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Baltimore’s Weekend ‘Cease-Fire’ Shattered As Off-Duty Cop Gunned Down

Baltimore’s second attempt at a 72-hour ‘cease-fire’ was cut short for the second time this year after an off-duty Washington police officer was killed and a women wounded on Saturday. According to The Baltimore Sun homicide data base, Sgt. Tony Mason Jr.,40, was shot and killed on the upper west side at 2800 Elgin Avenue. Reports […]

Amazon Has Received 238 Proposals For The Company’s Second Headquarters

Just days after we reported that in the mad dash by virtually every American city to become Amazon’s second headquarters, in which some such as New Jersey offered as much as $7 billion in state and city tax credits, today Amazon announced that that it has received 238 proposals from “cities and regions in 54 […]

DHS Releases Images Of Border Wall Prototypes

The White House wasn’t going to let minor details like the fact that Congress hasn’t appropriated any money to fund construction of President Trump’s promised border wall stop it from building eight prototypes in Otay Mesa, near San Diego. And with few expecting the Democrats to accept the White House’s demands relating to a tentative […]

The Disaster Myth Narrative: No One Panics, No One Loots, No One Goes Hungry

Authored by Daisy Luther via The Organic Prepper blog, “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”  ~ George Orwell A few years back, I was doing some research about the aftermath of some natural disasters that took place here in America. I was shocked […]

NYC Foreclosures Surge 79%; Most Since 2009

A few weeks ago we noted that New York’s ‘smart money’ at a variety of U.S. banking institutions were tripping over each other to underwrite dividend recaps for owners of expensive commercial real estate projects just as buyers of those properties suddenly dried up completely (see: NYC Commercial Real Estate Sales Plunge Over 50% As […]

“We Dodged A Bullet”: Hurricane Nate Misses New Orleans, Downgraded To Tropical Depression

Residents of coastal towns and cities across the Southeastern US are breathing a sigh of relief as Hurricane Nate is rapidly weakening after twice making landfall in the Southeastern US late Saturday into early Sunday. The NHC has downgraded it to a tropical depression as it moves inland over Alabama; NHC has also discontinued all […]

Previewing The September “Hurricane-Disrupted” Jobs Report

Tomorrow’s hurricane-affected September jobs report will be… confusing. That is the (lack of) consensus from Wall Street analysts, who expect an average print of 80,000 (down from the 3-month average of 185K), however with huge variance on either side, with 4 economists predicting a loss of jobs, three expecting a print higher than 150K and […]

Coast Guard Updates: Major Ports In Texas Are “Condition Zulu”

Update: Port of Corpus Christi update to port condition Modified Zulu for the Corpus Christi Inner Harbor. Coast Guard captain of the port in Corpus Christi implemented Port Condition Modified Zulu for the Port of Corpus Christi Inner Harbor.   Modified Zulu allows tug and barges with drafts not exceeding 20-feet currently in the Corpus […]

Shocking Drone Footage Shows Harvey’s “Unprecedented” Devastation, “No Parallel To Any Rainstorm In US History”

Based on the number of people affected, amount of water involved, and other factors, meteorologists have warned, there may be no parallel available to any other rainstorm in U.S. history as Mashable's Andrew Freeman reports Tropical Storm Harvey has dropped more than 11 trillion gallons of water on Texas, triggering catastrophic, unprecedented flooding in the […]