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Thursday, August 24, 2017

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Today in History

Mount Vesuvius erupts destroying Pompeii, Stabiae, Herculaneum and other smaller settlements.
German barbarians sack Rome.
In South America, Gonzalo Pizarro returns to the mouth of the Amazon River after having sailed the length of the great river as far as the Andes Mountains.
Some 50,000 people are put to death in the ‘Massacre of St. Bartholomew’ as Charles IX of France attempts to rid the country of Huguenots.
King Louis XVI abolishes torture as a means to get suspects to confess.
British troops under General Robert Ross capture Washington, D.C., which they set on fire in retaliation for the American burning of the parliament building in York (Toronto), the capital of Upper Canada.
Charlotte Bronte, using the pseudonym Currer Bell, sends a manuscript of Jane Eyre to her publisher in London.
Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York, patents the waffle iron.
Thomas Edison files a patent for the motion picture camera.
Congress passes the first graduated income tax law, which is declared unconstitutional the next year.
Thomas Brooks is shot and killed by an unknown assailant beginning a six year feud with the McFarland family.
By an act of Congress, Alaska is given a territorial legislature of two houses.
In the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, the third carrier-versus-carrier battle of the war, U.S. naval forces defeat a Japanese force attempting to screen reinforcements for the Guadalcanal fighting.
Edith Mae Irby becomes the first African-American student to attend the University of Arkansas.
Congress outlaws the Communist Party in the United States.
The US State Department cables its embassy in Saigon that if South Vietnam’s president Ngo Dinh Diem does not remove his brother Ngo Dinh Nhu as his political adviser the US would explore alternative leadership, setting the stage for a coup by ARVN generals.
The principal leaders of Greece’s 1967 coup—Georgios Papadopoulos, Stylianos Pattakos, and Nikolaos Maarezos—are sentenced to death for high treason, later commuted to life in prison.
 Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life for murdering former Beatles band member John Lennon.
Colombian drug lords declare “total and absolute war” on Colombia’s government, bombing the offices of two political parties and burning two politicians’ homes.
Baseball commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti bans Pete Rose from baseball for gambling.
Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union; Ukraine declares its independence from USSR.
Hurricane Andrew makes landfall in Florida. The Category 5 storm, which had already caused extensive damage in the Bahamas, caused $26.5 billion in US damages, caused 65 deaths, and felled 70,000 acres of trees in the Everglades.
Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) create an initial accord regarding partial self-rule for Palestinians living on the West Bank, the Agreement on Preparatory Transfer of Powers and Responsibilities.
Chechnyan suicide bombers blow up two airliners near Moscow, killing 89 passengers.
Pluto is downgraded to a dwarf planet when the International Astronomical Union (IAU) redefines “planet.”
The Mexican criminal syndicate Los Zetas kills 72 illegal immigrants from Central and South America in San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

'Game of Thrones' incest and why it's OK

Game of Thrones has caused viewers a moral quandary this season.
Is it OK to want Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) to make sweet Targaryen love, knowing that they are, in fact, related?

Five amazing natural phenomena that are harder to see than a total eclipse

That's a wrap on another total solar eclipse. And while the coincidental geometry and views of the phenomenon are certainly awe-inspiring, it's worth noting it's not that hard to see a total eclipse. Yes, it's a rare scenario—the last time the path of totality swept across the entire nation was in 1918—but a smaller swath of the country will be hit with totality in 2024, and 2045 will usher in a path almost as nation-wide as the one we were treated to this year. If you're willing and able to travel a smidgen further, South America is set to see total eclipses in 2019 and 2020.

Wasting Food Hurts the Environment

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Texas boy sent home from school over long hair

A Texas boy was sent home from school because his long brown hair reached past his shoulders. The boy, four-year-old Jabez, was turned away at Barber's Hill kindergarten center in the Houston area and told he could not return until his hair was cut short, according to local media reports. 

“I’m tired of eating human flesh”

Four men in South Africa have appeared in court facing charges of cannibalism after one of them handed himself in to police claiming that he was “tired” of eating human flesh.
Appearing in court on Monday, three men, aged 22, 29 and 32, were charged with murder and possession of human organs and tissue while a fourth, 31, was charged solely with possession of human organs and tissue, The Times reported. The suspects are due to attend a bail hearing on August 28.

Surplus Dumbass Trump Stress

Online Real Estate Companies Are Making School Segregation Worse

The One Percent Plans to Ride out the End of the World in Style

'Open Carry' Laws Are Designed to Intimidate and Undermine Public Order

Is the United States on the Brink of Erupting in Mass Violence?

Sessions and Dumbass Trump Have Restarted the War on Drugs

With the Pervasive Use of War as Metaphor, We Are All at War, All the Time

Arizona wingnut won’t show up for her job after being caught declaring ‘white pride’

Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller refused to attend Monday’s Board of Supervisors meeting after she was caught declaring her “white pride” on Facebook after the Charlottesville, Virginia violence.

Wingnut Thought He Was Too Important To Be Booked, Printed, Judge Says No Way

Body-Slamming Wingnut Thought He Was Too Important To Be Booked, Printed, Judge Says No Way
Asshole learns nobody is above the law.

PayPal Bans Geller

A Nazi accusing others of being Nazis ... how original
Geller, a hate monger who is infamous for inciting hate against Muslims, cried foul this week after PayPal joined other tech companies in closing the accounts of white supremacists.

Pit Bulls save children from copperhead snake lurking in their yard

While pit bulls might sometimes get a bad rap, these two pups are being hailed as heroes after they rescued a youngster from a copperhead snake.
Last week, Slayer and Paco the pit bulls were playing in the yard of their home with their owner's grandchildren: 4-year-old Zayden and 1-year-old Mallory.
As the dogs were playing with the kids, however, they suddenly became transfixed on something in the grass. The dogs' owner, Melissa Butt, says that since the pitties are very well-trained, she became alarmed when they would not stop barking at the unknown disturbance.

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