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  • 72 Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation In Boston

    06/23/2016 5:03:52 PM PDT · by vannrox · 60 replies
    zero hedge ^ | Jun 20, 2016 1:33 PM | Tyler Durden
    It could never happen here, right? Boston – National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a Para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw. Speaking after the clash, the Massachusetts Governor declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement. The Governor blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the...
  • What The Confederate Stranger and A Small Town in Maine Can Teach Us About Human Decency

    06/21/2016 8:34:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    In 1862, a man named Lt. Charles H. Colley of Gray, ME was killed during the Battle of Cedar Mountain. When his grieving family opened up the casket that was supposed to contain their son, they were stunned to discover that a fully uniformed Confederate soldier had been shipped to them instead. Having no way to identify the soldier, and also lacking the means to ship him back to Virginia, Lt. Colley's family decided to bury him in Gray Village Cemetery alongside the Union soldiers who had been killed in the war. They figured that this unknown Confederate's family would...
  • Lord’s Judgment Will Not Be Delayed Forever - A Meditation on the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel

    06/21/2016 6:40:56 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-20-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Lord’s Judgment Will Not Be Delayed Forever – A Meditation on the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel Msgr. Charles Pope • June 20, 2016 • This post is a kind of follow-on from yesterday’s post as we read the stories of wickedness in ancient Israel and what God did about it.The first reading from Monday’s Mass (of the 12th week of the year) describes a crucial, crushing moment in the history of ancient Israel: the loss of the Northern Kingdom and the destruction and deportation of what came to be called the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel.Shalmaneser, king...
  • Obama Administration Has History of Scrubbing Allah from Transcripts - Breitbart

    06/20/2016 7:05:27 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 25 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 20, 2016 | by Aaron Klein
    http://bit.ly/28KQBJo
  • A River in Egypt: Denying the Undeniable (Brilliant! The reality of Islam)

    06/16/2016 2:05:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 16, 2016 | Fr. George Rutler
    Mark Twain would have understood the protest of Yogi Berra: “Most of the things I said I didn’t say.” To Twain, with no evidence, is attributed: “Denial is not just a river in Egypt.” The source of the quotation is debated as is the source of the Nile, but the meaning is as valid as the river is wet. Denial is the typical first stage of learning that one is dying, and that applies to our culture. It certainly is so of Christian culture in many places, sometimes the result of lassitude as in Europe and harshly so in...
  • The Vendee Massacre: Europe's forgotten Shoah

    06/15/2016 4:51:27 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 36 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Mainestategop
    An awesome documentary on the Vendee uprising and the massacre of catholics in France in the French Revolution The Vendee is a taboo in France. It is nearly forgotten but thankfully isn't. In 1793, after the execution of Louis XVI, Catholic Farmers in the Vendee region of France revolted against the newly formed godless republic headed by Robbspierre. The response by the newly created republic was monstrous. Over Half a milllion people, men women children and elderly were put to death by the government for opposing it and for promoting Catholic faith. Very few acknowledged its existence, John Paul II...
  • A Short History of Islam

    06/15/2016 8:22:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/15/16 | Jim O'Neill
    Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.—George Santayana (1863-1952) Question: What do all the following statements have in common? Charles “The Hammer” Martel defeated the Moors as they advanced toward Paris in 732 AD.
  • Let's not jump to conclusions about Orlando

    06/14/2016 2:05:40 PM PDT · by chuckles · 59 replies
    vanity | 06-14-2016 | chuckles
    I just wanted to stop and take a breath here before the media hand feeds us a meme that will live forever in people's minds. The initial attack in Orlando brought several meme's out of the woodwork but what stuck initially was the shooters name was Arab so bing, bang, boom, there's the answer. I agree Islam is from the devil and deserves much scrutiny for any philosophy that condones killing women, homosexuals, Christians, all infidels, and of course other Muslims that don't think just like you do. And of course, the automatic gun control effort rears it's ugly head...
  • Perplexity At The Roaring And Tossing Of The Sea

