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  • 'It was a massacre': Native Americans reveal how they REALLY feel about Thanksgiving(BARF ALERT)

    11/26/2015 12:22:48 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 63 replies
    The ^ | 26 November 2015 | By Erica Tempesta and Valerie Siebert For
    The celebration of Thanksgiving may be a beloved tradition, but one group of Native Americans has revealed what the holiday really means to them in a moving video series that dispels the historical inaccuracies and stereotypes associated with their culture. As part of's One Word video series, a group of men and women from the Native American community have shared their thoughts on the words: Thanksgiving, Christopher Columbus, reservation and redskins. And while many of the men and women agree that the 'redskins' is an 'offensive' and 'racist' term, the group shared different opinions about what it means to...
  • Wartime female pilot's glider flight - aged 100

    11/26/2015 10:02:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 8 replies ^ | November 22, 2015 | Ben_Falconer
    Wartime female pilot's glider flight - aged 100 By Ben_Falconer | Posted: November 22, 2015 Jill Farquarson was an ATA flyer VIEW GALLERY Comments (0) Glider pilots have honoured a 100-year-old wartime hero by taking her back up in to the skies. When former Air Transport Auxiliary flyer Jill Farquarson visited Cotswold Gliding Club's Aston Down airfield near Stroud in August, members discovered her heroic past and took her for a flight. She was one of just 168 women who ferried all kinds of planes all over the country, often with precious little prior knowledge, during the Second World War....
  • George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

    11/26/2015 9:02:16 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 4 replies
    October 1789 | George Washington
    George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor-- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness. Now...

    11/26/2015 6:31:04 AM PST · by knarf · 32 replies
    youtube ^ | Thanksgiving Day 2015 | knarf
    The Movie The Song (illustrated) Happy Thanksgiving to all who can remember these days .... and those that can't .... 'cause we all seem to have survived ... or y'woody'nt (get it?) be her in FR
  • Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - 1945

    11/26/2015 4:51:30 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 27, 2014 | David W. Haas, M.D.
    MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE – 1945 Friends and family- This home movie is of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1945 in New York City. World War II had just ended several months earlier. The parade had been suspended the prior 3 years due to the need for rubber and helium in the war effort. The movie was filmed by my grandfather, William Whitman, Sr. on 16mm film, and the music is by my daughter, Anna Haas. I hope you enjoy... David
  • The Strange Case of the Secular Progressive-Islamist Alliance

    11/25/2015 9:20:26 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 25 Nov, 2015 | Marvin Folkertsma
    One of the frequently cited quips in the halls of Congress is that politics makes for strange bedfellows, meaning that some alliances between Democrats and Republicans, especially given today's toxic environment in Washington, are hard to fathom. However, perhaps even more difficult to understand is the strange affinity that has developed over the past two decades between Islamists – radical Muslims – and the American progressive movement, or what Michael Walsh has termed the "unholy left." At first glance, the two entities seem utterly different – one proceeding from the darker recesses of Islamic culture, and the other a seemingly...
  • Is this man DB Cooper? Author believes missing Michigan father of four...

    11/25/2015 6:56:18 PM PST · by LucyT · 62 replies UK ^ | 25 November 2015 | Reporter
    Most Americans have heard of the case of DB Cooper, who is accused of pulling off the only plane hijacking in the history of the United States that has never been solved. Now, 44 years after the brazen air heist, a Michigan author has put forward a new theory linking the mystery of DB Cooper to an obscure missing person case involving a married father of four who vanished two years before the skyjacking and was never heard from again. Over the years, the facts of the skyjacking history have become the stuff of legends: on November 24, 1971, a...
  • George Washingtons Thanksgiving Proclamation

    11/25/2015 4:54:37 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 5 replies
    October 3, 1789 | George Washington
    Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor-- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness. Now therefore I do recommend...
  • The Meaning of Paris

    11/25/2015 10:55:41 AM PST · by crusher · 11 replies
    personal correspondence | 11/22/2015 | crusher
    I was recently asked my opinion about the current state of affairs, and thought some of you might be interested. Or not. ===================================================== Hi Cousin You asked my thoughts about Paris, so here they are. What we are seeing is not a clash of civilizations, but rather a clash between civilization and barbarism. Paris is but the latest consequence of The West 1) failing to recognize/address barbarism, and 2) losing faith in civilization itself. In short, Paris is the well-deserved consequence of The West's aggregate contempt for its own Christian heritage. G.K. Chesterton once said that when a people no...
  • Continental Congress Thanksgiving Proclamation 1778

