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  • Putting The Pieces Together

    03/23/2017 9:37:01 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 4 replies
    Unsealed World News ^ | 2/20/17 | Gary
    As we get nearer and nearer to the day of our redemption it seems that the big picture is coming into focus (Romans 13:11, 1 Cor. 13:12, Daniel 12:3-4, 10).  What was once blurry and far off on the horizon, is now right in front of our faces.  This post puts many of the puzzle pieces together using research from Craig Chester, Rick Larson, Scott Clarke, Michael Svigel, Scott Darby, Daniel Matson, Steven Sewell, and our own team, among others.  This is of course speculative, but I believe these are the most persuasive theories at present: The Biblical Timeline Creation:...
  • Newly Declassified Documents Show that CIA Worked Closely with Owners and Journalists ...

    03/20/2017 4:59:05 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Feb 28, 2017 | George Washington
    Newly-declassified documents show that a senior CIA agent and Deputy Director of the Directorate of Intelligence worked closely with the owners and journalists of many of the largest media outlets:
  • Virgil: Donald Trump, Rosie the Riveter, and the Revival of American Economic Nationalism

    03/19/2017 8:12:31 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 18, 2017 | Virgil
    Sometimes big ideas get small coverage. Unfortunately, that was the case with President Trump’s March 15 trip to Michigan, in which he raised an important idea—arguably the most important economic-policy idea in U.S. history—and yet his words received almost no attention.
  • Dozens of Previously Hidden Nuclear Test Videos Declassified, Uploaded to YouTube

    03/17/2017 1:35:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 66 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | March 16, 2017 | Erik Shilling
    Weapon physicist declassifies rescued nuclear test films - Video On Tuesday, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a federally funded facility outside San Francisco that focuses on nuclear research, released 63 rare, restored and declassified nuclear-test films. The films, uploaded to the lab’s YouTube account, are part of a trove of some 10,000 that have been in storage since they were originally shot between 1945 and 1962, and had been held in secure vaults since then. The initial release is just a fraction of about 750 that Greg Spriggs, a physicist at the lab who has worked on the project for five years, declassified...
  • George Washington’s Failed Romances and Long Marriage

    03/14/2017 5:12:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2017 | Marvin Olasky
    Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day were only eight days apart this year, but widely separated in how we perceive them: V-Day brings cards, chocolates, and roses, but P-Day brings to mind portraits of an old, unsmiling George Washington suitable for framing in schoolrooms and government buildings. Washington in real life, though, went through a series of romances beginning when he was 16. That’s when he sent a sonnet to one young lady, Frances Alexander, with lines that could go on a valentine: “Why should my poor restless heart / Stand to oppose thy might and power / At last surrender...
  • [Vanity] The History of Southeast Asia Podcast

    03/11/2017 8:02:39 AM PST · by Berosus · 13 replies
    Blubrry ^ | July 1, 2016 | Charles Kimball
    I have been a minor participant on FR since 2004, but this is the first time I have ever started a thread. For the past eight months I have recorded a podcast on Southeast Asian history, and I thought some other Freepers would be interested in hearing it, especially when I cover twentieth century events like World War II and the Vietnam War. Although the podcast is hosted on Blubrry.com, you can also access it from iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and four other websites. As of March 2017, I have seventeen episodes online, and because I have been going in...
  • FLASHBACK: Obama Administration Secretly Wiretaps Journalists

    03/04/2017 1:15:51 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 17 replies
    True Pundit ^ | March 4, 2017 | Admin.
    THE DEPARTMENT OF Justice secretly obtained phone records for reporters and editors who work for the Associated Press news agency, including records for the home phones and cell phones of individual journalists, according to the AP, in what the agency characterized as “serious interference with AP’s constitutional rights to gather and report the news.” The records, covering all of April and May 2012, were seized by the DoJ earlier this year and covered more than 20 separate phone lines. The records listed outgoing calls for both the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, as well as the general...
  • Going To DC This Summer (Vanity)

