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Happy Birthday to John Muir

Happy Birthday to John Muir (4/21/1838 - 12/24/1914). In this photo are Theodore Roosevelt, Gifford Pinchot, and John Muir in a sequoia grove at Yosemite National Park.  It was Abraham Lincoln that first moved to save “the big trees” that he, in fact, never saw.  From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book.. [Author: PBurns]
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10 Things in Politics: DOJ treads lightly on Trump

Donald Trump. Oliver Contreras/Getty Images Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:All signs point to DOJ Trump investigation taking a backseat to Georgia and New York probesBiden's climate pledge faces an enormous challenge5 experts who will vote on the fate of J&J&#...
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This DIY Wireless Ball Cap Lets You Control Death Itself

When it comes to facing your own mortality, there are few things better than a grinning skull with creepy eyeballs. And when it comes to really freaking you out, the only way to make a grinning skull worse is to connect it to a computer and make it jerk around and gape like some degloved animatronic Abraham Lincoln…Read more...
Tags: Science, Anatomy, Articles, Robotics, Robot, Symbolism, Alexa, Abraham Lincoln, Skull, McGurrin, Mike McGurrin, Ball Cap, Yorick, Technology Internet, Human Skull Symbolism

New Photo Colorizing Process Factors In How Skin Reacts to Light For Incredibly Lifelike Results

Film stocks from a century ago weren’t just limited to only capturing details in black and white; they could only capture a limited band of the color spectrum, resulting in images of famous individuals that didn’t accurately represent how they actually looked. So a new approach to colorization using AI finally takes…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Color, Visual Arts, Science and Technology, Photograph, Digital Camera, Abraham Lincoln, Colorization, Mass Media, Photographic Techniques, Film Colorization, Rephotography, Film Stock

Watch an interview with the last living witness to the Lincoln assassination

An illustration of John Wilkes Booth preparing to shoot President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater, April 14, 1865. Wikimedia Commons President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on the night of April 14, 1865. Samuel J. Seymour, then just 5 years old, was among the witnesses inside Ford's Theater. Ninety-one years later, Seymour recounted his experience that night to a TV audience. See more stories on Insider's business page. Samuel J. Seymour was away from his home for the fi...
Tags: Trends, Ford, Washington Dc, Lincoln, Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, Lucille Ball, Booth, Seymour, Union Army, Meadows, John Wilkes Booth, Samuel Seymour, Lincoln Assassination, Military & Defense Contributors, Military & Defense

Lincoln deserves our gratitude, not the label 'racist'

As many try to brand Abraham Lincoln as a 'racist,' remember his great work and, though he was not perfect, stop trying to cancel him.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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How wealthy Americans and corporations have used 'negative freedom' to strip rights away from workers

Overly promoting freedom of corporations can cause decreases to workers' rights. Hinterhaus Productions/ Getty Images Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures and cohost of the "Pitchfork Economics" podcast with Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein. In the latest episode, they interviewed Mike Konczal, director of progressive thought at the Roosevelt Institute. Konczal says allowing employers freedom to infringe on workers' rights creates a dangerous economic imbalance. See more sto...
Tags: America, Trends, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, Jimmy John, Nick Hanauer, Paul Constant, Mike Konczal, Konczal, Civic Ventures, David Goldstein, Pitchfork Economics, Hinterhaus Productions Getty Images Paul Constant, Roosevelt Institute Konczal

Podcast #698: The Secrets of Public Speaking From History’s Greatest Orators

Despite the fact that public speaking remains an important and relevant skill in our modern age — you never know when you’ll need to give a toast at a wedding, pitch an idea at work, or champion a proposal at a city council meeting — most of us get very little instruction these days in how to do it effectively. Fortunately, my guest says, we can look to the great orators of the past to get the public speaking education we never received. His name is John Hale, and he’s professor of archeology...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Athens, Lincoln, John, Public Speaking, Gettysburg, PAUL, Abraham Lincoln, Will Rogers, Patrick Henry, John Hale, Demosthenes, Money & Career, Winston Churchill Guide

Mystery and Crime Lincoln, Abraham: The Trailor Murder Mystery. V1. 6-Apr-2021

Abraham Lincoln's only work of fiction. A fictionalised account of the William Trailor murder trial. Attached Files Lincoln, Abraham - The Trailor Murder Mystery - V1.epub (284.7 KB)
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5 Film kartun disney terbaik yang rilis di 2021 – 5 Film kartun disney terbaik yang rilis di 2021. Menyebut kata disney siapa sih yang gak kenal industri film satu ini. Tua, muda, sampai anak anak pun banyak yang suka sama rilisan film dari disney. Di Tahun ini disney sudah merancang konsep baru berbagai film geng. Pas banget nih di masa pandemi kayak gini bisa sambil buat santai dirumah ye kan gengs. Industri film tampaknya memang lagi lesu ya gengs, mengingat saat ini lagi musim yang paling gak menguntung kan banget buat ...
Tags: Asia, Movies, Indonesia, Disney, San Francisco, Pixar, Chris Pratt, Asean, Abraham Lincoln, Lucca, Lucille Ball, Ian, Luca, Norma, Pete Docter, Tom Holland

