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Today's Google Doodle: Who was Jagdish Chandra Bose? It is his 158th birthday:



Jagdish Chandra Bose was by all accounts a modern-day renaissance man.

Born in what is now known as Bangladesh in 1858, Bose was chiefly a scientist who made several contributions to various fields, including physics, biology and archaeology. But Bose is perhaps best known for his pioneering work in biophysics.

To honor Bose's achievements on his 158th birthday, Google published a doodle Wednesday that features an invention of his born out of his investigations into plant science. Bose's crescograph measures plant responses to various stimuli, proving a parallel between animal and plant tissues.

Bose also made significant contributions to the world of radio and microwave sciences, becoming the first to use semiconductor junctions to detect radio signals and discovering millimeter length electromagnetic waves. For this, the IEEE named him one of the fathers of radio science.

And if that wasn't enough, he was also an early writer of science fiction, for which he is considered the father of Bengali science fiction.

For all this, and much more, a crater on the moon is named in his honor.


https://www.cnet.com/news/google-doodle-celebrates-scientist-jagdish-chandra-bose/

Just for "fun"--- here is the menu from Jean-Georges restaurant:

Where the orange one and Mitt are dining tonight.

I'll have the Peekytoe Crab, s'il vous plait!

http://w.singlepage.com/jean-georges/menu

Allegheny County is looking for voting machine discrepancies in many districts: Here's the full list

http://www.wtae.com/article/allegheny-county-postpones-certifying-election-results/8372714

Thank you, Allegheny Co. volunteers!!!

Today's Google Doodle: Louisa May Alcott's 184th birthday:



PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Google is celebrating what would be Little Women author Louisa May Alcott's 184th birthday with a new doodle.

Released Tuesday, the doodle, created by artist Sophie Diao, portrays the book's characters Beth, Jo, Amy, and Meg March, as well as Jo's best friend Laurie.

The March family of Little Women was based on Alcott's family, and the character of Jo was Louisa's vision of herself.

In addition to being a writer, "Alcott was a suffragist, abolitionist, and feminist," Google noted.


Link: http://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/2016/11/29/Google-celebrates-the-184th-birthday-of-Louisa-May-Alcott-with-Doodle/3591480417402/

Today's Google Doodle: Louisa May Alcott's 184th birthday:



PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Google is celebrating what would be Little Women author Louisa May Alcott's 184th birthday with a new doodle.

Released Tuesday, the doodle, created by artist Sophie Diao, portrays the book's characters Beth, Jo, Amy, and Meg March, as well as Jo's best friend Laurie.

The March family of Little Women was based on Alcott's family, and the character of Jo was Louisa's vision of herself.

In addition to being a writer, "Alcott was a suffragist, abolitionist, and feminist," Google noted.


Link: http://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/2016/11/29/Google-celebrates-the-184th-birthday-of-Louisa-May-Alcott-with-Doodle/3591480417402/

It is in the courts!

PA Courts ‏@PACourts 4h4 hours ago
Petition filed today in #CCOPA challenging 2016 presidential election results: http://www.pacourts.us/assets/files/setting-5258/file-5730.pdf?cb=87d892

I'm not sure how extensive the recount will be. Does anyone know?


Lisa Bloom and Laurence Tribe offer to represent "faithless" electors pro bono:

Get this information to every Elector to the Electoral College. The man who wrote THE book on Constitutional Law will represent you for free
(Source: RiotWomenn)


Randi Weingarten's statement on Betsy DeVos:

WASHINGTON—In response to President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos to lead the Department of Education, AFT President Randi Weingarten issued the following statement:

“The president-elect, in his selection of Betsy DeVos, has chosen the most ideological, anti-public education nominee put forward since President Carter created a Cabinet-level Department of Education.

“In nominating DeVos, Trump makes it loud and clear that his education policy will focus on privatizing, defunding and destroying public education in America.

“DeVos has no meaningful experience in the classroom or in our schools. The sum total of her involvement has been spending her family’s wealth in an effort to dismantle public education in Michigan. Every American should be concerned that she would impose her reckless and extreme ideology on the nation.

“We have an obligation to all children in America. That’s why we’ve fought to ensure that struggling schools get fixed, that we fight for kids to have the powerful learning, the social and emotional and wraparound services, and the great teachers they need. That’s why we fight for parents to have the voice they need and communities throughout the country to have the local decision-making for their schools and the investment they need, so we do everything we can to help all children have a great public education. What this pick means is far from ensuring that every child has the option of a great public education—the many who have it now will lose it. That’s been the experience of 25 years of privatizing: It helps very few, and many students now go to schools that have faced years of austerity and disinvestment.

“Betsy DeVos is everything Donald Trump said is wrong in America—an ultra-wealthy heiress who uses her money to game the system and push a special-interest agenda that is opposed by the majority of voters. Installing her in the Department of Education is the opposite of Trump’s promise to drain the swamp.”

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The AFT represents 1.6 million pre-K through 12th-grade teachers; paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; nurses and healthcare workers; and early childhood educators.

- See more at: http://www.aft.org/press-release/aft-president-randi-weingarten-nomination-betsy-devos-secretary-education#sthash.ochnfVAY.dpuf

Today's Doodle: Happy Thanksgiving in American folk art.



Google’s doodle team used American folk art imagery for today’s Thanksgiving Day doodle, depicting simple patterns and shapes for the image.

“Evocative of American folk art, with quilt-like patterning and simple shapes, today’s Doodle, rendered in a rich harvest-colored palette, is an ode to this season of togetherness,” says Google’s Doodle Blog.

Google offered a brief history lesson on the holiday, telling of its origin nearly 400 years ago when American settlers met the Native American Wampanoag tribe:


More at link: http://searchengineland.com/thanksgiving-2016-google-doodle-celebrates-holiday-american-folk-art-imagery-264042

Found on FB: A script for calling the DOJ.

Hillary is up 2 million votes and there is compelling evidence of voter fraud in key swing states.
Call the Voting Section of the DOJ directly at (202) 307-2767. Ask them to audit the vote. The other numbers floating around won't get you anywhere.

Here's a good script: “My name is ___, and I’m a registered voter in zip code ___. I’m urging you to support the call to audit the vote, investigate voter suppression, particularly in North Carolina, Florida and Wisconsin, and investigate Russian tampering of US election results.”


(posted by Anthony Noody)
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