Elsewhere for July 9, 2017

You should read this for 7/9/2017:

Thomas Jefferson’s Enslaved Mistress Sally Hemings’ Living Quarters FoundThomas Jefferson’s Enslaved Mistress Sally Hemings’ Living Quarters Found “ Archeologists have excavated an area of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello mansion that has astounded even the most experienced social scientists: The living quarters of Sally Hemings, the enslaved mistress of Jefferson, who, historians believe, gave birth to six of Jefferson’s children.”

Justice Department’s Corporate Crime Watchdog Resigns, Saying Trump Makes It Impossible To Do Job “One of the Justice Department’s top corporate crime watchdogs has resigned, declaring that she cannot enforce ethics laws against companies while, she asserts, her own bosses in the Trump administration have been engaging in conduct that she said she would never tolerate in corporations.

Hui Chen — a former Pfizer and Microsoft lawyer who also was a federal prosecutor — had been the department’s compliance counsel. She left the department in June and broke her silence about her move in a recent LinkedIn post that sounded an alarm about the Trump administration’s behavior.”

No, NASA is not hiding kidnapped children on Mars “The situation for human beings on Mars is dire, and not just because the red planet’s atmosphere is mostly carbon dioxide and the average temperature is -81 degrees. There’s also the issue of the child-trafficking ring operating in secret on the planet 33.9 million miles from earth, according to a guest on the Alex Jones Show.”

According to a lawsuit (PDF) filed Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Justice, craft retailer Hobby Lobby illegally imported thousands of Iraqi artifacts, intentionally mislabeled them and lied about their origins. “According to a lawsuit (PDF) filed Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Justice, craft retailer Hobby Lobby illegally imported thousands of Iraqi artifacts, intentionally mislabeled them and lied about their origins.” See also The Atlantic: Hobby Lobby Purchased Thousands of Ancient Artifacts Smuggled Out of Iraq. Keep in mind that the money they paid for their stolen loot likely funded terrorists. And they’re looted, so there’s no context for them, no provenance, no record of what goes with what, and what level and era they’re from in terms of the actual site or sites.

Via NPR: Why You Should Think Twice About Those DNA-By-Mail Results “‘Race,’ Marks writes, ‘is not the discovery of difference; it is the imposition of difference.’ Inequality comes about because of unequal conditions imposed upon different groups of people through economic and cultural forces.”

Via The New York Times: Did Amelia Earhart Survive? A Found Photo Offers a Theory, but No Proof The photo, which History said was found in the National Archives by a retired federal agent named Les Kinney, appears to show a tall, trousers-wearing, short-haired woman seated on a dock in Jaluit, an atoll in the Marshall Islands, with her back to the camera.
It also appears to show Mr. Noonan [Earhart’s navigator] and maybe even the Electra itself, on a barge off in the distance.

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