Tag Archive | history

Interesting Facts about Angels

  The word angel comes from the Greek word angelos, which means “winged messenger.”   Although angels are generally found within three key religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam, similar beings can also be found within Sumerian, Babylonian, Persian, Egyptian and Greek writings, as well, and are thought to have played a major influence upon the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Community Property/Separate Property Law and Its Implications (California) Part: 2

…cont’d Practical Application of the Law: While filing taxes as married- separate rather than jointly can effectively solve the problem in some states, it will not reduce spousal liability in a community law state, such as California. California is 100% spousal liability, meaning that any and all liability that your spouse might owe, can and […]

Kuru: The Cannibal’s Disease

Kuru is an incurable degenerative neurological disorder endemic to tribal regions of Papua New Guinea. It is a type of transmissible “spongiform encephalopathy”, caused by the consumption of a prion found in humans. Kuru causes brain and nervous system changes similar to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Similar diseases appear in cows as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or […]

Arachne: The Woman Who Spoke the Truth

In Greco-Roman mythology Arachne was a mortal woman, who was challenged by Athena, goddess of wisdom and crafts, to determine which of them was the better weaver. There are three versions of the story. **Spiders are called arachnids after Arachne. Ovid’s Version In this version, Arachne was a shepherd’s daughter who began weaving at an […]

The Book of Enoch: The Grigori

Grigori or Watcher Angels: “those who are awake”; “guard”, “watcher” is a term used in connection with biblical angels. Watcher occurs in both plural and singular forms in the Book of Daniel (2nd century BC), where reference is made to their holiness. The apocryphal Books of Enoch (1st and 2nd centuries BC) refer to both […]