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  • Book returned to San Francisco library 100 years late

    01/16/2017 4:15:35 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    A book of short stories titled “Forty Minutes Late” has been returned to a San Francisco library -- 100 years late. ... Johnson’s great grandmother had checked it out from the city’s old Fillmore branch in 1917. She passed away a week before the due date, and the Fillmore branch is no longer around. Johnson found the 1909 book, by F. Hopkinson Smith, in an old steamer trunk in 1996. He assumed the library wouldn’t want it back, but a recently announced “fine forgiveness program” that runs through Feb. 14 inspired him to return it.
  • Pro-164 - Prophecy Update, 15 January 2017 (The Great Deceiver)

    01/16/2017 1:07:50 PM PST · by SubMareener
    The Superior Word (YouTube) ^ | Jan 15, 2017 | Usama Dakdok
    One of the most time-critical updates we have ever done. We have a guest speaker, Usama Dakdok, who will enlighten you to the implications of what occurred due to the obama presidency. How will the future unfold in the world and in the US? He gives us invaluable insights into what is ahead
  • Is a Scary Prophecy Written in 1907 About Obama Coming True 5 Days Before Trump Inauguration?

    01/16/2017 8:25:52 AM PST · by mainestategop · 35 replies
    This was quite interesting. Kinda a turn of the century version of Tim Lahaye's Left behind novels. Also check out this one...
  • Progressive Justice and the Communist Diet

    01/16/2017 8:18:51 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 1/1/2017 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The biggest injustice that was perpetrated on people, tricked or forced to accept communism, was the destruction of the human spirit, the terror, torture, and brutal beatings people had to endure in the name of social justice
  • King Arthur's legend will be revisited for Wales' 2017 Year of Legends

    01/15/2017 1:18:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    According to the ancient tale, King Arthur still sleeps in a cave in the hills across the Shropshire border in Mid Wales.The legend says he is waiting for the call to rescue the nation when it is in danger. The King Arthur story resonates with visitors – and now it will be used to attract more tourists. King Arthur’s legend will be revisited as part of Wales’ 2017 Year of Legends. It is hoped the tale will benefit the region in the same way it attracts crowds to attractions like Tintagel in Cornwall and Glastonbury in Somerset. In Mid Wales,...
  • Wartime singer Dame Vera Lynn: Reaching 100th birthday incredible adventure

    01/14/2017 9:11:32 PM PST · by gasport · 41 replies
    Express & Star ^ | January 13, 2017
    Renowned wartime singer Dame Vera Lynn has described reaching her 100th birthday as "an incredible adventure of song, dance and friendship".
  • [Vanity] I want to destroy National Review. William F Buckley must be rolling in his grave.

    01/14/2017 8:05:23 PM PST · by Delacon · 42 replies
    I often thought they could teach me something. they are so clueless and marginalized. They hate it. Bye bye Nation Review.
  • 10 Rules for Radicals of the Right

    01/14/2017 6:34:57 PM PST · by unlearner · 18 replies
    WND ^ | 1/13/2017 | Scott Lively
    In 1971 Marxist strategist Saul D. Alinsky published his infamous handbook for “community organizers,” titled “Rules for Radicals,” which ever since has been the essential resource for left-wing agitators, including the Clintons and Obama. Alinsky dedicated his “Rules for Radicals” to “the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom – Lucifer” [the entity also known as Satan, the Father of Lies and Enslaver of Mankind]. As we conservative populists begin to reclaim our nation from Alinsky’s anti-American Bolsheviks, we need a resource for pro-American...
  • Zhou Youguang, Architect Of A Bridge Between Languages, Dies At 111

