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  • Sir Walter Raleigh's Colony Vanished Over 400 Years Ago. Scientists Are Still Looking

    09/16/2021 6:13:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    NPR ^ | JOE HERNANDEZ | September 16, 2021
    It's one of the nation's great mysteries: The first permanent colony of English settlers in what would become the U.S., founded in North Carolina in 1587 by Sir Walter Raleigh, disappeared three years later with virtually no trace. Now, archaeologists hope a new search for the Lost Colony will unearth clues about what happened to 117 men, women and children who vanished and were never seen again. The First Colony Foundation, a group of archaeologists, is partnering with the National Park Service for a series of digs beginning this week at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. "This dig includes...
  • Labeling The Founding Documents ‘Offensive’ Is Just The Beginning Of The National Archives’ Spiteful Plans

    09/16/2021 11:41:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 16, 2021 | Justin Haskins
    By rewriting America’s history and 'recontextualizing' her founding documents, Biden’s National Archives is seeking to undermine our country's founders.Words matter, and few words have mattered more in the history of the United States than those contained within the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, and other founding-era documents stewarded by the National Archives.Protecting and celebrating the most important works in U.S. history isn’t only important because the Constitution and Bill of Rights, as well as other documents in the National Archives, are still legally binding, but also because they tell a story of who we are as a...
  • Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania (audiobook)

    09/16/2021 10:49:16 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 6 replies
    Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania is a series of essays written by the Pennsylvania lawyer and legislator John Dickinson (1732–1808) and published under the name "A Farmer" from 1767 to 1768. The twelve letters were widely read and reprinted throughout the thirteen colonies and were important in uniting the colonists against the Townshend Acts. text
  • A California Park's Name, Rooted in a Racist History for Over a Century, Could Change for Good

    09/13/2021 3:56:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sep. 12, 2021 | Amanda Bartlett
    The long-contested name of a popular Northern California state park steeped in a violent history may soon change for good. Located near the craggy seaside cliffs of Trinidad, Calif., Patrick’s Point State Park is known for its coastal scenery, winding trails shrouded in spruce trees, the rocky tide pools that inspired a Nickelodeon cartoon and sandy shores dotted with agate. But a recent press release shared by California State Parks describes how the name of this serene oasis in Humboldt County traces back to Irish homesteader Patrick Beegan who allegedly claimed the land in the mid-1800s and was accused of...
  • Stupid is as Stupid does!!

    09/13/2021 1:54:02 PM PDT · by histanvan · 18 replies
    Mumblit ^ | Sep 10, 2021 | Susanne Smith
    Stupid is as Stupid does! Facts are Facts So if you are offended - blame History! A HISTORY LESSON WE SHOULD NEVER FORGET!!! Eighty Four Percent of those who receive this Email will not completely read it… If they read any of it at all. Ten Percent will read it, but they will choose not to forward it on to others. The remaining 6% most likely will forward it. The War started in the 7th Century and lasted through the 17th Century. Many will contend it never stopped; the Facts below are Historically correct. That is why many of us...
  • Can Biden make a comeback? What history teaches us (and doesn't)

    09/13/2021 7:23:27 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/13/2021 | John Kenneth White
    August was a cruel month for President Biden. The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan was messy, while here at home the Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report was far below expectations. Cases of COVID-19 hit the 40 million mark, and more than 650,000 people have died of the virus. A Washington Post/ABC News poll found Biden’s disapproval rating rising to 51 percent, up from 42 percent in April. Afghanistan has certainly contributed to Biden’s downward slide, with 60 percent of Americans disliking how he handled the withdrawal. Biden also experienced serious erosion on two other key concerns. Since April, approval of...
  • Remembrance Archive: Free Republic Threads From 9-11-01

