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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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Five Best Traitors In History That Weren’t All That Bad

my favorite traitorsNobody likes a traitor, right?  The word traitor really depends on who’s side you are on.  You don’t have to be a dastardly person of low moral character to be deemed as one.  This happens especially if you are the “other team”.  The following list of people are considered traitors by the people who wrote history.  The legend of the story is sometimes more important than the truth and these people had reasons for going against what everybody else in the country believed in.  Here are five traitors that really weren’t all that bad and actually contributed to society. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - November 5, 2010 at 10:42 pm

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The History Of Five Tasty Autumn Favorites

Autumn Sweet TreatsAutumn is a time for enjoying foods that actually represent the season.  Apples and pumpkins are turning ripe and ready for harvest, the kids are gearing up for Halloween (even the big kids) and the leaves are turning colors.  Did you ever stop and think about some of those sugary and tasty foods that we consume every fall?  Where did they come from?  Who made them first?  Well, here’s the answer to five of my favorite Autumn snacks.  Let us know which ones you like, as well! Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - September 13, 2010 at 5:06 pm

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Five Famous Soldiers That Were Homosexuals

Gays In the MilitaryThere has been a lot of controversy over the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in our U.S. Military over the past few years.  The current administration is looking at abolishing the policy over the next year and there has been a lot of resistance against this action.  Opponents state that openly homosexual soldiers will weaken our armed forces, make soldiers “uncomfortable in the barracks” (that’s Bill O’Reilly’s quote, not mine), and will subtract from the strict code of ethics the military has in place.  Thank goodness told these warriors of the past that you shouldn’t be gay and serve your country. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - July 22, 2010 at 8:48 pm

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The Five Most Notorious Traitors

Traitors.  The very word conjures up images of people who go against everything we believe in or try to destroy the fabric of our society.  Who were the worst traitors in history?  Were they as bad as we’ve heard they were?  Here are five traitors and their reasons for doing what they did to drag their names through the mud for all eternity: Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - July 5, 2010 at 11:20 pm

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Five People Born on March 15

Today is March 15, 2010 and the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.  There are 290 days left in the year 2010. According the Mayan calendar, there are 1012 days till the end of the current cycle.  It is the Ides of March, made famous in the Shakespearean play, Julius Caesar.  On this date, in 44 BC, Julius Caesar was assassinated.  Here are five people that share a birthday on this day: Read more…

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - March 15, 2010 at 7:46 pm

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