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The Guns of August

1 hour agoNews : Truthdig

What, if anything, have we learned from the disaster of World War I? Look no farther than Gaza, or Ferguson, Mo.

Solar Panel Energy in China Nearing World Domination

As journalists and even United States Senator Dianne Feinstein warn that World War 3 is on the horizon or even already started, China is making gains on the U.S. in at least one area removed from military power. The Asian powerhouse now has more solar panel energy capacity than the U.S. and is second only

Pastor’s “Spiritual Relationship” With Hermann Göring and Other Nazi Butchers Possibly Paved Their Path to Paradise

When the Allies jailed and tried many of the members of the Nazi high command after the end of World War II, Henry Gerecke (pictured) tended to the defendants' "spiritual needs."Gerecke was a Lutheran Church Missouri Synod pastor who worked to bring Hermann Göring, Albert Speer, and others not so much to justice, but to Jesus. Show More Summary

As War Reporters Die, So Dies War Reporting

by Dish Staff George Packer unpacks what the world lost in the murder of James Foley, and continues to lose as journalism in the Syria-Iraq war zone becomes ever more dangerous: Among the many reasons to mourn Foley’s death is the loss of his reporting, and of reporting in general, from Syria. News of the […]

Will We Ever Have a "Star Wars Moment" in Pop Culture Again?

3 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A "Star Wars Moment" is when a piece of pop culture manages to change storytelling all around the world, for at least a generation. Have we become too jaded to have a moment like this again? What do you think is a possible candidate for the next Star Wars Moment? Tell us! Read more...

World War I: The War of the Inventors

Many of the Great War’s technologies were conceived earlier, but the rigors of battle accelerated their development

America is terrible at public transportation

For the first time since World War II, Millennials drive less than previous generations. Just why this is happening is a matter of dispute, though probably the recession and changing living habits have a lot to do with it. (As a card-carrying...Show More Summary

Beating Our Enemies By Energy Independence

It doesn’t take an international studies scholar to realize that the chaos level in the world is surging upwards. Sectarian violence in Iraq is on the rise once again. Syria is still mired in a bloody civil war with no end in sight. Russia continues to inflame tensions in Ukraine, even after its annexation Crimea. [...]

Liveblogging World War II: August 27, 1944: S.S. Sturmbrigade R.O.N.A.

Wikipedia: >S.S. Sturmbrigade R.O.N.A. (also known as the Kaminski Brigade) was an anti-partisan formation composed of people from the so-called Lokot Autonomy territory in the Nazi Germany-occupied areas of Russia during World War II. Show More Summary

Stars flock to Venice as world's oldest film fest begins

11 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

The Venice film festival kicked off Wednesday with the arrival of international stars for a fortnight dominated by art house tales of war, poetry and the mafia. Tim Roth of "Reservoir Dogs" and "Pulp Fiction" fame could be seen relaxing...Show More Summary

Will Nike Continue Outperforming Rivals?

By Anup Singh: During the FIFA World Cup, sports equipment giants Nike (NYSE:NKE) and Adidas (OTCQX:ADDYY) were involved in a brand war. Adidas won the duel, as both finalists were kitted by the German company, while another rival, Under Armour (NYSE:UA), didn't make much of a dent as it sponsored just two players. Show More Summary

WWII Veteran Shoots Would-Be Robber Six Times

On August 23, an 89-year-old World War II veteran grabbed an armed robber's gun, then pulled out his own gun and wrestled with the suspect before shooting him six times. The veteran, Arthur M. Lewis, was working at his Lake Park, Florida, jewelry store around 3 p.m when Lennard Patrick Jervis allegedly entered the store with a revolver. Show More Summary

World View: Israel, Hamas Extend Gaza Truce 24 Hours to Negotiate Deal

This morning's key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Islamic 'halal' tourism surges in Turkey Israel and Hamas agree to 'long-term' truce in Gaza war Egypt denies militarily intervening in Libya Islamic 'halal' tourism surges in...Show More Summary

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1951 Bristol 401

12 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

After helping the Allies win World War II, the U.K.’s Bristol Aeroplane Company decided to branch out into the production of automobiles. Its first product, the 400 of 1947, was a sports car for the connoisseur, borrowing heavily from late 1930s BMWs, Bristol’s purchase of the rights to the designs having been approved by Britain’s […]

Captain Blackadder really did fight in World War I

BBC's Blackadder is one of the funniest historical TV comedies ever. The four series, which ran from 1983 to 1989, follow the conniving, cowardly Edmund Blackadder and his sidekick Baldrick through various epochs. The final series, Blackadder Goes Forth, is set in 1917. Show More Summary

Here are the key players fighting the war for Libya, all over again

13 hours agoNews : BlogPost

While much of the world's attention has been focused on crises further east, the situation in Libya in the past few weeks has dissolved into the worst chaos since the 2011 war that ousted Moammar Gaddafi. With reports that Egypt andShow More Summary

Walking wounded: The British economy in the aftermath of World War I

It is well-known that World War I was expensive for Britain.  The indirect economic costs were also huge.  This column argues that the adverse implications of the Great War for post-war unemployment and trade – together with the legacy...Show More Summary

It's Not Just Cloud Price Wars Driving Usage

The cloud storage price wars being waged by Google, Amazon, Microsoft have been getting a lot of press this summer. As the chart below from TechCrunch's Cloud Storage is Eating the World Alive shows, since March of this year the...

Japan PM sent prayer note to war criminal ceremony

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earlier this year sent a note to a temple ceremony honoring hundreds of World War II-era war criminals praising their contributions to the country, a top government spokesman said Wednesday.

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