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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.

26 Things You Do As An Adult When You've Experienced Childhood Emotional Abuse

When growing up, the raising that we receive has much to do with our coping skills as an adult. And I have noticed that I, and other victims of emotional abuse, have certain behaviors that separate us from the rest. If you, or someone you know was a victim of abuse, then you may want to read through these. Just being able to understand where another person is coming from, or understanding yourself better, can make all the difference.
 26 Things You Do As An Adult When You've Experienced Childhood Emotional Abuse
1. Asking Questions Even When You Know the Answer
If you have ever been berated, you may doubt yourself, even when you know you are right. Due to this, you may find that you ask a million questions.
2. Constantly Saying “Sorry”
Children of abuse may feel as though they were never able to do anything right. In turn, they always apologize, even when they didn't do any wrong.
 3. Second Guessing Everything
When you have lived in the chaotic world of emotional abuse, you never truly believe in anything. Instead, you may always be in fear of something bad happening.
4. You Are Tough, But Also Very Sensitive
During a hard childhood, you learn to be tough, because you have to be. However, you also experience a number of emotions at a young age, causing you to be especially sensitive to your own emotions as well as others.
5. You Are Indecisive
It's harder to make decisions if you spent your childhood hearing that you weren't good enough.
6. You Are Self-Disciplined
In order to combat a parent or caregiver that constantly was searching for what you hadn't done, or had done wrong, you may become a perfectionist. You are timely, clean, and organized. Many victims of abuse learn to over-do because they want to people please.
7. You May Be Sensitive To Loud Noises
 If you have been raised in fear, you may be used to being yelled at, and associate loud noises with abuse.
8. Victims Of Emotional Abuse Can Be Introverted
So many victims of abuse may be afraid of contact with people, and can sometimes try to distance themselves as much as possible.
9. You Have A Defensive Nature
You may perceive people as negative or offensive because of your previous abuse.
10. Having Attachment Issues
You may find that when you fear others leaving you, or abandoning you.
11. Issues With Eye Contact
When speaking, you may become anxious to the point that you can't even make eye contact with the person you are speaking with.
12. Running Away From Conflict
Rather than face conflict, which gives you immense anxiety, it feels easier to just leave the situation entirely. 
13. Constantly Beating Yourself Up
After being abused, you may be used to some sort of repercussion for wrong doings. In turn, you may constantly bash yourself.
14. Having Issues Getting Close To Others
 If you have been abused, you may not especially like people. Due to this, getting close to others isn't something you take lightly.
15. You Are Quiet
You may not feel as though you have a voice after you have been made to feel so small and errant your whole life.
16. You Can't Take A Compliment
When someone tells you how wonderful you are, you may doubt their words, because you can't see yourself as good.
17. You Have Low Self-Esteem
18. You Don't Feel Valid
No matter what you do, you doubt that you are capable of doing it.
19. You Are Always Nervous
 Everything worries you and makes you nervous. Even the slightest sign of trouble, you may even feel overwhelmed.
20. You Are Angry
Underneath it all, you are angry. Your whole life you sat back and watched an angry person treat you terribly, and in turn, you may have outbursts of anger.
21. Self-Harming Behaviors
Many abused children will abuse themselves. They feel as though they deserve it, and oftentimes these behaviors follow you into adulthood.
 22. Constant Mood Swings
Living with a toxic abuser can cause you to have a plethora of emotions come at you at random times. This could be due to the abused person being so used to a number of emotions and hardships. It is just how some people cope.
23. Living In Auto-Pilot
You may notice that you sometimes blank out entire conversations or events, because you simply weren't present. And its not because you didn't want to be present, you just disassociated from the situation.
24. Commitment Issues
Committing to people is harder when you have been hurt. You may not be able to trust others enough to settle with them.
25. You Have Addiction Issues
According to scientists and psychologists, victims of emotional abuse often cope through addictions. These can include hard drugs, alcohol, stealing, gambling, eating, etc.
26. You Are Humble
Despite it all, when you do have something good in your life, you appreciate it. And you are humbled by your past to some extent. Not that it was a good thing, but it didn't change you into a bad person. Instead, you are stronger, grateful and a survivor.

