Trivia Page of Wireclub. (Page 249)
Blackshoes: Well, I don't believe Trump will get very far if he runs again. I'm through with him I never liked him to begin with. I only liked some of his policies on the economy, the defense, *immigration, his foreign policies, and his stand on the courts. I didn't like his stand on education and labor. I'm sure most of the people that voted for him most likely will feel the same.
* I didn't care about a wall, n' dislike his treatment of immigrants and dreamers
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chronology: James Bartley, a fishy story.
Back in 1891 a British Newspaper carried a curious story of how James Bartley, a English sailor became the Jonah of the age when he was swallowed by a whale and survived for 36 hours inside the Great sea mammal. He was found alive inside the whale when it was later captured and butchered off the Falkland Islands.
Quite a story. New York City newspaper's picked up the story and Bartley became known in the USA.
A researcher decided to check the facts but was a little underwhelmed by what he found.
Yes, there was a British Ship called Star of the East. But it was not a Whaler. No James Bartley was listed on the crew.
When the wife of captain was contacted and asked for her comments on the story she was livid in her letter of reply. She said the story was a pack of lies and no such incident ever happened.
chronology: This date in 1979 Don Dunston resigns as Premier of South Australia.
He had pioneered a era of progressive politics in South Australia and become an Australian 'Hughie Long' kind of legend.
In Louisiana, Hughie Long had managed to ennact many socially progressive state policies. Don Dunston had achieved the same in Australia.
chronology: Occam's Razor.
J Edgar Hoover cast a huge shadow over Washington DC for decade's. He was an American Icon, living legend, worshipped by million's of American school children, and hated with passion by American Radicals. He was also'Sir' J Edgar Hoover after being Knighted by the King of England in 1950.
But despite being a figure known to virtually every living American Adult, Mr Hoover remains a Mystery.
His Birth certificate is a part of the Mystery, namely he never had one. His two older brothers did have certificate's, but not Mr Hoover.
Despite being born on Capital Hill, there is no record of his birth there. The account's of his birth are contradictory. Mr Hoover says he was told that a doctor was present at the birth, his brother says there was no doctor.
First there is actually nothing unusual about such oversights. I personally know someone who had no birth certificate, he could not even tell the Passport Office what country he was born in. But eventually the passport officials resolved the mess. So Mr Hoover's small birth detail is a a trifle. The person responsible for registering the birth is the doctor who delivered the baby, he did not register Mr Hoover.
There is also the doubt over the childhood photographs of Mr Hoover. Some people insist that they are all fake.
It does seem incredible that the greatest Intelligence Agency the world has ever known was created by a man who people cannot even locate in Washington DC history officially.
But Occam's Razor, Mr Hoover simply was not Registered when he was born. And that was the Doctors mistake not his family's.
It has also been suggested that Mr Hoover had distant relatives who were African American. Well big deal, even England's Queen today has distant black member's of the family line in the distant past.
chronology: 'Lets go see' .
One hundred year's ago an expedition sets out from Moscow to investigate the report's of a huge explosion in Tunguska in 1908.
In 1908 people around the world had noted fabulous and richly coloured sunsets. The wide open ranges of the American West were often brilliant with vivid sunsets. But no one connected the sunset's to the Tunguska explosion. Even in Russia people never connected the brilliant luminous night time light's to the Tunguska blast. But news about the meteor crash slowly reached the rest of Russia and eventually the outside world.
13 year's after the blast, in 1921 a expedition of courageous Russian investigators set out to find out what had happened in Siberia.
This first expedition confirmed that some historic scale event had occurred, but they could only gather few facts. It would take later expedition's to gather comprehensive details, and Aircraft to bring perspective of the massive space collision.
chronology: This date in 1960, the USS Triton begins the world's first underwater circumnavigation of the world.
Fractured fairy tale: Black Shoes I never like him , no one was asking you to like him for Crying out loud exept the Virtue Signallers , nice Signal BTW oh so virtuios , That the problem with that place every thing Is about celebrity
Blackshoes: Yada Yada Yada
Strangely enough, they have a mind to till the soil, and the love of possessions is a disease in them.
The white man knows how to make everything, but he does not know how to distribute it.
They claim this mother of ours, the Earth, for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her, and deface her with their buildings and their refuse.
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chronology: When the Lockdown end's, put Odessa on your Bucket list.
Most people know of the vast network of tunnels below the Great City of Paris France.
But not so well known is the even bigger network of tunnels near the City of Odessa in Eastern Europe. Over a thousand miles of tunnels wind their way underground. And must be on the bucket list of dedicated tourists.
But like in Paris wireclubers, always observe the guidelines of the authorities to stay safe.
chronology: Across Denmark today, folk's who are 'America Conscious' will be expecting the worst.
For the fine folk's of Denmark life is generally 'steady away' as American's would say. Comfortable and relaxed. But for folks in the pleasant Scandinavian Country who have lived in America and understand American culture they will be holding their breath after Bernie Sanders used Denmark as a example of how America can live a better more socially fair way. Danish folks with knowledge of America will tell you American reactionary groups will be gathering every piece of negative News about the small Scandinavian Country to discredit it's social system.
In social debate classes Denmark would be viewed as'the danger of a good example' by Right Wing political groups out to discredit social programs. So Denmark is today in the Cross Hairs of every Right Wing Talk Radio Host in America. 'Bernie is saying America should follow the example of Denmark, you know Denmark, that is the country that ........ ' Etc etc. will be the usual line for people like Alex Jones and others.
Just about everyone with knowledge of how American society has developed over the last four decades since President Reagan began to reshape America as a Business friendly society with no place for legislation that protected worker's or small businesses, has been alarmed by the rapid decline of living standards for working American's. A watershed moment arrived around ten years ago when Ireland logged a higher standard of living and quality of living than the USA. Millions of Americans fled to Ireland to escape Political and economic oppression. And in 2010 Ireland was higher than America on the living standards chart's.
