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Thursday, July 7, 2016

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Today in History

A Spanish force invading Georgia runs headlong into the colony’s British defenders. The battle decides the fate of a colony.
American troops give up Fort Ticonderoga, on Lake Champlain, to the British.
Benjamin Rush, Richard Allen and Absalom Jones found the Non-denominational African Church.
Thomas Paine defends the principal of universal suffrage at the Constitutional Convention in Paris.
Napoleon Bonaparte‘s army begins its march towards Cairo from Alexandria.
Czar Alexander meets with Napoleon Bonaparte.
Sir Walter Scott’s novel Waverly is published anonymously so as not to damage his reputation as a poet.
After defeating Napoleon at Waterloo, the victorious Allies march into Paris.
Japan opens its ports to trade with the West after 250 years of isolation.
Confederate General Robert E. Lee, in Hagerstown, Maryland, reports his defeat at Gettysburg to President Jefferson Davis.
Afrikaans is recognized as one of the official languages of South Africa, along with English and Dutch.
Christopher Stone becomes the first British ‘disc jockey’ when he plays records for the BBC.
Although a neutral country, the United States sends troops to occupy Iceland to keep it out of Germany’s hands.
Adolf Hitler makes the V-2 missile program a top priority in armament planning.
The U.S. Marine Corps launches Operation Hasting to drive the North Vietnamese Army back across the Demilitarized Zone in Vietnam.
The first U.S. units to withdraw from South Vietnam leave Saigon.
Sandra Day O’Connor becomes the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court.

Couple married in ambulance after groom started to feel a bit faint

A couple in Madrid, Spain, married inside an ambulance after the groom started to feel a bit faint at their weekend wedding. The happy couple were supposed to get married on Saturday at a city administrative building, but suddenly the 50-year-old groom, who suffers from hypertension, started to feel ill outside the building. It was reported that the man was feeling dizzy and sick. Family members called for an ambulance and at first paramedics waited to see if his condition would improve. But when it didn’t, they decided to take him to hospital. But despite his condition, the groom insisted that he marry his bride in the ambulance before going to the hospital.
“The man felt a bit overwhelmed. I told him that they could get married another day, but he insisted. The truth is that the paramedics told me that it wasn’t a serious case and the transfer to the hospital could be delayed for a few minutes,” said Madrid councilwoman Esther Gómez.
So Gómez hopped into the ambulance and performed the civil ceremony with the wedding guests looking on through the ambulance door. “Usually I read them a poem, but in this case I was only limited to reading the articles of the civil code,” she said. They even threw rice and shouted “long live the newlyweds” once all the official documents had been signed. The groom was then taken to hospital to recover.

Service workers reveal epic stories of karmic retribution for rude customers

Working in the service industry isn’t easy. Whether the barista behind the Starbucks counter, the fast food worker at the drive-thru or retail worker helping customers, all must deal with irate customers.

Gardening with Bras

With proper tending, Nature's bounty can grow almost anywhere. In this case, her fruits swell out of bra cups.
Members of the Maple Village Women's Institute in Surbiton, Surrey, UK converted 20 bras into planters. They hung the bras along railings on a public road in town. The purpose of the project is to promote sustainable gardening everywhere. People can have gardens, even if they don't have a yard. The Surrey Comet quotes Kelly Woods, the president of the organization, about how to make your own bra garden:
She said: “Obviously the bigger the bra the more you can fit in it. We have put flowers in ours but you can actually plant fruit and veg in them too.
"Tomatoes are particularly good.”

The Economist can’t figure out why millennials aren’t buying diamonds

If a magazine proudly lables itself “The Economist,” you would expect that publication to understand the economic burdens of today’s youth.

Former Fox News hack Gretchen Carlson says she was fired for refusing to have sex with Roger Ailes

Longtime Fox News personality Gretchen Carlson has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against her former boss, CEO Roger Ailes.

