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  • Science Fiction Authors Make America Great Again in New Trump Themed Anthology by Superversive Press

    07/18/2018 9:56:20 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 22 replies
    Superversive Press ^ | 10/2017 | Superversive Press
    MAGA 2020 & Beyond is the best alternative to all of the over-the-top anti-Trump press and social media out there. More than a dozen writers came together to envision a brighter future for America inspired by the election of Donald J. Trump.
  • New JFK Assassination Information

    07/14/2018 7:02:21 AM PDT · by jcpryor · 118 replies
    The Chris Pryor Show ^ | 07/14/2018 | Chris Pryor
    Mark Show joined The Chris Pryor Show to discuss Dorothy Kilgallen's untimely death and its relation to the JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald assassinations.
  • The Epic Story of the Map that gave America its Name

    07/12/2018 12:35:42 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/3/18 | Madhvi Ramani
    A few hundred years ago, when much of the world was mysterious and unknown, two European humanists came together to produce an extraordinary map of the world.
  • Henry Livingston, Jr.: The Christmas Poet You Always "Loved" - Kindle Edition free for 2 days

    07/12/2018 10:33:44 AM PDT · by mairdie · 5 replies
    Amazon ^ | December 6, 2016 | Mary Van Deusen
    A teacher friend and I were discussing statistics and I thought the example of statistics in analyzing "Night Before Christmas" might make a good lesson plan. I've seen a number of lesson plans built on the authorship controversy, but not yet on the statistics part. Making it free for everyone until midnight PDT tomorrow is an easy way of passing the info on to her. I've been researching New York Revolutionary War history for 20 years and collecting images. Took advantage of writing this book to stuff in every image I've bought or found available for use in that time...
  • Exclusive朞扗onnell: Soissons, A Battle You抳e Never Heard of Changed the Course of WWI

    07/10/2018 2:28:07 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 9 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | June 8, 2017 | Patrick K. O'Donnell
    One hundred years ago, Allied troops readied themselves for a forgotten battle that turned the tide of World War I. Thousands of American servicemen marched through the night to position themselves for a surprise strike against the Germans. A thunderstorm raged the third week of July 1918. Other than the occasional arcs of white-hot lightning, the night was so dark that the American Marines marched with each man holding one hand on the pack of the man in front of him to avoid getting lost. They hadn抰 eaten in more than a day, and the men were bone-weary. Still, they...
  • 1984 by George Orwell FULL Audiobook

    07/06/2018 2:35:59 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 7 replies ^ | 1949 | George Orwell
  • Word Of The Day - CRAPULENCE

    07/06/2018 10:51:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies ^ | 07/06/2018 | Red Badger
    _____________________________________________________________________________ crapulence Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia. crap路u路lence (kr膬p鈥瞴蓹-l蓹ns) n. 1. Sickness caused by excessive eating or drinking. 2. Excessive indulgence; intemperance. [From crapulent, sick from gluttony, from Late Latin cr膩pulentus, very drunk, from Latin cr膩pula, intoxication, from Greek kraipal膿.] crap鈥瞮路lent adj. crap鈥瞮路lous adj. Origin of crapulent 1650聳60; < Late Latin cr膩pulentus drunk, derivative of Latin cr膩pula drunkenness < Greek kraip谩l膿 drunkenness, a hangover; see -ent Related formscrap路u路lence, crap路u路len路cy, noun
  • Liberty Island Celebrates LIBERTY IN FICTION

    07/04/2018 4:30:25 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 1 replies
    Liberty Island Magazine ^ | 07/03/2018 | Liberty Island Staff
    Liberty Island Magazine is a conservative/libertarian science fiction site with a wealth of short stories and non-fiction articles. Liberty Island Celebrates LIBERTY IN FICTION
  • Trained to Kill: The Inside Story of CIA Plots against Castro, Kennedy, and Che (Book Review)

    07/02/2018 8:07:33 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 32 replies ^ | April 18, 2017 | Antonio Veciano & Carlos Harrison
    揟rained to Kill is one of those essential books that 憃ur free press is all too likely to ignore, because of all the awful truth between its covers梕specially its shattering confirmation that David Attlee Phillips of the CIA did introduce the author [Veciano] to Lee Harvey Oswald just weeks before the assassination of John Kennedy. While thus exploding the old myth of Oswald as 憀one gunman, this chilling memoir also sheds new light on Che Guevara抯 murder, Operation Condor, and the fanatic amorality behind the management of US covert operations. 桵ark Crispin Miller, professor of media, culture, and communication at...
  • Donald J. Trump--A President Like No Other by Conrad Black

    I've been reading Conrad Black's Donald J. Trump--A president like no other. I strongly recommend it. If you're like me, from time to time you enjoy watching youtube's of the Trump campaign, the debates, the press conferences and of course the rallys. Some of the documentaries are fun too. Conrad Black's book is an enjoyment as he takes you into the Trump's past, present and the future. He likens him to many of our most foremost leaders, Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Halsey, Patton, Kennedy, Reagan etc. He shows us, (what many here already know), that Trump's upbringing and ability to succeed...
  • The Framer's Coup - Anyone read?

    06/27/2018 11:14:01 AM PDT · by rey · 5 replies
    27 Jun 2018
    Has anyone one read, "The Framer's Coup. The making of the United States Constitution," by Michael Klarman. Thoughts? Comments?
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder's name pulled from library award over 'stereotypical attitudes' in her...

