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  • Human skeleton found on famed Antikythera shipwreck

    09/19/2016 5:44:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    nature ^ | 19 September 2016 | Jo Marchant
    Foley and the archaeologists, meanwhile, are elated by the chance to learn more about the people on board the first-century bc ship, which carried luxury items from the eastern Mediterranean, probably intended for wealthy buyers in Rome. The skeleton discovery is a rare find, agrees Mark Dunkley, an underwater archaeologist from the London-based heritage organization Historic England. Unless covered by sediment or otherwise protected, the bodies of shipwreck victims are usually swept away and decay, or are eaten by fish. Complete skeletons have been recovered from younger ships, such as the sixteenth-century English warship the Mary Rose and the seventeenth-century...
  • How Thanksgiving Celebrates The Birth Of American Free Enterprise

    11/23/2017 9:09:43 AM PST · by sloop3
    This time of the year, whether in good economic times or bad, is when Americans gather with their families and friends and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal together. It marks a remembrance of those early Pilgrim Fathers who crossed the uncharted ocean from Europe to make a new start in Plymouth, Massachusetts. What is less appreciated is that Thanksgiving also is a celebration of the birth of free enterprise in America.
  • Wear: You’ll never guess how Texas got I-14, the 14th Amendment Highway

    11/22/2017 7:00:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | August 27, 2017 | Ben Wear
    Most of you will be surprised to learn that this spring, while we were all fretting about what the Legislature or Jared Kushner’s father-in-law will do next, Texas got itself a new interstate highway: Interstate 14. Yup. Fourteen. Odd number for an interstate, given that most of them end in a zero or a five. The story behind that number, which I’ll get to shortly, is even odder. But, yes, in April, a couple of congressmen and other dignitaries gathered in Bell County to celebrate the opening of I-14 from Belton through Killeen and on to Fort Hood. Well, more...
  • The Thanksgiving Day Game That Defined American Football

    11/22/2017 6:15:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | November 22, 2017 | Terry Jeffrey
    A group of students from Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Columbia met at the Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York City on April 28, 1882 and made an unambiguous decision: The United States was declaring its independence from British football. "A proposition to adopt the English rugby rules was unanimously rejected," the New York Daily Tribune reported on May 1, 1882. The basic concept at the foundation of American football originated in ancient Greece but came to the United States through Britain. As early as the 12th century, the English were playing "football" games -- particularly on Shrove Tuesday. William Fitz-Stephen...
  • Communism's Failed Promise: Heaven on Earth without God

    11/20/2017 8:11:20 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Breakpoint ^ | 11/20/17 | Eric Metaxas, G Shane Morris
    This week marked a century since one of the darkest chapters in human history began, and a truly evil worldview was put into practice. One hundred years ago, Bolshevik revolutionaries stormed the Winter Palace in Petrograd, the seat of the Provisional Government of Russia. They also seized post offices, train stations, and telegraphs in the dead of night. When the people of Russia’s capital city awoke, they were in what Rhodes Scholar David Satter described as “a different universe.” That universe was a communist one. Vladimir Lenin’s so-called “October Revolution,” which took place in November on the Gregorian calendar, sought...
  • when he was shot, Alexander Graham Bell showed up with a metal detector to try to locate the bullet

    11/19/2017 7:31:50 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 23 replies ^ | 11/18/2017 | VA Viper
    Today is the anniversary of the birth of James A(bram) Garfield (1831-1881), 20th President of these United States, in Moreland Hills, Ohio. Born to a widowed farm wife, Garfield worked at a series of menial jobs but eventually attended Williams College, graduating in 1856. He entered politics as a Republican and served in the Ohio State Senate until the outbreak of the Civil War, in which he saw combat as a Union major general. In 1862 he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and served in that body until 1880, after 1876 as Republican Leader of the House....
  • How a Fart Killed 10,000 People

