# Monday Open Thread; September 11 is National Day of Service and Remembrance (USA)

September 11th is the 254th day of the year. There are 111 days left.

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Today's number is 11

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Like 7 and its multiples, 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 consecutive 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. HUH? 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 multiples of the numerator and .09 for numerators less than 11.
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"

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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
Nero Claudius Drusus was victorious at the Battle of the Lupia River and then built fortresses anear Bonn, Dorsten, Haltern, and Oberaden

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11 CE
was the Year of the Consulship of Lepidus and Taurus The hare and the bull?
Artabanus III of the Arsacid Dynasty became ruler of Parthia

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On this day in:
1541 -- Indigenous warriors, led by Michimalonco destroyed Santiago, Chile
1609 -- Henry Hudson discovered the people living on Manhattan Island as well as their island home
1649 -- Cromwell's army of thugs took the town of Drogheda and slaughtered its garrison.
1709 -- Allied forces under Wellington won a Pyrrhic victory over France at Malplaquet.
1826 -- Captain William Morgan, an ex-freemason was arrested in Batavia, New York and eventually vanished
1857 -- Mormons of the Nauvoo Legion, massacred 120 California bound pioneers at Mountain Meadows, Utah.
1922 -- The Treaty of Kars was (maybe) ratified in Yerevan, Armenia.
1939 -- Canada declared war on Germany
1943 -- Start of the Nazi liquidation of the Minsk and Lida ghettos
1944 -- The RAF bombed Darmstadt
1950 -- Truman approved military operations north of the 38th parallel in Korea
1972 -- BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) system began operations
1973 -- A US backed & instigated coup by Pinochet overthrew democratically elected president Allende
1982 -- International forces left Beirut, enabling the Sabra and Shatila refugee camp massacres.
1997 -- NASA's Mars Global Surveyor reached Mars.
2001 -- Terrorists crashed aircraft into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania
2007 -- Russia tested the Father of All Bombs.

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Born this day in:

1522 -- Ulisse Aldrovandi, ornithologist and botanist
1611 -- Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne, general
1816 -- Carl Zeiss, scientific instrument maker
1829 -- Thomas Hill, painter
1847 -- Mary Watson Whitney, astronomer, head of Vassar observatory
1862 -- O. Henry, writer and candy bar
1885 -- D. H. Lawrence, novelist, poet and critic
1893 -- Emilienne Delacroix, painter
1899 -- Jimmie Davis, singer, songwriter and politician.
1911 -- Bola de Nieve, singer, songwriter and pianist
1917 -- Jessica Mitford, journalist and author
1943 -- Jack Ely, singer and guitarist (Kingsmen, Louie, Louie)
1946 -- Dennis Tufano, singer (original lead for the Buckinghams)
1948 -- John Martyn, guitarist, singer, and songwriter
1953 -- Renee Geyer, singer and songwriter
1953 -- Tommy Shaw, guitarist, singer, and songwriter Styxx
1957 -- Jon Moss, drummer (think Culture Club)
1965 -- Bashar al-Assad, foreign leader we don't control and haven't been able to overthrow
1971 -- Markos Moulitsas, blogger, blog owner

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Died this day in:

1843 -- Joseph Nicollet, astronomer, cartographer, mathematician, mapped Upper Missippi River basin.
1950 -- Jan Smuts, politician
1957 -- Mary Proctor, astronomer, astronomy book author
1971 -- Nikita Khrushchev, big Disney fan
1972 -- Max Fleischer, cartoonist
1973 -- Salvador Allende, Chile's elected leftist president who the US had killed because leftist
1987 -- Peter Tosh, singer, songwriter and guitarist
2001 -- Casualties of the 9/11 attacks
2014 -- Bob Crewe, singer, songwriter and producer
2016 -- Alexis Arquette, actress, activist, musician and cabaret performer

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Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days and such:
Emergency Number Day (USA)
National Day of Service and Remembrance (USA)
Patriot Day (USA)

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So, for music

Eleven (in 11/8 time, fwiw)

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Henry Hudson

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BART

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Kissinger's gofer, el asesino Augusto Pinochet

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Mars Global Surveyor

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Ulisse Aldrovandi

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Jimmie Davis; Governor of Louisiana

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Bola de Nieve

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Jack Ely

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Dennis Tufano

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John Martyn

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Renee Geyer

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Tommy Shaw

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Jon Moss

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Markos Moulitsas

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Peter Tosh

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Bob Crewe

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Bonus:

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Facebook photo attribution: Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Chile, Archivo General Historico del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores ([1])

### Thirty years ago Peter Tosh was murdered with a gun

Here is another video of his music.

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### Good mornng, and thanks for the video.

