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  • Vanity/Time Travel: 11/27/97 - FreeRepublic Contemplates Possible Registration Form

    11/28/2020 5:51:40 PM PST · by IncPen · 28 replies
    Possible Registration Form FreeRepublic11/27/97 Jim RobinsonDear FreeRepublic User: In response to your requests for a registration process as a way to reduce the number of abusive and offensive posts, I am working on a registration form and process. Please read and comment on the "Registration and User Agreement" that follows. If anyone has suggestions on the philosophy, methodolgy or wording of the agreement please post them here. Thanks, Jim Robinson P.S. The registration process has not been implemented yet, but you can try out the form as a test if you wish. Click here to see the form. Posted by:...
  • Bannons WarRoom Ep 539: Thanksgiving Special Pt. 1

    Steve Bannon, Jack Maxey, and Greg Manz discuss the latest on the coronavirus pandemic as the gang celebrates Thanksgiving. Calling in is Larry Schweikart and Chad Robichaux to celebrate and honor our nation's heritage. Aired On: 11/26/2020
  • No, The Pilgrims Didn’t Desecrate Native American Graves, And Other Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

    11/26/2020 1:05:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 26, 2020 | Keith Stanglin
    Revisionist histories are nearly always written (or posted to the internet) with an agenda in mind — it's no different for the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving.Four hundred years after the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts in November 1620, this Thanksgiving promises to be the most isolated celebration in living memory. Thanks to the internet, however, virtual gatherings will be possible. Thanksgiving in the age of the internet also means, for many amateur historians, debunking the many myths surrounding the story of the original Thanksgiving. This project of correcting the Thanksgiving legend has picked up steam in recent years. It is part of...
  • 400 Years Later, I Made New Discoveries About The First Thanksgiving

    11/26/2020 12:48:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 26, 2020 | Jane Hampton Cook
    The losses we have experienced from COVID-19 help us understand the Pilgrims. Their courage and faith to give thanks despite hardships can encourage us.How do we know about the Pilgrims’ Thanksgiving, and when did we know it? Americans learned for the first time about the Pilgrims from their own writings in 1841 in Alexander Young’s “Chronicles of the Pilgrim Fathers.” This book published part of the lost writings of William Bradford and a 1621 letter from Edward Winslow.These writings had been published in a 1622 long-lost recruiting pamphlet in England but not in America. Because Winslow’s letter described the 1621...
  • Thanksgiving: Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the Pilgrims' Arrival

    11/25/2020 3:03:54 PM PST · by River Hawk · 18 replies
    US Incorporated ^ | November 25th,2020 | Allan Wall
    Thanksgiving Day, November 26th this year, is an annual holiday in which we thank God for our blessings. It’s a source of nostalgic family memories of past Thanksgiving dinners, as well as remembering those who have passed away. This year, 2020, is the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ arrival to Plymouth Rock. Remember the song, “The year 1620 the Pilgrims came over …”? Well, 1620 was 400 years ago. Who were the Pilgrims?
  • The Gipper's Greatest Comeback

    11/25/2020 1:30:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | November 25, 2020 | Terry Jeffrey
    Some newspapers in the Midwest in 1920 referred to the Notre Dame football team not as the Fighting Irish but as "the Catholics." Notre Dame's star player, however, was not one. George Gipp grew up in a small northern Michigan town, where he did not play high school football and his father was a Baptist pastor. He arrived in South Bend in 1916 as a baseball prospect. Joseph Meyer -- who later became the football coach at Xavier -- was a senior baseball player at Notre Dame when Gipp was a freshman. In 1920, he recalled how Knute Rockne discovered...
  • Thanksgiving lessons jettison Pilgrim hats, welcome truth

    11/23/2020 7:42:08 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | November 23, 2020 | By COLLIN BINKLEY
    BOSTON - A friendly feast shared by the plucky Pilgrims and their native neighbors? That’s yesterday’s Thanksgiving story. Students in many U.S. schools are now learning a more complex lesson that includes conflict, injustice and a new focus on the people who lived on the land for hundreds of years before European settlers arrived and named it New England. Inspired by the nation’s reckoning with systemic racism, schools are scrapping and rewriting lessons that treated Native Americans as a footnote in a story about white settlers. Instead of making Pilgrim hats, students are hearing what scholars call “hard history” -...
  • Help Identifying Automobile Make and Year

