Monday OT: June 1 is Childrens' Day

June 1 is day 153 of the Gregorian Calendar year,
Boomtime, Confusion 6, 3186 YOLD (Discordian)
And let us not forget 13.0.7.9.19 by the Mayan Long Count

Havasupai Indian Children
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William Walker was an American "mercenary" who organized several private military expeditions into Latin America with the intention of establishing fiefdoms under his control. This specific type of brigandage and piracy was known as "filibustering" back then.  Today, we call it regime change, or humanitarian operations. It is also almost always state sponsored today, and, in particular, US sponsored. Though the CIA does continue to play a big role in such operations, the US is more and more willing to openly use its military. It does still use mercenary surrogates like Afghan Warlords, The Taliban, al quaeda/al nusra front, Blackwater/Xe/Acadami, and random insurgents ginned up by the CIA, but is quite comfortable openly sending in the armed forces whether it be boots on the ground or shelling, bombing, drone strikes and other forms of "stand off" terrorism.  At any rate, Walker managed to get control of Nicaragua for about a year (which is better that the CIA did at the Bay of Pigs) but he was, all the same, deposed and eventually captured and put to death.

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On this day in history:

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1495 – John Cor, a monk,  recorded the first known batch of Scotch whisky.
1779 – Benedict Arnold, was court-martialed for malfeasance.
1794 – The battle of the Glorious First of June was fought between Britain and France. Both sides won
1812 – President James Madison asked Congress to declare war on the UK.
1855 – The William Walker conquered Nicaragua.
1868 – The Treaty of Bosque Redondo was signed, allowing the Navajo to return to their lands in Arizona and New Mexico.
1890 – The United States Census Bureau began using Herman Hollerith's tabulating machine to count census returns.
1929 – The 1st Conference of the Communist Parties of Latin America was held in Buenos Aires.
1961 – The Canadian Bank of Commerce and Imperial Bank of Canada merged to form the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, the largest bank merger in Canadian history. No doubt for the benefit of the little people, eh.
1964 – Kenya became a republic with Jomo Kenyatta as its first President (1964 to 1978). Britannia wept. Bwahahaha.
1974 – The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims was published in the journal Emergency Medicine.  Now they need one for choke-hold victims and others who fall prey to the Blue Plague.
1979 – The first black-led government of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 90 years took power.  More tears and anguish from Britannia, tsk, tsk.
1988 – The European Central Bank was founded in Brussels., no doubt also for the benefit of the little people.
1988 – The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty went into effect.
1990 – George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev signed a treaty to end chemical weapon production.
2008 – A fire on the back lot of Universal Studios broke out, destroying a large irreplaceable archive of master tapes for music and film.
2009 – General Motors filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It was the fourth largest United States bankruptcy in history.

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Born this day in:


These are the saddest of possible words:
"Tinker to Evers to Chance."
Trio of bear cubs, and fleeter than birds,
Tinker and Evers and Chance.
Ruthlessly pricking our gonfalon bubble,
Making a Giant hit into a double –
Words that are heavy with nothing but trouble:
"Tinker to Evers to Chance."

1637 – Jacques Marquette, missionary and explorer

1796 – Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot,  physicist and engineer

1843 – Henry Faulds,  physician and missionary, developed fingerprinting

1878 – John Masefield,  author and poet

1907 – Frank Whittle,  soldier and engineer who developed the jet engine

1921 – Nelson Riddle,  composer and bandleader

1922 – Povel Ramel,  singer, songwriter, and pianist

1929 – James H. Billington, academic and Thirteenth Librarian of Congress

1930 – John Lemmon, logician and philosopher

1934 – Pat Boone, singer, songwriter, and actor

1940 – Kip Thorne, physicist, astronomer, and academic

1941 – Dean Chance, baseball player and manager, the real answer to "who's on first?"

1943 – Richard Goode, pianist

1945 – Jim McCarty, blues rock guitarist

1945 – Linda Scott, singer

1947 – Ronnie Wood, guitarist, songwriter, and producer

1950 – Charlene, singer, songwriter

1953 – Ronnie Dunn, singer, songwriter, and guitarist

1959 – Alan Wilder, singer, songwriter, keyboard player, and producer

1981 – Brandi Carlile, singer, songwriter and guitarist

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Died this day in:

1660 – Mary Dyer, Boston martyr, hanged by Puritans for being a Quaker

1872 – James Gordon Bennett, Sr., publisher, founded the New York Herald 

1927 – Lizzie Borden,  accused and acquitted of murder

1952 – John Dewey,  psychologist, educational reformer, and philosopher

1966 – Papa Jack Laine,  drummer and bandleader

1968 – Helen Keller, author and activist

1980 – Arthur Nielsen, businessman who founded the ACNielsen company 

2000 – Tito Puente, drummer, composer, and producer

2007 – Tony Thompson,  singer and songwriter (Hi-Five)

2012 – Faruq Z. Bey,  saxophonist and composer

2015 – Jean Ritchie, singer, songwriter, dulcimer player, and  guitarist

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Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days, Days of Recognition, and such:
Children's Day (International)

Global Day of Parents (international)

World Milk Day (international)

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Music goes here, iirc, well, With apologies Wink

Nelson Riddle

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Pat Boone

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Richard Goode

Jim McCarty

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Linda Scott

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Ronnie Wood

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Ronnie Dunn

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Alan Wilder

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Brandi Carlile

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Tito Puente

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Faruq Z. Bey

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Jean Ritchie

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Bonus Boone

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Ronnie Redux

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Image is Havasupi Children

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It's an open thread, so do your thing

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Lookout's picture

and a happy day to the child in us all.

