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  • Critical Race Theory: A satanic lie from the pit of hell

    10/19/2020 6:34:37 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 2 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 19 October 2020 | Mychal Massie
    I was recently contacted pursuant to my perspective on the damnable heterodoxy known as Critical Race Theory (CRT). For whatever reason(s) the person seeking my input failed to reconnect with me to hear my thoughts regarding same. That said, I've been planning to share my feelings regarding CRT – and there's no time like the present. Let me first say that I am an unapologetic, uncompromising, in your face when the situation calls for it, born-again Christian, ordained minister who has been called to a ministry that has kept me on the front lines of the political theater. I stand...
  • Steve Perry Looks Back on Touring With Van Halen and the Eddie Collaboration That Might Have Been

    10/19/2020 5:44:00 PM PDT · by KevinB · 44 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | October 19, 2020 | Andy Greene
    On October 6th, Steve Perry got a text from his recording engineer that read, “Oh man, Eddie Van Halen. I can’t believe it.” The former Journey frontman had no idea what he was talking about. “I don’t watch the news anymore,” he says. “And so I picked up the phone and said, ‘What’s going on?'” When he heard the tragic news that the guitarist died after a long battle with cancer, Perry’s mind instantly went back to 1978 when Van Halen opened for Journey for eight weeks on the Infinity tour. He phoned up Rolling Stone to tell stories from...
  • Old Time Actors & Singers in Commercials (vanity)

    10/19/2020 12:50:19 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 135 replies
    10/19/2020 | self
    It's rather sad to see William Shatner, Pat Boone, Tom Selleck and Charlie Sheen reduced to selling stuff;( Hollywood is over!
  • The Unsuccessful WWII Plot to Fight the Japanese With Radioactive Foxes

    10/19/2020 10:04:12 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | September 29, 2020 | John Lisle
    Operation Fantasia was the brainchild of OSS psychological warfare strategist Ed Salinger... “The foundation for the proposal,” Salinger wrote in a memo outlining his idea, “rests upon the fact that the modern Japanese is subject to superstitions, beliefs in evil spirits and unnatural manifestations which can be provoked and stimulated.” Salinger’s plan: Catch live foxes in China and Australia, spray-paint them with glowing paint, and release them throughout Japanese villages. This scheme presented a number of logistical hurdles. First, what kind of paint should be used? The United States Radium Corporation provided an answer in the form of its glow-in-the-dark...
  • A Book Everyone Must Read Now!

    10/19/2020 9:34:43 AM PDT · by Evan Sayet · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | October 18, 2020 | Duggan Flanikan
    Townhall, American Greatness, Daily Wire, Breitbart, Sebastian Gorka, Dinesh D'Souza and virtually everyone else who has read "The Woke Supremacy: An Anti-Socialist Manifesto" agree with Nick Adams, author of "Trump and Churchill" that it is "One of the most important books of our time." Written to be the "Common Sense" of THIS "revolutionary war," The Woke Supremacy explains who the Woke are, where they came from, what they want, what they're willing to do to get it and, most frighteningly, what will likely befall mankind if they were to somehow win.
  • 3D-Printed Firearms and Defense Distributed: A Guide to Understanding "Ghost Guns"

    10/19/2020 9:16:46 AM PDT · by ammodotcom · 2 replies
    Ammo.com ^ | 10/19/2020 | Sam Jacobs
    Ever since the landmark ruling on 3D-printed firearms, outrage and moral panic have surrounded so-called “ghost guns.” Whether you’re a proponent of Second Amendment freedoms or just doing opponent research, it’s important to have the facts about what a ghost gun is and what it is not. It’s also important to know other related terms in the world of firearms – like how is a ghost gun different from a 3D-printed gun? And what is an 80-percent lower? This guide will answer all of your ghost gun questions, and will separate fact from fiction surrounding this polarizing topic.
  • 2,000-Year-Old Cat Etching Found at Nazca Lines Site in Peru

    10/19/2020 9:12:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 19, 2020 | Tiffany May
    The image, stretching for 40 yards on a hillside in Peru, shows a creature with pointy ears, orb-like eyes and a long striped tail. It appears to be a cat lounging, as cats often do. Archaeologists stumbled across the faded etching while remodeling a section of a UNESCO heritage site known as the Nazca Lines, Peru’s Ministry of Culture announced last week.
  • What New World Order? The Case For A Stronger Germany

