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  • 170-year-old champagne recovered from shipwreck still delicious, tasters say

    04/20/2015 7:38:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    sciencerecorder.com ^ | Delila James
    Biochemist Phillipe Jeandet.... who has analyzed the early 19-century bubbly, says there were surprising amounts of copper and iron in the wine. The copper most likely came from copper sulfate, which vintners used to kill mildew and fungus on growing grape vines, the report said. The nails used to hold the wooden storage barrels together probably account for the liquid’s high iron content, he said. Even after 170 years lying some 165 feet deep in the ancient sunken cargo vessel, the champagne corks had not deteriorated because, scientists say, there was liquid both inside and out. And, according to Andrew...
  • South Iceland Cave Made before Settlement

    04/20/2015 1:42:26 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Iceland Review ^ | April 17, 2015 | Eyglo Svala Arnarsdottir
    Archaeologist Kristján Ahronson has concluded that Kverkarhellir, a manmade cave between waterfall Seljalandsfoss and farm Seljaland in South Iceland, was partly created around 800 AD, before the settlement of Iceland, which, according to sources, began in 874... “Kverkahellir, along with Seljalandshellir, is remarkable as it is part of a number of cave sites in southern Iceland, manngerðir hellar [‘manmade caves’], that are marked by cross sculpture.” ... Ahronson would not state that theories that the crosses may have been made by papar, monks from the British Isles who were said to have lived in Iceland before the Norse settlers, may...
  • Here's What It Would Take to Prove Global Warming

    04/20/2015 9:09:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/20/2015 | Robert Tracinski
    Recently, Reason‘s Ronald Bailey asked what it would take to convince conservatives and libertarians that global warming is real. If generally rising temperatures, decreasing diurnal temperature differences, melting glacial and sea ice, smaller snow extent, stronger rainstorms, and warming oceans are not enough to persuade you that man-made climate [change] is occurring, what evidence would be? This has since been picked up by Jonathan Adler at the Washington Post‘s token right-leaning blog, the Volokh Conspiracy. There’s no pressure: Bailey and Adler merely insinuate that you are “obscurantist”—that is, you hate new knowledge—if you don’t agree. That, by the way—the...
  • Back in the Day (Photos)

    04/19/2015 12:13:50 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 43 replies
    Imgur ^ | 4/19/2015 | Dallas59
    Just ads and pictures mostly from the 50's and 60's.
  • So You Say You Hate the Puritans

    04/19/2015 7:28:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/19/2015 | Jeremy Egerer
    Despite the fact that Oliver Cromwell was vastly superior to Charles I, I have yet to hear anyone praise Cromwell for deposing and killing the king. There have been many reasonable objections to his killing of Charles, chief among them being that Charles's death immediately led to the instant popularity and eventual kingship of Charles II – historically one of the most profligate and useless kings that England ever saw. But people are more likely to complain about Cromwell and the Puritans and unfairly loathe them, despite the fact that Cromwell ruled more honestly and rightly than both his predecessor...
  • Vietnam: When We Lost the Winnable War

    04/19/2015 7:22:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/19/2015 | Bruce Walker
    Forty years ago this April, our nation lost the Vietnam War – a war that America could easily have won, and should have. South Vietnam had been invaded by North Vietnam, although the conflict was portrayed by communist apologists as a “civil war.” The Viet Cong did fight, but the primary enemy of the South Vietnam was North Vietnam. The SEATO alliance pledged France, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Thailand, Pakistan and America to come to the aid of South Vietnam if that nation was attacked by another nation. The moral obligation of France, the colonial power that held...
  • Reagan shooter Hinckley finds both rejection and indifference in future home

    04/19/2015 7:16:16 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 19 April 2015 | JESSICA GRESKO
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — The last man to shoot an American president now spends most of the year in a house overlooking the 13th hole of a golf course in a gated community. He takes long walks along tree-lined paths, plays guitar and paints, grabs fast food at Wendy's. He drives around town in a silver Toyota Avalon, a car that wouldn't attract a second glance. Often, as if to avoid detection, he puts on a hat or visor before going out.
  • Police officer's 'Dukes of Hazzard' car criticized

