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History (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • June 18 is the anniversary of the 1815 Battle of Waterloo: history, quotes a Lego re-enactment

    06/18/2018 6:18:39 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 5 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 06/17/2018 | Harpygoddess
    June 18 is the anniversary of the battle of Waterloo in 1815, in which British forces under the Duke of Wellington and the Prussians under Field Marshal Blücher decisively defeated the French under Napoleon to end the "Hundred Days Campaign." After the allies took Paris in March 1814, Napoleon was initially exiled to Elba. A year later, however, he returned to France amid great acclaim, re-entered Paris, declared himself emperor again, and retook command of the French armies to renew the struggle. Four days after the debacle at Waterloo - which Wellington described as "the nearest-run thing you ever saw...
  • Mueller Seeks to Withhold Evidence [semi-satire]

    06/17/2018 10:31:51 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 June 2018 | John Semmens
    One of the basic foundations of justice is that the accused has the right to see the evidence against him. One of the subterfuges of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election was his indictment of 13 foreign entities reputed to have used the Internet to inject anti-Clinton memes into the campaign. Lawyers for one of these entities showed up to answer the indictment and demanded to see the evidence against their client. Initially, Mueller pleaded for more time. The presiding judge denied an extension under the grounds that "an indictment surely wouldn't be filed...
  • Second Amendment Fight Protects More than Guns

    06/17/2018 5:09:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    People who talk and write about the Second Amendment focus on firearms. There is nothing wrong with that. Some people go off into the weeds on nuclear weapons, but the cost of obtaining one for non-state actors is prohibitive and covered in minute detail by thousands of pages of regulations. Consider the other end of the spectrum. That end is clearly covered by the Second Amendment. Consider how much protection the Second Amendment gives to items other than firearms. Items which are used and carried every day by tens, perhaps hundreds of millions of Americans. This was driven home...
  • DeepState Campaign Contribution to Keep America Great

    06/17/2018 5:07:40 AM PDT · by RobaWho
    Vanity ^ | 6/17/2018 | Rob C
    Judge Jeanine summarized last week’s #SwampNews with a brilliant, single sentence; “The IG Report was nothing more than than a whitewash of the deep state, by the deep state.’ In my opinion, the unintended consequences of these virulent keystone DC cops attempting to minimize and rationalize their blatant criminality will actually equate to a $100 million or greater, in-kind campaign contribution securing President Trump’s reelection - and of most candidates who proudly and without fear, stand with our President. The rank arrogance and utter contempt of American citizens, as reflected in this IG Report and further amplified by unhinged media...
  • Comey Says IG Report Exonerates Him [semi-satire]

    06/16/2018 10:56:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 June 2018 | John Semmens
    After a thorough reading of the summary section of the Department of Justice Inspector General’s Report, former FBI Director James Comey announced that “it clears me of all potential charges. I respect the DOJ IG office, which is why I urged them to do this review.” “I think with the passage of time historians and the general public will gain an appreciation for the unprecedented situation the FBI had to face,” Comey added. “On the one hand, we had a presidential candidate who played fast-and-loose with a number of federal rules and regulations presenting us in the FBI with a...
  • Magna Carta was signed on June 15, 1215: quotes, Horrible Histories, Monty Python, Mark Steyn.

    06/15/2018 1:09:31 PM PDT · by harpygoddess · 13 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 06/14/2018 | Harpygoddess
    The Magna Carta (the "Great Charter"), the basis of the thesis that leaders are not above the law, the beginning of the path from absolute monarchy to the rule of law, and an important foundation of our Anglo-Saxon liberties, was signed on June 15, 1215 by England's King John at Runnymede, south of London. John, the youngest son of Henry II, reigned from 1199 to 1216 and aroused fierce opposition in both the nobility and the church for his high-handed authoritarianism. The resulting bloodless rebellion ended when John - under compulsion - signed the Great Charter, drafted in Latin by...
  • Trump says North Korea has already started to return remains of missing US troops from Korean War

