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  • 7 of John Adams' Greatest Insults [Funny, but True]

    07/28/2013 3:56:13 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 61 replies
    mental floss ^ | Mark Mancini
    A man whose wit was matched only by the looseness of his tongue, the combative John Adams quickly acquired a hefty reputation for articulate jabs and razor-sharp put-downs... 1. On Benjamin Franklin “His whole life has been one continued insult to good manners and to decency.”2. On Alexander Hamilton “That bastard brat of a Scottish peddler! His ambition, his restlessness and all his grandiose schemes come, I'm convinced, from a superabundance of secretions, which he couldn't find enough whores to absorb!”(Hamilton certainly wasn't above returning the fire.)3. On Thomas Paine's Common Sense “What a poor, ignorant, malicious, crapulous mass.”(For more...
  • NY: Archaeologists find 18th-century store (Ft. Edward, Hudson River, 1800s-era 'Stop'n'$hop')

    10/08/2006 7:55:16 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 1,948+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/8/06 | Chris Carola - ap
    FORT EDWARD, N.Y. - This history-rich Hudson River community has yielded a museum's worth of 18th-century military artifacts over the decades, from musket balls to human skeletons. But a colonial soldier's daily lot wasn't all fighting and bloodshed. They had their share of down time, and that's where the sutler came in, offering for sale two of the few diversions from frontier duty: alcohol and tobacco. A five-year-long archaeological project has unearthed the 250-year-old site of a merchant's establishment that sold wine, rum, tobacco and other goods to the thousands of soldiers who passed through this region during the French...
  • Have you folks heard of the Constitution Party?

    09/30/2004 7:19:03 AM PDT · by Warden · 436 replies · 5,109+ views
    Constitution Party ^ | 9-30-04 | Rick Warden
    Have you folks heard of the Constitution Party? www.constitutionparty.com Principal can be very hard to discern in politics. I just know that if the constitution party really had a chance to win they would definitely get my vote. This is a party of mostly Christians that uphold the constitution, guided by the Holy Bible, as the ultimate law of the land.
  • Gunpowder and Fireworks----17th and 18th Centuries

    07/04/2004 12:59:04 PM PDT · by Rockpile · 13 replies · 639+ views
    Gentleman's Magazine ^ | 18th century | several
    INDEX Gentleman's Magazine - Gunpowder June 1740. Volume 10. Friday, 20. - Complaint having been made to the Lords of the Admiralty that the Gunpowder used by the 3 Men of War when they took the Princessa was weaker than the Powder taken in the said Ship in Proportion of 7 to 12, it was thought proper to make a publick Tryal; in order thereto some Gunpowder was taken out of each of the above 4 Ships, put into 4 Boxes at Portsmouth which were sealed up by some Officers of the Navy and Ordnance, and sent to Town, and...