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John Young (JY3502)

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I became a news reporter in the Marine Corps back in the early 70s. I write on a wide variety of subjects. Before that, I served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.  After leaving the Corps I worked in many other fields. News reporter, photojournalist, editor on a weekly, surgical technician, truck driver, route salesman security guard and many others. But writing is what I like best.

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  • Is your religion correct?
    6

    Is your religion correct?

    4 weeks ago

    There are many religions on this planet, most claiming theirs is the correct one. Which one is right, or can they all be right?

  • Psychics, Mediums and Fortunetellers
    0

    Psychics, Mediums and Fortunetellers

    2 months ago

    Many today believe in psychics, mediums, horoscopes, tarot cards, astrology, fortune tellers, palm readings, and seances. But what evidence exists to prove their authenticity?

  • Why do Bullies Pick on Others?
    1

    Why do Bullies Pick on Others?

    6 months ago

    There are many opinions on why bullies pick on others, But studies have shown envy and resentment may be close to the top of the list.

  • Haunted Moon River Brewery
    0

    Haunted Moon River Brewery

    6 months ago

    Savannah, Georgia is one of the oldest and most haunted cities in America. It’s no surprise the city boasts one of the most haunted places in the country…the Moon River Brewery built in 1821.

  • Memory Loss: Causes & Treatment
    6

    Memory Loss: Causes & Treatment

    6 months ago

    Memory loss is usually classified as either short term, Long term (recent) or Long term (remote). All have many of the same causes.

  • Village of the Damned
    5

    Village of the Damned

    6 months ago

    Many who lived there were said to have gone mad or died violent, unexplained deaths. Visitors today find it silent and strangely void of wildlife. There are many reports of ghosts and demons.

  • Old Time American Humor
    4

    Old Time American Humor

    6 months ago

    In the beginning God created human governments and we all know what happened after that. Old fashioned American humor.

  • What God Thinks About Us
    2

    What God Thinks About Us

    6 months ago

    Few of us would like to see our thoughts written out for all to read. We are fully aware of the evil thoughts that would be spelled out revealing our deepest, darkest secrets.

  • Speaking out against Immorality
    6

    Speaking out against Immorality

    6 months ago

    There’s at least one voice in America speaking out against immoral and negative influences bombarding our society.

  • Tailgating in America
    2

    Tailgating in America

    6 months ago

    This is Tailgating. At one time the term simply meant following too closely to another vehicle. Now it’s recognized as a social event held on and around the open tailgate of a vehicle.

  • Fascinating History of Brooms
    5

    Fascinating History of Brooms

    4 years ago

    Most homes in ancient Europe had dirt floors and the only way to keep a home clean was to sweep it out. That was done with a broom simply made of straw, herbs or twigs tied to a handle. Early brooms were called a besom...

  • Is Christmas of Pagan Origin?
    2

    Is Christmas of Pagan Origin?

    6 months ago

    The question of whether Christmas is a pagan celebration always crops up as the holidays approach. Some make the assertion it is, therefore shouldn’t be celebrated.

  • Tips on How to Think Correctly
    9

    Tips on How to Think Correctly

    6 months ago

    Emotion doesn’t solve issues of truth. Though they may be traditions; that doesn’t always make them right. Do not give uncritical allegiance to human authority figures.

  • You're Getting Old If...
    5

    You're Getting Old If...

    6 months ago

    You’re getting old if you remember when: All the girls had ugly gym uniforms. And wore tennis shoes not $200 Nike's! It took three minutes for the TV to warm up.

  • Spark that Ignited a World
    3

    Spark that Ignited a World

    6 months ago

    Spark plugs. We all know they are used to ignite gasoline and air mixture in an internal combustion engine. But there seems to be a bit of confusion concerning who invented them and when?

  • Laugh Therapy Clubs
    4

    Laugh Therapy Clubs

    6 months ago

    The growing popularity of laugh or humor therapy isn’t anything to laugh at. Or is it?

