Those About To Die 1 – The Games

NERO WAS EMPEROR and for two weeks the mob had been rioting uncontrolled in the streets of Rome. The economy of the greatest empire that the world had ever seen was coming apart like an unraveling sweater. The cost of maintaining Rome's gigantic armed forces, equipped with the latest catapults, ballistae, and fast war galleys, was bleeding the nation white and in addition there were the heavy subsidies that had to be paid to the satellite nations dependent on Rome for support. The impoverished government had neither the funds nor the power to stop the riots. In this crisis, the…

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Those About To Die – A Story Of Gladiatorial Rome

Those About To Die~A Story Of Gladitorial RomeBy Daniel P. Mannix Author's Note So many sources were used in preparing this volume that it would be impossible to name them all. In many cases, only a single reference was taken from a book. However, some of the main works dealing with gladiatorial games are listed in the Bibliography. Some of the sequences, especially the description of the shows at the time of Carpophorus, are a compendium of many sources. In describing how Carpophorus trained the animals that had relations with women, I used Apuleius and also the technique employed by…

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How To Survive Tough Times(Addendum-Getting Started)

We've covered a lot in this small series. How to harvest wealth from natural resources Create wealth through selling your skills or a product to others Acquire wealth by finding value and reselling it Invest in yourself, the consumables needed for living and for cash flow Getting and keeping out of consumer debt And protecting yourself from the thieves in our society What I have presented to you are the very basic ways in which wealth can be generated and kept.  You will need to flesh out the details for yourself, depending upon your own circumstances and inclination/aptitudes/resources. After reading…

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How To Survive Tough Times(Part VI-Privacy In The IT Age)

Why might it be a good idea to maintain a little bit of privacy in our lives, especially when it comes to our financial dealings? Financially, the World is made up of basically two types of people.  Those who actually harvest, create or acquire wealth (The Producers) and those who use force or guile to steal this money (The Thieves). Most of us work very hard to get the money we need for survival and to increase our standard of living.  We expend our energy week after week, in producing this wealth for a full year. But at the end…

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How To Survive Tough Times(Part V-Generating Capital and Cash-Flow)

Finding Work Harvesting Natural Resources Creating Wealth by building something or selling your skills Acquiring Wealth by owning or controlling wealth created by others What do all of these have in common? In just about all cases, once you stop working, so does your income. No Productivity = No Wealth Generation What a sad state of affairs.  You mean to tell me that I will have to continue working all of my life to receive wealth or the income needed for my survival? Not necessarily! There are certain forms of wealth you can have which can generate capital and income…

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How To Survive Tough Times(Part IV-Acquiring Wealth)

What do I mean by acquiring wealth? Sounds like a much easier way to get wealth than by creating it yourself (through harvesting natural resources, trading your time and skills, inventing, building, or actually making and selling a product or service). By acquiring wealth I mean you are getting some form of wealth that has already been created by someone else through legal and moral means (not theft). In other words, you are not the person doing the creation of the wealth-you are using something you have to get this wealth that has been or will be created by someone…

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How To Survive Tough Times(Part III-Creating Wealth)

We have already talked a little bit about Basic Economics, How To Find Work when you desperately need it and how to Harvest Wealth from Natural Resources. Now we will learn how to CREATE Wealth-seemingly out of thin air! What do I mean by Creating Wealth? Remember that you can Harvest Wealth from nature. You can Create Wealth though the intelligent investment of your thoughts, time and effort. Through the use of these seemingly intangible things, you can create wealth beyond your wildest dreams! -if you spend the time and effort, you can learn a skill and be highly paid…

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How To Survive Tough Times(Part II-Harvesting Wealth)

We have already talked a little bit about Basic Economics and How To Find Work when you desperately need it. Now we will talk a little bit about how to Harvest Wealth and Trade it to others for a portion of their wealth. Remember, in this series of articles, when we talk about wealth, we are talking about things we can use ~ things that will help us survive or increase our standard of living. (food, clothing, homes, cars, books, jewelry, cd players, computers ~ Things). What do we mean by harvesting wealth? Kind of cryptic - but I titled…

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How To Survive Tough Times(Part I-Finding Work)

Someone once said . . . Tough Times Don't Last-But Tough People Do! There are times when each of us may have to tighten our belts a notch or two. Whether due to loss of income or other forces outside of our control we may sometimes be hungry, cold, thirsty, scared or frustrated. What can we do to tide us over until times are a little bit better? First, let us talk a little bit about human nature. Realize that our desires are almost infinite in number. When we are hungry, we may desire food. When we see an attractive…

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How To Survive Tough Times

"Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."-- George Washington NOTE: I'm really just a poor mountain boy from the high up hills; we aren't filthy rich billionaires, but we aren't exactly poor neither. What I have done is read, studied, applied, and practiced all of the methods we will be discussing and maybe learned a thing or two along the way. I am trying to keep these articles as basic as I can, as there is, in MHO such a misunderstanding and ignorance about true…

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