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  • Donald Trump to Be Labeled ‘Racist Bully’ on Every HuffPost Story

    01/29/2016 2:28:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Wrap ^ | January 28, 2016 | Itay Hod
    News site will include an anti-Trump addendum on each article about the GOP presidential frontrunnerHow’s this for a kicker? The Huffington Post will now end every article about Donald Trump with a special note calling him a “racist,” “liar” and a “xenophobe,” while reminding its readers of the GOP presidential frontrunner’s controversial proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States....
  • New book 'Inventology' shows how today's inventors can tap big data, 3D printing, crowdfunding, more

    01/26/2016 8:59:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Tech Republic ^ | January 26, 2016 | Hope Reese
    With the internet age and its endless possibilities in the realms of publishing, communication, and collaboration, opportunities have never been so widely accessible for creators. But how has our new digital world affected the pathways to invention? In Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World, out today, journalist Pagan Kennedy offers a fresh take on how the digital era has upended the traditional pathways for creation. When Kennedy began writing about inventors for The New York Times, she soon "would marvel at how few of the people were professional inventors, designers, in corporate innovation labs." It led...
  • Review: Origins and Development of the Second Amendment

    01/26/2016 9:22:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    If you want to understand how the United States came to have the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights, David Hardy's book may be the best place to go. I have read numerous books and articles about the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. Some have been short, others hundreds of pages. But I had not read David T. Hardy's slim book. This is surprising, because the book was originally published in 1986! But, I was in Panama in 1986. The Internet was just starting to form. At that time in its early development, I had an...
  • New Book of Putin Quotes Echoes History’s Darkest Dictators

    To celebrate the New Year, the Russian government gave hundreds of high-ranking officials a special gift: a 400-page book of “prophetic” quotes by President Vladimir Putin. The book, titled Words That Change the World, includes 19 of the most important speeches and interviews Putin has given during the last 12 years. Hundreds of short, tweetable passages are bolded in the text. Anton Volodin, who spearheaded the book’s publication, said Putin’s words are valuable to Russian leaders largely because they tend to be prophetic: “We noticed that everything Putin says, to varying degrees, comes true,” he said. “In this book, we...
  • The End of Economic Man, the Origins of Totalitarianism, a Book Review

    01/15/2016 8:00:14 PM PST · by tbw2 · 12 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 01/15/2016 | Tamara Wilhite
    Peter Drucker wrote the first version of this book during Hitler's rise to power. Most explanations for the rise of fascism focused on political reasons or economic ones, while Drucker explains the social movements that made leaders like Mussolini and Hitler possible. It also explains what is (and isn't) fascism, how they hobble their own economies, and the social warpage they create. Peter Drucker updated "The End of Economic Man" in the 1960s, seeing horrifying parallels between the 1960s activism and the 1930s. And while history does not repeat, it rhymes - and this book explains the social trends that...
  • Progressive Google cooperates with Libertarian Telegraph.UK to Honor Founder of Fairy Tale Genre

    01/12/2016 10:24:01 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    Freep | 1/12/2016 | CharlesOconnell
    The Google Doodle today is about a Frenchman who apparently preceeded Hans Christian Andersen and the Grimm Brothers in the Fairy Tale genre. "Charles Perrault [(1628-1703)], author of Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella was born 388 years ago, and has been commemorated with a Google Doodle." - Rhiannon Williams, "Who was Charles Perrault? Why the fairy tales you know may not be as they seem" Google's Doodle today is not linking to their own servers, or WikiMedia Foundation, but directly to the reactionary, patriarchal (though distinctly not "homophobic") servers of Telegraph.Co.UK. Here is the Doodle. Here is...
  • Gallup: Record–Low Percentage of Americans Say Watching TV Is Favorite Way to Spend Evening

    01/11/2016 8:57:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 71 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 11, 2016 | 12:55 PM EST | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    A record-low 16 percent of Americans said that watching television was their favorite way to spending the evening, according to a Gallup poll conducted in December. Since the 1960s, Gallup has periodically asked Americans what is their "favorite way to spend an evening." In 1966, watching TV hit a high of 48 percent. Since then, that option has been on a generally downward trend. [...] People 55 and older (25 percent) are more likely to say watching television is their favorite way to spend an evening than are people in the younger age brackets of 18-34 (10 percent) and 35-54...
  • Chesterton Orthodoxy III Suicide of Thought - Does It Remind You of Someone Famous Today?

