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Study shows Shakespeare as ruthless businessman

LONDON (AP) Hoarder, moneylender, tax dodger it's not how we usually think of William Shakespeare.

But we should, according to a group of academics who say the Bard was a ruthless businessman who grew wealthy dealing in grain during a time of famine.

Researchers from Aberystwyth University in Wales argue that we can't fully understand Shakespeare unless we study his often-overlooked business savvy.

"Shakespeare the grain-hoarder has been redacted from history so that Shakespeare the creative genius could be born," the researchers say in a paper due to be delivered at the Hay literary festival in Wales in May.

more at link:
http://omg.yahoo.com/news/study-shows-shakespeare-ruthless-businessman-150909584.html
Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Sun Mar 31, 2013, 07:26 PM (3 replies)

Mappō or Mofa

(Chinese: 末法; pinyin: M Fǎ: ; Jp: mappō, which is also translated as the Age of Dharma Decline, is the "degenerate" Third Age of Buddhism.

Degeneration
Traditionally, this age is supposed to begin 2,000 years after Sakyamuni Buddha's passing and last for "10,000 years". (The first two ages are the Age of Right Dharma (正法 Cn: zhngfǎ; Jp: shōbō, followed by the Age of Semblance Dharma (像法 Cn: xingfǎ; Jp: zōbō.) During this degenerate third age, it is believed that people will be unable to attain enlightenment through the word of Sakyamuni Buddha, and society will become morally corrupt. In Buddhist thought, during the Age of Dharma Decline the teachings of the Buddha will still be correct, but people will no longer be capable of following them

more at link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mapp%C5%8D
Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Sat Mar 30, 2013, 10:37 AM (1 replies)

since Meta is gone, the Lounge is the new dumping ground -

and while I have no issue with Atheists, I do wish the Satan worshipers would petition to form their own group.

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Sat Mar 30, 2013, 10:30 AM (0 replies)

isn't gender rights basically a subset of individual rights?

and although many individuals are not treated respectfully shouldn't we as individuals strive to make it that way for all?

or am I missing something here?

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Sat Mar 30, 2013, 10:25 AM (2 replies)

up on tight rope, baby. high wire. putting on a NAP for all to see ---

with apologies to Leon. Forgive me.
Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Fri Mar 29, 2013, 07:44 PM (1 replies)

kibosh is awesome!!

thank you for this UTUSN
Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Fri Mar 29, 2013, 07:00 PM (1 replies)

I want that Dolphin Power Boat for real.

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Fri Mar 29, 2013, 06:57 PM (0 replies)

a friend sent me a link to one of the more esoteric groups.

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Fri Mar 29, 2013, 05:12 PM (0 replies)

nothing wrong with the questions ...

it was the answers that sucked
therefore I got Grumpy Cat ...
some internet bozo tries to define -me-

I think not!

Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Wed Mar 27, 2013, 08:01 PM (0 replies)

shih-tzu is always fun to say ...



do I understand the question?
Posted by Tuesday Afternoon | Wed Mar 27, 2013, 07:14 PM (1 replies)
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