Monthly Archives: January 2021

Friedrich Hölderlin on Life’s Course

Hölderlin's Poem on The Course of Life (Lebenslauf) Translated by Steven Willett     Note: Friedrich Hölderlin (1770~1843) has been called "the most German of Germans" by Norbert von Hellingraf. I consider him one of the three greatest European poets … Continue reading

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Silence the racist conservatives! All of them! All 75 million!

"Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., on Newsmax TV responded Thursday to CNN host Jake Tapper's questioning his commitment to democracy over his comments about the riot at the Capitol last week. Mast, on the House floor on Wednesday, questioned whether anyone had interviewed the rioters … Continue reading

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51% of Americans ready to go to Starlink

"A recent survey has determined that over half of Americans are ready to switch to SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service. This was despite only 5% of internet subscribers in the United States being connected via satellite today.  The study was … Continue reading

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Why Was the CIA Spying on American Citizens? by Larry C Johnson

It is illegal, or at least on paper it is, for the CIA to spy on American citizens on American soil. So why was the CIA spying on Mr. Edward Butowsky and/or Matt Couch? If you have read Joe Hoft's … Continue reading

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You may not want to know this …

All those of us who took up military service under the US flag took an oath which most of us have engraved on our souls.   In the context of last week's attack on the US Capitol, the question of the … Continue reading

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RUSSIA-CHINA. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says: "In developing China-Russia strategic cooperation, we see no limit, no forbidden zone and no ceiling to how far this cooperation can go." The two now settle 25% of their business in their own … Continue reading

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The Death of Cleopatra VII in Horace Ode I.37

Cleopatra VII Philopatar in Horace Odes I.37 Translated by Steven Willett   Note: The first photo shows the head of Cleopatra VII in a Roman sculpture of the mid-first century BC about the time of her visit to Rome in … Continue reading

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Why the Dems have to ban Trump from federal office …

"Pollster Frank Luntz released results Monday from a poll of Americans who support President Donald Trump after the lethal rioting at the U.S. Capitol. Luntz said that he polled 800 Trump voters and found that a great majority of them would vote for … Continue reading

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Theognis On How Evil Men Destroy Cities

Theognis 39~52 Translated by Steven Willett Note: the word "city" (πόλις) here means a city state. The phrase "corrector" (ἄνδρα εὐθυντῆρα) of hubris probably refers to a tyrant who might reform the city (see the last line). Cyrnus, this city … Continue reading

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“Finding Your Roots” – The Nancy Pelosi reveal

"Pelosi comes from a strong family tradition of public service. Her late father, Thomas D’Alesandro Jr., served as Mayor of Baltimore for 12 years, after representing the city for five terms in Congress. Her brother, Thomas D’Alesandro III, also served … Continue reading

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