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  • 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 won’t remember the Obama years, but he’s 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...
  • IRISH: THE FORGOTTEN WHITE SLAVES

    09/23/2016 8:30:47 PM PDT · by OneVike · 62 replies
    Setting The Record Straight ^ | 3/16/15 | Ronald Dwyer
    They came as slaves: human cargo transported on British ships bound for the Americas. They were shipped by the hundreds of thousands and included men, women, and even the youngest of children. Whenever they rebelled or even disobeyed an order, they were punished in the harshest ways. Slave owners would hang their human property by their hands and set their hands or feet on fire as one form of punishment. Some were burned alive and had their heads placed on pikes in the marketplace as a warning to other captives. We don’t really need to go through all of...
  • NAACP: Historical 13-Star Flag Associated With 'Racial Supremacy' Groups

    09/22/2016 8:41:48 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 29 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/20/2016 | Tom Gantert
    The president of the NAACP Greater Grand Rapids Branch said that students who brought a Donald Trump for president banner and a ‘Betsy Ross’ 13-star flag to a local high school football game were involved in “intentional actions of intimidation and rooted in no agenda other than to insult, to injure, and to incite.” Cle J. Jackson, the president of the NAACP Greater Grand Rapids Branch, said the Betsy Ross 13-star flag has been appropriated by “the so-called ‘Patriot Movement’ and other militia groups who are responding to America’s increasing diversity with opposition and racial supremacy.” At a Sept. 9...
  • Human skeleton discovered at Antikythera shipwreck after more than 2,000

    09/20/2016 3:08:48 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Sept 19, 2016 | By Associated Press and Cheyenne Macdonald
    Full title: Human skeleton discovered at Antikythera shipwreck after more than 2,000 years at the bottom of the sea Buried beneath sand and the fragments of ancient pottery, researchers have discovered the 2,000-year-old remains of a sailor who died upon the ill-fated 'Antikythera ship.' Archaeologists have investigated the famous shipwreck off a tiny Greek island for which it's named for over a century, revealing a trove of remarkable artefacts – including the mysterious 'Antikythera Mechanism,' thought to be a 'guide to the galaxy.'
  • Ship found in Arctic 168 years after doomed Northwest Passage attempt

    09/12/2016 3:38:51 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 59 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sept 12, 2016 | Paul Watson in Vancouver
    The long-lost ship of British polar explorer Sir John Franklin, HMS Terror, has been found in pristine condition at the bottom of an Arctic bay, researchers have said, in a discovery that challenges the accepted history behind one of polar exploration’s deepest mysteries. HMS Terror and Franklin’s flagship, HMS Erebus, were abandoned in heavy sea ice far to the north of the eventual wreck site in 1848, during the Royal Navy explorer’s doomed attempt to complete the Northwest Passage.
  • Beneath This Medieval German Town Lie Over 25 Miles of Forgotten Tunnels

    09/11/2016 4:57:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | September 7, 2016 | Jennifer Nalewicki
    O n the surface, Oppenheim looks like your typical German town resting along the banks of the Rhine River. But there's more to Oppenheim than beer halls and a Gothic-style cathedral from the Middle Ages. Beneath its narrow cobblestone streets lies something deeper—an entire labyrinth of tunnels and cellars. “The town is practically honeycombed with cavities,” Wilfried Hilpke, a tour guide with Oppenheim’s tourism office, tells Smithsonian.com. Hilpke should know. For the past ten years, he’s spent much of his time leading hour-long hardhat tours of Oppenheim’s elaborate tunnel system, taking visitors through a journey that covers just a fraction...
  • Woman kissed by sailor in famous V-J Day photo dies aged 92

    09/10/2016 5:45:47 PM PDT · by NRx · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 09-10-2016 | Reuters
    Greta Friedman, the woman in white kissed by a sailor in New York’s Times Square in a photograph symbolising the end of the second world war, has died aged 92. Her son, Joshua Friedman, said she died on Thursday in Virginia after suffering a series of ailments, including pneumonia, NBC News reported. CBS News said she would be laid to rest with her late husband, Mischa Elliot Friedman, at Arlington national cemetery in Virginia. Friedman, then a dental assistant on a break, was the woman in one of the most famous pictures of the 20th century, the moment Americans learned...
  • How the Great Fire of London unfolded 350 years ago, hour by hour

