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  • Netflix Is Rebooting Unsolved Mysteries, the OG True Crime Show

    01/20/2019 12:26:32 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    TV Guide ^ | January 18, 2019 | Liam Mathews
    The mystery of whether or not there will be an Unsolved Mysteries reboot has been solved: Netflix is bringing back the cult classic investigation show. Deadline first reported the news. The 12-episode reboot will keep the original series' format of interviews and reenactments to investigate true crime and paranormal cases, updated for the streaming era. Stranger Things executive producer Shawn Levy will produce Unsolved Mysteries for his company 21 Laps, alongside the show's creators John Cosgrove and Terry Dunn Meurer. Over 500 episodes of Unsolved Mysteries have been produced for various networks. The show's original and longest run was from...
  • The 11 Best History Podcasts That Will Take You Back in Time

    01/17/2019 9:38:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | January 17, 2019 | Eleanor Hildebrandt
    Whether you're a history buff or just want a break from the present, there's a fascinating podcast out there for you. They say that those who fail to study history are doomed to repeat it—or maybe they're just missing out on some really great stories. These 11 podcasts take a look at the weird, complex, fascinating people and events that have shaped the world in ways big and small.
  • Stalin’s NKVD and Hitler’s Gestapo Cooperated Closely Even Before Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

    01/13/2019 1:57:56 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 23 replies
    Eurasia - New Series ^ | Jan 12, 2019
    Perhaps the only thing that outrages Russian defenders of Stalin more than the obvious parallels between his regime and Hitler’s is any reference to the alliance the two dictators formed in 1939 with the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, one that opened the way to war in Europe and lasted until Hitler turned on his former ally in June 1941. But now there may be something even more offensive to such defenders of Stalin and his system: the discovery of documents which confirm that the NKVD cooperated closely with the Gestapo well before the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was signed and that may have paved...
  • Russia Feared Hitler's Panzer Tanks. But They Might Have Feared Who Led Them Even More.

    03/21/2018 4:10:08 PM PDT · by BBell · 90 replies
    The wide tracks of Soviet T-34S and colossal KV-1S crunched through the snow. Night had fallen west of Belgorod on March 15, 1943. The Soviet tank column was headed toward a village, looking for shelter for the night. Although the village appeared deserted, the Soviet commander was wary. For days now there had been heavy fighting, with the Nazis trying to recapture Kharkov from the Soviets. The T-34s fired incendiary shells, setting ablaze a few peasant huts. When nothing moved, the tanks rumbled into the village. The commander’s tank came to halt, unaware that the muzzle of a Tiger tank...
  • LATINO Most of us would fail the U.S. citizenship test, survey finds

    01/13/2019 7:23:37 AM PST · by Ancient Man · 54 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 12, 2018 | Allyson Escobar
    The survey, released Oct. 3 by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation with the research firm Lincoln Park Strategies, sampled 1,000 American adults. It showed that only 36 percent actually passed the test. Respondents 65 and older scored the best (74 percent), while only 19 percent of test-takers 45 and younger passed.
  • Death of a Nation

    01/10/2019 8:01:09 PM PST · by oldasrocks · 7 replies
    film | unknown | Dinesh D'Souza
    If you have not watched this you need to. A well written film that will enlighten you to the real world of politics. This is a documentary that will show what is going on and why.
  • David Hogg responds to Trump address: 'No one is illegal on stolen land'

    01/09/2019 10:45:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 160 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Tuesday, January 8, 2019 | By Victor Morton
    Incoming Harvard student David Hogg apparently believes the United States is not a legitimate nation with rights to its territory. The gun-control advocate responded to President Trump’s speech on illegal immigration and the crisis at the border by implying that the United States is “stolen land.”
  • Archaeologists Discover Pontius Pilate Reference On Ancient Ring

    12/26/2018 9:10:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/27/2018 | By G.W. Thielman
    New analysis has revealed an unusual inscription on a copper-alloy finger ring uncovered at Herodium 50 years ago. Documented by a team of archaeologists in Israel Exploration Journal, the ring briefly caught the media’s attention last month.Based on the surrounding material, the ring was presumably deposited towards the latter half of the first century, probably about the period of the first Jewish revolt against Rome in AD 66-71. The broken hoop has a diameter of two-thirds of an inch, while the oval bezel measures one-half inch by one-third inch. The bezel relief features a krater (mixing vessel) as the...
  • 2000-Year-Old Ring Uncovered in Ancient Jewish Ritual Bath in Old City of Jerusalem

    12/28/2018 5:51:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    A 2,000-year-old ring was uncovered in archaeological excavations in the City of David National Park in Jerusalem, dating back to the Second Temple period. Source: City of David A ring with a solitaire gem stone was found by Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologists in what appears to be an ancient Mikveh (ritual bath) on the Pilgrimage Road which dates back to the time of the Second Temple period. The ancient paved road runs up from the Shiloach (Siloam) pool to the Temple Mount and is thought to have been the main thoroughfare taken by pilgrims to the Temple. According to archaeologists...
  • Misplaced 2,000-year-old ring discovered in Jerusalem’s City of David

    12/26/2018 7:02:57 AM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.timesofisrael.com ^ | 23 December 2018, 9:14 pm | By Amanda Borschel-Dan
    Unearthed in excavation of the monumental Pilgrims’ Path, the Second Temple-era adornment likely fell after use of a ritual bath, say archaeologists A 2,000-year-old bronze ring with a solitaire gem stone was uncovered in archaeological excavations in the City of David National Park in Jerusalem. (City of David) ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Some 2,000 years ago, a Jewish penitent misplaced a bronze ring during his climb of a 600-meter-long (about 2,000 feet) pilgrims’ thoroughfare leading to the Temple Mount. While the recently recovered ring is today heavily corroded, its central blue semi-precious stone still sparkles. The ring was recently discovered at the City...
  • Bronze ring found in ancient fortress near Bethlehem may have belonged to Pontius Pilate

