January 11, 2017

TIL The Riot Act was an actual law

In 1714, the Riot Act was passed in England. This act allowed local authorities to decide that any gathered group of twelve or more people constituted a “riotous assembly”. At that point, the official would read them the Riot Act, and if they failed to disperse within an hour, they could be arrested.

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January 9, 2017

November 28, 2016

What this country needs is more free speech worth listening to.

Hansell B. Duckett

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November 22, 2016

November 17, 2016

November 16, 2016

I logged into my ICQ account today, just for the heck of it. When I looked in “Groups”, the top one was a huge Trump supporter group. I guess the reason we didn’t know he had such a huge base of supporters is because they were all hiding out on ICQ.

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October 17, 2016

September 26, 2016

Fracking causes earthquakes

Observations that unequivocally link seismicity and wastewater injection are scarce. Here we show that wastewater injection in eastern Texas causes uplift, detectable in radar interferometric data up to >8 kilometers from the wells.

We infer that an increase of >1 megapascal in pore pressure in rocks with low compressibility triggers earthquakes, including the 4.8–moment magnitude event that occurred on 17 May 2012, the largest earthquake recorded in eastern Texas

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