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Friday, December 5, 2014

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Today in History

63 BC - Cicero reads the last of his Catiline Orations.
663 -
Fourth Council of Toledo takes place.
771 -
Charlemagne becomes the sole King of the Franks after the death of his brother Carloman.
1360 -
The French Franc is created.
1408 -
Emir Edigu of Golden Horde reaches Moscow.
1456 -
Earthquake strikes Naples; about 35,000 die
1717 -
Blackbeard ransacks the merchant sloop "Margaret" and keeps her captain, Henry Bostock, prisoner for 8 hours before releasing him. Bostock would later provide the first recorded of Blackbeard's appearance, with specific reference to his "very black beard", providing the source for his name
1766 -
London auctioneers Christie's hold their first sale
1775 -
At Fort Ticonderoga, Henry Knox begins his historic transport of artillery to Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1776 -
First US fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa (William & Mary College), forms
1848 -
President Polk triggers Gold Rush of 1849 by confirming gold discovery in California
1876 -
Fire at Brooklyn Theater kills 295, trampled or burned to death
1879 -
1st automatic telephone switching system patented
1887 -
Stanley's expedition reaches plateau at Lake Albert Congo
1929 -
1st US nudist organization (American League for Physical Culture, NYC)

1932 - German physicist Albert Einstein granted a visa to enter America
1952 - -
8th worst smog in London ever, 4-8,000 die
1967 -
Beatles clothing store "Apple" opens at 94 Baker Street, London
1988 -
NC federal grand jury indict PTL founder Jim Bakker on fraud & conspiracy
1990 -
Salman Rushdie, author, ordered to death by Iran for blasphemy, appears in public for 1st time in 2 years
2005 -
The Lake Tanganyika earthquake causes significant damage, mostly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
2008 -
Human remains previously found in 1991 are finally identified by Russian and American scientists as those of Tsar Nicholas II.

2013 - 52 people are killed and 167 are injured in a militant attack on a defense ministry compound in Sana'a, Yemen

Bernie Sanders Unveils A 12 Point Economic Plan To Break The Koch Oligarchs

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) unveiled a twelve point economic plan that if enacted would break the backs of the Koch fueled oligarchs.
Sen. Sanders said, “Are we prepared to take on the enormous economic and political power of the billionaire class or do we continue to slide into economic and political oligarchy?…Today, millions of Americans are working longer hours for lower wages. In inflation-adjusted dollars, the median male worker earned $783 less last year than he made 41 years ago. The median female worker made $1,337 less last year than she earned in 2007. Since 1999, household income for the median middle-class family is less than it was a quarter century ago. We once led the world in terms of the percentage of our people who graduated college, but we are now in 12th place. Our infrastructure, once the envy of the world, is collapsing. Real unemployment today is not 5.8 percent, it is 11.5 percent if we include those who have given up looking for work or who are working part time when they want to work full time. Youth unemployment is 18.6 percent and African-American youth unemployment is 32.6 percent.”
Sanders detailed a 12-point economic program to,
- Invest in our crumbling infrastructure with a major program to create jobs by rebuilding roads, bridges, water systems, waste water plants, airports, railroads and schools.

– Transform energy systems away from fossil fuels to create jobs while beginning to reverse global warming and make the planet habitable for future generations.

– Develop new economic models to support workers in the United States instead of giving tax breaks to corporations which ship jobs to low-wage countries overseas.

– Make it easier for workers to join unions and bargain for higher wages and benefits.
– Raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour so no one who works 40 hours a week will live in poverty.
– Provide equal pay for women workers who now make 78 percent of what male counterparts make.
– Reform trade policies that have shuttered more than 60,000 factories and cost more than 4.9 million decent-paying manufacturing jobs.
– Make college affordable and provide affordable child care to restore America’s competitive edge compared to other nations.
– Break up big banks. The six largest banks now have assets equivalent to 61 percent of our gross domestic product, over $9.8 trillion. They underwrite more than half the mortgages in the country and issue more than two-thirds of all credit cards.
– Join the rest of the industrialized world with a Medicare-for-all health care system that provides better care at less cost.
– Expand Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and nutrition programs.
– Reform the tax code based on wage earners’ ability to pay and eliminate loopholes that let profitable corporations stash profits overseas and pay no U.S. federal income taxes.

