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  • Trump wins again, Dem "Fake Media" has nary a clue!!!

    11/19/2018 5:48:21 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 6 replies
    The POTUS, Donald J. Trump non-stop, massive campaign rallies in selected, targeted states have yielded massive victories across the board for POTUS, Trump. His hard fought efforts have paid off handsomely, while similar efforts by the Democrat, Obama's, Clinton, Biden, Winfrey, Hollywood Celebrities...yielded little, if any measurable success!!! Trump Victories: - Ted Cruz - Texas - Mike Braun - Indiana - Josh Hawley - Missouri - Kevin Cramer - North Dakota - Marsha Blackburn - Tennessee - Ron DeSantis - Florida - Mike Wine - Ohio - Rick Scott - Florida - Doug Ducey - Arizona - Henry McMaster -...
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    11/19/2018 4:50:19 AM PST · by cowpoke
    YouTube ^ | 11/19/2018 | mysef
    Its Swingin' Monday on Ranch Radio and here is Roy Hogsed's 1951 recording of Put Some Sugar In Your Shoes. Artist Biography by Stacia Proefrock Born in Arkansas, Roy Hogsed (b. 1919, d. 1978) relocated to San Diego at the beginning of his career. He was responsible for one of the most original sounds in post-war country music, often throwing in elements of the not-yet articulated styles of rockabilly and rock & roll. His Rainbow Riders Trio combined accordion, guitar and slapped-bass rhythm to help produce hits like his version of "Cocaine Blues." Several other hits were made by him...
  • On this date in 1942

    11/19/2018 4:36:07 AM PST · by Bull Snipe · 5 replies
    at 5 AM local time, Soviet artillery opened up a massive artillery barrage against the Romanian 3rd Army on the Don River, North of Stalingrad. Operation Uranus had begun. Two day later, the Soviets attacked the Romanian 4th Army, South of Stalingrad. The Soviet pincers met at Kalach on the 22nd. The Soviet operation encircled about 300,000 enemy troops including remnants of the Romanian 3rd & 4th armies, part of the Italian 8th Army, part of the Hungarian 2nd army and the entire German 6th Army. In all, Operation Uranus, employed 1.1 million men, 840 tanks and 13,500 artillery pieces...
  • Walls at Alesia [Gallic Wars]

    11/18/2018 9:49:28 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Online Historical Database of Civil Infrastructure ^ | 21st century | Michael Schiavone
    The Battle of Alesia took place in September, 52 BC around the Gallic oppidum of Alesia, a major town centre and hill fort of the Mandubii tribe... To guarantee a perfect blockade, Caesar ordered the construction of an encircling set of fortifications, called a circumvallation, around Alesia. The details are known from Caesar's Commentaries. About 18 kilometres of 4 metre high fortifications were constructed in about three weeks (Wikipedia). This line was followed inwards by two four-and-a-half metre wide ditches, also four-and-a-half metres deep. The farthest from the fortification was filled with water from the surrounding rivers. These fortifications were...
  • Jonestown Revisited: Jackie Speier, a 40-Year-Old Audio, Heroism and Difficult Memories

    11/18/2018 5:41:27 PM PST · by SMGFan · 33 replies
    rollcall ^ | November 118 2018
    Long-lost audio tape shows Rep. Ryan planned to rescue willing residents (Editor’s Note: Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of a still-shocking mass-killing that left more than 900 people dead in “Jonestown,” a remote settlement in Guyana founded by cult leader Jim Jones. Most were poisoned with a cyanide-laced drink. Leo J. Ryan, a Democratic lawmaker from San Francisco, had traveled to Jonestown to investigate reports of people being held against their will in Jonestown. Ryan and four others were fatally shot at a nearby airstrip. Rep Jackie Speier, D-Calif., then a Ryan staffer, was among several more who were shot...
  • New Virtual Reconstruction Of A Neanderthal Thorax Suggests Another Breathing Mechanism

    11/18/2018 1:56:47 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | November 14, 2018 | University of the Basque Country
    While some of the anatomical regions of these extinct humans are well known, others, such as the vertebral column and the ribs, are less well known because these elements are more fragile and not well preserved in the fossil record. In 1983 a partial Neanderthal skeleton (known officially as Kebara 2, and nicknamed "Moshe") belonging to a young male Neanderthal individual who died some 60,000 years ago was found in the Kebara site (Mount Carmel, Israel). While this skeleton does not preserve the cranium because some time after burial the cranium was removed, probably as a consequence of a funerary...
  • One of my favorite quotes.

