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  • Madison, Wiscosnin, To Remove Monument

    08/17/2017 9:34:20 AM PDT · by myerson · 83 replies
    9/17/17. Madison, Wisconsin. Leftist mayor Madison Paul Soglin announced today that he will have the informational monument at the city’s Confederate Rest cemetery removed, the northern-most Confederate cemetery in the country. The cemetery holds the remains of southern soldiers who died while imprisoned at civil war Camp Randall, the current site of the Wisconsin Badger football stadium. The cemetery is respectfully tended and maintained, and services are held with graves decorated on Memorial Day. The plaque to be removed explains the origin of the cemetery and who lies buried there.
  • Is the fight over a gas pipeline fuelling the world’s bloodiest conflict?

    04/07/2017 1:27:05 PM PDT · by EBH · 31 replies
    News.Com.Au ^ | 12/2/2015 | Charis Chang
    TWO NEW PIPELINES Before the civil war, two competing pipelines put forward by Qatar and Iran aimed to transport gas to Europe through Syria. Qatar’s plans were first put forward in 2009 and involved building a pipeline from the Persian Gulf via Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and Turkey. The gas field located 3000 metres below the floor of the Persian Gulf is the largest natural gas field in the world. Qatar owns about two-thirds of the resource but can’t capitalise on it fully because it relies on tankers to deliver it to other countries and this makes its gas more...
  • Historical dramas 'limit UK black actors'

    03/19/2017 8:13:22 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 55 replies
    BBC News ^ | 19th March 2017 | BBC News
    Actress Thandie Newton has said she "can't work" in the UK because there are no roles for black and minority ethnic actors in historical dramas. London-born Newton said the number of costume dramas had led to "slim pickings for people of colour". Her criticism comes after British Film Institute research found that 59% of UK films since 2006 had no black actors in any role. Newton's next UK TV role will see her appear in BBC One's Line of Duty. Speaking to the Sunday Times Magazine, the mother-of-three said: "I love being here, but I can't work, because I can't...
  • Trump Seeks "Historic" $54 Billion Increase To Defense Spending

    02/27/2017 8:34:46 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/27/17 | Tyler Durden
    To offset the defense spending increase, the White House is seeking corresponding cuts of $54 billion in non-defense categories, including "large spending cuts" to foreign aid, the EPA, the State Department and safety programs. The official also added that most agencies would see funding reductions. “Most federal agencies will see a reduction as a result," the official said, with cuts falling most heavily on “lower priority” programs as well as foreign aid. When asked where the extra $54 billion will be spent, the official said “predominantly it will go to the Pentagon,” but declined to name specific offices.
  • Review of Ed Cline's "Sparrowhawk" which dramatizes events leading up to the American Revolution.

    05/25/2016 12:02:32 AM PDT · by Hugh Kenrick · 45 replies
    The Objectivist Standard ^ | Spring 2010 | Dina Schein Federman
    "The founding of the United States was among the most dramatic and glorious events in history. For the first time, a nation was founded on the principle of individual rights. Those interested in learning about America’s founding and its cause may turn to history texts. But history texts, even when their content is accurate, tend to be dry accounts of events. They lack the excitement of an adventure novel. Yet most novels set in the Revolutionary period are not good sources of information: Being works of fiction, they may take liberties with historical fact; and they often employ the American...
  • 9,000 Photos from 1800’s British Mandate of Palestine – with no trace of Muslims or mosques

    05/01/2016 8:31:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 5/1/16 | Pamela Geller
    “Palestinian” is a euphemism for Islamic Jew hatred. Previously I published the actual flag of Palestine before 1948. (above.) What follows is an “aha moment” in Muslims’ war on Israel. Now here is further proof of the lie (as if we needed any more) of the vicious historical revisionism by the Muslim world to erase the Jewish State and create a mythical Islamic narrative surrounding five thousand years of Jewish history. 9,000 Photos from 1800’s British Mandate of Palestine – with no trace of ‘Palestinians’ By Palestine/Israel Conflict, February 13, 2013 (thanks to Dan F): Where ARE all those Palestinians,...
  • 'Sistine Chapel of the Early Middle Ages' buried for a millenium by an earthquake reopens

    03/23/2016 9:35:07 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 14 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | March 23, 2016 | Nick Squires,
    A 1,500-year-old church which was buried under debris from an earthquake for more than a millennium has reopened to the public after a painstaking restoration of some of the world’s earliest Christian art. The sixth-century church of Santa Maria Antiqua is located in the ancient Roman Forum, at the bottom of the Palatine Hill, where Roman emperors lived for centuries in sumptuous palaces.
  • Sandstorm Plaguing Israel Worst in Country's History

    09/11/2015 1:39:51 PM PDT · by madison10 · 22 replies
    the Times of Israel ^ | 9/11/2015 | times of israel staff
    dense sandstorm that has blanketed Israel with thick yellowish-brown dust in recent days is the worst that the Jewish state has ever endured, the Environmental Protection Ministry said Friday. According to the ministry, the current storm, which began Tuesday, and the one experienced in February of this year have seen the highest concentration of dust particles in the air since the creation of the state in 1948, Channel 10 reported. The storm is expected to continue throughout the weekend and begin dissipating Sunday. A sharp rise in temperature on Wednesday added to the already difficult weather conditions, and forecasters on...
  • Southern Poverty Law Center To Create Map of Confederate Symbols

    09/06/2015 7:19:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 76 replies
    memphisflyer.com ^ | 9/3/2015 | Toby Sells
    Earlier this month, the SPLC launched a new initiative called "Erasing Hate," which "aims to identify and eliminate government-sanctioned symbols honoring the Confederacy." "There are numerous government-sponsored symbols of the Confederacy that are out in the public across the country, and, quite frankly, it's time for them be removed," said SPLC founder Morris Dees. "In Montgomery, Alabama, we have a Robert E. Lee High School that wasn't even named until [Brown v. the Board of Education], the desegregation case. We have government-sponsored holidays honoring Confederate 'heroes'." Flags, street names, building names, and statues honoring the Confederacy became public targets across...
  • Russian Hunters Discover 10,000-year-old Frozen Woolly Rhino in River

    04/09/2015 10:06:56 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 41 replies
    OutdoorHub ^ | 2/27/15 | Daniel Xu
    Paleontologists are calling a recent find in the Russian region of Yakutia a “sensation.” Last September, Aleksandr Banderov and his hunting party were traveling near the Semyulyakh River when they uncovered the preserved carcass of an adolescent wholly rhinoceros, a species that roamed the frozen landscapes of Europe and northern Asia during the last Ice Age. The hunters initially thought it was a reindeer frozen in the ice, but quickly realized it was something much older. “We were sailing past a ravine and noticed hair hanging on the top of it,’ Alexander told The Siberian Times. “At first we thought...
  • Women Try On Vintage Bras

    01/05/2015 1:33:25 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 3, 2014 | BuzzFeedBlue
    We asked some brave women to try on old-time bras and corsets. This is what happened.
  • More Rare Historical Photos

    09/08/2014 6:27:28 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    US Army anti-aircraft Hawk missiles deployed on Florida beach during the Cuban missile crisis, Key West - October 27, 1962 (pic Miami Archives) More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Rare Historical Photos

    07/21/2014 10:36:51 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Geo W Bush visits Texas oil fields with his dad, 1955 More pics/video at Reaganite Republican...
  • More Obscure Historical Photos

    07/08/2014 4:20:06 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Ronaldus Maximus meets King Richard!            -photo Wikipedia More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Amusing, Rare Historical Photos

    06/17/2014 3:43:41 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Seldom-Seen Historical Photographs...

    06/02/2014 7:06:59 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 02 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Obscure Historical Photos II

    04/22/2014 3:10:37 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 20 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
                                            Paris Air Show, 1909 More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Dr. David Jeremiah's historical revisionism

    02/10/2014 8:17:44 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 24 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 10, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Dr. David Jeremiah, senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California, in his book entitled "I Never Thought I'd See The Day," which is listed as a "# 1 New York Times Bestseller," engages in historical revisionism as he attempts to portray William Tyndale as a "martyr" for the Bible. On page 161 of his book, Dr. Jeremiah asserts that, "..because TYndale believed that every English-speaking person deserved to have access to the Bible in English, he labored to produce the first complete New Testament (and part of the Old Testament) in English translated directly from the...
  • Huge See, I Told You So from 2008: Democrats Try To Take Your 401(k)

    01/30/2014 5:00:06 AM PST · by EBH · 63 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 11/1/2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Well, now, that's fascinating you mention that, because that's the next item up in my Stack of Stuff and I talked about this weeks ago, maybe even months ago when Tom "Dung Heap" Harken proposed this. Now, before you condition Alicia, let me refer to what she's talking about. It's Mark Hemingway in the Washington Examiner: " Will the government outlaw your 401(k) plan? It seems like an absurd possibility, yet earlier this month two Democratic senators, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., held a hearing on Capitol Hill exploring the possibility of doing exactly that....
  • US Historical Documents (like e-Bible) for android tablet?

    06/27/2013 7:53:17 PM PDT · by madison10 · 12 replies
    self | june 27, 2013 | madison10
    Is there an app-type of software for android sort of like the Bible ones, but of USA historical documents? I don't necessarily mean an app per se, but documents all in one place. Thanks.