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Lessons of first WTC bombing (1993)

Lessons of first WTC bombing (1993)


Via: krishna  •  History & Sociology  •  6 Comments  •  3 years ago

[I was motivated to seed this article from the past when I saw this recent this seed of this current (8/31/2019) news story: " Robert F. Kennedy Assassin Sirhan Sirhan Stabbed In Prison"]....
The Strike That Shook America

The Strike That Shook America


Via: kavika  •  History & Sociology  •  21 Comments  •  3 years ago

This coming Monday the U.S. will be celebrating Labor Day. The origins of Labor Day are not a picnic and BBQ, but brutal fighting for the rights of workers. This is one of the strikes that...
Aboriginal Talking Sticks - Native Custom

Aboriginal Talking Sticks - Native Custom


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  History & Sociology  •  11 Comments  •  3 years ago

Aboriginal Talking Sticks - Native Custom Traditional Talking Stick The Talking Stick is a tool used in many Native American Traditions when a council is called. It allows all council...
Returning the Military After WW2

Returning the Military After WW2


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  History & Sociology  •  5 Comments  •  3 years ago

Returning the Military After WW2 These are the most incredible pictures of the returning military from World War 2. This is proof of history you'll probably never see in children's school...
Early Native American Guitarist that Rocked, Rock

Early Native American Guitarist that Rocked, Rock


By: kavika  •  History & Sociology  •  35 Comments  •  3 years ago

In 1958 a young guitarist named Link Wray, A Shawnee Indian from rural North Carolina rocked the world with his song ''Rumble''. Rumble was banned because it was said it would create gang...
Politicians Don’t Actually Care What Voters Want

Politicians Don’t Actually Care What Voters Want


Via: bob-nelson  •  History & Sociology  •  14 Comments  •  3 years ago

We like to think that politicians care about what their constituents want. If voters in a legislative district have certain views about, say, the legality of abortion, we assume that their...
Remembering Oka: Canadian forces vs. Mohawks over a golf course and a burial ground

Remembering Oka: Canadian forces vs. Mohawks over a golf course and a burial ground


Via: kavika  •  History & Sociology  •  25 Comments  •  3 years ago

The Oka crisis was a militarized dispute between the Mohawk people of Kahnawake and the Canadian government over a planned golf course that was to be built over a Mohawk burial ground...
Pan Am Stewardesses Recall Last Flight Out Of Vietnam, 40 Years After Fall Of Saigon

Pan Am Stewardesses Recall Last Flight Out Of Vietnam, 40 Years After Fall Of Saigon


Via: kavika  •  History & Sociology  •  18 Comments  •  3 years ago

Pan Am, the iconic airline that served American for decades and covered the world with their flights.  The Pan Am Clipper is iconic in aviation history.  This is the story of thre most fareful...
The Debate On The Founding Fathers

The Debate On The Founding Fathers


Via: john-russell  •  History & Sociology  •  20 Comments  •  3 years ago

excerpted from Encyclopedia Britannica .....Within the broader world of popular opinion in the United States, the Founding Fathers are often accorded near mythical status as demigods who...
When white supremacists overthrew a government

When white supremacists overthrew a government


Via: bob-nelson  •  History & Sociology  •  1 Comments  •  3 years ago

What Truck Drivers Think About Autonomous Trucking

What Truck Drivers Think About Autonomous Trucking


Via: bob-nelson  •  History & Sociology  •  13 Comments  •  3 years ago

So this week , I've been visiting (and sleeping, eating and showering in) truck stops in Nevada, Utah and Idaho, to hear what truck drivers themselves have to say about the future of their...
When We Kill

When We Kill


Via: bob-nelson  •  History & Sociology  •  32 Comments  •  3 years ago

“I hereby sentence you to death.” The words of Judge Clifford B. Shepard filled the courtroom in Jacksonville, Fla., on Oct. 27, 1976. Shepard was sentencing Clifford Williams Jr., whom a...
Has Tokyo reached ‘peak city’?

Has Tokyo reached ‘peak city’?


Via: bob-nelson  •  History & Sociology  •  1 Comments  •  3 years ago

Easyturn/Getty Tokyo is often described as crowded, mushrooming, figuratively bursting at the seams. Except, in many ways, it’s not. Unlike many megacities, the world’s largest...
In the future, will the English language be full of accented characters?

