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  • CBS World News Today – August 20, 1944

    08/20/2014 12:00:00 PM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 6 replies
    archive.org ^ | 8/20/44
    Douglas Edwards CBS World News Today
  • OUR TANKS SMASH INTO SUBURBS OF PARIS, VATICAN PAPER REPORTS CITY LIBERATED (8/20/44)

    08/20/2014 4:16:47 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 16 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/20/44 | Drew Middleton, A.C. Sedgwick, Raymond Daniell, Hanson W. Baldwin, Sidney Shalett
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 THE NEWS OF THE WEEK IN REVIEW14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
  • Smithsonian adds LGBT history to museum

    08/20/2014 12:35:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution’s collection Tuesday, including items from the popular TV show “Will and Grace.”Show creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick along with NBC are donating objects to the National Museum of American History....
  • PATTON 12 MILES FROM PARIS, DRIVING FOE TO NEW TRAP ON SEINE; TOULON ATTACKED (8/19/44)

    08/19/2014 4:11:07 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 49 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/19/44 | E.C. Daniel, Richard J.H. Johnston, Daniel T. Brigham, Raymond Daniell, W.H. Lawrence, more
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  • FOE REPORTS U.S. TROOPS NEAR VERSAILLES; REDS REACH GERMAN SOIL IN EAST PRUSSIA (8/18/44)

    08/18/2014 4:15:27 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 34 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/18/44 | E.C. Daniel, John MacCormac, James MacDonald, Gene Currivan, Frederick Graham, A.C. Sedgwick, more
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  • The One and Only Legitimate Complaint Against Israel Regarding Gaza

    08/17/2014 10:39:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/17/14 | Ron A. Y. Rich
    Israel is NOT also adequately leafleting liberal enclaves and universities The illegitimate complaints against Israel are well known, that Israel is allegedly criminally responsible for the collateral damage causing fewer than 2,000 fatalities in less than a month of intensive fighting in one of the most concentrated areas of civilians in the world in the course of Israel’s attempts to root out the source of the projectiles, missiles, mortars, and/or rockets sent against Israel’s civilians, while the projectiles, missiles, mortars, and rockets intentionally aimed by Hamas in intended genocide and murder of millions of civilians in Israel (including hundreds of...
  • INVADERS DRIVE EIGHT MILES INLAND ON RIVIERA, CAPTURE ST. TROPEZ, RESISTANCE STILL SLIGHT (8/17/44)

    08/17/2014 6:42:06 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 22 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/17/44 | A.C. Sedgwick, Herbert L. Matthews, E.C. Daniel, Hal Boyle, Richard D. McMillan, David Anderson
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  • ALLIES DRIVE INLAND IN SOUTHERN FRANCE TO JOIN FORCES POUNDING NAZIS IN NORTH (8/16/44)

    08/16/2014 4:15:13 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 31 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/16/44 | Herbert L. Matthews, E.C. Daniel, Harold Denny, Hal Boyle, Sydney Gruson, David Anderson, Pertinax
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  • ALLIED TROOPS MAKE LANDING ON THE RIVIERA; GERMANS THRASH AT JAWS OF NORMANDY TRAP (8/15/44)

    08/15/2014 4:29:23 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 43 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/15/44 | E.C. Daniel, Drew Middleton, W.H. Lawrence, James B. Reston, Harold Callender, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • GERMANS FLEEING NORMANDY TO ESCAPE TRAP; NIMITZ SEES JAPAN’S DEFEAT WITHOUT INVASION (8/14/44)

    08/14/2014 4:15:11 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 44 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/14/44 | E.C. Daniel, David Anderson, Richard J.H. Johnston, Sydney Gruson, First Lt. Weldon James, more
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  • CBS World News Today – August 13, 1944

    08/13/2014 11:58:02 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 13 replies
    archive.org ^ | 8/13/44
    Douglas Edwards CBS World News Today
  • Released Advanced Placement U.S. History practice exam

    08/13/2014 6:11:35 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    College Board ^ | August 2014
    The College Board has changed the framework for the U.S. Advanced Placement History exam and has released a practice exam. I have just glanced at it, but the reading passage for questions 18-20, from "Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America" by Mae Ngai are interesting.
  • GERMANS TURN TO MEET ALENCON DRIVE; ENEMY QUITS FLORENCE; RUSSIANS GAIN (8/13/44)

