Trivia Page of Wireclub. (Page 254)
chronology: Well President Joe Biden has one, Ms Kamala Harris has one, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has one, lookalikes that could pass as them even to colleagues in Washington DC.
But the strangest lookalike of a Washington DC personality so far is still the potato Farmer in Spain who looks exactly like Mr Trump. Well her face does, but she is really a woman.
The Spanish lady caused a internet melt down a few years back when people noticed her face was exactly like Mr Trump.
One of the most convincing lookalikes of a President was of Mr Obama. But Politicians in Washington DC are not the only one's to have lookalikes. Howard Hughes, the American Tycoon was said to have had at least 2 convincing lookalikes he employed. Mr Hughes is said to have used a Hobo stand in Las Vegas to establish residency record's to avoid State Income Taxes elsewhere. But he was said to be very much the clean cut dapper American.
All his life Mr Hughes evaded detection using stand ins but came close to being exposed when U.S. Federal Agent's forced his plane to land in Florida. U.S. Agent's insisted on fingerprints being taken of the man claiming to be Mr Hughes, but a stand off on the runway resulted and was only ended when President Nixon phoned the Agents and requested them to let the Hughes passengers leave without being fingerprinted.
According to some biographers of Mr Hughes he took secrecy to degree that probably no other public figure in history ever did.
chronology: 'They should build a statue of that wonderful young Swedish girl' .
Well they have in England. The life size statue has been cast in bronze and will last at least 200 year's.
The metal has cooled and Ms Thurnberg looks very like her statue. The young Swedish Activist has been a inspiration for many academics in England who see her as a credit to Sweden and Swedish young people.
There are complaint's from some students in the university where the statue to Ms Thurnberg will be placed. 'They never consulted with us at all or asked us what we thought about the statue, they just went ahead without telling anyone and commissioned the statue' complained one student.
It is the first statue of Ms Thurnberg to be made.
chronology: Wine in Space?
Well folk's in France sent a case of fine French wine up to the Space Station to see how a year in weightless conditions effected the taist.
Back on earth they cracked open a bottle and said their was a slight change in the taist.
It is not the first time Alcohol has gone into orbit. During the Gemini Flight's there was rumoured to have been a spicy argument between NASA Ground Control and one Astronaut when NASA discovered somehow that the Astronaut had smuggled a hip flask of Kentucky Bourbon into Space.
NASA managers were rumoured to havs read the riot act to Astronauts after the alleged Kentucky Bourbon incident.
Even small amounts of alcohol slow reaction time, and NASA doctors had no idea how alcohol would react in the blood stream in a weightless situation.
chronology: Thomas Jefferson enjoys his Giant Chunk of 'Fair Trade' cheese.
Most Americans know that in 1802 Mr Jefferson hosted a Party where he distributed cheese and bread to guest's.
The slab of cheese was huge and was sent from New England as a gift to the President.
The Farmer's who gifted the cheese to the President made a point of stating that no slave's were involved in the making of the cheese, and all the Americans involved were Free men, not bound by servitude.
It was one hundred percent Fair Trade Cheese.
The slab of cheese was 4 feet wide and 18 inches high. That was a big chunk of cheese.
chronology: The battle begins for every vote in Scotland.
As the May 6th Elections in Scotland draw near, politicians of all parties are working round the clock to win every undecided Scottish voters vote.
The most high pressure subject in the battle of Scottish politicians is the subject of Independence. Although Independence is not actually a issue as such in this election, if the SNP win the upcoming election they have promised to hold a referendum for the Scottish people to decide whether to stay in Great Britain or leave and rejoin Europe.
Scott's today live in a clean, prosperous, efficient and very attractive country with amongst the world's highest quality of life. So why is there so many voter's who want 'out' of GB? Well the simple answer is Europe. As a member of the EU Scottish people will enjoy freedom of movement and work across the entire EU. Most Scott's are well educated skilled workers so they do well in a European environment. England is seen as a nation in terminal decline, economically and culturally by most Scott's.
So if you have any friends of Scottish heritage you may hear them having spirited conversations about the May 6th Elections.
chronology: The Salvation Army goes to war this date in 1881.
The usually sleepy town of Basingstoke outside London became a running battle ground of fist fights and street brawling during a Salvation Army Parade this date.
The Salvation Army began it's parade in the usual way. Marching down the road proclaiming Jesus saves turn to God. But soon fights broke out in the street with groups of people fed up with the 'in your face' style of Salvation Army preaching. The individual fights soon became pitched battles between gangs of church goers and members of the public aposed to such 'shove it in your face' evangelism.
