Alternate History Thursday: No Bridges, or Power

The situation with the Federal Reserve Bank is getting out of hand.  Conventional wisdom said to let the world have it’s gold, after all, what good is it if you can’t use it as a bargaining chip.  Much of the rest of the country is coming back online and being functional again.  Except for New York State.  The Governor of New York has asked the President of the United States of America for assistance.  The President is a very popular guy in New York, so he thinks he can ease tensions by making a personal appearance with the Governor of New York State, and the Mayor of New York City.

There’s a big extravaganza planned for June 06, D-Day.  The day was chosen because it represents when one group of people came and liberated another.  That’s what the Governor and President saw this meeting as.  The Mayor on the other hand did not.  Using the ceased arms from one of the many armory’s on the island, the Mayor built up a small militia of followers to protect him.  Not wanting to make it seem hostile, the President came with just his usual Secret Service detail.  This is still America after all.  At least, that is what everyone thought.

The morning of June 06 came, and the meeting took place.  Everything seemed to be going as planned, progress on a future was being made.  Concessions were talked about, arguments were made, and The Great NYC summit was underway.  Talks went on for about a week, The President personally presided over some of them, but had 49 other states to attend to.

By June 19th everything seemed to be coming to an end.  That is, until word got out that China was exerting it’s great economic strength on the President to release the gold from the Fed, and let them take ownership of it.  That was a problem because that gold didn’t belong to China.  Hong Kong it argued was a much safer place for this great resource, and much closer to the developing technological powerhouses which would end up using the gold in computers.

The Mayor of NYC saw this as a loss of faith in the city.  Not just by the President, but by the world.  New York City was never one to go down quietly, so on June 19th, all entryways onto the island were cut.  Bridges were blown, tunnels imploded, ferries sunk, and airport runways mined.  Important people, and regular people alike were stranded on the island, and there was no idea if or when they would be allowed to leave.  What is going on?

As always, hit the break for the song.

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Watching the Stars

Here are two time-lapses of the night sky from two very different perspectives.   The first one is the standard watch the stars pass by overhead in a circle around the viewer.  It’s pretty nice, Aryeh Nirenberg created it by leaving his camera on all night on Assateague Island in Maryland.

I do enjoy watching the stars pass by, it’s quite relaxing.  This next video is a different take on the tradition.  The stars are moving because the earth is moving through space, and rotating around it’s axis.  Most people experience this by having the foreground stationary and letting the stars spin.  AlphaPhoenix reversed that and has the stars stationary and the foreground rotating around Polaris, the North Star.

It’s actually, quite dizzying to be honest.  I’m not a fan of it.

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Wood burning

This is a pretty neat way to make wood burning by painting, instead of using the difficult to use tips on a traditional wood burning iron.

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Busy Busy Busy

I’ve been a busy busy busy guy lately.  Working on some wood working project that you will definitely get to see in the next few weeks.  Working on some video games.  Working on some personal things.  And generally, just frekin working.

So that’s why there’s a lack of posts lately.  Don’t worry, I’m still around, I haven’t forgotten about you.

D-Day

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Did you think I forgot about the most important day in the history of our country.  Well, one of the most important days that is.  The turning point of the world, the day that cemented in history fighting might of the American.  Do not cross US.