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Unlikely Conscientious Objectors

When we think of a “conscientious objector” – an¬†individual who has claimed the right to refuse to perform military service – many people think of hippies or artists. Others consider these people to be cowards or afraid to fight in a war their country is waging. My thoughts always go to an old “All in the Family” episode when Archie Bunker refuses to have dinner with one of his son-in-law’s friends who escaped to Canada during Vietnam. Strangely, this is only a Hollywood version of the¬†conscientious objector. Many protestors do it based solely on religious reasons. There are some that you’d never expect to go against a war. Here are five of them.

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Posted by Jimm - April 6, 2015 at 3:25 am

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Why Julius Caesar Is Important Today

How Is Julius Caesar Still Important Today?Beware the Ides of March” is a line out of the Shakespearian play, “Julius Caesar” that is still remembered today. Ironically, Shakespeare stole this famous line from the Roman historian, Plutarch. Honestly, why do we care? Julius Caesar was a famous Roman, true, but he was killed more than 2050 years ago. How can this one man still be relevant today? Caesar has come down in history to be one of the most famous rulers of all time, yet he did not rule anything. He was killed on the day he proclaimed himself emperor. However, because of him, many of the ordinary things in our lives can be attributed to this great man. Here are five of them.

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Posted by Jimm - March 15, 2014 at 12:11 pm

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5 SECRET GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

Secret Government OperationsConspiracy theorists have an alternative answer for everything. However, they are sometimes the ones that unveil the truth behind real conspiracies that are performed by our government. While supposedly leading our nation, the government has come up with some really screwed up things that are not made for the benefit of society. Here are five different operations that the US government has done against the people of the United States. They may leave you asking yourself, “How could this happen here?”

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Posted by Jimm - March 6, 2014 at 11:27 pm

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Origins of Christmas Traditions

What are your Christmas traditions? Are there certain things that you do during the holiday season? Have you ever wondered why? Here are some answers.

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Posted by Jimm - December 23, 2013 at 11:49 pm

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The History of Birthdays

What are the history of birthdays? We celebrate them, whether we want to or not and they have a set of traditions that most of us adhere to. Here's why...

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Posted by Jimm - December 22, 2013 at 5:21 am

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The Story Behind Howard Hughes

December 24th marks what would have been the 108th birthday of the famous aviator, filmmaker and inventor Howard Hughes. Hughes was an exceedingly wealthy man who made a name for himself through his films, extravagant spending, numerous high profile relationships, and, as he grew older, increasingly eccentric behavior. Today, he is remembered mostly as the subject of the Academy Award winning film The Aviator.

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Posted by Jimm - December 20, 2013 at 1:41 pm

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