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Sweet Carolina23 Where does this Carolina defense rank as opposed to last season? Seems to me they’re so much worse than last year. They have to be at the bottom of all categories.close
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TIL An Air Canada flight was asked by Australian authorities to investigate an emergency beacon. The plane, with 270 people, flew at 4000 feet as crew and passengers used binoculars to locate a stranded sailor, who was later rescued by police. The flight landed safely in Sydney, 90 minutes delayed.
Air Canada flight helps locate sailor off Australian coast - World - CBC News
Australian authorities are thanking the crew of an Air Canada flight for helping to locate a sailor whose yacht lost its mast, leaving him in distress off the country's east coast.
TIL in 1974 the U.S. National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals advised, "no new [prisons] should be built and existing institutions for juveniles should be closed...There is overwhelming evidence that [prisons] create crime rather than prevent it."
d's review of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Mainstream criminologists predicted the end of prisons in the 1970s, when there were only 350,000 people in American prisons compared to 2 million today. In fact, a 1974 recommendation by the U.S. National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals suggested, "no new institutions should be built and existing institutions for juveniles should be closed...the prison, the reformatory and the jail have achieved record of failure. There is overwhelming evidence that these instit
TIL that Big Bird was invited to be on board the Challenger Shuttle to encourage children to learn about space. He did not accept the invitation and the Challenger Shuttle exploded after its launch.
TIL - In 1919, Ford wanted to use extra profits to raise employee wages and employ more people. Dodge sued them, saying a corporation's only responsibility is to increase shareholder value. This set the precedent for current US corporate law.