    06/14/2016 12:18:06 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 8 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 6/14/2016 | Gary
    In the Gospel of Luke, one of the major signs Jesus mentions as preceding His return (aside from earthquakes, wars, and signs in the heavens) is that "nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea" (Luke 21:25).  I think that all of these record breaking hurricanes and cyclones over the past few years may play a part in the fulfillment of this prophecy.  Just in the last decade or so we've seen the most powerful, costliest, and unique cyclones on record.  In addition there was the massive December 2004 tsunami in the Indian...
  • The Secret History of Superdelegates

    06/13/2016 11:33:45 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Moyers & Company ^ | Branko Marcetic
    Just 712 Democratic officials will decide whether Clinton or Sanders wins the nomination. Documents show that's what the party planned all along. This post originally appeared at In These Times. Since its launch, a specter has haunted Bernie Sanders’ run for the Democratic nomination. It’s not his age, though at 74 he would be the oldest president in American history. And it’s not that he’s an avowed socialist, the label that a mere eight years ago was used to smear Barack Obama as a sinister, alien threat to the American way of life. Rather, it has been the so-called superdelegates...
  • Farewell to John Margolies, who glorified the diners and motels of roadside America

    06/09/2016 5:08:47 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 31 replies
    http://www.latimes.com/ ^ | 8/8/16 | Christopher Reynolds
    Travelers, let us now raise a glass--or perhaps a curvy old Coca-Cola bottle, freshly pried from a vintage service station fridge--to John Margolies, author, photographer, lecturer, road-trip royalty. Before Margolies came along, there was a little less love in this country for drive-through doughnuts and neon sombreros. But Margolies, 76, who died of pneumonia on May 26 in New York, spent most of his adult life seeking, snapping and celebrating the commercial imagery of America’s Main Streets and blue highways. His books, including ”Roadside America,” “Home Away From Home” and “Pump and Circumstance,” delve lovingly into an America of neon...
  • Historic Night? Donald Trump first major party nominee born in Queens, New York?!

    06/08/2016 6:40:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
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    Someone help me out, I may be wrong, but why isn't the media APPLAUDING the history-making night?! Seems to me that Donald Trump is the VERY FIRST MAJOR PARTY NOMINEE who was born in Queens New York!!
  • Rice promises Israel 'largest military aid package in history'

    06/08/2016 3:28:38 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/6/16 | Elad Benari
    Despite her comments opposing “settlements”, U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice promised Israel that the new military aid agreement between the two countries that is currently being negotiated will constitute “the single largest military assistance package — with any country — in American history,” Haaretz reported Tuesday. The comments came during Rice’s address on Monday to the American Jewish Committee Global Forum in Washington. She said the new decade-long aid package, which is expected to provide Israel somewhere between $37.5 billion and $40 billion over the life of the pact, will “constitute a significant increase in support,” providing funding to...
  • 72nd D-Day Anniversary: All Who Serve Are a Part of the Greatest Generation

    06/06/2016 5:50:36 AM PDT · by milton23 · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/5/2016 | James Carafano
    Stop your average American on the street and ask them “what happened on June 6?” Surprisingly—a few might recall that on a dreary morning while the low-tide lapped lazily on the rocky coast of Normandy, France, brave men in battle armor no thicker than a khaki shirt grimly headed toward Hitler’s Atlantic wall. There is nothing special to mark the 72nd anniversary of the D-Day invasion during World War II. Nothing special—other than the men themselves. That 18-year-old struggling up the steep bluffs of Omaha Beach while tracer rounds flashed overhead would be 90 years old now, eyes flickering still...
  • A Pure Miracle

    06/06/2016 4:40:45 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 12 replies
    Indiana University Press ^ | 06-12-1944 | Ernie Pyle
    NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 12, 1944 – Due to a last-minute alteration in the arrangements, I didn’t arrive on the beachhead until the morning after D-day, after our first wave of assault troops had hit the shore. By the time we got here the beaches had been taken and the fighting had moved a couple of miles inland. All that remained on the beach was some sniping and artillery fire, and the occasional startling blast of a mine geysering brown sand into the air. That plus a gigantic and pitiful litter of wreckage along miles of shoreline. Submerged tanks and overturned...
  • The Horrible Waste of War

