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Tax Liberation Day

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No, Tax Liberation Day is not a movement to get rid of taxes. It marks the day when the average citizen has worked enough to finish paying all of his taxes and from the following day begins working for himself. 497 more words

Life

LEGO Day 25: The Monument, Benjamin Franklin's Home, Churchill War Rooms, "1984"

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Day 25 began with us taking the Tube towards the Monument. The Monument was built between 1671 and 1677 to commemorate the Great Fire of London in 1666 and to celebrate the rebuilding of the city. 1,027 more words

Lego

"Money has never ..." (Benjamin Franklin quote)

“Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.”
Benjamin Franklin

Perspectives

Benjamin Franklin: "Liberty"

“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.”

– Benjamin Franklin

Politics/Current Events

Midweek Essay: Bomb Iran? (Or Anyone Else) - Fallout from a Flawed US Nuclear Weapons Policy

Many years ago at our annual Christmas gathering, my cousins and I started singing “Bomb Iran” to the tune of “Barbara Ann” by the Beach Boys. 525 more words

Writing

Slavery in Colonial Pennsylvania

As well as directly using slave labour, the American colonies, including Pennsylvania, were economically dependent on trade with the slave economies of the West Indies. West Indian plantation owners saw the growing of food as being less profitable than producing sugar and its by-products so they imported their foodstuffs from the English colonists on the American mainland thus underpinning and sustaining the slave labour economy. 746 more words

Quaker History

An Ounce and a Pound

Fire Fighting Advice with a Broad Application!

Benjamin Franklin was a remarkable man in many respects; and although well known as a founding father of the United States of America, he also excelled in a variety of enterprises. 931 more words