Tuesday, August 30, 2016


Meanwhile, increasing chatter about Hillary’s admitted medical condition, hypothyroidism.

By the way, the media is of course in Circle the Wagons mode around Hillary.

CNN’s very liberal media critic (would they hire any other kind?) calls Sean Hannity’s questions about Hillary’s health“reckless.”

And yet his colleague at CNN, Sanjay Gupta, has penned an article asking if Trump is at high risk for heart disease.

Will Stetler mention this? Of course not; the Guild knows its own and the Guild protects its own.
In May of 2008, Gupta also strongly questioned then 71 year old John McCain’s health — including his mental health as a former POW — during an interview with Katie Couric, in order to help CBS and Time-Warner-CNN-HBO’s preferred candidate to cross the finish line. ABC’s Charles Gibson also asked that same month if McCain had sustained any “psychological damage,” asNewsBusters notes in a post today headlined “Nets Skeptical of McCain Health in 2008, Worried About Mental Fitness.”

UK Muslims at Risk of Radicalization Refuse Gov. Help

UK Muslims at Risk of Radicalization Refuse Gov. Help:
Nearly have of those deemed to be at risk of radicalization have refused to participate in the state’s counter-radicalization program “Channel.”
Islamists in the UK. (Photo: © Reuters)
Islamists in the UK. (Photo: © Reuters)
The British government’s Channel program offers de-radicalization services to those deemed to be at risk. The service is voluntary, however. Last year, out of 245 people identified as at risk of joining the Islamic State, 117 refused government help, reported the Daily Mail.

  • The data was revealed via a freedom of information request submitted by the BBC’s  “World At One” program.

‘Shame on You’: Gold Star Mom Unloads on Colin Kaepernick for Refusing to Stand During National Anthem | TheBlaze.com

‘Shame on You’: Gold Star Mom Unloads on Colin Kaepernick for Refusing to Stand During National Anthem | TheBlaze.com:

"San Fransisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick became the subject of heated debate — literally — when he refused to stand for the national anthem during a preseason game last week, and now a Gold Star mom is weighing in on the issue.

“My heart is exploding, my lungs are without air, my blood is boiling, my body is shaking, and tears are running down my face,” the mother, whose comments were first shared by CNN’s Jake Tapper, wrote of the athlete’s controversial decision."

Walter E. Williams: College Campus Lunacy

Walter E. Williams: College Campus Lunacy — The Patriot Post:
"As the fall semester begins, parents, students, taxpayers and donors should be made aware of official college practices that should disgust us all.

  • Hampshire College will offer some of its students what the school euphemistically calls “identity-based housing.” That’s segregated housing for students who — because of their race, culture, gender or sexual orientation — have “historically experienced oppression.” I’d bet the rent money that Hampshire College will not offer Jewish, Irish, Polish, Chinese or Catholic students segregated housing. Because there is no group of people who have not faced oppression, Hampshire College is guilty of religious and ethnic discrimination in its housing segregation policy.
  • University of Connecticut administrators think that more black men will graduate if they spend more time together. According to Campus Reform, they are building a new residence hall to facilitate just that. Dr. Erik Hines, the faculty director for the program, said that the learning community “is a space for African-American men to … come together and validate their experiences that they may have on campus. … It’s also a space where they can have conversation and also talk with individuals who come from the same background who share the same experience.” By the way, Hampshire College and the University of Connecticut are not alone in promoting racially segregated student housing.

Then there’s an effort for racial segregation in classes.

  • Moraine Valley Community College attempted it in a class titled “College: Changes, Challenges, Choices.” It mandated that some class sections be “limited to African-American students.” The college defended racially segregated classes by saying that they make students “feel comfortable.” After facing massive national notoriety, the college just recently abandoned its racial segregation agenda.
  • Suppose a student at Ripon College enrolls in a chemistry, math or economics class. What do you think ought to be the subject matter? Zachariah Messitte, Ripon’s president, who is also a professor in the politics and government department, has encouraged fellow professors to disparage Donald Trump, arguing that it’s “fine” for professors to “acknowledge Trump’s narrow-minded rhetoric” in class, suggesting that Trump’s “bigotry” is a valid topic for most any course.."

