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with luck, balls are better than brains

Christopher Columbus (c. 31 October 1451 – 20 May 1506) was an explorer, colonizer, and navigator, born in the Republic of Genoa, in what is today northwestern Italy.[2][3][4][5] Under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, he completed four … Continue reading

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History Buffs: Dances with Wolves

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Solomonic dynasty

A Brief History of the Kebra Nagast Taken from the Introduction by Miguel F. Brooks, Red Sea Press, Inc. 1996; ISBN 1-56902-033-7   The history of the departure of God and His Ark of the Covenant from Jerusalem to Ethiopia, … Continue reading

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power

Futurist Alvin Toffler describes three forms of power and shows how these have changed over time. Violence The most basic form of power is violence, or physical forms of power. ‘Might is right’ is their watchword and it is close … Continue reading

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Titus Flavius Josephus

Titus Flavius Josephus (/dʒoʊˈsiːfəs/;[1] 37 – c. 100),[2] born Joseph ben Matityahu(Hebrew: יוסף בן מתתיהו, Yosef ben Matityahu; Greek: Ἰώσηπος Ματθίου),[3] was a first-century Romano-Jewish scholar, historian and hagiographer, who was born in Jerusalem—then part of Roman Judea—to a father … Continue reading

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Sayyid Qutb

Sayyid Qutb (/ˈkuːtəb/[2] or /ˈkʌtəb/; Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [ˈsæjjed ˈʔotˤb], Arabic: [ˈsæjjɪd ˈqʊtˤb]; Arabic: سيد قطب‎‎ Sayyid Quṭb; also spelled Said, Syed, Seyyid, Sayid, Sayed; Koteb, Qutub, Kotb, Kutb; 9 October 1906 – 29 August 1966) was an Egyptian author, educator, Islamic theorist, … Continue reading

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Helen Amelia Thomas

Helen Amelia Thomas (August 4, 1920 – July 20, 2013) was an American author and news service reporter, member of the White House press corps and opinion columnist. She worked for the United Press and post-1958 successor United Press International(UPI) for … Continue reading

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The number forty

The number 40 has great significance throughout the Torah and the Talmud. The number 40 represents transition or change; the concept of renewal; a new beginning. The number 40 has the power to lift a spiritual state. In the Bible, … Continue reading

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The Testimony of Truth Translated by Søren Giversen and Birger A. Pearson

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Anticolonial Imperialism

The term “colonialism” is often used synonymously with “imperialism”: the imposition of a state’s will upon external territory. Yet “colonialism” is derived from the word “colony”; thus, strictly speaking, colonialism is a form of imperialism in which a state settles … Continue reading

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