Saturday, January 7, 2017

DIRTY SECRETS of VIETNAM - Booby Traps & Snares (720p)

F-4 Phantom the AC John McCain was shot down in.

John McCain and Lindsey Graham are the two biggest War Hawks in the US Senate...however John McCain was a fly boy who only got his boots on the ground after he was shot down hot dogging over Hanoi, and immediately became a songbird to obtain preferential treatment see: 

John McCain...N/Vietnam Broadcast (exceprted) 

Lindsey was a Air Force JAG Officer never served in combat and most of his service time was in the reserves!
Had the two of them experienced boots on the ground and saw up close and personal how cruel the enemy is I wonder if they would have a different outlook...dunno y'all be the judge on that one!

These educational videos depict how the United States encountered various types of traps, devices, or setups intended to spring by surprise, unknowingly triggered by the presence or actions of that person. This primitive technology, as the word "trap" implies, sometimes have some form of bait designed to lure them towards it. At other times, the trap is set to act upon trespassers that violate personal or restricted areas. The device can be triggered when the person performs some type of everyday action e.g. opening a door, picking something up or switching something on. They can also be triggered by vehicles driving along a road.
It shows what a determined cold blooded a non compassion enemy is capable of!
Booby traps are often vicious devices with the sole intention of killing or maiming their victim. They are usually inexpensive, simple to make, and wreak havoc among enemy forces, and as such have been widely used in wars and guerrilla campaigns all over the world.

During the Vietnam War 1965-1975, the 240 km long tunnelsystem was the base of the National Front against the US troups. Bis zu 240 km lang ist das Tunnelsys...  the Cu Chi tunnels in Vietnam. These are the famous tunnels used by the Vietcong during the Vietnam War, allowing them to move s...

Schumer Crying That It’s Not Fair if Republicans Use the “Reid Rule”

By:  The Common Constitutionalist
Remember in 2013, when the New York Times wrote this? “The Senate changed its most infuriating rule and effectively ended the filibuster on executive and judicial appointments. From now on, if any senator tries to filibuster a presidential nominee, that filibuster can be stopped with a simple majority, not the 60-vote requirement of the past.”

They didn’t merely write it. They celebrated the news. “That means a return to the democratic process of giving nominees an up-or-down vote, allowing them to be either confirmed or rejected by a simple majority,” the Times added.
The NYT described the act as one of desperation by then Majority leader “Dingy” Harry Reid. The “nuclear option” as it has been dubbed, was the only way to “return to the democratic process.” Good guy Reid, “was pushed to act by the Republicans’ refusal to allow any appointments to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.”

ThinkProgress was a bit more harsh as they wrote in 2013 that, “The filibuster allows Republicans to sabotage government and then campaign on the fact that government isn’t working. This is a recipe for more sabotage.”
Yes – it was the Republicans fault. They drove Reid to act – like a devil perched on his shoulder. However, the NYT did add that, “Republicans warned that the rule change could haunt the Democrats if they lost the White House and the Senate.”
And son-of-a-gun – it’s like kismet. What goes around, comes around, or whatever. Now Reid is out and new Senate Minority leader Chuck-you Schumer is stuck. He has been saddled with Reid’s short-term gain, long term blunder. You can’t say he wasn’t warned.
But Schumer can’t really complain about his predicament. He supported the “nuclear option,” as did all but three Senate democrats in 2013.

But being a democrat means never having to say you’re sorry or admit a mistake. Predictably, Schumer is blaming the Republicans for even proposing the use of the “Reid rule.”
IBD quotes  Chucky as saying, “There should be 60 votes because on such important positions there should be some degree of bipartisanship.” I’ll allow you to finish laughing over the rich irony.
Isn’t it funny how the dems always preach bipartisanship when in the minority, and turn on a dime, into the despotic progressive dictators they really are, when they regain the majority. And isn’t it funny how the dimwitted and spineless Republicans always fall for it.
Now the shoe is on the hand – or the foot is in the other mouth – or something. In other words – Republicans hold all the cards. It’s all up to Mitch McConnell and his crew – just how far they want to push this. They have their simple majority to pass anything and confirm anyone.
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Wash Post: Mattis, Trump Transition Team Butting Heads Over Filling Pentagon Jobs

Image: Wash Post: Mattis, Trump Transition Team Butting Heads Over Filling Pentagon Jobs
By Jason Devaney   

Retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of defense, is reportedly butting heads with members of Trump's team two weeks before inauguration day.
A Washington Post report claims the tension is due to differing opinions on who should fill several civilian positions at the Department of Defense. Mattis, according to the Post, has rejected many candidates for those jobs.
What started the feud, the Post notes, was when Trump's team announced it had named Vincent Viola — an Army veteran who is worth a reported $1.8 billion — as secretary of the Army in mid-December. Mattis heard about that nomination via the media, and he wasn't happy.

"Mattis was furious," a source told the Post. "It made him suspicious of the transition team, and things devolved from there."
Mattis, whose last military assignment was commander of United States Central Command, retired in 2013. Trump nominated him to his cabinet on Dec. 1. The Post reports that he wants more input as to who works under him at the Pentagon — and he's trying to avoid having to work with Trump insiders who may not get along with him.
"Let's put it this way, he's being very picky about the options presented to him," the same source told the Post.
After the Post story was published, Trump's transition team emailed this statement to the newspaper: "We are ahead of schedule with assembling the most qualified cabinet and administration in history. Any implication contrary to that is completely false and from sources who do not have any knowledge of our transition efforts."

The Wall Street Journal reported this week that Mattis has been meeting with lawmakers in Washington, D.C. and that he resigned from his position as a board member of Theranos Inc.

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Gun Review:Taurus Model 85 .38 Special Revolver: Polymer Protector
oped: I carry the Taurus Ultra-Lite 2" 38 Spl +P rated using 125Grain copper jacket hollow point ammo.
I love it is accurate,dependable, low maintenance,easy to conceal during the summer months when one wears shorts and T shirts...that's a big plus over autos...and using the +P HP rounds it gives great stopping power not as great as the 357mag but right up there with the 9mm! 

By Scott W. Wagner
Despite the popularity of semi-automatic pistols for self-defense, the 21st Century defensive revolver continues to evolve into both new and improved makes and models.
No longer confined to blued or even stainless steel, compact revolver frames are constructed of newer space-age materials that allow the firing of ammunition that not so long ago would have been prohibited in guns this small. For example, as recently as the 1980s, you could not fire +P .38 Special ammunition through aluminum-framed Smith & Wesson J-frame revolvers. You could fire it through the slightly larger Colt Agent aluminum-framed .38s, but use of +P was limited to around 1000 rounds before the gun needed a factory “checkup.”

