15. Giuseppe Said
- Deleted May 31, 2008
Giuseppe Said is a hereditary
knight of the Holy Roman Empire. He became
the Count of the Byzantine Empire (Vassallo-Paleologo)
upon his father's
death in 1973. He is recognized as the Head of the House of Said and uses
the titles of Principe de Sayd and Bibino Magno. Said is also a Noble and
Patrician of Ferrera.
In today's terms, these hereditary distinctions are merely
of historic significance, but they are still carried
to the present ensuring history
will never be forgotten. Said is of much importance to the history
Sicily, Turkey and the Mediterranean. In 1967, he went on vacation to
and met his wife (of the Barons of Bauvso). Giuseppe Said
is involved in several businesses and is
semi-retired. He lives between
Australia and Malta.
14. Ireland Palestine
Deleted Jun 26, 2008
Palestine Solidarity Campaign is a pressure group based in
Ireland. They lobby the Irish and British
Governments on behalf of the
Palestinian cause. The Campaign was established in late 2001 by a group
Irish human rights and community activists, academics, and journalists, people
who were concerned with the current
situation in the Occupied Territories.
The group was initially based in Dublin, but is currently expanding and
The committee has many goals, mainly to promote
Palestinian culture, including
literature, music and arts in Ireland. They use the phrase “liberate
which implies the end of the current occupation of some territories by Israel.
They want to bring
real Palestinian voices to the media, in order to contribute
to the biased reporting they claim is occurring regarding
aspects of the current
Middle East conflict.
13. LamboNuni Bank
- Deleted Aug 11, 2008
|Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts
LamboNuni Bank is
an international investment firm that focuses primarily on
secured-asset buyouts. LamboNuni is part
of the General Mutual Group. The
bank was founded by J.R. Nuni, George Lambo, and Gucia Franco-Rivera.
Revenues for 2004 hit a record-high $671 Million. LamboNuni is a pretty large
organization and it
is strange that they do not have a Wikipedia page. The
bank does the same type of work as the corporate giant Kohlberg
Roberts & Co.
KKR is a New York
City based private equity firm that sponsors and manages
investment funds, focusing primarily on leveraged buyouts of
businesses. The list of companies KKR has bought and sold over the years
of the great American brand names such as Texaco, Gillette,
Playtex, Beatrice, Safeway, Borden, Samsonite, and Toys "R"
KKR has been expanding into Europe with acquisitions such as MTU Aero
12. List of Japanese
supporters of the World War II
Period - Deleted July 9, 2008
|General MacArthur & Hirohito
This entry was a
list of Japanese supporters of the World War II effort. The
list included both military personnel
and civilians who were foreign supporters
of the Empire of Japan in World War II. It also included
some members of
Japanese local establishments, certain native helpers, and some foreign
believers and defenders
of the Japanese cause. The page was published on
Wikipedia for over three years, but disappeared in
2008. It is possible that
some entries were not supported with factual information, so the entire
was deemed inaccurate. It is a long article that lists Japanese supporters
from all areas
of the world.
View the Article on Deletionpedia
11. List of Vietnam
War Veterans - Deleted Apr 2, 2008
|Director Oliver Stone's Platoon
Like many articles
on Wikipedia, this list may have been deleted because it
contained contents that were “already served by a category”.
contains a large collection of veterans of the Vietnam War. It is organized by
country and focuses on the South Vietnam, Australian, and U.S. veterans.
Some 50,000 Australians, including some 18,000
national servicemen or
“nashos”, served in Vietnam, 520 died and almost 2,400 were wounded. In
the United States all veterans are identified with their highest ranks. It is also
noted if the
individual volunteered for service or if they were drafted. The
article is a bit controversial because
a lot of Vietnam War veterans are still
View the Article on Deletionpedia
10. List of Bong
Patents - Deleted July 28, 2008
This article contained a list of bong patents. A bong is a device used to smoke
and tobacco. In total, the collection had around 20 separate
innovation and design patents.
Starting with the initial water pipes and bongs
patent, which uses water to filter and cool the smoke.
Some of the other
patents listed on this page are the automatic loading bong, a removable water
for a bong, ornamental designs, and the hookah.
