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Thursday, March 31, 2016

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Today in History

The great massacre of the French in Sicily The Sicilian Vespers comes to an end.
In France, Francis–king since 1515–dies and is succeeded by his son Henry II.
Abigail Adams writes to husband John that women are “determined to foment a rebellion” if the new Declaration of Independence fails to guarantee their rights.
Russia and Turkey sign a treaty by which they promise to take no military action in the Crimea.
In Paris, France, Maximilien Robespierre is elected president of the Jacobin Club.
The first monthly installment of The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens is published in London.
Skirmishing between Rebels and Union forces takes place at Island 10 on the Mississippi River.
The first electric street lights ever installed by a municipality are turned on in Wabash, Indiana.
The Eiffel Tower in Paris officially opens on the Left Bank as part of the Exhibition of 1889.
General John Pershing and his army rout Pancho Villa‘s army in Mexico.
The United States purchases the Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25 million.
Daylight Savings Time goes into effect throughout the United States for the first time.
Great Britain declares a state of emergency because of the thousands of coal miners on strike.
To relieve rampant unemployment, Congress authorizes the Civilian Conservation Corps .
Britain and France agree to support Poland if Germany threatens to invade.
La Guardia airport in New York officially opens to the public.
Germany begins a counter offensive in North Africa.
The United States and Britain bar a Soviet supported provisional regime in Warsaw from entering the U.N. meeting in San Francisco.
The Soviet Union begins controlling the Western trains headed toward Berlin.
Winston Churchill declares that the A-bomb was the only thing that kept the Soviet Union from taking over Europe.
The siege of Dien Bien Phu, the last French outpost in Vietnam, begins after the Viet Minh realize it cannot be taken by direct assault.
The South African government declares a state of emergency after demonstrations lead to the deaths of more than 50 Africans.
An estimated 200,000 anti-war demonstrators march in New York City.
President Lyndon Johnson signs the Consular Treaty, the first bi-lateral pact with the Soviet Union since the Bolshevik Revolution.
U.S. forces in Vietnam down a MIG-21, the first since September 1968.
President Jimmy Carter deregulates the banking industry.
Albania offers a multi-party election for the first time in 50 years.

Editorial Comment

Hello and well met.
We have returned to our regular schedule today after a week off.
We are glad to see we did not suffer and loss of readership while we were away.
We published yesterday's postings midday.

While preparing for the first games of the season last week we received and new book series from a fellow author to read and review prior to publication.
As any friend would do we immediately sat down to read the books.
Then, lo and behold, we looked up and it was 1am and we had missed our publication time for this blog.
We then made the decision to forgo publishing late and finish the first book.
This decision along with the schedule of the games over the weekend, along with the desire to spend the sunny days outdoors left us not blogging for a week.
We do wish to apologize to our readers for the abrupt departure and return, we promise to alert you when we will put a hold on blogging going forward.

Remember, as always ....
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Quick Hits: The Travel Edition

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After Islamophobia comes the criminalization of Arabic

US deploys Marines to fight ISIL in Iraq

The Oilman Who Loved Dictators

So much that matters in our world and on our planet happens in and remains in the shadows.

Ex-Scientologist guzzled bleach in desperate escape attempt from cult’s hellish gulag

A former top Scientologist says she was forced to spend three years performing hard labor after she was caught kissing another woman.

‘People’ deletes anti-vaxxer celebrity’s baby formula recipe — which can be deadly

Reality TV hack Kristin Cavallari, who said her sons have a sensitivity to cow’s milk, refuses to vaccinate her three children due to unfounded fears over autism.

Inside the 'Fetal Assault Law' Sending Pregnant Women to Prison

Here Are The ABSURD ‘Alternatives’ Florida Now Has For Women Instead Of Planned Parenthood

It’s become clearer than ever that Republicans don’t care about women. They also don’t care about freedom one iota. And they most certainly...

Duggar-loving wingnut threatened to wave his penis at woman he thought was a man

La Tour sold himself in a recent election as the candidate of “Wingnut Values – Wingnut Choice” and was rewarded with a $2,000 campaign donation from former 'christian' reality show hacks Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.

