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  • Obama’s Waning Days Of Power Grow The Government By 1.5 Million Acres

    01/15/2017 7:02:18 AM PST · by Twotone · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Jan. 13, 2017 | Ken Ivory
    Thomas Jefferson acquired 530 million acres for $15 million and, under the Constitution, relinquished the vast majority of it to newly created states and their people- and changed the world. Outgoing President Barack Obama has now locked up 553 million acres as national monuments, in disregard of the Constitution and the equal protection of law, leaving western states and their people with burning forests, polluted air, devastated water supplies, blocked off access, underfunded schools and dead communities- and also changed the world.
  • 7 arrested during monument protests at Jackson Square

    09/24/2016 4:58:56 PM PDT · by BBell · 41 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/24/16 | Wilborn P. Nobles III, | The Times-Picayune
    The juxtaposition of drumbeats and chants of "No justice, no peace" filled the air on Saturday afternoon (Sept. 24) as hundreds marched toward Jackson Square in an act of protest against the four New Orleans monuments honoring Civil War era figures. For more photos from the protest, click here. Take 'Em Down NOLA arrived at Jackson Square at 2:17 p.m., where a horse-mounted New Orleans Police patrol blocked access to the Andrew Jackson monument. At one point, protesters could be heard chanting, "We can't get no satisfaction until you take down Andrew Jackson," and some threw liquid-filled balloons at the...
  • Obama Will Set Aside 5,000 Square Miles Off New England--Ban Commercial Fishing

    09/15/2016 9:44:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 78 replies ^ | 9/15/2016 | Susan Jones
    The State Department is hosting a two-day conference on the world's oceans, beginning today, and it's expected to produce a raft of announcements and initiatives, including new marine protected areas -- one off the coast of New England -- as well as a ban on single-use plastic bags. Ahead of the conference, press reports said President Obama on Thursday will establish the first national marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean to permanently protect nearly 5,000 square miles of underwater canyons and mountains off the coast of New England. The White House said the designation will lead to a ban on...
  • Muslims say one of the phrases on a new 9/11 monument is offensive, want it removed

    09/08/2016 6:40:45 PM PDT · by blueyon · 46 replies
    BPR BizPac Review ^ | 9/07/16 | Scott Morefield
    President Obama and Hillary Clinton aren’t the only ones having trouble identifying the religion of certain Middle Eastern descended terrorists. At least one Muslim group wants the words “Islamic terrorists” entirely scrubbed from a new Owego, NY 9-11 memorial created to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the attack. The Islamic Organization of Southern Tier, a New York state based Muslim activist group, told KTRK-TV that the words unfairly paint all Muslims with the same brush. Believing the “inflammatory” language could lead to anti-Muslim violence, the group would like the word “Islamic” scrubbed entirely, or even replaced with the words “Al...
  • Obama Designates a Homosexual Bar as a National Monument before Condescending to Americans

    07/01/2016 4:11:41 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 14 replies ^ | July 1, 2016 | Onan Coca
    It would probably be easier for me to list the times that President Obama did not condescend to the American people, but I’ll leave that task for later. In the latest installment of Obama looking down his nose at average Americans, the President decided to designate the Stonewall Inn (a homosexual bar) in New York City as a National Monument before explaining to traditional marriage supporters why they were bigoted curmudgeons.
  • Neanderthals built mysterious cave structures 175,000 years ago

    06/13/2016 1:51:05 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 27 replies
    The Guardian. ^ | 5/25/2016 | Ian Sample
    Mysterious structures found deep inside a French cave are the work of Neanderthal builders who lived in the region more than 100,000 years before modern humans set foot in Europe. The extraordinary constructions are made from nearly 400 stalagmites that have been yanked from the ground and stacked on top of one another to produce rudimentary walls on the damp cave floor. The most prominent formations are two ringed walls, built four layers deep in places, which appear to have been propped up with stalagmites wedged in place as vertical stays. The largest of the walls is nearly seven metres...
  • Ceremony marks dedication of new Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument

    03/20/2016 9:10:12 AM PDT · by MeganC · 5 replies
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat ^ | 19 March 2016 | ELOÍSA RUANO GONZÁLEZ
    State and federal officials Saturday dedicated the new Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument with a ceremony and festival. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell and Reps. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, and John Garamendi, D-Fairfield, gathered along with hundreds of other officials and conservationists at Cowboy Camp, a popular recreation site west of Williams, to dedicate the monument that takes in a 331,000-acre mountainous region running through Napa, Lake, Mendocino, Solano and Yolo counties. “After years of tireless work by countless numbers of people, the Berryessa Snow Mountain region finally has the permanent protection it deserves,” Thompson said...
  • Obama creates 3 new national monuments to protect 1.8 million acres of California desert

    02/11/2016 10:50:14 PM PST · by Drago · 65 replies
    The L.A. Times ^ | 01/11/2016 | Louis Sahagun
    President Obama designated three new national monuments in the California desert Thursday, expanding federal protection to 1.8 million acres of landscapes that have retained their natural beauty despite decades of heavy mining, cattle ranching and off-roading.
  • Civil War [Union] monument in Petersburg vandalized

    08/30/2015 7:05:08 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 22 replies ^ | August 30, 2015 | WTVR 6 Staff
    A Civil War monument in Petersburg was vandalized at some point early Saturday morning. The Monument to Union Soldiers stands on Wakefield Street and is across from Walnut Hill Elementary School. Petersburg police and the National Parks Service are working together to investigate the damage. If you have any information that could help investigators, call Petersburg police at 804-732-4222 or Crime Stoppers at 804-861-1212.
  • New National Monuments Are Established by Obama

    07/10/2015 4:12:22 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 26 replies
    President Obama announced on Friday that he was designating new national monuments covering more than a million acres in California, Texas and Nevada, his latest use of executive power to preserve public land. The designations, made under the Antiquities Act of 1906, bring to 19 the number of national monuments that Mr. Obama has established or expanded. They cover more than 260 million acres of public lands and waters. Republicans have criticized Mr. Obama, who has turned to that law more than any other president, for his expansive use of his authority to preserve sites of ecological, historical or cultural...
  • 3 New National Monuments Are Established by Obama

    07/10/2015 7:23:47 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 10 2015 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    President Obama announced on Friday that he was designating new national monuments covering more than a million acres in California, Texas and Nevada, his latest use of executive power to preserve public land. Mr. Obama designated Berryessa Snow Mountain in California; a paleontological site in Texas known as Waco Mammoth; and the Basin and Range in Nevada, which includes rock art dating back 4,000 years, theWhite House said in a statement. The designations, made under the Antiquities Act of 1906, bring to 19 the number of national monuments that Mr. Obama has established or expanded. They cover more than 260...
  • Planned fallen soldier monument in Mich. veterans memorial causes controversy over prominence of gun

    04/17/2015 7:37:12 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 17 replies ^ | April 15, 2015 | Fox News
    A veterans group wants to complete the Veterans Memorial in Milford's Central Park with a fallen soldier monument, but the Village Council isn't sure the piece — which features a pair of boots and a helmet atop an M-16 rife — is an appropriate focal point for the park. Bear Hall, founder and chairman of the local Friends of American Veterans (FAV), approached the council earlier this month hoping for approval of the plan. The group wants to place a fallen solder memorial – also known as a battle field cross – at the end of the brick paver walkway...
  • Ca. Soldier Ambushed by Islamic Held EMPTY Gun 'cuz Guarding Monuments Deemed Purely 'Ceremonial'

    10/27/2014 4:46:51 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 27 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    When I first heard of Nathan Cirillo being shot at Ottowa's unknown-soldier monument, I just assumed he never saw it coming and couldn't resist simply due to the element of surprise... Then I heard on Fox yesterday that he was 'unarmed because the posting was ceremonial'... really? Turns out the gun slung-over his shoulder wasn't even loaded. Anybody out there know if our monument guards are armed with live ammo here in the US? After a bit of research, I've yet to find the answer. If not, seems insane- such a public target, just a sitting duck standing there on...
  • The Devil's Due: Satanic monument is inevitable

    01/16/2014 6:42:53 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 24 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | January 16, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    The Devil’s Due: Satanic monument is inevitable by Daniel Clark In Oklahoma City, a group calling itself The Satanic Temple is proposing to erect a statue of Satan in front of the State Capitol. A design they’ve submitted depicts him as a goat-headed figure with wings, seated on a throne marked with a pentagram, and ministering to two small children. The Satanic Temple claims a right to do this, based on the presence of a monument of the Ten Commandments on Capitol grounds, which the ACLU is now suing to have removed. It’s not hard to see where this is...
  • Christian Leader Offers to Not Press Charges Against Vandals Who Toppled Decalogue Display

