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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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Today in History

Pepin the Short of Gaul dies. His dominions are divided between his sons Charles (Charlemagne) and Carloman.
In the first of the Franco-Habsburg Wars, the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V captures the French king Francis I at the Battle of Pavia, Italy.
Ferdinand of Hapsburg and John Zapolyai, the two kings of Hungary, conclude the peace of Grosswardein.
Chief Justice John Marshall, by refusing to rule on the case of Marbury vs. Madison, asserts the authority of the judicial branch.
Off Guiana, the American sloop Hornet sinks the British sloop Peacock.
Mexico gains independence from Spain.
Some 3,000 Mexicans launch an assault on the Alamo with its 182 Texan defenders.
The Cuban War of Independence begins.
Japan officially agrees to restrict emigration to the U.S.
Italy bombs Beirut in the first act of war against the Ottoman Empire.
The Jewish organization Hadassah is founded in New York City.
Civil War soldier Joshua Chamberlain dies.
A film version of Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea opens in New York.
Herbert Hoover becomes Secretary of Commerce.
The New Gallery of New York exhibits works of Archibald Motley, its first show to feature a black artist.
Merrill’s Marauders, a specially trained group of American soldiers, begin their ground campaign against Japan into Burma.
U.S. forces liberate prisoners of war in the Los Baños Prison in the Philippines.
Franz von Papen is sentenced to eight years in a labor camp for war crimes.
Khrushchev rejects the Western plan for the Big Four meeting on Germany.
North Vietnamese troops capture the imperial palace in Hue, South Vietnam.
Hanoi negotiators walk out of the peace talks in Paris to protest U.S. air raids on North Vietnam.
General Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of the coalition army, sends in ground forces during the Gulf War.

Underground Fire Nears Nuclear Waste Dump

Residents are worried about radioactivity from a nearby Superfund site.

Kansas faces ACLU lawsuit over voter ID law requiring citizenship proof

Kansas faces ACLU lawsuit over voter ID law requiring citizenship proof

Getting Good People to Go Bad

A simple command from an authority figure can be enough for people to lose a sense of responsibility for their actions.

Cosmetic Company Posts Pic Of Black Woman’s Lips, Racist Trolls Explode

Cosmetic Company Posts Pic Of Black Woman’s Lips, Racist Trolls Explode (IMAGES)
It doesn’t get much uglier than these comments…

Two Los Angeles Cops Charged With Rape

Polish wingnut magazine under fire for ‘Islamic rape of Europe’ cover story

The magazine said the cover referred to a rash of sexual assaults against hundreds of women, allegedly by men of North African and Arab origin, during New Year's Eve celebrations in the German city of Cologne.


KARMA: Conservative Group’s Plan To Sabotage LGBTQ Dance Hilariously Backfires (IMAGE/VIDEO)
KARMA: Wingnut Cabal’s Plan To Sabotage LGBTQ Dance Hilariously Backfires
This is one time where the stupidity of conservatives actually paid off.

Convicted gay-bashing cop’s daughter asks to do ‘healing’ public service instead of jail time

The daughter of a Pennsylvania police officer convicted of a street assault on a gay couple in 2014 has asked the court to set aside her jail time in lieu of public service so that she can “heal some wounds, ” reports Philly.com. Kathryn Knott, 25, was sentenced to five to 10 months in county jail of Feb. 5, after being convicted by a jury for misdemeanor assault, undertaken with two male accomplices.

‘Soccer mom’ ordered to learn about Islam after pointing rifle at Muslim couple sitting in car

According to a police report Knoble confronted Adly Ohalley and his wife, Worood Abumayaleh, as they sat in their car in Brooklyn Park waiting for their son.

Ragnar Shaggy-Trousers and Eystein Foul-Fart

Ragnar Shaggy-Trousers and Eystein Foul-Fart: the truth behind Viking names

Oldest Known Dress Made More Than 5000 Years Ago

Two new world firsts have just been identified: the oldest known dress and the oldest known bar and restaurant in France.

Medieval Shipwreck Hauled from the Deep

The boat was likely deliberately sunk by maritime engineers more than 600 years ago in an effort to alter the flow of a river.

'Hairy Panic'

Homes in Wangaratta are being inundated with the evocatively named plant pest, with some residents having to spend hours digging out their driveways.

Your State's Temperature Is Changing

Climate change is driving up the heat in all seasons but some are warming faster than others.

Super-Rare Minerals Make Earth Unique in Cosmos

Earth is home to 2,550 exotic minerals, some so scarce the world supply would fit inside a sugar cube.

January Was Record Warm, And That’s Bad News For Marine Life

Marooned Among the Polar Bears

Russian pilot Sergey Ananov attempted to set a world record last summer by flying around the world solo in his 800-pound R-22 helicopter. He almost did it, too, but just 3,000 miles from home, his craft failed and dropped him into the sea between Greenland and Nunavut. With the sinking helicopter went his communication devices and most of his survival equipment. All he had was a life raft and his soaking-wet survival suit.
Sergey Ananov is trapped on a slab of ice in the Arctic Circle. He has no locator beacon, no phone, and barely any water. The fog will hide him from any rescuers. Night will come. Hypothermia will come. And whatever large, powerful creatures that scratch out their existence in this primordial world—maybe they will come too.
His eyes wander past the ice and over the roiling open waters of Davis Strait. He is alone, and with each minute that passes he will drift farther from the spot where the helicopter went down, lessening the chance he will ever be found.
Those who were tracking Ananov’s flight knew he went down, but finding someone in the Arctic waters would not be easy, especially at night. He was found almost immediately -by a polar bear. The story of Sergey Ananov’s survival is supposed to be a “long read,” but once you start, you won’t be able to stop and it won’t seem long at all. Read the entire account at Popular Mechanics

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