There is a little something in the Sanders agenda for oligarchs of all stripes to hate. Wall Street hates the idea of breaking up the big banks. The conservative billionaires and millionaires use avoiding paying their fair share of taxes as the motivation for their political activities. A Medicare for all system would put the for-profit insurance companies out of business while challenging the Big Pharma’s practice of overpricing their drugs in the United States. The thought of a large green energy sector terrifies Big Oil. Republicans oppose equal pay, raising the minimum wage, and any public project that might create jobs.
What Sen. Sanders laid out is an agenda that Democrats and the left should aspire to. Some the points in the Sanders plan are more immediately obtainable than others. Things like tax and trade policy reforms along with infrastructure investment are realistic possibilities. While issues like equal pay, and making it easier to join a union would require a Democratic president and Congress to get done.
Bernie Sanders provided the left with a rallying cry in 2016. This isn’t an economic plan full of promises that will happen. Instead, Sen. Sanders is suggesting the direction that he believes the country ought to be moving towards.
Democrats have accomplished a great deal during the Obama years, but if they can come together in victory in 2016, the Sanders agenda could provide a roadmap for the future.

Two New Polls Bring Great News For President Obama and Congressional Democrats

Obama-Smile-full-side-featTwo polls, one from Gallup that showed President Obama’s approval rating surging with Hispanics, and one from CNN that showed that 68% of Americans believe that Congress isn’t working with President Obama enough, have brought a bounty of good news to Democrats.
The Gallup poll revealed that President Obama’s approval rating with Hispanics has skyrocketed since he announced his executive action on immigration. In the last two weeks, Obama’s approval rating with Hispanics has jumped from 54% to 68%. It is clear that President Obama has completely captured all of the momentum on the immigration. The president has both the high moral ground, and the popular position. He is benefiting from acting where Congress wouldn’t.
A new CNN poll also suggested that the blame Obama strategy isn’t going to be enough now that Republicans control Congress.
According to CNN,
According to the survey, 50 percent of Americans believe the repugican cabal taking control of the House and the Senate next year will be bad for America, and 52 percent expect it to lead to more gridlock. Another 37 percent, however, expect to see no difference in the levels of gridlock in Congress.

But Americans seem to believe the repugican cabal should be the ones to budge.

Sixty-eight percent of Americans polled say the repugican cabal isn’t cooperating enough with President Barack Obama, while 57 percent say it’s Obama who’s not cooperating enough with the repugican cabal.
The situation is going from bad to worse for the repugican cabal. The repugican cabal is trapped between members of their congressional caucuses who are demanding revenge for the president’s action on immigration and the political reality that the what Obama did is popular.
While the American people are demanding that repugicans cooperate more with the president, members of their party want to do nothing. The polling suggests that people elected repugicans, and now they expect Boehner and McConnell to get things done. If repugicans don’t act, the blame Obama strategy isn’t going to work. President Obama isn’t on the ballot in 2016, but the repugican majorities will be.
Both of these polls are good news for Democrats, but they suggest a path forward. The president can continue to take positive steps through popular executive action while Democrats in Congress can go on offense against the repugican agenda.
Democrats are off on the right foot and are putting together a successful strategy. Boehner and McConnell appear to have been blindsided by Democratic aggressiveness. If the repugicans don’t regroup, Democrats could be putting the building blocks in place for a very successful 2016 election.

