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Most recent 14 results returned for keyword: robert f kennedy (Search this on MAP) Warren Brusse : “The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and...
“The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of bold projects and new ideas. Rather, it will belong to those who can blend passion, reason and courage in a personal commitment to [their] ideals.”
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12 hours ago - Via Mobile - View - Adam Sweet : RFK children speak about JFK assassination: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is convinced that a lone gunman wasn't...
RFK children speak about JFK assassination: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is convinced that a lone gunman wasn't solely responsible for the assassination of his uncle, President John F. Kennedy, and said his father believed the Warren Commission report was a "shoddy piece of craftsmanship."
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Brock Breed Good morning Phoenix! Let the countdown to the weekend begin! Pop Culture Trivia for April 17, 2014 1969: Sirhan Sirhan was convicted for the murder of Robert F. Kennedy. 1970: The Apollo 13 astronauts safely splashed down after their near-disas...
Brock Breed Good morning Phoenix! Let the countdown to the weekend begin! Pop Culture Trivia for April 17, 2014 1969: Sirhan Sirhan was convicted for the murder of Robert F. Kennedy. 1970: The Apollo 13 astronauts sa...
1 day ago - Via Blogger - View - All New York News : Taxi Driver Charged in $28,000 Toll Fraud Back and forth the driver went. A thousand times over the...
Taxi Driver Charged in $28,000 Toll Fraud

