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Saturday, December 24, 2016

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Today in History

The Ottomans under Murad IV recapture Baghdad from Safavid Persia.
Joel Barlow, aged 58, American poet and lawyer, dies from exposure near Vilna, Poland, during Napoleon’s retreat from Moscow. Barlow was on a diplomatic mission to the emperor for President Madison.
A treaty of peace between the United States and Great Britain, ending the War of 1812, is signed at Ghent, Belgium. The news does not reach the United States until two weeks later (after the decisive American victory at New Orleans).
The USS Gem of the Sea destroys the British blockade runner Prince of Wales off the coast at Georgetown, S.C.
A Christmas present arrives a day early for the Federal troops at Columbus, Kentucky, in the way of artillery on board the USS New Era.
Over 577,000 Allied soldiers are to spend Christmas as prisoners in Germany.
The Kaiser warns Russia that he will use “iron fist” and “shining sword” if peace is spurned.
General Dwight D. Eisenhower is appointed the Allied Supreme Commander, even though almost everyone believed the position would go to American Chief of Staff George C. Marshall.
An estimated 20,000 communists, led by guerrilla General Markos Vafthiades proclaim the Free Greek Government in northern Greece. They issue a call to arms to establish the regime throughout the nation.
African Americans defy a city law in Tallahassee, Florida, and occupy front bus seats.
New York’s Idlewild Airport is renamed JFK Airport in honor of the murdered President Kennedy.
The U.S. headquarters in Saigon is hit by a bomb killing two officers.
A Soviet research vehicle soft-lands on the moon.
The Greek Junta frees ex-Premier Papandreou.
The first pictures of an Earth-rise over the moon are seen as the crew of Apollo 8 orbits the moon.
Nine GIs are killed and nine are wounded by friendly fire in Vietnam.
Hanoi bars all peace talks with the United States until U.S. air raids over North Vietnam stop.
An oil tanker’s spill pollutes 1,600 square miles of Japan’s Inland Sea.
Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, destroying more than 70 percent of the city’s buildings, including 80 percent of its houses.
Chad declares a state of war against Sudan in the wake of the Dec. 18 attack on the town of Adre, in which approximately 100 people were killed.

'A Big Pile Of Shit.'

Dame Helen Mirren Reviews 2016
Dame Helen Mirren Reviews 2016:  'A Big Pile Of Sh*t.'

What's The Point Of Revolving Doors?

Revolving doors are generally only found on the front of hotels and big buildings these days, so I'd always assumed they were there to help people with luggage or briefcases easily enter the building.
But they were created to be so much more than just a convenient way to enter a building- they're a clever way to regulate a building's air pressure and temperature, and thereby cut down on energy costs:
When revolving doors replace swing doors, they can save up to 30 percent in energy costs, or as Rockefeller University explains, “267 BTUs of heat energy, roughly equivalent to 1.3 hours of light from an incandescent lamp, 4.3 hours of light from a compact fluorescent bulb or .06 miles of fuel for an automobile.”
Creator of the revolving door Theophilus Van Kannel also saw them as a clever way to sidestep the issue of men opening doors for women, a social convention he greatly disliked.

Thanks President Obama: Manufacturing Jobs Hits Decade High

Thanks Obama: Manufacturing Jobs Hits Decade High
Wingnuts say the Democrats ignored manufacturing jobs, but the facts are just the opposite.
House Wingnuts Seek Destruction Of School Lunch Program Because They Hate Kids
The National School Lunch program that provides healthy free or reduced meals for children in need has joined Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare as yet another program wingnuts want to gut in 2017.

Can Mouthwash Kill Gonorrhea?

Listerine just might.

Why women prefer men with tattoos as sex partners

Oh No! Not The Porn!

Oklahoma Legislature used taxpayer dollars to settle wingnut’s sexual harassment complaint in secret

Her termination was allegedly in retaliation for her reporting that the wingnut she worked for sexually harassed her at work. Now she's getting a payout thanks to taxpayers.

How the Nazis co-opted Xmas

In 1921, in a Munich beer hall, newly appointed Nazi party leader Adolf Hitler gave a Xmas speech to an excited crowd. According to undercover police observers, 4,000 supporters cheered when Hitler condemned “the cowardly Jews for breaking the world-liberator on the cross."

Black piano player used music and friendship to reform 200 white supremacists

Actor and blues musician Daryl Davis brings a whole new meaning to the adage "you get more flies with honey."

Colts cheerleader blames ‘Dumbass Trump effect’ after white teen apologizes for calling her a ‘nigger’

An Indianapolis Colts cheerleader blames the “Dumbass Trump effect” for a teenager insulting her with a racial slur on social media.

‘Pharma bro’ responds to scathing Senate findings by bragging about women and money

A new U.S. Senate report detailed how “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli and his company targeted a drug as a potential moneymaker and jacked up prices — and the disgraced businessman responded to critics with petty taunts.

Black Woman Reports White Man For Choking Her Son, Cop Shows Up And Attacks Her

Black Woman Reports White Man For Choking Her Son, Cop Shows Up And Attacks Her
Walmart may be discontinuing the sale of Black Lives Matter t-shirts because a police union whined that the shirts hurt their precious little fee-fees,...

Mississippi man pleads guilty to first federal hate crime for killing transgender ex

A Mississippi man pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal hate crime for killing an Alabama transgender teenager whom he had dated.

Foiled Again! Wacky KKK Guy Wants MAGA Death Ray, Gets Jail

Meek dinosaur revealed to have been born with teeth but lost lost them in adulthood

Three new species of 'monstrous' parasitoid wasps discovered

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