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  • USS Juneau, warship that sank with 600 aboard, discovered 4km down in Pacific

    03/20/2018 1:02:10 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 58 replies
    Guardian News ^ | 20 Mar 2018 | Eleanor Ainge Roy
    An expedition in the South Pacific ocean funded by Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen has discovered the wreckage of a famous US warship that was attacked by the Japanese during the second world war, claiming more than 600 lives. The billionaire’s personal search team located the remains of the USS Juneau off the coast of the Solomon Islands on St Patrick’s Day. The Juneau was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in November 1942, claiming the lives of 687 men, including five brothers known as the Sullivans from Waterloo, Iowa. The men became navy heroes and had a destroyer named after...
  • He Became A Celebrity For Putting Science Before God. Now Lawrence Krauss Faces Allegations [tr]

    02/23/2018 6:02:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | February 22, 2018 | Peter Aldhous, Azeen Ghorayshi, and Virginia Hughes
    When Melody Hensley first met Lawrence Krauss, she was a 29-year-old makeup artist at a department store, and he was one of her intellectual idols. She ran an atheist website in her spare time and had just started volunteering for the Center for Inquiry (CFI), a nonprofit group committed to promoting science and reason above faith. She was hoping to build a career in the burgeoning “skeptics” movement, and Krauss was one of its brightest luminaries. At a CFI event in November 2006, Krauss asked Hensley for her card, and later, as she was leaving, asked her if she was...
  • MSNBC'S Hunt: Cruz Camp Saying Indiana Is Ted's Alamo

    04/27/2016 1:22:21 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 98 replies ^ | April 27, 2016 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” political correspondent Kasie Hunt said the campaign of Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is describing Indiana is the candidate’s “Alamo.”
  • The Abba Cave, Crucifixion Nails, and the Last Hasmonean King

    04/08/2016 1:34:00 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    James Tabor 'blog ^ | April 3, 2016 | James Tabor
    Few have heard anything about the "Abba Cave," discovered in 1971 in the north Jerusalem suburb of Givat Hamivtar-not far from the tomb of "Yehohanan," the famous "crucified man," discovered in 1968-about which much has been written. The Abba cave held the remains of another "crucified man," with three nails-not just a single one in the heel bone-that clearly pinned the hands (not the wrists, as some have argued) in hook-like fashion to a cross beam. It was assumed back in the 1970s that these bones were buried and no longer available for analysis-but it turns out this is not...
  • A Respectful Appeal to Trump Supporters

    02/28/2016 2:37:59 PM PST · by poconopundit · 154 replies
    TownHall ^ | 2/26/2016 | David Limbaugh
    What a perfect storm for the quintessentially conservative candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, a freedom lover's one-man dream team. He's not just an ideal constitutional conservative; he is perfectly situated to capitalize on the anti-establishment sentiment in the GOP electorate because he has been in the trenches, proving he'll fight the insiders from within. Then in rides brash businessman Donald Trump -- a wildcard of a political maverick -- and sucks all the anti-establishment oxygen out of the politisphere. He apparently has just the right personality, just the right bluster, just the right bravado, and more than enough money and moxie...
  • Whoa! We Are Republicans!

    02/28/2016 2:34:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 88 replies ^ | February 28, 2016 | Robert Charles
    Whoa! Let me get this right. After Sunday morning, we now have a potential "Republican" candidate who is comfortable quoting the Italian dictator and ruthless fascist Benito Mussolini, one of Hitler's closest allies. Specifically, Trump retweeted a quote from the fascist dictator and said Sunday is comfortable being "affiliated" with that quote, and by implications the man. Winston Churchill must be turning in his grave. Along with many of our sacred Greatest Generation. Does history mean nothing? We have a potential "Republican" candidate who has declared he will push to have the entire media, what we constitutionalists or believers in...
  • An Actuarial Look At GOP Politics - Glenn Beck Endorses Ted Cruz, and Prefers Bernie Sanders?