Read on!

Tech firm brags about blocking FBI from recovering Clinton emails

Tech firm brags about blocking FBI from recovering Clinton emails | Washington Examiner:
"A technology company that provided the program Hillary Clinton's team used to scrub her private server of emails bragged on its website Thursday that it had prevented the FBI from accessing deleted records.
BleachBit, the publicly-available application that was used to deleted some of Clinton's emails ahead of an FBI investigation, said it had not yet been served a subpoena over its involvement in the destruction of potentially classified records.
A headline on the company's website read: "BleachBit stifles investigation of Hillary Clinton."
Rep. Trey Gowdy brought the involvement of the program to light Thursday when he told Fox News that Clinton's emails were so fully deleted that "even God can't read them...""

Lunch video-----Some small planes and ultralights at OSH16


NFL quarterback REFUSES to honor National Anthem because America ‘OPPRESSES people of color’ – The Right Scoop

NFL quarterback REFUSES to honor National Anthem because America ‘OPPRESSES people of color’ – The Right Scoop:

"His latest refusal to stand for the anthem — he has done this in at least one other preseason game — came before the 49ers preseason loss to Green Bay at Levi’s Stadium.

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game against Green Bay. "

JOEL KOTKIN on why Blue cities are such cesspits of inequality.

Instapundit » Blog Archive » JOEL KOTKIN on why Blue cities are such cesspits of inequality. There’s little argument that in…:
JOEL KOTKIN on why Blue cities are such cesspits of inequality.
There’s little argument that inequality, and the depressed prospects for the middle class, will be a dominant issue in this year’s election, and beyond. Yet the class divide is not monolithic in its nature, causes, or geography. To paraphrase George Orwell’s Animal Farm, some places are more unequal than others.

Housing represents a central, if not dominant, factor in the rise of inequality. Although the cost of food, fuel, electricity, and tax burdens vary, the largest variation tends to be in terms of housing prices. Even adjusted for income, the price differentials for houses in places like the San Francisco Bay Area or Los Angeles are commonly two to three times as much as in most of the country, including the prosperous cities of Texas, the mid-south and the Intermountain West.

These housing differences also apply to rents, which follow the trajectory of home prices. In many markets, particularly along the coast, upwards of 40% of renters and new buyers spend close to half their income on housing. This has a particularly powerful impact on the poor, the working class, younger people, and middle class families, all of whom find their upward trajectory blocked by steadily rising housing costs.

In response to higher prices, many Americans, now including educated Millennials, are heading to parts of the country where housing is more affordable. Jobs too have been moving to such places, particularly in Texas, the southeast and the Intermountain West. As middle income people head for more affordable places, the high-priced coastal areas are becoming ever more sharply bifurcated, between a well-educated, older, and affluent population and a growing rank of people with little chance to ever buy a house or move solidly into the middle class.

Ironically, these divergences are taking place precisely in those places where political rhetoric over inequality is often most heated and strident. Progressive attempts, such as raising minimum wages, attempt to address the problem, but often other policies, notably strict land-use regulation, exacerbate inequality.

The other major divide is not so much between regions but within them. Even in expensive regions, middle class families tend to cluster in suburban and exurban areas, which are once again growing faster than areas closer to the core. Progressive policies in some states, such as Oregon and California, have been calculated to slow suburban growth and force density onto often unwilling communities. By shutting down the production of family-friendly housing, these areas are driving prices up and, to some extent, driving middle and working class people out of whole regions.
They’ll turn us all into beggars ’cause they’re easier to please."

Chicago Teachers Union ‘likely’ to strike — because property tax hike isn’t big enough

