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KECI Missoula
June 24become the national anthem of Canada, is first performed at a Saint-Jean-Baptis
June 24
KECI Missoula / Posted 7 days ago
become the national anthem of Canada, is first performed at a Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day banquet in Quebec City. 1842: Author Ambrose Bierce, best known for the short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and the satirical lexicon "The Devil's... Read more
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Canberra Times
Why it pays to read the fine print of insurance formsfor nearly 300 years, and for most of that time we have had a love-hate relatio
Why it pays to read the fine print of insurance forms
Canberra Times / Posted 10 days ago
for nearly 300 years, and for most of that time we have had a love-hate relationship with it. In 1890 American satirist Ambrose Bierce​ defined it, in his Devil's Dictionary, as: "Insurance – an ingenious modern game of chance in which the... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
Elizabeth Warren Slams SEC's Mary Jo White for Putting "Information Overload" Project Ahead of Dodd Frank Rulemakingis likely to be used, as in misused, by the Clinton campaign. The Clintons are
Elizabeth Warren Slams SEC's Mary Jo White for Putting "Information Overload" Project Ahead of Dodd Frank Rulemaking
Naked Capitalism / Posted 16 days ago
is likely to be used, as in misused, by the Clinton campaign. The Clintons are partners with Wall Street, as defined by Ambrose Bierce in The Devil’s Dictionary: When two thieves have their hands so deeply plunged in each other’s pocket than... Read more
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express
Top 10 facts about oceansamong everybody on Earth, it would work out at a cubic mile of water for every
Top 10 facts about oceans
express / Posted 23 days ago
among everybody on Earth, it would work out at a cubic mile of water for every 30 people. 10. “Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man – who has no gills,” (Ambrose Bierce, Devil’s Dictionary).Relate... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
As Patriotic As Everso terrifying, he says he "will be so good at the military, your head will spin
As Patriotic As Ever
CommonDreams.org / Posted a month ago
so terrifying, he says he "will be so good at the military, your head will spin.” It already is. Perhaps he should read Ambrose Bierce on finding the grotesque bodies of the dead during the Civil War: "How repulsive they looked with their... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Tant: Dirty presidential race could end dangerously for AmericaMore than a century ago, acerbic author Ambrose Bierce called the presidency “t
Tant: Dirty presidential race could end dangerously for America
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 1 months ago
More than a century ago, acerbic author Ambrose Bierce called the presidency “the greased pig in the field game of American politics.” If Bierce were alive today, he would be writing caustic commentary about this year’s presidential election. The... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Endless war: Trump and the fantasy of cost-free conflictgreatest of gods And Hell is the best of abodes. ’Tis reached through the Val
Endless war: Trump and the fantasy of cost-free conflict
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 1 months ago
greatest of gods And Hell is the best of abodes. ’Tis reached through the Valley of Clods By seventy beautiful roads. Ambrose Bierce, from A Sole Survivor Memorial Day is upon us, our 15th since the dawning of the Era of the AUMF, and you’d... Read more

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