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  • Political Correctness Erases History and Turns Heroes Into Villains

    10/18/2019 7:09:14 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 5 replies
    The Stream ^ | October 17, 2019 | Jerry Newcombe
    Political Correctness Erases History and Turns Heroes Into Villains Another Columbus Day is behind us. Again it is obvious that Columbus, a former hero, has been vilified. It’s primarily because of  terrible things that came after he opened up the new world to the old.Our culture has turned Columbus the hero into Columbus the villain. It’s one of many examples of the ongoing “war on history” of our times.Columbus Day is no longer celebrated in the “District of Columbia” (named after him), noted Jarrett Stepman. Stepman writes for The Daily Signal (Heritage Foundation). He’s just written a book, entitled, The War on History: The...
  • Reading Suggestions for Aquinas Five Ways

    10/16/2019 6:11:40 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 4 replies
    Evolution News ^ | October 16, 2019 | Michael Egnor
    Reading Suggestions for Aquinas Five Ways Michael Egnor October 16, 2019, 4:35 AM In discussions with atheists and materialists, theists have powerful resources at our disposal. Our perspective is supported by a rigorous and elegant metaphysical framework, that began with Plato and particularly Aristotle, is synthesized by St. Thomas Aquinas, and continues with the work of many superb philosophers today. At the core of our dispute with atheists is the evidence for the existence of God. Of course, His existence can be proven as convincingly as any question about existence can be proven and more convincingly than any scientific...
  • Hero pilot: We couldnt see, we couldnt breathe (SW Flight 1380)

    10/14/2019 12:41:07 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 52 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 14, 2019 | Kyle Arnold / The Dallas Morning News
    The initial shock was so violent from the blown engine on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 that pilot Tammie Jo Shults thought there had been a midair collision. We couldnt see, we couldnt breathe, and a piercing pain stabbed our ears, all while the aircraft snapped into a rapid roll and skidded hard to the left as the nose of the aircraft pitched over, initiating a dive toward the ground, Shults wrote in her book Nerves of Steel, which was released Oct. 8. On Flight 1380 on April 17, 2018, from New Yorks LaGuardia Airport to Dallas Love Field, a fan...
  • Georgia Southern prepares for fallout following book burning

    10/14/2019 6:24:22 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 23 replies
    WJCL.COM ^ | 10-14-2019 | Alex Littlehales
    Several events are being held this week in response to a book burning at Georgia Southern University that's making national headlines. This Monday, the school's Student Government Association will host a forum to discuss diversity and inclusion on campus, followed by a forum on censorship and the history of burning literature hosted by the university's history department. "I believe change starts within yourself first. If you don't know someone is unhappy, or faced with a certain situation, you won't ever know. So if we can provide that outlet, hear each other's concerns and opinions, we can bring some ideas and...
  • The former leader of Planned Parenthood hopes to bring abortion propaganda to school libraries

    10/13/2019 8:17:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | October 11, 2019 | Madeline Fry
    Cecile Richards may no longer be the leader of Planned Parenthood, but that doesnt mean shes done spreading her pro-abortion message. After leaving the organization in 2018, Richards wrote a memoir, Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead. The book received glowing reviews from Hillary Clinton and Gloria Steinem, but no children could be compelled to pick up the 200-plus page memoir. As all activists know, you have to make disciples young, so Richards rewrote the book for a more impressionable audience. The young readers edition of Make Trouble comes out later this month. To...
  • Adam Schiff Reads Nursery Rhymes

    10/13/2019 2:28:28 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 26 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | 10/13/19 | little elbow grease
    Adam Schiff Reads Nursery Rhymes https://www.trendsmap.com/twitter/tweet/1183203702540251136
  • Nobel Prizes In Literature Go To Olga Tokarczuk And Peter Handke