Drug-Dealing Wingnut Pedophile Rep’s Client List Implicates NH Elected Officials

Wingnut Tasker, who was recently arrested on felony drug and solicitation charges, had a client list. Guess who’s on it? More wingnuts ...

‘Decent guy’ youth pastor charged with sexually abusing 5-year-old girl at his home

Lucas Savage
The arrest of a Maine youth pastor on child sex abuse charges has shocked some congregants — but at least one neighbor suspected he “seemed a little different.”

Baptist pastor sentenced to 50 years for hiring mistress and her husband to set his wife on fire

Donald Lafferty - (Stoddard Co. Prosecuting Attorney Russ Oliver)
“Chris poured the gas around the couch, and poured some on Mildred,” Hicks testified. “I stood behind him and watched when he lit the fire. Then we turned around and walked out.”

Bristol Palin Cheers For 'Christian' Students Forcing Their Delusion Upon Atheists

No one is saying that students can’t be 'christians'. But there is a place for 'christians' to go to wallow in their delusion, and that place is generally known as a cult.

How 'christian' ‘pay-to-pray’ scams victimize the poor and the desperate

“When they are going through incredibly difficult situations, often times people turn to prayer,” Davies continued. “They see a website touting that thousands of people will pray for you. They have a pastor, testimonials on the website of people whose prayers were answered. The pastor was a sham. The testimonials were fictitious as well.”

Paddles, Stun Guns and Chemical Sprays

Crying 6-year-old put in handcuffs under school’s stairs for taking candy off teacher’s desk

Madisyn Moore was handcuffed by school security (Screen capture)
Crying 6-year-old put in handcuffs under school’s stairs for taking candy off teacher’s desk

Police found heroin after suspect whispered 'I don't think they found all the stuff in the car'

State troopers in Massachusetts missed hundreds of baggies filled with heroin during their first search of a car they stopped in Hatfield, according to court documents. On Feb. 17, Massachusetts State Police arrested Jordan Johnson, 26, of Woodsville, N.H.; Ethan Richards, 26, of Woodsville, N.H., and Carrie Tutsock, 24, of Haverhill N.H. after searching a car, owned by Tutsock, that was pulled over for traveling at 11 mph above the speed limit.
After spotting a crack pipe sitting on the front passenger's thigh, troopers searched the vehicle and found two additional crack pipes, several baggies of heroin and crack cocaine, and a digital scale with heroin residue on it, police reports said. Hypodermic needles were also found on the car's floor. Tutsock told police that she and the two men had just bought heroin and they were heading home to New Hampshire. None of the three suspects would say where, or from whom, they bought the drugs.
While transporting the suspects from state police barracks in Northampton to the Hampshire County Jail & House of Corrections, troopers allegedly heard Tutsock turn to Johnson and Richards and whisper, "I don't think they found all the stuff in the car." Shortly after, detectives returned to the car in question to conduct a second search, police reports said. Police came across a sealed Coca Cola can containing 230 baggies of heroin labelled "Alpha" on the car's floor police said.
Troopers also discovered three digital scales with white powder on them inside the trunk's spare tyre compartment. Troopers said the soda can is known as a "hide," which is used to conceal drugs, court documents said. Johnson, Tutsock and Richards were arraigned in Northampton District Court on Thursday and were each charged with possession with the intent to distribute a Class A drug. They are due back in court on May 4.

Woman hit husband with cooking pot before stabbing him for not getting out of bed

A woman is in jail after she attacked her common-law husband because he would not get out of bed, police said.
At about 12:30pm on Wednesday the 37-year-old man called police after he had an argument with the woman at the apartment they share in Corpus Christi, Texas. When officers arrived he told them they had been fighting because he would not get out of bed.
The man told officers the woman hit him on the head with a cooking pot, punched him in the face three times with her fist, then she grabbed a kitchen knife. The woman then allegedly stabbed the man in his left hand.
The man refused medical treatment and officers arrested Melinda Hinojosa, 39, on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Hinojosa remains in Nueces County Jail. Her bail was set at $30,000, jail officials said.

Scientists analyze 400 years of data to reveal what global warming is doing to your wine

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How the Mayans and six other ancient civilizations made sense of dreams

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Bones of Iron Age warriors may reveal link between 'spear-people' and the ancient Gauls

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Scientists discover an exoplanet with the most eccentric orbit ever observed

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Unicorns Really Existed

A now-extinct giant 'Siberian unicorn' existed much more recently than previously thought, paleontologists say. The animal, an elasmotherium Siberian rhinoceros was previously thought to be extinct 350,000 years ago. However, new research by experts in Russia indicates that the animal may have existed until 29,000 years ago.
This means that the 'unicorn' may have roamed the Earth at the same time as humans - a human fossil found in western Siberia in 2008 was dated to 45,000 years ago.

Police investigation determined that squirrel broke into home and turned on the television

A squirrel is being blamed for causing a breaking and entering investigation by police in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada.
The town's police service were called on Thursday evening to a property after the caretaker discovered what she thought was a break-in.
The living quarters were in disarray, lamps were knocked over, picture frames lay on the floor, and the television was on.
An investigation revealed the culprit was a squirrel that had got into the home via the chimney, and ran through the residence, stepping on the remote control that turned on the television. Port Hope police officers ruled the breaking and entering to be unfounded.

Runaway pet piglet has set up home with flock of sheep next door and doesn't want to go home

A runaway pet piglet that thinks she's a sheep has set up home with the flock next door, evading capture for almost two weeks. Little Babe fled from her new home in Twynholm, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, just moments after her owners' trailer parked up at the smallholding they've just moved to. And this little piggy does not want to go home, despite many attempts to capture her. Cat Galloway, 34, owner of the fugitive porker, said she has spent "hours and hours" trying to catch her with the help of neighboring farmer Willie McMorran, whose field she is hiding out in. Cat said: "She escaped pretty much as soon as we got her home. She has been out in the field with the sheep for 12 days now and we've not stopped trying to get her back in. We have tried rounding her up, cornering her, netting her and feeding her but she's too fast and doesn't tire at all.
"She changes direction in a heartbeat and can run at you, then suddenly change her mind. I've never known a pig like her." Food is usually a sure fire way to get a pig's attention but Cat said even waving cake and bananas under her snout isn’t luring Babe back to her own farm. She said: “Because of her age, she’s just left her mum so she's not had much chance with people and food. She's not aware yet that people feed her so she's not interested in anything we offer. From what I can see she's been eating on the road, eating whatever she can find. She's definitely not daft, she knows where the food is." And even a quad bike hasn’t managed to keep up with Babe’s little trotters long enough to catch her. Cat, husband Bill, and their four children moved to Glengap from the village of Twynholm a year ago. Cat said the countless attempts to capture the fugitive porker have left everybody feeling “exhausted”.

She said: "I've never worked as hard in my life. I feel like I've done a 50-mile cross country. Every muscle in my body aches. The kids have been trying non-stop to get her home. But they were so exhausted they have given up now.” This is the first time the Galloway family have owned pigs, picking up the three small Kunekune piglets on March 6. And Cat said it has definitely been more eventful than she expected. She said: "We didn't know they could run so fast. We wanted a small breed, similar to the pot belly, that would be good with children and animals. And we picked girls because they are generally more easy-going - not in this case though. I remember the breeder originally telling us she was the shy one, but she is wild. I've never seen anything like it before." She joked that the little pig knows she is outsmarting her owners.

She said: "Pigs are instinctively very smart, people don't give them enough credit. They just think pig, bacon, sausage. But Babe looks right at you when you're trying to catch her and you can just tell she is thinking 'ha, you've not caught me yet - do you give up?', it's just so funny." Cat added: “She's such a funny little pig, she is following the sheep and they are following her, they seem to have accepted her. They do ram and head butt her though if she gets too cocky. She sleeps amongst them at night keeping warm and has been eating the feed the farmer’s putting out for the sheep. She isn’t losing any weight and Willie finds the whole thing pretty amusing too.” In a last-ditch attempt to outsmart the runaway piglet, farmer Willie McMorran will now attempt to lead the pig home with the sheep. Cat said: “Babe follows the sheep so Willie’s plan is to try and load them all into a trailer including pig so we can finally get her home to her sisters.”

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