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“Brits’ queen get a tidy little raise” (Philadelphia, Pa. “Inquirer”


London,–3 Apr 2013 –Queen Elizabeth II has received a $7.6 million boost in annual funds the British Monarch receives from taxpayers to carry out official duties, pay staff, and maintain palaces. The new fund– which equals 15 percent of the … Continue reading

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A Renegade History of the United States by Thaddeus Russell


At first I thought this a typical Liberal lefty writing with fake ‘moral ‘ outrage is demostrated on the Tea Party, or Sarah Palin but in contradiction here are opinions backed up with political facts and even philosophical connections. So … Continue reading

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Philadelphia’s Vice President Geo M. Dallas. (1844-48) Brief Political Bio


Name: George Mifflin DALLAS Birth: 10 JUL 1792 in Philadelphia City, Philadelphia Co., PA GRAD: 1810 Princeton University Event: Elected BET 21 OCT 1828 AND 15 APR 1829 Mayor of Philadelphia, PA Event: Elected BET 13 DEC 1831 AND 4 … Continue reading

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Playwright Charles Dickens !


I finally got to the Free Library of Philadelphia Rare Book department. They’ve had a exhibit of the Plays and players of Charles Dickens works. (Good thing I went yesterday as it was the last day of the exhibit.) I … Continue reading

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Amazing find on a Philadelphia County Map.


I was really surprised when I discovered that Philadelphia’s lesser known Mayor George M. Dallas was elected Vice President of the U.S., He was VP when James Polk was elected President 1844-48. He also has a street named after him. … Continue reading

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On visiting Constitution Center and Historical Soc of Pa.


I went to the Constitution Center on the September 18th also called “Constitution Day”…only day visiting “Constitution Center” is ‘free’. So I went! Each booth or cubicle along both sides of a great hall highlights some text from the constitution. … Continue reading

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Interestingly, just before the Civil War started at Ft. Sumter, George M.Dallas, former Mayor of Philadelphia, was in 1856 James Buchanan’s Ambassador to the Court of St. James. After Lincoln’s election, he picked Charles Francis Adams to replace Ambassador Dallas … Continue reading

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