Blog Heap o'Links for December 2017

Links in this view: 49
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Criminally Stupid

Lightning

Detroit …two men pried open the front door of a Public Lighting substation, and once inside made contact with 24,000 volts of electricity.… caused their bodies to be fused together, and they were pronounced dead at the scene. …

Not worth it, guys. I guess you found that out.
1:03pm CST Sun 2017 Dec 31 :MW
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United States of America

Trump, smiling

As our Country rapidly grows stronger and smarter, I want to wish all of my friends, supporters, enemies, haters, and even the very dishonest Fake News Media, a Happy and Healthy New Year. 2018 will be a great year for America!

11:50pm CST Sun 2017 Dec 31 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1759 Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000 year lease at 45 pounds per annum and started brewing Guinness beer. …

This is the very last time that I'm going to link to Vic this year. Probably.
12:03pm CST Sun 2017 Dec 31 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1972 the United States halted heavy bombing of North Vietnam. I was there for that one off the coast on Yankee station. We had been bombing heavy all the way through Christmas.

Vic has the world tied up and delivered to your screen.
10:43am CST Sat 2017 Dec 30 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1835 the Treaty of New Echota was signed, ceding all the lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi River to the United States. This treaty was forced on the Cherokee after gold was discovered on Cherokee lands in GA. It ultimately led to what is known as the Trail of Tears.

Vic's got his links tucked in here after JJ's extensive report. Real News.
1:18pm CST Fri 2017 Dec 29 :MW
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Governing Ourselves

The idea of lower priced cities for government departments is great. Some suggestions:

Energy-Houston, TX
Education-Fargo, ND
EPA-Fairbanks, AK
Agriculture-Des Moines, IA
HUD-Detroit, MI…

'Specially like that last one.
2:42pm CST Thu 2017 Dec 28 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1973 the all Democrat congress passed one of the most hideous laws ever written and it was signed into law by the most Democrat with an R after his name Richard Millhouse Nixon.

It was the endangered species act, which has been vastly abused since the day it was written.…

Vic's leads and JJ's reads, the only #RealNews you need.
1:53pm CST Thu 2017 Dec 28 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

… On this day in 1845 Ether anesthetic was used for the first time by Dr. Crawford Long in Jefferson, Georgia.

Catch up with the world with Vic and JJ - the know-it-alls.
11:05am CST Wed 2017 Dec 27 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1966 black thug Maulana Karenga invented fake holiday Kwanzaa. The seven principles of Kwanzaa are the very same seven principles of the Symbionese Liberation Army which is where he lifted those from.

Vic's got the post-Christmas spirit… and you can't have any.
12:27pm CST Tue 2017 Dec 26 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Good morning kids. Merry Christmas to you all and I hope Santa has left you lots of toys and goodies under the tree. As for this Yidlet from Flatbush, I give you some links to ponder over coffee and a nice gooey danish, and I'll try to keep the commentary light.…

No Vic news for Christmas. Jewish JJ does a great job on the headlines from the Chinese restaurant....
1:12pm CST Mon 2017 Dec 25 :MW
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Spiritual Matters

…Matt 6, 13. There is often a theological battle over this particular verse in the Pater Noster. Does God lead us to temptation? The obvious answer is of course not, God isn’t the author of anything evil (cf 1 Cor 14, 33). But we must come to an understanding of the term temptation means in the Bible.…

7:57pm CST Sat 2017 Dec 23 :MW
Star Bright

…"My granddaughter said, 'Pa, why did you do that?' And I said, 'because God spoke to me, and said to give him my shoes…'"

1:24pm CST Sat 2017 Dec 23 :MW

Digital Business

…Since he was three years old, Ryan’s parents have been capturing videos of him opening toys, playing with them and “reviewing” them for videos posted on their YouTube channel, “Ryan ToysReview.” … Ryan has become a multi-millionaire, according to Forbes magazine’s just-out list of highest paid YouTube entrepreneurs. He was ranked number eight, having brought in $11 million in revenue between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017, before management fees and taxes, of course.…

Of course.
8:02pm CST Sat 2017 Dec 23 :MW

Culture

…I go to the same store every week, on different days at different times, and there are usually about the same amount of people in there. But the week before Thanksgiving, and the week before Christmas, it's always packed with people. Where do they all come from? And why do they only eat those two weeks of the year?

