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  • Anonymous Released Bill Clinton Video

    11/20/2016 4:12:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2/11/16 | Anonymous
  • House Committee Vows to Pursue Hillary's Private Emails

    10/21/2016 8:14:59 AM PDT · by tekrat · 15 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 10/21/2016 | John Gizzi
    Rep. Lamar Smith is pushing ahead in his committee's effort to hold Hillary Clinton accountable for her private e-mail server while she was secretary of state. On Thursday, Smith, chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, announced that he is going to hold the Platte River Networks, which set up and maintained Clinton’s server, in contempt of Congress when lawmakers return to Washington following the November election. “Platte River continues to obstruct our committee’s investigation into the possible misuse security of former Secretary Clinton’s private e-mail server,” Smith told a packed press conference on Capitol Hill."
  • Unearthed: The Humble Origins Of World Diplomacy (Hittites)

    01/18/2003 2:51:58 PM PST · by blam · 41 replies · 847+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 1-19-2003 | David Keys
    Unearthed: the humble origins of world diplomacy By David Keys, Archaeology Correspondent 19 January 2003 Archaeologists have discovered evidence of an invasion of the Middle East by one of the world's first superpowers, which destroyed much of the region 33 centuries ago. Under the ruins of a 3,800-year-old royal palace in western Syria they have found part of an ancient diplomatic and administrative library, the most important archaeological discovery of its kind for more than 20 years. Accounts on clay tablets describe the region's conquest by one of the Bronze Age's superpowers, the Hittite Empire, in 1340BC. This helped to...
  • Christmas Past

    12/22/2014 8:30:24 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 16 replies
    IMGUR ^ | 12/22/2014 | Dallas59
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  • A retired cop's shocking life of drugs and crime

    09/11/2014 7:08:23 PM PDT · by Vendome · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | Phillip Messing
    Photo: Stefano Giovannini MORE ON:NYPD NYPD watchdogs confused about chokeholds NYPD cop in serious condition after responding to fire Rally on Staten Island to support police on Sept. 27 Gangsta cop says his past made him a better officer A retired police commander kept a stunning secret for more than two decades: Before joining the NYPD, he peddled crack, tried to murder a fellow drug dealer and was close pals with a notorious cop killer. Corey Pegues — who collects a $135,000 tax-free line-of-duty disability ...
  • Take A Guess – Who Am I? (Evil)

    10/21/2012 7:35:50 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    Patriots Billboard ^ | October 20, 2012 | PatriotsBillboard
    See If You Can Guess Who This Is – Most Can Not Guess And Are Very Surprised When It’s Revealed – This not NOT A GAME Audio at link
  • Per twitter Matt Boyd: Daily Caller set to run ‘explosive story’ about Obama’s past

    10/15/2012 7:42:25 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 165 replies
    Per Matthwe Boyd I have an explosive story about Barack Obama's past coming tonight.
  • Video - Obama's past, programming + proclivities (one of the best I've seen)

    09/21/2012 7:05:36 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6-16-11
    VIDEO (worth watching .. and look at the views!)
  • Obama’s Sordid High School Past

    05/10/2012 11:52:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/10/12 | Ben Shapiro
    While the Washington Post has been diligently digging into relatively innocent high school pranks by Mitt Romney, they’ve spent the last few years diligently ignoring President Obama’s far more controversial high school days. Obama, by all accounts, was a habitual drug user in high school. He tried cocaine, he admits in Dreams From My Father; he “tried drugs enthusiastically.” The Chicago Tribune reported back in 2007 that Obama thanked the “Choom Gang” in his high school yearbook; “chooming” was Hawaiian slang for smoking pot. The Honolulu Advertiser reported that Obama’s senior portrait “prominently displayed … A package of ‘Zig-Zag’ rolling...
  • A Look At Rick Santorum’s Past. He’s Finished With Conservatives

    02/15/2012 5:20:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Damage Report ^ | 2/15/12 | Greg Krajewski
    Excerpts from American Thinker by Edmund Wright: Couldn’t agree more To be sure, the only reason Santorum has gotten away with this is that no one has taken his candidacy seriously enough to bother to look. He has not been above the fray. He has been off to the side of the fray. Ironically, he has been the “look at me” candidate all along, so now perhaps it is indeed time to look at him. Be careful what you wish for, Senator. Oh My! Rick actually published a Pamphlet in his failed 2006 Campaign which tried to show Pennsylvanians how...
  • Doug Casey talks to James Turk (Video)

