Trivia Page of Wireclub. (Page 237)
chronology: This date in 1948 the Somerton Man mystery in Australia.
Detectives in Australia were stumped when they tried to identify a man found dead on a beach. To this day Australian police have no Idea who he was.
Police colleagues in Ireland however may be comparing the case with a man who traveled to Ireland to commit suicide. Like the Australian man, the suicide tourist in Ireland had removed all identity from his belongings.
'People like this just seem to want to vanish from life without even leaving their identity behind' concluded an Irish Detective.
chronology: Graham Fagg becomes the first human to walk from the British isles to Europe since the Great Flood 12000 year's ago. This date in 1990.
When the global flood flooded the lowlands in what is today the English channel the only way to reach Europe was to sail across in a boat. But on this date in 1990 French and British tunneling crew's broke through ground and opened up the dry ground path to Europe again.
chronology: Jade Rabbit heads for the Moon. This date in 2013. China lands the Luna Rover for a successful mission.
chronology: Mr Biden states American commitment to Open Boarder in Ireland.
With the clock ticking towards January 1 and Great Britain Officially leaving Europe, the subject of the boarder between Ulster and The Irish Republic is becoming more tangible every day.
Mr Biden and Lawmakers in the United States have thrown their support behind the'Open Boarder' position in Ireland. The relaxed Open Boarder is seen as promoting the successful Peace Agreement which the United States was actively engaged in supporting during Mr Clinton's Presidency. American Lawmakers see any return to road blocks and searches at the Boarder between Ireland and Ulster as a potential flashpoint which could threaten the peace and business success enjoyed by people all over Ireland. Washington DC sees disputes at the boarder sparking conflict in Ulster communities and threatening the peace and security of all people in Ulster.
Mr Biden again has repeated the decision by the majority of Lawmakers in Washington DC of all political parties that the United States cannot engage in any Trade Deals with Great Britain if Peace in Ireland is threatened.
Some observers may see the stand off between Mr Biden and Mr Johnson as the traditional disagreement between Democrats in Washington and Conservatives in England over Human Rights abuses in Ireland. But this time GOP Lawmakers have thrown their support behind Democrats in their Ireland policy, they see it as essential for peace to continue in Ireland.
Britain's business community could find problems ahead if Mr Johnson presses ahead with setting up boarder post's in Ireland. He is in dispute with the world's two biggest Trade Distincts, the United States of America and the EU.
chronology: Yikes wirreclubbers.
China and Australia hit a new low in relations after a Tweet from a Chinese Government Official contained a image of a Australian Soldier apparently about to slit the throat of a Afghan child. The Government Employee expressed his horror at the barbaric behaviour of Australian Military personell in Afghanistan.
Australian Officials have been incensed at the Tweet and demanded China apologize. China has refused to apologize for the Tweet.
The image in the Tweet is fake. War Crimes by Australian Force's in Afghanistan are known to have been a crime committed by a small clique in the Special Force's, they were not official Australian Military policy. But Chinese Officials say the Tweet is still a acceptable comment on Australian behaviour during the conflict.
What is the argument really about wirreclubbers? Well Australia and China have both been badly effected by the Covid lockdown. Billions of dollars have been lost in both countries, with such huge losses of trade and wealth temper's have become frayed and Officials have insisted that other countries are to blame for the recession. Negative news is part of the dispute.
China seems particularly annoyed at Australian suggestions China is responsible for the Covid epidemic.
Don't know wirreclubbers, the great nation's of China and Australia have both made each other super rich in recent history. Why break up a great friendship.
chronology: This date in 1954 Joe McCarthy is censured by the United States Congress.
For Joe the censure by the Congress was the end of his public life. Fellow Senator's would see him almost senseless with alcohol staggering along Congress Walkways. Another Federal Official discovered he was using morphine to kill the pain caused by heavy drinking. Fellow Senator's tried to help him and advise him to cut his drinking but he brushed aside their efforts. He became a sad lonely man.
chronology: This date in 1993, the man who turned American's on to Cocaine is shot dead by Police in a shoot out.
