Thursday, July 14, 2016

Links For Bastille Day

On July 14, 1789, a crowd of French citizens stormed the Bastille, which was a fortress and a prison.  This event is commemorated in France as La fête nationale every July 14, and is known as Bastille Day in English-speaking countries.  Meanwhile, as my stay in New Mexico winds down, here are some things going on more recently:

A Swedish island with 137 inhabitants might be getting an asylum center that could house up to 2,000 migrants.

The European Union offers members states 10,000 Euros for every migrant they house, and make the United Kingdom pay for it.

When it comes to expensive haircuts, former president Clinton has nothing on the current French president.

European leaders crap in their pants (figuratively, I hope) at the news of former London Mayor Boris Johnson being appointed the United Kingdom's new foreign secretary.

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis) will not allow a vote to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.

A policeman in Fresno, California shoots an unarmed man after a traffic stop, but for some reason, I don't think BlackLivesMatter (or as I call them, FactsDon'tMatter) will have any concern about this particular incident.

Turkey imposes new military curfews in the region of Diyarbakir.

Turkey has detained 27 people in relation to the suicide attack at the Istanbul airport.

The president of Iran threatens to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action 

Classified material relating to alleged Saudi government ties to the 9/11 hijackers could soon be released.

Scientists in Argentina have discovered a dinosaur similar in appearance to, but not closely related to, the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Firefighters were told to stop feeding alligators at a Disney World pond, two months before one of the gators killed a 2-year-old boy.

In Great Britain, a woman appeals the suspended sentence of a woman who had attacked her with a stiletto shoe.

In Pakistan, a nurse succumbs to injuries she received three years ago when terrorists bombed her church.

Virginia Tech's indoor practice facility wins a national award.

To finish with a public service announcement, please do not play Pokemon Go while driving.

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