Today, all major revolver manufacturers rate their compact .38 Special revolvers for +P ammo, with no need for factory checkups. This is due to today’s aluminum alloy construction. Even the mighty .357 Magnum round, which packs twice the power of the .38 Special, has found a home in Smith & Wesson J-frame five-shot revolvers, including models with ultra-light scandium/aluminum frames. There is no warning and no limit on the number of rounds that can be fired. Recoil of these small .357s is pretty brutal, and no one is likely to go much beyond a cylinder of .357 Magnum ammo during any shooting session. I imagine that the light-recoiling .38 Special is fired FAR more often in these guns than .357 Magnum ammo during trips to the range, even though it may be later carried for self-defense.
The latest material being used for compact revolver frames is polymer, which is something I didn’t foresee happening. I thought it was only going to be used in semi-autos. But Ruger, Smith & Wesson and now Taurus all have models utilizing polymer in varying degrees of frame construction.

Taurus’s Polymer Protector line is not quite as extensive as Ruger’s, offering only .38 Special +P and .357 Magnum calibers. As in the other polymer-framed firearms, Taurus uses more than just polymer in the frame. (You can actually think of the polymer used in these guns as more of an exoskeleton for the steel and aluminum components lying underneath.)
But why use polymer construction at all? We can assume that like on semi-automatics, revolvers enjoy significant weight savings when polymer is used. However, that assumption is not necessarily accurate — at least not when you compare the weight savings gained by polymer vs. aluminum alloy.
For example, the Smith & Wesson aluminum-framed 642 .38 Special five-shot revolver weighs just about the same as the partial-polymer-framed Smith & Wesson M&P .38 Special Bodyguard (roughly 14 ounces). Obviously compared to all steel equivalents, the use of polymer construction does offer a weight savings, but it happens to be just as much as one might expect when compared to aluminum alloy.

Further, the weight of the Polymer Protector — 18.5 ounces — is only four ounces less than the original stainless-steel Model 85. So it’s apparent that weight savings is the primary advantage found in the use of polymer in handgun construction since the MSRP of the stainless Model 85 and the Polymer Protector are exactly the same.
Taurus’ Model 85 Polymer Protector revolver has the most space-age appearance of any of the aforementioned polymer revolvers on the market, likely due to the short vent rib atop the polymer barrel shroud, which the eye is drawn to by the orange-light-gathering front sight pipe. The rear sight is a plain notch in the topstrap of the frame and is not adjustable.
Unlike the Ruger and Smith & Wesson polymer handguns, the Taurus Polymer Protector series of revolvers has an exposed, checkered hammer that allows for single-action fire; no concealed-hammer models are currently available.

The ribbed rubber grip of the Polymer Protector is very comfortable and ambidextrous in design, with finger grooves on the frontstrap. The backstrap of the frame is fully covered by the rubber grip, thus insulating the hand from the shock of firing, which would have been transmitted through the frame.
The grooved cylinder latch release is recessed into the extended recoil shield and is operated by pushing forward. The cylinder, cylinder yoke, cylinder latch release, grooved trigger and checkered hammer (which houses the Taurus Security System Key Lock) are all matte-finished with what appears to be a rust-resistant coating.
I took the Taurus 85 Polymer Protector to the range with three different loads: some Winchester 158-grain round-nose lead rounds (which was the old police standard .38 duty load may years ago), some 22-year-old Ultramax Remanufactured 158-grain lead semi-wadcutter rounds (which are still available from Ultramax today) and a box of 125-grain +P SIG V-Crown Elite Performance defensive ammo rated at 900 feet per second muzzle velocity.

The trigger of the Polymer Protector was a bit rough out of the box, but it smoothed up nicely with some dry and live firing, ending up reasonably comparable to the Smith & Wesson and Ruger polymer-framed handguns.
The excellent Taurus grips helped to control the recoil of even the SIG V-Crown loads. Test-firing was at 30 feet, fired two-handed standing and double action only. I was able to consistently turn out groups in the 3-inch (or somewhat smaller) range, depending on the load used, which is more than acceptable for a revolver of this type. Cylinder lockup was tight. The orange front sight pipe was very easy to pick up in the dimming light during the afternoon range session. It aligns easily due in part to the natural pointability of this gun and the ergonomic grip. The sights were aligned properly and the rounds struck dead-on to the point of aim.
I ended up liking the Taurus Model 85 Polymer Protector a lot. It is a very well-thought-out design and an excellent — yet reasonably priced — choice for self-defense. Its tough polymer finish should resist just about any kind of abuse you can throw at it. It is the kind of gun that would be happy on the trail in the lousiest weather conditions. Note that the barrel shroud, particularly in terms of width, may not readily fit in holsters designed for the standard-steel Taurus Model 85, so make sure you are searching for holsters for the Polymer Protector model. MSRP is $371.21.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Trump Said to Tell Confidant He Remains Opposed to AT&T Deal

Image: Trump Said to Tell Confidant He Remains Opposed to AT&T Deal

Donald Trump remains opposed to the megamerger between AT&T Inc. and Time Warner Inc. because he believes it would concentrate too much power in the media industry, according to people close to the president-elect, who has been publicly silent about the transaction for months.
Trump told a friend in the last few weeks that he still considers the merger to be a bad deal, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the conversation was private. Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon, is also opposed to the deal, another person said.
While Trump blasted the deal during the campaign, Time Warner shares have climbed 10 percent since the election on speculation that a Republican administration would be friendlier to the $85.4 billion merger. The stock closed Wednesday at $96.71, compared with AT&T’s offer price of $107.50 a share.
Time Warner shares dropped as much as 3.8 percent Thursday after Bloomberg’s report on Trump’s thinking about the transaction.

Hope Hicks, a spokeswoman for Trump, didn’t respond to a request for comment. AT&T declined to comment, and Time Warner didn’t respond.
Trump’s opposition to the deal is “mildly negative,” but everything is negotiable with the president-elect, Cowen & Co. analyst Paul Gallant said Thursday in a note to clients. The review process is still in the very early stages, he said.
Limited Options
It remains unclear whether Trump would try to influence the regulatory review of the merger, either by pushing officials to impose conditions or to block the deal entirely. The transaction, which would combine the biggest U.S. pay-TV and internet provider with one of the largest creators of TV programming, will be reviewed by the Justice Department and possibly by the Federal Communications Commission.

