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A Christmas Story
The origins of Christmas has its roots in pagan rituals. The end of December was a perfect time for celebration. The days would become longer, cattle were slaughtered and most of the wine and beer made during the year was fermented and ready for drinking.
Located in Did You Know? / 2008 Stuff
Climate Science History
While the 'Greenhouse Effect' has been known for nearly 200 years it was not until the 1950's with the aid of studies funded by the US military that the major components of the theory were well understood. This largely had to do with understanding the atmospheric composition in the stratosphere but there are many interesting pieces to the puzzle of climate science.
Located in Did You Know? / 2010 Stuff
The Third Wave
Could the fascism of WWII and Hitler's regime ever happen again? Maybe that's not the right question. Maybe the questions should be is it happening now? To what extent? And, am I participating in it unwittingly? What within us allows us to participate in such things and why can't we see the dangers? Because it is happening, in different places all around the world... and even in our own communities. Ultimately, how can we recognize it, and more importantly, how can we stop it.
Located in Did You Know? / 2012 Stuff
Why does the media in America not understand Nazism?
Jon Stewart, on his Daily Show, touched on, and illustrated, the problem of media misunderstanding and misuse of the meme so amply, and inappropriately, employed by Fox News, 'Nazism'. All of this apparently done for agenda and profit by marketing to one's base. It's as if greed melts brain cells to favor profit over sanity.
Located in Did You Know? / 2011 Stuff