    03/03/2017 5:19:27 PM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 142 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 3/3/2017 | Me
    Will be taking a 4-day trip to DC this summer. Any recommendations on what to see and where to eat? We lucked up on a good hotel (normally $600 a night for $100 two blocks from the Whitehouse.) Have already contacted our Senator about getting approval to tour. I'll sit back and enjoy (while writing things down.) Also tell me what to avoid. Thanks!
  • The Three Final Gatherings (Part 2)

    03/02/2017 2:29:05 PM PST · by amessenger4god · 1 replies
    Unsealed World News ^ | 3/2/17 | Jeff E
    Part one of this series addressed the first of three final gatherings at the end of this age (see here). After an examination of the history of the Feast of Trumpets and the apostle Paul's comments in 1 Corinthians 15 and 1 Thessalonians 4, we can anticipate the Lord's return and our gathering to Him (2 Thess. 2:1) as we approach the first of the seventh month on Yahweh's calendar. The post concluded with imagery from Revelation 12, where the ripe and fully-mature body of Christ [the male child] escapes and finds refuge in God's temple, which is cause for...
  • Is The Book Of Nehemiah Playing Out In 2017?

    03/01/2017 10:04:02 AM PST · by amessenger4god · 11 replies
    Unsealed World News ^ | 3/1/2017 | Gary
    Is it possible that the Book of Nehemiah is playing out prophetically in 2017?  I was reading through this book the other day and I discovered some striking parallels. For starters, it is in Nehemiah 2:1-9 that we discover the decree spoken of in Daniel 9:25 where Artaxerxes I allows Nehemiah to lead an effort in Judah to rebuild and restore Jerusalem.  The king sends with Nehemiah letters or "decrees" granting him permission to undertake the rebuilding.  Nehemiah 2 is the terminus a quo for the counting of Daniel's 70 "weeks" of years.  There were 69 "weeks" of years from...
  • Clintons Befriended Chinese Cook Got illegal Donations (Very Truncated Title)

    02/28/2017 1:43:16 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 6 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:55 EST, 28 February 2017 | | By Caroline Howe
    EXCLUSIVE: How greedy Bill and Hillary Clinton befriended a Chinese fry cook in Little Rock who funneled hundreds of thousands in illegal donations from China and sold sleepovers at the White House for $400,000 a pop A new book reveals how Hillary's long list of scandals doomed her presidential bid from the startShe blamed her election loss on FBI Director Comey's decision to re-investigate her emails, Wikileaks and an ineffective campaign strategy, to name just a fewBut Hillary and Bill Clinton are no strangers to corruption and controversy - in fact, their long list of scandals dates back to their...
  • [VIDEO] Faith in History (William Federer Needs to Be in the Trump Administration [Vanity] )

    02/26/2017 7:11:37 PM PST · by Maudeen · 4 replies
    TCT.TV On-Demand VIDEO fih Faith in History ^ | February 24, 2017 | TCT.TV On-Demand VIDEO fih Faith in Historyself
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  • Tully Monster mystery not a closed case, scientists say

    02/21/2017 8:18:34 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 15 replies
    UPI ^ | 20 Feb 2017 | Brooks Hays
    "If you're going to make extraordinary claims, you need extraordinary evidence," said researcher Lauren Sallan. Last year, two scientific papers claimed to have solved the Tully mystery. According to the two studies, the Tully Monster was definitively a vertebrate But the last thing that the Tully Monster could be is a fish. "Initially it was published as a worm," So the problem is, if it does have cup eyes, then it can't be a vertebrate
  • Who Was Paul Revere and Why Should You Care?

