Monday OT: 03/01/21 is Nuclear Victims' Day or Nuclear Survivors' Day

Today is day 60 of the Gregorian Calendar year,
Setting Orange, Chaos 60, 3187 YOLD
And let us not forget 13.0.8.5.12 mlc (the Mayan Long Count)

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Nuclear Victims Day is observed in the Marshall Islands, thanks to the US detonation on March 1, 1954 of the Castle_Bravo thermo-nuclear bomb on Bikini Atoll.  The heavy fallout covered 7,000 square miles, including some occupied islands.  The residents of those islands had not been evacuated or even warned and weren't evacuated until 48 hours later, or 48 hours too late as it were.  The official narrative is that 253 islanders were effected by the fallout, but in 1995, the Nuclear Claims Tribunal  stated that it had paid out on almost all of its funds to 1,196 claimants with respect to 1,311 radiation caussed illnesses. This was for the islanders and does not include the 23 crewmembers of the Japanese Fishing Vessel Daigo Fukuryu Maru  who wound up with  acute radiation syndrome. The vessel was not warned or cleared out of the area because sekret.  The seriously underfunded Nuclear Claims Tribunal seemingly still exists as an empty office full of boxes of unprocessed claims but devoid of funds or employees.  And, of course, it isn't over, for the victims and the current inhabitants of the islands.  Radiation, like chemical weapons such as Agent Orange, continues to harm its victims for generations via higher rates of birth defects, cancers, stillbirths, and more.

Beyond that, other, "light fallout" blanketed the globe Strontium-90 and who knows what else was carried far and wide to asia, Europe, The Americas and more, causing warnings regarding milk and such, but that is all pretty much ok because background radiation and watches and airplane travel and besides it is good for you and stuff like one hears after every release or leak.

The massacre of 63 Huguenots (protestants, specifically Calvinists) may not seem like such a big deal, but it was done by a detachment of Catholic Troops that attacked about 500 of them while they were in church.  They seem to have been just as slippery and tricky as they were heretical, so most of them got away, at least that day.  Another 100 were slaughtered about a month later in Sens.  Not that they didn't bring it on themselves.  Nobody forced them to be heretics and they had to have known what happened to heretics in Europe.  I mean, it wasn't Spain, but still it hadn't been that long since the Duchess of Guise had one of their preachers burned at the stake for wrong thinking..  Luckily for them, the Prince of Conde' was one of them, and while not of the caliber of Le Grand Conde', he was still a force sufficient to eventually take Orleans and force a truce

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On this day in history:

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86 BC – Lucius Cornelius Sulla, with a Roman Republic army, entered Athens,and ended Hellenic rule there.

1562 – Sixty-three Huguenots were massacred in Wassy, France, starting the French Wars of Religion.

1692 – The Salem witch trials kick off with the "arrest" of their first three victims

1700 – Sweden introduced its own Swedish calendar, intendingt to gradually shift to the Gregorian calendar, then reverted to the Julian calendar on this date in 1712, and finally introduced the Gregorian calendar on this date in 1753.

1713 – The siege of Fort Neoheroka began during the Tuscarora War 

1781 – The Articles of Confederation went into effect in the US

1815 – Napoleon returned to France from Elba.

1836 – Delegates from around Texas met in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas, to consider secession from Mexico.

1845 – President Tyler signed a bill authorizing the US to annex Texas, which didn't secede from the US until 1861
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1872 – Yellowstone National Park was established

1873 – E. Remington and Sons in Ilion, New York beganproduction of the first practical typewriter, a sort of primitive, paper based manual word processor
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1893 – Nikola Tesla gave the first public demonstration of radio

1896 – Henri Becquerel discovered radioactive decay.

1914 – The Republic of China joined the Universal Postal Union.

1917 – The Zimmermann Telegram was reprinted in US newspapers

1919 – The March 1st Movement begian in Korea 

1932 – Charles Lindbergh's son was kidnapped generating the Little Lindbergh Law
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1936 – The Hoover Dam was completed.

1946 – The Bank of England was nationalised.

1947 – The International Monetary Fund began financial operations.

1954 – The Castle Bravo hydrogen bomb, was detonated on Bikini Atoll resulting in the worst radioactive contamination ever caused by the United States, which is saying something
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1954 – Armed Puerto Rican nationalists attacked the US Capitol building, injuring five Representatives.

