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  • Don Rickles, Dom DeLuise & Glen Campbell Carson Tonight Show 6/9-1973

    07/20/2018 6:46:40 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 18 replies
    Video Link Been watching 70s stuff last night and some today. Mostly Tonight Shows. Not the first time. Getting big time 70s nostalgia. This one is too funny. Great chemistry between all. Totally forgot how awesome Dom DeLuise was.
  • Famous Veteran: William Conrad USAAF Captain

    07/20/2018 6:27:06 PM PDT · by eastforker · 13 replies
    TWS ^ | 2014 | TWS
    Born in Kentucky in 1920, Conrad was the son of a theatre-owner who moved to southern California, where he excelled at drama and literature while at school. He began his career as an announcer, writer and director for the Los Angeles radio station KMPC, before becoming a Second World War fighter-pilot in 1943. Two years later, he left the US Air Force with the rank of captain, having finished his time in it as producer-director of the Armed Forces Radio Service. Back in civvy street, Conrad acted in radio dramas and was the original Marshal Matt Dillon in the so-called...
  • Soviet monuments in Poland should be left to rot

    07/20/2018 5:16:51 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 38 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 19 July 2018 | Christopher Cytera
    Matthew Luxmoore’s article (Poles apart: the bitter conflict over a nation’s history, The long read, 13 July) contains a gross error likely to lead readers to misunderstand the Soviet Union’s true intentions during the second world war. There were 1.5 million Poles deported to Siberia, not “hundreds of thousands” as the article states, with no mention of their fate. They were forcibly taken from their homes in eastern Poland to gulags. Most died of starvation and disease under forced labour. To misrepresent this suffering, which took place on a colossal scale, is a crime akin to Holocaust denial. My grandfather...
  • How Pope Benedict XVI Predicted Brexit

    07/20/2018 5:10:59 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Pathos ^ | June 24, 2016 | June 24, 2016
    Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI predicted the collapse of the European Union. I do not mean that he declared it grandly (or even authoritatively). Rather, through his books, articles, and quite a few sermons, he delivered a general syllogism: I. Any unity rooted in mere economic interest is a precarious one. II. The EU is a fundamentally monetary union (without the roots required to sustain genuine human community). III. The EU is precarious. Europe, and, by extension, the Western world, has only ever come close to unity by virtue of a common creed. In Europe: Today and Tomorrow, Benedict roots the...
  • Top FBI Cyber-Sleuths Head For The Exit

    07/20/2018 5:08:02 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 21 replies ^ | 9:56 PM 20 JUL 2018 | by Mark Megahan
    Three of the highest ranking cyber-investigators announced immediate retirement. They say it isn’t because of all the Justice Department scandals but the frustration of not being able to do their jobs, as pointed out by a recent DOJ report, might have been too much to bear. Top cyber-sleuths are leaving the Federal Bureau of Investigation in droves. Three more departures were announced by the Wall Street Journal on Thursday. Washington, D.C. bureaucrats are screaming that this couldn’t happen at a worse time. Threats “like Russia’s election interference and online foreign influence campaigns, have reached a point of alarm,” writes CNN....
  • Solving the mystery of an unusual medieval text

    07/20/2018 2:10:32 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies ^ | July 20, 2018 | by Alex Shashkevich, Stanford University
    Rowan W. Dorin, assistant professor of history, with the miscataloged parchments whose mystery he is working to solve. Credit: L.A. Cicero __________________________________________________________________________ When historian Rowan Dorin first stepped onto the Stanford campus in early 2017, he made it a habit to visit Green Library every week to dig through its collection of medieval documents and objects. After a few months, Dorin, an assistant professor of history specializing in medieval Europe, discovered something out of the ordinary. Three leaves of ancient parchment were labeled as a Hebrew translation of text about grammar, but its margins had Latin words like fish, capers...
  • Unannounced Russian military exercises cause Panic in Panik, Armenia

    07/20/2018 12:35:31 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    Eurasia Net ^ | Jul 18, 2018 | Josh Kucera
    A Russian military official has apologized after Russian soldiers carried out unannounced exercises in the Armenian village of Panik on July 17. 30 Russian soldiers blocked off the roads in the village after which a column of military vehicles passed through accompanied by loud gunfire, as documented by local residents: “Everyone immediately ran out of their houses after these sounds, there were even children who fainted,” one local, Vardan Makeyan, told the news website Aravot. “It's insulting that no one warned us that there would be military exercises on the territory of our town.” The soldiers were from Russia's 102nd...
  • Sunken Russian Warship Rumored to Contain 200 Tons of Gold Discovered Near South Korea