    06/06/2016 4:39:03 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 14 replies
    Indiana Univerity Press ^ | 06-16-1944 | Erine Pyle
    NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 16, 1944 – I took a walk along the historic coast of Normandy in the country of France. It was a lovely day for strolling along the seashore. Men were sleeping on the sand, some of them sleeping forever. Men were floating in the water, but they didn’t know they were in the water, for they were dead. The water was full of squishy little jellyfish about the size of your hand. Millions of them. In the center each of them had a green design exactly like a four-leaf clover. The good-luck emblem. Sure. Hell yes. I...
  • A Long Thin Line of Personal Anguish

    06/06/2016 4:37:33 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 7 replies
    NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 17, 1944 – In the preceding column we told about the D-day wreckage among our machines of war that were expended in taking one of the Normandy beaches. But there is another and more human litter. It extends in a thin little line, just like a high-water mark, for miles along the beach. This is the strewn personal gear, gear that will never be needed again, of those who fought and died to give us our entrance into Europe. Here in a jumbled row for mile on mile are soldiers’ packs. Here are socks and shoe polish,...
  • Welcome To Dystopia

    06/03/2016 1:03:36 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 2 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 6/3/2016 | Gary
    The mantra of progressivism over the past century has been the unstoppable 'progression' of human society, government, and technology towards a supposed utopian future free from war, disease, and poverty - a future where humans are masters of their own universe, unshackled from anything and everything holding us back and united as citizens of the world. Yet no "progressive" (be they communist, socialist, technocrat, or humanist) stops to ask if this is a possible or even worthwhile goal.  No one of that political persuasion questions whether their philosophical outlook is the right one to have nor why it is justifiable...
  • The Lost City of Cambodia

    06/02/2016 6:44:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Smithsonian ^ | April 2016 | Joshua Hammer
    Jean-Baptiste Chevance senses that we’re closing in on our target. Paused in a jungle clearing in northwestern Cambodia, the French archaeologist studies his GPS and mops the sweat from his forehead with a bandanna. The temperature is pushing 95, and the equatorial sun beats down through the forest canopy. For two hours, Chevance, known to everyone as JB, has been leading me, along with a two-man Cambodian research team, on a grueling trek. We’ve ripped our arms and faces on six-foot shrubs studded with thorns, been savaged by red biting ants, and stumbled over vines that stretch at ankle height...
  • One Man Can Make a Difference

    06/02/2016 3:56:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    If you ever get discouraged about your ability to effect change in a world where one person may not appear to count for much, consider the story of James Oglethorpe. The Georgia Colony of Britain was established by King George to settle the land between the southern border of South Carolina and Spanish Florida "for the settling of the poor persons of London." There were three goals in establishing the colony: to give the deserving poor a chance, to bring trade and wealth to the Crown and to defend the Carolinas from the Spanish. King George named Oglethorpe, the third...
  • The Myths of American Slavery

    06/01/2016 2:20:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 1, 2016 | Michael Kimmitt
    As construction of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture progresses toward its September opening, Museum Director Lonnie Bunch joined CBS “60 Minutes”’ Scott Pelley on a visit to Mozambique in search of a ship that carried hundreds of African slaves to the bottom of the Indian Ocean when it foundered 220 years ago. “The story of slavery is everybody's story,” Bunch explained to Pelley. “It is the story about how we're all shaped by, regardless of race, regardless of how long we've been in this country. We hope that we can be a factor to both...
  • Golden Opportunity: Don't Lose Your History to the Grave

    05/27/2016 7:08:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2016 | Marvin Olasky
    The weeks between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are also the time for high-school and college graduations, which often involve visits from grandparents. That makes this a time for generations to get together so they don’t make the mistake I made. Here’s my error: From the time I turned an arrogant 13, my father and I didn’t talk much. Looking back now, it seems unbelievable that when I flew from Texas to Massachusetts in 1984 to visit my parents for a week as he was dying of cancer, we didn’t talk for more than minutes about anything important, and I...
  • SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS: 11 Eclipses On Days Of Biblical Significance