1956 – The IATA  finalized a draft of the Radiotelephony spelling alphabet

1961 – JFK established the Peace Corps.

1966 – The Venera 3 space probe crashed on Venus

1966 – The Ba'ath Party took power in Syria and the CIA began trying to get rid of it
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1974 – Seven conspirators were indicted for their role in the Watergate break-in

1990 – Steve Jackson Games was raided by the Secret Service, prompting the later formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and a profitable lawsuit
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2003 – The Customs Service and the Secret Service were moved  into the Geheimstats Polizei Department of Homeland Security.

2003 – The International Criminal Court held its inaugural session in The Hague.

2005 – The Supremes held that the execution of juveniles found guilty of murder is unconstitutional.

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Born this day in:

“For ignorance is the first requisite of the historian--ignorance, which simplifies and clarifies, which selects and omits, with a placid perfection that unattainable by the highest art.”

~~ Lytton Strachey

1629 – Abraham Teniers, painter
1683 – Tsangyang Gyatso, sixth Dalai Lama
1810 – Frédéric Chopin, ianist and composer
1812 – Augustus Pugin, architect, co-designed the Palace of Westminster 
1817 – Giovanni Duprè, sculptor and educator
1837 – William Dean Howells, novelist, playwright, and critic
1870 – E. M. Antoniadi, astronomer and academic
1880 – Lytton Strachey, writer and critic
1886 – Oskar Kokoschka, painter, poet, and playwright
1890 – Theresa Bernstein, painter and author
1893 – Mercedes de Acosta, author, poet, and playwright
1904 – Glenn Miller, trombonist, composer, and bandleader
1909 – Winston Sharples, pianist and composer
1910 – Archer John Porter Martin, chemist and academic
1914 – Ralph Ellison, novelist and literary critic
1917 – Robert Lowell, poet
1921 – Richard Wilbur, poet, translator, and essayist
1927 – George O. Abell, astronomer, science popularizer, and skeptic
1927 – Harry Belafonte, singer, songwriter, and actor
1934 – Jean-Michel Folon, painter and sculptor
1939 – Leo Brouwer, guitarist, composer, and conductor
1941 – Robert Hass, poet
1944 – Roger Daltrey, singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
1944 – Mike d'Abo, singer
1946 – Gerry Boulet, singer and songwriter
1952 – Jerri Nielsen, physician and explorer
1958 – Nik Kershaw, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer

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Died this day in:
1643 – Girolamo Frescobaldi, pianist and composer
1862 – Peter Barlow, mathematician and physicist
1884 – Isaac Todhunter, mathematician and academic
1911 – Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, chemist and academic,
1932 – Frank Teschemacher, Jazz musician
1943 – Alexandre Yersin, physician and bacteriologist
1974 – Bobby Timmons, pianist and composer
1995 – Georges J. F. Köhler, German biologist and academic,

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Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days, Days of Recognition, and such:
National Pig Day (United States)
Nuclear Victims' Day or Nuclear Survivors' Day (Marshall Islands)
Saint David's Day or Dydd Gwyl Dewi Sant (Wales and Welsh communities)
Samiljeol (South Korea)
Self-injury Awareness Day
World Compliment Day
Self Injury Awareness Day
Zero Discrimination Day

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Music goes here, iirc, well, With apologies Wink

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Frederic Chopin

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Glen Miller

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Harry Belafonte

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Leo Brouwer

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Roger Daltry

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Mike d'Abo

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Gerry Boulet

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Nik Kershaw

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Girolamo Frescobaldi

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Frank Teschemacher

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Bobby Timmons

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WAR!

  There is one day each year, December 25th, on which many purport to celebrate "Peace on Earth and Goodwill to Men".  Well, this ain't it McGee, this is one of the other 364 (or 5) during which we celebrate, perpetuate, commit and commit ourselves to WAR!, endless and exalted.  The foundation of our economy, the employer of ever so many and the source of our eternal pride, WAR!  So remember, though it may not be good for living things, it is what keeps this country running and keeps its ruling elites happy, so hooray for war!

