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Sunday, December 10, 2017

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Today in History

Mississippi is admitted as the 20th state.
Kentucky is admitted to the Confederate States of America.
The U.S. House of Representatives passes a bill creating the state of West Virginia.
Governor John Campbell signs the bill that grants women in Wyoming Territory the right to vote as well as hold public office.
The United States and Spain sign the Treaty of Paris, ceding Spanish possessions, including the Philippines, to the United States.
The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to the International Red Cross.
U.S. troops are called to guard Berlin as a coup is feared.
Captain Ross Smith becomes the first person to fly 11,500 miles from England to Australia.
Japanese troops invade the Philippine island of Luzon.
The siege of Tobruk in North Africa is raised.
Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill that postpones a draft of pre-Pearl Harbor fathers.
Allied forces bomb Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.
150,000 French troops mass at the border in Vietnam to prevent a Chinese invasion.
Dr. Ralph J. Bunche becomes the first African-American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
On UN Human Rights Day, the Soviet Union places 20 prominent dissidents under house arrest, cutting off telephones and threatening to break up a planned silent demonstration in Moscow’s Pushkin Square. Soviet newspapers decry human rights violations elsewhere in the world.
President of Egypt Anwar Sadat and Prime Minister of Israel Menachem Begin are jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Democracy is restored to Argentina with the assumption of Raul Alfonsin.
Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj announces the establishment of Mongolia’s democratic movement that changes the second oldest communist country into a democracy.
The Wearmouth Colliery in Sunderland, East England, closes, marking the end of the County Durham coalfield, which had been in operation since the Middle Ages.

Astronomers just discovered a supermassive black hole from the dawn of the universe

And it's much bigger than we expected.
There was a bang. A big one. It was the beginning of everything, but for several hundred million years, all was darkness. Then, lights started flickering to life, stars and gases and galaxies all coming online.

Legal pot: Canada will sell marijuana in liquor stores

One province in Canada has decided to sell its marijuana in liquor stores.
Nova Scotia, a province on Canada’s eastern shore, announced on Thursday that the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation, its sole alcohol distributor, would sell the drug in its stores and on its website once Canada legalizes weed in July of next year.

Is it possible to have sex with a ghost?

Talk about otherworldly sex!
Amethyst Realm, a 27-year-old “spiritual guidance counselor” in England, says sex with ghosts is much better than sex with men—and she should know because she's made love with at least 20 ghouls.

This tiny bit of the brain could offer clues about addiction

Neuroscientists know a lot about what happens in the brain when someone decides to do something, like reach for a cookie on the office snack table. What they’re less certain about, though, is what happens when someone starts to do something, and then quickly decides to stop—like starting to reach for a cookie, seeing that there’s a spider sitting on it, and pulling your hand away.

Common cooking oil has been linked to dementia and Alzheimer's

Cooking with canola oil is extremely common, but a new study might make you think before subbing it in for the ever-popular olive. Researchers from Temple University found that canola decreased learning ability, inhibited memory and led to weight gain for mice with Alzheimer’s disease.  

Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Dr. Pepper Sued Over Misleading Diet Soda Ads

The Destructive Process of Banishing Students to 'Alternative Schools

'Why do Mexicans smell like that?'

Despite testimony from multiple students claiming they heard a basketball coach make racist remarks to students, the Shawnee Mission South High School appears not to have properly investigated those claims.

New Mexico school gunman was investigated by FBI

A gunman who killed two students at a New Mexico high school and then took his own life was a former student who was investigated by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation last year after he asked online about buying weapons for a mass shooting, officials said on Friday.

The U.S. Military Is Bioengineering Plants to Be Spies

Here are 11 of the most punchable faces of 2017

It has been a very weird year compared to the past few to the point where someone like Jackass Cruz (r-Zodiac Killer) is barely a blip on our screen because he seems sort of “meh” compared to the daily tsunami of Dumbass Trump atrocities that have us drowning in depression — and depending upon Robert Mueller and Zoloft (Ask your doctor if ZOLOFT is right for you) to pull us through.

Millennials and Capitalism Just Don't Mix

The Power of Words and the War on Democracy

Daniel Ellsberg Reveals He Was a Nuclear War Planner,

What will Dumbass Trump's declaration on Jerusalem mean to Palestinians?

When Dumbass Trump on Dec. 5 recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, he not only effectively endorsed Israel’s annexation of East Jerusalem, which Palestinians have also long claimed as their own – he also radically altered the direction of American foreign policy in the Middle East.

The Real Evil Behind the Wingnuts' Tax and Budget Plans

The Wingnut Attack on Net Neutrality Is an Attack on Democracy and Free Speech

Wingnut Trolls Are Manipulating Twitter Into Silencing Journalists and Dumbass Trump Critics

Are the Lunatic Fringe Wingnuts Attempting Another Media Takeover?

Thurgood Marshall was a civil rights lawyer battling the same injustices we still do today

After garnering eight NAACP Image Award nominations and a Grammy nomination for best song, Marshall, an independent film you may have missed earlier this year, is back in theaters this week. It tells the story of a little-known 1941 court case involving a black chauffeur, Joseph Spell (played by Sterling K. Brown), who is accused of raping his white wealthy employer, Eleanor Strubing (Kate Hudson). The NAACP assigns a young Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) to take the case.

Court upholds conviction in 'Making of a Murderer' case

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the murder conviction of a Wisconsin man in a case chronicled in the television documentary “Making of a Murderer,” overturning a lower court judge who had tossed out the original guilty verdict.

Dashcam video shows New Jersey cop kicking handcuffed suspect in head

A handcuffed man wearing a jacket and no pants was sitting on the ground outside a home he was allegedly trying to burglarize when a Penns Grove police officer kicked him in the face, according to newly-obtained video of the incident.

Priest gets life sentence in murder of Texas beauty queen

A retired catholic priest convicted of murdering a former beauty queen who came to him for confession was sentenced to life in prison by a jury in south Texas on Friday, local media reported, ending a cold case that has troubled the community for nearly 60 years.

Sandusky's son sentenced for child sex crimes

The adopted son of Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State University assistant football coach convicted of sexually abusing young boys, was sentenced on Friday to serve up to seven years in prison for child sex crimes, a court official said.
Jeffrey Sandusky, 42, pleaded guilty in September to soliciting two teenage sisters for sex, according to Pennsylvania prosecutors. The guilty pleas came one week before he was set to go to trial on allegations that he sent lewd text messages to the underage girls asking for sex and naked photographs.

Six former staffers accuse Reagan appeals court chief judge of forcing them to watch porn or imagining them naked

Six former staffers accuse Reagan appeals court chief judge of forcing them to watch porn or imagining them naked

Starving polar bear captured on video rummaging through trashcan

Video footage captured in Canada’s Arctic region showing a starving wild polar bear roaming around dry land looking for food has offered a devastating glimpse of the impact climate change is having on polar bears in the region. The video has gone viral since it was posted on social media by photographer Paul Nicklen.

Man Risks Safety In Thomas Fire To Save Wild Rabbit From Flames

Man Risks Safety In Thomas Fire To Save Wild Rabbit From Flames

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