Trivia Page of Wireclub. (Page 251)
chronology: Israel hoping for vaccine way out of covid lockdown.
Folks in Israel are hoping to get their economy moving again by mass vaccination asap.
Israel has a European level of standard of living and most Israelis live comfortably, but like everyone else they are worried about the long term effects of a covid lockdown on their economy.
But despite a full on covid vaccine roll out most Israelis are being cautious before going to theatres sport's game's and restaurants etc.
With millions of Christians and Jews around the world who hold a special place in their heart's for the Holy Land, Israel is trying to return to normal so that these folks can visit places they see as treasured religious places.
It seems Israeli Government Officials will be way ahead of the Middle East's other Great Historical Centre, Iraq in opening up ancient site's for people to visit. Both Nineveh and Babylon are are now open to foreign visitors since the American liberation of Iraq. But Iraq is still considered a dangerous place to visit.
Lawmakers in Iraq are probably resigned to a long wait before people can fly in to experience the dramatic history of the Ancient Iraqi Cities. American Hi Tech security urban equipment could probably speed up return to normal life and improve public safety. But whether business cooperation between Iraqi and American safety equipment developers can roll out soon is anyone's guess.
chronology: Update on travel to Iraq.
American and European Authorities all report that tourist travel to Iraq is not safe at this time. Numerous kidnapping and murder gangs threaten Western tourists at this time. It is just not safe.
So the awesome experience of walking through the ancient Great Cities of the Great nation of Iraq is only available to Western Peacekeeping personnel at the moment.
chronology: A surprising find.
If Ms Rebecca Romney was invited to examine a book on Las Vegas TV show Pawn Stars even Ms Romney may have raised her eyebrows at the find.
It was a first edition copy of Das Kapital by Karl Marx and even had his signature inside.
'This is probably worth a lot of money' Ms Romney may have said looking the old book over. Most likely she would have valued the book as other Book Experts did at around 250000 dollars. The member of the public who could have brought her the book to value probably would have almost fell over when he heard that price.
As it turned out Book Experts were slightly out in their value of the book. It eventually sold for around 300000 dollars.
It just goes to show wireclubers, that old book in your cupboard may be worth something.
chronology: Elon Musk pipped at the top by Geoff Bezos.
Mr Musk had achieved just about everything most people could dream of. He broke the ground to make electric cars a everyday vehicle, despite the global Oil Industry hold on transport. He also is trail blazing his way into cutting edge technology. A man who will live forever in the history books. For ever and ever and ever. But it seems Elon could only nudge aside Geoff Bezos for a few weeks as the richest man in the world.
It not that Elon has done anything wrong, or that Mr Bezos has done anything right, it is just the swells of the global markets in share values.
Some say Elon is a 'glutton for punishment' . After taking on the ultra powerful Oil Industry with promoting his Electric cars, Elon is now placing himself in the Cross Hair's of the even more powerful Banking Industry by promoting Bitcoin.
Banks have a long history of attacking people who don't stay in line. The United States of America is just about the only country who ever stood up to the global Banking Cartels and lived to tell their story.
The American Revolution was in reality about who and how American money and Banking would be regulated. As Benjamin Franklin said 'the American people were ready to tolerate the eccentric English Government, but they would not stand for the bondages of the banking system. The War of 1812 erupted after negotiations among banker's broke down in Washington DC. The banking industry dragged it's feet every inch of the way to cooperating with the United States Government in lending money for Washington DC to raise a Army to restore order in North America.
With a whiley old adversary like that, Elon may be advised to loose interest in Bitcoin. Mainstream Banking has already stated it doesn't like the electronic money.
chronology: And now we announce that the USSR has successfully Landed the first man on the moon.
How close did the Soviets come to beating NASA to the Moon? Well although they were confident and up beat, NASA always dreaded a Soviet attempt at a Moon Landing. One of the reasons for NASAs apprehension of Soviet Luna attempts was that it would end in tragedy and bring their own Moon missions to a halt.
The Soviets did have the basic plan's for a Moon Landing, but they were nothing like the American. They were in fact attempting nothing more than a spectacular propaganda stunt. And it was mega risky.