    02/20/2017 12:19:29 PM PST · by EveningStar · 65 replies
    PragerU ^ | February 20, 2017 | Eric Metaxas
    Do you know who Paul Revere is? He is one of America's key historical figures. Want to know what he did? Eric Metaxas, New York Times #1 bestselling author, shares the remarkable story.
  • American Democracy (Google Feature in Honor of President's Day)

    02/20/2017 6:14:24 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    Google Arts & Culture ^ | February 20, 2017
    Celebrate the history of the United States presidency and discover defining moments in American Democracy. Learn about the past Presidents of the United States. A closer look at life in the White House. Take a virtual tour of the most iconic presidential homes in 360Ëš.
  • Oof: Dave Rubin Makes Claim That Jesus "Was Around A Lot of Muslims"

    02/19/2017 11:55:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 92 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2017 | Christine Rousselle
    Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report may want to pick up a history book before trying to make claims about who Jesus Christ hung around with or would have approved of. In a rather hilarious clip, Rubin, speaking with comedian Trae Crowder, made the curious claim that Jesus hung around with a lot of Muslims, because he was in the Middle East .@RubinReport on Jesus: "He was around a lot of Muslims. It was the Middle East." pic.twitter.com/kTrqKmcvWz— Sam Sholli (@Sam_Sholli) February 18, 2017 Islam, of course, wasn't founded until the early seventh century. It would have been quite hard...
  • A historian says Trump's presidency is likely to be the second shortest in history

    02/18/2017 5:09:19 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/18/17 | Charlotte England
    .....Professor Ronald L Feinman predicted that the former reality TV star will stay in the top job "between the 31 days of William Henry Harrison in 1841," who died pneumonia and the "199 days of James A. Garfield in 1881," who died 79 days after he was shot by an assassin "after terrible suffering and medical malpractice." Even if his time in office is "dragged out," Feinman predicted that Trump is unlikely to last the 16 months and 5 days of 12th president Zachary Taylor, who died of a digestive ailment while Head of State in 1850. The 20th-century American...
  • The Gospel In The Stars

    02/17/2017 11:29:06 AM PST · by amessenger4god · 31 replies
    Unsealed World News ^ | 2/17/17 | Gary
    While researching the astronomical alignment next September that may be the sign John saw in Revelation 12, it occurred to me to revisit the possible dates surrounding Christ's first advent and see if there were any other "signs in the sky" around that time.  I've already written extensively on possible dates for Jesus' birth (primarily based on Craig Chester and Rick Larson's research and The Bethlehem Star documentary), so I won't touch on that here, suffice to say that the argument goes Jesus was conceived on the Feast of Trumpets in 3 BC, was born in June of 2 BC,...
  • Hitler’s Personal Traveling Phone for Sale

    02/17/2017 11:09:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    Hamodia.com ^ | 2/17/17
    A Maryland auction house is selling Adolf Hitler’s personal traveling telephone. Bill Panagopulos of Alexander Historical Auctions in Chesapeake City says occupying Russian officers gave the phone to Brig. Sir Ralph Rayner.... .....bidding will start at $100,000 this weekend.
  • Must Watch: 1400 yrs of Islam history in a few minutes...

    02/13/2017 11:29:07 AM PST · by virgil283 · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | Mar 15, 2016 | Brigitte Gabriel.
    If you want to inform yourself about what islam is, the dangers of islam, the background of islam, the goal of islam, and why islam is DIFFERENT than any other religion, you should read this page and watch the videos on it:..Video-16 min.
  • Death of History

    It is said that if we ignore history, we will repeat it. How can we follow this quintessential maxim if we allow people to erase or rewrite history? Recently, Charlottesville City in Virginia, voted to tear down a statue of Robert E. Lee at a cost of $300,000. Once councilman claimed it was “delusional” to believe anything different than the “Confederate states had as their primary aim the preservation of a way of life in which enslaved humans.” No, Councilman, your statement is a rewrite of history. There were those who wanted to preserve slavery, but Lee was not one...
  • SHATTERED: Video of Coretta Scott King Thanking Jeff Sessions for Rosa Parks Library

