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  • At least 22 people injured after three-story deck collapse in New Jersey

    09/15/2019 8:09:28 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | Morgan Phillips
    Three levels of decking attached to a residential building collapsed on top of each other at the Jersey Shore Saturday, injuring at least 22 people, including some children. The collapse in Wildwood happened at around 6 p.m. during the annual New Jersey Firemen's Convention, which attracts thousands of current and former firefighters to the resort town. Cape May Regional Health System said 21 people were taken there, at least three of them children. Eleven patients had been released by 10 p.m., including all the children who were admitted, hospital spokeswoman Susan Staeger told The Associated Press. AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center...
  • Sweden's Impending Moral and Economic Collapse: The so-called “Nordic Paradise” devolves into hell.

    07/31/2019 8:54:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/31/2019 | Joseph Puder
    The “Nordic Paradise” that was Sweden until a few decades ago, has become a virtual nightmare with the influx of thousands of migrants from the Middle East, most of them unwilling to assimilate. The homogeneous society that was once Sweden, with low crime, and strong work ethics, has turned into a multicultural society, replete with crime, social instability, and declining productivity. For the many believers in the workability of social democracy, Sweden was a model of success and admiration. While personal taxes were high, the state provided its citizens with a lavish social welfare system and cradle-to-grave social services....
  • Ownership, Not Government Spending, Will Shrink Wealth Gap

    07/30/2019 6:53:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 25, 2019 | Star Parker
    With the next round of Democratic presidential candidate debates upon us, we will surely hear more about government activism to fix racial inequalities. Inequality is real and needs attention. According to the Urban Institute, average white household wealth in 2016 was $171,000 compared with average black household wealth of $17,409. Sen. Cory Booker wants government to make deposits into savings accounts for low-income children to the tune of up to $50,000 each. Sen. Kamala Harris proposes $100 billion in government subsidies for black homeownership. These kinds of proposals may win some black votes, but should they? Will they really make...
  • Baltimore’s Rat Problem is So Bad, Roads Are Collapsing

    07/30/2019 7:33:52 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 67 replies
    summit ^ | 7/29/19 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Baltimore’s rat problem is so bad that it is causing roads in the city to collapse, proving President Trump right when he said the city was a “rodent infested mess.” After being labeled “racist” for calling Elijah Cummings’ Baltimore district a “rat and rodent infested mess,” Trump doubled down earlier today by drawing attention to the city’s crime problem. “Baltimore, under the leadership of Elijah Cummings, has the worst Crime Statistics in the Nation. 25 years of all talk, no action! So tired of listening to the same old Bull…Next, Reverend Al will show up to complain & protest. Nothing...
  • Realizing the Full Implications of the Forthcoming Catastrophe

    07/27/2019 11:20:53 AM PDT · by amorphous · 49 replies
    Economic Prism ^ | 26 July 2019 | MN Gordon
    Roman poet Virgil penned these words in his epic, The Aeneid, roughly a generation before the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. They can be loosely translated to, “the descent to hell is easy.” Those who’ve traversed this passage can attest to the veracity of this axiom. Though not apparent in the milieu of Virgil’s poem, for our purposes today, we’ll extend its application to the insidious progression of currency debasement. What short utterance more aptly characterizes the steady degradation, as currently practiced by today’s church of state? Yesterday [Thursday], for example, the House acted with untroubled ease to further America’s...
  • Here’s a Promising Plan to Finally Get a Grip on Federal Spending

    07/27/2019 11:06:12 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 25, 2019 | Romina Boccia
    The massive spending deal, negotiated by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and agreed to by the president, looks poised to kill off the Budget Control Act of 2011—the law that was meant to restrain federal spending. With that law on the way out, the question arises: Where can fiscal conservatives turn to exert real and lasting fiscal discipline? Thankfully, two members of Congress have introduced a bill to do just that. The Maximizing America’s Prosperity Act—or MAP Act—is a bill proposed by Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, and Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., that would limit federal spending...
  • Art of the Budget Deal: Trump, Pelosi Agree to Up Spending and Debt