    12/02/2018 7:59:52 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 22 replies
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | Nov 30, 2018 | Nick Squires
    A 2,000-year-old bronze ring found near Bethlehem bears the name of Pontius Pilate, the Roman official who ordered Jesus Christ to be crucified, archeologists have revealed.
  • Ring of Pontius Pilate, who ordered Jesus Christ's crucifixion, discovered near Bethlehem

    12/02/2018 6:55:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/02/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Researchers have deciphered an ancient inscription on a bronze ring first found 50 years ago pointing to Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who ordered Jesus Christ’s crucifixion. Haaretz reported that the ring in question was first discovered at the site of Herodion near the West Bank’s Bethlehem by professor Gideon Forster from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, shortly after the Six-Day War in 1968-69. The owner of the ring had remained a mystery for some 50 years, however, but a recent cleansing and special camera work at the Israel Antiquities Authority labs found Greek writing on the ring, which translates...
  • Pontius Pilate’s ring discovered from site near Bethlehem

    11/29/2018 7:28:32 PM PST · by bkopto · 97 replies
    World Israel News ^ | 11/29/2018 | staff
    The Israeli daily Ha’aretz is reporting that a bronze ring found 50 years ago at the Herodion excavation near Bethlehem has been discovered to bear the name of Pontius Pilate, Roman governor of Jerusalem and the man who ordered the crucifixion of Jesus, according to the New Testament. Ha’aretz reports that the name was discovered on the ring with the use of a special camera at the Israel Antiquities Authority labs. The letters on the ring spelled out in Greek writing “Pilatus.” The words surrounded a picture of a wine vessel. Hebrew University Professor Danny Schwartz told Ha’aretz that Pilatus...
  • Ancient Inscription Identifies Gargilius Antiques as Roman Ruler on Eve of Bar Kochva Revolt

    12/02/2016 4:30:23 AM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | December 1st, 2016
    University of Haifa researchers have made an important discovery underwater: a rare inscription from the period preceding the Bar Kochva revolt offers for the first time the definite identification of Gargilius Antiques as the Roman prefect of Judea at that time. The inscription was found in a University of Haifa underwater excavation at Tel Dor, on Israel’s Mediterranean coast, about 20 miles south of Haifa. “For the first time, we can state with certainty the name of the Roman prefect of Judea during the critical period leading up to the Bar Kochva revolt,” stated Prof. Assaf Yasur-Landau of the University...
  • Contemplating Camelot: Thousands Of Biographies Reveal An Ever-Changing Image Of JFK

    01/07/2019 9:17:27 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 57 replies
    WBUR ^ | May 26, 2017 | David Boeri
    On his last day, according to historian Alan Brinkley, he woke up as a president "with admirers and detractors, a man with a record -- some of it good, some of it not. "By the evening of that day, he had become a legend, enshrouded in a fog of grief and posthumous adulation from which he has never fully emerged," Brinkley said. ...The number of books written about John F. Kennedy surpasses 40,000... How JFK went from history to memory -- which is how we choose to remember history -- and how that memory was shaped, is the subject of...
  • Extremism

    01/06/2019 6:38:59 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Media Knegged Media ^ | 6/1/19 | Eleutheria5
    A spontaneous essay on the nature and evils of extremism, and it's effect on modern politics.
  • CED Timeline for 1983 (excellent review of Reagan's third year for perspective today)

    01/05/2019 12:37:48 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 1 replies
    CED Magic ^ | Not listed | Tom Howe
    This is a timeline of major news events and popular culture happenings that took place...in 1983.
  • Archeologists help with Interstate 10 bridge preparations

    01/04/2019 10:57:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Lagniappe ^ | December 26, 2018 | Dale Liesch
    With more than a year left before construction starts, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) has begun demolition work for the proposed Mobile River bridge and Bayway project. The agency is currently in the process of tearing down nine buildings throughout the project site just south of downtown near Virginia Street, where the bridge will be footed. “Because the final design is in a preliminary phase, we don’t have exact locations on where the footings are going to be … ,” ALDOT spokeswoman Allison Gregg said. Some of the buildings were vacant before ALDOT acquired them, other owners and tenants...
  • Toddler rushed to hospital after rhino encounter at Florida zoo

    01/02/2019 12:38:21 PM PST · by ColdOne · 49 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 1/2/19 | Nicole Chavez
    (CNN)A 2-year-old girl remains in the hospital a day after she was injured at a Florida zoo during a private rhino encounter experience, zoo officials and her family said. The toddler and her family were taking part Tuesday in a close-up experience with white rhinos at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida, when the girl came into contact with the animals. The family of three was given access to feel and brush the rhinos while supervised by two zookeepers in an area of the zoo where they were separated from the animals only by steel posts. The toddler wedged through...
  • Invitation to attend filming; Homeschool appearance schedule

    12/31/2018 6:06:51 AM PST · by LS · 4 replies
    self | 12/31/2018 | LS
    FOR THOSE IN ARIZONA: I invite you to come out on January 14-16 to the filming of 15 live "lessons" in U.S. history as I teach "A Patriot's History of the United States" from Columbus to Reconstruction for the March launch of my new website, "The Wild World of History." We need 8-10 "students" in each "class." Each session will last about 1 hour. You are welcome to attend one, or all with your children/students, or just for fun. The sessions will begin about 8:30 a.m, then about 9:30, 10:30, break for lunch, 1:00 and 2:00. We do not have...