Today is July 28 and here are the stories I am watching.
1-Trump bashes Baltimore
President Trump on Saturday called out a majority-black district represented by a congressional nemesis as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess”. Trump lashed out in tweets against Rep. Elijah Cummings, the African-American House Oversight Committee chairman, claiming his Baltimore-area district is “considered the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States.”
DML: Trump is spot on. Here’s the litmus test for all the people in the media calling him racist: Monitor your pulse rate the next time you get a flat tire in the middle of Baltimore.
2-Made in China
A large group of protesters took over a major street in a Hong Kong shopping district late Sunday afternoon, setting up barricades to block off the area and defend it against police. The unexpected move followed a short rally at a public park against the use of tear gas, rubber bullets and other force by police to break up a protest the previous Sunday. Hong Kong has been wracked by protests for seven weeks, as opposition to an extradition bill has morphed into demands for the resignation of the city’s leader and an investigation into whether police have used excessive force in quelling the protests. Underlying the movement is a broader push for full democracy in the territory.
DML: The entire world is in turmoil, it is not?
Gunfire at a large, outdoor event in Brooklyn killed one man and injured at least 11 others late Saturday night, police said. Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted early Sunday that the shooting in east Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood “shattered a peaceful neighborhood event.” Twelve people were shot, including a 38-year-old man who was dead on arrival at a local hospital, a New York City police spokesman said around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. The police spokesman said he did not know the identity of the man, who was shot once in the head.
DML: Brownsville. Also know as one of those never get a flat tire districts.
4. Trump impeachment poll
Support for impeaching President Donald Trump has fallen slightly, but still has substantial support, a recently released Fox News poll states. According to the survey, 45 percent of July respondents support President Trump’s removal, a drop from 50 percent in June. This month, 47 percent expressed support for impeachment and five percent said President Trump should be impeached, but remain in office. Fox News states polling interviews were conducted between July 21-23, 2019. A random national sample of 1,004 registered voters participated. The poll has a three percent margin of error.
DML: With friend like Fox News, who needs enemies.
5-Too little sleep tied to increased heart disease risk
People who sleep less than six hours a night may be more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those who sleep seven to eight hours, a recent study shows. In the study, 3,974 bank workers wore activity trackers to measure sleep for one week and also had 3D heart ultrasounds and cardiac CT scans to look for heart disease.
Researchers found that compared to people who got seven to eight hours of sleep, those who slept less than six hours a night were 27 percent more likely to have “preclinical” atherosclerosis: structural changes and thickening in the artery walls that isn’t yet serious enough to cause complications. Previous research has linked lack of sleep to traditional risk factors for heart disease like high blood sugar, high blood pressure, inflammation and obesity.
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