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  • University of Reading archaeologists to excavate the biggest henge in the country (Marden Henge)

    06/29/2015 10:03:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Trinity Mirror Southern - UK ^ | June 20, 2015 | Linda Fort
    Archaeologists from the University of Reading will start a three-year excavation on land between the prehistoric monuments of Stonehenge and Avenbury this summer. Exploring the Vale of Pewsey in Wiltshire is expected to reveal more about the lives of the people who worshipped at Stonehenge. The work will be done in collaboration with Historic England, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Wiltshire Museum. The site is a barely explored archaeological region of huge international importance. The project will investigate Marden Henge. Built around 2400 BC Marden is the largest henge or Neolithic earthwork in the country and one of...
  • A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Hypocrisy

    06/29/2015 1:08:14 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 6 replies
    Self | 06/29/15 | Me
    As we sit in the midst of this progressive purge of our heritage, judging every instance of historical indiscretion beneath the microscope of political correctness, perhaps the most relevant question has yet to be asked: what would our forefathers think of America today? Yes, what would the architects of our liberties, values and government think about abortion, gay marriage, transgendered parents, internet pornography, strip clubs, drug abuse, urban poverty and violence, communism, media collusion, Hollywood, pop culture, video games, public education, petulant youth, absentee parents, modern feminism, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Benghazi, disparagement of military personnel, public surveillance, censorship, affirmative...
  • The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes

    06/29/2015 11:47:48 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 41 replies
    Slate ^ | 25 June 2015 | Andrew Kahn and Jamelle Bouie
    Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But as we discussed in Episode 2 of Slate’s History of American Slavery Academy, relative to the entire slave trade, North America was a bit player. From the trade’s beginning in the 16th century to its conclusion in the 19th, slave merchants brought the vast majority of enslaved Africans to two places: the Caribbean and Brazil. Of the more than 10 million enslaved Africans to eventually reach the Western Hemisphere, just 388,747—less than 4 percent of the total—came to...
  • Charleston –the Pain and the Glory

    06/29/2015 10:27:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/29/15 | Ed Wood
    I believe it was the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who expressed the opinion that true racial harmony would come to the South before it comes to the North. The reaction of the people of Charleston, SC, and more specifically, the bereaved family members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church where such a heinous crime was committed, may give credence to Dr. King’s assessment. If we compare the recent Baltimore circumstance to the tragedy in Charleston and forget, for the moment, that the Baltimore incident was triggered by the arrest of a suspected drug dealer while in Charleston,...
  • Greenfield: “The Iranian Negotiations That Never End”

    06/29/2015 5:55:18 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 11 replies
    FrontPage ^ | June 28, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Iranian Negotiations That Never End The negotiations will only end with a nuclear test. June 28, 2015 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. It is quite possible that no matter how many concessions Obama makes, there will never be a final agreement with Iran. The deadlines have already been extended so many times that the only reliable thing about the negotiations is that somewhere near the edge, the negotiators will declare that they are close and extend the formerly final deadline some more. And...
  • VDH: Hillary Gump

    06/29/2015 5:24:09 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6-28-2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The fictional and cinema hero Forrest Gump somehow always managed to turn up at historic moments in the latter twentieth century. But whereas Forrest usually had a positive role to play at the hinges of fate, the equally ubiquitous Hillary Gump usually appeared as a bit player who made things far worse. Take the issue of government abuse, ethics, and public transparency. The modern locus classicus of government overreach was the Watergate scandal. Over forty years ago Hillary was there as a young legal intern purportedly advising the House Judiciary Committee during the congressional investigations. She was also reportedly let...
  • Daily Beast claims Triple Murder in 1991 not related to Waiting Period

