Wait for it... Hawaii lava boat tours continue after explosion, injuries By AUDREY McAVOY and CALEB JONES Yesterday HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard's revised policy and stay farther away after an explosion caused molten rock to barrel through the roof of a vessel, injuring 23 people. The Coast Guard prohibits vessels from getting closer than 984 feet (300 meters) from where Kilauea volcano's lava oozes into the sea. The agency had been allowing experienced boat operators to apply for a special license to get closer up to 164 feet (50 meters), but it stopped allowing those exceptions Monday morning. @apnews
(Reuters) - Britain's officially designated Brexit campaign group, Vote Leave, was fined 61,000 pounds on Tuesday for breaching spending rules in the 2016 referendum and was referred to the police by the Electoral Commission. The move by the commission, which said serious breaches of the law had been committed by Vote Leave, added to calls from opponents of Brexit for a re-run of the referendum on European Union membership, though Prime Minister Theresa May has repeatedly ruled out another vote. Two years since voting by 52 percent to 48 percent to leave the bloc, the United Kingdom, its political and business leaders remain deeply divided over the country's plans for departing from the EU on March 29, 2019. @Reuters
So he had to travel to AFRICA to get some respect... #walkaway#repost @washingtonpost • • • • • President Barack Obama spoke to a cheering crowd of thousands in South Africa on Tuesday, delivering an address to honor the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. During his speech, Obama called today’s times “strange and uncertain,” adding that “each day’s news cycle is bringing more head-spinning and disturbing headlines.” He also reminded those in attendance that the denial of facts could result in the undoing of a democracy. "This is another one of those things that I didn't think I had to lecture about. You have to believe in facts," he said. "Without facts, there's no basis for cooperation." @foxnews #obama#obamacorruption#americanvalues#americafirst#maga#trump2020
'Proudly Ignorant': Dem Socialist Candidate Ridiculed for Claiming Israel Occupying Palestine Ocasio-Cortez: I'm 'not the expert' on this issue. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is being roundly criticized for flubbing a question in which she criticized Israel’s "occupation” of the Palestinian territories. Ocasio-Cortez, who surprisingly won a New York Democratic primary on a socialist platform, made the remark during an interview on PBS’s "Firing Line" on Friday. When host Margaret Hoover asked her to clarify what she meant, the 28-year-old political newcomer fumbled over her words and acknowledged that she is "not the expert at geopolitics on this issue." @foxandfriends @cnn @msnbc @campusreform @berniesanders @realdonaldtrump
The corporate owners of the Mandalay Baycasino in Las Vegas are suing victims of October’s mass shooting. MGM Resorts International, which owns Mandalay Bay, went to federal courts in Nevada and California and took on more than 1,000 shooting victims, claiming it has no liability for the massacre, according to a published report on Monday. The company is asking for the claims against them to be dismissed. “Plaintiffs have no liability of any kind to defendants,” the complaints argue, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Las Vegas lawyer Robert Eglet, who is representing several victims, told the paper that the hotel’s unusual action is an effort to get the cases heard in federal court instead of state court. He said the decision was a "blatant display of judge shopping" that "quite frankly verges on unethical." "I’ve never seen a more outrageous thing, where they sue the victims in an effort to find a judge they like," the lawyer continued. "It’s just really sad that they would stoop to this level." The company is not seeking money from the victims. MGM is asking that a 2002 federal act that extends liability protection to any company that uses “anti-terrorism” technology or services that can “help prevent and respond to mass violence,” be extended to them. Their stance stems from the fact that the security vendor the company hired for the Route 91 Harvest festival was protected from liability because its services had been certified by the Department of Homeland Security for “protecting against and responding to acts of mass injury and destruction." "The Federal Court is an appropriate venue for these cases and provides those affected with the opportunity for a timely resolution," Debra DeShong, a spokeswoman for MGM Resorts, said in a statement. "Years of drawn out litigation and hearings are not in the best interest of victims, the community and those still healing." @mandalaybay @lasvegas @mgmgrand #lasvegasmassacre
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) didn't fall for comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's tricks on his new Showtime series “Who Is America?” In Sunday's premiere, Cohen -- in character as Israeli anti-terror expert Col. Erran Morad -- convinced former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, former congressman Joe Walsh and current GOP lawmakers Dana Rohrabacher of California and Joe Wilson of South Carolina to support his fictional "Kinderguardians" program, which would arm America's children to help prevent school shootings. Gaetz, however, did not endorse the program when Cohen asked him to do so. “You want me to say on television that I support 3- and 4-year-olds with firearms?” Gaetz asked Cohen. “Is that what you’re asking me to do?” “Yes,” Cohen replied. “Typically, members of Congress don’t just hear a story about a program and indicate whether they support it or not,” Gaetz said. @foxandfriends
#repost @ppv_tahoe • • • • • ❌Murder Suspects shoot at Officers - Las Vegas, NV (July 11, 2018) 🎥 Las Vegas PD 🚔 📝If you want to see video of the weapons, the suspects photos etc I uploaded the press briefing on my IGTV 👍🏻 LVMPD officers in pursuit of two murder suspects fired at Police 34 times. This body camera footage shows the end of the chase during which officers, numerous motorist, and the public at large were in extreme danger.
#repost @loudobbstonight • • • • • #draintheswamp - @judicialwatch’s Chris Farrell: I want Obama deposed. New texts show he wanted to know about everything going on in the Mueller probe. When does Obama come out of hiding & offer his version of the facts? @realDonaldTrump #maga#trumptrain#dobbs#loudobbstonight
WISH IT WORKED BOTH WAYS... but we all know better than that. #maga#trump2020#draintheswamp LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles man who threatened to kill Democratic Rep. #maxinewaters in a profanity-laced voicemail has been sentenced to six months of home detention. Anthony Scott Lloyd also was sentenced Monday to three years' probation and 100 hours of community service. The 45-year-old Lloyd pleaded guilty in April to threatening a U.S. official. Last October, Lloyd left a voicemail at Waters' office telling her that if she continued threatening President Donald Trump, "we'll kill you," and "You're dead." Lloyd also used a racial slur against Waters, who's black. Lloyd told the FBI he was upset with Waters for comments criticizing Trump on a talk-radio show. Waters said in a letter that a lenient sentence for Lloyd would only embolden others to engage in similar conduct and may endanger the community.
#repost @themagapill • • • • • When 10,000 (of 12,000) kids are showing up with adults who are NOT their family, that’s not migration, that’s called CHILD TRAFFICKING. Secretary of Homeland Security Kristjen Nielsen shutting down the #fakenews media! . . . vc: @thinking.lady