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Friday, January 19, 2018

The Daily Drift

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Today in History

In Switzerland, Ulrich Zwingli publishes his 67 Articles, the first manifesto of the Zurich Reformation which attacks the authority of the Pope.
William Pitt the Younger becomes the youngest Prime Minister of England at age 24.
New Mexico Governor Charles Bent is slain by Pueblo Indians in Taos.
Georgia secedes from the Union.
The magazine “L’Auto” announces the new Tour de France.
The first German air raids on Great Britain inflict minor casualties.
The French announce the invention of a new gun that has a firing range of 56 miles.
The Wickersham Committee issues a report asking for revisions in the dry law, but no repeal.
Howard Hughes flies from Los Angeles to New York in seven hours and 22 minutes.
In the Soviet Union, the Council of People’s Commissars is formed under Molotov.
The Red Army captures Lodz, Krakow, and Tarnow.
The French open a drive on Hue, Indochina.
The Chiang Government moves the capital of China to Canton.
Communist Chinese leader Mao recognizes the Republic of Vietnam.
Cambodia charges that the United States and South Vietnam have crossed the border and killed three Cambodians.
The United States and Iran sign an accord on a hostage release in Algiers.
The new catholic code expands women’s rights in the cult.

President Obama is returning to politics in 2018

If Dumbass Trump and the wingnut cabal were already worried about defending their majorities in the House and Senate come November, they will now have another major factor to contend with: President Barack Obama.

The Secret to Wealth and Prosperity for Any Society

Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You?

Your parents probably warned you against sitting too close to the TV set. I know mine did, and we only watched a couple of hours a day. The adult in you probably knows this is a myth, and research backs that up. But that's modern research, with modern TVs. There was a reason for this warning, a good reason, at one time.

The incident in question never affected me, because I didn't have a color TV until after college. My Dad telling me not to sit too close to the television was most likely his way of telling me to get out of his way. Still, it's always good to step away from any screen every once in a while. Eyestrain might not blind you, or even affect your sight until you're old, but the old you will thank the young you for taking care of all your body parts while you can.

How Montana Gold Rushers Literally Threw Away a Fortune in Sapphires

They were looking for gold. Prospectors were all over Montana in the mid-19th century, finding both minerals and gemstones, but since they were solely focused on gold, they overlooked the best sapphires in the U.S. They threw away the blue stones that showed up in their pans at Yogo Gulch, not realizing that they were worth more than the gold they were searching for. That changed in 1895, when a prospector sent a box of blue stones to Dr. George F. Kunz, a gemologist at Tiffany's. Sapphires of various colors from Montana were common, but those from the Yogo Gulch were special.
In 1897, Kunz wrote for the American Journal of Science, and detailed the specific and ultimate coloration of sapphires from the Yogo Gulch region. He wrote that the deviation in color of the stones were “varying from light blue to quite dark blue, including some of the true ‘cornflower’ blue tint so much prized in the sapphires of the Ceylon… Some of them are ‘peacock blue’ and some dichroic, showing a deeper tint in one direction than in another; and some of the ‘cornflower’ gems are equal to any of the Ceylonese, which they strongly resemble,—more than they do those of the Cashmere.”
Yogo Sapphires made a splash -and a lot of money. The Yogo Gulch area is still mined for sapphires today. Read about them at The Daily Beast.

Is Climate Change Impacting Your Mental Health?

These proposed laws could protect legal pot in 2018

It could be a big year—or a tumultuous one—for the marijuana movement.

The Dumbass Trump Junta Is Planning to Rob America's Waitresses Blind

This once-successful clergyman got busted smuggling nearly 300 pounds of marijuana from Mexico

The pastor recently ousted from the Vancouver “Kmart church” he founded pleaded not guilty to federal drug charges after U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents allegedly found over 280 pounds of marijuana in his gray Volkswagen Jetta.

Topless Russian cadets in BDSM costumes spark scandal with viral video

A group of young cadets in Russia’s most prestigious flight school have caused a nationwide scandal with a video of their half-naked shenanigans, wearing nothing but their underwear, flight caps, neckties and BDSM paraphernalia.

Amid Freezing Classrooms, Baltimore’s Teachers Fight to Democratize City’s Schools

Black Missouri man says security guards handcuffed him to bench and pelted him with racial slurs

After allegedly being handcuffed to a bench and berated with racial slurs, a black Missouri man is suing the Kansas City Power & Light District entertainment center.