    06/29/2015 5:20:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On March 5th, 1991, a former police officer and firearm instructor named James Fendry received a call from a woman.   Her name was Bonnie.  She had a restraining order against her husband.  She was desperate to get a gun to protect herself.  The Instructor told her that Wisconsin had a 48 hour waiting period.  The next day, Bonnie Elmasri and her two children were murdered by her estranged husband, who then committed suicide. The address in the map above is where Bonnie and her children lived.  The red arrow, at the bottom, is the reported location for James...
  • Islamophobia? Fear of Islam is RATIONAL

    06/28/2015 9:26:22 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 6 replies
    The American Report ^ | June 29, 2015 | IQ al Rassooli
    There’s a reason why so many national security experts consider Islam the greatest threat to America and the West. Islam is the FACE OF and the BASE OF every modern terrorist organization. In the short video below, international expert on Islam IQ al Rassooli explains the mentality of too many Muslims, who seek to dominate every other religion through terror. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJnW8HRHLLw
  • VIDOVDAN (St. Vitus Day) JUNE 28 - AND ITS CHRISTIAN LESSONS FOR TODAY

    06/28/2015 2:05:13 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 3 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | June 28, 2014 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Battle of Kosovo icon. ...The heart of Serbia, her soul, which was Kosovo, lay here. Lazar’s territory began to feel the threat for real in 1381 when the first Turkish raids in northern Serbia began. The pivotal invasion would come on a Tuesday, eight years later. That Tuesday, June 28, 1389, would become probably the single most important date in all of Serbian history, and the impact of the events of that single day would not only effect the Serbians and their lands, but all of the Balkans and the future of Europe as well. It is impossible to quantify...
  • SCOTUS Steps In It, Part 2 (Gay Marriage)

    06/28/2015 10:27:34 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 8 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | June 28, 2015 | Karl Denninger
    None of you who have turned your avatar "rainbow" on Facebook appear to have actually read the Supreme Court opinion. Why are you celebrating without understanding what you are celebrating? Are you a thinking individual or are you a member of a mob? If the latter, get the hell away from me; you're dangerous, to be blunt, and I want you nowhere near my person or property. To the extent I can do so I will distance myself from your person and behavior as both are destructive to both self and others. Incidentally, if it matters, I don't care who...
  • Einstein vs Bergson, Science vs Philosophy and the Meaning of Time

    06/28/2015 3:47:07 AM PDT · by lbryce · 34 replies
    ABC.net.au/ ^ | June 24, 2015 | Joe Gelonsi
    When Henri met Albert the stars didn’t quite align; nor did their clocks. Jimena Canales, historian of science, tells Joe Gelonesi about her discovery of an explosive 20th century debate that changed our view of time and destroyed a reputation.Physicists and philosophers have a curious relationship. They both need each other for the cosmic dance, but one partner sometimes refuses to join in. Star physicist Stephen Hawking even declared the end of philosophy in 2011. In some ways the pronouncement was to be expected; physics triumphalism dictates that at some point philosophy will exhaust itself and be unable to solve...
  • Caribbean Governments Should Defend Black Americans!

    06/27/2015 4:42:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    teleSUR ^ | June 22, 2015 | David Comissiong
    The critical importance of the United Nations International Decade For People of African Descent becomes more and more apparent with each passing day! The Charleston massacre which occurred last week at the African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina, is case in point. Nine African- American women, men and children were brutally shot to death by a white man. This latest genocidal outrage comes at a time when right-thinking people all over the world are expressing shock and horror at the phenomenon of White American police officers callously killing literally hundreds of unarmed Black-American men and women, and the U.S....
  • Crazed Gunman Sparks Anti-Confederate Groundswell [semi-satire]

    06/27/2015 9:45:21 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 June 2015 | John Semmens
    While Dylan Roof may have wanted to see his murder of nine members of a South Carolina church Bible studies session inspire a race war, the aftermath has taken a different turn. Photos of Roof holding a Confederate flag have led to calls for the removal of this “odious symbol of oppression” from American life. All over the South, Confederate flags are being taken down from state houses, public parks, and memorials. At the Gettysburg National Historic Park all Confederate symbols have been taken down. Park Director Thomas Jackson asserted that “for too long we’ve accorded the treasonous rabble that...
  • The Course of Empire: Thomas Cole's Warning to America

