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  • Why France's 'Zombie Catholics' are so powerful

    12/06/2016 3:28:03 AM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    CWR ^ | December 6, 2016
    Paris, France, Dec 6, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA).- It happened in Britain. It happened in the U.S.   And now it’s happening in France.   A staunchly right-winged politician whose chances seemed slim when the primaries began is now in line to become the next President of France.   François Fillon, former prime minister of France and a faithful Catholic, has pulled ahead in the Republican party, shocking pundits and political commentators throughout the country and beating out the moderate former Prime Minister Alain Juppé by a wide margin.     His Catholicism is such a strong part of...
  • The GREAT Sign

    12/05/2016 1:21:52 PM PST · by amessenger4god · 14 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 12/5/2016 | Gary
    In 2007 a man by the name of Frederick Larson released a documentary called The Star of Bethlehem that would quickly become an international phenomenon. With the help of The Passion of the Christ and Braveheart co-producer Stephen McEveety the message spread far and wide and soon Larson was doing speaking tours on the subject in Europe and elsewhere. Building on prior scholarship from Craig Chester and Ernest Martin, Larson discovered that anyone with access to astronomy software like Starry Night, Stellarium, or Celestia could actually find and witness the biblical Star of Bethlehem and even the possible dates...
  • Pearl Harbor: The Truth Preview

    12/04/2016 11:38:19 AM PST · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    History ^ | December 4, 2016
    Pearl Harbor: The Truth Preview TV-PG Watch a preview for Pearl Harbor: The Truth, premiering Sunday, December 4, at 10/9c. HISTORY Honors Pearl Harbor. Duration: 0m 30s
  • The history of America from the Liberal perspective.

    12/03/2016 4:02:47 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 20 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 12/3/2016 | Moneyrunner
    America was founded to destroy native Americans and to find a place to invent slavery which never existed before. These slaves built the country, settled the land, fought its wars and invented everything while white male devils whipped the slaves, oppressed women, keeping them barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen, lying around idly when not destroying the environment. Christians are hateful bigots who want to ruin your sex life while atheists are enlightened believers in science and Muslims practice the Religion of Peace while living in fear of religious oppression. Then these racist, bigoted, homophobic, sexist, drug addled, white, male,...
  • Empire of the Sea

    12/02/2016 12:57:05 AM PST · by Fai Mao · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2014 | BBC
    This is a really well done documentary series on naval history. It is rather long but worth watching. Empire of the Sea (pt 1 of 4)
  • African-American History Missing

    11/28/2016 10:52:41 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 28, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    The much-heralded National African-American Museum of Culture and History, part of the historic Smithsonian Institution and museums, does not live up to the historical accuracy it promises. Here are important historical figures who we looked for, but could not find any mention of in the nations newest museum: 1. George Washington Carver, a botanist and inventor 2. Thurgood Marshall, the first black Supreme Court justice 3. Clarence Thomas, who replaced Marshall as the lone black American on the Supreme Court 4. Matthew Henson, who explored the North Pole 5. Condoleezza Rice, except for a joint photo with Colin Powell, no...
  • What President Rutherford B. Hayes said in 1888 [Vanity]

    11/26/2016 12:48:57 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 33 replies
    wikiquote.org ^ | March 11, 1888 | President Rutherford Birchard Hayes
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes, 19th President of the United States wrote: The real difficulty is with the vast wealth and power in the hands of the few and the unscrupulous who represent or control capital. Hundreds of laws of Congress and the state legislatures are in the interest of these men and against the interests of workingmen. These need to be exposed and repealed. All laws on corporations, on taxation, on trusts, wills, descent, and the like, need examination and extensive change. This is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people no longer. It is a...
  • Solving a Mystery Behind the Deadly Tsunami of Molasses of 1919

    11/26/2016 8:17:37 AM PST · by sparklite2 · 43 replies
    NYT ^ | NOV. 26, 2016 | ERIN McCANN
    A dull muffled roar gave but an instants warning before the top of the tank was blown into the air, The New York Times wrote in 1919. Two million gallons of molasses rushed over the streets and converted into a sticky mass the wreckage of several small buildings which had been smashed by the force of the explosion.
  • Dr. Jordan Peterson: A history lesson for political radicals