    01/09/2016 12:46:33 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 2 replies
    Leader U ^ | 1908 | Gilbert Keith Chesterton 1874-1936
    The modern world is not evil; in some ways the modern world is far too good. It is full of wild and wasted virtues.… It is not merely the vices that are let loose. … The virtues do more terrible damage. [The truth of some scientists] is pitiless. … Some humanitarians only care for pity; and their pity is often untruthful. ORTHODOXY III THE SUICIDE OF THOUGHT The phrases of the street are not only forcible but subtle: for a figure of speech can often get into a crack too small for a definition. Phrases like "put out" or...
  • Niccolo Machiavelli: Advice on Disarming

    01/05/2016 7:43:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Niccolo Machiavelli is what some have called the first modern analyst of political power. Some have called him the founder of modern political science. Others have compared him to the Devil, as he showed the moral underbelly of political power. He is widely honored on the left as showing how to use power to stay in power. Most of the people who know of Machiavelli know him from his most famous work "The Prince". "The Prince" is essentially a short course on how to get and keep political power. At the time it was written, it was a rather...
  • Travis McGee on the radio in a few minutes.

    01/04/2016 1:52:38 PM PST · by Travis McGee · 41 replies
    Kim Wade Show, WYAB 103.9 FM, Jackson, MS ^ | January 4, 2016 | Matt Bracken
    I'm going to be on Kim Wade's show right after Michael Savage, to discuss current events.
  • SO PROBLEMATIC: 13 Words and Phrases Are Hereby Banished from the Queen’s English

    01/02/2016 10:19:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 2, 2016 | 11:34 AM EST | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    Thirteen words and phrases--including "so" and "problematic"--have been banished from the English language because of their mis-use, over-use and general uselessness. The banishment was pronounced by a committee at Lake Superior State University, which has been banning words from English for forty-one years. [...] The statement went on: "Overused words and phrases are 'problematic' for thousands of Queen's English 'stakeholders,'" said an LSSU spokesperson while 'vaping' an e-cigarette during a 'presser.' "Once something is banished, there's no 'walking it back;' that's our 'secret sauce,' and there's no 'price point' for that." ...
  • “Resilience” is a Book for Everyone

    12/30/2015 9:00:22 PM PST · by newstlnewss · 7 replies
    Olivette Patch ^ | December 15, 2015 | B.W. Durham
    Review by B.W. Durham “Resilience,” the new book by former Navy Seal and Rhodes Scholar Eric Greitens, is an inspiring guidebook for anyone who has confronted personal loss, harsh challenges in their own life, the death of a loved one or emotional pain. That is to say… “Resilience” is a book for everyone. The sub-title of Greitens’ book is “Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life.” Indeed, “Resilience” offers earned wisdom and insights that can help people forge ahead in times of struggle, and become stronger. But this is not a “how-to” book. It acknowledges serious traumas that can change...
  • Catastrophic Failure: A Review, Part I

    12/20/2015 6:27:46 PM PST · by Ray76 · 6 replies
    "What we've got here is failure to communicate." In terms of understanding Islam, that would include a failure, or an outright refusal, to grasp and integrate the truth about Islam by those charged with the responsibility of fighting the "War on Terror" and securing the safety of this country. As things stand now, in their eyes Islam is not an enemy, but an "innocent" bystander upon which is heaped the "calumny" of associating it with terrorism. Coughlin has assembled a mountain of information about the perilous deficiencies of our "warfighting" policies and the "efficacy" of the Islamic Movement's interlocking and...
  • Eerie front-page NYT story examines ISIS prophecies about an apocalyptic showdown

