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Vulgar Anti-Kavanaugh Sign on Middle School Thought to be a Fake. Turns Out it’s Not.

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Tracy Russ, spokesman for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools called a photograph of a sign on the South Charlotte Middle School that expressed a rather tasteless message for now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh a fake after it was shared on Twitter.

Conservative blogger A.P. Dillon sent the tweet containing the photograph, answering the charge of “fake news” about the picture by sharing tweets from two individuals who said they took the picture and that it was very much real.

Well, as it turns out, the photo was legitimate.

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Tuesday morning Russ confirmed: The message was real. Someone apparently altered the school’s sign, which Russ said had another message on it and should have been locked, to reflect dissatisfaction with Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

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“We thought it had been fake. It turns out it was real,” Russ said.

Russ said the principal learned of the message and removed it “pretty quickly.” Russ said CMS is checking security cameras to see if the culprit was recorded, but as of Tuesday morning he said the district doesn’t know how the sign was altered or who did it.

“CMS messaging guidelines, Board policies and codes of conduct forbid use of profanities in any communications. CMS is investigating this matter with law enforcement,” he said in a statement sent Tuesday morning.

Dillon responded to an Observer query Tuesday by saying the CMS response was “perhaps a bit too hasty.”

“I think the citizens in the area and parents of children at that school would like to know how the sign was vandalized in the first place,” she said.

How crazy is this?

Someone needs to figure out how this happened and work toward solutions to prevent it from recurring in the future. There’s little doubt the folks who did this will be inspired by the media coverage they received and may attempt to do it again with a different message once the heat dies down.

Let’s hope the individuals responsible for this are caught somehow and held accountable for their act of vandalism. We certainly don’t need more division in America right now.

Source: Charlotte Observer

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White House Announces Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

This could be a big boon for a number of American industries as well.

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Regardless of what you think of Joe Biden touting this latest infrastructure deal as a “win”, it sure is nice to see that our government isn’t completely and utterly broken in the 21st century. It took months of bickering and infighting, and more than a few moments of political pettiness, but it appears as though we may just have an infrastructure deal after all. President Biden announced on Thursday that the White House and a group of bipartisan senators had reached a deal on a $579 billion infrastructure plan. “It’s been a very long time since the last time our country was able to strike a major bipartisan deal on American infrastructure,” Biden said at the White House. Biden said he and congressional Democrats had to concede some on what’s known as “human infrastructure,” such as investments for childcare and spending on climate change. Democrats will instead look to pass additional spending in a separate bill through a Senate budgetary process called reconciliation, which requires only a simple majority to pass legislation. And, despite no one having seen the bill yet, Biden is confident that Congress will send it to his desk to sign in the coming days. The radical left will likely be the most disappointed in the bill, after having previously suggested a goal of a $10 trillion investment in climate change initiatives.

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Miami Building Collapsed After Years of Sinking into the Earth

Scientists has determined the issue years ago.

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Just north of Miami, in the nearby town of Surfside, there is a massive rescue effort underway as nearly 100 people remain unaccounted for in the wake of a residential high-rise’s collapse. That number was nearly double the early estimate, having risen dramatically on Thursday afternoon as more information became available to those leading the effort. The late-night collapse, which was captured on video by a nearby surveillance camera, appeared to be a sudden, freak accident, but new information seems to indicate that there might be more to this story. A Florida high rise that collapsed early Thursday was determined to be unstable a year ago, according to a researcher at Florida International University. The building, which was constructed in 1981, has been sinking at an alarming rate since the 1990s, according to a 2020 study conducted by Shimon Wdowinski, a professor in the Department of Earth and Environment. When Wdowinski saw the news that the Champlain Towers South condominium in Surfside had collapsed, he instantly remembered it from the study, he said. “I looked at it this morning and said, ‘Oh my god.’ We did detect that,” he said. But not everyone agreed with the assessment. Wdowinski said his research is not meant to suggest certainty about what caused the collapse. The building was sinking at a rate of about 2 millimeters a year in the 1990s, and could have slowed or accelerated in the time since, he said. In his experience, even the level of sinking observed in the 1990s typically results in impacts to buildings and their structures, Wdowinski said. He believes that very well could have been the case for the Champlain building in the 1990s, based on his findings. “It was a byproduct of analyzing the data. We saw this building had some kind of unusual…

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