    11/25/2016 2:23:51 PM PST · by tbw2 · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/21/2016 | Davie Addison
    Professor Peterson discusses ideological possession, communism, concentrations camps, Alexander Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago and existentialism. View the full lecture here.
  • The Arc of History Doesnt Always Bend toward Justice

    11/24/2016 4:06:17 AM PST · by randita · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/24/16 | Michael Barone
    The Arc of History Doesnt Always Bend toward Justice Liberals who act as if progress is inevitable are often sadly disappointed by how history actually goes. By Michael Barone November 24, 2016 History is on our side. Thats a claim Barack Obama has made frequently, in his two successful campaigns for president and during his nearly eight years in office. Its a claim that looks a little shakier this Thanksgiving holiday than it did during the Halloween holiday three weeks ago. Obama has frequently paraphrased a statement made by Martin Luther King: The arc of the moral universe is...
  • The John F. Kennedy Assassination - Some Historical Perspectives

    11/23/2016 3:33:41 PM PST · by EveningStar · 62 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | Multiple
    Jackie Kennedy's Secret Service Agent Opens Up About JFK's Funeral Clint Hill Esquire November 23, 2016 On November 22, 196353 years ago todayPresident Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. The following excerpts from Mrs. Kennedy and Me and Five Presidents reveal what really happened from someone who was there: Jackie's secret service agent Clint Hill More John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums is a ninety-minute filmed memorial tribute to President John F. Kennedy, who had been assassinated on November 22, 1963. It was completed in 1964, and released...
  • JFK's assassination seems like yesterday

    11/22/2016 5:21:19 AM PST · by luke1825 · 104 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 11/23 | Peter Lucas
    THREE SHOTS FIRED AT PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S MOTORCADE TODAY IN DOWNTOWN DALLAS. That was the United Press International bulletin that came over the clattering teletype machine. It was early afternoon Friday, Nov. 22, 1963 -- 53 years ago today. I looked at the bulletin in shock. I turned to tell someone, but there was no one in sight. I was at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. I was a young reporter for the Boston Herald Traveler checking out the Canadian ambassador to the United States who was speaking at a luncheon of bankers and financie
  • Hillary or Blood? Democrats and Post-Election Angry Mobs

    11/21/2016 9:19:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2016 | Fred Lucas
    It has been difficult to discern exactly what the anti-Trump protesters are protesting. The election is over. Donald Trump will be president after Jan. 20. As it turns out, they have five demands, according to CNN. One is the Electoral College deny Trump the presidency. Another is assuring Americans know they believe Trump is “not my president.” The other three are some variation of making a statement. About 4.5 million people have signed a petition posted on Change.org demanding the Electoral College make Hillary Clinton president. “Hillary won the popular vote. The only reason Trump ‘won’ is because of the...
  • Anonymous Released Bill Clinton Video

    11/20/2016 4:12:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2/11/16 | Anonymous
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ayHf7qbZGA
  • The Strange Case of George Washingtons Disappearing Sash

    11/20/2016 11:46:42 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 11-20-16 | Jared Keller
    One winter day in December 1775, months after the battles at Concord and Lexington marked the beginning of the Revolutionary War, the nascent American military formally met its commander-in-chief. A group of Virginia rifleman found themselves in the middle of a massive snowball fight with a regiment of quick-talking New Englanders who ridiculed the strangely dressed Virginians in their white linen frocks, ruffled and fringed. The colonies were still strangers to each other at this point: The Declaration of Independence was months away, and the ragtag army representing the rebels was far from formally American. The meeting of nearly 1,000...
  • On this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.

    11/19/2016 11:59:01 AM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    November 19, 1863 | Abraham Lincoln
    "The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, one of the best-known in American history. It was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil War, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg..." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gettysburg_Address Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are...
  • Historical Presidential Elections (electoral votw maps)

    11/12/2016 11:37:33 PM PST · by outofsalt · 14 replies
    270towin.com ^ | N/A | N/A
    Through 2012, there have been 57 presidential elections. This page links you to the results of those historical elections, including a larger map, results and a synopsis of the races. An interactive map is available for historical elections where you see this symbol. Make history by changing individual state winners and the participants.
  • Before it was Veterans Day it was Armistice Day, for the fallen of the First World War

