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Today in History

1244 The Sixth Crusade ends when an Egyptian-Khwarezmian force almost annihilates the Frankish army at Gaza.
1529 Henry VIII of England strips Thomas Wolsey of his office for failing to secure an annulment of his marriage.
1346 English forces defeat the Scots under David II during the Battle of Neville’s Cross, Scotland.
1777 British Maj. Gen. John Burgoyne surrenders 5,000 men at Saratoga, N.Y.
British peer and Lieutenant General Charles Cornwallis surrenders at the Siege of Yorktown, marking a decisive victory by a combined force of American Continental Army troops led by General George Washington and French Army troops led by the Comte de Rochambeau. The culmination of the Yorktown campaign, the siege proves to be the last major land battle of the Revolutionary War in the North American theater, as the surrender by Cornwallis, and the capture of both him and his army, prompt the British government to negotiate an end to the conflict.
1815 Napoleon Bonaparte arrives at the island of St. Helena in the South Atlantic, where he has been banished by the Allies.
1863 General Ulysses S. Grant is named overall Union Commander of the West.
1877 Brigadier General Alfred Terry meets with Sitting Bull in Canada to discuss the Indians’ return to the United States.
1913 Zeppelin LII explodes over London, killing 28.
Due to rising anti-Semitism and anti-intellectualism in Hitler’s Germany, Albert Einstein, the Nobel-prize-winning physicist, flees Nazi Germany and moves to the United States. He will become an American citizen in 1940 and on the eve of World War II warn President Franklin D. Roosevelt of the potential development of “extremely powerful bombs of a new type,” recommending that the United States begin similar research.
1941 The U.S. destroyer Kearny is damaged by a German U-boat torpedo off Iceland; 11 Americans are killed.
1972 Peace talks between the Pathet Lao and the Royal Lao government begin in Vietnam.
1994 Dmitry Kholodov, a Russian journalist, is assassinated while investigating corruption in the armed forces; his murder begins a series of killings of journalists in Russia.
2001 Rehavam Ze’evi, Israeli tourism minister and founder of the right-wing Moledet party, is assassinated by a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP); he was the first Israeli minister ever assassinated.

Beware the Invasion of the Robot Economy

The NFL Stood by African American Players--Until Its Money Was Threatened

Satanists Brilliantly Troll Anti-Gay Baker By Requesting A Birthday Cake For Lucifer

Discrimination against LGBTQ people might be up for debate, but discrimination on the basis of religion is not.

Texas' moron was wrong to remove atheist group's Winter Solstice display

A federal judge ruled against Texas' moron Abbott‘s decision two years ago to remove a mock Nativity display from the Texas Capitol that advocated the separation and cult state.
U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks ruled late Friday that Abbott “violated [the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s] clearly established First Amendment right to be free from viewpoint discrimination in a limited public forum.”

Cloud storage error exposes blood test results of 150,000 US patients

Security researchers have discovered that more than 47GB worth of sensitive medical records belonging to an estimated 150,000 Americans were inadvertently left exposed in an unsecured Amazon server. Kromtech Security Researchers said the exposed documents were associated with healthcare firm Patient Home Monitoring (PHM), which provides in-home monitoring and disease management services for patients in the US.

The Corporate Takeover of the Fight Against Breast Cancer Started 25 Years Ago Yesterday

Atlanta Hospital Blocks Father from Donating Kidney to His 2-Year-Old Son Because of a Parole Violation

Big Pharma Wrote Bill That Crippled DEA Fight Against Opioid Epidemic

Bombshell Expose: Big Pharma Wrote Bill That Crippled DEA Fight Against Opioid Epidemic
The bill removed one of their most effective tools against complicit pharma manufacturers.

The America I Knew Has Almost Disappeared

America May Be Galloping Toward Authoritarian Neo-Fascism

What the founding fathers actually meant by the Second Amendment might surprise you

The Second Amendment is one of the most frequently cited provisions in the American Constitution, but also one of the most poorly understood.

I've started to fear my fellow social justice activists

Callout culture. The quest for purity. Privilege theory taken to extremes. I’ve observed some of these questionable patterns in my activist communities over the past several years.

I Went Undercover at a Boot Camp for Young Wingnuts

The Essential Guide for the First-Time Cannabis Tourist

Marijuana farmer's dreams go up in smoke during California wildfires

Andrew Lopas’ plans to bring his marijuana business out of the black market with a legal, profitable and organic pot farm went up in smoke in the wildfires that have scorched Santa Rosa, California.

California requires pet stores to sell rescue animals

California will become the first state ever to require pet stores to sell rescue animals after legislation was signed on Friday by Governor Jerry Brown.
By 2019, pet stores will have to legally sell dogs, cats and rabbits from shelters or adoption centers. If the new law is not followed, pet stores can be charged $500 for each animal that is not a rescue animal, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Buddy The Iguana Thinks He's A Dog

Every pet iguana I've ever met just sort of hung around all chillaxed and lazy like, occasionally munching on a bug or scratching themselves but otherwise not moving around much.Maybe they just didn't enjoy my company, or maybe I caught them at a lazy time, but whatever the case they definitely didn't come running when their owner called them like Buddy the iguana does.
Buddy has apparently been taking notes from the dogs in his neighborhood because he comes running every time his owner Dave Durham calls him, and he can't wait to get petted just like a pooch!

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