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John F. Kennedy Freedom Riders. A portion of the DVD cover for the 2011 PBS / American Experience film, “Freedom Riders,” by Stanley Nelson.

John F. Kennedy Freedom Riders

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Politics. Making, and Eating, the 1950s’ Most Nauseating Jell-O Soaked Recipes. Poring over vintage cookbooks and food advertisements is equal parts intriguing and repulsive: People willingly ate things like “Shrimp Aspic Mold” and “Chicken Mousse”?

Making, and Eating, the 1950s’ Most Nauseating Jell-O Soaked Recipes

Unlike the menus on contemporary food blogs and in best-selling recipe books, mid-century cooking seems guaranteed to make you gag, thanks to its mismatched flavors, industrial ingredients, and gelatin overload. Top: Shrimpy, gelatinous, mid-century bliss. Above: Decked out in mid-century modern garb, Clark poses with a sour cream recipe book. Often the strangeness of this era’s food stemmed from innovations being tested on our nation’s taste buds. World War II spurred an industrial food boom, introducing many technologies to keep foods fresh longer, from freezing to dehydrating. Today, foodies typically look back on this era with an upturned nose, preferring to mock its foods rather than eat them.

A shelf full of mid-century cookbooks from Clark’s personal collection. The Language of Falconry. How to Use Alaska Air miles. Disclosure: We get a commission for links on the blog.

How to Use Alaska Air miles

42 maps that explain World War II. By Timothy B.

42 maps that explain World War II

Lee on November 13, 2014 World War II was a great tragedy, claiming 60 million lives and throwing millions more into turmoil. Yet the war also spurred rapid technological development, hastened the end of colonialism, and laid the foundation for institutions like the United Nations and the European Union. The Forgotten Government Plan to Round Up Muslims.

In the early morning hours of January 26, 1987, federal agents across Los Angeles charged into the homes of seven men and one woman and led them away in handcuffs. More than 100 law enforcement officers—city, state and federal—were involved. “War on Terrorism Hits LA,” read the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner. The defendants were all pro-Palestinian activists, but it wasn’t clear what they’d been arrested for. Soon the government conceded it would not introduce criminal charges, instead seeking to deport the group by alleging material support to a communist organization—an ancient Red Scare statute that would soon be declared unconstitutional. The case quickly became a mess, and in the end, 20 years of legal wrangling would pass before a judge would call the case “an embarrassment to the rule of law.”

HORIZON HOUSE PUBLICATIONS INC. WebEx Enterprise Site. Sunshine, Tapas, And Great Healthcare In Southern Spain.

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Politics. AWR Articles. Painkiller Comparison Chart - Desktop Version - Vaughn's Summaries. Software. America’s Most Admired Lawbreaker. By Steven Brill Letter From the Editors.

America’s Most Admired Lawbreaker

Design and Simulation of Phased Arrays For RadarAerospace Applications. By Gent Paparisto, AWR Group, NI Phased array antenna systems, which use sets of two or more antennas, offer improved performance over single antennas and are well-known for their usefulness in radar and aerospace applications.

Design and Simulation of Phased Arrays For RadarAerospace Applications

Phased arrays are seeing increased use in automotive, satellite, public safety, and advanced wireless communications systems. Communication system design software, such as NI AWR Design Environment/Visual System Simulator (VSS), supports the design and analysis of phased arrays, as well as their implementation in a system of antenna elements, power divider/combiners, phase shifters, and other typical components. This article examines how software can be used to simulate both small and large phased arrays in typical configurations. Design software for complex communication systems enables engineers to examine system architectures, and to formulate suitable specifications for each of the underlying components.

Seymour M. Hersh · The Killing of Osama bin Laden · LRB 21 May 2015. It’s been four years since a group of US Navy Seals assassinated Osama bin Laden in a night raid on a high-walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Seymour M. Hersh · The Killing of Osama bin Laden · LRB 21 May 2015

The killing was the high point of Obama’s first term, and a major factor in his re-election. The White House still maintains that the mission was an all-American affair, and that the senior generals of Pakistan’s army and Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) were not told of the raid in advance. This is false, as are many other elements of the Obama administration’s account. The White House’s story might have been written by Lewis Carroll: would bin Laden, target of a massive international manhunt, really decide that a resort town forty miles from Islamabad would be the safest place to live and command al-Qaida’s operations?

He was hiding in the open. ‘When your version comes out – if you do it – people in Pakistan will be tremendously grateful,’ Durrani told me. Statcast Arrives, Offering Way to Quantify Nearly Every Move in Game. Photo Which outfielders take the most efficient routes to a fly ball?

Statcast Arrives, Offering Way to Quantify Nearly Every Move in Game

Which pitcher’s curveball has the highest spin rate?

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Food. 40 Years of Spectacular Chess  In 1975, the organizers of the traditional chess tournament in the Dutch coastal town of Wijk aan Zee inaugurated a prize for the most spectacular game.

40 Years of Spectacular Chess 

They expected breathtaking encounters, griping contests, and some glamour and charm. Throughout the four decades many grandmasters were rewarded for their thrilling play, including some world champions. Magnus Carlsen won it in 2004 at the age of 13 and was called the Mozart of Chess in the Washington Post. Garry Kasparov created an incredible masterpiece against Veselin Topalov in 1999, perhaps the most brilliant game he has ever played.

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Recording Internet Radio. Microwave and RF. Tech. S-parameters.