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  • TURKEY BACKED TERRORISTS THREATEN & CHASE US FORCES OUT OF SYRIA CALL THEM INFIDELS / DOGS/ PIGS 

    02/27/2017 7:29:39 PM PST · by fella · 7 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 21 Feb 2017
    U.S. Government supported moderate muslims, Kickout American troops for being infidels.
  • Haters Cannot Stop the Rise of Ivanka Trump

    02/27/2017 6:27:29 PM PST · by drewh · 24 replies
    Fortune ^ | feb 25 2017 ast | Lori Cox Han
    Ivanka Trump is one of the most powerful millennial women in the United States, and she is unlike any first daughter that America has ever seen. In the modern era of presidential politics, no first daughter has come close to the power and influence that Ivanka seems to enjoy as part President Donald Trump’s inner circle. Officially, she has no specific role within the White House (though her husband Jared Kushner is a White House senior advisor). Unofficially, she has been one of her father’s closest advisors since the early days of his presidential campaign. Prior to President Trump’s inauguration,...
  • Of Bread And Circuses

    02/27/2017 3:43:06 PM PST · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Burning Platform, the ^ | 01 January 1956 | Ben Moreell
    A twentieth-century repetition of the mistakes of ancient Rome would be inexcusable.Rome was eight and a half centuries old when the poet, Juvenal, penned his famous tirade against his degenerate countrymen. About 100 A.D. he wrote: “Now that no one buys our votes, the public has long since cast off its cares; the people that once bestowed commands, consulships, legions and all else, now meddles no more and longs eagerly for just two things, bread and circuses.” (Carcopino, Daily Life in Roman Times [New Haven, Yale University Press, 1940], p. 202.) Forty years later, the Roman historian, Fronto, echoed the...
  • Special (video) Report- State Secrets: Sibel Edmonds Uncovers ‘The Untouchables’

    02/27/2017 2:33:01 PM PST · by wtd · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | Feb 17, 2017 | Sibel Edmonds
    Special (video) Report- State Secrets: Sibel Edmonds Uncovers ‘The Untouchables’Published on Feb 17, 2017 Newsbud presents major new revelations by former FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds. Edmonds, known as the most classified and gagged person in US history, takes on the US Congress and the culprit media in one of the most significant and longest ongoing political/criminal cover-ups involving the FBI, a notorious political mob in Chicago, a well-known elected official and her convicted criminal spouse. Further, she renews her public call for joint testimony under oath before the US Congress. Do not miss this in-depth exposé shedding light on...
  • The day Hitler was hailed the 'greatest living German' - by an English Prime Minister: [tr]

    02/27/2017 6:19:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 27, 2017 | Steph Cockroft
    These photographs capture the day David Lloyd George cosied up to Hitler during a pre-war trip to Germany before hailing him as 'the greatest living German'. The grainy black and white images shows the politician and his entourage travelling around Germany in 1936, where they dined with the Nazi ruler and rode together on new autobahns. The 16mm propaganda film also captures Lloyd George schmoozing and laughing with the dictator as he tours a Bavarian town.
  • On this date in 1864

    02/27/2017 3:29:28 AM PST · by Bull Snipe · 20 replies
    the first of many thousands of Union prisoners of war arrived at Confederate Camp Sumpter, near Andersonville, GA
  • The Street Fighting Life of Abraham Lincoln

    02/26/2017 11:49:24 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 22 replies
    Vice Sports ^ | February 21, 2017 | Sarah Kurchak
    ...Lincoln, an awesome physical specimen at 6-feet-4, was widely known for his wrestling skills and had only one recorded defeat in a dozen years." According to Sports Illustrated, that defeat came during the Black Hawk Indian uprising of 1832, when Hank Thompson bested the future President with two straight falls in a regimental championship match. While SI writer David Fleming went on to proclaim him "a proud competitor but a humble sportsman," Lincoln was not averse to the occasional bit of trash talk when the situation necessitated it. After one particular scrap where he defeated a man with a single...
  • "The King's Horses" Ray Starita And His Orchestra (vocal by Sam Browne)

