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Hawaii turns 50 years old as the 50th state, but there will be no grand parades, no dazzling fireworks, no lavish displays of native culture.   Organizers of the observation are not even willing to call it a party. It is simply a "commemoration," one that is sensitive to a painful history of the Hawaiian monarchy's overthrow and unresolved claims of Native Hawaiians.

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The first thing that arose when I cracked open the text is that we have hard cultural information on the Great Floods brought about by the reduction of the Northern Ice Sheet. This means that reconstruction has a viable starting point.

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The Bwa Kay Iman uprising of 1791 was not the first major revolt against racial slavery in the Americas . Rather, it was the culmination of years of organized struggle. Singular only in its successful conclusion, Bwa Kay Iman counts among its main leaders a woman named Cecile Fatiman[6] and a man called Boukman[7].

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President Barack Obama's public approval rating has plummeted faster than President Jimmy Carter’s, reports RealClearPolitics in its review of Gallup polling. Carter first polled at a 66 percent approval rating, dipping to 54 percent by September. Meanwhile, Obama has already tumbled down to 52 percent approval rating at the end of July, according to the latest Gallup survey.

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Restoration workers have uncovered a well-preserved, long-hidden mosaic face of an angel at the former Byzantine cathedral of Haghia Sophia in Istanbul, an official said.

The seraphim figure — one of two located on the side of a dome — had been covered up along with the building's other Christian mosaics shortly after Constantinople — the former name for Istanbul — fell to the Ottomans in 1453 and the cathedral was turned into a mosque.

 

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With bipartisan support, a resolution has been introduced in the House of Representatives to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Pig War.

The name, age, sex, and size of the pig has long been forgotten but the dispute its death triggered is the reason the border is where it is today between Washington state and Canada.

The pig was part of a herd owned by the Hudson's Bay Co., a British outfit. An American farmer shot it in the summer of 1859.

Killing livestock on the frontier was a serious offense. The farmer offered to pay restitution. Hudson's Bay wanted $100, an exorbitant sum back then. The farmer balked. Both countries sent in troops, with weapons were locked and loaded.

Nearly 500 U.S. Army regulars were commanded by Capt. George Pickett, who four years later would lead the charge almost 3,000 miles away at Gettysburg. The British had 400 battle-tested Royal Marines who had fought in conflicts such as the Opium War

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Christine Smith's Blog

It's 65 years since the Valkyrie attempt on Hitler’s life and coup, just one of the forms of resistance against the Nazi tyranny. Particularly interesting are details of revolts within concentration camps and ghettos & other courageous actions.

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Doug Casey

Yes, I couldn’t help but note the long and generally favorable obits on Robert “the Strange” McNamara, at age 93. The obituaries ranged from glowingly positive to, at worst that I read, neutral. I was shocked and disgusted by these things. I considered the man to be a classic sociopath and a war criminal, among other things. He was one of the worst human beings ever to have lived.

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arclein

The presence of traders and ultimately of miners triggered localized imitation of the parent cultures just as to day urban centers worldwide imitate the major centers. During the Bronze Age these centers were palace oriented polities. In Mycenae, these palaces were made of stone, elsewhere mostly of wood and earth. Regardless, a trader could arrive knowing what to expect and to have solid security for his goods.

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George Washington was an English colonist and thus was a second class citizen of the British Empire. He was educated, rich and was already at the top of what a second class citizen could become because they were not allowed to rule.

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The Last Crusade

Speaking at the University of Cairo, President Barack Hussein Obama said that Americans are indebted to Islam for the great contributions Muslims have made to the history and development of the United States.

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It is additional evidence that a culture was struggling to develop a superior writing system, and the exigencies of using clay discs to send letters would promote an efficient alphabet. In fact this is strong evidence that our alphabet was originally

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Massimo Mazzucco

This documentary lays bare the truth about the U.S. involvement in wars from the late nineteenth century through today. The ultimate focus is upon the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Who bears the cost and who reaps the financial windfall for t

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Truth Nuke

Memorial Day, as common lore stands, is a day in which the fallen heroes of our brave country receive honors and remembrance. Many Americans remain uninformed as to the history of Memorial Day, and to the true patriots in need of honoring ...

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The ancient town of Pavlopetri lies in three to four metres of water just off the coast of southern Laconia in Greece. The ruins date from at least 2800 BC through to intact buildings, courtyards, streets, chamber tombs and some thirty-seven cist gra

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Christine Smith's Blog

...Without implementation and upholding of the principles for which men died, there really is no honor but only empty words.

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arclein

So let us turn to the problem of ancient script. This article captures the nature of a known script and the problems in attempting to understand it with limited evidence. What I want to say though, is that the idea of writing information down on s

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A note hidden in a bottle by Auschwitz prisoners 65 years ago in a desperate attempt to preserve a small piece of themselves was added Wednesday to the archives of the Polish state-run museum dedicated to the memory of the former Nazi death camp'

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Poking through antiques stores while traveling through the Texas Panhandle, Bill Waters stumbled across a tattered old ledger book filled with formulas. He bought it for $200, suspecting he could resell it for five times that. Turns out, his inkling

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