Trump, who takes office Jan. 20, has nominated Senator Jeff Sessions, an Alabama Republican, to lead the Justice Department, and hasn’t named a successor to departing FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.
In October, before the election, Trump said his administration wouldn’t approve the merger, saying, “It’s too much concentration of power in the hands of too few.” He cited the deal as “an example of the power structure I’m fighting.”
Trump has said little publicly about the deal since, but has taken on several major corporations in recent weeks after winning the election, including Ford Motor Co., Carrier and Boeing Co.
If Trump wants to influence the review, he would have more success with the FCC, which weighs deals based on a more subjective public-interest standard, said Craig Moffett, an analyst at MoffettNathanson. In 2014, for instance, President Obama issued a statement and video urging the commission to impose stronger regulations on high-speed Internet service to protect “net neutrality,” which the agency later did.

“If the FCC takes the case, President Trump could influence the decision in any number of ways,” Moffett said. “He can effectively turn up the heat and make it very difficult for the FCC to disagree with him.”
AT&T, however, could avoid a FCC review by divesting licenses owned by Time Warner, Moffett said.
Trump would have a harder time influencing the Justice Department review of the deal, because any decision the agency makes can be challenged in court, Moffett said.
“It would be naive to say DOJ operates utterly without political intervention,” he said, “but the potential for partisan meddling is much lower at DOJ than at FCC.”
Trump’s opinion is unlikely to lead to the merger being blocked unless the president chooses to get heavily involved in the approval process, said Barry Diller, a media veteran who’s now chairman of IAC/InterActiveCorp.

“Unless he’s going to micromanage and now he’s going to be head of antitrust and go through the whole legal process, he’s just doing what he does,” Diller said in an interview Thursday on Bloomberg Television.
CNN Frustration
Trump’s opposition to the AT&T-Time Warner deal stems partly from his frustration with CNN, which is owned by Time Warner, one of the people said. Trump has repeatedly criticized the cable news network for what he sees as unfair coverage of him.
AT&T could sell CNN to appease Trump and get the deal approved, Moffett said.
“If that’s the primary concern, you’d have to wonder whether AT&T wouldn’t prefer to sell CNN for Trump to claim victory and still get this deal across the finish line,” Moffett said.

Trump is also frustrated with Comcast Corp., which in 2011 bought NBCUniversal in a similar deal that was cleared with conditions. Trump is upset with Comcast and NBC because he sees them as being responsible for the October leak of a 2005 “Access Hollywood” video in which he made degrading comments about women, the person said. Trump sees himself as a victim of a concentrated media landscape, the person said.
In the coming months, federal regulators will scrutinize the deal, which would create a telecommunications and media empire that will own much of the programming it provides to subscribers of its wireless, internet and pay-TV services. AT&T serves 133 million U.S. wireless customers and 25 million video subscribers.
During a congressional hearing last month, the chief executives of AT&T and Time Warner defended their transaction, arguing that it would raise a challenge to cable companies by making it easier to create new online TV packages and help them compete with tech giants in online advertising, among other benefits.

That same month, AT&T Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson said at an investor conference that the regulatory review of the deal “should be fairly straightforward” and “based on the facts of the law, we expect a good outcome from that.”
He said AT&T was open to conditions to get the deal approved but said “it’s too early to tell” whether AT&T would divest Time Warner’s licenses to avoid an FCC review.

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

WHOA! Trump stuns, puts D.C. on notice

President-elect Donald Trump is taking his case for healthcare reform straight to the American people — and it has the career politicians in Washington, D.C. caught off-guard.
The beltway establishment began the 115th Congress ready for a long, drawn-out healthcare reform battle over President Barack Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act disaster.
Trump is having none of it.
The president-elect took to Twitter on Thursday and demanded both sides of the aisle — Republicans and Democrats — cut out their political grandstanding and instead start working on an affordable deal for U.S. citizens.

It’s a stunning and innovative method of leadership, and supporters are saying Trump’s Tweets are the 21st century equivalent of former President Theodore Roosevelt’s famous bully pulpit.

For those unfamiliar with the term, “A bully pulpit is a conspicuous position that provides an opportunity to speak out and be listened to. This term was coined by President Theodore Roosevelt, who referred to the White House as a ‘bully pulpit’, by which he meant a terrific platform from which to advocate an agenda,” according to Wikipedia.

In other words, Trump is using his high-profile political office — the presidency — to push political reform through compromise and public opinion.
The effective use of the bully pulpit by Trump — which was wielded earlier this week to force House Republicans to back off a secret deal to gut an independent congressional ethics oversight system– is a sharp contrast to Obama’s heavily criticized reliance on potentially unlawful executive orders, which opponents complained weakened the U.S. Constitution.
Later, Trump took to social media to blast the media’s unfair coverage of him.

It’s about time we drained those swamps.
— The Horn editorial team

Mayor Hillary Clinton? Insiders leak plans

What’s next for failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton?
Months after her stunning loss to President-elect Donald Trump, insiders say Hillary still hasn’t gotten over the defeat.
Now, they say she’s eyeing a unique and atypical revenge plan — becoming the next mayor of New York City.
The story was first leaked to insiders to Newsmax, which reported Thursday that, “Barely two months after Hillary Clinton lost the presidency to Donald Trump, she is being urged by major Democratic donors and leaders to make a bid for New York City’s mayor and challenge incumbent Bill de Blasio.”
The position would put her squarely in Trump’s backyard — in control of the city where most of Trump’s business interests are located, and in charge of the police department where the president-elect plans to spend his time off during his first term.

The insider leak comes six months before the city’s Democratic primary. de Blasio, whose short mayoral term has been plagued with a half-dozen federal investigations over donor kickback schemes, has reportedly lost favor with big time Democratic donors in New York City — and some critics are speculating it is because of de Blasio’s inability to payback what was promised.
Clinton and de Blasio were previously close, but multiple sources have reported that the Clintons grew resentful of the mayor’s reluctance to support Hillary over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders early in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary.
So why would Hillary consider such a strange revenge move, which would be a political step backwards for the former secretary of state?
Speculation runs rampant.
Newsmax reports that, “supporters say Mrs. Clinton could delegate local governance to a strong team of deputy mayors as she used the stage New York affords to become a national leader for Democratic issues and values – while relishing her new role in Trump’s own backyard.”

