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  • The 8 Weirdest Lamborghinis of All Time

    04/30/2016 11:44:40 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    Autos Cheat Sheet ^ | 30 Apr, 2016 | James Derek Sapienza
    Automotive history may be rife with tales of revenge and one-upmanship, but no one can top the story of Ferruccio Lamborghini, founder of one of the most outrageous performance car companies in the world, who would’ve turned 100 this week. In 1948, he founded Lamborghini Tractori SpA, and by the mid-’50s, Lamborghini had risen from humble roots to become a wealthy industrialist, expanding into air conditioners and oil heaters — and building an impressive car collection for himself. By the end of the decade, he had fallen for Ferrari’s beautiful 250GT, buying several. But their lack of durability and comfort...
  • Kentucky Confederate monument to be removed after 120 years

    04/30/2016 4:57:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    AP ^ | April 29, 2016 | Dylan Lovan
    A Confederate monument capped with a statue of Jefferson Davis will be removed from a spot near the University of Louisville campus where it has stood since 1895. The stone monument honoring Kentuckians who died for the Confederacy in the Civil War will be moved to another location, University President James Ramsey and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said during a surprise announcement Friday.
  • On the Fritz: Rethinking Frederick the Great

    04/29/2016 9:22:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    National Interest ^ | April 28, 2016 | William Anthony Hay
    Tim Blanning, Frederick the Great: King of Prussia (New York: Random House, 2016), 688 pp., $35.00. NAPOLEON SWIFTLY conquered Prussia in October 1806, inflicting crushing defeats at Jena and Auerstedt that humbled a realm long known for its military tradition. A bulletin announcing news of the two battles described them as expunging the fifty-year stain left by Frederick the Great’s victory over a French army at Rossbach in 1757. When he visited Frederick the Great’s tomb with a group of his generals, Napoleon purportedly instructed them, “hats off gentlemen, if he were alive we wouldn’t be here today.”
  • Legal Immigration Destroyed the Roman Empire.

    04/29/2016 8:32:42 AM PDT · by dangus · 13 replies
    Dangus
    You probably know the Visigoths as the Germanic tribes who invaded the Roman Empire. You're wrong. The Visigoths did not "invade" the Roman Empire. They were legal immigrants, who simply never fully assimilated into Roman law. The Visigoths lived in Dacia, the region beyond the Northern frontier of the Roman Empire, north of Greece and what is now Bulgaria. Invasions from Huns led Goth leader Fritigern to appeal to Roman Emperor Valens to immigrate to Rome. Valens perceived of them as potentially productive workers and even soldiers. The Visigoths soon became impoverished, and began selling their women for food and...
  • Trump, Tariffs, Conservatism and the Constitution

    04/28/2016 7:21:59 PM PDT · by tophat9000 · 17 replies
    wiki ^ | wiki
    Tariffs as a source of federal government Revenue So there seem to be some conservatives that are scoffing at Trump talking about tariffs as part of reinvigorating domestic US Industries ... protecting them.... Yet tariffs are probably one of the most back to the founders concept that any candidate is talking about Look at the graph and then read the Wiki page you'll see that tariffs on Imports was the prime source of income for the federal government before the federal income tax system When America was young and weak, tariffs were the founding fathers tool to promote growth of...
  • Cheating Death, a Holocaust Survivor Tells Her Tale

    04/28/2016 12:30:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    nj.com ^ | April 28, 2016
    Imagine finding refuge with your family from the Nazis only to have your life threatened by your own family and other refugees. This is what happened to Frances (Fay) Malkin, now 78 and living in West Orange, when she was a child in Poland in 1942. Along with her mother, grandmother, two aunts, two uncles, a cousin and seven other Jews, including a medical doctor, she spent two years in a hayloft above a pig sty. The property was owned by a Polish Catholic woman, Francisca Halamajowa. Malkin was 4 years old and took to fits of crying constantly. Her...
  • * VANITY * He Saved 669 Children During The Holocaust… * VANITY *

    04/28/2016 12:04:42 PM PDT · by knarf · 10 replies
    FB ^ | April 28, 2016 | knarf
    I received this in my FB today and it's only a couple of minutes
  • The Real Redcoats: How the British fought the American Revolution—bravely

