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(VIDEO) 2011: HURRICANE IRENE AFFECTS 65 MILLION; NINE STATES BRACING FOR DISASTER

HURRICANE IRENE is expected to be a historic category 2 storm, which could affect 65 million people. Nine states have declared a state of emergency and requested assistance from the National Guard troops to help in rescues and other upcoming emergencies. 

New York city even has plans to shut down the subway at noon on Saturday and five airports. 5000 flights have already been canceled.  New updates expect the city to receive 6-12 feet of water.  Reports that the ground zero construction site will be flooded along with many other parts of the city.  Power outages are expected and food shortages may follow. 

In preparation for the storm, The Federal Emergency Management Agency has delivered bottled water, medicine and other supplies to staging bases in New Jersey, North Carolina and Massachusetts. Residents were given advance notice to evacuate the area or risk being without help, since most emergency staff will leave. 

Many residents quickly headed out-of-town, but found themselves with other worries on the way out.  Gas stations were rapidly running out of gas and roads were completely packed. Some were concerned that their cell phones would not be operable during the storm, but analyst predict they will still have service.

This hurricane likely will cause mass devastation, in a time where many are already experiencing tough economic times. Puerto Rico and the Bahamas already felt the wrath of this powerful storm and two towns were completely wiped out.  

It was unfortunate that the storm even caused the Martin Luther King dedication ceremony to be canceled, which was to unveil his new $120 million statue in Washington D.C.  President Obama and 250,000 others had planned to attend.

Let’s hope U.S. residents get out in time and are ready for what may be one of the most incredible storms in history. Seriously, what is happening to the earth’s weather patterns?  Is this a lead into the 2012 doomsday theory and the possibility that this is the end of the world as we know it?

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Posted by on August 27, 2011 in HEADLINE NEWS

 

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(VIDEO) 8/23/11: 5.9 MAG EARTHQUAKE HITS VIRGINIA; FELT IN WASHINGTON D.C., NEW YORK, N.C. & OHIO

Big talk on the news circuit is about a 5.9 magnitude earthquake which hit northern Virginia. It was so powerful that it was felt in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, Ohio and New York. The U.S. Capitol buildings even had to be evacuated, due to the severity of the quake.

This incredible weather just adds to the belief many chatter about…is this just another sign leading up to 2012 doomsday? Why does this amazing weather pattern keep happening?  Maybe the alleged break-up of Will and Jada Smith caused the earth to shake?

Mr. Weatherman, please post your thoughts…we would love to hear them.

MAYBE IT’S TIME TO MOVE TO CHICAGO!

 
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Posted by on August 23, 2011 in HEADLINE NEWS

 

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2011: EX-SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS INDICTED, IS THIS KARMA?

It is not my intention to bash the many male politicians who keep getting caught in a relationship scandals, but come on what are they thinking!  It is now John Edwards turn to be put in the fishbowl and lose all that he worked so hard to accomplish.  He was once Senator of North Carolina and a presidential candidate but now he must face the music or should I say “karma”.  This week he received a federal grand jury indictment on felony charges, after a two-year Justice Department investigation.

It is another sad case of a public figure probably getting caught up in power and money. The indictment accuses him of using over $900,000 in campaign contributions, to keep his pregnant mistress out of sight during his run for president in 2008. While he pleaded innocent to the charges, and it may be a hard case to convict, if he is found guilty he could face some stiff penalties.  Edwards has been charged with six offenses, which each carry a maximum of 5-years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

Since he is a first-time offender the long sentences probably will not fly, but he must still be fearful of the possibilities. His attorney’s said they will fight hard to defend him because they dispute the feds’ definition of campaign contributions under the law. They claim that no campaign funds were used to pay for his mistress and  mother of his “love child”, Rielle Hunter’s, travel and accommodations, which is one of the charges against him.

What makes this case even more tragic, is that the affair was reported to have happened, while he was still married to his now deceased wife, Elizabeth Edwards. Their long marriage and kids should have been enough to stop him from his “bad behavior”, but the fact that she had cancer at the time, makes it really hard to swallow.  He also denied for years that his mistress conceived his child during their affair, and allegedly had his staff cover it up.

