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41BC, after the assassination of Julius Caesar, the Roman empire went through explosive growth. Why? Caesar’s hand-picked successor was his nephew, Octavian. As most school children learn, Octavian attacked the renegade general Marc Antony, main squeeze of Cleopatra, took control of northern Africa and expanded his empire. But why was Egypt so important? Octavian was named Augustus in 37BC, but in that year, Rome had already sent 100...

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Are processed foods actual foods or are they neurological stimulants? Research has shown a correlation between refined carbohydrates and an inability to control emotions. I think there’s a strong relationship between diet, lack of “skin in the game”, television and Americans becoming non-people, (consumers, tax payers, voters) and what can only be described as broad-based stupidity in society. One can’t help wondering how people became so...

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Ioskeha and Tawiscara are complex figures in native American myth. They are first and foremost, brother’s. They are also polar opposites, Ioskeha the creator, representing life and growth and his brother Tawiscara, representing death, night and winter. Finally, like many Gods they are forces of nature and are depicted as good and evil.   In native American myth, these two forces are in a state of constant...

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