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  • The Crimean War: When America and Russia Were Friends

    01/24/2022 9:53:00 PM PST · by jcon40 · 3 replies
    Real Clear History ^ | Oct 15, 2022 | Brandon Christensen
    On Oct. 16, 1853, the Ottoman Empire declared war on the Russian Empire. France, the U.K., and Piedmont-Sardinia, the wealthiest polity on the Italian peninsula, quickly joined the Ottomans in their war against Russia. (This weekend’s “Top 10” is a global history of the Crimean War, so stay tuned!) The United States stayed neutral during the war, but it was hardly inactive. The press and the general public were particularly pro-Russian, though there were exceptions (to be discussed below). Washington sent food and material goods to Russia and helped the Imperial Navy by building its warships in New York’s massive...
  • David Stockman on Why the US Government Is Enforcing the Dead Hand of the Soviet Presidium in Crimea

    01/24/2022 9:47:12 PM PST · by jcon40 · 6 replies ^ | Not available | David Stockman
    Washington’s hypocritical and tendentious accusations against Russia’s reabsorption of Crimea imply that the dead hand of the Soviet presidium must be defended at all costs — as if the security of North Dakota depended upon it! The allegedly “occupied” territory of Crimea, in fact, was actually purchased from the Ottomans by Catherine the Great in 1783, thereby satisfying the longstanding quest of the Russian czars for a warm-water port. Over the ages, Sevastopol then emerged as a great naval base at the strategic tip of the Crimean peninsula, where it became home to the mighty Black Sea Fleet of the...
  • When the Going gets Tough, the Dems Go To War

    01/24/2022 7:34:03 PM PST · by tsomer · 13 replies
    ...The “Genocide of Srebrenica” in July 1995 is regarded as the sad climax of the Bosnian war. According to Western accounts originally based on a report by the US government, more than 8000 Bosnian civilians may have been killed. But according to Phillip Corwin, the highest-ranking UN civilian official in Bosnia during the war, the actual evidence points to a more complex situation ...Corwin called the official Western account of events in Srebrenica a “distortion”. The late political scientist Edward S. Herman and the former CIA officer Robert Baer, who was operating in Yugoslavia during the war, even spoke of...
  • The Wreck of the Schooner "WYOMING", the Largest Wooden Ship in History

    01/24/2022 1:51:05 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 67 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 22, 2022 | Part-Time Explorer
    The monstrous coal-hauling Schooner "Wyoming", built by Percy and Small in Bath, Maine, was the biggest wooden ship to sail the seas. On a routine voyage bringing coal to Saint John, New Brunswick, she disappeared.The Maine Maritime Museum has an excellent exhibit on the vessel, showing artifacts, models, and photographs of her.The Wreck of the Schooner "WYOMING", the Largest Wooden Ship in History | January 22, 2022 | Part-Time Explorer
  • Steve Bannon War Room - Monday Evening show, starts 5pmET

    01/24/2022 1:46:48 PM PST · by 4Liberty · 2 replies
    America’s Voice News ^ | 01/24/2022 | Steve Bannon
    Freep Mail 4Liberty, if you want On/Off this list. Tune in via Roku/AppleTV/AmazonFire with the America’s Voice App... On GETTR, go here & click “Live now” button: On Rumble live & for past episodes:
  • Cummins-Powered Isuzu Electric Truck To Start US Trials In 2022

    01/24/2022 1:04:26 PM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies ^ | January 24, 2022 | Dan Mihalascu
    Isuzu's F-Series medium-duty truck will be modified to accommodate Cummins' PowerDrive6000 electric powertrain. Isuzu Motors and Cummins announced an agreement to create a prototype medium-duty battery electric truck for testing in North America. In a joint press release, the companies said the truck represents the first zero-emissions solution facilitated by the Isuzu Cummins Powertrain Partnership (ICPP) formed in May 2019. More specifically, through the arrangement, the US company best known for its diesel engines will integrate its Cummins PowerDrive6000 into Isuzu’s F-Series truck and will pilot the truck with prominent North American fleets beginning in 2022. If the demonstration and...
  • Watch Live | DOW -1000

    01/24/2022 10:01:33 AM PST · by Red Badger · 52 replies ^ | Posted by Kane on January 24, 2022 12:57 pm
    VIDEO AT LINK.................... Jim Cramer offers his thoughts $130 billion wiped off crypto markets in 24 hours
  • The First is Last . . . Again

