Folly my ass. This deal was worth every 2-cents/acre - and then some!
Alaska is largely ignored by most American’s, but it has enormous strategic value as a northwestern base against aggression from the East, and is also a massive natural resource reserve waiting to be fully tapped into...Especially if Global Warming occurs on a large scale. Think that one through. If the world is warming, the frozen regions will be opened up on a scale never seen in modern times. Which will open up tremendous amounts of land to resource exploration and development.
But no one wants to talk about the many positive effects of Global Warming. Have you ever wondered why that is?
The poor people of the world can 'relatively' easily migrate out of the way of possible flooding in the coastal areas. As has happened many times throughout human history...But what about the rich? Where is much of their money tied up? Could it be the coastal regions?
Look at a map, and think about the cities on the coasts...It won't take much to realize the ones who have the most to lose by flooding will be the SUPER RICH!!
This is the real reason why the rich and powerful decision makers of the world are so concerned by Global Warming.
1492 - Jews were exiled from Spain.
The 'Catholic Kings' (Ferdinand and Isabella) decided, after reclaiming Spain from the Muslims, they would no longer have Jews in their domain...A mistake their successors regretted, because Spain fell into economic difficulties due to mismanagement and a poor banking system.
Those of you who say: 'What a ridiculous stereotype' are just ignorant to reality.
During this time Christians were unable to profitably run banks because of usury laws, which didn’t allow them to charge interest on loans - the Jews had no such laws...Also, look back at the great European nations in the last 1,000 years, and you will see many of their economic policies were led by Jewish economists.
Those statements aren't 'racist.' They are reality.
1533 - Henry VIII, King of England, divorced Catherine of Aragon.
With this action Henry pretty much flipped-the-bird at the Pope and Emperor Charles V, setting England on a new historical course...A course towards greatness as the leader of the Protestant world.
1814 - Britain and its allies against Napoleon marched triumphantly into Paris.
This should have ended the Napoleonic Era, but the Allies were too stupid to execute the Emperor, who later returned for another '100 Days' of raising Hell.
1842 - The first surgery using an anesthetic was carried out by Dr. Crawford Long of Jefferson, Ga.
A huge event...Can you imagine the ‘Good Ol’ Days’ of surgery without anesthesia?
Unfortunately, antibiotics were still quite a bit in the future, which meant at least as many people were maimed or killed by surgery as those who were helped by it.
1856 - The Treaty of Paris was signed, ending the Crimean War and guaranteeing the territorial integrity of Ottoman Turkey.
Turkey was a complete mess by this time, having been the 'Sickman of Europe' for over a century, and the Crimean War was anything but an attempt to 'guarantee the integrity’ of the Ottoman Empire...The Crimean War was a British and French check on Russian expansion.
1870 - The 15th Amendment went into effect, guaranteeing the right to vote regardless of race.
Try to imagine how pissed off American women were at the thought of having less rights than black men...Trust me this was a major issue.
1980 - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was founded by Ingrid Newkirk and Alex Pacheco on principles set forth in Australian philosopher Peter Singer’s book 'Animal Liberation,' with the goals of exposing and ending animal suffering.
PETA isn’t an animal rights organization, it is a domestic terrorist group, which would much rather see humans suffer than animals, and ultimately see capitalism falter.
1981 - President Reagan was shot and wounded by John Hinckley Jr. Also wounded were White House news secretary James Brady, a Secret Service agent and a District of Columbia police officer.
Oh, it must have been a day of extreme emotions for the Jackals-with-D’s-on-their-backs...The initial cheer of the great man getting shot probably sent off a massive shock wave of ejaculatory pleasure, only to be followed by the sorrow of finding out the bullet wasn’t mortal.
Bunch of psychotic and morally degenerate bastards.
1995 - Tens of thousands of Rwandan refugees, fleeing violence in Burundi, began a two-day trek to sanctuary in Tanzania.
It’s hard to believe, but the world was more concerned with the 'thousands' flooding Tanzania than it was with the massive violence and genocide being conducted in the nations around Tanzania causing the exodus.
The U.N. couldn’t have cared less, and our president sat around getting hummers.