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  • Today in U.S. military history: an airborne rendezvous with history

    08/16/2019 7:36:02 AM PDT · by fugazi · 4 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | 16 August 2019 | Chris Carter
    1777: A force of militiamen from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Vermont - led by Gen. John Stark - clash with a detachment of British General John Burgoyne's army in the Battle of Bennington (near present-day Bennington, Vt.). The Americans rout the British, and the amount of supplies captured during the engagement leads to Burgoyne's forthcoming defeat at Saratoga - which convinces the French to join the war. 1780: Following his successful campaign in the south, Lord Cornwallis engages Gen. Horatio Gates' force in Camden, S.C.. The Americans are annihilated, taking nearly 2,000 casualties in just one hour. The infamous cavalry...
  • VANITY: Elvis is dead 42 years ago today. Where were you?

    08/16/2019 5:41:12 AM PDT · by vespa300 · 126 replies
    Me ^ | 8/16/2019 | Jenni Fink
    I was working at the Trane Home Comfort Center in South El Monte, CA. Door to door sales.
  • This Is Why Woodstock 50 Was Just Canceled

    08/13/2019 8:00:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    Of the rock festivals of the sixties, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair was by far the most famous. Held on a 600-acre dairy farm near Bethel, N.Y. on August 15–17, 1969, the festival is the iconic representation of the drug-addled culture and sexual revolution that upended American life. This August marks the fiftieth anniversary of the era-defining event. Some have called for celebrating with another concert. The occasion is hardly a cause for celebration—so many of the cultural changes after Woodstock had catastrophic consequences. Most do not know that the concert was a disaster—even from an organizational point of...
  • Putin marks 20 years in power

    08/09/2019 11:19:47 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies
    France24 ^ | Aug 9, 2019
    Twenty years ago on Friday, Russian president Boris Yeltsin appointed his fourth prime minister in less than 18 months: Vladimir Putin, then a relatively unknown security services chief with scant experience of politics. The departing Yeltsin was casting around for a successor and few could have predicted that two decades later Putin would still be ruling Russia, having taken on a dominant role in world affairs. But the anniversary comes at a time of uncertainty in the leader's reign. Putin's approval ratings remain at a level most Western leaders would envy but they have taken a hit from a stalling...
  • Woodstock 50’s Failure Is the New Left’s Success

    08/08/2019 1:30:28 PM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | August 8, 2019 | Nate Hochman
    The revolution has been canceled, or at least postponed for a while. Apparently, we are told, there were some “unforeseen setbacks.” That’s the vague explanation provided for the catastrophic failure of Woodstock 50, a doomed attempt at recreating the famous 1969 music festival in upstate New York for its 50th anniversary. Michael Lang, a cofounder of the original Woodstock and the mastermind behind this recent planned reincarnation, endured months of nightmarish organizational impediments — bureaucratic issues, lagging enthusiasm, and the withdrawal of a host of significant investors and performers — before ultimately throwing in the towel earlier this week.
  • Was the NYC power outage just a test by Russia?

    07/24/2019 6:54:31 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 19 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 7/24/19 | Sheena Hutchison
    Playing behind the scenes of New York City’s Saturday blackout which left 73,000 locals – not counting tourists – in Midtown Manhattan and the Upper West Side without power are the ongoing power grid “hack attacks” being exchanged between the U.S. and Russia. Maybe Russia just scored one on us. A sampling of open-source evidence confirms that Russia is fairly embedded in the U.S. grid and taking offensive measures against us. For instance, Russian hacking operatives (known alternately as Energetic Bear or Dragonfly) were caught in 2014 compromising software updates that would, in turn, provide access to power switches. A...
  • Washington Monument is transformed into a stunning tribute to Apollo 11 moon landing [tr]

