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Published Wednesday, August 23, 2017 @ 5:19 AM EDT
Aug 23 2017

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Today is Wednesday, August 23, the 235th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 130 days remaining.

This is the 216th day of Donald Trump's presidency. There are 1,246 days remaining in his term, assuming he doesn't resign, is otherwise removed from office, or his unhinged, psychotic behavior results in the destruction of the republic.

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What happened on August 23 from On This Day.

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Among other things, today is also National Sponge Cake Day.

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Florida man steals truck, busted watching eclipse through welder's mask.

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Quote of the day:

"I only know that all is lost, and that nothing can help me unless I inherit money, strike oil or go to work."
-Will Cuppy
More Will Cuppy quotes

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Bonus quote of the day:

"Experts are saying that President Trump is already preparing for the 2020 election. Now some people think that's overly optimistic, but others say, no, he'll probably be paroled by then."
-Conan O'Brien

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I have no words to adequately explain my mental and emotional state following Trump's speech in Phoenix last night. In the documentaries they will make about this demented time in our history, it will be described as the analog to Hitler's "Triumph of the Will" performance.

I'm completely Trumped out. No more Trump today. If you must have your comprehensive daily Trump Dump, you can get it all at the KGB Report Facebook page. There several dozen items out there. The blog and email are published just once daily, with very few exceptions. The KGB Report timeline on Facebook is constantly updated. The blog and newsletter are distributed Monday through Thursday, but our Facebook venue is 24/7. so to speak.

Okay, ready? You are are now entering the Trump-Free Zone:

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America, home of the transactional marriage. The country’s exceptionally thin safety net prompts residents—especially those with less-steady employment—to view partnership in more economic terms.

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Annie Dillard's classic essay: 'Total Eclipse' “Seeing a partial eclipse bears the same relation to seeing a total eclipse as kissing a man does to marrying him.”

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How to get free Kindle books with your library card.

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Shine on, fishy friends. Scientists are discovering that bioluminescence is so common in the oceans that it is one of Earth’s dominant traits.

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"If someone is already pre-disposed to disbelieve scientific conclusions around issues like human evolution, climate change, stem cell research or the Big Bang theory because of their religious or political views, learning more about the subject actually increases their disbelief, a new study finds." Click for more.

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The BBC explains why it's not surprising ship collisions still happen.

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Democrats’ New Health-Care Plan: Medicaid for All (Who Want It).

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Internet Rule #1: Never read the comments. Mapping the most and least troll-ridden places in the U.S.

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Google’s newest Android operating system gets its official name: Oreo. Google did not pay the famous cookie's maker, Mondelēz, any money to use the name, said spokeswoman Valerie Mondéens, who in an email called it a “pure co-branding partnership.”

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Self-Driving Cars. Rogue Nuke Launches. Evil AI. What tech threats you should (and shouldn't) worry about?

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Why did Verizon kill the Unlimited plan that everyone loved?

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