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Watch an Arkansas Legislator Dodge an Easy Question About the Illegal Christian Display He Supports

The other day, I posted about a debate that took place on an Arkansas news channel between State Sen. Jason Rapert (who wrote legislation allowing a Ten Commandments monument to go up on Capitol grounds) and Lucien Greaves (The Satanic...Show More Summary

Will AR Legislator Pay the Legal Fees if His Christian Monument is Declared Illegal? He Won’t Say

Tomorrow on KARK-TV in Arkansas, the local news will air a debate between State Sen. Jason Rapert (who wrote legislation allowing a Ten Commandments monument to go up on Capitol grounds) and Lucien Greaves (The Satanic Temple spokesperson...Show More Summary

Red Ponzi Ticking—-China And The Dark Side Of The Global Bubble, Part 2

Stated differently, even at the peak of recent financial bubbles in London, NYC, Miami or Houston they did not build such monuments to sheer economic waste and capital destruction. But just consider the case of China’s mammoth steelShow More Summary

Weekend Picks: 10 Things To Do In And Around D.C.

Theater meets game show with Astro Pop, the return of the DC State fair, a silent dance party at the Washington Monument, and other things to do this weekend. [ more › ]

Lunch Links: Republican Plan Upcoming for Sales Tax on Internet Buys; Walmart Avoids Excessive Tax Proposed by Puerto Rico; Explaining Why States Should Index Tax Brackets for Inflation

Today is August 25, the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. The Service manages 59 national parks and 354 other sites, areas, and monuments. The NPS spends about $3 billion per year, raising about $500 million of it from fees, donations, and other private sources (including an $80 annual pass to all national parks). Show More Summary

Temples Inside Caves Are What Remains of an Ancient Buddhist Society

The entrance to the Bhaja caves in Maharashtra state, India. (All Photos Courtesy of David Efurd) Two thousand years ago, merchants traversed the monumental Western Ghats to reach India’s busiest ports. This sprawling mountain rangeShow More Summary

Oklahoma Voters Will Soon Decide Whether To Allow a Ten Commandments Display on Capitol Grounds

Oklahoma voters are one step closer to deciding whether religious displays, like the Ten Commandments monument that stood on the Capitol grounds until last year, should be legal in the state.

A look at various national monument proposals nationally

The state's Chamber of Commerce said the designation would have far-reaching consequences for public access, water rights and resource management, saying a national monument designation would only hurt, not help, the state. Bundy led...Show More Summary

The Confederacy is rising again in Texas. Sigh.

While a few southern states such as Georgia and North Carolina and cities like New Orleans ditched their Confederate monuments from public display, the Great State of Texas—via small cities such as Orange and Georgetown—is determined to dig in and hold on. Show More Summary

Texas neo-Confederates erecting monument with 32 Rebel flags — on town’s MLK Blvd

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Texas neo-Confederates are erecting a huge new monument commemorating their Civil War heroes, even as the state struggles to come to terms with its racist past. Politico spoke to members of the Texas chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans — a group the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)...

Ernst Neizvestny, sculptor who confronted Khrushchev, dies at 91

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Ernst Neizvestny, a Russian-born sculptor who publicly debated modern art with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and went on to create his final memorial, died in the United States Tuesday. Neizvestny, known for his dynamic monumental works, died in New York, US-based journalist Oleg Sulkin announced on Facebook early Wednesday morning. Show More Summary

Arkansas is One Step Closer to Putting an Illegal Ten Commandments Monument on Capitol Grounds

There is now an official application with the Arkansas government to install a Ten Commandments monument near the Capitol grounds. If the state says yes to the project, it may lead to a costly lawsuit. Why are they so eager to follow in the failing footsteps of Oklahoma?

Take-Two says Battleborn performed 'below expectations,' stops short of saying it will go F2P

Ah, Battleborn. It's one of those games that isn't as bad as you hear, but still managed to come in below the monumental expectations it set. Take-Two seemingly agrees from a financial perspective, stating that it performed "below expectations,"...Show More Summary

Putin Unveils Russian Army Monument in Slovenia

4 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

Russian President Vladimir Putin joined his Slovenian counterpart Borut Pahor at Slovenia’s Russian Chapel and unveiled a monument to Russian troops during a visit on Saturday, Slovenian state news agency STA reports. Putin visited Slovenia...Show More Summary

Big Ten Network to offer new original programs

It’s hard to believe that Big Ten Network will enter its 10th year of operation. Back in 2007, Big Ten Network debuted with the monumental Appalachian State upset of Michigan and hasn’t looked back. Being one of the most successful league-owned...Show More Summary

Russian Experts at Palmyra

Reuters Staff, 'IS destruction too extensive to restore Temple of Bel in Syria’s Palmyra' Reuters July 23, 2016 Two ancient monuments in the Syrian city of Palmyra were so badly damaged by Islamic State that they can only be rebuilt using substantially new materials [...]Show More Summary

IS destruction too extensive to restore Temple of Bel in Syria’s Palmyra

last monthReligion : FaithWorld

Two ancient monuments in the Syrian city of Palmyra were so badly damaged by Islamic State that they can only be rebuilt using substantially new materials, Russian officials said on Thursday.

For the Second Time, Ethics Committee Calls for Alabama Chief Justice’s Removal

The last time Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore found himself in this position, it was because he refused to remove an enormous Ten Commandments monument from a state building. That was in 2003. This time, Moore is under fire because of...Show More Summary

Ethics panel wants Alabama chief justice removed from office

The Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission wrote in the court filing that Moore — who was ousted from the bench in 2003 for refusing to remove a boulder-sized Ten Commandments monument at a state building — was again flouting the rule of...Show More Summary

Russian Experts Name Price, Timeline in Restoration of Palmyra Monuments

Key monuments in the historical Syrian city of Palmyra destroyed by the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group can be restored within months or years at prices up to $400,000, Russian experts estimated in a report obtained by RIA Novosti Wednesday following their July 5-9 visit.

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