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  • Myths Of The Vietnam War

    03/29/2022 2:51:09 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 42 replies
    Myth: Common belief is that most Vietnam veterans were drafted. Fact: 2/3 of the men who served in Vietnam were volunteers. 2/3 of the men who served in World War II were drafted. Approximately 70% of those killed in Vietnam were volunteers.
  • Hillary Clinton admits her new political thriller 'State of Terror' is based on Donald Trump’s presidency and accuses him of being a 'danger' to the nation

    12/19/2021 12:39:43 PM PST · by simpson96 · 75 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 12/19/2021 | Elizabeth Elkind
    Hillary Clinton was on television Sunday promoting her new political thriller State of Terror -- which she admitted is based on her 2016 rival, former President Donald Trump. In her third interview this month, the former first lady accused Trump of 'masterminding' the January 6 Capitol riot and said he was a 'danger' to the country. Her recent media blitz has fueled rumors that Clinton is testing the waters for her own re-election bid after repeatedly calling a potential Trump 2024 ticket a threat to democracy. This morning, CNN host Fareed Zakaria asked about claims her new novel is a...
  • The Federal Reserve Cartel: The Rothschild, Rockefeller and Morgan Families

    11/17/2019 9:06:49 PM PST · by · 22 replies ^ | 11-17-2019 | Dean Henderson
    Part One: The Banking Houses of Morgan and Rockefeller [VIDEO] The Four Horsemen of Banking (Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo) own the Four Horsemen of Oil (Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch/Shell, BP and Chevron Texaco); in tandem with Deutsche Bank, BNP, Barclays and other European old money behemoths. But their monopoly over the global economy does not end at the edge of the oil patch. According to company 10K filings to the SEC, the Four Horsemen of Banking are among the top ten stock holders of virtually every Fortune 500 corporation.[1] So who then are the...
  • Did Nixon create the Carter economy?

    06/14/2021 4:09:14 AM PDT · by Chad C. Mulligan · 35 replies
    The NY Sun ^ | 11 June 2021 | Lawrence Kudlow
    Nixon was worried about trade deficits and a deteriorating balance of payments. He rejected the advice of Volcker, then treasury undersecretary, and the Fed chairman at the time, Arthur Burns. Instead, Nixon closed the gold window, meaning foreign governments could no longer exchange dollars for gold. The value of the greenback fell like a stone. So as the value of our currency declined, prices denominated in dollars sky-rocketed. We printed bad money and too much of it, and that’s the definition of inflation. Excess money in relation to demand will do it every time. Lack of value will do it...
  • Happy 50th Anniversary of Nixon removing us from the Gold Standard.......

    08/14/2021 3:01:42 PM PDT · by srmanuel · 22 replies
    NASDAQ ^ | 8/13/21 | NASDAQ
    Tomorrow Sunday August 15, 1971 is the 50th anniversary of Richard Nixon closing the Gold Exchange Window that allowed foreign holders of US Dollars to exchange their US Dollars for gold priced at $35/ agreement that had been in place since the end of WW II.... When this decision was announced it's hard to imagine the impact after 50 years...think of Bill Clinton getting NAFTA passed, repealing the Glass/Stegall Act, think of GWB invading Iraq and Afghanistan, etc....actions by President's have monumental impact over time, when at the time it seemed to be insignificant... Not advocating one position over the...
  • China vs the almighty dollar

    07/22/2002 10:26:13 PM PDT · by Enemy Of The State · 8 replies · 1,371+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 7/22/02 | Henry C K Liu
    China vs the almighty dollarBy Henry C K Liu The Italian Marxist thinker Antonio Gramsci, while under Fascist imprisonment, developed the concept of cultural hegemony: control people's minds, and their hearts and hands will follow. Gramsci explained how one dominant class can establish its control over others through ideological dominance. Whereas orthodox Marxism explains social structure as shaped by economic forces, Gramsci adds the crucial cultural dimension. He showed how, once ideological authority (or "cultural hegemony") is established, the use of overt violence to impose control can become superfluous. Today, the world lives under the virtually undisputed rule of a...
  • Cryptocurrency investors should be prepared to lose all their money, Bank of England governor says

