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  •  Maybe I misremember, but scanning the (9+ / 0-)

    found documents was underway some years ago, I think reported in one of those TV documentaries.

    I do remember how many books were found under old homes. That books were seen as a literal treasure, just as valuable as your gold or jewelry.

    If I were king of the world, after making sure everyone had a working agriculture and potable water, copying and preserving all the pieces of human knowledge and/or its recovery would be the top thing on my personal list.

    Not sure when the voting starts on that, however. So I'll have to hope the professionals are getting funded well enough.


    Markos! Not only are the Gates Not Crashed, they've fallen on us. Actual Representatives are what we urgently need, because we have almost none.

    by Jim P on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 11:57:48 AM PST

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