Tragedy, Deadlocked & Wedding Bells
Real news daily. M.D. Creekmore provides a smart summary of the days ten most fascinating news stories…
1. TRAGEDY AT SEA
A major search operation is under way for seven missing US sailors after their ship collided with a merchant vessel off the coast of Japan. The collision occurred near Yokosuka, which is home to the US 7th Fleet that comprises up to 80 submarines and ships, including the USS Fitzgerald. It is unclear where the 154-metre (505ft) guided missile destroyer ship was heading at the time. Japan’s coastguard is co-coordinating the search with US teams for the seven missing crew members, who have not yet been publicly identified. As reported by the BBC News Service: USS Fitzgerald crash: Race to find seven missing navy crew. (I’m puzzled as to how two ships this size could end up ramming into each other at sea, but I’m not a navy veteran – if you are and can shed some light on this please elaborate in the comments below this post.)
2. TRAGEDY ON LAND
A total of 58 people are dead or missing, presumed dead following the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in west London, police have said. Also from the BBC News Service: London fire: 58 missing, presumed dead.
+ Meanwhile – Thousands of people have descended on Downing Street to protest against Theresa May and the possibility of a coalition between the Conservative Party and DUP. Reported by The Evening Standard: Westminster rally: Thousands descend on Downing Street chanting ‘May must go’ in protest against PM Theresa May’s deal with DUP.
+ Southall stabbing: Young man ‘has throat slit’ by knife man in busy west London shopping street. (With all the knife attacks in the UK as of late, I look for their politicians to ban those deadly “assault knives” any day now.)
3. HOPELESSLY DEADLOCKED
The jury had been deliberating for 52 hours when they told Judge Steven O’Neill they were “hopelessly deadlocked”. Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele says his office will retry Cosby. CBS Philadelphia: ‘Hopelessly Deadlocked’: Judge Declares Mistrial In Cosby Sex Assault Case. (I’m leaning towards not guilty – think about it – why would Cosby at the height of his fame and career have to drug women for sex? Also, why would these women wait this many years before coming forward? Makes no sense to me.)
+ And now we get to the root of all the accusations… MONEY. Despite Mistrial in Criminal Case, Civil Lawsuits Await Cosby.
4. WEDDING BELLS AND LUBE
Taiwan last month ruled in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage, triggering a surge in online chatter among Chinese gays who hope they, too, can someday legally wed. Via The Daily Mail: Chinese gays hear wedding bells as Taiwan move fuels hope.
5. HELL ON EARTH
Strong high pressure building over Western states is bringing the hot onslaught. Officials warned of excessive heat across southern portions of Arizona and Nevada, and throughout the 450-mile length of California’s Central Valley. Almost the entire Golden State was predicted to simmer above normal temperatures, easing just short of the coast. Temps as high as 120+ degrees expected in some areas. Arizona Family.com: Southwest US preps for 120 temps: Water, water, more water. (I hope you’re ready for those high temps Jesse Mathewson. – makes me even more grateful to be in the great state of Tennessee enjoying the low 80’s.)
6. WHO TURNED OUT THE LIGHTS
Imagine the average American waking up one morning without power and as the day wore on, no signs of power returning emerged. Like a scene out of the classic TV series “Revolution”, most Americans would have no idea what happened and no way to find out the truth with the internet down, along with everything else. Stefan Stanford – All News Pipeline: This ‘Game Changer’ Could Lead To 270 Million Dead Americans And Foreshadows A Massive False Flag On The Horizon! (It’s time to stock up on basic staples – The Ultimate Prepper’s Survival Guide – Survive When Disaster Strikes.)
7. LIKE WE NEEDED MORE REASON TO PREP
If something happens seven times in a row, do you think that there is a pretty good chance that it will happen the eighth time too? Immediately prior to the last seven recessions, we have seen an inverted yield curve, and it looks like it is about to happen again for the very first time since the last financial crisis. For those of you that are not familiar with this terminology, when we are talking about a yield curve we are typically talking about the spread between two-year and ten-year U.S. Treasury bond yields. Normally, long-term rates are higher than short-term rates, but when investors get spooked about the economy this can reverse. Just before every single recession since 1960 the yield curve has “inverted”, and now we are getting dangerously close to it happening again for the first time in a decade. SHTF Plan: The Last Seven Times This Happened America Immediately Went Into A Recession… And It’s About To Happen Again.
A bill allowing the starvation and dehydration of dementia and mentally ill patients against their will passed the Oregon Senate 17-13 on June 8. Oregon Right to Life has been battling SB494 since it was introduced, warning it’s a “devious” bill that’s “craftily written so as to hide its true intent.” Life Site News: Oregon Senate votes to allow dementia patients to be starved to death.
9. HOW TO DO STUFF
+ 10 Helpful Tips That Will Make You A Better Driver. (I know a lot of people who need to become better drives- please read this, Todd, Heather and Stacy.)
+ What to do when animals attack. (Might help, might not, but worth a try.)
10. THE BOTTOM OF THE NEWS
+ I Sold Everything, Bought an Airstream and Travel America With My Family Indefinitely – part one.
+ I Sold Everything, Bought an Airstream and Travel America With My Family Indefinitely part two.
(Some breath-taking photos are included with the two articles linked to above – you’ll enjoy – trust me on that. Living in a travel trails is doable, how do I know… I know because I’ve done it – I even wrote a book about it.)
+ You go girl – Holly Holm Knockouts Bethe Correia with Headkick. (I’m glad she got the KO because after three back to back losses he future in the UFC depended on a victory in this fight.)
Have a great evening – M.D. Creekmore