    07/20/2018 9:24:52 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 41 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 19 Jul, 2018 | George Dvorsky
    A missing Russian Imperial Navy cruiser said to contain 200 tons of gold bullion worth an estimated $133 billion has been discovered after being lost at sea for 113 years. The wreck of the Dmitrii Donskoi, a 6,200-ton warship that went down during the Russo-Japanese war of 1904-05, was discovered on July 15 about 0.8 miles (1.3 km) from the shores of Ulleungdo, a South Korean island located 75 miles (120 km) east of the Korean Peninsula, the Telegraph reports. The ship was found under 1,400 feet of water (430 meters) by an international consortium led by a South Korean...
  • July 20 - National Moon Day

    07/20/2018 9:13:05 AM PDT · by Ezekiel · 28 replies
    NATIONAL MOON DAY National Moon Day is observed annually on July 20 and commemorates the day man first walked on the moon in 1969. NASA reported the moon landing as being “…the single greatest technological achievement of all time.” >>> NATIONAL MOON DAY HISTORY In 1971, President Richard Nixon proclaimed National Moon Landing Day on July 20 to commemorate the anniversary of man’s first moon landing. With no continuing proclamation to follow, Richard Christmas took up the baton and began a “Christmas Card” writing campaign. A former gas station attendant, the Michigan native wrote to governors, congressmen and senators in...
  • ABC should fire Whoopi Goldberg...maybe not!!!

    07/20/2018 7:28:40 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 71 replies
    My first thoughts yesterday, when I saw the "Whoopie Goldberg act on the ABC TV show, The View, was that ABC should immediately fire Whoopie Goldberg, and send her to everlasting obscurity in some local rat hole, where she rightfully belongs. But...a minute later...I changed my mind, thinking, that Goldberg woman is one of the finest campaigners for POTUS, Trump in this Mid-Term election cycle. So is Obama, Clinton, Brennan, Warren, Sanders, Pelosi, Schumer, Comey, Strzok, Mueller, Rosenstein, etc. and power cannot buy what a gift these Democrat, buffoons are for our beloved POTUS, Donald J. Trump!!! Go Trumpie...MAGA!!!
  • Are Warming South Korea-Russia Ties a Game Changer?

    07/20/2018 6:26:42 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 18 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | Jul 2018 | Samuel Ramani
    South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivered an historic address at the Russian State Duma. During his address, Moon called for a sweeping expansion of economic ties with Russia and articulated his vision for trilateral cooperation between South Korea, North Korea, and Russia on the preservation of security in Northeast Asia. While the implications of Moon’s diplomatic outreach to Russia on the construction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) pipeline links and railways across the Korean Peninsula were the most widely discussed consequences of Moon’s trip to Russia, the strengthening rapprochement between South Korea and Russia also has far-reaching consequences for regional...
  • Antifa Terrorist Arrested for Burglaries, Bombs and Chemicals Found in Home

    07/20/2018 12:26:06 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 16 replies ^ | July 18, 2018 Justin Moldow
    A 43 year old man named Mark Einerwold was served an arrest warrant on Tuesday in connection to three burglaries in South Dakota. According to KDLT News, “While serving the search warrant, detectives found what they say were bomb making materials and chemicals. The Sioux Falls Police bomb squad were called to the residence and authorities evacuated the surrounding area. Authorities say they found multiple explosive devices as well as aluminum nitrate and aluminum powder, which authorities say have no use other than for an explosive device.” KDLT also reports that “multiple items related to Antifa, an anti-fascist militant group”...
  • 7/10/2018 Confederate flag coming back to the South Carolina State House on Tuesday

    07/20/2018 12:05:27 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 12 replies ^ | Bristow Marchant, The State (Columbia, S.C.) 7/10/2018
    Confederate flag coming back to the South Carolina State House on Tuesday COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Confederate flag is coming back to the S.C. State House, at least for one day. On Tuesday, members of the S.C. Secessionist Party will raise the rebel banner on a temporary pole in front of the Gervais Street steps. The 10 a.m. ceremony will mark the three-year anniversary of the flag's permanent removal from the State House grounds. This is the third time the party has raised the flag in front of the State House. Each July 10 since the flag was removed, the...
  • Peter Strzok Grew Up In Iran and Saudi Arabia,