The move could also be used to calm Clintons reportedly unhappy donor network for daughter Cheslea Clinton, which The New York Post reported in November is being groomed for a Senate run in New York state.
The Horn News revealed in December that many of the Clinton family’s billionaire backers are furious the money they’d invested in Hillary’s two failed presidential campaigns returned nothing.
If these big Democrat donors are also upset with de Blasio… perhaps New York City Mayor Hillary Clinton would use her first term to smooth things over for Chelsea’s sake?
It’s a little far-fetched — but sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction.
— The Horn editorial team

Obama awards himself Distinguished Public Service Medal

oped: What can one say? Just *SMH* How embarrassing can you get? How big of a narcissist is President Barack Obama? Enough that his own White House administration has begun awarding himself medals – and holding small ceremonies to celebrate the honor.

By: Joe Newby
On Wednesday, Warner Todd Huston reported at that President Obama added another medal to his collection when he had Defense Secretary Ash Carter award him with the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service.

How big of a narcissist is President Barack Obama? Enough that his own White House administration has begun awarding himself medals – and holding small ceremonies to celebrate the honor.

According to Huston:
Secretary Carter awarded his boss with the medal on January 4 during the Armed Forces Full Honor Farewell Review for the President held at Conmy Hall, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Virginia.
Carter insisted that the medal was a token of appreciation for Obama’s service as commander in chief, the Associated Press reported.
After spending the last few weeks throwing roadblocks in the path of President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team, Obama nonetheless claimed in his remarks to the members of the military in attendance that “We’ve got to make sure that during this transition period that there is a seamless passing of the baton, that there’s continuity.” 

“Thus, President Obama officially declares himself the greatest public servant during his own tenure,” a post at Conservative Treehouse said.
This is what the medal looks like:

Defense Secy Carter presents Pres Obama with Dept of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 4, 2017

Quite a few were incredulous:
Good question.
We did a bit of digging and discovered that the last two presidents were also given this award along with Steven Speilberg for his movie, “Saving Private Ryan.”
Spielberg - medal
Wikipedia notes:
To be eligible for consideration the individual must have rendered exceptionally distinguished service of significance to the Department of Defense as a whole. Recognition may also be given for distinguished service of such exceptional significance to a Department of Defense Component or Function that recognition at the Component level would be insufficient. The service or assistance may have been rendered at considerable personal sacrifice and inconvenience and should be motivated by patriotism, good citizenship, and a sense of public responsibility.
Normally, it is required that nominees have a direct working relationship with the most senior officials in the Federal government, e.g., Secretary of Defense, Deputy Secretary of Defense, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Secretary of State.
An individual may receive this award more than once with subsequent awards consisting of a bronze, silver, or gold palm, respectively.

People are Fleeing This Liberal State

New York's absurd liberalism is finally catching up with it. It turns out, people are fleeing the state in droves:
United Van Lines reported Tuesday that nearly two-thirds of the moves involving New York households were outbound, a higher proportion than any other state except New Jersey and Illinois.

The 2016 National Movers Study by Fenton, Mo.- based United also found that almost 59 percent of the moves within the eastern United States were outbound.

Where were people moving? Mostly to western states and the Carolinas, with one exception. That exception was Vermont, which ranked second on the list of states with the highest proportion  -- 67 percent -- of inbound moves.
This is entirely unsurprising. Years back, liberal born on third base Governor Andrew Cuomo said that there was "no place in New York" for pro life, pro-gun conservatives. But pro-life, pro-gun conservatives tend to live in some of the state's wealthier locales and pay a large portion of their taxes; and they're sick and tired of it.

That's not all. New York imposes insane regulatory burdens on small businesses. According to the Tax Foundation, New York has the highest state and local tax burden in the nation, and it ranks 49th in the organization's business climate index. 

Cuomo's response? Instead of a broad tax relief agenda, he instituted a pathetic "Start Up New York" program that's meant to funnel tax breaks to well connected companies that fall within certain Cuomo approved guidelines. While small business and homeowners in New York are buried under an avalanche of taxes and regulations, these out of state companies are offered what essentially amounts to bribes to stay, in the form of tax free zones.   

The results? Not good. As the New York Post reported:
After two years of operation, it turns out Cuomo’s Start-Up New York managed to generate all of 408 jobs. This after spending at least $53 million on promotion costs alone — or nearly $130,000 a job.

Designed to dispel New York’s richly deserved reputation as a business-repelling high-tax state, Start-Up creates tax-free zones for new or expanding companies.

In 2014, its first year, officials said it created all of 76 jobs. Team Cuomo blamed the low number on growing pains. But what was last year’s total? Just 332 jobs. Pathetic.
The gov’s aides say Start-Up’s success can’t be judged by numbers alone. But how else do you judge a jobs-creation program?

And here’s the kicker: Even if the program meets its target figure — 4,000 jobs over five years — that would represent a pathetic 0.1 percent growth in the state’s nearly 4 million private-sector jobs.
Pathetic is right. It's also offensive to the hardworking people of New York who have stuck around their homestate and helped build the economy despite the crippling tax burden. They get no relief whatsoever. So it's no surprise they're jumping ship. 

And what about impoverished upstate New Yorkers? Instead of throwing them a lifeline, Cuomo tossed them a cinder block. First, he banned "fracking," on the basis of a bunch of junk science claims and raising the minimum wage. We also can't forget his insidious war on gun culture. All in all, he's somehow managed to make life more miserable in one of the most miserable parts of the country.

New York city will always be a draw. But in an era of increased workplace mobility, Cuomo's absurd strategies are likely to drive more and more middle class New Yorkers out of the state, creating a climate full of haves and have nots. You're already starting to see this in Bill Deblasio's New York City, where the homeless seem to be returning in droves and people are feeling less safe.

Expect things to get even uglier in the Empire State. 

Source: AAN 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

McCain and Graham Pushing for War with Russia?

oped: Just *SMH*  don't know about y'all but this Veteran Vn era has had enough of John and Lindsey...both are fakes & frauds akin to Lt Kerry...John McCain a Navy FU!...Lindsey a AF Jag Officer with no combat experience... sux on John's teets!...and Lt Kerry what can I say... a wannabee JFK who fell way short to say the least! Do the homework do the research start here and continue on:

By Philip Hodges 

Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) were making the rounds in former Soviet Republics, seemingly laying the groundwork for a war against Russia. 

Here’s what they had to say while in Tbilisi, Georgia:
Senator John McCain: We will be working for much tougher sanctions against Russia. They attacked the United States of America. The hacking was an attack and should be treated as such. We think their financial institutions and other aspects of the Russian economy should be addressed, and we will strongly urge our colleagues to enact more meaningful and stronger sanctions against Russia because of their attack on the United States of America.
Senator Lindsey Graham: We’re going to go back and tell our colleagues what Russia’s up to, and the Baltics, what they’re going in the Ukraine. We’re going to get briefed about Georgia. We hope to make 2017 a year of offense. We believe that Putin has hacked into our elections in America, and he’s trying to undermine democracy all over the world, and it’s time for new sanctions to hit him hard as an individual – his energy sector, his banking sector. It is time to push back against Putin, but be a better friend to our allies over here including Georgia-to be more helpful.

