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  • WI: Record Rat Hunt in Wisconsin in 1957

    05/27/2016 10:38:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 40 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image of rattus norvegicus from youtube A close friend and mentor revealed details of a world record rat hunt that he accomplished in 1957.  It was casually mentioned, but as I showed interest, the details were clear and extraordinary.  In the 1950's, dumps were unregulated in Wisconsin.  It wasn't until the 1970's that sanitary regulations and increased affluence led to the end of dumps as breeding grounds for rats and other vermin.  Hunting rats at dumps was a common pastime.  I shot rats at dumps into the early 1970's. It helped keep the rat population down and increased hunting and...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Istanbul"(1957)

    01/18/2015 12:02:27 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1957 | Joseph Pevney
  • Man Buys Pickup for $75, Drives It for 38 Years Plus

    01/04/2015 4:53:02 PM PST · by upbeat5 · 135 replies
    Yahoo.Autos ^ | January 4, 2015 | Keith Griffin
    Normally when you buy a pickup you worry about things like depreciation, operating costs, and how long the truck is going to last. Not this guy — he more than got his moneys worth with this one. Back in 1976 when Bob Sportel was 24 he bought a used, rusting 1957 half-ton Chevy pickup for $75 because he needed a way to get to work. He just retired from his job after 38 years — driving the same truck. According to KARE-TV in Minnesota, Sportel originally tried to buy the truck for $50. His only “extravagance” as he puts it...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Witness for the Prosecution"(1957)

    01/12/2014 11:48:48 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 44 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1957 | Billy Wilder
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Night Passage" (1957)

    10/07/2012 1:55:18 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1957 | James Neilson The pick for this week's feature is "Night Passage". This 1957 western features decorated WWII vets and patriots Jimmy Stewart and Audie Murphy as brothers on the opposite sides of the law. I miss patriotic, pro-American actors like Stewart and Murphy. Also features, Hugh Beaumont(a/k/a Ward Cleaver, one of TV's best on-screen dads) as a railroad tycoon.
  • School 1957 vs 2011

    08/23/2012 3:16:04 PM PDT · by xp38 · 23 replies
    unknown | 2011 | unknown
    From Australia but it translates well to the US. Uni is short for university. Ute is a pickup truck. Scenario : Jack goes rabbit shooting before school, pulls into school parking lot with rifle in gun rack. 1957 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's rifle, goes to his car and gets his rifle & chats with Jack about guns. 2011 - School goes into lock down, Tactical Response called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his ute or gun again.. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers. Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight...
  • Watch- The Magic of Inflation: What $5.62 Bought in 1962

    07/24/2011 10:26:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies ^ | 7/24/11 | tvdays
    Ah yes, life is so much better under the Obama economy now.
  • Time Capsule: Mike Wallace hammers Margaret Sanger in 1957 interview

    12/03/2010 4:23:28 PM PST · by wagglebee · 32 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/3/10 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
      Mike Wallace interviews Margaret Sanger. December 3, 2010 ( - In 1957, an aging Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood and the international birth control movement, agreed to an interview with CBS News’ Mike Wallace. In stark contrast with the sympathetic reception Sanger could expect to receive today in a network television interview, Wallace hammered Sanger with difficult questions and caught her in contradictions, while Sanger squirmed, fidgeted, and denied statements she had made only a week earlier in pre-interview discussions with CBS staff.This fascinating and sometimes chilling interview with Sanger can be found at the website of the...
  • US midterms: essential reading for the budding Tea Party activist

    10/25/2010 10:39:07 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 18 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/25/2010 | Alex Spillius
    A cult 1957 novel that foresees a dystopian United States where the government seizes control has become required reading for conservatives and Tea Party activists. Sales of Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, the Russian-American philosopher and writer, have soared as fears have grown among Right-wingers that Barack Obama is driving the country towards European-style socialism. Sales in 2009 were 500,000+. Ayn Rand (1905-1982) Russian born and educated author of popular novels, espoused her philosophy of Objectivism, an extreme individualism. Her best known novels are We, the Living, (1936), The Fountainhead (1943), and Atlas Shrugged (1957). Leading conservative figures such as...
  • The 27th Day - Cold War science fiction film