    04/28/2016 8:03:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 93 replies
    American Conservative ^ | April 28, 2016 | Alan Pell Crawford
    A few paces west of the public beach in Yorktown, Virginia, is a little cave looking out toward the water. We all know Yorktown from history class. This is where, in October 1781, the British army commanded by Lord Cornwallis surrendered to the Americans under General George Washington and the French under the Comte de Rochambeau. It’s not much of a cave, really, but tourists by the thousands stop to peep into it, as they have for more than two centuries. It is known to this day as “Cornwallis’s Cave,” and for most of our history visitors have been told...
  • The Jewish Plot To Kill Hitler

    04/27/2016 11:06:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Tablet ^ | 4/24 | Robert Rockaway
    How the FBI prevented Jewish American gangsters from altering the course of history in 1933“In 1933, I was approached by someone respectable, a Jew not involved in any criminal activity, and asked for my help. He wanted me to contact some of my underworld pals in a plan to kill Hitler.” I stared at the man sitting across from me. I was incredulous. A plan to kill Hitler in 1933? Involving Jewish American mobsters? Was he serious? The story seemed far-fetched, a bube meyseh (old wives’ tale). I was skeptical. Still, I wrote down what he told me. He said...
  • Woman found near Manson murders IDed after 47 years

    Jurvetson's body was found Nov. 16, 1969, by a birdwatcher in dense brush off the iconic Mulholland Drive. She had been stabbed 150 times and didn't have identification. ... After going unidentified for years, Jurvetson eventually became known Jane Doe No. 59. The location and timing of her killing, just a few miles away from several Manson family murders, has long fueled speculation that Jurvetson's case was connected. ... Police said they used DNA to identify Jurvetson after her sister recognized a photo posted of the young woman's body online. The sister, Anne Jurvetson, told People that the "free-spirited and...
  • Belfast rectory that inspired Narnia author CS Lewis may be set for listed status

    04/26/2016 9:32:08 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 8 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 19 April 2016 | Rebecca Black
    CS Lewis was baptised at St Mark's Church off the Holywood Road in east Belfast and attended it as a child. The old rectory beside it would also have been familiar territory to the author as it was once home to his grandfather, the Rev Thomas Hamilton, who was the first rector at St Mark's. A distinctive lion's head-shaped door knob on the rectory is even believed to have inspired the key character of Aslan ...
  • Great Big Story app & website

    04/26/2016 5:44:13 PM PDT · by ctdonath2
    Great Big Story | 4/26/16 | Self with Great Big Story
    CNN's Great Big Story iPhone app and website relaunched today - check it out for fun & uplifting video stories 2-3 minutes long, about 3 released daily.
  • Ku Klux Klan Claims $20K in Clinton Donations

    04/26/2016 1:46:09 PM PDT · by fella · 9 replies
    Vacativ ^ | 25 April 2016 | James King
    Ku Klux Klan Claims $20K in Clinton DonationsPop up blocks copy and paste.
  • Modern DNA Reveals Ancient Male Population Explosions Linked To Migration And Technology

    04/26/2016 11:36:26 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Eurekalert! ^ | April 25, 2016 | Mark Thomson, Sanger Institute
    The largest ever study of global genetic variation in the human Y chromosome has uncovered the hidden history of men. Research published today (25 April) in Nature Genetics reveals explosions in male population numbers in five continents, occurring at times between 55 thousand and four thousand years ago... analysed sequence differences between the Y chromosomes of more than 1200 men from 26 populations around the world using data generated by the 1000 Genomes Project... involved 42 scientists from four continents... Analysing the Y chromosomes of modern men can tell us about the lives of our ancestors. The Y chromosome is...
  • High Alpine Dairying May Have Begun Over 3000 Years Ago

    04/26/2016 11:30:40 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    Eurekalert! ^ | April 22, 2016 | Beth Jones, PLOS.org
    Dairy fats on Iron Age pottery sherds, evidence of pre-historic origin for dairying. The discovery of dairy fats on ancient pottery may indicate dairying high in the Alps occurred as early as the Iron Age over 3000 years ago, according to a study published April 21, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Francesco Carrer from the University of York, UK, and colleagues. Dairy farming has long been an important economic and cultural tradition in the European high Alps, but little is known about when and how the practice originated. Using organic residue analysis, the authors of the present...
  • Why Did Hillary Clinton Lie About Benghazi?

