Thought for the day

"Truth above all, though the heavens may fall!" -- Michael Rivero
"The Chinese are universally conceded to be excellent people, honest, honorable, industrious, trustworthy, kind-hearted, and all that--leave them alone, they are plenty good enough just as they are; and besides, almost every convert runs a risk of catching our civilization. We ought to be careful. We ought to think twice before we encourage a risk like that; for, once civilized, China can never be uncivilized again. We have not been thinking of that." -- Mark Twain


Posted on: Aug 17 12:49

An FBI informant in the kidnapping case of Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer has exposed some bombastic claims about the agency’s actions on Jan. 6, 2021,  that fateful day at the US Capitol in DC when gigantic crowds of supporters from all over the country tried to show their support of President Donald J. Trump and their concerns over a bizarre election, the month before.


Posted on: Aug 17 12:42

Robert Kiyosaki and Raoul Pal warn of an ugly pending market crash and economic collapse in 2022. And how things will eventually turn out based on trends from the past. The Video will educate you on the history of economic up and downturns and how those same trends could help you better understand the current economic collapse. This will help you better understand today’s macroeconomic environment and trends. Robert T. Kiyosaki is an American businessman, investor, and best-selling author. One of his most popular books is “Rich Dad Poor Dad” and it’s a great educational tool on the way to financial freedom. Kiyosaki is well known for revealing the truth about money and finances that they don’t teach in any school. Share this video with a friend if you find it useful! Consider subscribing to the channel for videos

Posted on: Aug 17 12:37

The raid on the Trump family home at Mar-a-Lago in Florida has made news not just for the raid itself, but also for what is being uncovered as transparency about the search and its questionable protocols unfold.

Eric Trump shared with Sean Hannity on Fox News about the raid and the aftermath, as the American public responds to the FBI tactics.


Posted on: Aug 17 12:29

A Gab user from Pennsylvania was arrested last week for allegedly making generalized threats against the FBI.

[...] It's no coincidence the feds chose to charge a guy from Pennsylvania. This was almost certainly done to influence the election in Pennsylvania where Josh Shapiro (D) may lose to Doug Mastriano (R). Shapiro's campaign is running ads highlighting Mastriano's ties to Gab and Attorney General Merrick Garland is stepping in to run some "ads" of his own to boost Shapiro's propaganda offensive.

Posted on: Aug 17 11:19

Popular social media account Libs of TikTok shared a video on Tuesday of a father who says his 3-year-old son’s doctor asked the child if he was a boy or a girl during a routine checkup.


Posted on: Aug 17 10:31

What is the number of deaths, worldwide, from Covid injections? By doing a rough calculation Steve Kirsch arrives at a ballpark figure of 12 million.

To give the number some context, that is 40x the number of Americans who were killed in World War II (“WWII”). It’s more than double the number killed by Covid, Kirsch wrote.


Posted on: Aug 17 10:24

Dr. Naomi Wolf joined Steve Bannon on The War Room to reveal findings from Pfizer documents, which were forced to be released by a court, showing that over 40% of women who became pregnant during the vaccine clinical trials had miscarriages. 


Posted on: Aug 17 10:22

Imagine this: you’re asleep on a plane, head cricked back in an uncomfortable position on the headrest that you hope means it won’t accidentally droop too close to the head of the passenger next to you, stuck somewhere in the space between just barely awake and sleeping the light sleep of someone who’s tired but a bit dehydrated from the stale, dry air of the plane and more than a bit uncomfortable. Then, all of the sudden, you’re awoken with a start by some half-naked woman screaming the shout of many a suicide bomber or other Islamic terrorist, “Allahu Akbar!”


Posted on: Aug 17 10:18

Donald Trump and his son, Donald Trump Jr., responded on TruthSocial to the carpetbagger Liz Cheney defeat in a state that holds the Cheney name in high regard.


Posted on: Aug 17 10:16

The Washington Post had some of the funniest reactions to Liz Cheney's completely one-sided, historic loss in the Wyoming primary on Tuesday.

Posted on: Aug 17 07:00

Liz Cheney lost her reelection bid in a landslide on Tuesday despite raising millions of dollars from wealthy and powerful donors.

Posted on: Aug 17 02:33

In a joint intelligence brief obtained by Project Veritas, it revealed that the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation have begun to paint conservatives that have taken issue with the FBI raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago as “domestic violent extremists,” warning of future violence from the group.


Posted on: Aug 16 23:55

The story behind the famous photograph of two Armenian women with their rifles is complex and still mysterious. This photo was taken in 1895 during the genocide of the Hamidis, where thousands of Armenians from the Ottoman Empire were massacred.