    11/18/2018 1:06:19 PM PST · by SantosLHalper · 21 replies
    CS Lewis
    "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult....
  • The Plan to Sell Texas to Great Britain

    11/18/2018 11:01:36 AM PST · by cowpoke · 34 replies
    JSTOR Daily ^ | 11/7/2018 | Mark Sussman
    In 1841, Andrews hatched a plan to make his political and moral beliefs a lived reality: He would convince Great Britain to buy up all the land in Texas on the condition that they free Texas’s slaves. The idea was not as outlandish as it might sound. In 1833, Great Britain had done something similar in abolishing slavery on its plantations in the West Indies. There, slaveholders were paid a total of $20 million sterling in recompense for their lost property, though they retained the land. And Texas had already reached across the Atlantic for economic aid. The South Carolina...
  • L.A. Woman (Doors)

    11/18/2018 9:27:33 AM PST · by Mariner · 59 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 19th, 1971 | Jim Morrison
    Jim Morrison's homage to Los Angels. It used to be a great place. I figured appropriate in light of the devastating fires. Barely 3 months after release Jim Morrison was dead. And that was "The End" of one of the truly great bands of the 60's.
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    11/18/2018 7:45:15 AM PST · by cowpoke · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/18/2018 | myself
    Faron Young - What Can He Do (1958)
  • Vanity - Scott, Rubio, DeSantis, Mast, Florida needs voting revamp immediately!!!

    11/18/2018 7:29:40 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 31 replies
    Governor elect, Ron DeSantis, Senator elect, Rick Scott, Senator, Marco Rubio, Congressman, Brian Mast, the entire Florida State legislature needs to revamp the entire voting system from A-Z..period. The first move must be the immediate firing of the two 100% incompetent and cheating Democrat Party, Election Supervisors in Broward & Palm Beach Counties. The entire state is a waste when it comes to voting and voting controls. the state is filled withou unqualified non-citizen voters and ongoing frauds within the Mail-In, Early voting process. I could come up to Tallahassee and fix the entire mess in one week by using...
  • This Day in History: Railroad companies create the first time zones

    11/18/2018 7:05:02 AM PST · by iowamark · 17 replies ^ | 11/18/18
    On this day in 1883, railroad companies create the first time zones. Yes, you heard that right. Private individuals saw a problem and solved it without involving the federal government. What a wonderfully American “do it yourself” mindset! Such determination and perseverance is what made our country great. Before time zones, Americans generally relied upon the local time in their communities. That local time was based upon the movement of the sun in the sky, so the time could vary from city to city. Cities would usually designate one clock in the area—perhaps at a certain church or business—as the...
  • Walking the Atlantic City Boardwalk in 1928

    11/17/2018 2:14:59 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 13 replies
    Well this is a window into a different world. A six minutes video of walking through the Atlantic City Boulevard 90 years ago. Everybody, and I mean everybody in either full suits or dresses. Even the children. Almost everybody in a hat. Instead of Uber, you had pushcarts (called rolling chairs). Hundreds of pushcarts that are especially prevalent towards the end of the video. All pushed by men in suits. Even today, the push carts persist on the Atlantic City boardwalk. I might be mistaken but I believe that the wooden planks you see in the video are pretty much...
  • Historic film footage of Jodenbuurt neighborhood in Amsterdam (1932)

    11/17/2018 12:12:45 PM PST · by NRx · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11-17-2018 | Guy Jones
    (Uploader's description) Old film of a historically prominent Jewish area (the Jodenbuurt) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in January 1932. Compiled and slowed down footage to a natural rate. I have utilized the original soundtrack, which is an odd mix of unsynced church, added and source sounds, as well as the 1930s recording 'To Ostatni Szabas' (Our Last Sabbath) sung by Adam Aston. This area did not fare well during WW2 nazi occupation with 95% of the Jewish population killed or having abandoned the area. From the EYE film museum
  • Wreck of Argentine submarine is found 2,600ft beneath the waves a year after it exploded...

