Archive | November, 2013

Jewish Sufi Dervishes 1922 | The Book of Doctrines and Opinions:

15 Nov


The Bloody Benders, America’s First Serial Killers | Mental Floss

15 Nov


OPIUM: BBC Documentary Series, A Complete History

11 Nov

“The great Opium War of 1840 and the resulting transfer of Hong Kong Island to Britain. How Jardine and Matheson profited from the illegal trade of opium and convinced England to launch an assault on China. Tea and opium are intrinsically linked and one sixth of Britain’s economy was due to trade in opium, an illegal substance.”


10 Amazing Women Who Led Rebellions

11 Nov

10 Amazing Women Who Led Rebellions

 “Male revolutionaries such as Che Guevara have gone down as heroes for leading rebellions against “the Man.” But forgotten by history are the women who took on far greater powers than Fulgencio Batista. Throughout the ages, women have led rebellions and revolutions which took on the might of the Roman Empire and the vast wealth of the British East India Company.”


The Earliest Little Red Riding Hood Tale

11 Nov

Gypsies 2 Europe 0

11 Nov

All Things Romania

Last week the police in Greece snatched this girl away from her gypsy family solely because she was blonde and had blue eyes.

Later they were forced to release this girl back to her parents when DNA tests proved she was their child.

Oh snap, the police in Ireland did the exact same thing.

Guess what?

Now we know gypsies can morph into blonde haired blue eyed white people.


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HISTORY OF VETERAN’S DAY (or Remembrance Day in some countries)

11 Nov

“On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.”

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