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  • ....brave warriors of Allah

    12/08/2016 1:43:01 AM PST · by RevelationDavid · 5 replies
    Cant sleep tonight... went to DU (it always puts me to sleep...lol) ...saw this post... ...unbelievable. ___________________ Star Member exboyfil (6,823 posts) 4. 19 brave warriors of Allah armed only with box cutters and fake bombs were able to kill nearly 3,000 infidels, destroy two multi billion dollar skyscrapers, and severely damage the seat of American military power - the Pentagon. A true testament to asymmetric warfare. Their actions changed to course of history since it led to the great Satan entering into two protracted wars killing almost another 10,000 infidels, and spending over $6T on fruitless campaigns against lightly...
  • 112-Year-Old Nepal Woman Says She's Been Smoking for 95 Years

    12/07/2016 11:00:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    UPI ^ | Dec. 7, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    A Nepalese woman believed to be the country's oldest at 112 years revealed a surprising fact about her life -- she's been smoking for 95 of them. Batuli Lamichhane, of Nuwakot, is indeed 112 according to her ID, but local residents said she could be as old as 114. Lamichhane attributed her longevity to keeping active. "You will probably die earlier. People of this modern age have too much stress. And those who do not work or are idle in their old age won't live long. If you study a lot and work hard, you'll live a long life. Be...
  • American Thinker: Hacksaw Ridge and the Deplorable Desmond Doss

    12/07/2016 6:07:16 PM PST · by jbles · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/07/2016 | Jon Brown
    This month, Mel Gibson nabbed a nomination for best director from the Broadcast Film Critics Association. The last we saw Gibson directing, a Mayan priest was tossing heads down the pyramid steps in Apocalypto. In the decade since, he has lost his own head a few times, suffering tequila-induced tirades and effectively achieving for himself excommunication from the Church of Hollywood. Such is perhaps for the best, as it provides for him the freedom to make films that rise above the swirling box office toilet bowl of superhero spandex, toy trolls, and incomprehensible Harry Potter spin-offs. Gibson's latest, Hacksaw Ridge,...
  • Veteran Don Graves Recounts Pearl Harbor Announcement and Iwo Jima

    12/07/2016 3:48:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 12/7 | Kristin Dickerson
    World War II veteran Don Graves was just a teenager when he heard about the attack on Pearl Harbor, he was listening to President Roosevelt’s speech on the radio. “Here we are, the three of us, same neighborhood: Detroit, Michigan,” said 91-year-old Graves while pointing to a picture of three young men in military uniforms. “The music was playing then all of a sudden it stopped and it said ‘we interrupt this broadcast, the President of the United States will now address the nation,’” said Graves. It was that speech that inspired Graves to enlist. “I said, ‘I’m going to...
  • Marine Whose Story was Documented in HBO Series Reflects on World War II

    12/07/2016 3:36:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 12/7 | Julie Fine
    Retired Marine Sgt. R.V Burgin, of Lancaster, documented his service in World War II in the book "Islands of the Damned." The 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks brings back vivid memories for a North Texas retired Marine sergeant. R.V. Burgin was in Dallas that day, but he says the attacks influenced his decision to join the military. "I remember the radio. I was listening to the radio and that was all that was on: Pearl Harbor," Burgin said. Burgin began his military service a short time later, in 1942. And he spent much of his time in the...
  • 100-Year-Old Pearl Harbor Survivor From Tennessee Lives on to Tell the Story

    12/07/2016 3:26:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    12/7
    100-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor from Tennessee lives on to tell the story (Can only be linked to)
  • How Pearl Harbor Created a Climate of Fear