11:59am CST Sat 2017 Dec 23 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1783 George Washington resigned as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland. He had been urged by supporters to seize power and become the national leader (remember this was before the constitution and there was no President). But he refused such an act.

Vic's news, fresh from the web to your screen.
11:04am CST Sat 2017 Dec 23 :MW
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Unclear on the Concept

…she left her 5-year-old son alone with 25-year-old [boyfriend] so she could do a little Christmas shopping on Saturday. When she arrived home, she says she saw bruises on her son’s arms and back, welts on his forehead and a hand print on his cheek.…

And what evil did this 5yo do to warrant such aggression?

[Boyfriend] told her that he punished the boy after the child opened a present that was under the Christmas tree.…

Arrested on child abuse and neglect. Merry Christmas, kid.
12:51pm CST Fri 2017 Dec 22 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1937 the Lincoln Tunnel opened to traffic in New York City. Initial toll was 50 cents, it is now $15 on outgoing traffic.…

Vic's news and JJ's Report. The whole world on one blog page. Amazing.
11:30am CST Fri 2017 Dec 22 :MW
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Spiritual Matters

The longest day must have its close — the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning. An eternal, inexorable lapse of moments is ever hurrying the day of the evil to an eternal night, and the night of the just to an eternal day.
--Harriet Beecher Stowe, abolitionist and novelist (1811-1896)

1:48pm CST Thu 2017 Dec 21 :MW

Christmas

Star Bright

"There are many things from which I might have derived good by which I have not profited, I dare say," returned the nephew, "Christmas among the rest. But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas-time, when it has come round-apart from... the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that-as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that it has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!"

1:00pm CST Thu 2017 Dec 21 :MW
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American Culture

Monopoly Man

… "Monopoly Man's" name is Rich Uncle Pennybags.

12:21pm CST Thu 2017 Dec 21 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1620 William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims landed on what is now known as Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Vic's news starts here. JJ's report is up top. All you need!
11:23am CST Thu 2017 Dec 21 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1946 the Christmas film It's a Wonderful Life premiered in New York City. It has become a staple of Christmas viewing on TV now.…

If you follow Vic's links and JJ's report, you are better-informed than most people in the world. And more entertained, despite the dark topics.
10:58am CST Wed 2017 Dec 20 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

Good Morning Morons, damn very early. I like it.

An unusually subtle start to Vic's daily report. Meanwhile, JJ's just gets bigger and longer! His report, I mean.

Vic's actual Moor News begins at comment #45.

11:27am CST Tue 2017 Dec 19 :MW
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International Incidents

Trump, smiling

Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Trump Sunday to thank the U.S. for intelligence that helped to avert an ISIS bombing of targets in St. Petersburg – Putin’s hometown – including the city’s landmark 19th century Kazan Cathedral.…

See? Collusion!
10:24am CST Mon 2017 Dec 18 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1865 Secretary of State William Seward proclaimed the adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment, prohibiting slavery throughout the USA. However officially slavery did not end in MD until long after that. I have seen write-ups that said some blacks remained slaves in MD on into the early 1900s.

Vic's links and JJ's Report - all you need to make you head back under the covers.
10:38am CST Mon 2017 Dec 18 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1951 the American Civil Rights Congress delivered the document "We Charge Genocide" to the United Nations. The Civil Rights Congress was a communist affiliated group in the 50s. The Russians through their allies in the Baltics financed these agitation groups in the 50s and 60s.

So glad Communism is no threat to the world anymore! (Uhh…)
11:32am CST Sun 2017 Dec 17 :MW
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Animals can be Dangerous

…“I SMACKED the President hard on the back,” Burns exclaimed via text.

