Monday Open Thread: June 11 is Kamehameha Day in Hawaii

June 11 is the 162nd day of the year, there are 203 days left

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Tis Boomtime, Confusion 16, 3184 YOLD for the discordians


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Today's number is 11

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11 and its multiples generate fun fractions (more later)

11 is the smallest positive integer with a 3 syllable name
11 is the 5th prime and the smallest 2 digit prime
If a number is divisible by 11, so is its reverse, for example: 165 and 561
if no 2 consective digits of a number add up to more than nine, then multiplying it by eleven generates a number which is the reverse of the product of the original number's reverse multiplied by 11. Example: 15 x 11=165 and 51 x 11 = 651

OK, deep breath
11 goes into 99 exactly 9 times. As a result, the decimal expansion of any common fraction with 11 in the denominator will be a two digit infinite repeat.
1/11 = .09 repeated,
2/11 = .18 repeated,
3/11 = .27 repeated,
4/11 = .36 repeated, etc.
The repeating 2 digits are the product of the numerator and .09 for numerators less than 11. For example, 7 x .09 = .63, so 7/9 = .63 repeated indefinitely.

An 11 sided polygon is a hendecagon or an undecagon

11 is significant in Thelema
11 is a master number in Numerology

11 is a come out win at craps
11 is sodium

There are 11 players per side on the field at one time in soccer, cricket, field hockey and US style football

Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring", has 11 consecutive repetitions of the same chord.
Spinal Tap's amplifiers go up to eleven.
There is a Grateful Dead song named "The Eleven" which has an 11/8 time signature.

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Title 11 of the US Code is BANKRUPTCY

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11 BCE
was the Year of the Consulship of Tubero and Maximus
Herod the Great died
Nero Claudius Drusus was victorious at the Battle of the Lupia River and then built fortresses near Bonn, Dorsten, Haltern, and Oberaden
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11 CE was the Year of the Consulship of Lepidus and Taurus
Artabanus III of the Arsacid Dynasty became ruler of Parthia

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On this day in:

1184 BCE - Troy was sacked and burned per Eratosthenes' math
0980 - Vladimir the Great consolidated the Kievan realm, becoming ruler of the Kievan Rus.
1776 - The Continental Congress appointed a Committee of Five to draft a declaration of independence.
1788 - Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reached Alaska.
1895 - The Paris-Bordeaux-Parismotor race took place
1935 - Edwin Armstrong gave the first US public demonstration of FM broadcasting
1936 - The London International Surrealist Exhibition opened
1942 - The US agreed to send Lend-Lease aid to the Soviet Union.
1962 - Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin escaped from Alcatraz
1963 - George Wallace stood at the door at the U of Alabama to block two black students
1963 - Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc burned himself in Saigon
1963 - JFK proposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964
1970 - Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington became the first female U.S. Army Generals
1971 - The feds forcibly removed the last Alcatraz occupiers
1987 - Britain's first black MPs were elected
2008 - Stephen Harper made an official apology to Canada's First Nations

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Born this day in:

1572 - Ben Jonson, poet, playwright, and critic
1776 - John Constable, painter
1864 - Richard Strauss, composer and conductor
1876 - Alfred L. Kroeber, anthropologist and ethnologist; Ishi's buddy
1880 - Jeannette Rankin, politician and women's rights advocate
1888 - Bartolomeo Vanzetti, anarchist murdered by the state of Massachusetts
1910 - Carmine Coppola, flute player and composer
1910 - Jacques Cousteau, biologist, author, and inventor
1920 - Shelly Manne, drummer, composer, and bandleader
1920 - Hazel Scott, pianist, singer, and actress
1925 - William Styron, novelist and essayist
1949 - Frank Beard, drummer and songwriter (ZZ Top)
1954 - Johnny Neel, singer, songwriter and keyboard player
1955 - Duncan Steel, astronomer and author
1956 - Simon Plouffe, mathematician
1956 - Jamaaladeen Tacuma, bass player and bandleader

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Died this day in:

323 BCE - Alexander the Great, king
1936 - Robert E. Howard, author and poet
1937 - R. J. Mitchell, engineer, designed the Supermarine Spitfire
1963 - Thich Quang Duc, Vietnamese monk
2001 - Amalia Mendoza, singer and actress
2003 - David Brinkley, journalist and author

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Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days and such:
Kamehameha Day (Hawaii, United States)

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Richard Strauss

Bartolomeo Vanzetti

Carmine Coppola

Shelly Manne

Hazel Scott

Frank Beard

Johnny Neel

Amalia Mendoza


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picture: The statue of King Kamehameha the Great, photo by Charles O'Rear

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The Sacramento Bee newspaper is running a series called The Influencers MEET 60 LEADING VOICES FOR A BETTER CALIFORNIA, beneath a giant wall of head photos. Sacramento is the state capitol.

This election year, The Sacramento Bee and other McClatchy newspapers in California want to drive a discussion on the important issues facing our state. We’ve assembled a panel of 60 influential Californians who will offer their views throughout the year.

I got so sick of looking at their faces I went to block the address to get some relief. Turns out the influencer head photos are hosted on media.kansascity.com. The headline at kansiscity.com right now is MEET 51 LEADING VOICES FOR A BETTER MISSOURI huh

fourth estate NOPE
fifth column YEP
wah I miss news reporters

PEACE

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@eyo
bizarre note. Now I can relax.

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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, each morning I go online seeking some good news and usually end up in a rage of yawns. SacBee so high tech they can't even host their own head images... what hypocrites! LOL It would just be so cool to build stuff of our own, not copy some dumb kansascity template and vice versa. If you look close enough you'll find the all-seeing panopticon dopamine request: "Tell us what you think"...
"So the machine can crush your little ideas to tiny bits" ?

Trust me once they've work-shopped from this speaking matrix, there's no
telling what she'll be incredibly prepared to have regret saying.

Happy Monday
kthxbye!

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on the 'Dead, thanks for that first thing in the morn! Better than coffee(almost)! Good to listen to when the aggravation(?) at the denseness of USians toward what this country is/has been doing gets too much. Were the 'Dead a cia plant?!?
'morning, All, be well and be loved.

Stop These Fucking Wars

peace

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Ya got to be a Spirit, cain't be no Ghost. . .

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@Tall Bald and Ugly
generally brighten most hours of the day. Smile Also weird time signatures.

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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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I'm really enjoying what I'm doing and it's actually a joy to be sitting in the shower and thinking "What is the topic for the class going to be today?"

Seeing as everybody's been chomping at the bit for it, I'm going to do the "Fall of the American Empire" today. Smile

If the worst comes to the worst, today, BTW (Net Neutrality Repeal goes into effect) I look forward to starting a small underground newspaper that works through the last common... the Postal System. I ain't giving up my writing, even if I have to scrawl it on the bathroom walls for a future Historian)

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I do not pretend I know what I do not know.

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@detroitmechworks

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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 --

@detroitmechworks

you must have had a good workout!

I love your (writing and) attitude - never say die until you direct it into the face of oppression!

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.

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@Ellen North Finally getting the last twinges of the Gout out of my foot. (Ironically, although it hurt badly to do the exercises on it, it worked MUCH better than lying down and waiting for it to clear on its own. Could practically hear the grinding when I was doing footwork...)

That and very little meat and mostly spinach and other leafy greens to eat. Smile

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@detroitmechworks

glad you've found something that helps!

Funny how often certain stretching and other exercises help a body that evolved to be active - or maybe not, lol.

But both good yoga and good martial arts instruction will focus on coordinating, connecting and maximizing the body potential so that the whole becomes more than the sum of the parts.

I remember reading that what we term aging is the congregating result of insults which the body has not been able to heal; it's only logical that the right muscular, nutritional and inner positive-feedback emotional self-support can make all of the difference in the world.

We live until we die, might as well make the best of it. Ideally from birth, lol.

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.