Rick Santorum Lyingly Claims Separation of cult and State is Communist and un-American

In fact, the separation of cult and state IS something quintessentially American. 
Americans invented the idea, after all…
In a conference call posted online Rick Santorum said separation of cult and state is a Communist idea and has no place in our thinking. What started the Great Lie rolling was a caller’s comments:
[A] number of the things that the far left, a.k.a. the Democrat [sic] Party, and the president is pushing for and accomplishing actually accomplishes a number of the tenets of ‘The Communist Manifesto,’ including the amnesty, the elevation of pornography, homosexuality, gay marriage, voter fraud, open borders, mass self-importation of illegal immigrants and things of that nature. So I think that’s a huge cause for concern that would raise a number of red flags for any politician…
Obviously, pornography and homosexuality and gay marriage etc. are not in The Communist Manifesto. The word “homosexual” itself, while it is 19th century pathology, was not first used in print until 1869, twenty-one years after The Communist Manifesto was written. The caller had – in typical wingnut fashion – not actually read the book he was complaining about, and Rick Santorum had likewise not read it, or – also in typical wingnut fashion – was willing to pretend the book said something it did not say.
Whatever his reasons, Santorum told the caller,
“The words ‘separation of church and state’ is not in the U.S. Constitution, but it was in the constitution of the former Soviet Union. That’s where it very, very comfortably sat, not in ours.”
Take a listen courtesy of Right Wing Watch if you can’t endure the entire call via the link above:
No, the actual words “separation of church and state” are not there, but the separation is there by virtue of the First Amendment, which forbids the establishment of a state religion. If the state cannot “establish” religion, then of necessity, church and state are separate.
Thomas-JeffersonAnd then there is the not so small issue that the words “wall of separation between church and state” were used by Thomas Jefferson on January 1, 1802, in his famous letter to the Danbury baptists:
I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between cult and state.
That is not the only time Jefferson wrote of church and state. He wrote to Charles Clay in 1815, of the “loathsome combination of cult and state.”
James_Madison2And James Madison, who is known as the Father of the Constitution, wrote to Robert Walsh in 1819 that “the morality of the priesthood & the devotion of the people have been manifestly increased by the total separation of the cult from the State.”
In his essay, “Monopolies, Perpetuities, Corporations, Ecclesiastical Endowments,” which he wrote sometime between 1817 and 1832, Madison was more explicit:
Strongly guarded as is the separation between Religion & Govt in the Constitution of the United States the danger of encroachment by Ecclesiastical Bodies, may be illustrated by precedents already furnished in their short history.
Jefferson and Madison were both Americans. Neither was a Communist.
Jefferson was right to fear ecclesiastical bodies, as the religio-wingnuts are now seeking to accomplish what the Founding Fathers fought so hard to prohibit.
We might look as well to Tunis Wortman, another American and non-Communist, who wrote in 1800 in his Solemn Address to christians and Patriots, of the need for such separation with these prophetic words:
Religion and government are equally necessary, but their interests should be kept separate and distinct. No legitimate connection can ever subsist between them. Upon no plan, no system, can they become united, without endangering the purity and usefulness of both—the church will corrupt the state, and the state pollute the church. christianity becomes no longer the religion of dog—it becomes the religion of temporal craft and expediency and policy. Instead of being the sacred guide to lead mankind to heaven, it becomes the prostituted instrument of private cupidity and personal ambition.
In fact, far from being un-American, the separation of cult and state is something quintessentially American. Americans invented the idea, after all, unlike mom, apple pie, and the flag. From America, it has spread to other nations.
And Communism? Modern Communism, the type Santorum is familiar with, came about as a result of the 1917 Russian Revolution. Before that, we could speak of the Bolsheviks, whom we can date to 1902. Before that we can talk about Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels and The Communist Manifesto of 1848, which introduced to the world the idea that “The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.”
Obviously, Thomas Jefferson was unfamiliar with all this. Marx was 8 when Jefferson died in 1826.
It did not take atheistic Communism to banish religion from government. That was already accomplished by the Founding Fathers by way of Article VI, paragraph 3 of the Constitution, which forbids religious tests for public office, and the Constitution’s First Amendment, which clearly forbids the establishment of a state religion. One might call the separation of church and state America’s contribution to the European Enlightenment.
The First Amendment’s wall of separation was, in a way, the final act severing the New World from the Old World’s long history of religious wars and oppression. And if anything here is un-American, it is Rick Santorum and the religio-wingnuts which spawned him, for seeking to undo an essential component of that American recipe for religious freedom that is the Founders’ legacy not only to us, but the world.