    Zhou Youguang, the inventor of a system to convert Chinese characters into words with the Roman alphabet, died Saturday at the age of 111. Since his system was introduced nearly six decades ago, few innovations have done more to boost literacy rates in China and bridge the divide between the country and the West. Pinyin, which was adopted by China in 1958, gave readers unfamiliar with Chinese characters a crucial tool to understand how to pronounce them. These characters do not readily disclose information on how to say them aloud — but with such a system as Pinyin, those characters...
  • Chez Assange: Paris Museum Recreates Living Quarters of WikiLeaks Founder

    01/14/2017 3:49:17 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 2 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 1/14/17 | Staff
    Visitors to a new exhibition in Paris can check out Julian Assange's room at the Ecuadorean Embassy. © AFP 2016/ THOMAS COEXAssange to Agree to US Extradition If Obama Grants Manning Clemency - WikiLeaksJulian Assange is unable to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London, but visitors to a Paris museum are now able to see where he is living in London thanks to a new exhibition called "Whistleblower" in the Gaité Lyrique, from January 11 to 29. The artwork was produced by a Swiss art collective called!Mediengruppe Bitnik, who reproduced Assange's room at the Ecuadorian Embassy down to the finest...
  • Obama and Tish B'Av, the Jewish Day of Mourning

    01/14/2017 12:30:35 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski
    YouTube ^ | 1/14/2016 | Jan Sobieski
    In 2004, an obscure Illinois State Legislator named Barack Hussein Obama, rose to international prominence after speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Boston, Massachussetts. The day Obama gave the speech was July 27, 2004, Tish B'Av (9th of Av), the Jewish historical day of calamity and mourning. The day in history that most Jewish calamities have started (partial list below): 421BCE - Destruction of First Temple by the Babylonians (about 100,000 Jews killed during invasion) 70AD - Destruction of Second Temple by Romans (Over 2,500,000 Jews die as a result of war, famine and disease). 132 - Bar Kochba...
  • Japanese Is Affecting the English Lexicon in New Ways

    01/14/2017 12:04:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    Japan Times ^ | DAN GRUNEBAUM
    The earliest Japanese loanword to appear in the Oxford English Dictionary, kuge (court noble), came in 1577. By 2014, a study by Kinjo Gakuin University researcher Schun Doi had found 584 loan words. Since Commodore Matthew Perry’s Black Ships forced Japan open to trade in the 19th century, such loanwords have repaid the favor by contributing to the English language. The internet and increased travel now allow people to increasingly catapult their linguistic heritages — and attendant values — into each others’ lives. The term “emoji” is a good example. It first appeared in the OED in a 1997 citation...
  • The Truth About McCarthyism: Modern Parallels

    01/14/2017 9:42:56 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 6 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 13JAN2017 | Stefan Molyneux
    The mainstream narrative would tell you that from 1950 to 1954, Senator Joseph R. McCarthy unjustly accused a wide variety of Americans of being communist spies, creating a hysterical witch-hunt that destroyed the lives of innocent people. What is the truth about Sen. Joseph McCarthy and McCarthyism? What are the modern parallels between mid-1950s McCarthyism and the events of today? Sources:
  • Crossrail dig unearths 13,000 Victorian jam jars

    01/13/2017 9:05:17 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 11 January 2017 | London
    MOLA said the find was "remarkable". The items, including bottles of Mushroom Catsup, Piccalilli pots and and jars for jam and marmalade, were found in a large cistern beneath the former warehouse. MOLA archaeologist Nigel Jeffries said the cistern would have been used to power steam engines to run the factory, but had been taken out of use when the building was redesigned in the 1870s. It had then been used as a landfill site for the pots. The findings from the dig in summer 2010 have been revealed in a new book: "Crosse & Blackwell 1830-1921: A British Food...
  • I think I found the El Dorado of progressivism

    01/13/2017 8:14:54 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 55 replies
    When I got up this morning and sat down at my computer, I started searching. I don't quite know why, but once I got started I had a feeling. This morning, I was going to find something special. And, I did. As someone who is still realizing just how powerful of a weapon against progressivism that the progressives' own history is against them, I have found many useful things. But nothing like this. Arguably the most ardent planner of the New Deal, Rexford Guy Tugwell, gave a speech in 1939 titled "The Fourth Power". This speech is amazing for its...
  • Photographer Lord Snowdon, the former husband of Princess Margaret, dies peacefully aged 86