    11/16/2011 1:41:43 AM PST · by Razzz42 · 1 replies ^ | November 11th, 2011 | Doug Casey interviews James Turk
    Nice to listen to on many fronts.
  • Aghast From Past: Ed Schultz Producer Suggested Obama 'Put a Gun' to Heads of CEOs

    01/11/2011 3:29:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 1/11/11 | Jack Coleman
    Go figure, yet another example of allegedly non-existent rhetoric from a liberal using violent and/or gun-related imagery. Not to worry though, apparently it's only conservatives who set off left wingers when this occurs and and not the other way around. Back on Dec. 16, I wrote about a conversation between liberal radio host Ed Schultz and his producer James "Holmy" Holm, who also helps Schultz with "The Ed Show" on MSNBC. Schultz's radio listeners have grown quite familiar with Holm, who has come on the air to chat with Schultz several times a week over the last year. Let's hear...
  • Today is My 12th Anniversary on Free Republic

    12/30/2010 7:05:50 AM PST · by exit82 · 158 replies · 48+ views
    self ^ | December 30, 2010 | exit82
    Today is my 12th anniversary as a Freeper. I came across Free Republic in the summer of 1998 as a lurker, troubled by an increasingly lawless President Clinton, and what was happening to our country. I lurked for about four months, reading every day and being amazed at the group of talented and knowledgeable people on this site. When Jim Robinson put out the call for people to come to Washington, DC to attend the March for Justice Rally on October 30, 1998, I came from NJ on my own, not knowing a soul there, because someone was finally calling...
  • Mapping Congress' Growing Polarization

    11/30/2010 7:40:22 PM PST · by RockefellerRepublican · 2 replies
    Slate ^ | December 26, 2001 | Jordan Ellenberg
    Poole and Rosenthal found that the House and Senate grew steadily less polarized from around 1900 to 1980. Then something happened; polarization has been sharply increasing ever since. A statistical method is fundamentally sound only if it tells you things you already know. The DW-NOMINATE maps tell us, first of all, that throughout the last 100 years both houses of Congress have split into two grand clusters, Democrats and Republicans. Within the Democrats, the Northern and Southern members form two clusters. Sometimes the Northern and Southern Democrats meld into each other without a gap, and other times (especially in the...
  • Exclusive: Court Document Details Congressman's Past Spousal Abuse (Charlie Wilson D OH-6)

    10/13/2010 2:55:44 PM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 7 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/13/10 | Mike Flynn
    Ohio Democrat Congressman Charlie Wilson was first elected to Congress in the Democrat wave year of 2006. Prior to that, he had been a long-time member of the Ohio state legislature, first elected to the Ohio House in 1996 and the Ohio Senate in 2004. (One of his four grown sons succeeded him in the legislature and is currently an Ohio State Senator.) He was also married for 27 years to his wife, Clara. The marriage ended in divorce in 1990. BigGovernment has obtained a trial brief filed by Mrs. Clara Wilson prior to the formal divorce proceedings. The brief...
  • The Myth of Technological Progress

    08/12/2010 3:05:50 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 70 replies · 1+ views
    Taki's Magazine ^ | August 30, 2009 | Scott Locklin
    Many of you will still be alive in 50 years. It’s interesting to think about what life will be like in 50 years technologically and otherwise. Predictions are risky, especially when they’re about the future, but I believe we can make some pretty good guesses. To predict a predictable future, you need to look at the past. What was technological life like 50 years ago? 50 years ago was 1959. The world of 1959 is pretty much the same world we live in today technologically speaking. This is a vaguely horrifying fact which is little appreciated. In 1959, we had...
  • New park bridges Iraqi past to present

    06/10/2010 7:55:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 246+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Spc. Rebecca Schwab, USA
    BAGHDAD – Built by the Persians on the northeast bank of the Tigris River almost 1,500 years ago, an arch from the ancient city of Ctesiphon still stands today as an impressive monument to the talents of ancient builders. A U.S. Soldier stands in front of the Arch of Ctesiphon, built by the Persians nearly 1,500 years ago in what is now Salman Pak, Iraq, May 31, 2010. The arch used to be an important tourist attraction, and Iraqi authorities hope to revive that tourism in the coming years. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Rebecca Schwab.Considered the oldest and largest...
  • A Decade Looking Back

