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William King Harvey, Assassinations at Large

Posted September 29th, 2014 at 07:42 AM by unclefred (American Miscellanea)

William King Harvey, born in Danville, Indiana in 1915 graduated from Indiana University Law School. Then, he opened a one-man law practice in Kentucky. In December, 1940, he joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Shortly thereafter, in 1940, he joined the FBI. Harvey was independent minded, a rogue, from early on.

During WWII, Harvey attempted to put together double-agent cases in New York against the Nazis, including a successful one in which William Sebold ran a secret shortwave...
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Igor Gouzenko, Forgotten spy

Posted September 28th, 2014 at 08:46 AM by unclefred (American Miscellanea)

Igor Gouzenko was a former cipher clerk in the Soviet Military Intelligence (GRU) in Moscow. Born in 1922, he joined the Russian Legation in Ottawa, Canada in 1943. This was only a cover as he was actually already a KGB intelligence officer.

While at the Soviet Embassy, the military attaché asked Gouzenko to decode one of his messages because he didn't feel like doing it himself. When Gouzenko decoded it he was surprised to see it was instructions for him to be sent back to the Soviet...
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Who were the kulacks?

Posted September 27th, 2014 at 05:09 PM by General Winter

These townspeople are always messing up!

So who are the kulaks?

This question has been worrying the Soviet leadership. For example, Kamenev in 1925 argued that the kulak is any household that has more than 10 dessiatines (old Russian land measure) of sowing. But 10 dessiatines in the Pskov region and Siberia are completely different areas. In addition, 10 dessiatines for a family of five and fifteen are also different.

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Ankara in the time of the Phrygians

Posted September 26th, 2014 at 12:48 PM by Midas
Updated September 26th, 2014 at 12:54 PM by Midas

Until few days ago, I was pretty certain that Ankara, the capital of Turkey, got its name from an anchor that the Phrygian king Midas found in the location he established the city. Well, άγκυρα seems to mean anchor, just like in Greek (a sibling language to Phrygian) and many other Indo-European languages.

Nevertheless, while reading a blog of a linguist that I follow, I saw him mentioning that Ankara was the Phrygian word for "canyon". I got...
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September 26. This Day in Science World History!

Posted September 26th, 2014 at 11:57 AM by negeroy
Updated September 26th, 2014 at 12:05 PM by negeroy

September 26. This Day in Science World History!

September 26. This Day in Science World History! - YouTube



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