    02/26/2017 10:56:02 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan
    YouTube ^ | 1930 | Noel Gay
    "The King's Horses" is played by Ray Starita And His Orchestra.
  • "The King's Horses" Jack Hylton & Orchestra

    02/26/2017 4:22:37 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1930 | Noel Gay
    The King's Horses" is played by Jack Hylton And His Orchestra
  • World Trade Center is bombed (1993)

    02/26/2017 2:36:13 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    At 12:18 p.m., a terrorist bomb explodes in a parking garage of the World Trade Center in New York City, leaving a crater 60 feet wide and causing the collapse of several steel-reinforced concrete floors in the vicinity of the blast. Although the terrorist bomb failed to critically damage the main structure of the skyscrapers, six people were killed and more than 1,000 were injured. The World Trade Center itself suffered more than $500 million in damage. --SNIP-- After the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, U.S. investigators began to suspect that Yousef had ties to Saudi...
  • Artillery: Lie, Cheat, Steal, Smuggle And Succeed

    02/26/2017 11:22:27 AM PST · by fella · 13 replies
    Strategy Page ^ | 25 Feb 2017
    On February 12th North Korea conducted a test a new mobile ballistic missile test in which the “Polaris 2” was successfully fired from canister on a tracked vehicle acting as a TEL (Transporter Erector Launcher). The TEL used the same cold launch used by the North Korean “Polaris 1” SLBM (submarine launched ballistic missile). The Polaris (or Pukguksong) 2 appeared to be the same missile as the Polaris 1, except that it was fired from a canister on a TEL instead of a silo in a submarine. A mobile TEL carrying a ballistic missile that can reach all of South...
  • Special Operations: Turning The Tables In Korea

    02/26/2017 11:14:12 AM PST · by fella · 5 replies
    Strategy Page ^ | 26 Feb 2017
    South Korea has since 2015 been adapting its military organization and strategy to deal with the rapidly changing situation in North Korea. For example South Korea has organized six special operations teams that are trained to attack and destroy key targets inside North Korea. This represents a major change in special operations in Korea because since the 1950s it was North Korea that was constantly sending commandos and spies into South Korea where not all of them were quickly caught or caught at all. At the same time until recently it has proved nearly impossible to get foreign agents into...
  • Bolivia Assures It Will “Demolish” Chile in Dispute at International Court

    02/26/2017 10:47:47 AM PST · by fella · 19 replies
    Panam Post ^ | 23 Feb 2017 | David Unsworth
    Bolivia’s President Evo Morales said that the legal team representing his country in the maritime trial at the International Court in The Hague is prepared to “demolish” Chile’s arguments. In mid-February, Morales met in the Netherlands with his team of international lawyers due to the need to prepare a response to the impending Chilean counter-suit. On Wednesday, at a press conference, the president said that “The meeting was to review details for our legal defense based upon historical, legal, and technical issues and, above all, a proposal to demolish the Chilean counter-suit.” Legal arguments will be presented by attorney Eduardo Rodríguez...
  • Hitler Got Regular Injections of Cocaine, Meth and Opiates: Book

    02/25/2017 8:47:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 25, 2017 | Eric Spitznagel
    When we think of Adolf Hitler, we tend to imagine him as the raging, crowd-inciting dictator. But “Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich” paints a very different picture, one of a full-on junkie who could barely show up for military meetings without his regular injections of cocaine, methamphetamine and opiates. In one of the book’s most harrowing scenes, author Norman Ohler describes how “Hitler’s veins were so wrecked” by late 1944 that even his personal physician “could hardly penetrate them.” When he finally did manage to break the skin, “it actually made a crunching noise.”
  • Keeping Things Right: The Daily Ledger [my vanity] . . .

