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September 1, 1939: WW2 Erupts

September 1, 2014
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September 1, 1939: WW2 Erupts

Life Magazine‘s “World War II Erupts: Color Photos from the Invasion of Poland, 1939” hints at the diplomatic charade that preceded the outbreak of World War II:        On September 1, 1939, one week after Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression pact, more than a million German troops–along with 50,000…

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Was 1939 Attack on Gleiwitz Radio Tower the Opening of WW2?

August 31, 2014
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Was 1939 Attack on Gleiwitz Radio Tower the Opening of WW2?

Belligerent countries don’t always like the public relations problems that come with naked aggression, so they’ll contrive an incident and stage a false attack by an adversary.       In the Ukraine these days, it’s not always clear (despite press declarations) whether soldiers in uniform are eastern or western Ukrainians–or Russians.      …

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“Generation War”: German Miniseries Set on Eastern Front

August 30, 2014
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“Generation War”: German Miniseries Set on Eastern Front

The German public broadcasting miniseries Generation War recounts the story of five friends who meet again in 1941 before World War II sends them in different directions on the Eastern Front.  The three 90-minute films stand out for the realistic treatment of period settings.  Viewers know that Hollywood had no hand in re-creating the many…

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Top US Sociologist: European Socialist States Are Doomed

August 29, 2014
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Top US Sociologist: European Socialist States Are Doomed

The “advanced welfare states of western Europe” can still put on a nostalgic front for tourists, warns US sociologist Charles Murray, but the moral compass of the Continent has eroded almost beyond repair.             For them, “The purpose of life is to while away the time between birth and death…

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Obama as a Father of the Islamic State

August 28, 2014
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Obama as a Father of the Islamic State

We are routinely shown photos in the media of Obama as father. Often he is shown holding hands with his daughters as they embark on yet another vacation. But more recently he has helped father another spawn, the Islamic State. Obama’s rapid fire foreign policy colossal failures are too numerous to even catalog here. But…

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Operation Desert Shield: Governor Mickelson’s “Line in the Sand”

August 26, 2014
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Operation Desert Shield: Governor Mickelson’s “Line in the Sand”

by Duke Doering       Governor George Mickelson and the Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Harold Sykora held a joint press conference in Pierre, SD on August 24, 1990.  The purpose was to announce that the 57th Transportation Detachment, the 155th Engineer Detachment and the 747th Transportation Detachment had been placed on alert status.  …

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Are Riots and Conflicts Staged, Made Fake by News Media?

August 24, 2014
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Are Riots and Conflicts Staged, Made Fake by News Media?

Mainstream media has the power to go beyond just reporting the news.  Public opinion is shaped and galvanized.  Yes, politicians are part of the public, watching the same coverage night after night.  Polls determine campaign strategies and rhetoric.      We all remember how the media took a decidedly anti-war stance during the Vietnam War. …

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WWII Bridge at Remagen Topic at Rapid City Library on September 11

August 23, 2014
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WWII Bridge at Remagen Topic at Rapid City Library on September 11

You are also invited to hear the US Army’s 9th Armored Division soldier Paul Priest and military historian LTC George Larson (USAF ret) present to the Black Hills Veterans Writing Group on Saturday, November 8 at the Western Dakota Technical Institute, 9-11am.  The stories of both men can be read on the same site.

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Theater of the Absurd in Ferguson

August 22, 2014
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Theater of the Absurd in Ferguson

by Dean Muehlberg       Our country is now the theater of the absurd. The people in Ferguson, MO want the county prosecutor to recuse for possible conflict of interest for something back in the sixties. Meanwhile, the chief law enforcement officer in the country comes to the city and indirectly, in many ways,…

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Common Core… Changing History

August 22, 2014
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Common Core… Changing History

This important information from Concerned Women for America: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CONCERNED WOMEN FOR AMERICA  OF SOUTH DAKOTA  LEGISLATIVE ACTION COMMITTEE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In this Issue APUSH conference call archived Online Common Core Presentation Dr. Pesta Common Core Presentation in Rapid City & Spearfish See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy,…

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