    01/13/2017 7:51:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2017 | Sam Tonkin
    Lord Snowdon, the former husband of Princess Margaret, has died at the age of 86. The photographer, born Anthony Armstrong-Jones, died peacefully at his home today, the photographic agency he worked with has said. Buckingham Palace said the Queen had been informed, but did not comment further. Camera Press said in a short statement: 'The Earl of Snowdon died peacefully at home on 13th January 2017.'
  • Atlantic City Beach: 1900 to 1910 (Period photos and film)

    01/12/2017 3:37:13 PM PST · by NRx · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 2 2010 | Shorpy
    As we sit shivering through winter take a look back at the summers of long ago, before air conditioning, when escaping the sweltering summer heat of New York City meant a 25 cent ticket on an excursion train to the beaches of New Jersey and another ten cents to rent a bathing suit. Of course the well off could simply rent a summer house or a hotel room on or near the boardwalk.
  • The events of the last few months are just reminder that America was always Europe's bizarre [tr]

    01/12/2017 1:37:25 PM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 12, 2016 | Julia Ioffe
    The events of the last few months are just reminder that America was always Europe's bizarre, messy, violent, and uncivilized cousin.
  • Right-wing people are better looking than those on the left, study claims (we all knew that)

    01/11/2017 7:39:45 PM PST · by max americana · 28 replies
    indy100 ^ | 1/11/17 | ana swanson
    Research has found that being attractive influences many things in a person's life -- their salary, their popularity and grades in school, even the prison sentences they receive. So why not their politics? A recently published study in the Journal of Public Economics concludes that the attractiveness of a candidate does correlate with their politics. They find that politicians on the right are more good looking in Europe, the United States and Australia. The study shows correlation, not causation, but the researchers float a simple economic explanation for why this might happen. Numerous studies have shown that good-looking people are...
  • Illegal Immigration an Issue in Newark Murders(Corzine and Booker - Sellout)

    01/11/2017 6:59:38 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    CNS News ^ | 07/07/2008 | Jeff McKay
    Funeral services were held over the weekend for three young people whose execution-style murders have galvanized crime-ridden Newark, N.J. "Enough is enough!" Newark Mayor Cory Booker exclaimed at one of the three funerals on Saturday. He is urging community involvement as a means of reducing violence in the city. ---SNIP--- Relatives of the victims and many others are wondering how Carranza could have been allowed back on the streets after two prior felony arrests this year. Carranza had already been indicted on 31 counts involving the rape and sexual assault of a girl who had been in his care since...
  • Clare Hollingworth, reporter who broke news about start of World War II, dies at 105

    01/11/2017 5:10:09 AM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Washington post ^ | January 10, 2017 | John Otis
    In early 1939, peace activist Clare Hollingworth arrived on the Polish-German border to aid Jews and other refugees fleeing from the Sudetenland, newly annexed by Nazi Germany. On a brief return to her native England, the 27-year-old Hollingworth — who once professed to “enjoy being in a war” — was hired as a part-time correspondent in Katowice, Poland, for the London Daily Telegraph. After three days on the job that August, the cub reporter landed one of the biggest journalistic scoops of the 20th century: Hitler’s imminent invasion of Poland, marking the outbreak of World War II. Ms. Hollingworth, who...
  • Well-Preserved Bacteria Found in Byzantine-Era Skeleton

