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  • The Nine Greatest Rulers of the Christian Roman Empire

    11/16/2019 8:41:57 PM PST · by Antoninus · 10 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | 11/14/19 | Florentius
    The 4th through 7th centuries are often considered periods of decay and decline for the Roman Empire. I view them, however, as times of crisis and regeneration, as the previously pagan Empire was transformed into an amazingly resilient Christian Empire which persisted for another millennium despite attacks on all sides and myriad convulsions from within. Who were the most effective rulers during this period? Opinions vary, but here are my choices. Portraits of all, taken from antiquity, may be found in the above image: Constantine the Great (AD 306-337). Constantine may be considered the founder of the Christian Roman...
  • Spanish Tercios: One Of The Greatest Infantry Forces In European History

    11/14/2019 6:18:11 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 24, 2018 | History Uncovered
    Spanish Tercios were considered by many to be the most dominant infantry fighting force throughout Early Modern Europe. Developed as a unit in the first part of the 16th century, they dominated European battlefields for nearly 150 years. Learn what made them so effective and what separated them from other powers that tried to emulate their success on the field of battle. Music: The Spanish Guitar in the Renaissance and Baroque. Spanish Tercios: One Of The Greatest Infantry Forces In European History | History Uncovered | Published on July 24, 2018
  • Movie MIDWAY History Supplement - Video From US Naval War College Professor

    11/13/2019 10:51:45 AM PST · by gaijin · 66 replies
    US Naval War College & YouTube ^ | Nov. 13th, 2019 | historial Craig Symonds
    The newly-released movie Midway has generated some interest and a 150-post Freeper thread yesterday: the video below a professor at the US Navy War College hits key info helping an viewer who choses to see this great movie. A key one that I'd read long ago but had not fully embraced: US damage control was considerably better than that of Japan. When Japanese pilots hit the USS Yorktown, they returned to their carriers joyous, "We have sunk a US carrier..!" Yet inside of an hour or so US damage control had bent Heaven & Earth to save her; the...
  • Lost "Atlantean": Treasures Found in Crete

    11/12/2019 7:36:50 PM PST · by wildbill · 18 replies
    Ancient Origens ^ | 9/11/19 | Alan Cowie
    Archaeologists have discovered large quantities of treasure, which may be called ‘Atlantean treasures,’ in ancient Minoan-era buildings in Crete. Excavations conducted this year by Lasithi Antiquities Ephorate on the western part of the islet Chryssi, a municipality of Ierapetra, eastern Crete, have unearthed an ancient Minoan settlement, which according to the Greek Ministry of Culture , supported a “flourishing economy” so advanced it had built stone tanks in which marine species were cultivated.
  • Veterans Day: The Forgotten History of America's Veterans Day and What It Commemorates

    11/11/2019 6:32:30 PM PST · by ammodotcom · 4 replies ^ | November 11, 2019 |
    Veterans Day, celebrated each year on November 11th, was first celebrated on this same date in 1919, under the name of Armistice Day. The holiday was named in remembrance of the temporary ceasefire that brought about the unofficial end to World War I when, the year before, the Allied forces entered into an armistice with the Germans, stopping live battle on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. A year later, and nearly five months after the official end of the First World War (which occurred on June 28, 1918, with the Treaty...
  • A walk through the 18th century via the paintings of Bernardo Bellotto

    11/10/2019 9:12:51 AM PST · by NRx · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 09-18-2019 | Kings and Things
    Bernardo Bellotto (1721-1780) was one of the most famous painters of what's called "veduta", a genre of painting that specializes in cityscapes. Probably using a "camera obscura", he was able to create highly accurate depictions of the various cities that he was active in, ranging from Rome in Italy, to Dresden in Germany, and Warsaw in Poland. His paintings provide us with a glimpse into 18th century Europe.
  • New Research Suggests the Universe May Be a Giant Loop

    11/08/2019 6:41:15 AM PST · by Red Badger · 113 replies ^ | By Jennifer Leman Nov 5, 2019
    Picture Credit: ESA and the Planck Collaboration ================================================================== New, contested research suggests our universe may actually be a closed loop instead of a vast, never-ending expanse. The theory has drawn sharp criticism from other cosmologists. Confirmation of this theory could completely unravel everything scientists know and understand about our universe. ================================================================= Imagine jetting out into the universe. You sail past Mars, Neptune, and Pluto, far out past the milky way and into the frothy nothingness of space. What might you find if you travelled far enough? Well, you might actually end up right back where you started. There's a small...