    11/18/2017 9:03:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 4, 2016 | Candida Moss
    Farting, breaking wind, cutting the cheese, or gas. The English language has numerous words for flatulence and this is even before we devolve into the subcategories that make up the genre. Whatever you call it, farting is a taboo act, but it is also a source of fascination. It’s not for nothing that there is a popular children’s book series called Fart Squad or that the preview of the most recent installment of the Alvin and the Chipmunks dynasty led with the punchline, “Sorry, pizza toots.” Today farting is something for which we perfunctorily ask forgiveness, but in the past...
  • Field Marshall Erwin Rommel was born on November 15, 1891

    11/15/2017 7:43:12 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 10 replies ^ | 11/14/2017 | VA Viper
    November 15 is the anniversary of the birth of legendary German general Field Marshall Erwin (Johannes Eugen) Rommel (1891-1944), who became known as Der Wüstenfuchs ("the Desert Fox") as commander of the Afrika Korps in World War II. Born in Württemberg the son of a schoolmaster, Rommel joined the Imperial German Army in 1910 and served in France, Italy, and Romania during World War I, receiving the highest decorations for bravery. Between the wars, he rose steadily in the army hierarchy, becoming well known as a military educator and writer of textbooks during the early Nazi years. At the time...
  • The long-awaited Amir talk on America's role in prophecy

    11/13/2017 11:07:37 AM PST · by firebrand · 17 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Nov. 13, 2017 | Amir Tsarfati
    The talk Amir gave earlier this fall in Minnesota is finally up on YouTube. Lots of good history and comments on what the role of the United States may be in Bible prophecy and events to come. An excellent, beautiful speech, and thanks to Olive Tree Ministries for this fantastic convention of end times speakers.
  • "Deplorables Unite" (Do you hear the people sing) Trump Victory Anthem

    11/07/2017 7:55:07 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 25 replies ^ | Nov. 20, 2016 | Bandicut
    One Year ago today, We Americans went to the polls and elected OUR PRESIDENT...what a glorious day that way, so in remembering how great it was, here is a video to bring back the proud feelings we had that day and still have today... MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.
  • VA rejects push to alter ‘sexist’ motto: ‘Lincoln’s words are Lincoln’s words’

    11/02/2017 10:14:58 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Veterans group claims motto ‘symbolizes the agency’s resistance to gender equity’The VA is defending its motto this week against charges that it “symbolizes​ ​the agency’s​ ​resistance​ ​to​ ​gender​ ​equity.” A portion of Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address in 1865 has been deemed “sexist” as a VA motto by the nonprofit organization Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. The group wrote a letter to VA Secretary David Shulkin this week demanding a change, which it says would “better support women.” The motto in question, in place since 1959, reads: “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for...
  • The Conservatives Who Resurrected Israel

    11/02/2017 6:13:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 11/2/2017 | Gary Gindler
    On November 2, 1917, exactly 100 years ago, British foreign secretary Lord Arthur Balfour sent a private letter to Lord Walter Rothschild, the second Baron Rothschild. The letter was written not by Balfour, but by other ministers in Lloyd George's Cabinet – Lord Alfred Milner and Leopold Amery. In history, this letter became known as the Balfour Declaration. Both Balfour and Milner were true Britons. Rothschild was proud of being a Jew. Amery was a Jew who carefully concealed his Jewish origins. What united this quartet? All of them were, of course, to some degree, Zionists, but only to the...
  • 'Man Who Killed Halloween' still haunts holiday

    10/31/2017 1:01:18 PM PDT · by TBP · 23 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 5:30 am, Friday, October 29, 2004 | By Mike Glenn and RUTH RENDON
    Timothy O'Bryan's name may have faded from popular memory, but 30 years ago this Sunday his death shocked the country and earned the culprit the nickname "The Man Who Killed Halloween." The 8-year-old Deer Park boy died Oct. 31, 1974, after eating trick-or-treat candy laced with cyanide. Within days, his father, Ronald Clark O'Bryan, stood accused of staging the crime as part of a life insurance scheme. With his wife testifying for the prosecution, O'Bryan was convicted and sentenced to death. Dubbed the "Candy Man" by fellow prisoners, he was executed by lethal injection in 1984. Halloween has lived on....
  • Robert Mueller: Dirty Cop – Dispatches from the 15th District

