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The Oath Keepers come to Ferguson: Race, power and the not-so-secret history of white men with guns

<b>(Reuters/Jim Urquhart)</b><p>African-Americans are unlikely to see armed white men as heroes of liberty–behind this stunt lie deeper questions<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>August 11, 2015 11:00pm (UTC)<p>According to multiple media reports, a group of at least four or five heavily armed white men showed up on the streets of …

Mainstream Media

What to Do When You're Injured on a Bike Ride

I went for an after-work bike ride, alone, as I often do. I told my wife I was heading into Horse Gulch, the biggest trail network where I live in Durango, Colorado, and planned to ride for an hour or so. I headed out the door, dressed in shorts and short sleeves, carrying a phone, water bottle, …

Robert Conquest, the Man Who Unearthed the Big Soviet Lie

Robert Conquest, who died this week at 98, was right about Stalin and Pound, as well as just about every ideological evil of the 20th century.<p>Robert …

The indefensible Hiroshima revisionism that haunts America to this day

Seventy years ago this week we vaporized 250,000 civilians, and yet still view the bombings as an act of mercy<p>Christian Appy<p>August 5, 2015 9:45pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Here we are, 70 years after the nuclear obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and I'm wondering if …

World War II

How to retire with $1 million

The company was matching 50% of whatever part of my earnings I was willing to put into Knight Ridder's retirement savings program, up to 6% of my total pre-tax paycheck, with taxes coming out at retirement.<p>"There is no better investment in the world," he said. "You're being guaranteed a 50% return …

The story of the most important Cold War spy most people have never heard of

One of the most significant US intelligence operations in modern history took place in the heart of Soviet Moscow, during one of the most dangerous stretches of the Cold War.<p>From 1979 to 1985, a span that includes President Ronald Reagan's "evil empire" speech, the 1983 US-Soviet war scare, the …

Is this the end of the boarding pass?

Well in news that’s sure to have some travellers ecstatic — and others nostalgic — the end could soon be near for the travel essential.<p>At least …

The Surprising Secret to Successful Backpacking: Weight Training - REI Co-op Journal

When guiding trips in the mountains, I get clients of all shapes and sizes. One day I’ll be working with a professional snowboarder, the next with a …

Why Did NASA End The Space Shuttle Program?

At the time the space shuttle program ended, the three remaining shuttles had flown 25, 33, and 39 times respectively. They were designed for a …

Space Exploration

Athletics hit by fresh doping crisis as shock report claims 'at least one third' of distance running medal winners are using drugs

• <b>New TV documentary claims drug use is prevalent in distance running</b>• <b><br>Explosive claims based on blood values obtained from IAAF testing</b>• <b><br>Ten medals at</b> …

White God; Good Kill; Woman in Gold; Insurgent; La Jetée; Sans Soleil; Level Five; The Case of the Grinning Cat – review

Stray dogs go on the rampage in Kornél Mundruczó’s vicious twist on man-mutt relations, while Ethan Hawke is silent but deadly<p>There are films about dogs that are expressly for dog lovers, films about dogs designed to needle cynophobics, and then there’s <b>White God</b> (Metrodome, 15), a film about dogs …

Trump: Documentary The Donald Suppressed, Free at Last

A documentary that Donald Trump, the Republican frontrunner, killed 25 years ago with threats of litigation is now available for all to view on the …

Donald Trump

“There’s a competition for global jihad between these two groups, and ISIS is pulling ahead.”

The terror army took on the world’s superpower—and is still standing. No wonder they’re drawing fresh recruits from around the globe.<p>The philosopher …

Why a Novel on War With China Has the Pentagon Talking

History may have played out differently if world leaders had listened to the warnings of an author in 1914. Problems the world would soon face were …

War

7 Military Weapons China Copied From the United States

Through cyber attacks and other methods, the Chinese regime has successfully stolen large amounts of sensitive information, including military weapon …

15 Inspirational Quotes From Classics Movies

Nowadays, we tend to use a lot of quotes that inspire people all around the world. However, we somehow forget in which movie they appeared first and …