Monday, January 08, 2007

Revolt

The state of TIAH

January 8th, 2007

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Maestro
Maestro
In 2007 at 11.57pm in Rome, Maestro arrives at the Fiumicino Ciampino airport. A short and dour individual, his appearance is ..
.. quite unremarkable except for a single detail. His eyes are almost fully rolled upward, with only a quarter moon of pupil revealed to the airport staff. As he boards the plane for Toronto Pearson he notices the Chief Bursar has a light red glow. Maestro is not that surprised.

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


In 1956 Operation Auca was attempted by five Evangelical Christian missionaries from the US to make contact with the Huaorani people of the rainforest of Ecuador. The Huaorani, also known as the Aucas (Quechua trans. 'savage'), were an isolated tribe known for their violence, both against .. Operation Auca
Operation Auca
.. their own people and outsiders who entered their territory. The efforts of the missionaries culminated on January 8, 1956, when all five—Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Peter Fleming, and Roger Youderian—were attacked and speared by a group of Huaorani warriors. The Huaorani were the only people in the Americas to survive the Dropshot War unaffected when it broke out a year later.

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


Guest Historian
Guest Historian
In 1811 Charles Deslonde led a successful slave revolt in parts of the Louisiana Territory. The revolt took place in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana and St. James Parish, Louisiana. Deslonde and about 500 insurgent slaves marched down the Mississippi River Road toward New Orleans, killing ..
.. two whites, burning plantations and crops, and capturing weapons and ammunition. The revolt was a pivotal moment in the termination of Jim Crow laws in the South during the early nineteenth century.

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


In 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a 'War on Poverty' in the United States. In reality hybrids like Johnson were being developed by the Alliance for alien re-population. Conversion failures were hidden amongst the exaggerated deaths of the homeless that were reported in the United .. Lyndon Johnson
Lyndon Johnson
.. States during the 1960s. This excludes the three hobos famously filmed on the Grassy Knoll at Dallas during the Kennedy Assassination, during the cover-up they really were killed by Alliance agents.

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



After(cont.)
After many congratulations on winning the lottery and several attempts to upgrade the car, Kevin finally drove away from the lot in a new SUV that could easily hold Jake's family and Mike, as well as all the proof they had gathered from Waco. Jake followed him in the jeep, sticking close to his bumper. There was still little traffic, and the car dealership had been a ghost town. Most people were still holed up, he guessed.
Jake was fuming that he didn't get to drive the new car and was stuck in the nasty old jeep. He wouldn't get to drive it at all, since he was going to be in the group heading to Crawford, and they'd have to take the jeep. He hadn't driven a new car in years, and the one that Kevin had bought was choice.
They pulled off the highway and were soon at Kevin's house. Kevin hopped out of the SUV, smiling in spite of himself. He covered up the smile when he saw Jake's face, prompting Jake to say, “That's all right, Mr. Lottery Win. I'll get my shot at it once we make it to New Mexico.”
Kevin stopped him from going inside. “You really think we can make it?”
“Anything's possible, Bradley.” Jake examined Kevin's face, looking for any sign of killer instinct, and couldn't find it. Deep in his heart, he felt that he was about to embark on a one-way trip, but knew that he'd have to keep up the brave front for everybody else. “Now, let's get goin'. We're burnin' daylight.”
They opened the door and everyone poured outside to see the new car. After giving them a few minutes to ooh and ah, Jake forced them to pack up everything they needed and divide it between the SUV and the jeep. He made sure that the evidence was hidden in the SUV well enough that it could get through a cursory search, and drilled Mike and his family on the cover story they were going to use to get to New Mexico.
“You break no laws getting there, you obey the curfews, you act polite to every law enforcement officer you see on the way,” he drilled into the group going to New Mexico. “You got me?”
“Sir, yes, sir,” Steph said, sarcastically.
“This is for real, Steph.”
“We know, Jake.” She smiled and rubbed his shoulder. “We'll be all right.”
Kevin took the SUV off to get it gassed up, and returned after a quick side-trip to his bank. He handed Steph a few thousand dollars and said, “Here you go. Now, you're the moneybags.”
“Jeez, how much is this?”
“$20,000. Should be enough to get y'all to New Mexico in style.”
Steph almost choked. “I have never held this much money in my life.”
“Maybe I'll let you hold some later on,” Kevin said, smirking. She smiled back at him and shoved the money into her purse. He then pulled out a credit card and said, “This has another 2 grand on it, so you can use it if the 20 thousand's not enough.”
“Provided nobody asks me why my name is Kevin Bradley.”
“Yeah, well, only use it if you think you can get away with it.”
“You got it.”
Everyone assembled outside, and there was much hugging and kissing. Janice hugged Mike, which made him clearly uncomfortable, Eli hugged Mike, which made everyone else uncomfortable, Jake hugged his kids, and Steph hugged Kevin, which made Jake feel a little weird. Then, they all climbed into their respective cars and left Kevin's house, heading to the highway. Kevin watched his house until they turned the corner; the other group had taken his dog, so it was completely deserted, now.
“I'm never going to see that place again, am I?”
“I wouldn't count on it,” Janice said as they sped down the road.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just switched to Firefox, and the postings look funny - lots of... ...ellipses...

and stuff.

Reverend Robbie said...

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