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  • Apostles of Racism

    09/04/2015 10:42:12 AM PDT · by don-o · 2 replies
    The Abbeville Blog ^ | August 31, 2015 | Brion McClanahan
    If the modern historical narrative is to be believed, then the antebellum North was the happy land of butterflies, flowers, rainbows, and racist free Americans who insisted on racial equality. Only in the South did anyone encounter “Apostles of Racism” as the historian Charles Dew labeled the 1861 Confederate commissioners to other Southern States. But was this so? Would antebellum Southerners have had to convince the majority of antebellum Northerners about their racial positions? Let’s see. Printed below are a small sample of the racial positions of several prominent Americans in the 1850s and 1860s. Who said the following (answers...
  • It's Time for The Long March

    09/03/2015 6:37:12 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 8 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 9/2/15 | Steve Berman
    Over a year’s time, from October 1934 to the following October, the Chinese Red Army undertook “The Long March”—a grueling 6,000 mile circling retreat from the Nationalist forces of Chiang Kai-shek. During that year, the Red Army suffered nearly 90 percent losses, crossing 18 mountain ranges and 24 rivers to arrive at its new base at Shaanxi, in northwest China. The GOP has many lessons to learn from the Chinese Communists. When the Long March began, Zhu De and Zhou Enlai led the Chinese Communist Party.  By the end, Mao Zedong was in complete control.  Prior to 1934, Mao’s guerilla...
  • Why Isn't Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, the UAE, China, or Russia Taking Any of the Refugees?

    09/03/2015 3:14:01 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 September 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Why aren't any of the current migrant surge going to Russia and China instead of just the EU? Or any migrant surge? Don't the Russians have huge, sparsely-populated territories dotted with ghost towns in Siberia? Don't the Chinese have dozens of newly-constructed, completely unpopulated cities with 65M homes sitting empty? Ban Ki-Moon down at the UN thinks it's so damn important that Europe save/support/welcome the refugees. So how many migrants have been invited to come live in his South Korea? They seem to be doing pretty well these days, what with Europe and the US buying so much of their stuff- What about...
  • If I were the devil | remastered audio | Paul Harvey

    09/03/2015 3:06:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1965 | Paul Harvey
    Link to videoTranscript: “If I were the devil, I wouldn’t be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree—Thee. So I’d set about however necessary to take over the United States. I’d subvert the churches first—I would begin with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve: “Do as you please.” “Do as you please.” To the young, I would whisper, “The Bible is a myth.” I would convince them that man created God instead of the other way around. I would confide that what...
  • Greenfield: The Truth About Congressional Pro-Israel Theater

    09/02/2015 12:27:12 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 9 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, September 01, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, September 01, 2015 The Truth About Congressional Pro-Israel Theater Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Here is how the pro-Israel theater works. Every other country has its American embassy in its capital. Except Israel. Every few years, Congress would bring up a bill or a resolution calling or even mandating that the embassy be moved to Jerusalem. Even politicians not known for their great love of the Jewish State would vote for it. Some like Biden or Kerry would even sponsor them. The bill would have a loophole allowing a president to waive it in the...
  • HOW KUROBE, JAPAN BECAME THE ZIPPER CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

    09/01/2015 2:43:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | August 31, 2015 | GEORGE PENDLE
    A close up of a YKK zipper. (Photo: Chris 73/ WikiCommons CC BY-SA 3.0)There is not a groin in the world that the city of Kurobe has not touched. It has done so through the auspices of YKK, the world’s largest manufacturer of zippers, producing roughly half the world’s supply—some 7 billion a year. Yet to understand how Kurobe became the zipper capital of the world, one must travel back to the very birth of the zipper, to a time when the zipper wasn’t even the zipper at all. It was in the midst of the Victorian age that mankind suddenly grew disquieted...
  • The Battlecarrier Was Part Battleship, Part Aircraft Carrier

    09/01/2015 8:15:25 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 49 replies
    War Is Boring ^ | 12/6/13 | Kyle Mizokami
    In the early 1980s, four Iowa-class fast battleships originally built during World War II—Iowa, Missouri, New Jersey and Wisconsin—were taken out of mothballs and returned to active duty. Nearly 900 feet long and displacing close to 60,000 tons, the battlewagons could fire a nine-gun broadside sending 18 tons of steel and explosives hurtling towards their targets.The battleships were modernized to include cruise missiles, ship-killing missiles and Phalanx point-defense guns. Returned to the fleet, the ships saw action off the coasts of Lebanon and Iraq. At the end of the Cold War the battleships were retired again. All were slated to...
  • Obama To rename "America"