    09/25/2013 5:09:38 AM PDT · by Center2Right · 6 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | September 24, 2013 | Michael Gryboski
    WASHINGTON – The leader of a Christian organization that had a Ten Commandments display vandalized has offered to not press charges against the unknown perpetrators. The Rev. Rob Schenck, president of Faith And Action, announced Tuesday afternoon at a press conference that he would not file charges provided the perpetrators agree to meet with him. "If you will come forward and confess your crime we will not press charges or pursue prosecution against you," said Schenck.............. Read more at
  • 10 Commandments Monument Toppled in Washington

    09/23/2013 11:34:52 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/23/2013
    <p>A stone monument of the Ten Commandments that sits on a street behind the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington and was the subject of controversy in the past has been toppled by vandals.</p> <p>The 3-foot-by-3-foot granite monument weighs 850 pounds and sits out front of the headquarters of Faith and Action, a Christian outreach ministry. The group installed the tablets in a garden outside its offices in 2006, and the group's president said the tablets were angled so that justices arriving at the high court would see them.</p>
  • America's First Ever Monument to Atheism Has A Very Appropriate Design to It

    07/01/2013 11:29:09 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 22 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-1-13 | The Looking Spoon
    {fsubscribe}America now has its first monument to atheism...I've never understood atheism. I mean, I get that they don't believe in God (a belief that is ironic in that it's way more irrational than their perspective people who do believe in something).What I don't get is this pathological need to spread their non-belief. Isn't trying to convert people to your way of thinking a...I don't know, what's the word....RELIGION?!?Anyway, here's what it looks like...
  • Vandals knock over monument for Michelle Obama ancestor

    06/11/2013 3:43:10 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 60 replies
    WSBTV ^ | June 10, 2013
    REX, Ga. — Police are trying to figure out who knocked over a monument dedicated to an ancestor of first lady Michelle Obama. “When I saw it, I shed a few tears,” Vicki Smith told Channel 2’s Linda Stouffer. Smith helped get the monument to Rex. It’s a tribute to Melvinia Shields, the great-great-great grandmother of Obama. Shields was born into slavery in 1844 and later moved to Georgia. Clayton County Commissioner Sonna Singleton said the monument company will have to lift the heavy stone to check for cracks after someone pushed it off the foundation block. “It was our...
  • Christian Group Believes Atheists Have Right to Post Monument at Florida Courthouse

    06/03/2013 10:21:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/03/2013 | Michael Gryboski
    A member of a Christian organization that posted a Decalogue outside a Florida courthouse said an atheist group posting a monument in the same location has the right to do so. American Atheists will soon be posting what is believed to be the United States' first atheist monument on public property outside of the Bradford County Courthouse later this month. Ken Weaver, member of the Starke, Fla.-based group Community Men's Fellowship, told The Christian Post about how he feels regarding the atheist monument bench. "Simply put, while we do not agree with the 'faith' of the American Atheists that disregards...

    12/13/2012 9:48:22 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 6 replies
    Via Email | December 13, 2012 | Alan Korwin
    THE ARIZONA BILL OF RIGHTS CELEBRATION WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE ARIZONA STATE CAPITAL Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, starting at 10 a.m. [There will be no formal evening event as previously announced] 10:00 a.m. - Dedication of the Bill of Rights Monument at the Arizona State Capital THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THE NATION THE BILL OF RIGHTS -- CARVED IN STONE -- UNVEILED THIS SATURDAY The complete Bill Of Rights will be read aloud from Stone Tablets! The monument will be unwrapped and unveiled Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, Bill of Rights Day, at 10 a.m. Do not miss...
  • PETA wants sign to memorialize fish killed in crash

    10/29/2012 5:30:30 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | October 29, 2012 | Alejandra Molina
    <p>An Irvine resident representing the group requests that the city place the sign recognizing the suffering of hundreds of saltwater bass that died at the spot.</p> <p>An Irvine resident is requesting that the city install a sign to memorialize the hundreds of fish killed in a traffic crash in early October as they were being taken to Irvine Ranch Market.</p>
  • Queen to Unveil WWII Monument in London: Germans Grudgingly Accept Bomber Memorial

