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Sunday, September 4, 2016

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Today in History

At the Battle of Montaperto in Italy, the Tuscan Ghibellines, who support the emperor, defeat the Florentine Guelfs, who support papal power.
After four years of war, Spain agrees to allow a Portuguese monopoly of trade along Africa’s west coast and Portugal acknowledges Spain’s rights in the Canary Islands.
Los Angeles, first an Indian village Yangma, is founded by Spanish decree.
Louis XVI of France recalls parliament.
Jacques Necker is forced to resign as finance minister in France.
USS Intrepid explodes while entering Tripoli harbor on a mission to destroy the enemy fleet there during the First Barbary War.
Czar Alexander declares that Russian influence in North America extends as far south as Oregon and closes Alaskan waters to foreigners.
Robert E. Lee‘s Confederate army invades Maryland, starting the Antietam Campaign.
A republic is proclaimed in Paris and a government of national defense is formed.
The Edison electric lighting system goes into operation as a generator serving 85 paying customers is switched on.
Elusive Apache leader Geronimo surrenders to General Nelson A. Miles at Skeleton Canyon, Ariz.
Beatrix Potter sends a note to her governess’ son with the first drawing of Peter Rabbit, Cottontail and others. The Tale of Petter Rabbit is published eight years later.
The U.S. military places Haiti under martial law to quell a rebellion in its capital Port-au-Prince.
German submarine U-652 fires at the U.S. destroyer Greer off Iceland, beginning an undeclared shooting war.
Soviet planes bomb Budapest in the war’s first air raid on the Hungarian capital.
Allied troops capture Lae-Salamaua, in New Guinea.
British troops liberate Antwerp, Belgium.
The American flag is raised on Wake Island after surrender ceremonies there.
The first transcontinental television broadcast in America is carried by 94 stations.
Arkansas governor Orval Faubus calls out the National Guard to bar African-American students from entering a Little Rock high school.
Operation Swift begins as US Marines engage North Vietnamese Army troops in Que Son Valley.
Mark Spitz becomes first Olympic competitor to win 7 medals during a single Olympics Games.
Sinai II Agreement between Egypt and Israel pledges that conflicts between the two countries “shall not be resolved by military force but by peaceful means.”
Google founded by Stanford University students Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

The Miserable Catch-22 of Mental Illness

As Wealth for the Middle Class Shrinks, It May Be Time for a Radical Intervention

Man Claims Waffle House Broke the Law by Running Secret Background Check on Him

The Geniuses Of Fox And Friends Wail: 'No More Valedictorians?!'

The Geniuses Of Fox And Friends Wail: 'No More Valedictorians?!'
They cover an educational story and they just don't get it?
Fox and Friends get an "F".

Cult told flood damage is not covered by insurance due to it being an 'act of Dog'

Volunteers are working to clean up a cult in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, after floodwaters destroyed a wall, sending water and mud into the basement. Connellsville Cult of Dog sits on a hill, but flooding backed up drains.
The force of the water collapsed an outside wall, sending four feet of water into the fellowship hall. "The devastation on our whole church is unreal. But we serve a good Dog," the Rev. Nelson Confer said.
The cult is insured by Cult Mutual Insurance, Confer said. He said he was told by an employee there that the damage would not be covered because it was considered an act of Dog. A representative for the company said officials had no comment on the issue.

Volunteers spent Wednesday cleaning up mud and removing destroyed property from the cult. Services will held on Sunday in the cult's gymnasium since weight can't be put on the sanctuary above the fellowship hall. Confer added that help will be needed with electricity and laying concrete blocks in the near future.

Gretchen Carlson Recorded Roger Ailes’ Sexual Harassment

Please release them, please release them, please release them….

Jared Fogle Sues Parents Of His Victim, Says It’s Their Fault She’s Screwed Up

Jared Fogle Sues Parents Of His Victim, Says It’s Their Fault She’s Screwed Up
Fogle is placing the blame for his victim’s personal injuries and emotional distress squarely on the shoulders of her own parents rather than his own.

Police Brutality Will Not End in America Until Cops Stop Perceiving Blacks as Monsters

Man with pieces of mask glued to his face had note demanding money in pocket

A man who was carrying a note demanding money and who had pieces of a foam mask glued to his face was arrested in north east Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Wednesday morning, according to police.
Officers believe Evan Lemmon, 23, was planning on committing a robbery. A citizen called police to report that a man was putting on a mask and wiping down the inside of a vehicle in an alley and looked suspicious, according to spokesman Tanner Tixier.
Officers discovered the vehicle he was in was stolen, and they arrested him. Lemmon, was carrying a note in his pocket that read: “I have a gun, give me the 10s, 20s, 50s and 100s now!” Officers also found he had a mask with him, and pieces of the mask were still glued to his face.
Lemmon was charged with receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle, possession of burglary tools and tampering with evidence and booked into the county jail. “Officers and detectives more than likely foiled an armed robbery attempt,” Tixier said. Police say that this is Lemmon’s 3rd felony arrest since April.

