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  • How A Mysterious Tech Billionaire Created Two Fortunes—And A Global Software Sweatshop

    11/19/2018 10:13:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Forbes | November 19, 2018 | Nathan Vardi
    From an office suite on the 26th floor of the iconic Frost Bank Tower in Austin, Texas, a little-known recruiting firm called Crossover is searching the globe for software engineers. Crossover is looking for anyone who can commit to a 40- or 50-hour workweek, but it has no interest in full-time employees. It wants contract workers who are willing to toil from their homes or even in local cafes. “The best people in the world aren’t in your Zip code,” says Andy Tryba, chief executive of Crossover, in a promotional YouTube video. Which, Tryba emphasizes, also means you don’t have...
  • Nazi Thanksgiving, 1943

    11/19/2018 10:45:42 AM PST · by Olympiad Fisherman · 22 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 11-19-2018 | Mark Musser
    75 years ago this month, on November 3, 1943, some 43,000 Jews were gathered, shot and killed from various death and concentration camps the Nazis had set up in Poland. The SS called the action “Operation Erntefest,” which means “Harvest Festival.” Such a designation given by the Nazis themselves ....
  • Mark Levin w/Guest Victor David Hanson ( 1861 2.0 )

    11/19/2018 10:04:59 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 11 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/ ^ | Nov. 19 2018 | self
    Life,Liberty and Levin on FOXNEWS November 18, 2018. Guest, Victor David Hanson. VDH @ 38:43 : " I think we are in an 1861 1968 moment. Optimistically ... America the first truly multi-racial society... united by a shared ideology commitment to Constitutional government. If that doesn't`t happen, that very easily could not happen if we demagogue the identity politics and other issues then were going to go the route 1861 ...Something like the Balkans , Rwanda , Austria Hungary Ottoman empires ..."
  • The Gettysburg Address was 7 score and 15 years ago: contemporaneous photos and illustrations.

    11/19/2018 9:27:11 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 65 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 11/18/2018 | HarpyGoddess
    Everyone has posted the speech itself (and it's included here), but the background information is also interesting - not only the situation in America at the time, but also the extent to which the structure of the speech mimics (draws from?) Thucydides' account of Pericles' 430 B.C funeral oration at the end of the first year of the Peloponnesian War. Today is the anniversary of President Lincoln's delivery of his few "brief remarks" at the dedication of the new national cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, only four or so months after the great Civil War battle there that emerged as "the...
  • President James Garfield's bithday

    11/19/2018 7:46:23 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 9 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 11/17/2018 | HarpyGoddess
    It's President James Garfield's birthday - when he was shot, Alexander Graham Bell showed up with a metal detector to try to locate the bullet. Born in Moreland Hills, Ohio to a widowed farm wife, Garfield worked at a series of menial jobs but eventually attended Williams College, graduating in 1856. He entered politics as a Republican and served in the Ohio State Senate until the outbreak of the Civil War, in which he saw combat as a Union major general. In 1862 he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and served in that body until 1880, after...
  • 5 Famous Flags

    11/19/2018 4:46:00 AM PST · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/19/2018 | F Jardim
    A look back at the history of some of our Red, White and Blue banners. I don't know if you can be a patriot and not get choked up a bit when you see Old Glory flying in the breeze. My thoughts go first to the sacrifices of our military forces, because without them, we could not protect and preserve our unique way of life from outside aggression. The design of our flag represents I our republic. The 13 stripes remind us of our nation’s birth, with the brave rebellion of the original 13 colonies from Great Britain. Here are...
  • The Pilgrims May Not Be Who You Think They Were: An Interview with Jay Milbrandt

    11/18/2018 5:32:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Bible Gateway Blog ^ | November 2, 2017 | Jonathan Petersen
    Do you see the Pilgrims as folksy people in funny hats? The true story of the Pilgrims’ great journey to America was one of courageous faith, daring escape, and tenuous survival. Theirs is the story of refugees who fled intense religious persecution. Bible Gateway interviewed Jay Milbrandt (@JayMilbrandt) about his book, They Came for Freedom: The Forgotten, Epic Adventure of the Pilgrims (Thomas Nelson, 2017).As a lawyer and historian, how have you joined those two elements in writing this book?Jay Milbrandt: A lawyer is a storyteller. It’s our job to understand and explain the facts. I see my role as...
  • How to Shoot Wolves from an Airplane – Interview with 100-Year-Old Roy Eykamp

