Wednesday, August 31, 2016



Hook, Line and Sinker

By Tammy Derouin

The Progressive Left likes to promote social justice. So what is social justice?  Most definitions are pretty similar.  Words like fair and just are used to map out some sort of directive for individuals within a society.  It doesn’t take long for the word distribution to pop up.  Distribution of not only wealth but privileges and opportunities are thrown in the mix.  Who would determine what is fair or just within the society?  If you dig a little deeper a motive begins to emerge.  Within the mumble jumbo of key words and desirable objectives a conspiracy begins to unfold. 

In order for this Utopian quest to get underway, the population needs to buy into the idea.  That’s not too hard.  Who wouldn’t agree that people should be treated fairly and justly?  Well, there’s the proverbial Hook.

The Left works its magic and begins to vilify anyone or any institution which is opposed to what they, the Left, feels is an absolute right, entitlement or fact.  They will force their will by elevating their chosen causes or groups.  What they interpret as equal treatment under the law becomes special rights for many.  It may even be interpreted as overdue justice.  So, if some individuals now feel they don’t have the rights they once had, it’s okay because they had them for too long.  Many fall for this unequal justice as some sort of payback and jump on the band wagon.   They enjoy riding out the proverbial Line.

Who decides what is fair and just?  Who decides how to distribute wealth, privilege and opportunities?  The answer is very interesting and so very predictable.  Once you’ve accepted the bait, you have been hooked......

A Really Important Melanoma Breakthrough Just Rocked the Science World

A Really Important Melanoma Breakthrough Just Rocked the Science World:
"A major scientific discovery has been made that will affect future treatment options for melanoma — the most aggressive of all skin cancers.
Researchers from Tel Aviv University have determined that a melanoma tumor sends out vesicles, small structures enclosed by a membrane, that contain molecules that cause changes in the dermis — the inner layer of the skin — and allow the cancer to spread to other vital organs, including the brain, lungs, liver, and bones.
Understanding this process means that investigators can finally begin to stop the cancer before it reaches the metastatic stage.
For years, scientists have understood that melanoma forms in the epidermis, the outer layer of the skin.
At this stage, the cancer is unable to enter the bloodstream because it doesn’t have access to blood vessels.
Yet it somehow can find a way to break the barrier to connect with the numerous blood vessels running through the dermis..."

SC school bans American flag from football games

SC school bans American flag from football games |
Image result for ban american flag in schools"TRAVELERS REST, S.C. – School officials’ decision to ban students from displaying the American Flag at a recent football game is creating controversy in a South Carolina school district.
On Friday, Travelers Rest High School principal Lou Lavely banned students from carrying American flags into a football game against Berega High School, because a lot of students at Berega are Hispanic. 
Lavely contends the American flag could have been used to taunt those students, WNCN reports..."

Brace Yourself, Bridget: 'Single-Payer' Health Care Is On Its Way | PJ Media

Brace Yourself, Bridget: 'Single-Payer' Health Care Is On Its Way | PJ Media:

"If you haven't figured out by now that Obamacare -- aka, the Patient Deflection and Unaffordable "Care" Act -- was designed to fail from the start, you haven't been paying attention. "Insurance" that wasn't really insurance, an ever-spiraling cost structure, the destruction of private (i.e. real) insurance, and the creation of yet more dependents on the federal government -- these were the real goals of Obamacare when it was rammed through Congress in the dead of night at Christmas, 2009. And now, voila!"

NOTHING TO SEE HERE, MOVE ALONG: The Russians Have Penetrated The NSA. “While many intelligence se…

Instapundit » Blog Archive » NOTHING TO SEE HERE, MOVE ALONG: The Russians Have Penetrated The NSA. “While many intelligence se…
NOTHING TO SEE HERE, MOVE ALONG: The Russians Have Penetrated The NSA. 
“While many intelligence services have tried to steal secrets from NSA, only the Russians have been able to do so consistently. Kremlin penetration of NSA has been a constant.”
Plus: “In fairness to NSA, the record of our Intelligence Community, indeed our whole government, in counterintelligence is nothing less than dismal. 
And it’s gotten markedly worse during Barack Obama’s two terms in the White House, with their unprecedented losses of America’s secrets to spies, traitors, and hackers. 
However, given the importance of NSA to our collective security—it’s the backbone of counterterrorism operations across the Western world, our vital shield against jihadism—it’s important that the agency at last starts getting serious about security. 
Catching some Russian moles would be a solid beginning.”