    08/31/2015 2:27:01 PM PDT · by Reverend Saltine · 41 replies
    RightWingConservativeNews.com ^ | August 31, 2015 | RightWingConservativeNews.com
    The President today announced from aboard Air Force One on his way to a 4 week vacation in sunny Iran By The Sea, that he would take Executive Action “immediately to rename the former America which is a site of significant cultural importance to the original inhabitants, the Iranians. Iran first populated this great country of folks back in 13,000 BM (Before Me.) It is onlly fitting that this land is renamed for its original inhabitants—prior to physically returning it to them, as Michelle and I will be doing in a seaside ceremony with ice cream cones, in Iran where...
  • Having solved all other problems, Obama renames Mount McKinley

    08/31/2015 11:41:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Robert Laurie
    If they wasted 5 minutes on this, it was too long. As you know, Obama is the greatest President in the history of the United States. He secured our borders, fixed healthcare, healed race relations, decimated Al Qaeda, and reduced ISIS to its current “J.V. Team” level of effectiveness. Oh, and he also lowered the sea levels. We can’t forget that. To be sure, those are impressive feats. However, his greatest achievement may be that he did it all so quickly. By solving all of America’s problems in rapid succession, he’s given himself a lot of free time. Now, he...
  • Greenfield: Rabbis for Hamas, Obama and Iran

    08/31/2015 8:06:49 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 2 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, August 31, 2015 Rabbis for Hamas, Obama and Iran Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog In 2008, Elliot Dorff joined Rabbis for Obama in their claim that Senator Obama would be a “leader in the fight against serious threats to Israel.” Dorff, a Beverly Hills based clergyman, showed a deep grasp of geopolitical issues when he claimed that because of President Bush, “now the Taliban inhabit Iraq, where they never used to be.” This would have come as news to both the Taliban and Iraq. But Rabbis for Obama kept Dorff’s testimonial up because no one...
  • Nazi Booty - Is this Hitler's Shotgun?

    08/31/2015 6:09:03 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 8/31/2015 | L Collectables
    Towards the end of the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, the soldiers of the 506th Parachute Regiment, 101st Airborne, are sent to Hitler’s “Eagles Nest” retreat in the Bavarian Alps. There, Nazi leaders had a getaway resort where they could enjoy an opulent lifestyle away from the public eye. As depicted in the miniseries, this is where the real boys of the 101st found a treasure trove of war souvenirs, and this is where the story of our shotgun – engraved with the initials A.H. – begins. The shotgun This style of shotgun, known as a Drilling, is uniquely German....
  • The Hot Pants Hotshot: Formidable Derring Do....

    08/30/2015 9:11:05 AM PDT · by Reverend Saltine · 20 replies
    DailyMail.Co.UK ^ | August 30, 2015 | Peter Allen and Adam Luck
    With the hint of a smile, Simone Segouin stares nonchalantly into the camera with a submachine gun slung over her shoulder. It is a startling image of the young French freedom fighter – and it would soon become iconic. It comes from a colour film, shot by Hollywood director George Stevens in August 1944. It immortalises an 18-year-old Simone shortly after she helped capture 25 German soldiers in her home village of Thivars, south west of Paris. The defiant teenager gazes back at the lens, dressed in blue shorts, a black-and-white top with a red sash and a khaki cap,...
  • Trump's deportation idea similar to 1930s mass removals

    08/30/2015 8:38:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Bismarck Tribune ^ | August 30, 2015 | Russell Contreras, The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85 years ago. During the Great Depression, counties and cities in the American Southwest and Midwest forced Mexican immigrants and their families to leave the U.S. over concerns they were taking jobs away from whites despite their legal right to stay. The result: Around 500,000 to 1 million Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans were pushed out of the country during the...
  • Virginia Journalist Shooting: The Media needs to clean the blood off its own hands

    08/30/2015 5:06:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Before the bodies were buried, the old media and other proponents of ever more restrictions on the Second Amendment were using the deaths to promote their political agenda.  They piously fail to mention their own responsibility. The "Copycat Effect" is a well known and researched phenomena.  Endless promotion of these tragic events and the publicity given to the perpetrators is far more of a causal factor than the Second Amendment. We have known for decades that it is media attention that is the driving motivation for most of these public mass shooters. The copycat effect has been demonstrated and...
  • Making America Truly Great Again

    08/29/2015 12:41:56 PM PDT · by American Faith Today · 16 replies
    American Faith Today ^ | August 29,2015 | American Faith Today
    This is my Saturday show that I do on Blog Talk Radio. It is not recorded yet and I'll go live with it at 4:30 Eastern time, or in about 45 minutes. You can listen live or you can listen on the archives. I'll be hitting on the idea that before we can even think of making America great again, we need to get back to following God and having leaders who try to turn us back to God.
  • Donald Trump Is ... 13 historians scour the past for Trumpian precedents.