    09/04/2016 8:28:02 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 22 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9-5-16 | Laurence Dodds
    This is the story of a city on knife's edge, riven by religious and political tensions, made vulnerable to disaster by its own neglect and avarice. It is a story of official blunders which turned a minor, commonplace accident into an all-consuming conflagration. It's a story of chaos, mass hysteria, profiteering and racist violence – but it is also a story of some heroism and charity, from royal and commoner alike. It unfolds over 72 hours, beginning at midnight on September 2, 1666, and ending at the climax of the fire's worse day. Of course, in an era without reliable...
  • It's V-J Day, the anniversary of the date of Japan's surrender in 1945 and the end of WWII

    09/02/2016 5:23:24 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 20 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 09/02/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    Today is V-J Day, the anniversary of the date in 1945 of the formal Japanese surrender on the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. For practical purposes, it ended on August 14 (August 15 in Japan, on the other side of the International Date Line), when President Truman announced the capitulation of Japan and the end of World War II in the Pacific, unleashing a paroxysm of jubilation throughout the victorious nations. The war in Europe had ended with the German surrender on May 8th, but Japan fought on in the Pacific and had only lost Okinawa, the last stepping stone...
  • The More Things Change, The More They Actually Don't

    09/01/2016 4:39:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    In today's technically sophisticated and globally connected world, we assume life has been completely reinvented. In truth, it has not changed all that much. Facebook and Google may have recalibrated our lifestyles, but human nature, geography and culture are nearly timeless. Even as ideologies and governments come and go, the same old, same old problems and challenges remain. Compare what dominated the news in 1966, 50 years ago. Abroad, Israel was constantly fighting on the West Bank against Palestinian guerrilla groups and in the air over Syria. It is likely that in another 50 years the story will remain about...
  • Obama’s Arc of History

    08/29/2016 1:08:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Free Beaco ^ | 8/29/16 | David Rutz
    President Obama enjoys quoting or paraphrasing Martin Luther King, Jr.’s remark that “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” Like his oft-repeated phrase that his political opponents are “on the wrong side of history,” the statement suggests Obama’s view that real-world events will ultimately shift to what he thinks they ought to be, regardless of his own actions. As chaos both domestic and abroad has shown, there is more to be done to influence the course of events than to dispense platitudes.
  • April 2006 Message from Dan (a long war between Islam and the West)

    08/22/2016 7:36:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    DanSimmons.com ^ | April 2006 | Dan Simmons
    Greetings Readers, Friends, and Other Visitors: The Time Traveler appeared suddenly in my study on New Year’s Eve, 2004. He was a stolid, grizzled man in a gray tunic and looked to be in his late-sixties or older. He also appeared to be the veteran of wars or of some terrible accident since he had livid scars on his face and neck and hands, some even visible in his scalp beneath a fuzz of gray hair cropped short in a military cut. One eye was covered by a black eyepatch. Before I could finish dialing 911 he announced in a...
  • When Teddy Roosevelt Banned Muslims From America

    08/18/2016 3:19:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 67 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 18, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    A hundred years ago, Muslims were furious over an immigration bill whose origins lay with advocacy by a headstrong and loudmouthed Republican in the White House. The anti-immigration bill offended the Ottoman Empire, the rotting Caliphate of Islam soon to be defeated at the hands of America and the West, by banning the entry of “all polygamists, or persons who admit their belief in the practice of polygamy.”
  • How Elites Destroy Themselves

    08/17/2016 3:01:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 17, 2016 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    An 18th Century European lord puzzling over the accelerating decline of the aristocracy only had to look in the mirror to find his answer. Chronic inbreeding ensured the degeneration of the gentry, and yet even though the nobility well knew this, they were powerless. The entire European system of class and governance rested upon the idea of hereditary rule, even as it sowed the seeds of its own demise. Elites always need more than just raw power. They need a justification for rule to establish legitimacy, at a very minimum in their own eyes, if not those of the lower...
  • What The Past Can Teach Us

