Here are some one liners...
Challenging a Tyrant and Guatemala's Corruption Problem -- King Charles has been a tyrant and the English Parliament is complaining. The British Civil War is almost upon us. And I talk about Guatemala's President stepping down recently, riots in the streets and the movie "No Escape".
Massachusetts Body of Liberties Makes Slavery Legal -- Ironic. Isn't it? Yet, considering that slavery has no bounds, so to speak, placing limits on it, seems reasonable. Outlawing it is perfect from the modern point of view but that's not going to happen here. I also talk about biblical slavery and how that worked.
Mount Parker Erupts in the Philippines -- Yep. As advertised, volcanic eruptions will cause a cooling trend and kill millions in droughts and starvation.
Challenging a Tyrant and Guatemala's Corruption ProblemWell... it has been an unpleasant year for King Charles the 1st. He has been ruling Great Britain without a Parliament for over a decade. Then last year the Bishops' War in Scotland forced the King to convene Parliament to fund an army in order to bring the Scottish Presbyterians to heel, but he fails to get funding. Then the King convenes a longer Parliament which passes laws that limit the King's power but doesn't fund his army. Without an army, the King must negotiate to end the Bishops' War. In the meantime, the English Parliament delivers the Great Remonstrance to the King... a document of protest of the King's abuses. This document will precipitate the British Civil War and cause Oliver Cromwell to abandon his dream of joining the Massachusetts Bay colony. He is going to be needed in England for years to come, especially after King Charles is beheaded in 1649. Cromwell will become the defacto king.   
Massachusetts Body of Liberties Makes Slavery LegalAt this time there is no practical reason for Massachusetts to pass such a law except that certain people in the colony have bought a few slaves and the war with the Pequot Indians has produced a number of captives that have been sold into slavery to the West Indies. Here is the quote from the Body of Liberties, number 91 with corrections made for spelling...   
- 91. There shall never be any bond slavery, villeinage, or captivity amongst us unless it be lawful captives taken in just wars, and such strangers as willingly sell themselves or are sold to us. And these shall have all the liberties and Christian usages which the law of God established in Israel concerning such persons doth morally require. This exempts none from servitude who shall be judged thereto by authority.  
Mount Parker Erupts in the PhilippinesMount Parker erupts in a sound heard hundreds of miles away identified as musket shots or perhaps 'war drums'. This is one of several eruptions throughout the Philippines although this will be the last one for Mount Parker into the modern day. The volcanic ash will contribute to a general cooling of Earth's temperatures and produce drought and general bad weather for Japan, China and Ukraine. It will leave a crater that will eventually fill with water and become a lake.  
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