25 June 2010


June 25, 1876 -- General George Armstrong Custer got his at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, where several hundred Seventh Cavalry troops met their end at the hands of several thousand Lakota and Cheyenne warriors. It was the last great victory for the northern plains tribes in their resistance to white invasion of their lands.

June 25, 1950 -- The Korean War began as North Korean forces crossed the 38th parallel and invaded South Korea. The action prompted the United Nations to send a joint task force to aid the South, and in response China and Russian sided with the North. The war ended in stalemate, and the DMZ between the two countries remains one of the most dangerous spots on earth.

Did You Know? has been around for a bit, but its demographic and news observations remain a touchstone for perspective on the world we inhabit.

RationalWiki is a website devoted to the analysis and refutation of pseudoscience and the anti-science movement.

Here's a trailer for the independent film Gasland, which documents the destructive impact of land-based oil and gas drilling on the environment and on human residents.

My personal favorite, this article describes a new anti-rape female condom. My only worry is that an enraged assailant(s) might still beat the woman victim, or worse. What do you think?

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