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HEAT WAVES, A Deadly Threat

Facing Future– May 26, 2022

#HeatWaves are a clear and present danger. Temperatures over 100 F can last for days, as they have this year in #India and Pakistan, where the hot weather came early. People who must work outdoors, without access to AC, are dying. The heat island effect in cities is worsened by air conditioners, available to only 10% of the population. Even these are unreliable as transformers can explode in extreme heat. This heat can strike anywhere in the world, as it did in Europe in 2003, when 72,000 people died, and in Russia in 2010 when 56,000 perished. #PaulBeckwith explains the causes of heat domes, and the danger of wet bulb events, when humidity combines with heat. As the chances of extreme heat increase, Paul and Dale suggest some measures we can take to increase survivability – white roofs, more trees, refuge centers, keeping water at hand. #ClimateChange is not coming. It is upon us. Business as usual is taking us to an unlivable planet.

The window of opportunity to preserve life is closing fast. For more about the heat wave in India and Pakistan, read Robert Hunziker’s article https://www.counterpunch.org/2022/05/…

For more information on the state of our planet visit the FacingFuture Library at https://facingfuture.earth/library.

Southern Slavery, Unsanitized | The Daily 360 | The Whitney Plantation


The New York Times – Nov 12, 2017

The Whitney Plantation became the only plantation museum in Louisiana with a focus on slavery when it opened to the public in 2014.

35th Portier Lecture: “White Trash: The 400-Year History of Class in America”


Spring Hill College – Oct 30, 2015

Presented by Nancy Isenberg, Ph.D.
The 35th Annual Portier Lecture: “White Trash: The 400-Year History of Class in America”

Thursday, October 29, at 7:30, at Byrne Memorial Hall
Spring Hill College – Mobile, Alabama

Nancy Isenberg is the T. Harry Williams Professor of History at Louisiana State University. She is the author of Madison and Jefferson, 2010, with Andrew Burstein; Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr, 2007; and Sex and Citizenship in Antebellum America, 1998.

The Portier Lecture is the annual history lecture, named in honor of Bishop Michael Portier, the first bishop of Mobile, who founded Spring Hill College in 1830.

This event was sponsored by the Spring Hill College Department of History. This video was produced in association with the Department of Communication Arts.

Produced by J.L. Stevens II

Damning: Jan. 6 Probe Reveals Trump Was Directly Involved In Fake Electors Plot


MSNBC – Jun 21, 2022

New evidence shows allies of Donald Trump attempted to ambush then-Vice President Mike Pence on the Senate floor on Jan. 6 with an alternate slate of electors in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election results. Other new testimony at the Jan. 6 hearing revealed that Trump was directly involved in the fraudulent electors plot. MSNBC’s Ari Melber is joined by former Georgia U.S. Attorney Michael J. Moore and The Washington Post’s Libby Casey to discuss the significance of the evidence unveiled at the Jan. 6 committee’s latest public hearing.

Katyal: Trump’s Treatment Of The Doj Akin To A ‘Third-rate Dictator’


MSNBC– Jun 23, 2022

Nicolle Wallace, Ari Melber and Neal Katyal discuss the revelations from Day 5 of the Jan. 6 committee public hearings, focusing on former President Donald Trump’s treatment of the Department of Justice leading up to and after Jan. 6.

Former WH aide lists congressional members who asked for pardon | USA TODAY

USA TODAY -Jun 23, 2022

Cassidy Hutchinson, former aide to Mark Meadows, verified which congressional members asked for pardons.

US election officials detail Trump voters’ death threats – BBC News


BBC News – Jun 22, 2022

Trump supporters threatened election officials and their families after they refused to quash his 2020 defeat, a congressional panel has heard.

The speaker of Arizona’s statehouse, Rusty Bowers, told the committee probing last year’s Capitol riot that the harassment continues to this day.

A Georgia voter counter said she was afraid to leave home after ex-President Donald Trump specifically targeted her.

The House of Representatives panel accuses Mr Trump of an attempted coup.

Melber: January 6 Hearings Show Trump Pushing Voter Fraud Even As He Complained About It

MSNBC -Jun 24, 2022

Ari Melber and an MSNBC panel talk about how Donald Trump’s effort to use the Department of Justice to overturn his election loss in Georgia represents a collection of crimes, some of which he was simultaneously accusing others of committing.

HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES Volume 3


Greatest AudioBooks – Feb 12, 2013

HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES Volume 3: Foundations of the Union and National Politics by Charles Austin Beard (1874-1948) and Mary Ritter Beard (1876-1958) – FULL AudioBook | Greatest Audio Books
Charles Beard was the most influential American historian of the early 20th century. He published hundreds of monographs, textbooks and interpretive studies in both history and political science. He graduated from DePauw University in 1898, where he met and eventually married Mary Ritter Beard, one of the founders of the first greek-letter society for women, Kappa Alpha Theta. Many of his books were written in collaboration with his wife, whose own interests lay in feminism and the labor union movement.

In 1921, Charles and Mary Beard published their textbook: History of the United States. A contemporaneous review stated: The authors… assume enough maturity in…students to justify a topical rather than a chronological treatment. They have dealt with movements, have sketched large backgrounds, have traced causes, and have discussed the interrelation of social and economic forces and politics. All this has been directed to the large purpose of helping the student to understand American today in all its national characteristics and as part of world civilization as well..The literary style is exceptionally clear and crisp, and the whole approach…is thought producing. As a textbook or handbook for the average citizen it ranks with very best.

History of the United States Volume 1: Colonial Period


Greatest AudioBooks

Nov 23, 2012
History of the United States Volume 1: Colonial Period – FULL AudioBook – by Charles Austin Beard | Greatest AudioBooks

Charles Austin Beard was the most influential American historian of the early 20th century. He published hundreds of monographs, textbooks and interpretive studies in both history and political science. He graduated from DePauw University in 1898, where he met and eventually married Mary Ritter Beard, one of the founders of the first Greek-letter society for women, Kappa Alpha Theta. Many of his books were written in collaboration with his wife, whose own interests lay in feminism and the labor union movement (Woman as a Force in History, 1946).

In 1921, Charles and Mary Beard published their History of the United States. A contemporaneous review stated: “The authors… assume enough maturity in high school students to justify a topical rather than a chronological treatment. They have dealt with movements, have sketched large backgrounds, have traced causes, and have discussed the interrelation of social and economic forces and politics. All this has been directed to the large purpose of helping the student to understand American today in all its national characteristics and as part of world civilization as well…The literary style is exceptionally clear and crisp, and the whole approach…is thought producing. As a textbook or handbook for the average citizen it ranks with very best.” (Summary by M.L. Cohen)