    02/25/2017 5:50:42 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 4 replies
    February 25, 2017 | RightTackle 44
    Even when Graham Ledger is wrong, he's right. He tell us that every day when he signs off his One America News Network commentry, interview, and analysis show, The Daily Ledger. which airs at various times through out the 24 day. Ledger, an Emmy Award and Golden Mike award recipient, brings a right-side look at the political news, spilling out analysis, commentary, and humor, usually at the left's expense. His is biting commentary and observation, and exposes the progressive/liberal weaknesses, fallacies, and outright lies while nailing down the political right point of view. This link, http://www.oann.com/ledger/, takes you to The...
  • Anniversary of a Philly legend: The guy who found $1 million on the street

    02/25/2017 2:02:56 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 9 replies
    Billy Penn ^ | 02/24/2017 | Anna Orso
    Joey Coyle was still coming down off a meth high from the night before when he got in the passenger seat of a red Chevy Malibu with two childhood friends from South Philly. He’d promised his buddies — John and Jed — that he could probably score some blow if they’d give him a ride. While they were driving around, Coyle, a 28-year-old unemployed longshoreman who was still living in his mother’s house on Front Street, told John Behlau to pull over the side of the road outside Purolator Armored Car Company at Swanson and Wolf streets –maybe there was...
  • Eminent Gustav Mahler Scholar Henry-Louis de La Grange Has Died

    02/24/2017 10:07:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    French musicologist and biographer Henry-Louis de La Grange has passed away in Lonay, Switzerland - aged 92 A graduate of the Aix-en-Provence University and Yale University School of Music where he studied under Nadia Boulanger, he will be remembered for his epic four-volume comprehensive biography of composer Gustav Mahler. He served as long-standing President of the Gustav Mahler Musical Library in Paris, and since first hearing a Mahler symphony in 1945 is said to have devoted the rest of his life to researching every detail of the Austrian composer’s life.
  • The 14th amendment and the re-founding of America

    02/24/2017 10:07:56 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 12 replies
    Historians are fond of referring to the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments together as "America's Second Founding". These three amendments produce an overwhelming, positive good: They abolish (Constitutionally) the legacy of the British Crown in bringing slavery to these colonies and henceforth these states. But here is the funny thing. The "Founding Fathers" of these three amendments, did not create a brand new United States of America. They did not discuss contraceptives. They did not discuss homosexuality, or abortions, the parents of illegal aliens, or any other of the things that radical judges like to say they discussed. They didn't...
  • James Grant Explains How A Crash In 1921 'Cured Itself' -- With The Help Of Good Policy

    02/24/2017 7:09:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02/24/2017 | Nathan Lewis
    James Grant’s The Forgotten Depression (2014) is a splendid account of an important period in U.S. economic history that is easily overshadowed by the Great Depression a few years later. It seemed to be, as Grant’s subtitle says: “The crash that cured itself.” This stands in contrast with the Great Depression, which remained uncured throughout the 1930's even after enormous government intervention; or our own experience, milder but equally prolonged, since 2008. I group it with Lawrence Kudlow and Brian Domitrovic's JFK and the Reagan Revolution (2016) as an example of a new sort of hybrid – a readable history...
  • On this date in 1944

    02/24/2017 3:33:32 AM PST · by Bull Snipe · 12 replies
    Brigadier General Frank Merrill's 5307th Composite Unit (aka Merrill's Marauders) began their historic march into Burma.
  • A new gun, and a mystery too! (vanity)

    02/23/2017 6:36:32 PM PST · by Celtic Conservative · 27 replies
    An obscure gun shop in the thumb | 02/22/17 | Me
    Ladies and gents, i think I've lucked out. Every year at this time when my tax return comes in I treat myself to a new firearm. Last year it was a snubby revolver. This year I found myself a Chinese SKS in pristine condition. The bore is spotless. The stock is clear and unmarked, the weapon functions flawlessly. I did some net research and it seems to have been made for the Chinese PLA, circa 1975. Just a really nice piece. But then I noticed something. With every other com-bloc weapon I've ever bought the importer has either laser etched...
  • 72nd Anniversary of Flag Raising on Mt Suribachi

    02/23/2017 8:49:21 AM PST · by rey · 20 replies
    23 Fe 2017
    Just a reminder, to day is the 72nd anniversary of the flag raising on Mt Suribachi.
  • The Turkish Army Has Had These Howitzers For Over 50 Years [SPG]

