The U.S. Department of Interior today awarded $291,025 for the reconstruction of a water tower, water tank and a guard tower at the Granada Relocation Center in southeast Colorado, where 7,597 Japanese-Americans were forced to move during World War II. Colorado Preservation Inc. submitted the grant application. An architect, engineer, contractor and archeologist will be hired to do the work and interpretive panels will be fabricated and installed. The Granada Relocation Center, also known as Camp Amache, contained 30 blocks of residential barracks, each with its own mess hall, laundry and shower rooms. Children attended school, while adults worked on farms growing crops such as alfalfa and corn. Several hundred young men held at Amache volunteered for the U.S. Army, and 31 were killed serving with the highly decorated 442nd regiment combat unit, composed entirely of Japanese-Americans. In 2006, then-Interior Secretary Gale Norton designated the Amache site a National … [Read more...] about Amache internment camp lands $300,000 preservation grant
In his dialogue, Phaedrus , the Greek philosopher Plato’s King Thamus argued that rather than aiding human memory, the Egyptian god Theuth’s gift of writing offered only the appearance of wisdom; 2,400 years later, Plato’s debate has resurfaced to blame Google and Facebook for our current misfortunes. The struggle to understand the effects of digitization on the news media, politics, commerce, and the very concept of truth itself remains in its infancy, so far without an heir to Plato. For centuries, it was the role of the press, the so-called Fourth Estate, to speak truth to power and hold the powerful accountable. The internet has changed that, and the costs of this information free-for-all become more evident every day — malignant conspiracy theories; foreign efforts to influence democratic elections; emboldened political, racial, religious, and ethnic extremism, literally ad nauseam. “ Disinformation is infecting our democratic discourse at rates that threaten the long-term … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg, meet Jean-Jacques Rousseau?
close Video Test drive: 2021 Hyundai Elantra The 2021 Hyundai Elantra was named North American Car of The Year, but did it deserve the title? Fox News Autos Editor Gary Gastelu takes it for a spin to find out. Hyundai is big its new small pickup. (Hyundai) The automaker has taken the wraps off of the upcoming Alabama-built Santa Cruz compact pickup, which goes on sale this summer. (Hyundai) The unibody-based model is about a foot shorter than most current small pickups and roughly the same length as a Hyundai Palisade SUV . (Hyundai) The four-door has a four-foot bed that extends to six feet with the tailgate down and features a storage bin under the floor and a built-in lockable tonneau cover. (Hyundai) The Santa Cruz comes standard with front-wheel-drive, but all-wheel-drive is available along with the choice of either a 180 hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 180 … [Read more...] about Hyundai Santa Cruz compact pickup revealed with clever covered bed
President Biden Joe Biden House panel approves bill to set up commission on reparations Democrats to offer bill to expand Supreme Court Former Israeli prime minister advises Iran to 'cool down' amid nuclear threats MORE has started his administration with a sprint to address climate disruption. On his first day in office, he announced a slew of new measures aimed at reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions and building resilience to impacts like worsening droughts, more extreme rainfall and heat, and rising sea levels. Biden is hosting a Climate Summit on Earth Day, April 22, with 40 world leaders discuss ing, among other things, “opportunities to strengthen capacity to protect lives and livelihoods from the impacts of climate change.” But despite all the activity, the approach to adaptation or building resilience — defined as helping individuals, companies and government entities cope as effectively as possible with climate impacts that cannot be avoided — … [Read more...] about Climate adaptation: The gaping hole in American environmental policy
People smuggling gangs in France are reportedly using poorer migrants as decoys to distract border patrol operations from catching migrants who pay “premium” prices to reach the United Kingdom. A clandestine operation being carried out by Britain’s equivalent to the FBI, the National Crime Agency (NCA), alongside their French counterparts, in which officers pose as smugglers, is reported to have infiltrated the people smuggling trade in France. A source close to the undercover investigation told the London Times that the human traffickers are using cheap and often defective smaller boats full of poorer migrants as decoys for more expensive boats, which are full of “cash-rich” migrants willing to pay more to the human traffickers. On days with good weather conditions, the smugglers will launch all the boats simultaneously, often forcing French patrols to come to the rescue of the cheaper boats as they break down closer to shore, thereby diverting attention away from the more … [Read more...] about People Smugglers Using Poor Migrants as Decoys to Give ‘Cash-Rich’ Illegals a Better Chance: Report