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  • Barruel Memoirs Illustrating The History Of Jacobinism

    01/20/2021 4:33:36 AM PST · by otness_e · 6 replies ^ | 1799 | Augustin Barruel
    Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism (French: Mémoires pour servir à l’histoire du Jacobinisme) is a book by Abbé Augustin Barruel, a French Jesuit priest. It was written and published in French in 1797-98, and translated into English in 1799. In the book, Barruel claims that the French Revolution was the result of a deliberate conspiracy or plot to overthrow the throne, altar and aristocratic society in Europe. The plot was allegedly hatched by a coalition of philosophes, Freemasons. The conspirators created a system that was inherited by the Jacobins who operated it to its greatest potential. The Memoirs purports...
  • Is there any real difference in quality between brands of Quercetin? (Vanity)

    01/19/2021 8:07:52 PM PST · by Java4Jay · 48 replies
    I've been buying Thorne's Quercetin Phytosome but find it expensive. So I wonder is there any real difference in quality between brands of Quercetin?
  • Germans who keep refusing to quarantine could be put in detention centers

    01/19/2021 12:03:33 PM PST · by Paul46360 · 41 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 17 JAN 2021
    The eastern state of Saxony, where hospitals have been struggling to cope with one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the country, has confirmed plans to hold quarantine breakers in a fenced off section of a refugee camp. Saxony is set to construct the centre next week. The regional state has stressed that the facility will only be used for people who have repeatedly broken the rules around quarantine even after facing financial penalties. Three further states - Baden-Württemberg, Brandenburg and Schleswig-Holstein - have also either already created such facilities or are in the process of doing so, a report...
  • First They Came for the Muscle Cars .....

    01/19/2021 8:51:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 135 replies ^ | By Eric - September 21, 2020
    You had to be there to remember – and to understand – so here’s a refresher. In 1964, group of young Pontiac engineers created the GTO by pairing an expensive big-car’s engine with an inexpensive medium-sized car – thereby creating the first mass-market muscle car. Which was mass-market because it wasn’t just about muscle. That had been done before, by Chrysler (letter series cars) and Oldsmobile, too. What made the GTO different – and dangerous, in the view of a certain kind of killjoy – was that it was cheap. Or at least, affordable. You didn’t have to be a...
  • Biden And His Empty Garbage Bag

    01/19/2021 8:44:00 AM PST · by blueunicorn6 · 3 replies
    THE CENTURION | 1/19/2021 | blueunicorn6
    I came across a book entitled THE CENTURION when I was a boy. It was written by a Frenchman named Jean Larteguy (pen name). The book is about a group of French Paratroop Officers in the 1950s in Vietnam, France and Algeria. Marvelous book. One of the scenes in the book is an alley in Paris. There are many cats in the alley symbolizing the citizens of France. The leader of the alleycats, if I remember right, is a big, white male who is missing an eye. He is the king of the alleycats. A woman tosses a bag of...
  • How does an mRNA vaccine work?

    01/19/2021 7:23:29 AM PST · by Heartlander · 47 replies
    Popular Science ^ | January 19, 2021 | Maddie Bender
    How does an mRNA vaccine work?The technology is likely to be used for a variety of other diseases, so understanding them now is key.The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unusual attention to everything from handwashing to polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests. As we move into the later stages of this pandemic, though, a different scientific concept has dominated the national conversation: vaccines. The study of the human immune system and how vaccines influence it is complex and sometimes counterintuitive, and the deployment of a new method for immunization based on mRNA has made it all the more confusing.The two vaccines that...
  • Landmark Study Identifies The Neurons Especially Vulnerable to Alzheimer's Disease

    01/19/2021 6:27:05 AM PST · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    ELEFTHERIA KODOSAKI, THE CONVERSATION19 JANUARY 2021 Alzheimer's disease is a devastating condition that is currently unstoppable and incurable. The main cause of the disease is the loss of neurons and other brain cells in the brain – also know as degeneration. This degeneration is what leads to problems with memory and other cognitive functions. Researchers can tell which neurons die first or exhibit increased vulnerability to Alzheimer's disease based on where they're located in the brain and what they look like. But they don't know what genes or proteins these neurons express. Knowing these factors is important for recognising and...
  • Will they be playing Hail to the Chief when Biden give his Inaugural speech?

    Or will they be playing
  • There Is No Apolitical Classroom by PragerU

    01/18/2021 6:44:40 PM PST · by tbw2 · 9 replies
    Prager University ^ | 01/18/2020 | R. Max Eden
    Do you know what’s going on in your kid’s school? The three R’s – reading, writing, and arithmetic – have taken a back seat to a fourth R. Max Eden, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, explains what that fourth R is, and why it’s so destructive.
  • Scientists Investigate Spiritualist Mediums: Why Some People Report “Hearing the Dead”

    01/18/2021 10:24:45 AM PST · by Red Badger · 61 replies ^ | By TAYLOR & FRANCIS GROUP, | JANUARY 17, 2021
    The Fox sisters: Kate (1838-92), Leah (1814-90) and Margaret (or Maggie) (1836-93). Lithograph after a daguerreotype by Appleby. Published by N. Currier, New York. In 1848, two sisters from upstate New York, Maggie and Kate Fox, reported hearing ‘rappings’ and ‘knocks’ that they interpreted as communication coming from a spirit in their house. These events and these sisters would eventually be considered the originators of Spiritualism. Credit: N. Currier, New York --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Spiritualist mediums might be more prone to immersive mental activities and unusual auditory experiences early in life, according to new research. This might explain why some people and...
  • Our Improbable Existence Is No Evidence for a Multiverse

    01/18/2021 6:25:13 AM PST · by Heartlander · 53 replies
    Scientific American ^ | January 10, 2021 | Philip Goff
    Our Improbable Existence Is No Evidence for a MultiverseExperts in probability have spotted a logical flaw in theorists’ reasoningWe exist, and we are living creatures. It follows that the universe we live in must be compatible with the existence of life. However, as scientists have studied the fundamental principles that govern our universe, they have discovered that the odds of a universe like ours being compatible with life are astronomically low. We can model what the universe would have looked like if its constants—the strength of gravity, the mass of an electron, the cosmological constant—had been slightly different. What has...
  • Can the politicians really put troops in Washington DC?

