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  • Meteorologist: ‘This Heat Wave Is Child’s Play Compared to 1930s’

    08/16/2016 11:36:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 15, 2016 | 4:54 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    Meteorologist Joe Bastardi says the current heat wave in most parts of the U.S. — which tied the 135-year-old record temperature in Washington, D.C. on Saturday — is “child’s play compared to the 1930s.” […] “Washington area farmers were certainly not spared in 1930, as intense, prolonged hot spells gripped the region during late July and early August,” according to a 2010 article in the Washington Post. “The official temperature recorded on July 20 was 106°F, which holds the record as the highest temperature ever recorded in Washington. “Unofficially, 110°F was recorded that same day on Pennsylvania Avenue and 108°F...
  • Children of the 1930s: “The Last Ones”

    04/11/2016 2:17:44 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 37 replies
    Today's email | 4/11/2016 | Unknown
    Born in the 1930s we exist as a very special age cohort. We are the “last ones.” We are the last, climbing out of the depression, who can remember the winds of war and the war itself with fathers and uncles going off. We are the last to remember ration books for everything from sugar to shoes to stoves. We saved tin foil and poured fat into tin cans. We saw cars up on blocks because tires weren’t available. My mother delivered milk in a horse drawn cart. We are the last to hear Roosevelt’s radio assurances and to see...
  • At the United Nations, the Curious Career of Maurice Strong

    02/07/2007 7:12:44 PM PST · by RKV · 29 replies · 1,384+ views
    Fox News ^ | Claudia Rosett and George Russell
    NEW YORK — Before the United Nations can save the planet, it needs to clean up its own house. And as scandal after scandal has unfolded over the past decade, from Oil for Food to procurement fraud to peacekeeper rape, the size of that job has become stunningly clear. But any understanding of the real efforts that job entails should begin with a look at the long and murky career of Maurice Strong, the man who may have had the most to do with what the U.N. has become today, and still sparks controversy even after he claims to have...
  • "Hylton Stomp" is played by Jack Hylton & His Orchestra (1932)

    10/10/2015 4:55:48 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1932 | Billy Ternent
    "Hylton Stomp" is played by Jack Hylton & His Orchestra. This was composed by Billy Ternent, who also did arrangements for Hylton. Recorded in London on October 12, 1932. Jack Hylton is the director. Musicians here are Philippe Brun, Jack Reine, Les Carew, Eric Breeze, Johnny Raitz, Noel "Chappie" D'Amato, Abe Romaine, Dave Shand, Billy Ternent, Johnny Rosen, Maurice Loban, Dick Williams, Billy Munn, Sonny Farrar, Harry Chapman, Clem Lawton, Spike Hughes, Max Abrams, and Gilbert Webster.
  • Reliving the 1930s

    02/19/2015 4:17:59 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 45 replies ^ | 2/19/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    World War II was the most destructive war in history. What caused it? The panic from the ongoing and worldwide Depression in the 1930s had empowered extremist movements the world over. Like-minded, violent dictators of otherwise quite different Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Imperial Japan and Communist Soviet Union all wanted to attack their neighbors. Yet World War II could have been prevented had Western Europe united to deter Germany. Instead, France, Britain and the smaller European democracies appeased Hitler. The United States turned isolationist. The Soviet Union collaborated with the Third Reich. And Italy and Japan eventually joined it. The...
  • Senior General: US in Greatest Danger Since 1930s

    11/22/2013 6:47:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    INN ^ | 11/22/2013, 12:55 PM | Ari Yashar & Orli Harari
    Senior military analyst Lt. Gen. Thomas G. McInerney spoke to Arutz Sheva on Tuesday, warning that rising Russian and Iranian influence, coupled with America’s waning Middle East presence, has put the US in the most dangerous situation it has been in since the 1930s just prior to World War II. … The General urged the world to wake up to the Iranian nuclear threat, which he fears may be allowed a free hand following deals in the ongoing Geneva conference. Aside from the Iranian danger, McInerney noted that spreading Russian influence poses a serious threat. In particular, McInerney highlighted the...
  • To: Those of You Born 1930 - 1979

