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This Week in History ~ The first-ever U.S. car race in 1895 was survival of the fittest

His most famous, of course, was the second Motor Wagon, winner of the first American car race in 1895.

Frank Duryea (right) and a race referee at the start of the Chicago Times-Herald car race on November 28, 1895. Detroit Public Library

By Jeff Peek of Hagerty Media

It’s been said that the first car race was held shortly after the second car was built, but since that’s impossible to document, we’ll go with what we know: 125 years ago this past weekend, the United States’ first official car race was held on cold and snowy Thanksgiving Day in Illinois. And the winner was … a Duryea Motor Wagon. Not a name that leaps to mind when you think of motorsports success, but certainly a key player in automotive history.

Although brothers Charles and Frank Duryea built motor cars together for less than 10 years before going their separate ways, they created a superior machine for the era. And in winning the Chicago Times-Herald “motocycle” race (yes, motocycle) on November 28, 1895, the two may have also created the “win on Sunday, sell on Monday” automotive business mentality.

The Duryea brothers completed their first one-cylinder, four-horsepower Duryea Motor Wagon in September, 1893, in Springfield, Massachusetts. The second Duryea Motor Wagon, built the following year, was the one entered in the legendary race.

Years later, while recalling how it all began—the race, not the car—founder H.H. Kohlsaat wrote in a 1941 issue of The Saturday Evening Post that the Chicago contest was inspired by the Paris-Rouen race he had seen in France in 1894. The stateside contest was originally planned for July 4, 1895, and Kohlsaat convinced the Times-Herald to put up a whopping $5000 in prize money—the equivalent of more than $135,000 today.

At Kohlsaat’s urging, President Grover Cleveland appointed a member of the War Department to supervise the event, based on the opinion that motor vehicles would be of the most use in the military and as commercial trucks. Some 60 contestants signed up, but applicants begged Kohlsaat for more time, so the race was pushed to Labor Day. It was later postponed again and rescheduled for Thanksgiving.

On November 2, a bit of a warm-up match was set between the Duryea and H. Mueller Benz’s Gasoline Motor Car (from Decatur, Illinois). Mueller was the only finisher, as the Duryea crashed into a ditch while trying to avoid a team of horses and broke a wheel. Repairs were made on the car in time to complete in the actual race 26 days later.

When November 28 arrived, it was greeted by two inches of snow and brisk wind, which whittled an already small field. That morning only six cars took off on an out-and back course from Chicago to Evanston, a race of 52.4 miles: the Duryea; three Benz cars (one sponsored by R.H. Macy’s department store in New York), and two electrics.

The tires of all six cars were wrapped in twine to improve traction. That didn’t do much for the electrics, whose batteries died almost immediately after the race began. With the entrants fighting through snowdrifts, the Duryea—with Frank at the wheel—passed the Macy’s car just past the halfway mark to take the lead—for good, as it turned out. Pushing to keep up, the Macy’s car first collided with a sleigh and then a streetcar, which damaged its steering. Another Benz also failed to finish.

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The Arctic lost to time: Amazing archive photos chart a daring 19th-century attempt to reach the North Pole

The Nansen Photographs tells the story of how 12 men set off from Norway in 1893 in a ship called Fram. The expedition was led by Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen, who loaded Fram with 3,000 bottles of beer. 'The expedition proved the theory of a current running across the Polar Sea from east to west,' the author says. Many of the diary entries that appear in the book have been translated into English for the very first time.

Amid much celebration, the Fram expedition set off from Kristiania (modern-day Oslo) on June 24, 1893, making four stops in Norway in Bergen, Trondheim, Tromso and Vardo, before arriving at Khabarova in Russia. Its next stop was Cape Tsjeljuskin in Russia, after which they continued east before heading north and allowing the ship to get locked in the drifting pack ice. This picture shows the moment that Nansen (pictured with a hat in his hand centre right) and the crew, standing aboard Fram, waved goodbye to onlookers in Bergen on July 2, 1893. The two days preceding this moment were filled with social events for the team of explorers - 'parties, music, speeches and dance'. The author says: 'The free flow of Champagne was especially appreciated by some of the crew'

By AILBHE MACMAHON FOR MAILONLINE

It's an extraordinary tale of derring-do told in a mesmerising new book via fascinating archive pictures – and worthy of a Hollywood movie too.

The Nansen Photographs by Geir O Klover, published by Teneues, tells the story of 12 intrepid men, led by Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen, who set off from Norway in June 1893 with the aim of reaching the North Pole.

They sailed in a wooden ship called Fram - packed with skis, kayaks, very woolly jumpers and 3,000 bottles of beer - and braved attacks from polar bears and walruses.