    08/29/2015 10:42:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | August 29 2015 | Staff
    Is Donald Trump truly one of a kind—a sui generis sensation in U.S. politics? As Americans try to make sense of the businessman-turned-Republican presidential frontrunner and how he’s come to dominate the polls and the airwaves in the 2016 cycle, Politico Magazine decided to consult the archives: Is there a historical figure the Donald resembles—a model who can help explain his rise? We asked some of the smartest historians we know to name the closest antecedent to Trump from the annals of American history. Some maintained that he is a unique product of the era of reality TV, social media...
  • ESPN Silenced Schilling, So What Would It Say to This Arab Writer Who Compared Hamas to the Nazis?

    08/28/2015 10:23:08 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 7 replies
    Benweingarten.com ^ | 2015-08-28 | Ben Weingarten
    But given the comparison of Hamas to the Nazis, one wonders what ESPN would say. In the case of current ESPN anchor and former pitching great Curt Schilling, he might have had a more compelling case than this Palestinian author, and his comment was far less pointed. The image Schilling tweeted, deleted and paid for -- with ESPN canceling his telecast assignment for the Little League World Series -- made the comparison of Islamic supremacists to Nazis. [caption id="attachment_836" align="aligncenter" width="694"] (Image Source: Twitter)[/caption] This seems to be closer to the mark than the argument made by the Palestinian writer (who could have chosen from...
  • Greenfield: Dear Corporate America

    08/27/2015 11:40:22 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 9 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 Dear Corporate America Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Dear Corporate America, I haven't written to you in a while. At least not since my television broke down, my toaster developed a taste for human flesh and my phone company ran away with my phone number to Mexico. Rachel Maddow says we're both on the right and are really close together. But then again Rachel Maddow also says the Republican Party drinks the blood of small children. So she can be a little factually challenged on occasion. Still I'm on the right and...
  • How I Spent My Summer Vacation: MAGINOT LINE

    08/27/2015 5:41:11 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 19 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 27 August 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Always wanted to see this, finally had me a look... This particular section of France's 1930s-era defensive Maginot Line fortifications -a marvel of engineering at the time- has been extensively restored by enthusiast groups in the area, some of whom I was able to meet with on the visit. This entrance is known as 'Fort de Shoenenbourg', located in a hilltop forest near the German frontier (the Rhein) in the Alsace region of France, about 40 minutes north of Strasbourg. They did a great job keeping it authentic, really takes you back in time as you wander the 4-5...
  • Trump's Border Ruffians and Twain's War Prayer

    08/25/2015 1:11:50 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 2 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 8/25/15 | Steve Berman
    Mark Twain wrote with enormous sentiment about a great patriotic movement, as “a fluttering wilderness of flags flashed in the sun.”  Thus is the receiving line of the disaffected for Donald Trump, of whom legend and song shall be duly recorded in history. Leading in the polls, standing tall above all the other GOP candidates, indeed above Her Majesty Hillary Clinton, whose shine has turned to a patina in the manner of copper left in the rain, Trump’s supporters wax heroic about their leader, ready to defend him with their honor for the glory to come. Then home from the war, bronzed heroes,...
  • Concerning reactionaries and thugs: The New Black Panther Party (From an original BPP member)

    08/25/2015 11:33:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The San Francisco Bay View - A National Black Newspaper ^ | August 23, 2015 | Elbert “Big Man” Howard
    Like many of my comrades, original Black Panther Party members, I have for years watched these strutting caricatures who call themselves the New Black Panther Party and expressed my disgust. First of all, I say there is no such thing as a “New” Black Panther Party. If this group is anything, it is a collective of racist, reactionary thugs and tools of the still-very-much-alive Cointelpro government agency. Like others, I have had to explain to many folks, who are not aware of what the Black Panther Party was about, what our original BPP history and legacy is and what damage...
  • Greenfield: Mohammed Was A Pig

