|1.||albert patrick college|
The story of Albert Patrick is most certainly one that belongs in the history books of every eighth grader in this great nation—not because it’s very important but because it perfectly encapsulates the true nature of America. It’s a story of crooked Jewish lawyers paying scumbag valets to poison the living shit out of rich white men. It’s a story of heavily racist trials and the crooked American judicial system that, at the same time, points out how American privilege can get you out of any sticky situation. It’s a story of a prestigious American university teetering in the balance between the forces of good, evil, and something in between.more...
Basically William Marsh Rice was this rich white guy who amassed a fortune (probably clubbing seals and black people with his famed pimp cane). Towards the end of his life he became so worthless and decrepit that his hooknosed lawyer, Albert Patrick, hatched a pretty awful scheme to make off with Rice’s fortune. The idea was to alter Rice’s will which, at the time, earmarked his entire estate to the creation of a educational institution in Houston, Texas, that would teach young white males to club seals and African Americans. Allegedly Patrick asked Rice’s valet to pull a Sixth Sense and poison Rice slowly and surely. The slowly and surely thing didn’t work out so the valet just sort of chlorof...
|2.||Independent Order of Odd fellows (I.O.O.F)|
Started in England around 1748 and established in the United States on April 26, 1819, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows is now a worldwide altruistic and benevolent fraternity and sorority dedicated to improving and elevating the character of humankind by imparting the principles of friendship, love, and truth.
Today, the I.O.O.F spread throughout the USA and most of the rest of the world, establishing lodges in:Canada, Australia, Netherlands, Cuba, New Zealand, Austria, Finland, Dominican Republic, Belgium, Germany, Mexico, Denmark, Iceland, Germany, Puerto Rico, Chile, Czechia, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, and Philippines.
Since 1819, the I.O.O.F has claimed more than 10 million members from all walks of life.
Notable members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F) are: Schuyler Colfax, U.S. Vice President (1869 – 1873, Ulysses S. Grant, 18th U.S. President (1869 – 1877), General-in-Chief of the Union’s forces in the American Civil War, Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th U.S. President (1877 – 1881), William Jennings Bryan, the “Great Commoner”, Secretary of State (1913 – 1915), William McKinley, 25th U.S. President (1897 – 1901)
Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd U.S. President (1933 – 1945)
Warren G. Harding, 29th U.S. President (1921 – 1923)
Earl Warren, U.S. Chief Justice (1953 – 1969), Governor of California (1943 – 1953), Head of the Warren Commission, Charlie Chaplin, famous comedian and actor, William Marsh Rice, founder of Rice University and
Jesse James, the "Robin Hood of America", a legendary figure of the wild west.