The Soviets denied ever racing with NASA to the Moon publicly. But privately they had plans to send a lone astronaut to the moon who would land without any TV coverage, and then make his way back to earth after planting the Soviet Flag. The mission was a political propaganda spoiler of American missions more than anything else.
But could the Russians have wrecked the American Space Agency Mission to the Moon by Landing there before America? Virtually anyone who looks at the Russian moon landing plans would conclude it would have ended in the death of the astronaut. One man flying to the Moon and attempting to land without any of the long drawn out safety practice flights that NASA made, no Television on board, none of the cutting edge American computer CPUs, it would have ended in disaster.
But for the Communist world it would have pulled the rug from under America and snatched the publicity of the decade in space. And with no TV, no witnesses other than the lone astronaut, and the usual Communist lack of scrutiny who is to say it could not have been faked?
chronology: Ballymurphy Shootings 50th Anniversary in August.
As St Patrick's Day is soon to be celebrated many members of the Irish Community world wide will be commemorating the shooting of 11 civilians in Belfast in 1971.
The Ballymurphy Shootings were a watershed in the Trouble's era of Ireland and created a major upsurge in support for the PIRA in Ulster. All 11 fatalities in Ballymurphy in August 1971 were people found to have no connection to any crime at the time. Soldiers who fired at people in Ballymurphy reported that they had returned fire from snipers but no IRA gunmen were identified as being in the Ballymurphy at the time of the shootings. Ons theory as to how the British Army began shooting at people in Ballymurphy is that they were in fact being shot at by their own troops. A problematic fact with the shootings in Ballymurphy is that there was not a single soldier injured in any way during the shootings in Ballymurphy. Either by firearms or stones. This suggests that there was no violence at all from the Ballymurphy community either before or during the shootings. So how the shootings by soldiers began is difficult to explain.
A Northern Ireland Inquiry into the Ballymurphy shootings held in 2020 did not manage to identify any soldiers who could be held directly responsible for any of the shootings other than one Army Bulldozer Driver who shot at youth who was throwing a petrol bomb at his vehicle. Hs insisted it was a lawful act of self defense. His bullet missed the youth and struck and killed another man. The former soldier commented at the hearings 'if it was me who shot the man who was killed then I am shocked. That was not my intention' .
Ballymurphy Residents insist there were numerous acts of unprovoked violence against their community during the days of the shootings.
A very distressing period for the Irish Community around the world to recall on this 50th Anniversary. But thankfully the American sponsored Peace Agreement brought an end to such tragic incidents.
Belfast today is enjoying a period of successful economic and social improvement and the City is very upbeat and optimistic about future business prospects.
chronology: This date in 1336 the largest mass suicide in history took place when 4000 people in Lithuania chose to die rather than surrender to Order of Tuetonic Knights.
The Knights had surrounded a castle where the Lithuanian defender's where gathered. But rather than give themselves up to the Knights, the castle occupant's all killed themselves. One Old woman killed a Hundred people with an Axe before killing herself.
History has many examples of mass suicide. When United States Forces entered Saipan Island 7000 people threw themselves off cliffs rather than surrender.
Thousands of Jewish defenders committed suicide rather than face execution by the Roman Army.
chronology: This date in 1993, the WTC bombing in New York City kills six and injures over a thousand people.
A week later one of the bombers went to the Rental Agency he rented the Ryder Truck from used to bomb the WTC and tried to claim his deposit for the Truck back. FBI Authorities probably observed the bomber's attempt to claim his deposit back, ' you just couldn't make these people up' .
Australian scientists were surprised at the data received from a tagging device on a female Great White Shark.
A few weeks after being tagged the tracking device from the shark was found washed up on an Australian Beach. But the scientists were shocked at the data they recovered from the Tag memory. Everything was normal then there was a rapid change in the Shark movements and the divice recorded a deep decent at speed. The only conclusion we could draw was that something took a bite out of the shark that included the body part where the divice was attached. The shark would have died instantly.
