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Viagra, World Theatre Day, Florida book/house burning, Hawking in space, scary "Life"
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Published Monday, March 27, 2017 @ 12:05 AM EDT
Mar 27 2017

Today is Monday, March 27, the 86th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 279 days remaining.

There are:
5 days until April Fools' Day;
13 days until Palm Sunday;
14 days until First Day of Passover;
18 days until Good Friday;
20 days until Easter Sunday;
21 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
22 days until Last Day of Passover;
26 days until Earth Day;
33 days until Arbor Day;
39 days until Cinco de Mayo;
48 days until Mother's Day;
62 days until Memorial Day;
599 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,395 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1998, the Food and Drug Administration approved Viagra for use as a treatment for male impotence, the first pill to be approved for this condition in the United States.

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Today is also World Theatre Day.

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Rather than donating his unwanted books, 10 homes and nearly 400 acres in Nassau County are now destroyed because a Florida man decided to burn a pile of paperbacks in his backyard.

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Some persons born on March 27 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"I think all this talk about age is foolish. Every time I'm one year older, everyone else is too."
-Gloria Swanson

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Donald Trump's delusional interview with Time magazine. Hey look, in the mean time, I guess, I can’t be doing so badly, because I’m president, and you’re not. You know. Say hello to everybody OK?

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NASA's plan to use a giant magnet to make Mars habitable.An artifically-generated magnetosphere might allow the red planet to regenerate its atmosphere, warm up, and produce conditions conducive to life.

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Blame China? Amazon could be the one killing more American jobs. With The company's rapid growth and use of robots could be displacing more American jobs than Chinese outsourcing.

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Stephen Hawking, given two years to live in 1963, is going to space over 50 years later. Hawking gave an interview to Piers Morgan on “Good Morning Britain", where he confirmed that he'll be going to space on Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic spaceship. Branson actually offered him the trip in 2015 for free, and Hawking says "since that day, I have never changed my mind."

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Transient hypofrontality- temporarily slowing down parts of your brain- may, paradoxically, be the key to hyperperformance.

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Why the alien from the movie Life should actually scare you.

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ACA, National Puppy Day, Monkee mom inventor, Trump analyzed, smartphone sperm counts
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Published Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 10:26 AM EDT
Mar 23 2017

Today is Thursday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 283 days remaining.

There are:
9 days until April Fools' Day;
17 days until Palm Sunday;
18 days until First Day of Passover;
22 days until Good Friday;
24 days until Easter Sunday;
25 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
26 days until Last Day of Passover;
30 days until Earth Day;
37 days until Arbor Day;
43 days until Cinco de Mayo;
52 days until Mother's Day;
66 days until Memorial Day;
603 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,399 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Today is also National Puppy Day.

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Florida man arrested for disrupting 'Beauty and the Beast'.

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Some persons born on March 23 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"Our society cannot afford a two-tiered system in which the affluent have access to superior education, while everyone else is subjected to a dull and incoherent classroom experience. Academic excellence, educational equity, and fairness demand a strong foundation of knowledge for all learners."
-E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

Today is also the birthday of Bette Nesmith Graham (March 23, 1924 - May 12, 1980) an American typist, commercial artist, and the inventor of Liquid Paper. She was also the mother of musician and producer Michael Nesmith of The Monkees.

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"He's deeply, deeply insecure about how he's perceived in the world, about whether or not he's competent and deserves what he's gotten. There's an unquenchable thirst for validation and love. Thats why he can never stay quiet, even when it would be wise strategically or emotionally to hold back." Why Trump can never let things go.

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A smartphone app can accurately test sperm count. Actually, it's an attachment to your smartphone. Well then, that's better.

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Dilbert creator Scott Adams explains what made Trump a success. (Adams was one of the few observers who early on predicted the businessman would win the Presidency.)

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The scents in your body wash, chicken stock and canned drink all come from one company you've never heard of, and you encounter them about ten times a day.

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AT&T and Verizon are the latest companies to pull advertising from Google's display network amid concerns that the company does not do enough to prevent ads from appearing on YouTube videos promoting terrorism and hate speech.

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A mysterious 'robot' is spotted on top of Elon Musk's SpaceX drone ship in Port Canaveral. The equipment is believed to be SpaceX's highly anticipated 'Optimus Prime'-style robot that is rumoured to be working alongside Falcon 9.

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Have a great weekend... see you next week.

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P5, water, peeing, AHCA, disliking Likes, where to go when the nuke goes off
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Published Wednesday, March 22, 2017 @ 12:54 PM EDT
Mar 22 2017

Today is Wednesday, March 22, the 81st day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 284 days remaining.

There are:
10 days until April Fools' Day;
18 days until Palm Sunday;
19 days until First Day of Passover;
23 days until Good Friday;
25 days until Easter Sunday;
26 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
27 days until Last Day of Passover;
31 days until Earth Day;
38 days until Arbor Day;
44 days until Cinco de Mayo;
53 days until Mother's Day;
67 days until Memorial Day;
604 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,400 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1993, Intel Corporation unveiled the original Pentium microprocessor, the P5.

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Today is also World Water Day.

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Florida man arrested for disrupting 'Beauty and the Beast'.

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Some persons born on March 22 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"Our society cannot afford a two-tiered system in which the affluent have access to superior education, while everyone else is subjected to a dull and incoherent classroom experience. Academic excellence, educational equity, and fairness demand a strong foundation of knowledge for all learners."
-E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

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Interesting fact: Fewer Americans would be insured with the G.O.P. plan than with a simple repeal.

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Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles: 17 hours without a laptop. The Department of Homeland Security will no longer allow passengers to carry electronics onto flights to the U.S. from 10 major airports in the Middle East and North Africa. Devices larger than a mobile phone- including laptops, tablets, and cameras- will need to be placed in checked baggage.

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Peeing on jellyfish stings does nothing. Except relieve the bladder, of course.

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My favorite comedian/talk show host, Craig Ferguson, made Today Show producers so nervous they used a five-second delay during the program.

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The 'Like' button ruined the Internet. Once other people start telling you what they like via Like buttons, you inevitably start hewing to their idea of what's good. And since "people tend to be extremely similar in their vulgar and prurient and dumb interests and wildly different in their refined and aesthetic and noble interests," the stuff you publish will start looking a lot like the stuff that everybody else publishes, because everybody sort of likes the same thing and everybody is fishing for Likes.

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Where to hide if a nuclear bomb goes off in your city. Your cellar is a good place to start...

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Moondog coronation, world puppetry day, no big bang, changing the course of human history
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Published Tuesday, March 21, 2017 @ 12:00 AM EDT
Mar 21 2017

Today is Tuesday, March 21, the 80th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 285 days remaining.

There are:
11 days until April Fools' Day;
19 days until Palm Sunday;
20 days until First Day of Passover;
24 days until Good Friday;
26 days until Easter Sunday;
27 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
28 days until Last Day of Passover;
32 days until Earth Day;
39 days until Arbor Day;
45 days until Cinco de Mayo;
54 days until Mother's Day;
68 days until Memorial Day;
605 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,401 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1952, The Moondog Coronation Ball, the first major rock and roll concert, was held in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Today is also World Puppetry Day.

