Tag: Heritage

Gay vets can march in Boston St. Patrick's parade

BOSTON (AP) — For the first time in its history, the sponsors of Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade will allow a group representing the gay community to participate, drawing cheers from Mayor Martin Walsh, who boycotted the event last year

Greenpeace in Peru: Another Epic PR Fail

Greenpeace in Peru: Another Epic PR Fail

The Peruvian government is seeking criminal charges against the Greenpeace activists who damaged one of the country’s two greatest heritage sites – the Nazca Lines. This is excellent news. Not for the Nazca Lines, obviously: the mysterious ancient desert geoglyphs

Left-Wing Group Calls for Federal Crackdown on LGBT Discrimination

Left-Wing Group Calls for Federal Crackdown on LGBT Discrimination

A report from the left-wing Center for American Progress says gays, lesbians, and transsexuals will not fully realize the promise of America unless and until the Federal government extends to them widespread protection from all kinds of discrimination. The 76-page report calls

Tesla: Selling Batteries to Utilities is an Uphill Climb

Tesla: Selling Batteries to Utilities is an Uphill Climb

Tesla was riding high in March when it raised $1.6 billion in a convertible bond sale to help fund its $5 billion Gigafactory designed to produce batteries for 500,000 electric cars per year. But with oil prices cut in half this

GOP Senators’ Actions Versus Words On Obama’s Amnesty Play

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) raised a point of order in the US Senate Saturday evening. Heritage Action’s Michael A. Needham explained it this way. “If Senators are opposed to President Obama’s executive action on immigration, they should vote in favor of

Hong Kong Left Deeply Polarised by Protests: Analysts

Hong Kong Left Deeply Polarised by Protests: Analysts

The demolition of the main protest camp ended a pro-democracy occupation that paralysed Hong Kong for two months, but the campaign has left the city deeply divided both politically and socially, analysts say. With the world watching, Hong Kong was

Sony Spox Shuts Down Actor During Local News Interview

Sony Spox Shuts Down Actor During Local News Interview

During Los Angeles’ KNBC’s  Thursday night news broadcast, local reporter Robert Kovacik reported about the Sony hacking scandal causing a media blackout at the premiere for the Sony pictures film “The Interview.” Actor Charles Chun of Korean heritage who plays

Peru Filing Charges Against Greenpeace for Damaging 1,500-Year-Old Inca Art

Peru Filing Charges Against Greenpeace for Damaging 1,500-Year-Old Inca Art

Greenpeace activists are facing legal retribution from the government of Peru for trespassing on ancient Inca land and potentially damaging an aerial hummingbird monument believed to be between 1,500-2,000 years old. The activists placed a sign reading “Time for Change!

Sen. Ted Cruz: ‘Torture is Wrong. Unambiguously. Period. The End.’

Sen. Ted Cruz: ‘Torture is Wrong. Unambiguously. Period. The End.’

Texas Senator Ted Cruz is reminding Americans that no civilized nation should ever torture prisoners. “Torture is wrong, unambiguously. Period. The end. Civilized nations do not engage in torture and Congress has rightly acted to make absolutely clear that the

Syrian Jewish Bibles Could Spark Ownership Dispute

Syrian Jewish Bibles Could Spark Ownership Dispute

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two decades after Israeli spies helped Syrian Jews whisk ancient Hebrew bibles from Damascus to Jerusalem, Israel’s national library asked an Israeli court on Monday to grant it custodianship over the manuscripts — a move that could

Spanish Theatre Forced to Sell Porn to Avoid High Taxes

Spanish Theatre Forced to Sell Porn to Avoid High Taxes

Crippled by colossal tax rates and falling ticket sales, the Spanish cultural sector is taking creative action to cut its tax bill, including one theatre which has changed its main business to pornography to avoid having to pay high taxes. 

Boehner: Current Funding Plan ‘Best Chance for Success’

Boehner: Current Funding Plan ‘Best Chance for Success’

Despite criticism from his party’s conservative wing that House Leadership’s government funding plan does not got far enough to combat President Obama’s executive amnesty, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) argues that the current strategy has the “best chance for success.”

Baby Jesus Banned from French Local Council

Baby Jesus Banned from French Local Council

France’s law dividing the state and religion has often been praised for ensuring that the country’s traditions are upheld and that multiculturalism does not tread on the toes of French culture. But it is that very Christian heritage that has

Is Deflation Good for Shoppers or Death for Nations?

Is Deflation Good for Shoppers or Death for Nations?

U.S. shopping is expected to be up big during the Black Friday weekend, since the deflated cost of gasoline–under $3 a gallon–is saving consumers $250 million per day. But falling prices that are good for American consumers is seen as downright

In Britain, U.S. Turkey Dinner is Big for Business

In Britain, U.S. Turkey Dinner is Big for Business

LONDON (AP) — Plump turkeys in butcher shop windows. Harvest displays of pumpkin and corn. Sandwich boards describing groaning feasts. Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday in Britain, but you might be forgiven for being fooled. It’s not hard to find someone

L.A. Mayor Garcetti Walks Lockstep with Obama on Climate Change

L.A. Mayor Garcetti Walks Lockstep with Obama on Climate Change

In the aftermath of last week’s U.S.-China climate change agreement, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed on Friday that the City of Angels host a summit next year of leaders of Chinese and American cities to promote limiting greenhouse gas

The Importance of Federalism in America’s Future

The Importance of Federalism in America’s Future

When an American president threatens to govern by Executive Order, he has really declared he will govern by arbitrary power: his will instead of the will of the people. We are witnesses to the subversion of popular government when the

Tunisia Heats Up Ahead of Presidential Election

Tunisia Heats Up Ahead of Presidential Election

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s first free presidential election is boiling down to two candidates with divergent views of the revolution that transformed this former dictatorship. The clear front-runner in Sunday’s ballot is veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi, who has

Indonesian Muslim Pageant Challenges Western Beauty Contests

Indonesian Muslim Pageant Challenges Western Beauty Contests

An eclectic mix of women from around the world will compete in the finale of a pageant exclusively for Muslims in Indonesia Friday, seen as a riposte to Western beauty contests. The women, who include a doctor and a computer

We Cannot Afford Amnesty

We Cannot Afford Amnesty

Illegal immigrants, illegal aliens, undocumented workers, persons living in the United States without legal permission, whatever you choose to call them, there are roughly 11-12 million living in our country, and President Obama says he plans to do something about that very