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The story of slave trader John Newton and "Amazing Grace"


By:  @krishna, 2 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @kavika, 2 weeks ago

[jrEmbed module="jrYouTube" youtube_id="JmhqszfmLu8"] Amazing Grace! How sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me I once was lost but now am found Was blind but now I see  
 
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Obama makes surprise visit to Jerusalem's Western Wall


By:  @krishna, one month ago
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Latest By:  @randy, one month ago

A interesting moment in history: Jerusalem - July 24, 2008 Barack Obama  ended his trip to Israel this morning with a surprise visit to Jerusalem's Western Wall, before heading to Berlin. Wearing a yarmulke, the Democratic candidate placed a prayer in the wall. Yesterday Obama pledged his "unshakeable commitment to Israel's security," after a day of meetings with the country's most senior leaders and a helicopter flight into a town that has borne the brunt of rockets... 
 
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New Orleans takes down third Confederate monument


By:  @community, one month ago
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Latest By:  @johnrussell, one month ago

New Orleans takes down third Confederate monument Fox News, Published May 17, 2017 New Orleans removes third Confederate statue Workers in New Orleans removed a third Confederate monument from the city early Wednesday. The statue of Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard on his horse was lifted off its base shortly after 3 a.m., Fox 8 reported. Many historians have considered Beauregard the first notable general of the Confederate Army during the Civil War. This was the third Confederate-era... 
 
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I was raised in my youngest years, from birth to eight in Grand Rapids, Michigan. My parents divorced when I was five in 1960. No big deal as it was the newest rage back then. I won't bore you with a lot of the details that most of you already know, because this is an article about race and the absurdity of racism sometimes. My parents were not racists (both of them have passed away, my father more then 17 years ago a few days before Thanksgiving at 63 and my mother a bit more then a year... 
 
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The Rockefeller File The Power of Foundations


By:  @jwc2blue, 2 months ago
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Latest By:  @jwc2blue, 2 months ago

http://educate-yourself.org/ga/RF4chap1976.shtml "If you wish to control commerce, banking, transportation, and natural resources on a national level,  you must control the federal government . If you and your clique wish to establish worldwide monopolies, you must control a  World Government . The Rockefellers are not humanitarians; they are power-seeking Machiavellians. They are using. their phony philanthropy as a guise for seizing power on a magnitude that would make old John D.... 
 
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A s a young man Ernest Hemingway wrote, “when you go to war as a boy, you have a great illusion of immortality. Other people get killed; not you.” Joe Galloway in Vietnam. Courtesy photo Joseph Lee Galloway experienced this illusion at the age of 17 when he convinced his mother to sign for him so he could join the Army. He had just graduated high school but dreamed of reporting from the front lines of battle like his hero, World War II war correspondent Ernie Pyle. But in fact,... 
 
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Much-loved 'George Washington oak tree' cut down


By:  @randy, 2 months ago
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Latest By:  @johnrussell, 2 months ago

A 600-year-old oak tree where President George Washington once picnicked has been cut down after starting to show signs of its age. Working under a grey cloudy sky on Monday, crews in a New Jersey town cut down limbs and pieces of trunk as community members looked on. "Everybody knows Basking Ridge because of this tree. It's a sad sight to see it come down," said one resident . Acorns from the tree have already been used to grow a replacement. A young 16-year old tree,... 
 
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Korea June 25th 1950 North Korea Invades South Korea.


By:  @kavika, 2 months ago
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Latest By:  @kavika, 2 months ago

June 25th 1950, North Korean tanks and troops rolled across the 38th parallel into South Korea. Thus the start of the Korean War that lasted until July 27th, 1953. The U.S. and South Korea were unprepared for the attack and the first months of the war, Seoul has taken by the North Koreans, the Korean Army was crushed and the U.S. was pushed to the south end of Korea. Next stop the ocean. The Pusan Perimeter was where the US forces held. The break out from Pusan the US military and... 
 
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Japan's Underwater Aircraft Carrier.....The Largest Submarine Ever Built.


By:  @kavika, 2 months ago
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Latest By:  @1ofmany, 2 months ago

The article is from 2005, but the size of this submarine is amazing. A underwater aircraft carrier, 400 feet long. Ahoy - Mac's Web Log Naval, Maritime, Australian History and more Mackenzie J Gregory :: Home :: Articles :: Letters :: Features :: Search :: Popular subjects :: Guests' stories :: Forum :: Contact       Japanese Submarine I-401 found off Hawaii Introduction. During... 
 
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How Western Civilisation Could Collapse.