    06/25/2012 2:55:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 118 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 06/25/2012 | David Crossland in Berlin
    The planned unveiling in London of a memorial to the 55,573 Royal Air Force Bomber Command airmen killed in World War II has sparked muted criticism in Germany, where many regard the Allied air raids that destroyed entire cities and killed over 500,000 civilians as unjustified and criminal. Helma Orosz, the mayor of Dresden, which was devastated in an Allied attack in February 1945, criticized the plans for the monument when they first became public in 2010, and spoke to London Mayor Boris Johnson about it. "The planned memorial triggered astonishment in Dresden and was judged critically by us in...
  • Atheist group wants firefighter's 91-year-old war memorial and prayer removed

    04/25/2012 10:33:20 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies ^ | 4-25-2012 | unknown
    WOONSOCKET, R.I. (FOX 25) - “The Firefighter’s Prayer” is a creed dear to firefighters all over the United States; however, that prayer and a monument in Woonsocket, R.I. are under fire by a national group which says the department is blurring the lines of religion. Tom Poole, a disabled veteran, is one of many in Woonsocket trying to protect a cross that stands on top of a monument located in the parking lot of the city’s fire station on Cumberland Hill Road. The monument was erected 91 years ago to honor Woonsocket war veterans, including the three brothers killed in...
  • Obama: King 'Stirred Our Conscience'

    10/16/2011 5:29:28 PM PDT · by workerbee · 12 replies
    AP via Fox ^ | 10/16/11
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama saluted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday as a man who "stirred our conscience" and made the Union "more perfect," rejoicing in the dedication of a monument memorializing the slain civil rights leader's life and work. "I know we will overcome," Obama proclaimed, standing the 30-foot (9-meter) granite monument to King on the National Mall. "I know this," the president said, "because of the man towering over us." Obama and his wife, Michelle, and Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, joined a host of civil rights figures for the dedication on the sun-splashed...
  • Monumental Hubris (Chinese laborers worked on MLK memorial)

    09/07/2011 7:13:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Human Events ^ | September 5, 2011 | Daniel J. Flynn
    Will work for national honor. We don’t know if the Chinese stonemasons who built the new Martin Luther King memorial got the job by shoving a sign bearing that message into the faces of its overseers. We know only that unpaid, nonunion, foreign nationals built the massive shrine on the Mall. They toiled for “national honor” and “to bring glory to the Chinese people,” one of them explained to an investigator hired by the DC-area stonemasons promised the job. Happy Labor Day! Martin Luther King died in Memphis supporting a strike by the city’s garbagemen. So it’s not a stretch...
  • 9/11 monument causing controversy in Saratoga Springs

    08/17/2011 6:14:23 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 4 replies
    Fox 23 News ^ | August 16, 2011 | Reported by: Torie Wells
    The sculpture that is creating so much controversy is a memorial made out of steel from the World Trade Center. The original plan was to place the sculpture at the Saratoga Springs City Center. But as it was built it became clear that area wouldn't be big enough to display it. Some people suggested it be placed at the fire house instead. "I have a public safety concern because I don't want visitors in the driveway," said Mayor Scott Johnson. Safety concerns were raised by some, size concerns were raised by others. The visitor center lawn was brought to the...
  • Confederate soldier stands his ground (guards damaged monument dedicated to American soldiers)

    08/15/2011 6:35:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 72 replies
    Go Dan River ^ | 8/14/11 | Danielle Battaglia
    Confederate soldier stands his groundBy: Danielle Battaglia Published: August 14, 2011 Despite the Reidsville Confederate Monument officially departing his post on Scales Street, another soldier is taking his place and standing up for what he believes is right. On Friday morning, Jamie Funkhouser, the confederate soldier who came to Reidsville in June to raise awareness for the city council meeting discussing the future of the monument, returned to bring awareness to the fact that the soldier will soon be moved. The Reidsville Monument stood at the intersection of Scales Street and West Morehead Street for 101 years until Mark Anthony...
  • Monument to police torture victims planned

    06/24/2011 7:33:20 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 24, 2011
    Chicago attorneys and activists are planning a monument to memorialize the victims of police torture. The group is asking artists to submit proposals for the monument. Group members say their goal is "to honor the survivors of torture, their family members, and the African American communities affected by the torture."
  • Bahrain Tears Down Monument as Protesters Seethe