The woman on the left has been identified as Eghispet Sultania, the other woman is yet to be identified. It is not confirmed whether they were real fighters or just posing for photos.


In fact, on the back of the original image is a note that reads "Souvenir". Both women survived and eventually went to America. Unfortunately, there is no other information about them.


The rifles the women are carrying are not matched by any mass-produced rifle, there is no swelling for the chamber area, no definition of the bolt and cocking piece, the bases of the rear sight are lower than the handguards. There are no other places of interest.


The revolver also looks counterfeit, the proportions, especially the trigger guard, is off. It's more likely that these were made to show off in a photo booth.

Posted on: Aug 16 21:17

In 2005 Oxford University Press published Donald Bloxham's The Great Game of Genocide. Imperialism, Nationalism, and the Destruction of the Ottoman Armenians.


The book consisted of nine photographs printed on glossy paper. Eight photos were credited. is not one. It shows a man wearing a tie and a buttonless jacket standing in front of a circle of children and a clear adult holding something in his hand. The caption read: "A Turkish officer taunting starving Armenians with bread".


A cursory glance is enough to show that there is something wrong with the picture. One side of the man's jacket is darker than the other. A torn line clearly runs between the two halves. The wall in the background suddenly disappears into a blank white space behind the man standing.


A child lying on the ground is raising a weak hand. If it is extended to the full length it will fall below his knees. His barely visible second hand and wrist seem quite thick by comparison.


The little boy sitting to the right of the man standing appears to be holding something in his hand but it is impossible to tell what it may have been.


Suspicious, the picture was taken to a photographic analyst. It took ten minutes to conclude that it was not a 'photograph', but a photographic soup, composed of fragments and fragments taken from other photographs.


The analyst concluded that the man's right hand does not belong to the body. It came from somewhere else. His right leg seems to have completely disappeared.

Posted on: Aug 16 21:12

The picture is of Alice Seeley Harris, the man's name is Nasla. Here is a part of his account (from the book "Don't Call Me Lady: The Journey of Lady Alice Seeley Harris"): he had not made up his rubber quota for that day, so the Belgian-appointed overseer had his daughter beheaded. . hands and feet. His name was Baoli. She was five years old. Then they killed him. But they were not finished. Then they also killed his wife.


And because he didn't seem ferocious enough, strong enough to stand his ground, they cannibalized both Bidli and her mother. And he presented Nasla with tokens, what was left of the once living body of his beloved child whom he loved dearly. His life was destroyed.


They partly destroyed him anyway by forcing his servitude but this act ended it for him. All this filth happened because a man, a man who lived thousands of miles across the ocean, a man who could not be rich enough, had decided that this land belonged to him and that these people would serve their greed.

Posted on: Aug 16 21:08

From January 1918 to December 1920, a deadly influenza outbreak infected 500 million people worldwide. It is estimated that 50 to 100 million people died from the virus, in other words, up to 5% of the planet's population. It killed more people than any other disease in recorded history, more than the total number of deaths in WWI.


The Spanish flu strain killed its victims in a way never seen before. The United States is full of stories of people getting sick and dying on the way to work.


The symptoms were gruesome: Victims would have a fever and have trouble breathing. The lack of oxygen meant that their faces appeared to be painted blue.


The hemorrhage filled the lungs with blood and caused catastrophic vomiting and nose bleeds, with victims drowning in their own fluids. Unlike so many types of influenza before it, the Spanish flu strikes not only the very young and the very old, but also healthy adults between the ages of 20 and 40.


The major factor in the spread of the virus, of course, was the then international conflict which was in its final stages. Epidemiologists still dispute the exact origin of the virus, but there is some consensus that it was the result of a genetic mutation that probably occurred in China.

Posted on: Aug 16 21:00

In the early 20th century, polio was one of the most dreaded diseases in industrialized countries, crippling hundreds of thousands of children each year.


A highly contagious disease, polio attacks the nervous system and can cause paralysis, disability, and even death. Symptoms -- pain and weakness, fatigue and muscle loss -- can occur at any time 15 to 50 years after the initial illness.



In 1952, more than 21,000 Americans contracted a paralytic form of polio, and 3,000 died from it. Once infected, there was no cure other than taking care of the symptoms and symptoms.


No device is more linked to polio than a tank respirator, known as the iron lung. Before its invention, children with polio often died. Physicians treating people in the acute, early stages of polio noticed that many patients were unable to breathe when the action of the virus paralyzed muscle groups in the chest.


The first iron lung used to treat polio victims was invented by Philip Drinker, Louis Agassiz Shaw, and James Wilson at Harvard, and tested on October 12, 1928, at the Children's Hospital in Boston.


