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  • Video: Street scenes and daily life in actual film from the 1890's

    10/23/2017 6:13:37 AM PDT · by NRx · 48 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2016 | Britannia Panopticon
    Appx 40 minutes of video taken mostly in the last decade of the 19th century from around the world depicting street scenes and daily life. Sound has been added for effect.
  • Trump has no plan to block scheduled release of Kennedy assassination records

    10/21/2017 3:36:08 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 66 replies ^ | 10.21.17
    President Donald Trump says he doesn't plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination. "Subject to the receipt of further information," he wrote in a Saturday morning tweet (Oct. 21), "I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened." The National Archives has until Thursday to disclose the remaining files related to Kennedy's 1963 assassination in Dallas....
  • WATCH: Hillary Clinton admits she tried to skip Trump’s inauguration

    10/21/2017 12:26:19 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 29 replies
    True Pundit ^ | Oct 21, 2017 | True Pundit Staff
    Hillary Clinton admitted that she tried to skip President Trump’s inauguration ceremony. “I really tried to get out of going,” Clinton said Friday on Britain’s “The Graham Norton Show.” Clinton said she and former President Bill Clinton hoped other past presidents wouldn’t go, giving them an excuse not to attend even though it’s “tradition” for former officeholders to go and show “support and continuity of our government.
  • At Mississippi school: Goodbye, Confederacy. Hello, Obama

    10/18/2017 1:37:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 18, 2017 | by Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press
    JACKSON, Miss. - A Mississippi school is shedding the name of the Confederacy's only president and will instead be named for the first African-American president of the United States. Davis International Baccalaureate Elementary School in Jackson was named decades ago for Jefferson Davis. In a move proposed by parents, the school with 98 percent African-American enrollment will be renamed for Barack Obama in the next academic year. The PTA president announced the planned change at a school board meeting Tuesday.
  • The tragic plight of Germans in AMERICA during the First World War I

    10/18/2017 9:20:01 AM PDT · by Jewbacca · 270 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10/18/2017 | Harvey Day
    A fascinating collection of photos have resurfaced showing the hardships faced by German-Americans at the brutal height of the First World War. As Europe was ravaged by fighting, German immigrants in the US suffered harassment, internment, lynchings - and even the humiliation of being tarred and feathered. Although a little-remembered part of history today, America was wracked by the fear and paranoia that swept from coast to coast during the Great War. The United States declared war on Germany in April 1917 and helped lead the Allies to victory. But before that, many Americans were terrified of the German threat...
  • CNBCs own 'Dr. Doom' Faber: 'Thank God white people populated America'

    10/17/2017 1:50:53 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 152 replies
    CNBC ^ | Jeff Cox | @JeffCoxCNBCcom
    Market doomsayer Marc "Dr. Doom" Faber has launched a racially charged diatribe in his latest newsletter, alleging that the U.S. is great primarily because it is ruled by white people. The eccentric Gloom, Boom & Doom report author, who often speaks on CNBC and other financial media, generally forecasting some type of market downturn, focused his latest comments on the racial conflicts happening around the country. (A CNBC spokesperson said it will not book him in the future.) "And thank God white people populated America, and not the blacks. Otherwise, the US would look like Zimbabwe, which it might look...
  • It's the anniversary of the 1066 Battle of Hastings: history, videos, maps, and links

    10/14/2017 5:13:43 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 25 replies ^ | 10/13/2017 | VA Viper
    Today is the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings in 1066, in which William the Conqueror initiated the Norman conquest of England by defeating the forces of the Anglo-Saxon King Harold, who was killed in the conflict (although there's been recent speculation that Harold survived). William, Duke of Normandy, had been promised the English throne by his cousin, Edward the Confessor (reigned 1042-1066), and Harold, earl of Wessex, had sworn agreement to that succession. However, with the death of Edward, Harold crowned himself king, leading William to mount a sea-borne invasion to assert his own right. Landing his army on...
  • Today's Turn-of-the-Century Problems

    10/13/2017 4:34:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 13, 2017 | Michael Barone
    Is America in a new Gilded Age? That's the contention of Republican political consultant Bruce Mehlman, and in a series of 35 slides, he makes a strong case. In many ways, problems facing America today resemble those facing what we still call "turn-of-the-century" America, the 1890s to the 1910s. Just as employment shifted from farms to factories a century ago, it has been moving from manufacturing to services recently. Financial crashes are another point of resemblance, coming precisely 100 years apart. The panic of 1907 was resolved when J.P. Morgan locked his fellow financiers in his library and required them...
  • Never-Trumpism in Historical Perspective:

    10/11/2017 9:41:32 AM PDT · by CDB · 8 replies
    The Atlantic Magazine ^ | June 2013 | Mark Bowden
    Sure, we revere Lincoln today, but in his lifetime the bile poured on him from every quarter makes today’s Internet vitriol seem dainty...He was called a coward, “an idiot,” and “the original gorilla” by none other than the commanding general of his armies, George McClellan. ...As for the Gettysburg Address...A London Times correspondent wrote, “Anything more dull and commonplace it wouldn’t be easy to produce.”
  • Colorized images of old New York

    10/10/2017 5:49:18 PM PDT · by NRx · 36 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 6 2017 | RiverMedia
    A collection of images from old New York and some of the surrounding areas that have been colorized.
  • October 10th, 732 - the clash of Muslim vs Western civilizations at the Battle of Tours

    10/10/2017 7:22:41 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 14 replies ^ | 10/09/2017 | VA Viper
    A victorious line of march had been prolonged above a thousand miles from the rock of Gibraltar to the banks of the Loire. The repetition of an equal space would have carried the Saracens to the confines of Poland and the Highlands of Scotland; the Rhine is not more impassable than the Nile or Euphrates, and the Arabian fleet might have sailed without a naval combat into the mouth of the Thames. Perhaps the interpretation of the Koran would now be taught in the schools of Oxford, and the pulpit might demonstrate to circumcised people the sanctity and truth of...
  • VANITY--Surprise, Surprise. Google no cute little cartoon for Christopher Columbus Day

