Now this is how you photobomb.
Twenty-two-year-old Justin Anderson, a straight, Mormon student at the LDS Business College in Salt Lake City, recently attended a “traditional marriage” rally at Utah’s state capitol building in protest of marriage equality, reports BuzzFeed. Currently, Utah’s same-sex marriage ban is pending before a federal appeals court, with federal precedent indicating that the ban will be overturned.
The Mormon-led community that congregated in the capitol’s rotunda on Sept. 18 demanded that the ban remain in place in order to save and protect children, and held placards reading “Marriage means a mother and a father for every child,” “A states’ rights issue” and “Traditional marriage blesses children.” Anderson, who attended the rally because he wants to be “on the right side of history,” was not exactly embraced by the other protesters.
Bravo, Sir. Bravo.
The American Civil Liberties Union obtained a series of internal papers from intelligence agencies including the NSA and Defense Intelligence Agency detailing how integral Reagan’s 1981 order is to the NSA’s current surveillance program. The order broadly allows the government to collect data from any company that is believed to have ties to foreign organizations. It also complicates the path forward for intelligence reforms in Congress.
Previous reports acknowledge the order’s use as a foundation for some of the NSA’s surveillance programs such as gaining backdoor access to tech companies’ data centers. But the new documents, which were released as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit the ACLU and other civil liberties advocates filed just before Edward Snowden’s leaks to the media, show Executive Order 12333 is the “primary source” authority when it comes to the NSA’s foreign spy programs.
Obit of the Day (Historical): James Dean (1955)
On this date [September 30] fifty-six years ago, James Dean died from injuries received in a car accident in his Porsche 550 Spyder. He was only 24 years old. Dean, who spent most of his childhood on his aunt and uncle’s farm in Fair Mount, Indiana, moved to California after high school and attended UCLA. He dropped out in 1951 to pursue an acting career. Good move.
Dean landed three starring roles in three films: East of Eden (1955), Rebel Without a Cause (1955), and Giant (1956). Besides a few uncredited roles, that’s Dean’s entire filmography. However, he shone is all three roles and was the first actor to receive a posthumous Academy Award nomination, Best Actor for East of Eden. He received another Best Actor nod for Giant.
(Image copyright Dennis Stock from his collection, James Dean: A Memorial Portfolio, 1955/1979. A majority of the photos, including this macabre image, were taken in Fairmount, Indiana shortly before his death. The image is courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Photography, which is located in Chicago.)
Reblogged from 2011.
The Wilder Brothers came to Lawrence in 1870 where they opened the Wilder Bros. Shirt Company. The building was located at Pinckney (now 6th) and New Hampshire.
The shirt factory closed in 1912 and in 1919, the Reuters Organ Company renovated and moved into the building which occupied the building until 2001 when its new factory was complete. The building has remained vacant since.
CHARLES EDWARD WILDER
Brandon VT. Sept. 21, 1840
Lawrence, Kas. May 6, 1899
SARAH A. BOGARDUS
Troy N.Y. Sept. 30, 1838
Lawrence Kas. May 11, 1916
J. FRANK WILDER
Born Sept. 26, 1837
Died May 2, 1918
ABIGAIL B. BOGARDUS
Wife of J. Frank Wilder
Troy N.Y. Aug 11, 1837
Lawrence Kas. Feb. 5, 1916
Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas