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  • Theodore Roosevelt - the original "reach across the aisle" republican

    10/27/2016 12:31:14 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 16 replies
    Have you ever heard the whole story about exactly what it was that ol' Teddy did to get the 'rate bill' - the Hepburn Act, passed in 1906? If I didn't know the details of what I was reading and who was involved, I would swear this story mirrored a similar situation with John McCain rampaging on the floor of the Senate against Tea Party Hobbitses. Yes my friends. All tricks are fair game. Roosevelt threatened to pass the bill with democrat votes in order to undercut his own party, in order to stick the nose of government further into...
  • 10 Truly Disgusting Facts About Life In Ancient Egypt

    10/27/2016 11:23:39 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    Listverse ^ | October 27, 2016 | Mark Oliver
    Egypt is the land of pyramids and pharaohs, tombs filled with glittering treasures, and powerful men who ruled a country like gods. When we think of ancient Egypt, we think of the wealth and glamour of kings. But we usually leave out the dirty--and disgusting--details.
  • Silly Ski-Armor Got Lots of Soviet Soldiers Killed

    10/27/2016 6:20:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 27, 2016 | David Axe
    It’s no secret that the Soviet army was badly prepared to fight Finnish forces in late 1939 and early 1940, during the brief, bloody and — for the Soviets — catastrophic Russo-Finnish Winter War. One particularly ill-conceived weapon underscores just how unready the Soviets were. The armored sled. In essence, a pair of overburdened skis supporting an entirely-too-heavy metal shield that Soviet commanders hoped would help protect hapless infantry in the absence of tank and artillery support. The sled failed. Worse, it actually got a lot of young Soviet troopers needlessly killed.
  • Myth: Xmas is a non-religious name and spelling for Christmas.

    10/26/2016 12:19:03 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 15 replies
    Today I Found Out ^ | December 21, 2011 | Today I Found Out
    Myth: Xmas is a non-religious name / spelling for Christmas. It turns out, Xmas is not a non-religious version of Christmas. The X is actually indicating the Greek letter Chi, which is short for the Greek, meaning Christ. So Xmas and Christmas are equivalent in every way except their lettering. In fact, although writing guides such as those issued by the New York Times; the BBC; The Christian Writers Manual of Style; and Oxford Press discourage the use of Xmas in formal writing, at one time, it was a very popular practice, particularly with religious scribes, who are thought to...
  • First elk sighting in SC in nearly 300 years, biologists say

    10/26/2016 7:28:35 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 78 replies
    wyff4 ^ | 26 Oct 2016 | Ron Barnett
    Wactor said the young bull elk might return to North Carolina if there are no females where it is in Pickens County. Biologist said elk were eliminated from the southern Appalachian Mountains in the late 1700s due to over-hunting and loss of habitat. They said the species neared extinction across North American by 1900. is pretty cool see the mountain elk come home after 300 years missing in action.
  • The year Vin Scully was unhappy about reduced role on network television coverage of World Series

    10/25/2016 7:43:25 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Awful Announcing ^ | October 24, 2016 | David J. Halberstam
    Full title: The year Vin Scully was unhappy about his reduced role on network television coverage of the World Series In the early years of network television, the participating World Series teams each nominated one of their announcers to broadcast the games on NBC. The two men would usually split the play-by-play. This practice gave national viewers the opportunity each year to sample legendary local voices like Russ Hodges, Mel Allen, Red Barber, Bob Prince, Jack Brickhouse, and Harry Caray. With this setup in place, Vin Scully correctly assumed that he would announce the World Series on network television in...
  • Boycott Early and Mail-In Voting

    10/25/2016 7:11:23 PM PDT · by Mariner · 34 replies
    My Fetid Mind | October 25th, 2016 | Mariner
    Folks I write this short vanity, as I occasionally do, to make everyone aware that Democrats control most counties with the high, urban populations.And their respective elections systems. They tally the vote.When you vote early out in the country or by mail, those are the folks that will determine how many votes must be manufactured. Resolve to make this your last...or if you have not voted yet, wait until Nov. 8th.
  • Prince Albert buys Philadelphia home of mom Grace Kelly

