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Thursday, January 18, 2018

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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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