    12/07/2016 3:20:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed December 7, 2016 | Daniel Greene
    Seventy-five years ago today, hundreds of Japanese bombers attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. America's shock, and its grief for the more than 2,000 US military dead on this date of "infamy" led to overwhelming unity of purpose as we entered a world war. Yet America's unity was matched by its profound fears about national security in the days after Pearl Harbor. Well before December 7, 1941, Americans believed that enemy spies and saboteurs lived among us. Some did, though not nearly as many as we imagined. In 1940, the FBI reportedly received 3,000 complaints or tips every...
  • The Man Who Tried to Stop Pearl Harbor

    12/07/2016 3:07:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 12/6 | DAVID J. CASTELLO
    George Elliott was one of two servicemen manning a radar station on Oahu the morning of Dec. 7, 1941. When he reported a huge sighting on his radar screen, he was ignored.At 2 a.m. on April 1, 2001, I was sitting at my computer in my Laguna Beach condo working on a website I’ve long since forgotten when an email popped up with nothing in the subject line. “Do you know who I am?” “Another April Fool’s joke,” I thought to myself as I moved my cursor up to click the Delete button. Then I glanced down and noticed the...
  • Pearl Harbor Sailor’s Family Brings Him Home After His Remains Are Finally Identified

    12/07/2016 3:04:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 07, 2016 | Greg Norman
    After decades of Pearl Harbor anniversaries, the family of Lewis Wagoner says this one will be more special than the rest. The Navy Seaman 2nd Class, one of the 429 onboard the USS Oklahoma who died during the Dec. 7, 1941, attack, is finally with his family in Kansas as his long-unidentified remains were tracked down and buried in October. “We were so grateful that at last, after 75 years, that our uncle… and all of the whole family was just so excited that finally his remains had been brought home to rest,” Lee Longaker, Wagoner’s niece, told FoxNews.com.
  • FDR's War Speech to Congress

    12/07/2016 1:41:02 PM PST · by NRx · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 8, 1941 | FDR
    Roosevelt's Day of Infamy speech in it's entirety.
  • The Eye of Mount Diablo shines only on Dec 7th

    12/07/2016 7:54:54 AM PST · by Talkwire · 11 replies
    Some East Bay guy ^ | Dec 6, 2016 | Mario Mazzamuto
    In the SF East Bay, the historic Mount Diablo beacon shines one night a year to honor Pearl Harbor Day. Terrific article about the annual event which can be seen across Northern California. LINK: http://sfbayappraisal.com/the-eye-of-diablo-shines-only-on-dec-7th
  • VIDEO: Debunking "Hate Speech". Why it DOESN'T Exist!

    12/07/2016 7:19:24 AM PST · by StevenCrowder · 17 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 12/07/2016 | Steven Crowder
    Felt compelled to make this video due to the flood of college students intimidated into silence for fear of "hate speech" post election. Often, we're forced to make the case for "free speech" when someone says something offensive. So I created a reference video for when we simply want to educate/entertain people and make the point. Any support appreciated! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I6h9b59B2A
  • Pearl Harbor: 16 Days To Die – Three Sailors trapped in the USS West Virginia

    12/07/2016 7:07:44 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 37 replies
    War History Online ^ | January 1, 2016 | George Winston
    In the aftermath of the attacks on Pearl Harbour during World War Two stories emerged of sailors who were trapped in the sunken battleships, some even survived for weeks. Those who were trapped underwater banged continuously on the side of the ship so that anyone would hear them and come to their rescue. When the noises were first heard many thought it was just loose wreckage or part of the clean-up operation for the destroyed harbour. However the day after the attack, crewmen realised that there was an eerie banging noise coming from the foward hull of the USS West...
  • Britain’s Last Cold War Carrier Sails Into the Sunset

    12/07/2016 6:33:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    War is Boring ^ | December 7, 2016 | Robert Beckhusen
    HMS Illustrious, the last of the Royal Navy’s Invincible-class carriers, has set sail from Portsmouth to meet her doom at a Turkish scrapyard. The British government chose to sell her for scrap in 2014, but Illustrious’ final journey nonetheless signals the end of an era during a low point for the shrinking Royal Navy. Illustrious was the second Invincible class between HMS Invincible and Ark Royal, scrapped in 2011 and 2013, respectively.
  • Fibber McGee & Molly radio show 12/7/43 The War Is Not Almost Over

