Judge tosses House Dems’ lawsuit over Trump’s use of emergency military funds for border wall
Washington, D.C., district court Judge Trevor McFadden threw out House Democrats’ lawsuit seeking an injunction against President Trump’s emergency border wall funding reallocation, saying that the matter is fundamentally a political dispute and that the politicians lack standing to make a legal case.
House Democrats announce antitrust probe of Facebook, Google, tech industry
“The growth of monopoly power across our economy is one of the most pressing economic and political challenges we face today. Market power in digital markets presents a whole new set of dangers,” Cicilline said in a statement. “After four decades of weak antitrust enforcement and judicial hostility to antitrust cases, it is critical that Congress step in to determine whether existing laws are adequate to tackle abusive conduct by platform gatekeepers or whether we need new legislation to respond to this challenge.” The probe will include a series of hearings held by the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law, Cicilline’s office said. Representatives from Facebook, Amazon and Apple didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. Google and Twitter declined to comment.
NASA sees strong storms in developing gulf system 91L
Even if System 91L does not develop into a tropical cyclone, forecasters at NHC said the disturbance will likely produce heavy rainfall over portions of southern and eastern Mexico during the next few days. Heavy rainfall is also likely to spread over southeastern Texas and Louisiana through Thursday.
Illinois’ Reckless $45 Billion Capital Spending Binge Exposed
To get a sense of the enormity of that number, consider that it’s over twice the state’s combined annual revenue from personal and corporate income taxes. It dwarfs all recent capital spending programs. How will Illinois pay for this? That’s not entirely clear since nobody has had a chance to fully digest the legislation and disclosures so far have been horrible….
“Minority Report” Moment Arrives: Amazon, Facebook Reading Human Emotions
Facebook and Amazon’s insanity only seems to continue with no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Now, the two big conglomerate giants want to move into the uncharted territory of reading human emotions, both in their own ways. On the Amazon front, it seems more than likely the company will want to use this technology in a variety of different digital gadgets, ranging from personal assistants such as Alexa to new technologies that the retail giant is currently developing. Amazon has announced it’s developing a personal assistance robot, so the new emotional technology could easily be integrated into this at-home robot as a means to “serve the consumer better.” A horrifically terrifying thought indeed.
Sun’s Solar Cycle Is Governed by the Alignment of the Planets, Scientists Discover
The sun’s 11-year solar cycle is governed by the alignment of the planets, with Venus, Earth and Jupiter’s tidal forces influencing the solar magnetic field, scientists have found. The discovery helps explain why the sun operates on such a regular cycle—something researchers had previously struggled to account for. “There is an astonishingly high level of concordance,” Frank Stefani, lead author of the study, said in a statement. “What we see is complete parallelism with the planets over the course of 90 cycles. Everything points to a clocked process.”
Border Patrol Catches 116 Africans at Texas Border
Agents assigned to at the Del Rio, Texas, sector apprehended 116 individuals last week from African countries as they crossed the border from Mexico. Those caught around 10:30 p.m. CT May 30 included nationals from Angola, Cameroon, and Congo.
Law would let schools diagnose kids ‘mentally ill’
Leaders of some 130 organizations are warning Texas Gov. Greg Abbott of the possible dangers of a proposed law designed to improve school safety. It’s because the bill would require schools to set up “threat assessment teams” to identify students deemed a suicide risk and turn them in to mental health authorities.
Most violent weekend in Chicago this year: At least 50 shot, 10 fatally
At least 50 people were shot across Chicago over the weekend, the most violent of the year with a toll even higher than the long Memorial Day holiday just a week earlier. More than half the victims were wounded during a 12-hour burst of gunfire from Friday evening to Saturday morning. At least four of the 31 people shot during that time died following attacks on the West and South Sides. By the time the weekend ended, at least 10 people were dead, according to the Chicago Police Department. The level of violence eclipsed the three-day Memorial Day weekend….
Minor earthquake reported off Atlantic City coast
Earthquakes in New Jersey are very rare and, according to the state’s government website, nobody has ever been killed by one in the Garden State. “Damage in New Jersey from earthquakes has been minor: items knocked off shelves, cracked plaster and masonry, and fallen chimneys,” the site states.
Earthquake Storm rattles Southern California
California is earthquake country and Southern California is living through an earthquake storm. 400 earthquakes have shaken the Inland Empire area east of Los Angeles since May 25. The quake swarm is centered in the Glen Avon area of Jurupa Valley.
Knesset Member Calls for Israel to be Governed by Torah Law
“We want the justice portfolio because we want to restore the Torah justice system,” Smotrich said. The post is currently vacant after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired Ayelet Shaked earlier in the day. Smotrich stated that he would like to be appointed interim justice minister until the new government is formed after the upcoming elections on September 17. Smotrich followed up his statement in an interview on Monday on Kan radio. “The Jewish people is a special people that needs to live according to the Torah,” he said in the interview.”
Despite Gaza border tension, Israel to increase Gaza fishing zone
Despite the tension at the southern border, Israel decided to increase the Gaza fishing zone to 15 miles on Tuesday, according to Israeli media. Flaming balloons from Gaza have continued to blow into Israel since the end of May. According to Walla, there have been over 50 incidents of incendiary devices this past month.