    12/10/2015 8:31:52 AM PST · by cdga5for4 · 11 replies
    Joel Rosenberg Flashtraffic ^ | December 9, 2015 | Joel Rosenberg
    Readers of this column know that I have been trying to draw the attention of leaders in Washington and Jerusalem, U.S. presidential candidates, journalists, Evangelical leaders, and the American people more broadly to the emerging threat of what I call “Apocalyptic Islam” of both the Shia and Sunni varieties. My last series of political thrillers — The Twelfth Imam, The Tehran Initiative and Damascus Countdown — imagined a scenario in which Iran’s Shia Muslim leaders, driven by their genocidal belief in End Times Islamic prophecies, built an arsenal of nuclear weapons and set into motion a plan to annihilate Israel...
  • Philly Daily News Likens Donald Trump to Hitler With "Furor" Cover

    12/08/2015 2:50:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Hpllywood Reporter ^ | December 7, 2015 | Ryan Parker
    "Remind you of someone?" The Philadelphia Daily News will run a front page on Tuesday that likens Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. The cover shows a picture of Trump speaking with his hand in the air, the gesture looking similar to the Nazi salute, with the headline "The New Furor." Furor and Führer -- the infamous German word for leader -- are homophones. The cover was shared by David Lee Preston, assistant city editor of the Daily News, with the comment, "Remind you of someone?" [continued]
  • Crystal Ball Communism: "Toward Soviet America"

    11/30/2015 1:58:14 PM PST · by No One Special · 6 replies
    Toward Soviet America by William Z. Foster, CPUSA chairman, was first published in 1932. Later, copies of the book would be purged and almost eliminated entirely from American bookstores and libraries in what was presumably the CP response to the latest Moscow line; but surely it was also to try to put this spitting Soviet-American cat back in the bag. Interestingly, the book would be reprinted in 1961 with a foreword and commentary by the chairman of the House Committee on Un-American Activities, Rep. Francis E. Walter, who recommended that every American read it as a blueprint of Soviet intentions...
  • Upon the Rock, a short story

    11/24/2015 4:53:42 PM PST · by tbw2
    Hubpages ^ | 11/23/2015 | Tamara Wilhite
    A story written imagining what happens if we don't fight the world-wide wave of Jihad but continue to appease and retreat.
  • Sanders is top contender in Time's Person of the Year poll

    11/24/2015 12:35:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 23, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) currently leads online polling for Time magazine's 2015 Person of the Year, with less than two weeks to go before voting ends. The Democratic presidential candidate, a self-described democratic socialist, leads among the magazine's readers with 11.2 percent of the overall vote in the survey...
  • Drop the gun or forget sex forever

    11/22/2015 9:20:26 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 40 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/22/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    When all else fails, try no sex. Chicago’s street violence is so bad that a very brave and self-composed South Side woman, April Lawson, is organizing black women to vow no sex until the killing stops, like now! “Make sure these fools put down their guns,” she’s telling her lady warriors. And her sex strike mission is based on Aristophanes’ classic Greek play, “Lysistrata!” To stop the perpetual war between Athens and Sparta, a strong Athenian woman “explains to the other women: They are to withhold sexual privileges from their menfolk as a means of forcing them to bring an...
  • Laugh Factory Joke of the Day SUCKS!!!

    11/20/2015 9:50:27 AM PST · by amorphous · 30 replies
    Laugh Factory ^ | 20 Nov 2015 | Submitted By: mikayla davis
    Yo' Mama is so ugly, yo' daddy takes her to work with him so he doesn't have to kiss her goodbye.
  • Carson In 1999 Book: I’m Not A Conservative Republican

    11/13/2015 6:24:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | November 13, 2015 | Megan Apper
    “…I describe myself as an independent. I consider it a waste of our human brainpower to be otherwise.” Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson wrote in his 1999 book that he did not identify as a conservative Republican and that he considered it a “waste of human brainpower” to be anything other than an independent. Carson identified as an independent for years in his home state of Maryland, and only recently switched his affiliation to the Republican party last year...
  • Ben Carson, the humblebragging instrument of God (God gave answers to Chemistry test in dream)

    In Carson’s telling, an early instance of heavenly intervention comes during his freshman year at Yale. It is the night before a final exam in chemistry, and Carson, who had developed weak study habits in high school, is hopelessly behind in the class. If he fails, he will have to drop out of pre-med. “Either help me understand what kind of work I ought to do,” Carson prays to God, “or else perform some kind of miracle and help me pass this exam.” While he sleeps, Carson dreams that a nebulous figure enters the chemistry hall and begins working out...
  • Why no "Pro War" novels, stories, movies?

