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  1. interesting history footnote - Battle of Britain

    In my Youtube wanderings this morning, I came across this: When I was at the Battle of Britain memorial near Folkstone A fellow I met there mentioned something about a Polish Squadron. I guess this may be what he was talking about.

    Started by LarsMac, 04-09-2020 10:20 AM
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  2. Why Putin Chose Trump to get even with Clinton

    This is a fairly old story, but still spot on. As Europe becomes "hooked" on Russian Petro Products, they will likely become far more dependent, and less willing to break away from that teat. Link: Why Putin Chose Trump to get even with Clinton...

    Started by LarsMac, 11-16-2019 03:17 PM
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  3. Will anyone know your name in a thousand years?

    An interesting notion or two were raised in this article. How to be remembered in 1000 years ( In general they discuss notoriety through the centuries, what it takes to be memorable long after the world in which one...

    Started by LarsMac, 12-24-2017 06:28 PM
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  4. What did Earth look like, , MANY YEARS AGO?

    This is so darn cool. In my early teens, I and my best friend would walk up, climb up nearby hills some 35 miles away from the ocean. There we would uncover evidence of sea life. Always wondered how long ago those items shells etc lived. That was California here in Kansas I know of a place...

    Started by tude dog, 01-11-2019 02:01 PM
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  5. looking for a couple of people

    Edwin Minchington born 1833 Mudford Somerset Caroline James born Oct. 10 1830 Galhampton Somerset Just on the off chance someone may know

    Started by magentaflame, 12-05-2017 05:55 PM
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  6. Are we trying to return to those days of Cold War Glory?

    A friend posted this earlier. Cold War ( An interesting perspective here, and a history lesson. It seems that we are trying to shrug off the advances of civilization that were a result of...

    Started by LarsMac, 05-23-2018 07:47 PM
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  7. Historical titbits

    Have been reading a book "Black land, White land by Michael Cannon. Found something rather interesting to talk about next time youre in the pub. According to legal accounts and wittnesses. It seems the nephew of Sir Richard Guinness, of hillthorp brewry in Dublin wad a very naughty boy! A...

    Started by magentaflame, 02-02-2018 10:27 PM
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  8. Racist statues

    I was wondering what every ones opinion is on the BLM, ANTIFA etc etc. groups demanding the removal of all historic statues of the confederacy and of anyone in history that was a slave owner i.e. George Washington, Jefferson... Also, why did they suddenly become offensive, were they not...

    Started by YZGI, 08-18-2017 10:03 AM
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  9. Aboriginal Arrival in Aus earlier than thought.

    Apparently the previous educated guess was 47-60,000 years ago; now new findings have pushed the date back to 65,000 years ago. Lots of implications, including for the date humans first left Africa. This new date does depend on a technique...

    Started by Clodhopper, 07-20-2017 03:52 AM
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  10. Fifty year view

    Fifty years back, which is 1967, I distinctly remember three of us discussing what the computers we'd use would be like eventually. We got as far as every home would have one and they'd be built into a desk. We had push buttons on them and banks of lights, but no keyboard. We weren't sure what...

    Started by spot, 06-20-2017 03:55 AM
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  11. Phillip Hayes Dean, RIP

    Three years ago to the day, I missed seeing this obituary notice which has now come to my attention. I have no recollection of the public argument in 1978 to which it refers. I have, however,...

    Started by spot, 04-22-2017 01:34 PM
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  12. Story of the peoples of Australia

    The title of the thread is the name of a new book. Would it surprise you that (scientifically based) Australian aboriginies were the first bread bakers in the history of mankind using solar ovens? And that they invented aquaculture and agriculture 42 thousand years ago. That may not mean much...

    Started by magentaflame, 11-18-2016 02:12 PM
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  13. Religious war

    I shall try doing this from memory rather than looking anything up but the downside is that I can recall very little of the facts. There is, possibly, a parallel between the current unrest in the Middle East and the most lethal war in the whole of the 19th century, one which killed more people...

    Started by spot, 11-21-2016 03:31 AM
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  14. Ethnic cleansing

    This is a letter by F. L. Lucas to the Manchester Guardian, 15 September 1938, which I have copied from his Wikipedia page ( It discusses - and recommends - the movement of ethnic minorities across national borders. I'm wondering whether the position is...

    Started by spot, 01-08-2017 09:51 AM
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  15. World (Over)Population

    MANY years ago, perhaps 25 or 30, I read the following statistic: "Out of every TWENTY people who have EVER lived, one is alive today." This seems unbelievable at first glance, but given statistics of the growth of world population, and following those stats in reverse, I do not doubt that it...

    Started by Mark Aspam, 10-21-2014 12:47 AM
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  16. Lest We Forget: - The Lessons Of History

    History has a nasty habit of repeating itself. Let's hope we don't need telling twice....

    Started by Smaug, 09-06-2015 09:49 AM
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  17. American GI's get annoyed.

    Nazi SS guards being tortured in Dachau witnessed by American Army doctor | Daily Mail Online ( No surprise there seems like the revisionists are at it a...

    Started by gmc, 05-20-2015 02:01 AM
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  18. Perspective

    So, to really understand what happened in Ferguson, Missouri, and is happening around the US, I believe that an historical perspective is needed. These articlea are about another thread in the history of America. One Lawyer's Fight For Young Blacks And 'Just Mercy' : NPR...

    Started by LarsMac, 03-16-2015 07:36 AM
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  19. "I Ain't Got No Quarrel With The VietCong... No VietCong Ever Called Me ******"

    "When the world meekly protested against the dying and killing of an unworthy war …. Jane Fonda was the first person of notoriety to stand up and say, “I hear you!” She was the first Vietnam-era Hero. Perhaps the only one. Without her contribution the war might still be raging on." ...

    Started by AnneBoleyn, 02-21-2015 05:03 PM
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  20. The European influence on Arab events

    Found this today. Anyone who wishes to discuss the current affairs of the Middle East should probably find Colonel Lawrence's work useful. This is an interesting article on the subject. Bill Moyers Essay: What We Can Learn From Lawrence of Arabia | Perspectives |

    Started by LarsMac, 07-31-2014 10:15 AM
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