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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 --

### A string of 1s squared

(11s would be a subset) creates a string of numbers counting up and down related to the number of 1s. 11^2=121; 1111^2=1234321; 111111^2=12345654321...this works to nine 1s, after that there are too many stinking carrys to keep the middle straight in your brain.
Khrushchev didn't know his shoe from a gavel!
In 1987 I and the wife were hitched. Luckily, the last 15 years newspapers have given me a week long heads up reminder to keep me out of trouble.

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There is no such thing as TMI. It can always be held in reserve for extortion.

### Good morning, FF. I've always enjoyed but rarely had a use

@ghotiphaze
for the property of a string of ones that you mention except that 11^2=121 pops up now and then. I may have used 111^=12321 once, or twice max.

Congrats and happy anniversary.

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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 --

### Irma is downgraded to Tropical storm

but it is still packing 70 mph winds. I hope our FL buddies are all safe. It is forecast to track south of us bringing a few inches of rain so we will get off light (I hope). The rain has started here in NE AL and will continue through Wed.

The generator and chainsaw are gassed up and ready if we get creamed.

Since it 9/11...what do c99ers think about the 9/11 narrative. There are a group of engineers and architects calling foul http://www.ae911truth.org/gallery/evidence.html

It reminds me of the Kennedy assassination narrative.

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

### Good morning, Lookout. I'm personally eschewing all of the

@Lookout
airplane v controlled demo controversy for the nonce, but cannot help sporadically pondering the fact that never, even for the briefest moment, was any Saudi role in this officially considered and presented. I don't need competing technological expert witnesses to contemplate human malfeasance and misbehavior.

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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 --

### We need a new holiday for 9/11.

@enhydra lutris
We could call it Saudi Appreciation Day, or something. It wouldn't have to be official, just a day to celebrate Saudi wealth and Wahhabism. Do the Irish dye the rivers green for St. Paddy's ? Maybe we could dye them black for Saudi day, put an oil slick on every body of water like they're doing in Houston. We could have parades. We could dress up like Saudis and proudly fly the black ISIS flag. So many possibilities ...

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It didn't have to be this way.

### Wonderful, Azazello, I love it.

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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 --

### I've always called foul, Lookout.

@Lookout
I believe in conspiracies.

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"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us." E.M.Foster

### Morning el...

Thanks for the OT and good music.
Yesterday Kuralt, today, another favorite NC native, O. Henry, William Sydney Porter.

One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies. Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one's cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such close dealing implied. Three times Della counted it. One dollar and eighty-seven cents. And the next day would be Christmas.
O. Henry ~ "Gift of the Magi"

Read the short story, here: http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/GifMag.shtml

Have a good day and week, everyone!

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### Good morning, smiley7. Yeah, O. Henry was a grat one indeed.

@smiley7
Have a good day.

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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 --

### Mornin' el ~~~

Monday, ugh. Wish I were home.

On a brighter note - it's a beautiful day!

If 9/11 is such a "Patriot Day," why isn't it a national holiday?

Have a beautiful day, folks!

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"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us." E.M.Foster

### Personally, I like it the way it is. Keep the self styled

@Raggedy Ann
"patriots" busy at whatever they do for a living.

That name is, of course, just part of the largely successful attempt to use that tragedy as a Reichstag Fire.

On another note, we don't generally celebrate tragedies and attacks.

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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 --

### But we ARE celebrating

@enhydra lutris
this tragedy and attack - every year for 16 long years. Keeping it in the mind of murikans that we were attacked by mooslims.

Every year for 16 long years I think about how we were attacked by our own government in order to benefit the 1%.

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"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us." E.M.Foster

### Goering said that the Reichstag fire was an inside job.

@enhydra lutris
But I suppose that would be a conspiracy theory.
Suggested music for Saudi Day:

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It didn't have to be this way.

### Heh, SAudi Day, love it, and Paint it Black is such a good

@Azazello
theme song. Thanks and good morning. Have a good day, while you're at it.

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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 --

### I forgot - Good morning, RA

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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 --

### lol!

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"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us." E.M.Foster

### wise words

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### Orwell

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### Wise words indeed, and perceptive. It would never work here.

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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 --

### Cory Booker Co-Sponsors Medicare For All

Emma mentioned contributions Booker has taken from Pharma (\$450k) and Insurance (\$400k). Those aren't big numbers, but it begs the question of why piss off donors.
It made me think of Sanders' email list, that he has refused to give to the DNC.
Just speculation here, but consider the following conversation...

Booker: I dunno Bernie, this is going to cost me \$1 million per year in contributions. Can't afford to piss off those donors.
Sanders: I will make sure that co-sponsors to my bill will get access to my email list.
Booker: Where do I sign?

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"The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function." -- Albert Bartlett
"A species that is hurtling toward extinction has no business promoting slow incremental change." -- Caitlin Johnstone