By:  @randy, 2 months ago
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Latest By:  @randy, 2 months ago

Some possible precipitating factors are already in place. How the West reacts to them will determine the world’s future, says Rachel Nuwer. By Rachel Nuwer 18 April 2017 The political economist Benjamin Friedman once compared modern Western society to a stable bicycle whose wheels are kept spinning by economic growth. Should that forward-propelling motion slow or cease, the pillars that define our society – democracy, individual liberties, social tolerance and... 
 
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Mom Cuts Off Son Who Took His Wife's Last Name


By:  @community, 3 months ago
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Latest By:  @community, 3 months ago

This was in Dear Abby this morning-- and it got me to thinking: Mom Cuts Off Son Who Took His Wife's Last Name Apr 05, 2017 - Letter 3 of 3   DEAR ABBY: I am estranged from my son because he changed his last name when he married. He did it over my objection. Reportedly, his wife's parents tried to dissuade them from doing it, too. The explanation we were given was "they need to have the same last name to feel like a family." I suppose our last name was not acceptable,... 
 
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Kentucky in the Civil War - Nancy's Fire, Elizabethtown, KY


By:  @dowser, 4 years ago
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Latest By:  @community, 3 months ago

My great-great grandmother, Nancy Ann Edlin Trumbo was a full-blooded Cherokee, whose family escaped The Place Where They Cried(what we call The Trail of Tears). Both of her parents, Hannah Essex Edlin and James Edlin, were Cherokee, but owned land near Hodgenville, (Lincolns birthplace), in Kentucky. Their land was in their hands long before the Trail of Tears, and during the trying times of the Civil War. Edlin is an English name-- I have to wonder if they took an English name to... 
 
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Old Tyme Arcade games!


By:  @krishna, 3 months ago
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Latest By:  @krishna, 3 months ago

OK-- Just to get us started, here are 4 that were popular (mostly early 1980s I believe...???). Anyone played any of these? Other favourites?   P.S: If you have the patience watch through to the later parts of these videos or fast forward...the higher levels in some of these are really excellent!      Space Invaders Me playing the classic Space Invaders on my Playstation 2 by Taito Legends collection. Space Invaders was designed and programmed by Toshihiro Nishikado for Taito,... 
 
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The Civil War in Kentucky -- Sophronia's Crazy Quilt


By:  @dowser, 4 years ago
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Latest By:  @community, 3 months ago

New Castle, KY was the home of my great-great grandparents William Owen and Sophronia Combs Bruce. They lived on about 3,000+ acres of land along the Drennon Springs Road, only part of the original family holdings from Williams grandfather, also William O. Bruce. The Bruce Family Farm was in the hands of the family from 1812 until 1969. As a girl, I went there every year with my little Grandma, whose half-uncles still lived on the farm. They were named, true to form, William and John,... 
 
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The West - A Journey through the Eight-Part Documentary Series


By:  @pj, 3 months ago
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Latest By:  @community, 3 months ago

http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/program/episodes/ I was bored the other evening and ran across this series about the West.  Very interesting and although a lot of it I already knew there is still enough that I didn't.  For instance, I learned that Cali means "gold" and fornia means "don't you want some".  That's where California came from.  At least that's what the documentary claims.          
 
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Danish boy finds remains of German Messerschmitt in a field


By:  @randy, 4 months ago
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Latest By:  @spikegary, 4 months ago

    By Rebecca Seales BBC News   When Klaus Kristiansen tried to bring his son's history homework to life, he probably wasn't expecting the boy to unearth a buried World War Two warplane. Or for excited TV crews, forensic police and explosives experts to descend on his family's farm in Birkelse, Denmark. But that's exactly what happened when 14-year-old Daniel Rom Kristiansen found the remains of a German Messerschmitt plane, and its pilot, in an unremarkable... 
 
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The 100 Most Influential People Of All Time


By:  @johnrussell, 5 months ago
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Latest By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 5 months ago

Here are the top 20 agreements? disagreements?    http://www.biographyonline.net/people/100-most-influential.html 100 most influential people in world history This is a list chosen by Michael H. Hast, from the book ‘ 100 most influential people in the world ‘. He chose people on a ranking of who had done the most to influence the world. Muhammad  (570 – 632 AD) Prophet of Islam. Isaac Newton  (1642 – 1727) – British mathematician and scientist. Jesus... 
 
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Hard gangsta cries like a little bitch after getting a life sentence


By:  @aeonpax, 5 months ago
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Latest By:  @sean-treacy, 5 months 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, 6 months ago
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Latest By:  @community, 6 months 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, 6 months ago
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Latest By:  @community, 6 months 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, 9 months ago
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Latest By:  @tex-stankley, 9 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, 9 months ago
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Latest By:  @kavika, 9 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, 9 months ago
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Latest By:  @community, 9 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, 9 months ago
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Latest By:  @bob-nelson, 9 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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