The state of TIAH
August 23rd, 2006
in [time unknown], Najib Kasem and Monkar work on getting the jump device to move the Pokor and the Eagle back to their own time and to the Pokor's home of Amandara. “I thought I felt them calling me,” Kasem says to Monkar. “I thought they would solve all of our problems.” The Quarai considered this, and replied, “Well, you know, sometimes people will say things they don't mean just to get you to do something they want you to do. I see it all the time on Oprah.” Kasem laughed heartily at the picture of this alien being an avid fan of the talk show format, and felt a weight lift from his mind. He clearly saw the coordinates that would put them back in the Amandara system and their own time, and told Monkar, “I think I have it. Warn the crew.” Monkar activated the ship's com system and said, “Najib thinks he has it. Brace for jump,” in both English and Quarai. Kasem carefully input the last few commands, then activated the device; but this time, he felt something in the great white blindness besides himself...
in 1927, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti are pardoned for the murders of a shoe company employee and a guard. 2 years before, a convicted murderer had confessed to the crime they were in prison for, and after news of this new evidence reached Massachusetts' governor, he issued a full pardon for the two Italian-born men. On their release, the Italian anarchists showed that prison had only served to further radicalize them – they became leaders in the Communist Party, attempting to subvert wholesome American youth to their nefarious ideology. Governor Fuller regretted their pardon as his single greatest mistake, and even attempted to deport them before leaving office, but was unsuccessful. In 1934, at the height of the Great Depression, Vanzetti was elected Boston's mayor, on the promise of cleaning up “these filthy capitalist pigs” as he called them. Business leaders in the city cried out for both state and federal aid as the radical Communist enacted his plan to collectivize all businesses in the city and share the profits with the city's workers. Massachusetts Governor Joseph Ely sent in the National Guard to take over the mayor's office and throw out the city council, which also had a large number of Communists. In the pitched battle for control of Boston, over three hundred people were killed, and hundreds more were wounded. Leftist parties from across America, and even from other countries, converged on Boston to aid in the struggle, and the city was torn apart in what radical leftists have called The Big Tea Party, while more moderate elements referred to it as The Boston Bolshevik Takeover.
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