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Attack of History

Posted April 18th, 2017 at 11:53 AM by truehistoryjunkie

Maybe I truth is in the eye of the beholder or maybe there is not such thing as truth.

Over the last ten years, I have spent time reading and traveling; trying to put pieces of history together; to make since, but I still have so many questions.

Everywhere I look the story is put together to fit the writer. How do I know whats true and whats not? How do I use information to gain more information if the truth is not available to the masses?

It frustrates...
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The Grim Struggle With Popularity

Posted April 15th, 2017 at 02:25 AM by caldrail

Some of my work colleagues are not too impressed with me right now. Pfah. As if I care. The reason is that one of the youngsters is having his birthday celebration today and I have no intention of turning up. Truth is he's always kept me at arms length as it were, and never really conversed with me. No problem, but his big party is therefore of no importance to me whatsoever. Another colleague attempted to persuade me to turn up during the queue for the end of day attendance scan - I told him I...
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Salkantay Trail to Macchu Picchu

Posted April 13th, 2017 at 12:20 PM by Gile na Gile

Just a few pics from a recent trip to Peru ...



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Local weavers working Alpaca wool into some truly magnificent creations. One was using what looked like a small bone to balance the cloth. When asked what it was exactly she said it was the "bone of a tourist" who refused to buy...
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Visit my youtube channel!

Posted April 12th, 2017 at 05:56 AM by ibejared

I just began a Youtube channel where I post political, historical, scientific, and entertainment videos. Most are factual and some are opinionated videos about various subjects. It's called "one star five stripes." You should be able to find it if you type that in youtube, or got o this link;

I only have one subscriber but I hope to change this shortly
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Bloody April 1917

Posted April 7th, 2017 at 03:34 AM by Triceratops

The 9th April 1917, marked the beginning of the Battle of Arras, the BEF's Spring Offensive of 1917, launched to coincide with France's Nivelle Offensive.

To support the ground attack, the Royal Flying Corps deployed 365 aircraft, about two-thirds artillery spotters, photo-reconnaissance planes and tactical bombers, while the remainder were fighters, tasked with protecting them during their missions.
Here, however, was a problem, for the RFC aircraft were by and large outclassed...
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