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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Khun Paul » November 19, 2020, 7:15 am

To further add, the Queen ( Bless her ) cannot be prosecuted as it is HER law, further more she cannot be arrested, and she can actually do whatever she likes in breaking it. BUT she never has as it would seem an ABUSE of her power. She even tells her drivers to obey all Traffic laws, unless in an emergency . She is NOT driven by the Police but escorted by them, unlike here where you have enormous number of cars to just escort ONE personage.
I was taught that as Police Officer many many years ago, just a little oddity as they say.

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by tamada » November 19, 2020, 7:17 am

Doodoo wrote:
November 19, 2020, 2:36 am
Rules theh Queen doesnt need to follow

* She doesnt need a passport
* She doesnt need to pay taxes BUT since 1992 she has anyway
* She Doesn't Need to Approve Freedom of Information Requests
* Fortunately for everyone else on the road, the monarch was a truck driver for the military during World War II, and is perfectly capable of taking the wheel.
* She Doesn't Need to Drive the Speed Limit She is driven by teh police therefore exempt
* She's Immune to Prosecution
* She Can Eat Swan She never has and will never
*She Can Own All the Dolphins
Because of a bizarre rule that dates back to the 1300s, the reigning monarch technically owns all the sturgeons, whales and dolphins in the waters around the U.K. The Queen also owns all the swans in the Thames!
But does she own THAT Sturgeon?

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by noosard » November 21, 2020, 8:56 am

A century ago, on November 21, 1920, fans came in their thousands from all across Dublin and beyond to stand on the terraces of Croke Park.
It was supposed to be a day where the troubles of a nation could be momentarily forgotten.

Instead, November 21 would become indelibly marked as one of the darkest in Irish history.

Shortly after the ball was thrown in to start the game, ranks of police and soldiers marched on the ground and opened fire on the crowd.

Fourteen civilians died in the massacre, either directly from the gunfire or in the panic of the ensuing crush to escape — including Tipperary corner back Michael Hogan.

The youngest victim, Jerome O'Leary, was 10 years old.

Sunday Bloody Sunday

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » November 21, 2020, 9:21 am


The word Walkman was added to the English Language dictionary in 1986
Sony stopped making floppy discs for cassettes in 2010 along with Walkmans


What was the cruelest weapon of war?

1.Heat pressure bomb weapons

Undoubtedly, the heat-pressure bomb weapon may be one of the most powerful weapons that mankind possesses. A heat-pressure bomb is enough to razor a block to the ground. When the hot pressure bomb is detonated, a small explosion is created, and a dust mist of an explosive substance (also called "warm pressure explosive", which is a mixed dust of aluminum, iron, magnesium and potassium chloride) is sprayed in the target area, and the temperature is pressed after 150 microseconds Explosives flooded the air, and the thermocompression bomb was ignited for the second time. Under the action of hot gas, the explosive dust mist quickly caused aluminum and magnesium to burn violently, and a chemical reaction started to take the oxygen in the iron oxide and reduce the iron. Of oxygen, and make the combustion more intense.

Combustion can produce high temperatures above 2000°C and cause partial vacuum: anyone in the target area will be completely evacuated of air in the body and suffocate to death. The high temperature causes the air to expand rapidly to produce a strong shock wave. The shock wave generated by a one ton of thermocompression bomb can break the rubber man at a distance of 100 meters into several sections, and the 5 ton shock wave can reach a radius of 300-500 meters. After computer simulation, a 5-ton thermal bomb can completely destroy an aircraft carrier.

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by tamada » November 21, 2020, 11:50 am

^ Thank feck we're not all rubber men, eh?

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » November 21, 2020, 8:43 pm

Am on the road so will post this early

Hope this entertains


Cars cars cars

Automobiles per 1000 population

New Zealand 860 per 1000 Total 4.2 Million vehicles

USA 838 per 1000 Total 273.6 Million vehicles

Canada 685 per 1000 Total 25.0 Million Vehicles

Germany 561 per 1000 Total 46.4 Million Vehicles

UK 471 oer 1000 Total 31.2 Million Vehicles


Allied soldiers committing war crimes against German, Italian or Japanese wounded or prisoners?

Execution of Waffen-SS troops in a coal yard in the area of the Dachau concentration camp during its liberation. 29 April 1945 (US Army
Unfortunately there were too many. Many Allied soldiers thought they were accomplishing justice when the opposite was true.