  • Wood Creations and Other Concoctions
    4

    Wood Creations and Other Concoctions

    6 months ago

    Colin Webb of once saw a wooden model toy in a store and decided he could do it better. And he proved it by building a life size Harley Davidson motorcycle made of recycled plywood.

  • Dreamland's Lilliputia, the Midget City
    2

    Dreamland's Lilliputia, the Midget City

    17 months ago

    The pint sized community had its own parliament, beach with midget lifeguards, theatre, stables with small ponies, Chinese laundrymen and a fire department that put out purposely set fires hourly.

  • Bronzing Baby's First Shoes
    5

    Bronzing Baby's First Shoes

    12 months ago

    Baby shoes are one of the most popular items people bronze, other types of shoes such as bridal or ballet shoes, cowboy boots, or athletic shoes can be done just as easily.

  • Stories of the Sand Dollar
    11

    Stories of the Sand Dollar

    17 months ago

    Not so long ago, Children were told stories about sand dollars. They were pressed sand, or more colorfully, mermaid money. Sand dollars look like round white coins, thus their name.

  • The Mythical Grim Reaper
    5

    The Mythical Grim Reaper

    16 months ago

    The modern day Grim Reaper image can be traced directly to the Middle Ages and Black Plague. This skeletal figure cloaked in black, flowing robes, became the personification of death.

  • Brief History of White Slavery
    3

    Brief History of White Slavery

    13 months ago

    When slavery is mentioned one tends to think of black servitude. It was a disgraceful period in our nation’s history. Nevertheless, slavery was endured by whites, blacks and other races as well.

  • Curse of "The Little Rascals"
    10

    Curse of "The Little Rascals"

    17 months ago

    Between 1922 and 1944 there were 221 Our Gang films produced. Out of the 176 actors who participated in the show only a handful gained star status in the comedy series. They became known as The Little Rascals beginning...

  • Brief History of Personal Ads
    4

    Brief History of Personal Ads

    4 years ago

    Surprisingly, personal ads are nothing new.They began appearing in newspapers about 300 years ago. It’s thought the first personal ad was a matrimonial advertisement appearing in a British publication July 19,...

  • A Unique Hobby, Collecting Cigar Bands
    3

    A Unique Hobby, Collecting Cigar Bands

    4 years ago

    Some collect things as a hobby like coins, stamps and antique glassware. Others have taken the road less traveled and find some very unique things to collect, such as cigar bands. For many cigar smokers, the small paper...

  • Royal Flush: Brief History of Toilets
    7

    Royal Flush: Brief History of Toilets

    17 months ago

    Contrary to popular belief, Thomas Crapper didn’t invent the toilet, although his name aptly describes the contraption. Crapper filed nine patents between the years 1881 to 1896. Thomas Crapper’s name...

  • Diane Downs: Martyr or Murderess?
    9

    Diane Downs: Martyr or Murderess?

    17 months ago

    "Somebody just shot my kids!" was all Diane Downs kept screaming as emergency room staff scrambled to her assistance. Diane didn't give any answers right away, avoiding the identity of the shooter.

  • Serial Killer Robert "Rattlesnake" James
    3

    Serial Killer Robert "Rattlesnake" James

    4 years ago

    He was born Major Raymond Lisemba; in Alabama sometime in 1895. But the son of a sharecropper called himself Robert S. James. His nickname of "Rattlesnake" was earned by the method he attempted to use to...

  • The "Burrow Gang":  Alabama Outlaws
    0

    The "Burrow Gang": Alabama Outlaws

    15 months ago

    The Burrow brothers were enthralled by dime novels and tales of the daring exploits of famed outlaws such as the James Gang. It was said at the age of 15 Rube Burrow robbed a neighbor at gunpoint.

  • Texas Gunfighter Barney Riggs
    7

    Texas Gunfighter Barney Riggs

    15 months ago

    Barney Kemp Riggs was a not so well known Texas gunfighter who was said to have killed a man at the age of 18. The shooting was ruled as an accident. But there were some who doubted that decision.

