Sunday Open Thread: September 3rd is National Welsh Rarebit Day, Really.

World History this day

1260 -- The Mamluks defeated the Mongols at the Battle of Ain Jalut in Palestine
1658 -- Richard Cromwell became Lord Protector of England and his dad's religiofascist state began to collapse.
1879 -- Afghan troops took out the British Residency in Kabul which had been imposed on Afghanistan by force
1939 -- France, the UK, New Zealand and Australia declared war on Germany
1941 -- Karl Fritzsch, experimented with Zyklon B for gassing Soviet POWs at Auschwitz
1943 -- The Allied invasion of Italy began and Ike and Badoglio signed the Armistice of Cassibile
1944 -- Anne Frank and her family were sent to Auschwitz via train
1971 -- Qatar became an independent state

US History this day

1783 -- The Treaty of Paris between the US and the Kingdom of Great Britain ended the US revolution
1838 -- Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery.
1855 -- 700 soldiers under General William S. Harney attacked a Souix village in Nebraska killing 100 men, women and children

Science & Technology this day

1925 -- The first US built rigid airship, USS Shenandoah, was destroyed in a squall line over in Ohio
1935 -- Sir Malcolm Campbell reached a speed of 304.331 miles per hour at the Bonneville Salt Flats
1976 -- Viking 2 landed on mars

The Arts this day
1802 -- William Wordsworth composed the sonnet "Composed upon Westminster Bridge"

Misc. this day

Birthdays of Note this day

1596 -- Nicola Amati, musical instrument maker
1695 -- Pietro Locatelli, viola player and composer
1803 -- Prudence Crandall, established the first integrated classroom in the US
1849 -- Sarah Orne Jewett, author and poet
1875 -- Ferdinand Porsche, engineer
1907 -- Loren Eiseley, anthropologist and author
1915 -- Memphis Slim, pianist, singer and songwriter
1923 -- Mort Walker, cartoonist
1925 -- Hank Thompson, guitarist, singer and songwriter
1929 -- Whitey Bulger, businessman
1933 -- Tompall Glaser, singer and songwriter
1934 -- Freddie King, singer, songwriter and guitarist
1942 -- Al Jardine, guitarist, singer and songwriter
1945 -- George Biondo, bassist and songwriter
1955 -- Steve Jones, singer, songwriter and guitarist

Deaths of Note this day

1658 -- Oliver Cromwell, religiofascist English general and politician
1883 -- Ivan Turgenev, author
1962 -- e. e. cummings, pOet anD plaYWright
1970 -- Alan Wilson, singer, songwriter, hrmonica player and guitarist
1974 -- Harry Partch, composer and music theorist, used a 43 tone scale, etc.
2001 -- Pauline Kael, film critic
2012 -- Sun Myung Moon, Yet Another Messiah, tax fraudster, everybody's true dad, RWNJ

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Sir Malcolm Campbell

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Pietro Locatelli

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Memphis Slim

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Hank Thompson

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Tompall Glaser

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Freddie King

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Al Jardine

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George Biondo

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Steve Jones

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Alan Wilson

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Harry Partch

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Photo: Richard Le Sesne State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, via Wikimedia Commons
This work is from the Florida Memory Project hosted at the State Archive of Florida, and is released to the public domain in the United States under the terms of Section 257.35(6), Florida Statutes.

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Lookout's picture

As people are recovering from flooding and left coasters are dealing with heat and fire, I almost feel guilty enjoying this beautiful Labor Day weekend...clear sunny with 60 degree AM and highs about 80. (We often have 100 degree labor days). We got another 2.5 inches of rain this week, and I had to mow again yesterday (and finish up today).

I hope you are all having a good Labor Day Weekend!

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

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@Lookout
Stifling hot here, with smoke intrusions from outlying fires. Ah well, life goes on.

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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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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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@enhydra lutris

It appears that Walter Becker of Steely Dan just died

So now the Dan is gone. Damn!

Sad

EDIT: Thank you for the live Red Rocks clip!

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"I say enough! If Israel wants to be the only superpower in the Middle East then they can put their own asses on the line and do it themselves. I want to continue to eat."
-- snoopydawg

@thanatokephaloides Even after many visits I'm still impressed how the ant at the top of the nosebleed section can have a pleasant conversation with the ant center stage. There are no secrets at Red Rocks.

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

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@thanatokephaloides .
bucket list. One of my faves...

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the little things you can do are more valuable than the giant things you can't! - @thanatokephaloides. On Twitter @wink1radio. (-2.1) All about building progressive media.

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to draft it.

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"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

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@Lily O Lady
I don't know how to do that in windows or Apple, but I know it can be done.
When it is pretty much ready, I click the "new essay" link under "community content" in the "site menu", (upper left.)

copy and paste title to title box, body to the body box and tags on the tag line below the body.

I add any html (bold etc.) using the editor's tools and then hit preview (very bottom). I preview & edit until I'm happy.

If for now, hit "publish", otherwise use schedule boxes and hit "save draft".

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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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@enhydra lutris

what we called "diaries" on TOP in Word, but they didn't copy exactly with some textual gobble-de-gook appearing. I write everything on site now, and my text is clear. Today I'm actually on my computer keyboard, but I usually write on my tablet anymore. I have to turn it sideways for all the helpful Site Menu to appear, so I guess I forgot all about it.

Thanks again!

"Lily"

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"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

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@Lily O Lady
all over the place. I use a great programmers (and authors) text editor named Note Tab Pro, it and the freeware version, NoteTab are fabulous, written for windows (I run it inside an emulator) and available from fookes software.

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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 I liked the way you could have multiple docs instead of the single one in win notes. I know, in win note you could save to file and retrieve as needed, but having several docs just a tab click away was much easier.

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@ghotiphaze
for information storage, some tabs are "outlines" with a built in sidebar containing multiple headings and each heading is a separate file like structure. It is something of a free form database that way and I use the headings as storage lockers for categories of data, like maybe quotations in one, and a list of campgrounds to check out in another, etc.

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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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@enhydra lutris Does anyone know of a good free photohost site? I have used photobucket in the past, but they've apparently shifted to a fee-based business model.

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"Obama promised transparency, but Assange is the one who brought it."

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@dervish @dervish
they made it silly to do so. I think it's free package is pretty good, but don't know because I've been pro for so long.

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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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psychological trauma due to the uncertainties surrounding their land titles, after confiscating the land from Palestinians.

Poor Dears.

Israel's Regularisation Law

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"Obama promised transparency, but Assange is the one who brought it."

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@dervish

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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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@dervish  
http://www.btselem.org/press_releases/20170822_israel_demolishes_school_...

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Can I possibly post any other picture today?

Nope!

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I want a Pony!

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@Arrow

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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 --

@Arrow how many groceries can that thing haul?

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Deaths of Note this day

2012 -- Sun Myung Moon, Yet Another Messiah, tax fraudster, everybody's true dad, RWNJ

Why, I didn't know that Sun Myung Moon was dead!

I can still dedicate this clip to the event, albeit late:

Wink

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"I say enough! If Israel wants to be the only superpower in the Middle East then they can put their own asses on the line and do it themselves. I want to continue to eat."
-- snoopydawg

@thanatokephaloides or just smells that way?

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flying with casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson and tying Texas even more closely to Israel.

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/state/texas/article55442970.html

http://tjpnews.com/texas-gov-abbott-talks-business-alliance-with-israel-...

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