The original drinker iron lunge was powered by an electric motor attached to two vacuum cleaners and worked by varying the pressure inside the machine.

Posted on: Aug 16 20:54

In the broad spectrum of medical history, the relationship between doctors and patients has changed significantly in recent decades. For a long time, health was the authority of physicians.


Patients relied on the education and expertise of their doctors and, for the most part, followed their advice. When health concerns about cigarettes began to gain public attention, tobacco companies took retroactive action.


From the 1930s to the 1950s, the most powerful advertising phrase—"doctors' advice"—was associated with the world's deadliest consumer product. Cigarettes were not seen as dangerous then, but they still made smokers cough.


To allay fears, tobacco brands hired throat "doctors" (that is, models wearing white coats) to explain that dust, germs or a lack of menthol were to blame, not the cigs themselves. To. Tobacco companies capitalize on the public's trust in physicians to address concerns about the dangers of smoking.


During the 1920s, Lucky Strike was the leading brand of cigarettes. Created by the American Tobacco Company, this brand was the first to use the image of a doctor in its advertisements. "20,679 physicians say 'the lucky ones are less bothered,'" its advertisements declared.


The advertising firm promoting Lucky Strikes sent free cartons of cigarettes to doctors asking them if Lucky Strikes was less irritating than a 'sensitive and tender' throat. The company claimed that its toasting process made its cigarettes a greasy smoke.

Posted on: Aug 16 20:47

Advertising has become an integral part of our socio-economic life and has been carefully crafted to speak to the hearts and minds of consumers. It taps into our psyche, hopes, dreams, goals, and fears.


In this article, we will turn the pages of history and look at some of the offensive or false print advertisements of brands that tried to sell their products by promoting male stereotypes, sexism and creating a sense of insecurity among women .


Vintage ads are a reflection of the past, reflecting the values ​​of that time period. Early print ads were a lot more explicit, some of them so downright offensive that it's hard to believe they actually went live. Imagine what would be the reaction if any of these ads were put up today?

Posted on: Aug 16 20:41

From the 1950s to the 1970s, sugar was marketed as a healthy substance that would help curb hunger and boost energy.


A "pro-sugar" ad that appeared in the August 1964 issue of Time gave a "note to moms," explaining that drinks without sugar would not provide children with the energy they needed through the day's activities.


This form of advertising began in the 1950s when health researchers were spreading news that sugar was linked to weight gain. As a reaction to this "negative" news, the sugar industry increased its advertising budget.



In 1955, the Sugar Association also won an award for "Advertising in the Public Interest". Diet soda became popular in the mid-1960s, and the sugar industry opposed advertisements for diet drinks, stating that the beverage would not help customers lose weight, as the synthetic sugar "full sugar" methods. was not active and satisfied.


The pro-sugar ad campaign was based, in large part, on a health concept called "appestat," which was defined by a nutritionist in New York City for the book Weight Loss in 1952.


The concept explained that a "person's appetite-regulating mechanism" can leave him unsatisfied after a meal, making the person more likely to overeat. Sugar was believed to be able to "turn off" hunger while providing the body with energy.

Posted on: Aug 16 20:34

Television was introduced to Americans in 1939 and gained a foothold after World War II. In the 1950s, a boom in TV set sales and programming made TV America a preferred source of entertainment.


In 1950, only 20 percent of American homes had a TV set. Ten years later, nearly 90 percent of homes had a TV—and some even had color TVs.


To meet this growing demand, the number of TV stations, channels and programs increased. The 1950s was truly the golden age of television.



To attract buyers, manufacturers and advertising agencies created many interesting advertisements that tried to persuade people to buy TV sets. Some of these great TV commercials are collected in this article.

Posted on: Aug 16 20:27

Although there were drive-ins only in the 1910s, the first patented drive-in was opened in New Jersey on June 6, 1933, by Richard Hollingshead. It offered space for 400 vehicles. He built it as a solution for those unable to comfortably fit in small movie theater seats after building a mini drive-in for his mother. Appealing to families, Hollingshead advertises its drive-in as a place where "the whole family is welcome, no matter how noisy the kids are."


The success of Hollingshead's drive-ins led to more and more drive-ins appearing in every state of the country and spreading internationally. Drive-ins gained immense popularity with the Baby Boomer generation 20 years later during the 1950s and 60s.


There were over 4,000 drive-ins across the US and most were located in rural areas. They maintained popularity as both an affordable date night option for families to spend time with each other.


The drive-ins were not without challenges: the sound broadcast from the screen reached the audience with an annoying time delay, which was out of sync with what was happening in the film.

Posted on: Aug 16 20:17