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  • Lucille Ball's Very First Los Angeles Home Is for Sale

    08/25/2016 11:40:22 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    House Beautiful ^ | August 24, 2016 | Lauren Smith
    Back in 1933, a 22-year-old Lucille Ball had just landed her first movie role in Roman Scandals and signed a contract with RKO. What's a soon-to-be movie star to do? Buy a house, of course. Which is why she snatched up this bungalow on the border of West Hollywood so she could be close to all the action.
  • 120 Years Ago: E. G. PHELPS ON THE ISSUE- The Ex-Minister Vigorously Denounces the Chicago Platform

    08/25/2016 7:31:26 AM PDT · by NRx · 1 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | Tuesday Aug 25, 1896 | New York Tribune
    A (mostly) daily posting for those interested in history and the day to day news, politics and culture of a bygone world; the full edition of the New York Tribune from today's date in 1896 (digitized).
  • See "I was a communist for the FBI" (Vanity)

    08/24/2016 12:14:38 PM PDT · by Piranha · 18 replies
    August 24, 2016 | Piranha
    I watched the 1951 movie, "I was a Communist for the FBI" for free on YouTube. It was distributed by Warner Brothers in 1951 and nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary. I urge everyone to watch it. The parallels to the manipulation taking place today are stunning. It is obvious that today's agitators are taking cues from the same playbook. I especially appreciated the section in which black steelworkers in Pittsburgh were manipulated into a wildcat strike and riots so that the Party could raise money for its own purposes. At one point they joked about raising hundreds of...
  • Appropriate Foreign Policy

    08/24/2016 9:42:14 AM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 4 replies
    Retired Navy Pilot Bud ^ | August 23, 2016 | Anon
    Quote from a WWII veteran overhearing someone say that `You can't > bomb an ideology.": > > "The hell you can't. Because we did it. These Muslims are no > different than the [Imperial] Japanese. They had their suicide > bombers > too. And we stopped them. What it takes is the resolve and will to > use > a level of brutality and violence that your generations can't > stomach. > And until you can, this shit won't stop. It took us on the beaches > with bullets, clearing out caves with flame throwers, and men like > LeMay...
  • 120 Years Ago: LOST STUDENT FOUND- Cornell U Man Missing for 2 Years Heard From in India

    08/24/2016 9:11:49 AM PDT · by NRx · 7 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | Monday Aug 24, 1896 | New York Tribune
    A (mostly) daily posting for those interested in history and the day to day news, politics and culture of a bygone world; the full edition of the New York Tribune from today's date in 1896 (digitized).
  • Jehoram - King of Judah - "He died to no one's regret...."

    08/24/2016 8:55:12 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 4 replies
    Bible | 24 August 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Jehoram King of Judah 2 Chronicles 2:4 When Jehoram established himself firmly over his father’s kingdom, he put all his brothers to the sword along with some of the officials of Israel. 5 Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years. 6 He followed the ways of the kings of Israel, as the house of Ahab had done, for he married a daughter of Ahab. He did evil in the eyes of the Lord. 7 Nevertheless, because of the covenant the Lord had made with David, the Lord was not willing to...
  • As police commissioner, Theodore Roosevelt laid out his dreams for benevolent dictatorship

    08/24/2016 8:03:37 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 13 replies
    If this country could be ruled by a benevolent czar, we would doubtless make a good many changes for the better. - Theodore Roosevelt, 1897 In most of the puff piece biographies written about Theodore Roosevelt, one will read about the valiant days of TR as police chief, cleaning the joint up, and rooting out the bad guys. But is that really all that happened? Nothing more? Why is it that the full story is never told, rather, it has to be pieced together? During his time as a police commissioner, TR was actually quite unpopular. There were many who...
  • Svengoolie presents the original 'Star Trek' pilot "The Cage" on September 10

