Monday Open Thread; September 25 was the Battle of Stamford Bridge

September 25th is the 268th day of the year. There are 97 days left.

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Today's number is 25

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25 is 5 squared, and it has no other divisors. It is odd, like the square of every prime other than 2.

25 is the smallest square that is the sum of two smaller squares (9 & 16). Carpenters and others make fact of this property to draw large right angles, since this is a pythagorean triangle, with sides of 3, 4 and 5

25 is manganese
25 is the minimum age to get elected to the House of Representatives
I-25 connects Wyoming and New Mexico, but nobody is sure why

25, in Hindi, is Pachisi, the national board game of India. Ours in the US must be Monopoly, I guess.

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Title 25 of the US Code is INDIANS.

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25 BCE
was the Year of the Consulship of Augustus and Silanus.
This was the 9th consulship for Caesar Augustus)
The temple to Neptune was built on the Circus Flaminius. (There was no temple to Uranus.)
Rome surpassed Chang'an, China as the largest city in the world.

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25 CE
was the Year of the Consulship of Lentulus and Agrippa
Liu Xiu restored the Han dynasty in China, becoming Emperor Guangwu of Han.

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On this day in:
1066 -- King Harold whupped King Harald at The Battle of Stamford Bridge. Three Days later, William the Bastard walked ashore unopposed way down south in Pevensey Bay.
1513 -- Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa (aka stout Cortez) reached the pacific
1789 -- Congress passed the Bill of Rights. Amendments 2, 3, 9 & 10 still survive
1846 -- Zachary Taylor captured Monterrey.
1890 -- Congress established Sequoia National Park.
1906 -- Leonardo Torres y Quevedo demonstrated the Telekino, a remote control device
1929 -- Jimmy Doolittle performed the first airplane flight using instruments only
1942 -- Swiss Police instructions dictated that refugees because of race alone were not "Political Refugees"
1944 -- Survivors of the British 1st Airborne pulled out of Arnhem
1956 -- The first transatlantic telephone cable was inaguarated
1957 -- Central High in Little Rock was integrated by force

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Born this day in:

1683 -- Jean-Philippe Rameau, composer, harmony freak
1764 -- Fletcher Christian, sailor
1862 -- Leon Boellmann, organist and composer
1897 -- William Faulkner, writer
1903 -- Mark Rothko, painter
1906 -- Dmitri Shostakovich, pianist and composer
1923 -- Sam Rivers, sax, clarinet, harmonica and piano player, also a composer
1929 -- Barbara Walters, journalist, producer and talking head
1930 -- Shel Silverstein, author, poet, illustrator and songwriter
1932 -- Glenn Gould, pianist and composer
1937 -- Mary Allen Wilkes, computer scientist and attorney
1942 -- John Taylor, pianist
1946 -- Jerry Penrod, bassist
1951 -- Burleigh Drummond, drummer (ambrosia)
1955 -- Steven Severin, bassist (souixie)
1964 -- Barbara Dennerlein, organist
1972 -- Douglas September, singer, songwriter and guitarist

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Died this day in:

1066 -- Harald Hardrada, king
1621 -- Mary Sidney, author and poet
1777 -- Johann Heinrich Lambert, mathematician, physicist, and astronomer
1849 -- Johann Strauss I, composer
1867 -- Oliver Loving, co-developer of the Goodnight-Loving Trail
1917 -- Thomas Ashe, Irish Republican Brotherhood member, founding member of the Irish Volunteers
1928 -- Richard F. Outcault, cartoonist
1933 -- Ring Lardner, journalist and author
1960 -- Emily Post, author, snoot, conformist, stickler, bluenose
1970 -- Erich Maria Remarque, author
1971 -- Hugo Black, jurist, constitutionalist and civil rights supporter
1980 -- John Bonham, drummer
1999 -- Marion Zimmer Bradley, author
2003 -- George Plimpton, writer and editor
2012 -- Andy Williams, singer
2013 -- Billy Mure, studio guitarist

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Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days and such:

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So, for music,
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William the Bastard

