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  1. Examinations at Pumapunku site of the soil under the structure indicate that construction commenced about AD 536 . A radiocarbon date was obtained from organic material from the lowermost and oldest layer of mound-fill forming the Pumapunku. This layer was deposited during the first of three construction epochs and dates the initial construction of the Pumapunku to AD 536–600). Since the radiocarbon date came from the lowermost and oldest layer of mound-fill underlying the andesite and sandstone stonework, the stonework must have been constructed sometime after AD 536–600. The excavation tren
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  2. There's a sucker born every minute.
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  3. (You have to wait a second or two)....
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  4. And why they used giant blocks all around the world is no mystery to me. If you don't have iron tools, each block must be exposed by pounding to powder a trench on the sides, ends, and underneath each block. All of the labour and cost of mining is in this activity. The cost rises exponentially as the blocks get smaller, until with blocks around one metre in size you are pounding far more stone than you are getting in blocks to build a wall. The labour involved in moving large blocks becomes trivial when you consider the labour in mining.
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  5. The cynic in me says Rupert is just reminding Scomo not to take his protection for granted.
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  6. I reckon it'd be amazing what thousands of slaves, oxen and possibly elephants (depending on which ancient structure you're talking about) could shift. By the way the heaviest blocks in the Pyramids were "only" 80 tons. We visited the Pont du Gard in France a couple of times - Roman aqueduct which descends only 1 inch over its length, which is a fall of 1 in 18,000. I'd have a hard time doing that with a laser level. The ancient engineers had brains the same size as ours and I reckon that given they didn't have Facebook or reality TV, they probably used them a hell of a lot more.
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  7. Peter Wherret was wearing it.
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  8. Scomo says the accused "strenuously denies" the allegations. What else would he do? And what is Scomo implying? That a strenuous denial means something and should be taken into consideration?
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  9. Now I'm confused. Maybe my boudoir experience is limited compared to you guys, but the original item of clothing was a negligee... when I picture one in my mind, the doorway doesn't open to reveal Wee Willie.
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  10. Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee OM KBE FRS FREng FRSA FBCS proposed an information management system on 12 March 1989, then implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the Internet in mid-November. He invented the Internet. He is opposed to ScoMo's plan because he gave it to the world for free, and he wants it to be kept free. Although he has received heaps of awards and accolades, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_awards_and_honours_received_by_Tim_Berners-Lee ,he has never made a penny from his invention. He
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