    11/07/2019 8:49:42 AM PST · by Sopater · 14 replies
    Journal of the American Revolution ^ | November 7, 2019 | Patrick Naughton
    The British approach to its American colony in 1775 offers valuable lessons for historians and military professionals in the synthesis between the levels of wartime leadership and their effect on direct action at the tactical level. As such, it is worthwhile to reflect on the British experience in 1775, and how guidance from strategic and operational leaders had a dramatic impact on the opening stages of the conflict. A misalignment of desired objectives, a desire to exercise control down to the lowest echelon, and poorly executed direct leadership defined the British approach concerning the events surrounding Lexington and Concord on...
  • History Is Clear: Socialism Isn't the Cure. So Why Do Millennials Like It?

    11/07/2019 6:47:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/07/2019 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Multiple forms of socialism, from hard Stalinism to European redistribution, continue to fail.</p> <p>Russia and China are still struggling with the legacy of genocidal communism. Eastern Europe still suffers after decades of Soviet-imposed socialist chaos.</p> <p>Cuba, Nicaragua, North Korea and Venezuela are unfree, poor and failed states. Baathism -- a synonym for pan-Arabic socialism -- ruined the postwar Middle East.</p>
  • Boston voters reject renaming Dudley Square to Nubian Square (Boston, MA)

    11/06/2019 6:21:34 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    WCVB (ABC Boston) ^ | November 6, 2019
    BOSTON — Voters in Boston rejected a non-binding ballot question that asked whether voters supposed the renaming of Dudley Square to Nubian Square in Roxbury. Supporters argued the commercial center in the historically black neighborhood should be renamed because Roxbury resident Thomas Dudley was a leading politician when Massachusetts became the first colony to legally sanction slavery in 1641.
  • Negro Mountain signs 'part of history'

    11/03/2019 5:19:29 PM PST · by Viking2002 · 54 replies
    Cumberland Times-News ^ | 11/3/19 | Teresa McMinn
    CUMBERLAND — Kenneth Lloyd wants to buy the Negro Mountain signs, which disappeared from Garrett County roads earlier this year, and install them in his front yard. Negro Mountain occupies a 30-mile stretch of the Alleghenies from Deep Creek Lake north to the Casselman River in Pennsylvania. The ridge in Garrett County reaches 3,075 feet at its peak, and in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, marks the highest point in the state. The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration earlier this year removed four Negro Mountain signs — two from Interstate 68 and two from U.S. Alternate Route 40. “I’m highly...
  • Instagram influencer, 22, moans learning about World War 2 harms millennials’ mental health

    11/02/2019 8:55:33 PM PDT · by Borges · 53 replies
    The Scottish Sun ^ | 11/2/2019 | Jon Rogers
    A young Instagram influencer has whinged that learning about World War 2 harms millennials’ mental health. Freddie Bentley, 22, said he thought the schools’ curriculum on the devastating conflict should be cut back because it was “so intense”. Bentley, who appeared on The Circle, told Good Morning Britain today: “It was a hard situation, World War 2, I don't want anyone to think I'm being disrespectful.” He added: “I remember learning it as a child thinking ‘Oh my God it's so intense’.” He thought that any mental health issues a youngster may have could be worsened by learning about the...
  • Ancient rhinos roamed the Yukon

    11/02/2019 11:13:13 AM PDT · by Openurmind · 19 replies
    Science Daily ^ | Oct 31, 2019 | University of Colorado
    In 1973, a teacher named Joan Hodgins took her students on a hike near Whitehorse in Canada's Yukon Territory. In the process, she made history for this chilly region. While exploring the tailings left behind by a now-defunct copper mine, Hodgins and her students stumbled across a few fragments of fossils -- bits and pieces of what seemed to be teeth alongside pieces of bone. The ancient fragments of teeth were so small and in such bad shape that "most paleontologists may not have picked them up," said Jaelyn Eberle, a curator of fossil vertebrates at the University of Colorado...
  • 'Order!' John Bercow, House of Commons speaker, is standing down