    06/15/2018 6:15:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The New Jersey Herald ^ | June 15, 2018 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says North Korea has already started to return remains of missing US troops from Korean War....
  • June 14 in military history

    06/14/2018 9:39:47 AM PDT · by fugazi · 8 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | June 14, 2018 | Chris Carter
    1775: Following the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the Second Continental Congress establishes the Continental Army. Ten rifle companies are formed: six from Pennsylvania, two from Maryland, and two from Virginia. The force is disbanded after the American Revolution, but in 1792, President George Washington forms the Legion of the United States – the nation’s first “professional” fighting force – renamed the United States Army in 1796. 1777: Congress formally declares the “Stars and Stripes” as the official flag of the thirteen United States. The declaration resolves that it consists of “thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union...
  • Flashback: Clinton Administration Suspended Joint Military Training with South Korea

    06/13/2018 12:14:18 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter
    True Pundit ^ | True Pundit Staff
    President Donald Trump isn’t the first president to call off joint military exercises with South Korea in order to appease North Korea. The Clinton administration deferred a U.S.-South Korea military exercise to persuade North Korea to allow inspection of its nuclear facilities in April 1994.
  • June 13 in military history

    06/13/2018 11:46:16 AM PDT · by fugazi · 9 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | June 13, 2018 | Chris Carter
    1777: Marquis de Lafayette lands in South Carolina, having crossed the Atlantic on a ship that the 19-year-old French officer purchased with his own money. He soon makes fast friends with Gen. George Washington and the Continental Congress, and is offered a commission as a major general. 1917: Taking off from bases in Belgium, German Gotha bombers target London for the first time. Hundreds of civilians are killed and the air raids would continue, virtually unopposed, for the next month. 1942: While patrolling a beach on New York's Long Island, Coast Guardsman John C. Cullen catches four German saboteurs posing...
  • Independence, John Locke and Article V

    06/13/2018 1:04:22 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 3 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | June 13th 2018 | Rodney Dodsworth
    When the time arrived to put independence into writing, our Founders embraced the principles of John Locke (1632-1704). Given the simplicity of Locke’s fundamentals and the popularity of his works as 18th century events cascaded into our Revolution, one doesn’t need a PhD in philosophy to grasp the elements of his theory. America would do well to relearn the precepts of the man who so influenced our revolutionary era, for within his framework is the salvation of the American experiment in free government. In his Two Treatises of Government, Locke’s starting point was not seriously questioned in America until recent...
  • June 12: today in military history

    06/12/2018 7:36:36 AM PDT · by fugazi · 4 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | June 12, 2018 | Chris Carter
    1775: British Gen. Thomas Gage declares that the city of Boston is under martial law until the colonists repay for the tea they destroyed during the Boston Tea Party. Gage will pardon all colonists who lay down their arms except Samuel Adams and John Hancock, who are to be hanged. Meanwhile, British ships arrive at Machiasport (present-day Machias, Maine) to commandeer a load of lumber for the construction of barracks during the colonists' Siege of Boston. 31 militia members, led by Jeremiah O'Brien, board the merchant ship Unity and engage the British armed sloop HMS Margaretta. After an hour of...
  • I'm done with Mark Levin

    06/11/2018 4:41:57 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 115 replies
    EEE | 11 JUNE 2018 | EEE
    Mark Levin calling Trump's trade and economic advisers "idiots" in the first hour. Then he drones on and on about how having a trade deficit is supposed to be good for consumers and belittling other conservative talk radio hosts as "It depends" rather than discussing free markets. Does he not know that this is a negotiation tactic of Trump and the goal here is to make trade policies better for everyone involved? Of course he doesn't, because at heart he's a Never Trumper who is secretly hoping Trump fails so that some massive conservative movement will rise up and elect...
  • June 11 in Military History

