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Ninety-seven years ago today, the first bombs ever dropped on American soil fell

Contributing Editor Nate Morris’ Facebook post about 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre goes viral
By The Black Wall St Times on June 4, 2018

Ninety-seven years ago today, the first bombs ever dropped on American soil fell on the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, OK.

Greenwood ― the most preeminent black community in the United States at the time ― was home to 10,000 residents and contained scores of black-owned businesses, hotels, restaurants, law offices, doctors offices, movie theaters, and more. Following an incident between a young black man and a young white woman in a downtown elevator, many of the nearly 3,200 Klan members in Tulsa and countless more white vigilantes armed themselves with firearms and marched north to Greenwood.

They opened fire in the streets, set businesses and homes ablaze, and dropped napalm-like bombs from fertilizer planes flying overhead.

With the help of the National Guard and the local police force, they arrested nearly 6,000 black residents and forced them into temporary internment camps in the Brady Theater ― now a popular Tulsa music venue ― while their thriving community was systematically leveled. Many of those imprisoned were starved, beaten and killed in the same space the city hosts jubilant concerts in today.

More: https://theblackwallsttimes.com/2018/06/04/contributing-editor-nate-morris-facebook-post-about-1921-tulsa-race-massacre-goes-viral/

The original Facebook post from May 31: https://www.facebook.com/nate.morris.va/posts/10157692894764129

At least 25 dead after Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts

Source: CNN

At least 25 dead after Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts

By Claudia Dominguez and Emanuella Grinberg, CNN
Updated 12:33 AM ET, Mon June 4, 2018

(CNN)Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted on Sunday for the second time this year, leaving at least 25 people dead and 20 injured, as officials warned of continued volcanic activity.
The volcanic eruption spewed a river of red, hot lava and belched thick clouds of smoke nearly six miles into the air, according to the CONRED, the government's national coordinator for disaster reduction.
The CONRED confirmed late Sunday that the official death toll had increased to 25.
It urged residents living near the volcano to evacuate immediately and warned residents of the towns of Chimaltenango, Sacatepequez and Escuintla to watch out for volcanic rocks and ash.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/03/americas/guatemala-fuego-volcano-erupts/index.html

More with several videos at link

Snakes in a bag - bring back the iconic Eastern indigo snake

Snakes in a bag
Service and partners work together to bring back the iconic Eastern indigo snake

By Dan Chapman, Public Affairs SpecialistMay 25, 2018

Andalusia, Alabama — A gaggle of biologists, zookeepers, college students and government officials traipsed through the Deep South longleaf pine forest one recent, gorgeous spring morning carefully clutching white pillowcases.

They were looking for holes. More specifically, gopher tortoise burrows into which they could deposit their precious cargo of Eastern indigo snakes, aka “Emperors of the Forest.”

The smooth, black, long — longest in North America — indigo snake is listed as federally threatened under the Endangered Species Act and in dire need of propagation and restoration to historical habitats. An all-hands-on-deck approach towards saving the much-loved, non-venomous indigo from extinction creates odd bedfellows.

Tony Brady, deputy project leader at Welaka National Fish Hatchery.
Photo by Dan Chapman, USFWS.

“There he goes,” said Tony Brady, a fishery biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as a snake slithered from his pillowcase into a burrow at the Conecuh National Forest. “When we release them, we know we’ve done our job.”


It's massive, a unicorn and keeps you cool

Six foot unicorn sprinkler goes on sale
It's massive, a unicorn and keeps you cool

ByPhilippa Jenkins
17:45, 29 MAY 2018

Have you got anyone in your household who is obsessed with unicorns?

There may be something currently on sale which would be right up their street while the warm weather lasts.

Let’s face it, there's nothing better on a hot summer day than dusting of the barbecue, setting up the garden furniture and filling the paddling pool for the kids.

But this summer you can take it one step further and be the envy of all your neighbours with a six foot inflatable unicorn sprinkler.

More: https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/six-foot-unicorn-sprinkler-goes-1620624

A NEW Simon's Cat - Crow

Queer Eye For Lebowski

Anybody having a problem with AcornTV?

Just now I tried to go to it on my Roku device and was asked to login. It put up my email address then it would not accept my password. After two tries, I tried to get to the https://acorn.tv/ website for Acorn TV and get "504 ERROR
The request could not be satisfied."

Any idea what's up?

Liberal Redneck - Nuclear Dealbreaker

Some Incredibly Dedicated Fan Mapped Every Location in Quantum Leap

Quantum Leap may have had the most depressing ending of all time, but it had 5 amazing seasons of leaping into history, but how many times did Sam Beckett actually leap? That’s the question we all had, but thanks to one enterprising journalist, Josh Jones, we now have an interactive map of every leap Sam Beckett ever took in the shows 5 season run.

The map includes every episode title and description so if you happen to be a 90’s tv savant then you’ll probably love this.

Josh Jones, used Google Maps to mark all 93 leaps across five season, with season two having the most of all the seasons at 22. Most leaps, of course, took place in the United States, but there were a few in Europe and a few other countries along the way.

Take a look at the interactive map below and enjoy reliving the days of Quantum Leap once again.


OK, I loved the show, but I would never have done this! I will watch the series over again, though - my husband gave me the complete series on DVD a few years ago.

OMG! Somthing touched my foot!

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