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  • 100 years later, remembering the crucible called World War I

    06/28/2014 7:33:17 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    la times ^ | 6-28-14 | Henry Chu
    The shot that changed the world rang out on a sunny summer's morning in Southeastern Europe. No one knew then that the assassin's bullet would spell the death not just of an Austrian aristocrat but the entire global order, with four empires and millions of lives lost in a conflict on a scale never before seen.. Exactly 100 years ago Saturday, Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian empire, and his wife, Sophie, were shot at close range by a young Serbian nationalist on the streets of Sarajevo. The assassination set off a chain reaction that, barely a...
  • Lawyer Says Nativity Was Illegal; Century Declares Nativity Scene Surplus

    12/11/2012 8:18:29 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies
    The Town of Century has declared their nativity scene as surplus property and will sell it to the highest bidder, months after an attorney for a Wisconsin group that represents agnostics and atheists sent letters to the town claiming that a nativity display on public property is illegal.A nativity scene had been displayed in front of the Century Town Hall for several years. It was displayed for a just a few days during the 2011 Christmas season, but was removed because it was basically falling apart due to age.In a July 17, 2012, NorthEscambia.com story about the Century Town Council’s...
  • Sept. 21, 1912 - Harry Houdini First Publicly Performed the "Chinese Water Torture Cell" Trick

    09/21/2012 1:58:12 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies
    On September 21, 1912, magician Harry Houdini first publicly performed his so-called "Chinese Water Torture Cell" trick at the Circus Busch in Berlin, escaping after being immersed upside-down in a vertical water tank, his ankles secured in a set of stocks which made up the tank lid, which was locked into place. Houdini's Water Torture Cell The greatest and most sensational of all Houdini's escapes was without doubt his "Chinese Water Torture Cell.” In this trick, Houdini was to escape an extraordinary contraption resembling a fish tank. This is filled with water while Houdini is placed head down, in full...
  • US Constitution for the 21st Century

    08/29/2012 7:42:49 PM PDT · by johnkpiper · 24 replies
    Two visions: A highly amended current Constitution, or a new alternative US Constitution. Both ensure the intent of the founders to protect Individual Rights and limit the Powers of the Federal and State Governments, but are updated with 224 years of hindsight since the 1787 Constitutional Convention. Why do that? Because we have to! We are broker than we have ever been: $15 trillion in debt…that’s $15,000,000,000,000.00… 100% of GDP… for a sense of perspective, that is bigger than ELEVEN Canadas.
  • Biden: 'Folks, Where's it Written We Cannot Lead the World in Making Automobiles?' the 20th Century

    08/15/2012 10:58:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/15/12 | DANIEL HALPER
    In a speech today in Virginia, Vice President Joe Biden seemed to forget we're in the 21st century:
  • Serbfest celebrates century of Serbian culture in St. Louis

    08/08/2010 6:57:02 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 6 replies
    STLToday.com ^ | 8/8/10 | Paige Varner
    Serbfest celebrates Serbian traditions and Eastern Orthodox beliefs. But the priest at Holy Trinity Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, which was established a century ago, also made a point Saturday to express his love of the United States. "The more you know about America, the more you love it," the Rev. Radomir Chkautovich, who fled socialist Yugoslavia in 1963, said with an accent. Chkautovich, a retired U.S. Navy lieutenant commander and chaplain, regularly leads tours of his church during Serbfest to explain its history and Serbian traditions....
  • Century-old butter found in Scott's Antarctic hut

    12/16/2009 5:43:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 1,383+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/16/09 | AFP
    WELLINGTON (AFP) – Two blocks of butter have been found intact after nearly a century in an Antarctic hut used by British explorer Robert Falcon Scott on his doomed 1910-12 expedition, a report said. Television New Zealand reported that conservators found the two blocks of New Zealand butter in bags in stables attached to the expedition Hut at Cape Evans in Antarctica. The extreme cold of the polar region has preserved the hut and expedition equipment inside, but recent signs of deterioration had prompted the Antarctic Heritage Trust to launch a preservation project. The trust's Lizzie Meek said the butter...
  • The 10 Worst Inventions of the Century