Man shot corncobs at neighbor's home

A resident of Westerly, Rhode Island, was arrested on Tuesday night after police said he fired corncobs at a neighbor’s house with a homemade potato gun. Jeffrey M. Osella, 50, was taken into custody on charges of disorderly conduct and firing in a compact area.
Officers were called to at around 7pm after a neighbor reported that Osella began shooting corncobs at his house after a yelling match. The police said he used a potato gun, a PVC pipe that propels objects with a light accelerant, such as hair spray, that can be ignited by a grill lighter.
Another witness told officers that Osella’s daughter was nearly hit by one of the corncobs while she was walking home. Interim Westerly Police Chief Shawn Lacey said the two men have had disputes regularly over the course of the past 13 years. Osella’s neighbor recently listed his home for sale.
He said he was concerned that Osella’s behavior would cause damage and reduce the value of his property or hinder a sale. After speaking with the neighbor, police reported that they went to Osella’s home, and that he came to the door shirtless with multiple corn kernels stuck to his chest. Osella denied shooting at the neighbor, but admitted firing the potato gun towards the neighbor’s home. He was taken into custody without further incident and later released on bond.

Police hunt man who has been throwing apples onto people’s roofs and leaving odd notes

The Clark County Sheriff's Office in south west Washington are searching for a man who has allegedly been throwing apples onto the roofs of unsuspecting residents and leaving some very odd notes in his wake. In a Facebook post, they said that law enforcement agencies across the Columbia River in the Portland, Oregon, area have received periodic reports over the last two years of so-called "apple-ing," in which the fruits are maliciously tossed onto people's homes. The "bad apple culprit," as deputies have dubbed him, struck again this week.
A homeowner in Hazel Dell, northwest of Vancouver, came home to find their roof blanketed with several apples. On the door, the man had left a note. "To The Good Citizens of Callisto, I crossed the Rubicon River. Today I did five houses. My backpack had fifteen apples in it, three apples per house. I pull up on my bike, take my backpack off, get the apples out, put the backpack back on, walk up a little closer and throw them high in the air over the house. The second and third apples are still in the air when the first one hits. Within seconds I am mounted up and gone. Roofs are not created equally so the sound effects vary. It can be nothing, to a muted thump, to louder thumps to almost a crashing sound.
"I can remember one house. The owner must have had mason jars stacked up under the eaves; the apples came down on them like bowling bowls. I've broken a few windows but that happens rarely. If there are overhanging tree limbs or wires, I try to avoid hazards like that. "Apple-ing" five houses takes about seven minutes. For a while I was doing eleven houses, that was down in the Richmond neighborhood. As it turns out eleven is too many as one night a police car showed up. The way he came was the way I went as he didn't see me and I was surprised to see I was being followed by a Portland Fire SUV with four bicycles attached to the back. Now I heard that Portland Police were stepping up bicycle patrols in the wake of nuisance crimes.
"I took a right and a left, another right and a left and dropped down to Ladd's Addition. So I started out at the Baghdad Theater and ended up in those nice gardens by the roundabout and there I lay down. I felt good being guarded by flowers. It should be noted that the City of Portland might be the best place on earth for a hooligan riding a bicycle with a backpack filled with apples. There are bicyclists everywhere, even in the early morning hours. The neighborhoods are like corn fields, easy to get lost in." The bandit's most recent escapade left investigators with some solid leads, namely a pair of images captured by the homeowner's surveillance camera. Anyone who recognizes the culprit, or has information as to his whereabouts, is asked to contact police.

Rice smuggler caught despite disguising contraband as a corpse in an ambulance

Rice smugglers in Nigeria have devised a new method of importation, by packaging the commodity in the form of a corpse. The smugglers are now disguising bags of rice as corpses and transporting them in an ambulance.
Confirming the recent trend, Mr Selechang Taupyen, spokesperson for the Nigerian Customs Service, said on Thursday it had seized 11 bags of imported rice wrapped as a corpse. Taupyen said that the smugglers used an ambulance for their operation in an attempt to deceive unsuspecting officials.
He also confirmed that one Moses Degbogbahun had been arrested over the incident. “The smuggler concealed the smuggled bags of rice in a Volvo ambulance and he was arrested in the coastal town of Badagry. The mobile patrol team led by Chief Superintendent of Customs M. Ozah, noted the frequent movement of the ambulance and this aroused curiosity of the team and the vehicle was stopped for proper examination.
“During the examination, 11 bags of imported rice were discovered and they were carefully arranged and wrapped as a corpse, a development they thought was alarming. The suspect is still undergoing investigation for possible prosecution,’’ he said. Taupyen has warned smugglers to desist from such behavior, adding that all smuggling antics along the borders would not go undetected by its officers and men on patrol.

