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It has often been rumored, both in Ireland and in faraway countries, that some of the Irish are prone to consume too much alcohol. Indeed, some say that God invented whiskey so that the Irish couldn��
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Mar 23, 2015 at 08:15 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
I beg you to read this article, read it carefully and to the end. I will not say much, but hope it will touch your mind, touch your heart and make you stay silent for a while. Just think about how ...
by mimi
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Jan 19, 2015 at 05:32 PM PST with 10 Recommends
At the beginning of the eighteenth century the Cherokee were not a single political nation, but a linguistic and cultural grouping of about 50 villages. Dragging Canoe was born about 1730 somewhere ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Dec 29, 2014 at 08:13 AM PST with 34 Recommends
The just-released don't-call-it-a-biography will please both the casual fan and obsessive completist of Nick Drake's music. For starts, it is in large part the work of Nick's sister, Gabrielle, who ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 23 comments on Wed Dec 17, 2014 at 09:00 AM PST with 11 Recommends
Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that ...
by bastrop
Comment Count 100 comments on Wed Sep 03, 2014 at 05:02 PM PDT with 64 Recommends
"A gun is a tool. It's as good or as bad as the person using it." My grandfather didn't say that, but he might well have. It's actually a line from the movie "Shane", but it pretty much sums up my ...
by Jilly W
Comment Count 14 comments on Tue Sep 02, 2014 at 03:20 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
Fosse, a biography by Sam Wasson, is a very good show-business and personal biography of Fosse (the brilliant dancer, choreographer, director of stage and screen, and film editor) but the focus is ...
by samdiener
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Jul 21, 2014 at 01:05 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Just a shout-out for those, who can't stop thinking about the Ukraine. This article about Yulia Tymoshenko I think should be read . I admit I am prejudiced with regards to Yulia Tymoshenko, that's ...
by mimi
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun May 18, 2014 at 09:42 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
American Hero Climate Scientist Michael E. Mann, Ph.D. Each of the Koch Brothers has many mansions and in each is a recreation room and in each of these is dart board bearing the image seen above. OK,
by LeftOfYou
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat May 03, 2014 at 01:39 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
American Indian art is a broad, complex, and difficult topic. Art has always been an integral part of American Indian cultures, even though none of the more than 500 indigenous languages has a word ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Feb 06, 2014 at 08:26 AM PST with 39 Recommends
I always get a case of the schadenfreudes when I learn of some right-wing freakout when reality hits them in the face. This time it's Roger Ailes that's turning my frown upside down. MSNBC is ...
by BayAreaKen
Comment Count 14 comments on Sat Jan 11, 2014 at 11:37 AM PST with 11 Recommends
Sadly, Republicans probably don't see the humor in these new books.
by maxfolger
Comment Count 9 comments on Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 11:08 AM PST with 5 Recommends
Suqamish Chief Kitsap lived from about 1750 to about 1845. He was born and raised in Suquamish (in what is now Washington state). He was a friend and ally of Chief Sealth’s father. Kitsap had ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Dec 10, 2013 at 08:22 AM PST with 44 Recommends
From a friend who grew up through law school in South Africa. She just happened to be back in South Africa when Madiba died, a long term civil rights activist lawyer in her own right .. Mandela was ...
by LOrion
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Dec 09, 2013 at 12:15 PM PST with 6 Recommends
George W. Bush's pal tells the New York Times that the man who gave us two ...
by Ted Rall
Comment Count 534 comments on Fri Nov 08, 2013 at 06:27 AM PST with 76 Recommends
In the world of politics, those who become powerful don’t always have the best interests of their people in their hearts and minds. Sometimes, political leaders are seeking to enhance their own ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 08:46 AM PDT with 38 Recommends
American Indians were involved in trade for thousands of years prior to the arrival of the European and American fur traders. Traditional Indian trade was about relationships as much as it was about ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 07:59 AM PDT with 38 Recommends
The Columbia Plateau refers to the area between the Cascade Mountains and the Rocky Mountains in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia, and Western Montana. Many of the Indian nations in this ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Sep 05, 2013 at 08:14 AM PDT with 28 Recommends
Sealth was born about 1786. His father, Schweabe, was Suquamish and his mother, Scholitza, was Duwamish. As a young boy in 1792, he witnessed the arrival of the first Europeans: British Captain ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 08:23 AM PDT with 58 Recommends
The river known to the Chinook Indians as Hyas Cooley Chuck collides with the Pacific Ocean to create the worst wave conditions on the planet. While Native people crossed the Bar in their large ocean-
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 09:48 AM PDT with 22 Recommends