    11/22/2020 9:31:22 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 46 replies
    Self ^ | November 22, 2020 | POF
    I'm working family genealogy and found a photo of my great grandparents and family. That's my grandfather at upper right. The little girl between great grandma and great grandpa was born January 1924 and she appears about 4 or 5 years old here, so I'm guessing the photo was taken in the summer of 1928 or 1929. Can you help me figure out what their automobile is? I'm guessing it is a 1928 - 1931 Ford Model A Slant Windshield because of the three windows on the side and the suicide door hinges. Here's somebody's 1931 Ford Model A Slant...
  • The Pilgrims (Down the memory hole...)

    By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who...
  • The New York Times Claims Alexander Hamilton Owned Slaves, So You Know The Opposite Is True

    11/19/2020 11:02:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 19, 2020 | Michael E. Newton
    Rather than being an 'enslaver,' Hamilton opposed slavery, advocated for manumission, and supported enslaved and freed blacks to the extent that his limited means allowed.The New York Times has done it again. On the heels of its infamous 1619 Project, a “culture reporter” at the so-called newspaper of record writes that Alexander Hamilton “bought, sold and personally owned slaves” and was an “enslaver.”Historians and biographers have debated the status of Hamilton as a slaveowner for decades, but a new essay titled “As Odious and Immoral a Thing: Alexander Hamilton’s Hidden History as an Enslaver,” written by Jessie Serfilippi, a historical...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Version 1876 "KKK Confederate" Democrat Denied Presidency...

    11/14/2020 7:39:42 PM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/14.2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Newsdump Alert: Justice Department Report Says FBI Wanted To Arrest Jeffrey Epstein In 2007 But Was Vetoed By US Attorney in Miami Ahead Of Plea Deal With Feds.. More On This: Victim's Lawyers See 350-Page Justice Department Report As White Wash Of Justice Department Handling.. Let's start asking if the conditions of the 1876 Presidential Election can be replicated in the 21st Century... Me And Jeffrey Toobin (Warning: Disturbing Content Psychological Nudity) Man I wish I could have been as comfortable with the opposite sex as Dr. Hook was in that song performed as a hit in 1978. Back then...
  • 5 Historical Trends That Show It’s Utterly Shocking If Trump Lost In 2020

    11/14/2020 1:52:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 13, 2020 | J.B. Shurk
    Considering these five facts about the election, it's no wonder Biden failed to achieve a landslide victory — and one might say it's curious that he'd achieve victory at all. If I told you an incumbent president had 52 percent approval on Election Day and ended up winning 10 million more votes than during his first election, would you predict victory? What if 56 percent of voters felt they were better off since the president had entered office? What if you knew that the incumbent had a nearly 30 percent enthusiasm edge over his opponent, or that when asked for...
  • A German man's Nazi grandfather took over a Jewish man's store. He tracked down his descendants to apologize

    11/13/2020 10:42:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat November 14, 2020 | Lianne Kolirin
    Thomas Edelmann was born in Germany more than 25 years after the Allies defeated Hitler. Yet last year, following an unexpected marketing call, the 49-year-old businessman contacted a retired teacher in Israel to apologize for the actions of the grandfather he never met. Growing up, Edelmann had heard rumors about the family business and suspected it had previously been owned by Jews who were forced to sell to his paternal grandfather, Wilhelm. In recent years, the father of two had begun to dabble in genealogy. He came across Nazi tax records confirming that the Jewish owner -- Benjamin Heidelberger --...
  • Could General Patton Have Prevented the Cold War?

