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  • Hidden secrets revealed in microscopic images of ancient artifacts

    01/16/2021 7:44:29 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies ^ | 16 January 2021 | By Mindy Weisberger
    For example, a 17th-century Persian textile contains fibers of silk thread that were individually wrapped with thin strips of metal. And the microstructure of a needle from Cyprus retains the touch of the person who shaped it, in traces of dark corrosion that emerged as the needle was rotated and hammered. In another striking image, a bit of basalt glitters in a ceramic roof tile from Gordion, a site in Turkey that was inhabited from at least 2300 B.C., during the early Bronze Age (the tile dates to the first half of the sixth century B.C.). Basalt, a volcanic rock,...
  • State school standards banish lessons about World War I, II, Holocaust, Civil War

    01/16/2021 7:53:16 PM PST · by Maudeen · 68 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1/16/2021 | Bob Unruh
    New standards proposed by the Minnesota Department of Education would banish lessons about World War I, World War II, the Holocaust, the Civil War, the American Revolution, communism, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Replacing those significant history topics will be "systemic racism," how democracy has "excluded certain groups," an "awareness" of "the LGBTQ+ community" and how the disenfranchisement of freed blacks during Reconstruction connects to "persistent discrimination and inequity" today.
  • Will fortune favor the Democrats forever? In times like these, historical events often serve as a reliable guide to help us interpret what we're experiencing

    01/16/2021 4:26:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/16/2021 | Steve Feinstein
    In times like these, historical events often serve as a reliable guide to help us interpret what we're experiencing.The events at the Capitol on January 6 were certainly tumultuous and a harbinger of things to come. The Democrats are nothing if not ruthless and opportunistic. That they favor party and power far more than the national good is well established, with decades of behavior and actions as proof. They see January 6 as nothing more than an opportunity to expand their power and diminish their political opponents.The Democrats' very governing approach is one of pure cynicism and illustrates quite clearly...
  • The U-2 Spy Plane First Flew In 1955. It Isn’t Going Away.

    01/16/2021 12:22:30 PM PST · by Onthebrink · 24 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/16/2021 | Peter Suicu
    Despite the fact that satellites and drones can provide an eagle-eyed view to remote regions of the world for the United States military and intelligence community (IC), an aircraft design older than its pilots continue to serve a crucial role in intelligence gathering. It is the sixty-year-old Lockheed U-2. Initially projected to have an operational life of just two years, this aircraft has been flying high for more than six decades and has been present in every American conflict since.
  • HHS Secretary Alex Azar Resigns, Citing Pro-Trump Capitol Riot

    01/16/2021 8:41:56 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 69 replies
    NRO ^ | 1/16/2021 | Zachary Evans
    Health and Human Services secretary Alex Azar submitted his resignation in a letter to President Trump on January 12, citing the pro-Trump riot at the Capitol last week, NBC reported. Azar’s resignation will take effect on January 20, the same day that Joe Biden will be sworn in as president. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic early in 2020, Azar has been involved in the Trump administration’s response as a member of the White House coronavirus task force. Azar has also overseen Operation Warp Speed, the Trump administration’s vaccine development program.
  • Who owns America's history? Well, for now the progressives do.

    01/16/2021 7:41:43 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 15 replies
    There's a rather uninteresting article over at National Geographic that puffs up rioters and sculptors. The real issue though is a little bit deeper than that. American history is in fact naturally conservative. It's anti-statist, pro-individual, and and based on Judeo-Christian principles. Why so few conservatives play in this arena is beyond me given the natural advantages, but it is what it is. The fact is, conservatives gave history to the progresives. Ever since Charles Beard started propagandizing the Founders with his 1913 "Economic Interpretation" (reinterpretation) of the Founders, the Progressives have set out on a century's-long journey to first...
  • Video: Dennis Prager—‘This Is the Reichstag Fire, Relived’

