Sunday, June 19, 2005

Go big or go home

Rathergate, the Downing Street memos...what's with these people? Doesn't anybody want to do any real work nowadays?

Consider "Baron" James Reavis. He went to churches and archives across the southwestern US, Mexico and Spain examining, altering and forging documents until he convinced a lot of people that he owned a huge tract of land which encompassed much of Arizona and part of New Mexico.

Eventually he was busted and spent a couple of years in the federal pen, but he had a heck of a run in the late 1800's before he was exposed.

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