Jul 14 02:19

This Week In History News, July 8 – 14

Centuries-old stone may solve Lost Roanoke Colony mystery, new study says we didn't all evolve from one population, unearthed ancient Egyptian sarcophagus contains unknown body.

430-Year-Old Mystery Of The Lost Colony Of Roanoke May Finally Be Solved Thanks To This Stone

Jul 13 22:01

This 2,000-Year-Old Chinese Woman Is One Of The Most Well-Preserved Mummies In The World

Xin Zhui died in 163 BC. When they found her in 1971, her hair was intact, her skin was soft to the touch, and her veins still housed type-A blood.

Now more than 2,000 years old, Xin Zhui, also known as Lady Dai, is a mummified woman of China’s Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) who still has her own hair, is soft to the touch, and has ligaments that still bend, much like a living person. She is widely recognized as the best-preserved human mummy in history.

Jul 13 15:16

Is Hillary Clinton secretly planning to run in 2020?

The messages convey a sense of urgency, and are coming with increasing frequency. They are short, focused reactions to the latest “outrage” committed by President Trump.

Some end by asking for money, some urge participation in protests. All read as if they are sent from the official headquarters of the resistance.

Hillary Clinton is up to something.

It's all starting to make sense: the Russian collusion is now the Russian Hillary hacking, the Guccifer indictment suppresses the Seth Rich murder investigation, at least until after the 2018 mid-terms. Meanwhile, the FBI thumbs its nose at Congress, Jeff Sessions in MIA, and Obama builds his Antifa Alinksy Army. With the Deep State MSM teeing off on Trump. Hillary sees another opportunity to become President and take us to Armageddon against Russia for the Satanic oligarchy.

Jul 13 13:53

Activists Sully Second Anniversary of Seth Rich Murder with Batsh*t Crazy Press Conference

The witness alleges slain DNC staffer Seth Rich was killed by two government employees, who worked as Rod Rosenstein’s “dirty squad” when he was U.S. attorney for Maryland, for breaching the Democratic National Committee server in 2016.

Hmm, Batsh*t crazy? The same people implicated by this so-called witness are today indicting people that substantiates a Russian hacking claim, not a leak claim, substantiated by forming NSA officer William Binney, which could be related to the murder of former DNC employee Seth Rich.

Jul 13 13:48

Murdered DNC Staffer Seth Rich Shared 44,053 Democrat Emails With WikiLeaks: Report

For the past several months, Democrats have based their "Resist 45" movement on unsubstantiated assertions that the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian intelligence officials to undermine the 2016 Presidential Election thereby 'stealing' the White House from Hillary Clinton. Day after day we've all suffered through one anonymously sourced, "shock" story after another from the New York Times and/or The Washington Post with new allegations of the 'wrongdoing'.

But, new evidence surfacing in the Seth Rich murder investigation may just quash the "Russian hacking" conspiracy theory. According to a new report from Fox News, it was former DNC staffer Seth Rich who supplied 44,000 DNC emails to WikiLeaks and not some random Russian cyber terrorist, as we've all been led to believe.

Looks like Mueller and Rosenstein are quashing the Seth Rich murder investigation?

Jul 13 11:08

How Claire Phillips Used Her Gentleman’s Club As A Front For A World War II Spy Ring

One of the most daring spies in World War II, Claire Phillips joined the Philippine resistance movement using her many talents to extract secrets from the Japanese and aid the Allies.

Born Claire Maybelle Snyder in Michigan in 1907, she moved with her family to Portland, Ore., where she spent her childhood. She attended Franklin High School before deciding she’d had enough of the Pacific Northwest and ran away to join a traveling circus, which was short-lived. She returned to Portland and shortly after signed up with a traveling musical unit called the Baker Stock Company, which took her throughout East Asia.

Jul 13 10:58

Dr. Leonid Rogozov operating himself to remove his appendix in Antarctica, 1961

Leonid Rogozov was a Soviet general practitioner who took part in the sixth Soviet Antarctic Expedition in 1960–1961. He was the only doctor stationed at the Novolazarevskaya Station and, while there, developed appendicitis, which meant he had to perform an appendectomy on himself, a famous case of self-surgery.

Jul 13 10:45

Emperor Jean-Bedel Bokassa , seated on his tasteless golden throne for his coronation, 1977

Jean-Bédel Bokassa was a military officer and the head of state of the Central African Republic from his coup d’état on 1 January 1966. But being President wasn’t enough so in 1976 he proclaimed himself emperor of the nation, which renamed the Central African Empire. Bokassa attempted to justify his actions by claiming that creating a monarchy would help Central Africa “stand out” from the rest of the continent, and earn the world’s respect.

The enthronement was scheduled on December 4, 1977, the 173rd anniversary of Napoleon’s coronation, which is why Bokassa chose this date. Meanwhile, the empire was mustering every resource to ensure the success of the coronation. Special committees were established to supervise various aspects of the work.

Jul 13 10:06

Exclusive Interview With Woman Who Was Accosted By Man Over Her Puerto Rican Flag T-Shirt

By now probably much of the country has seen this outrageous video of an old drunk man menacing and confronting a young woman for wearing a Puerto Rico t-shirt at a public park in Chicago while she tried to celebrate her 24th birthday last month. Mia Irizarry sat down for a 27-minute interview yesterday and discussed the incident and its' aftermath at length. This is difficult to watch but worth the time

Jul 13 03:50

Flashack: Is­rael & anti-semi­tism: That “shitty lit­tle coun­try

As Is­rael pre­pares to ex­pel its Arab helots from Pales­tine, its “amen cor­ner” world­wide is also on the march, ex­co­ri­at­ing any­one who looks cross-eyed at Ariel Sharon as an “anti-Semite.” The lat­est front in this cam­paign is Eng­land, where Bar­bara Amiel, wife of me­dia mag­nate Con­rad Black, went on a ram­page in the Tele­graph, claim­ing that, at a re­cent din­ner party, the French am­bas­sador re­ferred to Is­rael as “that shitty lit­tle coun­try,” and won­dered why the world had to be dragged to the edge of World War III on ac­count of it. On the ba­sis of ev­i­dence gleaned at ritzy cock­tail par­ties, says Ms. Amiel, the world is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a re­vival of anti-Semi­tism, which is now “re­spectable” again.

Jul 13 03:36

The Real Story Behind Israel’s “Blooming Desert”

It has often been said that Israel, since its establishment in 1948, has presided over the "miracle" of making the country's "desert bloom." That heavily promoted narrative - which asserts that the Palestinians have long lacked the capacity, knowledge or desire to properly develop agriculture in the region - has often been used as a legitimizing factor in Israel's establishment ... There is, however, another side to this story, one that shows that the "blooming desert" of Israel is a convenient disguise for the degradation and destruction of Palestine's natural resources, a means of obfuscating the worst of occupation by wrapping it in the cloak of Zionist mythology ... Thus, it was land theft that was largely responsible for Israel's initial agricultural production, not the labor or agricultural expertise of Zionist settlers.

