On the last Sunday of June in 1914, a 19-year-old student fired two pistol shots that killed the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie.
The echoes of those shots have never really died away since they started a chain of events that led to two world wars and about 100 million casualties.
When you combine that with another 100 million killed by plague and genocide, it makes the twentieth century the most horrific time in human history. (Except perhaps 70,000 years ago when the entire race was almost wiped out because of climate change!)
Anyway, getting back to the start of Woerld War l, the heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian empire (A Hapsburg) was visiting the then-obscure Bosnian city of Sarajevo when he encountered a group of would-be assassins………….,, including Gavrilo Princip.
One threw a bomb, which failed to injure the archduke. But a wrong turn by his driver put Franz Ferdinand right in front of Princip. The young man fired, fatally wounded the archduke and his wife and precipitated a cataclysm.
The assassins were linked to a secret society in Serbia, which was then a country in its own right.
Those ties would lead to disaster.
The archduke was little mourned even in Vienna, but his June 28 death was the catalyst that started the First World War, which has been called the greatest catastrophe of the 20th century.
Oh, by the way, for starting this chain of events that led to so many deaths, we are making Gavrilo Princip our “Asshole of the Century!”
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While we are on the subject of WAR!
Have you ever really thought about how complicated and screwed up things are in the Middle-East?
Here’s a breakdown of just one of the countries!


Like we said before, folks! Put a big fence around the Middle-East and then come back in a couple hundred years when they have it all straightened out!
The perspective Research Department just got a tip that Bill Gates is NOT the richest guy in the world………….. Vladimir Putin is! (70B +)

chimp-msicIf you ever run into a group of chimpanzees in a record store, you may find them congregating around the Indian classical section.
That’s according to a new study that tested the musical tastes of humans’ primate cousins.
The researchers found that while chimpanzees shun the steadily strong beats common in Western genres, they like Indian ragas and Akan tunes from West Africa.
(Remember folks, ya heard it here first!)
Actor Shia LaBeouf is out of jail after being arrested Thursday night at a Broadway show in New York. We will have more info for you right after we figure out which one of those other assholes he’s been taking lessons from!

Folks, the Naked News Department sent in this report!
4146-Religious-Adam-Covering-His-Sexual-Organ-Penis-With-A-Leaf-ClipartRussia’s foreign minister on Saturday accused the United States of encouraging Ukraine to challenge Moscow and heavily weighing in on the European Union. Speaking in televised remarks Saturday, Sergey Lavrov said that “our American colleagues still prefer to push the Ukrainian leadership toward a confrontational path.”
Yes, we here at Perspective don’t doubt this for a second!
But then again, ya can’t trust Russia either, because they are BOTH a bunch of lyin’ bastards that will say anything to advance their own cause!
Schools out folks, and the little sons-a-bitches are everywhere!
Oh ya, Rob Ford is out too!
And Finally: Some good old fashioned death and destruction!

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