World War I secret documents found

…it worked closely with newspaper publishers, keeping an eye on the foreign press but also countering negative stories, writing material intended for leaflets dropped by hot air balloons. It was set up in 1916 when casualties were mounting and there were large numbers of dead. This was having a major impact. As the war soldiered on into 1916 and 1917 there was unofficial industrial action that concerned the government. Lloyd George (the prime…

The Great Depression routine of an ordinary man (Memories of Andy Hansen)

…ok on a new meaning: Anyone in possession of even a few acres could plant gardens, maybe have chickens or pigs and sheep and perhaps a cow. Also those with timber owned a valuable asset both for firewood and lumber. My uncle George and Aunt Mary Wilson had 400 acres of timber they were harvesting and selling. So timber was a major asset. My grandmother’s activities included fixing breakfast, feeding chickens, geese, ducks and pigs, gathering…

Top richest USA Presidents of all time

…esidents after 1958. Since 2001, The President is paid an annual salary of $400,000. He also has access to a $200,000 travel and entertainment expense account. Top 10 richest Presidents of all time (with adjusted inflation): George Washington – $525 Million (Owned 8000 acres of Virginia farmland, 300 slaves) Thomas Jefferson – $212 million (Owned 5000 acres of Virginia farmland, dozens of slaves) Theodore Roosevelt – $125 million (Inherited…