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Forensic Linguistics: The Footprint Of Language
By Quintus Curtius

Article originated hereThere is a very good miniseries playing on Netflix right now called Manhunt.  It is a drama about the pursuit and capture of Theodore Kaczynski, the so-called “Unabomber” who confounded law enforcement for decades until he was finally captured in 1996.  His case had been the longest and costliest in American law enforcement…

Private: Most Famous Persuasive Speeches
By Lionel Fox

To my magnificent readers. I welcome you. Here you will find a list of excellent famous persuasive speeches used to sway the audience’s opinion and manipulate their emotions. Included are famous propaganda speeches involving the best persuasive speech techniques made by master strategists. Some of them you will know, some you won’t.  There are a lot…

Private: Law #10 – Infection: Avoid the Unhappy and Unlucky
By Lionel Fox

Welcome my magnificent reader, this post analyzes the Law “Infection: Avoid the Unhappy and Unlucky”. What follows is an in-depth summary with approximately 2300 words   You can die from someone else’s misery – emotional states are as infectious as disease. You may feel you are helping the drowning man but you are only precipitating your…



What To Learn And How To Learn It – These Are The Questions
By IllimitableMan

Article originated here “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero Contents:1.) Introduction 2.) Experience vs. Reading 3.) Refining Reading – The Art of Summarising 4.) In Closing / Relevant Reading 1.) Introduction: Contrary to what may be impressed upon the reader by the length and intricacy of my essays,…



Ruminations on Double Standards
By IllimitableMan

Article originated here“When hypocrisy is a character trait, it also affects one’s thinking, because it consists in the negation of all the aspects of reality that one finds disagreeable, irrational or repugnant.” – Octavio Paz Contents: 1.) Introduction 2.) Of Protestation & Petitioning 3.) To Act Or Be Acted Upon 4.) Respect vs. Desire 5.)…

Private: Law #7 – Get others to do the Work for you, but Always Take the Credit
By Lionel Fox

Use the wisdom, knowledge, and legwork of other people to further your own cause. Not only will such assistance save you valuable time and energy, it will give you a godlike aura of efficiency and speed. In the end your helpers will be forgotten and you will be remembered. Never do yourself what others can…



What Were A Medieval Serf’s Feudal Obligations?
By Quintus Curtius

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…



How To Stop Feeling Tired
By IllimitableMan

Article originated here “Energy is the key to creativity. Energy is the key to life.” – William Shatner Contents: 1.) Introduction 2.) Energy & Social Skills 3.) Identifying The Cause 4.) Methods for Improving Energy Levels 5.) In Closing / Relevant Reading 1.) Introduction: In this piece I will depart from my usual lofty prose to bring…

Private: Law #6 – Court Attention at all Costs
By Lionel Fox

Court Attention at all Costs Meaning: Everything is judged by its appearance; what is unseen counts for nothing. Never let yourself get lost in the crowd, then, or buried in oblivion. Stand out. Be conspicuous, at all cost. Make yourself a magnet of attention by appearing larger, more colorful, more mysterious than the bland and…

The Guardian Spirit And The Idea Of “Genii”
By Quintus Curtius

Article originated hereMost of us are familiar with the idea of the “patron saint” in Christianity.  The doctrine is even found in some branches of Islam.  It is a  comforting thing to believe that there is someone out there watching over us, and protecting us in an hour of need.  I never used to give…



Fifty Shades of Red (Part 4)
By IllimitableMan

Article originated here “You need only look at the way in which she is formed, to see that woman is not meant to undergo great labour, whether of the mind or of the body.” – Arthur Schopenhauer Contents: 1.) Introduction 2.) The Maxims 3.) In Closing / Relevant Reading 1.) Introduction: Seeing as people absolutely…

Private: Law #8 – Make other People come to you – use Bait if Necessary
By Lionel Fox

Welcome my magnificent reader, this post analyzes the Law “Make other People come to you, use Bait if necessary”. What follows is an in-depth summary with approximately 2300 words   When you force the other person to act, you are the one in control. It is always better to make your opponent come to you, abandoning…