May 17, 2022

Drones

More funds sought for drone inspections of transportation infrastructure – Cronkite News

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Rep. Greg Stanton would bring more money to Arizona to use drones to inspect roads, bridges and other infrastructure. House Resolution 5315, known as the Drone Infrastructure Inspection Grant Act, would dispense about $200 million in federal funding – half for state, local and tribal governments to purchase drones and the other

Patrick J. Buchanan

Opinion: Why Would US Give a War Guarantee — to Finland? – Patrick Buchanan

Seeing Russia invade Ukraine, historically neutral Finland has undergone a late conversion and decided to join NATO immediately. Why? Because NATO membership means the world’s strongest power, the United States, under Article 5 of NATO, would go to war against Russia, should it cross Finland’s border. Nervous about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s intentions, Finland wants

Mass Shootings

Online diary: Buffalo gunman plotted attack for months

The white gunman accused of massacring 10 black people at a Buffalo supermarket wrote as far back as November about staging a livestreamed attack on African Americans, practiced shooting from his car and traveled hours from his home in March to scout out the store, according to detailed diary entries he appears to have posted

Church shootings

Authorities: Hate against Taiwanese led to church attack

Photo: Orange County Sheriff’s Sgt. Scott Steinle displays a photo of Dr. John Cheng, a 52-year-old victim who was killed in Sunday’s shooting at Geneva Presbyterian Church, during a news conference in Santa Ana, Calif., Monday, May 16, 2022 A Chinese-born gunman motivated by hatred against Taiwan chained shut the doors of a California church

NATO

Turkey objects as Sweden, Finland seek NATO membership

Photo: President of Finland Sauli Niinisto, left, shares a word with U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell after their meeting at the President’s official residence Mantyniemi in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, May 16, 2022 Turkey´s president on Monday complicated Sweden and Finland´s historic bid to join NATO, saying he cannot allow them to become members of

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