Anybody want to pack and move about twenty container loads from Russia to Northwest Washington? For free???

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I just got turned on to this collection of photographs of an abandoned Russian High-Voltage testing facility. I have been into Nickola Tesla since high-school -- he invented Radio (not Marconi), he invented the fluorescent light, the alternating current motor, the system we use for distributing electrical power. Unfortunately for the history books, he was not a good manager -- his contemporaries Edison and Marconi were a lot better at marketing. Tesla lost a lot of money (as well as making a lot of money -- he once had a license to George Westinghouse for one Dollar for every horsepower of electricity used in the US) and he used to pepper his speeches with talk about cosmic death rays and sending free electrical power to everyone in the world. Not a good idea if you want to build credibility... This would be an awesome facility to move over here, even just for parts for Tesla researchers. Here are a few of the photographs:
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The fun I could have with some of that...

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Me too!

Lightning bolts twenty feet long. Hey, mister twenty strings of Christmas lights! Watch this!

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