1895; Was it an accident - 90% perspiration; 10% inspiration and and all that
The discovery of X rays by Wilhelm Rontgen - a German physicist - while experimenting with elecricity.
Willie was awarded three medals and the first Nobel prize for physics.
Give the man a gong GOSH>
Willie gave the Nobel prize cash to his uni.
His dad left him 2 million reichsmarks.
Willie became bankrupt after post WW1 German inflation.
To Willie was cash just gash !! GOSH
Willie would have been American; but, for the first world war.
There are twice as many Germans as English in the US of A.
Brits have the largest ancestry - more than 5 million over the years.
People emigrate for a better life.
All figures are less rough than the people who persecuted them.
Don't thank heavens for 'little' gangs GOSH
GDP (Gross Domestic Product) is one way of reliably measuring the wealth growth of a Nation state.
This planet is a finite resource.
There is no reason on earth why all nation states can continue to 'enjoy' the previous rate of growth.
Will China unionise and become less competitive.
The banks have alchemised the debt driven Time Dollar to keep it going.
Where have all the tired technological goodies to keep things going gone GOSH.
Us humans on this planet are fast approaching the tipping point of conflict.
Individual, class and nation state/trading block relationships are in a inequality driven pre belligerence era.
Time! for more gangs and Gongs GOSH
Pick on the weakest is the way of things.
The German and American greedy gits seem intent on pressurising Greece.
Will the rest of us less affluent nation states condone it.
England is getting smaller - a thirty bob player in the big boys game.
The greedy gits won't admit it though.
- own drawing/Source of Information: Putzger – Historischer Weltatlas, 89. Auflage, 1965, CC BY 2.5
1918; on this very day; Kaiser Wilhelm II; German Emperor abdicates after revolution.
Germany becomes known as the Weimer Republic.
Kaiser means Emperor not king or big cheese.
In the new pleb dictionary it also means greedy git GOSH
The Weimer republic is historically associated with one 'thing'.
Hyperinflation - the third worst ever experienced on the planet.
5 dollars in no time; became worth 50 billion marks or more.
There are some - quite a few - who think that hyperinflation was deliberate to prevent paying war reparations.
Proud and sly or desperate and sly gits GOSH.
In 1933 the nazi party took over control from the split Weimer republic; following a long period of depression.
A period of relative developed western world depression.
Six years later they/we were at it again.
A short sharp shock of, viscious to the point of death; national socialism would deliver the goods.GOSH
There now follows a short break on behalf of the pleb party.
Just to see if the winner is trump or gump.GOSH
Trump is the President - is he the winner.
Who in their right mind would want to take on $17 trillion of debt.
Who in their right mind would want to take charge of a country with such inequality in turbulent times.
A bloke called Adolf did - let's all be chums now.
Some anti-establishment people have an enormous ego GOSH.
How will Trumps foreign policy affect Greece.
If Greece pays off the debt owed to Us of A banks will it reduce the American national debt.
Germany France and the IMF, ECB, World bank and some we've never heard of will complicate it.
Don't mention China and Russia.
We could fight for it.
The world is crazy enough for it.
THURS 10th NOV 2016
1930; the last thingies are removed - 8 years after discovery - from the tomb of Tutankhamun.
They are taken to England under the supervision of English archaelogist/Egyptologist, Howard Carter.
They want em back now - the foreign gonads GOSH
King Tuts tomb in the valley of the kings contained thousands of objects; many of them made of precious metals.
Howard - not known in Hounslow and Hull as Howie - didn't work for a Uni or the government.
He was 'sponsored' by, a bloke far from the left; Lord Canarvon.
A greedy - if ever there was one - Git GOSH.
A lot was going on around the 1930's:
The British Empire was almost still at its 'best'
Are Empires made from mens minds or military might!
Or just big greedy gits.Gosh
The real socialist - not the pseudo latest version - fight back against inequality producing victorian values had begun.
The industrial revolution which made Britain a global superpower was well faded.
Oh yes! the great depression started.
Isn't change good GOSH
Many academics opine that it was the employment spewed out by 39-45 WW that ended the great recess/depression.
In the 30's a gay, liberal party, member of the Eugenic society and bloomberg, relatively rich, Baron, came into economic prominence.
Keynesian economic theory came into being.
The world; divided into command and free market economies became dominated by the mixed economies of the western world.
Keynes was a good greedy git GOSH.
The World sufficed; until along came the divine duo of Thatcher Regan.
Inequality generating free market economies were adopted by the world.
The politics of the world is now dangerously daft.
Time to get back to mixed economies - less graft and greed GOSH
Greece has a socialist coalition and the plebs are revolting/ rioting.
The US of A has just elected a somewhat far right goverment and the people have taken to the streets.
The UK is far from a happy place to be at the political moment.
Will change be peaceful!
FRI 11th NOV 2016
"2008; The QEII left Southhampton Docks and sailed on her last voyage to Dubai.
She had been bought by, Nakeel - a holding Co. of course - owned by the Dubai government.
