A Brief History of England
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Nov 21, 2017 - 7:24am
A Brief History of England

Prompted by Opher Goodwin's article describing the British as mongrels, I offer the following ditty penned last year by my alter ego, The Darn-Poor Rhymer.   A Brief History of England From 871 to the Present (To be sung, by those with stamina, to “While shepherds watched their flocks by night”)   King Alfred first did codify The English common law, Which does to everyone apply; To rich as well as poor.   The men of Wessex ruled the lands, The forests and the plains. But then, along came raiding-bands; So next, we tried the Danes.   Wise King Canute said to his moot, While sitting by the sea, “My friends, you may give me the boot If one wave touches me.”   But English history has a tide That’s predisposed to tangles; Canute’s descendants were off-side. So next, we tried the Angl…

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NaNoWriMo special: Naming characters

45,000 words! Way ahead of schedule on National Novel Writing Month.  Naming characters is one of the great joys of a fiction writer, when it's not one of their great nightmares. We all want to come up with the next Sherlock Holmes, or Indiana Jones, or Stan Lee. …

Nov 21, 2017 - 1:32am

  AWAKENING CHUMPS!   President Tweet’s poll figures throughout his first year in office have been historically low when it comes to approval figures. Much of the time in the 30% range.   But for Tubularsock, polls are not that trustworthy to really give a true picture of anyt…

Nov 21, 2017 - 12:29am
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I see some of the hateful comments from many brainwashed Nazi American traitors who blindly worship hired killers who invade and destroy others lands based on greed from bankers who bribe our corrupted politicians. Out of the 241 years the US has existed, we have been at war 224 of those years and N…

Nov 20, 2017 - 8:03pm
The British are European. We are mongrels and prou…

I hear all this rubbish about us being Anglo-Saxon as if we are an homogenous race apart from Europe and the rest of the world. It is simply not true. I believe people do not really know what they are talking about.   We British are a mixture of races – mainly European but…

Nov 20, 2017 - 7:18pm
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Money is only secondary to power and control

Insurance depends on government legislated monopolies. We are forced to buy car insurance. Forced into Obama care to pay insurance. I never bought health insurance cause I take supplements that prevent most health problems. Without being forced by law to buy. Insurance would only have idiots for cus…

Nov 20, 2017 - 4:07pm
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  • - Nov 20, 2017 - 10:46pm
  • - by Bill H.
You've Been Had!

A bill of goods. That is what this nation has been sold by the person of the current President of the US. We've been deceived, swindled, and taken advantage of by the administration as pledge after pledge has been negated by the actions taken by this President and his henchmen. And yet, his loyal f…

Nov 20, 2017 - 3:00pm
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I'm God's beloved son and I have peace.

Identity is a critical matter. Speaking as one who has dealt with same-sex attraction, but thankfully had a firm foundation/support based principally on God's word, but also with the blessings of a family, church, and school communities that relied on God's word, I made a decision during college yea…

Nov 20, 2017 - 2:06pm
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The insurance companies are to blame for problems…

It was the insurance companies' fault, not Obama's, though he can be blamed for not micromanaging the development of the program before and during launch. And that's why Romney was able to make his version start out shaky and pull itself together to be surprisingly decent for what it should nev…

Nov 20, 2017 - 12:03pm
The Disaster of What Basic Income Would Become

Although maybe well meaning by some, the premise of Guaranteed Basic Income would be nothing short of a disaster.  Currently in the US we already have such a program called Welfare.  While yes Welfare has prevented things like mass starvation it has built and reinforced generational povert…

Nov 20, 2017 - 10:08am
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The Holy Inquisition of Political Correctness and…

Watching the goings-on in the modern academia is a hazardous occupation. From the point of view of many actors on that scene, all they are doing is cleaning the scene of "toxicity" - real or imaginary. The viewer, though, gets the full dose of the toxicity directly in his/her face... but it is rath…

