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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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"Many social ills are less the consequence of oppressive control than of oppressive lack of control."

--- Alvin Toffler


Before the Flood
By Rabbi Yonason Goldson

Sometimes we need to see the waters of destruction looming over us to get us to take action

Star Wars-themed 'Jedi' religion poses a major problem for atheists in Australia, and here's their warning
By Billy Hallowell

Australian atheists are apparently frustrated over an old joke involving religious affiliation that has apparently taken on a problematic life of its own


5 excuses keeping you from a healthy summer
By Wesley Yiin

The most common attempts at justifying slacking from patients and trainees --- and how two health mavens respond

Personal Growth
How to better control anger
By Kim Giles & Kristena Eden

Anger is a choice. You can stop it. Should you want to

Ess, Ess/ Eat, Eat!
The Kosher Gourmet
By Faye Levy

These delish fish recipes (3 of them!) are perfect for elegant summer dining

Your Castle
Three things you don't want to do (and three you do) when decorating a kid's room
By Elizabeth Mayhew

Follow these steps to design a space that you can both be proud of

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Pat Bagley

Nate Beeler

Nate Beeler BONUS!

Bill Day

Jake Fuller

Jerry Holbert

Chan Lowe

Rick McKee

Steve Sack

Dana Summers

Gary Varvel

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On this day in . . .

1776, word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London. ALSO: A committee of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson suggested the United States adopt "E pluribus unum" -- "Out of many, one" -- as the motto for its Great Seal

1792, during the French Revolution, mobs in Paris attacked the Tuileries Palace, where King Louis the XVI resided. (The king was later arrested, put on trial for treason, and executed the following January.)

1846, the Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the United States Congress after $500,000 is given for such a purpose by scientist James Smithson

1869, O.B. Brown of Malden, MA patented the motion-picture projector

1885, America's first commercially operated electric streetcar began operation in Baltimore

1921, Franklin D. Roosevelt was stricken with polio at his summer home on the Canadian island of Campobello

1944, during World War II, American forces overcame remaining Japanese resistance on Guam

1949, President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act Amendment, streamlining the defense agencies of the United States government, and replacing the Department of War with the United States Department of Defense

1969, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were murdered in their Los Angeles home by members of Charles Manson's cult, one day after actress Sharon Tate and four other people were slain

1977, postal employee David Berkowitz was arrested in Yonkers, N.Y., accused of being "Son of Sam," the gunman responsible for six slayings and seven woundings. (Berkowitz is serving six consecutive 25-years-to-life sentences.)

1990, District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry was convicted on one misdemeanor cocaine possession charge and acquitted on another. The jury deadlocked on the 12 other counts and a mistrial was declared

1991, China agreed in principle to sign the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty • 1995, Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols are indicted for the Oklahoma City bombing. Michael Fortier pleads guilty in a plea-bargain agreement for his testimony. Also: Los Angeles Dodgers are forced to forfeit against the St. Louis Cardinals after fans throw souvenir baseballs on to the field en masse. AND: Norma McCorvey, "Jane Roe" in the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, announced she had joined the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue

1997, U.S. envoy Dennis Ross met separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, ym"sh, in an attempt to restart the Mideast peace process

2000, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez met with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, defying the United States by being the first head of state to visit Iraq since the Gulf War

2001, Britain stepped in to save Northern Ireland's power-sharing government by taking away its powers for a day - a legal maneuver that removed a deadline to elect a new leader of the Catholic-Protestant government

2002, Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants broke Willie McCovey's 1969 record for intentional walks in a season with his 46th of the year. ALSO: Sammy Sosa hit three 3-run homers in Chicago's 15-1 rout of Colorado

2003, Yuri Malenchenko became the first person to marry in space, when he married Ekaterina Dmitrieva, who was in Texas, while he was 240 miles over New Zealand, on the International Space Station

2006, Britain and the United States strengthened security after foiling an alleged plot to use liquid explosives to blow up airplanes flying between the two countries. Police said as many as 10 aircraft had been targeted. U.S. officials banned the transportation of liquids and gel in carry-on luggage. ALSO: Saomai, the most powerful typhoon to hit China in five decades, slammed into the country's southeastern coast; it ultimately killed at least 483 people

2007, the U.S. Federal Reserve put a reported $72 billion into the American financial system over two days to steady the volatile markets that fell in response to losses in the U.S. mortgage market

2010, the U.S. Federal Reserve said it planned to try to boost the American economy by buying a portion of the government's long-term debt, a move the Fed says aimed to lower interest rates and stimulate borrowing

2011, in the most volatile week in the history of the Dow Jones industrial average, U.S. stocks took a second big fall in three days. The Dow lost nearly 520 points, more than wiping out the 429 points regained the previous day. It had started the week with a 634-point dive after downgrading of the nation's credit rating

2012, Army Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo was sentenced to two life-in-prison terms for plotting to blow up a Fort Hood, Texas, restaurant crowded with soldiers

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Glenn Reynolds: Are they both trying to lose the White House?

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd:Wait, What!?

'The stop-smoking pill made me do it': Man found not criminally responsible for shooting wife

A mother had a black bear killed to keep her family safe. Now, she's receiving death threats

Lenore Skenazy: Who Decides What's Funny?

Michelle Malkin: Fonda & Redford: Hollywood's New Welfare Mooches

Kathleen Parker:: John Oliver has given us the best defense of newspapers ever

Jonah Goldberg: Trump has left GOP with no good options

John Stossel: Lies Politicians Tell

Robert Costa:: Paul Ryan weathers his primary but GOP's populist storm still rages

Dan Balz: Clinton has yet to respond to Trump's attack on globalism

Jonathan Bernstein: Why Ted Cruz is not shaking in his boots

Sasha Issenberg: Clinton campaign looks to skirt regulations to reach voters

Eli Lake: Why #NeverTrump movement is also #NeverGaryJohnson

Walter Williams: The Decline of Civility

Thomas Sowell: New Critics of Trump

Dry Bones

Mallard Filmore

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