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  • Trump backed Rep. Martha Roby, wins AL runoff primary.

    07/17/2018 6:18:55 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 19 replies
    Congresswoman, Rep.Martha Roby, Republican, has easily defeated her opponent, Bobby Bright in a run-off CD special election this evening, garnering 66% of the vote!!! Another win for the Trumpies!!!
  • Famous Veteran: Lee Van Cleef USNAVY Petty Officer First Class

    07/17/2018 4:40:21 PM PDT · by eastforker · 44 replies
    TWS ^ | 2014 | Tom Bateman
    Van Cleef’s first love was the sea; he volunteered as both an air warden and plane spotter in high school and enlisted in the U.S. Navy after graduating at age 17 in compressed high school course in 1942. He enter service on Oct 16, 1942 and went to Sonorman School and graduated as a third class petty office Sonorman. His reported to his first vessel a subchaser with no name called USS SC-681 from March 15, 1943 to January 16,1944. During his time on board he was promoted to 2nd Class Petty Officer Sonorman. This SC-681 patrolled the Caribbean in...
  • Trump sets the stage to take down Democrats, Meida, and, his allies

    07/17/2018 3:18:28 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 46 replies
    There is no way that POTUS, Trump could have made the alleged mistake at the Helsinki Press Conference with President Putin of the Russian Federation. What he has done, is to setup his Democrat & Media buffoons for a major political fall, with information passed onto to him by Vladmir Putin. Of course the Democrats and their lock-step media fell for it 100%. Today, Trump reworded his delivery from yesterday to a more favorable position for him. But, there is more to come. I believe, although I have no proof whatsoever, that Putin has fed Trump "Dynamite Facts" that lead...
  • Helsinki Human Rights Day: Proclamation by Ronald Reagan (Flashback 1983)

    07/17/2018 1:30:26 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege
    American Presidency Project ^ | July 25, 1983 | Ronald Reagan
    Proclamation 5075 -Helsinki Human Rights Day By the President of the United States of America: A Proclamation When the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, widely referred to as "Helsinki accords," was concluded in Helsinki on August 1, 1975, thirty-three governments of Eastern and Western Europe, as well as the United States and Canada, committed themselves to "respect human rights and fundamental freedoms, including the freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief, for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion." The participating governments further committed themselves to foster "freer movement and contacts,"...
  • Shroud of Turin Bloodstains Likely Fake, Not of Jesus Christ: Forensic Experts

    07/17/2018 7:55:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/17/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Bloodstains found on the shroud of Turin burial cloth, believed by many to have once wrapped the body of Jesus Christ, are likely fake, according to new research reported in the Journal of Forensic Sciences. In June 2017, researchers at the Institute of Crystallography found traces of blood on the 14-foot-long relic, with initial analysis of the particles discovering "a scenario of great suffering, whose victim was wrapped up in the funeral cloth." The nanoparticles uncovered were found to not be typical of the blood of a healthy person. The Journal of Forensic Sciences report on July 10 revealed that...
  • Nostalgia and Naughties

    07/17/2018 7:13:29 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 30 replies
    email from a friend | 7/17/2018 | unknown
    nostalgia video here: https://www.youtube.com/embed/nSC7SXQpInM?rel=0 and this: EATING IN THE FIFTIES Pasta had not been invented. It was macaroni or spaghetti. Curry was a surname. Taco? Never saw one till I was 15. All chips were plain. Oil was for lubricating, fat was for cooking. Tea was made in a teapot using tea leaves and never green. Cubed sugar was regarded as posh. Chickens didn't have fingers in those days. None of us had ever heard of yogurt. Healthy food consisted of anything edible! Cooking outside was called camping. Seaweed was not a recognized food. 'Kebab' was not even a word......
  • A Starring Role for Hollywood’s Sexual Zelig [upcoming movie about H'wood secret gay past]

    07/17/2018 6:39:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    www.wral.com ^ | 07/16/2018 | By Brooks Barnes
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — “It’s hard to know where to begin,” said Matt Tyrnauer, a Vanity Fair special correspondent turned documentary filmmaker, as he dryly started to describe his new movie, which looks at closeted luminaries during Hollywood’s Golden Age. “There’s a story about Cole Porter and multiple carloads of guys, but it’s probably not printable.” Oh, dear. Best, then, to start in 2012. In an X-rated, best-selling memoir published that year, a former Marine named Scotty Bowers recounted how, between 1946 and the mid-1980s, he ran a type of prostitution ring for gay and bisexual people in the film...
  • Harper’s Weekly – July 17, 1858

    07/17/2018 6:31:09 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 2 replies
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  • Scientists Have Discovered The Earliest Evidence of Bread, And It's Much Older Than We Expected

    07/16/2018 9:01:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    The people who built the ancient structure, members of what's called the Natufian culture, struggled in a "hostile environment to gain more energy from their food," said Ehud Weiss, an archaeobotanist at Bar-Ilan University in Israel who was not involved with the study. Archaeologists found the bread remains in sediment samples at a site named Shubayqa 1 in Jordan. The structure was oval with a fireplace in the center, and its builders carefully laid stones into the ground. Arranz Otaegui said she did not know whether the building was a dwelling or had other, perhaps ceremonial, purposes. Sifting through the...
  • Famous veteran: gene Hackman USMC CPL

