Monthly Archives: September 2012

Early American Exceptionalism

by Jay Steel Hackenbracht This is a story about early American Exceptionalism. Oppressed people Came to America because they had a dream that there was a better opportunity for them to excel and contribute to society. This belief was fueled by the … Continue reading

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To Resolve Misunderstanding

“If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend.”  — Abraham Lincoln “Many times, there is no conflict— the hard part is simply getting the conversation started.” (Remember the free toaster the … Continue reading

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The Greatest Weapon

Selling books door-to-door for three summers as an undergrad student, we were assigned to read, re-read, and re-read again, Og Mandino’s classic book, The Greatest Salesman in the World. In such a job, one quickly comes to the understanding that one’s biggest competitor … Continue reading

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Favorite Freeware

I finally did it. After too many years of “could you just look at my computer?” I finally have my new “Swiss-Army-Knife-on-a-Flash-Drive,” dedicated to the Quick Fix– seven folders of categorized software for all that ails a PC. It is not the … Continue reading

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Richard Steele 1672-1729

Wiki on Sir Richard Steele Sir Richard Steele (bap. 12 March 1672 – 1 September 1729) was an Irish writer and politician, remembered as co-founder, with his friend Joseph Addison, of the magazine The Spectator. Life Steele was born in Dublin, Ireland in March 1672 to Richard Steele, … Continue reading

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Johannes Althusius– The First Federalist

“Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” –Thomas Jefferson: Declaration of Independence, 1776. The sovereignty of the state belongs to the people. Before the American Revolution– even before Socrates and Plato– jurists and … Continue reading

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Catholic Museum of Bagamoyo

The Catholic Museum of Bagamoyo tells the history of slavery and German Colonialism, and the history of missions in East Africa.  Bagamoyo Parish has the honor of being the “Mother of all Parishes in East Africa.”  There is much history here, having been … Continue reading

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William Steele 1610-1680

Wikisource quotes the British National history at,_William_(DNB00): Steele, William (d. 1680), Lord Chancellor of Ireland, son of Richard Steele of Sandbach, Cheshire, was admitted to Caius College, Cambridge, in 1627, and was scholar there 1629–31. He entered Gray’s Inn … Continue reading

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The President and First Lady Invite Pope Benedict

The Order of Saint Benedict has had a strong tie with Tanzania since 1887. Pope John Paul II visited Tanzania in 1964. From January 2008, in Tanzanian Affairs, we find this at: Pope Benedict XVI has promised to visit Tanzania … Continue reading

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Lord Burghley 1520-1598

Lord Burghley served as Principal Secretary to Queen Elizabeth I. He was an excellent administrator and brought order and stability to the Royal Court and House of Lords. He believed in religious tolerance, so long as subjects were loyal to the … Continue reading

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