    11/09/2015 4:56:11 AM PST · by j.argese · 18 replies
    n/a ^ | 11/9/15 | j.argese
    With the release of this new movie about Stalin enabler, cheerleader and pom-pom girl Dalton Trumbo, it got me to thinking about his novel "Johnny Got His Gun". It also got me to thinking about the lack of literature which would support the fight for Western Values, considering the existential threat we face. Your thoughts?
  • Fox:Destiny and power -- The Private Diaries of George Herbert Walker Bush

    11/06/2015 9:02:01 AM PST · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 6, 2015 | Staff
    President George H. W. Bush lost his bid for reelection in 1992. And it hurt. Until now, however, we didn't know how much. But with the special Fox News Reporting - Destiny and Power – The Private Diaries of George Herbert Walker Bush, we take a deep look at the man, actually hearing his own thoughts and feelings through the audio diary he kept while in the White House. It will be the first time this material has been released to the public. You can see this new special Friday, Nov. 6 at 10 p.m. ET on The Fox News...
  • Rand Paul’s New Book Sells Fewer Than 500 Copies In Two Weeks

    11/06/2015 7:50:25 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | Nov. 5, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski, Megan Apper
    Paul’s book, Our Presidents & Their Prayers, a 36,000-word account about the faith of U.S. presidents, had only sold 80 copies in the first six days, according to the BookScan numbers. Today the number of sales for Paul’s book stands at 440 through Sunday, according to sources with access to the numbers.
  • The Raven

    10/15/2015 5:11:32 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 13 replies
    Edgar Allen ^ | 1/1/1111 | Poe
  • Jacki Daily interviews Dr Bill Forstchen, author of ONE SECOND AFTER

    10/15/2015 3:02:16 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 26 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 9/15/14 | Jacki Daily
    Dr. Bill Forstchen The United States is now the top energy producer in the world. For that, we are thankful. But all the shale gas, crude oil, coal, nuclear energy and renewables on earth are of little benefit if we do not have a secure means of delivering energy to our homes, our hospitals, schools and even our military. For this reason, we must focus on securing the U.S. electrical grid, the means of delivering our energy, at all costs. Throughout history, literature has played a key role in educating and inspiring the public to think beyond to a world...
  • Washington's Vision

    10/13/2015 4:36:53 PM PDT · by amorphous · 11 replies
    USHistory.Org ^ | National Tribune, 1880 | told by a gentleman named Anthony Sherman
    This afternoon, as I was sitting at this table engaged in preparing a dispatch, something seemed to disturb me. Looking up, I beheld standing opposite me a singularly beautiful female. So astonished was I, for I had given strict orders not to be disturbed, that it was some moments before I found language to inquire the cause of her presence. A second, a third and even a fourth time did I repeat my question, but received no answer from my mysterious visitor except a slight raising of her eyes. By this time I felt strange sensations spreading through me. I...
  • Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat (excerpts)

    10/04/2015 2:24:58 PM PDT · by annalex · 7 replies
    http://islamthreat.com/ ^ | 2010 | Dr. Peter Hammond
    From Dr. Peter Hammond's book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat. Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult. In its fullest form, it is a complete, total, 100% system of life. Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components. The religious component is a beard [sic!] for all of the other components. Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their religious privileges. When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other components tend to...
  • NY Daily News hires columnist and activist Shaun King (Black Lives Matter/Daily Kos)