    05/31/2013 6:21:29 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 159 replies
    This morning's email | 5/31/2013 | Unknown
    To: Those of You Born 1930 - 1979 At the end is a quote of the month attributed to Jay Leno.. If you don't read anything else, Please read what he Said. TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's! First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can and didn't get tested for diabetes. Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-base paints. We had...
  • The Biggest Retirement Myth Ever Told

    05/03/2013 7:05:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | 05/03/2013 | Jeffrey Snider
    One of the darkest risks facing America is that so few of us are prepared for retirement.It's shocking, really. According to ConvergEx Group, "Only 58% of us are even saving for retirement in the first place. Of that group, 60% have less than $25,000 put away ... a full 30% have less than $1,000." According to Nielsen Claritas, Americans age 55 to 64 have a median net worth of $180,000 -- less than they'll likely need for health care spending alone during retirement.I recently asked Joseph Dear, chief investment officer of CalPERS, one of the world's largest pension funds, whether...
  • Happy Feet from the Paul Whiteman film : King Of Jazz 1930

    02/02/2013 8:25:48 AM PST · by virgil283 · 11 replies
    Just for fun : "The beginning of the "Happy Feet" number from King of Jazz (1930). After setting the mood of the piece with some giant dancing shoes and the Rhythm Boys.This short video presents a song from the orchestra leader Paul Whiteman,..." --see if you can recognize the man in the middle....
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    This will bring back some memories. You will love the cars in the photos too. Look at the price of gas in some of the pictures.
  • Are You the Forgotten Man?

    07/02/2012 2:48:42 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 15 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-02 14:44:06 | Dr. Phil
    By Dr. Phil Taverna I ran across this book in my travels. And it peaked my interest. Who was the Forgotten Man? According to Amity Shlaes, her book, The Forgotten Man  is someone that will peak your interest for sure. When I first saw the expression, I expected to see a book written by a commie liberal and it was about the plight of the blacks and minorities who can't seem to get a fair share no matter how much money we throw at them.This book is mainly about FDR the biggest commie of the 40's but it also gives you...
  • Heil Hollywood:The Los Angeles Bunker from which Hitler Planned to Run Nazi Empire After the War

    03/19/2012 9:43:31 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 03:01 EST, 19 March 2012 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    It sounds like the bizzare script of a Hollywood B-movie. In a parallel universe the Nazis have won the war, Adolf Hitler moves to LA where he mingles with the stars of the silver screen while running his evil empire from a luxurious ranch deep in the LA hills. But during the 1930s, American sympathisers were so confident this exact scenario was actually going happen they spent millions building a deluxe compound ready for their fuhrer's imminent arrival.
  • Slouching toward the 1930s (We are headed for an unavoidable event worse than the Great Depression)

    10/31/2011 6:49:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/30/2011 | Monty Pelerin
    The current economic crisis rivals the one of the 1930s.  Despite shameless propaganda by government and its cronies in the media, people understand that the situation is getting worse.  Consumer confidence continues to decline as does confidence in the future.We are headed for an event that history will record as worse than the Great Depression.  It is unavoidable.The Level of DebtThe principal reason for the dire prediction is the level of debt outstanding.  Current debt levels are simply not sustainable.  Assets and cash flows cannot support or service this debt.No economic recovery can occur without massive debt reduction.  As...
  • Krugman: This Austerity Craze Is Just Mind-Boggling--It's As If We WANT The 1930s To Happen Again