    03/22/2009 2:49:49 PM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 34 replies · 1,442+ views
    notoriouslyconservative.com ^ | 03 21 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    1. The Detachable Dog Sack. Enjoy a drive with man's best friend, but hate the hair he leaves behind? Then the detachable dog sack is for you. Now your pet can ride outside the car in a pouch attached with rubber-padded hooks to the open window of your vehicle. Because, let's face it, who needs safety when you have a sack? Click here for more. Not to mention the added benefit of deflecting blows from other people's car doors in busy parking lots. 2. The Cat Wig. It's pretty difficult to decorate a cat, but with a kitty wig, it's...
  • Raul Castro: Cuba Can Spurn U.S. 50 More Years

    12/08/2008 9:44:31 PM PST · by melt · 7 replies · 490+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 12/07/08 | AP via Newsmax.com
    SANTIAGO, Cuba — President Raul Castro said Sunday that Cuba has battled Washington's trade embargo for nearly 50 years and is prepared to do so for another 50 if need be. His comments appeared to be a small swipe at Washington at a time when President-elect Barack Obama has raised expectations that warmer U.S.-Cuba relations could be on the way. He spoke as leaders from the 14 member nations of the Caribbean Community trade bloc, or Caricom, gathered in the eastern city of Santiago to discuss ways to strengthen tourism in the region despite the global economic crisis. Castro and...
  • Tunguska, A Century Later

    06/09/2008 12:44:01 PM PDT · by blam · 49 replies · 633+ views
    Science News ^ | 6-5-2008 | Sid Perkins
    Tunguska, a century later By Sid PerkinsJune 5th, 2008 Asteroid or comet blamed for Siberian blast of 1908BLAST FROM THE PASTThe Tunguska blast shook Siberia in 1908, but on-site investigations were delayed for two decades. One of the first photos showed a large area of flattened trees.Early on the morning of June 30, 1908, a massive explosion shook central Siberia. Witnesses told of a fireball that streaked in from the southeast and then detonated in the sky above the desolate, forested region. At the nearest trading post, about 70 kilometers away from the blast, people were reportedly knocked from their...
  • Army Reserve to Celebrate Century of Service

    04/17/2008 5:39:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 85+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 17, 2008 – Since April 23, 1908, the men and women of the U.S. Army Reserve have answered the nation's call to service at home and around the globe. Next week, the reserve will mark its 100th birthday with ceremonies in and around the nation’s capital. The U.S. Army Reserve will celebrate a century of service on April 23, 2008. The reserve will mark the historic 100-year anniversary with a mass re-enlistment and rememrance ceremonies in and around Washington, DC.  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. To celebrate a century of service, the Army Reserve will hold...
  • Seventeenth-Century Couple Left US Cancer Legacy

    01/02/2008 7:27:00 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 243+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 1-2-2008
    Seventeenth-century couple left US cancer legacy 12:14 02 January 2008 NewScientist.com news service Reuters and New Scientist staff A married couple who sailed to America from England around 1630 may be the ancestors of thousands of people in the US at higher risk of a hereditary form of colon cancer who are alive today, researchers said on Wednesday. US scientists traced a so-called founder genetic mutation found among two large families currently living in Utah and New York to the couple. Cancer researchers at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Utah say thousands of people across the country may have the...
  • Bad Habits (Alcohol & Tobacco) Key to Man's Longevity (Centenarian)

    05/22/2007 1:12:05 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies · 742+ views
    China Daily ^ | Updated: 2007-05-21 14:52 | China Daily
    CHINA / Odd News Bad habits key to man's longevity (China Daily) Updated: 2007-05-21 14:52 Zhang Shuqing, a centenarian in Pixian, Sichuan, has his own secret for long life - smoking every day and drinking liquor after every meal. Zhang, whose daughter died eight years ago, turned 100 on May 7. He lives with his nephew Zhang Chenggui. Zhang senior said he started smoking and drinking strong liquor when he was in his early 20s. Since then, he has smoked every day and taken a drink with every meal. According to his grandson Xu, Zhang has consumed 15 tons of...
  • Centuries-Old Watchtower Found In Trondheim

