Prime Minister Theresa May will file formal Brexit divorce papers on Wednesday, pitching the United Kingdom into the unknown and triggering years of uncertain negotiations that will test the endurance of the European Union (EU).
Nine months after Britons voted to leave, May will notify EU Council President Donald Tusk in a letter that the UK really is quitting the bloc it joined in 1973.
The prime minister, an initial opponent of Brexit who won the top job in the political turmoil that followed the referendum vote, will then have two years to settle the terms of the divorce before it comes into effect in late March 2019.
The vote to "exit" the EU is euphemistically known as "BREXIT" for "British Exit" and it has started what may turn into a landslide of other nations leaving as well.
The EU was doomed to failure from its inception because at its very top is an UN-ELECTED "Commission" which has more power than the elected Parliament. This Commission is presently populated by apparent Globalists who see national borders as a thing of the past, and who rule with an iron fist, enforcing political correctness with a vengeance.
A Peruvian Airlines Boeing 737 jet with 141 passengers on board has veered off the runway, bursting into flames upon landing at the Francisco Carle Airport in Jauja, Peru.
Peruvian Airlines’ Boeing 737-300, registration number OB-2036, was involved in an accident and caught fire upon landing at the Francisco Carle Airport around 4:30 pm local time, the company has confirmed.
A Peruvian Airlines Boeing 737 has been involved in an accident at Francisco Carle Airport in Peru. pic.twitter.com/z4QT5QjUYc— Brendan Grainger (@S118869) March 28, 2017
"Today, at 16:30 pm, when we landed at Francisco Carlé de Jauja Airport, our Boeing 737-300 aircraft… turned on the right side, skidding off the runway. The high professionalism of our cabin crew prevented a major incident," the airline said.
Some 141 passengers were on board the flight, but none of them suffered any serious injuries from the accident, the airline said, noting that all passengers were safely evacuated from the plane.
An investigation has been launched into the cause of the combustion. Video posted to social media shows a Peruvian Airlines passenger jet on fire.
One of the passengers, Jessica Núñez, told Canal N that the pilot apparently lost control of the aircraft after touchdown when the right wing broke off and the fire started.
Peruvian Airlines have confirmed the aircraft involved in the landing incident was a 25 year old Boeing 737-300 with registration OB-2036. pic.twitter.com/yJ9qWBdufE— Brendan Grainger (@S118869) March 28, 2017
Following the crash landing, the airport’s emergency crews rushed to the scene to help evacuate the people. Firefighters from Company 48 also arrived from Jauja.
The Director of Civil Aeronautics, Juan Pavic, confirmed that everyone was brought out safely. He also indicated that the certificates of both the pilots and the airplane was in order, local media reports.
Massachusetts state Rep. Michelle DuBois may have committed Obstruction of Justice, a federal felony, when she posted warnings to illegal immigrants on her Facebook page Tuesday about upcoming Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids that are rumored to be taking place in the area.
In the post, DuBois wrote, “ICE raid in Brockton (MA) on 3/28.”
“I got the following information from my friend in the Latin community: ‘I have a message for the immigrant community of Brockton. Please be careful on Wednesday 29. ICE will be in Brockton on that day.'”
“If you are undocumented don’t go out on the street,” DuBois, who represents the 10th district, added. “If there is a knock on the door of your house and you don’t know who it is, don’t open the door. I ask you to be careful.”
The Democrat included a phone number for immigrants to call if they are detained by ICE.
She also followed up her original post with a chart that explains “what to do if ICE comes to your door.”
After the original posts, DuBois received numerous comments criticizing her warning to immigrants.
“I am deleting attacks [on the original posts],” she wrote in one response to the criticism. “This post is to inform. Not debate immigration policy. It’s my page and I can delete posts.”
“This post is just to spread awareness of the seriousness of the new immigration policies instituted by Trump,” she wrote in an another response. “It should motivate those who can gain documentation to do so and others who can’t to start making a plan for the safety of their family.”
“I can send a message about a rumor to the people who live in my district,” she wrote in yet another.
Bristol County (MA) Sheriff Thomas Hodgson went so far as accusing DuBois’ actions of “completely [undermining] law enforcement” while testifying in Washington, DC on Tuesday.
Attempts to contact Rep. DuBois at the phone number listed on her office website instead redirected to the Massachusetts House Committee on Children and Family, where a staffer told The Daily Caller DuBois did not come into the office on Tuesday.
DuBois did supply TheDC with a lengthy statement via email:
“It is obvious that my Facebook post touched off a lot of unintended controversy.
I am an elected State Representative and the response to one facebook post has caused people from across the Nation to inundate my facebook page with some pretty ugly and threatening posts. If this is what happens to an elected representative – what must be happening to immigrants every day in our Nation, both documented and not documented.
I posted on my personal and public facebook page about a rumor about an ICE raid happening on two future dates. I had heard this rumor from several immigrants in the community.
