Yahoo News

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An attempt to smuggle immigrants into the country illegally ended with three people dead and eight seriously injured in a remote, rugged area of California near the Mexican border.

The incident began Thursday afternoon when agents discovered tire tracks for several cars that ran from the international border north into the U.S. The agency calls such incidents “drive-throughs,” or instances in which cars illegally enter the U.S., often through remote areas that don’t have border fencing.   Continue reading “3 dead, 8 injured in immigrant smuggling attempt at border”

Journal Sentinel – by Karen Pilarski

A week before a United States Postal Service employee will be sentenced for stealing mail in Milwaukee County, another worker here has been found guilty of the same act.

Thomas P. Gunderson of Franklin pleaded guilty to embezzlement of mail matter on Nov. 29 and will be sentenced at a later date, according to online federal court records.   Continue reading “Postal worker admits to stealing $5,200 from greeting cards in Wauwatosa, federal court records indicate”

ABC News

A massive earthquake — registering 7.0 magnitude according to the U.S. Geological Survey — rocked Anchorage, Alaska Friday, sending debris crashing to the ground, damaging buildings and causing “major infrastructure damage,” officials said.

The quake happened about 7.5 miles north of the city, the USGS reported, and officials said residents there should brace for aftershocks. A tsunami warning was issued but later canceled.   Continue reading “Large earthquake rocks Anchorage, Alaska, causing ‘major infrastructure damage’”


Fair Haven Union High School made national news last February after a former student was arrested for allegedly planning to shoot up the school.

So when a group of parents in charge of fundraising efforts for Fair Haven Union’s Project Graduation decided to raffle off a pair of rifles it raised some eyebrows.   Continue reading “Fair Haven Community At Odds Over Gun Raffle”


Legal defense for the poor is a hot-button issue in New York State. Lately, the state’s been under pressure to give counties more support with this mandate and help pay for services like assigned counsel.

Private lawyers are often hired to help needy clients and in turn, fill a big gap in the North Country’s justice system. But local governments are struggling to keep the program afloat.  Continue reading “Court-appointed lawyers hard to come by in the North Country”

There will be no broadcast of The Word From the Trenches today, our internet is out AGAIN.

We are still able to monitor the site and put up articles with our mobile wi-fi, which had this happened yesterday, we would not have been able to, but yesterday afternoon we received a donation, the first one in two weeks by the way, but just in time so that this morning we could buy a card for the mobile wi-fi.   Continue reading “No Word From the Trenches today”

Investment Watch

A new invasive tick species capable of transmitting several severe diseases is spreading in the United States, posing an emerging threat to human and animal health, according to a pair of reports issued Thursday.

The Asian longhorned tick is the first invasive tick to arrive in the United States in about 80 years. It’s native to eastern China, Japan, the Russian Far East and the Korean Peninsula and is now also established in Australia and New Zealand.   Continue reading “CDC & DoD investigating deadly disease threat posed by fast-multiplying exotic tick – Asian Longhorn Tick – CAUSES HUMAN HEMORRAGIC FEVER”

Free Beacon – by Stephen Gutowski

A Massachusetts landlord told a Harvard University graduate student that he wanted her to move out of her apartment because her legally owned firearms made some of her roommates uncomfortable.

“Since it’s clear that Leyla wants to keep her firearms, it would be best for all parties if she finds another place to live,” Dave Lewis, president of Avid Management, said in an email to the household obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.   Continue reading “Landlord Tells Harvard Student to Move Out Over Legally Owned Guns”

Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden

We don’t expect the West to denounce xenophobia and prejudice on this one: officials in Kiev have announced that Russian men will be barred from the country following the imposition of martial law this week.

The ruling targets men aged 16-60, who will no longer be able to enter the country, with the only exceptions being for “humanitarian cases” like funerals or an emergency. Martial law is in effect in 10 Ukrainian regions until December 26 following the Russian Navy seizing three Ukrainian ships and 24 sailors in the Black Sea last Sunday as the crew stands accused of “dangerous maneuvers” in Russian territorial water.    Continue reading “Ukraine Bans Russian Men From The Country; Russia Says Will Not Reciprocate”

Free Thought Project – by Matt Agorist

Wallingford, CT — On June 14th, Gary Joseph King had gotten into an argument at his house which prompted a neighbor to call the police. Several officers arrived to the call that night and placed King in handcuffs at which point Officer Joseph Smith lost his temper and began a disturbing assault on the handcuffed man. For assaulting a handcuffed man and knocking him unconscious in the process, Smith was given a two week vacation in the form of a suspension.   Continue reading “Cop Seen on Video Beating, Choking, Knocking Handcuffed Man Unconscious—No Charges, Not Fired”

The Christian Post – by Samuel Smith

A Texas father who objects to his ex-wife pushing their 6-year-old son into identifying as a girl is in danger of losing custody of the child after he was accused of “abusive behavior.”

