It was a dark and stormy night..

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 (Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer – Lytton)

Question of the Day: “Who was Edward Bulwer Lytton?”

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Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton (25 May 1803 – 18 January 1873), was an English politician, poet, playwright, and novelist.

Edward was immensely popular with the reading public and wrote volumes of bestselling novels which provided him a considerable fortune.

He also coined the phrases, …

“The great unwashed”, …

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(Occupy Wall Street protesters).

“Pursuit of the almighty dollar”, …

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The Rothschild family (known as The House of Rothschild, or more simply as the Rothschilds) is a European family that established banking and finance houses, they have a net worth of $400 billion. The Rothschild family has built this net worth from the banking businesses and international high finance during the industrialization of Europe and was known for supporting railway systems across the world.

The Rothschilds are of German Jewish origin, and have been in control of European banking and finance houses from the late eighteenth century. (Source Wikipedia).

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The Rothschild family also owns more than half the Federal Reserve banking system, i.e. (Corporation), that controls the US dollar, and/or, ..for those of you with your (heads) ..still in your armpits? The money in the U.S. Treasury, ..and the money in your pockets.

“The pen is mightier than the sword”, …

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Currently proven every day, ..if not several times a day? ..by our “spendoholic” commander-in-chief.

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Returning to Edwards accomplishments…

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And one of the (most famous) opening lines ever, ..

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 As first exampled in his 1830 novel “Paul Clifford.” Which began…

“It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents – except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.”

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The phrase “It was a dark and stormy night” has also been used frequently in the contemporary comic strip “Peanuts” created  by Charles M. Schulz.  The aspiring author Snoopy is often portrayed typing; …

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Self-reliance and personal responsibility is also an admirable phrase…

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

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Crusader Rabbit…

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