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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

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Today in History

After promising to go to the aid of the Fifth Crusade within nine months, Frederick II is crowned emperor by Pope Honorius III.
New laws are passed in Spain giving Indians in America protection against enslavement.
The Austrian army defeats the Prussians at Breslau in the Seven Years War.
In New York, the Astor Place Opera House, the city’s first operatic theater, is opened.
A fire causes considerable damage to the unfinished Williamsburg bridge in New York.
The Anglo-Indian army, led by British General Sir Charles Townshend, attacks a larger Turkish force under General Nur-ud-Din at Ctesiphon, Iraq, but is repulsed.
A Labor conference committee in the United States urges an eight-hour workday and a 48-hour week.
British King George is confined to bed with a congested lung; the queen is to take over duties.
Pan Am inaugurates the first transpacific airmail service from San Francisco to Manila.
1,200 soldiers are killed in a battle between the Japanese and Mongolians in China.
Soviet troops complete the encirclement of the German Sixth Army at Stalingrad.
Ho Chi Minh‘s Democratic Republic of Vietnam requests admittance to the UN.
Lee Harvey Oswald assassinates President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. Lyndon B. Johnson becomes president.
Almost 40,000 people pay tribute to John F. Kennedy at Arlington Cemetery on the first anniversary of his death.
Great Britain announces a plan for moderate Protestants and Catholics to share power in Northern Ireland.
Eighteen Communist Party secretaries in 49 provinces are ousted from Poland.
Reagan calls for defense-pact deployment of the MX missile.
Justice Department finds memo in Lt. Col. Oliver North’s office on the transfer of $12 million to Contras of Nicaragua from Iranian arms sale.
First prototype of B-2 Spirit strategic stealth bomber unveiled for public viewing.
Lebanese President Rene Moawad killed when a bomb explodes near his motorcade in West Beirut.
Britain’s Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher confirms the end of her premiership by withdrawing from the leadership election of the Conservative Party.
The first feature-length film created entirely with computer generated imagery – Toy Story – premiers.
The Orange Revolution, protesting a primary election believed to have been rigged, begins in the Ukraine. On Dec 26 Ukraine’s Supreme Court orders a revote.
Angela Merkel becomes the first woman ever to be Chancellor of Germany; the former research scientist had previously been the first secretary-general of the Christian Democratic Union.
Hamas and Israel begin a cease-fire following eight days of violence and 150 deaths.

Five extraordinary poems that inspired Bob Dylan

The science behind why couples look and act alike

Islamic silver coins found in Sweden

"An interesting find from Uppland in Sweden where archaeologist working for Arkeologikonsult have uncovered a hoard of 163 Islamic coins. Fashioned out of silver, the coins contain Arabic script and the majority were minted in Samarkand, an Islamic state which was located in modern day Uzbekistan and Iran. They date from the mid-10th century AD and were discovered in a much older, prehistoric mound that was erected during the Swedish Bronze Age. This is not overly surprising as such monuments were often reused during the Viking age for votive offerings." More details at Irish Archaeology.


Bangles are circular in shape, and, unlike bracelets, are not flexible. The word is derived from Hindi bungri (glass). They are made of numerous precious as well as non-precious materials such as gold, silver, platinum, glass, wood, ferrous metals, plastic, etc. Bangles made from sea shell, which are white colour, are worn by married Bengali and Oriya Hindu women...
Bangles are part of traditional Indian jewellery. They are usually worn in pairs by women, one or more on each arm. Most Indian women prefer wearing either gold or glass bangles or combination of both. Inexpensive bangles made from plastic are slowly replacing those made by glass, but the ones made of glass are still preferred at traditional occasions such as marriages and on festivals.

Beach sand is not a permanent feature

From an interesting long-read at TheVerge:
To the casual observer, the beach may look like the only natural bit of the city, a fringe of shore reaching out from under the glass and pastel skyline. But this would be false: the beach is every bit as artificial as the towers and turquoise pools. For years the sea has been eating away at the shore, and the city has spent millions of dollars pumping up sand from the seafloor to replace it, only to have it wash away again. Every handful of sand on Miami Beach was placed there by someone.
That sand is washing away ever faster. The sea around Miami is rising a third of an inch a year, and it’s accelerating. The region is far from alone in its predicament, or in its response to an eroding coast: it’s becoming hard to find a populated beach in the United States that doesn’t require regular infusions of sand...
"There isn’t a natural grain of sand on the beach in Northern New Jersey; there is no Miami Beach unless we build it," Young says. "The real endangered species on the coast of the US isn’t the piping plover or the loggerhead sea turtle. It’s an unengineered beach."..
On July 31st, 2015, the Army Corps released a plan for patching eroding sections of Miami Beach. Miami-Dade’s sand resources had been exhausted, the Corps wrote, and some of the best alternatives lay to the north, offshore of Martin and St. Lucie counties. Though the shoals were in federal waters and the northern counties had no greater right to them than anyone else, they viewed the sand as theirs, and with the Corps’ announcement began the latest skirmish in what local officials call "the sand wars."..

Fox 'News' drones freak out over pope’s abortion announcement

Pope Francis has granted all priests the authority to forgive women who have had an abortion — and Fox 'News' drones are furious.

Lunatic fringe wingnut moron Snyder’s office says Detroit school kids have no right to literacy

The state of Michigan is being sued because several schools in Detroit are failing to teach children how to read, and moron Snyder’s team of lawyers has come up with a novel defense.

D.C. restaurant donates profits to charity after white nationalists trick it into hosting dinner

Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurant in Washington, D.C. apologized this week and said that $10,000 would be donated to charity.

Ex-skinhead explains how he was lured into the racist swamp

Ex-skinhead explains how he was lured into the racist swamp and why he fears Dumbass Trump

The New PTSD

We are seeing a lot of this in the office.

The Normalization of Dumbass Trump Began in '1984'

In Dumbass Trump's AmeriKKKa, it's dangerous to wear a bandanna

As reported in the San Francisco Chronicle:
The woman set off for a hike on Monday... When she returned to her car at the California park, however, the woman discovered that the vehicle’s rear window was smashed in and her purse was gone, Jones said.  Additionally, there was a note left behind.
“Hijab wearing bitch,” it read. “This is our nation now get the fuck out.”
The woman, Nicki Pancholy, told the San Francisco Chronicle that she does cover her head with a bandanna — but she is not Muslim. The newspaper reported that the Pancholy, 41, has lupus; KNTV-TV reported that she was trying to protect herself from the sun.

‘We are Hitler youth’ and other Nazi graffiti spray painted on Denver elementary school

A swastika and “we are Hitler youth” written in German was spray painted on an elementary school in the Denver suburb of Stapleton over the weekend.

Cross-dressing clown robber jailed

A cross-dressing clown who stole packets of cigarettes from a rural village store has been jailed.
Thomas Prodger terrified staff when he entered the Co-op store in Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham, clad in a flowery dress and clown mask at 9.20pm on September 21.
Prodger, of Middleton-in-Teesdale, was sentenced to 20 months in jail after pleading guilty to the theft of nine boxes of cigarettes at Durham Crown Court on Friday.
Judge Christopher Prince handed down the sentence along with a restraining order including conditions that Prodger is not to enter the Co-op until further notice.

Police hit #NoDAPL protesters with water cannons in sub-freezing weather

Police hit #NoDAPL protesters with water cannons in sub-freezing weather

Police Use Tear Gas Against 400 Dakota Access Pipeline Activists

Albuquerque police illegally deleted, altered videos of police shootings

The Albuquerque Police Department is coming under fire after former records supervisor gave a sworn affidavit claiming officers altered and deleted body camera videos.

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