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  • 1 dead, 12 injured after explosion, partial building collapse at Texas hospital

    06/26/2018 8:36:47 PM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    One person died and a dozen others were injured after what's being described as a construction accident at a hospital in Gatesville, just north of Fort Hood, Tuesday afternoon. An explosion occurred at a construction site at Coryell Memorial Hospital around 2:15 p.m., hospital officials said. The person who died and the twelve people injured were construction workers, officials said. Seven of them are in critical condition. The construction crew was working on a hospital expansion project at the time, the hospital's CEO David Byrom said. No hospitals staff or patients were injured in the blast, hospital officials said. Crews...
  • A Spending Embarrassment

    06/24/2018 11:46:50 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 24, 2018 | WSJ Editorial Board
    Republicans have had a rough week, mostly of their own making, and on Wednesday they added to their self-punishment with a spending fiasco in the Senate. Two GOP Senators blocked the Trump Administration’s rescissions package that would claw back $15 billion, much of which wasn’t even likely to be spent under current policy. A Senate procedural vote to move the rescissions package failed 48-50 after defections from Susan Collins of Maine and Richard Burr of North Carolina. From what we’ve heard Ms. Collins wanted to keep the money on ice so if it isn’t spent as part of its current...
  • A crane operator working on the FIU bridge left the deadly scene — in his crane

    05/14/2018 6:55:40 PM PDT · by blueyon · 37 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 5/09/18 | By Nicholas Nehamas, Charles Rabin and Andres Viglucci
    MIAMI - No one seemed to notice when a large white crane that had been working at the doomed Florida International University bridge lurched away down Tamiami Trail shortly after the span collapsed. There was a disaster to respond to: Mountains of concrete. Horribly mangled cars. Dead and injured people. It wasn't until some time later that authorities began wondering what happened to the crane and its operator, a close eyewitness who might help the investigation into the collapse. But he, and the crane, were gone. "He drove away in the crane and nobody stopped him,"
  • Satellite data backs theory of North Korean nuclear site collapse

    05/10/2018 5:01:28 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies
    Science News ^ | MAY 10, 2018 | MARIA TEMMING
    Satellite data backs theory of North Korean nuclear site collapse Whether underground cave-ins have made the facility unusable is unknown BY MARIA TEMMING 2:00PM, MAY 10, 2018 A new analysis of satellite images and seismic waves from North Korea’s nuclear test site support theories that the underground facility has at least partially collapsed. Seismologists across the world have been tracking the clandestine nuclear weapons program for years by analyzing vibrations that emanate from explosions at the test site under Mount Mantap (SN: 8/5/17, p. 18). Now, researchers have paired 3-D satellite images of Mount Mantap with seismic tremor data to...
  • North Korea’s nuclear test site has collapsed ... and that may be why Kim Jong-un suspended tests

    04/25/2018 9:58:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 82 replies
    SCMP ^ | 25 April, 2018 | 25 April, 2018
    North Korea’s nuclear test site has collapsed ... and that may be why Kim Jong-un suspended tests The mountain’s collapse after a fifth blast last fall has led to the creation of a massive ‘chimney’ that could leak radioactive fallout into the air, researchers have found North Korea’s mountain nuclear test site has collapsed, putting China and other nearby nations at unprecedented risk of radioactive exposure, two separate groups of Chinese scientists studying the issue have confirmed. The collapse after five nuclear blasts may be why North Korean leader Kim Jong-un declared on Friday that he would freeze the hermit...
  • Drivers claim Pennsylvania Turnpike toll hikes are 'highway robbery'

    04/02/2018 7:15:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | March 30, 2018 | Debra Erdley
    Elizabeth Zemba of Mt. Pleasant, a daily Pennsylvania Turnpike traveler, turned to art and creativity to express frustration with the highway's ever-rising tolls. She created an Internet meme. A photo of a turnpike tollbooth is overlaid with the logo: "Pennsylvania Turnpike re-inventing highway robbery since 2009." For many, annual turnpike toll increases simply have become too much to bear. Two weeks ago, a coalition of truckers and motorists advocates filed a class action suit against the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, PennDOT and Gov. Tom Wolf, seeking to recoup "excessive fees" that went to underwrite projects other than the operation of the...
  • 'Up to 10' people crushed to death as 950-ton pedestrian bridge collapses on top of cars...