    04/26/2016 11:00:44 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 69 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 4/26/2015 | blueunicorn6
    Why did Hillary Clinton lie about Benghazi? There is no doubt that she lied. It has been proven that she told two completely different stories. What exactly was the lie? She lied about the enemy's motive for attacking us at Benghazi. She told the American people that we were attacked at Benghazi by a disorganized mob because some Libyans were mad about a video they saw. She knew this explanation was a lie. She told her daughter, almost immediately, that the attack was an organized attack by our enemies. Why did she tell this particular lie? You lie to cover...
  • "Dress Right.....Dress!"

    04/26/2016 9:02:44 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 13 replies
    Drill And Ceremonies | 4/26/2015 | blueunicorn6
    One of the first things you learn in the military is how to move and work with other people. The Sergeants taught me how to stand in line and how to turn without tripping the people I was with. The quickest and most efficient means of moving a large group of people is to put them in a formation and march them. This also sends a message to anyone watching that the people marching together are focused, disciplined and ready to fight. Let's say you need to move a bunch of people from a football field to a park. You...
  • The Stubborn Persistence of Confederate Monuments

    04/26/2016 8:41:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 25, 2016 | David A. Graham
    For most Americans, today is the second day of work this week. But state employees in Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia are just kicking off the work week: They had Monday off for Confederate Memorial Day. Last July, it seemed like the momentum against the Confederacy had turned definitively, the biggest reversal since July of 1863. After the massacre at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina lowered the Confederate battle flag from the capitol grounds. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley ordered it removed in Montgomery, the former capital of the Confederacy, too. Cities and states began tearing down or quietly removing...
  • Ara Pacis Illuminated: 3D models shed light on shadowy theory [update]

    04/25/2016 9:54:50 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Using NASA data and 3D modeling, Indiana University Bloomington professor Bernard Frischer and his research team have dispelled a long-held theory regarding the relationship between two famous monuments in ancient Rome. The Ara Pacis Augustae, or Altar of Augustan Peace, was built in 9 B.C.E. in ancient Rome's Campus Martius. The marble altar stood as a propagandistic celebration of the peace and prosperity ushered into the new empire by Rome's first emperor, Augustus. Near the Ara Pacis sat a 71-foot-high granite obelisk brought from Egypt by Augustus, which served as the gnomon, or pointer, of a meridian line. Following a...
  • Hillary "Lost" $6,000,000,000 Of Taxpayer Money

    04/25/2016 8:54:10 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 38 replies
    Wonder | 4/25/2016 | blueunicorn6
    Hillary Clinton "lost" $6,000,000,000 (six billion dollars) of hard-earned American Taxpayer provided money while she served as The Secretary of State for The United States. We're not talking "lost" like when a ship sinks or an investment declines or your number didn't come up on the roulette wheel. We're talking "lost" like "Gosh, I don't know where that money went." Hillary is now begging us to give her the job of President of The United States. Why wouldn't she? She got away with "losing" $6,000,000,000 of hard-earned American Taxpayer money before. Think of how much money she could "lose" as...
  • 1,000 year old Hindu 'Shiva linga' unearthed

    04/24/2016 4:54:58 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies
    Bangkok Post (and the jokes keep writing themselves) ^ | Friday, April 15, 2016 | Nutjaree Rakrun (seriously?)
    An ancient Hindu phallic symbol believed to be more than 1,000 years old has been found at a local temple in Tha Sala district. Anat Bamrungwong, director of 14th Regional Office of the Fine Arts Department in Nakhon Sithammarat, said Thursday the shiva linga or Hindu phallic symbol is believed to be about 1,300-1,400 years old. Hinduism thrived in Surat Thani and Nakhon Si Thammarat around the 10th-12th centuries, Mr Anat said... The shiva linga has a base which is about 47cm wide and 1 metre long. Its base has flowers carved in relief which in the Tawaravadee style, Mr...
  • The Donald Trump Prophecy - End Time Presidential Election 2016