But as the scientists asked 'what was big enough to take a bite out of a shark of the size that was tagged and then dive to deep water's?
The only guess the Aussie research crew could make was that a Giant Great White had become cannibal and attacked the tagged Shark. Either that or some unknown sea predator had snatched the shark.
Some year's ago a large unknown sea fish or snake was videod attacking a Manittee off the Florida coast. Possibly the same animal made a snack of the Aussie Great White Shark.
It's coming to something wireclubers when even Great White Shark's can be ambushed by predators in the open water's.
chronology: What ever it was Zan, the Aussie's say it made a quick snack out of the Great White.
People have suggested that the Giant snake like animal videod killing a Mannatee off the Florida coast was a Oar Fish. But Oar Fish according to experts only eat shrimps and other small animals. It is difficult to see them wrapping around a Manittee and crushing the life out of it like the creature in the video shot at the Florida Coast. The animal seen in Florida resembles a Giant anaconda.
chronology: Get me Roger Stone.
This may be what some Officials in Washington DC are saying right now, but Roger says he is not guilty of anything.
Roger is being investigated by Officials for possible involvement in the storming of Capital Hill last month.
Roger insists he had nothing to do with any violence in the Capital Building.
In the past, Roger, a hard core political activist who lives and breathes politics, has led gangs of demonstrators in protests during elections. Shoulder to shoulder with fellow Right Wing Radicals, Roger has supported Mr Trump and others in push and shove street demonstration's. But they were all legal, if rowdy. But Roger insists he had nothing to do with storming Capital Hill.
Roger is being damaged by some of the publicity linking him with groups like the Proud Boy's and other people who are accused of being racist. In the past Roger has always given speeches claiming that the Republican Party is the Party of Civil Rights and supports Black People. Photographs of Roger a few years ago in a Bar with some rough looking type's who were described as racists will not engage to Black folks who see the pictures. In the pictures Roger looks comfortable and relaxed, one of the boys so to speak with these tough looking person's.
Asked why he is getting so much hostile Press at the moment Roger says people are not happy Mr Trump pardoned him.
chronology: Ten weeks and counting.
Scotland will be holding Elections in May that will most likely decide if Great Britain comes to an end as a country.
Should the SNP win the election, they have pledged to hold Independence referendums that will, if poll's continue to show majority support for leaving Great Britain, see Scotland leave Britain.
American's may be puzzled at the legality of Scotland leaving Britain. There is no State in the American Union that could leave the USA and then apply for membership of world organisation's as a independent State. This is because no State in the Union was ever a legally recognized State before joining the Union. Scotland however was a independent State before joining Great Britain. So other nations would be enabled to recognise Scotland as a nation in it's own Right.
So people interested in Politics will be fascinated by Scotland Elections in May as they could lead to dramatic changes in European Politics.
Not all Scott's are in favour of independence. Scotland has a World class standard of living, high education and job skills standards, from the point of view of many in Scotland why bother with all the disruption of secession?
One problem Scotland will face if it 'goes Indie' will be a huge wave of middle Class immigrants from England wanting to settle in Scotland. Scotland will be rejoining the EU, it will also follow more progressive social policies if it leaves. For middle Class people in England, the prospect of being 'locked out of Europe' in a isolated England would be intolerable.
chronology: Going, going, soon to be gone.
Jeffery Epstein certainly was in trouble when he reportedly died in New York City. But he was also very rich. He was worth around 600 million dollars.
But two days before being reported dead he sat down and rewrote his will. He set up a Trust Fund in the Virgin Islands, which is outside United States financial regulations and his money was transferred there.
But now his former 600.000.000. Dollar fortune is estimated at 250 million dollars. Some has been paid in compensation to sex victims, but most is being spent responding to legal actions to sue the estate of the former Hedge fund manager.
It was probably not just the freedom of fewer business regulations that led Mr Epstein to set up a Fund in the Virgin Islands. He was a registered sex offender in the USA when he set up his business in the carribian Island. He would have been banned in the USA from running a business like he was in the Caribbean. But he was evasive in his application forms to the Virgin Islands Authorities.
chronology: Old Ladies of Wall Street.
