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Wednesday April 10th, 2019 night edition

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According to the Pentagon, 71 percent of Americans age 17 to 24 are ineligible to join the military, primarily because they are too overweight or too poorly educated, or they have a record of serious crime or drug abuse.

“We think by 2020 it could be as high as 50 percent, which means only 2 in 10 would qualify to join the Army.”.

The effects of America’s “culture of obesity” — making poor nutrition choices or getting inadequate exercise, or both — affects many who do enlist.

The military spends more than $1.5 billion annually treating obesity-related health conditions and replacing those discharged because they’re unfit.

Recruiting challenges caused by health-related factors such as obesity, it’s fair to say, increase pressure on the military to compensate by enlisting otherwise ineligible candidates.

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Retired Maj. Gen. Jeffrey E. Phillips is a member of Mission: Readiness and the executive director of the Reserve Officers Association. »

Waffle House good Samaritan shot to death paying for meals, handing out $20 bills

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A good Samaritan was fatally shot over the weekend while handing out $20 bills and paying for meals at a Florida restaurant, according to police.

Officials with the Alachua County Sheriff's Office said the restaurant's surveillance camera captured an altercation between the two on video.

At one point, Hicks left the Waffle House and retrieved a 9mm Glock pistol, which was later recovered at the scene, according to the sheriff's office. »

How The Blair Witch Project changed horror for ever

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Having said that, we’ve had dozens of movies like The Blair Witch Project.

In the 20 years since its release, it has transformed the horror landscape, and more besides.

One of the reasons we will never have a Blair Witch Project again is because we’ll never have an early internet again. »

Epic Store and 12% cut

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Unfortunately they didn't reveal exact cut but Valve supports over 100 payment methods so fees for those probably vary a lot.

If 30% of total buyers buy game outside of Epic Store technically Epic is getting 8%.

And according to Tim Sweeney that is enough to cover costs, but if you are running business you need profit. »