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  • Op-Ed: An Open Letter to Martin Indyk

    05/11/2014 3:15:58 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/5/14 | MK Yaakov Katz
    To the Honorable Mr. Indyk Sir: Several days ago, you appeared on the Israeli media and blamed all the current ills, including the breakup of talks between our negotiators and the Arabs among us, on the "settlement" movement and the resumption of Jewish life in Judea and Samaria. We would have you know, that from the first days of the "Return to Zion" movement", over 130 years ago, and followed by the forming of Theodore Herzl's Zionist movement, there was always – and still is – disagreement ... Some felt that it was necessary to convince the world, and perhaps...
  • The Paranormal Basis of Mormonism [The OTHER World Series]

    10/30/2013 5:23:28 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 7 replies ^ | February 1969 | Marcus Bach
    SEVERAL YEARS ago the Sons of the Pioneers, a Mormon fraternal organization permitted me to accompany them as the only nonmormon on a re-enactment of the original mormon trek from Nauvoo, Ill. to Salt Lake City. Our seven day trip was made in simulated Conestoga wagons, modern cars rigged up with rounded canvas tops and life-sized oxen carved out of plywood firmly clamped on each side of the hood. We followed the original Mormon trail which led over prairie roads and mountain passes -- 1600 miles over which the intrepid pioneers had trudged on foot, pushing their two-wheeled handcarts, defying...
  • New HISTORY CHANNEL Series 'The Men Who Built America' to Premiere Tuesday, October 16

    09/17/2012 12:23:22 PM PDT · by kingattax · 36 replies
    TV By the Numbers ^ | September 5th, 2012 | Sara Bibel
    Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan, Henry Ford. Their names are synonymous with innovation, big business and the American Dream. They built empires. They created incredible advances in technology. They changed the world. HISTORY chronicles the lives of these visionary men in THE MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA, an eight-hour event series premiering Tuesday, October 16 at 9 p.m. on HISTORY Channel. THE MEN WHO BUILT AMERICA chronicles how these five self-made men shaped the future of this country, transforming the U.S. into a global superpower in a span of just 50 years, and how they affected the...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Sally Ride, first American woman to fly in space, dies from pancreatic cancer

    07/23/2012 4:08:22 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 82 replies
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  • Do Southerners Have the Right to be Described as "Native Americans"?

    10/07/2010 8:12:40 AM PDT · by ComtedeMaistre · 272 replies · 1+ views
    10-7-2010 | comtedemaistre
    Southerners who celebrate their cultural heritage, are among the most misunderstood people in America. Italians who celebrate Colombus Day, and Irishmen who celebrate St. Patricks Day, never have to suffer the grief that Southerners who want to celebrate Robert E. Lee's Birthday have to endure. Southern identity is partly about celebrating the Anglo-Celtic culture, which is the core culture that existed in America at the time of the founding of America in 1776. It is the culture that gave us the King James Bible, Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, William Faulkner, and others. Most Southerners, both white and black, are...

    11/27/2009 6:32:51 AM PST · by freedomyes · 3 replies · 357+ views ^ | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    “In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are underwriten, by the loyall subjects of our dread soveraigne Lord, King James, by the grace of God, of Great Britaine, Franc, and Ireland king, defender of the faith, etc. “Haveing undertaken, for the glorie of God, and advancemente of the Christian faith, and honour of our king and countrie, a voyage to plant the first colonie in the Northerne parts of Virginia, doe by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God, and one another, covenant and combine our selves togeather into a civill body politick, for our...
  • Pioneers star in jail on pot charges (Arena football)

    03/25/2009 8:19:02 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 244+ views
    Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre PA) ^ | 3/25/2009 | Edward Lewis and Dave Rosengrant
    KINGSTON – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers will open their season without their star defensive end Isaac Hilton Jr., who was suspended by the team owner hours after he was arrested on drug charges. Police arrested Hilton, 28, known as “Ike,” while he was practicing with the Pioneers at the Wyoming Valley Sports Dome Tuesday morning. He was taken before District Judge Paul J. Roberts Jr. in Kingston, where he was arraigned on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, former convict not to own a firearm and two conspiracy...
  • Pioneers In Northern Circumpolar Areas