    06/03/2010 11:24:25 AM PDT · by worst-case scenario · 4 replies · 142+ views
    Slate ^ | May 18 2010 | William Saletan
    How will we remember the 2000s? What were the high and low points? Who were the heroes and villains? Already, our impressions and perspectives have changed. Foreign affairs, an afterthought in 2000, exploded in 2001 and dominated the decade until the economic collapse of 2008. The war in Iraq looked good in 2003, then bad in 2006, then better again in 2008. To find out how our perceptions have evolved, we'd like your help with a short interactive experiment. We've selected some notable political moments from the last decade, going back to 1999. We'd like to show you four of...
  • Public School in a Norman Rockwell World

    I was recently scanning some of my mom's old slides into digital format. She was a teacher at a public school in the 1960's. I couldn't believe some of the religious symbols in her classroom. This is my first time posting a picture, so I hope it works:
  • The past and future of the Left (Why are marxists/socialists so enamoured w/the free/stock market?)

    10/26/2009 9:24:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies · 414+ views
    Crikey ^ | 9/28/09 | Guy Rundle
    The past and future of the Leftby Guy Rundle Monday, 28 September 2009 Years ago, I remember seeing a Hinze cartoon in the study of a friend, a Left Labor activist. It showed an inner city 90s teenager — opshop clothes, funny haircut — with a placard “no third runway” about to go off to a demo. “Coming to the airport protest Dad?” she said to an aging figure hunched over a chunky 90s computer. “No thanks, I’ve got to write another article on the death of the left,” said the harried, bearded figure. It was clear that Hinze’s sympathies were with the kid,...
  • The Great Famine, 1317

    07/09/2009 4:36:09 PM PDT · by Little Bill · 15 replies · 956+ views
    Virtual Library ^ | Unk | Lynn Harry Nelson
    Lectures in Medieval History -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Great Famine (1315-1317) and the Black Death (1346-1351) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The 14th century was an era of catastrophes. Some of them man-made, such as the Hundred Years' War, the Avignon Papacy, and the Great Schism. These were caused by human beings, and we shall consider them a bit later. There were two more or less natural disasters either of which one would think would have been sufficient to throw medieval Europe into a real "Dark Ages": the Great Famine and the Black Death. Each caused millions of deaths, and each in its way demonstrated in...
  • Ghost of Freedom Past

    05/17/2009 3:30:30 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 5 replies · 608+ views
    Molly | May 17, 2009 | Molly
    The Ghost of Freedom Past I had a dream the other night, I didn't understand A figure walking through the mist, with flintlock in his hand. His clothes were torn and dirty, as he stood there by the bed, He took off his three-cornered hat, and speaking low, he said ... We fought a revolution, to secure our liberty, We wrote the Constitution, as a shield from tyranny, For future generations, this legacy we gave, In this, the land of the free and home of the brave. The freedom we secured for you, we hoped you'd always keep, But tyrants...
  • The Ultimate Web Site On Obama's Past -

    10/18/2008 5:28:16 PM PDT · by NoToBO · 24 replies · 1,095+ views
    Hey, guys. Here's everything the Media hasn't reported on Obama in one place. Check it out and pass it on.
  • Obama was a Community Organizer in New York?

    10/06/2008 5:59:21 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 99 replies · 2,737+ views
    TDBlog ^ | October 6, 2008 | texasdarlin
    Univ. of Chicago Press Release, 2002: Obama was a Community Organizer in NY Many researchers and reporters have highlighted Obama’s secrecy about his years at Columbia University in New York City. In our recent article on Obama’s friendship with William Ayers, I wrote: Now the Mainstream Media is onto this story too, and has (finally) noticed that Obama is hiding records from Columbia University, where he completed his undergraduate studies after transferring from Occidental College in California. To be more precise, it’s not just Obama’s academic files that are missing, but more curiously, the files of his life. The Wall...
  • Forgetting the Past ("one can never love a country one doesn't know")

    10/05/2008 9:53:33 PM PDT · by Lathspell · 4 replies · 336+ views
    Power Line ^ | 10/5/08
    My radio partner Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas noted an appalling instance of historical ignorance in the Minneapolis public schools, and added his thoughts on the current epidemic of amnesia: When asked what historical figure they'd most like to study this year, an astounding 22 of the 35 students in Ms. Ellingham's eighth-grade history class at Susan B. Anthony middle school in Minneapolis answered, "Yoko Ono" and/or "John Lennon." I weep for the future. The great historian David McCullough was on C-SPAN this past week, looking like a beaten man while describing the crushing level of historical ignorance among...
  • Barack Hussein Obama is Beginning to Look More and More Like A Closet Commie!

