I've made a few edits: 1. The Boer War. Technically the 'Second', but commonly just the 'Boer War' and it links to an article on that war. I've give the dates to elucidate. 2. UK was at war with two Boer republics, rather than 'South Africa'. Technically speaking the main one, the Transvall, was not a 'sovereign state' as according to the London Convention of (?1881) it acknowledged the suzerainty of Britain. This was disputed increasingly by the Boers and was one of the issues of the war. 3. To be strictly accurate, the Boer Republics invaded the British Empire (or at least its Cape and Natal colonies). However, this attack was in the nature of a pre-emptive strike against increasing British threats. Had they not attacked, but not given way to British ultimatums, the British wouuld undoubtedly have invaded within weeks, even days. 4. Don't forget 'Hurrah for the Blackshirts'. Charming... Pachyderm 11:16, 7 July 2007 (EDT)
PS - wouldn't the Torygraph, and especially its Sunday sister, outdo the Express for Toryism? And don't forget the rather odd interregnum of the Express under Rosie Boycott.
The Daily Mail, one of the most right wing papers anywhere, very liberal? I can't work out how to correct that misconception without substantial editing, more evidence and connecting it to the outline of the newspaper's stand on certain social issues at the end of the article.
Within the UK the daily mail is generally considered one of the most right wing papers, and while i appreciate this is an American website, it is discussing a British topic, and as such its place within a British political theatre ought to have priority. Perhaps a mention that the papers views on euthinasia and the NHS don't fit with a US Conservative viewpoint? On most other policy areas it seems fairly close to that of US Conservatives. Sorry i'm new to this and don't know how do my name properly. Smottram101
- Simply use the insert signature button above, while composing, next to the "W" with the red circle around it, to sign and date. Even Dr. Jensen says its liberal, so I tend to think it is, by American standards, the standard of the world. I should add, less some intellectually-challenged soul think I am resorting to jingoistic hyperbole, that America invented most standards, and is therefore justified in making that statement of fact. I have no built-in bias against the other nations of the world however. --ṬK/Admin/Talk 16:36, 5 April 2010 (EDT)
- Richard G. Drew (1899-1980) invented masking tape and clear adhesive tape (also called cellophane tape or Scotch tape). Drew was an engineer for the 3M company (the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing).
- The first aerosol can (a can than contains a propellant [a liquefied gas like flurocarbon] and has a spray nozzle) was invented in 1944 by Lyle David Goodloe and W.N. Sullivan. They were working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and were trying to find a way to spray and kill malaria carrying mosquitos during World War II for the soldiers overseas. The "clog-free" spray valve was invented by Robert H. Abplanal in 1953.
- The first spray paint was invented by Edward H. Seymour in 1949. Seymour's wife Bonnie had given him the idea of an aerosol applicator for paint. The first spray paint he developed was aluminum colored. Seymour formed the company, Seymour of Sycamore, Inc. of Chicago, USA, which is still in operation.
- The first working airplane was invented, designed, made, and flown by the Wright brothers, Wilbur Wright (1867-1912) and Orville Wright (1871-1948).
- The windshield wiper was invented by Mary Anderson in 1903 to help streetcars operate safely in the rain. In 1905 she patented her invention, which allowed the car operator to control the external, swinging arm wipers from within the car. Windshield wipers became standard equipment on cars a decade later. Anderson was from Alabama, USA.
- The Apgar scale is a standardized scale that is used to determine the physical status of an infant at birth. This simple, easy-to-perform test was devised in 1953 by Dr. Virginia Apgar (1909-1974), a professor of anesthesia at the New York Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.
- Primitive assembly line production was first used in 1901 by Ransome Eli Olds (1864-1950), an early car-maker (he manufactured the Oldsmobile, the first commercially successful American car). Henry Ford (1863-1947) used the first conveyor belt-based assembly-line in his car factory in 1913-14 in Ford's Highland Park, Michigan plant. This type of production greatly reduced the amount of time taken to put each car together (93 minutes for a Model T) from its parts, reducing production costs. Assembly lines are now used in many manufacturing processes.
- Bandages for wounds had been around since ancient times, but an easy-to-use dressing with an adhesive was invented by Earle Dickson (a cotton buyer at the Johnson & Johnson company).
- The first "bullseye code" was invented by Norman Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver, from work which they began in 1948. On October 20, 1949, they patented their bullseye code (a series of concentric circles that were scannable from all directions, using regular light). Woodland and Silver patented a new UPC in October 1952; the UPC was also improved and adapted by David J. Collins in the late 1950's (to track railroad cars). UPC's were first used in grocery stores in the early 1970's.
- Edison batteries (also called alkaline batteries) are an improved type of storage battery developed by Thomas Edison. These batteries have an alkaline electrolyte, and not an acid.
- Benjamin Franklin invented bifocal glasses in the 1700s.
- The idea of a blood bank was pioneered by Dr. Charles Richard Drew (1904-1950). Dr. Drew was an American medical doctor and surgeon.
- George Washington Carver (1865?-1943) was an American scientist, educator, humanitarian, and former slave. Carver developed hundreds of products from peanuts, sweet potatoes, pecans, and soybeans; his discoveries greatly improved the agricultural output and the health of Southern farmers. Before this, the only main crop in the South was cotton. The products that Carver invented included a rubber substitute, adhesives, foodstuffs, dyes, pigments, and many other products.
I wouldn't say that the USA has come up with most of the worlds standards, although over the last 100 years it has probably come up with the most of any one country. Just a few examples of important systems and standards created by non-americans: The Magna Carta, the foundation of many of the worlds legal systems, including that of the USA, The Industrial revolution was started in the UK, and has since revolutionised the way we all live, Penicillin was invented by Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming, Democracy in its many forms origionated from Europe, The Haber process for synthesising ammonia was invented by Fritz Haber, a German Scientist, The modern car was invented by Karl Benz, a German Engineer, Our numerical system originated from India, The Metric systems of measurement were invented by Gabriel Mouton, a French clergyman and Scientist, The Imperial system of measurment used by the USA originates from England, The English language, The countless mathematical and scientific discoveries that have originated from the Islamic world. There are many more, and we could both if we tried come up with almost infinate lists of systems, standards and inventions to back up one side or the other. The politics of each country has its own culture and standards that stand apart from any other, although they undoubtably influence one another. Conservative movements within each have their own core principles based on protecting what is seen as that countries culture and institutions, which is why a conservative in Britain would be in favor of the NHS while a conservative in the USA would see such an institution as abhorrent. What it is to be a conservative is not transferable between political cultures, it is different from ideologies such as communism where the movement is striving for the same goals almost wherever you find it. I will try and come up with a wording for the first paragraph that fits both cultures, although i'm not sure how without making it very awkward to read. --Smottram101 20:26, 7 April 2010 (EDT)