Residents in Florida neighborhood evacuated due to massive sinkholes (Source Yahoo) Residents in a central Florida neighborhood have been forced to evacuate due to massive sinkholes that have formed over the last week.
At least a dozen sinkholes have been reported in the Wynchase neighborhood of Ocala, Florida, about 80 miles northwest of Orlando, according to local media reports. The holes have been forming around a retention pond.
Residents from at least eight homes close to the pond were evacuated, with no clear indication of when they might be able to return home, according to ABC affiliate WFTV.
One resident, Maren Pinder, said the holes just seem to keep popping and they’re getting larger and larger. It’s put the entire community on edge, she said.
“They just keep coming,” Pinder told WFTV. “Are we safe? We don’t know. It’s really scary. “We just have a bag ready in case they say, ‘Yeah, you need to evacuate,’ we can just grab it and get out.”
No negotiations under threat: Warning from Juncker to Trump on US trade tariffs (Source RT)
The European Union will not accept threats from the United States in the talks to secure a permanent exemption from US tariffs on steel and aluminum, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said.
“I would like to reiterate the call that this exemption be made unconditional and permanent,” Juncker said as he presented the EU’s budget at the European Parliament in Brussels. Donald Trump’s decision in March to impose a worldwide 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum “cannot be justified on the basis of national security,” he said as cited by AP. The situation in which Washington and Brussels find themselves on the brink of a trade war “should not happen between allies,” the Commission’s head stressed. “We will continue our negotiations with the US, but we will refuse to negotiate under threat,” Juncker said. The statement came a day after Trump prolonged the temporary exemption for the EU for another month, until June 1. EU hopes of a swift resolution to the tariff standoff with the US will most likely be in vain, Jeffrey Tucker, editorial director at the American Institute for Economic Research, told RT. “Trade war is what he [Donald Trump] intended from the moment he put his hand on the Bible and took the oath of office,”Tucker said, adding that the US President is only interested in creating new conflicts instead of resolving the old owns. He described Trump as “a convinced economic nationalist, who really believes in his heat that if he can create an American national machinery production that’s not dependent on Europe, Canada and the rest of the world – that this will somehow be good to America.” “Donald Trump believes in zero sum kind of world – it’s like either America wins or America loses,” the expert said. However, according to Tucker, if the trade war between the US and EU breaks out producers and consumers on both sides will be among the losers.
The Inside Scoop: What Russia Is Really Saying About Its 100-Megaton Nuclear Torpedo (Source nationalinterest.org)
Even as the Obama administration first talked about a “reset” in U.S.-Russian relations, the Kremlin was already starting to implement a major overhaul of its nuclear forces. However, the dam was completely broken by the Ukraine crisis beginning in spring 2014. The Cold War has returned in force with the full flowering of the Russia investigation that shows few signs of easing its “death grip” on Washington, DC and U.S.-Russia relations specifically. The multitudes of Russia hawks on Capitol Hill and elsewhere in the Beltway, now more strident on the Left than the Right, may count the truly grotesque Status-6 Russian naval, mega-nuclear weapon as the fruit of their bellicose ravings.
This “megaton-class nuclear weapon”, as described by one Russian source, is delivered by an unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) and has the potential to exterminate a significant portion of the U.S. population in a single doomsday blow if deployed against the East Coast of the United States. This source explains: the Status-6 UUV is “designed to defeat important enemy economic facilities in the region of the coast and to inflict guaranteed unacceptable damage to the country’s territory by creating zones of extensive radioactive contamination unsuitable for carrying out military, economic and other activities in these zones for a long time.