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  • 'I'm losing my mind': Bay Area residents report nonstop fireworks

    06/24/2020 7:05:47 PM PDT · by thecodont · 90 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Updated 10:16 am PDT, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | By Amy Graff, SFGATE
    The thunderous sound of fireworks — their blasts sudden, deafening and often terrifyingly similar to gunfire — have reverberated throughout the Bay Area in recent weeks. Residents in the big cities and even in the quieter suburbs report the explosions started over Memorial Day weekend and have persisted through June, waking them in the night, interrupting their babies' naps and scaring their pets. Fireworks packaging has been found around Lake Merritt in Oakland, and Nextdoor boards and Twitter are filling up with news of the booms and bangs in San Francisco. "I’m losing my mind," said SF resident J. Barry....
  • Hezbollah as "Rock Stars"? THIS is CNN.

    08/07/2006 6:00:37 AM PDT · by thecablegame · 11 replies · 720+ views
    The Cable Game ^ | thecablegame
    I should've known that something interesting was coming on CNN when I saw that the violent-nihilistic movie, "V for Vendetta" was advertising itself earlier today on "CNN Sunday Night." You might remember that film; audiences were supposed to cheer terrorists as they blow up Big Ben in London. Happily, audiences shunned the film--Hollywood seems to have overestmated the public appetite for terror-philic films. And that was just the commercial. Host Carol Lin didn't let me down, either--even as she ran down the USA....
  • Vanity: Trump's Produce Your Own Noose Approach

    05/22/2018 6:18:56 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 61 replies
    5/22/2018 | Ed
    With no credible evidence to support the deep state, Trump has now entered into the "produce your own noose" phase. The deep state can not spin any of their activities, transmission to energy is in exponential decay. No matter what the deep state produces, it will be recognized immediately as fraudulent. Their only hope is to explode a powder keg of lies before the midterm. ...a powder keg of lies before the midterm. ...a powder keg of lies before the midterm. ...a powder keg of lies before the midterm. ...a powder keg of lies before the midterm...
  • Happy Guy Fawkes Day!

    11/05/2016 3:45:44 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 21 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 11/04/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    Happy Guy Fawkes Day, when God preserved us from the "secret contrivance and hellish malice of Popish Conspirators". November 5th is Guy Fawkes Day in England, an unofficial holiday commemorating the failure of the so-called "Gunpowder Plot" on this date in 1605. A conspiracy of disgruntled English Catholics under the leadership of one Robert Catesby had succeeded in planting a large quantity of gunpowder in the cellar of the House of Lords with the intention of blowing up Parliament on its opening day, when King James I would have been present. After one of the plotters warned a relative to...
  • VANITY: WikiLeaks Fireworks Tomorrow on Guy Fawkes Day?

    11/04/2016 3:06:05 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 61 replies
    Self | November 4, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November. Tomorrow is the fifth of November, Guy Fawkes Day. It also seems to be the PERFECT day for WikiLeaks fireworks in which they release the most incriminating emails especially since it is just 3 days before the Election. Julian Assange could be saving the BEST material for last.
  • Remember, remember! The fifth of November

    11/05/2015 8:18:58 AM PST · by thackney · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | November 5th, 1605 | Guy Fawkes
    Remember, remember! The fifth of November, The Gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason Why the Gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot! Guy Fawkes and his companions Did the scheme contrive, To blow the King and Parliament All up alive. Threescore barrels, laid below, To prove old England's overthrow. But, by God's providence, him they catch, With a dark lantern, lighting a match! A stick and a stake For King James's sake! If you won't give me one, I'll take two, The better for me, And the worse for you. A rope, a rope, to hang the Pope,...
  • The whitewashing of England’s Catholic history

    06/16/2015 8:39:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies ^ | 16 Jun 2015 | Ed West
    Last week I was writing about Magna Carta and how the Catholic Church’s role has been written out, in particular the part of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Stephen Langton. But the same could also be said about much of English history from 600AD to 1600; from the very first law code written in English, which begins with a clause protecting Church property, to the intellectual flourishing of the 13th century, led by churchmen such as Roger Bacon, the Franciscan friar who foresaw air travel. However, the whitewashing of English Catholic history is mainly seen in three areas: political liberty, economic...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: GUNPOWDER PLOT, 02-28-15