    08/16/2016 10:48:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    While we shouldn't live in the past, we can certainly learn from it. We are not the first humans to walk the Earth and yet too many, especially the young, suffer from the conceit that history is just a boring subject in school. PBS is rerunning episodes on its award-winning series "American Experience" on modern presidents and the challenges they faced. Each episode retraces what presidents believed to be good ideas at the time -- from Lyndon Johnson's program to wipe out poverty and defeat the communists in Vietnam, to George W. Bush's toppling of Saddam Hussein. In each episode,...
  • THIS DAY IN HISTORY WITH TARA ROSS

    08/12/2016 7:56:44 AM PDT · by knarf
    Tara Ross ^ | August 12, 2016 | Tara Ross
    "Madison was discouraged! He strongly felt that a new form of government needed to be devised, but he worried that it would not happen. The Annapolis Convention was intended to tackle only one of the two problematic areas—“the trade of the United States”—and he didn’t know if even THAT would happen!"
  • August 9th is the anniversary of the battle of Thermopylae

    08/09/2016 4:07:55 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 41 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 08/09/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    A legendary battle of western history: Today is the anniversary of the battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C. Thermopylae is a pass in east central Greece between the cliffs of Mount Oeta and the Malic Gulf, and in ancient times, it was a principal entrance into southern Greece from the north. It was there that the Greeks confronted the third Persian expedition of the Persian Wars - an army of as many as a half-million men under Xerxes. When they found that their position had been turned, however, the Greeks retreated precipitously - all except for a 300-strong Spartan contingent...
  • Ezekiel 38 Scenario Developing Rapidly

    08/08/2016 12:15:15 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 33 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 8/8/16 | Gary
    Ever since the failed coup in Turkey, there has been a rapid alignment towards an Ezekiel 38 scenario and several of these developments need to be addressed. First, some background: Ezekiel 38 describes a war between Israel and certain surrounding nations with the enemies of Israel having the motive of taking a certain spoil.  This war has clearly not yet taken place and it appears to occur shortly before the millennial reign of the Messiah (Jesus) per the text, likely around the time of the rapture and the beginning of Daniel's 70th Week.  While there is some debate regarding Russia's...
  • The Real History In this Election Is Trump

    08/05/2016 7:43:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/05/16 | Katy Grimes
    The reason so many in America are rooting for Donald Trump is that he single handedly disrobed the Republican Party, and bared the dirty, corrupt underbelly Hillary Clinton may shatter the proverbial glass ceiling by being the first women nominated as the Democrat Party’s Presidential nominee, but Donald Trump is also significantly historical. People say Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for U.S. President is historical only because she is a woman. Blah blah blah. Feminist author Camille Paglia called Hillary Clinton an “ethically challenged incompetent,” and has repeatedly challenged Hillary’s feminist credentials. Special: Alzheimer's Quick Test: Is Your Bedroom Organized Why is...
  • Racially Incorrect Facts on Slavery: African Slave Traders - The black roots of African slavery

    07/29/2016 10:57:21 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 28 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | July 29, 2016 | Jack Kerwick
    Ask yourself this: In all of the gazillions of lectures and tirades (there have, as to date, been no genuine conversations) on slavery, have you ever heard of the names of John Currantee and Ephraim Robin John? Such names—and there are many, many more—belong to a racially incorrect history of slavery, an historical account that threatens to rip asunder the ideological foundations of the Racism-Industrial-Complex (RIC), or Big Racism. For centuries and centuries, courtesy of both Arabs and its indigenous peoples, slavery was endemic throughout the continent of Africa. Contrary to what contemporary mythical portraits like Roots would have us...
  • THE EVIDENCE: HILLARY'S AMERICA--THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

