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Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem | Christianity

<i>The Crusades: An Arab Perspective is a four-part documentary series telling the dramatic story of the crusades seen through Arab eyes, from the seizing of Jerusalem under Pope Urban II in 1099, to its recapture by Salah Ed-Din (also known as Saladin), Richard the Lionheart's efforts to regain the</i> …

The Life and Death of Wasil, the Taliban-Hunting Child Warrior

When his father was murdered, Wasil Ahmad vowed revenge. He was barely old enough to hoist a rifle, but still he trained to fight the Taliban. Finally, when the insurgents returned, Wasil found his chance. What he did next made him a legend. And then it made him a target.<p>All wars breed heroes, but …

The Forest Guardians Who Beat Back Mexico's Cartels

Mexico’s drug lords aren’t satisfied with gang wars and narcotics trafficking. Their corruption runs deep in rural life. But some folks fight …

7 Gadgets That Should Be in Your Emergency Kit

Relatively speaking, the last few years have been tame on the hurricane front. But according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration …

The 20 Most Important Battles of World War II

The clashes that shaped the course of the deadliest war of all time.<p>World War II was the greatest conflict in history, carried out on a scale almost impossible to grasp. In many ways it was the first modern war, in which airpower played a vital role both on land and at sea, but many actions were …

The world's 25 most fragile states

The Fund for Peace has released its annual ranking of the world's least-stable countries, now known as the Fragile State Index. The rankings are based on 12 metrics, including access to public services, the prevalence of refugees and internally displaced people, human-rights conditions, and the …

A Bong of One's Own: A Brief History of Women and Weed

Exploring the hidden, 4,000-year history of ganja goddesses and woman plant healers at the root of today's cannabis movement.<p>Throughout our culture's long and dark history of cannabis prohibition, the cultivation and distribution of marijuana has been overwhelmingly male dominated. But it wasn't …

These soldiers run a massive weed operation to help war veterans with PTSD

The stoned soldiers of Santa Cruz<p>Meet the combat veterans who grow medical marijuana for their brothers in arms.<p>The stoned soldiers of Santa Cruz<p>Meet …

How To Plant Cannabis Seeds • Green Rush Daily

Do you want Indica, Sativa or a hybrid of both. Will you use indoor hydroponics or grow outdoors? What height do you want? Regardless, what you’ll …

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19 Extremely Useful Things That Will Prepare You For Disaster

Good luck out there.<p>Thumbnail sign available here.

Disclosure: Evidence of An Extraterrestrial Presence the Secret Space Program & Ancient Archeology

~Ben Rich lockheed Martin<p>What Do ETs Look Like? <br>https://youtu.be/UH5SwHAk5XY<br>“I Knew About 57 Different Races in 1987.”<br>~Clifford Stone<p>Its Now Time to …

Paranormal

Here There Be Robots: A Medieval Map of Mars

How cartographers of old would have drawn the Red Planet.<p>A new map of Mars imagines how Medieval cartographers would have depicted the Red Planet had they the ability to travel there. The map is called "Here There Be Robots," a reference to the myth that Medieval map makers would write "here be …

Top 10 medical marijuana strains of February 2016

We say goodbye to one long, weird February today with a quick look back at the top stories and best marijuana strains of the month.<p>Top Marijuana Stories of February<p>The Supreme Court is set to hear a pivotal marijuana legalization case.<p>San Francisco had a Super Bowl, and we explained the San …

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How modern militaries take advantage of their surroundings

The military concept of delaying or preventing opposing forces from capturing a specific area is as old as war. The focus is typically on naval and aerial operations that establish tactical superiority, but ground operations tend to have more numerous and lower-cost platforms. Area denial efforts …

This map shows the brewing proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia

Throughout the wider Middle East, numerous countries are being wracked by unrest and civil conflict. And, in a majority of the conflicts, the ongoing crises can be seen as an expansion of a proxy war between two of the region's main powers.<p>On the one hand, Shiite Iran has been expanding its …

Middle East

The Extent of the Roman Empire

Time has seen the rise and fall of a number of great empires - the Babylonian, the Assyrian, the Egyptian, and lastly, the Persian. Regardless of the …

Ayahuasca: a Possible Cure for Alcoholism and Depression

Brazil is at the forefront of research into ayahuasca as a therapeutic drug.<p>Jorge* is around 60 years old, works a white collar job, has gray hair, married children, and grown grandchildren. People who work with him would never imagine that he participates in religious rituals using a mind altering …

The Jews Who Made American Whisky

Many iconic bourbon and rye brands on store shelves are or were once owned and operated by Jews, including Jim Beam, I.W. Harper, Rittenhouse, Elijah …

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Here Are 18 Survival Hacks You’ll Be Glad You Learned When The Apocalypse Arrives.

With US help, Saudi Arabia is obliterating Yemen

Ayman al-Sanabani beamed as he entered his family’s home on his wedding day. He was greeting his new bride, Gamila, who was in a bedroom surrounded by friends. Ayman sat beside her for several minutes, receiving warm words of congratulations.<p>It would be the young couple’s first and only encounter …

Get Tangled in These Mythical God Family Trees

The romantic lives of mythical gods (Greek, Egyptian, Norse, and otherwise) are often complicated and dramatic. With frequent affairs and …

Inside the plot to kill JFK: The secret story of the CIA and what really happened in Dallas

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>The official narrative only gets more implausible, especially when you hear the stories of these secret super-spies<p>David Talbot<p>November 22, 2015 11:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA and the Rise of America’s Secret Government”<p>Those resolute voices in …

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How Syria's 'Geeky' President Assad Went From Doctor to Dictator

As world powers sit down around the table in Vienna Friday for marathon talks aimed at ending the war in Syria, a key figure who won’t be present is also the major stumbling block — “geeky” ex-doctor and President Bashar Assad.<p>Syria’s unlikely leader, whose removal from power is being sought by …

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard review – a wonderfully lucid analysis

Issues of identity and belonging preoccupied the Romans, and insistently resonate with the concerns of the early 21st century<p>Thanks to the sophisticated work of archaeologists, we now know more than ever about the diets, health and housing of Roman-era communities from Syria to the German frontier …

Ancient History

This Is How To Survive If You Lose Everything (Including Your Home)

<i>The following survival guide was originally published by Nomad at The Survivalist Blog.</i><p><i>Editor’s Note: With the global economy in shambles and</i> …

Vivos Gear - Survival Gear and Products

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George W. Bush owns this mess: Iraq, Afghanistan and the history we’re doomed to repeat

<b>(AP/J. Scott Applewhite)</b><p>First came Fallujah. Now there is Kunduz. America’s Global War on Terror has been a disaster since its inception<p>Andrew J. Bacevich<p>October 14, 2015 8:45am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>First came Fallujah, then Mosul, and later Ramadi in Iraq. Now, there …

War

Inside the ISIS Blueprint for Winning

Back in 2010, ISIS was on the downswing. The terrorist group then published a think tank-like pamphlet on how to get a country of its own.<p>Despite the …