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  • Aleutian finding topples [TSUNAMI] theory

    12/26/2004 10:56:24 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies · 2,579+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | December 25, 2004) | DOUG O'HARRA
    Scientists traveled to the Aleutian Chain last summer to check out a colossal submarine landslide blamed for one of the most devastating tsunamis of the 20th century. They wanted to find out how sea-floor life responded to such a huge disturbance and produce detailed charts. What they got was a shock of seismic proportions. Instead of a 12-mile-wide avalanche dropping 30 to 40 miles down the continental slope into the abyss of the Aleutian Trench, sonar surveys and the remotely operated underwater vehicle Jason II found regular ocean bottom, eroded and crusty and largely undisturbed. There was no slide. And...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Repeat Performance"(1947)

    12/29/2013 11:51:46 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1947 | Alfred Werker
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Notorious"(1946)

    08/18/2013 12:23:43 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1946 | Alfred Hitchcock
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Virginian" (1946)

    06/02/2013 11:25:40 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1946 | Owen Wister
  • The Battle Of Athens Or How Common Citizens Removed A Corrupt Government From Their County.

    05/20/2013 5:53:15 PM PDT · by don-o · 19 replies
    Wake Up America ^ | May 20, 2013
    The Battle of Athens (sometimes called the McMinn County War) was a rebellion led by citizens in Athens and Etowah, Tennessee, United States, against the local government in August 1946. The citizens, including some World War II veterans, accused the local officials of political corruption and voter intimidation. Here is what happened: Following World War II in 1946, violence erupted when returning American soldiers discovered their Tennessee county had been taken over by political corruption. Their plan to take it back involved bullets—lots of bullets—and dynamite. Why Athens in McMinn County, Tennessee became a battleground was due to Paul Cantrell,...
  • Photos from the World’s First Underwater Nuclear Explosion

    02/24/2013 10:42:21 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 37 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | February 18, 2013 | Michael Zhang
    In 1946, the United States conducted a series of nuclear weapon tests at Bikini Atoll in what’s known as Operation Crossroads. A total of two bombs were detonated to test the effects nuclear blasts had on naval warships. The second, named Baker, was the world’s first nuke to be detonated underwater. Due to the unique properties of underwater explosions, the Baker test produced a number of unique photographs that the world had never seen before.
  • Flashback: CBS's 'An American Story' Highlighted Need for Second Amendment

    02/16/2013 5:37:27 PM PST · by Bratch · 7 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | February 16, 2013 | Dan Gagliasso
    A television movie like An American Story couldn't get greenlit today. In fact, it's still surprising the Hallmark Hall of Fame and CBS joint production actually got broadcast back in 1992.  Yet this fictionalization of the Battle of Athens, the last and best modern example of American citizens forcefully asserting their Second Amendment rights, was actually shown only 21 years ago. The telepicture earned two Primetime Emmy nominations, one for music and another for cinematography.This well made TV movie, starring Brad Johnson and directed by John Gray, depicted the last time in modern American history when a large group of...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "It's A Wonderful Life"(1946)

    12/23/2012 11:58:34 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 17 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1946 | Frank Capra
    Today being Christmas Eve Eve is the inspiration for today's feature. The beloved perennial Christmas classic about a man who sees what life would've been liked if he had never been born. Starring conservative Republican and WWII veteran James Stewart and directed by Republican, pro-American director Frank Capra. Possibly my favorite film of all time.
  • Voter Fraud : The Battle Of Athens,Tennessee 1946

    03/19/2012 2:23:07 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 8 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Mar. 19, 2012 | swampsniper
    This, no doubt, has been posted before, but for those who haven't seen it here it is again.Odds are it wasn't discussed in your high school history class, unless you're older than dirt.
  • 96-year-old woman confesses to 1946 murder (mistaken for dutch collaborator)

    06/08/2011 10:52:30 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 15 replies
    msn ^ | 6/8/11
    AMSTERDAM — The mayor of a Dutch town says a 96-year-old woman has confessed to killing a prominent citizen in 1946 after mistakenly believing he collaborated with the Nazis.
  • Forward to the Past- Moslem progress---Assessing the Islamist Threat, Circa 1946

    09/14/2006 3:43:41 PM PDT · by SJackson · 36 replies · 862+ views
    Forward to the Past- Moslem progress The Moslem world sprawls around half the east, from the Pacific across Asia and Africa to the Atlantic, along one of the greatest of trade routes; in its center is an area extremely rich in oil; over it will run some of the most strategically important air routes. With few exceptions, the states which it includes are marked by poverty, ignorance, and stagnation. It is full of discontent and frustration, yet alive with consciousness of its inferiority and with determination to achieve some kind of general betterment.Two basic urges meet head-on in this area,...
  • Britain's special relationship 'just a myth'

    11/29/2006 10:32:28 PM PST · by fragrant abuse · 62 replies · 1,367+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 30/11/2006 | Toby Harnden
    Britain's special relationship 'just a myth' Toby Harnden in Washington A senior American official has spoken of "the myth of the special relationship" between the United States and Britain, arguing that Tony Blair got "nothing, no payback" for supporting President George W Bush in Iraq. Kendall Myers, a leading State Department adviser, suggested that Mr Blair should have been ditched by Labour but the party had lacked the "courage or audacity" to remove him. David Cameron, the Conservative leader, was "shrewd, astute" to have distanced himself from America. In candid comments that will embarrass Mr Bush and Mr Blair, the...
  • A Touchy Topic: Boomer in Chief Hits the Big 6-0