Break the law — with some style — and you may get away with it, for a while

Break the law — with some style — and you may get away with it, for a whileFrom the C-suite to the White House, ethics and morality are in the headlines these days. The questions are age-old, but new research from the USC Marshall School of Business shows why some rule-breakers may … Read more

Iconic Spam

While you might think of Spam as a basic canned meat, it’s actually one of the greatest business success stories of all time ...

Aztec Skull Tower

A tower of human skulls unearthed beneath the heart of Mexico City has raised new questions about the culture of sacrifice in the Aztec Empire after crania of women and children surfaced among the hundreds embedded in the forbidding structure.
Archaeologists have found more than 650 skulls caked in lime and thousands of fragments in the cylindrical edifice near the site of the Templo Mayor, one of the main temples in the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan, which later became Mexico City.

How America can declare independence from dirty energy

What’s it going to take to win American independence from dirty energy?


Girls young as 9 asking for labia surgery because they 'hate their vaginas'

Doctors in the U.K say that girls as young as 9 years old are asking for surgery to change the look of their genitals.
Dr. Naomi Crouch, who is a gynecologist for adolescents, told the BBC that more and more girls under the age of 18 were seeking the surgery.
“Girls come in with comments, ‘I just hate it. I just want it removed. I just want it treated,'” she explained. “For a girl to feel that way about any part of her body, let alone a part that is intimate, is really upsetting.”
One girl told the BBC that she felt that her vagina “wasn’t neat enough or tidy enough. And I think I wanted it to be smaller.”
“Sometimes people around me were watching porn and stuff and I just had this idea that it should be symmetrical, and like not sticking out,” she said.
The British National Health Service reportedly performed more than 150 labiaplasties on girls under the age of 15 in 2015 and 2016.
“I find it very hard to believe there are 156 girls under the age of 15 who had a medical abnormality with the labia that meant they needed to have surgery,” Crouch remarked. “I think that’s extraordinary.”
“As a pediatric gynecologist, I have never seen a girl under the age of 15 who’s needed an operation on her labia,” she added.
Something is very wrong here with young women and young girls feeling the need to alter their genitals without it being a medical necessity.

Female students 'perverted little tarts' for drinking

As a Baylor University regent, prominent Texas lobbyist Neal “Buddy” Jones described female students who he suspected of drinking alcohol at parties as “perverted little tarts,” the “vilest and most despicable girls” and a “group of very bad apples,” according to emails he sent in 2009.
They may be 'perverted little tarts' then again they could be 'straight -laced prudes' as well ... drinking does not indicate either. Drinking does indicate a choice to do so (albeit at times peer pressure leaves little room to chose). Some choose to imbibe, some do not, their perversion and/or tart status or lack there of is not directly connected to that choice.
The comments made in the emails however, do indicate the delusions, perversions and depravities of the regent, one "Buddy" Jones.

America Already Has Horrible Health

The High Cost of Being Sick when You Don’t Get Paid Sick Days

Energy Drinks Are Deadly

Hordes of Acid Heads Seeking Historic LSD Stash

Talk about a long strange trip ...

Drywall Cocaine?

If you can't tell the difference between drywall and cocaine just give it up - you ARE an idiot.

‘Put it around your neck and pull’

Victor Sheppard said he wasn’t comfortable going back to his job with Mosner Family Brands because the meat distributor continued to serve the butcher shop whose owner handed him a noose in what he describes as a joke.

Jamie Horowitz Of Fox Sports Fired As Fox Sexual Harassment Scandal Spreads

Jamie Horowitz Of Fox Sports Fired As Fox Sexual Harassment Scandal Spreads
The sexual harassment scandal at Fox is growing as Jamie Horowitz, the head of programming at Fox Sports has been fired.…

President Obama is better than Dumbass Trump

Dumbass Trump has weathered quite a bit of bad news recently—there's the ongoing investigation into his potential ties to Russia, the flailing wingnut health care bill that nobody in the U.S. wants and the president's steadily declining approval rating, among other things.
But Monday Dumbass Trump took a hit where it really hurts: His Twitter account. And worse yet, he lost to the man he so often uses the social network to slam, President Barack Obama
Few human beings are as obsessed with Twitter as Dumbass Trump. It's his outlet for expressing outrage, courting his base and, perhaps most importantly, slamming the news media he so loathes.
At everything for that matter.

