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  • Wolves in Petticoats: The Victorian Werewolf

    09/14/2012 3:33:24 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    The Freehold ^ | September 14, 2012 | Jonathan David Baird
    This is a rough excerpt from the introduction of a book on Victorian werewolves I am writing right now. It should be finished sometime around March 2013. (I have way too many projects to give it my full attention this year) Introduction It has been suggested that the Vampire legend, largely created by Bram Stoker, is the most enduring and famous creature mythos to emerge out of popular Gothic literature. While this may be true the lowly werewolf must also be given a place of distinction. The literature of the Victorian era werewolf has nowhere near the enduring popularity of...
  • Supermoon This Weekend!

    05/03/2012 11:22:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    http://www.universetoday.com ^ | 02 MAY 2012 | by Nancy Atkinson
    This weekend will provide the full Moon’s closest approach of the year to Earth. On Saturday, May 5, 2012 the Moon could appear as much as 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full Moons of 2012, according to some calculations. Will you notice it? Not if you haven’t really been paying attention, or have a reference point to compare it to other full Moons. And it certainly won’t have any adverse effects on Earth, as this closest approach happens every year — just a fact of orbital mechanics. But perhaps a great way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo is...
  • Vampire or werewolf? What's a girl to do?

    11/15/2009 6:53:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies · 1,007+ views
    Chicago Suntimes ^ | 11/15/2009 | Cindy Pearlman
    BEVERLY HILLS — When you’re the Sexiest Vampire Alive, the ladies want to sink their dentures into you. Robert Pattinson runs a hand through all that professionally moussed hair and recalls his strangest encounter with an intense and quite mature “Twilight” fan. At first, it all sounds quite normal. She rushed him in an airport, telling him that he was quite the looker. “[She] was around 92 years old,” he says. “I always find it funny when older people come up. The strange thing is the 92-year-old lady said the same thing as the 12-year-old girls.” Pattinson has become a...
  • Interview - Athena Andreadis (a biochemist talks about future human-hybrids and space exploration)

    07/06/2009 10:20:55 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies · 355+ views
    Crosed Genres ^ | 6/30/09
    Interview - Athena Andreadis Crossed Genres co-editor K.T. Holt recently had the pleasure of interviewing Athena Andreadis, Associate Professor of Cell Biology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and the author of To Seek Out New Life: The Biology of Star Trek. Read on to see what a bioscientist has to say about werewolves and other human-hybrids, settling on other planets, and human evolution both past and future. Crossed Genres: LetÂ’s talk about genetics and Fantasy. IÂ’ll just state up front that I donÂ’t believe that the sort of radical back-and-forth transformation we see with things like werewolves...
  • Wolf Awareness Week Ends- Werewolf Awareness Week Starts Tomorrow !

    10/24/2007 3:31:14 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 6 replies · 64+ views
    Finneran Lane ^ | 10/24/07 | vanity
    Wolf Awareness Week ended yesterday-according to the National Wildlife Federation. They neglected,however, to mention Werewolf Awareness Week-which begins tomorrow and which ends on Hallowe'en.
  • Werewolves of Elkhorn[Wisconsin]

    10/28/2006 6:16:16 PM PDT · by FLOutdoorsman · 12 replies · 569+ views
    Time Out Chicago ^ | 27 Oct 2006 | Rod O’Connor
    For decades, terrified eyewitnesses have reported encounters with otherworldly creatures on country roads near Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. We sent a brave team of investigators to separate monster from myth. Flashlight: Check. Walking stick: Check. Witnesses: Check. Camera: Check. RAW ANIMAL FLESH FOR BAIT: Sort of. (Do burger patties count?) KNIFE MADE OF PURE SILVER: No, but thereÂ’s probably a Swiss Army knife around here somewhere. The clock is creeping near midnight, and I and a ragtag crew of werewolf hunters are lurking deep in the woods. WeÂ’re near Bray Road, the unassuming but infamous country lane on the outskirts of...
  • Washington Post Shows Historical Ignorance

    08/13/2005 5:53:12 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 25 replies · 1,400+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 13 August 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    A Washington Post story for tomorrow (Sunday, 14 June) demonstrates spectacular ignorance of American post-war histories, with a dollop of political bias added. Here is the entire lead paragraph of “Sayonara to Japanese Pacifism?” by Ayako Doi and Kim Willenson: “In 2002, as the Bush administration prepared to invade Iraq, Washington policymakers reassuringly insisted that once combat was over, they would repeat America's post-World War II occupation success story -- the reformation of Japan. The flaws in that design, though, were twofold: Not only did Iraq turn out to be a very different sort of country, but these days, the...
  • Condi's Phony History

    09/04/2003 8:50:03 PM PDT · by Burkeman1 · 141 replies · 1,192+ views
    Slate ^ | 8/29/03 | Daniel Benjamin
    As American post-conflict combat deaths in Iraq overtook the wartime number, the administration counseled patience. "The war on terror is a test of our strength. It is a test of our perseverance, our patience, and our will," President Bush told an American Legion convention. National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice embellished the message with what former White House speechwriters immediately recognize as a greatest-generation pander. "There is an understandable tendency to look back on America's experience in postwar Germany and see only the successes," she told the Veterans of Foreign Wars in San Antonio, Texas, on Aug. 25. "But as some...
  • WWMD? (Ledeen- Brit soldier spared wounded Hitler in WWI)