    07/16/2018 6:46:28 PM PDT · by eastforker · 30 replies
    TWS ^ | 2014 | TWS
    Gene was born Eugene Alden Hackman in San Bernadino, California on the 30th of January, 1930 to Eugene Ezra (newspaper pressman) and Lyda Hackman. He is 6'2" and has been married twice. Once to Faye Maltese (1 January 1956 to 1986), whom he had three children (Christopher, Elizabeth and Leslie) with before they divorced, and currently to Betsy Arakawa. Gene and Betsy were married in December of 1991. Faye was a bank Clerk and Betsy, a classical pianist. When he was 16, Gene joined the Marines for three years and then found himself in New York, working various jobs. Eventually,...
  • Public Schools: The Three Big Problems We Must Fix

    07/16/2018 4:36:34 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 19 replies
    Republic Standard ^ | May 3, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    One thing our public schools do well is undermine real education. K-12 education is a big swirl of unnecessary problems and impasses. Millions of children are damaged by what seem to be ideological decisions. Our self-appointed experts, which I call the Education Establishment, appear unable to improve the schools. Worse, they don't seem to want to. Let’s identify the three main problems as the first step toward fixing them: First, our schools seem to become dumber by the year and probably by the month. Government statistics say that the majority of our students, in both fourth grade and eighth grade,...
  • Maria Butina Connects Russians, NRA, Trump, Sibby, and Mathew Wollmann

    07/16/2018 1:41:40 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 16 replies
    https://dakotafreepress.com/ ^ | Posted 2017-03-27 04:45 | by Cory Allen Heidelberger
    She was known about long before today's indebtment As the Legislature convenes one more time to deal with Governor Dennis DaugaardÂ’s veto of two of their gun bills, an eager reader gets me reading about the National Rifle AssociationÂ’s Russia connection, which will lead us to Donald Trump, Sibby, and Mathew Wollmann. In 2014, to punish Russia for supporting separatist militias in Ukraine, the United States imposed sanctions on two state-owned Russian banks, two state-owned Russian oil companies, and six Russian arms manufacturers, including Kalashnikov, maker of the AK-47 rifle. To maintain access to the lucrative American gun market, Kalashnikov...
  • Russian woman arrested in Washington, accused of acting as Russian government agent {Ti Ming)

    07/16/2018 12:39:41 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 84 replies
    http://wdez.com ^ | Monday, July 16, 2018 2:04 p.m. CDT
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 29-year-old Russian woman living in Washington has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian government while developing ties with U.S. citizens and infiltrating political groups, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday.</p>
  • Lost Stanley Kubrick screenplay, Burning Secret, is found 60 years on

    07/16/2018 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    www.theguardian.com ^ | 07/16/2018 | Staff
    His first world war classic, Paths of Glory, is one of cinema’s most powerful anti-war movies, widely acclaimed as a masterpiece, as was his Roman epic, Spartacus, both of which starred Kirk Douglas. Now a “lost” screenplay by director Stanley Kubrick has been discovered – and it is so close to completion that it could be developed by film-makers. Entitled Burning Secret, the script is an adaptation of the 1913 novella by the Viennese writer Stefan Zweig. In Kubrick’s adaptation of the story of adultery and passion set in a spa resort, a suave and predatory man befriends a 10-year-old...
  • Colorado Class Battleship: "Life of the US Sailor" ~ 1925

    07/16/2018 10:11:36 AM PDT · by NRx · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1925ish | International Film Foundation
    Film footage documenting life on a Colorado class battleship circa 1925. (B&W silent appx 9 minutes)
  • Distinctive Projectile Point Technology Sheds Light on Peopling of the Americas

    07/16/2018 12:06:33 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | July 11, 2018 | Thomas J. Williams, Texas State U
    In the lowest layer of the Area 15 archaeological grounds at the Gault Site in Central Texas, researchers have unearthed a projectile point technology never previously seen in North America, which they date to be at least 16,000 years old, or a time before Clovis. While clear evidence for the timing of the peopling of the Americas remains elusive, these findings suggest humans occupied North America prior to Clovis - considered one of the oldest, if not the oldest, Paleo-Indian culture of North America, and dated to around 11,000 years ago. In 2002, Area 15 of the Gault Site in...
  • Fingerprint of ancient abrupt climate change found in Arctic [Younger Dryas]

    07/15/2018 11:22:34 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | July 9, 2018 | Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    A research team led by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) found the fingerprint of a massive flood of fresh water in the western Arctic, thought to be the cause of an ancient cold snap that began around 13,000 years ago... The cause of the cooling event, which is named after a flower (Dryas octopetala) that flourished in the cold conditions in Europe throughout the time, has remained a mystery and a source of debate for decades. Many researchers believed the source was a huge influx of freshwater from melting ice sheets and glaciers that gushed into the North Atlantic... However,...
  • Watching 13 Hours

    07/15/2018 7:19:46 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 48 replies
    Vanity | 7/15/18 | Originalbuckeye
    This is still as appalling as when it happened, nearly 6 years ago. And no one in our Government has been held accountable.
  • PACQUIAO VS. MATTYSSE (no copyright infringement)

    07/15/2018 5:46:01 PM PDT · by knarf · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | July 15, 2018 | knarf
    The first thread was pulled because the owner of the video claimed a copyright.THIS ONE (full fight) appears to be open for free use.
  • Malaria and the Fall of Rome

    07/15/2018 4:42:31 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 48 replies
    BBC ^ | February 17, 2011 | Andrew Thompson
    Could an ancient children's burial ground contain clues about how one of the world's greatest empires came to an end? Andrew Thompson explores the theory that malaria was the silent killer responsible for the fall of Rome. Today in the west, most people have forgotten how deadly malaria used to be, although there were serious malarial epidemics in many parts of Italy as recently as the 1950s. But each year, mainly in Africa, it still kills over two million people, most of them children. While there are several mentions of a disease sounding very similar to malaria in historical documents...