    04/19/2015 7:02:16 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 15 replies
    CBS 46 ^ | Apr 18, 2015 | wcbs
    The car was spotted at the 34th Precinct station house parked inside the lot authorized for police officers. The late model Dodge muscle car had orange paint and a Confederate flag on the roof, similar to the "General Lee" car in The Dukes of Hazzard TV show.
  • America's 5 Worst Wartime Presidents

    04/19/2015 5:26:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    The National Interest ^ | 04/18/2015 | Robert W. Merry
    No presidential decision is as politically hazardous as the war decision. That’s because voters are quicker and more ferocious in turning on their chief executives when wars go awry than when events become troublesome in other areas of governance. Woe be to the president who finds himself in a war he can’t win and can’t get out of, or finds that the price of war far outweighs the promised benefits, or learns that the rationale for war doesn’t hold up. Herewith, then, a catalogue of the country’s five worst wartime presidents, men who took their country to war, or continued...
  • Palaeolithic remains show cannibalistic habits of human ancestors

    04/19/2015 4:41:17 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 34 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | April 16, 2015 | Natural History Museum
    Analysis of ancient cadavers recovered at a famous archaeological site confirm the existence of a sophisticated culture of butchering and carving human remains, according to a team of scientists from the Natural History Museum, University College London, and a number of Spanish universities.
  • CBS Dusts Off And Colorizes ‘I Love Lucy’ Episodes For May Sweep Tryout

    04/19/2015 12:46:20 AM PDT · by iowamark · 24 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Lisa de Moraes
    CBS, which has aired colorized episodes of I Love Lucy during the Christmas holiday period, is expanding the scheduling strategy to May. That’s when broadcast networks celebrate the end-of-TV-season holes in their schedules because their regular series have completed their runs. The network said today it will air two newly colorized episodes of its popular 1950s series from 8-9 PM Sunday, May 17. William Holden guest stars in “L.A. At Last!” (1955), and George Reeves — who was starring on TV’s Adventures Of Superman at the time — reprises his role as the Man of Steel in “Lucy and Superman”...
  • Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

    04/18/2015 4:24:33 PM PDT · by Paisan · 59 replies
    Longfellow
    240 years ago, tonight, an American Patriot, Paul Revere, threw aside all misgivings about his own personal safety and freedoms, and embarked upon a most famous undertaking... LISTEN, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year. 5 He said to his friend, ‘If the British march By land or sea from the town to-night, Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch Of the North Church tower as a signal light,— One, if by land,...
  • The Technocratic Elitism of Modern Environmentalism

    04/18/2015 1:57:21 PM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 11 replies
    The Intellectual Conservative ^ | 4/18/2015 | Mark Musser
    Modern America is saddled with many albatrosses weighing heavily upon the neck of her God given liberties coming from a variety of different directions – everything from the entitlement ethos to leftist political correctness, from a staggering debt never before seen in its history to many foreign despotic enemies lurking behind the shadows of the so-called United Nations, from post-modern socialism and/or environmentalism to an amorality based on Darwinism together with its mutated culture of death wrapped around abortion, divorce, marital infidelity, and a sexual madness that willfully refuses to differentiate between male and female. Enter another serious difficulty that...
  • The First Apple Homepage

    04/18/2015 1:56:09 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Kevin Fox ^ | April 16, 2015 | Kevin Fox
    Last week I happened across a blog post showing the history of Apple.com over the past 17 years, complete with screenshots culled from the very earliest days of the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. It’s a serious trip down memory lane, but it didn’t go back far enough ... ...
  • The Doolittle Raid