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Florida man vows to return to scene of urination.

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Some persons born on March 21 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"Bad government is the natural product of rule by those who believe government is bad."
-Thomas Frank

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No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning. The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein's theory of general relativity. The model may also account for dark matter and dark energy, resolving multiple problems at once. And not only does it not have a beginning, it doesn't have an end, either.

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Fear, hope, and deportations. Next-door neighbors, a world apart.

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The great, recently late, columnist Jimmy Breslin wrote a lot of great stuff: three dead-on-the-money articles about Trump, and and a touching piece about JFK's grave-digger.

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Discoveries in the TRAPPIST-1 System Could "Change the Course of Human History," according to Bill Nye.

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Rural school districts are adopting a four-day week, hoping for academic benefits and real family and quality-of-life benefits. But the benefits aren't certain.

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As FBI Director James Comey's congressional testimony contradicted several claims made by President Trump, the presidential Twitter feed offered a distorted account of what Comey said.

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Uncle Tom, alien abductions, Trump, BS, bees, water bears
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Published Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 2:21 AM EDT
Mar 20 2017

Today is Monday, March 20, the 79th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 286 days remaining.

Today is the first day of Spring.

There are:
12 days until April Fools' Day;
20 days until Palm Sunday;
21 days until First Day of Passover;
25 days until Good Friday;
27 days until Easter Sunday;
28 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
29 days until Last Day of Passover;
33 days until Earth Day;
40 days until Arbor Day;
46 days until Cinco de Mayo;
55 days until Mother's Day;
69 days until Memorial Day;
606 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,402 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe's Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel about slavery, "Uncle Tom's Cabin", was published.

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Today is also Extraterrestrial Abduction Day.

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Some persons born on March 20 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"Democracy is the spawn of despotism. And like father, like son. Democracy is power and rule. It's not the will of the people, remember; it's the will of the majority."
-B.F. Skinner

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Why Trump can't let go of his wiretapping claim.

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Fareed Zakaria nails the secret to Trump's success:

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Not everyone's thrilled Cheerios gave away 1.5 billion wildflower seeds to save the bees. Some say the packets contain invasive wildflowers that could overtake native species and spread disease.

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Humpback whales are behaving oddly and scientists want to know why.

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The Solar System could have more than 100 planets. Good news for Pluto, which may regain its planet status if new definitions for celestial bodies are approved.

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The tardigrade, or Water Bear, is almost indestructible. Science finally found the reason why.

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Shrinking and getting sicker, surrounded by 25 million tons of spiders...
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Published Thursday, March 16, 2017 @ 5:20 AM EDT
Mar 16 2017

Today is Thursday, March 16, the 75th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 290 days remaining.

There is:
1 day until St. Patrick's Day;
4 days until the arrival of Spring;
16 days until April Fools' Day;
24 days until Palm Sunday;
25 days until First Day of Passover;
29 days until Good Friday;
31 days until Easter Sunday;
32 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
33 days until Last Day of Passover;
37 days until Earth Day;
43 days until Arbor Day;
50 days until Cinco de Mayo;
59 days until Mother's Day;
74 days until Memorial Day;
610 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,406 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1926, Robert H. Goddard launched the world's first liquid-fueled rocket

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Today is also , National Freedom of Information Day, celebrating the birth of President John Madison, the "father" of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

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Floria woman admits to killing popular drag queen with silicone injection. The woman had purchased 178 gallons of liquid silicone from Arizona between 2004 and 2015 and had it shipped to Florida and Virginia. Prosecutors said she falsely swore that it would not be injected into humans.

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Some persons born on March 16 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"It's frightening to think that you might not know something, but more frightening to think that, by and large, the world is run by people who have faith that they know exactly what is going on."
-Amos Tversky

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They're not entitled. They're scared. And their vacation behavior tells a different story than stereotypes would have you believe. How millennial trophies created a generation of workaholics.

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Around 54 million years ago, when Earth suddenly got really hot, an ancient horse was about the size of a dog. Then it dwarfed, going down to the size of a cat. Scientists say as the earth heats up, mammals get smaller.

People in the Midwest will face an increasing risk of infectious diseases carried by ticks. Meanwhile, air pollution from a growing number of wildfires will increasingly affect the health of those on the Great Plains... doctors say climate change is making us sick.

Swell. Our ultimate fate is to become sick hobbits.

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You may be afraid of them, but they're essential... spiders kill astronomical numbers of insects on a global scale; anywhere between 400 to 800 million tons per year. Incidentally, there are about 25 million tons of spiders on the planet, so they're obviously hungry little buggers.

And, as it turns out, in the future, we'll all wear spider silk.

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How does a citizen respond when a democracy that prides itself on being exceptional betrays its highest principles? Plato despaired, but he also pointed the way to renewal. Lessons from ancient Greece: Making Athens great again.

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Leaker in Chief... did Trump leak his own 2005 federal tax return?

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A new biography of Hitler reminds us there is more than one way to destroy a democracy.

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Have a great weekend... see you on Monday.

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Ides of March, St. Nick's birthday, Kellyanne, Rachel, Trump taxes
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Published Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @ 1:38 AM EDT
Mar 15 2017

Today is Wednesday, March 15, the 74th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 291 days remaining.

There are:
2 days until St. Patrick's Day;
5 days until the arrival of Spring;
17 days until April Fools' Day;
25 days until Palm Sunday;
26 days until First Day of Passover;
30 days until Good Friday;
32 days until Easter Sunday;
33 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
34 days until Last Day of Passover;
38 days until Earth Day;
44 days until Arbor Day;
51 days until Cinco de Mayo;
60 days until Mother's Day;
75 days until Memorial Day;
611 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,407 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 44 BC, Gaius Julius Caesar was assassinated as he arrived at the Roman senate. Sixty senators participated in the assault; he was stabbed 23 calls. The famous last words, "Et tu, Brute?" were not actually spoken by Caesar, but comes from Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar. Caesar's dead body lay where it fell on the Senate floor for nearly three hours before other officials arrived to remove it. The result unforeseen by the assassins was that Caesar's death precipitated the end of the Roman Republic.

Speaking of the Ides of March:

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Today is also International Day Against Police Brutality.

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Florida man leads police on chase to get bail money.

Bonus Florida item: Search is on for cobra that slithered out of Florida home.

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Some persons born on March 15 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"The middle of every successful project looks like a disaster."
-Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Just as an aside, today is also the birthday of Saint Nicholas, the fourth century Christian saint and Greek Bishop of Myra, whose legendary habit of secret gift-giving gave rise to the traditional model of Santa Claus through Sinterklaas.

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What would we lose if immigrants could no longer come to America? Surprisingly, one of the most important things America would lose is the contributions made by their children. 83% of America's top high school science students are the children of immigrants.