    11/25/2015 10:20:56 AM PST · by DaveyB · 3 replies
    Pilgim Hall ^ | 1778 | Continental Congress
    1778 By the United States in Congress assembled. A PROCLAMATION. It having pleased Almighty God, through the course of the present year, to bestow great and manifold mercies on the people of these United States; and it being the indispensable duty of all men gratefully to acknowledge their obligations to Him for benefits received: Resolved, That it be, and hereby is recommended to the legislative or executive authority of each of the said states, to appoint Wednesday, the 30th day of December next, to be observed as a day of public thanksgiving and praise, that all the people may, with...
  • The Real Thanksgiving Story: A Failed Experiment in Socialism

    11/25/2015 5:18:27 AM PST · by Mechanicos · 16 replies
    Lake Country Now ^ | Nov. 23, 2011 | Amy L. Geiger-Hemmer
    In the middle of December 1620 the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, leaving behind the sinfulness of the “old world” to make a “new Jerusalem” in America. Three years later, in November 1623, they had a great feast thanking God for getting them through an earlier famine, and now for a bountiful crop. What had created the earlier famine and then the bountiful crops? The story is told in the diary of Governor Bradford, who was one of the elders of that early Puritan colony. At first, they decided to turn their back on all the institutions of the England...
  • Searching for the Original 9-11-2001 Thread

    11/24/2015 9:22:11 PM PST · by abigkahuna · 51 replies
    Vanity | Nov 24 2015 | abigkahuna
    I am searching for the original threads on September 11th. I have a couple bookmarked. The reason I am searching is that perhaps there were contemporary posts at the time Muslims were scene celebrating the destruction of the Twin Towers within those threads. There might even be video links involved, though no doubt dead links by now. Who knows? Thanks for the help. It is interesting to read the real time posts of that day...
  • Trump's Appeal as American as Andrew Jackson

    11/24/2015 2:03:10 PM PST · by freddy005 · 25 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 11/24/15 | Rich Lowry
    Trump's Appeal as American as Andrew Jackson After the Paris attack, conventional wisdom held that Republican voters would finally turn away from political outsiders and reward candidates representing sobriety and experience. No one stopped to consider that, actually, voters might be drawn to the guy who memorably said of ISIS that he would “bomb the [expletive] out of them.” Not only has Donald Trump not been hurt by Paris, he has bumped up in the aftermath (Ben Carson, on the other hand, has indeed dropped). The cliché about Trump is that he’s defying the laws of political gravity. If Trump...
  • Anyone Watching Hussein and Hollande Spew This "Syrians Are Coming Anyway",Crap??

    11/24/2015 9:17:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Every Stinking Network | sff
    Makes me sick listening to him try and lecture us on tolerance when he is the most INTOLERANT regarding dissent.
  • Percival Mackey & His Band "Mercenary Mary Selections" on UK Columbia 9062 (1925)

    11/23/2015 9:22:06 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan
    YouTube ^ | 1925 | Percival Mackey
    Percival Mackey & His Band plays "Mercenary Mary Selections" on UK Columbia 9062, issued in 1925. Mercenary Mary is a musical comedy with book and lyrics by William B. Friedlander & Isabel Leighton. Music is by Con Conrad & William B. Friedlander. The show was more popular in England than in America. The New York opening was at the Longacre Theatre on April 13, 1925. It closed in New York after 136 performances. In England it opened at the London Hippodrome on October 7, 1925, running for 262 performances.
  • Exposed: Obama's Love for Jihadis and Hate for Christians

    11/23/2015 6:48:18 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 23 Nov, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    President Obama recently lashed out against the idea of giving preference to Christian refugees, describing it as "shameful." "That's not American. That's not who we are. We don't have religious tests to our compassion," loftily added the American president. Accordingly, the administration is still determined to accept 10,000 more Syrian refugees, almost all of whom will be Muslim, despite the fact that some are ISIS operatives, while many share the ISIS worldview (as explained below).
  • An Archive of 10,000 Cylinder Recordings Readied for the Spotify Era

    11/23/2015 6:22:37 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 25 replies
    Hyperallergic ^ | Claire Voon
    From cakewalks to carols, historic sounds of all kinds are preserved at the University of California, Santa Barbara's Cylinder Audio Archive, home to a vast collection of recordings. The UCSB Library first made this archive available online in 2005, but it recently launched a new websitethat now features over 10,000 cylinder recordings - all available to download or stream online for free. Cylinders, as the website explains, are what people listened to "before MP3s, CDs, cassettes and vinyl records - First made of tinfoil, then wax and plastic, cylinder recordings, commonly the size and shape of a soda can, were...
  • Tel Gezer Water System Built by Canaanites?

