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Common sense needed on transfers

Whether you’re moving house or moving money, the process is fraught. We are no closer to pots following member than when the “portable personal pension” was established in 1987. 367 more words


"Reach to yourself and fail us all"©

With the disappearance of an Arizona tourist,

Denise Thiem, missing in Spain… with the FBI

involved, along with Senator McCain, and ABC’s

Good Morning America- all this will we so try… 177 more words

Caught Between

06/29/15 - Día de la Independencia

THIS WEEK’S THEME: Día de la Independencia

Since 4th of July is Independence Day in the United States, I thought it would be a good theme for this week’s post.   537 more words

Self-Help Books

From Prairial to Pop Culture: Day Seventeen. A link between Notre Dame and what revolutionary-era writer?

This summer I am spending my days in the Department of Special Collections at Notre Dame’s library, systematically making my way through 60-some of the most controversial-sounding titles of French books published during the French Revolution (of the 266 total). 142 more words

French Revolution
  • “Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” ~Thomas Paine, American Crisis, No. 1, 1776
Thomas Paine

Rights of the Living

In 1789, Thomas Paine wrote Rights of Man as a rebuttal to Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France. One of Burke’s arguments, and one he spends over 100 pages writing about, is how the English Parliament of 1688 granted certain rights “for themselves, and for all their posterity, for ever.” Paine takes exception with this and in the first few pages of Rights of Man refutes Burke’s assumptions brilliantly. 1,007 more words