    08/27/2008 11:04:26 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 11 replies · 203+ views
    Excerpts from ^ | August 27, 2008 | Stayfree
    Barack Hussein Obama is no bambi, he learned dirty politics from the pros in Chicago's political underworld. Apparently, both Obama and Biden have ties to that famous lunatic, George Soros and his one-world view. As more and more information about Obama's own statements, his choices of activities and people with whom to associate himself after graduation from Harvard Law School, one aspect of him becomes abundantly clear...he is NO patriot of the United States of America. If he is not a patriot, then what is he...what is still unknown that is being kept hidden in his closet?The Chicago-type strong-arm tactics...
  • Animals Are 'Stuck In Time' With Little Idea Of Past Or Future, Study Suggests

    04/07/2008 2:39:16 PM PDT · by blam · 87 replies · 137+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-7-2008 | University of Western Ontario.
    Animals Are 'Stuck In Time' With Little Idea Of Past Or Future, Study SuggestsNew research indicates that rats are able to keep track of how much time has passed since they discovered a piece of cheese, be it a little or a lot of time, but they don't actually form memories of when the discovery occurred. That is, the rats can't place the memories in time. (Credit: iStockphoto/Maria Bibikova) ScienceDaily (Apr. 7, 2008) — Dog owners, who have noticed that their four-legged friend seem equally delighted to see them after five minutes away as five hours, may wonder if animals...
  • The Lowly Sweet Potato May Unlock America's Past

    03/24/2008 2:24:47 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 921+ views
    The Times Online ^ | 3-24-2008 | Norman Hammond
    From The TimesNorman Hammond, Archaeology Correspondent March 24, 2008 The lowly sweet potato may unlock America’s past How the root vegetable found it's way across the Pacific One of the enduring mysteries of world history is whether the Americas had any contact with the Old World before Columbus, apart from the brief Viking settlement in Newfoundland. Many aspects of higher civilisation in the New World, from the invention of pottery to the building of pyramids, have been ascribed to European, Asian or African voyagers, but none has stood up to scrutiny. The one convincing piece of evidence for pre-Hispanic contact...
  • Unravelling The North West’s (UK) Viking Past

    02/08/2008 2:52:36 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 430+ views
    Alpha Galileo ^ | 2-8-2008 | Molecular Biology and Evolution
    Unravelling the North West’s Viking past08 February 2008 The blood of the Vikings is still coursing through the veins of men living in the North West of England — according to a new study which has been just published. Focusing on the Wirral in Merseyside and West Lancashire the study of 100 men, whose surnames were in existence as far back as medieval times, has revealed that 50 per cent of their DNA is specifically linked to Scandinavian ancestry. The collaborative study, by The University of Nottingham, the University of Leicester and University College London, reveals that the population in...
  • 'To Old Times' - A toast to American troops, then and now

    08/23/2007 9:06:52 PM PDT · by gpapa · 7 replies · 358+ views ^ | August 24, 2007 | PEGGY NOONAN
    Once I went hot-air ballooning in Normandy. It was the summer of 1991. It was exciting to float over the beautiful French hills and the farms with crisp crops in the fields. It was dusk, and we amused ourselves calling out "Bonsoir!" to cows and people in little cars. We had been up for an hour or so when we had a problem and had to land. We looked for an open field, aimed toward it, and came down a little hard. The gondola dragged, tipped and spilled us out. A half dozen of us emerged scrambling and laughing with...
  • America Supports You: Foundation Supports Veterans Past, Present

    08/18/2007 10:29:17 AM PDT · by SandRat · 142+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2007 – Veterans health care facilities have a friend in a newly formed nonprofit organization. The Gerald T. Parks Memorial Foundation’s mission is to support veterans, past and present, by providing funds to help repair and develop military and Veterans Affairs health care facilities, one of the foundation’s chairmen said. “We have just begun our initial project,” Terri Pendleton said. “We received our (nonprofit) status on June 28. Since then, we have contacted the Dorn VA Hospital in Columbia, S.C., as well as the outpatient clinic in Rock Hill.” Both of the facilities have provided the...
  • Uniforms offer glimpse of past fort ceremonies

