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  • Interesting Movie Starring Lauren Bacall and Herbert Lom

    12/08/2019 10:23:18 AM PST · by Steely Tom · 1 replies
    YouTube, The Rank Organization ^ | 7 October 1959 | Patrick Ford, Will Price
    This is a movie about the history of India and the events that led up to the splitting off of Pakistan from India in 1947. In it, British Army Captain Scott is tasked to rescue a Hindu child-prince from a "Muslim uprising" and convey him to safety at the Governor's residence in Haserabad (it is not clear whether "Haserabad" is a real place, or a renamed version of "Hyderabad). They journey across the "North West Frontier," which is territory in what is now Pakistan, into India, which is more firmly controlled by the British. This journey takes place by means...
  • Why Did Japan Attack Pearl Harbor?

    12/07/2019 12:18:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    HISTORY.COM ^ | 12/07/2019 | Sarah Pruitt
    When Japanese bombers appeared in the skies over Pearl Harbor on the morning of December 7, 1941, the U.S. military was completely unprepared for the devastating surprise attack, which dramatically altered the course of World War II, especially in the Pacific theater. But there were several key reasons for the bombing that, in hindsight, make it seem almost inevitable. Tensions Began During the Great Depression Before the Pearl Harbor attack, tensions between Japan and the United States had been mounting for the better part of a decade. The island nation of Japan, isolated from the rest of the world for...
  • Trump’s supposed abuses pale in comparison to past presidents

    12/05/2019 11:11:50 PM PST · by knighthawk · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 05 2019 | David Harsanyi
    Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee this week trotted out a trio of supposedly dispassionate legal experts to explain why the impeachment of President Trump was justified. But however smart scholars such as Michael Gerhardt, distinguished professor of constitutional law at University of North Carolina, might be, they aren’t above peddling partisan absurdities. Once Gerhardt argued that Trump’s behavior was “worse than the misconduct of any prior president,” we no longer had any obligation to take him seriously on the topic. History began before 2016, and there are at least a dozen instances of presidential misconduct that are both morally...
  • Charles Blow Op-ed in the NY Times: The Horrible History of Thanksgiving

    12/04/2019 9:40:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/25/2019 | Charles M. Blow
    When I was a child, Thanksgiving was simple. It was about turkey and dressing, love and laughter, a time for the family to gather around a feast and be thankful for the year that had passed and be hopeful for the year to come. In school, the story we learned was simple, too: Pilgrims and Native Americans came together to give thanks. [SNIP] As Peter C. Mancall, a professor at the University of Southern California, wrote for CNN on Wednesday, Gov. William Bradford would say in his book “Of Plymouth Plantation,” which he began to write in 1630, that the...
  • The Evidence is Cut in Stone: A Compelling Argument for Lost High Technology in Ancient Egypt

    12/03/2019 12:54:33 PM PST · by wildbill · 150 replies
    Ancient Origens ^ | August 2017 | Brien Forrester
    Most people know of the great construction achievements of the dynastic Egyptians such as the pyramids and temples of the Giza Plateau area as well as the Sphinx. Many books and videos show depictions of vast work forces hewing blocks of stone in the hot desert sun and carefully setting them into place. However, some of these amazing works could simply not have been made by these people during the time frame that we call dynastic Egypt. Up until the 7th century BC there was very little iron present in Egypt, as this material only became commonly used once the...
  • Prominent Historians Criticize The NY Times’ 1619 Project As ‘Biased,’ ‘Anti-Historical’

    12/01/2019 10:24:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/01/2019 | John Sexton
    The NY Times’ 1619 Project was a sprawling effort earlier this year to convince Americans that slavery was part of the DNA of America. Made up of various pieces by different authors, the 1619 Project seemed to promote an idea that matched current far left sentiment about the importance of identity with an underlying anti-capitalism. The Times is now promoting the Project for inclusion in high school curricula, so it’s likely it will be with us for some time. But where did all of this material come from?One site has done some important work looking into the Times’ Project...
  • 29 Books That Would Make an Excellent Christmas Gift

    11/29/2019 8:08:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 28, 2019 | Daniel Davis and Heritage Foundation contributors
    The Christmas season is here, which means the clock’s a-ticking to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Here are 29 books that our friends at The Heritage Foundation think you and your family will enjoy.
  • Royals Who Suffered From Hereditary Mutations And Defects Caused By Inbreeding