    10/10/2019 6:59:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    NPR ^ | October 10, 2019 | Colin Dwyer
    In an unusual move, the Swedish Academy doled out Nobel Prizes in literature to two authors on Thursday: Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk, who won the postponed 2018 award, and Austrian author Peter Handke, who won the prize for this year. The academy's permanent secretary, Mats Malm, announced the winners at a press briefing in Stockholm. Tokarczuk, 57, was recognized "for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life," according to the judges' citation, released Thursday. And judges said Handke, 76, won "for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored...
  • The War Of The Worlds FIRST LOOK! Long-legged aliens invade Earth to battle Eleanor Tomlinson [tr]

    09/30/2019 11:33:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 30, 2019 | Andrew Bullock
    The BBC's highly-anticipated sci-fi drama, The War Of The Worlds, has dropped it's first trailer. Veering away from the 2005 Hollywood version - which starred Tom Cruise, was helmed by Steven Spielberg and was set in the present day - the three-part series takes place in Edwardian England, harking more accurately back to the source text. The novel - written by H. G. Wells and published in 1897 - sees martians, in the form of giant, spindly-legged machines - attack Earth, on hunt for resources.
  • Fashion magazines have become handbooks for the resistance and its ruining their credibility

    09/28/2019 6:07:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 28, 2019 | Bethany Mandel
    When Eve, a 15-year-old from Maryland saw Donald Trumps daughter Ivanka speaking at the Republican National Convention in 2016, she immediately took a liking to her. Admiring how poised she was while addressing the audience, Eve started an Instagram account dedicated to the famous first daughter called AlwaysIvanka. The account caught fire instantly, and in the days after Trump became president, it gained more than 10,000 followers, including the first daughter herself. Over the course of the next six months, Eve noticed how little coverage First Lady Melania Trump was garnering for her work in the White House. So she...
  • List of Free Conservative Documentaries and Movies on Amazon or other...

    09/28/2019 1:51:04 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 7 replies
    9-28-19 | Self
    I watched the documentary, "Obsolete" after it was mentioned in a thread on Freep...there are other free movies and documentaries both on Amazon and YouTube...I cannot find such a list of these...does anyone have such a list?
  • Vanity - Fun quotation from Wodehouse to take a break from politics

    09/27/2019 7:58:28 PM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 17 replies
    Jeeves: "Life is like that, sir." Bertie: "True, Jeeves. What have we here?" I asked, inspecting the tray. Jeeves:"Kippered herrings, sir." Bertie:"And I shouldn't wonder" I said, for I was in a thoughtful mood, "if even herrings haven't troubles of their own." Jeeves: "Quite possibly, sir." Bertie: "I mean, apart from getting kippered." Jeeves: "Yes, sir."
  • Nancy Pelosi is subject of book by daughter Christine Pelosi

    09/27/2019 6:37:24 AM PDT · by bgill · 21 replies
    kxan ^ | Sept. 26, 2019 | ap
    An upcoming book on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi comes from someone who knows her well, daughter Christine Pelosi. The Nancy Pelosi Way will be released Nov. 26, Skyhorse Publishing announced Thursday. Christine Pelosis book will examine how a mother of five became the first female house speaker and her current leadership of House Democrats during the Trump administration. According to Skyhorse, Christine Pelosi will weave together the professional and personal experiences of her mother.
  • Margaret Atwood: Anti-abortion states should pay women who give birth

    09/22/2019 9:56:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | SEPT. 20, 2019 | Jessica Campisi
    Margaret Atwood, the bestselling author of The Handmaids Tale, said Friday that states passing anti-abortion laws should pay women who give birth. In an appearance on The View, Atwood notes states are rolling back abortion rights, saying, Youre approaching a state in which women are essentially being conscripted or drafted the way you would be conscripted or drafted into the Army they get their food, their lodging, their clothing, their medical all of that coverage. She added: If you want the state to claim ownership of womens bodies, you should pay. Atwoods comments come after multiple states ...
  • Rambo author David Morrell ashamed to be associated with Sylvester Stallone movie Last Blood

