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Friday, February 3, 2017

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Today in History

Emperor Frederick Barbarossa hurtles prisoners, including children, at the Italian city of Crema, forcing its surrender.
The Mongols take over Vladimir, Russia.
The first paper money in America is issued in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Spain recognizes United States’ independence.
Colombian troops clash with U.S. Marines in Panama.
The U.S. Supreme Court rules that union-sponsored boycotts are illegal, and applies the Sherman Antitrust Act to labor as well as capital.
New U.S. football rules are set: field shortened to 100 yds.; touchdown counts six points instead of five; four downs are allowed instead of three; and the kickoff is moved from midfield to the 40 yd. line.
A German submarine sinks the U.S. liner Housatonic off coast of Sicily. The United States severs diplomatic relations with Germany.
The Allies demand that 890 German military leaders stand trial for war crimes.
President Calvin Coolidge signs a bill creating the Federal Radio Commission to regulate the airwaves.
Finland begins talks with the Soviet Union.
The United States shells the Japanese homeland for the first time at Kurile Islands.
The Allies drop 3,000 tons of bombs on Berlin.
The month-long Battle of Manila begins.
Millions greet Queen Elizabeth in Sydney on her first royal trip to Australia.
President John F. Kennedy bans all trade with Cuba.
Soviet Luna 9 achieves soft landing on the moon.
OPEC decides to set oil prices without consulting buyers.
The Environmental Protection Agency orders a ban on the pesticide EDB for grain products.

Secrets Of Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle in Cork, Ireland has sadly become known for one thing- the Blarney Stone, which people from all over the world come to kiss in order to attain the gift of gab.But the Blarney Stone is just a block of limestone built into the castle's battlements, and the castle itself has such a rich history, and the most beautiful grounds and gardens, that it'd be a shame not to take it all in.
The Blarney Stone legend began around 1314, when King Cormac McCarthy was given the stone by King Robert the Bruce of Scotland for helping him win the Battle of Bannockburn.
A witch who lived in a nearby Druid rock garden told Cormac the stone had magical properties, and that kissing the stone would give him the gift of eloquence.
According to another legend, Queen Elizabeth I tried to take the castle, but each time her troops showed up to storm the castle Dermot McCarthy, a descendant of Cormac, talked them out of attacking.
Elizabeth referred to the failed siege as "blarney" so the name stuck, and by the 1700s "blarney" was an official entry in the Oxford English Dictionary, meaning "talk which aims to charm, flatter or persuade."
Perhaps there's some truth to the Blarney Stone myth after all...

Avoiding Awkward Hot Tub Moments In Iceland

People do a lot of hot tubbing in Iceland, and there are many spas and hot springs all over the country where tourists and locals can meet up and take a dip.But many tourists are unaware they're supposed to shower before they get into a hot tub, so Inspired By Iceland created this Iceland Academy video to show them how to avoid hot tub awkwardness.

Fascinating Facts: Mexico Edition

Thanks to Dumbass Trump's wall and anti-immigration policies, Mexico has been in the news a lot lately, but while people have been talking a lot about the country, few people actually know much about it. Thanks to TopTenz, now you can actually learn a little about America's Southern neighbor and the facts they chose are pretty fascinating. For example, did you know Mexico is home to the world's smallest volcano and the oldest university in America?And perhaps most surprising in our modern political climate -Mexico's net immigration to the US is negative, meaning more Mexicans are leaving the US to go back to Mexico than are coming to the US. Factors playing into this immigration trend are many, but include increased safety and more jobs in Mexico, as well as a desire to see friends and family members left behind. So learn some new and interesting things about what was once the fifth largest country in the world here.

Big Pharma's Lust for Profit Turns Their Customers Into Guinea Pigs

Friendly Canada Has a Vicious Islamophobia Problem

"Be a man put your words next to your real name," the teen told the troll. "Coward.”
Go Girl!

Goodnight, alt-right

Reddit has officially taken a stance in regards to its problem of being an internet hub for white nationalism.
About damned time.
The ad featured a Spanish-speaking woman and girl who are fleeing their home country.
Oh, hell no, we mustn't allow the truth to be seen by the sycophants during the Superbowl now can we ... what kind of good little Nazis would be be if we did. (Note: Sarcasm heavily ladled on here.)

‘Who’s next? Switzerland?’

In a call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull last Saturday, Dumbass Trump blasted the foreign leader over a refugee agreement -- and then the call got ugly.

Wingnut Congress kills US regulation on coal mining waste

Hawaii wingnut cabal ousts leader for speaking at Women’s March

Wingnuts in Hawaii have reportedly booted state Rep. Beth Fukumoto (R) out of her position as House Minority Leader because she participated in the Women’s March against Dumbass Trump.

4-month-old girl misses open heart surgery because of Dumbass Trump’s travel ban

The family of a 4-month-old Iranian girl said that she missed an appointment for open heart surgery due to Dumbass Trump’s executive order banning travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries.

The Ku Klux Klan Loves Dumbass Trump

Ku Klux Klan members explain why they love Dumbass Trump

Gorsuch Founded "Fascism Forever" Club In High School

A taste of things to come.

Bannon's fever dream of an American gulag

Yiannopoulos 'Event' Canceled at UC Berkeley

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