    11/10/2020 5:43:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 121 replies ^ | November 10, 2020 | Kevin Mooney
    General George S. Patton wanted to keep going! Instead of halting the American advance and playing nice with Russia at the end of World War II, Patton wanted to stave off future threats. That’s why the American general was poised to have U.S. troops move in and occupy Berlin, Prague, and other parts of Eastern Europe. So why didn’t the allied leadership allow Patton to have his way? And, why was Patton effectively silenced before he could address the American people?Robert Orlando, a filmmaker, author, entrepreneur and scholar, addresses these questions in a new book titled “The Tragedy of Patton” and...
  • Chinese Noodles Not the Inspiration for Pasta, Historians Say

    11/07/2020 9:56:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | NOVEMBER 06, 2020 | SILVIA MARCHETTI
    Pasta is Italy’s staple food, but it’s not only Italians who indulge in platefuls of the doughy concoction every day. People all over the world adore it. It comes in more than 300 shapes: long, as in spaghetti; flat, as in fettuccine; hollow (bucatini); short, as in penne; the butterfly-shaped farfalle and ear-shaped orecchiette; tubular (rigatoni); and stuffed, in varieties such as tortellini and ravioli. It can be bought dry or freshly made from egg-based dough. World Pasta Day, held each October , celebrates the universal love of this staple of the Mediterranean diet. But who invented pasta? Legend has...

    11/07/2020 12:42:01 PM PST · by RevelationDavid · 16 replies
    INSURRECTION ACT* ____________________________ President Trump, there are literally MILLIONS of well-trained 'oath keepers" both LEO'S and veterans. We are all waiting for a 'word'....from a leader with the status of giving this 'word'. WE...ARE...STANDING...BY When it's time to ACT We WILL answer this Call. _____________________________ *The Insurrection Act of 1807 Is an Act authorizing the employment of the land and naval forces of the United States, in cases of insurrections elected by the 9th Congress back in March 3, 1807 and signed in to law by President Thomas Jefferson that same day. It is a United States federal law (10...
  • 11/5/2020 By Jim McCoy

    11/05/2020 6:58:10 PM PST · by tbw2 · 3 replies
    Jim McCoy | 11/5/2020 | Jim McCoy
    11/5/2020 By Jim McCoy Remember Remember, the Third of November The Vote-Faking Treason and Plot I see no reason The Vote-Faking Treason should ever be forgot They people all came to vote Long lines they did abound Some vote R and others D The polls were sacred ground The votes were counted in hours some places In others it took days Toward the end the fraud was apparent The votes all went one way Margins shrunk, the vote counts grew T'was natural traitors said To believe the votes were all the same You’d have to be brain-dead The same party...
  • President Trump establishes '1776 Commission' to promote 'patriotic education' and counter attempts to 'distort' America's history

    11/03/2020 10:27:46 AM PST · by Twotone · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 3, 2020 | Phil Silver
    President Donald Trump established on Monday a new advisory commission to "promote patriotic education" and "protect America's founding" while countering educational attempts to describe America as a systemically racist country. Calling all Americans to take back our constitutional freedoms The 1776 Commission, as it is called, will aim to "improve understanding of the history and the principles of the founding of the United States among our Nation's rising generations," according to a White House news release. Trump announced the forthcoming initiative in a speech in September, during which he denounced "cancel culture," critical race theory, and the New York Times'...
  • 100 years ago, the first commercial radio broadcast announced the results of the 1920 election – politics would never be the same

    11/01/2020 11:56:09 AM PST · by moviefan8 · 18 replies
    The Conversation ^ | October 30, 2020 | Unknown
    Only 100 people were listening, but the first broadcast from a licensed radio station occurred at 8 p.m. on Nov. 2, 1920. It was Pittsburgh’s KDKA, and the station was broadcasting the results of that year’s presidential election. When the man responsible, Frank Conrad, flipped the switch for the first time, he couldn’t have envisioned just how profoundly broadcast media would transform political life. For centuries, people had read politicians’ words. But radio made it possible to listen to them in real time. Politicians’ personalities all of a sudden started to matter more. The way their voices sounded made more...
  • What Can The Vice President Actually Do?

    10/30/2020 2:36:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 30, 2020 | Elle Reynolds
    Trump and Biden’s ages have many wondering about their running mates’ influence and power. What is the historical precedent for a vice president’s role? “Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president,” said the great TV host Johnny Carson. “And anyone who doesn’t grow up can be vice president.”But for all the jokes about the irrelevance of the office of Veep, America has been thinking about this year’s vice presidential candidates more than most.Sen. Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s running mate, has already referred to their ticket as a “Harris administration” in what many speculated was a telling Freudian...