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  • U.S. farmers face devastation following Midwest floods

    03/22/2019 6:07:51 AM PDT · by devane617 · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 03/22/2019 | Humeyra Pamuk, P.J. Huffstutter and Tom Polansek
    WINSLOW, Neb./CHICAGO (Reuters) - Midwestern farmers have been gambling they could ride out the U.S.-China trade war by storing their corn and soybeans anywhere they could - in bins, plastic tubes, in barns or even outside. Now, the unthinkable has happened. Record floods have devastated a wide swath of the Farm Belt across Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and several other states. Early estimates of lost crops and livestock are approaching $1 billion in Nebraska alone. With more flooding expected, damages are expected to climb much higher for the region.
  • 'It Was A Lost Cause' —Ddramatic Photos Show Offutt Air Force Base Engulfed By Floodwaters

    03/20/2019 6:54:48 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 62 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | 03/18/19 | Jared Keller
    It may be one of the most important Air Force installations in the continental United States, but Offutt Air Force Base has proven no match for the full fury of the Missouri River.As record flooding swept through towns across the Midwest, floodwaters had swallowed at least thirty buildings at Offutt as of Sunday and damaged another 30, the 55th Wing announced, including the headquarters of the 55th Wing, 55th Security Forces Squadron, 97th Intelligence Squadron, and 343rd Reconnaissance SquadronAnd while the 55th Wing said that Air Force personnel worked round-the-clock to shore up facilities with 235,000 sandbags and 460 flood...
  • 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...
  • More flooding expected for 'devastated' U.S. plains states...

    03/17/2019 5:02:22 PM PDT · by caww · 92 replies
    WorldInsiderNews ^ | 3/17/2019 | WorldInsiderNews
    There was no let up in sight for devastating floods across the U.S. Central Plains states that have already killed two people, torn apart homes and businesses and cut off small towns, forecasters said on Sunday. Water levels were expected to rise through the week, according to the National Weather Service, prompting evacuations in communities along the Missouri River on the Nebraska and Iowa border, as well as the Elkhorn and Platte rivers in Nebraska. “We’re looking at widespread flooding that continues until at least early next week in the Plains and Midwest region,” said meteorologist Marc Chenard with the...
  • Communities Near Omaha Area Brace For More Flooding, Damage

    03/15/2019 3:15:07 PM PDT · by Big Red Clay · 55 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 3/15/2019 | Erin Duffy
    As floodwaters continued to devastate parts of the state on Friday, communities north and northwest of the Omaha metro area have braced for more damage. Flooding has already been blamed for at least one death and two people are believed to be missing as of Friday afternoon. About a dozen injuries have been reported, including to first responders. Homes are underwater and roads impassable. People displaced by the waters have taken shelter in hospitals, schools and other community buildings. Residents across the region are being evacuated as levees break or rivers overflow their banks. Rita Argintean was one of many...
  • Democratic Presidential Candidates Double Down on Abortion Extremism

    03/01/2019 2:43:24 PM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | March 1, 2019 | Alexandra DeSanctis
    Democratic senators Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Kamala Harris (Calif.) have doubled down on their extreme stance on abortion, and Warren in particular has outright defended her vote against the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which was defeated in the Senate on Monday in a 53-44 vote. The bill, sponsored by Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.), needed 60 votes to pass. “I think it’s up to a woman to make that decision, and I will always stand by that,” Harris told the Daily Caller on Wednesday, when asked if she believes abortion is immoral. “I think she needs to make that...
  • Joe Biden calls VP Pence 'a decent guy' then backtracks after leftists rage

    03/01/2019 7:41:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/01/2019 | Rick Moran
    Former vice president Joe Biden was in Omaha at the Forum in Global Leadership at the University of Nebraska-Omaha yesterday when he said a kind word about our devout Christian Vice President Mike Pence. Daily Caller: Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday described current Vice President Mike Pence as “a decent guy,” but then quickly backtracked following criticism from actress Cynthia Nixon. Biden made the comment while speaking at an event in Omaha, Nebraska. The remark provoked a quick backlash online from left-wingers. Nixon addressed Biden in a tweet, writing “you’ve just called America’s most anti-LGBT elected leader ‘a decent guy.’ Please consider...
  • Senate to Vote on Bill to Protect Babies Born Alive After Abortion from ....(CALL YOUR SENATOR NOW)

