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15 September, 2017

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Paul Krugman: What's Next for Progressives? (NY Times)
For now, at least, the attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act appears dead. Sabotage by a spiteful Trump administration is still a risk, but there is - gasp! - a bipartisan push to limit the damage, with Democrats who want to preserve recent gains allying with Republicans who fear that the public will blame them for declining coverage and rising premiums.

John Judis: Sanders' Medicare for All is a Step Forward for the Democratic Party (TPM)
… Sanders' and the fifteen co-sponsors' support of Medicare for All - for its potential political pitfalls - is a step forward for a Democratic party that has been mired in thinktank incrementalism (see "a Better Deal") and identity politics. It gives them something to talk about that an average voter and not just a policy wonk can understand.

Tom Danehy: Tom is considering some new gigs before he gets on the Social Security gravy train (Tucson Weekly)
I got something in the mail the other day that said that in a few years, I'll be eligible to receive Social Security benefits. That came as quite a surprise because, if you listen to the toothless hillbillies who show up to Donald Trump white-power rallies, there is no such thing as a government program that actually works.

Dr. Michael Gregor: Dr. Gundry's The Plant Paradox is Wrong (YouTube)
A book purported to expose the "hidden dangers' in healthy foods doesn't even pass the whiff test.

The Growing Need for a Universal Basic Income
Labor force participation rates, which are the percentage of people in a given country who have any job at all, have been declining since around 2001. So have median incomes. Mean incomes, on the other hand, have increased. This means that while the average person is less likely to work, and likely to earn less money if they do, the total amount of money being earned per person has increased because of gains in income at the top.

Suzanne Moore: Medicine treats women as entirely passive - being 'told' about HRT is par for the course (The Guardian)
I do not know a woman who hasn't been patronised by a doctor or made to feel she should not complain.

Anonymous: 'I was told to throw ethics out the window' - inside the online bookies (The Guardian)
My job demanded taking advantage of people. We discouraged 'pros' who knew what they were doing, while tempting 'mugs' with free bets before bleeding them dry.

Michele Hanson: Laptops are great, but not if it means the end of handwriting (The Guardian)
Students are now so dependent on their laptops for writing that they may soon be allowed to use them in university exams. But writing by hand is still an important skill.

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Trump Demands that the Month of January Be Renamed Trumpery


Superman Abandons Earth

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Trivia Question of the Day

Known by the Wampanoag as Noepe, it is the 58th largest island in the United States, and the third largest on the East Coast of the United States. What is the name of this island?


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Throwback Thursday Trivia Question from Yesterday

On what TV series would you find this dynamic duo?

       The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin                                                      Source

The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin is an American children's television program. Beginning in October 1954 until May 1959, 166 episodes originally aired on ABC television network. It starred child actor Lee Aaker as Rusty, a boy orphaned in an Indian raid, who was being raised by the soldiers at a US Cavalry post known as Fort Apache. He and his German shepherd dog, Rin Tin Tin, helped the soldiers to establish order in the American West. 6'2" Texas-born actor James E. Brown appeared as Lieutenant Ripley "Rip" Masters. Co-stars included veteran actor Joe Sawyerand actor Rand Brooks from Gone with the Wind fame.        Source

Mark. was first, and correct, with:
   Rusty and Rin Tin Tin were characters on The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin.

Alan J answered:

mj wrote:
   One of several series
  In which a homeless boy is raised by men. This particular situation had Rusty being raised by soldiers in Rin Tin Tin.

Stephen F said:
   Rin Tin Tin

Harry M. replied:
   Rin Tin Tin

Gene responded:
   That's Rinny & Rusty from The Adventures o Rin Tin Tin

Kevin K. in Washington, DC said:
   This was before my time, and I don't recognize the kid. But it's a German Shepherd, so I'll guess it's "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin".

Jim from CA, retired to ID, wrote:
   That is Rin Tin Tin and his boy Rusty.

