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  • America, and humanity, is done. Prove me wrong.

    11/13/2018 8:57:54 AM PST · by GOP Congress · 87 replies
    Self-published
    For the love of God, please prove me wrong. The country is gone. For the first time since the pilgrims have reached the shores of North America, the culture that both preceded, as well as lasted over 200 years, has met its final requiem in the 2018 “elections.” The Fabian Socialists have finally taken over the United States, the last bastion of economic, religious, and cultural freedom in the world, the rule of law, and Constitutional Republicanism that guarantees the rights of individuals over the suppression of government. In short, we are entering the darkest days that America will ever...
  • The tsunamis of Olympia

    07/08/2011 7:10:29 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | Thursday, July 7, 2011 | Geographical Institute, Johannes Gutenberg University
    Olympia, the Sanctuary of Zeus and venue of the Olympic Games in Ancient Greece, was probably destroyed by tsunamis that reached far inland, and not as previously believed, by earthquakes and river flooding... Paläotsunamis that have taken place over the last 11,000 years along the coasts of the eastern Mediterranean. The Olympic-tsunami hypothesis has been put forward due to sediments found in the vicinity of Olympia, which were buried under an 8 metres thick layer of sand and other debris, and only rediscovered around 250 years ago. "The composition and thickness of the sediments we have found, do not fit...
  • "The War to End All Wars" ended 100 years ago on the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month

    11/11/2018 7:36:41 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 23 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 11/08/2018 | HarpyGoddess
    Today is the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, 11 November 1918, when at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, the First World War came to an end after more than four years of carnage. (Armistice Day became Veterans' Day in 1954.) Described by British historian Corelli Barnett as a war that had "causes but no objectives, "the "Great War" left a legacy of disillusionment in its wake and made a shambles of the rest of the 20th century. All told, there were ten million military dead and seven million civilians killed. The resulting economic collapse,...
  • Grandson's Book Offers Warts-and-All View of WWII Medal of Honor Marine

    11/08/2018 4:32:50 AM PST · by Old Teufel Hunden · 21 replies
    The Stars and Stripes ^ | November 7, 2018 | Matthew M. Burke
    On Nov. 22, 1943, Marine 1st Lt. Alexander "Sandy" Bonnyman Jr. led a desperate assault to take a massive, sand-covered bunker holding scores of Japanese troops who had Marines pinned on the northern shore of Betio in the central Pacific atoll of Tarawa. Bonnyman planned the assault, and his team of 21 engineers and riflemen -- dubbed "Forlorn Hope" due to the hopelessness of their mission -- charged the bunker and killed a machine gunner perched on top with satchel charge demo devices and flamethrowers. On the summit, they dropped explosive charges down the ventilator openings and sprayed inside the...
  • Pancho Villa was a democrat...

    11/06/2018 11:00:48 AM PST · by jonascord · 24 replies
    Delancy Place ^ | 11/6/2018 | Frank McLynn
    "[An] aspect of Villa's economic overlordship deserve[s] special attention: his attitude to the money supply. ... An economic simpleton, Villa saw no reason why he could not simply print the money he needed, and to an extent the American banks in El Paso colluded with this by accepting his currency at eighteen-nineteen cents on the dollar, on Villa's guarantee. Villa's assault on market orthodoxy was more difficult to handle, especially when he gave the poor of Chihuahua fifteen dollars each on Christmas Day 1913, and then fixed the price of staples: beef was to be sold at seven cents a...
  • The THREE signs that Biblical prophecies about end of the world and the Messiah are 'coming true'

    11/03/2018 5:14:19 PM PDT · by RedMonqey · 68 replies
    .Mirror uk ^ | 15:45, 3 NOV 2018 | Sophie Evans
    Three unusual happenings have sparked claims that Biblical prophecies about the end of the world and the coming of the Messiah may be coming true. The first occurrence was the birth of the first 'red heifer in 2,000 years' in Israel - a creature that features in 'end of times' tales in both Christianity and Judaism. The news of the birth, which emerged in September, was followed by claims last month that fish and other forms of life are quickly filling up Dead Sea sinkholes. Hebrew prophet Ezekiel’s end-of-days prophecy foresees the sea - a hypersaline environment, with a reported...
  • We Always Thought This Dinosaur Was a Vegetarian, Then We Found Its Front Teeth

