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Sunday, November 13, 2016

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Today in History

In the Swiss-Burgundian Wars, Swiss infantry shatters the army of Charles the Bold at Hericourt near Belfort, countering his march to Lorraine.
Texans officially proclaim independence from Mexico, and calls itself the Lone Star Republic, after its flag, until its admission to the Union in 1845.
The London-to-Paris telegraph begins operation.
South Carolina’s legislature calls a special convention to discuss secession from the Union.
Lewis Carroll writes in his diary, “Began writing the fairy-tale of Alice–I hope to finish it by Christmas.”
New Mexico Governor Lew Wallace offers amnesty to many participants of the Lincoln County War, but not to gunfighter Billy the Kid.
The first metal dirigible is flown from Tempelhof Field in Berlin.
Paul Corno achieves the first helicopter flight.
The brassiere, invented by Caresse Crosby, is patented.
New York’s Holland Tunnel officially opens for traffic.
U.S. Supreme Court rules in Hansberry v. Lee that African Americans cannot be barred from white neighborhoods.
A German U-boat, the U-81 torpedoes Great Britain’s premier aircraft carrier, the HMS Ark Royal. The ship sinks the next day.
Lt. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower flies to Algeria to conclude an agreement with French Admiral Jean Darlan..
Charles de Gaulle is elected president of France.
Harvard’s Paul Zoll becomes the first man to use electric shock to treat cardiac arrest.
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously strikes down two Alabama laws requiring racial segregation on public buses.
Anti-war protesters stage a symbolic “March Against Death” in Washington, DC.
A powerful tropical cyclone strikes the Ganges Delta region of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), causing an estimated half-million deaths in a single night; the Bhola cyclone is regarded as the worst natural disaster of the 20th century.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedicated in Washington, DC.
Some 23,000 people die when the Nevado del Ruiz erupts, melting a glacier and causing a massive mudslide that buries Armero, Columbia.
Compact of Free Association: the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau—places US troops wrested from Japanese control in WWII—become sovereign nations, associated states of the United States.
Hans-Adam II becomes Prince of Liechtenstein (1989– ) upon the death of his father, Franz Joseph II.
Articles of impeachment passed against Philippine President Joseph Estrada.
The shrub signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to planned or actual terrorist acts against the US.

The Safety Pin Movement Comes To America

The Safety Pin Movement Comes To America
After Brexit, Britons wear safety pins to show solidarity and friendship with immigrants and minorities. It's happening here now.
“Your headscarf isn’t allowed anymore," the note began before telling her to kill herself.

Ohio school suspends teens for calling out classmate’s racist comments

Ohio school suspends teens for calling out classmate’s racist comments — and lets the racist walk

National Security Threatened By Religious Amendment In Defense Spending Bill

National Security Threatened By Religious Amendment In Defense Spending Bill
The Defense Authorization bill should be about making our country safe; not about codifying evangelical wingnut hatred and intolerance.…

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Child Care Isn’t Just Expensive ...

Americans Increasingly Seethe at Big Pharma's Money Racket

Traumatic stress changes brains of boys and girls differently

image-img-320-highTraumatic stress changes brains of boys and girls differently
Traumatic stress affects the brains of adolescent boys and girls differently, according to a new brain-scanning study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. Among youth with post-traumatic stress disorder, the study found structural differences between the sexes in one … Read more…

Profanity's roots in brain chemistry?

There Are 5 Different Types Of Butts In The World

We like to think of our bodies as unique and totally different in shape than anyone else's body, especially in regards to our posteriors, but according to NYC plastic surgeon Matthew Schulman MD there are actually only 5 different types of butts out there.
And learning which type of butt we have can help us choose the right underwear and clothing that looks flattering on our fannies (the American usage, not the British).
The five basic booty shapes are square, round, V-shape, A-shape and upside-down heart, a list which Schulman MD formulated after examining "an estimated 50,000 butts from 35 countries and almost every U.S. state":
Dr. Schulman says your butt shape is determined by the placement of your pelvis and hip bones, the amount of fat you have and its distribution, the size of your underlying gluteal muscles, and the way your butt muscles attach to the thigh bone. The outcome is a butt that fits into one of five categories.

