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  • Critics say it’s time NY ends 1885 Scaffold Law

    08/31/2013 12:43:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 31, 2013 3:20 PM EDT | Michael Gormley
    Years before skyscrapers, when New York City’s tallest building was still the 281-foot spire of Wall Street’s historic Trinity Church, state lawmakers passed the Scaffold Law, which made property owners and contractors liable for most “gravity-related” injuries to workers on construction sites. … Some New York government agencies and contractors say the cost of the insurance, which can often be double that of other states, is hitting a crisis point that could soon suspend work on bridges, schools and the recovery from Superstorm Sandy.“It increases the cost of doing business and decreases what we are capable of doing in New...
  • 12 Little-Known Facts About the Declaration of Independence (Part 3)

    07/09/2013 3:32:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    Over the past two weeks, I've highlighted eight little-known facts about the Declaration of Independence. (If you missed the first two parts of this series, you can find them at http://www.creators.com/opinion/chuck-norris.html.) Here are the last four facts in my series: 9) One of the 26 known July 1776 copies of the Declaration of Independence was found behind an old painting purchased at a flea market for $4. In 1991, one of 24 known copies at the time of the declaration -- and one of only three known to be privately owned -- was auctioned for $2.42 million. What's even more...
  • Early draft of the Constitution found in Phila.

    02/02/2010 6:20:33 AM PST · by Danae · 47 replies · 1,100+ views
    Philly.com ^ | Feb 2, 2010 | Edward Colimore
    Researcher Lorianne Updike Toler was intrigued by the centuries-old document at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. On the back of a treasured draft of the U.S. Constitution was a truncated version of the same document, starting with the familiar words: "We The People. . . ." They had been scribbled upside down by one of the Constitution's framers, James Wilson, in the summer of 1787. The cursive continued, then abruptly stopped, as if pages were missing.
  • Obama Mum On What's In 'Book Of Secrets' - Radio Host Asks President About Fabled Book (Smerconish)

    08/21/2009 11:30:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 1,229+ views
    KHOG-TV / The Associated Press ^ | August 20, 2009 | Ann Sanner
    Yes, President Barack Obama has seen the fabled book of secrets from the "National Treasure" film sequel. And he's staying zipped on what's in it. "I would tell you but I'd have to kill you," Obama joked in a White House interview with talk radio show host Michael Smerconish. Smerconish said his sons have seen "National Treasure: Book of Secrets," the Disney sequel to its 2004 hit, and know Obama has been provided the book of secrets that only Oval Office occupants are privy to. "I have," Obama said, going along with the radio host's reference to the fictional "book...
  • Watching The Truth Revealed

    03/13/2009 6:02:11 PM PDT · by Davy Buck · 13 replies · 758+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 03/13/2009 | Richard Williams
    We often hear how Southerners promoted "Lost Cause mythology" after the war in defending their history (which all Nations involved in war do to one extent or another). But how often do we hear those same critics discuss "Holy Cause mythology" and how many Northerners embellished Lincoln's record and glorified his persona in defense of their history. . .
  • Why the National Treasure movies became hits

    01/13/2008 5:46:57 PM PST · by winstonwolf33 · 10 replies · 79+ views
    www.davidbordwell.net ^ | 1/5/08 | David Bordwell
    DB here: More informative about American history than Fahrenheit 9/11. More brain-teasing, and far more enjoyable, than I’m Not There. Less graphically violent than almost any other movie you’re likely to see. What else could I be talking about but National Treasure: Book of Secrets? Jerry Bruckheimer is, in my view, the most astute producer now working in Hollywood. I could cite many proofs, but let’s stick just to the first National Treasure. Here’s a movie with no pop music, no cusswords, no naked ladies, no drugs, no screwing, and scarcely any violence. (One bad guy accidentally falls to his...
  • "National Treasure" sleighs Christmas box office

    12/26/2007 10:28:22 AM PST · by Soliton · 34 replies · 179+ views
    Reuters UK ^ | 12/26/2007 | Dean Goodman
    "The fact-based political comedy "Charlie Wilson's War" earned $14.75 million...after 5 days."
  • 'National Treasure' shines at crowded box office

