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  • 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 http://www.christianpost.com/news/christian-leader-offers-to-not-press-charges-against-vandals-who-toppled-decalogue-display-105240/#LltkOgW5F5lH4adY.99
  • 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...
  • THE ARIZONA BILL OF RIGHTS CELEBRATION

    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
    myfoxboston.com ^ | 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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJGFFNJOBtk 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
    ABC News ^ | 01 Feb 2008 | SAM CHAMPION, DARCY BONFILS and JONANN BRADY
    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...
  • Race of culprits in Confederate monument defacing surprises some

    12/20/2007 10:04:27 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 75 replies · 543+ views
    Southern AP News ^ | December 17, 2007 | DESIREE HUNTER
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - When vandals sprayed black paint on the faces and hands of statues on the Capitol's Confederate monument and left a reference to a rebellious slave's hanging, many assumed it was the work of blacks looking to make a statement.< snip >But the apprehension of three white 17-year-olds raised questions Monday about the motive and whether they should be charged with a hate crime as originally proposed. < snip >The letters and numbers "N.T. 11 11 31" were also written in black paint on the monument's limestone base, an apparent reference to slave Nat Turner who was hanged...
  • Monument to Che Guevara destroyed by Venezuelans (Hugo's Che shrine in ruins)

    10/20/2007 7:36:59 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies · 109+ views
    Scotman ^ | 10/20/07 | ETHAN MCNERN
    Monument to Che Guevara destroyed by Venezuelans ETHAN MCNERN A GROUP of Venezuelans shattered a glass monument to Cuban hero Che Guevara built by the government of leftist President Hugo Chavez, an area mayor told state TV yesterday. Jesus Espinoza, a municipal mayor in the mountain state of Merida, said: "A group from outside the municipality inconsiderately destroyed the monument to Che Guevara." Local media said a group identifying itself as the Patriotic Command of the Plateau took responsibility for ruining the 8ft glass monument inscribed with a message to honour the icon of Cuba's 1959 revolution. "We do not...
  • King monument criticized over artist

    08/25/2007 1:42:31 PM PDT · by Serb5150 · 29 replies · 602+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Sat Aug 25, 9:17 AM ET | Ben Evans
    WASHINGTON - The selection of a Chinese sculptor to carve a three-story monument to Martin Luther King Jr. on the National Mall is raising questions about what part of his legacy should be celebrated. King promoted peace and understanding among all people. His primary fight, however, was to win particular opportunities for blacks in the United States by juxtaposing the plight of an oppressed people against a message of freedom and democracy. A loose-knit but growing group of critics says a black artist — or at least an American — should have been chosen to create the King memorial between...
  • US heritage body wants Ram Setu preserved

    06/09/2007 1:32:11 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 12 replies · 787+ views
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, June 09, 2007 | The Pioneer
    World Monuments Fund favours garnering public support on this ancient bridge Government can make it a tourist attraction, say experts World Monuments Fund, an international preservation organisation that brings out World Monuments Watch List of endangered sites, has said that the Government of India should be made to realise that it's more valuable to preserve Ram Setu or Adam's Bridge than demolishing it. Marilyn Perry, chairman of the fund, said in an interview on the sidelines of the function to release the list of endangered sites of the world in its New York Madison Avenue office that the Federal Government...
  • Unrecognized: The World's Oldest Monument (Jericho - Sultan's Hill)

    04/28/2007 3:22:13 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 1,410+ views
    Aawsat ^ | 4-27-2007 | Osama al Eissa
    Unrecognized: The World’s Oldest Monument 27/04/2007 By Osama al Eissa Jerusalem, Asharq Al-Awsat- Approximately two kilometers away from Jericho’s city center lies Tel es-Sultan (Sultan’s Hill), the oval-shaped mound that the oasis of Jericho, the oldest city in the world, is famous for. The world’s earliest settlement was located at Tel es-Sultan, which stands in the form of several layers of habitation that make up today’s mound. And yet despite its importance and its ability to attract the world’s greatest researchers, it is not included on the World Heritage List, which is precisely what the Palestinian Authority’s Department of Antiquities...
  • Authorities arrest man in vandalism to Confederate Monument

    02/07/2007 4:09:54 PM PST · by csvset · 26 replies · 888+ views
    Authorities arrest man in vandalism to Confederate Monument In a follow-up to a story we first reported in June of 2005, on Monday, Portsmouth Police arrested a man and charged him with vandalizing the Confederate Soldiers' Monument located in the downtown area of the city.  The suspect was identified as 20-year-old Troy Capps of Portsmouth. Police say he was involved in defacing the monument on Court and High Streets by spray-painting the faces of the soldier with black paint. The monument was badly damaged, and crews worked for months to restore it. Capps was charged with a Class 6...
  • VETERAN'S MONUMENT DEFACED (Shelbyville, TN)

