Monday Open Thread: September 24 is New Caledonia Day (in New Caledonia)

September 24 is the 267th day of the year; as well as Boomtime, Bureaucracy 48, 3184 YOLD
to discordians.

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The prefix for 1024 is yotta. So, yotta, yotta, yotta. heh.

The product of any four consecutive numbers is divisible by 24. This is because among any four consecutive numbers there must be two even numbers, one of which is a multiple of four, and the other must be a multiple of three.

Twenty years of schooling and they put you on the day shift, look out kid,
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On this day in:

1789 – The US Congress passed the Judiciary Act of 1789 which created the office of the United States Attorney General and the federal judiciary system, and ordered the composition of the Supreme Court of the US. This was massively important legislation and a very bfd indeed.

1853 – Admiral Despointes took possession of New Caledonia in the name of France because no other outside imperialist nation owned it yet

1869 – In order to keep James Fisk and Jay Gould from making a fortune in the gold market, President Grant ordered the Treasury to dump gold, making gold prices plummet in a fiasco known as "Black Friday"

1906 – President Teddy Roosevelt proclaimed Devils Tower to be the nation's first National Monument.

1957 – Ike sent 101st Airborne Division troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, to enforce desegregation.

1979 – CompuServe launched the first consumer internet service, which featured the first public electronic mail service. This is officially true but isn't strictly true. A major commercial, public information service, CIS granted all of its members access to internet mail functions on this date. Well before this date, The Well, certain BBS services, and Compuserve itself, unoficially provided access to internet mail services to users who could figure out the bang paths to jump to usenet and the world beyond.

1996 – Representatives of 71 nations signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.

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Born this day in:

1501 – Gerolamo Cardano, mathematician, physician, biologist, physicist, chemist, and astronomer

1755 – John Marshall, wizard Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court

1861 – Bhikaiji Cama, Indian activist

1893 – Blind Lemon Jefferson, singer, songwriter and guitarist

1896 – F. Scott Fitzgerald, author

1913 – Herb Jeffries, singer

1923 – Fats Navarro, trumpet player and composer

1929 – John Carter, clarinet, sax, and flute player

1931 – Anthony Newley, singer and actor

1933 – Mel Taylor, drummer

1934 – Chick Willis, singer and guitarist

1936 – Jim Henson, puppeteer

1938 – Steve Douglas, sax and flute player, session dude.

1941 – Linda McCartney, singer, activist and photographer

1942 – Gerry Marsden, singer, guitarist, songwriter and pacemaker

1946 – César Pedroso, pianist and songwriter

1965 – Janet Weiss, drummer

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Died this day in:

1991 – Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss

2016 – Buckwheat Zydeco, accordianist and bandleader

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Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days and such:
New Caledonia Day (in New Caledonia)

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(New) Caledonia


Judiciary Act of 1789


Blind Lemon Jefferson


Fats Navarro


Anthony Newly


Mel Taylor


Chick Willis


Steve Douglas


Linda McCartney


Gerry Marsden


Cesar Pedroso


Janet Weiss


Buckwheat Zydeco



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picture: Mountains and pines Isle of Pines New Caledonia by Amanda, public domain

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I won't be here when this posts, we'll be somewhere pretty damn flat, iirc.

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lotlizard's picture

and the power relation between imperial ruler-settler and local ruled-and-colonized, lives on . . .

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enhydra lutris's picture

@lotlizard
night.

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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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Let's make today 'National Green Eggs and Ham Day' ! Seems like a good idea.

What do you say? Good idea?

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I want a Pony!

QMS's picture

@Arrow gotta cook it soon. sounds better than 'gold star mother's day' wtf, over.

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Listen to your higher mind.

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@Arrow
still getting better.

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Did the usual early morning walk. Today was 4.74 miles. It is getting dark earlier and earlier so we will probably push back the start time15 minute until we go off daylight time in November. I keep waiting for cooler fall weather, but we are still getting upper 70's for highs. Meanwhile lots of leaves are falling and when it rains later today, there will be plenty more on the ground.

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"I don't want to run the empire, I want to bring it down!" ~Dr. Cornel West

"There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare." Sun Tzu

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@gulfgal98

great one.

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Did the usual early morning walk. Today was 4.74 miles. It is getting dark earlier and earlier so we will probably push back the start time15 minute until we go off daylight time in November. I keep waiting for cooler fall weather, but we are still getting upper 70's for highs. Meanwhile lots of leaves are falling and when it rains later today, there will be plenty more on the ground.

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"I don't want to run the empire, I want to bring it down!" ~Dr. Cornel West

"There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare." Sun Tzu

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The mornings are more chilly these days. I'm never ready for winter, but always endure it.

Hard to believe there are less than 100 days to the end of the year. Time is meaningless.

Have a beautiful day, everyone! Pleasantry

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"If there is not justice for the people, let there be no peace for the government." Emiliano Zapata

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@Raggedy Ann

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More crap to sweep up and more climate studies to read. A woman's work is never done... heh.
Have a good one...

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Stop Climate Change Silence - Start the Conversation
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@magiamma

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Florida felons law

A majority of Florida voters support a proposition on the ballot in November that would restore voting rights to convicted felons, a poll released Monday showed.

A University of North Florida poll found that 71 percent of likely Florida voters said they would vote in favor of the proposition, compared to 21 percent who said they'd vote "no." The proposal received majority support among Democrats and Republicans, as well as multiple demographic groups.

Among Democrats, 83 percent said they would support the restoration of voting rights, and 10 percent said they'd vote against the measure, while 62 percent of Republicans said they'd support the proposal and 31 indicated they'd oppose it.

The survey also found that the majority of white, black and Hispanic voters would back the measure.

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@gjohnsit

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This was the first song I heard, love at first hear... a great cover... so creative...
I bet Page would love it... When the Levee Breaks

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We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
both - Albert Einstein

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@dystopian

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great night,

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