Saturday, June 30, 2018

Today -100: June 30, 1918: A series of tubes


Fog of War (Rumors, Propaganda and Just Plain Bullshit) of the Day -100: German newspapers have been down-playing the size of the US army in Europe. Some are saying the US build-up is actually directed against... Mexico. Which did after all just increase taxes on US oil companies. They’re also saying that Theodore Roosevelt will lead an army of US, Japanese and Chinese soldiers into Siberia.

Woodrow Wilson vetoes the Post Office appropriation bill because it includes funding for the pneumatic tube systems in New York and other large cities, which Wilson says he wants killed because they are “obsolete” and because “I have no whimsy in may soul.”


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