Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said at a campaign stop on Thursday that he would consider sending federal troops or the Federal Bureau of Investigation to stop abortions.
Huckabee said he would "invoke the 5th and 14th amendments for the protection of every human being." The Fifth Amendment states, "No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger." This suggests a Huckabee presidency would unilaterally make all abortion illegally by deeming all fetuses are people. read more
Ferris Wilks is a pastor for the Assembly of Yahweh 7th Day Church of Rising Star, Texas. He and his brothers have been confirmed as members of the network set up by David Lane to take over the Tea Party with a religious Dominionism, and turn the United States into the religious theocracy they've so longed for. This plan has been brewing for a long time as well. As Televangelist James Robison put it, they see the Tea Party as nothing but a tool to be used, and discarded, once they have fulfilled what they envision as their holy mission.
"They cannot win -- the whole Tea Party has got to understand this -- they cannot win, they cannot change legislation, they cannot correct our nation's perilous course without the numerical support of the faith community." read more
The Waller County District Attorney in Texas has released new video showing footage of Sandra Bland while she was being booked in the Waller County jail, disputing Internet conspiracy theories that she was already dead when the mugshot was taken. "The reason we're doing this is because of the misinformation that has been put out -- both through social media and even through mainstream media," Waller County Judge Trey Duhon said. "People ... have gone to great lengths to insinuate or imply that she's deceased." read more
Climate change is set to hit the Southeast United States and Texas hard.
The report, which focused on 12 states -- 11 states in the Southeastern United States plus Texas -- found that the increased heat and humidity that these states are expected to experience as the climate changes will put the region's recent manufacturing boom at risk.
"While the Southeast and Texas are generally accustomed to heat and humidity, the scale of increased heat -- along with other impacts such as sea level rise and storm surge -- will likely cause significant and widespread economic harm, especially to a region so heavily invested in physical manufacturing, agriculture and energy infrastructure," the report reads. "If we continue on our current greenhouse gas emissions pathway, the southeastern United States and Texas will likely experience significant drops in agricultural yield and labor productivity, along with increased sea level rise, higher energy demand, and rising mortality rates." read more
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A man leaves the truck in the center of the frame at 25:05. For the next 15 seconds, he walks toward the right of the frame and leaves. At 25:19, he suddenly appears again, promptly disappears, then returns at 25:22. The same footage of him walking is subsequently repeated.
This is not the only part of the video that was edited.
At 32:37, a white car drives into the left side of the frame, then promptly disappears in the middle of the road. Seconds later, the same car drives back into the frame and subsequently turns left. This footage is later looped several times.