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  • 1784: Dirick Grout and Francis Coven, Boston burglars

    10/27/2020 10:08:10 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 5 replies ^ | October 28, 2017 | Headsman
    On this date in 1784, American Revolutions veteran Dirick (sometimes Dirich or Derach) Grout and Francis Coven (or Coyen) were hanged in Boston for burglary. Coven was a Frenchman who had come to North America with the French expeditionary force deployed to support the colonial rebels; Grout was a New Yorker of Dutch extraction who had served in the Continental Army. Both were caught up in the economic collapse that hit the newly independent states upon the revolution’s 1780s conclusion — from which soil emerged a property crime wave around wealthy Boston that led Justice Nathaniel Sargent to fret that...
  • Clapper Makes a Fool of Himself [semi-satire]

    10/27/2020 10:36:21 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 October 2020 | John Semmens
    Former Obama Administration Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper and 50 other former intelligence officials have signed a letter asserting that the disclosure of the emails and videos on Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop is "Russian disinformation." "The fact that these emails and such have been verified to have been authored or received by Hunter Biden doesn't change my opinion," Clapper asserted. "After all, Hillary Clinton's emails were real, but we all concluded that the Russians were involved in making them public. They could just as easily be orchestrating the events leading up to the laptop being discovered and its...
  • 1441: Margery Jourdemayne, the Witch of Eye

    10/27/2020 6:40:21 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 2 replies ^ | October 27, 2014 | Headsman
    On this date in 1441, a Westminster folk magician went to the stake. The “Witch of Eye” had meddled with powers beyond her control — not the Satanic for which her sentence condemned her, but those of the royal court. This local wise woman had been arrested as a sorceress once a number of years before. But medieval Europe, before the Reformation and Counter-Reformation and the attendant gloom of existential danger from within, was usually not eager to pursue a local shaman for serving a community’s demand for everyday magick — just so long as the charms and incantations purveyed...
  • Remembering Teddy Roosevelt to Fight The Modern Climate Of Fear

    10/26/2020 4:22:42 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 8 replies ^ | 27th October 2020 Australian time | Ozguy1945
    There is a massive pandemic to which we have to adjust. But we must not forget who we are and what we need to be. Free beings. Freedom is the opposite of a corrupt culture of fear. Right now it is Donald Trump who is showing the world how to face the Coronavirus without fear. God Bless America
  • 2000: Yopougon Massacre

    10/26/2020 6:12:32 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 3 replies ^ | October 26, 2012 | Headsman
    This date in 2000 saw the most notorious incident in a dreadful wave of election violence in the West African nation of Ivory Coast. The context was the aftermath of a contentious 2000 presidential election summoned by a coup government that had overthrown the previous regime the year before. Ivorian politics pitted the more prosperous coastal Christian south against the more rural Muslim inlands, but the 2000 election did not: Alassane Ouattara, the northern/Muslim standard-bearer was eliminated from the election by a conveniently-introduced summer 2000 law disqualifying candidates with a foreign parent. Ouattara was a former Ivorian Prime Minister, but...
  • One Marine, One Ship

    10/25/2020 4:12:27 PM PDT · by DuncanWaring · 42 replies
    Originally Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 22 Oct 2000 | Vin Suprynowicz
    Oct. 26 falls on a Thursday this year. Ask the significance of the date, and you're likely to draw some puzzled looks — five more days to stock up for Halloween? It's a measure of men like Col. Mitchell Paige and Rear Adm. Willis A. "Ching Chong China" Lee that they wouldn't have had it any other way. What they did 58 years ago, they did precisely so their grandchildren could live in a land of peace and plenty. Whether we've properly safeguarded the freedoms they fought to leave us, may be a discussion best left for another day. Today...
  • 1415: French prisoners at the Battle of Agincourt

    10/24/2020 8:19:52 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 16 replies ^ | October 25, 2009 | Dogboy
    In the world of Henry V, the Battle of Agincourt is a source of bursting pride for the English, a wellspring of superiority over the French and proof of the soul of those from the Isle. In spite of the inspiring speeches, the battle has passed into history as one of the enduring examples of a well-positioned army besting a much larger force. Were it not for the story of the triumphant underdog, Agincourt would have fallen into international obscurity with much of the Hundred Years’ War, a simmering conflict for the French throne that spanned from 1337 to 1453....
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Version Before Abortion Newsdump Updates How Did COVID-19 Tryanny Start?