9. Axis of
Medieval - Deleted March 17, 2008
The term “Axis
of Medieval” was coined by world activists as a parody of the
phrase "Axis of Evil." Axis
of Evil is a term that was used by the former United
States President George W. Bush in his State of the Union Address
January 29, 2002. The phrase was often repeated by Bush throughout his
It was used to describe the governments that Bush accused of
helping terrorism and seeking weapons of mass destruction.
He named Iran,
Iraq and North Korea as the axis of evil. Bush’s presidency was marked
this controversial notion. Mainly felt it was an attempt to spark the War on
Critics of the policies of the George W. Bush administration have
used the term, half jokingly, to describe efforts
used by the United States to
insert a "conservative" political agenda into international treaties and to
support a war effort in the Middle East.
phrase is implying that the U.S. political decisions were similar to those
made in the medieval days. After the
phrase was used by Bush it garnered a
lot of international attention. It is a clear reference to World
War II and the
axis powers. The word “axis” gives people a strong emotional reaction.
seemed that he was comparing the War on Terrorism to World War II, which
made many people in the world
angry. I guess Wikipedia didn’t find the parody
8. George McLaughlin
(mobster) - Deleted Aug 11, 2008
George McLaughlin is an
Irish-American mobster and a member of the "The
McLaughlin Brothers" gang of Charlestown, Massachusetts.
In the past,
George and his brothers worked as hitmen for gangster Buddy McLean.
According to local legend,
George was responsible for the start of the Boston
Irish Mob Wars when he drunkenly tried to grope the girlfriend of
a member of
Somerville's Winter Hill Gang. George was given a savage beating for this
his brothers were not happy. Bernie McLaughlin went to Buddy McLean
and insisted revenge, but Buddy
The next day, Buddy awoke to find a bomb planted
under his family car, but
survived. Later that week, Buddy shot Bernie dead in Charlestown's city
square in broad daylight. After this, George and brother "Punchy" murdered
who was rumored to be McLean's driver in the shooting.
George was later arrested for killing a bank clerk and is
still in prison.
7. Alfonso Caycedo
- Deleted May 19, 2008
The Alfonso Caycedo
Wikipedia entry is back, but today’s version is much
shorter. Alfonso Caycedo is a Colombian
neuro-psychiatrist and the creator
of sophrology. Sophrology is a personal development method that
to reduce stress and promote mental and physical well-being. It uses easy-to-
mental and physical exercises. Sophrology revolves around consciousness
and the values of existence.
It is a well-established process in France, Spain,
Germany, Switzerland and South America. In
2005, a sophrology centre was
set up in Geneva and London to bring sophrology to the English-speaking
The new Wikipedia entry on Alfonso Caycedo negates
many of his life
accomplishments. Most notably his work in Spain just after World War II,
became frustrated with the way traumatized war victims were treated
with pills and chemicals. He claims
that many of these soldiers had horrible
side-effects to the medicine.
of the United Nations
Deleted June 3, 2008
The Sovereignty of
the UN Organization is a highly contentious issue.
Proponents wish for the United Nations to claim and wield ever-increasing
power over nations, corporations, and individual people. Under this
hypothesis, the ultimate goal would be a world
government under the UN
Organization. Opponents want the UN to be subordinate to the sovereignty of
each nation. They want the UN to rule on a limited scope. Much of the
controversy in the last two
decades has been over such bodies as the
International Criminal Court (ICC) and the refusal of the United States of
America to endorse it.
The International Criminal
Court is a permanent tribunal used to prosecute
individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.
came to be on July 1, 2002. As of October 2009, 110 states are members of
Court and a further 38 countries have signed but not ratified the Rome
Statute. A number of countries,
including China, India, Russia and the United
States, are critical of the court and have not joined. ICC
these countries of wanting to evade accountability under international law or
trying to be "above
5. Aluminium Wedge
of Aiud - Deleted July 6, 2008
The Aluminium Wedge
of Aiud is a wedge-shaped object found 2 kilometers
east of Aiud, Romania, on the banks of the Mures River in 1974.
the artifact was a block of metal similar to the head of a hammer. Boczor
a contributor to Hungarian paranormal magazines, wrote an article on the
wedge. The object was found
35 feet under sand and alongside 2 mastodon
bones. A mastodon is an extinct large tusked mammal species.