    10/03/2015 9:56:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    CNN Money ^ | October 2, 2015 | Frank Pallotta
    Shaun King, a Daily Kos columnist and a prominent voice in the Black Lives Matter movement, has been hired by the New York Daily News, the paper announced on Friday. Executive Editor Jim Rich said in a staff memo Friday that King will join the tabloid as senior justice writer, a newly created role. The hiring of King along with several others comes at a turbulent time for the paper in which its newsroom endured widespread layoffs of veteran reporters and editors. "Shaun's writing on social inequality, police brutality and race relations in America has been some of the best...
  • What I did on my summer vacation (Travis McGee is back)

    09/26/2015 2:00:56 PM PDT · by Travis McGee · 126 replies
    Youtube ^ | September 26, 2015 | Travis McGee
    Last June, while sailing from Florida to North Carolina, I was able to realize and 20+ year dream and go dive-planing with dolphins in the open Atlantic ocean. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXwNLaeNOXQ&feature=youtu.be
  • David Cameron 'put his private parts in a dead pig's mouth' claims explosive new book

    09/21/2015 1:13:02 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 21 September 2015 | Ben Glaze
    PM rocked by extraordinary claims from former Tory treasurer Lord Ashcroft that he was in a 'dope smoking group' and took part in a debauched initiation, but No 10 says it 'does not recognise' the accusations
  • A VETERANS OPEN LETTER TO CONGRESS (Michael Connelly - Constitutional Attorney)

    09/09/2015 2:47:54 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 8 replies
    Connelly (blog) ^ | Sept 7, 2015 | Michael Connelly
    As a member of the U.S. Army I took an oath that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic As a member of the United States Congress you took the same oath; you said the same words. No one ever told me that when I became a veteran that the oath expired or that I was excused from living by it. So who told any of you that you no longer had to abide by your oath? When were you absolved from being loyal to the Constitution, loyal to your...
  • Lessons Learned from the Gulag Archipelago

    08/30/2015 11:09:50 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 31 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 08/30/2015 | Tamara Wilhite
    The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is a historical record of the Soviet era work camps, police state and subtle oppressions and outright torture under the Russian government between the First World War and 1956. What are some of the lessons we can draw from this book? What have too many forgotten of the death camps of the Soviet Union?
  • Army veteran writes novel to break out of military action-adventure genre

    08/26/2015 7:22:40 AM PDT · by StAntKnee · 11 replies
    Vanity, no linking to personal sites or Amazon or Goodreads | August 26, 2015 | St Ant Knee
    The novel is Prison of the Soul about a teacher who gets fired from the public school system for manhandling a rape suspect on the campus, a kid he caught in the act. (Sound contemporary?) The only job he can get is teaching in a one-room school behind bars in the state's supermax for violent juvenile delinquents. More than the obvious hook, it's an exploration of that aspect of the human condition wherein we build our own prisons by self-imposed limitations and fears.
  • Book number 8 is launched! 'EMP: Heading Home' is finished.

    08/25/2015 5:25:18 AM PDT · by Anitius Severinus Boethius · 25 replies
    ASB | 08/25/2015 | ASB
    Just a bit of vain, personal joy today. On my ongoing journey of being a novelist, I am happy to have put out my 8th book (6th novel). My life goal is to have 100 books in print by the time I semi-retire, so I am only 92 short of the goal now. This book, EMP: Heading Home, is the sequel to my novel EMP from last year. I heard from a lot of angry people about how, in the first book, they hated that David did not go to Chicago to get his wife and daughter and instead stayed...
  • Does the Arc of History Bend Towards Tyranny? An Excerpt from Michael Walshs New Book.

    08/19/2015 6:27:05 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 5 replies
    Benweingarten.com ^ | 2015-08-19 | Ben Weingarten
    Michael Walshs new book The Devils Pleasure Palace is pivotal in its explication of how poor and purely evil ideas have subverted America, and eaten away at the pillars of Western civilization. While we often hear the refrain ideas have consequences, too frequently we attribute the decline of the American system to politics or particular political figures, while giving the power of ideas short thrift. But as Walshs important work illustrates, ideas are everything, and if you lose the war of them you lose all of the other battles too. One such idea that has trumped to date deals with...
  • BETRAYED: STEPHEN HARPERS WAR ON PRINCIPLED CONSERVATISM A REVIEW