    04/18/2015 12:01:58 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 29 replies
    April 18, 2015 | Self
    One week after Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt began pressing the U.S. military to immediately strike the Japanese homeland. The desire to bolster moral became more urgent in light of rapid Japanese advances. These included victories in Malaya, Singapore, the Philippines, Wake Island, Guam, and the Dutch East Indies, as well as sinking the British battleships Prince of Wales and Repulse. Only improbable, audacious ideas warranted consideration, because submarines confirmed Japan placed picket boats at extreme carrier aircraft range. One idea even involved launching four engine heavy bombers from China or Outer Mongolia to strike Japan and fly on to Alaska....
  • Creating a living and breathing Constitution

    04/18/2015 10:32:41 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 16 replies
    The United States does not have a living and breathing constitution. So then, how do we build it into one? Earlier today, I posted the full text of Louis Brandeis' address "The Living Law", which is quite an interesting work. On the one hand, Brandeis does accurately capture public feeling regarding mistreatment by their employers. On the other hand, Brandeis' uses this address to stand back, marvel at his own work, and act like an innocent bystander. The big key in the address is the court case "Muller v. Oregon", to which Brandeis had a hand in. He doesn't mention...
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow "Paul Revere's Ride" Poem animation

    04/18/2015 10:14:35 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1863 | Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    The Landlord's Tale; Paul Revere's Ride Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year. He said to his friend, "If the British march By land or sea from the town to-night, Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch Of the North Church tower as a signal light,-- One, if by land, and two, if by sea; And I on the opposite shore will be, Ready to ride and spread the alarm Through every...
  • Two surviving Doolittle Raiders present Congressional Gold Medal to USAF museum

    04/18/2015 7:50:20 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 18, 2015 | Rick Moran
    They're in their 90's now, old and bent. But 73 years ago today, their courage torched the skies over Tokyo, sending a message that the United States would stop at nothing to achieve victory. Of the 80 airmen and pilots commanded by Lieutenant Colonel James "Jimmy" Doolittle, that took off from the deck of the USS Hornet on April 18, 1942 bound for a bombing run over Tokyo, just two are still alive. Retired Lt. Col. Richard "Dick" Cole, 99, and Staff Sgt. David Thatcher, 93, will toast their 78 missing comrades at a private event later today, while taking...
  • The End of the Republic: Review of Barry Strauss’ The Death of Caesar [Eerie similarities]

    04/18/2015 4:20:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/18/15 | Tom Rogan
    Barry Strauss’ The Death of Caesar begins with the triumphant Julius returning to Rome, surrounded by allies and well-wishers—many of whom would eventually take part in the plot to kill him—and then takes the reader on a compelling tour of the events surrounding Caesar’s assassination and the subsequent struggle between competing parties and conceptions of Roman government.The struggle for power is the heart of this skillful, accessible account. Strauss is keen that we understand just how ruthless the men of Rome were, noting how Brutus had once locked debtor councilmen in their homes until they starved to death. He provides...
  • Grierson's Grand Raid

    04/17/2015 8:49:02 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 15 replies
    After conferring with General William Sooy Smith, commanding at La Grange, Grierson issued orders for "light rations" to his brigade, which now consisted of the Sixth and Seventh Illinois, and the second Iowa. On the beautiful spring morning of April 17, Grierson led the long column of seventeen hundred officers and men out of La Grange and headed south. Grierson himself, carried a small-scale map of plantations and Confederate storehouses, and a jew's harp in his blouse. The command met no opposition on the first day, traveling an easy thirty miles to halt just short of Ripley, Mississippi at the...
  • Sixth extinction, rivaling that of the dinosaurs, should join the big five, scientists say

    04/16/2015 10:10:24 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 25 replies
    American Association for the Advancement of Science ^ | 16 April 2015 5:15 pm | Eric Hand
    Earth has seen its share of catastrophes, the worst being the “big five” mass extinctions scientists traditionally talk about. Now, paleontologists are arguing that a sixth extinction, 260 million years ago, at the end of a geological age called the Capitanian, deserves to be a member of the exclusive club. In a new study, they offer evidence for a massive die-off in shallow, cool waters in what is now Norway. That finding, combined with previous evidence of extinctions in tropical waters, means that the Capitanian was a global catastrophe. “It’s the first time we can say this is a true...
  • Newport Beach Film Festival Honors Orson Welles' Centennial

