Fully Harnessed Horse Found at Pompeii

Remains of a horse that was killed while wearing its harness during the 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius have been discovered by archaeologists.

The majestic animal was tall, well-groomed and had a saddle fitted with richly decorated bronze trimmings, experts have revealed.

The catastrophic eruption produced hundreds of tonnes of lava and toxic gas which killed and petrified the animal, as well as the other horses in the stable.

It was found in the grounds of a large villa in a Pompeii suburb which scientists say may have belonged to a high-ranking military official. read more

World War One Changed Everything

Major wars have a tendency to define, or redefine history. But Historian and author Andrew Roberts argues that there was no

There was Nothing Great About it!

more definitive than World War One. In the following Prager University video, Roberts explains, correctly in my opinion, that World War I forever changed the landscape around the world. It had as much of a negative impact as did the American Revolution had a positive – maybe more.

And it all began with the assassination of one man in 1914 – Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria,  presumptive heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife Sophie. They were murdered by a Serbian nationalist. read more

WND Exclusive – BEWARE THE 2019 STOCK MARKET

by Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

Without letting the stock market naturally correct, we’re setting ourselves up for another crash.

Very quickly, let’s define the difference in a mere stock market dip, a correction and a full-on crash.

Dips happen quite frequently. It’s like taking three steps forward and one step back, which still leaves you ahead and also provides good buying opportunities. Maybe the market advances 5, 6, 7 percent and then takes a two or three-point dip. No big deal. read more

Even Terrorists Celebrate Christmas

from Conservative Review:

Dear New York Times, here’s why Hezbollah is bad

The New York Times made waves on Christmas after the “paper of record” decided to publish a piece that trumpeted the supposed good deeds of the Iran-backed terrorist group Hezbollah.

In the piece “Christmas in Lebanon: ‘Jesus isn’t only for the Christians,’” Times reporters Vivian Yee and Hwaida Saad paint a sympathetic picture of the U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization.

Writing on Christmas in Lebanon, they report: “Even Hezbollah, the Shiite political movement and militia that the United States has branded a terrorist organization, has helped ring in the season.” read more

Now the Left Loves Military Leaders?

from the American Spectator:

Mad Dog Disease

Video Podcast – I Agree with the President

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

The government shutdown is upon us. Has anyone noticed? No? Of course no one has noticed. It’s the weekend heading into Christmas. But the government “closes” every weekend and holiday. Yet somehow, we’re supposed to fear the shutdown, because somehow it’s different than the government just closing.

Trump was right to announce that we’re pulling boots-on-the-ground out of Syria. On that, I agree. I didn’t agree with how he did it. I explain why in segment two.

In segment three, I give advice to Trump on how he should handle the shutdown by explaining, via his bully pulpit and on national TV, why the border wall is so vital. As if he needs my advice. read more

Puppy Unearths Woolly Mammoth Tooth

A puppy has dug up a 13,000 year-old woolly mammoth tooth in the back garden of his owner’s home.

Eight-month-old Labrador Scout found the ancient artefact while digging a hole in the yard in Whidbey Island, Washington.

Owner, Kirk Lacewell, said that he thought the pooch was carrying a rock or piece of wood.

Scout was carrying the item around the following day when Mr Lacewell noticed that it looked ‘odd’.

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How the Tide was Turned in Vietnam

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Sometimes we conservatives get sucked into the strangest dialogues. A few days ago was no different.Milwaukee Ald. Vel R. Phillips (second from left with

Speaking to a customer on the phone who was a Vietnam vet, our five minute conversation turned into 30 minutes or more. He told me of his time in country, and he, to this day, can’t understand how we lost.

Well, the memories rushed back to a conversation I had with my son several years ago concerning the same. And although I covered the same material, it was a very different feeling speaking to a boots-on-the-ground veteran than it was setting my son straight.

Here’s why most Americans believe our military was defeated in Vietnam.

When the left speaks of the war in Vietnam, what do they always point to? The big loss – the Tet Offensive – the surprise attack on January 31, 1968 that turned the tide of the war in favor of North Vietnam, who eventually won. At least that’s how the history books, written by academic leftists, recount it.

The ‘68 Tet Offensive is named for the Vietnamese new year of Tet. It is the date of the first new moon of the year. read more

Solid Metallic Hydrogen Finally Realized

Hydrogen has the simplest atomic structure of the elements, consisting of just a single proton and...
Hydrogen has the simplest atomic structure of the elements, consisting of just a single proton and electron(Credit: Harvard University)

Researchers at Harvard University say they’ve managed to create a potentially revolutionary material that has only been imagined in theory for the past several decades: solid metallic hydrogen. read more

When Was The Real First Thanksgiving? That Depends

On October 3, 1789, America’s first President under the 1787 Constitution, George Washington, issued a historic Thanksgiving George Washington's Thanksgiving ProclamationProclamation.  Congress had instructed him to “recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God.”  This he did.  Many consider this the nation’s first Thanksgiving Proclamation.  But was it?  Well, that depends.

There had been many previous days of a general giving of thanks in America’s history, some bearing little relation to our present holiday.  Many took place long before America was a country, under the reign of the monarchs of England.   read more