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calendar   Monday - January 17, 2011

D’oh!

There are strange things done in the midnight sun ...

Feeling a bit peckish early this afternoon, so I made up a batch of potsticker dumplings. They’re Ok boiled or steamed, but to get the best flavor you’ve got to fry them in oil. Which I did. And when they were done, I took them out of the oil, and gave the stove knob a twist to turn off the heat. Little did I realize that the knob had turned just a bit past Off, right onto the High setting. I sat down to eat and to watch a bit of Megyn Kelly on TV. About a minute later it was “what’s that smell?” and I looked over and saw flames shooting up in the kitchen.

Horry Clap!!

Run to the kitchen, pull the skillet off the burner, flip off the switch properly this time. But the pan is still flaming, great dark gray clouds of smoke coming off, flames two feet high. What do I do? Water! NO!!

Remember the jingle, quick!!

When in panic, or in doubt
Run in circles, scream and shout.

Not that one, idiot, the tune! The tune!!

When the fire starts to burn,
There’s a lesson you must learn.
Something, something, then you see,
You’ll avoid catastrophe!

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I grabbed a plate from the sink and popped it over the pan. The flames died almost instantly. Phew.  But the downstairs was filled with smoke. I’m coughing like a two dollar donkey. Open the door, open the sliders, open the windows, turn on all the fans, drag out the box fan and put it in the doorway. Turn off the heat, eh stupid? Good idea.

In about half an hour the place was aired out about as good as it was going to get. I took my lunch outside and ate it there. I got plenty of fresh air inside; the thermometer in here reads 46°F; it’s currently about 25°F outside.

... but after reading Chris’s “sordid genesis” post, while my toes are freezing here, wearing a fleece vest and my winter parka in front of the PC, how could I not add ...

And there sat Sam, looking cool and calm, in the heart of the furnace roar;
And he wore a smile you could see a mile, and he said: “Please close that door.
It’s fine in here, but I greatly fear you’ll let in the cold and storm—
Since I left Plumtree, down in Tennessee, it’s the first time I’ve been warm.”

I hate electric stoves. I don’t think the knobs go ‘round and ‘round on a gas stove. These do, and that’s dangerous. D’oh!


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 01/17/2011 at 02:26 PM   
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council on islamic american relations, as explained by pat condell

Pat’s latest . Nothing to add that would make this better. Or plainer.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 01/17/2011 at 02:07 PM   
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this is one result of what is laugingly the justice system here.

Ok I know what anti-gun ppl will say. Yes but if guns were easily available, these scum suckers would have used them.
Well, perhaps if their victims had access to one, one or all might be alive today. But forget that for now.

Seems to me killing someone for their ins. and luring someone to their death, is pretty premeditated and cold blooded.
So, why are folks like this out free among us.

Forget that. Lets talk instead about how screwed up America is, with all our gun crazed loonies on the right who love Sarah.
Lets discuss how America puts more of our citizens in jail then anyone else. Could it perhaps be because while our criminal system may be fouled up, and while we may make the same sort of bone head move as made here, we still manage to put away people life forms that Europeans and Brits let out to roam free.

Just a thought for any surfing foreigners out there of a more liberal bent who think we’re a tad too harsh on the criminal class.

And before I forget, a reminder to BMEWS readers.  Please take a good look at the comments following this article.  I wonder if some of the hand wringers would invite any of these women to dinner. Or, maybe help look after an elderly relative. Or babysit. Hey, ya never know. They might be just liberal enough.

Take a look at this insanity.

Three female convicted murderers given jobs at same Travelodge

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 12:39 PM on 17th January 2011

Three women convicted for murder have been employed at the same branch of a popular hotel chain.

The killers currently work at a Travelodge in York, serving customers who are oblivious to their evil crimes.

Linda White, 55, a guest-room cleaner, stabbed her ex-partner John Sandilands to death after a row

Pat Bulmer, 48, who works as a receptionist, lured her husband Robert to be knifed to death by her lover so she could claim over £30,000 from his life insurance policy.

Julie Richardson, 42, also a cleaner at the hotel, scalded her own father with a red-hot iron before battering him to death with two accomplices.

The news that these dangerous criminals, all jailed for life, have been quietly integrated back into society has shocked and angered relatives of the murder victims.

Robert Bulmer’s sister Hepsy told The Sun: ‘It’s disgusting. What are the authorities thinking of?

