While campaigning I had a group (8-10) of protesters at my rally saying all sorts of things, which is their right. However, when they came to shouting “Take Back Our Country” I was deeply offended but I didn’t show it. Instead, I gave them a history lesson about “our”’ country starting with the genocide of Native American Indians through slavery. My trail is already difficult and my chances of winning are an… Continue
Added by Donald R Barbera on July 20, 2017 at 8:51am —
One of the most beautiful gifts of the internet is the ability to learn at a glance the wisdom of America’s founding fathers. In fact, one can often find these pearls of wisdom beautifully packaged in nice visuals. They are perfect for a tweet or a quick illustration, and so very informative. Most of all, they are ever so conveniently one quick google away...
Read more about it here.…
Added by Dan Wall on December 7, 2014 at 9:07am —
Negro specific pamphlets, magazines and registries were common in black communities around the United States during the late 1800s up until the 1950s. One publication, The Negro Travelers’ Green Book was a travel guide series published from 1936 to 1964 by Victor H. Green. It provided Negro motorists and tourists information pointing out safe venues to stay, eat and sightsee during… Continue
Added by Donald R Barbera on April 17, 2014 at 12:03pm —
Most known for his books "Lies My Teacher Told Me" and "Lies Across America," James Loewen tackles a subject that few white and just as many blacks Americans know little about and that is racism in small town America. "Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism," is a kick in head for those believing… Continue
Added by Donald R Barbera on December 19, 2013 at 10:30am —
The development of complex languages, around 200,000 years ago, that can describe and pass on abstract thinking (like religious thought) has been likely the biggest force behind our cultural evolution, which has taken off exponentially since the first sentences were formed.
This use of language to describe complex and abstract notions sparked our cultural or cognitive evolution which recording in writing and now vocal/video/software has pushed along this exponential growth curve,… Continue
Added by Dyslexic's DOG on December 5, 2013 at 7:41pm —
Beck goes and makes a comparison between what appears to me to be an ill-cast Satan character in the History Channel series, "The Bible" and Barack Obama. Here's a side-by-side:
From Beck's perspective, this was just another opportunity — he doesn't really pass up any —… Continue
Added by Our Daily Train blog on March 23, 2013 at 3:12pm —
Photos from Da Vinci: Anatomist
"On the 6th of June 2012 - I travelled to London, Buckingham Palace, The Mall. To the Royal Galleries to see the newly opened "Da Vinci: Anatomist" exhibit. This was truly awesome, and luckily they let me take my camera inside.... It's taken me a while to… Continue
Added by Richard Healy on June 2, 2012 at 5:01pm —
The foibles of human cognition are found among the religious and the non-religious alike; among theists and nontheists. One such foible is "The Great Man Theory of History". I have written and illustrated a critique of this theory here on my blog. It is pertinent especially with the recent assassination of Osama bin Ladin.
My post reviews the scientific… Continue
Added by Sabio Lantz on May 7, 2011 at 5:11am —
Over the past few months the History channel has totally gone ape-shit crazy. [To use the technical term.] I am not sure of the reason or the source of the change but in the past couple of years about the time the name changed from “The History Channel” to History. Shows such as MonsterQuest, MysteryQuest, Ancient Aliens, Decoded, Ice Road Trucker, IRT: Deadliest Roads, Swamp People and many more of the psychobabble of programming that they have on the channel now that have nothing to do… Continue
Added by Thomas True on December 16, 2010 at 4:14pm —
Human memory is a fragile thing, subject to all sorts of biases that can
make it impossible to distinguish between real and false memories. When
I think back to the quality of the programming aired on the History
Channel several years ago, it seems like it was far superior to what
they are airing now. I'm not sure if this is an accurate memory or just
me viewing the past through rose-colored glasses. But have you seen some
of the crap they now show?… Continue
Added by Thomas True on November 11, 2010 at 11:56pm —
Cross-posted from my blog
This guy right here? He is the shit.
Nikola Tesla is my hero. When most people think about Mad Scientists, they are thinking of Tesla...only he actually existed, and was actually mad. Literally, there's evidence to support that he was obsessive-compulsive at least. He held conventions… Continue
Added by BacteriaWrangler on August 10, 2010 at 4:39pm —
I know that a lot of religious people think that most atheists are angry, but the truth is we know that this is our one and only life so most try to live it the best we can. Life is not a dress rehearsal for the big show. Atheists haven't caused as much harm as religious people by a long shot. No wars were ever started in the name of atheism, but they have in the name of god (any god). I have heard people say that Stalin and Hitler were atheists, but if you look at any of their writings,… Continue
Added by Natalie on January 13, 2010 at 9:00pm —
It has been eventful summer for me with three vacations so far. I'm hoping my traveling is over now. I love to go on vacation, but I am the type of person that starts yearning for my bed after four days away.
I am only going to cover the most recent vacation in this blog because it is the vacation that will interest the fine folks here on the Nexus. It started Thursday July 1 when I departed Arkansas for a family reunion in the Pennsylvania Dutch country.…
Added by John Q. Antichrist or Rosco on July 12, 2009 at 6:03pm —
Christianity has been more of a threat to society. Let the historical record speak for itself...
* As soon as Christianity became legal in the Roman Empire by imperial edict (315), more and more pagan temples were destroyed by Christian mob. Pagan priests were killed.
* Between 315 and 6th century thousands of pagan believers were slain.
* Examples of destroyed Temples: the Sanctuary of Aesculap in Aegaea, the Temple of Aphrodite in… Continue
Added by Dre Smith on January 7, 2009 at 3:04pm —
It's January 7th, 2009 and already were talking about Chrisitan Conservatives needing to re-energize their base. The argument is going to come this November that legalizing same sex marriage will violate the constitutional right of religious freedom to those whom are religious.
First of all it needs to be realized that "We The People" means justly that WE THE PEOPLE. It does not state "We the Religious People", or "We The Christians", or "We The Jews".
Some of the people… Continue
Added by Dre Smith on January 7, 2009 at 2:52pm —
I read that Senator Obama wants to establish Faith Based funding initiatives. It makes me nervous when I start hearing elected officials in the government start talking about issues of faith for a number of reasons. As an atheist I feel uneasy contemplating the fact that a recent Pew poll (7/18/08) indicates 92% of my fellow Americans believe in an invisible being who watches over them, providing them with personal attention and guidance. If that isn’t enough to worry about now I have to worry… Continue
Added by Terry Osburn-Sharff on July 23, 2008 at 5:38pm —