I think we should be told.
20th September 2020 12:54 by Luna
Was sent this in an email from a friend - what do fellow members think?
The Antikythera Mechanism
In 1901, divers exploring a shipwreck off the coast of the Greek island Antikythera discovered a hunk of metal which when x-rayed turned out to be a computer from around 100BC. The device, composed of bronze gears, is a highly sophisticated clockwork mechanism which is believed to have been used to calculate astronomical events such as eclipses and the orbit of the moon. The discovery proves just now advanced ancient science was - and just how little we credit our ancestors for knowledge and technology they discovered long before us.
20th September 2020 07:09 by Luna
Toys - old, new. loved or loathed !
by Harriet Shea
Where are the old toys of yesterday?
I wonder who takes tender care of them
now, remember when eyes sparkled
with joy, when you played hours with
toys that now are broken, trashed, or
put in a box somewhere for memory
Simple Indian, soldier, and cowboy
toys, so tattered they became, now
they lay buried, in the vault of time
what enjoyment, it was, to play with
them, even brought them to bed.
Paper dolls, they were so much
fun, cutting out their cloths carefully
wishing you had as many cloths as
they did, what a little girls delight
now they have become a something
that was once, a little girls joy.
Tinker toys, what angry surfaced
when falling apart before you finished
making what you were building
holes were not drilled properly
little arms, did not have strength
enough to push hard, that is when
daddy became a pushing tool.
What happened to our simple toys?
they were toys that brought sheer
happiness, little toys, but fun toys
that will never be forgotten from
the one's who spent hours playing
Now look! at the toy shelves!! What
do you see but a price tag, that
most will never spend, on something
made without feeling, batteries
for everything, and now where did
the simple life disappear too
ask yourself!! Have you ever
wondered how it would be to
live the simple life without all
these changes, that not only toys
have changed, we have, wishing
life was simple and rewarding
To all of the traitors, that we have left the EU and we will shortly be leaving the customs Union.
And you lost.
Haw haw haw!