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Pub-Quiz: Beam Me Up, Billy.

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The Irate Penguin
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19 February, 2017, 8:42 AM UTC

The years between 1870 and 1914 were known as the “The Great Binge”, a time when Absinthe was the drink of choice, opium was available by mail order, cocaine was an ingredient in anything from cough medicine to children’s soft drinks and a pharmaceutical company, Bayer, branded the name Heroin as a nonaddictive alternative to other opiates. 

Given all this, you might want to think a bit out of the box when asked: 


In the time leading up to the 1st World War, which organization in the U.S. provided transport for unaccompanied children at a sensationally low price?


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Tonaya
19 February, 2017, 6:28 PM UTC

 clinton fondation  if it existed then :p


Tonaya  the sarcastic

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The Irate Penguin
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20 February, 2017, 9:15 AM UTC

Seems a clue is in order:

The "organization" referred to was (and is) a U.S. Federal Government agency, no less.
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Alyona Kolomiitseva
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20 February, 2017, 10:11 AM UTC
Hmm...Coca-Cola? :)
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The Irate Penguin
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20 February, 2017, 10:31 AM UTC
Alyona Kolomiitseva said:

Hmm...Coca-Cola? :)
Guess you missed the 1st clue :-). Coca Cola is not a U.S. Government agency; I'm sure they'd like to be and given the current orange-is-the-new-black administration .... ;-)
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Tonaya
20 February, 2017, 1:07 PM UTC

C I A


Tonaya KGB 
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The Irate Penguin
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20 February, 2017, 1:54 PM UTC

Tonaya said:


C I A

Sorry, the CIA was founded September 18, 1947 

(for early 1900s, see "Woodrow Wilson and the Mexican Revolution" at cia.gov)

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Lestat
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21 February, 2017, 12:53 AM UTC

THE WASP ....:)(White Anglo-Saxon Protestants)

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Tonaya
21 February, 2017, 3:03 AM UTC

Diomedes said:


Tonaya said:


C I A

Sorry, the CIa was founded September 18, 1947 

(for early 1900s, see "Woodrow Wilson and the Mexican Revolution" at cia.gov)

i really dont like anything about usa government,that is why i always write with small letter everything i dont respect


Tonaya 

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The Irate Penguin
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21 February, 2017, 2:05 PM UTC

Clue #2:

There were very strict rules regarding the children to be transported, but it was neither age, nor height, but weight: up to 50 lbs was allowed.

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Tonaya
21 February, 2017, 5:45 PM UTC

clinton fondation it is then 


Tonaya



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Tonaya
21 February, 2017, 5:52 PM UTC

usa army

Tonaya
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Tonaya
22 February, 2017, 3:06 AM UTC

Lestat said:


THE WASP ....:)(White Anglo-Saxon Protestants)

wasp is heavy metal band ^^


Tonaya 
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The Irate Penguin
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22 February, 2017, 3:17 AM UTC

Tonaya said:


usa army

Tonaya

No, it wasn't the U.S. Army, or other armed service branch, but, with a government institution, you're very generally in the ballpark :-)


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Alyona Kolomiitseva
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22 February, 2017, 10:06 AM UTC

I wish I knew US history that well 

Maybe it was some health care agency? 

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The Irate Penguin
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22 February, 2017, 11:23 AM UTC

Clue #3:

This U.S. govt. agency was not part of the military (sorry Tonaya) but its employees did (and do) wear uniforms and, at the time, were very well respected among the general population.

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Tonaya
22 February, 2017, 3:13 PM UTC

Alyona Kolomiitseva said:


I wish I knew US history that well 

Maybe it was some health care agency? 

you can learn all about for 30 min,its short time,only 200+ years,pffff

my country is 5+ times older then usa ^^

Tonaya b.c. 
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Tonaya
22 February, 2017, 3:14 PM UTC

national guard ?


Tonaya

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The Irate Penguin
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23 February, 2017, 4:41 PM UTC

Tonaya said:


national guard ?

No, sorry, as indicated, not military (therefore no Coast Guard, no Sheriff's or Marshal's dept. no law enforcement of any kind either) but ...


Clue #4:

The members not only wear uniforms, the head of this U.S. govt. agency has the title of General (and since 2015 it's 'Madam General').


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morteeee
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23 February, 2017, 8:29 PM UTC
Justice Department? 
History is written by the victors
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