    01/18/2021 5:40:15 AM PST · by Jonty30 · 19 replies
    Is that violation of the Posse Comitatus Act? Or is it because that Washington DC is not a state that it can be done?
  • Happy Kick Boxing Practice.

    01/17/2021 11:30:05 PM PST · by Jonty30 · 4 replies ^ | March 5, 2020 | 9GAG
    Just some kickboxing practice.
  • We have a very similar situation here like what happened with Porfirio Diaz in Mexico in 1910

    01/17/2021 10:05:00 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 29 replies
    The Mexican Revolution ^ | 17 January 2021 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Guess you folks forgot I wrote this back on November 8, 2020. Click here.We are having a parallel situation to what happened in Mexico with Porfirio Diaz in a way. He cheated, got caught, and the people were enraged. Even when Federal troops gunned folks down in the Zocalo square, they did NOT retreat. Porfirio Diaz had to flee the country.
  • Why do so many people with expensive college degrees settle for low-paying jobs?

    01/16/2021 9:17:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies
    Quora ^ | 01/16/2021 | Thomas B Walsh, former Systems Engineer at IBM
    You can’t be serious, Dude. There was a time in the US when you could get a great job if you earned a bachelor’s degree in “anything.” The catch is that JFK was president at the time. Most parents (and their students) are oblivious to how college really works today. In some ways it is hard to blame them. Colleges and universities have a powerful public relations team, pushing the message 24/7 that "college is for all." The team is made up of educators, guidance counselors, financial aid officers, politicians, pop culture, special interest groups--like the College Board, and college...
  • An Interview with Theatre Director and Playwright Robert Cooperman

    01/16/2021 12:28:08 PM PST · by tbw2 · 2 replies
    Liberty Island Magazine ^ | 01/15/2020 | Tamara Wilhite
    Robert Cooperman is the founder and president of Stage Right Theatrics. Stage Right Theatrics is a non-profit theater dedicated to promoting conservative-themed plays and artists. They present the annual Conservative Theatre Festival®, as well as produce original plays with conservative/traditional points of view.
  • Worried About Earth’s Future? Well, The Outlook Is Worse Than Even Scientists Can Grasp [for the record: see comment]

    01/16/2021 8:54:37 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 42 replies
    The Conversation ^ | The Conversation
    ...just how bad is the situation? Our new paper shows the outlook for life on Earth is more dire than is generally understood.The research published today reviews more than 150 studies to produce a stark summary of the state of the natural world...Our paper was authored by 17 leading scientists... While the problems are too numerous to cover in full here, they include:a halving of vegetation biomass since the agricultural revolution around 11,000 years ago...about 1,300 documented species extinctions over the past 500 years, with many more unrecorded... Read more: What is a 'mass extinction' and are we in one...
  • Biden Should...

    01/15/2021 5:59:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 69 replies
    We asked writers from left, right and center to offer creative ideas for the next president - not necessarily the obvious policy measures at the forefront of political discussion. Plus: 7 artists illustrate their own proposals. Biden Should ... End the War on Drugs Seek a Compromise on Religious Liberty and Gay Rights Convene a Racial Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission Cancel All Student Debt Use Bitcoin to Help the Poor Let the Space Race Continue Make Immigration More Humane Create a New Deal-Style Program for Artists and Writers Distribute Vaccines Fairly Build a National Child-Care System Spend Money on...
  • A Big Mistake Triggered The 50-Year "Gates Of Hell" Blaze

    01/15/2021 12:35:42 PM PST · by Red Badger · 26 replies ^ | 22 Dec 2020 | Rachel Funnell
    “You’re only human” is a phrase used to excuse all manner of sins. But some human errors carry greater, longer-lasting consequences than others. In the 70s, one such miscalculation tested the weight-bearing capacity of an “oil mine”, which later turned out to be a large pocket of natural gas. Having put an immense rig on top of this pocket, the engineers scarpered as a huge crater filled with natural gas formed. Fearful of how the gas might affect neighboring wildlife and communities, a quick fix was settled on. This was to light a fire that would burn off the gas...
  • Astronomers Have Discovered an Alien Planet With Three Suns

    01/15/2021 8:54:38 AM PST · by Red Badger · 39 replies ^ | MICHELLE STARR | 15 JANUARY 2021
    Artist's impression of the KOI-5 system. (Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC)) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ To us humans, a single Sun feels completely normal, but our Solar System is actually a weird outlier. Most stars in the Milky Way galaxy have at least one companion star. Now, in a system 1,800 light-years away, astronomers have finally confirmed a gas giant planet orbiting a star in a triple star system. This system, called KOI-5, is located in the constellation of Cygnus, and the exoplanet therein has been confirmed more than a decade after it was first detected by the Kepler planet-hunting space telescope. In fact, the...