    02/08/2017 10:37:42 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 36 replies
    True Pundit ^ | Feb. 8, 2017 | Admin.
    Well, that was quick. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s racial stunt that sparked her removal from the senate floor Tuesday night proved even shorter than her time living in a teepee.
  • How Fascists Take Power

    02/03/2017 1:29:32 PM PST · by NYer · 40 replies
    Capital Research ^ | February 2, 2017 | Tyler Stone
    Last night, there were violent protests at Berkeley University against guest speaker Milo Yiannopoulos of Breitbart News. Occupy Oakland tweeted “We won this night. We will control the streets. We will liberate the land. We will fight fascists. We will dismantle the state. This is war.” What was so interesting was the “we will fight fascists.” Occupy Oakland, and many left wing groups, appear willing to have a revolution to halt a supposedly imminent fascist takeover of the country.Which begs the question: how do fascists take over?  The answer can be found by looking at the three major fascist...
  • The More Things Change: The George Soros of the Sixth Century B.C.

    02/03/2017 10:59:50 AM PST · by OddLane · 7 replies
    The New American ^ | February 2, 2017 | Joe Wolverton
    In a video published recently by Anonymous, the group declares that “the takedown of George Soros has begun.” While the hacktivists' methods may be questionable, there is a reason Soros’s subterfuge deserves to be broadcast. The recent “Women’s March,” touted as the spontaneous uprising of women refusing to recognize Trump’s presidency, was itself a pre-packaged paper tiger purchased by George Soros. As reported in an op-ed published on January 20 by the New York Times, Asra Q. Nomani reported on the direct and indirect ties between Soros and the “Women’s March”:
  • Ok I have a question...Are there OR are there now..."Mistake States"...(vanity)

    01/31/2017 12:50:08 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 32 replies
    31 Jan 2017 | US Navy Vet
    ...an if so what were/are they?
  • Roe v. Wade Is A ‘Jealous God’ That Demands Blood And Generates Rage

    01/27/2017 2:00:26 PM PST · by NYer · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 27, 2017 | Tom Neven
    The legacy of Roe v. Wade and its companion case Doe v. Bolton is a 43-year flight from reason and a society and political system distorted almost beyond recognition. Is there a constitutional principle so sacrosanct that it can abide no exceptions? Perhaps the First Amendment? Nope. Courts have placed reasonable restrictions on free speech and the practice of religion. You can’t libel someone, nor can you sacrifice live animals. The Second Amendment? No again, as any number of gun laws attest. One can find reasonable exceptions to just about every constitutional principle. But 43 years ago, trawling through the...
  • The Black Stork(1915 eugenics movie by liberals)And some words by John Paul II

    01/26/2017 10:34:56 AM PST · by mainestategop · 6 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DIxd5Mz3zU The controversial silent film by liberals that supports eugenic murder and socialism. After the film, some words by Pope St. John Paul II and Gk Chesterton VIEWS EXPRESSED BY DR HAISELDEN AND HITLER ARE THOSE OF ALL LIBERALS
  • Finland Has A Message For The Islamic Migrants

    01/23/2017 7:10:06 AM PST · by Finnwolf · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 6, 2016 | SNOW FLAKE
    Hear a Finnish woman addressing the Islamic immigration problem.
  • Five (Politically Incorrect) Facts About Past Presidential Inaugurations

    01/17/2017 3:19:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2016 | Larry Schweikart
    Editor’s note: This is from New York Times Bestselling Author Larry Schweikart’s The Politically Incorrect Guide to The Presidents Part IDid you know that most facts about America’s early presidents aren’t in history books? Political correctness has taken its toll on some of our greatest heroes and portrayed them as evil men. New York Times bestselling author Larry Schweikart sets the record straight in his new book The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents Part I. As America prepares to inaugurate its 45th president, here are five interesting facts about America’s past inaugurations that aren’t easily found in academia (or...
  • Roger Chesley: Not knowing history is truly American