There are many people in Brockton (documented and not) as well as people across this Nation who are terrified. This rumor of an ICE raid in Brockton was wide-spread in Brockton. There have been many ICE raids in the City.
Passing information along that is already all-over the community, not only lets the people I represent know what is happening, it lets ICE know that everyone in Brockton is aware of ICE’s planned raid (if there was one).
Having ICE know that this rumor is wide-spread in Brockton allows them to change the date if they feel the public’s knowledge of the raid would undermine their planned raid. So I do not agree with Sheriff Hodgson on his point that he made before a federal panel in WashingtonDC that my public facebook post in anyway undermines law enforcement.”
Massachusetts Republican Party Chairman Kirsten Hughes told TheDC, “Rep. DuBois has demonstrated a complete disregard for her constituents’ safety, and she should be ashamed of these reckless comments.”
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s office did not immediately return requests for comment on DuBois’ posts.
BY: CHRISTIAN DATOC
signed a sweeping executive order on Tuesday to begin the process of dismantling environmental regulations implemented under the Obama administration to aggressively fight climate change.
Mr. Trump hailed it as “the start of a new era in American energy production” in remarks before signing the Energy Independence executive order at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). His order aims to unwind the core of President Obama’s 2013. The order “directs the EPA to suspend, revise, or rescind the Clean Power Plan.” The Clean Power Plan limits carbon emissions at coal-fired power plants.
Mr. Trump’s executive order also lifts the moratorium on federal coal leasing, rescinds restrictions on hydraulic fracking, and eliminates the National Environmental Policy Act, a set of guidelines for agencies to consider climate change into their decision making process.
“My administration is putting an end to the war on coal -- going to have clean coal, really clean coal,” Mr. Trump declared.
The executive order also mandates that every agency conduct a 180-day review that identifies all regulations and rules that “impede” energy production. Mr. Trump plans to use the reports to craft his administration’s “America First” energy blueprint to serve what the administration calls the “twin goal” of protecting the environment and strengthening the economy by promoting energy production.
The president said the order would “reverse government intrusion” and “cancel job-killing regulations.”
The senior administration official said Mr. Trump aims to “strengthen the nation’s energy security by reducing unnecessary regulatory obstacles that restrict the responsible use of domestic energy resources.”
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez has launched a major overhaul of the party's organization, which has been stung by recent crises — and the DNC has requested resignation letters from all current staffers.
Party staff routinely see major turnover with a new boss and they had been alerted to expect such a move. However, the mass resignation letters will give Perez a chance to completely remake the DNC's headquarters from scratch. Staffing had already reached unusual lows following a round of post-election layoffs in December.
Immediately after Perez's selection as party chairman in late February, an adviser to outgoing DNC Interim Chair Donna Brazile, Leah Daughtry, asked every employee to submit a letter of resignation dated April 15, according to multiple sources familiar with the party's internal workings.
A committee advising Perez on his transition is now interviewing staff and others as part of a top-to-bottom review process to decide not only who will stay and who will go, but how the party should be structured in the future.
Turkish pranksters hijacked a town’s stereo speakers normally used for the Islamic call to prayer and replaced the holy message with the moans and groans of a hardcore porn film.
A witness recorded the stunt and a video of it has been posted it on social media.
UPI.com reported that the crude hack may have been accidental, and that municipal workers forgot to shut down the speaker system while watching a porn movie.
But the Mayor of the city, Tahsin Babas, claims that it was the work of mischievous and “immoral” pranksters who deliberately broke into the system. “This immoral and provocative broadcast was nothing to do with our institution,” he said.
“We will take legal action as soon as we can against whoever was responsible for this immoral act. We can only apologise to our dear citizens for any offence caused by this incident,” he added.
Police are conducting an investigation into the incident but have already supported the Mayor’s claim that the system was hacked by someone. “They broke into the frequencies used by the municipal speaker which is why the sounds appeared in only one area,” said a police spokesman.
“Anybody who can break into the frequency can broadcast anything they want. We have started an investigation.”
A 21-year-old woman was shot and killed at a Bronx housing development late Monday, police said.
The victim, identified as Aaliyah Alder, was found with a gunshot wound to the head inside a stairwell at one of the Forest Houses on Tinton Avenue around 10:40 p.m., according to the NYPD. EMS arrived and pronounced her dead.
Cameras caught distraught family members and friends at the scene. A man was seen taken into custody but police say no official arrests have been made.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information in regards to this shooting is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
Sen. Chuck Schumer caused a scene at a Manhattan restaurant when he began yelling at a wealthy and well-connected Donald Trump supporter that the POTUS is “a liar.”
Schumer, the top Senate Democrat, lost his cool on Sunday night at Upper East Side restaurant Sette Mezzo, according to witnesses.
