The Privateer Clause

Author: privateer

By Ken Rossignol’ An oft-quoted phrase to describe changing views on political concerns is this: “If you’re not a liberal at 20, you have no heart. If you’re not a conservative at 40, you have no brain.” While the quote …

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Features and facts about Piracy with details of actual Pirate Trials in the 1800s.

TITANIC 1912 – The story of the RMS Titanic disaster told through the news stories of the day. The first narration is a rare 1936 radio interview of the only surviving bridge officer, Second Officer Charles Lightoller. Ken Rossignol explains …

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President Theodore Roosevelt boarding the Manhattan from a Holland America ship

The decision to buy the unfinished Panama Canal from the French put into motion international intrigue, political shenanigans and accusations, bribery and corruption – much of it portrayed here in the editorial cartoons of the era. Enjoy this short book …

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MURDER USA; True Crime, Real Killers

CHAPTER EIGHTThe Claudia Pickeral Murder I wrote in THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY the following update on the murder of Claudia Pickeral in December of 2018:Thirteen-year-old Claudia Pickeral alighted from her school bus one warm afternoon in February of 1997 a short …

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This photo of a bumboat's last days was taken in Nomini Creek in Virginia. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo. Copyright 2019.

Welcome aboard the third volume of THE CHESAPEAKE – This book, THE CHESAPEAKE: Oyster Buyboats, Ships & Steamed Crabs, spans the decades of the lives of our writers and the times of the Chesapeake Tidewater region from 1900 to the present time.

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Please enjoy this video for the Fourth of July. Francis Scott Key was an attorney in Upper Marlboro, Maryland who sought the release of an American citizen who had been taken captive by the British forces as they invaded Maryland, …

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NIGHT SHIFT KEN ROSSIGNOL MARCH 10, 2019 “THE DEATH OF LOCAL NEWS TAKES PLACE EACH WEEK – EVEN RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES!” That is the headline in articles published in online trade journals that profess that public monies should be …


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