“There was huge infant mortality in the 18th century. But if one survived that I believe most made it well past 40. I've done a lot of genealogy on my family. Most lived to 60 or 70 or 80 or 90. I own a daguerreotype of a revolutionary war soldier who lived to 100 years 3 months.”
“Caesar certainly died in 1852, That is recorded accurately. That would have made hi 115 years old at the time of his death, pretty unlikely. Many people - slaves, native americans, immigrants- got their birth dates muddled. This is not to say the Caesar may have been the oldest person photographed, just offering a word of caution.”
Diana Prince1 on May 30, 2014 at 00:36:18
“Thank you for the correction & information - & especially the links.”
Ben MCR on May 29, 2014 at 08:41:25
“The earliest was more likely John Adams, b. 22 Jan 1745. There is no contemporary evidence to confirm Caesar's alleged birth year, and it seems unlikely to be true. See http://benbeck.co.uk/firsts/2_... for more info.”
RickinLA on May 28, 2014 at 09:42:42
“Thanks! I clicked on your links and found the info very interesting! I appreciated that you shared this.”
“It costs the state of Alaska $356,500.00 annually to maintain and staff the Governor’s Mansion in Juneau. That is where the governor of Alaska is supposed to live while serving their term. The State Capital, and legislature, is about a hundred yards down the street. Governor Palin prefers to live at home in Wasilla, over 600 miles away, and collect per diem, while the state continues to pour the money into the empty Governor’s Mansion in Juneau. That is not efficient or ethical.
“It's OK to spend trillions in Iraq, but any money for science should be questioned, according to McCain, who doesn't understand wildlife biology. DNA studies on populations of animals that are under stress (bears in Montana) are important. You must know the genetic relatedness between the different populations of a species, for management decisions. As populations of a species decline, inbreeding becomes one of the biggest threats to the survival of that species. This is money for basic science. The lack of understanding of basic science by the politicians, of both parties, is shameful.”
“I discovered today that former eBay CEO Meg Whitman was co-chair of McCain's campaign.
She so utterly destroyed eBay that now I'm sure that McCain doesn't have a chance.
I've been a heavy user of eBay since the summer of 1996, long before Meg ever heard of AuctionWeb or eBay. I watched her wreak havoc on eBay for years. Bad decision after bad decision after bad decision. The only thing she was good at was world wide expansion. eBay sellers TOTALLY HATE eBay management, and eBay would have been 10 times as large as it is now if any other CEO had been in charge. She is a total loser, albeit a very wealthy one.
John McCain, please be sure to do everything she advises!”
bmermaid on Sep 10, 2008 at 22:45:59
“I, too, have been a daily e-bay buyer and seller, for over 7 years now, and a Power Seller for 2 years, and can say with authority that Meg Whitman was a total disaster for e-bay, both from a buy & seller view point, and as a stock holder.
I ,too, hope she will do just as well for John McSame & his little Show Pony.”
Sep 10, 2008 at 20:12:26
“I agree, Matt!
Bill Maher said:
"Are you kidding me, the mayor of Wasilla, Alaska? Yeah, that's who you want in the White House during a time of crisis. When she got a phone call at 3 in the morning, it was because a moose had gotten in the garbage can."”
sneakapeek on Sep 10, 2008 at 20:18:35
“maher is no more qualified to comment than dammon.”
“"She's had executive experience and that's what it takes"
Bush & Cheney have decades and decades of executive experience. How has that worked out for America? This time let's go for intellect. Obama has the intellect to make the right decisions, and Joe Biden has the foreign policy experience to take over if he has to.”
“Sarah Palin is another one of those crazies that doesn't believe in evolution, even though they have never studied it. Across the nation they are trying to force their fictional creationism (renamed intelligent design) into the classroom.
It's sad that all of this pentecostal assault against evolution is only because of the church's doctrine of the the inerrancy of the bible. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_inerrancy
According to their literal reading of the bible, the world can only be about 6,000-10,000 years old, therefore, evolution must be attacked. And boy, have they ever attacked it.
“And she's been linked to Jack Abramoff and another ethics scandel during her run for governor!!”
SUNRAI on Sep 1, 2008 at 19:38:53
StandUpAmerica08 on Sep 1, 2008 at 19:27:10
“Add marriage-gate. She was prgro herself when she married Todd. The eldest son Track is 19 going on 20.
Palin eloped with her high-school boyfriend, Todd Palin, on August 29, 1988, when she was 24 years old. "It was a shock but she did it because she knew we couldn’t afford a big white wedding", her mother said.
and add Independence-Gate, She pushed for Alaska to become an indpendent country:
Gov. Palin recently came out against Alaska ballot measure 4, a clean water initiative. It is illegal for the governor to take sides on a ballot initiative, but she did anyway, probably breaking the law. Her Department of Natural Resources web site had an information page that was clearly against measure 4, and they were forced to take it down.
Sarah Palin has been on television lately using the term "environmental extremists". That tells you a lot.”
“Gov. Palin recently came out against Alaska ballot measure 4, a clean water initiative. It is illegal for the governor to take sides on a ballot initiative, but she did anyway, breaking the law. Her Department of Resources web site had an information page that was clearly against measure 4, and they were forced to take it down.
Measure 4 was aimed at stopping the huge Pebble mine project, which scientists believe has a very high probability of polluting the watershed that drains into the largest salmon producing river system in the world, Bristol Bay. Palin's illegal stand against ballot measure 4, and the millions of dollars of misleading advertising by the two foreign mining companies behind the Pebble, who have a terrible track record of pollution, helped the initiative fail in last Tuesday's election. The Pebble mine, if allowed to proceed, will likely become Alaska's worst environmental disaster. The scope of this project is just unbelievable. Even the Juneau Empire (owned by a conservative Georgia newspaper chain) came out in favor of last Tuesday's ballot measure 4.