The artifact was allegedly taken to the Archeological
Institute of Cluj-Napoca to
be examined, where it was found to be made of an alloy of aluminium. The
wedge was also encased in a layer of oxide no less than a millimeter thick.
The alloy of the object is composed of
12 different elements, aluminum (89%),
copper (6,2%), silicon (2,84%),zinc (1,81%), lead (0,41%), pond (0,33%),
cadmium (0,11%), nickel (0,0024%), cobalt (0,0023%),
bismuth (0,0003%), silver (0,0002%), and gallium (in trace amounts).
This artifact is considered
strange because aluminium was not discovered until
1808 and not produced in quantity until 1885. Aluminum
degrees of heat to be made. Many people have claimed that the wedge is
aliens visited Earth. Engineers have reported that the object
resembled the foot of landing gear,
not unlike the technology used on
spaceships. The fact that the wedge was found in the same layer
mastodon bones would make it at least 11,000 years old. The artifact remains
a mystery and
is not on display to the public.
4. Iraqi Gold -
Deleted April 25, 2008
During the 2003 invasion
of Iraq, several news stories surfaced indicating that
US troops had discovered large stashes of Iraqi gold and cash.
resting spot of all the treasure was not always clear or recorded. In one
U.S. troops seized a truck laden with gold bars worth up to $100 million
(60.9 million pounds) at a checkpoint in northern
Iraq. It was the second such
find in four days. Major Kevin Petit said that soldiers
found 999 bars under a
tarpaulin in an old Mercedes during a search near the oil city of Kirkuk. The
driver had said he had been paid $300 to carry what he said were copper bars
from Baghdad to north Iraq.
Earlier in that same week U.S. forces found some 2,000 bars of gold worth
much as $500 million during a random search of a truck near the Syrian
border. That driver
also said he was being paid $300 for the work. U.S.
troops found an estimated $600 million in U.S.
notes stashed in boxes near
Baghdad palace complexes in 2003. These are only a couple of the reported
cases. The events seem to parallel the plotline from the 1999 Gulf War movie
3. Mike Cabana
- Deleted August 21, 2008
Cabana is a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
officer who is most well-known for his role at the centre of the controversy
over the extraordinary rendition of Maher Arar by American security officials.
Maher Arar is a man that was detained
during a layover at John F. Kennedy
International Airport in September 2002 on his way home to Canada from a
vacation in Tunis. He was held in solitary confinement in the United
States for nearly two weeks,
questioned, and denied meaningful access to a
lawyer. The US government suspected him of being a member
of Al Qaeda
and deported him, not to Canada, his current home, but to his native Syria,
even though its government
is known to use torture.
Arar was detained
in Syria for almost a year. The government of Canada
ordered a commission of inquiry which concluded
that he was tortured. The
commission of inquiry publicly cleared Arar of any links to terrorism. The
government of Canada later settled out of court with Arar and awarded him a
C$10.5 million settlement.
Despite the Canadian court ruling, the United
States government has not exonerated Arar and, on the contrary,
public statements to state their belief that he is affiliated with members of
organizations they describe
As of February 2009, Arar and his
family remain on a watch list. Mike Cabana
was called to testify before the inquiry several times.
differed from that of a more senior colleague, Deputy Commissioner Garry
version is that the RCMP had been directed to cooperate
more fully with American security officials, following the terrorist
attacks of late
2001, going so far as to drop the assurances they would normally have
extracted from the Americans.
2. Project OPUS
- Deleted May 19, 2008
Project OPUS is a
joint program operated by the Central Intelligence Agency
and the Defense Intelligence Agency. It
began in the late 1990s or early
2000s, although its existence has not been officially confirmed. The
allegedly enlisted students, criminals, and other people who do not fit the
profile of standard CIA recruits.