    05/24/2007 3:55:40 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 1,052+ views
    Pioneers in the Northern Circumpolar Areas 24.05.2007“Arctic Natural climate and environmental changes and human adaptation: from Science to Public Awareness” is one of Norway’s three flagship projects for the International Polar Year. Anzeige Archaeology and geology researchers from the University of Tromsř will contribute to the project together with a national team of researchers from around the country. Archaeology professor Hans Peter Blankholm is looking forward to this interdisciplinary collaboration. “I believe it’s fantastic that we, together with the geologists, can contribute to solving some of the puzzles of the past,” says Professor Blankholm. “From an archaeological stand point, we...
  • Air pioneers return to war zone (Tuskegee Airmen)

    10/25/2005 5:02:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 503+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Oct 25, 2005 | unattributed
    10/25/2005 - ABOVE IRAQ (AFPN) -- Tuskegee Airman Col. Richard Toliver (left) chats with Maj. (Dr.) Vanessa Williams as their C-17 Globemaster III makes its final approach to Balad Air Base, Iraq. Five of the original Tuskegee Airmen -- the first African-American aviators of World War II -- are visiting the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing at Balad. The unit is a descendant of the "Red Tail Angels" of the Tuskegee Airmen's 332nd Fighter Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Andra Higgs)
  • Weighing the Columbus Cargo

    10/10/2005 6:55:22 AM PDT · by Ed Hudgins · 12 replies · 792+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 10, 2005 | Edward Hudgins
    Weighing the Columbus cargo By Edward Hudgins Published October 10, 2005 -------------------------------------------------------- Many critics argue Christopher Columbus gave us a devil's bargain. In October 1492 that Italian explorer, working for Spain, opened America to his fellow Europeans. The result: We got a prosperous New World by impoverishing, enslaving and murdering the natives who were already here. But this fails to distinguish between two types of exploitation, one over other humans and the other over nature. The former should be expunged from our moral codes and civilized society, the latter is the essence of morality and civilization. Human exploitation was...
  • Cream reunion Royal Albert Hall, London

    05/03/2005 7:34:34 AM PDT · by Valin · 147 replies · 4,075+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 5/3/05 | Alexis Petridis
    The first live show for 36 years by Eric Clapton's blues/rock "power trio" may have attracted the attentions of the media, but it has had difficulty snaring anyone under 40; young people are conspicuous by their absence from the bars and foyers of the Royal Albert Hall. The atmosphere is less like a rock concert than a corporate hospitality tent at Wimbledon. Paunchy men in sports jackets clink ice in gin and tonics, and mumsy ladies fan themselves with pricey souvenir programmes. Presumably some of them were here the last time Cream played the Royal Albert Hall, squinting at the...
  • AP: San Francisco pioneers far-reaching outdoor smoking ban

    01/26/2005 8:48:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 655+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/26/05 | Lisa Leff - AP
    SAN FRANCISCO - From Union Square and the local zoo to Golden Gate Park and the grounds of the stadium where the hometown 49ers play, smokers in this tourism-driven city will soon find fewer places to indulge their habits. An expansive smoking ban approved by San Francisco supervisors Tuesday prohibits lighting up in all city-owned parks, public plazas and sports facilities except golf courses. At least 11 other California cities and a handful of jurisdictions in other states have enacted curbs on outdoor tobacco use, but anti-smoking advocates say none is as far-reaching as San Francisco's. "San Francisco has been...
  • Fighting for the Soul of America

    11/21/2004 5:23:54 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 3 replies · 522+ views ^ | November 16, 2004 | Tony Rubolotta
    There have been many contests for the soul of America, some predating the founding of the country but forming the bedrock America was built upon. Fortunately for us, ours is a legacy of builders, not adventurers. The treasures of the Aztecs and the Incas were not to be found on the North American continent, which I believe was one of the greatest fortunes of history for what would become the United States. The English colonies by and large attracted people intent on building a life, not personal fortunes. Our heritage is that of Puritans and Catholics escaping religious persecution. Our...
  • Tribute to early black leader

    12/07/2003 6:45:32 PM PST · by farmfriend · 7 replies · 348+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 7, 2003 | Molly Dugan
    <p>He was a debonair seafarer who became a business and civic leader in San Francisco, where he threw parties for high society in the 1840s.</p> <p>He led U.S. troops to secure the Presidio against Mexican forces and once served as vice consul to Mexico, becoming the first African American diplomat.</p>
  • Albion's Seed (America's Ethnic British Heritage)