Three people that influenced me died on this date...
Socialist Helen Keller, Educator John Dewey, and folk musician Jean Ritchie....interesting.

They recently put a Bronze of Helen in the AL state capital. She also is featured on the AL quarter. If they only understood her politics I doubt they would...(4 min)

A bit about Dewey (4 min)

You posted my favorite Jean Ritchie song which I sing...The L&N don't stop here anymore.
Here's another one I learned from her (2 min)

Harvesting more greens today. Had a cool night which sweetens them. Looks like a break in the rain till Friday anyway. We're barreling toward the solstice...where are the brakes?

Have a good one everybody! Thanks for the OT el.

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

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@Lookout
Most who've heard of Ms. Keller don't know her politics, though I guess there was a movie on her a while back that might have brought them up. I read Dewey in college, part of one of my majors, ya know. Jean Ritchie had a certain prominence, but only among a certain set. though Lomax brought her a wider distribution and greater prominence.

Thanks for the videos.

be well and have a good one.

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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 --

read as: Heaven is Havasupi chicken
somehow the brain filters are misfiring this morning
great buncha tunes
mucho grasseolas

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qualify as heaven, or a haven, either way, from some perspectives and under certain conditions. Glad ya liked the music.

be well and have a good one.

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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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Ronnie's Greatest Lick:

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@Azazello

I almost tossed this version of it into the pot for this morning, but decided that having Slash on board confused the matter.

thanks for reading

be well and have a good one

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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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@Azazello

In the early 70s, back when Stay With Me was shooting to the top of the AM radio charts, I got tickets to go see the Faces in Wichita, Kansas. It was hours driving away from my home, but we didn't care then. Part of the adventure. Intended to take my old high school girlfriend, but that fell through and went with another female friend of mine ...she even drove her car, so good choice.

The show was a night show, outdoors, at the Wichita State University football stadium. Steppenwolf opened for the Faces, which was worth the price of admission right there. The Faces came out and were able to run through about half a dozen songs before the PA system totally failed. I mean nothing worked. They couldn't even announce that the PA had failed. Bummer for everyone.

People waited for a while as many attempts were made to rectify the situation. Eventually, it became clear that there was not going to be a fix. Everyone left. Well, almost everyone. Out of thousands of attendees, about 50 of us hung around. We had nothing better to do, since we had a long drive home ahead of us. We figured we'd just wait for the traffic to clear out and then go.

After about 45 minutes, while just a handful of us milled around, suddenly there were several loud electric POPs and all at once there were voices on the PA. A Faces member strolled out and tried the system. Working! So, what did the Faces do but come back on stage - with almost no one in the stands! They invited the few of us remaining to come up to the front, and we did. The proceeded to play the rest of the show, which might have been an hour. Frankly, I don't remember. I do remember that it was magical to have them right there in front of us, telling jokes and raising hell ...probably having more fun than we were! As you might expect, the last song was the mighty Circus Rock song, Stay With Me. I've been to a lot of rock and roll shows, but I never heard any group rock out as hard as the Faces did with that song on that night. They played like there was an audience of 50,000, yet it was just a few dozen. What a crew they were!

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@travelerxxx

lucky you.

be well and have a good one.

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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 --

magiamma's picture

et al

Here, yesterday, our police chief knelt with the protesters in honor of George Floyd

Say his name.

How will the ptb try to control the narrative? More to come. May the protesters continue their fight in safety. Fuck this shit.

Take good care and have a good one.

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@magiamma

few other law enforcement types doing the right thing, and many clips of yet more violence and terrorism by yet more cops across the country. Looking to be a long hot summer if the police state cannot rein itself in and at least act half way civilized.

be well and have a good one.

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@enhydra lutris
Furthering understanding of collective knowledge to help initiate strategic shifts in hierarchical institutions

Okay I give up. How do you post a gif. Neither image or video work ?!

Seems appropriate...

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@magiamma

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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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@magiamma

Chose the embed option. Copy and paste.

So visit here (or any one of the gif sites)
https://giphy.com/gifs/cryptomkg-print-money-the-fed-d962S6U491NhLN5LiB/...

Look to the right.

copy and paste the embed option...

viola

I must admit to not being overly fond of them, but do use them on occasion like recently with money printing....

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

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@Lookout

option, like if they're not on an embed site, but just posted in some blog or such?

be well and have a good one.

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Barefoot Day." (according to my wall calendar) Biggrin

When is National Go Barefoot Day 2020?

June 1st

Soles 4 Souls institution - started the tradition of holding Go Barefoot Day with the purpose of prompting people to donate their neatly used footgear to those affected by the disaster. The project found a broad response among the folks. The contributions flew in such large amounts that the expected numbers were easily surpassed. Thus the members of Soles 4 Souls decided to continue the international collection of the footwear for the developing countries.

Very interesting milestones, today. Especially, Lizzie Borden, and Helen Keller--whose bio I always thought was so inspirational

And, this interesting tidbit,

2008 – A fire on the back lot of Universal Studios broke out, destroying a large irreplaceable archive of master tapes for music and film.

Don't know where you get all this info, but, as someone who loves to play Trivial Pursuit, I enjoy it. Pleasantry

Stay safe; be well.

Mollie

"Those who choose the lesser of evil, tend very fast to forget they have chosen the evil."
~~Hannah Arendt, Philosopher

“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.”
~~Gilda Radner, Comedienne

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Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong.