Oh, the good old days!!!!!
Interesting Medications from the past
Bayer's HeroinA bottle of Bayer's heroin. Between 1890 and 1910 heroin was sold as a non-addictive substitute for morphine. It was also used to treat children with strong cough.
Coca WineMetcalf Coca Wine was one of a huge variety of wines with cocaine on the market. Everybody used to say that it would make you happy and it would also work as a medicinal treatment.
Mariani wineMariani wine (1875) was the most famous Coca wine of its time. Pope Leo XIII used to carry one bottle with him all the time. He awarded Angelo Mariani (the producer) with a Vatican gold medal.
MaltineProduced by Maltine Manufacturing Company of New York . It was suggested that you should take a full glass with or after every meal. Children should take half a glass.
A paper weightA paper weight promoting C.F. Boehringer & Soehne ( Mannheim , Germany ). They were proud of being the biggest producers in the world of products containing Quinine and Cocaine.
Opium for Asthma
Cocaine tablets (1900)All stage actors, singers teachers and preachers had to have them for a maximum performance. Great to "smooth" the voice.
Cocaine drops for toothacheVery popular for children in 1885. Not only they relieved the pain, they made the children happy!
Opium for new-bornsI'm sure this would make them sleep well (not only the Opium, but 46% alcohol!!!!!)
And we worry about aspirin for children today???
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Posted by andjoh at 12:43 AM
:Story from a Kansas State
Highway Patrol officerI made a traffic stop on an elderly lady the other day for speedingon U.S. 166 Eastbound at Mile Marker 73 just East of Sedan, KS.I asked for her driver's license, registration, and proof of insurance.The lady took out the required information and handed it to me.In with the cards I was somewhat surprised (due to her advanced age)to see she had a conceal carry permit. I looked at her and ask ifshe had a weapon in her possession at this time.She responded that she indeed had a .45 automatic in her glove box.Something---body language, or the way she said it---made me wantto ask if she had any other firearms. She did admit to also havinga 9mm Glock in her center console. Now I had to ask one moretime if that was all. She responded once again that she did havejust one more, a .38 special in her purse. I then asked her whatwas she so afraid of.She looked me right in the eye and said, "Not a fucking thing!"
Posted by andjoh at 12:37 AM
Monday, January 30, 2012
Black March: Protest to not tolerate Media Industries' lobbying for legislation which will censor the Internet. #censorship
Something I stumbled across and thought I'd post for all those people that don't buy music or don't always buy it. Not sure how public this protest is and how many people will participate to make an impact to the industries so only word of mouth is the best announcer.
I'm predicting not many will take part. There are other ways to get music other than File Hosting sites, P2P such as LimeWire died over night and it seems from Megauploads' arrests that occurred during last week has other sites putting a zip on their hosting like FileSonic suddenly did, didn't see any other sites came to light when I read about these two though. RapidShare has gone tight for a very long time that you need to be registered and signed in to download files they host so I guess then they keep track of what you're doing. Isn't Google watching us all though? Anyhow, what's still going strong and searching for particular things hasn't been much of a let down is Usenet. Providing you're subscribed to a reliable NewsGroup Provider such as Giganews or though any other servers but don't come in as close to Giganews in my opinion, anyhow you can find thousands, if not millions of available songs, music videos, TV Shows, Movies, Cracked Apps to download at whatever speed you are connected at either broadband or 3G Mobile. Your ISP may provide Usenet access but they are cut down to mainly text post and binaries are usually filtered out.
So why isn't Usenet being shut down or Giganews get arrested for making money from File Share access? Good question! From Wiki, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usenet
While binary newsgroups can be used to distribute completely legal user-created works, open-source software, and public domain material, some binary groups are used to illegally distribute commercial software, copyrighted media, and obscene materials.ISP-operated Usenet servers frequently block access to all alt.binaries.* groups to both reduce network traffic and to avoid related legal issues. Commercial Usenet service providers claim to operate as a telecommunications service, and assert that they are not responsible for the user-posted binary content transferred via their equipment. In the United States, Usenet providers can qualify for protection under the DMCA Safe Harbor regulations, provided that they establish a mechanism to comply with and respond to takedown notices from copyright holders.Removal of copyrighted content from the entire Usenet network is a nearly impossible task, due to the rapid propagation between servers and the retention done by each server. Petitioning a Usenet provider for removal only removes it from that one server's retention cache, but not any others. It is possible for a special post cancellation message to be distributed to remove it from all servers, but many providers ignore cancel messages by standard policy, because they can be easily falsified and submitted by anyone. For a takedown petition to be most effective across the whole network, it would have to be issued to the origin server to which the content has been posted, but has not yet been propagated to other servers. Removal of the content at this early stage would prevent further propagation, but with modern high speed links, content can be propagated as fast as it arrives, allowing no time for content review and takedown issuance by copyright holders.Establishing the identity of the person posting illegal content is equally difficult due to the trust-based design of the network. Like SMTP email, servers generally assume the header and origin information in a post is true and accurate. However, as in SMTP email, Usenet post headers are easily falsified so as to obscure the true identity and location of the message source. In this manner, Usenet is significantly different from modern P2P services; most P2P users distributing content are typically immediately identifiable to all other users by their network address, but the origin information for a Usenet posting can be completely obscured and unobtainable once it has propagated past the original server.Also unlike modern P2P services, the identity of the downloaders is hidden from view. On P2P services a downloader is identifiable to all others by their network address. On Usenet, the downloader connects directly to a server, and only the server knows the address of who is connecting to it. Some Usenet providers do keep usage logs, but not all make this logged information casually available to outside parties such as the RIAA.
If you participate, good luck, be interested to know if anyone benefits from this by the end, as I don't see this stopping the Music Industry and Governments putting a stop to everything. Censorship will always be available somewhere, just look around, join a group, ask, beg and all should be playing in your iTunes no matter what the Law does to try and stop it.
Disclaimer before being shut down and sued, harassed, arrested, whatever. This is an opinion only and doesn't relate to any fact except where linked to wiki or articles, web sites or such.
Posted by andjoh at 4:34 PM
Friday, January 27, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Where have these pics been hiding the last 65 years?Deck crew climbing up to get the pilot out. He did. That's a fuel tank his foot is on. Empty?Marines disembark LST at Tinian Island .Bougainville.GuamOutside BastogneGerman 280mm K5 firingU.S. munitions ship goes up during the invasion of Sicily .V1Spitfire "tipping-off" a V1. If you've never heard of this insane tactic .......At first V1's were shot down by gunfire. Optimum range was inside 200yds, which was marginal for survival. Many planes were damaged and quite a few pilots killed. Basically at such high speed and low altitude a plane had to fly though the explosion and hope.With the high risk of being blown up some of the best pilots started tipping the V1's wing, because of damage to wing tips they later developed a tactic of disrupting the airflow by placing their wing very close to the V1's wing, causing it to topple.Not every pilot did this. At night this was not possible, the flame from the V1 blinded the pilot to everything else, though some Mossie pilots flew past closely in front of the V1, again causing it to topple. The thought of doing this at 450mph, 4,000 feet above the ground, at night and being blinded gives me the willies.Panzerkampfwagen VI "E Tiger"Ju 88 loading a torpedo. This is one HUGE bomber ... and it's on pontoons!!!!German "KARL" mortars. SebastopolReloading a KARLBOOM!Macchi 202vItalian 303 Bombers over N AfricaPEARL HARBORDecember 7th, 1941PEARL HARBORDecember 7th, 1941Share this with ALL ages...Elderly will remember; Young will be awed.Gruss, Anneliese
Posted by andjoh at 1:53 AM