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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 called traitor for informing people about actions of gov't


via Like Edward Snowden, Benjamin Franklin Was Called a Traitor For Informing the... read more

The digital story of the nativity


This is the Christmas story as told through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, Wikipedia, Google Maps, GMail, Foursquare, Amazon... ad infinitum. See YouT... 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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