Back and forth the driver went. A thousand times over the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge. Three thousand trips through the Queens-Midtown Tunnel. Each time without paying a toll. It might sound like the fever dream of a New York City car commuter. It was, the authorities said, the reality for one taxi driver who for nearly two years sneaked through toll plazas by “piggybacking” on the driver in front of him and pocketing payments totaling more than $28,000. Queens prosecutors on Thursday charged the driver, Rodolfo Sanchez, 69, with grand larceny, theft of service and criminal possession of stolen property for a scheme that began in August 2012 and ended Wednesday at 3:40 p.m. It is not a new way to get something for nothing, the authorities said, but no single driver appeared to have ever been caught making quite so many free trips. “This type of behavior is egregiously unfair to the millions of honest motorists who pay tolls every day,” Donald Look, the chief of security for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bridges and Tunnels, said in a statement. Indeed, Mr. Sanchez said he got the idea, according to prosecutors, by watching other drivers doing the same trick: tailgating [...]
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69 - After the First Battle of Bedriacum, Vitellius becomes Roman Emperor.
1349 - Fall of the Bavand dynasty, and rise of the Afrasiyab dynasty.
1492 - Spain and Christopher Columbus sign the Capitulations of Santa Fe for his voyage to Asia to acquire spices.
1863 - American Civil War: Grierson's Raid begins - troops under Union Army Colonel Benjamin Grierson attack central Mississippi.
1897 - The Aurora, Texas UFO incident
1907 - The Ellis Island immigration center processes 11,747 people, more than on any other day.
1937 - Daffy Duck's first appearance, in Porky's Duck Hunt.
1942 - French prisoner of war General Henri Giraud escapes from his castle prison in Festung Königstein.
1944 - Forces of the Communist-controlled Greek People's Liberation Army attack the smaller National and Social Liberation resistance group, which surrenders. Its leader Dimitrios Psarros is murdered.
1945 - World War II: Brazilian forces liberate the town of Montese, Italy, from Nazi forces.
1946 - Syria obtains its independence from the French occupation.
1949 - At midnight 26 Irish counties officially leave the British Commonwealth. A 21-gun salute on O'Connell Bridge, Dublin, ushers in the Republic of Ireland.
1964 - Jerrie Mock becomes the first woman to circumnavigate the world by air.
1964 - Ford Mustang is introduced to the North American market.
1969 - Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy.
1969 - Czechoslovakian Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubček is deposed.
1970 - Apollo program: The ill-fated Apollo 13 spacecraft returns to Earth safely.
1971 - The People's Republic of Bangladesh forms, under Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Mujibnagor.
1986 - The Three Hundred and Thirty Five Years' War between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly ends.
1277 - Michael IX Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1320) born.
1573 - Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1651) born.
1598 - Giovanni Battista Riccioli, Italian priest and astronomer (d. 1671) born.
1620 - Marguerite Bourgeoys, French saint, founded the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal (d. 1700) born.
1622 - Henry Vaughan, Welsh physician, author, and poet (d. 1695) born.
1676 - Frederick I of Sweden (d. 1751) born.
1683 - Johann David Heinichen, German composer and theorist (d. 1729) born.
1710 - Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan, Scottish politician (d. 1767) born.
1734 - Taksin, Thai king (d. 1782) born.
1741 - Samuel Chase, American jurist (d. 1811) born.
1750 - François de Neufchâteau, French politician (d. 1828) born.
1756 - Dheeran Chinnamalai, Indian activist (d. 1805) born.
1766 - Collin McKinney, American surveyor, merchant, and politician (d. 1861) born.
1794 - Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, German botanist (d. 1868) born.
1798 - Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (d. 1840) born.
1814 - Josif Pančić, Serbian botanist (d. 1888) born.
1820 - Alexander Cartwright, American inventor of Baseball (d. 1892) born.
1833 - Jean-Baptiste Accolay, Belgian violinist, conductor, and composer (d. 1900) born.
1837 - J. P. Morgan, American banker and financier, founded J.P. Morgan & Co. (d. 1913) born.
1842 - Maurice Rouvier, French politician (d. 1911) born.
1849 - William R. Day, American jurist and politician, 36th United States Secretary of State (d. 1923) born.
1852 - Cap Anson, American baseball player and manager (d. 1922) born.
1863 - Augustus Edward Hough Love, English mathematician (d. 1940) born.
1865 - Ursula Ledóchowska, Polish-Austrian nun and saint, founded the Congregation of the Ursulines of the Agonizing Heart of Jesus (d. 1939) born.
1866 - Ernest Starling, English physiologist (d. 1927) born.
1875 - Aleksander Tõnisson, Estonian commander and politician (d. 1941) born.
1877 - Matsudaira Tsuneo, Japanese diplomat (d. 1949) born.
1882 - Artur Schnabel, Polish pianist and composer (d. 1951) born.
1884 - Leo Frank, American businessman (d. 1915) born.
1885 - Karen Blixen, Danish author (d. 1962) born.
1885 - Carl Goßler, German rower (d. 1914) born.
1890 - Art Acord, American actor and rodeo rider (d. 1931) born.
1891 - George Adamski, Polish-American ufologist and author (d. 1965) born.
1895 - Robert Dean Frisbie, American author (d. 1948) born.
1896 - Señor Wences, Spanish-American ventriloquist (d. 1999) born.
1897 - Nisargadatta Maharaj, Indian philosopher and educator (d. 1981) born.
1897 - Thornton Wilder, American author and playwright (d. 1975) born.
1897 - Edouard Wyss-Dunant, Swiss physician and mountaineer (d. 1983) born.
1899 - Aleksander Klumberg, Estonian decathlete and coach (d. 1958) born.
1902 - Jaime Torres Bodet, Mexican politician (d. 1974) born.
1903 - Gregor Piatigorsky, Ukrainian-American cellist (d. 1976) born.
1903 - Nicolas Nabokov, Russian-American composer (d. 1978) born.
1903 - Morgan Taylor, American hurdler (d. 1975) born.
1905 - Louis Jean Heydt, American actor (d. 1960) born.
1906 - Sidney Garfield, American physician (d. 1984) born.
1909 - Alain Poher, French politician, President of France (d. 1996) born.
1910 - Evangelos Averoff, Greek politician and author (d. 1990) born.
1910 - Ivan Goff, Australian screenwriter and producer (d. 1999) born.
1910 - Helenio Herrera, French footballer and manager (d. 1997) born.
1911 - Hervé Bazin, French author (d. 1996) born.
1911 - Lester Rodney, American journalist (d. 2009) born.
1912 - Marta Eggerth, Hungarian-American actress and singer (d. 2013) born.
1914 - Mac Raboy, American illustrator (d. 1967) born.
1915 - Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Sri Lankan politician, 6th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (d. 2000) born.
1915 - Regina Ghazaryan, Armenian painter and public figure (d. 1999) born.
1915 - Martin Clemens, Scottish soldier (d. 2009) born.
1915 - Joe Foss, American general and politician, 20th Governor of South Dakota (d. 2003) born.
1916 - A. Thiagarajah, Sri Lankan Tamil teacher and politician (d. 1981) born.
