Author: Crissie Brown

Things We Did This Week – May 15-21, 2017

Please share your stories of political activism here. (More) This week I called my U.S. senators and House representative and urged them to support the ongoing investigations of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, and whether the God-King or his campaign colluded in that meddling. This isn’t a “witch hunt,” as the God-King calls it. It’s an attempt to assess how Russian intelligence manipulated social media and other outlets to spew propaganda and skew public perceptions. That should matter, even to Republicans…. +++++ Credit: Adobe Stock Images. Standard...

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Campus Chatter – May 22, 2017

Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) The Hashshashin tried to assassinate Salidin near Aleppo, today (1176). Also, Gregory XI issued five papal bulls denouncing the teachings of John Wycliffe (1377), Richard of York defeated and captured Henry VI at St. Albans, starting the War of the Roses (1455), the Treaty of Lübeck ended Denmark’s role in the Thirty Years’ War (1629), a fire left only the village church and seven houses standing in Chudleigh, England (1807), 56 citizens of Littleport, England rioted against high unemployment and rising grain prices, and the unrest spread to nearby Ely...

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Campus Question – May 21, 2017

Tonight’s question, greetings, and banter here. (More) Today on This Union Face Sunday Meet, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster insisted that defending the God-King doesn’t put him “in an impossible situation” because all he does is give advice and let the God-King decide. Also, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said he disagrees with the God-King’s refusal to lead on international human rights, and said the FBI, special prosecutor, and House and Senate committee probes of the God-King’s Russia ties are not a “witch hunt.” Is McMaster invoking the “I was just following orders” defense? +++++ Today on Campus Ask Ms....

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“A Real Nut Job?”

“The Squirrel is a real nut job,” Professor Plum said as he entered the mail room. He read the mail…. (More) The Squirrel flicked his tail and tapped at his Blewberry: “I loved that movie!” “It was a cute film,” Professor Plum said, “but of course I meant something else.” The Squirrel sighed. “When it comes to nuts, humans usually mean … something else.” Professor Plum gave the Squirrel a little scratch between the ear tufts, then left with Ms. Scarlet to join the resident faculty in the wine cellar library, where they’ll spend the weekend drinking thinking on...

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Campus Chatter – May 21, 2017

Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) The Roman Tetrarchy began when Emperors Diocletian and Maximian appointed Caesars Galerius and Constantius Chlorus, today (293). Also, Pope John VIII blessed Branimir of Croatia, considered the dawn of Croatian statehood (879), the city of Helsingborg, Sweden was founded (1085), Dušan the Mighty enacted his eponymous Code as the constitution of the Serbian Empire (1349), João da Nova discovered Saint Helena (1502), Mary I granted a royal charter to the Derby School, a boys’ grammar school in Derby, England (1554), Russia’s Catherine I instituted the Order of St. Alexander Nevsky...

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