Mom files police report against student who shared her daughter’s racist Snapchat post

A South Carolina mother has accused a student at her daughter’s high school of cyberbullying, all because he shared a racist photo that her daughter posted on SnapChat.

‘You stupid monkeys’

University of South Carolina students on Tuesday found racist flyers plastered outside of the African-American Studies department, a discovery that sparked student backlash and an internal university investigation.

White supremacists killed 18 people in 2017

White supremacists not only shed their masks in 2017 but unleashed one of the deadliest years for extremist violence in almost half a century. Over the past 12 months, white supremacists committed the largest number of domestic-extremist related killings, helping to make 2017 the fifth-deadliest year for extremist violence since 1970, according to a newly released report from the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism.  

Nazi Website Daily Stormer Is 'Designed to Target' Kids

Why Is Blue So Rare In Nature?

There are blue animals, but the species are small in number compared to the other colors among living things, such as red, orange, yellow, and brown. Sure, when we look up to the sky, we see blue. When we look at the Earth from space, we see a blue marble. But the few animal species that look blue don't use pigments -they use physics. And those physics are complicated. It turns out that animals are better at engineering than they are at chemistry.   

Okay, there's one exception not the pigment thing, which we learn about in the video. Our friends at It's Okay To Be Smart explain why it's so hard for nature to create the color blue.

No one knows if lobsters feel pain, which makes boiling them alive rather complicated

If you like eating lobster but have never cooked one yourself, here’s a brief word of advice: don’t.
Before you’ve plunged one into boiling water with your own two hands, it’s easy to imagine lobsters as big-clawed bugs who feel nothing as they’re cooked alive. And listen—it’s possible that’s true. Science hasn’t come down definitively on one side or the other. But once you’ve heard them banging on the inside of the pot trying to claw their way out, you won’t ever be able to not hear it as you eat a lobster.

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Daily Drift

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Today is - Thesaurus Day

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Today in History

Henry VII marries Elizabeth of York.
Frederick III, the elector of Brandenburg, becomes king of Prussia.
Captain James Cook discovers the Hawaiian Islands, naming them the ‘Sandwich Islands’ after the First Lord of the Admiralty, Lord Sandwich.
Jim Bowie arrives at the Alamo to assist its Texas defenders.
John Tyler, former president of the United States, is buried at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, VA.
The Isthmus Canal Commission in Washington shifts its support from Nicaragua to Panama as a favored canal site.
Aviator Eugene Ely performs the first successful take off and landing from a ship in San Francisco Bay.
The Russians force the Turkish 3rd Army back to Erzurum.
General MacArthur repels the Japanese in Bataan. The United States takes the lead in the Far East war crime trials.
The German Army launches its second attempt to relieve the besieged city of Budapest from the advancing Red Army.
Gandhi breaks a 121-hour fast after halting Muslim-Hindu riots.
The United States begins spraying foliage with herbicides in South Vietnam, in order to reveal the whereabouts of Vietcong guerrillas.
Plans are disclosed for the World Trade Center in New York.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) isolate the cause of Legionnaire’s disease.
Iraq starts firing Scud missiles at Israeli cities.

A Powerful Anti-Capitalist Movement Is Brewing, Even in This Dark Time

U.S. Couple Fleeing Dumbass Trump Arrive In Halifax

New study reveals why some people are more creative than others

Creativity is often defined as the ability to come up with new and useful ideas. Like intelligence, it can be considered a trait that everyone – not just creative “geniuses” like Picasso and Steve Jobs – possesses in some capacity. 

Amazing Firefighter Catches Baby Thrown From Third-Story Window

WATCH: Amazing Firefighter Catches Baby Thrown From Third-Story Window

California hospitals face 'war zone' of flu patients

Ana Oktay rushed to the hospital in late December struggling to breathe, with a 102-degree fever and a cough that wouldn't let up.
She expected doctors to tell her she had pneumonia or bronchitis.
It was the flu.

Drunk droning now illegal in New Jersey

Sad to think that this was even an issue.

What we can learn from closure of charter school that DeVos praised as 'shining example'

When DeVos and  Melania Trump visited Excel Academy Public Charter School last spring, DeVos praised the school as a “shining example of a school meeting the needs of its students, parents and community.” Melania Trump called the charter school “an exceptional example of a school preparing young women both academically and personally so that they may succeed in a global community.”
That both women are idiots?!
Or is that giving them too much credit?

Hawaii warning officer deluged with death threats over bogus missile warning

The state warning officer who accidentally sent a bogus alert about a missile attack on Hawaii has received dozens of death threats, according to his supervisor.

