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The Daily Moth 11-21-19


Hello, welcome
to the Daily Moth. It’s Thursday, November 21.
Ready for the news? Here are updates of today’s
impeachment hearing. Two people testified
— Fiona Hill, who is President Trump’s
former adviser on Russia, and David Holmes,
who is a U.S. official who works in the U.S.
Embassy in Ukraine. Hill said that the idea
that Ukraine, not Russia, tried to interfere with
U.S. elections is false. She emphasized that
Russia is the one who attacked our “democratic
institutions in 2016.” She said that Russia is
succeeding in tearing apart our nation and in
distracting President Trump. Hill said that Ukraine still
needs our support to counter Russian aggression. She said that she and the
former National Security Adviser John Bolton was out of the loop
on discussions of an agreement that there would be an
investigation on the company Burisma in exchange for
a White House meeting. She said when she eventually
found out and informed Bolton of the deal,
Bolton called it a “drug deal.” Holmes testified that
his work in the embassy was “overshadowed” by a political
agenda that came from Rudy Giuliani and
others who had a “direct channel to
the White House.” Holmes said that the day after
the July 25 phone call between Trump and the Ukrainian
president Zelensky, the day after, he met with
a few Zelensky aides and Gordon Sondland at
a restaurant in Kiev, Ukraine. He said he overheard a phone
call between President Trump and Sondland in which Sondland
said Zelensky would open the investigations
and do anything that Trump asks him to do. He said he remembered that
Trump’s voice on the phone was very loud and that Sondland had
to hold the phone away from his ear. President Trump tweeted that
it was impossible to watch a person make a phone call
and hear or understand a conversation. The White House Press Secretary
Stephanie Grisham said today’s witnesses relied
heavily on their own assumptions and opinions and that
they have no personal or direct knowledge on why
U.S. aid to Ukraine was temporarily withheld. Grisham said Democrats are
motivated by a sick hatred for President Trump and
a rabid desire to overturn the 2016 election. On November 15, there was
a shooting at a high school football playoff game in
Pleasantville, New Jersey. A 31-year-old man, who was
with four other men, is accused by police of trying to gun down
another man in the stands. Witnesses said they heard
at least six gunshots. A 10-year-old boy, Micah “Dew”
Tennant, was hit in the neck by a bullet and died yesterday
after being in a hospital in critical condition. A 15-year-old boy was grazed
by a bullet but will recover. A 27-year-old man, who was
the intended target, was injured and is still in a hospital
in stable condition. Police said he will
be charged with unlawful possession
of a handgun. The game on Friday night was
suspended in the third quarter because of the shooting. The NFL team Philadelphia Eagles
welcomed the teams to finish out the game at Lincoln Financial
Field on Wednesday (yesterday). Before the game and
the national anthem, it was announced that
Micah died of his injuries. There was a moment of silence. Players on both teams were
joined arm in arm and some displayed the number 10 on
their uniforms or wrote “Micah” on their helmets to honor him. The Philadelphia Eagles
tweeted pictures and videos of the game with the words, “Some things are
bigger than football.” The suspected gunman,
Alvin Wyatt, will be charged with murder and already
has two counts of attempted murder. The four other men will
get various weapons charges. The high schools were
the Camden and Pleasantville high schools. There is a GoFundMe for Micah
that has raised over $28,000. The Keystone oil pipeline in
North Dakota had a leak a few weeks ago that
spilled 383,000 gallons in the northeastern part
of the state. This is the third spill
in three years. Now three top Democratic
House Representatives have officially asked for a federal
review of the pipeline’s owner, TC Energy, which is based
in Calgary, Alberta. TC Energy said the pipeline
is back in service as of November 10 after their repair
and restart plan was approved by federal authorities. It is not known
what caused the leak. Media reports say
cleanup work continues. The pipeline became operational
in 2011 and can carry 23 million gallons of crude oil
daily from Canada down to Illinois and Oklahoma. The U.S. representatives
said the spills threaten the public’s health and
security and are concerned about the proposed
Keystone XL pipeline, which is a $8 billion project
that would create a pipeline from western Canada
to Nebraska. Oil pipelines became a very
hot issue two years ago when thousands of indigenous
peoples from Standing Rock reservation and their supporters
mobilized to protect, protest, and disrupt crews installing
the Dakota Access pipeline in the Dakotas. More recently, President
Donald Trump signed an executive order to
advance the construction of the Dakota and
Keystone XL pipelines four days after he was
inaugurated in 2017. The Dakota Access Pipeline is
currently in operation and carries oil from North Dakota
to central Illinois. The Keystone XL pipeline has
been delayed due to battles in federal court,
but is expected to start construction in 2020. Here are two world news briefs. The first — there were
massive protests in Iran by people who were angry
with the government after they announced on November 15
that gasoline prices would go up at least 50%. A human rights organization,
Amnesty International, said over 100 protesters were killed
by security forces who fired live rounds from rooftops
and helicopters. Many businesses, banks,
and government buildings were burned. The Iranian government shut
down access to the internet for several days. Iranian officials said
there is now calm and internet is being restored. They also denied that
100 people died. The second news —
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was
indicted with bribery, breach of trust,
and fraud charges. This is the first time a sitting
Israeli PM has been indicted. Netanyahu said
he did nothing wrong. He does not have to resign. He was indicted by
Israel’s attorney general after police recommended
the charges that after doing three investigations. Israel is currently in
a “post-election deadlock” after recent elections failed
to give either the parties of Netanyahu or
his rival, Benny Gantz, a large enough majority
to form a government. There may be
a third election in a year. A deaf FAA licensed drone pilot
from Austin, Julian Moiwai, was one of the few people
who was approved to film the latest Burning Man
festival in Nevada with a drone. I will show you a reel
and a brief interview. This is my second
Burning Man festival. It’s my first one
using my drone though and compared to my first year, where I was seeing everything
from the ground and all these people
packed in front of me. Now having just seeing it
through my iPad being fed footage from the drone,
it was stunning to me. I was shocked by the sheer size
of the Burning Man crowd. All these people looked like
ants to me in the video. There was so many people,
so the drone had to get really high to actually
capture the size of the Burning Man festival. It was really big and
really amazing to get to experience that. The challenge for me
was the weather. I typically fly my drone early
in the morning, around the time before or after the sunrise
and the sunset also. That way I’ll be able to keep
my drone cool preventing it from overheating. Noon is typically
the hottest time of the day so I have to be really
careful with the batteries and especially with dust. It gets on everything! I wonder how long you’ve
been flying your drone professionally? I’ve been flying
these drones since 2017. My very drone that I got
was a DJI Phantom 4 Pro. I was pretty clumsy with trying
to fly the drone and I remember being unsteady with it,
flying it all over the place and not getting ideal footage
and framing. About 2 or 3 months
after I got the drone, I decided to
pursue licensure with FAA Part 107
Remote Pilot license. Before long, I got my first gig
with other deaf drone pilots, who were also licensed,
at The Villages. What we did was fly
our drones at all, actually some, of
the golf courses in the area. There were a lot of those
and that was to provide virtual tours of these golf
courses for interested visitors. It was a great experience for me
and that group I started out, Aerial Productions,
with Anthony Mowl. That was a great experience
and it got me started before I started to do other things
like art and wedding gigs. I also do corporate
work in filmmaking. Now I really want to expand
my portfolio to include, perhaps, real estate. We’ll see! Thank you for
your time, Julian! He explained that the footage
he filmed will be a part of the Burning Man media team’s
list of references for others who might request
drone footage. You can follow him on
Instagram @whatjujusaid or check out his website at
https://julianmoiwai.com. That is all for today! See you tomorrow and
stay with the light! Captioned by www.aslcaptions.com