1917 - Bill Clements, American politician, 42nd Governor of Texas (d. 2011) born.
1918 - William Holden, American actor (d. 1981) born.
1919 - Gilles Lamontagne, Canadian politician, 24th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec born.
1919 - Chavela Vargas, Costa Rican-Mexican singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2012) born.
1920 - Edmonde Charles-Roux, French journalist and author born.
1923 - Lindsay Anderson, Indian-English director, screenwriter, and actor (d. 1994) born.
1923 - Solly Hemus, American baseball player, manager, and coach born.
1923 - Gianni Raimondi, Italian tenor (d. 2008) born.
1923 - Harry Reasoner, American journalist (d. 1991) born.
1924 - Donald Richie, American-Japanese author and critic (d. 2013) born.
1925 - Erich Göstl, Austrian-German SS officer (d. 1990) born.
1925 - René Moawad, Lebanese politician, 13th President of Lebanon (d. 1989) born.
1926 - Gerry McNeil, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2004) born.
1928 - Cynthia Ozick, American author born.
1928 - Heinz Putzl, Austrian fencer born.
1928 - Fabien Roy, Canadian politician born.
1929 - Michael Forest, American actor born.
1929 - James Last, German bandleader and composer born.
1929 - Peggy McKercher, Canadian educator born.
1930 - Chris Barber, English trombonist born.
1931 - John Barrett, English tennis player, commentator and author born.
1931 - Malcolm Browne, American journalist and photographer (d. 2012) born.
1931 - Howard Honig, American actor born.
1934 - Don Kirshner, American songwriter and producer (d. 2011) born.
1937 - Ronald Hamowy, Canadian historian and academic (d. 2012) born.
1937 - Ferdinand Piëch, Austrian-German engineer and businessman born.
1938 - Doug Lewis, Canadian lawyer and politician born.
1938 - Kerry Wendell Thornley, American theorist, co-founder of Discordianism (d. 1988) born.
1940 - Eric Dancer, British businessman and Lord-Lieutenant of Devon born.
1940 - Billy Fury, English singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1983) born.
1940 - John McCririck, English journalist born.
1940 - Chuck Menville, American television animator and writer (d. 1992) born.
1940 - Anja Silja, German soprano born.
1941 - Lagle Parek, Estonian politician born.
1943 - Bobby Curtola, Canadian singer born.
1943 - Richard Allen Epstein, American lawyer and educator born.
1946 - Clare Francis, British novelist and yachtswoman born.
1946 - Henry Kelly, Irish radio and television presenter born.
1947 - George Emslie, Lord Emslie, Scottish judge, Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland born.
1947 - Linda Martin, Irish singer-songwriter born.
1947 - Tsutomu Wakamatsu, Japanese baseball player, manager, and coach born.
1948 - Jan Hammer, Czech pianist, composer, and producer born.
1948 - Alice Harden, American politician (d. 2012) born.
1950 - L. Scott Caldwell, American actress born.
1950 - Bruce McNall, American businessman born.
1951 - Olivia Hussey, Argentinian-English actress born.
1951 - Börje Salming, Swedish ice hockey player born.
1952 - Pierre Guité, Canadian ice hockey player born.
1952 - John McColl, British military, Lieutenant Governor of Jersey and Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe born.
1952 - Željko Ražnatović, Serbian warlord (d. 2000) born.
1954 - Riccardo Patrese, Italian race car driver born.
1954 - Roddy Piper, Canadian wrestler and actor born.
1954 - Michael Sembello, American singer-songwriter born.
1954 - Lester Square, Canadian guitarist (The Monochrome Set and Adam and the Ants) born.
1955 - Todd Lickliter, American basketball player and coach born.
1955 - Pete Shelley, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Buzzcocks) born.
1957 - Teri Austin, Canadian-American actress born.
1957 - Nick Hornby, English author and screenwriter born.
1957 - Julia Macur, British judge of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales born.
1957 - Susan Roman, Canadian voice actress born.
1958 - Laslo Babits, Canadian javelin thrower (d. 2013) born.
1959 - Sean Bean, English actor born.
1961 - Frank J. Christensen, American labor leader born.
1961 - Boomer Esiason, American football player and sportscaster born.
1961 - Bella Freud, British fashion designer born.
1963 - Joel Murray, American actor born.
1963 - Penny Vilagos, Canadian swimmer born.
1963 - Vicky Vilagos, Canadian swimmer born.
1964 - Ken Daneyko, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster born.
1964 - Lela Rochon, American actress born.
1964 - Bart Van den Bossche, Flemish singer and actor (d. 2013) born.
1965 - William Mapother, American actor born.
1967 - Leslie Bega, American actress born.
1967 - Henry Ian Cusick, Peruvian-Scottish actor born.
1967 - Kimberly Elise, American actress born.
1967 - Timothy Gibbs, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter born.
1967 - Marquis Grissom, American baseball player and coach born.
1967 - Liz Phair, American singer-songwriter and guitarist born.
1968 - Graeme Le Saux, British footballer born.
1968 - Prince Maurits of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven born.
1971 - Andri Kirsima, Estonian architect born.
1971 - Claire Sweeney, English actress born.
1972 - Tony Boselli, American football player and sportscaster born.
1972 - Jennifer Garner, American actress and producer born.
1972 - Muttiah Muralitharan, Sri Lankan cricketer born.
1972 - Yuichi Nishimura, Japan footballer and referee born.
1972 - Terran Sandwith, Canadian ice hockey player born.
1972 - Jarkko Wiss, Finnish footballer born.
1973 - Katrin Koov, Estonian architect born.
1973 - Brett Maher, Australian basketball player born.
1973 - Theo Ratliff, American basketball player born.
1973 - Kaihō Ryōji, Japanese sumo wrestler born.
1974 - Mikael Åkerfeldt, Swedish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Opeth, Bloodbath, and Katatonia) born.
1974 - Victoria Beckham, English singer and actress (Spice Girls) born.
1975 - Heidi Alexander, English politician born.
1975 - Gabriel Soto, Mexican actor born.
1975 - Travis Roy, American ice hockey player born.
1976 - Sizzla, Jamaican rapper born.
1976 - Anna Geislerová, Czech actress born.
1976 - Monet Mazur, American actress born.
1976 - Alex Nesic, American actor born.
1977 - Chad Hedrick, American speed skater born.
1977 - Phil Jamieson, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Grinspoon) born.
1977 - Frederik Magle, Danish pianist and composer born.
1978 - Lindsay Hartley, American actress and singer born.
1979 - Eric Brewer, Canadian ice hockey player born.
1979 - Sung Si-kyung, South Korean singer born.
1980 - Nicholas D'Agosto, American actor born.
1980 - Lee Hyun-il, South Korean badminton player born.
1980 - Curtis Woodhouse, English footballer and boxer born.
1980 - Fabián Andrés Vargas, Colombian footballer born.
1981 - Hanna Pakarinen, Finnish singer-songwriter born.
1981 - Ryan Raburn, American baseball player born.
1981 - Zhang Yaokun, Chinese footballer born.
1982 - Brad Boyes, Canadian ice hockey player born.
1982 - Lee Joon-gi, South Korean actor and singer born.
1982 - Martin Kampmann, Danish mixed martial artist born.
1982 - Chuck Kobasew, Canadian ice hockey player born.
1983 - Stanislav Chistov, Russian ice hockey player born.
1983 - Roberto Jiménez, Peruvian footballer born.