    12/23/2007 5:38:26 PM PST · by rhema · 60 replies · 238+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec. 23, 2007 | Dean Goodman
    Nicolas Cage unearthed the No. 1 spot at the North American box office on Sunday with "National Treasure: Book of Secrets," which earned more than the combined totals of four other high-powered newcomers. The action sequel sold $45.5 million worth of tickets during its first three days, distributor Walt Disney Pictures said. Last weekend's champion, the Will Smith sci-fi thriller "I Am Legend," slipped to No. 2 with $34.2 million, taking the 10-day haul for the Warner Bros. release to $137.5 million. The Twentieth Century Fox kids movie "Alvin and the Chipmunks," was also down one spot, to No. 3...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 11-21-07

    11/21/2007 3:05:20 PM PST · by dynachrome · 138 replies · 383+ views
    michaelsavage.com ^ | 11-21-07 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • The Savage Nation, Friday November 16, 2007

    11/16/2007 2:34:43 PM PST · by Tamar1973 · 111 replies · 202+ views
    TGIS!!! (Thank God It's Savage)!!
  • Larry Klayman sues Judicial Watch

    04/14/2006 9:50:07 PM PDT · by peggybac · 176 replies · 4,293+ views
    Known for his seemingly perpetual litigation against the Clintons, Larry Klayman is turning his sights on the group he founded, charging in a lawsuit that his successor has "hijacked" the government-watchdog Judicial Watch for personal gain. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, Klayman charges, "sent out false and misleading fundraising letters, misused donor money, disparaged Klayman with supporters and the media, and took other actions which increased the damage to Judicial Watch, the donors and Klayman." Fitton issued a statement to WND stating Klayman's "ridiculous lawsuit is full of lies and distortions which Judicial Watch will address in court. " He...
  • Battleship Brouhaha

    02/18/2006 7:18:58 PM PST · by george76 · 69 replies · 3,931+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 15, 2006 | Hannity & Colmes
    from "Hannity & Colmes," ... SEAN HANNITY...from San Francisco tonight, the board of supervisors here overwhelmingly voted to reject a plan last year that would bring the historic World War II Iowa battleship right here to San Francisco harbor, as a museum and tourist center. We're now joined by one of the supervisors that voted against that plan, Gerardo Sandoval is with us. You don't want a symbol of war in the harbor. Is what you said to me. GERARDO SANDOVAL: That's right... it's a warship and it's got guns on it. It fires things. You know, you can't deny...
  • The Secret History of the Knights Templar in America

    12/04/2004 7:06:01 AM PST · by missyme · 88 replies · 3,692+ views
    Beliefnet ^ | DEC 4th,2004
    The Knights Templar theme is also the plot of the new hit film, "National Treasure." We talked with the authors of "Templars in America" to see how their research matches up with the fictional movie. Who were the Knights Templar? On the surface they were a medieval, monastic order who gave the appearance of being part of the church and devout Christians. In actual fact, they were anything but that. Yes, they were a monastic order, they’d been approved by the pope, and they were virtually independent of all civil and other church authorities, being responsible through their grand master...
  • ''National Treasure'' will be No. 1 for a third week (Should clobber Julia Roberts film)

    12/03/2004 10:32:14 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 50 replies · 1,362+ views
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Dec 3 04 | Dave Karger
    Maybe it's all that Thanksgiving tryptophan, but Hollywood executives don't seem to have the energy to put out any new wide releases this weekend, which will likely lead to a carbon-copy of last week's box office chart. After claiming the No. 1 position for two weeks in a row, Nicolas Cage's thriller National Treasure should see a 55 percent drop to $14 million this weekend, but should still cross the $100 million mark in its third week of release. Two family-friendly successes, The Incredibles and Christmas with the Kranks, will battle for the runner-up position with about $12 million each,...
  • National Treasure it is NOT!