    02/28/2015 11:19:43 AM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies ^ | 02-28-15 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term selected at random:GUNPOWDER PLOT A conspiracy in English Reformation history, formed by Guy Fawkes and others, to blow up the English Parliament in London in 1605. Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators were discovered and put to death. an attempt was made to incriminate the Catholic Church by arresting the Jesuit priests Greenway and Garnett, to whom the conspirators made their last confession. But the priests kept the seal of confession. Henry Garnett was executed in 1606. One effect of the plot was the passage of new drastic measures of persecution against Catholics. All items in this dictionary are...
  • Protesters march in Hollywood as part of Million Mask March

    11/07/2014 8:05:24 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/7/2014 | Angel Jennings
    Dozens of protestors with the group Occupy Los Angeles gathered Wednesday in Hollywood as part of a global Million Mask March. Across the nation, demonstrators donning Guy Fawkes masks took to the street in an mass effort to "shed light on corrupt government," according to the movement's website. The event was organized by the "hackivist" group Anonymous.
  • Who Is Guy Fawkes: From Catholic Dissident to Face of Hackers, Resistance, Anarchy

    11/05/2014 8:25:54 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 18 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | November 5, 2014 | Michael Gryboski
    His face has become a symbol for resistance against oppression, a marker for those who demand accountability and in the minds of some – anarchy. In the modern day, the Guy Fawkes mask has been a way for people to anonymously stand against an entity. Guy Fawkes Day is observed Wednesday in the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand. Also known as Bonfire Night, the holiday has been given special attention with such cultural items as the famous "Remember, Remember the Fifth of November" poem and the film and graphic novel "V for Vendetta." The date marks the anniversary of...
  • Here's A Factory Where Those Iconic Guy Fawkes Masks That So Many Protesters Wear Are Manufactured

    11/05/2013 1:30:15 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 10 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 2, 2013 | Michael Kelly
    "The Guy Fawkes mask has now become a common brand and a convenient placard to use in protest against tyranny — and I'm happy with people using it, it seems quite unique, an icon of popular culture being used this way," British graphic novel artist David Lloyd, the man who created the original image of the mask for a comic strip written by Alan Moore, told BBC. At the top of Reddit today is somewhat ironic image of this icon of rebellion being mass-produced in a factory in Sao Goncalo near Rio de Janeiro. Reuters notes that the masks are...
  • Guy Fawkes Night: 7 Things You Never Would Have Guessed About England's Most Famous Traitor

    11/05/2013 12:03:32 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 15 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | November 5, 2013 | Jacob Cole
    Anyone who is familiar with British political history, or has simply watched too much V for Vendetta, knows Guy Fawkes. The man apprehended with a massive stockpile of gunpowder beneath the House of Lords in 1605, Fawkes was tortured and killed, leaving behind the macabre refrain to "remember, remember the fifth of November, the Gunpowder Treason and Plot." However, it is often a misconception that Fawkes was simply an anarchist with a penchant for explosives, and his legacy surprisingly extends beyond an annual burning of his likeness. For example... 1. He wasn't an anarchist. Despite the idealization Fawkes has received...
  • Remember, Remember (George Washington and Guy Fawkes Day)

    11/05/2013 9:07:44 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 25 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | 11/05/2013 | Donald R. McClarey
    The idiotic anti-Catholic celebration of Guy Fawkes Day, observed each November fifth, was effectively ended in America during the Revolution, in large part due to George Washington. Here is his order on November 5, 1775: As the Commander in Chief has been apprized of a design form’d for the observance of that ridiculous and childish custom of burning the Effigy of the pope–He cannot help expressing his surprise that there should be Officers and Soldiers in this army so void of common sense, as not to see the impropriety of such a step at this Juncture; at a Time when...
  • The Guy Fawkes story, the Gunpowder Plot and the history of Bonfire Night linked to Hatfield House

    11/05/2013 9:30:06 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 13 replies
    Welwyn Hatfield Times ^ | November 5, 2013 | Paul Christian
    The Guy Fawkes story, the Gunpowder Plot and the history of Bonfire Night linked to Hatfield House. The current Marquess of Salisbury, who lives at Hatfield House, is a direct descendant of the man who uncovered the plot to kill King James I. He is the great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great (11 times) grandson of the gnarled monarch’s Machiavellian Secretary of State, Robert Cecil. And Lord Salisbury’s ancestral seat at Hatfield House was also swapped for the original Cecil home at Theobalds, in Waltham Cross. Cecil was one of the chief architects of Scottish...
  • On This Day in History: Nov 5, 1605 - King James Learns of the Gunpowder Plot