    10/19/2020 9:08:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Die Welt via WorldCrunch ^ | 2020-10-15 | Michael Stürmer
    History’s grand plan, if it has one, doesn’t usually allow for repetition. The kaleidoscope of the past brings up endless new iterations of victory and defeat, triumph and agony, and allows us only a glimpse into the uncertainty of the future and the ambiguity of the past. New world powers are coming to the fore, and the post-war world order — first the Cold War, then the Pax Americana — is disappearing. As the influence of NATO, which for many decades gave Europeans a sense of safety through its ability to deter and defend, begins to wane, the promise of...
  • POTUS Trump, massive, rallies today in Prescott, Arizona & Tucson, Arizona!!!

    10/19/2020 6:27:06 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 16 replies
    GOOD MORNING, Prescott & Tucson, Arizona....Time to rise and shine, have a hearty breakfast & then truck out the door to cheer POTUS, DJT!!! POTUS, Donald J. Trump will host two (2) massive political rallies today, Monday, 10/19/2020 in Prescott, AZ at 12:00PM (MST), Prescott Regional Airport & Tucson AZ at 3:00 PM (MST),Tucson International Airport. Be there with tens of thousands of other Trump supporters & loyalists!!! Go, Trump, Go, Pence, Go, GOP!!!
  • THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN: Great Republican Demonstration at Rochester; An Alleged Negro Plot in Mississippi; Editorial-Trinity Church and the Prince (10/19/1860)

    10/19/2020 4:09:14 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 3 replies
    Special Dispatch to the New-York Times. ROCHESTER, Thursday, Oct. 18. The Republican mass meeting here to-day has been one of the most splendid and successful political demonstrations of the canvass. The weather has been unpropitious for two days past, but cleared up about noon to-day. Immense delegations from the neighboring towns and counties came pouring in at an early hour. The procession was the largest and most imposing that has been seen here since 1840. The speaking commenced at 3 P.M., at Jones' Square. Messrs. WADE and CARTER, of Ohio, DOOLITTLE, of Wisconsin, and SCHOLEFIELD, of New-York, addressed the multitudes...
  • Neandertal babies had stocky chests like their parents

    10/19/2020 1:55:38 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    Science News ^ | October 7, 2020 | Bruce Bower
    Neandertal babies had chests shaped like short, deep barrels and spines that curved inward more than those of humans, a build that until now was known only for Neandertal adults, researchers say. Neandertals must have inherited those skeletal features rather than developing them as their bodies grew, says a team led by paleobiologist Daniel Garcia Martinez of the National Research Center on Human Evolution in Burgos, Spain. Stocky, big-brained hominids such as Neandertals needed chest cavities arranged in this way from birth to accommodate lungs large enough to meet their energy needs, the scientists contend October 7 in Science Advances....
  • New Secrets Unearthed at Minoan Palace of Zominthos on Crete

    10/19/2020 1:36:12 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    GreekReporter ^ | October 3, 2020 | Patricia Claus
    An elegant summer palace once belonging to the Minoan aristocracy at Zominthos on Crete, first discovered in 1982, has yielded many more of its priceless secrets in a recent dig. It was found in this summer's dig that the original structure may have been up to three stories high and to date back to 2,000 BC. This year's excavations of the building, measuring 1,600 square meters, or 17,222 square feet, have also shown that the edifice contained ramps, a series of apartments and even religious altars. ...the aim of the new dig was to clarify what served as the access...
  • Gold Earring from Egypt's Fayum Mummy Portraits Discovered in Roman City Deultum in Southeast Bulgaria

    10/19/2020 1:18:20 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Archaeology in Bulgaria. and Beyond ^ | October 6, 2020 | Ivan Dikov
    An actual ancient gold earring which can be seen depicted in some of the so called Fayum Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt has been discovered in Southeast Bulgaria by archaeologists excavating the Ancient Roman colony Deultum near the town of Debelt, Burgas District, close to the Black Sea coast. Deultum was a Roman colony, which according to Roman law signified a status equal to that of the city of Rome itself. In today's Bulgaria, there are only three Roman cities which enjoyed this status - Deultum (Colonia Flavia Pacis Deultensium) near Burgas, Ratiaria (Colonia Ulpia Traiana Ratiaria) near Archar, Ulpia...
  • Ancient Hittite cuneiform scripts will soon be accessible online