The Dachau liberation reprisals: Upon the liberation of Dachau concentration camp on 29 April 1945, about a dozen guards in the camp were shot by a machine gunner who was guarding them. The gunner was so incensed by what had happened that he decided to execute the guards. Other soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment, of the US 45th (Thunderbird) Division killed other guards who resisted. In all, about 30 were killed, according to the commanding officer Felix L. Sparks.

“When Allied soldiers liberated Dachau, they were variously shocked, horrified, disturbed, and angered at finding the massed corpses of internees, and by the combativeness of some of the remaining guards “

Later, Colonel Howard Buechner wrote that more than 500 were killed.

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » November 23, 2020, 7:08 am

Inventions during times of crisis


Second plague pandemic: printing press
The second plague pandemic began in 1346 with the Black Death, which claimed 200 million lives in Eurasia and Africa. Surviving members of the lower classes became better off as a result and an unprecedented number of people were able to afford books. The outbreak also massively reduced the population of monks who could transcribe manuscripts by hand, which resulted in a surplus of rags, making paper cheaper, and led to the creation of oil-based inks. These factors fuelled the development of the printing press, which was invented around 1440.


Napoleonic Wars: ambulance
One of the first truly global conflicts, the Napoleonic Wars were fought across all inhabited continents. A slew of innovations came about as a consequence of the hostilities, which raged from 1793 to 1815. They include the world's first ambulances. The horse-drawn vehicles were the brainchild of leading French surgeon Baron Dominique Jean Larrey, who also introduced triage and the mobile army surgical hospital (MASH).


World War I: zip
World War I sparked a number of remarkable innovations. Although the zip fastener was first conceived during the 19th century, the technology wasn't fine-tuned or widely adopted until the global conflict when it was used for flight jackets and money belts worn by US sailors, who lacked pockets in their uniforms.

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » November 24, 2020, 6:47 am

Towns/Villages For Sale
Xerdiz, Lugo, Spain: $506,000 (£391k)
Located in a quiet rural spot, the hamlet of Xerdiz sits in over 12 acres of land, surrounded by meadows and trees. A picturesque stream runs through the grounds of the quaint village, which is served by a larger spring found within the estate.
For $506,000 (£391k), the hamlet offers six buildings in various states of repair. A stone and wood building, the main property is fully habitable and encompasses 1,700 square feet spread over three floors. Outside, there's a pretty garden with a hammock overlooking spectacular views of the surrounding hills and mountains.
The idyllic village in north-western Spain also includes an old schoolhouse, which is in the process of being restored and converted into a residence. Elsewhere, there are three more houses and a barn that’s currently used for storage.


Early whistles
Carved whalebone whistle dated 1821. 8 cm long.
Whistles made of bone or wood have been used for thousands of years.

Whistles were used by the Ancient Greeks to keep the stroke of galley slaves. The English used whistles during the Crusades to signal orders to archers. Boatswain pipes were also used in the age of sail aboard naval vessels to issue commands and salute dignitaries

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » November 25, 2020, 6:05 am

Before starring in "Green Acres," he joined the Navy, volunteered to serve in the Pacific, and saved more than 40 Marines at the invasion of Tarawa . . .
Born on April 22, 1906, in Rock Island, Illinois, Edward Albert Heimberger became one of the most beloved actors in American history. Twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, he was most well known for his role in the TV show "Green Acres.”
But before his famed acting career, Heimberger - who would later change his name to Eddie Albert after constantly being referred to as Eddie Hamburger, quit Hollywood, joined the Navy, and although given the chance to stay stateside making films or doing USO shows, volunteered to serve in the Pacific. He was 37.
By November 20, 1943, Heimberger, now a Lieutenant (jg) aboard the USS Sheridan (APA-151), was serving as a salvage boat commander at the invasion of Tarawa when the Japanese opened up on the attacking Americans.
With landing craft being blown apart; Marines getting shot, hit by shrapnel, and drowning in the bullet-riddled surf; and bodies littering the blood-stained beaches, Heimberger repeatedly risked his life to save wounded Marines.
Taking his boat into a hail of enemy machine gun and mortar fire, he pulled dazed and bloodied Marines out of the water. Some, however, refused to leave.
Even though they had lost their weapons when their landing craft was destroyed, they wanted to stay and fight. “I tried to pull them up into the boat,” Heimberger remembered. “But they yelled, ’No, we’ll wait here, bring us weapons.”
After making his way back to ship and loading more rifles and ammo, he returned to the exposed Marines who had been wading in waist-high water 500 yards off the landing beaches. Only a handful had survived.
“Once you were in the water with so much equipment, you would just go down,” Heimberger recalled. “Hundreds of them died."
Throughout the terrifying invasion, the Navy officer who had refused to take a non-combat job back in the States, rescued more than 47 Marines and was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat “V."
Despite Albert's numerous Hollywood accomplishments and awards, what he was most proud of, he said, was the time he spent with the Marines at Tarawa.
When asked in an interview if he had ever met any of the men he saved at the battle, he said, “Oh, yes, a number of them. One time this fellow came up to me on the street with his children and said:
"My God, I’ve always wanted to meet you. You pulled me out of the water when all us were drowning. If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t be here. Look children, this is the man who saved your papa."
"It’s always rewarding," Albert recalled. “But it reminds you of those you didn’t get to in time." Eddie Albert died on May 26, 2005, at the age of 99.



