a reply to: TerminalVelocity
You wouldn't have to question if you read what I wrote. lol
..and history was so different (not very funny?) - everything from JFK to you name it..
At any rate - the North Pole.. Here's what I know about it.
1. There was a constant landmass there.
2. Admiral Byrd led expeditions there. That was where his 'hole to the center of the Earth' was. Wouldn't make sense to have a hole in the sea would
3. Secret Nazi bases. I remember a conspiracy about a nazi base inside the ice. A large cavern opening was there (could be seen on Google Maps). It
was straight north of Wales.
4. The Barbershop Pole. It was there, and there was not one
on the South Pole. There's a famous BBQ place in the city I live in. People like to
take a bottle of the bbq sauce and put it in weird places and take photos. There was one such photo of a man with a bottle of the sauce on top of the
North Pole pole hanging on the wall (amongst many, not there now). You had to stand there in line, so you had plenty of time to look at and read the
caption below the photo. There were tons of North Pole pole photos in books and online (didn't need a bbq place photo to know - they taught about it
in school, it was in cartoons, etc..). Now, there's no barber shop style pole there - it's always been what looks like a yard dart stuck in a piece of
ice that moves. A moving, melting replaceable yard dart as a marker? (oh and of course now there's a barber shop pole at the south now lol).
5. Dog Sled Races. Every year they held multi-national dog sled races across the Arctic.
6. Shipping Lanes. We've had ice-busting hulls for a long time now (old iron sides might of been capable, but certainly after that for sure). Why are
there no seasonal shipping lanes over the north if it's only broken up ice? That would save fuel and time - either of which would be all the reason
needed to create shipping lanes there - yet there are no historical shipping lanes at all? Weird huh?
7. The ice sheets were melting. Every year on TV there were stories showing video of the ice melting at the North Pole - it was the Global Warming
crowds calling card. There were never stories about the south pole ice. There are no stories about the North now.
8. The South Pole was much less 'discovered'. There were military expeditions there and I'm sure a few private interests that never made the news. The
North Pole was the place to hang out. There were multiple news stories about multi-national science teams that were stationed there (now there is one
large scientific outpost on the south pole).
9. In fact I remember a news story where one of those scientific outposts drilled for an ice core at the north pole and were able to discover much
about the atmosphere during past mass extinction events.
10. I don't remember any stories about subs going under the north pole land mass - obviously, because that would be more than a little hard to do.
So that's what I know about the Arctic.
Here's another thing I know.. Our world was nicer - more of a polite society. I often wonder if that's why ATS changed so much for me - people were
not allowed to be out-and-out a$$holes - now they are and it's the 'new norm'.
Another thing. If things ever flip back, and you Mr. Velocity find yourself in my old foreign world - I'm going to treat you nicely.
edit on 7-10-2017 by Pearj because: he had two number 9s.