    04/23/2016 8:38:57 PM PDT · by SubMareener · 70 replies
    Discover Ministries ^ | Apr 18, 2016 | Steve Cioccolanti
    News 18 April 2016: the same day Discover Ministries posted this video about "The Donald", TruNews also posted an audio recording about a prophecy in 2011 that Donald Trump is God's anointed. The Church is divided because it lacks discernment and makes judgments based on personal feelings for a person. But much like Cyrus and Nebuchadnezzar, whom the believers could NOT believe and could NOT accept that God would use, Trump is sent by the Lord to expose the corrupt establishment. God will raise up the leader whom He wills. He is not beholden to the Church's earthly opinion. This...
  • Shakespeare died on 23 April 1616

    04/23/2016 1:18:02 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 30 replies
    self | 4/23/2016 | self
    William Shakespeare died three days before his 52nd birthday. He died within a month of signing his will, a document which he begins by describing himself as being in "perfect health". Wondering if this notable date has been reported in the MSM, seeing as how they are all students of literature/s
  • Prehistoric Hand Stencils In Spanish Caves Not Randomly Placed, Say Researchers

    04/23/2016 11:54:33 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 44 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Sunday, April 17, 2016 | editors
    Prehistoric cave occupants paid attention to cave wall morphology and touch when creating hand stencils. Human occupants of two caves in Northern Spain put some thought into where they placed their hand stencils on cave walls as much as 37,000 years ago, during Palaeolithic times. The topography and physical characteristics of the walls in the low light conditions of the caves seem to have mattered to them, suggest a team of researchers... What they found was a pattern that indicated selection or attention to certain types of natural cave wall features for placement of the stencils. "In total 80% of...
  • "The Gaza Stripper" [mashup video]

    04/23/2016 11:03:22 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 7 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 4/23/16 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg" [ed.]
    I thought that we could use an inspirational video for Passover. (Music, obviously, is not mine.)
  • Hillary Clinton Turned $1,000 Into $99,540, White House Says

    04/23/2016 10:17:28 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 32 replies
    New Yolk Slimes (Historical Archives) ^ | March 30, 1994 | STEPHEN LABATON
    WASHINGTON, March 29— The White House said today that in 1978 Hillary Rodham Clinton invested $1,000 in commodities futures and that the investment grew in 10 months of trading in the notoriously volatile market into a gain of nearly $100,000. Seeking to dispel suggestions that the trades were risk-free and improperly arranged by an Arkansas lawyer who represents one of the state's most powerful companies, the White House issued a statement this afternoon that said the First Lady had put up her own money and that she bore all of the financial risks in a marketplace where three out of...
  • Post Your William Shakespeare Observations

    04/23/2016 8:31:19 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 187 replies
    Self | April 23, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    Exactly 400 years ago on this day, William Shakespeare passed this mortal coil. His effect on the English language was YUUUUUGE. Therefore I am asking for general observations on The Bard. p.s. PLEASE DON'T post conspiracy theories about how the true author of the Shakespeare plays was really somebody else. That stuff is old AND annoying. It was SHAKESPEARE who wrote it.
  • When Swiss Used to Mean Badass

    04/23/2016 6:12:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 23, 2016 | Robert Bateman
    The Eidgenossen matter. The who? What? Why? OK, let me back up. Two weeks ago, while talking about the Battle of Crecy I mentioned the concept of a Revolution in Military Affairs. At that time I gave a fairly simple definition. A better, or perhaps just more complete definition of a Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) might go like this: “A fundamental change in the practice of warfare
  • ‘Be cheerful, live your life:’ Ancient mosaic ‘meme’ found in Turkey’s south

    04/23/2016 2:02:22 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    Hurriyet ^ | April 20, 2016 | Anadolu Agency
    Demet Kara, an archaeologist from the Hatay Archaeology Museum, said the mosaic, which was called the “skeleton mosaic,” belonged to the dining room of a house from the 3rd century B.C., as new findings have been unearthed in the ancient city of Antiocheia. “There are three scenes on glass mosaics made of black tiles. Two things are very important among the elite class in the Roman period in terms of social activities: The first is the bath and the second is dinner. In the first scene, a black person throws fire. That symbolizes the bath. In the middle scene, there...
  • Memo Places Hillary Clinton At Core of Travel Office Case