Mexico-US tariffs will harm both countries, warn officials
Mexico has warned US President Donald Trump that tariffs on Mexican goods could worsen illegal immigration to the US and end up hurting both countries. The warning came as Mr Trump tweeted that Mexico could “stop the flow of people and drugs” across the border “if they want”. Mexican and US officials are in talks while Mr Trump is in the UK.
‘Pumping heart patch’ ready for human use
A “pumping” patch containing millions of living, beating stem cells could help repair the damage caused by a heart attack, according to researchers. Sewn on to the heart, the 3cm (1in) by 2cm patch, grown in a lab from a sample of the patient’s own cells, then turns itself into healthy working muscle. It also releases chemicals that repair and regenerate existing heart cells.
CBP’s Airport Facial Recognition ‘Is Not a Surveillance Program’
Lawmakers and civil liberties advocates might be pressing law enforcement agencies to scale back their use of facial recognition software, but international travelers should only expect to see more of the tech in the years ahead. It’s been almost two years since Customs and Border Protection began deploying facial recognition systems at U.S. airports, and despite the recent backlash…the agency’s efforts show no signs of slowing down.
Israel destroys last Hezbollah tunnel from Lebanon
The Israeli military says it has finished sealing the last of a series of Hezbollah attack tunnels under the country’s northern border with Lebanon, roughly six months after they were found. Military spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus told reporters Monday during a tour of the tunnel that it was “the longest and deepest attack tunnel that Hezbollah dug,” plunging more than 80 meters (260 feet) below ground.
Erdogan says Turkey committed to Russian missile defense deal
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday it was out of the question for Turkey to take a step back from its deal with Moscow to buy Russian S-400 missile defense systems. Speaking to reporters after morning prayers, Erdogan also said an offer from the United States to sell Patriot missiles to Turkey was not as good as the Russian offer.
California snowpack 202% of average for this time of year
The amount of snow blanketing the Sierra Nevada is even larger than the 2017 snowpack that pulled the state out of a five-year drought, California water officials said. As of Thursday, the snowpack measured 202% of average after a barrage of storms throughout winter and spring, according to the Department of Water Resources.
How catastrophic flooding could change the course of the Mississippi River
Floodwater rushing toward the rising Mississippi River has forced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to make the decision to open the rarely used Morganza Spillway on Thursday, June 6 to divert part of the river’s flow into the Atchafalaya Basin.
More rain during early June could push river levels higher, expand flooding in central US
As waters reach levels seldom seen along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, and reach new heights along portions of the Arkansas and Illinois rivers, the risk of more levee failures and flooding will continue in the coming days and weeks.
Prominent White South African Farmer Is Gunned Down in His Home While Having Dinner, Wife and Friend Survive Attack
Prominent South African farmer Stefan Smit was the latest white farmer to be murdered on his farm. The farm has been in the family since 1986.
Cell Phone Tower Removed From School After Children Get Cancer
Sprint was forced to shut down a cellphone tower that was located outside of a school in the suburbs of Sacramento, California. The tower location became a topic of controversy in recent years, as numerous children in the school have developed cancer.
Mexican government admits 80% of its populated territory is run by cartels, including key border areas
As of last year, the Taliban controlled or contested 46 percent of the districts in Afghanistan’s civil war. That was enough justification for us to keep our military perpetually engaged there in combat.
Leftist Billionaires Use Dark Money To Sway Midwest Voters
The fact that liberals are setting their sights on the Midwest should alarm all voters, not just conservatives, because we know the left isn’t above stealing, cheating, and rigging elections. But that’s exactly what’s happening right now.
Indictments are Coming for Obama officials who executed the ‘Coup’ Against Trump
Here’s the warning⏤indictments coming for a number of officials who participated and implemented the silent coup against Trump. Those under the Russia investigation will soon face criminal charges.
Hamas founder says he is willing to send his mother & daughters to a suicide mission
WHOOPS! Hamas Terror Leader Admits the Truth and DESTROYS Liberal Media Narrative. Hamas leader admits he “sacrificed the bodies of our women and children” to “force the whole world to split its TV screen” at the US embassy opening.
Pope Francis Approves Change To Lord’s Prayer
Pope Francis finally approved the changes he has long wanted to implement to the Lord’s Prayer by replacing “lead us not into temptation” with “do not let us fall into temptation,” reports UCatholic.
‘Dark day’: Illinois lawmakers pass abortion bill far worse than New York’s
The Illinois Senate has passed SB 25, and Governor J.B. Pritzker has announced his intention to sign the bill.
Scam alert: Fake DNA kits used to steal senior citizens’ information
Scammers are giving senior citizens free DNA swab kits, saying they’re offering genetic testing as part of Medicare — but in reality they’re trying to steal personal information, the government warned Monday.
School Teaches Pupils God is GENDER NEUTRAL, Bans Word ‘Father’ From Prayer
Some Catholic schools in Australia are teaching their pupils that God is ‘gender -neutral’ while banning words like ‘Father,’ ‘Son’ and ‘Lord’ from prayers.
CNN Tries Turning Trump “Special Day of Prayer” Into “White Evangelical” Day
…Evangelist Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, has called a “Special Day of Prayer” to protect President Donald Trump from his “enemies”. While Franklin Graham is revered by millions of Christians world wide as an inspiring Evangelist, just as his father was before him, according to CNN Religion Editor Daniel Burke, he’s a “White Evangelical”. Because Evangelists come in all colors and all races, calling Franklin Graham a “White Evangelical” is racist.