    07/28/2016 8:38:36 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 5 replies
    HillarysAmericathemovie ^ | Unknown | Dinesh D'Souza
    If you have seen Dinesh O'Souza's movie, "Hillary's America" (highly recommended), this will refresh your memory. If you haven't seen the movie, this is some of the history of the Democratic party that either will astonish you, or if you already know it, will be a good refresher course.
  • Here Are 5 Women That Are Better Role Models To Young Girls Than Hillary Clinton

    07/27/2016 5:55:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | Sophie Carson
    "If there are any little girls out there who stayed up late to watch, let me just say: I may become the first woman president, but one of you is next," Hillary Clinton told the Democratic National Convention audience via satellite Tuesday night. This remark, said in a tone one might use to talk to babies, was the cherry on top of a slate of speakers who lauded Clinton’s landmark accomplishment as the country’s first female presidential nominee of a major party. The word “historic” was on everyone’s lips as Democrats claimed moral superiority for their support of a woman...
  • 7 Things the Left Doesn’t Want You to Know About Their History

    07/26/2016 8:47:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Dinesh D' Souza
    Monday marked the beginning of the Democratic National Convention, where Hillary Clinton and her fellow Democrats will try to convince the country that they are the party of the future. To combat their lies, here is a list of seven things they donÂ’t want you to realize about their history from my latest book, HillaryÂ’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party.1. The Founder of the Democratic Party was a Racist Land StealerAndrew Jackson didnÂ’t really go around the law; he made the law. He was a law unto himself. ThatÂ’s because he had the troops and the guns...
  • The News From 120 Years Ago Today

    07/19/2016 9:30:08 AM PDT · by NRx · 18 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | 07-19-1896 | New York Tribune
    For those interested in history and the day to day news, politics and culture of a bygone world; the full edition of the New York Tribune from Sunday July 19, 1896 (digitized). The advertisements and classifieds alone are fascinating.
  • Racially Incorrect Facts Regarding Race and Slavery

    07/22/2016 10:52:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | Jack Kerwick
    As was recently shown, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, with its central claim that police around the country are hunting and killing innocent black men, is a lie. Yet the BLM myth is enmeshed within a larger narrative, a narrative of eternal White Racism. And couched within this tale are distortions and outright crucially false ideas of slavery. In the interest of that “honest discussion” of race that the Eric Holders and Barack Obamas of the world claim to want, I submit considerations without which no such discussion can be had.One glaringly inconvenient truth that, odds are, few folks...
  • THIS DAY IN HISTORY WITH TARA ROSS

    07/22/2016 5:44:39 AM PDT · by knarf · 1 replies
    Tara Ross ^ | July 22, 2016 | Tara Ross
    On this day in 1893, a professor stands atop Pikes Peak in Colorado. She is struck by the beauty around her and is inspired to write a poem. Her poem is later set to music. Today, we all know that song as “America the Beautiful.”
  • Commemorating the Repeal of the Stamp Act

    07/19/2016 1:50:52 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 11 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/17/2016 | Derk Wilcox
    The United States Postal Service puts out many beautiful stamps. One current “forever stamp” isn’t as nice to look at, but you should still consider using it the next time you decide to send some snail mail. It commemorates the repeal of the Stamp Act in 1766. If you’re like me, you probably have a vague memory of learning about the Stamp Act in grade school. Back then I wondered why it was such a big deal that the colonists had to pay more for stamps, because when I thought of stamps, I thought postage stamps. But for the American...
  • A complacent elite is to blame for politics being turned upside down

    07/15/2016 3:04:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | July 15, 2016 | Robert Wargas
    The way we think of left and right is a relic of the Cold War. Reality is catching up I wouldn’t be the first to observe that Donald Trump never uses the words “freedom” or “liberty”. In the United States, a Republican presidential candidate who avoids those terms – someone who doesn’t gloss every speech with talk of shining cities on hills – is like a baker who doesn’t use flour. Trump also rarely talks about “left” and “right” and those movements’ foot soldiers, “liberals” and “conservatives”. Odd, isn’t it? Left and right are the defining concepts of American...
  • New AP European History framework ignores religion, snubs Churchill, whitewashes communism: REPORT