    04/22/2016 7:57:05 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 25 replies
    New Yoke Slimes (Historical Reference) ^ | January 5, 1996 | DAVID JOHNSTON
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 4— A memorandum by a former Presidential aide depicts Hillary Rodham Clinton as the central figure in the 1993 travel office dismissals, a politically damaging episode that the aide said had resulted from a climate of fear in which officials did not dare question Mrs. Clinton's wishes. The newly released draft memorandum, written by David Watkins, the former top administrative aide at the White House, also sharply contradicts the White House's official account of Mrs. Clinton as merely an interested observer in the events that led to the dismissal of the White House travel staff and their replacement...
  • Blast From the Past: Obama and the Mau Mau [Explains Baraq's Brexit antics]

    04/22/2016 1:04:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
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  • Who was Harriet Tubman?

    04/22/2016 12:58:58 PM PDT · by Twotone · 30 replies
    WallBuilders ^ | April 22, 2016 | Staff
    It was announced this week that Harriet Tubman will be on the face of the new $20 bill, to replace Andrew Jackson. Far too few today have heard much about this remarkable woman, so this is a good time to learn something about Harriet Tubman. She was born a slave in Maryland somewhere around 1820-1825. She escaped from slavery by using the Underground Railroad -- a series of secret routes running from the safe house of one anti-slavery citizen to another, which provided fleeing slaves safe passage and assistance from the South into the Northern states or Canada (see some...
  • Trump vs. 'Conman' Reagan

    04/22/2016 9:16:48 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    When Donald Trump’s political credentials as a Republican and/or conservative are challenged, he likes to remind people that Ronald Reagan was a Democrat once and managed to evolve over time. Except that Reagan’s conversion was real and he had two terms as governor of California to prove his bona fides before he ran for president as a conservative Republican. As Reagan campaign manager Stu Spencer and speechwriter Ken Khachiagin note in a Real Clear Politics piece: Yes, Ronald Reagan migrated from being a liberal Democrat to the gold standard for conservative Republicans. But Reagan’s views evolved over four decades’ worth...
  • Four Saudi Shockers 60 Minutes Left Out of Their 28 Pages Report

    04/22/2016 9:26:17 AM PDT · by fella · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 April 2016 | Lee Stranahan
    Those Saudi connections continued while Bill Clinton was president. As Breitbart News detailed in an exhaustive two-part piece recently, the White House tradition of holding a Muslim Eid dinner began with the Clintons and the events were hosted by Hillary Clinton herself. Hillary Clinton’s closest aide and advisor on Islamic issues, Huma Abedin, was raised in Saudi Arabia and as Breitbart reporting showed, came into Mrs. Clinton’s life midway through the Clinton administration in 1996.
  • What They Didn’t Teach You in School about Harriet Tubman

    04/22/2016 8:37:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/22/2016 | Eli Lehrer
    Harriet Tubman is a good choice to replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill. Jackson, the first Democratic president, is exactly the sort of overheated, pompous populist that has tended to screw up the American political system. His demotion to the back of the bill is long overdue. But before we act to raise Tubman’s stature to the point that she is memorialized on commonly used currency, it behooves Americans to understand her role in our common history. It’s a lot more interesting than the description of her as an “Underground Railroad conductor” that appears in my...
  • Obama to make historic Hiroshima visit after G-7 summit

    04/22/2016 7:17:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | April 22, 2016 | Staff
    U.S. President Barack Obama will make a historic visit to the site of the world's first atomic bombing in Hiroshima after the G-7 summit in Japan in May, U.S. sources said. Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit the city, which was devastated by an American nuclear bomb dropped in the final days of World War II on Aug. 6, 1945.
  • Hubble captures birthday bubble