    03/15/2018 2:07:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 105 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | march 15, 2018 | Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com and Reuters
    FULL TITLE: 'Up to 10' people crushed to death as 950-ton pedestrian bridge collapses on top of cars and pedestrians on Florida college campus - just five days after it was installed Up to 10 people have been killed when a newly installed pedestrian bridge spanning several lanes of traffic collapsed at Florida International University on Thursday. US Senator Bill Nelson of Florida told local TV station CBS Miami that between six to 10 people died. The 174-foot 'instant bridge' hailed as a feat of engineering and safety, was installed Saturday morning but was not due to open to the...
  • Whole Foods calls meeting with key vendors as tensions flare

    03/13/2018 6:22:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 61 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03-11-2018 | Lauren Hirsch
    Tensions between Whole Foods Market and some of the most important brands it sells in its stores will come to head on March 19. The grocer notified certain vendors about the meeting last Saturday. A key issue discussed will be Whole Foods' efforts to centralize its merchandising. Tensions between Whole Foods Market and some of the most important brands it sells in its stores will come to a head on March 19, when they will congregate for a recently announced summit, sources familiar with the situation tell CNBC. The grocer notified certain vendors about the meeting by email last Saturday....
  • A million dollars a minute

    02/18/2018 11:26:07 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 14, 2018 | Andrew P. Napolitano
    Imagine you open the faucet of your kitchen sink expecting water and instead out comes cash. Now imagine that it comes out at the rate of $1 million a minute. You call your plumber, who thinks you’re crazy. To get you off the phone, he opines that it is your sink and therefore must be your money. So you spend it wildly. Then you realize that the money wasn’t yours and you owe it back. Now imagine that this happens every minute of every day for the next three years. At the end of the three years, you owe back...
  • UN envoy: Gaza on verge of 'full collapse'

    01/31/2018 12:53:54 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/1/18 | Elad Benari
    UN Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov warned on Tuesday that Hamas-controlled Gaza on the verge of "full collapse", AFP reported. According to Mladenov, a key to saving Gaza from disaster was restoring the government of Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas to power there, a decade after it was forced out by Hamas in a bloody coup. "Without that Gaza risks exploding in our face again, this time in a far more deadly and violent manner than in the past," Mladenov was quoted as having said at the annual conference of Israel's Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv....
  • Why We're Underestimating the American Collapse

    01/26/2018 12:08:39 PM PST · by RinaseaofDs · 98 replies
    Eudaimonia ^ | 1/25/2018 | Umair Haque
    "Seen accurately. American collapse is a catastrophe of human possibility without modern parallel . And because the mess that America has made of itself, then, is so especially unique, so singular, so perversely special — the treatment will have to be novel, too. The uniqueness of these social pathologies tell us that American collapse is not like a reversion to any mean, or the downswing of a trend. It is something outside the norm. Something beyond the data. Past the statistics. It is like the meteor that hit the dinosaurs: an outlier beyond outliers, an event at the extreme of the extremes....
  • Bridge collapse in Colombia kills 10 construction workers, several missing

    01/26/2018 7:36:57 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | January 16, 2018 | amp/jm (Reuters, AP, dpa)
    At least 10 construction workers died and several were injured after a partially constructed bridge in central Colombia collapsed on Monday. The laborers were working on the bridge's drainage system when the incident occurred. The victims fell 280 meters (920 feet) into a ravine in Chirajara about 95 kilometers (60 miles) from the Colombian capital of Bogota.
  • Peter Schiff: In The Impending Collapse "Everything That Can Go Wrong, Will"

    01/17/2018 4:05:22 PM PST · by blam · 121 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 1-17-2017 | NMac Slavo
    The impending economic collapse is hidden from most. People only see a rising stock market, not the negative underlying factors that will cause the whole system to crash. The weakening of the U.S. dollar is just getting started, warned veteran market forecaster Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital. “We have just begun a major, long-term bear market in the dollar,” he said, which should cause a spike in oil prices. He thinks oil will reach $80-$100 a barrel in 2018. The commodity currently trades at roughly $63 a barrel. Shiff focuses on oil as just one example of the...
  • The financial collapse of Illinois is accelerating

