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The Civil War ENDED 150 years, two months, and a couple of

weeks ago! Why are DUers still fighting it? No one living today was alive during that war. There is no way we can change what happened in the past. We can only try to make things better now and in the future.

And we are not going to do that by continuing the sectionalism that helped tear this country apart 154 years ago. It certainly is not going to foster the good will that is needed for all of us to work together to overcome the hurdles that still stand in the way of a equal and just society.

Unbelievable House Truck Transforms Into Fantasy Castle

I want one!

CAT.ASTROPHE!!! Or do a more thorough pre-flight check...

Widow Receives Nasty Note Over Her “Relentlessly Gay” Rainbow Yard Lights raises $24,000 in 2 Days!


Widow Receives Nasty Note Over Her “Relentlessly Gay” Rainbow Yard Lights

When Julie Baker, a widow and mother of four, recently stepped out onto her front porch, she found an anonymous note taped to her door.

“Your yard is becoming Relentlessly Gay!” the note read. “Myself and others in the neighborhood ask that you Tone It Down. This is a Christian area and there are Children. Keep it up and I will be Forced to call the Police on you! Your kind need to have Respect for GOD.”
It was signed, “A Concerned Home Owner.”

The note referred to a set of rainbow-colored solar yard lamps Baker had set up in her garden. For the record, they aren’t illegal, so we’re not sure what this concerned home owner expects police to do about it.

Rather than get angry, Baker took a page from Memories Pizza’s playbook and launched a GoFundMe page to fight back.
“I need more rainbows,” she writes. “Many, many more rainbows.

Here's her GoFundMe page... She gonna be able to buy tons of rainbows! http://www.gofundme.com/x6dkw9h

on edit: here is her "offensive" rainbow garden

A Public Service Message From an Elephant


Didga Dreams Big: Not to steal any thunder from SCE's LOL Cats, but this is grrrrreeeattt!

Mother deer who lost her baby is asked to foster an orphan baby deer...

The only thing cuter than baby goats: Baby goats in pajamas!

There have been studies done about how different languages affect the development

development of the brain in different ways...

This is an interesting study on how German sounds compared to other languages. (On a personal note: No wonder my brother failed German in high school many, many years ago. :O )

Adam Savage (of Myth Busters) on how to raise test scores


In a week when Florida students were logging on to another round of standardized tests, one of the stars of Mythbusters on the Discovery Channel clearly touched a nerve.

"If you want the kids' test scores up, bring back band and bring back shop and get kids actually learning stuff instead of teaching them how to take a test," TV personality Adam Savage said in an interview with the Tampa Bay Times. (snip)

The reaction seemed to underscore not just the public's exasperation over testing but the frustrations of science, art and music teachers who need expensive materials or who see their subjects de-emphasized because so much time is needed to get ready for tests.

Savage said STEM, the acronym for science, technology, engineering and math, should be STEAM "because you need art in there to complete an education."
(more at link)

edit: The newspaper gif would not show on DU
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