The background of these recruits is said to
have resulted in the project's name, Operational Personnel of
began receiving widespread support from the upper echelons of the
Intelligence Community after September 11, 2001. Its
funding was tripled, and
OPUS teams began operating across the United States. The project is
to have been the source of the arrest of USF Professor Sami Al-
Arian, who is accused of funding the Palestinian Islamic
Jihad. OPUS teams
were also said to have been in countries such as Ireland, Sudan, Colombia,
Afghanistan, Spain and Chile.
|Cast of TVs 21 Jump Street
In the winter of 2001,
one interrogation in Arizona allegedly resulted in the
death of a detainee when he tried to escape from the fifth floor
hotel room in
which he was being held. He fell to his death. A few months later,
a team in
Florida was accused of the kidnapping and maiming of a Jordanian National.
The team allegedly kidnapped
and tortured their victim with a power drill. The
activities and existence of these teams is denied
by the US government.
However, the rumors persist. The CIA's shift back to unconventional
has worried observers, who are concerned by reports that the CIA
may once again be operating inside the borders of the
United States, an
approach that was considered to be unused after the early 1980s.
1. The Dropa Stones
- Multiple Deletions
Information on the
Dropa Stones is consistently deleted from the Internet. The
story of the Dropa begins in the year
is 1938 when an archaeological
expedition led by Chi Pu Tei investigated a secluded area of the Baian-Kara-
mountains on the border that divides China and Tibet. The archaeologists
discovered some caves that
had obviously been occupied by a primitive
people long ago. The artifacts recovered from these caves
are highly unusual
and controversial. The caves contained a series of graves. The
decorated with drawings of people with elongated heads together with images
of the sun, moon, and stars.
The graves were found to contain the remains of
beings. They were a little more than a meter
(3.28 feet) tall, with abnormally
The archaeologists also found a stone disk which was a little over 300 mm
(11.8 inches) in diameter, with a hole in
the centre. The object had a groove
on the surface of the disk and spiraled outwards from the centre
a double spiral. Closer inspection showed that the grooves were actually a
line of small carvings or signs.
It seemed that each disc was a book, another
716 disks were found in the caves by subsequent investigations.
were sent to a variety of scholars for investigation. One of them, Professor
Um Nui of the Beijing Academy for Ancient Studies, found that the spiral
grooves were actually a line of characters written
in an unknown language. In
1962, he announced that he had managed to translate the disks.
For a long time,
the Peking Academy of Prehistory forbade the professor from
publishing anything about the Dropa Stones. However,
after many years he
succeeded. According to his translation, an alien spacecraft crashed in the
Bayan Har Shan region 12,000 years ago. The occupants, aliens called Dropa
or Dzopa, could not repair their craft and
tried to adapt to conditions on Earth.
Meanwhile, the local Ham tribesmen hunted down and killed most of the aliens.
Supposedly, the aliens had intermarried with the locals, making identification
of the origins of the skeletons more
difficult. Obviously, many people have
challenged these claims.
At the time of the discovery World War II was getting ready to begin and the
Western media treated the news with the usual attitude of “communist
legends have spoke of short, skinny, yellow men that
“had come out of the clouds a very long time ago”. These
people had big,
knobby heads and small bodies. They were a terrible sight to see. After
articles publication Tsum Um Nui was forced to resign from Beijing Academy,
he emigrated to Japan, where
he died shortly afterwards. The Dropa Stones
have been disappearing all over the world and are not
available for public
viewing. It is an interesting story.
Republic of Chosŏn - Deleted July 21, 2008
The Republic of Chosŏn
is a proposed replacement to the current Democratic
People's Republic of Korea in eastern Asia. The
ROC would occupy the same
area as the DPRK, covering the northern half of the peninsula of Korea. To
the south it would border South Korea with which it would conceivably begin
discussions of reunification. Its
northern border would be predominantly with
China, and a small section with Russia.
2004, North Korean defector Kim Ho-Seung proposed the establishment of
the Republic of Choson as a possible successor
to a deposed DPRK
government. The purpose of this transitional republic is to slowly "normalize"
Korea in preparation of unification with South Korea. In the Korean
language, the two Koreas use different
terms to refer to the nominally unified
nation, Chosŏn in North Korea and Hanguk in South Korea.
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