    08/13/2014 4:27:17 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 31 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/13/44 | E.C. Daniel, Hanson W. Baldwin, David Anderson, Drew Middleton
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 THE NEWS OF THE WEEK IN REVIEW13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
  • Three Hundred Years Later, Americans Owe a Debt to King George I

    08/12/2014 5:36:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Three hundred years ago, on Aug. 1, 1714, by the Julian calendar (Aug. 12 by the Gregorian calendar we use now), Queen Anne died. She was just 49 years old, but was weakened by obesity, gout and the effects of 17 pregnancies, from which only one child lived beyond infancy -- William, Duke of Gloucester, who died of smallpox at age 11 in 1700. That posed a constitutional crisis in an era when monarchs actively led governments and religion was inextricably intertwined with government. Who would succeed the Protestant Anne as king of England, Scotland and Ireland? Just 25 years...
  • AMERICANS SEND COLUMN NORTHWARD TO TRAP LAST OF FOE IN NORMANDY; CROSS LOIRE IN SOUTH (8/12/44)

    08/12/2014 5:22:19 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 49 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/12/44 | E.C. Daniel, Harold Denny, James MacDonald, David Anderson, Lewis Wood, John R. Henry
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  • Rare/Unusual Historical Photographs

    08/12/2014 3:28:01 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 12 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    F-22 Raptor breaks sound barrier at 2009 Miramar Air Show More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Setting the Iraq Record Straight: Incompetent GOP rhetoric enables Democrats to rewrite history

    08/11/2014 5:35:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/11/2014 | John F. Gaski
    Because Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, and a gaggle of Republican consultants are incapable of articulating a defense of the Bush-43 administration’s prosecution of the Iraq War, an independent observer more schooled in the science of persuasive communication must intervene for the sake of the historical record. Here goes. Contrary to revisionist history, the Iraq War was far from a discretionary “war of choice.” All the world’s major intelligence agencies agreed that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction, an assessment ratified by Bill Clinton and his CIA Director (“slam dunk,” remember?). The 9/11 Commission later documented numerous contacts between...
  • OUR MEN NEAR CHARTRES, OPEN BATTLE OF PARIS; PRESIDENT MET M’ARTHUR AND NIMITZ IN HAWAII (8/11/44)

    08/11/2014 4:07:31 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 33 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/11/44 | E.C. Daniel, James F. McGlincy, Gene Currivan, James MacDonald, John MacCormac, George Axelsson
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  • (Politico) Watergate? What's that?

    08/10/2014 1:31:34 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 43 replies
    politico ^ | 8/9/14 2:00 PM EDT Updated: 8/9/14 10:48 PM EDT Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08 | By NICHOLAS P. FANDOS
    At the time, it must have all seemed unforgettable: the endless revelations of wrongdoing, the painful congressional investigation and, finally, the soft black-and-white image of Richard Nixon resigning the presidency.But ask today’s students about the events of Watergate 40 years ago and odds are that many have never heard of the scandal, or, at best, are vaguely aware that something happened once that lives on in a suffix attached to the occasional controversy. major reason is that in U.S. classrooms and textbooks, the discussion of Watergate is going the way of the Teapot Dome Scandal and the Petticoat Affair: increasingly...
  • U.S. TROOPS IN LE MANS, ST. MALO, NANTES, ANGERS; WITHIN 87 MILES OF PARIS (8/10/44)

    08/10/2014 5:59:50 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 26 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/10/44 | E.C. Daniel, George Axelsson, G.H. Archambault, James MacDonald, David Anderson, more
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  • “Hail the Conquering Hero” (Movie Review-8/10/44)

    08/10/2014 5:54:51 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 8 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/10/44 | Bosley Crowther, Sam Zolotow
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  • Was Adam a Historical Person?

    08/09/2014 1:55:43 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 8/8/14 | Guy Waters
    “In Adam’s fall, we sinned all.” So begins the New England Primer, which taught generations of early Americans to read. In introducing our forefathers to the letter A, the primer was also administering a generous dose of biblical theology. As Paul puts it crisply in 1 Corinthians 15:22, “For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.” Through Adam, sin and death entered into the world. By Christ, sin and death were conquered. Adam forfeited life by his disobedience. Christ achieved life by His obedience. These simple, basic truths, Paul tells the Corinthians, are...
  • CANADIANS DASH 6 MILES IN BREAK BELOW CAEN; AMERICANS AT SARTHE RIVER IN DRIVE ON PARIS (8/9/44)