    10/22/2016 11:12:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 22, 2016 3:01 PM ET
    The Philadelphia home where Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly grew up and accepted a marriage proposal from Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1955 is now in the hands of the royal family. Her son, Prince Albert of Monaco, has confirmed to People Magazine that he was the recent purchaser of the six-bedroom, 2.5-story Colonial home in the citys East Falls section. He said in an interview on the magazines website posted Friday that the house is very special to our family. He said he was happy to have saved it from a near certain death or development. [] The home...
  • Past Crisis: Foreign & Domestic. How did Presidents Respond?

    10/24/2016 10:48:01 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 1 replies
    American Minute ( ^ | 10/25/2016 | William Federer
    Shocking reports reveal Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS and Boko Haram fighters in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa beheading, kidnapping, enslaving and displacing millions of Christians, Kurds and other minorities. Evidence is mounting that the treaty negotiated with Iran will not prevent their development of nuclear weapons, which they have threatened to use against Israel. Has the world faced similar crises in the past? If so, how did American Presidents respond?
  • Vanity--Anyone See that "87 Ambassadors Died Under Bush" Meme

    10/24/2016 4:26:58 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 30 replies
    Has anyone seen that stupid meme going around stating that 87 Ambassadors died under President George Bush so there shouldn't be a problem with Hillary and the 4 Benghazi deaths?? Would love to refute but am afraid to do a leftist Google as all the reference material would probably come from or Yahoo Nooz
  • What Law Will Ma Clinton Break Tomorrow?

    10/24/2016 2:18:17 PM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 11 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 10/24/2016 | blueunicorn6
    Every day, we read about another crime committed by Ma Clinton. What law will she break tomorrow? I'm betting that she will break "The Law Of Diminishing Returns". She is going to lock up permanently and they will take her out by the helipad by the White House and set her there and tie a big orange wind sock onto her so the helicopter pilots will know which way the wind is blowing when they land at the White House. This will be the most value she has ever provided this country and will thus break "The Law Of Diminishing...

    10/24/2016 2:15:20 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 24 replies
    2014 | Guns Across America
  • Clinton support of OIC and Anti defamation of Islam

    10/24/2016 1:15:09 PM PDT · by Bodega · 6 replies
    World News Daily ^ | Oct 24, 2019 | Bill Federer
    Many articles in the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights were rejected by the leaders of 57 Islamic countries, who formed their own group called the OIC Organization of Islamic Cooperation. In 1990, the OIC passed their Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam affirming Shariah law as supreme, with: the death penalty for those leaving Islam punishing women who are victims of rape allowing men to be polygamous permitting wife beating censoring speech insulting Islam On Dec. 12, 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton began a three-day closed door meeting with the OIC-Organization of Islamic Cooperation promising to...
  • Ghost fleet: Explorers accidentally find a graveyard of more than 40 perfectly preserved ancient sh

    10/24/2016 12:09:25 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 25 replies ^ | 10/24/16 | Shivali Best
    Full title.......Ghost fleet: Explorers accidentally find a graveyard of more than 40 perfectly preserved ancient shipwrecks at the bottom of the Black Sea............................ The Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project has been scouring the sea bed of the Black Sea The primary focus is to carry out geophysical surveys, but over 40 shipwrecks have also been found They are 'astonishingly well preserved' due to the lack of oxygen in the Black Sea's 'dead zone' The findings provide new information on the communities living on the Black Sea coast
  • Since Feds will not move on Okeefe evidence, does any State have a basis for arrest? Eg. Indiana?

