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Happy Thanksgiving 2015

Thursday is Thanksgiving Day¬† in the United States–a day upon which we collectively give thanks to Our Creator for all of the blessings bestowed upon us today and throughout our lives. 316 more words

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That Was Then, This Is Now: How Obama Has Changed Thanksgiving *Open Thread*

On the eve of Thanksgiving, there are a couple of good articles about how George Washington and Abraham Lincoln perceived Thanksgiving. The articles highlight why these Founders thought it was so important for us as a nation to be thankful. 1,167 more words

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Cal Tech/JPL proposes dark matter hair

This artist’s rendering zooms in on what dark matter “hairs” might look like around Earth.

Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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The root of a dark matter hair produced from particles going through Jupiter’s core would be about 1 trillion times denser than average. 812 more words

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The Laquan McDonald EXECUTION by the Chicago Police Department

I will not put the video in the main post. It will be in the replies.

But, make no mistake, this young man was EXECUTED. 594 more words

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Wednesday Open Thread | Black Women in Television: Isabel Sanford & Esther Rolle

You can’t talk about Black women in television in the 1970’s without talking about Weezie Jefferson and Florida Evans.
Weezie Jefferson was the first time I saw a Black woman on television that a) didn’t have to work and b) had her own maid. 781 more words


A Parody For The "Delicate Snowflake" College Fascist

I offer this video without commentary, except for “job well done.”

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Understandable Change For This State Senator *Open Thread*

This week is bringing all kinds of unwelcome news. We have a travel warning from the State Department for US citizens traveling, well, EVERYWHERE. You have the Defense Department expanding its investigation into an… 721 more words

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