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Why We Have Usury

( life / money / economy / history )
Wow. Talk about the good ol' days. OK, it wasn't all good, obviously, but, wow."Because of Usury prohibition, there was no Banking. There was an economy based on the understanding that men share the common fate of having to wrest a living from the Earth, and that brotherly love, and not money... read more

Xi Jinping Declares War On Genghis Khan

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"Last month, an exhibition on Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire was cancelled at the last moment by the History Museum in Nantes, in France, due to pressures from the Chinese Embassy. The latter had asked to remove from the name of the exhibition the words Genghis Khan, Mongol, and Empi... read more

Celebrities Born In Sacramento

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Here at imdb.com are several celebrities born in Sacramento (my home town), in alphabetical order by first name, and only the ones I've heard of. Click their name for a duckduckgo search.Adrienne BarbeauAdrienne Jo Barbeau is an American actress and author best known for her roles on the TV series ... read more

When Antarctica Was A Rainforest

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Go to antarcticOnce upon a time, there was a swampy rainforest near the bottom of the world. Buried sediment extracted from the seafloor off West Antarctica...... read more

Ancient Origins Website

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Possibly interesting. See their website or RSS feed... read more

RFK Jr. On JFK's Attempts To End The Cold War

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"Bolshakov smuggled a letter, the first of 21 declassified in 1993, to JFK's press secretary, Pierre Salinger, in a folded newspaper. In it, Khrushchev expressed regret about Vienna and embraced JFKs proposal for a path to peace and disarmament." JFK's Vision of Peace: RF... read more

Benjamin Franklin Called Traitor For Informing People About Actions Of Gov't

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Go to Like Edward Snowden, Benjamin Franklin Was Called a Traitor For Informing the People About the Actions of its Government."In 1773, Benjamin Franklin leaked confidential information by releasing letters written by then Lt. Governor of Massachusetts Thomas Hutchinson and his secretary Andr... read more

Ekaterina Dzhugashvili, Stalin's Mother

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And this, people, is why you shouldn't beat your child (any more than you have to) ..."She Stalin's mother once asked her son, 'Joseph, what exactly are you now?' He replied, 'do you remember the Tsar? Well, I'm like a tsar.' 'You'd have done better to have been a priest,' she said in respons... read more

History

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Here's a great historical timeline sort of site: fsmitha.comHistory Unplugged PodcastNatural Born in regard to presidential candidates was clearly defined in The Law of Nations by Emerich de Vattel, published in 1758 and relied on heavily by the framers of the Constitution. Natural Born wa... read more

Something To Ponder

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Railroad tracksThe US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That's an exceedingly odd number.Why was that gauge used? Because that's the way they built them in England, and English expatriates designed the US railroads.Why did the English build them like that? B... read more

San Francisco In 1906

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Things were a lot more freely-moving back then. And the kids seemed to be having fun. Reminds me of Russian traffic today, only they have slightly newer forms of transportation now. :) san-Francisco-1905-historical-footage"A film taken from a streetcar traveling down Market St... read more


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