    12/07/2016 12:57:58 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 7, 1943 | Don Quinn
    On the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the McGees argue over buying war bonds to make the point that a full-force effort to win the war is still needed, and the country can't afford to let up. The war had turned in the Allies' favor by late 1943, and an impatient American population was hoping for a quick victory. It wasn't to come quite so quickly, though, and the government wanted the message sent that much more sacrifice would be needed. Ever eager to do their part, the Jordans and writer Don Quinn used humor to make a...
  • How Just 8 Flavors Have Defined American Cuisine

    12/06/2016 10:33:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 388 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/6 | Alan Yu
    Sarah Lohman has made everything from colonial-era cocktails to cakes with black pepper to stewed moose face. She is a historical gastronomist, which means she re-creates historical recipes to connect with the past. That moose-face recipe dates back to the 19th century, and it wasn't easy. She recalls spending hours trying to butcher the moose from Alaska in her kitchen in Queens, New York. She tried scalding the face in hot water to remove the fur, but it didn't quite work and her apartment stunk of wet moose. But "at the end of the day, people showed up and ate...
  • Upcoming Hospital Stay - Need Book Recommendation (Vanity)

    12/06/2016 6:28:58 PM PST · by Veggie Todd · 157 replies
    Me | Today | Me
    After surgery, I'll be in the hospital for about five days. Not sure how much lucid time I'll have, but I want to take a good book. I like Nonfiction, History, Autobiographies, and of course, America.
  • The Spooky Pearl Harbor Mystery That Remains Unsolved

    12/06/2016 5:17:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Time ^ | 12/6 | Lily Rothman
    Nobody knows who placed the ad, but it appeared to have been a warning With 75 years having passed since the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor—the surprise air raid by Japan that precipitated the U.S. entry into World War II—most of the aspects of that day have been thoroughly explored: the military strategy, the political maneuvering, the personal tragedies, the moments of heroism. And yet mysteries do remain. And one of them, in particular, is downright spooky. Here’s how Craig Nelson describes it in his new book Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness: On November 22 [of 1941],...
  • Making Pearl Harbor Personal

    12/06/2016 4:59:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Wall Streetv Journal ^ | Dec. 6, 2016 | Mark Yost
    An exhibition at the Museum of World War II commemorates the 75th anniversary of the attack and humanizes a larger-than-life historic event.The Museum of World War II, a hidden gem in this leafy suburb outside Boston, has a new temporary exhibit through Jan. 7, 2017, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It features 100 of the museum’s best pieces on the subject, displayed in five large cases with the themes “Before the Attack,” “The Attack,” “The Response,” “Internment,” and “Remember Pearl Harbor.” Using maps, postcards, magazine photos, diaries, letters and a few traditional artifacts, the...
  • Democratic Underground calls for the assassination of President Trump!!

    12/06/2016 1:56:59 PM PST · by RevelationDavid · 90 replies
    http://www.democraticunderground.com/10028336987 lunatica (32,435 posts) The only way Trump will be stopped is if someone stops him He will not "pivot". He will not change his mind unless it's to do something worse he just thought up. He has never and will never start respecting anything - no matter how sacred it may be to us. He will not stop tweeting. He will never listen to anyone about anything at any time and for any reason. He will do whatever he feels like doing in the moment. He will not stop. Unless he is stopped what we see now is what...
  • Prager University Video: "Born to Hate Jews"

    12/06/2016 12:51:41 PM PST · by wtd · 3 replies
    PragerU/YouTube ^ | Dec 5, 2016 | PragerU
    PragerU: Born to Hate Jews How do devout Muslims born in the West feel about Jews? How do they feel about Western values in general? Kasim Hafeez, who was raised a devout Muslim in England, explains.
  • Seismically active Katmandu region in store for larger earthquake

