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Tragedy and Misjudgment

Tragedy and Misjudgment

on February 15, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Thursday, February 15, 2018. Today, Americans must absorb the shock — and resist the numbness that comes with familiarity — of another mass school shooting by a murderous young man with an assault rifle. As of this writing, the names of the victims have not been made public except for the assistant football coach at Florida’s Stoneman […]

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More Slaves Today than at any time in Human History

More Slaves Today than at any time in Human History

on February 15, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

There is a book by Benjamin Skinner, a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School of Government that stated that an estimated 27 million people in the world are forced to work, held through fraud, under threat of violence, for no pay beyond subsistence, in forced marriages, in sex-trafficking and prostitution. William Federer relays from […]

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The Ginsburg Standard and the Schumer Double Standard

on February 15, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

by CARRIE SEVERINO   /  National Review Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a master of the double standard, has already embarrassed himself by attempting to rewrite history about the filibuster and invent a ficticious “60-vote standard” for the current nominee.  Not satisfied with his two Pinocchios for that fib, he’s now holding Judge Neil Gorsuch to a standard completely at […]

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Quote for Today February 15th

Quote for Today February 15th

on February 15, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have. Gerald R. Ford Gerald Rudolph “Jerry” Ford Jr. (born Leslie Lynch King Jr.; July 14, 1913 – December 26, 2006) was the 38th President of the United States, serving from 1974 to 1977, and, prior to this, was […]

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Perils at Sea

on February 14, 2019, 9:06 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Thursday, February 14, 2019. At 12:15 p.m. on this date in 1983, a crewman on the Neptune Jade, a 750-foot freighter on its way to Asia, noticed a blip on his radar screen. It signified the presence of another vessel 24 nautical miles away, which wasn’t unusual in that busy Bering Sea shipping lane. Except for one […]

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FDR’S ‘NEW DEAL’ SOCIAL SECURITY ACT JUST THAT

FDR’S ‘NEW DEAL’ SOCIAL SECURITY ACT JUST THAT

on February 14, 2019, 6:36 AM / in History, News, Opinion

My SS card still states  NOT TO BE USED FOR IDENTIFICATION. I got my first SS # the summer of 1954 so I could get a job and then when I got married I applied for the change to include my married name in 1956.  I still have that original card and I just now checked it to be sure […]

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Quote for Today Feburary 14th

on February 14, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

“God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty.” Thomas Jefferson, letter […]

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February 14th in History

February 14th in History

on February 14, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 320 days remaining until the end of the year (321 in leap years). Holidays Christian feast day: Cyril and Methodius, patron saints of Europe (Roman Catholic Church) Valentine February 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Communist Martyrs Day (Iraqi Communist Party) Statehood Day (Arizona) Statehood Day (Oregon) […]

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Epsilon Eridani

Epsilon Eridani

on February 14, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

Epsilon Eridani is a star in the constellation of Eridanus. Viewable from most of Earth’s surface along a declination 9.46° south of the celestial equator, it is 10.5 light-years away and has an apparent magnitude of 3.73. It is the third-closest individual star or star system visible to the unaided eye. Estimated at less than a billion years old, the […]

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“Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.”

“Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.”

on February 13, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

In 1570, Ivan the Terrible attacked Novgorod, which had been for centuries a successful Russian Republic on the Baltic Sea. Ivan’s first command was to subjugate the church. He stripped cathedrals and monasteries of their valuables; put priests and deacons in shackles and flogged them til they paid a ransom; and he ordered some 500 clergymen beaten to death. Ivan […]

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February 13th in History

February 13th in History

on February 13, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 321 days remaining until the end of the year (322 in leap years). Holidays Children’s Day (Myanmar) Christian feast day: Absalom Jones (Episcopal Church (USA)) Beatrice of Ornacieux Castor of Karden Catherine of Ricci Ermenilda of Ely Fulcran Polyeuctus (Roman Catholic Church) February 13 (Eastern […]

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Quote for Today February 13th

Quote for Today February 13th

on February 13, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” Winston Churchill Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, RA (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer February 13th

American Minute with Bill Federer February 13th

on February 13, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

“Man has forgotten God, that is why this has happened” was Russian author Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s response when questioned about the decline of modern culture. Solzhenitsyn continued: “Over a half century ago, while I was still a child, I recall hearing a number of old people offer the following explanation for the great disasters that had befallen Russia: ‘Men have forgotten […]

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Lincoln, in Brief

on February 12, 2019, 7:36 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Monday, February 12, 2018 — the birthdate of perhaps our greatest president. “I was born Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky,” Abraham Lincoln wrote to Jesse W. Fell in December of 1859. “My parents were both born in Virginia, of undistinguished families — second families, perhaps I should say,” Lincoln continued. “My mother, who died in […]

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February 12th in History

February 12th in History

on February 12, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 322 days remaining until the end of the year (323 in leap years). Holidays Christian Feast Day: Damian of Alexandria Julian the Hospitaller February 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Darwin Day (International) Georgia Day (Georgia) Lincoln’s Birthday (United States) National Freedom to Marry Day, unofficial (United […]

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Quote for Today: February 12th

Quote for Today: February 12th

on February 12, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan was born in an apartment on the second floor of a commercial building in Tampico, Illinois on February 6, 1911, the son of […]

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Quote for Today

Quote for Today

on February 11, 2019, 8:14 AM / in History, Religion

“You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work […]

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The Cost Of War Since September 11, 2001

The Cost Of War Since September 11, 2001

on February 11, 2019, 7:16 AM / in History

The War On Terrorism Has Produced Numerous Casualties BY STEW SMITH |  The Balance Careers What is the real cost of war? On just one day in September 2001, 2,996 people lost their lives when the twin towers fell in New York, at the Pentagon, and on the each of the three hijacked planes. When the leader of Al_Qaeda Osama Bin Laden was […]

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What one man can do –  Sipsey Street

What one man can do – Sipsey Street

on February 11, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

 by Dutchman6 “For, remark you this . . . that somewhere, somehow, and by somebody, a beginning must be made; and that the first act of resistance is always, and must be ever premature, imprudent, and dangerous.” “CLEARING DECKS.” by James Fintan Lalor. It is never the mass of a people that forms its real and efficient might. It is […]

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February 11th in History

February 11th in History

on February 11, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 323 days remaining until the end of the year (324 in leap years). Holidays Armed Forces Day (Liberia) Christian Feast Day: Benedict of Aniane Blaise Cædmon, first recorded Christian Poet in England, circa 680 CE (Anglicanism) Fanny Crosby (Episcopal Church (USA)) Gobnait Gregory II February […]

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