David of Moon Valley replied:
   why that looks a lot like Rin Tin Tin...sure it does...but then my eyesight ain't the greatest so i could be wrong, too....

Deborah responded:
   That's Rin Tin Tin, if I recall correctly. I don't remember the boy's name - Johnny? Or was that the name of the kid on "The Rifleman"? My brain can't dredge up all the memories of that era.
  Very seasonal, comfortable temps yesterday - no a/c needed. I'm looking forward to fall.

zorch answered:
   Rin Tin Tin

Daniel in The City wrote:
   Rin Tin Tin.

John I from Hawai`i says,
   "Rin Tin Tin."

Dave in Tucson replied:
   Believe that dynamic duo starred as Rusty & Rin Tin Tin on Rin Tin Tin.

Billy in Cypress said:
   The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin

Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali, responded:
   Yo Rinty! Rin Tin Tin

DJ Useo wrote:
   I actually recognized the boy before the dog, at least by a few seconds. Go figure. ( I bet it was his outfit )

  Have any of you seen the reboot of "The Gong Show" ? I am actually a fan. I don't always agree with the "gongs" though. They gonged Meshugga Beach Party!

Adam took the day off.

Randall is offline.

Joe S     is experiencing computer difficulties.

Sally has retired.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

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Facebook and Twitter are becoming a 'red-hot' focus of Mueller's Russia investigation - AOL Finance

Red list: ash trees and antelopes on the brink of extinction | Environment | The Guardian

Amazon redacts one-star reviews of Hillary Clinton's What Happened | Books | The Guardian

'Quite backwards': Chinese tourists gawk at impoverished North Koreans | World news | The Guardian

Much ado about nothing: ancient Indian text contains earliest zero symbol | Science | The Guardian

Darkest Hour review - Gary Oldman is a tremendous Winston Churchill in high-octane drama | Film | The Guardian

Amazon orders 'Tong Wars,' a drama set in 19th century San Francisco Chinatown - SFGate

Doonesbury nailed it 41 years ago.

Motel 6 Admits Arizona Sites Were Reporting Guests To ICE Without Chain's Approval | HuffPost

Alex Jones Has A Job Opening, And He's Getting Trolled So Hard It's Funny | HuffPost

BBC - Culture - Film review: The Death of Stalin is absurdly funny

Mystery of Russian Fake on Facebook Solved, by a Brazilian - The New York Times

Trump Spouts Gibberish About the Wall After Latest Deal With Democrats

Fox News Puts the Spin to Trump's Wall Flip

Arizona Officials Allegedly Covered Up How Hot It Got in Some State Prisons - Mother Jones

New Ken Burns Series Remembers Vietnam War Through The Eyes Of Everyday People : NPR

Why Fox doesn't want Americans to see NFL players protesting about race | Ameer Hasan Loggins | Opinion | The Guardian

Saudi crown prince tries to consolidate power with string of arrests | World news | The Guardian

The scales are falling from eyes quickly these days. Especially for Trumpistas.

A big earthquake could turn Cushing, Oklahoma, into one of the worst oil-related eco-disasters ever

Hurricanes Reveal that Irrational Hate Is the Evangelical Brand.

The great nutrient collapse

Coca-Cola Sucks Wells Dry in Chiapas, Forcing Residents to Buy Water

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Katy Tur On Trump Calling Her "Little Katy"

Conan presents Katy with a montage of her being taunted by a fellow "weird orange haired freak."

Katy Tur: Trump's Smile Looks Like The Canadians in "South Park"

PLUS: Katy covered Trump's entire presidential campaign, and she never once observed him laughing.

Katy Tur: Trump's Campaign Rally Music Made Me Insane

Katy is just thankful that Trump didn't start playing Backstreet Boys at 100 decibels until late in the campaign.

Katy Tur On Trump's Bizarre Press Conference About Steak

Katy remembers when Trump tried to defend his brand with a press conference / infomercial about his company's definitely real steaks, water, and wine.