    10/24/2016 11:38:32 AM PDT · by Be Careful · 26 replies
    While it is very clear that there is an abundance of evidence, enough to arrest and indict Her/Them on federal felony charges, we all know that won't happen. As an alternative, does any Legal Eagle know if there is any basis for an individual state to do the same on a state level? Sure hope that Comey cannot sleep at night, knowing what he has done to our country.
  • [Vanity] We are rapidly approaching our moment of truth!

    10/24/2016 7:04:15 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 9 replies ^ | 25 October 1415 | William S. A vanity, if I may?
    We are rapidly approaching our moment of truth! 25 October, St Crispin's day, the day that King Henry V's adventures in France came to a head. Somewhat matches our current position. Henry made more than a few mistakes along the way, but he did prevail! He won ugly, but he won. The troops were cold, they were wet and they were sick with dysentery. They were gravely outnumbered. Some claim to be conservatives, but they cannot support Trump? We know these sons of b****** , and every one of them belong to the B**** herself. Hold their manhoods cheap ,...
  • Evolution vs. God: William Jennings Bryan at the trial of John Scopes

    10/23/2016 7:55:20 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    California State Dominguez Hills ^ | 1925 | William Jennings Bryan
    It is for the jury to determine whether this attack upon the Christian religion shall be permitted in the public schools of Tennessee by teachers employed by the State and paid out of the public treasury. This case is no longer local: the defendant ceases to play an important part. The case has assumed the proportions of a battle royal between unbelief that attempts to speak through so-called science and the defenders of the Christian faith. speaking through the legislators of Tennessee. It is again a choice between God and Baal; it is also a renewal of the issue in...
  • Mel Gibson returns with Hacksaw Ridge

    10/23/2016 4:51:29 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 22 replies ^ | October 21, 2016 | DAVID IVES
    There is more human carnage in the first five minutes of Hacksaw Ridge than in the entirety of most any other movie you will see this year. The films opening sequence is a bloody ballet of bullets and flame, all played out in slow motion so that not a single spurt of blood or fleck of charred flesh is passed over by the camera. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it is safe to say that Mel Gibson has in no way mellowed during his 10-year-long self-inflicted sabbatical from the directors chair. And apparently, if the standing ovation given by the hundreds...
  • The Truth Behind Syria's Statue of Liberty

    10/23/2016 1:41:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Sunday, 23 October 2016 | Hibah Fares
    A touching artwork created during the beginning of Syrias uprising in 2012 has caught the attention of a worldwide audience. Through digital media Syrian artist Tammam Azzam has reconstructed the Statue of Liberty from the rubble of a destroyed building in Syria. But during an interview with Al, Azzam said he was surprised by what he said was the wrong interpretation the picture had recently received, compared to the more positive reactions it received in 2012. He said pro-Assad and regime loyalists were sharing the picture and lying about its origins saying: From a Syrian artist to America, using...
  • Technical Legal Question: How would it work if WJC is arrested?

    10/23/2016 8:20:12 AM PDT · by Be Careful · 52 replies
    If, for example, the Lolita Express videos appear this week re WJC, and some theoretical state agency e.g. Florida, elected to arrest him on the spot........does his security detail have to stand down so that the arrest can occur in order that he be taken in to custody? Since he is a private citizen, how would that work?
  • Four YEARS of HilliARRY

    10/22/2016 8:30:48 PM PDT · by Catholic Canadian · 27 replies
    I don't think I could bear it, and I'm not an American. I can't do it, that ungodly voice and snarky sarcastic tone....kill me, please kill me...the bitch is kryptonite to any hetero white male.....