    07/15/2016 10:57:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    The College Fix ^ | June 29, 2016 | Kate Hardiman, University of Notre Dame
    The new Advanced Placement European History framework has received a makeover that eliminates religion’s influence on the development of Western Civilization, ignores Winston Churchill, whitewashes the evils of communism, and lauds the welfare state, according to David Randall with the right-of-center National Association of Scholars. […] Virtually all mention of religion in the 19th century is removed, and several key figures such as Christopher Columbus and Winston Churchill are not mentioned in the College Board’s framework, Randall said. […] The College Board’s new AP European History examination, which debuted last year, “turns Europe’s history into a foreshortened, neo-Marxist, generic narrative...
  • Trivia Question: 44% of All the World's Eggs Come from Chicken Stock of Which VP?

    07/13/2016 11:18:12 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 72 replies
    Self | July 13, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    Trivia Question: 44% of All the World's Stock Come from Chicken Stock of Which VP? Not a trick question. And it is amazingly true. 44% of all eggs in the world come from the chicken stock developed by one of America's vice presidents. Can you guess who?
  • The Hittite capital hosts ambassadors

    07/11/2016 11:47:26 PM PDT · by Cronos · 4 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | 12 July 2016 | HDN
    The archaeological site of Hattusha, the capital of the Hittite civilization which entered the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1986, was visited by a number of ambassadors in Turkey over the weekend as part of its two-day 30th anniversary celebrations organized by the governor’s office in the Central Anatolian province Çorum. The ancient site is notable for its cuneiform inscriptions, one of the most important discoveries at the site, consisting of official correspondence and contracts, as well as legal codes, procedures for cult ceremonies, oracular prophecies and literature of the ancient Near East. The cuneiforms entered the UNESCO Memory...
  • The Ark Encounter Opens To The Public

    07/11/2016 7:44:01 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 27 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 7/11/16 | Gary
    The Ark Encounter, a full-scale, 510-foot long model of Noah's Ark, has opened to the public in Grant County, Kentucky.  It is the largest timber frame structure in the United States and the largest free-standing timber frame structure in the world. I find this fascinating in light of biblical prophecy, specifically 2 Peter 3:3-10: Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” But...
  • It's 1968 All Over Again

    07/08/2016 7:35:06 AM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 93 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 7, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    The worst year in modern American history was unquestionably 1968, which in its first six months included the Tet Offensive, LBJ's surprise announcement that he would not seek re-election, the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., the subsequent riots that destroyed the cores of many American cities including, fatally, Detroit; and the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in Los Angeles. Still to come were the riots at the Democratic convention in Chicago, the "Black Power" salutes by American athletes at the Olympics in Mexico City, Richard Nixon's razor-thin victory over Hubert Humphrey in an election that saw a third-party candidate,...
  • All transactions to be conducted in the presence of a tax collector

    07/05/2016 4:30:48 PM PDT · by vannrox · 22 replies
    SovereignMan.com ^ | April 17, 2012 | simon black
    In the terminal collapse of the Roman Empire, there was perhaps no greater burden to the average citizen than the extreme taxes they were forced to pay. The tax ‘reforms’ of Emperor Diocletian in the 3rd century were so rigid and unwavering that many people were driven to starvation and bankruptcy. The state went so far as to chase around widows and children to collect taxes owed. By the 4th century, the Roman economy and tax structure were so dismal that many farmers abandoned their lands in order to receive public entitlements. At this point, the imperial government was spending...
  • 4th of July under Barrack Obama 2016

    07/05/2016 4:02:29 PM PDT · by vannrox · 6 replies
    SovereignMan.com | 5 July 2016 | simon black
    July 5, 2016 Cauquenes, Chile 19-year old Hannah Cohen should have been partying. Living with multiple disabilities like paralysis, partial deafness, and blindness in one eye, Hannah also suffers from a brain tumor. And five days ago, she and her mother were traveling home via Memphis International Airport to celebrate the end of her cancer treatment with the rest of her family. That’s when Hannah found out how free she really is. After her wheelchair set off the metal detector at the airport’s security lane, Hannah couldn’t hear or understand the orders that TSA officers barked at her. Confused and...
  • Assault Rife Carried by Lewis & Clark Expedition