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Bill of Rights

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Jean-Philippe Rameau

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Leon Boellmann

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Dmitri Shostakovich

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Sam Rivers

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Shel Silverstein

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Glenn Gould

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John Taylor

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Jerry Penrod

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Burleigh Drummond

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Steven Severin

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Barbara Dennerlein

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Douglas September

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Johann Strauss I

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Goodnight - Loving Trail

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Thomas Ashe

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John Bonham

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Andy Williams

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Billy Mure

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Bonus:

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photo from internet archive via Flickr

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Lookout's picture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uBvaxcLh5c (1.5 min)

NC and VA will have some high tides but we avoided the worst of it. Poor Puerto Rico and the Caribbean...already broke and in debt and now in shambles. I wish they would rebuild with solar, wind, water capture and ecological development, but we know better. The new development will occur to maximize profits not sustainability. All the missed opportunity occurring now. Instead of progress it seems we are regressing (at least in the states).

Well, I can't complain. Great weather here. A warm dry week in view. Typically Oct. is our dry month. The fall wild flowers are beginning to put on their annual show, and the trees are turning early this year. Dogwoods, Sourwwood, and gum trees are beginning to redden up and leave fall has begun.

Happy Autumn to you all wherever you are! (That is unless you're in the S. Hemisphere and in that case happy spring to you). Here's more fall music...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wc3dRflfKM (1.5 hours)

If you don't have enough ears for an hour plus of music, here's Charlene singing one on Andy's show about the seasons (2.5 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQtXEb7C30o

All the best!

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

enhydra lutris's picture

@Lookout
Autumn here is still merely hinting, a bushel of leaves at a time, but any day now ...

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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Good morning!
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/25/afd-leader-frauke-petry-quits-party-german-election-breakthrough

Shortly after the packed press conference opened in Berlin, Petry said “after a long period of contemplation” she would not join the party in the Bundestag and instead serve as an independent MP for her constituency in Saxony, where she narrowly beat the Christian Democrats.

She stood up and walked out with a smile, leaving her party colleagues looking stunned and prompting gasps from the press corps. Meuthen accused Petry of “dropping a bomb”, adding: “That was not discussed with us in advance. We knew nothing about it.”

lol mic drop supreme, good one

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@eyo

. . . the realignments in Germany mirror the polarization elsewhere.

https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2017-germany-post-election-analysis/

Some revealing data is embedded in that article.

The Left and the Greens went on doing their thing, gaining slightly in vote percentages nationwide while also slipping behind the surging pro-business FDP and anti-immigrant AfD as the most visible minority parties in Germany, while the CDU and SPD got hollowed out. Voters even in Europe's strongest and most stable nation are dissatisfied with the status quo and are thrashing about for alternatives. The lefties should have made better gains from this but didn't. In the longer perspective, the why of that may be the most interesting question to pursue.

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@dance you monster
perspective. I suspect that, in part, imaginations of scarcity are kicking the greed meter up a notch.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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@dance you monster thanks, it sounds familiar? http://capitolweekly.net/californias-four-party-system/

“I’m sorry you have nine kids,” said Roy Wright, a Tule Lake farmer and Trump supporter, summing up his sense that America has moved in the wrong direction, “but I don’t owe you a house. I think Trump is taking a lot away from these handout programs.” His comments were reported by veteran journalist Susan Sward in the Sacramento Bee.

Sward had gone on a road trip with her husband, and along the way she asked people why they liked Trump. She wrote up her responses in a Perspectives piece for the newspaper. The trip offered “a sobering education, and one that I am still waiting for the media to convey effectively.”

“Again and again, I found the hold that Trump has on his people to be enduring,” Sward wrote. “It is not a bond torn asunder when he makes impolitic Twitter remarks or backs away from campaign pledges. Finally, his supporters told me, they have a president fighting for them.”

In a comment about his Democrats that in an optimistic world might be applied to either party, Bauman said:

“To be sure, the progressive and moderate wings have many things they agree on, and many things they do not agree on, but at the end of the day, they come together – they find the sweet spot.”

good luck

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@eyo
how things play out there.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/09/syria-us-centcom-declares-war-on-ru...

Not good and silence from the MSM.

Is Rocketman and NFL kneeling a diversion?

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@JtC
not welcome news.

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