Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Murder of Jean Jaures – July 31, 1914

 Jean Jaures “What will the future be like, when the billions now thrown away in preparation for war are spent on useful things to increase the well-being of people, on the construction of decent houses for workers, on improving transportation, … Continue reading

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The Dust Bowl

Goodwell, Oklahoma, June 4, 1937. Anyone who has read Steinbeck’s “Grapes” or “Mice” or took an American History class in the middle of the last century has heard of the dust bowl – the “Dirty Thirties” as it used to … Continue reading

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Monday’s Laundry

How white the Monday laundry against a bright blue sky of summer hung from a clothesline stretching from a third floor window to the telephone pole watching grandma hang the clothes my feet pushing on the treadle while sitting at … Continue reading

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The Essence of Capitalism – Part II

Cecil Not too long ago I put up a post which got quite a number of hits: https://toritto.wordpress.com/2015/06/06/the-essence-of-capitalism/ In it I wrote of the current state of “big game” hunting in Africa, covering the taking of lions as trophies, the … Continue reading

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Ghost Dance

My father has much pity for us my father has much pity I hold out my hands toward him and cry in my poverty I hold out my hands in my poverty I cry. Wovóka the Paiute received the Na’nisa’ana … Continue reading

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The Sweet Sixteen

Sunday, July 26 Race/Topic   (Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination CNN/ORC Trump 18, Bush 15, Walker 10, Rubio 6, Huckabee 5, Carson 4, Cruz 7, Paul 6, Christie 4, Kasich 4, Perry 3, Santorum 2, Jindal … Continue reading

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Luna

Tutmoses gazing ‘cross the Nile saw your image on the water Cleopatra held Antony’s hand and kissed it by your light Nero plucked his lyre while you shined on burning Rome Did Mehmet look upon your face atop the walls of Byzantium? … Continue reading

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