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One-time outlaw Francisco "Pancho" Villa became one of the most famous generals of the Mexican Revolution and earned a reputation as a champion of the underprivileged.
 

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Step into a captivating journey through the annals of history, where we explore the most unique and surprising stories left behind by time.

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In the post-World War II era, the automotive industry was a center of innovation and opportunity.

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Take off your shoes and step back to an era when resilience was forged in the furnace of hardship and character was defined by unwavering values.

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In today's world, we are well aware of the dangers of radium and the deadly dangers of radiation. But there was a time when radium was revered as a wonder substance that was believed to have…

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The animal kingdom is a vast and diverse group of creatures, many of which we will never get a chance to see up close. Thankfully, we have plenty of photos of the world's strangest animals…

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The 1970s, a period of great change in America, holds a treasure trove of forgotten events that, for some, have been forgotten. From trending toys to daring stunts, these events serve as symbols of…
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 In February 1869, two British prospectors, John Deason and Richard Oates, were digging for gold in central Victoria, Australia, when their ax struck something hard very close to the…

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 Step into a Technicolor time machine and travel back to the '60s, where television screens were alive with groovy characters and far-fetched storylines.

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Inventing has been a human practice from ancient civilizations to the modern era. While many things have become essential parts of everyday life and beyond, some inventions were too bizarre to make…
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We all know well that the Great Lakes are littered with shipwrecks; It's just a matter of finding them.
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Located in northeastern France, Alsace is a region filled with a rich and complex history, often serving as a cultural crossroads between France and Germany. This unique status is reflected in its…
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This unique photo collection includes a stunning array of vintage cameras, some of which were ingeniously hidden in everyday objects.
 

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As the United States expanded westward in the early 1800s, the trade in American bison fur, skin, and meat began to flourish across the Great Plains. By the 1860s, these iconic animals had roamed…
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The beginning of the 19th century was marked by the consequences of the French Revolution and the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte. This period saw a departure from the elaborate styles of the late 18th…
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This incredible facial hair not only won people's hearts but also secured his place in history as he held the record for the longest beard ever grown in France.

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Join us as we embark on a journey through the world of amazing weather phenomena. From the awe-inspiring dance of the Northern Lights to the dramatic wrath of tornadoes, the wonders of nature never…
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There is a creature hidden in the heart of the Gobi Desert which is as mysterious as it is scary, which the locals know as the Mongolian Death Worm.
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Welcome to the mysterious realm of the Bohemian Grove, where ancient redwoods tell tales of mysteries, myths, and conspiracy theories. Nestled amidst the tranquil forests of California, this secluded…
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Welcome to the fascinating world of the Amish community, where traditions and beliefs that have been passed down for centuries often surprise, confuse, and sometimes even shock outsiders.…

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 Step into the musical time machine and embark on a whimsical adventure through the fantastical world of one-hit wonders of the 1960s and 1970s.

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 English inventor Sir Henry Bessemer, famous for his groundbreaking steelmaking process, which still bears his name, once lamented, "Few men suffer more seriously from seasickness than…

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More than a century ago, in the middle of bustling Hollywood Boulevard, a man with a dream and a passion for shoes opened a small, unassuming shop. Salvatore Ferragamo's journey began here, but his…
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 Few things are as gratifying as a trip down memory lane – and it's even better when you find something you hadn't noticed before. Because as Ferris Bueller said – life moves too fast…

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There are over 100 million buildings in the world, a number that is absolutely staggering when you try to wrap your head around it.
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Embark on a journey into the lesser-known areas of cinema, where hidden treasures await discovery. The vast archives of great filmmakers contain forgotten masterpieces that deserve a revisit.
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Killer blobs have been a fear for people for decades, with one becoming the terrifying threat of the 1958 film, The Blob. In such a situation, when a black spot mysteriously appeared on the streets…
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In June 1867, James Glaisher, an English astronomer and meteorologist, and an avid balloonist, was floating over Paris in a balloon when he entered an area of dense cloud:

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In the 19th century, access to medicine was like opening Pandora's Box – it brought both blessings and strange, sometimes dangerous, tricks. Some "cures" were harmless frauds, but many others were…
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 Until about a century ago, in the Western world, you couldn't tell whether a small child was a girl or a boy by her clothing.

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Testing Firepower: A Woman's Accuracy in Aberdeen, 1942 Amid the shadow of World War II, humanity faces its greatest test yet.
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Forget what you learned in history books. Often they tell only one side of a nuanced story. The rare finds collected here show an aspect of history that we rarely get to see.
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You've heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but pictures like the ones in the collection here have a lot of stories to tell.
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 The rugged terrain of North Caucasus, nestled within the Russian Federation, is filled with ancient towers that stand as silent sentinels to an architectural tradition begun by the…

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In 1966, a small Welsh village is forever changed by a devastating event that shocks the nation. The Aberfan disaster, caused by the collapse of a colliery spoil tip, tragically resulted in the loss…
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Take a trip back in time to the 1970s with a look at the colorful and dynamic world of television.
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The US and several other Western countries cut funding to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) after Israel claimed that several members of the organization participated in the Hamas attack on October 7. The US intelligence community has “low confidence” in the veracity of the Israeli assertions. The Washington Post reports having evidence of a single UNRWA member in Israel.

In January, Tel Aviv began circulating the claim that 12 members of UNRWA attacked Israel on October 7 and that scores of other members have ties to Hamas. The release of the claims was timed with the International Court of Justice ruling that Israel was plausibly committing genocide in Gaza.

Earlier this month, Tel Aviv released a summary of its intelligence for the assertions to several news outlets. After reviewing the Israeli dossier, multiple outlets reported that Israel had provided no evidence to back the claims that members of UNRWA are aligned with Hamas.

Still, Washington and several other top donors to UNRWA backed Tel Aviv’s allegations and cut funding to the agency. Secretary of State Antony Blinken described the claims as “highly, highly credible.”

UNRWA is the most crucial aid organization to deliver aid to Gaza and prevent the famine from getting worse. In Gaza, one in six children is on the verge of starvation.

The government in Tel Aviv maintains significant power and oversight over UNRWA. The organization provides Israel with a list of all employees annually, and Tel Aviv can demand that UNRWA sever ties with any of its staff.

On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that a US intelligence assessment concluded it had “low confidence” in the Israeli claims. The intel assessment did not dispute all the Israeli claims, “but it provides a more measured appraisal of Israel’s assertions than public statements by US and Israeli officials,” according to the Journal.

Last week, the Washington Post reported obtaining a video that showed one UNRWA social worker in southern Israel on October 7 and who was seen loading the body of an Israeli into a vehicle. The Post reports matching photos from social media of the UNRWA staff member and his vehicle to CCTV footage from southern Israel

 

Claire's Observations:  So, US Intel doesn't believe in the codswallop Israel is dishing out to western media. But the undoing of UNRWA is causing starvation among Palestinians, because no food is getting through to them.  

Death by starvation is a VERY nasty way to go, particularly for children.

 And yet, Bi-Di Bye and his minions, support the destruction of UNRWA and the continuing starvation  and genocide in Gaza.

This "alleged" Federal Government no longer represents me, and has not for quite some time.  As a Christian Pacifist Activist, I never can, morally, support collective, official violence against  any innocent people, particularly against children.  And that is one of the things which makes the current Israeli genocide against Palestinians so damned horrific. While they claim that their real goal is "neutralizing Hamas", most of their victims are women and children.