Jul 13 03:29

Flashback: Historian Hilberg Denounces Jewish 'Blackmail' of Switzerland

For several years now, the World Jewish Congress and other major Jewish organizations have waged a fierce and much-publicized campaign to force Switzerland to pay millions to Jewish organizations and Holocaust survivors ... Among those who have spoken out against it is Holocaust historian Raul Hilberg. "I was nearly alarmed when I heard that the Swiss banks would pay 1.25 billion dollars," he said in a recent interview published in the respected Swiss weekly Weltwoche. In the campaign against Switzerland, Hilberg went on, "the Jews have used a weapon that can only be described as blackmail."

Jul 13 03:23

Germany agrees to $88 million more for Holocaust survivors

The organization that handles claims on behalf of Jews who suffered under the Nazis says Germany has agreed to pay another 75 million euros ($88 million) to fund social welfare services for Holocaust survivors. The New York-based Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany said Tuesday that brings total funding next year to 480 million euros [$561 million] to help survivors as they grow older and more frail ... Germany also agreed to increase pensions paid to 55,000 Holocaust survivors in Central and Eastern Europe, and expand eligibility for child survivors. The Claims Conference carries out continuous negotiations to make more people eligible for compensation. Since 1952, Germany has paid more than $70 billion.
Note: The largest and longest running extortion racket in existence. At least having to pay all that money can't we investigate the holocau$t without going to jail!

Jul 13 03:14

The Maps of Israeli Settlements That Shocked Barack Obama

Kerry met regularly with Obama in the Oval Office. During one of those meetings, Kerry placed the maps on a large coffee table, one after another, so Obama and his advisers could study them. Ben Rhodes, one of Obama's longest-serving advisers, said the President was shocked to see how "systematic" the Israelis had been at cutting off Palestinian population centers from one another ... Alarmed by Israeli actions depicted in the maps, Obama decided to abstain on a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning the settlements, clearing the way for its passage. It would be Obama's final act of defiance against Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, before Donald Trump took office and put in place policies that were fare more accepting of the settlers.

Jul 13 00:55

In 1974, Egypt had to get a passport for the legendary pharaoh Ramesses II so that his 3,000-year-old mummy could be flown to Paris

Ramesses II was one of the most powerful rulers of Ancient Egypt. He reigned in the 12th century B.C. for approximately 66 years, which was an unusually long time for a pharaoh, as the third pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt.

Egyptologists of the 19th century nicknamed him “Ramesses the Great” after they discovered that numerous archaeological sites across modern-day Egypt, Sudan, and Palestine contained monuments, temples, palaces, and shrines built in his honor. One of the most impressive structures built under Ramesses is the Ramesseum, a monumental memorial temple which still stands within the vast Theban necropolis.

Jul 12 20:15

Cannabis: A Lost History

It wasn’t until 1970 that the herb was declared a Schedule 1 controlled substance in the U.S., a classification reserved for drugs with “high potential for abuse” and “no accepted medical use.”

Jul 12 12:32

3,000-year-old sword discovered in Denmark is ‘still sharp’

In 2016, an ancient sword was found in Denmark by two amateur archaeologists in the western part of the large Danish island of Zealand, home to Copenhagen. In the small town of Svebølle, Ernst Christiansen and Lis Therkelsen unearthed the find of a lifetime.

It is not totally unheard of for people in Scandinavia and northern Europe to find relics from the Viking Age, or even earlier, buried in the soil of their homeland.

If you go onto YouTube, you can find many videos of Danes, Norwegians, Germans, or Swedes finding coins and pieces of jewelry with their metal detectors. What is rare is someone finding a sword – though a reindeer hunter in Norway did find one simply sticking out of the ground in the area revealed by a retreating glacier.

Jul 12 11:48

Bin Laden Brady Bunch - Rare photo

look at these radicals!

Jul 12 10:27

How Mob Hitman Johnny Martorano Admitted To Killing At Least 20 People — And Then Walked Free

The government not only eventually let Johnny Martorano off the hook, they also gave him $20,000 to start a new life.

In 2013, some of the residents of the exclusive Milford Country Club condos in eastern Massachusetts were shocked to learn about their neighbor’s grisly past. He was a nice man named John who was mostly quiet and kept to himself. His companion would even bring cookies to some of the residents during the winter holidays.

Jul 12 10:26

11 Lessons about Srebrenica genocide 'unwelcome' in Brussels

An exhibit titled Genocide in Srebrenica: Eleven Lessons for the Future has opened in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, after it was turned away from its original event location in Brussels by certain members of the European Parliament (EP) for displaying "too many skulls and bones".

Exhibit organiser Hikmet Karcic, an author and genocide researcher from Sarajevo, told Al Jazeera that he had been in contact for a year with some members of the EP, who had agreed to host his exhibit in parliament on July 11, commemorating the 23rd anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide.

Jul 12 10:22

The wife who made the ultimate sacrifice for a 3,000-year loving embrace: Man and woman found together in Ukrainian grave after she was buried ALIVE with her dead husband

An ancient man and woman have been found locked in a loving embrace for 3,000 years in a grave in Ukraine.

The woman was willingly entombed alive in order to accompany her husband to the next world, archeologists believe.

Jul 12 08:39

Two U.S. Soldiers Overheard JFK Assassination Plans.

Introducing Eugene V. Dinkin. Two documents were released about this man in November which caught my attention, and one more appeared in the 2018 release.

Frankly, as an academic who wrote two books on JFK, I never heard of him.

Since it took 54 years to lift the veil of censorship on this account, perhaps Eugene should not be ignored any more than he already has.

Jul 11 22:24

How H.A. Rey And Curious George Escaped The Nazis And Created A Classic

If author H.A. Rey hadn't avoided the Nazis in dramatic fashion, the world wouldn't even know about Curious George today.

Curious George is obviously one of the most popular children’s book franchises in history, with some 30 million copies sold.

And yet, Curious George almost didn’t happen at all.

Jul 11 22:04

Elizabeth Magie: The Inventor Of Monopoly Who Tried To Teach Us Progressive Economic Ideas

Inventor of Monopoly Elizabeth Magie designed the game to reveal the dangers of land-grabbing, but we all learned the wrong lesson from it.

She may be the inventor of Monopoly, but few know the name Elizabeth Magie today. What’s more, the progressive economic message that inspired the classic board game is now all but forgotten as well.

This is the little-known story of the board game that tried to teach us the dangers of land-grabbing, but then became something entirely different.

