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September 19, 2010

Boardwalk Empire has some shocking details

Filed under: TV shows — Tags: — furtherglory @ 8:08 pm

I just saw the first episode of Boardwalk Empire, the new HBO series about gangsters during Prohibition.  Some of the characters are based on real life people like Al Capone.  One of the characters is Arnold Rothstein who is shown in an unflattering way.  He is suspected of cheating when he wins $93,000 at a casino and it is mentioned that he “allegedly” fixed the World Series game in 1919 and made a lot of money.

The big shocker was when the book “The International Jew” was brought out by a minor character who said it was written by Henry Ford.  This book, which was published in 1920 at the time that the action in Boardwalk Empire is taking place, explains the “Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion.”

Ford’s book is no longer in print and it is virtually unknown by the younger generation in America, but you can be sure the kids will be googling it.  I am surprised that such a controversial book was shown in a TV show when it was not at all necessary for the plot.

“Let food be your medicine, and medicine be your food.”

Filed under: Health — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 9:45 am

No, the title of this post is not the latest advice from Dr. Oz.  It was Hippocrates who was the author of this famous quote, thousands of years ago, although Dr. Oz would probably agree, at least somewhat, with this statement.   Hippocrates was an ancient Greek physician (460-377 BC), who is considered to be the father of modern medicine.   Hippocrates also said: “IF you feed a cold, THEN you will have to starve a fever.”  This advice is still quoted today, but with the IF and THEN left out.   (more…)