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  • June 28 is the anniversary of both the event that started and the treaty that ended World War One

    06/28/2017 6:52:03 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 4 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 06/27/2017 | Harpygoddess
    June 28 is the anniversary of two days that might be said to mark the beginning and end of the First World War. It's the centennial of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife - heirs to the Austrian throne - by Serbian radical Gavrilo Princip on June 28, 1914, the proximate cause of the beginning of the war. On the same date in 1919, five years later, the peace treaty that ended the war was signed in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. In the interim, ten million died, twice that number were wounded, and...
  • What's The Hubbub All About (Reasons Why The End Of The Age Is Upon Us)

    06/27/2017 8:29:58 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 7 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 6/26/2017 | Greg
    Intro Of late many of us have been enthralled with the heavily reported Revelation 12 sign.  As the day nears and the conversations with friends and family grow more pointed and urgent the need for recap and introduction becomes more important.  We intend to have more Left Behind letters on Unsealed, but here is a good primer. There is much in prophecy, in the precision of creation and the precision of the Word that screams that God is who He says He is.  This blog is just a very light sparing overview of a few highlights.  I have provided...
  • Sweet song by Al Capone being sold at auction

    06/24/2017 9:39:45 AM PDT · by bgill · 5 replies
    keyetv ^ | June 24, 2017 | AP
    Artifacts connected to some of the nation's most notorious gangsters are being auctioned this weekend. A handwritten musical composition by Al Capone, a letter written by John Gotti, and jewelry that belonged to Bonnie and Clyde are among the items up for bid Saturday in the "Gangsters, Outlaws and Lawmen" auction in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by Boston-based RR Auction. The musical piece entitled "Humoresque" shows Capone's softer side. Written when Capone was in Alcatraz in the 1930s, it contains the lines: "You thrill and fill this heart of mine, with gladness like a soothing symphony, over the air, you gently float,...
  • Why We Are Afraid, A 1400 Year Secret

    06/21/2017 5:18:01 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 28 replies
    Center for the Study of Political Islam ^ | Dec 9, 2012 | Bill Warner
    There are two critical questions for our age: • What is the true nature of Islam? • Why are we afraid to know about it? This talk ties together the rise of Islam, the annihilation of classical civilization, the Dark Ages, the Islamic Golden Age, the doctrine of jihad and the psychology of the Western mind as analogous to the abused wife, all based on two large sets of data. The idea is the result of 10 years of research and it took 6 months to prepare the content and the graphics. For your viewing pleasure: Why We Are Afraid...
  • North Texas Teen Racing Against Time to Interview War Heroes

    06/17/2017 5:24:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Jun 17, 2017 | Larry Collins
    We are losing World War II veterans at an alarming rate. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, an average of more than 370 World War II veterans die every day. But, 17-year-old Andy Fancher is dedicated to keeping their legacy alive and he's racing against life's clock to tell their stories. "I would see this man just sitting in his wheelchair with no one to talk to," Fancher recalled. He was only 12-years-old when he met that gentleman, and it was then that he realized someone had to record the story of those veterans. He decided to use his...
  • The Tan Books: Modern Wars Are a Nightmare for the Army's Official Historians

    06/14/2017 3:13:05 PM PDT · by GreyFriar · 14 replies
    Atlantic Magazine ^ | June 14, 2017 | Adin Dorbkin
    The researchers compiling the U.S. Army’s accounts of Iraq and Afghanistan have an unprecedented—and overwhelming—volume of material to work through. When Major Spencer Williams was ordered to “shut down shop and move out” of Afghanistan in 2005, he closed his final message from the field as he always did—quoting a long-dead historian. “Plant yourself not in Europe but in Iraq; it will become evident that half of the roads of the Old World lead to Aleppo, and half to Bagram.” Williams made up one-third of the U.S. Army’s historical field staff in Afghanistan—a team directed to cover the breadth of...
  • A Closer Look at Genesis 3-4

