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  • Why Yemen is Dying & Oman is Booming

    04/13/2024 2:03:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    .....makes modern Oman the oldest 11:45 continuously independent state in the 11:47 Arab world today having remained largely 11:49 independent ever since then right up 11:51 until the modern day from there the 11:53 omanis utilized their centuries of 11:55 previous ship and trade experience and 11:56 everything they learned from the 11:57 Portuguese to then pursue the Portuguese 11:59 Empire across the rest of the Indian 12:01 Ocean and in the process the omanis 12:03 created a vast Maritime Empire of their 12:06....
  • South Africa's Slow, Inevitable March Towards Collapse

    04/11/2024 3:38:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 70 replies
    For a moment, there was so much hope. 0:04 Apartheid was over. 0:05 South Africa had, for decades, essentially operated as two different nations superimposed 0:10 on the same landscape. 0:12 There was the white nation—wealthy and westernized—boasting a similar, if not higher standard of living 0:18 to that of Europe due to its similarly strong and diversified economy. 0:22 Then there was the black nation—impoverished and excluded from that wealthier white nation 0:27 by a legally enshrined system of segregation. 0:30 It felt like Europeans had just built an insular outpost in Africa—that’s to say, it felt 0:36 like...
  • The History of the Gypsies (Roma)

    04/11/2024 3:28:01 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 42 replies
    Description: Known across the world by many names such as: "Gypsies", "Roma", "Romani", "Sinti", etc... ; the Gypsies played a crucial role in the development of the Balkans & the history of many of the countries that inhabit the region today such as: Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Greece, Bosnia, Albania, Macedonia, and many others outside of the region. Yet, when talking about history, very rarely are the Roma mentioned or talked about. In this video we go over the origin of the Roma in India, their migration across the Silk Road and into the Balkans, their life in the Balkans...
  • Cruise passenger who jumped to death from ship ID’d as Florida resident who argued with dad before leap

    04/10/2024 11:53:47 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/10/2024 | Alyssa Guzman
    The 20-year-old passenger who jumped off a Royal Caribbean cruise last week after an argument with his dad has been identified as a former high school football player and avid hunter living in Florida. Levion Parker, of North Port, Florida, has been missing since he jumped overboard April 4 in front of his brother and father on the cruise to Cuba and the Bahamas’ Grand Inagua Island, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday. The release of his identity comes shortly after the Coast Guard called off its search for Parker. Social media posts show Parker often went on hunting...
  • New audiobook release: The Life of Frederick William von Steuben

    The Life of Frederick William Von Steuben: Major General in the Revolutionary Army - tells the story of Baron Steuben, who had been an officer in the Prussian army. Considered one of the fathers of the United States Army, he had a leading role in improving the Continental Army during the American Revolution and turning them into a professional fighting force. https://librivox.org/the-life-of-frederick-william-von-steuben-by-friedrich-kapp/
  • Europe's North Korea

    04/09/2024 4:28:59 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Imperial ^ | 10/1/24
    This is a video about the Socialist People's Republic of Albania, a state that lasted for half a century and epitomised an isolationist and quasi-xenophobic foreign policy. While today Albania is open to the world and nominally democratic, despite its issues with corruption, in the mid to late 20th century it was ruled by a paranoid tyrant akin only to North Korea's Kim Il Sung - this video intends to shed some light on this relatively unknown period of European history and specifically the life and disposition of one of the most brutal dictators Europe has ever seen. There's so...
  • AUKUS Partners Consider Cooperation With Japan

    04/09/2024 2:26:36 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 3 replies
    Dept. of Defense News ^ | April 8, 2024 | David Vergun
    The U.S., Australia and the United Kingdom, members of the AUKUS partnership, are considering cooperation with Japan on advanced capabilities projects. An aim of AUKUS is identifying the optimal pathway for Australia to acquire conventionally armed, nuclear-powered submarine capability, as well as cooperation on a range of other advanced defense technologies. Japan is being considered because of its strengths and its close defense partnership with all three countries, said Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary Sabrina Singh, who held a press conference today. Singh noted that this was announced in a joint statement by the three nation's defense leaders: Secretary of Defense...
  • Mom faces 55 years behind bars for 98 mph crash that killed her 3-year-old girl: ‘Steering a missile down the road