    08/09/2014 4:18:26 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 28 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/9/44 | E.C. Daniel, James MacDonald, Drew Middleton, Sydney Gruson, Daniel T. Brigham, George Horne, more
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  • President Nixon Resigned 40 Years Ago Today

    08/09/2014 4:09:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    ABC ^ | 8/9/14
    President Richard Nixon resigned 40 years ago today, saying during his announcement that it would begin "that process of healing which is so desperately needed in America."
  • AMERICANS REPEL GERMAN COUNTER-ATTACK; ALLIES LAUNCH BIG AIR BLOW SOUTH OF CAEN (8/8/44)

    08/08/2014 4:45:15 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 54 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/8/44 | E.C. Daniel, Drew Middleton, Anne O’Hare McCormick, George Horne, Robert Trumbull, Lindesay Parrott
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  • FOUR U.S. COLUMNS ARE DRIVING TOWARD PARIS; ALLIES TURN WHOLE GERMAN LINE BELOW CAEN (8/7/44)

    08/07/2014 4:16:32 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 55 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/7/44 | E.C. Daniel, Frederick Graham, W.H. Lawrence, Richard J.H. Johnston, George Horne, Robert Trumbull
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  • CBS World News Today – August 6, 1944

    08/06/2014 12:09:16 PM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 5 replies
    archive.org ^ | 8/6/44
    Douglas Edwards CBS World News Today
  • AMERICAN TANK COLUMN SMASHES INTO BREST; OTHER FORCES REACH LOIRE, CUT OFF BRITTANY (8/6/44)

    08/06/2014 4:41:29 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 31 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/6/44 | E.C. Daniel, Sydney Gruson, Richard J.H. Johnston, W.H. Lawrence, John R. Henry, Drew Middleton
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 THE NEWS OF THE WEEK IN REVIEW18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
  • Ted Cruz Lowers the BOOM 76 Times on Obama’s Lawlessness

    08/05/2014 10:07:31 AM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    TPNN ^ | August 4, 2014 | Staff
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz has been a dream come true for Americans who have longed for a strong Constitutional conservative who would stand up to the tyranny of big government in D.C. For everyone else, he’s been a nuisance and a nightmare. Why do some in D.C., on both sides of the political aisle, view him as a nuisance? The answer is simple. His brilliance and knowledge of the Constitution are a combination that few can go up against and win. His Harvard award winning debate skills, coupled with his knowledge, have caused many to refer to him as ‘the...
  • Was the American Revolution sinful?

    08/05/2014 7:14:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 64 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 8/2/14 | Rod D Martin
    A father explains to his son why the Founding Fathers were justified in overthrowing the rule of King George... There is a recurring—albeit ill-informed—question in Christian circles regarding Romans 13 (which counsels dutiful subordination to legally established authorities) and the American Revolution: Were the Founding Fathers in sin when they rebelled against King George? Most recently, my son (a Harvard- and Yale-educated Mayo Clinic doctor who performs heart and lung transplants daily but does not have a lot of time for historiography) asked me for some references he could read to help answer this question, which was raised by some...
  • Patriot's History/Rockin' the Wall Tour update

    08/05/2014 5:54:14 AM PDT · by LS · 2 replies
    LS ^ | 8/5/2014 | LS
    This fall is the 10th anniversary of the publication of A Patriot's History of the United States, and is also the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. I'm doing a kind of national book/film tour combining the two, in which we show our film "Rockin' the Wall" and then either do a reception or separate booksigning event. You can see the trailer for "Rockin' the Wall" at www.rockinthewallstudios.com under Projects: Completed. You can also see our full schedule there, which includes LA, Phoenix, Cincy, Raleigh, central FL, Atlanta and more than a dozen other venues. If you...
  • AMERICANS NEAR BRETON PORTS; ONE FORCE HEADS TOWARD PARIS; RUSSIANS ADVANCE FROM VISTULA (8/5/44)

    08/05/2014 5:30:18 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 20 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/5/44 | E.C. Daniel, Sydney Gruson, Richard J.H. Johnston
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  • AMERICANS TAKE RENNES, DRIVE ON; RUSSIANS SMASH ACROSS VISTULA (8/4/44)

    08/04/2014 4:46:00 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 31 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/4/44 | E.C. Daniel, Gene Currivan, Frederick Graham, Drew Middleton, Richard J.H. Johnston, Brooks Atkinson
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  • Erased History: The aggressive effort to impeach George W. Bush

