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Hard gangsta cries like a little bitch after getting a life sentence


By:  @aeonpax, one week ago
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Latest By:  @sean-treacy, one week ago

` Closer to my home, this happened recently in Milwaukee;   [jrEmbed module="jrYouTube" youtube_id="_TY_Sx14iUY"]    
 
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  This New Year, Dr. Helmut Diefenthal plans to relax a little, a rare occurrence over the past century. Diefenthal, 92, spent his younger years fighting hookworm epidemics in rural Malaysia and tuberculosis at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. Even as he approaches his own centennial, his adventures cross continents. The Minneapolis-based medical missionary took two week-long trips to Tanzania this year to proctor exams in the medical school he founded 30 years ago, and a side... 
 
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December 20th, 1944 Ardenne Forest - The Epic Battle of the Bulge.


By:  @krav-maga, one month ago
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Latest By:  @community, 4 weeks ago

Today there are few on NT that remember this date, or the pivotal battle that took place. The ''Battle of the Bulge'' was fought in bitter cold that lasted from December 16th to January 25th, 1944. The Battle of the Bulge as it's know was the largest land engagement for the U.S. Army in WWII. It was also the most deadly. 100,000 casualties. The 28th Infantry Division was destroyed. Two regiments were left and joined other units to form a ''scratch'' unit. The battle raged for... 
 
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Remembering the Alamo Scouts: The Silent Warriors of World War II


By:  @angry-red-man, one month ago
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Latest By:  @community, 4 weeks ago

During the many wars that the U.S. has been involved in there have been units that were little known, but had a powerful influence. This is one such unit whose mission were keep secret until the 1980's. Numbering only 138 men, including officers the Alamo Scouts were one of those units. Their behind enemy lines missions in the Pacific Theater were the thing of legend. The Scouts were disbanded without ceremony at Kyoto, Japan, in November 1945, never to be reconstituted. In 1988, the... 
 
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Why unique baby names are trending in the U.S.


By:  @perrie-berlin-halpern, 4 months ago
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Latest By:  @tex-stankley, 4 months ago

  An increasing number of American parents are choosing unusual baby names.         SO....... I came across this article which I found a bit curious... American parents continued the trend toward choosing more unique  names for their children,” said Jean Twenge, a psychologist at San Diego State University and author of “Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled – and More Miserable Than Ever Before” (Free... 
 
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Ever Notice?


By:  @enoch, 4 months ago
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Latest By:  @kavika, 4 months ago

Ever notice how every program on the History channel is a repeat? E.  
 
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Nancy Wake - Heroine of World War 2


By:  @kavika, 4 months ago
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Latest By:  @community, 4 months ago

Nancy Wake - Heroine of World War 2 Nancy Wake DOB/DOD: 30 August 1912, died 7 August 2011 NATIONALITY: New Zealand BACKGROUND: Born in New Zealand and raised in North Sydney, Australia. From a broken home, youngest of six children, married a weatlhy French industrialist just before the outbreak of WWII ALIASES/NICKNAMES: "White Mouse" by the Gestapo because of her ability to elude capture WANTED BY: Gestapo, German high command, German Army (Bounty of 5,000,000 Franc reward for... 
 
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What ‘SJW’ really means


By:  @bob-nelson, 4 months ago
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Latest By:  @bob-nelson, 4 months ago

SJW   “The Lord is with you, you mighty warrior,” the angel says to Gideon in the book of Judges.   That’s pretty harsh because Gideon is neither a warrior nor is he mighty. When the angel shows up, he’s hiding in a wine press, trying to thresh wheat where he won’t be seen by the raiding and pillaging Midianites who have been ravaging Israel in this story. “You mighty warrior,” is a withering bit of scorn.*   Something like that same sarcastic epithet has become the... 
 
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Tribeca 9/11


By:  @jwc2blue, 4 months ago
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Latest By:  @jwc2blue, 4 months ago

https://tribecafilm.com/stories/watch-this-short-boatlift-directed-by-eddie-rosenstein-september  
 
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Why Did the U.S. Lose the Vietnam War?


By:  @pj, 5 months ago
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Latest By:  @tex-stankley, 4 months ago

Why Did the U.S. Lose the Vietnam War?   [jrEmbed module="jrYouTube" id="81"]     By  Quora Contributor                             Henry Kissinger signs the Paris Peace Accords on Jan. 27, 1973 in Paris. The war ended on April 30, 1975, when Saigon surrendered almost without fighting to the communist forces, ending the United States’ involvement in Vietnam.* Photo by AFP/Getty Images This question... 
 
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Cave In Rock, IL -- Pictures and Travelogue


By:  @community, 7 months ago
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Latest By:  @community, 5 months ago

The very first place my son Matthew and I went on vacation was Cave in Rock, iL...  We drove over, following the Trail of Tears to the place where the Cherokee crossed the Ohio River, on their way to Oklahoma.  But there are many layers of history here...   Long about 10,000 years ago, the continental glacial sheet began to melt and all that melt water had to go somewhere...  A mile thick layer of ice makes a lot of water, and it all had to drain down to the sea, so the water carved a... 
 
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       Ninety-five years ago today, European diplomats gathered at a porcelain factory in the Paris suburb of Sèvres and signed a treaty to remake the Middle East from the ashes of the Ottoman empire. The plan collapsed so quickly we barely remember it anymore, but the short-lived Treaty of Sèvres, no less than the endlessly discussed Sykes-Picot agreement , had consequences that can still be seen today. We might do well to consider a few of them as the anniversary... 
 
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Following the Trail of Hansel and Gretel...