Melbourne Cricket Ground (Melbourne, Australia) – 1853
This cricket ground located in Yarra Park, Melbourne, is the largest sporting arena in Australia, and the 11th-largest in the world. It’s also one of the oldest. Originally opened in 1853, the 100,024-seat stadium is almost unrecognizable from the ground that fans would have found when it first opened its doors more than a century ago.

Anfield (Liverpool, UK) – 1884
Home of Liverpool Football Club, Anfield is one of the most storied stadiums in English football history. Built in 1884, it was originally home to Liverpool’s arch-rivals Everton, before the Reds moved in seven years later.

Bramall Lane (Sheffield, UK) – 1855
Home to Sheffield United FC, who play in the second tier of English football, Bramall Lane was originally opened as a cricket ground in 1855 before hosting its first soccer match some seven years later.

Lord’s Cricket Ground (London, UK) – 1814
Named after its founder Thomas Lord, the home of English cricket celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2014. Amazingly, the current site of the stadium wasn’t the first Lord’s Cricket Ground, as the venue can trace its history on nearby plots of land all the way back to 1787.

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Re: Yes it really happened

Post by Doodoo » November 26, 2020, 7:13 am

When the U.S. Congress passed—and President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law—the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965, the move was largely seen as symbolic.
"The bill will not flood our cities with immigrants,” lead supporter Sen. Edward “Ted” Kennedy (D-Mass.) told the Senate during debate. “It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission. It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs.”

That sentiment was echoed by Johnson, who, upon signing the act on October 3, 1965, said the bill would not be revolutionary: “It does not affect the lives of millions … It will not reshape the structure of our daily lives or add importantly to either our wealth or our power.”

But the act—also known as the Hart-Celler Act after its sponsors, Sen. Philip Hart (D-Mich.) and Rep. Emanuel Celler (D-N.Y.)—put an end to long-standing national-origin quotas that favored those from northern and western Europe and led to a significant immigration demographic shift in America. Since the act was passed, according to the Pew Research Center, immigrants living in America have more than quadrupled, now accounting for nearly 14 percent of the population.
The 1965 Aimed to Eliminate Race Discrimination in Immigration
In 1960, Pew notes, 84 percent of U.S. immigrants were born in Europe or Canada; 6 percent were from Mexico, 3.8 percent were from South and East Asia, 3.5 percent were from Latin America and 2.7 percent were from other parts of the world. In 2017, European and Canadian immigrants totaled 13.2 percent, while Mexicans totaled 25.3 percent, other Latin Americans totaled 25.1 percent, Asians totaled 27.4 percent and other populations totaled 9 percent.
The 1965 act has to be understood as a result of the civil rights movement, and the general effort to eliminate race discrimination from U.S. law, says Gabriel “Jack” Chin, immigration law professor at University of California, Davis and co-editor of The 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act: Legislating a New America.
Kennedys Saw Immigration Reform as Part of Civil Rights Movement
Immigration reform was also a personal project of John F. Kennedy, Chin notes, whose pamphlet written as a senator was published after his assassination as the book A Nation of Immigrants, and argued for the elimination of the National Origins Quota System in place since 1921.

Ted Kennedy, along with Attorney General and Sen. Robert Kennedy (D-N.Y.), were both proponents of the bill, in part to honor their brother and also because it was consistent with their general interest in civil rights and international cold war politics, Chin adds.
“I think every sensible person in 1965 knew that the sources of immigration would change,” Chin says. “The more fundamental change, and the more fundamental policy, was the articulation by many legislators that it simply did not matter from where an immigrant came; each person would be evaluated as an individual. That kind of argument was novel, but consistent with the anti-racism of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”
The act, Edward Kennedy argued during the Senate floor debate, went to the “very central ideals of our country.”