Walt Heyer, a former transgender woman who is now outspoken against the push for children to identify as transgender, has highlighted the case of James Younger, who since the age of three has undergone social transitioning to be identified as a girl.   Continue reading “Texas dad could lose custody of 6-y-o son for not affirming transgender identity”

Voice of Europe – by Emma R.

In parallel with the highly criticised migration pact, the UN has also prepared a refugee pact. Both these treaties are intended to be signed at the conference in Morocco on 10-11 December.

Even if the pact is not legally binding, it refers to obligations. Thus, a kind of soft laws that restrict the sovereignty of the countries. Some of the points included in the refugee pact are as follows:   Continue reading “Warning: The UN’s Refugee Pact is even worse than its Migration Pact and both will be signed in December”

Independent – by Maya Oppenheim

Virtual assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home have the capacity to analyse how happy and healthy a couple’s relationship is, research has found.

In-home listening devices will soon be able to judge how functional relationships are as well as interrupt an argument with an idea for how to resolve it, the study said.   Continue reading “Alexa and Google Home have capacity to predict if couple are struggling and can interrupt arguments, finds study”

Activist Post – by BN Frank

I’ve never been to Vermont but I’ve heard it’s wonderful.  Sounds like many residents are determined to keep it that way – at least in Burlington (estimated population 42,452 in 2015):   Continue reading “Victory Against Verizon by Angry Vermonters Who Don’t Want Small Cell Towers Installed Throughout Their Community”

IMEMC News – by Celine Hagbard

In a ruling that directly violates international law and conventions against the use of torture, the Israeli High Court ruled Monday that Israeli intelligence officers were justified in their use of torture against a Palestinian prisoner. The ruling sets a precedent for the future use of torture and the expansion of such techniques used against Palestinians held in Israeli custody.

The case, which involved Palestinian prisoner Fares Tbeish, was brought to the Israeli High Court after lower courts ruled that the torture was justified.   Continue reading “Israeli High Court Rules to Allow, Expand Use of Torture”

Boing Boing – by Xeni Jardin

Sheryl Sandberg asked Facebook staff to research George Soros because he gave a speech boldly critical of the social media giant as a “menace,” reports the New York Times tonight.

After Davos, “in an email in January to senior communications and policy executives,” Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg “asked Facebook’s communications staff to research George Soros’s financial interests in the wake of his high-profile attacks on tech companies.”   Continue reading “Sheryl Sandberg ordered Facebook staff to investigate George Soros after he gave THIS speech”

Breitbart – by Penny Starr

United Nations (U.N.) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Thursday that the trend in favor of nationalist policies around the world is making it harder to promote a global approach to fighting climate change.

“I think that it is clear to me that the world is more polarized. We have more and more nationalist approaches being popular and winning election or having strong election results,” Guterres said. “We see the trust between public opinions and institutions — governments, political establishments but also International organization … being eroded.”   Continue reading “U.N. Secretary: Rise of Nationalism Threatens Fight Against Climate Change”

The Organic Prepper – by Meadow Clark

A long-held federal hemp ban has finally been lifted in the United States thanks to provisions in the newly reconciled Farm Bill.

In case you haven’t heard, hemp could literally save the world and certainly didn’t deserve to be in the Controlled Substances Act. However, it was kept there through a misinformation and propaganda campaign spearheaded by corporate interests.   Continue reading “FINALLY: Feds Lift the Propaganda and Misinformation Based Industrial Hemp Ban”

World Events and the Bible

WEB Notes: Can you believe this? It seems I have been asking that a lot lately. Trump put up a big stink to sent troops to the border. Then the law breakers known as illegal immigrants threw all sorts of things at the men defending our border…

All for the illegal immigrants to walk free right into the US. Our President said we will not tolerate lawlessness. Continue reading “Illegal Immigrants Arrested In Mexican Border Clash Will Not Be Prosecuted”