Latest Articles: Historical
Old America versus the rotten new
Post Date: 2017-07-14 08:57:55 by Deckard
He had lugged the 50 lb. bag of Milorganite into the garden in order to discover, as on many prior occasions, that he had nothing with which to open it. He blamed this on the war on terror and the TSA. As a youth he, as did every boy, had a pocket knife. Always. It was expected. There was no school rule against pocket knives. Once for a period they even all had switchblades. You could get them for 99 cents, a large amount in those days, enough to buy a case of 24 Coca-Colas. The switchblades met with school and parental disapproval as they smacked of New York gangs. But before teachers and parents came up with a policy, the boys had abandoned the switchblades. The knives had weak springs. ...
The Boston Marathon Bombing After Four Years
Post Date: 2017-07-11 13:51:50 by Deckard
April 15, 2017, was the fourth anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing, a hoax event performed by crisis actors and tell-tale bright red Hollywood blood. Sheila Casey has done a good job of exposing the hoax just by using the time line and photos of the event. https://truthandshadows.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/false-flag-theatre-boston-bombing-involves-clearly-staged-carnage/ A number of agencies run training programs in which amputees working as crisis actors have a prosthesis afixed to resemble a bone as a remaining piece of a leg or arm. Casey examines the Boston event by timeline. First the crisis actors are assembled. Then the prosthesis is attached. Then the blood appears. Notice ...
The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite - 3/17/77 - pt. 1!
Post Date: 2017-07-06 20:31:31 by A K A Stone
Patrick K. O’Donnell: How an Elite Unit of Iron Men Saved George Washington’s Army and Changed History
Post Date: 2017-07-04 15:05:08 by hondo68
Military historian Patrick K. ODonnell, author of Washingtons Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution, joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow for a special Independence Day edition of Breitbart News Daily. Washingtons Immortals tells the story of a heroic regiment that saved the Continental Army from destruction at the Battle of Brooklyn by holding the British at bay. Despite the pivotal importance of their sacrifice, the regimental dead are buried in a mass grave with only the most minimal markings, their story largely unknown to the modern public. ODonnell said the story of the Immortal 400 came looking for him and ...
(Free Republic Archived Retro Thread from 2002): Sneakypete Schools Freepers and Nopardons on Reality Of Bush Family As Statists/RINOs (and NOT "conservative")
Post Date: 2017-06-25 13:26:48 by Liberator
Taknoprisoners: "So how did Jeb end up in Florida? Just so I know and for the record?" Sneakypete: "The Bush family stationed him there,just like the Kennedy family stationed "Patches" in New Hampshire. Politics be da fambly bidnez,don'tchaknow,and his brother already had dibs on Texas." The Bush family probably thought his Mexican wife would be a political asset there with all the Spanish speaking voters."151 posted on 08/29/2002 12:27:33 AM PDT by sneakypete To: sneakypete "BTW, your class envy, now entitles you to a GOLD 'Marxists' card. :-)" 159 posted on 08/29/2002 12:34:28 AM PDT by nopardons sneakypete: I'll NEVER ...
How the CIA Turned Us onto LSD and Heroin: Secrets of America's War on Drugs
Post Date: 2017-06-25 12:19:00 by Deckard
"There's a huge story to be told," says Anthony Lappé, "about the actual extent of the U.S. government's involvement in drug trafficking." And that's exactly the story Lappé and his co-producers Julian Hobbs and Elli Hakami tell in a mesmerizing four-part series that debuted this week on cable TV's History Channel. Through dramatic recreations and in-depth interviews with academic researchers, historians, journalists, former federal agents, and drug dealers, America's War on Drugs (watch full episodes online here) tells true tales of how, for instance, the CIA and Department of Defense helped to introduce LSD to Americans in the 1950s. ...
America's War on Drugs (Acid, Spies, & Secret Experiments)
Post Date: 2017-06-21 08:12:27 by Deckard
The roots of Americas War on Drugs reveals secret assassination attempts, the CIAs bizarre experiments with LSD and support of heroin traffickers, LSD parachuting from the sky, and how it led to a five decade war.Video at the link.Acid, Spies, & Secret Experiments
George W. Bush’s Horrific Legacy
Post Date: 2017-05-31 10:28:53 by Deckard
As part of the drive to drive President Trump from the White House, some never-Trumpers are rehabilitating George W. Bush as a relative moderate and thus whitewashing his war crimes, notes Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson There is an ongoing reality that is destroying hundreds of thousands of lives in the Middle East. And though most Americans are ignorant of the fact, and many of those who should be in the know would deny it, the suffering flows directly from decisions taken by Washington over the last 27 years. President George W. Bush announcing the start of his invasion of Iraq on March 19, 2003. Some of the facts of the matter have just been presented by ...
