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  • Minnesota Gov. Walz asks Trump for disaster declaration after George Floyd riots trigger over $500M in damages

    07/02/2020 11:04:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 92 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/02/2020 | Michael Ruiz
    Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has asked President Trump for a federal disaster declaration in his state due to “extensive fire damage” and other destruction in the unrest that followed George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody on Memorial Day. “We need to come together to ensure Minnesotans who were victims of this destruction have access to critical infrastructure they need so they can go to the grocery store, pick up their medication, and live their lives,” Walz said in a statement Thursday. “Together, we will rebuild.” He also appealed to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for financial assistance to...
  • US Census Develops “Community Resilience Estimates"

    06/29/2020 11:46:23 AM PDT · by PGR88 · 5 replies
    US Census ^ | June 29, 2020 | US Census
    The US Census has developed a ranking of “Community Resilience” by county. It is very interesting. It already confirms many things we know about America’s urban areas. It focuses mainly on health conditions of citizens and thus their ability to respond/survive natural disasters (or man-made disasters?). I think it could and should be broadened to include many other categories like dependence on government, stability of power and water supply, etc… its an interesting concept and I’m interested to get FReepers’ thoughts.
  • Flirting With Disaster

    05/10/2020 6:32:48 AM PDT · by freedomjusticeruleoflaw · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/10/20 | Logos Americana
    We are playing God with the economy. Expect the worst.
  • Coronavirus In Brazil Leads To Mass Graves, Fears Country Could Become Worst-Hit In World: 'We Are In A State Of Utter Disaster'

    05/02/2020 8:59:51 AM PDT · by blam · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-2-2020 | carolina Torres
    “What we are seeing are scenes from a horror movie." Those words came from Artur Virgilio, the mayor of Manaus, about the coronavirus crisis developing in the middle of the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil. The city had a record number of burials in April -- about 100 a day, or triple the average -- forcing authorities to do many en masse in improvised cemeteries. “We aren’t in a state of emergency. We are in a state of utter disaster, like a country that is at war but has already lost," Virgilio said. The city's public health system has already...

    04/30/2020 3:06:06 PM PDT · by spirited irish · 48 replies
    Sovereign Nations ^ | April 22, 2020 | Zachary Yost
    In his 1930 book The Revolt of the Masses, Spanish philosopher José Ortega y Gasset addresses what he considers to be a strange byproduct of the prevalence of specialization in everything, specifically the intellectual sphere. “Previously,” he writes, “men could be divided simply into the learned and the ignorant, those more or less the one, and those more or less the other.” Now, however, a new kind of person has emerged, “an extraordinarily strange kind of man,” who cannot be called “learned for he is formally ignorant of all that does not enter into his specialty,” yet at the same...
  • Gov. Cuomo: Coronavirus deaths in NY drops for first time, Upstate NY 'basically flat'

    04/05/2020 1:20:59 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 58 replies ^ | New York, NY |
    The number of coronavirus-related deaths in New York is dropping for the first time, Gov. Cuomo said Sunday during his daily press briefing. However, Cuomo emphasized that it's "too early to tell" whether the drop is significant. The governor added that ICU admissions are also down, daily intubations are slightly down, and the hospital discharge rate is "way up.
  • Survivalists have been prepping for a disaster scenario like coronavirus. Now, many feel vindicated

    03/29/2020 12:59:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 80 replies
    RINGTOWN, Pa. - When Dan Wowak went to live alone in the wilds of Patagonia in 2016 for a chance to win a half-million dollars on reality television, he was allowed to bring 10 items. Toilet paper wasn't one of them. Wowak, a Mahanoy City native, did bring an ax and saw, a sleeping bag and a ferro rod, which you can strike to make sparks in just about any condition. He also chose fishing line and hooks, which proved invaluable. Over 51 days, he ate nothing but fish he caught in a lake: nine of them. "I lost 54...
  • The Frozen Calm of Normalcy Bias

