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Taxes under Constantine –

Taxes under Constantine –

“A people elated by pride, or soured by discontent, are seldom qualified to form a just estimate of their actual situation. The subjects of Constantine were incapable of discerning the decline of genius and manly virtue, which so far degraded them below the dignity of their ancestors; but they could feel and lament the rage of tyranny, the relaxation of discipline, and the increase of taxes.”

5 Apps that mark your place! or do they?

5 Apps that mark your place! or do they?

In our tiny beachside cottage on a sheltered Vancouver Island bay, a stones throw from the water, I felt like the painting by Millais, The Boyhood of Raleigh, peering out into the Salish Sea wondering what was going on out there, a not too distant horizon of islands...

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Fred from Jupiter

Fred from Jupiter

war ein Traum vom einem Mann

Fred vom Jupiter, Fred vom Jupiter
Der Traum aller Fraun
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The Bonfire Plot: The Plot Uncovered

The Bonfire Plot: The Plot Uncovered

In the last part of our tale, we find Guy Fawkes, the brave Yorkshire man and experienced miner and sapper soldier, being questioned by the King, having been interrupted in his work of blowing up Parliament. The others are rushing north to the Midlands and preparing...

Lammas Day Celebrations,

Lammas Day Celebrations,

  We are baking bread for Lammas Day- Aug 1st,  the festival of the wheat harvest, the first harvest festival of the year. In the medieval agricultural year, Lammas also marked the end of the hay harvest that had begun after Midsummer. At the end of hay-making a...

Out of Africa an entrepreneurial society emerges.

Out of Africa an entrepreneurial society emerges.

So whoever wins the presidential election should recognize that sub-Saharan Africa’s more than one billion people represent markets for American goods, Ichikowitz said. Positive outreach to Africa would also provide opportunities to bring African and African-American entrepreneurs together, given their common history of oppression. That would be true win-win-win.