At least eight freight trains have crashed across the country since the beginning of February
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Another U.S. chemical train derails –At least eight freight trains have crashed across the country since the beginning of February | 27 March 2023 | A Canadian Pacific Railway freight train derailed in North Dakota on Sunday, spilling hazardous liquid asphalt from containers. The crash is the latest in a spate of derailments across the U.S., one of which caused a devastating release of toxic chemicals. The incident took place near the town of Wyndmere shortly after 11pm on Sunday night, a Canadian Pacific spokesman told local media. Richland County Emergency Manager Brett Lambrecht said that 31 cars of the 70-car train left the track, some of which were carrying liquid asphalt. Liquid asphalt is a flammable petroleum-based product, but Lambrecht said that cold temperatures will allow the material to solidify and reduce the chance of fire.
Christian school massacre suspect identified as transgender, police found maps, manifesto | 27 March 2023 | A shooting at a Tennessee private Christian grade school left three students and three adults dead, including the head of the school, Monday and the shooter was killed by police, authorities said. The victims were killed in the attack at the Covenant School, authorities said. Nashville police say officers engaged with and killed the shooter, identified as a 28-year-old female carrying two “assault-type rifles” and a handgun. The shooter was identified as Audrey Elizabeth Hale, a Nashville resident, who identified as a transgender woman. Investigators were investigating a home connected to her. Nashville police Chief John Drake said Hale possibly prepared for the shooting, including having written a manifesto. “We have also determined that there were maps drawn of the school in detail of surveillance entry points. At one point she was a student at that school,” he said.
Ukraine: Soldiers Storm Orthodox Monastery, Arrest Priest During Service, Cut Off Access to Sacred Caves, Close Three Orthodox Churches | 24 March 2023 | Your tax dollars at work. The Zelensky Regime continues its war against Orthodox Christian Church in Ukraine. Zelensky cut off access to the sacred Kiev Caves Lavra National Reserve, additional caves, and three other Orthodox churches… In another incident last week a Christian man lost his fingertip when raiders tore open the doors of his Orthodox Church with a crowbar. And an Orthodox Church in Western Ukraine was raided during mass and the priest was arrested.
Adam Kinzinger Linked to Pro-Ukraine Organization Which Allegedly Scammed People Out of Millions of Dollars | 26 March 2023 | RINO Adam Kinzinger might be in serious hot water because a Ukraine-centered non-profit he is a board member of is being accused of scamming people out of millions of dollars. As reported by the Post Millennial, the story starts with a man named James Vasquez who formerly worked for Ripley’s Heroes. Vasquez boasted about joining the Ukraine army in 2022 to fight the Russians and bragged about his supposed exploits, including “taking out seven Russian tanks.” This caught Kinzinger’s attention and he started promoting Vasquez. He urged Twitter to verify his account and posed together with the supposed hero. There was just one problem: Vasquez lied about everything. Now Ripley’s Heroes is being investigated by the federal government.
New York Close to Passing Statewide Gas Stove Ban on New Homes | 26 March 2023 | New York state is reportedly close to enacting the nation’s first legislative ban on gas stoves for most new construction, including single-family homes and commercial buildings. Amid a statewide uproar over the plan, the Democrat-led state legislature is set to advance the move as part of Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul’s $227 billion budget blueprint… If passed as is, the measure would prohibit the installation of “fossil fuel equipment” and building systems in the construction of new one-family and smaller multi-family homes, beginning on Dec. 31, 2025. The same prohibition would apply to new larger multi-family homes and commercial buildings starting on Dec. 31, 2028… Rep. Nick Langworthy (R-N.Y.), who chairs the New York State Republican Committee, called Hochul a hypocrite for not getting rid of gas stoves in her home in Buffalo and the governor’s mansion in Albany. “Is it any surprise that Queen Kathy cooks on her gas stove when she flies around on private planes? New Yorkers are so sick of phony climate-warrior hypocrites and their ‘rules for thee but not for me,'” the congressman told the New York Post in January. “Our state is in a crime and economic free fall and she’s waging war on appliances.“
Another mysterious attack on the U.S. food supply: 5 killed, 2 missing after devastating chocolate factory explosion in Pennsylvania, officials say –There has been no official word on a cause of this blast | 26 March 2023 | A fifth person was confirmed dead and two people remained unaccounted for Sunday, two days after a powerful explosion at a chocolate factory shook a small Pennsylvania town. The blast happened around 5 p.m. Friday at the R.M. Palmer Company in West Reading. Witnesses reported hearing an explosion coming from the candy factory, then saw flames shortly after. The damage is extensive. Officials say RM Palmer Building #2 is destroyed and there’s damage at the neighboring Palmer building #1. There has been no official word on a cause of this blast, including whether it was caused by a gas leak.