Dear More Privileged Co-Workers, Please Stop Commodifying My Working Class Life

Not Work Safe! Sam Bee Reads Internet Comments

Not Work Safe!  Sam Bee Reads Internet Comments

Michigan's Wingnut Moron Snyder Now Trying To Steal $550 Million Dollars From Teachers

Michigan’s moron, Snyder hasn’t quite satisfied his penchant for evil doing. Snyder, who is globally infamous for overseeing the...

Kentucky AG nails Kim Davis and anti-LGBT Liberty Counsel for violating Open Records Act

Kim Davis violated the Open Records Act, according to the state’s attorney general.

It Is Time to Notice That Horrible Mass Bombings Are Targeting Muslims

America Shocked To Learn That Immigration Opponents Are Actually Racist Jerks

But they said racism was dead in America! 
How can this be true?!

Racists Try To Fire Actor For Saying Black Lives Matter, Most Powerful Woman In TV Shuts ‘Em Down

Racists and wingnuts were very angry that Grey’s Anatomy actor Jesse Williams called out racial inequality after receiving a humanitarian award...

Sleeping trespasser arrested despite leaving note advising homeowner not to be scared

A courtesy note letting a woman know that she had nothing to fear when she saw a strange man sleeping on her sofa apparently failed to quell her concerns. Police said a 32-year-old woman who lives in Safe Harbor village in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, arrived home from work on June 21 to find a handwritten note on her door. The note read “Don’t be scared when you come in, Bob is here.”
She entered the home and found Robert Sheets, 28, asleep on the sofa. Responding officers were able to wake Sheets after several attempts, police said. Sheets, of Holtwood, Pennsylvania, was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and in possession of several prescription pills not prescribed to him, Southern Lancaster County Regional police said.
Police found the victim’s boyfriend knows Sheets, but not that well. He had not spoken to him for some time, does not know how Sheets found out where he lives, and never gave him permission to be on the property. Sheets was charged with criminal trespass and possession of a controlled substance. He was placed in Lancaster County Prison on $20,000 bail.

Couple charged with assaulting each other with pizza rolls

A couple from Gastonia, North Carolina, were taken into custody after authorities say the two assaulted each other using pizza rolls.
Brad Scott Beard, 24, and Samantha Brooke Canipe, 21, were each charged and booked into the Gaston County Jail on Monday morning. Gastonia police said the couple started throwing pizza rolls at each other at their apartment at about 1am.
It is unclear what led to the dispute, how many rolls were thrown or the brand of rolls that were used. Beard is charged with assault on a female and Canipe is charged with simple assault, both misdemeanors.
The difference in the two charges means that Beard faces a maximum punishment of 60 days in jail, or community service, if found guilty, according to state sentencing rules. Canipe faces up to 30 days in jail.

Jockey kicked in face by horse was then run over by ambulance that had gone to his aid

Jockey Chris Meehan had an unfortunate day on Sunday when the ambulance going to his aid after he was kicked in the face by a horse ran over his leg and broke it.
Meehan, who was nearing the end of a summer stint in Italy, was riding in a hurdle race at Merano when he was unhorsed by his mount and subsequently kicked in the face. The blow initially knocked Meehan out, broke his nose and left a gash in his jaw requiring 27 stitches. "The starter came over to help me because I was on my back and choking on my blood," Meehan explained.
"He put me in the recovery position, with my right leg out straight. As if that wasn't bad enough, the racecourse ambulance came up alongside us and reversed up onto my leg. They stopped it on top of my leg so I started screaming; it broke it straight away. Everyone around me had to push it off me. You have to laugh really."
Meehan, who will return to Ireland for surgery on both his leg and face, can see the funny side and added: "What makes it worse is my father, brother, auntie, they're all ambulance people! My father actually teaches most people in Northern Ireland and England how to drive the ambulance! It's bizarre, you couldn't make it up." Meehan now faces at least two months on the sidelines.

Fossil Shows Ostrich Relatives Lived in North America 50 Million Years Ago

Exceedingly well-preserved bird fossil specimens dating back 50 million years represent a species of a previously unknown relative of the modern-day ostrich, according to new research from Virginia Tech and The University of Texas at Austin published June 30 in the Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History.

Ghostly fish seen alive in deep ocean for the first time

Animal Pictures