The Only Thing, Historically, That's Curbed Inequality: Catastrophe
Post Date: 2017-05-25 05:48:32 by A Pole
Plagues, revolutions, massive wars, collapsed statesthese are what reliably reduce economic disparities Calls to make America great again hark back to a time when income inequality receded even as the economy boomed and the middle class expanded. Yet it is all too easy to forget just how deeply this newfound equality was rooted in the cataclysm of the world wars. The pressures of total war became a uniquely powerful catalyst of equalizing reform, spurring unionization, extensions of voting rights, and the creation of the welfare state. During and after wartime, aggressive government intervention in the private sector and disruptions to capital holdings wiped out upper-class wealth ...
Special Cinco de Mayo Greetings from Chicano Icon Che Guevara
Post Date: 2017-05-10 13:38:49 by Tooconservative
Mexicans are mostly a rabble of illiterate indians (Che Guevara, 1955). In the historic annals of unrequited love few cases rival the affair by Chicanos with Che Guevara. I trust Ches iconization is sufficiently documented by U.S. Chicano groups in their murals (i.e. graffiti.) They seem to plaster this lily white Argentinian racists mug on practically everything they paint to celebrate their Amerindian Aztec culture. Go figure. Perhaps a word with some Bolivian Amerindians who actually experienced Che Guevaras plans to Stalinize their culture would help. In 1967 these (overwhelmingly indigenous) Bolivians (with help from U.S. Green Berets) made short ...
When the FBI Went After Mad Magazine
Post Date: 2017-05-04 05:25:28 by Deckard
Warner Bros., IStock In a memo dated November 30, 1957, an agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation identified as A. Jones raised an issue of critical importance: "Several complaints to the Bureau have been made concerning the 'Mad' comic book [sic], which at one time presented the horror of war to readers." Attached to the document were pages taken from a recent issue of Mad that featured a tongue-in-cheek game about draft dodging. Players who earned such status were advised to write to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and request a membership card certifying themselves as a full-fledged draft dodger. At least three readers, the agent reported, ...
Ruby Ridge, Part One: Suspicion
Post Date: 2017-03-11 15:06:17 by Gatlin
General Article: Ruby Ridge, Part One: SuspicionThe story of the 1992 standoff that helped launch the modern militia movement. By Cori Brosnahan To tell the story of Ruby Ridge a standoff between the federal government and the heavily-armed Weaver family in the remote hills of Idaho filmmakers Barak Goodman and Emily Chapman interviewed eye witnesses, including federal agents on the ground, journalists who reported the story, and a member of the Weaver family. This three-part narrative draws directly from the transcripts of those interviews, exploring how a seemingly small infraction failure to appear in court for sawing off ...
Documents reveal how Trump’s racist dad inspired Woody Guthrie’s most bitter writings
Post Date: 2017-03-10 16:03:21 by Willie Green
In December 1950, Woody Guthrie signed his name to the lease of a new apartment in Brooklyn. Even now, over half a century later, that uninspiring document prompts a double-take. Below all the legal jargon is the signature of the man who had composed This Land Is Your Land, the most resounding appeal to an equal share for all in America. Below that is the signature of Donald Trumps father, Fred. No pairing could appear more unlikely. Guthries two-year tenancy in one of Fred Trumps buildings and his relationship with the real estate mogul of New Yorks outer boroughs produced some of Guthries most bitter writings, which I discovered on a recent trip ...
Andrew Breitbart Explains the Evil of the Democrats
Post Date: 2017-02-27 08:40:34 by A K A Stone
When the Beatles Brought Psychedelia to Prime Time
Post Date: 2017-02-23 11:32:11 by Deckard
On February 25, 1967, promotional films for the Beatles Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields Forever debuted on ABCs Hollywood Palace. Fans had never seen films like these before, and they hadnt seen the Beatles look or sound like they did nowin full psychedelic splendor. Whether or not they liked the new look and sound, fans appreciated that the Beatles were constantly changing, which kept them interesting. A male Beatleness interviewee, born in 53 recalled, I was intrigued. I knew I was looking at a piece of art. One of the most striking things about these films was that the Beatles had grown ...
1859 John Brown and Harper’s Ferry
Post Date: 2017-02-13 19:10:51 by A K A Stone
On the night of October 1859, John Brown and 21 of his followers raided the Harpers Ferry Federal Arsenal in Virginia. In 1855 Brown had also perpetrated the Pottawatomie Creek Massacre in Kansas as a result of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, resulting in five deaths. He was said to be acting on Gods orders. His goals were to free slaves and overthrow the white government to establish a free black state. Who was John Brown? John Brown was born in Torrington, Connecticut on May 9, 1800. His family moved to Ohio where he spent his childhood, his father owned a successful tannery. At age 16 he moved to Plainfield, Massachusetts and then to Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania he opened his own ...