    08/25/2015 7:13:17 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 19 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Saturday, August 22, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Saturday, August 22, 2015 Mohammed Was a Pig Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Israeli police arrested a fourth person for calling Mohammed a pig. Avia Morris, the first person arrested described being taunted with cries of “Allahu Akbar”  and “Kill the Jews” along with signs of support for ISIS. But it only became a legal matter when the twenty-year-old woman retorted, “Mohammed is a pig.” Calling for the death of infidels isn’t a crime. Insulting Mohammed is. Avia got off lucky. When a young woman named Tatiana Soskin drew Mohammed as a pig scrawling in a...
  • THE VIETNAM SYNDROME: Desert Storm changed Americans and their military

    08/25/2015 6:38:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/25/15 | Lt. Col. (P) Bill Connor
    Never again should we neglect, marginalize our military. Never again should we forget what it takes to build our defense. Vietnam Syndrome was kicked a quarter century ago in the deserts of the Middle East. Let's vow to never let it come back “By God, we’ve kicked the Vietnam syndrome once and for all.” — President George H.W. Bush after victory in Desert Storm On Aug. 2, 1990, Operation “Desert Shield” was declared after Iraqi President Saddam Hussein invaded neighboring Kuwait and stood poised to invade Saudi Arabia. Desert Shield started as the defense of Saudi Arabia and lasted until...
  • Willis Eschenbach and the Myth of the “Sixth Wave of Extinction”

    08/25/2015 6:20:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/25/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Predation by another species is the number one cause of extinction Willis Eschenbach, who takes pride in saying that he is not a trained scientist but has logged thousands of hours of research on the subject, was the first person to file a FOIA request for the infamous data from the University of East Anglia CRU. Hackers downloaded emails from said university that had shown that scientists had manipulated the data to agree with the global warming theory. Eschenbach lectured an audience in California about the “Myth of Species Extinction,” more specifically, the legend that humans have caused the disappearance...
  • [FILM REVIEW] Buckley vs. Vidal: The Real Story

    08/25/2015 12:11:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | August 24, 2015 | Michael Lind
    What does ‘The Best of Enemies’ get wrong? Just about everything, but especially the battle between left and right. I'm disappointed to report that “The Best of Enemies,” the new film about William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal, is the worst of documentaries. I should know—I was acquainted with both men, and neither the individuals nor their philosophies are accurately portrayed. Worst of all, the movie badly misrepresents the very issue it purports to illuminate: the titanic battle between liberalism and conservatism in the middle of the 20th century. From the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, as a second-generation neoconservative Democrat,...
  • Clinton Camp Deflects Email Scandal [semi-satire]

    08/23/2015 9:51:00 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 Aug 2015 | John Semmens
    The Hillary Clinton for President campaign is seeking to deflect criticism of the candidate's handling of her email account while Secretary of State by casting her as "a passive and unwitting naif" rather than a deliberate liar and lawbreaker. "As anyone who has had to deal with government regulations knows, the rules are opaque and difficult to understand," said Brian Fallon, a spokesman for Mrs. Clinton's campaign. "Who hasn't had nightmares trying to cope with IRS forms? What business hasn't run afoul of incoherent EPA guidelines? It shouldn't take much imagination for voters to comprehend the problems that confronted Hillary...
  • Coins worth $4.5m recovered from shipwreck

    08/22/2015 9:11:40 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 24 replies
    MIAMI: Treasure hunters off Florida have found $4.5 million in gold coins from a Spanish ship that sunk during a hurricane in the 18th century , the sal vage company said on Wednesday. The ship 'Ten Galleons' traveling from Havana to Spain... "Over 350 gold coins, including 9 Royals were recovered on July 30 & 31 on the actual 300th anniversary of the wreck,"
  • Thoughts on Article V and the Second Amendment

    08/22/2015 10:01:22 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/22/15 | Rod & Sherri Dodsworth
    Article V of the Constitution is to the body of the nation what the Second Amendment is to our persons; both enshrine the right to self-defense. Their enumeration in the Constitution isn’t actually necessary, for both rights are derived from nature and nature’s God, existing long before the Constitution. They are thus unalienable, meaning we could not give them away if we wanted to. Still, it is hard to not regard both as bequests, as invaluable gifts from our Framers to every subsequent generation of Americans. Having pursued and ultimately failed at peacefully settling their differences with George III and...
  • 'The Astronaut Wives Club' began with triteness and ended in ugliness