    12/06/2016 12:23:49 AM PST · by JimSEA · 7 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 12/05/2016 | Steve Wesnousky of the University of Nevada
    An earthquake much more powerful and damaging than last year's 7.8 magnitude quake could rock Katmandu and the Himalayan Frontal Fault, an international team of seismic experts has concluded. The unsettling news comes after field research and analysis in the year following the 2015 Gorkha earthquake, which killed 9,000 people and destroyed 600,000 structures throughout the region. Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-12-seismically-katmandu-region-larger-earthquake.html#jCp "We conducted a number of paleoearthquake studies in the vicinity of Katmandu in the past year, digging trenches and studying soils and faultlines looking back over the past 2,000 years," Wesnousky said. "Coupled with the historical record, it's apparent...
  • Oldest alphabet identified as Hebrew: Ancient Israelites turned Egyptian hieroglyphics into letters?

    12/05/2016 8:02:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Science News ^ | 12/05/2016 | Bruce Bower
    The world’s earliest alphabet, inscribed on stone slabs at several Egyptian sites, was an early form of Hebrew, a controversial new analysis concludes. Israelites living in Egypt transformed that civilization’s hieroglyphics into Hebrew 1.0 more than 3,800 years ago, at a time when the Old Testament describes Jews living in Egypt, says archaeologist and epigrapher Douglas Petrovich of Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada. Hebrew speakers seeking a way to communicate in writing with other Egyptian Jews simplified the pharaohs’ complex hieroglyphic writing system into 22 alphabetic letters, Petrovich proposed on November 17 at the annual meeting of the American...
  • Queen Victoria's bloomers up for auction in the UK

    12/05/2016 2:00:47 PM PST · by workerbee · 21 replies
    Fox ^ | 12/5/16 | James Rogers
    A pair of linen bloomers that once belonged to Queen Victoria are up for auction in the U.K. later this month. The split drawers have a 42.5-inch drawstring waist and are embroidered with the royal monogram “V.R.” for “Victoria Regina (Queen Victoria)” and the number “23.” Auction house Henry Aldridge & Son told FoxNews.com that the bloomers were given to the seller’s grandmother by one of Queen Victoria’s ladies in waiting.
  • 1,000-Year-Old Viking Toolbox Found at Mysterious Danish Fortress

    12/05/2016 7:50:45 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    Live Science ^ | December 2, 2016 07:28am ET | Tom Metcalfe
    The cache of iron tools was first located by amateur archaeologists using a metal detector near the eastern gate of the buried fortress at Borgring. That discovery inspired Holm's archaeological team in August to excavate the eastern gatehouse, where they removed the deposit of earth containing all the tools in one piece — a delicate process that took two days. The next step was to transport the lump of earth, rust and iron to a local hospital, where it was scanned with computed tomography (CT) equipment usually used by doctors to examine the internal organs of their patients. The CT...
  • Japan PM Abe to make first visit to Pearl Harbor

    12/05/2016 3:34:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    AFP ^ | December 4, 2016 | Staff
    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to become the first Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbor, announcing Monday a trip to Hawaii this month for talks with US President Barack Obama. "I will visit Pearl Harbor" with Obama, he told reporters in comments broadcast live on television. Abe, who will be in Hawaii on December 26 and 27, will visit the site of the surprise Japanese attack on December 7, 1941, that began World War II in the Pacific.
  • A Short History of Democrats, Republicans, and Racism

    12/04/2016 12:51:13 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 13 replies
    russp.us ^ | 2011 | Russ Paielli
    The following are a few basic historical facts that every American should know. Fact: The Republican Party was founded primarily to oppose slavery, and Republicans eventually abolished slavery. The Democratic Party fought them and tried to maintain and expand slavery. The 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery, passed in 1865 with 100% Republican support but only 23% Democrat support in congress. Why is this indisputable fact so rarely mentioned? PBS documentaries about slavery and the Civil War barely mention it, for example. One can certainly argue that the parties have changed in 150 years (more about that below), but that does not...
  • Alvin York (Sgt. York) And The IRS

