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Five Reasons We Can Thank The Irish

St. Patty's Day is only one of the reasons Americans should thank the Irish. Here is a list of five other ways people of the United States can thank the people of the Emerald Isle.

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Posted by Jimm - March 13, 2012 at 1:14 pm

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Five Best Generals In History Of U.S.

[ReviewAZON name=”US History” id=”10″ display=”inlinepost” asin=”0061965588″ trackingid=”mywebsource1-20″ country=”us” width=”200px” float=”left” imagetop=”10px”]The United States is a war-like nation.  We’ve been at war throughout most of our history and because of this, we have had our share of great generals.  Obviously, this list is only an opinion of who was the best generals in history of the U.S.  Anyone could come up with a different list and provide a good argument to why they are right.  In fact, I welcome other opinions from readers for and against the people on this list.  I put these in order of how I personally see them. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - November 17, 2011 at 1:36 pm

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Five World Leaders Who Had Smallpox

MedicineSmallpox is a pretty nasty and contagious condition that can be deadly.  Today, it is pretty much wiped out, although every once in awhile some crazy world leader comes up with the idea to use it to attack their enemies.  Smallpox may have been around since 10,000 BC.  It was a disease that didn’t discriminate.  Lots of world leaders met their match with smallpox, a disease that causes raised , fluid-filled blisters all over the skin.  Like I said, it’s pretty nasty.  If it doesn’t kill you – like it did to half a million people a year in the 1700s, it can cause you to go blind.  Here are five world leaders that did catch this disease.  Luckily, they survived… Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - March 17, 2011 at 1:58 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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Five People Who Were Originally Schoolteachers

People That Were SchoolteachersWe all don’t become what we go to school for.  For instance, my background is in Communications, History, and Architecture, but I am a web designer and blogger.  You would think I’d make a living talking about old buildings!  Here are five famous people that started out life as a schoolteacher.  However, something went awry in their lives and they ended up doing things for which we now know them.  Here’s a look at these five famous teachers and what they came to do. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - September 16, 2010 at 3:02 pm

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What If…America Had Lost The War…?

As wars go, America has been pretty lucky.  Most of the early wars we fought, we won, either because of fortuitous turn of events, help from an outside force, or sheer tenacity.  The question rises, however, is ‘What if America lost these wars?’  The enemies of the United States certainly had plans for their spoils, but what would they have been?  Here is a list of the plans that were laid out by America’s enemies should they have been victorious. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - September 15, 2010 at 10:43 pm

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