John Edwards made a statement saying, “I will regret for the rest of my life the pain and the harm that I have caused to others, but I did not break the law.”  But is that enough?  Why do these politicians keep ruining their careers over a woman?  Are women that powerful?  Or is love?

Is this just karma for the ex-Senator?  If you watched the documentary about his life, you may just think this is karma for sure.

 
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Posted by on June 4, 2011 in HEADLINE NEWS

 

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(VIDEO) TORNADOES SET RECORD, 292 REPORTED IN APRIL AND 193 DEAD

This Wednesday a record number of tornadoes hit the South and Southeast, devastating many cities and causing a high number of deaths. Although it is very early in the tornado season, approximately 137 were reported yesterday along with 193 deaths. The rare tornadoes included incredible mile-wide twisters, which caused a path of damage.  Trees were uprooted, buildings were flattened, cars and trucks were tossed like toys. Fears were heightened, especially in many cities not typically used to having tornadoes.

The month of April has now seen 292 tornadoes which is a record high according to many news outlets. The average number of tornadoes is typically 163 for the month.  But what makes this more incredible is that there have been over 5,400 severe weather reports so far in April. On average, only about 3,300 severe weather reports are historically tallied in an entire April nationwide. This has caused many states to be declared a state of emergency.

This adds to the unusually high amount of natural disasters occurring across the globe, which make many question if this is the lead into 2012, which is a year said to see major changes on earth.

It is sad to hear about the loss of life, and tragic stories of so many families affected by this disaster.

INCREDIBLE VIDEO OF TORNADOES: https://brittaj17.wordpress.com/2011/04/30/2011-video-southern-tornadoes-second-deadliest-in-u-s-history/

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2011 in HEADLINE NEWS

 

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THREE PUPPIES REUNITED AFTER TWISTER IN NORTH CAROLINA (VIDEO)

The recent tornadoes have caused severe destruction and set a record number of twisters in the U.S.  But there has been one good story to emerge.  A young woman in North Carolina, reunited with her three puppies, found under debris after the storms.  She said they were the only thing she has left and was excited to find them unharmed.

They are the cutest little black fluffy puppies (possibly Pomeranian), and are now officially named miracle, twister and lucky.  It is always great to hear of one positive story in the midst of so much tragedy.

SEE ABC NEWS VIDEO HERE: http://abcnews.go.com/US/video/tornado-outbreak-puppies-survive-destruction-13397591

MOST POPULAR STORY LAST WEEK: https://brittaj17.wordpress.com/2011/04/15/2011-oprah-interviews-tortured-child-locked-in-closet-clayton-speaks-out/

 
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Posted by on April 18, 2011 in Britta's SCOOP

 

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(video) DEADLY TORNADO’S IN SOUTHERN STATES & MIDWEST, BREAKS U.S. RECORD

The freakish weather devastating cities around the world, continued today with incredible storms in the southern parts of the country. This marks the largest round of tornado activity in U.S. history.

Deadly storms triggered 241 twisters over 14 states and left at least 44 people dead, from
North Carolina to Oklahoma all the way through Virginia. The bad news is, weather reports suggest more storms are on the horizon.

After seeing the incredible damage of the aftermath, the young men filming above video are lucky to have made it home safely.  As many know, risking your life to obtain footage of a twister is a huge risk.

It is fascinating that the weather patterns around the world, have continued to exceed anything ever documented.  Is this a sign leading into 2012; when many believe there will be massive changes in the earth?  What do you think?

PUPPIES REUNITED AFTER TWISTERS! https://brittaj17.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/three-puppies-reunited-after-twister-in-north-carolina-video/

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2011 in HEADLINE NEWS

 

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LLAMA ATTACKS MAN AND HIS CAR; STICK WITH A DOG

A man in Kings Mountain, North Carolina learned the hard way that a dog may be a better pet.  Ronnie Griffin had to call 911 when his pet LLama suddenly went crazy and charged him, causing him to get into his car to escape.  The 911 operator asked “What got you hemmed up?” Which could only be a question asked in that neck of the woods. The frantic man said his Llama forced him to flee, attacking his car with a head butt, once he got in it awaiting help.

Moral to this story, get a dog.  That’s a real pet.

 
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Posted by on February 19, 2011 in HEADLINE NEWS

 

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