    03/13/2007 4:00:41 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 886+ views
    Afterposten ^ | 3-13-2007 | Cato Guhnfeldt
    Centuries-old watchtower found in Trondheim Archaeologists in Trondheim have found the remains of what they believe was a watchtower made of stone, probably dating from the time of King Sverre in the 1100s.Here's a drawing of the tower believed to have been at least five stories tall. Archaeologist Ian Reed says the tower's floor is in good shape. The tower was located near the mouth of the river Nidelv, at lower left. The tower, which may have been more than 20 meters high, is being called an "incredibly rare discovery" that can shed new light on Trondheim's history. Preservation experts...
  • Marine Corps recruiting tactics move into 21st century with MySpace profile

    08/11/2006 6:11:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 657+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Terence L. Yancey, MCB Camp Butler
    CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan (Aug. 11, 2006) -- The Marine Corps has established a profile on the popular social networking Web site MySpace.com in order to spread interest and boost its recruiting mission, according to officials from Marine Corps Recruiting Command. The Marine Corps recruiting profile features videos, desktop wallpapers and a link that helps visitors contact a recruiter through Marines.com, the Corps' official recruiting Web site. More than 14,500 users have signed up as friends of the Marine Corps on the popular site, which boast 98 million registered users. "The objective of advertising on MySpace.com is to generate awareness...
  • China Hit By Strongest Typhoon For Half A Century (1.5M Evacuated)

    08/10/2006 5:24:38 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 637+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-11-2006 | Jonathan Watts
    China hit by strongest typhoon for half a century · 1.5 million evacuated, state of emergency declared· Summer of damage for storm-devastated region Jonathan Watts in Beijing Friday August 11, 2006The Guardian (UK) The most powerful typhoon to strike China for half a century tore into one of the country's manufacturing heartlands yesterday, killing at least two people, injuring 80 and forcing the evacuation of 1.5 million residents. With winds of up to 135mph, typhoon Saomai hit the coastal town of Mazhan in Zhejiang province, dumping a torrent of rain on a region still recovering from earlier floods. A dozen...
  • Army facing 'most intense fighting in half a century' [British troops in Afghanistan]

    08/10/2006 4:58:27 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies · 607+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 8/11/06 | CAROLINE GAMMELL IN KABUL AND GAVIN CORDON
    BRITISH troops in Afghanistan are engaged in some of the most intense and prolonged fighting seen by the army for half a century, a senior commander said yesterday. Some UK troops will be withdrawn from parts of the lawless Helmand province to be replaced by soldiers from the Afghan army, Lieutenant-General David Richards, the British commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, said. "This sort of thing hasn't really happened so consistently, I don't think, since the Korean War or the Second World War," he said. "It happened for periods in the Falklands, obviously, and it happened for short periods in...
  • Tobacco may kill 1 billion this century

    07/10/2006 12:47:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 125 replies · 1,466+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/10/06 | Andrew Bridges - ap
    WASHINGTON - If current trends hold, tobacco will kill a billion people this century, 10 times the toll it took in the 20th century, public health officials said Monday. Tobacco accounts for one in five cancer deaths, or 1.4 million deaths worldwide each year, according to two new reference guides that chart global tobacco use and cancer. Lung cancer remains the major cancer among the 10.9 million new cases of cancer diagnosed each year, according to the Cancer Atlas. Reducing tobacco use would have the greatest affect on global cancer rates, health officials said. Improving nutrition and reducing infection by...
  • Third Century Roman Inscriptions Discovered In Basque Country

    06/08/2006 12:51:09 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 2,807+ views
    eitb24 ^ | 6-8-2006
    Third century Roman inscriptions discovered in the Basque Country 06/08/2006 Archaeologists in the site of Iruña-Veleia have discovered an epigraphic set "among the most important of the Roman world" with drawings from the third century and a representation of a Calvary. Archaeological site in Iruña-Veleia Archaeologists in the site of Iruña-Veleia have discovered an epigraphic set "among the most important of the Roman world," with a series of 270 inscriptions and drawings from the 3rd century and a representation of a Calvary, "the most ancient known up to this moment." The managers of the archaeological site, located near the Alavan...
  • Clues Lead To A Shared Past - Newly Discovered 4th-Century Ceramics Show Korean Influence