    08/29/2003 6:48:29 PM PDT · by pinochet · 47 replies · 938+ views
    Oxford University Press ^ | David Hackett Fischer
    Albion's Seed (America's Ethnic British Heritage) DAVID HACKETT FISCHER This book is the first volume in a cultural history of the United States, from the earliest English settlements to our own time. It is a history of American folkways as they have changed through time, and it argues a thesis about the importance for the United States of having been British in its cultural origins. From 1629 to 1775, North America was settled by four great waves of English-speaking immigrants. The first was an exodus of Puritans from the east of England to Massachusetts (1629-1640). The second was the movement...
  • US military pioneers death ray bomb

    08/14/2003 9:53:52 AM PDT · by bedolido · 88 replies · 392+ views
    Guardian ^ | 08/14/03 | David Adam and Suzanne Goldenberg
    American military scientists are developing a weapon which kills by delivering an enormous burst of high-energy gamma rays, it is claimed today. The bomb, which produces little fallout, blurs the distinction between conventional and nuclear weapons, and experts have already warned it could spark a new arms race. The science behind the gamma ray bomb is still in its infancy, and technical problems mean it could be decades before the devices are developed. But the Pentagon is taking the project seriously. The plans are getting under way at a time when the Bush administration is seeking ways to expand its...
  • A Little Girl, a Big Stone, a Christian Boss

    06/30/2003 9:17:55 AM PDT · by yonif · 99 replies · 358+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 29 June 2003 | Tovia Singer
    She was a "settler" struggling to save her home. "If I am not for myself, who will be for me?" (Ethics of our Fathers) I froze when I saw her face. Where did that little girl find the strength to lift that heavy stone? After all, she is just a child. Where did she find the wisdom on that awful June morning to resist misguided Israeli soldiers who came to destroy her modest Jewish community? This wasn´t a creased, 60-year-old black-and-white picture of a confused child, helplessly led away in the Warsaw Ghetto. This was a different sort of photograph...
  • Settlers: Cabinet vote an "eternal disgrace"

    05/25/2003 6:00:21 PM PDT · by yonif · 12 replies · 188+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May. 25, 2003 | THE JERUSALEM POST INTERNET STAFF
    The Council of Jewish Communities in Judea, Samaria, and the Gaza Strip (also known by its Hebrew acronym as the Yesha Council), said Sunday it objected to the Cabinet's approval of the 'road map' peace plan. In a statement released Sunday evening, the council said that the Cabinet's decision "would be remembered as an eternal disgrace in the history of the State of Israel". "The decision ignores out historical rights over the Land of Israel and damages the national security interests of Israel," said the statement.
  • Congressman Billybob Sez: Those in Peril on the Sea

    02/05/2003 4:48:04 PM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 5 replies · 333+ views ^ | 5 February 2003 | Congressman Billybob (J. Armor, Esq.)
    From the Washington Politics & Policy Desk Published 2/5/2003 6:45 PM HIGHLANDS, N.C., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- This here's the 336th Report ta the Folks Back Home from the (More er Less) Honorable Billybob, cyberCongressman from Western Carolina. The main subjeck ov las week was, ov course, the loss ov the Shuttle Columbia, with all hands. So I wanna rat about it. However, ma able assistant, J. Armor, Esq., wazza student ov history n lit'rature, way back when. So I'll turn this over ta him. Those in Peril on the SeaThe Navy Hymn was written in 1860, by a man...
  • A History of South Dakota and Its People - MAGNUS JOHNSON - "A Tribute to Our Forefathers"

    06/15/2002 3:38:44 PM PDT · by floriduh voter · 72 replies · 3,115+ views
    S. J. Clarke Publishing Company | 1915 | unknown
    MAGNUS JOHNSON Magnus Johnson has resided on his farm on Section 33, Palisades Township, for almost three decades and is widely recognized as one of the most prosperous agriculturists and respected citizens of Minnehaha County, South Dakota. His birth occurred in the province of Skaner, Sweden, on the 26th of October, 1847, and his father died when he was but five years of age. He left home when a youth of sixteen and during the following nine years was a deep-sea sailor, touching at many of the ports of the world. A Typical Boarding Pass to Frisco during the Gold...