In no time at all 1000 men were punching and wrestling in the street. Jaws were broken and black eyes created in the hundreds. One man was thrown through a shop window.
The Army was called out, and even more violence followed as troops ran at the crowds of fighters with batons.
There were calls for the Salvation Army to be banned from holding any further 'provocative' Street parades. The Salvation Army demanded the right to march where it liked.
The Church of England more or less said 'we told you so' when commenting on the rioting. Relations between the Church and the Salvation Army had been declining for years. The Church of England was becoming convinced that the Salvation Army was more of a Cult than a evangelical group.
However other independent churches like the Baptists and Methodists supported the Salvation Army in public debates after the riots.
chronology: Coke back in politics.
Just as Tea was once seen as 'the Demon Drink of the British Empire', Cola was once denounced as the drink of American Imperialism. No true believer in communism would drink the Atlanta brew.
But it is not Cold War Politics that is denouncing Coke today but rather voting legislation in Georgia. African Americans are calling for a boycott of the drink because Coke, which is based in Georgia, is not supporting their demands for less voting restrictions.
chronology: You take the high road and we will take the low road. As the fine old Scottish song goes.
But it is the'low' sea route that ships are now taking to avoid the blocked Suez canal. Some Giant container ships are steaming around the Cape of Good Hope at the edge of South Africa to avoid the blocked Suez Canal.
At the moment 50 Billion dollars in Cargo is held up in around 320 ships waiting to transit the Canal to Europe from Asia.
It will be a pricey diversion, costing around 600.000 gallons of extra fuel for each ship. Most of the huge container ships that call into the USA carry around 45 million gallons of fuel on normal trips so there will be no need to gas up for the trip around the Cape.
It is taking longer than expected to free up the beached ship blocking the Canal.
chronology: Journey to the centre of the world.
There is a new model of just what the earth is actually like inside. The earth it seems may resemble a tennis ball. The crust of the earth we stand on may be a 1000 mile thick covering around a gigantic hollow space.
If you travel down into the crust you will find at around 500 miles down there is a molten layer of rock created by powerful grinding forces and pressure. Then after passing through the layer of molten rock the crust gradually cools until you emerge at the inner open core of the earth.
And what will you find there? Well you are unlikely to find animals running around, or anything living, you will probably need breething tanks as the air will be toxic. But finally at least, mankind will know just what this planet is like.
Is such a journey even remotely possible? Just about no one in main stream exploration thinks it is. But as ever there may be a route to the inner earth via a complex route of tunnels, caves and caverns. The length of the winding route to inner earth would be around 3000 miles with all the twists and turns. It would take a huge exploration team around two years to make their way using relay teams.
NASAs trip to the Moon would be easy in comparison with a attempt to reach inner earth. But some people believe such a route exists and the journey is possible.
America, Russia and China would possibly combine efforts to complete the expedition. But despite just about every main stream academic saying that the inner earth would be a vast dead zone of tens of millions of empty square miles, some people anyway believe that some kind of life may be down there. And it may not be friendly. Some UFO Buffs are convinced UFOs are not from deep Space, they are from right below us. UFOs they claim have long had their own secret routes in and out of the planet.
chronology: New book depicting the Irish Famine.
For Great Britain the tragedy of the Irish Famine is always a touchy subject. The very nature of the famine is still disputed. But the catastrophic effect on Irelands most vulnerable social class is always shocking to remember.
Mr Tony Blair officially apologised to the Irish people saying Britain failed The Irish people in their hour of crisis.
The book The Truth behind the Irish Famine, makes grim reading. But for some people in Britain they say people are seeing the events in Ireland out of context of history. A prosperous business man in London at the time if he was declared bankrupt could expect as much sympathy as a poor Irish family starving in Ireland. After having whatever possessions he had confiscated, the business man would be thrown into prison and his family left to fend for themselves on the street.
As the Book of Job says 'one thing is sure, man is born to trouble'.
chronology: 16 years on, and people still don't know what bust up Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie.
The two Californian girls were born in 1981 and were Best Friends For Ever from when they were toddlers. As they grew up in the mega spotlight of teen girl celebrity, everything the youngsters did together was gossip on the global Internet. It was fun, it was filled with teenage energy and excitement.
But then one day Paris was asked what the chill was between her and Nicole. The two, always together usually, and having lots of laughs were noticeably avoiding each other. Paris the gossip mill into overdrive when she commented 'she knows what she did' about her BFF.
So what did Nicole do back in 2005 that seemed to split up the two friends? Truth is people still don't know. Although friends of the two celebrities say it began when Paris was hosting a TV Show and Nicole was at home with a gang of pals watching Paris the show and supposedly said something Paris took the wrong way. Things went down hill for the pair from then on. It seems to have been a typical misunderstanding.