    11/11/2016 3:32:31 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 14 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 11/11/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. Today is the anniversary of Armistice Day, 11 November 1918, when at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, the First World War came to an end after more than four years of carnage. (Armistice Day became Veterans' Day in 1954.) Described by British historian Corelli Barnett as a war that had "causes but no objectives, "the "Great War" left...
  • "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" (41st anniversary of her sinking)

    11/10/2016 7:33:32 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1976 | Gordon Lightfoot
    "We are holding our own.-- Last transmission by Captain Ernest McSorley of the S.S. Edmund FitzgeraldForty-one years ago tonight came the worst tragedy in the history of the Great Lakes. The largest ship plying its waters, the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, sank in a horrific November storm. On her ride to the bottom she took all 29 of her crew with her. The following year, Gordon Lightfoot released his haunting ballad "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald".In memory of the twenty-nine men of the Great Lakes's most legendary vessel, and in memory of all who have taken to the waters to...
  • Why We Use Electoral College, Not Popular Vote

    11/08/2016 8:32:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 7, 2016 | Jarrett Stepman
    The Electoral College remains in place over two centuries after the framers of the Constitution empowered it to select presidents. Though occasionally maligned, this system of electing a chief executive has been incredibly successful for the American people. Many modern voters might be surprised to learn that when they step into a ballot box to select their candidate for president, they actually are casting a vote for fellow Americans called electors. These electors, appointed by the states, are pledged to support the presidential candidate the voters have supported. The Electoral College holds its vote the Monday after the second Wednesday...
  • The Secret of America's Genius and Power

    11/07/2016 10:19:23 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 9 replies
    Leadership U ^ | 1830s | Alexis de Tocqueville
    Upon my arrival in the United States the religious aspect of the country was the first thing that struck my attention; and the longer I stayed there, the more I perceived the great political consequences resulting from this new state of things. In France I had almost always seen the spirit of religion and the spirit of freedom marching in opposite directions. But in America I found they were intimately united and that they reigned in common over the same country. Religion in America...must be regarded as the foremost of the political institutions of that country; for if it does...
  • VIDEO: Doc performs high speed flight and arrives at Wichitas Eisenhower National Airport

    11/07/2016 6:34:11 AM PST · by PeteePie · 33 replies
    Docs Friends ^ | Nov 5 | Doc's Friends
    I know we're all wired into the 'best election ever' but here's a little slice of cool news and views regarding the B-29, Doc. Video at link.
  • Nostradamus: Election 2016 (Trump wins!)

    11/05/2016 3:32:51 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 20 replies
    History Channel ^ | 11/6/2016 | History Channel
    The Nostradamus predictions 2016 talk of a false trumpet that will cause Byzantium to change its laws. Also, it talks of a man who wants the edict withdrawn, changing money and standards. Believers have pointed out that the trumpet refers to Trump who is a highly controversial businessman turned political aspirant. There are several references to broken agreements in the passage. These may refer to Trumps wish to end several treaties and also the wall. The latter refers to Trumps desire to build a wall at the border between Mexico and the United States
  • Happy Guy Fawkes Day!

    11/05/2016 3:45:44 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 21 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 11/04/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    Happy Guy Fawkes Day, when God preserved us from the "secret contrivance and hellish malice of Popish Conspirators". November 5th is Guy Fawkes Day in England, an unofficial holiday commemorating the failure of the so-called "Gunpowder Plot" on this date in 1605. A conspiracy of disgruntled English Catholics under the leadership of one Robert Catesby had succeeded in planting a large quantity of gunpowder in the cellar of the House of Lords with the intention of blowing up Parliament on its opening day, when King James I would have been present. After one of the plotters warned a relative to...
  • The New Black Robed Regiment (religious liberty at stake in this election)

    11/03/2016 2:07:22 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 9 replies
    Family Talk Broadcast ^ | Today, Nov 3, 2016 | James Dobson with guest Dan Fisher
    In the days leading up to the Revolutionary War, preachers often led the cry for liberty. And when the fighting broke out, many of them led their men into battle. As Christians fight for religious liberty, we once again need pastors to lead the charge. Hear amazing historical stories and one mans commitment to create a modern day Black Robed Regiment -- right here on Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson.
  • Heresy (CATHOLIC CAUCUS)