    04/03/2006 4:36:12 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 422+ views
    Daily Yomiuri ^ | 4-3-2006 | Kazuya Sekiguchi - Hiroshi Tanaka
    Clues lead to a shared past / Newly discovered 4th-century ceramics show Korean influence Kazuya Sekiguchi and Hiroshi Tanaka / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writers The recent discovery of Sueki unglazed ceramics at an archaeological site in Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, has experts rethinking the chronology of early exchanges between Japan and the Korean Peninsula. The discovery revealed that the production of Sueki wares began in Japan in the late fourth century, 20 to 30 years earlier than archaeologists had believed, indicating that people from the Korean Peninsula who produced the ceramics arrived in Japan around the same time. Horseback riding and...
  • National Intelligence Changing to Meet 21st Century Needs

    03/17/2006 3:01:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 186+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, March 17, 2006 – Morphing threats have created the need for change in the U.S. intelligence community, a top Defense Department intelligence official said here March 14. The National Security Act of 1947 was born from what President Harry S. Truman considered the failure at Pearl Harbor, Army Lt. Gen. William Boykin, deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence and warfighting support, said at the 17th Annual National Defense Industrial Association Special Operations/Low-intensity Conflict Symposium and Exhibition. The act remained largely unchanged until the fall of 2004, he said. At that time, changes to the act created the position of...
  • Global warming study: polar ice sheets could start to melt this century

    01/30/2006 4:02:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies · 928+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/30/06 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) - Global warming could cause ice at both poles of the Earth to start melting this century, driving up sea levels, according to a major study published by the British government. The study, "Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change", collates evidence presented by scientists at a conference staged a year ago ahead of the 2005 Group of Eight (G8) summit, where Britain placed global warming high on the agenda. British Prime Minister Tony Blair added his voice to the warning on Monday. "It is clear from the work presented that the risks of climate change may well be greater than...
  • Rumsfeld: Military Prepared for 21st Century Challenges

    01/26/2006 4:38:14 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 332+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 26, 2006 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2006 – Through challenging the status quo and questioning old assumptions, the Defense Department is becoming a more capable force ready to face changing conflicts, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here yesterday. All the military services have made changes in equipment, practice, attitude and culture to make them more relevant to today's battlefield culture, Rumsfeld said at a Pentagon news briefing. "There's a clear awareness that our military must be ready for unforeseen eventualities while incorporating lessons learned from previous and current conflicts," he said. The Navy is a prime example of the benefits of these...
  • Last Year Was Warmest in a Century

    01/24/2006 1:10:48 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 967+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/24/06 | Malcolm Ritter - ap
    NEW YORK - Last year was the warmest in a century, nosing out 1998, a federal analysis concludes. Researchers calculated that 2005 produced the highest annual average surface temperature worldwide since instrument recordings began in the late 1800s, said James Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies. The result confirms a prediction the institute made in December. In a telephone interview, Hansen said the analysis estimated temperatures in the Arctic from nearby weather stations because no direct data were available. Because of that, "we couldn't say with 100 percent certainty that it's the warmest year, but I'm reasonably...
  • Historical Review: Megadrought And Megadeath In 16th Century Mexico (Hemorrhagic Fever)

    01/11/2006 1:33:43 PM PST · by blam · 78 replies · 4,883+ views
    CDC ^ | March 28, 2002 | R. Acuna-Soto, D. Stahle, M. Cleaveland and M. Therrell
    Megadrought and Megadeath in 16th Century Mexico Rodolfo Acuna-Soto,* David W. Stahle, † Malcolm K. Cleaveland,† and Matthew D. Therrell† *Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico and †University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA The native population collapse in 16th century Mexico was a demographic catastrophe with one of the highest death rates in history. Recently developed tree-ring evidence has allowed the levels of precipitation to be reconstructed for north central Mexico, adding to the growing body of epidemiologic evidence and indicating that the 1545 and 1576 epidemics of cocoliztli (Nahuatl for "pest”) were indigenous hemorrhagic fevers transmitted by...
  • Researchers Discover Greek Temple In Albania Dating Back To 6th Century BC

    01/07/2006 3:36:42 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 809+ views
    Source: University of Cincinnati Date: 2006-01-06 Researchers Discover Greek Temple In Albania Dating Back To 6th Century B.C. Researchers from the University of Cincinnati’s Classics faculty are preparing to make their first public presentation of details surrounding their find of one of the earliest Greek temples in the Adriatic region north of Greece. A fragment of a tablet recovered from the Albanian site. (Image courtesy of University of Cincinnati) The UC researchers, along with colleagues from the International Centre for Albanian Archaeology and the Institute of Archaeology, Tirana, will be presenting on their new work on Friday, Jan. 6, 2006,...
  • Arctic Ice Cap 'Will Disappear Within The Century'

    09/28/2005 6:27:13 PM PDT · by blam · 126 replies · 2,691+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-29-2005 | Roger Highfield
    Arctic ice cap 'will disappear within the century' By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 29/09/2005) The Arctic ice cap is on track to disappear within a century, according to a study published yesterday. The satellite survey by the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC), and the space agency Nasa reveals that for the fourth consecutive year there has been "a stunning reduction" in Arctic sea ice at the end of the northern summer, placing species such as polar bears at risk. The reduction in ice levels places Arctic wildlife at risk The survey recorded the lowest sea-ice extent...
  • 3rd Century Buddhist Relic Discovered

    08/05/2005 12:25:41 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 493+ views
    The Statesman ^ | 8-3-2005
    3rd century Buddhist relic discovered Statesman News Service BHUBANESWAR, Aug. 3. — The state cultural department today claimed to have discovered 3 Asokan stupas dating back to the 3rd century BC in Dharmasala area of Jajpur district. The discovery is likely to provide further archaeological evidences on the visit of Lord Buddha to Kalinga, site of the historic Kalinga war and the location of Kalinga’s capital. Talking to reporters here today, culture minister Dr Damodar Rout said that the Orissa Institute of Maritime and South-East Asian Studies, under the state culture department, had taken up the excavation work at Tarapur,...
  • NYP: DEMS' DILEMMA - Regaining voters' trust - leaders pander to the party's "Michael Moore" wing.

    06/20/2005 5:59:18 AM PDT · by OESY · 10 replies · 796+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 20, 2005 | ARI MELBER
    Democrats are now focusing on the Downing Street Memo — the prewar British document that seems to prove Bush administration dishonesty.... Yet history lessons won't win back the public's trust on national security. The Democratic Party has to confront its dovish base. Most Democrats today are increasingly skeptical of using military force — even against terrorists. No wonder the public thinks the party is weak on national security. Exactly 50 percent of Democrats do not believe dismantling al Qaeda should be a top foreign-policy goal. In fact, when recently asked to name the top two "most important foreign policy goals,"...
  • Seventeenth-Century Islamic Brassmakers Were Far Ahead Of European Peers, Engineers Say

    05/26/2005 6:37:44 PM PDT · by blam · 39 replies · 896+ views
    Eureka Alert ^ | 5-26-2005 | Kurt Pfitzer
    Seventeenth-century Islamic brassmakers were far ahead of European peers, engineers sayContact: Kurt Pfitzer kap4@lehigh.edu 610-758-3017 Lehigh University Archaeometallurgists announce findings after four-year study of astrolabes Manufacturers of brass astrolabes in 17th-century India were two centuries more advanced than their European peers, says a doctoral student at Lehigh University who just completed a four-year study of astrolabes. Brian Newbury, who earned a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering in May, said the high zinc content in astrolabes fabricated in Lahore (now in Pakistan) proves that brass made there in the early 1600s was produced by a co-melting technique that was not...
  • Sixth Century (Female) Buddhist Statue Discovered

    05/25/2005 12:16:42 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 954+ views
    WebIndia 123 ^ | 5-24-2005 | Sirpur
    Sixth century Buddhist statue discovered:- Sirpur | May 24, 2005 7:26:11 PM IST Indian archaeologists have discovered a rare statue of a Buddhist female monk dating back to the sixth century. The discovery was made during recent excavations in Sirpur, situated 84 kms. from Raipur, capital of central Chhattisgarh state. The excavators unearthed the statue of Haritika, who as per legend abducted infants and later on killed them.Arun Kumar Sharma, chief of the excavation project, said that it was for the first time they have discovered the image of Haritika, which proves that female deities were as popular as their...
  • FORGET RETRO RADS... LET'S LIVE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

