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  • One Year (and 3 days) Ago Today

    09/13/2017 11:40:27 AM PDT · by RIPHillary · 20 replies
    Matzav ^ | Sept 11
    It’s been a long year. As stories of Hurricane Irma dominate the headlines today, it is fascinating to look back and see how far we’ve come since last year’s 9/11 headlines. On today’s date in 2016, the story on every TV station was about then candidate Hillary Clinton, who was videoed stumbling into a van after attending a 9/11 memorial service at Ground Zero. Questions over whether Clinton, who was seen at the time as the runaway to win the Presidency, was hiding some sort of illness, such as Parkinson’s, threatening to ruin her run. The Clinton campaign later put...
  • Grace Slick Wants to Give Trump LSD: ‘This Nut-Job Goofball’

    09/01/2017 3:55:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 140 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 1, 2017 | Mark Judge
    Septuagenerian rock singer Grace Slick of the group Jefferson Airplane wants to dose President Trump with the drug LSD. Slick, interviewed about the 50th anniversary of 1967's Summer of Love, offered the suggestion in an interview with Variety magazine:
  • The Transfiguration of Diana

    09/01/2017 2:51:13 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 57 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 30 Aug 2017 | Mark Steyn
    Two decades ago today - Saturday August 30th 1997 - the ex-wife of the heir to the throne flew in to Paris with her new Egyptian boyfriend after a Mediterranean holiday on his yacht. They dined at his dad's showpiece, the Ritz, and shortly after midnight left via the rear entrance and got into a Mercedes driven by the hotel's deputy head of security. He was drunk, and in the underpass at the Place d'Alma he lost control of the car. Diana, Princess of Wales was pronounced dead at 4am on Sunday August 31st. She was 36. The clip below...
  • Turks celebrate 1964 napalm bombing of Cyprus

    08/15/2017 4:46:04 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Israel National News (Arutz Sheva) ^ | 08/15/17 22:24 | Uzay Bulut
    Cyprus is Turkish, after all. Turks can do whatever they want there. They can even celebrate dropping napalm on Greeks and slaughtering them. Greek Cypriot civilians in the Turkish-occupied enclave of Kokkina in Cyprus. Mustafa Akıncı, the president of the self-styled “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus” (TRNC), which is recognized only by Turkey, also participated in the celebrations.
  • NATIONAL V-J DAY (Victory over Japan Day)

    08/14/2017 9:16:56 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 21 replies
    On this day in 1945, news broke around the world the Imperial Government of Japan would surrender ending a long a grueling world war. In Europe, the date was August 15 due to the time zone, but regardless the celebrations that broke out were no less zealous.
  • On this date in 1942

    08/07/2017 4:20:44 PM PDT · by Bull Snipe · 29 replies
    USMC Major General Vandergrift landed his 11,000 Marines of the 1st Marine Division on the island of Guadalcanal. The next 6 months would show the world the mettle of the fighting men of our Marine Corp.
  • Nolan Ryan's epic beatdown of Robin Ventura was 24 years ago today

    08/04/2017 12:48:28 PM PDT · by DFG · 92 replies
    WFAA ^ | 08/04/2017 | Landon Haaf
    Hall of Fame hurler Nolan Ryan left a lasting impression on the state of Texas and on Major League Baseball with an illustrious 27-year career. His 5,714 strikeouts, 324 wins and seven no-hitters cemented his legacy as one of the greats. But it was 24 years ago Friday that the Ryan Express immortalized himself -- and it didn’t have much to do with his pitching that day. On August 4, 1993, the 46-year-old Ryan drilled Chicago White Sox third baseman Robin Ventura in the elbow with a fastball. Ventura then made a decision he undoubtedly regrets to this day. He...
  • Lisa Marie Presley Death Hoax

    08/03/2017 4:14:03 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 10 replies
    Star Mag ^ | 8/3/2017 | Jessica Simpson
    News of singer Lisa Marie Presley’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the August 2017 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the Elvis Presley's daughter is alive and well.
  • The Deadliest Air Show Accident In History: The Ukrainian Air Force Su-27 Flanker Crash ...

    07/31/2017 7:22:59 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | July 27, 2017 | David Cenciotti
    A Ukrainian Flanker crashed during a display at Sknyliv airfield, in Ukraine. The accident killed 77 people and injured 543. The deadliest air show accident in history occurred on Jul. 27, 2002, at Sknyliv airfield near Lviv, Ukraine, when a Ukrainian Air Force Su-27 Flanker crashed during its display routine. The two pilots, Volodymyr Toponar and Yuriy Yegorov, ejected safely but as a consequence of the crash 77 people died and 545 were injured, 100 of whom were hospitalised. Several videos show the incident from different viewpoints. The Flanker can be seen performing a sort of split-S at low altitude,...
  • Light My Fire

    07/31/2017 11:34:18 AM PDT · by Twotone · 79 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | July 30, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    Exactly half a century ago - July 29th 1967 - this song hit Number One on the Billboard Hot One Hundred. This essay is adapted from Mark's book A Song For The Season: It was 50 years ago today-ish that Sgt Pepper was going on about how it was 20 years ago today. That's to say, the "Summer of Love" is half a century old: It's longer ago today than the summer of flappers and charlestons and bootleg gin was back in 1967. But, boomers being the most self-absorbed generation in history, we're going to be living with boomer pop...
  • NATIONAL MOON DAY July 20