    01/15/2021 2:10:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | January 15, 2021 | Jan Jekielek
    On the heels of the breach of the U.S. Capitol, Big Tech companies have swiftly censored the President, the emerging social media platform Parler was effectively shut down, and there are growing calls for no-fly lists. Does the assault on the Capitol warrant such a response? “We’re living in a gigantic lie that is reminiscent of the Reichstag fire,” argues talk show host Dennis Prager, founder of Prager University. This is American Thought Leaders, and I’m Jan Jekielek.
  • Magicians To Gather In Online Event To Mark Centenary Of 'sawed Into Half' Trick

    01/15/2021 11:04:11 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Republicworld ^ | Jan 14, 2021 | Zaini Majeed
    London’s The Magic Circle informed that was organizing a ‘Special event’ this Sunday to commemorate the magicians history Selbit created 100 years ago.On January 14, the Magic Circle of London celebrated the 100 years since English magician named Percy Thomas Tibbles painstakingly cut out a sealed wooden box into two, splitting a woman lying inside into halves. British stage magic of ‘sawing into halves’ originated after P. T. Selbit, synonymous with iconic magical illusion performed the trick in the presence of the audience as he cut a woman in half and miraculously reassembled her. On January 17, the magic circle...
  • Our Population Has Shrunk Since the Election

    01/15/2021 10:43:15 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 23 replies
    Political Orphans ^ | 1/14/2021 | Chad Ladd
    Fewer Americans will be alive to see Joe Biden Inaugurated than were living on Election Day. This has probably never happened before. Here’s the math. Across 2019, the US averaged about 8000 deaths per day. In 2019, we averaged about 10,000 births per day. That is, by the way, the lowest figure in decades, part of a long-term, accelerating decline. By the end of 2020 it was estimated that the daily rate of new births might have declined to as few as 8800 a day. for now, though, let’s just stick with the 10,000 figure. A normal delta between deaths...
  • Will Joe Biden Issue a Pardon to Donald Trump?

    01/15/2021 9:44:37 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 40 replies
    National Interest ^ | 1/15/2021 | Jacob Heilbrunn
    In his inaugural address, President-elect Joe Biden could announce that he is pardoning Donald Trump. It would raise a furor on the Left. But it would also allow Biden to declare that he is following through on his pledge to unite America.
  • Scarborough: The GOP Is ‘What We Read in the History Books About Hitler'

    01/15/2021 9:13:29 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/15/2021 | Trent Baker
    Friday, MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough doubled down on his argument that the Republican Party is “what we read in the history books about Hitler.” This comes in the wake of a group of President Donald Trump supporters rioting at the U.S. Capitol and members of Congress saying they fear for their lives for voting to impeach Trump. Scarborough, a former GOP congressman, said the party that belongs to Trump is “intimidating” opponents “with threats of death” and violence in support of a “fascist president.”
  • Golden Horde: The Air Force’s Plan For Networked Bombs

    01/15/2021 7:20:56 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 11 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/14/2021 | Caleb Larson
    Imagine this scenario: A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor pilot races toward a target on the ground and when within striking distance, drops a pair of GPS-guided precision bombs. As the bombs fall from the sky, they themselves notice another, higher-priority target elsewhere on the ground. While one of the bombs stays on course, the second adjusts its trajectory, aiming directly at the second, higher-priority target. Both bombs hit their marks — and all the F-22 pilot had to do was fly them out and release them.
  • USO Christmas Show-Long Binh, Vietnam 1967

    01/14/2021 6:08:57 PM PST · by Shark24 · 22 replies
    You tube ^ | Dec 24, 1967 | You Tube
    Bob's Christmas Show-Long Binh, Vietnam 1967
  • SR-71 Blackbird: Why The Fastest Plane Ever Was Grounded