    08/21/2015 10:01:10 AM PDT · by Marcus · 32 replies
    Houston TV Examiner ^ | august 21, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    The Astronaut Wives Club, the summer series from ABC that depicted the race to the moon as a kind of “Desperate Housewives of NASA” ended its run Thursday with the episode dealing with the Apollo moon landing and the epic adventure of Apollo 13. What began with soap opera triteness ended in a dash of ugliness. The episode sought to remind the viewer that not everyone regarded the moon landings with awe and wonder. Some reacted to the greatest technological feat in the history of humankind with rage.
  • How Systems Get Tired

    08/20/2015 8:50:18 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies
    Pajama Media ^ | August 19, 2015 | Richard Fernandez
    How Systems Get Tired by Richard Fernandez August 19, 2015 - 2:42 am One of the arguments for the impossibility of an event is lack of previous failure. “It never failed before and thus can never fail ever”. The Washington Post’s editorial board invokes a variant of this logic to refute Donald Trump’s border policy, arguing there are so many illegal immigrants it is too expensive to deport them all, leaving no alternative but to accept more. Besides, America is still standing so what can be the harm in admitting more? The same argument is used to justify other policies....
  • Poland looking into report of Nazi treasure train found

    08/19/2015 12:38:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Reuters-UK ^ | August 19, 2015 | Alexandra Hamilton
    Two people in Poland say they have found a Nazi German train cloaked in mystery since it was rumoured to have gone missing near the end of World War Two while carrying away gems and guns ahead of advancing Soviet Red Army forces. Local authorities in Poland’s southwestern district of Walbrzych said they had been contacted by a law firm representing a Pole and a German who said they had located the train and were seeking 10 percent of the value of the findings. “Lawyers, the army, the police and the fire brigade are dealing with this,” Marika Tokarska, an...
  • Donald Trump on the Second Amendment over the Years

    08/18/2015 5:29:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 61 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Donald Trump is unquestionably the frontrunner in the Republican field of presidential contenders at this time.  He says that he is for the Second Amendment.  All candidates say that they are for the Second Amendment, but many of them are lying.  President Obama, for example, seems to thing that the Second Amendment is about hunting.    John Lott has written that while at the University of Chicago, Barrack Obama told him that he thought that people should not be allowed to have guns.    In the year 2000, Donald Trump wrote a book about his solutions to America's problems.  In it,...
  • Greenfield: The Iran Deal is Everything Bad About Obama in One Package

    08/18/2015 12:02:18 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 10 replies
    FrontPage ^ | August 18, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Iran Deal is Everything Bad About Obama in One Package It’s not just about nukes. It’s about purging the party. August 18, 2015 Daniel Greenfield    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Even before 2016, the Iran deal has become a fifth election with national campaigns, big speeches, ads, polls and smear campaigns. Obama sees it as his last shot at a legacy, but it’s even bigger than that. The deal that will let Iran go nuclear encompasses every bad thing about him in...
  • WI: 200 Year Old Flintlock Found in Lake Winnebago

    08/18/2015 10:35:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The old musket pictured above was retrieved from Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin two years ago.  It appears to be a "trade musket" that was manufactured about 200 years ago.   From boatingwinnebago.com: “It was around 11 a.m. on Sept. 4 and as soon as I saw the barrel I knew what it was,” he said. There — hooked on the end of his anchor — was a flintlock musket, rusted and weathered by the passage of time. “This is crazy. It’s like one of those tall fish tales,” he thought as he held the ancient musket in hand and turned...
  • Welcome to Sweden

    08/18/2015 10:07:18 AM PDT · by Noumenon · 37 replies
    Welcome to Sweden. Warning - strong language at times, and NSFW.
  • The Origins of the Scandinavian-Slavonic Axis

    08/18/2015 9:47:21 AM PDT · by Noumenon · 11 replies
    Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time (1966 edition) | 1966 | Carroll Quigley
    This particular chapter in Carroll Quigley's Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time presents a fascinating and at times, stunning analysis of the contrast between Western and Eastern civilizations. from <Chapter 7— Creation of the Russian Civilization In the nineteenth century most historians regarded Russia as part of Europe but it is now becoming increasingly clear that Russia is another civilization quite separate from Western Civilization. Both of these civilizations are descended from Classical Civilization, but the connection with this predecessor was made so differently that two quite different traditions came into existence. Russian traditions were...
  • LISTEN - Weekly News Roundup/Analysis - August 15, 2015