Lincoln Statue in Kentucky Moved to Civil War Battlefield

A replica statue of Abraham Lincoln in Kentucky has been moved to a permanent home at a Civil War battlefield.
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Created E-book not reaching 100% progress

I recently made an E-book of Abraham Lincoln's (yes that Abraham Lincoln) The Trailor Murder Mystery, short story, with the Calibre editor. But when I open the book in the Calibre E-book viewer the progress counter reads 94% on the final page. If I shrink the viewer window, or make the text bigger, so some of the final page's text moves onto another page, it reaches 100%. I've ran the bug checker, and which returns a "No problems found" message. I've also ran the book though multiple online vali...
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On being an American patriot

            Steven B. Smith, who teaches political theory at Yale, has just published, with the Yale Press, an interesting book Reclaiming Patriotism in an Age of Extremes.  A quite slender book, it does not purport to offer a comprehensive theory of patriotism across vast times or space; instead, it is basically a heartfelt missive to his fellow Americans (and, perhaps, fellow academics) about what can be said about American patriotism at this particular juncture in our history.  He is clearly...
Tags: David Brooks, Washington, Senate, America, Barack Obama, Harvard, United States, Yale, New York Times, Liberia, Philadelphia, Lincoln, Smith, Donald Trump, Princeton, Civil rights movement

I signed up for a free trial of One Day University to stream lectures from Yale and Columbia professors - here's why it's replacing Netflix reruns for me right now

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. One Day University; Alyssa Powell/Insider One Day University lets you live-stream short online lectures by world-renowned professors. Topics range from history and science to art. We suggest starting with The Science of Happiness. You can sign up for a free two-week trial here. After that, it's $9 per month. Table of Contents: Static What it is: Live and pre-recorded lectures from top universities ...
Tags: Reviews, Education, America, Trends, Netflix, Yale, Columbia, Online Learning, E-learning, Online Classes, Abraham Lincoln, Harvard Yale, Changed America, Mara Leighton, IP Graphics, Product Card

Colorado Doctor: Weird COVID Vaccine Side Effects Include Dreams Of Space

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Idaho Activist Suspected of Vandalism Injured During Arrest

A Black Lives Matter Boise organizer and former university professor was injured this week during his arrest by police in Boise who said they believed he was involved in the vandalism of an Abraham Lincoln statue.
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Disney+ Greenlights Latina-Led National Treasure TV Series

Disney+ greenlights Latina-led National Treasure TV series According to Deadline, Disney+ has officially given a 10-episode series order to Jerry Bruckheimer’s upcoming National Treasure series, which will be a reimagining of the Nicolas Cage-led film franchise. The project will now be led by a 20-year-old Latina named Jess Morales. In addition, Queen of Katwe director Mira Nair has signed on to helm the series from a script written by original film writers Marianne and Cormac Wibberley. REL...
Tags: TV, Movies, Disney, TV News, Bruckheimer, Nicolas Cage, Abraham Lincoln, Ben, Marianne, Jerry Bruckheimer, National Treasure, Katwe, Mira Nair, Latina, Justin Bartha, Movie News

Are extremism and “fake news” social media’s fault?

Members of Congress will be grilling Big Tech CEOs tomorrow at a hearing forebodingly titled “Disinformation Nation: Social Media’s Role in Promoting Extremism and Disinformation.” This comes as no surprise. The last two federal elections and Capitol Hill siege, as well as the proliferation of conspiracy theories around Covid-19, have certainly highlighted how social media users spread misinformation and propaganda on the platforms. But is the problem really all Big Tech’s fault? That’s a questi...
Tags: Facebook, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Opinion, Spain, Sport, Soccer, Capitol Hill, Google News, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, George Washington, Hill, Abraham Lincoln, Newsom, New York Herald

Profile: Focus Features Nabs Rights to Timur Bekmambetov Screenlife Thriller

Profile: Focus Features nabs global rights to Timur Bekmambetov’s screenlife thriller Focus Features has successfully acquired the worldwide distribution rights to director Timur Bekmambetov’s 2018 terrorist thriller film titled Profile. It had its world premiere three years ago at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival where it won an Audience Award. Focus Features will distribute the film domestically while Universal Pictures will distribute it internationally, excluding CIS/Russia. T...
Tags: Movies, Belfast, Sony Pictures, Kenneth Branagh, Edgar Wright, Universal Pictures, Hunter, Tyler Perry, John Cho, Abraham Lincoln, Matt, CIS, Focus Features, Vick, Nick Johnson, Ben Hur

Mo Brooks Compared Biden’s Election To The Start of the Civil War. Now He Wants A Senate Seat.

