This is Toby Sumpter with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Tuesday, March 30, 2021.
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The Suez Canal is (Un)Blocked
The 1300 foot Ever Given container ship has been dislodged after being wedged across a narrow part of the Suez Canal for almost a week. The Suez Canal is a man-made waterway that connects the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea through the Ishmus of Suez and has been running since 1869 and is a major trade route for the world, reducing the journey from the far east to the Atlantic by 8-10 days. It’s about 120 miles long and averages 80-90 vessels a day.
Tug boats were able to dislodge the massive container vessel after working for several hours on Monday. The EVER GIVEN held 20,000 shipping containers – the equivalent would fill 2500 Boeing 747s. The EVER GIVEN was lodged sideways across the canal after very strong sand storm winds drove it sideways – it’s likely the sand storm itself caused low visibility adding to the debacle. A traffic jam of nearly 400 vessels has piled up in the Canal during the last week, causing some shipping vessels to take the far longer and more costly trip around the tip of Africa, the Cape of Good Hope.
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Ted Cruz Visits Donna Customs Border Pro Facility
Speaking of pile ups and debacles, Ted Cruz is in the news drawing attention to what many are calling a new border crisis with immigrants flooding across the southern US border and many children kept in facilities with unknown conditions. Recall that many in the media howled that Trump’s immigration policies had created previous problems, but the Biden administration is apparently trying to solve that by simply banning all media from being there. So Cruz decided to take matters into his own hands. Here he is on the Mark Davis Radio Show explaining what he did:
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Here’s Senator Cruz’s video of some of that interaction:
Cruz says the Senator from Montana noted that their treatment reminded him of tours he’s taken previously in China:
Biden Says to Reinstate Mask Mandates
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TWO Recent Tragedies Not Getting So Much Attention
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A 66-year-old Uber Eats driver, Mohammad Anwar, was killed on Tuesday after two girls, aged 13 and 15, used a stun gun against him and stole his car.
The alleged carjackers drove away while Anwar clung to the side of the car before it eventually crashed and flipped on its side, flinging him to the sidewalk where he eventually died.
The two girls are charged with felony murder and armed carjacking. They are being held in custody, pending their March 31 court date.
The other tragedy is the Boulder, Colorado shooting from March 22, where 10 people murdered while shopping in a small supermarket. While the shooting was initially covered by media, it is quickly fading and reports are primarily focused on unanswered questions. As the New York Times put it: “investigators were trying to determine what motivated a 21 year old man” to go on a shooting spree.
Of course, contrast this with the shooting the week before. A young troubled man shot up a few massage parlors, where 8 people were killed in the Atlanta area. What were told after that? We were told that the man had been radicalized by the Southern Baptist church he attended and that this shooting indicated that we have a bad anti-asian prejudice in our country. Even Jay Leno apologized for making Asian jokes. And every woke-wannabe business is posting some kind of virtue signaling appeal.
But what about these most recent murders? Will we be lectured about the radicalization of young black girls who gang up on elderly Middle Eastern Men? Where were they radicalized? In government schools? And what about the young ardent Muslim who shot up the supermarket that sells a lot of Kosher food to the local Jews. What about anti-semitism? Will Amazon and Facebook be giving us moralistic lectures about that? Don’t hold your breath. Or why not notice that the common linkage here is not necessarily racial prejudice so much as it is young people with a complete disregard for huma life? Were they on drugs? How many of them had involved Fathers? Were they all government school products? Were they all radicalized there? Instead of merely responding to the inevitable cries of racism and the need for more gun control, how about lots of Christians start demanding that defunding of government schools – where all these kids are being taught that everything accidentally evolved, there is no meaning to life except might makes right?
Psalm of the Day: 146
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You can listen to the whole setting in the album Psalms from the Trinity Psalter Vol. 1 on. Spotify.
Put no confidence in princes, nor for help on man depend; he shall die to dust returning, and his purposes shall end. Hallelujah Praise Jehovah – over all God reigns forever, though all ages, He is king; unto Him, thy God, O Zion, joyful hallelujah’s sing!
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