Jul 11 13:25

Trump Court Prospect Accepted Assumption That Illegal Caught at Border Has Right to Abortion in U.S

Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia by President George W. Bush, accepted the assumption in a dissenting opinion he filed last October in the case of Garza v. Hargan that a teenage illegal alien caught at the border and put in detention has a right to an abortion in the United States.

Jul 11 09:50

Angelo Ruggiero: The Psycho Gangster Whose Wiretapped Rants Helped Bring The Mob Down

Angelo Ruggiero rose to the top of the New York underworld with John Gotti — until he and his big mouth helped bring the mob to its knees.

A good mobster needs a lot of qualities, and chief among them is knowing when to keep your mouth shut. Unfortunately, that was not a quality that 1970s and ’80s New York gangster Angelo Ruggiero possessed.

Jul 10 23:51

The cave in Postojna, Slovenia, is home to the “Human Fish,” a predator that lives up to a century and is largest known cave-dwelling creature

There are three sites that will, without doubt, make everyone’s trip to the southwest of Slovenia more than worthwhile, and ensure the experience is magical and truly spectacular.

Dubbed the “Underground Grand Canyon,” Škocjan Caves, a cave system near the Italian border, has a small yet enchanting underground waterfall, a cliff-hanging pathway half hidden in a thick mist created by an emerald green river that flows 400 feet below the walker’s feet, and a 50-feet footbridge hung high over the abyss.

Jul 10 19:28

Why John Colter May Be The Most Badass Mountain Man Of The American West

How John Colter ventured into the uncharted West with Lewis and Clark, explored Yellowstone before any non-Native, and survived being hunted for sport by Blackfeet warriors.

Like any other legendary figure, John Colter’ story remains somewhat shrouded in mystery and uncertainty. But what we do know of this 19th-century mountain man’s story makes for a breathtaking tale of survival in the deep wilderness at the heart of the American West.

Jul 10 14:00

Pro-Abort Bush Crony Brett Kavanaugh, Who Whitewashed The Murder Of Vincent Foster Appointed To USSC

For starters, let's address the "pro life" thing. Republicans are always told that they need to elect Republicans, who will select 'pro-life judges' who will allegedly overturn Roe v. Wade. But just like John Roberts, who openly opined that "Roe v. Wade is the settled law of the land" and Neil Gorsuch, who testified that "a fetus is NOT A person," Brett Kavanaugh is on record in sworn testimony saying "Senator, if confirmed to the D.C. Circuit, I would follow Roe v. Wade faithfully and fully. That would be binding precedent of the Court. It's been decided by the Supreme Court." The dishonest editors at wikipedia erased all reference to Kavenaugh's remarks last night, but I have the original video and government trancripts, recorded in May 2006. As a Bush White House aide, Brett Kavanaugh pushed for a bill to bail out the airlines at taxpayer expense, but opposed any compensation for the families of the 3,000 victims who were slaughtered on 9/11/2001.

Jul 10 12:12

Why is Israel still covering up extrajudicial executions committed by a Jewish militia in '48?

Seven decades after a report documented executions by Israel's pre-state army of Poles and Arabs – as well as incidents of torture and looting – the authorities are still censoring the documents.

Seventy years ago, on the eve of Israel’s establishment, six Polish Christians were executed without trial in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem by the Haganah, the pre-independence army of Palestine’s Jews. Despite the decades that have passed, the investigative report on these killings, which was submitted to David Ben-Gurion, has never been made public. The state archivist, Dr. Yaacov Lozowick, has recommended that the report documenting these unrelated cases be made available to the public, but the military censors are trying to block this for reasons known only to them.

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These were, indeed, very ugly examples of extrajudicial assassinations.

Jul 10 06:38

This Writer Argued To Keep The South Full Of Black Slaves — And White Ones Too

Modern audiences will usually find more than a few lines to cringe at when reading some of the views espoused by the pro-slavery Southerners in the Antebellum era. George Fitzhugh, a Virginia “pro-slavery intellectual,” voiced some particularly radical ideas that sounded more like Karl Marx than John Calhoun.

Jul 10 02:41

For centuries, some Buddhist monks followed self-mummification, which meant a rigorous diet followed by lying in a tomb, ringing a bell each day they were still alive

As Buddhism spread across Asian countries over the past centuries, various forms of Buddhist schools and teachings emerged as the religion came into contact with many local cultures. Some Buddhist monks observed that all life is sacred, and their school taught followers to move around the temple with the utmost caution, that they should not even by accident squash an ant or any other tiny insect. Other schools and teachings have, however, adopted fairly bizarre beliefs and practices, like learning how to self-mummify in order to achieve an advanced level of enlightenment. This did not produce your typical mummy such as those embalmed in ancient Egypt.

Jul 10 02:23

Excalibur: the sword of King Arthur is a central theme of legends, contradictions, and modern findings

The legend of the sword Excalibur is an exceptional worldwide legend with a narrative that has obviously withstood the test of time from its emergence in Medieval times until today.

There are many versions of the multilayered story of Arthur Pendragon, Guinevere, Merlin, and the Knights of the Round Table that have developed over the centuries. But the myth of the hero-warrior has endured and is an influential piece of British heritage. After the tales caught the imagination of one seven-year-old schoolgirl, she made a discovery that seemed to turn the legend into a modern-day reality.

As a tiny reminder, Excalibur is the sword of King Arthur, a legendary British king who appears in medieval British romances as the leader of the fellowship known as the Knights of the Round Table.

Arthur was given Excalibur by the mythical “Lady of the Lake” as a lucky charm that would bring him strength in battles as well as good fortune.

Jul 09 08:33

"Super Father" Genghis Khan has 16 million male descendants

The Mongolian leader Genghis Khan was known to have fathered many children with different women.

One study suggests that up to 10 other men in Asian history have rivaled the procreative prowess of Khan. Unfortunately, except for this one ruler, we don’t know the names of any of the other suspects.

A study in 2003 found that up to 16 million men, half a percent of the world’s male population, were genetic descendants of Genghis Khan.

Even more astounding was that up to 8 percent of men living within the former area of the Mongol empire have Y chromosomes related to that royal line. The line of descent goes back around 1,000 years.

Jul 09 05:23

Elizabeth Van Lew – The Unlikely Woman Who Started A Union Spy Ring

How Elizabeth Van Lew, a woman born to wealthy Virginia slaveholders, became perhaps the Union's most important spy.

Spies played a crucial part on both sides of the conflict during the American Civil War. And because everyone involved was American, it was easier than it might have been during a foreign engagement to successfully plant spies who were able to blend in with the locals and relay important information to their commanders.