1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act
Post Date: 2017-02-13 19:06:36 by A K A Stone
Illinois Senator Stephen Douglas, one of the architects of the Compromise of 1850, proposed to organize governments for two new territories that belonged to the Louisiana Purchase Lands, Kansas and Nebraska. His motivation had political and economical roots. He had envisioned a transcontinental railroad crossing the country west to east with Illinois, his state, as the eastern terminal. He needed the support of the south. And because the territory was above the 36Ú30 line of the 1820 Missouri Compromise, the bill would open up territory not previously available to slavery. The bill was approved and signed by President Franklin Pierce. The Kansas-Nebraska Act drew new borders ...
Douglass’ Role in the Civil War
Post Date: 2017-02-13 19:03:07 by A K A Stone
A war undertaken and brazenly carried for the perpetual enslavement of the colored men, calls logically and loudly for the colored men to help suppress it. Growing political tensions over the spread of slavery started a decade before the beginning of the war. As a preamble to the Civil War, between 1854 and 1861, there were a series of violent political confrontations known as Bloody Kansas or Bleeding Kansas as a result of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. The conflict arouse primarily on the subject of Kansas being accepted into the Union as a slave-free or slave state. The election of Abraham Lincoln as president in 1860 and the of Republican Partys determination to stop the ...
Frederick Douglas, An Alternative Truth
Post Date: 2017-02-13 15:08:40 by A K A Stone
Who was Frederick Douglass? More importantly, why does Frederick Douglass matter to todays America? The above questions are not merely rhetorical, as the recent controversy surrounding President Trumps Black History Month statement illustrate. Frederick Douglass, Trump said, is an example of somebody whos done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice. The mainstream media have caste Trumps curious mixture of both past and present tenses whos done (past) vs. is being recognized (present) - as an incongruous construction at best, and at worst as a clueless invocation of one of ...
Nixon and the End of the Bretton Woods System, 1971–1973
Post Date: 2017-01-03 20:54:36 by A K A Stone
On August 15, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon announced his New Economic Policy, a program to create a new prosperity without war. Known colloquially as the Nixon shock, the initiative marked the beginning of the end for the Bretton Woods system of fixed exchange rates established at the end of World War II. Secretary of the Treasury John Connally on the day that President Richard Nixon announced his New Economic Policy, August 15, 1971. (Nixon Presidential Library) Under the Bretton Woods system, the external values of foreign currencies were fixed in relation to the U.S. dollar, whose value was in turn expressed in gold at the congressionally-set price of $35 per ...
Tom Jones and Janis Joplin - Raise Your Hand - (Rare TV Performance)
Post Date: 2017-01-03 07:57:52 by Deckard
Tom Jones and Janis Joplin kick ass in this TV duet from 1969.
The Olive Branch Petition
Post Date: 2016-12-18 00:29:04 by A K A Stone
Background Consider These Questions John Dickinson drafted the Olive Branch Petition, which was adopted by the Second Continental Congress on July 5 and submitted to King George on July 8, 1775. It was an attempt to assert the rights of the colonists while maintaining their loyalty to the British crown. King George refused to read the petition and on August 23 proclaimed that the colonists had "proceeded to open and avowed rebellion." Approved by the Continental Congress on July 5, 1775 To the King's Most Excellent Majesty. Most Gracious Sovereign, We your Majesty's faithful subjects of the colonies of New-hampshire, Massachusetts-bay, Rhode island and ...
The Starvation Crisis at Fort Sumter in 1861 - Parts 1 & 2
Post Date: 2016-11-28 04:04:14 by nolu chan
https://www.scribd.com/document/332515294/The-Starvation-Crisis-at-Fort-Sumter-in-1861-Parts-1-2 The Starvation Crisis at Fort Sumter in 1861 - Parts 1 & 2 nolu chan 31 Jan, 14 Feb 2011
Letter on the Relation of the White and African Races in the United States [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2016-11-26 20:12:05 by nolu chan
Look at what the Lincoln Administration mass produced at the Government Printing Office at taxpayer expense. Rev. James Mitchell wrote a letter to Lincoln and was brought on board as the Minister of Emigration. Mitchell was the man with a plan to perfect the existing colonization plans of the Lincoln administration. Mitchell had previously recruited Lincoln for the Colonization Society. Mitchell was kept onboard until removed by President Andrew Johnson. Under Lincoln, the letter was published by the General Publishing Office in 1862 as a pamphlet. The pamphlet may be viewed and/or downloaded at the link given below. Letter on the Relation of the White and African Races in the United ...
President Lincoln's 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation
Post Date: 2016-11-24 14:16:07 by redleghunter
Washington, D.C. October 3, 1863 By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequalled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace ...
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