With friends like these, who needs enemies, right?
These are the some of the “colleagues” that the incoming Trump administration is going to have to “work with.” Most Democrats and several Republicans want tougher sanctions on Russia. They’re trying to stir the pot to get the U.S. involved in yet another war based on totally false pretenses, hopefully before Obama’s term is over so that Trump is left having to deal it. Trump of course will be blamed for the war – or at least a much more strained relationship with Russia – because after all, it was Russia that got Trump elected. (Or, so goes the narrative.)
They’re putting Trump in a difficult place. If Trump reverses the sanctions against Russia once he’s sworn in, that move will only confirm everyone’s long-held suspicions – suspicions fabricated by the media and the Obama administration – that Putin was colluding with Trump all along.

If Trump does nothing and leaves the sanctions in place, and agrees to more and tougher sanctions, it will further erode U.S.-Russia relations, and it may lead to war – which seems to be what the establishment wants at the moment. In addition, it would set a dangerous precedent that Trump is willing to bow to political pressure. At that point, the establishment will know that they have an ally in the White House.
He should reverse Obama’s actions once he’s in office, regardless of “how it looks” to his critics. His critics will always find something to complain about, no matter what he does. So, he might as well just do the right thing.

Reposted with Permission from Eagle Rising.

To Russia with Love...starring Barry Barack Obama,DNC Hollywood et al
By Warner Todd Huston 

After rolling in the mud for nearly two months desperately trying to find some reason, any reason… you know, other than facts… for their November 8 loss, Barack Obama, the Democrat Party, and their handmaidens in the Old Media complex have finally found their perfect scape goat:

It wuz the Russians wut dun it

Of course any look at the facts we have before us will prove that there was never any hacking of the election. And even if Russian hackers had something to do with the hacking of the Democrat Party and Clinton chief John Podesta’s email system from which months of leaks emerged in drip-drip fashion damaging Hillary’s campaign, that is not the same thing as saying “the election was hacked.” Hacking John Podesta’s badly safeguarded emails is NOT the “hacking” of the election.
But damn the truth, since just after the election Barack Obama has been selling the fiction that the Russians “hacked the election” and ostensibly selling that as the reason Hillary lost. But thus far there has been absolutely no proof at all that any of the 50 states and all their many millions of machines in their thousands of voting districts were electronically messed with in any way at all. One would think that Obama loves this whole thing. The fake news of a Russian hacking is his excuse du jour.

So, even though we have no evidence, Obama has been ramping up is anti-Russia actions which have now resulted in the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats and government employees based here in the U.S.A.
One of those expelled was even reportedly an embassy chef. I guess Obama thought this guy might hack someone’s lunch, or something.
And dutifully following the lead of their boss, the left-wing media has been desperately searching about for stories to give credence to Obama’s new diplomatic war on Russia. In fact, just last week, The Washington Post rushed to push a story about Russians hacking the U.S. electric grid in Vermont.
Late on Friday, December 30, after Obama had announced he was expelling the Russian diplomatic contingent, the Post rushed out a story entitled, “Russian hackers penetrated U.S. electricity grid through a utility in Vermont, officials say.”

The tale breathlessly told of a Vermont power plant that was “hacked” by the Russians leaving the U.S electrical grid open to their malicious intentions. It would have been a scary tale… if it were only true.
It turned out that the paper never bothered to get any quotes or the straight story from people at the actual power company that was supposedly hacked and when those folks finally spoke up they informed the nation that only one laptop that was not connected to their systems had been found with outdated Russian malware code on it. There was never for a second any fear that the “U.S. electrical grid was hacked,” as the paper tried to claim in its early treatment of the story.
One wonders if Washington Post writers Adam Entous and Juliet Eilperin will face any repercussions for their failure to do their due diligence?

The wild-eyed, Obama claims that the election was hacked has been been dispelled by no less than liberal Matt Taibbi in none other than screamingly leftist rag Rolling Stone magazine.

Being a leftist, Taibbi likens Obama’ blithe, evidence-free claims that Russia hacked the election as something akin to the false stories put out by the Bush administration about Iraq’s WMDs in the run up to his invasion of that country.
“The problem with this story is that, like the Iraq-WMD mess, it takes place in the middle of a highly politicized environment during which the motives of all the relevant actors are suspect. Nothing quite adds up,” Taibbi wrote on December 30.
What ever you believe about Bush’s claims about Saddam’s WMD’s, Taibbi has a point. This whole “Russia hacked the elections” story has not been verified by a single independent investigation and is based solely on Obama’s vague proclamations.
There isn’t a scintilla of proof that the Russians hacked anything. There is no evidence that Vladimir Putin’s government had any involvement at all with any hacking. We should all be open to seeing real proof and making our assessment based on that, but thus far we have nothing., zero, zip, nada, to lead us to conclude that Russia hacked anything.
If even as liberal a writer as Matt Taibbi says this, you know that something is “not adding up” here.

Other left wing journalists are also wondering where the real proof is. Tech writer and former Gawker employee Sam Biddle is also noting that hacking of the Democrat National Committee’s emails is not the same thing at all as saying “the election was hacked.”
Biddle concludes that the hacking of the flagrantly un-secure DNC servers is not “enough to indict Russia’s head of state for sabotaging our democracy.”
Further, other techies have pointed out that Obama’s own report, the one he is presenting as “proof” that Russia hacked the elections, is filled with bad info and shaky conclusions. In Fortune magazine, for instance, cyber Warfare expert Jeffrey Carr slams the Obama report.
In the magazine, it is said Mr. Lee is shocked at how badly the President’s report is written.

“But he highlights extensive sloppy mistakes and limited practical data in the Grizzly Steppe report,” Fortune says. “A list of names used to identify hacking campaigns, such as APT28 and COZYBEAR, inexplicably mingles in the names of both malware tools and capabilities. Data intended to help network administrators block attacks is missing vital IP addresses and attack timelines.”
So, we have no proof for any of Obama’s claims yet he is suddenly on a crusade to punish Russia only weeks before he is to leave the office of the president to Donald J. Trump.
As a result, many see a political motive, here. Liberal writer David A. Graham from the Atlantic even wrote a piece shocked that Obama’s actions seem bewildering to nearly everyone.