    01/24/2016 10:43:32 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 31 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 1-23-2016 | sundance
    January 23, 2016An Actuarial Look At The Closing Pace of GOP Presidential Politics - Glenn Beck Endorses Ted Cruz, and Prefers Bernie Sanders? by sundance Most of you knew this was going to be a wild ride. Heck, many knew back in June 2015 when candidate Donald Trump entered the race this was going to be unlike anything we’d ever seen. Boy howdy, was that ever an understatementGoing all the way back to the spring of 2014 those who didn’t fall into the emotional chasm, which surrounds candidate advocacy, saw the makings of a really strange situation possible. Today many...
  • Cruz and Beck Photo Page

    01/23/2016 3:01:46 PM PST · by gg188 · 145 replies
    vanity--first in ten years | 1-16-2016 | Self
    This thread is for the purpose of posting photos of Ted Cruz and Glenn Beck together in Iowa and beyond (if there is a beyond.)
  • Cruz Teams Up With Mormon Talk Show Host Beck in Iowa

    01/23/2016 2:17:30 PM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 21 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | January 23, 2016 | Heather Clark
    Mormon political talk show host and author Glenn Beck is scheduled to appear with Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz at two campaign rallies in Iowa on Saturday, including one event held at a Baptist Bible college. According to reports, as presidential candidates make a last-minute push before the Iowa Caucus in under ten days, Beck is scheduled to appear with Cruz at a rally at the Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny and the Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo, where Beck will formally endorse Cruz. The pro-Cruz Super PAC Keep the Promise organized the events, which includes other stops...
  • Glenn Beck endorses Ted Cruz

    01/23/2016 2:36:25 PM PST · by Isara · 80 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/23/16 | Daniel Chaitin
    Conservative political commentator Glenn Beck officially endorsed Ted Cruz for president on Saturday. Beck, a nationally syndicated radio host, founder of TheBlaze and best-selling author, made the announcement with the Texas senator at a rally in Ankeny, Iowa, adding that the U.S. needs a "new George Washington." "Today's Washington will not be found in the garish light of gold, but rather, in the bold service of a man who stands tirelessly for what he deeply believes - that government should be of the people, by the people and for the people. That is why I am endorsing Senator Ted Cruz...
  • I can see 2016 from my house and I don't like what I'm seeing

    01/23/2016 2:54:32 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 19 replies ^ | January 22, 2016 | Lauren Stephens
    January 22, 2016 Dear Mr. Levin, My name is Lauren Stephens. I’ve been involved in politics for a long time – mostly just as a pissed off American, but I also own a campaign services company. I do not work for any of the Presidential Campaigns. I am not coordinated with any of them. I have not spoken to any of them. I am not being paid by anyone for this. I am getting absolutely nothing for writing this. I am not seeking publicity and have turned down all media requests. My name is attached to this so people will...
  • Ted Cruz Waterloo Rally with Glenn Beck **LIVE THREAD** Jan 23 8PM EST

    01/23/2016 12:05:46 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 350 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 1-23-16 | Ted Cruz and Glenn Beck
    From the Eventbrite website: Only a few days left until the caucuses! Let's get fired up! Join Glenn Beck, special guest Senator Ted Cruz, Congressman Steve King, Bob Vander Plaats, and David Barton for this inspiring campaign rally! Doors open at 6:00 PM. This is a FREE event with limited space...Tickets are required for entry. WHEN Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST) - WHERE Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center - 205 W 4th Street Waterloo, Iowa 50701
  • Cruz and Beck Join Forces at Waterloo to Campaign

    01/19/2016 7:50:52 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 179 replies ^ | January 19
    Glenn Beck lit into former Alaska governor Sarah Palin after her endorsement today of GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. The radio host then announced that he would be joining Sen. Ted Cruz this weekend for a campaign rally in Waterloo ... Beck and Cruz had previously worked together for a border relief effort in 2014 to bring soccer balls, teddy bears, and other humanitarian aid to illegal immigrant children.
  • Trump's no joke for Hillary: Clinton ditches strategy of laughing at The Donald