    07/20/2007 5:48:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 160+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — In the 1880s, a cavalry troop change-of-command ceremony on Brown Parade Field consisted of many solders on horseback. The days of horse-mounted soldiers are about gone, except for a few memorial or special units. So, it was that a small group — less than a squad — took part in the handover of the command of B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (Memorial) on the parade field Thursday. Dressed in the blue wool uniforms troopers wore in the late 1880s, at a time when the 4th Cavalry was stationed on the post, honorary Capt. Rodney T. Preuss...
  • Mitt Romney against 'Big Love'[troubled by Mormonism's polygamous past]

    05/11/2007 10:12:33 AM PDT · by bedolido · 167 replies · 1,733+ views ^ | 5-11-2007 | Stone Martindale May
    Mitt Romney is said to be troubled by Mormonism's polygamous past. No mentions however about that whole black people being directly descended from Cain thing. Brigham Young, the 2nd Prophet of the Mormon sect said: "You see some classes of the human family that are black, uncouth, uncomely, disagreeable, sad, low in their habits, wild, and seemingly without the blessings of the intelligence that is generally bestowed upon mankind. "Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African race? If the white man who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of...
  • Old Vaccine Hits TB Like A Blast From The Past

    03/12/2007 6:05:36 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 603+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 3-12-2007 | Debora MacKenzie
    Old vaccine hits TB like a blast from the past 21:00 12 March 2007 news service Debora MacKenzie A vintage BCG vaccine developed in the 1920s may be due a comeback after researchers found it offers better protection against modern tuberculosis strains than the current BCG (Bacille Calmette-Guérin). TB kills nearly two million people every year. The BCG vaccine is a live, non-pathogenic strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis – the bacterium that causes TB. It is still given in some developing countries, where meningitis caused by the bacterium is a threat to children. However, BCG has lost favour with regard...
  • Skeleton Crew Digs Up Past

    02/25/2007 9:49:23 PM PST · by blam · 26 replies · 812+ views
    Skeleton crew digs up the past The skeleton of an Anglo-Saxon lord has been recovered as the hunt for buried treasure continues at a city allotment site. The removal of the seventh Century body follows the discovery of a rare ceremonial brass bowl on the site at Palmerston Road, Woodston, Peterborough. The priceless Coptic bowl, which was made more than 1,300 years ago in the Mediterranean, has led historical experts to conclude they had discovered the grave of an extremely wealthy Anglo-Saxon – probably a prince or a powerful warlord from the ancient kingdom of Mercia. Excavation by archaeologists from...
  • Delving Deep Into Britain's Past

    10/01/2006 11:18:29 AM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 534+ views
    BBC ^ | 10-1-2006 | Paul Ricon
    Delving deep into Britain's past By Paul Rincon Science reporter, BBC News Neanderthals probably made this hand axe from Swanscombe in Kent Scientists are to begin work on the second phase of a project aimed at piecing together the history of human colonisation in Britain. Phase one of the Ancient Human Occupation of Britain project (AHOB) discovered people were here 200,000 years earlier than previously thought. Phase two has now secured funds to the tune of £1m and will run until 2010. Team members hope to find out more about Britain's earliest settlers and perhaps unearth their fossil remains. They...
  • Dhi Qar: Rich past, hopeful future

    09/18/2006 4:52:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 198+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. James Sherrill
    BAGHDAD — With all its history, Dhi Qar province in southern Iraq is looking toward the future. It’s scheduled later this month to become the second of Iraq’s 18 provinces to be transferred to provincial Iraqi control. This means Coalition security forces will pull back and let the local provincial Police and Iraqi military handle security of the province, a key step for the eventual withdrawal of Coalition forces from the country. Both Coalition officials and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki have said they hope to have all 18 of the country’s provinces under Iraqi control by the end of...
  • Ancient Bison Teeth Provide Window On Past Great Plains Climate, Vegetation

    08/08/2006 8:20:55 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 631+ views
    Newswise ^ | 8-7-2006
    Source: University of Washington Released: Mon 07-Aug-2006, 15:10 ET Ancient Bison Teeth Provide Window on Past Great Plains Climate, Vegetation Scientists have devised a way to use the fossil teeth of ancient bison as a tool to reconstruct historic climate and vegetation changes in America's breadbasket, the Great Plains.The third molar from a bison jawbone grows to 3 inches in length and has several times more surface area than a quarter. Newswise — A University of Washington researcher has devised a way to use the fossil teeth of ancient bison as a tool to reconstruct historic climate and vegetation changes...
  • Eyes on the future, past

