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  • The Purpose of Exile

    09/22/2018 4:42:31 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 3 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | September 22, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    The Purpose of Exile By Philip Cottraux Assyria. The terror of the ancient world is still infamous for their extreme brutality. When the Assyrians would conquer a city, they were known to have “child fires,” lining up the city’s children and forcing the parents to watch while they burned them en masse. They would flay survivors of defeated armies alive and adorn the walls of Nineveh with the skins. Inside, the streets were decorated with “head pyramids,” large piles of decapitated heads of conquered people. Lines of dismembered limbs were strewn from building to building, adorning the city like gruesome...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: Will Texas prevent us from recognizing the heroes of the Alamo?

    09/11/2018 3:18:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 11, 2018 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    Generations of Texans have rightly drawn inspiration and strength from the heroes of the Alamo – the brave men who fought to the death to defend the battle-scarred mission in San Antonio in 1836 in the fight for Texas’ independence from Mexico. These freedom fighters are a symbol of valor for all Americans. It is bizarre, then, that an advisory group recommended to the Texas Board of Education that it remove the words “all the heroic defenders” from the state’s social studies curriculum describing the men who gave their lives at the Alamo. The Board of Education was holding a...
  • Lewis and Clark (virtual) bike ride across America: Daniel Boone's stomping grounds

    09/11/2018 3:27:25 PM PDT · by fugazi · 4 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Sept. 11, 2018 | Chris Carter
    [Note: This is part two of a multi-part series covering my (virtual) bike ride across America, following in the footsteps of the Lewis and Clark expedition. For part one, click here.]Capt. William Clark, along with a crew of about 40 “robust (Young Backwoodsmen of Character) helthy hardy young men” (as Clark writes in his journal), left Camp Dubois on May 14, 1804 and reached St. Charles two days later. The Corps of Discovery spent the next six days in St. Charles while they waited for Capt. Meriwether Lewis to wrap up some last-minute expedition business in St. Louis. In those...
  • The Hazing of New Employees – A Lost Tradition

    09/10/2018 4:40:11 AM PDT · by vannrox · 68 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 10SEP18 | Editorial staff
    Up until the 1980’s, the “hazing” of new employees was a time-honored tradition. Here, the new employees would be given the crappiest jobs, told to do the hardest things, and treated horribly. This all seemed to disappear in the middle 1980’s. This article is dedicated to all those older workers who had to endure the “hazing” period and what it was like… Introduction Today, little remains of the old days of Hazing. You can see it on College campuses and universities when people “rush” to join a sorority or a fraternity. That’s about it. The hazing during High School has...
  • Top YouTube Historians, Led By ‘The Great War’ Host, Are Teaming Up To Recap World War II...

    09/08/2018 9:11:11 PM PDT · by Charles Martel · 38 replies
    tubefilter.com ^ | December 18, 2017 | Sam Gutelle
    Full title: Top YouTube Historians, Led By ‘The Great War’ Host, Are Teaming Up To Recap World War II, Day By Day **** Since 2014, historian Indy Neidell has hosted weekly episodes of The Great War, a web series that recaps World War I by discussing in real time the events that happened 100 years ago. At the show’s current point, the United States has joined the war and its preparing to send its manpower to the Western Front. By the end of next year (spoiler alert), the war will reach its conclusion, and Neidell will have to find a...
  • The saddest day in American History

    09/07/2018 10:36:35 AM PDT · by DH · 44 replies
    Personal Observation | 9-7-2018 | David Herbert
    Today’s date is 9/7/2018. It is a day in infamy that will go down in history denoting America’s turn from individual thought, freedom of thought, individual responsibility of one’s own actions, freedom of expression, and the death of the America I used to know. .
  • Stalin's continuing, disputed legacy

    09/06/2018 8:19:09 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Eurozine ^ | 17 August 2018 | Daria Khlevnyuk
    The memory of Stalin’s Terror is now receiving more attention in Russia than at any time since the 1980s. The Stalin epoch’s influence on Russia is undeniable. Present-day Russians mainly live in a country inherited from the Stalin-era Soviet Union, not least in terms of infrastructure, architecture and social institutions. However, scholars, intellectuals and journalists agree that Russian society has yet to thoroughly work through the totalitarian legacy of Stalin’s era. According to a recent Levada-Center poll, Stalin’s popularity is actually rising. Around 40 percent of respondents expressed positive attitudes towards Stalin, while around one third agreed that Russia now...
  • Fire breaks out at Brazil’s National Museum in Rio

    09/02/2018 5:45:30 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 43 replies
    BNO News ^ | September 2, 2018
    A massive fire has broken out at Brazil’s National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, engulfing the entire building, just months after the museum marked its 200th anniversary. The incident began on early Sunday afternoon when a fire erupted in the three-story building. Footage broadcast on Brazilian TV showed that the fire had spread throughout all floors of the building. It was not immediately known if anyone was injured, but the fire broke out when the museum was closed.
  • Movie “First Man” on Moon Landing Omits US Flag and Fact that Buzz Aldrin Took Communion

    08/31/2018 2:57:31 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/31/2018 | Jim Hoft
    Movie “First Man” on Moon Landing Omits US Flag and Fact that Buzz Aldrin Took Communion Before Exiting Lunar Module by Jim Hoft August 31, 2018 145 Comments Hollywood Whitewashes America and Jesus Christ from Propaganda Movie on Moon Landing —
  • The Detectorists

