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  • THE TRUTH ABOUT WESTERN 'COLONIALISM': How the misuse of a term legitimizes the jihadist myth

    07/27/2015 8:12:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/27/2015 | Bruce Thronton
    Language is the first casualty of wars over foreign policy. To paraphrase Thucydides, during ideological conflict, words have to change their ordinary meaning and to take that which is now given them. One word that has been central to our foreign policy for over a century is “colonialism.” Rather than describing a historical phenomenon––with all the complexity, mixture of good and evil, and conflicting motives found on every page of history––“colonialism” is now an ideological artifact that functions as a crude epithet. As a result, our foreign policy decisions are deformed by self-loathing and guilt eagerly exploited by our adversaries....
  • 100-Year-Old Lessons Discovered On Chalkboards At Oklahoma School

    06/14/2015 10:13:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Here & Now ^ | Sherry Read
    At an Oklahoma City high school last week, what started out as a routine job for contractors – switching out chalkboards for whiteboards – unearthed some incredible pieces of history: hidden chalkboards with lessons from 1917 almost perfectly preserved. Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks with Sherry Read, a math teacher at Emerson High School, where the chalkboards were discovered. Interview Highlights: Sherry Read On her reaction to seeing the chalkboards “It was just incredible. The drawings are pristine. They look like they were drawn yesterday. And just look at the beautiful colors, and the math work that was on...
  • Haunting chalkboard drawings, frozen in time for 100 years, discovered in Oklahoma school

    06/07/2015 10:54:36 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 153 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 6, 2015 | Elahe Izadi
    Teachers and students scribbled the lessons — multiplication tables, pilgrim history, how to be clean — nearly 100 years ago. And they haven’t been touched since. This week, contractors removing old chalkboards at Emerson High School in Oklahoma City made a startling discovery: Underneath them rested another set of chalkboards, untouched since 1917. “The penmanship blows me away, because you don’t see a lot of that anymore,” Emerson High School Principal Sherry Kishore told the Oklahoman. “Some of the handwriting in some of these rooms is beautiful.”
  • UN Inspectors find Mustard Gas Shells

    12/04/2002 12:53:24 PM PST · by rumrunner · 129 replies · 2,040+ views
    AP | 12/05/2002
    Demetrius Perricos, who is leading one of the U.N. inspection teams in Iraq, said Wednesday his team of international arms experts secured about a dozen Iraqi artillery shells containing the mustard liquid agent.
  • Historical World War I PHOTO: Harley Davidson Motorcycle with Mounted Machine-Gun

    08/04/2013 12:33:23 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 47 replies
    Retronaut ^ | (est. 1917) World War I | Retronaut
    In 1917, the United States entered World War I and the military demanded motorcycles for the war effort. Harleys had already been used by the military in the Pancho Villa Expedition, but World War I was the first time the motorcycle had been adopted for combat service. Harley-Davidson provided about 15,000 machines to the military forces during World War I. - Wikipedia
  • School: Sorry About Hammer & Sickle (HS Marching Band Commemorates Communist Revolution)

    09/25/2012 5:26:24 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/25/2012 | Todd Starnes
    A Pennsylvania school district has apologized and made significant changes to a high school marching band’s halftime show that commemorated the Russian Revolution with red flags, military-style outfits and giant hammers and sickles. The New Oxford High School Marching band’s show will no longer be called “St. Petersburg: 1917″ and the performance will no longer include the hammers and sickles, according to a statement from Rebecca Harbaugh, the superintendent for the Conewago Valley School District.
  • The New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia: Their Significance for People in the West [Cath-Orth]

    07/17/2012 5:38:48 AM PDT · by annalex · 47 replies ^ | Feb 24th, 2012 | Sophia Moshura
    The New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia: Their Significance for People in the West Sophia Moshura   Feb 24th, 2012 // Why do Orthodox Americans, French, Swedes, and those outside Russia need to revere the New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia? It is clear what they did for Russia, but why are the Russian New Martyrs so significant for people in the West? Why should we pray to them? “PravMir” asked several people to respond to these questions.Father Andrew Phillips, Rector of St. John the Wonderworker Orthodox Church in Colchester, England:First of all, the New Martyrs and Confessors are multinational,...
  • The NAACP's Red Roots

    07/16/2009 11:51:38 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies · 458+ views ^ | June 26, 2000
    Black radical WEB DuBois, who later joined the Communist Party, was the organization's first director of publicity and research, as well as editor of the group's monthly publication The Osiris. This publication gave DuBois an excellent outlet from which to pour forth all manner of racial invective against whites, supposedly in the name of "promoting equality." .... DuBois was known to have "hailed the Russian Revolution of 1917" and he travelled to the Soviet Union in 1926 and 1936. He especially liked 'the racial attitudes of the Communists'." In 1922 the NAACP started to receive grants from the Garland Fund,...
  • Did Woodrow Wilson praise the Bolshevik Revolution?

