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Marcus Aurelius was one of the most respected emperors in Roman history, becoming famous for The Meditations, a collection of his thoughts, Stoic beliefs, and notes on his life. In ''A Christmas Carol'' Charles Dickens introduces the character of the ghost of Marley into the story to warn Scrooge of the consequences of his selfish life. The Circumlocution Office, satirized in Charles Dickens's book Little Dorrit (1857), is shown as run purely for the benefit of its incompetent officials.
The key difference between a democracy and a republic lies in the limits placed on government by the law, which has implications for minority rights. While all recent presidents supported the Boy Scout movement, only Gerald Ford achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. According to the author, the idea that Roosevelt knew ahead of time of the attack on Pearl Harbor is a myth that has become, for many, historical fact. With Japanese planes still swarming overhead, a reporter climbed to the roof of radio station and broadcasted the first eyewitness account of the attack.
When it comes to basic life skills, let’s be honest, older generations are often astonished by how little Millennials know.
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A mini rant on the stupid things that people thank God for. CAUTION: May be offensive to some people. In 1945, Churchhill and Roosevelt handed over all the captured Cossacks to the Red Army, men, women and children, knowing full well the fate that awaited them. A barrage balloon is used to defend against aircraft attack by raising aloft cables which pose a collision risk, making the attacker's approach more difficult.
What if you could get your own immigrant? Get out your checkbook and help solve the problem. Operation Barbarossa was the code name for the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 to conquer the Soviet Union to use Slavs, especially Poles, as a slave-labour force and to seize the oil reserves and agricultural resources of the Soviets. The old ''$5 gag gift'' for the office party no longer costs $5 bucks, and it could also cost you your job. The founder and CEO of My Pillow just invested $1 million into the production of a pro-life movie that exposes Planned Parenthood.
As one of the Congressmen pointed out later in the hearing: ‘there’s no act that’s too brutal for Planned Parenthood'. CAUTION: Graphic Abortion Illustrations. The Republic of China Air Force is the aviation branch of the Republic of China Armed Forcesprimary mission is the defense of the airspace over and around Taiwan. ''The Ballad of Buster Scruggs'' swerves from goofy to ghastly so deftly and so often that you can’t always tell which is which. All I can say is, I liked it. Spreading the word of God can be a dangerous profession, especially if your targeted audience likes things the way they are.
Some people march to a different drummer. This fellow could have built one heck of a nice home for what he has invested in an old stripped out airliner. Historically, Democrats supported strong borders because they knew American workers could never compete with illegal immigrants. Now, they support open borders with potential new voters arriving daily. With 65'' smart televsions for $400 bucks, and other real deals, the Walmart Black Friday riots will be interesting viewing on the evening news. Roger Stone is a political operative, speaker, pundit, and New York Times Bestselling Author featured in the Netflix documentary ''Get me Roger Stone''.
On November 23, 1944 a B-17G bomber landed at an allied base in Cortonburg, Belgium with no crew members on board. The idiot's guide for voting your conscience. The Battle of the Somme was a joint operation between British and French forces to achieve a victory over the Germans after 18 months of trench deadlock. Homemade coffins and caskets range from simple pine boxes to elaborate works of art.
Twitter and Facebook are wonderful ways of sharing information, but it may be that because we’re sharing our prejudices, they’re making us dumber.
With over 50,000 patients buried out back, the lunatic asylum in Weston, West Virginia is deemed one of the most haunted hospitals in America.
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The weapon used when a person targets someone with whom they previously had a romantic relationship is a gun. Kulula Airways is one of three lower cost airlines flying domestically throughout South Africa.
You might be able to collect $100 from Yahoo’s massive data breach, if you fill out the paperwork and can prove your claim. Amidst a contentious midterm election season, two aspiring politicians in Vermont performed the song as an elegant aisle-crossing and a rare cross-party collaboration. I saw this birthday card in a Montana grocery store, and thought it was pretty clever. I should have bought it for a friend who I think would actually do something like this. Under the doctrine ''Ingravescentem aetatem'' meaning ''advanced age'', older Catholic Cardinals may not vote on church matters. Some, especially U.S. Millennials, think this should apply to everyone.
While others looked for the extraordinary outside the ordinary, Thoreau found it in the ordinary. This situation requires more lipstick. Home dish users only do this once, while RVers do it every time they move. This RV Satellite Finder makes it easy to find the best location to setup your Dish Network mobile satellite dish or dome as you travel. Not only do the manufactures supply dozens of these $1,200 headsets to each team, they pay the NFL over $50 million a year for the privilege of doing so.
When grilling, untrimmed fat burns and can hurt the taste of the steak. But, when cooking at lower temps, fat will make the steak juicy and better tasting. From rundown prisons to defunct hospitals to hotels with resident ghosts, discover the creepiest spot in your state…if you dare. Elizabeth Warren asks Trump to ''Pay Up'' after DNA test going back 10 generations shows her to be 1/1024th Native American. Or, maybe South American. This is way too much information about the binoculars used on submarines, but it is interesting that collectors are so interested in the subject.
19th century ship owners who had insured their vessels realized that they might earn more money if the ship sank than if the ship made it to its destination. During both World Wars, thousands of Americans loaned their binoculars to the U.S. Navy, and most were returned when the fighting stopped. In the 1870's, Samuel Plimsoll designed a marking on the ship’s hull that would let inspectors know if the ship was overloaded and too dangerous to set sail.
