Friday, June 30, 2017

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June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 184 days remaining until the end of the year.

On This Date
1859 French acrobat Blondin crossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope as 5,000 spectators watched.
1908 An asteroid exploded above Tunguska in Siberia, leaving 800 square miles of scorched or blown-down trees.
1917 Jazz singer Lena Horne was born in Brooklyn, N.Y.
1921 President Warren G. Harding appointed former President William Howard Taft chief justice of the United States.
1936 The novel "Gone with the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell was published.
1963 Pope Paul VI was crowned the 262nd head of the Roman Catholic Church.
1971 The 26th Amendment to the Constitution, lowering the minimum voting age to 18, was ratified as Ohio became the 38th state to approve it.
1971 The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that the government could not prevent The New York Times or the Washington Post from publishing the Pentagon Papers.
1994 The U.S. Figure Skating Association stripped Tonya Harding of the national championship and banned her from the organization for life for an attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan.
2001 Doctors implanted a dual-purpose pacemaker in Vice President Dick Cheney's chest.



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On Chinese state television, anchors and experts gushed over the impressive display of China’s sovereignty over Hong Kong, from a garrison that has traditionally kept a lower public profile.
But for the people of Hong Kong, the event was also meant to show China’s “resolute power and confidence to combat the separatist movement,” said Edmund Cheng, an assistant professor at Hong Kong Baptist University. The message, he said: “Sovereignty is absolute, and the national security threat must and will be handled properly and decisively.”
Later, Xi was in a more rhetorical mood as he delivered an address to the territory’s elite: telling Hongkongers to believe in themselves as part of a great Chinese civilization with a brilliant history, to believe in Hong Kong with its “open and flexible economy,” and to “believe in the Motherland, no matter in the past, the present and the future.”



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From Fox News: Susan Rice, the Obama national security adviser under fire over her alleged involvement in the “unmasking” of Trump associates during the 2016 presidential election, suggested in a fresh interview that race and gender might be playing a role in the scrutiny she’s faced.



In an interview with journalist Michael Tomasky for New York Magazine, Rice reportedly questioned the criticism she’s faced dating back to the Benghazi controversy. “Why me? Why not Jay Carney, for example, who was then our press secretary, who stood up more?” she asked.



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Germans now the MINORITY in Frankfurt: More than half of residents in the city have a migrant background, official figures show. Data shows more than half of Frankfurt citizens come from non-native origin. Turkish immigrants were the largest minority, with 13 per cent of population. New report also highlights disparages between migrants and native Germans. Immigrants are more likely to be unemployed and live below the poverty line.

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True change takes real guts. One of the things I love most about my job is being able to witness the quiet bravado my clients continually demonstrate throughout the process of therapy. That subtle but strong refusal to blankly accept a story that they didn't write. The way they commandeer their pain and create a new path. And, of course, being able to share in the discovery of all the new treasures that their toiling brings. If you've ever delved into the process of real change, you know exactly what I'm talking about. -Katherine Schafler


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There is an old legend in which Socrates, the great Greek philosopher, is recognized by Pythia, the Oracle of Delphi, as the wisest man alive. It’s notable for Socrates’ response.
I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.”
I think that if Socrates lived today, he would likely have been disappointed. We seem to live in a world where everybody is always certain and nobody is willing to concede that they might be wrong. It seems that it’s more vital to have any old opinion than to truly understand the contents of that opinion.



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A third of all vegetables consumed by Americans are potatoes, and a fifth are tomatoes, with 15 percent of all tomato consumption attributed to ketchup. (That’s right, Americans consume ketchup so much that we’ve tricked ourselves into counting it as a vegetable.) Although we use the word “ketchup” without a second thought, if you stop and examine it, it’s a peculiar word with seemingly no root in Western languages. In fact, the etymology of the word has been disputed by historical linguists. And as with many American traditions, its roots extend far beyond the Western world.


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HOLLYWEIRD'S IDEA OF A CHRISTMAS MOVIE- Warning: NSFW language in this movie trailer.



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President Donald Trump said Friday morning he’s sending in federal assistance to Chicago to help curb its crime problem.
“Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help. 1714 shootings in Chicago this year!” Trump tweeted.
While it was unclear exactly what Trump was referring to, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that about 20 more U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents have been sent to Chicago to combat gun violence.