    01/24/2022 8:13:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies ^ | Jan 23, 2022 | Eric Peters
    In about two years from now, the Ford Mustang will be the last new car of its type still on the market – a fitting thing, given it was the first car of its type to come onto the market back in 1964. But it’s a sad communion – because it represents an end rather than a beginning. One as unnatural as Joe Biden’s hairline. The rivals whose existence the original 1964 Mustang prompted into existence – Chevy’s Camaro and the Dodge Challenger – are on their way out, again. Not because they aren’t selling but rather because forces conspire...
  • Steve Bannon War Room, Monday Morning show, 10am-NoonET

    01/24/2022 6:42:39 AM PST · by 4Liberty · 2 replies
    America’s Voice News ^ | 01/24/2022 | Steve Bannon
    Freep Mail 4Liberty, if you want On/Off this list. Tune in via Roku/AppleTV/AmazonFire with the America’s Voice App... On GETTR, go here & click “Live now” button: On Rumble live & for past episodes:
  • FOUR DAYS LATER FROM EUROPE: THE CITY OF NEW-YORK OFF CAPE RACE; News of the Rendition of Mason and Slidell Received in England (1/24/1862)

    01/24/2022 5:00:31 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 2 replies
    CAPE RACE, Thursday, Jan. 23. The steamship City of New-York, which left Liverpool on Wednesday, the 8th, via Queenstown on Thursday, the 9th inst., passed this point at 10 o'clock this morning. She was intercepted by the News yacht of the Associated press, and the following important intelligence will be fond in her dispatches: The steamship Europe, from Boston, arrived at Liverpool on the 6th instant. The City of New-York reports having experienced strong westerly gales during the entire passage. Pending the arrival of the Europe there was a feeling of great suspense in England, but the Funds were but...
  • 1800-year-old Roman Goddess Venus Statue in Zadar Discovered at Future Hotel Site

    01/23/2022 11:07:25 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Total Croatia News ^ | 15 January 2022 | Daniela Rogulj
    A statue of the Roman goddess Venus was found on the construction site of a future hotel in the center of Zadar, about a meter high, preserved from the knees to below the chest, made of marble, and about 1800 years old, reports Slobodna Dalmacija. "Academician Nenad Cambi, our greatest expert on antiquity, believes that it is most likely a statue of the goddess Venus. Its full height was about two meters, and it was probably on a pedestal in the atrium of this ancient urban villa where we are now," said Smiljan Gluščević. A statue of the Roman goddess...
  • In Photos: Middle Kingdom mining mission premises unearthed in South Sinai

    01/23/2022 10:08:51 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Ahram Online ^ | Monday 10 Jan 2022 | Nevine El-Aref
    Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the SCA, said that the Egyptian archeological mission is the first ever to work at the Wadi Al-Nasb site. He added that the uncovered building was used as an administrative centre for the mining teams which headed to Sinai searching for turquoise and copper. Preliminary study indicates that the building was built during the Middle Kingdom and continued to be used with little changes to its interior design during the New Kingdom and then again during the Late Roman period. The mining mission’s premises is located in the center of Wadi Al-Nasb, overlooking the ancient...
  • Part donkey, part wild ass, the kunga is the oldest known hybrid bred by humans: The mysterious equines were bred in Syria 4,500 years ago, likely for use in warfare

    01/23/2022 9:57:09 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Science News ^ | January 14, 2022 | Glenn Schwartz / Johns Hopkins University
    Meet the kunga, the earliest known hybrid animal bred by people. The ancient equine from Syro-Mesopotamia existed around 4,500 years ago and was a cross between a donkey and a hemippe, a type of Asiatic wild ass, researchers report January 14 in Science Advances. Horses didn’t appear in this region of Asia until 4,000 years ago, centuries after their domestication in Russia (SN: 10/20/21). But dozens of equine skeletons were excavated in the early 2000s from a royal burial complex dating back to 2600 B.C. at Umm el-Marra in northern Syria. The animals, whose physical features didn’t match any known...
  • Ancient Chinese tombs hold remains of warriors possibly buried alive