    10/30/2018 2:21:36 AM PDT · by vannrox · 23 replies
    atlasobscura ^ | 26OCT18 | Matthew Taub
    We now know what the missing teeth would have looked like at the front of this jaw. Eden, Janine and Jim/CC BY 2.0Until this week, Pachycephalosaurus seemed like a friendly neighborhood herbivore. The scariest thing about these dinosaurs, which have been frequently depicted placidly munching on greenery, was the unique architecture of their skulls: domed, sloping, pointy around the edges, and 10 inches thick. They might have butted heads, but that didn’t make them seem dangerous, exactly.But now, new research presented at a Society of Vertebrate Paleontology conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, raises the specter that Pachycephalosaurus was a...
  • On 200th anniversary of her death, meet America’s second first lady

    10/28/2018 12:24:27 PM PDT · by Borges · 12 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/26/2018 | Andres Picon
    Abigail Adams, best known for her articulate writing and her involvement in the presidency of her husband, John, is the subject of a yearlong commemoration by the Massachusetts Historical Society that begins Sunday with a walking tour that explores the Adams family’s presence in Boston. “It’s a long walking tour, but it’s a really fun one,” said Nancy Haywood, a lead guide for the two-hour excursion. “It’s a nice way to really explore the city and learn more about this significant family.” The tour, organized by Boston By Foot, runs just two times annually, but this year, with the 200th...
  • Peak Civilization - The Fall of the Roman Empire

    10/25/2018 11:24:48 PM PDT · by vannrox · 35 replies
    Financial Sense ^ | 7JAN11 | UGO BARDI
    A silver mask that had belonged to a Roman cavalryman of imperial times. It was found on the site of the battle of Teutoburg, fought in September 9 A.D. This year marks the 2000th anniversary of the battle that led to the annihilation of three Roman legions and changed forever the history of Europe. It was a tremendous shock for the Romans, who saw their mighty army destroyed by uncivilized barbarians. It was not yet the peak of the Roman Empire, but it was a first hint that something was deeply wrong with it. This text describes the presentation that...
  • Discovery of Ancient Spearpoints in Texas Has Some Archaeologists Questioning the History

    10/25/2018 6:11:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    gizmodo.com ^ | 10/25/2018 | George Dvorsky
    FULL TITLE: Discovery of Ancient Spearpoints in Texas Has Some Archaeologists Questioning the History of Early Americas ______________________________________________________________ Archaeologists have discovered two previously unknown forms of spearpoint technology at a site in Texas. The triangular blades appear to be older than the projectile points produced by the Paleoamerican Clovis culture, an observation that’s complicating our understanding of how the Americas were colonized—and by whom. Clovis-style spear points began to appear around 13,000 to 12,700 years ago, and they were produced by Paleoamerican hunter-gatherers known as the Clovis people. Made from stones, these leaf-shaped (lanceolate) points featured a shallow concave base...
  • April 1928 - Strolling Down The Atlantic City Boardwalk, NJ (real sound)

    10/21/2018 11:48:17 AM PDT · by NRx · 28 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.
  • Sundown at Coffin Rock

    10/21/2018 12:39:07 PM PDT · by super7man · 8 replies
    The Blue Press ^ | Unk. | Mark Pixler (editor)
    The old man walked slowly through the dry, fallen leaves of autumn, his practiced eye automatically choosing the bare and stony places in the trail for his feet. There was scarcely a sound as he passed, though his left knee was stiff with scar tissue. He grunted occasionally as the tight sinews pulled. Damn chainsaw, he thought. Behind him, the boy shuffled along, trying to imitate his grandfather, but unable to mimic the silent motion that the old man had learned during countless winter days upon this wooded mountain in pursuit of game. He's fifteen years old, the old man...
  • Trafalgar Day: history, videos of reenactments and background explanations

