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History of FriendsNews.com

FYI for those researching insignificant corners of the web: Wayback Machine... read more

Saturnalia

via saturnalia-reason-for-season "At no time in the history of the early Christian church was it ever thou... read more

Good explanation of the "annexation" of Crimea

"In response to us-issues-new-russia-sanctions-over-profiting-on-Crimean-resort. Reprin... read more

Benjamin Franklin was called a traitor for informing the people about the actions of its gov't

Like Edward Snowden, Benjamin Franklin Was Called a Traitor For Informing the People About the Actions of its Government. "In 1773, Benjamin Franklin leaked confidential information by releasing letters written b... read more

The digital story of the nativity

This is the way how social media, web and mobile tell the story of the Nativity.Christmas story told through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, Wikipedia, Google Maps, GMail, Foursquare, Amazon... See ... read more

Ekaterina Dzhugashvili, Stalin's mother

And this, people, is why you shouldn't beat your child (any more than you have to) ... "She [Stalin's mother] once asked her son, 'Joseph, what exactly are you now?' He replied, 'do you remember the ... read more

History

"Natural Born" [in regard to presidential candidates] was clearly defined in "The Law of Nations" by Emerich de Vattel, published in 1758 and relied on heavil... read more

Something to ponder

Railroad tracks The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That's an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used? Because that's the way they built them in England, and Engl... read more

San Francisco in 1906

Things were a lot more freely-moving back then. And the kids seemed to be having fun. Reminds me of Russian traffic today, only they have slightly newer forms of transportation now. :) via ... read more

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