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Some people are pathological liars, meaning they can't stop spreading misinformation about themselves and others. The Electoral College makes sure that the President is elected as chief executive of a union of all the states, not just a few high population cities. Even if you're not looking to make your life a lot easier you'll want these 27 clever household items. Instead of the loanshark-like terms of the typical payday loan, users have the freedom to pay Earnin whatever amount (including $0) they want for the service.
Advice and Consent has become Search and Destroy. Anita Hill made her claim to fame by accusing Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment during his supreme court confirmation hearing back in 1991. 15 Things You Didn't Know About Tipping Ann Coulter says: ''It’s clear that the Republicans are simply too white to get the job done.''
In the case of Christine Blasey Ford, she is not a medical doctor, but boasts a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Southern California. Because their lobbying power, restaurants are one of the only industries that gets away with not paying minimum wage. Renting a pair of crutches and having a good story can get you out of something you don't want to do. There is no truth-in-advertising law governing federal candidates. They can legally lie about almost anything they want, and broadcasters are not allowed to edit or refuse ads, even if they know them to be false.
Mount Everest has been summited by more than 4,000 people, who left a trail of garbage, human waste and bodies. Democrat Cory Booker forgets he admitted in a college newspaper article that he groped a unwilling drunk girl as a teen. There is something seriously wrong with this sign. Click to learn 5 things you need to know about maple syrup. Insults often come from people who just don't like anyone different than they are.
These violent storms occur around the world, but the United States is a major hotspot with about a thousand tornadoes every year. Borders and walls have always had enemies that are ready to take them down. ''They told me, ‘this is disrespectful,’ and that I need to get out there and replace the flag right then, in a hurricane.'' When a witness decides to enter the protection program, U.S. Marshals immediately arrive at his home to whisk the witness and his famly away.
The idea that using the time-tested ''OK'' gesture means ''White Power'' is B as in B, S as in S. Confronting people with facts proving a belief wrong does not change their minds. Rather, people tend to disregard the proof and harden the false belief. A clever blogger made Anthony Weiner spoof a new Nike ad using quarterback Colin Kaepernick that touts his ''sacrifice'' in disrespecting the national anthem. Many think others sacrificed much more. Darkest of all Catholic secrets, it is a history of children who entered orphanages but did not leave them alive.
Diamonds are not an investment, most people would be lucky to get half of what they paid if they tried to sell a ring the day after they bought it. John McCain's brain-cancer diagnosis in July 2017 freed his tongue, and tested his mettle, in all the ways he relished. The holiday evolved out of decades of tensions between workers and unions on one side, and state security forces and employers on the other. During the early days of World War II, the Civil Air Patrol played an important part as an Army Air Corps auxiliary program, using their own planes to fly anti-submarine missions off the East and Gulf coasts.
The speed record set by a F-106A in 1959 for a single-engine jet still stands. That’s quite an accomplishment for an airplane that first flew more than 60 years ago. In the case of the death of Senator John McCain, the White House was following the official Flag Code as approved by Congress, somethng the seething hatred of President Trump by the media chose to ignore. Roberta McCain (born February 7, 1912) is the widow of Admiral John S. McCain Jr. and mother of the late Senator John S. McCain III.. In 1929 Congress authorized pilgrimages to the European cemeteries by mothers and widows of members of the military who died in World War I.
LIttle-known facts about the making of the 1974 classic film ''The Godfather''. Live webcam feed from the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale Marine Sanctuary off the island of Maui. This stack of 14,600,000 bolivars, or about $2.22 USD, would buy this chicken in Venezuela in August, 2018. Our brains are constantly betraying us, transforming our memories every time we think about them.
Telling someone you murdered the guest of honor would definitely be on the list of things not to say. If Kim Jong Un starts anything, it would only take one U.S. nuclear submarine to take out the entire country. How are saintly people different from 'evil' ones? What does 'good' really mean?
Engineers at Caltech have developed a new control algorithm that enables a single drone to herd an entire flock of birds away from airports. Editorials in more than 100 newspapers, all on the same day, will decry President Trump's anti-press rhetoric. Weight loss experts say the time to start thinking and living as a thinner, healthier person is right now. Lots of research has shown social support and good health are connected. My daughter Sarah (left center) and friends.
There are many things that amuse, confuse, baffle and astound Irish people about life in America. The Lost Squadron of six P-38s and two B-17s landed on Greenland ice in 1942 due to bad weather and low fuel, during a mission called Operation Bolero. They do things differently in Oregon, not because it is a foreign country, although many Americans wish it were. National Park visitors reported the man was harassing and herding bison, and he is being held without bail while awaiting trial.
A public university president in Oregon gives new meaning to the idea of a pensioner. If your laptop is coming with you on a trip, you'll need to take same precautions to keep it safe. In 2009, Bernie Madoff's scheme, possibly the biggest investment fraud in the nation's history, was among the hardest to uncover. There is nothing more British than fish and chips. So how, when and where did this quintessentially British dish come about?
Cops can take cash and property from people without convicting or charging them with a crime through a practice known as civil asset forfeiture. This parent solved the problem right away. Are your kids grown up and old enough to be self-sufficient, yet they're still living with you? Being a mailman is hard work. As senior vice president of health affairs for the University of Florida, Dr. David Guzick's salary is $1.2 million per year.


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