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  • Happy Earth Day! Here's the story of the co-founder who killed, then composted, his girlfriend

    04/22/2018 4:13:46 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 23 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 04/19/2018 | Harpygoddess
    Nicknamed the Unicorn Killer because his last name means "one horn" in German, Ira Einhorn jumped bail and evaded arrest for 23 years, but eventually the "she went to the neighborhood co-op to buy some tofu and sprouts and never returned" story fell apart. Ira Einhorn was on stage hosting the first Earth Day event at the Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on April 22, 1970. Seven years later, police raided his closet and found the "composted" body of his ex-girlfriend inside a trunk... After 23 years, he was finally extradited to the United States from France and put on trial....
  • On this day: Ted Williams’ debut, and the first baseball player KIA in World War II

    04/20/2018 9:11:38 AM PDT · by fugazi · 16 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | April 20, 2018 | Chris Carter
    On this day in 1939 in Yankee Stadium, a young rookie named Ted Williams makes his big league debut. He faces New York ace Red Ruffing, striking out twice but slapping a double as Ruffing shuts out the visiting Boston Red Sox 2-0. Williams will spend three baseball seasons serving his country during World War II, earning his Naval aviators wings and then as an instructor pilot at Pensacola Naval Air Station (Fla.) for the Grumman F4U Corsair fighter plane. While he awaited assignment for combat duty, the war in the Pacific ended before Williams had to fight. When war...
  • April 20 in Military History: the Red Baron's last kill, and the Russians have landed in California

    04/20/2018 8:10:04 AM PDT · by fugazi · 14 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | April 20, 2018 | Chris Carter
    1861: Col. Robert E. Lee, considered for a top command by Gen. Winfield Scott (whom Lee served as a chief aide during the Mexican-American War), and having just rejected an offer of command in the Confederate Army, reluctantly resigns his commission in the U.S. Army following the secession of his home state of Virginia. However, in three days Lee will take command of Virginia state forces – one of the first five generals appointed to the Confederate Army. Meanwhile, Norfolk Navy Yard is abandoned and burned by Union forces to prevent the facility from falling into enemy hands after Virginia’s...
  • American Samoa Congressional Delegate Proposes Easier Path To Citizenship For AMERICAN Samoans

    04/19/2018 8:25:32 PM PDT · by coconutt2000 · 21 replies
    In response to a recent The Hill article that covered the latest lawsuit for birthright citizenship, the Hon. Delegate to Congress for AMERICAN SAMOA, Amata Radewagen, wrote “the Hill’s headline ‘American Samoa residents sue for citizenship’ is not accurate”.
  • April 19 in Military History: the Shot Heard Round the World and the first flight of the Intruder

    04/19/2018 2:08:50 PM PDT · by fugazi · 60 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | April 19, 2018 | Chris Carter
    1775: An expedition of 700 British regulars under the command of Lt. Col. Frances Smith departs Boston to seize and destroy military stores of the Massachusetts Militia in Concord. At dawn, 70 militia members led by Capt. John Parker meet the British at Lexington, and the two sides briefly skirmish. The Americans withdraw and regroup, attacking the redcoats again at North Bridge with a much larger force, forcing the British to turn back towards Boston. The American Revolution has begun. 1861: 86 years to the day after the “shot heard round the world,” Massachusetts volunteers headed for Washington, D.C. are...
  • Randa Jarrar, Linda Sarsour Racist Arab Muslims racialize defense against bigoted Jihad

    04/19/2018 11:46:32 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 17 replies
    Time to call out the phony militant racists Arab Muslims who cry "racism"... Some pose as "leftists socialists", only to jump on their hate wagon. latest, Fresno State professor stirs outrage, calls Barbara Bush an 'amazing racist' BY BRYANT-JON ANTEOLA bjanteola@fresnobee.com April 17, 2018 09:13 PM Updated April 18, 2018 04:05 PM A Fresno State professor called former first lady Barbara Bush an “amazing racist” who raised a “war criminal,” and expressed no concern that she could be fired or reprimanded for her outspokenness on social media. Randa Jarrar, who in her Twitter messages describes herself as an Arab-American and...
  • High Holy Day: Lexington and Concord 1775

    04/19/2018 10:25:02 AM PDT · by Sopater · 25 replies
    Zerogov ^ | April 19, 2018 | Bill Buppert
    It’s that time again.High Holy Day.Today is the 253rd anniversary of the “shot heard ‘round the world” at Lexington and Concord. The British regulars who started the fracas were following an age old government tradition of seizing powder, munitions and property for a pretentious King who had assumed such wide distribution of the tools of resistance should be available only to the government approved groups such as soldiers despite the danger on the frontier. We celebrate that time of defiance against tyranny when for sixteen years (1775-1791), all thirteen colonial provinces and the thousands of rural polities that exited outside...
  • Trump’s Art of the Deal in North Korea, Israel and Syria - Greenfield

    04/19/2018 5:10:30 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 19 replies
    FrontPage ^ | April 19, 2018 | Greenfield
    Trump’s Art of the Deal in North Korea, Israel and Syria Understanding Trump’s America First foreign policy. April 19, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. It’s really not that complicated. But President Trump’s Syria strikes have reopened the debate over what defines his foreign policy. Is he an interventionist or an isolationist? Foreign policy experts claim that he’s making it up as he goes along. But they’re not paying attention. President Trump’s foreign policy has two consistent elements. From...
  • Greenfield: Who Can Count the Dust of Jacob

    04/19/2018 5:02:52 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 3 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | Greenfield
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Who Can Count the Dust of Jacob Posted by Daniel Greenfield "Who can count the dust of Jacob or number the seed of Israel." Numbers 23:10 The sun sets above the hills. The siren cries out and on the busy highways that wend among the hills, the traffic stops, the people stop, and a moment of silence comes to a noisy country. Flags fly at half mast, the torch of remembrance is lit, memorial candles are held in shaking hands and the country's own version of the Flanders Field poppy, the Red Everlasting daisy, dubbed Blood of the...
  • WINTER IS COMING

    04/18/2018 9:46:14 PM PDT · by Noumenon · 20 replies
    The Burning Platform ^ | 4/18/2018 | The Burning Platform
    “Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.” – George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones “Reflect on what happens when a terrible winter blizzard strikes. You hear the weather warning but probably fail to act on it. The sky darkens. Then the storm hits with full fury, and the air is a howling whiteness. One by one, your links to the machine age break down. Electricity flickers out, cutting off the TV. Batteries fade, cutting off the radio. Phones go dead. Roads become impassible, and cars get stuck. Food supplies dwindle. Day to day vestiges of modern civilization –...
  • SpaceX Does it Again; Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)launched

    04/18/2018 5:37:08 PM PDT · by Voption · 3 replies
    SpaceX ^ | April 18, 2018, 6:51 p.m. EDT | Elon Musk
    "SpaceX launched NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) on Wednesday, April 18 from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The launch occurred at 6:51 p.m. EDT, or 22:51 UTC. TESS was deployed into a highly elliptical orbit approximately 49 minutes after launch. Following stage separation, SpaceX successfully landed Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • April 18, 1923: Opening Day in the House that Private Ruth Built

    04/18/2018 11:58:43 AM PDT · by fugazi · 17 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | April 18, 2018 | Chris Carter
    On this day in 1923, a newly built Yankee Stadium – nicknamed “The House that Ruth Built” hosted its first game. Over 74,000 fans packed the stands to watch the New York Yankees defeat the Boston Red Sox 4-1. Taking the field were several military veterans of World War I. Red Sox leftfielder Joe Harris fought in France with the 320th Infantry Regiment (alongside future Pittsburgh Pirates teammate Johnny “Big Serb” Miljus) and was gassed. Boston shortstop Chick Fewster, who went 0-3 but reached first after being hit by a pitch, served in the Merchant Marine during World War I....
  • "The Rubin Report with Thomas Sowell: Discrimination and Disparities" (46:41)

    04/18/2018 8:33:00 AM PDT · by Voption · 2 replies
    Rubin Report via YouTube ^ | April 18, 2018 | Dave Rubin/ Dr. Thomas Sowell
    "Dr. Thomas Sowell (Economist and Author) joins Dave [Rubin] to discuss his new book “Discrimination & Disparities.” They dive into Dr. Sowell’s Marxist past, free speech on college campuses, the role of government, minimum wage laws, his experience as a black conservative, debunking systemic racism, and more."
  • April 18 in Military History: Doolittle Raid, and Hezbollah suicide attack on US Embassy in Beirut

    04/18/2018 8:15:13 AM PDT · by fugazi · 9 replies
    Unto the Breach | April 18, 2018 | Chris Carter
    1775: Paul Revere and William Dawes begin their famous “midnight ride” from Boston to Lexington, Mass., where they link-up with Samuel Prescott, who rides on to Concord. All three are sounding the alarm – warning town leaders and alerting the militia – that nearly 1,000 British infantrymen, grenadiers, and Royal Marines are advancing from Boston. 1942: At 7:38 a.m. a Japanese patrol vessel spots the task force bearing Lt. Col. James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle and his raiders 650 miles east of Japan. The ship is sunk, but not before her crew can report the position of the American aircraft carriers....
  • April 18, 1906 - earthquake and fire that destroyed 80% of San Francisco: documentary and footage

    04/18/2018 6:18:26 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 9 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 04/16/2018 | Harpygoddess
    The 1906 San Francisco earthquake struck the coast of Northern California at 5:12 a.m. on April 18 with an estimated "moment magnitude" of 7.8 and a maximum "Mercalli intensity" of "XI" ("Extreme"). Severe shaking was felt from Eureka on the North Coast to the Salinas Valley, an agricultural region to the south of the San Francisco Bay Area. Devastating fires soon broke out in the city and lasted for several days. As a result, about 3,000 people died and over 80% of the city of San Francisco was destroyed. The events are remembered as one of the worst and deadliest...
  • Swiss to Debate Restrictive Gun Laws in 2018

    04/17/2018 12:40:53 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Switzerland has long been one of the safest and well governed countries in the world. Switzerland had historically few firearms restrictions and high rates of gun ownership. Until 1996, the firearms laws in Switzerland were entirely an affair of the local cantons. Gun laws in Switzerland were generally less restrictive than in the United States. Most firearms were not registered. It was easy to purchase handguns and automatic rifles. Cannon required an approximate $5 registration which could be obtained at the local police office. Cannon breech blocks were required to be stored separately from the cannon. Before 1998, pistols...
  • Was Mark Levin's Sarah Palin Interview All About Quelling Bolton Criticism?

    04/17/2018 10:36:39 AM PDT · by Sontagged · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4//8/18 | Vanity
    The bombing of Syria idiocy began right after Bolton's appointment. Note that two photos of John Bolton were inserted either live or edited in, in post. (I wonder what time Levin tapes his shows? The day before or--? I have no idea as I've never seen it.) Discussion of Bolton at about the 27:00 mark.
  • Boy finds treasure linked to Viking king 'Harald Bluetooth' on Baltic island

    04/16/2018 11:23:44 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 31 replies
    abc.net.au ^ | Apr 17, 2018 | AP
    Hundreds of 1,000-year-old silver coins, rings, pearls and bracelets linked to the era of Danish King Harald Gormsson have been found on the northern German island of Ruegen in the Baltic Sea.
  • Jordan Peterson- "Personal political beliefs are largely determined by temperament & personality"

    04/16/2018 2:51:17 PM PDT · by Voption · 36 replies
    Youtube/Peterson/Carelton Place Arena ^ | June 2017 | Dr. Jordan Peterson
    "Conservatism has all-too-often found itself unable to articulate a coherent positive doctrine. By this I mean specifically that the laudable conservative tendency to preserve the best of past has too-often manifested itself in a series of "thou shalt not" statements, instead of laying out a manifesto of fundamental values that might serve to unite people around a set of common ambitions. I am attempting to rectify this problem with this statement of principles, some of which I believe might have the additional virtue of being attractive to young people, looking for mature and forthright purpose and responsibility. I am not...
  • Economy Continues to Be Battered by Tax Cut Law [semi-satire]

    04/16/2018 11:03:37 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 April 2018 | John Semmens
    News that US corporations expect the recently completed first quarter of 2018 to be the “best ever” has reignited Democrat promises to repeal the tax cut enacted late last year. Vermont Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders called the news “supremely depressing. To think that a democratically elected legislature could take such a heartless action to endorse the heightened expropriation of the surplus value of labor that Marx demonstrated is owed to the working class is shameful. It is essential that voters elect a socialist majority this Fall so Congress can repeal this abomination.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) pledged “to...