    11/01/2016 8:26:41 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    catholicessentials.net ^ | unknown | catholicessentials.net
    Heresy consists in the formal denial or doubt by a baptized person of any revealed truth of the Catholic Faith; as a crime it consists of the outward and pertinacious manifestation of the sin. As we can see below, Scripture speaks frequently of heresy entering the Church. We can also see that heresy is possible even with a Pope. In that case, the Pope is immediately ejected from the Church and papal infallibility no longer applies. See quotes below. References to Heresy in Scripture: Take heed to yourselves, and to the whole flock, wherein the Holy Ghost hath placed you...
  • NEW BLOG: Top ten Battles in history (EVENTS IN HUMAN HISTORY)

    11/01/2016 7:22:18 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 34 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Kyle Weissman
    MAINESTATEGOP AND THE NEW ENGLAND ALLIANCE FOR LIBERTY AND FREE MARKETS PRESENTS A NEW BLOG  EVENTS IN HUMAN HISTORY BY KYLE WEISSMAN  We've had many history articles on our blog, The story of The Battle Of Lepanto being our best one, we've had many requests for more history related articles. So, we're presenting a new blog, EVENTS IN HUMAN HISTORY by our very own Kyle Weissman.  Kyle Weissman is one of our original founders of the New England Alliance For Liberty and Free Markets, He has been very very active in the free state movement in New Hampshire and...
  • Navy Petition Forces White House To Review Gender-Neutral Job Title Change

    10/31/2016 8:34:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 31, 2016 | Jonah Bennett
    A petition to reverse the decision by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus to make the entire job title system gender-neutral has reached more than 100,000 signatures, forcing a White House review.The petition soared to 50,000 within the first week of its launch in late September, but for the rest of October, it was an open question of whether it would reach its goal.But as of Monday morning, the petition reached 102,591 signatures, which reflects the fact that the new job title change is viewed in an almost universally unfavorable light.“For 241 Years Navy personnel have been identified by their...
  • Most college students think America invented slavery, professor finds

    10/31/2016 11:33:51 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 55 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 10-31-16 | Kate Hardiman
    For 11 years, Professor Duke Pesta gave quizzes to his students at the beginning of the school year to test their knowledge on basic facts about American history and Western culture. The most surprising result from his 11-year experiment? Students overwhelming belief that slavery began in the United States and was almost exclusively an American phenomenon, he said. Most of my students could not tell me anything meaningful about slavery outside of America, Pesta told The College Fix. They are convinced that slavery was an American problem that more or less ended with the Civil War, and they are very...
  • I Remember... (VANITY)

    10/29/2016 12:25:18 PM PDT · by bannie · 6 replies
    selv | 29 NOV 16 | Self
    I remember when we were this intense back when billyblythe was running for president. Who really believed that his witch of a wife really would make it this far?
  • Don't Diss the Dark Ages

    10/28/2016 8:01:09 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 25 October 2016 | Charles Hugh Smith
    Once dissed as The Dark Ages, the Medieval Era is more properly viewed as a successful adaptation to the challenges of the post-Western Roman Empire era. The decline of the Western Roman Empire was the result of a constellation of challenges, including (but not limited to) massive new incursions of powerful Germanic tribes, a widening chasm between the Western and the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantium), plague, an onerous tax burden on the non-elite classes, weak leadership, the dominance of a self-serving elite (sound familiar?) and last but not least, the expansion of an unproductive rabble in Rome that had to...
  • Hosea 4:1-3 Being Fulfilled Before Our Very Eyes

    10/27/2016 7:26:48 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 21 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 10/27/16 | Gary
    Consider the words of Hosea 4:1-3, God's judgment on the land that is tainted by widespread, unrestrained sin: Hear the word of the Lord, you Israelites, because the Lord has a charge to bring against you who live in the land:There is no faithfulness, no love,no acknowledgment of God in the land.There is only cursing, lying and murder,stealing and adultery;they break all bounds,and bloodshed follows bloodshed. Because of this the land dries up, and all who live in it waste away;the beasts of the field, the birds in the skyand the fish in the sea are swept away. Now ponder...
  • Myth: Xmas is a non-religious name and spelling for Christmas.

