1…………> Iran Earthquake: Injuries
A 5.2-magnitude earthquake shook southwestern Iran according to a statement issued by Tehran University’s Seismology Center, with the quake’s epicenter was near the city of Sisakht, located some about 430 miles south of the capital in the Kohgiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad province at 08:38 a.m. local time.
Iranian state television has reported that at least 100 people were injured, including two in critical condition.
A 7.2-magnitude quake killed more than 600 people in the country’s western region in the same region.
2…………> Paris Riots: May Parade
French riot police have used water cannons and tear gas on 1,200 hooded and masked anarchists who rallied on the sidelines of the main demonstration, smashing shop windows and hurling Molotov cocktails at the start of an annual May Day rally in Paris, attended by an estimated 20,000 people.
Ultra-left anarchist groups aka as Black Blocs, who threatened it a “revolutionary day”, smashed the windows of businesses, including a McDonald’s restaurant near the Austerlitz station in eastern Paris, ransacked shops, torched cars and scrawled anti-capitalist graffiti on walls, leading to more than 200 people were arrested.
3…………> End Of Rock-and-Roll: Gibson
The famed Gibson company, founded in 1894 and based in Nashville, Tennessee, has been immortalized by generations of guitar legends including Chuck Berry and his beloved cherry-red Gibson guitar that was bolted to the inside of his coffin lid, BB King, David Bowie many others, has filed for bankruptcy protection after wrestling for years with debt.
A reorganization plan filed on Tuesday local time will allow Gibson Brands Inc. to continue operations with $135 million in financing from lenders after the company had already sold off some non-core assets that contributed to its burdensome debt.
4…………> Puppy Mules: Drug Cartels
Colombian veterinarian Andres Lopez Elorza pleaded not guilty to DOJ charges that he used his surgical skills to turn puppies into drug mules by stitching packets of liquid heroin into their abdomens.
“As alleged in the indictment, Elorza is not only a drug trafficker, he also betrayed a veterinarian’s pledge to prevent animal suffering when he used his surgical skills in a cruel scheme to smuggle heroin in the abdomens of puppies,” US Attorney Richard P. Donoghue said.
“Dogs are man’s best friend and, as the defendant is about to learn, we are drug dealers’ worst enemy,” the attorney added.
5…………> Mueller Illegal Trap: Destination Trump
A New York Times “leaked list” of questions supposedly being on Robert Mueller’s interrogation roster of President Donald Trump tentative interview is like an endlessly rotating 45 rpm phonograph record of all already disproved by Congressional committees Russia-related controversies surrounding his campaign and the early days of his presidency.
The president tweeted that it was disgraceful the questions were made public and claimed that their topics proved there was no “collusion”.
The only question now is for how long Mr. Trump will allow this outrage to continue, order AG Sessions to fire Rod Rosenstein and dismantle Robert Muller’s “snake pit” by finally starting to use his full presidential discretion and power.
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