    05/07/2021 3:31:42 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 57 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07 May 2021 | Ryan Browne
    When asked about the rising value of cryptocurrencies, Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey said: "They have no intrinsic value."
  • 50 Years After Nixon Ended the Gold Standard, Dollar’s Dominance Faces Threat (today is the anniversary)

    08/15/2021 8:06:20 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 15 replies
    Barron's ^ | August 14, 2021 | Randall W. Forsyth
    Fifty years ago this Sunday, President Richard Nixon announced a bold economic plan, including the severing of the U.S. dollar’s ties to gold. Since then, the world’s monetary system has consisted of (mostly) freely floating currencies. The dollar nonetheless remains the primary legal tender used internationally for trade, finance, and as a store of value, which has conferred upon the U.S. enormous advantages. Whether that will continue for the next half-century is far from certain. The Bretton Woods system, in effect back then, reflected America’s economic pre-eminence after World War II. Currency exchange rates were fixed, relative to the dollar,...
  • COVID-19 Vaccines: Myth Versus Fact - From Johns Hopkins Medicine

    08/06/2021 10:13:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Johns Hopkins Medicine ^ | Updated August 4,2021 | Lisa Maragakis, M.D., M.P.H., senior director of infection prevention, and Gabor Kelen, M.D., direc
    Now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized vaccines for COVID-19, and their distribution has begun, Lisa Maragakis, M.D., M.P.H., senior director of infection prevention, and Gabor Kelen, M.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response, review some common myths circulating about the vaccine and clear up confusion with reliable facts.MYTH: The COVID-19 vaccine can affect women’s fertility.FACT: The COVID-19 vaccine will not affect fertility. The truth is that the COVID-19 vaccine encourages the body to create copies of the spike protein found on the coronavirus’s surface. This “teaches” the body’s immune system...
  • Psaki Announces Government's "Door-to-Door Outreach" Efforts To Convince Unvaccinated Citizens To Get Covid Vaccine

    07/06/2021 5:59:03 PM PDT · by hoe_cake · 38 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/6/2021
    Psaki makes look pretty good in this video. Except it wasn't Biden's work but Trump's. But we knew that.
  • The search for Missouri’s legendary lost silver mine

    05/17/2021 7:13:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    theSalemNewsonline ^ | 5/16/21 | Andrew Sheeley
    For centuries, a legend has persisted across the Ozarks. Lore holds marauding Spaniards once discovered a rich silver deposit within a cave somewhere in the hills, and then sealed it shut for future mining. Several variations of the tale are told, but one notion is constant, the treasure is said to still remain hidden. Many people in South-Central Missouri have searched for this fabled lost silver mine. Some went empty-handed to their graves after a lifetime of digging. Others got so far as thinking they found the site, and even had their ore tested at Missouri S&T. However, no great...
  • The 3 Biggest Anti-Israel Myths On Social Media, Debunked

    05/14/2021 7:45:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/14/2021 | Jack Elbaum
    Earlier this week, violence flared yet again in Israel. Here in America, the response from our political class was just about as disconnected from reality as one would expect.To combat the reams of disinformation making their way around social media at the moment, it seems necessary to debunk some of the most frequently cited arguments by anti-Israel activists. With the help of the media, celebrities, and politicians, these myths have become ubiquitous.Myth 1: Israel Is Committing ‘Terrorism’ in GazaOn Monday, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., tweeted Israel was committing “an act of terrorism” after the nation conducted airstrikes in Gaza.Israeli air...
  • Birx says health officials are still fighting 'myths' about pandemic's spread

    12/07/2020 9:07:08 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    nbcnews ^ | 12/06/2020 | Ben Kamisar
    WASHINGTON — Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, sounded a dire alarm on Sunday amid spiking Covid-19 cases across America as she expressed frustration with government officials who ignore public health guidance as caseloads and deaths rise. Speaking during an interview on NBC News' “Meet the Press,” Birx said that it’s especially frustrating to see governors and local officials refuse to enact the same mitigation strategies they used to successfully curb the virus’ spread in the summer.
  • King Arthur Mystery: How Battle Betrayal 'Proves Identity of Legendary Warrior'

