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  • Foreign-Born Population Hits 49.5 Million Under Biden – Largest Ever in American History

    11/30/2023 1:31:41 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/30/2023 | JOHN BINDER
    The nation’s foreign-born population has hit an unprecedented 49.5 million, the largest ever recorded in American history, under President Joe Biden. Analysis by Steven Camarota and Karen Zeigler at the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) revealed that in October the foreign-born population reached almost 50 million, increasing by 4.5 million foreign-born residents since Biden took office in January 2021. Put another way, the Biden administration has added more immigrants to the nation’s population than the annual number of U.S. births in fewer than three years. Similarly, the growth of the foreign-born population under Biden exceeds the resident populations of 25...
  • Nobody wants U.S. Treasury bonds

    11/30/2023 5:49:08 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 20 replies
    SEMAFOR Blog ^ | November 28, 2023 | Liz Hoffman
    Nobody wants U.S. Treasury bonds. Once a symbol of America’s economic might and accepted as a global coin of the realm, they have fallen badly out of favor, with serious consequences for taxpayers, investors, and financial markets. Elementary economic forces — too much supply and not enough demand — have collided to create the worst stretch for U.S. government bonds since the Civil War. The government keeps borrowing to cover its budget deficits, while once-reliable buyers of that debt, both at home and abroad, have pulled back. The result: Investors are demanding the steepest yields since 2007. Auctions of fresh...
  • History Made As Irish Citizens Riot While Completely Sober

    11/27/2023 1:28:25 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 13 replies
    The Bee ^ | November 27, 2023 | Staff
    DUBLIN — Overlooked in the chaotic situation that unfolded in recent days, Irish citizens made history as they engaged in violent rioting while completely sober for the first time ever. "This is truly unprecedented," said Professor Blake Rumsey, sociologist and lead historian at the Institute of Knowledge. "Throughout recorded history, we've never seen this type of Irish upheaval in the absence of copious amounts of beer, whiskey, and Bailey's Irish Cream. It is both surprising and impressive to see Irish citizens proving their collective ability to stage a riot while not the least bit intoxicated." Irish citizens in Dublin began...
  • Of Plimoth Plantation, Librivox audio book

    11/25/2023 8:04:22 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 5 replies
    PGA Weblog ^ | 11/25/23
    I hope that everybody had a Happy Thanksgiving this week. My plan for this week had been to go ahead and begin a new collaborative audiobook about Governor William Bradford's chronicle of the early years at Plymouth Plantation. But little did I know, it's been complete since 2010! It just had a different name because someone "translated" it into a more common vernacular. There really are already some great works at Librivox to help contribute to a more educated populace. This work is a solo work, and it's fantastically read. This would be well worth paying for, but the fact...
  • The Catholic Origins of Thanksgiving

    11/24/2023 9:22:43 PM PST · by moonhawk · 27 replies
    Did you know that Thanksgiving is a Catholic holiday? True, it’s not on the Church calendar. And it is celebrated only in America, whereas Church holidays are universal. (snip) But any time a nation does anything in unison that involves families getting together and counting their blessings, it is a good thing. “Thanks,” says G.K. Chesterton, “is the highest form of thought.” And he mentions the fact that the worst moment for an atheist is when he is thankful and suddenly realizes he has no one to thank. (snip) What most people believe is a variation on what I was...
  • British Museum Scraping the Bottom of the Barrel to Find Historical Transgender People

    11/22/2023 5:20:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/22/23 | David Strom
    A museum in Britain has decided that a Roman Emperor was actually transgender and has decided to change his pronouns in their displays. I’m not sure this was the wisest move on their part, not only because the idea is rather silly, but because the emperor in question is widely regarded as one of the very worst that Rome ever had, and that is saying something. 🔴 Roman Emperor was trans, Hertfordshire museum declares The ill-fated Elagabalus will now be referred to as 'she', although experts say a transgender category did not exist in ancient Rome ⬇— The Telegraph...
  • 'Cop City' demonstrators may have been involved in fire that destroyed historic Stone Mountain home

    11/15/2023 9:45:59 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 4 replies
    Fox 5 Atlanta ^ | November 14, 2023
    Sources tell FOX 5 Atlanta that they are looking at "Cop City" demonstrators' possible involvement in the fire at Stone Mountain Park that destroyed the historic Davis House. Authorities are still working to determine if that fire is arson, but are highly suspicious based off the timing of the alarms and who would have access to that area at that time of the morning.
  • US Immigration Reaching 15 Percent Milestone - How Much Higher Will It Go?