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For decades, liberals have called the Christian right intolerant. When conservatives disengage from organized religion, however, they don’t become more tolerant. They become intolerant in different ways. Research shows that evangelicals who don't regularly attend church are less hostile to gay people than those who do. But they’re more hostile to African Americans, Latinos, and Muslims... among Catholics, mainline Protestants, and born-again Protestants, the less you attended church, the more anti-immigration you were.

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Just a year ago, she was a knockabout GOP pollster and talking head, a casino worker’s daughter who's never quite shaken her South Jersey accent. But she'd understood something about the electorate that others had missed, and now here she was: perhaps the most powerful woman in America, a senior counselor to the president of the United States, a member of Donald Trump’s core team of top advisers. Kellyanne's Alternative Universe.

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MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show outrated every other primetime show during the week of March 6. Not only did that make her show No. 1 among adults 25-54 in her 9pm time slot with an average 624,000 viewers, she even beat cable news' perennial victor- Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly. Her average 2.62 million viewers marks nearly an eight-year high and MSNBC's narrowest margins (coming within one percent) between Fox News to date. Last night, she revealed the first two pages of Trump's 2005 federal income taxes, continuing her nightly in-depth investigations into the bizarre foreign entanglements and odd doings of the 45th President.

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Credit scores for millions of Americans may soon increase due to two major changes in credit scoring. Starting July 1, the three major credit agencies — Experian, Equifax and TransUnion — are dropping certain negative information from credit reports, including tax liens and civil judgments.

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For the second year in a row, carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have increased at a record rate, jumping 3 parts per million (ppm) in 2016, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. CO2 concentrations rose 3.03 ppm in 2015, making the last two years the first time that the greenhouse gas has risen more than 3 ppm in NOAA’s 59 years of monitoring.

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30 percent to 50 percent of Arctic ice melt is due to natural cycles, but the remaining melt is due to human activity.

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Petula Clark, save a spider, more than Lyme disease, space sex, prefab Irish pubs
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Published Tuesday, March 14, 2017 @ 7:40 AM EDT
Mar 14 2017

Today is Tuesday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 292 days remaining.

Today is Pi Day.

There are:
3 days until St. Patrick's Day;
6 days until the arrival of Spring;
18 days until April Fools' Day;
26 days until Palm Sunday;
27 days until First Day of Passover;
31 days until Good Friday;
33 days until Easter Sunday;
34 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
35 days until Last Day of Passover;
39 days until Earth Day;
45 days until Arbor Day;
52 days until Cinco de Mayo;
61 days until Mother's Day;
76 days until Memorial Day;
612 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,408 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1965, singer Petula Clark, then 32, made her first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing her international hit song "Downtown". Fifty years later, she was still singing the song in performance:

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Today is also National Save A Spider Day.

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Things apparently were quiet in Florida yesterday. Anyway, here's the backstory to the whole "Florida Man" business.

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Some persons born on March 14 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue."
-Albert EInstein

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Congress has never reversed a major program of social benefits once it has taken effect and reached millions of Americans, which makes repealing and replacing Obamacare problematic for Trump and the GOP.

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As if Lyme Disease isn't bad enough, over the past 50 years, scientists have found at least 12 new tick-borne illnesses, and old diseases are spreading.

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A bill introduced by a female state legislator in Texas would fine men $100 if they masturbated outside of a vagina or a medical facility. Doing so, the bill stated, would be considered "an act against an unborn child, and failing to preserve the sanctity of life." The measure also requires a 24-hour waiting period for anyone seeking a Viagra prescription, a vasectomy, or a colonoscopy after their initial consultation, during which they would be issued a pamphlet called "A Man’s Right to Know." It's a joke, but some aren't laughing.

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Space sex is serious business. If the future of humanity is written in the stars, and if we're really serious about permanent human settlement on Mars, then we need to know what happens when this basic biological function is taken beyond the confines of the planet on which it evolved.

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This is truly terrifying. Why Our Nuclear Weapons Can Be Hacked... In 2010, 50 nuclear-armed Minuteman missiles sitting in underground silos in Wyoming mysteriously disappeared from their launching crews’ monitors for nearly an hour. The crews could not have fired the missiles on presidential orders or discerned whether an enemy was trying to launch them...

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This article won't change your mind. The facts on why facts alone can't fight false beliefs.

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Just in time for St. Patrick's Day: prefab Irish pubs can be found in Oman, New Zealand, and India, as well as on cruise liners and in private homes.

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Uncle Sam, one toke over the line, K9 Veterans Day, March snowstorms, return of the station wagon
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Published Monday, March 13, 2017 @ 7:25 AM EDT
Mar 13 2017

Today is Monday, March 13, the 72nd day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 293 days remaining.

There is:
1 day until Pi Day;
4 days until St. Patrick's Day;
7 days until the arrival of Spring;
19 days until April Fools' Day;
27 days until Palm Sunday;
28 days until First Day of Passover;
32 days until Good Friday;
34 days until Easter Sunday;
35 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
36 days until Last Day of Passover;
40 days until Earth Day;
46 days until Arbor Day;
53 days until Cinco de Mayo;
62 days until Mother's Day;
77 days until Memorial Day;
613 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,409 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1852, Uncle Sam was featured as a secondary character in an editorial cartoon by Frank Henry Bellew in the New York Lantern. The name is associated with Samuel Wilson, a meatpacker who provided food for the Army during the War of 1812. Wilson's barrels of meat were stamped with "U.S." for United States. Soldiers started calling the meat "Uncle Sam's." The (unillustrated) character of Uncle Sam appeared years earlier, and was even mentioned in a 1775 verse of "Yankee Doodle." the first national anthem of the United

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On this date in 1971, Brewer and Shipley entered the US singles chart with 'One Toke Over The Line'. The song, which featured The Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia on steel guitar, peaked at No.10 despite being banned by radio stations for its drug references. Brewer and Shipley maintained that the word "toke" meant "token" as in ticket, hence the line "waitin' downtown at the railway station, one toke over the line."

Well, Lawrence Welk believed them...

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Today is also National K9 Veterans Day.

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Drunk Florida man steals forklift, 'needed to drive.'

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Some persons born on March 13 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"Material accumulation is not the purpose of human existence. All growth is not good. The environment is a necessity, not a luxury. There is such a thing as enough."
-Donella Meadows

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A pair of storms will bring about five inches of snow here in Pittsburgh late tonight and tomorrow. March snow storms aren't unusual- 1993 Storm of the Century, also known as the '93 Super Storm or the Great Blizzard of 1993 formed over the Gulf of Mexico on March 12, 1993.

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Google just made the internet a tiny bit less annoying by replacing CAPTCHA with “Invisible reCAPTCHA,” a service that works as a background bot-sniffer- without a human having to do anything.

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A county in West Virginia is suing 10 wholesale drug distributors— including subsidiaries of Walmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and CVS — alleging the companies flooded the state with prescription painkillers, contributing to an epidemic of opioid addiction and overdoses. Cabell County, which includes the West Virginia city of Huntington, near the state’s western border with Ohio, has a population of about 96,000, but the lawsuit alleges the drug distributors sold local retailers nearly 40 million doses of prescription opioids from 2007 to 2012.

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Small but steady demand and SUV fatigue contribute to the return of the station wagon.