That must have given the Secret Service in the room a jolt. But when he explained to the president that he just instinctively smashed the arachnid without thinking, everybody laughed, and the photo shoot went on…

…a yellow sac spider – one of a handful of poisonous spiders that live in the Washington, D.C., area.… can cause symptoms similar to that from a brown recluse…

12:50pm CST Sat 2017 Dec 16 :MW
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Spiritual Matters

J.K. Rowling, recently expressed her belief that God is a black woman…

I remember that scene in the George Burns movie God, where she is a shopper in a grocery store. Really. Just ask John Denver.

Check for yourself in this clip.

11:32am CST Sat 2017 Dec 16 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1773 members of the Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawk Indians dumped hundreds of crates of tea into Boston harbor as a protest against the Tea Act.

Get your weekend info from Vic; you won't regret it. Or will you…?
11:24am CST Sat 2017 Dec 16 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1933 the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution officially became effective, repealing the Eighteenth Amendment that prohibited the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol. An interesting note on this amendment is that it is the only amendment that has been ratified by state conventions and not the legislatures. The State legislatures were still packed with prohibitionists who would not have ratified it so they sent it directly to conventions nominated by the people.

A toast! A toast to Repeal! Repeal! Repeal!
10:32am CST Fri 2017 Dec 15 :MW
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United States of America

At 10:00 p.m. on December 14, 1799, George Washington died at his Mt. Vernon home after five decades of service to his country.

Got the US off to a good start.
1:01pm CST Thu 2017 Dec 14 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1964 in the Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States the activist Warren Court ruled that Congress can use the Constitution's Commerce Clause to fight discrimination. What forcing a private business to serve some customers they do not want has to do with interstate commerce I have no idea. But bad cases make bad rulings. Yes, discrimination based solely on race is bad, but if they want kill their own business that's their problem.

Catch up with the world via Vic's links and JJ's report.
11:09am CST Thu 2017 Dec 14 :MW
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Animals can be Dangerous

(Dec 10) …three people… injured… 10… left homeless after a woman accidentally started a fire while trying to kill bed bugs with rubbing alcohol at a multi-family home in Cincinnati. …damage is estimated at $250,000.…

(Nov 28) Eight people were left homeless …when a 13-year-old boy set fire to an apartment building after dousing a bed bug with alcohol.…

Related Story: Man sets himself, apartment ablaze trying to kill bedbugs

Time to bring back DDT!
12:41pm CST Wed 2017 Dec 13 :MW
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People Die

Haggard Hillary

…They want us to believe this surgeon not only committed suicide by stabbing himself in the chest-but was also too incompetent to know where his heart was thus causing a slow agonizing death. Another Clinton body count number…

1:38pm CST Wed 2017 Dec 13 :MW
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Animals

Deer

…southeast Oklahoma… Josh Hughes and Drake Fletcher found a rare buck dead and hanging in the fence near their hunting property. … “This unique specimen of a whitetail carries an impressive 47 points, with a spread of over 20 inches, and a green gross score of 269 3/8 inches,” read a post on the Oklahoma Game Wardens Facebook page. …aged at approximately 6.5 years of age.…

47 points!!??!! No wonder it got tangled in the fence. Poor buck. (Article dated Dec 8.)
12:34pm CST Wed 2017 Dec 13 :MW

Breitbart is Here

Geezer

… On this day in 1928 George Gershwin's An American in Paris opened in NYC at Carnegie Hall.

Vic's moor to JJ's report, that about covers it.
1:42pm CST Wed 2017 Dec 13 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1917 Father Flanagan founded Boys Town as a farm village for wayward boys in Nebraska. There are now 12 regional Boys Towns located around the country.