    07/23/2019 12:30:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 22, 2019 | Fred Lucas
    When President Donald Trump begrudgingly signed a budget deal he called “ridiculous” in order to get increases for the military budget, he asserted: “I’m not going to do it again.” That was 16 months ago. Now, the Trump administration and House Democrats reportedly have reached a deal to suspend the debt limit temporarily and increase spending by more than $300 billion with only limited cuts. Around 5:45 p.m. in Washington, the president tweeted: "I am pleased to announce that a deal has been struck with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Speaker of the House Nancy...
  • More FIU bridge contractors settle collapse lawsuits

    07/20/2019 1:01:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Construction Dive ^ | July 14, 2019 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: Six more contractors and designers have settled lawsuits for undisclosed amounts with victims' families and the survivors of the March 15, 2018, pedestrian bridge collapse at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, the Miami Herald reported. Among the companies that settled is FIGG Bridge Group, which designed the pedestrian span. The other five companies are Bolton Perez & Associates; Corradino Group; A&P Consulting Transportation Engineers Corp.; RLT Engineering Services LLC; and Gerdau Ameristeel US Inc. There are more than 20 defendants being sued in civil lawsuits in Miami-Dade Circuit Court for their alleged roles in the collapse. The...
  • The Totally, Utterly Irrefutable Case Against Socialism

    07/16/2019 1:49:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 11, 2019 | Lee Edwards
    When a dozen of conservatism’s best minds take on Socialism and expose it for the utopian fraud it is, attention must be paid. In a brief foreword to a special issue of National Review, Editor-in-Chief Richard Lowry admitted that many conservatives thought socialism in America had been “vanquished” after the collapse of Soviet Communism 30 years ago. But as T. S. Eliot insisted, “There is no such thing as a Lost Cause because there is no such thing as a Gained Cause.” The experts examine socialism in its many guises, beginning with Charles Cooke’s blunt assessment that socialism is not...
  • Stages of decline....devaluation...

    07/11/2019 2:26:25 PM PDT · by GraceG · 53 replies
    First...they devalue the representation of the states / provinces by taking away the right of star governments to be represented on the federal level. Then they devalue the money by basing it off nothing but thin air... Then they devaule citizenship by treating illegal Invaders better than citizens, even counting them to determine apportionment.... Then it all collapses....
  • 4 Takeaways From a New Report on the National Debt

    06/26/2019 11:53:25 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 25, 2019 | Justin Bogie
    A new government report has given us a glimpse into our nation’s fiscal future, and the outlook is grim. Absent major reforms, America’s debt will only continue to balloon. The Congressional Budget Office released its updated long-term budget report on Tuesday, which projects the nation’s fiscal situation for the next 30 years. Despite the strong economy, the nation remains in a precarious and unsustainable budget position, just as it was last year. Debt held by the public is set to rise to nearly one and a half times the size of the economy in the coming decades. The report also...
  • One woman dies and six others are injured after wind gusts cause crane to collapse on Dallas...

    06/09/2019 3:01:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | June 9, 2019 | Associated Press and Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: One woman dies and six others are injured after wind gusts cause crane to collapse on Dallas apartment building One woman has died and six others are injured after a crane collapsed in Dallas amid severe thunderstorms. Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans told the Dallas Morning News that the crane fell into a downtown apartment building Sunday afternoon as strong winds, heavy rain and hail battered parts of North Texas. The people's names and conditions were not immediately available. Amateur video taken on cell phones shows a crane toppling over and onto the Elan City Lights apartment complex,...
  • Bipartisan Senate Effort Predictably Kills Rand Paul's Plan to Balance the Federal Budget

    06/09/2019 11:30:44 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Reason ^ | June 3, 2019 | Eric Boehm
    This year, Sen. Rand Paul's (R–Ky.) effort to balance the federal budget didn't even get a floor vote in the Republican-controlled Senate. Paul's so-called "Pennies Plan" failed a procedural vote on Monday evening when only 22 senators voted in favor of a cloture motion that would have brought the bill to a final vote. A majority of Republicans and all Democrats voted against proceeding to a floor vote on the bill. It's another sign that fiscal responsibility is all but dead in Congress, even as the national debt heads toward record highs and the budget deficit approaches $1 trillion this...
  • Financial collapse of the United States Postal Service is coming