  • Gunfight at Ingalls, Oklahoma
    2

    Gunfight at Ingalls, Oklahoma

    10 months ago

    The gunfight in Ingalls, Oklahoma Territory on the afternoon of September 1, 1893 is the tale of one of the bloodiest gun battles in U.S. marshal history.

  • Likeable Old West Swindler Ben Hodges
    6

    Likeable Old West Swindler Ben Hodges

    14 months ago

    Benjamin Hodges arrived in Dodge City, Kansas in 1872 bringing in a herd of cattle from Texas. Nobody seemed to know anything about this mysterious stranger other than he had just come from Texas.

  • Cold Blooded Outlaw Sam Brown
    13

    Cold Blooded Outlaw Sam Brown

    16 months ago

    Sam Brown was said to be the meanest, cold blooded killer ever to set foot in Nevada Territory. He was known to have killed between 15 to 20 odd men, some for absolutely no reason whatsoever.

  • The Outlaw "Dirty Dave" Rudabaugh
    1

    The Outlaw "Dirty Dave" Rudabaugh

    17 months ago

    Rudabaugh was a notorious cattle rustler, stagecoach and train robber during the 1870s and 80s. He was known to have ridden with the infamous “Billy the Kid” and some say, the only man Billy ever feared.

  • Legendary Pioneer James Beckwourth
    8

    Legendary Pioneer James Beckwourth

    12 months ago

    James Pierson Beckwourth was an African American mountain man whose exploits rivaled those of more well known frontier figures such as Jim Bridger and Jedediah Smith.

  • Serial Killer "Arsenic Annie"
    7

    Serial Killer "Arsenic Annie"

    17 months ago

    Anna Marie Hahn became the first woman to be executed by electrocution in the United States. Anna’s crime was murdering a number of elderly people with arsenic and other poisons. Her atrocious and heartless acts...

  • Mad Butcher of Cleveland
    6

    Mad Butcher of Cleveland

    11 months ago

    The “Mad Butcher” of Cleveland, AKA the Cleveland Torso Murderer and Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run, was an unidentified male serial killer believed to have killed at least 12 victims.

  • Frontier Marshal "Mart" Duggan
    11

    Frontier Marshal "Mart" Duggan

    17 months ago

    Duggan first drifted into Leadville in the spring of 1878. Outlaws ruled the streets. The town’s first marshal had been beaten and run out of town after only 2 days on the job.

  • "Oatman Massacre" at Gila River
    9

    "Oatman Massacre" at Gila River

    17 months ago

    During the 1800's many pioneers braved the journey across the Western frontier headed for Ca. Many didn’t make it. The "Oatman Massacre" made National headlines.

  • History of American Log Cabins
    3

    History of American Log Cabins

    17 months ago

    Historians believe the very first log cabins were built by Swedish immigrants who brought their knowledge of log cabin building with them when they settled in Delaware around 1638. Log structures are also known to have...

  • Scotch-Irish Immigration to America
    8

    Scotch-Irish Immigration to America

    17 months ago

    The first Scotch and Irish began arriving during the 1600's. Contributions of Scotch-Irish are many. Of note was fiddle-music which later became "Bluegrass. In America they could start over.

  • U.S. Marshals: The Three Guardians
    5

    U.S. Marshals: The Three Guardians

    11 months ago

    In Oklahoma and Indian Territory of the Old West were 3 deputy marshals who earned the title of “The Three Guardians." They were Chris Madsen, William M. "Bill" Tilghman Jr. and Henry Andrew ...

  • World's Most Haunted Object
    12

    World's Most Haunted Object

    7 months ago

    The 1988 horror film, Child’s Play featuring a demon possessed doll named Chucky, was inspired by a real one known as “Robert the Haunted Doll.” Some call him “Robert the Devil Doll” and...

  • Old West Marshals in Indian Territory
    5

    Old West Marshals in Indian Territory

    17 months ago

    Many John Wayne fans may not be aware the character of Rooster Cogburn in “True Grit,” was based on a real person. His name was Calvin Whitson, the only one-eyed deputy marshal in Judge Parker's court. The...

