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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
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/24/16 | Wilborn P. Nobles III, NOLA.com | 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
    cnsnews.com ^ | 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
    http://www.dcclothesline.com/ ^ | 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 · 23 replies
    WTVR.com ^ | 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
    NYT ^ | 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. 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
    FoxNews.com ^ | 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 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...