We the People: National society publishes new state research volumes

We the People: The National Genealogical Society has published four new “Research in the States” books for California, Missouri, Oklahoma and Nebraska. BY SHARON BURNS, For The Oklahoman • June 1, 2015 The National Genealogical Society has published new “Research in the States” books for California, Missouri, Oklahoma and Nebraska. “Research in California” by Sheila […]

Starwars one step closer: DARPA’s ‘death ray’ to begin field tests

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has received government permission to field test its HELLADS laser weapon system. “The technical hurdles were daunting, but it is extremely gratifying to have produced a new type of solid-state laser with unprecedented power and beam quality for its size,” DARPA program manager Rich Bagnell said in […]

Mother of baby boy allegedly ‘groomed for sale’ finally wins justice for her pain

May 23, 2015| JANET FIFE-YEOMANS | The Daily Telegraph LYNDA Yarnold could barely believe it when she learned how her baby boy had allegedly been “groomed for sale”. It was over 30 years since her baby was allegedly stolen from her by the Catholic Adoption Agency when she sought her files and discovered how they […]

When you’re invisible, every representation matters: Political edition

Ready for a little history lesson? A (not-so-long) time ago, this continent was full of people. People who had been here for thousands and thousands and thousands of years, since the beginning. Then around 500 years ago, some folks showed up, pretended those people didn’t exist, or deemed them “savages” unworthy of status as human. […]

The orgy of forgiveness

From the political to the personal, Americans are caught in an orgy of forgiveness. Failure to pardon, we’re constantly admonished, will blight our lives. Now a psychotherapist counters that popular claim. You can refuse to absolve your lover, spouse, parent, sibling or friend, she declares, and still be emotionally healthy. Flip to any television station […]

warming oceans, more typhoons

Joe Romm of ThinkProgress.org reports: “NASA released global temperature data showing that this September tied with 2005 for the warmest September on record. That’s doubly impressive since 2005 was warmed by an El Niño and accompanying warm Pacific Ocean temperatures, whereas 2013 has had cooler Pacific temperatures all year. “Greenhouse gases keep warming the planet […]

Colette Routel on Bounties on Dakota Men During the US-Dakota War

Posted on October 7, 2013 by Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Turtle Talk Highly recommended paper. Colette Routel has posted “Minnesota Bounties on Dakota Men During the US-Dakota War” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The U.S.-Dakota War was one of the formative events in Minnesota history, and despite the passage of time, it still stirs up […]

Carried off: abduction-adoption in China

Read human trafficking story here: http://www.chinafile.com/carried-off-abduction-adoption …It is true that many in America’s adoption community do not want to talk about trafficking in China. I contacted nearly a dozen American adoption agencies that specialize in China adoptions for this story; all but one of them refused to comment or ignored the request entirely. The one […]