In the future, will the English language be full of accented characters?


Via: bob-nelson  •  History & Sociology  •  3 Comments  •  3 years ago

We've included accents in some words for a long time; after all, we like to steal words from languages such as French, Italian, and German. But they're not an official part of the English...
Who Can Adopt a Native American Child? A Texas Couple vs. 573 Tribes

Who Can Adopt a Native American Child? A Texas Couple vs. 573 Tribes


Via: bob-nelson  •  History & Sociology  •  3 Comments  •  3 years ago

The 3-year-old boy who could upend a 40-year-old law aimed at protecting Native American children barreled into the suburban living room, merrily defying his parents’ prediction that he...
Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt Jr. Took Charge

Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt Jr. Took Charge


By: john-russell  •  History & Sociology  •  7 Comments  •  3 years ago

There were setbacks at Utah, as on every beach. Of the 360 United States bombers sent just before the land ings to bomb the German beach defenses at Utah, 67 did not release their bombs:...
Who’s Afraid of Arabic Numerals?

Who’s Afraid of Arabic Numerals?


Via: bob-nelson  •  History & Sociology  •  1 Comments  •  3 years ago

Should Americans, as part of their school curriculum, learn Arabic numerals? CivicScience , a Pittsburgh-based research firm, put that question to some 3,200 Americans recently in a poll...
In western France, a village remembers D-Day's 'secret massacre'

In western France, a village remembers D-Day's 'secret massacre'


Via: bob-nelson  •  History & Sociology  •  4 Comments  •  3 years ago

After four years under German occupation , 12-year-old Marthe Rigault, awoken by the roar of aircraft overhead, watched as her parents warmed the foreign soldier with a flask of coffee. By...
Single Mothers Are Surging Into the Work Force

Single Mothers Are Surging Into the Work Force


Via: bob-nelson  •  History & Sociology  •  1 Comments  •  3 years ago

Single mothers in the United States can face many barriers to employment, like finding affordable child care and predictable work schedules. For many, a sick child or a flat tire can mean a...
Seriously, Meryl Streep? 'Toxic masculinity' doesn't hurt men – it kills them

Seriously, Meryl Streep? 'Toxic masculinity' doesn't hurt men – it kills them


Via: bob-nelson  •  History & Sociology  •  5 Comments  •  3 years ago

#NotAllMen, says Meryl Streep Meryl Streep isn’t a big fan of the phrase “toxic masculinity”, apparently. During a recent panel discussion about the new season of Big Little Lies the cast...
Memorial Day - In Flanders Fields

Memorial Day - In Flanders Fields


Via: kavika  •  History & Sociology  •  41 Comments  •  3 years ago

Memorial Day is for those American servicemen and women that died in battle.  The Red Poppy and the poem Flanders Fields are know though out north America and much of the world.  This is the...
Decrypting the Alt-Right: How to Recognize a Fascist

Decrypting the Alt-Right: How to Recognize a Fascist


Via: bob-nelson  •  History & Sociology  •  1 Comments  •  3 years ago

required for all website administrators About once a week, the inestimable Fred Clark posts " Smart people saying smart things ", a short collection of worthwhile reading. This week he...
Unlearning the myth of American innocence

Unlearning the myth of American innocence


Via: bob-nelson  •  History & Sociology  •  7 Comments  •  3 years ago

M y mother recently found piles of my notebooks from when I was a small child that were filled with plans for my future. I was very ambitious. I wrote out what I would do at every age:...
Here’s Why the Birth Rate Is So Low in the United States

Here’s Why the Birth Rate Is So Low in the United States


Via: bob-nelson  •  History & Sociology  •  7 Comments  •  3 years ago

Millennials are blamed for a lot of things. They killed landline phones. They destroyed movie rental stores. They even get flack for the decline in bar soap use. Now they might be getting...
Name of Thrones: Parents are naming their kids after favorite 'GoT' characters

Name of Thrones: Parents are naming their kids after favorite 'GoT' characters


Via: perrie-halpern  •  History & Sociology  •  0 Comments  •  3 years ago

By   Joe Murphy For the 319 baby girls born and named Lyanna last year, “Game of Thrones” will never end. More parents are bestowing “Game of Thrones” character names on their children than...
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