Some people are "traditionalists", some people enjoy regional fare, some stick with family/ethnic favorites, and others are expanding the spectrum of Thanksgiving dinner. What are you making?
Open mike night #2: on the now-defunct thread about SSNs, I responded to a post about issuance of a federal identity card. The closure of that thread precluded any further discussion, but I think it's warranted. Grab those thinking caps one more time, kids. read more
For years the standard story was that hunter-gatherers from Siberia crossed on foot when the glaciers retreated enough, at the end of the last ice age, to open an ice-free corridor.
And people did cover Beringia on foot when such a route opened up. But they probably weren't First Americans. Think of them as ... Second Americans, perhaps.
Thanks to a growing body of archaeological and genetic evidence, researchers publishing today in Science say it's increasingly likely that the first humans to arrive in the Americas followed a coastal route, making the most of marine resources on a "kelp highway" that spanned the edge of the north Pacific from Asia to North America. And they made this journey well before glaciers retreated to open the traditional Beringia overland route.
Open mike night on the DR. The argument has been made that new, tailored gun control laws are in order because our current laws (including reporting of purchases, etc..) are inadequate. Put on your thinking caps, kids?
In a shocking development Saturday, the Saudi Arabian government arrested prominent billionaire Waleed bin Talal, a member of the royal Saudi family with deep ties to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Arrests were carried out by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's recently-formed anti-corruption committee and included bin Talal, ten senior princes, and dozens of ministers for corruption and money laundering charges.
Known as "The Warren Buffet of the Gulf", bin Talal -- one of the world's richest people -- is a notorious figure in American politics with deep ties to both Obama and Clinton.