Tuesday, January 23, 2007


The state of TIAH

January 23rd, 2007

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Earl Halifax
Earl Halifax
In 1947 on neutral territory in Reykjavik in Iceland final status talks commence between the Nazis and the British Government ..
.. in Exile. Ominously for the British delegation, a full moon is shining above the frozen island.

~ entry by Steve Payne from counter history in context - you're the judge!

In 1960 the bathyscape Trieste reached the record depth of 10,916 m (35,813 feet) in Challenger Deep of the Mariana Trench. Her return to the surface which took one hundred and ninety five minutes was shadowed by the mysterious beings known as the Kraken who unleashed an orgy of violence .. Bathyscaphe Trieste
Bathyscaphe Tri..
.. on all surface creatures including mankind.

~ entry by Steve Payne from Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!

Ojibwa chief
Ojibwa chief
In 2056 a fifteen feet tall creature with glowing eyes, large yellow fangs and a long tongue is sighted in multiple locations throughout the Turtle Island known to the European Tourist as America. Further details indicate that the creature has a yellowish skin and is covered from head to toe with hair.

~ entry by Steve Payne from counter history in context - you're the judge!

In 1920 The Netherlands agree to surrender ex-Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany to the Allies. He was later executed in Berlin, sparking the counter-revolution forces behind the Kapp Putsch leading to Germany's domination of the continent before the swinging twenties were out.Kaiser Wilhelm II
Kaiser Wilhelm ..

~ entry by Steve Payne from Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!

in 2000, President Morris Appleby of the European Union, after assuming dictatorial powers in the wake of the Y2K disaster, appears on television to calm the general population. While addressing the large number of disappearances of European citizens, as well as citizens of a certain religious bent across the world, Appleby pauses and looks at the camera. “Look,” the British gentleman says, “I'm the Anti-Christ. I know it, you know it, I never could fool anybody. All those people gone – it's the Rapture. We can spend the next 7 years tribulating and suffering, prior to a thousand years in the Lake of bloody Fire,” he paused dramatically before continuing. “Or, we can have some fun. My personal choice is for the fun.”

They pulled out of the hotel's parking lot gently, and made sure to head in the direction that the soldier had indicated they needed to go. After they were out of sight of the hotel, though, they went off-road and started heading for the front line.
“How long before we get to the New Mexicans?” Steph kept a steady watch through the back window to see if the soldiers were going to follow them.
“Maybe thirty minutes. They're not that far away.” Mike wasn't driving very fast, but they were bouncing around pretty heavily. “According to the last post I was able to read, they've been making good advances. Soon as the troops they're fighting realize they're not up against Osama bin Laden, they've been switching sides. ”
“Good. That means there won't be too much dyin'.”
“We can always hope.”

The tires squealed out a protest as Janice stopped inches from the emergency room door of the Brackenridge Hospital. She hopped out and opened the back door. Kevin was struggling to breath; his face was covered in sweat, his lips trickling blood. She gently pulled him out while Jake pushed from behind.
A nurse came running out, took a look at the dark red stains all over the trio, and ran back inside. When the three of them hit the door, they were met by a team with a gurney and a crash cart who immediately took Kevin from them and started working on him. The nurse came over to them and said, “I'm going to need one of you to fill out the pap - “ Her voice trailed off as she saw President Bush walking up behind his rescuers. “I thought he was on his way to Washington.”
“Don't believe everything you see on TV,” Jake whispered to her. “We have somebody else in the car who didn't make it.” He put an arm across Janice's shoulder, and she bowed her head to hide the tears.
“We'll take care of them,” the nurse said, still watching the president as she assembled another team to get Eli.
Janice got control of herself and looked up at Jake as Eli's body rolled by them. She heard the president mumbling a small prayer for him, and the strangeness of that scene almost made her laugh. “It's been a hard couple of days, hasn't it?”
“Girl, it's been somethin'.”
She put her head on his shoulder and he wrapped his arms around her. The sounds of the hospital, the direness of their situation, faded away for one brief moment as they just took comfort in each other's presence.
The cessation of activity from the curtained chamber where they had taken Kevin brought them back. A doctor was walking over to them, wearing a very somber expression. Janice straightened and prepared herself.
He asked them, “Are either of you family?”
President Bush stepped up, much to the doctor's surprise. “I think you can waive that requirement for these folks, doc.”
“Y-yes, sir, Mr. President.” The doctor recovered himself and looked over at Janice and Jake. “I'm very sorry.”

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