Paddy Roy Bates, the de facto ruler of Sealand, has died at the age of 90. Born in 1921, he joined the British Army at the outbreak of World War II. After the war he had a chain of butcher shops and was an estate agent; in the mid-1960s, he was involved in pirate radio. In 1967, he took over Rough Towers (an abandoned British fort in the North Sea) and rechristened it the Principality of Sealand, declaring independence from the UK. Many adventures followed, including run-ins with the British government and terrorist attacks. Bates passed away after suffering from Alzheimer's for several years.Read more »
We define our historical eras, naturally, by things that we associate with them. We started making tools in the Bronze Age, the plague was in the Dark Ages, we strapped dogs and monkeys to rockets in the Space Age, and for a brief time in the '90s people wore shirts that changed color when they sweat.
But not everything is so cut and dried; sometimes things that you only thought existed in the black and white world were still around until just a few years ago. For instance ...
I came across this today. It is an old hand written note that was sent to "authorities" in 1931 during prohibition. The writer is ratting out her husband and his source for the possession and sale of bootleg whiskey.Read more »
When John Taylor Gatto resigned from his job, he did so on the Op-Ed page of the Wall Street Journal. At the time, he was NYC and New York State School Teacher of the Year.Read more »
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Historians on Tuesday criticized proposed revisions to the Texas social studies curriculum, saying that many of the changes are historically inaccurate and that they would affect textbooks and classrooms far beyond the state's borders. The changes, which were preliminarily approved last week by the Texas board of education and are expected to be given final approval in May, will reach deeply into Texas history classrooms, defining what textbooks must include and what teachers must cover.Read more »
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I just finished reading "Don't let Freedom Slip Away" by Kitty Werthmann. I easily found it with an internet search. I thought Independence Day was a great time to read this.Read more »
This article was originally published at OpEdNews.com on February 15, 2009
With Abraham Lincoln’s birthday just passed on February 12th the media was replete with praise for him. Unfortunately, this whitewashed view of him is misguided. Rather than being the honest and resolute knight in shining armor that he is made out to be, on closer inspection he turns out to be one of the worst politicians Illinois has produced.Read more »
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