‘There’s nothing left’: Deep South tornadoes kill 26 –The tornado received a preliminary EF-4 rating, the National Weather Service office in Jackson said late Saturday in a tweet. | 25 March 2023 | Rescuers raced Saturday to search for survivors and help hundreds of people left homeless after a powerful tornado cut a devastating path through Mississippi, killing at least 25 people, injuring dozens, and flattening entire blocks as it carved a path of destruction for more than an hour. One person was killed in Alabama. The tornado devastated a swath of the Mississippi Delta town of Rolling Fork, reducing homes to piles of rubble, flipping cars on their sides and toppling the town’s water tower. Residents hunkered down in bath tubs and hallways during Friday night’s storm and later broke into a John Deere store that they converted into a triage center for the wounded. “There’s nothing left,” said Wonder Bolden, holding her granddaughter, Journey, while standing outside the remnants of her mother’s now-leveled mobile home in Rolling Fork. “There’s just the breeze that’s running, going through — just nothing.”
Netanyahu suspends judicial reform –The move comes after months-long protests across Israel | 27 March 2023 | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced the suspension of the controversial judicial overhaul, after months of massive nationwide demonstrations. In a statement on Monday evening, Netanyahu said that he ordered a “timeout” on the controversial legislation until after the Knesset recess, in order “to give a real opportunity for real dialogue.” He condemned “a minority of extremists that are willing to tear our country to shreds, leading us to civil war and calling for refusal of army service,” which he called “a terrible crime.” The announcement comes after Netanyahu fired his defense minister, Yoav Gallant, who challenged the reform, arguing that it threatens national security. The move added fuel to the protests, with hundreds of thousands of people taking to the streets across the country.
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says staff member ‘brutally attacked,’ sustained ‘life-threatening’ injuries –A suspect has been arrested, according to a DC Metropolitan Police report | 27 March 2023 | The office of Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul confirmed Monday that a member of his staff was “brutally attacked” on the streets of Washington, D.C over the weekend. “This past weekend a member of my staff was brutally attacked in broad daylight in Washington, D.C.,” Paul said in a statement… Paul’s office did not confirm the identity of the staff member who was attacked, however a press released issued by the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department on Monday afternoon said the victim was an adult male who had sustained “life-threatening injuries.” The statement announced the arrest of a suspect, 42-year-old Glynn Neal, “in reference to an Assault with Intent to Kill (Knife) offense,” and that the incident occurred on the 1300 block of H Stree, NE, less than 1.5 miles from the U.S. Capitol.
Professor Suspended After Writing That Killing ‘Right-Wing’ Speakers Is ‘Admirable’ | 27 March 2023 | A Wayne State University (WSU) professor was suspended with pay after writing on Facebook that it is more “admirable” to kill a right-wing speaker than it is to shout them down on a college campus, The New Guard reported. Steven Shaviro, a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences professor, wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday that while he does not “advocating violating federal and state criminal codes,” it is “far more admirable to kill a racist, homophobic, or transphobic speaker than it is to shout them down,” according to the New Guard. The professor was reportedly placed on leave and the incident was reported to law enforcement agencies for review.
With His First Veto, Biden Puts Woke Capitalism Before American Workers and Retirees | 27 March 2023 | Joe Biden issued his first veto against a bipartisan bill that sought to protect millions of Americans’ retirement plans from woke investments. His action shows he prioritizes politics over Americans’ financial security. Early this month, the U.S. House and Senate passed a bipartisan resolution to prevent fiduciaries of retirement plans from subordinating financial returns to woke causes. Biden chose to ignore all the concerns and warnings, including those from his own party. Instead, he used his first veto to preserve a so-called environmental, social, and governance, or ESG, rule that his administration adopted last year. His action confirms that despite his rhetoric of bipartisanship, he is an inflexible politician.
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