    07/05/2016 8:49:41 AM PDT · by dvan · 32 replies
    NRA Musem | NA | NA
    This 22-shot repeating air rifle is an original Girardoni military pattern rifle of the type used on the Lewis & Clark Expedition. It is a butt reservoir piece with a bore size of .462 caliber. Similar pieces were supplied by Bartolomeo Girardoni to the Austrian army circa 1780. As originally issued, each Girardoni air rifle had three detachable air reservoirs, each requiring about 1,500 strokes of a pump to completely pressurize the reservoir. Once filled to operating pressure (about 800 psi) the air rifle could fire up to 70 shots before the reservoir required replacing. A metal tube on the...
  • Have we misunderstood the Declaration of Independence? Princeton professor claims rogue..

    07/05/2016 8:10:03 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | July 4, 2016 | JAMES WILKINSON
    Has America spent the last few hundred years misunderstanding the Declaration of Independence? That's what Danielle Allen, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, believes. According to Allen, the paragraph beginning 'We hold these truths to be self-evident' has been misinterpreted thanks to a rogue period that was not in the original document. And that could completely transform our understanding of how the Founding Fathers viewed the role of government, The New York Times reported.The line as it is most commonly reprinted reads: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,...
  • I’m a millennial and my generation sucks

    07/04/2016 3:14:44 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/4/16 | Johnny Oleksinski
    ....At 26, I’m stuck in the middle of the world’s most maligned, mocked and discussed age group. And I hate it. Imagine being forever lumped into a smug pack of narcissists who don’t just ignore the past, but openly abhor anyone and everything that came before them. .... Bernie Sanders obsessives who preached reform and inclusion by berating their closest friends and family for daring to think differently.... ...My millennial friends want me to be hopelessly nostalgic for the ’90s, obsessing over which “Saved by the Bell” character I’m most like... ...Perhaps their messiah complex is a result of being...
  • Archaeologists unearth 87,000 artifacts including wig curlers and a punch bowl... (Philly)

    07/04/2016 4:15:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 3, 2016 | Ollie Gillman
    Excavating toilets might not seem like glamorous work. But this team of archaeologists were not complaining when they unearthed 87,000 artifacts dating back to the American Revolution while digging up 250-year-old outhouses in Philadelphia. The Commonwealth Heritage Group made the fascinating find on a dig at the site of the new Museum of the American Revolution, which opens next year. Twelve of the brick bathrooms were uncovered during the dig just two blocks away from Philadelphia's Independence Hall, the Huffington Post reported. Intricate crockery, finely detailed jugs, wig curlers and an array of beads were found during the excavation....
  • Faces of Liberty (Tocqueville's warnings to Americans)

    07/03/2016 3:45:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 1, 2016 | PATRICK J. WALSH
    The Statue of Liberty used to be the face America projected to the world. A gift from the people of France in 1886 and an emblem of how Americans saw themselves and how they wanted to be seen by the world. Liberte eclairant le monde is the name given the statue—”Liberty enlightening the world.” The female face adorning the Statue of Liberty expresses an otherworldly classical beauty and the vigilance necessary lest liberty succumb to licentiousness. Her uplifted torch symbolizes purification through illumination. Every year Hollywood has a newer face America projects to the world, a symbol of material...
  • Dukakis Lead Widens According to New Poll

    07/03/2016 6:07:06 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 26, 1988 | NYT Staff
    In the aftermath of the Democratic National Convention, the party's nominee, Michael S. Dukakis, has expanded his lead among registered voters over Vice President Bush, the probable Republican nominee, according to a Gallup Poll... Fifty-five percent of the 948 registered voters interviewed in the poll said they preferred to see Mr. Dukakis win the 1988 Presidential election, while 38 percent said they preferred to see Mr. Bush win. The poll had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points... This represented a shift in Mr. Dukakis's lead from the 47 percent to 41 percent advantage he...
  • Lots of Fourth of July/Independence Day links