    03/18/2011 11:48:21 AM PDT · by Son House · 20 replies
    NYTIMES.COM ^ | March 18, 2011 | By ETHAN BRONNER
    Bahrain on Friday tore down the protest movement’s defining monument, the pearl at the center of Pearl Square, a symbolic strike that carried a sense of finality. The official news agency described the razing as a facelift. “We did it to remove a bad memory,” Bahrain’s foreign minister, Sheik Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa, said at a news conference. “The whole thing caused our society to be polarized. We don’t want a monument to a bad memory.” The destruction of the monument was part of a chain of events that, in a matter of days, turned Bahrain from a symbol of...
  • Arab TV Director: Ground Zero Mosque would be ‘Monument’ for Terrorists

    08/17/2010 3:27:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 8/17/10 | Alana Goodman
    The director of Al-Arabiya TV, a popular Arab-language news station, wrote that "Muslims never asked for" the proposed mosque at Ground Zero, and "do not care about its construction," in a column for London daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat on Aug. 16. “I can't imagine that Muslims [actually] want a mosque at this particular location, because it will become an arena for the promoters of hatred, and a monument to those who committed the crime,” wrote Al-Arabiya director Abd Al-Rahman al-Rashid in the column, which was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute.
  • Newt Gingrich Slams Muslim Mosque/ Victory Monument at Ground Zero

    07/27/2010 2:38:37 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-27-10 | Mike's America
    Sarah Palin was dismissed as a light weight and Islamophobe. They can't say the same about Newt!In my posts (here, here) objecting to the building of a mosque near the site of Ground Zero in New York set to open on the 10th anniversary of the attacks by radical Islam, I hardly mentioned the significance of the name "Cordoba House" which the mosque builders proposed for this 13 story mega mosque. The name did not escape the notice of Newt Gingrich: Newt Gingrich Statement on the Proposed “Cordoba House” Mosque near Ground Zero July 21, 2010 6pm There should be...
  • In Memory of all the Christians that Muslims have killed

    07/22/2010 2:21:59 AM PDT · by rambo316 · 6 replies
    MY BRAIN | 7/23/10 | Me
    Just a thought. In the middle east, for showing that one is a Christian, for proslytizing, and for any other Christian act, one would be killed without question and it has been that way for a long time. So, in memory of all those Christians who have been killed by these muslims, I say, we aquire land in Egypt and other parts of the middle east because there are so many "freedoms" that these islamic countries have to offer, and build huge Catholic Churches and churches of other denominations and on top of that, Synagogues; and all make it sort...
  • White House to host summit on conservation

    03/31/2010 2:18:49 AM PDT · by marsh2 · 5 replies · 436+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | March 28, 2010 | Jim Tankersley
    "Under President Obama's vision for a "21st century conservation agenda," the federal government would bring together cities, states, tribes and nongovernmental organizations working on conservation efforts, and encourage families to spend more time outdoors, officials said."
  • Senate turns back bid to block White House on national monuments

    02/27/2010 7:17:05 AM PST · by Outside da Box · 4 replies · 373+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/26/2010 | Ben Geman
    The first round of a new fight over White House power to unilaterally impose new protections on large tracts of western lands went to the Obama administration. The Senate on Thursday rejected, 38-58, Sen. Jim DeMint’s (R-S.C.) bid to block White House authority to designate national monuments in western states. DeMint wanted to attach the amendment to legislation approved yesterday aimed at bolstering tourism in the U.S.
  • War on the West II

    02/24/2010 1:29:34 PM PST · by Outside da Box · 1 replies · 255+ views
    Heritage ^ | 2/24/2010 | Rob Gordon
    A recently revealed Department of Interior “internal working document” has set off similar fire alarms across the West. It identifies BLM lands as potential sites for designation as new national monuments, as possibly meriting “special conservation” status or as targets of “land rationalization”. Unlike a national park or national wildlife refuge, these actions are carried out by the Executive Branch without any need for Congressional approval. The Department of Interior document in question ­- reportedly drafted at the behest of Obama’s Interior Secretary Ken Salazar – identifies more than six times the land area locked up in the Grand Staircase...
  • Senator Hatch calls Rahm Eanuel at White House to complain about monument plan

