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November 12th, 2020 - 9:55 pm § in Misc.

Movie: “Vidovdan’s Bells 1914”

Serbian movie with English subtitles depicting the Battle of Cer between Austria-Hungarian invaders and Serb defenders, the first engagement of World War 1. This is an excerpt from a 2018 feature film titled “King Petar the First.” Violence, profanity, battle scenes, and depictions of at[...]

September 27th, 2020 - 4:33 am § in Environment, Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Human History

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September 4th, 2020 - 2:14 am § in China, Foreign Affairs, Misc., Russia

Historians say Truman didn’t order Nagasaki bombing

Once the A-bomb was tested and worked, whether civilians or the military would control it became an issue. Thanks to Truman, it remained under civilian control. Today, the Department of Energy, not the military, is the custodian of America’s nuclear weapons. Everyone knows Truman ordered the H[...]

August 23rd, 2020 - 9:06 am § in Misc.

Mystery of the Sea

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July 27th, 2020 - 2:46 pm § in Politics

GOP Senator describes slavery as “necessary evil”

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), a potential future GOP presidential contender, is drawing fire for describing slavery as a “necessary evil,” although he did so in the context of how he believes the Founding Fathers viewed it. He used the words in floor remarks about a bill he introduced to withh[...]

July 23rd, 2020 - 4:05 pm § in America

Was Lincoln right to preserve the Union by force?

Of course, this is a rhetorical question. Lincoln was America’s most consequential president; world history would be very different if the United States had broken in two in the mid-19th century. The result would have been an industrialized North with a strong central government, and an agricu[...]

April 30th, 2020 - 1:05 am § in America

FACEBOOK on the Louisiana Purchase

On Saturday, April 30, 1803, the Louisiana Purchase Treaty was signed by Robert Livingston, James Monroe, and Barbé Marbois in Paris. President Jefferson announced the treaty to the American people on July 4. After the signing of the Louisiana Purchase agreement in 1803, Livingston made this famous[...]

April 9th, 2020 - 1:30 am § in Misc.

When and Where Did Writing Begin?

11 Ancient African Writing Systems READMORE at the Atlanta Black Star The importance of oral culture and tradition in Africa and the recent dominance of European languages through colonialism, among other factors, has led to the misconception that the languages of Africa either have no written form [...]

March 3rd, 2020 - 1:01 am § in Jews, Misc.

Where did the renaissance come from?

Answer. There was no renaissance.  The sparks that enlightened Europe came from the Muslim world.[...]

March 4th, 2019 - 1:37 am § in Misc.

March 4: Anniversary of Andrew Jackson Taking Office As President

On March 4, 1829, Andrew Jackson took the oath of office and became the seventh President of the United States. He went on to conduct a war of genocide against indigenous Americans in South Carolina.[...]