Saturday, December 07, 2013

Cocaine and tobacco in ancient Egypt?

Looks like people got around a lot more than previously thought.

Found this on the subject; looks like there's some real interesting stuff still floating around out there to learn about.

You know, if someone ever invents a way to go back/look back in time, there's going to be a lot of people from paleontologists to historians committing seppuku on finding out they were wrong.

Puffington Host has a piece with a bunch of during/after photos of Pearl Harbor.  And the first comment that showed when I looked was Pearl Harbor was a military target. Hiroshima and Nagazaky were no.  First, you might try watching your spelling, dumbass. Second,
At the time of its bombing, Hiroshima was a city of both industrial and military significance. A number of military units were located nearby, the most important of which was the headquarters of Field Marshal Shunroku Hata's Second General Army, which commanded the defense of all of southern Japan,[80] and was located in the Hiroshima Castle.
Hiroshima was a minor supply and logistics base for the Japanese military, but it also had large stockpiles of military supplies.[84] The city was a communications center, a key port for shipping and an assembly area for troops.
The city of Nagasaki had been one of the largest seaports in southern Japan, and was of great wartime importance because of its wide-ranging industrial activity, including the production of ordnance, ships, military equipment, and other war materials.
That is known as 'being significant military targets'.

Chances of this actually happening: less than zero.
Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr., the original author of the Patriot Act, says Director of National Intelligence James Clapper should be prosecuted for lying to Congress.

"Lying to Congress is a federal offense, and Clapper ought to be fired and prosecuted for it," the Wisconsin Republican said in an interview with The Hill

From where Great Britain used to be: "Inform on your friends and neighbors, comrade!  Is for good of State!  And we'll pay you!"

It's damn cold outside.  I think I'll stay in and try to finish the trying-out on that powder measure.

1 comment:

markm said...

The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor to start a war. We bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end a war. The moral difference ought to be clear.