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  • Scientists 'discover two more' of the seven warships lost in the Battle of Midway (TR)

    10/18/2019 11:10:41 AM PDT · by DFG · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/18/2019 | Milly Vincent
    Deep-sea explorers scouring the world's oceans for sunken World War II ships are investigating what they believe could be the third ship of seven lost to the Pacific during the Battle of Midway. Hundreds of miles off Midway Atoll, nearly halfway between the United States and Japan, a research vessel is launching underwater robots miles into the abyss to look for warships from the famed Battle of Midway. Weeks of grid searches around the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands have already led the crew of the Petrel to one sunken warship, the Japanese ship the Kaga. This week, the crew is deploying...
  • Political Correctness Erases History and Turns Heroes Into Villains

    10/18/2019 7:09:14 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 9 replies
    The Stream ^ | October 17, 2019 | Jerry Newcombe
    Political Correctness Erases History and Turns Heroes Into Villains Another Columbus Day is behind us. Again it is obvious that Columbus, a former hero, has been vilified. It’s primarily because of  terrible things that came after he opened up the new world to the old.Our culture has turned Columbus the hero into Columbus the villain. It’s one of many examples of the ongoing “war on history” of our times.Columbus Day is no longer celebrated in the “District of Columbia” (named after him), noted Jarrett Stepman. Stepman writes for The Daily Signal (Heritage Foundation). He’s just written a book, entitled, The War on History: The...
  • Lost in Combat? [3000 years ago]

    10/18/2019 6:35:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    University of Gttingen ^ | 15.10.2019 | Tobias Uhlig, et al
    Researchers discover belongings of a warrior on unique Bronze Age battlefield site Recent archaeological investigations in the Tollense Valley led by the University of Gttingen, the State Agency for Cultural Heritage in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the University of Greifswald have unearthed a collection of 31 unusual objects. Researchers believe this is the personal equipment of a Bronze Age warrior who died on the battlefield 3,300 years ago. This unique find was discovered by a diving team headed by Dr Joachim Krger, from the University of Greifswald, and seems to have been protected in the river from the looting, which inevitably followed...
  • 'No better friend' Republican Representative Mark Meadows 'heartbroken' by death of Elijah Cummings

    10/18/2019 6:31:10 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct 2019 | Daniel Chaitin
    Cummings was a liberal powerhouse from Maryland, while Meadows, 60, is a conservative who hails from North Carolina. The two men had little in common, but they shared a uniquely strong friendship on Capitol Hill. The bond was put on display at critical moments this year. During a dramatic House Oversight Committee hearing in February, in which President Trump's former fixer Michael Cohen was providing testimony, Cummings came to the defense of Meadows, who was accused of a "racist act" by Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib when he brought up Lynne Patton, a black woman who is a longtime friend of...
  • Spreadsheet Day October 17, 2019 (40th anniversary of VisiCalc's release)

    10/17/2019 5:34:46 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 25 replies
    Happy Days 365 ^ | October 17, 2019 | Preethi
    Spreadsheet Day is celebrated every year on 17th October, The plan of celebrating this day came about in February 2010, when the significance of spreadsheets in the day to day business works, and in fact, living became obvious to its inventor. Since 2010, Spreadsheet Day has become a day for celebrating both the pros and cons of working with spreadsheet software. These Spreadsheets are very easy to use, and it helps you balance your budget, in preparing shopping lists and in keeping track of most important days and people. History of Spreadsheet Day Spreadsheet Day is celebrated' on 17th October...
  • Read the Latest "IMPRIMIS"

    10/17/2019 12:03:48 PM PDT · by Don Corleone · 14 replies
    Imprimis | 9/12/2019 | Myron Magnet
    Clarence Thomas is our eras most consequential jurist.....
  • Vintage Photos of New York City During the 1890s

    10/17/2019 11:03:30 AM PDT · by NRx · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10-20-2018 | Yesterday Today
    Scenes from New York City in the 1890's. (appx 10 mins)
  • Time capsule from 1887 opened by Ogden school [UT]

    10/17/2019 7:16:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    Fox13now.com ^ | Posted 6:37 pm, October 16, 2019, | by Hailey Higgins
    OGDEN, Utah A time capsule buried in an Ogden school in 1887 was opened to the public for the first time. During the construction of the Ogden Academy, educators, students, and even construction workers dropped what was important to them inside a capsule and closed it 132 years ago. The capsule was uncovered when the building was demolished in 1959 but sat in storage until Wednesday. Nobody does this unless they think what theyre doing is important, Alan Barnett said, local government archivist for the Utah State Archive. The building was also important to early Utahns. It was built for...
  • Are We Close to Finding the Tomb of Queen Nefertiti in the Valley of the Kings?

    10/16/2019 8:20:09 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 9, 2019 | Ancient Architects
    In May 2018, media outlets around the world ran the headline: Secret Chamber Does Not Exist, referring to the possible burial chamber of Queen Nefertiti behind the walls of the tomb of King Tutankhamun in the Valley of the King's in Egypt. So youll image my surprise when this week I see that the major media outlets across the world are once again reporting that Nefertiti could be hiding behind a wall in King Tutankhamens tomb. The story was ran by a number of well known publications, including The Sun, New York Post, Fox News and more, but why have...
  • Archaeologists discover more than 20 sealed coffins just as the ancient Egyptians left them

    10/16/2019 7:49:37 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    WaPo ^ | October 16, 2019 | Lateshia Beachum
    The Egyptian government is hailing the discovery of more than 20 wooden coffins as one of the largest and most important archaeological finds in the past few years. The coffins were found in Assasif, a necropolis on the west bank of the Nile River. Egypts Ministry of Antiquities tweeted images of the intact and sealed coffins Tuesday. The sarcophagi, which were stacked in two layers in a large tomb, still boasted their original carvings of faces and hands and colors of red, green, white and black that have not faded much over time... Egyptian officials have not given the time...
  • Is Gallup Poll Correct?