‘I don’t suppose the customers know a thing. If you’re staying at a hotel you don’t expect to find three killers working there.’

The trio applied for the jobs at the hotel branch in Piccadilly, York, while serving sentences at Askham Grange Prison as part of a scheme to get offenders into jobs soon after they are released.

Travelodge spokesman Jon Hendry-Pickup defended his company’s decision to employ the ladies.

He said: ‘The workers from the rehabilitation programme are constantly assessed and have proven to be dedicated and hard-working individuals.’

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 01/17/2011 at 12:49 PM   
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DIGGING UP CHINA

Came across this today. Don’t suppose all of it quite falls into archeology but the parts newly found sure do. Amazing that those people could build on this scale in this environment so long ago.

Lots of good photos HERE

China: A history still being unearthed

Nigel Richardson reports on tombs in China that have been ignored in the hype over the Terracotta Warriors.
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In the contiguous provinces of Shaanxi, Shanxi and Henan, through which China’s second-longest river flows south then abruptly east, man made the first written records of his existence – on animal bones – and established China’s earliest political and artistic cultures. Until power shifted north and east from the 10th century, the region remained the hub of a succession of dynasties, the one called Tang being generally considered the high point of Chinese civilisation.

These days the Yellow River plateau has swapped imperial robes for a boiler suit. Its coal mines and power stations feed the monster that is industrial China. But its past lives on in a succession of outstanding historic and archaeological sites that deserve to be rated world-class.

That they are not better known is partly because they are located in the heart of a vast country that only relatively recently, after nearly 4,000 years of civilisation, has been made accessible to foreigners (a region, moreover, that makes few concessions to Western tourists); and partly thanks to the Terracotta Army effect.
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So far as foreign visitors are concerned, these endlessly celebrated and reproduced figures have eclipsed almost every other notable site in China (bar the Forbidden City and the Great Wall), just as Machu Picchu dominates the rich and varied archaeology of Peru. This is both a shame and a marvellous excuse for the reasonably adventurous tourist to go exploring.

Yes, yes, we did the Terracotta Warriors – and were glad to get it over with. Since I was last there, in 1998, the car park has been relocated half a mile from the actual museum so that visitors must run a gauntlet of souvenir shops to get there, battling not just through hawkers and fellow tourists but through the wall of heat that is reflected off the vast acreages of new paving stone.

After a long gap, excavations were resumed last year and 100 more figures have been unearthed and put back together. But for me, the impressiveness of the Warriors lies not merely in the sight of them, lined up in their earthen parade grounds, but in the knowledge that they represent only a tiny fraction of what still awaits discovery.

If you imagine Xian sitting at the centre of a necropolis the size of a football pitch, the pits containing the Terracotta Army occupy an area less than the size of the penalty spot. Driving from the airport towards the city, you see the telltale burial mounds pimpling the fields.
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The actual tomb of Emperor Qin, remember, still awaits excavation, though fabulous stories of what it may contain, including rivers of mercury and elaborate booby traps – are legion. But other tombs have been opened up, notably that of Emperor Jing Di, who ruled China from 157 to 141BC, less than a century after Qin Shi Huang (and was, by all accounts, as enlightened as Qin was monstrous).

Jing’s tomb was discovered during the building of the airport road in the early Nineties, and a museum opened on the site in 2005. It provides a poignant counterpoint to the commercial hoopla of Terracotta-Land.

Undisturbed by camera-clicking hordes, we walked along glass floors above 10 excavated burial pits containing miniature clay figures of men, women, eunuchs, pigs and chickens. The armless human figures once had wooden arms and real clothes. There were lacquer boxes and collapsed chariots, and a sense of intimacy, as if these artefacts were family heirlooms.

In this part of China, farmers and construction workers are only ever a spade’s depth away from such treasures.

A LONG BUT INTERESTING READ


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 01/17/2011 at 10:52 AM   
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Unrest Continues In Tunisia

Shaky Tunisian Government Uses Teargas and Water Cannons on Protest Crowds

Protesters call from current government to quit now

Tunisia, Northern Africa: Hundreds of people rallied in central Tunis on Monday to demand the abolition of ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s ruling RDC party as police fired volleys of tear gas to break up the protest.

“We don’t want anyone from the old party in the new government. That includes the prime minister,” one protester told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi was a close ally of Ben Ali and held talks with opposition parties on Sunday to form a national unity government that is due to be unveiled on Monday.

