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Thomas W. Phillips 1835-1912

From Genealogical and Personal History of Western Pennsylvania, Volume 3, John Woolf Jordan, Lewis historical Publishing Company, 1915, pp. 1624-1638. Thomas W. Phillips, son of Ephraim and Ann (Newton) Phillips, was born in Lawrence county, Pennsylvania, February 23, 1835, died … Continue reading

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The Other 1%

On a previous post, I mentioned that about 1% of the people we meet are going to be sociopathic. This shouldn’t be a big surprise. No one promised that life was going to be fair, and if we take a … Continue reading

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Israel and Iran: A love story?

From: http://www.ted.com/talks/israel_and_iran_a_love_story.html and: http://www.ted.com/speakers/ronny_edry.html– ‘When war between Israel and Iran seemed imminent, Israeli graphic designer Ronny Edry shared a poster on Facebook of himself and his daughter with a bold message: “Iranians … we [heart] you.” Other Israelis quickly created … Continue reading

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The Oracle at Delphi

Alexander the Great and the Oracle at Delphi “Alexander the Great visited the Delphic Oracle wishing to hear a prophecy that he would soon conquer the entire ancient world. To his surprise the oracle refused a direct comment and asked … Continue reading

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Sir David Steel– How my father changed history

From http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/features/3633208/How-my-father-changed-history.html– Maureen Paton 12:01 AM BST 02 Jul 2007 Sir David Steel talks to Maureen Paton about the church minister seen as a dangerous subversive for speaking out against Britain’s brutal suppression of the Mau Mau revolt. It’s an … Continue reading

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Penn Jillette

Penn Jillette is a funny guy. He also has some practical insights into our modern belief systems. Professing Atheism, he seems to be a thinking, loving person. His viewpoint comes across as, well, very American. I would be delighted to … Continue reading

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Solomon and Protasia

If you have ever visited a third world country, you have probably noticed some of the problems that they don’t have, that we, in our dualistic, western culture, tend to see as essential. We first met our friend Solomon about 30 years ago. … Continue reading

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