Some say you cannot compare countries without taking into account all factor's in those countries. America has carried the burden of upholding Democracy, Human Rights, and Peace Keeping for the entire world since WW2. Such'Noble Service to the World' as Pope John Paul 2 described American international efforts for a stable world does not come without huge sacrifices.
But even so, Bernie is highlighting the lack of attention to American social safety nets. That can only be a good action by Bernie.
But some folk's in Denmark will be waiting for people like Alex Jones to start throwing every smeer story they can this week.
chronology: Piet Rietief Party massacred this date in 1838.
It was a subject of discussion whether the Voortrekker Piet Rietief was too trusting or he ignored the danger's around him on the Great Treck in South Africa.
He was murdered on the 6th of February at a Zulu Camp where he had gone finalize negotiations with Zulu leader's about purchasing land for the Voortrekkers to settle during their epic migration into the wilderness of Africa.
In North America, Western Civilization was slowly expanding West into often dangerous Tribal Lands. The United State's Government however negotiated with Tribal Leaders for the safe process of Land settlement. The United State's Cavalry provided protection for migrants, eventually the United State's organized Marshall's and Court's for the Region's being settled. But for men like Piet Rietief all they had was their courage and determination to establish a homeland in Free wilderness. But the attempt ended tragically with the murder of Piet Rietief and his associates. Later their families were massacred along with their African servants.
It is not clear why the Zulu King ordered the murder of Mr Rietief. South African historians believe he was a paranoid hysteric.
chronology: The Church of Scientology is founded this date in Los Angeles California in 1954.
The Church began primarily as a self help group, but soon began crusading against some high profile and long established institutions. Some say that the persecution and negative press the Church has received at times is 'blow back' from the stand it took in it's early days.
Fractured fairy tale: Well Sitting Bull Was just Saying what the US govenment has Always Done , Signs treaties and Then goes back on them , There even done it to Us , But Im supposed to Give Gushing Praise or its Hate , No
chronology: Fairy. Washington DC had very little influence in the Frontier Territories. They were not State's and often Washington DC had no legal right to enforce Law in those districts.
The only certain Federal Law in the Frontier was where the U.S. Cavalry had Fort's. But the Cavalry was thin on the ground.
But there will always be folks like yourself who say 'U.S. Government did this, U.S. Government did that' in reality Washington DC had very little influence in the disputes you are talking about.
Fractured fairy tale: Oh yeah right O chronongy So they never signed Treaties With the Indians , set aside Land for them , Then when it was needed they went back on those verry Trieties they singed , You must be a fool or a lier , How do you think the Situation for example with north korea got so bad
Oh your got to do such and Such , And then they get towards the Dictation set forth by Washington then they Change it Oh now your got to do this Thats not good enough , By the way we don"t deal with terrorists ,its like riding a donkey dangleing a carrot out the front with a stick, Why you think they just go well stuff you then , Theres no give and Take its all take no give , You just some googly Eyed Teenaager in love with the American government that can do no wrong
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Fractured fairy tale: I could just imagine Your Indignation And total outrage If for Example Some other Country put military bases in America , then flip around and say , hey what are you Worried About Were the Good guys , like you Would relly put up with that , you would be Screaming for vengence to protect Sweet Chealse Clinton , And they would call you a terrorist
chronology: Tijuana, still the murder capital of the world.
Each year hundreds of thousands of People flock to Tijuana Mexico, mostly from the USA. What draws them to the boarder town is drugs, prostitution and easy drinking laws.
So perhaps it is no surprise Tijuana is the murder capital of the world with over 2000 people being murdered in the town every year.
By way of comparison, England on average has 800 murders across the entire country each year.
Folks in Tijuana are pretty Zen about the sky high murder rate.
Fractured fairy tale: Don't get me Wrong I think america started off with noble intentions , But Unfortually Thee all been thrown by the way side
chronology: Fairy old man, there is no point in replying to any of your post's. You just rage against America.
Am sure some American's here think of Linda Blair in the Excorcist every time they read your posts.
Fractured fairy tale: Not asking you to relply , people like you never Cease to Amaze Me , Just a Built in arrogance
and lack of any understanding unless its on your terms
Fractured fairy tale: after WW 2 any hoo , Up there as Started off with nobal ideals , cos thats history were living through the legacy , pitty it was all thrown away oh well
chronology: Night and Day.
San Diago like any town has it's problems. But the City is most renowned for its pleasant beaches and relaxed cafe atmosphere. Quite literally on the other side of the fence is Tijuana, the world's most violent City. Why is there such a striking difference in the lifestyles of these two notable cities?
On a bad year, San Diego can anticipate as many as 40 murders, Tijuana can expect around 2000. That is a staggering difference. While morgue's in San Diego are pristine cleane efficient models of civic efficiency, in Tijuana heaps of of foul smelling corpse's often lie in heaps waiting to be buried.
According to local police in Tijuana part of the problem is the vigilante style justice meeted out to people who attempt crime. A person found trying to break into a home or steal a car may be shot dead or knifed to death on the spot. Their body dumped on some waist ground. Street Drug Dealer's in Tijuana must also rate as the most at risk people on earth. Being murdered by a rival gang is a common business practice among Drug Dealer's.
While San Diego and California have a high murder solving rate, in Mexico less than 5 pc of murder's are solved. Tijuana police encounter the 'roll over' situation every day. As soon as they begin investigating one murder another happens. They are forced to prioritize murder's for investigation.
With such vastly different cultures San Diego and Tijuana are nextdoor neighbors. But they are world's apart in lifestyle.