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  • Texas Capital Dumps Columbus Day for ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’

    10/06/2017 1:17:15 PM PDT · by workerbee · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/6/17 | Merrill Hope
    The Austin City Council voted Thursday to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, a holiday that honors Native Americans, and no longer recognize Columbus Day. Austin follows such U.S. cities as Berkeley, Seattle, Denver, Albuquerque, Phoenix, and most recently, Los Angeles, in replacing the traditional holiday to instead declare that the second Tuesday of October honor America’s indigenous people. Councilmembers approved a resolution that sought “to create a path of healing and reconciliation” noting that October 12, 1492, marked the “beginning of the colonization of indigenous people that forever changed their identity, cultures, and achievements.”
  • Greenfield: The Center for Jewish History's Jewish Problem

    10/03/2017 8:15:41 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 9 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 10/2/17 | Greenfield
    Monday, October 02, 2017 The Center for Jewish History's Jewish Problem Posted by Daniel Greenfield The Jewish community was shocked when it learned that David N. Myers, a militant anti-Israel activist, had been quietly put into place as the head of the Center for Jewish History. There was even more shock at the unquestioning support that Myers received from establishment figures at the Center and its constituent organizations like the American Jewish Historical Society. There is a very good reason for that. David N. Myers did not end up in his position by accident. The defenses of his anti-Israel activism...
  • Does Our Society Still Support the Right to be Wrong?

    09/27/2017 1:30:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | September 27, 2017 | Jonah Goldberg
    The whole idea of a free society is based on a very simple idea that is very hard to live by: People have the right to be wrong. This idea has ancient roots, but it was always and everywhere a minority opinion, unpopular with both the masses and the rulers, until relatively recently. In the "modern" era, its status as one of the defining ideas of Western civilization can be traced to the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648. After a century of bloody religious wars between Catholics and Protestants -- with Jews often getting caught in the crossfire -- the...
  • New York Times publishes probably its worst op-ed for 2017

    09/26/2017 12:33:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 26, 2017 | Becket Adams
    Diversity of thought is the hallmark of any good opinion page.Unfortunately, because it's the job of an opinion editor to welcome all viewpoints, some remarkably stupid stuff gets published every now and then.Because even a very stupid dog gets its day.Take, for example, an op-ed published this week by the New York Times headlined, "How Did Women Fare in China's Communist Revolution?"The main thrust of the article, which is little more than a shameful bit of apologia for Mao Zedong, who is personally responsible for more than 45 million deaths, is that Chinese women were liberated by the country's great...
  • Lessons From the Center of the World

    09/26/2017 11:02:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | September 26, 2017 | Salena Zito
    CENTER OF THE WORLD, OH -- In 1845, noted academic, businessman and admitted-eccentric Randall D. Wilmot from New York City came to a plot of land along the Mahoning River in Braceville and decided to settle here and establish a business. It was a smart move at the time: The land was located along the vibrant Pittsburgh-to-Akron stagecoach route; every day, scores of travelers and merchants came through, hungry, thirsty and looking for a place to spend the night. So he went about establishing an inn and general store. It thrived for more than 20 years and made him a...
  • Survey: Just A Quarter Of Americans Can Name All 3 Branches Of Government

    09/25/2017 11:25:29 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 35 replies
    StudyFinds / Annenberg Public Policy Center ^ | 09/25/17 | Daniel Steingold
    Researchers at the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) surveyed over 1,000 American adults, finding a shocking lack of knowledge as it pertains to U.S. politics among the general populace.... “Protecting the rights guaranteed by the Constitution presupposes that we know what they are. The fact that many don’t is worrisome,” says Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) of the University of Pennsylvania, in a press release. “These results emphasize the need for high-quality civics education in the schools and for press reporting that underscores the existence of constitutional protections.”
  • Arizona Teacher Makes Students Recite Gender-Neutral Version Of Declaration Of Independence

    09/23/2017 2:47:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    InternationalBusinessTimes ^ | 09/21/17 | DANIELA COBOS
    An Arizona mother spoke out against her son’s 4th-grade teacher having students recite an altered version of the Declaration of Independence in class, reported Arizona ABC-affiliate KNXV Wednesday. The Salk Elementary School teacher replaced the word “men” with “humans” whenever it appeared in the Declaration. The mother, Elizabeth Vaillancourt, posted about the teacher’s actions on her Facebook account, including a photo of the altered Declaration of Independence. In one of the comments, she also provided the number of the superintendent Mr. McCord and encouraged people to contact him and complain. “Zev’s teacher has this hanging in the classroom can anyone...
  • All blue-eyed people have a single ancestor in common

    09/22/2017 1:55:00 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 198 replies ^ | Sep. 21, 2017, 3:50 PM | Zach Williams and Jessica Orwig
    New research shows that all blue-eyed people share a common ancestor. This person lived more than 6,000 years ago and carried a genetic mutation that has now spread across the world. The exact cause remains to be determined but scientists do know that eye color began to change long before recorded history began. The following is a transcript of the video. All blue-eyed people have one ancestor in common, born around 6,000-10,000 years ago. Blue eyes are caused by a gene mutation. For years, researchers had searched for it on the OCA2 gene. The OCA2 gene determines how much brown...
  • Communism Never Died, It Was Cleverly Repackaged for the Historically Impaired and Useful Idiots

    09/22/2017 9:15:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/22/17 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    “For us in Russia, communism is a dead dog. For many people in the West, it is still a living lion.” — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn In 1950 Congress passed the Internal Security Act and, four years later, the Communist Control Act. It condemned communism and the Communist Party of the United States. Today a sizeable portion of Congress actually belongs to the Communist Party U.S.A. or is sympathetic to it. In a recent poll, 40 percent of Americans prefer communism to capitalism.
  • Turkey Uncensored: A History of Censorship and Bans