During the ends-of-the-earth expedition, which lasted until August 1896, Nansen put to the test a theory that there was a current running from east to west across the Arctic Ocean. He hoped to reach the North Pole by allowing Fram to get trapped by the pack ice north of Siberia and drift across the ocean. The adventurer was disappointed when he discovered that the drifting Fram did not approach the North Pole, so together with his colleague, Fredrik Hjalmar Johansen, he left the ship and his crew and set out for their intended destination on skis. Though they never made it to the North Pole, Nansen reached a record northern latitude of 86 degrees and 14 minutes.

Throughout the expedition, along with his crew, he carried out a wealth of research into the Arctic and 'painstakingly measured depths to almost 4,000 metres (13,123ft)'. The author notes: 'The expedition proved the theory of a current running across the Polar Sea from east to west and that the earth's rotation probably influences the sea currents, which was later proved and named the Ekman Spiral.'

Every single recovered photograph taken during the expedition appears in the tome, and many of the diary entries that feature have been translated into English for the very first time. 'They illustrate in a touching, sometimes dismaying way how the participants went about their daily lives and carried out their research; what conflicts they fought out and how they ultimately brought the daring undertaking to a good end,' the publisher says. Scroll down to see 10 remarkable archival photographs that appear in the tome, brilliantly illustrating the daring mission undertaken by Nansen and his men...

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New inscriptions in city above Sea of Galilee shed personal light on early Christians

An unknown bishop, a goldsmithing priest and an anxious couple revealed

(Photo by Todd Trapani on Unsplash)

(Photo by Todd Trapani on Unsplash)


The Real Story of Thanksgiving

“Photograph of a painting by Edward Percy Mora...“Photograph of a painting by Edward Percy Moran (1862-1935), showing Myles Standish, William Bradford, William Brewster and John Carver signing the Mayflower Compact in a cabin aboard the Mayflower while other Pilgrims look on.” ca.1900. The original hangs at the Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth, MA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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RUSH: It's time for the traditional true story of Thanksgiving, as written by me in my second best seller of 2.5 million copies in hardback: See, I Told You So. "Chapter 6, Dead White Guys, or What the History Books Never Told You: The True Story of Thanksgiving -- The story of the Pilgrims begins in the early part of the seventeenth century (that's the 1600s for those of you in Rio Linda, California). The Church of England under King James I was persecuting anyone and everyone who did not recognize its absolute civil and spiritual authority. Those who challenged ecclesiastical authority and those who believed strongly in freedom of worship were hunted down, imprisoned, and sometimes executed for their beliefs. A group of separatists first fled to Holland and established a community.

"After eleven years, about forty of them agreed to make a perilous journey to the New World, where they would certainly face hardships, but could live and worship God according to the dictates of their own consciences. On August 1, 1620, the Mayflower set sail. It carried a total of 102 passengers, including forty Pilgrims led by William Bradford. On the journey, Bradford set up an agreement, a contract, that established just and equal laws for all members of the new community, irrespective of their religious beliefs. Where did the revolutionary ideas expressed in the Mayflower Compact come from? From the Bible. The Pilgrims were a people completely steeped in the lessons of the Old and New Testaments. They looked to the ancient Israelites for their example.

 

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Thanksgiving... It is a tribute to God!

First published Thanksgiving 2008

 

One of the most popular stories ever told is about the first Thanksgiving. School children are taught time and time again of how in the Autumn of 1621, the pilgrims ate alongside the Indians in celebration of a successful harvest.  Although they 1 did have a three-day feast in celebration of such bounty, this "first Thanksgiving" was not a holiday but simply a gathering. There is little evidence that this feast of thanks led directly to our modern Thanksgiving Day holiday. Thanksgiving can, however, be traced back to 1863 when President Lincoln became the first president to proclaim Thanksgiving Day. The holiday has been a fixture of late November ever since.

Let us take a closer look at just what took place leading up to that event and then what happened in the centuries afterward that finally gave us our modern Thanksgiving.
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The Pilgrims who sailed to this country aboard the Mayflower were originally members of the English Separatist Church. They were NOT the Puritans that we read so much about. Puritans did not believe in separating themselves from society, as the Pilgrims did. They had earlier fled their home in England and sailed to Holland (The Netherlands) to escape religious persecution. There, they enjoyed more religious tolerance, but they eventually became disenchanted with the Dutch way of life, thinking it ungodly. Seeking a better life, the Separatists negotiated with a London stock company to finance a pilgrimage to America. Most of those making the trip aboard the Mayflower were non-Separatists but were hired to protect the company's interests. Only about one-third of the original colonists were Separatists.

 

 

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The Pilgrims Brought the Values that Shaped Freedom-Loving America

From CBNNEWS.COM. Paul Strand

Did you know?

30 Million Americans Descended from the Mayflower Pilgrims from only 51 people?

They Wanted to Obey the Bible, not man's laws.

Our Declaration & Constitution: came from the Mayflower Compact.

Pilgrims Didn't Mistreat theNative Indians and actually bought the land they settled on from the Indians at the price the Indians came up with?