Jul 08 22:57

Loyal to the end - service dogs protecting Nazis

In the Ukrainian village of Legezino in the Cherkassy region, there is a monument to “Heroes of frontier guards and their dogs.” It is devoted to the heroic feats of the fallen border guards, protecting the rear of the Southwestern Front and their faithful service dogs. Their battle was one of the most tragic events of the early stages of the Great Patriotic War.

More than three months had passed since the beginning of the Great Patriotic War. On August 3rd, on the orders of the German high command, the city of Kiev was supposed to be completely captured. Later, on August 8th, Hitler planned to arrive in occupied Kiev for the “victory parade” and meet there with Mussolini and the Slovak dictator Tissot.

Hitler’s plans were not a secret to the Soviet government. For this reason, the Soviet command sent troops to this area to create a defensive line along the old border of 1939.

Jul 08 09:51

The 1000-year-old Viking sword is lying on the ground in Iceland only

A large number of archaeological finds are often the work of accidental discoveries; wherein people and sometimes experts stumble upon an amazing historical artifact out of nowhere. In a similar case of accidental discovery, a group of goose hunters from Iceland got a lot more than what they bargained for while on a routine outing.

Despite their apparently unsuccessful goose hunting trip which ended with no bird hunted; the locals stumbled upon a large Viking sword which is thought to be more than a millennium old.

The group of five hunters was trying to hunt geese in the southern Icelandic region of Skaftarhreppur when they made the historic discovery. Experts believe that the sword had actually spent centuries under water and only arrived on land due to the massive floods that hit the region last year.

Jul 08 06:13

Book Review - Losing Military Supremacy: The Myopia of American Strategic Planning by Andrei Martyanov

The fact that the US is facing a profound crisis, possibly the worst one in its history, is accepted by most observers, except maybe the most delusional ones.

When speaking of this crisis, most people will mention the deindustrialization, the drop in real income, the lack of well-paid jobs, healthcare, crime, immigration, pollution, education, and a myriad of other contributing factors. But of all the aspects of the “American dream”, the single most resilient one has been the myth of the US military as “the finest fighting force in history”.

Americans have no experience of real warfare (that is warfare in defense of their own land, family and friends) at all. For Americans warfare is killing the other guy in his own country, preferably from afar or above, while making a ton of money in the process. For Russians, warfare is simply about surviving at any and all cost. The difference couldn’t be greater.

Jul 08 04:41

This Black World War I Hero Died In Obscurity Then Got His Due 86 Years Later

Although African Americans had been serving in the U.S. Armed Forces since the Revolutionary War, they still faced discrimination and segregation within the military. Until President Harry Truman integrated the military in 1948, soldiers of color had to serve in “all-black” units.

Even though segregation was still in full force in both civilian and military life when the United States entered the First World War in 1917, thousands of black Americans rushed to enlist. In addition to wanting to do their part in serving their country, many also believed that proving themselves on the battlefields of Europe would show they deserved equal rights back home.

Jul 08 04:17

Sarcophagi Found in Italy Remained Intact for Over 2,000 Years

Just recently, archaeologists found a fully-intact Etruscan tomb. Inside it was a complete sarcophagi, grave goods, and a marble head. This tomb was found in the Umbria region in Italy. Archaeologists worldwide are saying that this is one of the most important finds in recent history.

The tomb has been dated at the end of the 4th Century BC. The burial site was found by a local farmer who opened a void in order to work his plow near Citta della Pieve, which is a small town southwest of Perugia.

The intact tomb is providing many archaeologists with a new view on the daily life of the ancient people who disappeared nearly 2,000 years ago.

One of Umbria’s archaeologists, Clarita Natalini, said that this discovery was completely unexpected. What she found most exciting is that the site is away from any other city or site that looters would have found. This resulted in the whole tomb being untouched until now.

Jul 07 21:16

Hand cave: An important example of prehistoric art was created from 9,000 to 13,000 years ago

Located in Río Pinturas in the province of Santa Cruz, Argentina, this cave contains an exceptional assembly of cave art, made somewhere between 13,000 and 9,500 years ago.

The cave is known as the “Cueva de las Manos” which literally means, “the Cave of Hands”.

Jul 07 10:43

Creating the character of E.T. for Spielberg’s hit movie required $1.5 million, a young actor born without legs, and a two-pack-a-day smoker

Today CGI would make quick work of generating a three-foot-high, 10 million-year-old, gravelly-voiced extraterrestrial. But back in 1982, when Steven Spielberg filmed E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, creating a credible on-screen alien befriended by a boy required three mechanical puppets, three actors—one of them a 12-year-old born without legs, a professional mime, and three voices, one of whom was a two-pack-a-day cigarette-smoking housewife.

Steven Spielberg tasked Carlo Rambaldi, an Academy Award-winning special effects artist, with fabricating E.T. It took Rambaldi’s team six months and $1.5 million to create three models: a mechanical E.T. operated by cables, an electronic one for facial movements, and a costume that the three actors wore for scenes in which the alien walked. (Rambaldi’s work garnered him an Academy Award for Visual Effects.)

Jul 07 04:11

These pictures capture the vibrant residents of a single East Berlin street, 1986-1987

These interesting pictures, taken by photographer Harf Zimmermann, revolve around Hufelandstraße, a bustling neighborhood street in the heart of communist East Germany. The neighborhood was an anomaly in the increasingly drab Soviet-administered city. Buildings boasted proud facades and balconies, linden trees lined the broad sidewalks, and an unusual number of privately-owned shops remained in business. But in 1985 the crumbling balconies were stripped away, and in 1987, with the soil poisoned by leaking gas lines, the last of the linden trees were felled. Feeling like the “final witness” to something that would soon be gone forever, Zimmermann went out onto the street with a large-format view camera.

Jul 07 03:52

The C.I.A. Had A Project Called ‘Acoustic Kitty’ To Spy On The Soviets Using Wired Up Cats

The 1960s were a weird time. That’s been pretty well documented. But in case you needed another example, look no further than the C.I.A. project known as Acoustic Kitty.

Jul 07 01:11

200 million dollar treasure hoard found in National Park in Costa Rica

Who doesn’t love stories of ancient buried treasure? Two park rangers in Costa Rica were patrolling a national park after a recent storm when they uncovered five wooden chests, among other treasures. This find is one of the most extensive in modern times. The treasure consisted of gold and silver coins, ingots, jewelry, candlesticks and religious items. Historians believe that the entire collection is worth about 200 million dollars.

The national park is located on Cocos Island which is near the Pacific Ocean off the shore of Costa Rica. The area has long been known for its history of possible buried treasure; mostly legends until recently. Since the 1970s there has been a law in place forbidding treasure hunting.

