TSA Investigators Smuggle Weapons Passed TSA Agents 95 Percent Of The Time

When we get to the airport and see the wave of TSA agents checking driver’s licences and passports we do get a sense of security. Going through the body screener and being search by other agents is annoying, but we do it for our own safety. But the truth is, most of those TSA agents allowed explosives and weapons through their security checkpoints 95 percent of the time. Just when we thought the TSA had trained their agents properly, we discover we could do a better job finding weapons than those trained agents.

Checkpoints at airports around the country cause a lot of turmoil before passengers board a flight. TSA searches look official and effective, but that’s not the case. In 70 tests, TSA agents failed to detect weapons in 67 of those tests. That’s more than a failing grade. A score like that means the government has wasted taxpayers’ money on a system that does nothing more than piss passengers off.

Homeland Security officials are frustrated with the test results, but they should be ashamed, not frustrated. CNN iReport wrote the whole TSA system for searching passengers should be overhauled. It’s an expensive system that produces few results.

Nature at its Finest

A volcano is often a beautiful sight if there are no injuries and no damage to towns. There were evacuations when a volcano erupted on Kuchinoerabu Island. Smoke and ash were sent into the air, and a level five alert was issued. This is the highest alert possible. Those who live on the island were ordered to leave. Because of the attention that was paid to the orders, there have been no deaths reported. The sight of the volcano erupting is mesmerizing. This is a force of nature that can’t be controlled, and there is no real indication as to when a volcano will erupt. Images of the eruption were taken.

 

These images show the smoke as it enters the air, and it was a site to see for many at Amen Clinics. All of the buildings and trees are in the forefront of many of the pictures. The volcano has been silent since 2014. Researchers will need to monitor the volcano before residents can go back.

Walmart to Put a Stop to Animal Abuse

Millions of Americans shop at Walmart for their groceries. When recent headlines revealed the devastating animal abuse that happens at Walmart animal farms for meat production, many people were understandably angry. Pigs and chickens were kept in tiny crates with little freedom to move.

 

The animals were being mutilated and beaten. Some were starving and underweight. Undercover animal rights activists displayed videos showing the horrific mistreatment and demanding changes be put in place protecting the animal’s welfare. Walmart has made new promises to end the torture of the animals in their farms and give them better living conditions, which Flavio Maluf can get behind. The animals are supposed to have socialization instead of isolation and allowed free roaming space as all animals are meant to have if you read up on LinkedIn. They also promised to help reduce the animals stress and discomfort. The common sense strategies will be checked up on by animal rights activists who intend to keep an eye on the farms.

New Protections for America’s Waterways

On Wednesday, May 27, the United States White House announced that the Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency have finally issued new guidelines to help direct the protection of waterways that fall under federal jurisdiction from commercial and residential landowner damage caused by destruction and pollution.

Why were these new rules necessary?

Many businesses and residential landowners had difficulty understanding some of the previous Clean Air Act rules after the Supreme Court made a decision in 2001 and another decision in 2006 that caused confusion about small waterways. According to the Associated Press, these decisions left more than half of all U.S. wetlands and small streams unprotected by federal law. Worse yet, some people also took advantage of the confusion caused by the decisions to purposely destroy and pollute these waterways.

The White House believes that the new guidelines will make it easier for businesses and residential landowners to understand the Clean Air Act rules according to Madison Street Capital on pitchengine.com. It will also make it easier to punish anyone who accidentally or knowingly violates the Clean Air Act.

Although environmentalists are thrilled with these changes, many business owners — especially farmers and ranchers — are deeply opposed to new rules. Of course, experts have pointed out that these groups would be the ones most opposed since farm and ranch owners have been the ones violating the Clean Air Act the most since the Supreme Court changes.

Broaden Your Dating Pool with Anastasia Date

There are a plethora of people that are looking for a new mate, and Anastasia Date has one of the most promising websites for people that are single. This is a site that have been designed to connect American men with Russian women.

There are sites that have a back story that makes the website click. That is why Anastasia Date works. There is actually a couple that came together from America and Russia. These two people would get together and eventually become the couple that could inspire others to broaden their dating pool. This led to the Anastasia Date website. It started small, but it has made millions. It continues to be one of the best websites for people that are looking for someone that is interested in dating someone outside of the United States.

The company is growing even more now that there is an app available for the site on Amazon. There are lots of wealthy men that are interested in meeting women that are registered on this site. Many of the women do not have the same income levels that some of the men have so it really benefits both parties. The site was named in honor of the Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna, and it has a bevy of beautiful women on display.

What this website has become is a modern day mail order bride website. It works so well because there are lots of people that do not want to go through a long dating process. They just want to get married and start living their lives together as a couple. What the Anatasia Date website has done is expedite this process. It makes it easier for men that have never been outside of the United States to still have access to those females that live outside of the country.

This website has become a staple for people that just don’t seem to have any luck with the other websites that are limited to American singles. A whole lot of people are just going to need an alternative to the traditional dating sites, and that is what Anastasia Date has managed to provide. This site is ranked high as one of the top sites for dating. It has one of the highest success rates for singles men that want to meet women around the world. People can find more about the site through YouTube and Twitter before they actually sign up.