Mindset and Getting Old

The science of aging is going several directions. It appears that there isn't one secret of aging, although the study of telomeres, the know at the ends of our chromosomes, may be a key factor in aging at the cellular level. But it's not the only factor. Psychologist Ellen Langer has been studying the effects of aging, particularly how one's mindset affects their biological health. In 1979, she set up an experiment in which elderly men were given a retreat back into the 1950s for a week.
Every day Langer and her students met with the men to discuss “current” events. They talked about the first United States satellite launch, Fidel Castro entering Havana after his march across Cuba, and the Baltimore Colts winning the NFL championship game. They discussed “current” books: Ian Fleming’s Goldfinger and Leon Uris’ Exodus. They watched Ed Sullivan and Jack Benny and Jackie Gleason on a black-and-white TV, listened to Nat King Cole on the radio, and saw Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot. Everything was transporting the men back to 1959.
When Langer studied the men after a week of such sensory and mindful immersion in the past, she found that their memory, vision, hearing, and even physical strength had improved. She compared the traits to those of a control group of men, who had also spent a week in a retreat. The control group, however, had been told the experiment was about reminiscing. They were not told to live as if it were 1959. The first group, in a very objective sense, seemed younger. The team took photographs of the men before and after the experiment, and people who knew nothing about the study said the men looked younger in the after-pictures, says Langer, who today is a professor of psychology at Harvard University.
So there may be something to the habit of lying about one's age -to oneself. Read about research on aging and the mind's effect on it at Nautilus.

Daylight Savings Made Each of These Twins the Older One

Daylight Savings Time makes for some weird situations -one particularly strange example took place this year, when Emily and Seth Peterson gave birth to twins on November 6. One twin, Samuel, was born at 1:39 AM, but the later born twin arrived after the time change -at 1:10 AM. So which one is older -the one born first or the one born at an earlier time?

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Man arrested with a loaded handgun hidden between his buttocks

Police found a loaded handgun hidden between the buttocks of a man in Brisbane, Australia. The man was arrested on Monday after police found the gun in his car and then went to search his inner-city apartment.
While police were at his apartment, they searched the man and found a loaded handgun between his buttocks. The man was believed to be an associate of the Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang.
He has been charged with possession of two handguns, a silencer, taser, explosives and drugs. Taskforce Maxima commander Mick Niland praised the work of officers. "It was great work by city officers acting promptly on reported suspicious activity and conducting a thorough search of the vehicle," he said.
"Those that associate with OMCGs [outlaw motorcycle gangs] have to realize there is a cost and a risk to being a member or an associate of these crime gangs and organized crime. You will continue to be targeted relentlessly by all QPS officers." The man will appear in Brisbane's Magistrates Court on December 21.

Cannabis Tampons Are a Real Thing

Police arrest marijuana vending cart operator

With marijuana still illegal in Canada, police were surprised to find a man operating a marijuana delivery cart on the streets of Victoria, British Columbia.
Victoria police spotted the man riding what appeared to be a marijuana delivery bike just before midnight on Nov. 3.
Police allege the unidentified cyclist, whose silver vending cart was emblazoned with “420 delivery, no minors,”, was selling marijuana.

Officers seized more than 150 grams of pot from the man. A 22-year-old man was arrested. He has been released on a promise to appear in court in December.

Man found rapping in woman’s kitchen arrested on drug possession charge

A woman in Twin Falls, Idaho, awoke to a man rapping song lyrics in her kitchen early on Tuesday morning. When the woman said ‘hello,’ the man asked where he was and if he was in someone’s house. The man seemed nervous and was trying to get out of the house, according to court documents. The woman showed the man the front door and then called police. According to a probable cause affidavit, police had already responded to a car theft in the area and detained Aaron Scott Ryals, 35, outside the home.
Police allegedly found a glass pipe in Ryals’s pocket with methamphetamine residue. Police were called to the area shortly after 1am of a reported car theft. The man whose car door was open and alarm was going off saw a man standing at the edge of his driveway. The man later identified as Ryals was speaking fast and incoherently.
The man tried to talk to Ryals, but he walked away. Ryals was arrested and booked at the Twin Falls County jail. Ryals was arraigned in Magistrate Court on Wednesday in Twin Falls. He was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor unlawful entry. He is being held on at $100,000 bond.

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