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A very powerful force in persuasion from the time of the Romans ... Caesar wasn't aware I'm sure.

Damnatio ad bestias

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by Oui on Sun Jan 5th, 2020 at 10:45:19 AM EST
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Onward towards total renewable energy. We had better be ready when fracking fails. Same for Europe. Let Russia and China divvy up the Middle East oil. The USA SHOULD have been able to do better in that part of the world. But we again fell prey to the self interested looters that have dominated US politics from the beginning. We will be lucky to save ourselves, especially after Trump. Trump IS an accurate reflection of at least 40% of the US electorate. I wish there were a god to help us.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Jan 5th, 2020 at 05:39:02 PM EST
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Dood. The innerboobs is real, yo.
by Cat on Sun Jan 5th, 2020 at 07:46:29 PM EST
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hmm, yes, well, I see your meaning: BEATIFICATION of HEROIC figures in times of WAR is not only a historical Roman Catholic pastime since the REFORMATION of popery. 02.12.1771 changed everything.
At a Time, when the Barriers against Popery, erected by our Ancestors, are suffered to be destroyed, to the hazard even of the Protestant Religion: When the system of the civil Law which has for so many Ages and Centuries, been withstood by the People of England, is permitted to become fashionable: When so many Innovations are introduced, to the Injury of our Constitution of civil Government: it is not surprizing that the great Securities of the People, should be invaded, and their fundamental Rights, drawn into Question. While the People of all the other great Kingdoms in Europe, have been insidiously deprived of their Liberties, it is not unnatural to expect that such as are interested to introduce Arbitrary Government should see with Envy, Detestation and Malice, the People of the British Empire, by their Sagacity and Valour defending theirs, to the present Times....
The "Founders" DIED so we could live.
by Cat on Sun Jan 5th, 2020 at 08:04:38 PM EST
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