    10/21/2016 8:18:20 PM PDT · by MrChips · 18 replies
    vanity | 10/21/2016 | MrChips
    It occurs to me that Trump seems to do a bit better, generally speaking, in the polls of a 4-way race than in those of a 2-way race. And I know that Johnson and Stein are not on the ballot in every state. So, in which important states?
  • The Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle May Finally Be Solved

    10/21/2016 1:47:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 21, 2016 | Corey Charlton
    Strange clouds forming above the Bermuda Triangle could explain why dozens of ships and planes have mysteriously vanished in the notorious patch of sea. The remarkable new theory suggests the clouds are linked to 170-mph air bombs capable of bringing down planes and ships. Now the riddle could finally be solved after meteorologists speaking to the Science Channels What on Earth? revealed their findings.
  • Watergate special prosecutor dismissed (Saturday Night Massacre)

    10/20/2016 11:23:35 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 11 replies
    Solicitor General Robert Bork dismisses Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox; Attorney General Richardson and Deputy Attorney General Ruckelshaus resign in protest. Cox had conducted a detailed investigation of the Watergate break-in that revealed that the burglary was just one of many possible abuses of power by the Nixon White House. Nixon had ordered Richardson to fire Cox, but he refused and resigned, as did Ruckelshaus when Nixon then asked him to dismiss the special prosecutor. Bork agreed to fire Cox and an immediate uproar ensued. This series of resignations and firings became known as the Saturday Night Massacre and outraged...
  • French President Hollande Blames Obama for the Rise of ISIS

    10/20/2016 11:09:29 AM PDT · by MrChips · 26 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10/20/2016 | Gareth Davies
    French President Francois Hollande has suggested the rise of ISIS can be attributed to Barack Obama not backing his calls for Syrian air strikes back in 2013. Since then, France has been victim to a string of savage Islamic State terror attacks and the President insisted too many migrants were being let into the country. 'I don't know what would have happened if we had carried out strikes. What I can say is that we did not carry out strikes, and there's Daesh,' he said, referring to ISIS by its Arabic acronym. Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter...
  • Experts believe mysterious aluminium object ... back 250,000 years 'could be part of ancient UFO'

    10/20/2016 10:43:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 57 replies ^ | Updated 13:15, 20 Oct 2016 | By Kara O'Neill
    Metallic aluminium was not produced by mankind until around 200 years ago - but this appears manufactured making the object a baffling find A piece of aluminium that looks as if it was handmade is being hailed as 250,000-year-old proof that aliens once visited Earth. Metallic aluminium was not really produced by mankind until around 200 years ago, so the discovery of the large chunk that could be up to 250,000 years old is being held as a sensational find. The details of the discovery were never made public at the time because it was pulled out of the earth...
  • Does this mysterious piece of aluminium prove UFOs visited Earth 250,000 years ago?

    10/20/2016 10:27:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 78 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 20, 2016 | Libby Plummer
    A piece aluminium that looks as if it was handmade is being hailed as 250,000-year-old proof that aliens once visited Earth. The discovery of the mysterious chunk of metal in communist Romania in 1973 was not made public at the time, according to CEN. Testing has since revealed that the object is made of 12 metals and is 90 per cent aluminium with Romanian officials dating it as being 250,000 years old. The initial results were later confirmed by a lab in Lausanne, Switzerland, CEN reports.
  • Wisdom from statesman Daniel Webster

    10/19/2016 3:28:10 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 11 replies
    Good Reads ^ | 1800s | Daniel Webster
    “I apprehend no danger to our country from a foreign foe. Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence, I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants, and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men, and become the instruments of their own undoing. Make them intelligent, and they will be vigilant; give...
  • GEORGIA EARLY VOTING UPDATE: Chime in if you live in Georgia.