Pablo Escobar changed American culture single handedly by making cocaine the trendy popular drug for tens of millions of Americans. While doing so he made himself one of the richest men on the planet. But for millions of Latin Americans he is seen as a hero, a rags to riches story.
His wealth was legendary. Stories of hundreds of millions of dollars stacked up as big as a automobile are all true. His personal fortune was estimated by the Drug Enforcement Administration at more than 3 billion dollars.
chronology: Standing out from the crowd.
A Spanish football Lady has caused controversy by deliberately turning her back on a public rememberence for Maradona at a football game in Spain. When asked why she sat down with her back turned to pitch unlike the rest of the team she exploded 'I refuse to remember that ..... ' out of respect for Maradona fans it would be too inflammatory to repeat her angry word's.
Maradona was certainly a Macho Man in the Latino sense of the word. He loved his booze, his drugs, his brawling with men who offended him, and he enjoyed the company of many women. While most Maradona fans see little wrong in any of that, many Latin women deplore such a lifestyle and hold Maradona in contempt. The young lady did not think his attitude to women was even anywhere close to acceptable.
But across Latin America thousands of Maradona fans have been obtaining tattoos to remember their beloved hero by.
It would be a fair guess to make that not many educated young Latin American women who expect their men to have old fashioned manners will be in the tattooist cues.
chronology: The Gay's were making too much noise.
People who live near places where Gays gather to socialize intimately will tell you that Gay folks are notoriously noisey in their parties. The laughing, shouting, and singing can be annoying if neighbors can hear all the fun and games. So last Friday some folks in Belgiums capital City called the Police to complain.
When Officer's arrived they found around 20 gay men, most of them naked having a fine old fashioned Gay get together. Homosexuality is not illegal, but, breaking the Covid lockdown Law is. So the Party goers were cautioned by Officers. Police Officers also found drugs at the Party. Gays are known for loving their Meth Amphetamine, but some Gay's said the drugs were just ecstasy.
Most likely Gays themselves will be the harshest critics of the Party crowd. They are going to spoil the get togethers for everyone else, the Gays will be saying. 'Keep the Party noise down' will be the advice for gays at Secret get togethers in the future.
chronology: Snow Bird's no more.
Britain's Snow Bird's were a contented flock. As the bleak Winters in England took hold they would pack their bag's and head for their second homes in Southern Spain and France. There they would enjoy relaxing warm days until the wet cold weather in England ended and they could head home. But as from January 1 next year, just three weeks away, the Snow Bird's face restrictions on their travel to their beloved Europe. They can only stay 90 days, then they must leave Europe. They are not allowed to return for 90 days.
To put it mildly the Snow Bird's are livid with anger at being regulated and restricted in their movement's. And there are around 3 million of them. One Snow Bird could not hide her anger ' leaving Europe was stupid and dumb and will make everyone in Britain poorer' .
Sad, but like everything else, people just adjust to the new circumstances.
chronology: Wolf Conservation Center in New York.
Spot the Wolves on the Webcam. The Wolf Conservation Center in New York has a number of live streaming Webcams you can view of their Wolves. But remember Wolves tend to just curl up and go to sleep on the ground which makes them difficult to see unless you look for them.
There are a number of webcams you can view at the website. Many of the Wolves are listed as 'at Risk' by wildlife conservationists so the centre does fine work in providing a home for them.
Good luck in spotting the Wolves. As said, remember they curl up in a ball and only raise their head's now and then to check out something they hear or smell most of the time.
chronology: Brexit clock ticking away to January 1.
While most talk of the Brexit deadline when Great Britain officially leaves Europe, has been focused on concerns for the future safety and quality of life for people in Ireland, Britain is not escaping the disruption. Concerns are being raised over whether Britain's Premier Sea Port Felixstowe can be ready on time to handle the change over in the procedure for handling incoming shipping.