'Obedience to God Means Resistance to Tyrants'

 

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The Pilgrims didn't just give America Thanksgiving celebrations. They believed religious freedom and liberty were worth dying for. They made the Bible America's most-read guide to life. And the Pilgrims' covenant with God and man in 1620 and the form of self-rule they pioneered would eventually shape America's Constitution and the entire government.

"2022 is the 402th anniversary of the founding of Plymouth. I think that's a huge milestone. It's a great milestone in human history," said Christian historian Jerry Newcombe, producer of the documentary, "The Pilgrims." 

"The Pilgrims" looks at how those 51 surviving Pilgrims not only lived through their first brutal Massachusetts winter but went on to influence their future nation.
 
"This small, small group casts a very large shadow," Newcombe told CBN News.
 
30 Million Americans Descended from the Mayflower Pilgrims

In Newcombe's documentary, Pilgrim reenactor Leo Martin, founder of Plymouth's Jenney Museum, asks, "Did you know today that 10 percent of the population of the United States are Mayflower descendants? 30 million people from 51."
 
"The Pilgrims founded America for all intents and purposes," argues Prager U founder Dennis Prager in the documentary.
 
In those days, England demanded all its citizens belong to the Church of England and conform to its beliefs…or face harsh punishment.
 
They Wanted to Obey the Bible, Not the Church of England

"You will worship as they say you worship," Plymouth Rock Foundation founder Paul Jehle told Newcombe. "And so to do this illegally meant you could be arrested. If you continued, you could be put to death. In fact, some of the friends of the Pilgrims were killed in the Tower of London."

So the Pilgrims fled.
 
"They just wanted to worship Jesus and the purity of the Gospel, and the king wouldn't let them do that. He was ruling over their conscience. That's why they fled," Newcombe explained to CBN News.
 
They'd come to believe in radical ideas they found in the Bible: like they had rights given by God, and that He wanted them to be free, to govern themselves from within.
 
The Most Precious Cargo was the Ideas

"The Mayflower was a cargo ship. But the most precious cargo that was carried across the Atlantic were the ideas in the hearts of the Pilgrims that were drawn from the Bible," Jehle says in "The Pilgrims." 

He continues, "You see the seeds of liberty – both religious liberty and civil liberty – and the idea of self-government and rule from within, all these are within that body of Pilgrims."

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Kennedy is long gone, but the stories linger

The unresolved conspiracy theories surrounding the late US president John F. Kennedy's death remain to this day

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Kennedy was part of a motorcade along with his wife, Jacqueline, on the streets of Dallas when he was shot at by Oswald from atop a nearby building. (Shutterstock)

Ask any American who they think killed President John F. Kennedy, and you’re sure to receive a wide range of answers.

There’s the official government conclusion from the Warren Commission that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone when he killed the president on November 22, 1963, in Dallas.

And then there’s the wide swath of conspiracy theories that Oswald had help from other people, according to Gallup.

Right after Kennedy’s death, Gallup found that 52 percent of Americans thought Oswald was part of a larger conspiracy, with just 29 percent saying he did it all by himself. The belief that others worked alongside Oswald has never dipped below 50 percent in Gallup polling and peaked at 81 percent in 1976.

Gallup is not alone in its findings. FiveThirtyEight .

Overall, FiveThirtyEight had the same findings as Gallup did in its latest poll in 2013: 61 percent of Americans believe Kennedy “wasn’t killed by Oswald alone.” Only 33 percent say it was just Oswald.

Of all the demographic groups polled, only one had a minority of conspiracy believers — white college graduates, with 46 percent holding that belief.

Here are a few of the popular theories that fuel the disconnect between the official government findings and public opinion.

A Second Shooter

Separate from the Warren Commission, President Lyndon B. Johnson tasked the House of Representatives Select Committee on Assassinations with official fact-finding on who killed JFK. The House report found a “high probability” that two gunmen fired at Kennedy.

This led to the popularization of the term “grassy knoll,” alluding to a hill near Dealey Plaza from where some believe Kennedy‘s true killer fired.

CIA Involvement

The Oliver Stone Film “JFK” posits the idea that the CIA or people associated with the CIA were involved in some way in the Kennedy assassination. Theories range from mild complicity on the CIA‘s part to suggestions that a CIA operative actually fired the deadly shot.

Seven percent of Americans who think Oswald had help say the CIA was involved, according to Gallup’s 2013 survey.

The House Select Committee report said the CIA “was deficient in its collection and sharing of information both prior to and subsequent to the assassination.”

Fidel Castro and Cuba

Earlier in his presidency, Kennedy had signed off on an operation known as the Bay of Pigs Invasion, which ended with a failed attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro‘s communist government.

Following that botched attempt and the Cuban Missile Crisis, one theory goes that Castro had a hand in the assassination, perhaps through some loose association with Lee Harvey Oswald.