According to some folks who know them, Top Wall Street executives are worse than a bunch of ladies at a sowing circle when they are faced with a mystery about money.
As the global centre of Capitalism, Wall Street High rollers see through every scam and dodge out there. They reckon they can work out any scheme. But according to some people, the Wall Street 'Top Table' crowd are still mystified at where Jeffery Epsteins money came from and how he used the cash he had.
The gossip started on Wall Street when some New Yorkers in the Caribbean noticed Jeffrey was throwing wild parties with lavish hospitality and plenty of young women. But it was a quiz to the New Yorkers just where Jeffery got his cash for his lifestyle from. Some suspected he had pocketed money from a hedgefund and bailed out before it went bankrupt. Others noted that Jeffery was an unlikely high roller. A washout at school and collage, he had no real job other than a teacher at a school before becoming a trainee broker in New York City. How did he become a teacher with no qualifications?
The Wall Street crowd also had no idea how he used the money he had, no one had done any business with him. It is possible he could have invested it in a bank and just gor back basic interest. But no one around the campfire knew anyone who worked in a bank who had dealt with him.
By now the Wall Street talking circuit began to think up some dark ideas. Was some entity funding Jeffery to throw those wild parties to video, photograph, and audio record the players and blackmail them?
But who would be dumb enough to walk into an obvious scam like that? Again Wall Street gossip had no idea.
Some Wall Street talking circle's see no mystery in Jeffery Epstein. He was just a 'walker' who got lucky for a while. A walker is someone who walks with Wall Street people making out he is one the in crowd. In reality no one knows him. Just like no one knew Jeffery.
If Jeffery had not wound up in a sex offenders prison most likely Wall Street gossip circles would have found out what his game was.
chronology: This date in 1932 Charles Lindbergh baby is kidnapped. This would become one of the most sensational crimes in American history. But even the great JEdgar Hoover had doubts later that the real kidnapper had been found guilty.
chronology: This date in 1981, IRA member Bobby Sands begins his Hunger Strike while in Prison.
Mr Sands Hunger Strike wins huge amounts of public support around the world and is credited with shifting the Irish Nationalists position to the head of the dispute between Great Britain and Irelands Nationalists.
As one media commentator in England observed at the time, 'the election of Bobby Sands to Parliament during his Hunger Strike completely discredited Thatchers entire Northern Ireland policies'.
A former top British Newspaper Editor has made a public statement saying that while he was in charge of his section at the major newspaper he worked at he fully supported the IRA during the Trouble's in Northern Ireland.
He described how he came to see the British Army in Northern Ireland as a brutal repressive force and the IRA were justified in using Armed tactics to fight the force he claimed was killing innocent people.
People in Britain are reacting pretty strongly to his comments. They wonder if he has ever attended the funerals of murdered RUC officers, police officer's who were often murdered simply going to work. There have also been angry references to the murdered guardsmen who were blown up Hyde Park while on Parade.
Widow's of RUC Police Officer's often remember how much their husbands cared for their community and were murdered simply for being police officer's.
The news editor said he came to support the IRA after visiting Ulster and seeing the treatment of Ulster people by the British Army. He also married a woman of Irish heritage who educated him about Irish history.
Don't know wireclubers, it does seem a pretty outrageous comment of the former news editor to make. And not to have remembered the brave fallen police officer's who gave their lives for the people of Northern Ireland seems a cruel attitude to the officer's widow's who deserve the same respect owed to all police widow's everywhere.
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chronology: It was part of the American Sponsored Peace Agreement Zan. Great Britain agreed to hold inquiries into murders and Shootings of civilians by the Army during the Trouble's. The RUC Police Officer's at the time were unable to investigate the killings due to the violence aimed at them. Irish folks always insisted that there had been cover ups by the British Authorities.
