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  • Thanksgiving Lessons: What the Experience of the Pilgrims Taught Us About Socialism vs. Private Property

    11/24/2022 9:41:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/24/2022 | John Stossel
    Thursday, if you eat a nice meal, thank the Pilgrims. They made Thanksgiving possible. They left the Old World to escape religious persecution. They imagined a new society where everyone worked together and shared everything. In other words, they dreamed of socialism. Socialism then almost killed them. As I explain in my weekly video, the Pilgrims attempted collective farming. The whole community decided when and how much to plant, when to harvest and who would do the work.Gov. William Bradford wrote in his diary that he thought that taking away property and bringing it into a commonwealth would make the...
  • 1970 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda

    08/11/2022 5:49:28 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 58 replies
    Hemmings ^ | 5/2018 | Terry McGean
    C hrysler's Plymouth division had sand kicked in its face. Twice. First, when its all-new-fastback Barracuda's debut was completely eclipsed by the Ford Mustang, despite beating it to market by a couple weeks. Then, after redesigning the Barracuda for 1967 with dedicated sheetmetal that totally obliterated any traces of its Valiant origins, and adding a coupe and convertible, Plymouth's entry was again overshadowed, this time by the release of Chevy's first-ever Camaro. Chrysler execs were no doubt keenly aware that the still-new personal-coupe market didn't just generate sales, it garnered lots of attention for the makers of the category's hero...
  • No, Thanksgiving Isn’t About ‘Genocide And Violence’

    11/26/2021 6:36:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 26, 2021 | Peter W. Wood
    The Pilgrims didn’t bring ‘genocide’ to America. They barely brought themselves, with half of their company dying that first winter, in 1620-21.Americans have a great and exuberant tradition that touches our sense of belonging and our pride in coming together. No, I am not referring to Thanksgiving, that festival of gratitude, generosity, and welcome. I am referring to the equally great and exuberant tradition of trash-talking other people. Supposedly we have reformed. Ethnic slurs that were once common have retreated to the dark corners of dive bars and the even darker corners of anti-social media. We live in a time...
  • Six people killed in mass shooting in Plymouth, England

    08/12/2021 5:20:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    reuters ^ | 08/12/2021 | Kanishka Singh and Paul Sandle
    Six people were killed in a mass shooting in the city of Plymouth in southwest England on Thursday evening, in an incident described by the British Home Secretary as "shocking". Two females and three males, including the suspect, died from gunshot wounds at the scene of the incident, the Devon and Cornwall Police said in a statement. Another female died a short time later in hospital, the police added. Sharron Turner, 57, who lives behind the scene of the shooting, told The Times newspaper that a gunman had "kicked in" the front door of a semi-detached house before shooting a...
  • First They Came for the Muscle Cars .....

    01/19/2021 8:51:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 135 replies ^ | By Eric - September 21, 2020
    You had to be there to remember – and to understand – so here’s a refresher. In 1964, group of young Pontiac engineers created the GTO by pairing an expensive big-car’s engine with an inexpensive medium-sized car – thereby creating the first mass-market muscle car. Which was mass-market because it wasn’t just about muscle. That had been done before, by Chrysler (letter series cars) and Oldsmobile, too. What made the GTO different – and dangerous, in the view of a certain kind of killjoy – was that it was cheap. Or at least, affordable. You didn’t have to be a...
  • '67 Plymouth Belvedere GTX with Built 426 Hemi

    12/13/2020 7:03:31 PM PST · by ETL · 123 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 9, 2020 | AutotopiaLA
    AutotopiaLA"This is a cool old school simple badass muscle car. The owner had a numbers matching Plymouth 426 Hemi Belvedere GTX and wanted more power. So rather than swapping the motor he had the guys at Vintage Motorworks build it into a loud obnoxious badass street cruiser. This is Mopar in all its glory.Sit back and enjoy the ride..."
  • Socialism Failed Miserably For The American Pilgrims, Just Like It Does Everywhere

    12/03/2020 3:35:53 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | NOVEMBER 24, 2020 | Helen Raleigh
    Private property rights and personal responsibility saved the Plymouth colony from the edge of extinction and laid the economic foundation for a free and prosperous nation. It is widely known that the early Pilgrims came to the New World to escape religious persecution. What is lesser known is that their spiritual adventure was also a commercial enterprise. Today’s self-identified democratic socialists like to claim real socialism has never been tried in America, but they need to brush up on their history. The Pilgrims did try it — and it failed. In the early 17th century, King James I chartered a...
  • The Plymouth Hero You Should Really Be Thankful for This Thanksgiving