Instapundit » Blog Archive » WHY OBAMA LET IRAN’S GREEN …:
WHY OBAMA LET IRAN’S GREEN REVOLUTION FAIL: Eli Lake at Bloomberg News discusses a new book by The Wall Street Journal‘s Jay Solomon, The Iran Wars.
…Obama wasn’t just reluctant to show solidarity in 2009, he feared the demonstrations would sabotage his secret outreach to Iran…Behind the scenes, Obama overruled advisers who wanted to do what America had done at similar transitions from dictatorship to democracy, and signal America’s support.

Lunch video-----Public Pensions: Unfunded Promises


We Just Discovered What May Really Be Behind Kaepernick's Protest | The Federalist Papers

We Just Discovered What May Really Be Behind Kaepernick's Protest | The Federalist Papers:

"It truly is extraordinarily sad to watch people, who have opportunities that people around the world only dream of thanks to the God-given rights protected by this incredible nation, disrespect it so thoroughly.

In fact, this spoiled, misinformed couple not only has opportunities that people around the world only dream of, many people in this country could only dream of being so fortunate — and that goes for people of all races, despite Kaepernick’s race-resentment sentiment."

The Clinton Foundation’s Global Bribery and Crony Access Scam

The Clinton Foundation’s Global Bribery and Crony Access Scam | Observer
“Whoever you are, I have always depended on the kindness of strangers,” says the frequently delusional Blanche Dubois near the bitter end of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play A Streetcar Named Desire.
Ah yes, kind strangers.
It’s a playwright’s loaded line.
Put bluntly, Miss Blanche may practice intermittent prostitution.
...Blanche Dubois is a fictional character. 
Hillary Clinton often inhabits a fictional universe. 
Claiming she was targeted by snipers in Bosnia and telling Fox News interviewer Chris Wallace that FBI Director James Comey exonerated her grossly negligent mishandling of classified information are just two examples of Hillary’s fictional existence.
However, Hillary’s State Department was no cheap Mississippi hotel, and the latest batch of emails confirming close, coordinated contact between Hillary’s top State aides and the kind strangers who donate to the Clinton Foundation ain’t rumors spread by traveling salesmen.
Even The Associated Press is troubled by the number of Clinton Foundation donors with quick access to Hillary’s senior staff.
The second paragraph in the AP report has numbers, not rumors:
“At least 85 of 154 people from private interests who met or had phone conversations scheduled with Clinton while she led the State Department donated to her family charity or pledged commitments to its international programs, according to a review of State Department calendars released so far to The Associated Press.
Combined, the 85 donors contributed as much as $156 million. At least 40 donated more than $100,000 each, and 20 gave more than $1 million...”

Former East to lag behind West for years to come: study

Former East to lag behind West for years to come: study - The Local
Twenty-six years after reunification, eastern Germany remains economically anaemic with little prospect of catching up with the rest of the country by 2030, a study published on Wednesday said.
Of the eastern states, only "Saxony and Brandenburg will reach the level of overall average German growth" between 2015 and 2030, wrote Joachim Ragnitz of the Ifo economic think-tank.
The remaining federal states formed from the former territory of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) - Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Thuringia, and Saxony-Anhalt - will by contrast reckon with "in parts  extremely low growth rates".
Eastern Germany's GDP grew by 1.2 percent per year between 2010 and 2015, underperforming the 1.6 percent achieved by western Germany plus Berlin, Ifo calculated..."

