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Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Daily Drift

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Today in HIstory

The British sign a preliminary agreement in Paris, recognizing American independence.
Mexico declares war on France.
The British Parliament sends to Queen Victoria an ultimatum for the United States, demanding the release of two Confederate diplomats who were seized on the British ship Trent.
The Union wins the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee.
The French government denounces British actions in South Africa, declaring sympathy for the Boers.
Oscar Wilde dies in a Paris hotel room after saying of the room’s wallpaper: “One of us has got to go.”
President Theodore Roosevelt publicly denounces segregation of Japanese schoolchildren in San Francisco.
Women cast votes for the first time in French legislative elections.
Non-belief in Nazism is proclaimed grounds for divorce in Germany.
Russian forces take Danzig in Poland and invade Austria.
The Soviet Union completes the division of Berlin, installing the government in the Soviet sector.
President Harry Truman declares that the United States will use the A-bomb to get peace in Korea.
The United States offers emergency oil to Europe to counter the Arab ban.
The Soviet Union vetoes a UN seat for Kuwait, pleasing Iraq.
India and Pakistan decide to end a 10-year trade ban.
Pioneer II sends photos back to NASA as it nears Jupiter.
Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope in 1,000 years to attend an Orthodox mass.
Representatives of the US and the USSR meet in Geneva, Switzerland, to begin negotiations on reducing the number of intermediate-range nuclear weapons in Europe.
Thriller, Michael Jackson’s second solo album, is released; the album, produced by Quincy Jones, became the best-selling album in history.
US President Bill Clinton signs the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (better known as the Brady Bill) into law.
The MS Achille Lauro, a ship with a long history of problems, including a 1985 terrorist hijacking, catches fire off the coast of Somalia.
Operation Desert Storm officially comes to an end.
Exxon and Mobil Oil agree to a $73.7 billion merger, creating the world’s largest company, Exxon-Mobil.
On the game show Jeopardy! contestant Ken Jennings loses after 74 consecutive victories. It is the longest winning streak in game-show history, earning him a total of over $3 million.
John Sentamu becomes Archbishop of York, making him the Church of England’s first black archbishop.

The New Hobby of the Super-Rich: Hunting Aliens

What If America Hadn't Done the Dumbest Things Imaginable After 9/11?

15-Plus Communities That Are About to Be Rocked by Sinclair's Wingnut Local News Takeover

Shady company hired by Dumbass Trump’s FEMA never delivered on helping Puerto Rico

A company that was only founded this past August was given a $30 million contract from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help supply Puerto Rico with emergency tarps and plastic sheeting — but it never delivered on its promises.

Barbie shows support for LGBTQ rights on Instagram

Barbie showed her support for the LGBTQ community last week on Instagram. Photos emerged on the social media website featuring the iconic doll dressed in a "Love Wins" t-shirt that was created by blogger and fashion designer Aimee Song. The shirt is a part of Song's collection Two Songs.

The Secret Epidemic of Sexual Assault at One of the Country's Most Popular Spas

Michigan parents furious 15-year-old rapist coming back to school

Parents at one Michigan school are furious that a teenage sex “predator” could be returning to classes after spending about six weeks in detention.
The 15-year-old was sentenced to 45 days in juvenile detention last month after pleading guilty to sexual assault, and he could return to Brighton High School as early as next week, reported WXYZ-TV.
The teenager was originally charged with 31 felonies but pleaded guilty to six counts as part of an agreement with prosecutors that called for 15 months in a sexual offender rehabilitation facility.
The judge decided to shorten that sentence and place the boy in a juvenile facility, and parents remain outraged.

Millionaire South Carolina developer charged with raping woman

A prominent South Carolina property developer and former board member of local Episcopal school has been arrested and charged with raping a woman after reportedly slipping something into her wine.

Asian woman says she was harassed by federal agents after being mistaken for sex trafficking victim

An Asian woman who lives in Georgia is alleging that federal agents detained her for more than an hour because they mistook her for a human trafficking victim.
Local NBC affiliate 11 Alive reports that Atlanta metro area resident Stephanie Ung says she and her friend were both departing a Delta flight back from Cancun when they were stopped by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers who detained and questioned them for over an hour.
Ung explained to them that she was just trying to get home to see her family, but they didn’t buy her story.
“I just kept telling them that I wanted to go home for my family Thanksgiving dinner, and that they were making me late, but they just didn’t care,” she said. “They just laughed.”

Husband beat wife every time she received a Facebook like

Resenting the "likes" his wife received on Facebook, a Paraguayan man beat his wife so badly that she was left with a disfigured face and had to undergo reconstruction surgery, reports said.
The brutality came to light last week when 21-year-old Adolfina Camelli Ortigoza was rescued from her home in the Pa'i Ñu neighborhood of the city of Ñemby by agents of the National Police.

Massachusetts man tried to mow down four Latino Walmart shoppers

A Lynn, MA man has been taken into custody after he attempted run down Hispanic shoppers in Walmart parking lot on Black Friday.

