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Ted Cruz asks Houston cops to help him get out of airport as Texans rage over Cancun trip: report

Source: Raw Story

Brad Reed
February 18, 2021

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is flying home amid widespread outrage over his decision to fly to Cancun while millions of his residents are freezing amid mass power outages.

Now ABC News reporter Ben Siegel brings word that Cruz's staff reached out to the Houston Police Department to see if they could supply personnel to help the senator make his way out of Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

"Cruz's staff contacted HPD personnel at IAH on Wednesday... and requested assistance upon the Senator's arrival at the airport," Siegel reports. "HPD officers monitored his movements through the terminal."

It is unclear about what assistance Cruz needs to get out of the airport, although his trip to Cancun in the midst of a statewide crisis has outraged many Texas residents who want their elected officials to be working full time to restore power and provide relief.

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/ted-cruz-cancun-2650611169/

Bergen N.J. man set fire to his lawn to get rid of snow and ice, cops say

By Josh Axelrod | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

If you encounter a particularly rough patch of ice or snow while shoveling this winter, don’t reach for a can of gasoline like a Midland Park man did this past Friday, police say.

Police and firefighters responded to the man’s home on Paterson Avenue where he had set a small fire to try to melt the snow and ice. Once the fire department arrived, they called in the Bergen County Hazmat Unit, who used the Speedy Dry to sop up the gas.

The man, whom police would not name, had poured about a half-gallon of gasoline on a gravelly 2-foot by 2-foot square section of his backyard.

“He thought a good idea would be to dump some gasoline on and light it on fire,” police Lt. John Gibbons told NJ Advance Media.

https://www.nj.com/bergen/2021/02/nj-man-set-fire-to-his-lawn-to-get-rid-of-snow-and-ice-cops-say.html


Are Florida Men migrating north?

Biden again rejects $50,000 student loan debt forgiveness plan pushed by other top Democrats

CNN
By Katie Lobosco, CNN

)President Joe Biden made it clear during Tuesday night's CNN town hall that he disagrees with other members of his party who want to cancel $50,000 of student debt per borrower.

"I will not make that happen," Biden said after a member of the audience said his proposal to cancel $10,000 per borrower doesn't go far enough.

But top Democratic congressional leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, are calling on Biden to cancel $50,000 per borrower. Dozens of Democrats reintroduced a bicameral resolution earlier this month urging Biden to take action, arguing that he has the executive power to do so.

Biden argues that the government shouldn't forgive debt for people who went to "Harvard and Yale and Penn" -- and he's also indicated that he believes Congress should make changes through legislation, which would make them harder to undo

https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/16/politics/student-loan-forgiveness-biden/index.html

Oh the weather outside is frightful

but inside, at DU, it's delightful

THANK YOU SO MUCH for the heart!

57 GOP State And Local Officials Were At The Capitol Insurrection

Huffington Post exclusive
By Christopher Mathias
02/13/2021 05:45 am ET

At least 57 state and local Republican officials attended the Jan. 6 rally in Washington that turned into a deadly insurrection, according to an updated HuffPost tally. Almost all of them are resisting calls to resign.

They traveled from 27 states for the “Stop the Steal” demonstration near the White House. A couple of officials even gave speeches, warming up the crowd for then-President Donald Trump, who took the stage and regurgitated lies about the election results before instructing the “Make America Great Again” mob to march on the U.S. Capitol.

Late last month, after identifying an initial 21 state and local GOP officials at the rally — among them a QAnon conspiracy theorist, a self-described member of a far-right militia and a man who once declared that “the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat” — HuffPost received emails from readers across the country identifying the additional 36 officials in this new tally.

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Nearly all 57 are facing calls to resign. Yet only two men, both of whom were arrested for their role in the riot — a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates and a secretary of the California Republican Assembly — have actually stepped down.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/57-gop-officials-at-capitol-insurrection_n_6026e5e2c5b6f88289fb90a6

Well worth reading the entire article

Wow, another heart?

Thank you from the bottom of my own heart! You made my day!




Awww, thanks for the heart!

It's so nice to be given a heart after a day of horrors about the Jan. 6 insurrection.



Volkswagen is exploring flying vehicles in China

CNN Business
by Hanna Ziady, CNN Business
Tue February 9, 2021

Volkswagen (VLKAF) is looking into flying vehicles in China, becoming the latest automaker to probe the possibilities of personal air travel.

Europe's largest automaker said in a statement on Tuesday that "vertical mobility" could be the next step after self-driving technology. "Therefore we are investigating potential concepts and partners in a feasibility study [in China] to identify the possibility to industrialize this approach," it added.

China is the world's largest autos market and is also Volkswagen's single biggest customer. The news comes as the German carmaker makes a big push into electric cars. It delivered more than three times the volume of battery electric vehicles last year than it did in 2019, while plug-in hybrid deliveries surged 175% to 190,500 units.

But "vertical mobility" throws up many more hurdles than electric mobility, including safety and reliability. Flying vehicles would need to operate in crowded airspace, near small drones and traditional airplanes, and would also need a regulatory framework, which could take years.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/09/business/volkswagen-flying-vehicles/index.html

Shooting at health care clinic in Buffalo, Minnesota, leaves 5 injured

Source: CNN

Five people were injured and a suspect is in custody after a shooting Tuesday at the Allina Health Care Clinic in Buffalo, Minnesota, according to Wright County spokesman John Holler.

Three people were critically injured and were airlifted out, he said.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said there was an "active shooter situation and some improvised explosive devices." The FBI and ATF are involved in the investigation because of the explosive devices, he said.

Holler told CNN there were no bombs on scene. However, at about 2:20 p.m., first responders took an item from inside the clinic and placed it into a spherical contraption attached to the back of a Minneapolis Police bomb squad truck, video from CNN affiliate WCCO shows.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/09/us/buffalo-minnesota-shooting/index.html

Thank you ever so much for the hearts you've given me

and please, be sweet and give hearts to those who don't have any.

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