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Five Foreigners Who Created America

[ReviewAZON name=”us” id=”101″ display=”inlinepost” asin=”1426300425″ trackingid=”mywebsource1-20″ country=”us” width=”200px” float=”left” imagetop=”10px”]How often do we hear “We give money to foreigners all the time. What do they ever do for us?” It is true, that America is a very giving country and that we try to help those in need, but other countries have helped us, as well, along the way. It is ignorant for us to forget those contributions to America. People risked their lives, reputations and talents to help make America become a country, and without them, we probably would still be under English rule. This Independence Day, while we are celebrating with picnics and fireworks, let us not forget the American colonist who bled for our freedom and these five foreigners that gave us the opportunity to say we live in the United States. Here are five foreigners who created America.

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Posted by Jimm - June 24, 2012 at 9:50 pm

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False Facts About The Founding Fathers

A lot of lies appear in the news these days to push a political agenda.  What gets Americans going is when people state "That's what the Founding Father's intended..."  Most of this is completely false.  It's hard to imagine what they actually wanted or intended, but if you connect the dots, you can see how they felt about certain things.  We can gather this from the writings they left behind (you know...stuff like The Constitution, The Declaration of Independence, The Federalist Papers, etc...) and their personal journals.  A lot of people may be upset about the revelation that some of these Facts About The Founding Fathers that are blatantly false, but you can't rewrite history - even if you want to...

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Posted by Jimm - November 14, 2011 at 1:02 pm

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Famous Historical Quotes That Never Happened

[ReviewAZON asin=”1441462015″ display=”inlinepost”]I love famous quotes.  Important people in history just had the wittiest lines.  Or did they? A lot of what we read about is attributed to people for political reasons or to spice up their lives so books could be sold. Remember the famous (actual) quote from The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), “when legend becomes fact, print the legend“.  This is the case with these famous historical people below.  Great lines, but they never said them. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - October 7, 2011 at 1:31 pm

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The Writers Of The Declaration of Independence

Do you know the Writers Of The Declaration of Independence? There is more than one you know. Here is a list of the people who helped to draft this document.

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Posted by Jimm - July 2, 2011 at 8:08 pm

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Five Famous People Who Believed In Reincarnation

ReincarnationReincarnation is the belief of the soul leaving your body and going into another. This is a major belief in many Indian religions, such as: Hinduism, Sikhism, and Jainism.  Buddhists also believe in reincarnation.  While Judaism, Islam and Christianity, today, do not believe in reincarnation, it was a part of their earlier beliefs.  So what do you think?  Is it real?  Could it be real?  Do you believe in reincarnation?  If you do, you are not alone.  The famous people below all thought that there was some merit to having multiple lives.  See who they were.  The results might surprise you! Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - February 10, 2011 at 7:49 pm

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Five Famous People Who Were Once Homeless

Homeless PeopleThey say that if you want to succeed, you sometimes have to first, hit rock bottom. The newspapers and news stations have all been applauding the rags-to-riches story of Ted Williams -” the man with the Golden Voice” – who was living on the streets and now has job offers all over the world. The story is wonderful and I wish Mr. Williams nothing but the best of luck, but is he alone? With a little research, I was able to find five more people who also lived without a home for a period of time. The results might surprise you! Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - January 13, 2011 at 4:18 pm

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