    02/25/2019 9:50:56 AM PST · by blueyon · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2/22/19 | Dr Susan Berry
    """Senate to Vote on Bill to Protect Babies Born Alive After Abortion from Infanticide""" The Senate will vote Monday on Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse’s Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act – a bill that would protect babies born alive following failed abortions from infanticide.
  • 'It's a Rag': Nebraska Lawmaker Compares American Flag to Swastika

    02/22/2019 4:27:40 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 95 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | February 22, 2019 | Fox News Insider
    Nebraska State Sen. Ernie Chambers is taking criticism for calling the American flag a "rag" and comparing it to the Nazi swastika. Chambers (I) made the comments Tuesday as he spoke out against a state bill that would update civics requirements for students. "I don't come here for this rag every day, and it's a rag. That's all it is to me," Chambers said in reference to the flag. "When you show a way to persuade Jews to sanctify and worship the swastika, when you show me that I'll come up here and stand while you all hypocritically pretend that...
  • Nebraska state senator compares American flag to Nazi swastika

    02/22/2019 8:14:13 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 77 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb. 21, 2019 | John Gage
    Nebraska state Sen. Ernie Chambers on Tuesday compared the American flag with the Nazi swastika on the floor of the legislature. “I don't come here for this rag every day, and it's a rag. That's all it is to me,” said Chambers about respecting the flag. “When you show a way to persuade Jews to sanctify and worship the swastika, when you show me that I'll come up here and stand while you all hypocritically pretend that rag is something that it definitely is not.“ The comments were in response to a bill put before the Nebraska legislature that would...
  • NEBRASKANS! ALL HANDS ON DECK!

    02/06/2019 9:02:46 AM PST · by JME_FAN · 12 replies
    JME_FAN | February 6, 2019 | JME_FAN
    We Nebraskans shall have a momentous task, before the Nebraska Unicameral, tomorrow at the state capital in Lincoln. Several Legislative Bills will be proposed to the Judiciary Committee, and each of these bills is a travesty against the natural law. I have contacted the Committee Chair - Senator Steve Lathrop, to state my objections, and have them entered into the public record for each hearing on each of the proposed bills. I would appreciate that any Nebraskan, who is so inclined, either send their own testimony to Chairman Lathrop, or else appear at the hearings in Lincoln, which are scheduled...
  • Trump’s plan to improve healthcare, that everyone said wouldn’t work, is already working...

    02/04/2019 8:10:58 PM PST · by caww · 26 replies
    washingtonexaminer. ^ | 2/4/2019 | Jack Hunter
    In June, the Trump administration instituted new rules that would allow small businesses and individuals to access health insurance through what the president called “ association health plans.” This would permit certain businesses and the self-employed to band together, even across state lines, to provide coverage for members outside of Obamacare’s strict rules. It turns out association health plans have quickly become a solution to many Americans’ coverage problems, are more affordable than Obamacare, and are helping many get the care they need. “It's time to acknowledge that critics may have misjudged one of the Trump administration's signature health-care policies...
  • Democratic Congresswoman Condemns Religious Bigotry, Standing up to

    02/02/2019 11:39:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2019 | David Glosson
    In a surprising op-ed, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), who has announced she is running for President, called out fellow Democrats for fomenting “religious bigotry” during the confirmation of some of President Trump’s recent judicial nominees. Although she did not call them out by name, Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) were undoubtedly in Gabbard’s crossfire, as both Democrat Senators recently (and repeatedly) asked Brian Buescher, a nominee to the U.S. District Court in Nebraska, about his affiliation with the Knights of Columbus, a faith-based, service organization that supports the Catholic Church’s historical teaching on marriage, abortion, and human sexuality. With around two...
  • After Trump exits office, President Pence will be challenged in 2020 by Chris Christie

    01/31/2019 9:44:14 AM PST · by Coleus · 97 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 01.31.19 | Alan J. Steinberg
    On New Year’s Day this year, I predicted in a column published here that under pressure of various governmental investigations, Donald Trump will be compelled to resign from the presidency before the end of 2019. The recent disclosures regarding these investigations have strengthened my position. Upon Trump’s resignation from the presidency, Vice President Mike Pence will become the president. Pence, however, will be a very poor reelection prospect in 2020. Mike and Karen Pence, his wife, have a well-deserved reputation for extremism on social issues, particularly on issues affecting gay and lesbian voters. The Pences possess a “kook” factor they...
  • Sasse says Virginia Gov. Northam should 'get the hell out of office' in wake of abortion comments