    05/25/2016 11:01:12 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 18 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 5/24/16 | Gary
    Everyone talks about the four consecutive "blood moons," but they were part of a larger story: 11 eclipses falling on Jewish holy days.  Jesus said there would "be signs in the sun, moon, and stars" (Luke 21:25). 1. April 15th, 2014: the first "blood moon," a total lunar eclipse, on the Feast of Passover 2. October 8th, 2014: the second "blood moon," a total lunar eclipse, on the Feast of Tabernacles 3. March 20th, 2015: a total solar eclipse on Nisan 1, the biblical New Year 4. April 4th, 2015: the third "blood moon," a total lunar eclipse, on the...
  • A (not so) Brief History of the Gun

    05/23/2016 5:36:01 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 13 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 5/23/16 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    As debates about guns and gun rights in America rage, truly to understand the gun, one needs to look at its history. The story of the gun is a fascinating and riveting look not only at history, but science, business, politics, justice, and morality as well. Throw in a great deal of ingenuity, a good deal of heroism, and a small dose of romance, and the story of the gun is the world’s greatest tale of human invention.
  • Space Impact 'Saved Christianity'

    06/25/2003 8:26:22 PM PDT · by Davea · 33 replies · 99+ views
    BBC | 06/25/03
    Space impact 'saved Christianity' By Dr David Whitehouse BBC News Online science editor Did a meteor over central Italy in AD 312 change the course of Roman and Christian history? About the size of a football field: The impact crater left behind A team of geologists believes it has found the incoming space rock's impact crater, and dating suggests its formation coincided with the celestial vision said to have converted a future Roman emperor to Christianity. It was just before a decisive battle for control of Rome and the empire that Constantine saw a blazing light cross the sky and...
  • It was 1979 (not 2003) that Unleashed Political Islam

    05/20/2016 7:59:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/20/2016 | Manda Zand Ervin
    It has become the fact in American political talking points, even Mr. Trump insists that what is going on in the Middle East today is the result of the President Bush’s 2003 policy in Iraq that opened the doors to chaos and the creation of ISIS. No one, however, is going back to search for the root causes of the events in today’s complicated and problematic Middle East. The facts are, notwithstanding the forever continuing Palestinian/Israeli war, that the Middle East was kept relatively peaceful and political Islam and its terrorism was kept under control in a secular Iran until...
  • Winston Churchill's Doctor's Note Allowing Him to Drink "Unlimited" Alcohol in Prohibition America

    05/18/2016 4:54:22 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 24 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 05/17/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    Winston Churchill arrived in the United States for a long (40 stop) lecture tour in December of 1931, and shortly after his arrival was struck by a car while crossing the street. A cab carried him off to Lenox Hill Hospital where he was treated for a deep gash to the head, a fractured nose, fractured ribs, and severe shock. He spent two weeks in the hospital, where he also developed pleurisy. Six weeks after the accident, he resumed an reduced 14-stop version of the tour, despite his fears that he would prove unfit. Dr. Otto Pickhardt, Lenox Hill’s admitting...
  • "A nation without public virtue...betrayed by their own representatives...

    05/17/2016 7:22:10 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 9 replies
    The First Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, being appointed by George Washington, was also President of the American Bible Society. Who was he? John Jay, who died MAY 17, 1829. As President of the Continental Congress, John Jay approved the "Circular Letter from the Congress of the United States of America to their Constituents," September 13, 1779: "Friends and Fellow Citizens... In governments raised on the generous principles of equal liberty... the rulers of the state are the servants of the people, and not the masters of those from whom they derive authority... ...The ungrateful despotism and inordinate...
  • Washington and Hamilton – The Alliance That Formed America

    05/15/2016 2:47:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2016 | Christoper N, Malagisi
    In a gripping new look at the important relationship between American founders George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, Stephen F. Knott and Tony Williams – authors of the new book Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance That Formed America, tell the story below of the American founding, which would not have been possible without this grand alliance.  While many historians focus on the friendship and alliance of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, Washington and Hamilton reminds us why America would truly not be the prosperous country it is today without this special alliance.Congratulations Stephen & Tony on the paperback release of your new book: Washington and...
  • Top 20 Signs Of The Rapture And Second Coming Of Christ