The two chums are friends again now. But the mystery of why they split up for a while that sent teenage girls into overdrive around the world trying discover just what split them up for a while is still unknown.
But teenage girls probably solved the mystery as far as they were concerned streight away, 'it was a boy, boys are nothing but trouble'. Well maybe, but only Paris and Nicole know the real story.
chronology: Two teenage girls charged with murder after Car Jacking goes horribly wrong.
Two teenagers in Maryland attempted to drag an old man out of his car and steal the vehicle. But the car jacking went lethal when the elderly driver hung onto the car door as it sped off with the two teen girls inside. He was crushed to death as the car crashed. Two teenage girls have been arrested on suspicion of murder.
YouTube video of the car jacking has shocked millions of people viewing the crash.
chronology: The Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist, still considered one of the biggest crimes in Canadian History.
Well it may conjure up image's of Canadian Brown Bear's running away with lots of delicious Maple Syrup, but the theft of million's of dollars worth of Canadian Maple Syrup is no joke to the RCMP.
It was a multi million dollar scam that took place over a period of month's involving barrels of Maple Syrup being swapped with barrels of water. The stolen Maple Syrup was mixed in with Vermont Syrup and sold across the USA.
The 2012 crime had jokey cartoons of Canadian Bear's running into the Forrest's of Canada carrying pots of Maple Syrup. But the RCMP took the crime very seriously, not surprising as nearly 20 million dollars of Maple Syrup was stolen.
chronology: This date in 1867, America buys Alaska for 7 million dollars.
Part of the reason for the sale of Alaska was Washington DC's victory in the Civil War. The United States had emerged as the most powerful country in the Western Hemisphere. Russia was becoming ever more fearful of a attack on Russia by the British Empire via Alaska.
Russian ruler's were convinced of the good character and trustworthy principles of Washington Officials in protecting their Eastern boarder.
chronology: Lofoten, Land of the Midnight Sun.
When covid restrictions do eventually end wireclubers, make a addition to your Bucket list to visit Lofoten in beautiful Norway during May and June. Why? because it is the Land of the Midnight Sun in those Months. The Sun does not set at all, but just goes round in the sky in a giant circle. It is daytime 24 hours a day.
chronology: George Flyod, victic? Or tech savvy street criminal?
Defense lawyers at the trial of 4 police officer's accused of homicide in the George Flyod death have gathered details of of George's past arrests which are convincing some of them that the real victims in the George Flyod case are the police officer's who had the misfortune to encounter Flyod on the day he died.
Lawyers have gathered details of past arrests involving George where they say you can clearly see a Modus operandi in handling police officer's attempting to arrest him. In past arrest situations George burst into tears and swallowed drugs as Officer's attempted to take him into custody, he clearly has a agenda in his interactions with officer's designed to avoid being taken into custody and portray himself as a victim.
On the day he was arrested, George repeated action for action methods of avoiding being taken into custody. In both cases he was intoxicated with drugs.
George, some are claiming knew full well that he was being videod on his arrest and was acting out the role of victim in front of the cameras. For some older Street cops, the real mystery in the George Flyod case is how everyone from lawmakers in Washington DC and celebrities in Hollywood California have been taken in by the performance they claim George gave that day.
They are suggesting that the real victims in the trial are the four officer's whose lives they say have been wrecked by George Flyod.
Well wireclubers, the facts being discovered are suggesting George did have a routine when being approached by police for arrest. One two occasions he took drug's at the moment he was being arrested. On the day of his death he had fentynol and Meth Amphetamine in his system.
You can only hope Lawmakers in Washington DC will at least consider the possibility that they were played by the performance elegedly given by George that day.
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Blackshoes: Even if that's all true? No matter what George did the officer had no right to kill him, and the officer had plenty of time to have handcuffed him and put him in the car!
It doesn't take that long to pick him up and handcuff him!
I'm sure the police believe they were not responsible . The video tells another story !
chronology: Yes, and if researchers are correct, George was a five star drama actor for any cell phone videos.
Investigators have discovered he used exactly the same script when being arrested a year before.
It is sad that George died, but he decided to abuse drugs and alcohol for so many years. He decided to not cooperate with police office, he decided to pop some pills as he was as arrested.
The real victims in this case are the four officers who had the misfortune to have to mess around with George that day.
George may fool you and Lawmakers in Washington by crying and calling out for mom while being arrested. He gave a five star performance while being arrested in front of the cell phone video. It turns out he had a medical emergency during his arrest.
