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  • April 1928 - Strolling Down The Atlantic City Boardwalk, NJ (real sound)

    10/21/2018 11:48:17 AM PDT · by NRx · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10-20-2018 | Guy Jones
    Old sound film of the Atlantic City Boardwalk in New Jersey, USA, taken April 1928. Since the Movietone process started in late 1927, this is some of the earliest sound footage ever made. It has a very unique perspective of the cameraman 'walking' through the boardwalk (maybe mounted to the front of a rickshaw?) The sound is rough and muffled but this is great time travel.
  • Sundown at Coffin Rock

    10/21/2018 12:39:07 PM PDT · by super7man · 8 replies
    The Blue Press ^ | Unk. | Mark Pixler (editor)
    The old man walked slowly through the dry, fallen leaves of autumn, his practiced eye automatically choosing the bare and stony places in the trail for his feet. There was scarcely a sound as he passed, though his left knee was stiff with scar tissue. He grunted occasionally as the tight sinews pulled. Damn chainsaw, he thought. Behind him, the boy shuffled along, trying to imitate his grandfather, but unable to mimic the silent motion that the old man had learned during countless winter days upon this wooded mountain in pursuit of game. He's fifteen years old, the old man...
  • Trafalgar Day: history, videos of reenactments and background explanations

    10/21/2018 8:41:08 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 13 replies
    Vaviper.blogspot.com ^ | 10/18/2018 | HarpyGoddess
    October 21 is Trafalgar Day, the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar and the death of England's greatest naval hero, Admiral Horatio Nelson, on 21 October 1805. Fought off the southwest coast of Spain, Trafalgar was the greatest naval victory of the Napoleonic wars and essentially destroyed the sea power of France in a single engagement. Nelson and the British fleet had been blockading the French and Spanish fleet under Villeneuve in Cadiz after pursuing it to the Caribbean and back. When Villeneuve finally emerged to give battle, Nelson, depending on the superior seamanship and fighting skill of his "band...
  • Oklahoma’s Choctaw horses connect to Mississippi [Spanish Explorer's Horses Descendants]

    10/16/2018 11:31:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 10/16/2018 | By JANET McCONNAUGHEY
    <p>POPLARVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Six foals sired by a cream-colored stallion called DeSoto scamper across a pasture in southwest Mississippi — the first new blood in a century for a line of horses brought to America by Spanish conquistadors and bred by Choctaw Indians who were later forced out of their ancestral homelands.</p>
  • Video of Los Angeles 1940s - LA Noire?

    10/14/2018 1:02:31 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 34 replies
    Someone recently posted a link to a YouTube video of film from 1940s Los Angeles - it was a night time drive through the city, in color, featuring music from the composers who did the soundtrack to LA Noire. I've tried my best to find this again - even bookmarked what I thought was the video, but it's not. Does anyone recall this and have a link?
  • 'Curse of the Worst Family Name' Lives On

    10/10/2018 7:44:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    newser.com ^ | 10/9/18 | Arden Dier
    Hitler became Hiller, then Stuart-Houston. The name changes allowed Adolf Hitler's last living descendants on his father's side to keep a quiet life in New York... Sons of Hitler's UK-born nephew William Patrick Hitler—who reportedly received a tongue-lashing from his uncle for interviews with the press before joining the US Navy... eldest brother Alexander Stuart-Houston, who lives about 45 minutes away from his siblings, answered his door. Commenting on what Bild calls "the curse of the worst family name in world history," the 68-year-old said one of the three brothers was engaged to a Jewish woman, but she ended up...
  • They Shall Not Grow Old...

