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Campus Question – February 17, 2018

Tonight’s question, greetings, and banter here. (More) This week San Francisco firefighters rescued two dogs from a cliff and German police rescued two men from a knight-clad mannequin in a toy car. Also in Germany, police are looking for an anonymous ‘pizza stalker’ who has had over 100 pies – and, lately, sushi and Greek sandwiches – delivered to a confused and annoyed lawyer. Meanwhile, a wandering bull shut down an Idaho high school and a terrified elk took down a helicopter in Utah. And police and the man himself are trying to figure out how he vanished from...

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Campus Chatter – February 17, 2018

Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) Giordano Bruno was burned for heresy in Rome, today (1600). Also, Myles Standish was appointed to command the Plymouth colony (1621), after an Electoral College tie, the U.S. House elected Thomas Jefferson as President and Aaron Burr as Vice President (1801), citizens in Geneva founded what is now the International Committee of the Red Cross (1863), Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly premiered (1904), the Blaine Act ended Prohibition (1933), Chaim Weizmann was sworn in as the first President of Israel (1949), the Naval Research Laboratory launched Vanguard 2, the first weather...

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Campus Question – February 16, 2018

Tonight’s question, greetings, and banter here. (More) Today special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian individuals and 3 Russian companies for conspiring to wage “information warfare” against the U.S. by meddling in the 2016 presidential election. You can read the entire indictment, and you should definitely ignore the God-King’s baseless claim that this somehow exonerates him. Are the proverbial chickens coming home to roost? +++++ Today on Campus YouTube Treasures – Lake Toba with Can the Queen’s Guard Move? +++++ Credit: Adobe Stock Images. Standard...

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Campus Chatter – February 16, 2018

Today in history, greetings, and social banter here. (More) Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I ordered that Greek Orthodox clergy in Transylvania would have the same privileges as Roman Catholic clergy today (1699). Also, the Studebaker brothers founded their wagon company (1852), the silver Trade Dollar coin became legal tender (1874), the Canadian Parliament incorporated the Canadian Pacific Railway (1881), Lithuania declared independence (1918), Howard Carter opened Tutankhamen’s burial chamber (1923), Wallace Carothers patented nylon (1937), Britain ended the “Toddler’s Truce” that prohibited TV broadcasts from 6-7pm (1959), Fidel Castro became Premier of Cuba (1960), the DuSable Museum of African...

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Campus Question – February 15, 2018

Tonight’s question, greetings, and banter here. (More) Today the leader of a Florida white supremacist group admitted that the gunman who killed 17 students in a Parkland, Florida high school had trained with the group but the Leon County Sheriff’s Office say they have “very solid” information on the group and have found “no known ties” to the shooter. Also, the Senate rejected four immigration bills, with the most moderate failing by two votes and the God-King’s proposal failing by the widest margin. And Steve Bannon appeared before the House Intelligence Committee today to answer only questions scripted by...

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