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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 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 Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
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Dick Clark passes away at age 82

Dick Clark, the iconic TV host and producer died today of a heart attack. He was 82. Edward Yates and Dick Clark celebrating the success of “American Bandstand” in 1967 photo Clark, nicknamed “America’s More...

By deskofbrian On Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
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Bob Beckel drops F-bomb, doesn’t want to apologize

Beware of the live mic, it will catch all in today’s era of technology and the Internet, which will then circulate said sound bite quickly. This time Bob Beckel couldn’t stop yelling at Neil Boortz, dropping More...

By deskofbrian On Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
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Ben Walker talks ‘Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter,’ humor

Vulture landed an interview with Benjamin Walker who is the star in “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter” and hosts a comedy show. The interview is awesome, so check it out here. Here’s what Walker More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, April 2nd, 2012
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Thousands of dolphins found dead off of Peru

According to report, in 2011, some 3,000 dead dolphins have washed up on the beaches in the northern Peruvian region of Lambayaque, supposedly having died from the effects of petroleum exploitation in the area, More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, March 26th, 2012
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Richard Dawkins to Atheists: ‘ridicule’, ‘show contempt’ for people of faith

Richard Dawkins called on atheists to “ridicule and show contempt” toward religious people at a Reason Rally in Washington this week. The event, billed as the “largest gathering of the secular movement in More...

By deskofbrian On Friday, March 23rd, 2012
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New ‘X-Treme X-Men’ comic book follows ‘Exiles’

From WonderCon comes more X-Men news and fans will be excited to hear about the universe expanding. “If you liked Exiles, you’ll like this”, says Marvel Director of Communications Arune Singh during More...


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