    04/16/2015 10:18:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | April 15, 2015 | Matt Coker
    1. Orson Welles was born on May 6, 1915. 2. As a filmmaker, his three greatest pictures, in order, are Touch of Evil (1958), Citizen Kane (1941) and The Magnificent Ambersons (1942). 3. Ah, yes, but Citizen Kane tops many lists as the greatest film of all time (with Welles filling the top slot on many directing lists). The fictional story of a megalomaniac newspaper magnate (loosely based on William Randolph Hearst) and innocence lost is indeed a masterpiece . . . albeit a dated one. Newspaper magnates? Not in this century, bub. 4. John Houseman wrote in his 1972...
  • Taking a trip to NYC!

    04/15/2015 1:58:44 PM PDT · by eeevil conservative · 169 replies
    4/15/2015 | eeevil conservative
    My son is graduating from college! Worked his way through on his own! As a gift, I am taking him to NYC. Staying with my sister in Queens. I want to do just ONE thing that is extra special- like to a taping of the The Tonight Show? Any ideas, suggestions? We will be going to see Statue of Liberty, Coney Island, Central Park, etc... But I am looking for one thing that will stand out for a young man graduating college-- no girlie clubs! MOM is on this trip!
  • George Washington and most of Jamestown had gay sex... and John Wilkes Booth was one of Abraham [tr]

    04/15/2015 1:43:09 PM PDT · by C19fan · 216 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 15, 2015 | Alexandra Klaunser
    Abraham Lincoln and George Washington were gay, says a new book by a gay activist and award winning writer. Larry Kramer, 79, says he believes what's written in his history book is true though he is selling it as fiction to avoid legal troubles. In Volume One of his two part book 'The American People,' Kramer says that Abraham Lincoln was gay and his killer John Wilkes Booth was actually Lincoln's spurned gay lover. 'We know that Abraham Lincoln was gay,' Kramer told CBS in an interview about the book which came out this month.
  • RFRA & My Wedding Ring (Terrific Essay)

    04/15/2015 12:43:20 PM PDT · by mojito · 16 replies
    First Things ^ | 4/7/2015 | Maureen Mullarkey
    It has been some time since I gave thought to the day my soon-to-be husband and I bought our wedding rings. But the spectacle over RFRA—all the panting hysteria of a predatory media and toadying politicians aided by timorous clergy—brings it back with great clarity. And even greater poignancy. Our wedding date was set. It was time to pick a ring. But where to look for one? How to shop? The two of us were young, broke, and scrappy. It would be some years yet before we could afford to pay retail. Besides, my intended was a combative shopper, born...
  • Who Was John Wilkes Booth Before He Became Lincoln's Assassin?

    04/15/2015 11:05:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 94 replies
    NPR ^ | APRIL 15, 2015 | Renee Montagne
    John Wilkes Booth was the man who pulled the trigger, capping off a coordinated plot to murder President Abraham Lincoln. But historian Terry Alford, an expert on all things Booth, says that there's much more to Booth's life. His new biography, Fortune's Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth, delves deep into his life — before Booth went down in history as the man who assassinated a president. Booth was born into a prominent family of actors. According to Alford, he had good looks and an exceptional acting range, playing both dark roles as bad guys and softer roles such...
  • The Courage of America’s Founding Fathers

    04/15/2015 7:32:01 AM PDT · by dware · 5 replies
    Family Life ^ | 2014 | Scott Williams
    When you think of the Fourth of July, what words come to mind? Holiday? Grilling? Fireworks? But 238 years ago, it was a different three words. Conviction. Courage. Sacrifice. On July 4, 1776, 56 men met in Philadelphia to pass a resolution declaring their independence from England. It was anything but a picnic. What they did that day at Independence Hall would cost them greatly in the years to come. But it paved the way for a radical new way of thinking about government that would change the course of human history. It’s not that the signers of the Declaration...
  • Tax Day 2015: Why Is April 15 The Deadline To Pay Taxes?

