Bluff King Hal, a satire of English History

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       (VB: The funniest thing is I could teach this to college freshmen today and they'd all believe it.)       Henry VIII was a strong king with a very strong sense of humor and VIII...

Will there be any 9-11 Observances in 2041?

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I was born 169 years after the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776. I remember my first 4th of July celebration when I was 6, when my parents took me to...

Is this really a Pandemic?

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What's being sold is that "Pandemics" are bad, bad, bad. I don't want to get too lawyerly, but a pandemic is defined as an "infectious disease that has crossed national boundaries", not really mentioning...

When the Nobility turns Criminal

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Just before the Crusades around 1100 AD, the notion of noble character, noble thought and noble deeds arose among the noble classes of Europe. In fact, it's how they got their name, the Nobility,...

Science vs Natural Law and the Thin Red Line

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Whether they are aware or unaware of how the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Old Testament--Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy) was put together, as an oral tradition passed by generations of...

Judging Beauty, Goodness and Virtue

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"If you judge Beauty or Goodness or Virtue solely based on what you see in the mirror you will likely die a painful death...whether old or young. Just ask Kurt Cobain" from St George Frederick, an old friend returned.