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Ben raber (benjaminraber)

Joined 13 years ago from Grand Rapids MI

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  • Politics and the Peloponnesian War

    Politics and the Peloponnesian War

    9 years ago

    The Peloponnesian war was fought from 431 BCE to 404 BCE between two powerful alliances of Greek city states; one led by Ionic, democratic, intellectual, and trade focused Athens and the other by Doric, Oligarchic, conservative and xenophobic Sparta. The clash was not just a clash between two...

  • Medeival Keynesianism

    Medeival Keynesianism

    10 years ago

    In early medieval towns it was common practice for tradesmen to form guilds. A guild was essentially a trade association with a charter (or approval) from the local town or city government. Guilds were more than just an association or union in the modern sense though, because they operated a...

  • The Genesis of the Global Trade Network

    The Genesis of the Global Trade Network

    10 years ago

    Globalization. The world between 1500 and 1800 was one that increasingly became connected. Before the Columbian exchange, there was a significant trade network that existed in the settled parts of the old world; Europe, Anatolia, the Middle-east, North Africa, China, IndoChina and of course the...

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    18.5 Inch Mossberg 500 Gun Review

    10 months ago

    The Mossberg 500 is an American gun made by an American company. Though it comes in a dizzying array of configurations, it is a quality shotgun for a price that almost anyone needing a gun for self-defense or hunting can afford.

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    Heavy Bag workout in 45 minutes

    11 years ago

    The purpose of this workout is to serve the needs of those somewhat familiar with basic punching techniques (possibly with a martial arts background) who are wanting to get a good workout on a heavy bag into a busy schedule. i am a father, husband, full-time student and full-time employee at Xerox,...

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    A brief History of the Industrial revolution

    11 years ago

    The time period from the beginning of the Industrial revolution in Britain in the 1740’s to the beginning of World War 1 in 1914 saw the dramatic rise of western European nations as the rulers of most of the planet. Before the industrial revolution took place in Western European and Euro-American...

  • Pioneer and Native perspectives on the landing at Plymouth rock

    Pioneer and Native perspectives on the landing at Plymouth rock

    11 years ago

    On the 5th of August, 1620 the “pilgrims” sighted landed at what they called Plymouth, in modern day Massachusetts. Upon landing, this group of settlers encountered several native tribes that were living in the area. The natives knew something of the English from the Jamestown settlement, which had...

  • A soldier's perspective on the civil war

    A soldier's perspective on the civil war

    11 years ago

    The American civil war was an experience shared by all Americans in some way. However, none were more directly affected than the soldiers themselves. This is especially evident when reading the journal kept by Michigan native and Union soldier Hamlin Alexander Coe. Coe’s diary was a revealing look...

  • 1 Barbell, 1 hour, three times a week

    1 Barbell, 1 hour, three times a week

    11 years ago

    This workout is designed for someone who doesn't have more than a few hours a week to work out and limited access to fitness equipment. The sum total of my fitness equipment at home is one barbell, some weights and a heavy bag; and my time available...

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    "The Tipping point" review

    11 years ago

    “The Tipping Point” was written in the late 90’s by the popular writer at The New Yorker, Malcolm Gladwell. Mr. Gladwell was born in England, educated in Canada at the university of Toronto, and holds a degree in history. Mr. Gladwell has been...

  • Attributional bias

    Attributional bias

    11 years ago

    Where does bias come from? Why is it that people are often either conceited and self-serving or depressed and self-loathing? This all has to do with a concept called Attribution; or what people “chock stuff up” to. The reason they think...

  • Cold Steel Bushman Review

    Cold Steel Bushman Review

    11 years ago

    The Cold Steel Bushman is billed by the company as a “survival” knife. It is made of 2.5mm thick SK-5 high carbon steel. This knife is forged of a single piece of steel and has a hollow handle. The idea behind this knife is versatility, it’s...

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    Ruger Mk II Review

    10 months ago

    The Ruger Mark II is the offspring of the Ruger Standard. Find out how it handles, hits targets, and if it's reliable.

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    Why I love to Shoot

    10 years ago

    The shooting sports are very popular in America, however, many people fear guns and the people who love them. Firearms are only dangerous if you let them be however. I hope to prove shooting is a bala

  • Italian Meatloaf

    Italian Meatloaf

    11 years ago

    1.5 Lbs Ground Beef 3 oz Pancetta Thin Sliced 1 cup of bread crumbs 1/3 Cup Tomatoe Sauce 1/2 cup Parmesean 3 Tablespoons Parsley 3 Tablespoons Oregano 1 Egg 2 Tablespoons Minced Onion 1 Tablespoon Crushed Red Pepper 1 Teaspoon...

  • A brief History of the Olympic Games, Ancient and Modern

    A brief History of the Olympic Games, Ancient and Modern

    11 years ago

    According to Ancient Greek legends, the first Olympic games were founded by a god-among-men, the almighty Hercules himself, son of Zeus and founder of the warrior state of Sparta. Of course the first the first recorded Olympic games were not until...

  • A very very general overveiw of fiscal and monetary policy, and where we are today.

    A very very general overveiw of fiscal and monetary policy, and where we are today.

    11 years ago

    Disclaimer: I am not an expert on Economics, these are just my thoughts on fiscal and monetary policy, and a brief description of how I think we are doing right now. The last four years have been rough on a lot of people. The Economy reached a...

  • Italian Meatballs / Hamburgers

    Italian Meatballs / Hamburgers

    11 years ago

    1.5 Lbs Ground Beef 1 cup of bread crumbs 1/2 cup Parmesean 3 Tablespoons Parsley 3 Tablespoons Oregano 1 Egg 2 Tablespoons Minced Onion 1 Tablespoon Crushed Red Pepper 1 Teaspoon Cumin 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper In a Large bowl,...

  • Healthy Chicken Burrito

    Healthy Chicken Burrito

    11 years ago

    1 Chicken Breast 1 Burrito Tortilla 2 Tablespoons Tomato Sauce 1 Teaspoon Cayenne 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder 1/4 Teaspoon Minced Garlic Salt and pepper This recipe is an easy way to have a classic favorite...but with not so many calories!...

  • Best Breadsticks Recipe

    Best Breadsticks Recipe

    11 years ago

    Recipe This is my Best bread-sticks recipe. It was inspired by the breadsticks at a little mom and pop restaurant where I used to work. (though my recipe is entirely different from theirs, both the dough and the garlic butter are my original...

  • Best Pizza Recipe

    Best Pizza Recipe

    11 years ago

    A delicious recipe for pizza dough and sauce that you can make at home!

  • Italian Stir fry - pesto

    Italian Stir fry - pesto

    11 years ago

    1 Wok (or very deep frying pan) 3/4 lbs. Chicken 1/3 lbs. Panchetta 8-12 ounces of Penne pasta 1 Red pepper 1 Green Pepper 1 Tomato 1 Onion 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup grated Romano cheese 3 tablespoons of pine nuts 3/4 cup...

  • A brief history of the Super bowl

    A brief history of the Super bowl

    11 years ago

    As time passes, and the most recent game indicates the Super bowl seems to just keep growing. In 2009 the super had an average of 98.8 million people watching it at any given second. This game also featured ad space selling for over 3 million dollars. Each year the game seems to have more people...

  • Pollo tegame di rigatoni

    Pollo tegame di rigatoni

    11 years ago

    Shown with additional Parmesan spread on top. This is a recipe I developed on accident, it was made because my wife wasn’t feeling well and being the chef I am ;) I made this pasta for her, then the chicken for me, my wife had the idea to cut...


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