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  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Lucky Me"(1954)

    10/12/2014 1:43:19 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | 1954 | Jack Donohue
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Egyptian"(1954)

    08/17/2014 12:09:02 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1954 | Michael Curtiz
  • Jan. 12, 1954: Dulles announces policy of "massive retaliation"

    01/12/2014 2:41:14 PM PST · by Fiji Hill · 5 replies
    In a speech at a Council on Foreign Relations dinner in his honor, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles announces that the United States will protect its allies through the "deterrent of massive retaliatory power." The policy announcement was further evidence of the Eisenhower administration's decision to rely heavily on the nation's nuclear arsenal as the primary means of defense against communist aggression. Dulles began his speech by examining communist strategy that, he concluded, had as its goal the "bankruptcy" of the United States through overextension of its military power. Both strategically and economically, the secretary explained, it was unwise...
  • Russell Kirk on Social Justice, 1954

    09/03/2013 11:13:16 AM PDT · by don-o · 9 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | Bradley J. Birzer
    In the early to mid 1950s, especially after publishing The Conservative Mind, Kirk began to develop his own own three pillars of a good society, “Order, Justice, and Freedom” as he would frequently put it in the 1970s and 1980s. In this 1954 article (excerpts below), published in the University of Notre Dame’s Review of Politics, Kirk–fully within the Christian Humanist tradition–considered the virtue of Justice from a classical as well as a Christian perspective. Harmony, not contention, brought together the two traditions. Only a true Justice–the recognition of “giving each man his due”–would allow the flourishing of a well-ordered...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Demetrius and the Gladiators" (1954)

    04/07/2013 12:13:39 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1954 | Delmer Daves
  • After Call From Senator Inouye’s Office, Small Hawaii Bank Got U.S. Aid

    07/01/2009 2:07:35 AM PDT · by JohnKSmith · 2 replies · 327+ views
    Hawaii Free Press ^ | 7-1-09 | Paul Kiel & Binyamin Appelbaum
    Inouye reported ownership of Central Pacific shares worth $350,000 to $700,000, some held by his wife, at the end of 2007 [5]. The shares represented at least two-thirds of Inouye's total reported assets. Inouye has requested a delay in filing his annual financial disclosure for 2008, which was due this spring, and he declined to provide the current value of his investment. Since the end of 2007, the bank's stock has lost 79 percent of its value. Central Pacific was founded in 1954 by a group of World War II veterans including Inouye who were emerging leaders in Hawaii's Japanese...
  • Labor Unions: A History of Murder and Sabotage

    12/12/2012 5:21:40 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 20 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 February 2011 | Daniel Sayani
    This article analyzes the history of labor union violence, and how Rep. Capuano's comments are a perfect continuation of this historical truth. Labor Unions: A History of Murder and Sabotage The New American 28 February 2011 The raging union-led protests in Wisconsin have resulted in many Americans taking a closer, more critical look at labor unions and their political clout and influence in shaping policy. With the ubiquitous announcement from AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka that he is granted an audience at the White House “nearly every day,” the American people have become more skeptical of unions and the role...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea"(1954)

    12/02/2012 12:37:41 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 25 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1954 | Walt Disney
    This week's feature is Disney's epic version of Jules Verne's classic underwater adventure novel "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea." One of the best films from the Disney Studio of this era.
  • Saturday morning cartoon: "By Word Of Mouse"(Looney Tune, 1954)-Pro-capitalism!

    10/06/2012 8:41:09 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1954 | I. Freleng
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLJ1m7artbE It's hard to imagine Hollywood making an animated short with this message nowadays but back in 1954, WB produced this Looney Tune teaching a short primer on capitalism and in favor of it! After seeing all those DNC delegates tell Peter Schiff how they want to "ban profit" makes me realize how many folks need to watch this cartoon.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Fabulous FRiday