Vic's got his report, here on JJ's extensive morning report. That should about cover the world.
9:57am CST Tue 2017 Dec 12 :MW
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Wars and Rumors

Crazyface

…The suspect in a terror-related attack in New York City has been identified as Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant who lives in Brooklyn and was allegedly inspired by ISIS. …former taxi driver… had the pipe bomb attached to his body by Velcro and zip ties… taken to Bellevue Hospital. … Monday morning incident in a subway passageway near the Port Authority Bus Terminal. … "He did make statements but we're not going to talk about that right now…"

1:56pm CST Mon 2017 Dec 11 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1884 Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published. …

Encouraging runaways? Vic's got the Sunday news wrap-up wrapped up.
12:17pm CST Sun 2017 Dec 10 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1979 the eradication of the smallpox virus was certified by the WHO, making smallpox the first and to date only human disease driven to extinction.

Vic's nose for news is exceeded only by his acid analysis. Wait, what?
9:41am CST Sat 2017 Dec 9 :MW
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Raising Ourselves

The Justice Department has launched a federal investigation into Planned Parenthood’s practices and the sale of fetal tissue. … Justice Department Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Stephen Boyd formally requested unredacted documents from the Senate Judiciary Committee, the same panel that led the congressional probe into the women’s health organization.…

11:55am CST Fri 2017 Dec 8 :MW

Spiritual Matters

Star Bright

Pope Francis has suggested he wants to make a change to The Lord's Prayer… he would prefer to adjust the phrase “lead us not into temptation,” saying that it too strongly suggested that God leads people to sin.…

Much as I dislike most of what I've heard from this Pope, on this one, I'm in agreement. This one bothered me as a little kid, for just these reasons. When I got older, I assumed it was something distorted in translation.

One of several reasons I appreciate the "original" version as allegedly revealed in the Urantia papers.

Our Father who is in heaven,
Hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come; your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our bread for tomorrow;
Refresh our souls with the water of life.
And forgive us every one our debts
As we also have forgiven our debtors.
Save us in temptation, deliver us from evil,
And increasingly make us perfect like yourself.

12:08pm CST Fri 2017 Dec 8 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

John Lennon

…On this day in 1980 John Lennon was murdered in front of The Dakota in New York City. He was murdered by Mark David Chapman who got a plea bargain for 2nd degree murder. He shot Lennon with an illegal (in NYC) .38 special revolver.…

Vic's news and views, and JJ's Morning Report, all conveniently located on one web page. Be informed!
11:39am CST Fri 2017 Dec 8 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1869 Jesse James committed his first confirmed bank robbery in Gallatin, Missouri.

Vic and JJ cover the world. Which needed covering, actually.
1:05pm CST Thu 2017 Dec 7 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1932 German-born Swiss physicist Albert Einstein was granted an American visa. He was still in the US when Hitler came to power in 1933 and he decided it was not a good idea to go back to Germany. … He became a US citizen in 1940.…

Vic's links and JJ's news of the world, all in one place.
11:20am CST Tue 2017 Dec 5 :MW
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Animal Companions

Cat, Excited

…the Peterson family noticed a diamondback rattlesnake in their Leesburg backyard last weekend. As they were going inside, their cat, Oreo, took matters into his own hands, fighting off the venomous reptile.

"He's a little protector," said 10-year-old Jaiden Peterson, who adopted the feline just over a year ago.

Oreo got bitten by the snake during the fight but survived.…

11:24am CST Mon 2017 Dec 4 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1991 Pan American ceased its operations after 64 years. It had declared bankruptcy earlier in January.

JJ and Vic - the greatest news-gathering team ever.
11:20am CST Mon 2017 Dec 4 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1979 Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini became the first Supreme Leader of Iran. You can thank Jimmy Peanut for that. Worst foreign policy President in history before Obama.

Vic's got the world tied up and delivered for you.
10:51am CST Sun 2017 Dec 3 :MW
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Breitbart is Here

Geezer

…On this day in 1862 in the State of the Union Address President Abraham Lincoln reaffirmed the necessity of ending slavery as ordered ten weeks earlier in the Emancipation Proclamation, which only included the Southern States which he had no control over.

Your blog-heaper regrets missing a couple of days of Vic's news. The Kate Steinle verdict topping the news just drove me into a funk and I had to go watch kitty videos.
10:18am CST Sat 2017 Dec 2 :MW