    03/03/2020 7:20:23 PM PST · by DouglasKC · 54 replies ^ | 5-2-13 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    When disaster strikes, some people lose their heads, some people become cool and effective, but by far most people act as if they've suddenly forgotten the disaster. They behave in surprisingly mundane ways, right up until it's too late. Around the world, researchers are wondering how to combat normalcy bias. If you spend the beginning of your flights staring in disbelief at the cabin crew gesturing towards the emergency exits and asking you to look at them and think about walking to them in an emergency, you may be surprised that doing exactly that has saved one person. When two...
  • Pete Buttigieg declares VICTORY in Iowa amid Democratic vote fiasco saying 'you shocked the nation' despite there being NO official results - and Bernie Sanders publishes his results claiming HE is the winner

    02/03/2020 10:40:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 151 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Feb. 4, 2020 | Geoff Earle, Deputy U.s. Political Editor In Des Moines For and Nikki Schwab, Senior U
    South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg declared himself the winner in Iowa after technical glitches and snafus prevented the state party from announcing any caucus results Monday night. Buttigieg, who was hoping to get a boost out of the nation's first caucus state to drive past more seasoned rivals, went beyond any of the other Democratic presidential contenders his his caucus-night speech. 'We don't know all of the results. But we do know that by the time it's all said and done, Iowa: you have shocked the nation. Because by all indications we are going on to New Hampshire victorious,' Buttigieg...
  • Unit 3 Of Ukraine's Rivne Nuclear Power Plant Turns Off, Causes Unknown - Operator

    02/01/2020 9:33:44 AM PST · by NorseViking · 23 replies
    UrduPoint ^ | February 1, 2020 | Mohammad Ali
    KIEV (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 01st February, 2020) The power unit No. 3 of the Rivne nuclear power plant (NPP) in northwestern Ukraine got disconnected from the power grid on Saturday, state company Energoatom said, adding that causes behind the incident were yet to be established. "On February 1, 2020, at 2:24 a.m. [00:24 GMT], unit No. 3 of the Rivne NPP got disconnected from the power grid. The reactor facility is operating at 35 percent of its rated capacity. The causes of the shutdown are being investigated," the company's website said. Power units No. 2 and 4 with...
  • More Uninsured People, Faster Growth in Health-Care Spending Due to ACA Tax, Report Says

    12/08/2019 4:08:53 PM PST · by karpov · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 5, 2019 | Stephanie Armour
    More Americans are going without health coverage and the pace of spending on health care nationally is rising in part because of an Affordable Care Act tax on insurers, Trump administration officials said Thursday. A federal report from actuaries at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services documented trends that are likely to further fuel the battle between Republicans and Democrats over how to slow health-care spending growth that has already put the U.S. far ahead of most comparable wealthy countries. Overall, national health-care spending rose to $3.65 trillion in 2018, up 4.6% from 2017. The U.S. spent $11,172 per...
  • TRUMP IS DONE!!!! Official Pearl clutching Thread!!!!!!!!!

    11/20/2019 9:20:03 AM PST · by ShackledNoMore · 22 replies
    Impeachment Inquiry Hearings
    To all the hyperventilating Freepers. THIS IS YOUR THREAD....:) PLEASE compose your best "TRUMP EULOGY" and post below. We will revisit your pearl clutching words of concern after President Trump is REELECTED in 2020 Thank you for your concern. Have at it.
  • Nancy Pelosi letting Schiff lead impeachment inquiry after Nadler hearing 'disasters,'...

    11/06/2019 3:03:01 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/30/19 | Charles Creitz
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is allowing Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., to control the Trump impeachment inquiry because she does not trust another one of her senior colleagues, according to Mollie Hemingway. Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has led several closed-door hearings related to the inquiry rather than House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., Hemingway noted Wednesday on "Special Report." "It's also very interesting that Nancy Pelosi is having Adam Schiff run the impeachment inquiry instead of Jerry Nadler," she said, alluding to the fact the Judiciary Committee has taken a leading role in past impeachment...
  • Mitt Romney: Climate change is happening, humans a significant contributor

    08/19/2019 5:10:43 PM PDT · by ptsal · 74 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Aug 19, 2019 | Morgan Smith
    SALT LAKE CITY — U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney said Monday that he believes climate change is happening and human activity is a significant contributor. During a speech at the conservative Sutherland Institute in Salt Lake City, the senator acknowledged that the position is rare among his fellow Republicans, but one that younger people seem to respond to more strongly than older conservatives. “In some respects, (by speaking with newer conservatives), I’ll be able to make inroads with some of the young people coming along,” he said.
  • Trump critic Laurence Tribe slams Mueller testimony: The 'hearing was a disaster'