    04/14/2015 8:30:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    Tech Times ^ | April 14, 2015 | Laura Rosenfeld
    Though they may seem like it, the dates that holidays fall on aren't usually random. They typically commemorate a significant event that happened on or around that day. Obviously, this makes sense. However, it's hard to guess why April 15 was chosen as Tax Day, the deadline for filing and paying your taxes. The 16th Amendment, which instituted a national income tax, was passed by Congress on July 2, 1909 and ratified on Feb. 3, 1913, but neither of these days made the cut to be the Tax Day. What gives? If the April 15 deadline to file and pay...
  • Sarah Palin: KTUU-TV Sports Reporter (1988) Footage

    04/14/2015 6:04:53 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 44 replies
    Youtube ^ | October 11, 2008
    Uploaded on Oct 11, 2008 Sarah Palin — then Sarah Heath — as she anchored the sports in 1988 for KTUU-TV in Anchorage, Alaska.
  • Dash cam: Officer who shot black man told boss he ran away

    04/14/2015 2:32:03 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 117 replies
    AP release via Yahoo ^ | 4/14/15 | BRUCE SMITH and PHILLIP LUCAS
    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The white South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a black man can be heard telling his supervisor twice that he didn't understand why the man ran away, according to dashcam video.
  • AMC's Turn episode one free for next 2 weeks.

    04/14/2015 2:10:12 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 47 replies
    AMC.com ^ | 4/14/15 | AMC
    In case anyone missed the two hour season premier last night. It says no login required so I'm guessing its available to people who aren't Xfinity subscribers.
  • The Winchester Mystery House

    04/14/2015 1:04:24 PM PDT · by pabianice · 39 replies
    In 1862, Sarah married William Wirt Winchester, son of Oliver Fisher Winchester, Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut and manufacturer of the famous Winchester repeating rifle. The couple’s life together was happy, and they moved in the best New England society. However, in 1866, disaster struck when their infant daughter, Annie, died of then mysterious childhood disease marasmus. Mrs. Winchester fell into a deep depression from which she never fully recovered. Fifteen years later, in March 1881, her husband’s premature death from tuberculosis added to Mrs. Winchester’s distress. It is said, she ultimately sought help from a spiritualist... ...However, the medium also...
  • Nazism and Islam, an inconvenient truth...

    04/14/2015 10:46:14 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jul 13, 2012 | Muhammad Qathem
    The liberal left is in love with Islam because the liberal left has a lot in common with Nazism. Just like Hitler loved Islam, so are they in love with Islam. "Had Charles Martel not been victorious at Poitiers [...] then we should in all probability have been converted to Mohammedanism, that cult which glorifies the heroism and which opens up the seventh Heaven to the bold warrior alone. Then the Germanic races would have conquered the world.'' Hitler's Table Talk 1941-1944, p. 667 translated by N. Cameron. Hitler's confidant Albert Speer reports of a similar statement made by Hitler:...
  • Live Long and Prosper: The Jewish Story Behind Spock, Leonard Nimoy's Star Trek Character

    04/14/2015 9:18:39 AM PDT · by fishtank · 9 replies
    Yiddish Book Center ^ | 2-6-14 | Leonard Nimoy
    Published on Feb 6, 2014 Leonard Nimoy explains the Jewish story behind the hand-gesture he made famous through his role as Spock on in the Star Trek science fiction series.
  • Japanese Sign Final Surrender

    04/14/2015 7:54:30 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 5 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | August 6, 2007
    News reel of the surrender ceremony on board the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945. Background music is "With Honour Crowned"
  • Lincoln assassinated

    04/14/2015 6:57:32 AM PDT · by Paisan · 332 replies
    On this date in 1865, Good Friday, Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. The 16th president died the next morning.
  • America’s First Strategic Cruise Missile Was Totally Useless (Snark)

