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From the QT Archive of Knowledge

+ Wisconsin drivers ran over 18 bald eagles in 1999.
+ Stars scream when they fall into black holes.

QT loud guy at the end of the bar update


News Headline: “Winston Churchill’s grandson calls Trump a ‘daft twerp.’ ” 
We leave it to the British to find a more refined way to say  “f–king moron.” 
Or we can go to the French and “crétin fini.”
Or. . . .

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We have seen the present, and it does not work


Cambridge University
will offer trigger warnings for Shakespeare’s works because some passages might offend students or make them uncomfortable.

Frontiers of science


News Headline: “Drinking beer may lead to mental clarity, study says.”
News Headline: “Study suggests alcohol can boost foreign-language skills.”
Mais ouis, bien sûr.
And keep up the good work, researchers!

QT Planetary Defense Coordination Office

News Headline: “Number of undiscovered near-Earth asteroids revised downward.”
This may not include Asteroid 2017 TD6 , which was discovered today as it passed today between Earth and the moon.
Or two other asteroids discovered this week as they passed between Earth and the moon.
Or a total of six asteroids discovered so far this month as they passed between Earth and the moon.
Or. . . .

GovernMania MMVII


News Headline: “Trump again rages. . . .”
News Headline: “Trump again blames. . . .”
News Headline: “Trump again boasts. . . .”
There will be no World Congress on Pain in 2017.
So no help there, either.

In other news. . . .


News Item:
“. . . would be the end of civilization as we know it. . . .”
But is there a downside?

A sight to see


News Headline:
“Trump proclaims ‘National Character Counts Week.’ ”
There is no video.
Otherwise, we might want to experience this in IMAX.

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


News Item:
“. . . Too often, parents have no inclination of what’s going on in their child’s mind. . . .”
News Item: “. . . which offers no inclination of what that might mean for cities. . . .”
K.R., a Baltimore reader, leans toward “indication.”
And Mary Molnar, an Evanston, Ill., reader, wants to know when heated car seats became “automotive seat climate systems,”  and when can we have have heated car seats back?
And. . . .

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Day 266, America held hostage


News Headline: “Trump ending subsidies that help low-income Americans purchase health insurance.”
Finally, a way to deal with the problem of the poor.
Kill them.