1983 - Andrea Marcato, Italian rugby player born.
1984 - Pablo Sebastián Álvarez, Argentinian footballer born.
1984 - Rosanna Davison, Irish model and actress, Miss World 2003 born.
1984 - Jed Lowrie, American baseball player born.
1984 - Raffaele Palladino, Italian footballer born.
1985 - Rooney Mara, American actress born.
1985 - Luke Mitchell, Australian actor born.
1985 - William Snape, English actor born.
1985 - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, French tennis player born.
1986 - Romain Grosjean, French race car driver born.
1987 - Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, Canadian actress and singer born.
1987 - Eelco Sintnicolaas, Dutch decathlete born.
1989 - Sunaina, Indian actress born.
1989 - Paraskevi Papachristou, Greek triple jumper born.
1990 - Gia Mantegna, American actress born.
1991 - Tessa James, Australian actress born.
1992 - Noni Răzvan Ene, Romanian singer born.
1993 - Race Imboden, American fencer born.
1995 - Bel'ange Epako, Congolese footballer (d. 2013) born.
1996 - Dee Dee Davis, American actress\n<!-- Do NOT add yourself or people without Wikipedia articles to this list.\nDo not trust \"this year in history\" websites for accurate date information.\nDo not link multiple occurrences of the same year, just link the first occurrence.\n-->\n\n==Deaths== died.
485 - Proclus, Greek philosopher (b. 412) died.
617 - Donnán of Eigg, Irish priest and saint died.
1080 - Harald III of Denmark (b. 1041) died.
1427 - John IV, Duke of Brabant (b. 1403) died.
1539 - George, Duke of Saxony (b. 1471) died.
1574 - Joachim Camerarius, German scholar (b. 1500) died.
1669 - Antonio Bertali, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1605) died.
1680 - Kateri Tekakwitha, American saint (b. 1656) died.
1695 - Juana Inés de la Cruz, Mexican poet and scholar (b. 1651) died.
1696 - Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, French author (b. 1626) died.
1711 - Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1678) died.
1742 - Arvid Horn, Swedish general and politician (b. 1664) died.
1764 - Johann Mattheson, German lexicographer and composer (b. 1681) died.
1799 - Richard Jupp, English architect (b. 1728) died.
1840 - Hannah Webster Foster, American author (b. 1758) died.
1843 - Samuel Morey, American engineer (b. 1762) died.
1882 - George Jennings, English engineer and plumber, invented the Flush toilet (b. 1810) died.
1888 - E. G. Squier, American archaeologist and journalist (b. 1821) died.
1892 - Alexander Mackenzie, Scottish-Canadian soldier, journalist, and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1822) died.
1902 - Francis, Duke of Cádiz (b. 1822) died.
1921 - Manwel Dimech, Maltese journalist, author, and philosopher (b. 1860) died.
1923 - Laurence Ginnell, Irish lawyer and politician (b. 1852) died.
1933 - Kote Marjanishvili, Georgian director and playwright (b. 1872) died.
1936 - Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck, Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1873) died.
1937 - Yi Sang, South Korean poet (b. 1910) died.
1941 - Al Bowlly, Mozambican-English singer-songwriter and bandleader (b. 1899) died.
1944 - J. T. Hearne, English cricketer and coach (b. 1867) died.
1944 - Dimitrios Psarros, Greek lieutenant, founded the National and Social Liberation (b. 1893) died.
1948 - Suzuki Kantarō, Japanese admiral and politician, 42nd Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1868) died.
1954 - Lucrețiu Pătrășcanu, Romanian educator, author, and politician (b. 1900) died.
1960 - Eddie Cochran, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1938) died.
1962 - Henricus Tromp, Dutch rower (b. 1878) died.
1967 - Red Allen, American singer and trumpet player (b. 1908) died.
1975 - Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Indian philosopher and politician, 2nd President of India (b. 1888) died.
1984 - Dionysis Papagiannopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1912) died.
1984 - Claude Provost, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1933) died.
1985 - Takis Miliadis, Greek actor (b. 1922) died.
1985 - Evadne Price, Australian-English author and screenwriter (b. 1896) died.
1987 - Cecil Harmsworth King, English publisher (b. 1901) died.
1987 - Dick Shawn, American actor (b. 1923) died.
1988 - Louise Nevelson, American sculptor (b. 1900) died.
1990 - Ralph Abernathy, American minister and activist (b. 1936) died.
1993 - Turgut Ozal, Turkish politician, 8th president of Turkey (b. 1927) died.
1995 - Frank E. Resnik, American sergeant and businessman (b. 1928) died.
1997 - Chaim Herzog, Irish-Israeli soldier, lawyer, and politician, 6th President of Israel (b. 1918) died.
2003 - H. B. Bailey, American race car driver (b. 1936) died.
2003 - John Paul Getty, Jr., American-English philanthropist (b. 1932) died.
2003 - Earl King, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1934) died.
2003 - Masha and Dasha Krivoshlyapova, Russian conjoined twins (b. 1950) died.
2003 - Yiannis Latsis, Greek businessman (b. 1910) died.
2004 - Soundarya, Indian actress (b. 1971) died.
2004 - Edmond Pidoux, Swiss author and poet (b. 1908) died.
2006 - Scott Brazil, American director and producer (b. 1955) died.
2007 - Kitty Carlisle, American actress and singer (b. 1910) died.
2007 - Gil Dobrică, Romanian singer (b. 1946) died.
2008 - Aimé Césaire, Caribbean-French poet and politician (b. 1913) died.
2008 - Danny Federici, American organist and accordion player (E-Street Band) (b. 1950) died.
2011 - Eric Gross, Austrian-Australian pianist and composer (b. 1926) died.
2011 - Nikos Papazoglou, Greek singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1948) died.
2011 - AJ Perez, Filipino actor (b. 1993) died.
2011 - Michael Sarrazin, Canadian actor (b. 1940) died.
2012 - Leila Berg, English author (b. 1917) died.
2012 - J. Quinn Brisben, American activist and politician (b. 1934) died.
2012 - Stan Johnson, American baseball player (b. 1937) died.
2012 - Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer (b. 1948) died.
2012 - Nityananda Mohapatra, Indian journalist, poet, and politician (b. 1912) died.
2012 - Jonathan V. Plaut, American rabbi and author (b. 1942) died.
2012 - Stanley Rogers Resor, American army officer and lawyer, 9th United States Secretary of the Army (b. 1917) died.
2013 - Sita Chan, Hong Kong singer and actress (b. 1987) died.
2013 - Carlos Graça, São Toméan politician, Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe (b. 1931) died.
2013 - Kauko Kangasniemi, Finnish weightlifter (b. 1942) died.
2013 - Bi Kidude, Tanzanian singer (b. 1910) died.
2013 - Albert Messiah, French physicist (b. 1921) died.
2013 - Steuart Pringle, English general (b. 1928) died.
2013 - V. S. Ramadevi, Indian politician, 13th Governor of Karnataka (b. 1934) died.
2013 - T. K. Ramamoorthy, Indian composer (b. 1922) died.
2013 - Paul Ware, English footballer (b. 1970) died.
2014 - Cheo Feliciano, Puerto Rican composer and singer (b. 1935) died.
1 day ago - Via Mobile - View - Peter Fraterdeus : Insights from Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Restoring Louisiana’s Coast Will Require Restoring Its Democracy...
Insights from Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Restoring Louisiana’s Coast Will Require Restoring Its Democracy—Governor Jindal Is Trying to Undermine Both