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It's an open thread, so do your thing, got it? Below this point this is a public forum, your forum, nothing is off topic, so go for it


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Lookout's picture

Another wet one here...0.75" last night and more today and tomorrow. Wish I could send some out your way, although we are just barely at average rainfall so far this year.

I'm hoping the rain already has the new mushroom spawn growing. Sure is amazing how fast fungi can grow...

The whole film "Fantastic Fungi" is fun if you have not seen it.

Y'all have a good one!

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

enhydra lutris's picture

@Lookout

pretty fantastic. Never saw the movie but have done some reading, and sampling Wink Thanks for the clip.

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 --

QMS's picture

Rainy Monday here.
Dropping to zero tonight.

Thanks for the Glenn Miller.
An ear worm to carry thru the day!

Cheers Wink

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enhydra lutris's picture

@QMS

Zero temp, especially after a rain is something I instinctively react negatively to, but what do I know. Stay warm. I find that playing oogum-boojum cures most ear worms.

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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@enhydra lutris

what is oogum - boojum?
is it sorta like this?

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@QMS

"dont try to lay no boogie woogie on the king of rock and roll" is a classic and a very good one at that, oogum boogum, OTOH:

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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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@enhydra lutris

that brings us back to roller skating nites
playing the warm up before is gets
crankin'

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Thanks el, happy monday. I looked at the history of March 1st in Korea, thanks a lot. Peace with Korea, Biden don't care I think, same as it ever was. Sometimes essays here are written about netflix or some other service I don't subscribe, and so have nothing to say about the subject. Instead of moping I go over to archive.org and one of those days I found Odds Against Tomorrow (wikipedia)

Should I put a trigger warning for the n-word, and other racial slurs? Yes, okay this is it. Now follow the link below.

Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame, Shelley Winters
https://archive.org/details/oddsagainsttomorrow1959

Odds Against Tomorrow is a 1959 film noir produced and directed by Robert Wise and starring Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame, Shelley Winters. He selected Abraham Polonsky to write the script, which is based on a novel of the same name by William P. McGivern. Blacklisted in those years, Polonsky had to use a front and John O. Killens was credited. Polonsky's screenwriting credit was restored in 1996 in his own name.

Blacklisted, censored, etc.. That was my birth year, this is 2021 or is it? Why is there BLM and why do I still cover my FKH8 hoodie with a vest? It says "Racism is not over, but I am over racism" as if anyone would care what I had to say. NOPE. Why did my new pal B52 Joe lean in and say under his breath "North Africa" when we shared our birth places? WTF is wrong with North Africa? Except black people and Muslims or what? Aaargh! All imperialists must die, okay just kill me now.

Yin-Yang. John Lewis and his vibraphone is where I went after hearing the soundtrack of that movie. The End is spectacular too, I think. no spoilers Here is a clip of one song:

Harry Belafonte - My Baby's Not Around (Movie Clip)1959

Thanks
Peace and Love

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@eyo

your synopsis made me think of "A Patch of Blue" (1965) which also had Shelly Winders and featured the whole racial tension theme, but involving Sidney Poitier and a blind white girl. Censored in the South, of course.

Vibraphone, heh, always makes me think of Lionel Hampton, possibly with Benny Goodman or such and possibly paired with Johnny Otis

The Biden nightmare is just beginning, I fear, but whatever.

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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@enhydra lutris

the excuse the ptb will use on this particular nightmare
*Joe don't remember what he signed*

oopses

convenient out for liability
if history questions wtf this
administration did to allow
such a mess of the world

stay focused

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From Sylvester McMonkey McBean's Bag:

At House SolarWinds hearing, bipartisan lawmakers announce breach disclosure bill

Rep. Katie Porter pressed Microsoft President Brad Smith over whether whistleblower protections would be an appropriate way to encourage notification of government. Smith replied that putting a notification rule in place would be a better solution.

The hearing was also the first public venue for either chamber to hear from Kevin Thompson, the chief executive of SolarWinds at the time of the breach.Thompson and current SolarWinds CEO Sudhakar Ramakrishna shot back at lawmakers who grilled them about reports of a lax security culture at the firm, including guarding update servers with the leaked password “solarwinds123” and not hiring a chief information security officer until after the breach.

On the password leak, Thompson said it was not a company-wide issue, but rather an intern who violated company password policy.