    11/17/2018 5:06:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 November, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Roy's friend, Pete Peterson holds up a couple of wolf hides in Canada Roy Eykamp is 100 years old and living in NSW, Australia. Shortly after WWII, Roy hunted wolves from a light, ski-equipped airplane in Ontario, Canada. He had tremendous success. He partnered with Harley Rauch, a famous South Dakota pilot.  Hunting wolves from an airplane while mere feet off the ground was a dangerous undertaking. Roy nearly died in a crash. I was fortunate enough to interview Roy. In the video, he explains the technique used to hunt wolves from the air, how the crash occurred, and...
  • Dem Antics in Florida Defy Logic [semi-satire]

    11/16/2018 4:31:52 PM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Nov 2018 | John Semmens
    The Florida Democratic Party made a post-election bid to "cure" defective ballots in the hope that a court would order these ballots to be counted in contradiction to state law. Chair of the Party, Terrie Rizzo explained that "it's only after all the legally compliant votes have been counted that we know how close the election was and whether it's worth the effort to try to get non-compliant ballots counted. With Republicans holding slim leads it was our assessment that bending the rules in the hope that a friendly judge would reward our effort seemed warranted." Meanwhile, defeated Sen. Bill...
  • Today in military history: 12-year-old earns Purple Heart, Bronze Star in Guadalcanal

    11/15/2018 12:59:47 PM PST · by fugazi · 42 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Nov. 15, 2018 | Chris Carter
    1942: Off Guadalcanal, the U.S. and Japanese fleets engage in one of only two battleship-on-battleship engagements of the Pacific War. While Kirishima hammers USS South Dakota (BB-57) in the early morning hours, USS Washington (BB-56) slips away undetected and maneuvers to near point-blank range, raking the Japanese battleship with devastating salvos. Japanese naval guns and torpedoes send three U.S. destroyers (Walke, Preston, and Benham) to the bottom of Ironbottom Sound, while U.S. warplanes destroy four troop transport ships carrying soldiers and badly needed supplies. The Allies have inflicted such heavy losses on the Japanese that they abandon the mission to...
  • The Battle Of Athens

    11/15/2018 4:37:51 AM PST · by gaggs · 8 replies
    The Battle of Athens, TN, 1946; a well regulated militia of WWII veterans exercised their 2nd amendment rights and overthrew their tyrannical and corrupt county government in Tennessee that was attempting to defraud voters. I. Introduction On 2 August 1946, some Americans, brutalized by their county government, used armed force to overturn it. These Americans wanted honest, open elections. For years they had asked for state or Federal election monitors to prevent vote fraud -- forged ballots, secret ballot counts, and intimidation by armed sheriff's deputies -- by the local political boss. They got no help. These Americans' absolute refusal...
  • Biological Leninism

    11/14/2018 6:58:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Bloody Shovel ^ | 14 November, 2018 | Spandrell
    Of course liberal politics kept being a mess. No cohesion in a ruling class which has no good incentive to stick to each other. But of course the incentive is still out there. A cohesive ruling class can monopolize power and extract rents from the whole society forever. The ghost of Lenin is always there. And so the arrow of history kept bending in Lenin’s direction. The West started to build up a Leninist power structure. Not overtly, not as a conscious plan. It just worked that way because the incentives were out there for everyone to see, and so...
  • What We Can Expect With a Democrat-Marxist Controlled House of Representatives….