    09/22/2019 5:52:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Sep 21, 2019 | 10:59 PM | Storm Gifford
    The novelist behind the Rambo series is waging war against his own creation. Author David Morrell, who breathed life into Vietnam War vet and one-man wrecking crew John Rambo in his 1972 novel First Blood, is the latest critic to badmouth Sylvester Stallones newest film. I agree with these Rambo: Last Blood reviews. This film is a mess, tweeted Morrell on Friday. Embarrassed to have my name associated with it. Morrell stated he had initially been involved in the creation of Last Blood, which was to show a more impassioned Rambo; instead, Matthew Cirulnick completed the gory screenplay. I...
  • The Heavy-Handed Political Tomes on Your Childs Bookshelf

    09/17/2019 5:17:14 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/12/2019 | Jim Geraghty
    Responding to a sighting of The ABCs of AOC: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from A to Z, Noah Rothman predicts, Childrens sections in libraries have not yet become a cultural crusade of the right, but it seems a matter of time. Hagiographic portraits of Democratic politicians and appointees from wall to wall. Perhaps your childs school library has Chelsea Clintons She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World, which is different from Elizabeth Warren: Nevertheless, She Persisted. Or maybe your childs bedroom bookshelf has I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark, or Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx....
  • Mark Steyn Live Now pm

    09/13/2019 1:17:16 PM PDT · by Chickensoup
    Mark Steyn Club ^ | 09.13.19 | chickensoup
    Mark Steyn's live show on now at https://www.steynonline.com/9733/live-around-the-planet-friday-september-13th Enjoy!
  • What REALLY irked Adolf Hitler about Ike: No, not the fact that Eisenhower was Supreme Commander

    09/12/2019 4:16:55 PM PDT · by max americana · 137 replies
    daily mail ^ | 9/11/2019 | dominic lawson
    "This bizarrely conflicted view was even more pronounced in Hitlers attitude towards the U.S. In World War I, Corporal Hitler had been given two captured American soldiers to escort back to his brigade HQ and he was appalled by the fact that the pair were of German descent. From that moment on, Hitler was transfixed by the notion that the best of Germans had emigrated to the U.S. (attracted by the potential for self-realisation in its vastness) and that Germany should prove itself to be a mighty state that would persuade its children to return. Hitler would constantly complain that...
  • Ulysses on Trial

    09/12/2019 2:16:55 PM PDT · by Borges · 26 replies
    NYT ^ | 9/2019 | Michael Chabon
    It is, the editor of the London Sunday Express had written nine years earlier, sounding like H.P. Lovecraft describing Necronomicon: the most infamously obscene book in ancient or modern literature.All the secret sewers of vice are canalized in its flood of unimaginable thoughts, images and pornographic words. And its unclean lunacies are larded with appalling and revolting blasphemies directed against the Christian religion and against the name of Christblasphemies hitherto associated with the most degraded orgies of Satanism and the Black Mass.
  • Fixing K-12: How We Can Do It

    09/09/2019 6:51:13 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | August 7, 2019 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Many practical people say the situation is hopeless. The Education Establishment controls the countrys public schools with an unyielding grip. Unfortunately, these educrats seem to be socialist ideologues. (Thats not surprising as their Godfatherthat is, John Deweywas a socialist ideologue.) They are obsessed with social engineering, not academic gains. The school is for them a laboratory where they can design the brave new child that will populate their Brave New World. Whether these new children can read, write, or do arithmetic does not seem to be a major concern. Just as unsettling, our Education Establishment has created a far-reaching support...
  • "The Absent Superpower", Part III by Peter Zeihan (Book review)

    09/07/2019 4:09:43 PM PDT · by LS · 21 replies
    self | 2016 | Peter Zeihan
    This is the third installment of this rather dense book. In part I, Zehan reviewed the shale revolution, the end of the Bretton Woods structure in which the US provided worldwide protection for free trade, and the demographic collapse that in particular will drive Russia, China, and Japan into conflict in the next 20-30 years. In Part III, Zeihan notes that the American retrenchment will remove the props that allow the international structure to exist; that after 20-30 years the US may again intervene in world affairs; but that when it does, the restructured, sharpened, trained US military will have...