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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

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Today in History

In England, the Yorkists defeat the Lancastrians at the Battle of Tewkesbury.
American Indians sell Manhattan Island for $24 in cloth and buttons.
A French manufacturer debuts the first folding umbrella.
Rhode Island declares independence from England.
Thousands of rioters enter jails in Lyons, France, and massacre 99 Jacobin prisoners.
Napoleon Bonaparte disembarks at Portoferraio on the island of Elba in the Mediterranean.
The Battle of Chancellorsville ends when Union Army retreats.
Union General Ulysses S. Grant‘s forces cross the Rapidan River and meet Robert E. Lee‘s Confederate army.
A balloon soars over 40,000 feet for the first time.
Mahatma Gandhi is arrested by the British.
The Battle of the Coral Sea commences.
The United States begins food rationing.
13 civil rights activists, dubbed Freedom Riders, begin a bus trip through the South.
Ohio National Guardsmen open fire on student protesters at Kent State University, killing four and wounding nine others.

Paul McCartney meets two of the Little Rock Nine who inspired the song ‘Blackbird’

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Paul McCartney meets two of the Little Rock Nine who inspired the song ‘Blackbird’

Refugees Are Rejuvenating Dying Italian Towns

Inside Big Ben

Inside Big Ben: why the world's most famous clock will soon lose its bong

How WW2 Was Won ...

Alan Mathison Turing OBE FRS (June 1912 – 7 June 1954) was a pioneering English computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and theoretical biologist. He was highly influential in the development of theoretical computer science, providing a formalization of the concepts of algorithm and computation with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general purpose computer. Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence.
During the Second World War, Turing worked for the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS) at Bletchley Park, Britain's codebreaking center. For a time he led Hut 8, the section responsible for German naval cryptanalysis. He devised a number of techniques for breaking German ciphers, including improvements to the pre-war Polish bombe method and an electromechanical machine that could find settings for the Enigma machine. Turing played a pivotal role in cracking intercepted coded messages that enabled the Allies to defeat the Nazis in many crucial engagements, including the Battle of the Atlantic; it has been estimated that this work shortened the war in Europe by as many as two to four years.

Fox News Drones Found Out Malia Obama Is Going To Harvard, So They Called Her A ‘Nigger’

Fox News Fans Found Out Malia Obama Is Going To Harvard, So They Called Her A ‘N*****’ (SCREENSHOTS)
Fox News Drones Found Out Malia Obama Is Going To Harvard, So They Called Her A ‘Nigger’
As always, the wingnuts’ seething racism boils to the surface.

Racists Explode Over Old Navy Ad, The Internet Perfectly Responds

Racists Explode Over Old Navy Ad, The Internet Perfectly Responds (TWEETS)
Old Navy posted a completely innocent photo of an interracial family to Twitter over the weekend.  Despite the fact that is 2016, racists almost instantly...

Supreme Court rejects challenge to Seattle minimum wage law

Supreme Court rejects challenge to Seattle minimum wage law

Workers at Dumbass Trump's Las Vegas hotel struggle to get by with low pay and little benefits

Workers at Dumbass Trump's Las Vegas hotel struggle to get by with low pay and little benefits

Catholic woman fired after refusing to take scientology courses at ‘alkalized water’ company

Echevarria was forced to watch several videos about scientology and was told she would receive a 25 cents-per-hour raise for each “betterment” course she took through the “cult.”

West Virginia Gun Nut Opens Fire At Kids Swimming Lesson

“This man was sitting not two feet away and his gun went off,” Jackie Kay recalled.

Oregon sex offender gets lighter sentence in girl’s rape after lead investigator fatally shot

The 50-year-old Flores was charged in April 2015 with two felony counts each of first-degree sodomy and first-degree sex abuse. But the case fell apart after Sgt. Jason Goodding, of Seaside police, was fatally shot.

Sexual harassment training may create more sexual harassment at work

Sexual harassment training may create more sexual harassment at work

'Christian' Group Admits To Sending Men Into Women’s Bathrooms To Scare You Into Hating Trans People

Christian Group Admits To Sending Men Into Women’s Bathrooms To Scare You Into Hating Trans People
'Christian' Group Admits To Sending Men Into Women’s Bathrooms To Scare You Into Hating Trans People
This is truly disturbing.