    08/18/2015 11:45:40 AM PDT · by Entropy Squared · 14 replies
    Jay Currie ^ | August 16, 2015 | Jay Currie
    Various people have asked me why I will not vote for Stephen Harper and the Conservatives in this election. While the Cons failure to seriously tackle the deficit, reduce the size of government and begin to dismantle the Liberal state are all good reasons, I probably would hold my nose one more time if it were not for one, fundamental fact: C-51. And I might have even given Harper a pass on C-51 if I didnt know the Conservative record on free speech, the perversion of the Human Rights Commission and the legal thuggery which attended it. Connie Fournier and...
  • Day of the Blob, A right Wing, Rock and Roll Nightmare

    08/10/2015 9:18:13 AM PDT · by Reverend Saltine · 3 replies
    RightWingConservativeNews.com ^ | August 10, 2015 | RightWingConservativeNews.com
    It began normally. I woke up yet one more time after a night's sleep---"sleep:" the little brother of death. I'm seventy, so, I'm always surprised anymore when I actually wake up alive. I confirmed I was still alive. I farted, long and loud. It went on forever; I felt my body shrink; I thought I might deflate like a balloon. It was an old man's relief. But, yes, it proved I was still alive: I fart; therefore I am. I managed to haul myself in a kind of situp onto the edge of the bed using both arms and my...
  • The Bookstore - By Jethro

    08/05/2015 2:35:59 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 9 replies
    iOTWREPORT ^ | 8-5-2015 | Big Fur Hat
    August 5, 2015The Bookstore - By Jethro by Big Fur Hat So, I was walking through the mall and I saw that there was a Muslim bookstore. I was wondering what exactly was in a Muslim bookstore so I went in. As I was wandering around taking a look, the clerk stopped me and asked if he could help me. I asked, Do you have a copy of Donald Trumps book on his U.S. Immigration Policy regarding Muslims and illegal Mexicans? The clerk said, F off, get out and stay out! I said, Yes, thats the one. Do you have...
  • Ted Cruzs book royalties may be higher than Scott Walkers net worth

    08/04/2015 7:12:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | August 3, 2015 | Katie Zezima and Anu Narayanswamy
    A presidential primary race that features a front-runner whose self-reported assets are worth more than $10 billion dollars also features a candidate who owes thousands of dollars on a credit card with an interest rate above 27 percent. In new financial disclosure forms released Monday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker declares assets of between $36,000 and $190,000 and liabilities of at least $120,000, including a credit card with between $10,001 and $15,000 on it and an interest rate of 27.24 percent. The debt was incurred in 2014, according to the statement. Walker also reports having between $100,001 and $500,000 in student...
  • Iran publishes book on how to outwit US and destroy Israel

    08/01/2015 8:44:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 1, 2015 | Amir Taheri
    While Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama do their best to paper over the brutality of the Iranian regime and force through a nuclear agreement, Irans religious leader has another issue on his mind: The destruction of Israel. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has published a new book called Palestine, a 416-page screed against the Jewish state. A blurb on the back cover credits Khamenei as The flagbearer of Jihad to liberate Jerusalem. A friend sent me a copy from Iran, the only place the book is currently available, though an Arabic translation is promised soon. Obama administration officials likely...
  • Revisiting Shelby Foote's Enduring Work

    07/29/2015 8:22:42 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 25 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 7/28/2015 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    Foote's narrative is such a breath of fresh air when compared to much of the politically motivated and agenda driven Civil War history of recent years. That alone would make it bad enough but, in addition, much of what is being written is not only poor history, it is poor literature. (Foote remains of the few adults in a room of Civil War historians populated by juveniles.)
  • NYTimes Moves Cruz Behind Jimmy Carter on Bestseller List Despite Selling 58% More Books

    07/23/2015 5:54:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 23, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    The latest New York Times bestseller list has Ted Cruz's A Time for Truth at number 8. Just above him is former President Jimmy Carter's A Full Life, coming in at 7. The strange thing, however, is that Cruz sold almost 60 percent more copies of his book last week than Carter. According to Bookscan, which tracks the number of books sold, Cruz sold 8,814 last week. Carter sold only 5,147. The New York Times list does not indicate either author's books were purchased in bulk orders. Cruz was left off the list the first week his book came out...
  • Printable graphs explaining compound interest