    07/31/2006 5:44:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 236+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Sgt. Rachel Brune
    Col. Ra'ad, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division Iraqi Army commander, leads American Soldiers through one of the few excavated areas in the Hatra ruins July 14. Ra'ad, whose brother-in-law work on the site in the 1970s, gave his endorsement to a coalition iniative to build a protective fence around the 2,000-year-old site to keep out looters. Story and photo by Sgt. Rachel Brune101st Sustainment Brigade,101st Airborne Division AL HADR -- Even as he is mired in the present concerns of coordinating logistics for Q-West Base Complex, Capt. Jesse Ballenger, 153rd Field Artillery Brigade, has one eye on the future,...
  • Pennies May Soon Be a Thing of the Past

    07/02/2006 9:43:43 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 63 replies · 1,660+ views ^ | 4 3 06 | JEFF DONN
    PLYMOUTH, Mass. (July 2) - In this village settled by thrifty Pilgrims, you can still buy penny candy for a penny, but tourist Alan Ferguson doubts he'll be able to dig any 1-cent pieces out of his pockets. He rarely carries pennies because "they take up a lot of room for how much value they have." Instead, like so many other Americans, he dumps his pennies into a bucket back home in Sarasota, Fla. Pity the poor penny! It packs so little value that merry kids chuck pennies into the fountain near the candy store, just to watch them splash...
  • Ex-Soldier Fights To Make Japan Remember Its Past

    06/06/2006 5:50:07 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 703+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-7-2006 | Colin Joyce
    Ex-soldier fights to make Japan remember its past By Colin Joyce in Tokyo (Filed: 07/06/2006) Japan's amnesia over its militarist past is being challenged by a compelling documentary film which suggests that the Japanese army breached the terms of surrender in 1945 by leaving soldiers to fight on in China. The Ants, to be released next month, records the struggle of the Japanese veteran Waichi Okumura to put atrocities on record and to tell the story of the forgotten soldiers left behind in China. Now 81, Mr Okumura revisited Shanxi province where he fought, including a pilgrimage to the place...
  • William Jefferson (Democrat-La.) can find hope in past case (praying for jury blindness)

    05/27/2006 5:15:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies · 1,505+ views
    NOLA ^ | 5/26/06 | Lolis Eric Elie
    Jefferson can find hope in past caseFriday, May 26, 2006 Lolis Eric Elie "There are two sides to every story," Congressman William Jefferson said Monday. I doubt anybody would disagree with that general sentiment. But unanimity may have been lost when the New Orleans Democrat tried to apply that platitude to the specifics of his own situation. We've heard only the FBI's side, but it's pretty compelling. The feds say they have a videotape showing Jefferson accepting a $100,000 bribe. They also say most of that money ended up in Jefferson's freezer. Two of Jefferson's former associates have pleaded guilty....
  • Company spent past year helping install lines throughout Iraq (Troop Home Coming!)

    05/12/2006 7:27:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 374+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Soldiers of the 69th Signal Company returned home after nearly a year in Iraq where they put in a number of communication infrastructures. The 142 men and women of the unit — most of whom are cable dogs, individuals who install communication lines — stepped off the charter aircraft at 8 p.m. Thursday, concluding a trip from Kuwait to Arizona. Waiting for the ramp to be put up to the plane, soldiers of the 11th Signal Brigade, to which the 69th belongs, were as anxious to see their fellow soldiers get off the commercial airliner as probably...
  • Remains Of Past Emerge From The Dark - Ancient Buddhist Stupas Discovered In Bihar

    05/08/2006 2:50:38 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 702+ views
    Telegraph India ^ | 5-7-2006 | Santosh Singh
    Remains of past emerge from the dark - Ancient buddhist stupas discovered in bihar districts SANTOSH SINGH A mound discovered recently at Turki in Bihar’s Vaishali district. Telegraph picture Patna, May 7: A forgotten chapter of ancient history is emerging, slowly and silently, in Bihar with Patna’s KP Jaiswal Research Institute identifying as many as 70 Buddhist stupas, 50 of which remain buried underground. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) approved project plans to document all the stupas by September this year, said director of the institute Vijay Chaudhary. Buddhist texts indicate that when the Buddha died, he was cremated...
  • Top Ten Junk Science Stories of the Past Decade

