California’s Oroville Dam in Risk of Collapse

 

The $1.1 billion spent to repair Oroville Dam is failing as water is seeping through the rebuilt spillway threatens new mass evacuations over the risk of the dam collapsing.

According to national dam expert Scott Cahill of Watershed Services of Ohio, Oroville Dam is on the same failure track as in 2017, with visible water seepage trickling from the foot of the dam and dozens of points along the dam’s principal spillway. Cahill warns that warming temperatures magnified by precipitation is a growing threat to the dam.

Winter 1773: The American Colonies

In the most simple terms, the American colonists believed Britain was unfairly taxing them to pay for expenses Britain incurred during the French and Indian engagements. Additionally, colonists believed Britain’s Parliament did not have the right to tax them because the colonies were not represented in Parliament. In 1767, Parliament passed the Townsend Revenue Act. The Townsend Act exacted a tax on tea and other commodities imported to the colonies. When the Tea Act, replaced the Townsend Act six years, granting the Crown’s East India Company a monopoly on tea sales in the American colonies, the colonists had had enough.

Former NYC Police Commissioner Speaks-Out

 

Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik offered his analysis on the current state of the Justice Department on Wednesday’s edition of SiriusXM.

Kerik reflected on partisan and political corruption at the FBI and DOJ: “Not one of these people has been brought up on criminal charges, or even ethical charges. McCabe was terminated. Comey was fired. Page is gone. But at the end of the day, there are Americans all over this country that would be sitting in prison right now if they made the same decisions, if they violated the law the way these people did.”