    11/23/2015 11:10:00 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | November 19, 2015 | Henry Curtis Pelgrift
    Gezer is mentioned in a well-known passage in the Hebrew Bible that states that Solomon used forced labor "to build the wall of Jerusalem, Hazor, Megiddo, [and] Gezer" (1 Kings 9:15)... at Hazor, Megiddo and Gezer... most of the structures clearly belong to the Iron Age. In contrast, the water system at Tel Gezer has now been dated by project archaeologists to a much earlier period -- the MBA -- with a date as early as 2000 B.C... Gezer is also the site of massive fortifications and other structures dating to the MBA -- in addition to the Iron Age...
  • Syphilis widespread in Central Europe even before Columbus' voyage to America

    11/23/2015 9:54:22 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Journal of Biological and Clinical Anthropology via Health Canal ^ | November 19, 2015 | Johanna Sophia Gaul, Karl Grossschmidt, Christian Gusenbauer and Fabian Kanz
    In 1495, a "new" disease spread throughout Europe: syphilis. Christopher Columbus was said to have brought this sexually transmitted disease back from his voyage to America. At least, that has been the accepted theory up until now. Using morphological and structural evidence, researchers from the Department of Forensic Medicine and the Center for Anatomy and Cell Biology (bone laboratory) at MedUni Vienna have now identified several cases of congenital syphilis dating back to as early as 1320 AD in skeletons from excavations at the cathedral square of St. Polten, Austria... Congenital syphilis, which is passed from a pregnant mother to...
  • The Swedish K Gun Was Commandos’ Friend in Vietnam

    11/23/2015 9:41:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 22, 2015 | Mike Perry
    The nine-millimeter Carl Gustav M/45 submachine gun occupies a unique place in United States Special Forces history for, during the Vietnam War, it was often chosen over the then troublesome M-16 series by members looking for a reliable, controllable and reasonably accurate weapon at short ranges.
  • Why We Are Afraid, A 1400 Year Secret, by Dr Bill Warner

    11/23/2015 9:28:12 AM PST · by SaraJohnson · 21 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8/31/12 | Dr. Bill Warner
    This is a fascinating presentation of the history of Islam's conquest throughout the world.
  • The Objectification of Muslims in America (barf alert)

    11/22/2015 6:08:50 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 22 Nov, 2015 | Emma Green
    The first Muslims who came to the United States were likely African slaves. Later, in the middle of the 19th century, Muslims emigrated from the territories that would become Syria and Lebanon and settled in places like Ohio and Michigan. They arrived around the same time as many Jews from Eastern Europe, and just a few decades after many Catholics came from Ireland. And yet, discussions about Muslims in the United States are not the same as most discussions of Catholics or Jews or other religious minorities. It has been a little more than a week since the attacks in...
  • Was Titanic inquiry scuppered by the Freemasons?

    11/22/2015 5:45:16 PM PST · by markomalley · 31 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/22/15 | John Bingham and Victoria Ward
    The inquiry into the sinking of the Titanic may have been influenced by the Freemasons, new evidence suggests. A secret archive containing the names of two million Freemasons have been made public for the first time which reveals extensive Masonic involvement in the controversial British investigation into the catastrophe. It confirms that not only the judge who oversaw the British Wreck Commissioner’s inquiry into the disaster and leading investigators, but also even some of those who escaped censure were all Freemasons. While a US Senate inquiry into the sinking savaged the White Star Line and singled out the British...
  • Saints and Strangers

    11/22/2015 9:21:11 AM PST · by Sparky1776 · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sept 24, 2015 | National Geographic
    Get the first look of Saints & Strangers, a two-night event coming to National Geographic on Sunday, November 22, at 9/8c.
  • Winnie-the-Pooh's skull on display at London museum

    11/22/2015 7:30:34 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 4 replies
    upi ^ | Nov. 20, 2015 | Daniel Uria
    LONDON, - The skull of the bear that inspired popular children's book character Winnie-the-Pooh was put on display for the first time at a museum in London. The Royal College of Surgeons placed the skull on display at the Hunterian Museum to allow patrons to learn about the real life bear that inspired author A.A. Milne's classic series of children's stories. "Her story and presence in our collection are a reminder of how learning about animal health can enhance our understanding and care for species around the world," said Director of Museums and Archives Sam Alberti. Alberti went on to...
  • Before Japan ate raw fish, there was himono

