11/20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance

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~~ transgender.jpg; photo is Huong Giang Idol, a famous transgender singer in Vietnam, a US Government Work

Transgender Day of Remembrnce it a day to remember all of the transgender people killed as a result of prejudice and hatred. It is also a day to raise wareness of the fact that transgender people not only exist but are people's friends and family, coworkers and neighbors. I have never known any transgendeer persons and hence will say very little more on the topic, which I sersiously feel would be a socially salubrious posture for most similarly ignorant people to take, especially those who run around pontificating on this and that when all they are doing is projecting.

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On this day in history:

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1695 -- Zumbi was killed by the forces of Portuguese bandeirante Domingos Jorge Velho.
1789 -- New Jersey was the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
1805 -- Beethoven's opera, Fidelio, premiered
1820 -- An 80-ton sperm whale attacked the whaling ship Essex, inspiring Melville
1910 -- Francisco I. Madero started the Mexican revolution by issuing the Plan de San Luis Potosi
1945 -- Trials of 24 Nazi war criminals began at the Nuremberg Palace of Justice
1959 -- The UN adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. The US was appalled
1962 -- The Cuban Missile Crisis ended
1969 -- The Plain Dealer published explicit photographs of dead villagers from My Lai
1969 -- Native American activists seized control of Alcatraz
1974 -- The DOJ filed its final anti-trust suit against AT&T. (Remember when we opposed monopolies?)
1980 -- A Texaco oil probe was drilled into a salt mine, draining Lake Peigneur into same
1985 -- Micro$oft Windoze 1.0 was released, condemning multitudes to bugware and malware
1994 -- The Angolan government and UNITA rebels signed the Lusaka Protocol ***
1998 -- Zarya, the first module of the ISS, was launched

*** During the Angola conflilcts, the US, at one point, was aiding rebels in their attacks on Angola's source of oil and oil revenues, the Cabinda exclave. Luckily, the Cabinda oil operations, run by Gulf Oil Corporation of the US, later merged into Chevron and thence into Chevron-Texaco, were ably defended from the US' proxy attacks by Cuban soldiers.

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Some people who were born on this day:

The very existence of armaments and great armies psychologically accustoms us to accept the philosophy of militarism. They inevitably increase fear and hate in the world.

~~ Norman Thomas

1602 -- Otto von Guericke, physicist
1625 -- Paulus Potter, painter
1765 -- Thomas Fremantle, sailor, admiral, one of Nelson's buds.
1858 -- Selma Lagerlof, author, won Nobel for literature
1881 -- Arthur Marshall, pianist and composer
1884 -- Norman Thomas, preacher, socialist, pacifist & perennial US Presidential candidate
1889 -- Edwin Hubble, astronomer, discovered expansion of the universe
1900 -- Chester Gould, cartoonist
1903 -- Alexandra Danilova, ballerina
1908 -- Alistair Cooke, journalist, PBS host
1921 -- Jim Garrison, lawyer
1924 -- Benoit Mandelbrot, mathematician
1925 -- George Barris, engineer and car designer
1925 -- June Christy, singer
1925 -- Robert F. Kennedy, politician
1937 -- Ruth Laredo, pianist
1939 -- Dick Smothers, little Dickie Smothers, actor and comic
1942 -- Joe Biden, politician
1942 -- Norman Greenbaum, one hit wonder
1942 -- Meredith Monk, composer and choreographer
1944 -- Mike Vernon, record producer
1946 -- Duane Allman, singer, songwriter, guitarist
1946 -- Judy Woodruff, journalist, talking had, CFR member
1947 -- Joe Walsh, singer, songwriter, guitarist
1948 -- Barbara Hendricks, singer
1954 -- Frank Marino, guitarist, singer and songwriter
1961 -- Jim Brickman, singer, songwriter, pianist
1971 -- Marco Oppedisano, guitarist and composer
1975 -- Dierks Bentley, singer and songwriter
1975 -- Davey Havok, vocalist
1977 -- Josh Turner, singer, songwriter, guitarist

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Some people who died on this day:

“It is time to realize, however, that the real dangers to America today come not from the newly rich people of East Asia but from our own ideological rigidity, our deep-seated belief in our own propaganda.”

