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  • George Olsen & His Music "Savage Serenade" on Columbia 2810-D (1933)

    06/06/2017 5:26:18 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1933 | George Olsen
    George Olsen & His Music "Savage Serenade" on Columbia 2810-D, recorded on Sept. 7, 1933.
  • 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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....
  • Gas Service Stations

    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...