A recent poll by America’s Wetland Foundation found that 74 percent of Louisiana residents “consider saving the coast to be the most important issue [in the state] of our lifetime.” +Waterkeeper NYC +Restore Louisiana Now  #deepwaterhorizon
1 day ago - Via Reshared Post - View - Raoul Simon : 1969: Sirhan Sirhan was convicted of the assassination of United States Senator Robert F. Kennedy.

Sirhan Sirhan was convicted of the assassination of United
States Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
Sirhan Sirhan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
M.T. Mehdi, then secretary-general of the Action Committee on American-Arab Relations, believed that Sirhan had acted in justifiable self-defense, stating: "Sirhan was defending himself against those 50 Phantom jets Kennedy was sending to Israel." Mehdi wrote a 100-page book on the subject ...
1 day ago - Via Google+ - View - Harry Davis : Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Is Set To Endorse The Fracker Katy McGinty for Pennsylvania Governor! Date: Thursday...
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Is Set To Endorse The Fracker Katy McGinty for Pennsylvania Governor!
Date: Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 (posted 10:10AM Thursday) from Alex Lotorto: Today, Thursday at 5:30PM, there will be a press conference outside of Ale Mary's in Scranton where Robert F. Kennedy will be campaigning for Katie McGinty for governor. He's told us ...
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Is Set To Endorse The Fracker Katy McGinty for Pennsylvania Governor!

