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Saturday, September 1, 2007

Expedition to Mars

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In 2026, the leader of the Fourth Expedition to Mars Captain Wilder returned with his family after twenty years exploring the outer solar system.

~ variant from Steve Payne: extensive use of original content has been made to celebrate the author's genius.

Rudy Giuliani
Elimina Castle
In 2007, Rudolph William Louis "Rudy" Giuliani took legal action against Mike Resnick, editor of "Alternate Tyrants II" for his short story "Ground Zero". In the story, Giuliani used the September 11th attack as a pretext for an extended term as Mayor, but criticisms that emerge during 2002 were quickly suppressed.
There is specifically much criticism surrounding his administration during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Others criticisms include his lack preparedness before the attacks by allegedly ignoring the ongoing threat to New York City from Islamist terrorists in the preceding years. His handling of Ground Zero air quality issue is also questioned for downplaying the health effects of the air afterwards. It is also mentioned that his recovery effort of the aftermath of Ground Zero, asserting that Giuliani rushed to conclude the recovery effort once gold and silver had been recovered from World Trade Center vaults. It was alleged that Guiliani never read 9/11 Commission's Report and that he didn't attend any meetings of the Iraq Study Group after being appointed to it in early 2006.

~ entry by Steve Payne from Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!

Alex Haley
Alex Haley
In 1976/1767/1750, Thalmus Rasulala, Cicely Tyson, LeVar Burton and Omoro Kinte are about to converge on Annapolis, Maryland. Somehow they must release Alex Haley from bondage and return him to the year 1976, where he must must publish “Roots: The Saga of an American Family”. Haley is trying to give his people a myth to live by, overturning other myths about the Black American experience and giving African Americans a proud history.

~ entry by Steve Payne

In 1687, the Royal Society of London debated Edmond Halley's thesis that the Earth was hollow based on Isaac Newton stating the relative densities of Moon to Earth as 9 to 5. Halley simply invoked these figures: “Sir Isaac Newton has demonstrated the Moon to be more solid than our Earth, as 9 to 5; why may we not then suppose four ninths of our globe to be cavity? I have adventured to make these Subterranean orbs capable of being inhabited”. Three hundred years later, the contrary truth emerged, the moon was cavity, and was inhabited within. Edmond Halley
Edmond Halley

~ entry by Steve Payne

In 1938, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland awoke screaming from the most appalling nightmare of his entire life. In the dream, he had been giving Hitler Czechoslovakia on a dish. The inscription in the flag: "On towards the East!". Chamberlain realised it was a strategic error to exclude Stalin from the talks. He acted upon this insight and the result was the Eden-Molotov Agreement in 1940, which effectively terminated Germany militarism on the continent of Europe.

~ entry by Steve Payne

In 1938, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland awoke screaming from the most appalling nightmare of his entire life. In the dream, he was back at Heston Aerodrome, west of London, giving the "Peace for our time" speech. His arm felt damp, and he was horrified to see blood dripping along his sleeve from the piece of paper that he now realised was a death warranty. Worse, the audience for his speech were shaven headed skeletons from Nazi death camps. Chamberlain resolved to undo this Carthaginian Peace, and appointed Winston Churchill .. Munich Agreement
Munich Agreemen..
.. as the Minister of Defence shortly thereafter. Working together, they quickly defeated Hitler and ensured “a non-Carthaginian Peace for our time”.

~ entry by Steve Payne

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