"Nobody gets up one day and decides to be a terrorist for no reason. They don't hate us for our freedoms. They hate us and commit acts of terror because one day, as they are going about their normal lives, there is a horrendous blast and people they have known all their lives are lying in bloody shreds at their feet, mixed in with shrapnel stamped 'Made in the USA.'" -- Michael Rivero

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The cargo ship that crashed into Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge on March 26 was carrying more than 50 hazardous material containers, some of which were breached during the collapse, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

NTSB chair Jennifer Homendy said during a press conference on March 27 that the agency, which is currently probing the crash, had obtained a cargo manifest of the 984-foot-long Singapore-flagged cargo vessel named Dali.

The vessel—which reportedly lost power while transiting out of Baltimore Harbor and struck the bridge—had 56 containers of hazardous materials on board at the time of the incident, Ms. Homendy said.

The NTSB chair said a senior hazmat investigator had identified the containers.

That’s 764 tons of hazardous materials—mostly corrosives, flammable, and some miscellaneous hazardous materials—class nine hazardous materials which would include lithium-ion batteries,” Ms. Homendy said.

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Doctors have warned that Americans are risking organ damage and even death by taking medication prescribed to their cats, dogs and even fishes — in a bid to save cash on prescriptions.

DailyMail.com learned of at least three cases of people using drugs that had been prescribed for pets — including one 67-year-old who took fish antibiotics for his bad cold.

Patients easily obtained the medications in several ways; including by using leftover pills from a pet's old prescription or pretending their pet was unwell in order to get a new script.

Meanwhile, doctors have warned this website that they'd treated many uninsured patients who've suffered serious complications after taking pet medications — which generally costs five times less than human pills, on average.

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The Federal Aviation Administration should expedite its plan to curb United Airlines' growth, including preventing the carrier from adding new routes, following a series of safety incidents in recent weeks and another incident on Thursday evening. 

Last night, United Flight 990, a Boeing 777-200 traveling from San Francisco to Paris, was diverted to Denver International Airport when the pilots reported engine issues. 

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AT&T reset account passcodes for millions of customers this week after acknowledging a massive data leak that affected more than 73 million users.

The telecom giant said the leaked dataset appears to be from 2019 or earlier, impacting around 7.6 million current AT&T account holders and 65.4 million former account holders.

The leaked dataset includes names, home addresses, phone numbers, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth, as reported by TechCrunch.

A security researcher who analyzed the dataset found it contained encrypted passcodes, prompting the carrier to initiate a resetting process, according to the outlet.

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Downtown Los Angeles has been described as 'third world' after shocking footage revealed a homeless encampment with open fires in the street and trash-covered sidewalks.

The startling video, posted to X by Fox News reporter Bill Melugin, shows dozens of homeless people sitting and standing on filthy sidewalks on the corner of San Pedro Street and 6th Street in the Skid Row neighborhood of LA. 

Some are seen standing around an open fire in the street, just moments away from the Midnight Mission, a $17 million center for the homeless. 

Billionaire tycoon Elon Musk, who has previously been vocal on the state of California's homelessness crisis, summarized the video with one word: 'wow'.

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Joe Biden has issued a proclamation marking March 31, which is Easter Sunday, as “Transgender Day of Visibility.”

Yes, really.

The proclamation states “I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim March 31, 2024, as Transgender Day of Visibility.”

It adds “I call upon all Americans to join us in lifting up the lives and voices of transgender people throughout our Nation and to work toward eliminating violence and discrimination based on gender identity.”

The rest of the proclamation is basically an advert for how great transgenderism is and how much Biden loves it and has done to support it with Executive Orders.

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Recent developments suggest that Israel’s full-scale ground offensive in Rafah could take place at any time. What we have been told by Israeli officials, is that the operation will require the evacuation of the city, presumably so the IDF can inflict the same level of destruction on Rafah as was inflicted on Khan Yunis and Gaza City. Once the ground forces are deployed, the Palestinians will be forced to flee to the Egyptian border where they will seek refuge from the Israeli onslaught. What happens next is uncertain but –given the numerous meetings between Israeli and Egyptian officials and their respective Intel chiefs– we think there may be an agreement to allow over a million Palestinian refugees to cross the border into Egypt. Here are a few recent articles suggesting that Egypt may be getting paid to participate in Israel’s ethnic cleansing operation.

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Fox News host Jesse Watters recently shed light on Operation Mockingbird, an undercover Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) initiative aimed at manipulating public perception through the media.

This operation involved the infiltration of journalists and informants into prominent U.S. media outlets, to advance the federal government’s viewpoints and political agendas. (Related: MEDIA MARCHING ORDERS: White House orders media to cover up Joe Biden’s corruption bombshells.)