Chicago Teachers Union ‘likely’ to strike — because property tax hike isn’t big enough | EAGnews.org:
"CHICAGO – Chicago Public Schools approved a $5.4 billion budget for next school year that relies on three property tax hikes for local residents, but teachers union officials contend it’s not enough.
The budget will increase the district’s regular property tax levy to the maximum allowed under state law, a CPS tradition for the last two decades.
But district officials also plan to tax residents specifically for capital improvements, and will impose a new tax to pump an estimated $250 million into teacher pensions, the Chicago Tribune reports.
According to the site:
CPS officials say the district’s total tax increases would cost the owner of a $250,000 home an extra $245.
The CPS tax hikes represent the latest financial pain city government has inflicted. Homeowners this month started feeling the effect of last year’s record city property tax hike to shore up police and fire pensions, a $554 annual increase for the owner of a $250,000 home that’s being phased in over four years.
The additional taxes are on top of a new $1.40 a month fee for cell phone users and landlines to pay city laborers’ pensions, as well as a proposed water and sewer tax that would increase the cost for an average user by $115.20 a year to find a city municipal workers’ pension fund.
That fee would come after the city recently doubled water and sewer rates and added a $9.50 a month garbage fee, the Tribune reports."

Stay Frosty Antarctica

Stay Frosty Antarctica | The Resilient Earth
"There is a constant stream of scientific studies that report on melting ice in various parts of the world. Some from mountain glaciers, some from the arctic pack ice, some from Greenland, and some from the mother-load of glacial ice, Antarctica. 
Antarctica, the continent that covers Earth's south pole, contains more frozen water than all other deposits of glacial ice on the planet combined. 
The collapse of the Antarctic ice shelves, causing oceans to rise and all sorts of climate mayhem, is a favorite theme of climate alarmists everywhere. 
Unfortunately for them, new reports tell a different story. 
It seems that the Antarctic Peninsula has actually cooled over the past two decades. 
Moreover, all the hoopla about this being the hottest year ever is contradicted by findings from Antarctic ice cores that during the Eemian, the last interglacial (LIG; 130,000–115,000 years ago), global climate was warmer than today and global mean sea level was 6-9 m higher. 
Sorry to dampen the hysteria with actual science.
Every few years there appears a spate of articles and even TV reports that the ice of Antarctica is about to disintegrate and drown us all. 
This is reported in serious tones by well coiffed media airheads who have not a clue what they are talking about. 
But this is OK, many scientists don't either. 
You see, there is nothing settled about climate science, especially about what is going on at the bottom of the world. 
...And just for the record, there were humans around during the Eemian interglacial, so for some nitwit to say that “2016 is the hottest year any human has ever experienced on Earth” is pure climate alarmist bullshit. 
The good news is, whatever happens in terms of Earth's changing climate, humans have the ability to adapt and survive. 
Maybe not the climate catastrophe Chicken Littles, but the rest of us. 
So take a clue from Antarctica and stay frosty people.
Be safe, enjoy the interglacial, and stay skeptical.

BOMBSHELL Study Reveals HARD TRUTH About Biofuels And Climate Change | The Federalist Papers

BOMBSHELL Study Reveals HARD TRUTH About Biofuels And Climate Change | The Federalist Papers:

"The study, done by the University of Michigan Energy Institute, is the latest weapon in the battle over whether biofuels – and all that farmland set aside for their production – are actually providing a benefit to the climate and environment that was promised, The Detroit Free Press reports."

President Obama Said Pallet of Cash to Iran Because “Wire Transfers Not Available” – Records Indicate Wire Transfers Two Days Later… | The Last Refuge

President Obama Said Pallet of Cash to Iran Because “Wire Transfers Not Available” – Records Indicate Wire Transfers Two Days Later… | The Last Refuge
"...When the discussion of possible ransom payments to Iran surfaced, everyone was wondering why the U.S. State Department sent pallets of assorted cash currency, totaling $400 million to Iran on January 17th 2016.  
The same day the hostages were released.
On August 4th President Obama held a press conference to discuss the controversy and denied it was a “ransom payment” (see video).
Specifically, to answer the question of “why cash“, President Obama said:
[06:05] “and the only bit of news that is relevant on this, is the fact that we paid cash.  
Which brings me to my last point.
The reason that we had to give them cash is precisely because we are so strict in maintaining sanctions, and we do not have a banking relationship with Iran, that we couldn’t send them a check; and we could not wire the money.
And it is not at all clear to me why it is that cash, as opposed to a check or a wire transfer has made this into a news story”. [06:46]
However, two days later, January 19th 2016, the U.S. Treasury wired Iran 13 individual payments for $99,999,999.99 , each with an independent MICR, totaling $1,299,999,999.87.
...Source Link – Go to U.S. Treasury Search, enter Jan 01 -> Jan 31, 2016. Select “Department of State”, (expand optional search fields) and at the bottom enter $99,999,999.99 and presto, the above appears..."

