Tornado-warned storms continued to rumble through north-central Texas and eastern Oklahoma Saturday afternoon, with several tornadoes reported that destroyed homes and injured several people.
Heavy damage was reported in Abilene from a likely tornado that struck around 5 a.m. CDT. Images posted to social media show structural damage to buildings and utility poles down. Several homes were also damaged. Continue reading
Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden
Yesterday we reported that the Trump administration would be dumping thousands of illegal migrants in Florida due to overcrowding at the border.
Now, we learn that San Diego will receive hundreds of migrant families from South Texas for processing, as the agency struggles to keep up with large numbers of Central Americans who have flooded into the country. The agency said that it was also considering distributing apprehended border-crossers to Detroit, Miami and Buffalo, New York, according to the Globe and Mail. Continue reading
A Florida mayor suggested putting immigrants up in Donald Trump’s hotels after administration officials informed leaders they were planning to fly immigrants from the border to two Democratic counties in the state.
“This is irresponsible policy. To bring hundreds of people here every week without providing the necessary resources to house and feed them is inhumane,” Broward County Mayor Mark Bogen said in a statement. “I would suggest that we bring them to the Trump hotels and ask the president to open his heart and home as well.” Continue reading
May. 17, 2019 – 6:18 – David Coleman defends the College Board’s new ‘environmental context dashboard.’
The Great Recession
Stocks posted their fourth straight weekly loss across all three headline indices this week, but more important than that they proved convincingly on Friday that the market is as fully intoxicated as I claimed in my recent article, “Hopium Floats.”
The path of indices through the day looked like a side-on view of the flight of my lunatic crow (sole heckler) just before he hits a wall at the end of his day and slides down it to the ground: Continue reading
CANAAN, N.H. (AP) — A company has offered to rehire a New Hampshire school cafeteria worker whom it fired for giving a student lunch for free , but she isn’t interested.
Bonnie Kimball said she was terminated March 28 by Fresh Picks, a vendor that supplies food to the Mascoma Valley Regional High School in Canaan. It came a day after she gave a student lunch, even though he couldn’t pay for it. Continue reading
The Canary – by Byran Wall
Palestinian activists have responded to Madonna’s insistence that she’ll go ahead with her performance at the Eurovision Song Contest. One accused her of ‘supporting murder and genocide’. Continue reading
Mint Press News – by Whitney Webb
NEW YORK — For nearly two decades, one of the most overlooked and little known arrests made in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks was that of the so-called “High Fivers,” or the “Dancing Israelis.” However, new information released by the FBI on May 7 has brought fresh scrutiny to the possibility that the “Dancing Israelis,” at least two of whom were known Mossad operatives, had prior knowledge of the attacks on the World Trade Center. Continue reading
The Trump administration is preparing to send Central American migrants caught along the southern border to Border Patrol stations “across the entire nation,” according to a senior Border Patrol official who confirmed the plans Friday.
With more than 4,500 people being caught each day crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, the agency has run out of room at its Border Patrol facilities in the four border states. The agency has started looking at its facilities around the country, which are mostly along the northern border with Canada and coastal states. Continue reading
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a mass murder occurs when at least four people are murdered, not including the shooter, over a relatively short period of time during a single incident. Over the last 30 years, the United States has seen a significant increase in mass shootings, which are becoming more frequent and more deadly. Continue reading
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- The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates: $10 Norm
- Birth of the Bill of Rights 1776-1791: $20 Jim
- The Great Holocaust Trial: $16 Christine
- Pure Sand Gardening: $35 Christine
- 1993 US Mint Bill of Rights Commemorative Coin and Stamp Set: $35 Mary
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Archive: TWFTT 5-17-19
The Great Recession
In my January Premium Post, “An Interesting Interest Conundrum,” I laid out how the Federal Reserve was losing control over the Fed funds rate — a loss of control over its bedrock interest rate that indicates financial stresses are building in the banking system that increase the risks from runs on the banks: Continue reading
Breitbart – by Kristina Wong
Gene Simmons, bassist and co-lead singer for the rock band KISS, made news when he visited the Pentagon on Thursday as part of an initiative to connect the American public to the United States military.
But it was his emotional remarks about what America meant to him and his late mother that were remarkable. Continue reading
The Trump administration is looking to hire a private contractor that will be responsible for transporting approximately 225,000 migrant children and families to shelters across the country over the next five years as they wait for their asylum claims to be processed.
ICE (the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency) is seeking the services of a “highly responsible” contractor that “fully embraces the philosophy” of treating all unaccompanied minors (UACs) and family units (FAMUs) with “dignity and respect,” according to a federal procurement document dated May 13. Continue reading