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  • American Minute for April 22nd

    04/22/2017 5:03:55 PM PDT · by kindred · 7 replies ^ | 4/22/17 | William Federer
    Gold had been discovered in Georgia in 1828, resulting in a Democrat-controlled Congress rushing through the Indian Removal Act, which passed by a single vote in 1830. It was signed by Democrat President Andrew Jackson and carried out by Democrat President Martin Van Buren. Though unauthorized by the Tribe, prominent Cherokees John Ridge and Elias Boudinot felt Indian removal was inevitable and negotiated with Washington politicians to sign the Treaty of New Echota of 1835. Elias Boudinot, publisher of the Cherokee Phoenix - the first newspaper published by an American Indian tribe - wrote in editorials that the removal was...

    04/21/2017 6:42:54 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 21, 2017 | Deborah Lambert
    Here's a fun fact: Not surprisingly, after being trashed and trampled by the Left for several generations, there has been a downward spiral in the study of history on American campuses from 18 percent in 1971 to 9 percent today, according to historian Daniel Pipes. And, according to the American Historical Association, the reason appears to coincide with the percentage of historians who specialize in women and gender, which has risen from 1% to nearly 10%.during the past 40 years. Not surprisingly, the study of gender is the most important subfield in the academy, followed by cultural history and environmental...
  • Blood Groups And The History Of Peoples

    04/18/2017 5:38:12 AM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    The Blood Type Diet ^ | 4-18-2017 | Peter D'Adamo
    There is a vast span of human existence of which little is known. Archeological ruins from the beginnings of civilization have been unearthed, and there have been occasional discoveries of a more prehistoric nature, but not much else. The impermanency of our physical existence is responsible for this void; our flesh and body fluids rapidly decompose after death. Unless preserved by extraordinary means, even skeletal remains eventually crumble and disappear. Early peoples did not practice ceremonial burial. Left to the elements, bodies soon completely decomposed: "Dust to dust" was not a mere poetic metaphor. It was a recorded observation of...
  • T'was the eighteenth of April in 75: The midnight ride of Dawes, Prescott, and Paul Revere

    04/18/2017 3:14:24 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 37 replies ^ | 04/17/2017 | Harpygoddess
    On the evening of April 18, 1775, General Thomas Gage, the British commander in Boston, dispatched a contingent of troops to seize a supply of arms and powder that the colonial insurgents had stored at Lexington and Concord, as well as to arrest two leading patriots, Samuel Adams and John Hancock, who were also hidden in the area. As every schoolchild knows, Paul Revere's ensuing midnight ride called the local militia to arms, and the battles of Lexington and Concord followed the next day. Largely obscured by the great renown of Longfellow's poem, "Paul Revere's Ride", is the fact that...
  • How the U.S. Assassinated the Japanese Admiral Who Planned Pearl Harbor

    04/17/2017 7:37:05 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 137 replies
    The National Interest ^ | 04/16/2017 | Michael Peck
    Some sixty-eight years before U.S. special forces killed Osama bin Laden, America conducted an assassination of another kind. This time, the target wasn’t a terrorist. It was the Japanese admiral who planned the Pearl Harbor operation. But the motive was the same: payback for a sneak attack on the United States.
  • Turkey probes senator, ex-CIA director over links to cleric

    04/15/2017 11:44:29 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 15, 2017 | Associated Press
    Instanbul's chief prosecutor's office has launched the mother of all probes and Sen. Chuck Schumer, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, and ex-CIA director Brennan are among those named for their alleged links to cleric Fethullah Gulen.

    04/12/2017 6:17:06 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 3 replies
    Infedelwarrior ^ | Infidelwarrior
    This is a you tube video from Our Former President Ronald Reagan on Freedom is not free...
  • Why No Poison Gas? [History Lesson for Handwringers, Mainstream Media & Democrats]

    04/11/2017 2:07:43 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    HistoryNet (Link only!) | 12/13/09 | Robert Citino
    Why No Poison Gas? We cannot post on FR due to copyright complaint. This is just a link to the story...informing readers as to why Hitler didn't use poison gas in battle.

    04/10/2017 12:28:35 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 53 replies
    AuctionZip James D. Julia Auctions ^ | April 8, 2017 | By James D. Julia
  • A 1,389 YEAR-OLD ‘PHOBIA’?-Why history is one of the best antidotes to Muslim apologetics.

    04/07/2017 5:28:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 7, 2017 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center A direct correlation exists between Western ignorance of history and Western ignorance of Islam’s “troublesome” doctrines.  It is this connection that allows Islam’s apologists to get away with so many distortions and outright lies meant to shield Islam.   Take, for instance, Reza Aslan, apparently CNN’s resident “cannibal”: he recently claimed that “Islamophobia”— defined by CAIR as “unfounded fear of and hostility towards Islam”—was created by a few “clowns” in 2014.  To be sure, Western fear of Islam is something of a recent phenomenon in modern times.  Because...
  • Constitution Series: A Republic, If You Can Keep It

    04/06/2017 2:03:53 PM PDT · by molewhacka · 19 replies
    The Tennessee Star ^ | April 3, 2017 | Claudia Henneberry
    This is the first of twenty-five weekly articles in The Tennessee Star’s Constitution Series. ...Madison knew one thing about human nature: Every person sought to advance his or her own interests, and every person could be corrupted. Studying the various forms of government deployed throughout history, Madison came to the conclusion–one that he thought should be obvious–that the only way to counteract the natural tendencies of human nature was to develop a system of checks and balances. In a pure democracy, every citizen has one vote, and decisions are made by the vote of a majority. That form of government,...
  • KY Gov. Bevin declares April 6 WWI Centennial Day

    04/06/2017 5:50:03 AM PDT · by fungoking · 1 replies
    KSVS 12 ^ | 4/6/17 | Steve Pobst
    Governor Bevin has designated April 6, 2017 as World War I Centennial Day in Kentucky. One hundred years ago the U.S. declared war against Germany's Imperial Army to enter WWI. The proclamation officially begins more than two years of events to commemorate the Great War and the thousands of Kentuckians who sacrificed to help bring the war to an end. "The Kentuckians who bravely fought to protect and defend the fate of the free world during World War I may no longer be with us, but the legacy they left behind cannot be forgotten," said Gov. Bevin. "We are thankful...
  • Graham: Rice Has History of 'Political Manipulation' of Nat'l Security Information

    04/05/2017 2:41:27 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said today he intends to find out the story behind former national security adviser Susan Rice's actions and whether she manipulated classified information for political gain. According to Fox News' Adam Housley, sources have named Rice as the member of the Obama administration that initiated the unmasking of names of Trump transition officials caught up in surveillance. The unmasked names were then sent to other top Obama administration national security officials. Graham said on "America's Newsroom" that lawmakers must "get to the bottom of" what Rice was doing, pointing out her history of "political manipulation of...

    03/30/2017 2:07:37 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 9 replies
    Unsealed World News ^ | 3/30/17 | Gary
    While all the focus is on the upcoming Revelation 12 Sign in September, it occurs to me that a parallel, earthly sign has been developing right under our noses.  This parallel sign is not the fulfillment of Revelation 12, but its similarity is pretty stunning.  Could it be the sign of the enemy? A woman: For the last half-century the nations of Europe have voluntarily given up their sovereignty and pooled their resources to form the 28-nation European Union (now 27 members after Brexit).  The continent of Europe is named after a woman - the Phoenician princess Europa - and is...
  • 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 ^ | 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 · 16 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, 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...