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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Remembering Wounded Knee: 122 years ago today

On Dec. 29, 1890, a Lakota encampment on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota was attacked by the U.S. Army and close to 300 Native Americans were murdered in the Wounded Knee Massacre. Read more: http://bit.ly/6JEaOQ Beginning on Feb. 27, 1973, Wounded Knee was the site of a 71-day standoff between the American Indian Movement (AIM) and federal law enforcement officials. Here is a segment from the film We Shall Remain on Wounded Knee history: http://to.pbs.org/9O6AqP Here are resources on Native American history and contemporary issues for teaching outside the textbook: http://bit.ly/OgMHYa Image: We Remember poster by Bruce Carter, 1974, Library of Congress collection.

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Twisting the words to change the message


Fox News Chyron Falsely Declares "Same-Sex Marriage... Fails In Minnesota"





Fox News inaccurately stated that same-sex marriage had "failed" in Minnesota this morning. In reality, Minnesota defeated an anti-gay amendment to its state's constitution.

During the November 7 edition of Fox News' America's Election HQ, the network ran a segment noting the success of marriage equality efforts in Maine, Maryland, and Washington.  Fox's chyron for the segment read "SAME-SEX MARRIAGE PASSES IN WASHINGTON, MAINE AND MARYLAND, FAILS IN MINNESOTA."

SSM Chyron
In fact, Minnesota voters rejected a proposed state constitutional amendment that would have banned same-sex marriage.

Same-sex marriage remains illegal under Minnesota law, but the defeat of the state's anti-gay amendment is a victory for proponents of marriage equality, not a failure.

Fox News management claims to have a "zero tolerance for on-screen errors" policy.

Published 11-7-12

audition: DREAMGIRLS



by Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen

directed by Torrey Russell

music directed by Megan Schnizlein

choreographed by Avree Walker

produced by 
A Source of Joy Theatricals 
and Broadway in the Hood

auditions for singers and actors – 
December 29 and 30, 11a-5p (you must be signed in by 3:30p)

auditions for dancers – December 30, 11a-1:30p (you must be signed in by 10:50a)

West Las Vegas Theatre – 951 West Lake Mead Boulevard 89106
Rehearsals run from early January with production opening in early March.


Robots on the Internet...do not always believe a person wrote what you read.

I received six of these with almost the same wording on them within a few hours of posting the story on my blogs. These are robotic postings paid for by Dish Network/Blockbuster. The same sort of posts are done for political causes, fundraising and smear campaigns. They are generated and sent out by computer programs. If this is a student posting, where did you get the "original" wording?

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