The opposition said members of the previous government are set to stay on.

Any public gatherings are banned under a state of emergency declared by Ben Ali on Friday just before he resigned and fled to Saudi Arabia.

Riot police fired tear gas and water cannons in an attempt to disperse the rally and prevent protesters from marching on the headquarters of the RDC, the Constitutional Democratic Rally.

“With our blood and our soul we are ready to sacrifice ourselves for the martyrs,” they chanted, referring to the dozens reported killed in a wave of protests that led to Ben Ali’s downfall after 23 years in power.

There was another rally in Sidi Bouzid, a city in central Tunisia that was at the heart of the protests that erupted against Ben Ali’s regime mid-December. Demonstrators there chanted: “Bread and water and no RDC!”

A rally was also held in Regueb, a town near Sidi Bouzid.

Tunisia’s ‘Jasmine Revolution’ is still under way, with fighting in the capital today. The enraged Tunisians who took to the streets in December in revulsion at their corrupt, autocratic regime achieved their primary goal: The removal from power of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. But what sort of new order will emerge in the North African country, or whether it will be much different from the old one, has not yet been determined.

For a look at the power players there, click here.

Go on, take the money and run: Meanwhile, Mrs. Dictator seems to have skedaddled with the loot, big time!

Ben Ali’s wife picked up 1.5 tons of gold before fleeing

The wife of ousted Tunisian president Zine el- Abidine ben Ali collected 1.5 tons of gold from the central bank before fleeing the country, the French newspaper Le Monde reported Monday.

Leila Trabelsi visited the bank in Tunis and is thought to have taken the gold bars worth some 60 million dollars along when departing onboard a plane bound for Dubai, according to the report. The head of the bank had reportedly not wanted to hand over the gold at first, but after the 53-year-old contacted her husband telephonically, she was given the gold bars.

The 74-year-old longtime president had initially also resisted instructing the bank to do so, Le Monde said. Ben Ali’s second wife and her relatives have a reputation for being money and power hungry. The Trabelsi clan is regarded as corrupt and widely believed to be involved in racketeering.

After Ben Ali’s was ousted Friday, angry Tunisians looted the couple’s villa in a posh suburb of the capital Tunis. Imed Trabelsi, a businessman and nephew of the president’s wife who for many was a symbol of corruption, was stabbed to death.

Given today’s gold price of roughly $1360/Toz, and 1.5 Troy tons of gold being 3675 Troys pounds, each made up of 12 Troy ounces ... that’s $59,976,000 in bullion; nearly 59 cubic feet of gold; a block 46.6” inches on a side, nearly 2.2 cubic yards worth that weighs 1371.663 kilograms, about as much mass as a small car. That’s a lot of gold!

It’s always fun playing with Troy and Avoirdupois weights, just to remind myself that a pound of feathers weighs 1240 grains more than a pound of gold. But until today I did not know the common factor of these two measurement systems: one is wheat, the other is water. One cubic foot of pure cold water weighs 62.5 avoirdupois pounds; one cubic foot of wheat weighs 62.5 troy pounds. Which means that 1000 avoirdupois ounces weighs the same as 750 Troy ounces. So there ya go. The French came up with this in the year 732, so they didn’t really factor in the varying moisture level that wheat can have. Half an eon later the English adopted it, so now we’re stuck with it. Don’t go looking at how 8 gallons - 64lb - of sea water can be both a cubic foot and a bushel, since a bushel is about 1.24 cubic feet. But hey, back in 732 a bushel was a round basket a cubit across by a handslength deep. Which is irrational, and thus perfectly fwench.

So here’s Stephanie Abrams from the Weather Channel, looking good in pics and being inadvertently naughty in a short video clip. Hope you were watching this morning; she had that tight red cashmere sweater on again. Yum!

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 01/17/2011 at 09:51 AM   
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calendar   Sunday - January 16, 2011

M-M-M-My Madonna

Getting old, I guess. Now I confuse My Sharona by the Knack with My Madonna by Robert W. Service.

My Madonna

I haled me a woman from the street,
Shameless, but, oh, so fair!
I bade her sit in the model’s seat
And I painted her sitting there.

I hid all trace of her heart unclean;
I painted a babe at her breast;
I painted her as she might have been
If the Worst had been the Best.

