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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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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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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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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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St Bertoline’s Church

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Bertoline%27s_Church,_Barthomley– St Bertoline’s Church, Barthomley is in the village of Barthomley, Cheshire, England. The church has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.[1] It is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Macclesfield and the deanery of Congleton.[2] The church stands in … Continue reading

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