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History for August 30

History for August 30 - On-This-Day.com
Mary Shelley (Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin) 1797 - Author, Emily Bronte 1818, Huey P. Long 1893

John Phillips (Mamas and the Papas) 1935, Peggy Lipton 1947, Cameron Diaz 1972

1146 - European leaders outlawed the crossbow.
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1645 - American Indians and the Dutch made a peace treaty at New Amsterdam. New Amsterdam later became known as New York.

1780 - General Benedict Arnold secretly promised to surrender the West Point fort to the British army.

1862 - The Confederates defeated Union forces at the second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, VA.

1905 - Ty Cobb made his major league batting debut with the Detroit Tigers.

1963 - The "Hotline" between Moscow and Washington, DC, went into operation.

1984 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan, and several others, were inducted into the Sportscasters Hall of Fame.

1994 - Rosa Parks was robbed and beaten by Joseph Skipper. Parks was known for her refusal to give up her seat on a bus in 1955, which sparked the civil rights movement.

Monday, August 29, 2016

DCLeaks Website, Twitter Feed Down After Releasing Soros Documents | The Federalist Papers

DCLeaks Website, Twitter Feed Down After Releasing Soros Documents | The Federalist Papers:

"The “hacktivist” group DC Leaks has learned something very important: You don’t cross powerful leftists. Otherwise, there’ll be hell to pay.

The organization has had part of its website taken down after publishing a cache of documents detailing George Soros’ dealings with world politics, particularly his relationship with the Hillary Clinton State Department. Most of the website’s pages are up."

HILLARY Releases Nasty White Supremacist Ad Against Trump -- Forgets to Mention She Took $20,000 from KKK This Year

hillary kkkHILLARY Releases Nasty White Supremacist Ad Against Trump -- Forgets to Mention She Took $20,000 from KKK This Year:
Hillary released this disgusting ad on the KKK and Trump today.
There's a reason the most hateful fringe of the right wing is supporting Donald Trump.https://t.co/AqB3DM2m0N
Of course, she forgot to mention she took $20,000 from the Ku Klux Klan this year.
The Washington Times reported:
Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has received more than $20,000 in donations contributed by members of the Ku Klux Klan, a prominent member of the hate group said Monday.
“For the KKK, Clinton is our choice,” said Will Quigg, California Grand Dragon for the Loyal White Knights, Vocativ reported.
Mr. Quigg, the leader of the Klan’s California chapter, announced last month that he had abandoned supporting Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump in lieu of backing his likely Democratic opponent. The Klansman claims that members have raised more than $20,000 for Mrs. Clinton and have donated it anonymously to her campaign.
“She is friends with the Klan,” Mr. Quigg told Vocativ. “A lot of people don’t realize that.”
Clinton campaign spokesman Josh Schwein disputed the grand dragon’s claim and said the former secretary of state has rejected the group’s endorsement.

And don’t forget about her Confederate Flag campaign pins!
hillary arkansas pin confederate

Surprise: Gun ownership rises to 44% of all homes

Surprise: Gun ownership rises to 44% of all homes | Washington Examiner
After a steady decline in gun ownership in recent years, more homes are reporting having a weapon inside, according to a new survey.
Pew Research Center, in a poll on guns released Friday, showed that 44 percent of the country has a gun in the house. Some 51 percent don't.

Germany’s Merkel Rejects Muslim Migrant Ban, Slams European Countries That Won’t Take Them In | Video | TheBlaze.com

Germany’s Merkel Rejects Muslim Migrant Ban, Slams European Countries That Won’t Take Them In | Video | TheBlaze.com:

"BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday slammed those countries in Europe who say they won’t take in Muslim refugees, a position that several eastern European governments have taken in response to the influx of migrants from the Islamic world."