“Langley was laundering narratives to the press and into the public’s veins,” Watters remarked, emphasizing the extensive influence of the CIA on the media landscape. According to Watters, at least 22 American news organizations, including the New York Times, Life magazine and CBS, had individuals on the CIA payroll, serving as conduits for disseminating disinformation, whether knowingly or unknowingly.

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Ukraine was one of the main trial sites for a drug causing various forms of cancer, which was tested on patients at a Mariupol hospital, Sputnik has revealed.

Ukraine was one of the main testing grounds for trials of a drug that could potentially cause various forms of cancer and that was used on patients in the psychiatric ward of Mariupol Hospital No. 7 with the support of local officials in the interests of Western pharmaceutical companies, according to documents seen by Sputnik.

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The federal government authorized $60 million for salvage efforts for the 1.6-mile-long Francis Scott Key Bridge at the Port of Baltimore, which collapsed on Tuesday after being struck by a large container ship. A massive CIA-linked floating crane has arrived in Baltimore, Maryland, along with other cranes, and it will soon begin clearing the mangled bridge from the shipping channel, which has paralyzed the entire port.  

The salvage operation may not begin as seamlessly as government officials hoped. As Captain John Konrad, CEO of gCaptain, a website specializing in tracking the shipping industry, states, the 984-foot Singapore-flagged container ship Dali is apparently "sitting atop a high-pressure underwater gas line." 

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The Oklahoma State Patrol has completely closed a highway after a barge struck the US-59 Bridge over the Arkansas River on Saturday.

Law enforcement is diverting traffic away from the area, to the south of Sallisaw, until inspections of the structure can be made, the state highway service wrote on X (formerly Twitter). There were no reports of injuries on the road or the barge, AP news agency quoted patrol spokesperson Sarah Stewart as saying. 

It was not immediately known what led to the collision. Video circulating on X shows the moment the barge impacted the bridge supports.

The incident comes less than a week after the cargo hauler MV Dali struck and completely collapsed the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, killing six people. The freighter struck a support of the 1.6-mile (2.6 km) long structure in the early hours of Tuesday, causing it to topple into the river, taking vehicles and people with it.

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As soon as Russia began to have heroic victories at its Special Military Operation the West declared that it would never allow Ukraine’s defeat to happen, the leader of the Essence of Time movement, philosopher and political scientist Sergey Kurginyan said on March 16 on the Right to Know program on channel TVC.

The political scientist noted that Russia began to have victories at the battlefield; for example, it seized Avdeevka. Kurginyan warned against belittling the importance of such victories.

These are really major actions in the ongoing network warfare. It is about square kilometers, single fortified localities in which the territory is divided. This is a very serious defense center in this composition,” the leader of Essence of Time explained.

However, Kurginyan pointed out the reaction of the NATO member states to these victories: they said that they would not allow Ukraine’s defeat to happen.

As soon as this began, Russia’s victories, they said, ‘Defeat will never happen. And if the Ukrainians are defeated we will interfere. We will not accept it.’ Accept what? And this is where the key words remain to be said,” the philosopher stressed.

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Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mich., said at a recent event that the U.S. should not spend another dime on humanitarian aid for starving Gazans, and instead should atomize the city like “Nagasaki and Hiroshima.”

“We shouldn’t be spending a dime on humanitarian aid. It – it should be like Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Get it over quick. The same – the same should be in Ukraine. Defeat Putin quick. Instead of 80 percent of our funding for Ukraine being used for humanitarian purposes. It should be 80 percent, a hundred percent to wipe out Russian forces, if that’s what we want to do.”

Walberg’s call to kill Gazans is Washington’s official position. President Joe Biden tries to act like he cares about the genocide but will send Israel even more weapons to kill Palestinians.

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President Vladimir Zelensky has indicated that a return to Ukraine’s 1991 borders is no longer a precondition for holding peace talks with Moscow, even as he continues to push forward with his own ‘peace formula’, which has been dismissed by the Kremlin as absurd.

Zelensky banned all negotiations with the current leadership in Moscow in 2022, after four former Ukrainian regions voted overwhelmingly to join Russia. Since then, he has been rallying Western support for his ten-point formula, which includes the full withdrawal of Russian troops and a return to Ukraine’s 1991 borders, including Crimea, as well as forcing Moscow to pay reparations, among other conditions.

However, in an interview with CBS this week, Zelensky suggested there is no need to recapture the territory “exclusively by military means,” saying Ukrainian forces should at least restore the 2022 status quo.

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