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Sunday, December 6, 2015

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Today in History

1492 Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Santo Domingo in search of gold.
1776 Phi Beta Kappa, the first scholastic fraternity, is founded at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg.
1812 The majority of Napoleon Bonaparte’s Grand Armeé staggers into Vilna, Lithuania, ending the failed Russian campaign.
1861 Union General George G. Meade leads a foraging expedition to Gunnell’s farm near Dranesville, Virginia.
1862 President Abraham Lincoln orders the hanging of 39 of the 303 convicted Indians who participated in the Sioux Uprising in Minnesota. They are to be hanged on December 26.
1863 The monitor Weehawken sinks in Charleston Harbor.
1876 Jack McCall is convicted for the murder of Wild Bill Hickok and sentenced to hang.
1877 Thomas A. Edison makes the first sound recording when he recites "Mary had a Little Lamb" into his phonograph machine.
1906 Lieutenant Thomas E. Selfridge flies a powered, man-carrying kite that carries him 168 feet in the air for seven minutes at Baddeck, Nova Scotia.
1917 The Bolsheviks imprison Czar Nicholas II and his family in Tobolsk.
1921 Ireland’s 26 southern counties become independent from Britain forming the Irish Free State.
1922 Benito Mussolini threatens Italian newspapers with censorship if they keep reporting "false" information.
1934 American Ambassador Davis says Japan is a grave security threat in the Pacific.
1938 France and Germany sign a treaty of friendship.
1939 Britain agrees to send arms to Finland, which is fighting off a Soviet invasion.
1941 President Franklin D. Roosevelt issues a personal appeal to Emperor Hirohito to use his influence to avoid war.
1945 The United States extends a $3 billion loan to Great Britain to help compensate for the termination of the Lend-Lease agreement.
1947 Florida’s Everglades National Park is established.
1948 The "Pumpkin Spy Papers" are found on the Maryland farm of Whittaker Chambers. They become evidence that State Department employee Alger Hiss is spying for the Soviet Union.
1957  Vanguard TV3 explodes on the launchpad, thwarting the first US attempt to launch a satellite into Earth’s orbit.
1967 Adrian Kantrowitz performs first human heart transplant in the US.
1969 Hells Angels, hired to provide security at a Rolling Stones concert at the Altamont Speedway in California, beat to death concert-goer Meredith Hunter.
1971 Pakistan severs diplomatic relations with India after New Delhi recognizes the state of Bangladesh.
1973 US House of Representatives confirms Gerald Ford as Vice-President of the United States, 387–35.
1975 A Provisional IRA unit takes a couple hostage in Balcombe Street, London, and a 6-day siege begins.
1976 Democrat Tip O’Neill is elected speaker of the House of Representatives. He will serve the longest consecutive term as speaker.
1992 The Babri Mosque in Ayodhya, India, is destroyed during a riot that started as a political protest.
2006 NASA reveals photographs from Mars Global Surveyor that suggest the presence of water on the red planet.

The 50 Best Holiday Cookie Recipes from Epicurious

Magazine and leading culinary website Epicurious compiled an article on their picks for their 50 best holiday cookie recipes from their large archive. So whether you'd like to get an early start on cookie baking or cookie eating, the linked article sets you up with a list that's handily divided into categories: The Classics, The Decorating Favorites, For Chocolate Lovers, The Kid Friendly Set, and The Spiced Ones.

Millennials Confused by Their Grandparents' Retro Gadgets

My 7-year old calls a landline phone as a "Grammy phone" because that's what her grandmother owns. That phones could not always show cartoons and operate games makes her jaw drop open.
These millennials aren't that young, but they didn't grow up with rotary phones, cassette tape players, record players, and mechanical alarm clocks. Their grandparents, though, did. In this video from Elite Daily, the older folks teach their grandkids how to operate these sophisticated gadgets.

Partiers Charge into a Dust Whirlwind

It's called a "doofnado." Urban Dictionary says that doof is an Australian slang term for an outdoor rave in the countryside. When the electronic music is blasting at a doof, even the weather can't help but feel the energy and respond.
A dust whirlwind appeared at the Earthcore festival in Pyalong, Victoria. Olivier Bonenfant captured this incredible footage of it forming in the middle of the party. Concertgoers got their kicks by running in and out of it. It looks like fun! The festival organizers were very thoughtful for arranging it.

