Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Today -100: September 6, 1916: You are the victim of your natural and human weakness


Although denying that signing the railroad 8-hours bill on a Sunday was unconstitutional, Pres. Wilson signs it again on Monday.

Fog of War (Rumors, Propaganda and Just Plain Bullshit) of the Day -100: There are rumors that the German commercial, non-military submarine Bremen has been captured by the British. In fact, the Bremen has disappeared mysteriously, its fate forever unknown.

As the polio epidemic wanes, movie theaters in New York will now be allowed to admit children as young as 12.

At a demonstration in Athens last week, an address to the king was adopted. Written by former Greek Prime Minister Eleftherios Venizelos, it suggests Constantine is the victim of his “natural and human weakness” and his love of all things German. “You hoped that after a German victory you would be able to concentrate in your own hands the whole power of government and sweep aside our system of liberty.” Basically, Venizelos would like the king to either stop meddling in politics or abdicate. Constantine will abdicate next year in favor of his son Alexander, but will return to the throne in 1920 when Alexander dies of a monkey bite, as was the custom.


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