    09/11/2021 4:33:39 AM PDT · by Pollster1 · 80 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 9-11-01 | Starrgaizr
    Starrgaizr collected these, and they are worth remembering (sorry for messing up his much better formatting, but this is the best I can do): Upon request, Starrgaizr collected links to many of the earliest threads from September 11, 2001 below. Starrgaizr reviewed threads from the very first FR report (http://www.freeRepublic.com/focus/fr/520255/posts)through thread number 520326. Feel free to add other significant threads, including photo archives. Bumping this thread periodically instead of the original threads will also avoid scaring people with the headlines. Bookmark this thread, and bump it from time to time when the nation and the press seems to forget why...
  • 9/11 newscasts starting 9/16/2001

    09/11/2021 10:17:06 AM PDT · by mairdie · 19 replies
    The news programs that I recorded starting 9/16/2001. Commercials removed. Since I recorded from the beginning, I can only assume that the first ones went out with the unlabeled tapes. Sigh. Other recorded news, wars, etc. appear in this News Playlist. And Political Music Videos (mostly Trump) Playlist.
  • America’s $8 Trillion Dollar 9/11 Response: A Historic Disaster

    09/10/2021 3:36:46 PM PDT · by Onthebrink · 5 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 9/10/2021 | Ted Galen Carpenter
    Washington’s war on terror has cost some $8 trillion dollars and some 7,000 American lives, as well as thousands more maimed mentally or physically. The only significant beneficiaries appear to be U.S. defense contractors and Washington’s global rivals, especially China, who likely watched in disbelief as America wasted vast amounts of blood and treasure.
  • This day in historahh (1509)

    09/10/2021 7:19:15 AM PDT · by Scarlett156 · 2 replies
    wikipedia ^ | years ago | wikipedia
    The Grand Mosque of Hagia Sophia survived almost unscathed, although a minaret collapsed. Inside the mosque, the plaster that had been used to cover up the Byzantine mosaics inside the dome fell off, revealing the Christian images. (This quote is from wikipedia but I had to link to another site. I'M NOT TRYING TO SPAM LINKS TO FORBIDDEN SITES, SORRY!)
  • Storm as Winston Churchill charity erases his first name from its website over controversy about 'aspects of his life' and his views on race that are 'widely seen as unacceptable'

    09/08/2021 10:28:28 PM PDT · by blueplum · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 08 September 2021 | ELLIOT MULLIGAN FOR THE DAILY MAIL
    A charity named after Winston Churchill has provoked fury by rebranding itself amid concerns over his views on race. The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust has removed pictures of the wartime leader from its website and is changing its name to the Churchill Fellowship. Volunteers at the trust said it was 'rewriting history'. One told The Sun: 'He was voted, by the people, as the Greatest Briton in a BBC poll in 2002 but is now erased from his own charity by the woke brigade. ... ...Controversies surrounding his rule include whether he could have acted more decisively to prevent the...
  • Did 9/11 Change Anything?

    09/09/2021 7:01:22 AM PDT · by Onthebrink · 33 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 9/9/2021 | Salvatore Babones
    September 11, 2001 was a preventable tragedy in a long line of preventable tragedies. So was the disorganized withdrawal from Kabul, which could have been prevented if the Biden administration hadn’t put too much faith its evaluation of the durability of the Afghan government, and instead held onto Bagram as an insurance policy. Seven decades of preventable tragedies have taken a heavy toll on American lives, American treasure, and the American psyche. They have done little to change the structure of American power. There is no denying that 9/11 changed the lives of millions of people, mostly for the worse....
  • Visit to a former soviet gulag

    09/08/2021 8:18:34 PM PDT · by ValleyofHope · 15 replies
    A look at a soviet gulag
  • Joe Biden Is Enabling The Next 9/11

    09/07/2021 2:37:42 PM PDT · by Onthebrink · 15 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 9/7/2021 | James Jay Carafano
    President Joe Biden is doing the unthinkable. On the 20th anniversary of the dark day that terrorists struck New York City and Washington, D.C., he — more than any other world leader — is preparing the way for the next 9/11. Sept. 11, 2021, ought above all to be a day of remembrance, a reflection on loss, a homage to bravery, and a recommitment to our steely resolve to never let this happen again. And without question, the president will invoke that message at ceremonies in New York, Washington and Shanksville, Penn. What most of the world will pay attention...
  • Debunking The 1619 Project: Real History as Antidote to Critical Race Theory