This Modern World

Qatar Aquits Americans

A Qatari court on Sunday acquitted a US couple charged with neglect leading to the death of their adopted daughter.

Culinary Delites

Homemade Krispy Kremes  
— Yes, this is the actual recipe!
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3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons boiling water
1 teaspoon dry active yeast
8 ounces all-purpose flour ( a little under 2 cups, I recommend you measure and weigh. See my note above)
1 1/2 ounces sugar ( about 3 tablespoons)
1 egg
1 ounce butter, cold to room temperature
1 dash salt
1/3 cup butter
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
4 tablespoons hot water ( or as needed)
In a large measuring jug, combine the milk and boiling water. Add a teaspoon of the sugar and the yeast. Stir it gently, then leave it in a warm place for the yeast to activate (aka foam).
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, the rest of the sugar, and the salt. Cut in the butter using your fingers or a pastry blender, until it resembles crumbs.
Add the egg (give it a quick beat) and yeast mixture to the flour mix, and mix into a smooth dough. This usually takes about 5 minutes of mixing.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly-floured counter and knead for about 5 to 10 minutes—it should feel springy and little bubbles should form under the surface. Place it back in the bowl, cover with a cloth or plastic wrap, and let rise for about an hour until double in size.
Once risen, place the dough onto the counter and cut it into 4 pieces. One piece at a time, stretch it into a long rope about an inch to an inch and a half wide. Cut strips about an inch long, ball em up with your hands, and place them on a baking tray or wire rack to wait.
Cover the doughnuts holes with a cloth to rise while you heat the oil to 375°F.
Place the doughnuts into the oil and fry until golden brown on each side, about 2 minutes. Be sure to fry only a few at a time so they don’t overcrowd and stick together.
Drain on a paper towel or wire rack over a cloth, before glazing them. Be sure to glaze them warm, or else they won’t get that delicious coverage!

Krampusfest Gets a European Hand

The Los Angeles Cacophony Society held its first Krampusfest last year, and are hoping to stage an even bigger and better celebration this year. To that end, they have enlisted the help of Austrian “part-time Krampus” Martin Zehentner. Zehentner, his sister, and his nephew will be the first real European Krampuses to try out the American festival. 
Zehentner is a member of one of Salzburg area’s oldest troupes, the Alt Gnigler. Mindful of traditionalist concerns, Zehentner says that with first online contact, he had misgiving about any transatlantic endeavors, wondering if Americans would “really understand our traditions—or will the Krampus be reduced to a Halloween horror figure?” Most Austrians, he says, are generally unaware of America’s love affair with the Krampus, or if they are, might expect it to result in something closer to “slasher movies than anything genuinely linked to our customs.” When he mentioned our efforts to bring the tradition to the US, most in Alt Gnigler regarded it as “madness—but in a positive way.”
“At first,” he says, “they were skeptical. But, later, fascinated.” Realistically, he says his fellow troupe members don’t expect the California group to mirror the look and feel of Alt Gnigler. Noting how our American-made masks deviate from the Alt Gnigler norm, Zehentner concedes, “This is absolutely okay.There are regional influences and differences in Austria too.”
Krampusfest in Los Angeles will run from December 6th through the 13th. Read more about the preparations for this year’s events at Boing Boing.

Woman Bites Down On $3,000 Purple Pearl in Clam Shell

Courtesy Joe Morelli
A Virginia Beach woman who picked up a couple bags of clams from a seafood shack was shocked when she discovered a rare, purple pearl inside one of the clam shells."I bit down on it and I pulled it out and said, 'Look at this,'" Kathleen Morelli told the Delmarva Daily Times.
She bought the clams at the Great Machipongo Clam Shack in Nassawadox, according to the newspaper.

Morelli thought the pearl was pretty, but didn't think much of it until her husband started researching.
"From what I've read, one in 5,000 clams will grow a pearl," Joe Morelli told the Delmarva Daily Times. He said his wife's pearl could fetch $3,000.
"Which is not bad for a $15 bag of clams," Kathleen Morelli said.

