From the Native perspective: The true story of Thanksgiving Michelle Tirado • November 23, 2011 https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/news/the-wampanoag-side-of-the-first-thanksgiving-story/ Too often the story of the 1621 Thanksgiving is told from the Pilgrims’ point of view, and when the Wampanoag, who partook in this feast too, are included, it is usually in a brief or distorted way. In search … Continue reading The Wampanoag Side of the First Thanksgiving Story
Geochemical signals from deep inside Earth are beginning to shed light on the planet’s first 50 million years, a formative period long viewed as inaccessible to science. Earth scientists hope that their growing knowledge of the planet’s early history will shed light on poorly understood features seen today, from continents to geysers. Eric King Natalie … Continue reading Explorers Find Passage to Earth’s Dark Age
This is the first half of a paper given at the Roehampton Postgraduate Conference, 17 June 2010.
What were the main health problems in the 18th century? The plague was no longer an issue (although there were occasional outbreaks even as late as the 20th century in the tenements of Glasgow). Smallpox and typhus were almost as bad, though, and there were also high death tolls from measles, scarlatina, diphtheria and tuberculosis, then called consumption. Particularly among the poor rickets and whooping cough were both dangerous, as was diarrhoea in infants. Skin and eye diseases and parasitic infections were common, as were rheumatism, ulcers, kidney and bladder stones, and bad teeth, which led to internal infections. Recipe books include remedies for everyday complaints such as coughs and colds, stomach upsets and headaches, as well as spots, warts and dandruff, cuts, bruises and burns.
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http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/rural-america-understanding-isnt-problem#.WLwogO2w1Uw.facebook ELECTION 2016 In deep-red white America, the white Christian God is king. By Forsetti's Justice As the aftermath of the election of Donald Trump is being sorted out, a common theme keeps cropping up from all sides: "Democrats failed to understand white, working-class, fly-over America.” Trump supporters are saying this. Progressive pundits are saying … Continue reading The Dark Rigidity of Fundamentalist Rural America
Programme of the NSDAP, 24 February 1920The 25 points of the NSDAP Program were composed by Adolf Hitler and Anton Drexler. They were publically presented on 24 February 1920 "to a crowd of almost two thousand and every single point was accepted amid jubilant approval." (Mein Kampf, Volume II, Chapter I) Hitler explained their purpose in … Continue reading HITLER’S 25 POINT PROGRAM
It was on this day in 1937 that John Steinbeck's novella Of Mice and Men was published (books by this author). Of Mice and Men was Steinbeck's fifth novel (he had also published an excerpt from a novel and a book of short stories). His first novel, Cup of Gold (1929), was a total flop - it didn't even earn back the $250 that … Continue reading OF MICE AND MEN
Tuesday, 15 January 2013 00:00 By Thom Hartmann, Truthout | News Analysis (Photo: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery) The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, and why it says "State" instead of "Country" (the framers knew the difference -- see the 10th Amendment), was to preserve the slave patrol militias in the southern states, which was … Continue reading The Second Amendment Was Ratified to Preserve Slavery
Source: What a Trump Presidency Means for Writers Since last week's election, dozens of articles have appeared speculating what a Trump presidency could mean for any number of sectors - the economy, social security, healthcare, technology and the Internet, reproductive rights, foreign relations, and so on. With the exception of Wall Street, which is already … Continue reading What a Trump Presidency Means for Writers
"Shine on, Harvest Moon" is a popular early-1900s song credited to the married vaudeville team Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth. It was one of a series of Moon-related Tin Pan Alley songs of the era. The song was debuted by Bayes and Norworth in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1908 to great acclaim. It became a pop standard and continues to be performed and recorded even in … Continue reading Shine On, Harvest Moon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrqqD_Tsy4Q drivinman687 Subscribe4,409 Add to Share More 19,969,041 58,461 6,019 Published on May 27, 2012 My final project for a video production class "Cutaway Productions" Music: “Mind Heist” by Zack Hemsey