    11/29/2004 12:37:12 PM PST · by BereanBrain · 371 replies · 5,335+ views
    I believe National Treasure implies that Freemasons are a POSITVE influence on our country. Anybody that knows the TRUTH about Freemasonry rather than the propaganda they wrap themselves in will NOT be takin in by the positive portrayal in this movie. Please America, wake up, don't buy into the guys who brought "Seperation of Church/State" to America, model ISLAM as the highest truth (the Shriners), label the Holy Bible as "Furinture" in a lodge, and outlaw the name of "Jesus" in any lodge. I know I will get flamed by 10,000 Masons and Mason supporters on this, but if you...
  • 'National Treasure' Surprise Winner at Box Office (despite bad reviews)

    11/22/2004 9:26:54 AM PST · by churchillbuff · 23 replies · 695+ views
    elitetv ^ | Nov 22 04 | elitetv
    Despite mediocre reviews, 'National Treasure,' the action adventure film starring Nicolas Cage, took home first place at the box office this weekend with a take of $35.3 million. 'Treasure' narrowly defeated the favorite, 'The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie,' which took in $33.5 million. 'National Treasure' was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, who has already released 13 films that finished with domestic grosses of over $100 million. His recent hit, 'Pirates of the Caribbean' was the second highest grossing film of 2003. Despite tepid reviews, exit polls indicated that audiences gave the film high marks. 'I don't read reviews, and I don't listen...
  • "Surprise Hit Embarrasses Out-of-Touch Movie Elite" (Medved praises "National Treasure")

    11/25/2004 11:01:22 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 57 replies · 5,235+ views
    jwr ^ | Nov 24 04 | Michael Medved
    National Treasure," a surprise box office hit from Hollywood, demonstrates once again the embarrassing gap between cultural elite and the general public. This splendid adventure movie starring Nicholas Cage drew overwhelmingly negative reviews, and leading critics even predicted its commercial failure. Ordinary moviegoers, however, have expressed gratitude for the film — a clever romp with a patriotic heart and a family friendly "PG-rating," spinning an enjoyable yarn about a treasure map left by the founding fathers on the back of the Declaration of Independence. ...
  • National Treasure

    11/21/2004 3:48:15 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 63 replies · 2,446+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Nov. 21, 2004 | Thomas Lifson
    As long as I am confessing less than elevated interests today, I might as well admit that I really enjoyed the new film National Treasure. This is probably the first Jerry Bruckheimer-produced movie I have ever praised, unless you count Team America, which is a parody of his extravagent explosion-filled action movies, acted by puppets. Sure, it is a highly-implausible adventure film, but it has a number of redeeming values. It is first-rate storytelling, with nary a dull moment, and a mostly coherent narrative line. It is basically a treasure hunt, comparable in many ways to Raiders of the Lost...
  • Condi: The girl who cracked the ice

    11/21/2004 1:49:48 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 78 replies · 3,077+ views
    UK Times On Line ^ | November 21, 2004
    The black 'slip of a girl' who grew up in the segregated Deep South was made the US secretary of state last week and is being spoken of as a potential president. Antonia Felix charts the rise of a woman who has used her brilliant mind and iron will to break the political mould Stanford University, about 35 miles south of San Francisco, has one of the most beautiful campuses in America. Oak, palm and eucalyptus trees surround a cluster of red-tiled “California mission” buildings on 8,000 acres in sight of San Francisco Bay. One evening in 1987, Brent Scowcroft,...
  • National Treasure Restores Values to Disney (Vanity)

    11/21/2004 1:32:41 PM PST · by dannyboy72 · 38 replies · 1,377+ views
    Sorry for the Vanity, but my wife and I attended the movie National Treasure with another couple on Saturday evening and I think that everyone needs to go to this film. This film is very well made and a true family vilm that will get your kids (and yourself) excited about American History. It's been a long time since I left the theatre feeling good about the message of a movie. I'm posting this fully expecting to get railed, but I think we can tell hollywood with our money that these are the kind of films that Americans want to...
  • "Securing the Future of Conservatism": The Helms School of Government

    05/27/2004 9:06:11 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 7 replies · 254+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 05-27-04 | Falwell, the Reverend Jerry
    Securing the Future of Conservatism Jerry Falwell Thursday, May 27, 2004 What do you get when you cross Jesse Helms, Jerry Falwell and a plethora of college students who are anxious to impact the culture with our time-honored conservative values? Well, if you ask Sen. Hillary Clinton she’d likely tell you that it is further evidence of a “vast right-wing conspiracy” that is out to destroy her husband’s so-called legacy and steer the nation toward mindless servitude to Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. (Maybe I should write the Democrats’ talking points.) But the correct answer is: The new Helms...