  • "The Texas Eyeball Killer" Case
    14

    "The Texas Eyeball Killer" Case

    5 years ago

    Charles Albright is far from being the most notorious serial killer in American history. His list of victims only includes 3 women, all known prostitutes in Dallas, TX. What makes him standout was he committed his first...

  • Psychological Aspects of Serial Killers
    7

    Psychological Aspects of Serial Killers

    12 months ago

    America has fostered more serial killers than any other country. A recent FBI study reveals there have been about 400 in the United States in the past century alone.

  • Uncle Remus and Racism
    7

    Uncle Remus and Racism

    17 months ago

    Many may remember reading the sometimes humorous and engaging tales of Uncle Remus in their youth. They were written by Joel Chandler Harris, an American journalist.

  • Secrets of the Lincoln Memorial
    9

    Secrets of the Lincoln Memorial

    5 years ago

    In 1867, two years after Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, the Lincoln Memorial was commissioned. But, it would be many years before it saw completion. And not many are aware there are few mysterious speculations...

  • The Exorcism of Carlita Villaneuva
    8

    The Exorcism of Carlita Villaneuva

    17 months ago

    When it comes to the paranormal, occult and cases of demon possession there are three groups of people…believers, skeptics and those that simply don’t know.

  • What Happened to Customized Vans?
    4

    What Happened to Customized Vans?

    11 months ago

    Building customized vans became a popular fad during the 1970s and 80s. The van reigned supreme becoming the ultimate self-expression vehicle, especially with the younger generation.

  • Mystery of the Lost Colony
    9

    Mystery of the Lost Colony

    5 years ago

    The mystery of the “Lost Colony” dates back to when 118 European men, women and children settled on Roanoke Island off the coast of the outer Banks in North Carolina in 1588. An earlier attempt in 1585 by...

  • The Real Katie Elder
    11

    The Real Katie Elder

    5 years ago

    The name Katie Elder was romanticized in the 1965 western "The Sons of Katie Elder," starring John Wayne. However, the fictionalized account of the deceased saintly mother portrayed in the movie bore no...

  • The Castaway Alexander Selkirk
    5

    The Castaway Alexander Selkirk

    5 years ago

    Alexander Selkirk was a Scottish sailor and Sailing Master aboard the galley Cinque Ports at the beginning of the 1700s. A galley was a ship propelled by oarsmen in trade and warfare and dominated naval warfare in the...

  • Countess Bathory: A Portrait of Evil
    7

    Countess Bathory: A Portrait of Evil

    10 months ago

    She was Countess Elizabeth Bathory, later to be known as the “Blood Countess.” Although she has been labeled the most prolific female serial killer in history, the fact is still controversial.

  • Who Invented the Bicycle?
    8

    Who Invented the Bicycle?

    17 months ago

    Arguments about who invented the bicycle have been a sticky subject for some time. But, after all the hollering and screaming is done, in all likelihood, it was John Kemp Starley of Coventry, England

  • The Haunted House That Wasn't
    7

    The Haunted House That Wasn't

    17 months ago

    The brick and mortar mansion once stood at 1129 Ridge Avenue, in the Manchester neighborhood of Pittsburgh and enjoyed the dubious distinction of being known as the Most Haunted House in America.

  • The Ruthless Outlaw Cullen Baker
    8

    The Ruthless Outlaw Cullen Baker

    17 months ago

    Cullen Montgomery Baker was without a doubt, one of meanest, cold blooded killers in the Old West. He once shot and killed a black slave woman simply because he didn’t like her looks and Cullen Baker did not like...

  • The Forgotten Outlaw Rufus Buck
    7

    The Forgotten Outlaw Rufus Buck

    5 years ago

    The American Old West era is generally agreed to have been between 1845 until 1912. During those years of a struggling new nation arose a number of vicious outlaw gangs. One such villainous band was the Rufus Buck Gang,...