She laughed at my picture and went away.
Then came, with a knowing nod,
A connoisseur, and I heard him say;
“‘Tis Mary, the Mother of God.”

So I painted a halo round her hair,
And I sold her and took my fee,
And she hangs in the church of Saint Hillaire,
Where you and all may see.

Just wondering how many great paintings had such a sordid genesis.

Sordid?

These ‘ladies’ doubtless give better service (sorry Robert) than your local car dealer.


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 01/16/2011 at 07:05 AM   
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Emperor Misha I fisks Megan McCain

I submit that fisking Megan McCain is too easy, but the Emperor does it with such style!

Nice Doggie


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 01/16/2011 at 04:46 AM   
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calendar   Saturday - January 15, 2011

Honorary Chuck Norris’s

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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 01/15/2011 at 09:25 PM   
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Suing the Boy Scouts

Stories like this enrage irritate me. (must be ‘civil’)

A man who lost his right leg above the knee when a rotted tree fell on him last summer at Camp Warren Levis is suing the Lewis and Clark Boy Scout Council and the Boy Scouts of America, claiming the organizations were negligent.

John Gremli of Bethalto, who was sleeping in a tent at the Boy Scout camp in Godfrey when the rotted oak tree fell on him, claims in his lawsuit that the organizations failed to conduct an inspection program to identify and remove dead standing or dying trees in and around a camping area.

Negligent? You are out camping in the woods. You are NOT camping in a city park. But if you read on down…

Gremli, an assistant Scoutmaster, was sleeping in a tent when a large tree fell on his legs about 4:30 a.m. last July 22. Gremli was 51 years old at the time.

An assistant Scoutmaster? When I was in the Scouts, they taught me not to pitch my tent under rotted trees. Sounds like he exercised poor judgement when choosing a place to pitch his tent.


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 01/15/2011 at 08:28 PM   
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Somali woman lied to claim asylum and £250,000 in benefit, described Britain as easy money.

I am not going to spend a lot of time, in fact very little, ranting on about this worthless unwashed looking bag of filth.

Just another example of the burden we all know about except in this case ... the burden is being accepted willingly without a fight.
I want you folks to see how easy it was for someone to screw the state, and then find protection by that same state, who refuses to protect itself from the likes of her.

They say they can’t deport her cos she’s a Brit citizen.  The damn fools. She became one giving false information.  She screwed you, she lied to you to get what she wanted. Revoke her damn citizenship idiots.  She doesn’t deserve to have it.

btw .. as you will read, she screwed the Swedes also.

Oh hell. Never mind.  The descendants of and those still alive paying taxes who fought for this country will pay the bill. No problem.
Next?

‘The land of easy money’: How the Somali woman who lied to claim asylum and £250,000 in benefit handouts described Britain

By Tamara Cohen and Tom Kelly
Last updated at 5:20 PM on 15th January 2011

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A woman who lied about being gang raped in Somalia to claim more than £250,000 in benefits had moved to Britain after boasting it was the ‘land of easy money’.

Ayan Abdulle was jailed this week after investigators discovered that the story she used to win asylum – and later UK citizenship – was a pack of lies.

Now the Daily Mail can reveal the full scale of her fraud and how easily she was able to milk the benefits system for years.

Abdulle, who also used the fake name Amina Muse and is from Somalia, was living in Gothenburg when the authorities insisted immigrants learn Swedish if they wanted to continue to claim handouts.

She told a friend she couldn’t be bothered and moved to England where she knew it would be far easier to collect benefits.

She made up a story to gain asylum and gave herself and five of her six children false names and dates of birth, fraudulently claiming benefits on both the real and invented identities.

And she somehow managed to continue claiming benefits in Sweden for three years after leaving.

Abdulle was born in Mogadishu in 1969 but moved to Sweden in 1994.

Her friend Hodan Abdullahi Egal, who lives in Gothenburg, said yesterday: ‘Ayan liked life here. She never worked, just took things easy and spent her time meeting up with old friends from Mogadishu.

‘But she couldn’t be bothered to learn another language. Instead she decided to move to England.

She said it was the land of easy money. She was convinced she would have no problems there because the system there made it far easier to collect money without proper checks.’

Abdulle arrived in London in 2004 with her first five children, now aged eight to 17, and her husband Raghe Adan, and claimed asylum under the name Amina Ali Muse.