    07/02/2016 6:25:19 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 1 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 07/02/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    Want some inspiration? Read Lincoln's 1858 speech on the meaning of Independence Day: "Let us stick to it then. Let us stand firmly by it then." More excellent speeches from Coolidge (1926) and Reagan (1986). When in the course of human events... here's the full text of the Declaration of Independence. The 7 most bad-ass founding fathers, 5 forgotten founding fathers, and 4 more. Journal of the American Revolutions' 10 Myths for the Fourth of July and Breaking News From 1776: First News Reports of Independence. Lots more.
  • 10 Reasons Jesus Will Come Back In Our Lifetime

    07/01/2016 2:26:42 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 76 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 7/1/16 | Gary
    Previously we've discussed 20 specific signs that were foretold in the Bible indicating that Christ's coming is now imminent.  This new list is a little different - these are ten indicators that we have reached the upper limits of when Christ can return.  God is sovereign and we can merely speculate, but I believe there is sound reasoning behind each of these: 1. The culmination of signs From the return of the Jews to their God-given land beginning in the late 1800s, to the rebirth of Israel in 1948 and the recapturing of Jerusalem in 1967, the signs foretold in...
  • June 30, 1934: the Night of the Long Knives, Hitler's purge of those standing in his way

    07/01/2016 1:27:16 PM PDT · by harpygoddess · 34 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 06/30/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    The Night of the Long Knives (sometimes called Operation Hummingbird or, in Germany, the Röhm-Putsch), was a purge that took place in Nazi Germany from June 30 to July 2, 1934, when the Nazi regime carried out a series of political murders.
  • Airpower Classics - Air Force Magazine

    07/01/2016 5:11:35 AM PDT · by Purdue77 · 18 replies
    Air Force Magazine | Various | Air Force Magazine
    In case anyone is interested: 1 Airpower Classics - January -- Jaguar 2 Airpower Classics - February -- Predator 3 Airpower Classics - March -- B2 Spirit 4 Airpower Classics - April -- V22 Osprey 5 Airpower Classics - May -- C17 Globemaster III 6 Airpower Classics - June -- E8 Joint STARS 7 Airpower Classics - July -- F-35
  • 72 Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation In Boston

    06/23/2016 5:03:52 PM PDT · by vannrox · 66 replies
    zero hedge ^ | Jun 20, 2016 1:33 PM | Tyler Durden
    It could never happen here, right? Boston – National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a Para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw. Speaking after the clash, the Massachusetts Governor declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement. The Governor blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the...
  • What The Confederate Stranger and A Small Town in Maine Can Teach Us About Human Decency

    06/21/2016 8:34:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    In 1862, a man named Lt. Charles H. Colley of Gray, ME was killed during the Battle of Cedar Mountain. When his grieving family opened up the casket that was supposed to contain their son, they were stunned to discover that a fully uniformed Confederate soldier had been shipped to them instead. Having no way to identify the soldier, and also lacking the means to ship him back to Virginia, Lt. Colley's family decided to bury him in Gray Village Cemetery alongside the Union soldiers who had been killed in the war. They figured that this unknown Confederate's family would...
  • Lord’s Judgment Will Not Be Delayed Forever - A Meditation on the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel

    06/21/2016 6:40:56 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-20-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Lord’s Judgment Will Not Be Delayed Forever – A Meditation on the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel Msgr. Charles Pope • June 20, 2016 • This post is a kind of follow-on from yesterday’s post as we read the stories of wickedness in ancient Israel and what God did about it.The first reading from Monday’s Mass (of the 12th week of the year) describes a crucial, crushing moment in the history of ancient Israel: the loss of the Northern Kingdom and the destruction and deportation of what came to be called the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel.Shalmaneser, king...
  • Obama Administration Has History of Scrubbing Allah from Transcripts - Breitbart

    06/20/2016 7:05:27 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 25 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 20, 2016 | by Aaron Klein
    http://bit.ly/28KQBJo