2 days ago - Via Blogger - View - Allan T : Get the Claymores out the Thatches… Damn! I’ve been trying to keep to my own agenda and not be side...
Get the Claymores out the Thatches…

Damn! I’ve been trying to keep to my own agenda and not be side-tracked by others. But when I read the Guardian with mounting disbelief, I realised I was off chasing someone else’s hare again.
Here is a key sentence from Martin Kettle’s column… ‘Nationalist opinion could become more militant if the talks become bogged down. Even acts of violence are not inconceivable in certain circumstances or places…’
He’s talking about a post-vote scenario in which things, he suggests, might get nasty. Well, it’s a theory. But that word ‘violence’ hit me like a slap in the face. Where did that come from?
We can all postulate and theorise but when someone in the mainstream starts to talk about constitutional politics turning to violence, he steps into very tricky territory. Journalistically, I expect that to be based on something – anything. And, of course, it is – the Irish Treaty of 1921. Yes, modern, democratic Scotland will resort to civil war if we’re not happy with the settlement. How do you draw the comparison? Who are the Provisionals and who the Republicans? Who is Collins, who is de Valera? Where are the guns? Where is the hatred? Do we have a militant, hardline cadre of nationalists with explosive dumps in the Campsies?
This is reaching to the bottom of the barrel for justification and it isn’t credible. As a professional, Kettle should be able to say words to the effect… ‘nationalist insiders are worried that extremists might’ etc…or ‘police suspect a handful of hardliners are prepared to’ etc…or ‘academics fear the possibility of trouble’ etc. In other words, he should quote anything that can purport to be a source of such a statement. For the author to assert this himself is downright irresponsible.
Our campaign has been democratic, transparent, constitutional and peaceful throughout. I can’t think of anything in the current debate which has hinted at trouble or who might cause it. I do remember sporadic acts of explosives in use in the seventies when nationalism was still largely incoherent and diehards copied the efforts of Irish nationalists. The last time anyone seriously mentioned violence to me in the Scottish context was in the 1980s when Adam Busby was claiming responsibility for bomb blasts in Ireland on behalf of the Scottish National Liberation Army (him) and a senior Tory told me he’d believe there was demand for devolution when Scots started knocking in the windows on Princes Street.
Modern Scottish nationalism is unblemished in this respect and there is nothing in the current legal arrangements for the referendum to leave any room for doubt. This is democratic. So where is Martin Kettle getting his information that leads to the suggestion we might fall upon each other if, for example, Trident takes longer to remove than we thought?
I think this is a silly, unresearched, desperate little reference which insults the movement and Scotland itself. He has a long-term, trusted and knowledgeable correspondent based in Edinburgh. Did he consult Severin Carrell before writing this?
He says it isn’t beyond the bounds of possibility and of course he is right. It isn’t beyond the bounds of possibility that David Cameron might declare a Yes majority insufficient, either. It just is very far down the scale and to drop it into the debate is to offer encouragement to any deranged idiot and to add a frightening element to a fair debate that doesn’t need this type of ill-informed intervention.
He also uses this piece to suggest strongly that there will be nastiness after a Yes vote, that people are just pretending to be nice right now but it will all kick off immediately afterwards.
‘Salmond talks as though the negotiations following a yes vote would be straightforward, respectful and informed by mutual trust. Why should that be so? They would more likely be devious, antagonistic and riddled with mutual suspicion, as well as largely meaningless until after the 2015 general election.’
Why not mutual trust? What is it about the British that everything is fine until they lose. This strain of unpleasantness runs through everything they do. They smile and say ‘of course, we’re happy to discuss it’ and then threaten us, unilaterally withdraw access to joint resources and hint at retaliation. Is this really a Union at all? It increasingly sounds to me like master and servant and master will tolerate independent thought from servant only so far and then, by god, watch out – they’ll turn nasty.
This, remember is the Guardian, not the colonially-minded Telegraph.
However, I also think Kettle completely misunderstands what will actually happen after a Yes vote and it isn’t just Scotland and the Scots he doesn’t understand – it’s Britain and the metropolitan elite he himself inhabits.
The moment a Yes is declared, the entire British machine moves into diplomatic mode. The first act is to be magnanimous by accepting the result with good grace. The second is to set the tone by appearing reasonable and, even while doing their utmost to get the best deal they can, they will present to the world an image of refined Brits maintaining their dignity. To be brutally frank, the loss of Scotland is the last vestige of a once ‘great’ country slowly sinking below the horizon. They must at all costs pretend the opposite is true, that this is a blip and nothing more. It will be the confirmation of an historical truth, that Scotland is returning whence it came and that the game of empire is over. Rule Britannia.
I think that while they pick over the pieces in private, to the world at large they will be desperate to look statesmanlike and even gentlemanly in keeping with their carefully cultured international image. The eyes of the world will be upon them and the last accusation they want to hear is of bullying and cheating a smaller neighbour who has just done what the UK constantly tells others to do – expressed its democratic wish. That image would be disastrous for the UK and the West in general when viewed from Moscow, Ankara, Kabul, Baghdad, Mogadishu, Tripoli and other theatres where the British like to strut. And imagine the global horror if friendly Nordic countries, or Berlin, or even Washington let it be known London was being nasty and thuggish with the Scots…
Let’s leave the predictions of doom, of nastiness and violence to the London media as another display of their epic ignorance and defeatism.