“Our streets may not be paved with gold, but they are paved with the promise that men and women who live here—even strangers and new newcomers—can rise as fast, as far as their skills will allow, no matter what their color is, no matter what the place of their birth,” he said.

Changes Introduced by the Immigration Act of 1965
Among the key changes brought by the Hart-Celler Act:

Quotas based on nation of origin were abolished. For the first time since the National Origins Quota system went into effect in 1921, national origin was no longer a barrier to immigration. “With the end of preferences for northern and western Europeans, immigrants were selected based on individual merit rather than race or national origin,” Chin says. “Accordingly, there were many more immigrants from Asia, Africa and other parts of the world which had traditionally been discriminated against.” The act also established new immigration policies that looked at reuniting families and giving priority to skilled laborers and professionals.
It restricted immigration from Mexico and Central and South America. According to Chin, there were no numerical limitations on immigration until 1921, but Western Hemisphere immigration had been exempt. “Based on the Monroe Doctrine—and the desire for the free flow of labor, especially agricultural labor—there had been no cap under the National Origins Quota System,” he says. “The 1965 act established a cap on Western Hemisphere immigration for the first time. It also followed on the unwise elimination of the [guest worker] Bracero Program in 1964. These decisions disrupted traditional patterns of labor movement and agricultural production in the United States in ways we are still grappling with.”
It changed immigration demographics and increased immigrant numbers. According to a report by the Pew Research Center, in 1965, 84 percent of the U.S. population consisted of non-Hispanic whites; in 2015, that number was 62 percent. “Without any post-1965 immigration, the nation’s racial and ethnic composition would be very different today: 75 percent white, 14 percent black, 8 percent Hispanic and less than 1 percent Asian,” the report finds.

Comparing 1965 to 2015, the Hispanic population rose from 4 percent to 18 percent; and Asians grew from 1 percent to 6 percent. “This fast-growing immigrant population also has driven the share of the U.S. population that is foreign-born from 5 percent in 1965 to 14 percent today and will push it to a projected record 18 percent in 2065,” the report continues, noting that no racial or ethnic group will claim a majority of the U.S. population.

George Formby, OBE (born George Hoy Booth; 26 May 1904 – 6 March 1961) was an English actor, singer-songwriter and comedian who became known to a worldwide audience through his films of the 1930s and 1940s. On stage, screen and record he sang light, comical songs, usually playing the ukulele or banjolele, and became the UK's highest-paid entertainer.

Born in Wigan, Lancashire, he was the son of George Formby Sr, from whom he later took his stage name. After an early career as a stable boy and jockey, Formby took to the music hall stage after the early death of his father in 1921. His early performances were taken exclusively from his father's act, including the same songs, jokes and characters. In 1923 he made two career-changing decisions – he purchased a ukulele, and married Beryl Ingham, a fellow performer who became his manager and transformed his act. She insisted that he appear on stage formally dressed, and introduced the ukulele to his performance. He started his recording career in 1926 and, from 1934, he increasingly worked in film to develop into a major star by the late 1930s and 1940s, and became the UK's most popular entertainer during those decades. The media historian Brian McFarlane writes that on film, Formby portrayed gormless Lancastrian innocents who would win through against some form of villainy, gaining the affection of an attractive middle-class girl in the process.

During the Second World War Formby worked extensively for the Entertainments National Service Association (ENSA), and entertained civilians and troops, and by 1946 it was estimated that he had performed in front of three million service personnel. After the war his career declined, although he toured the Commonwealth, and continued to appear in variety and pantomime. His last television appearance was in December 1960, two weeks before the death of Beryl. He surprised people by announcing his engagement to a school teacher seven weeks after Beryl's funeral, but died in Preston three weeks later, at the age of 56; he was buried in Warrington, alongside his father.

Formby's biographer, Jeffrey Richards, considers that the actor "had been able to embody simultaneously Lancashire, the working classes, the people, and the nation".[1] Formby was considered Britain's first properly home-grown screen comedian. He was an influence on future comedians—particularly Charlie Drake and Norman Wisdom—and, culturally, on entertainers such as the Beatles, who referred to him in their music. Since his death Formby has been the subject of five biographies, two television specials and two works of public sculpture.

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