    06/17/2010 8:46:14 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 844+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 6-17-2010 | Henry Blodget
    Krugman: This Austerity Craze Is Just Mind-Boggling--It's As If We WANT The 1930s To Happen Again Henry BlodgetJun. 17, 2010, 10:07 PM Paul Krugman continues to hammer away on the idea that the world's sudden lurch toward austerity will crush the recovery and send us tumbling back into recession. Suddenly, creating jobs is out, inflicting pain is in. Condemning deficits and refusing to help a still-struggling economy has become the new fashion everywhere, including the United States, where 52 senators voted against extending aid to the unemployed despite the highest rate of long-term joblessness since the 1930s. Many economists, myself...
  • May/June Imprimis - Claremont Prof. Charles Kesler on "The New New Deal"

    06/16/2010 6:02:03 AM PDT · by hillsdale1 · 1 replies · 151+ views
    Hillsdale College's Imprimis ^ | 6/1/2010 | Prof. Charles Kesler
    IN PRESIDENT Obama, conservatives face the most formidable liberal politician in at least a generation. In 2008, he won the presidency with a majority of the popular vote—something a Democrat had not done since Jimmy Carter's squeaker in 1976—and handily increased the Democrats' control of both houses of Congress. Measured against roughly two centuries worth of presidential victories by Democratic non-incumbents, his win as a percentage of the popular vote comes in third behind FDR's in 1932 and Andrew Jackson's in 1828.
  • Are we Reliving the 1930’s? Antisemitism on the Rise

    06/07/2010 7:15:47 PM PDT · by Wanderer659 · 33 replies · 131+ views
    Conservative Hideout ^ | 06/07/2010 | Matt
    I’ve been drawing comparison to the 1930’s for the last year or so. Over the last week, the comparisons are becoming clearer. So, I think it’s time to put it all down, and let the readers tell me if I’m barking up the wrong tree. Factor One: Anti-Semitism Of course, the early 20th century, and especially after WWI and during the Great Depression, Jews were the popular scapegoats for all of the ills suffered in Germany. While Anti-Semitism wasn’t limited to Germany, it was in Germany where it reached it’s demonic end. I don’t think I need to recap Nazi...
  • An interview with Robert Barro (economist explains why Porkulus is bad.

    02/08/2009 11:26:20 AM PST · by Dawnsblood · 6 replies · 1,040+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 2/5/08 | Conor Clarke
    I spoke with Robert Barro of Harvard yesterday about the stimulus bill, fiscal policy, and related issues in macroeconomics. I wanted to speak with Professor Barro after reading his piece in the Wall Street Journal about the multiplier on government spending. The piece, which argued that the multiplier has historically been much lower than the Obama administration hopes, produced a tremendous amount of response -- from Paul Krugman, Brad DeLong, Greg Mankiw, Matt Yglesias, and Tyler Cowen (some of them several times). And that response was notable, in part, because it turned into a reflection on the "standards" of the...
  • KRISTALLNACHT SEVENTY YEARS LATER "Was There No Space in the World for Us?"

    11/13/2008 9:01:35 AM PST · by mnehring · 13 replies · 471+ views
    KRISTALLNACHT SEVENTY YEARS LATER"Was There No Space in the World for Us?"by Rabbi Marvin Hier, Simon Wiesenthal Center Founder and DeanSeventy years ago, while Jews in America gathered at the Algonquin Hotel and Waldorf Astoria at banquets in support of Jewish causes or in personal celebration of a Simcha, the most notorious pogrom was unleashed by Hitler’s Germany. On this day was born the Night of Broken Glass, Kristallnacht.The Nazis said it was in reaction to the killing of a German official in Paris, but as documents showed, it was a state organized pogrom involving the highest officials of Nazi...
  • Domestic Producers Lose Increasing Share of Home Market to Foreign Competition (Tariff,anyone?)