    12/04/2016 1:44:38 AM PST · by Sontagged · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 9, 2014 | Richard Bachert
    How the federal government "honored" one of America's most heroic and decorated veterans.
  • Diving Legend Sammy Lee Passes Away At Age 96

    12/03/2016 3:12:55 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Swimming World ^ | December 3, 2016
    USA Olympic legend Dr. Sammy Lee – 1948 and 1952 Olympic Gold medalist – passed away on December 2nd, at age of 96, due to pneumonia. He was a true giant in the sport of Olympic diving... At the 1948 Summer Games in London, England, Lee earned a bronze medal in the 3-meter springboard and a gold medal in 10-meter platform diving events. Four years later, he won the gold medal in the 10-meter platform competition at Helsinki, Finland...
  • FLAK STORM - German Anti-Aircraft Defense (WWII training film)

    12/03/2016 9:13:24 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1940's | Dept. of War Training Film
    War Dept. technical training film for bomber crews about evading flack on bombing runs. Goes into the specifics about the different types of flack patterns and how to adjust flight course to avoid them.
  • How much did Trump spend?

    12/03/2016 6:44:25 AM PST · by Former MSM Viewer · 21 replies
    Clinton spent multiple times what President-Elect Trump spent. Any figures out there? How about Jeb?
  • The Road to War

    12/03/2016 1:33:57 AM PST · by Fai Mao · 16 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2014 | BBC
    A rather good history of the origins and causes of World war I The Road to War
  • Trump Thank You Tour Full Speech at Ohio Rally 2016

    12/02/2016 9:21:07 PM PST · by thesligoduffyflynns · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 2016 | YouTube
    runs 1 hour 26min https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGQRiAc5iJI
  • General Tso's Chicken Creator Dies at 98

    12/02/2016 5:23:03 PM PST · by iowamark · 28 replies
    NBC News ^ | Dec. 2, 2016 | Stephany Bai
    The chef behind one of America's most popular Chinese food dishes has died. Chef Peng Chang-kuei was 98 when he died on Nov. 30 from pneumonia, according to the Epoch Times. Peng first made General Tso's chicken in the 1950s, when he was working as a chef for the Taiwanese government, according to Taiwan Business Topics. When U.S. Navy Admiral Arthur W. Radford visited Taiwan in 1954 to lead a summit of high-ranking government officials, Peng decided to expand on the usual banquet menu. One of his innovations, a breaded and stir-fried chicken dish in a sweet and spicy sauce,...
  • Ancient Wind God Temple Found Under Mexico City Supermarket

    12/02/2016 12:41:07 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    Seeker ^ | 2 Dec, 2016 | ROSSELLA LORENZI
    The temple, 36 feet across, falls within what is believed to be the perimeter of a large ceremonial site in the Tlatelolco neighborhood. Archaeologists excavating the site of a demolished supermarket in Mexico City have unearthed a circular temple built more than 650 years ago for an Aztec deity. The platform, about 36 feet in diameter and four feet tall, was part of the sacred area of the city-state Tlatelolco and was likely dedicated to the god of wind Ehecatl-Quetzalcoatl. It now stands just yards away from the site of the Tlatelolco 1968 massacre, where Mexican soldiers killed protesting students....
  • Springtime for Morsi: Review of 'Arab Fall' By Eric Trager

    12/02/2016 10:35:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 1 replies
    Commentary ^ | November 16, 2016 | Michael J. Totten
    4 shares A A Almost everyone got the Arab Spring wrong. At a casual glance, the Middle East and North Africa appeared to be sprouting political liberals like daisies at the tail end of 2010, when a nonviolent revolution in Tunisia spread to Egypt, Libya, and Syria. Tunisia’s autocratic Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fell in a matter of weeks, followed a month later by Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak. Rebellions then broke out in Libya against the tyrannical Muammar Qaddafi and in Syria against Bashar al-Assad.
  • Inventor of General Tso's Chicken dies in Taipei at age 98