    01/10/2017 10:25:06 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies ^ | Tuesday, January 10, 2017
    Henrike Kiesewetter of Tüebingen University found two calcified nodules below the ribs of a woman who died some 800 years ago at about 30 years of age. Kiesewetter sent the nodules to microbiologist Caitlin Pepperell of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who ruled out tuberculosis, and urinary or kidney stones, as possible diagnoses. She found well-preserved bacteria microfossils in the nodules, however, and sent them on to Hendrik Poinar of McMaster University for genetic analysis. Poinar identified Staphylococcus saprophyticus and Gardnerella vaginalis, which may have caused a fatal infection of the placenta, amniotic fluid, and membranes around the woman’s fetus. Pepperell...
  • Battle of Cowpens: January 17, 1781

    01/10/2017 3:37:44 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 30 replies
    fold3|||HQ bkig ^ | January 1, 2017 | Trevor
    THE BATTLE OF COWPENS In the early morning of January 17, 1781, in South Carolina, American troops under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan defeated a force under British Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton in one of the more decisive victories for the Americans in the south during the Revolutionary War (snip) The British infantry had been stunned by the fire from the American’s first two lines and now faced the third line, predominately composed of experienced Continental troops overseen by Lieutenant Colonel John Howard. Meanwhile, Tarleton sent his reserve infantry and additional dragoons to try to outflank their opponents on the Americans’...
  • Has the BATF/DOJ Destroyed the Fast & Furious Files?

    01/10/2017 10:12:30 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    Self | January 10, 2017 | PJ-Comix
    In just 10 days a new administration takes over the executive branch of government. Among the agencies to be taken over will be the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF). Will the infamous Operation & Furious documents be available to the newcomers or has the current BATF already destroyed those files? Ditto for the Department of Justice.
  • Chinese professor sacked after criticizing Mao online

    01/09/2017 11:22:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jan 10, 2017 | 12:29am EST | Christian Shepherd
    A Chinese professor has been sacked after he criticized Chairman Mao Zedong on his 123rd birthday in an commentary he posted online that enraged leftists. Mao, who died on Dec. 9, 1976, is still officially venerated by the ruling Communist Party as the founder of modern China, and his face appears on every yuan banknote. But he is particularly respected by leftists who believe the country has become too capitalist and unequal over three decades of market-based reforms, and attitudes towards Mao and his legacy mirror differences between reformers and traditionalists. Deng Xiaochao, 62, an art professor at Shandong Jianzhu...
  • Obama Leaves Office - Count Down Timer

    01/09/2017 7:53:41 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 15 replies
    tickcounter ^ | continuous | embedded counter
  • Mathematical historian predicts political turmoil will peak in the 2020s (Trunc title)

    01/09/2017 2:42:22 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/5/17 | Abigail Beall
    FULL TITLE: Is civilization heading for a COLLAPSE? Mathematical historian predicts political turmoil will peak in the 2020s A professor of Ecology and Mathematics from the University of Connecticut, Peter Turchin has led the development of a cross-disciplinary subject called 'cliodynamics'. 'Cliodynamics is a new 'transdisciplinary discipline' that treats history as just another science,' Professor Turchin says. He started out using maths to predict human activity from 1500 B.C.E. to 1500 C.E. Then three years ago, using similar models, he began to forecast the future. 'My model indicated that social instability and political violence would peak in the 2020s,' he...
  • A new theory challenges everything astronomers thought they knew about how the Moon was created

    01/09/2017 9:59:14 AM PST · by Red Badger · 63 replies ^ | Jan. 10, 2017, 12:32 AM | Lindsay Dodgson
    Currently, the leading theory of the creation of the Moon is that it formed from a giant impact between a very early Earth and another Mars-sized planet. Yet new research from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel has put forward a theory that the Moon may have actually formed from a series of large impacts, rather than just one. The study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, explains why the Moon appears to be made mostly from Earth-like materials, rather than a mixture of our elements and those of another mystery planet. Lead author Dr Raluca Rufu and her...
  • London Students Want College to Drop ‘White Philosophers’