    03/29/2012 6:05:28 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 145 replies
    March 29, 2012 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Remember the Good Old Days?Sock Hops?Drive-in Movies?Buddy Holly?Or other things that made it Fabulous?You know, before cellphones?Come on in and share your memories.Or take a trip back in time. Tonight we’ll check out 1954. President: Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican)Vice President: Richard Nixon (Republican) Chief Justice: Earl Warren Speaker of the House of Representatives: Joseph William Martin, Jr. (R-Massachusetts) Senate Majority Leader: William F. Knowland (R-California) Popular TV shows: "Father Knows...
  • Casino Royale (1954): First James Bond screen adaptation

    07/23/2011 4:04:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    various | July 23, 2011
    The first screen adaptation of a James Bond book was telecast on October 21, 1954 on the anthology series, Climax!. Barry Nelson played CIA agent Jimmy Bond. Wikipedia article IMDb article Casino Royale (1954) The Curious Legacy of Casino Royale In spite of the YouTube titles, this was shown in 1954, not 1953. You may have to crank up the volume a bit: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6
  • Former U.S. Rep. Dan Rostenkowski dead

    08/11/2010 1:03:44 PM PDT · by xzins · 39 replies
    UPI ^ | 11 Aug 10
    UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep Dan Rostenkowski, who rose to be chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and went to prison in disgrace, died Wednesday. He was 82. Rostenkowski died at his summer home in Powers Lake, Wis., after a long battle with cancer, the Chicago Tribune reported. A onetime Washington political insider and power broker, Rostenkowski represented his Chicago 5th Congressional District in Congress for 36 years, rising to head the powerful tax-writing Ways and Means Committee that rewrote the 1986 U.S. tax code. The son of 32nd Ward Democratic Alderman Joseph Rostenkowski, Daniel was first elected...
  • Are You Smarter Than A 1954 8th Grader?

    09/14/2010 8:32:16 AM PDT · by conservativegramma · 67 replies · 1+ views
    blackinformant.com ^ | September 14, 2010
    IMO this test should be brought back and not only for 8th graders, but should be mandatory for anyone to pass prior to being registered to vote! Nevertheless, this definitely answers the question why so many of our children are clueless, and so many of us seasoned citizens actually do have a functioning knowledge of how our govt is supposed to work.
  • McCarthy was right, and my life proves it.

    11/05/2009 12:55:41 PM PST · by wendell dertah · 40 replies · 1,691+ views
    On the day I born, June 9th, 1954, Senator Joseph McCarthy was asked the famous question; “Have you no sense of decency sir?”. Some members of the media who saw an opening, pounced on the opportunity, and never looked back. This would become the beginning of the end of the anti-communist mood in America. It would be the birth of terms like McCarthyism, Redbaiting, and Blacklisting. The heirs of this movement are much more numerous today than in 1954, and the true journalists have been replaced by mere actors, playing the part of journalists. We have gone from a nation...
  • Dusty Rhodes dies at 82; pinch-hitting hero of 1954 World Series

    06/19/2009 12:27:43 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies · 768+ views
    LA Times / AP ^ | 6/19/09 | Kevin Baxter
    Dusty Rhodes, a light-hitting, hard-drinking outfielder who was at his best on baseball's biggest stage, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Wednesday at a Las Vegas hospital. He was 82. Rhodes, whose left-handed swing was tailor-made for the short right-field porch at the New York Giants' home in the Polo Grounds, never batted more than 244 times in seven big-league seasons and had a career average of just .253. But in his only World Series, in 1954, he delivered a game-winning pinch-hit home run in the 10th inning of Game 1, a game-tying pinch-hit single in Game 2 and a two-run pinch...
  • DAYTONA RACES, MY 1954 ATTEMPT AT GLORY

    07/01/2007 5:42:35 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies · 398+ views
    self | July 01,2007 | swampsniper
    In 1954 Daytona had the only "hill" in this part of Florida, probably still does, LOL! Hey, I won a Burgess vibrating spray gun! All body panels formed from Masonite, soaked under the lawn sprinkler, and blended with Durhams Rock Hard Water Putty. The exhaust system came from a piece of bamboo I found on the beach. This baby was royal blue and cream, my first car.
  • Hard-liners won battle for Bridgeview mosque

