04/15/2019 archive

Notre Dame is burning.

The roof is fully engaged, the central spire has collapsed, the medieval stained glass windows (I’ve worked with stained glass a bit) are threatened with destruction not to mention the many Gargoyles and sculptures and other priceless art inside the Cathedral. They started building it in 1160 which means it’s 859 years old. It’s incredibly …

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Pondering the Pundits

Pondering the Pundits” is an Open Thread. It is a selection of editorials and opinions from> around the news medium and the internet blogs. The intent is to provide a forum for your reactions and opinions, not just to the opinions presented, but to what ever you find important. Thanks to ek hornbeck, click on …

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Opium Wars

In 1820 China had the largest economy in the world. By 1787 the British East India Company was selling them 680,000 pounds of Opium a year. They weren’t the only providers, just one of the bigger ones. Among the English they had a Crown Monopoly on the Trade. By 1833 they were providing 5.1 Million …

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The Breakfast Club (Impossibility)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:00am (ET) (or …

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