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Today in History

Louis XIV declares war on the Netherlands.
A congress of colonial leaders criticizes British influence in the colonies and affirms their right to “Life, liberty and property.”
George Washington proclaims this a National Thanksgiving Day in honor of the new Constitution. This date was later used to set the date for Thanksgiving.
Napoleon Bonaparte‘s army begins crossing the Berezina River over two hastily constructed bridges.
The Kappa Alpha Society, the second American college Greek-letter fraternity, is founded.
The first National Thanksgiving is celebrated.
The Hope diamond is brought to New York.
The Duma lends its support to the Czar in St. Petersburg, who claims he has renounced autocracy.
The Bolsheviks offer an armistice between Russian and the Central Powers.
Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter, archeologists, open King Tut’s tomb, undisturbed for 3,000 years.
Poland renews its nonaggression pact with the Soviet Union to protect against a German invasion.
The Soviet Union charges Finland with an artillery attack on its border.
The Japanese fleet departs from the Kuril Islands en route to its attack on Pearl Harbor.
France expels 19 Soviet citizens, charging them with intervention in internal affairs.
India becomes a sovereign democratic republic.
North Korean and Chinese troops halt a UN offensive.
President Dwight Eisenhower suffers a minor stroke.
Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme is found guilty of an attempt on Gerald Ford’s life.
Oil deposits equaling OPEC reserves are found in Venezuela.
Yasuhiro Nakasone is elected the 71st Japanese prime minister.
At London’s Heathrow Airport, almost 6,800 gold bars worth nearly £26 million are stolen from a Brinks-MAT vault.
Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland’s parliament.
Wingnut candidate the shrub is certified the winner of Florida’s electoral votes, giving him enough electoral votes to defeat Democrat Al Gore Jr. for the US presidency, despite losing the popular vote.
NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani checkpost in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others.

Pussy Riot takes you inside Putin's prison

“I want people to know what it’s like to be behind bars in Russia, where at any moment your rights can be taken from you,” says Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda “Nadya” Tolokonnikova during a break from rehearsals for a new immersive theater experience in London.

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Unregulated religious daycares get millions in tax funds

Religious daycares across the country take million in government subsidies — and due to a “Dog Loophole” based in complaints regarding the separation of cult and state, they’re often exempt from typical regulation and even licensing that keeps the children that attend them safe.

Strange pond in Antarctic could explain water on Mars

In Antarctica, there is a pond so salty that it is impervious to freezing and remains liquid throughout the harsh arctic winters. To make matters even stranger, scientists are clueless as to how the lake got there, calling it as rare as a “pink elephant.” However, seeing as Antarctica is as close as we can get to studying Mars without actually going to the Red Planet, scientists are keen to understand the water’s mysterious origins.

Billionaires unite to find aliens

Earlier this week, Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announced at the New Space Age conference in Seattle his plans to sponsor a project to send spaceships to Saturn’s moon Enceladus to search for alien life. Milner appears to be the latest in a recent trend of billionaires setting their sights on the stars and using their money to help man explore the cosmos.

Government shuts down homemade rocket launch by man believes the earth is flat

In an effort to prove the Earth is flat, 61-year-old “Mad” Mike Hughes plans to launch himself thousands of feet in the air in a homemade rocket. But his launch—which was originally set for Saturday—has been postponed, The Washington Post reported Friday afternoon.

Big tobacco forced to admit smoking dangers

They can't lie about it anymore.
Big Tobacco is launching a forced campaign to inform the public of the deadly nature of smoking— and its own tactics—in "corrective statements" running in newspapers and on television as the result of a nine-month civil racketeering trial.

How should we protest neo-Nazis?

After the murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, many people are asking themselves what they should do if Nazis rally in their city. Should they put their bodies on the line in counterdemonstrations? Some say yes.
History says no. Take it from me: I study the original Nazis.
We have an ethical obligation to stand against fascism and racism. But we also have an ethical obligation to do so in a way that doesn’t help the fascists and racists more than it hurts them.

Wingnut consultant and anti-pot advocate sues former opponent for disclosing his medical marijuana card

A wingnut consultant whose firm represents a number of anti-marijuana clients filed suit against his former political opponents for allegedly disclosing his medical marijuana card.
 Again, wingnut hypocrisy rears it's scaly head ...

High Priestess of Hallucinogens Amanda Feilding Is Exploring Microdosing

Funding Big Pharma to Help with Millions of Addicts They Created

'Comfort Women' day bill passes in South Korea

Lawmakers in South Korea OK'd legislation Friday that would create a holiday to recognize the thousands of sex slaves, or "comfort women," used by the Japanese military during World War II—despite the damage the event could do to the country's relationship with Tokyo. 

Reporting a rape can bring doubt, abuse — and even prosecution

The women accusing the wingnut Roy Moore of sexual misconduct have faced doubt and derision. Other women, who have alleged sexual assault or harassment by powerful men in Hollywood, Silicon Valley and elsewhere, have become targets for online abuse or had their careers threatened. Harvey Weinstein went so far as to hire ex-Mossad operatives to investigate the personal history of the actress Rose McGowan, to discourage her from publicly accusing him of rape.
There are many reasons for women to think twice about reporting sexual assault. But one potential consequence looms especially large: They may also be prosecuted.

Colorado Springs minister caught on tape admitting he impregnated a 14-year-old girl

Authorities in Colorado Springs have arrested a licensed minister who allegedly impregnated a 14-year-old, KKTV News reports.
Romello Leach, 22, was arrested on multiple felony counts for Sexual Assault on a Child, Pattern of Abuse.

Virginia youth pastor accused of murdering his family on Thanksgiving

Officers have arrested youth pastor Chris Gattis after they found two women and a man shot to death at a home in Chester, Virginia.

St. Louis police shut down entire mall to violently arrest black lawmaker for protesting racial injustice

Police in St. Louis shut down a large shopping mall on “Black Friday” to arrest activists protesting police violence. The arrests included a state Rep. Bruce Franks Jr. (D), a black lawmaker who could be heard screaming in pain...

Ohio cop arrested twice in less than 3 hours for drunk driving and speeding

Officials released new video on Friday from the arrest of an off-duty Cleveland, Ohio highway patrolman who was pulled over twice in less than three hours for driving under the influence and speeding.

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