    08/31/2018 2:07:17 PM PDT · by Da_Shrimp · 33 replies
    Just wondering if anyone here has seen 'The Detectorists', a gentle comedy series about metal detecting. It's written by Mackenzie Crook, who also stars in it.I think is was shown on a couple of channels over there. Here's a clip: https://youtu.be/C6gSYHJhuCw It also stars Diana Rigg's daughter Rachel Stirling, who's the spit of her mother.https://youtu.be/_8fBd0Um43o
  • Starting new website: need Freeper help

    08/28/2018 10:28:36 AM PDT · by LS · 25 replies
    self | 8/28/2018 | LS
    For many years people have told me "you need a website." This is above and beyond our www.patriotshistoryusa.com which is oriented toward teachers. I am starting what, for now, will be called "Patriot Pillars" that will launch before Christmas. It will NOT be a typical "ads & banners" site but a subscription site featuring me doing video courses on my books, US history, politics, . . . sort of like a live version of "Prager U" but a little different. Anyway, if you would like to participate in a focus group, I'd like to hear from you. It would really...
  • When a former Nazi meets a Holocaust survivor (YouTube)

    08/25/2018 11:08:16 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 7 replies
    Jewish Journal ^ | August 10, 2017
    What happens when a Holocaust survivor and former Hitler Youth Leader meet for the first time? Erika Jacoby, 89, and Ursula Martens, 88, find out.
  • The Most Daring Rescue Attempt in History

    08/23/2018 7:13:06 AM PDT · by Thistooshallpass9 · 27 replies
    It was a real honor to interview Dr. Iddo Netanyahu—notable historian and brother of the Israeli PM—for this podcast episode about one of the most inspiring chapters in Israel's modern history: "Operation Jonathan—The Most Daring Rescue Attempt in History."
  • Hitler, Mussolini and FDR: The Secret History of a Mutual Admiration Society

    08/23/2018 7:08:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2018 | Dinesh D'Souza
    Editor's Note: This piece is adapted from D'Souza's new book Death of a Nation.We hear a lot today from progressives about how neo-Nazis support President Trump.  In reality this is questionable; no one has actually surveyed or queried neo-Nazis to find out if this is actually true.  Moreover, several leading neo-Nazis like Andrew Anglin, co-editor of the Daily Stormer, have leftist backgrounds.Even so, gullible people go along with the progressive allegation, because they have been taught that fascism and Nazism are “on the right.”    But are they?  We can throw light on this question by examining the mutual admiration society...
  • This Day in History: Virginia Dare is Born

    08/18/2018 9:34:58 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 26 replies
    North Carolina History ^ | 8/18/18 | Anon
    Virginia Dare was born on August 18, 1587 at Roanoke Island in colonial Virginia (present-day North Carolina). Virginia Dare was the first English-born child in the Americas. She was the daughter of Ananias Dare and Eleanor Dare and the granddaughter of Governor John White. Ananias Dare served on the twelve-member board of directors for the Roanoke Colony. Virginia’s mother Eleanor was the daughter of Governor John White. The name Virginia was chosen to signify that she was the first English child born in Virginia. She was baptized into the Church of England on August 24, 1587 and was the first...
  • Huge collection of women's mags (1890-1930s)- The Gender and Women's Studies Collection

    08/18/2018 7:21:21 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies
    Sorry, there is no main body associated with this thread, just links that don't work when I post them here. But... the original U. of Wisc. source url above ( http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/GenderStudies/GenderStudies-idx?scope=GenderStudies.DovieHorvitz&type=browse ) does have links that seem to work. Besides, they have a rather ominous copyright warning at the end that I wouldn't want FR or me to run afoul [of]!
  • Scientists Discover Stern of World War II U.S. Destroyer Off Remote Alaskan Island

    08/16/2018 4:09:04 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    gCaptain ^ | August 16, 2018 | gCaptain
    For almost 75 years, the stern of the destroyer USS Abner Read lay somewhere below the dark of the Bering Sea off the Aleutian island of Kiska, where it sank after being torn off by an explosion while conducting an anti-submarine patrol.
  • Video: Why James Was Written

    08/15/2018 2:20:58 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 14, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    Welcome to Wednesday night Bible study!Last week I started a weekly vlog series on the historical reasons the New Testament was written, starting with the first book, Galatians (49 AD).This week's video, part 2, is why James was written (50 AD).Why James Was WrittenVideo clocks in at 12:15. Thanks for watching!
  • What Japanese history lessons leave out: Why neighboring countries still hold a grudge against Japan

    08/15/2018 7:01:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    BBC ^ | By Mariko Oi
    Japanese people often fail to understand why neighbouring countries harbour a grudge over events that happened in the 1930s and 40s. The reason, in many cases, is that they barely learned any 20th Century history. I myself only got a full picture when I left Japan and went to school in Australia. From Homo erectus to the present day - more than a million years of history in just one year of lessons. That is how, at the age of 14, I first learned of Japan's relations with the outside world. For three hours a week - 105 hours over...
  • Rewriting Russian History

    08/14/2018 12:39:34 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    EuroZine ^ | 2018 | Dagmar Moskwa
    A battle for the future shape of Russia's education system is under way. Not only is the Kremlin increasing its control over what it considers the correct version of the country's history, there are also signs of a gradual ideological turn towards promoting the glorification of Joseph Stalin. In 2015 the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany was celebrated in grand style. During that time, a larger than usual number of Stalin monuments was erected in several cities especially in south-western parts of the country. A 2014 law passed by the Duma introduced a criminal penalty for...