~~ Chalmers Johnson

869 -- Edmund the Martyr, "Almost nothing is known about Edmund." - Wikipedia
1695 -- Zumbi, king of the Quilombo dos Palmares (escaped slaves & other fugitives)
1758 -- Johan Helmich Roman, violinist and composer
1764 -- Christian Goldbach, mathematician
1856 -- Farkas Bolyai, mathematician and geometer
1894 -- Anton Rubinstein, pianist, composer, and conductor
1910 -- Leo Tolstoy, author
1934 -- Willem de Sitter, mathematician, physicist and astronomer
1936 -- Buenaventura Durruti, activist
1973 -- Allan Sherman, comedian
1976 -- Trofim Lysenko, infamous biologist
1997 -- Robert Palmer, writer, musicologist, musician, producer
2005 -- Chris Whitley singer, songwriter, guitarist
2010 -- Chalmers Johnson, author

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Some Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days, Days of Recognition, and such:

Transgender Day of Remembrance
Universal Children's Day (International) NOT CELEBRATED IN THE US
(The US has also refused to sign the Convention on the Rights of the Child, because we accord them none once born)
National Peanut Butter Fudge Day
National Absurdity Day

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Today's Tunes

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

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Fidelio

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Mexican Revolution

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Zarya

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Arthur Marshall

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Norman Thomas

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Edwin Hubbel

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George Barris

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June Christy

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Ruth Laredo

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Norman Greenbaum

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Meredith Monk

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Mike Vernon

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Duane Allman

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Joe Walsh

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Barbara Hendricks

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Frank Marino

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Jim Brickman

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Marco Oppedisano

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Dierks Bentley

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Davey Havok

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Josh Turner

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Edmund the Martyr

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Johan Helmich Roman

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Anton Rubinstein

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Allan Sherman

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Robert Palmer

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Chris Whitley

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Bonus:
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Candy Darling

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Mexican Revolution

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Duane Allman

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Ok, it's an open thread, so it's up to you folks now. So what's on your mind?

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Cross posted from http://caucus99percent.com

Open Thread, Transgender Day of Remembrance, Mexican Revolution, Windoze, Selma Lagerlof, Benoit Mandelbrot, Edmund The Martyr, RFK, Duane Allman, Tolstoy

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Cassiodorus's picture

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" Don't be in such a hurry to condemn a person because he doesn't do what you do, or think what you think. There was a time when you didn't know what you know today." - Malcolm X

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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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International children's day and Absurdity day both seem appropriate.
Watch: Israeli children sing, “We will annihilate everyone” in Gaza
The sweet faces of children make an incongruous accompaniment to the genocidal lyrics of the so-called Friendship Song 2023.
“Autumn night falls over the beach of Gaza, planes are bombing, destruction, destruction,” the children sing in angelic voices. “Within a year we will annihilate everyone, and then we will return to plow our fields.”

Whatta world. Too sad.

Thanks for all the music and OT!

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

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@Lookout

indeed. I think the originating idea of Absurdity Day was to foster the expressin of absurdity, to get some, and the appreciation thereof, into our lives. Today's world, however, has become absurd beyond our reckoning; Becket and Ionesco would be speechless. Having really dived deep into that movement, and dada too, I stand awestruck by what I see around me every day, incomparable lunacy and chaos. All hail Eris!

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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thanks for the OT!

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5 laterals, 6 points, 1 game

Every now and then some HS, college or pro team tries to pull this off, but nobody else ever has

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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you know the thing...

Hi all, Hey EL!

Hope it's all good on the western front.