    06/14/2017 12:04:05 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 7 replies
    Unsealed World News ^ | 6/14/17 | Jeff E.
             It's Sunday morning and a throng of churchgoers file into the biggest building on the block. The stadium-style seating in the sanctuary surrounds an elevated stage, indicating a culture accustomed to entertainment and a hands-off approach to the preaching and teaching of God's word. No pulpit or Bible is in sight...only a stool and a large video screen.          The fliers had already been sent out into the neighborhood, and today the church is starting yet another topical sermon series—this time on marriage and family. The praise band finishes their last song...
  • 19 Reasons The Rapture Could Be In 2017

    06/05/2017 6:44:44 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 68 replies
    Unsealed World News ^ | 6/5/2017 | Gary
    Remember Edgar Whisenant's 88 reasons Why The Rapture Will Be in 1988?  Whenever a Christian starts talking about signs and evidence for the nearness of the rapture you can be sure there is someone just aching to bring up this book as the be-all and end-all of the conversation.  "People have always tried to predict when Jesus will come back and every time they were wrong."  They have a good point and it would be foolish not to address it.  You would think that if Whisenant found 88 reasons for the rapture to occur in September 1988, and his...
  • The Lies and Misrepresentations of Reza Aslan

    06/04/2017 1:40:08 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 10 replies
    Front Page Mag. ^ | August 4, 2013 | Dr. Majid Rafizadeh
    Among the Islamists and supporters of Sharia law, there is one individual in particular who has been capable of making money by misrepresenting himself and his credentials: the tireless self-promoter, Reza Aslan. After 9/11, Reza Aslan found the environment ripe in the United States to make profits by exaggerating and fabricating his qualifications. First of all, Reza Aslan has continuously presented himself as a professor of religion. This is done in an attempt to sell his few books, which lack academic and credible references. In one of his recent interviews, Aslan claims, “I am a scholar of religions with four...
  • A mother's solace: A letter from a World War I enemy

    06/03/2017 8:30:49 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 19 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | April 2O, 2015 | Patrick OGran
    In 1922, four years after her American son was killed in action in World War I, Sallie Maxwell Bennett received a letter from Emil Merkelbach, a German officer who had fought against her son in the battle that ended his life. "You will look upon my writing, no doubt, as something unusual, and rightly so, for it is indeed not exactly usual for a former enemy of his own accord to report about his opponent in the World War. I was myself a German officer in the World War." Emil Merkelbach was the leader of a German balloon squadron stationed...
  • History Lessons for Hillary and the Anti-Trump Media

    06/03/2017 5:05:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | June 2, 2017 | Michael Reagan
    It's the election that never ends. Here it is, seven months later, and Hillary still is coming up with excuses. I've come to the conclusion that the only crime Donald Trump is guilty of is beating Queen Hillary. That's it, and the Democrat establishment and the liberal media will never forgive him for ruining their dreams. Watching Queen Hillary become so pathetic in the last several months makes me glad I voted for President Trump. She proved how pathetic she really is this week in an interview where she blamed her 2016 loss on everyone from Russian agents and Montenegrin...
  • Ted Cruz roasts Harvard history prof’s embarrassing revisionism

    06/02/2017 4:03:56 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 51 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 06/02/2017 | Chris Pandolfo
    After President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris climate accords, the reaction from liberals has been nothing short of unhinged. It was a liberal Harvard professor, though, who took the prize for single dumbest tweet. And the reaction from Harvard alum Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has us cheering. Joyce E. Chaplin, the chair of American Studies and history professor at Harvard University, tweeted that the U.S. was created by the international community through the 1783 Treaty of Paris. "The USA, created by int'l community in Treaty of Paris in 1783, betrays int'l community by withdrawing from #parisclimateagreement today "...
  • An earlier battle in the clash of civilizations - May 29, 1453: the fall of Constantinople.

    05/29/2017 6:27:34 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 14 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 05/29/2017 | Harpygoddess
    Today is the anniversary of the fall of Constantinople in 1453 to an Ottoman army under the 21-year-old Sultan Mehmet II after a siege of seven weeks. The last Byzantine emperor, Constantine XI Paliailogos, died in the final defense of the city, and the ensuing orgy of pillage and massacre brought the eastern Roman empire to a decisive end. Founded as Byzantium in the 7th century B.C. by Greek colonists from Megara, Constantinople (now Istanbul) sits at the junction of the Sea of Marmara and the Bosphorus, which leads to the Black Sea, about 15 miles to the northeast. This...
  • The 5 worst Americans In History

    05/28/2017 3:23:09 PM PDT · by blam · 114 replies ^ | 5-28-2017 | Dick Meyer
    I am a sucker for lists. A few weeks ago, sparked by reading yet another claim that Donald Trump is the most "fill in the blank" in American history, I Googled "the worst American in history." I thought there was a list for everything some where in Googleland, but there was no decent list for this. So I decided to construct a respectable ranking of the five worst Americans in history. I surveyed a group of about 30 academic and popular American historians, political scientists and law professors, asking them to nominate five figures from American history. Contemporaries were eligible,...
  • Hillary Fired for Lies, Unethical Behavior from Congressional Job: Former Boss

    05/27/2017 1:14:15 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 25, 2014 | Ed Morrissey (Hot Air)
    Dan Calabrese’s new column on Hillary Clinton’s past may bring the curtain down on her political future. Calabrese interviewed Jerry Zeifman, the man who served as chief counsel to the House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate hearings, has tried to tell the story of his former staffer’s behavior during those proceedings for years. Zeifman claims he fired Hillary for unethical behavior and that she conspired to deny Richard Nixon counsel during the hearings: As Hillary Clinton came under increasing scrutiny for her story about facing sniper fire in Bosnia, one question that arose was whether she has engaged in a...
  • Book Released!

    05/26/2017 5:54:14 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 53 replies
    Amazon ^ | 26 May 2017 | Jon Judson
    Hey everyone! A follow up to my announcement earlier this week. My book is available today on Amazon. If you like quirky, satirical, historical fiction with a bit of a western flavor, it'll make great beach reading this weekend and for the summer. I think you'll find it timely, too, as it's an allegorical tale about fake news and the gullibility of some folks to drink it up. If you want to take a look, check the link out.
  • After the Confederates, Who's Next?

    05/26/2017 5:48:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | May 26, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    On Sept. 1, 1864, Union forces under Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, victorious at Jonesborough, burned Atlanta and began the March to the Sea where Sherman's troops looted and pillaged farms and towns all along the 300-mile road to Savannah. Captured in the Confederate defeat at Jonesborough was William Martin Buchanan of Okolona, Mississippi, who was transferred by rail to the Union POW stockade at Camp Douglas, Illinois. By the standards of modernity, my great-grandfather, fighting to prevent the torching of Georgia's capital, was engaged in a criminal and immoral cause. And "Uncle Billy" Sherman was a liberator. Under President Grant,...

    05/25/2017 7:29:39 AM PDT · by Fighting Irish · 7 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | May 23, 2017 | Staff
    Poll to remove civil war monuments from Richmond's Monument Avenue ( see url for poll)
  • #SethRich COMPLETE TIMELINE - All the facts in one place

    05/24/2017 9:30:19 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 75 replies ^ | May 20, 2017 | reddit
    Facts Jan 3, 1989 Seth Conrad Rich born to parents Joel and Mary Rich in Omaha, Nebraska. Seth was 27 at time of death. •"Seth slept with an American flag over his bed." (source) •"Everyone seems to agree on Seth's fighting spirit" (source) •"He's kind of known as a goofball, but to me it was very clear to me that there was so much more. It didn't matter who you were, where you came from or where you were going. If he thought you were in trouble, he wanted to help. If you were sad he was going to make...
  • The Inconvenient Truth About the Democratic Party

    05/24/2017 4:43:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 3 replies
    Prager U via Youtube ^ | 05/22/17 | PragerU
    When you think about racial equality and civil rights, which political party comes to mind? The Republicans? Or, the Democrats? Most people would probably say the Democrats. But this answer is incorrect.