    08/24/2016 4:07:53 AM PDT · by iowamark · 25 replies
    METV ^ | August 23, 2016
    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek with its original pilot and first broadcast episode! The 50th anniversary of Star Trek is almost here. Well, the official date. The original series premiered on September 8, 1966. But the world has been celebrating throughout 2016 — and that will continue through 2017 with the new series and upcoming cruise. As we are the home of The Original Series, which airs weekly as part of Super Sci-Fi Saturday Night, MeTV is celebrating with two special broadcasts on Saturday, September 10. First, at 9PM | 8C, we will air the first broadcast episode...
  • My Public School (Mis)Education About Islam

    08/24/2016 3:11:12 AM PDT · by Benny Huang · 10 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | August 24, 2016 | Benny Huang
    Does it matter what our kids learn about Islam in public schools? Jenny McKeigue of Olmsted Falls, Ohio thinks so. This small town mother has battled her local school board for about four years to get them to remove parts of the curriculum that seem to promote Islam. In 2012, McKeigue learned that her son had been shown a video in his seventh grade social studies class that she considered to be blatant Muslim propaganda. The video, an episode of the discontinued "30 Days" reality TV series, featured a "regular American" (the host's terminology, not mine) spending thirty days immersing...
  • Va. geologist: Region should prep for future quakes

    08/23/2016 4:10:44 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 15 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 23, 2016 6:11 pm | Kristi King | @KingWTOP
    Damage from the 2011 earthquake in Louisa County, VirginiaDebris covers the floor of the Miller's Mart food store in Mineral, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)Earthquake damage in Sherman building, an Armed Forces Retirement Home, Washington DC, August 2011. WASHINGTON — The 5.8-magnitude earthquake that hit the D.C. metro area five years ago on Tuesday took many residents by surprise, but subsequent research reveals that earthquakes of even greater magnitude have originated from Central Virginia and a newly discovered fault line could shake the region again. “Within the last 10,000 years or so there have been significant earthquakes,” said David Spears, the...
  • 1902 Fannie Farmer opens cooking school

    08/23/2016 8:50:50 AM PDT · by Jolla · 32 replies
    History Channel ^ | 8/23/2016 | History today
    On this day in 1902, pioneering cookbook author Fannie Farmer, who changed the way Americans prepare food by advocating the use of standardized measurements in recipes, opens Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery in Boston. In addition to teaching women about cooking, Farmer later educated medical professionals about the importance of proper nutrition for the sick.
  • 120 Years Ago: TWO POLICIES OF CALAMITY- A Ringing Speech from William McKinley

    08/23/2016 9:11:07 AM PDT · by NRx · 1 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | Sunday Aug 23, 1896 | New York Tribune
    A (mostly) daily posting for those interested in history and the day to day news, politics and culture of a bygone world; the full edition of the New York Tribune from today's date in 1896 (digitized). Sunday edition- 28 Pages
  • Whatever Happened to 'Agony of Defeat' Ski Jumper?

    08/22/2016 8:33:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    ESPN ^ | 8/15 | Thomas Neumann
    It's been nearly half a century since the term "agony of defeat" joined the lexicon of American sports. To this day, the phrase remains a broadcasting staple, whether it's coverage of the Olympics or any number of sports. A Google search for "agony of defeat" returns nearly 500,000 results. With that in mind, we revisit the viral video that made an indelible mark on the sports world long before the era of social media -- the frightful ski jumping crash from the opening montage of "ABC's Wide World of Sports."
  • 120 Years Ago: A BAND OF MOONSHINERS CAPTURED- Revenue Officers Have a Lively Time in Virginia

    08/22/2016 12:34:46 PM PDT · by NRx · 11 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | Aug 22, 1896 | New York Tribune
    A (mostly) daily posting for those interested in history and the day to day news, politics and culture of a bygone world; the full edition of the New York Tribune from today's date in 1896 (digitized).
  • Reaganomics V Obamunism