Robbing the New (Uber) to Subsidize the Old (Taxis)

Robbing the New (Uber) to Subsidize the Old (Taxis) - Bloomberg View:
"Ronald Reagan famously summed up the logic of government thusly:
“If it moves, tax it. 
If it keeps moving, regulate it. 
And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
Uber and Lyft move, so naturally, the state of Massachusetts wants to tax them.
And since taxis aren’t moving nearly as much as they used to, the state wants to hand about a quarter of the tax -- five cents out of a 20-cent per-ride levy -- to the taxi industry.
Image result for “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”This is … words fail.
No, literally.
I have just spent 20 minutes staring at my screen, trying to come up with something to say other than the blindingly obvious:
This is a shamelessly unjustifiable giveaway to a special interest, paid for by taxing a competitor that’s eating their lunch.
If our 19th-century forbears had tried to run the economy this way, I would be writing out this column longhand, by the light of a whale-oil lamp..."

Intruders throw potato at woman after breaking into house

Intruders throw potato at woman after breaking into house | MLive.com:
"BIG RAPIDS, MI -- Police are looking for two men suspected of breaking into a house in Big Rapids Wednesday and throwing a potato at a woman before leaving the residence, according to 9and10news.com
  Police say a pair of men believed to be in their early 20s made their way into the house on Woodward Avenue around 3 a.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2016.
When the woman woke up and found the men in the house, she yelled at them to leave.
The duo eventually left the house, but not before throwing a potato at her..."

Lunch video-----Stockton, California Went Bankrupt. Is Your City Next?


Memo sheds new light on Clinton-Russia uranium scandal | Power Line

Memo sheds new light on Clinton-Russia uranium scandal | Power Line:

"Of all the Clinton Foundation/Clinton cash scandals, the one I’ve always considered most disturbing involves the Russians gaining control over a large share of America’s uranium. Relying on a New York Times report, I wrote about this scandal here.

Newly uncovered State Department documents shed additional light on this scandal. But before getting to the new material, I’ll summarize what the New York Times reported.

What we knew already"

Was Clinton Foundation Behind Middle Eastern Arms Deals?

Was Clinton Foundation Behind Middle Eastern Arms Deals?:
"Shortly after then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with the crown prince of Bahrain, a Clinton Foundation donor, the United States sold his country a ton of arms.
A newly released batch of emails reveals that Clinton met with the crown prince in 2009, who has personally donated over $32 million to the Clinton Global Initiative, only after a Clinton Foundation bigwig pressured her into doing so.
Just after this meeting took place, Clinton’s State Department “significantly increased arms export authorizations to the country’s autocratic government, even as that nation moved to crush pro-democracy protests,” the International Business Times reports.
Throughout her tenure as secretary, Clinton’s State Department gave the green light to sell $630 million worth of arms to Bahrain’s military — a huge increase from $219 million worth of weapons the United States sold to the country between 2006-2008.
The increase coincided with the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011, when Bahrain military forces tear-gassed civilians to squelch the demonstrations. During this period, the United States sold $70,000 worth of “toxicological agents” to the autocratic regime — a huge increase from the $700 sold the period before.
Clinton’s State Department also tried to quietly sell armored vehicles and missiles to Bahrain, saying there was no need for “formal notifications” or a “public explanation” as the amount of arms “didn’t meet the threshold” to require such formalities.
The plan was temporarily foiled after members of Congress expressed human rights concerns, but a year later the deal was back on track after the crown prince met with Vice President Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta..."

New Concerns Arise About Mental Health Of College Students

New Concerns Arise About Mental Health Of College Students « CBS Boston:
"New concerns arise about the mental health of students on college campuses all across the country.
Dr. Gene Beresin, a psychiatrist and Executive Director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital, says 50% to 60% of college students have a psychiatric disorder..."

Here's everything scientists know about how to avoid ageing - ScienceAlert

Here's everything scientists know about how to avoid ageing - ScienceAlert
"It’s rare that a long, technical paper in a biology journal turns out to be a page-turner.
But it happens.
A team of researchers published a thorough review of the science of why we age this week in the journal Cell.
It ties together that still-young field’s confusing, sometimes contradictory findings into a single coherent whole and offers the most complete explanation I’ve seen anywhere as to why human beings get old, as well as what we can do to slow the ageing process.
As a science writer – and reader – used to incomplete and occasionally absurd claims about staving off old age, I found this paper genuinely difficult to put down.
Here are some of its most important takeaways.
Ageing is all about your metabolism
All told, the authors identified nine key hallmarks of ageing on your metabolism..."
Read on and live longer!!