    01/09/2017 7:51:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 9, 2017 | Liam Deacon
    Students at a leading London college say the majority of philosophers studied there should be from Africa and Asia, and white thinkers should only be examined “from a critical standpoint” or in a “colonial context”.
  • 5 Baseball Players That Weren’t Deserving of the MLB Hall of Fame

    01/08/2017 1:40:03 PM PST · by EveningStar · 97 replies
    The Cheat Sheet ^ | January 8, 2017 | Ryan Davis
    The Major League Baseball Hall of Fame was created all the way back in 1936 and has 312 members that have been enshrined over the years. The process, which involves sports writers and even former players voting and requires a player to receive 75% to be inducted, is far from perfect. Sure, you have plenty of players that are deserving that make it into the Hall of Fame without problem. But sometimes, deserving players are left out for long periods—such as third baseman Ron Santo, who finally was selected following his death in 2011—and other times undeserving players are chosen....
  • How America Dodged the Obama Bullet(vanity)

    01/08/2017 5:22:30 AM PST · by Candor7 · 14 replies
    Candor7 ^ | 12 May 2009 | Kylie Ann Shiver
    Barack Obama, the Quintessential Liberal Fascist By Kyle-Anne Shiver "They fear that the development and building of People's (community) Organizations is the building of a vast power group which may fall prey to a fascistic demagogue who will seize leadership and control and turn an organization into a Frankenstein's monster against democracy." - Saul Alinsky responding to his critics, Reveille for Radicals; p. 199 When Saul Alinsky began building his community-organization movement in 1930s Chicago, observers were watching Alinsky with one eye, while with the other eye observing the building of communist and fascist movements in Europe. It wasn't hard...
  • Mysterious tiny mummy stuns experts

    01/07/2017 5:36:23 PM PST · by ETL · 35 replies ^ | January 06, 2017 | James Rogers
    Experts in the U.K. were stunned recently when a tiny Egyptian mummy, long thought to be the remains of a hawk, was revealed to be a human baby. The ancient mummy, which is part of the Maidstone Museum’s collection, underwent a Computerized Tomography (CT) scan at the Kent Institute of Medicine and Surgery (KIMS). “Following the scans at KIMS Hospital, the remains were in fact revealed to be the mummy of a baby,” said Samantha Harris, the Collections Manager at Maidstone Museum, in a statement. “Initial reviews identified the baby to be a miscarried c.20-week gestation foetus which, if found...
  • USS Forrestal July 29, 1967

    01/07/2017 2:57:39 PM PST · by Revski · 68 replies
    Revski's Youtube Ministry ^ | 1/7/2017 | Revski
    This memorial of the USS Forrestal,CVA 59; it will be 50 years ago this July 29-Th; has actual pictures and the voice of Captain John K. Beling at the time of the fires. The Hymn played is, Pass Me Not Oh Gentle Savior, with mandolin and verse sung was covered by me, o7jimmy – (Revski).
  • 'Sicilian Stonehenge' Discovered by Amateur Archaeologists

    01/07/2017 2:17:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    The Local ^ | 5 January 2017
    A group of friends stumbled across an unusual arrangement of stones in Sicily, which experts have now confirmed form a prehistoric sundial dating back to the Bronze Age. "Making an archaeological discovery is in itself an important event, but to be part of one of the most sensational finds in recent years fills me with pride," said Giuseppe La Spina, one of the group which made the discovery. He added that the fact the sundial was located in Gela, the town on Sicily's southern coast where he was born, "makes me very emotional". La Spina and his colleagues came across...
  • 65 Years After Death, Body of Korean War Veteran Returns Home to San Diego

    01/07/2017 1:18:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 1/7 | Steven Luke
    The long overdue homecoming on Jan. 8 of the body of U.S. Army Major Jack Griffith – who died 65 years ago -- brought the tarmac at the San Diego International Airport to a brief standstill while people paid their respectsMore than six decades after his death, a U.S. military veteran who served in the Korean War finally made his way home to San Diego. On Saturday, the body of U.S. Army Major Jack Griffith arrived at Lindbergh Field in a coffin draped with the American Flag. A military funeral honors team helped move the coffin from the plane. The...
  • Marvel’s ‘Captain America’ parodies campus SJWs, but with company’s history fans can’t tell

