#61 Sir Gooroodas Banerjee


Times change and so do the transliteration of foreign names.  When Marc Edmund Jones penned his Sabian Symbols, Sir Banerjee's name was transcribed as Goorooder Banerji, today it is Goodroodas or Guradas Banerjee. Unfortunately, Dr. Jones got the birthdate wrong, for he lists him as January 25, 1844 in Narikeldanga, Calcutta, India, but Wikipedia lists…

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Julian Assange or the man with the Warhol hair.


Assange is back in the news because Bob Swan Mueller is hell bent on proving something after two years of proving nothing but that Manafort didn’t pay some back taxes. (He has a track record better than the weatherman.) When did Russian intelligence give WikiLeaks the e-mails that it hacked from the Democratic National Committee and…

The Honduras Caravan


On October 13, a group of hundreds of people gathered  to flee their native  Honduras in a caravan headed toward the United States. That caravan quickly swelled to approximately 7,000 Central American immigrants as it passed north through Guatemala. President Donald Trump has called the approaching group a “national emergency,” vowed to cut tens of…

#223 The Father of the the United Nations: Cordell Hull


Cordell Hull (October 2, 1871 – July 23, 1955) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Tennessee. He is known as the longest-serving Secretary of State, holding the position for 11 years (1933–1944) in the administration of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt during most of World War II. Hull received the Nobel Peace Prize…