The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is a body founded in 1961 by Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, and Venezuela. Since their founding they’ve been joined by a half dozen or so other nations.
Together these countries hold eighty percent of the world’s petroleum reserves and account for forty percent of its production.
The goal of this organization is to ensure stability within oil prices, attempting to keep the global rate at around $70–80 per barrel. A goal which has been met with mixed success over the years.
OPEC is a name that is common on the news, especially…
The Industrial Revolution began around 250 years ago with the introduction of textile factories within England. Over the next two and a half centuries, industrialism would shape every aspect of our lives, providing us with the means to live within our modern society.
Many like to focus upon the European conditions and aspects that allowed for this revolution to flourish, talking about the conditions within England that allowed for such a strange innovation to sweep the continent. They like to focus on Welsh iron works and Birmingham textile mills. On railways and geography.
This article is going to focus on…
A subject that has always interested me is food. Especially the history of food.
Where do the cuisines we eat come from?
How did they get to us?
Why are they so common in our day-to-day lives?
Take something as easy as marinara sauce, a staple of Italian cuisine. In fact, marinara is such a staple that it’s hard to imagine Italian cuisine without this one sauce. But as I talked about in a previous article marinara sauce is actually a relatively new invention dating back to only the 19th Century.
Marinara sauce required Pre-Colombian trade routes, colonization, and the…
Alright who’s ready to talk about some urbanization? I know it’s been a really long time, but oh boy, we are finally here again to continue on this never-ending series (that will end with the next article). It’s been a wild year of uh… well everything. So, give yourself a pat on the back for returning to your mandated lessons about the history of cities within the United States.
Just in case you wanted to catch up:
So, what are we going to be talking about today?
Hey everyone, I’m back again to talk about sexual health and well-being. For today’s topic we’ll be touching on one of my favourite fetishes, breathplay. There’s just this raw thrill of being asphyxiated that… umf. Plus, you know, you get to make that really cheesy pun that makes your dom groan.
“You take my breath away.”
Which warms a separate, brattier, part of my submissive heart.
Anyways, my plan is to divide this article into three sections. The first will be a pretty clinical examination of how to safely conduct breathplay and what are some dos and don’ts. Second, I…
So funny story, I claimed that I’d use this account for both history and human sexuality and I never really did the human sexuality aspect…
Let’s change that by talking about spanking, flogging, and impact play.
What is impact play? Well, impact play is pretty much an umbrella term for a bunch of kinks which involve a dominant landing blows upon a submissive for sexual pleasure. The most common form of impact play is of course spanking, which will make up the bulk of this article. Though it can also include things like flogging, whipping, punching, and face slapping.
Well here we are again, ready to re-enter the fray and bite into another segment in the long and rapidly changing history of urban development in the United States. The period we are going to talk about today is extremely interesting as the car is about to completely shatter how people move around cities, while the Great Depression brings a brand-new actor into the urban development scene, the United State’s federal government.
As this happens, the world winds down from one World War, enters an era of unprecedented prosperity, falls into a period of…
Hey everyone, welcome back to my slow decline into madness as I continue to tell the story about the history of urban geography within the United States. For today’s essay/blog I will be examining the period from 1875–1920 as the cities of North America fully embrace the industrial revolution.
In this period, the capitalist economic system, that came to dominate the American economy in the previous era, grew more sophisticated and combined with advances in communication and transportation technology to further consolidate the urban system while creating a never before seen level of regional specialization and integration.
It is during…
The History of American Urban Development Part 2: Early Industrialism (1840–1875 CE)
Well here we are again to talk about the history of urban development within the United States, with part 2 of this series (find part 1, here). Today we’ll be discussing American cities as they begin to transition into the Industrial Revolution. Over the course of which, the demographics, economies, and shape of American cities will forever be radically changed.
Now just to recap, when we last left off in 1840, American cities were generally located along the Eastern Seaboard with only a few having a population greater…
The History of American Urban Development Part 1: The Mercantile Period (800 BCE — 1840 CE)
Hey everyone, I am here again to be a massive nerd and talk about history, this time with a special focus towards cities and urban development.
Initially, I planned to release this project as one massive article, that would cover the entire history of American urban development, from the very first trade outposts on the Hudson up to the development of some of the world’s largest and most economically powerful regions. …
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