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Today in History

644 Umar of Arabia is assassinated at Medina and is succeeded as caliph by Uthman.
1493 Christopher Columbus discovers Guadeloupe during his second expedition.
1677 William III and Mary of England wed on William’s birthday.
1760 Following the Russian capture of Berlin, Frederick II of Prussia defeats the Austrians at the Battle of Torgau.
1791 General Arthur St. Clair, governor of Northwest Territory, is badly defeated by a large Indian army near Fort Wayne.
1798 Congress agrees to pay a yearly tribute to Tripoli, considering it the only way to protect U.S. shipping.
1842 Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Todd in Springfield, Ill.
1854 Florence Nightingale and her nurses arrive in the Crimea.
1863 From the main Confederate Army at Chattanooga, Tennessee, Lt. Gen. James Longstreet’s troops are sent northeast to besiege Knoxville.
1918 Austria signs an armistice with the Allies.
1922 The U.S. Postmaster General orders all homes to get mailboxes or relinquish delivery of mail.
1922 The entrance to King Tut’s tomb is discovered.
1924 Calvin Coolidge is elected 30th president of the United States.
1924 Nellie Tayloe Ross and Miriam Ferguson are elected first and second women governors (Wyoming and Texas).
1946 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is established.
1952 General Dwight D. Eisenhower is elected 34th president of the United States.
1956 Russian troops attack Budapest, Hungary.
1979 At the American Embassy in Teheran, Iran, 90 people, including 63 Americans, are taken hostage by militant student followers of Ayatollah Khomeini. The students demand the return of Shah Mohammad Reza Pablavi, who is undergoing medical treatment in New York City.
1980 Ronald Reagan is elected the 40th president of the United States.
1992 Carol Moseley Braun becomes the first African American woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate.
1995 Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated at a peace rally in Tel Aviv.
2008 Senator Barack Obama of Illinois elected 44th president of the United States, the first African American to hold that position.

Mysterious 17th-Century Box

The 400-year-old box was too damaged to be opened, but X-rays revealed a small treasure within.

Sleepwalkers feel no pain, remain asleep despite suffering injuries

Sleepwalkers feel no pain, remain asleep despite suffering injuries
Sleepwalkers feel no pain, remain asleep despite suffering injuries
A new study of sleepwalkers found an intriguing paradox: Although sleepwalkers have an increased risk for headaches and migraines while awake, during sleepwalking episodes they are unlikely to feel pain even while suffering an injury. Results show that sleepwalkers...

Researchers Build Nanoscale Autonomous Walking Machine from DNA

Researchers Build Nanoscale Autonomous Walking Machine from DNA
Researchers Build Nanoscale Autonomous Walking Machine from DNA
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a nanoscale machine made of DNA that can randomly walk in any direction across bumpy surfaces. Future applications of such a DNA walker might include a cancer detector that could roam the human body...

Smith Island Is Sinking Into The Chesapeake Bay, Thanks To Climate Change

Taylor Swift sued for $42m over lyric "haters gonna hate, players gonna play"

"Haters gonna hate" may just be a dumb meme, but "haters gonna hate, players gonna play" is a copyrighted expression, according to a lawsuit filed against pop singer Taylor Swift.
The claimed copyright proprietor is Jesse Graham, whose action comes not long after Swift declined to appear in a selfie with him, according to the New York Post.
Taylor Swift's song, Shake it Off, contains a similar wording to the one Graham situates in his own work.
Graham, 50, alleges that the chorus of Swift's 2014 anthem ("Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play / And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate") borrows from his slow-jam "Haters Gone Hate," which contains the phrase "Haters gonna hate, players gonna play."
Though the two songs bear little resemblance beyond that one lyrical similarity, Graham adamantly defends his case.
"Her hook is the same hook as mine," he told the Daily News on Saturday, claiming Swift uses it about 72 times in her song. "If I didn't write the song 'Haters Gone Hate,' there wouldn't be a song called 'Shake It Off.'"
According to the Post, he's also planning to sue CNN for the title of its morning show "New Day," as he operates a cult organization called "New Day Worldwide."
In 2010 I asked a Latin forum what "haters gonna hate" is in Latin. It's apparently "Osores Oderint". Then I asked them what "let them hate, so long as they click" would be. At that point, as I recall, I was banned from the Latin forum.

Anonymous begins publishing KKK members details

Members of the KKK hold a rally (Martin/Flickr )
Hacktivist group Anonymous has begun publishing the personal details of members of the Ku Klux Klan as its campaign of cyberwar against the white supremacist group escalates.
Prominent US Senators and Mayors Outed as Members of the KKK by Anonymous
Anonymous delivers on its promise to unhood thousands of KKK members
Several prominent US Senators and mayors have been outed as members of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and other racist groups by the hacktivist collective Anonymous, and the group hints that more politicians and public figures will be named in the near future.
In a new post on document-dumping site pastebin, Anonymous names US Senators Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), John Cornyn (R-Tx.), Dan Coats (R-In.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) as members of the KKK. Anonymous also outed several mayors of major US cities, including Madeline Rogero of Knoxville, Tennessee; Jim Gray of Lexington, Kentucky; Paul D. Fraim of Norfolk, Virginia; Kent Guinn of Ocala, Florida; and Tom Henry of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Thom Tillis, who is listed as a member of the United Northern and Southern Knights of the KKK in Thornton, was North Carolina’s Speaker of the House before being elected to the US Senate in 2014. Tillis was behind the implementation of numerous far-right policies in the Tar Heel State including voter ID laws, public education cuts, restrictions on abortion that were later struck down by federal judges, tax hikes on low-income earners to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy, among others.
John Cornyn, who Anonymous claims is affililiated with the United White Knights of the KKK, is the current Majority Whip, making him one of the most powerful members of the US Senate. Johnny Isakson is listed as a member of the Original Knight Riders of the KKK. Isakson served as a U.S. Congressman for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District between 1999 and 2005. He currently serves as Georgia’s senior US Senator, and is up for re-election in 2016. Dan Coats is Indiana’s senior US Senator, and is listed as a member of the United Northern and Southern Knights of the KKK — along with Thom Tillis.