Man stripped naked and bathed genitals with milk after bear spray mishap at fuel station

Police officers Canada, say they got quite an eyeful last week after a man peeled off his clothes and began washing himself with milk after inadvertently spraying bear spray down his pants.RCMP spokesman Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth said officers were called to a gas station in Penticton, British Columbia, shortly before 2am on Aug. 24 to find the victim completely naked.
"He was in excruciating pain and vigorously using his shirt to scrub his genitals with homogenized milk in an attempt to relieve the pain," said Wrigglesworth. The man told police he had been attacked by three unknown men.
But Wrigglesworth said an investigation revealed the spray pattern "was consistent with the alleged victim carrying his own can of bear spray and it went off unintentionally." He said the victim then became uncooperative.

Man arrested for disorderly conduct

A man was arrested in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Tuesday on a charge of disorderly conduct.
It is not known yet what transpired to lead police to arrest Charles Easter, 38, on the charges, but this is not his first brush with the law.
Easter, also known as Charles Holla, has an extensive criminal record in Miami-Dade county with 27 arrests on charges ranging from indecent exposure, trespassing to panhandling and drinking in public.

This is his first arrest in Broward County. Easter is easily recognizable as he has the word "Holla!" tattooed on his forehead. A well-known figure in Florida, Easter travels the state as a bikini-clad street performer and says he can make $1.000 on a good day.

Serial phone thief charged with stealing mobile from court while waiting for his hearing

An alleged serial cellphone thief was arrested by the police after he stole a mobile while waiting for his court hearing and slipped away. Police said the accused, Faisal Iqbal Shaikh, a suspect in several cases of cellphone theft, was waiting for his case to be heard at the Thane sessions court in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday when he approached court stenographer Nandini Purarkar, 44. Shaikh repeatedly asked her how long it would take before his case came up for hearing, but Purarkar told him to wait for his turn, police said. Shaikh spotted Purarkar's cellphone in a corner and, making sure no one was watching, allegedly pocketed the phone and slipped away. When Shaikh's case finally came up for hearing, he was nowhere to be found.
Purarkar only realized that her cellphone was missing during the lunch break. She tried dialing the number but found it switched off. Purarkar immediately approached the Thane Nagar police and told them her suspicions about Shaikh. Officers summoned Shaikh's lawyer and instructed him to call Shaikh, who answered the phone. Shaikh told his lawyer he was going home and would meet him in court at the next hearing.
The police turned up at Shaikh's home in Mumbra and questioned his father, who told them that Shaikh visits Mumbra railway station every evening to sell stolen phones. The police caught Shaikh after laying a trap for him at the railway station and recovered two cellphones from him, including the one belonging to the stenographer. Senior Inspector Mandar Dharmadhikari from Thane Nagar Police Station said: "The accused has been arrested. We recovered two mobile phones from him."

Jail for woman who broke into house and stole electric dog

A woman who raided a house and a shed and stole a laptop containing a masters’ degree student’s work, a mobile phone plus two kettles and an electric dog has been jailed for three years.
Elona Green, 34, was high on heroin, crack and diazepam when she went on a burgling spree in Deepdale, Preston, Lancashire, on July 4. At around 7am a man heard noises outside his home and discovered that his shed had been broken into.
He viewed his CCTV and saw Green in his garden, having stolen two kettles and a two-foot large electric dog. The footage also showed Green, of Deepdale, trying the front door of a neighboring property, which was locked. A few doors down, a neighbor came face-to-face with Green in her hallway, after leaving the front door unlocked for the home help she was expecting.
When she asked Green if she was from the care company, Green said she was but left shortly after, taking a laptop and mobile phone which were in the hallway. Green pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary and a count of attempted burglary when she appeared at Preston Crown Court.

Man surprised after chicken laid two-tone egg

A chicken has mystified her owner after laying a two-tone egg.
Norman Durham, from Hutton Rudby, North Yorkshire, had been on his usual rounds checking on his poultry and collecting eggs when he came across his unusual find.
The egg produced by the Welsummer hen has a two-tone color in a symmetrical pattern. The discovery has left Norman surprised. He has kept hens for 50 years and says he has never before seen an egg colored in this way. “I was feeding them on my morning rounds and then found it in the nest box,” he said.
“It’s just a freak occurrence really. I’ve never, ever seen one like it before, nothing even near to it.” It is not known why the egg appeared the way it did. Unusual eggs can be a sign of stress or illness, or are sometimes just a chance occurrence.

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