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The Commoditization of Social Relationships

In History by Caris AdelLeave a Comment

“The first transcontinental railroad was built with blood, sweat, politics and thievery, out of the meeting of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads. The Central Pacific started on the West Coast going east; it spent $200,000 in Washington on bribes to get 9 million acres of free land and $24 million in bonds, and paid $79 million, an overpayment …

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Food as a Tool of Control

In Church by Caris Adel2 Comments

Buffalo was the Native Americans’ main food source. So….I wonder what the empire of the United States did (and continues to do). “One Congressman, James Throckmorton of Texas, believed that ‘it would be a great step forward in the civilization of the Indians and the preservation of peace on the border if there was not a buffalo in existence.’ Soon, …