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|1298||King Edward I defeats Scots under William Wallace at Falkirk.|
|1515||Emperor Maximillian and Vladislav of Bohemia forge an alliance between the Hapsburg and Jagiello dynasties in Vienna.|
|1652||Prince Conde's rebels narrowly defeat Chief Minister Mazarin's loyalist forces at St. Martin, near Paris.|
|1789||Thomas Jefferson becomes the first head of the U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs.|
|1812||A British army under the Duke of Wellington defeats the French at Salamanca, Spain.|
|1814||Five Indian tribes in Ohio make peace with the United States and declare war on Britain.|
|1881||The first volume of The War of the Rebellion: A compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, is published.|
|1894||The first automobile race takes place between Paris and Rouen, France.|
|1934||American gangster John Dillinger is shot dead by FBI officers outside a Chicago cinema.|
|1938||The Third Reich issues special identity cards for Jewish Germans.|
|1943||Palermo, Sicily surrenders to General George S. Patton's Seventh Army.|
|1966||B-52 bombers hit the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Vietnam for the first time.|
You, Rep. Laubenberg, will be a murderer, no different than some street punk who shoots up a liquor store. His weapon is a gun; yours, a smug satisfaction with your limited understanding of health policy. If Theresa and I were among the rural poor, she would now almost certainly be one the many people you would kill as a result of her inability to gain access to breast screenings. And for that, you deserve not only our contempt, but the contempt of every decent human being with the humility and intelligence to recognize the impact of the legislation you have “written,” yet aren’t bright enough to understand. [source]For those who may think his statement is uncivil, they should read the bill. The bill is more than an ideological document for the uninformed. It tacitly creates the potential for high profit abortion centers even as it claims to want to stem abortions.
Many Republicans, either out of self-delusion or deceit, deny they are causing any such thing. But there is no question that, in their obsession with zygotes, embryos, and non-viable fetuses as part of their supposed pro-life stance, they are effectively murdering real, walking, talking women – mothers and daughters, grandmothers and sisters, all sacrificed on an altar of Pecksniffian hypocrisy and contemptible disregard by people who have the insurance, connections, and available health care to feel certain their politics won’t kill their loved ones. Perhaps Theresa and I are re-directing our anger from the cancer, but so be it; our rage has focused on the financially comfortable, morally blind, and arrogantly self-righteous who tyrannically conspire to rob poor women of years of life they might otherwise have. It is for this reason that Theresa is willing to disclose her condition, in hopes that, in doing so, we will help highlight how politicians are blithely choosing to kill women who are not as fortunate as she is. [source]He need however not despair. Much evil that has been placed into law in Texas; restrictions on women’s rights, restrictions on women’s reproductive rights, concessions to business over concessions to humans, and denial of healthcare for the poor and working poor by refusing to accept Medicaid expansion in the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). This has awakened the Texas progressive sleeping giant. Sometimes a kick in the stomach is needed before a populace gets off its rear end and engages positively in the body politic.
You will get information on family planning. Your check will not increase if you have a baby 10 months or more after you sign up for this program. [Emphasis added]A Government Accountability Office report (page 45), shows the amount of TANF benefits paid in each state for one to three children. Even in states where having additional children will result in a benefit increase, that increase is, in most cases, $100 a month or less.
Around 6:15 PM PST on July 17th of this year, I got a call from Dave. Dave had some kind of an accounts issue, which we don’t normally touch. I told him I could transfer him to the Live department and they could take a look at the issue for him. Up to this point Dave seemed perfectly nice. He didn’t even give me shit about being named April and having a male-sounding voice. Then I asked him his gamertag.
“I’ll spell it out for you,” says Dave. “It’s H-E-E-B, and then it’s all together, no spaces, H-U-N-T-E-R, and then an S-S. So it should be HeebHunterSS with no spaces.”
Produced in 1922 as part of the “Laugh-O-Grams” series, this short film was the first cartoon by a young Kansas City animator named Walt Disney. But it didn’t make any noise when it was released — the studio went bankrupt the following year — and by the time Disney became a household name, the film had vanished. It appeared on the AFI’s 1980 list of “10 Most Wanted Films for Archival Preservation,” and that was that. But later that decade, a British film historian and collector named David Wyatt found “Little Red Riding Hood,” as well as a later Laugh-O-Gram adaptation of Cinderella, at a sale of 16mm prints at a London library.
|The human sacrifices found in archaeological centers of the Moche culture, extant between the 1st and 8th centuries A.D. on Peru's northern coast, were men and in the supine position [Credit: EFE/Andina]|
|Excavations in Alacahöyük revealed water canals dating from the Hittite era [Credit: AA/Hurriyet]|
|Decorative wood carving found in Maerdy is believed to be one of the oldest ever|
recovered in Europe as it dates back 6,270 years [Credit: Wales Online]
|Remnants of two ancient Turkic epigraphs, foreground, lie beside stone columns and other|
artifacts at an archaeological site in Mongolia on May 29 [Credit: Takashi Osawa]
|Ancient Turkic inscriptions discovered in Mongolia, which should|
be read from right to left [Credit: Takashi Osawa]
|A lion figurine carved from mammoth ivory, now with refitted head. Found at Vogelherd Cave in southwestern Germany. Approx. 40,000 years old [Credit: H. Jensen. Copyright University of Tübingen]|
|You may have more in common with a pigeon than you realise, according|
to new research [Credit: Imperial College London]
|A new study detaisl the evolutionary history of the 18,000 species of spiny-rayed fishes, finding close evolutionary relationships between lineages of fish species and suggesting some fish lineages are experiencing high rates of new species origination [Credit: Patrick Lynch]|