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  • "10 Things You Don't Know About" Mission Statement (A New Blog)

    08/06/2012 4:34:58 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    10 Things You Don't Know About ^ | August 6, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    This is my first post in "10 Things You Don't Know About." I am starting this blog because I really enjoyed the CONCEPT of the History Channel show by the same name..."10 Things You Don't About." I enjoyed much, but not everything, about that show and this blog is an attempt to hopefully convince the History Channel to do more episodes of "10 Things You Don't Know About" because I haven't seen any information about any more shows they have planned in addition to the episodes they produced several months ago. One suggestion is to ditch interviewing people on the...
  • Anti-European, anti-American JIHAD in 1947 (Sep. 27 & October 12/13)

    08/05/2012 11:43:23 PM PDT · by Milagros · 2 replies
    September 27 & October 12-13, 1947: First, the Swedish Consulate was attacked in Sep. Then the Polish Consulate on Oct. 12 as well as the US Consulate General in Jerusalem was bombed shortly after.All perpetrated by Islamic-Arabs' underground 'JIHAD', as a "holy war" against Europeans and Americans (Western powers) and against Jews. The CIA under Harry Truman - United States. Central Intelligence Agency, Michael Warner, Center for the Study of Intelligence (U.S.). History Staff, 1994, 473 pp. [p. 147] The partition of Palestine, as proposed to the United Nations, satisfies minimum Zionist demands, but will be bitterly resisted by the...
  • Has the Tenor of Christianity Changed Since the Founding? - [Vanity]

    08/05/2012 8:53:59 AM PDT · by dagogo redux · 29 replies
    8/5/12 | dagogo redux
    If I understand correctly, the ObamaCare Mandate began to take effect on the Catholic Church a few days ago. I only knew this because my wife was listening to EWTN on the car radio - otherwise, it seems not to have made any stir nor garnered any headlines, and was mentioned only in passing even on that station. Although America has been a nation of amazing strength, integrity and vitality, founded by Christians of great fervor who largely came to this land seeking freedom of religion, and although it is still a largely Christian nation, it is now surrendering, without...
  • Brewing Stone Age beer

    08/05/2012 7:33:03 AM PDT · by Renfield · 50 replies ^ | 7-20-2012 | Asle Rønning
    Beer enthusiasts are using a barn in Norway’s Akershus County to brew a special ale which has scientific pretensions and roots back to the dawn of human culture. The beer is made from einkorn wheat, a single-grain species that has followed humankind since we first started tilling the soil, but which has been neglected for the last 2,500 years. “This is fun − really thrilling. It’s hard to say whether this has ever been tried before in Norway,” says Jørn Kragtorp. He started brewing as a hobby four years ago. He represents the fourth generation on the family farm of...
  • GLENN BECK: Restoring Love, On Directv Trinity Broadcasting Network Channel 372

    08/04/2012 8:51:22 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 53 replies
    My TV | Glenn Beck
    Watch it now, Restoring Love.
  • Human cycles: History as science (new wave of violence predicted for US)

    08/02/2012 5:27:33 PM PDT · by rjbemsha · 27 replies
    Nature ^ | 1 Aug 2012 | Laura Spinney
    Researcher Peter Turchin sees two cycles driving political instability. The secular cycle, lasting two to three centuries, starts with a relatively egalitarian society (supply and demand for labour roughly balance). But over time, population grows, labour supply outstrips demand, elites form and the living standards of the poorest fall. Then the society becomes top-heavy with elites, who start fighting for power. Political instability ensues, leading to collapse, and the cycle begins again. The shorter fathers-and-sons cycle, spanning 50 years or two generations, interacts with the longer cycle. Turchin sees this cycle peaking around 1870 (ethnic strife, class resentment), 1920 (race...
  • Feiglin: Gays, Kindly Return to Your Closets

    08/02/2012 4:25:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/8/12 | Gil Ronen
    Moshe Feiglin, who heads the Jewish Leadership faction within Likud and challenges Binyamin Netanyahu's leadership of the party, issued a statement on homosexuality on his Facebook page, in a reaction to Thursday's "gay pride" parade in Jerusalem. "Throughout history," Feiglin explained, "from Rome to Europe in our day, the approval and spread of homosexuality presaged the decline of nations and cultures...." "The organizers of a pride parade do not wish to gain rights. They strive to force homosexuality as a culture upon the public sphere." "A minority has no right to take over public assets. Let the marchers kindly go...
  • Never seen before WW II pics