    11/13/2018 1:05:55 PM PST · by Ancesthntr · 54 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse/The Last Refuge ^ | November 8, 2018 | Sundance
    CTH has received multiple requests for a review of predictable consequences as a result of the midterm election. Thankfully, and perhaps unfortunately, we have solid references to base these predictions on – because there’s a solid frame of reference from the 2006 midterm and the subsequent consequences we saw in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010. If we take the empirical 2006 example as the starting point and overlay the 2018 landscape to modernize the predictive model, what results is a most likely scenario. First, any intellectually honest review must overlay the current political environment. In 2018 the scale of unchecked lawless...
  • Vox Justifies Leftists Terrorizing Opponents [semi-satire]

    11/13/2018 7:18:47 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Nov 2018 | John Semmens
    Last week a loud and angry mob of Antifa activists surrounded the home of Fox News personality Tucker Carlson engaged in lengthy chanting of leftist slogans and ended up breaking the home’s front door. Tucker’s terrified wife barricaded herself inside and called the police. While most media commentators on both sides of the left-right spectrum denounced this tactic, Vox Senior Correspondent and co-founder Matthew Yglesias hailed it, saying “I think the idea behind terrorizing his family is to make them feel some of the fear that the victims of MAGA-inspired violence feel thanks to the non-stop racial incitement coming from...
  • Myth of a "RED" Arizona

    11/13/2018 5:48:12 AM PST · by LS · 75 replies
    self | 11/13/2018 | LS
    As a native Arizonian---though one who has been away for 30 years until 2016---I forgot a lot of my history. People like to paint states or regions as "red" or "blue" but Arizona, like most states, has a complex and hardly linear past. Arizona began as a "Progressive" state and was denied statehood for many years because it had "democratic" elements in its state constitution (the first to do so): Initiative, Referendum, and Recall of state officials. They also included direct election of senators and women's suffrage. The feds found this unconstitutional and delayed statehood status for this reason. Arizonians...
  • Florida Election Results 2018 - Results last updated Nov. 12, 8:55 a.m.

    11/12/2018 7:03:33 AM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/12/2018 | Staff
    U.S. Senate POLITICO Predicts: Toss-Up The race between Nelson and Scott could set records as the most expensive Senate election of all time. Election results Map Percent Candidate Party Votes Winner 50.1% Rick Scott GOP 4,098,107 49.9% Bill Nelson* Dem 4,085,545 100% of precincts reporting (6,111/6,111) *Incumbent 8,183,652 total votes
  • Words to Taps

    11/12/2018 5:23:02 AM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/12/2018 | D Breteau
    The story and origin of the bugle call known as "Taps" can be found in many versions, including the legend of a son fighting on the opposing side of the Civil War from his father. This legend depicts a Northern boy who was killed fighting for the Confederates. His father, Robert Ellicombe, a captain in the Union Army, came upon his son’s body and found the notes to “Taps” in the pocket of the dead boy’s uniform. When Union General Daniel Sickles heard the story, he had the notes played at the boy’s funeral. While this very short version of...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 11/12/2018

    11/12/2018 4:38:02 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/12/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    In northern California 29 are dead and hundred are reported missing because of the "Camp Fire" that started last Thursday and consumed the town of Paradise on Friday, burning over 6,700 structures in the town of 26,000. 228 people are reported missing according to the Butte County Sheriff...... President Trump was in France yesterday at an American cemetery..... The President was in attendance earlier at a ceremony in Paris along with the leaders of more than 60 nations.... Polling data for the European Parliament elections next May shows Marine Le Pen's National Rally Party, formerly the National Front..... Two-hundred thousand...
  • Perspective

    11/11/2018 4:38:16 PM PST · by lyby · 3 replies
    je ^ | November 11, 2018 | yo
    Feeling feelings not wholly mine. Soldiers fighting. Family. Mourning. Missing. Regretting. Loving. Sacrificing. For FREEDOM.
  • Loch Ness and the Quest for Collusion

    11/11/2018 12:39:25 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 6 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | November 9, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    <p>Now, that's not to say that I think I know what it is. It might be a family of ancient plesiosaurs that survived the dinosaur extinction, or it might be a water serpent of some kind, or it might be some other rare critter that doesn't exist anywhere else (or at least, hasn't been spotted anywhere else). I haven't the foggiest, and I don't care. I'm just sure there's something there - something - or somethings - seen and reported there on occasion, ever since the days of St Columba, a millenium and a half ago.</p>