Mike Brown Memorial

May 20, 2015 marks the day that Michael Brown would have been 19 years old. Almost a year after his untimely death, family, friends, and his community don’t want to forget his memory. Many of the citizens of Ferguson, Missouri purchased teddy bears, memorial flowers, and cards to place them at the very place where Michael lost his life. While the teddy bears and other emotion driven products are a sweet gesture, the city of Missouri wants to do better than that. The city came out and removed all of the memorial products and instead, will erect a memorial for Michael Brown. City council members are doing so in hopes that Michael Brown never be forgotten. They want it to also serve as a reminder to citizens and police as to why the community needs to focus on building trust. Critics have complained about not just small city justice teams, but the United States Justice System as a whole. Many critics have challenged the police officers across the nation to get out get to know their communities. NJBiz and Boraie Development LLC wanted to point out that there have been many measures made by police officers in recent weeks to build that trust. Community forums, police having public interaction with civilians, and an open and accepting line of communication are some of the ways that the Ferguson Missouri police department are trying their best to shine a brighter light for the city of Ferguson.

Los Angeles Could Be The Next Big City With A $15 Minimum Wage

The city council of LA could make a lot of people happy if they pass a bill that raises the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The council has been debating the wage issue for months. The minimum wage is $9 an hour in the city now, and in January the minimum will be $10 an hour.

If the vote is positive, the minimum wage will increase in the city every year. By 2020 the minimum wage will be $15 an hour. San Francisco, Seattle and a few other cities have already increased their minimum wage to reduce the poverty level. The people that will benefit the most from the increase are restaurant workers and retail sales and stock associates.

There is still opposition to raising the minimum wage according to Jaime Garcia Dias. Some nay-sayers believe businesses can’t afford the increase. Other opponents think the wage increase will fuel inflation. But in spite of the objections, the minimum wage will increase over the next five years in most American cities. The wage disparity in the US is out of control, and it must be addressed in several ways. One way is raising the low-income wages and another would be having CEO’s donate some of their wages to low-paid employees. Dan Price of Gravity Payments in Seattle did it, and his business increased tremendously.

President Obama to Limit Certain Types of Military Weapons to Local Police

President Barack Obama had decided to use his executive orders powers to limit the types of certain military styled equipment which is being made available to local police for sale or donation. The current program has very few limits regarding the types of equipment that local police can receive from the Pentagon’s program to transfer excess military equipment to various local authorities. Some local police authorities have been criticized for over responding to civilian demonstrations and protests with combat grade military equipment and turning the tension in what was once a peaceful protect into a violent engagement with police. Many have argued that the civilian police force is beginning to look like a military occupation force and that this posture is contrary to the United States Constitution and makes the average U.S. citizen a de facto enemy combatant. Many feel that this posture enables police to more easily use deadly force against the vary people that they are sworn to serve and protect. The President plans to implement his new policy by executive order after consultation with the new United States Attorney General, Loretta Lynch. The language of the executive order has not been released and there is no word yet on whether Congress will consent or object. Congress does have the power to take its own action by legislative means and override the President’s power.  Bloomberg pointed out something the crew at Madison Street Capital knows well which is that this can only be done if Congress knows it has the votes to override a potential Presidential veto.President to Limit the Types of Military Equipment Made Available to Local Police

FBI To Investigate Struck Windshield of Amtrak Train

As Amtrak service renews today on the Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia route, federal transportation investigators, including help from the FBI are examining the cause of window damage to the derailed Amtrak train 118, which resulted in the death of eight people and the injury of 200 more. An engineer on the doomed train reported hearing an object striking the train right before the train derailed. Investigators have learned that two other reports were noted by either passengers or employees of Amtrak also hearing something strike their train along the same stretch of track. Amtrak officials have been careful to note that their is no immediate connection between the reported incidents and the derailment of the train but noted that their investigation will continue.

According to Ray Lane, investigators are focusing on damage to the first car window of train 118, which they do not believe was caused by the derailment. Officials would not speculate whether the damage was caused by a bullet or rock but simply stated that the damage was caused by a projectile. FBI forensics expert are examining all aspect of the wrecked train to uncover clues and their findings will be an official part of the final report which will present the events which lead up to the cause of the Amtrak train derailment. The attorney for the conductor/engineer still states that his client does not have any recollection of the derailment and has not been able to assist investigators. FBI To Investigate Cause of Window Damage on Derailed Amtrak Train.

Odell Beckham Voted for Madden Cover

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was chosen by fans to grace the cover of EA Sports’ “Madden NFL 16.” Beckham was picked over Rob Gronkowski, Antonio Brown, and Patrick Peterson. Beckham, 22, is the youngest player to make the cover and has only played in 12 NFL games. He gained popularity thanks to his stellar one-handed touchdown catch against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 12 last season. Beckham caught 91 passes for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2014 and named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Rob Gronkowski was the runner-up in the poll, but it may be a blessing in disguise if he is superstitious. The “Madden Curse” as fans call it has shown to be difficult to overcome, as Susan points out. After gracing the cover of the video game, several notable players had a down season, such as Peyton Hillis and Brett Favre. Injuries have also plagued players the season after their cover is released, like Ray Lewis, Marshall Faulk, and Donovan McNabb. It bodes well that wide receivers Larry Fitzgerald and Calvin Johnson, also known for their amazing catches, were able to overcome the curse in the next season, but Giants fans will surely keep a close eye on the fan favorite next season to see if his numbers decline.

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