    10/30/2017 12:02:31 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 16 replies
    Fighting ^ | August 3, 2017 | Jeffery Marty
    A former colleague recently characterized Robert Mueller as “ramrod straight” and “utterly incorruptible.” Similar language was breathlessly repeated in mainstream media biographies on Mueller in Politico, BBC, and Time magazine. Mueller’s Vietnam-era service in the United States Marine Corps and 2004 tag-team with then-Deputy Attorney Major Scandals During Mueller’s FBI Years: Falsification of Iraq War intelligence (2003) Vanishing Currency (2003) NSA Warrantless Surveillance (2001-2013) Emailgate (2007) Walter Reed Neglect Scandal (2007) IRS Targeting (2010-2013) Fast and Furious (2010) Associated Press Spying (2012) Clinton Foundation Pay-for-Play (2009-2013) Russian Uranium Deal (2009-2013) Clinton Private Email Server (2009-2013) HSBC Bank Money Laundering Scandal:...
  • It’s Not 1 or Even 2 Scandals While Mueller Was at the White House

    10/28/2017 11:49:00 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 25 replies
    Conservative ^ | August 7, 2017 | Benjamin Arie
    Robert Mueller is as upstanding as any investigator comes — that is, at least, if you listen to the mainstream media. snip A report from attorney Jeffrey Marty on American Lookout paints a picture of Robert Mueller which shows he might be part of the D.C. “swamp” that Donald Trump was elected to drain.
  • Free Market Central Interview: Lawrence Reed On Libertarian Heroes

    10/27/2017 11:05:01 AM PDT · by sloop3 ^ | October 27, 2017 | Free Market Central
    From football stars to entertainment figures to politicians, it seems that every other day America witnesses the fall of yet another icon. Are we celebrating the wrong people? Exactly what makes a hero? Lawrence Reed, president of the Foundation for Economic Education, recently spoke to Free Market Central about his book, “Real Heroes: Inspiring True Stories Of Courage, Character and Conviction."
  • 'Holy cow, we've lost our culture'

    10/24/2017 6:15:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 10/23/2017 | Greg Corombos
    Western civilization is thoroughly battered in Europe, and America is on course for the same fate unless it once again embraces the ideas that made it strong and resists the tide of progressive momentum that seeks to destroy it, according to Sovereign Nations founder and editor in chief Michael O’Fallon. Sovereign Nations is hosting a three-day conference in the nation’s capital next week designed to highlight the threats to the founding principles and how to thwart them. The conference will be held at the Trump International Hotel from Oct. 30-Nov. 1. O’Fallon told WND and Radio America that he started...
  • Video: Street scenes and daily life in actual film from the 1890's

    10/23/2017 6:13:37 AM PDT · by NRx · 54 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2016 | Britannia Panopticon
    Appx 40 minutes of video taken mostly in the last decade of the 19th century from around the world depicting street scenes and daily life. Sound has been added for effect.
  • Trump has no plan to block scheduled release of Kennedy assassination records

    10/21/2017 3:36:08 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 66 replies ^ | 10.21.17
    President Donald Trump says he doesn't plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination. "Subject to the receipt of further information," he wrote in a Saturday morning tweet (Oct. 21), "I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened." The National Archives has until Thursday to disclose the remaining files related to Kennedy's 1963 assassination in Dallas....
  • WATCH: Hillary Clinton admits she tried to skip Trump’s inauguration

    10/21/2017 12:26:19 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 29 replies
    True Pundit ^ | Oct 21, 2017 | True Pundit Staff
    Hillary Clinton admitted that she tried to skip President Trump’s inauguration ceremony. “I really tried to get out of going,” Clinton said Friday on Britain’s “The Graham Norton Show.” Clinton said she and former President Bill Clinton hoped other past presidents wouldn’t go, giving them an excuse not to attend even though it’s “tradition” for former officeholders to go and show “support and continuity of our government.