    08/17/2015 9:26:05 PM PDT · by Randall_S
    The American Report ^ | August 17, 2015 | The American Report
    The American Report Exposing what is in plain sight… DON’T MISS THE AMERICAN REPORT WEEKLY RADIO PROGRAM! 8AM EST SATURDAY MORNING! Our panel of expert insiders discuss the week’s hottest topics, including: - The Iran Deal and Kerry's threat to crash the dollar - ARMED MARCH of New Black Panthers in Texas - Obama's dangerous and reckless closing of Gitmo - EPA intentionally pollutes a river? - U.S. Congressmen by harassed by Muslims in Jerusalem & more… LISTEN AT LINK BELOW: http://www.spreaker.com/user/jjmccartney/the-american-report-saturday-august-15th
  • Obama Vetoes Planned Parenthood Defunding [semi-satire]

    08/17/2015 9:55:18 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Aug 2015 | John Semmens
    Efforts by the legislatures of Louisiana and Alabama to reduce public funds allocated to Planned Parenthood this week were vetoed by President Obama. The President dismissed arguments that videos revealing PP's participation in illegal trafficking in used baby parts warranted the states' actions. "I learned in law school that the rule in our country is 'innocent until proven guilty,'" Obama recalled. "Attorney General Lynch hasn't deemed there is enough evidence to justify an investigation, much less a prosecution, trial, and verdict. These states' attempts to inflict punishment before the judicial process has been given a fair chance to work does...
  • An Open Letter to Muslim Feminist Linda Sarsour

    08/17/2015 7:41:48 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 15 replies
    FrontPage ^ | August 17, 2015 | Danusha Goska
    An Open Letter to Muslim Feminist Linda Sarsour Let's talk about ISIS rape victims. August 17, 2015 Danusha V. Goska    Open Letter to Linda Sarsour Director of the Arab American Association of New York Honoree, New York City Council's Shirley Chisholm Women of Distinction Award Senior Strategist for the Campaign to Take on Hate 2009 Fellow with the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute, housed at the University of Southern California's Center for Religion and Civic Culture, in partnership with the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim Christian Understanding at Georgetown University Obama White House honoree as a "Champion...
  • Lying for the truth

    08/17/2015 12:57:17 AM PDT · by ashukla · 5 replies
    Gypsy Scholar ^ | November 20, 2007 | Horace Jeffery Hodges
    My friend Bill Vallicella, the Maverick Philosopher, posted a link to a long but fascinating article that very nearly convinces me that there was indeed not only a Communist 'conspiracy' but even a rather effective one at work in the middle years of the twentieth century. I say "very nearly" because I'm not sure that the 'conspiracy' was quite so effective, but that's a point for debate. Anyway, if you have an hour, go and read Stephen Koch's long essay, "Lying for the truth: Munzenberg & the Comintern" (The New Criterion, Volume 12, Number 3, November 1993). One hour is...
  • Possible home of Mary Magdalene unearthed - CNN Video

    08/16/2015 1:09:36 PM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | August 15, 2015 | Erin McLaughlin
    CNN's Erin McLaughlin visits the ruins of an ancient village that might have been the birthplace of Mary Magdalene, and where Jesus might have preached.
  • THE VERY FAMILIAR STORY OF P.O. DARREN WILSON STIRS MEMORIES OF NYCPD SGT ED JOHNSON

    08/16/2015 10:04:36 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    Coach is right ^ | 8/19/14 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson has likely never heard of Edward L. Johnson, a New York City Police Sergeant who was killed by an alcoholic psycho on a cold January day more than 54 years ago. But those who passed through the NYCPD Academy during the 1960s remember the story of how Sergeant Johnson died because it was part of the Firearms Training curriculum. As the story goes, Sgt Johnson and his driver were called to a Bowery soup kitchen to back up a team of officers who were attempting to arrest a drunken, psychotic client who was using a...
  • The Vatican Bank and Nazi Gold: A Scandal Unsolved

    08/15/2015 3:01:38 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 17 replies
    In 2013, Pope Francis publicly stated he'd get to the bottom of several scandals plaguing the Catholic Church. Despite the pontiff's investigation, one scandal remains shrouded in mystery: that of the Vatican Bank and Nazi gold. You see, some bits of evidence suggest the Vatican collaborated with Nazi party members responsible for plundering Jewish citizens' gold during World War II. But other evidence casts doubt on the extent of the Catholic Church's direct participation in Nazi activities. The Holy See has long denied any sort of affiliation between the Church and the Third Reich ever existed. Still, limited independent research...
  • The Truth About Slavery

