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November 11th – Remembrance Day In Australia

November 11, 2022 by

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By Anton Lang ~ On the 5th October 1918, the German High Command asked for an immediate Armistice and an end to hostilities. The date and time for the ceasefire to commence was at 11AM on November 11th 1918, effectively the finish of The Great War, which we now refer to as World War One. […]

From The Pony Express To Marconi, To Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits

September 27, 2022 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ This essay is sourced from the outstanding book The Cloud Revolution by Mark Mills In 1860 the government subsidized a method to send information from coast to coast in 10 days via the Pony Express. While romanticized in many Hollywood movies it lasted only 18 months before bankruptcy and the […]

Human Computers And Rooms Full Of Mathematicians To Your Apple Watch In Only 250 Years

September 13, 2022 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Once upon a time computers were humans hired to manually perform computations for any number of tasks. As early as 1757 Astronomer Edmundo Haley used a group of people to make parallel calculations leading to the time the comet carrying his name would return. They got it right. Even though […]

‘Critics Say’! NPR Hits Biden For Holding An ‘All White’ Meeting Of Lefty Historians

September 7, 2022 by

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By Tim Graham ~ The Washington Post reported President Biden invited in a pack of liberal historians to advise him on the sad state of American democracy, still in darkness as if Trump never left Washington. National Public Radio found a space to criticize this liberal meeting — because it seemed racist. Their headline? “Historians […]

Historical Association President’s Groveling Apology To Woke Mob Shows Why History Can’t Be Left To Institutions

August 27, 2022 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Arguing for keeping “presentism” out of history seems like a straightforward argument from an acknowledged history scholar, right? Wrong. Not these days. The president of the American Historical Association, James H. Sweet, published an essay last week arguing that scholars should bar “presentism” from history. Sweet’s column in the American Historical […]

Fun Facts From The Rule Of Threes

July 26, 2022 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ In September 1882, it was clear that the future would be different when Edison lit up the world’s first central electric power plant at the Pearl Street Station in New York City. It was equally clear in December 1913, when Henry Ford turned on the first modern production line in […]

Sunday Music – Goodbye To Love

May 15, 2022 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Today’s music video is Goodbye To Love and the song is sung here by The Carpenters. Link to Video at You Tube This video was posted to You Tube by catman916 Over the many years I have been doing these Sunday Music Posts, I have mentioned a number of times how […]

Sunday Music – As Long As I Can See The Light

May 1, 2022 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Today’s music video is As Long As I Can See The Light and the song is sung here by John Fogerty and My Morning Jacket. Link to Video at You Tube This video was posted to You Tube by Guenter Mayer When it comes to music, I’m pretty much old school. […]

Sunday Music – How Long

April 24, 2022 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Today’s music video is How Long and the song is sung here by the English band, Ace. Link to Video at You Tube This video was posted to You Tube by Andrew911118 Sometimes, there’s a lot going on with a Pop song, but you never even notice it at all. That’s […]

The Politicization of ‘Black History Month’

February 17, 2022 by

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The Politicization of ‘Black History Month’ MARK ALEXANDER  ~ One courageous woman’s story is NOT just another MSM “African-American History Month” entry. There is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do, to see a plan adopted for the abolition of [slavery].” —George Washington (1786) Black History Month was first officially recognized in […]

Texas 1836 Project To Examine State’s History, Future

January 6, 2022 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The 1836 Project Advisory Committee will examine the glories of Texas history, as well as its “warts,” members said Wednesday at the first meeting of its nine-member advisory board. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed legislation creating the committee in June. Texas won its independence from Mexico in 1836. In September, the […]

Saturday Music Special – Rio – Vale Mike Nesmith

December 11, 2021 by

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By Anton Lang ~ This is a sad day in the history of modern music, as we mark the passing of Mike Nesmith. This video clip is of his classic song Rio, the first music video. Link to video clip at You Tube This video was posted to You Tube by Michael Nesmith’s Videoranch It […]

Thomas Jefferson Latest Target In War On History. New York City Council Votes To Remove His Statue From City Hall.

October 20, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ The war on history has come for Thomas Jefferson. On Monday, the New York City Council unanimously voted to remove a Jefferson statue from New York City Hall, though it hasn’t yet decided where to put it. The statue has been there for nearly a century and was originally created to […]

The Drake Well: Not To Be Forgotten

September 14, 2021 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ American oil history began for certain in a valley along a creek in a remote area of northwestern Pennsylvania on August 27, 1859. There a well drilled, with the intention of profiting from the extraction of oil, by Edwin Drake reached 69.5 feet into the ground and filled with oil […]

By Relocating ‘Racist’ Rock, University Fancies Itself A Social Justice Warrior

August 11, 2021 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ It’s not just racist birds. Now woke activists are triggered by racist rocks. The University of Wisconsin-Madison moved a 75-ton boulder Friday that had been placed on campus a century ago to honor geologist and educator Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, the school’s president from 1887 to 1892. The university relocated Chamberlin Rock, […]

A Flag That’s Still Worth Dying For

July 4, 2021 by

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By Michael Reagan ~ Gwen Berry says she knows her history, but she really doesn’t. When hammer-thrower Gwen Berry turned her back on the American flag at the Olympic Trials last weekend, it made me think of Sergeant William Carney. Berry probably doesn’t know who Carney was. Neither, I bet, do the Black Lives Matter […]

American Minute – Mothers Day

May 9, 2021 by

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From William J Federer’s American Minute ~ Mothers’ Day was held in Boston in 1872 at the suggestion of Julia Ward Howe, writer of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” But it was Anna Jarvis, daughter of a Methodist minister in Grafton, West Virginia, who made it a national event. During the Civil War, Anna […]

Patriots’ Day: A Gun Rights Case Study

April 19, 2021 by

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MARK ALEXANDER   ~ The last time the government attempted to confiscate weapons from grassroots Americans Patriots… “The ultimate authority … resides in the people alone. … The advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation … forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than […]

History Is Being Rewritten

February 18, 2021 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ History Is Being Rewritten Faster Than It Can Be Written. Or So It Seems. Read more by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/

1776 Unites Curriculum Rejects 1619 Project Victimhood Narrative

September 17, 2020 by

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By Virginia Allen ~ Personal narratives are powerful and often serve to empower others. The African American community is full of stories of men and women who overcame slavery, Jim Crow laws, and discrimination. The 1776 Unites movement, founded by Bob Woodson, has just released a school curriculum to tell the stories of black success […]

America Should Know More About Ulysses S. Grant

August 22, 2020 by

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By Elliser Silla ~ Our 18th president, Ulysses S. Grant, often is described as three things: a “butcher” general who mindlessly sent his soldiers into battle; an ineffective political leader who allowed corruption to fester in the highest levels of government; and an irresponsible human being who reveled in his drinking habits. Although there is […]

Founders’ Lives, Fortunes, And Sacred Honor Still Our Foundation

August 4, 2020 by

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By Sarah Williams ~ In recent weeks, thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of America to declare that the lives, fortunes, and sacred honor of the Founding Fathers no longer should be considered the true foundation of the United States of America. The death of George Floyd in police custody May 25 sparked […]

As Trump Preps Visit, NY Times Suddenly Discovers Mt. Rushmore Is Racist

July 3, 2020 by

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By Clay Waters ~ The New York Times, after ignoring the issue for decades, has abruptly become quite concerned about the dark history behind the historical granite carvings of Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, featuring Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Lincoln. Under the misleadingly benign headline “How Mount Rushmore Became Mount Rushmore,” reporters Bryan […]

Monuments Are Only The Start Of Radical Left’s War On Western Values

July 1, 2020 by

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By Nile Gardiner and Joseph Loconte ~ The radical left has hijacked debate over America’s monuments to wage a cultural war. Their goal: to deny the moral legitimacy of our democratic republic. Violent attacks on statues and memorials aren’t mere vandalism. They are an assault on the United States itself and the values upon which this great nation stands. We should all stand united as […]