    04/21/2016 10:07:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    phys.org ^ | April 21, 2016 | Provided by: ESA/Hubble Information Centre
    The Bubble Nebula, also known as NGC 7653, is an emission nebula located 11,000 light-years away. This stunning new image was observed by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to celebrate its 26th year in space. Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team =============================================================================================================== This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image, released to celebrate Hubble's 26th year in orbit, captures in stunning clarity what looks like a gigantic cosmic soap bubble. The object, known as the Bubble Nebula, is in fact a cloud of gas and dust illuminated by the brilliant star within it. The vivid new portrait of this dramatic scene...
  • Olympic flame lit for troubled Rio Games

    04/21/2016 9:05:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    AFP ^ | April 21, 2016 | John Hadoulis with Eleni Colliopoulou
    The Olympic flame was lit Thursday in an ancient temple in one country in crisis and solemnly sent off carrying international hopes that Brazil's political paralysis will not taint the Rio Games that start in barely 100 days. As the flame was kindled in the 2,600-year-old Temple of Hera at Ancient Olympia, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach and Rio organisers sought to rally support.
  • The World’s Biggest Mortar Shelled Israeli Troops and Chechen Civilians

    04/21/2016 6:18:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 21, 2016 | Sebastian Roblin
    The Russian M240 240-millimeter mortar, along with its vehicle-mounted counterpart the 2S4 Tyulpan or “Tulip,” is possibly the largest-caliber tube artillery, not including rockets, used in combat today. Its massive shells were intended to smash apart heavy military fortifications, but just as often they have been employed to rain devastation upon densely-populated urban areas.
  • Which White Guy Should Obama Replace When We Honor Him on Our Currency?

    04/21/2016 6:13:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Slate ^ | April 20, 2016 | Ben Mathis-Lilley
    In a triumph of common sense, historical awareness, and crazed enthusiasm for a Broadway rap musical, the Treasury Department has announced that Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, which will void a previous decision to take Alexander "Hamilton" Hamilton off the $10. (Update, 4:45 p.m.: Treasury says there will still be some sort of image of Jackson on the back of the bill.) This is great news, and it brings up another important question: Which historical figure should our current president, Barack Hussein Obama, replace when we honor his legacy by putting him on an item...
  • Happy San Jacinto Day Texas

    04/21/2016 4:52:09 AM PDT · by GregoTX · 37 replies
    Texas State Historical Society ^ | 8/21/1836 | General Sam Houston
    SAN JACINTO, BATTLE OF. The battle of San Jacinto was the concluding military event of the Texas Revolution. On March 13, 1836, the revolutionary army at Gonzales began to retreat eastward. It crossed the Colorado River on March 17 and camped near present Columbus on March 20, recruiting and reinforcements having increased its size to 1,200 men. Sam Houston's scouts reported Mexican troops west of the Colorado to number 1,325. On March 25 the Texans learned of James W. Fannin's defeat at Goliad (see GOLIAD CAMPAIGN OF 1836), and many of the men left the army to join their families...
  • Egyptian Amulet Bearing Name of Pharaoh Found in Soil from Temple Mount

    04/21/2016 1:29:34 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | April 19th, 2016 | JNi.Media
    The amulet was discovered by Neshama Spielman, a twelve year-old girl from Jerusalem who came with her family to participate in the Temple Mount Sifting Project. “While I was sifting, I came across a piece of pottery that was different from others I had seen, and I immediately thought that maybe I had found something special,” said Spielman. “It’s amazing to find something thousands of years old from ancient Egypt all the way here in Jerusalem! Celebrating Passover this year is going to be extra meaningful to me.” The Passover festival, commemorating the Biblical account of the ancient Israelites Exodus...
  • NEW YORK COMMEMORATES PATRIOTS DAY!