In her application, she said militiamen had targeted her home in Somalia on December 1, 1998, shooting her brothers dead.

She claimed she had been gang raped while three months pregnant, leading to a miscarriage, and that her niece had been raped, tortured and beaten.

In fact, on that date Abdulle had been in Sweden giving birth to a daughter.

Between June 2004 and May 2010, Abdulle, who was living in Neasden, North-West London, claimed £261,358.14 in handouts.

The cash came from almost every welfare benefit possible, including income support, disability living allowance, carers’ allowance, jobseekers’ allowance, housing benefit, council tax benefit, tax credits and child benefit.

Friends and neighbours in London and Sweden said the only man who ever visited her flat was husband Adan. But in Sweden she registered herself as having married a 41-year-old named Hassan Mohamed Osman in 2007.

And the father of her sixth child, born in 2009, was given as Abdirashid Mohamed Omar, a Somali who arrived in Britain from Kenya in 2006 claiming to be the husband of Amina Muse. He was granted indefinite leave to remain as her spouse.

Abdulle was exposed when she fell out with some members of her family who revealed her fraud to the authorities.

A former friend in London said: ‘She was very secretive. I never saw her with a husband in six years. She changed her mobile phone number every day, you could not contact her.

‘She went back and forth to Gothenburg a lot and she once went to Africa, but via Sweden even though it was more expensive.’

Jailing her for four-and-a-half years at Harrow Crown Court for multiple counts of fraud and deception, Judge Stephen Holt described her actions as a professionally planned ‘cynical and dishonest manipulation of the whole system of asylum’.

Abdulle, who showed no remorse, cannot be deported after finishing her sentence because she was granted British citizenship in 2009.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 01/15/2011 at 04:34 PM   
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the russians are coming?

I’m not terribly well versed on these things BUT ...
according to the radio, BT owns large energy holdings in the USA.

So ....

With the Russians now having a stake in BP for a sizable amount of cash ....
Does that now mean the Russians also will have a hold of any sort in the US?

BP gives 5% stake to state-owned Russian oil firm as they reveal plans to drill Arctic

By Rupert Steiner and Simon Neville

BP signed a major deal last night that will see the Russian government own a chunk of Britain’s biggest oil firm.

It sold 5 per cent of its shares – worth £5billion – to Russia’s state-owned energy firm Rosneft.  Both companies have also agreed to co-operate in drilling for oil reserves in the Arctic.

The historic share-swap deal could open up lucrative revenue streams for BP, which is the third largest energy firm in the world.

But it also raises fresh concerns about the take-over of UK firms by foreign companies – including those, like Rosneft, that are effectively a branch of an overseas government.

Questions will also be asked about the security of Britain’s energy supplies, given Russia’s history of playing politics with oil and other resources.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 01/15/2011 at 04:00 PM   
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some eye candy and observations and a clickable wabbit below the fold

Every once in a while I find a photo or two of Ann Margaret and can’t resist putting them up here.  Always loved this luscious looking woman. And she even has talent although she didn’t have to.  I’d love her anyway.  It’s just personal but, nobody in Hollywood from the very beginning was ever better looking or sexier or more beautiful then ....

ANN MARGARET

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Now that isn’t to say there are no other beautiful women in the world. And really sexy ones too.  And here’s an example.  I posted a few photos of this one a year ago but since then I found this black and white that just grabbed me. I like the photo and the girl. What’s not to like? So here again is ....

BROOKLYN DECKER

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and I do really like this girl, whoever the heck she is. Yeah I know she’s a model. Or is she an actress?  Before last year I’d never heard of her and now I’m in love again.  Well, you know.  Not exactly literally.

Another photo I hadn’t seen before even though I’ve posted her photos a year ago as well.  In her day, she was the very standard of sexy and desirable and beautiful.  I still think she’s pretty in her way and day. Even sexy after all this time. There has always been something kind of special about ...

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See More Below The Fold

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 01/15/2011 at 02:50 PM   
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engraved on a gold sheet … a letter 250 yrs old …

How’s this for a find? 

Burmese letter to King George II deciphered after more than 250 years

A letter made from pure gold that was sent to King George II from a Burmese king in 1756 has finally been deciphered by experts.