By:  @community, 7 months ago
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Latest By:  @community, 7 months ago

Let’s face it—as a geologist, I’ve driven on some bad roads…  Some VERY bad roads.  I’ve made it through Eastern KY on old logging roads, that aren’t really roads at all, but are more like pathways through the forest, clinging to the side of a mountain.  Coal mining roads, where one must dodge loaded coal trucks and various mining implements to just get to the office, not even to the place where we’re drilling.  The Long Island Expressway, in rush hour traffic, sandwiched behind a truck... 
 
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Rescuing Warsaw's overgrown Jewish graves


By:  @community, 7 months ago
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Latest By:  @pj, 7 months ago

By Alex Duval Smith BBC News, Warsaw   Nature has taken over some of Poland's Jewish cemeteries. But a group of volunteers is trying to ensure those buried in them aren't forgotten. Alicja Mroczkowska, one of the organisers, hands out gardening gloves. We've a choice of rakes and shears for implements. Alicja says the less energetic ones among us can do the railings. She decants black rustproof paint into small pots. Our little band of a dozen volunteers heads off... 
 
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The house where the Philippines' forgotten 'comfort women' were held


By:  @community, 7 months ago
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Latest By:  @community, 7 months ago

By Jane McMullen BBC Our World, Mapanique, The Philippines   Hundreds of thousands of women and girls across Asia were raped and forced into sexual slavery by Japanese soldiers during World War Two. Some have been offered a direct apology and compensation from the Japanese government - but not in the Philippines. The last survivors there want their suffering to finally be acknowledged. This article contains graphic details which some readers may find disturbing. "At... 
 
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A FASCINATING STORY


By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 8 months ago
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Latest By:  @community, 8 months ago

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New Mexico Legends Acoma Pueblo - Ancient Sky City


By:  @kavika, 8 months ago
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Latest By:  @ravenwing, 8 months ago

NEW MEXICO LEGENDS Acoma Pueblo - Ancient Sky City Strategically built atop a 357-foot sandstone mesa for defensive purposes, the Acoma Pueblo is more familiarly known as Sky City. Believed to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the United States, the pueblo was built sometime between 1100 and 1250 A.D.   The name "Acoma" means "People of the White Rock" in the Puebloan Kersan dialect. The pueblo , covering some 70 acres, is actually comprised of several... 
 
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http://mic.com/articles/143323/no-iwont-just-move-on-powerfully-explains-why-native-american-history-matters-so-much#.fG2D4A3Eq Vincent Schilling is tired of people asking him why he cares so much about the past. In a  heartfelt post  published Wednesday, the  Indian Country Today Media Network  editor explained the mission behind the hashtag he started #NoIWontJustMoveOn. "As a Native American/First Nations man, (Akwesasne Mohawk)," Schilling wrote, "I have been asked on too many... 
 
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U.S. History Quiz


By:  @johnrussell, 9 months ago
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Latest By:  @community, 9 months ago

Not as easy as some you see online, but not tremendously difficult either for people who follow US history. See how you do http://history.howstuffworks.com/historical-events/us-history-expert-quiz.htm   I was You scored 27  out of 30  
 
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From Swastika to Thunderbird


By:  @kavika, last year
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Latest By:  @1stwarrior, 9 months ago

There has been articles and comments regarding the use of the swastika on NT. I would like to give you some background on the use of the swastika in the Native American culture. It has been used for centuries by the Native people. It is especially prominent among the Navajo Nation. When it was co-opted by the Nazi's, the Native tribes stopped using it, even though they had used it for centuries. Today, you can find building in New Mexico with the swastika on them. These buildings... 
 
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Morgan Freeman Asks Navajo About God


By:  @kavika, 9 months ago
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Latest By:  @kavika, 9 months ago

Courtesy National Geographic Channel An unusual guest attended 12-year-old Maysun Peterson’s Kinaaldá, or traditional maturity ceremony, for Navajo girls—Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Morgan Freeman. Morgan Freeman Asks Navajo About God Alysa Landry An unusual guest attended 12-year-old Maysun Peterson’s Kinaaldá, or traditional maturity ceremony, for Navajo girls. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Morgan Freeman joined Maysun’s family for the... 
 
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The Battle of Hill 937 - Hamburger Hill Viet Nam. 47th Anniversary


By:  @kavika, 9 months ago
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Latest By:  @nowhere-man, 9 months ago

Soon it will be the 47th anniversary (May 10-20) of a battle of the Viet Nam war that showed America the futility of the war. American public opinion had turned against the war. When the story of this battle hit the American newspapers what support was left was heading south. Hill 937, a simple name, with no real meaning to it. It was known to those that fought there as ''Hamburger Hill'', the meat grinder. The 101st Airborne, the Screaming Eagles was the American unit that fought at... 
 
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  Remembering the Alamo Scouts: Many American Indians Fought in World War II Michelle Tirado 5/27/11   By now, most of the world knows what the U.S. Navy SEAL unit can do. The recent covert operation that went down in Abbottabad, Pakistan—Team 6 swooping down on a compound in four stealth helicopters in the predawn darkness and killing or capturing more than 20 people, Osama bin Laden among the dead, in about 40 minutes—was... 
 
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First Nation hopes to lure tourists to British Columbia ghost town where Donald Trump’s grandpa ran a brothel By Glen Schaefer and John Coleburn, Postmedia News (reported by National Post), April 5, 2016   A First Nations band is planning to start luring tourists this summer to the northern B.C. ghost town where Donald Trump’s pioneering grandfather once ran a brothel. The Carcross Tagish First Nation, whose territory straddles the B.C.-Yukon border, is building a... 
 
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