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  • “What the Young Man Should Know” From Harper’s Magazine 1933

    07/04/2016 6:27:39 AM PDT · by vannrox · 38 replies
    The Art of manliness ^ | 1933 (reprinted October 2, 2012) | Robert Littell
    Editor’s note: An AoM reader recently wrote me a letter recommending I look up this old essay, which originally appeared in Harper’s Magazine in March 1933. I did so, and was delighted by what I found. In the piece, Robert Littell takes on a classic genre: the listing of those skills every man should know. Naturally the fun of such lists is the passionate discussion that results from men adding their two cents as to what belongs and what doesn’t, and what should have been included instead, and I’m sure Littell’s list will have you both nodding and shaking your...
  • Marine veteran banned from daughter's school after objecting to Islam lesson - may miss graduation

    02/25/2016 4:06:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/23/16 | Clemence Michallon, Joel Christie, Wills Robinson
    Marine veteran banned from his daughter's school after objecting to Islam lesson and now looks set to miss her graduation A Marine veteran who was barred from his daughter's school after objecting to a lesson about Islam wants the ban overturned in time to attend her graduation. John Wood and his wife Melissa have filed a civil rights complaint against La Plata High School in Maryland, claiming the district forced their 16-year-old daughter to take classes that promote Islam over Christianity and Judaism. The lawsuit also says Wood was barred from the school after complaining about the curriculum. Wood now...
  • Dolphins fire GM Ireland [Six years, NO IMPROVEMENT. Sound familiar?]

    01/08/2014 2:46:53 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    The Miami Dolphins have fired general manager Jeff Ireland... Ireland was elevated to the GM position in January of 2008, given full power over football operations and personnel once Bill Parcells agreed to step aside in September of 2010, then was rewarded with a multi-year contract extension the following January. Under Ireland, the Dolphins went a combined 46-50 with a wild card loss to the Baltimore Ravens following the 2008 season.
  • Teach obozo/dems a lesson by penalties from We the voters

    07/03/2012 6:22:33 AM PDT · by chrisnj · 29 replies
    Many are talking about teaching the GOP a lesson. As a fellow Freeper suggested - teach the Dems a lesson instead! 'Penalties' is the red hot topic. We the people can impose penalties on the violators of the Constitution by voting them out! So teach them a lesson by dishing out the most severe penalties - vote them out!
  • Video: What a history lesson can do for an Occupier

    05/09/2012 10:20:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    hot air ^ | 5/9/12 | Ed Morrissey
    The irony here, of course, is that the history lesson of democracy gets delivered by a former refugee from the former Soviet Union, but the history lesson doesn’t just end with the USA. One young man tried to pass an “Occupy Wall Street Journal” to two men observing the protests, and ended up gaining an education in history, politics, economics, and statecraft. Give the young Occupier credit, as Joe Schoffstall says — he was at least willing to listen. I’m not sure he was actually convinced, but he at least knew better than to keep arguing:
  • Feminist summer school: training the new generation of 'suffragettes'

    08/14/2011 2:48:23 PM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 14 replies
    (And you wonder why Britain is in trouble ....) After just one day of classes at her summer school of choice, Emily Birkenshaw had already learned a crucial lesson: how to "go floppy" when facing arrest. "You're heavier then, so you can't be carried," she said, with the genuine delight of a new recruit. The 24-year-old been practising by linking arms with her classmates and singing loudly at a pretend policeman. "It just felt really empowering," she said. "If that happened [in real life] – and I hope it wouldn't – I'd know how to do it without getting hurt."...
  • Drug Discovery Holds Lesson for FCC on Net Neutrality Regulations

    04/11/2011 5:00:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Big Government | 4/11/11 | Mike Wendy
    The other day it was announced that a well known, mega-company discovered a new way to destroy antibiotic resistant bacteria, such as MRSA. Using nanoparticle technology – which is 50,000 times smaller than a hair’s width – the company’s researchers were able to target an electrical charge on the bacteria’s surface, bursting the membrane open to bring about its demise. According to the Wall Street Journal, “if successful, [the discovery] would offer a fresh strategy against a worrisome public-health problem of possibly deadly bacteria evolving to become impervious to antibiotics.” Nearly 19,000 people in the U.S. each year die from...
  • History lesson: Why Jerry Brown is called 'Moonbeam'

