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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  •  20 Comments  •  16 hours 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  •  4 days 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  •  6 days 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 occupy...
MBTI (Myers-Briggs) Part II: What Personality Type Are You?  NT users'  results revealed! (& some other fascinating stuff)

MBTI (Myers-Briggs) Part II: What Personality Type Are You? NT users' results revealed! (& some other fascinating stuff)


By: krishna  •  History & Sociology  •  63 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

[Scroll down to see what type various people on NT are....] If you missed it, Part I is HERE. Part III : MBTI Myers-Briggs Personality Test - Part III: The "Secret" of each personality type...
What Personality Type Are You? The MBTI  ("Myers Briggs Type Indicator") - PART I of V

What Personality Type Are You? The MBTI ("Myers Briggs Type Indicator") - PART I of V


By: krishna  •  History & Sociology  •  284 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

There are various differing theories of personality-- and personality types. One that I find both interesting and useful is...
When white supremacists overthrew a government

When white supremacists overthrew a government


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

What Truck Drivers Think About Autonomous Trucking

What Truck Drivers Think About Autonomous Trucking


Via: bob-nelson  •  History & Sociology  •  13 Comments  •  3 weeks 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  •  4 weeks 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 jury...
Has Tokyo reached ‘peak city’?

Has Tokyo reached ‘peak city’?


Via: bob-nelson  •  History & Sociology  •  1 Comments  •  one month 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 metropolitan area...
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  •  one month 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  •  one month 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 might be...
Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt Jr. Took Charge

Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt Jr. Took Charge


By: john-russell  •  History & Sociology  •  7 Comments  •  one month ago

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

Who’s Afraid of Arabic Numerals?


Via: bob-nelson  •  History & Sociology  •  1 Comments  •  one month 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 seemingly...
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  •  one month 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 dawn,...
Single Mothers Are Surging Into the Work Force

Single Mothers Are Surging Into the Work Force


Via: bob-nelson  •  History & Sociology  •  1 Comments  •  one month 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 lost...
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  •  one month 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 started...
Memorial Day - In Flanders Fields

Memorial Day - In Flanders Fields


Via: kavika  •  History & Sociology  •  41 Comments  •  2 months 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  •  2 months 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 included a...
Unlearning the myth of American innocence

Unlearning the myth of American innocence


Via: bob-nelson  •  History & Sociology  •  7 Comments  •  2 months ago

My 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: when I...
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  •  2 months 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  •  2 months 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 ever,...
Ladies, Stop Trying to Have Sex Like Men

Ladies, Stop Trying to Have Sex Like Men


Via: vic-eldred  •  History & Sociology  •  266 Comments  •  2 months ago

MAY 9, 2019 By Suzanne Venker In her book “Unprotected,” former campus psychiatrist Dr. Miriam Grossman introduces readers to Olivia, a college student at the University of California, Los...
Why the Bay of Pigs Invasion Went So Wrong

Why the Bay of Pigs Invasion Went So Wrong


Via: kavika  •  History & Sociology  •  29 Comments  •  2 months ago

Before the break of dawn on April 15, 1961, a squadron of eight B-26 bombers piloted by Cuban exiles roared down a Nicaraguan airstrip on a secret mission. The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency...
 'Senseless hate': the far right's deep roots in southern California

'Senseless hate': the far right's deep roots in southern California


Via: bob-nelson  •  History & Sociology  •  3 Comments  •  2 months ago

The murderous attack on the Poway synagogue in San Diego last weekend may have shattered some people’s image of southern California as a sunny, liberal enclave. But the region has for decades...
These Japanese-American Linguists Became America's Secret Weapon During WWII

These Japanese-American Linguists Became America's Secret Weapon During WWII


Via: kavika  •  History & Sociology  •  1 Comments  •  2 months ago

In February 1942, a small group of members of a top-secret military language school defied orders. They slipped out of their headquarters in San Francisco and snuck toward their destination, a...
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