Author Abdul Alhazred

Abdul Alhazred

“But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked. "Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad." "How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice. "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

A Brief History On March 26, 1997, 39 members of the “Heaven’s Gate” cult were found to have committed suicide with the intention of being picked up by an alien spacecraft and taken somewhere into outer space where they presumably would find eternal happiness.  Cults have been around about as long as there has been religion, starting as a splinter group that goes against conventional beliefs, sometimes growing into a mainstream religion and sometimes never achieving anything more than sideshow status.  Here are 10 cults that are well known for their extreme beliefs, suicidal tendencies, or celebrity involvement. Digging Deeper…

A Brief History With the presidential campaign in full swing we have been subjected not only to derisive comments back and forth between candidates during debates and to reporters or during speeches, but also the inevitable television attack ads.  This campaign season we also get “treated” to the same sort of mudslinging on the internet via Twitter and YouTube.  Among all this dirt are hypocritical attacks by candidates and their parties against each other that amounts to the pot calling the kettle black, so to speak. Digging Deeper Candidate for President Donald Trump is accused of calling people names and…

A Brief History On March 15, 2016, American voters in the Presidential nomination process have a huge (“yoooooge!”) day on March 15 when voters go to the polls in extremely important states such as Ohio, Florida, and Illinois (as well as Missouri and North Carolina, also important states).  The elections held on this day may well be decisive in determining who exactly the party nominees are for the Democrats and Republicans. Digging Deeper Ohio, although not the biggest state, is known as a “swing state” that could easily go for the candidate from either party, and thus becomes critical in…

A Brief History On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, voters in nearly a dozen U.S. states vote in their states’ Democratic and Republican primaries to choose their parties’ candidates for the next U.S. president to replace out-going President Barack Obama. Digging Deeper Unfortunately, those running this year have serious flaws that ultimately make voters’ decisions a classic case of choosing the lesser of…well, “evil”, may be too harsh a term and we do not seriously think the candidates are necessarily “evil”, but they do make feeling enthusiastic about any of them quite difficult. You may find these maps helpful for determining…

A Brief History On December 23, 2015, as we approach the end of 2015, we pause to recognize the biggest jerks, idiots, morons, and generally detriments to society, people that have distinguished themselves in some way other than for the betterment of mankind.  Feel free to defend these people if you want to, and feel free to nominate your own special jerks.  (Note: The order listed does not indicate who is actually the biggest jerk.)  Apologies to the millions of other deserving jerks that we left off the list.  Maybe next year! Digging Deeper 10. Donald Trump, future President? In…

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