    09/21/2017 3:52:00 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Philos Project ^ | Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    On April 29, the Turkish government announced that it completely blocked Wikipedia over the online encyclopediaÂ’s refusal to delete articles and comments that suggest that Ankara is co-operating with terrorist groups such as the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda.Despite multiple requests by Turkish officials, Wikipedia refused to take down the content the Turkish government objected to. In response, Turkish authorities blocked online access to Wikipedia in all languages across the country.Wikipedia continues to be blocked in Turkey. But it is not the only restricted website in the country. An estimated 127,000-plus websites have been blocked in Turkey, along with another 95,000...
  • Save the Alamo

    09/18/2017 6:52:01 AM PDT · by outinyellowdogcountry · 89 replies
    Save The Alamo ^ | 9-1-17 | Lee Spencer White
    The Second Battle of the Alamo A second Texas Revolution is currently brewing in the Lone Star State. This all comes as a result of a seemingly laudable plan promoted to and passed by the state’s legislature some four years ago. The plan involved the rebuilding and improvement of the state’s most iconic shrine—the Alamo. The plan as promoted and approved would have rebuilt certain historic structures present at the time of the 1836 battle, as well as give visitors there a better and more complete understanding of the physical environment existing at the time of the conflict. Consequent to...
  • Cultural Innovation District To Bloom Below Interstate 10

    09/14/2017 8:14:23 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    progrss ^ | September 10, 2017 | progrss Newsroom
    People in New Orleans, Louisiana, have been voicing their discontent about the intrusion of the Interstate 10, or I-10, Freeway in their lives ever since it was completed in 1990. After years of debating and studying, they are ready to repair the damage it has caused with what they are calling a Cultural Innovation District. The community will not remove the Interstate since the city cannot afford it, and in the end, the cost of removing it wouldn’t measure up to its value, according to studies conducted. As a result, the city and designers decided to meet halfway and resurrect...
  • Freeper SunkenCiv

    09/10/2017 9:36:31 AM PDT · by Cincinnatus.45-70 · 126 replies
    Vanity | Cincinnatus.45-70
    Freeper SunkenCiv used to regularly post fascinating and learned articles on archeologicy and history topics. But no posts from SunkenCiv that I can remember for many months. Does anyone here know what happened?
  • Viking Skeleton’s DNA Test Proves Historians Wrong

    09/08/2017 11:54:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 8, 2017 | Natalie O'Neill
    The remains of a powerful viking — long thought to be a man — was in fact a real-life Xena Warrior Princess, a study released Friday reveals. The lady war boss was buried in the mid-10th century along with deadly weapons and two horses, leading archaeologists and historians to assume she was a man, according to the findings, published in in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Wrong. “It’s actually a woman, somewhere over the age of 30 and fairly tall, too, measuring around [5’6″] tall ,” archaeologist Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson of Uppsala University, who conducted the study, told The Local.
  • Liberals in a Tizzy

    09/06/2017 7:19:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | September 6, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    Many blacks and their white liberal allies demand the removal of statues of Confederate generals and the Confederate battle flag, and they are working up steam to destroy the images of Gens. Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee and President Jefferson Davis from Stone Mountain in Georgia. Allow me to speculate as to the whys of this statue removal craze, which we might call statucide. To understand it, we need a review of the promises black and white liberals have been making for decades. In 1940, the black poverty rate was 87 percent. By 1960, it had fallen to 47...
  • The next generation of California public school students will skip the 'mission project'

    08/31/2017 10:47:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 31, 2017 | By Amy Graff
    The fourth-grade tradition of building a California mission out of Popsicle sticks and sugar cubes is being pushed aside by the state as history lessons change to reflect all cultures and more accurately depict the past. A new framework for the curriculum at K-12 public schools means less research into the floor plans of the mission at say San Juan Capistrano, and more time looking at what life was like for both the missionaries and the native people of California. "What are students learning by building model missions?" asks Nancy McTygue, executive director of California History-Social Science Project and one...
  • Wasserman Schultz leads efforts to remove Confederate names, statue [Not true]

    08/31/2017 5:24:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/31/17
    If U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., gets her way, the names of three Confederate generals will be removed from street signs in Hollywood, Fla., and the statue of a Confederate general representing Florida will be removed from the National Statuary Hall in Washington.
  • Lesson from History: Transgender Mania is Sign of Cultural Collapse

    08/30/2017 8:49:49 PM PDT · by TChris · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12-14-2016 | Camille Paglia
    Author, art professor, feminist, and cultural commentator Camille Paglia speaks on the current transgender mania, the wisdom of early medical & surgical intervention (calling it "child abuse"), and how the explosion of gender identities is a recurring sign of cultural collapse throughout the history of civilization.
  • The "Penman Of The Revolution" ... A profile of John Dickinson

    08/29/2017 4:49:44 AM PDT · by knarf · 10 replies
    The Tenth Amendment Center ^ | August 29, 2017 | The Tenth Amendment Center
    Short but full three minutes
  • Scientists Uncover Lost Ancient Languages In Egyptian Monastery

    08/28/2017 6:59:08 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 8/28/17 | Elena Glowatz
    Scientists have uncovered lost ancient writings on parchment in Egypt, including ones jotted down in rare languages, that could give them a window into the past. The Times reported that researchers used imaging technology to illuminate words that were written onto parchment before the ink was washed and wiped away and new text written over it. The hidden text included words written in Caucasian Albanian, a language that had previously only been found on some stone inscriptions. Three medical texts written in ancient Greek were also brought to light, including some written by Hippocrates, the groundbreaking ancient Greek physician for...