    11/29/2019 8:28:47 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 59 replies
    Ranker ^ | Peter Dugre
    Long before the concept of "designer babies" created in a lab became the stuff of science fiction, inbreeding in royal families was viewed as a way to ensure genetic purity. Intermarriage ensured that no "common" blood sullied pure, aristocratic blood lines. What could go wrong? A lot, actually. Birth defects caused by inbreeding were rampant in royal families from Russia to Portugal and even in ancient Egypt, where the practice of sibling marriage was considered godly behavior. Hereditary diseases caused by inbreeding get handed down through thin gene pools, particularly in the many cases where intentional close marriage is used...
  • What's the Truth About the First Thanksgiving? by PragerU

    11/28/2019 3:33:16 PM PST · by tbw2 · 10 replies
    Michael Medved ^ | Nov 13, 2017 | Michael Medved
    The truth of the first Thanksgiving
  • Who Killed The Masked Marvel? (David Bacon)

    11/28/2019 12:45:27 PM PST · by robowombat · 4 replies
    Morbidology ^ | 15th May 2019 | Emily Thompson
    This post was published on 15th May 2019 Who Killed The Masked Marvel? Posted By: Emily Thompson Howard Hughes was a film director who, in 1942, met struggling actor David Bacon, and signed him to a three year contract and brought him to Los Angeles, California. He had intended on Bacon playing Billy the Kid in The Outlaw. However, after a screen test, it became clear that the clean cut man from New England was unsuitable to play the role. For the forthcoming year, Bacon remained under contract for the Hughes Studio where he was considered “ a high-class gentleman”...
  • Thanksgiving Has Been Part of America’s Story From Puritan Forefathers Onward

    11/28/2019 7:10:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/28/2019 | Richard Land
    This is the time that Americans from coast to coast cease their workaday activities and gather with friends and loved ones for Thanksgiving. It is a time-honored ritual, observed by the overwhelming majority of the American population. What are the origins of this celebration, and what meaning should it have for Americans today? Thanksgiving is a combination of two longstanding traditions in Anglo-American civilization—the joyous harvest festival and the more somber declaration of a day of prayer or thanksgiving in the midst of some national crisis.The origin of the present American Thanksgiving, spiritually and emotionally, harkens back to the 1621...
  • Ancient Viking ship discovered buried next to church using breakthrough georadar technology

    11/27/2019 12:27:31 PM PST · by robowombat · 23 replies
    Keep the Faith ^ | Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | Harry Cockburn
    Ancient Viking ship discovered buried next to church using breakthrough georadar technology A Viking ship believed to be over 1,000 years old has been discovered buried next to a church in Norway. Archaeologists from the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) announced they had found the ship, believed to have been used in a traditional ship burial, using “breakthrough” large-scale high-resolution georadar technology. The remains of the 17m vessel are buried just below the top-soil, at Edøy church on Edøya island in western Norway. Archaeologists have suggested parts of the structure may have been damaged by ploughing. The team...
  • "Thou art just, O Lord, and thy judgments are righteous"~The execution of the Roman emperor Maurice

    11/27/2019 6:41:59 AM PST · by Antoninus · 5 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | November 27, 2017 | Florentius
    November 27 marks the anniversary of one of the most cruel and lamentable acts in all of human history -- the execution of the Eastern Roman Emperor Maurice, and five of his six sons, at the hands of the usurper Phocas in AD 602. Having been proclaimed as emperor by the Balkan army who had numerous grievances against Maurice, Phocas entered Constantinople with the assent of the people, and Maurice and the imperial family fled. Their ship was forced ashore by a storm, however, and they sought sanctuary in a church near Chalcedon across the strait from Constantinople. According to...
  • These teachers say they’re telling ‘true story’ of Thanksgiving. Some critics disagree.