    05/02/2010 1:35:46 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies · 818+ views
    The 27th Day is a 1957 Cold War science fiction B-movie. However, don’t let the B-movie label turn you off. I think it’s quite good. It features an intelligent script and good acting. It's difficult to find it on Region 1 DVD. However, it has recently been uploaded to YouTube. I don’t know how long it will be there before it gets yanked, so you may wish to download it. The screenplay is by John Mantley, who adapted it from his novel. It stars Gene Barry. The actor with the great voice who plays the alien is Arnold Moss. He...
  • Deadly Flu Strain Shipped Worldwide

    04/12/2005 10:17:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 62 replies · 1,498+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 13, 2005 | Rob Stein and Shankar Vedantam
    Officials Race to Destroy Samples A dangerous strain of the flu virus that caused a worldwide pandemic in 1957 was sent to thousands of laboratories in the United States and around the world, triggering a frantic effort to destroy the samples to prevent an outbreak, health officials revealed yesterday. Because the virus is easily transmitted from person to person and many people have no immunity to it, the discovery has raised alarm that it could cause another deadly pandemic if a laboratory worker became infected, officials said. As a result, health authorities were urgently working to make sure all samples...
  • NEGROES WITH GUNS - The story of how the 2nd Amendment prevented bloodshed in the 60's.

    09/03/2002 6:36:27 PM PDT · by vannrox · 61 replies · 1,969+ views
    Black Man with a Gun ^ | 12/29/01 12:22:27 | Dr. Michael S. Brown of Vancouver, WA
    FROM:Dr. Michael S. Brown of Vancouver, WA TOPIC:"NEGROES WITH GUNS" 12/29/01 12:22:27 The year was 1957. Monroe, North Carolina, was a rigidly segregated town where all levels of white society and government were dedicated to preserving the racial status quo. Blacks who dared to speak out were subject to brutal, sadistic violence. It was common practice for convoys of Ku Klux Klan members to drive through black neighborhoods shooting in all directions. A black physician who owned a nice brick house on a main road was a frequent target of racist anger. In the summer of 1957, a Klan...
  • Obama is a Generation Jones, not Boomer or Xer

    02/03/2008 8:44:02 PM PST · by Linda is Watching · 53 replies · 977+ views
    Newsweek ^ | February 11, 2008 | Jonathan Alter
    A generational struggle is underway. What's so unusual is it's taking place within a single generation [Obama] represents a new generation of leadership, even though technically he's part of the same generation as Hillary, the baby boomers. Here's where it gets a bit complicated. This tussle pits an Early Boomer vs. a Late Boomer, and the two cohorts have little in common... In the case of boomers—those born between 1946 and 1964—the whole frame is wrong. It's based on birthrates, not common cultural and political affinities... Worse, the Early Boomer sensibility gets all the attention. Five decades of newsmagazine boomer...
  • This Year In History: Judicial Power (The Little Rock Crisis-1957)

    10/05/2007 6:54:06 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 120+ views
    10/5/07 | Self
    After getting the Supreme Court of Earl Warren on its side, the NAACP legal team rolled from victory to victory including changing the bus seating rules in Montgomery, Alabama and integrating Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Martin Luther King was embarking on an economic boycott and civil disobedience path while the NAACP would continue its efforts in the federal court system to integrate southern educational institutions including the Meredith vs. Fair case involving the University of Mississippi. President Eisenhower and the GOP hoped that their intervention in the Little Rock case would keep northern black votes in the...
  • High-tech culture of Silicon Valley originally formed around radio