2 Replies to “The Daily Moth 11-21-19”

  • [Transcript] Hello, welcome to The Daily Moth! It is Thursday, November 21. Ready for news?

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    Impeachment hearing: testimony from Fiona Hill and David Holmes

    Here are updates of today’s impeachment hearing. Two people testified — Fiona Hill, who is President Trump’s former adviser on Russia, and David Holmes, who is a U.S. official who works in the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.

    Hill said that the idea that Ukraine, not Russia, tried to interfere with U.S. elections is false. She emphasized that Russia is the one who attacked our “democratic institutions in 2016.” She said that Russia is succeeding in tearing apart our nation and in distracting President Trump. Hill said that Ukraine still needs our support to counter Russian aggression.

    She said that she and the former National Security Adviser John Bolton was out of the loop on discussions of an agreement that there would be an investigation on the company Burisma in exchange for a White House meeting. She said when she eventually found out and informed Bolton of the deal, Bolton called it a “drug deal.”

    Holmes testified that his work in the embassy was “overshadowed” by a political agenda that came from Rudy Giuliani and others who had a “direct channel to the White House.”

    Holmes said that the day after the July 25 phone call between Trump and the Ukrainian president Zelensky, the day after, he met with a few Zelensky aides and Gordon Sondland at a restaurant in Kiev, Ukraine. He said he overheard a phone call between President Trump and Sondland in which Sondland said Zelensky would open the investigations and do anything that Trump asks him to do. He said he remembered that Trump’s voice on the phone was very loud and that Sondland had to hold the phone away from his ear.

    President Trump tweeted that it was impossible to watch a person make a phone call and hear or understand a conversation.

    The White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said today’s witnesses relied heavily on their own assumptions and opinions and that they have no personal or direct knowledge on why U.S. aid to Ukraine was temporarily withheld. Grisham said Democrats are motivated by a sick hatred for President Trump and a rabid desire to overturn the 2016 election.

    https://www.axios.com/trump-impeachment-hearing-fiona-hill-david-holmes-a2dc4650-dd26-4a20-9c20-4b103fb42b2a.html

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/11/21/impeachment-live-updates-david-holmes-and-fiona-hill-testify/4255507002/

    ———

    10-year-old boy dies after being shot during high school football game

    On November 15, there was a shooting at a high school football playoff game in Pleasantville, New Jersey.