Vive Le Quebec Libre!

19 thoughts on “Get the Claymores out the Thatches…”

April 17, 2014 at 6:46 am

My concern is that this kind of theme is appearing in the national papers (not really news more propaganda) too much. It would suit the Bitters to paint a picture of unreasonable cybernats (and cabernats even) as threatening and aggressive and something to be feared. I do worry about the direction these mouthpieces of the uk state are taking us.


April 17, 2014 at 7:11 am

This is just some sick fantasy by the author and says more about what is going on in his diseased brain than about reality, but it adds to the climate of distrust and fear and is not good news. I think it is time the Scottish government got some kind of international monitoring going, to ensure everyone is playing fair.


April 17, 2014 at 8:00 am
Jan Cowan

Kettle’s problem is he views Scottish independence as a defeat rather than a democratic progression. It’s sad to think that so called educated people, knowing the true facts, are willing to sink to such a low level. No doubt we can look for more of the same all the way through to September. But it’s a total waste of time on their part since a majority of people living in Scotland suspect every word and move they make.


April 17, 2014 at 8:06 am

Cracking dissection Derek.
Mr Kettle’s piece is right up there with Mr Robertson’s ‘cataclysm’ speech. You don’t know whether to laugh or cry, feel pity or shock. Simply mindbending conflations and contradictions. Scenarios dreamt up from who knows where and based on the most tenuous of historical links.
I’d despair but at the end of the day resorting to these frankly stupid tactics tells us something about the electoral plight of the no campaign.


April 17, 2014 at 8:10 am
Jan Cowan

PS I gave my claymore away years ago………once I was too old to dance the Sword Dance!


April 17, 2014 at 8:14 am

Introducing the thought of violence and civil disruption after a Yes vote, is just another scare tactic. The whole thing is just too much bother isn’t it…. Salmond is a vile egotistical dictator, his supporters are ignorant haggis munching cybernat idiots and they’ll cause mayhem to the green and pleasant land that ‘Britain’ is. (or they think it is) if we have the nerve to vote Yes. I hate all this, lies, and blatant propaganda. Those of us who can see through it, are fine, many don’t have the resources to see and it’s so easy just to say let’s just keep it all as it is, which is what the entire No campaign is about.


April 17, 2014 at 8:26 am

Och we don’t need guns. I have some rolled up copies of the Scotsman soaked in cat’s urine that’ll do fine. They came that way by the way.


April 17, 2014 at 8:46 am

Westminster’s lackeys in the MSM have now really lost the plot when they are resorting to this kind of attack on support for independence.