    11/05/2013 8:45:24 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 22 replies
    Strategy Informer ^ | 11/05/2013 | herodotus
    Early in the morning of November 5, 1605, King James I of England learns that a plot to explode the Parliament building has been foiled, hours before he was scheduled to sit with the rest of the British government in a general parliamentary session. At about midnight on the night of November 4-5, Sir Thomas Knyvet, a justice of the peace, found Guy Fawkes lurking in a cellar under the Parliament building and ordered the premises searched. Some 20 barrels of gunpowder were found, and Fawkes was taken into custody. During a torture session on the rack, Fawkes revealed that...
  • Remember, remember the 5th of November. How could I, a Catholic, forget?

    11/05/2013 6:07:48 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 39 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | November 5, 2013 | Cristina Odone
    Frankly, how could I, or any Catholic, forget. Today is the day when Britons still burn an effigy of the Pope - and do so, joyously, in public. [SNIP] What distinguished me from the great majority of Britons I met was my faith. Being a Catholic marked me out as the "odd one" (my rather obvious nickname at college). I couldn't believe the prejudice I encountered. My first boyfriend's mother warned him that if he married me I would send all his money to Rome, to line the Vatican coffers. The science teacher at school said he knew why I...
  • Many in U.S. Army are secret members of Anonymous; more leaks are coming

    08/16/2013 12:28:03 PM PDT · by null and void · 102 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 8/15/13 | Dr. Eowyn
    Many in U.S. Army are secret members of Anonymous; more leaks are coming Posted by Dr. Eowyn The group-name “Anonymous” refers to a loosely associated, decentralized network of hacktivists – political activists who hack into secured websites, then leak the information free to the public.The group originated in 2003 on the Internet forum 4chan, representing the concept of many online and offline community users simultaneously existing as an anarchic, digitized global brain. The group became known for a series of well-publicized hacks and denial-of-service attacks on government, religious, and corporate websites, including U.S. and Israeli government agencies, the Church of Scientology, child porn sites, PayPal, Mastercard,...
  • Anonymous Warns of ‘Insurrection in America’ Due to Obama’s Gun Grab

    01/20/2013 1:51:38 PM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 43 replies
    PJ ^ | January 17, 2013 - 1:19 pm | Bridget Johnson
    The international hacktivist group Anonymous today warned of “insurrection in America” as the government controls and twists the narrative on gun-related incidents. Known for the Guy Fawkes masks worn at protests, Anonymous has styled itself as an anti-authority crusader against government corruption and lack of transparency, and supported the Occupy protests. And now the hackers are stepping into the gun control debate, warning in a lengthy message today that “throughout history authoritarian governments have used gun violence as an excuse to take peoples firearms and control there population.” “Obama has been working hard to try and ban semi-automatic weapons and...
  • Al Qaeda Lives--The real story behind Benghazi and the other attacks of 9/11/12

    01/14/2013 1:06:58 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Dec 24, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 15 | THOMAS JOSCELYN
    What actually happened in Egypt and Libya on September 11, 2012? The story from the U.S. government has changed many times in an effort to craft a narrative that causes as little damage as possible to the Obama administration. Now the administration seems to have settled on something approaching a final version.The U.S. embassy in Cairo, September 11, 2012Newscom It goes like this:On September 11, and in the days that followed, citizens in countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa gathered to protest The Innocence of Muslims, a video on YouTube produced in California that was disrespectful to Islam and the...
  • China’s airing of “V for Vendetta” stuns viewers

    12/20/2012 3:38:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 20, 2012 2:00 AM EST | Louise Watt
    Television audiences across China watched an anarchist antihero rebel against a totalitarian government and persuade the people to rule themselves. Soon the Internet was crackling with quotes of “V for Vendetta’s” famous line: “People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.” The airing of the movie Friday night on China Central Television stunned viewers and raised hopes that China is loosening censorship. … The 2005 movie, based on a comic book, is set in an imagined future Britain with a fascist government. The protagonist wears a mask of Guy Fawkes, the 17th-century English...