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Jim Crow was not just a character or a set of laws, it was a system that built upon itself to create and sustain a society with a racial hierarchy. Witnesses said Brown had been shot in the back, that he was face-down on the ground when Officer Wilson ''finished him off'.  But, when faced with facts, some admitted that they did not see the shooting at all. The bitter irony of the Michael Brown case is that if he had actually put his hands up and said ''don’t shoot'', he would almost certainly be alive today. The attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 awoke America from its isolationist slumber and bolstered its charge into the Pacific war.
Seven tips to identifying a nervous breakdown. Yumping Yiminy!  Dang, I just cursed.  Dang? Did I say Dang? I did it again!  Words many of us grew up using innocently are actually offensive to some people who take their religion seriously. The official story of the first Thanksgiving is a fairy tale. 1621 was a famine year, many of the colonists were not hardworking, and some were lazy thieves. As with past White House administrations, Friday is the day to ''put out the trash'', information saved all week they hope nobody reads over the weekend.
The one good thing about dying is that, if you have Federally insured student loans, they die with you. Both sides of the conflict used a variety of names to refer to the American War of 1861-1865. Heinrich Hartmann Wirz, better known as Henry Wirz , was the commandant  of the infamous prisoner camp ''Andersonville'' and was the only Confederate soldier executed for war crimes following the Civil War. ''Ishtar'' with Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty may be one of the worst films ever made, but it has plenty of company. Vote for your favorite bad film.
''The Princess Bride'' is one of the most beloved films of the 1980's, with this most quoted line. About to get your 15 minutes of fame?  Call us first! World War II’s most famous US tank, the one that broke German siege lines at Bastogne 70 years ago in the Bulge, is restored and ready for display. ''They all do it?'' Not a justification, the Presidency was never intended to be an all expenses paid holiday.
Some features, like slideshows, sounded like a good idea when you planned your website, but consider their effect on the user, most people hate them. Examining a racial slur entrenched in American vernacular  CAUTION: In this so-correct world we now live in, just reading this straight-forward article might be NSFW.
The most irritating thing a website can have is a damn slideshow. This website tears them apart and shows the photos on one page.
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Comprehensive research has shown not only that Washington knew in advance of the attack, but that it deliberately withheld its foreknowledge from our commanders in Hawaii in the hope that the ''surprise'' attack would catapult the U.S. into World War II.
St. Basil's Catholic Church in Toronto, Canada broadcasts the mass daily for shut-ins or those too far from a church in the Canadian wilderness. Movember is an annual, event involving the growing of moustaches and other facial hair to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other male cancer initiatives. A Parent’s Guide To Surviving The Hockey Season. What does Veterans Day have to do with one of the most common grammar mistakes?
Almost more than you want to know about the new Mac Mini from my son Glenn, an Apple programmer. Nearly 50 million Americans are now considered poor. Like it or not, the internet has replaced the importance of libraries as a repository for knowledge. Hang around aircraft restorers and you’ll inevitably hear tales of priceless historical relics hidden in barns.
Ducks Unlimited is the world's leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation. I bought this Tom Taber sign at a DU dinner in 1986. Click to learn more about DU. Not everyone is offended by the name of the Washington football team. Movember is an annual, event involving the growing of moustaches and other facial hair to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other male cancer initiatives. How would you or someone else look with a moustache? Upload any photo to this website and find out.
World War I pilot Lawrence Sperry is credited with inventing the autopilot, a device that later enabled him to become the first member of the mile high club. According to Frank Serpico, the Blue Wall of Silence endures in towns and cities across America. Now that Sharyl Atttkisson is no longer on the CBS payroll, this pit bull is off the leash and tearing flesh off the behinds of media and government officials. Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr didn't star in this one.
When I get inspired every once in a while, no subject seems out of bounds, something from current events, or reminiscing about the past when life wasn't really all that simple, but we like to remember it that way. For adults over 60, only a spouse's death and divorce rank as more stressful than moving to a nursing or retirement home. Going to movies and going to church often have something in common: suspension of disbelief. It's never easy dining out alone -- but one man has found a way to ensure he never feels lonely.
The shout of 'Free Beer' is often a hook to get people interested in something, but never did the two-word expression have more of a ring of truth to it than on October 17, 1814 - the day of the London Beer Flood. The burning of the USS Philadelphia in Tripoli Harbor, an act which caused the American offensive against the Barbary Pirates. Escaping federal income tax  is more feasible than you think, especially if you're self-employed. All of the top ten flashlight apps available for downloading to your smartphone contain malware to spy on you and your bank account.