    11/26/2020 7:47:42 AM PST · by Ge0ffrey · 18 replies
    The Smithsonian ^ | November 21, 2016 | John Hanc
    Almost everything we know about the first Thanksgiving in 1621 is based on a few lines from a letter. "Our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together, after we had gathered the fruits of our labors; they four in one day killed as much fowl, as with a little help beside, served the Company almost a week, at which time amongst other Recreations, we exercised our Arms, many of the Indians coming amongst us, and amongst the rest their greatest king Massasoit, with some ninety men,...
  • How the 'radical left' canceled the Pilgrims: Senator Tom Cotton says US ignored the 400th anniversary of The Mayflower's arrival because [trunc]

    11/21/2020 8:36:14 PM PST · by blueplum · 27 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Karen Ruiz
    Full title: How the 'radical left' canceled the Pilgrims: Senator Tom Cotton says US ignored the 400th anniversary of The Mayflower's arrival because of the 'charlatans' at the 1619 Project who want to 'rewrite history' November 21, 2020 is the 400th anniversary of the day the Mayflower arrived at what we now know as Plymouth, Massachusetts. The event is arguably the most important date in American history, marking the day the first Pilgrims came onto America's shores to establish the 13 Colonies/ Celebrations commemorating the event were postponed or canceled earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. But the...
  • 1622: Not quite Squanto (Tisquantum), Pilgrim befriender

    05/31/2020 9:02:14 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 7 replies ^ | May 31, 2010 | Headsman
    On this date in 1622, or very close to it, the Patuxet Native American Tisquantum (better known as Squanto) was about to be yielded by Plymouth Colony Governor William Bradford to Wampanoag chief Massasoit for immediate execution … when the unannounced appearance of a strange ship fortuitously saved him. Squanto is most famous as the Indian godsend who saved the Mayflower Pilgrims at the Plymouth Bay colony from starvation by teaching those pious wayfarers how to live off the land in the New World. In that capacity, he made possible (and participated in) the “First Thanksgiving” harvest gorger in 1621...
  • Man Doing DIY Discovers 120-Year-Old Tunnel Underneath His Home

    05/07/2020 8:17:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    WalesOnline ^ | 5/5 | Jillian MacMath
    He believes it had been closed up for more than 50 yearsA man who drilled a hole in his wall was stunned to find a secret 120-year-old tunnel underneath his house. Jake Brown was doing some work at his newly bought home when he realised that one wall had different textures. He inspected further and made an opening big enough to get his head through to take another look. To his shock, Jake discovered there was a huge area underneath his home in Plymouth, Devon, so he opened it up to investigate. Inside the tunnel he discovered items including paint...

    11/28/2019 7:00:56 AM PST · by bitt · 19 replies ^ | November 24, 2015 | Eric Metaxas
    The story of how the Pilgrims arrived at our shores on the Mayflower—and how a friendly Patuxet native named Squanto showed them how to plant corn, using fish as fertilizer—is well-known. But Squanto’s full story is not, as National Geographic’s new Thanksgiving miniseries, “Saints & Strangers,” shows. That might be because some details of Squanto’s life are in dispute. The important ones are not, however. His story is astonishing, even raising profound questions about God’s role in American history. Every Thanksgiving we remember that, to escape religious persecution, the Pilgrims sailed to the New World, landing at Plymouth Rock in...
  • Kevin Hart bought something blue for his birthday - a custom 1970 Plymouth 'Cuda

    07/09/2019 9:37:33 PM PDT · by ETL · 24 replies ^ | July 10, 2019 | Gary Gastelu | Fox News
    Kevin Hart bought himself a birthday present fitting of a movie star. A movie car. The actor/comedian picked up a famous custom 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda to celebrate turning 40 on July 6. The blue hardtop was built by Speedkore Performance Group and appeared in “The Fate of the Furious” with several of the company’s other creations. The two-door has been heavily modified with “shaved” styling, carbon fiber body parts, a modern supercharged 6.4-liter Hemi V8 tuned to produce 720 hp, a lowered suspension, high performance wheels with foot-wide rear tires and a fully updated interior. It’s nicknamed “Menace” and was...
  • Rusty Plymouth Superbird on Craigslist could be someone's $250,000 golden egg