    12/27/2006 5:22:07 AM PST · by ProCivitas · 424 replies · 3,546+ views
    U.S. Business & Industry Council ^ | 12/26/06 | Alan Tonelson ,Peter Kim
    Tuesday, December 26, 2006 Everybody knows that the loss of huge portions of their home U.S. market to imports has decimated U.S.-owned automakers Ford and GM (as well as Chrysler, which is no longer U.S.-owned, but shares many of Detroit’s biggest problems). What everybody doesn’t know is that literally dozens of U.S.-based manufacturing industries have suffered the same kinds of losses since the late 1990s. The clear bottom line, as revealed by the U.S. Business & Industry Council’s latest annual survey of domestic manufacturing’s competitiveness: The United States is a military superpower, but is steadily becoming an industrial also-ran. The...
  • Juan Peron

    09/09/2004 10:55:26 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 1,397+ views
    Juan Peron was an Argentinian president who was a dictator who Fascist tendencies from 1946-1955 and 1972-1974, when he died. He was a soldier originally who in a coup became Secretary of Labor in 1943, then he went to prison, because some military personals feared he was getting powerful in 1945, which he goes to jail. Then in October 17th, a large rally occurs calling for the release of Juan Peron, which he is released. He marries Maria Eva Duarte, who becomes Evita Peron. This was Juan Peron's second marriage. His first wife died of cancer. He is elected in...
  • Hitler Is Still Dead (Israel Needs To Focus On Present Not A Past Threat Alert)

    05/27/2006 5:02:02 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 21 replies · 819+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 05/28/06 | Caroline Glick
    Wednesday Canada's National Post published an error correction. Last Friday, the newspaper's lead story reported that the Iranian parliament had approved legislation that would compel Jews to wear a yellow strip, Christians to wear a red strip and Zoroastrians to wear a blue strip on their clothes. The story fomented an international storm. Yet it turned out that the story was untrue - or jumped the gun. The Iranian parliament did pass legislation expressing its intention to install a compulsory Islamic dress code for the country's subjects, but it did not characterize the required attire. On its Web site last...
  • The Dangers of Capitalism?

    02/03/2006 9:48:35 AM PST · by CreativeRandom · 13 replies · 1,040+ views
    Many people often speak of the "dangers" of capitalism - unsafe working conditions, little kids working, too many hours in a week, low wages, monotonous work, no health care. This is really the big argument against laissez-faire. They may not say it, but frankly, its what it is. Even George Orwell was big into this. Now, I know that government intereference and poverty truly caused all of this, not businesses. I would like some more specific information, and wondering if you guys could help me out - specifically, historical information (1920s and 1930s). Now, it is obvious why such conditions...
  • Gold and Economic Freedom

    05/11/2005 4:45:35 PM PDT · by babylontoday · 3 replies · 439+ views ^ | 1966 | Alan Greenspan
    "An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense - perhaps more clearly and subtly than many consistent defenders of laissez-faire - that gold and economic freedom are inseparable, that the gold standard is an instrument of laissez-faire and that each implies and requires the other. In order to understand the source of their antagonism, it is necessary first to understand the specific role of gold in a free society. Money is the common denominator of all economic transactions. It is that commodity which serves as a medium...
  • Gold and Economic Freedom

    05/11/2005 3:44:02 PM PDT · by babylontoday · 325+ views ^ | 1966 | Alan Greenspan
    "An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense - perhaps more clearly and subtly than many consistent defenders of laissez-faire - that gold and economic freedom are inseparable, that the gold standard is an instrument of laissez-faire and that each implies and requires the other. In order to understand the source of their antagonism, it is necessary first to understand the specific role of gold in a free society. Money is the common denominator of all economic transactions. It is that commodity which serves as a medium...
  • Nazis and U.S. Politics - (Hitler's tactics in his rise to power in Germany, 1930's)

    03/28/2005 7:25:12 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 14 replies · 5,463+ views
    Washington Times Letters To the Editor | June 7, 1995 | Thomas Colton Ruthford
    Washington Times - Letter to the Editor 6/7/95 - Arlington Thomas Colton Ruthford During the past several months in the American press, the Democrats have frequently denounced the Republicans as Nazis due to their attempts to control runaway federal spending. How very ironic. I remember the Nazis. Let me share a little about them and recall some of their exploits. First of all, "Nazi" was gutter slang for the verb "to nationalize". The Bieder-Mienhoff gang gave themselves this moniker during their early struggles. The official title of the Nazi Party was "The National Socialist Workers Party of Germany". Hitler and...
  • Europe is in Trouble

