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Friday, May 5, 2017

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Today in History

Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Jamaica, which he names Santa Gloria.
British attack the American forces at Ft. Ontario, Oswego, New York.
Napoleon Bonaparte dies in exile on the island of St. Helena.
The first mainland railway line opens in Belgium.
Union and Confederate forces clash at the Battle of Williamsburg, part of the Peninsular Campaign.
Mexican forces loyal to Benito Juarez defeat troops sent by Napoleon III in the Battle of Puebla.
A bomb explodes on the fourth day of a workers’ strike in Chicago.
Soviet Communist Party newspaper Pravda begins publishing.
U.S. Marines invade the Dominican Republic.
Eugene Jacques Bullard becomes the first African-American aviator when he earns a flying certificate with the French Air Service.
Anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti are arrested for murder.
American Jesse Owens sets the long jump record.
General Joseph Stilwell learns that the Japanese have cut his railway out of China and is forced to lead his troops into India.
Holland and Denmark are liberated from Nazi control.
Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space.
173rd Airborne Brigade arrives in Bien Hoa-Vung, Vietnam, the first regular U.S. Army unit deployed to that country.
U.S. Air Force planes hit Nhi Ha, South Vietnam in support of attacking infantrymen.
Pulitzer Prize awarded to Norman Mailer for his ‘nonfiction novel’ Armies of the Night, an account of the 1967 anti-Vietnam War march on the Pentagon.
Congress opens Iran-Contra hearings.
The Sun, Earth, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn align – Earth’s moon is also almost in this alignment – leading to Doomsday predictions of massive natural disasters, although such a ‘grand confluence’ occurs about once in every century.

Treasure hunter may have found Columbus's anchor

The Public Does Not Really Have a Clue About Fake News

Delta Flight Attendant Threatens Parents with Jail for Refusing to Give Up 2-Year-Old Son's Seat

The surgeon general's sudden dismissal should alarm all doctors

The day after being fired, Murthy confirmed on Facebook that he had refused to abandon his commitment to "a healthier and more compassionate America." Faced with a conflict between personal or career interest and the interests of his patient - the American population - he chose principle over paycheck, like a doctor should.
On Wednesday, seven US senators wrote to Dumbass Trump asking why Murthy was removed from his position before his term had expired "in light of (the) Administration's pattern of politically motivated and ethically questionable personnel decisions." Had it been his stance on gun control? Criminal drug policy? Affordable health care? Or was he dismissed for being the kind of fellow who joined forces with Elmo to debunk the anti-vaccination myths Dumbass Trump has given credence to?
The surgeon general's sudden dismissal should alarm all doctors

Flint sends foreclosure notices to 8,000 residents who refused to pay for contaminated water

The ongoing saga of lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan, got yet another layer on May 4, when 8,002 residents received foreclosure notices for failure to pay their water bills.

Tennessee Scientology facility closed after cops find patients held against their will

A series of psychiatric facilities run by the Church of Scientology in Cannon County, Tenn. has been closed after police found that patients there were being held against their will.
Via Tony Ortega, the Cannon Courier reports that several facilities in the county were shut down after police received a 911 call from someone within one of the facilities, whom they found locked inside a cabin with no way to get out.
The man then told officers that he had been held at the facility for the past nine months, during which he had been treated with unknown drugs.
The operator of the facilities, a man named Marc Vallieres, was arrested and charged with two felony counts of facilitation of kidnapping, while two other men who worked at the facility pled guilty to misdemeanors.
The Cannon County Sheriff’s Department subsequently announced that all the facilities had been closed and were no longer operating in the county.

Wingnuts' Latest Health Care Replacement Bill Is Even More Heartless

You're Not Safe from Wingnuts' Obamacare Replacement if You Get Your Insurance Through Work

Fox And Friends: Covering Preexisting Conditions Is 'A Luxury'

'No doesn't always mean no'

A loophole in North Carolina law prevents women from revoking consent during sex even if their partner turns violent.
When Amy Guy’s estranged husband, Jonathan Wayne Guy, showed up drunk at her home in December, she decided consenting to sex was the “safer” option.
“Since he was getting angry, I figured it would be better to go ahead and agree to the sex because I figured that was the safer thing for me to do,” Guy told WRAL this week.
When the sex turned violent, Guy said that she begged him to stop. But he refused.
Guy reported the crime and her husband was charged with second-degree rape. But the charge was later dropped due to a 1979 North Carolina Supreme Court case which ruled that consent cannot be revoked once sex begins.

Reporter says Fox 'News' fired her for using harassment hotline

A Fox 'News' radio correspondent filed a lawsuit on Thursday claiming she was fired for complaining about sex discrimination, after the network encouraged employees to report harassment amid a barrage of legal claims.
Jessica Golloher, who covers the Middle East and North Africa for Fox 'News' Radio Network, says in the lawsuit that instead of addressing complaints, Fox is using the harassment hotline “to paint targets on the backs of employees.”
In the lawsuit, filed in New York state court, Golloher says that in April she reported sex discrimination to a lawyer at the firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, which Fox retained last year to conduct an internal probe of harassment complaints.
The next day, Golloher was told she would be laid off in August due to budgetary concerns, the complaint says.
“Terminating an employee within 24 hours of utilizing the ‘hotline’ … is yet another indication of (Fox’s) lack of oversight and retaliatory animus for those that are brave enough to report unlawful conduct,” Golloher’s lawyer, Douglas Wigdor, said in a statement.

Dumbass Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Pedophile Ring

Last fall’s allegations of sexual assault against Dumbass Trump failed to stop his junta but one of the more explosive of those allegations is once again making headlines.

Dumbass Trump’s new ‘religious liberty’ order will let more employers reject reproductive healthcare

Dumbass Trump’s new “religious liberty” order is battling his cabal’s healthcare bill for headlines, but his order will work to undo an important Obamacare mandate without repeal.

Teenage Girl Scout stands up to angry neo-Nazi

Powerful photo shows teenage Girl Scout standing up to angry neo-Nazi
You Go Girl!

White nationalist figurehead Richard Spencer is a dorky mama’s boy with no real accomplishments

White nationalism is real scary, but white nationalism, it turns out, cannot bear too much scrutiny. So much of its power depends on the rest of us not knowing much about the people advancing it.

Scientists call for more precision in global warming predictions

Swirling storm on Jupiter will soon be earth-sized

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