    06/27/2015 7:34:46 AM PDT · by Joe 6-pack · 36 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tA2bnof3-D8 ^ | February 9, 2012 | Robb Bomboy
    "Thomas Cole, America's premier landscape painter of the 1820's and 1830's, constructed the idea for his series, The Course of Empire, from a variety of influences. He began his intense study of Europe and its art in 1829 by sailing to England, where he met and talked with influential artists such as J.M.W. Turner and John Martin. He studied the works of those artists and others in the British galleries of the time. Scholars recognize today that those artists' influence upon him was strikingly pervasive. Cole also felt the perishability of man's works when he traveled in Europe and saw...
  • Greenfield: Be the Best Saboteur You Can Be

    06/27/2015 6:05:45 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 60 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Friday, June 26, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, June 26, 2015 Be the Best Saboteur You Can Be Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog 1. There is no conservative party Governor Haley and Al Sharpton There is a Republican Party. The purpose of the party and its politicians, much like that of its Democratic counterpart, is to obtain money and privileges for its major donors.  That doesn't mean that its members don't have other ideals and agendas, but Republican politicians who rise high enough come from an urban and suburban establishment that is more liberal than its base. Expecting them to care as much...
  • The Confederate Flag Doesn’t Belong in a Museum

    06/26/2015 5:01:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Slate ^ | June 25, 2015 | Aleia Brown, Currator at the National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center
    Finding the proper home for this symbol of oppression isn’t as simple as politicians keep saying it is.In the aftermath of the shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, that claimed the lives of nine parishioners at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, politicians from both sides of the aisle have called for the Confederate flag that flies on the grounds of the South Carolina state Capitol to come down. A common theme of these calls to lower the flag has been the suggestion that this symbol of America’s racist past belongs not on a flagpole on public land but in a...
  • Obama Bids Farewell to the "Loyal Opposition"

    06/26/2015 5:48:17 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 3 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 6/25/2015 | Steve Berman
    Since the end of the American Civil War, America has been admired around the world for its ability to remain more-or-less unified in its diversity.  But lately I’ve noticed signs of that unity breaking, in what I would call the end of the “loyal opposition.” In parliamentary governments, there’s a ruling party or coalition which gets to form the government, appoint ministers, and generally run things, while the other not-in-power party or parties sit back and snipe as the “loyal opposition.”  They are opposition in the sense that they don’t support the majority/government party, but considered loyal to the nation...
  • In the wake of the Emanuel AME Church Massacre, time to ban the series 'Firefly'

    06/26/2015 3:58:17 AM PDT · by Marcus · 51 replies
    Houston TV Examiner ^ | June 26, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    In the wake of the massacre at the Emanuel AME Church, America seems to be bent on eradicating even the hint of any symbol regarding the Confederacy, from removing the Confederate battle flag from public spaces to even deleting Civil War computer games. Serious people have proposed banning “Gone With the Wind” and sanitizing “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Others have advocated blowing up the Jefferson Memorial and other monuments to famous Southerners whether they had anything to do with the Civil War or not. However, if America is serious about expunging any hint of the Confederacy, it must even ferret...
  • Our Civil War game has been removed from AppStore

    06/25/2015 7:07:56 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 25 replies
    Ultimate General: Gettysburg ^ | 06-25-2015 | Nick Thomadis
    As you may have been already informed, Apple has removed our game from AppStore because of usage of the Confederate Flag. Ultimate General: Gettysburg could be accepted back if the flag is removed from the game's content. We accept Apple's decision and understand that this is a sensitive issue for the American Nation. We wanted our game to be the most accurate, historical, playable reference of the Battle of Gettysburg. All historical commanders, unit composition and weaponry, key geographical locations to the smallest streams or farms are recreated in our game's battlefield. We receive a lot of letters of gratitude...
  • Will the Jefferson Memorial be Taken Down?