US denies visas to West African teen robotics team

The students had to pay $170 for each visa application -- with the the teens’ parents having to "sacrifice a lot to pay the fee.”

Putin and Russia Use Powerful U.S. PR Firms to Shape American Opinion

Dumbass Trump Sycophant Beaten up While Trolling Philly Impeachment Rally

Howard Caplan — a 48-year-old self-professed conspiracy nut who gained notoriety by carrying “Hillary 4 prison” signs around the city — went Sunday to protest a demonstration calling for the impeachment of Dumbass Trump.

Facebook fights US gag order that it says chills free speech

Facebook Inc is challenging a gag order from a U.S. court that is preventing the company from talking about three government search warrants that it said pose a threat to freedom of speech, according to court documents. Facebook said it wants to notify three users about the search warrants seeking their communications and information and also give those users an opportunity to object to the warrants, according to a filing in a Washington, D.C., appeals court

Florida 'Stand Your Ground' law unconstitutional

A Florida state court judge ruled on Monday that recent changes to the state’s “stand your ground” law are unconstitutional, finding that legislators overstepped when making it easier for defendants to argue self-defense to obtain immunity for violent acts.

Creationist blames dreadful attendance at Ark theme park on everything except his own stupidity

Williamstown has no financial incentive to stoke growth in the area because Ham negotiated a “ridiculously low” 30-year property tax rate for the taxpayer-backed park.

12 Notorious UFO Incidents

The year 1947 ushered in the age of the flying saucer, as that was when the termed was coined, followed shortly by the Roswell incident. Since then, sightings have been frequent. But UFOs have been observed -and recorded- from antiquity. In 1541, an artist was among witnesses to one such event, and left us the above illustration.
This famous alleged UFO sighting is documented not only in words, but in a woodcut by Hans Glaser. The piece shows the sky full of strange objects and “immense” smoke rising from the earth. Glaser and many others reportedly claimed to have witnessed the occurrence in Nuremberg on April 14, 1561.
The artist included a description with his work as well as a message to skeptics. He wrote: "Although we have seen, shortly one after another, many kinds of signs on the heaven, which are sent to us by the almighty God, to bring us to repentance, we still are, unfortunately, so ungrateful that we despise such high signs and miracles of God. Or we speak of them with ridicule and discard them to the wind, in order that God may send us a frightening punishment on account of our ungratefulness."
There are three accounts that are even older, in a list of UFO sightings from history at Mental Floss.

Siberia is burning up

Siberian wildfire season is off and running with multiple blazes searing the arboreal forest and tundra. It’s the latest example of the vast shifts happening to the forests that cover Siberia and the rest of the northern tier of the world as climate change alters the landscape.
Those forests are burning at a rate unheard of in at least 10,000 years due largely to rising temperatures. They contain vast reserves of carbon stored in trees and soil and when they burn, they send that carbon into the atmosphere. That creates a dangerous cycle of more severe wildfires and ever rising temperatures.

NASA is researching ways to bounce asteroids away from Earth

Asteroids are one of space’s many dangers, but an upcoming NASA project looks to prevent major ones from heading in Earth’s direction.
NASA is starting development and design on the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), a project that will look for ways to deflect asteroids before they reach Earth, according to an agency release.

Mars astronauts will use nuclear energy to power space colony

How will Mars colonists power their lifestyles as they explore that planet? Nuclear fission reactors might be a safe bet.
NASA has been working with the U.S. Department of Energy to develop small reactors that will help produce fuel, clean air and water for the astronauts staying on the Red Planet as well as power scientific equipment like a rover, according to The Independent. It is due to begin testing the technology later this year

Wild monkeys attack family in Florida

A family visiting a state park in Florida got an unexpected surprise when they encountered a group of wild monkeys poised to attack. Susie Ramsey and her family were visiting Silver Springs State Park in Ocala June 29 when they had a run-in with the rhesus macaques. 

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