    10/25/2010 12:59:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/25/10 | Lori Kozlowski
    In 1976, a Chicago newspaper columnist wrote that Jerry Brown would get "the moonbeam vote."The writer was Mike Royko, who then started referring to the then-38-year-old Brown as "Gov. Moonbeam." Royko was suggesting that Brown was attracting California's New Age crowd. Brown was a strong supporter of space exploration and many of the earliest statewide green initiatives. Yet he also gained a reputation as a fiscal conservative, refusing many perks that came with the governorship.Royko eventually retracted his statement, and in 1991 in the Chicago Tribune, he called the moniker "null, void and deceased."
  • Gadhafi gives lesson on Islam to young Italians

    08/29/2010 12:21:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/29/10 | Nicole Winfiel
    Rome -- Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi gave a lesson on Islam and copies of the Quran to a few hundred young Italian women Sunday as he arrived in Rome for his fourth visit in a year. It was the second time the Libyan leader - who travels with female bodyguards and fancies himself a self-styled feminist - had staged such an event for Italian women, who were recruited by a modeling agency and paid an undisclosed sum to attend.
  • The lesson of a Jewish cemetery

    06/17/2010 9:35:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 393+ views ^ | 6/17/10 | MARK STEYN
    Thanks to the wonders of globalization, I’m writing this in a fairly decrepit salon de thé off the rue de la Liberté in Tangiers, enjoying a coffee and a stale croissant grilled and flattened into a panini. What could be more authentically Moroccan? For some reason, the napkins are emblazoned with “Gracias por su visita.” Through a blizzard of flies, I can just about make out the plasma TV up in the corner on which Jimmy Carter, dubbed into Arabic, is denouncing Israel. Al Jazeera doesn’t so much cover the Zionist Entity as feast on it, hour after hour, without...
  • Brown takes Democrats to the School of Hard Knocks, but can they learn?

    01/19/2010 6:49:59 PM PST · by Bill Dupray · 6 replies · 391+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | January 19, 2010 | Bill Dupray
    There is no way to spin this. With his stunning victory tonight in Massachusetts, Scott Brown accomplished the unthinkable: He now sits in Ted Kennedy's old seat. The White House will blame the crappy candidate. The crappy candidate will blame the DSCC. Congressional Democrats will blame obstructionist Republicans. And some idiots will still blame Bush. But nobody on the left will admit the truth: Americans loathe their agenda.
  • Obama's French Lesson

    10/02/2009 12:36:47 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 16 replies · 949+ views ^ | 10/2/2009 | Charles Krauthammer
    "President Obama, I support the Americans' outstretched hand. But what did the international community gain from these offers of dialogue? Nothing." -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Sept. 24 WASHINGTON -- When France chides you for appeasement, you know you're scraping bottom. Just how low we've sunk was demonstrated by the Obama administration's satisfaction when Russia's president said of Iran, after meeting President Obama at the U.N., that "sanctions are seldom productive, but they are sometimes inevitable." You see? The Obama magic. Engagement works. Russia is on board. Except that, as The Washington Post inconveniently pointed out, President Dmitry Medvedev said...
  • Hamas Vocabulary Lesson: Many Ways to Say 'Slaughter the Jews'

    09/26/2009 9:50:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 400+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 9/26/09 | Nissan Ratzlav-Katz
    ( A recent children's television program broadcast from Gaza teaches Muslim Arab children several different vocabulary words for "slaughtering" the Jews in the Land of Israel. The theme is hardly new for the Hamas-run station. Al-Aqsa TV broadcasts a children's program called "Tomorrow's Pioneers" featuring a live child actor and an adult actor dressed in an animal costume. The current "animal" co-host is Nassur the Bear, introduced earlier this year, who follows in the footsteps of Nahoul the Bee, Assoud the Rabbit, and Farfour, who was a Mickey Mouse lookalike. Themes promoted by all the characters include Islamic triumphalism, anti-Semitism,...
  • Derivative markets . . .an understandable explanation

    04/07/2009 9:46:31 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 6 replies · 959+ views
    Via Email | 04/07/09 | Unknown
    Derivative markets . . .an understandable explanation: Heidi is the proprietor of a bar in Detroit . In order to increase sales, she decides to allow her loyal customers, most of whom are unemployed alcoholics, to drink now but pay later. She keeps track of the drinks consumed on a ledger (thereby granting the customers loans). Word gets around about Heidi's "drink now pay later" marketing strategy and as a result, increasing numbers of customers flood into Heidi's bar and soon she has the largest sales volume for any bar in Detroit. By providing her customers' freedom from immediate payment...
  • Natasha's lesson saves Ohio girl

