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The History Of An Aristocrat's Game: Baccarat - Even the Church went into the gambling business for a while, as people preferred to throw dice and use cards instead of going to mass, and little by little certain games evolved and began to take shape, and one of those was an Italian game that we today know as Baccarat.

I Will Never Invest in Badmannersland - Protests are fine, and they are part of democratic life; however, leaning too much to the side of the rights of those protesting (for the protest per se, because we have seen too how people protest and their leaders just continue hearing their music with headsets on, like what happened regarding the invasion of Iraq in countries such as Italy and Japan), means that the innocent bystander, tourist, cab driver, bus driver, passenger and so on have to suffer.

The True Surival Story of A.H. Braun - An ammunitions and explosives expert, he was in charge of a convoy that carried supplies to the frontlines, mostly during nights, when the German artillery could not lock their sights on them easily on the protracted battlefields of central Italy.

The Use Of Biochemical Warfare: A Real Life Example Of Human Mass Extinction - The Black Death was an epidemic episode that took place across almost all the northern hemisphere during the fourteenth century. As far as history tells us, it was the most perilous moment in the history of mankind because never before or afterwards, any kind of danger put the survival of our species at peril like this particularly virulent case of bubonic plague did. Al in all, conservative estimates speak of the extermination of about 50% of the population in these areas, which means a mass extinction of humankind in all force.

A Brief Reflection On Nationalism - Even Roman Generals were at all times reminded that they were just humans, and so achieved eternity.

France's Best Kept Secret (I) - The past is alive in such landmarks as the Gallo-Roman Amphitheater, used for concerts today, and the Croix-Rousse Hill, the center of the silk industry in the 1800s.

Bone Strengthener Plus - Horsetail Silica (Equesetumarvense) is alsoknown as Bottlebrush plant, Shave grass, and scouring rush. It has been use in folk medicine as a remedy for kidney problems, arthritis, ulcers, and tuberculosis. It was recommended by the Roman physician Galen.

Writing Our Own Tales To Insure Our Future - Until the end of the third Punic war and the final destruction of Carthage, the Punics - the Phoenicians of the last generation of their culture - had managed to expand as much as the Romans of the same era and in fact, they were a far more established culture than Rome.

Regions, Continents and Countries - Articles, essays, comments and tales about different regions, continents and countries of the world dealing in each with case aspects of their society, culture, economy, geography, folklore, history, regional products, sports and outdoor activities, and other things of interest fot any traveller.

Geography and Outdoors / Navigation and Maps - Learn how to navigate using maps, a compass, gps systems or simply by observing natural formations - Find your way whenever you get lost in the wilderness.

Travel and Tourism - Advice and recommendations for travellers and tourists - Avoid complications in your trips.

Arts, Crafts and Artists - An assortment of articles dealing with our ways to express, create and learn about arts and crafts, as well as artistic products in the context of history, museums and various disciplines such as plastic and performing arts, cienam, photography, literature, etc.

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