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Monday, July 3, 2017

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Today in History

1775
George Washington takes command of the Continental Army.
1790
In Paris, the Marquis de Condorcet proposes granting civil rights to women.
1844
American ambassador Caleb Cushing successfully negotiates a commercial treaty with China.
1863
Confederate forces attack the center of the Union line at Gettysburg, but fail to break it.
1878
John Wise flies the first dirigible in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
1901
The Wild Bunch, led by Butch Cassidy, commits its last American robbery near Wagner, Montana, taking $65,000 from a Great Northern train.
1903
The first cable across the Pacific Ocean is spliced between Honolulu, Midway, Guam and Manila.
1944
The U.S. First Army opens a general offensive to break out of the hedgerow area of Normandy, France.
1945
U.S. troops land at Balikpapan and take Sepinggan airfield on Borneo in the Pacific.
1950
U.S. carrier-based planes attack airfields in the Pyongyang-Chinnampo area of North Korea in the first air-strike of the Korean War.
1954
Food rationing ends in Great Britain almost nine years after the end of World War II.
1962
Jackie Robinson becomes the first African American to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
1967
North Vietnamese soldiers attack South Vietnam’s only producing coal mine at Nong Son.

The Surprising Positive Power of Walking

Many things leap to mind when someone mentions walking: fitness, fun, fresh air, relaxation, friends and maybe your most comfortable pair of shoes. But a word that rarely arises is “power”.

Poverty is not a personal choice

As the Senate prepares to modify its version of the health care bill, now is a good time to back up and examine why we as a nation are so divided about providing health care, especially to the poor. 

Minneapolis Just Adopted a $15 Minimum Wage in a Landslide Vote

Will women vote for women in 2018?

The 2018 elections promise to be the “Year of the Woman,” with more women planning to step into local, state and federal elections than ever before. 
More than two dozen women who have been sexually harassed while seeking venture capital investment for their tech startups in California’s Silicon Valley.

Black Mississippi student forced to share valedictorian title

Jasmine Shepard was the top of her class and had the highest GPA, but her Mississippi high school forced her to “share” the title with students whose GPAs were lower.

Twitter working to flag Dumbass Trump's tweets

Twitter is looking to actively take on “fake news” by adding a feature that would allow users to flag tweets deemed misleading or harmful.
Most Americans have demanded Twitter delete the Dumbass' account for his abuse, bullying, lies and this is a first step to muting the asshole ... a simple deletion and banning would work faster and more permanently but this will give the power to users to note what is fake and what is real news.

NRA Video Is Fuel For U.S. Extremists

The new NRA ad has been compared to an extremist recruitment video by terrorism experts.

Three years after declaring a 'caliphate' ISIL is failing

“Three years after the ‘caliphate’ was declared, it is evident that the group’s governance project has failed.” 

Opioids Are Made in China and Arrive Directly at Your Doorstep

The 'Dark Web' has made sales of recreational drugs safer

Dark-web drug transactions increased 50 percent between 2013—the year the FBI shut down the Silk Road—and January 2016, according to a new report from the United Nations.
The Silk Road may be dead, but the dark web drug economy is very much alive.

'Conduct that Shocks the Conscience'

17 Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

The Cure they aren't telling you about?

Climate change linked to spread of deadly parasite Rat Lungworm

Scientists have linked climate change to the rise in deadly heat waves and lyme disease-carrying ticks, and now environmental factors may be to blame for one more startling impact: a predicted rise in cases of rat lungworm, a brain-infecting parasite.

Paleontologists finally know what this ancient armored reptile looked like

A lot can happen in 241 million years. Dinosaurs can rise and fall, and so can the Earth itself. Take Switzerland: In the past 241 million years it went from being beachfront property to a mountainous skier's heaven dotted with chalets.
In that ground-breaking change, remnants of the past got elevated along with the Alps, stranding seashells and other fossils on mountain peaks and leaving a scattered record for paleontologists trying to piece together what life on Earth used to look like.

Meet the bug whose bite is so bad that all you can do is lay down and scream

The scariest wasp on the planet is called the “Tarantula Hawk”– a name that sounds more like a super-villain than an insect that naturally occurs in nature.
The nasty little bug gets its name from its food of choice, tarantulas. That’s right, this thing actually goes around hunting those terrifying spiders.
The sting from a Tarantula Hawk is so painful that the recommended treatment is to lay down and scream. Thankfully, the creature doesn’t come in contact with humans too often, though they are common in the southern United States. They generally only sting when provoked, and the pain, while crippling, subsides rather quickly.
At two-inches-long, the blue-black demon is one of the bigger wasps you’ll ever encounter. In 1989, New Mexico named it their state insect.
There’s a good chance that the sting might send the area around the bite into numbness. But, just be thankful that you’re not a tarantula, or you’d end up paralyzed and being eaten alive by was larvae.

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