Ezra Pound is arguably one of the finest of American born poets and classical scholars.
Pound influenced many of his peers such as W.P. Yeats, Robert Frost, James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway and T.S. Eliot.
Pound was born in Hailey, Idaho Territory in 1885.
He was a descendant of William Wadsworth on his mother's side. He was educated in a series of so-called dame schools, some run by Quakers. From 1898 until 1900 he attended the Cheltenham Military Academy, where the boys wore Civil War-style uniforms and were taught how to shoot, and the importance of submitting to authority. Pound was clever, independent and unpopular. He was admitted to the University of Pennsylvannia at the age of 15.
Can't verbally object to TSA pat-downs.
Apparently even verbal dissent is not tolerated when dealing with the Federal molesters known as the TSA – the Transportation Security Administration. Fox News has the sad story of a how a Tennessee jury convicted a mother who objected to TSA agents patting down her daughter. Notice that she stood on principle and spoke openly about the decline of liberty in the United States since 9/11 – and she was threatened by the judge for doing so.
Iraq was destroyed, is Iran next?
Would you have liked to visit the museums and ancient archaeological sites in Iraq before they were looted and damaged during the US led invasion in 2003? Iraq is located in what was ancient Mesopotamia and is considered by many archaeologists and historians to be in or near the area known as the "cradle of civilization." The Babylonian Empire ruled over the entire area of what we know today as Iraq. The Israelites of Judah were taken into captivity to Babylon circa 597 BC. So there is a significant amount of history for the descendants of the 12 Tribes of Israel, that is the Anglo-Saxon-Celtic-Scandinavian-Germanic peoples of the world, located in Iraq.