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What Were A Medieval Serf’s Feudal Obligations?

Article originated hereSometimes I think historians have exaggerated the misery of the medieval serf in Europe.  I would not want to exchange my lot for his, of course, but it is a useful exercise to examine in detail just what his feudal obligations were.  There is no strict definition of “feudalism,” as it varied in…

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Gendernomics: Bachelor Nation

Article originated hereI came across some interesting statistical observations recently regarding singles [6], that show that for the first time, the number of singles are outnumbering the people in relationships. While the decline in marriage can be explained through concepts such as risk. Meaning that in the current climate a man can be “zeroed out”…

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Gendernomics: Bachelor Nation

Article originated hereI came across some interesting statistical observations recently regarding singles [6], that show that for the first time, the number of singles are outnumbering the people in relationships. While the decline in marriage can be explained through concepts such as risk. Meaning that in the current climate a man can be “zeroed out”…

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The Painted Books Of The Maya: Surviving By A Hair

Article originated hereSometimes the precious things of this world survive by just a hair.  Just a hair.  The difference between victory and defeat, between survival and ruin, between conquest and destruction, between glory and despair:  these are not differences of tremendous magnitude.  They are fine-line distinctions.  And when I say fine-line, I mean very fine. …

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The Painted Books Of The Maya: Surviving By A Hair

Article originated hereSometimes the precious things of this world survive by just a hair.  Just a hair.  The difference between victory and defeat, between survival and ruin, between conquest and destruction, between glory and despair:  these are not differences of tremendous magnitude.  They are fine-line distinctions.  And when I say fine-line, I mean very fine. …

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How The Plutocratic Insurgency Targets You Personally: The Use Of AI For Targeted Shakedowns

Article originated hereIn our discussions on the “plutocratic insurgency” here, we have focused on the malfeasance and corrupt practices of the moneyed elites, their political lackeys, and a few of the most major corporations.  Some people, reading these pages, may be tempted to think, “Well, so what?  It doesn’t affect me personally!  What do I…

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How The Plutocratic Insurgency Targets You Personally: The Use Of AI For Targeted Shakedowns

Article originated hereIn our discussions on the “plutocratic insurgency” here, we have focused on the malfeasance and corrupt practices of the moneyed elites, their political lackeys, and a few of the major corporations.  Some people, reading these pages, may be tempted to think, “Well, so what?  It doesn’t affect me personally!  What do I care!” …

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Impressions Of Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Article originated hereI spent the recent holidays in Belo Horizonte, which is the capital of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.  It was a fantastic trip, and I wanted to give readers my impressions of the city.   This podcast can be heard on iTunes, Soundcloud, YouTube, and Google Play.   Photos of Belo Horizonte can…

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Impressions Of Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Article originated hereI spent the recent holidays in Belo Horizonte, which is the capital of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.  It was a fantastic trip, and I wanted to give readers my impressions of the city.   This podcast can be heard on iTunes, Soundcloud, YouTube, and Google Play.   Photos of Belo Horizonte can…

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Vanguard Of The Plutocratic Insurgency: Apple Inc. Plies Its Trade

Article originated herePrevious articles here have described in detail a phenomenon called the “plutocratic insurgency.”  The term was coined by Robert J. Bunker and Pamela L. Bunker in a series of articles that have appeared in Small Wars Journal.  I have discussed the Bunkers’ conclusions in my own articles here: The Rise Of The Plutocratic…

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