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A bark is a sailing vessel with three masts. The three large British White Star liners "Titanic," "Olympic" and "Britannic" were the largest ships afloat for over twenty years between 1913 and 1935. Who were The Big Three during World War II?

Three phases of a Navajo Chief blanket

Navajo Chief blanket
Navajo Chief blanket

Navajo Chiefs Blankets are the most recognizable and valuable of all Navajo weavings.  Navajo Chiefs Blankets have been collected not only by other Native Americans before the United States even existed, but also by such notable collectors as William Randolf Hearst.

A Navajo Chiefs Blanket could be purchased for around fifty dollars in the early 1800’s, one thousand dollars by the turn of the nineteenth century, and today, a Chiefs blanket in excellent condition, could sell for half a million dollars or more.

First Phase Fragment
First Phase Fragment

The First Phase Navajo Chiefs Blanket is simple with indigo blue stripes and white and brown natural churro wool.

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California Today: A Proposal to Split California Into Three

California 3 regions
California 3 regions

California, home to nearly 40 million people, has commonly been declared ungovernable.

That’s why some people think we should carve it up.

In contrast to the so-called Calexit movement, which aspires to secession, these proponents see California’s salvation in greater local autonomy within the union.
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The Presidential Impeachment Process

By Robert Longley

Impeach Nixon
Impeach Nixon
Historically, Congress has issued Articles of Impeachment for acts in three general categories:

  • Exceeding the constitutional bounds of the powers of the office.
  • Behavior grossly incompatible with the proper function and purpose of the office.
  • Employing the power of the office for an improper purpose or for personal gain.

IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES

Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution says, “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

To date, two federal judges have been impeached and removed from office based on charges of bribery. No federal official has ever faced impeachment based on charges of treason. All other impeachment proceedings held against federal officials, including three presidents, have been based on charges of “high crimes and misdemeanors.”

According to constitutional lawyers, “High Crimes and Misdemeanors” are (1) real criminality — breaking a law; (2) abuses of power; (3) “violation of public trust” as defined by Alexander Hamilton in the Federalist Papers. In 1970, then-Representative Gerald R. Ford defined impeachable offenses as “whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at a given moment in history.”

Source and complete article: https://www.thoughtco.com/impeachment-the-unthinkable-process-3322171

Trump’s whiplash: Three personas in three speeches, but the same president

By Philip RuckerAugust 23, 2017 at 8:14 PM

Trump
Trump

In the span of 48 hours this week, President Trump has boomeranged among three roles: the commander in chief, the divider and the uniter.

Like a contestant on one of his reality TV shows, Trump has taken on contrasting personas, showcasing divergent traits with flourishes seemingly to survive another day of his beleaguered presidency. Or, as Trump the television producer might put it, to keep up the ratings.
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Martin Niemöller

Martin Niemöller
Martin Niemöller
Martin Niemöller, a prominent Protestant pastor who was an outspoken critic of Adolph Hitler, said:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

When three presidents died on the Fourth of July, Americans saw the work of God

From left, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe
From left, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe
Three of the first five presidents died on July 4. From left, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe. (Getty Image)

On July 4, 1831, James Monroe died from heart failure and tuberculosis at his daughter’s house in New York City. The fifth U.S. president had attempted to write an autobiography, but was unable to complete it as his health slowly deteriorated after his wife died the year before.
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Ian Bremmer

Ian Bremmer
Ian Bremmer

Bestselling author and global policy expert Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, a leading global political risk research and consulting firm. In his new book Superpower: Three Choices for America’s Role in the World, he considers the rise of Asia and how it impacts the evolving global role of the United States.

Trump and His Three Factions

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

If U.S. had a parliamentary system, President Donald Trump’s coalition in Congress would consist of three distinct parties: (1) Economic Nationalists fed up with porous borders and sweeping trade pacts; (2) Conservatives and Christians who favor limited government, military strength, and religious freedom; and (3) Corporate-oriented Republicans ready to compromise on social issues and immigration.

Since all three wear a Republican label, we’ll call them factions. To win legislatively, the Trump Administration will need very strong support from at least two of those three — and no serious resistance from the one whose priorities are being diluted, delayed or denied.
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