I see a SECOND Eastern Towhee report in CA again this year. From the same place, Jacumba, as the one a year or two ago. You may have heard of that place? Guy McCaskie, San Diego and CA birding guru, saw it, and I think maybe his 500th species IN San Diego County. He is a godfather of modern birding in CA.

When I met him, about 67 I think, at Myers Ranch in the Tijuana River Valley right on our side of the fence along the bluffs. The TJRV is a famous eastern vagrant place esp. in fall. His binocs had all the black covering worn off and were mostly shiny bare metal. He was on his back looking up into a 4' dwarf Lemon tree. Not yer average birder. Got up brushed himself off, introduced himself, and said he had just had and lost, a Canada Warbler. We couldn't find it, dang it.

Great sounds man! You outdid yerself. Smile Huge fan of "Their Satanic Majesties Request" here. Love that Alan Sherman, he was great. The Marco Oppedisano was fantastic too! Thanks for the great soundscape.

Poor Edward. Imagine dying a martyr, but no ones knows what for? Seems a paradox? Doesn't it defeat the purpose? I would hate to waste my martyrdom like that. I'd want 'em to know my suffering. Smile

Off and on I hear the Long-eared Owl here, now back for its THIRD winter in the area. It is a accidental bird in the south half of Texas. If it wasn't all private property there would be a parade of birders looking... so dodged that bullet.

The Rio Grande Valley bird festival last week turned up TWO Roadside Hawk, a Bare-throated Tiger-Heron (3rd US record), and in Corpus Christi now, a potential US first Cattle Tyrant. Which is well filmed running around downtown. If it doesn't get rejected for questionable origins, be the first US record.

this concludes the bird report.

have good ones all!

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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 @dystopian

is far better than most of the populace does. About 1 mile N of the border and sort of more or less half way between Mexicali and TJ.

"Their Satanic Majesties Request" is a long time fave, since it first came out. In fact I listened to it hot off the press down at my brother's house on vitamin L while on xmas break in '67. Played it on a super stereo system, McIntosh solid state stack driving twin voice of the theaters surmounted by an array of Altech horns. Fired up a colorized version of War of the Worlds on TV with the sound off to watch as background visuals.

I know what ya mean about Edmund, forever remembered for being not quite unknown.

Thanx for the bird report

be well and have a good one

EDIT: typo fix

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@enhydra lutris Hey EL!

I'd have guessed only you and SP would know Jacumba. Smile

Those Voice of the Theater were amazing. Now THAT is analog sound! The singer in the band that was our gang when I was 18-19 in Hunt. Bch. got it for his PA, Altec Lansing VotT, was the best. What sound.

And now a Mottled Owl was just recorded on the Rio Grande, 3rd U.S. record, but some unsubmitted reports in addition. Such as one I saw July 20, 1986, at the SAME DANG PLACE this one is at! But got no photo so never turned it in. It would have just been trashed as a sight report. But there are no Barred Owl south of the Corpus Christi area, 150 miles north. Never been one seen on Rio Grande. If you see a brown-eyed owl down there, it is red alert time.

vaya con dios amigo!

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both - Albert Einstein

@dystopian

semi slow here too

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https://bnn.network/conflict-defence/south-africa-requests-icc-to-issue-...

South Africa’s government, in an unprecedented move, has implored the International Criminal Court (ICC) to issue an arrest warrant for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The deadline for this action is set for mid-December, signaling a bold stance from the African nation. The call was voiced by the Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, who cautioned that a failure to issue the warrant would correspond to a collapse in global governance systems.

South Africa Joined by Other Nations
South Africa’s appeal to the ICC is not a solo endeavor. Other nations, namely Bangladesh, Bolivia, Comoros, and Djibouti, have joined hands in submitting a referral to investigate alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Gaza. This collective effort underscores the international debate surrounding Netanyahu’s actions and the ongoing situation in Gaza.

Escalation in Diplomatic Relations
In a further escalation, South Africa has begun the process of withdrawing its diplomatic staff from Israel. Additionally, it has cast doubt on the continued acceptability of the Israeli ambassador in Pretoria. This development marks a clear indication of the strained relations between South Africa and Israel.