    01/15/2017 6:46:19 PM PST · by Bogle · 15 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | January 11, 2017 | Roger Chesley
    By the time students enter college, they want to focus on their specific area of study or proposed career. Educators should dictate what’s best for the curriculum, not legislators.
  • HOROWITZ: THE INAUGURATION WAR

    01/15/2017 4:38:55 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 36 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 1/13/17 | David Horowitz
    The Inauguration War The Left prepares its counter-attack on American democracy. January 13, 2017 David Horowitz Reprinted from Breitbart.com. According to Gallup, the average presidential honeymoon lasts seven months. This is a window when the losing party declares a partisan peace, allows the incoming president to pick his cabinet and launch the agenda his victory mandates. Presidential honeymoons are not only a venerable American tradition they are one of democracy’s pillars. For generations they have been ceremonial supports for the peaceful transition of power, and the peaceful resolution of partisan conflicts. Not this election year. There will be no honeymoon....
  • To the Citizens of Washington State and Their American Countrymen

    01/14/2017 7:05:19 AM PST · by Noumenon · 8 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | Patrick Henry Society
    When you woke up this morning, the last thing on your mind was probably the state of your gun rights. Maybe you own a gun, maybe you’ve never even held one. Maybe you use your gun to feed your family, shoot skeet on the weekends, or just keep in the closet for a time when you think you might need it. Some of you train with it, carry it daily, and it is simply another thing you grab in the morning along with your wallet and your keys. Whatever your familiarity with guns is does not matter. You don’t even...
  • Revelation 12 Sign Compendium

    01/11/2017 2:28:56 PM PST · by amessenger4god · 25 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 1/11/17 | Gary
    By now you've probably heard about what a number of Christians are calling the Revelation 12 Sign that will supposedly occur on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017.  There is a lot of rampant speculation on the internet both for and against the legitimacy of this sign and much information to weed through.  What's true?  What's false?  Is this all hype?  The goal of this article is to provide readers with a comprehensive and straightforward analysis of the purported sign, addressing many questions and concerns.  The three sections below cover the sign itself, it's possible significance, and claims and critiques about...
  • Noam Chomsky vs. America

    01/10/2017 4:12:35 PM PST · by SeanG200 · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 9, 2017 | Chris and Ted Stewart
    This is an audio excerpt from the book, "Seven Miracles That Saved America: Why They Matter and Why We Should Have Hope" (http://tinyurl.com/j2x2pym) detailing some of Chomsky's anti-American views. An audio snippet of Howard Zinn can also be found here: https://youtu.be/u1f0rllGZdU
  • Howard Zinn vs. America

    01/10/2017 4:09:41 PM PST · by SeanG200
    YouTube ^ | Jan 9, 2017 | Chris and Ted Stewart
    This is an audio excerpt from the book, "Seven Miracles That Saved America: Why They Matter and Why We Should Have Hope" (http://tinyurl.com/j2x2pym) detailing some of Howard Zinn's anti-American views. An audio snippet of Noam Chomsky can also be found here: https://youtu.be/CZfS_p4ZEVk Likewise, one should visit my tribute to Zinn at his passing [now updated somewhat]: http://tinyurl.com/ovgxoz7
  • What We Need to Learn from the Early Church

    01/07/2017 5:52:32 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 1/6/17 | Tim Keller
    Tim Keller / January 6, 2017 Many say that Christians who maintain the historic, traditional doctrines are behind the times, are too exclusive, and are “on the wrong side of history.” Two recent books that cast doubt on this view are from historian and biblical scholar Larry Hurtado: Destroyer of the Gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World and Why on Earth Did Anyone Become a Christian in the First Three Centuries?. The earliest Christians were widely ridiculed, especially by cultural elites, were excluded from circles of influence and business, and were often persecuted and put to death. Hurtado says Roman authorities were uniquely hostile...
  • There is no Future in History

