Maritime Monday for April 10th 2017: Bungo Straits

Interesting history in todays post from Monkey Fist. A lot of stories about Americas entrance into WWI. The Lusitania, the U-Boats, etc. I recently read a good book on that subject- Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson. Today’s post might whet your appetite, if so check out the book! 🙂

Other than that, there’s a story about a village of old boats where you can vacation in one if you like. Damien Hirst’s latest “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable” looks like a fantastic project.

Check it out…

Notice! Travellers intending to embark on the Atlantic voyage are reminded that a state of war exists between Germany and her allies and Great Britain and her allies; that the zone of war includes the waters adjacent to the British Isles; that, in accordance with formal notice given by the Imperial German Government, vessels flying […]

Source: Maritime Monday for April 10th, 2017: Bungo Straits – gCaptain


19 Real Sinister Conspiracies That Actually Happened

19 Real Sinister Conspiracies That Actually Happened |

OK, I did get this from Cracked but I’ve seen a lot of this stuff before. I didn’t know about ALL of these, but I did already know about quite a few. The Lusitania for instance. The syphilis. Bikini Atoll. Caligula. The DEA/CIA thing. Tobacco.The  Shah of Iran. DeBeers diamonds.

All of those have come to my attention for one reason or another in the past. I wasn’t even really looking for anything specific. I’m sure if anyone wants to look up this stuff, they can find plenty of evidence. Now that we have the internet it should be much easier.

Does the name calling (tin-hat conspiracy theorist) really prevent so many people from believing in the truth of this stuff?? I think it probably does.