    01/07/2017 7:41:21 AM PST · by Hube · 4 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 1/7/2017 | Dave Huber
    The latest issue of Marvel Comics’ Captain America: Sam Wilson features writer Nick Spencer taking jabs at campus social justice warriors (SJWs). Which seems quite, well, odd given Spencer’s far-left politics and hatred for all things conservative/Republican. As confirmation, readers and fans on Twitter and elsewhere couldn’t figure out whether to take the writer’s latest creation, the “Bombshells,” seriously or not. The Bombshells show up at a college to thwart an appearance by what Heat Street’s Ian Miles Cheong calls an amalgam of right-wing provocateurs Lauren Southern and Milo Yiannopoulos (although the woman’s name is Ariella Conner which indicates to...
  • Gems from "Follow Thru" & "Hold Everything" Victor Light Opera Company

    01/06/2017 11:10:42 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan
    YouTube ^ | 1929 | DeSylva-Brown-Henderson
    Victor Light Opera Company--Gems from "Follow Thru" and "Hold Everything"
  • Rare Glass Penny Being Auctioned in Fort Lauderdale

    01/06/2017 9:46:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Jan 4, 2017
    An experimental penny made of glass during World War II is about to be auctioned. Owner Roger Burdette says the coin is the only known unbroken glass penny in existence. During the war, copper was needed for ammunition. The U.S. Mint authorized tests that included making uncirculated pennies from other metals, plastic and rubber. The Blue Ridge Glass Co. in Tennessee made experimental pennies using tempered glass. Burdette says the impressions on the coins weren't precise, the weight and size weren't uniform and the coins developed sharp edges that cut fingers. He says they were likely destroyed. He says only...
  • Clinton State of the Union Speech, 1995, on Illegal immigration

    01/06/2017 11:56:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | January 1995
    Donald Trump should just televise this Bill Clinton speech from 1995 and then simply state "I'm Donald Trump and I approve this message" Let this go viral. Not one word of commentary needs to be added. Very short video - about 50 seconds. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO
  • The Wehrmacht Considered the Waffen S.S. to Be Poor Soldiers

    01/06/2017 11:39:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 6, 2016 | Robert Beckhusen
    Spend enough time on military history forums or keep up with battlefield reenactors, and you will surely notice a lingering fascination with the Waffen S.S. This, suffice to say, is a controversial issue in these communities. There’s a reoccurring complaint — history buffs want to get involved in World War II reenactments, but can’t find a group interested in roleplaying anything other than the Waffen S.S.
  • Nazi Germany Had Plans to Build a Massive Super Battleship Fleet

    01/06/2017 6:50:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 6, 2017 | Robert Farley
    In the mid-1930s, the Nazi government began to plan in detail for the reconstruction of German naval power. The destruction of the German High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow remained central to the mythology of German betrayal and defeat in World War I. Rebuilding the fleet would be a grand achievement worthy of the Nazis, but also in accord with long-term German foreign policy goals.
  • Anonymous World In Shock After US Hate Group “Black Lives Matter” Tortures White Man In Chicago

    01/06/2017 12:50:46 AM PST · by fella · 40 replies ^ | 5 January 2017 | Anonymous
    Anonymous World In Shock After US Hate Group “Black Lives Matter” Tortures White Man In Chicago
  • Woodrow Wilson, self described imperialist

    01/05/2017 7:38:22 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 4 replies
    On February 23rd, 1903, Woodrow Wilson said: I am of the class of men who are described as imperialists, and yet I have had such an intense sympathy with the men on the other side who are getting sat upon that I could almost have wished that my opinions were different that I might join their ranks. From The Papers of Woodrow Wilson, Volume 14, Page 367. Also, here. See also: Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and modern American imperialismProgressives don't want you to know, and many of them don't even know, that when they lament and bemoan "imperialism" they are...
  • The Royal Navy at Sea: A sailor's view (WW2 documentary series)

