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24 Terrifying, Thoughtful and Absurd Nursery Rhymes for Children

24 Terrifying, Thoughtful and Absurd Nursery Rhymes for Children
In more repressed times, people were not always allowed to express themselves freely, for fear of persecution. Gossiping, criticizing the government or even talking about current events were often punishable by death. In order to communicate at will, clever rhymes were constructed and passed around to parody public figures and events. The first nursery rhymes can be traced back to the fourteenth century. Other nursery rhymes don't seem to carry a particular message at all, but convey a macabre sense of humor. Humpty Dumpty Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,Humpty Dumpty had a great fall,All the King's Horses and all the King's menCouldn't put Humpty together again. In children's books, Humpty Dumpty is portrayed as a large egg, usually dressed like a little boy. Ring Around The Rosie Ring around the rosyA pocketful of posies"Ashes, Ashes"We all fall down! This rhyme dates back to the Great Plague of London in 1665. Baa Baa Blacksheep Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool? For Want of a Nail Related:  Hidden History

The Real Reasons We Dropped Atom Bombs on Japan By David Redick Due to the recent 70th anniversary of dropping two atom bombs on Japan, there has been a lot of discussion about why we did it. American ‘Patriots’ claim it was necessary to ‘save lives’ by avoiding an invasion of Japan. This is the standard false pitch from our self-serving ‘leaders’ in DC. I offer the info below as adequate proof that we did it for other less noble reasons. 1) It all started with FDR’s concern that Germany might beat England and France, and emerge as a world power, and thus be close to, or stronger than, the USA. To create an ‘incident’ to justify going to war, FDR poked Japan for years (ended scrap metal shipments to them, etc. ) until the Japanese military demanded the Emperor allow a strike on the United States. 2a) Amazon info on Stinnett’s book is: 2b) More comments on the Stinnett book from Publishers Weekly: Historians have long debated whether President Roosevelt had advance knowledge of Japan’s December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Background[edit] Page from the original manuscript copy of Alice's Adventures Under Ground, 1864 Alice was published in 1865, three years after the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson and the Reverend Robinson Duckworth rowed in a boat, on 4 July 1862[4] (this popular date of the "golden afternoon"[5] might be a confusion or even another Alice-tale, for that particular day was cool, cloudy and rainy[6]), up the Isis with the three young daughters of Henry Liddell (the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University and Dean of Christ Church): Lorina Charlotte Liddell (aged 13, born 1849) ("Prima" in the book's prefatory verse); Alice Pleasance Liddell (aged 10, born 1852) ("Secunda" in the prefatory verse); Edith Mary Liddell (aged 8, born 1853) ("Tertia" in the prefatory verse).[7] The journey began at Folly Bridge near Oxford and ended five miles away in the village of Godstow. Synopsis[edit] Chapter Twelve – Alice's Evidence: Alice is then called up as a witness. Characters[edit] Symbolism[edit]

businessinsider Smokey Cheshire Cat Royals told: open archives on family ties to Nazi regime | UK news Buckingham Palace has been urged to disclose documents that would finally reveal the truth about the relationship between the royal family and the Nazi regime of the 1930s. The Sun’s decision to publish footage of the Queen at six or seven years old performing a Nazi salute, held in the royal archives and hitherto unavailable for public viewing, has triggered concerns that the palace has for years sought to suppress the release of damaging material confirming the links between leading royals and the Third Reich. Unlike the National Archives, the royal archives, which are known to contain large volumes of correspondence between members of the royal family and Nazi politicians and aristocrats, are not compelled to release material on a regular basis. Now, as that relationship becomes the subject of global debate, historians and MPs have called for the archives to be opened up so that the correspondence can be put into context.

Solar power without solar cells: A hidden magnetic effect of light could make it possible A dramatic and surprising magnetic effect of light discovered by University of Michigan researchers could lead to solar power without traditional semiconductor-based solar cells. The researchers found a way to make an "optical battery," said Stephen Rand, a professor in the departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Physics and Applied Physics. In the process, they overturned a century-old tenet of physics. "You could stare at the equations of motion all day and you will not see this possibility. We've all been taught that this doesn't happen," said Rand, an author of a paper on the work published in the Journal of Applied Physics. Light has electric and magnetic components. "This could lead to a new kind of solar cell without semiconductors and without absorption to produce charge separation," Rand said. What makes this possible is a previously undetected brand of "optical rectification," says William Fisher, a doctoral student in applied physics.