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The Princeton, Minnesota police department is selling abandoned automobiles and bicycles online. You are one of the few who will ever find this website. Columnist Ann Coulter asks why we haven't sealed our borders. ''What is it with liberals living in gated communities always telling us that fences don't work?'' The United States had gone to war with Iraq looking for new weapons of mass destruction. Instead, we found old chemical weapons, some supplied to Saddam by our own government. Spiritualism was well established by the time the Civil War started. But, as the death toll mounted, 750,000 were killed, 2% of the population, spiritualists enjoyed ever-greater demand for their services.
Christopher Columbus, a mass murderer, became a charming hero in this book. A classic example of the absurd things kids used to be taught about history. Columbus Day was declared a national holiday in the 1930's by Franklin Roosevelt, at the urging of The Knights of Columbus, a Catholic men's organization. ''The Desert Fox'', General Erwin Rommel was respected by  both his own troops and his enemies, but fell into disfavor with Hitler, who invited him to commit suicide rather than be publicly executed. Outwardly, they put on a show of unity — but privately, the Obamas and Clintons, the two power couples of the Democratic Party, loathe each other.
I'm sure you and I could come up with a number of names for this operation, some might even be printable. How much money would have be lying on the sidewalk for Bill Gates to decide to bend over and grab it? For me, it's a penny. Looking for freedom or a change in your life? The RV lifestyle may be a way to have both.
The motion picture ''For Greater Glory'' is about the religious war in convulsed Mexico in the 1920s. 250,000 died, but scrubbed from history books, very few Americans or Mexicans know anything about it.
An inside look at the film ''For Greater Glory''.Video: The True Story of Cristeros
The perfect intimate gift for the one you love. Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany is the world's biggest beer bash and draws millions of visitors. The annual event lasts for three weeks. The cold temperatures of autumn mark the beginning of the annual snowbird migration of more than a million RV travelers to destinations in the U.S. Sunbelt. The Magnify Money team will work to save you money and hold banks accountable.
''We Live Security'' focuses on being a resource for IT professionals and security researchers, and covers a vast spectrum of network security topics. Compare the cost of driving or flying with this calculator. But, remember, some things like hassle are hard to put a price on, and what is your time worth? The Sept. 26, 2014 outage, blamed on a suicidal communications technician, was the worst case of sabotage in the history of the nation’s air-traffic control system. Would you ever send money to someone you're ''dating'' online but have never met?
Businesses that appeal to the general public aren't likely to risk alienating their clients by confronting them with your self-expression tattoos. Can't push an elevator button on the Sabbath? Reciting a prayer from your missal will get you a year off from Purgatory? Mowing your lawn on Sunday? That's a smiting ... Food libel laws, known as food disparagement laws or veggie libel laws, were passed in 13 States, making it easier for food producers to sue critics for libel. Being a Mormon missionary requires unusual devotion and long hard hours. They pay their own expenses, and the rules are stringent. For example, they may only call home twice a year. CAUTION: the video in the article may be NSFW (language).
All attempts to abolish the penny, including measures in Congress, have failed. Why? There’s a whole lot of drinking going on in the name of government science, and some watchdogs think it’s the American taxpayer who is getting hammered. Legal experts have slammed the sentence imposed on filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza for federal campaign-finance violations. Thomas Fitzpatrick stole a plane from a New Jersey airport and landed it in front of his favorite Manhattan bar. He repeated the stunt two years later.
The Radium Girls contracted radiation poisoning from painting watch dials with glow-in-the-dark paint, licking their paintbrushes to give them a fine point. In 1942-1943 several extermination camps were run in Croata by the Catholic Ustasha party, headed by Ante Paveli, a regular visitor to Rome to see the pope. ''The light has gone out of my life.'' Teddy Roosevelt's diary entry after the death of both his mother and his wife on the same day in 1884. In 1714, the British Government offered, by Act of Parliament, £20,000 for a solution which could provide longitude to within half-a-degree (2 minutes of time).
'Dangerous Flights' is a reality TV show following ferry flights across distances the aircraft weren't designed to fly and over sometimes hazardous routes. Watch the first episode on Amazon Instant Video for free.
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Aggressive police take hundreds of millions of dollars from motorists not charged with crimes. In order to build confidence and garner support from the American public, the Bush administration painted a rosy picture of how the Iraq War would unfold. This cartoon, showing a man beaten in a garbage can, was included in a collection letter, and resulted in a jury awarding $669,000 to the frightened borrower.
