Before I was using this blog as just a place to post the random things I found and liked on tumblr. I'm going to try a new thing with this blog however. I will post about current and past things of historical and political importance to discuss how America got to this point
When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income.
Plato… (via quotedojo)
YOU HAVE NO RIGHTS - George Carlin
one of the best comedians for modern america
You can probably say that the corrupting of America began long before the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 was passed, we had to be pretty corrupt for the Act itself to pass through congress but nevertheless the Federal Reserve is an institution that is directly linked and responsible for the diminished wealth of this great nation, their duty to maintain the economy given the vast powers and privileges we have granted them makes them responsible for the incredible income inequality in this nation. They are responsible for the Great Depression, The Great Recession and the stead inflation that has destroyed our currency in the century they have controlled the money supply. This video gives a short explanation of the Federal Reserve. I’m wondering if anyone has any practical solutions for the real world for a way we Americans could rid ourselves of the Federal Reserve and the current financial system without a complete societal collapse?
September 7, 1533: Elizabeth I is born.
The future Queen Elizabeth I, the last monarch of the Tudor Dynasty, was the daughter of King Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn, who was executed in 1536. By the Second Succession Act, passed by Parliament that same year, she and her half-sister Mary were removed from the line of succession, although both were returned to the line by the Third Succession Act; though she was an illegitimate child for most of her early childhood, Elizabeth enjoyed a first-class education and was a favorite (as were all of Henry’s children) of Catherine Parr, the king’s sixth and final wife.
She became queen at age 25, following the death of Mary I in late 1558. Although not free from problems, which she dealt with mostly with pragmatism and moderation, her forty-four year reign is often described as a “Golden Age”: the arts and particularly theatre flourished (at the head of this flowering stood the era’s foremost playwrights, Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare); the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588 granted the English a great sense of national pride; there was comparatively little internal religious strife; and the first seeds of the British American colonies were planted during her reign. She never married, and therefore never produced heirs, and so, following her death in 1603, the throne passed to the Scottish Stuarts.
He who speaks the truth must have one foot in the stirrup.
American Proverb (via quotedojo)
‘Drunk and jobless’ wasps are on their way to a barbecue near you and be warned… they’re bold and ready to attack.
Billions of the insects are now out of work having finished supplying their queens with nectar and instead are passing the time by getting ‘drunk’ on fermented fruit.
And it is making them more prone to attack, says the British Red Cross.
Obit of the Day: Hitler’s Bodyguard
Rochus Misch was recuperating from injuries received during the German invasion of Poland in 1939 when Adolf Hitler’s office called looking for a reliable man to serve as a member of the Fuhrer’s bodyguard. Mr. Misch was selected.
Mr. Misch would stay at Hitler’s side through the Nazi leader’s very last days in a bunker in Germany. Mr. Misch told the story of Magda Goebbels poisoning her six children before she and her husband Joseph committed suicide. After the Fuhrer and his mistress, Eva Braun, killed themselves Mr. Misch fled before being captured by the Soviets.
Mr. Misch was tortured under Stalin, who refused to believe that Hitler was dead, and tried to glean the “truth” from survivors of the bunker. He would remain in custody for nine years, finally returning to Berlin in 1954.
For the next thirty years Mr. Misch would run a wallpaper and paint store.
In 2005 Mr. Misch would have a chance to return to the spotlight with the release of the film Die Untergang (Downfall, 2006) which focused on those final days. During interviews Mr. Misch would speak proudly of his time calling him a “wonderful boss” who was “no brute….no monster.”
Rochus Misch died on September 5, 2013 at the age of 96.
(Undated image of Rochus Misch, probably taken after he was named to Hitler’s bodyguard, is courtesy of the Rochus Misch website - in German - which focuses on Mr. Misch’s memoir.)
Maybe of interest to you as well is OOTD’s post on Stalin’s daughter who died in 2001.