150 years ago today, the Treaty of Prague was signed.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Es ist kein Schwert, das schärffer schiert,which translates into:
Als wenn ein Baur zum Herren wird.
There is no sword that cuts sharper
than if/when a peasant becomes master.
Monday, August 15, 2016
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Monday, August 8, 2016
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Sunday, July 31, 2016
Adams had a serious marketing problem. He had to persuade people that reduced taxes and lower tea prices were a threat to liberty. This was a hard sell. But Adams was up to it. He ignored the obvious: low taxes and low prices are a good thing. Instead, he warned readers that Parliament could close every port. He also skipped over the reason why the Parliament closed the port: protesters had thrown private property into the water. In today's money, this was over a million dollars' worth of tea.
Saturday, July 30, 2016
As an annual event, Bad Ischl celebrates Austria's Diamond Emperor, His Late Imperial and Royal Majesty Franz Josef I, around his birthday. This year, the centennial year of his passing, is his 186th, which is two days short of three weeks from now August 18. The festival takes place August 14 thru 19. More details can be found here.