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Too many babies and too many blogs and too many publications and most of which what is right is not new and what is new is not right.
"The passing of my late friend Emile, his obituary in the Princeton Alumni Weekly (as pdf)"
'My sister's beautiful home that is for sale in Michigan!. "
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My Thoughts - Jews About 15 years ago I was published in the NY Times regarding the birth order of the Jewish community. In the Jewish scriptures and the New Testament, the father determined whether their offspring were Jewish. Eventually, if you were Jewish transcended from the mother.
Historically, Jews have been identified into two major groups: the Ashkenazim, or "Germanics" and the Sephardim. The far more recent term Mizrahim, or "Easterners" to include Middle Eastern and North African Jews, constitutes a third major group to some; following the partition of Palestine, their often-forced migration, and the re-establishment of their communities in Israel. There are a multitude of other smaller groups of the Jewish community.
Slavery in contrast with drug demand The consensus today is that only a trickle of slaves arrived in the US after the slave trade was prohibited in 1880. However, about 250,000 came in during the prohibition mainly through Cuba. They were taught a few words of English before they were transferred to the Gulf Coast. The demand of cotton and slaves were the same as illegal drugs are in demand today.
 LGBT individuals more likely to be incarcerated
"Boston Release Network Data. (as pdf)"
 Courtesy of Wayne Dynes
"Obituary for Bruce Hopping, written by Thomas Hubbard (as pdf)"
'"F*ck Foucault by Rictor Norton. (as pdf)"
'Rictor Norton Biography. Bio"
"Draft from an excerpt of my memoirs regarding some of the great medievalists of the 20th century. (as pdf)"
Reader Report from Michael Chesson on my latest draft of American Exceptionalism (as pdf)
Supreme Court Denies Challenge to GPS Monitoring of Sex Offenders Courtesy of Bill Dobbs
FBI Used Best Buy's 'Geek Squad' to Increase Public Surveillance Courtesy of Bill Dobss
What Constituted Prestige in the South? (as pdf)
My Experience with the GRE (as pdf)
Cancellation Notice of Reward for the Outing of a Living American Cardinal (as pdf)
A letter regarding Timothy Garton Ash's Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World spiked by the NY Review of Books (as pdf)
An article about Alexander Whiteside Williams, an uncle of Moses Williams and Harriet Nicol (as pdf)
Two letters from The New Yorker under the heading "Abusing the System" These two letters illustrate how the prison system is over-crowded and under-funded for those with mental health issues.
Why Would Someone Choose to Be a Monster? My only question about this scintillating article is that it's almost impossible to determine if something is biological or acquired within the womb, or if it is acquired in infancy, childhood, or even puberty.
Review of Sven Beckert and Seth Rockman's Slavery's Capitalism: A New History of American Economic Development and Matthew Karp's This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders of American Foreign Policy (as pdf)
Review of "After Tamerlane: The Rise and Fall of Global Empires, 1400-200" by William A. Percy (as pdf)
A Scintillating Synthesis - Review of "The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century" by William A. Percy (as pdf)
Review of "Roman Sex" by William A. Percy (as pdf)