  • Poetic Justice for Richard Kuklinski
    10

    Poetic Justice for Richard Kuklinski

    14 months ago

    Richard Kuklinski claimed to have killed over two hundred people and there is no reason to doubt his word. Many say he was the meanest, cruelest and most blood thirsty serial killer in history.

  • Early Ozark Superstitions
    5

    Early Ozark Superstitions

    10 months ago

    The Ozark Mountains of the 1800's were full of superstitions, some still remain. Practices and daily life in these mountain communities, today might be regarded as strange.

  • Controversial Psychic Doris Stokes
    11

    Controversial Psychic Doris Stokes

    4 years ago

    Doris May Fisher Stokes, a British spiritualist and psychic medium, claimed she could see spirits and hear their voices even as a child. Some people swear she was a gifted psychic, while others thought she was nothing...

  • The History of Ghost Hunting
    11

    The History of Ghost Hunting

    17 months ago

    The first reference to a ghost hunt is found in 100 AD by Pliny, the younger,a lawyer, author and magistrate in ancient Rome. The story involved an investigation of a haunted house in ancient Athens.

  • "Deacon Jim" Miller: Killer for Hire
    10

    "Deacon Jim" Miller: Killer for Hire

    17 months ago

    James B. "Deacon Jim" Miller was a hired assassin willing to kill anyone for a price. Only 15 men were actually proven to have died by his hand. Actually, he was nothing more than a "bushwhacker."

  • Serial Killer Jake Bird
    5

    Serial Killer Jake Bird

    5 years ago

    The name of Jake Bird lies buried in relative obscurity amongst the pages of history. But his ghastly crimes mark him as one the country’s most prolific serial killers. However, it wasn’t until October of...

  • The Murdering Cannibal, Boone Helm
    11

    The Murdering Cannibal, Boone Helm

    17 months ago

    Boone Helm was a bad man. Many said he was the most despicable man they had ever met. He rode with Henry Plummer’s gang. There were many outlaws, but not many were known as a cannibal.

  • Building Matchstick Models
    19

    Building Matchstick Models

    18 months ago

    Building matchstick models is becoming an increasingly popular hobby. It would be even more so if people knew a little more about it. The term “matchstick” however, is a misnomer. Combustible matchsticks are...

  • Bald Faced Truth About Hairless Dogs
    8

    Bald Faced Truth About Hairless Dogs

    17 months ago

    Hairless dogs tend to be cleaner and don’t have the annoying odor of other dogs since they don’t have hair which can trap dirt. Additionally, they require much less grooming.

  • John Stringfellow's  Flying Machine
    5

    John Stringfellow's Flying Machine

    17 months ago

    Orville and Wilbur Wright invented and flew the first airplane, right? No, the first successful powered flight took place in England and was demonstrated by John Stringfellow in 1848.

  • Terrifying Tale of Slaughterhouse Canyon
    29

    Terrifying Tale of Slaughterhouse Canyon

    17 months ago

    There are several variations to the Slaughterhouse Canyon legend. Although there are differences in the tales, the premise of the story is the same.

  • Illustrious Era of Clipper Ships
    7

    Illustrious Era of Clipper Ships

    17 months ago

    At first the term clipper was a generic name to describe very fast sailing ships such as the Baltimore Clipper a topsail schooner popular with pirates, privateers and slave runners. About 1845, the term was used in...

  • Ruthless Outlaw "Wild Bill" Longley
    6

    Ruthless Outlaw "Wild Bill" Longley

    16 months ago

    “Texas outlaw Bill Longley was from a respectable family, but his hot temper, fondness for liquor, and conditions during reconstruction led him to become the most daring gunslinger of his day.

  • The Seven Ancient Wonders
    12

    The Seven Ancient Wonders

    11 months ago

    Throughout history, many “Seven wonders of the World” lists have come and gone. These change with the times. The original list of “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World” was compiled by Greek...

  • Legendary Marshal Bass Reeves
    12

    Legendary Marshal Bass Reeves

    13 months ago

    Overcoming a slave's life in the 1800’s would be a noteworthy accomplishment for anyone. But to become the most famous U.S. Deputy Marshal West of the Mississippi would be an impressive feat.