Photographer Uses the Reflective Properties of Water in Gorgeous Photos of South Korea

Jaewoon U is a photographer from South Korea whose landscape shots of his country reflected in the calm surfaces of bodies of water have garnered increasing online attention. These artistic photographs of colorful foliage are so serene and pleasing to the eye that staring at one for any length of time has effects similar to meditation. The South Korean tourist industry should enlist the photographer to help their promotional endeavors.
See more stunning captures like this at Jaewoon U's 500px site.

M.D. or a D.O.

Should You Choose a Doctor with an M.D. or a D.O. after His or Her Name?
Here's how your doctor’s degree can affect your treatment

New Antimicrobials Could Fight Drug-Resistant MRSA Infection

New Antimicrobials Could Fight Drug-Resistant MRSA Infection
New Antimicrobials Could Fight Drug-Resistant MRSA Infection
A novel class of antimicrobials that inhibits the function of a key disease-causing component of bacteria could be effective in fighting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), one of the major drug-resistant bacterial pathogens, according to researchers...

The Scary Mental Health Risks of Going Meatless

The Scary Mental Health Risks of Going Meatless
Vegetarianism can come with some unexpected side effects.

Supposedly Bad Habits That Turn Out to Be Good for You

Clown sightings cause concern at University

There's alarm around Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin, over recent sightings of a man dressed up as a clown walking around the campus, even peering into buildings. Students and neighbors said they've been told not to worry, but many would like the police to get involved.
“Oh yeah, you notice it. Wearing a bright orange jumpsuit and a clown mask, it's definitely something noticeable,” witness Ashley Plante said. Becca Roraff's boyfriend snapped a picture. “When I first saw it, I was kind of creeped out because it was just a random person on the street with a scary mask. I don't like clowns,” Roraff said. “He was apparently on campus a couple of days ago. That's kind of frightening,” witness Katie Green said.
Carroll students Green and Michelle Mueller said they saw him a few days ago after he had changed outfits from a clown a more Joker-like appearance. “It was just staring at us as we were driving by. It was just weird,” Mueller said. When the clown was spotted outside a women's dorm over the weekend, consternation intensified with rumors flying that he's a convicted sex offender. But Waukesha police said they know who he is.

He's a teenage boy. Waukesha police say the boy is "developmentally delayed and is just doing this to see people's reaction. Both he and his parents were advised several times it would really help us out if he wouldn't stand out there doing that." Waukesha police said the teen hasn't committed any crimes that they're aware of, but say they've received numerous complaints and even calls to 911. They said they're continuing to monitor the situation.

Mother arrested after taking her daughter and friends to throw eggs at homes and cars

A 44-year-old woman from Ogden, Utah, had an unusual way of bonding with her daughter, one that landed her with criminal charges after a night of widespread vandalism. Jennifer Terry has now been charged with class A misdemeanor causing a catastrophe.
Police said she drove her daughter and several other minors around the city to throw eggs at homes and cars. On Aug. 20, Terry drove the juveniles through Ogden, South Ogden, Riverdale and Washington Terrace to throw eggs, according to a probable cause affidavit. The group allegedly threw around 10 to 15 dozen eggs at 10 to 20 homes. Police were able to identify several victims, but know a few have gone unreported.
Damage to one home’s stucco cost $2,343 and damage to a car’s ignition cost $3,000, according to the affidavit. Other damage included broken screens, windows and ruined furniture. Some victims report they’ve been unsuccessful in completely cleaning up the egg. Terry and the minors were questioned by Riverdale police, with all but one minor admitting to the conduct, according to the affidavit.
Terry told police she drove the minors around due to family issues and because she “didn’t care.” It is unknown if the homes were targeted or picked at random. It is unknown if the minors involved were charged in juvenile court. According to state law, “any person is guilty of causing a catastrophe if the person causes widespread injury or damage to persons or property.” Terry was ordered to be booked into jail on Sunday before her initial court appearance later this week.

Would-be burglar arrested after accidentally locking himself in room of home he'd broken into

A Florida man was arrested on Saturday after allegedly breaking into a home and accidentally locking himself in a room. Kenneth N. Rogers, 45, was arrested after Gulf County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a residential alarm.
A deputy responded to the home in Cape San Blas at 11:43am. Once on scene, the residential alarm continued to sound and damage to a portion of the porch roof was discovered.
As the deputy approached the residence he observed Rogers inside the home plundering through the kitchen cabinets and refrigerator. Back-up arrived and Rogers was subsequently arrested. Deputies found the drawers and medicine cabinet rummaged through in a bathroom. Rogers had armed himself with a kitchen knife during the burglary.
Damage to a portion of the floor and ceiling of the home was noted, which was the result of Rogers accidentally locking himself in a room and being unable to get out. At the time of his arrest, Rogers appeared to be preparing to shower. Rogers was charged with burglary of a structure while armed and criminal Mischief. He was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility where he is currently held on a $16,000 bond.