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"If we have dysfunctional politicians, it’s because we have a dysfunctional electorate." Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why things are a mess.

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Despite the existence of an effective vaccine, a mumps outbreak is spreading across the country.

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Is Trump trolling the White House press corps? At daily briefings, Sean Spicer calls on young journalists from far-right sites. The mainstream media sees them as an existential threat.

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Stay tuned...
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Published Thursday, March 09, 2017 @ 6:35 AM EST
Mar 09 2017

We'll be back on Monday. Hope to complete the platform switch in the next few days...


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Zionists fake South Park woman's travel on Malaysia 370, naked FL woman escapades, Hitler on opioids, troops on crystal meth, Medicare nix if you have winning tix
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Published Wednesday, March 08, 2017 @ 12:39 AM EST
Mar 08 2017

Today is Wednesday, March 8, the 67th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 298 days remaining.

There are:
4 days until Daylight Saving Time begins;
6 days until Pi Day;
9 days until St. Patrick's Day;
12 days until the arrival of Spring;
24 days until April Fools' Day;
32 days until Palm Sunday;
33 days until First Day of Passover;
37 days until Good Friday;
39 days until Easter Sunday;
40 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
41 days until Last Day of Passover;
45 days until Earth Day;
51 days until Arbor Day;
58 days until Cinco de Mayo;
67 days until Mother's Day;
82 days until Memorial Day;
618 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,414 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777-200ER carrying a total of 239 people, disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Passenger Mei Ling Chng owned a home a block away from me here in South Park Township, PA. In addition to the mystery of the flight's disappearance, this website- a Sandy Hook denying, anti-Semitic, wingnut conspiracy theory pile of excreta, nodisinfo.com- claims Chng doesn't really exist and that and that it's a Zionist plot, the purpose of which they don't bother to explain. I never met Ms. Chng, but I know my good neighbors over on Leona Avenue who were interviewed by the Trib, and I'm kind of doubtful they're Zionist pawns.

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Today is also International Women's Day, originally called International Working Women's Day, and commemorates the struggle for women's rights.

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Naked Florida woman found under stranger's bed, running around town.

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Some persons born on March 8 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"God always has another custard pie up his sleeve."
-Lynn Redgrave

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"The real problem isn't East Coast elites who don't understand or care about rural America. The real problem is that rural Americans don't understand the causes of their own situations and fears and they have shown no interest in finding out. They don't want to know why they feel the way they do or why they are struggling because they don't want to admit it is in large part because of the choices they've made and the horrible things they've allowed themselves to believe." An Insider's View: The Dark Rigidity of Fundamentalist Rural America.

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The GOP's "American Health Care Act" is really a $600 billion tax cut for rich Americans. And for some reason, of the 60 pages in the bill, six are dedicated to denying Medicare to lottery winners.

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Hitler was 'blitzed' on cocaine and opiates during the war. And the reason German troops were so gung-ho was because they were given what we now call crystal meth.

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Remember the Underground Railroad? it's back. At a safe house in Buffalo, asylum seekers from around the world prepare to flee the U.S. for Canada.

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Believe it or not, you can hear the difference between hot and cold water. And it's an intuitive ability.

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Black Sunday, We Are The World, Peace Corps, Happy Meal toys contaminating landfills, jail time for Trump?
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Published Tuesday, March 07, 2017 @ 9:32 AM EST
Mar 07 2017

Today is Tuesday, March 7, the 66th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 299 days remaining.

There are:
5 days until Daylight Saving Time begins;
7 days until Pi Day;
10 days until St. Patrick's Day;
13 days until the arrival of Spring;
25 days until April Fools' Day;
33 days until Palm Sunday;
34 days until First Day of Passover;
38 days until Good Friday;
40 days until Easter Sunday;
41 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
42 days until Last Day of Passover;
46 days until Earth Day;
52 days until Arbor Day;
59 days until Cinco de Mayo;
68 days until Mother's Day;
83 days until Memorial Day;
619 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,415 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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March organizer Amelia Boynton, one of 600 injured on "Bloody Sunday."

On this date in 1965, a group of 600 civil rights marchers was brutally attacked by state and local police in Selma, Alabama, an event that became known as Bloody Sunday.

On this date in 1985, the song and charity single recording of "We Are The World" was released. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie (with arrangements by Michael Omartian) and produced by Quincy Jones for the album We Are the World. With sales in excess of 20 million copies, it is one of the fewer than 30 all-time singles to have sold at least 10 million copies worldwide. I t topped music charts throughout the world and became the fastest- selling American pop single in history. The first ever single to be certified multi-platinum, "We Are the World" received a Quadruple Platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America. The song also won three Grammy Awards, one American Music Award, and a People's Choice Award. The promotion and merchandise tie-ins aided the success of "We Are the World" and raised over $63 million (equivalent to $138 million today) for humanitarian aid in Africa and the US.

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Today is also Peace Corps Day. The Peace Corps was established by Executive Order 10924, issued by President John F. Kennedy on March 1, 1961, announced by televised broadcast March 2, 1961, and authorized by Congress on September 21, 1961, with passage of the Peace Corps Act.

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A Florida man tried to run over his former boss. And, this being Florida, it was caught on video.

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Some persons born on March 7 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"Sins become more subtle as you grow older. You commit sins of despair rather than lust."
-Piers Paul Read

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As if fast food restaurants don't get enough health-related criticisms, it turns out toys in Happy Meals and other fast food children's meals may contain levels of lead high enough to potentially contaminate landfills. Not to mention what it does to the kids.

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BBC tells Facebook about child porn on the network, Facebook reports BBC to police for distributing child porn. Obtained on Facebook.

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The United States Court of International Trade has ruled that the Snuggie is a blanket, and not an article of clothing. This is a big deal, because it's going to cost the U.S. a lot of money. The tariff on imported blankets is 8.5%; "pullover apparel" is taxed at 14.9%.

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Some dealmaker. The New Yorker reports that Trump helped build a hotel in Azerbaijan that appears to be a corrupt operation engineered by oligarchs tied to Iran's Revolutionary Guard. If true, it's a violation of the federal Foreign Corrupt Practices Act... and that means serious jail time.

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It's mating season for the blue-footed booby, a one-of-a-kind bird found on the Galápagos Islands. And the mating dance is something to behold.

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Alcoholics Anonymous' faith-based 12-step program dominates treatment in the United States. But researchers have debunked central tenets of AA doctrine and found dozens of other treatments more effective.

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We're late today because our Windows 10 laptop decided to start ignoring the left button of the mouse, which made it rather hard to do anything. After a couple of reboots, the button again became responsive. I keep buying more powerful machines so Windows will boot faster, and it never works. I sometimes think there's a conspiracy between hardware manufacturers and Microsoft...

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National Oreo Day, asteroid near miss, NOAA in danger, DNA for digital storage
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Published Monday, March 06, 2017 @ 12:01 AM EST
Mar 06 2017

Today is Monday, March 6, the 65th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 300 days remaining.

There are:
6 days until Daylight Saving Time begins;
11 days until St. Patrick's Day;
14 days until the arrival of Spring;
26 days until April Fools' Day;
34 days until Palm Sunday;
35 days until First Day of Passover;
39 days until Good Friday;
41 days until Easter Sunday;
42 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
43 days until Last Day of Passover;
47 days until Earth Day;
53 days until Arbor Day;
60 days until Cinco de Mayo;
69 days until Mother's Day;
84 days until Memorial Day;
620 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,416 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this day in 1912, the first Oreo cookie was sold to a grocer in Hoboken, New Jersey. Developed and produced by the National Biscuit Company (known today as Nabisco, a subsidiary of Illinois-based Mondelēz International), the Oreo It was launched as an imitation of the Hydrox cookie manufactured by Sunshine company, introduced in 1908. The cookie was in the news recently when then-candidate Donald Trump reported Nabisco had shut down its Chicago plant to move Oreo production to Mexico. Not true and, also, not surprising.

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Among other things, today is also National Oreo Cookie Day (see above) as well as National Frozen Food Day. March is also National Frozen Food Month.

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Florida man allegedly committed lame $25,000 fraud by pretending to be Nickelback's drummer.

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Some persons born on March 6 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"Adequacy is sufficient."
-Adam Osborne

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A small asteroid passed within 9,000 miles of the earth last Thursday, a distance 20 times closer than the moon.

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A leaked memo reveals that U.S. President Donald Trump is planning to slash the budget of a major climate science agency by nearly a fifth. This, according to experts fearing the move, could cost lives worldwide. "Cutting NOAA's satellite budget will compromise NOAA's mission of keeping Americans safe from extreme weather and providing forecasts that allow businesses and citizens to make smart plans."

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Biocentrism posits that death is merely transport into another universe... a way for those who want to hold onto a comforting afterlife scenario, without giving up a devotion to science.

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Whatever happens to the Environmental Protection Agency, it has a clear legacy in cities. What cities looked like before the EPA.

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Scientists have discovered a great new data storage medium: DNA. A one terabyte hard drive currently weighs around 150 grams. Using the new method, 215,000 times as much data can fit in a single gram of DNA. You could fit all the data in the world in the back of a car.

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As school choice is poised to go national, a wave of new research has emerged suggesting that private school vouchers may harm students who receive them. The results are startling- the worst in the history of the field, researchers say.

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No match for Mother Nature
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Published Thursday, March 02, 2017 @ 5:12 AM EST
Mar 02 2017

A strong cold front with high winds moved through last night, knocking out power for over three hours and then disrupting our internet connection with intermittant outages. We can take the hint. We're gonna call it a night. But don't forget...

Tomorrow is the birthday of James Doohan, Star Trek's Montgomery Scott. That's a joliday around here. See you Monday.


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Hoover Dam, National Pig Day, climate change, Echo and teddy bear eavesdropping
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Published Wednesday, March 01, 2017 @ 6:26 AM EST
Mar 01 2017

Today is Wednesday, March 1, the 60th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 305 days remaining.

Today is Ash Wednesday;

There are:
11 days until Daylight Saving Time begins;
16 days until St. Patrick's Day;
19 days until the arrival of Spring;
31 days until April Fools' Day;
39 days until Palm Sunday;
40 days until First Day of Passover;
44 days until Good Friday;
46 days until Easter Sunday;
47 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
48 days until Last Day of Passover;
52 days until Earth Day;
58 days until Arbor Day;
65 days until Cinco de Mayo;
74 days until Mother's Day;
89 days until Memorial Day;
625 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,421 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1936, the construction consortium Six Companies turned Hoover Dam over to the Federal government, two years ahead of schedule.

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Among other things, today is also National Pig Day, "to accord the pig its rightful, though generally unrecognized, place as one of man's most intellectual and domesticated animals."

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Florida man deposits cocaine in bank ATM.

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Some persons born on March 1 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"The American press is extraordinarily free and vigorous, as it should be. It should be, not because it is free of inaccuracy, oversimplification and bias, but because the alternative to that freedom is worse than those failings."
-Robert Bork

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"Our energy-consuming way of life may be causing climatic changes, with adverse consequences for us all... if the threat of global warming is to be realistically addressed, the future will need to be different." A 1991 film by Shell Oil, which apparently forgot about it, given the money it's been spending lobbying against climate change.

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Amazon is fighting a request by police for data possibly gathered by an Echo device that "witnessed" a murder. First amendment defense is commendable, but why are recordings and data stored on Amazon's servers at all?

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If you have a CloudPet, the internet-connected teddy bears have leaked 800,000 customer credentials and two million messages. And, they can easily be hacked and turned into remote listening devices.

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It shouldn't be much of a surprise to learn that some hyper-partisan left- and right- wing websites pushing opposite spins of the news share the same corporate parent.

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A big outage at Amazon Web Services (AWS) yesterday afternoon caused major web disruptions. Amazon wasn't able to update its own service health dashboard for the first two hours of the outage because the dashboard itself was hosted on AWS.

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DNA tests show Subway chicken in Canada 50% chicken, 50% something else.

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Color tv, pancakes, stolen monkey, Trump-hued alligator, echo-locating humans
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Published Tuesday, February 28, 2017 @ 5:43 AM EST
Feb 28 2017

Today is Tuesday, February 28, the 59th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 306 days remaining.

There is:
one day until Ash Wednesday;
12 days until Daylight Saving Time begins;
17 days until St. Patrick's Day;
20 days until the arrival of Spring;
32 days until April Fools' Day;
40 days until Palm Sunday;
41 days until First Day of Passover;
45 days until Good Friday;
47 days until Easter Sunday;
48 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
49 days until Last Day of Passover;
53 days until Earth Day;
59 days until Arbor Day;
66 days until Cinco de Mayo;
75 days until Mother's Day;
90 days until Memorial Day;
626 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,422 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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(Photo from Steve's Vintage Color TV Page)

On this date in 1954, the first color television sets using the NTSC standard are offered for sale to the general public. The set, from Westinghouse (model H840CK15), cost $1,295, or equivalent to $11,549 in 2016, was made available in the New York area on February 28, 1954 and is generally agreed to be the first production receiver using NTSC color offered to the public. The three major networks did not broadcast their entire prime-time schedules in color until 1966, and sales of color sets did not surpass those of black and white sets until 1972.

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Among other things, today is also International Pancake Day.

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Florida man accused of stealing, selling neighbor's monkey.

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Some persons born on February 28 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"The USA is so enormous, and so numerous are its schools, colleges and religious seminaries, many devoted to special religious beliefs ranging from the unorthodox to the dotty, that we can hardly wonder at its yielding a more bounteous harvest of gobbledygook than the rest of the world put together."
-Peter Medawar

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Residents have nicknamed an orange-hued alligator spotted in North Carolina "Donny" or "Trump-A-Gator."

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How Bill Nye the Science Guy on the nature of regret and how he got his start.

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Who'd a thunk it? Humans can echo-locate, like dolphins.

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What are "populists"? It's not pretty.

