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Friday, December 15, 2017

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Today in History

Mongol forces under the command of Hulagu Khan enter and destroy the Hashshashin stronghold at Alamut Castle (in present-day Iran) as part of their offensive on Islamic southwest Asia.
Nathan Bedford Forrest crosses the Tennessee River at Clifton with 2,500 men to raid the communications around Vicksburg, Mississippi.
In New Orleans, Louisiana, Union Major General Benjamin F. Butler turns his command over to Nathaniel Banks. The citizens of New Orleans hold farewell parties for Butler, “The Beast” – but only after he leaves.
The Battle at Nashville begins.
As U.S. Army soldiers attempt to arrest Sitting Bull at his cabin in Standing Rock, South Dakota, shooting breaks out and Lt. Bullhead shoots the great Sioux leader.
The British parliament places a 15-year ban on whale hunting in Norway.
China wins a place on the League Council; Austria is admitted.
The Soviet Union warns the United States against repeated entry of ships into Soviet territorial waters.
Washington sends its fourth note to Berlin demanding amnesty for Jews.
The battle for Luzon begins.
Vietnam leader Ho Chi Minh sends a note to the new French Premier, Leon Blum, asking for peace talks.
Adolf Eichmann, the former German Gestapo official accused of a major role in the Nazi murder of 6 million Jews, is sentenced by a Jerusalem court to be hanged.
The United States drops 12 tons of bombs on an industrial center near Haiphong Harbor, North Vietnam.
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the meat bill in the presence of Upton Sinclair, the author of the controversial book The Jungle.
The Commonwealth of Australia orders equal pay for women.
The American Psychiatric Association votes to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders.
The oil tanker MV Argo Merchant causes one of the worst marine oil spills in history when it runs aground near Nantucket, Massachusetts.
US President Jimmy Carter announces the United States will recognize the People’s Republic of China and will sever all relations with Taiwan.
In what is often called the first modern suicide bombing, a suicide car bomb kills 61 people at the Iraqi embassy in Beirut, Lebanon; Iraq’s ambassador to Lebanon is among the casualties.
The Downing Street Declaration, issued jointly by the UK and the Republic of Ireland, affirms the UK would transfer Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland only if a majority of Northern Ireland’s people approved.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after an 11-year, $27 million project to fortify it without eliminating its famed lean.
The F-22 Raptor Stealth fighter enters active service with the US Air Force.

Coca-Cola Invented Xmas As We Know It

Naked man causes multiple drivers to crash on busy highway

Truck driver Tariq Hussein captured extraordinary video of a naked man riding atop a flatbed truck on a Washington, DC highway Tuesday.
Some drivers crashed while swerving to avoid the naked man, near Frying Pan Road on Route 28 in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Authorities said the man was involved in a car crash and then assaulted the driver of the other vehicle, NBC Washington reported. The man then stripped off his clothes and hopped off the flatbed truck.

Porn Is Making Religious Men More Tolerant of Women

A 15-Point Guide to Surviving Authoritarianism

We Saved Net Neutrality Once—We Can Do It Again

Why 'Feminism' Is the Word of the Year

An anthropologist explains why we love holiday rituals and traditions

The mere thought of holiday traditions brings smiles to most people’s faces and elicits feelings of sweet anticipation and nostalgia. We can almost smell those candles, taste those special meals, hear those familiar songs in our minds.
An anthropologist explains why we love holiday rituals and traditions

New archaeological findings show that Vikings 'imported' from the Celts

Archaeologists were expecting to find beer or other brewing materials, but they found something more valuable.
New archaeological findings show that Vikings 'imported' from the Celts

Ancient Egyptian mummy diagnosed with cancer of the leg

An imaging scan of a 2,000-year-old Egyptian mummy revealed a diagnosis doctors had been trying to pinpoint for more than a decade: cancer. Doctors recently subjected the mummified body of a man nicknamed “Hen” to a full computed tomography scan at the Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, New York, according to technology information site  Boy Genius Report.
“He had a tumor on his fibula, which is one of the two bones of the lower leg,” Dr. Mark Levinsohn of Crouse Hospital said in a syracuse.com video. "It had all the characteristics of a malignant tumor and one that’s somewhat rare. So, here we have a rare circumstance and a rare tumor and that evoked our interest a lot.”
Ancient Egyptian mummy diagnosed with cancer of the leg

