Mark S Chevalier

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What America is getting wrong about three important words in the Second Amendment

On Wednesday night, CNN hosted a town hall about gun violence with members of the community of Parkland, Florida, which only a week earlier had experienced a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Seventeen students and teachers lost their lives.<p>The town hall was remarkable in many …

Guns

The 100-year capitalist experiment that keeps Appalachia poor, sick, and stuck on coal

The first time Nick Mullins entered Deep Mine 26, a coal mine in southwestern Virginia, the irony hit him hard. Once, his ancestors had owned the coal-seamed cavern that he was now descending into, his trainee miner hard-hat secure.<p>His people had settled the Clintwood and George’s Fork area, along …

Fossil Fuels

How to Brighten Portraits in Photoshop in Just 2 Minutes

There are different techniques you can use in Photoshop to brighten up a dark and dull portrait. This 4-minute tutorial by PHLEARN shows a 2-minute …

2 Methods for Achieving a Perfectly White Photo Background

How do you create a perfectly white wall in your photos? Easy, just pull a few sliders in Photoshop. Now, here’s the challenge. How do you create a …

Shutter Speed

How to score big at government auctions, on everything from real estate to bugles

Rolex watches seized from drug lords. Homes confiscated from tax cheats. Blackhawk helicopters the military no longer needs. The federal government is auctioning off all this — and more. The "more" often means mundane things like office chairs and shredders and mysterious things like "swamp cooler …

Real Estate

Get certified in Adobe’s flagship graphic design apps [Deals]

In today’s workplace, digital design skills are at a premium. So knowing how to use Adobe’s industry standard apps for graphic design — Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, etc — means having an advantage in your job search.<p>This collection of courses offers the knowledge and certification you’ll …

10 Great Watches Under $150

<i>Last Updated November, 2017: This post has been updated with new picks for 2017. Prices and links have also been updated.</i><p>It’s easy to assume the most …

Watches

6 Powerful Design Resources Offering Hundreds of Tutorials for All Skill Levels

One of the best things about the internet is the vast amounts of knowledge available at your fingertips. You can be a complete novice in a subject, but thanks to e-learning sites and YouTube, you can gain a real understanding of practically anything. For instance, we’ve written about free photo …

The one place you absolutely have to visit in each department of France

If you can tick off over 60, you should really be a tour guide. If you can only tick off less than 10, then you have plenty of things to do in</b> …

How to Create Photographs with Complex Lighting Scenarios on a Budget

Multi-light setups can seem complex and intimidating for several reasons, not the least of these are all the variables involved. Where do you put the …

This Trick For Cleaning Sneakers Gets Mind-Blowing Results

If clean sneakers are what you're into, that is.<p>Ah, there’s nothing like a new pair of sneakers. So clean, so bright, so full of life. And so fleeting.<p>Anyone who has ever owned a pair of Converse, Keds, or other white canvas sneakers signs a sort of mental contract with themselves that explicitly …

Shoes

Newly restored Spitfire to pay tribute to the men who risked all to protect Britain

Nearly three quarters of a century ago a group villagers risked their lives to rescue Canadian pilot Jimmy Jeffrey from the clutches of the Nazis after his Spitfire crashed in Normandy, one of hundreds of allied airmen assisted by the French during the war.<p>This summer the very plane he flew will …

Military

Extremism from both sides: What does the research tell us about Islamist extremism and far-right extremism?

Looking at 10 years of data, one fact stands out: There are more, if less deadly, attacks from far-right extremists<p>On a Tuesday morning in September 2001, the American experience with terrorism was fundamentally altered. Two thousand, nine hundred and ninety-six people were murdered in New York, …

Battle of the Bulge the Greatest Tank Battle?

From We Are The Mighty: Here are 6 times American tank units found themselves massively fighting it out with enemy armor:

Battle of the Bulge

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

Mar 21, 2018<p>Overseas, the United States is engaged in real wars in which bombs are dropped, missiles are launched and people...<p>Russia will apparently …

Marcus Krause's lung cancer wouldn't stop growing. Then he took a new kind of blood test

<b>In late August 2014, Marcus Krause, a 53-year-old photographer from Atlanta, received a phone call from his oncologist.</b> Krause had been waiting for …

73 years ago, the Allies beat back the Nazis' last major western offensive — here are 16 photos from the Battle of the Bulge

On the morning of December 16, 1944, more than 200,000 German troops and almost 1,000 tanks drove into the Ardennes forest, across an 85-mile stretch of the front line, running from southern Belgium to the middle of Luxembourg.<p>The German thrust shredded Allied lines, held by units sent to the …

Life aboard World War II submarines was brutal

For one thing, the submarines of World War II were much smaller. Though only about 60 feet shorter than a modern submarine, the Gato and Balao-class submarines the US Navy operated in World War II had a displacement of only about one-third that of modern Virginia class submarines.<p>In that small …

All the Laws and Executive Orders Trump Has Signed So Far

A running list of what the Republican-dominated federal government is up to.<p><i>This post will be continuously updated throughout 2017 as President Donald Trump signs executive orders and makes bills into laws. Read more about this project here.</i><p>January 19<p><b>Presidential Proclamation 119:</b> <i>[Proclaiming]</i> …

Islamic State creates city-wide hostage crisis as Iraq's army escalates bloody struggle for Fallujah

At sunrise, Mohammed Auda Shalaan led a convoy of five vehicles laden with civilians out of the Iraqi city of Fallujah.<p>After two years living under the black flag of jihad, the 350,000 people of this sprawling conurbation beside the Euphrates are now in the path of a huge offensive by government …

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The Nazi Who Became a Mossad Hitman

On September 11, 1962, a German scientist vanished. The basic facts were simple: Heinz Krug had been at his office, and he never came home.<p>The only …

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