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French Teenager Cares For Graves OF American Soldiers Killed In WWII

Three people from France, Stow and Chicago find ties to pilot buried along Normandy beach
The Army Air Force pilot is 1st Lt. Robert N. Weyrick. The teen is 16-year old Clemence Moalli of Brest, Brittany, in France.

Lt. Weyrick graduated from Stow High School in 1941. After a short stint at B.F. Goodrich, he joined the Army and was assigned to the 87th Squadron, 438th Troop Carrier Group. By the end of the war, he had participated in every African and European invasion and had been awarded eight Bronze Stars.
But while he survived the war, he did not make it home. A month after victory in Europe, Weyrick, 22, was injured in a train accident. He died on June 9, 1945, in England, and was buried at the Normandy American Cemetery at
Colleville-sur-Mer France.
She joined Flowers of Memory, a volunteer group of young people who become “godmothers” to the graves of American soldiers.
Much more to story: http://www.ohio.com/news/local/three-people-from-france-stow-and-chicago-find-ties-to-pilot-buried-along-normandy-beach-1.310065

Thank you Clemence Moalli!

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon May 28, 2012, 10:04 AM (2 replies)

Juanita Jean voices her opinion of the JOP who jailed the honor student for absences:

Do Like Mitt Said. If You Don’t Have $20,000 to Start Your Business, Borrow It From Your Dad
The Honorable Republican Judge Lanny Moriarty wanted to make an example of Diane.

“If you let one run loose, what are you gonna’ do with the rest of ‘em?,” said Judge Lanny Moriarty. “Let them go too? A little stay in the jail for one night is not a death sentence.”

Lanny, Dude, she is not running loose. Lanny, Dude, this baby girl needs help, not punishment. Open your damn Republican wallet with a sledgehammer, Lanny, and give this child a couple bucks. Hold one of those golf tournaments you Republicans love and let this baby girl sleep in the locker room while you Christian boys drink some beer and slap each others hineys.

The wise Judge Moriarty also gave Diane a $100 fine. Lanny, Dude, that’s not helping the situation.
Republicans just don’t get it. They really don’t. He made her an example, okay. He did. He made her an example of the cruelty and meanness the Republican Party brings to the American arena.

You can contact the good Republican Judge on Tuesday being your usual kind selves and ask if you can send a couple of bucks to him to help pay Diane’s fine. But you want some kind of proof that it went toward her fine and not his wallet with the chain and double lock around it.
Site with info on how to contact this jackass: http://www.mctx.org/courts/justices_of_the_peace/justice_of_the_peace_pct_1/index.html

Lanny better pray he can take his money with him and that Sweet Jesus takes bribes because that’s the only way he’s gonna get to heaven.


Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon May 28, 2012, 09:47 AM (9 replies)

48 hours until Julian Assange's extradtion verdict will be handed down

M Cetera (@m_cetera)
5/28/12 3:27 AM
Only 48hrs until Julian #Assange's verdict is handed down. Take action now
#WikiLeaks #ProtectAssange #Rally4JA

The UK Supreme Court will decide whether or not Julian Assange is to be extradited to Sweden on May 30, at 9:15AM. The proceedings will be open to the public and will also be live-streamed via the Sky website. The judgment is expected to last around 10 minutes.

If the court rules to extradite Mr Assange, he will be sent to Sweden within 10 days. He can appeal further to the European Court of Human Rights, though this will not stop his extradition.

Julian Assange has not been charged with any crime in any country, yet he will have spent 540 days detained—10 in solitary confinement, and 530 under house arrest—by the time the verdict is handed down. Sweden is trying to extradite him for the purpose of questioning, but they have refused all offers to question him via telephone or video call, despite it being a completely legal method under Swedish law.

If extradited to Sweden, Mr Assange will be immediately placed in prison, incommunicado. He will be held in solitary confinement, which the UN Rapporteur on Torture stated amounts to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment in excess of 15 days. Since Sweden does not have a bail system, he will be held for an indefinite period of time. If charged, the following trial would be held in secret.


Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon May 28, 2012, 06:28 AM (2 replies)

Hernandez confessed to NJ prayer group decades ago that he killed Etan Patz, but no one reported it

Hernandez confessed to NJ prayer group decades ago that he killed Etan Patz, but no one reported it to authorities  

Pedro Hernandez confessed decades ago to his church prayer group that he had strangled a boy — but no one, including his relatives and a spiritual leader, reported it to authorities.

His sister, Milagros Hernandez, 45, of Camden, N.J., revealed the family secret to the Daily News on Sunday — and on behalf of the 12 Hernandez brothers and sisters apologized to the parents of the 6-year-old boy he says he killed, Etan Patz.
The New York Times reported Sunday that Hernandez made his startling confession at St. Anthony of Padua, a Catholic church in Camden, N.J.

“He confessed to the group,” Thomas Rivera, who led the parish’s prayer meetings at the time, told the paper.

Rivera, 76, who was questioned by NYPD detectives last week and asked to keep quiet, said he did not contact police “because (Hernandez) did not confess to me” in a one-on-one setting, the paper reported.