    04/08/2024 8:13:58 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/08/2024 | Yaron Steinbuch
    A Maryland mom faces up to 55 years behind bars for killing her 3-year-old daughter in a crash while driving at almost 100 mph – in what prosecutors described as “steering a missile down the road in the middle of rush hour.” DanShell Evon, 38, was recorded driving her three kids at 98 mph — well over twice the speed limit — seconds before her 2015 Kia Optima slammed into a Ford F-150 truck in Silver Spring in May 2022, WJLA reported. The mom and her two 13-year-old children suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the horrific wreck, as did two adults...
  • Wyatt Earp speaks on gunfighting on the frontier Narration by Steve Berwick

    04/07/2024 2:41:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Wild West Faces ^ | 7/8/23 | Wyatt Earp and Steve Berwick
    Picture yourself sitting around the campfire as you listen to Wyatt Earp tell stirring tales of gunfighting and survival in the old west, he speaks of the rough and tough frontier towns where the only thing standing between law and order and anarchy was a man with a tin badge and a six-shooter. Wyatt gives his thoughts on Wild Bill Hickok and his calm cool deamenor in any situation, on gun play and gunfights of other famous gunslingers. This fascinating candid interview was given when Wyatt was a consultant for the early western films of the 1920s, as he neared...
  • Powerball winner Edwin Castro’s $25.5M Hollywood mansion narrowly avoided landslide: images

    04/06/2024 10:45:32 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Nypost ^ | 04/06/2024 | Olivia Land
    Is it all downhill from here? Powerball lottery winner Edwin Castro’s West Hollywood manse was narrowly missed by a landslide this week, aerial images showed — as the crumbling hillside buried half a neighboring home in dirt. Castro’s $25.5 million sprawl was just feet away from the landslide that crashed through the tony Hollywood Hills neighborhood following this week’s storm, according to images obtained by the US Sun.
  • Don't Blame Me - What's Causing Negative Gas Prices In The Permian And How Long Will They Last?

    04/05/2024 3:28:18 PM PDT · by linMcHlp · 15 replies
    RBN Energy, LLC - Daily Blog ^ | 03/28/2024 | Lindsay Schneider
    At first glance, nothing extraordinary jumps out about what’s happening in the Permian to depress Waha prices. Permian supply is in line with or lower than where it has been all winter, except for during the mid-January freeze-offs.Is it pipeline maintenance? Weirdly low demand?We’ve dug into it and determined that no single driving factor or event is to blame for the recent run of negative prices.Instead, it’s a combination of low demand (both within the basin and without), as well as pipeline work along several key routes, including El Paso Natural Gas (EPNG) and some of the newer greenfield pipelines...
  • MASS PSYCHOSIS - How an Entire Population Becomes MENTALLY ILL

    04/02/2024 8:16:50 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    After Skool ^ | 3/8/21
    This video was made in collaboration with Academy of Ideas. They create videos explaining the ideas of history's great thinkers in order to help supply the world with more knowledge, to empower the individual, and to promote freedom. Please check out their youtube channel for more brilliant content. / academyofideas or visit their website to learn more https://academyofideas.com/ In this video we are going to explore the most dangerous of all psychic epidemics, the mass psychosis. A mass psychosis is an epidemic of madness and it occurs when a large portion of a society loses touch with reality and descends...
  • How Libya Built Brand-New Rivers Across the Sahara

    04/01/2024 4:09:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Real Life Lore ^ | 20/10/22
    Rehabilitating the dessert with ground water aquifer reserves, how it happened.
  • The Real Assassin's Creed: Deadliest Special Forces Of The Dark Ages

