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The Red River War

Old West Tales by Mustang Long before the arrival of Anglo-American settlers, the people of the Great Plains had evolved into a nomadic form of existence.  Their pace of movement generally mirrored that of their primary food source, and because humans cannot exist without water, they never placed themselves ...
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UNC and ‘Silent Sam’

At the entrance to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill stood the statue of a confederate soldier. The statue has been dubbed “Silent Sam.” BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades! by Mustang There are three fields of study that deal with the past.  Anthropology is the ...
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Ideas Have Consequences

BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades! by Mustang Many people think of the American Revolution as a war.  It was that, but it was much more than that.  There would not have been a war, with all of its associated risks and penalties, were it not for the ...
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History Majors at Universities may soon go the way of the Dinosaur

Title: "Give me liberty, or give me death!" Patrick Henry delivering his great speech on the rights of the colonies, before the Virginia Assembly, convened at Richmond, March 23rd 1775, concluding with the above sentiment, which became the war cry of the revolution. Creator(s): Currier & Ives., Date Created/Published: New York : Published by Currier & Ives, c1876. Source Library of Congress Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-pga-08961 (digital file from original item) LC-USZC2-2452 (color film copy slide) LC-USZ62-11 (b&w film copy negative)
Apparently the need not to have anyone around that has knowledge of the past is coming to fruition. No need of history majors, no need to teach history, one is doomed to repeat it apparently.How many colleges even require a history course as party of the curriculum? I for ...
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Forum; What Historical Figure Would You Want To Be?

Every week, the WoW! community and our invited guests weigh in at the Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: What Historical Figure Would You Like To Be? Don Surber: Wilt Chamberlain. 30,000 points, 2,000 women. Jeffrey Avalon ...
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The Pennsylvania Priest Scandal; an Outside View

All Aong the Watchtower by NEO Perhaps it is time for me to say something about the scandal rocking the Catholic church. Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread, I suspect. My perspective is different, being a conservative, liturgical Protestant, a Lutheran, as it were. First, a few caveats: We ...
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The Sad British Monday Videos

On a lighter note, this steamy Monday morning…. Nebraska Energy Observer by NEO You may have heard of Ed Balls. He’s another one of those discredited, washed up British politicians who have found still another inflated paycheck at the anti-British, anti-American Brussels Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The fact that they do this ...
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Polling, and Blue Waves

Nebraska Energy Observer by NEO David Catron at The American Spectator has a most interesting article up about the coming alleged ‘Blue Wave’. In short, it comes down to, don’t believe the polls, not any of them. Let’s begin with discredited forecasters. The above-quoted CNN story and most other media reports about the ...
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