    03/20/2005 4:07:04 PM PST · by freeholland · 12 replies · 538+ views
    DALEY TIMES-POST.COM ^ | MARCH 2, 2005 | CYNIC AL
    The last time anyone has bothered to look, we entered a new millennium back in 2000, and are currently living in the 21st Century. One would be inclined assume (based on their monikers) that those calling themselves 'progressive' or 'radical' would be looking toward the future and would be predisposed to welcome change and innovation. This assumption would be wrong. The very terms 'progressive', and 'radical' or 'RAD', are good examples of the FUBARING of language by the likes of one of their 'leading lights' Herbert Marcuse, and really mean their opposite. Incidentally, the use here of the term 'RADS',...
  • Researchers Find Rare Letters From Fifth Century Gaza Strip

    01/30/2005 3:49:26 PM PST · by blam · 46 replies · 1,456+ views
    AFP ^ | 1-24-2005
    Researchers find rare letters from fifth century Gaza Strip Mon Jan 24, 3:48 PM ET Mideast - AFP GENEVA (AFP) - Swiss researchers have uncovered a rare exchange of letters written in ancient Greek during the fifth century in what is now the Gaza Strip , the University of Fribourg said. The discovery offers proof of a rich intellectual society in a region that is better known today for a bitter and bloody standoff between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, said one of the researchers, Professor Jacques Schamp. Located amid mounds of manuscripts stored at the Marciana National Library in...
  • The Future of Judaism

    01/25/2005 11:35:24 AM PST · by stevejackson · 30 replies · 2,433+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | January 25, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    Until the 18th century, there was basically only one kind of Judaism, that which is now called Orthodox. It meant living by the religion's 613 laws, and doing so suffused Jews' lives with their faith. Then, starting with the thinker Baruch Spinoza (1632-77) and moving briskly during the Haskala, or "enlightenment," from the late 18th century, Jews developed a wide variety of alternate interpretations of their religion, most of which diminished the role of faith in their lives and led to a concomitant reduction in Jewish affiliation.These alternatives and other developments, in particular the Holocaust, caused the ranks of the...
  • Cretan Excavation Sheds New Light On Dark Ages Of Greek History

    12/07/2004 1:44:53 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 920+ views
    Kathimerini (English Edition) ^ | 12-7-2004 | Nicholas Paphitis
    Cretan excavation sheds light on Dark Ages of Greek historyFinds from ancient Eleutherna at Cycladic Museum A marble statue of Aphrodite, from a second- to first-century-BC bathhouse in Eleutherna. By Nicholas Paphitis - Kathimerini English Edition On a narrow spur under the shadow of Mount Ida in central Crete, archaeologists for the past 20 years have been excavating a town that flourished from the Dark Ages of Greece’s early history until Medieval times. The Eleutherna project, a systematic dig carried out by a three-pronged team of top archaeologists from the University of Crete, is in itself unusual in a country...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
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    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Bill Clinton praises Canada as a 21st-century model (of multiculturalism)

    08/06/2004 3:21:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies · 715+ views
    CTV.ca ^ | 8/06/04
    Clinton praises Canada as a 21st-century model CTV.ca News Staff Canada is a good model for where the world needs to go in the 21st century, says former U.S. President Bill Clinton. "Canada has proved you can be a model of multiculturalism. That people can get together, work together, live together, across religious, ethnic and racial lines," he told Canada AM's Seamus O'Regan in an interview broadcast Friday. "You can assimilate new immigrants without losing the fundamental character of your country. You can be a very old fashioned, family-oriented, work-oriented country without discriminating against gays. "You can be an aggressive...
  • Dutch Center-Right Coalition Stands up to Islamism

    07/22/2004 10:09:48 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 10 replies · 1,173+ views
    www.netwmd.com ^ | July 22, 2003 | Andrew Jaffee
    Dutch Center-Right Coalition Stands up to Islamism By Andrew L. Jaffee, July 22, 2004 Home   Search   Forum   Terms Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende and his center-right coalition are standing up to Islamism, the true enemy of all civilized nations in the 21st century. Balkenende said Muslim groups “were sowing hatred, and [he] promised new anti-terror measures” in a speech to the European Parliament yesterday. On February 18 of this year, Dutch lawmakers promised to expel approximately 26,000 asylum seekers after digesting a parliamentary report which concluded … that the country's 30-year experiment in tolerant multiculturalism had been a failure, and has...
  • Waterford Viking Settlement 'May Be Find Of The Century'

