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  • San Antonio break-in sparks FBI involvement: police [ Moroccans ]

    10/19/2011 11:33:55 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 30 replies · 1+ views ^ | Oct 19 2011 | Reuters
    Five foreign men were arrested during a courthouse break-in early on Wednesday and police said they found photographs of public buildings, water systems and malls from various U.S. cities in their van. The men, at least three of whom were in their 20s, will be questioned by a joint terrorism task force including the FBI and immigration authorities, officials said. Bexar County spokeswoman Laura Jesse said three men were found inside the 120-year-old Bexar County Courthouse, a landmark in downtown San Antonio and two in a large recreational vehicle parked in front of the building. She said all five were...
  • Report: Israeli cyberattack caused Iran nuclear site fire, F35s hit missile base

    07/04/2020 2:10:53 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 16 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 3 July 2020, 2:08 pm | Judah Ari Gross
    Israel was responsible for two blasts at Iranian facilities — one related to uranium enrichment, the other for missile production — over the past week, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported Friday. The Al-Jareeda daily cited an unnamed senior source as saying that an Israeli cyberattack caused a fire and explosion at the largely underground Natanz nuclear enrichment facility in the predawn hours of Thursday morning. According to the source, this was expected to set back Iran’s nuclear enrichment program by approximately two months. The newspaper also reported that last Friday Israeli F-35 stealth fighter jets bombed a site located in the...
  • Water Rocket Record

    06/15/2020 6:46:31 PM PDT · by Shark24 · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | Oct, 7, 2018 | Air Command Rockets
    Test flight at 1000 psi
  • Following Huge Protest, Oregon Farmers Get Big Win, Thanks to Trump Administration [ Klamath ]

    06/15/2020 2:41:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    PJmedia ^ | JUN 15, 2020 | Jeff Reynolds
    A 29-mile convoy through southern Oregon, followed by a rally, followed by a direct appeal to the White House, and a decision by the Department of the Interior. That’s what it took to open up irrigation water for farmers in southern Oregon last week. It all started with one of the biggest protests you probably didn’t even notice. In a June 9 press release, the Bureau of Reclamation announced that it had restored the 140,000-acre-feet of water originally promised to farmers in the Klamath Basin at the beginning of the season: Today, the Bureau of Reclamation confirmed the 2020 water...
  • Trump has trouble lifting glass of water and walking down ramp at West Point graduation

    06/14/2020 6:53:21 PM PDT · by snarkytart · 97 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 06/14/202 | Me
    He’s trembling again. President Trump struggled to lift a glass of water Saturday during his speech to U.S. Military Academy graduates at West Point. Trump started to lift the glass with his right hand but seemed unable to guide it all the way up to his lips. The president used his left hand to steady the glass and tilt it into his mouth. After his speech, Trump also looked unsteady as he walked down a set of stairs after a lethargic speech to the graduates of the Army college. Apparently rattled by the coverage, Trump defensively took to Twitter late...
  • Throwing water on police officers now a crime in Louisiana

    06/13/2020 4:46:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    KLFY ^ | 6/13/20
    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards on Friday signed a bill into law that makes it a crime to throw water on members of law enforcement. The bill amends previous Louisiana law that excluded water from the list of liquids that can lead to criminal charges if thrown on an officer, WAFB reports. The new law also removes a requirement that the offender has to be incarcerated or detained at the time that they doused the officer. Penalties for violating the new law include a fine of no more than $500 and between 15 days and six months behind bars without...
  • Ignoring Warnings, Mich. AG Sued to RAISE Lake Level Ahead of Dam Break—to Protect Mussels

    05/23/2020 8:18:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 81 replies ^ | 5/22/2020 | David Forsmark
    In her ongoing audition to be Joe Biden’s veep pick, Michigan Governess Gretchen Whitmer all but convicted a private dam owner for the disastrous floods that struck the middle of the state last Wednesday. However, it wasn’t the dam company that was trying to save a few clams—it was Whitmer’s radical attorney general, Dana Nessel. Nessel was suing the dam company to raise the lake level three feet in order to save mussels—both endangered and common—and in their response, the dam company cited safety as a reason for not doing so. But to Dana Nessel, who is also suing to...
  • Trump Says To Drink Lots Of Water, Media Reports He Told Everyone To Drown Themselves