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Jeannie the Teed-Off Temp

Why Do People Still Believe Limbaugh About Climate -- Or Anything? | National Memo (Gene Lyons)

'Inviting Bribes' as Legal Fees Soar, Trump Ethics Office Lifts Anonymous Gift Ban | Common Dreams

House GOP Worries About 'Mass Exodus' Of Frustrated Members - Talking Points Memo

Beware of Trumps bearing gifts: Democrats' deals could backfire -

Facebook allowed advertisers to reach anti-Semitic individuals: report | TheHill

House Passes Sweeping $1.2 Trillion Spending Bill GOP Leaders Say Is A Win - Talking Points Memo

Trump says his tax plan wouldn't benefit the rich, but numbers tell a different story - ThinkProgress

Americans are buying fewer guns, and the NRA is getting desperate to change that - ThinkProgress

How to make $240,000 in 6 months by being friends with Rick Perry - ThinkProgress

ICE wants to destroy records of death and sexual abuse - Axios

Lobbyists can anonymously fund WH aides' Russia legal fees - Axios

Judge questions tossing out Arpaio conviction after pardon | TheHill

Cassini: The Grand Finale: Colorful Structure at Fine Scales



Reader Comment

Current Events

Predator keeps insisting that his hands are too big for the gloves they hand out when he goes to disaster scenes. It's not that the gloves don't fit his long fingers or that his hand is so big--it's that his hands and fingers are too fat for the gloves to fit! Short, stubby, FAT fingers on short, stubby, FAT hands.

Saw the comment below in some article about Predator and all the madness around him. Just have to say--true dat!

Donald doesn't drink, which is why we all have to pick up the slack.

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Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End

My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.

Come Get Me Mother Fucker | Putting and end to NSA government Spying





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Tonight, Friday:

CBS begins the night with a FRESH 'Big Brother', followed by the FRESH '11th Annual ACM Honors'.
On a RERUN Stephen Colbert (from 8/14/17) are Anthony Scaramucci, Bob Odenkirk, and Liam Gallagher.
On a RERUN James Corden, OBE, (from 8/10/17) are Jeremy Renner, Aubrey Plaza, Chris O'Dowd, and Russ.

NBC starts the night with a RERUN 'America's Got Talent', followed by 'Dateline'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Benedict Cumberbatch, Savannah Guthrie, and Andy Grammer featuring Lunchmoney Lewis.
On a RERUN Seth Meyers (from 9/5/17) are Jake Tapper, Gwendoline Christie, and Gary Clark Jr.
Carson 'The Scab' Daly is pre-empted.

ABC opens the night with a RERUN 'Shark Tank', followed by 'What Would You Do', then '20/20'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Kimmel (from 9/6/17) are Dr. Phil McGraw, Mike Tyson, and Martin Urbano.

The CW offers a FRESH 'Masters Of Illusion', followed by a RERUN 'Masters Of Illusion', then a RERUN 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us'.

Faux has a RERUN 'MasterChef', followed by a RERUN 'Beat Shazam'.

MY has an old 'How I Met Your Mother', followed by a FRESH 'Top 30', then an old 'American Ninja Warrior'.

A&E has 'Live PD' and 4 hours of old 'Live PD: Police Patrol'.

AMC offers the movie 'The Da Vinci Code', followed by the movie 'The Shawshank Redemption'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 1-New Earth
 [7:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 2-Tooth and Claw
 [8:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 3-School Reunion
 [9:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 4-The Girl In The Fireplace
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 5-Rise Of The Cybermen-Part 1.
 [11:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 6-The Age Of Steel-Part 2.
 [12:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 2-Who Mourns for Adonais?
 [5:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 6-The Doomsday Machine
 [9:40PM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 10-Journey to Babel
 [12:00AM]    STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 2-Who Mourns for Adonais?

Bravo has 3½ hours of old 'Don't Be Tardy ...', followed by the movie 'Step Up'.