    02/20/2010 5:29:42 AM PST · by Outside da Box · 23 replies · 1,329+ views
    The Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | 2/19/2010 | Matt Canham
    White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel received an earful from Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch on Friday, one day after a leaked administration memo indicated the president was considering naming two new national monuments in the state. Hatch's office said the senator called Emanuel to complain about the potential unilateral action and Emanuel promised to provide an official response after consulting with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. "I made very clear to him that if the Administration goes down this road, it will meet absolute outrage and opposition from across the state and from me representing Utah in the United States...
  • Jerusalem Monument to 9/11 Victims Unveiled by JNF

    11/12/2009 9:23:00 PM PST · by bogusname · 24 replies · 743+ views
    Israel National News ^ | November 12, 2009 | Hana Levi Julian
    A bright blue sky could not hide the gray shadows of pain that marked the eyes of the families of the victims of the "9/11" terrorist attack that found themselves in Arazim Park in Jerusalem on Thursday. They had gathered together with international dignitaries and Israeli leaders to dedicate a new monument to the their loved ones, who lost their lives in the senseless 2001 attack on America by the Al Qaeda terrorist organization...
  • 'Chuck' bucks have run dry (Tax-cheat Charlie's deserted "monument to me" needs $30 mil)

    11/08/2009 6:54:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies · 640+ views
    NY Post ^ | 11/08/09 | MELISSA KLEIN and ISABEL VINCENT
    'Chuck' bucks have run dryJust 3G in donations for 'Rangel' school By MELISSA KLEIN and ISABEL VINCENT Last Updated: 6:42 AM, November 8, 2009 Donors have contributed just $3,315 to the Rangel Center at City College since the Harlem congressman became enmeshed in scandal last fall. The center -- which critics have derided as a "monument to me" -- needs $30 million to renovate a derelict building in Harlem and fulfill its mission to prepare minority students for public-service careers. But data provided by the college shows Rangel's pet project has amassed just $6.6 million in pledges, and only $650,000...
  • Obama monument to cost Sh112 million (Kenyan Shilling)

    10/31/2009 10:18:44 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 37 replies · 2,723+ views
    Sunday Nation ^ | November 1, 2009
    The Kenyan Government plans to build a Sh112 million cultural centre in honour of US President Barack Obama at his ancestral home in Kogelo. The Sunday Nation has learnt that the proposal to construct the Obama Cultural and Leadership Centre, will be part of discussions by permanent secretaries during a meeting at Nairobi's Harambee House on Monday. The project is meant to attract a large number of tourists from across the world, who may be interested in visiting the ancestral home of the man who surmounted racial barriers, to become the president of the world’s most powerful nation. Ironically, the...
  • 18m Tetsujin 28/Gigantor Monument Officially Opened

    10/04/2009 9:52:54 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 6 replies · 792+ views
    ANN ^ | 2009-10-04 12:13 EDT | _Shizuoka Shinbun_ staff
    To celebrate its revival after the 1995 earthquake, the city of Kobe held the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the "life-size" statue of Mitsuteru Yokoyama's Tetsujin #28 ("Ironman #28" or Gigantor) robot on Sunday. Minoru Yada, the 78-year-old voice actor of Tetsujin #28's fictional inventor Dr. Shikishima, led the the 28 people who cut the ribbon by yelling out "Tetsujin-28-go!" Yada was holding a mockup of the trademark remote control that the manga and anime's hero, schoolboy Shoutarou Kaneda (Jimmy Sparks), carried to control the robot. MBS News, Jiji Press, and The Kobe Shimbun all posted video reports from the ceremony. The...
  • N. Korea Builds 'African Renaissance' in Senegal

    08/13/2009 6:50:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 4,941+ views
    The Daily NK ^ | 08/11/09
    The monument "African Renaissance" under construction near Dakar International Airport in Senegal(photo taken on Aug. 10.) The monument, 50 meter high, is to be completed in coming December. N. Koreans have been building it since last year.
  • Where's monument for Obama's birthplace ?