    08/22/2016 12:04:15 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 5 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbsIdQt3E0A The best clips of the 1980 Debate between Reagan and loser president Jimmah Cartah! I think this illustrates the differences between capitalism and socialism and shows that Reagan is not to blame for the problems of the 80s but inherited the problems from the left. I wish there were more documentaries on how terrible things were in this country before Reagan took office. Sick of know nothing millennials and Generation X'ers and commie baby boomers who know nothing of how bad things really were and nothing about how things work posting lies on Youtube and elsewhere!
  • 500-Year-Old Hidden Images Revealed in Mexican 'Manuscript'

    08/22/2016 8:51:57 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    livescience.com ^ | August 19, 2016 01:30pm ET | Mindy Weisberger
    nown as the Codex Selden, the mysterious book dates to about 1560. Other Mexican codices recovered from this period contained colorful pictographs — images that represent words or phrases — which have been translated as descriptions of alliances, wars, rituals and genealogies, according to the study authors. But Codex Selden was blank — or so it seemed. Made from a strip of deerskin measuring about 16 feet (5 meters) long, the hide was folded accordion-style into pages, which were layered with a white paint mixture known as gesso. In the 1950s, experts suspected that there might be more to this...
  • Ethiopian salt miners labour in 140F temperatures while earning just £5-a-day in the hottest [tr]

    08/22/2016 7:48:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2016 | Darren Boyle
    Ethiopian salt miners brave 140 degree Fahrenheit temperatures while working on the hottest place in earth earning on average £5-a-day. The salt mines, situated in the Afar triangle, stretch across 60,000 square miles and at their lowest point are more than 300 feet below sea level. Professional travel photographer and videographer Joel Santos travelled to the area to capture the dry beauty of this brutal expanse of land.
  • Vanity New movie about the Obamas

    08/22/2016 7:01:07 AM PDT · by al baby · 12 replies
    IMDB ^ | Today | Self
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4258698/
  • Incident at Ruby Ridge (This Day in History)

    08/22/2016 6:53:59 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies
    --SNIP-- The controversial standoff spawned a nationwide debate on the use of force by federal law enforcement agencies, and a U.S. Senate panel accused the federal agencies involved of “substantial failures” in their handling of the Ruby Ridge operation. Of particular controversy was an FBI “rule of engagement” implemented at the beginning of the Ruby Ridge siege that stated “any armed adult male observed in the vicinity of the Weaver cabin could and should be killed.” Many condemned this policy as unconstitutional. Rumors that the FBI had engaged in a cover-up regarding the Ruby Ridge operation were verified when E....
  • This Day In History: Aug 22, 1776 - British Invasion Of New York

    08/22/2016 5:10:38 AM PDT · by ETL · 34 replies
    various sources
    On August 22, Howe’s large army landed on Long Island, hoping to capture New York City and gain control of the Hudson River, a victory that would divide the rebellious colonies in half. On August 27, the Red Coats marched against the Patriot position at Brooklyn Heights, overcoming the Americans at Gowanus Pass and then outflanking the entire Continental Army. Howe failed to follow the advice of his subordinates and storm the redoubts at Brooklyn Heights, and on August 29 General Washington ordered a brilliant retreat to Manhattan by boat, thus saving the Continental Army from capture. At the Battle...
  • Long queues at Singapore hawker stalls awarded with Michelin stars

    08/21/2016 4:19:53 PM PDT · by dennisw · 23 replies
    straitstimes. ^ | Jul 22, 2016,
    SINGAPORE - Less than 12 hours after his stall was awarded one star in the inaugural Singapore Michelin Guide, Mr Chan Hon Meng, 51, was back at work whipping up his signature soya sauce chicken dish for customers at Chinatown Complex. A queue of 10 people had formed at his Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle outlet even before it opened on Friday (July 22) morning. As of 10.30am, there were 21 people in the queue. Following his award, Mr Chan is considering introducing new dishes and opening another outlet. He told The Straits Times he has no...
  • With New Wage Increase, Venezuela Braces for Worsening Inflation, Layoffs