    01/31/2019 2:37:05 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 31, 2019 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Nebraska GOP Sen. Ben Sasse, in an interview Thursday with Fox News, ramped up his criticism of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam over comments on a controversial late-term abortion bill -- saying the governor effectively discussed "infanticide" and should resign if he won't back down. Sasse, a pro-life Republican, said Northam’s comments were “morally repugnant” and argued the Democratic governor should “get the hell out of office” if he doesn’t support protecting the life of a child who survived an abortion. “The comments the governor of Virginia made were about fourth-term abortions,” Sasse said on Fox News’ “The Daily Briefing with...
  • Senator Sasse Tells Virginia Governor To ‘Get The Hell Out Of Public Office’ Over Abortion Remarks

    01/30/2019 4:06:44 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 58 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1-30-19 | Grace Carr
    Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse reacted to comments Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam made Wednesday morning, telling the governor that he shouldn’t serve in government if he supports leaving babies to die after they’ve been born. Northam, in a Wednesday morning interview, couldn’t precisely answer whether he supports abortion until birth and suggested an infant could be born and then the mother and doctor could discuss what should happen next, The National Review reported. “This is morally repugnant,” Sasse said in a statement. “In just a few years pro-abortion zealots went from ‘safe, legal, and rare’ to ‘keep the newborns...
  • Retired SEAL: Nathan Phillips Not a Vietnam Vet – He Was a Mechanic Who Went AWOL THREE TIMES

    01/22/2019 10:39:28 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 107 replies
    Cristina Laila ^ | 1-22-19 | thegatewaypundit.com/
    He claimed he was a Recon Ranger — there is no such thing as a Marine Recon Ranger, Rangers are in the Army. Retired US Navy SEAL Don Shipley, who is known for publicly outing people for ‘stolen valor,’ obtained Nathan Phillips’ DD-214 form and exposed the truth. Nathan Phillips was enlisted under the name Nathaniel Richard Stanard. “Nathaniel Phillips enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves on May 20th, 1972 and served until May 5th, 1976,” Don Shipley said as he read the DD-214 form. “He served under just four years and was discharged at the exalted rank of ‘Private'”...
  • The Targeting of Karen Pence is a Wake-Up Call for All American Christians

    01/21/2019 5:56:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/21/2019 | Travis Weber
    Vice President Pence’s wife Karen has come under withering attack in recent days from many in the media. From this “reporting,” one might think she has transgressed some obvious social boundary of a civilized society. In reality, the big “scoop” is that this Christian wife and mother, whose Christian beliefs are important to her, is teaching at a Christian school, which being Christian, holds to Christian beliefs about marriage. Yet you wouldn’t know that from reading the headlines about her, which lead the reader to believe that the driving force of Karen’s actions is the targeting of those who identify...
  • Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono Can’t Stop Talking About Catholics

    01/20/2019 3:49:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/20/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    After Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii (with an assist from her California colleague Kamala Harris and John Kennedy) decided to declare the Knights of Columbus a terrorist group or something, there was some significant pushback from the rest of the upper chamber. They went so far as to pass a unanimous consent decree (introduced by Ben Sasse) reaffirming the unconstitutionality of religious tests for office and rebuking the Senators raising these issues. So that probably showed Hirono the error of her ways and convinced her to slow her roll, right?Don’t be silly. She went after Sasse as some...
  • 14 states may target birthright citizenship

    01/04/2011 12:19:53 AM PST · by WilliamHouston · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 3, 2011 | Liz Goodwin
    Arizona state politicians will introduce model legislation this week to encourage states to prevent children of illegal immigrants from being granted citizenship under the 14th Amendment. Lawmakers in at least 14 states have said they are committed to passing the legislation targeting birthright citizenship. Arizona's anti-illegal-immigrant bill, SB-1070, was also based on model legislation that could be easily copied by states, and at least seven states are likely to pass bills similar to the first Arizona immigration overhaul this year, according to one analysis by an immigrants rights group. Arizona state Senator Russell Pearce will unveil the bill Jan. 5...