Japan news issues North Korea missile alert by mistake

Japanese public broadcaster NHK issued a North Korean missile launch alert on Tuesday evening—but, like a warning issued in Hawaii over the weekend—it turned out to be a false alarm.  

ISIL wanted to bomb the Statue of Liberty

The Islamic State militant group (ISIL) planned to attack the Statue of Liberty in New York City with pressure cooker bombs, it has been revealed.
Munther Omar Saleh, 21, and Fareed Mumuni, 22, both from New York, have pleaded guilty to conspiring to support ISIS and plotting a bomb blast in the city in February 2017, but new details of their plot have come to light.

Missouri 'christian' boys camp accused of covering up and ignoring sexual assault by residents

A “ranch”-style 'christian' boys camp in Missouri has been accused of covering up a “pervasive culture of sexual assault.”

Zambia Responds to Dumbass Trump's 'Shithole' Insult with Hilarious Tourism Ad

Close Encounters of the Racist Kind

Why American Hate Groups Went After Johnny Cash In The 1960s

Johnny Cash is one of the most famous musicians of all time, and even though he started out playing rockabilly he went on to transcend musical genres to garner an extremely diverse fan base.
But as it turns out hate groups like the KKK and white supremacists have hated Johnny Cash since his early days- because they mistakenly thought he was married to a black woman.
Sound like a stupid reason to hate a musician with such an amazing catalog of music? Welcome to the Jim Crow South of the 1960s.
It all started on October 4, 1965 when Johnny was arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border for trying to smuggle in a bunch of amphetamines and sedatives he'd bought off a dealer in Mexico:
Customs agents found 475 Equanil tablets and 688 Dexedrine capsules stashed in his guitar case and threw him in jail. Cash spent a night in jail and, two months later, plead guilty to the possession of illegal drugs.
He got off with a deferred sentence and a $1,000 fine—and had no idea that, as he walked down the courthouse steps in El Paso, Texas, with his wife Vivian, he was about to spark a firestorm.
An Associated Press photo of Cash and Vivian ran in newspapers the next day—and to some readers, it appeared that Vivian, an Italian-American woman who was rarely photographed, was black.
The National States Rights Party, an Alabama white supremacist group, republished the photo in its newspaper, The Thunderbolt, with an article that dripped with racist rhetoric. The money generated by Cash’s hit records, it claimed, went “to scum like Johnny Cash to keep them supplied with dope and negro women.”
Cash was harassed and boycotted by some Southern fans. “Johnny and I received death threats, and an already shameful situation was made infinitely worse,” recalled Vivian in her 2008 memoir.
In an October 1966 article, Variety described Cash as “the innocent victim of a targeted hate campaign in the south.” The “racial error,” wrote the anonymous author, had sparked boycotts and threats. “In the code of the south,” the article continued, “there is no greater crime than miscegenation.” At the time, interracial marriages were banned throughout the South.

‘We know it’s you’

‘We know it’s you’: Watch as police confront Idaho man for littering town in neo-Nazi flyers

6-year-old Florida boy dies from rabies

A 6-year-old in Florida named Ryker Roque has died from rabies despite the use of an experimental protocol to treat the condition. 

Australia offers cash for Great Barrier Reef rescue ideas

Australia is calling on the world's top scientific minds to help save the Great Barrier Reef, offering hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund research into protecting the world's largest living structure.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Daily Drift

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Today is - Hot Chili Heads Day

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Today in History

The Treaty of Lyon ends a short war between France and Savoy.
Charles Edward Stuart, the young pretender, defeats the government forces at the Battle of Falkirk in Scotland.
Captain James Cook becomes the first person to cross the Antarctic Circle.
Simon Bolivar, the “liberator”, proclaims Columbia a republic.
Queen Liliuokalani, the Hawaiian monarch, is overthrown by a group of American sugar planters led by Sanford Ballard Dole.
At the Sand River Convention, the British recognize the independence of the Transvaal Board.
Robert Scott reaches the South Pole only a month after Roald Amundsen.
The Reich issues an order forbidding Jews to practice as dentists, veterinarians and chemists.
The Red Army occupies Warsaw.
Soviet leader Khrushchev visits the Berlin Wall.
A jury in New Jersey rules that terminally ill patients have the right to starve themselves.

I Live in a ‘Shithole Country.’

American Beauty and the Beasts

Broken staircases and spoiled food

Mar-a-Lago, Dumbass Trump’s exclusive club in Palm Beach, required emergency repairs in order to pass a November inspection by Florida health inspectors.