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The Civil War

Well, it’s more properly called Wars because there were at least 6 distinct ones (along with several wars of conquest). The first two were between the Long Parliament and Charles the First and ended with his execution in 1648. In 1649 the Rump Parliament drove the forces of his son and heir Charles the Second …

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That Was The Week That Was- Part 2

Don’t for one moment forget that even though he speaks softly wit a furrowed brow from a small serious mouth, Mike Pence id a liar on equal footing with Trump.

Let’s Celebrate Columbus Day!

There’s little doubt that humans inhabited North, Central, and South America over 12,000 years ago and that they developed some pretty advanced civilizations, some of which bosted population concentrations (Cities) higher not only than their European contemporaries but larger that they would achieve until nearly modern times. So to say he “discovered” it is a …

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That Was The Week That Was

 

The Missouri Compromise

I was born in French Territory in the Mid-West but I have lived all over New England (well, except for Rhode Island and Vermont) for most of my life. Weird stuff happens all the time and the natives have a very peculiar sense of humor.

Sharks

A Short History of Puerto Rico Quilting Bee Nana Essie

Age Appropriate

Among my bad habits is the fact I watch terrible “Reality” TV programming on the History and Discovery Channels. One or the other had a show a while back about a gun shop owner whose claim to fame was that he invented a noise suppressor for an AK-47, something that was generally considered impossible because …

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Failing Up

A person who owes you $10 is a deadbeat. A person who owes you $10 Million is a valued customer. IRS awards multimillion-dollar fraud-prevention contract to Equifax By STEVEN OVERLY and NANCY SCOLA, Politico 10/03/2017 The IRS will pay Equifax $7.25 million to verify taxpayer identities and help prevent fraud under a no-bid contract issued …

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Mike “Mad Dog” Pence

Well, actually his chief of staff Nick Ayers. Pence’s chief of staff floats ‘purge’ of anti-Trump Republicans to wealthy donors By ANDREW RESTUCCIA and MATTHEW NUSSBAUM, Politico 10/03/2017 Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff railed against congressional leaders in closed-door remarks to wealthy donors and called for a “purge” if GOP lawmakers don’t quickly …

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Death And Taxes

Actually, mostly Taxes. Now here’s a subtle point of Modern Monetary Theory that thwarted me for a while but I think I’ve got a grip on it finally. They spend a lot of time emphasizing the importance of Taxes. Wha?! MMT is that feel good stuff about how it doesn’t matter how much money you …

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