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OK I really should not be spending time on a diary but sometimes you read something and you just have to get it out. So if I'm not around in comments, apologies in advance...work is nuttier than ...
by Vita Brevis
Comment Count 23 comments on Tue Mar 10, 2015 at 08:12 AM PDT with 37 Recommends
If you've not seen this video you must. It is beyond scary. It was conducted on the campus of Texas Tech University asking students basic, and I mean *basic* questions of history... i.e. who won ...
by BFSkinner
Comment Count 39 comments on Fri Feb 27, 2015 at 01:04 AM PST with 19 Recommends
Today is Abraham Lincoln's 206th birthday. Those of my grandparent's generation celebrated this holiday with unflinching loyalty. Now, the day goes by scarcely noticed. Wall calendars neglect to ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Feb 12, 2015 at 06:42 AM PST with 6 Recommends
The passage of the Ukrainian Freedom Support Act passed overwhelmingly by Congress late last year has little US popular support; opinion polls show that more than two thirds of the US public opposes ...
by steve1960
Comment Count 121 comments on Thu Feb 12, 2015 at 04:46 PM PST with 8 Recommends
I would like to make amends for the diary I wrote about a week ago titled, 'the left would LOSE a civil war'. I was paranoid, I sometimes still am, I often feel that the right keeps upping the ...
by Tausendberg
Comment Count 22 comments on Fri Feb 06, 2015 at 11:32 PM PST with 8 Recommends
In my reading today I stumbled across a blog ...
by vlboyd53
Comment Count 30 comments on Sat Jan 17, 2015 at 09:32 AM PST with 12 Recommends
150 years ago, on April 9, 1865, Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, Virginia. This date is typically cited as the end of the Civil War, ...
by psychbob
Comment Count 21 comments on Fri Apr 10, 2015 at 06:32 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
The Civil War in the eastern Ukraine should have surprised no one; the Ukraine's geography and demographics made it a highly regional place throughout its history. The western Ukraine was always ...
by steve1960
Comment Count 35 comments on Fri Dec 19, 2014 at 08:13 AM PST with 6 Recommends
First of all you have to identify the problem. It might just be that there is where the problem lies. Does that sound circular? I hope so because we are dealing with a complex system and ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Dec 11, 2014 at 05:01 PM PST with 9 Recommends
The common perception is that we are killing the worst of the worst, ISIS. It's an easy sell to make because the jihadists have intentionally sold themselves as butchers that should be feared.
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 61 comments on Sun Nov 16, 2014 at 08:34 AM PST with 17 Recommends
It all started with a Constitution that allowed slavery to continue unmolested in the Southern states, only limiting the importation of additional slaves after 1808. In addition to requiring the ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 296 comments on Sun Nov 16, 2014 at 02:45 PM PST with 425 Recommends
Albert Einstein, a very smart man, once said, "In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep." He was right. To what extent are we conditioned to follow ...
by Cin5456
Comment Count 6 comments on Sat Nov 08, 2014 at 04:53 AM PST with 4 Recommends
In the 2014 midterm elections, the Democratic Party lost control of the Senate to the Republicans. This was expected: the incumbent political party of the president has lost seats in almost every ...
by chaunceydevega
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Nov 05, 2014 at 12:08 PM PST with 20 Recommends
In his State of the Union speech this year, President Obama outlined his vision for a Year of Action : acting where he could without Congress to bring about needed reforms designed to put the nation ...
by liamcdg
Comment Count 16 comments on Sat Oct 25, 2014 at 10:16 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
The stupid, it hurts so bad: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/nikki-haley-confederate-flag-...
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 13 comments on Wed Oct 15, 2014 at 01:14 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
Questioning the Confederate flag at a Baton Rouge tea party gathering I learned about the Civil War in school, and at home. I knew I was ...
by Denise Oliver Velez
Comment Count 812 comments on Sun Sep 28, 2014 at 06:00 AM PDT with 388 Recommends
The Spanish Civil War, which lasted from 1936 to 1939, is largely remembered today, if at all, merely as a military prelude to the Second World War, in which the newly-rearmed Nazi Germany was able ...
by Lenny Flank
Comment Count 42 comments on Wed Jan 14, 2015 at 12:15 PM PST with 32 Recommends
With the recent vote in Scotland over independence from the United Kingdom, Reuters decided to gauge American attitudes about the union of states. According to their new poll , about a quarter of ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 85 comments on Sat Sep 20, 2014 at 08:14 PM PDT with 44 Recommends
The Oaklawn Cemetery in downtown Tampa FL is the oldest cemetery in the city, dating back to 1850. It contains the graves of the victims of seven wars and five yellow fever epidemics. But there is ...
by Lenny Flank
Comment Count 9 comments on Sat Oct 18, 2014 at 07:02 AM PDT with 64 Recommends
During the 1840’s, the US was still a nation of small farmers with barely any manufacturing. That situation changed, however, with the Civil War in 1861. The huge armies involved in the war ...
by Lenny Flank
Comment Count 24 comments on Thu Jan 08, 2015 at 01:28 PM PST with 26 Recommends