timelightbox
timelightbox:

Sept. 3, 2012. 7-year-old Michah Robinson poses in a souvenir photo booth at the Carolina Fest street festival during preparations for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
From an eruption on the sun and the death of Rev. Sun Myung Moon in South Korea to Redhead Day in the Netherlands and students heading back to school around the world, TIME presents the best images of the week. 
See more photos here.

timelightbox:

Sept. 3, 2012. 7-year-old Michah Robinson poses in a souvenir photo booth at the Carolina Fest street festival during preparations for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

From an eruption on the sun and the death of Rev. Sun Myung Moon in South Korea to Redhead Day in the Netherlands and students heading back to school around the world, TIME presents the best images of the week. 

See more photos here.


truth-has-a-liberal-bias

truth-has-a-liberal-bias:

(Last week) President Obama’s re-election campaign came out in opposition to Amendment One, which would ban all same-sex marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships in North Carolina. According to Cameron French, Obama’s North Carolina spokesman:

FRENCH: While the president does not weigh in on every single ballot measure in every state, the record is clear that the President has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same sex couples. That’s what the North Carolina ballot initiative would do – it would single out and discriminate against committed gay and lesbian couples – and that’s why the President does not support it.

(HT: AMERICAblog Gay.)

pantslessprogressive
pantslessprogressive:

North Carolina. September 13. Greensboro residents Steve Tanis and Rich Garraputa, who have been together for 13 years, walk toward the North Carolina Legislative Building Tuesday after a rally against a state constitutional amendment that would label marriage between a man and a woman as the only domestic legal union in North Carolina.
The State Senate voted Tuesday to put the gay marriage ban on the ballot in May 2012. The House voted in favor of the measure Monday.
If approved, the state constitution would be amended to only recognize marriage between a man and a woman as a legal union. Domestic partnerships and civil unions between straight couples and gay couples would not be recognized by the state.
[Photo: Ted Richardson/AP]

pantslessprogressive:

North Carolina. September 13. Greensboro residents Steve Tanis and Rich Garraputa, who have been together for 13 years, walk toward the North Carolina Legislative Building Tuesday after a rally against a state constitutional amendment that would label marriage between a man and a woman as the only domestic legal union in North Carolina.

The State Senate voted Tuesday to put the gay marriage ban on the ballot in May 2012. The House voted in favor of the measure Monday.

If approved, the state constitution would be amended to only recognize marriage between a man and a woman as a legal union. Domestic partnerships and civil unions between straight couples and gay couples would not be recognized by the state.

[Photo: Ted Richardson/AP]

apsies

Just in: 14,000 rounds of ammo missing from Fort Bragg, NC

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producermatthew:

From the Fayetteville Observer:

Military police are investigating the disappearance of nearly 14,000 rounds of ammunition from Fort Bragg, according to a spokesman for the 82nd Airborne Division.

Staff Sgt. Joshua Ford said the ammunition went missing from the division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team.

Ford said the ammunition is believed to have been taken overnight on Tuesday.

The 1st Brigade Combat Team was placed on lock down for a few hours Wednesday night while officials searched for the ammunition, Ford said.

Read more of this story from the Fayetteville Observer

Obviously, this is concerning as the terror threat was issued not long after this.

braiker
braiker:

Hurricane Irene was no big deal for most of us. But she damaged a few lives, and we should know that. 
inothernews:

Billy Stinson comforts his daughter, Erin, as they sit on the  steps where their cottage once stood in Nags Head, North Carolina. The home, built in 1903 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was destroyed by Hurricane Irene.  (Photo: Getty Images via the New York Post)

braiker:

Hurricane Irene was no big deal for most of us. But she damaged a few lives, and we should know that. 

inothernews:

Billy Stinson comforts his daughter, Erin, as they sit on the steps where their cottage once stood in Nags Head, North Carolina. The home, built in 1903 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was destroyed by Hurricane Irene.  (Photo: Getty Images via the New York Post)