    06/25/2015 3:20:53 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/25/15 | Gail Jarvis
    The strategy used to eliminate Southern heritage will also be employed for the cultural cleansing of society at large In the past anyone who questioned whether the Jefferson Memorial might be taken down would have been dismissed as a screwball. But it is the kind of question that is being raised in this bizarre society we’re living in. A CNN anchor recently questioned whether the Jefferson Memorial should continue to stand. One of her cohorts responded that it might be time to “rethink Jefferson.” To understand these media types, we must remember that most were born after 1970, so they...
  • Journalists Share Blame for Charleston Tragedy

    06/25/2015 1:54:18 PM PDT · by kathsua · 5 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | June 25th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    American journalists are partly to blame for the recent racist shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, because they continue to perpetuate the old southern racist myth that black Americans are a separate “race” from white Americans. Journalists seem to support the “one drop rule” or “part black all black”. For example, they continue to refer to Asian ancestry golfer Tiger Woods as “African American” even though his mother has Asian and Dutch ancestry and his father has Asian, European and North American ancestry as well as African ancestry. These racist journalists even refer to a child who has a black parent...
  • WWJS...What Would Jesse Say! Historic Honesty

    06/25/2015 9:24:08 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 10 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | June 24, 2015 | Self
    One of America's Premier Race Baiters..Revrunt Jesse Jacksome... ONCE..... told...it like it is!!
  • Apple Pulls All Civil War Games Over Confederate Flag Controversy

    06/25/2015 9:16:51 AM PDT · by absentee · 26 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6/25/15 | Caleb Howe
    In a bold move against reason, Apple has apparently removed all civil war games from their App Store over the display of the Confederate flag within the games. This is just the latest in a series of absurd moves taken by corporations following the national debate and eventual decision by South Carolina to remove the flag from the South Carolina capitol grounds. Apple's Tim Cook Tweeted on Sunday of this week: "My thoughts are with the victim's families in SC. Let us honor their lives by eradicating racism & removing the symbols & words that feed it." Apparently he truly...
  • It will take more than Louis Farrakhan to ‘put the American flag down’

    06/25/2015 7:49:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/25/15 | Judi McLeod
    Fever-pitch race war being played on America, the Stars & Stripes has ironically become the ‘rebel’ flag. Patriots will fight tooth and nail to keep Obama from dragging down the beloved symbol so many gave their lives to protect The 50 percent of the U.S. population left totally disenfranchised when America’s worst anti-American enemy took over the White House always knew at heart that President Barack Obama would some day come after Old Glory. With the Confederate flag under attack as the unjustly fingered scapegoat for the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church slaughter, it was only a matter of time...
  • Jefferson Memorial, Confederate statues enter national race debate

    06/24/2015 9:51:54 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 24, 2015 | David Ng
    This week, the Jefferson Memorial was drawn into the national debate about race following the shooting deaths of nine people in a predominantly black church in South Carolina last week. It joins other public statues depicting Southern or Confederate figures, including Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee, that some are arguing represent the country's racist past and should be removed. CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield this week questioned whether the Jefferson Memorial should be taken down because Jefferson owned slaves. "There is a monument to him in the capital city of the United States. No one ever asks for that to...
  • Keep the Confederate Flag Flying

    06/24/2015 11:13:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 30 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/24/15 | Selwyn Duke
    Virtually all crime today is the result of the philosophical/moral disorder known as "liberalism." Left has completely undermined the moral fabric of Western civilization “Take it down! That symbol must go!” We hear these cries in the wake of the Charleston church shooting in reference to the Confederate battle flag, which still flies above the South Carolina Capitol. As you know, one criminal who committed a heinous act had sometimes sported the symbol, so, the thinking…er, feeling…goes, it should be sent to cultural Siberia. But the flag should remain—especially right now. This is precisely the opposite of the fashionable view,...
  • CA: Shooting Case Dismissed Second Time, Judge Rips DA Berberian

    06/24/2015 6:52:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    District Attorney Ed (the barbarian) Berberian was slapped down by another judge in the Dr. Simon self defense shooting case.  The shooting occurred in Marin County, an environment notoriously hostile to the Second Amendment. From marinij.com: Judge Andrew Sweet dismissed “in its entirety” a grand jury indictment lodged against Dr. James Simon, saying District Attorney Ed Berberian “made an inappropriate presentation to the grand jury” that failed to tell jurors relevant details about the case, or told them details that had no relevance at all. The result, said Sweet, was “substantial prejudice.” Had Berberian proceeded appropriately, “it is reasonably...
  • The Ten Dollar Bill - So Much More than a Means of Exchange

    06/23/2015 6:48:27 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 13 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | June 23, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    What is a nation’s currency? Ask an economist, and he’ll tell you that a U.S. Dollar bill, or a European Euro note, or a British Pound note, for that matter, is not really objectively worth its denomination. It’s just a piece of cotton paper, with a drop of ink and a magnetic strip. It’s not worth much. But it represents confidence in the nation’s economy, and it serves the economy as a means of exchange – a few pennies worth of decorated cotton serving to enable the purchase of a $1 loaf of bread, or a $10 lunch, or a...
  • 5000 people reenacted the battle of Waterloo...(Excellent Pictures)

    06/23/2015 1:12:10 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 49 replies
    Olivier Papegnies / Collectifhuma.com ^ | Olivier Papegnies © Huma Collective. All rights reserved.
    Full title: 5000 people reenacted the battle of Waterloo in front of 60 000 spectators for its 200th anniversary, making it the greatest war reconstitution of all time. It took place exactly where it happened in 1815. Pictures by Olivier Papegnies. Link
  • Requiem For An American Dream

    06/23/2015 12:21:28 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 2 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 06/23/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    “Drastic change, under certain conditions, creates a proclivity for fanatical attitudes, united action, and spectacular manifestations of flouting and defiance; it creates an atmosphere of revolution”, wrote Eric Hoffer in The Ordeal of Change. Hoffer continues, “we are usually told that revolutions are set in motion to realize radical changes. Actually, it is drastic change which sets the stage for revolution. The revolutionary mood and temper are generated by the irritations, difficulties, hungers, and frustrations inherent in the realization of drastic change.” Whether we like it or not, our country is in the latter stages of this drastic change as...
  • Charles Blow: In Charleston, a millennial race terrorist

    06/23/2015 11:39:48 AM PDT · by AveryJarhman · 24 replies
    Kentucky.com/New York Tines ^ | 6-22-2015 | Charles Blow
    <p>Charles Blow asks important questions, "Who radicalized Roof? Who passed along the poison? We must never be lulled into a false belief that racism is dying off with older people."</p> <p>Hi. Perhaps I am being naively simplistic, however, I am thinking if more people, in particular single females, begin to responsibly raise children who are fairly happy kids, maturing into teens and adults who DO NOT flood popular music with lyrics depicting hate, disrespect, violence, poison drug sales, and very little respect for females who more often than not, are characterized as witches and bhoers, or less than human, undeserving of respect, much like the ignorant Americans of our past who embraced the human ignorance we call racism...</p>
  • The Confederate flag is "America's swastika"

    06/23/2015 4:16:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 23, 2015 | H.A. Goodman
    Mitt Romney stated recently that the Confederate flag was "a symbol of racial hatred" and asked that it be removed from South Carolina's capital to honor victims of Charleston's deadly church shooting. President Obama agreed with Romney and believes the Confederate flag "belongs in a museum." Even before Dylann Roof murdered nine African-Americans at a historically black church, Southern institutions had decided to part ways with this "symbol of racial hatred." According to former Ole Miss Chancellor Robert Khayat, the University of Mississippi chose to "disassociate" itself from the Confederate flag in the late 1990s and has prospered ever since.
  • A Holocaust Survivor Says Obama Got His Ideas From Hitler [VIDEO]

    06/22/2015 3:34:22 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    Joe for America ^ | 6/22/15 | Michael Becker
    Kitty Werthmann lived in Austria when Hitler marched his troops in and took over. She sees parallels between growing up in Austria and living in America for the last seven years. Those who forget – or don’t learn – history are doomed to repeat it. Hitler came to power in the depth of the depression, Obama came to power, in part, as the result of a deep recession. In addition, Hitler socialized health care, he went one step further than Obama, it was free for everyone in Germany. Hitler managed to confiscate virtually every gun in Germany, Obama would if...
  • Greenfield: Is Obama Supporting a Shiite ISIS?

    06/22/2015 2:44:33 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 11 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Monday, June 22, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, June 22, 2015 Is Obama Supporting a Shiite ISIS? Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Staff Sgt. Ahmed Altaie was the last American soldier to come home from Iraq. His body was turned over by Asaib Ahl al-Haq or The League of the Righteous; a Shiite terrorist group funded and trained by Iran. Altaie had been kidnapped, held for ransom and then killed. It was not Asaib Ahl al-Haq’s only kidnapping and murder of an American soldier. A year after Altaie’s kidnapping, its terrorists disguised themselves as Americans and abducted five of our soldiers in Karbala....
  • Exploiting the deaths of the South Carolina nine before they can be laid to rest

    06/22/2015 7:14:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/22/15 | Judi McLeod
    If Obama sincerely wanted to mothball the Confederate flag by hiding it in the obscurity of a museum, why did he wait seven years to turn on it? It’s not the trumped up battle over the 150-year-old Confederate flag that’s what the slaughter of nine victims at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is really all about. It’s that the flag protesters seek to make a flag flap transcend the deaths of nine people in church—bypassing those tragic deaths as though they never happened. For shame the tragedy was made political before even Susie Jackson, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, DePayne Doctor, Ethel...
  • The Offensive Flag of Truth

    06/21/2015 11:52:14 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 4 replies
    Self | 6/22/15 | Me
    Calling for the removal of the Confederate Flag from South Carolina’s Capitol in the wake of a national tragedy, the assigned symbol of one man’s hate and paranoia, is ironically both defensible and predictably shortsighted. What rabid activists conveniently forget is that the Confederate Flag – which still wavers at the behest of state law - was never derived as a proud beacon of slavery; after all, even at the height of the Antebellum period less than 2% of all Americans owned slaves. Slavery was a means to an end, an economic mechanism utilized to compete with foreign competitors and...
  • Teeth found near Tel Aviv point to a new prehistoric human species

    06/21/2015 10:29:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Ynet News ^ | June 20, 2015 | Dudi Goldman
    Researchers found four teeth in the Qesem Cave near Rosh Ha'ayin (not far from Tel Aviv), and they were astonished at test results that conclude the fossils to be some 400,000-years-old. The significance of this is that it's possible that the origin of prehistoric man is in Israel, and not in East Africa. And an additional surprise is that prehistoric man was mainly vegetarian and not carnivorous. The cave is 10 meters deep and its surface area is approximately 300 square meters. Researchers have been sifting through it for some 15 years to discover remains from prehistoric times. The ancient...
  • Movement Grows To Make June 27 ‘National Burn The Confederate Flag Day’

    06/21/2015 7:04:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 107 replies
    Reverb Press ^ | June 20, 2015 | Curtis F.
    The battle flag of Robert E. LeeÂ’s Army of Northern Virginia, which is the flag most commonly referred to as the Confederate flag, has long been a symbol that divides the country. While its display has always been contentious, renewed anger arose after Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old male who posed with the flag several times in his manifesto, went into CharlestonÂ’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church and murdered nine innocent people over their race. The furor over the flag was more pronounced due to the fact that it still flew high over South CarolinaÂ’s capital, less than a two-hour...
  • FLIGHT OF THE NIGHT WITCHES: WWII'S ALL-FEMALE (Russian) FIGHTING FORCE

    06/21/2015 2:57:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | June 21, 2015
    Night Witch commemorative stamps (Photo: toysworld.od.ua)In the Nazi-occupied Soviet Union, German soldiers had a very real fear of witches.Namely the Night Witches, an all-female squadron of bomber pilots who ran thousands of daring bombing raids with little more than wooden planes and the cover of night—and should be as celebrated as their male counterparts.This month marks the 73rd anniversary of the start of their pioneering service. In June of 1941, the Axis powers pushed into the Soviet Union using the largest invading force in the history of warfare. The infamous Operation Barbarossa saw over four million troops wade into Russia from...
  • Hillary an unethical, dishonest lawyer, a liar and conspirator says Watergate committee counsel

    06/21/2015 8:21:52 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/21/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Circulating throughout Conservative sites this week is information about Hillary being fired by her Watergate supervisor, US HOUSE Judiciary Watergate committee counsel Jerry Zeifman. A close analysis of this bold assertion puts the whole flap into real perspective. When asked in an interview why he terminated Hillary’s employment, Zeifman responded, “Because she was a liar. She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer; she conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the HOUSE, the rules of the committee and the rules on confidentiality.” A Rush Limbaugh transcript stays very close to this syntax. In an article written after a 2008 campaign...
  • Charleston Church Shooter says he was triggered by the Trayvon Martin Case

    06/21/2015 7:20:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 54 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    <p>The event that truly awakened me was the Trayvon Martin case. I kept hearing and seeing his name, and eventually I decided to look him up. I read the Wikipedia article and right away I was unable to understand what the big deal was. It was obvious that Zimmerman was in the right. But more importantly this prompted me to type in the words “black on White crime” into Google, and I have never been the same since that day. The first website I came to was the Council of Conservative Citizens. There were pages upon pages of these brutal black on White murders. I was in disbelief. At this moment I realized that something was very wrong. How could the news be blowing up the Trayvon Martin case while hundreds of these black on White murders got ignored?</p>
  • Rare King David-Era Inscription Discovered in Biblical City

    06/20/2015 8:45:01 PM PDT · by lbryce · 7 replies
    Live Science ^ | June 16, 2015 | Jeanna Bryner
    A 3,000-year-old ceramic jar discovered in pieces in Israel has been restored to reveal a rare inscription of the name of a biblical figure and ruler whose reign coincided with that of King David, archaeologists announced today (June 16). The pottery was found in an ancient city overlooking the Valley of Elah, where, as described in the Bible, the legendary David defeated Goliath. The inscription, the researchers found, read: Eshba'al Ben Bada', who the archaeologists say was likely an important person since his name was inscribed on a jar. (Eshba'al Ben Shaul ruled over Israel at the same time...
  • African American Festival Taking Place in Baltimore (Up to 350,000 to attend)

    06/20/2015 6:48:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Officials are expecting up to 350,000 people at the African American Festival this weekend in Baltimore. The festival is taking place Saturday and Sunday at the Camden Yards Sports Complex. The free event will include music, cultural exhibits, contests, health screenings and children's activities....
  • Gladiator Fights Revealed in Ancient Graffiti

    06/20/2015 5:58:55 PM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 19,2015 | Owen Jarus
    <p>Hundreds of graffiti messages engraved into stone in the ancient city of Aphrodisias, in modern-day Turkey, have been discovered and deciphered, revealing what life was like there over 1,500 years ago, researchers say.</p> <p>The graffiti touches on many aspects of the city's life, including gladiator combat, chariot racing, religious fighting and sex. The markings date to a time when the Roman and Byzantine empires ruled over the city.</p>
  • King With 100 Wives In Africa: Polygamist Ruler Says ‘Good For Culture,’ West Has It Wrong