    11/15/2023 9:39:01 AM PST · by River Hawk · 17 replies
    Border Hawk Blog ^ | November 15th, 2023 | Allan Wall
    For years it’s been said that high levels of immigration are nothing to worry about. After all, we’re reminded, the proportion of the foreign-born population is still lower than it was during the Great Wave Era. The Great Wave Era of Immigration was a period between the 1880s and 1920s when shiploads of immigrants would enter New York Harbor, pass the Statue of Liberty, and go to Ellis Island to be admitted into the country. So don’t worry, the foreign-born proportion of the population is still lower than it was then. That was true, but we are now reaching the...
  • World expert and film consultant debunks 3 gladiator myths

    11/14/2023 12:17:51 PM PST · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    Big Think ^ | NOVEMBER 14, 2023 | Jonny Thomson
    Gladiators fought in rounds, and there were referees to enforce rules. Only rarely were gladiators killed. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Gladiators rarely died in fights, as gladiatorial combat was more about demonstrating physical and mental endurance, martial skill, and athleticism. There were between 20 and 30 different styles of gladiatorial combat. Gladiators would adopt a style based on their body type and the choice of their trainers. Gladiatorial fights had rules, including fighting in rounds. Referees were present to enforce rules, caution fouls, and handle appeals. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ One of the most iconic moments in movie history is when Russell Crowe, dressed in...
  • Revealed: Drought uncovers hidden remnants of underwater ghost town beneath Jordan Lake (North Carolina)

    11/13/2023 3:57:45 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 26 replies
    WRAL ^ | November 12, 2023 | Heather Leah
    Remnants of an underwater community that has been abandoned and unseen for many years suddenly became visible over the weekend as the murky waters of Jordan Lake sank to unusually low levels – likely due to the recent drought. Thousands of people pass by Jordan Lake each year, never realizing the ruins hidden just beneath the lake's surface. For years, these ruins have been virtually invisible, but lower water levels recently revealed dozens of artifacts, lost roadways, underwater train tracks and even foundations from the old farm houses that once utilized the rich farmland now lost beneath the lake. Over...
  • Man on Led Zeppelin IV Cover Identified 52 Years After Album’s Release

    11/13/2023 1:03:29 PM PST · by Red Badger · 85 replies ^ | November 8, 2023 | By Madison Bloom
    Exactly 52 years after the release of Led Zeppelin’s fourth studio album—widely referred to as Led Zeppelin IV—the identity of the man gracing its cover has been revealed, The Guardian and The New York Times report. The cover artwork famously features an elderly man hinged at the waist, weighed down by a bale of long twigs strapped to his back. Now, a research fellow in South West England named Brian Edwards has discovered that the original source of the scene: a late Victorian era photograph of a Wiltshire thatcher named Lot Long. A visiting research fellow with the regional history...
  • College Football History: The Wishbone

    11/09/2023 9:54:27 AM PST · by wgmalabama · 47 replies
    Youtube ^ | About a year ago | Matthew Wright
    This is an entire series about the wishbone offense, creation, adoption and I assume it’s demise as I am still watching the series. Each is a boy 20 minutes long. I never played sports growing up. Both my sons have state championships in a sport at different ages. Mainly because I believed athletic competition was as important as other things. I might say that was wrong now but was right at the time. Anyway, this was a great but low volume series on the college wishbone offense and I found it informative and entertaining. I have no OCI with this...
  • Vanity - Free E-Book (Historical Fiction)