By Victoria Ward 9:30PM GMT 14 Jan 2011

The letter, sent by King Alaungphaya, was an effusive and gushing appeal for camaraderie and trade with Britain. But although engraved on a gold sheet and adorned with 24 rubies, it was simply banished to a vault in the King’s home town of Hanover, Germany, and not deemed worthy of a reply.

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The letter has languished there, in the Leibniz library, for more than 250 years as nobody could read it. But historians who have spent three years examining the document have now unravelled its contents.

Amid the valuable gems and flowery language, King Alaungphaya confirms his permission for a harbour to be built in the city of Pathein to encourage trading co-operation between the two countries. Written in Burmese script, it is addressed to “the most meritorious and supreme [king] master of all the parasol-bearing kings … lord of ruby, gold, silver, copper, iron, amber and precious stone mines, lord of white elephants, red elephants and elephants of various colours”.

It goes on to convey “kindest greetings to the English king who rules over the English capital”.

The letter, which was contained in an elephant tusk, referred to the presence in Burma of Henry Brooke, a British envoy working for the British East India Company who was in charge of the settlement in Pathein.

It went on: “Following the humble request of your esteemed Highness’ envoy, Mr Henry Brooke, We have granted the site for your ships in Pathein at the place he wanted.

“A sealed royal order was sent to the officer of the English king and the governor of Pathein was instructed to measure and hand over [the piece of land] in Pathein.

“When close friendship prevails between kings of different countries, they can be helpful to the needs of each other that we are eager to fulfil.”

Dr Jacques Leider, a Luxembourg historian and Burma expert, said the letter was sent at a time when Burmese royal power was threatened by foreign invaders. King Alaungphaya hoped to procure guns and cannon through fostering close trade relations with Britain.

As war raged, the letter was taken to Madras, India, and then forwarded to London before being handed to King George II by William Pitt, the Secretary of State. King George II sent it to the royal library in Hanover, where it was lodged in March 1758, and no official reply was ever made.

Danish King Christian VII damaged the letter during a visit in 1768, making it harder to decipher.

Georg Ruppelt, director of the Leibniz library, said: “As far as we know, the golden letter is a one-off.”

It will be formally presented to the library on January 18 but is deemed too valuable to be displayed permanently.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 01/15/2011 at 02:38 PM   
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okokok … my final foul mouthed rant. damned left wing lying bastards, I hate em.

Day started okay, got our three papers and started reading.  What luck I thought after a few hours. Not one word about Sarah Palin’s insensitive use of the new politically correct term that I take it is now going to replace the dreaded ‘N’ word.  Because a few efin disingenuous jerks decided it was a slur. So okay. All going fine.  So I’m on my last paper and it’s one that pretty much passes for a conservative one and then SHAZAM! BAM! POW!  There it is. Damn if some libtard bitch name Anne Applebaum has written what nobody else I read this week has.  Palin spoke this jerk says (I’m avoiding really bad language here) out of “self pity.”
Yeah. She had an entire half page of a paper far bigger then those in the USA. We have broadsheets here. Sarah, this brain surgeon says, made herself look “foolish and petty.” So I just about end the day where I started it the day before yesterday.  Really pissed off, not so much by the insults. We expect that.
But the rotten, miserable witch wasn’t at all fair and I think intentionally twisted things to suit her own liberal left agenda. 
Obama’s speech sent her into orgasmic nirvana, or something like that. I’m not sure and this being the weekend I can’t find out and have no email as I did for a couple others (who I damn well wrote to, politely, no bad language) and have not heard a word. Which is okay. I think she’s an American but I am not sure about it.

So I’m pissed off and ranting again cos no, hard as I want to, I can’t let it go. This Applebaum shit is exactly the sort of Jew that other Jews HATE!  The kind other Jews want to distance themselves from least all be tared with a brush meant for her. Everything she doesn’t approve of is ipso facto anti-Semitic. 
Palin, this lying bitch continues, has already forgotten the six victims.  Well Ms. Applebaum has also forgotten in her one sided piece, that there were other victims as well. No matter. 

One last thing and then no more. In fact, I will not post the column. If you want to read it go to The Telegraph.co.uk and look for her. How’s that?

The last thing is, she mentions Palin speaking and behind her is the American flag.

WELL I’LL BE DAMNED! WHAT FUCKIN NERVE!  The flag of her country?  The Stars and Stripes?  Instead of what Anne? You socialist shit.

The Hammer and Sickle?

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 01/15/2011 at 01:14 PM   
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