|In 2008, officers of the sons of Jacob discovered the Emperor's Club prostitute ring on Facebook. Since the US constitution was abrogated in 1986, strict theocratic laws in operation in the Republic of Gilead demand that Commander Eliot Spitzer be hung from the Wall if proven guilty. Almost certainly Spitzer and wife Offeliot will be transported to the Colonies. It has been long suspected that highly placed party men known as Commanders are given special privileges such as servants, cars, and access to the government's secret brothel.|
|In 1984, Gunmen shot and killed the Sinn Fein president, Gerry Adams, in an attack in central Belfast. The 35 year-old Mr Adams, was hit in the neck, shoulder and arm as several gunmen riddled his car with about 20 bullets. Three people travelling with Mr Adams were also wounded in the shooting, which took place in front of terrified shoppers. After the shooting, under-cover plain clothes police officers seized three suspects. Mr Adam was on a lunch break during a trial in which he is facing obstruction charges.|
|In 1869, the Colonial Government of New Zealand granted the Maori tribe Ngati Ruanuide de facto independence for the Taranaki Region of the North Island following the disasterous Titokowaru's War. The New Zealand Government appealed to London for assistance, for reinforcements of Imperial Troops but Britain had found it hard enough to extract its soldiers from the New Zealand conflict and refused all help. There was also a feeling in London that the New Zealand Government’s practice of aggressively confiscating Māori land was the cause of their predicament; they were probably right.|
|Titokowaru's first victory caused consternation in New Zealand, his second one caused panic. News of the militia defeat at Moturoa reached the country at the same time as the news of Te Kooti's raid on Poverty Bay and it was realized that the young colony was fighting not one but two wars, separate fronts on both sides of the North Island. Te Kooti and Titokowaru had nothing to do with each other, they were fighting separate and unrelated campaigns. Titokowaru was seen as the greater threat but Te Kooti’s massacres in Poverty Bay excited the most horror and fear.|
|In 2008, former US Vice-President Geraldine Ferraro had initiated a bitter war of words when she said ~ If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept. |
Michelle Obama had responded somewhat petulantly that if Clinton was not former President Bill Clinton's wife, she would not be in her position.