    06/06/2004 5:34:31 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 233+ views
    Waterford Viking settlement may be 'find of the century' online.ie 2004-06-05 11:00:05+01 Archaeologists have stated that a newly-discovered Viking settlement near Waterford City may be the historical find of the century. Experts had believed that the site at Woodstown was a modest settlement, but recent examination has revealed a bustling town of approximately 4,000 people, with access to an impressive fleet of ships. Ariel photography of the area shows a pattern of streets and houses that stretch for more than a kilometre along the river Suir. One researcher on the site commented that this may be Ireland's version of Pompeii,...
  • 17th Century Solar Oddity Believed Linked To Global Cooling Is Rare Among Nearby Stars

    06/03/2004 7:30:42 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 285+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 6-3-2004 | UC Berkeley
    Source: University Of California - Berkeley Date: 2004-06-03 17th Century Solar Oddity Believed Linked To Global Cooling Is Rare Among Nearby Stars Berkeley - A mysterious 17th century solar funk that some have linked to Europe's Little Ice Age and to global climate change, becomes even more of an enigma as a result of new observations by University of California, Berkeley, astronomers. For 70 years, from 1645 until 1714, early astronomers reported almost no sunspot activity. The number of sunspots - cooler areas on the sun that appear dark against the brighter surroundings - dropped a thousandfold, according to some...
  • Manifesto of the "Futurist" Painters (Why our Artistic Culture is in ruin)!

    04/01/2004 6:16:56 PM PST · by vannrox · 13 replies · 400+ views
    Futurism ^ | FR Post 4-1-2004 | Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carrà, Luigi Russolo, Giacomo Balla, Gino Severini
    Futurism was an international art movement founded in Italy in 1909. It was (and is) a refreshing contrast to the weepy sentimentalism of Romanticism. The Futurists loved speed, noise, machines, pollution, and cities; they embraced the exciting new world that was then upon them rather than hypocritically enjoying the modern world?s comforts while loudly denouncing the forces that made them possible. Fearing and attacking technology has become almost second nature to many people today; the Futurist manifestos show us an alternative philosophy. Too bad they were all Fascists. TO THE YOUNG ARTISTS OF ITALY! The cry of rebellion which...
  • Romans In Brazil During The Second Third Century?

    12/10/2003 5:37:14 PM PST · by blam · 97 replies · 7,762+ views
    Romans in Brazil During the Second or Third Century? Ex-marine and underwater explorer/archaeologist/treasure-hunter Robert Marx states rather flatly: Amongst my most notable discover[ies] was that of a 2nd century BC Roman shipwreck in the Bay of Guanabara, near Rio de Janeiro. This is a discovery that has received little to no examination, much less validation, from the realm of mainstream archaeology, no doubt in part because Marx is not a Ph.D. archaeologist. Scouring the web for more information about this finding, I did find a reference to the discovery in an article from Dr. Elizabeth Lyding Will, an expert on...
  • Britons In USA In 6th Century - Shock Claim (Prince Madoc)

    11/26/2003 3:31:04 PM PST · by blam · 40 replies · 957+ views
    REweb.com ^ | 11-26-2003
    <p>Historians and researchers announced today that Radio Carbon dating evidence, and the discovery of ancient British style artefacts and inscriptions, provided "the strongest indications yet" that British explorers, under the Prince Madoc ap Meurig, arrived in the country during the 6th Century and set up colonies in the American Midwest.</p>
  • 13Th Century Tablet Could Lead To Lost Archives Of Ramses II

    09/28/2003 9:31:05 AM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 1,667+ views
    ABC News ^ | 9-27-2003
    Last Update: Saturday, September 27, 2003. 4:26pm (AEST)13th Century tablet could lead to lost archives of Ramses II The discovery of a stone tablet detailing diplomatic ties between the ancient Egyptians and Hittites in the 13th Century BC could be the key to the lost archives of Ramses II, according to archaeologists. Discovered at Qantir 120 kilometres north-east of Cairo, the tablet dates back to the time of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh, Ramses II (1298-1235 BC) and confirms his capital, Pi-Ramses, was in the Nile Delta. "Its the first time that such a written record has been found in the...
  • CA: Tom McClintock - The Republican Century