Many have speculated that the documents scheduled to be released on Oct. 26 would contain information on, where he may have met with either Cuban or Soviet officials.

This is a belief that 5 percent of Americans who believe in the conspiracy hold, Gallup found.

The Mafia

Most of these theories center around the Cold War tensions of the time in 1963, but many believe it was as simple as a mafia hit.

Kennedy’s brother Robert was attorney general at the time of his big brother’s assassination, and had made it a point to go after organized crime. The House Select Committee’s report concluded that the mafia was not involved, but it did not rule out specific members of the mafia.

In 2013, Gallup found that 13 percent of Americans who believe Kennedy was killed in a conspiracy plot blame the Mafia.

 


What Our Presidents’ Thanksgiving Proclamations Tell Us About America

By Samantha Strayer of The Federalist (A great republish from 2015) 

Just as the status of a check-engine light speaks to the soundness of a vehicle, there are indicators throughout society that speak to the soundness of a nation. In a land as vast and populated as ours, with technological advancements once the sole province of science-fiction, it is nearly impossible to count such indicators.

But there is one — simple, short, and easy to read — that clearly reflects the spiritual health of the country: the annual Thanksgiving Day Proclamation.

First, a few clarifications are in order. Giving “thanks” is of course not unique to any particular group of people or geographic location, and expressions of gratitude can take many forms. What has become the American Thanksgiving holiday — aside from packed airports, creepy balloon parades, and political arguments — is really the amalgamation of several traditions: feasting in celebration of a bountiful harvest or military victory and submitting to God through supplication and praise.

Proclaiming a Day of Thanksgiving

George Washington issued the first presidential proclamation on October 3, 1789, recommending all Americans to set aside November 26 as a “Day of National Thanksgiving.” He and his successors through James Madison issued similar proclamations, but only sparingly and at various times of the year. From 1815 through 1860 there were no thanksgiving proclamations whatsoever.

Not until October 3, 1863, the very same day Washington had done 74 years earlier, did the annual tradition begin.

Abraham Lincoln, who venerated Washington and often followed his example, began issuing proclamations his first year in office. But not until October 3, 1863, the very same day Washington had done 74 years earlier, did the annual tradition begin.

Every president since has issued a Thanksgiving Day proclamation specifically set for the end of November. However, only the title, time of year, and — on a very superficial level — the theme of thankfulness has remained the same.

 

Indeed, no nation can withstand multiple large-scale wars, advancements in science and technology, and challenges to our understanding of human nature and remain unchanged. Whether mere hints or explicit proofs, you can trace national shifts in these proclamations. Most notable and notorious is the Progressive movement and its emphasis on human-generated moral and spiritual “uplift.”

Since Washington’s proclamation was the first of its kind (and President Obama references it in each of his), it is the legitimate standard by which we can and should assess the 2015 proclamation. Here are three notable differences.

1. In Service of God Versus Service to Others

Throughout his proclamation, Washington focuses on God and our relationship to him. Our duties are clear: “acknowledge His providence,” “obey His will,” “be grateful for His benefits,” “humbly implore His protection and favor,” and seek his “pardon for national and other transgressions.” In short, Thanksgiving should be “devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be.”

Washington explains that greater freedom for the individual and entire nation will naturally flow from this godly inclination. Of the 432 words comprising his proclamation, he refers to God 15 times. 

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The Plain Truth on Black vs. White Crime Statistics-White Privilege Isn't Real, an uncomfortable look at the facts and the plain truth.

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The myth of white privilege says blacks are arrested and incarcerated at a higher rate due to systemic racism that exists in the law enforcement and court systems. However white privilege isn’t real, and we’re going to prove that institutional racism isn’t the cause, but the breakdown in the family unit and uneducated people who make bad life choices are the real causes of the problem. We will answer these questions:

Do Blacks Commit More Violent Crimes Than Whites? And Why Are Blacks More Likely to Become Criminals

Racism against Blacks?

Black vs White Crime Statistics

Black vs. White Crime Statistics Read the entire Plain Truth here!

 


Ancient Christian monastery, possibly pre-dating Islam, found in UAE sand dunes

'This is a story that deserves to be told'

This March 14, 2022, handout photo shows an ancient Christian monastery uncovered on Siniyah Island in Umm al-Quwain, United Arab Emirates. (Nasser Muhsen Bin Tooq/Department of Archaeology and Tourism of Umm al-Quwain)

This March 14, 2022, handout photo shows an ancient Christian monastery uncovered on Siniyah Island in Umm al-Quwain, United Arab Emirates. (Nasser Muhsen Bin Tooq/Department of Archaeology and Tourism of Umm al-Quwain)


Edmund Fitzgerald’s doomed journey began in 1975 and Sunk 48 years ago

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LAKE SUPERIOR, MI - It was 48 years ago this month that the Edmund Fitzgerald was being loaded with 26,000 tons of iron ore, prepped for what would become her doomed final voyage.   Once the largest ship on the Great Lakes, the 728-foot Fitzgerald left Superior, Wis. at 2:15 p.m. on Nov. 9, 1975. Her crew planned to cross Lake Superior to deliver the load at Detroit's Zug Island.

