Monday OT: September 16 is El Grito de Dolores

September 16 is day 259 of the Gregorian Calendar year,
Prickle-Prickle, Bureaucracy 40, 3185 YOLD (discordian),
And let us not forget 13.0.6.15.0 by the Mayan Long Count

El Grito Mexican Independence Day Celebration '18
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On this day in history:

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On September 16, 1810, in Dolores Nuevo España (now Doloes HIdalgo, Mexico) at about 2:30 am, Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla had the bell of the local parish church rung, gathered the populace and delivered the pronunciamento that triggered the Mexicn War of Independence from Spain. Though the exact text of the pronunciamento is unknown, its purpose and effect were revolutionary, and the revolution was on. This pronunciamento is known as el Grito de Dolores. It was not s quick revolution, taking roughly a decade, but, in the end, Mexico was free from Spain. Don Hidalgo is treated as the father of his country, The Grito has come to symbolize Mexican independence which is celebrated on September 16,
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In 1893, wannabe settlers, speculators, grifters, boomers and others made Oaklahoma's fourth and largest land run to grab up lands in the Cherokee Outlet.

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In 1959 the world's first successful copier, the Xerox 914, was introduced. We could've ended the cold war and destroyed the Soviet Union quite inexpensively had we simply thught to ship thusands of these units, for free, to Russia and all of the other soviet states, but it never did occur to us..

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In 1982, Sabra and Shatila massacre was committed. Roughly 3,500 Palestinian and Lebanese civilians were slaughtered by Phalangist militiamen with the knowledge and tacit approval of the IDF.

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In 1987, the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was signed. As a result, it is projected that the hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica will be restored to its 1980 condition by at least 2070. If anybody is still here at that time, will they please check it to see. Thanks.

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In 1992, Manuel Noriega, a CIA asset who had been on the CIA payroll off and on was convicted and sentenced to 40 years for activities conducted entirely within his own country. This was a wrning to the entire world that the US considered that it could pass laws in the US that would apply toi and be enforceable against foreign persons for actions within their own country that were legal or undetected witghin their own country. The rest of the world ignored the implications of this to their detriment.

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In 2007, mercenaries employed by the US via their direct employer, Blackwater Worldwide, shot and killed 17 Iraqi civilians without provocation in Nisour Square, Baghdad. This was treated as a big deal and some of the mercenaries were eventually tried by the US, even though our military had been slaughtering great numbers of Iraqi civilians pretty continuously since March 2003. IT is suspected that the trial of these persons, like the continuing persecution of Chelsea Manning was to deflect attention from the fact that the Bush regime was guilty of war crimes from the top down.

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Born this day in:

1844 – Paul Taffanel, flute player and conductor
1846 – Anna Kingsford, author, poet, and activist
1880 – Alfred Noyes, author, poet, and playwright
1881 – Clive Bell, philosopher and critic
1898 – H. A. Rey, author an illustrator
1915 – Cy Walter, pianist
1916 – Marie Vieux-Chauvet, writer
1919 – Andy Russell, singer and actor
1921 – Jon Hendricks, singer, and songwriter
1921 – Korla Pandit, pianist and composer
1922 – Janis Paige, singer and actor
1925 – Charlie Byrd, singer and guitarist
1925 – B.B. King, singer, songrwrier, and guitarist
1931 – Little Willie Littlefield, singer, songwriter, and pianist
1934 – Ronnie Drew, singer, songwriter, and guitarist (Dubliners)
1934 – Dick Heckstall-Smith, saxophonist
1935 – Billy Boy Arnold, singer, songwriter, and guitarist
1940 – Hamiet Bluiett, saxophonist and composer
1941 – Joe Butler, singer, drummer ,and autoharp player
1942 – Bernie Calvert, bass and keyboards player
1944 – Betty Kelly, singer
1948 – Ron Blair, base player
1948 – Kenney Jones, drummer (who knew?)