But others are pointing out that Obama’s actions are clearly meant as a petty attempt to hurt Donald Trump before he even takes office.

Trump spokesperson Kellyanne Conway, for instance, said she was fully cognizant of the claim that Obama’s new Russia sanctions are meant to “box in” our newly elected president who hasn’t even taken the oath of office yet. She said that the idea that Obama is working to undermine Trump seem quite logical.
The likelihood that this is probably the better read on Obama’s actions are buttressed by the fact that Obama spent the better part of the last two years thwarting Congress as it tried to get tough on Putin.
Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton, for instance, recently said that Obama has spent a lot of time “undermining” congressional efforts to address the problems Putin has been causing in the world. Appearing on “Fox News Sunday” over the weekend, Cotton said that the White House continually lobbied Congress to go easy on Russia supposedly for fear that the State Department’s diplomatic efforts would suffer if Congress got tough on Putin.

So, all this time Obama has been soft on Putin until weeks before he leaves office? It is all pretty fishy, isn’t it?
Granted Russia is not our friend and I am not saying that Obama is maligning an ally. But what I am saying is that Obama is scapegoating Russia in order to cover for Hillary Clinton’s loss and for his own massive destruction of his own party. Obama’s last second finger pointing at Russia is only a smoke screen meant to hide his failures.

The Climate Change Racket is Doing Nothing but Making Liberals Rich

By Adrian Vance    
It is common for environmentalist anthropogenic global warming promoters to accuse “deniers” of being paid off by oil companies.  In spite of decades of such accusations they have produced no evidence, witnesses or documents.  In private money alone environmental groups outspend “deniers.” “Deniers” raise $46 million annually for 91 “think tanks,” according to Forbes analysts. That was one-sixth of Greenpeace’ 2011 budget of $260 million, and they are only one of many environmental groups. There is big money in pushing panic over a gas labeled an insignificant “trace gas” in air by the only real atmospheric scientists, meteorologists.  

Al Gore, former Vice President, increased his net worth from $700,000 in 2000 AD to $175 million in 2015 AD. Gore and the former chief of Goldman Sachs Asset Management made $218 million in profits between 2008 AD and 2011 AD from a carbon trading company they co-founded.  Albert Gore, Jr. has a remarkable record of investing in companies just before they got multi-million Dollar grants.  Now how could that happen?
Elon Musk has never made a dime of profit, but has a net worth in excess of one billion Dollars that have obviously come from the $5 billion in Federal loan guarantees he got in return for a $110,000 contribution to the Obama 2008 Presidential campaign.

In 2014, Musk got another $1.4 billion from Nevada taxpayers to build a “gigafactory” for his electric car company Tesla Motors. Musk’s SolarCity also got a large stipend for a Nevada move.  None of Tesla’s or SolarCity’s products are economically competitive or viable.  Solar energy plants and electric cars cost up to 20 times as much as those using petroleum for operation.
Billionaire Warren Buffett  invested heavily in electric utilities, including NV Energy and has taken advantage of subsidized “green” energy while investing $30 billion in it.
Indian billionaire Vinod Khosla poured over a billion Dollars of his and his government’s money, into 50 green energy startups.  He has had some of green tech’s most spectacular failures. Despite repeated flops, he is still able to pour other people’s money into green energy investing in ethanol, which is heavily dependent on federal mandates requiring gasoline sold in the U.S. contain 15% ethanol.   Anything above that and the engines gag.

Ethanol tax credits are estimated to have cost the federal government up to $40 billion between 1978 and 2012 and it is a poor motor fuel that attracts water from the atmosphere and if stored for a few months damages engines.  Khosla’s KiOR ethanol company went bankrupt in 2014 costing the state of Mississippi $75 million for Khosla’s $500 million factory to employ 1,000 Mississippians.  Sorry about that…
The Daily Kos says CO2 is evil, but  there are no Penguins at the North Pole.
The Daily Kos says CO2 is evil, but
there are no Penguins at the North Pole.

Film director James Cameron profited immensely from environmentalism claiming  “We need to mobilize like we did in World War II to fight global warming.  When asked about scientists skeptical of global warming he said, “I want to call those deniers out into the street at high noon and shoot it out with those boneheads. Anybody that is a global-warming denier at this point in time has got their head so deeply up their ass I’m not sure they could hear me.”  Meanwhile the environmental panic film “Avatar” netted Cameron over $650 million, making him one of the richest directors of all time with an estimated net worth of $700 million for a film promoting a false issue.
It is fitting our last example is a man who has made his millions in fiction as that is the truth of the matter.  The man who created this false issue in which a trace gas in the atmosphere is deemed capable of controlling it when that is easily shown to be false, but to cover their crimes the promoters of this fraud have committed an even larger crime by teaching false science to our young people.  They talk about molecular “forcing” as if there were a hierarchy of molecules with one telling another when to change state!  Intelligent atoms?  Tiny pilots?

In his personal presentations the father of anthropogenic global warming, Jim Hansen claims, “Man-made CO2 stays in the air 1,000 years!” contrary to the Wholer Principle that all molecules of one kind, regardless source, are the same.
He also ignores the Le Chatelier Principle and instead mentions the Clausius-Claperon equation as it is in Calculus and impresses 99% of the population who know nothing of it, but are impressed with the integrands, sigma signs, deltas and other such Calculus notations.  The equation actually has no bearing on the atmosphere and is notoriously in error most of the time and often patched. The most famous of which is named “Antoine.”
The Federal Government has spent about $1 trillion for government grants to promote “global warming,” now “climate change” since the 18 year cooling cycle got under way.  They have kept thousands of science Ph.D.s employed with this fraud in hopes of building more and bigger bureaus in their never-ending quest for power over us.  The ran “war” and “promoting democracy” in the ground so they have to come up with a new scam.  Money is green.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

WikiLeaks reveals Hillary truth BOMBSHELL

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Saturday, April 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wants the American people to know that the hacked emails that revealed the shocking corruption in her campaign and the Democratic National Committee were a plot by Russia “to undermine our democracy” and were personally ordered by President Vladimir Putin “because he has a personal beef against me.”
Since then, the media has eaten the story up — and if Americans only read liberal media sources like The New York Times and CNN, that’s what they’d believe.
There’s just one problem with the mainstream media spin machine: It’s a complete lie.
That’s according to Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. The controversial Assange, whose organization was behind the major leaks, came forward in a revealing interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity and admitted the mainstream media spin is simply not true.
It’s something The Horn News has been warning for months – the mainstream media was covering up the real truth behind the Russian email hacking plot, and Democrats are exploiting it.