On Aug. 6, 2001, President George W. Bush received a classified review of the threats posed by Osama bin Laden and his terrorist network, Al Qaeda. Former U.S. Green Beret Ali Mohamed built the critical infrastructure Al Gaeda used for the September 11th attack. According to this author, the president didn't answer the most important questions about his war in Iraq and Syria. For seventeen months President Woodrow Wilson lay in his bed on the brink of death, and, unknown to the outside world, his wife Edith ran the country.
'' For I am an Englishman! '' There are 7 types of English surnames. Which one is yours? Have you ever wonder how would you look if you were a yellow character like the ones you see on TV? At California's Coachella Valley high school, the Arab mascot has existed since the 1920s to recognize the desert region's reliance on date farming. Yuma High School was established in in 1909, and a year later it was moved to the Arizona Territorial Prison. Arizona became the 48th State in 1912.
You've seen the TV ads, the woman says she bought a 55'' television for just $30. If the deal seems too good to be true, it is too good to be true. Snake Island, off the coast of Sao Paolo, Brazil, is the only place on Earth where the world's deadliest snake, the golden lancehead viper, is known to exist. Love is inherently free. It cannot be bought, sold, or traded. You cannot make someone love you, nor can you prevent it, for any amount of money. The History Channel movie about Houdini exposes the master magician’s secrets, and reveals he  spied on European leaders for America and England.
Richard Nixon was lucky to survive long enough to resign, judging from claims in a new book that describes two separate CIA plots to assassinate him. English-speakers call the practice of drowning a hangover with more alcohol taking ''the hair of the dog that bit you''.  Does it work? The 1989 movie ''Lobster Man From Mars'' with Tony Curtis isn't on the list, but click to learn about 25 other Sci-Fi movies everyone should watch. Seventeen year old Joe Bush had a high school assignment to make a video reproduction. He chose history as a theme and tucked it all into two minutes.
A New York laboratory has cut its ties with James Watson, the Nobel prize-winning scientist who helped discover the structure of DNA, over “reprehensible” comments in which he said race and intelligence are connected. While the world knows of the highly publicized situation in Missouri, few know about a similar situation in Utah with the colors reversed. ‘Nothing is beyond our reach’: Evil octopus strangling the world becomes latest US intelligence seal. Don't know who the NRO is? They know who you are. The Chinese are spending trillions to build cities as a way to keep the economy growing, assuming ''if you build it, they will come''. But, no one is coming.
The goal of The Weathermen was to create a clandestine revolutionary party for the overthrow of the U.S. government during the Vietnam War. In the United States and Canada, professional Major League Baseball (MLB) teams are divided into the National League (NL) and American League (AL), each with three divisions: East, West, and Central. Your State Fair is the best State Fair, don't miss it, don't even be late. This website has info about the 48 State Fairs. (Michigan and Nevada don't have fairs.) Suicide by cop is a method in which a suicidal individual deliberately acts in a threatening way, provoking a lethal response from a police officer.
Chicken is the ubiquitous food of our era, crossing multiple cultural boundaries with ease. For every single Jew there are 100 Muslims. Yet, Jews are a hundred times more powerful than all the Muslims put together. Ever wondered why? As the Crossroads of the Pacific, Hawaii played a vital role in the development of both commercial and military air travel. This site has over 4,000 photos. Of the nearly 12 million Africans shipped across the Atlantic, only 388,000 were bound for the United States, but we alone are viewed as the demon.
In an article written for National Geographic, Earhart recounted her groundbreaking flight as the first pilot to fly from Hawaii to the United States mainland. Catholics are taught that God will enforce the church's man-made rules. Skip Sunday mass without confessing the sin to a priest, and you will burn in hell for eternity. Nowhere else in America compares with the war zone that is the inner city. CAUTION: May be NSFW. Aristotle is credited with first classifying the five senses that we know best, but there are five more you may not have known about.
When newly elected Dwight Eisenhower moved into the White House in 1953, America's southern frontier was as porous as a spaghetti sieve. As many as 3 million illegal migrants had walked and waded northward over a period of several years for jobs in California, Arizona, Texas, and points beyond. In June, 1954, ''Operation Wetback'' began. By the end of July, over 50,000 aliens were caught, another 488,000 fled the country to avoid arrest. Maps can be a powerful tool for understanding the Middle East, a place in many ways shaped by changing political borders and demographics. On August 11, 1965, a 21-year-old black man was pulled over by a white California Highway Patrol officer on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Variants of the story of the Children's Crusade have similar themes. A boy preaching in France or Germany claiming that Jesus told him to lead a Crusade to convert Muslims to Christianity.
Many believe the use of presidential signing statements to modify the meaning of duly enacted laws serves to undermine the rule of law and our constitutional system of separation of powers. At 47, this professional pilot decided to abandon flying and do what his step son is doing, smoking dope and working at Home Depot watering flowers. The owner of ''Obama CSI'', David Chase Taylor, is convinced the government is trying to kill him for his off-the-wall theories and his obsession with the possible assassination of President Obama. Kidnapping Europeans for ransom has become a global business for Al Qaeda, bankrolling its operations across the globe.
A modest proposal to address our border problem. Was the author being satirical, or was he deadly serious? According to him, Just shoot them. It is simple. It is straightforward. It is efficient. It is politically, strategically, legally acceptable. He is not sure about morally, but who is sure about anything morally these days? The next time someone at your office lets out a ''silent but deadly'' emission, maybe you should thank them. The Secret Service is a 7,000-person department with an annual budget of $1.6 billion, up from 350 people and a $5.5 million budget back in 1963. In 1951, the FBI thought the Soviets might be hiding an atomic bomb somewhere in New York City.
The USS Indianapolis, with 1,196 sailors and Marines aboard, was hit by two of six torpedoes fired by a Japanese submarine. The 610-foot-long heavy cruiser was chopped into three sections, and all were sinking. In October, 2000, 55 years after the sinking, Congress passed a resolution, signed by President Bill Clinton, stating that Admiral McVay was ''exonerated for the loss of the USS Indianapolis''. Yes, you might have an FBI file, many people do. So let's talk about your past. Did you ever participate in a civil rights march? How about a Vietnam war protest?   ''The Manchurian Candidate'' was a movie about a U.S. politician who was secretly a “sleeper agent” working to overthrow American democracy.
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Captain Lim Khoy Hing is a retired Malaysan Airlines pilot who is passionate about flying, and answers reader questions about aviation on his website, For the past 21 years, Willie Baronet has been buying the cardboard signs used by homeless people to ask for money to use in art exhibits. Search across the Museum’s collections for information about specific individuals persecuted by the Nazi regime.
Join in the debate on thousands of topics. Priceline guests are not viewed as being loyal, the staff knows you didn’t pick their hotel, you were assigned it. Try calling direct and negotiate the rate. The making of motion pictures in Monument Valley began with John Wayne's ''Stagecoach'' in 1939. A Norwegian-named airline based in Ireland that employs Thailand-based crews through a Singaporean pilot supply company? The industry is fighting back.
Before modern refrigeration, some people in Russia and Finland preserved milk by placing a live frog in it. Now science can explain why that works — and how it might help us save more than just milk. The NSA is not just pursuing terrorism, as it claims, but also ordinary citizens going about their daily life.
Before modern refrigeration, some people in Russia and Finland preserved milk by placing a live frog in it. Now science can explain why that works — and how it might help us save more than just milk. With a wingspan greater than a 737 airliner and a $200 million price tag, the RQ-4 Global Hawk is the biggest, most expensive unmanned aerial vehicle to ever take to the skies. Click for larger view.
Do you know that travel websites often raise the price of tickets if  you've visited them before? And more, like how to get free Wi-Fi in airports.
Pinterest is a visual discovery tool that you can use to find ideas for all your projects and interests. This perverted scumbag became one of the most powerful men in the Catholic Church. Marcus Lemonis is a Lebanese-born American businessman and star of the CNBC series ''The Profit''. Books, news media outlets and websites perpetuate the myth that a Capone armoured car was used to transport the President to his famous ''Day of Infamy'' speech.
The Innocence Project is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system. In the first weeks after Obamacare's health insurance exchanges launched on October 1, 2013, almost nothing worked. And then it got worse. Mike Ilitch and Tom Monaghan are Detroit’s unlikely pizza barons, and their stories are drawing to a close. It was a cold day on 15 December, 1944, when Major Glenn Miller boarded a Noorduyn 'Norseman' C-64 to fly to Paris for a Christmas concert for Allied troops.
Explore seven ways that Gettysburg changed the course of the Civil War and the history of America. Lou Gehrig may actually have died of chronic traumatic encephalomyopathy (CTEM), not  amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, (ALS), known as "Lou Gehrig Disease". For one thing,  Wi-Fi is not short for ''wireless fidelity''. Many avid travelers fantasize about ditching all their possessions and hitting the road during retirement.
Researchers say millennials are highly materialistic but not necessarily willing to work for the money they need to buy the items they so greatly value. The famous Charles Atlas ads with a skinny kid getting sand kicked in his face became iconic because they were printed in so many comic books in the 1940s. There's something gooey and stingy that's loving warm waters as much as you are (maybe even more), turning those nightmares: jellyfish. Asian carp were originally imported from Southeast Asia to help keep wastewater treatment facilities clean.  What's next? No more 'Chinese Checkers'?
An interactive poster of birds of Minnesota, complete with their calls. ''We came out of the White House not only dead broke but in debt,'' Clinton told ABC’s Diane Sawyer after being confronted with the fact that she makes a ridiculous amount of money on the speaking circuit. In preparaton for D-Day, Canadian pilots trained to tow gliders over the English Channel with their Spitfire fighters, but the procedure was never used.. A 19-year-old American is attempting to become the youngest person ever to fly around the world solo.
Haram products must exclude ingredients that are forbidden to Muslims, like alcohol and pig-derivative products. Halal means ''permitted'' The opposite is haraam, ''forbidden''. A lengthy yet largely overlooked 2008 Newsday story focused on Clinton’s legal strategy of attacking the credibility of the 12-year-old rape victim. The bodies of over 4,000 Confederates who died of miserable conditions at Camp Douglas were moved to a mass grave called ''Confederate Mound'' in 1867. Human bones, bits of leather, shreds of uniforms and spent gun cartridges by the thousands. These were the clues of a mystery dating back to 1876, to a grassy Montana hillside where more than 200 sweaty and dust-covered troopers under Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer were wiped out - to a man - by about 4,000, or more, Indians with modern repeating rifles and battle experience.
Lake Pend Oreille in Idaho is deeper than Loch Ness at about 1150 feet, and has been the perfect place to test submarines since World War II. Photographers Peter Macdiarmid and Chris Helgren gathered pictures from the 1944 D-Day invasion, tracked down the locations, and photographed them as they appear today. Comic strip hero Mark Trail encourages you to get a NOAA weather radio. Click here to listen to broadcasts all over America. Listen to weather conditions and forecasts in your area by clicking here. New window not opening?  Bypass your pop-up blocker by holding down the [CTRL] key.
These delicious healthy smoothie recipes make it easy to eat healthy with fruit, milk, immune-boosting yogurt, and other nutritious ingredients. WWII Zippos were covered with black crackle paint that would not reflect the light, avoiding  the attention of snipers. The paint would tend to chip off, giving the Zippo a rugged look. On Fathers Day in 2008,  Barack Obama attended services at a church on Chicago's South Side, where he gave a speech highly critical of absent black fathers. Featured in the film ''Gardens of Stone'', the 3rd United States Infantry Regiment serves at Arlington National Cemetery and is nicknamed The Old Guard.
Psychological Operations (PSYOP) or Psychological Warfare (PSYWAR) is simply learning everything about your enemy, their beliefs, likes, dislikes, strengths, weaknesses, and vulnerabilities.
Tapes of Lyndon Johnson’s phone calls reveals he caught Richard Nixon sabotaging the Vietnam peace talks by sending word to Saigon that it would get better terms if Humphrey lost and Nixon took office. As the 1968 election approached, Nixon feared that Johnson would try to help the Democratic nominee,VP Hubert Humphrey, by staging an October surprise. When LBJ announced to the nation, just days before the election, he was halting the bombing of North Vietnam, Nixon's fears were realized.
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Dr. Alan J. Lipman is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the George Washington University Medical Center, and I think he's qualified to recognize serial fibbing when he sees it. But, the story of how Hillary single-handed saved the airplane and all aboard as she flew through enemy flac to land safely in Bosnia in 1996 is memorable, what a woman! Sharon Helman, director of the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, looks a little shocked that we found out what folks there are getting paid.
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The army General George Patton fielded for the 1944 Normandy D-Day Invasion was unlike any other. It was a complete and unabashed fake. Some books you can assume are authored by someone else, what does a politician know about writing a book? But others may surprise you. Do you think Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama could actually write a book? Once in a while, a little help is given by someone else. ''To Kill A Mockingbird'' by Harper Lee was a best seller, written by a first-time author who just happened to live next door to Truman Capote and worked as his assistant when he wrote ''In Cold Blood''. From kiteboarders to yacht racers, from paragliders to aircraft carrier captains, WindAlert has an application for you.

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