Entries by Adam L Silverman

Lines On the Map: The Human Geography of the US’s Southern Border

(Map 1: US Borders Prior to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo*) With all the discussion, both in the current election cycle and year in and year out, about immigration to the US, as well as how to secure the US’s southern border, what often gets ignored is how the US got its southern border. Specifically the […]

Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake hits Umbria, Italy

(Coat of Arms; Amatrice, Italy) Early this morning (local time) a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit the Province of Rieti in central Italy. (Map of Rieti Province of Italy) The town of Amatrice in the neighboring region of Umbria was especially hard it. The mayor has stated that: says residents are buried under the debris of collapsed buildings […]

Overnight Open Thread With Music

Last night while I was poking around YouTube looking for the Irish Rover music I posted I came across something I’d never heard before. The Blues Brother’s doing Sink the Bismark. It was supposed to be part of the set they played at Bob’s Country Bunker, but it was cut from the movie and never shown. […]