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Saturday History: Wheat Threshing During the Great Depression

Before the threshing day came the wheat cutting and shocking. A binder pulled by a tractor went through the wheat fields row by row, cutting the grain and depositing it on the ground tied in bundles. Then came the shocking. That meant men taking four bundles and standing them on end so they stood upright. Show More Summary

Giuliani’s Old Elementary Teacher is Not Happy With Him

If only I could get regular mail. Instead, I get anonymous phone calls. This time it pointed me to an old schoolhouse near Kansas City. “Go behind the south wing, and you’ll see where there used to be a garden. Walk past it, and when you find an old compost pile, look for an envelope. Show More Summary

The Roundup

End of the week already? Well, at least we’re back. May Leslie Gore rest in peace. International Politics Overall - Western media was eager to report on an Israeli journalist walking in Paris for 10 hours facing “discrimination” by Muslims. Turns out it was all fabricated. - Russian President Vladimir Putin: Despite other nations assume they can match [...]

Saturday Art and Archaeology: Ghost Town Terlingua, TX

Ghost Town is the remains of the town that was lived in by the miners at the Chisos Mine, owned by Howard Perry. He had leased the land for pasture then the grasses petered out there, but some later visitors saw that cinnabar, the ore that produces mercury, was present and it was used in the form of mercury fulminate, in blasting caps, with WWI just starting so there was a need.

Late Night FDL: Copperhead Road

Steve Earle - Copperhead Road Steve Earle has a new album out, Terraplane...

Virginia Woman Dies In Custody After Being Tasered, Placed In Restraints and Anti-Spit Hood

On February 3rd, a 5'3", 130 pound Virginia woman was killed after six deputies tased her before locking her in restraints with an anti-spitting hood over her head. Natasha McKenna, who was 37 years old and suffered from schizophrenia from a young age, went into cardiac arrest before ever leaving the jail and later died at the hospital.

Congratulations and best wishes to Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant in Austin, TX

Thanks also to Travis County District Court Judge David Wahlberg, who courageously ordered the Travis County clerk not to rely on “the unconstitutional Texas prohibitions against same-sex marriage as a basis for not issuing a marriage...Show More Summary

Clinton Foundation Taking Funds From Foreign Governments, Keystone XL Group

Corps aided by #Clinton during tenure at State Dept donated to Clinton-connected nonprofits http://t.co/18QUjEzw05 pic.twitter.com/sBJQQ8kDPM — LittleSis.org (@twittlesis) February 20, 2015 The Clinton Foundation has resumed taking money from foreign governments according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Show More Summary

Montana Legislature Debuts Bill Prohibiting Solitary Confinement for Minors, Seriously Mentally Ill

A bill introduced in the Montana House of Representatives this week would curb the use of isolation in state prisons. The Montana Solitary Confinement Reform Act (or House Bill 490) was introduced by Democrat Jenny Eck and would ban solitary confinement for people under the age of 18 and those with severe mental illness. Show More Summary

Chris Christie Losing Donors And Support

The POLITICO Caucus: Christie slips from first tier http://t.co/8nDQBwNnz2 pic.twitter.com/9OBNJyAObi — POLITICO 2016 (@politico2016) February 20, 2015 New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been a having a tough time in recent weeks. First he spent time in London explaining and re-explaining his stance on childhood vaccinations only to then face scrutiny over his history of [...]

The Roundup

Good day everyone! International Politics Overall - A former Polish president believes it is possible to apply pressure onto Russian President Vladimir Putin by joining in solidarity against him - The Egyptian government is now mediating between...Show More Summary

Over Easy: How Well Do We Know Our World?

The subtle lesson here is that most of us have woeful knowledge of the geography of other countries, or even our own that we learned in school and have mostly forgotten. It has to be difficult for us to understand other countries and their ethnic, political, national, or religious makeup if we can't even accurately identify them on a map.

Late Night FDL: The Right Time

Brian Wilson - The Right Time ft. Al Jardine, David Marks Brian released a clip from his new solo album: No Pier Pressure, today...

Former Corizon Doctor Accused of Molesting Scores of Prisoners Served with Two New Lawsuits

With the filing of two new lawsuits in New Mexico this week, Dr. Mark E. Walden stands accused of sexually assaulting scores of prisoners while working for inmate healthcare contractor Corizon Health Services inside two different GEO...Show More Summary

Holder Rationalizes Obama’s War on Whistleblowers

Attorney General Eric Holder delivered a luncheon speech on sentencing reform at the National Press Club on February 17. He then answered questions after his speech. One of the questions involved President Barack Obama and his administration’s...Show More Summary

Report: 2014 Midterms Had More Money And Fewer Donors

A new report from the Center for Responsive Politics shows that after all the spending is calculated the 2014 midterm elections were the most expensive in history and had a fewer number of donors than the previous midterm. The slow but steady march to plutocracy continued as fewer and fewer donors gave more and more. [...]

Ukraine Army Retreats, Poroshenko Wants International Peacekeepers

Rebels advance on #Debaltseve, Ukraine troops withdraw, 7,000 civilians trapped by fighting http://t.co/eDy0zJ7vcq pic.twitter.com/CwqaBHwKte — BBC News Graphics (@BBCNewsGraphics) February 18, 2015 The Ukraine army hastily retreated from the town of Debaltseve in east Ukraine after being encircled by separatists forces. Show More Summary

The Roundup

How are you folks? How’s the site working for you? International Politics Overall - President Barack Obama: We are not at war with Islam, but those who are “perverting Islam” - The U.S. denies it is keeping information pertaining to the P5+1-Iran negotiations from Israel - On second thought, Egypt would prefer no military intervention in Libya - A detective [...]

Over Easy: David Hicks, an Innocent Man tortured at Gitmo

http://youtu.be/rrNN07qTG7Y David Hicks is an innocent man from Australia who was tortured physically and psychologically at Guantanamo for 5 ½ years. He obtained his release by pleading guilty in a Guantanamo military court to providing...Show More Summary

Late Night FDL: War

Bob Marley – "War" | Easy Skanking In Boston '78 RIP Bob Marley...

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