7 Things: Business is booming in Alabama, media and Democrats wage war on Israel, Alabama is continuing to lead on space exploration and more …
7. At least three mass shootings have been thwarted
- Three foiled mass shootings all took place in different states, and all of the tips that led to their arrests came from members of the public after they expressed their desire or intent to carry out attacks that would have created mass casualties.
- One of the attackers had told an ex-girlfriend that “100 casualties would be nice” and he wanted to attack a large target from a distance, stating, “A school is a weak target.. id be more likely to open fire on a large crowd of people from over 3 miles away.. I’d wanna break a world record for longest confirmed kill ever.”
6. Alabama needs a new economic development plan
- Greg Canfield, Alabama’s Commerce secretary, has said that while Alabama is doing well with economic development, it’s time to review our economic development plan and make changes to adjust for the growth we’ve seen.
- Canfield wants the new plan to be developed with distributive technologies and growth industries that weren’t targeted in the past, but since Accelerate Alabama was started in 2012, the state has seen 122,000 more jobs and $37 billion in capital investments.
5. A lot of kids are going unvaccinated in Alabama
- The Alabama Department of Public Health has released numbers that show more than 35,000 students across the state have expired “blue slips” for their vaccination records, while 6,758 had no records at all and 5,147 students have claimed medical exemption.
- Dr. Claudette Poole of UAB has said that schools have a responsibility to the public to ensure that vaccination records are up to date since schools are a place where diseases can easily spread.
4. Graham wants everyone to know what happened during the Russia investigation
- Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) warned that the report to be released by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz about what happened behind the scenes during the Russia investigation will be “ugly and damning.”
- Graham has explained that Horowitz is doing a “very in-depth dive” into the FBI’s use of FISA, and he’s said that he wants people to see how “off the rails” the investigation became. Former Trump campaign manager George Papadopoulos is eager to share his testimony of events.
3. Huntsville is leading part of the moon project
- It’s been announced that the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville will head up the Human Landing System Program when we return to the moon in 2024, but Texas is not very happy about this.
- U.S. Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) spoke about the announcement, and said, “Marshall has unique capabilities and expertise not found at other NASA centers. I’m pleased NASA has chosen Marshall to spearhead a key component of America’s return to the moon and usher in the Artemis era.”
2. Tlaib and Omar could retaliate
- Democratic members of Congress are considering taking legislative action against Israel’s Ambassador to Washington Ron Dermer and the U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman for them banning U.S. Representatives Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from visiting Israel.
- Tlaib was allowed in to see her grandmother, even after being sponsored by anti-Semites, but declined and now the media and their Democrats, including presidential candidates, are going to punish the Middle East’s only Democracy, with some calling its president a racist.
1. Alabama is shattering employment records
- Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced that in July, Alabama set the record for the highest employment rate and the lowest unemployment rate.
- The unemployment rate in Alabama for July was only 3.3% and there are 2.17 million people employed in the state, which means there are about 57,000 more people employees in July 2019 than there were in July 2018.