    04/25/2020 7:30:50 AM PDT · by DFG · 11 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 04/24/2020
    At his press conference last night, President Trump told everyone to stay hydrated and drink lots of water. "Water's tremendous, very powerful stuff," he said. "You won't believe the things they can do with water. Water balloons. Water slides. Water beds. It's amazing. You can freeze it and make ice, I'm told. Ice is great for lots of things. Ice cream. Ice cubes. Igloos." "Anyway, drink water." Horrified journalists scrambled to warn Americans not to drown themselves in their pools and bathtubs. "Trump says water is good -- but this is very misleading," said Rachel Maddow. "Did you know that...
  • Costco Is Now Refusing Returns on High-Demand Items Like Rice And Toilet Paper

    03/20/2020 1:09:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 139 replies
    Yahoo finance ^ | March 20, 2020 | Kristin Salaky
    Notices posted at Costco this week indicate the store is no longer accepting returns on key items that many are stocking up on the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The signs, posted by several Costco Instagram accounts (not affiliated with the store itself), indicate that returns are not being accepted on toilet paper, paper towels, rice, water, sanitizing wipes, and Lysol. It's not clear if the new policy is store-by-store or part of a national corporate push. Costco announced limits earlier this week on certain items that have seen a spike in purchases as customers stock up. This could be...
  • Remarks by President Trump to Rural Stakeholders on California Water Accessibility | Bakersfield, CA [great audience interaction]

    02/21/2020 12:17:55 PM PST · by ransomnote · 2 replies ^ | February 20, 2020 | Trump, audience
    Skip to content White House Logo Share Search Remarks Remarks by President Trump to Rural Stakeholders on California Water Accessibility | Bakersfield, CA Land & Agriculture Issued on: February 20, 2020 menuAll News JACO Hangar Bakersfield, California February 19, 2020 3:00 P.M. PST THE PRESIDENT: Hi, Chloe. Hi, Chloe. Hi. Hi, Chloe. Well, I want to thank you. And before we begin, I want to just say that — AUDIENCE MEMBER: I love you, President Trump! THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. It’s a great, great place. You have great people on the stage with me. I want to...
  • Memorandum on Developing and Delivering More Water Supplies in California

    02/21/2020 11:56:40 AM PST · by ransomnote · 9 replies ^ | February 19, 2020 | White House
    MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE THE CHAIR OF THE COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITYSUBJECT:    Developing and Delivering More Water Supplies in CaliforniaBy the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby direct the following:Section 1.  Policy.  For decades, many of our Federal western water infrastructure investments have been undermined by fragmented and outdated regulatory actions.  In a memorandum dated October 19, 2018 (Promoting the Reliable Supply and Delivery of Water in the West), I directed the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Commerce...
  • Trump brings battered, belittled American farmers to the front of the stage in California's Central Valley

    02/20/2020 8:25:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/20/2020 | Monica Showalter
    President Trump brings razor sharp instincts to the political picture, and nowhere was it more obvious than in his appearance in Bakersfield, California, signing a bill to clean up the junk-science federal "research" on water for the parched Central Valley, and better still, ordering the feds to give California's Central Valley farmers the water for their farms that they already paid for.  According to Politico: “What they're doing to your state is a disgrace," Trump said. "After decades of failure and delays in ensuring critical water rights for the people of the state, we are determined to finally get your problems solved." The...
  • Trump signs order diverting water to California farmers against state wishes

    02/19/2020 6:16:10 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 09 2020 | Rebecca Beitsch
    President Trump on Wednesday signed an order in California to re-engineer the state’s water plans, completing a campaign promise to funnel water from the north to a thirsty agriculture industry and growing population further south. The ceremonial order comes after the Department of the Interior late last year reversed its opinion on scientific findings that for a decade extended endangered species protections to various types of fish — a review that had been spurred by the order from Trump. Trump said the changes to the “outdated scientific research and biological opinions” would now help direct “as much water as possible,...
  • Farmers clash with (Mexican) National Guard over diversion of dam’s water to US

