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  • Michael Brown’s Mother Under Investigation For Assaulting People Selling T-Shirts In Son’s Name

    11/28/2014 11:27:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | November 29, 2014 | Nathan Francis
    Lesley McSpadden, the mother of slain teen Michael Brown, could be facing jail time for reportedly attacking people selling t-shirts that read “Justice for Michael Brown.” A police report obtained by The Smoking Gun identified McSpadden as one of a group of people who physically attacked people who were selling the t-shirts. The report also claims that the attackers stole cash and merchandise from the vender. The incident happened back in October, but this week the Ferguson police department said that the investigation remains open. The case appears to have some twists. As Mediaite pointed out, one of the people...
  • 2 Arrested in Canadian Terror Plot 'inspired by al Qaeda ideology'

    07/02/2013 1:58:02 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    THE LONG WAR JOURNAL ^ | July 2, 2013 | by David Barnett
    SNIPPET: "Today the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced the arrest of two Canadian-born citizens, John Stuart Nuttall and Amanda Marie Korody, in a terror plot targeting a public gathering at the British Columbia Legislature in Victoria on Canada Day, July 1. According to online court records, Nuttall and Korody appeared at the Surrey Provincial Court this morning. The two suspects face charges that include "conspiring to place an explosive in or against a place of public use, a government or public facility, with the intent to cause death or serious bodily injury, for the benefit of, at the direction...
  • Fiery Reaction to Marine’s Stolen Saddam Rifle (Marine Convicted of Possessing Iraqi AK-47)

    07/07/2012 5:22:04 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 53 replies
    The Press Enterprise ^ | July 6, 2012 | JOHN ASBURY
    Fiery Reaction to Marine’s Stolen Saddam Rifle Is it among the spoils of war? Or worthy of a felony conviction that carries a 10-year prison sentence? The recent conviction of a Twentynine Palms Marine from Hemet has sparked a debate from readers and a fierce defense from the Marine himself. To rewind, Staff Sgt. Joel Cleve Miller was convicted last week of illegal possession of a machine gun. Federal prosecutors said he smuggled a chrome-plated AK-47 that once belonged to Iraqi Dictator Saddam Hussein’s Royal Guard back to his home in Hemet after a 2005 tour in Iraq. Miller now...
  • Hemet: Marine convicted of smuggling rifle from Saddam palace (AK-47 stolen from Saddam's palace)

    07/03/2012 9:21:12 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 59 replies
    The Press Enterprise ^ | July 3, 2012 | JOHN ASBURY
    Hemet: Marine convicted of smuggling rifle from Saddam palace - An AK-47 seized from Saddam Hussein’s Royal Guard, belonging to Twentynine Palms Marine Joel Cleve Miller. Federal prosecutors said former Staff Sgt. Joel Cleve Miller, 40, was found guilty of possession of an illegal chrome AK-47 that he smuggled back from Iraq during a 14-month tour in 2005. When he returned to his home in Hemet, he bragged to several friends that he smuggled the gun back after it once belonged to Saddam Hussein’s Royal Guard. The U.S. Marine Corps discharged Miller in December 2011 after 20 years in the...
  • Soldier allegedly cut fingers off dead Taliban

    08/08/2011 10:17:22 AM PDT · by MadMitch · 26 replies
    bbc ^ | 8/8/2011 | bbc
    The Ministry of Defence is investigating claims that a soldier sliced fingers off dead Taliban fighters to keep as souvenirs.
  • Royal wedding: the Wills & Kate loo seat... and other tacky souvenirs

    04/10/2011 6:32:04 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 37 replies
    Daily Mirror ^ | April 8 2011 | Victoria Murphy
    It’s the perfect royal wedding souvenir for someone feeling a bit flush – a Prince William and Kate Middleton loo seat. The tacky treasure is just one of thousands of pieces of memorabilia to flood the market ahead of the big day on April 29. William and Kate must have guessed their faces would end up on T-shirts, crockery, postcards and fridge magnets. Buckingham Palace even produced its own official souvenir range with the couple’s initials. But no one could have predicted the extent to which their image has been used worldwide to sell everything from sick bags to condoms.
  • Soldiers Raise, Fly American Flags to be Sent to United States

