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Marco Rubio's Talking Point About Banning Assault Rifles Did Not Go Over The Way He Intended


Marco Rubio's Talking Point About Banning Assault Rifles Did Not Go Over The Way He Intended
At a CNN town hall with the Stoneman Douglas community, Senator Marco Rubio tried to score a rhetorical point by saying "you would literally have to ban every semi-automatic rifle" if you wanted to get around assault weapon loopholes. Did he expect the crowd to gasp in horror? They cheered.
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gunzel: Word of the day for February 23, 2018

gunzel , n :
(Australia) A railway or tram enthusiast; particularly (formerly derogatory) one who is overly enthusiastic or foolish. (Australia, by extension) An enthusiast or geek with a specific interest. […] The film Trainspotting was released in the United Kingdom on this day in 1996.

Wikipedia article of the day for February 23, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for February 23, 2018 is A Cure for Pokeritis.
A Cure for Pokeritis is an American short silent film starring John Bunny and Flora Finch, released on February 23, 1912. A domestic comedy, it depicts a woman who stops her husband's gambling habit by having her cousin stage a fake police raid on his weekly poker game. It was one of many shorts produced by Vitagraph Studios, whose popularity made Bunny and Finch early film stars. Although its style of humor is dated, it is a historically important representative of its period and genre. The film was an early example of efforts to move beyond the conventions of stage plays: during the police raid, action took place in both the foreground and the background, with the actors moving between them. This cinematography technique improved the realism and pacing of the scene. A Cure for Pokeritis may be the first depiction of poker in film. Like Cassius Marcellus Coolidge's Dogs Playing Poker paintings, it reflects the early 20th-century perception of the game as a male-dominated social vice.

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Wikipedia article of the day for February 22, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for February 22, 2018 is Æthelflæd.
Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians (c. 870 – 918), ruled Mercia in the English Midlands from 911 until her death. The oldest daughter of King Alfred the Great of Wessex, she married Æthelred, Lord of the Mercians, who ruled western Mercia when the eastern part was occupied by the Vikings. After her husband's death, she ruled Mercia and played a leading role in recovering southern England from the Vikings in cooperation with her brother, King Edward the Elder. She fortified many towns, sent an army to capture Derby, and secured the surrender of Leicester without a fight. The Viking leaders of York offered her their loyalty, but she died before she could take up the offer. Her daughter Ælfwynn briefly ruled Mercia, but was seized by Edward, who took her into Wessex and brought Mercia under his direct rule. Historians disagree whether Mercia was an independent kingdom under Æthelred and Æthelflæd, but they agree that Æthelflæd played an important part in ending Viking rule in England. As a rare English warrior queen, and a successful one, she has captivated Medieval and modern writers.

Floods Completely Submerged A Forest Path In Crystal Clear Water And It's One Of The Coolest Things We've Seen In A While


Floods Completely Submerged A Forest Path In Crystal Clear Water And It's One Of The Coolest Things We've Seen In A While
We can't really explain why the water is so incredibly clear, but this video from the Rio de Prata ecological preserve in Brazil is simply spectacular.
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