    A 31-year-old man, who was with four other men, is accused by police of trying to gun down another man in the stands. Witnesses said they heard at least six gunshots.

    A 10-year-old boy, Micah “Dew” Tennant, was hit in the neck by a bullet and died yesterday after being in a hospital in critical condition.

    A 15-year-old boy was grazed by a bullet but will recover.

    A 27-year-old man, who was the intended target, was injured and is still in a hospital in stable condition. Police said he will be charged with unlawful possession of a handgun.

    The game on Friday night was suspended in the third quarter because of the shooting. The NFL team Philadelphia Eagles welcomed the teams to finish out the game at Lincoln Financial Field on Wednesday (yesterday).

    Before the game and the national anthem, it was announced that Micah died of his injuries. There was a moment of silence. Players on both teams were joined arm in arm and some displayed the number 10 on their uniforms or wrote “Micah” on their helmets to honor him.

    The Philadelphia Eagles tweeted pictures and videos of the game with the words, “Some things are bigger than football.”

    The suspected gunman, Alvin Wyatt, will be charged with murder and already has two counts of attempted murder. The four other men will get various weapons charges.

    The high schools were the Camden and Pleasantville high schools.

    There is a GoFundMe for Micah that has raised over $28,000.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/20/us/micah-tennant-shooting-new-jersey-football-game/index.html

    https://heavy.com/news/2019/11/pleasantville-high-school-shooting/

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/do-over-for-dew-micah

    ———

    Keystone oil pipeline spills 383,000 gallons in North Dakota

    The Keystone oil pipeline in North Dakota had a leak a few weeks ago that spilled 383,000 gallons in the northeastern part of the state. This is the third spill in three years.

    Now three top Democratic House Representatives have officially asked for a federal review of the pipeline’s owner, TC Energy, which is based in Calgary, Alberta.

    TC Energy said the pipeline is back in service as of November 10 after their repair and restart plan was approved by federal authorities.

    It is not known what caused the leak. Media reports say cleanup work continues.

    The pipeline became operational in 2011 and can carry 23 million gallons of crude oil daily from Canada down to Illinois and Oklahoma.

    The U.S. representatives said the spills threaten the public’s health and security and are concerned about the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which is a $8 billion project that would create a pipeline from western Canada to Nebraska.

    Oil pipelines became a very hot issue two years ago when thousands of indigenous peoples from Standing Rock reservation and their supporters mobilized to protect, protest, and disrupt crews installing the Dakota Access pipeline in the Dakotas.

    More recently, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to advance the construction of the Dakota and Keystone XL pipelines four days after he was inaugurated in 2017.

    The Dakota Access Pipeline is currently in operation and carries oil from North Dakota to central Illinois. The Keystone XL pipeline has been delayed due to battles in federal court, but is expected to start construction in 2020.

    https://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/article/Congress-wants-review-of-Keystone-pipeline-after-14848404.php

    https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/congress-wants-review-of-keystone-pipeline-in-wake-of-spill

    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/court-lifts-injunction-that-blocked-keystone-xl-pipeline-construction

    ———

    World News: Deadly protests over petrol prices in Iran; Israel’s PM Netanyahu indicted with corruption charges

    Here are two world news briefs.

    The first — there were massive protests in Iran by people who were angry with the government after they announced on November 15 that gasoline prices would go up at least 50%. A human rights organization, Amnesty International, said over 100 protesters were killed by security forces who fired live rounds from rooftops and helicopters. Many businesses, banks, and government buildings were burned. The Iranian government shut down access to the internet for several days. Iranian officials said there is now calm and internet is being restored. They also denied that 100 people died.

    The second news — Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted with bribery, breach of trust, and fraud charges. This is the first time a sitting Israeli PM has been indicted. Netanyahu said he did nothing wrong. He does not have to resign. He was indicted by Israel’s attorney general after police recommended the charges that after doing three investigations. Israel is currently in a “post-election deadlock” after recent elections failed to give either the parties of Netanyahu or his rival, Benny Gantz, a large enough majority to form a government. There may be a third election in a year.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-gasoline-protests-internet/iran-begins-reconnecting-internet-after-shutdown-over-protests-idUSKBN1XV19R

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/11/iran-blasts-amnesty-protest-toll-calling-disinformation-191120195212119.html

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-netanyahu-indictment/israels-attorney-general-indicts-pm-netanyahu-on-corruption-charges-idUSKBN1XV1T3

    https://www.axios.com/netanyahu-indicted-for-bribery-fraud-breach-of-trust-7d1453b4-69ad-446d-921f-878870d0b755.html

  • oh….I feel so bad for 10 years old young man. He could have so much potentially in his future, and his future got destory by a killer like smash the cockroach.

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