    09/30/2007 9:52:28 AM PDT · by Reeses · 19 replies · 146+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sunday, September 30, 2007 | Tom Abate, Chronicle Staff Writer
    They weren't out to make history, the eight young engineers who met secretly with investor Arthur Rock 50 years ago to form Silicon Valley's ancestral chip company, Fairchild Semiconductor. The men, among them future Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, mainly wanted to escape their brilliant but batty boss, William Shockley, who had just shared the 1956 Nobel Prize in physics for his role in the invention of the transistor. Shockley, who had started a company in Mountain View in 1955 to commercialize this breakthrough, had bullied and browbeaten his young engineering staff, whose numbers included future venture capitalist Eugene Kleiner, at...
  • Today In History:Judicial Power (Bayonets+Integration in Little Rock-September 25, 1957)

    09/25/2007 8:14:18 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 63+ views
    9/25/07 | Self
    A thousand soldiers ringed the Little Rock Central High School on Wednesday morning September 25, 1957. White students who wanted to go to class went in, but many stayed away. Major General Edwin Walker, commander of the troops, addressed students in the auditorium shortly after school began. General Walker said: "Those who interfere.....with the proper administration of the school will be removed by the soldiers...." An Army staff car (a station wagon with U.S. Army markings on its sides) came to the home of NAACP president Daisy Bates to take the nine students to school. They arrived at 9:22 AM....
  • This Year In History:Judicial Power (Little Rock September 23-24, 2007)

    09/24/2007 7:39:44 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 43+ views
    9/23/07 | Self
    Nine black students entered Little Rock Central High School on Monday September 23, 1957. They attended the first three periods of the school day before being removed at noon. One student told reporters: "nothing much happened." But outside a crowd of more than one thousand people erupted into acts of violence as police repeatedly pushed them back from the school. Windows at the school were broken. Two black reporters were attacked by the mob with cameras clicking and rolling. The Little Rock police had some help from Arkansas State Police but they left at noon (the same time the students...
  • This Year In History-Judicial Power (Little Rock-September 20-23, 1957)

    09/23/2007 3:26:50 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies · 45+ views
    9/23/07 | Self
    Federal District Judge Ronald Davies opened a contempt hearing on Friday morning September 20th, 1957 with four lawyers representing Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus putting up objections. But they failed to move Judge Davies and the lawyers walked out of the hearing in the middle of the day. The chairman of the Democrat Party in Arkansas put out a statement saying that Judge Davies and other federal courts had no right to question the judgement of Governor Faubus and National Guard leaders. Governor Faubus, who was not present at the hearing, told reporters "now begins the crucifixion." Later in the day...
  • This Year In History: Judicial Power (Little Rock September 15-16, 1957)

    09/16/2007 6:01:24 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 103+ views
    9/16/07 | Self
    On Sunday September 15th Governor Faubus put out the word that he had made proposals to President Eisenhower and that the National Guard would remain at the school for now. The crowds of pro-segregationists began to dwindle the week of Monday September 16th. The whole controversy brought national news media to the scene including the developing network television news operations. NBC sent John Chancellor from Chicago to report live from in front of the school. Meanwhile CBS had Howard K. Smith, who has just come back from London to head up its Washington bureau. Live transmissions were by long-distance phone...
  • Today In History:Judicial Power (Little Rock September 10-14, 1957)

    09/14/2007 8:29:20 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 86+ views
    9/14/07 | Self
    With Federal District Judge Ronald Davies moving for an injunction against Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus the burden of enforcing any injunction would fall on the Eisenhower Administration. President Eisenhower later spoke of his regret in making Earl Warren Chief Justice of the Supreme Court but for now it was his job and the job of his Attorney General Herbert Brownell to enforce desegregation of schools. There was political gain for the Republican Party with a majority of black votes going to Eisenhower in 1956. Democrat Congressman Brooks Hays of Arkansas was acting as an intermediary between the president and the...