    10/09/2017 8:30:27 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 4 replies
    But somehow manage to pump out a cute little cartoon for every obscure NON-western European "history maker." The only surprise is they didn't do an "Indigenous Peoples" day theme. . .
  • Texas Capital Dumps Columbus Day for ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’

    10/06/2017 1:17:15 PM PDT · by workerbee · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/6/17 | Merrill Hope
    The Austin City Council voted Thursday to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, a holiday that honors Native Americans, and no longer recognize Columbus Day. Austin follows such U.S. cities as Berkeley, Seattle, Denver, Albuquerque, Phoenix, and most recently, Los Angeles, in replacing the traditional holiday to instead declare that the second Tuesday of October honor America’s indigenous people. Councilmembers approved a resolution that sought “to create a path of healing and reconciliation” noting that October 12, 1492, marked the “beginning of the colonization of indigenous people that forever changed their identity, cultures, and achievements.”
  • Greenfield: The Center for Jewish History's Jewish Problem

    10/03/2017 8:15:41 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 9 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 10/2/17 | Greenfield
    Monday, October 02, 2017 The Center for Jewish History's Jewish Problem Posted by Daniel Greenfield The Jewish community was shocked when it learned that David N. Myers, a militant anti-Israel activist, had been quietly put into place as the head of the Center for Jewish History. There was even more shock at the unquestioning support that Myers received from establishment figures at the Center and its constituent organizations like the American Jewish Historical Society. There is a very good reason for that. David N. Myers did not end up in his position by accident. The defenses of his anti-Israel activism...
  • Does Our Society Still Support the Right to be Wrong?

    09/27/2017 1:30:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | September 27, 2017 | Jonah Goldberg
    The whole idea of a free society is based on a very simple idea that is very hard to live by: People have the right to be wrong. This idea has ancient roots, but it was always and everywhere a minority opinion, unpopular with both the masses and the rulers, until relatively recently. In the "modern" era, its status as one of the defining ideas of Western civilization can be traced to the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648. After a century of bloody religious wars between Catholics and Protestants -- with Jews often getting caught in the crossfire -- the...
  • New York Times publishes probably its worst op-ed for 2017

    09/26/2017 12:33:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 26, 2017 | Becket Adams
    Diversity of thought is the hallmark of any good opinion page.Unfortunately, because it's the job of an opinion editor to welcome all viewpoints, some remarkably stupid stuff gets published every now and then.Because even a very stupid dog gets its day.Take, for example, an op-ed published this week by the New York Times headlined, "How Did Women Fare in China's Communist Revolution?"The main thrust of the article, which is little more than a shameful bit of apologia for Mao Zedong, who is personally responsible for more than 45 million deaths, is that Chinese women were liberated by the country's great...
  • Lessons From the Center of the World

    09/26/2017 11:02:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | September 26, 2017 | Salena Zito
    CENTER OF THE WORLD, OH -- In 1845, noted academic, businessman and admitted-eccentric Randall D. Wilmot from New York City came to a plot of land along the Mahoning River in Braceville and decided to settle here and establish a business. It was a smart move at the time: The land was located along the vibrant Pittsburgh-to-Akron stagecoach route; every day, scores of travelers and merchants came through, hungry, thirsty and looking for a place to spend the night. So he went about establishing an inn and general store. It thrived for more than 20 years and made him a...
  • Survey: Just A Quarter Of Americans Can Name All 3 Branches Of Government

    09/25/2017 11:25:29 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 35 replies
    StudyFinds / Annenberg Public Policy Center ^ | 09/25/17 | Daniel Steingold
    Researchers at the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) surveyed over 1,000 American adults, finding a shocking lack of knowledge as it pertains to U.S. politics among the general populace.... “Protecting the rights guaranteed by the Constitution presupposes that we know what they are. The fact that many don’t is worrisome,” says Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) of the University of Pennsylvania, in a press release. “These results emphasize the need for high-quality civics education in the schools and for press reporting that underscores the existence of constitutional protections.”
  • Arizona Teacher Makes Students Recite Gender-Neutral Version Of Declaration Of Independence

    09/23/2017 2:47:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    InternationalBusinessTimes ^ | 09/21/17 | DANIELA COBOS
    An Arizona mother spoke out against her son’s 4th-grade teacher having students recite an altered version of the Declaration of Independence in class, reported Arizona ABC-affiliate KNXV Wednesday. The Salk Elementary School teacher replaced the word “men” with “humans” whenever it appeared in the Declaration. The mother, Elizabeth Vaillancourt, posted about the teacher’s actions on her Facebook account, including a photo of the altered Declaration of Independence. In one of the comments, she also provided the number of the superintendent Mr. McCord and encouraged people to contact him and complain. “Zev’s teacher has this hanging in the classroom can anyone...
  • All blue-eyed people have a single ancestor in common

    09/22/2017 1:55:00 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 197 replies ^ | Sep. 21, 2017, 3:50 PM | Zach Williams and Jessica Orwig
    New research shows that all blue-eyed people share a common ancestor. This person lived more than 6,000 years ago and carried a genetic mutation that has now spread across the world. The exact cause remains to be determined but scientists do know that eye color began to change long before recorded history began. The following is a transcript of the video. All blue-eyed people have one ancestor in common, born around 6,000-10,000 years ago. Blue eyes are caused by a gene mutation. For years, researchers had searched for it on the OCA2 gene. The OCA2 gene determines how much brown...