    10/18/2020 11:33:50 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | October 2020 | Universitaet Mainz
    They used clay tablets to keep records of state treaties and decrees, prayers, myths, and summoning rituals, using a language that researchers were only able to decipher around 100 years ago. Now, the Hittites' texts, which were written in cuneiform, are being made fully accessible online. The collection will be based on around 30,000 documents, most of which are written in the Hittite language, but other languages such as Luwian and Palaic will also be represented to a lesser extent. Participating in the joint project are researchers from the universities of Mainz, Marburg, and Würzburg, as well as of the...
  • Memorial Tomb of Ancient Greek Astronomer Aratus Unearthed in Turkey

    10/18/2020 11:05:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | October 14, 2020 | Patricia Claus
    Archaeologists working in the ancient Greek city of Soli Pompeipolis in the southern Mersin province in Turkey have unveiled the memorial tomb of the Greek poet and astronomer Aratus, who was born in 315 BC. The city, located in the ancient region of Paphlagonia, was still prominent during Roman times but was only rediscovered in the 1800s with the unearthing of the ruins of Zimbilli Tepe in the Black Sea region of the country. Soli Pompeipolis, lying just across the river from Tasköprü, in the Gökirmak (Greek: Amnias) Valley, in ancient times stretched as far as the Küre and ilgaz...
  • First-Temple 2-Shekel Weight Unearthed Near the Western Wall in Jerusalem

    10/18/2020 10:52:24 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 25 Tishri 5781 - October 13, 2020 | David Israel
    An ancient limestone weight, dating to the First Temple period, was discovered in an archaeological excavation conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Western Wall Heritage Foundation under Wilson's Arch, adjacent to the Western Wall (the Kotel) in Jerusalem... Mordechai (Suli) Eliav, director of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, said: "How exciting, in the month of Tishrei, whose symbol is the scales of justice, to find a souvenir from the First Temple period. Now, when coming to the Western Wall is so restricted due to the coronavirus pandemic, this finding strengthens the eternal connection between the Jewish nation, Jerusalem,...
  • Save Our Stages

    10/18/2020 8:22:11 PM PDT · by Mariner · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | October 18th, 2020 | Miley Cyrus
    Multiple entertainers giving online concerts tonight to encourage people to preserve the iconic venues of our performance legacy.The lockdowns have been devastating.This is Miley's contribution.
  • 5th Century BC Ancient Greek Shrine Discovered in First Ever Excavations on Tiny St. Peter Island off Bulgaria's Black Sea Coast near Sozopol

    10/18/2020 6:04:24 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Archaeology in Bulgaria. and Beyond ^ | October 14, 2020 | Ivan Dikov
    The St. Ivan ("St. John") Island is located about 900 meters away from the closest point on the Bulgarian mainland, the Stolets Peninsula (Cape Stolets, or Scamnia) in the town of Sozopol. The St. Peter Island, which is really small, is roughly the same distance from the coast, and only 50 meters away from the St. Ivan Island. The town of Sozopol itself is the modern-day successor of ancient Apollonia Pontica (Sozopolis), an Ancient Greek colony dating back to the 6th century BC, on the western Black Sea coast which was inhabited by Ancient Thracians. The St. Ivan Island is...
  • Game on? Scientists unearth what might be the oldest sport balls ever discovered

    10/18/2020 5:51:16 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    SyfyWire ^ | October 16, 2020 | Jeff Spry
    ...an ancient set of leather balls inside tombs of the prehistoric Yanghai cemetery near the modern city of Turfan... contained a central core crafted from leather or hair products and are encased in a leather pouch tied up together with a band. Two of the three are clearly marked with a red cross on the outer leather cover and were located in the burials sites of possible horse riders, indicating that they might have been employed in an early form of polo. These baseball-sized Turfan balls were carefully examined by researchers and radiocarbon dated back to the period between 1189...
  • VIDEO: Should We Pay Any Attention to Polls?

    10/18/2020 10:21:39 AM PDT · by RandFan · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 16 | Robert Barnes
    Ciara Haley and George Szamuely talk to renowned litigator and political analyst Robert Barnes about polls and why they are of such limited usefulness. Video...