President Trump is considering a deal with Saudi Arabia allowing Westinghouse Electric, a financially strapped nuclear energy company, to build 16 nuke plants over the next 20 years, at a cost of more than $80 billion. The deal would also permit Saudi Arabia to enrich and reprocess uranium, which can be used for nuclear weapons. Congress must approve any agreement that is forged, and lawmakers will have three months to weigh in on the deal. [What in the world is Trump thinking?]
Far-Left Watch says that The Revolutionary Student Front at the University of Texas in Austin is actively recruiting students with ‘mental illnesses.’ The group published a book, Turn Illness into a Weapon, that blames mental illness on capitalism. The Antifa group aims to treat mental illness by fighting capitalism. Ergo, they recruit mentally ill people, and have admitted that some of their leaders are mentally ill.
Ernest Rospierski, a history teacher from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, told the Associated Press he thought the shooting event was a drill at first because was warned earlier that day that a code red drill would be taking place and he believed they would be shooting blanks. He said that the shooter was wearing a mask.
Thomas Holgate, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student, said that he heard thuds, but thought that they were blanks. He thought it was a drill because for a year and a half the students had been told that there was going to be a school shooter “drill” that was set to be as real as possible, shooting blanks, with a SWAT team and helicopters.
Jerusalem: Christian leaders closed the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built where it is believed that Jesus was buried. The closing was in protest over new taxes by the Israeli government. The municipal government of Jerusalem issued an order for the seizure of church assets, including property and bank accounts, for new taxes in the amount of $186 million, that they say are owed to the government. Church officials say this is an attempt to weaken the presence of Christians in Jerusalem.