Monday Open Thread; November 27 is the anniversary of the Washita Massacre


November 27 is the 331st day of the year, there are 34 days left
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Today's number is 27

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27 is a perfect cube, 3^3.
27 is the atomic number of cobalt.
27 is the weight of the only stable isotope of aluminum.
The A-27 was a WWII American attack aircraft
27 is the number of bones in the human hand.[6]
27 is the average crowd funded contribution to Bernie Sanders.
I-27 is an Interstate Highway, entirely within Texas, from Lubbock to Amarillo. Interstate, hello?
27 is self locating in pi. (Counting up from zero, the 27th & 28th digits after the decimal are 27.)

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Title 27 of the US Code is INTOXICATING LIQUORS

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27 BCE
was the Year of the Second Consulship of Octavian and Agrippa
Octavian returned full power to the Senate which, in exchange, granted him the titles of Princeps and Augustus. As Augustus, he bacame the first Roman Emperor.
Emperor Ai of Han, was born
Marcus Terentius Varro died.

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27 CE
was the Year of the Consulship of Piso and Frugi
Apricots were transported from Asia to Rome
Petronius was born

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On this day in:

1095 – Pope Urban II declared the First Crusade
1703 – The Eddystone Lighthouse was destroyed in a storm
1868 – The Washita Massacre of Cheyenne living on reservation land by troops under Custer ***
1895 – Alfred Nobel signed his will creating the Nobel Prize
1901 – The U.S. Army War College was established
1945 – CARE was founded
1965 – The Pentagon told LBJ it needed 280,000 more troops
1968 – Penny Ann Early played for the Kentucky Colonels in an ABA game against the L.A. Stars
1971 – The Soviet space program's Mars 2's descent module crashed onto Mars
1978 – George Moscone and Harvey Milk were assassinated by Dan White

*** One of numerous atrocities that are part of history's greatest genocide (but never referred to as such.) The whole continent was stolen, and the theft, murder, kidnapping of children, and oppression continues yet today.

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Born this day in:

1809 – Fanny Kemble, actress, author, playwright and poet
1897 – Vito Genovese, businessman
1907 – L. Sprague de Camp, historian and author
1921 – Dora Dougherty Strother, pilot, WASP
1934 – Al Jackson, Jr., drummer, songwriter, MG, and producer
1941 – Eddie Rabbitt, singer, songwriter, and guitarist
1942 – Jimi Hendrix, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1945 – Randy Brecker, trumpeter and flugelhornest
1953 – Lyle Mays, keyboardist and composer
1959 – Charlie Burchill, guitarist and songwriter
1959 – Viktoria Mullova, violinist
1979 – Hilary Hahn, violinist
1980 – Jackie Greene, singer, songwriter and guitarist

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Died this day in:

1852 – Ada Lovelace, mathematician and computer scientist
1881 – Theobald Boehm, flute player, composer, instrument designer
1901 – Clement Studebaker, co-founder of Studebaker car company
1908 – Jean Albert Gaudry, geologist and paleontologist
1934 – Baby Face Nelson, businessman
1953 – Eugene O'Neill, playwright
1973 – Frank Christian, trumpet player
1981 – Lotte Lenya, singer and actress
1998 – Barbara Acklin, singer and songwriter
2005 – Joe Jones, singer and songwriter
2006 – Don Butterfield, tuba player
2009 – Al Alberts, singer and songwriter
2012 – Mickey Baker, guitarist

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Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days and such:
Roll your own

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Washita Massacre
User Winter Rabbit posted a column devoted to the Washita Massacre over at the Daily Kos on Sunday. The link is: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/11/26/1718704/-Washita-Massacre-of...
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So, for music,
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The Eddystone Lighthouse

War College

More troops for Vietnam

Al Jackson Jr.

Eddie Rabbit

Jimi Hendrix

Randy Brecker

Lyle Mays

Charlie Burchill

Viktoria Mullova

Hilary Hahn

Jackie Greene

Theobald Boehm

Clement Studebaker

Frank Christian

Lotte Lenya

Barbara Acklin

Joe Jones

Don Butterfield

Mickey Baker

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Bonus:

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Mickey Baker (sorry about the ads)

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picture is "Visitor Center mural depicting the Washita Massacre", photo by
Kent Kanouse (CC BY-NC 2.0) - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/legalcode

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On this day in: 1978 – George Moscone and Harvey Milk were assassinated by Dan White
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1985 - Murderer Dan White commits suicide a free man, after serving only 5 years in prison.
1990: "We" pass the Domestic Partner Initiative in San Francisco, despite all the homophobic hysteria. Now, anyone can get a wife. And they can bring you back to life.
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1990 San Franciso Pride Day Parade

Speaking of identity politics, sexual politics, I miss Robyn's essays. Even though they didn't spark a lot of conversation, they reminded me to keep going. Where? I don't know, just keep going. I miss JayeRaye's labor essays, and OPOL was always so inspiring. I never got to say thanks to any of them, so I'm saying it now. Thanks a lot.

PEACE

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@eyo This place means a lot, and I do miss those who have moved on.

Not much else to say. Been here a long time, and just remembering the spirit that I came to this place in. Smile

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

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@eyo
the missing. Robyn already had a lot of balls in the air so checking hee for as little traffic as she got was maybe just too much, especially when she moved west.

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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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Weren't they British girl pop singers?

1095 - Let the slaughter of Middle East peoples begin.

Some nice antiwar songs today.

Thanks EL and have a good one all.

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I want a Pony!

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likely, and, Frugi, of course, gave us the Frug. Thanks for dropping in and enjoy another glorious day down there.

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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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To work on jb’s computer . Reset this PC no working so far.

Have a good day, all.

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A truth of the nuclear age/climate change: we can no longer have endless war and survive on this planet. Oh sh*t.

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@divineorder
have a great 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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A truth of the nuclear age/climate change: we can no longer have endless war and survive on this planet. Oh sh*t.

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A truth of the nuclear age/climate change: we can no longer have endless war and survive on this planet. Oh sh*t.