My old colleagues (the old farts) will get a grin from this…
After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, French scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 200 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 150 years ago.
Not to be outdone by the French: in the weeks that followed, American archaeologists dug to a depth of 20 feet before finding traces of copper wire. Shortly afterwards, they published an article in the New York Times saying : “American archaeologists, having found traces of 250-year-old copper wire, have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network 50 years earlier than the French.”
A few weeks later, ˜The British Archaeological Society of Northern England” reported the following: “After digging down to a depth of 33 feet in the Wigan area of Lancashire in 2012, Charlie Hardcastle from Platt Bridge, a self-taught local amateur archaeologist, reported that he had found absolutely f*ck all. Charlie has therefore concluded that 250 years ago, Britain had already gone wireless.”
Just makes you bloody proud to be British, dunnit ?
H/T Liz B
Top General: Obama Knew About OBL’s Hideout in Abbottabad Since Summer of 2010 – Refused to Act Until May
This follows the news from yesterday that the Obama Administration drafted a memo to protect the president from blame if the mission to kill or capture Osama Bin Laden would have failed.
Fox News Literally Scares Woman To Death
Tracy Knauss, a publisher and an Occupy activist was no fan of Fox News before he lost his mother,
“FOX News is no more than an arm of the Republican Party and a mouthpiece of the 1%ers in the plutocrat’s attempt to own and control America. Fox’s short-term objectives of using propaganda and misinformation to gain viewer loyalty, have worked toward their long term goal of a symbolic Plantation America, home of greed and land of the slave. Their objectives are close to being accomplished: the elimination of the American middle class via their attack on unions and the subjugation of women through the assault of their reproductive, socio-economic and political rights, and the suppression of fair elections by brainwashing workers via social issues to vote against their own self interests. Their final assault will now be against the colleges and universities, the last fortress of free thought in America.
However, Fox didn’t count on the Occupy movement which, I predict will morph into a People Party that will use term limits and other needed rule making to restore true self government to our nation.”
[sarc/on] Ah! Wolfgang, doesn’t it make you nostalgic for the Nuremberg rallies? With the marching, and the torches and the Jews hanging from the lamp-posts. Soon, Wolfgang, Soon! [sarc/off]
There’s an old internet rule in chat rooms and on the blog comment pages, the first person to invoke the Nazis or A. Hitler against another writer automatically loses the argument.
I hereby declare that rule has expired, gone, timed out, burnt out. The Occupy and Union thugs are brownshirts and we are the Jews. This time there will be no meekly getting into the cattlecars.
On the above headline, I didn’t link to that idiots page, I wouldn’t send them the traffic. Concerning their article, there are no links pointing to actual news stories by actual established newspapers of record. Or any other information that would indicate that the incident is anything but a figment of their imagination. Just a excuse to rant.
The Duke, who has always had an eye for the ladies, has made a string of politically-uncorrect comments to women over the years.
Two years ago, when a female Sea Cadet told him she worked in a nightclub, he said: “Is it a strip club?”
In 1984, he was presented with a figurine by a woman in Kenya and asked: “You are a woman, aren’t you?”
Earlier this year, he asked a 60-year-old man how many people he had knocked over on his mobility scooter.
David Cameron has told eurozone countries they must choose whether to “make up” or “break up” in his bleakest warning so far on the debt crisis.
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