    10/31/2019 4:45:34 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    NBC (No Brains Collectively) ^ | October 31, 2019 | Alexander Smith
    "The tradition for most of my lifetime has been that the speaker is not a player in political debates — if he was doing his job well then you wouldn't notice him," said Jack Simson Caird, a former constitutional law expert in the House of Commons Library. "John Bercow has challenged that idea." Bercow, 56, became a Conservative Party lawmaker in 1997 but was forced to renounce this affiliation when elected speaker 12 years later. It's a job older than the United Kingdom itself, stretching back more than six centuries to 1377. Bercow is the 157th person to occupy the...
  • The Dangerous Lessons the Left Is Teaching Our Kids

    10/29/2019 1:36:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 29, 2019 | Dennis Prager
    Here are some of the messages the left has been giving America’s young people: —Your past is terrible, and your future is terrible. The American past is a story of genocide, slavery, racism, patriarchy, and colonialism. You should be ashamed of it. As regards your future, your very existence is in jeopardy. You may well die at a young age unless society completely shifts from fossil fuels to wind and solar power. In fact, your future is so bleak you should probably not consider getting married and having children. —If you are a girl, you should know that American society...
  • Constantine's Vision of the Cross ~ Early Accounts and Backstory

    10/27/2019 9:15:26 PM PDT · by Antoninus · 28 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | October 27, 2017 | Florentius
    Constantine's great victory at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge took place on October 28, AD 312. The day before — October 27 — is the date traditionally given for the miraculous vision and dream which Constantine experienced prior to the battle. This vision has been the subject of debate in both scholarly and popular imagination for hundreds of years. But what really happened on that day 1,705 years ago that changed forever the course of human history? As a prelude to the famous accounts of this vision, it should be noted that Constantine also seems to have had pagan...
  • 2 arrested at Confederate monument protest in North Carolina

    10/26/2019 9:48:17 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 82 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 26, 2019 | AP
    PITTSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say they've arrested two people after a "physical altercation" at a protest over a Confederate statue slated to be removed. The Chatham County Sheriff's Office said Saturday it arrested Calvin James Megginson and Timothy James Osborn on charges related to the altercation. Both were released and are due in court next month. A pro-Confederate group is trying to stop removal of the statue, which has been stationed outside the county courthouse in Pittsboro since 1907.which has been stationed outside the county courthouse in Pittsboro since 1907.
  • Did an extraterrestrial impact trigger the extinction of ice-age animals?

    10/25/2019 1:17:29 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 67 replies ^ | October 25, 2019 | by Carol J.g. Ward, University of South Carolina
    A controversial theory that suggests an extraterrestrial body crashing to Earth almost 13,000 years ago caused the extinction of many large animals and a probable population decline in early humans is gaining traction from research sites around the world. The Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis, controversial from the time it was presented in 2007, proposes that an asteroid or comet hit the Earth about 12,800 years ago causing a period of extreme cooling that contributed to extinctions of more than 35 species of megafauna including giant sloths, sabre-tooth cats, mastodons and mammoths. It also coincides with a serious decline in early...
  • Operation Urgent Fury(Grenada)

    10/25/2019 12:38:43 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 26 replies
    25 Oct 2019 | US Navy Vet
    36 Years ago TODAY!
  • Post-apocalyptic fossils show rise of mammals after dinosaur demise

    10/24/2019 2:27:29 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | Will Dunham October 24, 2019 / 1:03 PM
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A revelatory cache of fossils dug up in central Colorado details as never before the rise of mammals from the post-apocalyptic landscape after an asteroid smacked Earth 66 million years ago and annihilated three-quarters of all species including the dinosaurs. The fossils, described by scientists on Thursday, date from the first million years after the calamity and show that the surviving terrestrial mammalian and plant lineages rebounded with aplomb. Mammals, after 150 million years of subservience, attained dominance. Plant life diversified impressively. With dinosaurs no longer eating them, mammals made quick evolutionary strides, assuming new forms and...