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Jeffrey Sumpter, Duty To Retreat And Stand Your Ground.

Jeffery Sumpter is a 21 year old resident of Connecticut who was sentenced to 18 months in jail for attacking three people that attacked him while working in a Dunkin’ Donuts.

Here’s how the Connecticut Post described the verdict:

Victim of Norwalk assault gets 18 months for not retreating

STAMFORD — A Bridgeport man who was assaulted by three juveniles while he was at work in Norwalk will have to spend 18 months in jail for stabbing one of the attackers.

“I was defending myself,” Jeffrey Sumpter, 21, told Judge John Blawie on Monday morning at the Stamford courthouse when he was sentenced for stabbing one of the males in the leg last October. Blawie told Sumpter that he understood and believed his version of events, but he said he had to follow the letter of the law.

Sumpter, dressed in a white prison jumpsuit with short sleeves, did not reply. His public defender Howard Ehring said unlike a state like Florida, which has a law allowing its residents to stand their ground, Connecticut law requires Sumpter to retreat from the beating he was given at the Dunkin’ Donuts where he worked. After being assaulted inside the coffee shop, Sumpter ran outside and stabbed one of the men.

FoxNews reported essentially the same thing:

Connecticut assault victim gets 18 months in jail for stabbing attacker

A Connecticut man who was assaulted by three juveniles while at work has been sentenced to prison for stabbing one of the attackers.

Seems like the world turned upside down, doesn’t it? Why was the victim charged with assault much less convicted?
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Adam Carolla: Don’t Make Things Worse.

From Prager University.

Adam Carolla, comedian, social critic and host of the wildly popular Adam Carolla podcast, delivers the 2018 commencement address for PragerU. He offers some sage advice and makes a heart-felt request — as only Adam can.




How Do Vending Machines Detect Fake Coins?

Yesterday while shopping and stopping at a vending machine, this came up. We remember growing up where there was a machining factory that had slugs that were the perfect size of quarters. Kids would go and grab them by the handful. (Honestly, we grabbed the slugs because they were fun to fiddle with, but never used them in a machine.) Still, the answer to how vending machines detect fake coins has come a long way.

Don’t take any wooden nickels!



Walt Disney: American Dreamer

From Prager University:

Walt Disney was the twentieth century’s prime example of American ingenuity. How did he do it? In this video, Glenn Beck, best-selling author and host of The Glenn Beck Program, explains how Disney became a household name, and how he proved that in America, the only limit to your ambition is your own imagination.




Ooops! The Best Laid Plans……

We actually had another post scheduled for today ant then late last night we got an email from one of our sources who asked that we hold off on it.

We are nothing if not accommodating.

So today’s scheduled post will most likely hit tomorrow. In the meantime, take a couple seconds and watch a new Guinness World Record being set in the solving of a Rubic’s Cube in 4.221 seconds.


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Do You Have A Maximum Heart Rate?

Even we get tired of all the politics sometimes and take a break by looking at other things.

Does your heart rate have an upper limit and could you ever reach it?




Can Climate Models Predict Climate Change?

Predicting climate temperatures isn’t science – it’s science fiction. Emeritus Professor of Physics at Princeton University Will Happer explains.




Building The World’s Largest Telescope.

We have to admit, when we first saw this title, we thought it would be an informative, but rather boring video.

That all changed when the head of the project says “Each mirror takes seven years to make.”

Seven years.

Underneath the University of Arizona’s football stadium are the beginnings of the Giant Magellan Telescope, set to be the largest optical telescope in the world. The Richard F. Caris Mirror Laboratory is the only place equipped to manufacture gigantic 27-foot tall mirrors, the kind needed to build the heart of the Magellan. Each of the seven mirrors that will comprise the telescope weigh in at 17-tons and will produce images with 10 times the resolution of the Hubble Space Telescope, giving scientists an unprecedented look into the fringes of our universe.

Amazing.



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