Saturday, May 6, 2017

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On Tuesday, UPS announced a first-of-its-kind demo project that will put a prototype electric truck through the delivery company’s rigorous paces. And it’s powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. For those of you new to the topic, Tesla cars and other electric vehicles have a lot in common with hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. They both run on electric motors, and they are both zero-emission vehicles at the tailpipe. The primary difference is that battery EVs like Tesla’s need to charge up before hitting the road, while fuel cell EVs can be fueled up in a matter of minutes like gasmobiles.

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A sucker punch on the streets of Las Vegas led to the death of a father of five from Victorville.

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LONDON (Reuters) - The European Commission is trying to bully Britain, Brexit minister David Davis said, ratcheting up the rhetoric before a national election in which the ruling Conservatives are asking voters to back them ahead of tough talks to leave the EU.

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"That's not the maid's car," she responded. "It's mine. I love it! Although I think the maid has an Outback, too. In fact, I think everybody has one." That night at dinner, I realized that somewhere between one-third and one-half of the cars in the parking lot were Subarus of some sort. Virtually all of them were either "Outback" spec Legacy wagons, with the raised ride height and semi-aggressive tires, or some variant on the Forester pseudo-SUV. Most of them were at least a decade old.

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Assessing President Rodham Clinton's first 100 days
By Howard Hyde
Having closed out the first one hundred days of the new administration, an assessment of the new president's accomplishments is in order.


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Loretta Lynn hospitalized after stroke- Loretta Lynn was Nashville's first prominent woman to write and record her own material, and was one of the first female music stars to generate her own hits. Karen Grigsby / USA Today Network - Tennessee. NASHVILLE — Country music legend Loretta Lynn suffered a stroke at her Tennessee home Thursday night and was hospitalized, according to a post on her official website.



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So, about Friday, CINCO DE MAYO!
May 5, 1862 Battle of Puebla. The clash, which took place during the French-Mexican war, featured a vastly outnumbered Mexican army and their unlikely victory over Napoleon III's troops. Think of it as the Mexican Agincourt.
The battle, pitting 2,000 Mexican troops against 6,000 French, commenced on May 5 and lasted from daybreak through the evening. After realizing that nearly 500 French soldiers died while less than 100 Mexican troops had been lost, the French withdrew their army and retreated.
THE FRENCH RETREATED????? HOW IS THAT SPECIAL????
(Militarily it wasn’t that significant — the next year France captured the Mexican capital and installed a member of the Austrian nobility as Maximillian I, “Emperor of Mexico.”)
But here’s important part for everyone else to remember today: France was invading Mexico essentially because Mexico owed France money.
Mexico had borrowed enormous amounts from Europe during the Mexican-American War from 1846-8 and in a civil war from 1858-61. By 1862 it was impossible for the government to make timely payments on the loans without starving the country, and Mexican president Benito Juárez declared that all payments on foreign debt would be suspended for two years.


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