    11/22/2015 6:40:44 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | Nov 20, 2015 | Makiko Itoh
    Japan is famous as a nation that loves raw seafood. But dried fish has a much longer history here and has played an important role in Japanese society for hundreds of years. There are basically two kinds of dried fish products in Japan. The first, which goes by various names, is dried (sometimes after fermenting) for a long period until it’s rock-hard and keeps very well, such as katsuobushi, fermented and dried skipjack tuna or bonito that is shaved like wood and used in dashi stock. The other type is usually called himono (roughly translates as “dried things”), which is...
  • Missing Planes - WW2 Aircraft Wrecks part 1

    11/22/2015 5:27:36 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 21, 2014 | Wartime Wrecks
    This video contains images of military aircraft shot down, missing during the World War II and found nowadays. Some aircraft have been restored and can fly again!
  • American Revolutionary War Ballad: Free America

    11/22/2015 1:20:10 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Uploaded on Feb 20, 2011
    American Revolutionary Song by Dr. Joseph Warren
  • Millennial

    11/21/2015 10:27:39 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    Urban Dictionary ^ | July 14, 2010 | the Witter
    Millennial Special little snowflake. Born between 1982 and 1994 this generation is something special, cause Mom and Dad and their 5th grade teacher Mrs. Winotsky told them so. Plus they have a whole shelf of participation trophies sitting at home so it has to be true. They believe themselves to be highly intelligent, the teachers and lecturers constantly gave them "A"'s in order to keep Mom and Dad from complaining to the Dean. Unfortunately, nobody explained to them the difference between and education and grade inflation so they tend to demonstrate poor spelling and even poorer grammar. At work, millennials...
  • Original Havana Band "Great Camp Meeting" Noble Sissle song 1929

    11/21/2015 7:55:08 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1929 | Noble Sissle
    Original Havana Band plays the Noble Sissle song "Great Camp Meeting," recorded on January 14, 1929.
  • Inside the surreal world of the Islamic State’s propaganda machine

    11/21/2015 7:53:37 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 20 Nov, 2015 | Greg Miller and Souad Mekhennet
    RABAT, MOROCCO — The assignments arrive on slips of paper, each bearing the black flag of the Islamic State, the seal of the terrorist group’s media emir, and the site of that day’s shoot. “The paper just gives you the location,” never the details, said Abu Hajer al-Maghribi, who spent nearly a year as a cameraman for the Islamic State. Sometimes the job was to film prayers at a mosque, he said, or militants exchanging fire. But, inevitably, a slip would come with the coordinates to an unfolding bloodbath. For Abu Hajer, that card told him to drive two hours...
  • "Lucille" Johnny Marvin & His Orchestra on Perfect 15536 (1931)

    11/21/2015 7:38:36 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1931 | Johnny Marvin and his Orchestra
    "Lucille" is performed by Johnny Marvin & His Orchestra on Perfect 15536, recorded on October 8, 1931.
  • Is The NRA The Only Civil Rights Group In America That Still Matters?

    11/21/2015 4:15:12 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 20 Nov, 2015 | Bob Owens
    The mainstream media is—once again—carrying out a nakedly partisan attack on the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, the National Rifle Association. This time the mainstream “news” organizations are attempting to assert that the NRA is a bunch of radicals that is so “gun crazy” that they even support terrorists buying guns. The Daily News made that absurd claim earlier in the week, and the network of Dan Rather is doing so today. Reality, of course, is something quite different. The National Rifle Association is both a firearms training organization and a civil rights group, and opposes long-running Democrat attempts to...
  • 1855

    11/21/2015 11:35:55 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 180 replies
    Bleeding Kansas: Contested Liberty in the Civil War Era | 2004 | Nicole Etcheson
    Before when free-soil men invoked the right of revolution in defense of their political rights, proslavery men condemned them for defying the legitimate government. But proslavery men feared the loss of their right to own slaves as much as free soilers feared the loss of the right to exclude slavery. At Hickory Point, [Kansas] a squabble over land claims ignited these political quarrels. A settler named Franklin M. Coleman had been squatting on land abandoned by some Hoosiers, who subsequently sold the claim to Jacob Branson, another Hoosier. In late 1854, when Branson informed Coleman of his legal claim and...
  • New clues emerge about the earliest known Americans