Comedy Central has 'Futurama', 2 hours of old 'South Park', followed by the movie 'We're The Millers'.

FX has the movie 'Spy', followed by the movie '22 Jump Street'.

History has 'Ancient Aliens', another 'Ancient Aliens', followed by a FRESH 'Ancient Aliens', then the FRESH 'Two Degrees: The Point Of No Return'.

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Sundance  -   
 [6:20AM]    The Mary Tyler Moore Show-Not a Christmas Story
 [6:55AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Those Gossipin' Men
 [7:25AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-The Beauty Contest
 [7:55AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Alcohol and Old Lace
 [8:30AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Andy, the Marriage Counselor
 [9:05AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Mayberry on Record
 [9:40AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Andy Saves Barney's Morale
 [10:15AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Andy and the Gentleman Crook
 [10:50AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-Cyrano Andy
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 [3:00PM]    Law & Order-Self-Defense
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 [3:00AM]    Top of the Lake: China Girl-Chapters 5 & 6
 [5:40AM]    The Andy Griffith Show-The New Doctor    (ALL TIMES EDT)

SyFy has the movie 'The Book Of Eli', followed by the movie 'The Sixth Sense'.

TCM spends the night with Carole Lombard
 [7:30 AM]      Mary of Scotland (1936)
 [9:45 AM]      The Royal Rodeo (1939)
 [10:15 AM]      Camelot (1967)
 [1:30 PM]      The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
 [3:15 PM]      A Challenge For Robin Hood (1968)
 [5:00 PM]      At Sword's Point (1951)
 [6:30 PM]      The Warriors (1955)
 [8:00 PM]      Hands Across the Table (1935)
 [9:30 PM]      Love Before Breakfast (1936)
 [11:00 PM]      The Princess Comes Across (1936)
 [12:30 AM]      Now and Forever (1934)
 [2:00 AM]      The Gay Bride (1934)
 [3:30 AM]      Brief Moment (1933)
 [4:45 AM]      Nothing Sacred (1937)

Saturday   -  09/16/17

 [6:00 AM]      The Desert Song (1953)
 [8:00 AM]      Youngblood Hawke (1964)
 [10:30 AM]      Trapped by Boston Blackie (1948)
 [12:00 PM]      The Naked Hills (1956)
 [1:15 PM]      Shane (1953)
 [3:30 PM]      Spencer's Mountain (1963)
 [5:45 PM]      Cool Hand Luke (1967)
 [8:00 PM]      The Band Wagon (1953)
 [10:15 PM]      The Boy Friend (1971)
 [12:45 AM]      Dancing Lady (1933)
 [2:30 AM]      The Awakening (1980)
 [4:30 AM]      Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971)     (ALL TIMES EDT)

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A Buddha statue sits amid storm debris in Goodland, Fla., a city heavily damaged by Hurricane Irma.
Photo by Holly Bailey


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Extends Contract Through 2022

Trevor Noah

Comedy Central and Trevor Noah have agreed to a contract extension, keeping The Daily Show host/writer/exec producer on board through 2022.

"It's really exciting to renew this contract for either five more years or until Kim Jong Un annihilates us all - whichever one comes first," joked Noah, who, this past weekend, picked up his first Emmy. His statuette is for Best Short Form Variety Series, for The Daily Show's "Between the Scenes" digital exclusives.

The new pact has Noah also producing and hosting annual The Daily Show year-end specials, beginning this year. "The Daily Show will no longer take for granted that humankind has made it to another December 31st and from here on out will celebrate in annual year-end specials," the program explained this morning.

Comedy Central announced Noah's deal on the eve of debuting new companion program The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper, on September 25.

Trevor Noah


A statue of Jesus stands amid storm debris from Hurricane Irma in Lehigh Acres, Fla.
Photo by Holly Bailey


Blind Date Nightmare

Candice Bergen

Yes, Candice Bergen once went on a blind date with Donald Trump, and she says it was "very short."