    10/19/2016 11:53:19 AM PDT · by MrChips · 32 replies
    vanity | 10/19/2016 | MrChips
    OK, I apologize for the vanity. But, I am excited! I JUST VOTED FOR TRUMP/PENCE! And I thought I would report in. We heard some early voting reports from north Georgia yesterday (along with the Hillary bus that crapped on Lawrenceville). Those were reports of very long lines in conservative areas. So, I am reporting from Savannah, the other end of the state. I normally do not vote early, but I wanted to this time because I my be out of town on election day. The lines were long at the central early-voting location (the rear of the DMV building)....
  • The Smallest Pistol Seecamp 32 ACP (Video only)

    10/19/2016 11:38:56 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies ^ | 10-18-2016 | sootch00
    Fun Gun Reviews Presents: The Seecamp 32 ACP Pistol is the Smallest current production semi-auto handgun being made. They are known for their quality and reliability. This is a perfect choice for deep cover conceal-ability or as a back up. Another installment in the Mouse Gun Series.
  • Gun Owners Better Vote Trump

    10/19/2016 7:03:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    I don't know how many gun owners there are in America, but they had better vote for Trump. I am sure that plans have already been drawn up for registration and/or confiscation if Hitlery seizes power.
  • Where Are The SCOTUS Leaks? [vanity]

    10/18/2016 8:33:09 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 21 replies
    Fight for the Truth ^ | 10/18/16 | Eddie01
    We have everything except the SCOTUS evidence. I want to see the hack of John Roberts email. I want to see the hack of all Justices' email. I want to know how they have been corrupted so thoroughly. I want to know how they set up their personal "firewall" to protect them from being found out
  • Do Not Trust Any Polls - October Surprise Thread #2

    10/18/2016 8:27:31 PM PDT · by 1-Eagle · 41 replies
    The Vanity Post | 18 October 2016 | 1Eagle
    In 1996, The Clintons used Polls as Propaganda to suppress the Dole/Kemp Campaign. Imagine trying to get donations, recruit volunteers, or attract people to your rallies if your team has been behind in the polls by as much as 27% all summer, and those polls have been pounded into your brain 24/7. Thats what happened to Dole/Kemp. Take a look at the poll averages for 1996 here:1996 Polling on wikipedia This example of polls being used as propaganda is instructive. Notice how Clinton is said to be leading by as much as 27% during one week! Yet on election day...
  • Roman coins ID'd in Japanese ruins, but their origin baffles

    10/18/2016 7:08:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2016 9:18 PM EDT | Mari Yamaguchi
    The eyes of a visiting archaeologist lit up when he was shown the 10 tiny, tarnished discs that had sat unnoticed in storage for two and a half years at a dig on a southern Japan island. He had been to archaeological sites in Italy and Egypt, and recognized the little round things as old coins, including a few likely dating to the Roman Empire. I was so excited I almost forgot what I was there for, and the coins were all we talked about, said Toshio Tsukamoto of the Gangoji Institute for Research of Cultural Property in Nara, an...
  • Spoiler alert: DC state name to be State of Washington, DC

    10/18/2016 5:12:01 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 40 replies
    MSN AP ^ | October 18, 2016
    District of Columbia leaders have come up with a new name for the city in the unlikely event that it becomes a state: State of Washington, D.C.
  • A Quarter of Americans Believe George W. Bush Killed More Than Stalin

    10/17/2016 8:26:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    MRC TV ^ | 10/17/2016 | Dan Joseph
    A newly released YouGov study aimed at surveying American attitudes towards socialism reveals just how little Americans know about communism and events surrounding the history of communist and socialist regimes. Among the studys most alarming findings, one in four Americans (26 percent) believe that more people were killed under George W. Bush than under notorious Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. [] The survey focused largely millennials and found that they are severely lacking in knowledge when it comes to communism and its bloody history. The poll shows 25 percent of millennials have a favorable view of Vladimir Lenin and 42 percent...
  • Are you at risk from solar storms?