    02/23/2017 7:38:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    War is Boring ^ | February 23, 2017 | Joseph Trevithick
    In February 2017, Turkish troops brought out tanks, armored personnel carriers, self-propelled artillery and more for an annual winter war game called Kış Tatbikatı. Among the various weapons on display on the snowy training grounds were mobile howitzers that Turkey has had in service for over 50 years. Between 1963 and 1966, Turkey received more than 350 M-52 guns from the United States, according to data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. After World War II, the U.S. Army developed the tracked 105-millimeter weapons as part of a whole family of new vehicles to prepare for a major confrontation...
  • Russia builds Reichstag replica for teens to attack at a patriot theme park near Moscow [tr]

    02/22/2017 1:25:59 PM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 22, 2017 | Gareth Davies
    The Russian military is building a replica of Berlin's Reichstag building as a playground for teenagers to attack at a patriotic theme park. Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, who made the announcement Wednesday, said the replica at the Patriot Park just outside Moscow will be smaller than life size. The images of Soviet Army soldiers hoisting the red flag over the Reichstag in May 1945 have been iconic in Russia, and speaking at parliament, he added to lawmakers' applause that the idea is for Yunarmia members 'to storm a specific location, not something abstract'.
  • ...Mysterious ancient human society was run by a 'female elite' and lived in sprawling stone...

    02/22/2017 10:29:07 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 57 replies
    Girl power! Mysterious ancient human society was run by a 'female elite' and lived in sprawling stone mansions ... The bodies were placed in sequential tombs over a 330 year period and spanned multiple generations. The finds reveal that a high degree of social differentiation and societal complexity existed in Chaco by the early 9th century. 'All societies are complex, but here we see a society with larger populations living in villages and cities and where major differences in status and wealth are evident,' Professor Kennett told MailOnline. ... The Chacoans, one of North America’s earliest complex societies, lived in...
  • C-SPAN list of best presidents highlights historian malpractice

    02/22/2017 8:22:35 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 6 replies
    This is exactly why we need citizen historians. The "real" big time "historians" don't teach history because at the worst they do not want to, or at the best they are incapable of teaching it because they are ignorant of it. Most of the time, historians teach history as a series of unrelated events while memorizing who said what, when what was built, and what year did x happen. Instead of teaching Americans, the people of Liberty, about the story of Liberty that history has to tell. It's the greatest story never told. C-SPAN's list of presidents is getting attention,...
  • (Vanity) Whoops....Illegal voting real & massive!!!

    02/22/2017 5:13:17 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 26 replies
    California & New York 2016 POTUS vote...outliers, by hundreds of thousands of illegally cast votes of all types and all of them cast for Democrat POTUS candidate, Hillary Clinton!!! And, to boot illegal voting is alive and well in the remaining 48 states, thanks to Obama, Clinton and the entire Democrat Party. Democrats & their lap dog media were 100% sure they had this 2016 POTUS race all locked up....Geez....wonder why? Answer the fix was in...across the country. Same scenario in 2008 & 2012....but, Obama needed no help from illegal votes....Weak sisters, McCain & Romney rolled over, and handed the...
  • This Day in History 1848: John Quincy Adams suffers a stroke

    02/21/2017 1:52:41 PM PST · by iowamark · 13 replies
    History.com ^ | 2/12/2017
    On this day in 1848, just as he stands up from his desk in the House of Representatives to defend his no vote on a bill, former President John Quincy Adams suddenly collapses from a cerebral hemorrhage. House members carried him to a bed in the Speaker of the House’s private chambers and immediately summoned his wife Louisa. By the time she arrived, he was not able to recognize her. His last words supposedly were, This is the end of earth, but I am content. Born on July 11, 1767, in Braintree (later renamed Quincy), Massachusetts, Adams was the son...
  • Malcolm X assassinated (1965)

    02/21/2017 1:32:38 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 20 replies
    In New York City, Malcolm X, an African American nationalist and religious leader, is assassinated by rival Black Muslims while addressing his Organization of Afro-American Unity at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights. Born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1925, Malcolm was the son of James Earl Little, a Baptist preacher who advocated the black nationalist ideals of Marcus Garvey. Threats from the Ku Klux Klan forced the family to move to Lansing, Michigan, where his father continued to preach his controversial sermons despite continuing threats. In 1931, Malcolm’s father was brutally murdered by the white supremacist Black Legion,...
  • Where We Can Work With Socialists, by Theodore Roosevelt