The Polio Vaccine Cancer Cover-up The polio vaccines developed in the 1950s by Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin allegedly eradicated one of the most feared diseases of the 20th century. The media hailed the success of these vaccines as a modern day miracle. However, the polio story has a much darker side that has mostly been kept a secret. Both Sabin’s live virus vaccine given orally and Salk’s inactivated virus vaccine given by injection were far from perfect. In fact, in 1955 the vaccine used in Berkley, California infected some 200 children, leaving several dead and many paralyzed. Yet this incident proved minor compared to what was later discovered. In order to grow large quantities of the poliovirus, scientists needed to use Rhesus monkey kidney cells, which carried many different viruses. The virus found in this particular polio vaccine was SV40, or simian virus. When the government became aware of this, it was downplayed for fear the public would stop accepting vaccination. In 1959, Dr. In 1960, Merck scientists Dr.

I'll sing you one, O / Green Grow the Rushes, O I learned this song from my father, who grew up in Southern England, but I don't know who he learned it from. It is the best of the counting songs, of which he knew several, and which we as a family used to sing to while away the time on long car journeys. I know nothing of the origins of the song, although I would guess that it is very old - seventeenth or perhaps even sixteenth century. We do not even understand all the references. Some are clear enough, and we have guessed at others, but the rest have mystified my sister and me all our lives. If anyone can explain these, I would be most interested to hear from them. Here is our provisional gloss: One is one, and all alone,[PARA]And ever more shall be so. With thanks to Veronica Biggs for her helpful suggestions, and a special thanks to Carl Olson for his definitive e-mail. I saw your gloss on this song and I must disagree with quite a bit of it. | Song Index | Home Page |

Papal Bull Background A Papal Bull is a formal document issued by a Roman Death Cult Pontiff upon a major act of law, curse or claim to extend the power of the Cult over its claimed domination of the world, all nations, all people, all law and all religions. All legitimate Papal Bulls were issued on human skin, usually the skin of a sacrificed child, or some famous heretic. The first legitimate Papal Bull is probably around 1136 called Ex commisso nobis by Pope Innocent II in the claimed excommunication of the Saxon (German) Pope at Magdeburg. Unfortunately, many of the key Papal Bulls are missing (such as 1249) and most have been deliberately forged over the centuries onto calf or sheep skin, to re-write history and hide their original form on human skin. Original source and concept of Papal Bulls The Latin word vellum from vellus means not only a fleece or hide but also “human” skin, indicating that at the Roman times the meaning of this form of writing material was still known.

books Lobotomy For World War II Veterans: Psychiatric Care by U.S. Government Documentary In His Own Voice Roman Tritz talks about his lobotomy, and his life. By September 1953, though, he had brightened, working jigsaw puzzles and playing checkers with other patients. In January 1954, doctors allowed him a trial stay at the family farm. During swimming-pool therapy that spring, Mr. Another home trial in 1955 ended when he had a seizure and foamed at the mouth. A final home trial in 1956 went better. The VA formally discharged him on March 30, 1957, after 2,272 days of being institutionalized. After his mother's death in 1958, Mr. In 1960, Mr. From his own sickbed, Albert Tritz wrote: “He showed no personal interest in many of the everyday activities that do happen and occur, it was very clear to me, to the neighbors and to the friends around us, that Roman very definitely slipped into a world by his own and there was no way known to me how to design a way to get him out of the rut that he is in.” The VA placed Mr.

art Secret World War II Chemical Experiments Tested Troops By Race These historical photographs depict the forearms of human test subjects after being exposed to nitrogen mustard and lewisite agents in World War II experiments conducted at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. Courtesy of the Naval Research Laboratory hide caption itoggle caption Courtesy of the Naval Research Laboratory As a young U.S. When officers led him and a dozen others into a wooden gas chamber and locked the door, he didn't complain. "It felt like you were on fire," recalls Edwards, now 93 years old. This is Part 1 of a two-part investigation on mustard gas testing conducted by the U.S. military during World War II. Edwards was one of 60,000 enlisted men enrolled in a once-secret government program — formally declassified in 1993 — to test mustard gas and other chemical agents on American troops. "They said we were being tested to see what effect these gases would have on black skins," Edwards says. itoggle caption Courtesy of Rollins Edwards Army Col. "I'm angry.

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Funny how childrens fables, fairy tales are filled with so much horrific adult content ! by mirlen101 May 15