News Briefs 27-02-2014

Now THIS gets me all Kaiju'd up!!

Thanks to Kat, Rick, Jared, Martin Clemens & Egon Spengler.

Quote of the Day:

"I am pessimistic about the human race because it is too ingenious for its own good. Our approach to nature is to beat it into submission. We would stand a better chance of survival if we accommodated ourselves to this planet and viewed it appreciatively instead of skeptically and dictatorially."

~E.B. White

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Kat's picture
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Gold Country couple discover $10 million in buried coins
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About 90 percent of the coins will post on Amazon.com's Collectibles site, probably in May, Kagin said. The rest he will sell privately, "to well-heeled collectors who desire the finest and the rarest."

The oddest of the bunch are an 1866 $20 coin minted in San Francisco without the words "In God We Trust" on the back - the words were added to those coins, called "Double Eagles," later that year - and an 1849 $5 coin struck in the short-lived Dahlonega, Ga., mint.

Professional Coin Grading Service of Irvine, one of the world's foremost coin-assessment firms, evaluated the hoard and certified that 13 of the coins are either the finest-preserved known examples of their kind, or tied for that rating.
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"This is not just a bunch of coins found in a bunch of cans," Kagin said. "Coins like this are art, and some of the best artifacts we have of characteristics of our society.

"You look at these coins," he said, gazing at a dozen of the "Double Eagles" spread before him, "and you see history. They are the Gold Rush, murders in the mountains, buried treasures, the Wild West, everything of that time.

"And it's all right here before you. You can hold it in your hands. Amazing."

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I'm sure in time Spain (or wherever they said it was from I forgot) will come and try to sue them claiming it was theirs. They do it to the archeologists who discover sunken ships all the time. Someone somewhere is yelling at their TV going "THAT'S MY GOLD! DAMMIT EDNA YOU TOSSED OUT THE WRONG BAG!!"

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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Reminds me of Cloverfield...except we know what the monster is.
I really really hope it's better than the last attempt to remake this film. For now, I'm just hoping the theater near me shows The Wind Rises.

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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I dunno. I like the twist of showing how some of the atomic tests of the 50's were actually attempts to kill Godzilla. It somehow made me wonder whether some of those high-altitude explosions were perhaps intended to eradicate other forms of an alien threat...

Maybe that's the reason UFOs keep popping up near highly-sensitive nuclear installations.

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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Maybe, it would certainly make for an interesting plot. You made me think of the video showing a missile coming from earth and you see the little ball of light hall ass out of our atmosphere:

See video

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................