    12/02/2016 7:30:28 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 40 replies
    Taiwan News ^ | 12/2/2016 | Keoni Everington
    Chef Peng Chang-kuei (彭長貴), the founder of the famous Hunan-style restaurant chain Peng's Garden Hunan Restaurant (彭園湘菜館) and inventor of the world famous Chinese dish General Tso's Chicken, died on Nov. 30 at the age of 98 from Pneumonia. A native of Changsha, Hunan Province, Peng began training at the age of 13 under the tutelage of the famous Hunan chef Cao Jing-chen (曹藎臣), who was the family chef of Tan Yan-kai (譚延闓), the prime minister of the Nationalist government from 1926 to 1928. After WWII, he was put in charge of running Nationalist government banquets, and in 1949 he...
  • I’ve Been to War But I Cannot Imagine the Hell That Was Stalingrad

    12/02/2016 2:42:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    War is Boring ^ | December 2, 2016 | Daniel L. Davis
    Since July 2012, the world has watched in horror as the once-beautiful and vibrant Syrian city of Aleppo has been transformed into a perpetual battlefield. Those killed in Aleppo, as well as throughout the rest of Syria during the civil war, are reported to be approximately 300,000. During the U.S.-led war in Iraq from 2003–11, one study reported that 405,000 Iraqis were killed directly and indirectly as a result of the war, and from 2001–15, an additional 91,991 people were killed due to war in Afghanistan, for a three-country total, over a 15-year period, of 796,991. As staggering as the...
  • Empire of the Sea

    12/02/2016 12:57:05 AM PST · by Fai Mao · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2014 | BBC
    This is a really well done documentary series on naval history. It is rather long but worth watching. Empire of the Sea (pt 1 of 4)
  • Question: Did anyone here attend est training?

    12/01/2016 5:57:49 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 147 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1970s | Wernehr Erhard
    Did anyone here at Free Republic ever attend Erhard Seminars Training, back in the 1970s? Did anyone know another person who did? If so, do you have any observations to share about the experience? Did it have any lasting influence over you? Was it just an exercise in groupthink? Erhard certainly seemed to think he was on to something.
  • Matt is for SECDEF!!!

    12/01/2016 5:18:48 PM PST · by Spacetrucker · 56 replies
    Trump rally in Cincinnati | Myself
    Trump just officially announced Gen. James Mathis for SECDEF at his "Thank You" rally in Cincinnati! !!
  • Arrogant U.S. Generals Made the P-51 Mustang a Necessity: With better leadership, [tr]

    12/01/2016 11:19:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    War is Boring ^ | December 1, 2016 | James Perry Stevenson and Pierre Sprey
    The benefits the P-51 Mustang brought to aerial battles in World War II, particularly over Germany, are reasonably well known. The iconic fighter plane could fly higher, faster, farther and generate more kills per sortie than the U.S. Army Air Force’s aviation bureaucracy’s preferred P-47s or P-38s. However, the real P-51 Mustang story is just as much about the difficult gestation of a great new fighter as it is about the quashing of the drop tanks urgently needed to extend the range of existing fighters. Then there’s the guerilla tactics some officials unleashed in the corridors of power to overcome...
  • Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Medically Evacuated From South Pole

    12/01/2016 9:11:15 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 45 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/01/16 | ELIZABETH CHUCK
    American astronaut Buzz Aldrin has been medically evacuated from the South Pole, according to the National Science Foundation and a private tourism group. Aldrin, 86, was visiting Antarctica when "his condition deteriorated," according to White Desert, which organizes luxury tourism trips to the icy continent. The group said Aldrin was evacuated on the first available flight out of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station to the McMurdo Station on the Antarctic coast under the care of a doctor with the U.S. Antarctic Program. He is in stable condition, White Desert said. The National Science Foundation provided the flight for Aldrin, who...
  • Work begins on £116million life-size replica of the TITANIC in China which will allow visitors [tr]

