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(As I'm definitely not expert in the matter, I've eliminated the most contentious statements from Millenium Twain's voluminous texts . My excuses to the author and the readers. WM)
for the first time in world history, known history, the Structure of the Nucleus has been discovered and published!!
the result of a twelve-year research project by Millennium Twain, the father of the US/International Space Station Program.
the finely-detailed structures of the nucleon-groups helium, lithium, berylium, boron, carbon, nitrogen and oxygen can be studied in the paper entitled NucleonSong -- and downloaded for free as a PDF file from:
and a couple of dozen other, and growing, numbers of discussion groups and websites.
in addition, the five predecessor chapters of the Undiscovered Physics are downloadable at those sites as well -- Electron, Proton, Proof, Superluminal Physics, and the Hydrogen Atom.
repeat -- this is the world's first and only publication of the Structure of the Atomic Nucleus, the structures of the nucleon groups.
"The point, at heart more than in global political reality, is that I realise that we inhabit one interdependent planet."
With what right does a non-American write of his America?
The right, I suppose, of any human being to reflect on anywhere he has traveled. Having trodden to about forty countries, into the South American jungle and to the outskirts of a desert in Africa, I have never found the lines that are so boldly placed on political geography maps seperating countries on a continent. Not that I had ever searched with microscopic precison to determine where one man's piece of land ended and where mine began when I embarked on my vagabond travels of interest and inquiry. The point, at heart more than in global political reality, is that I realise that we inhabit one interdependent planet.
My first visit to America at age ten took me to New York and Washington. In New York I visited the 1964 World's Fair, and in Washington I saw the Monument and also stood looking up at Mr. Lincoln sitting in his grand marble chair.continued
France. The beginning of the XV Century.
The 100 Years War.
Most of the French territory is occupied by English and their Burgundian allies
In the XV century in Europe women were regarded as "property"
To sell or to buy a peasant women was nor uncommon.
The "Right of the first night" was low.
Women did not have a rights to possession, privileges,
Women was "It" especially the peasant women.
On or about 1419 a young peasant girl Joan, began "Hearing Voices"
The "Voices" told her that God wanted her to help Charles the heir to the French throne to regain his kingdom.
What began to happen - puzzles the imagination.
She talked her uncle, the professional soldier into taking her to the local military commander.
She persuaded the garrison commander to provide her with escort to see Dauphin Charles.
She drove 11 days through enemy territory undisturbed.
After 6 months of questioning by sophisticated clerics she convinced them that God talked to her and was allowed to see the Dauphin.
She immediately recognized Charles despite the fact that he exchanged clothes with one of his courtiers.
After 5 minutes of private conversation she persuaded him to give her an army.
How teenage girl was able to persuade Charles to grant her command of his army remains an enigma till today
She ate little yet comfortably wore a suit of armor.
Veteran soldiers followed her and took her orders.
She forbade her followers to curse and to visit prostitutes.
Her orders were obeyed.
She was 17!!!
Against the advice of her officers she entered Orleans by the North Gate. The English forces were elsewhere.
She predicted that her enemy would abandon the siege within 5 days..
It came to pass.
She survived numerous battles having a banner as her only weapon.
Her mere presence was sufficient to force two cities to surrender.
She liberated dozens of French towns.
She defeated another English army at Patay.
She urged Charles to make his way to Reims to be crowned.
Reims was under Burgundian occupation.
The City promptly surrendered without a fight.
Charles was crowned on July 16, 1429.
After the coronation the Voices leading Joan felt silent.
Against the advice of her generals Joan attacks occupied Paris.
She is seriously wounded.
The battle is lost.
In 1430 Joan fell prisoner to the Burgundians.
Charles, now King of France, refused to ransom her.
She was sold to the English and tried as a witch.
600 witnesses had testimony recorded at her trial..
No negative comment was made.
Thirty-nine of forty-two prosecuting attorneys begged the court for clemency
At the will of King of England she was burned at the stake on May 30, 1431.
She never said one word of complain.
It is said that before she left for Orleans she sent a message to St.Ctherines Church of Ferbois.
She asked the members of the church to dig under stone floor near the altar where they would find a sword.
The sword was fond.
It is said that while crossing the Loire the winds and the currents were against her army rafts.
It is said that on her orders the winds shifted direction.
It is said...it is said .....it is said......
Whatever is not "said" remain pure historical fact.
A 17 years old girl somehow was able to influence clergy, court, king, and the army to follow her.
Name it as you will: accidental chance, power of persuasion, pure luck, group hypnosis, collective amok etc.etc.
Being a historian and a skeptic I can barely stop myself from calling it:
The XV Century was the age of intolerance.
The age of inquisition, tortures and stakes.
The age of superstition and fanatical dogma.
The age of suppression of different beliefs and behavior.
Even a different thought was considered a heresy.
And heresy meant death.
Yet in this age of mental darkness this 17 year old girl was able to convince
the religious experts of her divine mission.
Simple illiterate peasant girl.
A phenomenon unknown in history.
"Something"- had to catch the attention of the religious zealots.
"Something"- had to address the crowd of , gentry ,townsmen and peasants.
"Something"- had to break a 1000 year old tradition.
"Something"- had to convince the superstitious minds.
"Something" -had to turn established dogmatic rules upside down.
"Something"- absolutely phenomenal.
"Something"- beyond imagination.
"Something"- beyond rules customs and beliefs.
"Something"- of Absolute Unquestionable Authority.
What was it?
The year is 1943.
The Japanese force occupy two tiny Aleutian Islands of Attu and Kiska.
For the first time sine 1812 US territory is under foreign occupation.
In May 1943 the joint Canadian American forces organize a rescue mission.
The code name of the operation: Cottage.
After heavy and bloody battle island of Attu is retaken.
In August 35 thousand Allied soldiers hit the bitches of Kiska.
Heavy fog covers the island.
It makes the enemy impossible to see.
The visibility is zero.
Soldiers shoot blind.
There are casualties : 32 dead and several dozen wounded.
After two days of fighting the Allies make a shocking discovery.
There is no enemy.
The Island is deserted.
The Japanese secretly evacuated a 6000 man army.
3 weeks before invasion.!!!!!!!
The only war trophy is a delighted, left behind, starving dog.
GI's named him: Cottage.
The Americans and Canadians were shooting at each other.
Friendly fire !!
The invasion was later referred in the press as JANTU.
Joint Army and Navy Foul - up.