    11/09/2023 6:30:36 AM PST · by Don@VB · 7 replies
    I wrote a historical fiction novel titled "A Night that Saved Virginia" My E-Book version is free on Amazon November 9th & 10th. It's an adventure framed around the true story of Jack Jouett, who saved Virginia's Governor, Thomas Jefferson, and the state's legislators from capture by the British in 1781. If you read it, I hope you enjoy it!
  • Rep. Bush to House members who voted to censure Tlaib: ‘History will prove you were wrong’

    11/08/2023 3:09:45 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/2023 | Lauren Sforza
    Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) slammed her colleagues who voted to censure Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) on Tuesday over her comments on the Israel-Hamas war that sparked criticism on both sides of the aisle. “Shame on every Member who voted to censure @RepRashida. 10,000 Palestinians have been killed, including 4,000 children, & your focus is on trying to silence the only Palestinian-American in Congress. History will prove you were wrong,” Bush wrote Wednesday on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.
  • On this day in history, November 6, 1984, Ronald Reagan wins re-election to the White House by a landslide

    11/07/2023 7:38:43 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/06/2023 | Erica Lamberg
    President Ronald Reagan won re-election by a landslide over former Vice President Walter Mondale, the Democratic challenger, on this day in history, Nov. 6, 1984. President Reagan won 49 states and amassed 525 electoral votes to Mondale’s 13, which was one of the biggest landslides in U.S. election history. The only state Mondale won was as Minnesota, his home state.
  • The Interesting Truth Behind the History of Logging! [youtube video link, PA]

    11/03/2023 11:06:58 AM PDT · by FLNittany · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 2023 | Lumber Capital Logs
    Discover the Untold Stories of Pennsylvania's Logging Legacy | Dive into the Rich History of Logging in the Keystone State! From Steam Power to the Williamsport Boom, explore how this fascinating industry shaped Pennsylvania's past. Join us on a journey through the heart of lumber history and learn about the innovations, challenges, and triumphs that defined it. Don't miss this deep dive into Pennsylvania's Logging History! VISIT OUR WEBSITE!

    11/02/2023 6:06:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | November 2, 2023 | Staff
    NATIONAL DEVILED EGG DAY | NOVEMBER 2 National Deviled Egg Day features a favorite hors-d'oeuvre or side dish for parties, holidays, family reunions and potluck dinners. Deviled eggs shine as the star of the show each year on November 2nd. #DeviledEggDay This well-loved food wows guests during the holidays. Designers have even created specially designed carrying dishes and plates just so you can deliver your deviled eggs safely and in style. The deli section of the grocery store prepares packaged deviled eggs. They can even be found in some convenience stores, too. Other names for this devilish dish include eggs...
  • In 1837, George Washington's Remains Were Disinterred. Here's What Was in the Casket.

    10/31/2023 1:19:15 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 23, 2023 | Ronald S. Coddington, Life on the Civil War Research Trail
    Almost four decades after the death of George Washington, a beautiful new marble sarcophagus was donated to replace the deteriorating original. On Oct. 7, 1837, family and friends gathered at the vault on the grounds of Mount Vernon for the installation. During the process, Washington's inner wooden coffin was found in poor condition. Part of the lead lining was pulled back to reveal the head and chest of the Father of Our Country. Here's a description from a private letter in the collection of the George Washington Presidential Library at Mount Vernon.This episode is brought to you in part by...
  • New England's "Dark Day." May 19, 1780 [17:11, with transcript]

    10/31/2023 10:28:39 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 19, 2023 | The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered
    On May 19, 1780, Historian Thomas Campanella explains, "A preternatural gloom settled upon the New England landscape, and by noon the sun had been all but blotted from the sky." New England's "Dark Day" was read as an omen, even, perhaps, as the biblical end of days. But the question has persisted for nearly two and a half centuries- what could have blotted out the Sun?New England's "Dark Day." May 19, 1780 | 17:11The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered | 1.29M subscribers | 303,085 views | May 19, 2023
  • Test Your Knowlegde Of Israel-Middle East with Prager U

    10/31/2023 8:50:03 AM PDT · by Wuli · 20 replies
    Parger University ^ | 10/31/2023 | Prager University
    Take the Quiz and enjoy it too.