    07/06/2006 8:56:50 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 17 replies · 642+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 6, 2006 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    Let us now peek into the psyche of America's most powerful baby boomer, George W. Bush. He is not given to self-analysis — "George is not an overly introspective person," his wife, Laura, once said with dry understatement — but Mr. Bush turns 60 on Thursday, and like most other men hitting that milestone, he just cannot seem to get the thought off his mind. Here is the president in June at a community college in Omaha, trying to convince himself that turning 60 is no big deal: "I'm not supposed to talk about myself, but in a month I'm...
  • Japanese Soldier Resurfaces in Ukraine

    04/17/2006 12:33:07 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 1,189+ views
    http://www.comcast.net ^ | 4 17 06 | MARI YAMAGUCHI
    TOKYO - A former Japanese soldier last seen by his family when he went off to fight in World War II has resurfaced in Ukraine and is returning to Japan to see his relatives after 60 years, the government said Monday. Ishinosuke Uwano, now 83, had been declared among Japan's war dead in 2000. Suminori Arima, a health ministry official in charge of locating war veterans lost overseas, declined to say where Uwano had been the past six decades or why he had not been in touch with his family in Japan. He said Uwano was expected to arrive Wednesday...
  • Re-Enactment of 1946 Lynchings Planned - Jesse Jackson photo-op (CAPTION TIME!)

    07/25/2005 3:33:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies · 1,279+ views
    Re-Enactment of 1946 Lynchings Planned By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer ATLANTA — Civil rights activists in Georgia hope to stage a re-enactment today of the lynchings that took place on July 25, 1946. They are looking to gain support for the arrest and prosecution of anyone still alive who may have been involved. As a 20-year-old civil rights activist in 1968, Tyrone Brooks drove 40 miles from Atlanta to Walton County to meet Dan Young, who ran the county's only black funeral home. "Young man, I want to show you something," Brooks remembers Young telling him. In the basement...
  • Chilling Photo of a Past Day: Alone -- Man Faces a Tsunami in Hilo, Hawaii on April 1946

    April 1946: Tsunami inundating Hilo, Hawaii. Note the man on pier (lower left). This disaster provided impetus for C&GS (Coast & Geodetic Survey) to establish the tsunami warning system.Source: http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/historic/c&gs/theb2705.htmBig photo: http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/historic/c&gs/images/big/theb2705.jpgCredit: NOAA Photo Library, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Adminstration (NOAA), United States Government
  • Grim Europe Faces Winter of Misery

    01/25/2004 8:22:20 PM PST · by ambrose · 6 replies · 144+ views
    Life Magazine ^ | January 7, 1946 | Life Magazine
    The first winter of peace holds Europe in a deathly grip of cold, hunger and hopelessness. In the words of the London Sunday Observer: “Europe is threatened by a catastrophe this winter which has no precedent since the Black Death of 1348.”These are still more than 25,000,000 homeless people milling about Europe. In Warsaw nearly 1,000,000 live in holes in the ground. Six million building were destroyed in Russia. Rumania has her worst drought of 50 years, and in Greece fuel supplies are terribly low because the Nazis, during their occupation, decimated the forests. In Italy the wheat harvest,...
  • Americans Are Losing the Victory in Europe [1946 Article- World War II Perspective on Iraq!]

    10/20/2003 2:51:10 PM PDT · by TastyManatees · 10 replies · 454+ views
    Life Magazine ^ | 1/7/46 | John Dos Passos
    Americans Are Losing the Victory in EuropeDesitute nations feel the U.S. has failed them By John Dos Passos Novelist John Dos Passos spent three months in Europe as a correspondent for Life, which recently printed his report on the Nurnberg Trials. Just back in the U.S., Author Dos Passos here sums up his impressions of the Continent. We are in a cabin deep down below decks on a Navy ship jam-packed with troops that’s pitching and creaking its way across the Atlantic in a winter gale. There is a man in every bunk. There’s a man wedged into every corner....
  • Time-Life Mag 1946: Americans Are Losing Victory in Europe

    10/17/2003 1:43:08 PM PDT · by MattAMiller · 11 replies · 317+ views
    Time-Life/JessicaWells.com ^ | January 7, 1946 | John Dos Passos
    We are in a cabin deep down below decks on a Navy ship jam-packed with troops that’s pitching and creaking its way across the Atlantic in a winter gale. There is a man in every bunk. There’s a man wedged into every corner. There’s a man in every chair. The air is dense with cigarette smoke and with the staleness of packed troops and sour wool. “Don’t think I’m sticking up for the Germans,” puts in the lanky young captain in the upper berth, “but…” “To hell with the Germans,” says the broad-shouldered dark lieutenant. “It’s what our boys have...
  • Americans Are Losing The Peace In Europe

    10/17/2003 9:44:42 AM PDT · by Weimdog · 75 replies · 2,149+ views
    Life Magazine ^ | January 7, 1946 | John Dos Passos
    We are in a cabin deep down below decks on a Navy ship jam-packed with troops that’s pitching and creaking its way across the Atlantic in a winter gale. There is a man in every bunk. There’s a man wedged into every corner. There’s a man in every chair. The air is dense with cigarette smoke and with the staleness of packed troops and sour wool. “Don’t think I’m sticking up for the Germans,” puts in the lanky young captain in the upper berth, “but…” “To hell with the Germans,” says the broad-shouldered dark lieutenant. “It’s what our boys have...