But a day later, she was gone, broken in two and lying on the lake's bottom in 530 feet of water, all 29 souls aboard lost.

Gordon Lightfoot's poignant song "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" helps keep alive the memory of what's become the Great Lakes' most famous shipwreck.

But her captain and crew were also sons, brothers, husbands and fathers. They hailed from Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota and beyond.

As we remember them, here are the highlights of the Fitzgerald’s final trip and the fierce, hurricane-like storm that sank her.

Investigators would later say that in the big freighter’s last hour, she battled sustained winds of 60 mph, and waves higher than 25 feet. She may have even encountered “The Three Sisters” - a trio of rapidly-hitting waves that are higher than the others around them.

One thing the marine experts agree on: The Fitzgerald was in the “worst possible place” as she tried to make for the shelter of Michigan’s Whitefish Bay.

NOV. 9, 1975

2:15 p.m. The Edmund Fitzgerald, captained by Ernest McSorley, finishes loading 26,116 tons of taconite in Superior, Wis., and departs for Detroit's Zug Island. The storm that would sink the ship is gathering force over Kansas and is on a path toward Lake Superior.

 

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Veterans Day in America

Veterans Day is an American holiday dedicated to honoring its military veterans. Here is
the background for why America celebrates Veterans Day on November 11th of each
year.

In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice was declared
between the Allied forces and Germany in World War I. The following year, many
countries celebrated November 11th as Armistice Day.

In the United States, President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11, 1919 as the
first national commemoration of Armistice Day. Throughout America, there were
parades, picnics, and public speeches, as well as a moment of prayer in schools and
businesses at 11:00 a.m.

Two years later, on November 11, 1921, an unidentified American soldier killed in
World War I was laid to rest at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National
Cemetery, just outside Washington, DC. President Warren G. Harding presided over the
ceremony.

On June 4, 1926, the U.S. Congress passed a resolution that the “recurring anniversary
of [November 11, 1918] should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and
exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding
between nations.” Congress also resolved that the president should issue an annual
proclamation calling for the observance of Armistice Day.

~ Drive Thru History

On May 13, 1938, Congress made November 11th an official federal holiday, “dedicated
to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as Armistice Day.” As a formal matter, there is no such thing as a national holiday in the U.S. Each state
retains the right to designate their own holidays, and the federal government can only
designate holidays for federal employees and the District of Columbia. Historically,
however, most states have followed the federal list of holidays.

In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, there was a movement by military
service organizations to honor American veterans more broadly. As a result, in 1954, the
U.S. Congress amended the 1938 law establishing Armistice Day, by changing the word
“Armistice” to “Veterans.” President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the amendment on
June 1, 1954, and from that day forward, November 11th was known as Veterans Day – a
day to honor American veterans of all wars.

 


Does this tunnel under Egyptian temple lead to long-lost tomb of Cleopatra?

Archaeologists call subterranean pathway a 'geometric miracle'


'Mission planning' for the new Congress

Oliver L. North & David Goetsch have marching orders for Americans elected this week

"...get down on your knees and beg for God's blessing on your tenure, for He has a plan, and your behavior ought to comport with it."

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Studies: Daylight Saving Time Increases Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

On Nov. 4, daylight saving time ends and clocks get turned back one hour.
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Daylight saving time brings extra daylight and seems harmless, but researchers say it hides a hidden danger: Daylight saving time brings a higher chance of having a stroke or heart attack.

On Nov. 6, daylight saving time ends and clocks get turned back one hour. And while there has been some debate over the necessity of the practice, the health consequences have been overlooked.

The risk of having a stroke goes up 8 percent during the first two days after the beginning of daylight saving time, according to one Finnish study.

In Sweden, researchers found an average 6.7 percent greater risk of heart attack in the three days after we set clocks forward an hour in the spring. Inspired by that finding, a group of U.S. researchers conducted their own study and determined that heart attack risk jumped 24 percent the Monday after switching over to daylight saving time. That risk then tapered off over the remainder of the week.




Scientists use new dating technique to analyze military conquests against Israel, Judah

Investigating remains of ancient towns destroyed by fire


Is it a sin not to vote?

Americans have been casting ballots for nearly 400 years

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What is the One Thing that All Socialist Nations Get? Food Shortages, Especially of Wheat, and also Famines!

By Bob Barney

What is Socialism? Socialism is the liberal name for communism, and it is the most dangerous ideology ever proposed by man. Not one good thing comes from communism as it begets dictators, famines, food shortages and DEATH!  