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

    10/26/2016 6:48:01 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 37 replies
    The Jewish Press Online ^ | October 26, 2016 | JNi.Media
    A rare and important find was exposed in an enforcement operation initiated by the Israel Antiquities Authoritys Unit for the Prevention of Antiquities Robbery: a document written on papyrus and dating to the time of the First Temple (seventh century BCE) in which the name of the city of Jerusalem is clearly indicated. This is the earliest extra-biblical source to mention Jerusalem in Hebrew writing. The document, which was illicitly plundered from one of the Judaean Desert caves by a band of antiquities robbers and was seized in a complex operation by the IAAs agents, was presented at a press...
  • Bob Hoover, one of historys greatest pilots, dead at 94

    10/25/2016 10:03:09 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 70 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio ^ | October 25, 2016 | Bob Collins
    One of the greatest pilots in the history of aviation died this morning, according to reports. Bob Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot, a former Air Force test pilot, and the chase plane pilot for Chuck Yeager when he broke the sound barrier for the first time, was 94.
  • It's the anniversary of 3 major battles: Agincourt, the charge of the Light Brigade and Leyte Gulf

    10/25/2016 5:44:34 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 40 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 10/25/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    Today is the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, when the English under King Henry V defeated the French on St. Crispin's Day (25 October) of that year. Henry (1387-1422) followed his father King Henry IV to the throne in 1413 and two years later announced his claim to the French throne and rekindled the Hundred Years War by invading Normandy. In a post-battle compromise, Henry later married Catherine of Valois and was named by France's Charles VI as his successor, but Henry's untimely death to illness in 1422 prevented him from assuming the French kingship. This is...
  • WWII pilot, 101, gets one last flight in his 'godsend' P-38

    10/23/2016 11:16:06 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 74 replies
    The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado) ^ | October 19, 2016 | Tom Roeder
    Frank Royal's Air Force took off at 1:38 p.m. A vintage aircraft clawed through the air followed by two chase planes, one carrying the 101-year-old pilot. The last plane in the formation brought a tear to Royal's eye. Its sleek lines still raise his pulse. He can hear the thrum of its twin engines without his hearing aids - World War II ingrained the 24-cylinder symphony permanently in his mind. He has good reason to remember the details. That very plane, a fully restored P-38 Lightning named White-33, was Royal's first love. And he flew over Colorado Springs to tell...
  • It Wasn't Only Sore-Loserman in Election 2000 [VANITY]

    10/21/2016 2:22:05 AM PDT · by Mr_Moonlight · 16 replies
    American History | October 21 2016 | ~ MM ~
    When Donald Trump refused to concede the 2016 Election in advance of Nov 8th, they all immediately turned on him. Hillary, Chris Wallace, the entire MSM (even Fox and the NY Post!), as well as the GOPe said that Trump was out of line with his refusal to concede beforehand. How quickly they forget! It's been brought up many times in these forums that Algore contested the 2000 election, but I haven't seen any mention of one of the most devastating 'contested' elections in American history ... that being the election 1860. Not only was election 1860 'contested' but fully...
  • Brian Kilmeade: How Thomas Jefferson abandoned diplomacy and changed US history

    10/17/2016 5:40:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | October 16, 2016 | Brian Kilmeade
    In 1786, Thomas Jefferson, then a minister to the French government of Louis XVI, had a concern more intimidating than anything else hed faced before: the threat of pirates off the coast of North Africa, a region known as the Barbary Coast. These pirates had already taken over two American ships, the Dauphin and the Maria, plundering their goods and taking their crews hostage. Unfortunately, this was a common fate for ships venturing near the area, where the Saharas arid coast was divided into four Islamic nation-states. Running west to east were the Barbary nations Morocco, Algiers, Tunis, and...
  • This Week In History with Tara Ross.

