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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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Today in History

1502 Christopher Columbus leaves Spain on his final trip to the New World.
1754 The first newspaper cartoon in America appears.
1813 U.S. troops under William Henry Harrison take Fort Meigs from British and Canadian troops.
1864 Union General John Sedgwick is shot and killed by a Confederate sharpshooter during fighting at Spotsylvania. His last words are: “They couldn’t hit an elephant at this dist–“
1859 Threatened by the advancing French army, the Austrian army retreats across the River Sesia in Italy.
1915 German and French forces fight the Battle of Artois.
1926 Explorers Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett make the first flight over the North Pole.
1936 Fascist Italy captures the city of Addis Abba, Ethiopia and annexes the country.
The Royal Navy captures the German submarine U-110. Onboard is the latest Enigma machine, which will help Allied cryptographers eventually break the German code. 
1946 King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy abdicates his throne and is replaced by Umberto I.
1962 A laser beam is successfully bounced off the moon for the first time.
1974 The House Judiciary Committee begins formal hearings on Nixon impeachment.

A pirate walked into a bar…

A pirate walked into a bar, and the bartender said, “Hey, I haven’t seen you in a while.
What happened? You look terrible.”
“What do you mean?” said the pirate, “I feel fine.”
“What about the wooden leg? You didn’t have that before.”
“Well,” said the pirate, “We were in a battle, and I got hit with a cannon ball, but I’m fine now.”
The bartender replied, “Well, OK, but what about that hook? What happened to your hand?”
The pirate explained, “We were in another battle. I boarded a ship and got into a sword fight. My hand was cut off. I got fitted with a hook but I’m fine, really..”
“What about that eye patch?”
“Oh,” said the pirate, “One day we were at sea, and a flock of birds flew over. I looked up, and one of them shit in my eye.”
“You’re kidding,” said the bartender. “You couldn’t lose an eye just from bird shit.”
“Well, It was my first day with the hook.”

Is It Safe to Use Aluminum Foil in Cooking?

7,000 bodies from a 19th century asylum discovered buried under Ole Miss campus

A new report from USA Today reveals that could be as many as 7,000 bodies buried under the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. The bodies are believed to belong to patients of an old state mental institution, known only as the “Insane Asylum”.

Penn State fraternity knew dying pledge needed medical help but did nothing

His fraternity brothers knew he desperately needed help, yet instead of calling 911, they devised a plan to cover up the death of their pledge, who was found at the bottom of the stairs leading to the basement.

Can Anyone Cook Up a Worse Idea for UN Climate Talks Than Giving the Fossil Industry a Front Seat?

Girl Scout Stares Down Neo-Nazi, Proving She's The Bigger Badass

Anyone who says Girl Scouts aren't sash-wearing badasses is either a misogynist or has never been strong-armed by Scouts selling cookies, because Girl Scouts have moxie to spare.But it takes more than moxie to stand up to a Neo-Nazi's threats as he goes marching down the street during a rally- it takes true grit and conviction derived from knowing you're on the right side of the road.
A smarmy skinhead started shouting threats at a Girl Scout named Lucie,  who was standing proud in opposition of the Neo-Nazis during a march they held in Brno, Czech Republic, and do you know what she did?Nothing. She gave zero f$%ks about that bald-headed punk's BS, which made a perfect photo-op for photographer Vladimír Čičmanec but only made the skinhead angrier.
He got up in her face and brave Lucie stood her ground without batting an eye, proving she's twice the badass that Neo-Nazi scumbag will ever be!

Macron Wins French Presidency By Decisive Margin Over Le Pen

The Nazis lost and on May 8th just like they did in 1945.

Racism in America's Police Departments Is So Much Worse Than Most Americans Understand

Did You Catch This Hidden Theme in 'The Handmaid's Tale'?

SNL Nails How Men Would Really React in 'The Handmaid's Tale'

24 of the Biggest Issues Facing the Country

America’s Biggest Corporations Are Quietly Boosting Dumbass Trump's Hate Agenda

DeVos Deregulation Is Robbing Your Kids' Education

How DeVos Deregulation Is Robbing Your Kids' Education

Chicago Is the Beating Heart of the Disastrous Charter School Agenda

'Older People Are Going to Be Paying Five Times More’

Marquis de Sade Would Tip His Hat to the Cruelty Baked into the Wingnut Health Care Bill

Do you see the flame in the photo?

Neither do the birds.
From the New York Times:
But that flare, burning off methane created by decomposing garbage, poses a potentially lethal threat to unsuspecting birds that pass through it. Larger birds have been found with singed wings, unable to fly or fend for themselves. Bird-watchers believe that smaller ones are simply incinerated...
Mr. Aberback said the authority had plans to capture methane at another of its landfills, but that was “not currently a viable option for the Kingsland Landfill flare.”
The Fish and Wildlife Service says the authority has already followed through on some of its suggestions, like removing a number of possible perches for birds around the flame. A local electric company has agreed to take out or retrofit power lines and other equipment to make them less attractive to migrating birds. Finding a way to make the flare visible to birds is among the other ideas officials say are being explored.

Animal Pictures