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The Day a Sergeant became a General

“Those Canadians,” Vetfaan said after the third peach brandy, “are a crazy lot. Imagine doing something like this in South Africa?”

“Shooting intruders? We do that all the time. 947 more words

Smalltown Short Stories

NEWS OF THE DAY

It seems that, unbeknownst to every known person I’ve known (including me), October 23 is the #1 big news day in the history of the world….literally beginning with the history of the world. 292 more words

Humor

The United Nations - fulfilling its mandate?

In 1945, the United Nations received its charter.
We the peoples of the United Nations, determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal parts of men and women and of nations large and small…and for these ends to practise tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbours…have resolved to combine our efforts to accomplish these aims. 56 more words

I went to jail, but they left me out!

Just a few miles up the road from here is Chambersburg, a town with a rich history.  Franklin County Historical Society  http://franklinhistorical.org/old-jail/  maintains the  Old Jail as well as several other historical buildings in the county.   168 more words

History

Evolution vs Revolution: Edmund Burke meets Amazon

I went on a tour of an Amazon “Fulfillment Center” today. That’s a massive building where Amazon assembles and ships orders. The whole operation made me think of evolution vs revolution. 679 more words

History

Haunted Warwickshire: Charlecote's Great Hall

We’ve shared ghostly tales with you on this blog before but still we are asked frequently whether or not there have been any strange, supernatural incidents at Charlecote. 244 more words

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