    07/30/2012 5:46:33 PM PDT · by Bikkuri · 171 replies
    I have a friend from Holland (Netherlands).. he showed me (never seen before) pictures of his grandfather (that was an SS), BUT he is really reluctant to show them because he doesn't want a bad image on his family (name)..
  • What would be some good online (non-revisionist) U.S. History sources? (VANITY)

    07/29/2012 6:33:45 PM PDT · by Windcatcher · 60 replies
    Me | July 29, 2012 | Windcatcher
    Someone I know is going to be working as a teacher's assistant in a high-school U.S. History class. She is wondering if there are some good online sources that she can use that haven't been twisted by people with a leftist agenda. Would anyone be able to point me to some?
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ACTS OF THE MARTYRS, 07-28-12

    07/28/2012 12:24:29 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies ^ | 07-28-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):ACTS OF THE MARTYRS Actual accounts of early Christian martyrdoms. The most reliable are those that follow the official shorthand reports of the trials and executions. Among the best known are the Acts of St. Ignatius, St. Polycarp, the Martyrs of Lyons, and the Passions of Sts. Perpetua and Felicitas, and St. Irenaeus. In the Western Church the Acts of the Martyrs were carefully collected and used in the liturgy from the earliest times, as witnessed by St. Augustine. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used...
  • From My Cold Dead Hand

    07/28/2012 10:30:43 AM PDT · by jaypounder · 11 replies
    The Event ^ | 07/28/2012 | Jay Pounder
    “From My Cold Dead Hand!!!” The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. -Thomas Jefferson As you read the first lines of this post you may think… “Geez Jay… enough with the gun control issue already!" Well my friends… today’s post really isn’t about that at all… it’s about the bigger picture of our given rights and how we are systematically loosing them rapidly. Yes… that’s right… your losing them faster than you think. Our rights are important. They are the...
  • Locating New York Times Cover Pages from World War Two

    07/27/2012 10:59:49 PM PDT · by STD · 6 replies
    STD ^ | 7/28/12 | STD
    Hey FReepers, Regularly, a copy of the Front page of the NY Times is posted detailing war news from WW Two. I would like to contact that poster for information to include in an upcoming historical fiction short story or novel I'm writing. Please help me locate that poster. Thanks
  • Trapper 'Set-guns': The Taylor Fur Getter and Sure Shot

    07/23/2012 10:36:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 19 July, 2012 | Christopher Eger
    In 1914, a specially designed pair of set-guns was sold in the United States. Their ingenious design was deadly simple and efficient, however it soon fell out of use, and their production was finally discontinued when it was effectively banned along with most commercial trapping in the 1930s. Known as the Taylor Fur Getter and the Taylor Sure Shot, these exotic little contraptions are now a hot item with collectors. Hunters have long used “set-guns,” or “trap-guns” which are firearms left primed and ready and triggered by a trip wire of some sort, to take game. These date back to...
  • Powder horn art. A thing of beauty.

    07/19/2012 8:08:23 PM PDT · by Lowell1775 · 19 replies ^ | 07/11/2012 | Brother Rat
    I can’t resist, I have to show off my new 1750's powderhorn! I wanted a French and Indian war period horn for use with my Tulle, something that a militia ranger might have carried. I am blown away by what I have here. This is my second horn from Vandalia Smoothbores, they only take custom orders one at a time.....I am extremely happy to have this horn, its exactly what I envisioned and the craftsmanship is unbelievable. Pictures at....
  • Freeper LS and "Rockin' the Wall" @ Cincinnati Freedom Center Thursday night

    07/17/2012 5:44:46 PM PDT · by LS · 3 replies
    self ^ | 7/17/2012 | LS
    All, please join me at the Cincinnati Freedom Center, 7:00 Thursday night for a screening of our new film "Rockin' the Wall." The movie, which features rockers from the 60s and 70s such as the Doors, Quiet Riot, Vanilla Fudge, Mother's Finest, and Toto, looks at music's influence in the Cold War. I'll be there to do a Q&A and autograph books if you bring them. We'll also show the trailer for our newest movie, "Other Walls 2 Fall" with Clint Black, Yanni, and Busta Rhymes (!!)
  • How Ancient Greeks Named Their Puppies