    10/16/2019 5:00:13 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 59 replies
    10/16/19 | Originalbuckeye
    Has anyone found the internals from the Gallup Poll that says the support for Impeachment is standing at 52%? I looked and cannot find them.
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    10/16/2019 8:53:49 AM PDT · by cowpoke
    YouTube ^ | 10/16/2019 | myself
    Our selection today is Go Back, You Fool by Faron Young (1955). THE WESTERNER https://thewesterner.blogspot.com/
  • Gandhi 'was racist and planned statue of him outside Manchester Cathedral must be scrapped [tr]

    10/16/2019 7:06:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 26, 2019 | Richard Mardsen, and Sophie Tanno
    Mahatma Gandhi is revered across the world for his non-violent campaign for Indian independence and was nominated five times for the Nobel Peace Prize. But plans to unveil a statue in his memory in Manchester have sparked a backlash from a student leader who claims he was a 'virulently anti-black racist'. The 9ft statue has been donated to the city by the Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur, a spiritual mission based in Gandhi's ancestral homeland of Gujarat, following the Manchester Arena bombing which killed 22 people in 2017. It is due to be unveiled outside Manchester Cathedral next month, to 'spread...
  • Scotty Bowers, "Male Madame" to the Stars, Dies at 96

    10/15/2019 2:01:56 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1:22 PM PDT 10/14/2019 by Gary Baum , Chris Gardner
    The industry's genial sex fixer who claimed to arrange liaisons for everyone from Rock Hudson to Bette Davis challenged Golden Age Hollywood's baseline-heterosexual conception of itself. Scotty Bowers, whose explicit, best-selling 2012 memoir revealed a covert realm of Golden Age Hollywood sexuality, died Sunday of natural causes at his home in Laurel Canyon, documentary director Matt Tyrnauer told The Hollywood Reporter. He was 96. The former U.S. Marine and gas station attendant turned erotic fixer to the stars (including, he said, Katharine Hepburn and Rock Hudson) was the subject of an acclaimed 2017 documentary, Scotty and the Secret...
  • Weather to blame for swarms of crickets in San Antonio

    10/15/2019 11:03:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 11, 2019 / 2:36 PM | By Ben Hooper
    Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Experts said an influx of crickets that some San Antonio residents have called a "plague" resulted from "perfect" weather conditions that allowed the insects to thrive this year. Residents said they first started noticing huge swarms of crickets gathering Tuesday in locations including the University of Texas at San Antonio. One man tweeted a video of himself eating a fistful of crickets with a caption parodying a letter from someone involved in a disaster. "Dearest Mother," user @MeepMeepNation tweeted. "We are approaching the third day of the cricket plague. What sanity remains is quickly being whittled...
  • Harold Bloom, Critic Who Argued for the Superiority of Western Literature, Dies at 89

    10/15/2019 9:32:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/15/2019 | Rick Moran
    Harold Bloom, a giant of literary criticism, died in New York yesterday at the age of 89. The author of dozens of books and editor of hundreds more, Bloom taught at Yale University for five decades, beguiling his students and angering his critics who accused him of racism and sexism for his eurocentric views.Bloom got into trouble for his unabashed praise of Western literary giants like Shakespeare, Kafka, and Chaucer. And, he was unapologetic about it.NPR: Bloom had a photographic memory, and claimed he could recite all of Shakespeare, all of John Milton's "Paradise Lost" and copious swaths of...
  • Destroying Americas History One Icon at a Time

    10/15/2019 6:56:44 AM PDT · by LavaDog · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Oct 15, 2019 | Fletch Daniels
    Columbus Day brought a refreshing reminder that leftists are effectively erasing Americas heritage as an important step in transforming America into a socialist state. As I look, Happy Indigenous Peoples day is approaching 100K tweets, which is simply advancing the narrative that was already set in motion by leftists across America.
  • Former NASA scientist says they found life on Mars in the 1970s

    10/15/2019 6:30:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 0809 GMT (1609 HKT) October 15, 2019 | By Jessie Yeung
    We may have already discovered the essence of life on Mars 40 years ago, according to a former NASA scientist. Gilbert V. Levin, who was principal investigator on a NASA experiment that sent Viking landers to Mars in 1976, published an article in the ScientificAmerican journal last Thursday, arguing the experiment's positive results were proof of life on the red planet. The experiment, called Labeled Release, was designed to test Martian soil for organic matter. "It seemed we had answered that ultimate question," Levin wrote in the article. In the experiment, the Viking probes placed nutrients in Mars soil samples...
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    10/15/2019 5:24:10 AM PDT · by cowpoke
    YouTube ^ | 10/15/2019 | myself
    Today we feature the Eddy Arnold recording of Many Tears Ago (1945). THE WESTERNER https://thewesterner.blogspot.com/
  • Harpers Weekly October 15, 1859

    10/15/2019 5:17:21 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 16 replies
    Harper's Weekly archives ^ | October 15, 1859
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