    10/24/2020 7:38:19 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/24/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Welcome to the weekend Poland's constitutional court rules Thursday that abortions are illegal in case of "fetal deformity" leaving only three legal reasons for abortion in Poland rape, incest of the life of the mother... When it comes to the issue of healthcare in the USA what you need to know is that government involvement in healthcare is the root of the evil of its high cost... Newsdump Update-Ceasefire Agreed In Libya Conflict Newsdump Update-Belarus Opposition Deadline Tomorrow-Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Talks By Phone With Belarus Ruler Alexander Lukashenko-Warning To Americans In Belarus... Newsdump Update: France Islam Terrorism Turkey...
  • NPR Says Reporting Biden Corruption ‘Waste of Time’ [semi-satire]

    10/24/2020 3:19:43 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 October 2020 | John Semmens
    Recent revelations indicating a long-running influence peddling operation involving Biden family members—including the former Vice-President—would strike most people as being newsworthy. However, most of the mainstream media have been avoiding the topic. However, taxpayer-funded National Public Radio (NPR) has gone even further down the road of denial by declaring it a “waste of time.” Kelly McBride, NPR’s public editor, explained that “unlike commercial media we’re not in this business for the money. As a publicly-funded operation it is our duty to protect the listening audience from hearing unworthy stories. Trump supporters are touting the actions taken by Hunter Biden and...
  • Oldest Roman body armour found in Germany

    10/24/2020 2:34:48 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 49 replies
    The History Blog ^ | September, 2020
    Oldest Roman body armour found in Germany Archaeologists have discovered the oldest and most complete Roman body armour at the site of the  Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in Kalkriese, Germany. Before this find, the earliest known examples of Roman lorica segmentata — iron plate sections tied together — were found in Corbridge, UK, and date to the 2nd century. Those were fragments. The Kalkriese armor is a complete set, and includes an extremely rare iron collar used to shackle prisoners.More than 7,000 objects have been found at the Kalkriese battlefield site, from weapons to coins to items of everyday...
  • Cicero, Communism, & the Election

    10/24/2020 1:17:58 PM PDT · by Bogle · 4 replies
    Communism at "Peace" ^ | September 26, 2020
    "To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child." -Cicero Unfortunately, with every election cycle, a growing percentage of the electorate know nothing of socialism's evil because of when they were born, when their teachers were born, and because of the gaslighting that has shut down all critical thought. Give your kids a crash lesson in the evils of communism at the "Communism at 'Peace'" website. Show them that even revered groups such as gays, native Americans (yes, native Americans), and unions were crushed under communism's thumb. Or if they have time for...
  • 1945: Vidkun Quisling, who made his name as a traitor

    10/23/2020 9:12:26 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 9 replies ^ | October 24, 2008 | Headsman
    On this date in 1945, eponymous Nazi collaborator Vidkun Quisling was shot at Oslo’s Akershus Fortress for high treason. By the time of his death, the Nazi collaborator (English Wikipedia page | Norwegian) had already given his surname to English and other languages as a synonym for traitor. Just deserts for his efforts as chief of the fascist party Nasjonal Samling to aid the Nazi conquest of his home country. Quisling interrupted a radio broadcast on April 9, 1940 to proclaim himself Prime Minister* and order cooperation with invading Germans....
  • Report on Biden Activities with China

    10/23/2020 6:10:24 AM PDT · by ptsal · 8 replies
    Balding's World ^ | 10/22/2020 | Christopher Balding
    [snip] They had written a research report for a client worried about political risk that involved background on the Biden’s in China. This individual believed that the information that had been discovered, and with the approval of the client, needed to make its way into the public domain. They asked my help in putting the research report in the hands of press asking them just to use the information for their own professional purposes leaving the report anonymous. Knowing this individual and the quality of work they do, I agreed after reviewing in detail the report that was produced. There...
  • Barrett, Bobulinski, Maxwell and Oh Yeah! There Was A Presidential Debate Too

    10/22/2020 7:49:36 PM PDT · by Lenora Thompson · 25 replies
    Lenora Thompson, Patriotic Writer | 10/22/2020 | Lenora Thompson, Writer
    Dead man walking. That's what I see when the "patriot and veteran" Tony Bobulinksi held his press conference a mere two hours before Biden took the stage for his final Presidential Debate against incumbent Donald J. Trump. The upshot? Joe lied when he claimed he never discussed Hunter's business dealings with China. We all knew that already but it felt good to approach the Presidential Debate with "liar" fresh in the minds of the American people. Naturally, the press tried to forge a link with Rudy Giuliani but Tony held firm on "no questions." Tony's presser almost eclipsed Amy Coney...
  • Amy Coney Barrett Nomination to the Supreme Court Advanced to Senate Despite Democrat's "Surreal Boycott" of Vote

