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Twerking Party Canceled Over Use Of Martin Luther King, Jr. Image In Promo Material

January 16, 2014
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No really….

The owner of a Michigan party space has canceled a “Freedom 2 Twerk” party after the event’s promoter began circulating promotional flyers featuring a Photoshopped image of Martin Luther King, Jr. wearing a large gold chain and medallion and flashing what appears to be a gang sign.

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John Adams: “Independence Forever!”

July 4, 2013
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Shortly after the passage of the Declaration of Independence, John wrote back to Abigail and at the time, thought it would be July 2nd that would be forever celebrated:

via John Adams: “Independence Forever!”.

Jack Levin (with a preface by his son, Mark Levin), George Washington: The Crossing

May 20, 2013
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With the warm-hearted patriotism and passion he brought to his beautiful volume Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Illustrated, Jack E. Levin now illuminates a profound turning point of the American Revolution: the decisive Battle of Trenton and its prelude—General George Washington leading his broken and ailing troops in a fleet of small...

Columbia University seeks to change 1920’s era whites-only fellowship bequest

May 15, 2013
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Note they aren’t simply giving up the money and haven’t in almost 100 years.

Columbia University is seeking to change the terms of a fellowship that can only be awarded to white students from Iowa.

The Lydia C. Roberts Graduate Fellowship stipulates that money be given only to “a person of the...

Ancient Mayan pyramid destroyed for road fill

May 14, 2013
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Oops!

A Mayan pyramid that has stood for 2,300 years in Belize has been reduced to rubble, apparently to make fill for roads.

Local media in the Central American country of 334,000 people report the temple at the Noh Mul site in northern Belize was largely torn down by backhoes and bulldozers...

Photo: Ancient quarry used to build Jerusalem found

May 9, 2013
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Okay, this is cool.

A huge quarry, along with tools and a key, used by workers some 2,000 years ago, have been discovered during an excavation in Jerusalem prior to the paving of a highway, the Israel Antiquities Authorities (IAA) announced.

The first-century quarry, which fits into the Second Temple Period (538...

Chicago museums are prohibited from lawfully displaying firearms of historic value

May 8, 2013
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Well, yeah, lift it, as Ald. Burke suggests. But, wow, that there is such a law in the first place and that it will likely remain in effect is simply pathetic.

CHICAGO — Ald. Edward Burke (14th) introduced an ordinance at Wednesday’s City Council meeting that would allow city museums to display...

15,000-year-old fossil words reveal Ice Age language

May 8, 2013
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NH auction house offers EKG of Neil Armstrong’s heartbeat taken when he stepped onto moon

May 5, 2013
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Well, here’s one for the guy or girl who has everything.

AMHERST, N.H. – A New Hampshire auction house is offering an EKG of Neil Armstrong’s heartbeat taken at the moment he first set foot on the moon.

Amherst-based RR Auction will take bids on the electrocardiogram, which registered a normal heartbeat, and...

Archaeologists in Ga. find remains of frontier fort in Revolutionary War battle

May 5, 2013
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Cool stuff, more at link below.

Less than two months after British forces captured Savannah in December 1778, patriot militiamen scored a rare Revolutionary War victory in Georgia after a short but violent gunbattle forced British loyalists to abandon a small fort built on a frontiersman’s cattle farm.

More than 234 years later,...

Alan Wood, WWII vet who provided flag on Iwo Jima has died

April 28, 2013
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Five Marines and a Navy Corpsman later raised that flag in a stirring moment captured by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal.Steven Wood says his father was always humbled by his small role in the historic moment.In a 1945 letter to a Marine general who asked for details about the flag, Wood...

150 Yrs Ago This week in the Civil War Confederate fighters conduct raid

April 26, 2013
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Little History at link. Yes, I have a category for that. Oh, yeah, oh, yeah! lol Always did like my History.

Aiming to destroy a vital section of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in what is current-day West Virginia, 150 years ago this week in the Civil War a...

Video: 100-Year-Old Oklahoma Time Capsule Opened

April 26, 2013
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The video is at link below. It’s okay, but – kinda meh. Could have better video. Some cool stuff inside. Fair number of Indian artifacts, which makes you wonder why we’re always portrayed as having hated them so much. We must have valued them somewhat back in the day given...

Margaret Thatcher dead: George Galloway leads chorus of ‘celebration’ from the left

April 8, 2013
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This is who they are. This is what they do.

The Left has led sickening celebrations in response to the death of former Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

MP George Galloway led the way with a crass tweet, while at the NUS National conference in Sheffield there were cheers when her...

North Korea threatens to scrap armistice that ended war

March 5, 2013
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North Korea threatened on Tuesday to scrap an armistice that ended the 1950-53 civil war and sever a military “hotline” with the United States if South Korea and Washington pressed on with two-month-long war games.

It was a notable sharpening in the North’s often bellicose rhetoric and followed word from U.N. diplomats...

WWII code found on dead carrier pigeon solved?

December 17, 2012
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Link below – worth a click! heh

If you’ve been frantically wondering about the meaning of that coded message found strapped to a WWII carrier pigeon, you might finally be able to get some rest. Gord Young, from Ontario, Canada, believes hes decoded the note, which was unearthed when the pigeons body was discovered...

‘To see the men without clothes to cover their nakedness ….’

November 8, 2012
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You want hard? Try this? What happened to you? Did you lose a Senate race, or break a nail on your friggin’ keyboard?

Get. Over. It.

As I said to a good friend tonight, everyone gets a chance to fight and the battles aren’t always chosen and are rarely fully...

Battle of Guadalcanal: Photos from Second World War combat

October 22, 2012
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This image of a Japanese soldier’s burned head staked on a tank shocked the nation and became a symbol of the brutality of the Battle for Guadalcanal

Via MailOnline:

It was a battle for a tiny island in the South Pacific no bigger than Delaware, but it became a turning point in the...

Experts Cracking Oldest Undeciphered Language on 5,000-year-old tablets

October 22, 2012
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Experts trying to crack the world’s oldest undeciphered language say they are close to making a breakthrough that could unlock a large cache of knowledge from the ancient world. The academics are using a high-tech imaging device to scan clay tablets and capture writing in the proto-Elamite language, which was...

Fretting Feminists Attack Classic WWII Times Square Kissing Photo As Rape

October 9, 2012
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The fretting-ly frustrated feminist brigade doesn’t need a reason to go after me. They instinctively sense I’m the enemy. I believe it’s pheromone based. So, I’ll just hand it off to Victory Girls and let them biatch slap da … gals at Feministing, among others.

…Far from being a kiss between a loving couple, we learn that...

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