    11/21/2015 10:27:26 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    Vanderbilt U ^ | November 18, 2015 | Liz Entman
    The stone tools discovered by the team were similar to what Dillehay had previously found at Monte Verde. Many were simple unifacial tools -- meaning they were worked on only one side of the stone, to create a sharp edge -- though some of the younger tools and projectile points indicate bifacial technologies... The bones tended to be small fragments, broken and scorched, indicating that the animals had been cooked. They often came from very large animals, like prehistoric llamas or mastodons, as well as smaller creatures like prehistoric deer and horses. The Monte Verde site was unlikely to have...
  • Deer Mountain

    11/21/2015 7:35:44 AM PST · by HughHefner
    Moi | Yours Truly
    Why the War in Kurdistan Matters - John Gallagher We live in a society that’s grown around a very basic philosophical principle: That the world around us can be understood using our senses and our minds. From this simple insight comes the moral revelation that all human beings are equal in this capacity, and therefore equal in dignity. This radical idea was the turning point in human history, before which all civilizations had been dominated by the idea that class hierarchies and racism were perfectly justified according to the revealed wisdom of ancient texts, and sanctified by holy men with...
  • The Chickens of Communism Have Come Home to Roost(She knows the drill)

    11/21/2015 8:27:08 AM PST · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 11/21/2015 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The chickens of intolerance and communist social justice have come home to roost on the American campus. Decades of Marxist indoctrination by the vaunted communist academia are finally paying off—our cultural heritage is replaced by cultural Marxism and primitive cultures that are deemed superior to ours and worshipped. Academia has been blotting out the past and revising history for a while but with increased vengeance since Jimmy Carter founded the U.S. Department of Education on October 17, 1979. Our children’s education has depreciated considerably as evidenced by test scores and the quality of mis-educated youth in our country who can...
  • The Bizarre Disappearance (And Bizarre Return) of Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson

    11/21/2015 8:08:11 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies ^ | Cheryl Eddy
    Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson became a superstar after founding her church in 1923 Los Angeles; her Foursquare Gospel teachings still have millions of followers today. But she made her mark on history beyond religion, too—by mysteriously vanishing for five weeks at the height of her fame. It happened in May 1926, when the 36-year-old had already been a bona fide celebrity for years. And it had been a hard road to get to that point—her early life had been anything but easy. Born in Canada, she’d married Irish Pentecostal preacher Robert Semple after meeting him at a revival when she...
  • Why the War in Kurdistan Matters

    11/21/2015 7:35:43 AM PST · by GeorgieCavendish · 6 replies
    Pastebin ^ | November 3 | John Gallagher
    Why the War in Kurdistan Matters - John Gallagher We live in a society that’s grown around a very basic philosophical principle: That the world around us can be understood using our senses and our minds. From this simple insight comes the moral revelation that all human beings are equal in this capacity, and therefore equal in dignity. This radical idea was the turning point in human history, before which all civilizations had been dominated by the idea that class hierarchies and racism were perfectly justified according to the revealed wisdom of ancient texts, and sanctified by holy men with...
  • America's Potential Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution

    11/21/2015 7:18:29 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 21 Nov, 2015 | Dennis P. Halpin
    Supporters of free speech and basic civility throughout the world watched in horror for a decade as Chinese university campuses descended into violent chaos during the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. Respected professors were shouted down, subjected to public shaming that included being paraded through the streets in dunce caps, and forced to attend public “struggle sessions” which included torture. Anne Thurston recounted the use of the “airplane” maneuver in her work Enemies of the People:
  • For centuries, Islam and Christianity were locked in a brutal conflict most have forgotten.

    11/21/2015 3:58:36 AM PST · by Kartographer · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/21/12 | Tom Holland
    Unsurprisingly, then, during the 8th century, Muslims began to conceive of the world as divided between the House of Islam and a Christian 'House of War', sinister in its disbelief, obdurate in its defiance of the message of the Holy Koran. Sayings became attributed to Muhammad which cast warfare in the cause of the Muslim God as a duty of the Faithful, such as: 'I was ordered to fight all men until they say, 'There is no god but Allah.' ' Slaughtering Christians was cast not merely as an option for dutiful Muslims, but as a positive obligation. One veteran...
  • Transcript of Sherman Anti-Trust Act (1890)