The Murphy Brown star acknowledged her rendezvous with the future president on an upcoming episode of Harry, explaining that it took place in her college years.

"I was 18," Bergen said. "He was a nice-looking guy, I mean, he was. And I was in college, and it's where he was going to be going to college. … It was like a blind date. He called me in the dorm, and I was bored."

Bergen, who is currently co-starring in the romantic comedy Home Again, told host Harry Connick Jr. that Trump showed up in a "very color-coordinated" ensemble. "He picked me up, he was wearing a burgundy three-piece suit, with burgundy patent leather boots, and he was in a burgundy limousine," she said.

Waving aside Connick's suggestion that they were out all night, Bergen said, "It was a very short dinner."

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Chelsea Manning, Sean Spicer


Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier who served seven years in prison for leaking classified data, and former White House spokesman Sean Spicer have been named visiting fellows at Harvard University, the school said Wednesday.

"Broadening the range and depth of opportunity for students to hear from and engage with experts, leaders and policy-shapers is a cornerstone of the Institute of Politics," said Bill Delhunt, acting director of the institute at the Harvard Kennedy School. "We welcome the breadth of thought-provoking viewpoints on race, gender, politics and the media."

Manning, 29, was released in May from a U.S. military prison in Kansas where she had been serving time for passing secrets to the WikiLeaks website in the biggest breach of classified data in the history of the United States.

Spicer served as President-for-now Donald Trump's (R-Crooked) first press secretary prevaricator, bursting onto the public stage in January with a scolding rant against reporters, accusing them of lowballing the size of the Inauguration Day crowd. He was frequently parodied on "Saturday Night Live."

A former functionary for the Republican National Committee, Spicer left the White House this summer, amid a shuffling of staff that included the brief tenure of former hedge fund executive Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.



Melania Trump stands beside President-for-now Donald Trump as they depart the White House in Washington on their way to view storm damage in Fla., Sept.14, 2017.
Photo by Kevin Lamarque


Evidence Of 'Night Parrot'


A feather from one of the most elusive birds in the world has been found in South Australia, the first proof in more than a century that it lives there, wildlife experts said Thursday.

The "night parrot" ranks among the world's rarest avian species and was thought extinct until an intrepid Australian naturalist provided photo evidence of one in Queensland state in 2013.

It has since also been spotted in Western Australia.

The expert behind the Queensland sighting, John Young, and fellow ecologist Keith Bellchambers from the Australian Wildlife Conservancy have now shown it is also in South Australia.

The pair found a feather from the small, yellowish-green bird in the nest of a zebra finch around remote Lake Eyre while following up on blurry images from a camera trap in the area.



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Mugshot Illustrates Definition Of 'Rape'

Brock Turner

The mugshot of Brock Turner, the student who was convicted of sexual assault and served half of a six-month sentence, has appeared in a criminal justice textbook in a reference to "rape".

The former Stanford University student was released from jail a year ago after serving three months. At the time, there was intense criticism of what was considered a lenient sentence, handed to him by Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky.

Many claimed that Turner was treated in such a way because he attended an elite university. The case was also notable for the powerful victim impact statement read out in court, detailing the impact the January 2015 attack had on her.

It has now been reported that Turner, who was initially indicted for rape but charged and convicted of sexual assault, has appeared in a college textbook - his face next to an entry and a definition of "rape".

The textbook, Introduction to Criminal Justice, second edition, by Callie Marie Rennsion, shows the Stanford swimmer-turned mugshot next to an entry that defines rape.

Brock Turner


Storm damage in Marco Island, Fla., where Hurricane Irma made landfall.
Photo by Holly Bailey


Massive War Games On NATO's Eastern Flank


Russia on Thursday began huge joint military exercises with Belarus along the European Union's eastern flank in a show of strength that has rattled nervous NATO members.

Named Zapad-2017 (West-2017), the manoeuvres are scheduled to last until September 20. They are being conducted on the territory of Moscow's closest ally Belarus, in Russia's European exclave of Kaliningrad and in its frontier Pskov and Leningrad regions.