    10/09/2018 6:30:54 PM PDT · by Kriggerel · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/09/2018 | BBC
    Silent film footage from World War One has been painstakingly restored for a new documentary by Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson. The archive footage has been combined with original interviews with soldiers who fought in the war.
  • Stop Apologizing for Our History

    10/09/2018 6:56:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/09/2018 | Ben Shapiro
    Today’s ill-informed critics of Churchill would be speaking German if he had not led the fight against Hitler. This week, former astronaut Scott Kelly got himself into hot water with the political Left. How? In an attempt to lament the Republican celebration over the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Kelly tweeted, “One of the greatest leaders of modern times, Winston Churchill said, ‘in victory, magnanimity.’ I guess those days are over.”This tweet was a problem. Not because it was too conciliatory toward Republicans. Because it quoted Winston Churchill.Indeed, Kelly soon apologized to his left-leaning fan base,...
  • No Columbus Day in Columbus, Ohio: What the city is doing instead

    10/08/2018 9:29:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | October 8, 2018
    The largest city named for Christopher Columbus has called off its observance of the divisive holiday that honors the explorer, making a savvy move to tie the switch to a politically safe demographic: veterans. Ohio's capital city, population 860,000, will be open for business Monday after observing Columbus Day probably "for as long as it had been in existence," said Robin Davis, a spokeswoman for Democratic Mayor Andrew Ginther. City offices will close instead on Veterans Day, which falls on Nov. 12 this year. Native Americans and allied groups have long used Columbus Day to elevate issues of concern to...
  • U.S. Senate Says Stalin 'Committed Genocide' In Famine-Hit Ukraine

    10/06/2018 7:16:42 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 34 replies
    RFE/RL ^ | Oct 2018 | Mark Najarian
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate has adopted a resolution recognizing that Soviet dictator Josef Stalin committed genocide against the Ukrainian people in the early 1930s, when millions died in a horrific famine known as the Holodomor. The office of Republican Senator Rob Portman, who sponsored the bill, did not immediately get back to RFE/RL for comment. Asked for comment, the State Department referred to a 2017 statement that described the Holodomor as "one of the most atrocious acts of the 20th century. The "simple resolution" passed on October 3 commemorates the 85th anniversary of the famine of 1932-33. The Senate...
  • Half of Russian Youth Say They’re Unaware of Stalinist Repressions – Poll

    10/05/2018 9:17:14 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Oct 5, 2018 | Reuters
    Nearly half of Russian youth say they have never heard of Stalin-era purges, according to a new state-sponsored survey. Conservative estimates say nearly 700,000 Soviet citizens were killed in the ‘Great Terror’ under Stalin’s rule in 1937-38. Contemporary attitudes to Stalin as a historical figure are divided in Russia, with President Vladimir Putin having said that attempts to demonize the Soviet leader were a ploy to attack Russia. Forty-seven percent of Russian respondents aged 18-24 told the VTsIOM pollster that they were hearing about Stalin-era repressions for the first time, according to the results of a survey published on Friday.
  • 1-in-3 pass ‘US Citizenship test,’ just 19% for Americans 45 and younger [Sample Test Linked]

    10/04/2018 1:42:13 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/03/2018 | Paul Bedard
    Just a third of Americans can pass a multiple choice "U.S. Citizenship Test," fumbling over such simple questions as the cause of the Cold War or naming just one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for. And of Americans 45 and younger, the passing rate is a tiny 19 percent, according to a survey done for the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Worse: The actual test only requires that 60 percent of the answers be correct. In the survey, just 36 percent passed.
  • Are We Doomed To Repeat History?

    09/30/2018 1:39:32 PM PDT · by UScbass · 16 replies
    Self | 9-30-18 | Self
    For those who know that "ignoring history dooms us to repeat it", I am reminded about stories that my Ukrainian dad used to tell me, with tears in his eyes, when I was young, on the train rides from CT to NY to visit his immigrant family. My dad immigrated/escaped in 1916 and today's events, though not exactly like those he relayed, are eerily similar in scope; are we doomed to repeat the history of about a century ago?
  • Once Kavanaugh seated on the SOTUS, Democrats will have cloud hanging over them, not Kavanaugh

    09/29/2018 10:09:52 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 54 replies
    News | 29 September 2018 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    What the mainstream media says matters little or not at all. Kavanaugh is going to be seated and the "cloud" hanging over anyone the despotic dems try to claim is going to be there is going to be hanging over them, for all of the evil they have tried to perpetrate on this nation. It is going to be hanging over them in the halls of Congress. It will be hanging over them from the Executive branch. It will most certainly be hanging over them in the chambers of the Supreme Court (especially after Ginsberg dies a thousand deaths of...
  • Lindsey Graham Just Changed the Course of History