    11/20/2015 2:35:45 PM PST · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 11 replies
    An act to protect trade and commerce against unlawful restraints and monopolies. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Sec. 1. Every contract, combination in the form of trust or other- wise, or conspiracy, in restraint of trade or commerce among the several States, or with foreign nations, is hereby declared to be illegal. Every person who shall make any such contract or engage in any such combination or conspiracy, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction thereof, shall be punished by fine not...
  • Science Fiction and Communist Reality

    11/20/2015 10:47:55 AM PST · by Twotone · 2 replies
    Foundation for Economic Freedom ^ | Nov. 20, 2015 | Lawrence W. Reed
    Polish science fiction writer Stanislaw Lem (1921-2006) "skillfully dissected the 20th century's foolhardy efforts to create utopias by stifling individuality and economic freedoms." So said cultural critic Bruce Edward Walker. Lem was best known internationally as author of the classic Solaris - twice adapted for the silver screen - but the majority of his fiction featured damning allegories against the suppression of the human spirit.
  • The Roots of American Prosperity

    11/20/2015 7:11:31 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 14 replies
    Trevor Grant ^ | 11/20/15 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Ask most Americans what was the most important document produced in 1776 and almost no one would answer with Adam Smith’s An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (more commonly known as The Wealth of Nations). However, some would argue that Smith’s work had more of a global impact than even the Declaration of Independence. The first edition of The Wealth of Nations sold out in six months. It would have an almost immediate impact on government financial policy, and is considered by many to be the most important treatise on economics ever written. Adam...
  • The Backfire Bomber Is Russia’s ‘Carrier Killer’

    11/20/2015 6:21:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 19, 2015 | Dave Majumdar
    The Russian air force conducted another massive strategic bomber raid on Daesh targets in Syria yesterday. As before, the Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack and Tu-95MS bombers played a prominent role, however, the supersonic Tu-22M3 Backfire bombers conducted the majority of the attacks. “A squadron of Tu-22M3 long-range bombers made airstrikes against six ISIS facilities in the provinces of Raqqah and Deir Ezzor. They engaged depots with weapons and ammunition, mass concentrations of military hardware, training camps and workshops producing explosives,” reads a statement from the Russian defense ministry.
  • "Until You Get Somebody Else" George Olsen & His Music vocal Fran Frey (1928)

    11/20/2015 3:48:21 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 2 replies
    Victor Talking Machine Co. ^ | 1928 | George Olsen and his Music
    "Until You Get Somebody Else" is played by George Olsen & His Music. Vocal is by Fran Frey. Issued in 1928.
  • 4,000 coins found in Roman treasure trove in Swiss orchard

    11/19/2015 11:59:36 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Thursday 19 November 2015 | Agence France-Presse
    A trove of more than 4,000 bronze and silver coins dating back to ancient Rome, uncovered this summer in the orchard of a fruit and vegetable farmer, has been described as one of the biggest treasures of this kind found in Switzerland. The huge hoard of coins, buried about 1,700 years ago and weighing 15kg (33lb), was discovered in Ueken, in Switzerland’s northern canton of Aargau, after the farmer spotted some shimmering green coins on a molehill in his cherry orchard... On Thursday the archaeological service announced that after months of digs, 4,166 coins had been found at the site,...
  • Syria's war: Who is fighting and why

    11/19/2015 5:05:23 PM PST · by Borges · 4 replies
    Vox ^ | 10/14/2015
    This seems reasonably accurate and informative. There are so many players on the board that it's hard to keep track of who is fighting who. What a mess!
  • Galactic Monster Mystery Revealed in Ancient Universe [Galaxies that shouldn't exist!]

    11/19/2015 12:26:11 PM PST · by Red Badger · 34 replies ^ | Nov 19, 2015 07:00 AM ET | by Ian O'Neill Source: ESO
    ESO's VISTA survey telescope has spied a horde of previously hidden massive galaxies that existed when the Universe was in its infancy. By discovering and studying more of these galaxies than ever before, astronomers have for the first time found out exactly when such monster galaxies first appeared. The newly discovered massive galaxies are marked on this image of the UltraVISTA field. [RED CIRCLES] ================================================================================================================ Astronomers have detected something baffling at the furthest frontiers of our observable universe: massive galaxies -- lots of massive galaxies -- that shouldn't even exist. Depending on the wavelength you observe the universe in,...
  • Some Historical "Revision" questions to ponder.

    11/19/2015 9:26:06 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 92 replies
    19 Nov 2015 | US Navy Vet
    Please put your comments below...