    01/07/2017 3:18:21 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/07/17 | Dr. Alexander Nussbaum
    A new dark ages is starting. Under the leadership of the left, western civilization and all its achievement, is dying and leaving the corpse for ISIS to infest Forty years ago I got a laugh when I explained why I was not continuing my graduate studies in history by saying “There is no future in history.” There also is no future for history as a field of study. While George Santayana famously wrote “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”, young people today know nothing about history. For my undergraduate students Ronald Reagan, George Washington and...
  • The Doors’ Debut Is Still One of the Most Dangerous Albums Ever

    01/04/2017 2:39:50 PM PST · by EveningStar · 140 replies
    Observer ^ | January 4, 2017 | John Kruth
    One glance at the cover of The Doors’ debut album and you knew the summer of love was over and the flower children were headed straight for the sanitarium. These Doors, as drummer John Densmore later quipped, were clearly “unhinged.” Ray Manzarek carried the stern countenance of a Protestant preacher, hunched over the keyboard driving Jim Morrison into new, uncharted realms as he delivered psychedelic sermons. Manzarek’s studied glare behind his rimless glasses and stiff, formal appearance (preferring suits to the colorful ad-hoc hippie esthetic) gave him the air of a tidy yet maniacal schoolmaster while guitarist Robby Kreiger resembled...
  • Lying to People about History Doesn't Help Them

    01/04/2017 9:57:47 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 46 replies
    The Neo-Ciceronian Times ^ | January 04, 2017 | Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
    If there was anything that you would think would be immutable, it would be the past. Short of inventing a time machine, it should be impossible to change any event that has already occurred. However, this assumption is actually quite incorrect. While the events of objective history themselves cannot be changed, our understanding of them can. Indeed, revising history is easy when you control the levers of education and popular culture. Then, it’s just a matter of telling the history that you want to be told while ignoring the history that actually happened. A case in point would be the...
  • 2017: The Year Of Completion

    01/04/2017 7:30:32 AM PST · by amessenger4god · 10 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 12/28/16 | Gary
    We are currently in Jewish year 5777, which will end on Rosh Hashanah in the Fall of 2017 - and we are now only days away from 2017, the year in which the heavenly sign of Revelation 12:1-5 may be seen in the sky on September 23rd. More and more things are lining up in some particularly striking ways that should cause even the stalwart skeptic to pause and take notice - especially in regards to the number seven, which is the biblical number for spiritual completion and perfection.  I've written about this several times (see here, here, and...
  • The Founders Anticipated ‘Fake News.’ Here’s What They Did About It.

    01/03/2017 7:30:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 30, 2016 | Jarrett Stepman
    Following the presidential election, numerous stories surfaced about how “fake news” influenced the results. This prompted a reaction from the media and a concerted effort by the social media giant Facebook to crack down on the phenomenon—announcing that it would in part by using liberal fact-checkers to distinguish the “real” from the “fake” news.The truth is that while the American media landscape has been in a constant state of change over two centuries, the spread of hyperpartisan, scurrilous, and even phony news stories has been more common than uncommon throughout the history of the republic.Ultimately, despite the increasingly Wild West...
  • Revelation 12: Escape To A Place Prepared

    01/01/2017 9:34:15 AM PST · by amessenger4god · 42 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 12/31/16 | Jeff E.
    Phil Clandillon (original artwork, Fire Escape Sign with Fire-breathing Dragon, 2008) We are a blessed generation. Blessed by the One who has already given us every spiritual blessing in Christ (Eph. 1:3). Blessed because we are watching unfold great and awe-inspiring signs as seen and foretold by the apostle John (Rev. 12; c.f. Lk. 21:11), and we are only beginning to scratch the surface. Dig deeper, and you will discover further blessings. When you mine the depths of this wonderfully mysterious passage at the center of the last book of the Bible, you will discover that our Lord was...
  • Wild Ride – Top 2016 Campaign Moments…