    09/07/2021 4:32:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2021 | Mary Grabar
    In the 1990s, when I was in graduate school and reading required postmodern/Marxist theory, including Critical Race Theory, I little imagined that twenty-some years later, irate parents at school board meetings would be denouncing its use in elementary school classrooms and organizing recall elections. This is for the good. CRT is dividing Americans and actually harming blacks—and whites. What I as an adult graduate student found tedious and abstractly wrong-headed is now boiled down for K-12. It tells students that what their eyes and ears tell them is wrong: all white people are privileged oppressors. To accomplish this, it reaches...
  • Shattering the Bell Curve; The power law rules. (Review of <i>The Black Swan</i>- not IQ related

    04/24/2007 6:04:47 PM PDT · by Excellence · 21 replies · 927+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | April 24, 2007 | DAVID A. SHAYWITZ Author of review
    < snip >In "The Black Swan"--a kind of cri de coeur--Mr. Taleb struggles to free us from our misguided allegiance to the bell-curve mindset and awaken us to the dominance of the power law. The attractiveness of the bell curve resides in its democratic distribution and its mathematical accessibility. Collect enough data and the pattern reveals itself, allowing both robust predictions of future data points (such as the height of the next five people to enter the room) and accurate estimations of the size and frequency of extreme values (anticipating the occasional giant or dwarf. The power-law distribution, by contrast,...
  • ‘Dragon Man’ skull may help oust Neandertals as our closest ancient relative

    06/25/2021 12:42:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    https://www.sciencenews.org ^ | 25 JUNE 2021 | By Bruce Bower
    The fossil may represent a new Homo species that lived more than 146,000 years ago =================================================================================== A fossil skull nicknamed “Dragon Man” has surfaced in China under mysterious circumstances, with big news for Neandertals. Dragon Man belonged to a previously unrecognized Stone Age species that replaces Neandertals as the closest known relatives of people today, researchers say. A nearly complete male skull now housed in the Geoscience Museum of Hebei GEO University in Shijiazhuang, China, represents a species dubbed Homo longi by Hebei GEO paleoanthropologist Xijun Ni and his colleagues. The scientists describe the skull, which dates to at least...
  • Nuremberg Executions 1946 - What Happened to the Bodies?

    09/05/2021 8:55:05 PM PDT · by PROCON · 6 replies
    The secret US Army operation to dispose of the bodies of the war criminals executed at Nuremberg.Nuremberg Executions 1946 - What Happened to the Bodies? 10mins
  • Legend of King Arthur revealed: Experts decode seven pages of a 700-year-old manuscript - one of the earliest of its kind - telling the story of Camelot, including a romance between Merlin the Magician and the enchantress Viviane

    09/02/2021 10:56:31 PM PDT · by blueplum · 65 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 02 September 2021 | IAN RANDALL FOR MAILONLINE
    Fragments of a hand-written medieval manuscript telling the story of Merlin the Magician from the legend of Camelot have been translated into English. The text tells of battles between King Arthur and King Claudas, as well as the romance between Merlin and Viviane — sometimes known as 'the Lady of Lake'. The seven pieces of parchment date back some 770 years, and were discovered in 2019 among the University of Bristol’s Special Collections Library by researchers trawling though the ancient tomes.... ...'The Suite Vulgate du Merlin was written in about 1220–1225, so this puts the Bristol manuscript within a generation...
  • The Whitewashing Of History And Blame-Shifting Begins For Biden, But It Won’t Work

    08/31/2021 8:36:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    Creative Destruction Media ^ | 8/31/2021 | CD Media Staff
    The corporate press and the globalist machine is already trying to whitewash what just happened in Central Asia and shift accountability to the backs of our uniformed military personnel who were on the ground. We cannot let this stand. Those responsible need to be shamed forever, and it starts with Joe Biden. Former Special Ops Commander and author of the just released book based on his military experiences ‘The Common Sense Way’ Pete Blaber yesterday laid out the timeline of what actually happened in Afghanistan. Also below is Blaber’s timeline from the perspective of those on the ground in-country for...