    10/17/2016 7:50:14 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 40 replies
    daileymail ^ | 10/17/17 | Stacy Liberatore
    First map showing areas in the US at risk of solar storms has been released Experts looked at two factors, one being data from geomagnetic storms The other was data from magnetic materials beneath the Earth's surface Map reveals Minnesota and Wisconsin are at the highest risk in the US But more than half the US hasn't been surveyed due to a lack of funds Solar storms threaten Earth about every 100 years and experts warn we are overdue Copywrite prevents full publication of this article
  • The KV-1 Tank Blundered Its Way Into History

    10/17/2016 6:04:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 17, 2016 | Robert Beckhanusen
    A day after the German blitzkrieg into the Soviet Union in June 1941, more than 200 Nazi tanks were powering through Lithuania on a race northward to Leningrad. The Luftwaffe knocked out the Soviets’ nearby air bases, leaving counter-attacking armored columns easy prey for German bombers. Desperate to staunch the bleeding, on June 23 the Red Army sprang its KV-1 and KV-2 tanks — which at the time packed some of the heaviest tank armor in the world — on the advancing Germans near Raseiniai.
  • This Week In History with Tara Ross.

    10/17/2016 4:59:34 AM PDT · by knarf
    Tara Ross ^ | October 16, 2016 | Tara Ross
  • Keep Bill Clinton Out of The White House

    10/16/2016 9:47:47 PM PDT · by Kenika · 7 replies
    16 Oct 16 | Myself
    Putting HRC in the White House drags Bill Clinton back in with a Publicly funded office and staff which would support the Clinton Foundation with our dollars plus installation of a revolving back doo
  • Why Is Barack Obama Threatening Russia With World War III Right Before The Election?

    10/16/2016 6:05:56 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 68 replies ^ | 16OCt2016 | Michael Snyder
    It sure seems like an odd time to be provoking a war with Russia. As I write this, we stand just a little bit more than three weeks away from one of the most pivotal elections in U.S. history, and Barack Obama has chosen this moment to strongly threaten the Russians. As I wrote about on Friday, Reuters is reporting that Obama is contemplating direct U.S. military action against Syrian military targets, and the Russians have already indicated that any assault on Syrian forces would be considered an attack on themselves. The rapidly deteriorating crisis in Syria has already caused...
  • Lothrop Stoddard and Margaret Sanger

    10/15/2016 6:24:40 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 8 replies
    In 1914, the publication Birth Control Review published a review of the book The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy, by Lothrop Stoddard. The review was published by Havelock Ellis, a close friend of Margaret Sanger. Additionally, Stoddard was a board member of Sanger's pride and joy: The American Birth Control League. To what degree did Sanger agree with the contents of this review? As editor of the magazine, she had the ability to decline/approve anything written in her pages. The review said: (page 14) Dr. Stoddard is an American, a graduate of Harvard and a citizen of New...
  • Will they lay Hillary Clinton in a Crystal Coffin?

    10/15/2016 12:54:57 AM PDT · by ShivaFan · 18 replies
    opinion | 10-15-2016 | ShivaFan
    Will they lay Hillary Clinton in a Crystal Coffin? When Chairman Mao died on the 9th of September 1976 of Parkinsons Disease, the death of the Party Leader was not announced right away. The government officials instead gave a warning to the nation that an announcement of extreme importance will be made later in the day at 4pm. Just before 4pm, citizens all across China gathered around transistor radios to hear the announcement, that Mao Zedong has died of a disease which they had no awareness he had. In fact, Mao was mostly in seclusion during his last five years,...
  • Turkey to unearth German-made WWII-era Focke-Wulf fighters, buried 'upon US request'

    10/14/2016 8:14:01 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 37 replies
    Daily Sabah ^ | 2016/10/14 | METIN CAN
    Turkey to unearth German-made WWII-era Focke-Wulf fighters, buried 'upon US request' METIN CAN ISTANBUL viation enthusiasts hope to shed light on a bizarre chapter in the history of the Republic of Turkey with the excavation of an area in the central city of Kayseri. The site, at a now-defunct airport currently used as a military headquarters, is allegedly home to more than fifty Focke-Wulf FW-190s imported from Germany that were reportedly "buried" after they were decommissioned some 70 years ago. Although aviation experts dispute the improbability of the burial of the single-seat fighter aircrafts en masse and claim they were...
  • MLB: The 5 Greatest Shortstops to Ever Play the Game