    07/19/2018 11:31:59 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 22 replies ^ | PAMELA GELLER — JULY 18, 2018
    {Full Title}EXPOSED: Peter Strzok Grew Up In Iran and Saudi Arabia, Worked As Obama and Brennan’s Envoy To Iranian Regime Why doesn’t anybody talk about the Iranian takeover of our government, between this arrogant FBI hatchet man and Valerie Jarrett? And we are finally noticing a Russian threat — years after people on the Right were ridiculed for concerns about socialism and Communism by the left-leaning media and Democrats who loved socialism, Communism, and the Soviet Union. At a time when Russian moles were actually infiltrating and running things, the left didn’t care. Today, when Russia is substantially diminished, they’re...
  • Masked Protesters Hurl Feces At New LA Kosher Coffee Shop During Grand Opening Event

    07/19/2018 11:15:19 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 32 replies ^ | July 19, 2018 | CBS LOS ANGELES:
    { Full Title } Masked Protesters Hurl Feces At New LA Kosher Coffee Shop During Grand Opening Event — Because Owner Supports Trump Residents of a rapidly gentrifying enclave of Los Angeles tried to shut down the grand opening of a new coffee shop, saying the owner’s support of President Donald Trump’s stance on immigrants is reason alone to want him out of the neighborhood. On Thursday, protesters held signs and screamed at patrons in front of Asher Caffe & Lounge located at 945 S. Boyle Ave. in Boyle Heights, a traditionally Jewish neighborhood that is now predominately Latino. They...
  • July 20--- A Date In Which Significant Stuff Happens

    07/19/2018 8:59:40 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 42 replies
    Self | July 19, 2018 | PJ-Comix
    Just a few minutes left until it is July 20. A date in which a lot of significant stuff happens. On that date in 1944 the failed bomb assassination attempt on Hitler. 1969 ---Man lands on the moon. 1993 ---Vince Foster is found dead in Ft. Marcy Park. So what will happen on July 20, 2018. Well, wait a few minutes to find out.
  • Mystery black sarcophagus opened in Egypt

    07/19/2018 7:30:12 PM PDT · by BBell · 62 replies
    Two weeks ago, archaeologists in Egypt found a massive black granite sarcophagus in Alexandria, untouched for 2,000 years - and fleet-footed rumour quickly got to work. Could it contain the remains of ancient Greek leader Alexander the Great, or (less appealingly) a deadly curse? According to experts who have now unsealed it, it's a no to both. Instead, it revealed three skeletons and red-brown sewage water, which gave off an unbearable stench.Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities had appointed a committee of archaeologists to open the relic, which was unearthed at a construction site. According to Egyptian news outlet El-Watan, they initially...
  • Poles apart: the bitter conflict over a nation’s communist history

    07/19/2018 7:20:56 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 54 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Jul 2018 | Matthew Luxmore
    In April 2007, the former Soviet republic of Estonia decided to relocate a monument of gratitude out of the centre of its capital city, Tallinn. The bronze statue depicts a pensive soldier with his head bowed, one hand holding a helmet and the other curled into a fist. For Estonia’s Russian minority, it was a symbol of the country’s liberation from fascism by the Red Army. For Estonians, it was a reminder of the country’s occupation by the Soviet Union. On 26 April, as authorities cordoned off the monument in preparation for its removal, hundreds of ethnic Russians descended on...
  • Airman who inspired ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’ film has died

    07/19/2018 6:11:36 PM PDT · by GreyFriar · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 19 July 2019 | AP
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Adrian Cronauer, the man whose military radio antics inspired a character played by Robin Williams in the film “Good Morning, Vietnam,” has died. He was 79. Mary Muse, the wife of his stepson Michael Muse, said Thursday that Cronauer died Wednesday from an age-related illness. He had lived in Troutville, Virginia, and died at a local nursing home, she said. During his service as a U.S. Air Force sergeant in Vietnam in 1965 and 1966, Cronauer opened his Armed Forces Radio show with the phrase, “Goooooood morning, Vietnam!”
  • Famous Veteran: Clinton Eastwood Jr. USARMY, Cpl

    07/19/2018 5:48:09 PM PDT · by eastforker · 22 replies
    TWS ^ | 2016 | TWS
    In October 1951 while Clint was on leave, he was a passenger on a Douglas Torpedo Bomber heading back to his base. The bomber experienced some major problems and had to ditch at sea just north of San Francisco about a mile or so off Point Reyes. Clint survived the crash and had to swim about three miles to safety! A map in included among the pictures we have posted here on his profile page.