Texas’ Other Death Penalty

A Tennessee Judge's Outrageous Abuse of the Drug Court System

Baltimore Police refusing to let FBI join investigation of murdered detective

Police in Baltimore have made no arrests in the shooting death of homicide Detective Sean Suiter, who was slain with his own gun the day before testifying against fellow officers before a federal grand jury.

US jury acquits accused Benghazi attack organizer of most serious charges

A U.S. jury on Tuesday acquitted accused Islamic militant Ahmed Abu Khatallah of the most serious charges he faced in connection with a 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

'Christian' apologist who stresses the importance of truth caught lying

A theologist known as a leading 'christian' apologist scrubbed his ministry’s website of multiple biographical embellishments and falsehoods.

Nazi couple raising money on an alt-right crowdfunding site after being fired from their jobs

The “Nazi sympathizer” couple in New Carlisle, Ohio featured in a Sunday New York Times profile is raising money on the alt-right fundraising site “Goy Fund Me."

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The Daily Drift

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Today in History

Major Roger Rogers takes possession of Detroit on behalf of Britain.
Louis XVI promulgates an edict of tolerance, granting civil status to Protestants.
The last elements of Napoleon Bonaparte‘s Grand Armee retreat across the Berezina River in Russia.
The Battle of Fort Sanders, Knoxville, Tenn., ends with a Confederate withdrawal.
Colonel John M. Chivington’s 3rd Colorado Volunteers massacre Black Kettles’ camp of Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians at Sand Creek, Colo.
An Inquiry into the U.S. Postal Service demonstrates the government has lost millions in fraud.
An international commission headed by American banker Charles Dawes is set up to investigate the German economy.
Commander Richard Byrd makes the first flight over the South Pole.
The Spanish government seizes large estates for land redistribution.
Soviet planes bomb an airfield at Helsinki, Finland.
The Metropolitan Opera is televised for the first time as the season opens with “Othello.”
The popular children’s television show, Kukla, Fran and Ollie, premieres.
The United States announces it will conduct atomic tests at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific.
NASA launches a chimpanzee named Enos into Earth orbit.
Algeria bans the Communist Party.
President Lyndon B. Johnson appoints Chief Justice Earl Warren head of a commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
US Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces his resignation.
Atari announces the release of Pong, the first commercially successful video game.
Armed forces of the Philippines besiege The Peninsula Manila in response to a mutiny led by Senator Antonio Trillanes.

President Obama, Not Dumbass Trump, May Be Invited To Royal Wedding

Obama, Not Trump, May Be Invited To Royal Wedding

Meghan Markle 'won't be allowed to be black princess'

"Britain’s relationship with race will change forever," screamed the headline above a Guardian column after news of Prince Harry's engagement to Meghan Markle broke on Monday, but the excitement might be premature — Markle will likely be instructed by royal advisors to hide that she is biracial and probably won't end up doing much to improve the rocky race relations in the United Kingdom, according to two noted British scholars.

Racists cry bitter tears after Prince Harry announces engagement to Meghan Markle

England’s royal family will soon be embracing a new family member, as Prince Harry announced on Monday that he is engaged to American-born actress Meghan Markle.

Mikayla Holmgren became the first woman with Down Syndrome to compete in state beauty pageant

History was made Saturday during the Miss Minnesota USA pageant when the beauty competition included its first contestant with Down syndrome.
Mikayla Holmgren became the first woman with Down syndrome to compete in the beauty pageant. The 22-year-old is from Stillwater, Minnesota -- which is nearly 30 miles west of Minneapolis.

Transgender acceptance differs among religions

The American public is fundamentally divided on whether people can be a different gender than the one they were assigned at birth—and it’s separated along religious lines, according to a study from the Pew Research Center published Monday.

Oregon sexual assault victim goes public after state police fail to process her rape kit after one year

“In nobody’s mind is that OK,” said lab head Capt. Alex Gardner, who stated that the goal is to turn around test results in 30 days.

Worms born in 'Mars soil' for first time

Worms have been born in a Mars soil simulant for the first time, bringing the prospect of farming on the Red Planet a step closer to reality. As earthworms are fundamental to healthy soil on Earth, their reproductive success could be integral to agricultural sustainability on Mars—good news for Elon Musk, who recently announced a plan to colonize Mars by 2022.

Fried Foods Are Bad for You

Adult woman screams at mall Santa for being fake, no sleigh

The Santa Claus at the Dufferin Mall in Toronto was faced with a much larger dilemma than an ornery child this week, instead an adult woman challenged Santa’s very identity.
“Do you have a sleigh? No? You fucking dickhead,” screams the woman as she calls for security to remove the seemingly fake Santa. “You’re not even real, I heard about it when I was a young kid!” The security guards eventually end up speaking with the woman going on the profanity-laced argument against Santa Claus -- or perhaps his stand-in replacement. "You're not magic, you're not real!" she continues.

We Are Living in Perilous Times ...

US top court spurns challenge to Maryland assault weapons ban

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a setback on Monday to gun rights proponents including the National Rifle Association, refusing to hear a challenge to Maryland’s 2013 state ban on assault weapons enacted after a Connecticut school massacre.