    04/07/2006 5:02:25 PM PDT · by cougar_mccxxi · 8 replies · 1,191+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, April 06, 2006 | Steven Milloy
    My web site celebrated its 10th anniversary on April 1, 2006. To mark the event, this column spotlights 10 big junk science stories of the last 10 years. In no particular order, they are: 1. The most toxic manmade chemical? That’s what some called dioxin, a by-product of natural and industrial combustion processes and the “contaminant of concern” in the Vietnam-era defoliant known as Agent Orange. Billions of dollars have been spent studying and regulating dioxin, but debunking the scare only cost a few thousand dollars. Keying off Ben & Jerry’s claim on its ice cream packages that “there...
  • Network: Your Future

    04/07/2006 10:20:11 AM PDT · by B-Chan · 3 replies · 442+ views
    American Rhetoric ^ | 1976 | Paddy Chayevsky
    "You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no third worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multivariate, multi-national dominion of dollars. Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, Reichmarks, rins, rubles, pounds, and shekels. "It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today. That is the atomic and subatomic and galactic structure of...
  • Argentina Unearths Forgotten Past

    04/03/2006 4:54:06 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 491+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-3-2006 | Daniel Schweimler
    Argentina unearths forgotten past By Daniel Schweimler BBC News, Buenos Aires Workers renovating a plaza in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, have stumbled across a forgotten cemetery. It was used by early immigrants in the first half of the 19th Century. The bodies have rested under what today is a neighbourhood plaza It was called the dissident cemetery since it was used by the Protestant and Jewish communities who were not allowed to bury their dead in the Roman Catholic cemeteries used by the majority of the population. The find has excited experts keen to learn more about their country's...
  • Clues Lead To A Shared Past - Newly Discovered 4th-Century Ceramics Show Korean Influence

    04/03/2006 4:36:12 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 422+ views
    Daily Yomiuri ^ | 4-3-2006 | Kazuya Sekiguchi - Hiroshi Tanaka
    Clues lead to a shared past / Newly discovered 4th-century ceramics show Korean influence Kazuya Sekiguchi and Hiroshi Tanaka / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writers The recent discovery of Sueki unglazed ceramics at an archaeological site in Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, has experts rethinking the chronology of early exchanges between Japan and the Korean Peninsula. The discovery revealed that the production of Sueki wares began in Japan in the late fourth century, 20 to 30 years earlier than archaeologists had believed, indicating that people from the Korean Peninsula who produced the ceramics arrived in Japan around the same time. Horseback riding and...
  • If..Muslims..Serious About Presenting the Radiant Face of Islam They Must Acknowledge... Dark Past

    03/28/2006 2:24:57 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 19 replies · 685+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 3/29/06
    Reformist Writer Dr. Kamel Al-Najjar: "If the Muslims are Serious About Presenting the Radiant Face of Islam… They Must… Acknowledge Their Dark Past" In January 2006, the Austrian-Iraqi Association for Development held its first conference on extremism and terrorism around the world, in Vienna. The conference was attended by Arab, Muslim and European researchers, intellectuals and diplomats. In the closing statement, the participants made the following recommendations: to present the humane and rational side of Islam which calls for co-existence and acceptance of the other; to condemn all forms of violence and terrorism; to promote dialogue and cooperation among all...
  • Shaken But Not Stirred: Rock Formations Reveal Past Quakes' Size Limit (So.Calif)

    03/19/2006 8:11:22 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 560+ views
    Science News ^ | 3-18-2006 | Sid Perkins
    Shaken but Not Stirred: Rock formations reveal past quakes' size limit Sid Perkins Dozens of precariously balanced rocks in southern California tell a story just by standing there: Earthquakes that have occurred on nearby faults in recent millennia haven't exceeded magnitude 7. Researchers developing seismic-hazard maps for that and other areas are pondering how such rocky evidence might best be incorporated into their next round of updates. STILL STANDING. Analyses of this 1.3-meter-tall stone southeast of Riverside, Calif., and other precariously balanced rocks suggest that recent earthquakes on nearby faults haven't exceeded magnitude 7. J. Brune, et al. The Elsinore...