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@Ellen North For example, I have a much more natural left handed stance than right handed. I also tend to go high more often than I should which is a sign of somebody who trying to use their body weight, and can be easily countered, so I have to watch that...

So, the twice weekly exercise and social time really helps. Hell I have been thinking if they just had a Roman/Japanese style bath afterwords it would be the closest thing to heaven I can imagine. (Course that would be a common which was considered practically sacred to to Romans, since it was one of the few places where nobles were equal at least in the price they paid.)

Yes, I'm such a history geek, but I keep thinking about how sometimes we seem to have jettisoned very good things in our pursuit of innovation and novelty.

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Thanks Trump.
The Trump-dumbskulls will all celebrate the fact that Trump Succeeded In Killing Yet Another Onerous Regulation.

Hey Trump dumbskulls, what Trump calls a Regulation is really a Consumer Protection. Aw fogeddaboutit. It's like explaining rocket science to a rock.

Net neutrality is really, officially dead. Now what?
There are no more procedural delays on the FCC's decision -- the rules have been rolled back. Here's everything you need to know.

https://www.cnet.com/news/net-neutrality-is-now-really-officially-dead-o...

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Donnie The #ShitHole Douchebag. Fake Friend to the Working Class. Real Asshole.

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@Citizen Of Earth
internet to come to the fore. Watch the bastards get Congress to outlaw rooftop repeaters and publicly owned server farms.

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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 @enhydra lutris

He who controls information controls all - but at least we know better than to believe any official stories and that TPTB always accuse others of what they do themselves, because I suspect we're about due for some more domestic False Flags in potentially multiple NATO countries as an excuse to declare WW3.

Apart from that, dunno if there's much point in paying for internet just to access whatever entertainment and to keep umpteen spy agencies updated on what you had for breakfast... music is still required, just have nothing functional to play old tapes and CDs on; radio here is worse than useless...

Edit: oh, good, was wondering where my trade-mark letter-typo was; waited to leap out at me when scrolling back down, of course... damn Russian letter-typo-spy-sneaks have that genetically evil sense of humour...

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.

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@Ellen North
surprise me if the attack were politically motivated. Of course, nothing muh would surprise me anymore.

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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

But familiarity with TPTB's goals and methods might breed enough contempt to flatten the buggers.

...OK, deep breath
11 goes into 99 exactly 9 times. As a result, the decimal expansion of any common fraction with 11 in the denominator will be a two digit infinite repeat.
1/11 = .09 repeated,
2/11 = .18 repeated,
3/11 = .27 repeated,
4/11 = .36 repeated, etc.
The repeating 2 digits are the product of the numerator and .09 for numerators less than 11. For example, 7 x .09 = .63, so 7/9 = .63 repeated indefinitely. ...

This made me think of an old Beatles album, indefinitely repeating 'number 9', which made me think that maybe the Beatles have been running the white mice all along - and that perhaps 11 is the true answer to Life, The Universe and Everything? Or possibly those two-tined pitchforks I can't recall the proper term for? I'm not a math surgeon, of course, so I'm just guessing here... kinda like those pitchforks, though.

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.

@Citizen Of Earth

they're counting on there being no history for there to be no records in, with nobody remaining to wonder about why.

But they're wrong, for we have future records being written here already, by one of our own time-travelers.

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.

although I've been looking for days - and wasn't sure where to put it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIKls7LCOcc

Sam Ronan Brutally Assaulted By Cops; Sam Facebook Live's The Entire Incident
Jamarl Thomas
Streamed live on 9 Jun 2018

The video is very telling; considering the circumstances, I'm wondering if he was targeted as being a Prog running for office and the cops were told off to rough him up or worse.

Edit: cops being the US-publicly-funded terrorists most often used to terrorize citizens in the US...

and speaking of information control and False Flags:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQT_jp_DU88

Russia Warns Of 'False Flag' Chem Attack Creating Pretext For West To Attack Syria
Jamarl Thomas

Published on 11 Jun 2018

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.