  • The "Shootist" Clay Allison
    4

    The "Shootist" Clay Allison

    17 months ago

    Allison had a mean and violent streak which could easily erupt over the slightest detail. In the fall of 1870 in Elizabethtown this trait became glaringly evident. Charles Kennedy, who was suspected of killing and...

  • Tombstone's Bird Cage Theater
    3

    Tombstone's Bird Cage Theater

    17 months ago

    The Bird Cage Theater became known as one of the wildest places in the country. It catered to such characters as Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and Bat Masterson. More than 120 bullet holes prove that.

  • The Outlaw Henry Starr
    9

    The Outlaw Henry Starr

    16 months ago

    While the James-Younger and Doolin-Dalton Gang were stealing headlines there was another outlaw who robbed more banks than both of the gangs combined.

  • The "Battlefield Ghost" of Gettysburg
    3

    The "Battlefield Ghost" of Gettysburg

    17 months ago

    So many Civil War soldiers met their deaths in the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg it's no surprise the town is considered one of the most haunted places in the United States. The battle lasted 7 dasys

  • Laura Bullion, "The Thorny Rose"
    1

    Laura Bullion, "The Thorny Rose"

    17 months ago

    When Laura first met Carver, he was riding with Tom Ketchum, leader of the "Black Jack Ketchum" gang. The Wild Bunch nicknamed Laura "Della Rose," a name she got after meeting Kid Curry

  • "Little Britches" and "Cattle Annie"
    6

    "Little Britches" and "Cattle Annie"

    12 months ago

    Cattle Annie and Little Britches are mostly forgotten in western history, but not in Oklahoma and Indian Territories. There, they were thee two most famous female outlaws ever to strap on a six gun.

  • What a Strange Coincidence!
    7

    What a Strange Coincidence!

    14 months ago

    The world is filled with amazing coincidences defying explanation. Are they mere coincidence or is there an unseen force at work?

  • The Legendary Nellie Cashman
    1

    The Legendary Nellie Cashman

    14 months ago

    Ellen "Nellie” Cashman became one of the Old West’s first business women and prospector. Roaming mining camps, she became known as the "Angel of Mercy.

  • Lavinia Fishers' House of Horrors
    1

    Lavinia Fishers' House of Horrors

    17 months ago

    Lavinia Fisher's was the first female serial killer in the America. Lavinia was beautiful and married John Fisher. Their chilling tale begins at their hotel in Charleston, SC, a house of horrors.

  • Legendary Brothel Madame Molly B'Dam
    6

    Legendary Brothel Madame Molly B'Dam

    17 months ago

    Molly B'Dam is probably the lady from which the stereotyped image of a Brothel Madame with a heart of gold was fashioned from. However, she was the real thing.

  • The Bumbling Outlaw Elmer McCurdy
    5

    The Bumbling Outlaw Elmer McCurdy

    15 months ago

    Elmer McCurdy’ wanted to become a famous outlaw. He did become an outlaw, but by no means rich or famous. In fact, he was a dismal failure. Compared to Elmer, Barney Fife of Mayberry was Wyatt Earp.

  • The Old West Wagon Trains
    4

    The Old West Wagon Trains

    17 months ago

    Life on a wagon train could be extremely harsh. These hardy souls arose very early each morning before dawn to prepare for the day. A normal routine would be to start the fire, prepare breakfast, gather the livestock,...

  • Charley Parkhursts' Deep, Dark Secret
    2

    Charley Parkhursts' Deep, Dark Secret

    5 years ago

    Charley Parkhurst was found dead in bed on December 18, 1879. But to the surprise of Charley's friend's, the person they found was not who they thought he was. Charley was a woman! Parkhurst, aka: One Eyed Charley,...

  • Gunfight in Trinidad, Colorado
    2

    Gunfight in Trinidad, Colorado

    5 years ago

    Like many old west towns of the 1880’s Trinidad, Colorado has a rich, colorful history. Scouts, trappers and traders frequently drifted through the town. So did gamblers and outlaws who came to patronize the...