    07/20/2017 11:53:12 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 12 replies
    National Moon Day is observed annually on July 20 and commemorates the day man first walked on the moon in 1969. NASA reported the moon landing as being “…the single greatest technological achievement of all time.” On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed the first humans, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on the moon. Armstrong stepped first onto the lunar surface, six hours after landing and spent two and a half hours outside the spacecraft. Aldrin spent slightly less time but together they collected 47.5 pounds of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted Apollo 11...
  • She’s ROLLING: Andrea Mitchell tweets about 100th anniversary of WWII, there’s just 1 problem

    07/16/2017 3:58:15 PM PDT · by DFG · 60 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 07/16/2017 | Sam J
    July 14 is Bastille Day, the French national holiday that celebrates the beginning of republican democracy in France and the end of tyrannical rule. Many media outlets in America reported on the festivities around the celebration in France: But none did it … better … than Andrea Mitchell.
  • On this day in History: Congress votes for independence

    07/02/2017 9:40:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    History.com ^ | July 2, 1776
    On this day in 1776, the Second Continental Congress, assembled in Philadelphia, formally adopts Richard Henry Lee’s resolution for independence from Great Britain. The vote is unanimous, with only New York abstaining. The resolution had originally been presented to Congress on June 7, but it soon became clear that New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and South Carolina were as yet unwilling to declare independence, though they would likely be ready to vote in favor of a break with England in due course. Thus, Congress agreed to delay the vote on Lees Resolution until July 1. In the intervening...
  • 10 years ago today, Apple and iPhone changed our world

    06/29/2017 12:16:50 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 44 replies
    iMore ^ | June 29, 2017 | BY RENE RITCHIE
    Ten years ago today Apple shipped a wide-screen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone, and a breakthrough internet device. But it wasn't three products. It was one product. And we got it, Steve. We got iPhone. On June 28, 2007, Apple shipped the original iPhone. People had been waiting outside for days in lineups that ran for blocks. Anticipation was off the charts. Competitors were nervously dismissing it as a over-reaching and over-priced. Media was calling it the Jesus Phone. Steve Jobs had put sneaker to stage only six months earlier to introduce it. The most incredible keynote...
  • Golden Girl Megyn Kelly vs. The Most Hated Man in American Media

    06/18/2017 6:56:56 AM PDT · by libstripper · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 18, 2017 | Peter Barry Chowka
    This was not how it was supposed to be. The most hated man in American media has dealt a serious and potentially knockout blow to the career of the woman who thought she was all set to take him on and proceed unimpeded on the fast track to maybe becoming the next Oprah. The battle pitting the two well-known personalities commenced two weeks ago when Megyn Kelly, the golden girl of 21st century TV infotainment, started pursuing controversial talk show host and Infowars founder Alex Jones as the next big interview “get” for her new prime time NBC television network...
  • D-Day: June 6th 1944 as it happened (it had already begun by now)

    06/05/2017 6:25:07 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 67 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:00PM BST 06 Jun 2014 | Richard Preston & Ben Hazell
    Timeline of the D-Day landings of 6th June 1944 hour by hour as events unfolded on the day
  • Ceremony Marks 73rd Anniversary of D-Day Landings

    06/05/2017 10:38:25 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    Defense.gov ^ | 6/5/2017 | Army Spc. Kelsey M Little
    SAINTE-MERE-EGLISE, France, June 5, 2017 — "There are moments in a nation's history when its future course is decided by a chosen few who walked bravely into the valley of the shadow of death," Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti said during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Iron Mike Memorial here yesterday. "In such moments, young men and women pledge their lives so that their nation can live," said NATO's supreme allied commander for Europe and the commander of U.S. European Command. U.S. Army paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division and the 82nd Airborne Division; French,...
  • All Right, All Right, All Right...Happy 19th Anniversary HARPU

    06/04/2017 8:20:34 AM PDT · by harpu · 16 replies
    June 4, 2017 | harpu
    WOW...thanks to Bill Clinton, 'yours truly' joined the FReeRepublic forum 19 years ago today and has never looked back. Many, many thanks to JimRob and John!!
  • Celebrating 50 years since The Beatles released Sgt Pepper album

    06/01/2017 9:59:18 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 102 replies
    Sky News ^ | 6-1-2017 | Katie Spencer
    For many, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is The Beatles at their best. When it came out on 1 June 1967 it was unlike anything that had come before it. Experimental and immersive, it pushed musical boundaries. Half a century on, it remains one of the most influential albums of all time, as Beatles author Steve Turner explains: "It was artistically aspirational at a time when most of their contemporaries were still playing beat music of some kind or another. "They had these great ambitions. Paul was starting to go to the theatre, George was listening to Indian music,...
  • An 80th anniversary: The airship Hindenburg bursts into flames

    05/06/2017 12:02:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 05/06/2017 | ap
    The disaster struck without the least warning. The ship had angled its blunt nose toward the mooring mast, the spider-like landing lines had been snaked down and the ground crew had grasped the ropes from the nose, when the explosion roared out, scattering ground crew and spectators like frightened sheep. The passengers, who were waving gayly a minute before from the observation windows, were so stunned they could not describe late what happened. Some jumped to the sandy landing field along with members of the crew. Others seemed to have been pitched from the careening skyliner as it made its...