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  "Natural Born" [in regard to presidential candidates] was clearly defined in "The Law of Nations" by Emerich de Vattel, published in 1758 and relied on heavily by the framers of the Constitution. "Natural Born" was already legally-def... read more

History of FriendsNews.com

FYI for those researching insignificant corners of the web: Wayback Machine... read more

Saturnalia

  via saturnalia-reason-for-season "At no time in the history of the early Christian church was it ever thought that the birth of Christ took place on 25 December. In fact, Jesus' birthday was not celebrated at all until the mid-4... read more

Good explanation of the "annexation" of Crimea

  "In response to us-issues-new-russia-sanctions-over-profiting-on-Crimean-resort. Reprinted without permission from whatreallyhappened" The world knows that Russia did not annex Crimea. [see politically-correct version h... read more

Benjamin Franklin was called a traitor for informing the people about the actions of its gov't

Like Edward Snowden, Benjamin Franklin Was Called a Traitor For Informing the People About the Actions of its Government. "In 1773, Benjamin Franklin leaked confidential information by releasing letters written by then Lt. Gover... read more

The digital story of the nativity

This is the way how social media, web and mobile tell the story of the Nativity.Christmas story told through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, Wikipedia, Google Maps, GMail, Foursquare, Amazon... See YouTube - THE DIGITAL STORY OF T... read more

Ekaterina Dzhugashvili, Stalin's mother

And this, people, is why you shouldn't beat your child (any more than you have to) ... "She [Stalin's mother] once asked her son, 'Joseph, what exactly are you now?' He replied, 'do you remember the Tsar? Well, I&#... read more

Something to ponder

  Railroad tracks The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That's an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used? Because that's the way they built them in England, and English expatriates... read more

San Francisco in 1906

Things were a lot more freely-moving back then. And the kids seemed to be having fun. Reminds me of Russian traffic today, only they have slightly newer forms of transportation now. :) via san-Francisco-1905-historical-footage "... read more

Regenerated Aug 24 2019
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