Most people know little about Port's and Ship's so they will not realise the challenge Custom's Staff and Port worker's and others face. First, to understand the size of a modern container ship, think of the good old Empire State Building in New York City laid on it's side. Then imagine a big sized Contaner ship alongside the fine old building. The container ship is roughly the same size. They are gigantic vessels, three times heavier than the Titanic. They carry over 20000 shipping containers. A shipping container is often what you see Truckers in the U.S. hauling along the highway. And the giant ships each bring 23000 such containers every time they call into Port.
Staff in Felixstowe have a long history of innovative and problem solving, but even such dedicated Port worker's must be holding their breath for the January 1 deadline. Tracking of each container when it arrives is all computerized. Containers are unloaded from ships to be lifted to storage parking in the Port. Then they are loaded onto Trucks and hauled away. Thousands of trucks drive in and out of the Port every day and night. However new Customs Regulations will come into effect at the stroke of midnight and hopefully after a quick reboot, the new procedures will click into place. The computers with have to apply new import and export regulations, and flag any suspicious cargo.
Good luck to folk's at Felixstowe. According to some folks at the Port, it is not just imports and exports that are being affected, it is the practice of shipping lines in storing empty container's which are not being currently used. Some shipping lines may have to find new storage for thousands of containers. Finding the containers a new home will not be simple. Although some of England's old Airfields may be a stopgap answer.
chronology: Your Robot wife will be waiting.
People certainly become attached to things they hold dear. People have been buried with their favourite baseball cap, their favourite college ring, all kinds of things. I personally know a Guy who is planning to be buried with the urn containing the ashes of his dead pet cats. They will be together for as long as the cemetery lasts.
But what about people who hope for more? Cryogenic burial means that being buried at hyper low temperature, the tissue remains preserved for as long as the cryogenic process is continuously maintained.
People who promote Cryogenic burial insist they are not being dishonest. As one fan of the process said, if you are buried in the ground there is zero chance you will ever live again, even less if you are cremated. But at least with cryogenic internment there is a slight hope some day you will live again. This hope is extended to pet's who have also been deep frozen.
But with people soon hoping to live with AI enabled bride's, can your Robot wife ever rejoin you in the far off future? Well in fact, your beloved AI wife can definitely expect to live again, in the AI sense of life.
Her programming data along with all her memories and experiences can be written onto small glass data discs which can then be stored awaiting your resurrection from cryogenic preservation. The discs are expected to last at least 10000 years. So she will sound as good as new when her data is reassembled in a future robot.
You and your pet and your Robot wife will probably have some adjusting to do 2000 year's from now if you all make it to the future.
chronology: This date in 1872 the American ship from New York City the Mary Celeste is found drifting and crewless in the Atlantic.
The mystery has never been solved, and the crew of the ship were never seen or heard of again.
chronology: Range pickers soon to be history.
One relaxing and pleasant pass time for many a young person is soon to be history, clearing golf course driving ranges of balls.
Robot ball pickers now CA clear a range in no time at all. The small robot's that look like automatic grass cutters can drive around collecting balls then drive them over to the Ball washing machine where they are washed and ready for the next days driving range practice.
What is really neat about the Ball picking robot's is their control dashboard is an smartphone app that allows Range Staff to control them.
chronology: Covid disruption giving Drug Cartel's a headache in laundering money.
People around the world love their drugs. In New York City alone, one billion dollars is spent every year on illegal drugs. For the many small Drug dealers that often gives them an income of around 4000 dollars a month. The problem is what to do with the money. Spending the money soon attracts the attention of the police if they have no known income. Some running some kind of small business is essential to stay off the police RADAR. The Drug money can be mixed in with the business money.
But for drug cartels huge amounts of money have to be recycled into legal cash every year. And often they do so using big banks to do so. But the Covid epidemic has caused Drug money laundering operations to scramble to hide their huge infusion of cash into some account's.
The epidemic will settle down eventually, but right now accounting agencies run by the Cartel's are having to find new route's to stream ten's of millions of dollars into every month.
Sometimes, having more money than you know what to do with can be a nightmare. watching a room slowly fill up with millions of dollars in cash every week is no fun.
chronology: South Africa becoming a land of Gated communities.
There are around 6500 Gated communities in South Africa. But they stand out from Gated communities in the United States because everyone is white who lives there.
