Monday, July 4, 2022

Monday Musings - Independence Day 2022


1. Happy Independence Day. Today is the first Monday of July and there are 25 Mondays remaining in the year. Yes, Monday Musings is back after taking a week off during my vacation.

Fireworks at Home
Elkridge, MD
July 4, 2021

2. Break out the celebrations it is time to celebrate the birthday of America. 

3. Did you know the iPhone turned 15 years old this past week?

4. The current push to "protect the 2nd Amendment" seems misplaced. The discussion centers on having no limits, yet no one seems to remember that there are limits on the 1st Amendment guarantees, specifically those of free speech and free assembly. Setting reasonable limits is necessary to promote order in society.

5. Enjoy the parties today and the celebration. Hopefully we can reset this country and push aside partisan differences to move forward. 

6. Today in History. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 4, 1776, the Continental Congressadopts the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims the independence of the United States of America from Great Britain and its king.

The declaration came 442 days after the first volleys of the American Revolution were fired at Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts and marked an ideological expansion of the conflict that would eventually encourage France’s intervention on behalf of the Patriots.

Commodity Price Slide Raises Hopes Inflation May Ease - The Wall Street Journal

Lessons of Russia’s War in Ukraine: You Can’t Hide and Weapons Stockpiles Are Essential - The Wall Street Journal

The iPhone at 15: An Inside Look at How Apple Transformed a Generation - The Wall Street Journal

Americans are divided over what the country stands for - CNN

Sydney is flooded, again, as climate crisis becomes new normal for Australian state - CNN

How Missouri's abortion ban is prompting urgent patient travel & talks about enforcement - CNN

EXCLUSIVE Pope Francis denies he is planning to resign soon, article with video - Reuters

Ukraine war to shift to Donetsk after fall of Luhansk; Russia claims major victory - Reuters

Morning Bid: Independence Day but no fireworks for markets - Reuters

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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