    06/23/2019 11:49:46 AM PDT · by ETL · 70 replies ^ | June 23, 2019 | Gary Gastelu | Fox News
    It’s a 1970 Plymouth Superbird that could be would be worth $250,000 or more if it were in great shape, which it very much isn’t. The rusted-out Nascar special gained attention on due to its rarity.It’s one of about 300 that were equipped with a 440 six-barrel V8 and a four-speed manual transmission. The seller says that the engine shows 48,000 miles and is original, but had the factory carburetor setup replaced with a dual quad unit at some point. The ‘Bird’s B-5 blue paint and white interior combination make it even more uncommon, but the fact that its...
  • Abandoned rare 1969 Plymouth GTX muscle car being auctioned by police

    06/05/2019 8:45:24 PM PDT · by ETL · 80 replies ^ | June 5, 2019 | Gary Gastelu | Fox News
    The 1969 GTX Convertible was found on an abandoned property near Traverse City, reportedly after the death of its owner, and it appears to have been sitting there for years. The red two-door is one of 362 like it that were built that year with a 440 V8 and automatic transmission, and it has just 20,269 miles on its odometer. No one has tried to start it, but the owner of Bingham Body and Towing, where it is currently located, told Fox News Autos that he knows a mechanic that worked on it about a decade ago and said it was...
  • Rare Plymouth Hemi Cuda muscle car sold for nearly $2 million

    05/18/2019 7:52:55 PM PDT · by ETL · 62 replies ^ | May 18, 2019 | Gary Gastelu | Fox News
    Just 14 Hemi Cuda convertibles were built in 1970, and the Lemon Twist yellow example is one of three that were delivered to our northern neighbor. The fully restored car is powered by a 426/425 V8 that breathes through an iconic Shaker hood scoop and sends its power to the rear wheels through a 4-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission. Those wheels are steel and painted yellow for added visual impact, while the interior is a subdued saddle tan, but the high bid was an eye-popper at $1,980,000 (which is $2,700,000 Canadian, if you must know.)That makes it among the most expensive Hemi...
  • YouTube vid: 1969 Plymouth GTX (11 min)

    03/02/2019 1:01:16 PM PST · by ETL · 48 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sept 2017
    This video is from 2017. It was meant to try to sell the car. I'm posting it because I really like the car. I'm sure it's sold by now.
  • The Pilgrims May Not Be Who You Think They Were: An Interview with Jay Milbrandt

    11/18/2018 5:32:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Bible Gateway Blog ^ | November 2, 2017 | Jonathan Petersen
    Do you see the Pilgrims as folksy people in funny hats? The true story of the Pilgrims’ great journey to America was one of courageous faith, daring escape, and tenuous survival. Theirs is the story of refugees who fled intense religious persecution. Bible Gateway interviewed Jay Milbrandt (@JayMilbrandt) about his book, They Came for Freedom: The Forgotten, Epic Adventure of the Pilgrims (Thomas Nelson, 2017).As a lawyer and historian, how have you joined those two elements in writing this book?Jay Milbrandt: A lawyer is a storyteller. It’s our job to understand and explain the facts. I see my role as...
  • Two 1970 Plymouth Superbirds parked for over 30 years could be worth $500,000

    09/29/2018 6:57:49 AM PDT · by ETL · 162 replies ^ | Sept 20, 2018 | Gary Gastelu | Fox News
    Sometimes a bird in the hand will get you two in the bush. And by “bush” I mean garage. An Ebay seller is currently auctioning a pair of 1970 Plymouth Superbirds that were stored for over 30 years until he purchased them after a chance meeting last month. He’d just paid $187,000 for another one of the iconic muscle cars at a car auction in Maine when someone sidled up to him and told him about his secret stash. Within days, he’d bought the pair for an undisclosed amount and dug them out of the cluttered, dusty garage they’d been...
  • Do you know which former U.S. president was born on July 4?

    07/04/2005 10:28:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 3,447+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | Nicholas Hrkman
    •President Calvin Coolidge was born in Plymouth, Vt., on July 4, 1872. He is the only president born on July 4; however, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe all died on the Fourth of July. •One lucky Philadelphian purchased a $4 picture at a flea market. Behind the picture was an original 1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence. It was sold to TV producer Norman Lear for $8.1 million. •After the war, King George III rationalized that Washington would become a dictator and make the Americans yearn for royal rule. When he was told that Washington planned to...