Alabama cops systematically framed blacks by planting drugs and guns for decades

Members of a narcotics investigation squad for the police department in Dothan, Alabama planted drugs and weapons on young black men since the mid-1990s with the approval of their superiors — one of whom is currently the state’s Assistant Director of Homeland Security.

ISIL’s Dreams Of Conquest Crumbling As Thousands Abandon Failed Experiment

ISIS’ Dreams Of Conquest Crumbling As Thousands Abandon Failed Experiment
Like many revolutionaries before them, ISIL is finding out the hard way that it’s easier to blow trains up than it is to keep them running on time.



United Health CEO Regrets Entering ACA Exchanges

United Health CEO Regrets Entering ACA Exchanges
Evidently covering sick people is eating into his megabonus.

The Greed Of Wall Street Is About To Come Tumbling Down And Not Because Of Reform

There has been talk for decades about how to rein in the excessive greed of Wall Street. Should there be more taxes? Should there be more regulations?...

Moral Crises That Have Resulted From Unfettered, Free Market Capitalism

KNBC Cameraman's Heartfelt Eye Witness Account Of San Bernardino Shooting

KNBC Cameraman's Heartfelt Eye Witness Account Of San Bernardino Shooting
Alex Vasquez, a KNBC cameraman gave Rachel Maddow a heartfelt account of what he saw as he arrived very early on the scene.

FBI anti-terrorism unit busts racist ‘hit group’ leader buying machine guns to ‘execute’ Jews and blacks

A man from Whiteall, New York was indicted in federal court this week after an FBI anti-terrorism task force discovered that he was buying fully automatic machine guns to allegedly “execute” minorities.

Robert Dear vandalized Planned Parenthood clinic decades ago in South Carolina

An ex-wife said Robert Lewis Dear, the man who shot dead three people and wounded nine at a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado Springs, also targeted another clinic in South Carolina more than 20 years ago.

Lunatic Fringe 'Christian' Extremist Warns Planned Parenthood: Be ‘Thankful’ You Aren’t Attacked More Often

Image via Wikimedia
Sounds like he’s inciting violence against Planned Parenthood, doesn’t it?
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Planned Parenthood Shooter Super Into Jesus, Adultery, Lady-Beating

You'll be shocked to learn the charming fella charged with murdering some folks at a Colorado Planned Parenthood has a long history of being being a raging evangelical anti-choice lady-beating kid-abandoning poop pile. We'll give you a...

'Mein Kampf' Goes on Sale in Germany

The re-publication of the text with expert commentary aims to shatter the myth surrounding the book.

Statue of Liberty Inspired by Arab Woman

The Statue of Liberty was inspired by a project representing an Arab woman guarding the Suez Canal, researchers said.

Archaeology News

A newly unearthed engraving is like a prehistoric home selfie, since hunter-gatherers are thought to have drawn their own campsite.

More Archaeology News

Thousands of stone structures that form geometric patterns in the Middle East are coming into clearer view.

Lovesick dog ran away from home and walked 10km to see his sweetheart

Toto the Dachshund, who lives in the town of Scafati, in Salerno, Italy, met Lilly, a fellow Dachshund, this summer when their respective owners struck up a friendship while on holiday. When the dogs clapped eyes on each other, it was love at first sight and they became inseparable, with Toto spending some time at Lilly’s home in the Naples town of Casola. But Toto soon had to return home, plunging him into the depths of despair. His eyes became sad, he could no longer see his sweetheart.
Driven by melancholy, Toto masterminded a way to be reunited with the love of his life, and so set off on the 10km journey between the two towns, avoiding cars along the way. His anxious owners launched a search for their pet, and had given up hope of finding him when they received a call from their friends in Casola.
Toto was no doubt guided by his great sense of smell, as well as his strong bond with Lilly, of course. So much so, Toto managed to track her down at her home, where Lilly's owners were alerted to his barking outside. Toto was soon back with his relieved owners, but only after they made a pledge with Lilly’s owners that the pair would spend as much time as possible together so that they can live their love story.

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