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Missile Launched in California Perplexing Pentagon

Missile Launched in California Perplexing Pentagon

A missile launched near the coast of Southern California on Monday, November 8, 2010 has officials in the Navy, Air Force, Defense Department, North American Aerospace Defense Command, the U.S. Northern Command, and even the Pentagon perplexed. A video posted via CBS News affiliate KCBS depicts...

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Timaeus by Plato

TimaeusBy Plato Written 360 B.C.E Translated by Benjamin Jowett Persons of the Dialogue-SOCRATES- CRITIAS- TIMAEUS- HERMOCRATES Socrates. One, two, three; but where, my dear Timaeus, is the fourth of those who were yesterday my guests and are to be my entertainers to-day? Timaeus. He...

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US and Pakistan Capture Taliban's Top Commander

Several days ago the United States and Pakistan troops captured Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. Baradar is second only to the top commander in the Taliban, founder Muhammad Omar. Baradar is in Pakistani custody and being interrogated by a U.S. Official. No word on if the interrogation has yielded...

CIA David Petraeus Scandal Extends to Top U.S. Commander in Afghanistan Marine General John Allen and the FBI

CIA David Petraeus Scandal Extends to Top U.S. Commander in Afghanistan Marine General John Allen and the FBI

The scandal involving the Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus (who also was a four star general for more than 37 years in the U.S. Army) now extends to top commander Marine General John Allen. On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 probe into Allen's "flirtatious" exchanges with Jill...

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Aesop's Fables by Aesop

Aesop's FablesBy Aesop Translated by George Fyler Townsend The Wolf and the Lamb Wolf, meeting with a Lamb astray from the fold, resolved not to lay violent hands on him, but to find some plea to justify to the Lamb the Wolf's right to eat him. He thus addressed him: "Sirrah, last year you...

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The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

The MeditationsBy Marcus Aurelius Written 167 A.C.E.Translated by George Long Book One From my grandfather Verus I learned good morals and the government of my temper. From the reputation and remembrance of my father, modesty and a manly character. From my mother, piety and beneficence, and...

10 Nazi War Criminals Brought to Justice in Exile

10 Nazi War Criminals Brought to Justice in Exile

Having ordered the systematic murder of millions of people, Nazi Germany was responsible for some of the darkest days in human history. However, following the defeat of the Axis powers, justice was not instantaneous. In fact, many of those responsible for the atrocities of the Third Reich managed...

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Who Was Attila the Hun?

Attila the Hun was the King and Commander of the Huns from 434 – 453 AD taking over from his uncle King Rua. When he began his rule, he co-reigned with his brother Bleda until his death in 445. The Huns are believed to have been of Mongolian descent; they were nomadic and fiercely ready in war....

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Captain Holly Graf U.S. Navy, Under Investigation

Captain Holly Graf, of the United States Navy, is under investigation following reports that she was physically and verbally abusive toward her subordinates. The official Navy investigation is occuring at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, following five to eight complaints filed against Graf. The former...

The 15 Smartest and Dumbest Presidents of the United States

The 15 Smartest and Dumbest Presidents of the United States

Universally and instantly recognizable, the President of the United States – the heads of state and government of the world’s largest superpower, the commander–in-chief of the US Armed Forces, the omnipotent and oft-termed “Leader of the Free World” – requires no long-winded or flowery introduction. What does require clarification, however, are the notions of “smartness” and “dumbness”.