African King Reigns Via Skype From Germany

Gather 'round for a story of an African royal lineage. In 1987, the reigning king of the Hohoe tribe— a father of a son and grandfather of two boys — died after naming his youngest grandson as his successor. Though the king's youngest grandson had moved to Germany after becoming enamored with the country when he was an exchange student, he was chosen to be the new ruler because his father and older brother, both of whom lived with the tribe, were left handed. It is the belief of the tribe that left-handed people are unclean and dishonest. Thus, the youngest grandchild (German resident, but more importantly, a right-handed individual), was named as the successor of the throne. That man, Nogbe Ngoryifia Céphas Kosi Bansah, was 39 when he was named successor, and 44 when his coronation was held in 1992. Yet after the coronation, King Bansah of the Hohoe returned to his home in Ludwigshafen (near Frankfurt), Germany, and to his German wife Gabrielle. Expressing to his subjects that he did not believe in traditional methods of governance, King Bansah decided on ruling remotely.
Now age 66, the king relies on Skype, the video conferencing software, to communicate his decisions. News reports say that King Banash is known to stay up late at night to rule on tribal issues. He makes six visits to his kingdom per year.
I've got to hand it to the king, who was able to have his German cake, eat it and wear an African crown too. But as a left-handed person, I feel for the king's father and older brother. I hope they at least earned the respect of their tribe, in spite of being southpaws.

Pre-Blonsky, Post-Blonsky, and Non-Blonsky Devices

by Alice Shirrell Kaswell
The Blonsky centrifugal-force birthing device has proved an inspiration for many people for many purposes. This is a brief, partial survey of some of their ideas.
The Blonsky Device
In 1999, an Ig Nobel Prize in the field of managed health care was awarded posthumously to George and Charlotte Blonsky of New York City, N.Y., and San Jose, Calif., for inventing a device (U.S. Patent #3,216,423, for an “apparatus for facilitating the birth of a child by centrifugal force”) to aid women in giving birth. The woman is strapped onto a circular table, and the table is then rotated at high speed. The Blonskys’ niece, Gale Sturtevant, came to the Ig Nobel ceremony and accepted the prize on behalf of George and Charlotte (for details, see the January–February 2000 issue of AIR). In 2013, the Ig Nobel ceremony again honored the Blonskys, this time by creating and performing an opera about them and their invention.
The Blonsky device was never used in an actual human birth, so far as we have been able to determine. But it has not gone unnoticed.
Several patents explicitly cite the Blonsky patent as one of the pillars upon which their innovation is built. Some adapt aspects of or notions from the Blonsky device for different purposes. Other aim to improve on one or another aspect of the Blonsky achievement. And at least one earlier invention seems, in a way, to hint at the coming of the Blonsky idea.
Pre-Blonsky Devices
A general-purpose centrifugal machine appears to foreshadow the Blonsky device, though Amilio speaks only of non-birthing uses.

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Cruel to be kind?

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Greed is good. Competition is natural. War is inevitable. Whether in political theory or popular culture, human nature is often portrayed as selfish and power hungry. UC Berkeley psychologist Dacher […]

Researching Nightmares

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Seeing the Invisible

The human eye can see 'invisible' infrared light
The human eye can see ‘invisible’ infrared light

Any science textbook will tell you we can’t see infrared light. Like X-rays and radio waves, infrared light waves are outside the visual spectrum. But an international team of researchers […]


When it comes to controlling your weight, WHEN you eat can be as important as WHAT you eat, research shows. 

Vitamin D and Depression

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Vitamin D deficiency is not just harmful to physical health—it also might impact mental health, according to a team of researchers that has found a link between seasonal affective disorder, […]

Early Human Ancestors Benefited From Fermenting Fruit

The gene that produces the ADH4 enzyme, which allows humans to digest alcohol, could be ten million years old, according to a new study conducted by biologist Matthew Carrigan of Santa Fe College. “Our ape ancestors gained a digestive enzyme capable of metabolizing ethanol near the time they began using the forest floor about ten million years ago. Because fruit collected from the forest floor is expected to contain higher concentrations of fermenting yeast and ethanol than similar fruits hanging on trees this transition may also be the first time our ancestors were exposed to—and adapted to—substantial amounts of dietary ethanol,” Carrigan told The Telegraph. It had been thought that the enzyme first appeared when Neolithic farmers in northern China began fermenting foods some 9,000 years ago. To read more on alcohol in the archaeological record, see "Europe's Earliest Wine."
Human ancestors may have begun evolving the knack for consuming alcohol about 10 million years ago

