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July 30, 2007 by MasonM on Who's life is it anyway?
I'm watching a fascinating program on the History Channel about ancient Crete and the Minoan society that flourished there some 3,500 years ago. They believe the city on the central island of Santorini fits Plato's description of Atlantis. Seems reasonable to me bassed upon the evidence they have excavated.

Those people were thousands of years ahead of their time. Three and four story buildings, every house having hot and cold running water as well as a highly technically advanced sewage syst...
July 19, 2007 by danielost on My first blog
according to the top Iraqi AL quida there is no such thing.

AL quida is using Iraqis to make it look like it isn't getting foreign aid.
A few short weeks ago America celebrated the 231st Birthday of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. However in a letter to James Warren, John Adams wrote " This republican form of government is a production of everything that is great and excellent among Men. But its principals are as easily destroyed, as human nature is corrupt.... Private and public VIRTUE is the ONLY foundation if this republic."

In 1994 a book was written by Rudolph J. Rummel who is a Political Science Professo...
Time magazine has done a great article on JFK and some "behind the scenes" glimpses into the man behind the myth. Here's a taste. For the full article follow the link...

John F. Kennedy's loyal White House aides, Kenneth O'Donnell and Dave Powers, titled their 1972 J.F.K. memoir Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye—despite the fact that they had served him since his days as a scrawny young congressional candidate in Boston. So it's no surprise that Americans are still trying to figure out nearly half a ...
June 23, 2007 by Rightwinger on Robsblog
Man, I have to vent to someone.....I was just watching the Today Show, and they did a whole big thing on The Summer of Love. Praising how great it was...the music, the clothes, the attitudes. Groovy, man. Like, far out. Yeeeeaaahhh, maaaaan....

They interviewed "experts" like some 60s historian (a liberal academician, natch) and "perennial hippie" Wavy Gravy....who has to be 70 years old and still dresses like a clown on bad acid.
What a shame to be a ridiculous, frivolous oddity; stuck in ...
 He glanced from the rail of the ship that transported himself and his Pregnant wife, seeing New York City for the first time.

Ellis Island was to be the first stop, His wife was praying that she did not give birth to the child before they were allowed to reach 'AMERICA' were the child would be the most treasured of all things to them, an AMERICAN CITIZEN. America! the land of opportunity, he had no real skill, but his wife's brothers have been in America for 10 years or so and have done...
A lot of rhetoric gets spent in the political arena over our founding fathers and their intent in regards to our religious status as a nation. Many on the right contend that we are somehow a "christian" nation. Others, trying to seem more inclusive, call it a "judeo-christian" nation.

But fact is, we're not.

I've written in the past on this subject and have had discussions on the subject on other threads as well. I'm not gonna rehash old debates here, but just present a few key pieces of...
May 23, 2007 by jennifer1 on jennifers moan
This is an interesting video. It catalogues the madmen of Africa both Black and White. Africa certainly has produced some in her time. Feast your eyes upon these lovelies! It is not a boring history lesson at all, it is set to a song and is easy watching even if it is a bunch of sick, twisted mad men.
May 22, 2007 by olikara on I will say what I want
A syrian christian takes his own name which is the name of his paternal grandfather, the name of his father and his house or ‘tharavad’ name.

He may make any of these his surname and hence he may be G.J. Olikara, ‘G’ for Gevarghese (name of paternal grandfather), ‘J’ for John(name of father) and ‘Olikara’ for name of his ancestral house from where the line of his paternal family descends. He may be the son of O.G. John, ‘O’ for Olikara(name of the house), ‘G’ for Gevarghese (name of father)...
May 13, 2007 by PranayGupte on Pranay Gupte Blog
Mira Kamdar again displays keen understanding of Indian culture, and how things work -- or don't -- in the world's biggest democracy. Her earlier book, "Motiba's Tatoos," was a wonderful memoir, and "Planet India" is a worthy follow-up effort. Kamdar writes with great clarity, which helps the everyday reader and professional one alike to gain sharp insights about the world's emerging economic giant. I might also cite the Hindi-language edition of "Planet India" as being very well translated. Kam...
May 11, 2007 by Paladin77 on Masters House
Almost every time terrorism has been tried it has worked for one simple reason. People get tired of it and give up.
Example 1: The American revolutionary war.
We broke away from England; King George did not like that so he sent in his army. We fought a war of terror, Small unit tactics, running away from larger forces to minimize losses, and only do hit and run battles until your can do better.
Result: The King got tired of losing troops and money so he gave up, and we "won" our independence....
Most people who are at all active in politics or have any interest in our government usually have their favorite ammendments to the Constitution.


Some love the 1st Ammendment. Journalists, activists and anyone with an unpopular or at least a perceived minority voice will often cite their 1st ammendment rights to speech, religion and assembly.

Some Love the 2nd Ammendment. Some to the point they fantasize about someone actually trying to pry the gun from their "cold, dead hands."

When ...
May 8, 2007 by olikara on I will say what I want
The invasion of kerala by Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan of Mysore in the latter half of the 18th century left a deep impact on kerala polity and society. This invasion of the mysoreans and Tipu in particular is called the ‘Padayottam’.

Much of it’s effects are visble deep down in the keralite psyche even today. To understand what effect this incursion into kerala had on the syrian christian community, we need to study the timeline of events during those tumultous times between 1766 and 1...
This morning, when dropping my son off for school, a few students were putting the American Flag up for the day. Their handling of it was horrible. The flag was "bunched up" and not properly folded. It hit the ground several times while they were fumbling with it. And several other "violations" of how I was raised to handle our flag as well.

The students in question are mostlikely in the 11 or 12 range roughly. At 1st, I was offended by the handling of the flag. Moreso, I was offended that a...