History

Why visit St. Petersburg

There are many great countries in the world, but some are truly special. One of the least travelled destinations is St. Petersburg. Why should you travel to St. Petersburg?

Ferdinand Marcos - President of the Philippines, 1917-1989

A trained lawyer, Marcos was convicted of assassinating a political opponent of his father in 1939 and, from his condemned cell, argued his case up to the Philippine Surpreme Court, where he won an acquittal.

Re-Connecting Again: The Online Search for Classmates

As time goes by, there are certain questions that keep popping up. What ever happened to that girl I had a crush on?

National Identification Cards. What?s The Purpose?

There are many reasons why countries, small and large, are reviewing the needs for national identification cards. Many of the reasons have to do with immigration, border control and some are simply economic. When considering national identification cards for a country, it?s fairly simple to understand the perceived need to clearly identify someone?s nationality for reasons from employment to citizenship benefits. Even when reviewing who should receive medical or any other ser...

National Intelligence Estimate ? Al-qaeda Back Stronger Then Ever ? Who?s Kidding Who???

The Intelligence apparatus of the United States is required to publish what is referred to as the National Intelligence Estimate. It is a distillation of the major intelligence issues facing the United States as seen through the eyes of some 17 different intelligence organizations. One of the purposes of the National Intelligence Estimate is to CYA. If something bad were to happen, at the very least the bureaucracy could then point back and say, see, it was in the Estimate.

Argentina's Economy in a Nutshell

A brief history of Argentina's enigmatic economy, from the roots of wealth in the 19th century to the current recovery.

The New Hampshire Debate - Recap Of A Fear Mongering Feast

The scene of this terrible accident -- Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. [The third GOP presidential debate -- Tuesday, 5 2007].

Another Look at Indians (Native Americans, Amerindians)

Native Americans are often cast in the role of victims of White aggression and unbridled avarice-driven or gratuitous violence, especially in the territories known collectively today as the United States. But the first massacre was perpetrated by Indians in the British colony Jamestown, in Virginia in 1622. They slaughtered 347 white men, women and children on that occasion.

The Teapot Dome Scandal

With the exception of Watergate, there has never been a scandal more egregious and with wider implications than the Teapot Dome affair during the presidency of Warren G. Harding.

Political Promotional Products: An Effective Use Of Campaign Dollars

According to a recent article by Jim Kuhnhenn, presidential candidates are planning to spend more than ever before on advertising. For instance, Kuhnhenn says Barack Obama has spent more than ?$2.7 million in ad spending in Iowa alone, according to data compiled by other presidential campaigns.? He added that most of the candidates? advertising dollars will be spent on television and radio ads, especially in Iowa and New Hampshire. Perhaps these candidates and their campaign ...

Mayor Bloomberg Says, ?Shooting Unacceptable?

Several days ago, an unfortunate shooting took place in New York City. A team of five undercover police officers were sitting in a van outside a strip club doing surveillance. There was an additional officer outside on foot in radio contact with the van. A gentleman of African American descent was celebrating his wedding which was supposed to be the next day with two of his friends.

Mark Foley - Gay Congressman Resigns-The Real Deal

Florida Congressman Mark Foley has resigned from Congress amid charges and allegations that he had inappropriate e-mail contacts with a former teenage page in the House of Representatives. So what?s the real deal? What?s really going on? You can read the mainline press, and watch television, but you?ll never get to the real story that way. You have to ferret it out for yourself, and that?s what we have done. We have talked with the movers and the shakers, to learn what?s real...

Secrets Behind Old Glory Revealed Part 2

If you are an American and grew up attending school in the United States, you were taught the lesson of how Betsy Ross sewed together the first American flag in 1776. But how many recall exactly what the stripes, the stars and the colors represent?

Christian Living - Part 1: Is Voting Optional

You don?t hear a lot of talk about duty these days. It seems to have gone out of style. Out of consciousness, too. People don?t think much about duty anymore.

The Marius Reforms

The next major change in the army took place at the end of the 2nd century B.C. when Gaius Marius was elected Consul, placing him in command of the Roman army. Ceaseless attacks from the Germanic tribes forced large armies to be raised to defend Rome. However, just with Cannibal in the beginning, the legions suffered defeat after defeat, and the number of ?legal? men (men who owned land) to be recruited was dwindling. Most had already fought and died or else was still fightin...

Thoughts On Nuclear Power As A Source Of Emission Free Energy

For decades, the terms nuclear power have sent feelings of fear in those hearing them. We have all been influenced by the movies and reports on the devastating impact that nuclear power can have on our Nation. However, nuclear power can also be a positive thing for our Nation, offering as an alternate source of emission free energy. Used properly, nuclear reactions can be used to generate energy in the forms of heat and electricity.

The History Of Traditional Toys

Dolls houses are a worldwide phenomena with a whole industry set up to provide furniture, accessories and dolls as well as the houses themselves. But where do the origins of the dolls house lie?

New-Gate in New England: Hard Time Connecticut Style

Connecticut was once home to America?s biggest dungeon: the mine/prison known as New-Gate.

The Building of the Pentagon

The Pentagon was completed in 16 months. It was built on a swamp and on the area of the old Washington airport. Trucks hauled some 5.5 million cubic yards (4.2 million cubic meters) of junk and soil and dumped it in the marshes. The building's foundation rests on 41,492 concrete piles.

North Korea ? Yes, You Have Our Attention

North Korea has tested a low yield nuclear device with 4% of the destructive power of the bomb that the United States dropped on Hiroshima, Japan at the end of World War II.

A Brief Look At George Washington, The Politician

George Washington was the very first President of the United States of America. He was born on February 22, 1732 in a small County called Westmoreland, located in Virginia. Washington, whose father passed away when he was only 11, was home schooled and learned how to become an expert woodsman and mapmaker by himself.

Online Sports Betting

After the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2005 (H.R.4777) was amended with the Internet Gambling Prohibition and Enforcement Act (H.R.4411) passed to Senate on July 13, 2006 by the House, there as been too much speculation about online sports betting.

The Aung San Family in Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi is a much revered opposition leader in Myanmar (Burma) (born 1945). She has bravely resisted - and still does - the murderous military regime in her homeland and has won the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize.

Casino Broceliande: Decouvrez la legende de Merlin l'Enchanteur

A casino, vous associez s?rieux, sobri?t? et ambiance confin?e? Alors d?couvrez Casino Broceliande, le premier casino virtuel ? sortir de l?ordinaire.avec Merlin L?Enchanteur.

Clarity Crafted From Common Sense!

A massive show of political unity at home will affect troop morale, on both sides!

18 In ?08 Gets My Vote

On October 1, I had the privilege to come to Rutgers to see a screening of 18 in '08, a documentary produced by David Burstein, a Haverford College freshman. The documentary's purpose: to get out the youth (18 to 24 year-old) vote and tell politicians how to make it happen.