While South Africa became the Poster country of successful Peace Agreement between warring factions, 20 odd year's after the historic and world praised Peace Agreement folks still mainly keep to their own crowd in residential arrangements.
Many Black folk's show understanding for White security complexes. As one African commentator said 'if White people want to live that way, why not? It's not like they are bothering anybody. Leave them alone' .
But other Black folk's find the gated communities a little irritating 'if they want to live like that they should go to Europe' .
Oh well, at least folks in South Africa are enjoying summer right now.
chronology: Mr Trump supporters rally in Georgia.
To put it mildly many Democrats are unimpressed by a rally of Republicans in Georgia. A 'stop the steal' rally attracted thousands of Mr Trump supporters.
Dems are accusing the President of finishing his Term in Office in Reality TV style and not in the interest of bringing Americans together. Mr Trump insists he has been robbed of his second term.
chronology: China back in front.
The world of supercomputing is like a horse race with China, America and Japan each getting to the front of the race. After lagging behind for close on a decade, America eventually sprinted back into the lead position building the world's most powerful computer during Mr Obamas presidency.
But now China has sprinted back into the lead with a significant breakthrough in Quantum computing. It is only a small step, but China has made that step. China performed a computer calculation 100 times faster than any known American computer.
This brings AI even closer, speculated a Chinese scientist. America is now racing to catch up. For the USA it is not just being in the lead. If they cannot keep pace with China every business and military encryption system will be open to China.
chronology: This date in 1969, Hells Angels brawl none stop at the San Francisco Rolling Stones concert.
The Angels insist that they were defending themselves.
chronology: Mark Chapman said to want his own church.
A person who says he knows John lennons supposed killer Mark Chapman says Mark wants to be a preacher. Nothing would give him more pleasure than standing in a church and telling people all about God and Jesus, says his friend.
With the 40th anniversary of the alleged killing of lennon tomorrow beatles fans are gathering in New York for a day of memories and get together.
Mark confessed to killing lennon in 1980 which meant there was only a formality investigation by New York's Finest. But even some of the Police Officers who attended Lennons murder at the Dakota building have since confessed they found the crime scene problematic in some ways. But with Mark confessing to the crime, there was little they could do to challenge his claim.
But Mark today wants his own church and the opportunity to preach from the pulpit. But his friend says 'it is never going to happen'.
"The man who found Forrest Fenn's treasure wanted to remain anonymous. A lawsuit compelled him to go public
The treasure hunter who solved Forrest Fenn's famed treasure hunt in the Rocky Mountains has come forward -- though if he'd had his way, he would've stayed anonymous."
chronology: Ugh oh.
The EU may be heading for a stand off worse than we have seen recently in the United States.
If America has anything more than any other country it is'open Government' . Washington DC and States in the Union debate and argue their disagreements right out there in the open. Americans from all walks of life, from the homeless to the super rich get involved in the disputes, either by demonstrating on the street's, or by speaking on TV.
But life is different in the EU. Problems there are hardly even noticed, let alone debated. But that is just their way of life, not all countries hold Democracy so highly as Americans. But now a EU Bill to be voted on has politicians and business across the trading block on collision course, big time.
The EU has a Policy Term called 'The Rule of Law' . No offense to Europe, but frankly it has become a joke. Even politicians in Europe would admit that the term is dead ink in EU culture. Across Europe corruption sometimes runs rampant and the EU Parliament turns a blind eye. But now the European Government is getting serious about clamping down on everything from countries selling EU passports to price fixing and corporate abuse of power. These abuses would have been scandal debates in the United States media and Congress, but most Europeans have never heard about them.
A new line in a EU budget set to give nearly a trillion dollars in recovery money to member States says that the cash can bu cut off if that country is found to be violating the rule of law. But Poland and Hungary see this as nothing short than a dictatorship over their freedom. 'They don't like your Government so they just cut off the cash' they say and have refused to sign the bill in the EU Parliament.
Well the EU Parliament insists it means business and is digging in, Poland and Hungary are standing firm, so Europe is facing a real crisis.