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In the Oscar's "In Memoriam" segment, to remember late costume designer Janet Patterson, an image of her friend, producer Jan Chapman, who is "very much alive," was mistakenly used. Oops.

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Rocket and satellite litter is endangering private space commerce. Enter the cosmic debris tracking industry. The clutter in low-earth orbit has grown rapidly over the past decade. In January 2007, the Chinese government destroyed an aged weather satellite in a missile test, creating what was estimated to be 2,500 pieces of new debris. That was followed by the February 2009 collision of a defunct 1,900-pound Russian Cosmos satellite with a 1,200-pound Iridium Communications Inc. satellite 490 miles above Siberia, generating even more orbital waste.

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Why nothing works anymore. The singularity in the toilet stall.

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Carbon-14, strawberries, fat's not bad, another thing to give you Alzheimer's
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Published Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 7:40 AM EST
Feb 27 2017

Today is Monday, February 27, the 58th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 307 days remaining.

There is:
one day until Mardi Gras;
2 days until Ash Wednesday;
13 days until Daylight Saving Time begins;
18 days until St. Patrick's Day;
21 days until the arrival of Spring;
33 days until April Fools' Day;
41 days until Palm Sunday;
42 days until First Day of Passover;
46 days until Good Friday;
48 days until Easter Sunday;
49 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
50 days until Last Day of Passover;
54 days until Earth Day;
60 days until Arbor Day;
67 days until Cinco de Mayo;
76 days until Mother's Day;
91 days until Memorial Day;
627 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,423 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1940, Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben at the University of California Radiation Laboratory in Berkeley, California discovered Carbon-14, a radioactive isotope of carbon with an atomic nucleus containing 6 protons and 8 neutrons. Its presence in organic materials is the basis of the radiocarbon dating method pioneered by Willard Libby and colleagues (1949) to date archaeological, geological and hydrogeological samples.

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Among other things, today is also National Strawberry Day.

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Police: Florida man interprets "test drive" as "free $150K Maserati."

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Some persons born on February 27 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"I always keep my Constitution in my coat pocket... You ought to keep one on you all the time."
-Hugo Black

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We're all guinea pigs in a failed decades-long diet experiment. "The change in dietary advice to promote low-fat foods is perhaps the biggest mistake in modern medical history."

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Last week, excessive sleep was linked to Alzheimer's. This week, it's sugar.

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Polio, dog biscuits, malignant narcissism, intelligence, exoplanet bonanza, sleeping into dementia
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Published Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 2:43 AM EST
Feb 23 2017

Today is Thursday, February 23, the 54th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 311 days remaining.

There are:
5 days until Mardi Gras;
6 days until Ash Wednesday;
17 days until Daylight Saving Time begins;
22 days until St. Patrick's Day;
25 days until the arrival of Spring;
37 days until April Fools' Day;
45 days until Palm Sunday;
46 days until First Day of Passover;
50 days until Good Friday;
52 days until Easter Sunday;
53 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
54 days until Last Day of Passover;
58 days until Earth Day;
64 days until Arbor Day;
71 days until Cinco de Mayo;
80 days until Mother's Day;
95 days until Memorial Day;
631 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,427 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1954, a group of children from Arsenal Elementary School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, received the first injections of the new polio vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk.

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Among other things, today is also National Dog Biscuit Day.

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Florida woman pours glue into ATMs after card repeatedly declined.

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Some persons born on February 23 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"There isn't any virtue where there has never been any temptation. Virtue is just temptation, overcome."
-Margaret Deland

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"Donald Trump is dangerously mentally ill and temperamentally incapable of being president."

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Intelligence has always been used as fig-leaf to justify domination and destruction. No wonder we fear super-smart robots.

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For a generation of historians, liberalism and centrism were taken for granted. Now historians no longer know what to think about America.

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A "nearby" star with seven Earth-sized planets may be the best place to look for alien life. If we were in the 23rd century, it would take a starship using Star Trek's faster than light propulsion technology about three months to reach the Trappist-1 system at warp six.

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What's worse than ransomware that encrypts your Mac's hard drive? Ransomware that won't decrypt your drive even if you pay the ransom.

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Prolonged sleep may be an early warning sign of dementia. Using data from 2,457 people, average age 72, who were part of a study in Framingham, Mass., researchers found that those with a new habit of excessive slumber were at a greater risk. And in related news, there's concern the leading theory About Alzheimer's is wrong.

I need a nap. Have a good weekend, see you on Monday...

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Galileo, margaritas, grammar shaming, cat poop and mental health, a particle accelerator to the head, welcome to the sixth great mass extinction
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Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 6:10 AM EST
Feb 22 2017

Today is Wednesday, February 22, the 53rd day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 312 days remaining.

There are:
6 days until Mardi Gras;
7 days until Ash Wednesday;
17 days until Daylight Saving Time begins;
23 days until St. Patrick's Day;
25 days until the arrival of Spring;
46 days until Palm Sunday;
47 days until First Day of Passover;
42 days until April Fools' Day;
51 days until Good Friday;
52 days until Easter Sunday;
54 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
55 days until Last Day of Passover;
59 days until Earth Day;
64 days until Arbor Day;
621 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,428 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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Galileo before the Holy Office, a 19th-century painting by Joseph-Nicolas Robert-Fleury.

On this day in 1632, Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems was published, in which he championed the Copernican sun-centric solar system theory over the earth-centered Ptolemaic system. In 1633, Galileo was found to be "vehemently suspect of heresy" based on the book, which was then placed on the Index of Forbidden Books, from which it was not removed until 1835 (after the theories it discussed had been permitted in print in 1822). In an action that was not announced at the time, the publication of anything else he had written or ever might write was also banned in Catholic countries. In November, 1992, 359 years later, at a ceremony in Rome before the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Pope John Paul II officially declared that Galileo was right. The formal rehabilitation was based on the findings of a committee of the Academy the Pope set up in 1979, soon after taking office. The committee decided the Inquisition had acted in good faith, but was wrong.

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Among other things, today is also National Margarita Day.

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Florida man savagely grades ex-girlfriend's apology letter.

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Some persons born on February 22 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"I hope for an America where we can all contend freely and vigorously, but where we will treasure and guard those standards of civility which alone make this nation safe for both democracy and diversity."
-Edward M. Kennedy

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No, your cat isn't a threat to your mental health. At least parasites from its litter box aren't.

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West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin on Donald Trump... "I believe that Donald Trump in addition to everything else is a constitutional crisis waiting to happen..."

He also spoke out at the Writers' Guild awards.

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The example of Easter Island shows why humanity will be extinct within 100 years. Too many people, too few resources. Plus a bonus video about the sixth great mass extinction event, in which we all have front row seats.

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What Happens If You Stick Your Head in a Particle Accelerator? No, you don't become a Marvel superhero.

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Terrorists are building drones. France is destroying them with eagles. Under French military supervision, four golden eagle chicks hatched last year atop drones — born into a world of terror and machines they would be bred to destroy.

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"It turns out that the year 2000 marks a grim historical milestone of sorts for our nation. For whatever reasons, the Great American Escalator, which had lifted successive generations of Americans to ever higher standards of living and levels of social well-being, broke down around then—and broke down very badly.

