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History

Yesterday

The U.S. History of the Assault on Public Transport in the Last Century

Once upon a time the U.S. had an amazing public transportation infrastructure.

Sunday – January 20, 2019

VP Mike Pence on MLK – Hypocrite Much?

About that whole peaceful protest thing …

Despotism (1946) – Anything Look Familiar?

Released after WWII, this amazing film illustrates the thesis that all communities can be ranged on a scale running from democracy to …

Wednesday – January 16, 2019

Aides Reveal Trump Wants Out of NATO, a Dream of Putin

New York Times correspondent Helene Cooper joins Lawrence to discuss her latest reporting on President Trump’s private desire to withdraw from NATO, …

The REAL Reason Cannabis Was Prohibited (Hint: Corporations)

It’s sad to see how much our world has been destroyed over the past 70 years as well as the health & …

Tuesday – January 15, 2019

Search for Meanings & Distribution of 26 Million Surnames

Forebears have added the ability to map surname distribution across around 20,000 second-level administrative divisions (subregions) in sixty-six countries; from Australia to …

Saturday – January 12, 2019

First Nuclear Submarine USS Nautilus Secretly Buys “Bar’s Leak”

On June 3, 1958, the USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear submarine, visits Everett and Seattle. In Seattle, crewmen dressed in civilian …

Friday – January 11, 2019

Why Evangelical Christians Love Israel

Thomas Morton joined a group of born again Christians as they toured the Holy Land and found out the real reason why …

Thursday – January 10, 2019

“Trans Person Here, Allow Me to Correct that Opinion.” Damn!

There have ALWAYS been people who were gender non-conforming, we have examples going back to the Iron Age(article, and further back to …

Monday – January 7, 2019

TIL – Witches Were not Burned at the Stake in Salem

Accused people at Salem Witch Trials were not burned at the stake. More than 200 were accused, 19 were hanged, and 1 …

Wednesday – January 2, 2019

The Streets are Alive, with the Sound of Hitler

During the filming of the Sound of Music, the city of Salzburg refused to allow Nazi flags to be hung off buildings …

Saturday – December 29, 2018

English is an Interesting Language

A thieving, stealing language!

Monday – December 24, 2018

TIL – NORAD’s Santa Tracker Started with a Typo in 1955

TIL in 1955 a local Sears store in Colorado Springs ran a dial Santa ad. Except the number was a misprint. Instead of listing the number for Sears’ Santa hotline, it posted the number for the Continental Air Defense Command center. NORAD has been tracking Santa ever since.

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