    02/21/2017 12:38:13 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 12 replies
    Where We Can Work With SocialistsIt is true that the doctrines of communistic Socialism, if consistently followed, mean the ultimate annihilation of civilization. Yet the converse is also true. Ruin faces us if we decline steadily to try to reshape our whole civilization in accordance with the law of service, and if we permit ourselves to "Be mislecf by any empirical or academic consideration into refusing to exert the common power of the community where only collective action can do what individualism has left undone, or can remedy the wrongs done by an unrestricted and ill-regulated individualism. There is any...
  • Where We Cannot Work With Socialists, by Theodore Roosevelt

    02/21/2017 12:35:04 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 4 replies
    Where We Cannot Work With SocialistsIt is always difficult to discuss a question when it proves impossible to define the terms in which that question is to be discussed. Therefore there is not much to be gained by a discussion of Socialism versus Individualism in the abstract. Neither absolute Individualism nor absolute Socialism would be compatible with civilization at all; and among the arguments of the extremists of either side the only unanswerable ones are those which show the absurdity of the position of the other. Not so much as the first step towards real civilization can be taken until...
  • Ryan & McConnell fail to move Trump Agenda Forward...Replace them!!!

    02/21/2017 8:13:34 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 39 replies
    It has been just about two months since the Congress has been back in session from January 3rd. Neither Paul Ryan or Mitch McConnell have been profiles in courage in working to advance the "Trump" congressional agenda or, getting "Trump" nominees approved by the Senate. The POTUS election took place on November,8, 2016, some four months ago!!! Neither of these two gents have held their caucuses in non-stop sessions, like working through weekends and cancelling, recesses, or working them 12 hours per day, including weekends, etc. Shame on them!!!! They both have had more then ample time to get things...
  • Questions to ask at every Islamophobia Conference

    02/21/2017 7:36:29 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 11 replies
    Freerepublic | 2/21/2017 | Jan Sobieski
    Under the constant threat of being a racist (even though Islam is not, and has never been, a race) all dissent, disagreement, or critical analysis of Islam is squelched by current Islamophobia, "the conflation of racism with critical analysis of Islam". Do you disagree with Islam in theory or practice? Islamophobe! Are you concerned about the Hijrah (Islamic Colonization) of free western countries? Racist! Do you believe that Sharia (Islamic Law) is incompatible with the free western Constitutions? Racist Hater! After all, who can question the tenets of Allah (moon god of the Arabs) and his prophet, Mohammed? Although you...
  • Under a Monticello Restroom, a Hidden Piece of History: bedroom of slave Sally Hemings

    02/21/2017 2:26:51 AM PST · by iowamark · 48 replies
    Newser ^ | Feb 20, 2017 | Jenn Gidman
    A $35 million restoration of Monticello is underway, but it's what's been buried under a restroom there for nearly 80 years that's been attracting the most attention of late: the bedroom of Sally Hemings, one of President Thomas Jefferson's slaves and the mother of six children who historians suspect were his, the Washington Post reports. The WWII-era bathroom that was apparently built over where Hemings slept, close to Jefferson's own bedroom, has been slowly pulled apart by archaeologists based on coordinates provided by the third president's own grandson. The work is revealing the 18th-century plaster walls and brick floor, and...
  • The Untold Story: Abortion Activists Exploited Norma McCorvey to Legalize 60 Million Abortions

    02/20/2017 7:54:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Feb. 20, 2017 | Father Frank Pavone
    Norma McCorvey, who passed away Saturday, didn’t go see attorney Sarah Weddington out of any desire to legalize abortion. She literally went to see her because she was hungry. They met together in a pizza parlor. Norma didn’t even know the meaning of the word “abortion.” She never got the help she was seeking for her third pregnancy, and ended up making an adoption plan for the baby girl who was born. She never appeared in court, and she found out about the outcome of Roe vs. Wade like everyone else did — in the morning paper. Having been exploited...
  • American Democracy (Google Feature in Honor of President's Day)