    02/21/2005 4:37:53 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 6 replies · 352+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Feb. 21, 2005 | Herb Meyer
    Europe is in big trouble. It’s economies are stagnant – jobs aren’t being created, and today the unemployment rate in Germany is higher than it was on the day Adolf Hitler took power. The continent’s demographics are catastrophic. The birth rates are so far below replacement that in 30 years there will be more than 70 million fewer Europeans alive than are alive today. And with the exception of Great Britain, Europe no longer has the military power to defend itself. And when Europe is in trouble, it gets very, very nasty. Anti-Semitism is always the canary in the mine,...
  • Anti-Semitism Evolves

    02/15/2005 1:35:09 PM PST · by forty_years · 9 replies · 785+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | February 15, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    Anti-Semitism may seem to be a static, unchanging phenomenon but in fact the obsessive hatred of Jews has a history that goes back millennia and continues to evolve.Developments since World War II and the Holocaust have been especially fast-paced and portentous. Here are four of the most significant shifts: From right to left: For centuries, anti-Semitism was the hallmark of the right and merely episodic on the left. To take the ultimate examples of these trends, Stalin's Judeophobia was peripheral to his monstrous project, but Hitler's was central to his. Even a decade ago, this pattern still basically held true....
  • Wachovia Plans to Layoff 829 SouthTrust Workers in Birmingham

    11/26/2004 10:39:02 AM PST · by Willie Green · 6 replies · 490+ views
    WTVD-TV ^ | 11/26/04 | The Associated Press
    BIRMINGHAM, AL — Wachovia Corp., the new owner of SouthTrust Corp., plans to cut 829 jobs in Birmingham between January 2005 and March 2006. More layoffs are expected to follow. The job losses represent about 20 percent of the 4,000 people SouthTrust employs in Birmingham. Charlotte-based Wachovia, which bought SouthTrust last month, told state officials about the job cuts Wednesday, as required by laws that demand disclosure of mass employment cuts. Wachovia, the country's fourth-largest bank, has said it can eliminate $255 million in annual expenses by combining its operations with those of SouthTrust, once Alabama's biggest financial institution. The...
  • The New Economy: Just Another Name for Big Government?

    11/25/2004 10:15:10 AM PST · by Willie Green · 8 replies · 575+ views ^ | Wednesday, November 24, 2004 | Alan Tonelson
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use.We couldn't help but be struck by the real message conveyed by a recent brief in the Washington Post Sunday business section on job gains and losses near the nation's capitol. The item juxtaposed the shuttering of General Motors' van assembly plant in Baltimore with the announcement that new high tech jobs were being created in Northern Virginia. At first glance, these developments seemed like an unalloyed triumph of the New Economy and a clear sign that traditional manufacturing is fading into irrelevance. After all, the Post writer emphasized that the GM...
  • Ancient Animal Could Be Human-Ape Ancestor

    11/18/2004 3:41:57 PM PST · by Willie Green · 98 replies · 1,866+ views
    The Centre Daily Times ^ | Thu, Nov. 18, 2004 | DIEDTRA HENDERSON -- Associated Press
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. WASHINGTON - A nearly 13 million-year-old ape discovered in Spain is the last probable common ancestor to all living humans and great apes, a research team says in Friday's issue of Science magazine. A husband-and-wife team of fossil sleuths unearthed an animal with a body like an ape, fingers like a chimp and the upright posture of humans. The ancient ape bridges the gap between earlier, primitive animals and later, modern creatures. This newest ape species, Pierolapithecus catalaunicus, is so significant that it adds a new page to ancient human history....
  • It's China's gain and Cleveland's pain