    10/14/2016 4:13:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 93 replies
    The Cheat Sheet ^ | October 14, 2016 | Michael Laurila
    While hes no longer rocking pinstripes on a regular basis, its hard to think about the New York Yankees and not turn your attention to the great Derek Jeter. Even after his retirement from Major League Baseball in 2014, the captain of all captains continues to remain a permanent fixture in the city with which he spent his entire career. And really, that shouldnt be a surprise. Thats usually what happens when youre an all-time great shortstop. Throughout his incredible career, Jeter showed himself to be one of the greatest shortstops to ever step on a diamond. While there have...
  • Beretta Celebrates 500 Years of Firearm Manufacturing

    10/14/2016 10:38:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 14, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    The October 2016 edition of Maxim celebrates Berettas 500th year of firearm manufacturing. Known among twenty-first century hunters for its shotguns and among concealed carry permit holders for its compact, potent pistols like the PX4 Storm, the Italian gun maker has a rich heritage that includes crafting guns for everyone from Napoleon and Winston Churchill to Ernest Hemingway and James Bond.
  • How ISIS Resembles Yesterdays Anarchists

    10/13/2016 8:17:10 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    American Conservative, the ^ | 11 October 2016 | Katrina Gulliver
    Today, revolutionary anarchists seem archaic, almost quaint. But for around 50 years, from the 1880s to the 1930s, anarchists carried out terror attacks all over the world. Buildings blew up; world leaders and random civilians alike were killed. The parallels between then and now, when we face the threat of ISIS and other Islamic extremist groups, are many. During the decades of anarchist terrorism, it seemed like each week we heard of another incident carried out by an immigrant from a politically unstable region of the globe, and some prominent public figures called for banning all immigration from these regions....
  • Frontlines | S4 E11: "Hillary's Secret Service"

    10/13/2016 8:08:18 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 10 replies
    Yuutuube ^ | Oct 4, 2016 | NRA
    LtCol Oliver North says that a good indicator of a candidate's character can be found in the old saying, "actions speak louder than words." Gary J. Byrne, a former uniformed Secret Service officer who was stationed outside the oval office during Bill Clinton's presidency, has plenty to say about Hillary Clinton's actions. The author of "Crisis of Character" sat down with the Frontlines team to discuss his firsthand experience with Hillary and Bill, their character and culture. Additional eyewitnesses joined in to corroborate Byrne's accounts. And as North notes, what they learned was even worse than what they originally thought.
  • Nearly 200 Years Later, Nat Turners Skull Finally Returned to Family

    10/12/2016 8:20:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Atlanta Black Star ^ | October 11, 2016 | Tanasia Kenney
    In the wake of Fox Searchlights highly anticipated release of The Birth of Nation, the incredible story of Nat Turners slave revolt and the mystery surrounding his remains after death stays in the minds of viewers long after theyve seen the film. The new movie, overshadowed by controversy surrounding previous rape allegations against the films lead actor, chronicles the life of Rev. Nathaniel Turner, an enslaved Black man who led one of the bloodiest slave insurrections in American history. In 1831, Turner and a small army of his fellow Black brethren fought their way through Virginias Southampton County,...
  • The danger ahead if Hillary wins is profound

    10/12/2016 8:15:03 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 48 replies
    Mainstream Media reactions to Trump | 12 October 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    As all of this develops, it is becoming clear that the conservatives and those who hold to Judeo-Christian values are in extreme danger. Sadly, many do not realize the extent of what is about to happen. A politically savvy friend told me months ago that the media would turn on Trump and do ANYTHING to stop him. He was correct. In spite of his faults, Trump does realize that we have some severe problems in this nation which have to be addressed for us to even survive. He is promising to work toward fixing them, but, he wouldn't be able...