    10/17/2016 4:59:34 AM PDT · by knarf
    Tara Ross ^ | October 16, 2016 | Tara Ross
    Enjoy
  • The Battle Of Lepanto, The Feast of our lady of the Rosary Oct 7 1571

    10/16/2016 11:33:54 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 6 replies
    Last week was the 445th anniversary of one of the most important yet least known battles in world history...
  • Nothing Touches the Tired Spot

    10/15/2016 5:53:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 15, 2016 | Richard F. Miniter
    As the Civil War seesawed and the Union scored one of its rare early successes, a man met a somber-looking Lincoln at the White House. Trying to cheer the president up, he suggested that the president should be pleased by the latest news from the battle front. Lincoln agreed but then sighed that "nothing touches the tired spot." And he should have had a tired spot. Abraham Lincoln's administration had to deal with the Civil War and its raft of incompetent Union generals; Indian uprisings; an ongoing monetary crisis of epic proportions; and a dozen major foreign issues, including the...
  • The truth about the Yom Kippur war, Nixon and Kissinger

    10/14/2016 10:17:30 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 43 replies
    This month marks the 43rd anniversary of the Yom Kippur War. We have been fed some false information about this war. For starters, Israel did not strike first unlike in the 1967 Six day war when Israel was forced to launch a pre-emptive strike as her enemies amassed on her borders and as the UN stood aside and allowed them to do so. The Arabs shot first  On the night of September 25, King Hussein secretly flew to Tel Aviv to warn Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir of an impending Syrian attack. Throughout September, Israel received eleven more warnings...
  • The Battle of Hastings occurred 950 years ago on October 14, 1066

    10/14/2016 5:35:22 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 44 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 10/14/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    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...
  • How Roman Central Planners Destroyed Their Economy

    10/07/2016 5:30:24 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | 10/5/2016 | Richard M. Ebeling
    In 449 B.C., the Roman government passed the Law of the Twelve Tables, regulating much of commercial, social, and family life. Some of these laws were reasonable and consistent with an economy of contract and commerce; others prescribed gruesome punishments and assigned cruel powers and privileges given to some. Other regulations fixed a maximum rate of interest on loans of approximately 8 percent. The Roman government also had the habit of periodically forgiving all interest owed in the society; that is, it legally freed private debtors from having to pay back interest due to private creditors. The Roman government also...
  • Village Creek Train Wreck

    10/06/2016 8:18:57 AM PDT · by waterhill · 13 replies
    Train wreck between Arlington and Ft Worth. 1880's. Engine never recovered.
  • Asian Metal Found in Alaska Reveals Trade Centuries Before European Contact

    10/02/2016 2:15:35 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 41 replies
    http://westerndigs.org/ ^ | September 29, 2016 | Blake de Pastino
    A bronze buckle and a cylindrical metal bead found in Alaska are the first hard evidence of trade between Asia and the indigenous peoples of the North American Arctic, centuries before contact with Europeans, archaeologists say. An analysis of the artifacts has shown that they were smelted in East Asia out of lead, copper, and tin, before finding their way to an indigenous village some 700 years ago.
  • Conservatives: Worried about losing the internet? I have an idea; record an audiobook

    10/01/2016 7:57:54 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 29 replies
    A citizen historian
    It is almost certain that with giving the internet to "the world", that people with voices who say certain things run the risk of being silenced. One possible solution: You should record an audiobook. Here's why. As an example, one audiobook that I recorded was The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution, which highlights the black patriots that fought side by side against the British for American Independence and liberty. I completed that entire book on Valentines Day of this year, the day believed by some to be Frederick Douglass' birthday. Why is this book important? Have you ever run...
  • U.S. owes black people reparations for a history of racial terrorism, says U.N. panel

    09/27/2016 5:09:21 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 94 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/27/16 | Ishaan Tharoor
    The history of slavery in the United States justifies reparations for African Americans, argues a recent report by a U.N.-affiliated group based in Geneva. This conclusion was part of a study by the United Nations' Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, a body that reports to the international organization's High Commissioner on Human Rights. The group of experts, which includes leading human rights lawyers from around the world, presented its findings to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday, pointing to the continuing link between present injustices and the dark chapters of American history.
  • Barack Obama and the History Books

    09/27/2016 7:01:49 AM PDT · by RPMack · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9/3/2016 | Matt Margolis
    What will my son be taught about Barack Obama? At two years old, he wont remember the Obama years, but hes most definitely going to be taught about them outside the home one day. Liberal bias in schools is well known, and one can only imagine just how slanted curricula will be about the 44th president. When I was in school, I can remember being taught whoppers like: the Second Amendment only applies to militias and/or muskets, the Founders wanted to keep religion separate from the public square, southern Dixiecrats all became Republicans, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt ended the Great...