ACA, National Puppy Day, Monkee mom inventor, Trump analyzed, smartphone sperm counts
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Published Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 10:26 AM EDT
Mar 23 2017

Today is Thursday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 283 days remaining.

There are:
9 days until April Fools' Day;
17 days until Palm Sunday;
18 days until First Day of Passover;
22 days until Good Friday;
24 days until Easter Sunday;
25 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
26 days until Last Day of Passover;
30 days until Earth Day;
37 days until Arbor Day;
43 days until Cinco de Mayo;
52 days until Mother's Day;
66 days until Memorial Day;
603 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,399 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Today is also National Puppy Day.

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Florida man arrested for disrupting 'Beauty and the Beast'.

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Some persons born on March 23 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"Our society cannot afford a two-tiered system in which the affluent have access to superior education, while everyone else is subjected to a dull and incoherent classroom experience. Academic excellence, educational equity, and fairness demand a strong foundation of knowledge for all learners."
-E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

Today is also the birthday of Bette Nesmith Graham (March 23, 1924 - May 12, 1980) an American typist, commercial artist, and the inventor of Liquid Paper. She was also the mother of musician and producer Michael Nesmith of The Monkees.

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"He's deeply, deeply insecure about how he's perceived in the world, about whether or not he's competent and deserves what he's gotten. There's an unquenchable thirst for validation and love. Thats why he can never stay quiet, even when it would be wise strategically or emotionally to hold back." Why Trump can never let things go.

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A smartphone app can accurately test sperm count. Actually, it's an attachment to your smartphone. Well then, that's better.

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Dilbert creator Scott Adams explains what made Trump a success. (Adams was one of the few observers who early on predicted the businessman would win the Presidency.)

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The scents in your body wash, chicken stock and canned drink all come from one company you've never heard of, and you encounter them about ten times a day.

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AT&Tand Verizon are the latest companies to pull advertising from Google's display network amid concerns that company does not do enough to prevent ads from appearing on YouTube videos promoting terrorism and hate speech.

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A mysterious 'robot' is spotted on top of Elon Musk's SpaceX drone ship in Port Canaveral. The equipment is believed to be SpaceX's highly anticipated 'Optimus Prime'-style robot that is rumoured to be working alongside Falcon 9.

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Have a great weekend... see you next week.

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P5, water, peeing, AHCA, disliking Likes, where to go when the nuke goes off
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Published Wednesday, March 22, 2017 @ 12:54 PM EDT
Mar 22 2017

Today is Wednesday, March 22, the 81st day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 284 days remaining.

There are:
10 days until April Fools' Day;
18 days until Palm Sunday;
19 days until First Day of Passover;
23 days until Good Friday;
25 days until Easter Sunday;
26 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
27 days until Last Day of Passover;
31 days until Earth Day;
38 days until Arbor Day;
44 days until Cinco de Mayo;
53 days until Mother's Day;
67 days until Memorial Day;
604 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,400 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1993, Intel Corporation unveiled the original Pentium microprocessor, the P5.

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Today is also World Water Day.

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Florida man arrested for disrupting 'Beauty and the Beast'.

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Some persons born on March 22 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"Our society cannot afford a two-tiered system in which the affluent have access to superior education, while everyone else is subjected to a dull and incoherent classroom experience. Academic excellence, educational equity, and fairness demand a strong foundation of knowledge for all learners."
-E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

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Interesting fact: Fewer Americans would be insured with the G.O.P. plan than with a simple repeal.

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Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles: 17 hours without a laptop. The Department of Homeland Security will no longer allow passengers to carry electronics onto flights to the U.S. from 10 major airports in the Middle East and North Africa. Devices larger than a mobile phone- including laptops, tablets, and cameras- will need to be placed in checked baggage.

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Peeing on jellyfish stings does nothing. Except relieve the bladder, of course.

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My favorite comedian/talk show host, Craig Ferguson, made Today Show producers so nervous they used a five-second delay during the program.

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The 'Like' button ruined the Internet. Once other people start telling you what they like via Like buttons, you inevitably start hewing to their idea of what's good. And since "people tend to be extremely similar in their vulgar and prurient and dumb interests and wildly different in their refined and aesthetic and noble interests," the stuff you publish will start looking a lot like the stuff that everybody else publishes, because everybody sort of likes the same thing and everybody is fishing for Likes.

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Where to hide if a nuclear bomb goes off in your city. Your cellar is a good place to start...

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Moondog coronation, world puppetry day, no big bang, changing the course of human history
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Published Tuesday, March 21, 2017 @ 12:00 AM EDT
Mar 21 2017

Today is Tuesday, March 21, the 80th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 285 days remaining.

There are:
11 days until April Fools' Day;
19 days until Palm Sunday;
20 days until First Day of Passover;
24 days until Good Friday;
26 days until Easter Sunday;
27 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
28 days until Last Day of Passover;
32 days until Earth Day;
39 days until Arbor Day;
45 days until Cinco de Mayo;
54 days until Mother's Day;
68 days until Memorial Day;
605 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,401 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1952, The Moondog Coronation Ball, the first major rock and roll concert, was held in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Today is also World Puppetry Day.