    08/21/2016 3:38:03 PM PDT · by fella · 36 replies
    Panam Post ^ | 19 August 2016 | Sabrina Martin
    President Nicolás Maduro Raises Minimum Wage 50 Percent Venezuela’s national minimum wage was raised 50 percent this week, but experts warned President Nicolás Maduro the increase could result in closures to small businesses. During a national radio and television broadcast, the president said the minimum wage will be set at VEF $22,076 (US $2,218) monthly, while the food bonus will be VEF $42,480 (US $4,269). Maduro has bragged in the past about the 14 increases in minimum wage made over the last three years, but fails to address that the country faces the highest inflation in the world. Economists predict...
  • 120 Years Ago: FOUR MEN WERE SHOT- A Midnight Raid in Westchester County

    08/21/2016 9:30:45 AM PDT · by NRx · 5 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | Aug 21, 1896 | New York Tribune
    A (mostly) daily posting for those interested in history and the day to day news, politics and culture of a bygone world; the full edition of the New York Tribune from today's date in 1896 (digitized).
  • The politics behind the Olympic spirit (Barf alert)

    08/21/2016 8:14:59 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 8 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | August 21th | Yousef Munayyer
    How realistic is it to expect a global event to be entirely detached from global politics? "Two disaffected black athletes from the United States put on a public display of petulance that sparked one of the most unpleasant controversies in Olympics history and turned the high drama of the games into theatre of the absurd." That is how the Time Magazine chose to describe the now iconic scene of Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising black-gloved fists high while standing atop the medal pedestal and refusing to look at the American flag. The year, of course, was 1968. Months earlier,...
  • Was Queen Victoria a 'sexless old bag'? No, that was an invention by woman-hating gay courtiers [tr]

    08/21/2016 7:19:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 21, 2016 | Chris Hastings
    Dour, sexless, perpetually unamused… Queen Victoria has had a notoriously bad press since her death in 1901. Yet according to A.N. Wilson, the historical adviser to ITV drama Victoria, this reputation is not only wide of the mark, it was deliberate propaganda masterminded by a Royal Family desperate to suppress the truth about her passionate nature. The court appointed two misogynistic homosexuals to get this message across – the suave courtier Viscount Esher and the academic and writer Arthur Benson, who wrote the lyrics to Land Of Hope And Glory. Together, they sanitised her letters for publication.
  • Planned, forgotten: Unfinished projects could've spared thousands from Louisiana flood

    08/21/2016 5:27:22 AM PDT · by fella · 27 replies
    The Advocate ^ | 20 August 2016 | Steve Hardy& David J. Mitchell
    Trey Poirrier and Jerry Gravois stood in waist-deep floodwater near the St. Amant Fire Department Monday morning trying, unsuccessfully, to reach a relative’s waterlogged home. Nearby, caskets were floating around the Methodist church. Volunteer boaters sailed by them with a rescued family of five, including three girls young enough to attend close-by Lake Primary School, also under water. “The pictures and the videos don’t serve it justice until you get out here,” Poirrier remarked. This is South Louisiana in August 2016 — people reduced to pleading for diapers in Central, whole neighborhoods wrecked in Baton Rouge, and most of Denham Springs...
  • Donald Trump would have turned back the Irish famine ships (barf)

    08/21/2016 12:06:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Irish Central ^ | August 19, 2016 07:23 AM | Cahir O’Doherty
    The new ads by Donald Trump hammer undocumented immigrants and terrorism and pledge to make America safe again. Making undocumented the equivalent of ISIS terrorists is yet another example of the focus of the Trump campaign aimed at hammering and demonizing those least able to defend themselves. If you spend any time studying England and the world’s response to the Great Hunger in Ireland in the 19th century, you’ll be struck by the moralizing, the finger pointing and at worst the cold indifference — not unlike the Trump dark vision today. There is no doubt that Trump would have demonized...
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd - Full Concert - 04/27/75 - Winterland (OFFICIAL)