    08/15/2015 1:22:09 PM PDT · by kathsua · 57 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | August 15th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    Many of the descendants of North American slaves have a delusion that slavery was only about white people owning black people. The fact is that Africans were capturing, enslaving and selling each other for centuries before Christopher Columbus discovered a new market for African slave traders. Africans continued to enslave each other after the end of North American slavery. There are numerous reports that Africans still practice slavery.
  • JFK Assassination: Secret Service Standdown: America's Most Heinous, Shameful Day

    08/15/2015 8:07:28 AM PDT · by lbryce · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | The Truth Will Out
    JFK assassination: Secret Service Standdown Watch as the two secret service men assigned to protect president Kennedy's motorcade are ordered to stand down just minutes before entering Dealey Plaza. They are obviously not happy about being given these orders. It brings up another question: Where was NORAD on 9/11, who was in charge and why? (View my other videos) You Tube"Funeral March - State Funeral Of John F. Kennedy 1963" Chopin 'Funeral March' ('Marche Funebre') - Sir Henry Wood Orchestration
  • Greenfield: The Green Socialists of Mars

    08/14/2015 2:41:38 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 15 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Friday, August 14, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, August 14, 2015 The Green Socialists of Mars Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog We live in a strange world in which the weather is a subject of furious political debate. People have been arguing about the weather ever since the first rainstorm caught the first man without the umbrella that he did not yet know how to make, but they didn't hold political debates over it. For the last fifty years, the anti-weather side has been insisting that the world is headed toward a Frostean apocalypse of ice or fire. The calm biblical assertion that...
  • VJ Day Kiss - 70 years ago

    08/12/2015 1:20:54 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 18 replies
    smithsk.blogspot.com ^ | 10 August 2014 | smithsk
    VJ Day Kiss - 70 years ago 70 years ago ... August 14, 1945 was the dawn, ending those dark days from 1939 - 1945 which were marked by a horrific world war. World War II left no continent untouched and a devastating body count. With causalities approaching 70 million, it may have been the worst war in recorded human history, such seen in this interactive video: The Fallen of World War II on Vimeo But as the Psalmist wrote: "... weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." Psalm 30:5 (KJV) Finally the night of...
  • To Keep the Republic

    08/12/2015 9:02:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/12/15 | Rod & Sherri Dodsworth
    “A republic madam, if you can keep it.” What did Ben Franklin mean by his famous retort at the close of the 1787 Federal Convention? Here’s a clue: Voting every two years is insufficient effort to keep a republic. Franklin and his convention peers knew that unlike tyrannies and absolute monarchies, republics required the people’s active participation. This wasn’t a new concept; our Framers were well aware of Roman and Greek republics, all of which amended and improved their unwritten constitutions as changing times warranted. It was from their love of liberty and dread of consolidated power the Roman Republic...
  • Open Carry at Meteor Crater Rim

    08/10/2015 5:59:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    When I was on vacation to the Meteor Crater in Arizona, I open carried into the museum and display area, and on the tour.  The guard/ticket seller at the front entrance never blinked.  I listened to the tour guide tell us of some of the history, and I asked a question or two.  I must have caught the attention of a presumably Navajo grandmother with her family.  She might have been my age, give or take a few years. She asked me if I believed what the tour guide had told us.  I said that I believed most of...
  • On Looking "Presidential" and Other Bull

    08/09/2015 9:41:23 AM PDT · by Reverend Saltine · 7 replies
    RightWingConservativeNews.com ^ | August 9, 2015 | RightWingConservativeNews.com
    A lot of bull-puckey has come down to us about, "looking presidential." It has come down from on high---the high priest propaganda media, and the smelly, old-style, rotted, keep-my-job-at-all-cost" Repube-lick-ant quislings. But---unrealized by most--we have already entered an era where "politics" is finally dead. Now, in the "world of tomorrow" (today), actual---real---leadership is required for any People of this Earth to actually survive the present global immolation and meltdown.Not lies, platitudes, sooth, political correctness, or Enforcers of Kings, Queens, and War-Lords; no, we don't need that. It is no longer even entertaining to watch such "folks," or a "politician," mouth...