March 2017 archive

Shorpy March 31, 2017


907 Updates March 31, 2017

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska were the only Republicans to vote against the bill. By Travis Khachatoorian: Restrictive bill targeting Planned Parenthood passes, without help from Alaska senator   By Cameron Mackintosh and Phil Walczak: ‘I’m lucky to be alive’ Avalanche victim shares story of survival       …

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Music March 31, 2017

RED Friday         Jeff Baxter Jeffrey Allen “Skunk” Baxter (born December 13, 1948) is an American guitarist, known for his stints in the rock bands Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers during the 1970s and Spirit in the 1980s. More recently, he has been working as a defense consultant and chairs a …

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FYI March 31, 2017

        On this day: 1717 – A sermon on “The Nature of the Kingdom of Christ” by Benjamin Hoadly, the Bishop of Bangor, provokes the Bangorian Controversy. The Bangorian Controversy was a theological argument within the Church of England in the early 18th century, with strong political overtones. The origins of the …

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FYI March 31, 2017 Religious Qualifications Found No Place in the Con­stitution

Today’s selection — from The Stammering Century by Gilbert Seldes. The United States was founded in an era in which there was a movement away from conventional religion and toward rationalism, deism and even secularism…. Source: religious qualifications found no place in the con­stitution — 3/29/17

Images March 31, 2017

RED Friday                       Another side of deployment:

Quotes March 31, 2017

I am not going to second-guess my old battlefield comrades from Iraq and Afghanistan; each has his own reason for what he has done. David Petraeus     There is no God-given right to victory on the battlefield. You win that through the skill and the devotion, the valor and the ferocity of your troops. …

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Edward Curtis’ Photographs of Kwakwaka’wakw Ceremonial Dress and Masks (ca. 1914)

    The ceremonial costumes and masks of the Kwakwaka’wakw people as photographed by American photographer and ethnologist Edward Curtis, famous for his work with Native American people. Source: Edward Curtis’ Photographs of Kwakwaka’wakw Ceremonial Dress and Masks (ca. 1914) | The Public Domain Review

FYI March 30, 2017

Hot Chicken Day       On this day: 1815 – Joachim Murat issues the Rimini Proclamation which would later inspire Italian unification. The Rimini Proclamation was a proclamation on 30 March 1815 by Joachim Murat, who had been made king of Naples by Napoleon I. Murat had just declared war on Austria and used …

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907 Updates March 30, 2017

          Kemppel says the foundation’s goal is to give out $10 million over the next 10 years. For more information, visit the foundation’s website at