Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Daddy to the Rescue

Some time ago on PerpetualYnquisitive wrote.

"The thing that always stuck in my mind was the year of the founding of America (1776), her interpretation was that it is a palindrome (reads the same backwards as it is forwards), when translated to single Roman Numerals.

1 = I
7 = VII
7 = VII
6 = VI

When written out = IVIIVIIVI"

It seems that many palindromes can be found in conspicuous dates as well as close multiples of 11

Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004)
June 5, 2004 => 6 5 4 => VI V IV
lived for 34089 days or 3099 x 11

September 11, 2001 => 2001-9-11 => 1 9 11 => I IX II => IIXII

Bali 2002-10-12 => 2112 => II I I II => IIIIII
397 days after 9-11 => 36 x 11 +1

3-11-2003 => 3 11 3 => III I I III => IIIIIIII
913 days after 9-11 => 83 x 11

Moscow's Synchronized Swimmers
8-24-2004 => 8 24 => VIII IIIV (not very good)
1079 days after 9-11 => 108 x 11 +1
Beslan School Massacre
9-3-2004 => IX III IV (none at all)
1090 days after 9-11 => 109 x 11 +1

7-7-2005 => 7 7 5 => VII VII V => VIIVIIV
1396 days after 9-11 => 127 x 11 -1

As yet to be named event alluded to by CNN and the BBC
7-17-2006 => 17-7-6 => IVII VII VI
1771 days after 9-11 => 161 x 11

Using the idea of series as alluded to in the CNN Headline Prime coded number jokes broadcast, the day count since 9-11 takes 9-11 as day one (in the series).

Just as 1771 was perhaps hidden in the CCN Headline Prime show, so it appeared in the BBC's reports on the Knife Amnesty as, 17715 surrended weapons. What makes this number interesting is not just the 1771 but that 177(15) could be interpreted as 1776. 1776 was also alluded to in the ticker on the CCN show ("founding of our republic 219 years ago"). Maybe I'm stretching things a bit here. But it does seem a curious coincidence.

Wow! What a bunch of interesting knife photos the BBC have put together.


Blogger PerpetualYnquisitive said...

Now that is synchronicity, I'm offline for a couple of months and the very first day (cable co. came Tuesday morning at 9 am) that I'm back online, you have a post that mentions me.


Saturday, June 24, 2006 9:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An insight into the illuminating number of 11,700 Americans leaving Mt. Sinai, could be this chaotic view of the Ten Commandments published the same day:
A pair of 5-4 rulings on separate cases involving the Ten Commandments in 2005 established hazy guidelines on what is permissible:
A display inside a Kentucky courthouse was deemed unconstitutional, while a 6-foot granite monument outside the Texas Capitol was fine.

Meanwhile at the camp of Moloch among the Redwoods, The Daily Mail gave a completely different emerging picture of rite and gong, but with many of the same numbers:

Tony Blair's gissa-job trip, partying with the super rich in America
Daily Mail / JONATHAN OLIVER and CAROLINE GRAHAM | July 30 2006
The sign over the door says 999 Green Street, Penthouse 1.
But the $5million apartment with its sweeping vista of San Francisco Bay where Tony Blair wast feted by America's wealthiest, is quite simply the most exclusive job centre in town.
The Prime Minister flew into California amid claims he was using a taxpayer-funded trip to tout for lucrative retirement berths on the boards of American conglomerates. If so, he had certainly come to the right place.
He began his five-day West Coast tour with a glitzy cocktail party attended by America's richest men.
The soiree was arranged by society hostess Charlotte Shultz, whose husband George has advised the last three US Presidents.
She gushingly greeted Mr Blair when he arrived in San Francisco earlier before he rubbed shoulders with a select group of super-rich guests at the couple's home.
Among the 90 present were stockbroker Chuck Schwab and Phil Bronstein, Sharon Stone's media tycoon ex-husband. There were also executives from US corporate giants such as Chevron oil, internet search engine Yahoo and Wells Fargo bank.
The official reason for the visit - the first by a serving Prime Minister to San Francisco - was to promote British trade interests. But the Tories accused Mr Blair of using the trip as a "gissa-job" opportunity.
Indeed, Mr Shultz, 85, retains an enviable reputation as one of California's best-connected men. His paid business interests include the banking giant JP Morgan, international stockbrokers Charles Schwab and management consultants Accenture.
Most controversially, he is the former president and director of Bechtel, the construction conglomerate which has been accused of having undue influence in Downing Street.
The San Francisco-based company has helped devise Mr Blair's new nuclear power strategy - but despite its inside knowledge it has itself recently been given the go-ahead to bid for potentially lucrative radioactive waste clean-up projects.
Bechtel also has ambitions to build the 2012 London Olympic village and the Crossrail rail project linking East and West London.
Group chairman Riley Bechtel was awarded a CBE in the foreign honours list for services to "UK-American commercial relations'.
Mr Shultz remains well plugged into the Republican establishment, advising President Bush on foreign policy.
He was a leading advocate of "pre-emptive" action against Iraq and now recommends an equally hardline stance against Iran.
He is also a senior figure at Bohemian Grove, the secretive club of the US political and business elite which, by chance, is holding its annual gathering outside the city this weekend.
There was speculation that Mr Blair might even have been a guest at the male-only event, following in the footsteps of John Major and Prince Philip.
As it is, the Shultz party was said to have been littered with guests who had left the Grove in order to meet Mr Blair.
Mr Shultz's wife Charlotte has a reputation for throwing the best soirees on the West Coast.
Last year she entertained Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall during their official tour.
The fun-loving Shultzes dressed up as Superman and Wonderwoman in an amateur revue show put on specially for the Royal couple.
A previous party guest said of the Shultzes' apartment: "It is the most spectacular place, with 360-degree views over the city, San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate bridge.
"It has glass walls and is probably one of the most exclusive addresses in the country. It's very elegant inside, with priceless artwork on the walls."
Should Mr Blair elect to join the lucrative West Coast lecture circuit on his retirement, there will clearly be no shortage of invitations.
Mr Blair will also be the guest at a reception hosted by mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at the Getty Villa in Malibu. It reported that local officials were 'still dealing with attendance' requests from Anglophile business leaders.
Mr Blair will also fly the flag for BP boss Lord Browne of Madingley, who is eager to trumpet the oil giant's new-found 'ethical' and 'green' credentials.
BP employs former Downing Street "gatekeeper" Anji Hunter as a £250,000 troubleshooter - and there has been speculation that the Prime Minister might follow her there as a non-executive director.
The Tories have suggested his motivation for the taxpayer-funded trip was to find well-paid work to help repay the £3.6million mortgage on his London home.
Transport spokesman Chris Grayling urged him to provide the Commons with an urgent statement detailing exactly whom he was due to meet during the visit.
He said: "The trouble with the position that Mr Blair has now got himself into is that even if he is doing something perfectly properly, the suspicion always remains there is a hidden agenda.
"People see him as increasingly out of touch and preparing for resignation. That is neither a good thing for Britain nor the reputation of his own Government."

Wednesday, August 02, 2006 3:44:00 AM  

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