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List of Famous Psychics

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List of Famous Psychics

Psychics have been around for a long time, but some have gained considerably more fame that others. In some cases, famous psychics stretch back for hundreds of years. This list details some of the most well-known psychics, both old and new. If you’d really like to get a glimpse of your future, I suggest giving one of the many psychics in Maine a try.

  • Oracle at Delphi – Established in the 8th century BC, this priestess of Apollo delivered prophecies from the slopes of Mount Parnassus. She was mentioned by writers ranging from Plato and Aristotle to Ovid.
  • Nostradamus – A famous seer who wrote thousands of prophecies about future events. Many credit him with predicting Hitler, the 9/11 attacks, and a number of other important people and occurrences.
  • Daniel Dunglas Home – Rose to prominence in the Victorian period for his ability to speak to the dead and levitate.
  • Sylvia Browne – A famed psychic and spiritual medium who hosts a radio show and has assisted in more than 115 missing persons and murder cases. She has engaged in a long-running feud with magician and skeptic James Randi.
  • John Edward – A well-known psychic medium who also enjoys celebrity status as a television personality. Drew heavy criticism for a show where he communicated with the spirits of those who died on 9/11.
  • Miss Cleo – A shaman and psychic who rose to fame while providing psychic readings over the telephone from 1997 to 2003. While she uses a Jamaican accent, she was born Youree Dell Harris in Los Angeles, California.

There’s little doubt that more famous psychics will crop up in the years to come, although a number of charlatans will also make an appearance. Psychics in Michigan are always a good bet, as they deliver timely advice with a solid bedside manner.

Written by randy

March 30th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

An Introduction to American War Of Independence

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The American Revolutionary War or American War of Independence lasted from 1775 to 1783. It was in the beginning a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen of its former British colonies in North America however, it soon became a worldwide war between many European great powers.

The war was incited by the political ideology of the American Revolution. During the revolution colonists disdained the Parliament of Great Britain govern them without representation. They stated that this violated the Rights of Englishmen. By 1775, a number of revolutionaries obtained control of each of the thirteen colonial governments, instituted the Second Continental Congress, and formulated a Continental Army. Petitions were sent to the king asking him to intervene in the affairs of the parliament which resulted in Congress being identified as traitors followed by a widespread rebellion in a number of states. The Americans united and in 1776 declared their independence as a new nation: the United States of America. They claimed sovereignty and rejected any allegiance to the British monarchy.

France came to the aid of the newly formed independent nation by giving the rebels with ammunition and weapons as of 1776. France formally entered the war in early 1778, which meant the Americans were evenly matched with the military might of Britain. Spain and the Dutch Republic who were French allies also entered in battle with Britain over the next two years. They threatened the empire with an invasion of England and tested British military strength by executing campaigns in Europe inclusive of attacks on Minorca and Gibraltar and an extensive global naval war. Spain helped to expel the British armies from West Florida and secured the American colonies’ southern flank.

For the duration of the war, the British were able to use their naval superiority to their advantage by capturing and occupying the American coastal cities. However, control of the countryside which was home to 90% of the population was clearly near impossible because of the comparatively small size of their land based army. With French naval assistance they were able to hold on to the Chesapeake in 1781 which lead to the surrender of a second British army in Yorktown. By 1783 the Treaty of Paris officially concluded the war and declared the sovereignty of the United States over the areas within what is now Canada to the north, Florida to the south, and the Mississippi River to the west.

The total loss of life resulting from the American Revolutionary War is not known. The living conditions in that period guaranteed that disease claimed the lives of more people than actual battle. During1775 and 1782, a smallpox epidemic devastated much of North America, killing more than 130,000 people. Historian Joseph Ellis suggested that Washington’s decision to have his troops vaccinated against the smallpox epidemic was perhaps one of the most significant decisions during that period. Read here for more information on Battle of Waterloo.

An estimated 25,000 American Revolutionaries died during active military service. About 8,000 of these deaths were associated with direct battle; the other 17,000 deaths were from disease, including about 8,000 – 12,000 who died while prisoners of war, a majority in rotting prison ships in New York. The number of Revolutionaries who were left horribly wounded or disabled by the war has been estimated to be anywhere between 8,500 to 25,000. The total American military casualty figure was subsequently as much as 50,000.

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September 29th, 2010 at 1:27 am

The American Revolutionary War

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The American Revolutionary War or American War of Independence lasted from 1775 to 1783. It was in the beginning a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen of its former British colonies in North America however, it soon became a global war between many European great powers.

The war was triggered by the political ideology of the American Revolution. During the revolution colonists refused to accept the Parliament of Great Britain govern them without representation. They claimed that this violated the Rights of Englishmen. By 1775, a number of revolutionaries obtained control of each of the thirteen colonial governments, instituted the Second Continental Congress, and created a Continental Army. Petitions were sent to the king asking him to intervene in the affairs of the parliament which led to Congress being deemed traitors proceeded by a wide-scale rebellion in a number of states. The Americans united and in 1776 declared their independence as a new nation: the United States of America. They claimed sovereignty and rejected any allegiance to the British monarchy.

France came to the aid of the newly formed independent nation by giving the rebels with ammunition and weapons as of 1776. France officially entered the war in early 1778, which meant the Americans were evenly matched with the military power of Britain. Spain and the Dutch Republic who were French allies also entered in battle with Britain over the next two years. They threatened the empire with an invasion of England and tested British military strength by executing campaigns in Europe including attacks on Minorca and Gibraltar and an extensive global naval war. Spain helped to expel the British armies from West Florida and secured the American colonies’ southern flank.

For the duration of the war, the British were able to use their naval superiority to their advantage by capturing and occupying the American coastal cities. However, control of the countryside which housed 90% of the population was evidently near impossible because of the fairly small size of their land based army. With French naval assistance they were able to hold on to the Chesapeake in 1781 which lead to the surrender of a second British army in Yorktown. By 1783 the Treaty of Paris formally concluded the war and established the sovereignty of the United States over the sections within what is now Canada to the north, Florida to the south, and the Mississippi River to the west.

The total loss of life resulting from the American Revolutionary War is not known. The living conditions in that period guaranteed that disease claimed the lives of more individuals than actual battle. During1775 and 1782, a smallpox epidemic devastated much of North America, killing more than 130,000 people. Historian Joseph Ellis suggested that Washington’s decision to have his troops vaccinated against the smallpox epidemic was perhaps one of the most significant decisions during that period.

About 25,000 American Revolutionaries died during active military service. About 8,000 of these deaths were associated with direct battle; the other 17,000 deaths were from disease, including about 8,000 – 12,000 who died while prisoners of war, most in rotting prison ships in New York. The number of Revolutionaries who were left badly wounded or disabled by the war has been estimated to be anywhere between 8,500 to 25,000. The total American military casualty figure was subsequently as much as 50,000.

Written by admin

March 4th, 2010 at 2:01 am

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