    02/10/2020 3:41:34 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    More than 3,000 farmers and residents of four Chihuahua municipalities clashed with the National Guard on Tuesday over the federal government’s plan to divert water from a dam in the northern border state to the Rio Grande for the use of the United States. The newspaper Milenio reported that protesters from Camargo, La Cruz, Delicias and San Francisco de Conchos confronted the guardsmen with the aim of removing them from the La Boquilla Dam, located on the Conchos River about 200 kilometers south of Chihuahua city. The National Water Commission (Conagua) intends to open the sluices of the dam to...
  • Trump Quietly Busts Up California's Deep (Water) State

    02/08/2020 6:35:32 AM PST · by WLusvardi · 18 replies
    California Globe ^ | February 1, 2020 | Wayne Lusvardi
    Department of Water Resources and Fish and Game were using Cal-Fed (bond) funds to backfill their state budget deficits.
  • Why Texans Don’t Want Any More Californians

    01/31/2020 4:24:22 PM PST · by DFG · 59 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 01/31/2020 | Derek Thompson
    Across a frightened nation divided by politics and culture, a fragile harmony is ascendant, as Americans in small towns and large cities alike cry out in trembling unison: Hey, where did all these Californians come from? Talk of a “California Exodus” is sweeping the country—and so are anxieties about its effects on the rest of the West. In October, the Boise mayoral candidate Wayne Richey proposed at an election forum to build a $26 billion wall to keep out people moving from the Golden State. (His backup plan to stop the invasion of Boise? "Trash the place.”) A viral Wall...
  • Trump Administration Repeals Federal Protections on Puddles, Dry Stream Beds, Some Ditches. Hysterical reactions greet the White House's modest changes to federal clean water rules.

    01/25/2020 5:46:05 PM PST · by karpov · 19 replies
    Reason ^ | January 24, 2020 | Christian Britschgi
    Another day, another barrage of hysterical reactions to a marginal regulatory reform. The latest cause for concern is the White House's finalized clean water rule that renounces the federal government's ability to regulate ponds, puddles, and (some) ditches. Yesterday's regulation replaces the prior Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule issued by the Obama administration in 2015. The Obama-era rule was controversial from the get-go, with multiple Red states filing legal challenges claiming it exceeded the federal government's authority to regulate water pollution. A slew of federal court rulings stayed the implementation of the rule in over half the states....
  • Trump Rolls Back 'One of the Most Ridiculous Regulations of All' from Obama Era (WOTUS)

    01/24/2020 10:02:49 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 1/23/2020 | Chris White
    The Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule Thursday afternoon scaling back an Obama-era regulation farmers and energy producers claimed saddled them with unnecessary burdens. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the rule change in Las Vegas, effectively hemming in a regulation restricting the use of fertilizers and pesticides. President Donald Trump promised to repeal his predecessor’s “Waters of the United States” policy when he was running in 2016. Rolling back WOTUS saves landowners, farmers and businesses from being forced to hire “teams of attorneys to tell them how to use their own land,” Wheeler told reporters at a meeting of the...
  • When Bureaucrats Get to Limit Your Water Use

    01/18/2020 8:17:02 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/20 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Price Controls, Water Controls Living in Italy, expat Americans were shocked to learn that they couldn’t drive their cars into Verona on certain days if their licenses ended in odd numbers and on other days if their licenses ended in even numbers. Caught driving on the wrong day, the penalty was stiff. It was the bureaucrats’ way of dealing with pollution that affected air quality, soot deposits on marble statues, and buildings in town. In Modesto, California, the city deals with water shortages, whether real or imagined, by giving citations and fines to odd-numbered addresses that water lawns on Tuesdays...
  • A Full Third Of Flint’s Emergency $390 Million Water Funds Did Not Go To Clean Water

    01/16/2020 8:13:26 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies ^ | January 15, 2020 9:01 PM ET | Luke Rosiak Investigative Reporter
    Flint, Michigan, received $390 million in state funding for its water crisis, but as much has gone to economic and social development as has gone to safe drinking water, state spending data show. The funds have paid for free daycare for kids too young to have been impacted by the main crisis, according to state records, and for basketball, according to a book; residents are even being paid $50 to sign up for other government benefits. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a Flint activist, said the money has enabled “the stuff progressives dream about,” and a state budget spokesman said local officials...