Thursday, December 01, 2022

What if the airplane was never invented?

Would your (grand)parents never have met if the airplane was never invented? What would the Vietnam war have looked like? Any war after 1910 for that matter. 

Would we perhaps now travel by some kind of subterranean railway system? Super fast submarines, carrying 250 people each?  What would migration look like? Would there be people protesting globalism? And how about the consequences for the environment? 
Would multi millionaires own private trains? Would you ever go abroad for work or vacation?


Think what the world would look like with a lot less expats or immigrants with a darker skin colour.

Thousands died in airplane crashes. What if they all had lived?
Many people work at airports and in the airplane industry.
Would they all be unemployed if planes were never invented?

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Saturday, November 26, 2022

Here (a short story)

He needed shelter. And a drink. On this street everything appeared closed but when he saw a well-known sign he walked on a little faster. It was not his favourite brand of beer but sometimes it is better not to complain.

On opening the bar door he felt slightly disappointed. It took him a while to realise why: he had not heard the cheerful 'Ting-a-ling-a-ling!' of a welcoming chime.

It was very quiet here in every respect. Not even music. Only now did he realise that all conversation had come to a halt and all faces were turned towards him. He straightened his back, walked to the bar and ordered his favourite drink.

The barman just looked at him with a question in his eyes. So he repeated his order. The barman heaved a deep sigh, shoulders drooped. He ordered a beer, was made to pay straight away and emptied his glass fairly quickly.

Outside awaited the pouring rain but still he would rather be there than here. 


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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Should we trust people who state we can't trust others?

Some people believe the Great Pyramids were build to store grain. Simply looking at them makes that theory seem highly unlikely. Yet people take it as a fact. And not just former American presidential candidates.
There is some consensus they were build as tombs for pharaohs. Although some mummification equipment was found in pyramids, only one contained an actual mummy. The ancient Egyptians didn't want the bodies of their leaders to be found, so why build a giant structure, advertising where to find them? 

So what was the purpose of the pyramids and were it really the Egyptians that built them? A man named A.J. tries to provide some answers in The Why Files (click). Were the pyramids really powerplants?
The farther we go back in time, the harder it is to find evidence for theories and the harder it gets to seperate fact from fiction. Especially when 'the government' apparently doesn't want people to know the truth. Are our governments trying to hide facts from us? Why? If they're not, why don't they put any effort in debunking conspiracy theories? Could it be they confuse us on purpose? To what end?

It's a fact that The Montauk Project existed. It's true governments do things they like to keep under wraps. Kidnap, torture and murder for example. Does that mean we should always believe those who claim the exact opposite of what the government tells us? And what if time traveling heroes really exist but they also sexually abused young men?


(Watch until the end. But not with young children, please)

Should we always trust the government or always put our trust in people who state we can never trust the government?



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