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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

August 19, 2018 by

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American Minute By William J Federer ~ English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge described a ship caught in the doldrums in his lyrical poem, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,”1798. A ship was lost in the ice of Antarctica, but was providentially led out of it by a larger sea-bird, an albatross. Disregarding its help, the captain shot the albatross, and brought a curse […]

DEC. 24 – CHRISTMAS EVE – Columbus, Cook and President Truman

December 24, 2013 by

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American Minute with Bill Federer ~ On Christmas Eve, DECEMBER 24, 1492, Columbus’ ship, the Santa Maria, ran aground on the island of Haiti. Columbus left 40 men and named the settlement la Navidad, promising to return the next year. On Christmas Eve, DECEMBER 24, 1777, Captain James Cook discovered Christmas Island, the largest atoll […]

Fort Hood And Separation Of Mosque And State

December 7, 2009 by

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By William J Federer Thanks to liberal judges everywhere, virtually everyone has heard of the “separation of church and state.” But what about “separation of mosque and state?” Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, an outspokenly aggressive Muslim, yelled “Allahu akbar,” Arabic for “Allah is great,” before killing 14 (a victim was pregnant) and wounding 31 at […]