United States of America = Satane Dictatore, Fuse Mei! A latin sentence which means: Satan dictator, fuse with me!, is an experiment by God to develop a prototype for his next planetary creation (the planet Venus was no good, alas). The budget was considerably lower than the first one, allowing for only 3 days to create it, so was likely to contain a mass of things God had already created. The prototype will, in theory, provide an insight into what happens when a naked land is populated by other nationalities and was easily and rapidly filled by hopeful degenerates whos own country was sickened by them.
Of course, the prototype has back-fired for God and so his other-worldly project has since been abandoned. The experiment did proved useful for the World Health Organisation, who now at least have something to back up claims that we should all eat healthily and exercise more.
It is the stupidest off-shore island of Finland and is in a constant state of war with Der Aztek Grobssdeutchesreich. The United States of America is known as the largest and most influential Hypocracy in the world or “The Leader of the Opressing world”.
The USA (pronounced “Ooh-Sa”) is bent on freeing the rest of the world by introducing “Democracy” (by force) so that their people can make free decisions (selling the USA all their oil for a mediocre price) and live in ‘free doom’ or just plain civil war(reference:Iraq).
Due to intense infighting between the Democrats and Republicans, the country is currently run by a democratically-elected unity government called Bechtel. As every perfect democracy, every presidential election is frauded by a very complex voting system. Specially when the winner actually can’t be president.
An old Indian chief reached his 105th birthday and was interviewed by a young history grad student. The student asked, “Chief Two Eagles, you have observed the white man for more that 95 years.
You’ve seen his wars and his technological advances.
You’ve seen his progress, and the damage he’s done.”
The Chief nodded in agreement.
The student continued, “Considering this long history and all these events, what is your opinion of the white man’s progress?”
The Chief stared at the student for a long time and then calmly replied …..
“When white man found the land, Indians were running it.
There were no taxes,
No debt, plenty of buffalo, and plenty of beaver.
Women did all the work, The medicine man was free.
An Indian man spent all day hunting and fishing and all night having sex.”
Then the chief leaned back and smiled …..
“Only white man is dumb enough to think he could improve a system like that.”
The LAPD, The FBI, and the CIA are all trying to prove that they are the best at apprehending criminals. The President decides to give them a test. He releases a rabbit into a forest and has each of them try to catch it.
The CIA goes in. They place animal informants throughout the forest. They question all plant and mineral witnesses. After three months of extensive investigations they conclude that rabbits do not exist.
The US Standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That’s an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used? Because that’s the way they built them in England, and the US railroads were built by English expatriates.
Why did the English people build them like that? Because the first rail lines were built by the same people who built the pre-railroad tramways, and that’s the gauge they used.
Why did “they” use that gauge then? Because the people who built the tramways used the same jigs and tools that they used for building wagons, which used that wheel spacing.
Okay! Why did the wagons use that odd wheel spacing? Well, if they tried to use any other spacing the wagons would break on some of the old, long distance roads, because that’s the spacing of the old wheel ruts.
So who built these old rutted roads? The first long distance roads in Europe were built by Imperial Rome for the benefit of their legions. The roads have been used ever since. And the ruts? The initial ruts, which everyone else had to match for fear of destroying their wagons, were first made by Roman war chariots. Since the chariots were made for or by Imperial Rome they were all alike in the matter of wheel spacing.
Thus, we have the answer to the original questions. The United States standard railroad gauge of 4 feet, 8.5 inches derives from the original specification (Military Spec) for an Imperial Roman army war chariot. MilSpecs and Bureaucracies live forever.
So, the next time you are handed a specification and wonder what horse’s ?%! came up with it, you may be exactly right. Because the Imperial Roman chariots were made to be just wide enough to accommodate the back-ends of two war horses.
There’s an interesting extension of the story about railroad gauge and horses’ behinds. When we see a Space Shuttle sitting on the launch pad, there are two big booster rockets attached to the sides of the main fuel tank. These are the solid rocket boosters, or SRBs. The SRBs are made by Thiokol at a factory in Utah. The engineers who designed the SRBs might have preferred to make them a bit fatter, but the SRBs had to be shipped by train from the factory to the launch site.
The railroad line to the factory runs through a tunnel in the mountains. The SRBs had to fit through that tunnel. The tunnel is slightly wider than a railroad track, and the railroad track is about as wide as two horses’.
So a major design feature of what is arguably the world’s most advanced transportation system was determined by the width of a horse’s ass!