    11/26/2019 1:01:07 PM PST · by Perseverando · 48 replies
    News & Observer ^ | November 25, 2019 | T. Keung Hui
    RALEIGH Social studies teacher Keisha Worthey wants her 13-year-old students to consider the Native American perspective as they celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Worthey asked her students at East Millbrook Middle School in Raleigh to go beyond the traditional story about Pilgrims and their American Indian neighbors celebrating the “First Thanksgiving” in 1621. The seventh-grade students heard about how Thanksgiving is a day of mourning as opposed to a day of celebration among many Native Americans. “Our question for the day is how do we frame the narrative — or the story — of Thanksgiving?” Worthey told her class on...
  • Disney World lawsuit: A brawl at Epcot’s Candlelight Processional led to a 4-year court fight

    11/22/2019 7:04:49 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 22, 2019 | Gabrielle Russon
    The Baldwin family was feeling the Christmas spirit at the Epcot’s Candlelight Processional as the choir sang and celebrity guest soap star Susan Lucci read the nativity story. “I turned to my husband [Claude] and I said, 'Aren’t you glad you came? And he said, ‘I just had a really great time,’" said Emma Jean Baldwin, according to court transcripts. “And that is when ... all hell just broke loose.” Claude Baldwin, then 74, said he was attacked by a teenage boy and injured at the end of the show on Dec. 22, 2011. However, the boy’s family argued it...
  • Question: "What happened in the intertestamental period?"

    11/22/2019 9:33:32 AM PST · by ShackledNoMore · 16 replies
    Great short history lesson on the 'silent' period of the Word of God. Old to New Testament. Question: "What happened in the intertestamental period?" Answer: The time between the last writings of the Old Testament and the appearance of Christ is known as the “intertestamental” (or “between the testaments”) period. It lasted from the prophet Malachi’s time (about 400 BC) to the preaching of John the Baptist (about AD 25). Because there was no prophetic word from God during the period from Malachi to John, some refer to it as the “400 silent years.” The political, religious, and social atmosphere...
  • Why Students Should Still Pick a History Major

    11/22/2019 6:32:21 AM PST · by karpov · 45 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | November 22, 2019 | Jacob Bruggeman
    Since the 2008 financial crisis, the history field has seen a precipitous decline in the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded in American colleges. As Benjamin Schmidt, a historian at Northeastern University, reported in the American Historical Association’s Perspectives, the number of history degrees awarded fell by 30 percent—from 34,642 to 24,266 in just nine years from 2008 to 2017. History’s steep decline is not an anomaly, but part and parcel of a broader “crisis” in the humanities. STEM has steamrolled these disciplines on college campuses: Computer science has more than doubled its students between 2013 and 2017. Moreover, critics have...
  • How the US military has embraced growing religious diversity

    11/17/2019 11:31:25 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 23 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | November 12, 2019 | Ronit Y. Stahl
    Vice President Mike Pence joins military officers and a chaplain on Aug. 23, 2019, in a prayer for two Army men who died during operations in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) (The Conversation) -- In 1919, Lee Levinger buried four soldiers in France. The responsibility to preside over a funeral was not unusual for military chaplains. But during World War I, most Americans would have been surprised to learn that a rabbi led a service for four Christian soldiers. In 1917, when the United States entered the war, chaplaincy was a majority white and fully Christian organization. No law specifically stated...
  • Cultural casualty: Pakistan's plunge towards Al-Bakistan

    11/17/2019 3:53:02 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    IndiaFacts ^ | Saturday, November 16, 2019 | Rakesh Krishnan Simha
    Fed on an anti-infidel diet from childhood, Pakistanis no matter where they are born, grow up ready for jehad. Even Muslims with a nominal Pakistani connection are beyond help. Pakistan is a country where the arrow of time is travelling backwards. In the 'Land of the Pure', Prime Minister Imran Khan promises to create a mythical seventh century Riyasat-e-Madina (1) yet Islamic demagogues such as Maulana Fazlur Rehman call him a Jewish agent. Rehman and hundreds of thousands of his frenzied followers are protesting nationwide, seeking Khan's resignation. With the corrupt, cowardly and jehadi generals of the Pakistan Army choreographing...
  • World's oldest glue used from prehistoric times till the days of the Gauls

    11/16/2019 11:14:34 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    Birch bark tar, the oldest glue in the world, was in use for at least 50,000 years, from the Palaeolithic Period up until the time of the Gauls. Made by heating birch bark, it served as an adhesive for hafting tools and decorating objects. Scientists mistakenly thought it had been abandoned in western Europe at the end of the Iron Age (800-25 BC) and replaced by conifer resins, around which a full-fledged industry developed during the Roman period. But by studying artefacts that date back to the first six centuries AD through the lens of chemistry, archaeology, and textual analysis,...