    08/20/2016 7:01:46 PM PDT · by Mariner · 29 replies
    Youtube Live ^ | August 20th, 2016 | Lynyrd Skynyrd
    I was fortunate enough to see the original band in their prime. In fact I was at this very show about 30 feet back from the stage.
  • U.S. Still Paying a Civil War Pension

    08/20/2016 4:31:20 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 59 replies
    US News ^ | Aug. 8, 2016 | Curt Mills
    The Civil War ended more than 150 years ago, but the U.S. government is still paying a veteran's pension from that conflict. "One beneficiary from the Civil War [is] still alive and receiving benefits," Randy Noller of the Department of Veterans Affairs confirms. Irene Triplett – the 86-year-old daughter of a Civil War veteran – collects $73.13 each month from her father's military pension. The identity of Triplett was first reported by The Wall Street Journal in 2014.
  • Crown Heights erupts in three days of race riots (Sharpton's First Race Riot)

    08/20/2016 11:36:23 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 18 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 08/13/2016 | RICH SCHAPIRO GINGER ADAMS OTIS
    --SNIP-- Twenty-five years after the tragic car accident that sparked the Crown Heights riots — three days of unremitting turmoil that pitted angry Hasidic Jews against outraged African-American and Caribbean residents — elements of that question still linger in the neighborhood.
  • Ronald Reagan Smacks the Hippies

    08/20/2016 11:15:28 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 9 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfg9WL6j5V4And now boys and girls by popular demand, Califonria Governor Ronald Reagan at his best!!
  • 120 Years Ago: COMING IMPORTATION OF GOLD- $2,000,000 in Bullion Expected on Saturday's Steamer

    08/20/2016 9:46:02 AM PDT · by NRx · 1 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | Aug 20, 1896 | New York Tribune
    A (mostly) daily posting for those interested in history and the day to day news, politics and culture of a bygone world; the full edition of the New York Tribune from today's date in 1896 (digitized).
  • Clinton's 1995 Beijing speech: A 'transformative' moment (barf)

    08/20/2016 2:12:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 20, 2016 2:39 AM EDT | Jocelyn Noveck
    Flying across the Pacific on an Air Force jet bound for Beijing, first lady Hillary Clinton huddled deep into the night with a few aides and advisers, honing her speech for the U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women. It was 1995, and it had been a bruising first few years in the White House: Troopergate, Travelgate, Whitewater. Not to mention the failure of her own high-profile efforts — unprecedented for a first lady — to reform the nation's health care system. Even her trip to China provoked controversy. There were objections in some quarters to a first lady wading into...
  • Pearl Jam 10 (25 years ago)

    08/19/2016 6:06:25 PM PDT · by Mariner · 38 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1991 | Pearl Jam
    1991 was a very good year for rock music. This is the debut album for Pearl Jam and an essential disc that defined a genre.
  • Lost cities #8: mystery of Cahokia – why did North America's largest city vanish?

    08/19/2016 11:42:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 08/17/2016 | Lee Bey
    Located in southern Illinois, eight miles from present-day St Louis, it was probably the largest North American city north of Mexico at that time. It had been built by the Mississippians, a group of Native Americans who occupied much of the present-day south-eastern United States, from the Mississippi river to the shores of the Atlantic. Cahokia was a sophisticated and cosmopolitan city for its time. Yet its history is virtually unknown by most Americans and present-day Illinoisans. ... Its mix of people made Cahokia like an early-day Manhattan, drawing residents from throughout the Mississippian-controlled region: the Natchez, the Pensacola, the...
  • 120 Years Ago: McKINLEY TO COLORED MEN- He Makes Forceful Address to the L'ouverture Rifles

    08/19/2016 11:22:28 AM PDT · by NRx · 12 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | Aug 19, 1896 | New York Tribune
    A (mostly) daily posting for those interested in history and the day to day news, politics and culture of a bygone world; the full edition of the New York Tribune from today's date in 1896 (digitized).
  • Ronald Reagan predicts the future