    01/05/2017 6:08:00 PM PST · by Fai Mao · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | unknown | George Blundell
    The Royal Navy at Sea
  • What sank the Titanic? New documentary claims fire weakened hull

    01/05/2017 1:48:18 PM PST · by Red Badger · 45 replies ^ | Thursday, January 05, 2017 12:41PM | Staff
    Did an intense fire on board R.M.S. Titanic lead to one of the worst disaster's in maritime history? A new documentary by author and journalist Senan Molony suggests the emergence of pictures hidden in a forgotten album for a century prove that the supposedly unsinkable passenger ship was weakened by a smoldering coal fire even before it left on its catastrophic maiden voyage. Titanic, which at the time of its sinking in 1912 was the biggest ship afloat, hit an iceberg in the north Atlantic on the night of April 14 and went down with the loss of about 1,500...
  • The poll is open (vanity - voting)

    01/05/2017 12:33:33 PM PST · by SouthWall · 10 replies ^ | 1/5/17 | Doug Wall
    Every two weeks, my small conservative website ask visitors to vote for their favorite conservative thought. Vote, then go to the categories and see some of the thoughts presented Not for Liberals Thank You
  • 1976 Pol Pot renames Cambodia

    01/05/2017 9:43:53 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 39 replies
    On this day in 1976, Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot announces a new constitution changing the name of Cambodia to Kampuchea and legalizing its Communist government. During the next three years his brutal regime sent the nation back to the Middle Ages and was responsible for the deaths of an estimated 1 to 2 million Cambodians. Pol Pot, who was born Saloth Sar in 1925 to a relatively well-off Cambodian family, became involved in the Communist movement as a young man studying in Paris. After he returned home to Cambodia, which gained its independence from France in 1954, he rose...
  • Top 10 Discoveries of 2016

    01/04/2017 11:12:28 PM PST · by YCTHouston · 11 replies
    Archaeology Magazine ^ | 12/12/2016 | The Editors
    The largest and most significant collection of Roman waxed writing tablets is providing an intriguing glimpse into life in early Roman London. More than 400 wooden tablets were unearthed by archaeologists from Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) during excavations at the site of the Bloomberg company’s new European headquarters. Roman London (called Londinium) was founded around A.D. 50, and the recovered texts, written by ordinary residents, record various names, as well as events and transactions that took place during the settlement’s first few decades.
  • A whole lot of Loving-A time to reflect on the rise of interracial marriage

    01/04/2017 2:35:56 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 20 replies
    The Economist ^ | 1/4/17 | John Prideaux
    If you are American and over 50, then you were born in a country where, in some states, it was still illegal to marry someone of another race. The 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that struck down those bans, Loving v Virginia, falls in 2017. Though there will undoubtedly be many news stories lamenting racial bias in areas of American life from policing and employment to housing, the rise of interracial marriage over the past half-century tells a different story. In the coming year, calculates William Frey of the Brookings Institution, a think-tank, nearly a fifth of all...
  • The Lost D-Day Documentary

    01/04/2017 2:10:07 PM PST · by Robert DeLong · 43 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 14, 2016 | YouTube SlidePast
    Four reels, discovered by researchers at the Eisenhower Library in 2014, were found to contain the first ever documentary of the D-Day landings. Intended as an initial report and produced in only days, the film was screened for military leadership and is mentioned in OSS reports as having been viewed by Winston Churchill, with copies 'flown to President Roosevelt and Mr. Stalin.' Apparently forgotten in the climactic weeks and months that followed, the film was cataloged as separate, non-sequential reels rather than a single production. The film, lost and forgotten for decades, was digitized by the US National Archives and...