    07/22/2015 5:53:43 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    myself ^ | 7-22-15 | TZ
    I'm looking for printable charts that show how compound interest works to show young relatives the effects of saving and compare starting sooner rather than later and how having time on your side works. It would be helpful if it could be changed to various rates and ages to play with the numbers.
  • The Day John McCain Got Shot Down

    07/21/2015 5:33:49 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 67 replies
    Pythia Press ^ | 2010 | Zalin Grant
    The Day John McCain Got Shot Down Did He Show the Right Stuff? By Zalin Grant John McCain received mixed reviews from fellow pilots when he arrived on the USS Oriskany in 1967, a month before he was shot down and captured. Cal Swanson, commander of fighter squadron VF-162, was enthusiastic. Swanson thought McCain proved he had the right stuff by getting himself assigned to the Oriskany, an aircraft carrier sailing off the coast of North Vietnam in the South China Sea. The Oriskany had seen more combat and suffered heavier casualties than any ship in the Vietnam War. McCains...
  • British archives hiding royal familys links to anti-Semitism in 1930s, says historian

    07/20/2015 3:32:38 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 35 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | July 19, 2015 | JP O Malley
    LONDON In April 1945, code-breakers at Bletchley Park, England, intercepted the following telegram from Adolf Hitler, who was then under siege in his bunker in Berlin: The Fhrer attaches importance to the President of the Red Cross, the Duke of Coburg, on no account falling into enemy hands. Karina Urbach, a German historian, believes that whatever information Hitler shared with Carl Edward, the Duke of Coburg who was a grandson of Queen Victoria, and a close blood relative to the current British monarchy it was damning enough to warrant an assassination request. Coburg, though, would manage to...
  • The Rebel Yell: The Seething Blast of an Imaginary Hell

    07/18/2015 7:24:12 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 32 replies
    Essential Civil War Curriculom ^ | 07/15/2015 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    Then arose that do or die expression, that maniacal maelstrom of sound; that penetrating, rasping, shrieking, blood curdling noise that could be heard for miles and whose volume reached the heavens such an expression as never yet came from the throats of sane men, but from men whom the seething blast of an imaginary hell would not check while the sound lasted. ~ Confederate Colonel Keller Anderson of Kentucky's Orphan Brigade There are few aspects of the Civil War which have been engrained in American culture and remembrance more than the Confederate soldiers Rebel Yell . . ."
  • Meghan McCain to Join Fox News Channel as Contributor (Exclusive)

    07/16/2015 10:47:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    Variety ^ | July 16, 2015 | Brian Steinberg, Senior TV Editor
    Meghan McCain, the political scion who has won public fame as a blogger, commentator and TV-show host, will join Fox News Channel as a contributor, Variety has learned. A spokesperson for the network confirmed the hire. McCain is expected to contribute to the networks primetime and daytime programming. McCain, the oldest daughter of U.S. Senator John McCain, a Republican, joins as Fox News Channel, like other news outlets, heads into a frenzied pre-season for the 2016 election for U.S. president. Already, more than a dozen different candidates for the Republican nomination have thrown their hat into the ring. McCain, who...
  • Atticus Finch's Summation

    07/14/2015 1:38:23 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 21 replies
    Genius.com ^ | 1960 | (Nelle) Harper Lee
    On the Occasion of the Release of Harper Lee's Second Book youtube.com/watch?v=-x6njs-cGUE[Scout (Harper Lee) and Dill (Truman Capote) return to court after Dill became emotionally overcome at the trial's mockery of justice; they have missed part of Atticus' summation.] "Gentlemen," he was saying, "I shall be brief, but I would like to use my remaining time with you to remind you that this case is not a difficult one, it requires no minute sifting of complicated facts, but it does require you to be sure beyond all reasonable doubt as to the guilt of the defendant. To begin with, this...