    08/03/2014 6:59:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Brenner Brief ^ | 8/3/14 | Rene Nal
    Not only did Democrats try to impeach George W. Bush during his presidency, they did so aggressively. While many have laughingly claimed that efforts to impeach President Obama are racist, or have blatantly lied by saying that there was no effort to impeach George W. Bush; history tells quite a different story. One of the most egregious statements was made by Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who said in part, We did not seek an impeachment of President Bush, because as an executive, he had his authority. President Obama has the authority. Lee, who co-sponsored legislation to impeach George W....
  • AMERICANS SPEEDING ACROSS BRITTANY; BIG GAINS MADE IN DAY; NAZI ROUT SPREADS (8/3/44)

    08/03/2014 4:34:34 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 35 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/3/44 | E.C. Daniel, W.H. Lawrence, George Horne, Raymond Daniell, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • The price of history

    08/02/2014 9:36:38 AM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Herald/Review
    Historic building, or deteriorating structure that long ago outlived its usefulness? The continuing saga of the Mountain View Officers Club on Fort Huachuca appears headed toward an answer to that query, with an open house scheduled for Tuesday, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Murr Community Center. The gathering will be less like a hearing, and more like an opportunity to gather information on what is being considered for Building 66050. Instead of a formal meeting, several “stations” will be set up where people can get answers to their questions and make comments. Local and state organizations are outspoken on...
  • AMERICANS RACE INTO BRITTANY, SMASH GERMAN ATTACKS TO EAST (8/2/44)

    08/02/2014 4:25:49 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 27 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/2/44 | E.C. Daniel, G.H. Archambault, David Anderson, W.H. Lawrence, Richard J.H. Johnston, George Horne
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  • “Wilson” (Movie Review-8/2/44)

    08/02/2014 4:20:28 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 24 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/2/44 | Bosley Crowther
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  • America: Imagine the World Without Her (Review)

    08/01/2014 8:36:09 PM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 2 replies
    MSMB ^ | August 1, 2014 | Rob W. Case
    Imagine, if you will, George Washington leading troops into battle against the British, only to be hit by a sniper, killed, and leaving his soldiers without direction, and nowhere else to go but back into the hands of the British. There would be no America, no symbols and monuments (like Mount Rushmore, the Lincoln Memorial, the Statue of Liberty, and so forth), and thus nothing to inspire future generations to carry forth the progress of Liberty, equality, and justice for all. That said, imagine if the very spirit, convictions, and principles that led to struggle, bloodshed, and sacrifice, which eventually...
  • AMERICANS ROUT GERMANS IN WEST NORMANDY, SMASH BARRIER BLOCKING PATH INTO BRITTANY (8/1/44)

    08/01/2014 4:38:48 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 59 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/1/44 | E.C. Daniel, Drew Middleton, Gene Currivan, Sydney Gruson, Lindesay Parrott, George F. Horne, more
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  • Bacteria-killing proteins cover blood type blind spot

    02/14/2010 12:43:08 PM PST · by decimon · 7 replies · 346+ views
    Emory University ^ | Feb 14, 2010 | Unknown
    A set of proteins found in our intestines can recognize and kill bacteria that have human blood type molecules on their surfaces, scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have discovered. The results were published online Feb. 14 and are scheduled to appear in the journal Nature Medicine. Many immune cells have receptors that respond to molecules on the surfaces of bacteria, but these proteins are different because they recognize structures found on our own cells, says senior author Richard D. Cummings, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Biochemistry. "It's like having a platoon in an army whose...
  • Archaeologists find bizarre burials in Burnt City

    07/27/2014 1:55:52 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Tehran Times ^ | Tuesday 22 July 2014 | Culture Desk/MMS/YAW
    “One of the odd burials is in Grave 1003, which had been excavated by our Italian colleagues,” Sajjadi said. The skeleton of 45-year-old man is located in the center of the circle-shaped grave and skulls of two dogs are placed above his head. In addition, 12 human skulls were placed on the north side of the grave, he stated, adding that to date, no other example of such a burial has been discovered in the Burnt City. Due to the structure of the grave, Sajjadi stated, “The grave undoubtedly belongs one of the peoples who had migrated from the Central...
  • Ötzi's non-human DNA: Opportunistic pathogen discovered in Iceman tissue biopsy

