The Mayflower crew landed in Plymouth Bay on December 21, 1620. Few survived to the first Thanksgiving.
According to the writings of William Bradford, the Pilgrims’ situation greatly improved after replacing collectivism with capitalism, allowing each family to use their private property to sell the crops grown themselves.
Friends’ star Matthew Perry, age 54, died suddenly on Saturday, Oct. 28 of an apparent drowning in a jacuzzi at his Los Angeles home. Police responded to his home after a call reporting a cardiac arrest. No drugs were found.
The Economist Magazine from December-January, 2013 had an intricate cover illustration depicting the vices of various world leaders, but interestingly depicted Hamas using hang gliders vs. Israel.
If you search for “Hamas and hang gliders” from 2010 to 2013 you will find nothing. The only story we found was from an archive in 1981 about the failure of a few Palestinians using them. Send us a note if you find out more.
Hidden nuggets often adorn the cover of The Economist. In the 2015 cover below, notice the obscure gender-bending Clown Fish, which develops as male then switches to female. The pied piper, who traditionally lures children, seems to be aimed at the transgender fish.
There is also an angry tortoise, logo of the evolutionary socialist Fabian Society, who yearn for a one-world government (and whose coat of arms is a wolf in sheep’s clothing).
A notable alumni of the magazine is Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, the vice chair of Soros Fund Management and the World Economic Forum and Chairman of Smartmatic voting systems in 2020 (Malloch-Brown was mysteriously removed from the Smartmatic website on Nov. 12, 2020).
March 11, 2011: Tsunami strikes Fukashima nuclear power plant after 9.0 quake. (Among fifth largest ever recorded.)
May 16, 2011: Putin advisor Vladimir Zhirinovsky threatens “another tsunami” to a Georgian TV interviewer.
Zhirinovsky: “Washington has no future, that artificial state will collapse. Then this old Europe will collapse, a continent with no importance whatsoever. China is also about to explode. And what remains is Russia. In possession of orbital launch capability and space power. Russia, with lots of money and resources. And new weapons, which nobody knows anything about… not yet. With these weapons we will destroy any part of the planet within 15 minutes. No explosion, no ray burst. Not some kind of a laser, not lightning. It is a calm and quiet weapon instead, with which whole continents will be put to sleep, forever. That’s all, for now.”
Georgian TV interviewer: “There was that tsunami in Japan, right?”
Zhirinovsky: “I say, if you want even the tiniest Kuril Island from us, you will have to dig in the wreckage and debris of their buildings. And 120 million of you will all die! And that goes for the rest of the world too. Everybody should start thinking about their own future. And the future of everybody else. Are you still thinking about selling your Georgian wine to Russia, now? You want UN observers at the border? Do you want the world to forget the word Georgia completely? It will be the Russian-Turkish border instead. Think about that, President Sakashvili. Then there will be another tsunami on the other side of the planet, in the Caucasus, that will be the end of you!”