    07/16/2012 10:00:55 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    Dogs played a special role in ancient Greek society and mythology; Cerberus guarded the gates of Hades, the goddess Artemis used dogs in her hunt, and Greek citizens employed dogs for hunting and protection. To the ancient Greeks, picking your new pup was an important decision, just as it is today. But, according to Stanford University researcher Adrienne Mayor, writing for Wonders & Marvels, the process could have been just a little bit different. Like moderns, the ancients looked for an adventurous and friendly nature, but one test for selecting the pick of the litter seems rather heartless today. Let...
  • Native Americans arrived to find natives already there, fossil poo shows

    07/14/2012 9:58:45 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 49 replies
    The Register ^ | 13th July 2012 11:23 GMT | Lewis Page
    Ancient darts also found in possible prehistoric pub The ancient people who have long been thought to be the first humans to colonise North America were actually johnny-come-latelies, according to scientists who have comprehesively analysed the ancient fossilised poo of their predecessor Americans. The new revelations come to us courtesy of Copenhagen university, where some of the investigating boffins are based. The scientists say that their results demonstrate conclusively their somewhat controversial thesis: that the "Clovis" culture dating from around 13,000 years ago - which has long been thought to be the earliest human society in the Americas - was...
  • (Harold) Ickes Named U.S. Oil "Dictator"

    07/11/2012 1:16:09 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 25 replies
    (PDF Direct Download) Idaho Times ^ | May 31st, 1941 | T. F. REYNOLDS
    HYDE PARK, N. Y., May 31 (U.R) - President Roosevelt today began implementing his proclamation of an unlimited national emergency today by naming Secretary of Interior Harold. L. Ickes virtual dictator of the $10,000,000,000 American oil industry. Designating Ickes as petroleum coordinator for national defense, Mr. Roosevelt ordered him to formulate a program to insure "that the supply of petroleum and its products will be accommodated to the needs of the nation and the national defense program." The move followed Mr. Roosvelt's warnbig in a letter to Speak­er Sam Rayborn that oil rationing in the east is a "distinct possilbility"...
  • St. Thomas More:"An Act of Parliament, directly oppugnant..." [Catholic Caucus}

    07/09/2012 3:17:14 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 4 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | July 9, 2012 | William Roper
    All which notwithstanding the jury found him guilty, and incontinent upon the verdict the Lord Chancellor [for that matter chief commissioner] beginning in judgment against him, Sir Thomas More said to him, "My Lord, when I was towards the law, the manner in such case was to ask the prisoner before judgment, why judgment should not be given against him." Whereupon the Lord Chancellor staying his judgment, wherein he had partly proceeded, demanded of him what he was able to say to the contrary. Who then in this sort mildly made answer: "Forasmuch as, my Lord, this indictment is grounded...
  • Another Blast From Free Republic's Archive Past July 8, 1999

    07/05/2012 8:48:08 PM PDT · by OneVike · 35 replies
    Free Republic Archives ^ | 7/8/1999 | OneVike
    This is another index page from Free Republic's archive in 1999. While the discussion threads are all permanently lost, I was able to re-activate many of the links to the articles. So step on back into Free Republics past to see what stories Freepers found interesting enough to share with others on a Thursday night in early July of 1999.What strikes you as the most interesting of these posts, for me it was the post about States Fighting the federal governments decision to implement a National I.D. The idea that the Clinton Adm was wanting Americans to have national...
  • Caravaggio Discovery: to Find 100 New Works Is Simply Astonishing

    07/05/2012 6:41:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 05 Jul 2012 | Mark Hudson
    Telegraph critic Mark Hudson wonders at the possible discovery of 100 Caravaggio works in Italy and says if confirmed it could throw fresh light on the artist's reputationThe prospect of a hundred newly discovered works by any great artist of the past is little short of astonishing. The entire oeuvres of several of great figures – Vermeer and Giorgione for example – barely gets into double figures. When you think that 200 works is a pretty respectable total for the average, world-changing old master, then the prospect of an extra hundred constitutes a massive increase, that is likely to significantly...
  • Judicial Betrayal (Thomas Sowell on John Roberts)

    07/02/2012 11:26:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 112 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 3, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Betrayal is hard to take, whether in our personal lives or in the political life of the nation. Yet there are people in Washington — too often, Republicans — who start living in the Beltway atmosphere, and start forgetting those hundreds of millions of Americans beyond the Beltway who trusted them to do right by them, to use their wisdom instead of their cleverness. President Bush 41 epitomized these betrayals when he broke his "read my lips, no new taxes" pledge. He paid the price when he quickly went from high approval ratings as president to someone defeated for...
  • Missing Chief Justice Rehnquist

