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March 24, 2024

N.J. houses of worship get 'bleeding control kits' for potential mass shootings

By Brianna Kudisch | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Members from different houses of worship were invited earlier this month to gather at Guru Nanak Mission Gurudwara, a worship space for Sikhs in Oakland in Bergen County.

But, they weren’t there for a worship service. Instead, they gathered on a Friday night to participate in a training session and receive a key item — a bleeding control kit.

The state Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness began distributing bleeding control kits to thousands of houses of worship in New Jersey this month. The kits are designed to give churches, mosques, synagogues, temples and other places of worship medical items to treat victims of potential active shooters before first responders arrive at the scene.

The state will provide roughly 7,100 bleeding control kits to 6,400 houses of worship within one year as part of the program’s first phase, officials said.

(possible paywall)

This is the insanity that gun worshipers have created in our society.

March 16, 2024

United flight from San Francisco missing external panel after landing in Oregon


A United Airlines plane that departed Friday from San Francisco International Airport was missing an external panel when it landed at its destination in Medford, Oregon.

United released the following statement:

"This afternoon, United flight 433 landed safely at its scheduled destination at Rogue Valley International/Medford Airport. After the aircraft was parked at the gate, it was discovered to be missing an external panel. We’ll conduct a thorough examination of the plane and perform all the needed repairs before it returns to service. We’ll also conduct an investigation to better understand how this damage occurred."

United said the Boeing 737-800 had 139 passengers onboard the plane, with six crew members. The plane also did not declare an emergency while en route to Medford "as there was no indication of the damage during the flight," United said.


This is getting crazier by the day.

March 12, 2024

United Airlines reports fifth flight incident in a week as jet turns back due to 'maintenance issue'


A United Airlines flight was forced to return to Sydney just two hours into its nearly 14-hour journey to San Francisco, in the carrier’s fifth flight incident in seven days.

The Boeing 777-300 aircraft, carrying 183 passengers and crew, was redirected due to a “maintenance issue,” according to a statement from United Airlines.

“The plane landed safely, and passengers deplaned normally at the gate. We provided accommodation overnight for passengers and rebooked them to San Francisco,” the airline added.

The incident Monday on United flight 830 is the latest in a string of incidents to hit the US airline in recent days.


March 8, 2024

United-operated Boeing 737 MAX rolls off Houston runway, says FAA

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON, March 8 (Reuters) - A United Airlines-operated (UAL.O) Boeing 737 MAX rolled onto the grass and off the runway at George Bush Airport in Houston early on Friday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said.

The National Transportation Safety Board and FAA will investigate. The 160 passengers and six crew were not injured. They left the plane and were bused to the terminal, the FAA and United said. The plane had departed from Memphis.

United said it will move the aircraft from the taxiway as soon as it is able and will "work with the NTSB, FAA and Boeing to understand what happened."

This is the third incident this week involving a United Boeing airplane. Boeing and United shares were both down 1% on Friday.

Read more: https://whttps://www.reuters.com/world/us/united-operated-boeing-737-rolls-off-houston-runway-passengers-deplaned-says-faa-2024-03-08/

March 8, 2024

Strong winds blew a lake 2 miles north in Death Valley National Park


Powerful 40 mph winds from Feb. 29 to March 2 in Death Valley blew Lake Manly two miles north, according to the National Park Service. The lake spread out to cover more ground, but at a shallower depth.

The water slowly moved back to its original lakebed, but with the winds speeding up evaporation, Lake Manly was left shallower and muddier than before.

With the current conditions, the National Park Service could no longer allow boating on Lake Manly.

“It was amazing to see an entire lake migrate!” Death Valley National Park Superintendent Mike Reynolds said in a statement Monday. "But now the water is drying up, leaving wide mudflats. People were walking a long way, sometimes dragging their boats. This leaves footprints and drag marks that will likely be visible for years."


March 8, 2024

Trump loses again: U.K. judge orders him to pay 6-figure amount for Russia, Russia, Russia

By Kevin Manahan | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

After U.S. courts and jurors decided and ruled a close to a half-billion dollar blow to former President Donald Trump, a judge in the United Kingdom has ordered him to pay the six-figure legal costs of a company he sued over alleged claims of “perverted” sex acts and bribes to Russian officials.

A London judge, who threw out the case against Orbis Business Intelligence last month saying it was “bound to fail,” ordered Trump to pay legal fees of 300,000 pounds ($382,000), according to court documents released Thursday.

Orbis was founded by Christopher Steele, who once ran the Russia desk for Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, also known as MI6.

Steele was paid by Democrats for research that included salacious allegations Russians could potentially use to blackmail Trump. The so-called Steele dossier assembled in 2016 created a political storm just before Trump’s inauguration with rumors and uncorroborated allegations that have since been largely discredited.


note: I didn't post this in LBN because the information was released yesterday.

March 8, 2024

Happy birthday to me!

March 7, 2024

Passenger video shows flames shoot out of United Airlines engine midflight

March 7, 2024, 11:35 AM EST
By Tom Costello, Marlene Lenthang and Jay Blackman

Passengers aboard a United Airlines flight from Texas to Florida this week witnessed a terrifying sight midair: bright orange flames shooting out of the plane's engine, prompting an emergency landing.

Jarring video taken by passengers aboard Monday's United flight 1118 from Houston to Fort Myers shows a streak of flames spewing from what appears to be the left engine of the plane.

The flight's crew reported an “engine issue” around 6:55 p.m. CST Monday, the Federal Aviation Administration said, about 20 minutes after takeoff, according to FlightAware data.

The plane — a Boeing 737-900 — safely returned to George H. Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston around 7:20 p.m.


March 7, 2024

Trump makes another move to avoid paying E. Jean Carroll

Updated: Mar. 07, 2024, 2:32 p.m.|Published: Mar. 07, 2024, 2:08 p.m.

By Matt Arco | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Donald Trump’s lawyers said Tuesday that the ex-president deserves a new trial and a fresh chance to tell a jury why he berated writer E. Jean Carroll for her sex abuse claims against him after she revealed them five years ago.

And at the same time he’s adding to the size of his legal team.

“Trump is further beefing up his legal team in the E. Jean Carroll case with a second appellate lawyer, Will Scharf, who is also a candidate for Missouri AG. (Scharf moved to be admitted in SDNY for purposes of the case today.)” Lisa Rubin, a legal correspondent for MSNBC posted on X, formerly Twitter.

The lawyers made the assertion as they renewed challenges to the $83.3 million awarded to Carroll in January by a Manhattan jury.


March 7, 2024

N.J. school district will close before solar eclipse due to 'concern' about kids looking at the sun

By Tina Kelley | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Livingston schools will close early on April 8 to avoid any danger to students and families from the solar eclipse, according to a letter Superintendent Matthew J. Block sent home to families Wednesday.

The Essex County school district’s four schools will dismiss at noon or 12:45 p.m., hours before the eclipse, so students are not tempted to look directly at the sun without protective eyewear during their usual dismissal time, the superintendent said.

“Since the eclipse will occur during our regularly scheduled school dismissal times, many of our students would be outside and unsupervised during the eclipse,” Block wrote. “Unless children are properly supervised, they could be drawn to look at the eclipse, and would likely do so that day at dismissal. Without the proper equipment, this can cause damage to their eyes.”

The decision to close schools early got mixed reviews among some parents on social media.


Snow days, now eclipse days?

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