Who was Alan Turing? A hero of WWII, inventor of modern computing, or a criminal?
What was the Enigma Code? The Enigma code was used by the German military to encrypt messages before and during the war. The code was first broken by a Polish mathematician, Marian Rejewski in the early 1930’s using a machine called The Bombe. One month after the code was broken, Hitler became Chancellor of Germany…
Banning abortion won’t stop it!
I was around when abortion was illegal still, in the 60’s and 70’s. At 17 I got pregnant. Abortions were illegal, dangerous, expensive and I my case far away. My boyfriend, 4 months younger, married me with my parents’ help. I had graduated high school. Pregnant. He had not graduated and making a living was VERY difficult, even with help from our parents…
I didn’t really have a bond with my daughter
My daughter, my second child, is 55. I was very young, 19, when I had her. I didn’t want another child. I was deeply depressed. I was in an abusive relationship with my husband whom I married at 17 and he was 4 months younger. I thought of falling down…
Just one thing...Noah
Just one thing...Noah was swallowed by a whale, yes? Whales are not fish but mammals. I know, I'm being picky. Which is why I can only take the Bible as tales told by ignorant men who could not explain a lot of what they saw. And they all wrote about Jesus decades after his death, so word of mouth must have devolved into "Telephone" very soon.
You listed the Presidents in descending levels for their speeches until you got to Bush.
You listed the Presidents in descending levels for their speeches until you got to Bush. Obama at 8.3 should have gone in after Bush at 10.8 and before Clinton at 8.2. Also instead of comparing speeches, why not compare books? Obama wrote several of his own, for instance, as did several others.
You say "they knew we were disappointed" but did you know they were also disappointed?
You say "they knew we were disappointed" but did you know they were also disappointed? I remember raising my kids poor, my marriage having failed because of violence and at a time when few options were available for single mothers raising kids alone. I worked while my little kids were in child care. I was always scheming how to make the money I had take care of all our needs, rent, food, clothes. We were all disppointed.
"One may have exposed himself to Mary Magdalene, but in his defense, she might have been a who-err."
"One may have exposed himself to Mary Magdalene, but in his defense, she might have been a who-err." Sooo, you think if a woman is a sex worker it is okay to expose yourself to her? How about sexual assault? A sex worker is working for money like any other job. Often there is no other option, especially for women thousands of years ago. Anyway, good points made. I am a non-believer which for some is one notch below (or above) a pedophile, depending on the person.
And there was Joseph Goebbels who killed his wife and five children before killing himself in the…
And there was Joseph Goebbels who killed his wife and five children before killing himself in the bunker where Hitler was hiding out. Hitler killed his wife Eva Braun and himself when it became obvious he had lost the war. He had married Eva just hours before they committed suicide.