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Le Festval de la Bastille

Coming this Friday and Saturday, July 11-12 is the Le Festival de la Bastille at the Calumet Club in Augusta. Live music, fun and fireworks are on the agenda for the two days, but why do the French celebrate Bastille Day?  calumetclub.com

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Andrew Burton, Getty Images

Signing of the Declaration of Independence

The 4th of July is the day the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England that is why it’s known as Independence Day. The conflict between the colonies and England was already a year old when they convened a Continental Congress in Philadelphia.

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John Moore, Getty Images

Southwest Border Patrol Needs Men’s Underwear

The ICE or Immigration and Custom Enforcement office is in need of men’s underwear. Thousands of pairs of cotton briefs are need because of influx of detained immigrants awaiting deportation. Sizes are ranging from mediums to hundreds of 6x-large.

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Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

FBI Will Not Change Policy on Weed

Want to work for the FBI? Hope you have smokes pot in the past three years, despite what some people may think, the Feds haven’t changed their policy on pot smoking. In 2007 they loosened their policy stating that if you haven’t smoked pot within three years of applying, you could work for the Feds. That hasn’t chang

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Mark Nolan, Getty Images

Darth Vader Running for President of Ukraine

With Crimea being taken over by Russia the country of Ukraine is trying to restore glory to their nation. To the rescue (or maybe not) Darth Vader is running for President, the unanimous choice of the (UIP) Ukrainian Internet Party.

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Chris Jackson, Getty Images

The U.S. Army and the Great Camel Experiment

In 1843 the Quarter Master General of the United States received a letter from Captain George H. Crosman stating the importance for the U.S. Army to use camels in the military. Crosman believed camels would have an advantage over horses by scaring them before a confrontation could begin. Native Americas used horses

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High Five

Bill Introduced in Missouri to Make ‘High Five’ Official State Greeting

There has been a bill introduced to the Missouri State Legislature, House Bill 1624. It’s a bill to have the ‘high five’ as the official greeting of the state of Missouri. House Representative Courtney Allen Curtis introduced the bill as a way to get children involved in the political process.

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Edward Snowden

NSA Whistle Blower Edward Snowden Gets Own Action Figure

NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden, has his own action figure. The former security contractor who is on the run from the federal government has been made into an action figure by the Oregon Company ThatsMyFace.com. They have added the ‘Edward Snowden’ to their line of 12-inch celebrity dolls.

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Getty Images, photo by Alex Wong
Getty Images, photo by Alex Wong

2013′s Biggest Lie of the Year Winner

Now that 2013 is coming to close a lot of lists are coming out for various things. A list for lies of the year are also making the rounds and most, if not all, can agree on the biggest lie of the year. Not surprisingly it’s a political lie.

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Getty Images, photo by Joe Raedle

Congressman from Oregon Wants to Double the Federal Gas Tax

Gas prices are something we all keep an eye on: are they going up, are they going down? The last I saw was $3.44 a gallon with the average in Maine at $3.47. Democratic Congressman Earl Blumenaurer is pushing to double the gas tax to .33 cent a gallon. There is currently an 18.5 cent federal gas tax on every gallon of gas we buy and the Representative from Oregon says it’s time to raise it.

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