    12/12/2015 10:24:31 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 41 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 12, 2015 | By J. Taylor Rushing
    Democratic presidential race-leader Hillary Clinton has a new strategy for dealing with The Donald: He is no longer a laughing matter. At a campaign stop in Waterloo, Iowa this week, the former secretary of state took the Republican front-runner to task in unusually blunt language that she has so far avoided when discussing him. Instead of a laugh and a shrug, Clinton called out Trump for his proposal this week to ban Muslim immigrants, saying it was 'shameful' and 'dangerous.' Campaign aides say it is the new face of a still-evolving strategy to take Trump's campaign seriously and expose it...
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Speech In Waterloo, IA (10-7-15)

    10/07/2015 12:04:55 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 35 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 10-7-15 | Donald Trump
    Fired up crowd! October 7, 2015: GOP Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald J. Trump was back in Iowa today and gave a speech to thousands of supporters at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo.
  • How 400 Germans Won the Battle of Waterloo

    06/23/2015 10:34:58 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    The Local ^ | 18 Jun 2015
    On June 18th, 1815, 400 Hanoverian soldiers were the only thing standing between defeat and victory for the alliance against Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo.In 1811, Napoleon's empire and its allies had over 44 million subjects and covered most of Europe. But after being defeated in 1813 and 1814 by the Sixth Coalition, which included Austria, Prussia, Russia, Britain, Portugal, Sweden, Spain and other German states, Napoleon was forced to abdicate and exiled to the island of Elba. The First French Empire was dissolved, and the Bourbon monarchy restored, but in February 1815 Napoleon escaped from his exile and...
  • At Waterloo Re-Enactment, History So Real You Can Taste It

    06/20/2015 9:07:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NPR ^ | JUNE 20, 2015 | Eleanor Beardsley
    Tens of thousands of people have been gathering in the Belgian countryside over the last week to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo. The bloody battle of June 18, 1815, marked the final defeat for Napoleon at the hands of a coalition of his enemies. The re-enactment is attracting history buffs, tourists and wannabe soldiers. French lawyer Franck Samson, dressed as Napoleon, takes part in a re-enactment of the Battle of Ligny in central Belgium on June 14. The re-enactment of Ligny, Napoleon's last victory, is part of bicentenary celebrations of the Battle of Waterloo. PARALLELS 200...
  • Wellington's mud-streaked Waterloo battle cloak up for auction

    06/18/2015 9:37:54 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 17, 2015
    A plain dark cloak still streaked with mud from the battle of Waterloo – which the Duke of Wellington is said to have draped around the shoulders of Lady Caroline Lamb when he was one of the most famous, and she one of the most infamous people in Europe – is to be sold for the first time in 200 years. The victor of Waterloo and the tempestuous aristocrat, who was once served up naked in a silver dish at a dinner, had a brief fling in Brussels in the weeks after the battle on 18 June 1815 which changed...
  • Waterloo and the End of Napoleonic War

    06/18/2015 6:24:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | June 18, 2015 | James A. Warren
    The Duke of Wellington famously described his first and last battlefield confrontation with Napoleon as a “the nearest run thing you ever saw in your life.” He was referring, of course, to the Battle of Waterloo, a bloody, furious one-day engagement in and around a village in northern Belgium of that name, fought 200 years ago today between France’s Army of the North and an allied army of British, Prussian, and Dutch troops under Wellington’s overall command.
  • Waterloo 200: Charles Ewart, the “Most Illustrious Grey”

    04/04/2015 1:02:07 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 7 replies
    Waterloo 200 ^ | 4th April 2015 | Owen Davis
    'In 1936 the mortal remains of Ensign Ewart were discovered under a builders’ yard in Salford, it would take another two years for his remains to be reinterred in 1938 on Edinburgh Castle’s Esplanade at a grand ceremony to which the descendants of Ewart’s family were invited along with many other dignitaries and honoured guests. There is a longstanding tradition in my family that my great-great-aunt was invited, as a descendant of Ensign Ewart, to attend the re-internment. Indeed it is no coincidence that the family maintained a tradition of carrying on the name of Ewart, which was exemplified by...