    06/20/2015 3:45:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    StarPulse ^ | June 17, 2015 | Brad Ryder
    A debate has ensued about a polygamist king with 100 wives in Cameroon. To Abumbi II of Bafut, monarchs who take on multiple spouses in marriage do so to enrich the culture and protect the values of Africa's motherland. Abumbi has ruled his country for nearly 50 years. And during that time, he has amassed 100 wives. Of course, he didn't walk down the aisle with dozens of women all at once. Instead, according to longstanding customs, when an emperor (or fon) dies or is ousted, the ruler next in line is bequeathed his harem -- whether the women agree...
  • Gizmodo article accuses America of space imperialism during Apollo program

    06/19/2015 1:58:59 PM PDT · by Marcus · 8 replies
    Houston Space Examiner ^ | June 19, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    Gizmodo, as part of a series of stories about space, ran a piece on Thursday called ‘What is Stopping Us from Building Cities in Space? No, it’s not Tech.” The article attempts to examine some of the political impediments that have stymied the settlement of the high frontier. Unfortunately, the piece would have been more convincing had it not been for one rather glaring error. The piece suggested that the United States attempted to claim the moon as sovereign territory when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted the American flag at Tranquility Base on July 20, 1969. “So much of...
  • The Memorial to the Victims of Communism at Sighet

    06/19/2015 7:50:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/19/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Sighet Museum is a living monument to the cruelty of communism I was digging furiously through my book shelves, looking for one special volume which I had brought with me from Romania when I immigrated to the United States. After half an hour I found my May 1977 first edition of Romulus Rusan’s book, ‘Greyhound’s America’, published in Romanian during the brutal communist regime of Nicolae Ceausescu. I never understood how such a book that told the truth about life in the west escaped his publishing censor goons. I was going to finally find out as I was going to...
  • E! Network Paying Jenner for “Sex Change”

    06/18/2015 7:33:02 PM PDT · by kathsua · 37 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | June 18th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    The E! Network has destroyed the story by the actor formerly know as Bruce Jenner that his decision to adopt a female persona is a result of some feeling he really is a woman even though he still wants to have sex with them. E! is doing a series on Jenner’s transformation into a female character named Caitlyn. Now don’t we all feel sorry for Jenner having to take all that money to the bank. I wonder if he will be crying all the way to the bank
  • A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand [Charleston church shooting]

    06/18/2015 8:37:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    June 18, 2015 | Vanity
    I just heard a caller to a talk show say that since the Oklahoma City Federal Building bombing was Rush Limbaugh's fault, and since the Tucson shooting was Sarah Palin's fault, how long will it be before it can be said that the church shooting in Charleston can be blamed on people disrespecting Obama. Since Obama was elected he has taken every opportunity to divide and not unite this nation, and his race baiting buddies are taking advantage of the fallout, as is the Democratic Party - that call pretty much reflects what "community organizing" nurtures (caller didn't go into...
  • Greenfield: The Myth of Muslim Radicalization

    06/18/2015 5:06:20 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 9 replies
    FrontPage ^ | June 18, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Myth of Muslim Radicalization June 18, 2015 by Daniel Greenfield After some of its quarter of a million Muslims headed to join ISIS, Quebec decided the answer was a $2 million anti-radicalization center headed by a specialist in cultural sensitivity. But if you’re about to be beheaded by a masked ISIS Jihadist, a specialist in cultural sensitivity isn’t going to help you much. Western governments nevertheless keep rolling out their culturally sensitive approaches to fighting ISIS.The key element in Obama’s strategy for fighting ISIS isn’t the F-15E Strike Eagle, it’s a Twitter account run by a Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer...