J. S. Bach’s Violin Concerto in D Minor Performed by Shunske Sato & the Netherlands Bach Society

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August 22, 1142 A.D.

A report on the auspicious founding of “oldest democracy in North America and possibly on Earth” — The eclipse that marked the start of the Iroquois Confederacy.

It happened about ten minutes down the road:

During a ratification council held at Ganondagan (near modern-day Victor, New York) the sky darkened in a total, or near total, eclipse. The time of day was afternoon, as Councils are held between noon and sunset. The time of year was either Second Hoeing (early July) or Green Corn (late August to early September). Thus, we must look for an eclipse path that would totally cover Ganondagan between July and September, in mid-afternoon.

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Mark Zuckerberg vs. Augustine of Hippo

The former’s decision to “ban a peace-loving quote by St. Augustine of Hippo, a Catholic theologian and philosopher from the 5th century, has one Catholic writer scratching his head” — Facebook bans Saint Augustine quote as ‘hate speech’. Brace yourselves; here’s the quote:

Let us never assume that if we live good lives we will be without sin; our lives should be praised only when we continue to beg for pardon. But men are hopeless creatures, and the less they concentrate on their own sins, the more interested they become in the sins of others. They seek to criticize, not to correct. Unable to excuse themselves, they are ready to accuse others.

Responded the Catholic writer:

I still don’t understand why this is hate speech. It’s a quote from a Catholic saint who expresses the opposite of hate speech. He is essentially restating the words of Jesus Christ in the Gospels to stop worrying about what the other guy is or isn’t doing and worry about your own flaws. Is Facebook saying that the Gospel is hate speech? But what’s worse is that I have no more understanding now of what is a violation of your community standards than I did before. I cannot for the life of me figure out why you label this hate speech.

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Magic Dirt Concentrated Near Lakes

Eight of these communities (16%) have the word “Lake” in their names, and several others are probably near lakes as well — These are the 50 richest communities in Upstate NY, ranked.

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Epstein’s Saudi Residency

With the levels of debauchery, it is no surprise the Saudi royal family might be linked — Epstein Safe Had ‘Piles Of Cash’, Diamonds And Expired Passport Claiming Saudi Residency.

It’s also no surprise that a man surnamed “Epstein” might be welcomed in that magic kingdom, and not just for his pimping services — History Of The Crypto Jewish Saudi Royal Family.

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“A Horrible, Unimaginable, Unspeakable Tragedy”

So said Rochester Police Department Investigator Francis Camp — 3-year-old boy dead after falling into grease trap at Tim Hortons.

“This is the worst thing that you can encounter as a police officer,” he said. Images of the everyday police work the media rarely shows:

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The Devil Makes Three Perform “Need to Lose,” “Deep Down” & “Paint My Face”

“According to tradition, the Prophet Muhammad taught that when a non-mahram [related by blood or marriage] woman and man are alone together, Satan is the ‘third among them,'” we read here — ‘Believe all women’ makes the ‘Pence rule’ just common sense.

“You and me and the devil makes three” is also a line from “Didn’t Leave Nobody But The Baby.”

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