    07/04/2012 10:30:13 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 21 replies
    FRC ^ | July 3, 2012 | Chris Gacek
    Last week’s “switch in time” by Chief Justice John Roberts that saved the socialist takeover of healthcare in America made me reminisce about former Chief Justice William Rehnquist (1924-2005). The point was driven home even further by an article in The Atlantic featuring a lengthy 2007 interview with Chief Justice Roberts that should have raised a lot of red flags. (One should have been raised marking Roberts’ really poor historical acumen.) For example, it contains this jarring observation: “Roberts suggested that the temperament of a chief justice can be as important as judicial philosophy in determining his success or failure.”...
  • Blast From Free Republics Past, Threads Posted On Sunday, July 04, 1999 9:30:38 PM

    07/04/2012 9:58:50 PM PDT · by OneVike · 21 replies
    Free Republic Archives ^ | 7/4/1999 | OneVike
    Take a trip down memory lane and see what Freepers were posting back on this day in 1999. You might be surprised by the headlines from 13 years ago. Bush was locking up the Republican nomination, and we had high hopes that he would defeat Al Gore in a landslide. I was not yet a Grandfather of 6, and my now 16 1/2 year old dog, Hershee, was a spry 3 year old inn her prime. What were you doing on July 4th 1999 at 9:30 PM? The links are broken due to the lawsuit Jim settled with the...
  • The Man They Called Ibn Saud

    07/04/2012 1:31:43 PM PDT · by AMitchum · 3 replies
    The National Interest ^ | June 28, 2012 | Sandra Mackey
    HE WAS a giant, physically and politically. He was an extraordinary leader who took the bedouin ethos and wrapped it in the puritanical sect of Wahhabi Islam. He was the legendary Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud, who in the first quarter of the twentieth century linked together the disparate tribes of the Arabian Peninsula to create the country of Saudi Arabia. Michael Darlow and Barbara Bray have collected the facts, assembled the myths and illuminated the mysteries of this man, pulling it all into a compelling biography titled Ibn Saud: The Desert Warrior Who Created the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The...
  • Gen. George Washington; the Original One Percenter?

    07/04/2012 7:59:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | July 4, 2012 | Salena Zito
    VENICE, Pa. -- To the 13 families living in this Western Pennsylvania village, Gen. George Washington was an arrogant, elite Virginian who dared to claim ownership of the land where they had built log cabins, grown crops and conducted their lives for nearly 15 years. To them, he was “the first true 1-percenter,” local historian Clayton Kilgore said, recalling Occupy protesters’ description of wealthy Americans. Washington represented everything they despised, according to Kilgore. “These were Scotsmen who identified with the Covenanters, those Gaelic warriors who opposed King Charles’ tax policies,” he said. “They held anything associated with government in utter...
  • Fleming: What Life Was Like in 1776

    07/04/2012 5:11:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    WSJ ^ | 7-4-12 | Thomas Fleming
    Almost every American knows the traditional story of July Fourth—the soaring idealism of the Declaration of Independence, the Continental Congress's grim pledge to defy the world's most powerful nation with their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. But what else about revolutionary America might help us feel closer to those founders in their tricornered hats, fancy waistcoats and tight knee-breeches? Those Americans, it turns out, had the highest per capita income in the civilized world of their time. They also paid the lowest taxes—and they were determined to keep it that way. By 1776, the 13 American colonies had...
  • Did James Madison Get It Wrong? (Vanity)

    07/01/2012 7:20:34 AM PDT · by dagogo redux · 27 replies
    7/1/12 | dagogo redux
    The story is told that a woman asked Benjamin Franklin - as he and the Founders left the hall where they had spent four months crafting our Constitution - what sort of government they had given the people. “A republic, if you can keep it,” was his famous reply. As something of the highpoint in my multi-year study of the founding of our once-great nation, I have especially savored the insights of two books over the past year: James Madison’s “Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787,” and William Lee Miller’s biography, “The Business of May Next: James...
  • The Act of Perfect Contrition [Catholic Caucus]