    08/19/2016 8:49:41 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 10 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUsy6rtDfHQ
  • Hitler's election and how Democracy lead to the holocaust and ww2

    08/19/2016 8:22:13 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 47 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Brian Ball
    In this video we look at the evils of unrestrained Democracy, mob rule and the dictatorship of 51% and the horrors that follow every time it is practiced. America is a constitutional republic not a Democracy. This video shows why our founders intended otherwise LIBERAL MYTH: Hitler and the nazis seized power without the consent of the German people. HISTORIC FACT: The German people in a series of elections, elected to the Reichstag representatives who were nazis. Their election enabled Hitler to become Chancellor and seize power. They had many chances to turn back and change their vote but they...
  • What if we're wrong? New book poses provocative question about human knowledge

    08/19/2016 7:59:16 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 18, 2016 | JIM MCLAUCHLIN
    Hindsight is 20/20, right? That’s the premise of a new book that poses the question: What if we were wrong? Chuck Klosterman’s “But What If We’re Wrong?” (Blue Rider Press, 2016) deals with the fact that the great march of history shows us that, well … we’re always wrong. Aristotle had his run as the smartest man on the planet, but he got disproved by Galileo, who was trumped by Newton, until Einstein ruled the roost. And while there have been some hints of “proving Einstein wrong,” nothing has really stuck. But even so, scientific “fact” is a fact only...
  • 120 Years Ago: THE PRINCE OF SAVOY ATTACKED- Chilean Mob Menaces Italian Prince and Sailors

    08/18/2016 11:34:48 AM PDT · by NRx · 6 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | Aug 18, 1896 | New York Tribune
    A (mostly) daily posting for those interested in history and the day to day news, politics and culture of a bygone world; the full edition of the New York Tribune from today's date in 1896 (digitized).
  • DNA traces Iceman's ragtag wardrobe

    08/18/2016 7:12:17 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | Jonathan Webb
    Among his kit were a hat of brown bear skin and a quiver made from roe deer. Despite being well preserved and studied, the 5,300-year-old mummy's various leather items had not all been identified at the species level. These findings, published in Scientific Reports, reveal a mix of wild-hunted animals with sheep, goat and cattle related to modern domestic breeds. The researchers say this points to Copper Age people choosing carefully between different wild and domesticated animals when looking for materials to make their clothes. But Oetzi's motley wardrobe, including a coat made from at least four separate goat and...
  • Spanish Marxist Professor Alfredo Serrano Is the Man Behind Venezuela’s Economic Mess

    08/17/2016 7:33:15 PM PDT · by fella · 10 replies
    Panam Post ^ | 16 Aug 2016 | Orlando Avendano
    Maduro Places Confidence in a Spanish Marxist Professor He Calls 'the Jesus Christ of the Economy The main culprits of the most radical measures taken by the Venezuelan government come from Spanish politician Alfredo Serrano Mancilla, according to Spanish Adviser to President Nicolás Maduro Deputy Carlos Valero. Valero told the newspaper ABC in Spain that Serrano “is the author of the latest and most radical economic measures undertaken by the Chavistas, who have only managed to impoverish the country.” Expropriations, the seizure of businesses, “urban agriculture” on balconies, the soviet supply system and forced employment in the public agriculture sector...
  • For Venezuelan Prisoners, Quality of Life Might Be Higher than for Those Outside

    08/17/2016 7:19:23 PM PDT · by fella · 3 replies
    Panam Post ^ | 17 Aug 2016 | Sabrina Martin
    Inmates Have Access to Basic Necessities Others Lack Across the Country As Venezuela’s economic and medical crisis worsens, many have questioned whether jails offer higher quality of life to citizens than those on the outside searching for food and waiting in endless lines. One of the most dangerous prisons in the country, Tocorón, not only has a pool, shops and a running track, but the food and other goods so many lack in Venezuela’s main cities. The country’s food shortages exceed 80 percent in the Venezuelan capital. Most Venezuelans wake up early to stand in long lines sometimes for as...
  • Drones offer bird’s-eye glimpse of Md. ‘ghost fleet’ (Videos)

