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  • Russian author published in full at last (Boris Pasternak)

    02/17/2004 5:22:44 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 5 replies · 178+ views
    UPI ^ | 2-17-04
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- More than 40 years after his death, the entire works of Russian Nobel prize-winning novelist Boris Pasternak are to be published in his homeland. A full 11-volume edition of all of Pasternak's work, including his famous love poetry, will be published within the next year, according to a report on news.com.au. Pasternak is most famous for his massive novel "Doctor Zhivago," which was made into a motion picture starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie. The novel was finally published in Russia in 1988 as part of Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev's policy of glasnost, or openness....
  • During Cold War, CIA used ‘Doctor Zhivago’ as a tool to undermine Soviet Union

    04/07/2014 5:39:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 5, 2014 | Peter Finn and Petra Couvée
    A secret package arrived at CIA headquarters in January 1958. Inside were two rolls of film from British intelligence — pictures of the pages of a Russian-language novel titled “Doctor Zhivago.” The book, by poet Boris Pasternak, had been banned from publication in the Soviet Union. The British were suggesting that the CIA get copies of the novel behind the Iron Curtain. The idea immediately gained traction in Washington.
  • The Poni-Tails - Born Too Late (1958)

    03/12/2019 6:06:26 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/4/2010 | TheLimePopsicle
    The Poni-Tails - Born Too Late (1958)
  • Anniversary of a Fake News Classic by The New York Times

    01/05/2019 8:18:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2019 | Humberto Fontova
    “One Thousand Killed in 5 days of Fierce Street Fighting!” read a New York Times headline on Jan 4, 1959. The fake news headline dealt with the (utterly bogus) “battle” of Santa Clara in central Cuba where Ernesto “Che” Guevara earned much of his enduring (and totally bogus) martial fame. “Commander Che Guevara appealed to Batista troops for a truce to clear the streets of casualties,” continues the breathless The New York Times article. “Guevara turned the tide in this bloody battle and whipped a Batista force of 3,000 men!”A year later, Che’s own diaries revealed that his forces (which actually numbered...
  • #ThroughbackThursday: Betty Ann Edition

    03/08/2018 6:46:08 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 3-8-18 | MOTUS
    How fortuitous: it’s #ThroughbackThursday AND Betty Ann’s - aka Mello(ha!)LemonCello – birthday! So today’s post is a homage to a very good year, 1958.The Mad Men of Madison Avenue had some awesome product to hawk in those days. The cars from 1958 were, like our Betty Ann, creative, original, distinctive, spunky and colorful. What ever happened to that? Look around a parking lot today: all black, white or grey in a sea of similar looking boxes bearing different nameplates. Henry Ford might be surprised to find that 100 years hence we’re essentially back to his position that you can get...
  • 1958 Surplus Guns; Cheap for Good Reasons

    12/21/2016 5:24:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 45 replies
    ammoland ^ | 12 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    By Dean Weingarten The above ad is from 1958 Guns magazine(pdf).  In constant dollars, one dollar in 1958 would be worth about $8.36 today. Let’s see how the 1958 prices look in 2016 dollars.Total of prices listed for the four rifles, $41.76.  If you bought all four at once, they only cost $27.84 total. The equivalent in 2016 calculates at $232.74. These rifles were far from “excellent” or “like new”, which is why they were so cheap.Some excerpts from Group A, top to bottom: “All guns practically complete“, “You can see light through the bore”, “worn, but serviceable“, and ...
  • The Southern Poverty Law Center and Morris Dees

    12/05/2015 9:00:40 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/5/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    There are any number of liberal organizations that have fractured the rules of civility in order to advance the socialist agenda. Of these Obama aligned, leftist groups, none is more perverse in its grotesque slanders and misleading claims than the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The SPLC was founded in 1971 by Morris Dees, Julian Bond and Joseph Levin. According to his law partner Millard Fuller, Dees’ only interest was to make money, a lot of it, and he didn’t care how. As cases in point, in 1958 Dees served as the state campaign manager for McDonald Gallion, a segregationist...
  • Who holds the title of 'Greatest Mass Murderer in History?' (The winner is ....)

