Today is May 28, Tuesday, and these are the stories I am watching:
1)According to the WSJ, many in Iran don’t expect a war. Most money changers in Iran’s capital, who have long had their fingers on the pulse of public sentiment, don’t expect a war with the U.S.—and instead say the economy’s decline will eventually force Iran’s leaders to negotiate with Washington.
DML: Negotiating with Iran is like negotiating with the Devil. Never turn your back.
2)No-deal Brexit could ruin breakfast in Britain. Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to resign raises the possibility that the U.K. could leave the EU without any exit agreement. If that happens, border checks could be reinstated, leading to delays at ports—a major concern for exporters and importers of fresh produce.
DML: At the end of the day, Brexit is a sexy name for UK residents don’t want Muslims invading what is left of the country.
3)Fox News reports that Trump is not bothered by recent North Korea missile tests. President Trump, in his press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Abe, said he didn’t think North Korea’s recent short-range missile launches were a violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions, despite his advisers’ beliefs otherwise. Trump said perhaps North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was trying to get attention. Both Abe and Trump national security adviser John Bolton agree North Korea violated U.N. resolutions and that sanctions must remain in place. In addition, Trump appeared to tone down his rhetoric on Iran and said the U.S. is not seeking a regime change just a week after he warned Tehran that a confrontation between the two countries would lead to its demise.
DML: I’d be concerned.
4)At least 5 million in Ohio left without power after ‘large and dangerous’ tornado
A powerful storm system that included at least one tornado considered “large and dangerous” passed through Ohio late Monday that resulted in widespread damage, including 70,000 power outages currently affecting over 5 million people. Social media accounts claim to show a massive funnel cloud as it hit near Trotwood, Ohio, 8 miles northwest of Dayton. At least half a dozen communities from eastern Indiana through central Ohio suffered damage from the storm system, according to the National Weather Service. There have been no immediate reports of injuries or deaths.
DML: God bless Ohio.
5)Japan stabbing attack leaves at least two dead, 16 hurt
A knife-wielding man screaming “I will kill you!” attacked commuters — mostly schoolchildren — waiting at a suburban Tokyo bus stop during the morning rush hour Tuesday, killing at least two people, a schoolgirl and an adult man, according to Reuters, and wounding at least 16 others before he killed himself. Three of the injuries were serious while the others were not life-threatening, according to an official at the Kawasaki city office. Officials told NHK the suspect, believed to be in his 40s or 50s, attacked people near Noborito Park in a residential area of Kawasaki City. The number of wounded reportedly included 13 children. Television footage showed emergency workers giving first aid to people inside a tent set up on the street, and police and other officials carrying the wounded to ambulances.
DML: Ban all knives?
6)NRA-opposed measure tests Texas governor
A Texas gun storage safety measure added to a massive spending bill sets up a political test for Gov. Greg Abbott as the legislation heads to his desk, the Associated Press reported. The $1 million measure was added late Sunday by budget negotiators — most of whom are Republicans. The bill was approved Sunday night by the GOP-controlled legislature. The campaign for safe home gun storage, just one part of the much broader $250 billion state budget, was fiercely opposed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) and gun-rights activists. Abbott, a Republican who has line-item veto power in regard to the budget, must decide whether to nix the measure or ignore pressure from some gun rights groups and approve it.
DML: The governor should do what he believes is right.
7)Where a grade school stood long ago, housing for homeless students and their families could rise in the state of Washington. The Everett School Board has declared as surplus a nearly 3-acre plot in the 3600 block of Norton Avenue. It also has agreed to lease the land to a nonprofit for 75 years. The deal with Housing Hope calls for building an affordable housing apartment complex that would serve homeless students and their families. It borders Sequoia High, an alternative school. The development, as now proposed, would provide an estimated 34 low- to moderate-income units.
DML: The housing demand coupled with rising costs of living is driving middle class folks into the streets. I urge you, don’t sit on the sidelines for it could be you one day in the street. More Americans need to know the truth about homelessness and demand results. My new film, UNITED STATES of TENTS, starts shipping out on DVD in early June. Pre-order a DVD, or order multiple DVDs at a big discount to hand out to others. The more people know, the more they can demand change. Click here to order the film TODAY.