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Florida man vows to return to scene of urination.

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Some persons born on March 21 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"Bad government is the natural product of rule by those who believe government is bad."
-Thomas Frank

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No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning. The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein's theory of general relativity. The model may also account for dark matter and dark energy, resolving multiple problems at once. And not only does it not have a beginning, it doesn't have an end, either.

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Fear, hope, and deportations. Next-door neighbors, a world apart.

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The great, recently late, columnist Jimmy Breslin wrote a lot of great stuff: three dead-on-the-money articles about Trump, and and a touching piece about JFK's grave-digger.

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Discoveries in the TRAPPIST-1 System Could "Change the Course of Human History," according to Bill Nye.

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Rural school districts are adopting a four-day week, hoping for academic benefits and real family and quality-of-life benefits. But the benefits aren't certain.

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As FBI Director James Comey's congressional testimony contradicted several claims made by President Trump, the presidential Twitter feed offered a distorted account of what Comey said.

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Uncle Tom, alien abductions, Trump, BS, bees, water bears
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Published Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 2:21 AM EDT
Mar 20 2017

Today is Monday, March 20, the 79th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 286 days remaining.

Today is the first day of Spring.

There are:
12 days until April Fools' Day;
20 days until Palm Sunday;
21 days until First Day of Passover;
25 days until Good Friday;
27 days until Easter Sunday;
28 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
29 days until Last Day of Passover;
33 days until Earth Day;
40 days until Arbor Day;
46 days until Cinco de Mayo;
55 days until Mother's Day;
69 days until Memorial Day;
606 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,402 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe's Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel about slavery, "Uncle Tom's Cabin", was published.

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Today is also Extraterrestrial Abduction Day.

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Some persons born on March 20 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"Democracy is the spawn of despotism. And like father, like son. Democracy is power and rule. It's not the will of the people, remember; it's the will of the majority."
-B.F. Skinner

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Why Trump can't let go of his wiretapping claim.

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Fareed Zakaria nails the secret to Trump's success:

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Not everyone's thrilled Cheerios gave away 1.5 billion wildflower seeds to save the bees. Some say the packets contain invasive wildflowers that could overtake native species and spread disease.

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Humpback whales are behaving oddly and scientists want to know why.

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The Solar System could have more than 100 planets. Good news for Pluto, which may regain its planet status if new definitions for celestial bodies are approved.

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The tardigrade, or Water Bear, is almost indestructible. Science finally found the reason why.

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Shrinking and getting sicker, surrounded by 25 million tons of spiders...
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Published Thursday, March 16, 2017 @ 5:20 AM EDT
Mar 16 2017

Today is Thursday, March 16, the 75th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 290 days remaining.

There is:
1 day until St. Patrick's Day;
4 days until the arrival of Spring;
16 days until April Fools' Day;
24 days until Palm Sunday;
25 days until First Day of Passover;
29 days until Good Friday;
31 days until Easter Sunday;
32 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
33 days until Last Day of Passover;
37 days until Earth Day;
43 days until Arbor Day;
50 days until Cinco de Mayo;
59 days until Mother's Day;
74 days until Memorial Day;
610 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,406 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.

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On this date in 1926, Robert H. Goddard launched the world's first liquid-fueled rocket

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Today is also , National Freedom of Information Day, celebrating the birth of President John Madison, the "father" of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

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Floria woman admits to killing popular drag queen with silicone injection. The woman had purchased 178 gallons of liquid silicone from Arizona between 2004 and 2015 and had it shipped to Florida and Virginia. Prosecutors said she falsely swore that it would not be injected into humans.

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Some persons born on March 16 who said interesting things:

 

Quote of the day:

"It's frightening to think that you might not know something, but more frightening to think that, by and large, the world is run by people who have faith that they know exactly what is going on."
-Amos Tversky

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They're not entitled. They're scared. And their vacation behavior tells a different story than stereotypes would have you believe. How millennial trophies created a generation of workaholics.

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Around 54 million years ago, when Earth suddenly got really hot, an ancient horse was about the size of a dog. Then it dwarfed, going down to the size of a cat. Scientists say as the earth heats up, mammals get smaller.

People in the Midwest will face an increasing risk of infectious diseases carried by ticks. Meanwhile, air pollution from a growing number of wildfires will increasingly affect the health of those on the Great Plains... doctors say climate change is making us sick.

Swell. Our ultimate fate is to become sick hobbits.

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You may be afraid of them, but they're essential... spiders kill astronomical numbers of insects on a global scale; anywhere between 400 to 800 million tons per year. Incidentally, there are about 25 million tons of spiders on the planet, so they're obviously hungry little buggers.

And, as it turns out, in the future, we'll all wear spider silk.

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How does a citizen respond when a democracy that prides itself on being exceptional betrays its highest principles? Plato despaired, but he also pointed the way to renewal. Lessons from ancient Greece: Making Athens great again.

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Leaker in Chief... did Trump leak his own 2005 federal tax return?

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A new biography of Hitler reminds us there is more than one way to destroy a democracy.

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Have a great weekend... see you on Monday.

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