Massive ObamaCare Rate Hikes Are A Good Thing, White House Says | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis - IBD

Massive ObamaCare Rate Hikes Are A Good Thing, White House Says | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis - IBD:

"These are the kinds of rate hikes individuals buying insurance will see across the country, as insurers who've suffered massive losses are getting huge double-digit premium increases approved by state regulators.

Fewer choices and higher costs are not what President Obama promised when he signed ObamaCare into law.

But now, in the face of this market meltdown, the Obama administration put out a report this week that says, if anything, massive rate hikes are good for ObamaCare enrollees."

Our System Criminalizes a Safe Painkiller & Promotes Big Pharma's Addictive Killer Opiates

Our System Criminalizes a Safe Painkiller & Promotes Big Pharma's Addictive Killer Opiates | The Daily Sheeple:
Editor’s Note: If this isn’t the perfect example of how there’s actually a war against the people…
pharma money
So when will the citizens wake up to the criminality of their government in favoring killer corporate opiates over safe natural painkillers?
Set your mindset to objective and come with me to the little-known but plucky nation of Lower Slobovia. The residents of Lower Slobovia have two choices when they are suffering from chronic pain:
1. A natural, non-addictive medication that they can grow themselves that has never caused a single fatality due to overdose, adverse reactions or mixing with other drugs (polypharmacy), or
2. synthetic opiates manufactured by pharmaceutical corporations that are highly addictive, trigger multiple adverse reactions, manifest dangerous polypharmaceutical attributes and have killed over 165,000 people in the past 15 years — 28 times the nation’s 5,790 combat deaths in recent military conflicts.
The corporations manufacturing and distributing the synthetic opiates as “safe” hid the truth about their medications from doctors, patients and the media:
‘You Want a Description of Hell?’ Oxycontin’s 12-Hour Problem(via John F.) OxyContin’s stunning success masked a fundamental problem: The drug wears off hours early in many people, a Los Angeles Times investigation found. OxyContin is a chemical cousin of heroin, and when it doesn’t last, patients can experience excruciating symptoms of withdrawal, including an intense craving for the drug.
So take a guess which class of drugs is perfectly legal and widely promoted by Lower Slobovia’s healthcare system, and which one is classified as a restricted Schedule 1 drug by the nation’s Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), i.e. as dangerous as heroin?
I suspect you saw this coming, right? 
The natural painkiller that never killed a single soul and can be grown at home is criminalized, while the drugs that have already killed 165,000 people (a number that grossly understates the total number of deaths at least partly attributable to synthetic opiates) and addicted and/or harmed millions of other users is perfectly legal, declared “safe” by the pushers (oops, I mean pharmaceutical manufacturers) and the government, and distributed in the tens of millions of doses by the “healthcare” system..."

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History for August 29

History for August 29 - On-This-Day.com
John Locke 1632, Oliver Wendell Holmes 1809, Ingrid Bergman 1915

Charlie "Bird" Parker 1920, Sir Richard Attenborough 1923, John McCain 1936 - Prisoner of war in Vietnam from October 1967-1973, U.S. Senater from Arizona, U.S. Presidential nominee

1828 - A patent was issued to Robert Turner for the self-regulating wagon brake.

1833 - The "Factory Act" was passed in England to settle child labor laws.

1842 - The Treaty of Nanking was signed by the British and the Chinese. The treaty ended the first Opium War and gave the island of Hong Kong to Britain.

1885 - The first prizefight under the Marquis of Queensberry Rules was held in Cincinnati, OH. John L. Sullivan defeated Dominick McCaffery in six rounds.

1886 - In New York City, Chinese Ambassador Li Hung-chang's chef invented chop suey.

1957 - Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina set a filibuster record in the U.S. when he spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes.

1965 - Gemini 5, carrying astronauts Gordon Cooper and Charles ("Pete") Conrad, splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean after eight days in space.

1990 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, in a television interview, declared that America could not defeat Iraq.