  • The Genius of Leonardo da Vinci
    7

    The Genius of Leonardo da Vinci

    17 months ago

    Leonardo da Vinci was not only famous as an artist but is also the subject of several unsolved mysteries. There have always been controversies about how he died and where his remains were really laid.

  • The Honest Truth About Liars
    10

    The Honest Truth About Liars

    4 years ago

    Compulsive liars are people who lie even if there is no need of it. Most have run across one at some time or another. And they can be aggravating to say the least. What prompts a person to lie for absolutely no...

  • Progeria, the "Aging Disease"
    4

    Progeria, the "Aging Disease"

    13 months ago

    Laymen have called it the “aging disease,” but the correct medical term is Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome. Physicians generally refers to it as progeria. To date there is no known cure.

  • The Great Depression, "Black Tuesday"
    5

    The Great Depression, "Black Tuesday"

    17 months ago

    On October 29th, thereafter known as "Black Tuesday," after nearly a decade of prosperity, the United States was catapulted into economic ruin.

  • Margaret Sanger's Controversial Legacy
    2

    Margaret Sanger's Controversial Legacy

    23 months ago

    “It is a vicious cycle; ignorance breeds poverty and poverty breeds ignorance. There is only one cure for both, and that is to stoop breeding these things. Stop bringing to birth children whose inheritance cannot...

  • Whatever Happened to CB Radio?
    30

    Whatever Happened to CB Radio?

    15 months ago

    CB's beccame popular during the 1970's. Partly because of the 1973 oil crisis and a nationwide 55 mph speed limit. CB’s were used to help truckers locate stations having fuel and avoiding speed traps

  • Lost Treasure of Dutch Schultz
    2

    Lost Treasure of Dutch Schultz

    8 weeks ago

    Arthur Flegenheimer, AKA Dutch Schultz, was a New York City gangster during the 20’s and 30’s. His profession, organized crime. Rumors abound Schultz buried millions in Phoenicia, New York

  • The Great Bonsai Kitten Hoax
    5

    The Great Bonsai Kitten Hoax

    17 months ago

    P. T. Barnum, of Barnum and Bailey Circus fame, once made his famous quote “There’s one born every minute” which gained worldwide acclaim. Apparently, the quote is as true today as when he made it. It...

  • James Earl Ray Conspiracy Theories
    6

    James Earl Ray Conspiracy Theories

    6 months ago

    The official version of the MLK assassination is a single man, James Earl Ray, committed the act on April 4, 1968 in Memphis TN.

  • Old West Legend of Sally Skull
    4

    Old West Legend of Sally Skull

    17 months ago

    The old West didn’t produce many women outlaws, but Sally Skull would fit the description. Sally was a horse trader, horse thief and rancher and a dangerous killer. .She dressed like a man

  • The Man Who Captured Geronimo
    3

    The Man Who Captured Geronimo

    17 months ago

    Perhaps you never heard of him. He was best friends with Wyatt Earp, witnessed the gunfight at the O.K Corral, a mayor of Tombstone, Arizona and captured Geronimo without firing a single shot.

  • Mystery of the Ica Stones
    5

    Mystery of the Ica Stones

    8 weeks ago

    The Ica stones are a collection of supposedly ancient rocks carved with images of dinosaurs and what seem to be people using advanced technology. The collection consists of...

  • The Vikings Came Before Columbus
    3

    The Vikings Came Before Columbus

    17 months ago

    Open any history book and you’re likely to find the smiling mug of Christopher Columbus as the man credited with discovering North America. But in fact, the Vikings arrived about 500 years before.

  • The Puritans' Massachusetts Bay Colony
    8

    The Puritans' Massachusetts Bay Colony

    17 months ago

    The Massachusetts Bay Colony was an English settlement on the New England coast of North America in the early 1600’s. It was formed by Puritan settlers fleeing religious persecution in England around what is known...

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