The Monday Flyover Replay 7/1/2024

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The Monday Flyover Replay,

Presented by Russell Sherrard,

Narrated by Artificial Intelligence,

MONDAY, JULY 1, 2024,

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Good Morning! On this day in 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg began and lasted until July 3. It was a turning point for the Union in the Civil War and one of its deadliest battles. (See Animated Map)

What a nice Monday! It’s a holiday week, with the Fourth of July fast approaching. That makes today much easier than usual, and we hope you feel the same.

Take Off,

Biden Consults with Family on Future,

President Biden traveled to Camp David this weekend to discuss the future of his re-election campaign with his wife Jill, as well as children and grandchildren, following Thursday’s dismal debate performance.

Democratic Party leaders’ public support for Biden remains firm, but many in the media and some strategists are recommending that he withdraw from the race. One close adviser summarized the situation like this: “It’s a mess.”

Biden’s top advisers emphasized that any decision would be personal and made in consultation with his wife. They also said the trip to Camp David had been planned before the debate as a photo session, not a strategy meeting.

For now, top party officials say that while the debate was a bad night, Biden remains a strong candidate who won’t drop out. At the same time, the New York Times published an editorial Sunday saying Biden should step aside.

States Battle Over Tracking Gun Sales,

Beginning today, a new law in California requires major credit card companies to track retail gun sales. New laws in Georgia, Iowa, Tennessee, and Wyoming do the exact opposite, and ban any credit card tracking of firearm sales.

The conflicting laws are a new battleground in gun policy debates, being pushed by gun control advocates as a way to flag unusual gun purchases and blocked by gun rights advocates who say the special tracking would sweep up innocent gun buyers.

Since 2023, 17 GOP-led states have passed measures prohibiting or limiting the tracking. Last week, Tennessee’s attorney general warned the three major credit card companies to comply with the state’s new law.

On the other hand, New York and Colorado have followed California’s lead and mandated those companies to carry out the tracking.

List: Ranking the World’s Richest People,

Elon Musk, owner of Tesla, X, and SpaceX, has become the world’s richest person with a net worth of $205.4 billion, surpassing Jeff Bezos of Amazon, now worth $203.2 billion, according to a new Forbes ranking.

Bernard Arnault, owner of the world’s largest luxury goods company, began the year at the top of the rankings but now runs third at $200 billion. The ten people on the list have a combined wealth of $1.6 trillion.

Based on data from Forbes’ Real-Time Billionaires List, the list reflects the dynamic nature of wealth as it changes with stock prices, market conditions, and business deals.

Politics,

The Supreme Court today is expected to release its long-awaited decision on whether former President Donald Trump has immunity from prosecution for his role in Jan. 6.

Former Trump advisor Steve Bannon reports to jail today after the Supreme Court rejected a last-minute bid to delay his four-month sentence for defying congressional subpoenas.

An increasing number of voters, including nearly 50% of Democrats, don’t think President Biden should be his party’s nominee, a new CBS News poll shows. Nearly 75% of registered voters don’t think Biden should be running for president.

President Biden requested $4 billion in emergency money from Congress to address the Baltimore bridge collapse and other natural disaster relief needs.

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Now, back to the news,

Sports and Entertainment,

The Detroit Pistons are hiring J.B. Bickerstaff as their new head coach. Bickerstaff was previously the head coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers and played a big part in the team’s rebuild.

England’s soccer team pulled off a dramatic comeback to win 2-1 against Slovakia in extra time during the European Championship thanks to this goal from Harry Kane.

Alex Pereira issued a gut-wrenching knockout to Jiri Prochazake to retain his UFC title.

Noah Lyles recorded the fastest 200-meter time of the year with a 19.53 on Saturday. Lyles also broke the trials record previously held by Michael Johnson.

Finance,

Tractor Supply is discontinuing its corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion goals, ceasing initiatives around gay advocacy, and abandoning its carbon emission targets after significant backlash from its customers.

A new ranking of fast-food chains shows Five Guys has the most expensive burger meal at 20.84. McDonald’s was the cheapest at $7.57, but prices at all the chains were up by double-digit percentages from 2022.

Lumber prices are plummeting currently, down 24% from mid-March when lumber brokers were optimistic about home-building prospects. A combination of oversupply and falling demand is causing the downward trend.

Science and Tech,

NASA and Boeing again postponed the return of the damaged Starliner spacecraft from the International Space Station. The agency said astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams “are not stranded”—but they’ll stay in space a few more weeks.

The Odyssey spacecraft completed its 100,000th orbit around Mars, a milestone commemorated by releasing a detailed panorama of Olympus Mons, the tallest volcano in the solar system.

The 2024 Skyscraper Competition showcased seven striking new concepts in skyscraper design, from underwater towers to suspended cities.

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Beyond our Borders,

French voters pushed the right-wing National Rally party into a strong lead in first-round legislative elections Sunday. Projections show the party stands a good chance of winning a majority in the lower house for the first time.

Britain’s deputy prime minister claimed Russia was using Facebook to spread support for right-wing candidate Nigel Farage just days ahead of the British national election on July 4.

Female suicide bombers killed at least 18 people in coordinated attacks in Nigeria, targeting a wedding, a funeral, and a hospital. The Boko Haram Islamic terrorist group is the leading suspect.

ET Cetera,

A police officer in Utica, New York, fatally shot 13-year-old Nyah Mway after the young teen pointed a replica gun at police. The incident, captured on video, occurred during a struggle after Mway ran from the officers.

Hurricane Beryl has intensified into a Category 4 storm, triggering hurricane warnings across the southeast Caribbean. Beryl, heading towards Jamaica and Mexico, is now the earliest Cat 4 Atlantic hurricane on record.

A curator in England, Silvia Davoli, rediscovered a Roman-era bronze bust of Emperor Caligula that had been missing for around 200 years. Davoli matched it to a historical drawing, confirming its true identity.

And thats the news for today.

Before we go let me tell you about my new Book Store,

Russell Sherrard was born in Ruston, Louisiana, near Shreveport Louisiana. He grew up most of his life in Greenville South Carolina. After graduating high school he went off to college in Pasadena California, home of the Rose Bowl parade and game. He met his wife Betty there and they have been married for 53 years. The couple have 3 adult daughters and the family lives in Sacramento, California.

After working for a major HMO for over 30 years in the Information Technology field, due to the bad economy his job was outsourced to IBM. Being only 2 years away from retirement Russell decided to retire early.

Needing something to supplement his social security income he decided to try his hand at writing for the Amazon Kindle.

He now has 24 books in the Amazon Kindle Store. Not willing to only rely on Amazon to sell his books he opened a bookstore on
Payhip where you can find some of his more popular books. You are invited to visit his store soon https://payhip.com/ChristianNonFictioneBookStore

Join us again tomorrow about this same time for The Tuesday Flyover Replay.

 

 

 

 

 

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