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  • Vault believers want new dig (“secret vault” of Sir Francis Bacon)

    08/20/2006 12:15:31 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 29 replies · 3,173+ views
    The Virginia Gazette ^ | 20 Aug 2006 | Steve Vaughan
    WILLIAMSBURG — Advocates of our version of “The DaVinci Code” were back in town Friday, calling for another excavation to locate the “secret vault” of Sir Francis Bacon, which they still allege is buried beneath the churchyard of Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. It is a replay of a saga from 14 years ago that put the church in an awkward position of dispelling some very weird myths. A media circus resulted. The story propagated by Sir Francis Bacon's Sages of the Seventh Seal has all the elements of Dan Brown's theological thriller. The Bacon story relies on a conspiracy theory...
  • Renaming Calhoun College still possible as Yale forms committee after outcry

    08/02/2016 5:01:05 AM PDT · by Puppage · 21 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | 08/02/2016 | Puppage
    Calhoun College’s name could still be changed, according to a message sent out Monday by Yale University President Peter Salovey. With the formation of a Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming, the door appears to be open to reconsidering the Yale Corporation’s decision not to rename the residential college, despite widespread anger among Yale students, alumni and faculty during the last academic year.
  • A partial list of the victims of Bill Clinton’s lifelong War on Women

    05/29/2016 8:56:20 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/29/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Treating women like sexual objects has been a lifelong M. O. for Bill Clinton. Degrading women and using them like disposable paper towels for nothing more than his sexual gratification has been what Clinton has lived for all of his life. The list of the women he has victimized goes back to his days dodging the draft while at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar in the 1960s. Clinton’s first known victim was Eileen Wellstone, 19-year-old English woman who accused Clinton of raping her after they met at pub near the campus in 1969. Clinton slithered away when she refused to...
  • Angry Yale students petition to 'decolonize' the school's English department

    06/15/2016 6:42:07 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 June 2016 | Anneta Konstantinides For Dailymail.com
    Yale University has found itself embroiled in controversy once again this year after English students complained that courses in the department were 'hostile' to students of color. Under the most fire is the Major English Poets course, a prerequisite for undergraduates in the major to study the works of at least seven major poets, all of whom are white men. An anonymous petition has demanded the department not only change the English 125/126 course, which has existed since 1920, but abolish it entirely. It also asks that the major's pre-1800/1900 requirements be changed to include literature relating to 'gender, race...
  • One in four, maybe six [Interesting information about Yale University's Student Population]

    04/18/2016 3:05:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Yale Daily News ^ | 02/10/2010 | Danny Serna
    It turns out “one-in-four” is a bit high. The common adage — coined by a Yale alum in 1987 to describe the surprisingly high proportion of homosexuals she encountered during a campus reunion — is not too far off, according to a News poll, sent last week to 5,186 undergraduates, of which 1,770 students responded. A total of 17.7 percent of Yale men — about one in six — said they are attracted only to men, compared to 8.1 percent of Yale women who said they are attracted only to women. Additionally, 12.2 percent of Yale women said they were...
  • Puritans were more Jewish than Protestants

    07/24/2010 4:48:08 PM PDT · by dennisw · 56 replies · 1+ views
        PURITANS WERE MORE JEWISH THAN PROTESTANTS  Hugh Fogelman     A Puritan is a name often misunderstood. During the 17th century English Civil War (known as the Puritan Revolution), the Puritans were Protestant fundamentalists who wished to “purify” the Church of England. Some of the Puritans, known as Separatists “separated,” forming their own church. The Puritans felt that Parliament, and not the King, should have the final say and that the moral guidance for all legal decision should come from the Jewish Bible which they considered to be the highest authority in all matters. The Puritans were obsessed...
  • [Vanity] [Book] The Wars of the Barbary Pirates

    11/23/2008 6:32:49 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 15 replies · 1,949+ views
    Osprey Publishing ^ | 11/23/08 | CE2949BB
    The Wars of the Barbary PiratesEssential Histories #66Osprey Introduction Most Americans are unaware that, as a young republic, their nation fought a war with the Barbary pirates, the North African corsairs who plied the waters of the Mediterranean at the turn of the 19th century in search of ships to loot and men to enslave. This is perhaps not surprising, for the wars were conducted on a small scale, over a short period of time, and at a considerable distance from American shores. They were, moreover, the product of one of the most inglorious – even degrading – episodes in...
  • When the Founding Fathers Faced Islamists ( History ... The Barbary Pirates )

    05/28/2008 10:00:46 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 53 replies · 1,150+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 27, 2008 | Michael Weiss
    Back in 1784, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson had to decide whether to appease or stand up to armed Middle Eastern pirates. Sound familiar? John McCain and Barack Obama are now engaged in a long-distance dispute over whether talking to America’s enemies is integral to America’s security (with neither one wishing to talk to poor Hillary Clinton any longer). McCain has not so subtly assailed Obama as an “appeaser” for his stated willingness to sit down with the Iranian leadership about its nuclear weapons program and sponsorship of jihadism in Iraq — and never mind for now if that leadership...
  • Adams deserves obscurity

    03/19/2008 6:01:31 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 92 replies · 2,029+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 19 mar 08 | Ed Quillen
    Thanks to the marketing power of HBO, John Adams is no longer the forgotten American revolutionary — at least for a week. Adams feared his role would be neglected. Thomas Jefferson got all the credit for writing the Declaration of Independence, even though Adams was on that committee and had suggested that Jefferson draft it, since he was a better writer and a Virginian. (Adams wanted some geographic diversity to bind the southern colonies with New England in a common cause.) For the same geopolitical reason, Adams proposed that George Washington of Virginia command the Continental Army. Adams also worked...
  • Fighting Words For A Secular America Ashcroft & Friends VS. George Washington & The Framers

    10/07/2006 5:02:57 PM PDT · by restornu · 61 replies · 1,262+ views
    MS Magazine ^ | Fall 2004 | by Robin Morgan
    Alert: Americans who honor the U.S. Constitution’s strict separation of church and state are now genuinely alarmed. Agnostics and atheists, as well as observant people of every faith, fear — sensibly — that the religious right is gaining historic political power, via an ultraconservative movement with highly placed friends. But many of us feel helpless. We haven’t read the Founding Documents since school (if then). We lack arguing tools, “verbal karate” evidence we can cite in defending a secular United States. For instance, such extremists claim — and, too often, we ourselves assume — that U.S. law has religious...
  • Victory in Tripoli-How War with the Barbary Pirates teaches us how to fight the war on terror.

    05/09/2006 5:43:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies · 921+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | May 9, 2006 | Jamie Glazov
     Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Joshua E. London, a Washington, D.C.-based writer. He has written on politics and public policy for many publications, including the American Spectator, Human Events, National Review Online, and Details: Promoting Jewish Conservative Values. He holds an M.A. in social science from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Davis. He is the author of the new book Victory in Tripoli: How America's War with the Barbary Pirates Established the U.S. Navy and Shaped a Nation. FP: Joshua London, welcome to Frontpage Interview. London: Thank you for inviting...
  • Brief on Separation of Church and State

    03/26/2006 6:58:25 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies · 1,463+ views
    Law and Liberty Foundation ^ | May 2002 | Tayra Antolick
    The current use of the “wall of separation” between church and state as a legal defense for the removal of the expression of American religious culture from governmental institutions and the prohibition of the free exercise of individuals working within them goes contrary not only to the original intent of the Founders and the Framers but also to the religious, political, and legal history and traditions of the United States of America. Courts, county school boards, teachers, and individuals, unwittingly devoid of the knowledge of the substantial role religion (primarily Protestant Christianity) played in the birth and formation of the...
  • How Hebrew came to Yale

    12/07/2005 5:39:22 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies · 274+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 12-7-05 | Michael Feldberg
    Few Americans have heard of Rabbi Haim Isaac Carigal, but every Yale University graduate has seen the evidence of his influence over the history of that institution. Because of Carigal's relationship with Yale's fifth president, Reverend Ezra Stiles, in 1777 Hebrew became a required course in the freshman curriculum. Many colonial-era American Christians had a respect for — even a fascination with —the Hebrew language and Jewish religion. In part, their interest stemmed from a belief that the Hebrew Bible, which they dubbed the "Old Testament," laid the ground for the Christian "New Testament." Educated American Christians, especially New England...
  • Jefferson/Madison/Franklin Hated God ! ?

