10 Mysterious Men Behind History’s Creepiest (True) Conspiracy

http://listverse.com/2015/06/01/10-mysterious-men-behind-historys-creepiest-true-conspiracy/

 

Could it be the reason why the world is in the state it is in today? If so, how do we stop something like this in the future?

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We’re off on the 25th, with brother-in-law and 2 nieces (13 and 15 yrs old) to Rome and Piano di Sorrento, for 10 days. Side trip to Capri, a boat rental for 1 day… 10 days of relative rest puntuated by extreme culture sideshows. Will bring my queimada bowl to make queimadas with Italian grappa, using the excellent Sorrento lemons and torrefato coffee beans for flavour. A gift to the Vilaggio – this will be our 3rd stay there and it pays to make friends.

 

Then, the last week of August, a further 8 days vacation in Malta at the Seabank Resort (out 2nd stay). Besides a visit to Valetta and Comino, this will be beach time. We had planned on Tunisia, but for obvious reasons this was changed.

 

Stewie comes, will post photos. Meanwhile, work is next to impossible. I’ve had 4 days off since January (otherwise working 7 days a week), so I’m close to my limit.

 

Last planned trip this year will be in November to Tolouse to see the Stranglers concert. A 3 day escapade on the high speed train…

 

After all my working weekends, I’ll still have my 20 working-day vacation free for any targets of opportunity, though I doubt the workload will let me use them.

 

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I’m SO glad not to live in the US. 2 weeks vacation if you’re lucky? No way José.

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Summer teevee sucks, so here’s something for you to do tonight (Monday), Tuesday night, and Wednesday night.

If you spot clear skies any evening this week, don’t miss your chance to witness a stunning close encounter of the two brightest star-like objects in the sky.

Venus and Jupiter—both dazzling star-like objects—will appear to huddle close together in the sunset skies this week. This will be the planets’ nearest approach in over a decade.

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While limited in their scientific interest, historically Venus and Jupiter conjunctions may be a possible answer to the Star of Bethlehem legend. In the years 2 and 3 B.C. there was a similar series of three stunningly close pairings between the planets that would have caught the eye of ancient astronomers.

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Only 103 today… sheesh.

 

July-August should be the hot times hereabouts. Not too many years ago it actuall snowed in May.

 

Time for a spritz! I use Aperol…

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Greece’s previous governments fucked up. And so did the entire EU when they put together the Euro without fully developing the necessary framework. And the fucking neoliberals that rule Europe are insisting that the Greeks basicall become slaves in order to pay an “odious debt”, and to pay in in a way that guarantees that the debt will never be fully repaid and that the Greek people can never get their heads above the water.

 

The apparent “last straw” has been Tsirpas very logical stance – to accept the Eurogroup’s final offer, he would have to have it approved via a referendum. This is fitting for the birthplace of democracy, one might think. And Herr Adolf Merkel said, more or less, that if a referendum takes place, it is between the Euro and the Drachma.

 

So, in all likelihood Greece will leave the Euro, which will put a run on Spanish, Portuguese and Italian debt (gotta love free marketry).

 

All of this is the goddam austerity bug, shown time and time again to be a major mistake (as indeed neoliberalism has). And at this point in time, I’m sorry to say, Herr Adolf Merkel may be a pawn of the US, but she’s empress of the EU.

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Between the Obamacare and gay marriage questions, did Dubya lay a rotten egg in the SCOTUS?

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Hey Pnh,

I wanted to put my next personal health fad here for you. http://www.kombuchaamerica.com/

My spouse has been insisting I drink kombucha, showers me with bottles of it, into which I sometimes put chia. He says it is making him feel much stronger and having easier thinking (which we all want when he is directing those studies).  Seems to be a huge fad right now. So I decided I wanted to make it. I shopped all day for scobe. Now I find that, if this intelligent guy is right, I don’t need scoby.Here is the fella who says you don’t need the “mushroom” or scoby. However, his cultures can create a scoby if we so desire. He says scobe/scoby (?) opens up more vulnerabilities in the kombucha. A talked with him for quite a while. Just thought you might be interested in this. Always sending lots of friendship and care your way.

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If anyone is planning to buy a new computer when Windows 10 comes out (July 29) I strongly advise that they wait a little bit.

On August 15, Intel will be unveiling a new generation of CPUs and motherboards (a new CPU-socket too, so new hardware will not be compatible with older hardware).

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/pc-components/3600550/intels-skylake-chips-to-appear-in-tablets-pcs-servers/

http://www.itnews.com/hardware-systems/87370/dell-plans-laptops-intels-skylake-chips-second-half-year

I am unsure if Intel will be shipping in volume the same day they announce, or whether they will take a month or two before the stuff is available. Historically both have happened when they’ve introduced new hardware.

But either way, if anyone buys a Windows 10 computer on July 29, their new computer will be obsolete in less than a month.

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Feeling African, thought you might like this.

 

 

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