A map of the USA using a quasi-3-D topographical technique to depict population density
Built in 1889 by French engineers, using French steel and rivets, nothing was supplied by Germany and it cost around $1.5 million dollars back then.
TheÂ Eiffel TowerÂ (French:Â La Tour Eiffel,Â [tuÊ ÉfÉl]) is anÂ iron lattice towerÂ located on theÂ Champ de MarsÂ inÂ Paris. It was named after the engineerÂ Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Erected in 1889 as the entrance arch to theÂ 1889 World’s Fair, it has become both aÂ global cultural iconÂ ofÂ FranceÂ and one of the most recognizable structures in the world.Â The tower is theÂ tallest structure in ParisÂ and the most-visited paid monument in the world; 6.98 million people ascended it in 2011.Â The tower received its 250 millionth visitor in 2010.
The Statue of Liberty (âLiberty Enlightening the Worldâ) is a 225-ton, steel-reinforced copper female figure, 151 ft 1 in. (46.05 m) in height, facing the ocean from Liberty Island1Â in New York Harbor. The right hand holds aloft a torch, and the left hand carries a tablet upon which is inscribed: âJuly IV MDCCLXXVI.â
The statue was designed byÂ FredĂ©ric Auguste BartholdiÂ of Alsace as a gift to the United States from the people ofÂ FranceÂ to memorialize the alliance of the two countries in theÂ American RevolutionÂ and their abiding friendship. The French people contributed the $250,000 cost.
The 150-foot pedestal was designed byÂ Richard M. HuntÂ and built by Gen. Charles P. Stone, both Americans. It contains steel underpinnings designed byÂ Alexander EiffelÂ of France to support the statue. The $270,000 cost was borne by popular subscription in this country.Â President Grover ClevelandÂ accepted the statue for the United States on Oct. 28, 1886.
The Statue of Liberty was designated a National Monument in 1924 and a World Heritage Site in 1984. Â Read more »
Things don’t seem to be going all that well for CNN’s imported pommy ranter Piers Morgan, after it has been revealed the show has been slowly going down the toilet since Morgan started his anti gun campaign.
The show, hosted by anti-gun crusader Morgan, continues to struggle in the Nielsens. And this month, the start of the Michael Dunn loud-music murder trial in Florida has put the issue ofÂ gun controlÂ back in the forefront. February has also produced six of the showâs smallest 10 audiences since it bowed in January 2011.
Tuesdayâs telecast, which included coverage of the uprisings in Kiev and an interview with Rudy Giuliani, drew the showâs second smallest audience to date in the key news demo of adults 25-54 (50,000). It also drew just 270,000 total viewers, according to Nielsen, the showâs ninth smallest gathering ever.
âPiers Morgan Liveâ has fallen below the 300,000-viewer mark on seven other occasions in February. And while the Winter Olympics on NBC may be to blame for some of the audience loss this month, âPiers Morganâ is drawing just a fraction of the audience attracted by competing shows on CNN and MSNBC.
Opposite âPiers Morganâ on Tuesday, âThe Kelly Fileâ on Fox News Channel drew 2.07 million viewers (including 354,000 adults 25-54) while MSNBCâs âThe Rachel Maddow Showâ attracted 906,000 (including 227,000 in the demo).
âPiers Morgan Liveâ isnât CNNâs only problem in primetime, of course, as the entire lineup has struggled and CNN topper Jeff Zucker has promised that 2014 would be a year of âshake up.â On Tuesday from 8 to 11 p.m., the network averaged just 64,000 adults 25-54 â not far from its all-time low of 57,000 in May 2000.
Morgan has long been an outspoken critic of U.S. gun laws, but the drumbeat has grown louder in the two years since George Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin. On his CNN show in December 2012, Morgan got into a heated exchange with gun-rights activist Larry Pratt, asking at one point: âYouâre an unbelievably stupid man, arenât you?â Read more »
â Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) January 28, 2014
So Kim likes the Map of the Day? …he might not like this map.
John Key has a Chief Science advisor…so does Barack Obama (Professors and Doctors, supposedly clever and sensible) …periodically these chumps come out with some prognostication on global warming to tell us we are catastrophically warming and we MUST do something…if they aren’t doing that then they are hosing down some inconvenient facts.
Barack Obama’s cheif warmist did that last week in this video:
Very early on they use a chart…that is…well..wonky as hell. it is an official White House video and the deceit is astonishing.Â Read more »
Global Warming is bathing the US in snow…over two thirds of the contiguous USA is covered in global warming.
Unfortunately not the re-establishment of the fighter wing, but some new trainers.
The US embassy posted this photo but it was removed shortly after.
The various states in the US are moving rapidly on cannabis…decriminalisation a the very least and legalisation Â are being considered more and more.
Colorado has already fully legalised and now Texas Governor Rick Perry has lent his support to decriminalisation.
A proper and sensible debate is now being had on the issue, politicians are realising that prohibition hasn’t and won’t work and alternatives are now being sought.
Gov.Â Rick PerryÂ signaled Thursday that he’s for the decriminalization of marijuana use â not legalization, but the softening of punishment for pot users in the border state.
âAs governor, I have begun to implement policies that start us toward a decriminalizationâ by introducing alternative âdrug courtsâ that provide treatment and softer penalties for minor offenses, Perry said during an international panel on drug legalization at theÂ World Economic ForumÂ in Davos, Switzerland.
It’s the first time the governor, who’s voiced support for drug courts in the past, took a position on decriminalization in Texas.
His spokeswoman confirmed that Perry is staunchly opposed to legalization of marijuana because of the dangers that have been associated with the drug but is committed to policies that would lower the punishment for its use to keep smokers out of jail.Â Read more »