Saturday, March 10, 2007


The state of TIAH

March 10th, 2007

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in 1953, Professor William Hughes and the police verify with Rosalind Franklin that James Watson and Francis Crick were both dead when she found them the night of February 28th. The police are of a mind to think that the pair are simply lying to save themselves a trip to the gallows, and the prosecutor feels that he has enough of a case to proceed, but Professor Hughes asks him to hold off while he speaks with the coroner. The medical examiner/coroner, Dr. Sir Morris Tiptree, has some interesting light to shed on the situation, himself. “Well,” he says to Hughes, “the pair died very close together. I'd say, perhaps a few seconds apart at most.” Professor Hughes has a thought, and asks, “Were there any wounds inflicted post-mortem?” Tiptree becomes quite animated about this. “Yes, in fact, there was one bruise apiece, post-mortem. Appears to be a kick to the ribs for Crick, and one to the head for Watson. Tore the flesh slightly on Watson's face, but no bleeding since his blood had already poured onto the floor, of course. Bullet wound, you know. Poor chappie.” Hughes nods. Puzzled at what this all means, he asks Dr. Sir Morris if there was any evidence to indicate how far away the shooter was. “Quite close,” Dr. Sir Morris says, leaning in close to Hughes as he said it. “I should say no more than a foot away from both. They're covered with powder burns.” Professor Hughes notices a blackboard in the lab they're sitting in, and asks Tiptree, “May I?” Tiptree nods. Professor Hughes draws two stick figures on the board, and a rough oval around them to indicate a pool of blood. “All right, Miss – sorry, Doctor Franklin said that she came in and discovered them like so.” He points at the board, indicating the two figures very close together. “I propose that she is the one who kicked them – she claims that they had stolen her research, and I doubt she felt very much sympathy towards them. We should get the police to examine her shoes, to see if there is blood on them.” Dr. Sir Morris applauds. “Oh, jolly good idea.” Professor Hughes looks at the blob he has drawn on the board and frowns. “Doesn't blood spray outwards from a gunshot wound, Dr. Sir Morris?” Tiptree nods and grunts emphatically. “Mm, yes.” He walks over to the board and draws little droplets of spray in a conical pattern away from the backs of the two stick figure corpses. “And, you say that the shooter was no more than a foot away from either of them?” Tiptree nodded. Professor Hughes looks at the board, slowly taking in the conclusion he has been coming to for some minutes. “Doctor, I think they killed each other.”

Christopher Columbus
Christopher Col..
In 1496 Christopher Columbus left Quisqueya (Hispaniola) for Spain, ending his second failed mission to the Western Hemisphere. The Taíno people who inhabited this second-largest island in the Antilles were protected by the irresistible group consciousness between First Nations known as ..
.. the Mesh. Columbus had left Spain with 17 ships carrying supplies, and about 1,200 men to peacefully colonize the region but they just could not fight the melancholy of exclusion emanating from the Island.

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

In 1982 all 10 planets align on the same side of the Sun as the Syzygy occurred on this day. For the first time, all of humanity can see the counter-earth postulated by Galileo through deductive logic in 1610.Syzygy

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

Gulf War
Gulf War
In 1998 American troops stationed in the Persian Gulf begin to receive the first vaccinations against Bacteriological weapons for the up and coming invasion of Iraq. No one can be quite sure what Saddam and his alien allies have in mind for the invaders. However the Americans are aware ..
.. that they are desperate to hang on to the Extraterrestrial Technology (ET) buried in Iraq, euphemistically known as Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD).

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

In 1831 the French Foreign Legion was established by King Louis-Philippe to support his war in Algeria. Brigadier General Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle's Desert Rats, La Grande Armée Afrique would be the proud successor to the legion, who valiantly fought the fascist forces of Anglo-America .. French Foreign Legionnaire
French Foreign ..
.. in the North Africa Campaign 1941-43.

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

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Damn. I knew my Franklin theory was doing poorly yesterday, but this might just put the last nail in the coffin. Very nice.

'Course, the last question is, who shot at Hughes and why. I still say it was Franklin, to throw suspicion on her hated colleague.

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