Here are 11 lesser-known facts about Guy Fawkes

Here are 11 lesser-known facts about Guy Fawkes

International Business Times

Guy Fawkes is synonymous with the fifth of November, but there’s much more to the story. While most people know Fawkes was a Catholic who conspired to blow up the Protestant-ran House of Parliament –and England’s King James I– there is much more to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. To find out some lesser known facts…

St. Louis suburb funds itself by increasing nuisance ticketing on black homes by 495 percent: lawsuit

St. Louis suburb funds itself by increasing nuisance ticketing on black homes by 495 percent: lawsuit

David Edwards A small suburb of St. Louis where 95 percent of residents are black has allegedly found a new source of revenue by increasing municipal citations by 495 percent since 2010, a lawsuit claimed this week. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the Institute for Justice’s office filed a lawsuit seeking class action status

Morning Joe hosts scorch Ben Carson: Does he think Noah built the Eiffel Tower, too?

Morning Joe hosts scorch Ben Carson: Does he think Noah built the Eiffel Tower, too?

Bethania Palma Markus The Morning Joe crew found themselves wondering about Ben Carson’s worldviews after learning the 2016 candidate still believes that the biblical figure Joseph built the pyramids in Egypt to store grain. Carson’s theory first came to light when Buzzfeed found a video of his commencement speech at Andrews University, in which he said,

Fox & Friends aghast after Quentin Tarantino dares to ‘blame white supremacy for police brutality’

Fox & Friends aghast after Quentin Tarantino dares to ‘blame white supremacy for police brutality’

David Edwards Fox & Friends on Thursday expressed outrage that filmmaker Quentin Tarantino linked police brutality to white supremacy. During an interview with MSNBC on Wednesday,Tarantino responded to controversy that ensued after he attended an anti-police brutality rally in New York City and called some cops “murderers.” “I was under the impression I was an

Labs make new, dangerous synthetic cannabinoid drugs faster than we can ban them

Labs make new, dangerous synthetic cannabinoid drugs faster than we can ban them

The Conversation XLR-11, PB-22, AB-FUBINACA, MAB-CHMINACA, 5F-AMB. These are the cryptic and sometimes unpronounceable names of the most dangerous drugs you’ve never heard of. They are responsible for kidney injury, psychosis, seizures, coma and death. For instance, AB-FUBINACA was responsible for a spate of recent poisonings at Wesleyan University. And MAB-CHMINACA was associated with more

‘Iron ass’ Dick Cheney says Bush Sr. describing him as a power-hungry warmonger is a compliment

‘Iron ass’ Dick Cheney says Bush Sr. describing him as a power-hungry warmonger is a compliment

Bethania Palma Markus Controversial former Vice President Dick Cheney brushed off criticism by George H.W. Bush, who said in a new biography that members of his son’s administration damaged the reputation of the United States. Bush Senior’s comments were made in a new biography about the 41st president, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey Of George

Christian pregnancy centers freak out after California turns tables and forces them to disclose abortion rights

Christian pregnancy centers freak out after California turns tables and forces them to disclose abortion rights

David Edwards For years, conservatives have been placing roadblocks to make it harder for women to get an abortion, but the state of California has turned the tables, forcing Christian pregnancy crisis centers to notify women of their reproductive rights. NPR reported this week that a number of so-called pregnancy crisis centers were suing the

Right-wing extremists are ‘prepping’ for revolution by infiltrating fire departments — and it may be working

Right-wing extremists are ‘prepping’ for revolution by infiltrating fire departments — and it may be working

Travis Gettys The Oath Keepers are tired of being marginalized as “militia members” — so the pro-gun militia group is planning to carry their anti-government message into local government institutions to conscript unsuspecting neighbors into their yearned-for revolution. The group’s founder, Stewart Rhodes, outlined the plan Aug. 29 at the group’s “Appalachian summit” in Gilbert,