    12/01/2016 7:29:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 30, 2016 | Rachel Burford
    The construction of a controversial £116million life-size replica of the Titanic began in China yesterday. A keel-laying ceremony and fireworks marked the start of work in the southwestern Sichuan province. The replica plans sparked controversy when it was announced the design would include a simulation of the iceberg crash that sank the original ship in the Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912. Some 1,500 people died in the disaster.
  • The true backbone of America (college rant)

    12/01/2016 6:12:17 AM PST · by pabianice · 22 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 12/1/16 | Howard
    America was founded on genocide and slavery. Its economic prosperity came directly from the destruction of Native culture and lives, and then later from the importation of enslaved Black slaves from the West Indies and Africa. Even in the North and after abolition, Black people served as cheap labor forces for dangerous jobs. After abolition, prisons began using free labor from Black prisoners to manufacture goods. Blacks were incarcerated falsely or stood unfair trails at ridiculous rates so that they could once again provide free labor for the thriving American economy. The history of this country is one story of...
  • December 1856

    12/01/2016 4:40:06 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 22 replies
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  • SANTA CLAUS BANNED FROM OREGON CLASSROOMS

    11/30/2016 1:59:49 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 42 replies
    http://abc11.com/ ^ | Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | ABC11
    HILLSBORO, Ore. (WTVD) -- A school district in Oregon is joining many others around the country in a controversial decision to ban holiday symbols and decorations from the classroom. KATU reports Santa Claus is no longer welcome in Hillsboro Schools, outside Portland. The district told staff who wished to decorate offices or doors to refrain from religious-themed decorations or images, including Santa. The students are not allowed to wear anything Santa-themed, either. "It really went out as a notification to staff, not even parents, just to make sure they are being sensitive and thoughtful as they enter the holiday season,"...
  • Big Mac inventor passes away aged 98 nearly 50 years after creating McDonald’s iconic (trunc)

    11/30/2016 11:25:47 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 81 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 11/30/2016 | Neal Baker and Mark Hodte
    THE inventor of the Big Mac has died at the age of 98. Michael “Jim” Delligatti came up with the iconic McDonald’s burger nearly 50 years ago. McDonald’s initially did not approve of deviating from its strict formula of simple hamburgers, cheeseburgers and milkshakes. But the creation of a two-patty burger with lettuce, cheese, gherkins, onions and “special sauce” proved an instant hit, and was rolled out to his other 47 outlets across the US. McDonald’s spokeswoman Kerry Ford confirmed that Delligatti died at his home in Fox Chapel, Pittsburgh, surrounded by his family on Monday night. He opened his...
  • "Moanin’ For You" & "Alone in the Rain" Lloyd Huntley Orchestra (songs from The Grand Parade)

    11/29/2016 10:27:34 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan
    YouTube ^ | 1929 | Lloyd Huntley
    VIDEO
  • Album Review: 'Blue & Lonesome' by the Rolling Stones

    11/29/2016 7:16:27 PM PST · by Mariner · 53 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | November 29th, 2016 | Unattributed
    It shouldn't be a surprise, really, but still it's a bit startling to hear just how well the Rolling Stones can play the blues. Strip away the glitz, the oversized stages and the pyrotechnics, and you're left with two terrific guitarists, a frontman who can play an exuberant harp — and a drummer named Charlie Watts. No wonder Blue & Lonesome sounds so solid. Their first studio album in more than a decade has the simplest of concepts: Put the guys in a studio for three days, give them a songbook heavy on Jimmy Reed, Willie Dixon and Howlin' Wolf,...