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Waters’ opponents were dressed in pro-Trump garb and called her “Dirty Waters.” Chanell Temple said she lost her job a few years ago and hasn’t been able to find a new one because she doesn’t speak Spanish. She said Waters has destroyed the black community by supporting immigrants.
Waters criticized key members of President Trump’s cabinet, including Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. She said Housing Secretary Ben Carson should go back to being a surgeon and that she’ll “take him apart” when he goes before the House Committee on Financial Services, of which she is the ranking Democrat.



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DON'T DO DRUGS! PRAY FOR THOSE WHO DO!
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The most successful assassination in history might well have been the killing of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sofia, in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914. It proved to be the catalyst for a series of events that resulted in the beginning of what we now know as World War I.
After a series of missteps, nineteen-year-old Gavrilo Princip fired the fatal bullets. Princip was a member of the Black Hand, a group allied with Serbia against Austrian rule over Bosnia. Princip was convicted of the crime, but was allowed to live because he was below the age at which the Austro-Hungarian Empire imposed the death penalty. The Austrians blamed the Serbian government; the situation cascaded into cataclysm as Europe’s great powers took opposing sides.



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Thursday, June 29, 2017

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Your cognitive capacity is significantly reduced when your smartphone is within reach—even if it's off. That's the takeaway finding from a new study from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.
Read more at: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-06-mere-presence-smartphone-brain-power.html#jCp



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The BBC’s consumer-affairs “Watchdog” program found that samples of iced drinks from Starbucks and two other UK chains — Costa Coffee and Caffe Nero — contained “varying levels of [fecal] bacteria.” …
Tony Lewis, the head of policy at the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, said the levels found were “concerning.” He said the types of bacteria identified were “the source of human disease,” adding: “These should not be present at any level — never mind the significant numbers found.”



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Charlie is a 10-month-old with the misfortune of suffering from mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, and the possibly still greater misfortune of having been born in a country with socialized medicine. Matt Walsh reports:
The hospital that had been treating the boy, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, made the determination that nothing more can be done for him and he must be taken off of life support. He should “die with dignity,” they said. The parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, disagreed.
This is the very crucial thing to understand: they are not insisting that GOSH be forced to keep Charlie on life support. Rather, they want to take him out of the hospital and to America to undergo a form of experimental therapy that a doctor here had already agreed to administer. Chris and Connie raised over $1.6 million to fund this last ditch effort to save their child’s life. All they needed the British hospital to do was release their child into their care, which doesn’t seem like a terribly burdensome request.




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For highly sensitive people, we tend to be creative and have active minds. However, the downside is this means we’re more vulnerable to anxiety. Our minds can easily conjure up all kinds of negative fantasies that fuel our anxiety and make it worse.
Because of a biological difference in our nervous system, we absorb more stimulation from our environment — like noise, small details that others miss, and even other people’s emotions — which can lead us to feel overwhelmed.
Remember these 10 things when you feel anxious



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Nothing funny about this ... Ron White's wife is tapping out of their marriage, and it looks like the length of their union will be a major point of contention. Margo Rey filed divorce docs last week in Los Angeles ... saying they've been separated since May 8. They got married in October 2013 ... and have no children. Now, here's what's interesting -- in the docs Margo says she and Ron had a common law marriage in Texas since 2008 ... long before they officially tied the knot. In Texas, a couple can be considered married in the eyes of the law if they live together as husband and wife and hold themselves out in public as a married couple. HIS BAR TAB SHOULD BE FIGURED IN.


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THE STORY IS HE JUST PURCHASED OFF INTERNET AND IS TESTING RIGHT AWAY




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PEABODY — Nearly six years after a brush with death, Gene Sauers won last year’s US Senior Open to earn his first major championship in 32 years as a professional golfer. On Tuesday, Sauers was asked about the most memorable thing he got to do with the championship trophy in the last year. “Well, I guess the coolest thing would be to take it down there to Mr. Trump, down to Palm Beach, Trump’s place down there,” Sauers said in his Savannah, Ga., drawl. “So he got to hold it a few times, and he loved it. “I got some pictures with him and stuff like that. But that’s probably one of the coolest things, you know?”




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Ex-Dem Explains Problems with the Party – Kevin Jackson is a FOX News Contributor, bestselling author, syndicated radio show host, nationally known speaker and a rising star in political circles.


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