In Daniel 11, speaking about the End Time Beast (the Revised Holy Roman Empire) God predicts that communism will be the antichrist's form of government.  Below, I point out what the Bible has to say about the end time Beast of Revelation which will be led by Antichrist.  It appears the man mentioned in scripture will tout communism with the full intention of fooling the masses. The end goal will be a dictatorship like that of Mao of China, or Stalin of Russia.  

A word of caution for today ~ do not be fooled by liberal socialists for they are the evil doers THAT REALLY WANT YOU DEAD! They will accomplish this through their wars, through their planned famines, and diseases.  Let us try to learn from our history and take heed to what our God says in the Bible!

 Quotes from Daniel:

Then the king of the North (The Antichrist) will come and build up siege ramps and will capture a fortified city. The forces of the South will be powerless to resist; even their best troops will not have the strength to stand. The invader will do as he pleases; no one will be able to stand against him. He will establish himself in the Beautiful Land and will have the power to destroy it. With deceitful promises, he will make various alliances. He will become strong despite having only a handful of followers. 
 
 “With a large army he will stir up his strength and courage against the king of the South (A United States of Islam) . The king of the South will wage war with a large and very powerful army, but he will not be able to stand because of the plots devised against him. Those who eat from the king’s provisions will try to destroy him; his army will be swept away, and many will fall in battle. The two kings, with their hearts bent on evil, will sit at the same table and lie to each other, but to no avail, because an end will still come at the appointed time.  The king of the North will return to his own country with great wealth, but his heart will be set against the holy covenant. He will take action against it and then return to his own country.
 
Ships of the western coastlands (United States) will oppose him, and he will lose heart. Then he will turn back and vent his fury against the holy covenant. He will return and show favor to those who forsake the holy covenant.
 
“His army will take over the Temple fortress, pollute the sanctuary, put a stop to the daily sacrifices, and hen they will set up the abomination that causes desolation. The king will do as he pleases, exalting himself and claiming to be greater than every god, even blaspheming the God of gods. He will succeed, but only until the time of wrath is completed. For what has been determined will surely take place.   He will have no respect for the gods of his ancestors, or for the god loved by women, or for any other god, for he will boast that he is greater than them all.
38 Instead of these, he will worship the god of fortresses—a god his ancestors never knew—and lavish on him gold, silver, precious stones, and expensive gifts.  Claiming this foreign god’s help, he will attack the strongest fortresses. He will honor those who submit to him, appointing them to positions of authority and dividing the land among them as their reward. (distribution of wealth - i.e. COMMUNISM)
 
 “The king will do as he pleases. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will say unheard-of things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, for what has been determined must take place.   He will show no regard for the gods of his ancestors or for the one desired by women, nor will he regard any god, but will exalt himself above them all.   Instead of them, he will honor a god of fortresses; a god unknown to his ancestors he will honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and costly gifts.  
40 “At the time of the end the king of the South will engage him in battle, and the king of the North will storm out against him with chariots and cavalry and a great fleet of ships. He will invade many countries and sweep through them like a flood.
 

The largest famine in human history took place in China during 1959-61. Although drought was a contributory factor, this was largely a manmade catastrophe for which communist Mao Zedong bears the greatest responsibility for. We will never know the precise number of casualties, but the best demographic reconstructions indicate about 30 million dead.

The Holodomor, or “murder by starvation”, was a state-engineered famine in Soviet Ukraine in 1932–33 which killed an estimated 3.9 million people. Devised by the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, the Holodomor crushed the spirit of the Ukrainian peasantry and ensured it would never again rebel against communist rule on the scale seen in the 1920s & 1930s.

A family in Soviet Ukraine during the Holodomor

Russian Communism famine.

The Holodomor, or “murder by starvation,” refers to the state-engineered famine in Soviet Ukraine in 1932–33, which was accompanied by simultaneous repressions against the Ukrainian cultural elites. The origins of Stalin’s all-encompassing attack on Ukrainians can be traced back to the political and military struggles in Ukraine in 1917–20, when he was involved in determining Bolshevik policies toward Ukraine [the Bolsheviks were a revolutionary party committed to the ideas of Karl Marx, led by leftist revolutionary and politician Vladimir Lenin. The Bolsheviks later became the Communist Party of the Soviet Union].

Stalin was unpleasantly surprised by the strength of Ukrainian patriotism and the emergence of a non-Bolshevik Ukrainian state, which forced the Bolsheviks to create their own puppet Ukrainian republic. Following the Bolshevik victory, it became a constituent part of the Soviet Union under the name of the Ukrainian Socialist Soviet (after 1937, Soviet Socialist) Republic.