    08/17/2016 5:18:00 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 18 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 17, 2016 6:44 pm | Tiffany Arnold
    Chesapeake Conservancy and Terrain360 are using drones to give a bird’s-eye tour of historic shipwrecks in an inaccessible zone of the Potomac River. WASHINGTON — There’s a corner of the Potomac River known as Mallows Bay that is teeming with sunken vessels, what has been described as a “ghost fleet” of more than 100 wrecked ships. You don’t even have to go beneath the river’s surface to get a good view of these ships. In fact, you don’t even have to leave your computer chair, thanks to the Chesapeake Conservancy’s latest effort. Through the use of drones, the Annapolis-based...
  • Clinton testifies before grand jury

    08/17/2016 2:45:30 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 6 replies
    On this day in 1998, President Bill Clinton becomes the first sitting president to testify before the Office of Independent Council as the subject of a grand-jury investigation. The testimony came after a four-year investigation into Clinton and his wife Hillary’s alleged involvement in several scandals, including accusations of sexual harassment, potentially illegal real-estate deals and suspected “cronyism” involved in the firing of White House travel-agency personnel. The independent prosecutor, Kenneth Starr, then uncovered an affair between Clinton and a White House intern named Monica Lewinsky. When questioned about the affair, Clinton denied it, which led Starr to charge the...
  • 120 Years Ago: CECIL RHODES TO TESTIFY- Concerning the Latest Activities in the Transvaal

    08/17/2016 11:13:59 AM PDT · by NRx · 6 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | Aug 17, 1896 | New York Tribune
    A (mostly) daily posting for those interested in history and the day to day news, politics and culture of a bygone world; the full edition of the New York Tribune from today's date in 1896 (digitized).
  • WHAT IS TRUTH? The tie that binds Islam & communism

    08/17/2016 6:40:53 AM PDT · by AmericanVictory · 6 replies
    WND ^ | August 16, 2016 | Larry Elgin
    Many are puzzled by the alliances between leftists, especially between the extreme ones that have become so prominent in today’s Democratic Party and the adherents of Islam who are bent on turning the world into one large caliphate. Given the subjugation of women in that part of the Islamic world which adheres to Shariah law, its putting to death of homosexuals and other practices (compared to the trendy approval of homosexual “marriage” in the leftist world in America) and other practices of Islam, such as enslavement, to many this alliance makes little sense. Those puzzled by this alliance need to...
  • Fred Reed on War with Russia

    Fred Reed on the idea of wanting war with Russia "Letting dilettantes, grifters, con men, pasty Neocons, bottle-blonde ruins, and corporations decide on war is insane. We have pseudo-masculine dwarves playing with things they do not understand. So far as I am aware, none of these fern-bar Clausewitzes has worn boots, been in a war, seen a war, or faces any chance of being in a war started by themselves. They brought us Iraq, Afghanistan, and Isis, and can’t win wars against goatherds with AKs. They are going to fight…Russia?"
  • Reliving 1976 Decathlon Win With Caitlyn Jenner

    08/16/2016 11:34:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    ESPN ^ | Chris Connelly
    For Caitlyn Jenner, there are places to be and people to speak with. There are camera crews and magazine covers, finely crafted documentaries and the raw urgency of reality TV. There are ex-spouses with stories to share and 10 children, many of them living their own lives, out loud and then some. There are more transgender women getting to tell their stories about their life journeys. And yet, almost a year-and-a-half since going public with her gender transition, Jenner says her life is much less complicated than it has ever been. "I don't have any more lies," she told ESPN....
  • Vincent Lopez Orchestra "Do I Hear You Saying?" vocalist is Laurence Wolfe (1928)

    08/16/2016 10:54:33 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan
    YouTube ^ | 1928 | Rodgers and Hart
    Vincent Lopez Orchestra "Do I Hear You Saying?" vocalist is Laurence Wolfe (1928)