This story first appeared at ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Mo Brooks, the Alabama congressman who is about to launch a campaign for Senate, has officially said he condemns the Capitol riot and opposes violence. But in hours of right-wing media interviews before and after the deadly insurrection on Jan. 6, he repeatedly raised the prospect of violence as a possible response...
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Maryland’s State Song Has Been Booted By Lawmakers

The state legislature voted to scrap the state’s official song. Why? “The pro-Confederate Civil War-era tune features lyrics that denigrate Abraham Lincoln as a ‘tyrant’ and call on Maryland to join the South in fighting ‘the Northern scum.’ Penned in 1861 and set to the melody of ‘O Tannenbaum,’ it has been blasted by critics as racist and an embarrassment to the state.” – Baltimore Sun
Tags: Art, Music, Maryland, South, Abraham Lincoln, 03.20.21

Book Review: Ron Chernow’s Biography of Ulysses S. Grant

I read 900 pages about Ulysses S. Grant in Ron Chernow’s authoritative biography. It was extraordinary. It’s hard not to agree with Chernow claims that Grant is the most underrated president in U.S. history. I knew little to nothing about Grant going in, and hadn’t read a full length book about the Civil War before. So I got a superb education in the three areas I look for when reading a biography: A person of consequence The time period in which the person lived, in this case, Civil War-...
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DeSantis Knocks Critical Race Theory in Civics Curricula

The American Revolution, Abraham Lincoln, the Cold War, yes.
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How Can We Rebuild Trust in the U.S.?

Over the past two months, the U.S. has endured a historic political breakdown, with President Trump, leading Republicans, and millions of voters refusing to accept the outcome of the November 3 election. Their sustained challenges culminated in the shocking January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol and in the impeachment of the president.  But underlying these alarming crises is another breakdown, quieter, but insidious: a breakdown of trust so severe that it has, in effect, transformed America in...
Tags: Minnesota, Parenting, Congress, Washington, America, Joe Biden, United States, South Dakota, Tennessee, Lincoln, Johnson, Biden, Donald Trump, Berkeley, Black Lives Matter, UC Berkeley

Technical generations

“What’s a fax machine?” There are people working today who don’t know. In the 1980s, I produced a book about VCR tapes and video stores that’s so obsolete, you can’t even find a used copy any more. Technical generations keep getting shorter–A hard drive from ten years ago is probably not going to work with your new laptop. Contrast this with us. Human generations have been chronicled for thousands of years. We know who begat who. Lee De Forest, father of radio, was raised by peop...
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Marc Webb To Helm Disney+’s Series Adaptation of R.L. Stine’s Just Beyond

Marc Webb to helm Disney+’s series adaptation of R.L. Stine’s Just Beyond Nearly a year after the streaming platform gave the project the official greenlight, Disney+’s series adaptation of R.L. Stine’s graphic novel series Just Beyond has attached The Amazing Spider-Man helmer Marc Webb to direct the first two episodes of the horror-comedy anthology, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Disney+ Greenlights Just Beyond Series Adaptation of R.L. Stine Graphic Novels The horror/come...
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There's Still Hope for Attack the Block 2

The Flash movie has lost its Henry Allen. Get a look at the Mortal Kombat movie’s take on Kabal in new footage. Marc Webb teams up with Seth Grahame-Smith for a new R.L. Stine adaptation at Disney. Plus, what’s coming on Batwoman and Van Helsing. To me, my spoilers!Read more...
Tags: Science, Amc, Disney, Harry, Batwoman, Bill, Kate, Frost, Barry, The Flash, Edmunds, John Boyega, Entertainment Weekly, Mel, Supergirl, Spider

Technical generations

“What’s a fax machine?” There are people working today who don’t know. In the 1980s, I produced a book about VCR tapes and video stores that’s so obsolete, you can’t even find a used copy any more. Technical generations keep getting shorter–A hard drive from ten years ago is probably not going to work with your new laptop. Contrast this with us. Human generations have been chronicled for thousands of years. We know who begat who. Lee De Forest, father of radio, was raised by peop...
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R.L. Stine’s ‘Just Beyond’ TV Series at Disney+ Enlists ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Director Marc Webb

Last year, we learned that Gooosebumps author R.L. Stine’s horror anthology graphic novel series Just Beyond from BOOM! Studios was being turned into a TV series at Disney+. At the time, only Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) had been announced as the writer, executive producer and showrunner. Now Disney has brought in Amazing Spider-Man franchise director Marc Webb to get behind the camera for the series. The Hollywood Reporter has news ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Disney, Annie, Bill, Parker, Benny, Abraham Lincoln, Atlanta Georgia, Walden, Webb, Seth Grahame-smith, Karla, Stine, BOOM Studios, Comic Book/Superhero

Let's stop asking if Lincoln was a racist. Here's a better question

Abraham Lincoln was clinically depressed. Some say he was gay. He guest-starred on a "Star Trek" episode and became a vampire slayer.
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