But I agree with you, the comments by the former editor are very insensitive. He says the IRA were defending themselves against'British Aggression' . It is difficult to see how shooting a police officer in front of his family as he waves goodbye to go to work is 'self defense' . Or putting a bomb under a Prison Officer's car and blowing his legs off is self defense. Or shooting a woman Prison Officer dead as she goes home from work is'self defense' . RUC officers and Prison Officer's were just like their fellow officers around the world. Just good people doing the best job they could for their fellow citizens.
I know that Irish Nationalist folks would say that the British Army shot women and children, sad to say that did happen. But none of the police men and women killed did any such thing.
You should begin to hear less and less about these sad event's zan as the Inquiries into them are slowly finishing their work of presenting conclusion s to their investigations. Irish Nationalist folks complain about the lack of Media attention given to the Inquiries. But the Authorities in Northern Ireland are fulfilling their agreement to re examine deaths that communities in Ulster claimed were not acceptably processed in the past.
chronology: Ulster through the Looking Glass.
While the open boarders between Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland have proved a success after Brexit, the EU UK Sea Boarder is creating daily difficulties for people in Northern Ireland.. All goods entering are subjected to customs checks and inspection when judged to be necessary by Customs Staff in Belfast and Larne.
It sounds like something from Alice in Wonderland, but it is very real. How did the strange situation of part of a country needing customs checks inside it's own Boarder come about?
When Britain left Europe there were real concerns amongst countries involved in the Irish Peace Agreement that Northern Ireland could again laps back into violence if the Boarder between Ulster and the Republic was again implemented, dividing Ireland yet again. So Ulster remained within the EU along with The Republic of Ireland. No boarder checks were needed in the Emerald Isle, but Great Britain has left Europe so any goods entering Northern Ireland now have to be checked to see if they meet European standards. Thus Ulster folks now face heaps of paperwork and sometimes ins po inspection work of goods coming from within the country Ulster is part of every time a ship docks from Great Britain.
The'Fine folk's of dear old Ireland' were hoping this would be a temporary hick up, and life would get back to normal soon after Brexit. But now permanent customs buildings are being planned, and inspection pits are being located for permanent UK Ulster trade in the future.
For Ulster business folks it is costing them time and money. Ulster people are highly educated and highly skilled workers. They have a growing and prosperous economy, but the stand off between London and Brussels has placed Ulster business folks stuck at their computers punching out business deal regulations forms just to move goods around.
chronology: Melvin Dummar still a mystery.
Melvin was the happy go lucky Mormon man who claimed to have met Howard Hughes one chilly night when Melvin kept true to his Mormon charity principles and rescued Howard after he became lost in the Nevada desert.
Year's later Melvin said that a mysterious man dropped off an envelope that later turned out to be a gift of millions of dollars from Howard who still remembered the Good Samaritan Mormon.
Melvin died in 2018 and did receive any of the money that he insisted was left to him.
Howard Hughes will remain a mystery in American history. Some historians of the legendary Texan insist there was nothing strange about Mr Hughes at all. The man stumbling around Penthouses naked in Las Vegas was not Mr Hughes they insist. He was a stand in used by Mr Hughes to establish residency in Income Tax Free Nevada's. Mr Hughes couldn't care less how people laughed at him, he was laughing all the way to the Bank. It is claimed that Howard had at least three convincing look alikes as well as the Las Vegas Hobo. Was it one of these look alikes that Melvin met in the Desert?
According to some biographies of Howard, he was a clean cut, dapper respectable American Businessman all his life. He just gave the Media a Circus side show to laugh at while he lived his life in private. But in Martin Scorsese's Movie the Aviator, Mr Scorsese gives an accurate account of Howard's plane crash in Hollywood. Not even a Texan like Howard could go through a crash like that and not be effected for the rest of his life. Maybe he did meet Melvin that chilly dark desert night.
Melvin always stuck to his story. But he never saw a penny of the money he insisted Howard left him.
The Movie Melvin and Howard was made about Melvin's encounter with Howard.
chronology: 'F#ck you'
Why do women wear ripped jeans? It is a fashion in England and America that bewilders people from Europe and other parts of the world.