    10/31/2006 7:17:48 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 12 replies · 717+ views
    The Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | 31 October 2006 | Clint Confehr
    Defaced statue of WWII soldier in Shelbyville, TN A swastika has been painted on the helmet of the soldier's statue standing over Veterans Memorial Plaza on the south lawn of the Bedford County Courthouse. American Legion Commander Roy Bartlette noticed the vandalism on Monday. "I was up there, laying bricks this morning and I looked up and saw something that didn't look right, so I climbed up on the base to see if it was wet. It wasn't," Bartlette said. "I've called the sheriff about it. That's county property." It took veterans six months to get approval for the statue's...
  • Arizona Builds Moonbat 9/11 Memorial

    09/21/2006 8:11:04 AM PDT · by Uncledave · 4 replies · 1,059+ views
    Red State ^ | 9/21/2006 | Leon H Wolf
    Arizona Builds Moonbat 9/11 Memorial Have Your Duct Tape Handy Before Reading this Story By Leon H Wolf Posted in Liberals — Comments (0) / Email this page » / Leave a comment » This is one of those stories that is so outrageous that you almost assume it's fake - but in this case, there are pictures, so I'm going to go ahead and operate on the assumption that it's true. First things first, I came across this story at the indispensible Ace of Spades HQ (be advised: Ace does not have a no-profanity policy), and he's got...
  • US President's letter on Homo Homini Monument (Poland's tribute to the victims of 9/11)

    08/31/2006 3:43:22 PM PDT · by lizol · 14 replies · 417+ views
    Radio Polonia ^ | 31.08.2006
    US President's letter on Homo Homini Monument 31.08.2006 US President George Bush has sent a letter of greetings and best wishes to those who will attend the unveiling of the Homo Homini Memorial in Kielce, Poland. The monument will be unveiled on September 11 in honor of the victims of the terrorist attacks in New York of 2001 and will be a symbol of protest against terrorism. "This memorial is a fitting tribute to the men, women, and children who lost their lives to terrorism and a wonderful reminder that the best hope for peace is the expansion of freedom...
  • And Subjective Justice For All

    08/19/2006 2:21:09 PM PDT · by jennivinson · 384+ views
    1440 KEYS AM ^ | August 19, 2006 | Jenni Vinson Trejo
    And Subjective Justice For All By Jenni Vinson Trejo August 19, 2006 William S. Mosher lived in Harris County in Houston, Texas. Mosher was a prominent Houston businessman and philanthropist who had been a long-time active and supporter of a local Christian charity, the Star of Hope Mission, that provided food and shelter to indigents. William Mosher died in 1948. In 1953 the president of the Star of Hope Mission approached the Harris County Commissioners Court and secured permission to erect a memorial to Mosher on the Courthouse property. Morris testified that Star of Hope selected a location in front...
  • Judge: Okla. 10 Commandments monument OK

    08/19/2006 12:05:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 23 replies · 712+ views
    A federal judge on Friday said a Ten Commandments monument outside a courthouse can stay, rejecting arguments that it promotes Christianity at the expense of other religions. U.S. District Judge Ronald A. White in Muskogee, Okla., ruled that Haskell County did not violate the Constitution by erecting the monument. The county did not "overstep the constitutional line demarcating government neutrality toward religion," he wrote.
  • Judge allows Ten Commandments monument

    08/18/2006 5:08:26 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 50 replies · 860+ views
    Judge allows Ten Commandments monument By JEFF LATZKE, Associated Press Writer 10 minutes ago A federal judge on Friday said a Ten Commandments monument outside a courthouse can stay, rejecting arguments that it promotes Christianity at the expense of other religions. U.S. District Judge Ronald A. White in Muskogee ruled that Haskell County did not violate the Constitution by erecting the monument. The county did not "overstep the constitutional line demarcating government neutrality toward religion," he wrote. The county argued that the monument outside the Stigler courthouse was part of a historical display that included other monuments recognizing war veterans,...
  • Neolithic stone circle revealed in Brittany(France)

    08/17/2006 10:06:06 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 18 replies · 796+ views
    This French Life ^ | 17 Aug 2006 | Staff
    A SMALL building project in Brittany has hit the buffers with the discovery of a buried "menhir" or Neolithic standing stone. A little more digging by archaeologists uncovered around 50 other stones that date from between the 5th and 3rd Century BC. The site is near the village of Belz, in the south of Brittany, and the area is known for other standing stone formations, but this one is already being heralded as the most interesting ever discovered in France. A team from the Institut National de Recherches Archéologiques (Inrap) is slowly revealing a large quantity of remains such as...