Category Archives: History

Remembering What is Difficult To Remember – Holocaust Remembrance Day

This is a repeat post, in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. One day at a blog most of us know well, we were visited by someone who wrote, I would encourage those who believe anything negative about Hitler to … Continue reading

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1975 – Ronald Reagan interviewed by Mike Wallace on 60 Minutes

Boy oh boy. 45 years ago, and as true today as it was then (even more so.) Less than a minute, but packed with truth.

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Story of the day – Mr. Edwards meets Santa Claus (Laura Ingalls Wilder)

“The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.”   — Laura Ingalls Wilder  This … Continue reading

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Seen on Facebook – Jimmy Stewart’s military career

H/T Texan59! Months after winning his 1941 Academy Award for best actor in “The Philadelphia Story,” Jimmy Stewart, one of the best-known actors of the day, left Hollywood and joined the US Army. He was the first big-name movie star … Continue reading

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Chuck Yeager, 1st to break sound barrier, dies at 97

Houston Chronicle GRASS VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles “Chuck” Yeager, the World War II fighter pilot ace and quintessential test pilot who showed he had the “right stuff” when in 1947 he became the first … Continue reading

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157 Years Ago Today … Gettysburg PA

There are several versions of the speech that Abraham Lincoln gave at Gettysburg to consecrate the Soldiers’ National Cemetery. Tara Ross reports:

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English Heritage – Letters Home: The Post Office in the First World War

As you may know, England celebrates Remembrance Day on November 11, as the USA has its commemoration of Veterans on the same day. Why? Because the WWI armistice ending combat took place on “the eleventh hour of the eleventh day … Continue reading

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Today’s video – Milton Friedman v. Phil Donahue

Milton Friedman is still quoted today. When was the last time we heard about Phil Donahue? An excellent, history-based, defense of capitalism.

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Obamagate – the movie

Just released on YouTube. Produced by Phelim McAleer, Ann McElhinney and Magdalena Segeida (producers of Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer and FrackNation) in conjunction with Judicial Watch. Co-produced by the Unreported Story Society and Tom Fitton’s Judicial … Continue reading

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Baking bread – substitutions during shortages

If you have never watched the Townsends on YouTube, I encourage you to do so! Here’s a video about using other foods to substitute for part of the wheat flour at a time when wheat flour was in short supply … Continue reading

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