    10/21/2018 8:41:08 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 13 replies
    Vaviper.blogspot.com ^ | 10/18/2018 | HarpyGoddess
    October 21 is Trafalgar Day, the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar and the death of England's greatest naval hero, Admiral Horatio Nelson, on 21 October 1805. Fought off the southwest coast of Spain, Trafalgar was the greatest naval victory of the Napoleonic wars and essentially destroyed the sea power of France in a single engagement. Nelson and the British fleet had been blockading the French and Spanish fleet under Villeneuve in Cadiz after pursuing it to the Caribbean and back. When Villeneuve finally emerged to give battle, Nelson, depending on the superior seamanship and fighting skill of his "band...
  • Oklahoma’s Choctaw horses connect to Mississippi [Spanish Explorer's Horses Descendants]

    10/16/2018 11:31:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 10/16/2018 | By JANET McCONNAUGHEY
    <p>POPLARVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Six foals sired by a cream-colored stallion called DeSoto scamper across a pasture in southwest Mississippi — the first new blood in a century for a line of horses brought to America by Spanish conquistadors and bred by Choctaw Indians who were later forced out of their ancestral homelands.</p>
  • Video of Los Angeles 1940s - LA Noire?

    10/14/2018 1:02:31 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 34 replies
    Someone recently posted a link to a YouTube video of film from 1940s Los Angeles - it was a night time drive through the city, in color, featuring music from the composers who did the soundtrack to LA Noire. I've tried my best to find this again - even bookmarked what I thought was the video, but it's not. Does anyone recall this and have a link?
  • 'Curse of the Worst Family Name' Lives On

    10/10/2018 7:44:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    newser.com ^ | 10/9/18 | Arden Dier
    Hitler became Hiller, then Stuart-Houston. The name changes allowed Adolf Hitler's last living descendants on his father's side to keep a quiet life in New York... Sons of Hitler's UK-born nephew William Patrick Hitler—who reportedly received a tongue-lashing from his uncle for interviews with the press before joining the US Navy... eldest brother Alexander Stuart-Houston, who lives about 45 minutes away from his siblings, answered his door. Commenting on what Bild calls "the curse of the worst family name in world history," the 68-year-old said one of the three brothers was engaged to a Jewish woman, but she ended up...
  • They Shall Not Grow Old...

    10/09/2018 6:30:54 PM PDT · by Kriggerel · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/09/2018 | BBC
    Silent film footage from World War One has been painstakingly restored for a new documentary by Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson. The archive footage has been combined with original interviews with soldiers who fought in the war.
  • Stop Apologizing for Our History

    10/09/2018 6:56:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/09/2018 | Ben Shapiro
    Today’s ill-informed critics of Churchill would be speaking German if he had not led the fight against Hitler. This week, former astronaut Scott Kelly got himself into hot water with the political Left. How? In an attempt to lament the Republican celebration over the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Kelly tweeted, “One of the greatest leaders of modern times, Winston Churchill said, ‘in victory, magnanimity.’ I guess those days are over.”This tweet was a problem. Not because it was too conciliatory toward Republicans. Because it quoted Winston Churchill.Indeed, Kelly soon apologized to his left-leaning fan base,...
  • No Columbus Day in Columbus, Ohio: What the city is doing instead

    10/08/2018 9:29:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | October 8, 2018
    The largest city named for Christopher Columbus has called off its observance of the divisive holiday that honors the explorer, making a savvy move to tie the switch to a politically safe demographic: veterans. Ohio's capital city, population 860,000, will be open for business Monday after observing Columbus Day probably "for as long as it had been in existence," said Robin Davis, a spokeswoman for Democratic Mayor Andrew Ginther. City offices will close instead on Veterans Day, which falls on Nov. 12 this year. Native Americans and allied groups have long used Columbus Day to elevate issues of concern to...
  • U.S. Senate Says Stalin 'Committed Genocide' In Famine-Hit Ukraine

    10/06/2018 7:16:42 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 34 replies
    RFE/RL ^ | Oct 2018 | Mark Najarian
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate has adopted a resolution recognizing that Soviet dictator Josef Stalin committed genocide against the Ukrainian people in the early 1930s, when millions died in a horrific famine known as the Holodomor. The office of Republican Senator Rob Portman, who sponsored the bill, did not immediately get back to RFE/RL for comment. Asked for comment, the State Department referred to a 2017 statement that described the Holodomor as "one of the most atrocious acts of the 20th century. The "simple resolution" passed on October 3 commemorates the 85th anniversary of the famine of 1932-33. The Senate...