Will the Alt Right Produce the Next Timothy McVeigh?

KKK lieutenant looking at prison time for running pill mills

Kenny Knight managed to stay out of trouble while working as a “lieutenant” and campaign manager for former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke, but his role in a Louisiana “pill mill” scheme is likely to get him prison time.

Washington Post Exposes James O'Keefe's Lame Attempt To Frame Them

Washington Post Exposes James O'Keefe's Lame Attempt To Frame Them

Netflix just trolled James O’Keefe and Project Veritas in the best possible way

The video streaming service Netflix on Monday posted a low-key dig at Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe after the Washington Post busted a woman trying to pull off a sting operation on the newspaper.

Woman linked to James O’Keefe tried to discredit media with false story Roy Moore impregnated her at 15

A woman who appears to be working with James O’Keefe’s “Project Veritas” tried to peddle a false story about Alabama wingnut Roy Moore to the Washington Post—and was foiled by reporters in the process.

Orcas May Be Proving They're The Ultimate Predators By Preying On Great White Sharks

It's common knowledge that orcas and great white sharks are two of the scariest and most vicious oceanic predators, both fairly evenly matched in terms of size, speed and ferocity.
What we don't always know is which one of the two savage predators would win in a fight, because depending on the circumstances it's pretty much a toss-up.
But a recent discovery on the shores of South Africa's Western Cape province proves once and for all why orcas would win- because they're smart and precise killers, like Jack the Rippers of the sea:
The great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, is considered the most voracious apex predator in temperate marine ecosystems worldwide, playing a key role in controlling ecosystem dynamics.
As a result, it is difficult to imagine a great white as prey. And yet, earlier this year the carcasses of five great whites washed ashore along South Africa’s Western Cape province. Ranging in size from 2.7 meters (9ft) to 4.9 meters (16ft), the two females and three males all had one thing in common: holes puncturing the muscle wall between the pectoral fins. Strangest of all, their livers were missing.
The bite marks inflicted, together with confirmed sightings indicate that orcas, Orcinus orca, were responsible for this precisely-targeted predation.
The diet of orcas is often geographic or population specific. Those populations predating in South African waters have been documented targeting smaller shark species for their livers. Cow sharks, blues and makos caught on longlines have had their livers removed by orcas, alongside the brains of the billfish also caught. Cow shark carcasses without livers have also washed ashore near Cape Town, and again, this followed nearby orca sightings.
With no doubt that orcas are using highly specialized hunting strategies to target the liver; the real question is: why?

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Daily Drift

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Today in History

Spanish explorer Ferdinand Magellan, having discovered a strait at the tip of South America, enters the Pacific.
Natchez Indians massacre most of the 300 French settlers and soldiers at Fort Rosalie, Louisiana.
The Confederate Congress admits Missouri to the Confederacy, although Missouri has not yet seceded from the Union.
Mt. Etna in Sicily violently erupts.
The Modoc War of 1872-73 begins in northern California when fighting breaks out between Modoc Chief Captain Jack and a cavalry detail led by Captain James Jackson.
The British are victorious over the Boers at Modder River.
Lady Astor is elected the first woman in Parliament.
The forerunner of the Grand Ole Opry, called the WSM Barn Dance, opens in Nashville, Tennessee.
The German Reich declares all men ages 18 to 45 as army reservists.
Spanish leader Francisco Franco blockades the Spanish coast.
The Soviet Union scraps its nonaggression pact with Finland.
The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise departs from Pearl Harbor to deliver F4F Wildcat fighters to Wake Island. This mission saves the carrier from destruction when the Japanese attack.
Sir Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin and Franklin D. Roosevelt meet at Tehran, Iran, to hammer out war aims.
The first shipment of supplies reach Antwerp by convoy, a new route for the Allies.
Dr. Edwin Land’s first Polaroid cameras go on sale in Boston.
In Korea, 200,000 Communist troops launch an attack on UN forces.
Ernie Davis becomes the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.
Cape Canaveral is renamed Cape Kennedy.
The Anglican Church ordains the first two women as priests.
East Timor declares independence from Portugal.
Operation Morvarid (Iran-Iraq War) takes place; the Iranian Navy destroys over 70% of the Iraqi Navy.
Wingnut Robert Dole is elected Senate majority leader.
The Communist Party of Czechoslovakia announces it will give up its monopoly on political power.
South Ossetia declares independence from Georgia.
Suicide bombers blow up an Israeli-owned hotel in Mombasa, Kenya.

Is Socialism on the Rise in America?

Forget the Holiday Specials

'Potentially dangerous' asteroid will fly by Earth before Xmas

A giant asteroid will fly precariously close to Earth mid-December. The object named 3200 Phaethon will come about 6.4 million miles from Earth, and within about 2 million miles of Earth's orbit.

Oil industry is to blame for earthquakes in Texas

As an unnatural number of earthquakes hit Texas, researchers continue to wonder why. But, now a new study may have the answer.