The specialists found that there are 89,000 coins and artifacts. There were also 36 crosses, three chalices, and two life-sized gold statues of Mary holding the baby Jesus

Jul 07 00:54

The rare beast 1938 Brough Superior 750cc BS4 smashed world records at Bonhams auction

As the gavel stroke the final at a whopping £331,900m for the 1938 Brough Superior 750cc BS4, Bonhams set a new world record. Bonhams, the privately owned British auction house and one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques, smashed all previous records for any British motorcycle sold at auction.

Jul 06 20:51

Neolithic DNA: Europeans owe their height to ASIAN nomads & blue eyes to hunter gatherers

Genetics and heritage have shaped Earth’s countries and races for centuries. Without some knowledge of their heritage, people would be lost. Nowadays, most people have two or more different heritages, especially considering the phenomena of the American “melting pot” and the immigrants who traveled to the New World.

For example, people from northern Europe are genetically tall, at least that is what has been thought. According to new research, their tall stature comes from an ancient group of nomads from the steppes of central Asia. The reason researchers believe that the tall stature comes from nomads is that they have studied DNA from the Stone Age. They have had a chance to study human remains from the Stone Age and now are able to use that information to track the key genetic changes that shaped the attributes of Europeans.

Jul 06 20:39

Photos of the Michael Jackson’s biggest and most iconic world tour “Bad” back in 1987-1988

Bad was the first ever solo concert tour by Michael Jackson, launched in support of his seventh studio album Bad (1987). Sponsored by Pepsi and spanning 16 months, the tour included 123 concerts to 4.4 million fans across 15 countries making it the second highest grossing tour of 1988. When the tour concluded it grossed a total of $125 million, adding two new entries in the Guinness World Records for the largest grossing tour in history and the tour with the largest attended audience. In April 1989, the tour was nominated for “Tour of the Year 1988” at the inaugural International Rock Awards.

Jul 06 12:24

flashback - Hillary Clinton’s Continuing Lack of Interest in Cover-up of Vince Foster’s Murder

Since the Clintons left office nearly 15 years ago, there has been little interest in the Vince Foster case, but Whitewater grand jury witness Patrick Knowlton and I continued our research at the National Archives uncovering evidence of the Foster murder cover-up. Internal documents from the office of Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr confirm FBI agents and others undermined the Vince Foster death investigation. Accuracy in Media had been following the Foster investigation in the 1990s, and Reed Irvine suspected investigators had no evidence that Foster’s car was at Fort Marcy Park when he was already dead. As Hillary Clinton moves closer to securing the Democratic Party nomination for president, her critics and supporters might wonder why she has no apparent interest in the ongoing cover-up of the murder of her close friend and confidant.

Jul 06 12:07

The Balkanization of South America: The Role of "Fifth Columns" Throughout the World

President Hugo Chavez was the first one to warn his Latin American partners of the imminent clandestine infiltration of NATO into South America. Nobody listened. Today it’s a fact – too late to fight against. NATO troops are occupying gradually all seven American military bases in Colombia. They are just simply converting from US to NATO bases – sounds more palatable than US bases – for sure. In the minds of unfortunately still most uninformed or mal-informed people, NATO stands for security. NATO – the North Atlantic Treaty Organization – in South America, what an oxymoron! – Well, it is the same ‘security’ farce as is NATO in Afghanistan and bombing the Middle East.

Jul 06 11:43

These copper alloy Roman hands of Sabazios were used in ritual worship and few remain in collections today

Many religions were syncretistic, meaning that as they grew and came into contact with other religions, they adopted new beliefs and modified their practices to reflect their changing environment. Both Greek and Roman religious beliefs were deeply influenced by the so-called mystery religions of the East, including the Egyptian cult of Isis, which revealed beliefs and practices to the initiated that remained unexplained, or mysterious, to the uninitiated. Most popular Roman cults had associations with these mystery religions and included the prospect of an afterlife. Sabazius was an eastern god of fertility and vegetation, who in Roman times was worshiped in association with other deities, particularly Dionysus (or Bacchus, as he was generally known to the Romans). The cult of the Thracian-Phrygian god Sabazios met with some degree of popularity in the Roman Empire.

Jul 06 11:32

2,000-year-old elongated skull was found at ancient Russian site

Arkaim, considered the Stonehenge of Russia, is a site of many mysteries and speculation since its discovery in 1987.

Another such mystery has developed since the discovery of a skeleton with an elongated skull at the site. However, archaeologists have both revealed the truth behind the mystery and silenced UFO truthers by announcing that the skeleton actually belonged to a 2,000-year-old woman.

The elongation of the skull is the result of the practice of binding the heads of children of an ancient tribe that had settled in parts of now modern-day Ukraine.

Jul 06 11:29


IT IS A testament to the Washington establishment’s rhetorical dexterity that it labeled Guantánamo Bay home of the world’s most dangerous terrorists. U.S. leaders meant, of course, to refer to the hundreds of non-Americans detained at the base over the past 16 years. But a closer look at the history of Guantánamo tells a different story — one in which the United States, beginning 120 years ago this June, used the enclave in southeastern Cuba to launch decades upon decades of terroristic overseas conquest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A " take the high moral ground" country would let go of Guantanamo, and give it back to the Cuban government long ago; however, unfortunately, at this time in its history, the US is not that country.

Torture of prisoners of war goes unabated, both at Gitmo, I was force-fed at Gitmo; what guards are now doing is far worse and at Emerati "Dark Sites" in Yemen.

Yemeni prisoners say the Emeriati offices sexually torture them

Torture rarely produces actionable intelligence, but produces, instead, false confessions, in order to get the torture to stop, and adds "depth and dimmension" to the agendas created with which to support and justify the Unhinged, Surveilled State of America's endless wars on hapless countries which have never done anything to us, but just happen to sit on resources, like oil, rare earth minerals, or opium poppies, which the US government wishes to expropriate.

I would like to politely point out that such torture, particularly in Yemen, is being done under the watch of Gina Haspel, CIA Director, who just assured Congress that she would no longer allow torture, if she got confirmed to the post of CIA director.

Unfortunately, it is painfully apparent that with Ms. Haspel, that public posture, and reality, have utterly no meaningful relationship whatsoever in her world.

Jul 06 11:17

The first female bodybuilders and strongwomen showing off their gains, 1900s

The first “strongwomen” appeared in the 19th century, but were almost unheard of until much later. The appearance of strong women became more prevalent in sporting events and were also a common attraction in circuses where they would showcase their superhuman strength. This in turn paved the way for other rule-breaking girls such as female wrestlers and bodybuilders.

Jul 06 09:24

This Bonsai Has Survived 392 Years And Not Even The Hiroshima Bombing Could Kill It

This white pine tree survived the nuclear blast that devastated Hiroshima, Japan on Aug. 6, 1945.

