Canada’s brain-injured Cuba diplomats speak out about Ottawa’s silence

Power company under pressure to explain actions before California wildfire

Some victims of California’s worst-ever wildfire are asking why the state’s largest utility didn’t shut off power in areas that were at high risk. The death toll from the Camp Fireis up to 77, and that number is likely to rise.

Nearly 1,000 other people are unaccounted for. In 11 days, the fire has destroyed more than 10,000 homes north of Sacramento, the state’s capital.

Pacific Gas & Electric said two of its power lines failed in areas where the fire broke out a short time before the first flames were reported. It highlighted one failure the day the fire began but then waited more than a week to report the second until more information was available.

PG&E said the fire forecast did not meet the criteria for a “public safety power shutoff.” The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

SOURCE: Bill and Hillary Clinton tour canceled due to ‘poor sales’ — and Broaddrick movie shadowing it?

NOVEMBER 14, 2018 BY KYLE OLSON

A source tells The American Mirror that Bill and Hillary Clinton’s 13-city tour has been canceled.

In early October, CNN reported:

The Clintons announced on Monday that they would headline a series of live events together — billed “An Evening with The Clintons” — across the country in the final weeks of 2018 and into 2019. read on

Reprint: Manufacturer defends smart meters after fires

REGINA – The company that manufactures the electricity meters that are being replaced in Saskatchewan due to fires is defending its equipment.

Sensus, the North Carolina-based company whose smart meters have been linked to eight fires in Saskatchewan homes, says in a news release it has conducted lab tests and site inspections at the recent incidents.

It says the results so far indicate that some of the fires were caused by holes in the meter boxes that allowed water in, or by power surges.

It also says a “hot socket” that occurred where the meter is plugged into a home’s utility base played a role in one of the incidents.

Reprint: Lawsuits claim faulty PG&E Smart Meters started house fires

Friday, November 17, 2017
A device resting on the side of about ten million home in central and northern California is at the center of several lawsuits.

Cofer Black

Cofer Black
Coordinator for Counterterrorism
In office
November 26, 2002 – November 15, 2004
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Frank Taylor
Succeeded by Henry Crumpton
Personal details
Born Joseph Cofer Black
1950 (age 67–68)
StamfordConnecticutU.S.
Political party Independent
Alma mater University of Southern California
Awards National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal

Joseph Cofer Black (born 1950) is a former CIA official who was appointed Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism by President George W. Bush[1] and led the Office of Counterterrorism in the U.S. State Department until his resignation in 2004. Previously Black served in the Directorate of Operations at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Director of the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center (CTC). read on