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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 Thursday, May 31st, 2012
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Ohio man crashes into Taco Bell after one taco was missing from his order

A man in a suburb of Dayton, Ohio crashed into a Taco Bell after realizing a 99 cent taco was missing from his order, even after regretful employees replaced said taco. ABC 22 in Dayton says the Huber Heights man 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 Friday, May 18th, 2012
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Assemblies of God Opposes Obama’s Same-Sex Marriage Stance

One of the largest Pentecostal denominations in the United States has officially announced its opposition to President Barack Obama’s stance on same-sex marriage. The Assemblies of God USA, a fellowship with More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, May 17th, 2012
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Surveillance drone spotted over Chicago suburb

Amateur video posted on YouTube over the weekend seems to suggest that unmanned surveillance drones might be flying over Chicago’s skies for the NATO summit this weekend. The video, filmed in north suburban More...

By deskofbrian On Saturday, May 12th, 2012
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‘Red 2’ cast grows with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Byung-Hun Lee

“Red 2” continues to move forward with few details released after the hiring of “Galaxy Quest” director Dean Parisot. Summit Entertainment announced the cast today as the film heads into More...

By deskofbrian On Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
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Bruce Willis is back as ‘Die Hard 5’ starts production

With Bruce Willis back for the franchise’s fifth film, “A Good Day to Die Hard,” producer Tom Rothman has made it clear that the butt-kicking star is just as badass as ever. “[We’ve] started this week, More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
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Albert Miller, age 75, grabbed and dragged by alligator while playing golf

Lake Ashton Golf and Country Club — that 15th hole is a killer. Florida man is recovering at home today after a nine-foot alligator interrupted his golf outing  by trying to eat him. Photo of the Gator here. “You’ll 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...

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 Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
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Die Hard 5 hires two villains to face Bruce Willis’ John McClane

Die Hard 5, officially titled: “A Good Day to Die Hard” will come to theaters in 2013 has now signed Sebastian Koch (The Lives of Others) and model Yulia Snigir to play a pair of Russian baddies opposite Bruce More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, April 5th, 2012
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PETA message hidden in Miami Marlins brick?

Can you detect the anti-fishing message that PETA sneaked into this brick that is now forever encased in the new Miami Marlins stadium? Give up? Take the first letters of each word, it directs you to a website: More...


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