    09/07/2020 2:57:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Mon, Sep 7, 2020 | Josh Saunders
    KING ARTHUR's myths and legend could have been based-upon a legendary British general whose betrayal in battle led to his death, historians sensationally claimed.While King Arthur is one of the most popular figures in English folklore, historians still debate whether he existed. The legendary warrior was believed to have fought-off Saxon invaders with the Knights of the Round Table and armed with his magical sword Excalibur. In a number of later romanticised depictions of King Arthur, he was claimed to have been bound by a strict moral code of chivalry and honour. Discovering the truth about the mythical UK hero,...
  • 8 Democrat Myths William Barr Debunked Between Deliberate Interruptions

    08/03/2020 9:14:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/03/2019 | Margot Cleveland
    When Attorney General William Barr testified before the House Judiciary Committee last Tuesday, DemocratsÂ’ rhetorical questions reinforced eight falsehoods previously peddled by left-wing media. Notwithstanding these attempts to prevent Barr from setting the record straight, the attorney general dismantled much of the fake news that has made headlines over the last two months.Here are the highlights of the media myths congressional Democrats paraded for the public during the hearing.Myth 1: Barr overruled prosecutorsÂ’ sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone because of a Donald Trump tweet. Several of DemocratsÂ’ attacks focused on President Trump associate Roger Stone. Democrat committee Chair Jerry...
  • George W Bush did NOT deny Trump vote

    06/08/2020 1:25:03 PM PDT · by Persevero · 46 replies
    The daily Wire ^ | 6/8/20 | Ben Shapiro
    “ Former President George W. Bush’s spokesman vehemently denied an article from the New York Times that alleged he would not be voting for President Donald Trump in 2020. The NYT reported Saturday that a slew of high-profile Republicans do not plan on supporting Trump’s reelection. Included in that list was Bush, and the NYT cited “people familiar with their thinking.”
  • Of Course The Chinese Didn't Discover America. But Then Nor Did Columbus

    01/20/2006 8:18:53 AM PST · by blam · 71 replies · 1,521+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1-20-2006 | Simon Jenkins
    Of course the Chinese didn't discover America. But then nor did Columbus A map supporting claims that the admiral Zheng He reached the New World in the early 15th century is plainly a hoax Simon Jenkins Friday January 20, 2006 The Guardian (UK) We all know that a lie goes halfway round the world while truth is putting on its boots. But what if the lie goes the whole way? What if it claims to circumnavigate the globe? Last week came purported evidence that the Chinese admiral Zheng He sailed his great fleet of junks round the world a century...
  • (Prince) Madoc In America

    07/10/2003 5:56:52 PM PDT · by blam · 77 replies · 7,275+ views
    Madoc In AmericaNative American Histories in the USA Is truth stranger than fiction? Of course it is; it always has been One subject that has been debated for the last four hundred years was whether or not a Khumric-Welsh Prince called Madoc discovered America. Queen Elizabeth I was persuaded by her advisors that this was so and the Khumric-Welsh discovery was put forward as somehow giving England a prior claim in the political wrangles over first rights in the New World of the Americas. No one ever thought to investigate the British records. Caradoc of Llancarfan wrote about it circa...
  • Research shines camera on little-known, much abused pangolins

    10/16/2019 10:12:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    UPI ^ | October 16, 2019 / 3:00 AM | By Paul Brinkmann
    White-bellied tree pangolins are being hunted illegally in large numbers in West Africa. Photo courtesy of Justin Miller/Pangolin Conservation ========================================================== ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Researchers from Florida and Illinois are leading a global effort to understand and protect the world's most trafficked mammal -- the little-known pangolin. Also called a scaly anteater, the cat-size pangolin is hunted and killed for its scales and meat in Africa and Southeast Asia. New research includes the so-called "Pango-Cam" attached to their backs to provide crucial information about the pangolin diet and territory. Without quick efforts to understand how to breed the...
  • 5 Stupid Product Myths That Had Real-World Consequences

    08/02/2019 11:04:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Cracked ^ | August 2, 2019 | Julia Lange
    They say there's no such thing as bad publicity, but companies like Theranos, whoever did Fyre Fest, and countless others would beg to differ. They might have deserved what they got, but sometimes the bad publicity in question is both false and so outlandish that the company's PR team can only address it with long-suffering sighs. As these stories attest, such incidents can take years of work and lots of self-medicating to undo. 5 The "Pop Rocks And Coke" Rumor Killed The Candy (For A While) You're no doubt aware of the urban legend that little Mikey of Life cereal...