    02/20/2017 6:14:24 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    Google Arts & Culture ^ | February 20, 2017
    Celebrate the history of the United States presidency and discover defining moments in American Democracy. Learn about the past Presidents of the United States. A closer look at life in the White House. Take a virtual tour of the most iconic presidential homes in 360Ëš.
  • British Firms May Be Allowed to Ditch Metric Measurements after Brexit

    02/20/2017 5:34:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 19, 2017 | NIck Hallett
    British manufacturers may once again be able to sell goods in pounds and ounces after the country has left the European Union, the Environment Secretary has hinted.
  • The All American B-17 – World War II Survival Story

    02/20/2017 3:26:43 AM PST · by Kartographer · 20 replies
    realverse.com ^ | 10/21/15 | KB
    An enemy fighter attacking a 97th Bomb Group formation went out of control, probably with a wounded pilot then continued its crashing descent into the rear of the fuselage of a Fortress named All American, piloted by Lt. Kendrick R. Bragg, of the 414th Bomb Squadron. When it struck, the fighter broke apart, but left some pieces in the B-17. The left horizontal stabilizer of the Fortress and left elevator were completely torn away. The two right engines were out and one on the left had a serious oil pump leak. The vertical fin and the rudder had been damaged,...
  • Federal Agents Recall Branch Davidian Shootout 24 Years Ago

    02/19/2017 2:51:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 88 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 2/19
    Nearly 24 years after the Branch Davidian standoff began near Waco, some federal agents are opening up about their experiences that resulted in the worst day in the history of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and ultimately the deaths of some 70 people inside the compound more than seven weeks later. "I've decided I'm never going to forget, and I owe it to the guys who were killed to tell their story," ATF Agent Gary Orchowski told the Houston Chronicle in a story published Sunday. Four agents were killed Feb. 28, 1993, when more than 130 ATF...
  • FDR signs Executive Order 9066 (1942)

    02/19/2017 11:09:16 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 26 replies
    On this day in 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066, initiating a controversial World War II policy with lasting consequences for Japanese Americans. The document ordered the removal of resident enemy aliens from parts of the West vaguely identified as military areas. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese in 1941, Roosevelt came under increasing pressure by military and political advisors to address the nation’s fears of further Japanese attack or sabotage, particularly on the West Coast, where naval ports, commercial shipping and agriculture were most vulnerable. Included in the off-limits military areas referred to...
  • FLASHBACK: DEMOCRATS CALLED GOLDWATER A NAZI(Fake Newsies Crying Wolf)

    02/19/2017 7:52:50 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 7 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/03/2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    It should be remembered that Democrats have one single playbook since time immemorial which they run regardless of its appropriateness and relevance. They have only one cry and it's wolf. If Hitler rose from the dead and ran from office, no one would pay attention because they heard it all before. Here's the playbook in action against Barry Goldwater who, like Bernie Sanders, was ethnically Jewish, but did not identify as such.
  • The USS ‘Massachusetts’ Packed Lots of Firepower in a Small Package

    02/19/2017 4:41:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    War is Boring ^ | February 19, 2017 | Robert Farley
    The U.S. Navy began construction of its first fast battleships in 1937, with the two ships of the North Carolina class. The restrictions of the Washington and London Naval Treaties had imposed a battleship “holiday,” and mandated limits on the size of new warships.
  • Went to the Trump Rally. Holly cow was that a great time

    02/18/2017 6:19:06 PM PST · by napscoordinator · 70 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 18 February 2017 | NAPSCOORDINATOR
    I had the best time today. I decided to take my family to the Trump Rally. It was so much fun. I left for the Rally around 2 o'clock and got there about 3:45. I parked in the Dollar General which I THOUGHT was close....Haha. Nope had to walk a mile to the end of the line. Once we were in line, it was so much fun being among patriots. It really brought home that we are going to be ok. We were immediately behind 3 Law School young guys from University of Florida and a young Lady who was...
  • Education Establishment versus USA: War of the Worlds