Stalin also dreaded the Ukrainian peasantry, whose staunch resistance to Bolshevik rule forced the Soviet state during the 1920s to recognize the importance of Ukrainian culture and delay the violent collectivization of agriculture. When the wholesale collectivization of land and cattle began in 1929, the Ukrainian peasants actively resisted it. In 1930, the police reported 4,098 anti-state actions in the Ukrainian countryside, with the participation of 965,587 peasants. In most cases the peasants beat up the enforcers, took back the grain, and burned office buildings, but the police also classified 15 mass disturbances as “armed rebellions” sometimes involving the murder of Soviet officials and activists.

Because of these factors, in 1932–33, Stalin and his henchmen used starvation to crush the resistance of the Ukrainian peasants. They saw peasant rebelliousness as part of a wider Ukrainian effort to overthrow Soviet rule, which explains the repressions between 1930 and 1934 against Ukrainian cultural figures and those Ukrainian communists who criticized Moscow’s imperialist attitudes.  (SOURCE: https://www.biblestudytools.com/nlt/daniel/11.html)

In this next linked piece, The Plain Truth is showing you the proof of God's Hand Behind Today's News! We are highlighting what the liberal socialists of today are intentionally inflicting upon the United States of America and upon the globe. Once again, we extend a word of caution...do not be fooled by liberal socialists...they are EVIL, and they WANT YOU DEAD!

Yet Another Shortage Looms Over Biden's Presidency — It Might Be The World's Biggest


Eric Metaxas: 'Silence' of American churches echoes 1930s Nazi Germany

'We are going down precisely the same path'

German Lutheran pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer

German Lutheran pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer

By Art Moore

About 3,000 of the approximately 18,000 Protestant pastors in Germany in the 1930s openly supported Adolf Hitler, and about the same number ended up opposing his tyrannical rule.

But it was the vast majority of ministers, about 12,000, who chose to remain silent – arguing it wasn't their place to engage in politics – who enabled the Nazis to "crush the heroic 3,000" who stood up against the dictator, points out Eric Metaxas in his new book "Letter to the American Church."

"That is the nightmare – that they thought it would be safe," Metaxas said in an interview with James Robison on the "LIFE Today" television program.

The pastors, Metaxas said, decided: "We won't take a position. We don't want to be political. We'll just keep our nose down, preach our little stuff on Sunday morning, and when we leave this building, we're going to bow to the authority of the state."

Metaxas contends the American church today mirrors the silence of the German church before the Holocaust.

If church leaders, he said, don't learn the lesson of the 1930s, "we are going down precisely the same path."

"And people say, 'I can't believe it, I can't believe it.' Trust me when I say that the Germans didn't believe that that future was even possible. But it happened, and we are no different than the Germans," he said.

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The Plain Truth on Abortion, Planned Parenthood and Margaret Sanger

First published in The Plain Truth in 2019

Some media outlets portray pro-life advocates as racists, correlating them with “anti-blackness” and “white supremacists.”
But these outlets failed to note that Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger had a history of pro-eugenics comments and targeting black communities with birth control.


Sanger addressed members of the Ku Klux Klan, targeted southern black communities with birth control and discussed her enthusiasm for eliminating defective “human weeds” through eugenics.


Some media outlets portray pro-life advocates as racists, but Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger had a history of pro-eugenics comments and targeting black communities with birth control.

Media Matters, Rewire News and The Nation ran 2020 stories with the headlines “Right-wing media and abortion opponents should confront the anti-blackness of their movement,” “March for Life Has an Anti-Blackness Problem” and “The Long History of the Anti-Abortion Movement’s Links to White Supremacists.”

These stories portray the pro-life movement as dangerous to black communities, warn that racism is woven into the pro-life movement and say that the pro-life movement promotes anti-black rhetoric. (RELATED: ANALYSIS: Infanticide Is A Real Issue, Despite Establishment Media Narrative)


Yet these articles did not touch on questionably racist and pro-eugenics comments made by the founder of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.

Planned Parenthood credits Sanger with founding the organization in 1916 when she opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. in Brownsville, Brooklyn, in New York City. Authorities raided the clinic nine days after it opened, shut it down, and charged Sanger, her sister Ethel Byrne and activist Fania Mindell for sharing birth control information. Sanger reportedly spent 30 days in jail after refusing to pay her fine.

She opened the Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau in Manhattan in 1923 and incorporated the American Birth Control League, organizations that reportedly merged to form the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Sanger Targeted Black Communities With Birth Control

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Scientists strive to save dying spoken language of Jesus

image from ts2.mm.bing.netScientists from England are trying to preserve the language spoken by Jesus and tied to Hebrew and Arabic. The language is called Aramaic. Aramaic is one of the Semitic languages, an important group of languages known almost from the beginning of human history and including also Arabic, Hebrew, Ethiopic, and Akkadian (ancient Babylonian and Assyrian). It is particularly closely related to Hebrew and was written in a variety of alphabetic scripts. (What is usually called "Hebrew" script is actually an Aramaic script.)