Assange confirmed our reports in quick preview of his Fox News interview, which was revealed Monday.
Hannity: Can you say to the American people, unequivocally, that you did not get this information about the DNC, John Podesta’s emails… Can you tell the American people 1,000 percent that you did not get it from Russia or anybody associated with Russia?
Assange: Yes. We can say, we have said, repeatedly over the last two months that our source is not the Russian government and it is not a state party. 

Even after the election, Hillary won’t stop lying straight to America’s face.
Is there any wonder U.S. voters didn’t want her in office?
The full interview airs on Fox News’ “Hannity” Tuesday at 10 p.m. Eastern.
You’d better believe we’ll be tuned in.
— The Horn editorial team

Trump SLAMS corruption, GOP backs off

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President-elect Donald Trump is already making waves in Washington, D.C. — and even corrupt politicians in his own political party aren’t safe.
Reacting to the news that House Republicans had secretly gutted a Congressional ethics oversight committee Monday, Trump took to the bully pulpit to demand change.
Immediately after, House Republicans quickly reversed themselves and dropped their plans to swiftly gut an independent congressional ethics board.
The dizzying about-face came as lawmakers convened for the first day of the 115th Congress, an occasion normally reserved for pomp and ceremony under the Capitol Dome. Instead, House Republicans on Tuesday found themselves under attack not only from Democrats, but from their new president, over their secretive move Monday to immediately neuter the independent Office of Congressional Ethics and place it under lawmakers’ control.
GOP leaders scrambled to contain the damage, and within hours of Trump registering his criticism over the timing on Twitter, they called an emergency meeting of House Republicans where lawmakers voted to undo the change.
The episode, coming even before the new Congress had convened and lawmakers were sworn in, was a powerful illustration of the sway Trump may hold over his party in a Washington that will be fully under Republican control for the first time in a decade.

The Associated Press contributed to this article

Obama Illegally Seizes Bundy Ranch Land Area as National Monument


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by:Tim Brown 
Last week, I reported on the fact that the usurper-in-chief, Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah, tweeted out the wrong pictures of his new, illegally designated national monuments, which encompassed over 1 million acres in Utah and Nevada. Now, it's coming to light that some of that land is the land surrounding the Bundy Ranch. Yes! That Bundy Ranch!
In 2014, patriots from across the united States came and stood alongside the Bundy family at their ranch as the Bureau of Land Management, along with the FBI and a host of hundreds of armed agents, including snipers, set in to siege the land in clear violation of the US Constitution.
Last week, Obama created the Bears Ears and Gold Butte national monuments, and proceeded to tweet out pictures of the Three Gossips at Arches National Park, which was created in 1929.

According to a White House fact sheet:
Today, President Obama will designate two new national monuments, protecting sacred sites, spectacular scenery, and important natural and cultural resources in the desert landscapes of southeastern Utah and southern Nevada. The creation of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah and the Gold Butte National Monument in Nevada follow years of robust public input from tribes, local elected officials, and diverse stakeholders, and draws from legislation introduced in Congress.

In addition to protecting more land and water than any Administration in history, President Obama has taken unprecedented steps to elevate the voices of Native peoples in the management of our natural resources.  Today's actions build on this important work, and further demonstrate the President's commitment to protecting sacred sites and our land, water and wildlife for future generations. 

Gold Butte National Monument

Located in Clark County, Nevada just northeast of the outskirts of Las Vegas, the Gold Butte National Monument spans nearly 300,000 acres and will protect significant cultural resources, important geological formations, and vital plant and wildlife habitat. The monument will provide critical protections for important Native American historical sites, as well as areas that are currently used for traditional purposes by tribes. Notably, the area includes abundant rock art, archeological artifacts, and rare fossils, including recently discovered dinosaur tracks dating back hundreds of millions of years. In recent years these resources have faced increasing damage from threats such as deliberate destruction and vandalism, and today's designation will help ensure that these cultural and archaeological treasures are better protected. 

The monument will serve as an important connection between already protected lands, including Lake Mead Recreation Area and the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument across the Arizona border, protecting key wildlife corridors for large mammals such as desert bighorn sheep and mountain lions, and vital habitat for the threatened Mojave desert tortoise. Additionally, the monument will protect important historic resources. Structures that detail western ranching heritage can still be found in the Gold Butte area, as well as an early twentieth-century abandoned mining town and sites associated with Spanish explorers from the late eighteenth century.

Today's action follows decades of local support from tribes, local stakeholders and conservationists, and draws from legislation that was first introduced in 2008. 

Gold Butte is very close to the Bundy Ranch, and this illegal land grab comes as several dozen patriots are awaiting trial next month in Nevada for their constitutional stand against DC and BLM tyranny at Bundy Ranch in 2014. Many of these patriots have already had similar trumped up charges against them dismissed or they have been acquitted of them in Oregon. Federal prosecutors are continuing to try to pin them with new charges in Oregon even as they await their trial in Nevada. All of them have been awarded by Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore for their heroic action and bravery to stand for the US Constitution. Don't forget to help support these patriots by clicking here.
This is clearly in violation of the US Constitution, which says that in order for the central government to own land outside its 10 square miles in DC, it must obtain the land from state legislatures and that land must be used "for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings" (Article I, Section 8, Clause 17). None of that is taking place concerning this issue.
Some of the patriots who stood in both Nevada and Oregon are already looking to make a similar stand again regarding this latest land grab.

"Get your gear ready," wrote Jon Ritzheimer, who stood with Ammon and Ryan Bundy at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in late 2015 and early 2016. "Obama just designated the Bundy Ranch a national monument."
Others with ties to patriot groups and militia movements online responded with a bit more force. "Locked and loaded ready to go," wrote Chris Border. "Tired of this crap and time to do something."
The Bundy family released a statement on Wednesday calling out Obama for his illegal actions.

We, the Bundy Family, would like to say to President Obama that we are saddened, but not surprised, by your decision to make our ranch and home a national monument. If any of this were really about protecting the land, you would come here, work with the local people who love this land, those who have a vested interest in this land, and take the time to learn what this land really needs. This is about control, pure and simple. You don't love this land, you have never visited here, but you love being in control of this land. The problems we have had with federal land management have never been about cows, tortoises, or fees.  It has always been about the constitutional limits on the federal government's authority.  

While you enjoy a vacation in Hawaii we are here caring for this land and resisting federal overreach. Shame on you for undoing with your pen the good work we have done with our sweat for generations.  We call on Attorney General Adam Laxalt to fight this to the fullest extent of the law! 