    07/06/2009 5:50:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 624+ views
    Multi-National Security Transition Command- Iraq J4 observed the July 4th holiday by raising flags to be sent to the United States. U.S. Army Col. Keith Kodalen receives the flag from U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Rosa Harmon. Photo by Van Williams, Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq. BAGHDAD — July fourth, the day of American independence, was celebrated in the International Zone with special flag raising ceremonies by Soldiers with Multi-National Security Transition Command - Iraq (MNSTC-I). The flags, after being raised and flown here, will be sent to servicemembers, family and friends in the United States.U.S. Army Col. Keith Kodalen,...
  • $$$$ThE oFfIcIaL fRiDaY sIlLiNeSs ThReAd$$$$

    04/17/2009 5:41:08 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 143 replies · 4,841+ views
    The inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States is indeed a historic event but, can you believe some of the stuff out there? There is no shortage of Barack Obama Presidential inauguration products on the market. Some are standard souvenirs while others are just plain wacky. And what could be sillier, than this crap? Sure, some of it is typical souvenir items... .................. Limited Edition Barack Obama work gloves: For fixing America!.................Barack Obama Keychain..... But come on....this crap is over the top ridiculous! And how many times in history has a presidential campaign inspired a kitchen appliance?Even...

    10/05/2008 6:57:42 AM PDT · by ZooportBch · 8 replies · 754+ views
    ERS is still wondering, if its illegal to bring in “looted” items from Iraq, and someone has even been convicted of a crime for doing so -- why is it O-K for Lara Logan to be displaying a few of those same kind of items framed on her office walls at CBS News and have public media stories done about them without any US Customs people paying attention?. We don’t know yet for sure, but we’ll stay on the story until we find out!

    10/03/2008 6:55:09 AM PDT · by RDTF · 31 replies · 1,318+ views
    Ny Post ^ | Oct 3, 2008 | Richard Johnson
    CBS news hottie Lara Logan could be in hot water for swiping souvenirs from the wreckage of bombed-out Baghdad. In a video profile of the "60 Minutes" star called "Lara Logan's Spoils of War," mementos from Iraq and Afghanistan are shown in her Washington office. "The prize pieces are . . . pre-Iraq invasion portraits of Saddam Hussein. In one [he's] shown in military fatigues. Logan told us she found it in pieces, in the ruins of the Olympic committee building after it was bombed," reports Marisa Guthrie of Broadcasting & Cable, the media industry publication that produced the online...

    10/03/2008 2:39:49 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 28 replies · 1,727+ views
    Feds eye CBS steamer Lara Logan 'war crimes'. In upcoming online vid profile of the CBS correspondent Lara Logan's Spoils of War mementoes from her steamy days and nights in Iraq and Afghanistan are proudly displayed in her Washington office. "The prize pieces are pre-Iraq invasion portraits of Saddam Hussein," reports Marisa Guthrie of Broadcasting & Cable, the media industry pub producing the online streamer
  • London mayor fumes over Tarik Aziz's cigar case

    06/25/2008 10:39:30 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 7 replies · 129+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 25, 2008 | Kim Murphy
    Boris Johnson, a former journalist, gives police the item, which had belonged to Iraqi official Tarik Aziz. Johnson blames political opponents for launching an "idiotic" probe. LONDON -- In the smoke-filled rooms of backroom politics here, it was only natural that a cigar case with a storied past would become convenient fodder for scandal. After months of smoldering controversy, London Mayor Boris Johnson appeared to put the matter to rest this week by handing over to Scotland Yard the item in question: a leather cigar case belonging to Iraq's former deputy prime minister, Tarik Aziz, scavenged by the mayor himself...
  • Al-Qaeda flag featured at US military museum

    09/13/2007 5:31:24 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 10 replies · 525+ views
    afp ^ | 9/13/07 | afp
    A banner once displayed in front of an abandoned Al-Qaeda safehouse in Iraq has found a new home at a US military museum.The three-meter-long (10-foot-long) black flag, recovered by a battalion of Marines in Fallujah in November 2004, is now on display at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia.The flag "is believed to be the same banner seen in the atrocious videos broadcast all over the world displaying the torture and executions of many innocent civilians by insurgents and terrorists," according to the text accompanying the exhibit.The flag was found, the narrative went on to say,...
  • Panda poop to be recycled into souvenirs

    07/30/2007 2:31:47 PM PDT · by John Cena · 31 replies · 398+ views
    AP) Nothing says "I love you" like a photo frame made from panda poop. The Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Base has come up with a dung-for-profit scheme that turns droppings from the endangered species into odor-free souvenirs ranging from bookmarks to Olympic-themed statues of the animals, state media and base officials said Monday. The facility in the southwestern province of Sichuan houses about 40 bamboo-fed pandas who produce less than a ton of excrement a day. "We used to spend at least 6,000 yuan ($770) a month to get rid of the droppings but now they can be lucrative," Jing...
  • US agents seize 'Saddam Hussein's car' [Reservist tried to bring it home-war trophy]