Hillary's Coughing and the Debates

Articles: Hillary's Coughing and the Debates
Hillary's flacks maintain that she has no serious health problems, but there is an increasingly public amount of evidence that they are lying.
Her coughing fits, for example, have gone on for minutes during interviews and speeches and debates.
The leftist establishment media has totally ignored this running story, but there is one venue in which her uncontrollable coughing and hacking cannot be hidden from the American people: the presidential debates.
Because her health seems to getting worse all the time and because she has never appeared in a nationally televised presidential debate (indeed, even her few debates with Bernie Sanders were scheduled to avoid large audiences) the stress of standing before 100 million or so Americans watching her live should make the chances of her descending into minutes of coughing, gagging, and hacking while the world watches very real.
What happens then?
Well, consider if she keeps coughing for two or three minutes, as she has several times.
It will interrupt whatever point she has been trying to make and focus instead on her inability to speak.
A debater affects audiences as much by his demeanor and voice as by what he actually says.
Images matter, as the haggard-looking Nixon proved in the 1960 presidential debates..."

U.S. Meets Target of Admitting 10,000 Syrian Refugees |

U.S. Meets Target of Admitting 10,000 Syrian Refugees |

"WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Monday met President Barack Obama’s goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees into the country, the White House announced.

Obama sought a sixfold increase in the number of Syrian refugees provided safe haven in the United States. After a slow start, the administration was able to hit the goal about a month early and just a few weeks before Obama convenes a summit on refugees during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly."

Federal Deficits Explode — Is Anyone Paying Attention?

Federal Deficits Explode — Is Anyone Paying Attention? | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis - IBD
"Red Ink: The Congressional Budget Office says the federal deficit will be 33% higher than last year's. 
Over the long term, the deficit picture is just as bleak. 
But on campaign trail, this looming threat gets zero attention from either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.
The CBO's updated budget projections show that federal government's fiscal outlook has worsened considerably over the past year.
EDIT5def082416Red ink in fiscal year 2016, which ends on Sept. 30, will hit $590 billion. 
That's much worse than the CBO had expected just a few months ago. 
It's also a big jump from last year's deficit, which was an already outrageously high $439 billion. Revenues climbed 1% this year, but spending jumped 5%.
What's more, the CBO projects that in 10 years the annual deficit is on track to more than double, topping $1.3 trillion by 2026. 
That's equal to 4.9% of the nation's economy, a scale that has been reached only seven times since World War II (and four of those years were under President Obama).

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History for August 31

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History for August 31 -
Caligula (Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus) 0012, Arthur Godfrey 1903, Daniel Schorr 1916 
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Frank Robinson 1935, Eldridge Cleaver 1935, Richard Gere 1949 

1920 - The first news program to be broadcast on radio was aired. The station was 8MK in Detroit, MI.

1920 - John Lloyd Wright was issued a patent for "Toy-Cabin Construction," which are known as Lincoln Logs. (U.S. patent 1,351,086)

1940 - Lawrence Olivier and Vivian Leigh were married.

1964 - California officially became the most populated state in America.

1965 - The Department of Housing and Urban Development was created by the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.

1980 - Poland's Solidarity labor movement was born with an agreement signed in Gdansk that ended a 17-day strike.

1990 - U.N. Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar met with the Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz to try and negotiate a solution to the crisis in the Persian Gulf.

1994 - A cease-fire was declared by the Irish Republican Army after 25 years of bloodshed in Northern Ireland.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Principal Will Permit U.S. Flags at HS Football Games, Reverses Himself |

Principal Will Permit U.S. Flags at HS Football Games, Reverses Himself |

"The principal of a South Carolina high school has reversed his controversial decision to bar the American flag from football games, according to a spokesperson for Greenville County Schools.

According to WSPA-TV, social media posts from students at Travelers Rest High School’s game against Berea High School on Friday indicated they were not permitted to bring American flags into the venue.

“I’m sick of this political correctness,” one student wrote."


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 |

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

"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 |
"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 -
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.