    07/21/2019 5:03:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 21, 2019 | Keith Griffith
    The Washington Monument has been transformed into a stunning tribute to the first moon landing through a dazzling series of projections. Crowds packed the National Mall to watch the 17-minute show, which was projected three times each on Friday and Saturday, marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. Cheers rose from the crowd as the Saturn V rocket was seen lifting off. The show also included various scenes of the stages separating, the moon landing, and splash-down as the hero astronauts returned to Earth.
  • The Times’ obscene attacks on the Apollo program

    07/19/2019 5:07:59 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | 18 July 2019 | Karil Markowicz
    As America prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, The New York Times is busy celebrating the Soviet space program and bashing America’s. A Times op-ed Thursday highlighted how the Soviet Union was oh-so-diverse, sending women and people of color into space long before stuffy, old America got around to doing the same. As the USSR retreats into the rearview mirror of history, there is a growing tendency to romanticize its disastrous reign through the lens of contemporary wokeness. Sure, Communists tortured and executed dissidents, starved their own people by the millions and operated gulags —...
  • Gay Holocaust: It has already begun — in the very citadel of the West

    07/18/2019 8:10:21 AM PDT · by robowombat · 30 replies
    Gay Holocaust: It has already begun — in the very citadel of the West JUL 17, 2019 9:00 AM BY ALEXANDER MAISTROVOY On the fiftieth anniversary of Stonewall riots, an Israeli historian, Yuval Harari, gave an interview to the Guardian in which he warned that the 21th century could be the Gay Holocaust. Harari is known as the author of popular bestsellers and is a guru for progressives. In his opinion, the main threat to the LGBT community comes from countries where they, having obtained the desired freedom, have turned into scapegoats: in Eastern Europe, most of all, Poland, Hungary,...
  • Howie Carr: Ted Kennedy never grasped magnitude of Chappaquiddick (50-Year anniversary alert)

    07/17/2019 8:46:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 16, 2019 | Howie Carr
    Ted Kennedy might have become president - Richard Nixon certainly thought the runt of the litter was going to be the Democrat nominee against him in 1972. But the Kennedys' dreams of a restoration of "Camelot" were shattered 50 years ago this week, as Teddy's mother's 1967 Delmont 88 Oldsmobile plunged off a small bridge on Chappaquiddick Island into a tidal pond, drowning Mary Jo Kopechne. Teddy killed the 28-year-old "girl," as he called her, and he was allowed to plead guilty to ... leaving the scene of an accident. Not vehicular homicide, or drunk driving, or reckless driving, or...
  • We’re Reliving Trump’s Ride Down the Escalator

    07/16/2019 1:47:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush ^ | July 16, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I have people all over the place, “Rush, what is this all about? What is really going on here?” Sometimes the question disappoints me because I would hope that it would be obvious. I think it’s obvious to more and more people what’s going on here, but I will take the opportunity here to explain it in abbreviated form yet again. I’ve had so many people say to me, “You know, Rush, this nothing new. People have been saying ‘love it or leave it’ for I don’t know how long, my whole life.” Remember there used to be all...
  • For Apollo 11's Anniversary, The Washington Monument Becomes A Rocket

    07/17/2019 2:20:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    One small holograph for man. One giant holograph for the Washington Monument. The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with a life-size projection of the Saturn V rocket on the Washington Monument on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The Saturn V rocket is now iconic for carrying the Apollo 11 crew to the moon in 1969. The projection-mapping-artwork will occupy 363 of the Monument's 555 vertical feet. On Friday and Saturday, the semi-centennial show will switch to a 17-minute film that recreates the Apollo 11 launch.
  • 75th Anniversary of the Battle to free Mogilev Belarus

    This is link to the commemoration (and re-enactment)of the Battle to free Mogilev Belarus from the Nazis June 28, 1944. It is quite the production and we know someone who participated yesterday. Not a lot of news comes out of Belarus, but they are definitely proud of their history and teaching younger generations about freedom. Hopefully it will catch on more.
  • 4 Years On, ‘Marriage Equality’ Slogan Still Doesn’t Add Up

