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Irish War of Independence in Athlone/Westmeath, 1920-1921

Posted February 29th, 2016 at 06:11 AM by Ascendant (Éireann Ascendant: An Irish History Blog)
Updated February 29th, 2016 at 06:35 AM by Ascendant (Further detail)

Two articles on the Irish War of Independence in Co. Westmeath, from mid-1920 to early 1921, with the focus on the activities of the Athlone IRA Brigade.

A Clenched Fist Open: The Flying Column of the Athlone Brigade, 1920-1

The Athlone Brigade formed its own flying column in October 1920, partly upon orders to do so by GHQ and also to find a use for the increasing number of its members 'on the run.'

Despite some initial success, the column was plagued by...
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Water Fluoridation & facts

Posted February 10th, 2015 at 05:19 PM by Rob Banks

There are only two sides in this issue: the pros/pushers and the "antis"/nons.

The pros claim that they fluoridate water because of "[B](increased) incidence of (childrens) tooth decay[/B]". They claim that it is "safe, cheap, and effective". They claim that unfluoridated places have more toothdecay and fluoirdated have less. They claim that there is no evidences of it being harmful (they even claim people are living longer, and getting smarter), &/or...
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Charlie Hebdo - in memoriam

Posted January 7th, 2015 at 02:10 PM by deaf tuner
Updated March 10th, 2015 at 01:59 PM by deaf tuner

I think we should put names on the tragedy.

Stéphane Charbonnier "Charb"

Georges Wolinski

Bernard Verlhac "Tignous"

Jean Cabut "Cabu"

Bernard Maris

Michel Renaud

Moustapha Ourrad

Ahmed Merabet

Franck Brinsolaro

Philippe Lançon

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(edit: General Winter's
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The Historical Roots of Future Conflict

Posted August 3rd, 2012 at 06:54 PM by Gile na Gile

We may well ask whether World War III began on 9/11 and further inquire whether the cost of sustaining this war has led to the collapse of the international banking system and subsequent global recession. Let’s not get too hung up on definitions; the Seven Years War was not called a “World War” though it was global in reach and had all the necessary geo-political dimensions and the First World War was only referred to as such after the dust had settled. What we are looking for in adumbrating the...
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