    11/17/2018 7:47:00 AM PST · by outofsalt · 21 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 11/17/2018 | By Sophie Law For Mailonline and Afp
    Title shortend: … "and disappeared beneath the South Atlantic with 44 aboard" "The Seabed Constructor, a vessel owned by US search firm Ocean Infinity, which set out in September on the latest attempt to find the San Juan, made the discovery."
  • Vanity - What do Democrat "Losers", Nelson, Gillum & Abrams, etc., have in common?

    11/17/2018 2:31:45 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 53 replies
    What do Democrat, losers, Andrew Gillum, Stacey Abrams & Bill Nelson all have in common. Barack Hussein Obama, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey & Chuck Schumer all came to Florida and Georgia to campaign for them...and all of them lost their races. Of course, the Democrats with brains & street smarts, realized that having the Obama's, Clinton, Schumer & Winfrey campaign for them is the kiss of political death. I see the Clintons have cancelled their grand tour, no one has signed up to attend. Methinks, the Obama's and Clinton's are toast as effective campaigners for any Democrats. Case...
  • Fight over dinosaur fossils comes down to what’s a mineral

    11/16/2018 2:04:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 16, 2018 | Amy Beth Hanson
    About 66 million years after two dinosaurs died apparently locked in battle on the plains of modern-day Montana, an unusual fight over who owns the entangled fossils has become a multimillion-dollar issue that hinges on the legal definition of “mineral.” The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that the “Dueling Dinosaurs” located on private land are minerals both scientifically and under mineral rights laws. The fossils belong both to the owners of the property where they were found and two brothers who kept two-thirds of the mineral rights to the land once owned by their father, a...
  • A Weekly Dose of President Trump - Trump Family Train (11/16/18 to 11/25/18)

    11/16/2018 12:46:43 PM PST · by DollyCali · 903 replies
    FRiends and Deplorables | 11/16/18 | dollyCali
    THE WEEK THAT WAS THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY GOOD ~ Trump and Melania at WW1 remembrance VERY, VERY GOOD ~ Trump hardens border EXELLENT ~ Bombs(?) linked to left BAD ~ Fires in CaliforniaUGLY ~ The invasion mob continues unchecked (and helped by mexico) as it approaches our borders VERY UGLY ~ Election fraud getting a pass & Jim Acosta Below rallies in many cities this past week!. more graphics on all at post #1 Welcome all you deplorables to this week's edition of the Dose! This is EVERYTHING TRUMP. Administration, family, frustrations, joys, winning! We welcome...
  • Why 536 was ‘the worst year to be alive’

    11/16/2018 6:12:12 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 133 replies
    Science ^ | Nov. 15, 2018 | Ann Gibbons
    Ask medieval historian Michael McCormick what year was the worst to be alive, and he's got an answer: "536." Not 1349, when the Black Death wiped out half of Europe. Not 1918, when the flu killed 50 million to 100 million people, mostly young adults. But 536. In Europe, "It was the beginning of one of the worst periods to be alive, if not the worst year," says McCormick, a historian and archaeologist who chairs the Harvard University Initiative for the Science of the Human Past.
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    11/16/2018 4:57:21 AM PST · by cowpoke · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/16/2018 | myself
    TGIFF! Its Fiddle Friday and we have Corrina Rose Logston with Charleston No. 1. The tune is on her 2016 CD Bluegrass Fiddler. THE WESTERNER Ranch Radio on Facebook