    04/14/2015 6:41:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 13, 2015 | Thomas Newdick
    One of the most enduring symbols of the Cold War’s destructive potential is the intercontinental ballistic missile. But during the 1950s, the U.S. Force developed a strategic cruise missile known as the Snark. The Snark was highly unusual at the time. Almost forgotten today, the flying branch developed the missile as a nuclear-armed “pilotless bomber” that would herald a new era of robotic warfare.
  • Günter Grass, German Novelist and Social Critic, Dies at 87

    04/13/2015 12:32:49 PM PDT · by mojito · 13 replies
    NYT ^ | 4/13/2015 | Stephen Kinzer
    Günter Grass, the German novelist, social critic and Nobel Prize winner whom many called his country’s moral conscience but who stunned Europe when he revealed in 2006 that he had been a member of the Waffen-SS during World War II, died on Monday in the northern German city of Lübeck, which had been his home for decades. He was 87. His longtime publisher, Gerhard Steidl, told reporters that he learned late Sunday that Mr. Grass had been hospitalized after falling seriously ill very quickly. The cause of death was not announced.
  • Man says photo at center of Civil War mystery is a 30-year-old hoax he did as a teen

    04/13/2015 11:02:03 AM PDT · by dware · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04.13.2015 | Fox News
    A photograph that has posed a Civil War mystery, puzzling historians for three decades, appears to be a long-surviving hoax. The mysterious photograph of what appeared to be a far older photo — showing a figure in a coat and hat and the blurred image of a warship — surfaced in 1986. Some historians believed it might be a photo of the CSS Georgia, a Confederate ironclad that sank 150 years ago in Georgia as Union troops captured Savannah.
  • Questions about Barack’s background never seem to end

    04/13/2015 10:03:07 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 136 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/13/15 | George Spelvin
    Was Stanley Ann Dunham in actuality Jo Ann Newman, the baby mama of Malcolm X/s love child? Radio talk host Martha Trowbridge (1) says President Barack Hussein Obama actually was born in New York City, the love child of Malcolm X. Indeed, several sites are up with split screen images of both BHO and Malcolm X, and the similarities are striking. Documents at this website (2) show BHO’s real name is Bari Shabazz, born in NYC, 1959, the child of JoAnn Newman, and a black man named Malcolm Shabazz, (known as Malcolm X). But how does Jo Ann Newman become...
  • Questions for Hillary

    04/12/2015 7:49:07 PM PDT · by fhayek · 69 replies
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  • 10 Ways to Get Ready for the TURN: Washington’s Spies Season 2 Premiere

    04/12/2015 1:45:38 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 45 replies
    The TURN: Washington’s Spies Season 2 premiere airs this Monday, April 13 at 9/8c. Looking for ways to get ready? Here are 10 suggestions: 1. Catch up with a marathon of all 10 Season 1 episodes starting this Monday, April 13th at 10:30am/9:30c, leading directly into the two-hour Season 2 premiere event at 9/8c. You can also watch the cast and crew talk about where Season 1 left off. 2. Watch four sneak peek scenes from the two-hour Season 2 premiere. 3. View behind the scenes videos from Season 2 to get a preview of the upcoming season, meet this...
  • Toy Guns in America: The 1950s Versus Today

    04/12/2015 9:46:59 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 70 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 16, 2015 | TRUTHstreammedia
    Check out this old toy gun commercial from the 1950s or '60s and compare it to how children who play with toy guns (or even their own food or fingers fashioned like a gun) are treated today. Do you think kids today are going to want to uphold their 2nd Amendment rights after they are terrorized and suspended or expelled by their schools for chewing a breakfast tart into an L-shape or being forced at age five to undergo a psych eval for bringing a Hello Kitty bubble gun to class?
  • United Nations has no reason to continue existing at all What Exactly Does the U.N. Accomplish?

