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In 1910, two explorers began their quests to become the first men to ever set foot upon the southernmost point on earth. It was the “Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration,” and the South Pole represented one of the last unexplored areas on earth. Robert Falcon Scott hoped to claim the bottom of the world for England; Roald Amundsen wished to plant the Norwegian flag there on behalf of his countrymen. Despite their common goal, the two adventurers’ approaches to their expeditions were quite different—as were the end results. Amundsen reached the South Pole first and returned home on a trip that was relatively smooth and straightforward. Scott arrived at 90 Degrees South only to experience the crushing disappointment of seeing one of Amundsen’s flags flapping in the wind. What the Race to the South Pole Can Teach You About How to Achieve Your Goals
Unknown No More: Identifying A Civil War Soldier Hide caption A tintype photograph shows an unidentified Union soldier at the time of the Civil War, standing with his bayoneted musket. The Liljenquist Collection — Library of Congress Hide caption Zooming in on the image reveals that the stock of the soldier's rifle musket has two letters etched into it: "T.A." The Liljenquist Collection — Library of Congress Hide caption A sketch details the 14th Brooklyn regiment's uniform jacket, vest and kepi.
Our Man In Mexico by Jefferson Morley
Setting the Stage for the Titanic Tragedy - Graphic The crew of the Californian thought they were looking at a ship of different size and shape from the Titanic.
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The return of "Castro did it" theory - Cuba Pancho the Pelican an urban celebrity in Havana He's become well known on 23rd Street, a busy thoroughfare in the Cuban capital Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press Friday, Sep 6, 2013 01:25 PM CEST News From the Wires, Cuba, Pancho, Birds When America turned to gangsters to oust Castro In 1960, the CIA met with Cuban exiles and mobsters to wage a counterrevolution and revive Cuba's gambling colony Jack Colhoun, Jacobin Sunday, Jul 21, 2013 05:00 PM CEST Business Jacobin, Cuba, Fidel Castro, CIA
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From My Lai to Kandahar My name is William Calley, I’m a soldier of this land, I’ve tried to do my duty and to gain the upper hand, But they’ve made me out a villain, They have stamped me with a brand … The massacre of 16 Afghan men, women and children in Kandahar has, inevitably, recalled the My Lai incident in Vietnam. But it’s worth thinking through what the comparison tells us. In 1971, a military court found Lieutenant William Calley guilty of murdering Vietnamese civilians, a decision generally recalled by liberals as a tipping point in domestic opinion, a moment that Americans turned against the conflict. That’s not entirely false. But it ignores an equally significant phenomenon — the tremendous outpouring of support for Calley.
What if democracy is just an illusion? New Haven, CT - Karl Marx never visited the United States, but he nevertheless understood the country, because he understood capitalism. As you know, there's no American ideology that's mightier than capitalism. Equality, justice and the rule of law are nice and all, but money talks. In their 1846 book The German Ideology, Marx and co-author Frederick Engels took a look at human history and made a plain but controversial observation. In any given historical period, the ideas that people generally think are the best and most important ideas are usually the ideas of the people in charge.
Complete 911 Timeline This timeline is meant to be a comprehensive resource for anyone attempting to understand 9/11 and the “war on terrorism” in general. Polls show that Americans are extremely uninformed about 9/11. A third of Americans can’t even correctly guess the year 9/11 took place and about half of all Americans mistakenly believe Saddam Hussein had a role in the attacks. But it is vital for everyone to understand 9/11, what led to it, and what the fallout from it has been.
Colossal crops of the future in the Sunday comic "Closer Than We Think" (January 28, 1962) We often associate food futurism with the concept of meal pills . But another popular prediction from the “freaky science” file of retro-futurism involved gigantic fruits and vegetables. (And not just Great Pumpkins, such as the ones that competitive growers are creating today .) The December, 1900 issue of featured a fascinating article titled “ What May Happen in the Next Hundred Years ” by John Elfreth Watkins, Jr. in which he predicts that super-sized crops would find their way to American dinner tables in the year 2000. Super-Sized Food of the Future | Paleofuture
Conspiracy Theory Made Easy A fascinating article today entitled "Untimely Deaths in Ukraine", disputing the official explanations of "strange suicides and car crashes" in the Ukraine. Get a load of this, and from the Los Angeles Times, no less: The former Ukrainian interior minister, scheduled to meet in just a few hours with prosecutors to give testimony in a high-profile case of political murder, aimed a gun at his chin and fired, sending a bullet ripping through his cheek and out his upper jaw. Then he aimed it at his temple and fired again. Suicide, government investigators ruled....Zvarych, the justice minister, has expressed doubt that the former interior minister could have recovered sufficiently from the shock of the first wound to have delivered the second. "I have certain doubts personally speaking about whether someone can pull the trigger twice in order to commit suicide," he said.
19 November 2012 By Sheila Coronel Coronel is the Toni Stabile Professor of Professional Practice, and Director, Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University FreedomInfo
Popular modern reports claim Amelia Earhart made it to an island and survived for a time. Might that be true? By Brian Dunning, Skeptoid Podcast Episode 295, January 31, 2012 http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4295 Today we're going to point the skeptical eye at some of the rumors surrounding one of the twentieth century's great mysteries: The disappearance of pioneering woman aviator Amelia Earhart, when her airplane disappeared over the Pacific Ocean on her famous 1937 flight around the world. Conventional wisdom says that she simply ran out of fuel and ditched into the ocean, but stories have persisted for decades that she might have made it safely to an island, perhaps even survived for some time. Finding Amelia Earhart
— originally published at WhoWhatWhy You may have heard that the Fox News celebrity host Bill O’Reilly has a forthcoming book on JFK, timed for release this fall. How could you have not heard? Scheduled in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s death in 2013, the book has been heavily covered by the media—examples here, here and here–despite a near total lack of information as to the content. Here’s an excerpt from USA Today which is typical: “As with most baby boomers, the murder of JFK was a signature moment in my life,” O’Reilly, the top-rated Fox News talk show host and a former high school history teacher, said in a statement. The JFK Factor: Bill O’Reilly on the Assassination, Then and Now
The classic Steve McQueen movie immortalised three tunnels at Stalag Luft III PoW camp - now astonished archaeologists have discovered a fourth By Claudia Joseph Updated: 00:47 GMT, 20 November 2011 It has lain hidden for nearly 70 years and looks, to the untrained eye, like a building site. But this insignificant tunnel opening in the soft sand of western Poland represents one of the greatest examples of British wartime heroism. And the sensational story became the Hollywood classic, The Great Escape, starring Steve McQueen. We are standing in the notorious PoW camp Stalag Luft III, built at the height of the Third Reich, 100 miles east of Berlin. Ten thousand prisoners were kept under German guns here on a 60-acre site ringed with a double barbed-wire fence and watchtowers.
Fourth Tunnel Discovered at “Great Escape” POW Camp
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