    01/14/2021 8:53:20 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 55 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/14/2021 | Peter Suciu
    No other U.S. Air Force aircraft could fly faster or higher than the Lockheed SR-71 “Blackbird,” and on its final flight, it set a truly impressive record. The reconnaissance aircraft flew from the west coast of the United States to the east coast – some 2,404 miles – in just 68:17 minutes. During that flight, it traveled from St. Louis, Missouri, and Cincinnati, Ohio, a distance of 311 miles in about eight and a half minutes.
  • Wisdom Of The Ages

    01/14/2021 6:37:14 AM PST · by MAAG
    Grace thru faith ^ | 11-12-2011 | Jack Kelley
    Today in almost every field, great emphasis is placed on new thought. Nothing wrong with that per se, but in our quest for the “latest thing” are we losing our grounding in the wisdom of the ages? snip Clearly, the Lord intended for us to use these truths to escape the prison built for our mind by the experiences of our life. It’s with good reason the Bible is called the Owner’s Manual for the Human Race. This is truly the Wisdom of the Ages.
  • Pompeo: Al Qaeda ‘Has A New Home Base’ In Iran

    01/14/2021 5:03:00 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 14 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 1/1/4/2021 | Barbara Boland
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that al Qaeda “has a new home base” inside Iran and he confirmed the killing of al Qaeda’s No 2. leader. Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, Pompeo said the terrorist group has “burrowed deep inside” Iran and “threatens the progress of the Abraham Accords.”
  • How The Renaissance Led to The Reformation

    01/13/2021 4:12:02 PM PST · by OneVike · 24 replies
    The Reason For My Faith ^ | 1/13/21 | Chuck Ness
    Part I An Introduction Overview of the Renaissance Never in history has one man’s thesis so rattled the powers that be, than did Martin Luther’s ninety-five grievances he nailed to the Church door at Wittenberg. It was an act of defiance that would eventually topple a church state organization that held sway over kings and paupers alike for a thousand years. Every history class that covers the reformation will tell you that it was Johann Tetzel’sselling of indulgences that pushed Luther into action that day, Tetzel’s action was only the final straw, not the cause of the revolution. At the...
  • Tank Driver in Florida accused of causing damage to curb

    01/13/2021 10:46:46 AM PST · by fireman15 · 35 replies
    CBS 4 Miami ^ | 01/13/2021 | Joan Murray
    PALMETTO BAY (CBSMiami) – Residents of the usually quiet South Florida community of Palmetto Bay are buzzing after spotting one of their neighbors riding his military style tank down residential roads. Many were confused by the sight and wondered if it’s even allowed and apparently it is. The tanks belong to the person who lives on a gated property off Old Cutler Road. Despite the fact that the tank is legal, it’s too close for comfort for some neighbors. “For the most part it’s unusual to say the very least and with the present state of politics, it’s concerning,” said...
  • Xi Jinping Is Wrong: Time Is on America’s Side, Not China’s

    01/13/2021 10:07:00 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 26 replies
    National Interest ^ | 1/13/2021 | Michael Rubin
    On January 10, 2021, Chinese President Xi Jinping told a gathering of communist party officials that “The world is undergoing profound changes unseen in a century, but time and the situation are in our favor.” Xi is wrong though. While countries around the world hide their dirty laundry—falsifying coronavirus death statistics, recasting concentration camps and forced sterilization as progressive, and quietly disappearing anyone who voices criticism—Americans not only parade it for all to see but also exaggerate it. The violence at the Capitol was a protest which spun out of control; it was not, as former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger...
  • Hitler Vs. The World: 6 Best World War II Submachine Guns

    01/13/2021 6:27:20 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 9 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/13/2021 | Peter Suicu
    The submachine gun was developed during the First World War, and Germany’s MG18 is largely recognized as the first successful example of the new class of weapon. Typically chambered with pistol cartridges, such weapons gave extra firepower to NCOs, squad leaders, and scouts during the Second World War. 6 Best World War II Submachine Guns During the conflict, nations such as the United States supplied submachine guns to tankers and other troops who couldn’t carry a full rifle, while the SMG was also supplied by the German and British militaries to paratroopers and other elite soldiers. While picking out the...