    04/12/2015 8:58:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 4/12/2015 | Jim Yardley
    So exactly what is the use in having the United Nations exist at all? It obviously doesn’t do very well in that whole “Let’s prevent war” thing and apparently has all but given up that idea. Unless one considers all their other, marginal efforts, aimed at creating a global government (which would probably operate about as well as the European Union) the United Nations has no reason to continue existing at all. After all, as we said at the start of this article, it doesn’t accomplish much, and then only on a very good day if at all.
  • Isil video shows destruction of 3,000-year-old Assyrian city of Nimrud

    04/12/2015 8:00:22 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has released a video showing jihadists smashing, bulldozing and blowing up 3,000-year-old artefacts in the ancient Assyrian capital of Nimrud. The video depicting the destruction at the Iraqi site shows jihadists using sledgehammers and drills to smash huge alabaster reliefs and a bulldozer to bring down walls. The jihadists are then shown placing barrels apparently filled with explosives before blowing up three separate areas of the site, one of Iraq's greatest archaeological treasures.
  • Another stunner behind Obama's Libya doctrine (R2P- Holocaust denier helped devise policy)

    03/30/2011 9:30:07 AM PDT · by opentalk · 48 replies
    WND ^ | March 29,2011 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – A staunch denier of the Holocaust who long served as the deputy of late PLO leader Yasser Arafat served on the committee that invented the military doctrine used by President Obama as the main justification for U.S. and international airstrikes against Libya. As WND first reported, billionaire philanthropist George Soros is a primary funder and key proponent of the Global Centre for Responsibility to Protect, the world's leading organization pushing the military doctrine. Several of the doctrine's main founders sit on multiple boards with Soros. The doctrine and its founders, as WND reported, have been deeply tied...
  • Radiometric Dating: How Rocks Can Look Older Than They Are

    04/11/2015 6:13:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    CEH ^ | 04/82015
    Researchers find that the most common dating method can produce “spuriously old” dates.A team from Europe took a closer look at how uranium-lead ages are determined, and found problems. One of the assumptions going into dating zircons (zirconium silicate crystals encasing uranium that decays to lead) is that the clock is “reset” when the parent rock under goes the high heat and pressure of metamorphism. This team found that nanosphere inclusions of extraneous metallic lead (Pb) can confuse the dating technique, making the rock look older than it is. Writing in PNAS, they say:Zircon (ZrSiO4) is the most commonly used...
  • A Socialist’s Dream: Education and Planned Failure

    04/11/2015 5:10:47 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 21 replies
    Saving Our Future ^ | April 2, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    During the 1950s the world became familiar with the phrase “planned obsolescence.” The basic idea was that manufacturers change the appearance of products in order to sell more products. Customers are encouraged to want a new look, and to disdain the old look. A similar concept is called “intentional product failure.” If you design products to wear out quickly, customers will need more replacements. There have always been rumors that lightbulbs could last almost forever. Apparently it’s true. No question, both techniques increase sales and raise a country’s GDP. You probably need cynicism and maybe some criminality to practice these...
  • Woman in Gold

    04/10/2015 10:10:09 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    IMBD ^ | 4-10-15
    Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family. We saw this movie tonight and just loved it. The Austrian interiors were sumptuous, and Helen Mirren was outstanding -- approaching her role with tenacity and good humor. We give it 4 thumbs up and 5 stars. It's the best movie we've seen this year. Comments?
  • The Black Pharaoh in Denmark

    04/10/2015 9:57:00 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Friday, April 10, 2015 | editors
    It has been said that the period between 760 BCE to 656 BCE in Egypt was the 'age of the black pharaohs'. It was during this time that ancient Egypt was ruled by a dynasty or succession of kings from Nubia, the Kingdom of Kush, a rival African kingdom just to its south in what is today northern Sudan. Beginning with king Kashta's successful invasion of Upper Egypt, what became known as the 25th Dynasty achieved the reunification of Lower Egypt, Upper Egypt, and also Kush (Nubia), the largest Egyptian empire since the New Kingdom. They introduced new Kushite cultural...