"'Congress shall make no law respecting an institution of religion.' -- The First Amendment to the Constitution

A Nativity scene (or a Menorah for that matter) is not a law, it is a decoration. And on that basis, even though I myself am an atheist, I do not have a problem with Nativity scenes on government property, other than they are a reminder that those are the people we are bombing to steal their oil.

I do draw the line at the Ten Commandments being on display on government buildings with its prohibitions against lying, theft, and killing, as that hostile work environment!" -- Michael Rivero

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The animal kingdom is a vast and diverse group of creatures, many of which we will never get a chance to see up close. Thankfully, we have plenty of photos of the world's strangest animals…

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One-time outlaw Francisco "Pancho" Villa became one of the most famous generals of the Mexican Revolution and earned a reputation as a champion of the underprivileged.
 

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Step into a captivating journey through the annals of history, where we explore the most unique and surprising stories left behind by time.

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In the post-World War II era, the automotive industry was a center of innovation and opportunity.

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Take off your shoes and step back to an era when resilience was forged in the furnace of hardship and character was defined by unwavering values.

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In today's world, we are well aware of the dangers of radium and the deadly dangers of radiation. But there was a time when radium was revered as a wonder substance that was believed to have…

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In June 1867, James Glaisher, an English astronomer and meteorologist, and an avid balloonist, was floating over Paris in a balloon when he entered an area of dense cloud:

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In the 19th century, access to medicine was like opening Pandora's Box – it brought both blessings and strange, sometimes dangerous, tricks. Some "cures" were harmless frauds, but many others were…
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 Until about a century ago, in the Western world, you couldn't tell whether a small child was a girl or a boy by her clothing.

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Testing Firepower: A Woman's Accuracy in Aberdeen, 1942 Amid the shadow of World War II, humanity faces its greatest test yet.
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Forget what you learned in history books. Often they tell only one side of a nuanced story. The rare finds collected here show an aspect of history that we rarely get to see.
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You've heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but pictures like the ones in the collection here have a lot of stories to tell.
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 The rugged terrain of North Caucasus, nestled within the Russian Federation, is filled with ancient towers that stand as silent sentinels to an architectural tradition begun by the…

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In 1966, a small Welsh village is forever changed by a devastating event that shocks the nation. The Aberfan disaster, caused by the collapse of a colliery spoil tip, tragically resulted in the loss…
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Take a trip back in time to the 1970s with a look at the colorful and dynamic world of television.
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The 1970s, a period of great change in America, holds a treasure trove of forgotten events that, for some, have been forgotten. From trending toys to daring stunts, these events serve as symbols of…
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 In February 1869, two British prospectors, John Deason and Richard Oates, were digging for gold in central Victoria, Australia, when their ax struck something hard very close to the…

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 Step into a Technicolor time machine and travel back to the '60s, where television screens were alive with groovy characters and far-fetched storylines.

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Inventing has been a human practice from ancient civilizations to the modern era. While many things have become essential parts of everyday life and beyond, some inventions were too bizarre to make…
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We all know well that the Great Lakes are littered with shipwrecks; It's just a matter of finding them.
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Located in northeastern France, Alsace is a region filled with a rich and complex history, often serving as a cultural crossroads between France and Germany. This unique status is reflected in its…
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This unique photo collection includes a stunning array of vintage cameras, some of which were ingeniously hidden in everyday objects.
 

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As the United States expanded westward in the early 1800s, the trade in American bison fur, skin, and meat began to flourish across the Great Plains. By the 1860s, these iconic animals had roamed…
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The beginning of the 19th century was marked by the consequences of the French Revolution and the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte. This period saw a departure from the elaborate styles of the late 18th…
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This incredible facial hair not only won people's hearts but also secured his place in history as he held the record for the longest beard ever grown in France.

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Join us as we embark on a journey through the world of amazing weather phenomena. From the awe-inspiring dance of the Northern Lights to the dramatic wrath of tornadoes, the wonders of nature never…
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There is a creature hidden in the heart of the Gobi Desert which is as mysterious as it is scary, which the locals know as the Mongolian Death Worm.
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Welcome to the mysterious realm of the Bohemian Grove, where ancient redwoods tell tales of mysteries, myths, and conspiracy theories. Nestled amidst the tranquil forests of California, this secluded…
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Welcome to the fascinating world of the Amish community, where traditions and beliefs that have been passed down for centuries often surprise, confuse, and sometimes even shock outsiders.…

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 Step into the musical time machine and embark on a whimsical adventure through the fantastical world of one-hit wonders of the 1960s and 1970s.

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 English inventor Sir Henry Bessemer, famous for his groundbreaking steelmaking process, which still bears his name, once lamented, "Few men suffer more seriously from seasickness than…

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More than a century ago, in the middle of bustling Hollywood Boulevard, a man with a dream and a passion for shoes opened a small, unassuming shop. Salvatore Ferragamo's journey began here, but his…
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 Few things are as gratifying as a trip down memory lane – and it's even better when you find something you hadn't noticed before. Because as Ferris Bueller said – life moves too fast…

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There are over 100 million buildings in the world, a number that is absolutely staggering when you try to wrap your head around it.
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Embark on a journey into the lesser-known areas of cinema, where hidden treasures await discovery. The vast archives of great filmmakers contain forgotten masterpieces that deserve a revisit.
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Killer blobs have been a fear for people for decades, with one becoming the terrifying threat of the 1958 film, The Blob. In such a situation, when a black spot mysteriously appeared on the streets…
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No universal history leads from savagery to humanitarianism, but there is one leading from the slingshot to the atomic bomb. —Theodor Adorno

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed tirelessly to be acting in the name of the Jewish victims of the Nazi Holocaust with Israel’s military campaign in Gaza. In truth, the actions of his regime and military these past few months has placed them much closer to the guards than the inmates at Hitler’s death camps during this dark period in human affairs.

In other words, and put more simply, when your response to genocide is more genocide, you become precisely that which you claim to be against. This is precisely where we are now after five months of the IDF’s murderous and wholly indiscriminate military campaign against the people of Gaza.

Throughout, and to its eternal shame, the West along with Arab governments in the region have stood by and offered nothing in the way of serious and meaningful intervention. Supine and tepid calls for humanitarian pauses, temporary cessations, ceasefires, the provision of humanitarian aid, all have dropped and evaporated like snowflakes on the ground, such has been their impotence.

100,000 Now Killed or Injured in Gaza as IDF Continue Massacre of Civilian Population

The result is 13,000 Palestinian children being thus far sent to their deaths under the missiles and bombs of a 21st century military machine in the hands of a government comprised of men with 14th century minds.

Netanyahu and his supporters will not be happy until the history, culture and entire existence of the Palestinians are relegated to the museum. This is both evident and implicit in the mad slaughter they have and are currently engaged in.

A twisted conception of the world as being fashioned on the basis of might is right and racial hierarchy has throughout human history produced monsters. And in this respect, Benjamin Netanyahu is merely the latest in a long line. In this respect, too, he has inflicted a moral injury of every one of us still in possession of a beating hard and a conscience, not to mention consciousness.

In Washington there currently resides not the leader of the free world, but a man engaged in an exercise of trying to cover his own arse. Biden’s cognitive decrepitude is only matched by his moral turpitude; his lack of scruples only matched by his surplus of hypocrisy.