    06/30/2012 12:05:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies ^ | 24 July 1884 | Most Rev. James Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore
    The Act of Perfect Contrition  The act of contrition as it is found in the Small Catechism of the Catholic Religion by Bishop John Neumann of the Congregation of the most holy Redeemer, Fourth Bishop of Philadelphia, Imprimatur by the Most Rev. James Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore, given 24 July 1884:  "O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of Hell, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all-good and deserving of all my love. I...
  • Abolish the Secret Ballot

    06/26/2012 3:45:45 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July/August 2012 | Sara Issenburg
    For the United States’ first century, Americans elected their leaders in full view of their neighbors, gathering on courthouse steps to announce their votes orally or hand a distinctive preprinted ballot or unfolded marked paper to a clerk. Such a public process made elections ripe for bribes and threats, although the scene around American polling places never matched Australia’s, where a population of criminals and goldbugs made electoral intimidation something of a democratic pastime. To end such shenanigans, each of Australia’s colonies began shifting to a secret ballot during the 1850s, and in 1872 England followed suit. A decade and...
  • Heads Up: Freeper LS doing film, booksigning in Greenville SC Wed nite!

    06/25/2012 5:48:34 AM PDT · by LS · 16 replies
    I will be in Greenville, SC Wednesday night as part of the "Nashville Connection/Heroes Salute" activities showing "Rockin' the Wall," our film about how music helped bring down the Iron Curtain. There will be a booksigning on both sides of the film, which starts at 7:00. Also, I'll be showing in a public setting for the first time the incredible trailer of our multipart TV series, "A Patriot's History of the United States." Hope to see you all there. Further details are on the "Nashville Connection" website:
  • The Press Under A Free Government

    06/24/2012 7:39:26 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 5 replies ^ | Jan 17, 1925 | President Calvin Coolidge
    The relationship between governments and the press has always been recognized as a matter of large importance. Wherever despotism abounds, the sources of public information are the first to be brought under its control. Where ever the cause of liberty is making its way, one of its highest accomplishments is the guarantee of the freedom of the press. It has always been realized, sometimes instinctively, oftentimes expressly, that truth and freedom are inseparable. An absolutism could never rest upon any thing save a perverted and distorted view of human relationships and upon false standards set up and maintained by force....
  • Homer Circle dies at 97 --Bass fishing loses its greatest scribe

    06/24/2012 12:48:23 PM PDT · by girlangler · 8 replies
    Bassmaster ^ | June 23, 2012 | Staff
    <“Our last trip was just five days before he died,” Lau said. “We fished from 2 in the afternoon until 5, and he caught six and I caught five, which is just the way I like it.”> < I’ll then most humbly pray;>
  • Bosnian Muslims guilty of war crimes

    06/24/2012 11:09:45 AM PDT · by Milagros
    Africa NewsWire ^ | June 22, 2012
    Bosnian Muslims guilty of war crimes | Africa NewsWire AFRICANEWSWIRE.NET (June, 22 2012) A court sentenced two Bosnian Muslim brothers to six years in prison for killing two Serb civilians ...
  • Archives burst at seams with Maryland history

    06/18/2012 4:40:04 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 17, 2012 | David Hill
    ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland State Archives collection is among the largest in the country with nearly 400 years of history, including Colonial-era paintings, keepsakes of the state’s governors, and thousands of land, court and genealogy records. With all that history, the Archives has run out of space. The agency first filled its Annapolis headquarters to capacity in 2000, then leased and filled a warehouse. It leased a second warehouse and a third before brokering a deal to store some of its property at the Baltimore City Archives. All of the facilities are now full, and state archivists have been pushing...
  • Arms and the Greeks

    06/14/2012 9:13:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies ^ | August, 1999 | David Kopel
    The founders didn't conjure up the right to bear arms out of thin air. They learned its value from the founders of Western civilization. The creators of America's republican form of government did not make everything up as they went along. American political philosophy — including the right to keep and bear arms — was firmly grounded in historical experience and in the great works of philosophy from ancient Greece through 18th-century Britain. The Declaration of Independence was derived from what Thomas Jefferson called, "the elementary books of public right, as Aristotle, Cicero, Locke, Sidney, etc." What did Aristotle —...
  • Catholics Under Attack [Glenn Beck TV Commentary]

    06/13/2012 7:09:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Glenn Beck TV ^ | 4/16/12 | Glenn Beck
    Why is The Pope packing the Cardinals with conservative bishops?[The link above is on the free side of, you do NOT have to be a subscriber to hear the commentary.]
  • Presidential Election History from 1789 to 2008 [Re-elected Ones *Gain* Votes!]