    03/26/2009 2:10:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 1,925+ views
    CNN ^ | 3/26/09 | Elizabeth Cohen
    (CNN) -- Connie and Donald McCracken were watching CNN one evening last week when they learned of the tragic death of actress Natasha Richardson from a head injury. Immediately, their minds turned to their 7-year-old daughter, Morgan, who was upstairs getting ready for bed. An injured Morgan McCracken has benefited from awareness after Natasha Richardson's death. 1 of 2 Two days earlier, Morgan, her father, and brother had been playing baseball in the yard of their Mentor, Ohio, home when her father hit a line drive that landed just above Morgan's left temple. A lump formed, but the McCrackens iced
  • '08 turnout same as or only slightly higher than '04 (did Repubs stay home?)

    03/01/2009 8:36:29 AM PST · by Krusty · 26 replies · 919+ views
    Compared to 2004, Republican turnout declined by 1.3 percentage points to 28.7 percent, while Democratic turnout increased by 2.6 points from 28.7 percent in 2004 to 31.3 percent in 2008.
  • Face of Defense: Army Sniper Finds Lesson in Injury, Recovery

    12/03/2008 9:36:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 372+ views
    Face of Defence | Samantha L. Quigley
    NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2008 – Army Sgt. Joel Dulashanti is, in his own words, “pretty much fully recovered” now, but the road to recovery was neither short nor easy. It did, however, provide him with a life lesson. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, the Army's vice chief of staff, presents a flag flown over Ground Zero in New York City to Army Sgt. Joel Dulashanti after a brief ceremony at the site for a group of wounded veterans. The ceremony was part of a United Service Organizations-Microsoft "Salute to Our Troops" weekend, Nov. 8, 2008. DoD photo by Samantha...
  • Bill Clinton: I Learned a Lesson

    02/08/2008 11:13:08 AM PST · by jdm · 34 replies · 55+ views
    AP via Washington Post ^ | Feb. 08, 2008 | Staff
    ~EXCERPT~ WASHINGTON -- Former President Clinton says he's learned a valuable lesson from the dustup over his remarks on the campaign trail _ he can promote his wife's presidential candidacy, but he's not free to defend her. Clinton also said that everything he said in South Carolina about Illinois Sen. Barack Obama was "factually accurate," but a lot that has been said about what he said is "factually inaccurate." "I think the mistake that I made is to think that I was a spouse like any other spouse who could defend his candidate," Clinton said, referring to his wife, New...
  • Lots of Conservative Silver Linings

    11/10/2006 7:24:07 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies · 1,573+ views
    The Loft ^ | November 8, 2006 | Chuck Muth
    ELECTION POST-MORTEM While most Republicans woke up this morning lamenting Armageddon Tuesday, some of us didn?t lose any sleep over the election results. Happy at the prospect of two years with Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi running Congress? Hardly. But there are a lot of silver linings behind these otherwise dark clouds? * The single, most important lesson here: Democrats didn?t win; Republicans lost. And they didn?t just lose; they were routed. Voters didn?t reward Democrats, they punished Republicans. Badly. This wasn?t the country saying it wanted to go further Left; it was the country saying Republicans had already taken...
  • Man, 68, Teaches Teen Robbers a Lesson

    10/23/2006 10:32:54 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 1,295+ views
    Forbes | AP ^ | 10/23/06
    Two robbers who thought they had an easy mark in a 68-year-old Omaha man were surprised on Sunday. Police said Earnest Coleman was sitting in his car outside an Omaha grocery store when a young man jumped into the passenger seat with a gun and demanded Coleman's money. Coleman responded by grabbing the robber and his gun, and exchanging blows. A second robber came to Coleman's window and hit the elderly man, police said. Undeterred, Coleman pulled that man into the car and began to hit him, too. The two robbers then ran away - without Coleman's money and without...
  • Lib/Dem/Soc/Commies -- You’ve Forgotten the Lessons of 9/11

    09/10/2006 10:10:18 AM PDT · by DocFarmer · 20 replies · 1,377+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 09/11/2006 | Doc Farmer
    Lib/Dem/Soc/Commies -- You've Forgotten The Lessons Of 9/11 Written by Doc Farmer Monday, September 11, 2006 Author's Note: This is a request to most of my conservative, patriotic readers. Please don't read it with yourself in mind. Instead, send it along to every lib/dem/soc/commie discussion board, mailing list or group you can find. Send it to every lib/dem/soc/commie media outlet. Call every lib/dem/soc/commie talk show with it. This message is for them, and it's high time they heard it. Five years. It's not that long a time, when you consider the history of our nation. It's a mere blink of...
  • Miko's death a lesson in police dogs' merits