    11/19/2004 11:12:35 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 34 replies · 3,006+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 11/18/04 | Michael Ledeen
    Machiavelli is commonly taken to be saying that the ends always justify the means, but he does not believe that. Quite the contrary. He simply recognizes the reality that there are times when a leader must accept dreadful responsibility in serving the common good. We all know this to be true. Consider the story of Henry Tandey, a British infantryman in the Duke of Wellington Regiment in the First World War. On September 28, 1918, Tandey participated in an attack against enemy trenches near the small French town of Marcoing. The British carried the day, and as they advanced, Tandey...
  • One Job, Multiple Roles ~ Crew chiefs ensure Blackhawks are ready for missions

    10/29/2004 4:44:16 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 3 replies · 300+ views
    Defend America ^ | October 29, 2004 | Sgt. Dan Purcell
    U.S. Army Spc. Brandon Arther (left) and Spc. Dmitri Schronick, both crew chiefs with the Company A “Werewolves,” 2nd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, perform a thorough inspection of the aircraft at the close of business. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Dan Purcell One Job, Multiple Roles Crew chiefs work 24-hours-a-day to ensure Blackhawks are ready for missions.   By Sgt. Dan Purcell122nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment CAMP TAJI, Iraq, Oct. 29, 2004 — What can be said for one, can probably be said for all, a love for flying keeps them going — 12-hour shifts (or more), 24-hours-a-day, seven...
  • Kerry Hasn’t Read a History Book

    09/24/2004 5:49:37 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 81 replies · 6,738+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 25 September 2004 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    John Kerry gave a fire-breathing speech at Temple University in Philadelphia on Friday. In it he announced what will be his themes for the balance of the campaign, subject of course to 180-degree changes at any time. There was one problem with the speech. It was largely “fact-free,” as Dave Barry is wont to say. Here are the claims, and the relevant facts to each claim: “The invasion of Iraq was a profound diversion from the battle against our greatest enemy -- Al Qaeda -- ...” Kerry may not have noticed, but your average college student ought to know that...
  • Was there really any post WW2 resistance to the occupying allied forces?

    08/06/2004 7:48:43 PM PDT · by LeGrande · 19 replies · 2,135+ views
    I made a claim in a political discussion in Rec.climbing that there was postwar resistence in Germany. My opponents claim that there wasn't a single casualty due to resistance after the war ended. Does anyone have any on line references that might support my position? Or did the Germans simply give up immediately? Are Condi, and Rush wrong?
  • Turn on the History Channel

    06/28/2004 5:41:50 PM PDT · by xkaydet65 · 29 replies · 946+ views
    History Channel
    The History Channel now is must taping. At this moment!!
  • HEADS-UP: "NAZI GUERILLAS"[on History Channel tonight]

    06/28/2004 3:17:59 PM PDT · by Lady In Blue · 34 replies · 442+ views
    TV Guide Online ^ | June 28,2004 | Lady In Blue
    The History Channel will show "Nazi Guerillas" tonight.It talks about the "Werewolves" and how they performed acts of terrorism at the end of WW11.On DIRECTV,Pacific time,it starts at 9:00p.m. Check your local listing and provider for times.
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Eisenhower, Berlin, & the National Redoubt(Part II) - Oct. 7th, 2003

    10/07/2003 12:00:10 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 99 replies · 2,967+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Eisenhower, Berlin, & the National Redoubt (Part I) - Oct 6th, 2003

    10/06/2003 12:00:23 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 109 replies · 7,671+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • The note Rush read today, re. Germany post WWII:

    09/18/2003 10:53:55 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 27 replies · 2,897+ views
    This is the note sent to Rush from an officer in Iraq, read on his radio show today:***"If you compare the progress in Iraq to what happened in Germany after World War II, I'm told that in Germany it took three years to get an independent central bank. In Iraq it took two months. To get German police established, it took 14 months. In Iraq, two months. To get a new German currency, three years. In Iraq, two and a half months. To have a German cabinet, 14 months. In Iraq, four months. So some things are being achieved...
  • Quagmire or Just War?

    09/15/2003 12:42:47 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies · 267+ views
    CHUCKMORSE.COM ^ | September 10, 2003 | Chuck Morse
    The criticism that President George W. Bush is now getting from the Democrats over the situation in Iraq parallels the type of criticism that President Harry S. Truman heard in the months after the fall of Hitler. President Bush had the moral courage to stop Saddam before he had a chance to commit the type of genocide Hitler committed. An August 12, 1945 article from Reuters entitled "Administration In Crisis Over Burgeoning Quagmire" states that "President Truman, just a few months into his young presidency, is coming under increasing fire from some Congressional Republicans for what appears to be a...
  • Minutemen of the Third Reich ("Werewolf" guerilla movement - postwar sabotage & terror not new)

    07/04/2003 1:47:18 AM PDT · by Stultis · 27 replies · 3,561+ views
    History Today (via FindArticles.com) ^ | October 2000 | Perry Biddiscombe
    History TodayOct, 2000Minutemen of the Third Reich.(history of the Nazi Werewolf guerilla movement) Author/s: Perry Biddiscombe AS WORRIES INCREASE about neo-Nazi and skinhead violence in Germany, it is worth remembering that this type of terrorism is a nasty constant in the history of the German radical-right. A case in point is the Nazi Werewolf guerrilla movement founded by Heinrich Himmler in 1044, which fought the occupying forces of Britain, America and Russia until at least 1047.The Werewolves were originally organised by the SS and the Hitler Youth as a diversionary operation on the fringes of the Third Reich, which...