    10/22/2020 8:46:10 AM PDT · by Lenora Thompson · 39 replies
    Lenora Thompson, Patriotic Writer ^ | 10/22/2020 | Lenora Thompson, Writer
    Rarely has our nation seen a judge more competent and qualified to serve on the Supreme Court than Amy Coney Barrett. During her confirmation hearing, she held me in thrall with the magnificence of her mind. Only once before has anyone inspired the thought, "Greatness walks amongst us." His name is Trey Gowdy. In Amy Coney Barrett, I feel the same awe and chills once again. With Amy's confirmation, Lady Justice will no longer peek from underneath her blindfold. No longer will there be a finger surreptitiously pushing down on one side of her Scales of Justice. When Barrett's Senate...
  • Nevermore War... The Pale Horse Comes

    10/21/2020 7:40:21 PM PDT · by usar4me · 13 replies
    Author ^ | October 21, 2020 | Ronald Nelson
    What pain drives men to suffer the pangs of war... too, send their best and brightest to stand before the sword... too, bleed red the earth. Where comes this driving force and its counsel to war... to war, in our streets and back yards, where our children will reap of the steel of man's rain. Shall we not suffer long for such a reproach before God.... too, drive our swords into the very heart of our brothers? Where comes this silent killer to steal their innocence, to reap the tears of our daughters... and harvest the strength of our young...
  • 1865: Mexican Republican officers, under the Black Decree

    10/21/2020 7:37:22 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 4 replies ^ | October 21, 2009 | Headsman
    On this date in 1865, two Republican generals, four colonels, and various other officers captured earlier in the month were executed on the authority of Mexico’s notorious Bando Negro — the “Black Decree.” Halfway into his ill-fated three-year reign as “Emperor,” Maximilian I was in a bad way against Mexican president-turned-guerrilla Benito Juarez. On October 3, 1865, he authorized summary execution for captured Republicans … and for anyone else who ran afoul of a nearby military official without having speedy proof of his or her political bona fides. All individuals forming a part of armed bands or bodies existing without...
  • Far left already plotting takeover of Biden administration

    10/20/2020 10:45:36 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies ^ | PUBLISHED: October 19, 2020 at 7:36 p.m. | UPDATED: October 20, 2020 at 7:59 a.m. | By Joe Battenfeld
    The dirty little secret of this presidential campaign may be that while Joe Biden ran as a moderate his administration will be run by the far left, led by running mate Kamala Harris, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her “squad.” The planned progressive takeover is already underway. Warren has been aggressively lobbying for a prominent Cabinet post for months after she was left out as a vice presidential pick. You can expect that lobbying effort to ratchet up to a fever pitch if Biden wins the White House. Other Massachusetts Democrats, dominated by the far...
  • 2011: Muammar Gaddafi

    10/20/2020 7:34:26 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 15 replies ^ | October 19, 2019 | Headsman
    Dictator Muammar Gaddafi (several alternate transliterations are familiar, such as Qaddafi and Gadhafi) was killed by his captors during the Libyan civil war on this date in 2011 — an act very much on the extrajudicial and summary side of the foggy borderlands defining an “execution”. Libya’s despot since ejecting the British-supported King Idris way back in 1969, the wily colonel steered his state for 40-odd years; his blend of pan-Arabism, Islamic socialism, pan-Africanism, and direct democracy is known as the Third International Theory and expounded in Gaddafi’s own manual of political theory, The Green Book — which became required...
  • Remembering Herbert Hoover: Freedom and Impossible Modern Expectations

    10/20/2020 7:18:52 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 5 replies ^ | 20th October, 2020, American time | Ozguy1945
    Failure-proof freedom is not possible. But we strive for it. Herbert Hoover knew in 1936 just how bad “perfect” plans could become. What good did it do the pharaohs in Exodus to resist the will of God and think that they could overcome the pestilences He sent them. Nowadays entire societies think that by shutting down they can conquer a pandemic. The world is slowly realising that lockdowns don’t save us and the economic truth of what we are as workers, traders and customers. This knowledge may come too late to save the Trump presidency. But will the spirit of...