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Thursday, December 22, 2016

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Today in History

Stephen of Blois is crowned the king of England.
Esek Hopkins takes command of the Continental Navy — a total of seven ships.
Congress passes the Embargo Act, which halts all trading completely. It is hoped that the act will keep the United States out of the European Wars.
The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad opens the first passenger railway line.
The last of the food restrictions, enforced because of the shortages during World War I, are lifted.
Soviet troops leave Manchuria after a truce is reached with the Chinese over the Eastern Railway dispute.
Japanese troops make an amphibious landing on the coast of Lingayen Gulf on Luzon, the Philippines.
The Soviets drive German troops back 15 miles at the Don River.
During the Battle of the Bulge, General Anthony McAuliffe responds to a German surrender request with a one word answer: “Nuts!”
The United States recognizes Tito’s government in Yugoslavia.
The EF-105F Wild Weasel makes its first kill over Vietnam.
The United States announces the allocation of 900,000 tons of grain to fight the famine in India.
The Romanian government of Nicolae Ceausescu is overthrown, ending 42 years of communist rule.
The division of East and West Germany effectively ends when the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin reopens for the first time in nearly 30 years.
What became known as the Archives of Terror are discovered in a police station near the capital of Paraguay. The records detail tens of thousands of Latin Americans who had been secretly imprisoned, tortured and / or killed by the security services of several South American governments.
Hussein Farrah Aidid relinquishes his disputed title of President of Somalia, an important step toward reconciliation in the country.
President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, takes over an interim government.
A passenger on American Airlines Flight 63 from Paris, Richard Reid, unsuccessfully attempts to destroy the plane in flight by igniting explosives he’d hidden in his shoes.
Some 1.1 billion gallons of coal fly ash slurry flood part of Tennessee after an ash dike breaks at a solid waste containment area in Roane County, in the eastern part of the state.
US President Barack Obama signs a law officially repealing the 17-year-old policy known as “Don’t ask, don’t tell”; the new law permits homosexuals to serve openly in the US military.

2016 Is About to Become the Hottest Year on Record

Sex Gets Better in Older Age

Artificial leaf copies nature to manufacture medicine

Nine Million Oxy Pills To One Pharmacy In Town Of 392 People

Nine Million Oxy Pills To One Pharmacy In Town Of 392 People

In the Age of Dumbass Trump, Resistance Movements Have to Get Offline

Where I Once Again Talk About 'Fake News' Blacklists

Fake news story inspires Dumbass Trump sycophants to threaten violence against Michigan Muslims

A fake news meme traveling around the internet is inspiring Dumbass Trump sycophants in Dearborn, Michigan to incite violence against Muslims.
It is impossible to tell what the flags shown in the picture are but that fact means nothing to wingnuts, who cannot abide facts.
From what we've seen of the neo-nazi cabals and other assorted wingnut swamp dwellers on the net and in person the flags in the picture could be their own which is more likely.
They could also be the POW/MIA flags for veterans - let that irony set in for a while.

North Carolina’s Teabagger Moron McCrory, fittingly, leaves office with a whimper

Are Younger Whites Less Racist?

The KKK Is Getting A Mainstream TV Show

It’s Dumbass Trump’s World – The KKK Is Getting A Mainstream TV Show
Nudity on TV is forbidden, but hate is apparently okay these days.
When A&E announced its upcoming documentary series Generation KKK Monday, the public was understandably befuddled by the decision. The show—which the network began filming just as the 2016 political primaries were taking shape—offers “unprecedented” access to the Ku Klux Klan.

American Neo-Nazis Believe Putin Is the Heralded Savior of White People

Far Right Austrian Cabal Signs Pact With Putin, Meets With Flynn

‘Go back wherever the fuck you come from’

A woman in Louisville, KY caught an ugly confrontation on video Tuesday in which an angry white shopper went on a racist tirade against a pair of Hispanic women who were shopping together.

Volcanic "dirty thunderstorm"

Explained at the EarthPorn subreddit.  
Photographer's website with other photos here.

Dinosaur feathers in amber

As reported by CNN:
The tail of a 99-million-year-old dinosaur has been found entombed in amber, an unprecedented discovery that has blown away scientists.
Xing Lida, a Chinese paleontologist found the specimen, the size of a dried apricot, at an amber market in northern Myanmar near the Chinese border...
The tail section belongs to a young coelurosaurian -- from the same group of dinosaurs as the predatory velociraptors and the tyrannosaurus. 
The sparrow-sized creature could have danced in the palm of your hand.

Horrifying Footage Shows a Dog Being Attacked by Wolves

One hunter in Sweden took his dog moose hunting in early October. She ran off at the smell of a moose at one point and he lost track of her. When he found the dog, she was bleeding and couldn't get up. At first he thought she was attacked by a moose, but when he watched the Go Pro footage from her collar though, he was shocked to see she was actually mauled by two wolves.
Fortunately, the hunter found his dog and got her to the vet in time and she recovered. Still, it's a good reminder why even hunters should never let their pups run wild without supervision.

Koala Requests a Grooming

Bruce Atkinson of Apollo Bay, Victoria, Australia, found a koala on his porch Saturday morning. He took a picture and noticed it was covered with burrs. The koala wasn't going anywhere, so Atkinson offered it a bowl of water. The koala swatted it out of his hands. Thats' not what it wanted! But the creature didn't leave, so Atkinson got a pair of gloves and a brush.
He carefully approached the koala and let it sniff at the hair brush before attempting to brush the prickles out.
"I just gently poked the brush at some of the burrs," he said.
"Within seconds it decided, 'this is alright, I'll have more of this'."
Mr Atkinson said he was amazed at how benign the previously aggressive koala became once it was having its fur brushed.
He said he was able to remove most of the burrs and then collected some gum leaves for the koala, which hung around his house for the rest of the day.
It just goes to show that animals communicate well if you pay attention and give them a chance. Atkinson posted a video of the de-burring operation at the Otway Community Facebook group

Animal Pictures