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Famadihana and the Black Plague in Madagascar

Although it may not be news to anyone anymore, Madagascar is still battling the worst outbreak of Bubonic plague in the last 50 years.  And yes, it is that Bubonic plague. The one that killed over 50 million people across Europe in the 14th century, not accounting for the unknown destruction it caused in Asia, […]

American Government Pays Protection to Muslim Pirates

It all starts with the Barbary corsairs (another word for what we would call a pirate or privateer)…  ————— Quick terminology lesson: Pirate: generally considered to not be affiliated with any nation, or displaying any strong national predilection, or distinction, between attacking one nation’s ships over another’s Privateer: generally “licensed” by a governing official to lay […]

Update: 10 deadliest cults post

Almost exactly 3 years ago, I blogged about the 10 deadliest cults in the world. One of those cults was the Chicago Rippers, allegedly responsible for the deaths and disappearances of 18 women. If you want to know more about this you can view that post here. I mentioned that one of the “members”, Thomas […]

The Bush Family: A Timeline (Part 3)

The 2000’s 2000: Democrat Al Gore receives more popular votes than George W. Bush, but the U.S. Supreme Court declares GWB the victor in spite of a public outcry about voting irregularities.  2001: On September 11, the terrible tragedies of the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York City, the attack on the […]

The Bush Family: A Timeline (cont’d)

(1990- 1999) 1990: Bahrain grants exclusive offshore drilling rights to Harken Oil. GWB sells two-thirds of his Harken stock at top dollar for $850,000 but fails to make a report to the Securities Exchange Commission until March 1991. One week after Bush’s coup on the market, Harken stock plummets 60 percent. Bush pays off his […]

The Bush Family: A Timeline (1942-1989)

1942: The U.S. Congress seizes the Bush family’s banking assets by enforcing the Trading with the Enemy Act. Prescott Bush and his father-in-law George Herbert Walker made their fortunes supplying Nazi Germany and the other Axis nations with money, steel, ships, munitions, and formulas for synthetic gas. 1953: George H. W. Bush (GHWB), a World […]

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