I don't think any of them can do enough penance for the agony they have caused.
If his relatives felt some filial duty, there were some people who had none. I'm sure they have rationalized their actions somehow, but their are no excuses for their inaction.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon May 28, 2012, 06:17 AM (2 replies)

Well the Pope and his minions have arrested

ONE more person than they have for molesting children.

They probably have spent more time and effort on ferreting their mole out than protecting the innocent.

They can take their cloven-footed selves and go to hell.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon May 28, 2012, 03:50 AM (27 replies)

If I am ever carried away in the middle of the night,

I won't be sent to some secret site or sent overseas somewhere.
I am sure I will be sent to Bob Jones University. You don't know 'religion' like they know religion.

I fully believe they only have the Old Testament in their version of the Bible. They have probably even redacted parts of that they consider too lenient.

If I do disappear, my brother will mobilize a motley crew ranging from relatives to miscreants of all kinds. They will be gathering from areas of SC that a GPS won't register. They will also probably be armed with gawd knows what.

If you wonder why they would rescue a communiss like me, they dislike guvment more than they dislike me. In addition, even with my heresy, I am considered one of their own. I was born in that area, and that supercedes all else.

If anyone has a right to relocate me, they consider it their duty and not some outsider's. Their actions are not entirely benevolent. I would rather take my chances with them than with those zealots in their kingdom. BJUers think think that the ladder to heaven is located exclusively on their campus.

If you hear of some kerfuffle at BJU, it might be my rescuers in action. Wish them well!

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon May 28, 2012, 03:25 AM (10 replies)

An amazing and touching story about the search for a WWII pilot killed in a Japanese prison camp:

World War II Pilot's Death at Japanese Camp Captivates Family, Historian

Marcy Hannigan traveled to the jungles of Rabaul in New Guinea to find out what truly happened to her uncle, Lt. Mike Zanger.
A pilot during WWII, he collided with another plane in mid-air and became a prisoner of war, dying at the hands of the Japanese military.
The mystery of his fate brought together historian Henry Sakada and Zanger's family.

A great story in time for Memorial Day. Video here:

RIP Lt.Zanger. Your family never forgot you, and neither should we.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun May 27, 2012, 06:03 AM (0 replies)

Possible cure for a serious drug problem:

Betty Ford is laughing somewhere.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun May 27, 2012, 03:47 AM (1 replies)

Ex police chief Joseph McNamara addresses the new police mindset in this op-ed:

Simply put, the police culture in our country has changed. An emphasis on "officer safety" and paramilitary training pervades today's policing, in contrast to the older culture, which held that cops didn't shoot until they were about to be shot or stabbed.

Police in large cities formerly carried revolvers holding six .38-caliber rounds. Nowadays, police carry semi-automatic pistols with 16 high-caliber rounds, shotguns and military assault rifles, weapons once relegated to SWAT teams facing extraordinary circumstances. Concern about such firepower in densely populated areas hitting innocent citizens has given way to an attitude that the police are fighting a war against drugs and crime and must be heavily armed.

Yes, police work is dangerous, and the police see a lot of violence. On the other hand, 51 officers were slain in the line of duty last year, out of some 700,000 to 800,000 American cops. That is far fewer than the police fatalities occurring when I patrolled New York's highest crime precincts, when the total number of cops in the country was half that of today.

Each of these police deaths and numerous other police injuries is a tragedy and we owe support to those who protect us. On the other hand, this isn't Iraq. The need to give our officers what they require to protect themselves and us has to be balanced against the fact that the fundamental duty of the police is to protect human life and that law officers are only justified in taking a life as a last resort.

The whole op-ed is from the WSJ. I'd have to subscribe to access it. I know I can probably find the whole thing for free. I am doing this while asleep and have little energy.

The move to a military mindset is being helped by the government. They are giving surplus arms to ODs around the US. If they have them, they are going to use them whether they are necessary. This also creates a quasi-government unit for activities they shouldn't be involved in.

In addition, having PDs with this mindset further separates them from the people they should protect and serve. This makes it easier to use them in what I consider unlawful ways. It hardens the US vs THEM mentality. There needs to be more communication between citizens and the police, not less.

The police and their resources are being spent in ways that do not benefit the areas they serve. They should be used for community policing for problems that are making the lives of people much harder instead of over the top actions against protesters. I am not saying they should not be involved in making sure protests are not out of control. As it is, they seem intent on breaking the protests and the protesters literally in the head.

It also seems that SWAT gets called out for jaywalkers. That is hyperbole but not by much. There is an escalating circle of violence. Some problems require SWAT. There are some that could use less force. However, as violence against police increases, SWAT is used more. The people who perpetrate the worst violence are a very small fraction of the population. Citizens minding there own business are caught in the middle. As a result, they and their communities become less likely to trust the police.

The police are no longer viewed by many as helpful. The escalating confrontational dynamic needs to change on both sides. I believe those with the power and 'legal' authority have to begin this. If those with that power don't show good faith, it will never end.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun May 27, 2012, 03:04 AM (2 replies)

Pure, unadulterated joy.......

Irish rugby player Brian O'Driscoll visits a young girl in the hospital with the Heineken cup.

Oh to be able to make someone so HAPPY!

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri May 25, 2012, 04:50 PM (24 replies)
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