Percy Blakeney

"They seek him here, they seek him there, those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven or is he in hell? That damned elusive Pimpernel."

It’s Your Money and Your Children’s Money and Their Children’s Money

More bailouts coming… Our nation’s finances are in the toilet. The debt is the highest it has ever been. This year’s deficit has already eclipsed last year’s total figure. Both political parties got together to eliminate the financial restraints imposed in 2011. What is Congress doing? Are they stupid, on drugs or do they just …

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Meritocracy… What is it?

In his 1958 novel George Young coined the term meritocracy. Classicists complain about the word because it has two roots. Merit is from Latin and cracy is from Greek. They claim the term is a hound dog in a thoroughbred language. Yeh, yeh, it’s a niggle. The more correct term would be the all Greek …

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The Quran Can Only be Understood in Arabic… Part 2 of 2

It is an irony that, as a Saudi, Osama bin Laden was a native Arabic speaker. In fact most of the leaders and foot soldiers in his al-Qaeda brotherhood are devout Muslims. Many critics of Islam are Arabic speakers as well. Apologists often ignore this fact. The apologists find only Arabic linguistic skills relevant when critics …

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Can the Quran Only be Understood in Arabic?… Part 1 of 2

The Game: The Quran is only understood in Arabic and one cannot criticize Islam without knowing Arabic. The Truth: Muslims often tell critics of Islam to read the Quran. When the listener acts on the advice Muslims are usually not ready for what happens. An honest translation of Islam’s most sacred book generally reinforces negative …

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