    10/10/2017 11:47:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/10/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    John O'Connor of the AP has just broken the news that the unpaid bills of the Great State of Illinois have reached the awe-inspiring sum of $16.5 billion. Illinois is chasing a moving target as it tries to dig out of the nation's worst budget crisis, and a review obtained by The Associated Press shows $7.5 billion worth of unpaid bills – as much as half the total – hadn't been sent to the official who writes the checks by the end of June. Although many of those IOUs have since been paid, a similar amount in unprocessed bills has replaced...
  • The Federal Reserve is setting America up for economic disaster

    09/19/2017 7:24:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 18, 2017 | Armstrong Williams
    I recently had the opportunity to read "The Creature from Jekyll Island" by G. Edward Griffin, a prodigious tome dealing with the circumstances surrounding the creation of the U.S. Federal Reserve System. I was taken aback by some of its provocative assertions. America joined World War I largely to help a few bankers profit off the war (despite a long-standing Monroe doctrine that prohibited our involvement in European affairs) The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 was supported by international financial interests in order to destabilize Russia and steal the wealth of the Russian people; and So-called "foreign aid" is merely a...
  • POLL: Why is the once thriving nation of Venezuela on the brink of total collapse?

    09/19/2017 3:38:22 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 23 replies
    POLL: Why is the once thriving nation of Venezuela on the brink of total collapse? THE UNITED STATES HAS WAGED AN "ECONOMIC WAR" AGAINST VENEZUELA SOCIALISM HAS DESTROYED THE VENEZUELAN ECONOMY I'M NOT SURE
  • Snopes On Verge Of Collapse After Founder Is Accused Of Fraud, Lies, and Prostitutes

    09/07/2017 6:04:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 07/26/17 | Alana Goodman
    Fact-checking' website Snopes is asking its users for help in a GoFundMe saying an 'outside vendor' is 'holding it hostage'   But the site which claims to be 'transparent' and to tell people the facts they need to know hasn't told those donating everything that is going onIn fact it is at the center of a bitter legal battle with its CEO being accused of fraud, lies, conspiracy and putting prostitutes and his honeymoon on expensesDavid Mikkelson set up company which owns Snopes.com in 2003 with then wife Barbara but she sold her 50 per cent stake during bitter divorceOwners of...
  • Lesson from History: Transgender Mania is Sign of Cultural Collapse

    08/30/2017 8:49:49 PM PDT · by TChris · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12-14-2016 | Camille Paglia
    Author, art professor, feminist, and cultural commentator Camille Paglia speaks on the current transgender mania, the wisdom of early medical & surgical intervention (calling it "child abuse"), and how the explosion of gender identities is a recurring sign of cultural collapse throughout the history of civilization.
  • Big brands shun straight, white Britain in their adverts

    08/27/2017 2:27:19 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    Times UK ^ | 8/26/17 | Andrew Ellson, etc
    Advertisers are turning to gay couples and ethnic minorities to sell their products Advertisers are so worried about being accused of racism or homophobia they are shying away from using images of white people and straight couples. Marketing departments are even putting diversity above relevance to their target audience to avoid accusations of bigotry, a survey of 500 companies has found. A third of advertisers questioned said they had used fewer white models and heterosexual couples over the past year. More than a third of these said they were taking this approach to “prevent perceived discrimination”. The findings are likely...
  • IS tactics in al-Raqqa indicate imminent collapse (Syria)

    07/22/2017 11:27:49 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    ANHA Hawar News Agency ^ | 07.22.2017 12:29 | J. O
    AL-RAQQA– Considering IS’ state and its attacks’ tactics within al-Raqqa city, it comes to light the extent to which its collapse is imminent, still, the situation should not be underestimated since victory cannot be achieved so easily.Syrian Democratic Forces have declared on June 6 the commencement of the al-Raqqa liberation from IS gangs, SDF broke into the city from the eastern and western sides after fierce clashes with IS gangs.The forces managed till now to liberate 8 neighborhoods from IS gangs which are :al-Sabahiya, al-Romaniyah, al-Qadisiyah, Huteen, Yarmouk western al-Raqqa and al-Mushlab, al-Sinaa, and al-Batani eastern of the city, and...