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Peace sign, National Sticky Bun Day, disappearing bees, reappearing wooly mammoths, curing death
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Published Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 5:58 AM EST
Feb 21 2017

Today is Tuesday, February 21, the 52nd day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 313 days remaining.

There are:
7 days until Mardi Gras;
8 days until Ash Wednesday;
18 days until Daylight Saving Time begins;
24 days until St. Patrick's Day;
26 days until the arrival of Spring;
47 days until Palm Sunday;
48 days until First Day of Passover;
43 days until April Fools' Day;
52 days until Good Friday;
53 days until Easter Sunday;
55 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
56 days until Last Day of Passover;
60 days until Earth Day;
65 days until Arbor Day;
622 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,429 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1958, The CND symbol, aka peace symbol, commissioned by the Direct Action Committee in protest against the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, is designed and completed by Gerald Holtom. The logo was not copyrighted and later became known in the wider world as a general-purpose peace symbol. The design was a combination of the letters "N" (two arms outstretched pointing down at 45 degrees) and "D" (one arm upraised above the head) of the flag semaphore alphabet, standing for nuclear disarmament.

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Among other things, today is also National Sticky Bun Day.

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Florida man to cops: Jumping out window 'worth a shot'.

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The KGB Quotations Database contains 48,331 quotations.

Some persons born on February 21 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"If freedom means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear."
-~George Orwell

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Those massive floods in California are caused by atmospheric rivers, narrow corridors of concentrated moisture suspended in the atmosphere, which can hold up to 15 times more water than the amount that flows through the Mississippi River. While atmospheric rivers are naturally occurring phenomena, climate change is expected to intensify the severe precipitation events caused by atmospheric rivers in the future, because of increased evaporation rates and greater atmospheric water-holding capacity.

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The first-ever study to map U.S. wild bees suggests they are disappearing in the country's most important farmlands —from California's Central Valley to the Midwest's corn belt and the Mississippi River valley.

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Lab-made wooly mammoth embryos are only two years away.

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World’s first rideable hoverbike looks cool as hell but will probably kill you.

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'California is a nation, not a state': A fringe movement wants a break from the U.S. Bolstered by the election of President Trump, the group, Yes California, is collecting the 585,407 signatures necessary to place a secessionist question on the 2018 ballot. Its goal is to have California become its own country, separate and apart from the United States.

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Is death something to be "cured"? Radical longevity may change the way we live—and not necessarily for the better.

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Just make it stop
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Published Thursday, February 16, 2017 @ 1:02 AM EST
Feb 16 2017

Although I was only eight years old, I remember the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. I remember the worried looks of my teachers; my grandparents watching the evening news with rising concern. And I remember the palpable relief when it was over.

Then there was Watergate. The break-in took place in June, 1972. The Senate hearings started in May of 1973, and from that point on it was like being hooked on a badly-written soap opera starring people you didn't like. Relief didn't come until the following August, when Nixon resigned to avoid impeachment. It didn't really end until September, when President Gerald Ford pardoned Nixon, an act that probably cost him the 1976 election to Jimmy Carter. But by eliminating the possibility of criminal action against the disgraced President, and the media circus that would have surrounded it, Ford's action truly ended "our long national nightmare."

The situation with Trump is worse. You're afraid to turn on the news in the morning in the event he's tweeted us into a nuclear confrontation somewhere. And this whole Michael Flynn business would be funny if it didn't underscore the monumental stupidity of Trump and his minions. You're the National Security Advisor, and you didn't stop to think your intelligence agencies might be monitoring the phones of the Russians you're calling? There are recordings, transcripts. No wonder some agencies are withholding information from Trump. And while our attention is distracted by this flaming gasbag's antics, the Republicans in Congress have gone full-tilt bozo, passing laws defunding vital services, removing restrictions prohibiting the mentally ill from buying firearms, revoking environmental protections... I remember in the middle of the Cuban missile crisis my grandfather turning to my grandmother and soberly announcing, "This shit has to stop."

Indeed. I think it's a foregone conclusion that Trump is going to be benched at some point, either by impeachment or a masterly invocation of the 25th Amendment that Constitutional scholars will debate for decades.

Whatever. Just do it as quickly as you can. Mike Pence is ideologically scarier the Trump, but at least shares the same reality as most of the world.

Seth Meyers sums up yesterday's chaos:

Monday's Predident's Day, so we'll see you next Tuesday.


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The Illuminati Intervention Theory
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Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017 @ 4:54 AM EST
Feb 15 2017

According to Wikipedia: "Fake it 'til you make it" (also called "act as if") is a common catchphrase. The purpose is to avoid getting caught in a self-fulfilling prophecy related to one's fear of not being confident.

It's ok to employ this strategy if you're selling cars or life insurance. You can't get away with it, though, when your lack of knowledge can start a war, negatively affect global financial markets, or becomes blatantly obvious to even the casual observer.

This is the current state of the Trump administration. What's disturbing is that it appears Trump hasn't caught on that we've caught on to him. Given his assortment of character and personality defects, it's unlikely he ever will, or at least admit it.

Some of my conspiracy-minded friends have told me not to worry. According to them, the Illuminati were alarmed by Trump's election, the dystopian "Being There" nature of his performance in office so far, and will take him down before he can damage the Republic beyond repair. The quick demise of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn is just the opening move in a series of complex maneuvers that will "have Trump and his brainless minions" out of office before the end of the year, sooner if they do anything incredibly stupid.

This is the only time I have ever wished that a crackpot theory was true. It's oddly comforting to imagine a collection of robed figures seated at a boardroom table, intently watching CNN.

The screen fades to black. The figure spins in his chair to face the others.

"I believe it is time to activate The Bigly Initiative. Are there any objections?"

Silence.

The figure slides a panel on the table, and a metal box pops into view. A key is inserted, turned. The lighting in the room shifts to red, and multiple flat screen displays around the chamber flicker into life.

The screens flash a montage of imagies- copies of test scores, tax returns, grainy videos...

Trump Dump initiated... New York Times (delivered); Washington Post (delivered); CNN (delivered)...

Sigh. If only.

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Couldn't get a standard format Report out today. We'll give it a shot again tomorrow.

In the meantime, enjoy this:


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Valentine's Day, telephones, Frederick Douglass, Florida butt shot, supernova
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Published Tuesday, February 14, 2017 @ 9:57 AM EST
Feb 14 2017

Today is Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14, the 45th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 320 days remaining.

There are:
6 days until Presidents' Day;
14 days until Mardi Gras;
15 days until Ash Wednesday;
26 days until Daylight Saving Time begins;
31 days until St. Patrick's Day;
34 days until the arrival of Spring;
54 days until Palm Sunday;
55 days until First Day of Passover;
50 days until April Fools' Day;
59 days until Good Friday;
60 days until Easter Sunday;
62 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
63 days until Last Day of Passover;
67 days until Earth Day;
72 days until Arbor Day;
629 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,436 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray each independently applied for a patent for the telephone. Bell was the first to be awarded a patent #174,465 for the electric telephone by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in March 1876. The Bell patents were forensically victorious and commercially decisive. That first patent by Bell was the "master patent" of the telephone, from which other patents for electric telephone devices and features flowed.

