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  • 1974 attempt to kidnap Princess Anne.

    10/22/2018 6:04:35 PM PDT · by NRx · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10-22-2018 | The History Guy
    In March of 1974 a mentally ill man attempted to kidnap the daughter of Queen Elizabeth II. It is the closest that a British royal has come to being kidnapped in modern times. In the harrowing moments of the attack, the attacker and the princess carried on "a tedious conversation."
  • Alumni gather to remember Scott County's only African-American school

    10/22/2018 5:03:53 PM PDT · by mrsmith · 2 replies
    Kingsport Times News ^ | 10/22/2018 | Calvin Sneed
    " “Those two teachers had to deal with all of us each and every day,” she remembers. “But they made sure that we were not leaving Prospect until we were ready for the next level.” Prospect was Scott County’s only African-American school. It was located at the top of the hill on Manville Road in Gate City, in the communities known locally as Sticktown and Trot. The historic school closed because of integration in 1964, and the recent reunion was the first time the alumni had ever gathered as a group to catch up with one another. ... the new...
  • Ancient history: deciphering the Roman red dust

    10/22/2018 4:35:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Cosmos ^ | October 2018 | Andrew Masterson
    Greek and Roman writers record the use of a substance called miltos as a decoration, a medicine - and a handy way to repair a boat. Now scientists have worked out why. Andrew Masterson reports. From ancient Greek and Roman source texts it is possible to conclude that in the classical world a mineral, a powder known as miltos, was something of a wonder substance. Miltos - referred to in the works of writers such as Theophrastus, Dioscorides and Pliny - was red, fine-grained, and made up mostly of iron-oxide. By the time Theophrastus, a Greek philosopher and proto-botanist, wrote...
  • The Five Most Important Guns In American History

    10/22/2018 11:13:57 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 36 replies
    Federalist ^ | October 17, 2018 | David Harsanyi
    From the Long rifle to the AR-15, the story of firearm innovation is inextricably tied to the story of the United States. 1. Kentucky Rifle Martin Meylin has been credited with being the first great American gunmaker and inventor of the Pennsylvania long rifle—which was to become known as the Kentucky long rifle (“Kentucky,” in those days, being anything in the wilderness west of Pennsylvania). Meylin’s small cobblestone workshop still stands off a two-lane road in Lancaster. Local schools are named after him. Plaques have been erected in his honor. State politicians have even written legislation commemorating his contribution...
  • How the Gun Made America Great

    10/22/2018 11:02:47 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 19, 2018 | Rob Bluey
    Author and columnist David Harsayni joined the Oct. 15 Daily Signal podcast to discuss his new book “First Freedom: A Ride Through America’s Enduring History with the Gun.” This is a lightly edited transcript of that interview. Rob Bluey: We’re here to talk about your book and America’s history with guns. What inspired you to write this book? David Harsanyi: I grew up in an area in New York where most people didn’t have guns; perhaps criminals mostly had the guns. And my whole life—then moved later to Colorado—and my whole life I’ve been very curious about gun culture....
  • Will Fox (FNC & FBC) TV refuse to air the complete, unedited Tump/Abbott/Cruz rally, today?

    10/22/2018 6:23:23 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 23 replies
    Folks, will Fox News Channel & Fox Business News TV Channels refuse to broadest in full,...the massive "MEGA" POTUS, Doanld J. Trump Political Rally & Tailgate Party being held today in Houston, Texas at the Toyota Sports Center, capacity, 20,000 people. The Trump Campaign Staff has reported receiving over 100,000 requests for tickets. As I am writing this, thousands of folks are already lined up for this major campaign event. Will the FOX News Management give Trump and his millions of loyal supporters the cold shoulder by not broadcasting this major political event in total? For your info...C-Span, RSBN, and...
  • "FDE"FL releases "Mail-In" voting results for yesterday, 10/21/2018. Reps top Dems by 51,421 votes

