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  • Brokaw Rips White House Correspondents Dinner:We're Versailles [ 2nd Star party since closure ]

    04/26/2013 6:18:35 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | April 26 2013 | John Nolte
    For those of you who might not know or care, the White House Correspondents Dinner is an annual orgy of narcissistic self-indulgence where the biggest stars in media, Hollywood, and politics gather to become even more corrupt and insulated than they already are. It is also a decidedly left-wing affair where the media hoot, holler, and applaud as Barack Obama attacks his political opponents, and do the same when Stephen Colbert rips George W. Bush. In a word, the dinner is a grotesque display of "journalists" yukking it up and slapping the backs of those in power whom they are...
  • Germany Closes Book on World War I With Final Reparations Payment

    09/29/2010 1:11:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | David Crossland
    Germany will make its last reparations payment for World War I on Oct. 3, settling its outstanding debt from the 1919 Versailles Treaty and quietly closing the final chapter of the conflict that shaped the 20th century. Oct. 3, the 20th anniversary of German unification, will also mark the completion of the final chapter of World War I with the end of reparations payments 92 years after the country's defeat. The German government will pay the last instalment of interest on foreign bonds it issued in 1924 and 1930 to raise cash to fulfil the enormous reparations demands the victorious...
  • Banquet for Louis XIV recreated at the Palace of Versailles

    01/23/2010 6:05:34 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 28 replies · 981+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/21/2010 | Lee C Wallick
    Twenty or more not-so-dainty dishes would have been a typical evening repast for Louis XIV of France. To celebrate a show of the Sun King's art collection at the Palace of Versailles, one chef worked for a year to stage a recreation of a royal belt-buster. FIRST SERVICE Les Hors d’œuvre Royal ballotine of pheasant Petit pâté en croûte à la bourgeoise Fresh deep-sea oysters Lobster aspic chaud-froid Les Potages Beef madrilène with gold leaf spangles Pureed chestnut soup with truffles from the Court of Italy Bisque of shellfish from our coasts with a boletus infusion Pumpkin soup, fresh from...
  • Germany still paying off £50million in reparations following World War One - more than 90 years on

    12/02/2009 10:20:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies · 871+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | December 2, 2009 | Alan Hall
    Germany is still paying off £50 million in 'reparations' demanded from it after the end of World War One over 90 years ago. The German Finance Agency, the country’s authority on debt management, said tens of millions of euros are still being transferred to private individuals holding debenture bonds as agreed under the treaty of Versailles signed on June 28 1919. Those bonds were issued at the time to investors hoping to make money out of Germany’s financial quagmire.
  • Kissinger: 'Obama Is Like a Chess Player'

    07/08/2009 12:01:30 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 42 replies · 1,282+ views
    presstv.ir ^ | July 6, 2009 | Jan Fleischhauer and Gabor Steingart
    Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, 86, discusses the painful lessons of the Treaty of Versailles, idealism in politics and Obama's opportunity to forge a peaceful American foreign policy. SPIEGEL: Dr. Kissinger, 90 years ago, at the end of World War I, the Treaty of Versailles was signed. Is that an event of the past only of interest to historians or does it still shape contemporary politics? Henry Kissinger: The treaty has a special meaning for today's generation of politicians, because the map of Europe which emerged from the Treaty of Versailles is, more or less, the map of...
  • Who will win the 'peace'?

    08/14/2006 11:42:09 AM PDT · by WaterDragon · 9 replies · 753+ views
    Washington Times ^ | August 14, 2006 | Thomas Lipscomb
    The last week has been filled with interminable meetings and rapid-fire press statements about any number of equally stupid cease-fire proposals and proposals for peace-keeping troops of one kind or another. They all have something else in common. They are all irrelevant. Most observers agree that by standing up against Israel creditably, Hezbollah has already won the admiration of the whole Muslim world and greatly increased the power of its sponsors in Syria and Iran. Some kind of face-saving "cease-fire" will do nothing to sully what is being seen as this unprecedented military victory against the once-invincible Israeli military. But...
  • Art Appreciation/Education series II class #4: Art of the Baroque

    01/23/2006 10:42:54 AM PST · by Republicanprofessor · 35 replies · 16,046+ views
    1/23/06 | republicanprofessor
    Finally, what with a snow day and all, I have time to write one more installment of the history of art. Today’s “lesson” is Baroque art. Baroque art dates from 1600-1715 or so. (The dates are different with different media. The end of Baroque art coincides with the death of King Louis XIV in 1715; Baroque music ends with the death of Bach in 1750.) The expansion in Baroque artistic space reflects the expansion of political empires (into the New World) and the expansion of scientific knowledge (the invention of microscopes and telescopes: with space expanding outward and contracting inward)....
  • The enduring consequences of the First World War

    10/25/2005 12:52:35 PM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 15 replies · 2,905+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | October 25, 2005 | Mark Dubowitz
    The struggle over Palestine, with contradictory promises made by Britain to both Jews and Arabs, fueled four Arab-Israeli wars, brought the US and Soviet Union to the brink of nuclear war during the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, contributed to the use of oil and terrorism as political weapons, and was used as a pretext (amongst others) for Islamists dedicated to Israel's and the West's destruction.
  • Buchanan: "The War We're Losing"

    06/30/2004 9:51:34 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 168 replies · 1,201+ views
    WND.com ^ | 06-30-04 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    The war we're losing Posted: June 30, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 Creators Syndicate, Inc. June 28, the day in 2004 that the Americans transferred sovereignty to Iraqis and proconsul Paul Bremer hastily departed Baghdad, is a day freighted with historic significance. On June 28, 1914, 90 years before, Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip fired the shots that killed the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and led, five weeks later, to World War I. On June 28, 1919, German representatives, their country under an Allied starvation blockade, prostrate before a threat by Marshal Foch to march on Berlin, signed the Versailles...
  • Versailles - Peace Signed, Ends the Great War; Germans Depart Still Protesting; (June 28, 1918

    06/27/2002 9:13:15 PM PDT · by swarthyguy · 8 replies · 1,535+ views
    NYT | 6.28.1950
    Prohibition Till Troops Disband Enemy Envoys in Truculent Spirit Say Afterward They Would Not Have Signed Had They Known They Were to Leave First by Different Way China Refuses to Sign, Smuts Makes Protest These Events Somewhat Cloud the Great Occasion at Versailles--Wilson, Clemenceau, and Lloyd George Receive a Tremendous Ovation RELATED HEADLINES Wilson Promises to Act: Must Wait Until Complete Demobilization, His Word from Paris: This Will Take 7 Weeks: President Calls Attention of Congress to His Request for Repeal: Liquor Men Unprepared: Had Hoped Until Announcement That Executive Would Intervene at the Eleventh Hour President Sends A Prohibition...