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Today in History

1624 Class-based legislation is passed in the colony of Virginia, exempting the upper class from punishment by whipping.
The Boston Massacre. Five Americans, including Crispus Atticus, are fatally shot by British soldiers. This event contributes to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War.
1766 Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans.
1793 Austrian troops crush the French and recapture Liege.
1821 James Monroe becomes the first president to be inaugurated on March 5, only because the 4th was a Sunday.
1905 Russians begin to retreat from Mukden in Manchuria, China.
1912 The Italians become the first to use dirigibles for military purposes, using them for reconnaissance flights behind Turkish lines west of Tripoli.
1918 The Soviets move the capital of Russia from Petrograd to Moscow.
1928 Hitler‘s National Socialists win the majority vote in Bavaria.
1933 Newly inaugurated President Franklin D. Roosevelt halts the trading of gold and declares a bank holiday.
1933 Hitler and Nationalist allies win the Reichstag majority. It will be the last free election in Germany until after World War II.
1943 In desperation due to war losses, fifteen and sixteen year olds are called up for military service in the German army.
1946 In Fulton, Missouri, Winston Churchill tells a crowd that “an iron curtain has descended on the Continent [of Europe].”
1956 The U.S. Supreme Court affirms the ban on segregation in public schools in Brown vs. Board of Education.
1969 Gustav Heinemann is elected West German President.
1976 Britain gives up on the Ulster talks and decides to retain rule in Northern Ireland indefinitely.
1984 The U.S. Supreme Court rules that cities have the right to display the Nativity scene as part of their Xmas display.

8 Brutally Honest Confessions from Massage Therapists

Lying down for a massage should send you straight to nirvana. Which is why it's particularly frustrating when your mind races with worries about your body and your unshaved legs to the point that you just can't relax. So we wondered—as you probably have—what the massage therapist really thinks when she's working her magic on your back. Here, seven massage therapists and one former spa manager dish on what they wish you knew and what they wish you'd just stop worrying so much about.
We don't care about your hairy legs—promise.
"The most common comments I get from women are, 'I am so sorry I didn't shave my legs,' and 'I'm sorry, I'm really due for a pedicure.' Let me tell you, it does not bother us to massage your stubbly legs. We massage men's legs, so why would a woman not shaving bother us? Not to mention, as a woman, who wants to shave every day? Not me! As for feet—as long as they're clean, we don't care if they feel a little rough or your nail polish is chipping. So feel free to relax and enjoy your massage!" –Kelly Pellegrino of Reflections Center for Skin & Body
Our #1 goal is to help you relax.
"Massage therapists are masters of illusion. We go to great lengths to keep you in a relaxed state of mind—holding in a sneeze to the point of tears, trapping spiders, and contorting into positions to reach a lotion bottle that has slid across the floor, all while keeping contact with the body. While working at a mountain resort, I even had a coworker trap a mouse during a session! All the while, the guest is blissfully unaware of any disturbance." –Jonna Slade, Spa at JW Chicago
We're not judging your body.
"I've been massaging for almost a decade now, and the only 'hidden' thing that I would want my clients to know is this: I'm not judging you in the way you think I am. While I am not blind to issues—I can see that huge mole as clearly as anyone else—I am not horrified by it at all. People apologize constantly about their bodies. Many women apologize for unshaven legs, to which I reply, 'I didn't shave mine either, so we're even.' While I'm massaging, there is so much information being processed by my fingers that my mind is preoccupied. I just wish people could stand in my shoes for a day and see how lovely their bodies really are. Each person's muscles open a world of possibilities for them." –Kristie Garduño of Clients Kneaded Massage Therapy
Surprise couples' massages are rarely a good idea.
"I was a spa manager in my early 20s and heard constant complaints and comments from massage therapists. Here's a tip: Don't surprise your S.O. with a couple's massage! Make sure he agrees to it ahead of time. I saw guys get so angry and flat out refuse to get the massage. Guys usually get boners during a massage, and all of us at the spa believed this is why they turn them down." –Liz Guidone, massage therapist, Connecticut
Don't drink and massage.
"Alcohol and massage do not mix. Alcohol in certain amounts acts as an anesthetic, which means what doesn't necessarily hurt during the treatment may leave you feeling pretty beat up the next day. Also, if you are pretty buzzed, we may refuse treatment due to liability issues. You need to be of sound mind and able to communicate to receive a treatment. So save your glass of wine for afterward. " –Ashli Carnicelli of The Skincare Belle
Ridiculous stuff happens on the reg.
"One of our regular clients came to our spa for a 60-minute anti-stress massage. As the massage began, soft new-age music started playing in the background. Both the client and the masseuse were blending into the music. About 30 minutes into the massage, the client began to fall asleep. The background music shifted to birds tweeting. The client jumped up and, in the nude, was screaming, 'There are birds here! I hear birds!'" –Anna Pamula, Renu Day Spa
Things can get emotional.
"I was giving a very interesting client her massage. I was doing some trigger-point work and all the sudden she went quiet. Then, I heard a wail-sob that was heartbreaking. She was crying so hard that I could see the tears dropping onto the ground from the face cradle. I asked her, 'Are you okay? What's wrong?' Choking through tears, she told me that she's a man transitioning right now and it's her hormones. You will hear the most intimate stuff and be like a therapist sometimes! I just told her to 'let it out, it happens all the time.'" –Ashley Wirtz, massage therapist, California
It's normal to fart.
"Don't mind farting! The body reacts in different ways to massage work, and one of them is that it helps to relieve digestive stress so the system can do its job. I think of it being similar to when the stomach growls—it's a sign of the body relaxing!" –Heather McCandless of Relevant Bodywork

The First Native American to Earn a Medical Degree

When Susan La Flesche entered medical school in 1886, she had two strikes against her: she was a woman, and she was a Native American. She couldn't vote, and as a member of the Omaha tribe, she was not even considered an American citizen. But she spoke four languages and graduated at the top her class from the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania three years later.
None of the challenges of her education could fully prepare La Flesche for what she encountered upon her return to the reservation as physician for the Omaha Agency, which was operated by the Office of Indian Affairs. Soon after she opened the doors to her new office in the government boarding school, the tribe began to file in. Many of them were sick with tuberculosis or cholera, others simply looking for a clean place to rest. She became their doctor, but in many ways their lawyer, accountant, priest and political liaison. So many of the sick insisted on Dr. Susan, as they called her, that her white counterpart suddenly quit, making her the only physician on a reservation stretching nearly 1,350 square miles.
She dreamed of one day building a hospital for her tribe. But for now, she made house calls on foot, walking miles through wind and snow, on horseback and later in her buggy, traveling for hours to reach a single patient. But even after risking her own life to reach a distant patient, she would often encounter Omahas who rejected her diagnosis and questioned everything she’d learned in a school so far away.
Nevertheless, she persevered. Read the story of Susan La Flesche at Smithsonian.

Drain Linkage

Ignorant teacher refuses to educate ‘ungodly’ Native student

The student, Cierra Fields, is a member of the Oklahoma Cherokee Nation and said that after she decided against participating in the pledge, her teacher shouted at her and removed her from the class.

Sorry, billionaire doomsday preppers — your wealth won’t save you

With Dumbass Trump’s theft of the election and the rising perils of war, climate upheaval, accelerating inequality, and civil unrest, some of the richest people in the United States are making escape plans.

Indiana zombie outbreak

Oops Nevermind: Keystone XL Doesn't Have To Buy American

Labor and Women's Rights Movement Mass Protests

Rural hospitals still turn away women in labor

Mass baby remains in catholic home

Arkansas missionary who ran orphanage in Haiti raped girls he was supposed to be protecting

A 35-year-old Arkansas man has been arrested for sexually abusing children in an orphanage that he and his wife ran in Jacmel, a coastal city in Haiti.

Drunk Dumbass Trump sycophant arrested for attacking gay couple

'You live in Dumbass Trump country now!': Drunk Dumbass Trump sycophant arrested for attacking gay couple

Missouri wingnut tries to block minimum wage hike

22-Year Old DREAMer To Be Deported After Speaking To Press

22-Year Old DREAMer To Be Deported After Speaking To Press

Wrenching Video Captures ICE Snatching California Dad As He Drops His Daughter Off at School

2016 Was a Disaster for America's Democracy

Surprising animal odd couples

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