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Today in History

Leaders of the Mayflower expedition frame the “Mayflower Compact,” designed to bolster unity among the settlers.
Jean de Rozier and the Marquis d’Arlandes make the first free-flight ascent in a balloon to over 500 feet in Paris.
North Carolina ratifies the Constitution, becoming the 12th state to do it.
Franklin Colman, a pro-slavery Missourian, guns down Charles Dow, a Free Stater from Ohio, near Lawrence, Kansas.
From Georgia, Confederate General John B. Hood launches the Franklin-Nashville Campaign into Tennessee.
Motorized omnibuses replace horse-drawn cars in Paris.
In San Juan, President Theodore Roosevelt pledges citizenship for Puerto Rican people.
The Cunard liner Mauritania sets a new speed record for steamship travel; 624 miles in a one day run.
Sailors on board Brazil’s most powerful military units, including the brand-new warships Minas Geraes, São Paulo, and Bahia, violently rebel in what comes to be known as the Revolta da Chibata (Revolt of the Lash). The rebellion is the direct result of the use of whips (“lashes”) by white naval officers when punishing Afro-Brazilian and mulatto enlisted sailors.
Suffragettes storm Parliament in London. All are arrested and all choose prison terms.
German ace Rudolf von Eschwege is killed over Macedonia when he attacks a booby-trapped observation balloon packed with explosives.
The last German troops leave Alsace-Lorraine, France.
Police turn machine guns on striking Colorado mine workers, killing five and wounding 20.
A New York court rules Gloria Vanderbilt unfit for custody of her daughter.
Cole Porter’s musical Anything Goes premieres at New York’s Alvin Theatre.
The United Nations grants Libya its independence by 1952.
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the air quality act, allotting $428 million for the fight against pollution.
U.S. planes conduct widespread bombing raids in North Vietnam.
US Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard is arrested for spying and passing classified information to Israel; he received a life sentence on Nov. 1, 1987.
The Justice Department begins an inquiry in the National Security Council into what will become known as the Iran-Contra scandal.
The Dayton Peace Agreement is initialed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio; the agreement, formally ratified in Paris on Dec. 14, ends the three-and-a-half year war between Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Anti-Syrian Lebanese Minister and MP Pierre Gemayel is assassinated in Beirut.

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Jehovah's Witness elder admits to sexual abuse of boy that was covered up by cult

A Jehovah’s Witness cult elder admitted to sexually assaulting one of his teenage students.
Jason Morris Gorski pleaded guilty last week in California to two counts of lewd acts with a minor, reported the OC Weekly.
The 44-year-old Gorski met the 13-year-old victim while teaching Southwestern Longview Private School in Long Beach, and while serving as an elder at the Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall congregation in Cypress, which the boy also attended.

Anti-vaxx dad who treated dying son with maple syrup instead of medicine lashes out at justice system

The anti-vaccine father of a toddler who died from untreated meningitis is blaming everyone but himself after an appeals court upheld his four-month sentence.

Charles Manson quotes: The madness of a murderer

“You know, a long time ago being crazy meant something. Nowadays everybody's crazy.” Interview with Diane Sawyer in 1994.
Charles Manson, the charismatic and murderous leader of the cult known as the Family, has died at age 83.

Twitter reacts to cult leader Charles Manson's death

Notorious cult leader Charles Manson, whose followers went on a murder spree in Los Angeles in 1969, plunging the city in fear and the country in shock, passed away on Nov. 19 at a hospital in Kern County, California. He was 83.

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‘Fuck Trump’ truck driver now targeting Texas sheriff who threatened her with arrest

A Texas woman took aim at the sheriff who called for her arrest over a anti-Dumbass Trump message on her truck.
Sheriff Troy Nehls called for disorderly conduct charges over the “fuck Trump” decals on the pickup she and her husband drive.
She added a message against Nehls:
“Fuck Trump and fuck you for voting for him,” the decals read. “Fuck Troy Nehls and fuck you for voting for him.”
The ACLU of Texas offered to assist Fonseca after the sheriff posted a photo of the truck on Facebook and claimed the prosecutor had approved charges — which the district attorney disputes.

Cable News Attention Deficit Disorder Is Harming America

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Explosion of anti-Muslim sentiment feared amid push for new mosque in hometown of the ‘Crying Nazi’

Will Coley calls himself “America’s favorite Redneck Muslim” — and he is renovating an old house to turn it into a mosque in Keene, New Hampshire, the home of “Crying Nazi” Chris Cantwell.

The 'Redneck Revolt' is showing up at gun shows and KKK circle jerks to end white supremacy

Last year, following the presidential election, I wrote a column suggesting that people who identify as White consider working in their own families and communities to address the racism and bigotry that helped to put Dumbass Trump in office. I asked what if the well-intentioned White allies who have moved to urban centers to “help” communities of color had instead remained in their own communities—however racially regressive and intolerable—and worked to make them better at engaging in race relations.

Are whales left-handed or right-handed?

Animals can be left-handed or right-handed just like humans, including the largest ones that have ever lived. But they can also be ambidextrous.
Scientists saw this dynamic in action while they were watching several dozen blue whales in the Pacific Ocean do barrel rolls to get food. Although there were animals that showed a preference for using their right side — the whale equivalent of right-handedness that we see in people — even those specific whales did left-handed barrel rolls on this one food-related behavior, according to a study in the journal Current Biology.

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