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Stories transferred over from The Desk of Brian where the original author was not determined and the content is still of interest of Dispatch readers.

By deskofbrian On Thursday, December 21st, 2017
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Chuck Schumer Quotes (UPD: No Ride List for trains)

I love the example of AT&T…Over the last ten years, AT&T has paid an average tax rate of eight percent a year. They have 80,000 fewer employees today than they had then. Tax breaks don’t lead More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, May 29th, 2017
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Honoring Memorial Day- Great quotes and links

On this Memorial Day, I am proud to thank all of those who served our country defending our freedom and rights as we know them today. While it is easy to thank them it is even more important to understand the long-term More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, May 11th, 2017
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Ridley Scott Quotes

Religious themes in “Alien: Covenant”: “Prometheus raised the question eventually of how we were made. Was it God? I don’t think so. Was it random? No, I think it was planned” “I’m More...

By deskofbrian On Saturday, April 29th, 2017
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Indonesia: 2-year-old boy, Ardi Rizal, hooked on smoking, Dad is not worried

UPDATE: Ardi Rizal is back in the headlines, this time with some good news – he’s kicked the habit. Indonesian boy Ardi Rizal shocked the world when his 40 smokes a day habit made headlines. Now Ardi, More...

By deskofbrian On Friday, December 23rd, 2016
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Tom Foolery joins the DOB team unexpectedly at a Christmas Party

Years later, Tom is still around, coming out annually to sit at Brandon’s desk. He is wrapped in lights now and still causes raised eyebrows and questions. Sometimes it’s the most unlikely places or More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
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Jesse Jackson Quotes

2009 photo/Eric Guo, cropped by Beyond My Ken via wikicommons Rev. Jessie Jackson has pointed the finger at U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump and his followers for helping to creating the climate of fear More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, December 19th, 2016
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Richard Nixon met with Elvis December 21, 1970

On December 21, 1970, Elvis Presley paid a visit to President Richard M. Nixon at the White House in Washington, D.C. The meeting was initiated by Presley, who wrote Nixon a six-page letter requesting a visit with More...

By deskofbrian On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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FDR’s Declaration of War- December 8th, 1941 (VIDEO and transcript)

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT’S Speech to the U.S. Congress on December 8th, 1941 (as delivered): Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Senate, of the House of Representatives: Yesterday, December 7, 1941 More...

By deskofbrian On Friday, August 26th, 2016
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Photo Gallery Hurricane Irene making landfall

It was five years ago today. Below is the coverage from 2011 and a few photos submitted to us, then Desk of Brian, and now a look back at Hurricane Irene. Hurricane Irene roared closer to landfall Friday evening More...

By deskofbrian On Friday, July 29th, 2016
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‘Pro-Trump’ Alexander Dugin three years later: globalization, stop the ‘hegemony’ of the West

In February 2012, Professor Alexander Dugin (Aleksandr Dugin) traveled to New Delhi, India to attend the 40th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology, the theme of which was “After Western Hegemony: More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, January 7th, 2016
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Isabel Paterson Quotes

UPDATED: To respect to Isabel Paterson, some new quotes, photos and details have been added to her quote page. She passed away on January 10, 1961, some 55 years ago but her words and insight ring louder than ever. Biographer More...

By deskofbrian On Friday, December 4th, 2015
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Rahm Emanuel Quotes

I own the problem of police brutality, and I’ll fix it… – Chicago Tribune Dec. 4, 2015 op-ed What I strongly reject is the suggestion that the videotape of the McDonald shooting was withheld from More...

By deskofbrian On Saturday, June 2nd, 2012
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Indonesia Christians celebrate Pentecost on Palace steps

The faithful of the Yasmin Church in Bogor and members of the Hkbp FiladelfiaProtestant community celebrated the feast of Pentecost, yesterday in Jakarta, in front of the Presidential Palace. The Christians gathered More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, May 21st, 2012
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Yemen targeted by terrorists on the eve of Yemen’s national day

Reports of mass casualties in attack apparently targeting soldiers in centre of capital on eve of Yemen’s national day. Dozens of casualties are reported in a suicide bombing in the center of the Yemeni capital More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, May 21st, 2012
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Lockerbie bomber, Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, dies of cancer

Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, who was released from prison in Scotland in 2009 on compassionate grounds, dies of cancer. Eleven years after being convicted of planting a bomb on Pan Am Flight 103, which exploded over More...

By deskofbrian On Saturday, May 19th, 2012
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Church mandated to rent facility for same-sex ceremonies

We seem to be in an age of increasing government mandates that strike at the very core of the freedom of religion. The HHS Mandate in just one example of government mandates that disregard freedom of religion. More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
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Indonesia official: Church can only be rebuilt if mosque is built next to it

Bogor’s embattled GKI Yasmin church can reopen, as long as a mosque is built next door, Bogor mayor Diani Budiarto said in a letter to the Presidential Advisory Board (Wantimpres) on Wednesday. Bogor’s More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, April 26th, 2012
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Supreme Court hearing Arizona immigration law case

The controversial Arizona law which installed strict immigration laws has been criticized by supporters on the left and the White House as being too prejudiced towards Hispanics and will lead to profiling. Yesterday More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, April 19th, 2012
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Levon Helm, drummer of The Band, passes away, losing his battle with cancer

One of the founding members of The Band passed away, Levon Helm, over the weekend. Helm was 71. CBS reported how Robbie Robertson visited the ailing Levon Helm in the hospital, but failed to realize how sick his More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, April 19th, 2012
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Jonathan Frid, star of ‘Dark Shadows’, dies at age 87

Jonathan Frid, who played Barnabbas Collins on the cult vampire soap opera “Dark Shadows” dies at age 87. This, just weeks before Johnny Depp steps into the period shoes of the bloodsucker in Tim Burton’s More...


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