    09/17/2010 10:15:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/17/2010 | Rick Moran
    And the winner is... Mao Zedong, founder of the People's Republic of China, qualifies as the greatest mass murderer in world history, an expert who had unprecedented access to official Communist Party archives said yesterday.Speaking at The Independent Woodstock Literary Festival, Frank Dikötter, a Hong Kong-based historian, said he found that during the time that Mao was enforcing the Great Leap Forward in 1958, in an effort to catch up with the economy of the Western world, he was responsible for overseeing "one of the worst catastrophes the world has ever known".Mr Dikötter, who has been studying Chinese rural history...
  • Founder of today’s China killed 45 million of his own people(in 4 yrs)

    09/17/2010 5:04:29 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 48 replies
    Tibetan Review ^ | 09/05/10
    Founder of today’s China killed 45 million of his own people (TibetanReview.net, Sep05, 2010) Recently declassified Chinese Communist Party archives show that the Great Helmsman, Chairman Mao Tsetung's regime cased the greatest "man-made famine" the world has ever seen, reported the ANI news service Sep 3, citing a new publication from Hong Kong. Mao's Great Famine, by Frank Dikotter, Professor of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong, is reported to show that 45 million Chinese people were killed between 1958 and 1961. Chinese propaganda posters of the late 1950s show smiling young workers marching jubilantly towards unity under the...
  • Long range weather outlook for upcoming winter season

    09/18/2015 7:04:15 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 28 replies
    wgrz ^ | 9-18-2015
    The Climate Prediction Center Thursday released its late fall / early winter forecast for the United States.  This forecast includes the months of October, November and December. Graphics show Western New York is forecast to have a warmer, and drier than normal, period during these three months.  This seems to follow what can be typically expected during an El Nino event. During strong El Nino events like this year, warm waters in the tropical Pacific ocean cause a strengthening of the Pacific jet stream which tends keep cold air bottled up in Canada and an active strorm track across the Southern...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Teacher's Pet"(1958)

    11/23/2014 12:15:13 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | 1958 | George Seaton
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Paris Holiday"(1958)

    07/20/2014 12:30:51 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1958 | Gerd Oswald
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Vikings"(1958)

    11/10/2013 11:57:21 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 35 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1958 | Richard Fleischer
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Buccaneer"(1958)

    05/26/2013 12:02:10 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1958 | Cecil B. DeMille
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Man of the West"(1958)

    01/06/2013 4:04:43 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1958 | Anthony Mann
    This week's feature is a classic western featuring cinema great and conservative Republican actor Gary Cooper. It's great to see him and Steve McGarrett battling each other 10 years before Jack Lord ever said "Book 'em Danno."
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Big Country" (1958)

    12/09/2012 12:34:46 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 15 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1958 | Wm. Wyler
    Today's feature is one of my favorite epic westerns of all time. "The Big Country" features a terrific cast and perhaps the most memorable western score ever by Jerome Moross. Charlton Heston is terrific in an atypically, unheroic role for him. Wm. Wyler was so impressed with him he cast him as "Ben-Hur" the next year. The lovely Jean Simmons is fantastic as well as the beautiful and intelligent school marm whose ranch is the centerpiece of the feud. Of all Gregory Peck's leading ladies, she's the one he had the best chemistry with. The scene where they swap horror...
  • Debunking the Carter Ruck defence of British-Iraqi billionaire Nadhmi Auchi ( + REZKO et al)

    07/01/2009 11:09:45 AM PDT · by 1066AD · 11 replies · 346+ views
    Hawaii Free Press / WikiLeaks ^ | 5/29/2008 | Andrew Walden
    May 29, 2008 By Andrew Walden (Hawai'i Free Press) Nadhmi Auchi, seen here with the Governor of Illinois, Rob Blagojevich (middle) at a 2004 Chicago dinner in Auchi's honor arranged by Antonin Rezko (potentially, right)[1]. All three men have been convicted of corruption related charges (Auchi 2003, Rezko 2008, Blagojevich 2009).[2] “A British-Iraqi billionaire lent millions of dollars to Barack Obama's fundraiser (dual US-Syrian citizen Tony Rezko) just weeks before an imprudent land deal that has returned to haunt the presidential contender, an investigation by The Times discloses. The money transfer raises the question of whether funds from Nadhmi Auchi,...
  • Robert Welch's 1958 predictions about the U.S.-Video

    06/09/2010 11:13:23 PM PDT · by 51773photo · 21 replies · 64+ views
    Things that are going on today with the economy, and how the goverenmet is handling all of it, was specifically predicted back in 1958 by Robert Welch.
  • 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...
  • How Goldwater Won

    11/05/2008 11:04:55 AM PST · by Fiji Hill · 7 replies · 679+ views
    Human Events | November 24, 1958
    How Goldwater Won From special coverage in Arizona, HUMAN EVENTS is able to reconstruct the modus operandi of the Goldwater campaign. The young Senator's victory over his well-financed and backed opponent Governor Ernest McFarland, emerges as the outstanding exploit of the Republicans in an otherwise dreary election result. Goldwater ran on a thoroughly conservative platform and record, and in no way dodged issues or resorted to me-tooism or conpromises. He demonstrated that he was no coattail rider when he did not, as did others, cry to Ike [President Dwight D. Eisenhower] for help. In a state with a preponderant...