He was dining with friends when he encountered Joseph A. Califano Jr. — the former US secretary of health, education and welfare under President Jimmy Carter and domestic policy adviser to President Lyndon B. Johnson — and his wife, Hilary, who were having a quiet dinner.
Onlookers said Schumer was incensed that Hilary — the daughter of William S. Paley, the founder and chairman of CBS — had voted for Trump, even though her husband, Joseph, is a well-known Democrat.
One witness said of the restaurant rant, “They are a highly respected couple, and Schumer made a scene, yelling, ‘She voted for Trump!’ The Califanos left the restaurant, but Schumer followed them outside.” On the sidewalk, Schumer carried on with his fantastical filibuster: “ ‘How could you vote for Trump? He’s a liar!’ He kept repeating, ‘He’s a liar!’ ”
Hilary confirmed the confrontation,saying, “Sen. Schumer was really rude . . . He’s our senator, and I don’t really like him. Yes, 1 voted for Trump. Schumer joined us outside and he told me Trump was a liar. I should have told him that Hillary Clinton was a liar, but I was so surprised I didn’t say anything.”
Joseph didn’t return calls for comment.
A hedge fund manager who lost billions of his clients' money to Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme leaped to his death from the luxury Sofitel hotel in midtown Manhattan.
Charles W. Murphy, 56, was wearing a dark business suit say witnesses when he plunged to his death from the 24th floor of the 45 W. 44th St. building around 4:42pm on Monday.
He dropped 20 floors before hitting a fourth floor terrace, according to the NYPD. He died at the scene.
Murphy's former hedge fund had invested $7billion with Madoff said the New York Times.
Murphy was currently employed with Paulson & Co., a New York hedge fund.
Founder Paul Johnson released a statement Monday night saying 'We are extremely saddened by this news. Charles was an extremely gifted and brilliant man, a great partner and a true friend.'
Murphy, said to be wearing a dark business suit, jumped from the 24th floor of the Sofitel hotel in midtown Manhattan
Murphy landed on a terrace four stories above the street; medics had a difficult reaching him
Originally, medics had a difficult time getting to his body but finally did, said the New York Post.
A motive for suicide has not been determined.
In December, Murphy's former hedge fund Fairfield Greenwich settled a class action suit for $80.2million, according to a website for the victims.
Murphy was a Partner and Member of the Executive Committee. The group's Fairfield Sentry Fund was said to be Madoff's biggest feeder fund.
Murphy's hedge fund, Fairfield Greenwich, was Bernard L. Madoff's biggest feeder fund and lost $50billion for clients
On the day Madoff was taken into federal custody, he was working with Fairfield to set up a new fund.
The Koch brothers, Charles and David, moved $2billion overseas that they managed to make from Madoff before his scheme collapsed. Most of that involved transfers from funds that were operated by Fairfield Greenwich Group.
The brothers are being sued to return the money and share it with thousands of victims, but they refused and in November, a Manhattan bankruptcy judge agreed, saying the overseas money was out of reach, according to Bloomberg.
Murphy's limestone townhouse on 67th street is still on the market, a year after it was listed - and the second time he's tried to offload it
Murphy was previously a research analyst at Morgan Stanley, and was cohead of the European financial institutions group at Credit Suisse. He graduated from Harvard Law School and MIT Sloan School of Management.
In 2007, Murphy bought the East 67th Street townhouse of Matthew Bronfman for $33 million. He was married to Annabella Murphy, his second wife.
Murphy reportedly tried to off-load the limestone gem, built in 1899, during the Madoff crisis but found no takers. He listed it again in 2016 for $50million, according to The Real Deal.
It is now on the market for $36million, listed with Corcoran. It is described as being 11,550 square feet with roof terrace with views of Central Park, a private staff quarters, a gym, a wine cellar, and elevator and a Crestron Total Home Technology system.
The hedge fund manager was pronounced dead on the scene, police say they don't suspect foul play
Rooms at the Sofitel begin at $150 a night, and the hotel is popular with celebrities, VIPs, and tourists.
In 2011, the hotel made headlines around the world when French politician and head of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, was accused of raping a maid in the Sofitel.
Three months later, all charges were dismissed. In 2012, he settled a lawsuit with the maid.
Medics had a difficult time getting to the exec's body on the fourth floor, he jumped from the 24th, say police
The Sofitel is a luxury hotel popular with the rich and famous; it's infamous for where former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn was accused of raping a maid
The man plummeted 20 floors before landing on a fourth floor terrace, say police
United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a surprise appearance at the White House Press Briefing today, to publicly WARN "sanctuary cities" they will lose federal aid this year if they continue failing to obey federal law!
Moreover, the Attorney General also made clear the Justice Department may seek to "claw back" payments made to such cities IN THE PAST!
The public statement is the most blunt to date by the federal government, indicating the issue is one of importance and the feds are very serious about doing this.
Here is the six minute statement from the Attorney General today, March 27, 2017: