Tag Archives: History

5 most incredible surprise discoveries of the week, revealed.

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chinaA pair of surprise discoveries, one in a museum basement and the other from a plane over the desert, highlight the week’s list

1. 6.5K-Year-Old ‘Noah’ Found in Museum Basement: An ancient skeleton gathering dust in the basement of the Penn Museum in Philadelphia for 85 years finally has an ID: It’s a 6,500-year-old man newly nicknamed Noah. Turns out, he was rather big and long-lived for his day.

2. Sandstorms Reveal Ancient Designs in Peru Desert: Sandstorms in Peru have revealed mysterious designs believed to have been etched into the desert thousands of years ago. The newly exposed geoglyphs include a snake nearly 200 feet long as well as a bird and some llama-like creatures. The discovery is courtesy of a pilot flying by.

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Film: ‘Veterans of Color’ screening in Brooklyn, NY Museum

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veterans of color-FILM

Friday, November 8, 2013 at 3 p.m.
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Through moving interviews, Veterans of Color (Mark Perry, 2012, 60 min.) reveals the reality African American veterans faced when returning home from World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. A talkback with the film’s producer, Dr. Bernard C. Watson, follows the screening. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath. For advance tickets, please visit www.museumtix.com.

Obama declares June LGBT Pride Month! …C-OO-L.

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Click to visit the original postJust in from the White House, Obama’s LGBT Pride Month 

The President Of The US of A Proclamation

From generation to generation, ordinary Americans have led a proud and inexorable march toward freedom, fairness, and full equality under the law ‑‑ not just for some, but for all. Ours is a heritage forged by those who organized, agitated, and advocated for change; who wielded love stronger than hate and hope more powerful than insult or injury; who fought to build for themselves and their families a Nation where no one is a second-class citizen, no one is denied basic rights, and all of us are free to live and love as we see fit. Read more…

Wonder Woman, Saudi-Style

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So even a “Wonder Woman” in Saudi Arabia is so cowed that she dare not take that cloth off her head…!

“I’m a feminist!  That is, if you say I can be one.” Because, you know, feminism is all about women symbolically taking veils off their head to fit into a Western, patriarchal idea of what a woman should look like.

You’re doing feminism wrong.  Because women can not be empowered or feminists while at the same time still honoring their religion.

Because when a woman takes clothes off, it’s empowering, but when she keeps clothes on, it’s oppression.

Because everything that a woman is, her experiences, what she stands for, is all determined  by the clothing she wears. BEHOLD! Western Feminism.

Is that a purple leopard print hijab with stars on it? Bc she’s winning…!

Researching: A somewhat Factual account of some Hollywood “Stars” Secret SEX Lives.

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In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. Now this is interesting – at least to me. In the last post, I was puzzled over the location of the “large house” of Jacques “Jack” Potts mentioned in “Full Service” opposite the gates to the Harold Lloyd estate. Today, the estate’s address is 1740 Green Acres Drive and I said that none of the homes on that street existed – –  Read more

Consciousness is a rumor …!

….from Hallidd’s Weblog

Trying to remember what innocence was like. Its impossible. I suppose history is against us. Every generation thinks that somewhere along the way they lost their innocence. For us it was Kennedy’s assassination. For the generation in college it was 911. For our parents it was Pearl Harbor. Or maybe The Crash. But the world has never been innocent. We’ve just been stupid. So I’ve imposed innocence on this story. I’ve treated childhood like a cartoon. That everything is exaggerated. … more here