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Flying near Big Bear Lake, California


The White House’s list of 78 supposedly under-reported terrorist attacks omits right-wing violence

  • The White House on Monday released a list of terrorist attacks in support of Trump’s otherwise unsupported claim the media is deliberately suppressing information about “radical Islamic terrorists.”
  • The list, which includes 78 attacks from September 2014 to December 2016, contains numerous attacks that were widely covered, including the massacres in San Bernardino, California; Paris; and Orlando, Florida. 
  • It also includes numerous attacks in which no fatalities were reported.
  • But there was also a glaring omission: Attacks like white supremacist Dylan Roof’s assault on Charleston, South Carolina’s Emanuel AME Church. Read more

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It’s been a year since Ray Britain lay on the floor of the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, Calif., feeling the vibrations of the gun shots.

He remembers that “constant tremble,” he says, the ringing in his ears, the shell casings — “a rainbow of shell casings” — flying from the gun, and the looks of shock on his coworkers’ faces.

It’s been a year since Britain survived what was then considered the deadliest terrorist attack in the United States since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks: Fourteen people killed and 22 wounded. But he can remember all of it like it was yesterday.

“The dreams keep a lot of it real,” Britain says. “There’re certain things I wish I could just forget, but unfortunately, they just keep popping up.”

San Bernardino Shooting’s Signs Have Faded, But Memories Remain Piercing

Photos: Nathan Rott/NPR

It’s #TrilobiteTuesday! The 518 million year old Latham Shale, located near the heart of the imposing Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County, California, represents one of the finest Lower Cambrian outcrops in North America. Found within its rust-colored limestone layers are a variety of rare trilobite species, including an intriguing assortment of Olenellid types. Taken together with the other assembled fauna, these trilobites provide an unparalleled view of what a typical reef-filled offshore environment may have been like at this early stage of life’s development on earth. Housed within the often inhospitable Marble Mountains, the Latham Shale’s rich deposits have so-far produced evidence of 12 different trilobite species, such as Bristolia insolens (photo) and Olenellus fremonti, which when preserved as complete examples can range between two and five inches in length. Learn more about trilobites. 

Halite with Nahcolite

Okay, halite is salt, but for one thing, it is just as legitimate a mineral as any other, even if you CAN eat it (not this though - it contains bacteria so don’t lick it!). This batch of gorgeous halite specimens was mined last year in California, and they are REALLY distinctive. Look at the amazingly fine structure of the crystals (to 2.3 cm) and beautiful bright pink color! But more than that, they have this wonderful contrast with a uniquely new matrix covered with minute nahcolite.

Locality:  Searles Lake, San Bernardino Co., California, USA