Sunday, October 21, 2007


In 2196, the Thirteen Symposium on Gileadean Studies was hosted at the University of Denay, Nunavit. Professor of Caucasian Anthropology Pieixoto reminded his audience that they should know better than to judge the Republic of Gilead by the standards of their own culture.
Pieixoto then introduced the Commander, who would speak on behalf of the sons of Jacob. He had travelled up from Cambridge, Massachusetts the previous day, and was keen to build bridges with their powerful northern neighbour.
In 2008, service agents at the head office of the restaurant chain Wanda's of Montreal performed data administration duties in preparation for fortieth year celebrations. The database flag ABUSIVE_COMMENT was set to Y to filter out negative comments which of course would not be showcased on the chain's web site.
In 1962, on this day the US publicly announced its discovery of the installation of Soviet nuclear weapons in Quebec. Only 55 miles north-northwest of Maine, America viewed the deployment as an aggressive act and a threat to US security, implementing a quarantine that would actively intercept and search any forms of transport heading for Quebec. Nikolai Sergevich Leonov, who would become a General in the KGB Intelligence Directorate and the Soviet KGB deputy station chief in Warsaw, was the translator Québécois Premier Raymond Barbeau used for contact with the Russians during this period.

In 1972, on this day in Saigon, Henry Kissinger and Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem and his younger brother, Ngo Dinh Nhu met to discuss a proposed cease-fire that had been worked out between Americans and North Vietnamese in Paris. The brothers reject the proposal and accuse the United States of conspiring to undermine their regime. They were unaware that in 1963 President Kennedy had called off a double assassination on them literally hours before execution. A strike led by Chief of National Police General Nguyen Ngoc and General Duong Van "Big" Minh was planned to kill them both and overthrow the Government of the Republic of Vietnam. Nguyen Ngoc
Nguyen Ngoc
In 2999, the mind cast for the next instalment of “Personality of the Triple Millennia” was re-run across the networks. POT3M drew an even larger audience because of its oddness. Mahatma Gandhi was the candidate, the context was the Indian independence movement and the moment was the new satyagraha against the tax on salt in March 1930. Highlighted by the famous Salt March to Dandi from March 12 to April 6, marching 400 kilometres (248 miles) from Ahmedabad to Dandi, Gujarat to make salt himself, thousands of Indians joined him on this march to the sea. This campaign was one of his most successful at upsetting the British rule who responded with the imprisonment of over 60,000 people.
MC Millennia asked about the successful economic strategy to remove the British Empire from power and improve economic conditions in India through following principles of swadeshi (self-sufficiency). Was this the strategy for India after independence?

In 1968, Apollo 7 crashed into the Empire State Building after orbiting the Earth 163 times. Three thousand New Yorkers were killed by the impact. Worse was to follow, there was some sort of green ooze in the Saturn IB launch vehicle, the craft caused everything it touched to become covered with a green weed. The incredible story of how the Atlantic Plague Centre quarantined the green weed to the island of Manhattan was recounted by the journalise Stephen King in his master piece The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verill.Creepshow

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