Bitcoin – The End of Money As We Know It | Award-Winning – YouTube

I just watched this on Hoopla (through our public library) but it’s also on YouTube. This is a good little history of trading and money, from primitive mankind, through to the Medici middlemen, right up to Wall Street and the US Federal Reserve. Because I’m not an economist I had to bracket some of the… Read More Bitcoin – The End of Money As We Know It | Award-Winning – YouTube

A Global Calamity: 340 Million Christians Persecuted – Raymond Ibrahim | Opinion

Gatestone Institute  Every day around the world, 13 Christians are killed for their faith; 12 are illegally arrested or imprisoned; 5 are abducted; and 12 churches or other Christian buildings are attacked. These are among some of the disturbing findings of Open Doors’ “World Wide List, 2021” (WWL-2021), which was recently released and annually ranks… Read More A Global Calamity: 340 Million Christians Persecuted – Raymond Ibrahim | Opinion

Does History Repeat? – 2 – ‘Professor X’ and the dynamics of conquest

Earlier I wrote that a “big picture” approach to history suggests that, yes, in the broadest terms, history does repeat. However, when we zoom in and try to see what actually took place in certain times and places we usually find important differences not only in specific content (obviously) but also in the overall structure… Read More Does History Repeat? – 2 – ‘Professor X’ and the dynamics of conquest

Trump’s Religious Supporters And Opponents | Rabbi Allen S. Maller | Introduction by Michael Clark, PhD

Introduction  » Skip to article » I’m preparing this article for the web while President Trump gives a televised rally, denouncing “Sleepy Joe,” “Crooked Hillary” and all the rest. For a Canadian, it’s sheer entertainment. But more than that. It’s history. And maybe even history repeating. When we look at ancient Rome we find that tremendous conflicts… Read More Trump’s Religious Supporters And Opponents | Rabbi Allen S. Maller | Introduction by Michael Clark, PhD

Sometimes we just need to escape… but is it really an escape or a deepening?

We all need to escape every now and then. Some of us take trips, consuming oodles of jet fuel while pretending to care about being Green. Others, like myself, escape in a far more subtle but perhaps more real and effective way. We travel not physically but experientially. Experiential travel means peeling back the layers… Read More Sometimes we just need to escape… but is it really an escape or a deepening?