    09/28/2018 4:38:44 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 67 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) He said, she said, Lindsey said. Game over. – I’ve said this several times over the last year, ever since John McCain took ill and was forced to pretty much remove himself from the scene in the nation’s capital, but it bears repeating here: It is absolutely amazing just how great Lindsey Graham has become now that he is free from the pernicious influence of John McCain. It is not an overstatement to say that Lindsey Graham changed the course of history yesterday. Not an overstatement at all. Up to the point...
  • The Purpose of Exile

    09/22/2018 4:42:31 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 3 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | September 22, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    The Purpose of Exile By Philip Cottraux Assyria. The terror of the ancient world is still infamous for their extreme brutality. When the Assyrians would conquer a city, they were known to have “child fires,” lining up the city’s children and forcing the parents to watch while they burned them en masse. They would flay survivors of defeated armies alive and adorn the walls of Nineveh with the skins. Inside, the streets were decorated with “head pyramids,” large piles of decapitated heads of conquered people. Lines of dismembered limbs were strewn from building to building, adorning the city like gruesome...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: Will Texas prevent us from recognizing the heroes of the Alamo?

    09/11/2018 3:18:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 11, 2018 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    Generations of Texans have rightly drawn inspiration and strength from the heroes of the Alamo – the brave men who fought to the death to defend the battle-scarred mission in San Antonio in 1836 in the fight for Texas’ independence from Mexico. These freedom fighters are a symbol of valor for all Americans. It is bizarre, then, that an advisory group recommended to the Texas Board of Education that it remove the words “all the heroic defenders” from the state’s social studies curriculum describing the men who gave their lives at the Alamo. The Board of Education was holding a...
  • Lewis and Clark (virtual) bike ride across America: Daniel Boone's stomping grounds

    09/11/2018 3:27:25 PM PDT · by fugazi · 4 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Sept. 11, 2018 | Chris Carter
    [Note: This is part two of a multi-part series covering my (virtual) bike ride across America, following in the footsteps of the Lewis and Clark expedition. For part one, click here.]Capt. William Clark, along with a crew of about 40 “robust (Young Backwoodsmen of Character) helthy hardy young men” (as Clark writes in his journal), left Camp Dubois on May 14, 1804 and reached St. Charles two days later. The Corps of Discovery spent the next six days in St. Charles while they waited for Capt. Meriwether Lewis to wrap up some last-minute expedition business in St. Louis. In those...
  • The Hazing of New Employees – A Lost Tradition

    09/10/2018 4:40:11 AM PDT · by vannrox · 68 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 10SEP18 | Editorial staff
    Up until the 1980’s, the “hazing” of new employees was a time-honored tradition. Here, the new employees would be given the crappiest jobs, told to do the hardest things, and treated horribly. This all seemed to disappear in the middle 1980’s. This article is dedicated to all those older workers who had to endure the “hazing” period and what it was like… Introduction Today, little remains of the old days of Hazing. You can see it on College campuses and universities when people “rush” to join a sorority or a fraternity. That’s about it. The hazing during High School has...
  • Top YouTube Historians, Led By ‘The Great War’ Host, Are Teaming Up To Recap World War II...

    09/08/2018 9:11:11 PM PDT · by Charles Martel · 38 replies
    tubefilter.com ^ | December 18, 2017 | Sam Gutelle
    Full title: Top YouTube Historians, Led By ‘The Great War’ Host, Are Teaming Up To Recap World War II, Day By Day **** Since 2014, historian Indy Neidell has hosted weekly episodes of The Great War, a web series that recaps World War I by discussing in real time the events that happened 100 years ago. At the show’s current point, the United States has joined the war and its preparing to send its manpower to the Western Front. By the end of next year (spoiler alert), the war will reach its conclusion, and Neidell will have to find a...