    06/11/2018 3:55:19 PM PDT · by fugazi · 10 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | June 11, 2018 | Chris Carter
    1871: Rear Adm. John Rodgers’ Asiatic Squadron lands 650 sailors and Marines on the Korean Peninsula. The force storms the Citadel, later known as Fort McKee, and after 15 minutes of fierce close combat, 243 Koreans lay dead and the American flag flies over the fortress. 1903: U.S. Military Academy cadet Douglas MacArthur graduates at the top of his class and receives his commission as a second lieutenant in the Engineer Corps. His father Arthur served as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army and earned the Medal of Honor during the Civil War, and the MacArthurs own the distinction...
  • Last Man Standing – Congress v. The Deep State

    06/11/2018 1:37:44 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 10 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | June 11th 2018 | Rodney Dodsworth
    What is the purpose of Congress? It is to do its part per the Preamble of our Constitution to help form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty for themselves and future generations. To these ends, the Constitution charges Congress with certain legislative powers. Amid the frustrating and year-long slow walking of documents to Congress, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, on behalf of fellow Deep State conspirators, contemptuously told Congress early last month, “The Department of Justice is not going to be extorted.”...
  • Bill Would Require All Guns to Be Licensed by Feds [semi-satire]

    06/09/2018 12:44:26 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 19 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 June 2018 | John Semmens
    Illinois Democrats Rep. Bobby Rush and Sen. Tammy Duckworth have introduced a bill that would make it a crime for anyone to own a gun without a federally issued license. The bill is based on the Illinois Firearm Owners Identification card program, which Rush claims "has worked for more than 50 years to prevent gun violence in my state." While the touted "success" of the Illinois program seems to be regularly contradicted by the gun fatality statistics in the state's largest city, Duckworth asserts that we should "imagine how much worse things would've been in Chicago without the gun owners...
  • Venezuela First to Join Caricom Fight for Slavery Reparations

    06/08/2018 10:19:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    teleSUR ^ | May 10, 2018 | La Radio del SUR
    Gaining international recognition is the first step in securing global reparations for the descendants of African slaves. Venezuela is joining the Caribbean Community (Caricom) in the fight for global slavery reparations, discussing appropriate compensation for centuries of injustice. During a speech entitled 'Reparations of Resistance to Action,' Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza urged Latin America and colonizing countries to assume responsibility for past wrongs which affected Africans and their ancestors around the world. The Venezuelan government is working to guarantee that the social rights of residents of African descent are respected, and officials have opened the floor to dialogue for...
  • Three Stories of Bravery in Soviet Armenia—With a Twist

    06/07/2018 6:29:02 AM PDT · by Thistooshallpass9 · 1 replies
    On this episode, we discuss three remarkable yet mostly forgotten stories of bravery last occurred in the 1970s and 80s in Soviet Armenia—and a twist that connects them.
  • Trump is right about the War of 1812

    06/06/2018 2:24:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The New Republic ^ | June 6, 2018 | Jeet Heer
    Trump is right about the War of 1812.In late May, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a crotchety phone argument about trade with President Donald Trump. As CNN reports, Trudeau objected to the idea that Canada was a “national security” problem (the legal justification for the tariffs Trump was introducing). Trump responded, “Didn’t you guys burn down the White House?” Trump was referring to the famous burning of Washington conducted during the War of 1812. (The event actually took place in 1814). Pedants immediately jumped in to accuse Trump of an error. After all, wasn’t the torching of the White...
  • Guns Haven’t Changed in America. People Have.

    06/06/2018 12:20:58 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 25 replies
    The Daily Signal-Commentary ^ | June 6, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    Having enjoyed my 82nd birthday, I am part of a group of about 50 million Americans who are 65 years of age or older. Those who are 90 or older were in school during the 1930s. My age cohort was in school during the 1940s. Baby boomers approaching their 70s were in school during the 1950s and early ’60s. Try this question to any one of those 50 million Americans who are 65 or older: Do you recall any discussions about the need to hire armed guards to protect students and teachers against school shootings? Do you remember school policemen...