    02/18/2017 2:18:52 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 5 replies
    Saving Our future ^ | Dec.15, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price –
    A famous novel by H. G. Wells begins: “No one would have believed in the last years of the 19th century that this world was being watched keenly and closely…[that]intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us. And early in the 20th century came the great disillusionment.” That’s a perfect summary of Professor John Dewey and his friends— intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic. They looked at our culture and our schools and came to a hostile conclusion: this place needed fundamental transformation. So John Dewey and...
  • New audiobook release: The Challenge of Waste, by Stuart Chase

    02/18/2017 6:59:21 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 3 replies
    It's that time again, another audiobook has been finalized and ready for download. The Challenge of WasteWhat's interesting about this 1922 book, is that Stuart Chase, who would a decade later coin the term "New Deal" and be an adviser to FDR, based much of his opinions for this book on a study about waste which was commissioned by Herbert Hoover. That's because Hoover himself didn't stop being a progressive until seeing his own failures as president and Franklin Roosevelt doubling down on what clearly did not work. Hoover, like any other early 20th century progressive, was utterly obsessed with...
  • Barack Obama Ranked 12th Best U.S. President Ever in Major Survey of Historians

    02/17/2017 10:57:36 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies
    Time ^ | February 17, 2017 | David Von Drehle
    Barack Obama has been whisked to a very good table at the club of former presidents, according to a C-SPAN survey of 91 presidential historians published on Friday. Obama’s 12th-place ranking only a month after leaving office is the best for any president since Ronald Reagan, who ranks ninth in the new survey. The list updates previous C-SPAN surveys compiled in 2009 and 2000.
  • 'Rome, Sweet Rome': Could a Single Marine Unit Destroy the Roman Empire?

    02/17/2017 10:16:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 69 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | October 31, 2017 | Alyson Sheppard
    James Erwin was browsing Reddit on his lunch break when a thread piqued his interest. A user called The_Quiet_Earth had posed the question: "Could I destroy the entire Roman Empire during the reign of Augustus if I traveled back in time with a modern U.S. Marine infantry battalion or MEU?" The question struck a chord with the 37-year-old Erwin, a technical writer from Des Moines, Iowa, who happened to be finishing a book called The Encyclopedia of U.S. Military Actions (Through Facts on File). Erwin tells PM that he wasn't impressed by other users' early attempts to answer this question,...
  • What You're Fixin To See Is A True Story

    02/17/2017 7:54:53 AM PST · by condi2008 · 14 replies
    Bright Wall/Dark Room ^ | Feb. 1, 2017 | Rosie Jonker
    In 1996, in Carthage, Texas, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede murdered 81-year-old Marjorie Nugent. Shot her in the back, stuffed her body in the big freezer in her garage, and went on about his life. When the police eventually found her and Bernie confessed to her murder, District Attorney Danny Buck ran into a problem—he couldn’t scare up a single juror in Panola County who was willing to put Bernie behind bars. Bernie was a sweet boy, the people of Carthage said, and that b***h had it coming.
  • On this date in 1865

    02/17/2017 4:07:25 AM PST · by Bull Snipe · 62 replies
    Troops in the Army of the Tennessee, under the Command of General Oliver O.Howard, entered Columbia, South Carolina. For the next three days, a rampage of destruction by the Union Army soldiers resulted in two thirds of the city being destroyed. General Howard's forces were part of General William T.Sherman's Armies advancing North from Savannah, Georgia.
  • Karl Marx Was A Pretty Bad Person

    02/16/2017 4:26:26 PM PST · by OddLane · 36 replies
    Intellectual Takeout/FEE ^ | February 16, 2016 | Richard Ebeling
    When Karl Marx died in March 1883, only about a dozen people attended his funeral at a cemetery in London, England, including family members. Yet, for more than a century after his death – and even until today – there have been few thinkers whose ideas have been as influential on various aspects of modern world history. Indeed, as some have said, no other faith or belief-system has had such a worldwide impact as Marxism, since the birth of Christianity and the rise of Islam. Marx’s critique of capitalism and capitalist society has shaped much of the social thinking in...