    05/19/2019 2:38:39 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 111 replies
    The Hill.com ^ | Kevin Kosar
    OPINION | FINANCE May 17, 2019 - 04:00 PM EDT Financial collapse of the United States Postal Service is coming BY KEVIN KOSAR, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill TWEET SHARE EMAIL The United States Postal Service (USPS) will run out of cash in five years. Postmaster General Megan Brennan shared this news in testimony before the House Oversight and Reform Committee earlier this month. The immediate consequence of USPS becoming insolvent would be that the world's largest postal system - which moves 150 billion mail pieces per year,...
  • The Collapse of Western Civilization

    03/13/2019 3:29:59 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | 03/16/19 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Almost every factor that precedes the collapse of great civilizations has been met by the west.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9ohrBhhN4k
  • Jim Kunstler : "You Can't Over-Estimate The Damage We've Done To Ourselves"

    03/09/2019 2:15:57 AM PST · by vannrox · 50 replies
    via Kunstler.com ^ | 8MAR19 | James Howard Kunstler
    Do you know your place? In these days of hysterical Wokesterism, the question would surely provoke a riot of cowbell-clanging Antifa cadres, fainting spells in the congressional black caucus, and gravely equivocal op-eds from David Brooks of The New York Times. Yet it’s a central, unacknowledged quandary of our time that so many Americans have no place and suffer terribly from it. Human beings need a place in the social order, in the economic order, and in actual geography in order to function optimally in a life fraught with the normal challenges and difficulties that reality presents. Let’s take these places in...
  • Rubio says Venezuelan crisis about to escalate ‘in a way we have not seen’

    03/08/2019 4:25:57 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 33 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 3/8/19 | Jon Dougherty
    The slow collapse of Venezuela, foreseen years ago by seasoned political scientists and analysts who have watched this story play out time and again whenever countries ditch capitalism for socialism, may finally be about to climax. Reports on Thursday claimed that the once-prosperous South American oil giant is now suffering widespread blackouts, which the conspiratorial and hapless president, Nicolas Maduro, is blaming on U.S. “sabotage.” Other reports said that food stocks in the country are so low that there’s only about a week’s worth left. “The suffering people of Venezuela are about to experience the most dramatic shortages they have...
  • What caused the Genoa bridge collapse – and the end of an Italian national myth?

    02/26/2019 9:58:37 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 26, 2019 | Guglielmo Mattioli
    On 14 August last year, the city of Genoa in northwest Italy woke to a strong summer storm. By 11.30am, the rain was so heavy that visibility had fallen dramatically. Videos captured by security cameras show vehicles slowing down as they crossed Morandi Bridge, which grew progressively more enveloped in a grey mist. A few minutes later, a 200-metre section of the bridge collapsed, including one of its three supporting towers. The tragedy killed 43 people and left 600 homeless. It also dealt a hammer blow to Italy’s once-proud engineering history – and the country’s confidence in its mastery of...
  • Are America and the West collapsing? New study finds startling similarities to past civilizations

    02/25/2019 8:33:40 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 78 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 2/25/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Full headline: Are America and the West headed toward collapse? New study finds startling similarities to fall of past civilizationsPredictions of America’s doom and gloom ahead are nothing new, as it’s always easier for us to see the glass as half-empty rather than half-full. So it’s not surprising that a new study has made a similar ‘prediction.’ But unlike many past analyses, a new look at an old study by historian Arnold Toynbee in his 12-volume magnum opus “A Study of History” examined his findings and identified key elements within each past great civilization that explained why they collapsed. In...
  • Plummeting insect numbers 'threaten collapse of nature'

    02/11/2019 1:52:51 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 90 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2/10/19 | Damian Carrington
    The world’s insects are hurtling down the path to extinction, threatening a “catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems”, according to the first global scientific review. More than 40% of insect species are declining and a third are endangered, the analysis found. The rate of extinction is eight times faster than that of mammals, birds and reptiles. The total mass of insects is falling by a precipitous 2.5% a year, according to the best data available, suggesting they could vanish within a century. The planet is at the start of a sixth mass extinction in its history, with huge losses already reported...