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  • HDLS Agraphia
    Agraphia is the inability to communicate through writing because of an acquired neurological disorder in which the damage causes motor dysfunction or spelling problems. Other skills such as reading may still be present. Agraphia is caused by damage to one or more of the 12 regions of the brain(...)
  • Alex Torshin
    Alexander Torshin is a prominent member of Putin’s political party. A Russian banker close to the NRA. Maria Butina’s handler. Torshin resigned from the Russian Bank one day after Maria Butina reached a plea deal with Mueller. During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump, Jr. met with Alex Torshin.(...)
  • Characters, Politics, Trump-Russia ppl Alexander Torshin
    Alexander Torshin is a prominent member of Putin’s political party. A Russian banker close to the NRA. Maria Butina’s handler. Torshin resigned from the Russian Bank one day after Maria Butina reached a plea deal with Mueller. During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump, Jr. met with Alex Torshin.(...)
  • HDLS Alexia
    Alexia is the inability to recognize words and is caused by brain trauma. Also known as "word blindness" (e.g. all words suddenly look like gibberish). Usually accompanied with an inability to write (agraphia), but not always. Alexia results from cerebral lesions in circumscribed brain(...)
  • Characters, Politics, Trump-Russia ppl Allen Weisselberg
    Allen Weisselberg is Trump's long time CFO--decades and is cooperating with Mueller. Weisselberg, and Trump conspired on illegal campaign fraud. Cohen mentions conspiring with Weisselberg on the secret audio recording when Trump directs payoffs. Trump directed or knew Weisselberg illegally(...)
  • HDLS Aphasia
    Aphasia is a communication disorder that affects a person’s ability to process and/or use language. It is a neurological condition caused by damage to the portions of the brain responsible for language, and it does not affect intelligence. Aphasia can impact ability to understand, speak, read,(...)
  • 17th Century Words Bloudy
    Bloudy is an archaic spelling of bloody.
  • 17th Century Words Convented
    A community of persons devoted to religious life under a superior. To be convented in in the 17th century meant to appear before the ministers or magistrates.
  • 17th Century Words Divers
    Divers is an old word for several.
  • History English Chesterfield Act
    Our modern calendar is the Gregorian calendar. Prior to it, the Julian calendar was used for over 16 centuries. For England and its colonies including America, Parliament passed the Chesterfield Act in 1750 which adopted the Gregorian calendar starting in 1752 which was already in use in most(...)
  • 17th Century Words English Double Date
    Before 1752 the first day of the year was 25 March. So, days of the year that fell from Jan 1 - Mar 25 were notated using the previous year, or double dating. So, both Jan 1, 1600 and the double date Jan 1, 1600/1 matches our Jan 1 in the year 1601. This applies to any English dates from 1752(...)
  • 17th Century Words Fathom
    Old English: In the 1600s fathom meant "arm's length", and it was used for linear distance--both vertical and horizontal. So, 10 fathom deep of people would be about 30 feet deep of people. Modern Depth: a vertical linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth. Four(...)
  • 17th Century Words Fortnite
    A fortnight is fourteen nights, or two weeks. A literal shortening of fourteen nights.
  • Logic Logical Fallacy
    A logical fallacy is an error in reasoning that renders an argument invalid. In a broad sense, all logical fallacies are arguments in which a conclusion doesn’t follow logically from what preceded it (a non sequitur). Logical fallacies avoid discussing the issue directly usually because the(...)
  • Maria Butina
    Maria Butina is the Russian agent of influence and secret spy who infiltrated the NRA. She is the one who first asked Trump about sanctions in July 2015 only weeks after he announced his candidacy--Trump called on her FIRST at the press conference. A few months later in Dec 2015, Butina(...)
  • Politics, Trump-Russia ppl Maria Valeryevna Butina
    Maria Butina is the Russian agent of influence and secret spy who infiltrated the NRA. She is the one who first asked Trump about sanctions in July 2015 only weeks after he announced his candidacy--Trump called on her FIRST at the press conference. A few months later in Dec 2015, Butina(...)
  • Characters, Politics, Trump-Russia ppl Michael Cohen
    Michael Cohen was Trump's longtime personal lawyer and fixer. Both Trump and Cohen referred to him as Trump's fixer. Starting in Sep 2018, Cohen started cooperating with Mueller, and partially cooperating only with SDNY. For his crimes Cohen was sentenced to 3 years in prison, and either $50k(...)
  • Politics National Rifle Association (NRA)
    Maria Butina is the Russian agent of influence and secret spy who infiltrated the NRA. In Dec 2015, Butina arranged a free trip to Russia for Senior NRA members. The trip was paid for by the Russian fake-group “Right to Bear Arms”. We know from court transcripts available that at that time(...)
  • Characters, Politics, Republicans, Trump-Russia ppl Paul Erickson
    Paul Erickson is a Republican political operative and lawyer. He is also Russian spy Maria Butina's boyfriend. As of Dec 2018, he became a target of the Trump-Russian Election Conspiracy. He received an FBI target letter. In May 2016 Erickson sent an email titled "Kremlin Connection" to the(...)
  • 17th Century Words Ring
    In the 17th century, this often referred to a set of bells. Usually a circular set of 4 to 12 bells connected by a rope.
  • Characters, Politics, Republicans, Trump-Russia ppl Rudy Giuliani
    One of Trump's lawyers. Giuliani has lied many times in interviews and on TV at the direction and coordination of the President. On May 2, 2018, Giuliani admits Trump committed a Federal crime on Fox News. Specifically, a Campaign Violation Payment for which AMI and Cohen later name Trump as(...)
  • wampom
    Small cylindrical beads made from polished shells and fashioned into strings or belts; used by certain Native American peoples as jewelry or currency. Example from John Winthrop journal: Dated 1643, "...Benedict Arnold, their interpreter, did desire we would receive them under our(...)
  • wampompeage
    Small cylindrical beads made from polished shells and fashioned into strings or belts; used by certain Native American peoples as jewelry or currency. Example from John Winthrop journal: Dated 1643, "...Benedict Arnold, their interpreter, did desire we would receive them under our(...)
  • wampompeak
    Small cylindrical beads made from polished shells and fashioned into strings or belts; used by certain Native American peoples as jewelry or currency. Example from John Winthrop journal: Dated 1643, "...Benedict Arnold, their interpreter, did desire we would receive them under our(...)
  • wampumpeag
    Small cylindrical beads made from polished shells and fashioned into strings or belts; used by certain Native American peoples as jewelry or currency. Example from John Winthrop journal: Dated 1643, "...Benedict Arnold, their interpreter, did desire we would receive them under our(...)
  • Characters, Politics, Republicans, Trump-Russia ppl William Pelham Barr
    William Pelham Barr served as the 77th U. S. Attorney General from 1991 to 1993 during the first Bush administration. He is a member of the Republican Party. He wrote a 20 page memo to the DOJ arguing that Article II of the Constitution gives the president the power to appoint and fire certain(...)

 

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