    05/29/2005 3:58:59 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 240 replies · 4,011+ views
    none | may 26 2005 | Vanity post
    Having a go round with an atheist who flung this at me. Can anyone expound on the overall context and meaning ? I almost shudder at the thought of alluding to the most fatal example of the abuses of grief which the history of mankind has preserved--the Cross. Consider what calamities that engine of grief has produced!"--John Adams in a letter to Thomas Jefferson "But how has it happened that millions of fables, tales, legaends, hae been blended with both Jewish and Chiistian revelation that have made them the most bloody religion that ever existed.--John Adams in a letter to...
  • Judge Roy Moore and the Myth of the Separation Clause

    04/15/2005 4:56:59 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 743 replies · 6,646+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | April 15, 2005 | Christian Hartsock
    Chief Justice Roy Moore’s new book So Help Me God is a captivating and unflinching first-hand account of a man on the front lines of the battle between religious freedom and judicial tyranny. This Alabama Supreme Court Justice embodies the true definition of patriotism, inasmuch he has risked his career and reputation to stand by his oath of office and refuses to deny his allegiance to the Constitution and the laws of nature and nature’s God for the mere sake of catering to the frenetic, deep-seated anti-religious paranoia of the uber-secular left. It was on June 9, 1993 that ACLU...
  • Morality in America

    01/25/2005 3:46:37 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies · 575+ views
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | July 1993 | Norman S. Ream
    Early in the nineteenth century the brilliant French observer Alexis de Tocqueville gave this estimate of America and Americans in his book Democracy in America: “There is no country in the world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than America.” A similar assessment could not be made at the end of the twentieth century. That is not to say that the Christian religion exercises any great influence over the souls of men in any nation today, but the loss of its original influence is certainly as great if not greater in the United...
  • The American Colonist's Library-A Treasury of Primary Documents (Repost)

    12/05/2004 12:30:14 PM PST · by Gritty · 24 replies · 37,065+ views
    Rick Gardiner Website ^ | various | various
    The American Colonist's Library A TREASURY OF PRIMARY DOCUMENTS Primary Source Documents Pertaining to Early American HistoryAn invaluable collection of historical works which contributed to the formation of American politics, culture, and ideals  The following is a massive collection of the literature and documents which were most relevant to the colonists' lives in America. If it isn't here, it probably is not available online anywhere. ARRANGED IN CHRONOLOGICAL SEQUENCE (500 B.C.-1800 A.D.)  (Use Your Browser's FIND Function to Search this Library)  Given the Supreme Court's impending decision, the ultimate historic origins of the national motto, "In God We Trust" and...
  • PBS rips candidate Thomas Jefferson

    06/16/2004 11:40:23 AM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 4 replies · 194+ views
    email | Craig J. Cantoni
    In the event you missed it, last week's PBS show "Washington Week in Review" discussed the presidential campaign between John Kerry, George Bush, Ralph Nader and Thomas Jefferson. Here is a transcript of the segment: Gwen Ifill (Host): It's not surprising that John Kerry and George Bush are still running neck and neck, but the big news of the week is the huge drop in the polls for Libertarian candidate Thomas Jefferson. CBS is now projecting that he will get fewer votes than Ralph Nader. Michael Duffy (Time Magazine): I have never seen a candidate with such radical ideas and...
  • America and the Barbary Pirates: An International Battle Against an Unconventional Foe

    05/14/2004 9:09:39 AM PDT · by alkaloid2 · 9 replies · 274+ views
    Ruthless, unconventional foes are not new to the United States of America. More than two hundred years ago the newly established United States made its first attempt to fight an overseas battle to protect its private citizens by building an international coalition against an unconventional enemy. Then the enemies were pirates and piracy. The focus of the United States and a proposed international coalition was the Barbary Pirates of North Africa. Pirate ships and crews from the North African states of Tripoli, Tunis, Morocco, and Algiers (the Barbary Coast) were the scourge of the Mediterranean. Capturing merchant ships and holding...
  • Three Secular Reasons Why America Should be Under God

    09/24/2003 6:41:34 PM PDT · by nosofar · 120+ views
    townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2003 | William J. Federer
    Do you like having rights the government cannot take away? Do you like being equal? Do you like a country with few laws? These ideas have origins. RIGHTS To have individual rights the government cannot take away, rights must come from a power "higher" than government. The Declaration states "all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights...That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men" In other words, rights come from God and government's job is to protect your rights. In his Inaugural Address, 1961, President John F. Kennedy put it...