    08/22/2003 3:00:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 724+ views
    Tom McClintock's senate website ^ | 8/22/03 | Tom McClintock
    March 31, 2001 The Republican Century A Speech to the Leadership Institute San Diego, California I want to thank you for your invitation to join you this afternoon, and to especially thank you for your support of the Leadership Institute. I did not realize the true extent of the Institute's work, and Morton Blackwell's influence, until my staff learned that I would be addressing you today. It turns out that more than half of them are graduates of the Leadership Institute's training programs. I should have suspected as much. My senior consultant has a copy of Morton's Ten Mistakes of...
  • Accelerating Change --- Why technology will be the defining battle of the 21st century

    08/13/2003 6:29:32 AM PDT · by bedolido · 23 replies · 333+ views
    ReasonOnline ^ | 08/13/03 | Ronald Bailey
    Can technological progress be brought to a halt? Despairing technological determinists like philosopher Jacques Ellul feared that technology had escaped the bonds of human control and was now, in some sense, an autonomous force. In The Technological Society (1964), Ellul declared, "Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity." So in his view technological progress is, alas, inevitable. But is that so? Northwestern University economist Joel Mokyr has written a remarkably interesting history of Western...
  • 12th Century Holy Shrine Found At 'Dig' (Ireland)

    08/11/2003 5:24:05 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 261+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-12-2003 | Ted Oliver
    12th century holy shrine found at 'dig' By Ted Oliver (Filed: 12/08/2003) One of the most important holy relics to be found in Ireland has been unearthed on the site of a former settlement in northern Antrim. The bronze bell shrine, dating between 1180 and 1200, had been hidden in the earth at Drumadoon near Ballycastle. The shrine would have contained a sacred bell Archaeologists working at the site believe the inhabitants of the settlement, which was occupied between the ninth and 13th centuries, may have been the hereditary keepers of the shrine. Fixed to its front panel is a...
  • The "Great Hermit", Bobby Fischer chess player of the century

    06/13/2003 9:34:51 AM PDT · by bedolido · 15 replies · 636+ views
    Pravda ^ | 04/24/03 | Sergey Yugov (Translated by: Maria Gousseva)
    It is unlikely that a man stranger and more mysterious than the American Bobby Fischer ever was, is or will ever appear in the chess world. He is a man about whom legends are composed already during his life. But it is more frequent that no news is available about Fischer at all. The man is elusive. Nobody can say for sure where Bobby Fischer has been living within over the past decades, or whether he is still alive at all. He was to celebrate his 60th birthday this March. The great chess player is some a kind of a...
  • Happy 100th Birthday Bob Hope All Day Long!

    05/29/2003 1:49:35 AM PDT · by bd476 · 22 replies · 334+ views
    May 29, 2003 | Self
    Leslie Townes Hope was born May 29, 1903 in Eltham, England. His family emigrated to American in 1907, where Bob, his Father and Bob's six brothers became citizens. Bob grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. Bob and Dolores Hope have been married 69 years. The rest is history. Later today, there will be a huge ceremony celebrating Bob Hope's 100th birthday. They are going to rename Hollywood and Vine "Bob Hope Square." There will also be vintage aircraft flying over the celebration. Doug McIntyre, over night talk show host on KABC Talk Radio in Los Angeles, California is this minute dedicating...
  • The First Global Epidemic Of The 21st Century

    04/24/2003 5:29:48 PM PDT · by blam · 163+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 4-25-2003 | Steve Conner
    The first global epidemic of the 21st century By Steve Connor Science Editor 25 April 2003 A hospital in China is surrounded by police, officials in Toronto meet in emergency session and airline chiefs discuss the billion-dollar losses from the collapse of international travel – welcome to the first global epidemic of the 21st century. Panic was spreading as fast as the virus responsible for severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) as governments and health authorities around the world struggled yesterday to contain public anxiety over a disease that has so far killed 264 people and infected thousands more. In Britain,...