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Died this day in:

1498 – Tomás de Torquemada, friar
1672 – Anne Bradstreet, colonial poet
1925 – Alexander Friedmann, physicist and mathematician
1973 – Víctor Jara, singer, songwriter, teacher, martyr, and theatre director
1976 – Bertha Lutz, feminist and scientist
1977 – Maria Callas, opera singer
1984 – Richard Brautigan, author, Charlie
2003 – Sheb Wooley, singer, songwiriter, actor, voice actor
2005 – Gordon Gould, physicist
2008 – Norman Whitfield, songwriter and producer
2009 – Mary Travers, singer and songwriter
2011 – Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, singer, songwriter, harmonica player, and drummer
2016 – Edward Albee, playwright and director

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

El Grito de Dolores (Mexico)
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

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Music goes here, iirc, well,


El Grito de Dolores

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Alfred Noyes

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Charlie Byrd

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B.B. King

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Little Willie Littlefield

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Ronnie Drew

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Dick Heckstall-Smith

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Billy Boy Arnold

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Hamiet Bluiett

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Joe Butler

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Bernie Calvert

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Betty Kelly

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Ron Blair

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Chris Caffery

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Kenney Jones

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Víctor Jara

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Sheb Wooley

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Norman Whitfield

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Mary Travers

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Willie "Big Eyes" Smith

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1. An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen, O3, that is formed naturally in the ozone layer from atmospheric oxygen by electric discharge or exposure to ultraviolet radiation, also produced in the lower atmosphere by the photochemical reaction of certain pollutants. It is a highly reactive oxidizing agent used to deodorize air, purify water, and treat industrial wastes.
2. Informal Fresh, pure air.

I guess this isn't sold in the handy household spray can version?

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@QMS
manufacture out own and then release it into the upper atmosphere over the antarctic. Knowing no arctic ants, I find this a difficult task.

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UAW goes on strike, 50,000 strong.

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uaw_general_motors_strike.jpg

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/09/16/when-we-fight-we-win-protes...

Leading up to a general climate strike stating Friday.

https://www.facebook.com/350.org/videos/427395381195077/

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@QMS
more out of touch than usual.

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66 degrees at 5:30 am. Where the hell am I?

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@enhydra lutris

What do you get when you cross a Harley with a canoe?

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@QMS

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@QMS
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et al

Right. Where the hell are you? Same here. Raining since early morning and when I left at 6a it was already in the 70s. Not so very normal. Glad to have the rain though. Every little bit helps keep the fire danger down.

Have a good camping outing...

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@magiamma
we just returned and are now trying to figure out where else to go for 2 or 3 days on a moment's notice. My wife has a judy duty notice, so can't plan anything with certainty until the hammer drops.

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@enhydra lutris
maybe. Close by. My favorite go to get away.
Of course you know all the great spots nearby. Still raining here. Yay.

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@magiamma
we just returned and are now trying to figure out where else to go for 2 or 3 days on a moment's notice. My wife has a judy duty notice, so can't plan anything with certainty until the hammer drops.

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Thanks for the OT and the information about El Grito de Dolores. I would elaborate my thoughts about Hidalgo's resistance to Spain but the less said about "revolution" the better, so it seems.

Beautiful day here in Southern California. The heat broke last night and it's a cool 78 degrees and sunny. Spent some time this morning in the garden. Perfect weather for weeding and pruning and arranging the woodland creatures I purchased to decorate my garden. The Gnome seems happy, as do the rabbits and the birds. But Zoe, my cat, who is not one of the woodland creatures I purchased, seems perplexed by the two piglets I placed under her fig tree.

Hope it warms up on your camping trip. Would love it if you posted some pics Smile

All my best...

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Thanks for the tunes.
Sure miss Mary Travers. Grew up with a mad crush on her.
We have rain up here in the PNW too. Pressure washed my house last week in prep for new paint. Wont stop raining though. Hope I don't have to wait til spring.
Hope you find a place to hang while you wait for JD. At least you have good tunes on the radio, KOZT The Coast. My fav when I down there.

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