    05/13/2016 1:46:18 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 44 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 5/12/16 | Gary
    In this author's humble opinion these are the 20 clearest signs that the end of the age is quite literally imminent: 1. In a technical sense the Gospel has now been preached to every nation on earth in fulfillment of Mark 13:10.  Some scholars argue that we must interpret the Greek word for "nation" strictly as an individual ethnic group, but even if that is the correct interpretation, this prophecy was likely fulfilled sometime toward the end of the 20th century or the beginning of this century.  There are certainly still several isolated tribes where the Gospel has not been...
  • One-In-Four New Children Murdered... 56 MILLION Per Year

    05/12/2016 2:32:59 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 10 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 5/12/16 | Gary
    A new study reveals that one-fourth of unborn children around the world are murdered - a staggering 56 million children per year.  The study reveals that the number is actually significantly higher than previously thought. From the BBC: One in four pregnancies ends in an abortion each year, global estimates from the World Health Organization and Guttmacher Institute suggest. The report in the Lancet said 56m induced abortions take place annually - higher than previously thought. Researchers acknowledge rates have improved in many rich countries but warn this masks no change in poorer areas over the past 15 years. Experts...
  • The Ten 'Lost' Tribes Of Israel Were Never Actually Lost

    05/12/2016 2:26:54 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 25 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 5/9/16 | Gary
    Of all the dozens and dozens of signs pointing to the imminent return of Christ, two clearly stand above the rest: 1. In a technical sense the Gospel has now been preached to every nation on earth in fulfillment of Mark 13:10.  Some scholars argue that we must interpret the Greek word for "nation" strictly as an individual ethnic group, but even if that is the correct interpretation, this prophecy was likely fulfilled sometime toward the end of the 20th century or the beginning of this century.  There are certainly still several isolated tribes where the Gospel has not been preached,...
  • A 1500-Year-Old Underground Byzantine Church Is Found in Turkey

    05/11/2016 1:59:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Aletelial ^ | May 11, 2016 | Daniel Esparza
    Last February, archaeologists unearthed a unique rock-carved underground church in Nevsehir, in the central Turkish region of Cappadocia. The church was decorated with never before seen frescoes depicting Jesus’ Ascension, the Final Judgement, Jesus feeding the multitudes, and portraits of saints and prophets.The discovery, made during excavations and cleaning operations in an underground city recently uncovered as part of an urban project in Nevsehir, is located within a castle that might date back to the fifth century. Authorities expect it will make Cappadocia an even more important pilgrimage center for Orthodox Christians. Semih İstanbulluoğlu, the archaeologist who heads the works for...
  • Mysterious Braided Hair May Belong to Medieval Saint - See more at:

    05/10/2016 8:41:51 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    Live Science ^ | 05/04/2016 | Tom Metcalfe,
    A braided head of hair found buried beneath a medieval abbey in England has given up some of its secrets, thanks to a scientist's curiosity about the relic, which he first saw when he was a schoolboy. Jamie Cameron, an archaeological research assistant at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, first visited Romsey Abbey, near the city of Southampton, on a school field trip when he was 7 years old. Cameron said he became curious about the abbey's display of a brightly colored and braided head of hair, which had been found in a lead casket buried beneath...
  • What phrases commonly used today are derived from obsolete technologies?