Unsurprisingly we get this reaction from Israel war crimes r us

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@humphrey

it seems Israel has found it

World: stop the genocide
Israel: piss-off

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@humphrey
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 --

He is perfectly normal.

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That Ukraine is totally dependent on US support.
And the citizens of the country in which she works
are not? Doesn't seem to be an issue with the ruling class.
Yeah, infrastructure failures, poverty, homelessness,
financial collapse are major issues in the US. But let's
just focus on the needs of Ukraine? Don't think so.

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@QMS Janet Yellen must think we're mighty stupid.

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" Don't be in such a hurry to condemn a person because he doesn't do what you do, or think what you think. There was a time when you didn't know what you know today." - Malcolm X

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and I can say that because I have known a few. Don't know why they are what they are, but they are.

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There is no justice. There can be no peace.

@TheOtherMaven Back in the late 80s and early 90s, my house keeper/office cleaner was a trans woman. Like, who gives a shit? Nobody did, or does today. She is a dear friend.
It is when kids are bought into the discussion that people tend to get riled.

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@TheOtherMaven

but I’m totally against children who under go surgery to lop off body parts. No one should have their bodies changed until they are old enough to understand the consequences. We have an age limit for so many things because kid’s minds aren’t developed enough to understand what things mean. If kid’s can’t drink or join the military until 18 they shouldn’t be allowed to have surgeries that are irreversible until they are are adults.

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Which AIPAC/MIC/pharma/bank bought politician are you going to vote for? Don’t be surprised when nothing changes.

Voting is like driving with a toy steering wheel.

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@snoopydawg ...with "transtrenders" and their Allies™ who take the occasion to barnstorm websites and MMOs that don't revolve around them to basically throw the Internet-equivalent of a belligerent football riot - any complaint/dissent about/from this is met with mob-bullying and presumption of guilt, because they've been taught they're invulnerable. This is to say nothing of what they've done to J. K. Rowling and anyone else who says 'boo' to them.

I have far, FAR more cause to be directly sympathetic to "morphic liberationists" than most ever will, but this has basically become Popper's Paradox in full effect; what started as a liberation movement has been infiltrated and consumed by a cult. Older people often don't get it, and refuse to believe it, because it's all so alien and backwards; who EVER would've expected transsexuals, of all groups, to become a fascist vanguard??? Perhaps anybody familiar with the Robber's Cave experiments, which proved you can make a group identity, complete with limitless hatred for the Other, out of a sow's ear.

Rush Limbaugh's opium-nightmares have come to life, and as others have already observed, the blowback to all this is going to be epic. Think of the trajectory of America's reputation from 2001-now, and all the reasons why; this has Neocon stink all over it.

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In the Land of the Blind, the One-Eyed Man is declared mentally ill for describing colors.

Yes Virginia, there is a Global Banking Conspiracy!

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@The Liberal Moonbat

Guess there's nothing so simple that people can't over-complicate it.

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@TheOtherMaven

I was at the pride parade in SF with my brother in 1990 and the flag was only the rainbow and it represented the gay community. Now 30 years later it’s full of so many groups it’s hard to keep track with what it presents.

LBGT is now LBGT…+…. ?

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@TheOtherMaven @snoopydawg
...'Omniffensive (I & II)', I dub them:

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In the Land of the Blind, the One-Eyed Man is declared mentally ill for describing colors.

Yes Virginia, there is a Global Banking Conspiracy!

I slept late, spent the afternoon shopping in boutique clothing stores, came out empty handed, then enjoyed some Tex-Mex food at a local restaurant in Johnson City, birthplace and childhood home of LBJ.
I only worked about an hour, so vacation is really starting to settle in.
Thanks for Duane Allman and Little Martha. When I get to better internet connection, I will give a listen to the Allman/Clapton set.
Thanks for the OT, friend!

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@on the cusp
be well and have a good one

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