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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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Today in History

Major Roger Rogers takes possession of Detroit on behalf of Britain.
Louis XVI promulgates an edict of tolerance, granting civil status to Protestants.
The last elements of Napoleon Bonaparte‘s Grand Armee retreat across the Berezina River in Russia.
The Battle of Fort Sanders, Knoxville, Tenn., ends with a Confederate withdrawal.
Colonel John M. Chivington’s 3rd Colorado Volunteers massacre Black Kettles’ camp of Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians at Sand Creek, Colo.
An Inquiry into the U.S. Postal Service demonstrates the government has lost millions in fraud.
An international commission headed by American banker Charles Dawes is set up to investigate the German economy.
Commander Richard Byrd makes the first flight over the South Pole.
The Spanish government seizes large estates for land redistribution.
Soviet planes bomb an airfield at Helsinki, Finland.
The Metropolitan Opera is televised for the first time as the season opens with “Othello.”
The popular children’s television show, Kukla, Fran and Ollie, premieres.
The United States announces it will conduct atomic tests at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific.
NASA launches a chimpanzee named Enos into Earth orbit.
Algeria bans the Communist Party.
President Lyndon B. Johnson appoints Chief Justice Earl Warren head of a commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
US Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces his resignation.
Atari announces the release of Pong, the first commercially successful video game.
Armed forces of the Philippines besiege The Peninsula Manila in response to a mutiny led by Senator Antonio Trillanes.

President Obama, Not Dumbass Trump, May Be Invited To Royal Wedding

Obama, Not Trump, May Be Invited To Royal Wedding

Meghan Markle 'won't be allowed to be black princess'

"Britain’s relationship with race will change forever," screamed the headline above a Guardian column after news of Prince Harry's engagement to Meghan Markle broke on Monday, but the excitement might be premature — Markle will likely be instructed by royal advisors to hide that she is biracial and probably won't end up doing much to improve the rocky race relations in the United Kingdom, according to two noted British scholars.

Racists cry bitter tears after Prince Harry announces engagement to Meghan Markle

England’s royal family will soon be embracing a new family member, as Prince Harry announced on Monday that he is engaged to American-born actress Meghan Markle.

Mikayla Holmgren became the first woman with Down Syndrome to compete in state beauty pageant

History was made Saturday during the Miss Minnesota USA pageant when the beauty competition included its first contestant with Down syndrome.
Mikayla Holmgren became the first woman with Down syndrome to compete in the beauty pageant. The 22-year-old is from Stillwater, Minnesota -- which is nearly 30 miles west of Minneapolis.

Transgender acceptance differs among religions

The American public is fundamentally divided on whether people can be a different gender than the one they were assigned at birth—and it’s separated along religious lines, according to a study from the Pew Research Center published Monday.

Oregon sexual assault victim goes public after state police fail to process her rape kit after one year

“In nobody’s mind is that OK,” said lab head Capt. Alex Gardner, who stated that the goal is to turn around test results in 30 days.

Worms born in 'Mars soil' for first time

Worms have been born in a Mars soil simulant for the first time, bringing the prospect of farming on the Red Planet a step closer to reality. As earthworms are fundamental to healthy soil on Earth, their reproductive success could be integral to agricultural sustainability on Mars—good news for Elon Musk, who recently announced a plan to colonize Mars by 2022.

Fried Foods Are Bad for You

Adult woman screams at mall Santa for being fake, no sleigh

The Santa Claus at the Dufferin Mall in Toronto was faced with a much larger dilemma than an ornery child this week, instead an adult woman challenged Santa’s very identity.
“Do you have a sleigh? No? You fucking dickhead,” screams the woman as she calls for security to remove the seemingly fake Santa. “You’re not even real, I heard about it when I was a young kid!” The security guards eventually end up speaking with the woman going on the profanity-laced argument against Santa Claus -- or perhaps his stand-in replacement. "You're not magic, you're not real!" she continues.

We Are Living in Perilous Times ...

US top court spurns challenge to Maryland assault weapons ban

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a setback on Monday to gun rights proponents including the National Rifle Association, refusing to hear a challenge to Maryland’s 2013 state ban on assault weapons enacted after a Connecticut school massacre.

Will the Alt Right Produce the Next Timothy McVeigh?

KKK lieutenant looking at prison time for running pill mills

Kenny Knight managed to stay out of trouble while working as a “lieutenant” and campaign manager for former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke, but his role in a Louisiana “pill mill” scheme is likely to get him prison time.

Washington Post Exposes James O'Keefe's Lame Attempt To Frame Them

Washington Post Exposes James O'Keefe's Lame Attempt To Frame Them

Netflix just trolled James O’Keefe and Project Veritas in the best possible way

The video streaming service Netflix on Monday posted a low-key dig at Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe after the Washington Post busted a woman trying to pull off a sting operation on the newspaper.

Woman linked to James O’Keefe tried to discredit media with false story Roy Moore impregnated her at 15

A woman who appears to be working with James O’Keefe’s “Project Veritas” tried to peddle a false story about Alabama wingnut Roy Moore to the Washington Post—and was foiled by reporters in the process.

Orcas May Be Proving They're The Ultimate Predators By Preying On Great White Sharks

It's common knowledge that orcas and great white sharks are two of the scariest and most vicious oceanic predators, both fairly evenly matched in terms of size, speed and ferocity.
What we don't always know is which one of the two savage predators would win in a fight, because depending on the circumstances it's pretty much a toss-up.
But a recent discovery on the shores of South Africa's Western Cape province proves once and for all why orcas would win- because they're smart and precise killers, like Jack the Rippers of the sea:
The great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, is considered the most voracious apex predator in temperate marine ecosystems worldwide, playing a key role in controlling ecosystem dynamics.
As a result, it is difficult to imagine a great white as prey. And yet, earlier this year the carcasses of five great whites washed ashore along South Africa’s Western Cape province. Ranging in size from 2.7 meters (9ft) to 4.9 meters (16ft), the two females and three males all had one thing in common: holes puncturing the muscle wall between the pectoral fins. Strangest of all, their livers were missing.
The bite marks inflicted, together with confirmed sightings indicate that orcas, Orcinus orca, were responsible for this precisely-targeted predation.
The diet of orcas is often geographic or population specific. Those populations predating in South African waters have been documented targeting smaller shark species for their livers. Cow sharks, blues and makos caught on longlines have had their livers removed by orcas, alongside the brains of the billfish also caught. Cow shark carcasses without livers have also washed ashore near Cape Town, and again, this followed nearby orca sightings.
With no doubt that orcas are using highly specialized hunting strategies to target the liver; the real question is: why?

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