Supreme Court To Hear One Of The Most Egregious Jury Discrimination Cases Since Jim Crow

Mystery over why women spent twenty minutes breaking into safe before stealing nothing

Surveillance video at a business in Palo Cedro, California, caught two women breaking into a safe with thousands of dollars inside. It all began on Tuesday night at the True Value Hardware store. Owner Cheryl Porto said about an hour before closing, a woman with what looked like a 9-month-old baby walked into the store. According to Porto, the woman immediately cornered store clerk Matthew Williams. "Talking about tables and jibber jabber," Porto said. "And Matt looks at me and says hey there's something going on." Then a second woman came into the store walking up and down the aisles. Porto said the woman was suspicious, so she tried to keep an eye on her.
"I can't do anything. I'm helping customers. We have customers every two seconds and I'm keeping an eye on her walking up and down the aisles," Porto said. Porto has owned the business for 12 years, and she said she's worked in retail long enough to know that theft can happen. Porto said she knew something fishy was happening, but she didn't expect this. "Then the third one came around the corner and I thought to myself, oh boy where did this third one come from?" Porto said. While the first two women were downstairs keeping Porto and Williams busy, a third woman was upstairs. The video shows the third woman shuffling through the office and attempting to open two different safes.
After about 20 minutes of trying, one of the women from downstairs hands her a tool to break open the safe. Porto would later come to discover that tool was a crowbar straight from the store shelf downstairs. "They took 20 minutes of prying," Porto said. "She would come down and shop for tools to go back upstairs." In the video, the women continue to go through the items in the safe including a bank deposit bag filled with thousands of dollars and a wallet also filled with cash. Surprisingly, the women didn't take any of it. "They look through my purse, don't take a thing. Wipe it down and put it back. They take the deposit bag open it up and take all the money out put it back in, wipe it all down," Porto said.
After spending nearly half an hour breaking into the safe, the women put everything right back where they found it. "Even the Sheriff's guy looks at me and is like are you messing with me?" Porto said. "That's what amazes me. They took so much time and went through all this, and yet, didn't take anything," Williams said. Porto said the suspects even returned the crowbar to it's rightful place on the shelf on aisle 28. The three women walked out of the store before Porto realised the safe had been broken into. However, they left with nothing in hand, leaving Porto and investigators baffled. "I haven't got a clue! That's why I'm asking everyone what in the heck are they trying to get," Porto exclaimed. Since no theft was committed, investigators said they're not looking for the women.

Magician Thwarts Arrest By Making Champagne Bottle Disappear, Leaves Cop Stunned

Magician Thwarts Arrest By Making Champagne Bottle Disappear, Leaves Cop Stunned (VIDEO)In a world where we see headline after headline of police violence, there is something oh-so-satisfying about watching someone outsmart them.

Daily Comic Relief

Missouri townspeople shun sex abuse victim as a liar — even after ‘good man’ admits to raping her

Missouri prosecutors are mystified that so many community members are supporting the admitted sex offender.

Texas' idiot Greg Abbott encourages “NO” vote on HERO

The entire campaign against HERO is based on a vile lie.

Religio-Wingnut 'Christians' freak out over false report that Chick-fil-a sponsored LGBT film festival

Chick-fil-a as a corporation has a history of donating funds to anti-LGBT rights cabals, workplace discrimination and corporate 'christian' agitation.

Dispute over last chicken drumstick led to fatal stabbing

A roommates' fight over a chicken drumstick turned deadly on Friday night in a west Houston apartment, police said.
Houston police found a Cuban male lying dead at around 11:30pm outside near the entrance to the Monte Carlo Apartment Homes. Several witnesses saw the fight, which started between roommates over the last chicken drumstick.
They went outside to fight over the chicken, and that's when one stabbed the other with a steak knife. Four or five Cuban men live in the apartment, police said.
"There was a single drumstick in the pan," according to HPD Homicide Detective Fil Waters. "You can't script this stuff. It's someone getting killed over a piece of chicken. Pretty tragic." The suspect fled the scene, but returned and was arrested at around 4am, Waters said.

Man injured after being attacked with fish

A man from Whitehall, Michigan, was injured after police say his girlfriend attacked him with a mounted fish. It happened at around 1:45am on Sunday.
Whitehall police say the 61-year-old man was drawing a sketch of a mounted sailfish in the home, when his 58-year-old girlfriend became angry and moved the fish.
The fish fell over and broke when she left the room, and, when she returned, the woman blamed the man for the damage. She hit the man over the head with the fish and poked him with the nose of the sailfish, cutting his hand.
Police say the couple had been drinking and the woman was not arrested at the time due to health issues. The case will be reviewed by the Muskegon County Prosecutor.

The Backlit Beauty of Pluto

At the beginning of September the world was treated to a fantastic view of the night side of Pluto, captured by the New Horizons spacecraft as it departed the icy world -- now that view has been enhanced even further.

Black Hole Has Major Flare

Black Hole Has Major Flare
Black Hole Has Major Flare
The baffling and strange behaviors of black holes have become somewhat less mysterious recently, with new observations from NASA’s Explorer missions Swift and the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR. The two space telescopes caught a supermassive...

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