“So that related to a mistake that an intern made. They violated our password policies and they posted that password on their own private GitHub account,” said Thompson. “As soon as it was identified and brought to the attention of my security team, they took that down.”

But keep exploiting interns for free why not? Assholes! There is more idiot blather if you follow the link. Sorry to keep asking, but this is 2021 isn't it? Only an idiot thinks "a password" is "security". If "the government" stopped using Bill Gates' shitty software, they'd be building back something better. After 20 years "the government" is complicit and totally owned by oligarchs like Sir Gates of Himself. Aaargh! Where's that duopoly button again?

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THAT WAS EASY

--- Keep flushing
And another 20 year thing! The U.S. Air Force Just Admitted The F-35 Stealth Fighter Has Failed

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But over 20 years of R&D, that lightweight replacement fighter got heavier and more expensive as the Air Force and lead contractor Lockheed Martin LMT packed it with more and more new technology.

Yes, we’re talking about the F-35. The 25-ton stealth warplane has become the very problem it was supposed to solve. And now America needs a new fighter to solve that F-35 problem, officials said.

With a sticker price of around $100 million per plane, including the engine, the F-35 is expensive. While stealthy and brimming with high-tech sensors, it’s also maintenance-intensive, buggy and unreliable. “The F-35 is not a low-cost, lightweight fighter,” said Dan Ward, a former Air Force program manager and the author of popular business books including The Simplicity Cycle.
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Yet there are still homeless people in Vermont, right Bernie? Wat

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enhydra lutris's picture

@eyo

perhaps mo bettah wat to say.

wat + wat = !

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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@eyo

where have we heard this before?

it is not company policy
it is not system wide
it is not our fault

just some lone wolf
screwed up what eva
almost a good out but
no longer has traction

using brains is better than
checking twitter feeds

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@eyo

Love your comments. Yes Gates has wormed his way into every cranny here and there. Gawd what happened to karma?

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The donor class doesn’t want it, and Americans elect the bribed. So suck it up.

Humans must not submit to policing by machine.

enhydra lutris's picture

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 --

@enhydra lutris thanks that dupe had an idiot trigger in it, kapow! I might be a hair one right now. 2017 I cancelled my GOOG account, it took them 365 days to "forget" me, so said the notification they sent one year later.
Since then after tube browsing I never save cookies, only bookmarks in between surf sessions. In theory only the super cookie servers have my shadow profiles to stalk and blipvert me with mind pollution, continuing on.

In other words, I almost never see modern advertising on the internets, thank goodness. Quite sure my head would explode if exposed to so much... dare I say.... Idiocracy? LOL yesterday it was Clean Your Balls! Today it is Clean Your Big Balls! omg

This screen is from the ad that played for me before the Harry mashup, I didn't even get to hear it yet:

"significantly increased ball size" wat
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This screen is from a couple days ago, I uploaded it but couldn't figure out what to say:

"get cleaner balls start here" wat
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Notice the mountain of garbage at the start? I do.

Free Market BALLS
LOL wat. Does every one see these advertisements now? Progress.
Heh I'm happy for you guys, really.

Peace and Love

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@eyo

a free download helps if your
browser allows it. Some do and some ain't
f*king inner tubes anyway.

Now using Qwant for searching
gave up on the duck duck, IE explorer and Surfari.
All the same crappola wanting you to buy some sh*t.

Wiki leaks young onions buy the bye.
Go figure.

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enhydra lutris's picture

@eyo

but I haven't ever been hit with any of those.

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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@eyo

containing you tube open at all times and do my you tube searches in you tube

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magiamma's picture

et al

It's turkey day here. Just blew in with the windstorm a couple of days ago. Called native animal research. If it can fly not much they can do. Think it's lost it's flock. The females roost alone they said but this one just appeared. Lots of raccoons here. Good luck.

Take good care.

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enhydra lutris's picture

@magiamma

though relocating its flock might be beyond it. They may roost alone, but they gather.

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 --

QMS's picture

perhaps nuclear victims day could be
renamed as ..

-- stupid shit done with war toys day

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-- science trumps nature day

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or

-- how to secretly destroy the earth day

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-- die on the alter of war day

Smile

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The Kronstadt rebellion begins.

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It didn't have to be this way.

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@Azazello

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 --