Junior firefighter charged with 18 counts of arson

Mayerthorpe RCMP have charged a 19-year-old man with 18 counts of arson in relation to a fire that burned the CN trestle bridge on Tuesday. Mayerthorpe, about 120 kilometers northwest of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, saw as many as 21 suspicious fires over a six day period.
Lawson Michael Schalm, a volunteer firefighter from Mayerthorpe, is charged in connection to many of them. Schalm is the son of former mayor Albert Schalm. The arson case was high priority within the Mayerthorpe detachment. Cpl. Sharon Franks said RCMP were able to find and charge the man because of "numerous tips" from the public.
"The dry conditions certainly made it concerning for us and a lot of the officers from Mayerthorpe were certainly focused on finding the person responsible," said Franks. The CN bridge fire forced the evacuation of nearby schools and a trailer park with 38 mobile homes. Some Lac St. Anne County residents living nearby were also told to be ready to leave on one-hour notice.

Mayerthorpe fire chief Randy Schroeder said almost three dozen firefighters from four different fire departments in the area were called to help douse the flames, alongside agriculture and forestry services members, helicopters and a water bomber. The loss of the bridge will impact the lumber and oil industries "extensively" Schroeder said. Schalm will remain in custody until he makes his first court appearance on May 4th at Stony Plain Provincial Court.

Florida deputy goes berserk after her truck is towed

Deputy Tracy Weiss (YouTube)‘You’re going to fucking jail’: Watch off-duty Florida deputy go berserk after her truck is towed

Blogger fired after police chief sent cops to retaliate for exposing his gay-bashing daughter

A Pennsylvania blogger, who wrote about a convicted gay-bashing cop’s daughter, is suing the father and daughter, saying they got her fired from her day job by sending detectives to harass her.

Residents want Stop signs that were cut down after city official was given traffic ticket replaced

When residents of a city in north eastern Utah noticed two stop signs had gone missing at a busy intersection, they decided to find out why. The answer they discovered was far from what anyone could have expected, and many are not happy. The intersection at 600 East and 300 North in Roosevelt was once a four-way stop. But two of the stop signs seemed to disappear overnight, raising safety concerns with residents. “We almost got into an accident,” said resident Rebecca Pittman. “That’s when we realized they were gone.” Pittman isn’t the only one alarmed by the move. Many residents are asking the city to make the intersection a four-way stop again, calling the current situation unsafe.
“I’m very concerned because I see kids walking to and from school,” said Brianna Broyles, who lives near the intersection. “Parents with little kids walk along here. I hear tires screeching and horns honking.” In a letter to residents dated April 27, Roosevelt’s mayor and City Council detailed the events leading to crews taking down the two stop signs. “There has been some speculation and innuendo floating around the social media lately concerning a ticket our city manager received for creeping through a stop sign and the subsequent removal of two signs at that intersection,” the letter begins. The complicated situation began on Thursday, March 17, when city manager Ryan Snow was pulled over by a Utah Highway Patrol officer in the intersection. Dash cam video shows the officer initiating the traffic stop after Snow’s pickup truck slows down but rolls through the stop sign.
“After the ticket was received,” the city letter continues, “the city manager talked to our Public Works director and pointed out that we had three intersections in a row with 4-way stops and wondered if that was in the best interest of the city.” The following Monday, city workers cut down the stop signs for north and southbound traffic. The letter goes on to note that while Snow talked to Public Works, “No one ever ordered or directed the Public Works director to remove the signs, but only to investigate it.” Pittman said that after she and fellow neighbors called city offices with questions and safety concerns that crews returned and installed yellow crosswalk signs at the intersection. Court documents revealed that the same week the signs were removed, the city attorney requested Snow’s traffic citation be dismissed. The one-line motion simply states the reason being “in the interest of justice.”
On April 6, according to court documents from the Eighth Judicial Court in Duchesne County, the court dismissed the case pursuant to the city’s motion. Snow said that he only mentioned receiving a traffic citation to the city attorney’s office but did not ask for any special consideration. Snow later apologized for contesting the ticket. “Now that I have seen the video I was clearly wrong, and the officer had every right to ticket me. I am sorry for my error,” he said. Residents aren’t completely satisfied with the city’s response, and are asking for more transparency. “It’s cost the city more to take it down,” Pittman said. “It has cast a cloud over the city administration as to how things are done, and I want the stop sign put back up.” Snow said he welcomes a public discussion about the stop signs. “I simply want what is best for the city of Roosevelt and as long as the council sees fit I will continue to make every effort I can to faithfully serve the citizens of Roosevelt,” he wrote in his apology. A City Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, and many residents plan to show up to request the stop signs be reinstalled.

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