    07/27/2014 2:08:48 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | July 15, 2014 | European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano
    Ötzi’s human genome was decoded from a hip bone sample taken from the 5,300 year old mummy. However the tiny sample weighing no more than 0.1 g provides so much more information. A team of scientists analyzed the non-human DNA in the sample. They found evidence for the presence of Treponema denticola, an opportunistic pathogen involved in the development of periodontal disease. Ötzi's human genome was decoded from a hip bone sample taken from the 5,300 year old mummy. However the tiny sample weighing no more than 0.1 g provides so much more information. A team of scientists from EURAC...
  • Artists Recreate the Face Otzi, a 5,300-Year-Old Iceman Mummy

    02/25/2011 10:50:46 AM PST · by Kartographer · 47 replies · 2+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 2/25/11
    In the year 3289 BC, Otzi trekked up the Schnalstal glacier in the Italian Alps. The Neolithic guy -- dubbed Otzi the Iceman, or Frozen Fritz -- wore a coat and leggings made of sheep's fur and moccasins made of cattle leather as he climbed, having just polished off his last meal: unleavened bread and meat. Severely wounded by an arrow and possibly dispatched with a blow to the head by a cudgel, he died, his body froze and was mummified, and he lay in place for a very, very long time.
  • “Out of Africa” Theory Officially Debunked

    07/27/2014 9:49:37 AM PDT · by djf · 52 replies
    Scientific evidence refuting the theory of modern humanity’s African genesis is common knowledge among those familiar with the most recent scientific papers on the human Genome, Mitochondrial DNA and Y-chromosomes. Regrettably, within mainstream press and academia circles, there seems to be a conspicuous – and dare we say it – deliberate vacuum when it comes to reporting news of these recent studies and their obvious implications.
  • The Minoans were Caucasian

    07/12/2014 4:58:18 AM PDT · by Renfield · 38 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 5-16-2013 | Damien Gayle
    DNA analysis has debunked the longstanding theory that the Minoans, who some 5,000 years ago established Europe's first advanced Bronze Age culture, were from Africa. The Minoan civilisation arose on the Mediterranean island of Crete in approximately the 27th century BC and flourished for 12 centuries until the 15th century BC. But the culture was lost until British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans unearthed its remains on Crete in 1900, where he found vestiges of a civilisation he believed was formed by refugees from northern Egypt. Modern archaeologists have cast doubt on that version of events, and now DNA tests of...
  • BRITISH OPEN NEW OFFENSIVE IN NORMANDY AS AMERICANS PURSUE FLEEING GERMANS (7/31/44)

    07/31/2014 4:31:55 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 64 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/31/44 | E.C. Daniel, Harold Denny, James MacDonald, Gene Currivan, W.H. Lawrence, Robert Trumbull, more
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  • 140 years of history destroyed: Eastbourne Pier reduced to a shell by massive blaze (UK)

    07/30/2014 8:07:12 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 30 July 2014 | Richard Spillett, eon Watson, Dan Bloom,Sam Webb
    Eastbourne Pier was gutted by a fire believed to have started in wall panelling, sparking a blaze which ripped through the iconic building in East Sussex. Six fire crews and a lifeboat were called to the scene, which has been documented by onlookers posting photographs on Twitter. Pictures show onlookers watching thick black smoke rising up from the pier and its building. There have been no reports of injuries. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said on its website: 'We were alerted at 15.13 on 30 July 2014 to reports of a small fire - believed to be in wall...
  • USS Indianapolis sunk on July 30, 1945. Newly revealed photos from the ship being digitized.

    07/30/2014 10:09:37 AM PDT · by Saint X · 45 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | July 30, 2014 | U.S. Naval Institute
    In the closing days of World War II, torpedoes from a Japanese submarine slammed into the side of USS Indianapolis and doomed the heavy cruiser. The sailors who didn’t drown were left adrift on the open ocean for four days during which they battled the elements, starvation and shark attacks. Fewer than 320 from the ship’s original crew of 1,196 survived.
  • If It Looks Like a Duck: The Islamist-Nazi Connection

    07/30/2014 4:50:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 30, 2014 | WILLIAM KILPATRICK
    One of the great advantages we have over our ancestors is hindsight. With a clearer picture of the past, we can avoid making the same mistakes they made. But what if weÂ’re not allowed to use our hindsight? What if weÂ’re forced to pretend that what happened in the past bears no relation to what is happening now?Of course, thereÂ’s something to be said for learning from your own mistakes, but some mistakes are so costly that itÂ’s far better to learn about them in history books. The appeasement of the Nazis prior to World War II is an...