"Prepare to saddle up patriots," said Karl Koenigs, who stood with the Bundys in Nevada and Oregon. "[It's] Time for another win."
I agree. The only way tyrants will learn is when the people stand together against them and bring them down. While some Communist outlets are calling these people anti-government, the reality is that every one of these patriots appreciates good government. Look what they are pointing to! They are pointing to the law! They just want government to stay within the bounds of the law, as it should.
Keep in mind the value of all this land in resources.


Monday, January 2, 2017

Obama sends New Year’s tweets about …… His Legacy

President Obama is more than your average narcissistic male. He is one hundred percent died in the wool a self centered egotistical maniac. There is no “Americas” best interest. The Obama legacy will be destruction of healthcare and a world in turmoil. That is just to name a few. 

Stop Burning Wood To Keep Warm: EPA To Alaskans In Sub-Zero Temps

Stop Burning Wood To Keep Warm: EPA To Alaskans In Sub-Zero Temps
by: Alicia 

This is similar to those who are taking blankets and tents from the homeless in winter and refusing to allow good Samaritans to feed the homeless because of laws promulgated to protect the population.

The EPA would prefer that Alaskans freeze to death rather than breathe polluted air. Ronald Reagan was right when he said “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”
The Federalist:
In Jack London’s famous short story, “To Build A Fire,” a man freezes to death because he underestimates the cold in America’s far north and cannot build a proper fire. The unnamed man—a chechaquo, what Alaska natives call newcomers—is accompanied by a wolf-dog that knows the danger of the cold and is wholly indifferent to the fate of the man. “This man did not know cold. Possibly, all the generations of his ancestry had been ignorant of cold, of real cold, of cold 107 degrees below freezing point. But the dog knew; all its ancestry knew, and it had inherited the knowledge.”

If only the bureaucrats in Washington DC knew what the wolf-dog knew. But alas, now comes the federal government to tell the inhabitants of Alaska’s interior that, really, they should not be building fires to keep themselves warm during the winter. The New York Times reports the Environmental Protection Agency could soon declare the Alaskan cities of Fairbanks and North Pole, which have a combined population of about 100,000, in “serious” noncompliance of the Clean Air Act early next year.
Like most people in Alaska, the residents of those frozen cities are burning wood to keep themselves warm this winter. Smoke from wood-burning stoves increases small-particle pollution, which settles in low-lying areas and can be breathed in. The EPA thinks this is a big problem. Eight years ago, the agency ruled that wide swaths of the most densely populated parts of the region were in “non-attainment” of federal air quality standards.
That prompted state and local authorities to look for ways to cut down on pollution from wood-burning stoves, including the possibility of fining residents who burn wood. After all, a declaration of noncompliance from the EPA would have enormous economic implications for the region, like the loss of federal transportation funding. More

Sunday, January 1, 2017

How This Hero Uber Driver Broke a Sex Trafficking Ring and Rescued Missing Girl
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On Friday, Uber driver Keith Avila sprung into action when he noticed a very suspicious and disturbing scene unfolding in the back of his car.

According to Keith, he was driving around Sacramento, California when picked up two women and a young looking girl wearing very revealing and age inappropriate clothing. The young lady's outfit immediately gave the driver pause.

To make matters even more concerning, the women were lecturing the teen on sex act tips as well as instructing her how to pat down a man while giving him a hug. The group also requested to be dropped off at a hotel, which was another red flag for Mr. Avila. ​Upon dropping the trio off, Keith quickly contacted authorities, a decision which would pay off in a major way. Not only were the two women (later identified as Destiny Pettway and Maria Westley) pimps, but the girl they were attempting to exploit turned out to be a missing 16-year-old.

Authorities also busted the intended "John" AKA Disney Wang for attempting to have unlawful sexual activity with the girl. See the video: 

 Source: Perez Hilton

Parents outraged as video of Christian school children praying to Allah in mosque emerges

ANGRY parents have demanded a change in the curriculum after a video emerged showing primary school pupils learning how to pray in a mosque. 

Guess Who's in Trump's Inaugural Parade?

CNN has posted the list of marchers for Donald Trump's inauguration, and it's awesome. Is your hometown represented? Check it out:
Here's who's in so far:  
1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment ~ Fort Hood,Texas
1st Infantry Commanding General's Mounted Color -- Ft. Riley, Kansas
Boone County Elite 4-H Equestrian Drill Team -- Burlington, Kentucky
Caisson Platoon, Fort Myer -- Fort Myer, Virginia
Cleveland Police Mounted Unit -- Cleveland, Ohio
Coastal Florida Police & Fire Pipes & Drums -- Palm Coast, Florida
Columbus North High School Band -- Columbus, Indiana
Culver Academy Equestrian -- Culver, Indiana
First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Fishburne Military School Army JROTC Caissons Battalion - Fishburne, Virginia
Frankfort High School Band -- Ridgeley, West Virginia
Franklin Regional High School Panther Marching Band -- Murrysville, Pennsylvania
Indianapolis Metro Police Motorcycle Drill Team -- Indianapolis, Indiana
Kids Overseas -- Richmond Hill, Georgia
Lil Wranglers -- College Station, Texas
Marist College Band -- Poughkeepsie, New York
Merced County Sheriff's Posse -- Hilmar, California
Michigan Multi-Jurisdictional Mounted Police Drill Team & Color Guard -- Ann Arbor, Michigan
Mid America Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team -- New Buffalo, Michigan
Nassau County Firefighters Pipes & Drums -- East Meadow, New York
North Carolina Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association -- Hillsborough, North Carolina
NYPD Emerald Society Pipes & Drums -- East Moriches, New York
Olivet Nazarene University -- Bourbonnais, Illinois
Palmetto Ridge High School Band -- Naples, Florida
Russellville High School Band -- Russellville, Arkansas
Talladega College Band -- Talladega, Alabama
Texas State University Strutters -- San Marcos, Texas
The Citadel Regimental Band & Pipes and Summerall Guards -- Charleston, South Carolina
The Freedom Riders -- Kersey, Colorado
Tragedy Assistance Marching Unit -- Arlington, Virginia
Tupelo High School Band -- Tupelo, Mississippi
University of Tennessee Marching Band -- Knoxville, Tennessee
VMI Corps of Cadets -- Lexington, Virginia
West Monroe High School Marching Band -- West Monroe, Louisiana
American Veterans - National
Boy Scouts of America - National
US Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations - National
Disabled American Veterans - National
US Border Patrol Pipes & Drums -- National
Wounded Warriors - National
Each branch of the United States military will also be represented.

It should be awesome! Will you be attending? Let us know in the comments. 
 Source: AAN