    06/26/2019 7:48:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 26, 2019 | Ryan T. Anderson
    Most everyone in America was and is in favor of marriage equality. Most everyone was and is in favor of marriage equality because most everyone wants the law to treat all marriages equally. The debate in the United States in the decade and a half before Obergefell v. Hodges wasn’t about equality. It was about marriage. We disagreed about what marriage is. Of course, “marriage equality” was a great slogan. It fit on a bumper sticker. You could make a red equal sign your Facebook profile picture. It was a wonderful piece of advertising. And yet it’s completely vacuous. It...
  • Apollo 11 50th anniversary

    06/18/2019 1:56:35 PM PDT · by central_va · 64 replies ^ | 1/30/19 | editors
    On July 20, 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin (1930-) became the first humans ever to land on the moon. About six-and-a-half hours later, Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon. As he set took his first step, Armstrong famously said, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." The Apollo 11 mission occurred eight years after President John F. Kennedy (1917-63) announced a national goal of landing a man on the moon by the end of the 1960s. Apollo 17, the final manned moon mission, took place in 1972.
  • 4 years in, Trump fondly recalls Trump Tower campaign launch

    06/17/2019 6:07:46 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    AP ^ | June 16, 2019 | Staff
    It was the escalator ride that would change history. Four years ago on Sunday, Donald Trump descended through the pink marble and brass atrium of Trump Tower to announce his candidacy for president , the first step on a journey few believed would take him all the way to the White House. It turns out the 2015 event might not have happened, at least not on June 16. And the over-the-top staging that featured a crowd including paid actors could have been even more theatrical if one early idea hadn't been scrapped. (Trump nixed suggestions to feature a live elephant....
  • Photos: Trump, world leaders mark 75th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy (24 photos)

    06/06/2019 5:15:17 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 9 replies
    WSBT Atlanta ^ | 6/6/2019 | Staff
    [link to 24 excellent photos, with captions.]
  • Record attendance: More than 180,000 at vigil marking 30th anniversary of Tiananmen Sq. crackdown

    06/04/2019 8:29:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hongkongers gathered in record numbers, organisers said on Tuesday night, to mourn those who lost their lives in a bloody crackdown on democracy protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989. The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China said well over 180,000 had attended the annual candlelight vigil, contrasting with last year’s 115,000. Police put the figure at 37,000 on Tuesday night and 17,000 in 2018. Public opposition to the government’s controversial extradition bill was expected to boost the turnout on the 30th anniversary of the tragedy which left hundreds, possibly more than 1,000, dead.
  • Trump’s LGBT pride tweet reinforces the exploitation of sexual minorities 50 years after Stonewall

    06/03/2019 9:21:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/03/2019 | Christopher Doyle
    President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the 2019 National Prayer Breakfast. | (Photo: YouTube)For the first two years of his administration, President Trump failed to acknowledge June as the official pride month of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. But this year, one day before the start of LGBT Pride, the President tweeted the following:“As we celebrate LGBT Pride Month and recognize the outstanding contributions LGBT people have made to our great Nation, let us also stand in solidarity with the many LGBT people who live in dozens of countries worldwide that punish, imprison, or even execute individuals...
  • Yes, it WAS twenty years ago today . . .

    05/24/2019 2:33:28 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 81 replies
    Self | 5/24/'19 | Zionist Conspirator
    I meant to post something last night, really, but we had a crisis involving the home cooling system suddenly not working and endangering my 89-year old mother (who has a history of heart failure). Thank G-d it's fixed now, but I realize just a prolonged power outage at the wrong time of year could be fatal. Anyway, yes, today is my 20th anniversary as Free Republic's you-know-what in the punch bowl, as well as its most grumpy and offensive member. I first signed up to defend Israel from the freaking NAZIS who were infesting the site back then. Eventually I...