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Thursday, December 28, 2017

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Today in History

William of Orange makes a triumphant march into London as James II flees.
George I of England gets divorced.
Iowa is admitted as the 29th State of the Union.
A U.S. Army force defeats a group of Apache warriors at Salt River Canyon, Arizona Territory, with 57 Indians killed but only one soldier.
Farmers in Georgia burn two million bales of cotton to prop up falling prices.
The United States resumes the deportation of communists and suspected communists.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt states, “The definite policy of the United States, from now on, is one opposed to armed intervention.”
Benito Mussolini sends planes to Spain to support Francisco Franco’s forces.
France orders the doubling of forces in Somaliland; two warships are sent.
The French declare martial law in Vietnam as a full-scale war appears inevitable.
Premier Nokrashy Pasha of Egypt is assassinated by a member of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood because of his failure to achieve victory in the war against Israel.
The United States pays $120,000 to free four fliers convicted of espionage in Hungary.
The United States bars oil sales to Rhodesia.
Israel attacks an airport in Beirut, destroying 13 planes.
The U.S. Justice Department sues Mississippi officials for ignoring the voting ballots of blacks in that state.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry want the Obamas at wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle want to invite the Obamas to their royal wedding in the spring, but the British government may leave them off the list to avoid offending Dumbass Trump, according to a report.
“Harry has made it clear he wants the Obamas at the wedding, so it’s causing a lot of nervousness,” a senior British government source told The Sun. “Dumbass Trump could react very badly if the Obamas get to a royal wedding before he has had a chance to meet the queen.”
Who gives a shit what the Dumbass thinks - it is Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding ... they can invite or not invite whomever they damn well please.

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Sport Calendar 2018

What scientists have learned 4 months after the eclipse

This year, eclipse fever swept over Americans eager to see a cross-country phenomenon as the moon blotted out the sun, leaving a brilliant halo of light hanging over a sudden midday darkness. Plenty of scientists also caught eclipse fever, but their excitement was a little more targeted: The alignment of Earth, moon and sun offers a precious window in which they can gather measurements that are usually impossible to make.

Best News Bloopers of 2017

From internet trolls to college dropouts

As the year comes to an end, we rounded up some of our favorite graphs and maps from archival articles The Conversation published in 2017.

Black Americans 'whitewashed' from opioid epidemic

Black Americans are increasingly dying from drug deaths, yet reports reveal that whites are still the center of the conversation surrounding the opioid epidemic.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that drug deaths for black Americans sharply climbed in urban communities by 41 percent compared to whites at 19 percent in its first numbers illustrating the 2016 deaths along geographic and racial lines, according to The New York Times.

Insecure men and Eco-consciousness

Research shows that men are much less likely to engage in environmentally-friendly behavior than women — and it may be because they’re afraid it’ll make them appear less masculine.

Secrets of Great Pyramids may be revealed by tiny flying robot

In November, researchers announced they had used cosmic rays to discover (or maybe more like rediscover) a big, empty space inside the largest of the Great Pyramids located in Giza, Egypt. A team of French robotics researchers is building a tiny blimp that could let scientists peer inside the void and other spaces that are difficult to access.

Ancient writings reveal emperor's quest for immortality

The first emperor of China was consumed by an obsessive quest for immortality. New archaeological findings reveal that Qin Shihuang, who marked the beginning of the Qin dynasty when he took power in 221 B.C. and who created the legendary Terracotta Army, forced his subjects into a nationwide search for a mythical elixir of life.

Stephen Hawking predictions of 2017

Stephen Hawkings is known for his groundbreaking achievements in science, but many do not realize that the physicist is also recognized for making predictions about the future of humanity and Earth. This year the Oxford professor made some of the most insane predictions to date, some of which may put a slight damper on your New Year’s festivities.

The catastrophic consequences of the non-Neutral Net

Stanford's Futurity interviews Stanford Law expert Ryan Singel and International Studies expert Didi Kuo about the meaning of a non-Neutral internet, and the pair make an excellent and chilling point about the subtle, profound ways that Ajit Pai's rollback of Net Neutrality rules to pre-2005 levels will distort and hobble the future internet.
The Pai rules allow ISPs to block rival services, but the real impact is likely to be much more subtle (and thus harder to spot in the moment and stop while there's still time).

Florida man arrested for destroying ATM that gave him too much cash

A Florida man was taken into custody last week for destroying a bank ATM because it dispensed too much cash when he attempted to make a withdrawal.

Northeast states sue EPA over air pollution from Midwest

Eight northeastern states said on Tuesday they sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to force it to impose more stringent controls on a group of mostly Midwestern states whose air pollution they claim is being blown in their direction.

US cities sue military over gun background-check system

The cities of New York, San Francisco and Philadelphia have sued the U.S. Department of Defense to make it fix its system for reporting conviction records to a database used for background checks on gun buyers.

‘Spiritual father’ of the alt-right considers himself a leftist

Despite being an icon among members of the alt-right, French writer Alain de Benoist rejects comparisons between the movement supporting Dumbass Trump and the New Right ideology he founded in the 1960’s.

A Nazi Potemkin village in the heart of Europe

The term "fake news," first used to describe news stories that contained deliberately false information, is today thrown around as a way to discredit any news coverage people don't like. Fake news has been around for hundreds of years, but the term picked up steam over the past year in a heated political climate where people cast doubt on any story that doesn't agree with them.
But the Theresienstadt camp—a hybrid Jewish ghetto–Nazi labor camp in what is today the Czech Republic—was the ultimate fake news story of 1944 and shows just how much the term has changed. Because while many of the stories accused of being "fake news" in 2017 are based on facts, Nazi propaganda was deliberate deception and pure theater.

‘America’s Mussolini — but stupider’

On Tuesday evening, lunatic fringe wingnut wacko Huckabee tried to compare Dumbass Trump to famed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

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