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About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)

Cleopatra’s Sister

The tomb? Everyone knows of Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile.  Abd everyone seems to love Game of Thrones.  History is rife with the struggles between kin for the crown.  I’ve written about one or two of these dynastic struggles, the … Continue reading

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Join the Space Force!!

I Want You! The Emperor wants YOU to vote for your favorite Imperial Space Force insignia!  The winner will be manufactured in…eh China (tariff free!) and will be available on hats, t-shirts and jackets from your local Republican committee (for … Continue reading

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Akhenaten – Monotheist and Scientist – A Re-Post

“How many are your deeds, though hidden from sight. O sole God without equal ! You made the Earth as You desired, You alone. With people, cattle, and all creatures. With everything upon Earth that walks on legs, and all … Continue reading

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Farm Bills, Price Supports and Big Sugar

“Every time Hoosiers see sugar listed as a food ingredient, they should know that they are paying more than they need to because of the current federal sugar program. I still manage my family’s 604-acre farm in Marion County, so … Continue reading

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Red Tide, Lake Okeechobee and Big Sugar

Red Tide Those of you who don’t live around here think of Florida as a paradise of  Disney for the kiddies, palm trees and pristine beaches.  Indeed we have some of the finest beaches in America.  I am lucky to … Continue reading

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On “Medicare for All”

Awhile back I put up a post concerning the “Medicare for All” movement and the difficulties we might have in this country in moving toward universal health care. You can read about it here: https://toritto.wordpress.com/2017/08/03/medicare-fori-all-is-nice-but/ In it I argued that … Continue reading

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Sharing Cheerios

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