    10/22/2018 5:05:20 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 35 replies
    The Florida Division Of Elections has just released the "Mail-In" voting activity for yesterday, Sunday, 10/21/2018, The results are as follows: Republicans, 408,661 votes cast & recorded. Democrats, 357,119 votes cast & recorded. Others, 4,947 votes cast & recorded. No Party Affiliation (Independents), 159,844 votes cast & recorded. Republicans top Democrats by a margin of 51,542 votes cast & recorded. Adjustment to vote counts will be made around mid-morning, this morning. Please also take note that "Early Voting" begins in some Florida counties this morning. Results should post commencing tomorrow morning on the FDE web site. Notes of Interest: POTUS,...
  • Japanese Surrender in HD Color 1945

    10/21/2018 7:51:37 PM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 18 replies
    Very interesting HD copy, one of a kind look at 1945.
  • Crimea School Shooting: Militarization, not Globalization to Blame

    10/21/2018 5:22:38 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | Oct 2018
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed that the attack on Kerch Technical College, and the deaths by now of 21 people, most of them teenagers, was the result of ‘globalization.' It is not a view shared by many people who have watched with concern the mounting militarization of Crimean society in general, and children in particular, under Russian occupation. While we do not know, and perhaps never will, what went on in the head of 18-year-old Vladislav Roslyakov before he went on his killing rampage, the atmosphere in Crimea and the attitude to war and weapons have certainly changed alarmingly...
  • A Weekly Dose of President Trump - Trump Family Train (10/21/18 to 10/28/18)

    10/21/2018 2:38:44 PM PDT · by DollyCali · 678 replies
    FRiends and Deplorables | October 21, 2018 | DollyCali
    THE WEEK THAT WAS THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY GOOD ~ 3 MAGA rallies againVERY, VERY GOOD ~ Economic numbers continue to improve EXELLENT ~ Medal of Honor to 80 year old Viet Vet BAD ~ Invasion from Central AmericaUGLY ~ flooding in Texas VERY UGLY ~ Maxine Waters again Below rallies in 3 cities this 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 your research, your commentary, your personal OT sharing and your presence. Even...
  • April 1928 - Strolling Down The Atlantic City Boardwalk, NJ (real sound)

    10/21/2018 11:48:17 AM PDT · by NRx · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10-20-2018 | Guy Jones
    Old sound film of the Atlantic City Boardwalk in New Jersey, USA, taken April 1928. Since the Movietone process started in late 1927, this is some of the earliest sound footage ever made. It has a very unique perspective of the cameraman 'walking' through the boardwalk (maybe mounted to the front of a rickshaw?) The sound is rough and muffled but this is great time travel.
  • FAKE NEWS: TWO CASE STUDIES, History of Rathergate

    10/21/2018 9:57:27 AM PDT · by Thebaddog · 16 replies
    Powerline ^ | 10.21.18 | Scott Johnson
    I was asked by our local chapter of the Cardozo Society — an affinity group of Jewish lawyers of which I am a member — to speak over lunch as a counterpart to ABA Foundation Fellow and historian Victoria Saker Woeste on the subject of fake news at the society’s October 8 continuing legal education program. Ms. Woeste was the featured speaker. Her theme was that the term “fake news” is anti-Semitic in origin and that President Trump’s use of it, knowingly or not, is wrongful. Her talk expanded on her Washington Post column (accessible via Outline here) making this...
  • POTUS, Trump mocks Joe Biden Las Vegas campaign rally of 193 attendees....WOW!!!

    10/21/2018 6:37:03 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 53 replies
    POTUS, Donald J. Trump addressing his "MEGA" cheering, 10,000 people political rally, that was held in "small town", (47,000 people), Elko, Nevada openly chided Ex-Obama, VP, Joe Biden for his "Magnificent, Powerful One-Hundred-Ninety-Three" (193) well attended (NOT) people political rally that was held in "MEGA" Las Vegas, yesterday in a local union hall!!! Of course, the Obama/Biden Media fired back in retort to POTUS, Trump, by declaring there really was between 200-550 people there, as if that makes any difference. WOW.....I am now really impressed by the "Biden" drawing power of rally attendees. And...I believe come Monday next week ex-Democrat,...
  • FDE (Florida) releases yesterday's "Mail-In" vote activity at 7:13 this morning.

