The Mystery of Buffalo Calf Road Woman

The woman warrior who killed General Custer “Numerical superiority is of no consequence. In battle, victory will go to the best tactician."- G. A. Custer” In movies, the male Native American warriors rode off into battle while their women stayed at home cooking, cleaning, and waiting for their triumphant return. This wasn't always the case and there are many stories about brave women warriors who fought alongside their men. One of these warriors was the mysterious Buffalo Calf Road Woman who fought against Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. A strong woman warrior Born in the 1850's,…

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The Strange Case of Shakespeare’s Disappearance

Shakespeare disappeared from the history books from the year 1585 to 1592. “Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” ― William Shakespeare, The Tempest To be or not to be.  That is the question.' And the story of this famous playwright is not without a few questions. William Shakespeare lived a very productive life, but history lost touch with him between the years 1585 when the baptism of his twins was recorded, and 1592, when playwright Robert Greene wrote in a pamphlet that Shakespeare was an "upstart crow". What happened during these 7 years referred to by historians…

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What Do the Taliban Believe and Will Women Face Their Wrath?

A return to Islamic shariah law would be disastrous for Afghani women “If they lived in Saudi Arabia, under Shari’a law, these college girls in their pretty scarves wouldn’t be free to study, to work, to drive, to walk around. In Saudi Arabia girls their age and younger are confined, are forced to marry, and if they have sex outside of marriage they are sentenced to prison and flogged. According to the Quran, their husband is permitted to beat them and decide whether they may work or even leave the house; he may marry other women without seeking their approval,…

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What’s In The $1.2 Trillion Dollar Infrastructure Bill?

How will our tax dollars be spent and is it a good investment?Well, the infrastructure bill passed and it is the largest one since the great civic works of the Great Depression.  Where is our money going?  Are there some hidden agendas?  Is it a good idea?A breakdown of where the money is goingRoads and bridges: $110 billionRailroads: $66 billionPower grid: $65 billionBroadband: $65 billionWater: $55 billion‘Resilience’: $47 billion (Cybersecurity and Climate Change Mitigation)Public transit: $39 billionAirports: $25 billionRemediation: $21 billion (funds to clean up brownfield and superfund sites, abandoned mines, and old oil and gas wells that need to…

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Geronimo, the Wickedest Indian Who Ever Lived and His Regrets

The warrior who would not die On his deathbed, Geronimo, known to the Chiricahua Apache as Goyathlay, the One Who Yawns, expressed a single regret to his nephew: "I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive." Geronimo was a name that brought fear to even the strongest of men. A guerrilla fighter who evaded capture from more than a quarter of the US Army for more than 25 years. Who was Geronimo? Geronimo (1829-1909), known as the 'Wickedest Indian who ever lived', was an Apache leader, guerrilla fighter, and medicine man best…

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The Story Of The Two-Headed Snake

There once was a two-headed snake. He was rather indecisive as one head saw a nice mouse to eat and the other saw a baby rabbit so he was always being pulled in different directions. (he was also rather skinny 🙂 Now he reminds me of this great Nation we all live in. Half of us want to go one way and half of us want to go the other. Both of us are interested in what is good for the entire body, but we have different tastes and are being presented with different options. As to who is presenting…

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What Would Gandalf Say To Covid-19

We live in uncertain times, not knowing whether tomorrow might bring sickness or health, wealth or poverty or even tp or no tp. And with uncertainty can also come stress, worry, depression and anger which are never good things to have hanging around. My wife and I were recently talking about how situations like the coronavirus that is upon us brings out either the best or the worst in some folks. Fear may cause us to push our way to the head of the line to make sure we ‘get ours’ or faith may cause us to ask our elderly…

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The Story Of President ‘Mad-Dog’ Sid Markham

Once upon a time, there was a hotly contested race for President. Half of the Country wanted Sleepy Bill Blathers and the other half wanted Mad-Dog Sid.* Now Sid was a no-nonsense businessman and really had the country’s best interests at heart, but his mouth was constantly getting him in trouble. Whereas Sleepy Bill couldn’t remember much anymore, but it didn’t really matter because if he was elected he had other people who would step in and help him with their agenda. It came down to the wire, but Sid eventually came out on top after a long-drawn out battle…

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Why I Will Miss Today’s Outrage Culture

I’m going to miss it when the current “outrage culture” we live in goes away after the reality of being in the worst depression in US history kicks in… and people go back into survival mode instead of today’s current weak “what can I be offended by on someone else’s behalf today?” mode. Coffee too hot? Sue and get the bucks. Want to practice free speech? Break into Walmart and grab a TV. Not wearing a mask? Punch ’em in the face (or worse). Personally, I’ve always been too busy trying to earn a living and raise a family to…

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The Great Unsinkable Ship Titanic America Has Hit An Iceberg

I never dreamed that I would have to face the prospect of not living in the United States of America, at least not the one I have known all my life.  I have never wished to live anywhere else.  This is my home and I was privileged to be born here. But today I woke up and as I had my morning coffee, I realized that everything is changing for the worse.  No matter how I vote, no matter what I say, no matter how much I pray, something evil has invaded our nation, and our lives are never going…

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