    03/03/2012 9:06:24 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 21 replies
    In Wilson's War Message to Congress on 2 April, 1917, Woodrow Wilson said the following: A steadfast concert for peace can never be maintained except by a partnership of democratic nations. No autocratic government could be trusted to keep faith within it or observe its covenants. It must be a league of honour, a partnership of opinion. Intrigue would eat its vitals away; the plottings of inner circles who could plan what they would and render account to no one would be a corruption seated at its very heart. Only free peoples can hold their purpose and their honour steady...
  • Thousands of Protesters Fill NYC's Times Square

    10/16/2011 6:22:52 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 73 replies & AP ^ | 10/16/11 | CHRIS HAWLEY
    NEW YORK - Thousands of demonstrators protesting corporate greed filled Times Square on Saturday night, mixing with gawkers, Broadway showgoers, tourists and police to create a chaotic scene in the midst of Manhattan. "Banks got bailed out, we got sold out!" protesters chanted from within police barricades. Police, some in riot gear and mounted on horses, tried to push them out of the square and onto the sidewalks in an attempt to funnel the crowds away. Sandy Peterson of Salt Lake City, who was in Times Square after seeing "The Book of Mormon" musical on Broadway, got caught up in...
  • April 9th: Vimy Ridge Day

    04/08/2011 10:14:04 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 4 replies
    Whitecourt Star ^ | Ann Harvey
    'Ninety-five years ago Canadian soldiers gave their lives to capture Vimy Ridge, a well-fortified and repeated assaulted fortification on the Western Front of the First World War. It was a turning point for both the Allies and Canada, with some saying its pain and loss was signalled Canada's birth as a nation.'
  • Covert Propaganda, War, Journalists, Etc.

    01/11/2005 3:21:34 PM PST · by youngtory · 3 replies · 303+ views
    LaShawn Barber's Corner ^ | January 11, 2005 | LaShawn Barber
    Covert Propaganda, War, Journalists, Etc. In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson wanted to generate support from the isolationist camp to intervene in the war in Europe. According to various sources, including PBS, he formed the Committee on Public Information, also known as the “Creel Commission,” to spread anti-German sentiment. Wilson hired a “muckraking” journalist named George Creel to push official and pro-war information, and history shows he was successful, although many supported the war on principle, as well. (See Cartooning for Victory and Four Minute Men: Volunteer Speeches During World War I — Are the sources biased? Probably, but as long...
  • Lenin On America Part 3:The agrarian Question in Russia in the close of the nineteenth century

    08/16/2009 11:34:43 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 5 replies · 591+ views
    Mainestategop ^ | 1918 | V Lenin
    For the next several days, I will publish letters and Essays by Vladamir Lenin On the United States. Examine Bolshevik views on the US way of life and free market. I hope you all find it very interestingEXCERPT The two ways I have indicated of "solving" the agrarian question in developing bourgeois Russia correspond to the two paths of development of capitalism in agriculture. I call these two paths the Prussian and the American paths. The characteristic feature of the first is that medieval relations in landowning are not liquidated at one stroke, but are gradually adapted to capitalism, which...
  • 1917, Redux?

    01/01/2009 3:53:03 PM PST · by obamaisandrogynous · 23 replies · 1,066+ views
    Republican Liberty Caucus ^ | 1/1/2009 | Publicola
    Was 2007 the best year for socialism since 1917? The Guardian, the leftist, daily newspaper, based in the U.K., has reported as much. Investment banks, like Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch, failed. Wall Street took a precipitous dip, dropping by close to 40 percent, enraging middle class investors, whose 401K plans were threatened enough for them to vote, against common sense, for an avowed Marxist, Barack Hussein Obama, Jr., a man with no accomplisments in life, save for getting elected, through ever more politically correct manipulations of the electoral system. But the rage hasn’t amounted to a revolution — yet....
  • Texans haven't impeached a governor since 1917