    07/24/2019 3:39:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/24/19 | Ellie Bufkin
    Noted author, Harvard law professor, and critic of President Trump, Laurence Tribe offered his disparaging opinion of the Wednesday Robert Mueller hearings saying, "Much as I hate to say it, this morning’s hearing was a disaster." "Far from breathing life into his damning report, the tired Robert Mueller sucked the life out of it," he continued. "The effort to save democracy and the rule of law from this lawless president has been set back, not advanced." His criticism comes amid the former special counsel's appearances before both the House Judiciary and House Intelligence committees, which have received criticism due to...
  • A 2017 California Fire Redux? Will America "Get Berned" by Radical-Left Wildfires in 2020?

    07/20/2019 2:09:20 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 5 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 7/20/2019 | Pocono Pundit
    The 2017 Tubbs Fire was the most destructive wildfire in California history, burning the wine-growing Napa and Sonoma regions north of San Francisco.  The greatest losses occurred in Santa Rosa city where 2,800+ homes were incinerated (one neighborhood shown in the picture below ). After a full year investigation, State officials traced the cause to a malfunction in a private electrical system.  Obviously, Santa Rosa was caught vastly unprepared. There's now great danger our country will face a disastrous wildfire -- an economic & cultural one if radical Dems are elected in 2020. Bernie Sanders' outright communist agenda was radical...
  • 7 dead in crash between truck, motorcycles in New Hampshire

    06/22/2019 6:18:46 AM PDT · by libstripper · 84 replies
    Associated Press va MSM ^ | June 22, 2019 | AP
    RANDOLPH, N.H. (AP) — Seven people were killed in a crash between a truck and several motorcycles in New Hampshire, state police said Friday, in what witnesses described as a "devastating scene" as bystanders grabbed first aid kits and blankets to treat injured motorcycle riders scattered along the highway.
  • Alabama's Roy Moore to run for U.S. Senate in 2020

    06/20/2019 12:30:02 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 346 replies ^ | June 20, 2019
    Alabama Republican Roy Moore has announced he is running for U.S. Senate again in 2020 after failing to win the seat two years ago amid sexual misconduct accusations. Moore announced his campaign Thursday, seeking an eventual rematch against Democratic Sen. Doug Jones. The announcement upends an election viewed by Republicans as a top priority in 2020 and ignores President Donald Trump's warning that he "cannot win."
  • Will Trump’s 2020 campaign play for Oregon, California, and other Left-wing Democrat disasters?

    06/11/2019 12:54:21 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 35 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 6/11/19 | Jon Dougherty
    As president, Donald Trump no doubt gets all the free advice he can handle about ‘how to win’ in 2020, though obviously, he’s got his own track record and credentials after pulling off a reportedly ‘unlikely’ victory against Hillary Clinton in 2016. The victory, the president likes to say, was his and that of his campaign team. They read all the right tea leaves, and besides, POTUS has an instinct for connecting with a majority of Americans. That helps explain why his campaign is making serious plays for deep blue states like Oregon and lighter-but-still-blue states like New Mexico, Minnesota,...
  • FLOODS: Total damage & loss nearing $700 million (Nebraska)

    03/19/2019 6:05:58 AM PDT · by excalibur21 · 8 replies
    1011 NOW KOLN/KGIN News ^ | Mon 7:38 PM, Mar 18, 2019 | Updated: Mon 9:28 PM, Mar 18, 2019 | 10/11 Newsroom & NEMA |
    LINCOLN, Neb. -- NEMA said that the current public impact of flooding in Nebraska is $205,494,325 and the private impact is $59,745,590. There are also three known fatalities, according to the agency. One being the farmer who was killed trying to help someone, another from someone who was carried away after they drove into high water, an 80-year-old woman who couldn't be rescued and another person is missing from the Spencer Dam. The agency said there has also been a $400 million impact to livestock. This does not account for future losses because of delayed or canceled planting. FEMA individual...