First responders have been dispatched to an incident of people being burned at an Exxon refinery in North Baton Rouge. According to WBRZ, multiple ambulance and firefighting crews have been dispatched to the scene. Officials gave no specifics on the emergency request. A spokesperson for the refinery told the Baton Rouge station that at the time, they had not been notified of an emergency. WBRZ reports that five people were treated for burns at around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Sources say the gas isobutane was involved in the incident. http://hisz.rsoe.hu/m/?pageid=event_details&edis_id=EX-20161123-56058-USA
Even the most optimistic among the Democratic electors acknowledges they’re unlikely to persuade the necessary 37 Republican electors to reject Trump — the number they’d likely need to deny him the presidency and send the final decision to the House of Representatives. And even if they do, the Republican-run House might simply elect Trump anyway. But the Democratic electors are convinced that even in defeat, their efforts would erode confidence in the Electoral College and fuel efforts to eliminate it, ending the body’s 228-year run as the only official constitutional process for electing the president. With that goal in mind, the group is also contemplating encouraging Democratic electors to oppose Hillary Clinton and partner with Republicans in support of a
Submitted by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute, In an earlier post we looked at nationwide growth in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as "food stamps." We found that, thanks to many years of accelerated growth in the program under both George W. Bush and Barack Obama, 1 in 7 Americans now participate in the food stamp program. There are, however, very large differences from state to state in how much the food stamp program has expanded. If we look at growth in the program from the year 2000 to 2015, we find growth varying from 641 percent growth in Nevada, to 54 percent growth in Wyoming Follow link for more!! B http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-11-22/heres-where-food-stamp-use-has-increased-most
North Korea has sent a 9-page letter to the US demanding that it stops sending ‘hostile nuclear threats’ to the secretive state.Seen by many as a direct message to President-elect Donald Trump, the letter outlines what the North expects from America.The statement has laid down what it wants from the incoming US administration.It also accused Mr Obama of “constantly heaping malicious slander and criticism on the DPRK” and said his government pursued an “aggressive and heinous ‘strategic suffocation’ policy”.“The anachronistic hostile policy and nuclear threat that the U.S. has enforced with unprecedented recklessness against the DPRK (North Korea) have only provoked its just and righteous countermeasures for self-defense.South Korea’s foreign ministry spokesman Cho June-hyuck said: “Followi
Today, CERN Director General, Fabiola Gianotti, and Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) of the Government of India, Sekhar Basu signed an Agreement admitting India to CERN as an Associate Member. The Government of India still needs to notify CERN of its final approval for the Agreement to enter into force. “India has been putting efforts to design, develop and utilise various types of electron and proton accelerators for scientific, industrial and societal use,” said Sekhar Basu. “Becoming Associate Member of CERN will enhance participation of young scientists and engineers in various CERN projects and bring back knowledge for deployment in the domestic programmes. It will also provide opportunities to Indian industrie
The Denver Sheriff’s Department has been fined by the Department of Justice for not allowing non-citizens to apply. According to the DOJ’s announcement, the Denver Sheriff’s Department was fined for violating provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which requires employers to make certain employment available to legal, resident aliens on the same terms as United States citizens, unless they have applied for and received a waiver from the federal government.According to the Washington Examiner, the department hired about 200 new deputies in 2015 and 2016 and wrongly made citizenship — as opposed to legal permanent residence — a job requirement.In addition to paying a fine of $10,000, the department will have to go back through old applications and identify those that were rejec
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach met with Donald Trump to discuss his plans for his first year in office were he selected for Homeland Security secretary. The Associated Press released a photo of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach meeting with Donald Trump, and Kobach was holding papers that detail his plans for his first year in office if he were selected for the top Department of Homeland Security job. Kobach, who has been called Trump's "immigration whisperer," met with Trump this week as the president-elect plans his transition into the White House. He's a rumored potential pick for secretary of homeland security. Kobach is known for having a hardline stance on immigration, and a portion of his homeland security plan reflects some of Trump's bolder campaign proclamations...
Source: Thousands of Green Cards Have 'Simply Gone Missing,' IG Says - ABC News Thousands of Green Cards have been mishandled over the past three years, according to a new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General report. Electronic system errors have caused at least 19,000 cards to be issued as duplicates or with incorrect information, such as names, dates of birth, photos and gender, among other errors, the report says. But the head of the U.S. Customs and Immigration Services, which manages immigration benefits, say that several of the report's conclusions were overstated, including USCIS Director said that the agency did not issue Green Cards to any individuals who were not eligible to receive them and that the number of cards containing errors were only a “
Four police officers have been shot within a 24-hour span across four cities, adding to what has become a violent year for members of law enforcement. Of the shootings, authorities have labelled two as being targeted attacks. One of the attacks took place in San Antonio, where a 20-year veteran of the force was killed, and the other took place in St. Louis, where a 46-year-old sergeant was shot twice in the head during an ambush but is expected to survive. The other two incidents Sunday, which took place in Florida and Missouri, were not believed to be targeted shootings. The National Law Enforcement Fund, an organization that tracks police officer deaths, said that the total number of fatalities this year has increased by 16 percent. Firearms-related deaths of officers are up 67 ...