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Monday, January 16, 2017

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Today in History

Ivan IV crowns himself the new Czar of Russia in Assumption Cathedral in Moscow.
The Council of Virginia guarantees religious freedom.
John C. Fremont, the famed “Pathfinder” of Western exploration, is appointed governor of California.
General William T. Sherman begins a march through the Carolinas.
The U.S. Senate recognizes the Anglo-German Treaty of 1899 by which the UK renounced its rights to the Samoan Islands.
One of Ernest Shackleton‘s polar exploration teams reaches the Magnetic South Pole.
Maxim Gorky is authorized to return to Russia after an eight year exile for political dissidence.
The League of Nations holds its first meeting in Paris.
Allies lift the blockade on trade with Russia.
Franklin D. Roosevelt asks for an extension of the Social Security Act to include more women and children.
Hitler cancels an attack in the West due to bad weather and the capture of German attack plans in Belgium.
Japan’s advance into Burma begins.
Eisenhower assumes supreme command of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe.
The U.S. First and Third armies link up at Houffalize, effectively ending the Battle of the Bulge.
The Egyptian government makes Islam the state religion.
Eighteen are arrested in Mississippi for the murder of three civil rights workers.
The Irish Republican Army calls an end to a 25-day cease fire in Belfast.
The Shah leaves Iran.
The Persian Gulf War begins. The massive U.S.-led offensive against Iraq — Operation Desert Storm — ends on February 28, 1991, when President George Bush declares a cease-fire, and Iraq pledges to honor future coalition and U.N. peace terms.

Thinking of changing your behavior in 2017?

Try moving first 
41% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions but only 9% feel they were successful in keeping their resolutions. The problem may be in the timing. According to research being presented at the Society for Personality … Read more

Your Smartphone Make You Less Likely to Trust Others

3 Products That'll Help Pregnant Ladies Get Some Effing Sleep

best sleep aids for pregnant women
3 Products That'll Help Pregnant Ladies Get Some Effing Sleep
We asked a preggo doc to test these and weigh in.

13 Women Reveal The ONE Thing That Instantly Turns Them On

Link Dump

Pastor Drops MASSIVE Truth Bomb About Liberal Tolerance That Will Have Dumbass Trump Sycophants FUMING

This is probably the biggest thing these bigots don’t get about “tolerance.”

Cops Violently Arrest Black Man Suspected of Stealing Car

Connecticut wingnut arrested for grabbing woman’s genitals

The two had a brief political argument, in which von Keyserling remarked, “I love this new world, I no longer have to be politically correct.”

Idaho Wingnut OUTRAGEOUSLY Says Female Lawmakers Only Rise In Rank By Giving Sexual Favors

Idaho Wingnut OUTRAGEOUSLY Says Female Lawmakers Only Rise In Rank By Giving Sexual Favors
A member of the Idaho House of Representatives has been punished for making absolutely offensive accusations against every female lawmaker.
Granted some women (and men) have, do and will use sex to advance ... not all do and accusing one or all of doing so is the lowest form of sexual harassment. Even with proof of actual trysts for advancement (which none exists here) it is still ill-mannered at best to announce it thus.

Arizona Wingnuts Poised To Ban Social Justice Classes, Events, And Lectures In Public Schools

Arizona Wingnuts Poised To Ban Social Justice Classes, Events, And Lectures In Public Schools
This Orwellian, revisionist history is dangerous and it’s un-American.

Company Recalls Boots After Redditor Reveals Soles Leave Swastika Footprints

Nobody in their right mind would want a pair of boots that leave tiny swastika footprints wherever they go, but  the Polar Fox boot company clearly had a very specific customer in mind for their line of military combat boots.You know, the kind of customer who would proudly describe them as "altright" while shaving their scalps clean before the next rally, basically someone who would get a kick out of leaving swastika footprints everywhere they go.
Redditor FRSHFSHFCKR is not a fan of Nazis, so when he discovered his new work boots left little swastikas behind as he walked he exposed the scandal on Reddit Pics, where Redditors proceeded to go crazy with the Nazi jokes. Seriously, they're really bad, so don't read them unless you have a strong stomach for dark comedy.Since none of the other boots made by Polar Fox feature a swastika-shaped ridge on each tread it's hard to believe this was a mistake, as the company claimed before they recalled the boots.
There's also the fact that the company shares a name with a WWII German military operation (Unternehmen Polarfuchs, or Operation Arctic Fox). Coincidence? Your guess is as good as mein...

OK, if you say so ...

Marijuana Is a Medicine

Lest any fool think we are condoning pot be forewarned we are not. We are just reporting the study. Personally, we do not like pot - never have, never will (it stinks) - and if one wants or needs the junk they can go for it as far as we are concerned ... just keep the stench of it to yourself. (And no, patchouli does not help cover up the smell)

Scientists Just Tied the World’s Tightest Knot

Tightest knot
Scientists Just Tied the World’s Tightest Knot. Here’s Why It Matters
Welcome to your daily roundup of important health news

The Promise of New Painkillers

For thousands of years, humans have used the extracts of the poppy plant for pain relief. In the last 200 years, opium and the more refined morphine and its derivatives have been the go-to medicine for pain relief, particularly after surgery. But the side effects are horrendous. While nothing better for pain relief has been found, scientists are working on opioids to separate the painkilling effects from the other effects.
Traditional opioids—including morphine, the potent synthetic fentanyl and the Vicodin you get from your dentist—all work by binding to opioid receptors in the nervous system. These receptors come in three flavors: mu, delta and kappa. It’s at the mu-opioid receptor that opioids work their magic, activating a cascade of cellular signaling that triggers their pain-relieving effects. In the language of neuroscience, opioids are mu-receptor “agonists,” as opposed to “antagonists,” which are compounds that bind to a receptor and block it, preventing cellular signaling. When an opioid binds with the mu-opioid receptor, it ultimately turns down the volume on the nerves communicating pain. This, of course, is the desired effect.
Unfortunately, that’s not all it does. Opioids also release the neurotransmitter dopamine, which causes euphoria and can lead to addiction. These compounds also inhibit nerve cells from firing more generally, including in parts of the brain that regulate breathing—which can be dangerous. Take too much of an opioid and you stop breathing and die; that’s what it is to overdose. The CDC estimates that 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. The side effects go on, from constipation to nausea to the rapid development of tolerance so that ever higher doses are needed for the same effect.
But what if we could refine opium to only effect the mu receptors and not the others? That would kill pain without the high? Or that wouldn't inhibit respiration? Several new formulations are in the works, including Oliceridine, which works even faster than morphine and is now in Phase III clinical trials. Read about the research into a better painkiller at Smithsonian.

Older Couch Potatoes Might Want to Radically Rethink Their Lifestyles

Why You Eat Like an Animal When You’re Drunk

Alcohol and hunger
Why You Eat Like an Animal When You’re Drunk
Wasted mice help you understand why you need that 4 a.m. double cheeseburger

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