1. AMERICA’S PASTIME
The Congressional Baseball Game will go as planned Thursday at Nationals Park Alexandria, Virginia. “This bipartisan event shows baseball’s power to bring people together,” the Nationals said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those wounded today and their families.” From CNN Politics: Congressional ballgame goes on despite shooting. (I read some of the comments on one of the Facebook Pages that the shooter was an active member of and the commentators there were blaming the gun, and saying that because Congressman Scalise was a Second Amendment supporter that he needed to be shot, that they wish it had killed him and other such stupid libtard type stuff. Goes to show the true mindset of the far liberal left.)
+ The Daily Caller: Daily Kos Co-Founder Blames GOP Shooting On Republicans — Not Left-Wing Shooter. (Another typical reaction from the Democratic left – blaming the victims.)
+ Also, from The Daily Caller: Steve Scalise In ‘Stable Condition’ After Being Shot. (Glad to hear he is going to make it through this unfortunate ordeal and keeping my fingers crossed hoping that he doesn’t do a “Gabrielle Giffords” on the Second Amendment.)
+ From WMD: Michael Savage – ‘We are at a boiling point. There’s going to be a civil war‘. (As much as I hate to think about it I believe he might be correct and it’s not going to be pretty – death and violence never are.)
+ What others are saying – America’s at the Doorstep of Civil War- Mike Adams and Dave Hodges.
+ From the Hill: Security fears grow on both sides of the aisle. Members of Congress are debating whether it’s time to adopt new security procedures after the shooting at a Republican baseball practice in Virginia. (More security, that we taxpayers will have to foot the bill for… but our own security, as usual, is left up to us.)
+ And some “Republicans” blame Trump for the shooting. From The Hill: GOP Rep Mark Sanford (R-S.C.): Trump partially to blame for the hostility that led to lawmaker shooting.
2. LONDON INFERNO
London fire – death toll reaches 17 as fire chief says it would be a miracle to find anyone else alive in Grenfell Tower amid fears ‘more than 100’ could have died in the inferno. Report from The Sun: Inside The Tower Tomb. EMERGENCY crews “fear more than 100 people could have died” in the Grenfell Tower inferno as the fire chief revealed it would “be a miracle” to pull anyone out alive – as the official death toll reached 17.
+ From The Independent: Grenfell Tower fire is ‘corporate manslaughter’ and arrests must be made.
3. NAZI ESCAPE TO ARGENTINA
It’s becoming almost common knowledge that many high-ranking Nazi officials escaped capture after WW2 by bugging out to Argentina and more proof of that are being found to this day. From the Israel, National News: Nazi objects from WWII uncovered in Argentina. (One of the best documentary TV shows about this that I’ve watched is Hunting Hitler – folks, Hitler did not die in the bunker as we’ve been told.)
Police say that four people have been killed, including the gunman, after a shooting at a UPS facility in San Francisco. Two people were also injured. Reported by ABC Eye Witness News: 4 dead, 2 injured in San Francisco UPS facility shooting. (This looks like a case of workplace violence and not a typical act of terrorism. Sad, and horrific either way. Praying for the victims’ families and loved one – how awful they must feel.)
+ The guy must have really hated working overtime – Reports the BBC: San Francisco UPS gunman ‘had complained about overtime’.
+ CBS News: UPS gunman targeted his victims, witnesses say.
5. RHODE ISLAND UNDER ATTACK
From The Daily Mail: ‘We thought we were dying!’ Rhode Island residents left terrified after secret special-forces exercise sees helicopters cutting up tree branches and EXPLOSIONS going off near their homes. (This type of training should not be allowed near civilian areas, especially without prior warning. But as some have suggested it could be a “training exercise” for the general population to get them used to living under a state of martial law and the resulting military action…)
6. DELAYED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
After Wednesday’s shooting in Virginia Congress cancels a meeting to loosen gun control measures. The measures would make it easier to purchase silencers, transport guns across state lines, and ease restrictions on armor-piercing bullets. Hope for these bills, is now likely dead, unfortunately. As Democrats clamor for more gun control, and the demands that the GOP admit we have a “gun problem” escalate, it’s possible we could see Donald Trump enact more gun control that Barack Obama. From SHTF Plan: House Hearing On Gun Regulations Delayed By Shooting.
7. CAN’T KEEP IT IN THEIR PANTIES
What’s wrong with these women? Notorious teacher sex scandals in pictures. Looking through their photos and mugshots I’m at a loss as to why these women would risk everything to have sex with some teenage boy – three minutes of twitching and a lifetime of humiliation. I bet that the 17-year old boy who was “molested” by Sarah Fowlkes was traumatized and scarred for life after the encounter.
8. GOING UP
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday lifted its fed funds rate by 25 basis points to a range of 1% to 1.25%. It marked the fourth interest-rate hike since the financial crisis. While the rate hike and the Fed’s plan to shed some of the assets on its balance sheet will have a long-term impact on the economy, there is another impact that will hit your wallet almost immediately. Most simply, the fed funds rate determines the interest rate at which banks borrow short-term money. From Business Insider: Here’s how the latest Fed rate hike will hit your wallet.
+ From CNBC: Fed rate hike this week to hit millions of borrowers.
+ And from the Journal Star: Global shares fall after Fed rate hike.
+ Via Market Watch: How the Fed’s rate hike will affect homeowners’ ability to save by refinancing.
9. NO PROOF… NO PROBLEM
US senators have voted overwhelmingly to impose fresh sanctions on Russia over its alleged interference in last year’s election. Reported by the BBC News: US Senate overwhelmingly backs Russia sanctions.
10. THE BOTTOM OF THE NEWS
+ Looking for a fight – With Mayweather vs McGregor official, UFC stars are campaigning for more boxing vs MMA bouts. (If they are going to go mostly by boxing rules for the fight (as has been reported) then the fight weighs heavily in the favor of Mayweather. It’s all about ratings and money. I won’t be watching this one since I’m not really a boxing fan.)
+ SYLVESTER STALLONE: I’M ROOTING FOR CONOR ‘He’s the Real-Life Rocky’.
Have a great day M.D. Creekmore