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Remembering the Real Christopher Columbus

It seems every year the politically correct trot out a growing list of indictments against the great explorer Christopher Columbus. As we observe Columbus Day in the United States this October 12, … 1,069 more words


The Newfield UFO

October 24, 1967. It was a typically crisp October night in Newfield. The hamlet and town were even quieter than they are now, just the scattered homes of farmers and a few commuters, tuned-out from the tumultuous world around them. 963 more words

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Book Notes: The Innovators by Walter Isaacson


The Innovators by Walter Isaacson

Notes by Bill Norris   2/20/15

According to Isaacson the men and women who created computers and the Internet were often Ph.D.’s in mathematics, engineering, physics, and psychology! 2,043 more words

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Book Notes: Origin of the Species by Charles Darwin

BOOK NOTES: Origin of the Species By Charles Darwin

Notes by Bill Norris 5/3/15

Charles Darwin begins with an Introduction that describes what others are doing in seeking out an understanding of life. 386 more words

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Recycling - a "New" Idea?

Oregon was the first state to have the Bottle Bill, charging for pop and beer bottles and cans so they would be returned for a refund and refilling or recycling. 565 more words

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Today in History: September 17th

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Today in History: September 15th!

668 Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse, Italy.

921 At Tetin, Saint Ludmila is murdered at the command of her daughter-in-law. 519 more words

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