    02/08/2004 5:24:46 AM PST · by sarcasm · 9 replies · 607+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 8, 2004 | Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah, Kim Barker, Laurie Cohen, Stephen Franklin and Sam Roe
    Sheik Jamal Said stood before the packed mosque and worked the crowd like an auctioneer. Speaking Arabic, the prayer leader asked for a donation of $10,000. No one responded. He asked for $5,000, and three men raised their hands. < SNIP> The recipient of the worshipers' generosity was Sami Al-Arian, a Palestinian activist accused by the U.S. government of aiding terrorists. And the prayer leader's passionate appeal is a reflection of the ascendancy of Muslim hard-liners at the mosque, one of the most outspoken and embattled in the U.S. The mosque did not become this way without a struggle. Relying...
  • 'AMERICA CAN'T DO A THING'

    11/02/2004 12:36:18 AM PST · by kattracks · 11 replies · 666+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/02/04 | AMIR TAHERI
    AMERICANS will certainly have 9/11 in mind when they vote today. But they should keep another date in mind, too — one almost exactly a quarter-century ago: Nov. 4, 1979. A clear path runs to 9/11 from the day of the raid on the U.S. embassy in Tehran and the seizure of American hostages. The 1979 embassy attack came at a time when the administration of President Jimmy Carter was trying to prop up the new Khomeinist regime in Tehran. Carter had decided to support Khomeini in the context of the so-called "Green Belt" strategy developed by National Security...
  • january 12, 1954--Dulles Announces Strategy of Massive Retaliation

    01/12/2006 11:16:09 AM PST · by Fiji Hill · 4 replies · 612+ views
    Department of State Bulletin ^ | 1954 | John Foster Dulles
    Fifty-one years ago today, in a speech before the Council on Foreign Relations, an influentual New York-based think tank, US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles outlined what became known as the policy of massive retaliation. He explained to his listeners that the US would no longer allow itself to be drawn into conventional regional conflicts such as the Korean War--or, for that matter, Vietnam--but would reserve the right to respond to Communist aggression with "massive rataliatory poser" applied at places and with means of its own choosing--or, in other words, nuclear weapons might be used directly against the Soviet...
  • Covert U.S. aviators to get French award for heroism

    02/15/2005 4:37:28 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 16 replies · 783+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 02/15/2005 | Robert Burns
    Allen L. Pope risked life and limb to fly CIA supply missions in 1954 to besieged French forces in what is now Vietnam. But the thing he recounts most vividly is not the danger he faced. It's the bravery of the French troops. "They never raised the white flag," he says. "There were men without hands, men without legs, men without feet, men that were blinded. They were catching hell." They caught it at Dien Bien Phu, a cluster of villages in a valley ringed by mountains near the Laotian border. Communist rebels on higher ground pummeled the French with...
  • It's been 50 years since worst attack on Congress

    02/28/2004 10:16:35 AM PST · by Willie Green · 18 replies · 262+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Feb 28, 2004 | JIM ABRAMS -- Associated Press Writer
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. WASHINGTON (AP) -- There's a penny-sized bullet hole in the desk used by Republicans when they speak on the floor of the House, a memento of the worst terrorist attack ever on Congress. On March 1, 1954, four Puerto Rican nationalists opened fire from the visitors' gallery above the chamber. They sprayed some 30 shots around the hall and wounded five lawmakers, one seriously. Amazingly, no one was killed even though some 240 members were on the floor at the time of the shooting, which happened 50 years ago Monday. Bullets...
  • After bullets flew, Kanjorski took heroic role in '54 (shooting in House of Representatives)

    02/29/2004 4:11:38 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 2 replies · 197+ views
    Times Leader ^ | 2/29/2004 | JIM ABRAMS
    After bullets flew, Kanjorski took heroic role in '54 Fifty years ago radicals shot up the House of Representatives. A young page who would later become a congressman helped save lives. By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - There's a penny-sized bullet hole in the desk Republicans use when they speak on the floor of the House, a memento of the worst terrorist attack on Congress, which happened 50 years ago tomorrow. On March 1, 1954, four Puerto Rican nationalists opened fire from the visitors' gallery above the chamber. They sprayed about 30 shots around the hall and wounded...