When this tree was planted in 1625, the United States was still 150 years away from even becoming a nation.

Little Boy, the 9,000-pound nuclear bomb that the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on Aug. 6, 1945 had the power of 15,000 tons of TNT and killed 80,000 people in a flash while destroying 69 percent of the city’s buildings. But even Little Boy couldn’t kill this one little plant.

This is the story of the nearly 400-year-old Miyajima white pine that could.

Jul 06 08:22

Scientists are now able to track the production of coins in ancient Rome by studying samples of Greenland’s ice

The Ides of March, or the assassination of one of Rome’s most famous military and political figures, Julius Caesar, marked the beginning of the end for the Roman Republic. What followed was a period of great turmoil and civil wars, which ended in his great-nephew Augustus’ establishment of the state in the form of an Empire.

All of this was documented by various writers and intellectuals of the time, who foresaw the importance of this great civilization and the effect that its accomplishments, but also its flaws, would have on the future of mankind.

Today, traces of Rome exist in many aspects of modern societies?from the Latin language to the basis of laws and from military tactics to classical architectural style. We are accustomed to knowing the details just by reading the written sources and backing them up with numerous artifacts, such as structures like the Colosseum, or archaeological sites scattered across Italy and Europe.

But even the best-educated scholar realizes that many pieces of the puzzle still remain missing.

Jul 06 08:07

Human footprints dated to roughly 85,000 years ago revealed in Saudi Arabia

In some of the earliest important migrations that took place, it is likely that humans used the Sinai route to exit Africa and arrive in Asia, making the region now known as Saudi Arabia quite crucial to understanding these routes, according to new research.

Humans footprints dated to roughly 85,000 years ago have been found in the northwest part of Saudi Arabia, providing fresh evidence on how humans migrated outside the African plateau. The newly collected archaeological clues strengthen the belief that the Arabian Peninsula may have played a key role in facilitating the first migrations from Africa.

Jul 06 00:23

The American answer to the Eiffel Tower was the Ferris Wheel built in 1893

The Columbian exhibition of the world held in Chicago was the most popular event in 1892 in the United States. The celebration marked the 400th anniversary of America's first arrival to Christopher Columbus. One of the central events in this exhibition was the beginning of the first Ferris wheel.

Different types of products made their debut at the Chicago World Fair. In order to preserve its reputation and status, the Chief Architect of the exhibition, Daniel Burnham, asked the American engineers to do some extraordinary discovery: A unique feature that will emerge from the Eiffel Tower, which was presented at Exhibition Universal in Paris in 188 9 I went.

Jul 06 00:04

Weapons reveal how Ötzi, the 5300-year-old ice mummy lived

Ötzi - A mummified corpse - was discovered in 1991 because the snow was dropped in the Ötztal Alps, hence its surname.

The body was originally considered a mountaineering, which had recently died, or even the Italian soldier of World War I.

However, when Archaeologist Konrad Spindler examined it and found many things with the body, he found "Often four thousand years old" on the basis of an ax from Ötzi 's goods.

Jul 05 22:42

NYC Buried Thousands Of Black People Here And Forgot About It – Until It Was Rediscovered

In Manhattan, buildings rise and fall in the blink of in eye. The iconic skyline contains very few remnants of the city’s earliest history, not just because they would be dwarfed by modern skyscrapers, but because relatively few have survived into the 21st century due to fire, decay, or modern construction.

Jul 05 19:53

Havelock Ellis: The Man Who Dared To Write About Homosexuality, Masturbation, And Drugs In Victorian England

Meet Havelock Ellis, the man who wrote the first English medical textbook on homosexuality — all the way back in 1897.

Topics like homosexuality, masturbation, birth control, and hallucinogenic drugs can be touchy ones even today. But that didn’t stop English physician and writer from publishing some controversial, forward-thinking ideas on topics like these — in the heart of the Victorian era.

Jul 05 12:54

U.S. Border Patrol Agents Apprehended 34,114 Illegal Aliens Along Southwest Border In June Alone!

In June a total of 34,114 individuals were apprehended between ports of entry on our Southwest Border, compared with 40,338 in May and 38,243 in April. CBP is continuing to monitor sustained levels of illegal immigration, which is especially hazardous this time of year as the number of rescues by the U.S. Border Patrol continues to increase along with the temperature. Border Patrol agents rescued 896 people in May and June compared to 621 rescues during those months in 2017.

Jul 05 12:54

U.S. Border Patrol Agents Apprehended 34,114 Illegal Aliens Along Southwest Border In June Alone!

In June a total of 34,114 individuals were apprehended between ports of entry on our Southwest Border, compared with 40,338 in May and 38,243 in April. CBP is continuing to monitor sustained levels of illegal immigration, which is especially hazardous this time of year as the number of rescues by the U.S. Border Patrol continues to increase along with the temperature. Border Patrol agents rescued 896 people in May and June compared to 621 rescues during those months in 2017.

Jul 05 09:44

The Greatest Crime Against Humanity

One aspect of the Zeitgeist movie I would like to devote this hubpage to is referred to as the "Credit River Decision" or the case of Jerome Daly vs the state of Wisconsin. In this case Jerome Daly defended himself against a lawsuit brought by a bank holding the mortgage on his house. Mr. Daly had defaulted on the mortgage and the bank was suing to foreclose and take his house.

Jul 05 05:48

He Buried A Wealthy Heiress Alive – Then Became A Doctor Before Returning To A Life Of Crime

"He was looking for a rich, tough-minded female... someone who could stand up to the trauma of being buried alive."

In the winter of 1968, kidnappers seized college student Barbara Mackle very early in the morning, sealed her in a box underground, and demanded a ransom for her return. Mackle would then wait in silence for over three days until she was rescued.

Jul 05 05:35

He Buried A Wealthy Heiress Alive – Then Became A Doctor Before Returning To A Life Of Crime

"She was looking for a rich, hard-thinking woman ... someone who could stand up to the shock of being buried alive."

In the winter of 1968, the abductors seized the college student Barbara Macleay in the morning, sealed it in an underground land, and demanded the ransom for his return. Macleay will have to wait for three days in silence until he was rescued.

As a miracle in the form of Mackle’s existence, the fate of his kidnapper was equally unreliable.

Jul 04 21:42

Dutch Royal Barge – The spectacular 19th century water carriage for the King

beginning of the 19th century, the proprietary rowing barges were fashionable in European imperial homes. Royal houses of different countries competed among each other and used to try to make the most beautiful and glamorous barges in the world.

These rowing boats were a symbol of prestige and welcomed only special occasions such as foreign dignitaries, royal weddings, Jubilee etc. Perhaps one of the most beautiful bar banks of the 19th century is the Dutch Royal Badge and its nickname, "Gold Carriage of Water," makes the ships perfectly suitable.