    05/25/2006 5:48:38 PM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies · 578+ views
    Mail and Guardian ^ | 21 May 2006 | Matt Apuzzo
    Federal customs agents seized a Mercedes-Benz from an army reservist who said the armour-plated, bulletproofed luxury car probably belonged to Saddam Hussein. First Sergeant William von Zeal said he bought the car while serving in Iraq. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents said on Thursday that the car, which was also equipped with loudspeakers and hidden microphones, was being treated as a "possible war trophy". "It belonged to the former Iraqi regime," ICE spokesperson Dean Boyd said. He said investigators were unsure whether the former Iraqi dictator actually owned it. Von Zeal was quoted in news stories last summer...
  • Federal customs agents puts brakes on soldier enjoying ‘possible war trophy (New Haven, CT)

    05/20/2006 10:11:09 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 13 replies · 853+ views
    New Haven Register ^ | 5-20-06 | Matt Apuzzo
    NEW HAVEN — Federal customs agents seized a Mercedes-Benz on Thursday from an Army reservist who said the armor-plated, bulletproof luxury car likely belonged to Saddam Hussein. First Sgt. William von Zehle said he bought the car while serving in Iraq. U.S. Immigration and Customs enforcement agents said the car, which was also equipped with loudspeakers and hidden microphones, was being treated as a "possible war trophy." "It belonged to the former Iraqi regime," ICE spokesman Dean Boyd said. He said investigators were unsure whether the former Iraqi dictator actually owned it. Von Zehle, of Ridgefield, was quoted in news...
  • Minnesota Soldier Accused of Shipping AK-47s Home

    12/02/2005 12:48:37 PM PST · by wallcrawlr · 115 replies · 2,528+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | December 2, 2005 | Mary Lynn Smith
    A Minnesota Army National Guard soldier illegally shipped two AK-47 assault rifles to the United States from Iraq, according to indictments returned by a federal grand jury in Wisconsin this week. The indictments charge that 21-year-old Victor Melnichuk, a combat engineer with A Company of the 682nd Engineering Battalion, based in Litchfield, packed the weapons with other gear last January as his 30-member unit prepared to return to the United States after a year in Iraq. The sealed shipping container arrived at Fort McCoy in western Wisconsin near Sparta in April. Melnichuk's unit was assigned various construction projects that included...
  • Soldier buys well-equipped Mercedes in Iraq

    08/03/2005 2:13:55 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 15 replies · 1,290+ views ^ | 8-2-05 | newsday staff
    First Sgt. William von Zehle bought a loaded Mercedes Benz while serving in Iraq, and its accessories make him wonder about the previous owner. The Mercedes Benz 560 has armor plating, bulletproof glass, microphones and a "crowd-control device" that consists of a series of pipes that shoot out flames from the side of the car. "I guess it was to make sure nobody got too close," said von Zehle, a Wilton firefighter. "One of the neat things, aside from the fact it's armored, is it has microphones that allow you to hear people talking outside the car and loudspeakers so...
  • Saddam's Car

    08/02/2005 6:34:47 PM PDT · by Rodney King · 15 replies · 1,142+ views ^ | today | some
    DANBURY, CT-August 2, 2005 — First Sergeant William von Zehle thinks he has the mother of all Mercedes, Saddam Hussein's car. The Connecticut soldier bought the car for about $5,000 when he was serving in Baghdad. The armored Mercedes even has flame throwers that shoot out the sides for crowd control. Von Zehle says he did some research on his pimped-up ride and found just three of armored 560 models were sold to the Iraqi government in 1988. He says that means only one thing – Saddam. Von Zehle had the Mercedes shipped back home where it sits in his...
  • West Palm Beach police return rare rifle (Buy back Program Ooops)

    07/15/2005 12:53:59 PM PDT · by Cagey · 43 replies · 1,668+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 7-15-2005 | Dan Jordan
    West Palm Beach police returned a rare and valuable Japanese rifle accepted in last weekend's gun buy back program to a World War II Navy veteran Friday. Bruno Filippelli, 79, of Delray Beach, said he felt sorry for inconveniencing the police but was happy to have the firearm, which a rare gun collector said could be worth as much as $5,000. The Arisaka Type 99 pressure test rifle, one of only about 50 left from World War II, was set to be melted down and destroyed, along with about 450 other firearms collected by the police last weekend. "I feel...