The boat was to be berthed at Palm Jumeira -
that man made island with more problems than a middle class Manchester maths master.
There it was over the horizon gone GOSH
The banking crash, near collapse of the oil price and the island; put that plan out to and lost at sea.
The boat - das boot; was once refitted in Hamburg - is now slowly being altered or scrapped.
Where has all the money gone? GOSH
The Dubai development is a rich resort built on the money from oil.
The average summer temperature - 95F or 35 C
Many of the Dubai oil rich young live in London.
They annoy the native rich london mob with extensions and super cars that growl GOSH
Dubai polo club have won the queens cup played at Guards polo Club - of course.
The Queen and the rest of the gang have prospered - payed for by the plebs; yet immune to austerity.
The haves as yet; seem oblivious of the have-nots.
Despite the up front in the face signs; they must think we are all grasping greedy gits.GOSH
Our esteemed - trying ever so much not to appear toff - tory government is looking forward to actively
renewing the 'special relationship' with the Trump regime.
Another special relationship with the rich.
One would think there are no poor plebs on the planet.
Where have all the plebs gone GOSH
Greece hasn't got a polo team.
Inequality has enabled the world wide resurgence of polo.
One doesn't have to be a greedy git - a greek polo shirt to the first pleb on a polo team.
Greece has a water polo team - men and womens.
They beat the UK.
The UK isn't that good at polo neither - Tally Ho.
SAT 12th NOV 2016
TECHNOLOGY HAS COME QUITE A WAY SINCE THAT SIGN
'PLEASE REFRAIN FROM URINATION WHILE THE TRAIN IS IN THE STATION'
2014; The unmanned Philae probe lands safely on comet (large rock) 67p churymurov-gerashmenko.
Remember Rosetta - the one where that spaced out astronomist/scientist nearly had a whatnot on the telly.
Rosetta was the first craft to orbit a comet; and, phil was the bit that bounced on landing.
Passing Mars on the way.
Ten years going and, in two days; going, going, gone GOSH
The trip was to explore the environs of a comet that orbited near to the sun.
The Rosetta and phil mission was EU and cost 1.3 billion Euro.
The EU space control centre is at Darmadst in Deutschland.
A mere few seconds from Frankfurt - the EU central bank HQ city - as the space craft goes. GOSH
Post Brexit; will little england opt out of financing space research.
Never mind another pfi runway or chinese/French nuclear energy generation.
HS 2 is good for you.
Is that effluence on you shoe.
Aren't people great GOSH
Just like space; is mans economic journey a mere trip into the unknown.
Will mans knowledge help us advance peacefully!
Or; will, unbridled greed, aided and abetted by algorithms and arrogance take us to war again. GOSH
Will the diplomats lie and/or the squaddies die?
As a pleb with some of the T-shirts and now the time to 'look' around.
The nation state/gang economic pressures on possible conflict are now in the danger zone on this ever smaller planet.
Who was it that said, " guns or butter".
OH yes; that gadgee called Goering. GOSH
It was American bank loan fiddles favourably subverting the Greek economy that enabled Greece to get into the EU.
Will greece take sides - which side?
What's the difference between a bankster and a gangster.
One has the law and governments on their side.
And so does the other one...
SUN 13th NOV 2016
1940; the first night of the musical film 'Fantasia' in Broadway, New York.
Walt Disney - most aptly decribed as entrepreneur than film maker - was a German. No josh GOSH
There's a multitude of American Germans:
Bruce Willis was born in Germany
Custer and his kid brother were scalped sort of; at the Little Big Horn.
Clooney, Costner and Cruise - even Doris had her Day.
Hackman and Hasselhoff, Rock Hudson, and lets not forget Lilian Gish GOSH
Einrichtung is German for establishment.
Rockefeller and Romney, Rumsfeld and Roosevelt
Nixon and Palin have bits of german in them 'about Obamas mother now.'
6 first ladies of america are of german descent:
Pat Nixon, Rosalynn Carter and Babs Bush; just gone GOSH
In 2014 Mrs merkel sent the US head diplomat/spy in Germany back to the states.
A more than spectacular 'up your's Jimmy' when the Germans realised the true extent of US spying.
A period when German US of A establishment hierarchy was on the back bunsen burner.
Don't mention Volkswagon and the US car trade.
Komplott Theoretiker is german for conspiracy theorist; gotterdamerung GOSH
Herr Donald Trump is of German descent
Will he take America -or just its pants - down!
There's a kick in the Komplotts; gotterdamerung again GOSH
The biggest lender to the Greeks is the Deutsche Bank.
The Americans have just given the Deutsche bank one of the largest fines ever in history.
$14 billion for international investor fiddling.
The German bank needs the Greek loan repaid to survive.
The Greek loan was supervised/arranged by Goldman Sachs...
Give that one a kick in the komplotts.
The deutsche bank sits along side and part of the EU central bank in Frankfurt.
No need to swear; a GGGOSH will do.
MON 14th NOV 2016