    11/15/2004 12:57:10 PM PST · by Willie Green · 14 replies · 772+ views
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | Monday, November 15, 2004 | Sabrina Eaton
    Low wages lure Mr. Coffee to Mexico, far East Lillie Scott said goodbye to more than just workplace friends and her job of 26 years when Mr. Coffee shut the doors of its cavernous gray factory in a tidy Glenwillow industrial park. When Scott's $9-an-hour job making coffee makers four years ago was transferred to Mexico and Mississippi with 338 others, she and many workmates also bid farewell to financial security. Her sporadic jobs as a home health aide never last long enough to get benefits, and the $800 she gets in monthly unemployment between jobs doesn't cover her rent...
  • Perfume maker closing; 200 to lose jobs

    11/13/2004 6:06:53 PM PST · by Willie Green · 115 replies · 2,359+ views
    Wilkes Barre Times-Leader ^ | Sat, Nov. 13, 2004 | Associated Press
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. MOUNTAINTOP, Pa. - A Luzerne County perfume factory is closing at the end of the year, leaving 200 people out of work. New Dana Perfumes Inc., the maker of fragrances including Tabu, English Leather and Love's Baby Soft, will close its plant in Wright Township, said Peter Schreiber of Dimeling, Schreiber & Park, the Philadelphia investment firm that bought the perfume-manufacturing operation in July 1999 Dana Classic Fragrances Inc., which holds the trademark to the names and formulas and markets and sells the perfumes, will continue to operate - but officials...
  • Crash, Bang, Wallop (Today's economy reminds me of the 1930s)

    01/05/2004 6:23:54 AM PST · by presidio9 · 36 replies · 236+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 5, 2004 | EDMUND S. PHELPS
    <p>Booms are not all alike. Nor slumps. Shocks and institutions are never exactly the same. Yet the late 1990s boom, the slide into slump and recent rebound has a striking similarity to the boom of the roaring 1920s, the deep decline in the early '30s and initial rebound. I see the two experiences as primarily driven by analogous forces and common mechanisms -- both non-monetary. And I believe that the rest of the present decade will tend, barring new shocks, to resemble the rest of the '30s -- a recovery with investment and employment below historical norms.</p>
  • If Today's Peace Activist Mind-set was present in the 1930s...(political cartoon)

    02/19/2003 6:12:06 PM PST · by yonif · 13 replies · 331+ views
  • Niall Ferguson: Return of the German nightmare (HOLD MEIN BIER, MEIN FURHER ALERT)

    11/23/2002 4:03:19 PM PST · by MadIvan · 8 replies · 804+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | November 24, 2002 | Niall Ferguson
    As Chancellor Schröder grapples with a seriously sick economy, he is making the same mistakes which led to the 1930s crisis that opened the door for Hitler, writes historian Niall Ferguson Never say the Germans lack a sense of humour. They like to call Frankfurt “Mainhattan” (a pun on the River Main on whose banks it stands). What makes that funny — well, almost — is the yawning gulf between Germany’s financial capital and its American counterpart on the Hudson. New York has had its troubles just lately. Quite apart from 9/11, there’s no guarantee that the slide on the...
  • Spain Checks Army Rising as Morocco Forces Rebel; 2 Cities in Africa Bombed

    07/17/2002 9:30:28 PM PDT · by swarthyguy · 10 replies · 601+ views
    NewYorkTimes ^ | July 18, 1936 | By William P. Carney
    Leftist Cabinet Quits Resigns After Blocking Home Plot by Jailing Many Officers Seville Revolt Crushed But All Spanish Morocco Is Held by Revolutionary Force Numbering 20,000 Outbreak in the Canaries Warships Rushed to Both Areas -- Workers Had Assured the Government of Support - Madrid, July 18 (Passed by the Censor) -- The Spanish Government announces that an extensive plot against the republic has broken out. It is now learned from the government that rebels seized the radio station in Ceuta, Spanish Morocco, and broadcast an announcement purporting to have been issued by the Seville radio station stating that all...