0ur first glimpse of Aramaic comes from a small number of ancient royal inscriptions from almost three thousand years ago (900-700 B.C.E.). Dedications to the gods, international treaties, and memorial stelae reveal to us the history of the first small Aramean kingdoms, in the territories of modern Syria and Southeast Turkey, living under the shadow of the rising Assyrian empire.

­Professor of linguistics at the University of Cambridge, Geoffrey Khan, has begun a quest to record the ancient language that’s been around for three thousand years before it finally disappears.

 

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US Congressman Introduces Gold Standard Bill as Inflation Spirals Out of Control

America’s currency would regain stable footing for the first time in half a century if a bill just introduced by U.S. Representative Alex Mooney (R-WV) becomes law.

Referred to as the “Gold Standard Restoration Act” by sound money activists, H.R. 9157 calls for the repegging of the Federal Reserve note to gold in order to address the ongoing problems of inflation, runaway federal debt, and monetary system instability.


FBI arrests 87-year-old concentration camp survivor outside abortion clinic door

The Reason Why Shows Us That the FBI Become Just Like the Gestapo. She began legacy of fighting for right to life for all human beings.

 
 
(MY TRUTH NEWS) – Pro-life activist Eva Edl was one of four pro-lifers charged this month in relation to a March 2021 abortion facility rescue at Carafem in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.

The event was aimed at reaching abortion-minded women in hopes of helping them to choose life for their babies with confidence. Edl is 87 years old and is a German survivor of a communist prisoner-of-war concentration camp during World War II. Following her escape from that camp, she began a legacy of fighting for the right to life for all human beings.

“The first time I realized there were abortion clinics in our country was in 1988,” she said, according to a previous Live Action News report. “I said to my husband, ‘these are the death camps of America.’ I saw people sitting in front of abortion clinics in Atlanta, and I’ve been involved ever since.”

Eva Edl released a video in November 2018 describing her experience in a concentration camp and her opposition to abortion.

YouTube now has a warning posted on the video. If convicted of the offenses, the seven conspiracy defendants each face up to a maximum of 11 years in prison, three years of supervised release and fines of up to $350,000. The remaining five defendants face a year in prison, one year of supervised release and a fine of up to $10,000.

The news comes amid a wave of federal indictments against pro-lifers under the heavily pro-abortion Biden administration, including the dramatic arrest of Catholic pro-life activist Mark Houck by heavily-armed FBI agents last month.
According to an October 5 press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, seven pro-lifers were charged Monday with “conspiracy against rights secured by the [Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances] Act and committing FACE Act violations.” Another four were charged solely with “FACE Act violations.”

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The Premeditated Murder of the American Family

"Coincidentally, ahem, an economy that once allowed men to work outside of the home and support a wife and children magically became an economy that only two working parents could afford"

by Joan Swirsky©2022

(Oct. 12, 2022) — In 1959, I was 18, newly married to my former boyfriend of four years, and thrilled to be starting my “grown-up” life with the man of my dreams. Little did my then-apolitical self know that the close of that halcyon decade had been preceded by nearly a century of a concerted effort to destroy the American family, an effort fueled by the same fanatical Communist zealots who now occupy the Oval Office of the United States of America!

Now why would anyone––much less a huge number of people––want to destroy the greatest and most successful experiment in government in world history, one which President Abraham Lincoln described as “of the people, by the people, for the people,” the Democratic Republic of the United States of America?

Simply, because it flew in the face of every political system that previously existed––monarchies, dictatorships, oligarchies, aristocracies, totalitarianism, communism, socialism––systems in which the immense power and abuse-of-power that these regimes exercised would be vanquished if replaced by the Power of the People that the Founding Fathers of America envisioned.

The mission of those other regimes was never ever about concern for their populaces; rather it was––and is today––purely about the acquisition and maintenance of power and control and especially the immense wealth that comes with both power and control. Always, always, always follow the money!

HOW CAN WE DESTROY AMERICA?

The enemies of America thought long and hard about how to destroy this fledgling experiment. It was clear to them that America’s strength was a function of three phenomena:

  • A fervent belief in the God who makes miracles happen, for just one example the crushing defeat of the thunderously powerful English Empire’s armies by blazing patriots like General George Washington and his ragtag army of American heroes.
  • An equally ardent belief in and passion for the concept of Freedom. Men who knew they were going to die, and their wives who believed their deaths were for the noble cause of freedom, all sacrificed to bring about our victory over the monarchy that wanted to continue to rule us.
  • The most passionate was the embrace, belief, and allegiance to family, its sanctity, its strength, its ability to weather all storms and overcome all obstacles.

If we destroy all three, our enemies reasoned, the masses they considered essentially stupid would be forced to rely exclusively on Big Government. And so, to this day, the socialists-cum-communists among us are employing––as their predecessors did–– every malevolent, criminal, and vicious tactic they can muster to actualize that goal.

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