    05/05/2016 5:03:45 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 159 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 05/04/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    "Hang up the phone." comes from one specific kind of land-line phone that had a kind of hook you'd hang the handset from when you were done. Doing so would pull down the hook that was connected to a switch inside the phone that would disconnect the line. And lots of nautical stuff: Groggy - In 1740, British Admiral Vernon (whose nickname was "Old Grogram" for the cloak of grogram which he wore) ordered that the sailors' daily ration of rum be diluted with water. The men called the mixture "grog". A sailor who drank too much grog was "groggy"....
  • Pa. bill would require students to know American history, civics

    05/03/2016 6:24:37 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 26 replies
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Two state lawmakers have introduced legislation that would require Pennsylvania’s high school students to have a basic understanding of American history and civics before graduating. House Bill 1858 would require that students pass a test on 100 basic facts from the United States Citizenship Civics Test, the test all immigrants must pass when applying for U.S. citizenship.
  • The Return To Nimrod

    05/03/2016 8:58:18 AM PDT · by inpajamas · 4 replies
    Rantz and Reckonings ^ | 05/03/2016 | R.A. Sprinkle
    When the people turn to man as the answer rather than God, failure and bondage will always be the outcome. It is the process we see in motion with Obama who has a pharaoh complex, and it will continue when Obama is gone regardless of whether we have a Democrat or Republican president if salvation is looked for from the greatness of a man. We have been given a historic example of this phenomenon in the story of Nimrod and the Tower of Babel. Nimrod (meaning: rebel, or, let us rebel) was the first renown tower builder who united the...
  • Medieval Doodles Of A 7-Year Old Boy Hints At The ‘Universality’ Of Daydreaming

    05/02/2016 4:24:27 PM PDT · by Sawdring · 34 replies
    Realm Of History ^ | APRIL 30, 2016 | DATTATREYA MANDAL
    Novgorod or Veliky Novgorod, is one of the major historical cities of Russia, and it started out as a trading station for the Varangians who traveled from the Baltic region to Constantinople by (possibly) late 10th century AD. But as it turns out, this historically significant settlement of northern Russia is also home to around thousand personal ‘tomes’ that are inscribed on bark of birch trees and are almost preserved in perfect condition. In fact, historians hypothesize that there are 20,000 similar specimens still waiting to be salvaged from the conducive anaerobic clay soil layers of the city environs. And...
  • The Secret History of Tiger Woods

    04/25/2016 6:38:06 AM PDT · by Baynative · 55 replies
    ESPN.go ^ | April 2016 | Wright Thompson
    Docking in a luxury marina is about the only place to catch a random glimpse of Tiger, who moves through the world in a cocoon of his own creation. When he bought his plane, he blocked the tail number from tracking websites: It ends in QS, the standard code for NetJets. Many athletes, by contrast, have some sort of vanity registration, and some even have custom paint jobs; Michael Jordan's plane is detailed in North Carolina blue, and his tail number is N236MJ -- the "6" is for his titles. Jack Nicklaus flies around in N1JN nicknamed Air Bear. Sitting...
  • Obama: This is the most peaceful era in human history

    04/25/2016 6:36:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    inn ^ | 4/22/16 | Shlomo Pyotrkovsky
    US President Barack Obama said on Monday at a trade fair in Hannover, Germany, that this is the most "peaceful and prosperous era in human history." Obama's comments came during a visit to Germany where he met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and called for Europe and NATO to do more to fight the brutal Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization that has sprung up on his watch, committing mass rapes, beheadings, and genocide. But according to the president, there's never been a better time for the world, and if someone had to choose a time in history to be born,...
  • It's Oliver Cromwell's birthday - here's his speech throwing out the corrupt Parliament

    04/25/2016 5:53:08 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 22 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 04/25/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money. Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my...
  • 17th-century dress belonging to English noblewoman found on Dutch island

    04/24/2016 6:11:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 24, 2016
    A 17th-century silk dress reportedly belonging to someone on the royal court of an English queen was found buried in sand on a Dutch island. The Dutch News reported Thursday the dress belonged to someone who was on the royal court of English Queen Henrietta Maria. The queen was apparently traveling on a secret mission in the Wadden Sea when one of her baggage ships sank. According to paper, the queen’s trip to the Dutch Republic was to deliver her 11-year-old daughter to the court of William II, Prince of Orange – whom the girl married a year before the...
  • Happy Earth Day! Here's the story of the co-founder who killed then composted his girlfriend

    04/22/2016 10:37:46 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 13 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 04/22/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    Ira Einhorn was on stage hosting the first Earth Day event at the Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on April 22, 1970. Seven years later, police raided his closet and found the "composted" body of his ex-girlfriend inside a trunk.
  • Director posits proof of biblical Exodus

