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  • Christmas 1917: Celebrations Were Subdued as Young Montanans Marched off to War

    12/25/2017 2:57:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Independent Herald ^ | Dec 25, 2017 | Lorna Thackeray
    Many Yellowstone County homes had empty chairs at the table on Christmas Day 100 years ago. Mrs. C.M. Wright, a widow living at 3324 First Ave. S., already had three sons serving in World War I. A fourth was eager to enlist as soon as he came of age. Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Shoemaker, owners of Billings Automobile Warehouse and Service Co., returned to Billings in early December after bidding their son Lt. Shoemaker goodbye as he sailed from New York toward France. Sons were celebrating the holiday in Army training camps and on Navy ships or in cold and...
  • Comey: DOJ ‘Worried’ Law Criminalizing Gross Negligence in Handling Classified Material Is…[tr]

    07/08/2016 7:52:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 7, 2016 | 2:03 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    FBI Director James Comey told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Thursday that he thinks the Justice Department is worried that the 1917 law criminalizing gross negligence in handling classified material is “invalid” and “would be challenged on constitutional grounds, which is why they’ve used it extraordinarily sparingly in the decades.” […] “Do you believe that since the Department of Justice hasn’t used the statute Congress passed, it’s invalid?” (Tim) Walberg asked. “No, I think they’re worried that it’s invalid, that it would be challenged on constitutional grounds, which is why they’ve used it extraordinarily sparingly in the decades,”...
  • The Original Nakba: The Division of “TransJordan”

    08/28/2017 7:25:02 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | August 27, 2017 | Paul Gherkin
    {Originally posted to the author’s FirstOne Through website}This year marks 100 years since the Balfour Declaration on November 2, 1917 which endorsed “the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish People.” The declaration became the basis for the League of Nations (precursor to the United Nations) to endorse the Palestine Mandate which clearly articulated the history and rights of Jews to a reconstituted national homeland in the area now commonly thought of as Gaza, Israel, the West Bank and Jordan.Advertisement  Article 25 of the Mandate allowed the administrator (Britain) to change the contours of the reestablished...
  • Russia, "Ssh! Don't mention the revolution!"

    08/11/2017 7:48:50 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 15 replies
    Chatham House ^ | 2017 | Konstantin von Eggert
    Vladimir Putin’s Russia is a country in which history plays a pivotal role in maintaining the legitimacy of the political regime. Putin sees himself as a leader that has given the Russians back their sense of pride. Ever since becoming president in 2000 he has been hard at work at whitewashing the Soviet period of Russian history and creating an uninterrupted narrative linking the Romanov Empire, the USSR and modern Russia. Not unlike the official French version of history, Putin’s Russian story is all about greatness – but with a twist. While France with all its respect for l’etat still...
  • How Lenin’s Bolsheviks Brought Communism to Russia

    04/10/2017 3:45:06 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 12 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 10, 2017 | Leo Timm
    All throughout 1917, the toils of war and cascading revolutionary activity overturned the Russian Czarist government and established the left-leaning but democratically principled Provisional Government. The new authorities made preparations to hold elections. For the many political philosophies and groups then existing in Russian intelligentsia, it was an exciting prospect. In March 1917, Czar Nicholas II was deposed and forced to abdicate following major bloodshed in St. Petersburg, then the capital of the Russian Empire. But the vast nation, containing many different cultures and races across about 20 percent of the world’s land area, had never been a democracy and...
  • 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...