    06/02/2006 7:46:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 41 replies · 462+ views
    Miko was special. The police canine could sniff out drugs as easily as run down a perp. And probably most appropriately, Miko died Saturday night doing his job, just inches away from nabbing a man police say was a carjacker before the dog fell about 30 feet from an overpass. It was a routine traffic stop, Officer Gary Schad said Thursday, speaking publicly for the first time about the events leading to Miko's death. Schad released Miko when the man bolted from what was until then a routine traffic stop. After an extensive search, the man was not found. "There...
  • CA: Families let children skip school for lesson in protest

    05/02/2006 9:03:17 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 629+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/2/06 | Tim Molloy - ap
    Twelve-year-old Alejandra Martinez missed school Monday, but that doesn't mean she didn't learn. Her parents, Rafael and Ruby Martinez, took their three daughters and 4-year-old son to the immigrants' rights demonstration that took over downtown Los Angeles to show them the power of peaceful protest. "I learned when people stick up for each other good things can happen," Alejandra Martinez said. Ruby Martinez, a 33-year-old third grade teacher, said she was supposed to write sick notes for her daughters but refused because they weren't sick. "We all come from an immigrant family," said Ruby Martinez, a U.S. citizen born in...
  • Free speech lesson in Danish cartoon case

    02/28/2006 5:19:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 22 replies · 625+ views
    My parents were born in Denmark — Jutland, to be exact, the peninsula of that tiny kingdom that links Denmark to Germany. The Danish name is Jylland, and Jylland Posten is the newspaper that published the offensive cartoons last September. It’s a national newspaper with its home base in Denmark’s more rural countryside. Having lived in Denmark for a number of years prior to retiring to Sierra Vista, I came to know my heritage fairly well and what to expect in Danish newspapers. I’m exceedingly proud to be an American, but I am equally proud of my Danish background. Yes,...
  • A History lesson: LAUS DEO

    02/11/2006 2:18:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 494+ views
    email | Feb 11, 2006 | email
    Subject: A history lesson: LAUS DEO LAUS DEO: A little history lesson you may enjoy. I thought that you and others may like to see this. One detail that is not mentioned, in DC, is that there can never be a building of greater height than the Washington Monument. With all the uproar about removing the ten commandments, etc... This is worth a moment or two of your time. I was not aware of this historical information. On the aluminum cap, atop the Washington Monument in Washington, DC, are displayed two words: Laus Deo. No one can see these words....
  • The Mirage That Is Derailing The Rebuilding Of New Orleans (history lesson)

    01/02/2006 11:13:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies · 1,307+ views
    History News Network ^ | 1/02/06 | Ari Kelman
    The Mirage that Is Derailing the Rebuilding of New Orleans By Ari Kelman 1-02-06 Mr. Kalman, the author of A River and Its City: The Nature of Landscape in New Orleans, teaches history at the University of California, Davis. The flood was voracious; it swallowed whole neighborhoods, ending hundreds of lives. But the battered levees have been repaired. They again stand between New Orleans and catastrophe, holding the Mississippi and Lake Pontchartrain in check. The antique drainage system, too, is back online. Any water that falls in the city, every drop of rain or tear shed, ultimately flows through canals...
  • Quantico Students Get Current Events, History Lesson

    12/14/2005 6:31:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 407+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 14, 2005 | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2005 – Elementary school students at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., got a combined current events and history lesson Dec. 13 from the wife of Vice President Dick Cheney. Lynne Cheney spoke to students at W.W. Burrows Elementary School about the election taking place in Iraq on Dec. 15. "What's happening is that the people in Iraq are going to vote for, what is in essence, their Congress, their national assembly," Cheney said. "It's a turning point, one of those things that when you're a grown-up, you will look in your history books and you will see...
  • Have you been there and done that? -