Changing faces: revealing ancient alterations in Saharan rock art

Figure 2 Detail of the engraved women at Niola DoaThe depictions are found in the Ennedi Plateau in the north-eastern corner of Chad, a mountainous region on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert, full of huge outcrops and boulders, many of them covered with engravings and paintings dated from 5000 BC onwards. Although rock art in the Ennedi Plateau has a great variety of styles and depictions, probably the best known images in the area are the Niola Doa engravings: several groups of large figures (probably women), richly decorated, with one arm stretched downwards and the other bent upwards, usually resting sticks on their shoulders.

Disappearing Atlantic

Sometime in the distant future, the Earth once again will have a massive supercontinent, and today's beachfront real estate will be a lot less desirable.

Primordial Devastation

Small impacts devastated Earth’s primordial atmosphere
Today’s atmosphere likely bears little trace of its primordial self: Geochemical evidence suggests that Earth’s atmosphere may have been completely obliterated at least twice since its formation more than 4 […]

Frost Formations on Trees in Czech Forest

Fitting for the first day of December is this amazing photograph of windswept frost formations in a wooded expanse in the Beskydy Mountains bordering between Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Photographer Jan Bainar was hiking the area when he caught sight of these frosty designs on one side of the tree trunks in the forest. These fanciful shapes, created by the combination of low temperatures, slight precipitation and high winds, look like silvery gray hair flowing out from both sides of a part on someone's head.
See more of the photographer's work at his 500px site.

Now it's a felony to poach Venus Flytraps in North Carolina

The Venus Flytrap is my favorite plant. It looks extremely cool, eats hideous flies, and has a great name. The state of North Carolina also admires the Venus Flytrap, and will throw any creep who poaches one into prison for up to 25 months.
The Venus Flytrap is a rare carnivorous plant native to swamps near Wilmington, and its numbers have dwindled in part because of people stealing them from protected lands. Now, poaching them is a felony punishable by up to 25 months in prison.

Carnivore In Amber

The find has shed light on the origins of a plant that traps its food using leaves that act like fly paper. 

Insects and Garbage

LOT_BEHIND_APARTMENT_HOUSE_AT_LEXINGTON_AVENUE_AND_105TH_STREET_IS_STREWN_WITH_ASSORTED_TRASH_-_NARA_-_549788Insects play important role in dealing with garbage on NYC streets

In the city that never sleeps, it’s easy to overlook the insects underfoot. But that doesn’t mean they’re not working hard. A new study from North Carolina State University shows […]

Monkeys Aren't Fooled

Unlike human shoppers, monkeys are never fooled by overly priced items. 

Frog Coughs

Its distinctive mating call helps scientists distinguish the creature from already known frogs with which it was often confused.

Raju Wins Freedom

The animal's previous owners were denied their request to reclaim him.

Seven of the Most Beautiful Fox Species in the World

Arctic Fox  
Recently, we featured a remarkable collection of fox photographs shot by Russian miner Ivan Kislov on his work breaks. Kislov shared that, while he took photos of all wildlife he encountered, foxes made for the best subjects due to their curiosity and willingness to come close to him.
In certain key ways, foxes are part of the human experience. The animal inhabits every continent aside from Antarctica. Foxes are an integral part of popular culture, due to their prominence for centuries in both eastern and western folklore. In such age-old stories, the fox is generally portrayed as wily and mischievous. Such a representation may be explained in part by the resourcefulness and crafty hunting style of the animal, in which it lays camouflaged in natural cover, hiding until it pounces when the time is right.
Environmental nuisance, cunning hunter or beloved natural icon, the beauty of the various species of this wild creature is certainly not in question. This image collection of seven beautiful fox species, with several captivating photographs to represent each, is definitely worth a look.

Marble Fox

Silver Fox

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