    06/12/2012 12:14:11 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Procon,org ^ | 6/12/12 | SFF
    [The final call on Rush Limbaugh today referred to the history of Presidential elections and the re-election history of our Presidents. A review of this history shows the depth of the problems for Barack Hussein Obama.]The presidential candidates and their political parties, number of electoral and popular votes received, and vice presidential candidates for every election from 1789 to 2008 are listed below, in reverse chronological order. Every candidate that received either more than 100,000 popular votes or at least one electoral vote has been included.
  • Movie on Cristeros War Exposes Mexican Govt.'s Anti-Christian Campaign

    06/10/2012 12:39:05 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 34 replies
    The New American ^ | 6/8/2012 | William F. Jasper
    “¡Viva Cristo Rey!” (“Long Live Christ the King.”) That was the rallying cry for millions of Mexicans during the second and third decades of the 20th century, as revolutionary governments, modeled after the Bolshevik regime in Russia, unleashed round after round of persecution and terror throughout Mexico. For Greater Glory, the newly released epic film starring Andy Garcia and Eva Longoria, provides a stirring introduction to the “Cristero War,” or “Cristiada” (1926-1929), a heroic chapter of Mexico’s history that, until now, has been almost virtually unknown in the United States (as well as in Mexico, where the government has suppressed...
  • Islamic Genocide - mass casualties by political Islam 1915-2012

    06/07/2012 6:50:42 AM PDT · by Milagros · 5 replies
    ISLAMIC GENOCIDESome of highlighted mass casualties by (political) Islam in course of the last century, from 1915 and on (updated June, 2012) Casualties: 2,700,000 Chritians - (1915-1923) by Ottoman-Empire Muslim Turkey. 750,000 Assyrians, 500,000 Greeks and 1.5 million Armenians.[1] Nature: 1.) Ethnic cleansing.[2] 2.) Islamic Jihad.[3] Casualties: close to 27,000. In Israel between 1920-2012, at the hands of Arab/Muslims. 24,526 Israelis/Jews killed, 35,356 injured, and 1,967 Arab "Palestinians" killed by other Arab "Palestinians."[4] Nature: roots and motivation: the genocide campaign[5][6][7][8] began (mainly) in the early 1920s by the supreme Islam leader, the pan-Arab Mufti, Haj Amin al-Husseini, motivated by both:...
  • Dr Charles Leale's long-lost medical report details his treatment after Lincoln was shot

    06/05/2012 9:07:29 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies ^ | 5 June 2012 | Beth Stebner
    They were filed away and for nearly 150 years, but now researchers have found the report of the young army surgeon who was first to reach Abraham Lincoln after he was shot in the head in Ford Theatre. The 21-page report, written by Dr Charles Leale, a 23-year-old doctor just six weeks into his medical practice who happened to be 40 feet from Lincoln, details his original perceptions of the president’s fatal injuries. The historians who discovered the report in the National Archives in Washington believe it was filed, packed in a box, stored at the archives and not seen...
  • Old Vero Man Site History

    06/04/2012 6:29:20 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Old Vero Ice Age Sites Committee ^ | obtained Sunday, June 3rd, 2012 | unattributed
    In 1913 the Indian River Farms Company was dredging the Main Relief Canal in Vero Florida, in preparation to handle an expanding population. (It was not called Vero Beach until 1925.) The workers on this project kept seeing fossilized bones in the walls or banks of the freshly dredged canal. Some of these bones were presented to the state geologist, Dr E.H. Sellards. Dr. Sellards suggested that they also look for human bones during a visit to the site. In 1916 Dr Sellards, working with Frank Ayers, Isaac Wells, and others found more human bones in the strata known as...

