig last year has revealed 365 items from the Viking era, including 60 rare coins. Danish National Museum spokesman Jens Christian Moesgaard says the coins have a distinctive cross motif attributed to Norse King Harald Bluetooth, who is believed to have brought Christianity to Norway and Denmark. Sixteen-year-old Michael Stokbro Larsen found the coins and other items with a metal detector in a field in northern Denmark.
  • The English inspired Vikings to build cities

    09/19/2012 4:57:29 AM PDT · by Renfield · 14 replies
    ScienceNordic.com ^ | 9-16-2012 | Anne Ringgaard
    When Danish Vikings sailed across the North Sea and conquered England, they left their mark on the English language and place names. Thats common knowledge, at least to historians. Whats perhaps less known is that the influence cut both ways. Although England was under Danish rule in the Viking Age, the English were culturally and politically more sophisticated than their neighbours to the east. Historian Marie Bnlkke Spejlborg was one of the more than 300 Norse mythology researchers who attended the 15th International Saga Conference held recently in Aarhus, Denmark. She is currently writing her PhD thesis about how the...
  • Archaeologists uncover Harald Bluetooth's royal palace

    06/24/2010 6:04:33 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Copenhagen Post ^ | Thursday, June 24, 2010 | unattributed
    In what they describe as a 'sensational' discovery, archaeologists from rhus find the remains of 10th century king's royal residence. After speculating for centuries about its location, the royal residence of Harald Bluetooth has finally been discovered close to the ancient Jellinge complex with its famous runic stones in southern Jutland. The remains of the ancient wooden buildings were uncovered in the north-eastern corner of the Jellinge complex which consists of royal burial mounds, standing stones in the form of a ship and runic stones. Harald ruled Denmark between 940 and 985 AD and is reputed to have conquered Norway...
  • Crystal Amulet Poses Question On Early Christianity (Denmark - 100AD)

    03/09/2007 11:37:30 AM PST · by blam · 88 replies · 2,310+ views
    Denmark DK ^ | 3-9-2007
    9 March 2007 Crystal amulet poses question on early Christianity An overlooked crystal amulet in the National Museum suggests new understandings about Christianity's origins in Denmark King Harold Bluetooth brought Christianity to Denmark roughly 1100 years ago. At least that's what he declared on the Jelling Stone located in Jutland: 'King Haraldr ordered this monument made in memory of Gormr, his father, and in memory of Thyrv, his mother; that Haraldr who won for himself all of Denmark and Norway and made the Danes Christian.' A tiny crystal amulet in the National Museum's archives suggests something quite different though, that...
  • Possible Third Jellinge Stone Found (Viking Era)

    11/06/2006 10:35:51 AM PST · by blam · 21 replies · 916+ views
    Possible third Jellinge stone found By The Copenhagen Post Archaeologists believe they have found a new Viking-era stone engraved with ancient Danish Rune writing Archaeologists from Vejle Museum think they may have found a third 'Jellinge stone' - a large rock with carved runes and considered the first examples of written language in Denmark. The researchers have found seven stones in all, which they believe date from the 10th century. Jellinge stones tell of the founding of Denmark and of Christianity's arrival in the country. Even if the stones do not yield a true Jellinge stone, the find is still...
  • Viking Gainsborough: Former capital promotes Sweyn Forkbeard links

    12/27/2014 9:35:55 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 27 replies
    http://www.bbc.com ^ | 25 December 2014 | unknown
    A town that was briefly capital of England is looking to make more of its links with a Viking king who ruled for just 40 days. Sweyn Forkbeard, the nation's shortest reigning monarch, began his rule on Christmas Day, 1001 years ago in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. Officials want to twin the town with Sweyn's birthplace of Roskilde, Denmark and stage a festival. They also hope to mark his death with a re-enactment of a Viking burial.
  • 25,000 cops, family arrive for fallen NYPD officers funeral

    12/27/2014 7:32:04 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 82 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/27/14 | NA
    Link to the Live Player to hear Joe Biden's address. Joe Biden's address
  • Abortion clinics offer Grief and Burial support

    12/22/2014 8:17:27 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Saynsumthn's Blog ^ | December 22, 2014 | Saynsumthn
    Washington State abortion clinic chain advertises that they offer women bereavement resources and services and grief counseling. What exactly would a woman grieve after having an abortion? Perhaps a baby? Cedar River abortions clinics have locations in Seattle, Renton, and Tacoma Washington. According to their website, Cedar River Clinics, is operated by the Feminist Womens Health Center (FWHC), which was founded in Yakima in 1979. The Renton and Tacoma centers were added when their physician-owners and the name Cedar River Clinics was adopted. The Renton center was purchased in 1991 when abortionist Baird Bardarson retired. In 2014, FWHC acquired Aurora...
  • NYC cops preemptively uninvite Mayor Bill de Blasio to their funerals

    12/13/2014 9:18:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/13/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The situation between New York City police and the Mayor’s office has clearly reached a critical point. While they have disagreed on several things in the recent past, there always seemed to be some level of cooperation remaining, or at least the willingness to maintain a public patina of such when the cameras were turned on. But after Bill de Blasio’s response in the wake of Eric Garner’s death, it seems that city’s finest have had enough. A police union in the Big Apple has asked their members to sign a waiver stating their wishes that Hizonor refrain from...
  • Abortion clinics waste disposal methods a place for pro-life activism?