    04/20/2016 10:37:59 PM PDT · by fortheDeclaration · 5 replies
    Ann Coulter.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Ann Coulter
    NEW YORK COMMEMORATES PATRIOTS DAY! April 20, 2016 So that you won't be fooled by MSNBC's Rachel Maddow claiming Second Amendment supporters were celebrating the Oklahoma City bombing this week -- as she has on April 19 in years past -- Tuesday was the anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord, a date all Americans used to know. This year, New Yorkers celebrated by voting to keep the country that was christened in blood at Lexington and Concord. Until Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, most Americans knew as little about Paul Revere's ride as Rachel Maddow does today. Listen my...
  • Incredible photos of Titanic’s last lifeboat show rotting bodies...[shortened title]

    04/20/2016 9:06:52 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 49 replies
    The Sun ^ | April 19, 2016
    WITH a groan of tortured metal and the screams of the remaining passengers still clinging to her hull, Titanic sank beneath the waves and the last unlaunched canvas lifeboat was washed from her deck into the foaming, whirlpool of freezing water. Third class passenger Edvard Lindell, floundering in the maelstrom, struck out desperately in the direction of the half-submerged craft and managed to drag himself aboard but wife Gerda, already exhausted by the numbingly-cold water, did not have the strength to clamber into the swamped Collapsible Lifeboat A. Like a scene from James Cameron’s Titanic movie, she held on for...
  • Jack Hylton & His Orchestra "I'll Say To You" HMV B5407 (1928)

    04/20/2016 7:41:41 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1928 | Chick Endor
    Jack Hylton & His Orchestra "I'll Say To You" HMV B5407 (1928)
  • Ronald Reagan's classic Jeep visits Washington

    04/20/2016 5:36:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 24 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 4/20/16 | Fow News
    Yep, Ronnie was a wheeler. A 1962 Willy’s Jeep CJ-6 once owned by President Reagan is on display on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as part of the Cars at the Capital event organized by the Historic Vehicle Association. The used 4x4 was a Christmas gift from his wife Nancy in 1963, and was famously driven by him around their Rancho del Cielo in California’s Santa Ynez mountains well into his presidency.
  • Under English Garden, 'Unparalleled' Remains of Roman Villa

    04/20/2016 10:39:01 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 17, 2016 | Steven Erlanger
    The geraniums grew in an oblong stone vessel, and no one ever thought much about it. But when Luke Irwin, a rug designer in the county of Wiltshire, England, hired workmen to lay electric cables under his yard, so that his son could have light in a barn when the family played table tennis, they uncovered an intricate mosaic floor of red, blue and white tiles only 18 inches down. Mr. Irwin called the local council, which sent archaeologists who discovered the remains of a lavish Roman villa under his extensive yard, and told him that the flowers were growing...
  • Free Government Services Analogy... As Related To A Beautiful Bird Feeder

    04/19/2016 3:14:02 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 17 replies
    Email from Ed | Apr 19, 2016 | Ed Sherdlu
    I bought a bird feeder. I hung it on my back porch and filled it with seed. What a beauty of a bird feeder it was, as I filled it lovingly with seed. Within a week we had hundreds of birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food. But then the birds started building nests in the boards of the patio, above the table, and next to the barbecue. Then came the bird poop. It was everywhere: on the patio tile, the chairs, the table ... everywhere! Then some of the birds turned mean. They...
  • History Comes on Horseback in Lexington (Reenactment Helps Kick Off Patriots Day)

    04/19/2016 2:46:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Boston globe ^ | APRIL 18, 2016 | Joshua Miller
    History came on horseback here early Monday morning, with the breathless cries of a rider warning: “The Regulars are just down the road! They’re massing for battle.” Decked in lobster-red, marching up what’s now Massachusetts Avenue and onto the Common, the British soldiers did come, finding a ragtag band of local militiamen standing their ground, unwilling to disperse. The story of what happened next — the shot of unknown provenance, the lopsided battle, the American Revolution — has been told and retold for 241 years. But it was fresh to some of the thousands of spectators and performers at the...
  • Cruz: The One We Waited For... and then Rejected

    04/19/2016 11:49:04 AM PDT · by pgyanke · 367 replies
    Vanity | 4/19/2016 | pgyanke
    Credit to Pookie18I don't know about you but I'm sick and tired of this election season. FR has turned into a bickering board of bitter bubbleheads, it seems. Where we used to see Ted Cruz as a principled conservative... we now attack anyone who likes him as a "Cruzite" or "Cruzombie"... what happened? First, there was the attack against him that he played dirty tricks in Iowa by relaying an MSM message that Carson was leaving the race. What would you do? If you are in a popularity contest against multiple opponents, wouldn't you make sure that the votes of...