    04/14/2006 5:58:16 AM PDT · by timsbella · 157 replies · 3,529+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 14 April 2006 | Michael Posner
    A provocative $4-million documentary by Toronto filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici claims to have found archeological evidence verifying the story of the biblical Exodus from Egypt, 3,500 years ago. Religious Jews consider the biblical account incontrovertible — the foundation story of the creation of the nation of Israel. Indeed, they celebrated the Exodus Wednesday night and last night with the annual Passover recitation of the Haggadah. But among scholars, the question of if and when Moses led an estimated two million Israelite slaves out of pharaonic Egypt, miraculously crossed the Red Sea ahead of the pursuing Egyptian army and received the Ten...
  • Confederate emblem removed at U.S. Capitol (State flags!)

    04/21/2016 2:55:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    USA Today | April 21, 2016 | Deborah Barfield Berry
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/04/21/confederate-flag-removed-us-capitol-tunnel/83337106/
  • Falsehoods and Feel-Good Myths About the Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman

    04/20/2016 10:18:38 AM PDT · by golux · 33 replies
    By making explicit or implicit connections between the Underground Railroad and Tubman's trips, and by depicting Tubman as an Underground Railroad superstar, the textbooks imply that the paramount purpose of the Underground Railroad was to launch slave-stealing expeditions. That is false. The Underground Railroad was not in the business of staging raids, and Tubman's excursions were idiosyncrasies at best. (...) The salient points that occur again and again in the textbooks' accounts of Tubman -- such as the claim that she made nineteen trips to liberate slaves, and the claim that slave-owners put a huge price on her head --...
  • Our ignorant kids don’t know how history got us to where we are today. Here’s a remedy

    04/19/2016 10:37:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 15, 2016 | Sharon Kehnemui
    Can you answer the following questions? Who fought in the Peloponnesian War? Who taught Plato, and whom did Plato teach? Who was Saul of Tarsus? Why does the Magna Carta matter? What are one or two of the arguments made in Federalist 10? Hard questions, right? Maybe not. Maybe you learned some or all of the answers in school, or you knew them at one time, but have now forgotten the details. Or perhaps you are devoted to a few events that you have internalized and helped form you into the person you are today. But knowing the answers in...
  • T'was the 18th of April in 75: The midnight ride of William Dawes, Samuel Prescott, and Paul Revere

    04/18/2016 9:15:34 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 28 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 04/18/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    Paul Revere gets all of the credit, but he never actually finished that famous ride, and in fact warned the British that the Americans were coming. William Dawes and Samuel Prescott were left out of the poem and subsequently most elementary history books: it was actually Samuel Prescott who completed the midnight ride.
  • "When you run in debt; you give to another power over your liberty."-Franklin

    04/17/2016 5:29:35 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 17 replies
    ...In his Poor Richard's Almanac, May 1757, Ben Franklin wrote: "Work as if you were to live 100 years; pray as if you were to die tomorrow." Benjamin Franklin cited the Spanish Empire's downfall in The Way to Wealth, 1758: "If you would be wealthy, says he...think of saving as well as of getting: the Indies have not made Spain rich, because her outgoes are greater than her incomes." Franklin expounded the dangers of debt in The Way to Wealth, 1758: "God gives all things to industry. Then plough deep, while sluggards sleep, and you shall have corn to sell...
  • A Dangerous Man (Interesting And Very Long Article)

    04/15/2016 4:31:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 18, 2016 | Geoffrey Norman
    Andrew Jackson was a killer presidentWhen he was 13, but more man than boy, Andrew Jackson got his first taste of war, helping his mother tend to the casualties after the Battle of Waxhaws. The May 1780 battle became, in legend, a massacre of defenseless colonials by British redcoats under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton. Continentals who attempted to surrender were run through and slashed by the men under Tarleton, who was everything that Jackson was not. An aristocrat cavalryman and a fop, Tarleton eventually went back to England and became a member of Parliament and a general,...