    12/31/2016 3:55:53 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 16 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec. 31, 2016 | Sundance
    Reviewing the year in 2016 politics, there are many epic campaign moments. Here’s a few of the more memorable – in no particular order: Donald Trump’s airplane had it’s own soundtrack:
  • 21 Everyday Phrases That Come Straight From Shakespeare's Plays

    12/30/2016 10:16:58 AM PST · by blam · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12-30-2016 | Elena Holodny
    Llena Holodny December 30, 2016 William Shakespeare wrote a lot of great plays, but he also coined and popularized a lot of words and phrases that we still use to this day. We put together a list of our 21 favorites. Check them out: "Puking" "The Seven Ages of Man: The Infant" by Robert Smirke, derived from a monologue in Shakespeare's "As You Like It."Wikimedia "All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. At...
  • 25 Years Since the Soviet Union Collapsed

    12/29/2016 3:53:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2016 | Austin Bay
    25 years ago this week, on December 31, 1991, the Soviet Union collapsed. Though Cold War has no definitive peace treaty per se, with the Kremlin's Communist empire in fragments everyone knew the great military and economic struggle between the free world and the Communist bloc had ended. Fortunately the Cold War didn't end with a nuclear bang. North Americans and western Europeans typically reacted with the same mix of relief and pinch-me disbelief that characterized their reactions on November 9, 1989, the day the Berlin Wall cracked. Oh, there were some intellectuals who swore history had ended and liberal...
  • Then Came Trump

    12/28/2016 9:54:02 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/28/16 | Dr. Robert Owens
    We refused to let hope and change kill our hope so we voted to change the course of History So that was Christmas, and what have we done? Another year over and a new one just begun! In the still sweet morning of December 26, people start preparing for the next blast of holiday cheer. Happy New Year!!! What will 2017 bring?
  • Is this philosopher inspiring Trump's cabinet picks?

    12/26/2016 5:47:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 26, 2016 | Gavin Wax
    It seems President-elect Trump admires not only Scottish golf courses, but also Scottish philosophy, as shown by the coterie of advisers and Cabinet members he's selected for his administration. In the 19th century, Scottish philosopher and historian Thomas Carlyle developed a theory of historiography which he coined "The Great Man Theory." This theory postulated that the process of historical examination is akin to a series of chronological biographies of these so-called "Great Men." These great generals, artists, philosophers, theologians and entrepreneurs were the ones who truly had decisive impacts on society, rather than the other way around. Caesar, Muhammad, Shakespeare,...
  • U.S. history no longer a requirement for history majors at George Washington University

    12/26/2016 5:40:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    College Fix ^ | December 22, 2016 | Kate Hardiman
    George Washington University recently changed its requirements for history majors, removing previously key courses for the stated purpose of giving students more flexibility. The department eliminated requirements in U.S., North American and European history, as well as the foreign language requirement. Thus, it is possible that a student can major in history at GWU without taking a survey course on United States history.
  • EXODUS

    12/25/2016 7:08:22 PM PST · by varina davis · 7 replies
    www.youtube.com A Hanakkuh reminder about our steadfast ally in the Middle East and the future of Israel
  • Washington Crossing the Delaware, 25 Dec, 1776

    12/24/2016 7:20:18 AM PST · by NonValueAdded · 31 replies
    Washington Crossing Historic Park ^ | 2016 | Washington Crossing Historic Park
    In the winter of 1776, General George Washington and his ragged army had experienced only defeat and despair. The War for Independence was going badly, with failure following failure. ... General Washington hatched a daring plan to cross the Delaware River under the cover of darkness, march to Trenton and attack the Hessian outposts in and around Trenton. The boats to be used for the crossing were gathered earlier in the month in compliance with Washington’s orders, primarily as a defensive measure. Various types of boats were collected; most notable were the large, heavy Durham boats used to carry pig...