Dutch Royal Barge was named after the magnificent Guild Neptune sculpture on the bow. In addition to Neptune, the powerful Roman god of water, Barge, is decorated with various mythological creatures and golden ornaments.

Jul 04 19:43

The Fungus That Makes Mummies

In 1647, construction workers who repair the St. Andrews Church in the small town of Wenzon in the province of Udine province of Italy accidentally broke a tomb in Churchyard. Inside a completely dry body of a person who was seen as an average height and probably wandered during his live days. His body had now fallen to only 33 pounds or about 15 kilos. But curiously, it was not decomposed.

In the next four centuries, up to the present time, 42 bodies have been opened from the cemeteries in the Churchyard. After the burial, all the bodies were reduced to automatic mummification. His skin has become yellowish and the tank looks like a leather. The heart-less muscles have been reduced to thin membranes, whereas internal organs such as kidneys and pancreatic have disappeared. The brain is one-third of its volume. These mummies weigh anywhere from 22 to 44 pounds, and though many changes, the appearance and characteristics of the body are well preserved and fully recognizable.

Jul 04 19:30

Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier

An ancient Irish lament, sung by Diane Taraz on her CD "Songs of the Revolution."

Jul 04 19:18

Fife and Drum Music of the Revolutionary War

Excerpts from "Fife and Drum Music of the American Revolution: Military Music in America series, vol. 1," produced by the Company of Military Collectors & Historians, Washington, D.C. with George P. Carroll, Director of Music -- from about 1976.
(Improved audio from my earlier upload of this same.)

Jul 04 19:14

American Revolutionary Song: Chester - William Billings

Chester was a patriotic anthem composed by William Billings and sung during the American Revolutionary War. Billings wrote the first version of the song for his 1770 songbook The New England Psalm Singer, and made improvements for the version in his The Singing Master's Assistant (1778). It is the latter version that is best known today.

The curious title of the song reflects a common practice of Billings's day, in which tunes were labeled with (often arbitrarily chosen) place names. Billings's song evidently has little more to do with any particular town named Chester than his hymn tune Africa has to do with Africa. With identifiable names for compositions, performers could select different lyrics to sing with the music without creating confusion.
This song would rival Yankee Doodle as the unofficial anthem of the rebel colonies

Jul 04 19:12

American Revolutionary War Song:Ballad of the Green Mountain Boys


Ho--all to the borders! Vermonters, come down,
With your britches of deerskin and jackets of brown;
With your red woolen caps and your moccasins come,
To the gathering summons of trumpet and drum.
Come down with your rifle!
Let gray wolf and fox
Howl on in the shadow of primitive rocks;
Let bear feed securely from pig-pen and stall;
Here's two-legged game for your powder and ball.
Then cheer, cheer, the green mountaineer, then cheer, cheer the green mountaineer

On the south came the Hessians, our land to police;
And armed for the battle while canting of peace;
On our east came the British, the red coated band
To hang up our leaders and eat up our land.
Ho--all to the rescue! For Satan shall work
No gain for the legions of Hampshire and York!
They claim our possessions--the pitiful knaves--
The tribute we pay shall be prisons and graves!
Then cheer, cheer, the green mountaineer, then cheer, cheer the green mountaineer

Jul 04 18:44

Julia Pastrana: “Ape Woman” or “Bear Woman” who was mummified by her husband

There is hardly any accurate information about Julia Pastrana. Why did he look like this? Or who was his family? He did not pay attention to his looks, he had a life similar to that of ordinary people.

He was born in 1834 in Pedro Sanchez's house in Sinaloa, Mexico. Since birth, Julia was diagnosed with severe genetic status - generalized hypertrichosis lanuginose, and at that time it was unknown

Jul 04 15:52

Entreaty To Dismantle A Genocidal Empire

Celebrate July 4! Raise the colorful red, white and blue flag, the sight of which turns the stomachs of tens of millions of innocent people overseas, who lost loved ones, mass murdered in their own countries, often as not, in their very own homes, by American GIs ‘serving’ the good old USA.

Jul 04 11:05

Horror: Giuseppe Tartini met the devil in his dream, who inspired Violin Sonata in G minor

Tartini was an Italian violinist and composer born in 1692. He was educated from the early age but later he went to study at Law University of Pavahua, where he also learned the fence.

Jul 04 10:36

Two mummies in the British Museum are the oldest known tattoos in the world, including a bull

This exercise has given long ink to its skin before entering modern culture, and the latest findings about two mummies in the British Museum are that how old tattoos really are, in fact, old. Using advanced research, advanced CT scanning, infrared imaging and radiocarbon dating methods has shown that the naked eye could not understand.

Jul 04 09:54

The High Personal Costof signing The Declaration of Independence

What happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

Jul 04 09:34

Buried a WWII Treasure in the Forest

I must admit that I give enough time to roam the forests and beaches with my metal detectors to give jealousy to those people. Even though they are not actually treasure-hunting, these partners get amazing pieces with historical value that end in museums or make wonderful memories of the past.

Jul 04 09:32

Buried a WWII Treasure in the Foresth

I must admit that I give enough time to roam the forests and beaches with my metal detectors to give jealousy to those people. Even though they are not actually treasure-hunting, these partners get amazing pieces with historical value that end in museums or make wonderful memories of the past.

Jul 04 06:41

He Plotted To Kill Nixon And Shot George Wallace – Then Inspired Robert De Niro’s Character In ‘Taxi Driver’

Arthur Bremer just wanted to be famous for something, anything, so long as it got him out of his dull life. In 1972, the 21-year-old was an unemployed busboy from Milwaukee looking for a way out of his station in life. Bremer wanted money, fame, and fortune.

Jul 03 10:47

New gibbon ape species discovered in 2300-year-old Chinese tomb

The new gibbon species, called Junzi imperialis, is believed to have been wiped out before the modern age as a result of human actions, leading to its extinction.

Jul 03 10:27

Sylvester Magee Claimed To Be 130 Years Old – And That’s Not Even The Craziest Part

On Oct. 5, 1971, an old man named Sylvester Magee died. Although he had no birth certificate or any living kin to corroborate his story, he said he was 130 years old. Not only that, he claimed to be the last surviving American slave, the last surviving Union veteran of the Civil War, and also – weirdly – the last surviving Confederate. But how accurate are his claims?

Jul 03 10:08

From Sunken Tanks To Human Remains, Truk Lagoon Is WWII’s Most Haunting Undersea Graveyard

From shipwrecks to sunken tanks to human remains, Truk Lagoon is among the biggest and eeriest underwater graveyards on Earth.

From massive wreckage, a diver’s paradise is born.

