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Man's earliest mammalian ancestors discovered in southern England

© University of Portsmouth
A reconstruction of the mammals by palaeo-artist Dr Mark Witton.
Fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset.

The two teeth are from small, rat-like creatures that lived 145 million years ago in the shadow of the dinosaurs. They are the earliest undisputed fossils of mammals belonging to the line that led to human beings.

They are also the ancestors to most mammals alive today, including creatures as diverse as the Blue Whale and the Pigmy Shrew. The findings are published today in the journal Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, in a paper by Dr Steve Sweetman, Research Fellow at the University of Portsmouth, and co-authors from the same university.

Red Flag

Remembering Russia's October Revolution: A blight on humanity to be condemned for all eternity

This October marks the centennial anniversary of the Bolshevik takeover of Russia and the establishment of Soviet-style Communism which tragically, for the Russian people, would last for some seventy interminable years. Not only did the Soviet regime liquidate and imprison millions, but its idiotic system of central planning impoverished the country, turning it into an economic basket case, the effects of which continue to this day.

Just as bad, the Bolsheviks murdered the last Czar, Nicholas II and his family, brutally ending nearly five hundred years of monarchial rule of Russia. Within a year of the demise of the Russian aristocracy, two other of Europe's venerable royal houses - Germany and Austria - met the same fate, all three casualties of their insane decision to participate in World War I. The end of the German Court and especially that of Austria came at the vengeful insistence of then President Woodrow Wilson, who brought the US into the conflict on the pledge to make the "world safe for democracy."

The triumph of the Bolsheviks and the downfall of the German and Austrian monarchies ushered in the Age of Democracy as other Western constitutional republics at the time and in each passing year began to resemble and adopt features of their supposed Communist foe. As the 20th century wore on, each Western nation state became more "democratic," increasing their welfare/warfare state apparatus, imposing more and more radical egalitarian social and economic measures, and adopting greater amounts of economic planning mostly through central banking. Not only did economic activity become increasingly effected by monetary policy, but the central banks were instrumental in the eradication of the gold standard throughout the Western world.

Comment: An antidote for all those Leftists who still think that - despite its flaws - the Soviet state was a good thing: Political Ponerology. Anti-communist propaganda may have been heavy-handed and politically motivated. But that doesn't change the fact that the Soviet system was at its core inhuman and plainly psychopathic.


Dig

Why Hadrian's Wall is succumbing to erosion after nearly 2,000 years

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Ugent repairs are being carried out to Hadrian's Wall which is starting to erod because of visitors
It was designed to keep out the barbarians but nearly two thousand years after Hadrian's Wall was erected, the structure is finally succumbing to foreign invasion.

So many visitors are flocking to the World Heritage Site that the path running alongside it is wearing away, leaving the foundations exposed to the elements and in danger of collapse.

The National Trust, which cares for six miles of the wall, claims the attraction has seen a boost in numbers sparked by the weak pound.

Yesterday the Trust flew in 35 tonnes of stone by helicopter to repair the 250ft section at Caw Gap, a picturesque dip in the undulating fortification which attracts tens of thousands of walkers every year.

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Declassified: CIA poisoned entire town with LSD in massive mind-control experiment

The CIA intentionally dosed a French village with LSD as part of a top-secret mind control experiment according to documents released under FOIA.

For decades, after a French village was struck by mass insanity and hallucinations in 1951, it was widely believed that a local bakery's flour had become contaminated by ergot, a poisonous fungus that occurs naturally on rye and causes hallucinations. However, a discovery by an investigative journalist doing research for a book about the incident uncovered damning evidence that the village's food was intentionally contaminated with LSD as part of a secret CIA mind control experiment.


On August 16, 1951, numerous locals were suddenly stricken with horrifying hallucinations of fire, dragons, and snakes, with dozens being committed to asylums and hundreds left with varying degrees of madness. The incident was known locally as the mystery of Le Pain Maudit (Cursed Bread).

Comment: CIA LSD experiment in 1951 drove whole French village mad


Document

JFK files: Dodgy FBI documents allege Martin Luther King Jr. 'had secret lovechild, attended orgies'


Martin Luther King Jr
The National Archives published more than 600 new records Friday relating to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy -- and some addressed civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. and his multiple alleged affairs.

The FBI document, titled "Martin Luther King, Jr. A Current Analysis" and dated March 12, 1968, compiled background information on King, including his influences, associates, alleged affairs and more. King was assassinated April 4, 1968.

"The course King chooses to follow at this critical time could have momentous impact on the future of race relations in the United States," the 20 page document's introduction reads. "And for that reason this paper has been prepared to give some insight into the nature of the man himself as well as the nature of his views, goals, objectives, tactics and the reasons therefor."


Comment: If it was so clear that Martin Luther King Jr. was corruptible, and possibly the ideal target for blackmail so beloved by the deepstate, one wonders why the establishment found him to be such a threat to the status quo?:


Comment: Notice that the so-called sources of this defamatory information are "anonymous" and that the information itself is hearsay. Sounds an awful lot like the cooked up Russian dodgy dossier against Trump. If the CIA/FBI can't find any dirt on a person, they will just make it up.

