Monthly Archives: August 2011

Bread & Circus, 2011

“Roman politicians devised a plan in 140 B.C. to win the votes of the poor: giving out cheap food and entertainment, “bread and circuses“, would be the most effective way to rise to power.” In 2011, many historical events have … Continue reading

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Say Anything

One of the most impressive aspects in the history of the human species is the level of personal commitment—and simultaneous self delusion—certain individuals (and their handlers/promoters/funders/fans) will try achieve to reach a position of power/wealth/status.  I am equally astounded by … Continue reading

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Chaff from the Rumour Mill

Okay U.S. citizens… I spelled “rumor” in a Continental fashion.  The meaning is the same. 1ru·mor  noun \ˈrü-mər\ Definition of RUMOR 1 : talk or opinion widely disseminated with no discernible source 2 : a statement or report current without … Continue reading

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