    12/07/2014 5:03:08 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Dec 6, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Pro-lifers have employed many strategies to drive abortion clinics out of business, and have had tremendous success within the past few years. One thing that pro-life activists havent tried as frequently is regulating what abortion clinics do with the bodies of the babies they abort. Monica Migliorino Miller, in her book Abandoned, talks about how she and fellow activists started a crusade against a pet cemetery that was incinerating the bodies of aborted babies along with those of cats and dogs. Her efforts shone a spotlight on the grisly business of abortion and led to the end of the practice...
  • A funeral Mass for Mayor Thomas Menino

    10/31/2014 2:10:50 PM PDT · by cleghornboy · 3 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | October 31, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    The website ontheissues.org notes that: "Since an abortive run for Congress in 1992 while still a City Councilor, Menino has supported legal abortion and the public funding of abortion. In his first campaign for Mayor in 1993, he indicated that he would continue the practice of taxpayer finance abortions at Boston City Hospital." See here. As Mayor of Boston, Thomas Menino marched with homosexuals, promoted same-sex "marriage," and expressed his desire to keep the restaurant chain Chicj-fil-A out of Boston because of its adherence to Biblical values. See here.
  • World War II Veteran Given Viking Funeral; U.S. Coast Guard Agreed to Norse Send-Off

    10/03/2014 10:18:42 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, October 2, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    (U.S. Coast Guard photo) WWII veteran given Viking funeral; Coast Guard agreed to Norse send-off World War II veteran Andrew Haines decided years ago that he wanted a Norse-inspired funeral upon his death, and the U.S. Coast Guard obliged. Mr. Haines, who emigrated from Norway in 1927, scaled down blueprints for a 100-foot ship to a few feet in the years before he died. It was then up to the Coast Guard to decide whether it would ignite the boat and send-off Mr. Haines cremated remains in accordance with his wishes. Oh, I was thrilled, Mr. Haines son Andy...
  • Joan Rivers banned Adele, Michelle Obama from funeral

    09/08/2014 5:36:14 PM PDT · by ncalburt · 64 replies
    WSYR-tv ^ | 9-8-2014 | Staff
    http://www.localsyr.com/story/d/story/joan-rivers-banned-adele-michelle-obama-from-funer/32046/HKvlbfyHyUWsgvkvFUmWlw
  • More White House officials at Michael Browns funeral than Thatchers

    08/26/2014 5:17:56 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 26 Aug 14 | Fox Staff
    The White House sent three officials to attend Monday's funeral for Michael Brown in St. Louis -- three more than it sent for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral last year. The administration's handling of the Brown funeral already has started to raise comparisons between the two. For Monday's funeral, the White House sent two officials with the White House Office of Public Engagement as well as Broderick Johnson, chairman of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force. No White House officials, though, were part of the presidential delegation sent last year to Thatcher's funeral. For that, the White...
  • Obama Sent No Representative to Memorial Mass for Beheaded Journalist James Foley

    08/25/2014 3:08:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/25/14 | Lauretta Brown
    President Barack Obama sent no White House representative to the memorial Mass held yesterday in Rochester, New Hampshire, for James Foley, the American journalist beheaded by the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) terrorists. President Obama, however, did send three White House aides to Mondays funeral for Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African American fatally shot in an encounter with a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. The memorial mass for James Foley took place Sunday at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Foleys hometown. Connie Hammond, an administrative assistant at Holy Rosary,
  • Michael Brown's funeral: Hope, tears and a call for social change

    08/25/2014 1:14:08 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 97 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/25/2014 | CNN
    St. Louis (CNN) -- The funeral of slain Ferguson, Missouri, teenager Michael Brown was a celebration of his life, a search for meaning in his death and a battle cry to change policing in America. The Rev. Al Sharpton delivered one of two eulogies during the service, and he had sharp words for those who looted stores and rioted after the teenager was shot. "You don't understand that Michael Brown does not want to be remembered for a riot. He wants to be remembered as the one that made America deal with how we're going to police in the United...
  • Michael Browns dad urges day of silence (Nothing to "defile" the name of Michael Brown)

    08/25/2014 8:50:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    ST. LOUIS The father of a black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson pleaded Sunday for a day of silence as he lays his son to rest Monday. Tomorrow all I want is peace, Michael Brown Sr. told hundreds of people in St. Louis largest city park during brief remarks at a festival that promotes peace over violence. Thats all I ask.(continued)
  • Father of Michael Brown calls for 'day of silence' at son's funeral Monday

    08/25/2014 5:27:02 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 25, 2014
    The father of an 18-year-old black man whose fatal shooting by a white police officer earlier this month led to several days of occasionally violent protests in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo. pleaded Sunday for a "day of silence" when he buries his son Monday. "Tomorrow all I want is peace while my son is being laid to rest," Michael Brown Sr. told hundreds of people in St. Louis' largest city park during brief remarks at a festival that promotes peace over violence. "That's all I ask. And thank you."
  • WH Snubbed US General and Margaret Thatchers Funerals, Sending 3 Officials to Michael Browns

    08/24/2014 1:25:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    The Obama administration announced this weekend that it will be sending not one, but three, officials to attend the funeral of Michael Brown on Monday. President Barack Obama is sending three White House officials to the funeral service of the Missouri teenager whose death in a police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, has sparked days of racial unrest. Leading the group for Monday's service will be the chairman of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force, Broderick Johnson. My Brother's Keeper is an Obama initiative that aims to empower young minorities. Johnson is also the secretary for the Cabinet. Also attending will...
  • Michael Brown funeral arrangements set; Rev. Al Sharpton to give eulogy

    08/20/2014 3:43:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    KMOV-TV ^ | August 19, 2014
    Funeral arrangements have been set for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old man killed by police in Ferguson last weekend. According to his attorney, Benjamin Crump, the funeral has been set for Monday, August 25, 2014 at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church at 10 a.m.