    08/03/2009 6:40:02 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 25 replies · 1,713+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 3, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    Ronald Reagan's birthplace, a second-story apartment over what was once a small-town tavern in Tampico, Ill., is today marked by a museum. John Adams' birthplace is a national park. Even Rutherford B. Hayes, whose birthplace is today covered over by a BP gas station, merits a metal plaque commemorating the location. But while most of America's 44 presidents have tourist attractions or monuments of some kind marking their birthplaces, President Barack Obama – for several reasons – may not be granted the honor. Three obstacles in particular stand in the way: First, though Obama maintains he was born in Honolulu,...
  • World War II Air Crash Monument Finds Permanent Home at Fort Myer

    06/12/2009 4:56:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 601+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 12, 2009 – A granite monument dedicated to 40 U.S. servicemembers who perished in an air crash in Australia during World War II has found a permanent home at Fort Myer, Va. Left to right, retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Bruce A. Wright; Australian Air Vice-Marshal Kym Osley, head of the Australian embassy’s defense staff; U.S. Army Secretary Pete Geren; Harry McAlpine, president of the Returned and Services League’s Washington, D.C., sub-branch; U.S. Army Col. Laura J. Richardson, garrison commander of the Fort Myer Military Community; Robert S. Cutler, executive director of the Bakers Creek Memorial...
  • Washington D.C. Memorials On A Clear Spring Day

    04/16/2009 5:01:25 AM PDT · by mft112345 · 238+ views
    Youtube ^ | 4/16/2009 | MT
    Watch video at: We recommend touring Washington, D.C. during the brief period of cherry blossoms. We made this video, highlighting the Washington Monumement, Jefferson and FDR Memorials, on a day with clear skies.
  • Feinstein seeks monument status for desert swath

    03/20/2009 7:20:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies · 1,226+ views
    AP on Mercury News ^ | 3/20/09 | Kevin Freking - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 500,000 acres in the Mojave Desert would be off-limits to wind or solar energy production under legislation Sen. Dianne Feinstein intends to introduce. The land is coveted by companies seeking to develop alternative energy, setting up a potential clash with one of the more powerful members of Congress. The land would seem ideally suited for solar energy production. Nineteen companies have submitted applications to build solar or wind facilities on the property, but such development would violate the spirit of what conservationists had intended when they donated much of the land to the public, said...
  • Columnist Calls for removal of NC's Confederate Monument

    02/23/2009 10:18:10 AM PST · by Rebeleye · 55 replies · 1,768+ views
    Raleigh (NC) News and Observer ^ | 8 February 2008 | J. Peder Zane
    Yet it remains Raleigh's most prominent piece of public art, a signature symbol with an ugly past representing values and ambitions that no longer reflect who we are.
  • Secret Plans For Obama Monument Revealed

    01/25/2009 7:32:44 PM PST · by ElKafir · 7 replies · 783+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | Transsylvania Phoenix
    Proposed location: our collective asses.
  • President Obama's Birthplace - A national monument?

    01/22/2009 8:58:37 AM PST · by deks · 78 replies · 3,382+ views
    President Barack H. Obama’s biographers will need to know a little more than is currently known about his birth. After all, the presidential birthplace should be a national monument. Preparations should be started now to preserve it. Where is the house in which he was born? Or was it a hospital, I can’t remember? Since Obama is one of our youngest presidents, the midwife who assisted the birth should still be alive. Historians and journalists would like to interview her. Wait, was it a doctor who attended the birth of our first black president? What was his name? Oh, you...
  • Artist to create massive Obama portrait near Barcelona beach

    10/25/2008 2:38:01 PM PDT · by Califreak · 18 replies · 685+ views
    Pravda ^ | 10/25/08 | Al Goodman
    The artist plans to create a gigantic face of Obama sculpted from gravel and sand, which will cover nearly 2.5 acres (1 hectare) of Barcelona beachfront before the U.S. elections.
  • Coral Castle: Mysterious Monument to Lost Love[FL]

    02/04/2008 9:23:19 AM PST · by BGHater · 26 replies · 2,874+ views
    How Did One Small Man Move 1,100 Tons of Stone to Build a Marvel of Engineering? Like the ancient wonders of Stonehenge or the Great Pyramids of Egypt, there is an incredible and mysterious creation right here in the United States. Coral Castle, in Homestead, Fla., just south of Miami, is an intricate rock garden made of enormous pieces of coral, many of them weighing several tons. But more amazingly, Coral Castle was built entirely by one man  Latvian immigrant Ed Leedskalnin, who stood just 5 feet tall and weighed 100 pounds. To this day, no one knows how...