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What We’re Reading July 4, 2016

Written by Philip Hodges

First of all, Happy Independence Day to all our readers!!

We hope you’re having a great day wherever you are and that the news we dig up for you this morning helps you navigate the day more efficiently!

It’s a busy world out there, and you don’t have a ton of free time to be doing Internet searches for the most important items of the day… lucky for you, we do. We drink gallons of coffee in an effort to stay awake long enough to scour the far reaches of the world wide web in an effort to bring you the most important, useful and useless information every single day.

You’re welcome.

So without further ado, here’s what we’re reading, Monday, July 4, 2016.

We’ve heard so much about “white privilege,” and how white people are born racist. What about “black privilege?” Is that racist? “Blacks can belong to clubs and organizations that cater specifically to their race, but there’s no National Association for the Advancement of White People because such a group would be deemed racist. Blacks can call white people ‘honky’ and ‘cracker,’ but whites cannot use the N-word.”

Here’s a horrific case involving a mother murdering her four babies.

The nation’s largest private coal producer will be laying off about 4,400 of its employees, or 80% of its workforce. According to the head of the company, the layoffs are “due to the ongoing destruction of the United States coal industry by President Barack Obama.”

NASA’s Juno spacecraft is set to arrive at the planet Jupiter today.

Two Emory University students were among those taken hostage and killed in the recent Bangladesh terrorist attack.

The national debt edges ever closer to $20 trillion, spiking nearly $100 billion in one day.  Before Obama leaves office, he’ll be the $20 trillion man.

A million immigrants are ignoring deportation orders, and that includes some 170,000 convicts. “Only a small fraction of the immigrants are even being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), meaning most of them remain free on the streets, where they can commit crimes and continue living in the shadows…”

While the 28 pages of the 9/11 Commission Report remain confidential, the government quietly declassified “File 17,” a document which “offers clues to what might be in the missing pages of the bipartisan report about 9/11,” including a list of “more than three dozen people who piqued the interest of investigators probing possible Saudi connections to the hijackers.”


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