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  • Common Core Equates George Washington to Palestinian Terrorists

    07/13/2014 3:30:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | July 12, 2014 | Dave Jolly
    How many times do I have to write about the problems discovered in Common Core teaching? This time it deals with Pearson Education, one of the leading companies that helps develop and train Common Core teaching. According to their website: “As the leading education services company, Pearson is serious about evolving how the world learns. We apply our deep education experience and research, invest in innovative technologies, and promote collaboration throughout the education ecosystem. Real change is our commitment and its results are delivered through connecting capabilities to create actionable, scalable solutions that improve access, affordability, and achievement.” [Emphasis mine]...
  • Civilian Deaths in the US Civil War

    09/02/2013 12:49:27 PM PDT · by AnalogReigns · 88 replies
    Civil War Talk blog ^ | 2 Sept. 2013 | Ralph Davis
    Relating to Syria:Not a blog or article authored by me (see link above), however, it puts into perspective the USA's own 4 year civil war....where experts estimate (and no one really knows, or can know...) 100,000 to 250,000 CIVILIAN DEATHS were caused by the war--the vast majority being in the South. Some historians estimate that as many as 50,000 civilians died of starvation as a result of Sherman's march to the sea alone.
  • Our Forgotten Fallen, from an earlier war.

    05/28/2012 12:01:06 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 8 replies
    05/28/2012 | Self
    Today is Memorial Day, once also known as Decoration Day, hallowed to honor our military dead. Started to honor our Civil War dead, it has been expanded to honor all of our military dead of the United States from the Revolutionary War on (1775 to present). Yet in doing so, we still leave some out unless we become more expansive yet and include the 10,000+[1] of an even earlier conflict. I request those who read this, cast their minds back to a war that too many have forgotten but that forged an unbreakable mold upon our continent, "The French and...
  • Possible remains unearthed from 1759 battle on Plains of Abraham

    10/10/2011 6:28:34 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 10 replies
    Montreal Gazette ^ | OCTOBER 6, 2011 | MARIANNE WHITE
    Archeologists believe they have made a "major" discovery of remains dating back to the famed 1759 Battle of the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City.Photograph by: John Major/Canwest News Service, QUEBEC — Archeologists believe they have made a "major" discovery of remains dating back to the famed 1759 Battle of the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City. The human bones and other artifacts were found last week during excavations conducted ahead of the expansion of the Museum of Fine Arts located on the battlefield where one of the most important battles in Canadian history — the fall of Quebec —...
  • (Quebec) Separatists claim victory on Plains of Abraham

    02/15/2009 11:41:02 AM PST · by Loyalist · 7 replies · 515+ views
    Montreal Gazette ^ | February 15, 2009 | William Marsden
    The leader of a tiny network of Quebec separatists is taking credit for the apparent scrapping of a re-enactment of the battle of the Plains of Abraham. The re-enactment had been slated as part of 250th anniversary celebrations of the pivotal battle in the French-British struggle for North America. "Yes, it was because of us that they have cancelled it," Patrick Bourgeois, leader of Le Réseau de résistance du Québécois, told The Gazette. "I'm very proud of that." Bourgeois's single-handed Internet campaign and his threats to disrupt the celebrations appeared to have had the desired effect. André Juneau, director of...
  • Museum exhibition tells us who we are [Canadians talk about French&Indian War]

    03/09/2006 5:28:03 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 24 replies · 775+ views
    Canada.com [Ottawa Citizen] ^ | Thursday, March 09, 2006 | Patrick Dare
    In the 1754 scene portrayed here, Washington is forced to sign surrender papers after a resounding defeat by the French and their native allies. Photograph by : THE SENATOR JOHN HEINZ PITTSBURGH REGIONAL HISTORY CENTER Clash of Empires recounts story of how Canada, U.S. came to be It is the war that made Canada and the United States. Not the First World War, nor the second. But the first global war: The Seven Years War, 250 years ago. A new exhibition telling the story of this extraordinary chapter in North America's history will be at the Canadian War Museum,...
  • The Prerevolutionary War: Book Review

    01/07/2006 12:27:03 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 31 replies · 597+ views
    NY Times ^ | Jan. 8, 2006 | JAY WINIK
    In 1754, a senseless massacre began innocently enough. A young George Washington, leading a force of Virginia volunteers and Indians, stumbled into an engagement with a French detachment in a remote Allegheny glen. To this day, the circumstances are cloudy as to who shot first and how the hostilities broke out. What is not in doubt is that Washington bungled badly: he lost control of his men, and before the mayhem ended, 13 Frenchmen were killed, wounded soldiers were brutally scalped and one man was even decapitated. As is so often the case in history, this one small act, however...
  • Timing of Statue's Unveiling Upsets Vets

    05/28/2005 9:47:19 AM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies · 723+ views
    LA Times ^ | May 28, 2005 | CHRIS CAROLA
    Associated Press FORT EDWARD, N.Y. — Maj. Robert Rogers, the frontiersman whose 18th century manual on guerrilla warfare has become a blueprint for Army Ranger fighting tactics, is getting what some consider a long-overdue honor: a statue in his memory. But some veterans believe unveiling the monument on Memorial Day is insensitive because Rogers was loyal to England during the Revolutionary War. "I think it's a travesty that we would think about honoring a person, especially someone who fought against us, on that day," said Bob Bearor, who served in the Army's 101st Airborne Division in the 1960s. "It's a...