Nov 20, 2017 - 9:17am
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It is the Mad Moon

The mad thresher  In  golden moon's glow Gleans the solemn harvest From barren earth below Seeds were sown In wanton abandon In gardens bereft of care Left fallow land and Their fruits then only spare But from a seed Forests may someday flourish For not all need Our attention to be nourish…

Nov 20, 2017 - 8:46am
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Bleeding Cross

By Aaron Dawbot Plot Some evil things are happening to the residents of an elderly care facility. Heinous murders that leave mutilated corpses. Thomas Arsen and his team of demon hunters are on the scene. Can they stop the evil from spreading? Okay, this is another one where the blurb was better…

Nov 19, 2017 - 7:01pm
Popular Government Cannot Flourish Without Virtue

It is certainly true that a popular government cannot flourish without virtue in the people. -- Richard Henry Lee letter to Colonel Martin Pickett — 1786 Is there no virtue among us? If there be not, we are in a wretched situation. No theoretical checks-no form of government can …

Nov 19, 2017 - 12:45pm
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The fallacy of stricter gun laws

Is this really the question!? Do you believe with stricter gun laws you can get the homicide numbers down? I doubt that deeply. At the moment I am living in Switzerland where people enjoy very very liberal gun laws.   Most of my swiss friends have a privately owned semi-automatic assault rifle …

Nov 19, 2017 - 10:48am
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Sexual Players and Inappropriate Advances.

  In light of the recent rash of allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviors of celebrities, I want to bring up an angle that the various talking heads are steering away from: How does promiscuity play into this issue?   Back in my oilpatch days, I was away from home a lot. I just needed…

Nov 19, 2017 - 10:04am
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The EU Have Twigged That Banks Are Setting Up

The European Central Bank has warned banks that some of their Brexit plans are inadequate as they involve setting up “empty shell” operations in the EU that are not properly staffed.   The Frankfurt-based institution said “elements in a number” of relocation plans submit…

Nov 19, 2017 - 3:24am
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U.S. Army Finally Chooses M9 Replacement

The M9 is the US military’s  service pistol.  The M9 replaced the M1911 when it entered service in 1990. I remember when they did this. There was some concerns over stopping power when using the 9mm ball ammo.  A few arguments in favor of the switch from 45ACP to 9mm was increas…

Nov 18, 2017 - 10:04pm
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I think the beast is the government of man without consideration of God. The President's limousine ¨the beast¨ is an explicit symbol for this Spiritual reality.   September 13, 1976, The Kansas City Times reported and recorded my visit to the city and the Republican National Convent…

Nov 18, 2017 - 7:18pm
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The Paradise Papers - the immorality of the wealth…

  The effects of globalisation and automation are already being felt. The wealthy people owning the businesses are taking their factories to the Third World or bringing in automation in order to create more profit. People are being thrown out of high paying jobs into low-paying jobs or chucked …

Nov 18, 2017 - 5:06pm
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Diversity makes a society stronger.

When different cultures and people work together under the same umbrella, without prejudice, society works better, using they best of each and losing the worst.  When done wrong, with suspicion, racism and fear, that is what is destructive to society.   Diversity makes a society stronger. …

Nov 18, 2017 - 4:54pm
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I Cant Tell You What I Feel, but I Will Tell You W…

I'm back, Passion Blues here and yes that is my burning bra waving in the air before you. Please take caution, the fumes from the synthetic fibers can be hazardous to your health. My girls are certainly breathing better. When I started looking for a platform to share my passion for words, I was intr…

Nov 18, 2017 - 4:32pm
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  • - by Nasty
Ethics and Astronomy: On Imperfection

Christians are hypocrites. ....If you say," The man has a fault", We say," Not so. All Men have fault, that's why they worship the Lord" ...When scientists write an article for publication, do they hand in their first draft, or revise their articles and theories? Scientists make errors. .... T…

Nov 18, 2017 - 2:22pm
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