    10/19/2005 8:10:37 AM PDT · by vannrox · 14 replies · 1,183+ views
    Machine Design ^ | 7-21-2005 | Ronald Khol, Editor
    A relative of mine, immediately after graduating from college, went to work for a bank. Even though he had a university degree, he was assigned the job of repossessing cars. We kidded him a lot about that. He eventually ended up a vice president, but his entry into the banking industry was about as low as you can get, and we never let him forget it. In similar fashion, the Enterprise car-rental firm goes to college campuses to recruit management trainees, but among the first jobs these trainees handle is washing and cleaning cars coming off rental. When I moved...
  • Americans Need Civics Lesson (Result of "Poll")

    08/08/2005 8:56:19 AM PDT · by agenda_express · 12 replies · 625+ views ^ | 08/08/05 | AP
    CHICAGO -- How well do you know your civics? A survey by a lawyers group suggests many Americans could use a refresher. The American Bar Association poll finds many adults struggle to identify the branches of government -- legislative, executive and judicial -- and have trouble explaining separation of powers. One in five incorrectly said the three branches were Republican, Democrat and independent. Sixteen percent thought the three were local, state and federal. While eight in 10 people said separation of powers is important, fewer than half, when given four choices, correctly picked that "Congress, the president and the federal...
  • War Game Gives Washington A Lesson In Power

    06/03/2005 5:57:19 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 610+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-4-2005 | Alec Russell
    War game gives Washington a lesson in power By Alec Russell in Rhode Island (Filed: 04/06/2005) The mood in the White House situation room was gloomy. Iran had nuclear weapons; the Chinese had turned North Korea into a de facto colony; and Brazil was getting uppity and refusing to take America's side. And still the world's lone superpower was barely reacting. Peter Sellers in the cold war satire Dr Strangelove "We are perceived as losing prestige, as not taking the lead,'' a US aide said. "Not,'' she added thoughtfully, "that we didn't get whacked around earlier for being a bully.''...
  • A lesson for Minnesota from the Old Gray Lady

    04/26/2005 6:40:15 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 4 replies · 587+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 4-26-05 | mark yost
    After reading Sunday's New York Times, my first inclination was to call 9-1-1 and ask police to put St. Paul's Mac-Groveland and Crocus Hill neighborhoods, as well as Minneapolis' uberliberal Uptown enclave, on suicide watch. I was particularly worried about Heather Martens and the other folks over at Citizens for a Safer Minnesota, the local adjunct for the mathematically challenged Million Moms. The "paper of record" ran what must have been a painful front-page story for readers and staff alike. The Old Gray Lady admitted what many of us have known all along: Sen. Dianne Feinstein's assault-weapon ban had little...

    04/13/2005 12:46:21 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 31 replies · 1,714+ views (via e-mail) | Unknown | Col. James Moschgat, 12th Operations Group Commander
    William "Bill" Crawford certainly was an unimpressive figure, one you could easily overlook during a hectic day at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Mr. Crawford, as most of us referred to him back in the late 1970s, was our squadron janitor. While we cadets busied ourselves preparing for academic exams, athletic events, Saturday morning parades and room inspections, or never-ending leadership classes, Bill quietly moved about the squadron mopping and buffing floors, emptying trash cans, cleaning toilets, or just tidying up the mess 100 college-age kids can leave in a dormitory. Sadly, and for many years, few of us gave...
  • ZOT! The Civics Lesson: A Language Arts/ Social Science Project

    12/27/2004 12:59:08 PM PST · by thecivicslesson · 182 replies · 2,115+ views
    The purpose of this lesson is to satisfy the California State Language Arts Standards for use of electronic and internet sources, reading comprehension, writing, and analysis of public debate; and Social Science Standards for democracy in action, the American political process, and participation in public debate.
  • Clueless Democrats Over "Values"

    11/06/2004 6:55:18 PM PST · by pennieannie · 8 replies · 337+ views
    The Democrats say that they were surprised by the importance placed on values in the recent election. They totally ignored a recent lesson earlier in the year...the attendance record set for the movie "The Passion".
  • Lessons of the Election Stare Dems in the Face

    11/03/2004 8:47:17 PM PST · by Greg the Republican · 23 replies · 866+ views
    The lesson of the election is that liberalism loses and conservatism wins. That's obvious. But the other question Democrats have been asking themselves is how do they win? They have to turn to moderates. The proof? Colorado.
  • How To Win Minimum Wage Argument (Free Lesson From The Limbaugh Institute)