Global Crisis That's Creating 21.5 Million Refugees Each Year

Canada will sell legal pot for $7.77 a gram

As Canada gears up to legalize marijuana in July of next year, Ottawa agreed to sell weed at $7.77 a gram—$10 in Canadian dollars—which will only add to the country's deficit.
The Canadian government announced that provinces will receive 75 percent of the tax revenues to help cover the costs of setting the system up.

Marijuana-infused wine is coming to legal weed states

You like wine. You like weed. But how do you feel about weed wine?
As perplexing as that might sound, it’s actually something adults living in legal marijuana states will be able to sip on. Rebel Coast Winery, a California company, is set to launch marijuana-infused wine in January, according to a Paste magazine report released on Wednesday.
Marijuana-infused wine is coming to legal weed states

How Healthy Is Your State?

The U.S. Is No Country for Older Men and Women

Charter Schools Are Making School Segregation Worse

8-year-old girl allegedly inspired by Ashawnty Davis’s suicide kills self

She was supposed to celebrate her ninth birthday next week but she chose to end her life instead. An 8-year-old girl from New Jersey died by suicide Sunday in her Vailsburg home a week before her birthday. It is believed that the news of a 10-year-old Colorado girl, Ashawnty Davis who died after hanging herself because of being bullied at school provoked Imani McCray to kill herself the same way.

Surgeon admits to etching his initials on patients' livers

A British surgeon admitted that he signed his initials on the liver of two patients using a laser during surgery.
Surgeon admits to etching his initials on patients' livers

Mother arrested for forcing ‘healthy’ son to undergo multiple surgeries

A Texas woman, who subjected her healthy 8-year-old son to undergo more than a dozen surgeries, was arrested and charged with causing injury to a child.
A report in the Miami Herald said Kaylene Bowen, 34, from Dallas took her son Christopher to doctors 323 times for check- ups and made him undergo 13 surgeries between 2009 and 2016.

Why America Fails at Gathering Hate Crime Statistics

Washington manager assaulted after trying to defend a black bartender from slur-hurling racists

The manager, Jade Cardwell, was sticking up for a black bartender against two unruly customers before the situation escalated to violence.

Michigan teen beaten twice after standing up to racist bully

Audra Granger said her 15-year-old son, who is white, stood up against a racist classmate in October at Harper Creek High School during a lunchroom discussion about NFL protests.

Wingnut regent ignites massive protest at University of Oklahoma after equating homosexuality with pedophilia

Wingnut regent ignites massive protest at University of Oklahoma after equating homosexuality with pedophilia

Dumbass Trump-loving student busted for racist vandalism on Iowa college campus

A 19-year-old Iowa student has been arrested in connection with a string of racist vandalism at Buena Vista University.

Anti-Semitism is a political strategy for US Nazis

Infamous neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer is still recovering from Roy Moore’s loss in the Alabama senate race on Tuesday, which they said would never happen. When they do recover, it’s reasonable to guess who they will blame for their disappointment—and it isn’t Dumbass Trump.

Neo-Nazi style guide outlines how they disguise hate speech

The white supremacist website The Daily Stormer—run by avowed neo-Nazi/Internet troll Andrew Anglin—is known for spreading racist rhetoric cloaked in memes and self-referential irony.

KY Rep. Accused Of Child Molestation Commits Suicide

Notorious shark-dragging video results in three Florida men facing animal cruelty charges

Nearly four months after a video surfaced showing a shark being brutally dragged behind a boat on the West Coast of Florida, three men have been charged with felony animal cruelty.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office announced the charges late Tuesday following its lengthy investigation.
Notorious shark-dragging video results in three Florida men facing animal cruelty charges

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