    03/30/2024 12:41:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    The Order of Assassins were the deadliest special forces of the Medieval world. They were masters of disguise and stealth, wielding psychological warfare as their greatest weapon. Originating in 11th-century Persia, the Assassins, led by Hassan-i Sabbah, targeted prominent figures, including Sunni leaders, employing tactics like stabbing with stilettos and slashing with concealed weapons. The Assassins successfully assassinated key figures, instilling fear and dread across the Middle East.
  • Failed NYC political candidate accused of sucker-punching woman records himself harassing strangers on TikTok

    03/28/2024 1:09:20 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 03/28/2024 | Jesse O’Neill
    The failed politician who was arrested for allegedly sucker-punching a 23-year-old woman in Manhattan on Monday has a penchant for documenting his harassment of women on his multiple TikTok accounts. Skiboky Stora, 40, of East New York, was charged with assault Wednesday in connection with a random Monday attack on Halley Kate Mcgookin after she recounted the incident to her more than a million TikTok followers. Stora, an aspiring rapper who unsuccessfully ran for mayor, governor and City Council over the past three years, appears to maintain ten different TikTok accounts, which were viewed by The Post and document his...
  • Black Confederate Soldiers

    03/27/2024 3:49:03 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 58 replies
    Forgotten History ^ | 27/3/24 | Bryan M. Rigg
    As many scholars emphasize, particularly in the study of historical subjects like the Civil War, nuances abound, and the narrative is seldom black or white. History's truth often resides in the gray zones, and this holds especially true for the complex society of the Confederate States of America Rather than a simple dichotomy of Blacks and Whites, the antebellum South witnessed a blend of races over two centuries leading up to the Civil War.
  • United States Coast Guard - Navigtion Rules and Regulations Handbook

    03/27/2024 11:42:36 AM PDT · by linMcHlp · 26 replies
    United States Coast Guard ^ | September 2020 | U.S.C.G.
    See the PDF file.
  • Baltimore Bridge Port Blockade Won't Trigger New Supply Chain Crisis, Experts Say

    03/27/2024 11:37:53 AM PDT · by linMcHlp · 22 replies
    Marine Link ^ | March 27, 2024 | Marine Link
    EXCERPTS: East Coast ports have invested billions of dollars over the past decade to expand capacity and while the temporary closure at Baltimore may add time and cost for some companies, economists do not expect a significant macroeconomic impact. The dockworkers are day laborers, said Scott Cowan, head of the International Longshoreman's Association Local 333 in Baltimore, meaning they only work when there is cargo to be moved. He estimated there might be about a week's work clearing the existing inventory at the port.
  • NYC police union head warns city council to skip funeral of slain Officer Jonathan Diller

    03/27/2024 8:04:25 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 03/27/2024 | Olivia Land and Georgett Roberts
    The New York City Sergeants Benevolent Association has warned city council members to skip slain Officer Jonathan Diller’s funeral this weekend – and accused them of being complicit in his death through their “twisted ideology” on policing. SBA President Vincent J. Vallelong wrote Wednesday that city council members who show up to the Saturday morning service would “shed a few crocodile tears” and use the event as a “good photo opportunity.” “The Council members who are vehemently and inexplicably against public safety are responsible for the carnage in the streets and the heartbreak brought about by PO Diller’s completely avoidable...
  • Teen driver charged in 122mph crash that killed mom, three kids seen admitting to speeding in prior crash

    03/27/2024 7:21:41 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | 03/27/2024 | Yaron Steinbuch
    A teen driver charged with killing a mom and three kids by racing through a red light at 112mph was involved in two other major crashes in suburban Seattle — with bodycam footage showing a cop telling him to “learn” his lesson after he admitted speeding during his first accident. Chase Jones, 18, has been booked on charges of vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, and reckless driving for the crash on Tuesday last week that killed mom Andrea Hudson, 38, and three of the kids she was driving around: Boyd Buster Brown, 12, and sisters Matilda Wilcoxson, 13, and Eloise Wilcoxson,...