    03/03/2004 7:41:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 795+ views
    Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 3/03/04 | The Maha
    How To Win Minimum Wage Argument March 3, 2004 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Fifteen years of service to humanity behind the Golden EIB Microphone, and yet these issues keep coming up. They keep needing to be explained, because there are people that keep tuning in, not just on this program, but getting interested in these issues, who instinctively, because they're very compassionate, think instinctively, raising the minimum wage, why, who's opposed to that? Why would anybody be opposed to raising the minimum wage? Why, you can't even live on it, why not raise it? And that's why it's an easy sell,...
  • JFK, take a tax-cut lesson from ... JFK

    02/05/2004 9:36:44 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 143+ views
    OC Register ^ | 2/5/04 | Op/Ed
    <p>Although the Democratic nomination process is not yet over, on Tuesday Sen. John F. Kerry built a commanding lead. The Massachusetts Democrat won victories in five of seven states. Former Gen. Wesley Clark won Oklahoma and Sen. John Edwards, D-North Carolina, won his native state of South Carolina.</p>
  • A lesson for Californians

    12/01/2003 7:08:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 136+ views
    Long Beach Press Telegram ^ | 12/1/03 | Opinion
    If anyone should learn from the recall election, it is voters. Just about the time we think state legislators have found a constructive lesson in California's recall election, they prove us wrong again. Take, for example, a recent display of petty tyranny. Petty tyrants, according to Carlos Castaneda, come in three subcategories: pinches tiranos, pinches tiranitos, and pinches tiranitos chiquititos (the teeny weeny kind). We'll leave it to you to judge the category befitting behavior in last week's special session. Members of both political parties qualify, as columnist Jill Stewart makes clear (on the Comment page). The Republicans started it...
  • The Law Code of Hammurabi. (Complete Translation)

    08/27/2002 7:51:44 AM PDT · by vannrox · 25 replies · 754+ views
    The Yale School of Law. ^ | ~3000BC translated 1996. FR Post 8-26-02 | Translated by L. W. King
    The Avalon Project at Yale Law School The Code of Hammurabi Translated by L. W. King When Anu the Sublime, King of the Anunaki, and Bel, the lord of Heaven and earth, who decreed the fate of the land, assigned to Marduk, the over-ruling son of Ea, God of righteousness, dominion over earthly man, and made him great among the Igigi, they called Babylon by his illustrious name, made it great on earth, and founded an everlasting kingdom in it, whose foundations are laid so solidly as those of heaven and earth; then Anu and Bel called by name me,...
  • The New History Of These United States

    07/18/2002 5:46:23 PM PDT · by KLT · 52 replies · 607+ views
    BSNN.NET ^ | 7-11-02 | Ian Wolff BSNN.NET
    [NOTE: This historical work in progress was made possible by the combined efforts and contributions of American high school students from all across this vast and wonderful land of ours. I offer it here, as a testament and, moreover, as written evidence to the fact that our future rests in the rock-solid hands of a well-educated and remarkably diverse youth. That said, I hereby highly recommend that those of you, who in recent years have joined the ranks of the American educational system's bashers, read the following document and become, as I have, reinvigorated with a newfound level of confidence...
  • Some Islamic History

    06/13/2002 2:18:23 PM PDT · by vannrox · 10 replies · 6,251+ views
    From Chapter 4, The Wrath of Allah ^ | FR Post 06-13-02 | by Robert E. Burns
    index.htmlReturn to "Left Shoe News" Some Islamic History (From Chapter 4, The Wrath of Allah by Robert E. Burns) aCaliph UmarbCaliph AlicThe Barbary CoastdTurkey, The Armenianse Asia Minorf CyprusgThe SudanhIdi AminiMauritaniajIran, The BahaikYasser ArafatlEgypt, the CoptsmWahhab, Saudi ArabianAssad, HamaoThe Hezbollah, LebanonpIndiaqBangladeshrPakistansKashmirtSalman RushdieuMalaysiavSuharto, The killings in Indonesiaw West Papuax East Timor  CALIPH OMAR I Umar ibn al-Khattab was one of Muhammad's fathers-in-law. He was a stern man and tended to over-react. Once when the Prophet was displeased with his wives, Umar offered to cut off the head of his daughter, Hafsah, and lay it at the Prophet's feet.1At the first report of the Prophet's death, Umar...
  • What We've Learned From Anaconda

    03/22/2002 7:18:45 AM PST · by vannrox · 1 replies · 275+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, March 21, 2002 | By Melana Zyla Vickers
    <p>A common refrain from young GIs returning from Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan has been that this was their first time in combat.</p> <p>Yet they weren't the only first-timers in the field — at least three new ways of war have emerged over the course of the conflict as well.</p>