    10/21/2018 4:44:44 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 27 replies
    Here are the results of yesterday's "Mail-In" voting activity, released by the Florida Division Of Elections at 7:13 AM (EST) this morning, 10/21/2018: Republicans - 406,115 votes cast & recorded. Democrats - 354,056 votes cast & recorded. Others - 4,905 votes cast & recorded. No Party affiliation (Independents) - 158,781 votes cast & recorded. Republicans lead Democrats by 52,062 vote victory margin for "Mail-In" votes. Note: "Mail-In" voting continues, but, starting tomorrow and going forward the "Early Voting" period will commence. Every single GOP/Republican must cast their secure vote by Election Day either by "Mail-In/Absentee, early Voting or voting in-person...
  • The President Behind the U.S. Supreme Court’s Worst Decision

    10/20/2018 7:40:49 PM PDT · by iowamark · 98 replies ^ | 10/16/2018 | Sean Braswell
    As a work of presidential prose, James Buchanan’s inaugural address on March 4, 1857, is widely considered one of the most forgettable ever given by an American leader. As The New York Times put it dryly at the time: “Little if any impression has been made by the inaugural.” Still, it would not take long for Buchanan’s unimpressive inauguration to become one of the most significant in history. For one thing, it was the first to be photographed. It was also the first inaugural given after the creation of the Republican Party, the last before secession and ultimately the last...
  • The North American Martyrs Offer A Way For European-Americans To Atone For Historic Sins

    10/20/2018 6:48:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/20/2018 | Casey Chalk
    Warning: This article briefly mentions torture methods.On October 19, Catholics will celebrate the feast day of saints Isaac Jogues, Jean de Brebeuf, and companions, the first martyrs in North America recognized by the Catholic Church. These martyrs, either Frenchmen or Native American converts, were brutally murdered in the 1640s in what is now Canada by Mohawk and Iroquois warriors.Their deaths, particularly in light of the recent Columbus Day holiday and the renewed demands for its ending or renaming, remind us that the relationship between Europeans and the indigenous American peoples is often not reducible to the simplistic paradigm of...
  • The Landlady's Tale — a true ghostly story, a FreeRepublic Halloween Tradition

    10/20/2018 6:38:13 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 25 replies
    Vanity | Sometime ago. . . in 2000 | Swordmaker
    The Landlady's Tale By SWORDMAKER copyright 2000 Preface The following story was told to me by the woman who rented my parents their first home in California when they moved to Sacramento in 1939. A devout Catholic (so much so that although she had been divorced by her husband, she did not consider the divorce valid and did not remarry until her husband died many years later) the landlady swore on her Bible, in front of my sister and me after she told us the story, that it was absolutely true. She was quite serious about it. In the 1970s,...
  • Watergate special prosecutor dismissed (Saturday Night Massacre)

    10/20/2018 3:53:31 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 3 replies
    Solicitor General Robert Bork dismisses Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox; Attorney General Richardson and Deputy Attorney General Ruckelshaus resign in protest. Cox had conducted a detailed investigation of the Watergate break-in that revealed that the burglary was just one of many possible abuses of power by the Nixon White House. Nixon had ordered Richardson to fire Cox, but he refused and resigned, as did Ruckelshaus when Nixon then asked him to dismiss the special prosecutor. Bork agreed to fire Cox and an immediate uproar ensued. This series of resignations and firings became known as the Saturday Night Massacre and outraged...
  • My Sheep Know My Voice | Kenneth Copeland

    10/20/2018 3:44:35 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 15 replies ^ | Aug 8, 2017 | Kenneth Copeland
    Kenneth Copeland Ministries ¶ Jhn 14:9 - Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? Jhn 14:10 - Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Jhn 14:11 - Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father...
  • FDE reports yesterday's "Mail- IN" voting activity. GOP leads Dems by 51,000 vote margin.

    10/20/2018 4:46:11 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 72 replies
    The Florida Division of Elections has just released yesterday's, 10/19/2018 Mail-In voting activity, statewide. Florida early voting begins next week. Republicans - 386,702 votes cast & recorded. Democrats - 335,702 votes cast & recorded. Others - 4,654 votes cast & recorded. No Party Affiliation (Independent) - 151,325 votes cast & recorded. The GOP continues to pull away and increase its lead over Democrats by a leading margin of 51,000 votes, statewide. A final tally for yesterday's voting activity should be posted about 10:00 AM (EST) time this morning.