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Among other things, today is also Frederick Douglass Day. You know, the guy mentioned by Trump... "Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who has done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice," Trump said.

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Florida man accused of shooting wife in the buttocks for refusing sex.

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The KGB Quotations Database contains 48,331 quotations.

Some persons born on February 14 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"Every person should have their escape route planned."
-Simon Pegg

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The Missing Apex of Maslow's Hierarchy could save us all. But judging from that dull stare and lip drool, you don't look self-actualized.

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Flynn sets record with only 24 days as national security adviser. The average tenure is about 2.6 years.

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Playboy magazine is "taking our identity back and reclaiming who we are" by by announcing the return of photographs of nude women, beginning in the next issue. Now maybe this will lift the curse God placed on our country when Playboy pulled the plug on naked ladies last year.

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According to a study published in the journal Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews and highlighted by New Scientist, your dog knows when you're being an asshole, and it uses that information to decide how it should interact withother humans. So, yes, your dog is judging you, too.

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If you can't beat the machine, better to become one. Elon Musk says humans must merge with machines or become irrelevant in AI age. Someone better bring him up to speed about the Borg.

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Astronomers catch a supernova just as its big boom begins. he explosion was first identified just three hours after it occurred, and the first spectrum was taken within six hours of the initial event. Check out the link for a fascinating photo.

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Peanuts, eagles, alligators, Kate McKinnon, Popeye's rice and beans with flesh eating New World Screwworms
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Published Monday, February 13, 2017 @ 12:58 AM EST
Feb 13 2017

Today is Monday, February 13, the 44th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 321 days remaining.

There is:
1 day until Valentine's Day;
7 days until Presidents' Day;
15 days until Mardi Gras;
16 days until Ash Wednesday;
27 days until Daylight Saving Time begins;
32 days until St. Patrick's Day;
35 days until the arrival of Spring;
55 days until Palm Sunday;
56 days until First Day of Passover;
51 days until April Fools' Day;
60 days until Good Friday;
61 days until Easter Sunday;
63 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
64 days until Last Day of Passover;
68 days until Earth Day;
73 days until Arbor Day;
630 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,437 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 2000, Charles Schulz's final "Peanuts" comic strip ran in Sunday newspapers, the day after the cartoonist died at age 77.

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Among other things, today is also Clean Out Your Computer Day. Yeah. just the project you want to tackle on a Monday morning.

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Florida man saves bald eagle from jaws of alligator.

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The KGB Quotations Database contains 48,331 quotations.

Some persons born on February 13 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"Ecstasy cannot be constant, or it would kill."
-Eleanor Farjeon

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Saturday Night Live had Melissa McCarthy as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Alec Baldwin as President Donald Trump, but the show was stolen, as it often is, by the remarkable Kate McKinnon. She offered spot-on impersonations of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Senator Elizabeth Warren, but blew the doors off the place with her Kellyanne Conway in a superb parody of Fatal Attraction, with Conway going unhinged when she's shunned by newsman Jake Tapper. The segment drew criticism for its portrayal of Conway as a crazed, sex-starved woman driven insane by rejection. But Trump's administration offends daily, and more outrageously. And unlike the President's cobbled together executive orders, the sketch- shot on film, not video, and expertly lit and blocked- was the result of a lot of work.

Here's the scene from Fatal Attraction as well as the SNL bit. Rather rough language in the first. For the second, put down your coffee cap or you'll be spraying your monitor all morning.

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Verizon is launching an 'unlimited' data plan for the first time in more than 5 years. Verizon's plan is more expensive than T-Mobile's, less expensive than AT&T's, and if your read the small print you'll understand why they're calling it 'unlimited' instead of unlimited.

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Hackers have discovered a way to install emulation software on the NES Classic Edition that allows it to play Sega Genesis, Game Boy, and Super Nintendo games. The last video game I played was on an Atari 2600 in the '80s.

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The FDA has approved the drug deflazacort for use in the United States. An old European steroid treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the 15,000 American who suffer from the disase can import it from abroad for about $1,200 a month, or $14,400/year. The list price here in the US? $89,000/year; After rebates and discounts, the net price will be $54,000/year.

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A woman in San Antonio, Texas is suing the Popeye's restaurant chain, claiming they served her flesh eating New World Screwworms in her rice and beans. The story has a link to the full lawsuit.

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We may not publish tomorrow. I'm knee-deep in the hoopla of delivering a new automated publishing system, and something always come up..

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Pizza, bagels, Doritos, full moon, lunar eclipse, Jesus told me to steal $7 billion
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Published Thursday, February 09, 2017 @ 12:00 AM EST
Feb 09 2017

Today is Thursday, February 9, the 40th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 325 days remaining.

There are:
5 days until Valentine's Day;
11 days until Presidents' Day;
19 days until Mardi Gras;
20 days until Ash Wednesday;
31 days until Daylight Saving Time begins;
36 days until St. Patrick's Day;
39 days until the arrival of Spring;
59 days until Palm Sunday;
61 days until First Day of Passover;
55 days until April Fools' Day;
64 days until Good Friday;
65 days until Easter Sunday;
67 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
68 days until Last Day of Passover;
72 days until Earth Day;
77 days until Arbor Day;
634 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,441 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1964, over 73 million Americans, or roughly 40% of the population of the entire country, gathered around television sets to watch the Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show.

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Among other things, today is also National Pizza Day and National Bagel Day. Celebrate both- have a pizza bagel!

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Florida man caught trying to steal $7 billion, blames Jesus.

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The KGB Quotations Database contains 48,331 quotations.

Some persons born on February 9 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"It is the duty of a patriot to protect his country from its government."
-Thomas Paine

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A full moon, lunar eclipse, and comet all in one night. Here's how to watch it Friday.

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Archaeologists may have discovered another Dead Sea Scrolls cave. A team from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Liberty University in Virginia have discovered what they believe to be a 12th cave on the cliffs west of Qumran. In addition to Biblical text, the scrolls contain hymns, prayers, commentaries, and mystical formulas. They're so valuable that a fragment of an original scroll the size of a fingernail can cost up to $1 million.

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There are 26 ingredients in Doritos Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips. If you really want to know...

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President Trump has begun reaching out to veterans of earlier White Houses for advice, as he seeks to bring more order and stability to a chaotic internal power structure that relies on competing and sometimes conflicting centers of gravity.

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Wrong-way Trump... FBI reports show far more terror suspects coming from Canada. "We are looking the wrong direction," said a senior DHS official familiar with the data. "Not to say that Mexico isn’t a problem, but the real bad guys aren’t coming from there—at least not yet."

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It's not foreigners who are plotting here: what the data really shows... more than 76 percent of individuals arrested by the FBI over the past two years for terrorism-related offenses were U.S. citizens as a result of having been born in the United States.

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Have a project commitment due tomorrow. See you Monday. Have a great weekend!

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