Today in History: * 1775, Richard Penn and Arthur Lee, representing the Continental Congress, present the so-called Olive Branch Petition to the Earl of Dartmouth.
Britain’s King George III, however, refused to receive the petition, which, written by John Dickinson, appealed directly to the king and expressed hope for reconciliation between the colonies and Great Britain.
10 Lessons From People Who Lived Through The Depression
New Book Disputes Claim That Thomas Jefferson Fathered Child of Slave
The debate has ensnared historians for years, and many thought the issue was settled when DNA testing in the late 1990s confirmed that a Jefferson male fathered Hemings‘ ’youngest son, Eston. But, with one lone dissenter, the panel of 13 scholars doubted the claim and said the evidence points instead to Jefferson’s brother Randolph as the father.
New Information on 911 Memorial ~ You’re NOT Going to Like This!
3 Hospitalized After Suspicious Parcel at Air Base
Iran’s Ominous Red Sea Move By P. David Hornik
As tensions mount to Israel’s south….
Wage laws enforced on behalf of illegals
US productivity falls in spring, labor costs rise
Jobless Claims Stuck Above 400,000, Productivity Falls
Jobless Claims in U.S. Fell by 12,000 Last Week
We paid for it, now it’s gone. Massive Taxpayer-Backed Solar Panel Manufacturer Goes Bankrupt – $1.6 BILLION in public/private funds
Rep. Carson on Camera: ‘I Stand on the Truth of What I Spoke’
Maxine Waters: ‘Gangsta’ Banks Should be Taxed Out of Business
Her Husband is an EVIL BANKER / That makes HER a ‘Bankster’!!
At a Town Hall event in Los Angeles, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said the president should use the bully pulpit to, “bring the gangstas in, put them around the table and let them know that if they don’t come up with loan modifications and keep people in their homes, that they’ve worked so hard for, we’re gonna tax them out of business.”
Maxine Waters: You can’t listen to the ‘enemy’ http://www.popmodal.com/video/9003/Maxine-Waters-You-cant-listen-to-the-enemy
FEMA’S use of term ‘federal family’ for government expands under Obama
‘Sleeping gas’ thieves target super-rich at Italian billionaires’ resort Burglars suspected of using sleeping gas to ensure they are not disturbed during break-ins on Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/30/italy-thieves-sleeping-gas-sardinia
Cloud control: Giant lasers fired into the sky could be used to create rainfall
NIGERIA: Boko Haram’s Terrorist Escalation
UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Uses Censorship Intimidation
Clooney: Obama ‘having an almost impossible time governing’
Cynicism rises to surface in director’s ‘The Ides of March’
Scarborough: Rick Perry A “Dime Store Conservative”
A human foot washed up in the Vancouver area Tuesday — the 11th one in four years.
Lamons Gasket – NLRB Overrules Secret Ballot Protections (2011)
UPDATE!!! (8/29/2011) NLRB Voted to eliminate Secret Ballot Protections 8/26/2011!!! Dana is overruled — and the decision is applied retroactively to bar even elections that have already been held but not counted. So much for the sanctity of the secret ballot election.