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- n. printer whose success as an author led him to take up politics; he helped draw up the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution; he played a major role in the American Revolution and negotiated French support for the colonists; as a scientist he is remembered particularly for his research in electricity (1706-1790)
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benjamin franklin invented practically everything: fire department, street lights, postal service, harnessing electricity. white man invented the telephone, film, moving pictures, radio, tv, and internet.
they will be a perpetual pain-in-the-ass whether we are there, whether thomas jefferson and benjamin franklin lift out of their graves and form a democracy in iraq, syria, and iran…
thats part one (i). opening act. drop the red stage curtain, switch everybodies costumes. all these bug-eyed camera lenses peering out from the aisles. the ochastra does their mid-play tune up. saint (st.) benjamin franklin rolls over in his grave. unhallowed is that bone orchard, tombstones crowned with frost. the curtain peels back one act two (ii).