    06/24/2018 5:26:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    fox ^ | June 24, 2018 | Nicole Darrah | Fox News
    FULL TITLE: Laura Ingalls Wilder's name pulled from library award over 'stereotypical attitudes' in her popular books Laura Ingalls Wilder's name is set to be removed from a major children's book award after concerns were raised about the "Little House on the Prairie" author's depiction of certain races in the early-to-mid 20th century. The Association of Library Service to Children's (ALSC) board voted unanimously on Saturday to rename the "Laura Ingalls Wilder Award" as the "Children抯 Literature Legacy Award."
  • Word of the Day: Meretricious

    06/22/2018 6:17:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies ^ | 06/22/2018 | Red Badger
    ____________________________________________________________________________________________ In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". _____________________________________________________________________________________________ mer路e路tri路cious 藢mer蓹藞triSH蓹s/ adjective adjective: meretricious 1.apparently attractive but having in reality no value or integrity. "meretricious souvenirs for the tourist trade" synonyms: worthless, valueless, cheap, tawdry, trashy, Brummagem, tasteless, kitsch, kitschy; More false, artificial, fake, imitation; informaltacky, chintzy "the meretricious glitter of the whole charade" 2. archaic relating to or characteristic of a prostitute. Origin early 17th century: from Latin meretricius (adjective from meretrix, meretric- 聭prostitute,聮 from mereri 聭be hired聮) + -ous....
  • Publicist Jeanine Pepler dies by suicide at 50

    06/21/2018 9:47:50 AM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 74 replies
    Page Six ^ | June 20, 2018 | Jeanine Pepler
    Jeanine Pepler, the publicist who represented novelists Jay McInerney and Candace Bushnell, hanged herself Sunday night in her home in Sag Harbor, LI, taking her life the same way Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain did earlier this month. Sources say she was 50.
  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Is Now Worth A Record $141 Billion

    06/18/2018 5:23:03 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/18/18 | Zameena Mejia
    Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest person in the world, is richer than he has ever been before. Since June 1, the tech titan's net worth has grown over $5 billion and now totals $141.9 billion, according to the Forbes World's Billionaires list. That makes Bezos worth roughly $49 billion more than Bill Gates and about $60 billion more than Warren Buffett. This latest win for Bezos is just one of many he has enjoyed this year. As Amazon's customer base sticks around despite the latest Prime latest price hike in exchange for a slew of services...
  • Star Wars Author Paul Kemp Thinks Certain Star Wars Fans Are 揇etestable

    06/16/2018 9:41:14 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 52 replies
    Bounding Into Comics ^ | June 14, 2018 | John F. Trent
    After Star Wars author Chuck Wendig called Star Wars fans white supremacists and The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson referred to them as manbabies, Star Wars author Paul Kemp believes certain Star Wars fans are 聯detestable.聰 Kemp has written a number of Star Wars novels including Lords of the Sith, Star Wars: The Old Republic 聳 Deceived, Crosscurrent, Riptide, and more. Over the weekend, Kemp decided to attack certain Star Wars fans calling them 聯detestable human being[s]聰 if they use the terms 聯forced diversity, SJW, or politically correct, or whatnot.聰 Paul S. Kemp 鉁 @Paulskemp 11 Jun Since I follow...
  • Word of the Day: Demimonde

    06/15/2018 6:38:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies ^ | 06/15/2018 | Red Badger
    ________________________________________________________________________________________ In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". demimonde [dem-ee-mond; French duh-mee-mawnd] noun 1. (especially during the last half of the 19th century) a class of women who have lost their standing in respectable society because of indiscreet behavior or sexual promiscuity. 2. a demimondaine. 3. prostitutes or courtesans in general. 4. a group whose activities are ethically or legally questionable: a demimonde of investigative journalists writing for the sensationalist tabloids. 5. a group characterized by lack of success or status:...
  • 慐vil Hillary Clinton Book Sparks Row in Serbia

    06/14/2018 7:48:24 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 11 replies
    Balkan Insight ^ | 6/13/2018 | Filip Rudic
    The body representing Serbia抯 Albanian minority denied asking to include Hillary Clinton抯 autobiography in Albanian pupils curriculum after a Serbian minister expressed fury about Bill Clinton抯 role in bombing Yugoslavia. The Albanian National Council said on Wednesday that it did not ask the Serbian Education Ministry to make the former US Senator and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton抯 autobiography mandatory reading for Albanian high-school students, after the reported request caused anger among officials in Belgrade. 揟his was not asked for We believe that autobiographies can抰 be made school reading, the Albanian National Council抯 secretary Enver Mehmeti told BIRN. Mehmeti said that...
  • Einstein's travel diaries reveal 'shocking' xenophobia

    06/13/2018 4:19:06 PM PDT · by RedMonqey · 72 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tue 12 Jun 2018 | Alison Flood
    The publication of Albert Einstein抯 private diaries detailing his tour of Asia in the 1920s reveals the theoretical physicist and humanitarian icon抯 racist attitudes to the people he met on his travels, particularly the Chinese. Written between October 1922 and March 1923, the diaries see the scientist musing on his travels, science, philosophy and art. In China, the man who famously once described racism as 揳 disease of white people describes the 搃ndustrious, filthy, obtuse people he observes. He notes how the 揅hinese don抰 sit on benches while eating but squat like Europeans do when they relieve themselves out in...
  • What Are You Reading Now?

    06/13/2018 11:56:53 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 193 replies
    Years ago, I'd post a quarterly thread asking Freepers what they were reading now. I made mention of the fact that I thought Freepers had to have been some of the more well-read people on the 'Net. I have decided to resume that post. What are you reading? It can be a best seller, a trashy pulp novel, a biography - heck even a technical journal. Just don't answer the post by saying "I'm Reading This Thread". It lost its originality a really long long time ago. I'll start. I'm reading a classic biography from 1970. It's called "Huey Long"...