April 17, 2014 at 8:51 am

I suspect Kettle is a bit miffed that his armed insurrection was trumped by Hammond’s aliens, though I see Benedict Brogan of the colonial Toryraph was promoting the Guardian article onTwitter. Is there a competition going on in Whitehall and it’s environs for the most ludicrous indyref prognostication?


April 17, 2014 at 8:58 am
Alex Beveridge

I really don’t know why we are surprised by these articles since they have been occurring since the start of the independence campaign, and of of course date back many years, in particular in 79′. and 97′. And no doubt they will continue long after we have voted to become an independent country, as these people, all part of the establishment, at least in their thinking, are still guilty, as are unfortunately many scots, mainly the “proud” ones, still believe we are, “too wee, too stupid and too poor” to run our own affairs. We will be amazed when we discover how rich we really are, and I don’t just mean financially, after the 18th, September. In my time on the streets, I have still to meet one person who can articulate a positive reason for remaining in this unequal union, and that is the main reason why we are going to win the referendum.


April 17, 2014 at 9:15 am

Why should we turn to violence if it is a YES vote? Wouldn’t those who voted No be the ones to resort to these tactics?
Sorry to disappoint, but we Yessersl be too busy making a go of it


April 17, 2014 at 9:24 am

All that stands between the Yes campaign and being branded “terrorists” by HMG in London is the Edinburgh agreement.
In just about every country ruled from London that has sought independence,that has been the tactic (including the USA who should be reminded of this fact).
Now that it looks like Scotland will be self governing,the colonial mindset in the London establishment is re-emerging as their last line of defence.
Fortunately,we have both the Edinburgh agreement and the eyes of the world upon us so they are unlikely to prevail.
How would the rest of the world view a country who blatantly breaks agreements made in good faith ?
I am sure Westminster would not want to be compared to Vlad and the Oligarchs so they are going to have to tread very carefully.
Thanks Derek.


April 17, 2014 at 9:48 am

If he’d said there might be violence after a narrow No majority I might have seen there he was coming from, although it’s still a wicked, baseless smear. There are those who have meade various insurrectionist noises regarding how they’ll feel if they perceive a Yes majority has been snatched from their grasp due to the lies and smears of the media.
But to suit Kettle’s agenda it’s a Yes victory that has to be portrayed as apocalyptic and terrifying. So he conjures up a ludicrous, lurid fantasy of Yes supporters turning terrorist in their very moment of victory. Thus, of course, feeding further the distrust of the media that is causing all the disquiet in the first place.


April 17, 2014 at 10:13 am

“Why not mutual trust? What is it about the British that everything is fine until they lose. This strain of unpleasantness runs through everything they do. They smile and say ‘of course, we’re happy to discuss it’ and then threaten us, unilaterally withdraw access to joint resources and hint at retaliation. Is this really a Union at all? It increasingly sounds to me like master and servant and master will tolerate independent thought from servant only so far and then, by god, watch out – they’ll turn nasty. ”
This , in a nutshell, describes the Scottish landowners we need to rid ourselves of. Imagine a tenant not doffing the cap, or telling him where to put his foxhunting – he’d be out of the tied house by the end of the day. So much for allowing independent thought.


April 17, 2014 at 10:35 am

Does Kettle think the Scottish police to be impotent? It would seem he does so. What does he think the police will do at the first hint of even minor outbreaks of violence post the referendum? stand back and watch it happen?
If you assault someone you can expect the long arm of the law to come after you and quite right too. We live in an era of the rule of law and Mr Kettle should consider that no part of Scotland rioted while many parts of England did so. One silly boy here in Dundee was prosecuted for a tweet attempting to inspire others to do so. That was as close as we got.


April 17, 2014 at 11:10 am
Murray McCallum

I agree that a Yes vote will be publicly hailed as a positive outcome for all sides. Each party will announce positives from the settlement. This is in everyone’s best interests for progress.
The democratic spirit of Scotland and rUK working together could be captured:
“… I think that we could agree on what kind of a world we would all want to build. It would be a world of independent nations, moving toward international community, each of which protected and respected the basic human freedoms. It would be a world which demanded of each government that it accept its responsibility to insure social justice.”
Robert F. Kennedy 06Jun’66


April 17, 2014 at 11:50 am
James Coleman

“What is it about the British that everything is fine until they lose. ”
Puleeeze Not the British, the English.


April 17, 2014 at 12:15 pm
James Coleman

I am finding that these Metropollyanna Land Luvvies are writing this type of drivel more and more often. I wonder if it has anything to do with being vengeful after the pasting they usually take from Indy supporters when they come onto Twitter and pontificate about Independence. David Aaronovitch is at it again today in the Times only a few days after his ass was well and truly kicked for his nonsensical views re Independence.


April 17, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Im getting more puzzled by the minute at all of the mistakes made by the no campaign?
violence against insurrection is a very english trait

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