Ben Franklin warned on seduction of political power

  The Constitutional Convention was in a deadlock over how large and small states could be represented equally. Some delegates left. Then, on June 28, 1787, 81-year-old Benjamin Franklin spoke and shortly after, the U.S. Constitution became a reality. Franklin stated: “Groping as it were in the dark to find political truth, and scarce able […] …

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NASA’s war with Gwyneth Paltrow goes out of this world

Flim-flam-glam? Or just a rip off? She’s at it again, folks. Gwyneth Paltrow’s “lifestyle” blog Goop is getting busy promoting anything but their banner line of cutting-edge wellness. Try cutting the edges to ensure the critically thinking-impaired feel stylish as they are fleeced of real dollars and cents. This unschooled generation, however, seems to play […] …

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Passenger throws coins into plane engine for good luck

You’ve probably seen people tossing coins in a fountain for good luck, but throwing change into the engine of an airplane you’re boarding seems a little counterproductive. But that’s exactly what an elderly woman did as she “prayed for safety” for her China Southern Airlines flight from Shanghai to Guangzhou on Tuesday. Media outlets including […] …

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The U.N. began with such high hopes. What happened?

Franklin Roosevelt coined the name “United Nations” for the allied countries fighting together against the National Socialist Workers Party (Nazi) and their totalitarian axis powers. Speaking on Justice for War Crimes, March 24, 1944, Roosevelt explained the original goal of the United Nations involved protecting the Jews: “In one of the blackest crimes of all […] …

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Early presidents overwhelmingly preoccupied with 1 issue

Thomas Jefferson wrote to Mr. Hammond in 1821: “The germ of dissolution of our federal government is in … the federal judiciary; an irresponsible body … working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief, over the field of jurisdiction, […] …

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