The Style of women getting into Jean's that were ripped began in the Punk Rock Era in England. Punk Rock was a music style, but it was also a grass roots social rebellion against the trend in the 1980s to turn consumers in England into 'Pigs at the Trough' buyers of over priced trashy clothes. Educated women looked for ways to express their 'go f#ck yourself' response to being corralled into becoming coathanger morons . Punk Rock girls with their ripped jeans and finger up 'shove it' gesture became the front line resistance to consumerism of the day.
Well not all women liked the fashion. The biggest complaint was that they have to shave their legs that can be seen through the holes. But most of the women enjoyed making the statement by wearing the Jean's that they were living in a world full of ' D+ck heads' .
chronology: Tourist's love them. But for most Alaskans in the far north, Polar Bear visit's are a problem.
More often than in the past, Polar Bear's are calling in for snacks in far northern Alaskan Town's. Typically, the Town's only have a few hundred residents, so neighbors have to look out for the Bears when the huge animals wander into the settlements.
Tourist's in Alaska love seeing the Bears and race to see them when they waddle down amongst the buildings, but Alaskan folks point out the animals are dangerous and can kill a man in second's.
Alaskans point out to people that the Polar Bear visit's to place's they never called at in the past should interest all people, not just the fine folks in the Northern State. When Apex Predators like the Bears change their location, it is always because of changes in their environment. Alaskan folks say the climate in the region is changing quickly enough to prompt the Bears to hit the tundra and check out the dumpster menu's in small towns.
The change in Alaska's Weather should be of interest to all people in the Northern Hemisphere say Alaskans. Virtually all the weather in North America and Northern Europe originates in the Polar Region. This means what is happening in Alaska will effect the rest of the Northern Hemisphere in a day or two.
chronology: Soon to be 40th anniversary of Falkland islands war.
In 1982 the Task Force sent by Lady Thatcher to rescue the Falkland islands from the Argentine Force's who had taken control of the islands became a national event in Great Britain. The Task Force members were welcomed back to Britain like Rock Stars and winning soccer Team. They were a national winning team. Celebrating was none stop for a week among Task Force families and friends.
But as time has gone by, new research by some people has painted a new picture of what really happened back in 1982.
Firstly, Argentina was described by the Media in Great Britain at the time as the aggressor who invaded the Falklands for no reasonable reason. But one man at least claims that both Great Britain and Argentina in fact stumbled into the war, neither side was to blame for the fighting.
He claims that the fighting began when an Argentine scrap metal ship landed on one of the Falkland islands without permission from Britain. A Royal Navy Ship is said to have reported the Argentine trespassing and was instructed to remove the Argentine scrap metal collectors. We don't know the details of what exactly followed but Argentine Officials were said to be greatly insulted by event's. Pretty soon there were Argentine Force's Landing on the Islands and Great Britain mobilised for war.
The United State's Government spent none stop efforts to prevent the fighting. But Mr Reagan was troubled at a dispute between two American Allie's. Compromise was what Mr Reagan suggested, how about England and Argentina having joint ownership of the Islands? But the war followed and as Washington DC had constantly warned Argentina, they were defeated.
Well right now around 80000 barrels of crude oil will be flowing from the Falkland Basin Oil Field's every day very soon. And soon more Oil from the massive Reserve of Oil there will be on line. And London and Argentina will again be disputing just who really owns the Falklands.
So who does own the Falkland islands? Spain controled the islands when the mighty Spanish Empire ruled most of the Americas. Then for a brief time Argentina ruled the desolate island's. But in 1833 Great Britain took the islands to use as a re supply docks for shipping from England. And England has owned the islands ever since. Normally the Falkland islands residents would have say in the future of the territory, but the UN has ruled they have no Rights in the sovereignty of the islands.
Some legal experts say that if the dispute ever went to International Court in Washington DC that Argentina would probably be judged the owner of the islands. But some lawyer's say there is no chance of that ever happening. London is never going to take part in a Court case it knows it will most likely loose. London has also stated that the sovereignty of the islands is not a subject for negotiation. But London has offered Argentina a share of the ever growing Oil Revenue from the district. But for now Argentina is refusing to settle with London over the cash windfall.