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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 · 51 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...