Just for the record, am not a racist. If a young Black Guy with no history of drugs and creating drama while being arrested, was hurt then there would be good reason for investigation. But to use a old police xpression 'George was taking the p*ss' .
chronology: This date in 1889, the Eiffel Tower is opened in Paris.
The great symbol of France was immensely popular with just about everyone who saw it, but the Elite in Paris at the time sniffed at the'useless' structure as they called it.
However France was astonished to find the Tower was a positive treasure trove of wealth creation in the New Technology of Radio Communication. Paris had a ready made platform for Radio Antenna.
For decade's the Eiffel Tower was the tallest man made structure. But soon, New York City would build much taller buildings in the 20th century Sky Scraper Boom in the City.
But even today, the Eiffel Tower is still seen as the symbol of France.
chronology: Shame on us wireclubers, we almost missed Equal Pay Day in America.
It was March 24 this year. Across the United State's, women tend to earn only 80pc of what men earn. But for Latino's and First Nation women the gap between men and women's wages is even wider. Latino women only earn around 50pc of what men earn.
chronology: Boskalis saves the Day.
Dutch Shipping recovery often perform the seemingly impossible tasks. The tragic loss of the Kursk submarine seemed doomed to lay on the chilly bed of the Baltic sea. But recovery crews from the Netherlands returned the Giant sub wreck to it's home port.
Now Netherlands expert's have rescued the gigantic container ship Ever Given from blocking the Suez Canal.
Well done the Netherlands, ships are again navigating the old canal.
chronology: This date 1873, the White Star liner Atlantic strikes rocks off Nova Scotia and sinks with the loss of around 600 lives. It was the worst civilian maritime disaster of the 19th century.
The captain of the Atlantic was informed there was not enough coal for the ships boilers so he diverted to Halifax to stock up with extra coal. But being unfamiliar with the coastline the crew struck rocks near the shore and the ship soon sank.
A Canadian Inquiry found the captain responsible for disaster. A curious story from the disaster was that a transvestite who had disguised herself as a man and worked as a male sailor was only found to be a woman when her body was recovered washed up on the shore. 'I had no idea he was a woman' said a shipmate.
chronology: Roman's in Area 51, Huh?
When trying to uncover the origins of Area 51, America's long term Top Secret Base you find that the first activities in the land which became Nevada by Western Civilization in the Groom Lake district was by a English Mining Company. The British Groome Lead Mining Company opened a mine in the the district. Groom Lake was named after the company. The British Company was motivated to open mining work there after a collapse of other mining market's around 1865. What the British firm was really looking for it seems was Silver, but they told the American's they were looking for lead.
Groome Mining Company was a real company. It seems to have had its niche in the Lead Mining industry in Britain. Lead Mining in England was virtually set up by the Roman's.
So it was a curious chain of events going back to Roman time's that led eventually to Area 51 being established in Nevada. Just north of Area 51 is Las Vegas which hosts statues of Roman Emperor's in it's street's.
Early American aviation staff who were the first to visit the Base that would become known as Area 51 spoke of how desolate the place was and how steeped in secrecy the base was. One engineer who worked on Spy Plane's at the Base never even told his wife about his work there. He told her he worked as a television repair man.
chronology: It's Vegas baby!
Rick Harrison who owns the famous Pawn Shop in Las Vegas seen on TV had always dreamed of owning a book by a famous 16th philosopher who lived in Rome.
When Ms Rebecca Romney the Book expert learned that a shop in Rome may be considering selling a copy of the Book she informed Rick, and probably warned him it would be pricey being an original edition copy.
Waisting no time Rick packed his bags and headed for Rome. The Book shop was indeed selling the Book, they wanted 120000 dollars for the historic item.
But hey, Rick is from Vegas and he was not returning to Nevada empty handed. He eventually negotiated a price of 100.000. dollars and finally after all these years could hold his beloved Book in his hands.
Back in Vegas, Ms Romney probably held the Book in her hands and congratulated Rick on being the owner of a piece of real history.
That's Vegas, High Culture locked up safely in a Bank Vault today. Folk's like Rick know the price of everything and the value of everything.
chronology: Ms Nicola Sturgeon celebrates promising Polls.
With Scotland now only a month away from a historic Election, First Minister of Scotland, Ms Sturgeon has welcomed favourable Polls which suggest her SNP Party will win a ruling proportion of Scotland's Parliament in 4 weeks.
The SNP has vowed to hold a referendum for Scott's to decide to become independent of the UK which will result in a major shake up of European Politics.
Americans of Scottish heritage will be following the Elections with interest, but many may not see Scotland breaking away from Great Britain.
If the unlikely does happen, it makes you wonder who Scotland will appoint as Embassador to the USA.
Sean Connery would have been a popular choice with American's.