    06/03/2012 3:50:59 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 87 replies ^ | 3 June 2012 | Peter Rowe
    Spanning hundreds of leagues and four days, June 4-7, 1942, the Battle of Midway pitted an overmatched American fleet against a Japanese armada in a desperate struggle for command of the Pacific. What unfolded more than 1,000 miles northwest of Hawaii was, British historian John Keegan maintains, “the most stunning and decisive blow in the history of naval warfare.” Saturday in San Diego, the U.S. Navy celebrated this triumph’s 70th anniversary. Aboard the retired aircraft carrier named for the battle, 1,000 guests were to hear videotaped comments from a handful of survivors. They included aviators, Marines and one plucky steward....
  • HELP me find a Victor Davis Hanson Article

    06/01/2012 9:15:40 PM PDT · by Crapgame · 17 replies
    Within the past couple of days, there was an article by Victor Davis Hanson on "Why Culture Still Matters" or something to that effect. It was a series of poignant observations about Europe in particular and our own social decay. As usual Hanson pulled no punches. I read it here on FreeRepublic and now I cannot find it. No keyword searches are bringing it up for me and it is not posted on his private papers website. Does anyone else recall the article or know where I can find it?
  • Hatfields and McCoys big draw for History (TV series draws highest ever viewers for History Channel)

    05/30/2012 5:38:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 05/30/2012 | DAVID BAUDER,
    There's nothing like a backwoods blood feud to excite television viewers on Memorial Day. The first part of the History network's miniseries "Hatfields & McCoys" was seen by 13.9 million viewers on Monday night, more than 17 million when the immediate repeat was added in, the Nielsen company said. The numbers held up for part two on Tuesday, which was watched by 13.1 million, Nielsen said. Those are huge numbers in the cable television world. No scripted series on the broadcast networks last week came close. By contrast, Fox's series finale of "House" last week reached 8.7 million people. "Hatfields...
  • The Left, the Right, and the Wrong Side of History

    05/29/2012 12:10:32 PM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 5 replies
    The New American ^ | 29 May 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    It’s always amusing when secularists speak of traditionalists being on the “wrong side of history.” We heard this recently after the vote in North Carolina upholding marriage; liberals said that the state was on the wrong side of history. Now, these people are circling around something that is absolutely true, and it's only charitable to help them understand exactly what it is. What they really mean is that traditionalists are on the wrong side of fashionable trends, and the polls on marriage certainly bear this out. But as G.K. Chesterton said, “A fallacy doesn’t cease to be a fallacy because...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: FOURTH CRUSADE, 05-25-12

    05/25/2012 8:12:42 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies ^ | 05-25-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):FOURTH CRUSADE Considered the most important of the Crusades in terms of lasting results (1202-4). The crusade was preached by Pope Innocent III. Its political effect was to conquer Constantinople, but only at the cost of embittering the Eastern Christians. They mistakenly charged the pope with responsibility for the pillage of churches and massacre of the people by the Venetian-paid crusaders' army. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Throw out the cliches

    05/24/2012 7:38:37 PM PDT · by ancientart · 2 replies
    Aberdeen American News ^ | May 24, 2012 | Art Marmorstein
    Political writing tends to be bad writing, noted George Orwell in his 1946 essay “Politics and the English Language.” Too often it's a tool for deception and obfuscation rather than clear communication. Orwell criticizes particularly those who rely on political catch phrases devised by others, throwing their minds open and “letting the ready-made phrases come crowding in.” It's an easy way of avoiding the hard work good writing demands, says Orwell. Catch phrases “will construct your sentences for you - even think your thoughts for you, to a certain extent - and at need they will perform the important service...
  • The American West, 150 Years Ago

    05/24/2012 12:32:22 PM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 34 replies ^ | May 24, 2012 | Alan Taylor
    In the 1860s and 70s, photographer Timothy O'Sullivan created some of the best-known images in American History. After covering the U.S. Civil War, (many of his photos appear in this earlier series), O'Sullivan joined a number of expeditions organized by the federal government to help document the new frontiers in the American West. The teams were comprised of soldiers, scientists, artists, and photographers, and tasked with discovering the best ways to take advantage of the region's untapped natural resources. O'Sullivan brought an amazing eye and work ethic, composing photographs that evoked the vastness of the West. He also documented the...
  • 200-year-old shipwreck found in Gulf of Mexico

    05/19/2012 3:52:18 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 28 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 19, 22012 | NA
    NEW ORLEANS – An oil company exploration crew's chance discovery of a 200-year-old shipwreck in a little-charted stretch of the Gulf of Mexico is yielding a trove of new information to scientists who say it's one of the most well-preserved old wrecks ever found in the Gulf. "When we saw it we were all just astonished because it was beautifully preserved, and by that I mean for a 200-year-old shipwreck," said Jack Irion, maritime archaeologist with the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in New Orleans. Video shows muskets and gin bottles littering the Gulf bottom, along...