    01/23/2022 9:44:06 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Live Science ^ | January 19, 2022 | Tom Metcalfe
    The complex of 24 tombs was discovered at an archaeological site within the city of Anyang in Henan province, less than 2 miles (2.4 km) from the UNESCO World Heritage archaeological site of Yinxu at the city's center. The ruins there are from the ancient city of Yin, the capital of the Shang dynasty, which ruled between about 1600 B.C. to 1046 B.C. — the earliest dynasty ever recorded in China. The newfound tomb complex includes several pits that hold war chariots, the remains of horses that drew them and the remains of warriors. Some of the warriors were wearing...
  • Help With Finding Old Video of Michael Harrington of DSA

    01/23/2022 4:52:22 PM PST · by Paved Paradise · 3 replies
    01/23/2022 | Self
    A couple of years ago, I located a video of Michael Harrington, one of the founders of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), speaking to a group probably sometime in the 1970s about how they knew they couldn't start a third party so they were going to embed themselves into one of the existing political parties. I cannot find this video any longer and would like it for reference purposes. If anyone out there in FR Land can help, I'd certainly appreciate it.
  • Virginia’s new lieutenant governor is a Black Republican woman. That identity is more common than you may think.

    01/23/2022 2:33:24 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Jan 21, 2022 | Andra Gillespie
    On Saturday, Winsome Earle-Sears, a Black Republican woman, took the oath of office to become Virginia’s 42nd lieutenant governor. She is Virginia’s first female lieutenant governor and the first immigrant to win statewide office in Virginia. But being Black and Republican is what’s gotten a lot of attention — even though that’s not as unusual as many believe. Sears is actually Virginia’s third Black lieutenant governor, and she succeeds another Black lieutenant governor. Boyd Rutherford and Mark Robinson are also Black Republican lieutenant governors, serving in Maryland and North Carolina, respectively. And Black Republican women — Jenean Hampton, Jennette Bradley...
  • A Grim History Repeats at the Fed

    01/23/2022 8:37:22 AM PST · by Pelham · 16 replies
    Barron's ^ | Jan. 21, 2022 | Robert Heller
    As Milton Freedman said in 1970, “Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon.” Little has changed since then. For most of the 1970s, Arthur Burns was chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. Inflation was rampant, just like now. Consumer price inflation averaged nearly 7% during his term. As Friedman diagnosed correctly, this rapid inflation was mainly caused by increases in the money supply of over 12% in the years 1971-72 and 1976-77. Instead, Burns attributed the price increases mainly to wage pressures, monopoly power, and the oil shock of the early 1970s. Sound familiar? Inflation is again soaring, and...
  • The latest GOP idea: A police force to ferret out voter fraud

    01/23/2022 7:38:32 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    In the battle over voting rights, an idea is starting to move around in Republican circles: designated police forces designed to hunt down voter fraud. On the basis of available evidence, this is a solution in search of a problem. It is another example of what comes from former president Donald Trump’s false claims about the 2020 election. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has put a proposal for such a force in his new budget. In Georgia, former U.S. senator David Perdue, who is running as a Trumpian candidate in the GOP primary for governor against incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp...
  • IMPORTANT FROM WASHINGTON: THE FINANCES OF THE GOVERNMENT; Interview of the New Secretary of War with the Military Committees (1/23/1862)

    01/23/2022 7:12:34 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 2 replies
    WASHINGTON, Wednesday, Jan. 22. The bill reported from the Committee on Ways and Means, to-day, provides that for temporary purposes the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to issue' on the credit of the United States, one hundred millions of dollars of United States Notes, not bearing interest, payable to bearer at the Treasury, or at the office of the Assistant-Treasurer, in the City of New York, at the pleasure of the United States, and of such denominations as he may deem expedient, not less than five dollars each, and such notes and all other United States Notes payable on...
  • Liberty Rant

    01/23/2022 7:03:33 AM PST · by Candor7 · 5 replies
    Free Republic ^ | | 01/23/2022 6:30:40 AM PST | skip2myloo ( Freeper)
    LIBERTY RANT CAUTION - LONG RANT FOLLOWS These people have no concept of the meaning of the words freedom, liberty or individualism. “Give me liberty, or give me death.” - Patrick Henry “Only the educated are free.” - Epictetus I am a vegan - therefore you must be a vegan. I wear a mask, but I am not protected unless you also wear a mask. I am vaccinated, but I am not protected unless you also are vaccinated. “Victor Davis Hanson: Restoring the Idea of Liberty in America” - “There is in fact a manly and legitimate passion for...