Archive for the Leaders Category

Morris Minor Cars, No Wind Farms For China And Saved By DNA.

Posted in Around The World, Automobiles, Crime, Economy, Energy, Government, Leaders, Science, United States on 28/09/2012 by 1812

Morris Minor cars were built in Britain between 1949 and 1971. Rob Gruye has 58 of them.

President Obama has stepped in to prevent the sale of four Oregon wind farms to a Chinese company.

Damon Thibodeaux is the 18th death-row inmate to be saved by DNA.

Wild Rice Festival, Child Marriage In Niger And Secret Service Code Names.

Posted in Agriculture, Around The World, Celebrations, Children, Food And Drink, History, Leaders, Native Americans, United States on 16/09/2012 by 1812

Celebrating an old Native American tradition, the Wild Rice Festival in Roseville, Minnesota runs through the end of this month.

Niger has one of the highest child marriage rates in the world, with one out of every three girls marrying before the age of 15.

President Obama’s Secret Service code name is Renegade, Ted Kennedy’s was Sunburn.

Becoming A U.S. Citizen, Gouda Monastery And Name That Country.

Posted in Around The World, Business, Food And Drink, Leaders, Military, Nuns, United States on 04/07/2012 by 1812

Forty-four service men and women from 24 different countries became U.S. citizens today while stationed in Kandahar.

Sales of the Gouda made by the sisters of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Crozet, Virginia have doubled in the more than 20 years since production first began.

The name Aung San Suu Kyi uses when referring to her country has touched off a bit of a debate within her country’s national election commission.

Noism, New Residents At Lackland Air Force Base And Changsha.

Posted in Around The World, Art, Dance, History, Immigration, Leaders, Military, United States, War on 28/04/2012 by 1812

Noism is a Japanese dance group that recently appeared at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.

A vacant dormitory at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas has been turned into a temporary shelter for illegal immigrants.

The city of Changsha was burned to the ground by Chiang Kai-shek during World War II, so as to keep it from falling into Japanese hands.

GEMS, The Hit Was On And The Western Tiger Salamander.

Posted in Animals, Around The World, Leaders, Non-Profits, Social Issues, United States, War on 16/03/2012 by 1812

GEMS, Girls Education and Mentoring Services is run by Rachel LLoyd, a past victim of sexual exploitation.

Before the once former leader of al-Qaeda was killed, there was a plot to kill President Obama, so as to elevate Biden.

Colorado has designated the Western Tiger Salamander as its official state amphibian.


607, “Toward The Sounds Of Chaos” And Treating Alcoholism.

Posted in Drugs, Health, History, Leaders, Military, Television, United States on 11/03/2012 by 1812

607 is the number of enslaved men, women and children that Thomas Jefferson owned throughout his lifetime. A new look at which is seen through a new exhibition, “Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty.”

“Toward the Sounds of Chaos” is the Marine Corps new recruiting pitch commercial.

New analysis shows that LSD may be an effective treatment for alcoholism.

Tower Honoring Abe, Synesthesia And “Which U.S. Presidents Owned Slaves?”

Posted in Art, Health, History, Leaders, Science, United States on 20/02/2012 by 1812

A group of historians in Washington, D.C has created a “tower of books” to honor Abraham Lincoln.

Synesthesia is a perceptual phenomenon in which senses have an unusual connection.

Western Washington University librarian Robert Lopresti is curator of the website, “Which U.S. Presidents Owned Slaves?”

The Music Box, Pedestrain Route Production And Lincoln’s Telegrams And Code Books.

Posted in Architecture, Government, Leaders, Music, Social Issues, Technology, United States on 25/01/2012 by 1812

If you travel to the Bywater section of the 9th ward in New Orleans, you will experience new sounds in  The Music Box.

Pedestrian Route Production” is Microsoft’s patent that some are calling racist, because the GPS feature helps people avoid unsafe neighborhoods.

In a private sale this past Saturday, the Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Gardens acquired a collection of telegrams and code books from Abraham Lincoln and Union generals.

The Prison Show, 50 And Older Hockey Players And JFK’s Hearse For Sale

Posted in Automobiles, History, Leaders, Radio, Sport, United States on 16/01/2012 by 1812

Broadcasting live every Friday night at 9 p.m. from radio station KPFT in Houston is The Prison Show. It is the only radio program in the country specifically for prisoners and their loved ones.

Cy Wilson, 85, is one of about 20 guys who usually show up every Monday evening to play some ice hockey at Highland Ice Arena in Shoreline, Washington.

Company executives of the Barrett-Jackson company say the 1964 Cadillac hearse they are selling was used to transport the body of President John F. Kennedy after his assassination.



Strike Two For The MLK Memorial

Posted in Leaders on 03/09/2011 by 1812

As if it wasn’t bad enough that the MLK Memorial was not made in America, it’s been discovered that two of the quotes on the statue are in error.

Inscription on the wall: “I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness.”

Dr. King’s actual quote: “If you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness.”

Inscription on the wall: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”

This was actually said by Reverend Theodore Park, and was always referenced by Dr. King as such.

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