Russia's defence ministry insisted the manoeuvres were "of a strictly defensive nature and are not directed against any other state or group of countries."

But NATO claims Russia has kept it in the dark and could be massively underreporting the scale of the exercises, which some of the alliance's eastern members say involves more than 100,000 servicemen.

The war games come with tensions between Russia and NATO at their highest since the Cold War due to the Kremlin's meddling in Ukraine and the US-led alliance bolstering its forces in eastern Europe.



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Three female former employees of Google filed a lawsuit on Thursday accusing the tech company of discriminating against women in pay and promotions.

Brought on behalf of all women working at Google, the class action suit alleges that the company "systematically" pays women less than men for "substantially similar" work - a violation of California law, which mandates equal pay in that situation.

Women at Google face diminished career prospects compared to their male counterparts, the suit alleges, saying the company has a record of "keeping women in job ladders and levels with lower compensation ceilings and advancement opportunities" while "promoting fewer women and promoting women more slowly" than comparable men.

"I have come forward to correct a pervasive problem of gender bias at Google", Kelly Ellis, a former Google software engineer who is one of the plaintiffs said in a press release. "It is time to stop ignoring these issues in tech."

According to the lawsuit, Ms Ellis was consistently paid less than male coworkers with similar backgrounds. It says she was hired at a lower pay level than a male team member who had comparable experience and that, by the time she was promoted to the next rung of the pay scale, "her male counterparts were on their way to even higher levels and compensation for similar work, ensuring that she could never catch up on the gender pay gap".



A store window remained boarded up after Hurricane Irma in Clearwater, Fla.
Photo by Holly Bailey


Confronts White Supremacists


No longer are planet-destroying extra-terrestrials or billionaire evil geniuses the villains: Superman, the DC Comics superhero, has a new mission protecting hard-working immigrants from white supremacist bullies.

In the latest edition of the "Action Comics" series, which has published Superman's adventures since 1938, the "Man of Steel" intervenes to stop an out-of-work factory worker as he is about to kill some immigrants.

Wearing a blue work shirt and red-white-and-blue bandana, the moustachioed cartoon villain embodies all the cliches of the poor blue-collar American.

Gun in hand, he threatens veiled women and rails at Hispanic workers, accusing them of stealing his job.

"You work cheap, don't speak English so you can't talk back or even ask for a penny more. You cost me my job! My livelihood! For that… you pay!" he says, as he opens fire.



Reveals Mathematical Concept's Origins

Ancient Text

Scientists have found the earliest recorded usage of a zero, marking a historical turning point in mathematics and society.

The Bodleian Libraries at Oxford University announced the discovery from an ancient Indian mathematical document called the Bakhshali manuscript, which was discovered in the late 1800s in what is now Pakistan but has recently been reanalyzed. The text, which is littered with zeroes, has been dated to between 200 and 400 BCE, placing it about 500 years earlier than the next known use of the mathematical symbol.

"This isn't some sort of theoretical text, it seems to be a practical document that is being used by merchants to do calculations," mathematics professor Marcus du Sautoy said in a video from Oxford. Those calculations, which include dots that are supposed to be zeroes, were made on dozens of birch bark leaves. Although previous civilizations had previously identified the concept of nothingness and had symbols to represent that concept, it is different from this text on which someone was performing mathematical calculations with a zero, using a symbol that evolved into its own number and became the doughnut-shaped character we know today.

"This becomes the birth of the concept of zero in its own right," the professor said. It shows the ability of ancient people "to conceive of the void, to conceive of the infinite."

The entire history of the zero's invention is still unclear, but the library notes that what is now clear is that it happened before the ninth century, the time when a zero was made on a temple wall in Gwalior, India. Before the Bakhshali manuscript discovery, experts had thought that temple inscription was the first written proof of the number's existence.

Ancient Text



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