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Uncurrent Events 10.31.14

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Today In The Past

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445 BC – Ezra reads the Book of the Law to the Israelites in Jerusalem (see Nehemiah 9:1, NLTse).

802 – Empress Irene of Byzantium driven out

834 – 1st All Hallows Eve (Halloween) observed tohonor the saints

1517 – Luther posts 95 theses on Wittenberg church – Protestant Reformation

1541 – Michelangelo Buonarroti finishes painting The Last Judgement in the Sistine Chapel, Vatican

1596 – English/French/Dutch delegates sign anti-Spanish “Drievoudig Covenant”

1793 – Execution of Girondins at Paris, during Reign of Terror

1808 – Holland Brigade battle at Durango, Spain

1815 – Sir Humphrey Davy of London patents miner’s safety lamp

1837 – Collision of river boat Monmouth & Trement on Miss; 300 die

1846 – Donner party, unable to crossthe Donner Pass, construct awinter camp

1863 – The Maori Wars resumed as British forces in New Zealand led by General Duncan Cameron began their Invasion of…

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Reason #5: Stop The Incompetence. Stop Mark Dayton.

Freedom Is Just Another Word...

Dayton’s incompetence has created problems that will only continue if given a second term. Considering all the failed policies Dayton has passed, this one was downright horrifying.

Reason #5: Signed a law making it harder to investigate abuse reports

The Dayton administration issued guidance to local child protection services and social workers in 2012 and then passed it into law in 2014. This policy made it harder to investigate reported cases of abuse. All the while, in Minnesota 71% of child maltreatment cases are screened out and not investigated.

  1. “The Legislature overwhelmingly approved a bill that forbids county child protection agencies from considering past abuse reports that were rejected when deciding whether to investigate a new report.” (Star Tribune, 9/8/14)
  2. “The state’s top child protection official wants to scrap a law her…

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Eight Ways to Support Awareness of Gender-Based Violence

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So much has happened this year, even this month, it’s difficult to see Domestic Violence Awareness Month come to a close and be satisfied with the public’s level of awareness until next year. From Ray Rice and otherathletes to Gamergate, violence against women is seeping out of every corner of our culture. And it’s got to stop.

Anyone, of any gender, can be a perpetrator or a victim of violence. But women and LGBTQAI folks (compounded of course by race, ability, language, immigration status, class, age, etc.) experience harassment, sexual assault, stalking, dehumanization, intimate-partner violence, and structural violence at an astoundingly higher rate than men. Women can’t be in public without being subjected to street harassment and violence.

Until we take violence against women seriously, whether that’s on the street, or on the internet, or in their own home, our…

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The scariest old time radio shows for Hallowe’en

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Lobster Pirate is pleased that it is Hallowe'en Arrrr! Lobster Pirate is pleased that it is Hallowe’en!

Here are some of the scariest old time radio shows EVER! These are MP3 files. Be careful, they are SCARY!

The House in Cypress Canyon is the scariest one, in my opinion. If you can’t download MP3s, then you can read the transcript here.

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Chris Matthews predicts Republicans could win 10 Senate seats

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 Today Chris Matthews spoke at the ‘Washington Ideas Forum’ and he basically said that the Democrats have no message this year and he predicted the Republicans could win 10 Senate seats next week because of it.

  Here is what he said:

“They don’t really have a statement,” he said. “They have nothing in the market basket to offer. They have no real positive brand this time,” he added, “There was a great line from the American Revolution, ‘Either we hang together or we hang separately,’ the Democrats should remember that next Tuesday as the results come in.” 

Matthew then made a bold prediction which had the experts in the room shaking their heads when he said the Republicans, “could win up to 10 seats in the US Senate.”

  

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