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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

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Today in History

The Declaration of Independence is first printed by John Dunlop in Philadelphia.
A Spanish army repels the British during their attempt to retake Buenos Aires, Argentina.
U.S. troops under Jacob Brown defeat a superior British force at Chippewa, Canada.
The German government begins curtailing freedom of the press after German Democrats advocate a revolt against Austrian rule.
British naval forces bombard Dingai on Zhoushan Island in China and occupy it.
Federal troops occupy Vicksburg, Mississippi and distribute supplies to the citizens.
Andrew Beard is issued a patent for the rotary engine.
Marshal Henri Petain’s Vichy government breaks off diplomatic relations with Great Britain.
German troops reach the Dnieper River in the Soviet Union.
The Battle of Kursk, the largest tank battle in history, begins.
The Japanese garrison on Numfoor, New Guinea, tries to counterattack but is soon beaten back by U.S. forces.
American forces engage the North Koreans for the first time at Osan, South Korea.

Testing Mobility in Medieval Armor

Jean II le Meingre Boucicaut (c.1366-1421) was a French knight of high renown in his own day. Aside from his chivalrous comportment, he was famous for his mastery of the physical demands of fighting in full plate armor.
A description of Boucicaut's physical conditioning program survives to this day. To test its effectiveness and the practicality of wearing full armor, Daniel Jacquet performed those exercises and more while wearing a 58-pound suit of armor. He jumped on a horse, ran, chopped wood, did cartwheels, and more. And although Boucicaut did not call for it, at the end of the video, Jacquet danced to Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel" in the steel suit.

You may never have to have a root canal again with this new technology

Root canals are potentially painful, take days to get over and they can cost a pretty penny, especially if you don’t have dental insurance. But now ...

Why The Most Popular Map Of The World Is Incredibly Inaccurate

The most common global map in the world is the Mercator projection. It's used everywhere from classrooms to Google Maps. But because it tries to take a round object and make it flat, it is also incredibly misleading.

Incredible Photos Of The Old Closes And Streets Of Glasgow From Between 1868 And 1877

Photographs of slum areas in the old part of Glasgow before urban renewal took place.

You can buy a ‘ghost town’ in Colorado on Craigslist for $350,000

You can buy a ‘ghost town’ in Colorado on Craigslist for $350,000

Universal Basic Income would deter job-killing automation

Since leaving SEIU in 2010, Andy Stern has been studying the changing nature of work in America with the same spirit of innovation and future-thinking.

Murder ‘does not meet threshold for loan forgiveness’

According to DeOliveira-Longinetti, who co-signed her late son's loans, she has made 18 payments of $180 per month to the state of New Jersey. She still has 92 to go.

10 economic obstacles that are keeping Generation X from getting ahead

You hear a lot about millennials being in a tight spot financially, but less about the generation sandwiched between them and the baby boomers: Generation X.

Young and Homeless

How the Hedge Fund Billionaires Get Away With Obscene Tax Avoidance

Judge Decimates the Wingnuts’ 'Religious Freedom' Concept – Strikes Down Mississippi Law

Judge Reeves noted that “the title, history and text of the law showed it to be the State’s attempt to put LGBT citizens in their place."…

Get a sex change, then you can pee

Under the compromise, you can only pee if you get a sex change

American veterans are no longer heroes because of single mothers who wear pants

Orlando pastor: American veterans are no longer heroes because of single mothers who wear pants
More noise from the lunatic fringe.

Angry man fires gun at child for disturbing him with fireworks

A 45-year-old Greenfield, Wisconsin man is being charged after a terrified child called police on 10 p.m. Saturday.

Man's suspected drug lab that led to HAZMAT investigation was elaborate pot-smoking device

Police in Scottsdale, Arizona, arrested a 35-year-old man on Thursday after finding what they initally thought was a drug lab in his apartment. Police said Samuel J. Oliphant had designed and built a "very complex and elaborate" system inside his apartment for the purpose of smoking marijuana.
Staff at the apartment complex, Optima Sonoran Village, noticed a "strong and unusual odour" coming from Oliphant's apartment on Thursday and contacted police. Authorities went inside and found what they thought was some type of drug lab set-up and marijuana.
Because of how the lab was designed, they had the Hazardous Materials Team respond to dismantle it. "Further investigation revealed that the apparent lab was actually a very complex and elaborate system designed and built ... as a device to smoke illegal drugs," according to Scottsdale Sgt. Ben Hoster.

Oliphant was arrested and booked into jail for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and an outstanding warrant. Police commended the apartment staff for contacting them. "They observed something that did not look right and contacted the authorities," said Officer Kevin Watts, spokesman for Scottsdale Police Department. No one was hurt.

Man wearing skeleton costume stole erectile dysfunction drugs

Three men, one wearing a skeleton costume, burgled two pharmacies in Dadeville, Alabama, on June 25 stealing thousands of dollars' worth of erectile dysfunction medication.
Dadeville police have released images of the suspects in hopes of identifying them. The burglaries took place at Lakeshore Pharmacy and Lake Martin Pharmacy at between 2am and 3am on Saturday, police said. The suspects gained entry to the pharmacies by breaking or removing the glass front entry doors.
At Lakeshore Pharmacy, two of the suspects waited outside the drive-through window watching while a third suspect, dressed in black, crawled through the store with a duffle bag. No items were taken from the store, according to the pharmacy, but the suspects caused more than $2,000 in damage to the store. The suspects used the same tactic when breaking into Lake Martin Pharmacy.
The pharmacy reported $3,200 worth of Cialis pills for erectile dysfunction were taken along with $250 worth of miscellaneous prescription drugs. Suspects were last seen leaving in an unknown make/model vehicle just before a Dadeville Police Unit responded to an alarm call at the pharmacies. A $,1000 reward is being offered to anyone that can identify the persons wanted in connection to these burglaries.

12-year-old girl allegedly stole grandmother's car and led police on 40-mile high-speed chase

A dramatic car chase through a Texas town has been captured on dashcam after a 12-year-old girl allegedly took her grandmother's car for a spin. The young girl reportedly went on the high-speed drive in Montgomery County during an attempt to see her boyfriend on Thursday at about 5.30pm, all while her five-year-old sister was in the car.
In the hair-raising footage police follow the car driving on the wrong side of the road and traveling on the shoulder of the motorway. The pre-teen narrowly squeezed between two vehicles and weaves around the traffic and raced through red lights. Speeds reached up to 118 miles per hour. Authorities also claimed that during the chase the car hit two or three other vehicles.
"The vehicle being pursued hit multiple vehicles resulting in minor damage and no injuries, thank goodness," said Jim Napolitano from the Montgomery Police Department. "I am amazed no one was killed or seriously injured," Montgomery County attorney, J D Labright said. The grandmother had alerted authorities thinking the girls had been kidnapped and the car stolen. "We didn't know what it was," Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Captain R D Silvio said.

"It was later determined that the kids were the ones who had taken the car." When an officer tried to stop the vehicle the car allegedly sped away. Police pursued the girl for about 40 miles before the car was disabled through its onboard security system. The younger girl in the car was scared following the incident. "Went right into the arms of our officer when it was over," Chief Jim Napolitano said. The 12-year-old is due to appear in court on Tuesday and will remain in custody until then. She has been charged with theft of property over $30,000 and other charges are pending.

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