Posts Tagged ‘blocks’

Two Palestinian children killed in home fire after Israel blocks fire trucks

Palestinian children were killed in a blaze at their home after Israeli forces prevented the fire brigade from reaching them in time in Hebron, West Bank Israeli soldiers prevented a Palestinian fire truck from reaching a home fire, resulting in the deaths of two small children. This is just one example of a trend: Israelis […]

Great Pyramids of Egypt: Evidence That the Stone Blocks Might Have Been Cast, Not Quarried

“This is not my day job,” begins Michel Barsoum as he recounts his foray into the mysteries of the Great Pyramids of Egypt. As a well respected researcher in the field of ceramics, Barsoum never expected his career to take him down a path of history, archaeology, and “political” science, with materials research mixed in. […]

The Violence Of Bill Blocks & Shutdowns + Whimsical Resistance At The Border

Here’s what climate refugees need to make it through a disaster. How would you fare? — Next up, how the government shutdown targets survivors of domestic and sexual violence – plus the age-old story of colonial oppression gets a reboot via an outgoing Representative’s bill block. Finally, Elizabeth Vega joins us to talk about the […]

Supreme Court Blocks Mueller Subpoena

The Supreme Court has finally taken interest in the Russia witch-hunt and blocked a subpoena issued by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Chief Justice John Roberts stayed a contempt order Sunday night, marking the first time the Supreme Court has intervened in the Mueller inquiry. reports: Very little is known of the case, which reached the […]

US judge temporarily blocks Trump’s order refusing asylum to illegal migrants from Mexico

US judge temporarily blocks Trump’s order refusing asylum to illegal migrants from Mexico RT November 20, 2018 A judge has temporarily blocked US President Donald Trumps order to ban Central American asylum seekers from illegally crossing the border into the country from Mexico. US District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco placed a restraining order […]

Temperatures Drop As Hazardous Smoke From California Wildfire Blocks The Sun

The wildfire in California has generated so much smoke that it is now blotting out the sun and cities are steeped in the dangerous clouds of smoke. According to the US National Weather Service, this has caused surface temperatures to drop by as much as 10 degrees Farenheit (6 Celsius). The area around the Camp […]

Mitch McConnell Blocks Mueller Protection Bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Wednesday that he will block a bill aimed at protecting Special Counsel Robert Mueller. After two years of investigations, the Russia probe has yet to uncover a single shred of evidence linking Donald Trump to Russia. Yet despite this, Democrats have vowed to continue the probe indefinitely in order […]

Judge Blocks Keystone XL Pipeline, Says Climate Impact Can’t Be Ignored

Judge Blocks Keystone XL Pipeline, Says Climate Impact Can’t Be Ignored Above Photo: Despite the court ruling and backlash from land owners and Native American tribes, TransCanada says it is committed to building the Keystone XL pipeline. Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images A federal judge ruled the Trump administration failed to follow U.S. environment law when […] Australia is the Testbed for the World’s Most Extreme Copyright Blocks

By Cory Doctorow It’s been three years since Australia adopted a national copyright blocking system, despite widespread public outcry over the abusive, far-reaching potential of the system, and the warnings that it would not achieve its stated goal of preventing copyright infringement. Three years later, the experts who warned that censorship wouldn’t drive people to […]

Justice Roberts Blocks Discovery In Children’s Trust Climate Lawsuit

Justice Roberts Blocks Discovery In Children’s Trust Climate Lawsuit Above: The Minnesota March for Science was held in St. Paul in April of 2017. Photo by Lorie Shaull fro Flickr. Note:  Supreme Court Justice John Roberts blocked discovery on a children’s trust lawsuit filed for climate justice. The Supreme Court stayed discovery and the trial […]

US Army blocks autopsy, seizes body of soldier who died mysteriously in Italy

     The US Army seized the remains of Sergeant Kevin Deon Connor of the 173rd Airborne Brigade from Italian authorities last week after the soldier died on October 1. Connor and some fellow troops are suspected to have been drinking prior to his death. Italian prosecutors were investigating whether negligence played a part in Connor’s […]

Aspiring pop star borrows hubby’s govt car to make music video, blocks Moscow roadway (VIDEO)

Oksana Yakovlev, 29, who uses the stage name ‘Yaxana,’ and her cohorts have been slapped with a number of traffic violations after illegally hogging part of the Moscow Ring Road while performing for a music video. Footage of their traffic-stopping performance shows Yakovlev, flanked by two female accomplices, dancing provocatively in front of a glitz, […]

Federal court blocks anti-BDS law in Arizona

Nora Barrows-Friedman Activism and BDS Beat 28 September 2018 Citing First Amendment violations, a federal judge in Arizona on Thursday blocked enforcement of the state’s 2016 law that aims to thwart the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights. The law required state officials to produce a blacklist of companies, organizations and other […]

China Blocks US Navy Request For Hong Kong Port Visit

In an sharp deterioration of diplomatic ties, China has blocked a request for a U.S. warship to visit the post of Hong Kong, the U.S. consulate in the Chinese city said on Tuesday, amid rising tensions between Beijing and Washington over escalating tariffs and a U.S. decision to impose sanctions on China’s military for engaging […]

City Blocks 5G Cell Tower Implementation Over Claims that it Can Cause Cancer

Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project Waking Times  Mill Valley, CA — As 5G technology begins to roll out across the country, it is being met by a massive wave of resistance over concerns that it can cause health problems. One city in California—reacting to an overwhelming outpouring of concern—has taken an extreme step […]

Bay Area City Blocks 5G Deployments Over Cancer Concerns

The Bay Area may be the center of the global technology industry, but that hasn’t stopped one wealthy enclave from protecting itself from the future. The city council of Mill Valley, a small town located just a few miles north of San Francisco, voted unanimously late last week to effectively block deployments […]

Stacking Concrete Blocks Is a Surprisingly Efficient Way to Store Energy

Stacking Concrete Blocks Is a Surprisingly Efficient Way to Store Energy August 19th, 2018 I like to follow these relatively low-tech methods of energy storage, even though they don’t seem to catch on. It’s interesting to see a modern take on old ideas. The […]

Congress Officially Blocks F-35 Shipments To Turkey After Mattis Pleads Not To

It finally happened, even after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis urged Congress not to bar Turkey from purchasing the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter, arguing in a letter sent to lawmakers as they deliberated the move that such a drastic action would trigger an international “supply chain disruption” that would push costs for the already exorbitant $100 million aircraft higher. […]

Rand Paul blocks Senate bill, slams ‘Trump derangement syndrome’

     Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) voted Thursday to block a bill to condemn Russia for their meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, and said that it was motivated by “Trump motivation syndrome.” Here’s what the legislation did The bill was sponsored by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who asked for a unanimous consent decree from the […]

Man ‘with gun’ blocks Hoover Dam bridge near Las Vegas

Officers from the Arizona Highway Patrol, as well as Lake Mead, Boulder City and Las Vegas police all responded to the scene, according to local media. The man was described as being armed with a “machine gun,” the Las Vegas Sun reported, citing Metro Police Officer Jay Rivera. Authorities have not been […]

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