Ice Age Footprints found In New Mexico

Left: A section of the footprint trail showing the outward and return journeys, side by side. Center: The adult and child footprints visible together. Right: A print showing signs of the person slipping a little
Left: A section of the footprint trail showing the outward and return journeys, side by side. Center: The adult and child footprints visible together. Right: A print showing signs of the person slipping a little
M Bennett, Bournemouth University

You can learn a lot about someone by the way they walk – and apparently that even applies after 10,000 years. In New Mexico, researchers have discovered what they claim is the longest known set of fossilized human footprints, stretching over 1.5 km (0.9 mi) – and they tell an amazing story.

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Columbus Wasn’t Indigenous – Neither Were American Indians

by: Brent Smith

As another Columbus Day is upon us, we are reminded again why the loony left is so aptly named and why we describe them as “low information.”

We all know Columbus didn’t just innocently “sail the ocean blue in 1492.” We all know it should be: “Columbus came in with the tide, for the sole purpose of Genocide.”

We know Ferdinand and Isabella said: “So Chris – we hear you want to sail off and discover a new world or something.” And Columbus said: “Nah – I thought I’d go kill some Injuns.” “Great Idea – here’s some cash for the trip.”

And for this reason, leftists across the nation have been protesting the celebration of this murderer. Instead of Columbus Day, many cities and enclaves of higher learning have begun making the politically correct change to “Indigenous People’s Day, and
First Peoples Day.” A few years ago Seattle made the switch to “a holiday that will honor and celebrate the cultural contributions of Native Americans.” Hooray for Indigenous People! Boo for genocidal European illegal immigrant interlopers! read more

The Choice between Liberty and Despotism is Clear

by: Brent Smith

Although it is often overused by we on the right – I’m grateful to be an American. It sounds cheesy and jingoistic, but that doesn’t make it any less true, particularly when you study American history and what our forefathers had to go through to achieve it – that they weren’t just “privileged” white guys.

I wish I could travel back in time, not to change things, but to thank the founders for what they did – thank them for their foresight. Assure them that they did the right thing – that they didn’t sacrifice everything for nothing. That hundreds of years later at least some of us are still talking about it, still quoting them and trying to live their ideal.

I would assure them that all the crap they had to endure was not in vain – that they made a profound difference – and not just for us, but for the entire world. If it wasn’t for them, Earth would be even more awash in anarchy, despotism and dictatorships.

Our founders knew this all too well. They lived under a monarchy. The King and Parliament said – and you did. It was that simple. And they, England, could pretty much demand anything and the colonies were expected to comply. read more

Archaeologists Discover 11th Century Chromium Steel

A sample of crucible slag from an 11th century archaeological site in Iran, which was found to contain chromium
A sample of crucible slag from an 11th century archaeological site in Iran, which was found to contain chromium
Rahil Alipour, UCL

Chromium is a common addition to alloys to make materials like tool steel or stainless steel, and it’s long been thought to have been invented around the late 19th and early 20th centuries. But now, archaeologists have discovered that the ancient Persians were mixing chromium into their steel as far back as the 11th century – almost a thousand years earlier.

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Weapon Wednesday – Navy Destroyer Flies the Jolly Roger

200921 n vq841 1014 everett, wash sep 21, 2020 guided missile destroyer uss kidd ddg 100 pulls into its homeport of naval station everett nse uss kidd is returning following the ship’s deployment to the us 4th fleet area of operations us navy photo by mass communication specialist 3rd class ethan sotoreleased

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan Soto
  • The guided missile destroyer USS Kidd was recently spotted flying a Jolly Roger flag.
  • The flag is a nod to Rear Admiral Kidd’s nickname, “Cap,” itself a reference to the notorious Captain Kidd the pirate.
  • The Navy destroyer is adorned with the skull and crossbones of the Jolly Roger, from the flag to steel doors.

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Walter Williams Speaks of the Sloppy Language of the Left

by Walter E. Williams:

Language and Thought

Seventeenth-century poet and intellect John Milton predicted, “When language in common use in any country becomes irregular and depraved, it is followed by their ruin and degradation.” Gore Vidal, his 20th-century intellectual successor, elaborated saying: “As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate.” Sloppy language permits people to get away with speaking and doing all manner of destructive nonsense without being challenged. read more

120,000 Year Old Human Footprint Found

Some of the fossilized footprints discovered in Saudi Arabia
Some of the fossilized footprints discovered in Saudi Arabia
Palaeodeserts Project

Archeologists have discovered fossilized human footprints in Saudi Arabia that help fill in the story of the early migration of our species. Dating back 120,000 years, the tracks are the oldest evidence of the presence of modern humans on the Arabian Peninsula. read more

Not Exactly the Greatest Generation

From HotAir:

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults aged 18-39 don’t know how many Jews were killed in the Holocaust

But I wonder how much of this result is due to some special historical blind spot about the Holocaust and how much is due to the more basic fact that, ah, a lot of Americans are ignoramuses about history generally. read more

9/11 – Have You Forgotten

On September 11, 2001—a clear, sunny, late summer day—al Qaeda terrorists aboard three hijacked passenger planes carried out coordinated suicide attacks against the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., killing everyone on board the planes and nearly 3,000 people on the ground. A fourth plane crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, killing all on board, after passengers and crew attempted to wrest control from the hijackers. Below is a chronology of the events of 9/11 as they unfolded. All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Flight path map of the planes hijacked on the 9/11 attacks, September 11, 2001, from the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, 9/11 Commission

This map was created by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, more popularly known as the 9/11 Commission, depicting the movements of the four planes hijacked by terrorists on the morning of September 11, 2001, as well as the U.S. Air Force fighters that were scrambled to intercept them.

National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States/The National Archives

• 7:59 am – American Airlines Flight 11, a Boeing 767 with 92 people aboard, takes off from Boston’s Logan International Airport en route to Los Angeles. read more