    09/01/2007 3:04:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies · 2,549+ views
    Lubbock Online ^ | September 1, 2007 | Dave McNeely
    Even though he didn't get a majority for re-election last year, Gov. Rick Perry's 39 percent was ahead of everybody else. And so he's now in a term that lasts into 2011. In the eyes of some of his detractors in the blogosphere, that's too long. Political activist Linda Curtis has started a website calling on legislators in 2009 to impeach the governor ( That's a pretty rash idea. But since Texas doesn't allow for recall elections, like the one that nailed California Democratic Gov. Gray Davis in 2003, Texans' only way to toss Perry out before the 2010 election...
  • White House Trains Efforts on Media Leaks. Sources, Reporters Could Be Prosecuted

    03/04/2006 9:27:25 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 104 replies · 2,619+ views
    WP ^ | march 5, 2006 | Dan Eggen
    The Bush administration, seeking to limit leaks of classified information, has launched initiatives targeting journalists and their possible government sources. The efforts include several FBI probes, a polygraph investigation inside the CIA and a warning from the Justice Department that reporters could be prosecuted under espionage laws. In recent weeks, dozens of employees at the CIA, the National Security Agency and other intelligence agencies have been interviewed by agents from the FBI's Washington field office, who are investigating possible leaks that led to reports about secret CIA prisons and the NSA's warrantless domestic surveillance program, according to law enforcement and...
  • Vatican's Evolutionists

    01/21/2006 7:53:08 PM PST · by Marianland · 33 replies · 991+ views ^ | 01/20/2006 | Rafael Brom
    Vatican's Evolutionists By Rafael Brom Catholics should wonder why Vatican constanly issuing a stout defence of Charles Darwin's Fraudulent Communist Religion "Theory of Evolution". Now we have Vatican's high ranked Cardinal claiming that the Genesis description of how God created the universe and Darwin's theory of evolution were "perfectly compatible" if the Bible were read correctly. Looks like that 150 million martyrs who were tortured and killed by communists since 1917 in the name of "Theory of Evolution" did not read their Bible correctly. I am sure that Vatican's Evolutionists will one day declare St. Peter as the First Communist...
  • Russian noble descendants seek restitution

    11/25/2005 8:14:09 PM PST · by ncountylee · 1 replies · 356+ views
    UPI ^ | 11/25/2005
    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The descendants of Russian aristocratic families who lost their property in the 1917 Revolution are pushing for restitution. Andrei Sorokin, a lawyer and deputy head of the St. Petersburg branch of the Russian Imperial Union-Order, proposed at a conference this week that the state introduce a type of bond called a restitution certificate to be the vehicle for compensation, the St. Petersburg Times reported. "The experience of post-communist countries in Eastern Europe and the Baltic region shows that restitution can take different forms, and doesn't necessarily mean the physical return of lost properties,"...
  • Virgin Mary Child Dies (Lucia of Fatima)

    02/13/2005 3:46:33 PM PST · by Cincinnatus · 177 replies · 7,380+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | Feb 13, 2005 | unknown
    Sister Lucia Marto, the last of three children who claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary in a series of 1917 apparitions, has died, Portuguese media reported today. She was 97.
  • Beyond the Pale

    09/27/2004 9:13:15 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 3 replies · 573+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | September 27, 2004 | Ted Belman
    The world has decided that the territories are beyond the pale for the Jews. In a crash course on Jewish literacy, dealing with the Pale of Settlement published by we learn "From 1791 until 1915, the Jews living in Eastern Europe were confined by the Czars of Russia -- starting with Catherine the Great -- to an area known as the "Pale of Settlement" (meaning "borders of settlement"). "Jews were specifically expelled from Moscow and St. Petersburg and forced into the Pale. Later they were also expelled from rural areas within the Pale and forced to live only in...
  • The Man Without a Country

    02/28/2004 10:08:21 PM PST · by · 8 replies · 330+ views
    EastOfTheWeb ^ | 1917 | Edward Everett Hale
    The Man Without a Country By Edward Everett Hale (1917) I suppose that very few casual readers of the New York Herald of August 13th observed, in an obscure corner, among the "Deaths", the announcement: NOLAN. Died, on board U.S. Corvelette Levant, Lat. 2 deg; 11" S., Long. 131 deg; W., on the 11th of May, Philip Nolan. I happened to observe it, because I was stranded at the old Mission-House in Mackinac, waiting for a Lake Superior steamer which did not choose to come, and I was devouring, to the very stubble, all the current literature I could...