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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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"If we do not learn from history, we shall be compelled to relive it. True. But if we do not change the future, we shall be compelled to endure it. And that could be worse."

--- Alvin Toffler


The Perils of Social Grade Inflation
By Rabbi Yonason Goldson

We can't help responding to the way we see others --- for better or for worse

War on Jihad
To curb Islamic radicalism, France targets foreign funding for mosques
By James McAuley

Surprisingly, Muslims ain't happy


Wealth Strategies
9 Good Stocks to Buy That Are Well Below All-Time Highs
By Brian Nichols

They come from different industries but share two things in common: They're well off all-time highs, and they won't be for long

9 signs you are infatuated and NOT in love
By Chakell Wardleigh

Is your love real? Or is it fantasy? Check out these nine ways to tell the difference

You know who to share this with

Ess, Ess/ Eat, Eat!
The Kosher Gourmet
By Ellie Krieger

This undisputed sumptuous summer pleasure keeps families happy --- and you out of the kitchen

What's up (with that) doc!? Medicine Men fire back at bad Yelp reviews --- and reveal patients' information online
By Charles Ornstein

Doctors, dentists and chiropractors have replied to negative comments by sharing specific details of their patients' care

[ W O R T H  1 0 0 0  W O R D S  ]

Lisa Benson

Chip Bok

Jake Fuller

Bob Gorrell

Phil Hands

Jerry Holbert

Rick McKee

Steve Sack

Dana Summers

Gary Varvel

Dan Wasserman

Michael Ramirez

Julia Gorin: We're gonna do it our way, yes our way, make all our dreams come true . . .

Neil Steinberg: Now that I've caught Rattata, what do I do with him?

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On this day in . . .

1807, Robert Fulton's North River Steamboat (popularly, if erroneously, known to this day as the Clermont) began heading up the Hudson River on its successful round-trip between New York and Albany, inaugurating the first commercial steamboat service in the world

1815, Napoleon arrived at Saint Helena for the beginning of his exile

1863, federal batteries and ships began bombarding Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor during the Civil War, but the Confederates managed to hold on despite several days of pounding

1877, Blacksmith, F.P. Cahill became the first man to be mortally wounded by Billy the Kid

1894, pitcher John Wadsworth of Louisville gave up 28 base hits, all singles, in a single game, setting a National League and major-league record

1896, a prospecting party discovered gold in Canada, a finding that touched off the Klondike gold rush

1907, Pike Place Market, the longest continuously-running public farmers market in the US, opened in Seattle

1915, a mob in Cobb County, Ga., lynched Jewish businessman Leo Frank, whose death sentence for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan had been commuted to life imprisonment. (Frank, who'd maintained his innocence, was pardoned by the state of Georgia in 1986.) ALSO: Charles F. Kettering of Detroit, MI patented the electric, automobile self-starter

1938, Henry Jackson Armstrong defeated Lou Ambers at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Armstrong won the lightweight boxing championship and became the first fighter to hold three titles at one time: The feather, welter, and lightweight crowns

1939, theatre goers first saw the magical The Wizard of Oz, the first movie to use the combination of black and white and color, at a gala premiere

1942, during World War II: The U.S. Eighth Air Force begins regular combat operations in Europe with an attack on the marshalling yards at Rouen-Sotteville, France

1943, the Allied conquest of Sicily was completed as U.S. and British forces entered Messina

1947, the Radcliffe Line, the border between Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed

1959, Quake Lake is formed by the magnitude 7.5 1959 Yellowstone earthquake near Hebgen Lake in Montana

1962, East German border guards kill 18-year-old Peter Fechter as he attempts to cross the Berlin Wall into West Berlin becoming one of the first victims of the wall

1969, 256 people were killed as Hurricane Camille slammed into the Gulf Coast

1970, Venera 7 launched. It will later become the first spacecraft to successfully transmit data from the surface of another planet (Venus)

1978, the first successful trans-Atlantic balloon flight ended as Maxie Anderson, Ben Abruzzo and Larry Newman landed their Double Eagle Two outside Paris

1987, Rudolf Hess, ym"sh, the last member of the inner circle of Adolf Hitler, ym"sh, died at Spandau Prison at age 93, an apparent suicide

1996, the Reform Party announced Ross Perot had won its nomination to be its first-ever presidential candidate

1998, President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an "improper physical relationship" with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. On the same day he admits before the nation that he "misled people" about his relationship

1999, a 7.4-magnitude earthquake strikes I.zmit, Turkey, killing more than 17,000 and injuring 44,000

2004, British police charged eight terrorism suspects. (The leader of the group, al-Qaida operative Dhiren Barot, later pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mass murder and was sentenced to life in prison, although the term was subsequently reduced to 30 years; the other seven received sentences ranging up to 26 years.)

2005, the first forced evacuation of Israelis from their homes in areas won in a defensive war starts during Israel's unilateral disengagement plan. Nevertheless, Muslim violence against innocent citizens continued. ALSO: Over 500 bombs are set off by practitioners of that "religion of peace" at 300 locations in 63 out of the 64 districts of Bangladesh

2006, in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, a federal judge in Detroit ruled that President George W. Bush's warrantless surveillance program was unconstitutional. (A divided federal appeals court threw out the lawsuit in July 2007, and the U.S. Supreme Court later let the appeals court decision stand.)

2010, a mistrial was declared on 23 corruption charges against ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich , who was accused of trying to sell President Barack Obama's old Senate seat; the jury convicted him on one charge, that of lying to the FBI. (Blagojevich was convicted of 17 counts of corruption in a retrial; a sentencing hearing is scheduled for Oct. 2011.)

2014, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder ordered a federal medical examiner to perform another autopsy on the remains of Michael Brown, a black teenaged thug from Missouri whose fatal shooting by a white police officer spurred a week of rancorous and sometimes violent protests in suburban St. Louis. The police officer, Darren Wilson, was eventually cleared but his life was turned on its head

[ I N S I G H T ]

John Stossel: Vice Presidential Prospects

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd: More Adventures of the Easily Offended

Lenore Skenazy: Pokemon Predator Panic

Megan McArdle: Crack down on law schools that don't pass the bar

Declassified by Eli Lake: U.S. special ops in Syria are told, 'Don't get shot'

Michelle Malkin: Hillary's Headhunter: Sleazeball Ken Salazar

Jonathan Bernstein:: Earth to anti-Trump Republicans: You won't change Hillary --- but all is not lost

Jonah Goldberg: 'New Nationalism' Amounts To Generic White Identity Politics

Paul Greenberg: The Purge Of The Past

Jonathan Turley: Trump's 'extreme vetting' is harsh, but it would be legal

Dick Morris: Media Focus On Trump; But Voters Focus On Hillary

David M. Shribman: The old-school politics of millennials

Walter Williams: Is Free Trade Causing Job Loss?

Dry Bones

Mallard Filmore

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