Truk Lagoon, a small part of Micronesia located about 1,100 miles northwest of New Guinea in the western Pacific, has been home to several tribes since at least 1528, when Spanish explorers made the first recorded sightings there.

Jul 02 21:06

Mystery of Alexandria's largest coffin: Archaeologists unearth 8.6-foot-long sarcophagus buried in Egypt 2,000 years ago beside a massive stone head

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered what’s thought to be the largest granite sarcophagus ever found in Alexandria, measuring nearly nine feet long.

Jul 02 16:16

Claim: Massive mechanical circular saws were used to construct the pyramids

Traveling archeologist Brien Foerster explains in a YouTube video he published back in March that large circular saws were used during the construction of the pyramids to cut massive granite blocks, boxes, and things of that sort.

Jul 02 13:24

Ron Paul deletes "offensive cartoon" that was "inadvertently posted" by a "staffer"

Ron's "staffers" have got him in hot water this morning, and the hand-wringing has commenced!

Jul 02 10:33

How Irish Pirate Queen Grace O’Malley Defied Elizabeth I And Conquered A Man’s World

How pirate queen Grace O'Malley ruled the high seas, bent the English crown to her will, and rose to the top of a world with little place for women.

While Mary, Queen of Scots succumbed to Queen Elizabeth I — and the executioner’s axe — Grace O’Malley was another “queen” who defied the English monarch for almost 40 years by plundering English ships and fiercely repelling the forces that tried to take her family’s land.

Jul 02 10:15


President Trump's 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale recently tweeted that "Over 90,000 kids were detained under Obama. And no one cared."


Over 90,000 kids were detained under Obama. And no one cared

— Brad Parscale (@parscale) June 20, 2018
What followed was a barrage of angry tweets and an attempt by AP prove the claim false by conflating two narratives; the first being that Trump is putting separated migrant children in prison-like conditions - which the left quickly abandoned after it was revealed that viral photographs depicting the caged migrant children actually happened under Obama.

Caged Migrant Children Photo Goes Viral As Left Rages At Trump...Except It Happened Under Obama https://t.co/0ZsJyQHqjz

— Jack Posobiec???????? (@JackPosobiec) May 28, 2018

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I love it when fact-free liberals get unhinged; it just makes them look, and sound, even goofier than they already genrally are.

But folks, we need to think seriously, and act seriously, but in a humane way, when unaccompanied minors cross our borders.

And how does it happen that unaccompanied minors get past our borders into the US?!? Because the borders into this country are completely porous, and ill-defended. Were they better defended, this wouldn't happen as much, and be far less of a Federal expense.

But unless and until this happens, what do we do with the kids?!? My immediate thought is, find them a foster family, which will ultimately have the goal of adopting these kids, and try not to break up the kids if there are families of siblings.

But if these kids are housed, clothed, and educated by the Federal Government, what is their nationality status, and if they are still considered illegal aliens, how can they legally change that status?!? There needs to be a mechanism toward "earning" American citizenship, particularly if the kid is bright, learning English well, and is the kind of kid who would thrive in a higher educational environment, be that trade school or college.

But what happens to these kids when they turn 18?!? Are they forcibly repatriated to their parent's country of origin, sometimes at great personal risk (think: Honduras)?!?

These are conversations we should ALL be having, at every level of government, particularly in border states, to hammer out a clearer, and more humane, understanding of just what should happen with these children.

Jul 02 04:28

Former Personal Lawyer For Trump, Michael Cohen, Breaks Silence

President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, who is under investigation by federal prosecutors in New York, says he sat down for an interview with ABC News and his “silence is broken.”

Michael Cohen tweeted a photo Sunday of him sitting with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos.

He said in the tweet that he sat down with Stephanopoulos for an interview to air Monday on “Good Morning America” but it wasn’t on camera. Stephanopoulos tweeted a similar photo.


Jul 01 21:01

The Story Of Annie Moore – Ellis Island’s First Immigrant

Seventeen-year-old Annie Moore and her siblings left their native Ireland in 1891 to reunite with their parents in the United States after a separation of four years. Annie and her two younger brothers departed from Queenstown, Ireland on Dec. 20, 1891 and spent Christmas at sea during their 12-day journey. Although there was nothing about the Moore siblings that particularly distinguished their story from those of the thousands of other immigrants to United States in the late 19th century, there was a unique surprise in store for them in America that would seal Annie’s place in history.

Jul 01 11:30

Princely Visits

While the British prince was touring the country and uttering the fitting phrases about a "just peace", another prince from overseas was doing the same. Jared Kushner, the Jewish son-in-law of President Trump, was also touring the country. He was accompanied by Jason Greenblatt, another Jewish emissary from Trump. This holy pair, who make no secret of their utter contempt for the Palestinians, is supposed to make peace.

How will they succeed where dozens of other initiatives have failed? Why should they have more chance than the dozens who preceded them?

Well, they have a Big Plan. A Plan so Big that cannot be refused. A Secret Plan.

Secret from whom? From the Palestinians, of course. Binyamin Netanyahu was a partner in shaping it. If not actually its author.

Today, several wars later (who is counting?), Israel dominates in different ways all of historical Palestine. And peace seems far, far away.

Jul 01 06:40

How Israel’s leaders use targeted killings to try to ‘stop history’

Ronen Bergman's "Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations" is a chronicle, he writes, "of a long string of impressive tactical successes, but also disastrous strategic failures." Tiny Israel, beset by Arab attempts at destruction and the "perpetual menace" of terrorism, developed a highly effective military, arguably the world's best intelligence agencies, and, in turn, "the most robust, streamlined assassination machine in history." ... But at the same time, Bergman said in an interview to coincide with the book's publication, the very success and potency of what are calculated as over 2,700 assassination operations in Israel's 70-year modern history has sometimes led Israeli politicians to eschew true leadership and diplomacy.

Jul 01 06:38

Israel’s secret assassinations

sraeli television recently aired a video of two Israeli soldiers filming themselves in the act of shooting a Palestinian protester at the Gaza boundary while cheering. Filming one's own crimes against humanity - shooting Palestinians for sport - suggests a sense of security in never being held accountable. Even more evidence of this impunity is apparent in Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations by veteran Israeli journalist Ronen Bergman, staff writer for The New York Times Magazine. Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court might want to consider this book Exhibit A if Israeli government and military officials are ever indicted for war crimes ... "Since World War II, Israel has assassinated more people than any other country in the Western world," Bergman writes.

Jun 30 10:38

VP Joe Biden was refused service by a bakery in 2012 - and Republicans LOVED it

This story reveals the absurd and glaring hypocrisy of partisan politics. Chris McMurray, owner of 'Crumb And Get It,' refused a request for VP Joe Biden's campaign stop at his bakery in 2012, and the GOP cheered.