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Info

The history of astronomy

© The British Library
The History of Astronomy provides some of the best supporting evidence for the 700 Phantom Years of History theory proposed by Gunnar Heinsohn.

In 1898 Arthur Berry noted the 900-year near-stagnation in Astronomy during the Middle Ages.
Recommended by the Encyclopaedia Britannica as a standard work, Berry's "History of Astronomy" has the unusual distinction of more than fifty years of continuing popularity.

Used by college students in both England and America, it has also provided laymen in both countries with an accurate and easily understandable account of the great achievements of Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton, and the 19th-century astronomers of France, Germany, England and America.

A study not so much of men as of their work, it makes a stirring record of our advances in knowledge of the universe accessible to all.

The author devotes his first three chapters to pre-Copernican astronomy, covering primitive views, the speculations of the Greek astronomers from Thales and Pythagoras to Hipparchus and Ptolemy, and the 900-year near-stagnation of the Middle Ages.

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Short History of Astronomy - Arthur J. Berry - Dover Publications - 1961

Star of David

The Balfour centenary is also the centenary of the rise of the Zionist lobby


Chaim Weizmann
On the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, many voices tell us of the damage this colonial document did to the Palestinian people, and the obligation on Britain and its imperial successor, the United States, to support Palestinian rights at last.

As someone keenly interested in Jewish history, I have a different angle on Balfour: the declaration marked the arrival of the Zionist lobby in international affairs. That amorphous coalition that is called the Israel lobby or the Jewish lobby announced its presence with the Balfour promise of 1917. It is the one element of the Balfour history that will not be anatomized in the press these days, because it so touches on a delicate issue, "Jewish influence," which is widely thought to be an anti-Semitic idea. But no history of Balfour is complete without understanding Zionist agency in producing the colonial entitlement. And no effort to rectify Balfour will be possible without reckoning with the role of the lobby in our policy-making to this day.

The why's and wherefore's of the Balfour Declaration were extremely complicated. Britain was still a colonial power, and had colonial interests in the Middle East. And it was also a combatant in the Great War as one of the Allied Powers (France and Russia) against the Central Powers (Germany, Austria and the Ottoman Empire).

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First indigenous map of the US

© Native American Pride
Aaron Carapella, a Cherokee Indian, has taken it upon himself to create a map that shows the Tribal nations of the U.S. prior to European contact. The map is of the contiguous United States and displays the original native tribal names of roughly 595 tribes, and of that, 150 tribes are without descendants. Without descendants means that there is no one known to be alive from that tribe and are believed to be extinct.

Aaron Carapella, a self-taught mapmaker in Warner, Okla., has designed a map of Native American tribes showing their locations before first contact with Europeans.

Aaron's journey to making the Native American Nations map began 14 years ago. At the age of 19, Aaron had already gained a great deal of knowledge from listening to stories from his family, elders from his tribe, and reading books on Native American history. To explain where his knowledge came from Aaron said, "My Grandparents would tell me, you're part Native American and that's part of your history. They would give me books to read about different tribes' histories, so, I grew up with a curiosity of always wanting to learn more about Native American history."

After reading the many books on Native tribes and not finding any authentic type maps which failed to accurately represent the hundreds of modern day and historical tribes, Aaron decided to start creating a map for himself that would be authentic and cultural. "The maps in the books were kind of cheesy, they only had maybe 50 to 100 tribes on them," said Aaron.

Red Flag

'The Russian Revolution in Colour' - How the Bolsheviks subverted the 1917 Russian revolution (Documentary)

This is a 2-part documentary on the Russian Revolution, first aired on the UK's Channel 5 in 2005. The first part centers around the mutiny of the Kronstadt sailors, which helped ignite the February 1917 revolution. Once Bolsheviks like Lenin and Trotsky entered the fray, the anti-war movement for democratic change took on a completely direction and flavor, so that the October 1917 revolution - 'The Bolshevik Revolution' - saw Russia's continued participation in the First World War, the devastation of once-prosperous Russia in the Russian Civil War, then the creation of the totalitarian Soviet Union.


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Lenin's proclamation of the 1917 October Revolution to be shown in UK for 1st time

© Sputnik
Red Guards of Putilovsky factory with the armoured car "Lieutenant Shmidt" taken from cadets at night on October 23, 1917. Petrograd
An artefact marking a turning point in Russian history - the proclamation of the 1917 October Revolution by Vladimir Lenin - will be shown for the first time in the UK, the Independent reports. The event marks the uprising's 100th anniversary.

The poster, proclaiming the overthrow of the provisional Russian government, was put up on walls in Petrograd (Saint Petersburg) on November 7, 1917 (October 25 in the old Russian calendar). It was written by Lenin and published in the name of Petrograd Revolution Committee.

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